Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Did you know...

I'm a blogging manic lately.... but here's something that makes me smile during the day...


So since Rochelle aka Baby Seta aka Roach, and I are together all day long (Seriously at school all day together then work all night together) we have had to be creative on the things we do so we don't get on each others nerves. Ok so I don't get on her nerves. Anyways yesterday she came back from cleaning a bed at work and said "Did you know......" and said some random fact about animals. I said I didn't and then said a "Did you know...." about a random fact about another animal. We went back and forth for a while until I ran out of facts about animals. And she said "I win". I smiled and realized this is a fun game so we decided to move on to facts about the United States and each individual state. And the person who doesn't have a come back first loses. Don't worry that she won both of the first two games. Then we played 6 other versons of the game yesterday including resturant food chains, church hymns, t.v. shows, etc. The resturant chain and t.v show games went for at least an hour each. Ya she won all 8 games last night. So today we decided to do movies. I figured since I worked at Hollywood this one should be easy right? Wrong. We went for over an hour but then I just ran out of movies. I couldn't do it. So she is the champion right now. I will win at some point. I know I just have to find a category that she knows nothing about! Anyways it's a fun game to play and I like that we can make up the rules as we go along!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cash Cab

So Nicole called me today while I was at work. I answered it and said I'd have to call her back. Like an hour later she calls again, which was unusual. So I answered and this is how our convo went...

Me: Hello??
Nicole: Hey I'm on Cash Cab and need your help..
Me: WHAT? REALLY? Ok! What's the question?
Nicole: What's the name of the snake on Jungle Book?
Me: Uh... I saw a picture of it at school.... it was written on it. It's like Baa. I know it has double A's.... Uh...
Nicole: No it's like Sharka or something.
---Background: 30 seconds-----
Nicole: Hurry 30 seconds
Me: NO! It's Kaa!!!!
Nicole: Kaa.... YAY! We won $25!!!!
Me: Wait! Are you really on Cash Cab?
Nicole: (hesitant) ya! (silence)
Me:(starting to realize real life) Wait..
Nicole: Ok not really...
Me: Gosh ya my thought process was this... Nicole's gonna be on TV!!! Wait. Cash Cab in N.Y. and Nicole is in Las Vegas. Maybe there is a cash cab in Las Vegas. Wait why is she taking a cab??

Oh how I am my mother's daughter and can believe things people tell me... sad

I do love cash cab and hope someday someone thinks I am smart enough to call me as there shout out. Even if it does involve a Disney movie!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Better late than never right?

Eight TV shows I like to watch:
1. The Office
2. Jon and Kate plus 8
3. Rehab
4. The Prison Shows on Tru TV
5. Little People Big World
6. ANTM
7. Next
8. CSI

Eight things that happened yesterday:
1. Woke Chyla up for work on time
2. Went to work
3. Updated my ipod
4. Caught up on Bloggers
5. Watched Step Up 2
6. Went on a date with Chyla to Arby's
7. Made my first batch of Carmel Corn
8. Discovered my passion for baking...

Eight favorite places to eat:
1. Red Robin
2. Zupas
3. Cafe Rio
4. Brick Oven (Salad Bar... yummy!)
5. Chili's
6. Olive Garden
7. Red Lobster
8. El Ranchito

Eight things I am looking forward to:
1. Chyla finishing my laundry
2. Going home in a week!!!!
3. Christmas!!!!!!!!!
4. Seein the fam
5. Being done with my worksheet at school
6. Having a week off from work
7. Getting paid
8. Sleeping tonight :)

Eight People I Tag:
I'll see if i can get 8...
1. Kristin
2. Heidi Peters
3. Nicole C
4. Nicole B.
5. Mom
Ok, that's it....Sorry

Christmas Baking

I decided this year that the one thing I miss about the holidays is the Christmas baking. So I decided this year that I am going to start my own Christmas tradition and learn how to bake one new holiday treat each year. But since this is my first year I had to learn my favorites... Carmel Corn, Peanut Butter Balls and a Cheese Ball. The cheese ball is more of a New Years fav. But I figured it sounded easy annnnd oh so yummy sounding so I might as well try. Well.. I first made the Carmel Corn.... uh I figured out why it is harder than a brick and once you get it in your mouth it sticks to your teeth like super glue... apparently you should put BOTH cubes of butter in it. I guess I was just being careful of how many calories I put in there. So Chyla and I went BACK to the store to get a few more ingredients. $70 later we had all the ingredients we needed. Who knew that baking could be so expensive. As we were getting ready to check out of Wal-Mart we walked by the pre-packaged holiday treats and both of us thought long and hard about how much time this could save us if we just bought them, but we both knew it would mean a lot more if we put our blood, sweat, and tears into these treats (literally!). Back from wal-mart we were ready to start baking and by we I mean me. Chyla got on her laptop while I dove into making the peanut butter balls. It said mix with your hands. So I dove right in..... ewwww. I hated every second of it. I could feel the peanut butter under my nails and the smell was pretty overwhelming. The receipe said to make them into balls but they just weren't staying. They kept falling apart. So I had Chyla call Mom for the like 57th time. She wasn't home so we added more peanut butter. Then I had an eppifany! Use a spoon. That helped a little but not a whole lot they were more like blobs than balls. At this point I was fairly frusterated. I said forget it and shoved them in the refridgerater to "chill". In my spare time I made the cheese ball and then some more carmel corn which turned out wonderfully this time. I could tell it turned out because everytime I turned around Chyla was at the table eating it. That's what she's best at. She clamed that was her job. Geesh. :) Then I had yet another eppifany! I realized that Mom always let the peanut butter "dough" (if you will) chill before rolling them into balls. Ooops. So I rolled the blobs into ball. Perfect! I melted the chocolate and covered the peanut butter balls with Chocolate and let them again chill. I let Chyla taste them and she was pretty impressed. Nice! ok, so here's my conclusion about Holiday baking.....

1.) Once you are married and a mom you understand how to cook a lot better. It's like magic. When you are a young single adult... it just doesn't come easily.
2.) When a recipe calls for 2 cubes of butter. Put both in... or else it won't turn out.
3.) When you cook with Chyla around double the recipe.
Last but not least.....
4.) I give My Mom a lot more credit, she's a way good cook and I wasted a lot of time not learning from her. Mom ready or not I'll be home in a week and we are gonna be having a cookin good time! :)

*Also, I took pictures of all my creations. I can't find my camera cord tho.... shocking I know! I'm in the middle of cleaning my room, I'm sure it will show up soon!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quote of the Day....

Baby Seta: So you want to go back to College huh?
Me: Ya. I really don't want to but I need to.
Baby Seta: What do you want to study?
Me: Business Management
Baby Seta: So what you're saying is you want to be a Doctor....

BYU-Idaho

So the search has begun for what school I shall grace my presence with next. I will be done with Paul Mitchell at the end of March then I'll work over the summer somewhere and start school in September. The only question is where. And making these life decisions is difficult. I'm grateful I can seek a higher source to help me with these difficult decisions. Anyways I was talking to my dad the other day and he asked me why I didn't want to go back to BYU-Idaho. And all I could say was my time there was done. Although I still feel that way I was showing my friend Rochelle aka Baby Seta some pictures on my facebook from BYU-Idaho and I realized I really did have so much fun there... let's take a scroll down memory lane shall we?

Heidi ran a marathon so we all went and supported her. I stayed up till 4 am making this sign. Well.... we decided at like 2 to make it.
One weekend we decided to all stay home and watch all ten seasons of FRIENDS. We all brought our mattresses out and somehow one got left out and I decided to do Airplane with Aaron.

