Friday, February 26, 2010

Party like it's 2002

Tonight I am attending a middle school-themed party. (I have to say "themed" because when I tell people I'm going to a middle school party I receive the weirdest looks for some reason) I have some major plans for my coif tonight, all of which center around a middle part. So here's me today:

Strange how different a haircut looks when split directly down the middle. For example: I suddenly have face-framing bangs again. I feel like I've turned back into the real me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Another birthday, shout hooray

lower left corner.

Today my little brother Austin is 15...can't believe it. He's growing up well, though--he's always up for a game of Fusion Frenzy or That Thing You Do with his fuddy-duddy college sister. Love you dude!


  1. No food after 9 P.M.
  2. 4 16.9 bottles of water a day
  3. Breakfast every morning
  4. To bed by 1 A.M. on school nights
  5. Awake (and out of bed) by 7:30 A.M. every weekday
  6. Some sort of workout 5 days a week

This will help me

  • get better grades
  • pee more (already in effect)
  • become unrecognizably hot by summertime
  • undoubtedly be in a generally better mood

Monday, February 22, 2010

How P Diddy Feels in the Morning

Yesterday I woke up and looked like Ke$ha.

To' up from the flo' up

Friday, February 19, 2010

No one asked me, but...

I prefer this poster to the official one. Just saying.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My mom rocks.

Happy birthday Mom! I love you so much.

So much that I wrote you some limericks.

There once was a cool mom named Suzy
As far as moms come, she's a doozy*
Though her daughter's a crazy
Demented and lazy
Mom has yet to pull out that Uzi.
[with which to blow me away.]

I'm sure I have the coolest Mom
I'm serious--she is the bomb
I give her such grief
No chance for relief
And yet so far she's remained calm.

My mom really likes Jon Bon Jovi
But not a lot rhymes with "Bon Jovi"
In one of his songs
A prayer he lives on
And he calls his rock band Bon Jovi.

*in this case, this word is a great compliment

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


There are poppyseed muffins at work. They're not from Costco, but they are DELICIOUS nonetheless.

I'm tired today, and it's mostly because I was up late seeing whether or not I should get bangs. Then I wanted to see if brunette still works for me.

Thus Hair Test 2.0 was born!

Hair Test 1.0 was also a success, in case you were wondering

You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one

I wish I could:

-dance...that Zumba class we went to was just embarrassing tonight.

-roll my Rs

-form coherent sentences around [my most intelligent classmates/cute boys/the celebrities I may someday encounter]

-find Get Smart for a reasonable price. Come on, it's not that new or popular

-eat pizza and drink milkshakes for every meal

-quit school. Not really. But I do wish I could go when I felt like it and not receive any grades.

-fast forward to summer. Or to fall, when my sister Erin will be here at BYU with me!!

from left: younger, older

Canady Insanity, Collegiate Edition!!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Click this link to get some AMAZING NEWS.

Daria DVD Teaser

The best TV shows are:

1. "Arrested Development"
2. "The Office"...or at least it was, in days past. Specifically seasons 1 and 2. And most of 3.
3. "Daria"
4. "Scrubs"
5. "Flight of the Conchords"
6. "Glee"
7. "30 Rock"
8. "Pushing Daisies"
9. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
10. "Grey's Anatomy"...don't judge me
11. "America's Next Top Model"
12. "Next"

(I should stop now before they start getting any more embarrassing. For example, last summer my roommate and I watched every. single. episode. of "Daisy of Love," and part of me would like to include it on this list.)

This is why I need to start saving up to buy the "Daria" DVDs once they come out.

I'm super psyched to have tomorrow off! I plan on spending my day in my sweatpants, on the couch, watching the Olympics and sometimes "Spongebob," another show a braver me would've added to my Best TV Shows list.

