Thursday, October 30, 2008

...

i got the job.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

enjoy.

There have been so many blogworthy occurrences today, i couldn't let another minute go by without spewing my thoughts on the events of day. So...we'll go in chronological order.

It all started this morning when i was eating my muffin that had been sitting on my desk at work for 3 days (don't worry, it was in a ziploc bag...safe from the elements) and i said, "did you know that there's actually a name for just the top of the muffin?" to which my coworker (shout out laura) replied, ".....Muffin Top?". From there the conversation went downhill as we discussed the unfortunate occurence of muffin topping as seen here. Do you see the resemblence? I have seen my fair share of this in my lifetime...and i always ask myself..."do they not realize this is happening?" i mean....it seems like it'd be rather obvious. Granted i have been cursed with love handles that sometimes get out of control....but at least i cover them up. I plead with all of you to make sure you never "muffin top" it is nasty and unnecessary. buy a bigger shirt if you must.

Next blogworthy item of business: At work i sit next to a huge wall of windows. The windows are treated w/ that stuff so that it's harder to see into them than it is to see out of them, creating a mirror effect. My desk happens to be located right by the big porch which leads to the entrance of my building. Because of this, people are constantly looking at themselves in the "mirror" and don't realize i'm right behind it....much like a two way mirror. We've seen our share of people taking a second glance at themselves, couples making out, cleaning one's braces etc. but today i witnessed something that i NEVER want to see again. There was a couple (see picture...) canoodling and all of a sudden i see her reach up and POP his NECK ZIT....it get's better. she WIPES the DISCHARGE of the zit ONTO HIS SWEATER. i about died...and my muffin from earlier almost made an appearance on my desk again. She continued 'grooming' him for the next 5 minutes. Popping zits here, flicking off hair there, licking her finger and slicking his hair...i mean...nasty crap. If i ever get married, i will NEVER let my lover touch my imperfections....especially in public. sick.

Third blogworthy item: Ever since i have worked in the office there have been beenie baby like fish laying around at the Full-Time employees desk. The inspiration comes from "pikes fish market" in seattle washington where they came up with a method to a positive work environment that we try to utilize in our office: "Play, Make their Day, Be There, Choose Your Attitude"....so...today i was able to choose my own lil' fish. I was more excited than i probably should have been.... there were many colors of fish to choose from, and in varying sizes... i of course picked the scrawny runt of the fish litter. My coworker (shout out ashley cooper) asked what i was going to name it...i had no idea... she suggested "Norville"...but i heard "Nordle"...so, everyone.... meet "Nordle"






Final Blogworthy moment: Stopped by sonic for lunch today....as we were walking into sonic i look over and a guy is in his car, eating his tots, shirtless, just chillin. all alone. And i thought to myself.... a) it's chilly in utah right now, put a shirt on. b).....there was no B. i was just confused. but he seemed happy with this tots and lack of shirt..so good for him. Just so you although i love sonic tots, i will never eat them shirtless all alone in the sonic parking lot. I find it trashy, and strange.

interview tonight. let the sweaty palms begin.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

confession.

i love seeing famous people....and i feel slightly like a stalker. Here's why:

So today for TLFL (Tuesday Lunch for Life...a tradition that my friends from high school and I have started...eating out during devotional each week :)) we went to Zupas (one of my favorite places to eat) and my dear friend Marianne White (whom i've known since i was 4, and love) said "Hey, It's the girl from 'The Next Food Network Star"" so of course i look, and instantly become enthralled in her life at Zupas. Indeed it was Kelsey from this last season, whom i watched because she went to BYU etc. etc. so i kinda watched the show because of her. All of a sudden I'm star struck...and of course take a creepy stalker photo of her...because that's what i do best. Granted it's only the back of her, but i promise you...it was her.
Anyways, this got me thinking...and i realized that i seriously have a fascination with being in the presence of people who have at some point had fame in the entertainment world. I've recently had the chance to meet, even just briefly, some amazing actors/actresses from musicals and such...and it's such a rush for me. And for some reason i turn into a different person around them...i'm not the typical shy little mikey, i have no problem walking up to them and being like "hey, i like your stuff!"....and they usaully fall in love with me right then. (or hate the fact that they have to deal with another annoying fan...) But there's nothing like being able to say "i've met them"....and i do my best to not seem like a stalker. but i've realized that i kind of am. but not a creepo one...a nice one. So to all of those famous people out there who read my blog, because i know there are many of you, i promise i'll be a nice stalker when i have the chance to run into you in a public place. And if you would be so kind as to pose for a picture with me, i'd greatly appreciate it. And to those of you who are famous who i've already met....sorry if i creeped you out. i mostly am just envious of your talent/money.


