Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Anywhosie, I've been sitting here at my laptop studying for 2 finals that I have tomorrow morning. Who had the audacity to schedule 2 finals on my birthday? Did they not know that I plan on drinking my body weight in Egg Nog tonight and may show up to class Nog-drunk, wearing my mom's blue leather jumpsuit from 1982 whilst singing 'Feliz Navidad' complete with maracas? Yeah, profs, you may have wanted to consider that.
Wow, tangents are fun. Back to my point: so I've been sitting at my laptop and thinking about all the things that have happened in the last year. I am completely stunned with what I've come up with. Here's a snippet of my brain's processes. Please keep your arms and legs inside the bloggisphere during the ride:
I've fallen in love with an amazing man.
I went from listening to angry-I-hate-boys music (thanks, Vanessa!) to experiencing an emotion that I can barely put into words. Bob and I have such a great connection with each other. He has softened my heart and makes me want to be a better person. I love him with all my heart and would do anything for him. I cannot wait to marry him, and hope these 5 1/2 months go by fast so I can fall asleep in his arms every night. He truly is my other half, my best friend, my everything.
My future career has been decided.
After feeling completely lost in life, and crying way too much over school, I have decided to become a Speech Pathologist. School is going great, and I was even chosen to do an Independent Study/Research Project with some professors at the U. Sure, I have to be in school for an extra year, but it's worth it when I look at my future and am able to smile with a confidence that I know it will make me happy.
I have become more domesticated.
While I have yet to religiously watch Martha Stewart, and create elaborate centerpieces with my fancy casserole, I have been cooking more. I even have a cookbook where I'm recording my favorite recipes. (Mind you, this is coming from the girl who lived on packaged pasta and Eggo Waffles for the 6 months she lived in the Avenues). I even asked for a KitchenAid for Christmas! WTF? Yup, it's time to get a cheesy apron with designs and words created with fluorescent puff-paint.
I am truly, sincerely, genuinely happy.
Not like I haven't been happy in the past, but I can't seem to stop smiling this year. I have so much to be thankful for. I have Bob, my health, great family and friends, a nice home to live in, good food to eat. While things are not perfect (when are they?), they are pretty darn close! In fact, I feel a song coming on...
[Priscilla dawns tap shoes and a sequined vest. Her friends pop out behind her bed, TV, and desk in similar attire with cheesy smiles and matching outfits as they sing...]
[Spirit fingers galore on that last note! SPIRIT FINGERS I TELL YOU!!!]
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I am thankful for...
1. A fiance who is proud of my belching, sings theme songs from old cartoons, likes to read super nerdy fantasy novels out loud with me, and loves me enough to make me his wife.
2. Creepy guys on the bus who don't follow me home.
3. Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero.
4. Banana Cream Pie with a cold glass of 1% milk.
5. Knowing that I will never truly understand what it means to starve, freeze, or live on the streets.
6. Novels that provide escape, adventure, and enlightenment. Movies that cause laughter, thrill, and tears.
7. Mac & Cheese shaped like Spongebob characters, Triscuit and Easy Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Rich's Turkey, Gouda, & Cranberry sandwiches, cheesy grins, cheesy jokes, and cheesy moments.
8. FREE MEAL! from Cafe Rio.
9. Making it through a meal with the majority of the food in my mouth and not on my lap.
10. Music that allows for singing in the shower, dancing in the kitchen, and head-bobbing at work or while driving.
11. Having family and friends who support, joke, and let me be me.
12. Spring Break, Summer Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, road trips, weekend trips, week-long trips, and any other event with the word 'break' or 'trip' in the title.
13. Having faith that I will see my late grandparents again. Having faith that while the future will be difficult, it will also be full of immense joy and happiness. Having faith.
14. Sleeping in.
15. Being a women who can hold a job, attend a University, vote, have a family, and not be expected to live a quiet, passive life.
16. Not just owning 1 pair of shoes, but being able to feed my fetish with many shoes of differing color, shape, and purpose.
