Sunday, January 23, 2005

wild world

Oh, baby, baby it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile

well last night was definitely interesting. i went out with nicole burke and we hung out at barnes and noble in the children's section reading childrens books for three hours and then we went to get ice cream. one of the better ways i've ever spent a friday night. at the ice cream place we sat there and talked for another three hours. we were the only people in the place for probably two and a half of those hours, and the man who owns the place just kind of went about his business, casually listening to us talk. when it got time for the place to close, he was mopping up and turning off the lights so we started gathering up our things, and he decided it was his time to talk. now the conversation we had been having had been mostly about me, and whether or not the phrase "you're a playa who don't play." as someone once said about me, is true. (they are both of the opinion that it is...) anyway. the ice cream man decided that he was going to take a break from mopping and tell us about his wife, and this girl that works for him whose boyfriend broke up with her and all that drama and how i was young and there were millions of men out there and i shouldn't worry about any of it anyway. it was perhaps one of the most entertaining and interesting advice i've ever been given, especially since most of it had absolutely nothing to do really with what we were talking about. his final advice to me was this "just dump the guy you're with, he's not worth your time. then find someone who is the exact opposite and start dating him! if he's a brown haired guy, find a redhead." i laughed, and we left. it felt like some sort of really cheesy chick flick. but it was fun to be living in a movie moment. i wish life had more of those sometimes. or maybe less. anyway. good night everyone.

Monday, January 3, 2005

i can spell purple backwards

oh me oh my. there is way too much to say about this Christmas break, so maybe i should just give highlights.

-jeff butler to visit for a few days in muncie... always a good time.
-the johns aka all my new friends named john, and talking to old friends named john...
-Christmas of course
-having at least one superfluous non family member person hanging out at our house at all times, all day long, every day of break. that's probably my favorite part about being home, there are people at my house all the time. literally.
-New Years Eve
-Dad's birthday, which most people celebrate as New Years. The huge party that ensues. In which everyone we know comes to our house, and we karaoke.
-Driving to Utah in the middle of the night
-Driving through Nebraska... yes it takes about half the trip from Indiana to Utah to get through Nebraska, and yes I did it myself. wahoo.
-Getting to Utah in the middle of the night, stumbling around my sister's place, falling asleep on the couch, waking up to a bird, cat, dog, hedgehog, hamsters, and i'm not sure what else is crawling around over here.
-Jeff Butler time IN UTAH.
-hanging out with friends, new friends, old friends, good friends, lovely.
-driving to airport to pick mimi up and having the car break down in the lot.
-finding a friend (cute cute cute) named eric to jump the car, then to have him jump it again when it dies on our way out of the lot.
-trying to get back to provo, and having the car die again in rose parks salt lake city! (awesome exciting) and finding a mexican repair garage and chillin there until we see
-Chubby and Gordo's Mexican Restaurant and deciding that it was a must.
-and that's where we're at right now.
-oh also. probably having my sternum broke in the car accident i had