A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photo of the Week 105

Having just been in Vegas, I thought it would be appropriate to have a Vegas picture for my photo of the week.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Purple Rain

It all started when we went to the Lady Antebellum concert. Darius Rucker sang a cover of "Purple Rain" by Prince. He rocked it. I am not going to lie, I had heard the song before, but I wasn't that familiar with it. I didn't listen to a ton of Prince growing up and it is just not a song I heard often.

But let me tell you... since that concert, Purple Rain keeps appearing in my life. When we first got to Vegas we went to this karaoke bar. When they announced that Randy would be singing Purple Rain, we knew it would be good. This guy was drunk of course. Talking drinks in the middle of the song, also answering his phone asking where his friend was but all of this at the same time of singing his heart out. We were dying of laughter. After this performance... we decided that Purple Rain was going to be the theme song of our trip. It was just meant to be.

That night as we were trying to fall asleep I thought of an idea. We should see how many people in Vegas we could get to perform Purple Rain for us and then we would record it. The possibilities were endless and ideas just kept coming to my head. Here are some of the ideas I came up with (some obviously very unrealistic but thinking big because we were in Vegas).

#1- Go back to the Garage Boys and get them to perform it.
#2- Put in a request to Celine Dion to perform it at our concert (that she canceled)
#3- Bellagio Water Fountain Show to the song, with purple lights on the water. Legit no?
#4- Have Thunder Down Under dance to it.
#5- Karaoke (check)
#6- Random street performers performing it for us.

That might be everything I came up with... I don't remember.

Well... we asked many people. Some people just didn't do it. Some didn't know what Purple Rain was. We gave up after a while... however, we did get one street performer to do it.

And of course we went back to our favorite Garage Boys. They take requests, so we asked them on their break if they would perform Purple Rain for us. They said they weren't sure... it had been so long that they had to remember how it went. Then they said they would do it and before they started they would give us a sign so that we could start recording. The sign was touching their nose. ha ha.  It was awesome. They rocked it and we loved it. I don't think we would of been able to find anyone to top that.

To make things even better... as Vicki and I were walking on our way to Serendipity, Vicki spotted a car with a banner. A Banner that was purple and had a picture of Prince on it.... and it said Purple Rain!!!! No way!? What are the chances? I guess there is a Prince tribute show. The car stopped at a stoplight and we ran to take a picture. Purple Rain was SO meant to be our theme song.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vegas Getaway

For about a year, Rachel and I have been talking about going down to Vegas to see Celine Dion in concert because we grew up loving her and we had heard that her show in Vegas was A-Mazing! So... about a month ago we finally decided we were going to do it and bought ticket's to her show. She doesn't perform all of the time, so we had to find when she was performing and then plan our trip accordingly.

We decided to make a fun girls trip out of it. Even Ashley flew in from AZ. Originally we were going to go with our friend Jason who is from there and he was going to drive and we were going to stay at his parents house... but he bailed out a few days before the trip. Awesome. Thanks Jason, your a champ. That didn't stop us though! We were determined to see Celine and have a fun weekend in Vegas. *In the picture below we are doing our Vegas Happy Dance*

In the end, we were actually really glad that Jason didn't come. Otherwise I don't think we would have done a lot of things on the trip that we ended up doing, like meeting The Garage Boys for example. Since our place to stay was no longer coming, we booked ourselves a hotel on the strip. We stayed at the Flamingo! Not the nicest of the hotels on the strip, but who cares... you are just sleeping there. Plus, it was right by many of the places we wanted to go. Including being across the street from where we needed to go to the Celine Dion concert. Besides the convenience, our favorite thing about the Flamingo hotel was the pink elevator. Holla!

Oh! I also can't forget that I loved staying at the Flamingo because it made me feel more at home. Why you ask? Well, because that is where Donny and Marie perform. Therefore, there are pictures of them everywhere there. Since they are LDS and from Utah... it just made me feel more at home. Everyday as I would pass the life size picture of Donny I would say... "Hey Donny! What's up? Good to see you again. Don't worry... CTR".