We spent I think almost every Holiday at Bri's parent's house. This is us swimming in their pool
Amber vaccumming my hair off my arm after she cut it. I'm not sure why I look like I'm in so much pain.....
My 20th Birthday. I'm not sure where I found the goggles but sure. lol Oh and I got 2 big Princess cards like that, that birthday. I guess people know what I like.
Amber and Me saving a parking spot for some random guy...
AubRee needed her legs shaved but didn't want to do it... so I did.
This is the whole gang at Sato's (Jap. Food) Yum Yum
Waterfight.... need I say more?
Buddha thought it was funny, she was beating me with pool noodles.
Can't forget about when we all went to San Fransisco together. That was a way fun trip. This is actually a way cool picture that Matt took. Me and Bri are on the left running into the water. The group in the middle is looking at a tide pool and Buddha is on the right watching Bri and I.

This is our ward. It was a school wide competition. We were the "Red team". Sara started waterfight...

There are a ton more pictures. But moral of this memory is that I had a ton of fun at BYU-Idaho. It's nothing against Rexburg, the school, the teachers, or the people. Obviously I enjoyed it. I am just ready to move on and that part of my life is over. I still love the friends I made there. I always will. I truly had the time of my life there.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I swear I'm not dead yet....

Ok, so it has been years since I have last blogged. Not really sure why... maybe because I never have anything to post about... or possibly because I am a fairly busy person. But let's cut to the chase... My name is still Michelle. I am still going to school full time and working mostly full time. The old manager of the gym that made my life a living hell is no longer working there. The new manager is scared of me so he is usually overly nice to me. Happiness. Other than that work is good. I broke all of the beds in the last two days.... my bad. Had to call in for back-up. My boss just laughed at me and said not to touch anything any more and me "fixing stuff" is kinda an oxy-moron. Rude!!!! Anyways so we had to close early tonight... SAD... NOT!!!! Then this guy thought he was so cool for knowing how to fix it. Anyways so work is going well. I had to fire a few people in the last month or so, that wasn't so fun but it happens. Ok, school.... well I am graduating in March, don't ask me what I am doing after because I don't know yet. It stresses me out. Anyways school is good. I'm learning a lot but it makes me nervous to think that I am almost done and ready to be on my own. Moving on... Chyla (my best friend/ sister) moved in and it is the best thing ever!!! I love living with her. And my friend Rochelle aka Baby Seta is set to move in soon.... It's gonna be fun!!! Ok so one of my best friends walked back into my life today... Kristin May Booth!!!! It was so good to see her and catch up. She is lookin flossy! I miss her and need her back in my life. Deal? Deal!

Movie update: Twilight. I loved it!!!! I don't care if it was a low budget film and had some cheezy parts. So does Ice Age, but it's still a good movie!!! Seriously! I loved it! I also went to see Four Christmas's. Such a good movie! Go see it! Totally worth it! Ok, that's enough of an update. Oh I get to go home for Christmas! YAY!!!!!!!!! 19 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Almost there!

So today I finally checked my hours! I am at 1221 hours! I only need 779 more hours!!!!!!! I am so excited! I am over half way! I only need 49 more theory hours! I can't believe how fast time is flying. While I am at school I feel like the seconds are hours and the hours are weeks it feels soooooo loooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg!!!!!!!! But when I step back and look at it, really I am almost done! Yippeee! I also get to take an extension class in November (Thanks Mom & Dad) I am way excited for it! I think it is a great opportunity and will have long hair for when I come home for Christmas. YAY! I am so happy! I am grateful my parents support me so much in going to beauty school. It's sad how many parents are disappointed in their children when they decide to go to beauty school. But not my parents! They support me 120%! And they are even flying me home for Christmas! Yipppeeeeee!!!!!! I get to go home for 5 days and that will be the longest I have been home in a year and a half! WOW!!!!!!! Time has flown! Before I know it I will have to face the real world and leave my comfortable beauty school. I think I am almost ready to move onto the next adventure in my life... almost. Give me another few months! :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Awk-WARD!!!!

First awkward story/ sad story... Sunday I was at work changing bulbs in the tanning bed all by myself. First off, the gym and tanning salon are closed on Sunday. So I was the only person there. Creepy! And I kept freaking myself out and hearing thing. As I walked upfront to get something I see a man right outside the salon leaned over the garbage can going through our garbage. I froze and immediately stepped back so he couldn't see me, but I could see him. And I see him grab Kendra's and my lunch from yesterday. Neither of us finished our sandwiches and he took them out of the Carl's Jr bag and put them in his backpack. I felt so bad for this man. So I just kind of stood there not really sure what to do. He looked pretty creepy and I was already freaking out so I just stood there. Forgetting I was in plain view he looked up at me and saw me staring at him. There was a really long awkward pause then he got on his bike and rode off.... I turned around and went into the nearest room and called Kendra and told her what happened...

Second Awkward Story.... So Rochelle and I were talking and sittin in her car after work on Monday. She went home to Idaho this past weekend so we had a lot to catch up on. So we were just talking and I see a guy and a girl by a car, we couldn't hear what they were saying but could tell they liked each other but weren't dating yet. I told her we might be lucky and witness the first kiss. Her response "Oh NO!" So we continue talking and 10 minutes later I gasp and grab her head and turn it to the awkward couple! We got to witness the first awkward kiss of this awkward couple. It was amazing. They totally didn't know how to lean or probably kiss. And so they did a quick peak, realized they were awkward and decided to try a make out.
BAHAHAHAHA!!! At this point and time I lost it. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Rochelle was embarrassed and started putting up her windows in fear that they'd notice us laughing at them. I laughed the whole time they were kissing and they were makin' on each other for a good 10 minutes. As the guy drove away I pointed and laughed even harder at him. Haha. Oh how I love awkward moments like that, especially when I am just the third party observer! Good times!

End of the Month

September has already come and gone. Crazy! What the heck happened? Remember when months felt like years and years felt like decades? What happened to that? I feel like my life is rushing past me and I can't even stop to catch my breathe! *SIGH* Anyways so every end of the month is usually stressful for me. I have a worksheet due the last day of the month at school and we have a goal to hit every month at work. So the last day is always busy. But not today! School today was good I had about 8 boxes left to do, which is kind of a lot but not to bad. Plus there was a teacher there that is pretty cool about signing stuff off without being a Nazi about it. So I gave Kendra a manicure and facial. She looked good, so I got those taken care of. I rolled a perm in 20 minutes. Wesley, my teacher, told me my perm looked like crap. Thanks Wesley! It's only because the doll head I was working on was missing chunks of hair, so really it wasn't my fault. I then busted out a finger wave in literally 4 minutes. I was proud then took a break for a while and had to write a paper on anything concerning cosmetology and then diagram a haircut and do a few more things that were all "paperwork" type stuff. It was 3 o'clock pm. Still had an hour and a half of school left. Plenty of time! I had just cleaned my kit, everything was nice and organized and I hear "TWEEEEELLLLVVVEEEE!!!" That's my student number, meaning I was getting a client. I was hoping it was just a eye brow arch or something quick. Nope a male haircut. So I get all my nicely clean stuff out and go and greet "Justin" so I get him draped and get my teacher to start me and start giving him his complementary 5 minute mini scalp massage and the guy goes to sleep!!! Uh.... So I didn't know what to do, so I continue for the 5 minutes and needed to hurry I had stuff to do, so I roll off of his head like we are supposed to and he jerks awake. And was so embarrassed. Now, normally I wouldn't care. Just wake up and make a joke or something... No, this guy was mortified! So I was his hair and start cutting it. And am stressing cuz I have stuff I need to do, I was done with all my cuts! Ahh... so I finish his haircut in 15 minutes. I've been speedy lately.... And go into the teacher's office to ask if I can turn my worksheet in a few minutes late cuz of my guest and I get a solid NO! And get a lecture or procrastination. I told them I have been practicing procrastination for almost 22 years now and am pretty good at it, no sense changing my life now. So I get straight to work and finish all my paperwork in 15 minutes. So this puts me at about 3:45pm. With 45 minutes to spare. I am completely done with my worksheet! Nice!

