Monday, January 30, 2012


My dad recorded this movie on our DVR and it was FABULOUS!!!! I absolutely loved it. It had a wonderful story with a lot of good life lessons. I plan on buying this movie for my own collection because I loved it that much. Of course I highly recommend this movie and I think that all of you should rent it and enjoy!
When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. Bryce isn't so sure. In the days and years ahead, Bryce does all he can to keep his wannabe girlfriend at arm's length-and the smart, independent-minded Juli continues to give him the benefit of the doubt. This tender coming-of-age romantic comedy from Director Rob Reiner takes the pair from grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make discoveries that will define who they are- and who they are to each other.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Love Your Magazines

At work we started a district magazine contest today. Whoever has the highest conversion rate of magazine subscriptions in the district will win $200 cash. The next 25 contestants win $75 and the next 200 contestants win $25. We had one of these magazine contests during the summer and I worked really hard to be one of the people in the "next 25" category but I missed it. However, I did win $25. With the new contest I'm going to try really hard to win some cash this time too. The district is pretty big and unfortunately I work in low business store but I'm confident that I can win another $25 for this contest. Just today I did 4 magazine subscriptions which is an excellent start. As a whole my store is supposed to get 28 subscriptions a week which means that we need to get 4 subscriptions a day. Good thing they have ME because I ALONE got the only 4 subscriptions today. I hope that I can keep getting at least 2 subscriptions a day until the contest is over.
Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Expensive Day

It has been an expensive day for me!! I'm trying to get dentist and doctor appointments taken care of before I move. I figure that will give me time to find a new doctor, dentist, and gynecologist when I arrive in Fort Worth...and less stress for me now. used to cost me anywhere from $50-$60 to get my teeth cleaned without insurance when I lived in Utah. So when I made the appointment to get my teeth cleaned this morning, I figured it would cost about the same.
All they did was scrape my teeth, brush and floss them
and it ended up costing me $122!!! Crazy!!! Then the dentist recommended that I replace one of my fillings (something about bacteria) and so they were able to get me another appointment for later in the afternoon. After I payed for the cleaning they told me that it would cost me $193 for the filling replacement!!! WTF? It totally sucks not having insurance of any kind. My mom and I had made plans to get our nails done after my cleaning this morning, before I realized it was going to cost me $315 to do teeth stuff. The nail salon we go to is just a few buildings down from the dentist and so my mom planned on meeting there. After my expensive cleaning I tried to call my mom and tell her that I would have to cancel due to expenses. I was unable to get a hold of her until she pulled up in the parking spot next to me. I explained my dilemma and luckily she was willing to pay for my nails!! Phew!!! I went back to the dentist after lunch for the filling and I got to experience the joys of receiving a paralyzed face...and several hours later it is still numb! I was extremely relieved when I went to pay and they only charged me $60. PHEW!!! I'm so relieved that it wasn't a $315 day but it was still an expensive day for teeth.
PS: I'm slightly disappointed with my nails this time. I went to the same place as the purple tips and had the same guy do them but they didn't turn out as nice today. My only disappointment is that I chose to have my tips a dark pink (almost red) color and they turned out much lighter than their di
splay nail :(

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Mystery at Lilac Inn

So I've finished another Nancy Drew book! I'll probably just keep reading Nancy Drew books until after the move so I don't have any extra stuff to pack and unpack. They really are good books even if they are for young girls.
Anyway, the most recent book I read was The Mystery at Lilac Inn and I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. I thought this book was better than the first one I read. I just thought I would share my interest in this book. I've already started the next book in the series and so far I'm enjoying it too!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Birthday Events

