Tuesday, September 23, 2008

behold my skirty goodness

today i went to work in grubby jeans and a grubby t-shirt and i spent all day just wanting to be pretty. or to be at not work. whatever, i made this skirt today out of a t-shirt and some soft black jersey and a pillowcase i got from the DI. i'm happy! and because our darling cousin misty insisted, i am sharing it with you.

the kangaroo pocket thing is from a local band t-shirt called "palomino", and the red stuff is this pretty red brocade. i put a flounce hem on it and that was the first time that happened, but it worked and i am pleased.

i kindof want to try making a bikini out of a t-shirt. for some reason that idea just appeals to me. i've never been a bikini girl, because of both moral and body-image issues, but i'm determined that whenever i get married and do the honeymoon thing i will ROCK A BIKINI. probably won't be posting pictures of that.

Monday, September 15, 2008

the world is a mess...and i just need to rule it.

video share for the day:


also, i would like to share my love for the deseret industries and thrift stores in general, because they allow me to buy armfuls of bedsheets to use for fabric for like $2 a piece. it makes me feel resourceful and recyclatory, and like a motherfrickin genius even though most other seamstresses-on-a-budget do it too.

we got home at 4 am this morning from being in chico for the weekend. i wish i had pictures, but my camera ran out of batteries in like the first five minutes so you'll have to use your imagination. we were there for tony's priesthood ordination. he was ordained into the aaronic priesthood and everybody almost cried.

and now, some towely supervillains.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

jodi...i... you just have to watch.


so, the hoff is attractive in a completely not attractive in any way at all way. i never knew that. before he was always just not attractive in any way at all period. thankyou to random friend of highschool friends for exposing me and many other innocent people to that video.

i'm a bad blogger. i don't think this can technically be called blogging, because mostly i've used it as a forum to share videos i just can't keep to myself. although i have been thinking of starting/converting this into a sewing blog, so other people can laugh at all my dumb mistakes.

speaking of dumb, today has so been one of those days! first i put the spatula that i just used to serve my german pancakes upside down back into the spatula holder on the counter and didn't realize i did it until i went back for seconds. and then i near-deliberately threw my fork on the floor completely against my will. a few days ago i almost put the milk in the cupboard. (actually, i kindof wish i'd actually done that cause how funny would that have been??) i don't know, i must be bored.

i started my new job working at a little cafe thing, only the cafe isn't so much open as it is not being close to being open. the owner got a bunch of his kitchen equipment on the cheap from a prison auction, and hoff knows those things have never been cleaned. if i ever see a live inmate i'm going to make him eat some of the stuff i've been scraping off the underside of metal countertops.

my neighbor has an orange head. aaaah, incoherency attacks!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

lazy = video post

the jack bauer inset in the middle is worth it.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

steve martin would look weird without hair

so true.

ugh... do you ever have those days where it seems like everything sucks for no reason? from the moment you wake up: everything sucks. i'd go into a lot of detail about which things suck most and why and how and how it makes me feel, etcetera, but i think that'd just be depressing. so, suffice to say, today sucked for no reason.

i didn't sleep very well last night, so that could be a factor. i woke up and immediately slumped downstairs to sit in front of the tv with a bowl of raisin bran (which sucked). only sucky things were playing but i watched anyway, and i had needed to shower last night but didn't so i was feeling increasingly filthy and sucky and my soul was being eaten alive by crappy tv, so i decided i needed to go do something.

(insert 60 minutes of getting ready/deciding what to do time here)

i got dressed, jumped into my truck, rolled down both the windows and turned the radio up enough for all my neighbors to hear (classic rock, booyah) and started to drive. think no directions, just drive. it was really warm today, and it felt amazing. i ended up discovering a parking lot and some bike/walking trails in saratoga springs, so i parked and sat for a while, then decided to go for a walk. the trail was wide and paved for a while, but as it wound into a little grove of trees it turned into dirt and rock -- which was ideal, really. i felt like adventuring. i had to forge a tiny place where the stream overflowed across the path, and then i off-roaded it a little and discovered a hot spring. a hot spring! so random! the air smelled like sulfur and there was heat bubbling up from the bottom of this little pond; it was kindof eerie. then some people started to emerge out of the bushes and i ran away cause i figured they were planning on abducting me, but it was a nice mini-adventure. just what i needed.

i'm desperately hoping tomorrow will be better. i'll post some pictures of another dress i made, and i'll try and stay positive.

but first, i'll leave you with this.

go. see. iron man.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

good morning, lehi

that discovery channel video i posted yesterday has been stuck in my head, and stuck good. it makes me excited for life. i really do love the whole world, too! i love seashells and sunshine, and indiana jones and root beer floats (boomdiyada, boomdiyada). i'm really wanting to plan some epic trip somewhere, like to a state i've never been or someplace way exotic. anyone wanna hit up easter island with me? i'd be happy just to drive to moab for a weekend.

just let me know.

i've gone sewing mad, i think. i can't stop; it's addicting. i reconned a gigantic button-down shirt i found for 4 bucks at old navy the other day into this little thing:

and i bought some way awesome fabric for $2/yd at wal-mart yesterday which is quickly becoming yet another dress. hooray for no school!

...yeah i'm gonna go sew now. :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

i love the whole world!

sorry for all the videos, but this one is so worth watching. i've watched it like 10 times today.

stephen hawking is the best!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

jodi, this one's for you.

and also everyone.


youtube's being a farthead and isn't letting me copy the embedded code, so i must present this premium video via link. it's a good one, though, so i'd suggest checking it out.

jodi, can we adopt this word too?

Friday, April 25, 2008


i didn't think it got much better than bollywood knockoffs, but obviously i didn't calculate what would happen when some guy added an english "translation". the answer is double extra hilarity!

check out the "crazy indian video", too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


so i may not be married. i may not have adorable kids (let alone pictures of them) and i may not be off having adventures with the aforementioned family i don't have. i may not even have my own house.

but i still deserve a blog, dangit!!

i guess. or whatever. what? so i dyed my hair tonight, after having to run back to wal-mart for another box when i opened the box i bought earlier only to discover the actual hair dye was missing. yay for extra laytex gloves! i saw some lady blow a tire on the freeway today in almost the exact spot where i blew mine last week, and i was going to stop and help her out because nobody stopped to help me, but i couldn't change lanes in time and i had an appointment to go to anyway. so, if anyone knows a lady who got stranded on the side of the freeway today, tell her i'm sorry!

aaand that's basically all my interesting news. my chair is squeaky.