Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Two Year Adventure with Cash

So the first try failed. Thanks for letting me know Libby.
Anyway, Here's the video, enjoy.
Happy two year anniversary in 5 days Cash.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm a Survivor!

So, I know that there should be something horrible to happen in order for me to survive. But I have to say, I have officially survived my first semester away from home. Yeah, I should probably wait until the end of Spring sememster but I wont. I know the last post was a bit out there and personal. I was just ranting. But now it's all over.
The semester is over.
 I'm moving out and moving in to a different apartment. No more coming home to an unlocked apartment or leaving an unlocked apartment in the early morning to get some work done at the Library. No more roudy, annoying, and crude roommates OR their friends. No more trying to ignore the guys living above us "getting it on", or where they are in the room(they walk very heavily and loudly). And finally no more dirty dishes, dirty countertops, and overflowing garbage cans to deal with. I know, maybe some of those things will happen in the new apartment but, hopefully the new rommies will be better than the two I've been living with these past few months.

I'm excited for the next semester.
It'll be an awesome next semester.
And for next year, I'll be on my own. Jessie will be graduated and off creating her life.
BUT. . .
Liana (one of my best friends from work) is now single and thinking of doing some changes in her life. One of them is moving to a different place.
 SOOO. . .
I offered for her to come to Cedar and live with me. It'll be awesome!! She doesn't know for sure if that's what she really wants to do, but it is on the top of her list. Fingers Crossed!!
And Oh,

Merry Chrismanukkahwanzaadan
(in other words: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Merry Ramadan)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December is not my month

So I'm pretty sure the news has gotten around by now. If not, then here it goes.
(some of it is a bit personal information, but I really don't care)

December is not my month. It's BARELY the end of the first week in December and it's not the best I've had. How is it not the best?

Welp, the emergency brake on my truck was acting up and finally
got stuck on Monday and broke. It wouldn't release and when Cash was trying to pull the lever handle broke off so even trying to get it undone was impossible. I was almost late to class but was able to take Cash's car (another reason why december isn't my month) since my truck was being lame. Finally, I got the brake undone and Tuesday I went down to St. George to get it fixed and discovered it'll be about $250. I don't have $250 but my parents said I NEEDED to have my brake fixed so they paid for it and I have to pay them back. . somehow. . . slowly. .

I wrecked Cash's car into a parked truck.
 On my way home from class on Monday I was LITERALLY a block away from Cash's house when I was turning left and started to slide on ice. I thought I was pumping the brakes good enough but I guess not. I slid off the road and ran the right side of the car into a truck. I called Cash and he walked down the street and looked at the damage I caused. We tried to get a hold of the owner of the truck since they were parked at a house but nobody answered. So we went home and called the insurance company and my parents and explained what happened. After calming down from the shock of what happened we went back over to the house and got ahold of the homeowner. I explained what happened and they said it was their niece's truck and that it didn't look too bad. They were very nice and understanding so the weight of dreading about how they would react was lifted and everything seemed a bit better. While my truck was being fixed Tuesday Cash took his car over to the dealership to get it estimated for the damage that I caused. The guy took the estimate and said it would cost about $3,200 to be fixed.
Are you kidding me?!?
 I didn't think it'd be that expensive but I guess that's what happens when you crash a Cadillac CTS.

 Thankfully insurance is going to cover all of it besides the deductible which I have to pay. What's the deductible? $500 I can't even pay my parents back for a replaced parking brake, how the hell am I supposed to  pay a $500 deductible? Yeah, I don't know either. I'm a poor college student getting screwed over by Walmart (Reason #3) with a job that barely covers my own bills, how am I supposed to pay a deductible. I have a few family members I can ask. But it's the fact that I have to ask them that is my problem. They'd be more than happy to help me out I just need the courage to do it.

Reason #3
I officially think Walmart and their so called "credit cards" should burn in hell.
A few years back I needed to tires for my truck but I didn't have any money to get them replaced. So my mom and I went over to Walmart and registered for their credit card so I could get new tires and pay back in time. I was doing good for paying it off until I for some stupid reason, only God knows why, I used my card like it was going out of style. Now I have this huge debt to pay and whenever I try to pay online when I HAVE the money they take their precious effing time and decide to take my money when I have nothing in my account.
I know, I know.
I need to keep track of my spending. I'm not dumb. I've had many arguments with my own mother about this situation that I now have the attitude of "screw it."
I just want to call up Walmart and say "When I pay my bill online in a week of  advance, there is a reason for it. I don't want to spend that money on something else so, take my effing money the next day or else I'm gonna end up spending it! You'll be screwed out of not getting your money this month and I'll get my credit score screwed for insufficient funds. So get your finger out of your nose, do your job and take my damn money or become part of a lose-lose situation."
I know it's kind of a mean thing to say. But for me, the stress about whether or not I have enough to pay a stupid corporation in advance instead of waiting the last minute and get a late fee is just ridiculous and I wont put up with it. You think that Walmart would be happy that I want to pay in advance. Guess what, NOPE!