As I walked into work going to clock in Carlos, the manager of the gym puts his hand up to me like he was going to high five me. So, confusingly I high five him and he proceeds to tell me, Only two "clubs" out of 25 hit there monthly goal. Mine was one of them. And since I am in charge of my "club" at the manager meeting today, which I don't have to go to because of school I get the cliff notes from Carlos, I guess I got a lot of praise! YAY! Sadly, I don't get a monthly bonus because the company has to hit there combined monthly goal before anyone gets a bonus and we didn't hit it, but I guess Ron, (who is completely scary and I have never met) was saying some really good things, about how this is my first full month as manager and I stepped up to the plate and gone above and beyond what was expected of me. WOW! It made me feel pretty good.

Usually the last day of the month the clock is ticking and we are stressed trying to hit goal, and I have to hand in my worksheet. Life gets stressful. But were I did a lot on my worksheet yesterday and hit our gross goal sometime last week then hit our cash goal yesterday... it made tonight very relaxing. I'm thinking for next month I am going to try not to procrastinate as much.... well... we'll see!

Monday, September 15, 2008

NOTICE

My Dad always told me any excuse is as good as any other. So think of an excuse for why I haven't posted a blog in about 6 years and accept it and let's move on. No, but in all seriousness, work and school have both been really busy and my Internet has not been working, so those are some excuses that hopefully will be acceptable. Anywho... here is an update on my life in the last little while.....
  • My power, gas, water, etc. got turned off last week due to my landlord "forgetting" to pay the bills. Cool.... NOT! It was actually really funny because I am gone all day long anyways all I do is sleep and shower there during the week and so both of my roommates were freaking out and calling me trying to figure everything out. They wanted to have a meeting with me after I got off work. Except for I don't get home until after midnight. They made it until 10pm before they called me and told me they were going to sleep and they'd leave a flashlight out for me. What sweet girls! So I got home tripped over my floor (or the piles on it...) and went to bed. The next morning I woke up went back to the gym (aka work) and showered and got ready there. Not a big deal. I'm not sure what they did. But the next day the power was back on and all is well.
  • My parents upgraded our cell phone plan so now we all have unlimited texts. And I need to give a shout-out to my Momma who sent her very first text message and figured it out all by herself! Way to go, Mom!
  • BYU is back in session, yes I know it started almost a month ago, but maybe that is part of my excuse for why I haven't blogged in a while. With BYU back in session it pretty much means Provo has been revived. Provo is pretty dead in the summer time, so now with all those "Mormon kids" as my boss calls them we are finally busy at work. About time!
  • Someone was stabbed at the Orem IHop this last weekend, with a pair of scissors... That is our IHop. I immediately texted Steve to make sure he was aware and he looked up the story. Next time I got to IHop I will be armed with my scissors, just in case (and mine are a heck of a lot sharper)!
  • I made my first budget! I feel like such a grown-up! Now the tricky part is sticking to it....
  • Today was chore day. Yes, it was the Sabbath, but I have been so busy I hadn't had any time to get anything done.... so today I cleaned my room, spotless. And when I say room, really I have to clean 3, my bedroom, my closet, and my bathroom. But it's completely clean and I only have 2 loads (out of 6)... (I don't want to talk about it...) left! YAY! Oh and I went grocery shopping. I'm repenting, but I needed to get it done. I am starting my diet tomorrow and I can't be on diet if I am eating out every meal. It just doesn't work. Anyways so my room is clean, which is a huge deal in and of it's self.
  • I also realized this... You know you go to hair school if... You have 3 different types of shampoos and conditioners in your shower at one time. (Good thing I have my own shower..)
Ok, I think that's it for now. If I think of anything exciting I will be sure to post it. Sorry for taking 6 years to post. Hopefully I will be better at this....

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Bad.....

Sorry for any inconvenience about my blog being unavailable for a while. It's not that I don't love you all. But I will be posting soon, very soon and then ya'll can finally know how my life is! :) Which I am sure you guys are all dying to know!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I hurt when you hurt, I smile when you smile....

Does anyone ever feel like, just after you get over this huge test in your life and you are finally feeling peace and happiness that you have to hear that someone else has so much more in their life they have to go through? I know I do. I am grateful for my life. I am grateful for my family, friends, testimony, my job, the opportunity to go to school. I'm grateful for the knowledge I have of the plan of Salvation. I am grateful I know where my loved ones go once they leave this Earthly state. I have so much to be grateful for, but yet I still complain, daily, hourly. Why? I need to quit this horrible habit of mine.
I found out tonight that one of my new, but closest guy friends is having a hard time in life. Not just because his grandpa AND dad are dying, but also because his Mom is struggling with depression. His brother went into Emergency heart surgery today... oh and He, himself possibly has testicular cancer. What the heck? He is still helping me through my day??? Listening to me complain about my "Lonnnng day" at school or how boring class was? What is my deal? His parents didn't even raise him. His grandparents did. I have awesome parents who supported me and still support me in following any of my dreams no matter how crazy they are. Why can't I just be happy in my life? My life isn't a breeze. I struggle daily to find happiness, but I think I need to look closer in my life and realize that I am lucky for my life and need to not take that for granted.
I also need to remember that I find most happiness when I am serving others. That is something that I haven't done in a real long time. And I need to start serving others so I can be happy. Whether that is selfish or not, I really don't care. But I feel better about my life when others around me are happy. So this weeks/ months goal is to serve others. And to try to make my new B.F.F. realize his happiness in his life.....

Friday, August 15, 2008

ER visit....

Friday I had some really bad pains in my.... uterus. I felt like I was going to die. So I ended up in the ER. I'm not dying, but need to figure out what is going on. This is how I was at first before the drugs, in a LOT of pain....

This is after the shot in my butt hit me. I was so happy. Probably a little too much. I told Kristin I wanted to eat clouds and I was trying to tip the bed at this point.....
Then Kristin quoted her dad about the "Death Clock"... "Ohhh... cool, the DEATH CLOCK!!!"

And last, but not least, the computer that kept Kristin sane. This computer said why everyone was in the ER. We learned the codes pretty quickly. Yes, I blocked mine out. Mine was embarressing.... sick!As much as I LOOOVED the E.R. I hope to never have to go back there. It wasn't fun. But I am sure it will be more fun to go to the E.R. rather than the OBGYN...... Boo!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I loath lame people!


I am grateful for all my friends that are protective of me and deal with my stupidity. However, there are some people in this world that I can NOT stand and that is LAME people. Not lame as in they can't walk. Lame as in they are so stupid in their choices that they need to jump off a cliff in the next 24 hours and if they don't jump. I might push them! I HATE LAME PEOPLE!!!!!!!! And to all those lame-Os out there. DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously. Lame people include, but are not limited to, rapist, murderers, druggies, pedophiles, thief's, and other seriously lame, creepy acting people. You are ruining people's lives! Especially mine!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Can you feel the love tonight?


I have been incredibly sick lately. Like, really, really bad. I have been way stressed out too. I can't pinpoint the stress. It's not work, it's not school, it's nothing in particular, but I think it's just everything together. So I went about a week where I couldn't eat, or sleep. And that is just NOT ME!!! So I was always low on energy and just depressed almost. The guys at work could NOT stand it. They kept asking me what's wrong and if I needed a hug or anything. They are so cute. They are all so protective of me and I love it. The other day we had a little drama at work and since I am the Manager now I have to deal with it and I got chewed out, bad timing on my boss's part but what can you do so I was sitting in the office checking my work e-mail and pulling my hair so it was blocking my face from everyone else. I was crying and didn't want them to know. So I finally stop crying and of course you can tell and Adam stops me and comes up to me and he usually isn't so lovey-dovey but he comes up to me wraps his arms around me and says, "I'll kill him! Who is he?" I laughed a little just walked away. Then JR saw me walking back over to the tanning salon and he literally sprinted so he could open the door for me and followed me into the tanning salon. As soon as we get in he stopped me and gave me this HUGE bear hug and was like "Whatever... they are dumb anyway. You are the coolest tanning manager... NO! The coolest, bestest, prettiest manager I think God ever made!" Awe..... then he said something hilarious and I started laughing. I just adore the guys I work with. They keep me sane and living my life each day. Thanks boys!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Life goes on....

