it was a great one for me...i reverted back to my childhood for a good solid 3 hours and played nintendo 64 with my brothers and sister. i only complained a little bit while playing mario party...who's idea was it to do 50 turns each! that takes like hours just as an fyi. dinner was great. jake and i got in a banana cream pie/water fight. my hair got trashed and was forced to pull it up with whipped cream crustiness and all wet! i have never laughed so hard. i totally got him in a head lock for like 1.2 seconds, he ruined my make up...but i wasn't too thrilled with the color combo to begin with so this was okay, and my mom retreated to the garage to stay banana cream pie free. after the fight we got back to our pieces of pie and enjoyed it with smirks as we reminisced on the events that had happened 2 minutes earlier. we ate loads of stuffing and after years of begging, my mom finally let me have a turkey leg! my life long dream of living it up like a king came true, too bad my camera was dead so i couldn't take a picture.
i worked tirelessly all day and night on wednesday, with countless others to get the new SHADE CLOTHING store in american fork open tomorrow for black friday! it was hard work and i have the bruises on my knees to prove it! it was a very long day, but we did meet shannon's goal of leaving by midnight...it was 10 minutes before midnight, but we still did it! it looks AWESOME! i am so stoked to work at such a stellar store! it was absolutely worth every square inch that i swept.painted, scraped.mopped on hands and knees! so make sure to come see the new store! cause starting monday i will be there full time! i am so proud to work for a company that has so many dedicated people to pull together to make this happen! go SHADE!
i am now off to bed, cause i have to work in the morning...go me!
anyway, i have been training for my new job and it has just flooded my pea size brain with so many memories of retail bliss when i worked at Bath and Body Works while i was in beauty school! the way i would totally flirt with the t-mobile guys that worked right outside our store, the way i would curse the teenager bums waiting for a movie on a friday/saturday night who would make such a mess of our sink, the $.25 cookies at mrs. fields and giant water cups, smelling like 800 lotions at the end of my shift, the overstocked back room, the trash elevator...that was so fun really, the manager checking my purse to ensure i didn't stuff it with sweet pea body butter, and the christmas rush! ah the christmas rush...i think that is what any company really waits for. their sales shoot up from the fall slump and stores are packed whether they are selling seasonal decor or watches. it is truly the most wonderful time of the year.
i am so anti christmas before thanksgiving, but when your boss blasts christmas music before halloween...it is a little hard to avoid the pandemonium. sometimes we would turn my manheim steamroller cd's on for a little giggle until someone pointed out the fact that it was 70 degrees and october, then it didn't seem so cool. but i am getting a little more excited...let's just get thanksgiving out of the way.
i really had every intention of cleaning my room tonight, but this is so much more fun!
mom, if you are reading this...call me cause i don't know what is going on for thanksgiving. char is leaving me and i need some family that day i think. i won't start a fight as per last years example of my maturity! you're welcome.
i totally am so excited for twilight tomorrow! last week i was emailing kc about it and i kept spelling it twighlight...who knows why, but then i got all self conscious and had to check every calendar that i wrote it on just to confirm that i spelled it right. i am such a loser! anyway i am so revved for it that i can't contain myself! my day tomorrow is great! i get to clean the office bathroom, upon letting dear mrs. austin go for her 'cleaning'...we all have office chores, and tomorrow is my turn! so anyway i get to clean the bathroom tomorrow and then i get to go to twilight. don't kill me just yet russell...i am still a star employee i promise!
this week i downloaded david archuleta and david cook. i need to get a life.
oh and i used a big word the other day and now i can't remember it...kc can you?
i got a new job. again, same company, just a different title. i will be the assistant manager of the new store in American Fork that will be opening in time for the holiday season...we hope. it will be a really good move i think. i just feel like i was stuck in a sort of rut and this could really be something to shake things up a bit. i will for sure miss all the people that i work with now everyday. but i trust the one's i am leaving to do an exceptional job, maybe even better than me! i wish i could do the new job, but in the same office. i don't really think that will work tough :( oh, but good news is that the new store is in the same parking lot as paradise bakery and olive garden...i only like their breadsticks.
