Friday, January 29, 2010

Dating Update

I'm home from the first date of the evening, now I'm getting ready for my second one...that Harry Potter is SUCH a CHARMER!! Yes, I'm pathetic :0)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I bought a vacuum. I assembled it (all 3 steps, thank goodness for my handy screwdriver). I used it. The floor was beyond nasty. I think this is why I keep getting sick. Either that, or my landlord is putting something in the vents that is making me sick. Interesting theory, eh?

As I was in Target, trying to figure out my purchase, I was lost. I've never bought a vacuum before. I don't know what the heck I'm looking for. Sure, I've seen plenty of commercials telling me what the best choice would be, but that was before I could fully spell vacuum, let alone afford one. So I called my sister for some advice. We reasoned it out, quickly said no to the bright yellow one, and settled on the cheaper Dirt Devil. I'm grateful she knows a little about the business to help me out. As I proceeded to the check out line, I realized I kind of hate being an adult. No, I don't hate the income. I do hate the responsibility. The having to make big purchases by myself. I never envisioned myself buying a vacuum on my own. A friend of mine just bought a condo. Yippee for her! Yet, she was still shy about doing it because she didn't ever want to buy a house by herself. I think I get how she was feeling. There is really no comparison to a house & a vacuum, but a small principle applies.

Maybe I just shouldn't go shopping by myself.

But at least I have a very clean floor :0)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another Addiction

I find it irrestible to say no to a vacation of some sort. In about the last year, I have been to 2 foreign countries (England & The Dominican Republic), 9 states (Hawaii, California, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York & Maine), have seen all 8 siblings and all 28 neices & nephews (I hope that's the right number). And I have loved every minute of it.

My latest adventure took me to Colorado to visit my sister Natalie and her family in their new house. It was so much fun. We just hung around, ate some good food, played the wii, shopped (Natalie is one of the best shoppers that I know of), and did a lot of gabbing. One of my highlights was when I was in the bathroom and I heard Lucy ask where I was. She found her way to the bathroom and then just talked to me for the time that I was in there. Every once in a while her fingers would come under the door, probably just to let me know that she was still there. It was the cutest things. The whole experience was quite enjoyable. And I felt honored that she just wanted to be with me, even though the door was shut.

And on the flight home, I pretty close to a gentleman who lost his chicken on the aisle. I have never been more grateful for coffee before in my life. It masked the smell quite nicely. But, Ew.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Men in Black

I recently discovered an online radio station that just pleases me in so many ways. I get to it from aol radio and I think it's simply called "Movie Tracks." Easy enough. It plays music from movies. From "Little Mermaid" to "Indiana Jones" to "Footloose" to "Transformers". All genres are satisfied. It's like being at the movies all day, yet, it leaves me craving to actually watch all of those movies. I'm down with that set up.

Well, the favorite song right now, and maybe always, just happens to be "Men in Black." I am singing it quite frequently throughout the fact, I am right now, hence the post. I found the video to show my co-worker. She refused to watch it because she didn't want the song stuck in her head. So I called her and just put the phone up to my speakers. I win.

I struggle to get links to work, so just copy & paste it, you'll be good to go!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Recently, I have found a new addiction.

It's called

I decided I wanted to buy a few books for some people, and the google search pulled up Well, I was fully satisfied. I ordered what I needed, got nice emails from them telling me my order was processed, etc. I just felt so cared for.

Oddly, I have found a lot of things that I absolutely need.
~lash stylist mascara
~ping pong instructional video
~thermal guard - for styling with heat

I don't know what I did before this. It is so magical.
And, they are so easy to work with! And it keeps my hope for mail at an all time high, except for when I was a missionary.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Harry Potter

So, we're going to quickly discuss what a nerd I am.

Picture it: New Year's Eve, Julie is heading to a party, slightly dragging her feet. She stays for hmm, about 15 minutes, then says, "I'm leaving." "What? Why?" "I want to read Harry Potter."


Sadly, I fell asleep. But the stellar news is that I woke up early on January 1, and read all day long. Yes. I spent the entire day reading Harry Potter, intermingled with napping, of course. All of book one, The Sorcerer's Stone, and most of the second, The Chamber of Secrets. In bed by 10:00. Woke up, finished book 2 and moved on to book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban. Finished at 11:00 p.m.

I am a nerd. But this is the way to celebrate the holiday. If I'm not going to be in the arms of a man at midnight, I'm going to have a book securely in my hands for the first 2 days of the year. I think that shows more quality.

It's not that I'm a Harry Potter lover. I've never finished the series. But for some reason, I really wanted to read the books. I'm nervous to start the 4th book, mostly because I know I'll completely shut out the world, again. Maybe not the best choice :0)

Happy New Year!