He's Just Not That Into You

"Ok, I have a question, why'd they even invent caller ID? It's like, who is this service even helping? I mean for centuries, okay maybe not centuries, but for like a lot a lot of years people have been answering their phone and not knowing who it is and as far as I can tell no one's died from that. If the police wanna know who placed a call they could trace it. I mean, what am I, the police? This constant obsession with needing to know who's calling all the time it's like so gross. You pick up the phone you find out who it is and you know... All I'm saying is if a guy doesn't call me I would like to preserve the right to call him at 15 minute intervals until he picks up, but if he looks down and sees my number he's gonna think I'm a psycho or something, which I'm not."

I love the show He's Just Not That Into You. When Ben Affleck proposes to Jennifer Aniston I bawl like a child straight from the womb and my heart yearns for my future husband to hide my wedding ring in a pair of ugly fishing pants. Word of advice: watch it with a bowl of ice cream and some tissue. You'll either despise your life or fall madly in love with someone all over again after watching it (both of which I have experienced; definitely prefer the latter).

Anyways, like I've been recently taught in my English class, I applied this to my life looking for personal connections. My first parallel: Young Single Adults and the quest for "the one". This year I haven't really partaken of the dating scene, seeing as how I was dating someone for most of it, so I've been able to watch many courtships bloom but more often than not, girls chasing boys crazily in hopes of eternal bliss. Whilst scrutinizing their actions I couldn't help but notice what girls were doing right and what girls were doing wrong. Let me introduce three main acts that are relationship killers: 

1. The Over Pursuit- I've never had a huge problem with this, mostly because of my deep fear of starting a relationship, but it seems to crush marital/dating hopes. The girl guilty of this transgression struggles with patience. They're the ones who like a boy and after a week or two of hanging out with him its all about "defining the relationship".  Along with such she struggles with a high texting ratio (her # of texts for every one of his); and whenever she has a conversation with said crush it turns into a guilt trip for the guy of why they "never hang out anymore". Frankie says relax over-pursuer... Your man will come.

 2. The Martinelli's Attack- This girl is like drinking a bottle of Martinelli's. At first it's sweet and bubbly but after too much a little Gas-X is needed, haha. Show some whit and some smarts!  Sure flirting is often light and giggly but if you can’t talk about anything besides kissing or where you're ticklish, you will not have a relationship. Make sure you can carry a conversation that's relatively intelligent or the boy will lose interest quickly. And if he can't do anything besides the initial you should probably run away... I asked my dear friend Scotty about this and he said: "A girl should be willing to listen." A real girl can carry on a conversation, not giggle after everything the boy says without even thinking about what was just spoken and then compliment him on his hair because she has no idea where the talk is going . Actually engage in verbal exchange!

3. The Free Milk Giving- You know the saying "why buy the milk when you get the cow for free"? I'm not referring to women as cows but, I think this sentence has some value. These are the girls who get sucked into the "almost relationship". The one where you are constantly wondering if you guys are exclusive but you don't want to rush him because he "doesn't think you guys should have the title of boyfriend and girlfriend". All I can say is this: If he can't committ to being my boyfriend, I can't committ to letting him kiss my lips until he fixes that problem.

a side thought-- why do i love making lists so much?



I just got the sheet music for this! I'm so excited to finally go home and play! :)
oh and did I mention the guy who wrote this made it up on the spot? Check him out here.


Uhhh... Come Again?!

I love my house in Magrath and even more I would love to live there for the rest of my life where my mom could do my laundry and I could sleep on my memory foam mattress. It's heaven. One of my favorite things about it is that I still have my own little room complete even with some clothes and whenever I come home it is spotless and shiny and my bed looks oh so inviting. Yes, my full length mirror has the capability to make me look huge everytime I glance in it, but that's just one minor flaw about it. I love my bulletin board filled with photobooth pictures with my friends, quotes I like, and cute notes written on my white board. My room is never too hot and never too cold and always sunny. It's wonderful. You might be wondering, ok where is she getting with this? Well, I will tell you. While I was meandering around this room and looking through the clothes I leave down there in hopes of re-finding a piece that I love, I felt some major confusion. What were all these polos in my closet and why were they so large? My mother would never make the mistake of buying me something that obviously wouldn't fit, yet I still felt the sting of being offended just in case she did. That sting though, slowly grew into anguish (but not really) as I realized the terrible fact before me. They were my fathers. My dad has taken over my closet. Am I being replaced? Quite possibly. The next thing I know they'll be adopting some Asian baby named Woo Bou Gong and make them their new youngest child. I may seem vain but I've been the only kid living in that house for years and now it seems my joy ride may be coming to a stop. I cringe at the thought that someday   there could be a treadmill in there or even worse... a scrapbooking room.



