Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fancy Photographs

Ahhh yes my friends. I am going to start a little photographic series where I feature friends or complete strangers I find on Flickr. Expect little interviews and beautiful photos by talented artists in the days and weeks to come =]


TMZ is reporting that they have obtained photographic evidence that TUPAC SHAKUR is still alive. Oh please Lord make it true.

So maybe he's been presumed dead for 13 years now.. But I still have hope. Tupac. Love you.

Question of the blog:
Do you have any favorite musicians that have passed away?
Do you believe Tupac is still alive?!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Birthday Wishes

How do I say this to make it as unoffensive as possible? I don't really know how to say it, so I'll go right ahead. I don't really care about birthdays. I love the fact that people are born and that they are in my life, but shouldn't birthdays be in honor of the mother that had to give birth to you?! I mean come on, you didn't have to do anything! But really.. I don't honor many birthdays as big deals, and I especially don't care about mine.
Seeing as that this year my birthday falls on a Sunday and that my church is holding their annual spaghetti dinner, I feel as though my birthday will not be greatly celebrated. But that's really okay with me, because it's just another day! I'm not offended when I don't get birthday wishes, presents, or what have you. There are other days in the year which mean a lot more to me than my birthday.
Saying all of this, I do not look down on you for celebrating your birthday! I love celebrations, I'm sure I make too big of a deal when I have the opportunity to celebrate something, whether it be anniversary, holiday, etc. But I'm saying that my birthday is of no concern to me (probably at the lower end of my top 15 most important days of the year), BUT if you are feeling incredibly generous... I've got a list of 4 slash sort of 5 things that I am secretly hoping for for my birthday.
1. Animal Crossing on the Wii. Yes puh-lease.

2. A really nice electric toothbrush. Story of my life?

3. Just sayin, I only have volume 2, Issues 1-5 of the Amory Wars comic book. *hint hint* Don't hate me (Moorea.)

4. Nikon D80. Nuff said.

5. Another bible for writing in. I have this precious beloved bible of mine that I just can't highlight or write in. It's just so beautiful I don't want to destroy it.
I'm thinking none of these will happen, so I will just save up for each of them and buy them in the future. Ha. Or you could just buy me love Rita Meter Maid from the animal shelter.

Question of the blog:
What is your favorite day of the whole year? What holiday do you love to celebrate?

Monday, April 27, 2009

But You Learn, My God Do You Learn.

After a While

After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn
That kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child

And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is
Too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way
Of falling down in mid flight

After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers

And you learn
That you really can endure
That you are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
With every good bye you learn.

Veronica A. Shoffstall

And Here You Are, Glowing Sun

Dear Sigur Ros,
Thank you for letting me escape into your music, for creating sounds that make my mind run wild with imagination, for making me believe that I am still young.
Love Always,
Alexandra Seal

I love this song. This reminds me so much of last summer. I miss you friends. Times are changing, but know that you are always with me. I will never forget the adventures we have had. I intend to make many many more with all of you.

This is a rough translation from Icelandic. Thank you LyricWiki.

Now that you're awake
Everything seems different
I look around
But I see nothing at all

Tie my shoes so
Is she still in her pajamas?
In a dream she was born
I give a start
But the sun, is it her?
Where is she? In here?

But where are you?...

Go for a walk (I go for a walk)
And roam the streets
Can't see a thing (I can't see a thing)
And so I use the stars
She runs endlessly
And climbs out thus
She's the Glowing Sun
And comes out

I awake from a dream
To find my heart pounding, my hair tousled
Step out in front of the bed and see filthy shoes

And here you are, Glowing Sun
And here you are, Glowing Sun
And here you are, Glowing Sun
And here you are, Glowing Sun
And here you are...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Don't Look Back

One thing most people don't know about me:
When I am saying goodbye, specifically at an airport or driving away from someone, I do not look back once I have said goodbye. There have been a few instances where people have been slightly offended that I didn't look back at them when I was leaving them, and so, I say sorry to those people. But you all must understand how much I hate goodbyes. I do not trust the future. I trust God, but not the future. So when I say goodbye, I take it and I hold onto that good bye, not a "see ya later" or what have you.
My family has always made wishes on big bales of hay... Don't ask me why. Usually when we are on road trips, we will see giant trucks with bales of hay, and we say this rhyme,
"Bale of hay, bale of hay,
make a wish and look away."
Once you had made the wish, you had to look away as quick as possible.. I guess so that your wish could come true? And you weren't allowed to see that one again or else your wish wouldn't come true. I guess I sort of view it like that.. I make a wish and I keep that and I don't look back. I pray that wish of seeing them again will come true, but just in case, I don't look back. I hold that goodbye so close to my heart.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Only In Nevada City

This was in the police blotter yesterday:

At 5:58 p.m., a caller from Uren Street and Highway 49 reported a “possible spiritual body theft.”
Nevada County Sheriff's deputies were unable to locate the victim.

