Saturday, September 20, 2008


Don't worry, I did not have another run-in with the maintenance man. The blog title just refers to the fact that I stole the entire construction of this post from Drew. Because he is more creative than me.

Three things I'm looking forward to this year:

  1. Halloween! Because I always look forward to Halloween
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood...DANG IT, WB!
  3. Quantum of Solace
Three joys in my life:
  1. The fam.
  2. Books!
  3. Friends! And emails from friends far away.
Three movies I've watched multiple times (recently):
  1. Last of the Mohicans
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Penelope
Three fears:
  1. Being scolded by an authority figure
  2. Nighttime intruders
  3. Dinosaurs suddenly appearing in the area, forcing me to use one of my many thought-out evasion tactics.
Three favorite foods:
  1. Mom's lasagna
  2. Ice cream
  3. Portobello and mozzarella panini from St. Louis Bread Co./Panera
Three goals I've set for myself:
  1. Get up on time on a semi-regular basis
  2. Draw better
  3. Go running on a semi-regular basis
Three TV shows I watch:
  1. The Office
  2. Project Runway
  3. Battlestar Galactica
Three current obsessions:
  1. Becoming Ferskner (Facebook will provide evidence of my success...very soon)
  2. Snickers (the candy bar)
  3. Unlocking King Boo on Mario Kart (it's all for you, Ferskner!)
Three places I've visited:
  1. Disneyland!
  2. Chicago
  3. Phoenix
Three places I'd like to visit:
  2. Disneyland
  3. Disneyworld
Three random facts about me:
  1. I like lists
  2. I love the sound of train whistles at night
  3. I wish I knew the constellations better
Three embarrassing facts about me:
  1. I fell on a treadmill once
  2. I have a weakness for a few now-defunct British boy bands
  3. I think a lot about what I would do in completely impossible situations (see #3 in "Three Fears")


20 years ago I:
  1. Was 5
  2. Lived in Alabama
  3. Was in kindergarten (all day kindergarten!)
  4. Was really into Love-a-Bye Babies
  5. Loved this particular dress that looked pretty when I spun around

10 years ago I:
  1. Was 15? REALLY??? Oy.
  2. Got really into Star Wars
  3. Read a lot of Redwall books...right? Maybe that was later.
  4. Started trying to draw realistic people
  5. Was pretty over my musical phase
5 years ago I:
  1. I was 20 five years ago? This is very depressing.
  2. Was in the Illustration program at BYU
  3. Was still resisting Harry Potter
  4. Lived in the Hacienda house in Provo
  5. Had one of my favorite years at BYU (okay, so most of my BYU years were favorites)
3 years ago I:
  1. Was getting *super* excited about Goblet of Fire
  2. Lived in the apartment named Earnest, which was awesome
  3. Was in my first semester of French
  4. Had a fire in my apartment
  5. Had one of my favorite years at BYU, besides the French
So far this year I:
  1. Moved to a new apartment: D'CALC
  2. Went to Disneyland (Have I mentioned that?)
  3. Got a new nephew
  4. Finished my first year of grad school
  5. Have made some great friends
Yesterday I:
  1. Went to two libraries
  2. Finished the first Crispin book by Avi
  3. Watched some Season 4 of the Office
  4. Saw that dead squirrel again
  5. Stayed up too late but got a cupcake for my trouble
Today (Saturday) I will:
  1. Go running
  2. Update the book blog
  3. Get ready for the birthday party
  4. Finish Coraline
  5. Probably eat too much junk food
Tomorrow (Sunday) I will:
  1. Go to my RS presidency meeting
  2. Spend a lot of time with the copy machine
  3. Have British Sunday
  4. Finish At Home in Mitford
  5. Wear my new skirt
In the next year I will:
  1. Go back to Disneyland
  2. Graduate
  3. Get a real job. And a dog. Or a husband. Probably a dog.
  4. Go to England
  5. Maybe buy a new purse (that one's for you, Mom! We both know it will never really happen)


  1. Hurrah! But to be fair, I ripped the idea off from someone else. Just one of those things that goes around the blog world.

    My thoughts, in bullet format:

    o I think Quantum of Solace is a ridiculous title for a movie. Even for a Bond movie. We shall see.

    o Penelope is on my list.

    o Thought-out evasion tactics--HA HA! Brilliant. You and your dinosaur paranoia.

    o Only FIVE years ago you were resisting The Boy Who Lived?? Wow, time changes things.

  2. Doesn't Parry Hotter predate five years ago? Or was that not your idea?

  3. You've burned one of your apartments to the ground?! And you didn't warn me of this before we signed a contract to move in together? That's it! I want out of this deal right now!

    Actually, I'm probably more likely to burn our apartment to the ground than you are since I have been known to have moments of klutziness. (Ask Vannerie about me and the freezer yesterday). So all is forgiven.

    But I still need to hear the story!

  4. Marcue's moment of klutziness was my fault.

    I love this list too! I need to do some lists, I think. I need to blog more, I think. I need to blog, period.

    I think you were a great ferskner! The best one in fact!

  5. Drew: Here is my response, in bullet format--
    o It is indeed a ridiculous title.
    o You will have to let me know what you think!
    o Hey man, do you *want* to be caught unprepared when raptors invade the library? I didn't think so.
    o I know, it seems like Harry and I have been together forever, right?

    Professor: Parry Hotter does indeed predate my HP love. I saw the potential for the roadshow, but I still didn't care for the source material.

    Marcue: One day I will have to blog about the Great Fire of '05. Maybe I will even have to include pictures.

    Ferskner: You DO need to blog! I'll cough on your pillow if you don't do it soon!

  6. Madness. I thought you were promoting the Parry Hotter idea because you were such a fan of the books. Too bad I didn't know, we could have been the cool people who were all like "Harry Potter is, like, so dumb, right?"