Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 23- Something you crave for a lot

Ice Cream, Pickles, and Orange juice. Thats a really gross combination!! But those are the things I crave all the time. Rachael and I saw Eat Pray Love, and in the movie she says that she doesn't crave anything anymore. I'm so glad that I do. I crave other things too. Like good chinese food, and mangoes, and spaghetti, and tomatoes.
I crave the beach right about now too ;) Phi Phi island here I come!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 22

What makes you different from everyone else
Well the first thing that comes to mind is that I am a good looking redhead. And I am not trying to toot my own horn but...
According to my best friend, I have a lot of ambition, love, and compassion. I'd like to agree with her but I really don't know. I think a lot of people have love, and compassion, and their own ambitions though. Another thing that makes me different is that I am a woman engineer. There aren't many of those, let alone pretty ones :/. I might be changing my major soon though, maybe I'll just get my MRS degree. hmmmmm...

Something that makes you happy

Forts! I love this classy fort.
Tire swings make me really happy too!
 my onesies.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future

OoooooooOOOOOOoooo Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I love this one! If youve read my blog at all you know exactly who it is! Ashton Kutcher!! jk. Well his name is Jc.... and he's super cute and handsome and everything I've ever wanted in a MAN! Ugghh I would marry him tomorrow if I could. Look we will even make cute babies!!
HAhaha! I love it!! The second one I made was super scary though. Here it is
AHHHHH Ginger baby! Maybe its cuz I changed Jc's picture. Well it doesn't matter cuz I still wanna marry him.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 19

Nicknames you have; why do you have them

1. Melita- Well my mom is from Chile and in Spanish 'ita' means little. So my mom and abuelita (catch that ;)) put Melanie and ita together and got Melita. They always always call me that and I love it! 
2. Mel- it's short for Melanie. deh!
3. Melon- I really don't like this one. Put Mel and Lynn together and what do you get?!? Melon. Great!
4. Mellie- I like this one. This summer I spent a good amount of time in Colorado with my bff Rachael and her family. Rachael's little 2 year old cousin couldn't say Melanie so she called me Mellie. I loved it. And Rach still calls me Mellie sometimes :)
5. Babe- Cuz I am one. Duh! 

If you have a minute you should watch this video of Rachael's 2 year old cousin, Andie.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

Bleh! I'm freaking tired of this 30 Day challenge. I don't even want to answer this.
Well heres one for starters: I want to get married to Jc Raney in the Nauvoo temple. Done!
Umm some more are:
1. Get good grades
2. Learn how to sew
3. Read my scriptures more diligently
4. Go to the temple more often
5. MEDITATE every day
6. Dream: Travel the world with no time limit
7. Figure out what I really want to be when I grow up.
8. Give more of my time to others

That's all I have at this very moment. Tune in next time for a whole lot of ... hmm I don't even know.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 17

Someone you want to switch lives with for one day and why
Lisa Christine Damon Gillespie. Why? Well because I want to know what it is like to be in school and be married. I want to see if it is really that hard. I know it is probably super ultra mega hard but I want to see how I would handle it. She is only a few months older than me and she has been married for almost a year. So she probably has a hang of it. Lisa, I want to learn your ways. For no real reason ;).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

This was taken in Hong Kong a few months ago.
So I have a story. I was presenting today in my Stats class and I was trying to explain my project and I was looking right at my teacher to see if he was understanding what I was saying. I thought he did, so I looked around the room and literally half the class was staring at my teets!!  I didn't think my shirt was revealing or anything but then I realized that I was in the light of the projector and I am the only good looking female in the WHOLE BUILDING! I swear those guys are the horniest I've ever met. Its quite sad. And that is the only exciting thing that has happened today so far.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Play Date