Ok, so ya'll know my obsession with the Twilight Series, well... Breaking Dawn came out on Saturday and well... let's just say my world stopped this weekend. I really have not taken the time to put the book down to eat, sleep, or shower. I did stop to go to the bathroom. Ok, I did stop a few times to take a nap but not a long one, just enough time to rest my eyes so they could continue reading. Here is how it all began. On Friday I convinced Kristin to go with me to get the book at midnight. I didn't want to wait any longer. Then as soon as we got the book which took us all of 5 minutes to do. Thanks to Deseret Book! We drove by a certain store... with a billion people outside (ok, ok, only a measly 6,000!!!! *cough, cough... Barnes and Noble*) and held the book out the window telling them to go to Deseret Book and some people were grateful and ran to their cars, others were rude. So I slowed the car down and yelled... Oh yeah. And Bella DIES!!!! haha and drove away. I felt like a bratty kid that just told their little brother that Santa isn't real. Anyways, so I immediately forced Kristin to start reading.... and then next thing I knew it was Saturday morning and the sun was rising. I looked at the clock and realized it said 6am.... ooops. So I slept till 10 and started reading again. Kristin read a lot faster than me. She's some sort of reading nerd or something. Anyways, we read all day. My roommate kept coming in and out and laughing at us. She thought we were nuts. And I think we gave a new meaning to "Lazy Americans". Kristin was pretty much always about 100 pages ahead of me(and it's not because I am a slow reader, it's because she is some sort of super kid that reads like 1000 words a sentence. I'm just average!) And she would sometimes gasp, laugh, or yell NOOOO. I always looked at her with a million questions in my mind wanting to ask her. She didn't tell me anything. Which I am glad she didn't but I really hate surprises. I read all the spoilers I could before getting the book. She kept her mouth shut and told me to too and to keep reading. But when she finished she was so giddy. Like a fat kid locked inside a fully stalked bakery/ candy store. It was like shark week starting all over again. I didn't understand her excitement... for the end of the book or for shark week for that matter. But I decided to continue reading. And I finally understand. Tonight while she was taking her nap after such an excruciating day for her, I finished. I immediately made some noise so she would wake up. Then I started talking about how wonderful I felt and happy... and blah, blah, blah. My life is now complete. I love the Twilight Series with all of my heart. If you haven't read it, stop hating your life and go read it. If you are a boy and feel lame about life IF you read it, don't! Your life would be so much better if you read Twilight, I promise. It actually probably won't, but you could understand why everyone that has read it is obsessed with Edward. That is all. The End!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I want to talk about it....

Ok, so today has been.... well... a pretty crazy day. It started off pretty normal, ya know, hit the snooze a few times, wake up, hurry to get ready and head out the door. Then, school went by a little fast so that was weird. Then I got this phone call from this freaky guy. I think he just had the wrong number. I didn't answer but he left me a voicemail. Anyways, after school I went to work and started my crazy day there. The other manager was there when I got there so I talked to her about how to better the salon. She had, had some complaints about our bulbs, because they are pretty old. Basically just chit chat. Then this new girl I hired came into work, but showed up in a tank top. I felt bad because yesterday she wore pretty short shorts and I had to tell her not to wear them anymore. But because we were closed yesterday it wasn't that big of a deal. But today we were open and tank tops are just a no go. So someone dropped her off and she goes and clocks in. I took her to the side after she clocked in and explained our dress code. It's pretty laid back. But not THAT much. She calls someone to bring her a shirt and everything is fine. THEN, she tells me about her night she had last night.... She had a warrant out for her arrest because of an unpaid speeding ticket. And got pulled over on her way to work for expired registration (at this point the cop could have arrested her and impounded the car, he did neither because she started crying because she was late for work -1st day- so he let her off when her dad came). Then after work last night she locked her keys in her car. Later she had went to Wendy's with her brother to get some grub. On the way home they got pulled over in her brother's car. At which point that cop decided to arrest her, and her brother for some sort of something. So they both went to jail last night. Their bail was $200 a piece and their parents were in a huge fight so neither of them wanted to come bail them out. So her boyfriend bails her out at 3 am this morning. She goes home and moves out of her parents house.... needless to say she had a busy night/day. Work happens. It was just a weird feeling. Then, Ari goes to get dinner for me. She gets me a salad from Costa Vida (I'm a huge fan of Cafe Rio now BTW!!!!!!) So I was happy she got me this salad and I was eating it happy as can be. Then all of the sudden I go to tear off a piece of tortilla, ya know, it's good in the ranch and I see this black thing... yes, a fly was baked in the tortilla...........Sick huh????? So don't you worry I called and complained a little and got like 3 free meals! Go me! Then I stayed after talking to the other manager some more about everything corporate can see on our computer... which is a lot. I am planning on scaring my girls with it. But then I get a text from the girl that is supposed to open tomorrow. Saying that her husband filed for divorce and she was served with the papers today. Sad. I feel so bad for her. So now she can't work tomorrow so I had to quickly find someone to work for her. Which I couldn't find someone to work the whole shift so I have to open tomorrow morning. UGH. Oh well. THEN I get home to check my facebook and e-mail and all that good stuff and I have an e-mail from my landlord stating that I owed her almost $100 for utilities for the last few months. I have never had to pay utilities, which has been nice, except for now I have to dish out $100. Which, I DON'T have. Thanks for asking! I was already counting my pennies trying to find a way to make rent this month plus go to the doctor, plus put gas in my car and the oil needs to be changed. Oh wait. All of that costs money. And... money is the one thing I don't have. Weird how that works! So, all of this adding up just gave me a LOT of anxiety. I really want to throw up right now, and not just because I ate a fly infested salad. .... sick!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Long Time No Bloggin'

Ok, so it has been a while since I have last blogged. So I shall catch ya'll up. Here are some things that has happened since my last blog...
  • Aunt Becky and Nicole came to visit. (Check out Nicole's blog for more info). But it was a ton of fun. Temple Square was amazing.
  • Meeting at work in which I had to yell at some girls and fire one, and possible two, but the other one quit. NOT FUN!!!!
  • Some creepy guy sent me a way weird e-mail. He swears he is in love with me. Creepy. Apparently I am his "missing rib". Don't worry Mom, I reported him to Facebook and am staying far away from creepy Internet men!
  • Pioneer day at work. Therefore we closed at 2pm. People were cranky. Here's a quote from Pioneer day.

    Angry customer: "What the HELL is Pioneer day?"
    Carlos: "It's the Mormon Christmas"
  • Kristin and I went to The Dark Knight... aka BATMAN!!!!!!!! Sooooooo amazing!!!!! Loved it!!! I have a crush on Batman!
  • During Batman there was a trailer for Twilight. YAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!! It was so good. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Went floating for the first time in a pool. I hated floating previous to this. However, it was very nice and relaxing. Although, I was a little sore afterwards.
  • I was disappointed in Costco for the first time in my life. We go shopping there for work and the business membership we had I guess was frozen or something. And we tried to work around it, but the guys there were so rude. I was frustrated. Boo Costco!
  • And last but not least. A guy came into work. I did the usual questions. Last name, first name? What would you like to do today? His response was a "free ruva". I looked at him in astonishment. Was he for real? I knew who this guy was. He didn't know me, but I had heard of him before. I said "excuse me??!?!" and he said again, "free ruva". I looked straight into his eyes and said "sorry, we don't have any of those here!" He was a little shocked and I totally went off on him. He seriously looked so surprised. I asked him what he would like to PAY for and he said a wolff. I took his $5 and put him in a bed. Seriously do guys think they could just sweet talk me and I will give them free tans?? Well if they do, they better think again, cuz ain't no one gonna sweet talk me into nothin!