Reason #4
(This probably should have been #1 since it's the first incident that happend to me that caused this spiral to a stupid month.)
I was heading down to St. George with my new friend, Kolby Rimer, when I had to stop in Kanarraville to feed Lucy since I was meeting Cash down in St. George to hang with some friends and then go to a company Christmas party the next morning.
Anyway, I was getting ready to open the door and then my key broke. INSIDE the key hole, so any effort of trying to get it out without taking the whole door handle contraption is impossible.
Yeah, it sucks.

So yeah, it's only one week into December and it's not my month.

(next year better be better or I'm gonna shoot something)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tis The Season!

So the holiday season has began. And I'm so excited!! I should clarify that I am excited to GIVE my gifts to others. Yeah, getting gifts is pretty cool. But my favorite is giving my gifts and watching my family and friends  open thema nd see the excitement on their faces. Ok, so I don't really see their faces all the time, but imagination works. AND I'm excited to give Cash his gift. He thinks he knows what his present is, but that's not to be said here on this blog since he reads this anyway. Well enjoy the holidays and be safe!

Friday, November 11, 2011

No Shave November!!

I know we're already 11 days into November but I wanted to do what other people or males were challenging. It's a fun little challenge called "No Shave November" or also called "Noshember" where guys and girls alike unite in the height of laziness agreeing to not shave their beards or legs (respectively) for the entire month of November. After all, it is the busiest part of the semester or work year, and people are falling behind on sleep, so why shave? Plus, it's cold enough to wear jeans to conver that unsightly hair.

So what are the rules?

1. No shaving in November.


I decided to join in. Why? Well, why not? Just because males can do it doesn't and probably thought of it, but that doesn't mean girls can't join. Plus it's a nice break from having to shave my legs and then grow hair the minute I step outside. I tried not shaving my armpits, but that was just gross for me to see. So I'm out of the armpit section but my legs are getting more hairy by the day. I know, I know, TMI!! But I figure if men can do it then why can't women? Right?

Friday, October 28, 2011

I wish I. . .

This is a little off of what I ususally blog about. But I feel like I need to do something about what's going on in my mind and in my life. People ask how I'm doing and I say I love it and hid all my emotions so that no one can really see what's going on with me. Nobody really knows my emotions so here I am spilling it all. This is what has been going through my mind lately. Don't worry, I'm still me. So, here I go. . .

I wish I had friends here in Cedar City. I've been here three months and I only hangout with two people. Jessie and Cash. I don't mind it because I like hanging out with them. But I wish I had more friends to hang with when they are at work or gone.

I wish I could go to the Howl tonight or to a football game or some kind of school activity. Cash would go if I dragged him to it, but he'd rather be at home working on something or just hanging around. So there's no fun in it when he doesn't want to be there. And  I'm always working at night so any activity after 5 is completely out of quesiton.

I wish I could have the courage to make new friends. Yeah, I know people in my classes but other than that there is no socializing.

I wish I had the endurance to start exercising and eating healthier. All I do is eat Panda Express, Del Taco, or other fast foods and drink soda in my room until work. I want to be outside walking or running. More likely walking since asthma and a heart murmur is a runners enemy. But I bet if I got in shape my asthma and murmur wouldn't be a problem. I want to be the size I was in high school. I wasn't the skinniest but it's alot better than the way I look now.

I wish I could express my feelings more instead of hiding them all in. My color personality is red/blue. It sucks. Why? Here's the reason why it sucks:

The most difficult color combinations is Red and Blue. If you are strong in both categories (DING DING! That's me.) you will often find yourself steppin one someone's toes to get a task completed (RED), but feeling guilty afterward for making that person unhappy (BLUE). So pretty much I'm hungry for power, want to be productive, I want to look good to others, shouldn't be taken too seriously and seek leadership opportunities. But yet, I also am motivated by altruism, crave intimacy, need to be loved, and is directed by a strong moral conscience. I know that they don't really look like opposites, but if you Google both colors they are pretty opposite. It sucks.

I wish I had more hours at work so that I don't sit on my butt and do nothing all day long. I've considered leaving Lin's in St. George in order to get a cashier job at either the Lin's here in Cedar or even Smith's. But it's the fact that I know I can go home and I still have a job to rely on if I needed it. That I could go from produce and back to checking. But it's the fact that I don't want to work at a grocery store the rest of my life and the fact that I don't want to leave my Lin's family.