So I was having kind of a rough day. I went to bed last night telling myself that I would wake up at 8 and then the whole night I kept waking up thinking that it was 8 and it never was! THE STRESS!! It really gets me. Last semester (Winter) I had class at 7:45am every freakin day and I was fine. Yeah, I didn't go every single day but almost!! I passed with a decent grade. And it was a really hard class. Anyways, so I got up at 9 and laid in my bed for half an hour reading some talks about LDS art. Not too interesting. Then I made some oatmeal and ate it while I finished some homework. I took a shower and I didn't feel like doing my long awesome red hair, so I didn't. I put on a shirtshirt and my jeggins :) and left for class 2 minutes before it started. Well my day went on and I realized that I have absolutely no motivation to learn anything at all! Nothing. I don't want to do my homework. I don't want to listen to my teachers. I don't even want to go to class.
Then, my genius premature grandpa boyfriend told me that I needed a break. I needed to relax for a little bit and play. So I played the only way I know how to... like a kid. I was hole punching papers and I let all the little holes fall all over my room! I was listening to Christmas music too!! And then I colored. And THEN I found Rexburg's finest grilled cheese!! At G's Dairy.
Look at all that CHEEEEEESSEEE!! It was soooooo good! And it was even on whole wheat toast! It hurt my tummy a little bit but it was totally worth it! MmmmmMMmmmm! So thanks to this wonderful boy my day turned around!
 Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
1. Brackett, WI - Bon Iver
2. The Special Two - Missy Higgins
3. That Ain't Me ft. Jay Sean - Lil Wayne
4. House Stirs the Soup - G. Love & Special Sauce
5. Ooh La - The Kooks
6. Grapevine Fires - Death Cab for Cutie
7. Excuse Me Mr. - No Doubt
8. Do You Realize - The Flaming Lips
9. I'll Stay - Augustana
10. Australia - The Shins

Woah!! That was a super shuffled list! Nice work little I Pooch!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Dear Uncle Brad,
      It really hurt my feelings when you yelled at me when I walked through the doors of your house. I was semi-excited to see you but after that, I just wanted to leave and never come back. It's really fine because I left Idaho with an open mind for the week. The week was mostly a test to see if I ever want to spend Holidays with all of you in the future. I like the way things are. I get small doses of you every few years. I really appreciated your apology and I do forgive you. I love you and I wish the best for you and your family.
Love, Me

So other than that, my Thanksgiving week was awesome! Jc and I had a lot of fun! We went to the Bulls vs. Suns game which was really great, and visited the Mesa Temple, and ate soul food, and laughed a LOT with my cousins! It was also our first 1 year anniversary! He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He is the best boyfriend I could ever ask for!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Windy Days

I tripped over myself today because it was so windy and my backpack was ridiculously heavy and I wasn't expecting all that wind. I just wanted to go back home and skip all my classes and curl up like this squirrel.
Expect I dont want to cuddle on a tree. I'll take Jc. I found this precious picture at this blog.
Day 12- How you found out about Blogspot and why you made one
 I found out about it because my friend Sam was spending a semester in Israel and I needed a way to stay in touch with her. She had a blog that she wrote in almost everyday and I had one too. Actually I still have it, here it is!! So we read each others blogs and it was almost like talking to each other.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I love that number! I love 11:11! And I can't wait til next year when it is 11/11/11 at 11:11. That will be a cool thing. Anyways Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends. Lame sauce but here it is anyways. I'm gonna stereotype all my friends.
 Homo Friend
 Hipster Friends
 Sibling Friends
 Nerdy Center-Part Friends
 Sexual Grape Friends
 Pre-Missionary Friends
 Missionary Friend
 High School Friends
 Lab Partner Friends
 MSU drunk friends
Sister Friends
Best Friends

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ten Ten even Ten

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you’re Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Happy- Bed Rock-So many people, The Way We Get By- Spoon, Silvia- Miike Snow, Love it When you Call- The Feeling, theres soooo many! bleh
Trouble-Coldplay, Heartless (Kanye Cover)-The Fray, Stable Song-Death Cab, Lua-Bright Eyes, Trapeze Swinger-Iron & Wine
Bored- Hmm this week it is A Fine Frenzy, sometimes I'll listen to Nick Drake, or Frank Sinatra
Hyped- Anything Weezy made, Lady Gaga (Yeah, I know shes a skank. Sorry!), Muse, I'm bored of this post
Mad- Seventy Times Seven-Brand New, What Gets You Off- Jack's Mannequin, Motion City Sountrack, Say Anything

That was so boring. I have soo many songs that I love. I just can't rack my brain for songs right now. Look what I made a few weeks ago:
It's a mini pie!! I'll be making more either tomorrow or Thursday. We will see.  I got the idea here. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Numero Nueve

Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Well I have recently grown an urge to be domestic. I dont know what it is. I really dont. I have never ever been domestic. I've never sewn more than a button, I have never really cooked or baked anything extravagant, and Ive never even cared. Now that I think about it, I think that it is because I need new hobbies. I'm not playing any sports this semester or teaching yoga... thats it!!! I know it! Interesting. Hmmm well anyways I have been reading a hundred different mom blogs about being crafty and thrifty and "upcycling" things. Upcycling is when you take something you already have and don't use, and make it better and use it! Cool huh?! YES! So I saw a pretty simple one and so I did it! Here is the final product:

Do you love it? Actually I don't even care, because I do!! I don't like that I am deathly white though. Thank all that is good that I will be in Arizona next week!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Short term goals for this month and why
1. Meditate every day, because I need it. It is the sacred secret doorway to personal revelation and revelation from our Heavenly Father. I need that.
2. Don't procrastinate. I tend to procrastinate but not super bad. I do have a serious problem with stress though and I know that when I have all my stuff done I am not nearly as stressed as usual.
3. Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. I function so much better when I have a full 8 hours.
4. Read the conference talks because I fell asleep. Like this kitty...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 7

A picture of someone/something that has a big impact on you

 My Daddy. Seriously if he told me that I needed to jump off a cliff I would. He is my favorite person in the whole world. He is the smartest, most well-rounded, loving man ever. If I ever need advice on anything, I just call him. He always gives me the best advice. And it's really awesome because he knows me so well that he knows what is best for me. One of my favorite feelings is when I fall asleep in my moms bed while I am home and my dad carries me to my bed. It hasn't happened in quite a while. Also, when I was little he would brush my hair a hundred times and I loved it. I was so obsessed with him when I was little that I wanted to marry him. And today I want to marry a man just like him. I used to date redheads just because I thought they would be like my dad. Not true. I just love him soo much. I really enjoyed spending so much time with him this summer. It would be really ideal if someday we could work together again! But maybe not. I don't actually want to live that close to my family. Well the point is that he has made and still makes a huge impact on my life. There should be more men like him in this world. It would be a much better place to live.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

All the things that I want to make

This and this  and this and this and this and these and even just this. That would make my day wonderful! And that is precisely why I want to take the clothing construction class AND why i will be asking my daddy for a sewing machine for Christmas!! :) Ahhhh I can't wait to tell him. He's gonna call me a wanna-be grandma. Just like when I told him I wanted a 3HP blender for my birthday. haha! Yay for being domestic!!!
Okay Day 5- Your favorite Superhero
Storm. Why? Because shes awesome. She lost her parents when she was super young and then grew up learning how to pick locks and pockets. Then she was worshiped as a goddess because her home town was suffering and she helped them by controlling the weather to their advantage. Then she kicks butt as part of the X-Men. And shes a girl and shes black!!
Oh p.s. I looked like a lion today

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dear BYU-I

To whom this may concern,
         Just in case you didn't already know, I HATE YOU! With every blood cell, with every strand of hair, with every inch of me! You can't just stop offering classes that are required for me to graduate! I only got here 2 years ago! What's the big deal?! Are you trying to ruin me?!? I understand that the graduating class from our department is a mere 10 students but PLEASE dont jew us out of the fundamentals! UGHHHH! So I've come to a conclusion and I will be taking a clothing construction class just for kicks!
p.s.  f u
These are on all the crosswalks in Rexburg now...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Where I've Been

Today's challenge is a picture of somewhere you've been. TADA!!
I've been here. The tippy top of Grand Targhee. If you would have told me 2 years ago that I go there. I would have said "Hell Nooooo". But my curiosity and extreme boredom got the best of me and I signed up for the best winter class ever! Snowboarding.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Weekend

I'm partially depressed. I realized it this weekend. I'm boring and depressed. I need to get out of Idaho asap. But I can't. yet. I need to finish my degree, that I partially hate. Yuck. That is almost the saddest story I've ever heard.
Well on a happier note, my wonderful boyfriend came to see me! It was very nice. I missed him soo much.
Zombie Walk
We carved a Calle pumpkin! Well Jc mostly. I didn't do much at all.
So Day 4 is: A habit that you wish you didn’t have
 Sleeping in. This semester my classes don't start until 11:30. It's really bad. I thought that it would be okay because I could get up early and get homework done. But that plan didn't stick. I try to wake up by 9 but sometimes it is just sooo hard to get out of my comfy, warm bed. It's seriously like life or death sometimes. I make all kinds of justifications of why I should just stay in bed til 10 and then I do. Great! So that's my bad habit that will soon be broken. And when I say soon, I mean next semester.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 3

 A picture of you and your friends
My roommates and I dressed up for our ward party. Rachael won the costume party! duh! Look at that! Its freaking awesome!! I want to go through some other pictures with friends so here we go.
I spent most of my childhood in Southern Indiana and when we moved my friends threw me a goodbye party. Haha I wish I could go through and put updated pictures of all these people. U'd be shocked!
And then we lived in Huntley, Illinois for a while. Yeah I was Co-Captain, and Student Body Prez. No big deal!
And here is Prom senior year.
And my first semester of college! Lisa and Sam.
 And my eternal best friends. My beautiful, most beautiful, loving, devoted sisters and my mother.

And here is my best friend in the whole wide world, Rachael McBride!