17. Modern medicine and the ability to live a long, full, fruitful life.
18. Butterfly kisses, Eskimo kisses, short kisses, long kisses, quick kisses, and romantic kisses.
19. All things beautiful, fun, exciting, adventurous, spontaneous...that aren't too risky or dangerous (a girl has got to set some limits).
20. Knowing that the entire future is what I choose to make it. And right now, I'm looking to make it a good one!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Finally, as stated earlier, there are ways to prevent the spread of AIDS. Many countries have seen success from dispensing condoms and providing clean needles to the drug community. The majority of these countries have seen a drastic decline in infections with AIDS. These preventive measures work, so hopefully the United States takes part in them.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm quite sad this election has come to an end. I have been actively saving newspaper articles and magazine excerpts to add to my "I Heart America" scrapbook. This once People Mag junkie has resorted to searching for all things political. You'd think I'd get sick of all that patriotic, red, white, and blue mumbo-jumbo, but I most definitely did not! In fact, my room feels extremely empty now that I have removed the final link from my paper chain count down to Election Day.
Aside from my own, personal memory-collecting, I have also enjoyed the entertainment that comes during the election season. There are so many things that I will miss about the elections. The following are only a few of many:
- Pondering what a bulldog would look like with lipstick.
- Being constantly reminded the McCain was a Prisoner of War.
- Hearing the word 'Change' approximately 28,459 times in the last year.
- Getting Sarah Palin and Tina Fey mixed up... they look so freakin' much alike!
Ahh....good times, good times. I do believe I will shed a single, glistening tear in remembrance of the happiness and joy this election has brought to me. I mean, I have been introduced to a fabulous new updo, opinions up the wazoo, and Democrat-Repulican vocal smack downs. Where else am I supposed to find this kind of entertainment? And don't say the CW or MTV. They ain't got nuthin on this!
To say bon voyage to Election 2008, please help yourself to this hefty serving of some final politician-bashing entertainment. (See the above JibJab toon) Mmm... trashing goodness! Remember my dear friends to keep your suits expensive, and your promises empty.
...and, I really can see Russia from my window.
Monday, November 3, 2008
1) Wedgie (wej-ee) n. The natural occurrence of undergarment bunching between the buttocks. May also go by the name of "Snuggie" if you are under 8 years old, or are in the immediate family of my sister-in-law.
Option #2: The Natural Release.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I made Bob drive on the way up so I could do such a thing. Like a over-excited pup, I plastered my face against the window to take in as much beauty as I could. Bob was a good sport while I constantly distracted him by saying, "Ooh! Look at those guys!" And, "Seriously, that little grouping right there is the best!" He was even nice enough to wipe up the slobber I left on the glass after the drive.
In between sessions, we watched The Swan Princess. HOLY CRUMBS! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! I remember going to see it for, like, my 7th birthday or something, and then going through an entire notebook of paper as well as at least 2 containers of Crayola crayons drawing up what I still believe to be the best Odette ever! Man, I wish I knew where those artworks were now...
Anywho, it was a great day with the Bobo. Cilla love him long time! Here are some pics we took of the leaves, cabin, and us for your own personal "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs." Also, grab some plastic wrap to protect your keyboard if you have a gland problem like yours truly.
Friday, October 3, 2008
There were two minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Utes were down by 8, and OSU fans were already celebrating a victory. Just when I thought the Utes would lose their winning streak to the crazy Halloween-colored team, Brian Johnson put his best QB skills to work to tie the game with a touchdown and two-point conversion. U-T-A-H Fight, Fight, FIGHT! Our defense also decided to get their heads in the game by stopping Oregon's following run. Yay defense! Once Utah gained possession of the ball, Johnson made it possible for us to get within field goal range. "No overtime for us!" I kept screaming to the fans closest to me. As the seconds clicked by, my fellow Utes and I screamed for a timeout. Finally a timeout was called to allow Utah one final attempt at beating the Beavers. Onto the field walked a calm, confident King Louie (AKA Louie Sakoda). With the ease that only comes with masterful kickers, Sakoda delivered a flawless field goal sealing the final score at 32-28 Utah.
