Wednesday, December 29, 2010

movie overload.

here is the list of freaky/awesome movies that have blown my mind this week:

the imaginarium of doctor parnassus (+heath ledger!!)

the neverending story

ramona and beezus

 dark and stormy night
 robin hood

the tourist

Monday, December 20, 2010

i want to travel.

this morning i:
wrapped gifts for 2 hours
made paper snowflakes
played with the little neighbor girl
listened to christmas music
ate cinnamon and sugar toast
ruined my red manicure peeling stickers off packages
and selected my outfit for tonight

all without getting out of my jammies.

i am finally feeling ready for christmas. and i am so excited for the big christmas party tonight. it has been a tradition the past few years and this year is going to be extra big/fun/wonderful. i am so excited.

but now i have to get ready. cookies need to be made.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

solid rock.

wow. so i have been waiting for forever to say something about this little subject, but i have not really had time to say anything. so i found this amazing church in portland called solid rock. God is doing incredible things through it. these people seem to have a genuine love for the people they serve and are free from judgement, hypocrisy, and all the other things that destroy churches. they are also refreshingly honest. even though the building has nothing to do with the amazing work that is happening inside, here is a look at the inside.

so yes. im not 100% sure who the lead pastor is, but john mark comer does most of the messages. if you are interested in these but dont want to go to the church, the podcasts are online at oh man. these are so good. i would highly recommend listening to the series on identity. so powerful. you can listen to those here: i listened to these right when i needed them most. totally recommend for any college-aged person. call me a jesus freak, but i have been listening to one every night before bed. that is how amazing they are. God is using this church to do incredible things in portland. and in my heart. so that is my thoughts. if i lived in portland, i would never leave this place.

244 miles.

ok. despite the fact i feeling anti-social tonight, it was a great night/day. sorry if i brought anyone down with my nostalgic posting. but anyway, i am blogging because christy rukstalis made me so happy by posting '10 things i hate about you' clips on my facebook wall. that is one of our many movies that we find incredible. i did a little google mapping for us, and the results are a little sad:

5 hours and 244 miles separate me from one of my favorite people. now, i know that is not too bad compared to the separation other people have, but still. she can't just come over for a sleepover whenever she wants. but she is a good girl. and i love her. she made me so happy by sending me a little message. it makes me want to hug people.  

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

going out.

tonight is one of those nights that i dont want to see anyone i know, but i know for a fact i will see everyone.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


last night was pretty intense. the vice president of ann taylor flew in from new york today to check out our store. big deal, right? sooooo that meant the store had to be in perfect condition. like everything had to be perfect. so, i came in at 8 last night for what i thought would be a 2 hour shift. wrong. i got home at 1:30 in the morning. it was so intense. my manager estimated that i folded about 500 pieces during this time chunk. but it was fun. i love the people i work with. until we got locked out of the mall terminal and had to walk all the way around to the back parking lot. in the pouring rain. and then drive home in it. which was scary x583779. wind+rain+semi trucks= bad. very bad. but i made it home safe and sound. good news.

to celebrate my success, here is possibly the funniest thing ever:

and this:

merry christmas.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

online shopping.

i just bought all my gifts online this year. this is a sad reality of how busy i am.

this is precious.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

movies i must see.

i love Christmastime because good movies finally come out. i want to see:

big fan.

yikes. i want to see this.
not a typical choice of mine but
1. i love ballet in a freaky way
2. i am fascinated with natalie portman
quick fact: natalie portman went to harvard and has a degree in psychology.
seriously. who in hollywood does that?
she seems powerful and i love that.
yet this movie might scare me.
and i might never go to the nutcracker again.
but i reallllllly want to see it.

so that is my little list. i have not watched much tv lately so i dont know what else is good.
but that is my itty list of movies.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

florence + the machine.

holy moly. i am half scared, half in love with this woman.

thank you florence for reminding me:

Time after time I think "Oh Lord what's the use?"
Time after time I think it's just no good
Sooner or later in life, the things you love you loose
But you got the love I need to see me through

she had faded feathers in her hair.

what song is the title from?? guess. dont google it. really. ill give you a hint at the end.

but yes. its true. i finally got those feathers i wanted in my other blog. we had a little girl outing and had our head filled with feathers. okay. maybe only six. six small ones. but still. i love them. take a peeksie:

ill take a better picture later, but i really dont feel like doing my hair for one picture. sorry. but anyway, it was so fun. but there is more. these were done by the sweetest, cutest, amazing woman whos name i dont even know. shame on me. but here is the story (short version): so she mentioned that all the money from these go to Burkina Faso, Africa. now, i will be the first to admit my geography is a little shawty (as is my math and science), but i know exactly where Burkina Faso is, becauuuuuuuse my church does missions work over there. i am dying to go. i seriously would love to go there more than anything, but i am just waiting for my time.

