30 November 2011

my childhood

 being born in the 80s raised in the 90s and live as an adult in the 00s 
i can say life has been great.  
my childhood was filled with spandex and matching outfits to my best friends  
{jessica & ashley, we thought we were triplets}
staying out til the street lights came on.  
and TGIF was not just about being thankful it was friday, it was a whole friday evening tv show schedule.
while on facebook today i came across a link which sums up a lot of my childhood:

10 Things 90s Kids Will Have To Explain To Their Children

1. Topanga was at some point in human history considered not only a legitimate first name for a human being, but the kind of name that would inspire in malleable teenage boys a life-long infatuation. Topanga, in our day, was leading lady name-material. Topanga (pronounced Tah-payne-ga, for those who will have only ever seen in it written down) is the name of the quintessential girl-next-door who will live, along with Feeney, in our hearts forever.
2. At some point, we carried around little plastic eggs with tiny screens on them — in these screens lived our hearts, our pets, our raison d’etre, our very own Tamagotchi. We loved them, we listened to their tiny electronic screams of malnourishment, and we occasionally forgot to pick up their poop for long enough that they died a tortured, poop-filled death. They were perhaps our first foray into the life-consuming world of electronics and self-absorption, later to be fully manifested by Facebook.
3. The black Power Ranger was black and the yellow Power Ranger was Asian because…we were so completely ahead of our time and beyond the capacity to even think in terms of something as inconsequential as race that… uh… I don’t know. Casting directors were racist in the nineties.
4. Long before he was spending his days foisting his mediocre children on us, Will Smith was actually the perfect human specimen. He also undoubtedly holds some world record for saving the world the most times while simultaneously delivering flawless catchphrases and giving cool guy nods to the camera. The Men In Black rap song, at the time, was created and received by the public without the slightest trace of irony. Really. He was that good. {we all wanted those sunglasses at burger king a la wild wild west}
5. In some inevitable shift of the time-space continuum in which James Cameron continues to rob humanity of all that is good and sacred in this world, Fern Gully will be known as that movie that ripped off Avatar. It will be up to us to crusade for what is right. It is up to us to explain that Fern Gully was not only a predecessor to Avatar, but far better, in that it contained both Tim Curry as a singing pile of molasses and Robin Williams rapping about animal testing in the pharmaceutical industry. (As a side note, if you have not recently listened to the full lyrics of the “Batty Rap,” I recommend you do, as they are horrifying.)
6. A neighborhood boy who completely disregards your family and puts a ladder directly under the teenage girl’s window to climb up at his discretion is not only acceptable, it’s charming. It’s the kind of stuff that would make said family take the ladder boy under their wing and into their heart. The nineties were a simpler time, one where we didn’t have to worry about things like breaking and entering. Clarissa today would have steel bars on the inside of her window and her father would continually remind her that the next-door boy with his ladder and his touchy hands have no place in his household. {might i add dawson's creek}
7. Though on the surface, they are the exact same thing in every conceivable way, whether you liked The Backstreet Boys or N*SYNC said more about your character than all of the terrible macaroni art you could ever make for your child psychologist. Essentially, liking *NSYNC meant you liked Justin Timberlake, as he was clearly the Seabiscuit in that race from the get-go. You even liked him with his terrible, icy-blond mini-fro. Liking the Backstreet Boys gave you a bit more of a cultured palate, as there was no clear Diana in those Supremes. Nick was kind of the wholesome, if northern-Florida-redneck safe choice (save for his humiliating younger brother, Aaron). Brian was the shy, sensitive type. AJ was the hottt, dangerous meth addict. Kevin Richardson was mute with sexy, sculpted facial hair. No one liked Howie. Choosing between the two groups was like choosing between two beloved children, but once that line was crossed–there was no going back. {or devon sawa vs JTT}
8. “I wanna really really really wanna zig a zig ahh,” has a meaning, and all true nineties kids know it, but we must never share it. Like the Illuminati, it must remain between us, the keyholders. With great power comes great responsibility.
9.un-bedazzled. It is the knowledge that your eraser cap, and that of your granddaughter’s, and her granddaughter’s after her, will not be some boring little nub–it will be a diamond covered with butterflies in a rainbow of colors. It is the dream of a better tomorrow.
10. Incredibly depressing women in Indiana covered in cats and glass figurines they buy at The Hallmark Store used to troll the web 1.0 to invest thousands of dollars in tiny stuffed animals filled with plastic beans. That happened. Beanie Babies were not just significant, they were the first example most of us had of envy, greed, and wrath. If someone messed up that little heart-shaped Ty tag, so help you God, that was the end of whatever contact you had with that monster of a human being. That tag-less Beanie Baby was now trash, and you had to deal with the consequence. It was at that moment, that de-valued Beanie Baby moment, that most of us accepted the truth… we’ll never have nice things.

28 November 2011


to one incredible man! 
my best friend!!!

thank you for allowing me to share 9 birthdays with you!
{having 11 since i met you, as 14 year old dorks in PE} 
also, thank you for catching up in years, i love being 25 together. 
that whole 9 days of being a cougar was just too much for me! 



