Thursday, June 3, 2010


Oh blog! 

oh my poor little blog... how i have neglected thee! Like a crack mama forgets her crack baby.

 I really and truly have no good excuse for not updating . but it is what it is right? 

anyway here is a recap of my life the past monthish:

April: leave provo, home for three days, ISRAEL ( which will i will post about later)

May: ISRAEL, home, back to Utah for Randi and Steve's Wedding ( and Becca's surprise engagement which was great to be apart of), Hartselle AL for a quick visit, then Rebecca's Sweet 16 party, then Cape Coral for some serious r&r. Then home for a week while resulted in me getting addicted to LOST. wow. that is one heck of a TV show. i finished out May with a bang: cousin weekend in jacksonville FL which was an awesome treat. i mean what beats crazy cousins, beach house fun, killer seafood, and late night parties? 

June: the return of DELTA. i started in SLC  June 1 .... back in the money. but i really like it so far- i mean it's great. everyone is so nice its kinda weird. moved in with some family friends too. the beginning of the rest of my summer- maybe i'll squeeze a few trips in before the summer's out :)

i guess this all means that overall life is good.
it's good to be back to just being me, myself, and i. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

A quick update.


what a week- it's been weird, happy, sad, funny, exciting, and definitely not a normal one. Normality, will we ever be friends again? i think not.

Now i'm home... said my goodbyes and now moving on to the next four months that will be relativity school-free and full of other Provo adventures. Boo-ya. But pretty soon, it will time to start work work working. but before that happens....

my dad are going to Israel!

What? i know... super random. but since my europe trip fell through with the volcano ( still trying to rap my head around that one) and other things my dad and i decided ( or rather i talked him into) going on a super crazy adventure to the Holy Land. needless to say i am unbelievable excited- but i'm still trying to get used to it. i guess i have a fourteen hour plane ride for that...

Here's the plan:

We leave Tuesday night and get there Wednesday evening. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be us in Jerusalem doing all the things there. Then Sunday we will do a day trip to Bethlehem/Hebron and Monday do another day trip to the Sea of Galilee! Then leave Tuesday...

Well that's the scoop! sorry for the lack of pictures... Macs and my wireless Internet at home haven't befriended each other yet...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cleaning and Reality Checks.

the inenvitable has happened. 

moving out day/cleaning check day/the last day Liberty Square will ever rip me off/night of no sleep. 

the trash hole is undergoing a temporary break and relocating. it is what it is and nothing can change. so embrace the change. 

right now i am sitting [and sleeping] in Jamestown " The Trash Hole" 21 for one last night... [ok maybe not because i plan on staying with marg a few nights in the spring]. it's a little weird without the quote wall on the door, dishes pilled up sky high, or even those dang hairballs. oh gol- we had some good memories in here. 

but summer holds newer,better things for all of us- marriage, travels, work, school, and who the heck knows what else

here are some pics from the last few weeks together: 

if we were sidewalk chalk stickwomen this is what we would look like. 
[ we colored the sidewalk for Rach's 20th]

yup. he's a keeper for sure. 

we rock at taking awkward pictures. 

all you need is dix... oh wait... i mean love. 

a little Ace and Slef love

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bad News

Well.... here's the bad news.

there is this little thing going on in the world. 

a volcano.

in Iceland.

what. the. trash.

first off, who knew that there were volcanoes in Iceland? I thought Iceland was a solid block of frozen ice. Who knew? 

anyway the only reason i really care is because my trip to europe could potentially be postponed. 

but the good news is that there is six other contients that i could travel to ( ok i guess 5- Antarctica doesn't really count) .

Monday, April 5, 2010

As The End Approaches


the end is readily approaching. life is about to get CR-AZ-Y. 
summer is pretty much here... 

the only way i can really explain my feelings towards this is using the cliche metaphor of weather. One minute it's fabulous, sunny weather full of hope and promise. Then five minutes later its snowing and miserable. One minutes i'm super excited for summer then next i'm in freak out mode. We are all going different directions and new things are just around the corner.... 

anyway, here is a list of things I'm going to miss after we all turn in our keys and pack up our suitcases in the Trash Hole. 

1. Watching "Elf" in April. In our defense it was snowing though... so it kinda applied.

2. staying up until 2 am (plus) to figure out our lives and the lives of others.
  solving world problems is our speciality. 

3. arguing about whose turn it is to do the dishes 

4. cuddling in the lovesac/couch

5. tucking in Randi in at night

6.getting covered in chalk at random Hindu celebration

7. talking baller, stalking ballers and being baller

8. late night trips to the dollar theatre

9. creeping people on facebook/blogs/and other sneaky methods. 

10. just being with each other... no greater adventures than just all hanging out at home making memories 

photobooth fun

pumpkin guts

fire? what? 

that whole baller thing i was talking about...

wal-mart fun!

The good news is that in four months the 2011-2012 school year begins. which means a whole new slew of photos, fun, and memories!

See ya at the King Henry! 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Profile Pictures.


Once upon a time,

in a not so far away land.

there was a festival.

a festival of colors one could say.

witches were burned.

indian powder was thrown.

some hair was ruined.

along with some clothes.

but in the moral of the story is. 

chalk throwing parties are the best. thing. ever.



Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So a couple of weeks ago i was in line at the pharmacy. there was only two people working and this one worker had been talking to the same old lady for whole time i was in line. i'm not going to lie, i was pretty irriated with this old lady? how long does it take to get your prescription and go?

 get up to the front of the line and i overhear the following conversation:

"i just don't understand".

