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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Life

I had a few ideas for what I would blog about today...return Nani's 4 list...Christmas/holiday rundown...update on my life. (Don't worry - I will get to those eventually). But well, I just found out something today that far surpasses those. I don't know what to say because it's not my place to say anything about it. But here goes.
You don't really realize how insignificant some of the things you think/worry about are...until something comes along that surpasses them on so many levels. Why do we worry about the little things in life - what we'll wear to that dance, what does that person think of me, what to do this weekend? (Not saying I worry about these things much at all - but I will admit, that sometimes these thoughts do come to mind). The people in my life that I love and care about are the most important thing. Without them - I would have no purpose. Something is happening to one of these people - I just found out today. First off I was in shock, second...disbelief/denial, third...realization/tears. (Not to mention that I got a bloody nose after crying...and just admitted I cry on the internet [it's rare] -.-) The worst part of it all is that there's nothing I can really do. But it's situations like these where you have to step back and re-evaluate your priorities. And of course there's always the element of "trial of your faith".
I'm hoping and praying for the best. Love you (you know who).

I'm ending here, without meow's and without a random fact (I'll get 2 in the next one).

Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE~ *<|:D

(yes that smiley is wearing a santa hat)

Alrighty wellll the title is pretty self explanatory BUT oh well... MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE TO YOU ALL. I very likely won't be getting on here tomorrow so Merry Christmas to you all as well!

Nothing too exciting on my end here. I made it back home! And it's good to be here. I've hung out with a few people. So Nanikins :) Her and I are practicing for a song we're singing both tonight (I believe?) and on Sunday in church. And I don't want to brag or anything but well WE SOUND AWESOME TOGETHER. Really though...even though we're not super amazing - but together we're pretty powerful and blend so nicely and... I'm sure nobody cares about this so I'll stop now. Haha. (sorry - but not really)

Well...so here I am on Christmas Eve and still quite excited for Christmas. Yes I'm immature and yes I'm odd but I hope to never lose the spirit of Christmas :) And I hope that you can all feel even a small portion of it in your lives around this season!

I feel like I have to put lotion and lipbalm on every 10 minutes! It's terrible - but I guess I can handle it... for now :l

Well I guess I should keep it short because firstly...I need to pee (and yes I'm too lazy to get up mid way through) and secondly...family festivities will soon be starting! I'm not entirely sure what will be happening but well I do know it'll be good :) Probably just games, reflection (on many things), and just Christmas Spirit joint effort! haha.
So I hope all y'all out there have something exciting going on and that you can make the season good for you!

I'll share 2 more Christmas songs because well 1. I love Christmas songs 2. This is the last day :(

So the first one is Silent Night (by Taylor Swift) -- not really a fan of hers...but I really like the song! ;3 And second is Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley (and hopefully you aren't having a blue Christmas - I just enjoy the song! haha) :o
(Another good one if you want to look it up is Gesu Bambino...I didn't do a link because I couldn't find one that I especially liked)

So have a great and very Merry Christmas everyone :)

Ciao for meow :)!

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME -- One of my favorite foods is funeral potatoes. Weird? Probably. BUT THEY'RE SO GOOD! My mom made ham and funeral potatoes for me yesterday :D It was quite tasty! (W came too, t'was awesome - the end)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OH!

One other quick little tidbit.

I SAW TRON LAST NIGHT :D
I thought it was really quite good! Especially in 3D...and IMAX. Kay it was awesome :3
And if you're a nerd like the guy I was with (snuggle buddy) you'll love it!

THE END

2 day meltdown

2 days until Christmas~! Craziness? Well I think so anyways.
I feel almost like a child. It's not as though I'm losing sleep or anything but... well, I am excited for Christmas. However, a big part of that may have something with my not being home for awhile and it'll be nice to just have a few days to relax and eat terribly (and in excessive amounts) :)

So I leave today after work...not that I'm at work now...ya (>.<)
ANYWAYS -- I'm definitely looking forward to it all (:

I was meaning to get on here before now but I've been a busy little bird! First off, I've been going on dates! Haha. You're probably thinking what the heck...you? Because well I don't think I ever really talk about dudes because I never go on dates! I talk to guys quite a bit, but ya...don't date really. I don't know what it is as of lately but *shrugs* I'll run with it for now ;P Anyways...one consisted of watching Emporer's New Groove - 'Nuff said...awesome. Another guy we went out for hot beverages (he had tea, I had hot chocolate [duh]) then we went and made some granola bars at his house. And they're so good! Seriously haha. If you're interested in making some - ask me for the recipe! Then another guy I've just been hanging out with the most - we've done a few random things, and overall he's my snuggle buddy (it just happened, ok?). But that's all the details you're getting from me - for now at least.
Another thing I've been busy with... trying to find a place to live! My sister is coming back soon (December 29th?) and I think they were wanting me out by then. But I haven't found a place yet :( WHAT TO DO?!? *sigh* I guess I'll figure it out and cross that bridge when it's completely necessary. So Along with my sister coming back I've been organizing the place more and cleaning and such.
So between work, the gym, boys, and looking for a place. I have been busy.

I was going to do round 2 of the yogurt masks this week... but ALAS I didn't find the time. So I'll do it sometime next week probably. Really though, you should try it! Does this ----->
look like the face of someone who would lie to you? YES! And I'm not making that face - so really...try it.

OH! One thing I really dislike about Christmas... malls. Seriously, I think they're annoying on a regular day with all the people...But around Christmas - INSANITY!

I'm going to throw another couple of Christmas songs in here for ya. The first is a classic song but a different kind of cool version - All I Want For Christmas Is You ^.^
And the second, is one of my favorites... Merry Christmas Baby :3 (suffer through the first 30 or so seconds... GIVE IT A CHANCE [though you probably don't want to listen to the whole thing, it starts weird and ends weird and just...ya])

And I'll end here, because I actually don't have anything very useful to say haha.

Toodles for meow :)!

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME -- I don't wake up easily. I sometimes listen to the alarm go off for an hour before I get up. Many times I have hit it so long that it just shuts off OR sometimes I accidentally dismiss the alarm instead of pressing snooze (crap).

Friday, December 10, 2010

I TRIED IT!

OK, so first off...this is obscene how many bloggies I've got up for December already. It's more than I've got up in pretty much the last...3 months combined. Wow.

ANYWAYS -- I TRIED THE YOGURT LAST NIGHT! (If you don't know what I'm talking about... look at my last blog)

I went to the gym (which was fun if you're wondering haha), and then afterwards I went to the grocery store and thought to myself..."Hey, I'm gonna look for some yogurt!" And it was quite easy to find really haha. There was a few options - but the one I ended up choosing was Olympic brand, no fat (0%), Organic, Natural, Probiotic (plain obviously) haha.
So what I did was I showered first and washed my face and shampoo'd my hair quick. Then I got out and turned off the fan (to keep the steam in there) and put the mixture of olive oil and yogurt on my hair. One suggestion is to towel off your hair decently well so it isn't dripping - I did it alright, but it did end up dripping a bit (in the back). So I'm not sure if you want to do this yourselves or if you have someone that can help you it might be easier. So I started in my roots and put it all over my scalp and then started running it through the ends.
*TIP* Don't put so much that it drips - just enough to coat your hair.
I then put it up in a bun to keep it back and to keep it from dripping as much.
THEN... it was face time
*TIP* Don't use the leftover from the hair mixture - I don't imagine Olive oil being the best for your face?
So I started with one layer and gradually built it up to basically as thick as I could get it. (You'll realize when you try it...if you try it).
Then I put a robe on and just meandered about for half an hour or so. The yogurt on your face does dry after a bit, thus making your face feel kind of tight and constricted from emotion showing. But it's bearable.
The nice thing about doing them both at the same time was...when you do the face mask, you don't have to worry about getting the yogurt in the hair.
The bad thing about all of this - it's kind of a pain putting it in your hair...because you're trying not to get yogurt everywhere and also trying to move your hair around to coat the scalp completely. (and also I think plain yogurt just smells plain awful :P)
SO after half an hour, I just got back in the shower....rinsed it all off. I didn't wash my face again, but I did shampoo and condition my hair after.
I then moisturized my face as usual. My pores felt so clean and refreshed. Seriously. Haha. And I felt like my face was glowing and looked so squeaky clean. And my skin felt - plump? So to speak. haha. Sounds weird - but I liked it! If you don't want to try the hair mask - I would at least recommend it for the face.
When I was shampooing and conditioning my hair - the pores on my scalp also felt very refreshed and open. Really - it felt so nice.
I'm sure results vary from person to person and also depending on which yogurt you use. But I have tried it and I found that my hair is so smooth and even very shiny today. I would definitely recommend that you try it (if you're willing)! So try it! And let me know what you think!