Anyways, it's been a crazy week. Well, almost 2 weeks I guess. But it's been good. Breaking Dawn is coming out on Saturday and I am so excited for that. I can hardly wait!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I like Power!!!!!!

I had a meeting today at work. It went well. I was nervous but for stupid reasons. I mean, it's not like they could fire me. Well they could, but that would be seriously a very stupid move on their part. The meeting with Kirk... Was nice. I got a promotion and a raise. However, I don't have to do anything more or less than I already am. Basically they just gave me the tittle and raise, with a possibility of monthly bonuses. YAY! Also. I get a gold's gym e-mail account. You know you are official when you get your own e-mail. So that was pretty exciting. Also, there is still someone right above me, but she said she sees us as equals, so she won't boss me around, and her responsibility is the numbers and the boring stuff like that. So if for some reason we do something wrong or not well enough, she gets in trouble... not me! So I am the manager/ supervisor of Provo Gold'n Tan. YESSSSSSSSSS.

Carlos was more excited than me, I think. After Kirk left Carlos (manager of the gym) asked me what was said blah, blah, blah. I told him and he was jumping up and down and hollerin like a crazy man. It was strange. Then he suggested we should celebrate. I reminded him I didn't drink. And he told me he meant dinner. I agreed held out my hand for the money (he thought I should pay because I got the raise... silly man. He makes 6 times what I make.. he should ALWAYS pay) so he handed me a $20 and we ate Cafe Rio... yummy!

Also. My title for this blog has some meaning behind it. In the 8th grade I won a contest and got to be principal for the day (yes that was the day that a huge earthquake hit Bellingham, we saw it as a sign that I shouldn't be a principal). Anyways the local newspaper came and did an article on me and why I chose that, or my other choice was a big stuffed animal and I said something along the lines I'd rather have power.... or something like that it may have said I like power. But my quote in the newspaper was "I like power". The next Sunday I had to give a talk in church, and the lady sitting next to me leans over and said "I like power too". My family thinks it's funny. Me, not so much. I was totally misquoted! RUDE! But it's definitely NOT a lie.. I do like power...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Life's Tests

Everyone in this glorious world we live in has their own trials/ tests to pass. That is why we are here. To pass a bunch of tests. And although they aren't the ones that you need to know specific dates or tons of information that you will forget right after taking the test. These tests are harder and take more time in preparing. The kind you need to work up for and really prepare. You don't exactly know when the test will present it's self. You just need to be prepared. Some one very wise told me a few months ago that I would have to pass one test that would be incredibly hard for me to do. But that I would need to do it to bring peace and happiness back into my life. She told me it would take a while for me to be ready to pass this test. That I needed to prepare myself, for if I were to fail this test I would have to start all over. And I had pass many of the smaller tests and did NOT want to start over.... That would have ruined my life.

I had the test yesterday.




I passed the test!

What a glorious feeling it is when you pass a test that you have been preparing for, for over 2 years.




Nothing compares to this feeling. I feel like I am on top of the world! Thank-you Sharron for preparing me for this test, you are my Hero!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The 3's

Ok, my MOTHER tagged me. I have no clue what that means. Like... Tag you're it? Ok well I HATE running games so I fold. Here are my 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions, 3 random surprising facts about yourself and then tag 5 people that have to complete this too.
3 Joys...
-Family
-Gospel
-Friends
3 Fears...
-Spiders
-Being alone
-Car accidents and or getting pulled over for speeding.
(My Father put this fear in me....)
3 Goals...
-Finish School... all of it
-Strengthen my testimony
-Take time to stay in touch with people
3 Current Obsessions...
-Twilight/ New Moon/ Eclipse
-Work
-Red boxing movies
3 Random Facts about Me...
-Sometimes I think my life is a reality show. And I want to go into the Camera room and explain what just happened
-I got a raise today
-I hate drinking water... more than anything....
5 People....
-Bella
-Edward
-Jake
-Alice
-Esme
(I told you... I'm obsessed...)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Shut up. Don't talk to me. I am trying to Read!"

I decided since the 4th book to the Twilight series was coming out soon (Aug 2 a perfect day!) that I should re-read all of the books. I had been thinking about it for a while and kept Twilight in my car just in case I was bored at school/ work I could start reading. And then Saturday happened. Work was so slow I wanted to rip my hair out so I could have something to think about. I was listening to my ipod. I am pretty sure I went through every song and still bored. So once I remembered I had Twilight in my car I pretty much ran out and got it and started reading. And of course that is when people start bothering me. I mean... haha... uh.. wanting to tan. So I put them in the beds and went right back to reading. I didn't get very far. In the book. If you haven't read Twilight yet, stop everything you are doing and read it! Mom, if you haven't read it by now.... I'm not sure what to do with you. Please go read it. Anyways... so I was far enough into it that I was hooked. I started to only think about Twilight and how much in love with Edward I was. Ok... if you haven't read the Twilight Series stop reading here... I am going to ruin your life if you keep reading. ...



Last chance....




Fine be that way!


So I seriously couldn't stop reading. This is my second time around with this serious and I just can't put it down. I feel like I am Bella... only I would not be as stupid as she is sometimes.. AHH I just want to slap her! But I really feel like Edward is my boyfriend. And I know that is lame to say out loud but it's true. The way she writes is like it's your real life. And I can't help but feel as I finished Twilight Tuesday night that Edward was my hero. And as I stared New Moon last night Edward broke my heart. So the last few days I have been so happy and giddy and relating everything to Edward/ Twilight that Kristin is probably sick and tired of hearing about them, but she keeps putting up with me (Thanks Kristin! You are da beeeest!) Anyways, so now I am depressed. I feel like Edward broke my heart. And now that Jake is getting involved.... ohhhh I loath Jake. He does seem pretty innocent at first, and he is. But then. oh man. Then, he becomes this overprotective, stupid, lame, jerk, of a 32 and I want to kick him. Maybe my anger comes from having a Jake in my life at one point. But really that is a whole different conversation that I don't want to have anymore. All I know is that my heart is broken right now and it's all because of a book. Which is weird for me in the first place. Because before the Twilight Series the last book I read was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Reading is NOT my thing. But the last few days my nose has been in these dang, but oh so wonderful books. Every time someone tried talking to me I would say to them "Shut up. Don't talk to me. I am trying to read!" They would look at me with confusion on their face and just laugh and walk away, so I could get back to my sudo boyfriend, Edward.


Also, I have been picturing as Edward and Kristen Stewart as Bella, I didn't mean to but I am. So maybe the movie won't be as lame as most people are thinking.... hmmm just an idea...


Yeah.... I am lame.... I know!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Do you smell that?