Anyways.... i have a second interview with Banana tomorrow. I guess i was hot enough to actually be considered for a job there, so they wanna get to know me a little more and hopefully hire me. So we'll see about that. I don't necessarily want a second job, but i want the money that a second job will bring me...so that i can pursue my goals and move on in life. Which would be lovely.

Lame post. sorry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I lied.

please read the "happiness." entry before reading this one. thanks.




Remember when i said i had no other news? i lied. I applied for a second job so that i can save some moneys.... and i have a group interview Saturday at Banana Republic. I'm excited, yet nervous. Mostly because i've never done a group interview.... if anyone out there has done one and has some advice for me...i'd greatly appreciate it. i want to work at this place so i have an excuse to buy their marvelous clothing. the end.

i lied. again. it's not the end.

in order to look HOT for my interview, my friend/relative Chelsea Neiger will be dying (is that the right form of that word?) hair tomorrow...a little excited about it. i may or may not post pictures, but just know...im excited. and wish me luck.

happiness.


So, while I had the TV on during the new episode of "The Hills" this week...(wasn't really paying attention cause it kind of bores me now to be quite honest...too much fake drama in one half-hour) they commented on how there will be a spin-off called "The City" starring none other than my favorite cast member of "The Hills" Ms. Whitney Port (pictured here..). I need to meet this girl. I really think we're soulmates...and i'm not just saying that casually....i really think we were meant to be together. This was first made known to me when, instead of saying "what the freak" (mormon version) she said the letters "W-T-F"..... i mean....... are we not just a match made in heaven? So... will someone out there please hook a brother up? anyways, i love her. her personality makes me laugh/smile on frequent occasion.

in other news............................oh wait, there is no other news. my life is boring. TTFN!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

dreams....and other things.


Alright, so i just woke up from one of the most profound dreams i've had in a while..and everyone will laugh when they read about it...but i loved it. i seemed so smart. here's the scenario:


i was on the MTV show "Real World" (my dream/secret ambition in life) and we had to travel to do this promo shot for "The Amazing Race" (another ambition) where we were the ones to hand them the next clue or whatever. The producers had also asked some past cast members of the "Real World" to be there...and one of them happened to be Julie Stoffer (sp?) the mormon chick who made a mockery of herself and the church on TV. SO...we're flying over a big grassy area in a flying ship (that's where the dream part kicks in) and as we fly over Julie I yell "Hey! Julie! i'm from Orem Utah!!" and she gives me this look like she's about to kill me and says "Orem Utah is Full of apostates and sinners and liars!!!".........................yeah. don't really get where that came from but anyways, this sparked in my dream brain the idea to go talk to her about her life etc. and maybe bring up some aspects of the gospel, and bring her "back into the fold"....so not like me but whatever...it's a dream...anything can happen right? SO eventually we get in the same room (after our ship had a malfunction and i had to jump out the window to escape and almost fell off a cliff into the ocean) and i start talking to her about life and stuff...Somehow the topic of Jesus Christ comes up and she says "If he loves me then why do i feel so angry and sad after i get drunk"...actually she's kind of yelling this and being dramatic along with saying some other obscene things. (hence the reason she was on Real World in the first place) and when i finally have a moment to say my thoughts, and she's calmed down i say something that is so simple and probably everyone has thought before so it's not that profound, but for me...it kind of was. I said "you know what julie? Jesus Christ has felt all the pain in the world. He knows what it feels like to be you. And isn't that the best thing to have? A friend who knows exactly what you've been through and are going through? someone you can turn to? He's not there to make all your pain go away... we're here to have trials, and to feel as our He has at times, to experience this mortal life. We are the ones who have to figure out how to stop our own anger and our own pain, but Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will be with us every step of the way, with a shoulder to cry on when our own decisions make us unhappy. If drinking is making you unhappy then stop!"....basically that's the extent of my dream. I woke up and had to write it down so, what better way to do that than in blog format? anyways....so like i said, not THAT profound but in it's simplicity it made sense to me and made me feel better about some things in my life.

In other news..... Kelsey and Mare were throwing a little birthday bash for our friend Zac Efron who turned 21 yesterday. (i told people who asked what i was doing that i was going to a birthday party for a friend. ha!) I mean, i'm not the biggest Zac Efron fan in the world...but it was something to do. We watched Highschool Musicals 1 & 2....not the biggest fan of those either, would've much rather watched hairspray BUT it wasn't my party, so i can't complain. A fun night was had by all. here's some pics.


kels!!!


The man himself....and Zac Efron


Mare!!!


Loges!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

and the winner is.....

LEANNE MARSHALL!