I had wanted to do this before I went to bed on Tuesday but I never had the chance to do so.
I started my birthday by waking up, well rested, to the most beautiful gloomy and dismal day ever!! There was absolutely NO sunshine ALL day! I believe that I suffer with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and so I always struggle to be happy on days when there is no sunshine. I forced myself to put on a smile and get out of bed. My mom was waiting in the living room to wish me a happy birt
hday. She handed me a birthday card that contained a $50 gift card to Charming Charlie; a store I've never shopped at. I tried to act happy and figured I'd be able to find something to spend that $50. My mother left to run errands and I absolutely refused to be alone and lonely on my birthday so I forced myself to shower and get beautified for the day. I decided to spend some time at Charming Charlie and spend my gift card.
It was a cute store but I'm not sure if it's a store I would buy much from. Luckily I was able to find some pieces of jewelry that came to almost $50. I'll have to go back before we move to spend the rest of my $1.39! When I got home I decided to eat a light lunch and watch the new TV show Alcatraz.We had recorded the 2 hour pilot the night before and I decided that I wanted to watch it while I ate my lunch. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and I didn't want it to end. I can tell that I'm really going to enjoy the series, but I love everything that J.J. Abrams writes. I can't wait for the next episode next Monday night. After the show I fiddled with the computer until my dad came home from work. I had decided that I wanted my birthday dinner at Red Lobster this year. It isn't my favorite restaurant but they had the meal that I was craving; Shrimp Linguini
Alfredo.After dinner we headed over to the movie theater to watch Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I thought the movie was pretty good but maybe just a little odd at the same time. I have a hard time following these new Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies. I guess I have a hard time relating to this version of Sherlock Holmes. However, I was not disappointed with the film! It was pretty late in the evening when we got home so my parents went to bed immediately. I can't really remember what I did when I got home to be honest. I may be omitting some events due to memory loss but I know the last thing I did was read my book till I fell asleep.
Now, there is absolutely no laughing allowed for the remainder of reading this post....okay?
Remember that night I was sooo bored and didn't want to do anything but read, but I didn't have a book to read? Well.....I browsed through my mom's measly library in the study, out of pure desperation, and I fell upon my mom's ancient Nancy Drew collection. She also has the Hardy Boy's collection too. Anyway, OUT OF PURE DESPERATION I decided to read a Nancy Drew. She d
oesn't have the first book so I started with the second book in the collection:The Hidden Staircase.
Surprisingly, I'm enjoying the book. Obviously it was written for a different decade and a younger age group but I'm still intrigued with the plot. If I'm enjoying the book now, imagine how good it would have been when I was 10 or 11?
Anyway, those were the primary events of my beloved 28th birthday. In the future I'll pray in advance for sunshine on January 17th!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my 28th Birthday!!!
I plan on writing about the events of the day later tonight!
Now, I thought it would be fun to share other famous peo
ple that have or have had birthdays on January 17th! There are several but I'm only going to share a few!Zooey Deschanel ~ January 17, 1980
Michelle Obama ~ January 17, 1964
Jim Carrey ~ January 17, 1962
Muhammad Ali ~ January 17, 1942
Shari Lewis ~ January 17, 1934
James Earl Jones ~ January 17, 1931
Eartha Kitt ~ January 17, 1927
Betty White ~ January 17, 1922
Al Capone ~ January 17, 1899
Anne Bronte ~ January 17, 1820
Benjamin Franklin ~ January 17, 1706

Monday, January 16, 2012

I'm Bored

It's official....I'm bored!!
I can only handle watching so much television and doing so much stuff on the computer before I get tired of it and want to do something else.
That's where reading a good book comes in handy. I spent quite a bit of money buying The Hunger Games trilogy and I can't really afford to buy any more books until I have a job in Fort Worth. I have a lot of expenses th
at need to be taken care of before the move and I don't want to be frivolous with my money before hand because I refuse to ask my parents for money. I need to spend my money wisely for the next few months and then I can buy myself some stuff. My sister recommended a new series for me to try and I'm really looking forward to starting it. I've decided to trade-in one of my college textbooks to amazon and then I'll get a gift card I can use toward the new series. It's just a matter of waiting for the whole process to take place before I can get the books. Meanwhile....I'm bored and I'm sick of watching TV.
I made the mistake and I googled "bored cats" and I couldn't p
ick a favorite picture. There were so many cute ones but I decided to narrow down my search to the following! Please Enjoy!
Some of these cats are absolutely beautiful!!
Oh....and then I made the mistake of looking at ferrets...please enjoy further!!
Oh they're just sooo cute I just love them!!! Makes me miss my little Stinker Poo!!
I'm still bored though ;-p