i am sick. last year i avoided the common cold, but this year it is getting me back and big time! i am a phlegmy nasty mess. at work yesterday i had a 'friends' moment...i looked at my garbage bin at my desk full of used tissues and was reminded of the episode where phoebe is sick and gets a sexy voice but loses is when she gets better and tries to get it back by stealing monica's used tissues when she gets sick. it was really funny to think about that. last night i woke up at 3 and just laid in my bed until 5 when i finally got up to take some medicine. all we had was robutissum and i didn't even think to check if it made you drowsy seeing as i did have to work today. unluckily for me it was exhausted when i woke up late at 7:30. and then it didn't help that today's work dragged on forever!
twilight comes out next friday and you better believe i have a ticket! thanks to kc...you be the bomb mrs. grey.
n is completely out of this picture, unless i really want to use him...no that is rude.
a is somewhere...just not near me.
t is leaving soon...lame.
j is the bomb and even making me a hat...how sweet is that.
my niece zoe stole my rings when i was up there last and today she told me i had to buy them back from her. she is 2.5. wow...
i almost got in a fight with an 11 year old today! no joke...it was freaking awesome!
i walked into subway...you know to eat fresh. i got in line behind some guy that was getting like 3 footlongs and then some punk kid holding his sandwich. i figured there was something wrong with his sandwich until he was picking out everything he could shove down his throat before he made a big fuss to throw it away right in front of the girl who made the sandwich. he gets back in line and demands she make him a new sandwich. this is when she points out that she is already helping a customer. in the process she cuts her finger as she is wrapping the guys last sandwich. he feels horrible she calls for help from the other workers in the back but no one comes so she holds a napkin on her finger till she is all done and someone finally comes to help the raunchy kid!
the girl asks if the other worker got him a new sandwich.
'no but, she sure better'...wow pretty rude.
she asks what kind of bread...he tells her. she gets some out and he says
'um...it was a footlong'. as she is looking for the right kind of bread he says
'never mind just do whatever, i don't care anymore'.
as this happens the first worker comes to me with a bandaid on her finger and asks what i want. after working all day i am frazzled and have a slip of tongue and say
'can i get a 6 FOOT on wheat'.
'ha ha, 6 foot, you want a 6 foot sub...ha ha, sorry'.
i was about to deck the kid so i say
'yeah you better be sorry you are being really rude!'
she gets my sandwich all made and maybe it is the customer service quality that i care so much about with work, but i really feel bad for the girl.
'is your finger okay, i saw that you cut it?'
'yeah i am fine.' she said as she was visibly holding back tears.
'well and i am sorry that this kid is being such a jerk. he needs to get over himself.'
lucky for me he overheard.
'i need to get over myself?'
'yeah, what are you like 12?'
'no, i'm 11.'...like that really helps his case...so i laughed in his face.
'look she made me a shitty sandwich and so she will make me a new one.'
so the girl jumps in and says
'yeah i did botch his sandwich pretty bad.'
'i don't care that doesn't give him the right to be a jerk to you. i hope you have a better night and don't have to deal with him anymore.'
i pay and i start walking out to my car and i hear.
'have fun with your 6 foot sub.'
okay really...where is this kids manners and his freaking parents?! Like seriously who is really that rude to people. you came to subway, you ordered your sandwich, you WATCHED them make it and you paid. you knew exactly what you were getting when they handed you your wrapped sandwich. if you don't like you sandwich it is your own dang fault! i wish in that instant that there was not a 7 year old boy standing in line with his mom behind us, otherwise i would have reamed into that kid!
there are a few things that i ACTUALLY hate in this life:
people who are rude to servers...ie waiters/waitresses and subway employees...you know the last thing they want to do that day is deal with snottty people like you and not get tipped!
people who talk on their cell phones as they check out/pay at restaurants/car washes/target...have a little respect for the person that just rung you up!
people who don't use their blinker...i am not a freakin mind reader
people who let their kids just scream at stores and restaurants...if i wanted to hear kids scream i would have some of my own.
oh my talk went pretty well i guess. i bought a really cute dress, belt and shoes for the event accessorized with the new Shade Clothing cardigan vest in heathered olive to off set the new plum dress. i was pretty cute.
i was so glad that it was over, except that there was someone in the congregation that i dreaded talking to after. i had mixed emotions seeing this person and didn't know whether to smile with glee or cry from frustration. i ultimately chose neither.
he told me i was being mean after. to him. mean to him because we had an hour text convo the night before after midnight which shouldn't count cause my brain shuts of at 11 these days. apparently my sluggish and very starving body said something not up to par.
i played the piano after church and got so upset that i started to cry cause i just had so much emotion built up over .a. and so much anger and annoyance with .n. that all i could do was cry as i contined playing the song cause i refused to stop just so i could cry.
it didn't help later tonight to have my 'best' friend complain about her bf and ask my advice which is all she seems to call me for these days. she has no idea what i am going through and hasn't for a few months. and i didn't feel like telling her would make me feel better cause i knew she wouldn't really be listening cause our whole friendship her problems are always more important and bigger.
oh well i am glad that i get to see real friends at work tomorrow to cry to. cause let's face it, i will probably cry tomorrow too. this is a crossroads of sorts and i can't handle this right now in my life. i am too busy to have a breakdown, well for at least a few months. you know with the holidays coming up, i need to be in top 'fronting' condition. it's a family thing and i am a little rusty.
but somehow right now listening to .come on eileen. by dexy's midnight runners is making me want to dance the night away and forget about both .a. and .n.
i'm bobbing my head and tapping my toe as we speak...now excuse me while i dance my frustration and sorrow away.
food...i think right now, rice cakes with peanut butter and banana slices
song...just like heaven by the cure
movie...right now, little miss sunshine
sport...to watch, football
season...rainy season. i like to jump in puddles
day of the week...currently tuesdays, cause that is the day of my cake decorating class. i am furthering my education.
ice cream flavor...i love swirl cones
time of day...um, i think 8:15am as i am driving to work and the sun is in my eyes
taste...the start of morning breath
clothes...gray sweat shorts and a plain white v.neck tee
desktop picture...the default pier at nighttime. my one at work is a bunch of oranges
tonail color...mintt green from urban
surroundings...the dim glow of the corner lamp in the office
annoyance...my old old old ipod. i want a new one.
thought...how tired i am, but also thinking about him
best friend...millie young or rachel schriver
kiss...i plead the fifth
screen name...i don't aol. i am changing this to pen name...sammie macdonald
pet...max our cocker spaniel that ran away one beautiful sunday while we were watching america's funniest home videos.
crush...i think it was zacc call...how embarrassing
music you remember hearing...lorenna mckennitt, my mom was obsessed
car...1999 honda civic
speeding ticket...senior year. i was 17 and going 42 in a 25 zone. $125 later...whatev.
cigarette...never had one
drink...margarita. don't worry it was virgin
car ride...drove home from Heid's b.day bash
kiss...boo, not a good experience
movie seen...definitely maybe, cute
cd played...really cd's...it was probably a random mix at work...'this is a water conversation' maybe
6 have you evers
dated one of your best friends...yes
broken the law...speeding ticket
skinny dipped...i plead the fifth on this too.
been on tv...unfortunately yes. never really that fun.
kissed someone you didn't know...sort of.
5 things (5 things for each)
your'e wearing...white shirt, gray shorts, eiffel for this color fingernail polish, awesome bracelets i made at the beginning of the summer and mint green toenail polish
you've done today...painted my nails, took a shower, went to lunch, went to walmart, went to a surprise party and rocked the house at scene it.
you can hear right now...my ipod tunes, some loud airplane or something, my fingers tapping on the keyboard, my own breathing and my jaw popping as i yawn
you can't live without...my ipod, my cell, my fingenail polish, my purse and my shoes
you do when you're bored...blog, write, doodle, play the piano and sleep.