It was a great season finale of project runway last night. The top 3 designers all had very different styles, crazy psycho eclectic girl: Kenley, African princess: Korto, and chic/modern/classy: Leanne. Kenley was the beast of the season, and Korto had the best personality in my opinion...but i feel Leanne deserved to win. Her clothes always seemed to be very well made and her style seems to be fairly fresh and new. my favorites from her final collection are as follows:


although the other designers did have some pretty cool looks too...

my favorite of Korto's:





Favorite of Kenley's:





anyways. i love this show. can't wait for next season...but until then: Top Chef...here i come.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

give me your thoughts...

i've been considering starting another blog...more of a "themed" blog of which i only talk about a certain topic.... here are some options i have:

1) crazy people i see on campus everyday and my thoughts regarding them
2) men's fashion
3) reality tv shows
4) picture of the day
5) favorite facebook news feeds.

i am completely open to other suggestions.... so please. PLEASE give me your thoughts, impressions, feelings, etc.

R.I.P

"The Rachel Zoe Project"






I had to say goodbye to my best friends last night-- Rachel, Brad, and Taylor. I've come to love these people in the few short weeks i've been able to get a glimpse into their life through the wonderful invention entitled "The Television". These people are insane, and that's why i love them. Taylor is the meanest beast i've ever seen, but she has a soft side. Brad has a sense of humor similar to that of my own, and impecable style. Rachel, while extremely over the top, is extremely down to earth and genuinely nice. the best rachel moment of the season was last night, where after brad had screwed up royally (he forgot to leave rachel a 'kit' with a client which included but was not limited to: thongs, heel pads, nipple covers etc) taylor was a beast to him about it, and rachel was pretty upset, so brad completely breaks down and says he can't do it anymore blah blah blah, he's bawling in rachels room and she goes "it's ok brad. it's just clothes. we can overcome this" haha....just thought it was funny. anyways, love these people. look forward to seeing them soon. Until then, i'll continue to use their catch phrases...which i love. I die.

The project runway finale is tonight, and i'm sad...but also excited. more to come.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Out of the closet...

(disclaimer...extremely long. brace yourself)

...and under those magical Golden Arches, aka MCDONALDS!!!

i'm totally loving it....so it's no secret anymore. I was once a closet lover of this oldschool/ghetto/trashy lil' place...but i'm not afraid to admit it anymore. I love myself some Mickey-Dee's. For all you haters out there.... when was the last time you made a visit to this little slice of heaven on earth? .... exactly. at least 3 years ago...trust me. alot has improved since then. I was reminded of this as i drove cross-country this past weekend (ok...across 3 states) and I was in dire need of some nourishment, when what do i see? but those Bright, Glowing, Magical Golden Arches of love. But my secret love story doesn't start here.... it starts about a year ago in a little place known as Laie H
awaii....... ***Insert saved by the bell dream transition here*** ...... Living in Hawaii to go to school for a term was an interesting experience to say the least. Living off cafeteria food is not something i would suggest for anyone..... (especially after working there and seeing a dead rat on the floor...but that's another story) SO while Laie doesn't have many food options, it does have one that may have saved my life. you guessed it. McDonalds. As i ventured there one day in order to escape the world of cafeteria food, i thought to myself... "i never really liked this place...except for maybe the big macs and that divine orange Hi-C drink" so i decided to be brave and branch out of my one true comfort at this place. I ordered the chicken nuggets. Having been a fanatic of wendy's chicken nuggets, i felt a little rebelious and disloyal..(is that a word? you get the point) But as i bit into this tasty little nugget, i fell in love. Not only with the nugget itself, but the sweet and sour sauce brought joy to my soul. the combination of the two (and ranch dressing of course) was a match made in heaven. Since then i have discovered other wonderful things on this formerly ghetto/white trash menu....including but not limited to the AMAZING double cheeseburger for only $1.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can you freaking believe it? i mean......... how can you get better than that? ever since then.... it's been a match made in heaven. However, i tend to only go there when i need a fix, mostly because i don't want anyone i know to see me there. you know how that goes. So, I'm curious....what are you're closet loves? watching 7th heaven marathons? the taste of your own earwax? let me know. On another note, like mentioned above i just got back from a little trip i took to Vegas and California. I had purchased tickets to see some shows that i was really excited to see, so i took my lovely 1994 isuzu rodeo on a little jaunt to fulfil my show cravings. (yes, i get these often..i'm kind of a live theater junkie) Stopped in Vegas to see the wonderfully talented Linda Eder. Can't get much better than this woman. I've blogged about her before.... here's a little Vid i took of her singing "Man of La Mancha" typically sung by a man...but her version is unbeatable. Had great seats, and was able to be with my good friend Luke and some of his friends. had alot of fun.



Next stop was California. Left vegas around 6 am so as to arrive in Cali in enough time to spend time at Disneyland. Definitely one of my favorite places on this planet. I arrived in Cali in time, met up with my sister Malissa and her friend, and then headed down to meet the one and only Mark Morrell. A man i am proud to call my brother. ANYWAYS. so disneyland is all decked out in their halloween decorations and such. That's mostly the reason i wanted to go there...and to ride TOTs of course (for those of you who don't speak my lingo...that's Tower of Terror) Here are some pics from Disney.



