Sunday, December 19, 2010


Ok...the moment you've been waiting for? Ok maybe not. But I hope after reading all of these you will have a better understanding of my animal phobias. Or maybe I just made myself look like a crazy...Oh well. This is real.

FISH—this includes every type.  Some of the scariest that I know exist are gold ones and beta ones.  I’ve had lots of scary moments when I don’t know they’re there for example like in restaurants and stuff and then I see them and almost die.  I don’t know why I am so afraid of these. I just am. I don't really have a tramatizing experience with these I just really do not like them. I also have had lots of my crazy dreams with these in them. And for some weird reason my dad is always the one either throwing them on me or making me look at them.

 BIRDS…shall we go into more detail?
a. SEAGULLS—I’ve had many torturous encounters with these nasts.  Account #1-Visiting the beach, eating a delicious sandwich, avoiding the birds at all costs when BAM...Chanel throws bread all around me and they come swarming at me.  Really Chanel?  Account #2-Visiting Seattle, parents wanted to grab food from this fish place, thought of the brilliant idea to eat it on the pier, you know, surrounded by a billion seagulls, NO THANKS.  So I make Cami come sit with me inside this little “green house” sort of glass building so we can be safe from the seagulls right?  Think again…BAM…one comes darting right across my face! Seriously. I of course screamed, ran outside, and began to cry.  To make matters worse, throughout the process of me being attacked, I managed to get freakin tartar sauce all over my sleeve from the table.  Really?  Really. 
b. DUCKS—Seriously what is the purpose of these animals?  To sit near Candace’s apartment every day of her life in order to almost make her late to catch the stupid idiot bus to college because she has to go out of her way to avoid being close to it?  Or maybe it’s to hide in the bushes and jump our right as Candace passes, giving her a heart attack?  Maybe it’s to sit randomly on campus on Candace’s path that she takes every day so that she will have to cross the road and take an inconvenient route?  Hmm…Its sole purpose in life has got to be to make Candace’s life miserable. 
c. PIGEONS—I can hardly look at these nasty birds.  They disgust me.  They’re all over the sidewalks when we go to the beach.  I have to get my little cousin to run at them so they will leave.  I think I would have a freak out if they attacked me.  Home Alone 2=Death. Imagine being 3 feet away from one that has 2 legs but only 1 foot and it is headed right for you. Sick.
d. LITTLE BIRDS in general—these are everywhere!  And seriously they always are attacking me.  Ok so when I say attack I don’t mean physically touch me but I do mean fly right at me almost touching me.  These attacks frequently happen when I’m alone, leaving me a prime victim for these freaks and no one to save me.  I went to the mall a few weeks ago, walked to the front doors to find them guarded by the little idiots.  I tried stomping my feet to scare them, yelling at them, but NO they just sit there hobbling around.  It took great strategy on my part to finally find a way inside.  Lots of attacks occur in parking lots.  They fly out from under cars almost killing me.  LEAVE ME ALONE ALREADY
e. CHICKENS/ROOSTERS/TURKEYS/—Oh my gosh these are the sickest looking birds I’ve ever seen.  At my grandparents there are turkeys on the road all the time and they are gross.  Get a life and go away.  Chickens are freakin crazy.  I won’t go near them. 
f. Ok pretty much any type of “bird” I don’t ever want to go near in my life.  Especially PENGUINS.  I forgot about those.  Watch the movie March of the Penguins and you will understand why.  I am scarred for life. 

Friday, December 17, 2010


a. FROGS—I haven’t had any traumatic experiences with these but they probably are as scary as my #1 & 2 which I will get to on my next post. Don’t know why.  They just are nast and I can’t look at them because they gross me out.  I guess I have no legit reason except they freak me out.
b. LIZARDS—EW.  That is all.  For some reason I have these frequently occurring nightmares about lizards.  They usually are running around all over the floors, crawling up my legs.  My recent nightmare consisted of my dad throwing one on me and it crawling up my neck and being stuck there while I freak out in pure terror.  Then I wake up and think it’s still there. AHH it’s the worst. 

