Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paperman by Disney

if you haven't seen the new Disney short film 'Paperman' then you need to click on the link at the end of this post right this very instant. Seriously. Get to it!

What you will see is the cutest ever love story told in less than 10 minutes. Well, after the beginning of 'Up' when Ellie and Carl fall in love, obviously. 'Paperman' is simple, sophisticated, and absolutely adorable.

Kudos to Disney for bringing magic to the mundane real world.

Paperman - Full Animated Short Film

Friday, January 18, 2013

missed opportunities

Missed opportunities suck. All you're left with is regret. What if you had just put yourself out there, asked a question, said something? But guess what? The opportunity has passed and now you're just left thinking, "next time...."

The other night at the gas station i ran into the cutest guy. How cute? He reminded me of Skylar Astin from Pitch Perfect; that's how cute. He was in front of me getting fountain drinks with a couple other guys. When they went to the register he explained that the two guys have mental disabilities and he's their mentor, which is why it took them a little longer to get their drinks. Seriously? He's cute AND a mentor? Good heavens.

The whole time my thoughts were going "ask him out, say something, do something, spark a small conversation, anything!" And yet.....nothing. People ask people out all the time, right? So why on Earth did i have to miss out an opportunity to put myself out there and meet someone? Because i think too much, that's why. Well you know what? Next time i will say something. Even if it's a stupid question. What's the worst that could happen? He could say no and have a good story to tell his friends about the crazy getting a fountain drink. i think i can handle that.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Sometimes technology just plain sucks. One day your account works fine and dandy and the next it's telling you that it's all wrong and you have to go through what feels like 500 hoops just to prove that it is, in fact, your account and now you need to think of a new password. Why is that? No freaking clue. it just is. That's technology. Tomorrow i'll love it because it's finally working, but for now all i can say is "Blah!"

Monday, January 7, 2013

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

it's been a while since i've written and, quite frankly, i'm not so sorry about it. i got back to Provo after Thanksgiving and life became a whirlwind of end-of-semester projects, finals, work, cleaning checks, preparing for Christmas and finally, Christmas break itself.

My break didn't consist of crazy parties or anything, just family time. it was perfect. There were plenty of sleepovers at my sisters' houses, playing with the kids, and spending time with the rest of the family. Dad even watched a few episodes of FRIENDS with me. :)

AND my little Zoester has cupcake footie pajamas that match my fleece cupcake pants! We were rather proud of that and she even brought them when she got to spend the night with me. AND my most proud moment over break was when she was riding on her scooter and called "Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Come watch me!" i've wanted her to call me Auntie Em for forever! Yay! 
Now i know most end-of-the-year posts are about reflection and what can i do better. But you know what? i'm tired and school has started again. As has The Bachelor which is a must-see for me and the girlies.

So goodbye 2012, it was wonderful! And hello 2013, let's make it a jolly good and fancy-shmance year!

Notice the fancy-shmance 'staches ;)