Ciao for meow :)!

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME -- The only yogurt I really eat is Strawberry. Raspberry is alright...Peach - maybe. All the others don't appeal to me. I used to put plain yogurt in smoothies until I licked the spoon after once. I started gagging - it was awful. The end.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Last Christmas

Well I'm just kind of reminiscing on my last Christmas. (And I know... I'm proud of myself for getting another blog up this quick as well :P)
Last year at this time I wasn't even a blogger yet :o But I was going to school in Edmonton (at the U of A - didn't last very long apparently). I was in nutrition, but more accurately I was in general studies working towards getting in nutrition. Long story short (well not that long) - I liked the nutrition aspect of it all, but the chemistry was VERY HARD! Or maybe I didn't study enough...or at all. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't be talking about this.
So at this time last year I was also pretty sure that I'd be going home right after. And I was very much looking forward to that because I missed all my family and friends. The thing about being in Edmonton was I didn't really get to visit much because it was too far. And so now here I am - no further it knowing what I want to do with my life. And I know you're all probably tired of hearing me talk about it - but I'm hoping talking about it and thinking about it will get me further along. Then again...it hasn't really worked so far *sigh*. I'll keep trying!
So I don't remember everything about last Christmas (Christmas Eve rather)...but I'll tell you what I do remember. We didn't have a very big family gathering because lots of the sub family units were either doing their own thing or were taking a turn on the other side of the family. But it was still a nice gathering...we ate plenty, spent a nice relaxing evening chatting, we always seem to share musical talents on Christmas. So we sang a bit and read the Christmas story from the Bible, exchanged our little gifts and all went our separate ways. Christmas morning, my parents and I did our little gift opening and then went to visit some more family and I'm sure had a nice feasty feast.
Nothing too exciting - but I've been listening to Last Christmas the whole time I was writing this blog...so really this was bound to happen. Last Christmas is one of my favorite songs and the version by Wham is one of the classics...so to listen to it click :) (do not judge it by the music video - yes it's cheesy, deal with it) OR if you watch glee and want to hear that version (I think it's good!) click :D. Or I guess if you don't want to listen to it...suit yourself (fun sponge).

Quick Health and Beauty Section
-As the weather is reasonably cold and dry, make sure you moisturize not only your body but also your face! It's very important - too oily of skin causes breakouts but too dry of skin will do the same thing. (Drink water too - even though it's not hot, even if you're not thirsty... stay balanced). Another good thing is to keep your hair moisturized. Maybe you need to condition your hair more than wash it (varies from person to person). Also...I've heard of a do-it-yourself mask for both the face and hair - I haven't done this yet but I will and then I'll let you know (if I find the product). So this product is... yogurt! (Plain, natural yogurt). Start with a cleansed face and put the yogurt on. Start with a thin layer and build it up - this can either be done with a foundation brush or your fingers or whatever you want really. Leave it on for about 20/25 minutes and apparently it helps your skin feel super moisturized after. As for putting it on your hair - it's optional to add some olive oil into the yogurt as well. So take some yogurt (however much you think you need) and add about a tbsp of olive oil. Put it all over the hair and let it sit for a good half an hour. Then rinse it out - and you can shampoo and condition your hair afterwards if you so choose. It supposedly leaves your hair not only softer but more smooth as well. I will look for the plain/natural yogurt and try this. But don't be scared to try it yourself - I mean what's the worst thing that can happen with yogurt? So do it - or don't, really I just thought it sounded kind of cool.

One little update from my life - I went and saw the movie Tangled last night. Yes it's animated, yes it's Disney...if you like either of those or both then see it! I thought it was pretty cute with some pretty funny parts. I quite enjoyed the horse and the little chameleon (and of course now I wish I had a cute little animated chameleon to play hide and seek with). But I didn't think there was anything special about the music in it. It was pretty dry in my opinion - but that could just be me! I still think it's worth seeing :)


OH! And I don't know if people don't read my blog anymore or if they just don't feel it necessary to respond - but I haven't heard from many of you! I want comments (and questions) and YES I'm pushy :l
Hope all is going well and don't worry - Christmas break is in sight! Just get through those finals (for those who this applies to).
Miss you W.