I wish I could have the courage/knowledge/strength to know what I really want to do in my college career. I've had so much time on my hands I've been bouncing back and forth of dropping out of school and attending hair school, or joining the marines. I don't know what field I want to go into and I don't know if I should pursue a teaching job. But I don't want to become one of the students that has been there for so long I could have four degrees but no major since I can't decide.
And the big one.

I wish I had strength to attend church. I've been thinking about attending sacrament but alas, I have no one to go with. I kinda want to go to church, but I fear that I will become part of the group that I tried so hard in high school to avoid because they wouldn't accept me. I don't want to become someone who is so into the church that my religion gets in the way of accepting people for who they are. I don't know if I want missionary lessons or to be baptized in the church since my entire family on both sides are waiting for the day for me to say I'm ready to join them. I don't want to marry in the temple, I don't want to go to relief society or have a calling. I just want to go to church and listen. I want to be accepted for who I am and my decisions without judgement and without fear. I want to be me. I want to be able to go to church and then go shopping after. I want to do what I want to do without having others judge me for my decisions.

How do I do that?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Going Crazy

I'm going crazy. I have class Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-1. Tuesday and Thursday I have nothing. I try and study those days but who wants to use a full day of studying? I've tried it and it's getting old. I'm going crazy. I study for as long as I can and then I just sit around and do nothing. I don't know what to do. I work from 5-8 every weeknight but other than that I do nothing. I'm lost. Back home if I wasn't at school I was at work and I loved it. Now that I have WAY more time on my hands than I would like I don't know what to do. I'm going stir crazy. I've been trying to find a new or second job that will take some of my time off my hands but in this college town. . good freaking luck. There are a few positions open that would be great for me.

BUT, I don't have a CPR certification, I don't have a lifeguard training or a WSI, I don't have experience breaking horses, or a degree to teach ESL, and I'm not 21.

And everyplace I have put in an application form say that either they already found someone and haven't taken down their position ad or that I'm on their list for someone to call. I don't want to be on a list you might call. I want to be on the list that you've already called, loved, and hired.



What should I do? Blog about my whole day, everyday?

I guess I could start hiking around Cedar mountain or Kanarra mountain to get slim and fit into a pretty white dress. But I don't want to go alone. Well, most of the time I don't want to go alone, but when I do, Cash wont let me go alone. So that's out of the question of going alone.

I need something to do. I need to start a new hobby because I'm going crazy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Exciting News!

So I opened up my email this morning and the first email I read goes along the lines of this:

Congratulations Kali!

You have been accepted to volunteer and travel on the ISV Program! You're next step is to confirm your space by submitting your Participant Agrrement and program deposit.

ISV is the world leader in volunteer experiences and we are excited to give you the unique opportunity to make a difference by volunteering in Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand. By combining meaningful volunteer projects with action-packed adventure, you can travel with purpose and change your life and the lives of those that you help (or the natural world) through your efforts. ISV has exceeded two million hours of volunteer work reaching impoverished people, protecting endangered species and habitats, as well as fostering responsible travel and cultural awareness around the world. Now it's up to you!

It's up to me? Oh gee. That's kind of heavy to put onto one person. I don't know what to do, where to start, or even how to get the money just for my deposit. Brainstorming, here I come.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I'm so excited!! I just can't hide it!!

No, this isn't a blog about how Cash finally proposed. HA! I bet you didn't see that coming.

This blog is about my new adventure that I have signed up for, that I just cannot wait to make it happen.

Some people have amazing adventures during their college life, and others don't have any at all. I might be going down the road of not having any amazing adventures, but I want an adventure. I WANT to go make a difference in a different country. I WANT to have an experience of a life time that I could never forget. So this is my way of having an amazing adventure all in one.

I am currently signed up for a wonderful, amazing, unforgettable experience.Wanna know that it is??

Next June, I just may be going on a volunteer trip for either 2 or 4 weeks to . . . . . ECUADOR!!

Some of you may be thinking, what for and why Ecuador?

Well I'll tell you.

I have signed up with International Student Volunteers to go to a foreign country (hopefully Ecuador) and volunteer for:

  • Humpback whale research and community education

  • Teaching English and community building with native Indian trives

  • Reforestation in Amazon and cloud forest reserves

  • Building playgrounds and schools for children

  • Community recycling programs

  • Painting educational murals

  • Developing sustainable organic farming initiatives

  • Surveying and monitoring and threatened species and ecosystems

  • Enviormental education programs for children.

