Monday, January 30, 2012

Week #5

Happy Monday Peeps!

So last weeks goal: failed it.  I didn't take my real camera out once.  So that is going to be my goal again this week.  Take my camera out! I used to be in the habit of taking it place and now, not so much.  But I will. I will, I will, I will!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Confessions

I'm linking up with Alyx over at Every Day is a New Adventure.

I rarely make my bed.  It is a rare, very special occasion when my bed is made.  I figure, what's the point?  In t-minus 17ish hours, I am going to be in it again and then all my hard work of making my bed will be down the drain.

I have turned into a phone face. You know the people.  The people you see walking around with their phone in their face.  That is me.  I am constantly checking my email, Facebook, losing in Words with Friends, Instagraming, etc.

I jam out to Disney music in my car.  Like Friday night for example.  "Stand Out" from "A Goofy Movie" was blasting in my car.  I always turn it down when I come to stop lights so I look like a normal human being, but once I start driving again I crank it up and get my moves on.

I really don't like cooking.  My poor husband.  He's gonna be so skinny.  Unless he can cook.  Or likes to eat out.  Hopefully he likes to cook.

I think "That's What She Said" jokes are hilarious.  I know I probably shouldn't, and I usually feel bad for laughing at them and/or saying them but there are so many things that you can add that phrase onto.

Click on the image if you want to link up.  Happy Sunday :)

Last Week In Pictures

  • Tut tut, looks like snow!
  • OMG it finally snowed!
  • I had a pair of boots that I wore all the time and the soles were pretty much gone so every time I walked in something wet, my feet were soaked.  So I had a legit reason to get new boots.  The best part, Forever Young was having a buy one get one FREE sale.  Two pairs of boots for the price of one.  Ohhh yeah!
  • I love hot baths.  One of my favorite ways to relax.
  • Getting my workout on.
  • Chinese food with Amberly.  
  • LOL, my brother! A mix between John Lennon, or a Young Ozzy.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Brother, John Lennon

Holy cow, I suck at blogging this week.  I have been keeping myself busy which is good, but by the time I get home all I want to do is climb into bed and watch "How I Met Your Mother".  So that is what I've been doing.  I have also sucked on my goal this week of taking out my camera.  I haven't taken it out once.  I still have tomorrow though and the mountains are calling my name. . .

I did want to share this though.  With the current hair do my brother is rocking (no comment) he looks like John Lennon.  That's not the picture of Lennon I was looking for, but you get the idea.  All he needs is a white suit and Yoko Ono.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week 4

My goal this week:

Take out my real camera to take pictures.  Now that I have my phone that takes good pictures, I never take pictures with my camera.  It's so convenient to whip out my phone instead of my camera. Poor thing is probably feeling left out!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January Playlist

Need some new tunes?  Don't worry my friends, I have you covered.  Here are some the top songs I've had on repeat lately:

"Seaside" The Kooks
"Shake It Out" Florence and the Machine
"Oh! Darling" The Beatles
"Love" Foster the People
"Howlin' for You" The Black Keys
"Falling" Florence and the Machine
"Be My Thrill" The Weepies
"Breaking Down" Florence and the Machine
"Seven Nation Army" The White Stripes
"Hold Me" Weezer
"Everybody Loves Me" One Republic
"Get On Your Boots" U2

Look them up and thank me later :)
Anyone else have any other good songs I can add to my playlist?

Last Week in Pictures

  • Mmmm, breakfast.
  • My new favorite thing to cook.  Asparagus, green beans, drizzled in olive oil and rosemary. So freakin good.
  • Waiting in line at the post office.  Does anyone else think it's ridiculous that they only have two workers for a line out the door?
  • Rain!
  • My shoes.
  • Doing laundry.  Finally, clean pants!
  • "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."  Great movie.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Best Way To Spend a Friday Night

Doing laundry, of course.

Ok, not so much.

Memo to self:  don't go multiple weeks without doing laundry or you will be doing laundry foooooorever.  But, I do have clean pants now.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thoughts from Today

#1.  Those three weeks of having no school or homework spoiled me.  I am having the hardest time getting back into the groove of reading textbooks, doing writing responses, taking quizzes, and all that other fun stuff that comes along with school starting.  So far it has been a busy and productive week.  Work, school, library, and the gym doesn't leave much time for anything else, but that's alright.

#2.  There's a general rule of thumb while working out.  If you are at a gym and they have TV's, don't watch the food network.  Today while getting my workout on I was watching the travel channel.  You would think you would be safe watching the travel channel, but my friends, you're not.  Did you know that most of the travel channel consists of food?  Apparently when you travel, all you do is eat.  Today's show was about State Fair foods and ohmygosh, I am craving anything and everything fried right now.  It's amazing what you can fry.  Did you know you can fry butter?  Butter.  Also, salsa, guacamole,  peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, snickers, and pretty much anything else you can think of.  The next show was about a place that served pizza that was the size of a table, not even kidding.  This thing was at least 4 feet in diameter.  Massive!

#3.  It rained today.  Rain always makes me happy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Week 3

This week's goal:

#1:  Do the basics daily:  prayers and scriptures.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sister Date

Beauty and the Beast came out in 3D and I had to go see it!  So I took Aubrey along and we had a sister date.  It included Pier 49 pizza, sour straw candy, booster seats, and 3D glasses.  I don't think Aubrey enjoyed the movie as much as me because half way through the movie she was asking when it was going to be over. 6 year olds. No appreciation for classic Disney movies. . .

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Last Week In Pictures

  • Aubrey and Dad watching a movie.
  • Grocery Shopping at Target.
  • Amberly and I went to the gym Tuesday night, and when we came out her car wouldn't start.  I am proud to say that I officially now know how to jump a car. Woot!
  • Sushi! Mmmmm, I could go for some sushi right now.
  • Towels in my bathroom.
  • Washing my face to get ready for bed.
  • Sister Date with Aubrey. Pizza and Beauty and the Beast 3D

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th. Dun dun dun . . .

Good thing I'm not superstitious or else this could be a very interesting day.  

In current Sam news:
I have finally found it.  The Best thing about the iPhone is the iPhone case.  After much searching, I found one that I am in love with.  Does anyone else think it is ridiculous how much they charge for a tiny piece of plastic.  Sheesh!  Oh well, my phone is stinkin cute. 

School has started.  I am now a first semester senior!  Booyah!  That means next semester I either student teach or *fingers crossed* intern.  I'm hoping for the internship because a) it's paid and b) it counts as your first year of teaching so you get benefits and all that fun stuff.  Also, I really don't want to have to move back home to do student teaching.  There's no way I could teach full time and work full time to pay my bills.  Not happening.

I have been having dreams of teaching lately.  It's kinda weird.  Not scary ones, just ones where I'm in a class and I'm working with students and I'm happy and loving what I do.  I wake up really excited and wanting to teach already.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fill in the Blank

1.   The last thing I ate was    a Raspberry Dark Chocolate Swirl Chocolate. 

2.   The last song I listened to was    "That's the Way I Love You" by Taylor Swift.  Taylor sings to my heart     .

3.  Using the letters in my name I can spell    (Samantha) Sam, man, that, mast, mass, math, and more I'm sure but I really don't feel like it      .

4.  If I had to dress in one color for the rest of my life I would pick    black.  Not in a gothic way, but I would include all gray in this since it is technically a hue of black.  Right?  Isn't it?  My art classes are failing me!   

5.  If you were to look in my bag right now you'd find   headphones, my wallet, a Sharpie pen, Lifesaver mints, Vaseline lip balm, lotion, gloves, Sudoku, the book "1984", a little notebook, and my work ID badge .

6.  When I finish filling in the blanks I'm going to    watch "How I Met Your Mother" Suite up!

7.  My all time favorite song to dance to is   "Stand Out" from A Disney Movie .


Eryka @ ABCDE tagged me in this fun little game.  Thanks chica :)

The Rules:

1. Post the rules.
2. Post 11 things about you.
3. Answer the questions the tagger asked you. 
4. Write 11 new questions for those you tag.

11 Things About Me:

1.  I quote "The Office" in daily life.
2.  I once bought my mom one hundred 1 cent stamps because I thought it was a better deal than buying only three 33 cent stamps.  I then preceded to mail a very important bill for my mom with a 1 cent stamp.  She was sooo mad! Haha!
3.  I have a Superman fettish.  He is currently the background on my phone.  Don't get me started on the cast for the new Superman movie . . .
4.  I've never been to Disneyland.  I need to change this.  Soon.  
5.  I am the oldest of eight kids.
6.  I love Sharpie pens.  They are the only things I write with.
7.  I prefer the cold over the heat.
8.  I have attended 3 colleges/universities.
9.  I love to read! This summer I read 13 books.  
10.  I am a firm believer that a hot bath, chocolate, and a good cry can make anything better.  For a minute anyways.
11.  I don't like cooking, but I wish I did.

11 Questions for me:

If you could eat one thing for a week and not gain any weight what would you eat? Chili Cheese Fries.  Ohmygosh this sounds so good right now.
2. Are you a Hunger Games fan? If yes, Peeta or Gale? If you're not, why havent you read it yet?  Heck yes I am a Hunger Games fan!  LOVE those books.  I can't wait for March so I can finally see the movie.  And Peeta.  No question.
3. Do you have any weird traits? I like to dip my fries in my Frosty.  That's the best way to eat a Frosty. 
4. What is your favorite movie, ever?  Oh geez, this is a hard one.  It really depends on my mood, but I used to say "While You Were Sleeping" so we'll go with that.
5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Does everywhere count?  
6. Who is your idol? My Savior, Jesus Christ.  
7. Chocolate or Funfetti cake mix?  I would take Funfetti cake over chocolate cake any day of the week.
8. Describe your prefect day:  I would sleep in, but not too late.  Then I would get ready and someone would have made me a freakin' awesome breakfast.  Then I would get in my car and drive somewhere I hadn't been before.  Actually, someone else would be driving because I don't like to drive.  The day would be pretty spontaneous.
9. What is your favorite Hoilday and why?  Christmas.  There is just something happy about Christmas.  It seems that everyone is happier around that time of year and there is a feeling in the air.  
10. How many siblings do you have?  I am the oldest of 8 kids.  Six girls and two boys.
11. Favorite book?   I can't pick one so I'll give you my top 4:  "The Kite Runner" "The Giver" The Harry Potter Series (I count that as one).  "The Picture of Dorian Gray" 

11 Questions for you:

1.  If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
2.  What's your favorite smell?
3.  If you had to choose 3 bands to listen to for the rest of your life, who would they be?
4.  Chocolate Frosty or Vanilla Frosty?
5.  When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
6.  Ice or no ice in your drink?
7.  If they were to make a movie of your life, who would play you?  
8.  Guilty pleasure food?
9.  If you had to choose between having perfect health for the rest of your life or having an unlimited supply of money, which would you choose?
10.  How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
11.  Most important accomplishment you've done thus far in life?

I Tag:

Felicity @ Pursuit of Felicity
Eve @ Love always, E :)
Gentri @ Gentri Lee
Alyx @ Everyday is a New Adventure
Megan @ The Freckled Italian
Shannon @ The Wise Little Owl
Pia @ Odds and Ends
Danica @ Goodheart
Jules @ Chocolate and Babies
Ashley @ Absolutely Ashley

And also anyone else who would like to join in!  If you do, let me know so I can read your responses.

Monday, January 09, 2012


Ah, Instagram.  You are my favorite thing.  I have been taking pictures of the most random things and uploading them, just because I can.  I'm afraid my Project 365 is going to turn into all photo's taken from my iPhone. Hmmm.  Anywho, here is a peek of the randomness from today:

  • Working woman.  Chillin' in the break room on my break.
  • I had an hour in between classes.  Oh yeah, school started today.  Good thing I have a book handy in my bag.  I'm still reading 1984.
  • My socks blend in with my carpet.  They're like camouflage socks. Sort of?  Maybe? 
  • Grocery shopping at Target.
If you want to follow I'm "saminreallife".  If you have one, let me know! I'd love to follow. 

Week 2

Last weeks goals: rocked them.  I went to the gym Monday through Friday and got some good workouts in.  And I wrote down (almost) everything I spent money on.  Holy cow I spend a lot of money.  I think it was just because this was the last week of vacation from school and I was in a money spending mood and had lots of free time, which is a bad combination.

My goals this week are:

#1:  Continue to hit up the gym.  School is starting, so life may get really busy, but the goal is 4-5 times this week.

#2:  Make a budget and stick to it.  I have to buy books for my classes (bleh) so that'll blow any budget, but I saw how much money I spent on things I really didn't absolutely need, and I need to reign that in.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Last Week in Pictures

  • My makeup.
  • My car was nasty, beyond dirty so I treated it to the most top-of-the-line car wash Chevron had to offer: The Hurricane.
  • My fish eye lens came! So I pretty much took pictures of everything within my viewing distance.
  • Kiley came down and I got to take some pictures of her cute little boy.
  • Ashley and I had a little photo shoot (more to come) and the coloring of the mountains was too pretty to pass up.  (Taken with fisheye lens)
  • My new scarf.  Diggin it.
  • AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! An iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 07, 2012


I am pretty excited because look at what is in my hand.  A freakin iPhone!  (Insert squeals of excitement here.)  So far it's been amazing.  I haven't done any weird auto corrects (yet), but I did send a bunch of people an "Love you too" text, including my ex-fiance.  Weird.

How did that happen?  Let me explain.  When I first got it I sent a mass text to a bunch of people in my phone so they would have my new number and if people replied back to that message everyone got those messages.  So my grandma sent me a message that says, "Thanks sanman - lov u!" and I reply "Love you too".  A couple minutes later my sister texted me and said, "Dear Grandma and Sam, I am pretty sure you sent that to a lot of people" and then a couple minutes after that I get a text from my ex-fiance, "What?"  Probably scared the crap outta him, haha.

I have been downloading apps like crazy! Anyone have any favorites?

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