Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A whole post dedicated to Harry Potter. Yes, I am that dorky

Today's post is supposed to be my favorite fictional books. I hate to disappoint, but my favorite fictional books are totally cliche. The Harry Potter series, hands down. They are so....magical! I read the first one in 9th grade, only because my English teacher let us choose that book for a book report, and I knew it would be super easy because it was a childrens book. Otherwise, I never would have picked it up. I instantly fell in love! I think each book gets better than the one before it, with the 7th book being my absolute favorite. I love the characters too. My favorite is Snape.

I love him because he is so loyal. Everyone always thinks he is such an evil person, but he isn't. I never gave up hope that he would turn out to be good, and I was right. It couldn't have been easy for him to sacrifice so much for the child of a man he strongly disliked and a woman he was in love with. I really just love him!!

Another one of my favorite characters is Neville. I like him because, although he can never seem to do anything right, he never gives up. He has a good heart and he would do anything for the greater good. He's pretty much awesome.

My friends and I decided to figure out which Harry Potter character we are most like, and I am a mix between Hermione and Hagrid. I am bossy (sometimes) and mom-like. I am always reminding my friends to do things, just like a mom haha. And Hermione totally has crazy hair like me!

I'm also very sensitive and emotional, and I love animals. That part of me is totally Hagrid. Anyways, I really love these books. I will be so sad when the movies are done, because I will have nothing Harry Potter to look forward to. If you haven't read them, you totally should!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nothing to fear but fear itself...yeah right...

Today my topic is supposed to be something I am OCD about. I'm not particularly OCD about anything that I can think of. I mostly just obsess about things I'm afraid of. The truth is, if I named everything I fear, you would think I'm crazy. But, I'm not ashamed, I will tell you anyways! I have really strange fears. I can't go in the ocean, for many reasons. My friends tease me that I should write a book called 101 Things to be Afraid of in the Ocean. It freaks me out that you can't see anything underneath you, there could be sharks, fish that bite, evil mermaids. Who knows! And even if you go scuba diving and can see what is under the surface, that is freaky on it's own because I'm way to claustrophobic for that. Or what if you're swimming, and the current takes you so far out that nobody sees you and you can't swim back. And did you know that you can get diseases from the sand?! Oh my, it scares me. My friend Jenny says that I get all my fears from movies that I've the big headed guy in the Hills Have Eyes, or Michael Myers from Halloween. Or there's some movies where they are in outer space and one of the astronauts takes his helmet off in space and his head freezes. I'm scared of that happening. Yes, I understand that is something I will probably never have to worry about, but I still do! haha I'm afraid of any type of creepy crawly bug too. I can't kill them, it makes me feel bad. So if I see one I have to trap it and put it outside before I can concentrate on anything else. One time, there was a CENTIPEDE!! on my bedroom wall. It was very scary...shudder... Another thing that freaks me out is the sound of my own heartbeat. I had this thing happen a few years ago where my heart randomly started beating really fast, and I had to go to the hospital. When I got there my heart rate was 250 beats a minute for some unexplained reason. Ever since then, if I hear the sound of a heartbeat, especially my own, it gives me major anxiety! See, I told you I'm crazy :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Somewhat recent

My blog post today is supposed to be a recent picture of me. I don't have any from the past couple of months, so this is good enough I suppose. This is a picture of me and two of my best friends, Whitney and Jenny. This was at the 30 Seconds to Mars concert that was the day after my college graduation. It was a great weekend!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blast from the Past

Day 10 of my blogging challenge is supposed to be a picture taken of me over 10 years ago. I don't have a scanner, and even if I did I wouldn't know how to work it, so I took pictures of some old pictures. Yeah, I'm that high tech. I couldn't pick just one so here are a couple for you to point and laugh at :)

I was 2 or 3 years old in this picture. See how blonde I used to be??

Look at that rockin hair!

Go Utes!!

I should probably be embarrassed by this picture, but instead I am proud of my tan. And, I love my animals!

These are my best friends from elementary school. Jill, Molly, and Elise.

Some of my best friends from Junior High. Camie, Brittany, and Cara

My best friend from high school, Kimi. This was taken at the warped tour.

Monday, April 4, 2011

A photo I took

This is the Empire State Building. I took this picture on our road trip to New York in 2007. One of my favorite cities in the world. I <3 NY

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Photo that makes me Happy

Ok so, I'm not gonna lie. Sometimes I'm really good at sticking with my goals, and sometimes I'm really bad about it. Blogging...I'm bad at that. BUT, I'm still gonna try!! So here is a photo that makes me happy. I like it because, like a lot of girls, I am a hopeless romantic at times. This photo just oozes feel goods like love, happiness, and excitement. It's called "V-J Day in Times Square." It was taken in 1945 by a photographer for Life magazine. It happened right after President Truman announced the end of the war on Japan. The sailor and the woman didn't know each other, it was a spontaneous event. The identities of both parties have never been figured out, although a few people have come forward claiming to be the people in the photograph. There is even a huge statue in San Diego that is a replica of the photo. Anyways, I just think it's adorable :)