Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 16 - Yours Truly

Day 16 of this 30 days of blogging is asking for another photo of me.
Maybe I'm vain, but I like posting more than one. Haha.

What's a blog without a few crazy photos? I laugh everytime I see this one.

I'm graduating with my Bachelor's and walking in May for graduation -- this is one of the photo's I'm thinking of doing on my announcement.
Happy Wednesday.

P.S. widely known fact -- I love blog stalking, if you have a fun blog, feel free to share the link with me!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 15 - Random Facts

Today I'm supposed to let you know in on a fact or facts that I know of that may or may not be useless- so here goes.

George Washington's had dentures made out of wood.
A goldfish has a 3 second attention span.
Cherry wood is lethal if not sealed right (in other words, don't try making your own wooden spoons out of it unless you have a death wish).
Calcium deficiencies can give you eye twitches -- I had them once and they made me laugh.
When they are first forming, humans have tails (seriously that is a weird fact).
Kale is supposed to be planted in the early spring.
A group of ravens is called an Unkindness of Ravens and a group of geese is a Gaggle.

It was common for people to be accidentally buried alive so bells with pulls were installed with a line feeding down to the grave, that way, if you woke up in a coffin you could pull the string and someone would hear the bell ringing and would hopefully dig you out in time.

You are taller in the morning than you are when you went to sleep.
And finally, your forearm is the same length as your foot.
If you have any good ones, I'd love to hear them!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 14 - A Place I Love

Forks, Washington has to be one of my most favorite ever places.
It's stunning.
This is right inside the Hoh Rainforest.

Along the Hall of Mosses Trail.

First Beach in La Push -- right outside of Forks....

And, I just couldn't do this favorite places post without a shot of Boston- because I LOVE it too.
This is in the Commons.

Day 13 - A Letter to Someone

I've always been fascinated with writing a letter to my future self..... I wonder, had I done this 10 years ago... what my 14 year old self would have said....probably some really amusing things.
So here goes - I want to write a letter to myself, that I can go back and read in 10 years.

Dear Me,

First off, are the wrinkles that you were terrified of getting as bad as you thought they would be? Have you overcome your aversion to straws (I'm sure you remember that you often refused to use them BECAUSE of getting wrinkled even though you thought it was ridiculous). Do you still focus on your mouth shape when you brush your teeth? If so -- you are crazy.
Second, did you ever master Spanish and French? If not, you should be really annoyed with yourself - you've had TEN years.
A little something to remember -- there has been so much trying to make friendships work that I don't care to about - it's not worth the engery to try and please everyone - you don't need to be friends with everyone, especially if they aren't likable anyway.
Here are some things you loved- red hair, suntans, real laughter, secrets, gossip, twilight, reading, romance, big purses, the color yellow, cranberry mango room scents, cafe rio, arrowhead water, jeans with big stitching in them, writing, compliments, blogging, girl's trips, barnes and noble, friends' little girls, short dresses, swimsuits, laying in the sun, nissan vehicles, book clubs, and walking in the dark, intense stories, curled hair, and the lamp selection at Ross, Derek Morgan, tricep muscles, and the sound of the wind in the trees.
You were scared of the landing at the bottom of the stairs, 'what if's', your next door neighbors dad, and traveling alone.
You hated dasani water (why is that even a big deal to you?), when people left the noise button on and you could hear them texting, long fingernails (the real kind), and girls that cause drama, fake people, yelling, lipliner, people who mumble, mushy comments that spouses leave each other on facebook, and the neverending updates of people's children, student loans, the rude lady at barnes and noble (I hope she's quit by now), deadlines, 8 am work, and that coworker that is currently making your life hell.

I know most people give advice to their future selves, but I know myself, and I probably won't listen to the young me anyway - I'm too stubborn.


P.S. today is the best day of your life because it means you have FINALLY paid off those !@#$#! student loans! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 12 - Whatever

Day 12 had me writing why I had a blog -- which I already covered, so I'm ignoring that and telling you where I really would LOVE to go.


To see the Cliffs of Moher

The Ashford Castle (this is actually a hotel, swoon) -- and the MANY other castles I really really want to see.

I want to see the Beaghmore Stone Circles in person.

and the Hill of Tara

It's the birthplace of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.
I want to see:
 the Giants Causeway
The Burren
Rock of Cashel
Go to the old Jameson Distillery (and have a taste of their whiskey)
And drive The Ring of Kerry.

Of all the places in the world, I want to go to Ireland the most.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 11 - Another Shot

Of me & My Friends --- this is Vegas, 2 weekends ago.

Me, Dani, Crystal, Erica
Love these girls!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 10 - Songs I Listen To...

I love songs that make me FEEL. I don't care what the feeling is -- joy, sorrow, rage, laughter, I just love anything that makes me feel something.

Blogger is a little slow right now, so I'll just leave you with 3..... enjoy.

If I Die Young -- The Band Perry 


                                                           Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Hear You Me (May Angels Lead You In) - Jimmy Eat World

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 9 -- Too Funny Not To Share

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Okay -- Day 9 had me doing something else, but this was too funny not to share. I giggled the whole time.
I don't know where she came up with this stuff.
It's a 5 year old girl named Madison -- giving makeup advice.
When the time gets to 1:46 you will literally crack up laughing. \
Let me know if you loved it :).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 8 - Short Term

Day 8 calls for my short term goals for this month, and why.

