Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Band Perry - If I Die Young


2011 Camping Trip

Friday, June 24, 2011


Talisa is back from Germany!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


{Last night was sort of wonderful.}

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Scratch that.
No more worrying, everything's good.

More work.
I love Expertech.
Firestone can burn.
Back on track.

I'm really happy.

Oh and Banana Bungalow in San Diego with Joni and Meggae to look forward to.
Bring me that beach.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Changed my brake light last night.
Turned out to be much easier than I thought it was. Now a safety inspection and registration-this stuff is just a hassle sometimes ya know? Now me and Catherine need to figure out our shower drain, I need to pay Ashlie for rent and utilities and get to planning this house warming party.
Also. I kinda need to ramp up my work ethic. I keep leaving work early to be with him or to go and do crazy things with my friends but.. I really need to get back to packing the money away. Who knows what's going to happen in the fall?

Last night was a good example.
But it was worth it!
We went over to Jess's and played some games, watched Jurassic Park (left a little bit early but finished it back at my parents house). We talked with my parents for a bit before they headed to bed ( Mum just came back from North Carolina).

Oh dear.
Good times.
I think he's starting to get the puzz, and he's been pretty quick on the uptake as far as racial jokes go. He made an AMAZING racial joke last night while watching JP. It was hilarious. I was blown away by it. It was.... impressive.

Good night.
One more week to worry.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I love the part in fairy tales that's very near the end.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I forgot my camera at my apartment.
But next time I head out here I'll bring it and post the B. Lake pics.

It was exactly what the doctor ordered. A delightful little piece of land right next to the water. Sunshine. A cool breeze. Light fluffy clouds. 8 wonderful friends. And some relaxation. Us girls sat and enjoyed the view while the guys went to go find burgers, fries and shakes. Once they came back we watched Albert and Henock take to the water in wetsuits then some of us started up a game of volleyball. They had a sweet underwater camera they were throwing around. Lots of fun. The lake is so high right now, hardly any beach.

We watched as they shook the playground almost out of it's roots, kicked the soccer ball around and then took a nap among the daisies. Light chatter. And all of a sudden it was about 6 and time to head back. But not before grabbing a meal accompanied with an amazing shake. Good times.
I learned some things about Mongolia and then through the canyon home.

An hour after getting back he came over and we went for a drive past the haunted mansion. It's an amazing place. Lots of chimney's and windows. Overgrown grass and vines creeping up the side of the entire building. Broken down car in the driveway. If you don't know where it is you wouldn't see it. It's nicely hidden just off a main road. It was too light to do anything so he kept driving and up Green Canyon we went. Stopped and hiked the cave-which we will camp at one day, and all the way up to the top. Through puddles, cool breeze, new music, some interesting conversation. We headed down back to my apartment.

Watched a sweet documentary. Totally forgot we were going to the mansion and then he passed out on the floor while I played the guitar for about a half hour. I snuggled up to him after awhile and eventually he woke up and we remembered that the mansion was waiting.

We never made it though. Instead we cuddled on the love sack and talked about church doctrine and other things. Good conversation. Watched the results of a fight in my apartment parking lot go down and then it was time to say goodbye. We missed curfew by a half hour, but that's a lot better than 3 and half hours. We're working on it. Always.

It was another wonderful night.
And I'm still falling.
So happy.

So content.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I NEED to get better at taking my camera with me when I go places.
It used to be glued inside my purse, but then it became unglued somehow.
.....Not to articulate today.

Last night was WONDERFUL.
No. It was better than that but my internal thesaurus is on break for the morning.
I got off work early (YES) and decided to go for a drive. I purchased some new music and needed to get away to explore it. The weather is finally beautiful and I HAD to pay tribute towards that. I found myself heading out to Clarkston. So I could see him obviously, but also because it's nothing but green pastures and stretches of perfected blue sky.

It was invigorating:
Windows rolled down, deep bass, speed, minimal traffic.
He opened the door. Eyes lit up all sparkly and the most excited smile stretched across that face.
I am the luckiest girl in the world. We went for a spin over the dam. It's much bigger than I thought. It was like a scene out of a movie. Sunlight radiating across the water, the green leaves from the trees flickering in the light, the sound of a little motorboat making it's way out to a secluded fishing spot. We just walked around talking and laughing and swatting mosquitos.

Next he showed me his thinking spot.
I got this warm feeling inside and couldn't stop smiling.
It's a beautiful spot on the other side of the dam. When the moon is bright and full you can look across it and see the reflection and the lights in the city. I asked him what he thought about when he was there. He told me a little bit and that's when it happened.
I'm falling in love with him.
I've started the descent.

Next we headed across the "short divide" to Cutler. I'd never been there before but it was the perfect night to go on a little adventure. We watched the train trundle slowly by, then got out and took to the tracks. It was starting to get dark but the rails were strangely illuminated. We crossed the first bridge- "Hobo Bridge" as he put it because apparently there are sleeping bags and other things laying strewn all over the place down there-it was a little nerve racking. Mostly because I have ZERO depth perception in the dark. Also because of potential hobos. It was pretty funny, he told me that when he goes up there he likes to walk along the edge where on the otherside there's a 60ft drop-he's an adrenaline junky. Then he said "But you probably won't let me do that huh?" I just laughed because.. he's right. No way in the world was I going to let him perform that little stunt. Though he did clamber down onto some rocks to see if there were people sleeping under there. We crossed and came to the first tunnel.

