Thursday, April 29, 2010 7 Comments

Awkward Hugs: Defined

This post is inspired primarily by awkward hugs seen often by the likes of me, and also by this web cartoon that made me giggle.

Pictured right: Normal Hug, featuring Jessica and Graeme. Normal is not the focus of this post. But still.

This event took place last night. The following images are dedicated to those who did not know at the time that I would feature them on the blog. Way to live the awkwardness, my friends.

DaiDream Believers

Has anyone else recognized that these last two posts have referenced great sixties songs? This one is the Monkee's 'Daydream Believer', and the last one was The Lovin Spoonful's 'Daydream'. Is anyone else a classic song nerd like me? If not they should be.

Anyway - People went through my site and filled it out! I was surprised, I didn't know if anyone actually would, but I got three! I feel victorious. And they are thus featured:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2 Comments

I'm lost in a DaiDream!

Lindsey's final web design project for her web essentials class:

(Click the link now, cause I don't know how much longer UVU will host it.)

We had to create a vacation site. I could not choose a single destination. I want to go everywhere. Also, I have no money, and I'm not a very avid hitchhiker. So what should I do?

The solution to this is simple. I invented a company called DaiDream. Go ahead and explore it. It is my brainchild. (Note, it's all hand-coded, so it's not the epitome of webdom - but it's not half bad.)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3 Comments


I love bachelorette parties. You get to take ridiculous pictures of your girlfriends doing stupid things. Not only are they fun, but by the end of the night I usually come to realize how truly innocent I am.

Ya know, I didn't think I was that innocent, but not kidding, I was quite happy with myself about how clueless I was the entire time. Maybe that's not something to be proud of, but you know what, I don't care. I am pure as the fresh fallen snow! TAKE THAT WORLD.

I look forward to future bachelorette parties. I will probably still be clueless, and as such, still be happy with myself. Just smile and nod. Story of my life.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 6 Comments

Men with Pipes (The Vocal Kind)

Every girl has a little weakness. It can be style, smell, height, sense of humor... anything. Anyone who has listened in on any amount of girl talk knows this to be true. I will come out now and admit my own.

When a man can sing, he goes up about 30 fold on my holy-geeze-you're-amazing scale.

This is not because I sing, nor because I spent so many years in performance choirs and such. No. It is because I grew up on these.
Monday, April 19, 2010 0 Comments

Bryce and Crystal's Wedding

I love Bryce, I love Crystal, and oh how I love photo ops...

Spring is here. Let the weddings and engagements and babies commence.

Yep, I went a bit picture crazy again. But that's ok, because crazy is what I do best.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4 Comments

I Shall Rule The World

I reached a conclusion today. This conclusion plays heavily in my favor. Let me explain...

The internet is taking over the world.
I'm writing a paper on the inherit risks of online networking, and as such have done my research on this. You can find EVERYTHING online. Shopping, banking, vacation plans, photo sharing, music, stocks, friendships, books, businesses, jobs, education, organizations, news, blah blah blah... we have reached the digital age my friends. I am convinced that if I wished to become a fat blob in a dark room for the rest of my life, I could pull it off. You can have all of your needs mailed right to your door. If you get lonely, you can even buy an imaginary friend on eBay.
Monday, April 12, 2010 4 Comments

What is Londonderry?

I was recently talking to a friend of mine from France, kind of like a digital-age pen pal if you will, and the topic of my position in Relief Society came up. I explained roughly what Relief Society is, and what the ward was, and... well... the more I thought about it, the more I realized the uniqueness of my situation.

There are home wards, there are college wards, there are singles wards, and then there's Londonderry. I defy you to find another ward comparable to this one. If the LDS community is a unique and peculiar people in comparison to the world... I would have to say that the Londonderrians are a unique and peculiar people in comparison to the LDS community.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 4 Comments

The Joys of Blindness

I decided that, since I'm a web design major and all, I should make my blog look a bit sleeker. So... I did.

But anyway, my story: I was supposed to go to the optometrist last... uh... August. I still had two boxes of contact lenses left, and I was prepping to start school again. With all that going on, I didn't know if I could handle the scrutiny of, "Number one..... or number two? One.......... or two? Two....... or three?" They look the same, Mr. Glasses Man. (At this point, I must reference Mr. Brian Regan.) So I decided to not worry about it.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 5 Comments


MormonMessages on YouTube - an absolutely fantastic thing for the youth of today.

I think this is a sign that Priesthood Session is no longer to be a vague secretive affair for the men, only available to women in text a month later...

I am so excited for this. Priesthood Session talks are almost always my favorite talks. It restores my faith in men in general...

Please click to expand this posting, ladies (and gentlemen, if you so choose), if you wish to watch these videos! I have placed them here in chronological order.

PS - Photo from Scott Davis, whom I found completely by accident.
Apparently he is one of the photographers for the Ensign Magazine conference issues!
Very cool!
Friday, April 2, 2010 0 Comments

March 2010 Video

I used to do these once a year... just a big culmination of what my year was. I enjoy making these videos too much!!! I can't wait a year to make them public; I just can't. So here's the video from March. At the end of it is the video I mentioned from San Francisco. (The end meaning... about 1:15 into it.) Utterly hilarious, especially at the very end (5:18). I implore you to watch it. The music rocks too...

January and February's videos I have placed in my Video Archives page. They have awesome music and awesome people as well. Enjoy!

(I've tried to fix the privacy settings so that the video is available to anyone with a Facebook account, make sure you're logged in, and if it doesn't work for you please let me know!)
Thursday, April 1, 2010 2 Comments

This General Conference...

Why am I so excited about General Conference this spring?

I have laughed at myself for about two weeks now, in realization that I was looking forward to General Conference more than I had looked forward to San Francisco. I am more excited for General Conference than I am for the end of the semester and the summer that will follow. You name it: my 21st birthday, Christmas, flowers, hiking, friends coming home from missions... I am more excited for General Conference than I am just about anything else, and refuse to miss it. Why?