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fort Worth, Here I Come

The word is out!
Almost everyone at work and church know by now that I'll be moving to Fort Worth, Texas at the end of February. I've mentioned in a few posts that I'm moving, but I wanted to make an official post dedicated to just the move. I've known since before Thanksgiving but I personally didn't want the word out till after the new year. My dad's job had been asking him all last year if he would like to transfer to Fort Worth, but every time he would bring it up to my mom or me, we would give him such a hard time about NOT wanting to move that he finally told his job to take him off the transfer list. It wasn't until probably about end of October or early November that my dad's job asked him again. He called my mom as she was leaving her shift at the Temple and he asked her to pray about it. After much prayer and contemplation my mother finally felt that it was a good idea. She told me the very next day because I was getting ready to register for Spring classes and I wouldn't be able to go to school with the move being during early Spring. My dad is supposed to be at his new job on March 1 and so we have to be moved before then.
Of course I don't have to go with them, but under the circumstance
s I really have no choice. I'm in no position to take care of myself with my measly income and I don't really want to be alone anyway since Fort Worth is about 4 hours away from Houston. My parents went house hunting last week and this will be our new home...I'm feeling tons of anxiety and I'm sad leaving my home town. I was raised in the house we currently live in and I'm going to leave a lot of memories. But I'm excited at the same time. I think this will be a good place to start completely over with a clean slate. No one in Fort Worth is going to know anything about my past and I'd like to keep it like that until absolutely necessary. My older brother lives in Dallas and so we'll be able to spend more time with him being so much closer. I'll have to find a new job and college to attend but I'm sure everything will work out!
Fort Worth, here I come!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Hunger Games Official Trailer 2012

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Shortly after I got out of school last semester, one of my friends started reading The Hunger Games and he suggested that I read them too. It was fun reading them at the same time because we could talk to each other about the books. Anyway, I finished Mockingjay last night and wanted to share my thoughts.
I think, for me, the first book was the best. I enjoyed the story and the events the best. The second book comes in a semi close second and my least favorite was the last one. The last book was a little too depressing for me. Even though the story had a semi good ending, the majority of the book was too depressing for my taste. I would have hoped that Suzanne Collins would have gotten a little more detailed about Katniss and Peeta's "happy ending!" Instead all she gave them was a stinkin paragraph and a short epilogue. I guess I like mushy love stories and she didn't give their story justice in the end, for my taste.
Overall I enjoyed the series and I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie in March. I've watched the trailer a few times and it looks good!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Not All Birds Can Be Super Models

My mom loves to feed the birds and look at them why they eat. She'll spill a whole bag of bird feed on the back porch and they'll come in flocks to eat. We get a few different types of birds but we see sparrows the most. They come in huge flocks and they aren't afraid to let us watch them eat. Yesterday I counted 20 sparrows eating on the porch all at one was crazy. Anywho, today I happened to look out at the sparrows while they were eating and I noticed a lone chubby sparrow! He really stuck out from the other sparrows eating with him.

At once I thought, "That sparrow sure is chubby! I guess not all birds can be super models!!"
It is a chillier day today and maybe this particular sparrow was puffing up his body for extra warmth or something, but I don't know anything about birds to be sure. If that was the case, why was he the only sparrow in th
e group that was chubby?I guess God created all birds, even of the same breeding, to be different in appearance.
Apparently....Not All Birds Can Be Super Models!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pizza And A Discovery

My good friend Kami did a post on her blog last night about her favorite pizza toppings and I started to crave pizza as soon as I finished reading her post. I decided that I would order myself a pizza today that would feed me for both lunch and dinner.
There it is....a thin crust Cali chicken, bacon, and ranch pizza. I stuffed my face like crazy for two meals and I still have left overs that might possibly feed me both lunch and dinner tomorrow as well.
I watched a lot of movies while I stuffed my face with pizza and the last movie I popped in was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I made a discovery while I was watching the movie. During the quidditch match against Slytherin, Gryffindor scores a point and the audience cheers and that is where I noticed her.....
Julianne Hough!!
Don't know who she is? I wouldn't know who she is if it wasn't for my passion for Dancing With The Stars!! She did the show for a few seasons and then she decided to become a country music singer. Anywho, I thought it looked like her so I rewinded it to see again and I was even more sure the second time I saw it. So I used my IMDB app on my phone and pulled up her the very bottom it shows her as an uncredited school girl in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!!! I was very proud of my discovery this evening!!!
Go me!!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nasty Thieves

