Tuesday, August 31, 2010

oh barf.

Arnold builds fences in his spare time. Good quality plywood costs $4.00 per square foot. There is approximately a 5% waste of material due to cutting and fitting. He also figures $250 per month for finishing material, glue, tools, etc. If he charges $10.10 per square foot of finished product, how many square feet of plywood did he buy originally if his profit is $219.98 in one month?

I do not know. 
Nor do I care to find out.

Monday, August 30, 2010

quarter machine necklaces and jello castles

Whenever I need to have a childish moment, I know who to call upon.
Nic Bott. 
Yes. He's the perfect person to go to when I want to do silly things, and I know there's no one else to convince of doing them. In the past we've gone pudding painting. But this time, Nic decided we were going to make jello castles. Twas quite the blast. We made a quick trip to the dollar store where we purchased some sand castle molds {which, by the way, are incredibly hard to find at the end of summer} and then we took our change and bought ourselves some coolie necklaces. Wanna see?

Yep. Ace of diamonds and a magic 8 ball.
It took a lot of effort to squeeze those child-size necklaces over our adult-size heads. But we managed.

Anywho. Here's the process of making a jello castle. {Which is hard to do}

And then you wait ...

The finished product!! 

haha! ok. It didn't turn out.. a dinosaur came along and destroyed it. But! It was still quite the fun time.

So, If you're ever in for an adventure. Make jello castles. Or go pudding painting. It shall provide entertainment. (:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

guess what?

Backed into a tree today.

Now that, my friends, takes skill.
{no worries. the cad is unharmed}

Saturday, August 28, 2010

innocence: shattered.

I've been ruined for life. College has officially shattered my innocence. And the hope of decent people existing in this world. But, I supposed it was to happen sooner or later. ha! Ok, it really wasn't that terrible. I went to the much anticipated foam dance tonight. It was pretty cool, I suppose. My feet are soaking wet. At first nobody was really there, and then a TON of people showed up. In the beginning there were the few awkward couples that just make it, well.. awkward for everyone around. And then as the groups of people began to arrive, it just became weird in general. I just need my brain to adjust to not being in high school anymore. I see people grinding on each other and my brain is screaming "Where is Officer Brown to break up this madness?!" And then I look around and realize everyone is doing it, and remember I'm not in high school anymore.

Tis odd. I feel like I've been in a secure little bubble my whole life. And it's not even like Dixie is the worst school out there... hopefully if/when I move up north it won't be too much of a shocker.

I might have a heart attack.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

pancakes and date lists.

I did it.
Alright, I guess it's technically not over, but I have accomplished my first week of college! And really, it's not nearly as bad as I had expected it to be! I've talked to quite a few funny kids. They've been having club rush on the diagonal, and today as I was walking past, this guy jumps out at me and says "do you want a pancake!?" I told him no that I had just had a salad, but he still tried to persuade me by telling me that my sunglasses were so big and heavy it was making my neck tired, so I needed a pancake to give me more energy. hahah! Twas great. 

At another booth they were giving out snow cones, so Maddi and I stopped during our hour between classes to get one. The guy making the snow cones told us that he wished he had a "date list" paper for us to put our names and numbers on because "You never know, one of us might want to date you." Oh man, he was funny. It's quite the grand little experience. I'm hoping to make more friends though.. the only people Maddi and I seem to talk to are Brynley and Lexi. haha! I sure do love those girls. {Ask them about the gay-straight alliance club. They got rainbow cookies and cupcakes from them.}

Anywho. College is quite the experience. I'm excited to see what the future holds. (:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

the slump.

^I supposed that right there could refer to a few different things.

1: My attitude towards college.
2: My attitude in general.
But, It's mainly referring to my blog.

Yes, my dear friends. I admit defeat. I'm in a blogging slump.
*sigh* Heaven help me that I'll emerge from this terrible thing. It's kind of like in sports, I've decided. Watching my brother and his teammates over the years, they claim they have "slumps." As in, they can't hit the ball. Or pitch. Or catch. Or whatever the problem may be. So that's me at the moment. I can't seem to think of anything to blog about.