4 places you've been today...
heids and kristins.
3 people you can tell anything to...
apples or bananas...bananas
1 thing you want to do before you die...
go to africa.
ew...i just found two long blonde hairs on my new black zip hoodie...i don't have a single blonde hair on my body. who's is this. gag.
today at wally world...aka wal mart...we were searching for a great candy mix for a little surprise party later today and we would stumble upon something that had the potential to be wickedly awesome, but then there would be whoppers in the mix and i would get so frustrated. who even likes freaking whoppers anyway. for real as we were about to leave i found a mix with peanut butter cups, baby ruth, crunch and hershey bars...great for chocolate lovers as i was reaching for the large mix, whoppers jumped off the bag and i threw the mix yelling 'damn you whoppers...for ruining every mix in the world'. i HATE whoppers, almost as much as i hate lindsay lohan. oh and jordin sparks. one step at a time is the lamest song.
my friend becca is cooler than yours...
my sister emme s cooler than yours by far...she jumped off a 30 foot cliff!...
zoe is the craziest.cuttest.funniest kid ever...you are jealous!...
and thus concludes today's post.
i lied! i went to so you think you can dance and was utterly amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i really heart mark!
jumped off a 30 foot cliff
rafted...well for a bit
layed out on the raft cause i got fired from paddling
layed out on the raft cause i got fired from bailing out water
got sunburned a bit
camped...for 3 nights. yeah i know
survived a torrential down pour in a tent that was leaking on all sides
slept on a crappy 'air' mattress on the night of the said torrential down pour
had lots of fun with friends
played with my sister a lot
ate enough licorice to last me a lifetime
all in all it was really fun! i think i am getting a little more used to this whole camping thing. i am totally granola now. my friend alex noted that i have gone camping more this summer than i have in the past 5 years. that is right, i am so tough again. i have found out that you can still dress all cute and camp at the same time. no make up for a few days really cleared up my face and i am glad for that.
my sisters twins are tiring. while her husband was out of town my days consisted of coming home from work, grabbing whichever baby didn't smell too much and was spit up residue free, and manning that baby all night. that included bottle feeding, burping and diaper changing. whenever i finally decide to have kids i am going to be a pro, but i won't want to cause it is so tiring. no sleep doesn't sound fun to me.
i would post pictures, but basically i am just too tired. sorry.
soyouthinkyoucandance...result: i am really sad that chelsie is going home, but really want joshua to win.
itunes finally...result: i added some pretty sweet tunes to my ipod tonight. i love music finding.
my muffler...result: well this isn't so much a result cause it is still falling off, i like to procrastinate.
shiny car visor...result: my car was at least 38 degrees cooler when i got in my car after work...not! i am gonna switch the direction i put it tomorrow and report back.
i'm a pushover...result: i am not
i aly, went camping for the first time in forever! i mean i really camped. i slept in a tent, in a sleeping bag, on a foam pad which happened to be over a nice little incline with what felt like a tree stump right in my back. my feet were filthy, i didn't shower other than what the river washed off, bathroomed in a latrine and reeked of smoke due to constant intense burning...thanks jessie for the terminology there. so i journeyed up to flaming gorge for the first time in my life. traveling in a car for about 4 hours is the best way to spend one's birthday. it was hot and long! by the end i was yelling at alex and austin to stop talking to me and stop talking in general. i was irritable and hungry! when we arrived i finally saw jessie, which was the whole reason i went, and she gave me some pink water socks as a present for the river rafting portion of the trip and somehow everything else was mellow from there. i was mocked for showing up in a skirt and flip flops, obviously these people forgot who they were dealing with! but i showed them when i took charge and put my tent building skills to good use. you don't go to girls camp for 7 years and learn nothing!