 RODENTS—these include but are not limited to: mice, gerbils, hamsters, etc.)
a. 2 stories--#1-Back in the day when I was super brave and gerbils were cool and everyone had them, I made my mom buy me a gerbil.  Big mistake.  At first it was fun, you know, getting woken up by some freak noise and then realizing it’s your gerbil taking a 3 am run on its wheel; having it escape in the night not knowing and then have your mom storm in, flip on the lights and throw the gerbil on you while asleep, resulting in the gerbil running free under my bed and me being scared for my life.  So many great memories.  At some point we had 2 gerbils, you know to give it a friend.  Seriously?  Well of course it was a boy and girl and of course they wanted babies.  My favorite memory was when we were desperate to get rid of them and my dad put the cage (with them in it) outside in the snow overnight.  What’s even better is that the next day he brought them in and they were still alive!  Shivering, fighting for their lives.  They just wouldn’t die.  So we gave them to our neighbors finally and made them deal with the delivery of the baby gerbs.  Never again.  #2-I attended a ward Christmas party expecting fun, laughter, and cheer.  To my surprise I walked out of there with hatred, tears, and thoughts of revenge.  I participated in a white elephant exchange.  Fun right?  Wrong.  It was my turn.  I chose one that said “fragile, do not shake.”  Not gonna lie, I was very interested.  I began opening and immediately stopped when I saw a familiar sign of death: the top of a cage.  I knew it was an animal and I was not willing to find out what.  So I put it down forcing my roomy to finish the unveiling.  It was just 2 mice.  NBD.  I ran out of the room trying to calm down after putting my life in critical danger.  Never again will I be curious about fragile packages. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I've decided to do a little something to expand on why I am so afraid of certain animals. Ok I am basically afraid of ALL animals except cats, monkeys, horses, and squirrels. But I have legit reasons as to why I am afraid of them. This is something I did a while ago so I thought I would post a couple a day considering my list and explanations are about 3 pages long. I have sorted them into 6 categories and breakdowns within. I will start with the "least" scary, but really they are all about the same except the top 2. So for today it is:

a. Ok what even are bats?  So at my grandparent’s house, bats come out at night.  Once dark hits we book it inside to avoid the swarm of bats.  Well one night we were upstairs about to go to bed when all of a sudden I hear my mom scream and call my name frantically.  So being the hero that I am, what do I immediately do?  Run into the bathroom and shut the door!  Once the door is securely closed I then yell back to ask what is wrong.  Come to find out there’s a freaking bat flying around her head! No joke. First of all how in the freak did the bat get all the way up there considering the house is super big and the upstairs part is only on one end of the house. Oh my gosh can you imagine if that was me?  I would probably poop my pants. For real. Finally I escaped from the bathroom to go get my grandpa.  He couldn’t find the bat so I sure slept sound that night…o wait I woke up throughout the whole night hearing bats talking.  Great time. 

a. Spiders, moths, butterflies, dragonflies, nasty centipede craps, nasty crazy bugs I have no idea what they even are because they look so disturbing.  Pretty much everything.  Back home we used to always find these freakish weirdo bugs that were so scary.  It sucks when we see a bug like a spider and then we lose it and have to sleep knowing it’s still alive and in the room.  One thing about me is that I often have hallucinations when I sleep. So a lot of times I have my crazy hallucinations and freako dreams involving the bug and it getting me and being everywhere.  It’s the worst.  Also on a regular basis I mistake the designs on my pillow for crazy bugs while I’m sleeping.  So I wake up finding myself standing out of my bed searching for the bugs. I know these are just hallucinations but they are so real to me.  You try having a million bugs crawling all over your bed in the middle of the night and not be terrified of them. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I just decided on something. If I was granted just one wish in this world this is what it would be: To know all the secrets of magic tricks. Best. Wish. Ever. I would get to see how Criss Angel does all his mind blowing acts, David Blaine's sick street magic, Houdini and his awesome escapes, David Copperfield and his crazy illusions...the list goes on and on. Oh man this would be amazing! That is my wish. How will this ever come true?
Well let me break it down Candace and Adrienne style...(this probly won't be funny to any of you since it's kinda an inside joke, sorry)

Step 1: Be born
Step 2: Get out of bed
Step 3: Go to college
Step 4: Believe in magic like me
Step 5: Become BFF's with all the magicians
Step 6: Learn how to hypnotise people
Step 7: Hypnotise each magician and make them show you all their tricks

Wow. I didn't realize it would be that easy. This wish may actually come true...But if you happen to have any magical connections... holla

Saturday, December 11, 2010


"It's not so much that I am missing you, it's more like I'm so lost without you...I'd give anything for you to just take me..."

I love music. I could not live without it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Livin the life

Ok so I've gotten a little discouraged at this whole doing a blog thing. I really wish I were creative, witty, hilarious, interesting, something. But unfortunately I lack in these areas. So don't get your hopes up for this blog to be anything super great. It will basically just be me rambling about my dull life. So that being said...

