Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Back...At Least for a while...

Well, I'm back. I think I'll be okay for a while, maybe 'til mid-terms hit. The biggest reason I'm getting back onto this time consuming but worthwhile endeavor- my sista Mary. I think she's the only one who reads my blog anyway :) I love you Mary!

This bring up an interesting point for Mary or if any other kind soul is reading this...
I think what we do for others can help us understand the amount of dedication and love we have for them. I know this is especially true at Christmas time. I go through a list of people in my head, and those I cherish and love I try to show with cards, gifts or time.

Now, I'm not sure if I fully agree with this, (to play the other side). I love my little brother VERY much (he's 7 years old and lives in Washington), but I do not call him, send him cards or do the things I do with friends or other family. Is this a function of the distance, his age or some unknown factor?

So in my usual confusion, I mean...conclusion :) I'm not sure. I think some show love with time, others with deeds, others with words, and still some with silent affection and support.

Here's to hoping those you love, love you back.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Good Bye, Until The Summer

Oh Blogs...
Fill my mind with intrigue
Inform me about my friends
Keep me thinking about the world around me
Take up time I don't have

I'm sure many of you feel that time is short and there are not enough hours in the day...well, I'm feeling that way.

So, Adu. I'm giving up blogging. I love reading all of your posts on my site, and all of the posts on your sites more, but I just can't fit it in. You'll have to know me well to know that 1st, I really am a busy person and 2nd, I can't do something half way or just a little, I have to do it all the way or not at all. So, I'm not posting, I'm not reading, nothing- until I have the time to really read and thing about the stuff you guys write or that I want to express.

I will be back, don't fret :) After I graduate, which is May. So, until then, e-mail me, call me, come see me, because I still want to keep in touch, I just can't do it through Blog :)

Monday, September 26, 2005

so excited!


Go here, get excited, be happy :)

P.S. I got the link from my friend in france, that's why it's a french thing :) The audio is still in English

Friday, September 23, 2005


I totally and completely respect the men and women who give service to our county. I do not have that capacity, but I am eternally grateful for them and the peace, security and freedom they provide me.

That said- I have a story...
I was walking home from school yesterday, still on campus, and suddenly I hear “Joe got send to Vietnam”…”JOE GOT SEND TO VIETNAM!” with about 45 voices. I turn around to see our ROTC Army women and men, running in beat and chanting. Does anyone know the name of this process? I think there’s a name for it. Anyway, so the next thing I hear is “Joe’s going to kill the Vietcom”…”JOE’S GOING TO KILL THE VIETCOM!” The chanting went through an entire story about his young man and his family all the way to his son getting his metal of honor after Joe died in Vietnam. My goodness! I was quite overcome with amazement at this display of training.
I would like to know the opinion of those in the army and out, of this type of exercise and just opinion on army training in general.

Monday, September 19, 2005

See Cody's Blog...

Well, here it is. Not exactly, but it's pretty close. I think this is taken from the other side of the rock. See Cody's blog @ http://barefootrecords.blogspot.com/ and scroll down to the "Have you ever" entry. Good fun huh? I was in this place 4 years ago.

I think it's a romantic thought that I stood on the same beach as at least one other person I "e-know". It makes you think of all the people who have gone before in the place you are, and all the people who will come after. People you will never meet or you might one day meet, will share just one moment and place with you. Along with this- it's a wonderful opportunity to connect with another by talking with them about a place you both have been.

It's amazing that our world is so very small. I think before the advent of modern travel it was much larger, but now we are only a hop, skip or plane ride from wherever we want. I have met people in New York, Seattle, etc. when I was visiting or living there who were from my home town all by coincidence.

This idea is made on the presumption that we have money. If one does not have money, the world is again very large and not quite as accessible. I wonder if those who have never really traveled know what they are missing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I know, a lot of pictures- this blog is mostly for Mary and Kimi, but I hope anyone else (if anyone else reads my blog...) will enjoy. This is how I decorated my room this year. I'm actually pretty proud of myself. I wallpapered the wall with a sheet, and made a window covering, I made the picture board, and I made the screens on the closet doors. Yeah, I like it. So thanks for the ideas girls!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Pictures of Paris

At the request of a few of you...here are my pictures of Paris :)
I welcome comments, questions, or don't look- sometimes when you haven't been there, or you just don't care- it's boring, and that's okay.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

I started school this week, and it's WONDERFUL! One interesting part about it- seeing people. There are 3 types you see...

A. Your friends, the ones you've lost over the summer but it's great to see them again. Good times as well as great lunches are had.

B. The people you know but have totally forgotten their name. You are to embarrassed to ask, and so you say hi without a mention of their name in the entire conversation. (Though, sometimes I just don't care about the embarrassment, and I ask anyway)

C. Those you recognize but you can't figure from where or when. This is fun- you get to play the, what major, what hometown, what ward game (the last is only played in Utah ;)

In conclusion, it's good fun to meet all of the types and makes school just that much better.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bless The Broken Road

This is basically how I feel about relationships and the road between high school and my wedding day. I think this would be an excellent song for a first dance at my wedding reception.

