Friday, December 26, 2008

Goodbye Christmas Music

You would think that my favorite part of the holiday season would be the gift giving and receiving. For me, it's actually the holiday music. I can always indulge in the shopping, partying, and baking. But the music is really only appropriate between late November and Christmas day.

I was driving back from the family party when Wham came on. After that, I decided to turn the radio off and make that my last song for the season.

Even if you hate the song, the music video is epically awesome. SNOW and SEXUAL TENSION and CABINS and TACKY XMAS SWEATERS! Isn't that what we all want our holidays to be like?

Christmas may be over but there is still plenty of celebrating and fun to be had. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just Half in Love

The Mystery Jets
"Half in Love With Elizabeth"

I am just oh so hooked on this song.

The part that I really like the most is probably the intro where the first screen shot is faded out with the building. IDONO. I just really like the song and wanted to share with anyone who has yet to hear it.


Sunday, December 14, 2008


...I've kinda been lazy with blogging. Well, I have been occupied with finals and such so I think that is a good enough excuse for lame posts.

BUT... Here is another lame post. There will be some entertaining ones soon (believe me!)

ANOTHER SNOW PIC! This one is of the alley I live in. The snow kind of gives our dark alley a really warm feeling.
...PUMPKIN FUDGE! I made it for a holiday party I went to last night. It was a hit for sure. Thank you Smart Cookie.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The First of Many Holiday Parties

So, my roommate wanted to have his Alaska friends over for dinner. I thought this would be boring because of the fact that I wasn't part of the trip. So I decided to have us all bake desserts and have a bake off.
These treats were our dishes. Pumpkin spice fudge cookies with banana slices along side chocolate pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crust.
Good people, food, and atmosphere. GO HOLIDAY PARTIES!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


After an irregulary hot winter, the first snow has come.

Just yesterday I thought that I would miss the warmth and sun once it got cold. But after having the snow for just one day I decided that it felt right. It even gave me a better holiday feeling.

Yeah, the most enjoyable part of the snow has been taking bike rides and skidding. I've already crashed once because of this.

Biking and Winter equal concussion!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Eleven and a half feet!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oregon: The Results

Let me start this off by saying that Oregon was AMAZING! I ended up having one teammate flying up with me to compete with me. We also got to have one of our 'coaches' who lived in Oregon to give us housing and transportation. So no big expenses (minus my overweight axe box).

In three of my four events I ended up with 4th in Caber toss, 3rd in Climbing and 3rd in Hard Hit. I also managed to make myself somewhat of a legend in the logging community by winning an arm wrestling match while pounding a beer.

I ended up being one of the better competitors and making sure everyone knew who I was.

Gee wiz, I sure do love logging.

Friday, November 21, 2008


So, I was supposed fly and meet my teammates in Oregon today. But last night I got a call telling me the team was turning around due to bad weather. This resulted in the team scratching itself from the competition. Because my flight plans were solid my team gave me the opportunity to go compete by myself.

Now, I am taking a full sized luggage and axe box. I'm pretty excited but also pretty sad. I'll miss having the team there for sure, but I will make sure to work hard. SUPER hard.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Want #3

So I got a flurry of ideas with Holga camera and I'd like to share!

-I want to use 40 pictures or so on one shot. Then make a 'window frame' to puzzle all of the pieces together. I'm thinking maybe a picture of the view out of my LA house window in my room here in Fort Collins.


Maybe I only have one idea, but I am super DOOPER excited about this.

and this is pretty cool too!

Want number 3 is this LOMOgraphy action camera.

Amazing I say. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.


I am going to Oregon this weekend to go log it up. I am pretty excited for that too!

Excited! E-X-C-I-T-E-D.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Family Wall

Tonight the family (minus 1) took advantage of the WONDERFUL evening weather and hung out outside.
Then, as I looked through our screen door, I remembered I wanted to share the family wall with anyone who read this.

The wall used to be a GINORMOUS blank 16x24 foot wall. We came up with the idea of putting up each of the roommates state flags to take up all that empty space. It turned out pretty classy if you ask me.


PS - Just in case you wondering about the flags: (from top left going clockwise) Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Let's Just Say this is a Dessert.