It was rough standing at the beginning of it waiting for him to check out if things were safe. He disappeared into the dark. I didn't like that. AT ALL. And was thoroughly relieved when I saw him reappear. We walked through, and there was the dam! All lit up and picturesque. We stopped for a few minutes, I watched him throw rocks into it then we decided to make it to the next bridge before turning back. By this time it was really dark. At the second bridge we stopped, looked down, he wanted to spit off of it. So he did. My boyfriend is 12. But it was fun. On the way back we had an amazing discussion about.. well, the past.

We stopped at the cement platform and sat down to enjoy the sound of rushing water and each others company. Down on the walkway we saw a racoon skittering about and we threw some more rocks in. After talking for a little bit it was time to face the tunnel again. That was hard but once through I could breathe easy, across the last bridge and back to the moonlit tracks.

On the drive back we talked about silly things, listened to some amazing music and just.. enjoyed the evening breeze. We sat and talked in his driveway for a few hours. Several hours. Had some fun, and then it was 4am and the light in his parents room flickered on. I guess they get up THAT early for work um.. just about every day.
We're getting bad and blowing off curfew, but recommitted last night to it. We both need to be better about that. We both WILL be better about it.

I drove quietly as I could away and he slipped inside the back door.
Great night. WISH I would have brought my camera.

Tonight I think I'm showing him the abandoned house in the city adjacent to mine.
No. I won't be going inside with him, and I don't think I'll actually LET him go inside, just how I wouldn't let him walk along the edge of that bridge. But I'll certainly let him look at it.. from the outside.. standing back from the road..

Very happy.
And today I'm spending my day at B. Lake with some old friends from Sville!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



I dunno.
It's just really nice to have THAT friend again.
It's been a really long time since I've had that, and I really don't want any of it to go away.
The last 2 nights have been amazing.
Sunday night was a little rough, but he called around 2am and talked to me until about 330am. It was a good chat, he told me a couple jokes, asked me some pretty interesting questions, and I just laughed. A lot. It felt good.
Last night we played a racing game. Totally sucked it up but he's awesome at not making me feel like a loser because of it. Then we watched Demetri Martin.

The sketch scared me though.
He was planning on going fishing at 7am so when the time came I left.
Actually.. more like flew out of there. Kinda left in a whirlwind.
Later at home I sent him a text expressing my worries. All I got back was an "LOL".
Course I think he was still half asleep... but I know we have different ideas about, well, everything-this just adds to my worry.

But here are some good things:
The sun is bright and sky is clear today.
My room mate Catherine is back from Ecuador and we're already becoming really good friends.
I was double scheduled, but found someone to cover one of my shifts.
I got a lot of sleep last night.
I voiced a BUNCH of concerns I had at the "Mandatory Employee Meeting" last night.
I finally bought some groceries! And they will all be delicious.
Talisa is back from Germany in a few days.
Victoria and Cami are up visiting for the next 2 days.


Monday, June 13, 2011


DANCE fool. Dance!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


It was 2 to 2. And on my last hit I called the right pocket, but it bounced back into a WRONG pocket. I lost. But I suppose that's okay because I kicked his trash at bowling the last time we went out. We acquired the best table in the joint. It was incredibly enjoyable. We made our way to RedBox afterwards and rented... wait for it... NARNIA!! I really like the last movie because of the parallels I see with my beliefs. I love the part where Aslan says "In order to beat the darkness out there, you must first conquer the darkness within yourself". And also the part where Eustace couldn't change by himself. He needed Aslan and the way he described was "A good hurt, like pulling a thorn out of your side".

Man, love that movie.
ALMOST.. ALMOST teared up, but not quite.

We also decided to try out some Ben&Jerry's Karamel Sutra ice cream. Um. Delicious.
An evening that left me feeling very content. And plans for July 4th. Camping! Somewhere!
I haven't ran in about a week-should probably get on that.

Things are getting better.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I've got a lot of catching up to do.
Got a lot of CATCHING to do.
So that's the plan today.
To catch.

Painting cabinets later this afternoon.
Best friend coming back to town.

Ugh.. Here we go.

Friday, June 3, 2011


All I wanna do, is clean out this garage in peace.
And not have Darius die before Talisa gets back from Germany.

Just realized I never pulled my ipod from the charger.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Now that's what I'm talking about.
Last night, when I needed help "the posse" responded.
I just realized that I already have a couple clubs with unwritten rules..and this is a good example.
I love that THAT circle will always be there when things are dire-even though we don't keep in very good contact anymore and it would be stretch to say any of us were still REALLY friends. I like when it really comes down to it-we're there for each other. And for that I will always be grateful.

Congratulations Bradey on your upcoming marriage-may it be a partnership full of love and fun times.

Not getting much work with the weather being this bad and things slowing down at Savannah's. Applying at a couple different places later on this afternoon but for now I've resorted to pulling weeds and cleaning out the garage at my parents place. But at least it's money right.

Then I plan on at least starting to learn a new song on the guitar. I've decided I want to learn at least 5. All easy. Just to have something else to play-and I'll just make up a bunch of different lyrics (cause that's the part where I feel most comfortable). Also, the Vegas song. Really wanna get that thing crackin'.

Last night was great.
Went to a shooting party with Jeff and some of his friends. It was a good time. I totally blew apart a 7 up bottle with a shotgun. It was awesome, and we played around with some other guns. I think my favorite part was just sitting in the pasture enjoying being away from roads and city and people and noise. It was beautiful and as I walked up the hill I thought it would have been a perfect picture moment. But I did not bring my camera. Dag.

Later he came over.
We broke curfew again.

But again, it wasn't my fault :D
He's cute.