Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Today's Daily Zen

Of one thing it is said
"that is bad"
and of another it is said
"that is good."
But there is nothing
inherent in things
that make them good
or bad, for each thing's
self is empty of
independent existence.

- Samantabhadra-Bodhisattva-sutra

I really like today's Zen quote. It reminds me of a little plaque that my grandma had in her kitchen that I am sure she toll-painted. It said, "Don't criticize your wife's judgment. She picked you as a husband!" So, to criticize others is to criticize yourself...we are all connected. Not to mention, the world could use a lot more praise and positivity!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I'm finally getting around to posting pictures of my new hair color and trim. I forgot to take an "after" picture at the salon, so I had to wait for a day when I wasn't too lazy to actually do my hair. I'll be honest, the ponytail and I have a sickly codependent relationship. :)

BEFORE (my hair was so greasy!!!)

AFTER (and on my way to work)

I think I'm going to grow out my bangs again. I've enjoyed having them, but I'm not sure if they are quite right for my roundish/squarish face. I like having longer hair, though...I'll keep that for a bit, although I did find a few pictures of me with shorter hair back in August or so in 2006, and good gravy, I was hot! :) My goal this summer is to change my eating habits into healthy habits and exercise consistently. I want to look and feel healthier, which definitely means slimmer!! I've seen blogs where there is a daily picture of what the person is wearing that day. It might be fun to do that for a couple reasons: 1. I'll have to get up and get dressed every day. :) Sadly, I need motivation to end my beauty sleep. 2. I could make a sweet slideshow of my body shrinking. That would make me feel really good to watch. 3. It would be good fun.

Well, onto something more productive...

Sunday, April 19, 2009


This is a picture I like of me, taken in January. I'm diggin' the red lips lately.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I hate how when I post videos and such, they're always WAY BIGGER than my column for posts. Anyone know how to fix that???

The Soloist

It's been awhile since Patrick and I went to see a movie in a theater. Well, I'm very excited to go see this one...maybe I'll drag my family out when we're visiting in Arizona in a couple weeks:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's Daily Zen

Enlightenment is like the
moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet,
nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
the moon is reflected even
in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
are reflected in dewdrops on the grass,
or even in one drop of water.

- Dogen (1200-1253)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Today's WOW moment:

Well, a TON of people have heard about Susan Boyle who performed on Britain's Got Talent last week. I hadn't heard of her until tonight, and her performance is surprising. Like getting surprised with a present when you're totally not expecting it. The song is I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables. The song is kind of sad/depressing, but the fact that this not-so-attractive 47 year old just tears it up blows me away. Watching the audience and the judges go from cynical and judgmental to entirely blown away is a trip. This woman inspires me.

Here's the link to the video on YouTube: Susan Boyle

What did you think?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!! I'll be doing homework by myself today, which isn't fun, but it has to be done. Patrick and I will have to do a nice dinner when he gets back from Vegas.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trying a new dew

I'm getting my hair done tomorrow and my stylist always gives me a hard time if I've recently washed my hair. Well normally i wash on thursdays, but i figured i'd get it nice and greasy for her by waiting another day. Gross? Hey, I'm trying to be obedient.:) so to disguise my hamburger head i did the head wrap. I'm not sure if i pulled it off, but it sure was interesting to observe other people's reaction to it. Lots of stares in utah county.:) i can't wait to have a clean head tomorrow! Oh, we called really oily hair hamburger head when i was growing know all the oil left in the pan when you cook ground beef on the stove? Funny, huh?