Surgery is fun.

So I got surgery today. First time I've ever had one. It wasn't major though, just on my nose. No, not a nose job. Deviated septum. Apparently it was extremely messed up. Who woulda thought that was the reason why I've never been able to breathe through my nose?

Anyway, it's been an interesting day. I've watched 5 episodes of M.A.S.H., 3 episodes of Psych, and 12 episodes of The Office. I've got splints and stitches up my nose, have taken 11 pills, eaten 18 otter pops, and drank like 3 gallons of water. Or something close to that.
My nose is all swollen and I've gone though 16 pieces of gauze, as well as half a box of tissues. Gushing blood from your nose is fun. But just as a special treat for you friends and stalkers who read this, here is a lovely picture of me wearing the 'drainage catcher' I was given. Hands free blood rag.

Hot, right?
Luckily, I have some nice friends and a sister who will come hang out with me when I'm looking this attractive. Have I mentioned that since I can't breathe through my nose at all, when I fall asleep (which the Loratab will do to me), I snore. Which then wakes me up. I'm not sure how Allyson and Ben are still my friends after witnessing this. Oh well.
Saddest realization from today though? When I wake up from anesthesia, I'm not funny. I'm completely coherent. Nothing worth posting on The Youtube at all.
Dang it.


Country is the best.

Well dear friends. I promise I'll get back to the 30 day challenge thing soon.
You know, in case you cared or something.
But to tide you over for now, here is a little bit of pinterest wisdom I found.

This is what I tell myself whenever someone says they don't like country music.

How can you not like a song like that? Or thisthisthis, thisthisthis, or this?
I mean seriously people. Come on now.

So if you're ever feeling like you need some country goodness in your life, hit me up. I know plenty.



30 day challenge kids. Here's post number one.

1) List 30 random things about yourself.

  1. I believe in bare feet.
  2. I love shoes. (Are these two oxymorons? Yes. But they're true.)
  3. I love sunshine.
  4. I have a slight concert addiction.
  5. I dip my popcorn in chocolate milk. It's sooo good!
  6. I love long drives.
  7. Indie, country music, and boy bands are my favorites.
  8. I love to read.
  9. I survive on cheese, bread, and pasta. No cooking skills + living without mom = limited diet.
  10. Football is my favorite sport.
  11. I love movies.
  12. I like watching TV, but I'm really bad at watching regularly. Thus, it's hard for me to get really into a show where you have to watch every episode to understand whats going on. That's why shows like The Office, Psych, and SNL are my favorites.
  13. I love to travel. I want to travel all over the world.
  14. I love camping.
  15. I love horseback riding.
  16. I love change. I fully embrace it. I think everyone needs some drastic changes in their life every few years. It keeps life interesting, keeps us invested in what we have, what we're doing.
  17. I like vanilla ice cream and white cake more than chocolate.
  18. I don't really like chocolate chip cookies.
  19. I will eat almost anything that has pomegranate in it.
  20. I love the beach, but I love the mountains as well.
  21. I love the smell right after it rains.
  22. I love being outside early in the morning.
  23. I love star gazing.
  24. Dogs are my favorite. Not a fan of cats.
  25. I will always be a BYU fan.
  26. Lilies are my favorite flower.
  27. Someday I'll own a boat, and go boating every day.
  28. I've got a thing for guys with dark hair and blue eyes.
  29. I don't really have a set style clothes-wise. It changes often.
  30. I believe that spending a little bit of time alone in the middle of nowhere is good for the soul, and everyone should do it more often.

30 Things.

In case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of bad at writing regularly. I thought maybe I had finally grown out of my habit where I'd write for a month, then lose the journal, buy a new one, and start all over. Especially since online it's a little harder to lose something. But you know. I think I have like 8 half-full journals. I just don't know what to write about. Thus, when I saw that Shaylee and Julia were doing this 30 day thing, I thought it'd be a good idea.

So here goes. My 30 day blog run. Sorry that I'll kind of be clogging up your blogger news feed. It happens.

1.      List 30 random facts about yourself.
2.      Describe 5 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3.      Describe your relationship with your parents.
4.      List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5.      What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6.      What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7.      What is your dream job, and why?
8.      What are 5 passions you have?
9.      List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10.  Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11.  Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12.  Describe a typical day in your current life.
13.  Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14.  Describe 5 strengths you have.
15.  Share 10 fond memories from your childhood.
16.  What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17.  What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18.  What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20.  Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21.  If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it?
22.  Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23.  List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24.  Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25.  If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26.  What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27.  What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28.  What is your love language?
29.  What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30.  List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.