 needless to say, i got super excited because i knew exactly what she was talking about. we got talking a little more, and WHAT THE HECK, she is going there with a team from Salem Alliance. it was such a fun coincidence. so, all that to say, this was possibly the best sum of money i have ever spent.

while this was a major highlight of my day, i also went out for a coffee date with my dad this morning (after my leisure nap) and had a fabulous time just being with him. i love him.

then a bunch of other random things happened (like talking to Jess + Sarah in one day!!) and so on. so, after a huge 'ol day of fun, i ended it with a yummy bowl of peppermint ice cream. so tasty.
so that was my day. kind of. but i am loving time off. but i think i need structure. bad. hmm. well see what happens.

oh. and here is what the title is from:

barry manilow makes me feel uncomfortable.

be nice to your people today.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a little princess

ahh. this movie is so magical. i am obsessed with the colors. i love love love the last shot. gahhh!!!

wish i was there

i love this christmas album. they are in forest grove tonight. i have a terrible craving for live music. badly.

im a lady.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

my first adventure with the police.

waaah. i got pulled over today. i knew it would happen eventually. it happens to everyone but today was the day i got reprimanded by the law.
apparently i rolled through a stop sign. i know for a fact i stopped but the officer says i slowed down but did not come to a complete stop. i was bummed for like 2 hours. surprisingly i did not cry. im not sure why. i hate doing things wrong. but now its funny. only because my mom got a ticket for doing the same thing in the same intersection. and because i didn't. so yes. here i am. criminal, and lawbreaker. i fail to obey the law.

but this doesn't change my love for the police. i respect the man who gave me a ticket. i bet his job is hard.

and so im thankful. if i actually got a real ticket, it would come out of hannahs christmas gift fund. thats right. punish my sister for my reckless mistakes. just kidding.

drive safe out there.


you coming home would be better than the christmas tree or the presents. i would even put lights on the house if you came home.

my dad talking about me moving

Monday, December 6, 2010

"The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed."
Romans 13:11

Around midnight i heard a voice in
my head telling me to read
Romans 13:11.
Dont know why God wanted me to
read this, but it has really
spoken to me today.

lazy day.

i spent today doing a little of this:

an especially nice extended extra time for devotion and prayer this morning

Mumford and Sons.
eating so many tangerines

napping! yeah! so needed.

psych + monk= love love love
(took me forever to figure how to edit this, btw..)

so, since im on the subject of monk, i have a confession. i have seen every single episode of Monk ever made. for reals. and now i am rewatching it on netflix. that is 8 seasons. oh man, it is a problem. and now i am turning to psych for my fill since monk is off the air. also conveniently on netfilx. soo good. i also have a slight creepy obsession with the police. im not sure why. i like being in other peoples business. but i could never be an officer. and that is why i like monk and psych. it is not scary or bloody, really. i can't watch NCIS or CSI. i tried. actually i only watched the CSI episode with justin bieber. but way too scary. so that is how i got to watching every episode of monk. im going there with psych now.

the only shows i have ever watched in their entirety are:
arrested development (that is not saying much there were only like 3 seasons)
and the hills (season 2 and 3). let me explain this one. i love love this show too. not as much as my cop shows, just because it is so fun. it is fun to watch other peoples drama when my life is so void of it. i think girls need drama. and i refuse to make it myself so i will enjoy other peoples. is that shallow? i hope not. plus hannah and i would watch every episode per night before bed. it was cute. and ehlana watched it at her house and then we would discuss it later. sooooo good. our plan is to rent the rest of the seasons asap. thank you Jesus for netflix play instant!!

woah. got so sidetracked. anywho, my day has been so lazy and nice. i only have one final this week. nice, i know. i lucked out. that is tomorrow. i need to do a little preparing. but im not too worried. i got a 95 on my midterm and i felt i did terrible. but now just watch. i am getting cocky and therefore i will probably end up failing. oh man. i hope not. eek. okay. i need to get to work.  

Friday, December 3, 2010


so. here is the new blog i said i was going to start. i will be blogging everything on here now. no more happy heart for the time being. and just to get one thing straight: the title is not call "L cap-tin. no. it is: L cap-it-an. like from yosemite. another thing: this is not named after yosemite. at all. while i have been to the real el capitan, it is still not named after yosimite. ill tell the name story later. so yes. here we are again. this post does not make much sense to me. but i am using it to procrastinate. so yersh. hello. welcome to my new bloggy.
as a gift, ill leave you with an acoustic version of my favorite J√≥nsi song. youre welcome.