Actually, no. Let me rephrase. There are PLENTY of things in my brain. Just none that I find capable of expressing in words. Or others that I just plain don't want to share.

But, I digress. It's been quite the week. Everyone is leaving. And things are changing. It will all be good, though. I'm excited to see where life is taking me. Kind of scared. But excited, nonetheless. 

Know what's really exciting? Melissa and I started a new blog! It's for our headbands. We're going to start selling them soon! But we have to get a few pictures up first. And finish the layout and whatnot. So I can't exactly tell you what the address is yet. But I can tell you to prepare yourself to be excited. And to be ready to purchase some headbands from us. Because you will certainly love them, I can guarantee that. (:

Anywho. I shall be off to bed! Gotta wake up bright and early to go with my Loveboat Maddison, to college. yay. bleh. I'm trying to keep a good attitude.. but it can be hard at times. So, wish us luck! And pray for me that I'll come out of my slump. 

Until then, enjoy your week. (:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

i think.

I think that maybe you left just a little too soon.
And now I'm not so sure what to do with myself. 
I don't know where you stand on the subject.
But I wish I did. 
I've been missing you.
Today it hit hard.. I cried. And now I'm crying again. 
I wish you could come home.
Or at least not have left for a few more days.
Maybe you're gone for good. 
But I certainly hope not.
We could make it work..
At least I think we could.
I hate to say I told you so.
But I did.
I told you it felt like my heart was breaking.
And now it feels that way more than ever.
And you know what?
I kind of feel like I got the bad end of the deal.
I wish you wouldn't have left with just a simple 'bye'
Maybe given it a little more sincerity?
I like to tell myself, it's for the better.
That maybe you were trying to make it easier.
Not leaving me with something to hold on to.
But all the same, it still hurts.
I had a dream last night.
You were there, and we were happy.
But then I woke up, 
and realized the pain had never left.
Just promise me this:
That I'll see you again.
That we'll both be ok.
That it's not just me missing you.

You know what I think?
I think I miss you more than I should.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I see how you feel, it's on your face.
Heaven only knows this might be the place, maybe you can find where I lost my grace tonight.
Don't you know I need you now.
hold me close, 'cause I'm losing ground, and I'm hoping you could help me out.

There's something in your eyes that reminds me, the worst days of mine are behind me.
My heartstrings are yours, so wind me down, down, down.

And baby, you speak in your whisper, heals my mind when you lay down a kiss where I need it the most, I need it the most.
You see, you don't know what you do to me.
Every time you come around, you're makin' my dreams come true.

There's something in your eyes that reminds me, the worst days of mine are behind me.
My heartstrings are yours, so wind me down, down, down.

Oh, and I can't ask for nothing more. It's almost like I never knew love before.
I saw that there's,

There's something in your eyes that reminds me, the worst days of mine are behind me.
My heartstrings are yours, so wind me down, down, down.

-Stephen Fryrear

And so,

my heart is starting to break.
I'm realizing how soon everybody is going to be gone, and I don't like it.

Not one bit.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

this made my heart skip.

All you did was be the girl that I've loved for so long..

Monday, August 9, 2010


you know what I do all the time?
Plug in my phone, or computer, or camera battery to be charged. And wait hours and hours for the slow thing to come back to life. And then I realize,
It's not even plugged into the wall.
yup. Just another Alex moment for ya.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

despite popular belief,

             I haven't been abducted by aliens.
  or fallen off the planet.
        or evaporated into thin air.
nope. I've just been in Park City visiting a dear ol' friend of mine. And while there, I had limited access to internet.. slash none at all. So, I have been incapable of blogging.
     So please, forgive me.
Thanks (: It's much appreciated.