How to summarize the weekend. We did so much... I mean what didn't we do? Oh yeah, I will tell you what we didn't do. We didn't go to the Celine Dion Concert... the whole purpose of our trip! Why? She cancelled the show the day of. I guess she was sick. However, on our way out of our hotel that night I also saw that Donny and Marie had cancelled their show as well. A little fishy don't you think? Our theory was that Celine was out partying with Donny and Marie somewhere. Regardless, I was super sad and everything wrong that happened that night I blamed on her... like the blisters on my feet. Totally her fault. Oh yeah, and I put her on STO (Singer Time Out) until May. Even though we didn't get to see Celine, we did get to do a bunch of other stuff and had a blast. We ate at some super yummy places such as Serendipity. Ever been there? Best Frozen Hot Chocolate EVER!!!

Also went to Stripburger. SUPER good burger place. Everything I ate was amazing. We had the garlic fries. YUM!!! Oh and please take note that I ordered the Mexican Burger and that it is almost as tall as my water glass. Even after squishing it down, I STILL had a hard time fitting it into my mouth! P.S. Best waitress ever (which is why we got our pic with her. ha ha)

We saw Garage Boys perform every night. We shopped and walked around the strip. We saw some free shows on the strip. Went to a karaoke bar (SUPER funny). Girls night outback. We got photoshopped into some Vegas dancer pictures.... learned some magic tricks from a magician that didn't know who Prince was OR Celine Dion and kept calling Celine a he. What the what?!!! Anyway... fun was had and we were super tired EVERY DAY!

I also got to see Lolly, which is always one of the highlights of going to Vegas for me. I usually stay with her when I go, so this was my first true Vegas experience. I wished that I could have spent A LOT more time with Lolly, but I was so glad she drove to the crazy strip to visit me for an hour or so. She is such a good friend. Love her.

When I was packing, I was told that I needed to wear a sparkly outfit for the Celine Dion concert. Celine may have flaked out, but we still all wore our sparkly outfits out our last night. The Garage Boys noticed and said we all looked extra nice that night. Disco Ball at your service! ha ha. Me and Vicki's shirts are so bright that they reflect off of each other!


Thanks for such a fun trip girls! It was just what I needed!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Garage Boys

So we went to Vegas over the weekend. We get there Thursday night and we check into the Flamingo Hotel (where we were staying on the strip). The night was young. We wanted to check out what was going down on the strip. We heard there was Karaoke at the Hotel/ Casino next to ours so we went to go check it out. On our way into O'Sheas, we pass by this band that is palying. Our mind is set on karaoke... so we continue on. We find karaoke and are entertained for a half hour or 45 minutes and then are done and head back out. We notice a lot of good looking men in O'Sheas. While we stopped to look around we hear the band saying something about our group of girls stopping. So we went over to listen to the band for a little bit. They are good AND super funny and entertaining, so we decide to sit and stay.

*This is when they played "Rock Band Style" ... you know... star power*

Their band was called The Garage Boys and we ended up staying until they were done playing for the night which was 1am. They just played cover songs and you could request just about anything and they would play it. They asked us a couple times what we wanted them to play and they played it. We loved them. Had a blast and told them thank you for the show, they told us they would be there all weekend and then we went back to our hotel. We decided that night as we were talking before going to bed that we had so much fun that we wanted to go back the next night and request more songs... including "Purple Rain" which you will hear more about later. So we planned our night accordingly. We showed up the next night and they were on their break from one of their sets. We went right up to them and asked them if they remembered us from the night before and they said of course and we requested our songs and they played them. Friday night they played even longer! They played until 3:30am and we stayed the whole time. With all of that time jamming out with them, we got the chance to talk to them a little bit more and get to know them a little. They were so much fun. When giving us attention during the show they would refer to us as the ladies from Utah. We mostly talked to and got to know Bryan, the leader of the band from Canada and Mike... who Vicki nick named Hottie McMohawk. He was pretty cute. Since they were becoming our Vegas BFF's we decided to get pictures with them.