Today was actually a great day. I was in the mood to go and see a movie. The problem was that I had no one to go with since everyone goes to college. The thought to go alone had never crossed my mind until I discovered that my best friend Adrienne used to go alone all the time. Sooo...I figured if she could do it so could I and it was time to head to the movies solo. It turned out to be awesome. What made it even better was that I had the whole theater to myself. That has always been a wish of mine. It was wonderful. I saw Morning Glory. It's the one with Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford. I really liked it. Time well spent. I then headed to the mall and ended up buying myself a sweet Christmas present.

I am a pretty darn good time.

Call me.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Today Blockbuster apparently became a crisis intervention hotline. I get a call from this guy. Things started off normal...he needed the number for the Orem store and was charged for keeping a movie. Easy fix, right? Wrong. All of a sudden he starts telling me basically his whole life story. Nothing to do with movies. Nothing. He told me about him being divorced and not having custody of his kids and all he wants to do is be a part of their lives. Told me stories and about opportunities he has turned down so he could be close to his kids. Although I was laughing to myself thinking "is this for real," I felt bad for the guy. I seriously just sat there listening prob for at least 10 mins, which doesn't sound long, but for a call to Blockbuster it is. I couldn't interrupt him venting and pouring his heart out. You must have no one to talk to when you turn to Blockbuster employees to confide in. The funny part is that in the end he didn't even ask about the movie. He seriously just called to vent. Well Chris, aka "Daddio" (that is what his kids refer to him because they love him), you deserve better and I hope you will get what you desire some day.

The things that happen at Blockbuster...I will never understand. Come visit. It's a party.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


November is just a great month. Last night was round 2 of concert going. Sara Bareilles. My home girl Amy Elms joined me, as well as Mallory Carling. We got there and the line was HUGE. So what do we do? Oh you know, just stand near the front of the line to the side and slowly inch our way into the line until it starts moving. Sucess? Freak ya. We know how to work the system. Second row (if you call standing up a row) from the stage. All I can say is that Sara is simply amazing. To add to her amazingness, she was adorable. Super cute and fun. She came out before the show even started and introduced everyone. How cool is she? SUPER cool I tell you. Of all the concerts I have been to, no one has ever done that. Extra points for Sara.

Look at her cute outfit slash beanie hat thing. Love
 The first opener for Sara was the lovely Holly Conlan. The great thing about this concert is that I have music from all the artists that played. So 3 awesome people for the price of 1. Anyways...back to Holly...yes, she is sooo good. Love her style. Look her up? Yes.

Next came Cary Brothers. Just one guy, no brothers. I discovered Cary from my best friend Age. Holla to Age. He was great other than the fact that he has a horrible language issue. Don't judge. He still is awesome. Another reason why Sara is awesome? She came out and joined Cary for a song. NBD. I talked with Cary after the show. He is a cool dude. He was super nice and talkative. He said he is coming back in march and touring with Joshua Radin. That is a definite must see concert. Look BOTH of them up? YES.

FINALLY came Sara. After a whole stage transformation she finally came on. Holy cow can she sing. Her voice is legit. Mad skills. She was super energetic and a great performer. Probly one of my top 5 concerts.

After the show we went to buy t-sirts. That took a while. But while we waited we got to take pics with Cary and Holly. So it all worked out. Sara did't come out after the show. I think everyone would have plowed her over. night I've had in a long time. Except on our way home we spuratically decided to stop at East High (we passed right by it, don't worry). I wanted to do a jumping pose, but in order to do that I needed to get up on the boulder thing. So I tried to be cool and just run and jump onto it. First time, failed, needed a better running start. Second attempt, bigger fail. I totally fall and biff it. Got a pretty nice bruice on my knee, some cut up knuckles and palms, and didn't even get the picture. Epic fail.

Picture time

Holly Conlan

Cary Brothers

Cary & Sara


Us with Cary Brothers

Holly Conlan

Me, Mallory, Amy

 The evil cement block I fell on

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Another concert this week. The wonderful Greg Laswell. SO good. The lovely Jordyn Canady joined me for this one and we had a freakin rockin time. It was at the Avalon Theater. A small venue. We got front row seats (don't be too impressed, it's not hard to do) so it was a nice view.

There were a few openers for Greg. A guy named Dustin Christensen opened first. Love his stuff. Mellow, and just good. He doesn't have a CD out yet but look him up.

What comes next I hope no one will ever have to go through... What does a french horn, electric guitar/lead singer, acoustic guitar, bass player, drums, girl singer, and electric piano equal? Answer: A terrible music overload of 7 BYU students who thought it would be cool to be in a band. Seriously, talk about ruining music for me. The lead singer was trying so hard to be funny. Didn't happen. The great thing about this sad story is that two of the guys in the "band" used to be in one of my wards and would always try to get everyone to come to their so called concerts. Are you ready for the cool band name they came up with? Yarrow. What does that even mean? Now if you happen to be reading this and happen to know slash love the Yarrow then I am sorry. You have horrible taste in music and should not admit you know them. Ok I'm really not that mean. I guess they just are not my style. Maybe you should decided for yourself?  

