This week’s reasons to smile:
adele. I think I’m in love. When 21 came out in February it just spoke to my soul and I could not stop listening to it (like many of you I am sure). When tickets went on sale a couple of weeks later we were ALL over that. After months of waiting the big day finally arrived in May. Just as we were about to leave my house for the concert I got a phone call that the show had been postponed. Oh the heartbreak! Well, six months later I am happy to say that I finally saw her live and HOLY SHIT BALLS. She is the absolute best. I wish it never had to end.
the danger zone. I’ve decided to name my fantasy football team the danger zone due to my love for Archer. When shit gets really intense I plan on changing my picture to Tom Cruise as Maverick. You guys, I have so got this. Everyone should just pay me the prize money now.
wednesday night. first of all, the night started off at the Red Iguana. You guys, The Red Iguana is home to the best mexican food in all of Salt Lake City. It speaks to my stomach. The enchilada sauce is to die for. During dinner we decided it was of the utmost importance that we see the Glee movie immediately. Unfortunately, we had an hour and a half to kill between the ending of dinner and the beginning of our movie. As it turns out, an hour and a half is just enough time to stop by the ol’ tattoo parlor and still make it in time for the movie. Sadly, the tattoo was not mine. BUT I’M GETTING CLOSER. Also, Glee movie was everything I wanted it to be. And by that I totally mean all I wanted was for Artie to sing Safety Dance AND THEN HE DID. Oh and also, the Tiny Asian Baby Warbler. You’re welcome.
football. I went to my kid brother’s football game friday night. I don’t know how many times I referenced Friday Night Lights during that two hour game, but I’m pretty sure it was close to 2,000. It’s just when your brother is the Varsity Quarterback and he has a pretty amazing game and you still find yourself missing Coach Taylor and the gang and you’re still not able to get yourself to finish the final season because it’s just too sad to say goodbye – things get a little emotional. Did I mention my brother did amazing? ‘Cause he did.
your kind words. This week I received a lot of compliments on my blog. It was hard not to let it get to me. It seriously means SO much to me. I feel like I struggled for a really long time with finding my voice and figuring out what I wanted out of this whole experience and it just feels so nice that you all care. Thank you so so much.
the internet. I just really appreciate people like Katherine for making videos like this and Pham for his always encouraging words and general badassery, oh and all the people in this video who remind you just how amazing the internet is at making the geographical distance between us disappear in order to be there for one another. lovelovelove.
Some more of my favorite internet finds:
I have a mad crush on the bride in this photoshoot. Yowza.
I cannot stop listening to the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat soundtrack. I just wish I had known about the Donny Osmond version sooner.
Some amazing tips on peaceful roommate living.
Ragtime renditions of Mario, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Amazing.
Oh and, papaya salad, “If Gmail worked like Twitter, I would favorite the shit out of that email.” – Nicole, sushi dates, homes with rock climbing walls and halfpipes in the basement, adele, police conventions, my job, clean room!, my roommates (i think great things are in store for us), musical pandora stations, my red hair, rooftop parties, summer nights, and hikes that end at breathtaking water falls.
Yeah, this week was pretty great.
Now tomorrow – school! ugh.