Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Hokey dokey. Assuming the 4 or 5 people that read this thing don't want to hear the banal details of my day-to-day, I'll share recent highlights.
My sister has been coming up to Salt Lake on the weekends a lot more frequently to stay with Ashton and I. Mainly because we have Call of Duty and a cuddly cat, but I digress. Sometimes we actually do fun things too! Exhibit A: BOWLING. I might have been in charge of typing in our names, or Bowling Aliases if you will. I think I'm funny.
Bowling Alias: Gutterslut (An attempt on my part to mess with her psyche, eventually giving me the strategic advantage.)
Bowling Alias: Ballsy. (A slightly humorous anatomical reference on my part. The price he pays for being the only male in our party.)

The next weekend, we all packed up and went to the zoo.

The Hogle Zoo managed to get some animals since the last time I went. (Except Lions. We couldn't find a damn lion anywhere, which was very upsetting to me, because there are very few places in the world that I can shout THIS:
and not seem insane.)
Despite my lion disappointment, they did have a cute pachyderm or two.

After the Zoo visit, Mackenzie went home, and Ashton and I ventured to our favorite local watering hole, and participated in one of my favorite Sunday activities, Geeks Who Drink. It's a pub quiz, that we frequently LOSE when we participate. We met up with one of my best friends and sister wife, Jamie, and rapidly fell to last place. This is us losing:
as you can see, we aren't terribly concerned, since this frequently occurs.
I like this particular game, because you can get points for being witty, even if the answer is wrong. Still, all the witticisms in the world couldn't save us from certain defeat. And yet, in the second to last round... a miracle. We used a joker to double the points in an already double points round... and... believe it or not, we won!
$50 and bragging rights were ours for the evening! I was so excited I almost sang karaoke. Almost. (To be fair, I AM Lana Del Rey when I sing.) CLICK ME IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE LANA DEL REY REFERENCE. 

Okay, click me too.

So it isn't that impressive, but I LOVE trivia and winning was fun. We still have $15 dollars to spend if someone wants to come play...

My hunny loves to brew homemade beers, and he's actually REALLY good at it. Really really good. One Saturday recently when the weather was incredibly nice, he and his brewing partner took their craft to the front porch (yes, we are those people), and got to brewing. I, being the loving and supportive girlfriend that I am, sat on my tushy and enjoyed the show.

No, I wasn't drinking beer. Yes, I'm a wuss. No, I don't care.
Watching him do science is fun, but it's even more fun accompanied by contraband beverages that AREN'T beer. I'm a party pooper! 
On the release night of Iron Man 3, Ashton and I donned freshly purchased Stark Swag and went to the midnight showing. (When I say midnight showing, I mean 11 p.m.. Who decided it was okay to start showing movies at 9 and 11 p.m. the day before release??? I think it's no fun.)
Yes, our shirts match. No, I don't care what people think. Yes, I love being that couple.
I LOVED the movie, but I love all the Iron Man movies. I don't know if you guys know this... but... I'M PEPPER POTTS. Okay, I'm not. But I am. ...

Finally, I graduated from the University of Utah on May 3! Unfortunately, I'm not at all photogenic, and the photograph that turned out the best happens to be the photo of me fixing my hair, so, enjoy.
It was a really great day! I'm amazed that I'm surrounded by so many people who love and support me, and can manage to get them all to show up in one place at the same time just for ME. It's insane to comprehend.
...and now you're all caught up! You may all return to your regularly scheduled programming.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ah poo.

Guys, I only blogged six times in the whole of 2012.

That's... pathetic.

So, I'm resolving to NOT be better. (See, if I tell you I'll blog more, I inevitably won't. So, I'm promising NOT to, so we stand a shot in hell.)

Truth is, I'd like to blog more. I think it would be funny to have a record of this wedding planning process, and the adventures we have during the first few months of being engaged.
We're planning on a couple concerts in the coming months (Alt J, Say Anything, etc), and trips to Lagoon and the Zoo.

We recently went adventuring and took photographs for my graduation announcements.
May 3rd, if anybody cares. Here's the photo we ended up using.

If we aren't facebook friends, and the nose piercing just gave you a heart attack... sorry. 
(but not really)

I'm not going to lie, a photo like the one above was rare... most of them ended up looking like these: 

What can I say, the camera loves us!

More adventures NOT to come. ;)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April 5

On April 5, 2013
This adorable, kind, funny, sexy, sweet, intelligent, nerdy, and loving man
took this beautiful ring,
and he caught me unawares.
With wet hair and pajamas on, he asked me to spend my life with him.
And, of course, I said yes. And then I cried. And then I said yes a few hundred more times.
Who wouldn't want to spend forever with their best friend?