I was a cool kid.

Style came naturally to me.
Alright, dear friends, family, and strangers who read this blog. We're replacing all the carpet in our house, so today I had to take everything out of my closet. Which I haven't seen the floor/back of for probably 10 years or so. It was an enlightening experience, as I tried to decide what to keep and what to throw away. I learned that I hoard empty boxes, I've already got a large collection of tacky piggy banks, and I was meant to be a wizard, proven by my Harry Potter Potions kit I found on the top shelf.
The most exciting things I found however, proved to be old journals. And a time capsule, put together in 2002 when I was in 3rd grade. Along with pictures of puppies, pictures of the Olympics, and several useless trinkets, I found a questionnaire, which I thought I'd share with all of you. Enjoy.

About Me:(Disclaimer: I'm not changing the spelling. Or grammer. So don't be overly disappointed in me.)
[Also, all modern commentary is in brackets. Just so you understand what I meant.]
Age: 9
Grade in School: 3rd
How many people are in your family? 5 (6)
Do you have a pet? What is it? Yes, Buddy. A dog.
What is your favorite color? Blue
Movie? Shrek
Performer? Eddie Murphey
Food? Pizza
What makes you happy? Riding horses.
Sad? When a animal dies.
Mad? Boys (mostly Sky) [This is still true. Although I don't know who Sky is.]
Scared? Kissing [hahahahahahahaha]
What do you do when you come home from school? Watch T.V.
What does your room look like? It is really rosey. [I had pink walls with a rose-garden wallpaper border, a rose bedspread, and a lot of my decorations were roses. I liked flowers as a kid, don't judge.]
What is your favorite season? Why? Winter and Summer. Winter> Skiing Summer> Swimming No School [This is funny. Because I hate winter.]
What is your favorite vacation spot? Why? The Beach. It's always hot.
What smells do you like? Flowers, pizza.
What smells do you dislike? Spinach [Not sure where I got this from. I don't think I was ever fed spinach as a child.]
What makes you laugh? Matt and Jordon [My neighbors maybe? I don't know.]
What kinds of things do you do with your friends? Chase boys [hahahahahahahahahaha]
What do you like to do when you're alone? Read.
What is your favorite subject in school? Reading.
What accidents have you been in? Broken bones? Stiches. No.
What are your favorite talents? Art, piano, skiing. [This is a good one. Because I'm no good at skiing, I've never been good at anything overly artistic, and I quit piano a long time ago.]
If your house was on fire and you could grab one thing, what would it be? My two dolls Abby and Kimberly. [Even as a child I was a rebel. Grabbing two dolls when I was told I could only grab one. Watch out world.]
What has been the most important world even to happen in the last year? The Olmpics.
What is the funnest thing about being a kid? You make people laugh.
What is the hardest thing about being a kid? You have to get good grades.
What does your favorite outfit look like? Bell-botton pants, tank top, and sweter. [I meant flare jeans. I swear, I have never, EVER worn bell-bottoms.]
What would be a perfect day? No boys (Keep relatives)
What do you want to be when you grow up? An athlete. [Ya. Because I'm so good at every sport I've ever done. Obviously.]
If you were invisible, where would you go and what would you do? ~~~~~~ [Unfortunately I didn't answer this question. Just drew a squiggly line. I guess I never wanted to be invisible.]
List all the people who love you for who you really are. Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, relatives, teachers, friends.

Fairy Princess. Obviously.

Isn't that great? I told you, I was one cool kid. Anyways, I also found some journals which had classic entries such as these:
1/13/2000: Last night we went and got mialke-shakes. I got Cholte Mosheloe.
4/6/2000: Today is Seans birthday. Sean almoes got hit by a car!
2/28/2001: I am sorry I haven't writen for a long time. I have been sooooo busy. I made a Diary today. I hope Kelsey doesn't see it. I will try to write more.
3/3/2001: Today Gus (a dog Katie's family is takeing care of) came over. Gus isn't Katie's dog.
6/15/2011: We are giving Katie (our cousin) some old dresses. Sady [Sandy] doesn't fit in them. So that is why we are giving them to Katie.

As you can tell, I had a wonderful childhood.