Anywho, Here's what's been going on in my little life since the last time I spoke:

1) brownies have yet to be made. {gasp! I know. Trust me, I feel the pain too}
2) a very much anticipated lake trip! 
3) park city! yaaaay!!!!
4) the realization of most of my friends leaving shortly.
5) the realization that I absolutely do not want to go to college.
6) melarski is coming home. (:

So, I'll explain a bit more as to what each of these are...

1:The cursed brownies. Pretty much self explanatory. If you don't know what I'm talking about.. just read down there a bit and you shall see.
2:The lake trip! Ah. It was such a good day!! Unfortunately that was the first.. and quite possibly the last, boat trip of the summer. It was so incredibly great, though! Good ol' Tracy took myself, Kyle, Melissa, Mary, Maddi, Cody, Robby, and Scott out for an adventurous day. Here's a few of the pics from it..

I would upload more pictures... but 
1: my computer is being slow.
2: I took 1200 pictures this day.
3: I have run out of room on my web album.. so I need to figure out how to upload more.
So, to see more of the lake pics, check them out here.
3:Park City. Yep. Such a solid trip. (: Chad and I drove up on Wednesday and stayed with our wonderful friend Jackson. I just love that kid. We hit up some hiking in the wilderness. Had a false alarm of a moose attack. Walked around at the art festival. I also had my heart crushed. They told me there was a mustache store and they let me believe it for 3 days. Gosh. I was not happy when I was informed it was a lie. hahah! But yeah, it was crazy fun. So, those pictures will also be in that album that I put the link for up there^
4:College. Gah. The dreaded 7 letter word. Moving. The dreaded 6 letter word. I'm going to miss my friends. It's weird that they're all getting ready to leave, and I'm staying here. When they say "I have to pack" I assume for a vacation of some sort. And then I realize it's for college. *sigh* I shall miss them all greatly.
5:Yep. number 4 basically sums it up. I don't want to go to college. Dreading it, actually.
6:My dear Melissa is coming home. And I'm so incredibly excited. Man. I cannot wait to see her. And hug her. And most likely cry. Like always. 

So, that's it.
I haven't evaporated from earth. Just been a tad out of the social-networking group. So, do not fear. Actually, yes. Fear for me, because I have NO idea how I'm going to fix this picture problem... gah. That could be scary. But, for now. Thanks for reading. (:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Guess what I found in the  basement kitchen!?!?
I then soon realized, that these too, require eggs.

It was just never meant to be.

one. two. brownies. wedding.

 That's the number of emotional breakdowns I've had today.

But it's ok. I'm doing better now.
I went to work this morning. And I could feel a beast growing in my head. I took some advil to calm it, but obviously it didn't do enough. When I got home and had Emotional Breakdown Number One, which was when my throbbing headache quickly escalated into a migraine. So I climbed into my bed {still in my work clothes} and slept for a solid four hours. I then awoke. With my headache still hanging on for dear life. It's still here. But it's better than what it was. Getting worse though.

Anywho. I had Emotional Breakdown Number Two when I took some pictures over to a family friend's house. So I then ventured back home, where I am now. And I decided I was going to make some brownies. So I began. And then realized we had no eggs. I almost cried. But then I gave up. So, this is how far I got:
Some melted butter.
Some flour.
And a greased pan.
That's as far as I got. At least I tried, right?
*sigh* I don't really want to go to work tomorrow.. bleh. Oh well. I need the money. But Wednesday morning Chad and I are leaving for Park City!! I'm SOOOO excited! It's gonna be a good week.

Also. Melissa's brother Jaden got married to Tiffany this weekend!! Ah. I loved their reception. You can check out Melissa's blog. She talked about it. Here's a few of the pics I took..
She's really pretty.
And he was my wedding buddy.
We drank Italian sodas together.
'Twas swell.

It was a super good wedding. I quite enjoyed myself. (:

And now guess what I'm doing?
Eating some cinnamon toast crunch.
I had to feed my sugar craving one way or another!
ok. Now I'm going to sleep.