Thursday, August 23, 2012

"If your life had a face, I would punch it"

This video is my response to everything right now, including but not limited to

a.) unpacking all of my stuff
b.) mailing a big fatty check of 1.5 months' rent and deposit to my landlord
c.) washing my face
d.) going grocery shopping
e.) talking to cute boys
f.) getting up and going to work
g.) etc.

In other news, I used a crapload of Mod Podge on a project today. I give myself a B-, which is a disappointment because I was really hoping for an A.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I've decided to bring back the phrase "gag me"

WOW this past week has been completely insane!

First and foremost, I need to throw a shout-out to everyone who has helped me out this week. Seriously, I've had friends help me move my ridiculously huge amount of crap all across Provo, I've had friends let me use and abuse* their Costco privileges, and nearly everyone I know has given me some much-needed moral support. Even just over the internet--love has been felt, y'all!!

And with that, it is most definitely time for a Kid vs. Adult list because I think that Adult Jordyn might actually win this time!

  • Escorted my sister to Ikea, where I bought a dresser and a bookshelf and nothing fun
  • Put together said dresser successfully
  • Put together said bookshelf 97% successfully
  • Rented a gigantic truck from Home Depot
  • Went to Home Depot in the first place, GAG ME
  • Bought a new mattress AND box spring set
  • Trimmed my own bangs
  • Said "GAG ME" in the Adult List up there
  • Bought a chicken fingers kids meal at Ikea
ADULT VICTORY!! To celebrate, here is a picture of Erin, Austin and me in my most awkward year, 2001.

Part of this isn't my fault; the stupid Yellowstone wind ruined my perfect** bangs. Part of this is because of three little words: training, bra, and denial.

*I didn't actually abuse anything, I think. It just sounded kinda cool
**Matter of opinion

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A panic attack and Costa Rica pictures

[From an email I sent myself today from work]

All of a sudden I am expected to be an adult.
  • How the heck does health insurance even work? Do you know how stupid I feel when I don't even know how to ask my boss the questions I have? My only question would be, "What in the world are you talking about"
  • How to buy a bed. I need to buy a bed. How. Internet? Ikea? Costco? I do not know anything. My parents are going to help me. I didn't realize that buying a bed would be so complicated. Earlier, out of stress, I went online to and searched "bed". The results it yielded were mediocre.
  • How to go to the doctor when you are no longer under the jurisdiction of the university health center. What doctor? Where is one? Who am I?
I am terrified y'all. One second I'm watching/living/breathing the Olympics and loving my life, the next I am scared sh*tless and don't know to do a dang thing.

[and scene]

Despite a few panic attacks, I feel much better now. I mean, I bought some bins at Target! I am on a roll, maturity-wise!

Also, Costa Rica was AMAZING! It is so, so beautiful, and I had so much fun with my parents. I took over 200 pictures--using Coolpix, by the way!-- so I won't make you suffer through every single one, but here are some of my faves:

We ziplined through this canyon! The word "breathtaking" sounds super cliche, but it really did take the breath out of us. It was SO BEAUTIFUL!

I used this joke already on facebook, but no one responded to it, so I'll say it again: Dad overcame his fear of heights, and I overcame my fear of huge, clunky tennis shoes.

The most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen. (Rincon de la Vieja National Park)

We saw baby monkeys!

Playa Conchal SO PRETTY

Seriously, this was one of the best vacations ever!