Wednesday, April 28, 2010

brief hiatus

With delicious springtime comes not so yummy schoolwork. AP testing is looming directly above my head, and I probably won't be back here for a few days. But, here are some tasty pictures for the time being. I took them myself. I like them. I like you. I like him. But I don't really like tests. There are better things. Like parasols.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

postmarked to the season

Lovely Spring,
Please don't leave me ever again (until your sister Summer comes to visit. Then you may go.) But for now, please stay awhile. Your lilting breezes ruffle my hair in a teasing sort of way and your sunny afternoons beg to be enjoyed. I like the way the trees look this year - in the past, they were just babies, but now they have truly blossomed. And thank you for the rain! Oh, the rain. My umbrella has been used and I have already made plans to buy some galoshes (but only if you promise it'll rain again. Otherwise, it might not be worth it, seeing as I'm...completely broke.) Anyway, the rain was wonderfully welcome. And did you know that I flew a kite the other day? The sun was shining, debris from a lovely picnic was sitting on the grass nearby, and my date was fantastic. That day was perfect - thank you, Spring. Everyone could use a little more kite-flying, I think.

With affection,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy earth day!

Earth Day.

I love it.

I love those silly guys at my school who dressed up in ridiculous Earth Day garb.

I love Tamara for giving me a "love earth" sticker.

I love that I get to walk along a little creek every morning before school and every afternoon after school.

I love the fact that the mountains are still crisply white with snow, but it's sunny where I live (mostly).

It's Earth Day. Let's love it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the streets are full of puddles again

Rain is so often associated with dismal things. Funerals, saying goodbye, general dreariness... When rain falls it seems as though the sky is crying. But do you have to be sad to cry? No. Happiness can trigger a tear or two. Today, the sky was crying happy tears. Instead of washing everything out and soaking the vibrance out of anything in sight, the rain seemed to lure the color out of hiding. Yellow blossoms were sharper, red stop signs more passionate. Everything came clean and clear and though the sky above was overcast, it didn't dampen my spirits. It woke me up and excited my soul. This morning I sat in my car for a moment, turned off the windshield wipers, and listened. After school I snuggled into my comforting bed and fell asleep to the same relaxing sound of droplets hitting my window. After my performance tonight I walked to my car and breathed in the heavenly aroma of precipitation. The streets glistened, all dressed up in their shiny new puddles. I hope it rains tomorrow, too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I really need...

some rainboots. I stood in the rain the other day, and then couldn't resist splashing in the puddle I found. Unfortunately, my shoes and socks got completely soaked, along with the bottom half of my jeans. Carlie = in need of some puddlejumpers.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Adventure is out there!

t’s heading our way,
so grab your scarf and goggles, let’s fly!
I’ve mapped out our journey, we’re up here to stay.

A sunset is our home.
A moonbeam we will own.
My Spirit of Adventure is you!


Only the greatest movie of all time.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

jolley good

Happy Birthday, best friend. I hope you have a day full of celebration, cake, and good times. If only we didn't have rehearsal. But it's ok. We'll party there.

You're the greatest!

Monday, April 12, 2010

someone called me pathetic earlier today

I watched Anne of Green Gables twice over Spring Break.

Same with Dan in Real Life.

I also watched You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle.

Bride Wars. Confessions of a Shopaholic.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

Julie and Julia (twice).



But I loved it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

cassette tapes

Eight of them. Four dollars.

The Andrews Sisters.

Benny Goodman.

Pop Hits of 1945.


happy Sunday.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

get thrifty

The time has come, the Carlie said, to shop for many things.

I miss my lovely Deseret Industries. I really need some 75 cent books and random sweaters and incredibly comfortable denims. And maybe a dress or two. And who knows? Perhaps a shelf? A chair? A picture frame? The possibilities are endless.

And then, me and my brother will go to lunch. Splendid afternoon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

in which carlie soaks up the sun's delicious rays and desperately tries to get tan.

It's lovely in St. George. It's no California (some people have all the luck) and it's no Georgia (some people REALLY have all the luck), but despite her friends' escapades that took them out of Utah, Carlie is managing to have a blast.

I watched The Lizzie McGuire Movie last night. I knew every line.

I finished Bride Wars today. Now a favorite.

I have yet to finish Sleepless in Seattle, but I've finished Julie and Julia, Dan in Real Life (twice) and Anne of Green Gables. It's a fantastic thing to snuggle with your lil' sis on a cushy bed in front of a gorgeous television set and watch your favorite chick flicks. Hooray for sisterly bonding!! We haven't even pulled each other's hair out yet.

And today? Swimming. And the hot tub. And soaking up the Vitamin D. YUM.

Carlie out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

the list

buy a pair of overalls

have a paint fight

remember to be a good example for my brothers and sister

don't get too bruised

go roller blading

earn some cash

do something crazy

make a new friend

pretend I'm from the forties

pretend I'm from the fifties


study for the ap u.s. history test

read my books

write some poetry

call an old friend

get over past wrongs

spend quality time with my journal

own a fish

pass math

consider cropping my hair short

remember that I can't crop my hair short

wish I was cool enough to crop my hair short

go fabric shopping

cook something fantastic

go on a camping trip

learn Clair de Lune

Also, I love Kiersten!

Monday, April 5, 2010


I made the coolest thing yesterday. I have this notebook, kind of like a creative journal. And yesterday I made it my own. I cut up magazines and pasted pictures to the notebook. I made a collage. I'm kind of ridiculously proud of it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010


It was cold outside, and I was walking to my car with an old friend. We were laughing and chatting, and being very silly, and couldn't stop laughing. We listened to Owl City and danced like crazy in the parking lot. Our government/citizenship teacher laughed at our awesome stupidity. And then we joked about feet. We were grateful for our ability to be completely ourselves in each other's company.

It was a sunny spring day at Newport Beach in California. I leapt in the waves with my best friends and got saltwater in my mouth. We made friends with a seal and got sand between our toes. It was bliss.

The night was warm and smelled like grass. I was driving past my dear friend's house and I stopped by. We sat in the yard and talked for hours. I accidentally locked my keys in my car and didn't get home until 1:30 AM.

I was laying in the middle of an empty street with thirteen other teenagers. The streetlamp cast a rosy glow over the night, but wasn't bright enough to mask the glory of the stars. We laid there and talked about constellations and planets. Not a single car came.

I was standing outside in the rain a summer ago. I remember the sudden shifts of wind that felt as though they might lift me off the ground. Cars drove past me and I stared at them, clutching an umbrella, completely alone. I walked down the sodden sidewalk and wished it would rain forever.