May 27, 2011

There's Not An App For That

Any of my music lover friends ever heard of the App called "Shazaam?"  It's a little blessing to this world that allows you to know the title and artist of any song you can hear.  For example:  A while back Jordan came up to me and showed me a new song he had found.  I asked where he got it and he said, "Well, just now I was going to the bathroom, heard a catchy tune, Shazaamed it and now it's mine." Needless to say, this App is fantastic!  However today I type for the possibility, not for what has already become.  Wouldn't it be great if there was an App that could break down food and spit out the recipe to make it?  Really I'm imagining a little something like this:

1] a little compartment that you open up on the side of your phone;
2] ability to shove a peice of cake in above referenced compartment;
3] turn on phone digestion; (sound effects could be included if desired)
4] and then tada! Recipe! 

Think about it, everyone knows of a special sauce out there that you wish you could figure out how to make at home, because then you could fulfill your fatansy of bathing in it.  The only downside that I can forsee would be that all of the 'secret ingredients' would be revealed.  Chefs would be robbed of their secret recipes and their creativity would be accessable by anyone and everyone.  Solution?  Sharing is caring.  Caring is nice.   Nice is how it would be if I could figure out how to make the creme filling inside this peice of cake in front of me.  Thus, sharing = heavenly creme filling for the masses. Win-Win! 

So which one of you geniouses wants to invent this App?  I'll give you all the credit your heart desires and we'll probably become millionaires.  nbd.

May 25, 2011

Kid History

Since yesterday was so fantastic I'd like to start today off right as well! If you're having the morning blues and need a little pick me up, you've come to the right place. One of my besties Karlie told me to watch these, and I haven't been able to stop laughing since I did! So far I've only watched the first two, but I will be back to watch the rest! that's for sure.
Warning: Be careful where you watch these because laughter will undoubtably be exploding from your face.

Here's the second one!

Happy Wednesday :)

May 23, 2011

Fortune Cookie Anyone?


The Counter

We all know that guy that sits on the far corner of the stand who's job is solely to count. When I was a child, I may have been a little frightened by this man staring at all of us, but now fear has turned to intrigue. Yesterday was Sunday, and that means CHURCH! I went to my home ward for my cousin Michael's farewell and was able to sit with my family again. Love that. This sunday, I observed the ward counter as he slowly walked down the aisle with his paper and pen in hand. How does this man do it?! He walks slowly, but a lot faster than I would if I was trying to count everyone in each row. Do you think he ever gets distracted and has to start over? Or maybe even if he loses count he keeps walking and pretends like everything is fine. I'd probably do that. Does he ever get to pay attention to the first 3 talks given? How is he not distracted by the little kid staring at him with his finger up his nose? What about when he passes the row with his wife on it? Does he chance a smile at her or does he have to be strickly business? Why is it that I have an urge to see if I can startle him, see if it will mess him up and to see what he will do? All these questions trouble me at night before I go to bed. Thankfully, all they want from me this semester is to serve more compassionately. Done and done.
Happy Monday, have a comic :)

May 20, 2011

She's Legal!

Guess who's birthday it was yesterday?!?!
Yup that's right, it was Kaylyn's! Sorry Kay, I had to put this picture up sometime... For those looking at the previous picture and concerned that we have an animal abuser on our hands, don't be. She was actually just petting the cat, until it decided to want a little more than the casual scratch behind the ear. :)
For Kay's b-day we reverted back to our early high school days (we seem to be doing a lot of that lately...) and surprised her for a morning birthday breakfast kidnapping! Animal abuse, kidnapping....sheesh we sound like a bunch of delinquents.
Waking her up pretty early, she had only enough time to put some clothes on and we were out the door! Karlie, Jake, Anisa, Tycee, Trevor and I all ate a smashing good meal at IHOP (nothing else was open at 6am) and enjoyed the company of our birthday girl! --Word to the wise, get the cinn-a-stack french toast, sugar coma never felt so good.--
Now we only have one left to turn to the ripe old age of 21 and then we'll all start knitting, swapping wrinkle stories and exchanging dentures. Who ever knew the KKAH would grow up and still be best friends.
I knew.

