Tuesday, March 18, 2008

it's a wild world

i am now the proud (unofficial) aunt to a bouncing baby boy! Jessi had her baby on Thursday and he's the greatest thing ever. meet scott albert bori!

it's a little strange, because i know he's not technically a member of my family, but he really is awesome enough to be related to me! this is the first newborn i've held in a long time, and i thought i was going to break him, but i didn't. i can't wait for my brothers to get crackin so i can have some more nieces and nephews!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

one long emergency

it has come to my attention recently that i tend to over-dramatize things. bad. the other day i was in the car with my mom and remembered something i needed to do when i got back home, so i freaked out a little. maybe a lot... she almost crashed the car. (i guess since i acknowledged it in the first sentence, no sense in trying to hide the extent of my theatrics.) i don't think this is something i've been doing my whole life, or i'm sure someone would have punched me in the face long long ago. (maybe someone, or multiple people, want to and they are just too nice.) so i did a little research and found these tips on wiki-how.

- If you have trouble ignoring drama, imagine you're sitting in an airplane taking off, watching the cars and buildings get smaller and smaller. You are that small. You're actually smaller. Your problem is only in your head. Imagine how small your head is compared to one of those cars.

- Think about how much time is wasted when you create drama. Unnecessary tension in your relationships is created, your health deteriorates from the stress, and your face will age sooner.

- If you were suddenly hit by a truck before the end of the day, would all your dramatics help you heal or walk again if you have not already died? Only a fierce spirit with a positive outlook will get you that far.

what the? those could be dangerous... i should really try to stop. i don't want my face to prematurely age. who knows what kind of consequences that could have!

Monday, March 10, 2008

some dust on the dash

i've decided that since i'm planning on becoming an English major in the very near future, i better start a blog, since in that area i'm probably far far behind my future fellow English students. and, if anyone is interested, it will probably be a good way for my friends and family up here in Orem to stay updated while i'm down in the valley of the sun. also, i was reading kira's and i was inspired. i'm nowhere near as creative or funny as she is, but maybe i can be interesting enough for the people who may read this occasionally. right now, i'm listening to the format and thinking of all the things i hope to do someday, so i'm going to make a list.

1 - sail around the world. i've never even been sailing, so who knows if i would like it, but it seems like something i would probably like. and i love the beach, so what better way to see the world's beaches?
2 - be in a band. i've talked to multiple people about this possiblity, and everyone i've talked to seems interested, but so far nothing has actually come of it. i don't even care if we never perform more than once, but one of these days i'm going to sing (and play the tambourine) with a band onstage, goshdangit!
3 - pay off my car. school is seeming so expensive at the moment (probably the non-resident tuition. stupid rules...) and i'm starting to stress, so this better happen sooner rather than later.
4 - clean out my ipod. there's a lot of junk on there.

this is just a short list, but certain songs always make me think of the future and the things i'd like to do, so i thought of them until the song changed...