(that's what I would be doing in Ecuador if I'm accepted. But basically the same in all different countries.)

And after two weeks of volunteering if I can save up enough from working multiple jobs and/or from donations I can spend ANOTHER two weeks doing amazing adventures in Ecuador as in:

  • "Puenting" - Jumping off a bridge of a 30' pendulum swing over a raging river

  • Rock climbing in the Andes

  • Waterfall rappelling down a 90 ft waterfall

  • Whale watching and snorkeling off the Pacific Coast

  • Relaxing at a traditional holistic Spa with steam boxes

  • Glacial treks on the world's highst active volcano, Cotopaxi

  • White water rafting from the Cloud Forest to the Amazon Jungle,

  • Exploring Otavalo, Latin America's largest market

  • Personalized surfing instruction in the surf capital of Montanita.

OR I could go on an 8 day 8 night excursion to the beautiful ancient Machu Picchu.

Now who could turn that down??

I'm so excited for this opportunity that has come my way and I am ready to accept my challenge of raising money for my adventure and school for the same time.

Now. . . on to creating ideas to have others help donate to the expenses. I'll keep you updated.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Can I survive? Or should I say WILL I survive?


So, most of you already know that it's the second week of school, I've lived in my new apartment for three weeks and yes, I survived those weeks. But this past week in the apartment has been. . . . what's the word? Insane, crazy, stupid, ridiculous, dumb, exhausting? Alright, let's just say all of them combined.

I live with three other girls, which is nice since it's not 5 other girls that I thought it would be. Then again, maybe that would be a better idea. I share a room with Jessie, Cash's sister, which is awesome because SHE is awesome. Another girl is Candyse, she's nice and will have a conversation with me. Even though, I'm still a bit nervous/scared to start making new friends. And then there is Molly.


Ok, so she's really not that bad. Maybe. For starters, she is not "messy" but she doesn't clean up after herself either. She doesn't try any kind of conversation with jessie or I, maybe she talks to jessie, but the only conversation I've had with her was when I first moved in, we introduced ourselves to each other and then she asked me where I work. That was about it.

Which is fine, because I don't really talkthat much to any stranger. I'd like to keep to myself most of the time. (If you're totally disagreeing with that last sentence, it's because I feel comfortable enough to be myself around you. So feel lucky.)

I also have a saying I sometimes live by. "If you don't have anything to say, then don't talk." It works great for me. Then again, that's probably why in some classes last year I got in trouble for not talking enough. But it's the fact that I didn't have anything to say. So I didn't talk.

Alright, back to the roomies.

Quite a few days ago (long story short) there was a big pile of sugar left on the ground in our pantry as if someone swept it underneath and left it there. Also, there was another pile of sugar on the counter wrapped up in one of the cloths. Not even in the sink, just sitting there on the counter. I cleaned up the counter part just because it was gross to just leave it there. I wanted to see how long the sugar would sit on the ground in our pantry, but after day 4I was ready to kick some butt.

Instead I left a not saying "Whoever spilled the sugar, PLEASE CLEAN IT, we are your roommates, not your maids." I left for the weekend to help Libby move, but I had to stop by the apartment to switch out my tv since they don't lock the door either. (That just might be another post by itself.) I came back to read a note saying "We cleaned up the sugar but you could have been an adult and talked to us about instead of being RUDE and SNOTTY and ignore us all the time. So just chill and everything will be ok. P.S. Sorry we're never around when you are."

Ok, first of all, am I ever rude or snotty?? Second, if we're all going to be "adults" there then clean up your crap. It's called common courtesy for living with other people. And third, That's why I wrote a note, because I never see you and I'm not going to wait up late at night for you to get home so I could "talk" to you. I've got my own stuff I have to do and trying to be your friend is not on the top of my list.

Now, here comes to confusing part. Most of you have already given me advice to either just let it go and forget about it or have a "roommate powwow" and talk it out. But which one should I do? If my personality colors would let me let it go and forget, I would. But I just hold on to it. I know, bad idea.

But then again, thinking about having a conversation creates a mini daydream about how it's going to go down and then I become all fired up for no reason.

UGH I hate being a red/blue color personality.

They clash like it's nobody's business and makes my life that more stressful at times.

Welp, that's my life so far. This is supposed to be a fun unforgettable experience, but I can tell you right now. This experience SUCKS! (Minus the living with Jessie part)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Am I Ready for This?