May 17, 2011


Guess what! My grandparents are the (sorry, old slang I know...) On Sunday we helped them celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary!! Holy Canoli! These two have been livin' and lovin' each other for at least the past 70 years and are still going strong! What a standard to live up to right? They've lived through some hard times, but love kept them together. I hope to be just like them someday. It was really great seeing everyone come to support such a great milestone. This occasion just re-iterated my knowledge that despite all the craziness, one thing remains true - FAMILY. Happy days, and happy rainy Tuesday. :)

May 16, 2011


What a weekend! Saturday Kaylyn and I went to one of my favorite places in the entire world....
If you've never been, go. Now. Or tomorrow.
We ate food at the little restaurant (more like cafeteria) while watching people filter in and out. I don't know why people watching is so captivating, but for some reason I can't get enough of it. Also while eating we noticed a kids play area down below. Our discussion started with, "Oh that's so nice to be able to have some place to put your kids while you shop throughout this huge store!" and ended with, "I would NEVER leave my kid in one of those places!" Quite the change I know, but once we watched the whole "check-in" procedure it made me think twice. It went a little something like this:
1] Bring child to check-in counter
2] Fill out a waiver (undoubtedly releasing IKEA from any liability if their child loses a finger, gets rabies or needs stitches)
3] Receive a bin for the child's shoes, socks and jackets
4] Receive a sticker with a number that corresponds with the aforementioned waiver
5] Place said sticker on child's back
6] Receive a blinky disk that vibrates when your child has encountered one of the previous conditions
7] Open the big check-in counter and release your child into the unknown
Sounds pretty great eh? I understand that this is probably a lot like daycare, but it still makes me nervous. You don't know these people, and for all we know some 14 year old could be practicing voodoo on my child. Maybe we were over-exaggerating, but Kaylyn and I came to the conclusion that we wouldn't bring our kids to IKEA if it meant we had to lock them in the child prison.
After eating we started to wander in and out of bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens. We played house and tested out a few appliances. (surprisingly all of them weren't working.... weird) We tested the chairs for support and overall comfy-ness and marveled at the luxurious kitchen set ups. We both decided a big kitchen is a must in our future houses.
Isn't she the cutest??
We continued on our adventure, until we met this.
What is it? Who even knows. What was my first reaction? To grab a newspaper and pop a squat. Gross? Definitely. I have reason to instantly think this cabinet thing is made for such activities because we found it in the bathroom decor section. If you ask me, this seems quite odd.... but hey it's modern so it's okay right? Not okay.
Question: What is modern? I believe it to be the new, slightly odd but radiating cool-ness that only the artsy people can pull off. However, haven't we had this "modern" stuff around for at least 10 years now? Does the "modern" style ever change? If not, can it still be considered "modern?" Obviously I don't understand decorating, but this subject really baffles me. Hey, let's make a table that looks like a banana, surround it with chairs that are too small for anyone over the age of 4, paint it a metallicy color and call it modern. Huzzah!
Joking aside, I liked looking at all the modern stuff, I just don't quite understand it yet. Maybe when I get a few more wrinkles I'll start to figure it out. Until then.... Huzzah to those that love the modern marvels!

May 13, 2011


Well I had planned to post this yesterday, but Blogger wasn't working..... So here it is!
Happy Birthday Parker!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy turned the big 16 yesterday and to celebrate we went to Pizza Factory for dinner!! Can I just say that I forgot how much I like that place? Don't worry, my memory has been refreshed and I would now like to eat there every meal for the rest of my days. Exaggeration? Maybe just a litte.
16 is a crazy age. You are all of a sudden allowed to "like" members of the opposite sex (because we all know we did not even think about this until we turned 16.... Never.), you are released onto jam packed, construction filled freeways by yourself and you start wondering about where you fit in this crazy world. Fortunately I think Parker's got it down and he's prepared for this monumentous age. His smashing good looks will carry him right along his dating adventures, he's scared spittless of semi trucks, and he somehow already seems to know where he fits. He's a jokester with a great smile and laugh who is loved by lots of family and friends. Okay, before I embarrass him to death I just have one last thing to say. I love you Parker, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Watch out ladies, this stud is armed with witty charm... can't beat that.

May 12, 2011


Whenever I see an awesome commercial or advertisement I always have this urge to tell the company how great it was. I know that it must have taken a lot of time to produce that 30 second ad, and I think they should get the credit they deserve! You know, some first hand feed back, not just looking at sales percentages to see if the ad was effective. Well I still haven't figured out a way to do that, but it's constantly on my mind. Especially when I see ads like this one:

hahaha Watch it again. Go ahead, watch it again. It gets even more funny the 3rd and 4th time. Maybe I could invent a like button that would attach to your phone or car. You could simply push this button as soon as you witnessed one of these jems. It would track where you were at, what you just saw and send the "like" to the corresponding company. Even though this may be a stretch, I certainly hope those that work on these ads realize how truly great they are.
Currently there are awesome McDonalds ads that say, "Any size drink for a (insert picture of a buck/bone)." I LOVE these ones! So clever. I couldn't find a picture of any of them on the internet, but I did come across some more advertising treasures! McDonalds seems to have the best ads, especially the ads in different countries.
How about inspiring advertisements?

How about these?
I love seeing these Mormon Channel ads. They have done such a good job on them!! Also, the Mormon Channel app is absolutely FANTASTIC! I highly recommend everyone who can, to download it. Every time I see one of these ads the phrase, "To bring the world his truth!" always pops in my head. Slowly but surely, the church is spreading and bringing more members to the truth. All I can do is smile at the knowledge of what really is spreading... happiness.