Love it.

Question of the blog:
Have you ever had to call the police?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crimson Memories

Sounded pretty scandalous, yes? You sicko. We're talking about kid shows here! Rude!

Did you ever have moments as a kid that were so odd and weird, that they were just stuck with you forever? One of mine is from the Nickelodeon TV show, "Fairly Odd Parents" and involves a butt chin and comic books.I'm sure most if not all of you know who I'm talking about. Oh yes. It's Cleft! The Boy Chin Wonder! I don't know what it is about this ultra-fictional character that I just can't forget. Tonight, I was over at Mike's house eating Ben and Jerry's (of course). I walked into the kitchen to wash my hands and had my almost daily memory of Cleft. Of course, like the incredibly weird girl I am, I just blurted out, "Cleft! The boy chin wonder!"
I honestly don't know how my boyfriend has lasted this long with me. I am just so weird sometimes. But it's true, I think about Cleft almost every day. Timmy aka Cleft, you will always be in my heart. Louis Stevens and Peter Pevensie are a little higher than you on the list, but you are still important on my list.

Question of the blog:
Jeezo sorry about the lack of questions ofs thes blogs lately.
Do you have any kid sitcom memories that still stick with you today?

Do Or Dye

Tonight, I tie dyed for the first real time ever. Pretty strange huh! It was fun. And silly. I like my friends, and growing with them. Learning new things is just so great =]

Chelsie and the ash water.. stuff.

Tie dying!

End result. Success!

Question of the blog:
Have you ever tie dyed? What is something new you have learned how to do or make recently?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


This is so beautiful.
In a time where I have much on my mind, and a lot of things are not so beautiful in my life, it is nice to see this simple beauty. The magic of darkness and light colliding.

Liquid is amazing. This art is by Shinichi Maruyama, and is made of ink and water. It is such a miracle that we can capture such complex and fast moments in time. Yet at the same time, it is so simple. So peaceful and captivating.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Life Advice 101.2

Sometimes I post a new blog every day.. Sometimes I go like a week before thinking of something that might be funny or at least pleasing to the eyes for you, my dear reader. And I know I posted something yesterday (new hair cut if you didn't look already), but I feel like I haven't posted anything legitimate in a while. So here is an update on my life... But not really.
My boyfriend is home for the next 6 months, and my friend from New Hampshire who is my boyfriend's best friend's girlfriend ('s dog's mother's step uncle's...) is here at my house for the next 9 days, sooo I've been sort of really busy. So this is my 2 second schpeal on the past week or so of my life.
1. I am obsessed with Pushing Daisies. And I am incredibly mad that they only made 2 seasons, becuase I could probably watch that show every day for the rest of my life. As long as Lee Pace never left. Ahh love<3
2. You know you've worked somewhere long enough when regulars start giving you love advice. Read my love advice I got from Caroline's Coffee regulars here. This week has been full of life advice from a few people in particular, and I'll be honest, it's sort of nice getting it from them. It's like they have finally accepted me as a Sushi Q girl. Sweet. I have stood the test of time.

Snip Snip...

Impulse haircut today. Swedish Fish.

Bye bye long hairs.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stop This Train

Sometimes, you just want to say, "God, please stop time and let me think for a minute!!!!"
Exclamation point. Exclamation point. Exclamation point.
Life is going too fast right now and I am very lost.
(All images found on Google)


Grant Me The Serenity
To Accept The Things I Cannot Change,

Courage To Change The Things I Can,

And Wisdom To Know The Difference.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Morning Has Broken

Today, I am joyful. I am reminded of how crazy God is sometimes. Many days are filled with confusion and of pain, but all is well when you are in God's hands. He has a sneaky way of making people learn about life. But He knows me so well. He will not leave me comfortless. I know someone is reading this who is in need of some reassurance that God is in control, and things are going to be okay. I am praying for you, and I want you to listen to this song. Also - Easter is tomorrow! I am so joyful about that.

Morning has broken, Cat Stevens.

Morning has broken,
like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken,
like the first bird
Praise for the singing,
praise for the morning
Praise for the springing
fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall,
sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall,
on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness
of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness
where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight,
mine is the morning
Born of the one light,
Eden saw play
Praise with elation,
praise every morning
God's recreation
of the new day

Morning has broken,
like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken,
like the first bird
Praise for the singing,
praise for the morning
Praise for the springing
fresh from the word

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I'm just sayin', I don't think I like anyone enough to read about what they are doing constantly. Nor do I think I'm important enough to have people following every action that I update. Twitter is sort of creepy, if you think about it. You destroy privacy and introversion. Not for me thanks. Blogging and Facebook (statuses) are one thing, but a site dedicated to constant updates completely about you? Yeesh. I'd rather be here now, rather than announcing myself while precious time passes. If you want to know about someone, spend time with them. The internet is creating a wall in the world, and nothing is personal anymore.

Whatchou Say?

Dreaming... This is probably the length I'd want to chop my hair to. Above the shoulder, A-line, lots of side-swept bangs. I am thinking so much about this. My inner girl is on overdrive right now just thinking about my haircut.

What do you think? Cut those suckas or keep my long hairs? GIVE ME YOUR OPINION.

(I probably should have taken better pictures of myself. Whatver get over it.)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Awkward Greetings

As you all know, I am a hostess at Sushi Q in Nevada City. I've worked there since August, so I have grown accustomed to the way things are run. When someone calls the restaurant, I say in a very smooth and sultry voice (not really), "good evening, Sushi Q..?" and move right along. Since I work three times a week, I would say I probably say those four words about 5 billion times a week. And because of that constant repetition, I have started doing this.
My cell phone is always on vibrate. Always. Cell phone is vibrate, house phone and work are ringing. So when I hear phones ringing, I instantly think, good evening, sushi q. Sometimes, I wish I wasn't such an idiot. All too many times, I find myself answering my home phone with, "good evening, sss... Hello?"
It is mortifying.
What is just as mortifying is when I first started working at Sushi Q, I was still working at Caroline's, so I would mix the two sometimes and say, "Caroli- I mean Sushi Q. (shudders in self disgust)"
So, if you are one who has experienced my awkwardness on ringing phones, I am sorry. My body just instantly wants to say, "Good evening, Sushi Q!"

Question of the Blog:
Sorry I haven't been doing the question of the blog lately. Do you ever have awkward phone mess ups like mine? What is your most embarrassing one?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Alexandra Pace... Sounds Good To Me

Lee Pace.
True love? He probably just bumped himself up to like, number 2 on my marriage list. He is so amazing. I just watched Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, and he is just so cute. And funny. And gorgeous.

I wish there was a clip from the movie, but here is Amy Adams (who I also love) and Lee Pace in Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day.

The Fall has to be one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen in my life. It doesn't really help that Lee Pace is one of the main characters. Although it is rated R for the most pathetic things, I would let my little sister watch it. There is no reason why it should be R. Anyways, back to Lee Pace being the most gorgeous man alive:

Lee Pace is also in Pushing Daisies which is awesome. He is just perfect. Marriage material.

Me. Want. Cut. Hair.

Okay guys, it's time. 
I am setting my eyes on a hair style, and am planning on cutting it probably the third week of April. If you have any advice or pictures for me to look upon, now is the timeee 

Saturday, April 4, 2009

One Two Three. I Love You. Part II

As I write this, my kitty, Wellington, is sleeping on my lap, with his head resting on the corner of my lap top. He is so cute... How could anyone hate cats??
This is my part 2 of my ode to animals. To view the first one, go HERE.

Red foxes. They are so stunning!
The Red Fox is primarily crepuscular with a tendency to becoming nocturnal in areas of great human interference; it is most active at night and at twilight. It is generally a solitary hunter. If a fox catches more food than it can eat, it will bury the extra food to store it for later.
I love watching clips of foxes playing in the snow. They are so graceful.

Deer, specifically fawn, are SO PRECIOUS! They have the most innocent, adorable faces, with long eyelashes and big goofy ears.
Yeah... Maybe they eat all of my mom's plants that she slaves over.. But they are just so cute! I love living in Nevada City, one big reason is because of all the deer I see! I almost see them daily on my street, at about 5 or 6 at a time. Little deer families!
In the U.S., about 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Those accidents cause about 150 deaths and $1.1 billion in property damage annually. How sad =[

Who could not love chipmunks? They're like baby squirrels slash hamsters!! Tamias is Greek for "storer," a reference to the animals' habit of collecting and storing food for winter use.
I just want a million of these. When I was little, I didn't have imaginary friends... I had imaginary animals. I know, I know, I'm a total dork.

