Thursday, December 31, 2009

peanut butter and jam

am i the last one to realize that the initials of peter bjorn and john are pb&j?

oh, and happy new year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

i don't even like animals but...

how could you resist this precious little face?
or this one?
if i can't share my life with a man, i am going to share it with a dog.
specifically this dog. and we will take professional studio portraits.
much like rob & big did here.

p.s. how do you feel about just the regular old "minima" template versus the "minima stretch" template i had previously? i feel like the current, regular minima makes just pudge look a bit more precious but i just can't decide. and while we're at it, my header needs help and i need your suggestions.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


how cute is this wrap sweater? i am totally going to do this if i ever get married. genius.

i am convinced that this is one of the cutest weddings i have ever seen. just look at the groom's tie. perfection. you can see more photos from the wedding here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

so i saw avatar today

fern gully + dances with wolves + pocahontas + lord of the rings + last samurai + the twilight series = avatar.

it wasn't really my genre of movie, but i can still appreciate the awesome-ness of it and how incredible it is, etc. watching it in 3D was a little annoying at first, but it did add to the experience.

all and all i liked it.

but do you want to know what really made the movie worth while?
mr. sam worthington

this picture doesn't even do him justice. he pulled off buzzed hair, slightly longer wavy messy hair, clean shaven, scruffy, full out beard...not very many men can do that. i mean...he even made that avatar in the background start to look attractive. you honestly should see it just so you can experience how incredibly good looking he is. you really won't regret it. i promise.

oh sam.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

slumber party

so last night my two oldest nieces, london (9) and rheagan (6), slept in my room with me on the floor. i did offer to let them sleep in my bed with me but seeing as i am under the weather they did not want to. so no, i did not force them to sleep on the floor, i am a nice aunt.

london needed a pillow, so i threw one at her and happened to hit her right in the face. rheagan and i started laughing hysterically because it really was quite funny. then while we were laying in bed the following conversation occurred.

me: remember when i threw that pillow at london's face?
london: uuhhh...that just happened...why would you say that.
london attacking me with her pillow.
rheagan (to london): i better not feel your feet touching me tonight.
london: you won't, i'm wearing socks.
rheagan: well i better not feel you cuddling me tonight either.
laughter ensues and more attacking me with pillows.
london: we should put this on youtube.
me: what's that red mark on london's face?
london: not my face! not my new face!
me: your new face? you're nine years old, what's your old face...?
rheagan (to london): just go get your stinkin DS
london taking a little bit to give it to her...
rheagan: you're killing me right now.

i love my family. i swear there aren't any cuter or funnier kids than the ones in my family.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

oh sweet crap.

season 7 of project runway starts january 14th.

i think they are trying to make up for what felt like years and years between seasons 5 and 6. thank you project runway. thank you.

it's a christmas miracle.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

for the last time...

i am knee deep in finals.

more details of my "last times" to come. once these blessed finals are over and i have (hopefully) figured out my life.

until then, i bid you adieu.

Friday, December 11, 2009

never again will i say...

...that there is nothing to do in provo. over on c. jane's guide to provo, she is doing a list of 100 things to do in provo. click here for 80-100, here for 61-79, here for 40-60, here for 21-39, and here for 1-20. she even has addresses of the best christmas decorated houses in provo on her sidebar.

here are some of my favorites/things i want to do (i am too lazy to put these in order):

89. Discover the secret ghost town feel to Olmstead--the neighborhood at the mouth of Provo Canyon (North Canyon Hills Road).
91. Golf at Riverside Country Club.
95. Stroll down Lover's Lane with your lover, or roommate. (who knew provo had a lover's lane other than squaw peak?)
97. Take a friend fishing at Footprinters Park.
74. Observe your experience while shopping at Reams on West Center street. (that store is terrifying)
73. Volunteer at Provo's Food and Care Coalition.
76. Compare your shopping experience at Reams with your shopping experience at Allen's on 3rd South.
79. Walk on a frozen Utah Lake in the dead of winter.
58. Spend a night at the Hines Mansion Bed & Breakfast.
32. Buy a bouquet of flowers at the Flower Basket.
33. Order a hot plate of fries at Stan's, repeat if you must. (is that place actually good? i wondered that a lot back in my king henry days.)
4. Eat fish and chips at Ripples, wash down with a limeade--the world's best limeade, to add
6. Tour the Provo Library.
19. Drive to the airport road loop. Stop to see cranes, pelicans and geese. Also watch the planes fly over.
20. Roll down the hills with your body or slide on a sled (depending on the season) at Rock Canyon park. (Ice blocks work too--if you don't mind wet bum.)