So tomorrow I move out of my home and into an apartment with Jessie and two other girls in Cedar City. I'm excited but yet scared/nervous at the same time. It's time for me to move on, but I don't want to at the same time. My tummy is in knots which is annoying. I'm hungry but yet nothing sounds remotely good. Which is just plain stupid. I have five million questions running through my head every single minute it makes me annoyed and then I take it out on Cash since he's the closest person to me. (Sorry Cash) Hopefully everyting will go smoothly tomorrow, my stress/anxiety/nervous level will go down and I'll be better than ever.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Kanarraville Falls Hike

I know this was a few weeks old but a little while ago Cash, Libby, Anisa, Ryan, 3 little boys, and I went and hiked Kanarraville Falls. It was awesome and I can't wait to go again sometime soon. So here are some pictures of our adventures.

Cash and I making sure Brenner doesn't fall on our way back.

Brenner and Anisa at the cool waterslide.

The group

The slot canyon we hiked through

Cash and a pretty waterfall.

Cash and I on the lunch break

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Beginning of My Adventures Down the River

So it's about darn time I blogged about my first river trip, right?

All I can say is that if I don't become a teacher, my fall back is becoming a river guide and living in Moab, WITHOUT dreadlocks.

It was so much fun.

Here are some pictures of my fun adventures:

Funny thing is we had no idea we were pulling the same face.

This is for Cash.

He wants me to grow my hair out and have dreadlocks but that wont happen in a MILLION years.

Just some vandalism on the rocks along the river.

(Just kidding. It's petroglyphs)

My future roomie Jessie (a.k.a. Axel Rose)

The girls

(Jessie, Stephanie, Libby, Mary, Lacey, Me)

Me discovering that I might become a river guide while Cash jumps off the boat.

The group hanging out by a moonshiners cabin.

Just getting clean in a dirty river.

My new friend HilTon Covington

My Indian name on the river was Three Moons.

(I'm only indian when going down the river and sleep on the native side of the river.)

The group. (again)


(So far)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Many Firsts for One Weekend

Well as you all know a few weeks back I went to Cash's uncles ranch out on the Arizon Strip. I know, I know. I should have done this post right after I got back, but obviously that didn't work out. This new schedule I have totally throws me off. It's a nice schedule since I have more hours, it just takes all of my day away so I only have time to wake up, eat, and get ready for work in the morning. But enough about my schedule, let's get to story time!!!

So as we arrived to Uncle Ron's ranch the first thing I did was take pictures of the cattle.

They all lined up very nicely for me.

There was one cow that kept on watching me and followed me as I walked around and took more pictures. It's number is 303 but even though it's probably a female I decided to call it Steve.

Meet Steve

So that was one of my firsts, I came within five feet of a cow or should I say cattle since there were so many of them.

I would have taken more pictures BUT a cow step on my camera and broke it so now I'm cameraless until I "borrow" Cash's camera. Anyways the story on how my camera broke. . .

After we arrived and I took my pictures Cash and I went with Cash's cousin Josh to go get some of the cattle that didn't make it when uncle Ron rounded them up the day before. As we rode on the four wheeler to the other corral we had to round up some that were near the corral but yet not in the corral so we had to spook them to turn around and run into the corral. That didn't really work. We got one of the cows back in the corral but then the other one freaked and started charging at me. I thought if it would see me it would freak out and turn around. . . NOPE. It decided to charge towards me and I decided to dive out of the way. But when I dove, my camera fell out of my jacket pocket and then the mean cow ran over it. The sad part is that I didn't even realize that my camera was missing until later that day when I wanted to take pictures of seperating the calfs from the cows and then branding them.

So I don't really have any more pictures, but I do have something else to tell you all. I've decided that if my teaching doesn't work out I'm going to become a rancher or just become a professional cattle brander. Haha. Well all of the other firsts are not as exciting as my cow charging at me. But some of my others first are that I ate my first whole wheat pancake, helped brand my first calf, and slept in my first cabin/shaq. It was awesome. I had so much fun going to the ranch, Cash and I decided we will make it a tradition every year. So Ron, if you're reading this or one of your children's are count on us to be there every year.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Angels Landing: Check

So it's about time I posted a new blog, right!? I have to publicly apologize to Ellen (Cash's mom) for not consistently keeping up with my blogging that I promised. Plus, I also need to finish my 30 day challenge that I haven't finished yet. But anyways, This morning a couple of friends and I went on a wonderful hike out at Zion National Park. I figured that we would do a couple of the dinky little easy hikes, BUT everyone else had a better idea. They decided they wanted to hike Angels Landing.