Moving on to real music...Greg's opener is a band from New York called Harper Blynn. Loved them! They are also Greg's band for the tour. They are 4 crazy lookin dudes who are freakin awesome. Really check them out. They also did a freakin sweet cover of Halo. Loved them.

Now Greg finaly came. Uh-ma-zing. always love him. If you haven't ever heard of him then most definitely look him up cause you will not be dissapointed.

After the show we stuck around and got autographs and pitures. Awesome, really nice guys. $15 well spent.

Harper Blynn

Greg Laswell

 Story about the man who took this photo: I don't think I have ever come across someone who had a problem with taking a picture for someone else until now. So we ask this like old guy behind us if he would take a picture for us with my camera and Jordyn's camera. He starts going off about how it would be easier and faster to take it with one camera and says you both must know which camera is better and wanted us to choose one. And he was freaking out like is everything set and ready? And so we agreed to just taking one picture, heaven forbid he push two buttons. I look at the picture to see how it turned out and it was totally blurry. So I make him take another one and he kinda hesitates all mad like. Then turns out when it’s his turn he takes a gazillion years. What a weirdy. So rude and unnecessary. 

Harper Blynn

Friday, November 5, 2010


Do you ever just have those days when things irritate you? Ya me neither....lie. Ok well maybe I would just say I had a half of a day of irritation (does that make sense?) Well I had a long day at work and as much as I love people, they can be real idiots sometimes. When you work at Blokbuster this happens more than sometimes. Well the hour finally came when I got to leave work. Mind you this--no one ever is on time to work so I usually leave about 15 mins later than I'm supossed to. That just drives me insane. Seriously why can no one be on time to anything. But that's a whole other issue I have. I hate being late. ANYWAYS...I finally got to leave. But I had to drive all the way up to the Orem store to get my check. For some reason they think I like to drive totally out of my way to get my money. Finally got my check. Then came going to deposit it. But first it took 5 zillion days to drive there cause people are yet again idiots and can't drive. So I get to the bank and it took forever cause people were doing crazy bank things that I don't know anything about. Finally it was my turn and of course I got this slow dude. It then took a gazillion years to get to my apt. So why the lack of patience on my part? Well I hadn't eaten anything since 10:30 am. I was kinda STARVING and sick of being out. I should just learn some self control I guess. But don't you worry (I know you were very concerned) I am fed, rested, and in a great mood. So I am going to enjoy the rest of my evening before I have to wake up tomorrow and most likely encounter the same morons I did today


Something you will figure out about me is that I am a concert junky. November is a busy concert month for me. I love going to concerts. Tonight I went to the So You Think You Can Dance tour with my little sister Chloe. Can I just say it was wonderful. This season was absolutely awesome. This season they had all-stars (previous contestants on the show) come back and dance with the newbies. The all-stars were my favorites from past seasons so I was really excited to see them back. They were also at the show tonight.

We had floor seats, row 10. It was sweet. Can I just say that I love Kent Boyd. He is adorable and at the same time super sexy
         Exibit A...



One of my favorite dances done by Kent and this seasons winner, Lauren, was the prom dance. What made it even better was that they kissed at the end of it.

My 2nd favorite on the show besides Kent and Lauren woud be Robert!

look how cute he is

he got some too :)

Overall I would have to say that I have too many favorites.

Here are a few pictures of everyone 

Courtney is prob one of my fav all-stars

Me and Chloe

Thursday, November 4, 2010


ok...ok! I have entered into the blogging world. I was getting kinda jealous at everyone and their advertising of NEW BLOG POSTS! sooo...after a good...(way too long to admit)...this is what has come out. I am very confused with so many things. I am hoping it will become easier as I go? Please bless. Alright, first things first, lets give you a taste of ME.


-Well you see I was born in this lovely town called Provo (ever heard of it?) Lived in Washington State from about age 2 thru 7 then grew up in Pleasant View, Ut ever since. Holla. I made it through the younger years and ventured to BYU. Since then I graduated from BYU about 6 months ago. Now a days I am just livin the life here in P-town(for those of you not in the P-town lingo...that would be Provo)workin at Blockbuster...hey it's a job ok?


-I'm the oldest of 5 girls. My dad sure loves the fact that even our dog is a girl. I did however, grow up playing sports my whole life. You're welcome dad.

I'm sure that if you are actually reading this, you probably alreay know me so this will be all for now. You will be getting lots more of me to come.