Ok, so here is the update on my roommate. She is from Japan, her name is Lisa. And we were talking the other day and she was telling me that she lived in Japan for 3 years after she graduated h.s. and then went to BYU-Hawaii and got her B.A. in Counseling Psych. As I was adding this all up in my mind (I mean I am no math major) but I was realizing that she is probably older than me.... so I asked her plain and simple how old she was. This was her response word.... for... word! " I old. I not tell you age I am. I tell you year. 1978." With a big huge grin. I tried not to let my jaw drop to the floor after quickly or not so quickly calculating her age in my head. Yep. She is 32. A bit old to be living in BYU approved housing. But it's all good. I'm not a hater. Anyways she is really nice. And very careful not to step on my toes which I have to admit I like.... my bad. But here is a quick story that happened the first day she actually lived here.... So I was back in my room drying my hair. And my room is at the back of the apartment and then I have my own bathroom and vanity area even further back in my room. Any who so I was drying my hair and I smelt something burning. At first I was confused forgetting I now had a roommate. And then I realized that it was coming from my kitchen. So I opened my bedroom door to find my whole hallway and living room/ kitchen filled with smoke. (side note: I was going to grab my camera to take a picture of the smoke but as soon as I opened the oven door I decided that was a BAD idea). So when I opened the oven I see this poor little pathetic $.88 pizza in the middle of 4 flames. The fourth corner of the WAX paper had not yet caught on fire. So I quickly search my kitchen for something to put these 3 mini fires out with. I finally find an oven mitt and start patting the flames. They eventually go out and I standing there waiting to wake up from a dream. But, nope this is reality. So my roommate comes out of the bathroom in a towel and had a very surprised look on her face. She looks at me and says "what happen?" I look at her, look at the oven and burnt remains of the wax paper stuck to my pan and look back at her. As I take the pan out of the oven and save the 88 cent pizza and put it on a new pan with ALUMINUM foil I nicely explain to her that you can't wax paper in the oven, because it will catch fire. Then help up the pan with the melted wax paper and said "example A". I quickly opened the windows and door to help the burning crayons smell escape our apartment. It eventually did. She apologized about a million and a half times. I kept telling her it was ok and that it was an accident and to just be more careful. However I have a feeling this overpowering smell thing is going to be a tradition. Today Kristin and I decided it was time to roll out of my apartment when we smelt seaweed cooking. Yeah.... it's going to be an interesting time. Oh and don't worry she said she would save me some of her seaweed/ cabbage/ beef roll.... Yummmy.....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Going to my HAPPY place

Ok, so here is an update about my little vacation that I went on. First off, we woke up BEFORE the crack of dawn and I had to be at Kendra’s at 4 am. UGH! Anyways of course I went to bed at 8 pm the night before. And by 8pm I mean 2 am. So I slept for like an hour and a half then got ready. I got my stuff out of my car and was putting it in Cindy’s car (Kendra’s mom) and my makeup spilt out of my bag and went everywhere. Well first off, 4am it’s still dark outside. So I was trying to get all of my make-up from under my car in the dark and using my cell phone as a light. THEN as I was bending over my button on my pants popped off. (Side note: Yes, I am thick skinned some say chubby, but these pants weren’t even tight!!! So I have no idea why the button popped off, but they did. Whatever). So this is how I started out the vacation. So I finally get all of my make-up and the popped off button and get in the car and fall asleep. I pretty much woke up when we were in Vegas. Then slept again till we hit Barstow, California and stopped to do some shopping. Then headed to the O.C. Our room in Laguna Beach was way nice. Our room was right on the beach. It was so relaxing an nice. After staying there for a few days we headed to Anehiem. But first we got lost in L.A. for a while. Called Kendra’s friend, Elias, to get directions. He asked where we were at. We told him and all he said was “Don’t get out of the car!” So we hurried out of the ghetto little town. Finally arriving at our hotel. After what was supposed to be a 45 minute drive that stretched over 4 ½ hours, yeah, we were ready to get into our next hotel room. But had some troubles with this dang hotel. First they gave us a room that was for handicapped people the shower was… something else. Not to mention the overwhelming smell that was protruding from the carpet, beds, curtains, etc. So we complained and got a new room. Except Cindy wanted one with a safe, so we complained again and were told we would just have to wait till tomorrow to get our ideal room. Wow. Anyways moving on, boring stuff happened, blah, blah, blah. Then the next day…. (drum roll please….) DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!
I was super excited for this! Of course the first ride we go on was Indiana Jones. Now when I was younger I went on this ride and it really scared me. I looked into the eye and it told us not to… and it just scared me. So when I was waiting in line for it my heart was pounding, palms sweaty. I was seriously nervous. But couldn’t freak out too much because Kendra’s 8 yr old daughter, Tawna was with us, so she kept asking if it was scary. So as I got on the ride I said a quick prayer to calm my pounding heart and help me face my fear. And all was well. The ride was fun and I faced my childhood fear! Yay for Me!

Ok this is really a picture of "Indiana Jones" he was fairly attractive... I'm not going to lie...

Disneyland is pretty much the happiest place on Earth, if only they would invest in some Dr. Pepper it would be so much happier. Oh and get a new Cinderella. The one that was there has some messed up teeth. And I don’t mean to be rude, but Cinderella is supposed to be this beautiful, amazing Princess, and she just… wasn’t. So that’s what I would change. Oh and also, I got my picture taken with Mickey… he’s way short, but it’s all good. So all in all I had a good trip. It was really exhausting, but good. I had fun. Thanks to Cindy and Kendra for inviting me to go and for making it possible for me to go!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home... well kinda

Ok, after a whole week of vacation I have a lot to blog about, but I am so tired and my head is still spinning from going on the Tower of Terror. So I will be blogging about my trip. But first I need to give a little shout out to my Mom... she started a Blog ( I know it's been a while but I have been out of town and without the Internet for a while) Anywho.... way to go Mom, I am so proud of you catching up with Technology and everything! Keep up the good work. Anyways, I will post more tonight, I am going to another concert. So hopefully after that.
But I am home and the air conditioning got fixed while I was gone. My landlord got me a bed frame and I got a new roommate. Her name is Lisa she's from Japan. She is really nice. It was wonderful living by myself, like, really, really nice. But I am in college and I should have roommates. So it should be interesting. Ok, I need to go get a pedicure, my feet hurt so bad... too much walking!!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Middle School or Beauty School?

Ok, so this happened last Monday but I have just been really busy, so here's why sometimes I feel like I am in Middle School instead of Beauty School.... be ready to be amazed on how LAME people are!

So on Monday I was running late to school (shocking... NOT!) and so I hurry and ran in and clocked in and then grabbed the sign in sheet and ran to the lunch room to borrow a pen from someone. And for some reason I glanced at my locker. And it was blank. Just like normal like it should be. So I hurry and signed my name in and put the papers back. Then continued on with my normal morning routine when first arriving at school. Ya know, walking around the school checkin' things out. Making sure the Learning Leaders are all there and checkin on what they are doin. Then I walked up to the front desk to say good morning to Kelli (the receptionist). Then went and sat down to do my hair and make-up for the day. This was about 9:30ish am. Then at about 10:30am it was about time for Breakfast/snack. So Layce and I decided to run over to the gas station to get a snack. So I went and got a incredibly healthy snack of a 32 oz Dr. Pepper and a package of doughnuts. And we proceeded to go eat our healthy little snack in the lunchroom. So I was eating my doughnuts and looked at my locker again. Just because it was in my line of sight. And I noticed something written in the top left hand corner. So I went to my locker and sure enough there was something written. It said and I quote "no one likes you". Can you believe it. I was so annoyed. So I went to tell the Dean of the School and showed him and he came and cleaned it off, and said oh they probably didn't know it was your locker. B.S.!!!! Because each student is numbered at Paul Mitchell the School and everyone knows every one's number. It becomes part of their name. Like I am Michelle12. No breath, no number just Michelle12. My locker has a 12 on it. So the locker number is also you student number. There is no mistaking this one. Gosh! Sometimes I feel like I am back in Middle School when things like this happen. Middle School was NOT my prime. I was constantly made fun of. My nickname was Spamela Anderson. If you can't figure out the name call me I would LOVE to explain it to you. I love taking trips down memory lane on how LAME people are and were (I don't really!)

