Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthday Weekend

"Barack Obama reminds me of a young me." - James Franco

This weekend was my nephew's second birthday! So of course I had to bake something. This year instead of cupcakes I went with cake pops. 

Step 1: Bake a cake. 

Step 2: Prepare supplies.

Step 3: Take a picture of yourself with cake to prove you made it. 

Step 4: Mix cake with icing. 

Step 5: Watch adorable nephew try and help you. 

Step 6: Place cake/icing mixture in freezer for about 15 minutes so that it gets a little thicker. 
Step 7: Roll cake/icing mixture into balls. 

Step 8: Melt some chocolate and dip sticks in this so that they will stay in the balls. 

Step 9: Refrigerate balls with sticks in them for about 1 hour. 
Step 10: Melt more chocolate and dip cake pops into it. 

Step 11: Allow chocolate to harden then decorate.

Step 12: Eat. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What I'm doing instead of homework

I've been trying to master this black and white effect that I like but I didn't get quite there. Next time...

This was a color edit. I am trying to stay closer to natural tones. I tend to go towards blue/ purple shades so this was an experiment of sorts. If anyone wants to know how I do the edits just ask. They are pretty easy to do. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I like you very much... just as you are

"You're so beautiful."
"I think you're perfect." 
"You are the most beautiful girl I've ever seen."
"I love you." 

These are all things I've heard within the past month or so from boys in my life. So why do I feel like this.....


 Oh well....

Friday, April 13, 2012

ebuT uoY

Some videos I found interesting this week. 

Monday, April 9, 2012


I've been taking a lot of pictures lately. This is one of Chelsea and her husband for their two year anniversary. She found this really pretty field of yellow flowers that we think are canola flowers. 

On Saturday I went to my cousin's son's second birthday party. It was at a park and the weather was really nice. The theme was sponge bob. 

The next Friday morning I took some shots of Jessie's filming project for Routes TV. It was very interesting to see how it was filmed and may I say they were all very professional I wouldn't even have realized they were students. 

This weekend I returned to the mother land (Altus) for Easter with the family. This was the first time Jaiden had gone Easter hunting with us and it was so much fun. He was not quite able to pick up eggs or know what was going on but he did know candy when he saw it and he ended up with enough suckers to last the year. After that we went to Eldorado to visit my dad's side of the family and it was nice to see everyone and their kids. There are so many babies now. I was definitely at the later end of my generation gap. While there my dad acquired yet another truck. This one is really nice though and thank goodness because he needed one. It's pearl white and looks amazing inside. Can't wait to ride in it. Besides battling the plague ( aka allergies of death) I had an amazing weekend. Got all my dumb homework done and got a lot of rest for the ankle. The swelling went all the way down it looked like I had two normal feet! That will surely go away soon once I return to my normal 12 hour work/school schedule. Three more weeks till surgery! 

Friday, April 6, 2012


 "I went on a shopping spree. Very destructive, I bought 13 pianos." 
-The Office

I did some online shopping the other day. I know not a productive use of my money. I think I have the shopping disease. But I don't know if any of you have seen the show Awkward. It's my favorite. I love love love it and I had to buy a shirt of course. I also think I am a rather awkward person and feel this shirt could also be used to describe me.

 I've been meaning to buy this for a while. It's an awesome invention. I love instagram and StickyGram allows you to turn your fave pics into magnets. I also bought some for gifts. 

I got a new phone case....ok this one I know I didn't need but look how pretty it is. 

And my final purchase, a mini piƱata. I bought this because I saw someone hang this from their rearview mirror and thought it was a really cute idea. I'm having seconds thoughts now. Shoppers regret. Oh well. 

And to end this post: Does anyone else think that it's so weird that no one has made mention of ticket oak's lazy eye??? It creeps me out! I did some research and it mentions nothing on their website about why he looks like a tree experiment gone wrong. Also there aren't really many post about it on the inter webs except for maybe one or two. I expected way more. Am I the only one it bothers? 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Because Chirping is for Nerdz!

“I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about abortion. It is appalling and a tragic reflection on the moral decay of our society…unless I need it, in which case, everybody be cool.” - Tina Fey

My favorite tweet quotes this week: 


"a girl so feminine and perfect that half a piece of trident was too much for her to handle"

-I loved this quote because there is always that girl. You know the bitch I speak of. The one that everyone thinks is just soooo cute and delicate and what a girl should be that you secretly wish would fall down two flights of stairs. I'm not a dainty girl. I like to pride myself on the fact that I can relate to the nerdy things boys talk about or get down and dirty when a house needs to be painted Then there are times I'm reminded that boys just can't realize how awesome a girl is for doing that and get sidetracked by the size 0 that flutters by with her long hair and daisy duke shorts. I hate this girl. Yes you look amazing and can get any guy you want. Leave my guys (I try to trick into being my friends) alone.

I want to be on the opposite side of that whole "oh I got so busy with work/life that I wasn't able to text you until today"..two days later

-This one is one of my own quotes. I've been burned yes and I'm really trying to get over that.....defriending on fb and deleting a phone number are the only ways I've done this. Maybe one day I'll stop thinking about him too but till then I will remain burned. It's funny how at the time you can realize this is so not the right person you should be with but when they realize that too it kind of sucks lol. Oh well. I feel this will be my life story....

"Let me have my photoshop...for today..is about dreamzzz"

- Ok if you know me you know I like to use photoshop. I try to use it in the best way possible. I'm not trying to make it seem like I don't have acne and don't weight 200 pounds because I really don't. I'm just covering the slightest imperfections on my face and making it look like I weigh 5 pounds less than I actually do. I mean who doesn't want that?
"Shove the old people out of the way! Shove the old and infirmed. If they are strong enough to resist you they deserve to live"

- I'm all about everyone for themselves but after being crippled I have learned how generous people actually are. I'm glad to say most people I meet while going to class or work are so nice to me and my dead leg. Faith in humanity restored.

"and the straight girls learned over the course of several years to stop falling in love with gay guys"

 -I have many gay guy friends. What's that saying? If you can't beat them, join them? That's my philosophy with my gay boys. If I can't date those beautiful faces then I must make them my bffs. Yes sometimes it pains me to see their adorable face but hey I don't want it to go away. My gays are also the best of friends. Reliable, fun, and always making me feel like I am at least 10x more attractive than I actually am. I bring my straight prospects to them without having the fear that the straight boy will see how hot my friends are because you know what...not his type lol. Nothing feels more reassuring than that and safe. I fall back on that a lot.

'He was super cute. In a 'handsomest guy in the AP Calculus class' kind of way."

-I'm really trying to figure out what kind of guy I'm attracted to. My friends joke that I have a type but I don't want to be limited to such a main stream title like that. I can get fun, I can get adventurous. I recently had some friend drama. Unrequited love. It sucks. It sucks even more when you are the person causing it. Everyone hates the girl/guy that doesn't like the best friend that would be perfect for them. I was that bitch. Ugh and I felt awful. What makes you be attracted to someone sexually? Is sexually too strong of a word? I don't even want to say it when I'm talking about my friend here. That's how uncomfortable I felt with this situation. He was my friend. Best friend I thought and then BAM. I take back our friendship, you can't have it any more. WTF? It's not fair and somehow it's my fault? Of course I run to tell people to hopefully get a reassuring response that it was in fact not my fault and you can't help who you like, and that was exactly what those awesome friends did for me but it doesn't make me feel any less shitty. I'm sure his intention was not to make me feel this way but alas I do. I will never understand boys and apparently should only start friending guys that I want to bang.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?"

"So, this is what I’m like: if you come over to my house, I need to know your first and last name. I need to have your phone number and a person who we both know so you can’t disappear forever in case you murder me. Ultimately, it comes down to this: How embarrassing would it be for me to be talking to a detective at a precinct after you tried to rape and murder me in my home, and not be able to tell them your name or any information about you because we were having a one-night stand? I’ve seen Law & Order: SVU, I know how it works." - Mindy Kaling

Currently reading (a.k.a. listening) to Mindy Kaling's book "Is everyone hanging out without me?" Love it. I relate to a lot of what she says and wish I could be as cool as her. So life....what is there to say. Well it's not going well. That's an understatement. Still dragging around the dead leg, still single, losing friends by the handful, and due to all of this still battling alcoholism. Unfulfilled is what you could call it. The end of school is getting ever closer and this only reminds me that I will soon have to work really hard and prepare myself for disappointment. Like I could use some more. I don't mean to be a Debbie here. I know that's total lame sauce but the fact remains; It's a scary thing..growing up. Let's cheer this shit up...umm free Starbucks at work today!?? no that's lame. Umm my adorable nephew is turning two soon! wait no one really cares about that besides me and my family. Ok this one is the winner: I have a cute gaybor!!! Yes a cute gay neighbor. Lilly once again played her wingwoman card and ran up to this cutie and won his heart. I've met him once after this event and we exchanged the usual 2am small talk. I fully expect for us to be bff soon and I see many sassy judgmental conversations about people we are secretly jealous of in our future. Speaking of other exciting events, I experienced my first police party bust! It wasn't quite the hiding behind couches and jumping fences experience I had imagined it would be. More like a "did the cops get called?!" "yeah" "oh ok" "Well see you guys later." Then I just saw two cops standing on the yard with a flash light that they would turn on once in a while. How disappointing, Norman PD. Where is my Super Bad experience I was fully prepared to have??? After this we also got stopped at a DUI checkpoint. I have never felt more reassured that I should never drive drunk. As one of my friends sadly now knows. Well I think this is enough for now. Hopefully in the next post I'll be writing about how I've hit it big and from this moment on demand to be called "Your awesomeness"...bye!