Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I have the strangest horoscope app on my iPhone, and the analogies it gives always makes for a good laugh.  But today, it actually gave some nice advice!


It's rumored that a man in the rainforest of Brazil has discovered the fountain of youth.  He's keeping the location of this life-giving fountain under lock and key.  It's not because he wants it for himself, or because he hopes to profit by selling the precious water to millions of desperate people.  He's keeping it hidden because he fears that if humans thought they could remain young forever, they'd miss out on the true meaning of life.  Think about that today if you fail to live in the moment, or to appreciate those who love you.  The true fountain of youth is to see your life as a miraculous fountain of wonder--every single day.

Totally patched up the kind of emptiness I've been feeling lately, so hopefully it will enlighten you too! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

somewhere out there

"A guy out there was meant to be the love of your life, your best friend, your soul mate, the one you can tell your dreams to.
He'll brush the hair out of your eyes.
Send you flowers when you least expect it.
He'll stare at you during the movies, even though he paid $8 to see it.
He'll call to say goodnight or just because he is missing you.
He'll look in your eyes and tell you, "you're the most beautiful girl in the world."
And for the first time in your life, you'll believe it."

--Nicholas Sparks

Friday, July 22, 2011

twenty-one pieces of advice

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

Marry a person you love to talk to.  As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.

When you say, "I love you," mean it.

When you say, "I"m sorry," look the person in the eye.

Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

Believe in love at first sight.

Never laugh at anyone's dreams.  People who don't have dreams don't have much.

Love deeply and passionately.  You might get hurt, but it's the only way to live life completely.

In disagreements, fight fairly.  Please no name calling.

Don't judge people by their relatives.

Talk slowly, but think quickly.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Say "Bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Remember the three R's:
Respect for self.  Respect for others.  Responsibility for all your actions.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Smile when picking up the phone.  The caller will hear it in your voice.

Spend some time alone.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Kelcy and I have exactly one month left in Los Angeles.  It's bittersweet.  I'm excited to go back to Arizona for a couple weeks, and then head off on an adventure I can't even comprehend right now.  But, I'm also going to miss everything about California.  The weather, the windy roads, the copious activities at every corner, and the friends we've made.  Hopefully it's less of a "goodbye" and more of a "see you later"...after all, the plan is to get a job in L.A. right after graduation in May.

In other news, Vegas was INCREDIBLE!!  I want to go back.  Like next weekend.  It was basically every adjective you can think of all huddled into one weekend.  

Oh...and now it's CARMAGEDDON.  So you know this weekend isn't going to be the blast that Vegas was.  But, in order to make things fun...Kelcy and I are going to have a Final Destination movie marathon.  We were going to make it Harry Potter...but duh, all of the Harry Potter's at every video store have been checked out.  

Sorry for the massive rant, but I've been wanting to blog about all three of those things and I finally got around to it :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

viva las vegas

I am so excited for Vegas this weekend!! The room just got finalized today.  The Venetian, baby :)  Being 21 has been amazing so far...from the weekend in AZ to being here in Cali.  Too bad the camera from our 21st birthday got stolen had some truly epic pictures on it.  

And to get excited for Vegas...some pictures of recent nights out on the town <3

P.S. Any suggestions on where to eat/drink/play in Vegas?!