But seriously!!! Why on Earth would people do something so lame as to write no one likes you on my locker? I am pretty sure someone likes me even if it is only my mom, dad, and sister. I know at least 3 people LOVE me! ugh... it's just so dumb. Why do people have to put others down so they can feel better about themselves? All I know is that I already went through Middle School and to be completely honest I HATED middle school. It was the worst 3 years of my life. Spamela Anderson... creative, just humiliating! Anyways... I am going to bed, because the more and more I think about it the more and more annoyed I am with the people going to that school. AHHH... I am so ready for a break... Disneyland here I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Daddy's little girl

Since today is Father's Day it's only appropriate if I dedicate this Blog to my Dad! I am pretty sure that I have the best day in the world. I love him so much. I am a Daddy's little girl. I always look to him for advice and he always has it for me. I can call him up at anytime and ask him about anything. He always has the answer ( because he knows everything). Let's go on a stroll down memory lane... Beware my dad is the best....
8th Grade: My class went on a camping trip to Mt. St. Helen's. And my dad decided he was going to borrow my grandpa's van and take down a van full of me and my friends (all of which were girls). I'm not sure if he realized what he was in for. But one time when we stopped for gas one of my friends went to the bathroom and realized she had just gotten her period... for the first time. None of us had anything for her and she was freaking out a little on what we should do. I mean, we were in 8th grade and camping. Of course, none of us had any money or anything for this poor girl. As the 7 of us girls were talking in the bathroom what we were going to do for our friend they were so worried. There was nothing to do. I kept telling them it would be ok, my dad could just get us stuff. They thought that was a ridiculous idea. It's MY DAD. We can't talk to him about that. I just said "sure I can" and walked right up to him and told him the situation. He said go get what we needed and he'll pay for it. WHAT A TROOPER!!
Senior Year: Choir Tour: My Mom and Dad went as chaperone's. And at first I wasn't so sure how this was all going to go down. But it ended up being so much fun. My parents were known as the coolest parents. Which is awesome. My dad had all the boys in awe at how cool he was.
Now: Now I just realize that I am becoming my father's daughter more and more. The things I say the the things I do... I am my father's daughter.
My dad is honestly, the most amazing person I have ever met. And I think this is why Nicole and I are still single. Because we haven't found a guy yet that even closely compares to how amazing our dad is. He has sent the standard pretty high. He has told me about his life growing up and has told me that the key to bettering the world and life is to take the good and keep it and change the bad and turn it into good. So if there was something that he didn't like on how he was raised then he would change it when he was raising us. And he told me to do the same thing. Honestly, I probably won't change much. I think my parents did a pretty good job raising Nicole... and me.
All in all, my dad is my hero. If I could be half of the person he is I would feel wonderful about life. My dad is a great example of how to be happy in life. He serves anyone and everyone with a smile on his face. And not many people can do that. He is always giving. He is so supportive of everything I ever wanted to do in life. Even when I wanted to be on the Varsity Kickball team. He always told me to follow my dreams. My parents are the reason why I am in Beauty School right now. If it wasn't for my parents encouraging me I would never have started nor would I finished. But I did start and I WILL finish. They are sacrificing so much for me to go to school. And I am so grateful for them. Because of them I am going to follow my dreams and reach them. Thanks Dad for everything! I love you so much and miss you! Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blonder-ish?/ That's where they are at!!!! (Secondhand Serenade Concert!)

So Kendra reminded me the other day that we should probably both get our hair did before going to California. Which was a good idea. So, I thought I should just put a little more blond in. Some more highlights... ya know just be lighter for the summer.... yep. I am! I am blonder-ish. As you can see here, I am definitely blonder.



I didn't expect it to be this blond just because after putting the lightener on my hair and checking it and realizing it was "pee yellow" as everyone liked to refer to it and pumpkin orange I didn't think it was going to turn out at all. However the wonderful invention of toner saved my hair.. literally. So after toning it, it turned out to be a beautiful golden blonder-ish color. So far in beauty school, every time I do my hair something doesn't turn out right and ends up having to be fixed. But we always end up being able to fix it so that is all that really matters right?


Ok, more about this week I have had/ will be having. Yesterday I went to my very first concert. I went to Secondhand Serenade.... AMAZ-AZ-Zing!!!!!!! It was so much fun and so good. Kendra and I went. (Big shocker there!) And a teacher from my school went with her 2 daughters and so she saved us these seats way in the back. So we just chilled while the opening acts were going on and what not but as soon as they came on stage we hit the crowd and watched the amazing show a little closer up. It was really, really good. I was impressed and from far away the singer, looks fairly attractive. But when you get a close-up... he has the CHEEEEEESIEST smile I have ever seen. So after the concert Kendra was cold but I wanted to stay and get a picture with them so she toughed it out and let me have my fun. So I talked to the manager of Secondhand Serenade because there were 4 tables put in a square and about 300 people standing around them. So I went and asked him if the band was really going up there to sign autographs and he said "oh yeah... uh will you go spread the word?" in a really dumb I'm high kinda voice. And so I just looked and him and looked past him realizing the band was right there. So I called someone that was up in the mass of people. Mind you all these people are crowded around 4 EMPTY tables. So I figure why stand up there waiting. Why not go backstage with the band and hang out? So Kendra and I sneak around backstage behind the cars and trailer.... haha and go and there was a girl I knew so I started talking to her who was talking to the guitarist and he started talking to me. It was so cool. So ya know I was just chilling with the band. Then I thought I would go talk to the singer, and as soon as I got up to him I could tell he wasn't going to be any fun to talk to. So I took a quick couple pictures and went back to talk to this other guy. Who actually had a personality. So the moral of my story and experience at my first concert is not to follow the crowd. Screw the crowd. If you want to meet the band, go backstage no duh... that's where they are at!!!
That is all as of right now... more to come for this week as I pick up Bri and Heidi tomorrow!!! YAY for reunions!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Food... YAY!!!!!

I have been eating out every meal for the last month probably. Do I hate this? YES! Does my weight hate it? HECK YES!!!! And I would only eat like one or maybe two meals a day... I know it's super bad for me. And one of my meals would be a Dr. Pepper... I know, I'm unhealthy.... I'm working almost 30 hours a week and in full time beauty school. Going grocery shopping was on my list of things to do, I just hadn't done it yet.... So here is my fridge before....


Notice all the condiments? Yeah... I like sacuces? Then Kendra took me grocery shopping.... She made sure I got food I could actually eat, so I wasn't allowed to buy any condiments....
So I bought some Dr. Pepper... so shoot me! I'm going to drink it either way. I am just doing it cheaper. It was $6 to buy 2 twelve packs, or it would be about $2.50 a day at the gas station to buy 2 32 oz. Dr. Peppers. I'm not going to lie, I like soda! Ok, so I even filled my cupboards... All 3 of them!!!!! Do I need 3? No, I could probably only use one. However, I can use all 3... so I did!
YAY for having food!!!!! It is so nice. I didn't have to decide on which restaurant I was going to eat at. Or which number I was going to have to get... and I didn't have to waste my money on it! YAY! This made my checking account... I mean week! Ok, it did both!! Thanks Kendra!!!!!! You're my hero!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gel Toes / Rod Stewart


Today Layce, Kendra, Cindy (Kendra's Mom) and I all went to MATC (some beauty college) to get a pedicure and gel toes. It's actually pretty cool. It's kind of like putting acrylic on, except for it's not as harsh. But they use glittery colors and they should last up to 3 months! Right on! It was a very exciting experience for me! I love them, even though I hate my feet and they look really chubby. They are a little swollen. I know I need new shoes. I just wanted everyone to know see cute my toes are!


Also, I did a Rod Stewart impersonator's hair today. He had a sweet mullet. And I put highlights in it. Honestly, I never thought I was going to have to do that.... but I did. And he loved it. The things I do during my day... you just never know.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Movin Up in the World

Today was a big day for me... I was told to call the District Manager of Gold's Gym. I was a little nervous to call him, but I did. He asked MY opinion on how to get our numbers up. It made me feel important.

