Sunday, June 29, 2008

Straight Outta Compton! Or the Mountains.. whatevs.

That picture pretty sums up the most recent camping trip. No, just jokes. It really was a great time, mostly due to the fact that my awesome friend Maddie came along for the fun! We were awesome and drove up just the two of us in my brothers truck and brought two big ass dirt bikes in the bed up into the mountains vagina.

Well its only 13 miles into the mountain but half of it is really fucked up dirt with rocks and a straight up cliff style drop off one one side that apparently 16 year old boys that drive jeeps that they really can't drive and Dodge Neons navigate up.

Both stories (the dumb boy driver, and neon) are really to stupid and long to even repeat. Pretty much, us girls rule and kicked that mountains ass. TWICE.

Smoked too many cigarettes, enjoyed lots of applefuntimegoodness, had really good almost therapeutic conversations with a rad girl, built the fire all by myself, had magical moments in the forest, was cold, was hot, almost annihilated my hymen, and fed Cuz lots of dog treats.

Camping RULES.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Troubles Melt Like Lemondrops.

"Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me"

But since that place doesn't really exist I'm going into the mountains for the weekend. Hope I return with some clarity and a peaceful mind.

And lots of funny drunk pictures.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Someone put me out of my misery...

Timeline of my morning/afternoon:

Wake up with horrible.. HORRIBLE headache.
Smoke a cigarette that makes me want to vomit.
Drive to Starbucks and get a quad Americano.
Come home, take 3 excedrin.
Drink Americano and a bottle of water.
Take 3 more excedrin and another bottle of water.
Lay down and fall asleep for 3 hours.
Take 4 ibuprofen and another bottle of water.

headache still here.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The evolution of making a creepy cute bag.

I'm participating in a few craft swaps right now on craftster (no more Archuleta to consume my time every week.. so I've gone back to crafting!) and one that I'm doing is the "Cute + Doomy" swap. Last night I decided to work on a bag.. it wasn't really planned out I just added stuff as I went but i really like how it turned out.

Here is the process.. in pictures!

I finished it and I still felt like something was missing so I added the pink Ric Rak and it really pulled it all together.. and besides.. EVERYTHING is better with some Ric Rak!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Never Grow Up.. Never Fall in Love.

I really never thought I would ever, EVER say this.. but the new Alkaline Trio is pretty close to horrible. Maybe its not horrible.. but its not good. Not even a little.

I've been having an over a decade long love affair with this band and this album is almost heart breaking.

If I had to pick only one thing that made them amazing.. it would be the lyrics. They have written some amazing songs with lyrical gems like "
and maybe i'll catch fire. something warm to hold me, something pure to burn away the darkness that hides inside my mind." and " He likes to spill all of his guts On the top of a well stocked bar
And then swallow them bit by bit remembering every scar As a valid reason for every drink" or how about "
I'm dying tomorrow, Did I do it right Did I remember to sleep in, Take lots of pills or Commit irreversible sins."

I could write down words from their songs for hours.. and I can think back to a certain point in time.. being drunk, or sad or even really fucking happy and being so glad that I had their music to listen to. The memories they have given me are priceless but even beyond that.. The Alkaline Trio have been somewhat of a bonding thing between me and my sisters. I think they are the only band that all three of us absolutely love and we all get the same sick tingle when we listen to them. I have so many sister-memories involving them.. from the time i played "Fuck you Aurora" in Rand's bookroom for Aimee to hear.. or when Aimee and I waited outside their bus like little fangirls just to be able to say Hi! to them and I still remember the heartfelt thing Aimee said to Dan about his songs. I remember driving to Cali for my birthday and fucking rocking out so hard with Wendy.. sweating and screaming along. Someday I will see to it that we really do get sister-tattoo's involving the whole "mishaps always happen in three's" idea.

I think all of that is why this new album is depressing me! There are no lines to fawn over. Not once did I hit the back button because I just had to hear that again.. in fact, I hit the forward button more than once. Their previous album Crimson almost left me speechless and this new one is making my mouth verbally vomit. I just hold those two boys to such high standards that writing songs with lyrics like " Love Love Kiss Kiss Bla Bla Bla" or "
And I feel a miracle, In every breath that I breathe, Won't let this miracle, End in tragedy " is just not acceptable.

