christmas eve eve

otherwise known as gina’s birthday. we went to bear paw for brunch, walked about downtown st george and stopped in a bookstore and a cool vintage soda shop where gina got an old school dp. after we got home, gina and i went on the scooter ride of our lives. it was amazing and beautiful and fun.
one of gina’s friend’s brought over some cake balls so we used that for cake since we didn’t get her one… before you start stoning me just know that gina doesn’t like cake. what?! yeah, i know, right?
guess who’s super excited for gina to be twenty?! hint: not gina.

crouching tiger, hidden dragon.

right before finals, i went on a date with a friend to nickel city. it was so crazy fun and i checked it off my ‘typical things to do in provo’ list. we had a competition with the other couple to see who could get the most tickets. you better believe we won. then we cashed in our five hundred tickets for prizes, including, but not limited to super awesome mustaches, amazing and totally real tattoos, a drink umbrella, and a blue braid clip. basically we hit the jackpot and we now own provo.
we are so tough with our tattoos. what up. i may or may not have worn it to church the next day. and my roommate may or may not have freaked out a little when she saw it. #mybad

may the schwartz be with you.

one of my goals for christmas break was to watch all the star wars movies. after much debate and counseling, i decided to watch them in order of episode one through six, so i could end on a good note. i have seen them all before multiple times but not for a while and never all sequentially. so this was very exciting for me and now i have all my own thoughts and feelings about the series. for example, R2-D2 is definitely one of the best characters of all time. and han solo and princess leia are hands down the greatest couple of all time. and the palpatine is cray cray and creepy. of course i documented my adventure:
episode one: really the only good things about this one is liam neeson, obi-wan kenobi, and darth maul.
episode two: enter my love for hayden christiansen’s face.
episode three: darth vader’s first appearance and some of the worst romantic lines ever.
episodes four through six: gold. just pure gold. and you bet i watched it vhs style.
right now i am on a bit of a harrison ford kick so i am thinking indiana jones is my next venture. or harry potter. 
cue groans from my family. i ain’t even mad.


today is gina’s birthday. she is twenty years old.
yesterday we rode bikes, played tennis, realized we are horrible at tennis, then proceeded to jump in our clubhouse pool with our clothes on. ees for fun.
happy birthday snister.
things are about to get cray cray.


well. i finished. and it was epically awesome. just kidding. not really. i went to cafe rio and yogurtland after i finished my last test to celebrate #duh. that part was epically awesome.
now i’m back in st george and i discovered i left both my laptop and scriptures in provo. what? how is that even possible? well it is. don’t worry though. i didn’t forget to bring my computer charger and scripture highlighter. awesome. this is called paying attention to detail.
so i probably won’t get any solid posts in until saturday night. my friend is bringing my stuff down, bless his beautiful soul. until then then i will be reading, hanging out with my mother, and this guy:

have you guys been watching ‘once upon a time’? if not, repent now, get on hulu, and let your soul soak in the amazingness that is fairy godmothers, princes slaying dragons, and true love’s kiss. classic fairytales at their best.


things i’m going to buy when i’m a real adult.

i often fantasize about what life would be like if i had my own apartment. one day i will have enough money to have my own place as well as cool adult stuff to put in it. i’m excited for that day, that day when i don’t have to worry about someone’s boyfriend being in the kitchen when i want to get a snack with no pants on. and when i can instill a no pants rule because, let’s be honest, wearing pants is kind of the worst. or in a more positive and accurate approach, not wearing pants is pretty much the best.
anyway, when i have my super sweet digs to myself, these are the first items that will be bought:

treadmill – because going to the gym is the worst and watching netflix while i run is the best.
not twin bed – i feel like i won’t be a true adult until i sleep in a bigger bed.
dog – because they are basically the best and they love you no matter what and running outside with a dog is kind of my dream.
or cat – cheaper, chiller, i could do a cat too.
apple tv – my computer will only be able to take all this netflix for so long.
knives – some sweet kitchen knives for my cooking needs.
also silverware – because i don’t own any.
snuggie – yeah… that ish is definitely going down.
constant supply of cookie dough – tollhouse, obviously. because i don’t make cookies.

i just want to be like the cool people in the movies and on tv with their own apartment where they can come home after work and kick it by themselves and don’t have to worry about other people. the dishes are always their own and when they go to bed they don’t have to worry about a group of guys showing up after midnight for no reason and being crazy loud.
i think i’m turning into an old cranky lady. oh well, might as well enjoy it while i can.



surefire ways to win ahlin’s love and affection:

give her food.
discuss her tv shows.
ask about the killers slash brandon flowers.
listen to her talk about the killers slash brandon flowers for extensive amounts of time.
tell her you love her blog/tumblrs/twitter/pinterest.
buy her cafe rio.
take her to yogurtland on a regular [bi-weekly] basis.
laugh at her jokes.
offer her a job.
play with her hair.
let her chill in bed with netflix however long she wants.
snuggle the crap out of her.
be this man.

yep. it’s that simple.


just about there…

yesterday i had my last class ever. and it felt great.
this is me containing my excitement.
now only a few tests stand between me and life 
consisting simply of sleep, netflix, and family time, all completely and totally guilt free.