Let's just say that some thieves are smarter than others and today I encountered some pretty stupid ones!
*For the record: Customer Service has 2 registers; 1 on the east side and 1 on the west*
This kinda gross looking dude comes to my register on the east side with two shirts. I proceed to ring up his shirts and the total came to something like $54.10. He hands me a Palais Royal card with the name June Demarough. I asked him for ID and he told me that it was his mother's card. Normally I can be pretty lazy and just swipe the card even without ID but my gut stopped me and told me to decline the purchase without an ID. I asked him if he was an authorized user on the account and he told me that he was not. I then told him I was unable to use the card without seeing a valid government issued ID. He told me that his mother was IN THE STORE and that he would go get her if I would just hold the shirts for him. No more than two minutes later, I see an even nastier looking girl coming toward my west register. I walked across my aisle to the other register to ask if she needed some help. My gut told me that these two nasty people were probably working together and I wouldn't be shocked if she tried to use the same card he had. I started ringing up her pile of clothes and her total came to something like $147 and some change.
Here it comes.....
She hands me a Palais Royal credit card and what do ya know? Same name....
June Demarough!
*Let's pause for just a minute here
Did these fools really think that I was stupid enough not to notice that in a span of 5 minutes I wouldn't recognize that name on the card? Did they think that I would think this nasty woman in front of me was June? I have no idea what these drug addict fools were thinking...but I ain't no dummy!!! ;-p
I think that they were stupid...the nasty guy should have told the nasty girl to go to a different associate to check out!! I'm glad that they didn't because I was able to decline her purchase too and I saved our store $201.30!
More like I saved June Demarough $201.30 on her stolen card. What's funny is that I asked the nasty girl for ID and she told me that it was her mother's card...ok...but then she told me that her mother WAS NOT HERE and that she would come back another day with her mother. The nasty guy had told me that June was there and the nasty girl told me that June was not there!!! Get your stories right.....IDIOTS!!!! Better yet...stay stupid cause stealing is wrong!
I saved your booty Ms. June!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Twiddling My Thumbs and Picking My Nose

Today was, I think, one of the slowest days I have ever witnessed in the world of retail. I don't know if it was because it was a Monday or because of the horrible rainy weather (probably both), but it was extremely slow.
I started my work shift at 10:00 AM and when I left for my lunch at 1:30, I had only sold $51.48!!! That's pathetic, really! It wasn't until 4:00 that business really began to pick up and my sales went from $51.48-$202.82 between 3:00 and 4:30 PM. By the time I left work at 5:30 PM, I had sold $432.10 and the store had sold a total of $811.58. Usually by the end of my 7 hour shifts I sell over $1,000 by myself.
With a slow day like today there is really nothing to do but twid
dle your thumbs and pick your nose!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Where Was My Brain Today?

I guess you can't have a good day everyday!!
Not like today was a bad day or anything but I really have to question,
"Where was my brain today?"
I'm probably one of the most organized and routine following people you will ever meet. I was scheduled to work today at noon and in order to give myself enough time to get ready for work I would have needed to start getting ready at 10:00 AM. My brain was obviously on vacation this morning because when I got up at 10 this morning, I said to myself, "I still have an hour till I need to get ready!" So I got all comfortable on the couch and read my book for an hour. At 11:00 I closed my book and headed up the stairs to the shower. Only, I took my time picking out an outfit and it wasn't until 11:15 that I finally hopped in the shower. I took my time getting ready until I received a phone call from my job. I was confused as to why they would be calling me. I thought, "Do they want me to come in early or something?" I answered the phone and discovered that it was 12:15!!!
I was late....I'm never late....I've never done anything like this before in my life!!!
Where was my brain today?
I was a panicked mess as I tried to hurry up and finish getting ready. Luckily I only live 5 minutes away from my job and I only ended up being 30 minutes late. I was so embarrassed. It didn't help that when I first arrived I had the honor and privilege to help one of our most obnoxious and demanding customers ever!! took me about 2 hours to calm down and for my adrenaline to cease. I'm okay now and now I can laugh about the whole thing but this morning I was a mess!
I still don't know where my brain was today...I guess stress won that battle!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Good and Eventful Day

Today was probably the best day I've had so far in 2012! I'm not saying that today was the best day ever, but compared to the events I've encountered recently, it was awesome.