Rascal Flatts: Bless The Broken Road
I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you
Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

silly me

In true selfish, conceded fashion- I would like to say…

The places of business in the Salt Lake Valley need to adhere to my errand running schedule- not theirs! Why is no store open at 8 a.m. that I need to be open!? ;)

Endearing Qualities

I had a realization of a hope last night. I was watching the movie "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", (girly I know, but keep reading) and at four different points in the movie- I teared up. My movie companions on the other hand were either rolling their eyes, asleep or laughing. So- this is my hope: that my friends, and also whoever I end up with, will think that the crying emotional Lindsey is cute and it is an endearing quality. This crying incident is defiantly not the first, and I don’t just do it at movies- so it would be nice if my hope is fulfilled.

I also started to think of all the endearing qualities my friends and family posses (sp?). I would like to say- you guys are cute and I love you!

Monday, August 08, 2005


Oh my goodness, I'm sure I could post on this topic as long as the Parisian nights last! It was SO amazing! K, let's dedicate this post to the art-

There is SO much art! The best as my favorite redhead predicted, was the Musee d'Orsay. Seeing the actual paintings- the colors the artist choose, the way he or she wanted us to see it- amazing. I sat and looked at so many and was taken to a different world. Rodin is also amazing- I had never seem much of his work, but I love it. We spent 4 hours in his musee. The Louvre is HUGE! Way to big for this little art lover without art history knowledge.

Art is an amazing thing- it can give different things to everyone, showing them something inside that no one else can see, but also have a common ground for anyone to see and appreciate. Art is part of the expression of being human.

Monday, June 27, 2005

I'm going to...

I just got confirmation for our tickets, and our super cheep accommodations! 10 euros per night! That's SO good! I'm super, super excited. If anyone has been there, please unload your wisdom and advice, website, etc. I'd love any help you can give. Thanks!
One of the most excited girls in the valley!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Confessions of a Closet Romantic

As most of the people in my life know, I am not a fan of public affection (holding hands, arm around the shoulder- okay that’s cool), or of the obsessive need to be near to and touch one’s significant other. Though I love my friends and I do like and think well of all their significant other’s, and even enjoy talking to the couple, I find it frustrating to never talk to them without the other. I think I have voiced this opinion numerous times and so the following confession I might be teased for…

I am a total, head over heals, lovey dovey romantic. I watched on Friday night, as my friend Brandon sung 2 songs he had written for his wife before they had married. I was completely happy for them, and wanting this for me! I think I’m finally at the point in life where things like that- instead of making me roll my eyes, make me smile and feel loved. I love the simple things a guy can do for you, and I love doing the things that make a guy smile. I love flowers, and spending time, etc. etc. And so, I will less often now roll my eyes at the couples in my life, and more often appreciate and admire the way love is expressed in our day.

To this confession I add this notice: I am fully and totally aware that having a significant other or even husband is not all roses and wine, (well sparkling cider). A relationship is a ton of work, and requires sacrifice of self, compromise, compassion and most of all commitment.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Wisdom of Teeth

Well, It's done, I've done it, it's finished- I have 4 wholes in my mouth that are hopefully healing fine. (I'll find out today at my post-op appointment) That's fun to say- post-op. And hopefully my wisdom is not gone!

Here is the wisdom I gained from this experience, please share what you learned when you went through this...
1. my mom is SUPER cool. She took great care of me, and never asked for anything in return. She also followed the doctors instructions (and made me follow them) to the T (which is a strange phrase- does anyone know why we say that?).
2. My friends are cool too- I had a jamba juice and lots of calls to see how I was. That was nice.
3. the whole liquid diet thing- not so much a diet- I gained about 2 lbs! LOL, but it does get boring. I have never wanted a sandwich so much in my life! I have come to appreciate how strong, and good our teeth really are. I think this happens whenever we have something not work- we realize how amazing we (God's creation) are and how amazing it is that everything works!

So I think that's it. Maybe I'll have more wisdom and maybe less, but only time will tell.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Chicken or Eagle?

I heard this from a motivational speaker,

He spoke of an eagle, raised with chickens. One day a man took the eagle, set him on top of the barn and whispered, "you are an eagle", the eagle looked at the chickens, the barn, and jumped down and started pecking with the chickens. The next day the man took the eagle high into the mountains where no chickens were, only he, the eagle and a vast sky. He then whispered, "you are an eagle". The eagle looked around, looked at the man, and took off into the horizon, soaring above all that was before him.

"To many of us have been told we are chickens, to many of us think we are chickens- but in actuality, we are eagles. Whisper- "I am an eagle", look at the vast expanse that is in front of you, ignoring the chickens, and soar!"

I hope I can not only do this for myself, but for the people around me.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Local Bands, Passion & Passionate People

Tonight I went to my cousin's acoustic guitar performance at a store in the mall called Local. Basically it's a store of local band CD's, t-shirts and a stage. I went to support my cousin (he's 15) and show him I care, but I ended up with more.

I ended up remembering my love for people with passion. All of those kids (high school) got up there in front of friends and strangers and sung their hearts, they LOVE the music they play, they have such a dedication to it. I see this in many aspects of life- music at all levels, art that people do only for themselves, a mother caring for her child, a love for literature, a passion for helping others, love of dance, pretty much anything people do. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voice- they LOVE what they are doing and it is a passion.

This is a quality that I am very attracted to (romantically and friendshiply) that is defiantly not a word! LOL. Anyway- I wish sometimes I had more of this so that I would feel adequate around these people. One day right? I'm currently trying to focus my hobbies so that might help :) I digress- Passion is impressive to me, and I hope all you out there know, if you have it- KEEP IT! If you don't, think about developing it, it can enrich your life.