Goal 1 - Go to the Festival Of Colors held in Spanish Fork, Utah on the 26th.
(Last year -- Me & My Niece Mariah).

              Why? -- To have fun, reconnect with friends, and get really, colorfully messy.

Goal 2 - Get into the habit of practicing the piano and voice... I've been slacking

Goal 3 - Work on my yard and plant flowers.... there's nothing I love better than to lay on the grass with a book in the summertime -- with flowers all around - I live near the mountains so there is always a slight breeze rippling around my house and I want my yard to be perfect this summer.

Goal 4- organize my basement... it's a HOT MESS.

Since you are reading some of my short term goals.....What are your goals?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 7 - A Big Impact


Day 7 - a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.

I know this is where most people would do a sappy post or talk about how much they love their family or friends and I think that is wonderful - but for me.... sorry, that's not what I do.

I am a very visual and artistic person. I've dabbled in painting and writing, poetry and photography.....
I've loved reading and interpreting since I was younger.
When I was in second grade I read Reader's Digest religiously and was so excited when it came in the mail. I remember I would sit reading it with the dictionary next to my leg so I could look up words like pulmonary embolism and schizophrenic.
And as inane as it might sound -- reading really had a big impact on my life. It shaped my thoughts, what I wanted, what I felt about certain things, and is a huge part of how I push myself to achieve things, it became my escape, my daydream, and a way for me to become passionate about something.
And really, really did (and does) have a huge impact on my life.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 6 - My 5 Favorites

A feel more guilty pleasures.
If you haven't seen these, you've been missing out.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 5 - Somewhere I've Been

I haven't been to many places even though I have a strong desire to travel the world. But, my favorite place I have been to is definitely Washington/Oregon. The colors throughout Washington and Oregon are literally breathtaking. I am forever, madly in love with the lush greens and seemingly exotic colorings of those states.
This photo was taken right by a pretty waterfall called Youngs River Falls right outside of Astoria, Oregon. The roots of the tree had created a little cavern above the ground.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 4 - Bad Habits

Day 4 calls for me to discuss a bad habit that I WISH I didn't have..... I've been racking my brain for a few days...

It took me a long time to come up with it -- but I would have to say my habit of ALWAYS being late.
Whether I forget, wake up late, or just take my sweet time -- I am always late to everything I swear.

I am supposed to be to work at 8 am every morning. It's a GOOD morning for me if I roll in at a quarter after. My normal stroll through the front door happens at 8:30.
Not kidding, it's awful.
And I try really hard -- I'll have hours of advance warning for something I end up SPEEDING like crazy to get there & I will still be 5 minutes late.

It's completely annoying.
And I wish this wasn't a habit of mine.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 3 - A Photo of Friends

This posting business is really behind, I went to Vegas... got a little side tracked on the blogging.

Here is a photo for day 3. A photo of my friends.
We just so happen to be in an elevator, in the Monte Carlo, in Vegas.
I love these girls.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 2 - My Blog

day 2- the meaning behind your blog name

My blog name -- pretty simple.... Amy Is Thinking...
I wanted a place to store my random thoughts, things I loved, amusing or interesting things I came across in my journeys through life or the internet. A place just for me. To share with others. What I'm thinking about.
I wanted to have a place where I could type - and not worry about the people who know me personally and what they thought of me and my ramblings, where I could write about things that made me feel something - anger, excitement, intrigue- so I could remember them later on - even if they were insignificant or hurtful or amazing and beautiful. This is a blog about my thoughts and the name reflects that.
Amy is thinking..... and that's a good thing.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 1 - All @ Me

I've been stalling because I don't really have any recent pictures of me -- so I broke down and just took some on my camera phone so I could start this blogging thing ;).

Me -- Amy

And me again...

15 interesting facts about myself:

1. I can shape my tongue into a 3 leaf clover

2. I spent more time in detention for truancy my senior year of high school than I did in actual class - I think I perfected what we called "Sluffing"

3. I love red heads - myself included

4. I'm a freckle fanatic, I had SO many on my face when I was younger and I miss them!

5. I'm a writer/hopeful author

6. If I could make 1 person my personal slave for life it would be Derek Morgan from Criminal Minds.
 If you don't know who that is.... look him up ;)

7. I once ate a live goldfish on a dare (and yes, I felt it going down, lol)

8. I LOVE rock climbing and rappelling - but I hate the climb to the top before you get to go down
(I think, "Why isn't there an escalator out here?" - Promise I'm not that lazy, just wishful thinking)

9. The last time I had tan skin was 5th grade, ever since then I mostly burn - hate that

10. I'm allergic to aloe vera -- feel my pain for #9

11. I love hugs - from friends/family/sweethearts - I just love that feeling of being loved/appreciated or that someone is happy to see me

12. I have a tatoo - not many people know that about me

13. I get my feelings hurt easily, a lot of people think I have a tougher personality - not true

14. My favorite place I've ever visited is Forks, Washington

15. I don't have a favorite color -- but if I had to choose, I would probably say yellow.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

30 days of Blogging

This is what I'll be doing for the next 30 (technically 31) days on this blog.... should be fun & was inspired by my friend Cambria -- loved the idea.

day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

day 2- the meaning behind your blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been
day 6- 5 favorite TV shows
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, anxious or mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone
day 14- a picture of your favorite place
day 15- a random fact that you know about something that may or may not be useless
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- something you want to remember in 10 years
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- your last five facebook status'
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- your favorite song
day 31- the best thing about being you