I don't know who's bright idea it was to hike up all the way to the very edge of a straight edged cliff, but they were CRAZY!!! Then again I'm crazy for doing the same hike. I do have to be proud to cross Angels Landing off my bucket list and not worry about it ever again. But I can write a new thing on my list which is: Dominate any hike that Cash throws at me. Because in my book if I can dominate Angels Landing and actually NOT fall off the cliff and/or survive I can do anything hike that Cash throws at me. So BRING IT ON CASH!!!!

But in the meantime, here are some fun pictures I took.

Josh, Me, Liana

Our Group at the top, minus Liana

Me, Austin, Josh, Ben

Me hanging over the edge

The chain leading to the top.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Update Time

Alright, I have to apologize for taking FOREVER to do a new post but I have just been CRAZY busy. When people ask me what I have been up to I usually just say "Work and School" but not anymore. Finals are over, school is out and I have started in a new department at Lin's which is totally awesome!

But the problem is I jumped from 15 hours a week to 40 + hours a week. It's not really a problem, but more like a BIG change that I'm not used to. I used to have at least three to four, maybe even five days off and now it's down to just two days off. I don't want it to seem like I'm complaining about not having enough days off. I just have to get used to working A LOT more. But I like it. I enjoy working this much, usually I go crazy for not getting out of my house very often during the summer. But now I'll be spending most of my time at Lin's so come visit me.

Easter was a fun holiday, I spent it with Cash and we just hung out and made cute little easter egg monsters since I color eggs every year I figured I'd get Cash involved also. They were loads of fun and I can't want to do it again next year. This is what we made.

Aren't they cute?

Well this part is for Ellen and for anyone else that wants to see what we did. Cash and I had an idea and we decided to go with it. We painted the guest room downstairs from some sort of blueish color to Bright Vermillion. If you ask Cash he says it's the "Pink room" but I like to call it "Red with a hint of pink". But anyways here are some before and after pitcures.



I like the color and I know Cash likes it more than he would say. Besides he picked it out.

Well that's all I have for now. Oh and I"ll start back up on the 30 Day Challenge most likely tomorrow. I enjoyed doing the challenge, but I got so caught up in school and training for work that I didn't have much time to keep up with it. I wont start back at the beginning but I start back up where I left off.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

No More Brigham Beard

So most of you probably have already seen Cash or probably haven't. But he had to work at Lin's on Saturday and Sunday this last week and that meant that he had to shave off his beard. Here's the before and after pictures of him.



Everyone says he looks really good without the beard. And I can't complain, I like seeing his full face now. But, Cash wants to grow his beard back. . . He misses his Birgham Beard. So, I guess whatever he wants to do is fine with me.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another jahabanero Victim

I have to admit that last night I gave in to peer pressure and ate a WHOLE habanero pepper. This is the footage of what happened when I ate it. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, April 8, 2011

30DC - Days 9 - 17

I have to apologize because I've been so busy with work and school it's giving me a constant headache. Not just the usual busy, but crazy busy. Work has been insane. My hours have been upped since it's case lot and I have changed my availability. Plus, I'm training for produce so that's a few extra hours already. School has been pretty busy because it's the last month before finals so anything and everything counts. I'm not going to do any posts about days 9 - 17 unless you guys really want me to, but then again I only have a few followers so I'm sure you guys don't mind. But if you really want to know one of the days then just let me know and i'll do a random post. Peace.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30DC- Day 6, 7, 8

Day 6

A Hobby You Have

I had to think about this one for a little while. Then I had to find the definition for a hobby. A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically during one's leisure time.

So what is my hobby? I'd have to say. . . reading. I LOVE to read. I'm actually reading a book right now for my Family Relationships class for a book report. It's called The 5 Languages of Love. And I LOVE this book. I'm not even half-way through and I've decided I'm not going to sell it. This book is going on my bookshelf with every other book I own. Hope Cash wont mind about all the books he's going to gain if he keeps me Haha

Day 7

A Picture of Something/Someone that has the Biggest Impact on You.

My mom has the biggest impact on me. She is the one that has helped me make the biggest decisions in my life and will continue to forever and ever.

Day 8

Short Term Goals for This Month and Why

Well since this month is pretty much gone. I'll tell you my short term goals for April.

1. As part of my weight loss challenge I have joined Weight Watchers with my Grandma Dove. And I LOVE it. We keep track of what we are eating and how much we eat. But my problem is I don't really keep track all that much and it has effected me to a point. So my goal for this month is reach my 10% weight loss and keep track of anything and everything that I eat.