When posing with Bryan, he wanted to do a sassy picture and "The Family Photo". ha ha. He is so funny.

With Mike

When the show was over that night, we thanked them again for another fun night and great show and hugged them goodbye because we were not sure what our plans were going to be the next night since we were going to be going to the Celine Dion concert and everything. They said we needed to come back again and that they would be playing late again... so we said we would see how the night went.

Well, our last night in Vegas did not exactly go according to plan. Celine Dion cancelled her show and I was a little mad. We missed our Vegas BFF's and just had to go back on our last night. It was what we did every night, why stop now? So we went back, they were happy to see us and gave us a little shout out and asked us how our concert went, we told them she cancelled and asked them to perform a Celine song for us... they did a little which was funny. Bryan said she gives Canadians a bad name. ha ha. We stayed until 3:30am again that night and even though it was crowded and full of crazy drunk people... we had a blast and sang and danced a long. On their breaks they would come and sit with us and chat the whole break which was fun. Bryan made sure to give me his card with all the info on it to keep in touch so we could become groupies and he asked me if I would put the video I recorded on their facebook page (check). I also dropped a note in their request bucket that they should come to Utah and they said they would if we found them a venue (we are working on it). We were sad to leave them. I know that seems silly, but we spent many hours with them. They were free entertainment that we know would be there and not cancel on us and we knew we would have a good time there and they enjoyed us (probably because we were the only ones that were not drunk) and we loved singing a long to the music and talking and hanging out with them. When you are not going to gamble or drink... this was a great place to go. They were our hero's of the trip. They made it really fun for us. Now we are all facebook friends and having fun chatting on there. ha ha

Thank you Garage Boys! We hope to see you jamming out soon!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Thursday I finished LOST. I didn't ever watch it when it was on tv because I wanted to watch it from the beginning and I knew I would be hooked... and I was right. I started watching the last week of December as a group (my roommates and Jason). We watched the first 3 Seasons together, but the further into January we got, the busier we became and the harder it became to watch together and it started to become drama. After a lot of stuff went down, I finally got permission from the group to watch on my own. It was super fun to watch as a group... but I was so excited to watch on my own because I could watch it as fast as I wanted. I was so excited in fact that I watched the 4th season in 2 days. Of course it was a shorter season... but still. It was only a couple of weeks after that that I finished the 5th and 6th season.

First I want to say that I LOVED the show. Seriously. I fell in love with the characters right away. I know most people watched it on TV for 6 years, but I was pretty attached in two months time. I loved it enough that I am going to want to watch the whole thing again. Not right away of course... but I will. I mean, I have with Alias several times. It won't have the same thrill as watching it for the first time, but I think watching it the second time will be cool because more things will make sense, I will pick up on things I didn't before. This all being said... since I have just finished it, I have a lot to say and questions to ask. If you have never seen LOST and want to... stop reading, if you have watched it... I would love your thoughts.

The first 3 seasons were my favorite, then it started to get a little weird. I loved that the first couple of seasons gave you background on each character and what lead them to that flight that ended up crashing. I liked that in the different seasons they switched up how they did their character development to the future and then as though the plane never crashed. I felt like it always had me guessing what was going to happen... but I really never knew. I know that a lot of people didn't like the way it ended, but I was actually okay with it. Of course you want to think that they all lived happily ever after... but even though they were all dead, I like how everyone reconnected at the end and were all together in heaven. PS the last episode I was totally crying my eyes out in my office while I watched. Maybe it was because I was touched with people reconnecting and seeing all the flashbacks, maybe it is because I found out everyone was dead. Maybe I just didn't want it to be the last episode... I don't know, but I cried.