i was uber prepared thanks to my uber scout brother in law randy and i feel i impressed a few of my peers. my raft dominated the river. i jumped rafts at one point, which was such a thrill. i could have pictured my younger boyish self doing that, but me at 23...no way! the jump was successful, but the return to my amazing raft came with a bit of force thanks to maxwell shoving me off their raft. the water was bitter and i felt like jello trying to pull myself up! no more than 20 minutes later dear maxwell pulled danielle and i back into the river! for those of you counting that is twice! we schemed and plotted to take down maxwell since he was the main 'pirate' of the green river. on our attack 3 of our rafters jumped ship to attack...as the 4th jumped i was catapulted off the raft and landed in the river for the third time! in case you were wondering, i was pushed in the most. this time my return to the raft was horrible and i ended up bent in half at the bottom of the raft with my feet straight in the air. not the most graceful or pleasant experience! after lunch we were all so drained of energy and zeal that we just relaxed and let the river take us down the rest of the way. without brandon or alex on our raft i think that jess, danielle, linds, mindy and i would have been royally creamed by maxwell all together. thanks brandino and al.
i made new friends and bruised my thumb trying to play volleyball. i wasn't much good at that. i found out that my 'teammates' aka the girls planned a rematch of 4 on 4 with the guys and i wasn't invited because, and this is a direct quote from ryan...aly you just get bored and play with the net, you can be the line judge again. i didn't really fight back cause it was true. the only time i really played was when i served the ball, and the rest of the time i was doing yoga on a tree stump and making calls that only would benefit my own team.
but the moral of the story is that i survived and came back older. here are some pics...i only took pictures in the car. my camera can do lots of things, but resistance to water is not one of them!
coldplay's new album won't be out til june 17th...so far away!
my muffler is so annoying.
i am so over dating...get a life and man up. why can't you just be normal and do what you feel. if you aren't sure how you feel, don't pull crap like rubbing my leg in sunday school while i am reading a scripture aloud...hypothetically speaking. i can't believe i even helped you out today...let alone come to your house. i guess i have a slow learning curve.
i am now having to act my age and that scares me to death.
being responsible is way overrated!
throwing parties suck and i spent way too much on delicious food that took a long time to make!
i feel like i really used to know who i was, but now not so much. i am second guessing what i think about everything. i used to be the kind of person with my head on straight and semi knew what i was doing. now i don't know what i am doing or what i am supposed to be doing and that is really frustrating! i just want to be young again where the biggest decision was what i was doing that weekend.
i wish i had my own tv show like the hills. i think i have a pretty interesting and drama filled life...with my family alone. i think i have a lot to bring the world of reality television.
i wish dawson's creek were still on. no way were those kids in high school...the best episode is when pacey and joey get locked in walmart all night. that is so hilarious and who wouldn't love to living in walmart for a night?
today i got to work at 1:30 pm.
i bought two new dresses.
the bachelorette started tonight.
i was by far that best dressed at an fhe bbq.
i had a fun little jaunt to wally world at midnight.
procrastinated cleaning my room another day.
bought some fun pens, just cause.
went tanning after a weeks absence.
saw people from high school and genuinely enjoyed seeing them.
was told my face looks like leather.
and my muffler is still falling off!
life is too short to not find joy in the little things in life! i am gonna try to invite these small joys into my life more often. like tomorrow morning for instance...i am picking up some breakfast burritos from beto's for me and shannon to simply make tuesday a little bit better!
it really makes you think that this life is only but a brief moment in the grand scheme of things. now is the time to prepare to meet god and live our lives with no regrets and with love and kindness to all around us. even if you don't know lindsey you can learn a lesson from her life. there is something more important to this life than what shoes you wear, what color your hair is or what kind of car you drive. life is about helping others understand their potential and lifting up others just to see the smile on their face. it seems unfair to have lost such an amazing person so soon, but i am so grateful that i have the gospel in my life that teaches that this life is not the end and that we will all live again someday. i do know that lindsey is in a better place and her mission has just truly started! so please keep the spjute family in your prayers and remember that there are no guarantees in this life! now is the time to live your life with joy and love!