2. Another short term goal is to practice for an upcoming 5K that is coming up in May. I should have posted about the Biggest Loser 5K that I ran with my mom and Kurt but I wont. It was a lot of fun. I want to start doing them more often. We finished in 45 minutes which isn't that bad for a first timer. (I think)

3. The last goal I have is to finish school with pretty good grades. Geology wont be very impressive, but I'll still be able to pass. I just need to stop having late nights with friends and sleeping in past my alarm in the mornings. Family Relationships is a blast so it's an easy A. Math will be tough. It's hard when your teacher doesn't even know what she is doing up in front of the class let alone trying to teach others. So I'm pretty much teaching myself which will be nice because it will make sense to me. We'll see how well I taught myself when Finals come up. And last but not least, Interpersonal Communication. I love this class and I ACTUALLY study for it so I'm pretty sure my grade will be pretty good in this class also.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

30DC Day 5

A picture of somewhere you've been.

Mazatlan, Mexico


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I've been to both places in one trip when I was on a cruise with my family. We also stopped in Cabo San Lucas, but I really wasn't that impressed with it so I didn't post a picture. But one of these days I would LOVE to go back to these two cities and enjoy the beautiful culture and scenery these two places have to offer.

30DC - Day 3,4

I've been a little behind on my 30 Day Challenge, but I've been pretty busy the past couple of days so this is day 3 and 4 all in one post. Hope it makes sense to you.

Day 3

A habit you wish y0u didn't have.

I wish I wasn't such a procrastinator. No matter what I have to get done I always procrastinate until it's either too late or the day before it needs to be finished. (ie: this post is making up for three days) Another habit I wish I didn't have would be my random cravings for unhealthy food. I've learned to control it for the most part, but there are those days where I just can't say no.

Day 4

A list of 15 Songs that represent your life's sound track.

(I encourage you to listen to all of them or just a few. Whichever floats your boat.)

1. Count on Me - Bruno Mars (Just listening to the words remind me of relationships with friends.)

2. Here I Go Again - White Snake (Miriam and I just LOVE this song)

3. We Like to Party - Vengaboys (This song represents all of the boys in my family)

4. I'm Only Me When I'm With You - Taylor Swift (This song can go either way for a friend, family member, or a special someone. But this is for my mom, because I am my mother's daughter)

5. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz (When I was younger, everyone said that I would become a heartbreaker, it's come true for some past things but not all)

6. Billionaire - Bruno Mars (I probably will never become a billionaire, but it's always fun to dream.)

7. Perfect Two - Auburn (Just listen to the song and you'll know what it's about ;)

8. If I Die Young - The Band Perry (It's a sad song, but I love it)

9. Like a G6 - Far East Movement ( I love the beat to dance to, but I'm also fly like a G6)

10. I've Got Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks (Everyone has friends in low places)

11. Don't Stop Believing - Journey (This song makes me feel better when tough times are around because it reminds me to "Don't Stop Believing")

12. Fireworks - Katy Perry (You just need to remember you're a firework. Show who you really are, shine not matter what)

13. Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson (This is my anthem for every female in the world.)

14. Love Me or Hate Me - Lady Sovereign (Just what the chorus says "Love me or hate me it's still an obsession)

15. Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bob McFerrin (This song makes me feel better when I'm stressed.)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

30DC - Day 2

A picture of something you can't live without
My Family
Miriam (my sister from another mister and mother)
And Cash.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

30DC - Day 1

I don't really have a "get all dressed up and sit like this" kind of picture. But I do like to take pictures. Just not "serious" ones.

1- When I was fishing, I got a fishing hook caught in my lower eyelid.

2- I'm OCD about keeping things in a nice straight order. But you wouldn't believe me if you saw my room right now.
3- I'm the only girl out of 5 boys. (Yes, I am spoiled)

4- I give in to my urges and buy or eat whatever I'm craving. (Not a good idea sometimes)

5- I've never lived in the same house for more than 6 years.

6- I have a hole in my heart. (Physically? Yes. Emotionally? No, Cash filled that up pretty quick ;)

7- I've started a weight loss challenge and it's pretty exciting.

8- I never needed braces.

9- I like to build forts with my brothers.

10- I collect random objects that other people would just throw away after a few years of collecting dust.

11- I get angry/frustrated very easily with things that are out of my control.

12- My favorite movie of all time is The Sound of Music.

13- I enjoy showing off my battle wounds. (Scars)

14- I donated 15 inches of my hair to Locks of Love and am too impatient for it to grow back so I keep on cutting it.