okay, who's doing all these things with me?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

oy vey!

i just found the greatest website.

in case you didn't already know, i am an eighth jewish. the jewishness in our family comes from latvia, which used to be part of russia which means that i am a russian jew and maybe, just maybe fiddler on the roof is about my family. okay that may be a bit of a stretch, but i am very proud of my jewish heritage. you know those "everyone loves a _____ girl" shirts? well, one time we were in urban outfitters and they had one that said "everyone loves a jewish girl" and my mom wouldn't buy it for me with the reason that i am "not" jewish. sure mom, sure.

in honor of my jewishness, i have been saying for years that i want to learn yiddish and have never really done anything about it. except for saying "mazel tov" in awkward situations. well, today is the day that everything changes.

i found a website that has a yiddish dictionary! and this other website translates phrases/words into yiddish! so don't be surprised when you see me and i say things like:

vos vet zein, vet zein! = what will be, will be!
quit being such a meshugeneh. = quite being such a crazy person.
vooden = what do you expect?/of course/what else?
gloib mir = believe me
ugghhh, this is a kappora = ugghhh, this is a catastrophe.
i am fachadick = i am very confused
a klog is mir = woe is me
that's hockin me a chinick = that's extremely annoying.

the list really could go on and on, so i will just leave you with those to ponder. you're welcome.

Monday, December 7, 2009

the rumors are true

the cabin fever party was truly amazing. we took a ton of pictures and there are a bunch on facebook, so look there for more evidence of this party's gloriousness.

here are some of my favorites from the night:

we throw awesome parties.

our bear skin rug.

my cousins came and yet my own brother didn't come.

the best picture from the whole night.

meet gordon. we have decided to never give him back to andrea's uncle.

we liked having gordon in the kitchen so much that we decided to put the love seat under him and moved the kitchen table into the living room. it is quite adorable and i never want to leave my cute apartment ever again.

so, the party was a huge success. there were so many people there it was hard to move at one point. good food, good games, good music and good people. what more could you ask for?

do you wish...

that you had an awesome t-shirt like this one?

or this one?
or this one?
or this one?
or this one?
or this one?
if so, this is your lucky day because threadless is having their holiday sale and all of their tees are only $9. they have a lot more to choose from and make great christmas presents. but you should hurry because it is only happening today.
you're welcome.

i'm in love

with burberry's fall 2010 preview. winter doesn't look so terrible now does it? via

my winter wardrobe is quite depressing in comparison.

someday pudge, someday.

Friday, December 4, 2009

cabin fever

i am having a cabin fever party tonight that you wouldn't want to miss out on.

8:00 at my apartment. if you don't know where i live you don't deserve to come.

wear something cabin-ish like a sweater, flannel, plaid, etc. and bring a mug for the hot chocolate.

if you come, i can promise you that it will be the greatest night of your life.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

baby, it's cold outside

am i the only one that just realized what this song is about?

I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight
To break the spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

C'mon baby

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh darling, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me?
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside

Brr it's cold.
It's cold out there
Cant you stay awhile longer baby
Well...I really shouldn't...alright
Make it worth your while baby
Ahh, do that again.

this guy just can't take no for an answer and i am pretty sure he put a roofie in her drink. this song is about date rape. i hardly think that captures the essence of christmas.

i still like it though.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

i'm not ashamed to admit it.

maybe i stalk people's weddings and maybe i have my own wedding planned and maybe i will not be getting married any time in the near future.

okay, all of the above statements are true and i am not ashamed to admit it, i love weddings. i love everything about them and my favorite part of course, is the dress.

as of late, i have decided that i want to look like a greek goddess on my wedding day. i love really flowy gowns and here are some of the ones i love.

and over at jcrew i love this one and this one and this one. i also love all their bridesmaid dresses and how they all come in the same colors so you can have all your bridesmaids in different dresses but all the same color. so cute.

then today i was blog stalking and came upon this precious little number. how incredibly cute is this dress?
i love the vintage feel and simplicity of it and guess what? it is already modest and you don't have to add sleeves or anything. perfection. the only downside to a shorter dress is that you have to wear heels so your legs look good and i hate wearing heels. especially all day. the dress is from saja wedding. all their dresses are beautiful and somewhat moderately priced, at least compared to all the ones on say yes to the dress.