25 November 2011

black friday.

i hope you get everything on your list.
also, sorry if i knock you down in all the hustle & bustle.
stay out of my way & i will stay out of yours. haha :)

all i have to say is: GOOD LUCK.

24 November 2011

turkey day

may this day bring you & your family happiness, love & full bellies.

i am thankful for:
my family
my faith
my person
all my friends
my health & my families' health
beethoven, elvis & daisy
all my very many blessings from my Father in Heaven.

what are you thankful for? 


23 November 2011

birthday weekend continued

boyfriend & i put a $50 limit on birthday presents this year.
he got me exactly what i wanted! a new pair of vans.
my old pair are way worn and torn and i have been wanting the checkered pair for awhile.

perfect gift

i also got a bunch of flowers for my birthday & i LOVE flowers

from boyfriend, roomie, jessy, & megan


boyfriend came over early and took me to the good egg for breakfast.
normally we don't go out sundays but he had to work all day on my actual birthday and really wanted to take me out for a nice breakfast.  it was so YUMMY.
cinnamon french toast, eggs, bacon & potatoes :)
afterwards we went to isa & carol's to watch the bears game, and THEY WON.
that is 5 in a row now :)

for dinner we went to my parents where they had a birthday celebration for me.
we ate spaghetti carbonara and christen made a wonderful twilight birthday cake for me!

it's so weird actually being 25! i mean, i've been telling people i'm 25 for a few months now, but to actually be 25 WOW. it is kind of exciting, and now i feel like a true adult.
i know 25 will be my best year yet! 

22 November 2011

birthday weekend


i was exhausted from getting barely any sleep.
luckily, had a half day at work and was able to take a nap.
that night boyfriend and i got chipotle for dinner {we had a coupon from the twilight souvenir bag, FREE FOOD}
and we watched our first holiday movie of the season:

one of my absolute favorite scenes: christmas morning


my actual birthday.
subyn, andre & the girls took me to MOVIE STUDIO GRILL for lunch and a movie:
happy feet two.
afterwards i took the girls to run some errands with me and they bought me a present.

silly faces with the girls {sophia, sarah & selah}

that night boyfriend and i went to ajo als for dinner and cosmic bowling!
megan, donna, carol, isa, jessy, roomie, & my baby bro all came bowling.
first game i bowled triple figures!!!

i bowled two XX in the last frame :)

boyfriend bowled a turkey!! three XXX


20 November 2011


the number of theses in Martin Luther's 95 Theses.
95 poems by E.E. Cummings.
interstate 95, a freeway that runs from florida to maine.
95, the car number used on lightening mcqueen in cars {because toy story was released in '95}

ninety-five, the number of months i have been with boyfriend.
the best 7 years and 11 months of my life.

i love you.

19 November 2011


in 3 hours and 5 minutes i will officially be 25.
{born at 20:20 on 11/19/1986}
i can now rent a car.
i say, major cause for celebration.


18 November 2011


november has been flying by!
i have been terrible about posting anything.  
november has been kind to me.
the first weekend of november i went to LOS ANGELES.
found an awesome pizza parlor.
finally tried millions of milkshakes {mmm... s'mores shake}
and once again met, worked with and talked to


but then again... NBD.

let's play i spy...
director of Breaking Dawn BILL CONDON
Jacob, HOT {108 degree temp that is}, TAYLOR LAUTNER
Edward, himself, ROBERT PATTINSON
Bella, in the flesh, KRISTEN STEWART
ME, stage manager of Breaking Dawn Convention
and none other than DEAN, Rob's Bodyguard
the next weekend was boyfriend's baby sisters 18th birthday. 
us girls went out to SAPPORO for dinner 
then OASIS for dancing and some of the girls enjoyed hookah.

carol - tina - jessy - BDAY girl MEGAN - me
donna {not pictured, taking photo :)}

did not miss up the opportunity to re-watch all the TWILIGHT movies on the big screen.
starting at 11:30am hopped in line at harkins scottsdale 101.

seated approx. 3:00pm
NEW MOON 6:30pm
ECLIPSE 9:00pm
BREAKING DAWN pt 1 12:01am

i feel terrible, because roomie got sick and went home during BREAKING DAWN :( :( :(
don't worry we will go see it AGAIN and AGAIN.
SHOCKER: i did not cry, but many did.

TODAY i am sitting at my work desk, eyes drooping and so glad to have a half day today.
by noon, i hope to leave work, pick up lunch get in a nap.
tonight IDK my plans, something with boyfriend as IT IS the beginning of my birthday weekend.
a quarter of a century old.
let's see what this weekend and this year of 25 brings. :) :) :)

02 November 2011

taylor swift


and i found a new AMAZING band:

bored on drive & eating dinner: Wendys

the drive and beautiful sunset

my new favorite: NEEDTOBREATHE

being silly waiting for T-swift!

grand entrance, there she is!

back to december
awesome picture!

speak now: reminded me of the girls in the beginning of my best friend's wedding

haunted: incredible! acrobats doing tricks hanging from bell

cool tree on the other side of the arena :) :) :) close to us

she's too cute

the finale: LOVE STORY in a floating balcony over the audience.
was 2 feet away from my head :) :)

drive home. so happy. perfect night.