1.29.2011

"Pie Shakes"


"Why do you think I keep hangin' out with you guys? I can be myself around you; I can be a dork." -Kevin C.

A friend can reach their hands into the
ocean you've sunk down in,
and pull you out for a night of shakes.



And even though you quietly slip back into the waves
when your night is just another diary page,
there will come a time when you won't feel so lost for air.
But, until then, here's a bitty secret...
You can still fly
when the water's over your head.


{ "Jar of Hearts" © Christina Perri}

{Image © Pixdaus}

1.22.2011

"Muddy Buddy Pizza Buddies"


"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart." 
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


It started with a pizza-making party 
and rapidly escalated into a
Muddy Buddy party,
Girl Talk party,
Quelf party,
and even a Reader's Theater party.


The magical game of Quelf
where you win by being ridiculous.


Gals and guys alike
gathered to play in our humble little Stratford apartment.


Kevin and I as conjoined twins
{the game made us do it}.


...The game also made me stuff its box
up my shirt, calling me, "Square Blouse".
The game called me that, yes.


Reader's Theater:
Kate as a southern boy with a lisp,
me as her younger sister,
and Kami as the throaty voice from the closet.


Oh, friends,
what would the weekends be like without you?

{♪ "The Song That Never Was" © Imogen Heap, remixed by Michael Campion}

1.18.2011

"Sugar Cookie Dates"


The boys in our ward stuffed their ties in a purse,
and asked the girls to choose one.
Whoever's tie you plucked out
was your date.
Clever, clever.
{We're doing the same thing with the girls' heels next time. Y'know, Cinderella.}


{Alex, Kevin, Doug, Ben, Paul <--my date}

So yesterday, it being Martin Luther King Day,
we had no school.
Perfect chance for a big ol' group date.


Kevin asked me to cut a Texas boot cookie for him,
which Doug kept trying to destroy.


But we managed to save it until the time of eating.


Walmart Smiley


Japanese Star


Sweet Kami
and her Pollock chocolate sugar cookie. 


Here's a little game:
10 Points of Awesome to whoever comes up with a good caption for this.

{ "Valentino" via Diane Birch}

1.17.2011

"Everytime"


You meet someone
and all at once, you're bewildered,
wondering how you lived before,
without them.
And then, they're gone.
And you must remember
how to flap your wings again.
Hope you like my recording.

Everytime by ashleyserena

Notice me
Take my hand
Why are we
Strangers when
Our love is strong
Why carry on without me?

Every time I try to fly
I fall without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And every time
I see you in my dreams
I see your face
It's haunting me
I guess I need you, baby

I make believe
That you are here
It's the only way
I see clear
What have I done?
You seem to move on easy

Every time I try to fly
I fall without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And every time
I see you in my dreams
I see your face
You're haunting me
I guess I need you, baby

I may have made it rain
Please forgive me
My weakness caused you pain
And this song's my sorry

At night I pray
That soon your face will fade away

Every time I try to fly
I fall without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And every time
I see you in my dreams
I see your face
You're haunting me
I guess I need you, baby


{MP3 Download Here}
{ "Everytime" originally recorded by Britney Spears}
{Image via WeHeartIt}

1.16.2011

"Potter Puppet Pals"


Friends came to share their company with us,
because Girl Talk is only fun when guys play too.




And on a whim, we decided to reenact the
famous Potter Puppet Pals,
to show our fandom love for them.



Being dorks weird special awesome is a lifestyle choice.
*Edit: For whatever reason, the outtakes are all blacked out. My apologies.

{Potter Puppet Pals sounds, music, ideas © Neil Cicierega}
{Stratford Supers © Kamille Dayley}

1.15.2011

"Hot Feet"

"The clever huntress always looks her best. 
You never know when big game might cross your path." -The Pink Bible


Danced until my feet screamed.
Twirled with my twittering roommates.
Swayed with a smiling boy.
Whirled the night away, forgetting.

{ "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love Again" via Ahmir ft. Chilla Jones, Mr. Meredith, Lil Crazd}
{Image via WeHeartIt}

1.11.2011

"Stratford Court"

"We all take different paths, but no matter where we go, 
we take a little of each other everywhere." -Tim McGraw

The lovely ladies of Stratford Court.
They work together, like a family.
Our ward's Family Home Evening was cancelled yesterday,
so we held it together,
with ice cream & old-school Star Trek.


We haven't known each other long,
but I already think of them as
my sisters.

{ "Overexposure" via Brand X Music}
{Image via WeHeartIt}

1.03.2011

"Hoppy Bunny Year"


I'm so clever, with my word puns.
Christmas, New Year's, my 22nd birthday.
It's been one continuous party
since I've been home.
And now, I'm moving back to college life.
Resolutions for this year?
♡ Hone my Japanese
♡ Meet new people
♡ Keep good relationships
♡ Eat more greens like a bunny



An unexpected turn has appeared in my path,
settling sorrow on my shoulders.
But the wonderful people in my life
are hoisting me out of the brambles,
helping me regain my step.
Thank you for reminding me that I have feet.
Bless you all, and hoppy bunny year!

{ "Starry-Eyed Surprise" via Paul Oakenfold}