Friday, September 17, 2010

You may have noticed....

So.... you may have noticed that I am not blogging as much as I have in the past.... yes, you are quite used to getting multiple blogs a day, thinking to yourself, "This girl is a blogging goddess!!"

Well guess what, dear readers? Summer is over... stresses are back, school is in action, I have to work AND have a social life. Blogging is getting HARD... sigh.

so I promise that I will still try to blog every once and while... but not as much as I used to. ESPECIALLY this next couple weeks while midterms roll around... all that you can really expect me to do then is have my nose burried in a book (either I am studying or I have fallen asleep while studying... you would be surprised to see the drool marks in my text books)

Sigh. I feel like my blogging life is beginning to come towards an end... is that sad? I just don't have the time to draw the pictures. :/

So maybe I will post a few pictures because I am lazy... let's see...

(this is me in an intimate relationship with a sweet potato fry from GURUS. Lets just say things didn't end well for the fry.)

*my owl ring that look so amazing in this picture just UP AND BROKE on me. I am so very sad.

(This is me about to go 70's dancing with Kate... I am provocatively lifting up my dress... ooooh sooo sexy...)

Enough blogging! I'm tired, I need to sleep.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CHALLENGE?? I accept!

So there is a challenge going around the blogging world to answer these 8 questions... and I am never one to turn down a challenge. So here I go, answering these 8 questions. LET'S BEGIN.

1. If you could have any super power, what would you have, and why?

Well, this one is easy. I would want to be able to read other people's minds. I know that that sounds snoopy, but I have always wondered what people think about me... and I like knowing how people think... huh, maybe that is why I am a psychology major...

But seriously... I have struggled with insecurity my whole life. And I was always assuming that people were thinking the worst of me... so I figured that if I was able to read people's minds, that either my fears would be confirmed, or I would find out that they were thinking less horrible thoughts about me, which would be better.

Plus I think it would be funny to catch people thinking naughty thoughts and call them on it. MWAHAHAHAHA. AND I would be able to confirm that every-seven-seconds-guy-thing.

2. What is your style icon?

hahaha I honestly and truly have no sense of style... I just look in my closet and pick a shirt, and then pick some pants to go with it. Occasionally I try to pick out something cute that I think would look cute together... but then I end up not having the nerve to wear it and then go out in a t-shirt and jeans. MEH.

But honestly, I love weird style... I love being intrigued by people's clothing... I love weird dresses... which I just bought a green dress that is SUPER baggy, except for where a belt cinches it around the waist... I seriously want to wear that dress for the rest of my life. :)

3. what is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote would have to be from scrubs... "Nothing in this world worth having comes easy." I just love this quote, because I think a lot of the time we, as people, think to ourselves, "What is going to be the easiest way to achieve this?" and so when we realize how hard it is to, lets say, get a degree, or become a brain surgeon, we back down and choose something relatively easier.

Also, I think about my religion a lot when it comes to this quote. It isn't easy being LDS. You have so many guidelines in your life to follow... don't drink, don't have sex, no drugs, pay tithing... that sometimes it seems like it is just too impossible to obey it all. And that is why I think a lot of my loved ones don't follow it anymore... not because they think that it isn't true, but just because it is so much easier not following it. It's so much easier to go with the crowd and have "fun." They take the easy way out. But honestly, when you think of the big picture -- of being with your family and the ones you care about for all eternity in exaltation -- doesn't that make it seem worth it to you? Because when it all comes down to it, nothing in this world brings me greater happiness than my family. And to think that I could be with them for the rest of forever if I only can follow certain guidelines here on earth... well then, heck yes I am going to do them. And I know it isn't going to be easy... but it is certainly going to be worth it.

4. What is the greatest compliment you have ever recieved?

know that throughout my life, people have said things to me that really have touched me... and its sad that I can't just remember them off of the top of my head. One of them was just recent... my friend Bri sent me a text saying "I miss you so much! Its funny, me and Ashley were just saying 'the whole world is depressed... well, except for Kara.'"

