Monday, November 29, 2010

i only speak the truth.

i loved that this conversation just took place via internet chatting:

friend: what are you up to?
me: right this second? FLYING!!!!

thank you free wi-fi on my flight back to seattle...the childhood version of myself thinks i am rad right now...

...however, this is completely counterproductive to my studying for the GRE....which is in 11 days...did i mention that already?...


texas, you been too good to me.

seattle, you have some competition.

...11 days until the GRE....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

snip snip.

today i woke up with a huge yearning to cut my hair short...not as short as 2007 but short enough. 

maybe a little longer than this short...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

300. (or) twilight zone.

cue the music.

this morning i had a dream about a person that i have not spoken to in years. i woke up to my phone chiming it's sms notification and BAM! i had just received a text message from that person.

fade in music.

i was exploring the internet. and i found this old twitpic via an old high school friend, and i am still trying to convince myself that i am not in it. this is the first time that i have ever been faced with a twin.

see for yourself:

do you see it????

cut music.

Friday, November 12, 2010

these are a few of my favorite things.

tonight will undoubtedly be probably one of the best nights ever. how could all three of my favorite things be combined into one magical event? minds. will. be. blown.

Monday, November 1, 2010

really, it's true.

really, he was phenomenal live.
really, better than could have ever been imagined.

really, anxiously awaiting your return.

everyone is someone.

lately i have been thinking about the title of this post and what it means. which is why when this happened in front of my work i shed a few tears on my walk towards pioneer square. and why my heart hurt when the police tackled someone across the street and arrested a man, or arrested the man on my bus just sitting a few seats behind me. 

so, i really do mean it when you ask me what i want to be when i grow up and i say, "i want to change the world." 

we are f-a-m-i-l-y.

unorthodox in some respects. but we have our traditions, which we hold to. we have our disagreements (i.e. the ending to the hunger games & andrew bird), but at the end of the day [corn maze] we are still family. here's to our annual pumpkin patch visit:

i can't wait for us to visit every national park together. we are f-a-m-i-l-y.

the good. the bad. the ambivalent.

i've made a lot of those choices throughout my life. here are the ones i consider to be the best decisions made in my adult life in chronological order:
  • going to byu. judge if you must. hate if you must hate...utes...but seriously. it's up there. and i will stand by it. 
  • going to byu-hawaii and then reluctantly returning to provo. hawaii empowered me in a way that i cannot ever repay it. and my love for the island exists beyond the ocean and the beach. it's tied with unexpected forever bound friendships and sacred experiences gained on the big island. 
  • deciding to go on a mission.
  • going to africa on a whim after the program's poster caught my eye in the school hallway. and surprising my parents with the news as well. surprise!
  • moving to seattle. i have a small family here. friendships that will never end. and a place that i was reluctant to call home and is now hesitant to release me.
  • going through the temple. simple as that.
there are more minor ones between these, but those are the decisions that have made me who i am now. right now. this very moment. don't worry. i'm not done with the list. it's still in the works.