30 July 2012

Forever and ever and ever.

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"One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.
One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands alone and throws one's head far back and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unkown things happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one's heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun--which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. One knows it then for a moment or so.
And one knows it sometimes when one stands by oneself in a wood at sunset and the mysterious deep gold stillness slanting through and under the branches seems to be saying slowly again and again something one cannot quite hear, however much one tries.
Then sometimes the immense quiet of the dark blue at night with millions of stars waiting and watching makes one sure;
and sometimes a sound of far-off music makes it true;

and sometimes a look in someone's eyes..."


(The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett)

24 July 2012

It's All Been Dooooone

:) Heehee I love this song so much. [Ahhh.... I'm remembering back to days as a 13 year old... I didn't want to listen to Barenaked Ladies because I thought their band name was inappropriate...]

23 July 2012

The Days Ahead





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REAL LIFE PLEASE
laurel.

16 July 2012

The Downfall

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At work, we have some cobwebs. I noticed a beetle struggling in these webs and decided to take a video. It was fascinating to me that this giant, heavy beetle was caught by the tip of one leg, and was struggling enough that he could not get out. When I returned a few days later, he was dead.

A tiny, almost invisible thread of spider silk was enough to cause the downfall of a creature at least 1000 times its size.

We protect ourselves from what we think are real threats. But it will always be the little things that get us. A wrong path taken in life comes from a series of subtle unwise choices that started somewhere. The little things will make us weak, the little things will make us strong.

"It is nobility of character, that fabric of inner strength and conviction woven from countless righteous decisions, that gives life its direction."  -Richard G. Scott

14 July 2012

The Powers of Heaven

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Listening to General Conference while I work... it's the best. It's like sweet sunshine... I'm addicted and I can't get enough. This talk by Elder Bednar is so good. The authority of the Priesthood is not enough... it must be handled and lived correctly in order to have the power. I'm thankful for the influence of the power of God in my life. It means... everything.

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/04/the-powers-of-heaven?lang=eng


Mountains to Climb  .  <3  this one too. President Eyring is a good, good man. This is real life. The gospel is true.

09 July 2012

Hard day :(

Such a hard day. Worst. Green Machine makes everything better.


07 July 2012

Oreo is the New Cranberry.


I'm sure that many of you remember Brian Regan's skit about cranberries. To highlight: "I don't know what in the hell's going on with cranberries, but they're getting in all the other juices. Whoever the salesman is for cranberries is doing a great job. He’s showing up everywhere. Hey, what do you got, some apples? Put some cranberries in there. We’ll call it cran-apple and go 50-50. What do you got grapes? How about cran-grape. What do you got mangos? Cran-mango. What do you got pork chops? Cran-chops. Why don't you back off, cran-man. Why don't you take your sales trophy and have a vacation."

As of late, I have observed the inclusion of OREOs in everything. I don't actually like Oreos on their own, but I do like them in other things. However... I feel that this is getting ridiculous. This is only a small sampling. Please observe:


And it starts....


I will admit that this is rather good.


 Wow.... that's going a little far.

Explosion is right....


I noticed this yesterday at 6 Flags. Wow... it's not even like the oreos are a part of this one. They're just crumbled on top. Maybe we should all just carry a bag of Oreo crumble with us and throw it into anything we eat or drink.


This is my all-time favorite. For those of you unfamiliar with Chicago, there is a Dunkin Donuts on every single corner, and in between. I saw this ad and almost barfed. The Oreo infiltration has officially reached a level of disgust unequaled by many American traditions.


"I don't know what in the hell's going on with Oreos, but they're getting in all the other foods. Whoever the salesman is for Oreos is doing a great job. He’s showing up everywhere. Hey, what do you got, some ice cream? Put some Oreos in there. We’ll call it Oreo ice cream and go 50-50. What do you got granola bars? How about Oreo granola bars? What do you got donuts? Oreo dounuts. What do you got pork chops? Oreo chops. Why don't you back off, Oreo-man. Why don't you take your sales trophy and have a vacation."

03 July 2012

Countdown

7 hours to Rocket Summer
1 day to Milwaukee
4 days to Six Flags
3 weeks to Indiana!
1 month to California
2 months to Josh's wedding
2 months to move to Utah
Fill in the gaps with chi chi chitown

10 seconds to the BEST SUMMER EVER!!!!