"well, ma'am if you're medication isn't covered by your medicare then you have to pay the difference for the pills"

" i need these prescriptions... i was just diagnosed with diabetes. where i am suppose to get that kind of money?"

"i'm sorry ma'am" 

i glance over at her total and it reads $336.87. 

now, i am cannot be categorized as pro-healthcare constituant and i'm certainly not a supporter of a bill that no one has yet to read. but when i hear and experience  stories like this, i can't help but wonder. are we going to let our government stand by and do nothing to assist these kinds of people? 

is healthcare a right or a privilege? 

should only a select few  benefit from all the vast medical research out there? 

anyway, for those who care (and probably a lot of you don't) here are some pretty good articles that show the pros and cons for universal healthcare bill that was passed on sunday and signed on tuesday. 

should be interesting. 

in theory, it sounds great for social america and helping those who truly need help. 

 but in reality,  it will probably dump our barely rejuvenated economy straight down the crapper. 

here are some articles i found insightful. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Hair

To be or not to be that is the question.

that might have been Hamlet's question about life or death but mine is equally as dramatic...

my life might be death if my hair isn't looking good. 

So, I'm having this inner hair struggle. it's like in the movies with the shoulder angel/devil. one is whispering "stef, don't dye your hair dark again... remember me your blonde friend? all the fun times we had together? Laying out by the pool, and soaking up the sun?"

then this new shoulder devil dude comes along and is like "wow. that dark hair looks really good. Blonde who? That dark hair makes your eyes look good... You don't want to join the ranks of those blondes... come to stay dark with me"

ok. that might be a slight overstatement but if i did have shoulder peeps i'm sure that would be their conversation.

but seriously? 

what's a girl to do? especially when her current color is fading and roots are popping through...

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Birthday Ode

Yesterday was a day that will forever be remembered.

Margarette/Marcus/Mark/Margo/MMMMMARG/Maggie/Marjorie Pay/Margrit/Margiedoodlepie- my roommate-is officially an old lady. 

she's 20 which means she's halfway to 40! You old hag! 

she will never be able to experience the joys of being a  teen parent but now she is a mature, wise (instead of wise talking) adult. 


anyway, the day was full of yelling, singing, yahooing, whispering, skypeing, baking, cleaning, napping, screaming, and many other joyeous celebration activites. Water was thrown, cakes were slightly burned, games were played, and lots of yummy (and some not so yummy) food was shared.

We were making us some memories . 

Happy Birthday Marg! We all love you (more like love teasing you)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Need I Say More?

Jimmer Fredette 
(37 points)


Lloyd Jr.
( resident Mo-Jo Man)


double overtime win against Florida and some really good basketball. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lazy Sundays

well first off can i just say that

 Sunday afternoon naps are probably the best thing ever...

girls crave flowers and chocolate from cute boys but really if they just curl up for a couple of hours and catch a few zzzz's then
 it's all good
The Spaninards got it right with the whole "siesta" thing.
you should probably go test it out for yourself. 

 anyway, a couple of things. 

My roommates and i went and saw "The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock and 
Tim McGraw (who was a little weird but funny)

It was one of the most refreshing movie's i've seen in a while.

 a solid, simple, over-coming-oppression-and-changing-lives-along-the-way kind of film. 

bottom line:

they just don't make 'em like this one anymore. 

Sandra Bullock was pleasantly surprising and now i can say she received a well deserved Oscar for her performance. 

that's the good news. 

the bad news is that once again, my cougs lets me down this week.
 but not without a fight
The Mountain West Conference Men's Championship was held in Las Vegas this past weekend and we were seated number two. We won, with some light hesitation, against the TCU Horned Frog
( aside- who makes their mascot a horned frog? Seriously? I'd rather be a politically incorrect Indian than a horned frogs-if frogs even have horns)

SO, then we played UNLV. which we've struggled against before. i swear we just have a mental block against playing UNLV at UNLV. 
we lost by three
Luckily, New Mexico ( who was #1 in the conference) lost too.
 but still frustrating for my guys. 
i'm still not really over it. 

so now on to play with the big boys in the NCAA tournament
ohhhhhhhh man. it's going to be interesting.

 i hope Jimmer's on fire and Tavarani sits his butt on the bench the whole game. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just For The Record

For all ya'll out there who care....

this was me today.

no death or deadly injuries.  

just for your information. 

that's all. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Well this weekend my dad and sis are out in Salt Lake... which means one thing

we are going 

which  means that tomorrow could potentially end up being really good like this...

or really bad like this....

( the more likely outcome)

either way it should be an adventure for sure.

 it doesn't help that i only going snowboarding twice (if that) a year. 
i just have to find the shaun white that i know it buried somewhere deep down inside of me. 
hopefully all limbs will be in place so i can post yet another post in the distant future. 

wish me luck. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

People Of The Week

Well the People of the Week are :


1. Celine Dion

When it comes to singing aloud ( and off key) to 
cheesy power love songs,
Celine is my girl. 

A great self-esteem booster as long as the volume is turned up high

2. Nelson Mandela

Need i say more?

 Sometimes you just forget how awesome he is right?

I am the Master of my Fate,
I am the Captain of my Soul

( sidenote- if you haven't seen the film "Invictus" with 
Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon check it out)

3. King Henry

We (meaning the Trash Hole) will have the pleasure of residing
 at the lovely, if distant, King Henry Apartments 
throughout the course of our junior year. 
 Hopefully, we will have just as much fun
 as the great king did during his day (less scandalous though) 

4. Tracy  "My Push Up Bra WIll Help Me Get My Man Back" from the wonderful Youtube. 

this is just straight up funny.
check it out here.