I think my family just has this connection with animals. We are so sympathetic to them, like all of our kitties have been adopted from one random place or another.
We found Wellington at my little sister's school, and brought him food every day until one day my mom picked him up and took him home. My family got Addie from the Animal Save in Grass Valley. How did we decide on her? My dad said, "Give us the one with the most personality." They did. She is so crazy girly flirty but a total beast and will not let you mess with her... Unless you want to pick her up by her tail. hahah
Oh animals, how I love you. I'm glad God didn't leave you out in his creation plan, because a world full of humans would be no fun.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Nasty Nancy

Tonight, I am a little bitter at the world.
I am home, but 6 hours ago I was in Santa Cruz. Why am I not still there? I am on spring break! GAH!!! I am missing Michael. I am missing all of my friendships right now. I feel like I was just walking along the road and stepped right into a deep dark hole and I'm still in the stage of shock. Maybe it will be like Alice in Wonderland and I'll be pooped out into a magical world of psychedelic fun. Let's hope for the best. Until then, I have something for you to ponder. Tonight I have been reading "Dear John" letters, which are basically letters to LDS missionaries from the person waiting for them, or vise versa. They are letters stating that A. they don't want to be together when they come back or B. have found somebody else.
Okay, I know how break up letters might be hard, but some of these are degrading to the human race. After reading some of these, I really question the integrity of this world. Some people really think they are too awesome for their own good. They really aren't.
(Please keep in mind that not all of the Dear John's are like these. Some of them are extremely thoughtful and caring letters. I don't want people to think that by me posting these that I am in any way degrading the Mormon faith, I am just stating that sometimes I hate girls. Hahah =P

"Dear Sam, Unfortunately I kind of have had a change of plans since you left a few weeks ago. Ya isn’t it crazy how much can change in such little time? Before I get to the point I want you to know I think your a great guy and have so much going for you and that’s what led me to Alex. You guys are so much alike its crazy. You could be totally best friends if you met someday, but seeing the situation I’m not sure. ha-ha. Well let’s just say that when you left I decided I really missed having a boyfriend and decided to replace you. The plus was that he was an rm not a beginner... so I thought to myself hey do I want it now or in two years, and anyone would say now right? So I said yes! ya, it happened a little fast. Like two days. My mom thinks he's cuter than you, but you'll have to tell me what you think. (Announcement attached to back) I think we’d make some cute kids. Well Sam, I hope that you find someone that you love as much as you loved me, like I did as you. It was fun to be together these last 4 years. I guess I realized what I missed out on. Have a nice two years. No regrets. See ya around. Laura Ps. if by chance we end up getting divorced we can always try to work things out later. Oh and I really like the ring can I keep it anyway? You still love me right?"

Oh Gosh. Talk about an ego. To whoever received that letter, feel blessed that you caught her main flaw early on, that she obviously has no intent on staying with anyone forever, nor does she care about anyone besides herself. I would say ditch that sucka asap.

"Dear Adam,
I just want to start by saying how much I still love and care for you but the truth is the moment your plane took off I ran into Elder Stevens. He was just returning from his mission in England. He asked me for my number and suggested that we meet up. I did and we started seeing more of each other. Occassionally, my mind would drift to you, but I figured that you were having fun with your companion and I needed some fun too. You need to concentrate on your mission thats why I'm only telling you a week before you come home so its not a shock.
I'm engaged, Adam, and I've never been happier! I was wondering, seeing how David is your best friend, he wants you to be a part of the wedding and be his best man. It is understandable of course if you can't bear it and see me with him when we said as you left "see you in white!". I know this may seem harsh but I'm way too good for you. You need some-one a little bit more in your league. David is out of my league but he still loves me. Anyway, I'm babbling, but we'll meet you at the airport when you come home! I'll look forward to showing you the wedding plans and the ring David bought me (sorry, it's the one you were going to buy me, but couldn't afford it)!
Hope this hasn't ruined your day!
All my love, forever, Christine xxxxxxxxxxx"

Sometimes, I really have no hope in mankind.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Greatly Needed Adventure Update

Hi friends,
My mom and I have decided to leave around 10:15 tomorrow for Santa Cruz, meaning we'll probably be there around 1:30 or 2.. I'm hoping. 
The open house for the Dental Hygiene program is from 4-6, so I am available before and after those times. 
On Friday, we have an appointment with a Cabrillo counselor at noon, so again, I'm available before and after that time. I'd love to see everyone I can, and my lovely little friend Rebekkah Hurley and I are planning a little breakfast and beach walk on Friday.. So if you're interested, you should join us =] Again, if anyone would like to meet up with me while I'm down there, I'd love to see you. I think my mom and I are planning on leaving Friday afternoon or evening, so please let me know if you would like to hang out by texting, calling, or messaging me very soon.