So, after a fun day at disneyland we planned to meet up with mark and his friend kaylinn for dinner up in LA. They were going to wicked that night and I had tickets to see the new musical "9 to 5" based on the 80's movie. I had heard clips of music from this new show that is premiering in LA before going to broadway and i knew i HAD to see it. all the music was written by Dolly Parton so i was very excited. After eating dinner with mark and kaylinn, Malissa, her friend, and I headed to see 9 to 5. One thing led to another and we got there late....i missed the whole first song and was...well...really upset. BUT nonetheless the show was seriously AMAZING. The cast included 2 former Wicked leads, Megan Hilty and Stephanie J Block, and the insanely talented Allison Janney. ("Devil child! Devil child!) The music was amazing, and the set was like nothing i had ever seen. It was all just great. I would be surprised if it didn't win some Tony awards this upcoming year. I encourage any and all to see it if they have the chance...and if not, just go watch some of the videos on YouTube.


The next morning (Sunday) Got up, Got Ready, had breakfast and headed to see Wicked. Before the show we stopped to get some PinkBerry frozen yogurt. Never had this before, but had heard alot about it...and let me tell you..... pretty much amazing. like most other things in this blog. here's a pic. be jealous, and salivate all you want. So delish.



anyways...This was my 3rd time seeing Wicked. I was excited to see it cause i really liked the girl that is playing Elphaba in LA right now, and couldn't wait to see her...only to arrive at the theater and find out that it wouldn't be her, but her understudy for that performance. So i was originally a little disappointed....but the understudy did not let me down at all. She was amazing as well. That show never ceases to amaze me, no matter who is playing the lead. I decided that that means that it's a quality musical. That it doesn't matter who is playing what part, it is always amazing to me. Gives me chills no matter what. so yeah. loved it. Also, my friend casey informed me that my favorite glinda/elphaba will be closing the show in LA in the upcoming months...SOOOO i'll be going back. If anyone wants to join me.... let me know and we can make arrangements. can't wait. Later that night, i headed to mark's apartment to spend the night there, get some sleep, so that i could then drive all the way back to Utah the following day. So it was good to see my sibs, (siblings) and it was amazing to see those shows...i seriously would see a show a day if i had the money. But i must say, driving 10 hours all alone...... not my favorite. It was nice for the first 6 or 7 hours just clear my head and think about life and all of the things going on... but i must say...those last 3 hours driving from Cedar City to Provo seemed to take at least 5 days. But i survived. I made it. I'm a big boy now. the end.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

love.

"Never let a problem to be solved be more important than a person to be loved" - President Monson.



A friend of mine (shout-out Deanna) informed me of this quote from this past conference. To be quite frank, i was kind of out of it this conference and not very intent on listening to the speakers. I had my own "problems" that were taking over my mind...and now i wished i had taken a few minutes in my day to listen to some more guidance. I find this quote rather simple.... yet it encompasses my entire outlook on life. I want to be the type of person who will drop everything i'm doing in order to show love to someone. Whether it be someone i know, or a complete stranger. Someone i hate, or someone i completely adore. I realized today that i am a very important yet insignificant piece of this large universe...and the times i have been happiest is when i have been showing love to others. Looking back at this past week, i have definitely been more focused on myself than on others. More focused on my own problems than that of my dearest & closest friends. More concerned with myself than with the well being of those around me. Thinking that my own problems were enough to take me down a spiral of depressing thoughts. feeling worthless. But my problems are nothing in comparison to those around me whom i would give my life for. People i should have been loving instead of taking care of my own problems. People who appear to be fine, but on the inside are everything but. I have since realized that nothing in this world is more important than love. If there is one thing we can do to truly become more like our heavenly father, it is to show love to everyone around us no matter what their situation may appear to be. Someone will always have it worse than we do...we just have to open our eyes to it. I know that God loves us regardless of our situation. Even when we feel no one else does... God does. I am far from perfect, and don't claim to be. I have issues just like everyone else... but I feel i have been the recipient of this kind of love, both from my Heavenly Father and from my closest friends, and that love is what has kept me here on this earth. I am sincerely grateful to all of you. So to those of you whom i have glanced over because i was so focused on my own problems...i truly apologize. I hope you know that I love you more than I love myself, and I will gladly throw my own problems aside so as to make you feel my love.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

my twin.

so.... i've been told that i am Brad Goreski's twin (from my favorite show the rachel zoe project)...and i have to almost completely agree. it's scary. if you've seen the show, let me know if you agree.
Honestly i can't help but laugh when this guy starts to talk. if only i really were his twin and he could give me all his money. that would be nice. the end.