My mom is probably the biggest giver of compliments in the whole world... she does it indirectly too. My aunt told me about a time that my mom sent her an email about all of her kids, and what they were up to, and my mom's concern and love for them all. Each of the kids had one or two paragraphs about them. But when my mom got to me, (I'm the youngest, so I'm at the bottom of the list) all she said was "And Kara.... all is well, all is well."

5. What playlist/CD is in your player/Ipod right now?

Mindy Gledhill, anchor. Love that CD!

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

Honestly, I am a bit of both... I hate getting up in the morning, but I am always happy in the mornings... I get on peoples nerves, because once I am up, I am super cheery... but at the same time, I love staying up late, as long as I am not too tired doing it. I love going out and having fun late at night... I love the night hours more than any other time during the day. So ya...

7. Do you prefer cats or dogs?

This one is easy. My mom and dad used to breed dogs (labs... :) ) and so I grew up with puppies around me all the time. And even though they also give me hives and make me sneeze, I would play with puppies my whole life if I could. They seriously make me so happy. When they are just a week old and their eyes are still shut... so I pick them up all blow in all of their noses so they will remember me by my scent... to when they are a few weeks old and are just learning to walk... you put them on the grass and they get super happy! To when they get about 6 weeks old and learn how to run and chase you and bite your toes... so you just run around and around the yard until you finally fall down and the 8 puppies swarm on top of you and start licking you all over. I love dogs. :)

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

haha I honestly don't know, I was just trying to think of something quickly while I was setting up my blog... I honestly never really talk about my town, but I thought it was a nice title. And I do think that who I am was definitely influenced by where I grew up. So ya.

WABAAM! Well, I totally dominated that challenge... and now I extend it to you. GO FORTH AND ANSWER!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Honestly??? I think this is the lest productive I have ever been. I need to freaking do homework and practice the guitar and clean my piggy room... but I cannot for the life of me get off of the couch. This is pitiful... GAH

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE LOOKED LIKE FOR THE LAST THREE HOURS!!! (minus the deformed looking hands)

Ok, super short blog post, but know that I am going to leave the blogging world to go and do more productive things. I promise an awesome post very soon. :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wow.. this officially rocks

Got my first ever gig... that's right, a gig where I play piano and guitar and sing for a club called "Muse."

How did this happen, you ask? Well I happened to go shopping with my two friends Nancy and Kate today, (in which we drove my little car Floyd... he only died twice, thanks to Kate's awesome driving abilities...) Anyways, I was in Pac Sun looking for (and finding) and awesome back pack because my shoulder has been hurting lately because I just have a one shoulder backpack... and when you have to walk miles a day with a 50 pound bag, it hurts a little. But I got a back pack with TWO straps, so my shoulders are going to be very happy...

ANYWAYS... I ran into this kid Richard that I went with a date on last semester. We started talking, and he invited me to a showing of his band in a place called "Muse" tonight at 8. So I told him that I would think about going... well, I ended up going with Kate (we got all dressed up in our new dresses that we purchased at the mall that day.) His band was pretty legit, and then me and Kate left.

As we were walking out, we saw a big sign for when people could sing. So I looked and saw that Monday's was open mike night! So Kate encouraged me to go back inside and ask the manager if I could sing on open mike night...

So I went back into the club, and Kate found the manager for me. We started talking about open mike night, and he told me I could totally do it. (At this point I am really excited to be playing and singing two songs, so I'm ecstatic.)

BUT THEN, he says to me, "Actually, would you be willing to play for us this Thursday for acoustic night? You would play for half an hour, sometime between 8-10... probably around 8:30. " So I of course said yes.... SO FREAKING EXCITED.

*also, I don't have to pay anything to do this.. in fact, if I get enough people to come, I get some money out of it. Not that I am doing it for the money at all... I am just excited to be doing something musical!

Anyways, this day has been super legit. So please, please please please come and see me sing next Thursday at the MUSE in Provo UT. Its 145 North University avenue... its only 5 dollars, and it would mean SO MUCH to me if you came.