Today I was constantly reminded of the intensity of my screaming as I continued to answer the Museum's phone sounding like Roz from 'Monster's Inc.' Yeah, I'm sexy. Anywhosie, I am so happy I was able to attend such a fun and exhilarating game yesterday. I slept like a baby while 'Utah Man' played through my head and lulled me off to dreamland.
Way to go, Utah! Your fans are beyond proud of you and the miracle you produced last night.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1970s: Priscilla is deciding that it's time for her to go to the DISCO! Maybe she should change into her platforms. How do you like my feathered hair? Do I look like Farrah Fawcett?
1980s: Priscilla finally learns that girls just wanna have fun...by having HUGE HAIR! Oh boys, do you like my stirrup stretch pants?
1990s: Priscilla spends the majority of her time watching 90210 and purchasing miscellaneous denim pieces that she proceeds to spray with bleach. She's pretty much all that and a bag of chips.
Um, yeah, I'm pretty much 99.9% sure that I would be awesome in any decade. I mean, it would take a lot more than clothes and hair to make me not awesome. And, c'mon, you know I would ROCK in the 80s... Blondie and me. BFFs. BFFs.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
#5 - Jessi's Wedding!
My good friend Jessica Evans got married to Ryan McAllister on August 7. Way to go, Jess! Vanessa, Marianne, and I went to welcome them out of the Temple. The 4 of us have been friends since Elementary! I am so happy we are all still friends and that we no longer have braces or side ponytails (even though I miss my side pony!). We all got a little teary when Jess and Ryan walked out as husband and wife. And I swear I could hear Cinderella in the background singing, "So this is love! Ohhoohooo! So this is love...!" It just makes me wonder who is next to go. Mari? V? ME?! We'll wait and see...
My nephew, Tanner, turns 2 in a month and he has been so much fun in our family. He is talking up a storm and making all of us laugh. His favorite name is my sis-in-law "A-MY!" but my heart definitely melts every time he looks at me and says, "Hi P!" (Yes, my name is 'P.' Clearly 'Priscilla' requires a bit too much articulation for his little mouth). The Hansen’s love him dearly and I can't wait until more nieces and nephews enter my life!
This Summer I went to 2 fantastic concerts: John Mayer and Richard Marx. Holly and I hit up Richard Marx just the two of us (and bought matching t-shirts while there) and Jordan, Amy, Holly and I saw John Mayer together (yes, Holly and I wore matching shirts yet again. That's how we roll). Both concerts were great and hold fun memories. [sigh].
I was not able to go on an official vacation this Summer, but weekend getaways helped fill this gap. Isaiah (Bob's brother), and our friends John and Kim joined us in Park City for a weekend of MarioKart and laziness. Bob's dad, brothers (Chuck and Isaiah), sister-in-law (Anitha), and friends (John and Will) and I went cliff jumping at Island Lake. Seriously, folks, this was the most exhilarating thing I have ever done! Talk about a rush!
Not to get all cheesy on you, but Bob is seriously the best. We have a great time when we're together, and things are always chill and relaxed between us. Plus, we're nerdy, crazy, and spontaneous, so every day is a new adventure. Okay, the cheese ball has been put away. But in all honesty, he's a bucket of fun that I hope never runs empty.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Anywho, there are 2 particular television quotes of late that I have taken to heart. They are highly inspirational, and I greatly thank the writers who have changed my life for the better. Ahem. Quote #1:
"When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." ~Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother).
Ahem. Quote #2:
So here's how I view myself now:
C ool (Without A&F)
I diotic (In a non way)
L aughter (She has lots)
L aughter (I told you she has lots)
A wesome (Instead of sad)
Thank you Prime Time TV. You have helped make me both awesome and cool. By that, I mean you have made me MORE cool and awesome. Yup. Cool and awesome.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In his life, Don did voice overs for around 5,000 movies! He was driven from gig to gig doing an average of 10 trailers a day. Talk about a career! I know I always expect to hear is voice at the beginning of any motion picture. I guess my expectations will have to see a change now. While there are many more individuals who have the deep, moving voice needed for trailers, Don is the best-known of them all. They will have some big shoes to fill.
