Little House on Pleasant Street

Day 20

I’m a little unsure about what this one is asking. Does it mean concerts like with really famous people? Or does it mean any sort of show, local ones included? I’ll just go with any sort. It’ll make the list longer.

I got the tickets to my first concert for my 10th birthday. The Backstreet Boys were playing (do you still call it playing when none of them actually played any instrument?) in Salt Lake City. I went with my then best friend Breanna. I had a crush on Brian. There’s a really great picture of me and my  mom from that trip.

I went to a series of local shows starting at 13. They were the “hardcore”, screamy kind and I met one of my winner boyfriends at the first show I ever went to. In reality, he was the best of the worst. He did some screwed up things, but seems to be a pretty nice guy. He’s engaged to my friend Brandy and they have a (not very cute) toddler together. Sorry, Brandy. I met another guy I sort of dated during this time as well, but we didn’t pursue anything until last summer. 

Then there was a sprinkling of Christian concert-things I attended with my church youth group. I don’t remember any of them being very good. I saw a mini concert at camp the first year I went and a really, really terrible group trying to be like Weird Al and failing. It makes me laugh that another boyfriend bought a couple of their CDs. 

And then there were the shows put on by my honey with and without his band. Have I mentioned how talented he is? :) 

Day 19

Places I’ve lived. This is going to be a short list.

1. I lived in Spring Creek for the first year and a half or so of my life. I remember nothing about it. Surprise!

2. I lived in Elko the longest. Moved there from Spring Creek and stayed in the same house for 18 years. I even had the same room all that time.

3. I lived in Reno next. It was my shortest stay anywhere. I was in a dorm at UNR from August to December. That was… interesting. I spent a lot of weekends in California. :) And I really disliked my room mate.

4. I now live in California. I’ve been here since the beginning of the year. I’m slightly ashamed to say that I lived with my now husband out of wedlock for the first month. But it’s all legitimate and better now. :)

Day 17

What do I want to be…

A fantastic wife

A phenomenal mother

A college graduate

The author of a novel

The woman who saves animals and is known for her compassion

And last, but certainly the most important:

The woman who makes the best and cutest cupcakes. Everyone and their mom will want me to make their birthday cupcakes to take to school.

Day 16

What I would do if the world was ending tomorrow…

I wrote it all out for you originally, but decided it was too personal to share. It had nothing to do with sex, if that’s what you were thinking. It just had too many key parts of the relationship I have with my husband. I tend to be quite a private person and that relationship is the most special and meaningful one I have.

Day 15

Cutie on the far right. Nice legs. :)

Day 14

1. My handsome rock star husband. Such a babe in this picture.

2. Johnny Depp.

3. Heath Ledger. Still bummed that he’s dead. He really was a great actor.

4. Robert Pattinson. My cousin Ashley and I had such a huge crush on him. Ha

5. We were also in love with Orlando Bloom. We have a lot of inside jokes about that now.

Day 13

I’m still afraid of the dark. There’s a creepy man standing in my living room in the middle of the night. I know it. He also sometimes hides in the laundry closet.

I will seriously consider doing something gross to your toothbrush if you make me really angry. I’ve done it before. It was not one of my proudest moments.

I only like talking on the phone with my husband and my mom. I feel awkward with everyone else. It’s stressful.

Day 12

I would love to screen shot my desktop for you. I don’t know how, though, since I use a mac. It doesn’t have much on it anyway.

Day 11

I don’t think I have a favorite quote, but here are some I really like:

A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they’re not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you’ve got nothing to talk about in the locker room. -Maude

Harold, everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can’t let the world judge you too much. -Maude

Consistency is not really a human trait. -Maude

God allows us to experience the low points in life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way. -C.S. Lewis

I have never yet known what it was to separate esteem and love. -Mrs. Dashwood

I obviously really love the movie Harold and Maude. Go watch it.

Day Ten

If I could only eat one thing and drink one other thing for the rest of my life (due to some medical absurdity, I’m guessing) I would choose…

Black, sweet, nonmoldy cherries and Fiji water. Cherries because I love them and have never gotten sick of or from them. Fiji water specifically because 1. I think I would tire of anything with flavor and 2. because it has this oddly soft texture. 

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