I am lately liking:

sister missionaries!

bouncy balls

making cakes and looking at them (especially fabric inspired ones)

my unitard, but not so much the fact that i am so white you can't tell I'm wearing a tank top underneath. haha.

taking pictures of paths?

And I am not so much liking:

how much I've eaten at McDonalds lately and the blob I've become.

that it's been a whole year since I went to Europe. 


Raise Your Hand If You Loved Conference!

Seriously, conference was so fantastic. I loved how everything seemed to have this great theme and since topics aren't assigned you just know they were inspired! How great :) Here are a few of my favorite, not quite exact, quotes:

"But, there are absolute morals. There is the false belief that sin is relative and God is permissive."
"Faith does not come from study of ancient text, archeological digs, or science experiments. It comes from the witness of the holy ghost to our souls."
D. Todd Christofferson

Kiochi Aioyagi- I didn't get a specific quote, but I LOVED how he described serving a mission out of gratitude, not by duty. It was lovely and definitely one of my favorite talks, he was just so emotional and fervent about his testimony.

"Spiritual warnings must lead to increasingly vigilant watching."
"We should be doers of the word, not hearers only."
David A. Bednar- I love when he speaks, he just has this great knowledge about him.

"Immoral material are perceptions that can blast a crater into the mind."
"Love comes with open hands and an open heart, but lust comes with only an open appetite."
Jeffrey R. Holland- great one!

"We cannot gauge the measure of any soul anymore than we can measure the span of the universe."
"Love is the grand motive of the plan of salvation."
Dieter F. Uchtdorf- I just watched this movie that said the universe is forever expanding. Definitely made me think twice about that first quote by him.

"He [Christ] has the power to love so great, so overwhelming it surpasses the human capacity to express it in words."
Richard G. Scott

"Joy and opposition are not contradictory, they are complimentary." 
Donald L. Hallstrom

"It is appropriate to disagree, it is not appropriate to be disagreeable."
Quentin L. Cook

"Two men can do anything as long as one of them is the Lord."
Neil L. Anderson

“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”
Bradley D. Foster quoting James E. Faust

And that's only a few, it was such a great one!


A Little Trip Down South

I don't even know where to start! So let's just split last weekend up in days then I'll talk about my great general conference experiences later!

Wednesday: I drove home, went to institute with some friends, and then hung out. I miss my friends more everytime I go down to visit. High school really was the life haha. 

Thursday: I hung out with Amy and Dustin and their kids later in the day which I was happy about because I wasn't sure if I was going to get to, packed, and our travelling group headed out to Idaho around 9. It was a really really late night. 

Friday: We didn't get to Rexburg until 5 and since Katelyn and I didn't want to wake up the people we were staying with we went for breakfast, which means I did not sleep once all Thursday night, it was exhausting. During the day though Scotty and Zack showed us around their campus, Katelyn and I passed out in a cafeteria in front of random strangers and slept for an hour, and later us four and Scott's siters went to The Last Song (super gay!) and just hung out. It was super chill and that was perfect because I was fried.

Saturday: We woke up early and took off for Salt Lake. Let me just say I have no gotten over my accident because I was jumping and freaking out the entire time. It also doesn't help that Scott likes to stop mere centimeters behind people. So I quickly went and saw Max (who is now an elder, so crazy!) and then took off for the afternoon session with Scott where we sat on the floor. First time ever that close and I loved it! It was such a great session!! We then went around temple square which I haven't done in years and then as the boys went off to priesthood us girls enjoyed some quick shopping and chill time. After that we tried the best little burger joint after driving to provo and then hung out with friends and enjoyed a movie.

Sunday: Woke up and watched the morning session (have I mentioned conference was fantastic this year?) and then drove quickly to get to the afternoon session. We were a little late and ended up losing our seats and sitting on the top balcony but I kind of liked it. It was really cool seeing so many people there and the messages were so great! After that we went and ate (I still feel bad) and then drove the long trip back to Rexburg where we laughed and joked the whole way there. Lots of fun!

There was alot more to the trip, but I'm a little lazy right now.

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