As far as the characters of the show went, I liked a lot of them. I of course loved Jack. He was cute, was the hero and leader from the beginning, so I wasn't that surprised when he was still the leader and hero at the end. Although I did think that he reacted emotionally most of the time. I always liked Kate, but I didn't like her going back and forth between Sawyer and Jack. I just wanted her to stay with Jack, so I was happy they ended up together.

Sawyer I liked because he was cute and funny and even though he came across as a tough guy, I always knew he had a good heart.  I didn't want him with Kate... and when Kate left the island and he stayed behind I knew he would hook up with Juliet... but I wasn't really attached to them being together either.

John Lock. I know that people had mixed feelings about him... but I always liked him. I always thought he had people's best interest at hand. I would never do anything to hurt anyone and he was super smart. He knew what he was doing... so I always trusted him. Up until he turned into the Monster.

Sayid is the man. I don't think a lot of people would have survived without him. I always believed everything that Sayid said. The only thing that I didn't understand from him is why he fell in love with Shanon. She was SO annoying and her relationship with her step brother was SO weird.

I never could look at Charlie without thinking of him as a Hobbit. Sorry, just couldn't do it. I got annoyed with Charlie's heroin addiction, but overall I liked him and was pretty sad when he died. I think I may have cried. I love how much he adored and took care of Claire.

Hurley is nice and lovable. Everyone loves Hurley. His relationship with Libby was sweet. The only thing that bugged me was that he never lost weight. I'm sorry... but you would lose weight in a situation like that being there for as long as they were.

Ben gave me the creeps the moment he came on the screen for the first time. Ben as a child gave me the creeps. Ben ALWAYS gave me the creeps. I NEVER trusted him, even in the end when he was supposed to be good, I still didn't like him. ewww

I LOVED Sun and Jin's story. I started out thinking that Jin was a jerk and didn't care for him, but I loved seeing the transformation and how they totally fixed their marriage and really came to love each other and forgive each other. When they died... I cried like a baby. Seriously. Sadest thing ever. It was so sweet... but so sad. I was also in my office when I watched that just hoping that nobody would walk by as I was crying my eyes out. How embarrassing.

 I wasn't sad when Anna Lucia died, or Shannon. Boone a little... but not much. Mr. Echo always kind of weirded me out, but I was a little sad when he died. I was VERY happy when Michael and Walt left because Michael was seriously starting to get on my nerves. I know a lot of people die or leave, but these were the ones I thought of at the top of my head.

Now I have questions. Okay, in the end, obviously they are all dead, but were they dead in the plane crash before they ever went to the island? I can see why people think that. I wouldn't have thought that unless someone told me and I am not sure if I agree yet or not. If the island is just like spirit prison while they try and figure out whatever lessons they need to learn before they go to heaven... then why did the people leave the island for 3 years and then go back? And then why say they staged the plane at the bottom of the ocean if they really didn't. Why would the dog need to be there? Don't all dogs go to heaven? On the last episode... why was Anna Lucia not ready? Why did Ben not feel comfortable going in the church? Where was Michael and Walt? How about Mr. Echo? If Hurley became the new Jacob, that means he would not die, so how long was he on the island until someone took his place. Maybe the writers don't even know. Even though I have lots of questions... I feel like they answered a lot of questions and gave great closure to the end of the series. Sorry that was kind of scatter brained... but I guess I just want to know what other people thought when it was all over. I heart that show.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Flashback Friday 53

Before the Decades Dance Junior year of High School with Catherine and Beth. I borrowed the dress I am wearing from my English teacher (Mrs. Necessary). I am not sure how we got into that conversation for me to borrow her outfit... but whatever. I liked it. I miss the days where I had more excuses to dress up. Now I have to be the one that creates the excuse to dress up.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 106

Guess what is on sale now? I feel like I have been waiting forever. Movie tickets to The Hunger Games!! Yep. I am totally going to the midnight showing. I can't wait. It looks like it is going to be awesome.