May 9, 2011

Weekend Warriors

Sun. Friends. Volleyball. Soccer. Softball. Free time.
I'd like to make a shout out to a fantastic weekend. Jam packed with Domination as well as the fun things listed above, it was a great way to kick off the summer! Since my apt complex has a sand volleyball court we have played every night this weekend and I'm slowly getting better! Volleyball and Softball are the two sports (that I am currently aware of) that rip up my previously claimed title of the "Athletic Type" and smash it in the trash can. To say the least, I struggle. However, practice and a lot of pity cheers have definitely proved to be helping! Thankfully I have the best friends in the entire world who like to compliment each other even when we fail miserably. Some might find it embarrassing that you are being told "good job!" every time you touch the ball, even when you project it into the parking lot repeatedly, nearly missing the tight rope walkers; but not me. I love it.
Now to touch base on the last two words in my list above.
Free time.
Personally I didn't know this even existed in real life. Wanna know a secret? It does, and I was apart of it this Saturday! I woke up in the morning feeling like P-Diddy then grabbed my cleats, brushed my teeth with a bottle of water... and headed to my soccer game. (Yup, I just made a Kesha reference) Guess what, we killed it! I won't lie, we are a little rusty due to aging, and the lack of Virginia here to whip us into shape. Pulling out the "W" with 6-1 felt pretty great, and even better to be doing it with some of my best friends! After soccer, we went to the pool to soak up some rays. Utah weather finally pulled through for the weekend and I received a little more rays than I probably should have. Feeling pretty warm and toasty we headed back inside to just hang out. I even watched tv. I watched 20 minutes worth of an infomercial on the Genie Bra, just because I could. Life at my new apartment seems to be working out quite well, and I'm loving every second of it. Coming up this week: Bowling League, Soccer Practice, Softball Game, Soccer Game and some volleyball thrown in there somewhere. Bring it on!

May 4, 2011

Little Lion Man

Today I was in the orthodontist office waiting to get my new set of clear correct trays when I was approached by this little creature:
He would run around the area saying, "Rarrrr!!!" or "The Strong lion is going to build a house with blocks." or "The big bad Lion is going to blow down your house!" I couldn't help but laugh, he was so stinking cute! Then when his mom was taking his jacket off this happened. See below. "Mom! My lion paw! I need my lion paw!" haha
Well if that wasn't going to brighten my day, the sun sure stepped in! Finally!! It's beautiful outside, and I can't wait to go on a run tonight! Speaking of sun, last night I was driving home after work with the windows rolled down. While blasting some jammin' tunes I noticed that my windshield was slightly dirty so I thought I'd clean that right up. (This is now an option since my fantastic father fixed my windshield wiper recently. Thank you!) I sprayed wiper fluid, the wipers went, and I got a face full of wiper fluid spray.... Yum! It startled me causing me to jump and now that I think about it, I probably did so with a confused look on my face. Once I had realized that my blonde hair had influenced my thought process I laughed at myself. Looking over, I had a truck full of construction workers joining in to laugh at my stupidity. Love that. Guess what though! I didn't mind one bit because it's SUMMER! The sun is shining, I'm living with my best friends, and life is good. :) So in a round about way, thank you sunshine for shining down and brining summer. I very much appreciate it.

May 2, 2011

Slightly Stealing....

Okay Ashley was the real one that posted this first.... and I don't want to take it..... but I have to let you all read this! It is sooo fantastic! I shortened it a little since it was really long. Check out her blog here..... or just read below :) Nice find Ashes!
By: Aaron Karo
1. Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy.
2. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
3. Do you remember when you were a kid playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
4. There is a great need for sarcasm font.
5. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
6. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then make sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really really gets it.
7. How the heck are you suppose to fold a fitted sheet?
8. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
9. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
10. Was learning cursive really necessary?
11. Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud," to "I have nothing else to say."
12. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
13. Answering the same letter 3 times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
14. Whenever someone says, "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart." All I hear is, "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart."
15. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
16. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone for 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss' last name to an attorney and said, "Yes that's G as in....(10 second lapse)... umm.. Goonies."
17. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
18. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instictively swerved to avoid it... thanks Mario Kart.
19. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
20. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
21. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
22. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
23. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
24. Bad decisions make good stories.
25. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
26. Is it just me or do High School girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
27. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
28. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem...
29. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
30. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
31. There is no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to fall after leaning your chair back a little too far.
32. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
33. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
34. I hate when I just miss a call by the last right (Hello? Hello? Shoot!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
35. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
36. When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.
37. I like all the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every 15 songs in my iTunes.
38. As a driver I hate pedestrians, as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
39. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
40. I keep some people's phone number in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
41. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what to do with it.
42. I wonder if cops ever get mad at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
43. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag I saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the resaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself.