Friday, October 29, 2010

"Sure, the guy in the $600 banana suit...come on!"

Just now at work, I smelled something that smelled exactly like either the album liner notes of the 98 degrees Revelation CD or my dad's old Avalon interior that I rode in away from the Wal Mart where I bought the 98 degrees Revelation CD. Seriously. I know what I smelled, and what I smelled was the moment when I first listened to "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)".

In other news, I just watched the Halloween episode of "Community," and this may be wishful thinking, but I think there were some "Arrested Development" references! Jeff actually said, "I'm wearing a $6000 suit," and Rich was wearing a BANANA SUIT. I think it was intentional.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Passive-aggressive retaliation for someone who doesn't even read this blog

As much as I might complain, both here on the World Wide Web and in real life, I love being an English major. The English major is one of the most practical majors offered at the collegiate level, and here is why:


  1. You learn how to express yourself effectively in writing and in speech. Well, other English majors learn how to express themselves well in speech. Written Jordyn > speaking Jordyn. But still.

  2. You learn that your reactions and opinions matter and have real value, and then you learn how to persuade other people to respect and even agree with that opinion.

  3. GRAMMAR AND SPELLING. People say that these things don't really matter, but they do and always will. Poor grammar and spelling skills are the equivalent of missing one of your front teeth.

  4. I am taking this AWESOME senior capstone class right now focusing on the teachings of Carl Jung, who taught that in order to achieve balance within yourself, you need to acknowledge not only your best traits but also your worst. Only when you accept your complete self can you really be at peace with yourself, your life, and the world. IT IS THE BEST CLASS EVER, and I wouldn't ever have even heard of Jung if I weren't an English major!

I might not make bank in any future career I may have, but I consider skills and ideas like these pretty important outside the classroom and/or workplace.

There are no small parts, just small [blog posts]

It FINALLY feels like Halloween! We watched Hocus Pocus tonight, and tomorrow we're watching Beetlejuice! And then on Sunday we'll watch Nightmare Before Christmas! Maybe we'll watch them all more than just once each!!?!?!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tales/ramblings of a 16th-grade nothing

I was up registering for next semester (I batted like 5 for 6, thank you for asking...my home run being the lit & film class I wanted!) and I could've gone to bed like twenty minutes ago, but I had to stay up because that Jonas Brothers song about looking me in the eyes came on my Pandora and I had to listen to the whole thing and then I had to think about it for sixteen minutes.

I am enjoying the cold weather, but it all kind of sucks because I haven't even watched Beetlejuice yet.

In other news, my girl Carly is truly one of my best friends...and she came through for me yet again tonight by giving me a phone call letting me know that RDJ was on "Jay Leno." What would I do without you?

Another one of my best friends, Lizzie, is leaving on her mission really really soon...I'm going to miss the poo out of her, but she's going to do a grrrreat job! Also she will dress extremely fashionably and prove that it is totally possible to do so.

One of us may look slightly under- or overdressed, depending on how one may look at it...but whatever I was at a ward Halloween party.

...and now "Lights" by Journey is on Pandora! I'm SO glad I stayed up!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Savages savages

I decided to remove this picture from the header of the blog for aesthetic reasons--it was too busy or whatever--so I needed to post it here so no one would forget about it. (Not that any of the involved parties ever will or could ever forget about it.)

I've heard people* say that they initially thought that this picture was just a cutie friendy picture from London--we're all dressed up, we're sitting all close and cozy, I made it all black and white and blurred the edges like a tool...it looks like, perhaps, just a cutie friendy picture. Look closer.


Here's a zoomed-in shot of what's happening behind Rebbie and me:


Pigeons freaking SUCK

*I think once one person said this. Or I may have made it up

Friday, October 22, 2010

They just don't make 'em like this anymore

One of my favorite humans is Chevy Chase. I know he is old now, but I dare any of you to watch Fletch or Caddyshack or Vacation or Christmas Vacation (all of which are frequently shown on AMC and, for some reason, VH1) and not have a huge fatty crush on him. Plus he is still freaking hilarious today! I was just catching up on my TV homework, and when he said, "Ah, the '80s...our teen years, right guys?" on "Community," I almost laughed out loud and revealed that maybe I'm not doing anything besides Spanish homework and Hulu-watching.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just some random crap while I avoid writing my paper

Christmas is kind of coming soon! I can't WAIT

And here's what came up when I was googling "christmas pug puppies":

Look at their tiny paws!!!! What are they looking at? I want to know!!!!

And this was in my inbox today:

According to Urban Outfitters, this is the hot new trend for October.
Do you think this girl feels pretty?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Do you still read these posts if there isn't a picture? Sometimes I don't...

I make a big deal about the playlists I make on my pod, but in all honesty, I usually get sick of them before I get all the way through them. Why? Well, I tend to put all my newest songs on the playlist regardless of the songs' themes, which doesn't do anything constructive for the playlist's emotional continuity...I mean, if I'm in a bummer mood, I will not be happy if all of a sudden I have to deal with Bieber's dulcet, upbeat tones*. Plus those new songs get ruined after like the fifteenth consecutive listen.

Anyway, I made a new playlist like 2 weeks ago, and I haven't stopped listening to it yet. It's a pretty big deal. A few of the highlights are:
  1. "Hold My Heart" by Sara Bareilles...a close married friend of mine said that this song "almost makes her wish she weren't in love." Just so she could listen and relate. But bummer for her, she IS in love, boo freakin hoo.
  2. "Don't Be Shy" by Cat Stevens...well this song motivates me while simultaneously making me pleasantly sleepy. I imagine that gives me a hilarious facial expression.
  3. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World...what's that you say? This song stopped being cool in 2004? Um, have you LISTENED to the words? It speaks SO TRUE. You all LOVE IT probably.
  4. "Sweet Disposition" by Temper Trap...I know this song is freaking all over the place these days because of that awesome Diet Coke commercial and 500 Days of Summer, but it's probably something to do with the fact that this song is perfect for any season, any human, any emotion.
  5. "Quelqu'un m'a dit" by Carla Bruni...yes, another 500 Days of Summer song, but whatever it's beautiful. Even if I have no idea what the words are if Alex isn't there to translate for me...but I know that they're probably along the lines of, "Don't worry Jordyn, you are not the only idiot who gets C minuses and is addicted to Tostitos queso dip and is probably going to end up alone and has dreams about reuniting with her dog instead of sexy times with boys."
  6. "Shape of my Heart" by the Backstreet Boys...duh
  7. "Your Love" by the Outfield...there is no music today like those lucky B's had in the '70s and '80s and whatever.

So yeah, that's what my walks to class/drives to work/showers sound like right now. There are also other songs. These are just the milestones...or something. Now leave me alone; I have a paper to write.


*Actually it probably wouldn't be THAT horrible.

Monday, October 18, 2010

You think I have grace?!

All I want to do with my life is be exactly like Elaine. EXACTLY LIKE HER
*Edit: I'm sorry this isn't a video clip. I don't know how to do that.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Whole lot of buzzkill

Regrets
  1. Cutting the neck off of my BYU retro sweatshirt as a freshman. I should've sacrificed a different article of clothing to the '80s party gods instead because now I always have this awkward ratio of under-layer of t-shirt showing.
  2. Buying so much stupid crap within the first few weeks of my London trip and not just waiting until I knew exactly what I wanted.
  3. Watching American History X on TV...I watched the WHOLE thing. No other movie has ever scarred me as badly as that one did.
  4. Taking Bio 100 as a college freshman
  5. Taking Geology 101 as a college freshman
  6. Eating two funnel cakes as a family back in 2003 at a dog show...ugh. That is a regret we all felt/still feel collectively
  7. Taking an approximately five hour nap today instead of finish a ton of homework
  8. Not entirely appreciating A Bug's Life until this afternoon. That crap is hilarious. One line I never noticed before: "The streets will be paved with golden retrievers..."