Oh yeah and happy Valentine's Day. Oh, you thought my good news would be something about some hot romance? Trust me, I'm as disappointed as you must be.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ghosts of Christmases Past

Here they are: the fruits of my labor. I had to use some of my characteristically insane (yet effective!) Google searches. For example: in order to find that picture I posted a few days ago of those Magic Nursery babies, I typed "baby doll '90s wet eyes closed McDonald's Christmas soft body". And I eventually found it!

I included this Wedding Midge set just to prove that I really did have a Barbie named Midge, and it was her real, Mattel-given name. If I had named her myself, her name would have been Crystal, which I had thought was the most beautiful name a woman could have.

PS look at how hot Midge's husband is! His name is probably something like Butch or Hoss, but he is gooooodlookin'.

Okay, this was my favorite Barbie: Babysitter Skipper! She was everything I wanted to be when I was 6:

- a teenager
-a babysitter
-wearing an entirely fleece outfit
-literally crawling with babies

Plus I have this thing for secrets as well as a love for all things personalized, so I really appreciated that feature where your babies have their own unique names.

Ah, Beast Ken. He was great. My only complaints were that the Beast mask was really only conducive to one storyline and Ken's human hair was far too long--of course resulting in a disastrous haircut given by yours truly.

Belle was also great...I loooved the combination of Disney and Barbie. She came with two outfits: sassy bookworm-peasant girl jumper and sexy golden lovespell gown. The elbow-length gloves this came with were a B to put on, but they were so worth it.

Close up of Belle: she was so "Sailor Moon"

Troll Barbie is the epitome of nineties-era toys. And fashion.

And finally, Pet Pals Skipper: the self-proclaimed "cool teen sister of Barbie," Skipper came with her own dog (which my own real-life dog later chewed up), doggy supplies, and the most epic outfit the mortal world has ever seen--acid wash, neon, weird layers, giant crimped hair, and a Warhol print of Skipper's puppy. Outstanding.

Well, there you have it, some of my closest friends*.

*from the diary of Alexandra Thomas

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Epic fail. And yet in another sense an epic success

No, I haven't finished my paper.

Instead, I've been furiously Googling all my favorite Barbies and other toys from childhood.

Expect a thorough report later when I've earned the right to post my incredible finds.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Take me home, country roads to the [decade] I belong

What to do, what to do...big fat John Donne paper due in T minus 14 hours. Luckily I've taken precautions:

1.) drank 2 Diet Cokes...still have yet to find some Excedrin for tomorrow morning though.

2.) planned out some analytical crap for this dumb pape...hopefully 5 pages' worth

3.) watched Group Night on "American Idol". This is ALWAYS the best episode of the whole season--better than the finale, exponentially better than all of the prelim auditions. I love the crying and the strangers fighting with each other and the horrible harmonies/choreography. So hilarious. ...Not sure how this is a precaution.

4.) as long as I'm just listing things that happened to me today, I went to In-N-Out with some of my most excellent friends, where we discussed toys of our childhood. Here are some quotes reflecting our discussion(s) from this enchanted evening:
  • "...and there appeared a star on its cheek!!" [Lauren, waxing Biblical about Magic Nursery babies]
by the way, LOOK AT WHAT I FOUND with the help of Google:

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT!! This was my all-time favorite Happy Meal toy! Tiny Magic Nursery babies with heads and fabric, holly berry bodies!!! So many exclamation points!
  • "My cousin's 13 and my brother said he walked in on her playing with her Barbies" [Holli]
  • "So if he were an American Girl doll, he'd be Samantha?" [me, regarding the coloring of some tool in Alison's lit class]
  • "I really liked Addie. Molly was a loser." [Alison]
Well, John awaits. Only one thing in my immediate future is certain: I will be looking soooo ugly tomorrow.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I hate being sick, but I especially hate being sick when I have to go to work. Because this means that I have to be sick WHILE WEARING BUSINESS CASUAL!!

Here's my little setup:
-orange juice (chugged already)
-hand sanitizer

I sound like such a dweeb answering the phones. My N's have turned into B's, and I've become a shameless mouth breather because I literally cannot breathe through my nose. Survey says: I'm disgusting.