i keep having this re-occurring dream about my wedding and every time i have a vintage dress. that dream is weird though, i never know the guy i am marrying and have this dilemma of whether or not to marry him anyway because he is a great guy. maybe it means that i am going to have a vintage wedding dress. i certainly hope it is not foreshadowing me realizing the day of my wedding that i don't know the person i am marrying. that would definitely not be ideal.

contrary to how this post may appear, i am not one of those typical marriage obsessed provo girls. i just like weddings.

quit judging me.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

maybe, just maybe

maybe i saw new moon last night.

maybe i purchased my ticket one month in advance.

maybe i re-read the book so i could point out all the things that were wrong in the movie.

maybe i made t-shirts with my roommates to wear to the movie several days in advance.

maybe alex and mark begged us to make t-shirts for them too so they could join the fun.

maybe jen yelled "i love edward" at the top of her lungs when the movie started.

maybe lindsey realized that she loves a sixteen-year-old werewolf named jacob.

maybe i had a lot of fun partaking in the new moon craziness.

that sparkly word is intoxicated, if you can't tell.

there's really no way to tell.

Friday, November 20, 2009

so here's an awkward story for your friday

this one time, in my stats class my sophomore year, something incredibly awkward happened. it was perhaps one of the most awkward moments in my life. and i am going to share that experience with you right now.

so this is what happened.

i was sitting in that big-ish auditorium in the talmage building with my friend, sarah. the chairs were those ones that are comfortable and have those little desk things that you pull up from the side. so we were just sitting there listening to the lecture and i decided to put my arm out and rest it on my little desk.

i could feel denim under my fingers and at first i just thought that it was my leg. but then i realized that i couldn't feel my leg being touched by my fingers and started to kind of pat around because for a split second i thought that i was all of a sudden paralyzed from the waist down and had lost feeling in my legs.

but then i realized why i couldn't feel it.

it wasn't my leg that i was touching. it was the married man sitting next to me's leg.

when this all came together in my mind i looked over and his face was bright red and i'm sure mine was too. i just said "oh my gosh! i am soooo sorry, i thought that was my leg."

and that's the story of that one time when i felt up a stranger in my stats class.

oh, and this is pretty awkward too.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


i just realized i should have saved this post for today since it is the evil genius' birthday.

why do i always do these things? oh well.

happy 25th eryn!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'tis the season

a couple of the blogs that i stalk have been writing about things that they are grateful for. so, in the spirit of the season, i will give you three.

number one.
i am thankful today is wednesday, as is evident in the post below. seriously though, watch modern family tonight. i'm even going to invite you to my apartment to watch it. consider yourself invited. (but if you're really going to come, text me and give me some notice.)

number two.
i am thankful for my almost-nine-year-old niece's cell phone because i get to have conversations via text like this one:

me: londie pants! i'm going to be in colorado in 3 and a half days.
i can't wait to see my babies, i miss you!
london: i now!!!!! i am really exited!! i miss you. have a good time!
london: hey, text me when i get out of school at 3:30

"have a good time?" seriously, so precious.

number three.
i am thankful for this website has literally changed my life. i am obsessed, all i do at work every morning is read this glorious, hilarious website. thank you mlia, thank you. i just hope that someday my life can be average enough to grace the presence of your website.

number four.
how 'bout a fourth? sounds good to me. i am thankful that i had my cooking class tonight so i don't have to worry about eating tonight and we all know that is a big burden for college students. oh, i wish i was kidding right now.

what are you thankful for on this fine november evening?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

i wish today was wednesday.

wanna know why?

because wednesday is the day that modern family comes on. if you haven't been watching this show, you're really missing out. it's time you started living your life by watching it. who knows? it just may change your life.

i love it for one reason and one reason only: pure hilarity.

watch this clip. now. you won't regret it.

now wasn't that hilarious? you're welcome. and that's not even the funniest clip out there.

wednesday night. 8:00. abc.