Anyways, I learned this past Thursday that for my Comms 101 class which I hate, I have to go three consecutive days without using any media. Yes, that includes cell phone, computer (Internet, word processing, iTunes, etc.), radio, newspaper, books (I assume), TV...I literally don't know how I'll be able to do this. Three days?! And I'm not just concerned about you know, facebook, but what about if I have a paper or online homework due? What am I going to do at work? I hate this class.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Someone insult me, quick

...because Michelle is giving me too big of a head.
Our Mondays were way worse than any Monday you've ever had.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Greater than" signs are really useful

WHY OCTOBER IS THE SECOND BEST MONTH

  1. Good adjectives for describing the weather: chilly, brisk, crisp, cool, nippy...they saved all the best words for the most fleeting time of year.
  2. My fall clothes > my summer clothes. By mid-June, I am so sick of all of my warm weather outfits except for maybe two shirts. It looks like all the pictures taken of me were taken over the course of two days when actually I just alternated two different outfits all summer long. Fall means I can bust out my tights and hide my pasty legs, wear boots and not worry about sweaty calves, wear cardigans and not worry about sweaty pits, straighten my bangs and maybe they will stay straight all day...fall takes a lot of the edge off.
  3. Halloween! No other months give people the opportunity to spend 30 whole days thinking of a costume that will be hilarious and creative and yet immediately identifiable. Plus, as I've said before, Halloween movies are THE BOMB. I love Christmas more than I love Halloween (hence why I feel October is the SECOND best month), but a crappy Halloween movie > a crappy Christmas movie, any day, any time, any movie. Not that I don't go apeshiz for GOOD Christmas movies, but that's drifting away from the month at hand.
  4. School is more about social activities than about assignments right now. Yeah, a midterm or two is out of the way, but I swear it's November when things start getting really sucky. Or maybe I'm finally experiencing a semester with conscientious teachers who don't want to make their students suicidal.
  5. Ward pumpkin stealing activity. Last year there were casualties; I'm not not hoping there are some again this year.
  6. Have you ever tasted cider?
  7. Frightmares at Lagoon
I don't think I need to go any further.

Monday, October 11, 2010

This picture is to Myspace as those tarantulas are to that exploding cactus

best roommates ever
Myspace Glitter Graphics

Okay I mostly copied this from Sassy Curmudgeon, but I can't help it. This crap is hilarious.

PS that cactus/tarantula story is apparently all just a big fake urban legend. Which is very, very disappointing.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just some haiku at 2 a.m.

Newest playlist is
Mostly full of whiny crap
Nelly's in there too.

How to tactfully
Tell roommate that the kitchen
Is full of her crap...

I've ranked October
Second only to Decem-
-ber as favorite month.

Soon Hocus Pocus,
Beetlejuice and Batman, too,
Will be on TV!

My costume idea
Which technically I did steal
With permission though.

Looking cute is nice
But for Halloween I've learned
Ugly is more fun.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Favorite...


  • "Daria" season: 3

  • page in HP and the O of the P chapter 9, paperback: 163

  • character on "Grey's": little Grey

  • new cd: Sara Bareilles

  • new Taco Bell sauce: verde

  • cardigan: the teal one? or the new gray one

  • day this week: Tuesday

  • dessert at the Cannon Center tonight: some chocolate mousse stuff

  • font this semester: Georgia

  • song on the walk home from school today: "Fix You"...it had been a while since my ears heard the whole thing and it was epic, just like it was in high school

  • Backstreet Boy song (in no particular order, really): "I Want it That Way," "The One," "Shape of my Heart"

  • Microsoft Office component: OneNote

  • Robert Downey Jr. daydream today: the one where he dons a suit and little glasses and we sit on the couch and read Harry Potter and then discuss it (If that doesn't scream "I'm a virgin," I don't know what does)

  • thing about my face: my skin's finally starting to clear up

  • thing about this week: it's finally over

  • thing about my stupid idiot Comms 101 class: I got through like 3 chapters of HP and the O of the P today
Here are Lizzie and me at Conference last weekend...she's going on her big awesome mission soon, and I'm going to miss her something ferocious.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hilarious photo, and then I act like Gollum

You guys, House Bunny is a FUNNY MOVIE. Look at their faces!

Every time I look I'm like, "Oh her face is funnier. No wait HER face is funnier." They're both hilarious faces.

This blog is so not cool anymore. This movie came out two years ago. Cool reference, Jordyn! I'm the one writing this blog, and I'M even bored.