In a world where Don LaFontaine no longer walks among us, we can only reminisce about the great contribution to Hollywood that he has made. We will never look at a movie trailer the same ever again. So here's to you, Don! May your voice always be remembered, cherished, and loved.
The Colors! Fall is most definitely the most beautiful time of the year. Sage, copper, red, orange, yellow, brown... how can anyone gander at Mount Olympus and not gasp at the flameless fire that sweeps across the surface? I feel like for the few months that the leaves are changing I am living in an acrylic painting. With the way my mouth is locked in a smile during the season, I'm sure I've entered a Bob Ross painting... happy trees!
The Clothes! So let's all face the truth: Priscilla has very little fashion sense. My only accessories consist of a beat up Fossil watch, little silver earrings, and the occasional dainty ring. My favorite outfit includes jeans, a simple t-shirt, and Mary Jane's or colorful tennies. I also own like a bajillion hoodies and jackets, so I love any opportunity to wear them. What a better season to sport my favorite look than Fall? There is only one time of the year where I actually look like I have not committed a fashion faux pas. Sweet sauce! Thank you fall!
The Smell! Okay, so I may be totally off my rocker on this one, but I swear Fall has a specific smell. It's a sweet combination of fallen leaves, fresh rain, ripe veggies from the garden, and spices. It's the smell of change. I always welcome it with a long, drawn-out whiff followed by a peaceful, exhaled sigh. Ahhh, I smell...I smell...Obama?
Finally, the one thing that makes me giddier than the rest. Drumroll please...
The Crunchy Leaves!
Oh baby, do I love crunchy leaves. They satisfy all the senses. Except taste. I doubt they taste very good...blech! Anywho, I love walking on campus and hearing the choir of crunching emanating from all directions. Talk about the ultimate surround sound! And yes, I will go slightly out of my way to step on that crunchy-looking leaf.
So there you have it. My official ode to the Fall season. Keep a look out for crazy Cill as her plaid tennis shoes zigzag across the sidewalks attacking every leaf she sees. Also, if you get in her way, she cannot guarantee to avoid crunching you too. Nothing can stop her when Fall is here... except Chuck Norris. Chuck conquers all. I hear that when life gives Chuck Norris lemons he makes grape juice. Better watch out for him, too. [Shudder].
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I am seriously addicted to the Olys. Every time they roll around I know I am going to be sucked to the TV as I try to watch every event that I can. Sadly, as I stay up later and later to watch, the less and less sleep I get. I never want to take a nap because I can catch up on other events that I might have missed instead. I have an illness. Dang you Beijing!!!
Anywhosie, let's just observe some of my favorite highlights:
Do I really need to say much of anything besides men's 400-meter relay race? Oh my gosh! I haven't cheered that loud since the last U-BYU Football game! Those French really thought they would smash us? Think again! Mua ha ha!! Would anyone care for some Freedom Fries?
Whoa! How did I miss this in years past? This could very well be my new favorite Oly sport. I love it all. The Speedos. The Flexibility (that I wish I had). The Grace. The Speedos. The Talent. Seriously, I can barely dive as is, but to watch these folks in unison while flipping around in the air is like watching a dance. And I like dance!
I've also been reading Breaking Dawn like crazy this week and am having an even harder time fitting everything in. I may have to skip showering until the Olympics have wrapped up. Stick Schmink, I must cheer on my team USA regardless of how I smell. Now that's dedication! And just in case you were wondering, the US leads in the medal count at 22. China and Korea follow with 20 and 12, respectively.
So my current website of choice is, (no shock here), the official site of the Beijing Olympics. You should up your fan-ness and check it out: http://en.beijing2008.cn/
Well I'm off to sit in front of the couch with my little flag, bowl of Cheetos, and bag of lozenges as I prepare to scream, "Swim, Phelps, SWIM!!!"