Friday, February 26, 2010


I was driving home from the store a couple days ago and I heard this song on the radio.It's called Bedrock by Young Money and Lloyd. These are some of the lyrics...

Ooh Baby,
I Be Stuck To You,
Like Glue Baby,
Wanna Spend It All On You,
My Room Is The G Spot,
Call Me Mr. Flintstone,
I Can Make Your Bed Rock (oooh..)
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock(oh ho oh...)
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock Girl
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock

Does that not sicken anybody else? These were some of the milder lyrics, too. No surprise it's on the iTunes top 10 most downloaded songs list right now.

For me personally, as I listened to this song, I pictured some guy saying this to a girl, as a way to represent himself to her. "Hey, yo. My name is Lloyd, and I can make your bed rock." What girl in her right mind wants that? I want someone to say, " Hi, my name is so and so, and I want to make you laugh," or something equally adorable.

I don't want you to think that I'm writing this casting judgment on the people that love these kind of songs, because I'm not.

I'm not perfect. I swear occasionally, and often find pleasure in listening to some songs that probably aren't sterling examples. But it's crap like this that goes too far. Girls wonder why guys today are so rude and lame, and it's because of crap like this. These songs come out and we love them, they get popular, and a month later next objectifying song comes out and we love it too!

We need to change what we think are great songs. "Hey Jude" is a great song. "Carry On My Wayward Son" is a great song. "They Weren't There" is a great song. "Bedrock" is crap.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010


The crock pot cake was a hit!! It was super moist, delicious, and way easy to make!

I found the recipe here , but I'll post it below as well...

1 package chocolate cake mix
1 container of sour cream (8 oz)
1 cup chocolate morsels
1 cup water
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix

spray crock pot with nonstick cooking spray.
mix cake mix, sour cream, chocolate morsels, water, egss, oil
and pudding mix in a bowl by hand.
pour into crock pot.
cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.

We have a ton left over too! You can totally substitute different types of chips for the chocolate morsels. I was thinking peanut butter chips would be way good in it too, or mint chips.

Way easy, and way good!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Foto

Katie rubbing my back with Icy Hot last night. I was tingly the rest of the evening.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Do you ever have one of those days where you just get charged up? Everything's not perfect, but you feel this affirmation that you're on the right track? I had one of those days today, and it was great.

I've been thinking a lot lately that I might not have what it takes to be an writer and get published. Whenever I hear someone's work or read a book, I think about how much better they are than I am.

This hit hard when a girl in my class, my age, announced she had had her first book published. I felt lazy and small. That was supposed to me. I told anyone that would listen growing up, that I was going to pay for college with the proceeds from my best selling novel. Maybe I can pay off college with the proceeds from my best selling novel.

My teacher picked a draft of my story as one of his favorites and read it in front of the class today. He gushed about what he loved, and everyone else gave good comments as well. It rejuvenated me. I'm revved up. 7 pages down, 263 to go. I'm coming!

UPDATE: Not that this in any way diminishes her accomplishments, but the girl in my class self-published her book. Meaning she had to pay someone to publish it. That makes me feel a little better... :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Word(more or)less Wednesday

A couple weeks ago Stacy(above) helped out our other roommates by cleaning out their shower drain. This is what we found... I call it "the raccoon tail".
For size comparison
I'm a little disturbed...
Job well done!

Sometimes being a girl is gross, like when our long hair clogs drains and turn into raccoon tails. It's gross at times like that.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I was walking to class today, just looking around at all the people, who like me are here to get an education. All 20-somethings getting trained in their various fields to hit the work force. 20 years from now, there will be another set of 20-somethings getting an education.

Time moves quickly. This June, it will be 3 years since I graduated from high school. I'm 20 years old. I'm in the 6th semester of my college career. 5 years from now, I could be married ( hopefully!) and be a mother. I could have a book published! 20 years from now, I could have kids in high school.

I started thinking about the things my current peers could accomplish in the future. Maybe one of them will design the next great feat in architecture. Another might grow to be our next major political leader. All this potential to be shared.

Do you ever think about stuff like this? How time moves so fast? How we have the potential to do these amazing things?

Right now I'm just this undergrad studying English hoping to make some kind of an impact in the future. But I could potentially be the mother of the person who cures cancer or paints the next Mona Lisa.

How do you deal with that? All that potential? How do people not freak out about all the crazy things that can happen in the future? I'm excited but nervous. What if I have those amazing kids and I mess up? That would suck for the people of the future with cancer.

Just some of the thoughts I had in the 5 minutes I was walking from my car to my class. My mind moves fast...

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I made that flower... :) Ignore the bowl,I was cramming for my lesson

Introducing my newest venture! Katie, some of my roommates, and I started a company!!!

For your follicular pleasure, Petal Pushers Design. We hand-make custom flowers that can be attached to headbands, bobby pins, or lobster clips!

Check out our site, we have a ton already made and like I said, we can customize them anyway you like!!

Monday, February 1, 2010


It's the 1st of the month. We all know what that means...dun dun dun. It's time to check in and blog about my progress with my New Year's resolutions I listed here.

As written by me...

  • Do Power 90 at least 2 times a week (Let's not get crazy...
I haven't been doing Power 90, but I did join a gym and have been working out about 4 days a week, 3 days minimum. Woot! Woot! Current weight loss: 3lbs.
  • Read my scriptures regularly
Still working on this one...
  • Write at least a page a week in my book
Well, I write at least a page a week of something because of my Creative Writing class, but it's not necessarily for my book.
  • Start a book.
Started. :)
  • Be a better pen pal to friends on missions
I've started several letters. Does that count?
  • Be a harder worker, as posted about before.
I'm doing better about keeping my room clean. I have to pick it up like 8 times a week, but I'm getting there.

With the whirlwind that is getting back into school a lot of my resolutions have kind of been pushed to the back of my mind. The one that I am most focused on is getting healthy. Our apartment has made the goal to lose a combined weight of 100 lbs this semester. Several of us are over weight, and we think that we can swing that.

On top of working out, I'm going to that body makeover thing I did at home that helped me lose 20lbs in a month, that I unfortunately gained back. I'll be super sexy in no time!!