Tuesday, August 07, 2007

you know you've been checking for days for a new post...

...and finally i have a little something to fill your addiction (i'm so anal about formatting that these things take me so much longer than needed. side note: how can you change the size of text within a post?!)

1. medical billing management - work with medical claims, call insurances, basic office work (this job makes me want to go to school and gain a skill more than anything else)
2. interior fabrics - i sell fabric, it's truly amazing!
3. AVID tutor - helped kids in school and taught them the basics of taking notes and thinking for themselves
4. preschool teacher aide - did crafts with a bunch of 3-5 year olds with their moms
5. l&t produce - made some amazing wraps. delish!

1. a resort - complete with a spa, pool, and shopping! i don't even care if its only 5 minutes from my house
2. california - is and will always be an amazing weekend
3. las vegas - i realize its filthy but there are amazing things to do there (shows, roller coasters, extreme rides, picture worthy opportunities) all fun as long as you don't look too closely at your environment
4. camping - is sweet as well and is probably the most affordable, easy, and relaxing of them all


1. dirty dancing and pride and prejudice (old and new) - they're both equally my number one
2. ...nothing deserves to even be on the same list as these two


1. teeny bopper books - i'm a sucker for the fun careless read, anything by meg cabot usually sucks me in

1. orange street - born and raised
2. guayaquil ecuador
3. byu campus - provo (come on, as if i'd live in rexburg)
4. mansfield australia - the man from snowy river country, literally, like i saw his house

1. north america
2. south america
3. australia
4. europe


1. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches - you think i'm kidding but i'm not, the greatest combo is roman meal bread, creamy skippy peanut butter, and homemade strawberry jam. yum!

1. on a yacht - it sounds a lot cooler than it was


1. i don't think of the passing of time in a straight continual line. for me it is an elaborate set of circles and ovals with no beginning or end. no matter if its thinking of the months in a year, the days in a week, or even hours in a day there is a certain circle in my mind that keeps them all together. i could draw it out for you on paper but it wouldn't be as well connected or amazing as it is in my head.

2. i'm one of those people that wish they were amazing at everything. and yet i'm not willing to put forth the effort to perfect a skill. hence the reason i don't really speak spanish, i never play the piano in front of anyone, and my drawing skills are horrible. i just want to wake up one day and be perfect at anything and everything. i know this will never happen but i can dream can't i?

3. i never throw anything away. you never know when you're going to need a cardboard box, or that old notebook, or even a bolt of ribbon. and yet when its time to actually use some of these items i never do because what if down the line i need to use them for something better?! and so the cycle continues and i stack up junk. it even goes for my music on my computer. even if i never listen to a particular song i won't delete it in fear that one day i will need that very song for some skit or dance party! at least i'm prepared i guess...

4. i copy the voice inflection of others. i don't know why i do this and i do it completely unconsciously and yet it always happens. just the other week i had multiple people ask me why me and lindsey sound the same. they wondered if it was a westwood thing (our high school) alas it is not. it is just an afton thing. apparently if i like you and spend hours on end with you i will eventually start to sound like you. take it as a compliment.

5. i'm a lot smarter than my hobbies and major make me appear. its true. i get good grades in actual academic courses and really don't put to much work into getting those grades. i hadn't taken math for 3 years and yet tested directly into a calculus class and got an A in the class. i only say all of this in hopes of making myself feel better for the fact that i'm majoring in home and family life. yes the cop-out mom major of byu. (apparently i haven't fully come to terms with this yet) i just want people to know that i could rock an engineering degree if i wanted to but i would rather sew, cook, and design.

6. i am NOT a morning person. as much as i would like to be i just am not. my entire family consists of morning people. i'm talking up by 5:30 and completely done with the day by 10 am type of morning people. if i try to get up anywhere before 7 i can't function or even think straight. and yet for some reason i keep setting my alarm for 6 thinking one of these days i'm magically going to change and be able to pop right up the second my alarm goes off. (this has yet to happen)


1. lindsey!
2. camille!
3. adam!
4. chelsea!

Monday, August 06, 2007


last week my friends and i all got together to go see hairspray and oh boy was it amazing! now this was the third version of hairspray i have seen (and hopefully the last because as much as i love them all how many more times can you adapt this same story line?!) and it was definitely my favorite. the first time i remember seeing the original hairspray (1988) it was on tv and i thought it was hilarious that ricki lake was the star of the show. now whenever i think about it it reminds me of cry baby which i just found out was written and directed by the same guy, john waters, who did the original hairspray and therefore is why both movies remind me of each other. also he is the flasher in the the beginning of the 2007 version! (thank you imdb for making my world go round) there are actually a lot of people who were in both film versions like jerry stiller was the father in 1988's and ricki lake is actually one of the talent agents at the end of 2007's that comes to see link. but anyway...this first film version was not a musical in the sense that they broke out in song after every sentence but it was later adapted into the broadway musical in 2002. i saw it at gammage who knows when but i do remember that it was amazing!
but even after seeing it on stage i still loved the 2007 version even more! it was like that with the phantom of the opera for me too. i had seen phantom on stage, knew the music, loved the story, and yet when the film version came out in 2004 i was completely blown away. the characters were all perfect in harispray and they had some of the greatest lines! made even funnier when watching it with a bunch of guys who laughed the hardest at any sort of racial comment (meant to be funny or not). now i'm not saying this is now my favorite movie but as long as you go into it knowing its a cheesy musical its absolutely incredible. and hello all of the clothing was amazing in it and i'm going to get me one of those dresses and then find me a guy who will rock one of those suits with the coordinating socks, i will then be living the dream...(i couldn't find a picture to do this look justice so you'll just have to go see the film and check out the guy in green)