Coffee cake with cinnamon streusel and orange sugar glaze.
The perfect recipe for procrastinating on a research paper.

Thank you again Never Bashful With Butter.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Andrews Sisters

So in my house my radio is usually on in the kitchen playing whatever is on the local 'classics' station. I've listened to it enough that I can start to remember different songs. One of the songs that I really enjoy is "Rum & Coca Cola" by the Andrews Sisters.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Have a splendid day peoples!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

She's Greater than X and Lesser than Y

This song is stuck in my head.

I just felt like sharing.

I hope your night is super good.


Animated singers are the bizomB.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My First Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the past four weeks I have baked dozens of different cookies, muffins and other tasty things for friends and the logging team. I finally decided to try the standard chocolate chip cookie recipe from Never Bashful With Butter.
They turned out thinner than I expected but they are UBER tasty.

Thank you again Never Bashful With Butter.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Favorite Hobby

When I came to Colorado I knew one person. I struggled to make any friends of my own without this guy. So I randomly joined the logging team in hopes of making some. I was lucky to find what I think is the perfect group for me here.
This picture take by a friend sums up the logging aura. Everyone on the team was out moving metric ass loads of wood while hungover. Out of the twelve hours we were out there four of them were probably inefficiently spent skipping stones, making PB&Js or taking scheduled naps in grass infested with grasshoppers and cow pie (we harvest at a dairy farm).

We were given a hula hoop during a ten day long trip and we ended up hoopin' at one of the most beautiful places I have been in the US. I didn't even know about Glacier National Park.

I've also met friends through loggers that have got me into situations that I would never expect for myself. Climbing trees and making an ass out of yourself in front of the whole campus is fun with the right people.

They are my surrogate family while I am away from Los Angeles.

...and yes I got a picture with our new president with four other loggers.

Logging seems to take up all my mind and time nowadays. But I don't think that is a bad thing right now. My family is coming out for my competition this weekend. It may seem like a useless hobby and a waste of time to them but I am just excited that they finally get to see what I love doing. It is also more important to me that they come to this than my late graduation ceremony.

If I go to grad school I am going to look for a school that has a logging team.

Thank you for reading all my blabbering.

(images from friends)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Political Minute.

I am scared and excited. Politics has never been my passion but this election definitely means more than the usual election.
I hope this man wins but if he doesn't then I only hope for the best.

(image via flickr)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Photo Contest

So, about a month ago I found out about a photo contest on my campus that was themed towards world locations.
Luckily, I had some from the cruise from the summer and sent 6 or so. 200 pictures were chosen out of 900 to be judged for prizes. I am not really looking for a win, but I am still pretty excited that i get to keep the print and the frame after.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Apple Sauce and Pecan Spice Cake

So I finally motivated to try some baking from scratch.
I put chocolate chips in the second batch and it turned out even tastier. I found this recipe along and plenty more at Never Bashful With Butter.


Sunday, October 26, 2008


Barack Obama held a rally in little Fort Collins at my school only a quarter of a mile from my house.

My friends and I got picked to sit in the bleachers behind Obama. It was pretty exciting to see him and here his voice.

This whole election thing is pretty exciting.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Favorite Tree on Campus

Everyday, on my way to class, I bike past this tree.
Actual seasons are a pleasure.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Breakfast!

I made my first over-easy eggs today!!!
(I love FALL!)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

50% Off Day @ Goodwill

So I got bored...
...and ended up taking a bike ride...
...and found myself leaving Goodwill with this hand made box and a pretty sweet cardigan.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day Tripper

I found another treasure on Craigslist.
The inside is a golden yellow velvety material.

Once again... Fort Collins Craigslist FTW!

Friday, October 10, 2008

In the Air


Time to visit the lady friend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Go Away Monday

This is the blinding scorching sun that wakes me up everyday at 730am. I hate it but it wakes me up. And I need that.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Herro October

The year is going by too quickly.

Its time to just soak in this month and what it brings us... Costumes, candy, and oh so scary kitties...

(photos via FFFound)

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Since moving to Colorado I have picked up a few hobbies to add to my flourishing collegiate lifestyle.

After all that, I went to a environmental/wildlife film festival and then had a good time with my Logger friends.

Oh Colorado. I swoon when I here your name.


Colorado is still inferior to California