It was nice to have the Holiday weekend. I usually am gone somewhere with an extra day off... and even though I still kind of wish I did go somewhere... it was nice to be home and get things done. Like... I am finally redecorating my room. It is almost done. Got a new bed and everything. A real grown up bed. ha ha. I feel like I have been in the single bed for so long and being almost 30... even though I am still single, I feel like I deserve an awesome bed. Anywho... I'm loving it and I will have to post pictures of my room as soon as I am done.

Tomorrow is my co-worker Alex's last day. Since I will not be in the office... we went out to lunch today. We went to a place that I had never been before called "Four Seasons Hot Pots" I think. It was chinese food... but like no Chinese food that I have had before. It was an interesting experience. They sit you at a table, each table got a little pot and stove with boiling water/sauce. Each table had a different sauce. I sat at the mild table. Anyway, you go to the buffet and you get a plate of raw meat, veggies, noodles, eggs... whatever, it is all raw. You then come back to the table and throw all of your raw food into the pot and wait for it to cook. That would be fine and dandy... if you didn't share the pot with the rest of your table. I found it impossible to not only pick out what I put in... but even remember what I put in vs what everyone else put in. I ended up just dishing out whatever I picked up. Thank goodness I am not a picky eater. The food was good, but nothing I would crave. It was interesting to have the experience though... try out a place like that. And as always lunch with my co-workers is always a good time. We are sure going to miss Alex though. It just won't be the same.

Wes and I worked more on our CD. Recorded 3 more songs. Not bad. We are still taking song suggestions. One of my friends requested Africa... and we may just do it.

So on Sunday night there is a group of people in the ward that have started a little tradition of watching a different Disney movie each week. Tara and I started going a few weeks ago. It reminds me of when I used to do that with Brad, Nate and Steve... except that we would turn on the subtitles when the songs came on so that we could sing along. ha ha. Tara and I will probably continue to go every week.. partly because I think I will be providing a lot of the movies and partly because we like the Disney movies and have not watched them in a long time so it is fun to see them again. However, I think we mostly will continue to go for entertainment. Each week there is such an interesting crowd of very different people. I love people watching. Two weeks in a row now foggy glasses has sat in between Tara and I, so we end up texting each other during the whole movie. Wait.. we would do that anyway. It is really funny to hold a conversation together when we are sitting right next to each other in a room full of people watching a movie and we are observing all of the different things going on and talk about it. It is more entertaining than the movie. Last week I sat behind this guy laying next to this girl you could tell he liked. I noticed that they were texting each other as well even though they were laying right next to each other. So I text the guy and asked him if he was texting blondie laying next to him. He was totally surprised by my text but laughed it off and text me back. Pretty soon I have 3 conversations going with different people in the room while everyone else in the room has NO idea. I don't know why... but it is really funny to Tara and I, but we are weird like that. We think we are pretty funny so I guess that is all that matters.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Photo of the Week 104

This picture is kind of blurry... it was just a quick picture I took with my point and shoot as I was leaving work one day. I took it because I loved the colors. I think this would be an awesome picture to paint.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bowling for Boys

Tonight we had a ward activity. We went to BYU to go bowling. I am really not great at bowling, but I was excited to go out and have a good time. I decided to bowl with Tara, Sarah, Thomas and Jay. We took two lanes. Thomas and Jay put me on their lane... but then so did Sarah and Tara. So I got to really practice bowling tonight. I bowled two games on Thomas and Jay's lane and one game on Tara and Sarah's lane. Out of those 3 games... I never broke 100 points. Sad. I know. I told you I was not great at bowling. My scores were 94, 96 & 98. So close. So close. I think the highlight of my bowling tonight was when I got a strike on Sarah and Tara's lane and then it was my turn right after that on Thomas and Jay's lane and I got ANOTHER strike! I was feeling pretty good after that (yet I still couldn't break 100).

I think this is one of my favorite pictures of the night of Sarah.