I started out the day by going to the nail salon with my m
om to get our nails done. We went to get our nails done together a little before Christmas and we went to a nail place that neither one of us had ever used. Actually, we went to the location of the nail place my mother used to use, but since my mom hasn't gotten her nails done in over a year, her nail place was replaced by some Cecy's Hair and Nails place. We decided to give Cecy's a shot since we were there.
Have you ever had a Mexican do your nails? Not really common in the nail industry....and for good reason. I couldn't communicate
with the lady AT ALL!!! She did the best she could do with what she could understand but I HATED MY NAILS WHEN SHE WAS DONE!!! I actually cried the whole drive home because they looked so horrible.
I wanted a deep red "SHIMMERY" tip and I ended up getting nasty chunks of glitter with only a few specks of red. It was nauseating looking at my nails. I wanted to go somewhere else to get them re-done, but I decided to save my money and wait 3 more weeks for a refill.
I saw a young girl at work who had her nails done EXACTLY how I had wanted my done and so I asked her where she went. Turns out she w
ent to a nail salon not too far from my home called Elegant Nails. My mom and I headed over to the salon this morning only to find out that they were booked with appointments till 4:00 in the afternoon! Forget wasn't even noon yet when we arrived. They must be good if they were booked till 4. Luckily I saw a nail place right across the street and so we headed over. I trusted the place since they are located in a ritzy area and need to produce good product for the clientele of the area. I'm glad we stopped by because my mom and I both LOVE OUR NAILS!!! I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. The dude did EXACTLY what I wanted and I'm thrilled. When my nails look good...I FEEL AMAZING and SEXY!!!
Maybe not what you might like personally, but I wanted to try something different and I was craving deep purple and silver!!! I love them. My mom and I plan on going back at least one more time before we move. Go Sup
er Nails!!!

After we got our beautiful nails done, we joined my father at the movie theater to see War Horse!!!
The movie was really good and I recommend it for everyone to see. The movie had some really touching parts that made me all teary eyed, but that's probably because I'm a crazy animal lover. Go see it if you haven't because I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

After the movie I just relaxed the rest of the day and watched some of my shows that I recorded while I was still in school. Now that bedtime is approaching I think I'll read my book until I get sleepy.

I hope everyone else had a good day too!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Some Advice, Please

Don't worry, I still plan on making a post that will bring you up to speed about what's been going on in my life for the past several months.

But right now I need some advice on a somewhat sensitive subject. For the past, I don't know...almost 3 years, I have dated some pretty pathetic men; men that treat me HORRIBLE and make my blood boil. I don't care to explain any particulars about these failed relationships, except that none of them have been with members of the church. It is hard for me to want to date a member of the church because I feel like a good Mormon man won't want to get involved with a woman with my past. My mother assures me that the "right" man will be more forgiving than I expect and I will be blessed as long as I'm living righteously. I believe my mother and I do have the faith that I'll be blessed as long as I'm living righteously. However, how am I going to meet such a man? I'm no longer living in a state where the majority of the population is LDS. Single and available LDS men are hard to come by where I'm living. I have to travel 30 minutes to an hour to attend a singles ward. My biggest fear is that all the men in a Singles Ward will either be A) preparing to go a mission still or B) just arrived home from a mission and still younger than 25. Can you see my predicament? I'll be turning 28 in 2 weeks and I'm no longer interested in dating a boy that still has to earn his college degree. I want a man; a man that has a college degree already and already has a good paying job, a man that is ready for the responsibility for providing for a family. I'm no spring chicken anymore and I feel as though time is running out.

For the past several months I've been contemplating about trying some online dating on some LDS sites. I've been really nervous because I've always looked down upon people that met online. For some reason I think it is pathetic to date online. I've heard some success stories and I've also heard some failures. At this point I don't really know how else to meet someone. I do plan on finding a singles ward to attend when I move to Fort Worth at the end of February.

This is where your advice comes in! Should I try the online dating or not? I've looked at 3 different LDS dating sites and I start filling out a profile but right before I submit, I cancel out of fear. I guess I need some support or something. It won't hurt to at least try, right?
What do you think?