Thursday, 28 March 2013

One Month.

Time is flying by. 

I'm ready for the next step. :]

Sunday, 21 October 2012


Well, it happened.

I fell in love.

Like, a lot.

We do a lot of fun things together.

Like, sushi adventure nights...
and other fun dinner dates.
We even fostered a dog together
In the end, we didn't get to keep him, but we did it together.

We've shared geeky love stuff together,
like spending an entire night assembling Star Wars legos while watching Star Wars movies...

We cook together, and for one another

We like to go out for coffee too!

I'm just super head over heels. He's the best guy!
He stays up late with me so that we are on the same sleep schedule. He cooks me amazing food and drives me anywhere I need to go. He works so hard and loves me so much.
I'm so happy! (:

I'm just...

I'm just the luckiest girl.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

"Cringing, she looked at the last time she posted on her blog. Oh, crap, yeah, it's been that long."

In going to write this post, I feel like the epitome of the grouchy old man yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off his damn lawn.
I don't know why.

Time to un-grouch.
I have a lot to be not-grouchy about.

For example, summer semester is OVER! Sure, I'm still super in debt from summer semester, and, yeah, have no way of paying for fall as well, but things always work out in the end, right?


I'm also happy because I met the cutest goober ever!
I'm not narcissistic, I'm just bad at aiming a camera at two people. #singlepeopleproblems
Our first date lasted 8 or 9 hours (2.5 of which were spent in Batman, but still, we're super impressive).
I'm not allowed to hang out with him before events with time constraints anymore, because I never want to leave and end up spending hours more with him than I originally intended. Today, we killed HOURS in sams club. SAMS CLUB. I bought raspberries, he bought tomatoes. WE'RE ADORABLE. His name is Ashton. He's a marvelous cook, a terrible dancer, and has totally convinced me that I'm the prettiest girl in the entire world. 
He's 27, so I keep asking him when he's going to retire. I expect it'll happen any day now. :) He just gets me back and asks me how I liked 3rd grade, considering I was there a week ago. (Haha, he's old, I'm young. We laugh.)
He's got awesome/scary/nerdy tattoos, and the prettiest freakin' eyes in the whole wide world. 
He's so frickindamn cute. (I promise to get a proper picture of the eyes so the rest of you can swoon with me)
And, yeah, I'm in the honeymoon phase of the relationship, so shut up, cause I don't want to hear it. 
If you think this post is cheesy and disgusting, you should see us IN PERSON. We're intolerable, disgusting twerps who make out everywhere. Literally, everywhere. Ikea had to sanitize the place after we left. 

they say you have to have bad relationships to recognize good ones, and I know this to be true.
I've dated HORRIBLE guys - guys that called me fat, used me, told me they wanted to marry me and dumped me 24 hours later... I'm not proud of my dating history. I am proud to be Ashton's girlfriend though - he really is one of the good ones.

I'm also happy because my best friend marries her other best friend in a week! Yay for Diana and Dylan! 

Dylan: "Look deep into my eyes..."
I am so beyond excited for this wedding, now that I've (mostly) gotten over the anxiety of what I'm going to wear. (:

So much love in this post. I apologize if you're a single woman reading this.

Not much else is new with me guys! Babies keep getting borned, so not much has changed as far as work goes. I bumped up to full-time, which is good for the paychecks, but bad for my sanity. Especially when fall classes start up. Bad bad bad. :) 

Aaaaaaaanyways, I think I've grossed everybody out enough, so I'll end it here. 

Sunday, 17 June 2012

It's time for a gif post.

I don't sleep anymore.
I went 36 hours without sleep a few days ago. It happens at least every few weeks.

It's usually because I have a 12 hour shift stuck inbetween having to do other things that require consciousness. Everytime I get home from one of those shifts, I'm all 

but the worst is waking up after recovering. whether I get 6, 9, or 12 hours of sleep, I'm always like:

but once I get food in me, I'm all

Anyways. Here's some more gifs that correspond to the feels I've been feeling lately. 

Staying up until 4 a.m. with Dylan, Diana, Becky, and Spencer to watch Parts 1 & 2 of the Deathly Hallows: 

Watching the latest episode of legend of Korra: 

getting over an ex: 

taking a class made up entirely of GROUP WORK

Game of Thrones ending:

continuing to be Alecia: