Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Blips, Crushes, Dating, Family, Fitness, Friends, Good Things, Happy Dance Time, Religion? What's that?, Remembering, Roam, Stories, Try, Updates, Writing
I did this last month for July and now it’s back again for August (albeit a little late, but I’m still doing it)! Here goes!
The end of my ABC 4 News Internship. Procrastinating packing. New temp job that killed my voice. Moving to Park City. Cool alliterations (my new addy). 10 hours of cleaning my old house. Peaceful. First time I ever wanted to take a kitten home with me. Firm boobies! Saying goodbye to my baby… grand, that is. :(
Really?!...Really? Making up someone else’s work (oh, joy). Yes, ma’am. Serendipitous moments with crushes. Hounding for jobs (still). Singing at the Mormon Tabernacle. Little America. Sharing a room w/ brudder–ewww! Moving into a new home! Gaydar malfunctions leading to awkward situations. Is that Josh Groban?
Hilarious conversations over French Silk pie. Just amazing like that. Coffee dates with old friends. Going briefly back to the Claytoneers! There’s a pool! Too many quarter pounders. Too much root beer. Flirting it up with old cops from outta state in the hot tub. Too many natural disasters surely indicating the soon-to-be apocalypse. Walk-in closet! Woot woot!
The realization that I have way too many books/dvds/other junk. Pause in the pool. Actually earning money. Temple revelations. Late nights in the city. Lotsa Zumba teaching! Battle with the Droid, so I killed it and brought it back to life. Alpenglow on its way! Graduation from a twin to a queen bed! New pwetty bedroom set.
Too many bugs. Popping a tire on the freeway (scariest thing ever). Family fun at reunions. Done with House of Night series… until October, that is (8 books in less than 4 weeks). Learning about investing–must buy Investing for Dummies. Strange and unexpected men hitting on me. Phone calls trump texting. LA… the city of dreams.
Awesome Voice audition experience. Seeing my most favoritest person in the whole world. Exploring empty Inglewood with the worst shoes ever for doing so. Second-hand bookshop gems. Soy green tea lattes. Longest day known to mankind. Hallucinatory exhaustion. Snuggles. Looking forward! =)
Here’s to a great September (it better be according to my horoscopes)!
Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Good Things, How Embarassing!, Laughs, Memes, Movies!, Music, Singing
For day 23 in the 30 day meme, ’tis time for me to share a YT video. But I’m going to do you one (or more) better! I’m sharing a few YT videos that I have loved over the years. They may make you laugh, make you cry, or are just plain ridiculous. I recommend all of them with the utmost enthusiasm. Please enjoy. ;)
Oh, try and guess which of these people are actually my friends.
A kazoo quartet
Coolest cheerleaders ever
One Man Disney Movie (longest, but WORTH it)
Prepare to cry…
And do you mind if I toss in my newest fandubbed duet?
Now I leave you to watch many videos… Let me know what you think and which one makes you laugh the hardest.
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Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy (Fave Things About My Internship)
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy (Somewhere)
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Disturbing!, Laughs, Quotations, RaNdOm
I see these on other people’s blogs all the time so I wanted to take a look at my own. Presenting……………….. (dude, what happened to my drum roll?… eh, oh well. The guy must be out of town.)
Most Bizarre Search Terms Leading to MikShorty in the Past Year
humongous wide pecs ~ Not sure when I wrote about this, but I like the way these people (all four of them) think.
girl looked at my chest and said i got a meat pattie wat is that ~ Question Mark. BIG Question Mark.
vodoriga knjiga ~ Who/What/HUH?!
“turkish guys” and “curvy girls” ~ Takes me back to Italy… but seriously people?
my aunt tied me up and crossdressed me ~ My aunt would never do such a thing, nor would I talk about it if that were the case.
saks and kiss gay ~ Um, okay?
miss thang 0823 ~ I got game but I’m not that cocky. And that’s not my birthday nor my favorite number.
pig saying moo im a chicken ~ I like this pig already… but where can I find him since you clearly didn’t find him on my blog?
cocksandnipples ~ *raises eyebrows*
corey monteith fart ~ I refuse to believe this beautiful man would do such a thing. I’ve seen him in person, and he just wouldn’t.
горгулья ~ Por que? Che? … I don’t speak your language.
my step mom holds me against her breast ~ My step-mom would in jest but, again, would I really talk about it here?
“picture of granny panties” ~ Not my style, really…
سكس مشعرت ~ Non parlo la sua lingua! Speak American!
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The rest of them were pretty basic and legitimate… this list makes me think there are some messed up people on the web and searching for strange things (I’ve also found a fascination for using “nor” incorrectly).
Seriously, when was the last time you Googled, “body shot! blogs on body shoot at pub crawl club rome”? … … Wait a second, that actually happened. XD
What’s the craziest search term used to find your blog (if you have one)?
Is it just me or are there more earthquakes going on this year than ever before? Does that mean the earth is consuming itself with each shift? Should we all be panicking?!
I feel like I see an earthquake article every single day either on my Twitter feed. I’m not really sure what is going on in our world right now, but all of these earthquakes (no matter how little) seem to be hinting at something drastic in the coming future. Or am I being weird and neurotic for anticipating such a thing?
My other concern is that Utah’s Wasatch Front is due for an earthquake and has been for nearly two decades supposedly… I’m panicking that my state is going to be next in the devastation. I used to live right on the fault line but now I live in the mountains above that fault line. I’m quivering in my heel-less ballet flats right now.
I don’t care whether my worries are unfounded or not. Why can’t the world just hold bloody still? I prefer the apocalypse where the sun expands and consumes the earth in about a million years.
I think the real problem here is that I’m more terrified of a tornado than an earthquake… You can’t see an earthquake coming, it’s just something you feel the moment of so it’s not as scary because you can’t see it. The moment you feel it, you just have to bolt to the nearest doorway. Or just fall to the floor, covering your head and screaming like a little girl.
Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Fiction, Fitness, RaNdOm, Religion? What's that?, Updates, Writing
I have a habit of keeping myself pretty busy.
But sometimes, I feel like I don’t get to do some of my favorite things when I get insanely caught up in everything I’m doing. Such as writing (blogging included) and recording.
Technically, I should be in bed right now as tomorrow will be another very long busy day. I figured I might as well blog while I’m up and thinking about it since it’s been over a week since my last post. I have a couple others planned but I haven’t written them yet… I’ll get to them though, along with catching up with all my blogger buddies as well here hopefully soon!
But remember how I was getting certified to teach Zumba on Saturday? Well I did. Now I am. Taught a trial class of sorts (I guess?) on Tuesday evening and it was amazing! I can’t wait to throw in some new choreography onto those which I already know in order to create a class. I’ve done Zumba every day since certification, either for a real class, teaching, or preparing for classes. That’s all the cardio I need basically! For a moment, I considered starting a Zumba blog… but then I thought, if I’m struggling to find time to blog on my normal blog, why start another? My point exactly.
A couple other things have drawn my attention as well. Have you ever heard of Figment? It’s pretty fun for those of us who like to write a little more than just blogs. I’m not sure I would say I’m an addict, but of all the websites I’m on lately, that one is pretty dominant. I was an idiot last week and decided to do a comment/review swap… little did I know that over 15 people would respond. I said I would get them done over the weekend. Let’s just say I still have about 2-3 to finish. And it’s Thursday. *sigh* So fun, but sometimes hard to squeeze in among other things. Hoping to get back to my own writing here soon. Gotta find a balance between my own writing and reviewing those of others.
Next thing to draw my attention: playing Bakery Story. Seriously, have you tried this game app? I cannot get off of it. They set it up so you want your bakery to do well so you have to constantly be cooking/serving something! I’ve been stuck on it since Sunday. It’s bad. I never should have even downloaded it… but I wanted a game to play on my phone. But whenever I have a spare moment to drift my attention, it goes to my Bakery. On my phone or on my iPad. Yep, I have two games going. It’s that addicting. Well, sort of. My iPad can’t connect to the internet everywhere but my phone can.
With my ADD, I’m surprised my brain hasn’t combusted yet. I’m pretty sure I’m still doing my news internship and my other part-time job as well as every social/friend night I can muster into my schedule. Plus all my Zumba and Pole Fitness classes. And I’m trying to work it out so I can check out different congregations around town on Sundays. Exploring my spirituality continues to be a work in progress… See? Always doing something!
It’s a mad-house. A fun and balanced mad-house, but a mad-house nonetheless.
And now? I’d like to sleep. Me poor bones (and eyelids) is ready to drop.
Oh! And who’s ready for the NBA draft tomorrow? This may be just me, but I’m curious to see where Jimmer Fredette goes. I don’t know why I’m so suddenly invested in which team chooses the former BYU player… *coughs*hellagoodhottie*coughs*
Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Kurious, My Awesome Internship, Open, Religion? What's that?, Try
Lately, something has been up with me and I’m not exactly sure why or how.
Strangely enough, I’ve had this strange urge to explore my spirituality. It’s weird for me because I think of myself as a firm believer in the theory of evolution and such like that. Other religions and their beliefs fascinate me and I like to learn them but I have never sought to actually pursue a religion. Not sure if I’m even doing that now… I’m just broadening my spiritual horizons. Discovering what it is I’m supposed to be doing in this world and what this world is in my life.
I kind of feel like a loon right now because this is so not like me. Can’t help but follow my gut on things though and my gut has been telling me to check it out for the couple weeks. Sooo… that’s what I’m doing. It’s pretty interesting though as I’m getting some opportunities to learn more about faith and such, so I’m not complaining.
Having Jupiter in Taurus will be a blessing to you. For the first time since the year 2000, you will have Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, setting up shop in your ninth house, which rules, among other things, long-distance and foreign travel, higher education, and the media. This house deals with the gathering in and dispersal of information, which is why college study, publishing, and broadcasting are included in this house.
Yep, that’s ringing pretty true right now (ABC 4 News internship anyone?)… but the next bit threw me because I thought my sudden interest in religion could be just a fluke.
I sometimes fail to mention another very important area in the ninth house that is also covered – philosophy and religion. (While another house, the twelfth house, rules pure belief, the ninth house rules the dogma that forms the underpinnings of religions.) This is the area of the chart where we ask, “Why was I born?” “What contribution can I make to the world?” and other mysteries of life. Taking courses in philosophy and religion will also be favored in the coming year. Another excellent manifestation to this trend would going on an important religious retreat to pray and meditate. Your spirituality will be greatly expanded, and you may find answers to questions you’ve often pondered and that satisfy your inner yearnings.
Say what?! The bold part in particular is a lot of what has been going on in my mind lately. It’s no fluke… it was set in my stars. And yes, I like to follow this kind of stuff because I’m also a believer that things happen for a reason and that the universe plays a large role in that. So perhaps I will develop more beliefs with my newfound spiritual side? I’ll just have to enjoy the ride while/if I do!
Isn’t it funny how beliefs, religion and all that good stuff also seem to tie into the universe? I love being fascinated! =D
Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Good Things, My Awesome Internship, RaNdOm, Updates, Vegas!
My life is insanity right now. Remember my new awesome internship for the summer? And how I started last week?
What? You don’t remember this?! HOW COULD YOU??!!
I’m totally kidding. It is so rare a moment to relax let alone to blog since last week, so of course you don’t know this. Unless by chance you are a real-life friend of mine, then I apologize for not responding to text and FB messages. I read them but then I forget to respond because I’m never in a good place to respond (or the right mindset for that matter).
So! My internship… with ABC4 news. Pretty fantastic stuff so far in my opinion! I have only worked about 20 hours with them so far and I’ve already written/posted around 10 stories to their website, met most of the TV personalities and plenty of behind-the-scenes people, and tonight I got to run the teleprompter for most of the late night news. Yes, it’s fantastic. During my next shift, I’m so going off-site with a reporter. No one can stop me now!
In other news, tonight I met one of the editors with a wicked awesome name and it was uber fun to watch him do his job. I spent about two hours with him (nights tend to be slower), chit-chatting about editing and how life takes us in different directions while we mixed clips for the late night news. He thinks I’m cool… I gave him a good idea for the clip on Dancing with the Stars. And he gave me most of his Pink Lemonade Air Head. After which he said I had to blog about it. So this is me blogging about it! The Pink Lemonade Air Heads are awesome if you haven’t tried them. ;)
Along with my internship (which is part-time), I have also taken up a part-time job to rake in a little dough. I thought I was busy before I graduated college… but OH NO! I feel like I never stop now. For example: both today and Friday, I put in 12-14 hour workdays between my two jobs. I literally have to make plans with friends at least two days in advance or else it won’t happen. Like I said before, it’s been insanity!
But guess which insanity is happening this week too? Bloggers in Sin City! Oh my… I cannot wait! Leaving Wednesday and hopefully coming home Monday if not Sunday (since me needs some Daddy time too). Around 60 bloggers living it up in Vegas–it’s going to be crazy. I’m a little nervous but a lot excited. There better be some epic-ness going down. I can feel it in my bones! Been looking forward to this for a year!
I do feel bad that I haven’t had a lot of time to read other blogs lately, but I try to when I have a moment! I do my best to do comment-for-comment and then some, but sometimes things are a little crazy. I’ll get back to you all! Pinky swearsies!
I’m not sure if it’s a a no-filter thing between my brain and my mouth, but a lot of the time I’m shocked at what comes out from between my two smackers.
- Random jumbles of letters. Literally. Mostly vowels. But still. Occurs when I slip, trip, or am surprised/frightened by something.
- Reflex responses. Often rude, vulgar, or something that makes no sense whatsoever… but always honest. Raucous laughter fits this category.
- And my personal favorite–completely made up words.
Yep, I make up my own words. My personal favorite is frustricate. Can’t remember when it was born but it has stuck with me for at least a couple years. By my dictionary it means something along the lines of frustrated beyond all reason while trying to figure something out. Usually. Or I’m so frustrated that no one can extricate me from my frustration? I’m still trying to figure out how the “icated” popped itself in there. So it can be subject to change if I just want to say “I’m so frustricated!”
A lot of the time, my verbal creations can be a strange combination of words but other times (like frustricate and frindiculous), I try to say one thing but something comes out of my mouth that I happen to like better. It’s a better way to express how I feel, by not using a word that’s in Websters. Unfortunately no one else knows what I’m saying. As long I know, we’re all good right?
Like today… I was baffled for the first few hours I was awake because it simply didn’t feel like a Thursday. In fact, it didn’t really feel like any weekday. So I decided to call it Anonday on the spot in Italian… I’ve been thinking I need that word patented or copyrighted or something ever since. It’s a good one.
What is a word that is signature to you that you either made up or use so much that it is basically “your word”?
Filed under: A Little Me, ADD-ness, Disturbing!, Family, Friends, How Embarassing!, Laughs, Remembering
Wow… can you believe we are volume number fifteen of Saying Saturday! I’m sorry I don’t update more on it but with everything going on, I’m lucky to blog at all.
If you’ve missed previous Saying Saturdays and wish to see them, go here! =)
A 6-YO boy, Looch, was closing the gate that blocked off the kitchen from the rest of the house…
Me: Will you please let me through?
StepBro1: *whispers* Tell her she can’t pass.
Looch: You can’t pass!
Me: Well, if you don’t let me out… then I’ll have to pee on the floor.
Looch: *looks terrified as he opens the gate*
Me: Thank you…
*One minute later while I’m doing my biznez*
Looch: Mikael! Where are you?
Me: I’m in the bathroom, bud!
Looch: But I can’t see you.
Me: There’s a reason for that, you know?
Looch: Are you peeing in the bathroom?
Me: *unwillingly* Yes, Looch. I’m peeing.
Looch: Are you peeing on the floor?
Me: No, I’m not peeing on the floor.
*a few fingers start to creep under the door*
Looch: BUT I CAN’T SEE YOU!
Me: I’ll be right out!
What came out of my mouth shocked everyone… but most of all, me!
StepMom: Hey, the kids are here! Why don’t you turn on the Wii and play games?
Me: But… but…
Me: But the football game is on!
Discussing with my other step brother (let’s call him Duh, because he deserves a special name) why I was so cold and bundled in blankets on the couch while watching the football game…
Me: I’m always cold.
Duh: I got that too. It gets better and worse all the time.
Me: Mine is constant. It hasn’t gotten better in months!
Duh: Well, I’d try Mucinex. That seems to work for me.
Me: You do realize that I am cold and don’t have a cold, right?
Conversation with my brother about the new pokemon games coming out in spring!
Me: Pokemon’s coming out in March!
Bro: Another one?!
Me: Yep… it’s a new generation: Pokemon Black and White. I want Black!
Bro: Isn’t that racist?
My grandpa recently had spinal surgery and his responses to us were… entertaining, to say the least, when they finished with him and he was still pretty groggy.
Nurse: Do you know where you are?
Nurse: Where are you?
GPa: I’m right here!
Nurse: And where is here?
GPa: Oh, at the hospital.
Strange texts with the Gramps… (yes, he texts)
You remember, t’was the night b4 xmas and everyone was feeling Merry… so Mary got and left so everybody jumped for joy.
Me: Do you like your new bed?
GPa: Yep, big enough for two!
Me: Haha, well that’s good! What kind of bed is it?
GPa: It’s Dreimodinaltri quadrapedinal serry with a fringe on topa!
Me: … I have no idea what you just said.
GPa: don’t feel slept with.
Me: You don’t or the bed doesn’t?
GPa: But of course! … This late in the week…
Me: It’s relatively early in the week.
GPa: U think…
Me: Well, based on the calendar it is.
GPa: Well. I’m having spaghetti.
Guess who’s back? GLAM! Went to dinner with him and his BF the other night…
There was a cute waiter I couldn’t stop checking out…
Glam: *picking up his napkin-wrapped silverware* Listen, I’m gonna throw this and you go pick it up and do the “Bend and Snap” while you’re at it.
Me: Haha, no!
Glam: It works… I’m just saying. Just don’t hit him! Oh God!
Glam’s BF: I can’t babysit someone else. I can’t even babysit myself!
On using Botox to reduce sweating…
Glam: I used to sweat like a whore in church, I swear to God!
Glam’s BF: Ok… breathe! You’ve been talking nonstop for the past thirty minutes.
Glam: Well, someone has to be the life of the party!
Mom: So how are you doing, [Glam's BF]?
Glam’s BF: Doing good.
Glam: Now back to me! … Just kidding!
Hehe, yes… Glam really is just fabulous. Love him! Hopefully I’ll be able to scrape some lovely quotes from the Christmas holiday now…
Ta-ta! Have a lovely weekend!