Toodles for meow :)!

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME -- I love hot chocolate - a lot. If you like mint chocolate...try adding either a mint tea bag to your chocolatey delight or sticking a candy cane in there!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HAPPY DECEMBER!


Sure it's been December for well...a week. But I'm here! I'm hoping to get a few blogs in for this month - because I may not like the cold but I LOVE the Christmas season!
I love hot chocolate, I love fireplaces and most of all I love caroling :)!

Well I'll start with what's been going on in my life and then give a little rant about Christmas (and no the beginning was not even close enough to covering it).
Alrighty! So last I left off was - well you look if you want to know :P
I'm still living here in the big city and I'm still living alone in my sister's place (while she's on vacay) Still talking to that sister (through emails and calls) and another sister (who moved to Baku). Anywho...for the most part life is pretty good! I enjoy the city and I like my job for now. I'm still trying to decide what I should do with my life for forever - but I still have time (I guess). I like my ward (church for those who don't know) and I'm involved with choir and music within that. It's actually been pretty busy lately with choir and being asked to sing for another thing. So I've been practicing and such. But I'm not complaining! I love music and ESPECIALLY Christmas music :)
BUT one bit of eventfulness - however unnecessary it was...A BUS HIT ME! A city bus... ran into my back right corner. It wasn't very bad by any means but it was still a pain! I stopped at a red light and there were apparently going to get behind me - and YES, you can use your imagination. So that was not so pleasant. And I had to make a claim and all that jazz. After the bus hit me - all I could think was really? Again? Is this a sign? Should I not be living here? Should I give up the keys? Throw in the towel? Call it a day? (Yes I'm sure you get the point) But all this was running through my mind and I eventually just said well you know what - it wasn't my fault and things happen. SO MOVING ON WITH LIFE - hopefully there's no more accidents in the near (or distant) future.

OH! AND that night I went home and the fireplace didn't work! And it hasn't worked since then - and it depresses me slightly but what can I do? (Get it fixed?? Meh.)

Alright...well Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year. We would always have a huge get-together - the whole fam damily. There would be tons of food - probably slight weight gain, and we would act out the Nativity and well...it was always a disaster.
Sheep would be running free (and Shepherds too likely), Angels missing, Mary falling off the donkey and well - I think you get the drift. But for me - I wouldn't have it any other way! I loved those days and I hold those memories dear. Christmas (and also being away from them more) makes me appreciate my family - especially my parents - so much more. Sometimes I used to think what it would like if I would have been born into a different family, but honestly...now, I can't imagine that at all. I love my family so much and I'm grateful for my parents and the example they are and all they've done for me throughout my life.
But anyways - Christmas is full of delicious bevys, and scrumptious goodies.
And Christmas music - I love it. Enough said.

OH! Another thing - I've also gotten out my guitar! I hadn't played in - pretty much a year! pretty crazy eh? The first day was utterly painful, but I think my finger callouses are coming along pretty good again. :)

I think that's pretty much it....I haven't been home for a few weeks now, can't wait til Christmas! Miss everyone. Haven't been able to go to the gym as much as I used to because I usually work kind of late and don't feel up to it at 7ish. But I still try and go when I can!
Still need to get a few more Christmas gifts and keep practicing - one of my performances is this Sunday! Wish me luck!! :)

Tell me some of your Christmas memories/traditions! (message or comment)

Also! Looking for some questions of any sort - leave me a comment, text me, messsage, facebook... question me!

Hope all is well in your lives :D

BYE FOR MEOW :)!

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME -- I got W and I some special advent calendars this year (yes, where you eat a chocolate everyday - it's behind a special little window/door and it's awesome~!) - anyways...this awesome advent calendar is KINDER! It has little eggs, and shoko bons and yes just amazing. For Christmas it's a Kinder Surprise! I'm excited (and easily amused yes). But that is beside the point - just thought I'd let you know.

Happy Holidays Everyone~!