Hours, Hours, Hours, Hoursssssssssss

So being in Beauty School is all about the hours, I swear. And that is the one thing I hate thinking of... the number of hours I have, the number of hours I've missed...uh... the number of hours I have left to get. It's all about the hours. So today I talked to Financial Aid because they had a big sign about re-applying for FASFA and I did NOT want to have to re-apply. I think it's horrible and pointless and I didn't want to have to have my Dad re-apply. (he he) Anyways! So I was talking to Lena (Financial Aid Advisor plus a real cool mom. I pretty much chill in her office). Lena gave me some good news... as of 4:3o p.m. Monday June 2, 2008 I have.... (Drum roll please!) 858 hours!!!!!!! Yay!!!! Go me!!!!! I should have a few more... but I have missed a few hours.... but. By mid July I will have hit the 1000 hour mark. Which is half way! In Utah you need 2000 hours. So I am getting close to the down hill part. Which is really exciting!! Therefore I have no idea how but if I hit 921 hours by a certain date I don't have to re-apply. And I will make it by like 2 weeks. So it was pretty exciting. It made me want to come early to school and stay late. (I will most likely lose that feeling pretty quickly!) So today I felt like I was conquering the hour phenomenon that causes so many future professionals so much stress. Because we can miss 160 hours free of charge. But, if we miss over 160 hours we have to pay $9.50 PER HOUR to make up. Kendra and I were looking today at how many hours people have missed. One person missed 1,455 hours. That equals $12,302.50 that, that person is going to have to pay extra to graduate. That is insane!! Welp, that will NOT be me! Because I have 858 hours... and tomorrow will be 865 hours! Yessssss! I will conquer those darn hours!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

DANGER!!!!!!!




Back to life. I really enjoyed my time at home with my parents. It was nice and relaxing. I really had no worries... and it was fantastic!! Really! I wish I didn't have any stress or worry in my life... But then I guess it wouldn't really be "life" eh? Anyways. So on Thursday I walked into school and was happy to be back. People were coming up to me excited to see me, telling me they missed me. It was a good feeling. Then all of the sudden one of my Learning Leaders (aka teachers) came running up to me screaming my name. Now this would have been somewhat normal, however this certain Learning Leader and I don't really get along. We had a minor falling out, and she made me cry really hard. So whenever she says my name I cringe thinking I am in trouble or something. Anyways so she comes up to me and she looks really excited. And she asked how my trip was. Confused, I tell her wonderful and she was happy for me. And then she told me that today was the day we, as the Student Council (sorta like a Student Body) were going to the Special Olympics to do hair and manicures. A smile spread across my face as I was super excited. She told me she thought I would like to go and so she signed me up. (Apparently she felt bad for making me cry.. so now we are good... hopefully). So I went to the Special Olympics on Thursday all day long. I got a little sunburn and I was super tired Thursday night. But it was SO worth it. I loved it!!! It was so fun and the people were so wonderful. They can only make you smile. I did a LOT of mohawks. And "twisty backs" is what they called them. Oh they were so fun. Also Kendra got to come along too. So it was a fun day.


Then last night was Friday night. And besides last week (because I was on my way home) I have been sitting home Friday nights alone watching movies, and this is NOT out of choice. I don't really know what happened to all of my friends, but all of the sudden I feel like I have none to hang out with. I mean, Kendra has her kids or other friends she wants to see and hand out with. She is with me everyday so I don't blame her. But I don't know what I used to do, but now I am just sitting home alone. Which is sad, and then Saturday nights I have been trying to do something, but usually it consists of going to Redbox and renting a new movie to watch... by myself. Anyways... BUT NOT LAST NIGHT!!! See, yesterday I was going out to my car at lunch to go to 7-11 and get a Slurpee and I saw this flyer on my windshield. I looked at it and it said "Pool Party". I looked at Kendra and said "I'm going to this pool party!!!!" She just kind of looked at me like I was a dork... which I am. So I was super excited all afternoon for the pool party. It was at Seven Peaks, which is a water park, and it was only $5 to get in. Which is kinda a lot of money for me right now, but I was desperate. I was NOT going to sit home alone another Friday night! So I was talking about it with a girl named Tajia who I go to school with. And she really wanted to go. So we went. We got there about 10 ish... and started dancing for a little bit. Then Tajia and her friend Stacy decided we needed to go down the slides.... at night! DANGER!!!! I am afraid of water slides in the first place. Add PITCH BLACK slides.... NOPE!!! DANGER!!!!!!! I kept telling them I would just sit and watch and they would NOT have that... uh.... I went down like 3 or 4 slides a couple times each. I was really impressed that I did. I screamed a LOT. My throat hurts pretty bad this morning. Tajia and Stacy like to do this thing called trading places while on the water slide... Danger! We went down this slide called the "Cave In" and in a 3 person tube... Danger. But on top of that. They decide to trade places. We end up flipping the tube while IN the water slide about 1/3 of the way down. So the remainder of the slide I am trying to flip back over this stupid tube. I hated that one!!! Then we did another one called the "Shotgun" yeah if the name doesn't scare you.... well read the name again! Needless to say I did have a good time, all in all. I am sore this morning from being so tense and screaming DANGERRRRR!!! But I did have fun and I am glad Tajia made me go down the water slides. It was fun. And it was $5 well spent!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hair school.... I've actually learned something..


I will never forget what I was doing when I actually decided to go to Beauty school. I was at Hollywood Video in Rexburg, where my boss didn't really care what I did.. So I was sitting in the back talking to Chyla. I was discussing my future with her and what I wanted out of life. She told me I should move to Utah. That sounded ok with me, but what was I going to do there. That's when she suggested Paul Mitchell the School. I had heard of Paul Mitchell hair products before and so I thought.. sure why not. So I went home and researched it. I realized it was the number two school in the U.S. Vidal Sasson being #1. I looked at how much it would cost to go to the Provo School and my jaw dropped. $14,000... are you kidding me... but I guess I will talk to my parents about it. So the next day at work I was back in the office again, this time talking to my mom. I honestly didn't think I was going to get the reaction I did. I told her about it and she thought it was an excellent idea! I was suprised. So I went home that night and filled out the applications. This was Thursday night. By Monday morning I was accepted and registered for classes. It all happened so fast. However, I have not regreted my decision. Everyone is asking me how school is going. If I like it, etc. And of course I just answer it's going well. And I Love it!!! But my mom has asked me about 3 times since I have been home this weekend if I really do like it? And if it was the right choice. Mom, I do like it, all in all. Of course there are challenges in whatever you do. But, I do like Beauty School. I like that I can see that I have knowledge already. I know how to mix color. I know how to cut hair. I know how to correctly apply color and how do mix bleach perfectly. I have learned a lot. But I have much more to learn, and I am excited about learning it. I can't wait!!!! I look at people's hair and I don't judge them (because I don't judge anyone!!!!) but I think of ways to help improve their look and self-esteem! And I love that. I want to make people feel better about themselves. And I picked the right career for that. So in answer to your question, YES!!! I like it. I have grown in many ways so far. And it's really weird to think about that if I was going to school in Washington I would be almost done. I would only need 400 more hours... that is really weird to think about. All in all, I like being in Beauty School. And the other question: was it the right choice... Heck yes!!!! Moving to Utah has definitely brought it's challenges. At first when everything fell apart... i.e. my first apartment smelling like cat pee and wood, my second apartment getting broken in to and my laptop being stolen and the creepy guy coming into my room and going through my underwear drawer while I was sleeping, and my car breaking down to the point where we had to turn him over to the junk yard. I mean those are pretty devestating things to happen to a 20 year old girl who just moved away from everyone in her family. But I know I was supposed to move to Utah, and go to PMTS in Provo and start November 5th. Because I was supposed to start earlier. But I decided to wait. I'm glad I waited, because if I hadn't I would not have been as close to Kendra. She has helped me a ton since moving to Utah. I'm pretty sure if it weren't for her I wouldn't still be going to school. She encourages me everday of my life. She is such a huge support system for me. She keeps track of my worksheet for me, because no matter what I do I seem to lose it every month. She makes sure I get my worksheet done. And if I just decide to not do it, she will force me to do it. She is honestly exactly what I need to be able to finish school. And I am grateful for her!!! Well, I do have to say that I am pleased thus far with the education I have received. My dad has now gotten his second haircut. And I am getting better. The first time I screwed up his neckline... it was pretty bad. And this time I only cut a small hole in his hair. But, you really can't notice it. Well, Mom couldn't at least. I could tell my dad was pleased... we gave him the George Clooney hair cut this time. And I do have to say.... he looks good!