Thursday, September 22, 2011

adventures in finding a desktop background

so i just got windows 7 (we're really on top of all the latest technology here) on my work computer and while i was browsing their wallpapers i found this little guy:

isn't that just so terrifyingly adorable?

say hello to my new background.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

i miss college

i miss the energy on campus at the beginning of fall semester.

i miss reading the police beat and people's ridiculous letters in the daily universe.

i miss all those glorious naps i took at the back of the room in my post lunch classes. well, really all my classes.

i miss laughing with my clothing construction friends.

i miss meeting up for lunch and people watching in the wilk.

i miss walking around on campus and running into people. or seeing people i know awkwardly and pretending i didn't see them. (wait, what? i never did that...)

i miss how everyday was a little bit different and the excitement that comes from that.

i miss making fun of all the byusa people but thoroughly enjoying it when they had free food outside the wilk.

i miss buying school supplies. i think i miss this the most. especially since i actually have money to buy school supplies now.

i miss the spirit that is at byu. you are always with people that believe what you do, studying the gospel and there are opportunities to have your testimony strengthened everyday.

but let me tell you what i don't miss: student parking, studying for tests, the stress of not studying for tests, writing papers, procrastinating everything, never ending homework, having literally no money, trying to balance school/work/social life, and that constant feeling that there is always something that you should be working on for school.

i've only been gone for a month, but should i just move back to provo?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

lstn here...

i downloaded urban outfitters' latest free playlist last week, lstn 15. if you don't already download these, maybe you should start. there are 25 songs on the playlists and some of them are weird but some of them are kind of amazing. over the past few years pretty much all of the songs i have been obsessed with i have gotten from these playlists.

for example:

"electric feel" by mgmt
"home" by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
"feel it all around" by washed out
"the shaded forests" by deastro
"basic space" by the xx
"tonight's today" by jack penate
"the reeling" and "cuddle fuddle" by passion pit
...and a lot more.

now on to the real purpose of this post. this song, "coming down" by the dum dum girls, is on lstn 15 and i am thoroughly enjoying it right now. maybe you will too?

and for your listening pleasure:
it sounds like it is from the nineties and i feel like it would be on an episode of my so-called life. but that might just be because it kind of sounds like this song in the most epic moment of the entire series, when jordan catalano (jared leto!) finally acknowledges his relationship with angela.

if you weren't like me and didn't have older sisters that were obsessed with this show when it was on, go watch it on netflix. it's only one season and it was kind of amazing.

but seriously, this song is pretty great. wouldn't you agree?

Monday, September 12, 2011

p.s. (paige + stacy)

look at these cuties
so young and innocent.
completely unaware of what the future held for them.

back when i was a freshman in college at byu and apparently wore my hair in a pompadour everyday, i lived in helaman halls. i had a roommate named stacy jean bingham. we didn't know each other beforehand but we became friends, the greatest of friends. we did everything together and people started to think of us as one person because we pretty much were. halfway through our sophomore year stacy decided to transfer home to the university of arkansas so we haven't gotten to see each other very much over the past 5 years.

our friend mickelle got married in salt lake last month and stacy came up for the wedding so we got to have a little reunion. we hadn't seen each other in three years and it was really great to get to spend some time together.

i miss her.
is it just me or have we kind of become women...? awkward.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

love notes

so i watched this video at work the other day (don't tell anyone that i surf the internet or blog while i'm at work like i'm doing right now...) and i may have gotten a little teary-eyed. or had tears streaming down my face while sitting in my cubicle hoping that no one would walk by..... ?

but you should watch this precious little video. such a touching story from elder scott.