Thursday, May 28, 2009

from the top of the bottom

one of the girls i went to china with had a goal she told us about. she wanted to fold one thousand paper cranes. (i wish i could remember exactly why she wanted to do it. i can't.) she had a supply of paper she carried around with her and when we had our "lost" parties or just were all hanging out talking, she would be folding and folding. if i remember correctly, she got to the point where she could just fold them without thinking about it - she could carry on a conversation or be completely absorbed in "lost" and her little hands would be working away.
i think about that a lot, for some reason. i remember reading this book in elementary school and wishing i could fold some paper cranes. and today i thought "why can't i?" so i'm gonna do it. i would like to have them finished by the end of the summer (my mom's birthday is august 27th. that makes a good deadline.) supposedly once you have folded a thousand you can make a wish. that gives me ample time to come up with something really great to wish for.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

et moi je t'aime un peu plus fort

here's another good video... annie showed me this one, and every time i watch it i want to go use some sidewalk chalk and make somewhere pretty. i just wish i understood french. i'm sure the song is way better when you know what she is saying (although i really like it in spite of that.)

Coeur de Pirate Comme des enfants from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

on a different note, does anyone know if it is too late to marry carmelo anthony? i think that may be my new calling in life.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

please don't stop

i've had this "jimmy jam" on repeat all day. this version i found on youtube is different, and better, than the one i have on my ipod. i like that it is acoustic, and there is no crowd yelling. also, i love how gnarly they look. go ahead, give it a listen.

obviously, i love it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

slip another smile in your pocket

i think one of the signs you are watching too much basketball is when you start finding dirk nowitski attractive. i'm a little worried... however, i am excited about these next couple of weeks. these games are gonna be incredible.
if i can't cheer for the jazz, i guess lebron is the next best thing... (and if the jazz aren't in the playoffs, i don't have to stress. i can just relax and enjoy the games, which is always nice. i'm trying to look on the bright side.)
go cavs!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

all flowers remind me of you

mother's day in a singles ward can be pretty interesting - i never know what to expect. today was a good day, and it got a lot better when the whole elders quorum came into relief society and sang to us, and brought in enough candy bars for everyone to have two. they sang this song (click the link and sing along! i did...) and the last part seemed especially perfect to me:

"for if i love blossoms and meadows and walking, i learned how to love them, dear mother, from you."

i am grateful to all of the good examples of mothers in my life - my young women leaders, my friends (especially my best friend), my friend's moms, my grandmas, and most importantly my own beautiful and incredibly amazing mother. i have been influenced by their examples, and if i am ever a mother someday i hope i can be almost as good as they are. thanks, and i love you guys! happy mother's day!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

it's a mess out there

alrighty, since it has been a shameful amount of time since i last blogged, and i'm not feeling particularly partial to any one subject, here is a random assortment of things:

- my predictions were awful. i'm going to chalk it up to the fact that i'm a rookie at those predictions... that sounds like a good enough excuse. i should have listened to chuck more. and i can't believe i got more advancing teams right in the east than the west. whatever, i'm still cool.

- go cavs! lebron definitely deserved to win mvp, in my opinion. (i will make one more prediction - lakers and cavs in the finals. i may regret that, judging by what happened yesterday but i'm going to stick with it. alright, one more - the cavs will win it all. if you are interested in why i think that, you know where to find me. i love to talk about it, because i feel smart.)

- i promise these won't all be about basketball...

- it is getting too hot! almost 100 already - not cool. i might die.

- if you are having trouble sleeping, i suggest going to the zoo with a one year old in aforementioned hot weather. that will wear you out faster than anything. i actually fell asleep before midnight last night, which is rarer than a rarity.

- sometimes i wish i could live on the 23rd floor of a building in downtown phoenix. the view would be awesome. i just have a crazy intense fear of heights, which was not overcome when i went skydiving like i thought it would be. (also, i'm not sure there are apartments like that in downtown phoenix.)

- i love china

- i think one of my favorite things in the world is remembering about music on my ipod that is really good but that i haven't listened to in a long long time. it's like finding new music, except i already know all the words.

that is all. i hope to have more interesting things to post about in the near future. and once again, i apologize about all the basketball talk. i'm obsessed.