Sunday, January 31, 2010

interesting information time!

Remember last time when I gave you weird information that I thought was cool? Well, here I am reading my Color Theory textbook---

-While in the U.S., if you're 'blue', you're depressed, but in Germany you are blue when drunk; if you're blue in Finland, you're just short of cash. weird how everybody associated color with different meanings.

-It was once thought that the fat of a dead red-haired person (presumed to be of fiery temper) would make an excellent poison, and was in great demand as a primary ingredient to rid oneself as enemies. (it's not people don't have a bad temper! :D)

-What is the most favorited color in the U.S.??? BLUE! Men started wearing more blue shirts after Sean Connery appeared in a blue shirt as James Bond in 007.

now, wasn't that interesting? ;)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Whoever Says It's Easy

Whoever says flower arranging isn't hard is full of it! There are lots of steps in just putting together a corsage. It took almost 2 hours to design this in class. (keep in mind, a pro can do like 5 an hour) but still! props to the flower arranging peeps out there.

p.s. whoever thinks keeping thier room clean with a roommate is full of it too...(see above haha)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


Does anyone else like to get on and find awesome pictures? well, i'm guilty. I came across The Library of Congress' photostream. There are tons of really old pictures of tons of different stuff. You should check it out if you're into old pictures. I think it's really cool :)

New York City skyline 1913

Hey dad...they even have world war pics...No man's land:

Brooklyn National baseball league:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Color project

Remember this project from last semester? Well, we had to take that shape project and find color schemes for it.
-Warm w/one cool
-Cool w/one warm
-Grey scale
-2 Fabric samples
-A painting
After finding the colors on Illustrator, I created these:

I took this while walking to class today:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Don't Look Outside

At night (or early morning....) when I climb into my bed to fall asleep, I usually look out the window. Last night, it was snowing. I pulled out my phone and looked at pictures I had taken during the summer. It reminded me of warm weather, vacations, family and fun. This put me in a nice coma for the rest of the night :)Pictures I looked at:

Family vacation to San Diego, driving along the coast:

That one day, you know...when I helped the Jonas Brothers film their music video in central park :D

Riding the skyway at SeaWorld over the ocean and having this view:

Driving to Provo for 4th of July and passing the lavender fields:

Lovely things even though it's cold and snowy:
-Itunes free download Tuesdays!
-A stranger said Hi to me while walking back to my apt.
-My Roxy clearance sale beanie came
-"What Dreams Are Made Of" from the Lizzie McGuire movie just came on my Pandora mix...reminds me of 8 grade friends
-I finished me Drafting hw in class
-I only have 1 more class today
-I taught myself 2 new songs on my guitar last night
-The Sun came out for awhile
-Something I was stressed about came out perfectly
-Taylor Swift's new single came out today, "Today Was A Fairytale"
Have an awesome day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Look What I Can Do!

The voice of MadTv's Stuart says it best, "Look What I Can Do!" :) Speaking of what I can do...In my floral arranging class we learned how to make bows out of floral ribbon. Not bows like tying your shoes, like LEGIT 'these go on the vase' bows. She told us to take a picture, because at the end of the semester we will laugh at ourselves. However, for the time being, i'm pretty proud of my newly learned bow tying skills :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

When I'm Up Late...

If i'm up late into the wee hours of the morning, it may be because i love music videos. Check out this gem i found: :)

Where do the animals freakin come from? hahaha Enjoy.

Have you seen Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video? weirdo! but i like it. haha

Saturday, January 9, 2010

In for a creepy/very odd movie?
Then this is the movie for you:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Odd Facts

Since school started, i've been learning some really cool stuff. I decided I would share it with the world every once in a while :) #1 on odd facts.

Whenever your rose has a perfectly straight stem, that means it was grown on the equator :) (via flower arranging, bro Romney)

When you're painting walls in your house, always tape a sample up and look at it very often throughout the day. The color changes because of the light in the room. It looks different at every time of day! If it's a warm color, in the summer the room will feel 2-3 degrees hotter, pyscologically. (via Color Theory, bro Parson)

The largest commercial building in the world is in Aalsmeer, Holland. (999,000 sq. meters)Guess what it's used for...flower auction! Instead of using trucks to transport the flowers, they're picked up, just like the doors in Monsters Inc & taken to a building across the road to ship them. This teacher of mine will often get flowers sent to BYUI from there to arrange the bouquets for the devotionals.

That's just a few...I will post stuff like this every once in a while...haha. I think it's awesome stuff.

What i'm looking forward to in 2010...

- My flower arranging class
- Learning to paint and draw from bro. Parson
- Being away from snow on April 9 & visiting Tar in Provo!
- A concert road trip with my friends from SLC
- Maybe finding a job I actually like this summer? suggestions? :)
- Turning 20!!!

Anyone doing anything awesome in 2010?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Vacation

I got back up to BYUI last night...found my car like this:

Anyway...Christmas vacation was a lot of fun! On Jan. 1 we went out in the hills with family. Visited the sink hole & keyhole canyon and went shooting.

Keyhole Canyon

Lucy, Abby & Ari

Tar is the best left hand shooter around, and i'm the best right hand shooter. We make the best team. haha

Me, Tar & Mady

The whole fam damily

Oh, and today while I was buying my books, the power went she was printing my receipt. It was out for a couple of hours. I hope this isn't a sign as to how this semester will go :/ Have you ever went food shopping in the dark? it's odd.