Monday, November 16, 2009

that's not very helpful

i was just on mystery google and it came up with this quiz called "who will you marry?" so i of course took the quiz. i am almost positive that the quiz was written by an illiterate, thirteen-year-old-girl somewhere in great britain.

my results were as follows:

never get married, you're happy single. but that's not to say you can't look for a good time. keep your eyes open and look your best. (with several grammatical corrections)

that isn't exactly the answer i was looking for to the question "who will i marry?" but thanks i guess?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

an ode to my sister, eryn.

when i was younger we had a fascination with making our own talk shows. my sister eryn is an evil genius and was usually the orchestrator of these talk shows. i can remember one talk show that we did quite vividly.

i am fairly confident that i was like seven years old which would make eryn nine and nash three, these are the key players in this story. nash was a very beautiful child and one of our favorite pastimes was to dress him up like a girl. he really did make a very pretty girl with his precious little curls.

eryn's vision for this talk show included nash being eleanor roosevelt. we told him that she was a man and not to worry, men wore skirts and makeup at that time. he was just a pup so he believed us.

we got nash all pretty and then we went down to the living room to film the talk show. eryn was the host and after eleanor was done with her (i mean his) interview it was my turn. it seems i wasn't aware of who i was going to be prior to my interview and when i sat down i was apparently shel silverstien. the first thing eryn says to me is "so shel, how does it feel to be so unattractive?" (while holding up the back of one of his books) and i just sat there staring at her and probably said something to the effect of "that's not what i look like." while eryn laughed hysterically. and that's all i remember.

and that is why my sister eryn is a crazy, hilarious, evil genius and i love her for it.

rest in peace shel, rest in peace.

just as an fyi

if i told you that i was going to be having a party on friday and made some threats to not be your friend anymore if you didn't can relax. the party is no longer happening on friday and will be rescheduled for a later date, most likely the beginning of december.

sorry to crush all your hopes and dreams.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

old lady pudge

so i was in my patternmaking class yesterday and i had the following conversation with a girl in my class...

girl: my birthday is in may (she was talking to another girl and i interrupted)
me: mine is too, what day is yours?
girl: the fourth
me: oh, mine is the fourteenth, precious.
girl: i'll be twenty-one, how old will you be?
me: i'll be twenty-three.
girl: what?! (in a shocked voice)
everyone around us: wait, you're how old????
me: i'm twenty-two right now but i'll be twenty-three in may.
everyone around us: seriously? wow.
girl: well, you look really good!
me: thank you...?

you look really good? since when were almost-twenty-three-year-olds supposed to look aged and ancient? i have never felt so old in my entire life. mind you probably half of the girls in my class are married and apparently a lot younger than almost-twenty-three.

on a somewhat related half birthday is on saturday and i love presents. just gonna put it out there.

oh my

so today's police beat in the daily universe had an interesting piece of "suspicious activity."

nov. 5: a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s showed up at the morris center. they went to the back of the cafeteria where the woman posed provocatively while the man took her picture. an employee asked who they were and the man said he was a byu alumnus. they were gone when the police arrived.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

sixth grade preciousness

i was just heard the song "my girl" by the temptaions and had a flashback to sixth grade.

drew tooley was the first boyfriend i ever had (unless you count kindergarten) and he was the best.

i swear i babysat nash like every weekend and drew would always call me while we were watching tgif. i have no idea what we talked about, but we would talk for extended periods of time - which is really impressive for sixth grade.

for christmas he gave me all this jewelry and body spray. i had no idea what to give him, so i gave him glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs or something. it was lame. he had his new girlfriend call and dump me at my friend's birthday party a few months later and i am pretty sure i cried. we took a picture of me dumping the body spray he gave me as if that would hurt him or something.

at the dare skate night, we went around the rink holding hands and i was terrified. he bought me an icee that night too.

for valentine's i gave him a box of candy and his mom brought me half a dozen roses, a teddy bear and hershey kisses because he was at home sick that day.

on fridays in our music class we could do little performances. one friday he got up there with his friends who were also going out with my friends and they sang "my girl" to us. it was so incredibly precious and i am almost positive that i thought it was lame. oh twelve year old pudge, so much to learn.

i can't believe i remember all that stuff from ten years ago. apparently drew was the love of my life. too bad it didn't last. too bad.

Monday, November 9, 2009

passion pit

martha, alex, and i went to the passion pit concert in salt lake a month-ish ago and it was glorious.
alex has been asking for these pictures for weeks. here you go, princess.

there was some (and by some i mean a lot of) waiting time...
so we proceeded to take pictures of ourselves.

my friend kyle appeared behind us. small world.

this roadie was precious and jewish = pudge love.

i tried to seduce the lead singer with my eyes the whole time, with little to no success.

"the reeling" was the last song that they played and my favorite. the energy was amazing when they played this song. love it.

The Reeling - Passion Pit