Thursday, February 24, 2011

Something Changes in the Rain...

I feel that when everything is soaked by the rain, it gives the world a whole new look.

That's me, really cold. Taking pictures.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Well, if you are a new reader, or an old one. Today I was sitting on my bed listening to music, and I decided some stuff:
1. I don't mind Silence. It's true, I like music and stuff, but I can be completely content in silence. This includes being with one person or a bunch of people, I don't ever feel that it's awkward, just time for thought and reflection.

2. Books are Awesome. No matter what is going on in your day, a book can help you escape. I don't think it matters the book, as long as you enjoy reading it.

3. Music is Moving. I'm sure you all know this too. I just love listening to some Reggae when I'm feeling blue, or some chill Indie music if I'm a little too mentally awake for doing a more monotonous task. It helps set a mood.

4. I love Mail. This includes junk mail. yeah, it may not be very exciting but I remember even as a little kid just loving the idea that something had my name on it, that I, myself, was meant to open. It makes a person feel like someone knows you exist in the big world besides people that are always around you. I do also love non junk stuff. *wink wink*

5. Color and Pattern. I don't know how to explain this one, but I love love love love colors and patterns. I love mix and matching them, I love clashing with style, I love putting stripes with plaid.

6. Friends are definitely like Bras. Okay all you boys, you may want to stop reading if talking about bras makes you squeamish. Friends lift, and support you, and you feel all awkward and not right if you don't have one. You have to take if off sometimes so it doesn't hurt you, but in the end, you always want it back.

7. I will always Love Family. I don't know how I couldn't. I am constantly looking forward to my Sunday phone call date with my parents. I always always love getting texts from my brothers/sister-in-laws, even if it is a short "what up?" or "hey amy-face." It makes me feel loved! They know how to make me happy, and they love me no matter what kind of mistakes I make.

8. Pictures are Legit. I love pictures, anyone who knows me, knows I carry a camera almost everywhere. I just think it's fun capturing moments. If anyone has a bad picture memory like me, they have to agree. A picture can give your mind a flash to that moment, of course you can remember the sight of it, but also you start to recall smells and sounds, and conversation. I love it. That is basically why I started my other blog, I feel that words are nice, but a picture tells the moment better.

9. Single is Swell. I mean, having someone, such as a boyfriend, or whatever is totally cool, and I can't lie and say I haven't wished that I have one. But, in the end, I'm okay with being single. I feel like this is where I am supposed to be with myself right now, so I will be happy and content. I have lasted 19 years this way! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In a Dream

I had a piece of red plastic wrap, after playing with it for a little, delaying my studying. I put it over my camera lens to see what it would look like. I think it made everything almost like one was in a dream. Tell me if you like them.

Monday, February 14, 2011


I have always celebrated Single Awareness Day, most people celebrate Valentine's. Well, I kinda celebrate both, without Valentine's there wouldn't be SAD yeah? Anyway, I don't really have any plans for it. But, the weather is super amazing outside, 63 and sunny, really windy, but because it's so warm it doesn't feel bad. :) I was supposed to get a little package from my parents today, but it didn't come. So hopefully by tomorrow. I remember when I was little having classroom parties every year for this holiday. Where I got to decorate a shoe box, or make a huge paper heart, and everyone would bring a valentines for the rest of the class, and you could eat the candy for the next month you got so much. I always loved holding my big box of candy on the bus ride home and everyone would be telling others how much better their candy supply was then everyone elses'. gotta love children. Oh, today is day 100 on my other blog if ya wanna check it out! Well, from me to you! I love you! and Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How To:

Hi! so, finally at Wal-Mart yesterday I got around to buying hair bleach, since I have been trying to bleach some hair pieces in various other ways, that all failed, such as hydrogen peroxide, and Clorox bleach. Doing this reminded me of Matt: such as when he bleached his hair nasty red as a freshman, and when I dyed his hair black, and I didn't read the instructions very well and got a lot of his skin blackened.. hehe. Here are the steps of bleaching hair:
Step One:
Mix the stuff together, follow instructions, and look at the picture! unlike me... I ended up  mixing the stuff in a cup, but it still worked. Then, find a willing guinea pig to practice putting the bleach on, such as a room mate.

Step Two:
Section out hair you want bleached, then rub lotion on all other areas to protect against unwanted bleaching, then, using gloves dip into mixture and rub into hair from roots to tips, wipe up any drips with a damp rag, before it starts to irritate skin.(for reals, it kinda itches)

Step Three:
Wait.. and wait.. watch a movie.. wait some more, watch it slowly go from brown to blond, be all excited with room mate every time you see the color change. 

Step Four: 
When at desired color, be even more excited and wash out bleach, and use the special supplied conditioner, because it smells delish.

Step Five:
Style hair as usual, while staring at your new streaks of blond, that probably only you can notice, but that doesn't matter.  Still be super exited and smiley with roomie.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Today, I went down to the institute to play the piano for a little bit. I printed off some sheet music for Boston by Augustana. I can mostly play it, and I'm super excited to keep learning it. I forgot how much fun it was to just plunk around on the piano.


 I do not expect anyone to read my internal feelings about my thoughts on my future, but I needed to get it out.

I think I have been stressing myself out way too much thinking about the future these last couple of days. It all started with me realizing I needed to decide on what classes I was signing up for for next fall. So, after looking up dental school's and seeing what classes they mostly wanted, I signed up for one of those classes. But then, I started thinking about how I first need to graduate this school to go to Dental school, and I started thinking on my major. Mostly, I do not want to do a Biology major, that just sounds horrid. So... I then started thinking about majors, do I do Business? Art? I dunno! So, I started thinking art, and then I thought no, because if I don't go to Dental school, that would do nothing for me. So I am thinking business, which means I need to start taking business classes, and do I even like business classes? I dunno. And what business class should I take? So, I decided to just sign up for my GE's and realized how many more I have to take since Bio and Chem took up so much of my time this year. So, I decided on all of those. But then, that forces me out of taking classes that might help with a major. I am back at square one. I think.. I need to take a business class and see if I like it. But, at least I do know that I still want to go to Dentist school.. which means, I also need to study super hard, and decide on what I need to take for that! *deep breath* okay. venting. done.
On a happier note, I have decide that this summer I am going to work, and do a Photo-shoot at the Salt Flats, and maybe visit St. George, and also I would like to job shadow a Dentist and an Orthodontist. Also of course, the normal swimming, and hanging out, and maybe some boating. Yup, that's it so far! But, I am totally looking forward to it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog's Day!

Pictures from MSNBC photoblog
Today is Ashley's favorite holiday. Groundhog's day!!! Today Punxsutawney Phill predicted an early Spring! Yay! Since 1887 he has only predicted an early spring16 times including today, and 6 weeks of winter the other 98 years. I don't really get how we know if he saw his shadow or not, but that's okay. I'll take the hope of warmer weather any day. Today was awesome weather though! 59 degrees and sunny :) There was wind, but it made it pretty much perfect. I actually enjoyed my jog.
Beee-You-Tea-Full Weather!

 Not too hot, not too cold. Perfect for a light jacket! :) Also, Ashley's super duper cute Groundhog day outfit!!! Yay!