With that said...Utah has the weirdest weather! Snow on April 24th...sick is all I can say! But you know where there's not snow...St. George! Thanks Shannon for taking tomorrow off for the both of us, don't worry I alphabetized the returns.exchanges. You're welcome.
consider this a shout out to the 'rat pack'!
finally got my gross.slash.gigantic mole removed after 22 years!
almost quit my job 4 times.
did some theraputic shopping.
finally redeemed my iTunes gift card from Russell...thanks boss!
got my own email address at work!
went grocery shopping for the first time in months
made dinner for the first time in months.
finally did my laundry!
blogged a bit...go me!
only had take out once!
didn't clean my room.
so that was a fun week in review. my sister went to Hawaii without me and left me all alone with my dad. for some this would not be a problem, but when your dad is slipping to the dark side of dementia...it is a bit of a different story. reminding him to eat at regular times and answering his favorite question...'is idol on tonight?'. telling him the same thing about 10 times over the course of half an hour. it can get a little draining and if you know me...you will know that i am not the most patient person. i lose my cool a lot and with my dad it is even harder to keep my irritation and anger under wraps! i know the lord only gives us what we can handle, and i am learning that the lord is uber optimistic! i guess i can jot this all down as life experience. i am learning to give my dad a little slack...it must be really hard to have your 20 something year old daughters tell you repeatedly that you can't drive. or that it must really suck to spend your days wandering around a big house with nothing to do and nowhere to go. after living a semi independent life for 55 years and being reduced to asking for rides friday night to have a social life is a HUGE transition for anyone. all i can say is right now i am so grateful for my health and hope with all my heart that his dementia isn't genetic! life is fun!
i went shopping, so it will all get better in time.
13 bucks for dinner, the game wasn't that bad. My favorite player is Carlos Boozer...simply cause his last name is Boozer and it makes me laugh a little! But then I also realized his jersey number is 5 which is my favorite number! It was meant to be for sure! Anyway turns out he is not bad at basketball either!
So all in all life is great! I got a promotion and I went to a Jazz game!
Oh and I love my Boyfriend Tees!
and i have learned this week that patience sucks and i have little to none at all! sometimes that anticipation of something kills me and i just want things to happen now and not wait! wait it out people will say, but you know what...that is is like saying to a junkie 'just quit cold turkey...you can do it!' yeah right is what i say to you happy and optimistic people.
best part of anything lately was my easter present from my mom! the book entitled you can heal your life! i can't remember who wrote it, cause quite frankly i didn't look.slash.care...anyway she believes that we cause every illness that we encounter in your lives. she says that our thoughts bring disease and illness to ourselves. sort of a little bit like the secret but sugar coated and bright hearts on the cover. so...she says that having thoughts like i have a fear of growing up brought on my dad's muscular dystrophy...and his 3 brothers too i guess. nothing to do with a genetic mutation of which i am a carrier. or that leukemia is brought to you by having a thinking of what's the point....or the cataracts my brother was born with was from all his thoughts in the womb of the world being a dark place...crazy to finally figure out what causes so many things in the world...so if you have any medical questions...let me know and i can reference my book to give you a new thought process!
remember when you were a kid and you wished you could stay up as late as the adults. cause in your mind you fantasized about adults doing uber cool things when you finally went to bed. well now i am an adult---well sort of i guess---and staying up late only brings me boredom. i did all the things i needed.slash.wanted to do and now i am bored out of my mind...why not go to bed...well that is a complicated story and would only bore you.
alas here i am blog stalking and eating ice...which i usually don't do.
i am however not bored at the idea of me finally getting a flippin pedicure tomorrow morning at ten...thanks to shannon and loving me enough to invite me in meeting steph...go steph.