I guess they aren't boys anymore. They grew up and fell in love.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Real vs. Pretend

I used a mannequin to model all of my stuff for ebay and etsy this week and I really like how the pictures came out.

From a customers point of view I would be interested in finding out what is more visually appealing. A lot of people say they like clothing to be modeled on a real person so they can judge the fit and compare sizing but I have also heard the opposite and people don't want to buy clothes already worn by someone.. even if it was only for a minute or two.

What do you think, which picture would make you want to buy the shirt more.. or not at all.. whatever..!

I can't escape the achey breaky family!

I just heard this really awesome band, Metro Station. Seriously one of the best albums I've heard in a while, synth pop-electro-punk rock and the singer is gorrrgeous. So pretty in fact that I decided I needed to find out more about him.. Turns out, his name is Trace Cyrus and HE IS MILEY CYRUS' BIG BROTHER.

What the!? Billy Ray Cyrus' son is this tattooed punk rock kid? It kinda makes me like that whole family a little more, which is scary because I already really like Miley Cyrus.

All silliness aside you should really go download some Metro Station.. you won't last more than about 2 minutes before your ass starts shaking.

Monday, June 16, 2008

new pyrex!

I was so happy when I found this particular pyrex at savers about a week ago. Its a pattern that has always eluded me.. until now! Its called the "friendship" pattern and I have always wanted a piece from that collection. I want more of course, but to at least find one proves that there must be more out there too. That same trip to savers I found another really obscure pyrex bowl but I haven't taken a picture of it. Viva Pyrex!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Lets scare the shit out of white America"

I just got a text from my dad asking me if i had youtubed "Barack the Magic Negro"... I hadn't, so of course I went and looked it up.

Pretty. Fucking. Funny.

I love my dad!

Definition of Disturbing.

The definition of disturbing is finding your sisters undies in your brothers truck.

At least said brother has been letting a male friend drive his truck.. but that still means my sister is a hoskank... haha.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Don't Mess with a girl with a gun.

Last sunday was Lo's birthday party. Her parties are always fun and interesting. The only small children that are ever there are one that are related.. last year it was the half english half russian speaking daughter of my brother Doug. She is cute but I really can't understand what she says. This year, Scott and Sophie brought their son Luke - cutest kid EVER. Even when he thought the party was for him and he should help Lora tear the paper off each present. Still, the adult to child ratio.. at a childs birthday party always makes me laugh. Our adopted sisters Sarah and Maddie both came too, but I think they were just mostly there for the cupcakes. Once the grown ups left I had to start the water war that Lora had been wanting. I thought I had come prepared to be victorious.. I had a ton of water balloons and a big squirt gun but little did I know that Aimee had just armed Jon with a huge, high pressure, if you get squirted with it, it hurts water gun. Game over.

If you want to see the rest of the birthday party pictures just head over to my flickr.. link box on the right!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Over the weekend a bunch of us went camping up Mt Timpanogos. It was super fun except for it being like 15 degrees at night. I wasn't aware that it would be so cold up there so I was definitely not prepared! I should have stolen one of the dogs to sleep in my sleeping bag with me to keep me warm. The second night I was so cold that I decided to just get up at about 5am and start a fire just to sit next to it!

Both of the dogs were surprizingly well behaved! Dopest just sat in one of the chairs close to the fire for hours but everytime any of the boys would take off on the dirt bikes they would go chase after them. Silly dogs..! You can see pictures from my cold camping adventures on my flickr.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Officially Friends!

Yes! Archie just added me as a friend on myspace! I guess I finally have a good reason to check my myspace more often now.. I just left him a comment, it was short but to the point!

flickr funtime

i stole this from maddie.. who stole it from someone else..

Its pretty much a neat little mosaic picture made up of your answers to 12 basic questions..

Go make your own! Its fun and easily kills about 10 minutes of boredom!

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

David Archuleta just broke my heart.

Actually the money sucking head honchos at American Idol broke my heart. Little Archie was going to do a $1 concert/q&a type event at the E center on friday before he heads back to L.A. to start rehearsals for the tour and although there was a verbal agreement that it was ok.. apparently today they changed their minds and said no, he is not allowed to make any public appearances in any city until after the AI tour has passed through that city - so they had to cancel it.

I was beyond excited about this, especially since I probably won't be able to go see him on the AI tour this summer.. Why did they have to mess with me like this!?