Also like this one of Sarah and I. I was just being funny when I decided to bowl this way... but the first time I did it, I got a strike. Everyone got a pretty big kick out of that. So that was 3 strikes for me tonight. That is REALLY good for me. ha ha.

All in all a fun night. It is always fun to go out and hang out with friends while you jam out to music and bowl. Even if you are not good at bowling. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mr. Can't Take a Hint

I was set up on a date a couple of years ago. I had fun and ended up going out with this guy one more time about a month later. I thought he was a really nice guy, but I just was not interested in being anything more than his friend. We have semi kept in touch since our last date. I saw him once during the summer. He wanted me to come say hi to him on my way back from a trip... so my friend and I met up with him... at a bar.... where he was drunk. This is when I learned that he had been excommunicated from the church. I would have never guessed that on our dates. I was not going to stop being his friend over it or anything... but I guess it is a good thing to know. I saw him one other time for like 10 minutes in September. That is all. Although I was not interested... I always thought he was a nice guy and fun to talk to. He was always sweet and respectful, so I was a little surprised when I got this text message from him about a week ago. 

*= what I was thinking and when I didn't respond
"= what I actually said

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "What's your policy on makeout buddy relationships?"

Me: "Ummm, why?"

*warning... this is a long text convo that lasts 3 days*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Well, you see, three things have recently occurred to me. Humans need to be touched to feel loved. Being loved helps one to be successful in life. And all of us single people have perfectly serviceable lips that we could be putting to great use :) plus you're cute and I'm sexy. I'm seeing no downside."

Me: *No response*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Plus I'm coming to the realization that I'm never going to get baptized, don't want to date nonmembers and would very much like to feel not quite so alone.

Me: "Oh, please don't give up on being baptized. That makes me sad." *did you notice that I did not even entertain the talk of makeout buddy?*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "I'm not giving up. I'm just discouraged. Oh and my brother got engaged as of this evening"

Me: "What? That is great. I'm sorry you're discouraged. I feel that way about getting married all the time."

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Ya. It's exciting. I am serious though. We both know I'm not serious dating material at the moment, but I'm excellent/ideal makeout buddy material. I'd even settle for cuddle buddy"

Me: *Oh you would settle for whatever I would give you? How sweet... No response*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Movie and popcorn or a walk around the block would be nice too. Are you busy tonight?"

Me: " I'm at a party right now"

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "ah, indeed. All offers stand. :) Keep in touch"

Me: "Thank you. Will do"


Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Hmmm... do how late is this whole at-a-party thing going to last tonight?"

Me: "It's pretty much over but I'm still talking to a friend and then going to bed"


Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Indeed. Hope you had a good night. You know I don't remember if I've ever actually sent out a make out buddy request. I could probably have been more smooth about it"

Me: *No Response* 


Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "So I feel a little silly about last night. I was partially kidding. You know, at least like twenty percent."

Me: "You weren't kidding... you just didn't like the response you got."

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "It was a little more neutral than I hoped for. But saying you're twenty percent kidding is the same as saying one wasn't kidding."

Me: *Okay, are you kidding or not kidding* "I have been used a lot. Not really interested in being used anymore."

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "The twenty percent kidding was actually coming from me figuring you were probably going to say no. But you're fun enough I thought i'd give it a shot" *umm what is that supposed to mean?*  "Being used is harsh. I apologize if you felt like that's what I was asking you for.

Me: "What would you call asking someone to be your makeout buddy? I am fun, but I want to be respected."

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Well, on one hand, purely physical kissing and cuddling is a huge waste of time, kinda gross and extremely degrading. Yuck. On the other hand, I know that no matter how much I like a girl, there's no way she or I can commit. If she's LDS commitment is impossible until I figure things out with the church. If she's not LDS, things are impossible until I figure things out with myself and in the meantime, I feel a very human need to be touched and figure it's unlikely I'm the only one who does"

Me: *No response*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "So my idea of respectful makeout buddy is someone with whom one agrees that there is potential for a mutually beneficial comforting, therapeutic, strengthening and inspiring relationship based on respect, care and consideration that lifelong commitment is impossible unfeasible, it becomes primarily focussed on creating infinitely wonderful moments when eternal ones are out of reach."

