Friday, January 29, 2010

hello world, this is your redhead speaking

I realized today that I haven't really posted mucho for a while. And videos don't really count. There's always a lot, lot, lot (emphasis on lot) swimming around in my brain and I thought I'd let it take a few laps, so here we go!
  • Major decisions coming up in my life: mission or volunteer in South America (I'm leaning towards Chile for some reason) or study abroad or marriage (okay, forget that last one, I'm too young for this)
  • Major events coming up in my month: interview to be an EFY counselor, get paid (yah, that's big, people), start training for a half-marathon in June, register for classes in my Junior year of college--hold on, let me contemplate that for a second--okay, I'm done.
  • New places I've added to my "to-go list":

Paris, France (haha, ok this isn't new. I've ALWAYS wanted to go here)
Superstition Mountains, Arizona--they make me only a "little stitous," not superstitious :)

India. Remember the movie "The Little Princess"? 'Nuff said.
Ireland, duh.
Tahiti, ahhhhhh. Just say it over and over. You'll start to relax.
Finland. Tell me you don't want to go. Yeah....that's what I thought.
Oh Alaska. Someday, my friend. Some day.
  • Just a smattering of the books on my booklist for this year (so far I've only got 22 on it, but trust me, it's going to get bigger):

  • My goal of going to the temple weekly is getting easier and easier--it's hard because of this (see number four)--especially when I realize that the people I'm getting baptized for have been waiting for a looonnnngggg time. Try 1726. Yowza!
  • Speaking of temples, I think I've decided on which one to get my endowments in (but I still haven't decided which one I'm getting married in, when the opportunity presents itself...don't get any ideas, people!)

  • Half-marathons I am deciding between (cast your votes, people!): this one with dad or this one with the Iderhoans.

Monday, January 25, 2010

can't. wait.

I know, I know. Most of you don't watch LOST. And most of you are missing out! It's not too can still watch the first 5 seasons before the next one starts. That is, if you prefer not sleeping, eating, exercising, reading, praying, LIVING for the next week. Or you could just Netflix it and watch the last season later. Because I'm telling you, you're gonna want to see this one!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Can We Go? Pleeeassee?!

I think anyone and everyone should see this. With me. Right now. Er...soon. That is all.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Sorry, Brooke, this is a tad late!

My friend Brooke is holding a Biggest Loser Competition right now, for basically anybody that wants in. Personally, I think it's good motivation to lose weight and get in shape when other people are doin it with you. So who's in? Check out her blog for all of the details! Do it now! Cause the competition starts today!!!

p.s. Jillian Michaels will find you if you don't....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

two decades-worth

Gee, that was fast.

From two to twenty in...well...I guess it was 18 years, but it feels a lot shorter than that.

Somebody told me the other day that I'd been alive for almost two decades now. All I can think of is the word OLD. In all caps.

Here's a sampling of my teeny bit of time on earth. And I'm speaking in eternal terms now, people. No snickering at the word 'teeny.'

Growing up with this guy.
Always been a little taller than me, but as soon as the big 1-2 hit, he shot up like a tree and I stayed down below, where the weather is a little chillier. He might have a Kentucky drawl now, but he's still the best big bro I could've asked for.

Being birthed/raise
d/loved/watched over by these people:

She's got the scar to prove it. He's got the grey hairs. So thanks. Even though those aren't even the right words, or enough words, or even the right combination of words. I love you anyway.

meeting this girl (ten years ago, one day ago)

Never thought I'd have a best friend, let alone one like you. Love ya, kid, inside and out. That includes all of the super-embarrassing stuff I've seen you do, and the humiliating stuff you've seen me do. Man, our story is just one big fat embarrassing moment, isn't it? Thanks for the list that keeps getting longer. :)

being the big sister of these sort-of-shorter-than-me chilluns

The oldest one I first saw as a chubby, crazy-haired Chinese boy. He's still Chinese, but he's also an uber-smart, very thoughtful, Country-legends avid listener (yep, you read that right). Who just got baptized. I'm proud, yeah. Then there's Ellie-Belly. I guess dressing up little girls is better than cats...and less hairy. But she's much more than that--Ellie is my super-scrunch buddy, a talented gymnast, and a very generous girl. You kids have taught me a lot, even in my owlish age.

being related to all of these people
The fact that we are linked eternally gives me the goosebumps. 'Nuff said.

getting to grow up in or near these beautiful sights
When I dream, I dream about being in one of these places.

being guided by these prophets

When I get to heaven, after I find my ancestors, I'm looking for the guy on the right. Then of course, I'm going to go see the one on the left. After that, I've got 14 others to meet.

hearing (mostly) good stuff come out of these things when I put my hands on them:

having reasons to put pen to paper, because these people did:

Wowza, that was a checkin' long post. Twenty years worth of stuff just spilled on out like an upside ketchup bottle! Thanks for making them count, erebody. :)

i shall imagine life by e. e. Cummings
i shall imagine life
is not worth dying,if
(and when)roses complain
their beauties are in vain

but though mankind persuades
itself that every weed's
a rose,roses(you feel
certain)will only smile