15- I have a strong personality that works as an advantage or a disadvantage in certain situations.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Have you seen your 'friends' on Facebook doing the 30-Day-Picture challenge? I thought about joining in, but I don't want certain people to see some of my pictures so I'm going to post it here on my blog. You don't have to read any of it or you can read all of it, there may be one each day or a few in one posting. So here it goes, this is what you'll get to see with my future postings:

Day 1- A picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Day 2- A picture of something you cannot live without

Day 3- A habit that you wish you didn't have

Day 4- List 15 songs that represent your life's soundtrack

Day 5- A picture of somewhere you've been to

Day 6- A hobby you have

Day 7- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Day 8- Short term goals for this month and why

Day 9- Something/someone you're proud of

Day 10- A story about a past relationship

Day 11- A picture of something you dislike

Day 12- A picture of your room and don't cheat by cleaning. Share a secret

Day 13- Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them in person

Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle and share the first 10 songs that play

Day 16- Something you could live without

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19- Nicknames you have and how or why you have them

Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be

Day 21- Share a picture from your day

Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23- What is something you crave

Day 24- Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of

Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die

Day 27- Why are you doing this 3o Day Challenge

Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how you have changed since then

Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned

Day 30- A picture of you today and 2 goals you want to accomplish


Thursday, March 17, 2011

This is too much drama for your mini-muffin heart

So this is the part two of the video I have previously shared with you about "If guys were like girls"


-Love, Peace, Chicken Grease

Thursday, March 10, 2011

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

Spring break hasn't even started and I'm BORED. I should finish my reading so that I don't have to do it during the break. But that just doesn't sound entertaining right now. I've already rearranged my movie collection, cleaned my room, finished my D.I. bag for clothes that I never wear or fit me. Now, after all of these things done I decided to get all prettied up. Why, you may ask? No reason. Maybe I should clean my bathroom. . . That is a good idea. Or I should start thinking about making food for dinner. . . I am a bit hungry. I know this isn't a long post and there aren't any pictures, but oh well. I just figured that you would like to know that I'm all dressed up and nowhere to go.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

I have to apologize

I have to confess. I have been lacking on my updates. Well let's see what has happened since the new year.

1. I turned 20 . . . YAY!!!

2. I enrolled into SUU for Fall Semester. . . SWEET!!

3. I have A's in all my classes. Besides math, but that's just a B.

4. And my best friend is getting married!! DOUBLE YAY!!!

Well, that's probably only the important things that has really happened that important so far. Hopefully I can get some more interesting stories to tell.

Olive Garden is out.

If you ever asked me in the past where was my favorite place to eat I would have to say Olive Garden. But after last night, I seriously have to rethink where my favorite place is to eat. Cash and I didn't celebrate Love Day on the official date of February 14th. We decided to go on a different day to escape the chaos of everyone going out to eat to celebrate on that day.

So last night after work, we decided to go to Olive Garden since we had a wonderful gift card from the Griffins. We walked right in and was seated right away. (That was the good part.) The host told us that our waitor would be with us real quick. Which is usual, since I've been there many times and have always had great service.

Well, we sat down decided what we wanted to eat and then just. sat. there. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE that worked there completely ignored us, walked by, asked the couples around us how the food was and didn't even stop by our table to see if we had been helped. Even the waitor that was supposed to serve us completely ignored us. She walked by every table and asked them how their food was tasting and then wouldn't even look at us. We sat there for about 15 to 20 minutes and then got fed up with the fact that nobody had talked to us and left.

Cash felt bad that we couldn't eat at my favorite place to eat. But after that experience I don't think I'll ever eat there unless I am in Salt Lake or in Las Vegas. So we decided to go to Red Lobster since that was the only other place on the gift card that was in our town that we could go to. And can I just say, I am so thankful for Red Lobster. We showed up, got sat down right away, had our drinks and our food ordered with the first 5 to 10 minutes of sitting down.

Now, how freaking hard is that!? Why can't all restraunts have service like Red Lobster?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Update Time!!

Alright, it's been probably a month or longer since I last blogged and I've had a few complaints (Cash). I've been a busy ever since school started. Yes, school has started and it is awesome!! I pretty much loves all my classes. What am I taking? Well, I have Math, a.k.a. Quantitive Reasoning (which is another post all by itself), Interpersonal Communications, Geology, and Family Relationships. I did have an American history class but he required us to read 6 books just for that class. SIX BOOKS for ONE class!?!? NO THANK YOU!! So, sadly I had to drop it, but hopefully I can take it from a different teacher some other time down the road. Other than school all I have been doing is working, sitting around doing homework, or spending time up in K-town. (that was for you, Cash)

Oh! Yesterday my family, cash, and I took a fun trip up to Brian Head for my brother Andrew's birthday/christmas present. I would put pictures up but for some reason my picture card isn't working. So once I can figure out how to make it so it works I'll put them up. Until then you'll just have to wait until I have a story from my birthday next Sunday... WAHOO