Me: *No response*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Similar ideas of polyamity, it would essentially be a non-exclusive, friendship intensive, intimate (mental, emotional, cuddling and maybe some kissing) relationship designed to fill mutual voids in the soul for as long as both parties remain benefitted. Thus we have the polyamorous dating relationship, aka makeout buddy or beneficial friend."

Me: *OH!! When you put it that way... ha ha. Oh are you convinced yet? Me neither!* "I understand what you are saying. I hope you find someone that fulfills those needs, but it's NOT going to be me."  *Let me make is SUPER clear since you obviously have not been getting the hint*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "Sigh. Very sad. I'm actually not totally convinced that it's possible, but i've got an out of town friend who's been trying to convince my it works."

Me: *Awesome... that makes me feel even better about this. Thanks for sharing... No response*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "I know a lot of people exclusively "date" even when they know long term commitment is impossible. That seems silly to me though. Why go exclusive when you can't commit to the future."

Me: *Is this you still trying to convince me? No response... PS I am starting to get annoyed. Stop texting me*

Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "I hope you didn't feel insulted. You're fun and cute enough that I'd probably pursue you seriously if I wasn't completely certain i'd get my heart broken again."

Me: *Umm thank you? I think?.... NO RESPONSE*


Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "What do you think, honestly. Forget kissing. Is respectful, affectionate non-exclusive cuddling possible?"

Me: *WOW! You are desperate! Again... No response and I am getting even MORE annoyed at your text messages*


Mr. Can't Take a Hint: "So I have a confession. I found someone who was into trying friends with benefits. It sucks. I feel extremely torn, conflicted and off balance."

Wow... after all of that you just admit to me that you went on looking for a makeout buddy and found one and now you are going to complain to me about it after trying to convince me for 3 days to do it with you. Yep... totally didn't respond. Not even sure what to say about this anymore. It came out of nowhere and if he would have stopped after I said no and left it a lone, that would have been one thing, but the longer he tried to convince me and bargain my affection... the more and more I got upset and annoyed. Now remind me why I am not supposed to think all men are horny pigs?

How would you have handled this situation? 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pintrest Hair

So... I'm pretty into Pintrest. It is what I do when I am bored at work. It is awesome in so many ways. I pin recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, photography, make up, nail polish, cute clothes, etc...

Well, one of the things I like to pin is hair styles. There are so many cute ones that I have found via pintrest. I am always telling myself I need to experiment more with my hair. I need to get better at styling it, doing different things. Well, Pintrest has given me a few ideas and taught me how to do it. Here are a few that I have tried.

This one I actually didn't do. Vicki saw it on Pintrest and wanted to try it out on someone, so I told her that she could try it out on me. I don't think I will ever do it because I couldn't see what she was doing and it took forever... but it was cute in the end. She did something with a curling iron... curled it a special way. I don't know. Good thing we got a picture. :)

This one is wavey curls without having to use a curling iron (I know it is kind of hard to see) but you put a band around your head and when your hair is damp, you just wrap your hair around the band and then sleep on it. I have tried it a couple of times... but I still have not perfected it.

This last one I tried I was curious if it would stay or not because I have my bangs back and I didn't know how well they would stay pined back. Anyway... I pinned back my bangs, and did a little braid headband and then curled the rest of my hair. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

I am still looking for more to try. Thank you Pintrest. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I am very thankful for family and friends in my life. Especially the ones who took the time to let me know they loved me on Valentines Day. When people do this, it helps me forget that I don't have a man in my life. But seriously... thank you.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flashback Friday 52

This was from a little family get together we had in 2002. It was a family reunion for my dad's side of the family. We were all the Mills that represented at the reunion. I grew up being really close and seeing my dad's side of the family all of the time... so now that we are all older, we really love it when we get to spend time together because it is so rare.

P.S. This is where our family got our first foreign exchange student (Logan) and became part of the family. :) Too bad he didn't get in the picture.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Confessions of a Brunette on the Internet 105

My sister Lori and her cute family have been in town this week. Although I work full time and have not been able to spend as much time with them as I would like... it has been really fun to have them here. I really love spending time with my family and especially my sisters. I have a special love for my sisters. I could not ask for more beautiful, talented, loving, supportive sisters than the ones I have.

Since I have finally been able to watch LOST on my own... I am now almost done. I got through the 4th season in 2 days, the 5th season in about a week and now I have started the 6th season (the last season). I am almost done and I am excited but also kind of sad. I guess I will have to find a new series to get into after this one is over. It sure makes the time go by faster at work. I feel like I am super productive when I multi-task. Anyway, my sister Jamie told me to let her know when I got to the last season of LOST because she would send me to a blog of someone who had never watched LOST before and then started watching on the last season and did a blog post each episode and wrote what was going on from what they could understand (which is not a lot considering I'm confused and I have been watching from the beginning. It is pretty hilarious. If you have watched and have never heard of this blog and want to check it out... you can go here.

I have come to realize some things this week. #1- I wish Target was closer (or maybe I don't) because they have a lot of cute stuff there and would shop there more if it were a little closer. #2- I have no motivation to go to work when I know only 2 people are going to be there. #3- I'm more okay with skipping Institute these days because Institute is just not as good as it used to be. #4- I am not that into country music and even though I am a superstar when it comes to knowing music, I'm really not when it comes to country. #5- Valentines Day is just a day and I survived it again just fine. #6- Zumba is a lot less fun for me when the majority of the music played is Latin. #7- Guys don't hate bangs as much as I thought they did (or maybe they are just too nice to tell me). #8- Alex told us he is leaving Novell for another job and not only is everyone sad, but I think it is going to be hard to fill that void. I don't notice how attached I get to my co-workers until they are leaving. #9- When I am with Tara... it is easier for me to approach and talk to guys at WalMart than Institute. #10- No matter how well I know a person... every time I hear someone tell me they are getting a divorce, it makes me sad and tears me up inside.

Tonight I had a heart to heart with a friend. It was a sad heart to heart, but really good at the same time. I finally got to say a lot of things that I had been wanting to say to this person for a while. Even though I finally got to say everything that I wanted to this person... it was sad because I know my relationship with this person will never be the same. It also made me realize that I have a lot of things to work on. I like to blame everything on the guys... but it is my fault too that I am not married I think. I think when I was engaged, I was doing the things that I was supposed to and so was he and so the beginning of our relationship was really great. Then he started to go off the path... but I didn't. I was still doing what I was supposed to, even better than normal actually, but because he wasn't... he didn't deserve me anymore. Well... it goes the other way around. I am not doing everything that I should right now. It is hard for me to admit that because I feel like I lead a good life and I get comfortable because I think everything is fine, but I need to work on the little things that make a difference... and because I am not doing the things that I am supposed to, I attract the crappy guys that want to take advantage of me. So in my head, I think they are all like that. However, that is not fair. They are NOT all like that. Those just happen to be the guys that I am attracting right now because of how I am living my life right now. This person I was having the heart to heart with didn't tell me this, but I had the realization during our talk. It really made me sad, probably because I was so disappointed in myself. I don't want to become a bitter man hater. I'm trying really hard not to. As much as this heart to heart was not an easy talk to have, I am glad we had it. It really helped me see things in the way I should have been viewing them all along. I just have to remember that I am worth more than I give myself credit for and that I can't give up on men. There has GOT to be a good one out there for me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Photo of the Week 103

Was looking through some old pictures and thought this was appropriate... since Valentines Day was yesterday.