Monday, October 25, 2010

Heidi's Daily Affirmation.

I took the idea from Emily. Whose blog I love.
She did this first
and probably better, but here goes.

You've probably seen this video.
She's pretty adorable right?
I love it. I also love that attitude.
This is the attitude that I have about my life at this very moment!

I can be a SHARK.
Now my whole life is great.
I can do anything good!
I like my school
I like my hair

I like my Scarletts!
I like my dads
]I like my play
I like my sisters
I like my whole house
I like my moms
I like my Kurts
I like my Senorita Eeeeeeeva Blancas
I like my church
I like my brothers

I like my
I like my roommates
I like my whole life!
My whole life is great
I can do anything good
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah...
I can do anything good!


Friday, October 22, 2010

The Game

Here's yet another Dallas Clayton poem.
I love him.


Child 1: This game doesn’t have directions.

Child 2: So?

Child 1: So how do you know if you are playing it right?

Child 2: It’s fun. When a game is fun you’re playing it right.

-Dallas Clayton

I think there's a lot to be said of this. Unfortunately, I didn't get enough sleep last night to figure out exactly what.

I'm sure you can figure it out. You're smart and wonderful people.

-The Little Red Haired Girl

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stage Door!!!

Watch this to see how amazing my show is going to be. Oh it is.
Also, don't look for me in this trailer, I'm not in it.
But I AM in the play!
So come see it!

We open next Wednesday, the 27th and run through November 13th!
You can get tickets online, or on BYU campus in the HFAC!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here's the thing.

This is my new goal, thanks to a little help from Marc Johns. Check him out.
I'm realizing it's easier just to try and be happy, even when you're not.
It's all in what you focus on.
and guesswhatsurprise!
Trying to be happy, makes you happy.

So here for you, my four faithful blog readers (all within my family, I'm guessing)
is yet another of my happy lists:

1. Oh my gosh the weather. I know, I know. Every girl, and every girl who blogs is talking about how amazingly wonderful this weather is and thescarvesandbootsandsweaters. yes. I feel the same way. But oh, the chilliness, the rain, THE THUNDER AND LIGHTENING! I've been waiting for 2 years for a good thunderstorm in Utah, and finally got one yesterday. It was wondrous. It makes me put on my "autumn" playlist on my ipod, and float away to the strains of the Amelie, The Village and Little Women soundtracks, Iron and Wine, Nickel Creek, Joni Mitchell, Josh Ritter, the Weepies and more lovelies. This makes me happy. It's Cozy weather. Capital C-Cozy.

2. How happy I am with my living situation. I thought it was a miracle when I got housing at all, and in the complex of my dreams. I went in with one roommate that I knew, and two strangers. I was nervous. And I LOVE THEM. It's wonderful. I'm incredibly happy with my roommates, my house, my ward and the environment I now find myself in. I've never been super involved in my student ward or apartment complex, and have mostly created my social circle outside of those parameters. However, this year, I am making an effort to be more involved. Play rehearsals make this difficult, but I am trying. But all, in all, my new living situation is highly pleasing. Highly.

3. I can again feel inspired, fashion-wise. I lost my fashion bravery for a while. It's back now. And right in time for Autumn. Today I am wearing Navy blue and black together. Which, in my mind takes the kind of attitude and posture which indicates that this wasn't a mistake, but a purposeful decisions. Do I think too much about clothes? Yes.

4. My hair is growing!!!

5. Coooooooking. I love cooking. I don't know why. It's all I want to do. I want to drop out of school and be a cook. What I love the most is inventing things with the items I have in my kitchen. Which generally means it will have either cilantro, or curry in it...or both. On Wednesday, I was having an absolutely terrible day. A Jonah day. Just the worst. Then I came home, and realized I had some leftover canned pumpkin in my fridge, and I whipped some pumpkin-curry chicken. It turned out pretty good, a little too salty, but pretty dang good. There's something incredibly calming about cooking, and I've realized that almost nothing makes me simultaneously happier or more stressed out than cooking for others.
I'm not a perfectionist in any area of my life, but when it comes to baking, I freak a little bit. Over Conference weekend, my roommates and some friends and I created a little cozy nest in our living room, piling cushions, blankets and each other all over our floor and carpets. I baked pumpkin bread saturday morning, and coffee cake on Sunday morning. Saturday night, I baked a couple of strawberry rhubarb pies for my friends Bethany and Graham. Almost all of these baking episodes had a serious incident that affected the product for the worse. The crust decided to be made of crumbly sand, and hate me. By the time I had figured out how to work with it, one of the pies was...special. The other one wasn't too bad though. All of this baking made me sososo happy. Again, can Julie and Julia be my life?

6. Stage Door. Seriously this play is going to be gooooood. Come buy your tickets! It starts the 27th of October and runs through November 13th.

7. I have some of the best people around me that ever were. Seriously. My family is the best. My friends, I've really discovered this year, are invaluable to my life. I can't thank them enough for listening to me whine dramatically, or cry dramatically, or giving me support exactly when I need them the most. Miracles. I have angels in my life.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Complementary Me.

"Oh dear me, what a strange peculiar thing that I should always see, someone just like me..."
-Elizabeth and the Catapult

I've been noticing a trend in my life.
The trend is doppelgangers.

I don't know why. I don't know how. But I have a million of these so-called "twins" walking around in the world.
I used to think it was just the fact that most people think red hair makes twins of everyone. When the Parent Trap came out, everyone and their mom swore I looked exactly like "that girl in the movie"...Lindsay Lohan...Yikes. And, honestly, I was flattered, because I ADORED that movie, and I wanted nothing more than to be Hallie with her twist-and-clip hair, bangs, chinese dress, fluffy purse, and blue nail polish. She was the ultimate cool. But really, we both just had red hair. It wasn't even the same color red. Not everyone with red hair looks the same!
But lately, I've noticed that when I mention the red hair phenomenon, people are saying, "But she didn't have red hair."
I just don't know.

This is also compiled with the fact that literally, close to every single new person I've met throughout my life has told me that I remind them of someone they already know.
I can't figure out if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
One one hand, it's like people are comfortable with me because I seem familiar to them...
On the other hand...I remind them of someone they don't like...
On a third, mutant-hand, I am completely un-unique.
Un-unique? Is there another word for that?
Anyways, I'm finding this interesting.
The doppelganger effect.

Addendum: Literally 20 minutes after I posted this, my friend came and got me to show me my "doppelganger" in the HFAC. I didn't see the resemblance.
Addendum again: I'm thinking of using the above picture for Halloween. My hair looks almost exactly like that right now.