Sunday, March 29, 2009

Here's what NOT to do:

50 Ways To Make Yourself Miserable

  1. Compare yourself frequently with others.
  2. Belittle yourself.
  3. Don’t believe in dreams, you think dreams only happen when you are sleeping.
  4. Say yes to everybody and everything.
  5. Work in a job you hate.
  6. Complain about everything.
  7. Complain about everything to your friends.
  8. Suspicious of everything.
  9. Counting your troubles.
  10. Harbor negative thoughts.
  11. Trying to please everyone and let everyone walk all over you.
  12. Constantly think about the past.
  13. Constantly think about the future.
  14. Focusing on what you lack.
  15. Focusing on what you don’t want.
  16. Need others to validate you constantly.
  17. Think of everything that can possibly go wrong in your life.
  18. Being jealous easily.
  19. Always envy others and never grateful of what you have instead.
  20. Imitating others due to lack of self confidence.
  21. Lacking self esteem and cause others to dislike you.
  22. Think the world revolves around you.
  23. Constantly judging others.
  24. Absorbing all the bad news in the papers.
  25. Junk food is your best companion.
  26. Exercise is your worst enemy.
  27. Think that things can only go your way.
  28. Do not accept others opinion.
  29. Lack of sleep.
  30. Lack of goals.
  31. Worry consistently about the sky is falling.
  32. Plan but never take action.
  33. Fail to plan.
  34. Feel that people around you are all jerks.
  35. Thinking there is no purpose in living.
  36. Being the “If Man”. If my father is the president, then I will be successful. If ____ then I will be _____. (fill in the blanks)
  37. Lottery is the only way to success.
  38. Try to control everything that you can’t control.
  39. Expect to be appreciated.
  40. Expect others to be grateful to you.
  41. You will not forget about criticism.
  42. Hate people around you to be successful.
  43. Shirk responsibilities.
  44. Receive and never give.
  45. Do things that are easy.
  46. Overwork.
  47. Never forgive.
  48. Never give your best effort in things you do.
  49. Perfectionism.
  50. Choosing to be miserable.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where to begin?

Well, I'm officially 18 now. My parents have successfully raised three children. :]

This last week has been one I will never forget. Stephanie and I left on Sunday for Spokane to see my other best friend Kurtis. It was a loonnnng 8 hour drive, and we had all sorts of weather from sunny, to foggy, to rainy. But, we made it there safely. The trip was way too extensive to post all in one blog so I'll just start with the actual trip there. We left at a little after 10am because we had to take Steph's car to the tire place, because we (luckily) found out that she had a flat tire. We stopped in Dell Montana, Missoula Montana, and finally made it to Spokane. We had a lot of laughs and junk food on the way. Haha. Here is a video that pretty much sums up the trip:


video

Monday, March 16, 2009

Aisha's First Haircut

I'm a little late posting this, but Aisha got her first haircut last... Thursday or Friday... It's been a long week. Haha. Ryan called me earlier last week and asked me if I would give Aisha her first haircut. Of course I said yes!
Anyways, She was really excited about it BEFORE we actually started cutting her hair. Once we sat her down in the chair, she wasn't so excited. Ryan had to sit next to her the whole time, but luckily, no tears fell, just hair.
She was really well-behaved and we got those pesky bangs out of her eyes, and a few locks for her mom's scrapbook. Here's some pictures from the experience.

Before the Haircut


Unsure about how she feels with those scissors so close to her eyes


Didn't want to let me to get that last piece



Look at that face. :(

A little smile... Finally!


At the end of the haircut, I've decided Aisha is like her Aunt and doesn't like getting her pretty long hair cut. But she's still just as beautiful before, and now she doesn't have long bangs in her eyes.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Because there is nothing going on tonight.

Today has turned out to be pretty boring.

Today at school I had some pretty grumpy and rude clients, so that kinda got me in a downer mood. And the day was going incredibly slow anyways, so that didn't help. Oh well.

I leave for Spokane in 11 days, and I must say, I'm pretty excited about that. :] Also, I turn 18 in 15 days. I am also very excited about that. Haha. I'll be and 'adult,' or something like that.

I got my federal tax return and it was $117. Half of that will be going to savings and half to my birthday trip. I hope I get that much back from state... or more. I'm not picky... haha.

Anyways... Nothing too exciting has happened since my last post... so... yeah.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girl's Night.

Well, tonight some of us girls at Vogue decided to have a girl's night of laser tag. We did our hair in big crazy hair-dos. Mine was in a mohawk. Haha. It was way fun. I came in third place overall, but my team (Paige and Karri, the pink team) lost miserably to Whitney and Candy's team (the green team). Haha. I don't even want to tell you the score. Haha. Anyways, here are some pictures from the night. :]


My Hair

Whitney's Hair

Paige and I

Whitney

Candy

Karri

Paige

Whitney and I

Whitney. NO ALIENS


Neon Natalie

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A quote I think all teenagers could learn from.


"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."

- Jim Jarmusch


I think a lot of the younger generation is having a hard time figuring out who they are and what is really important in life. We are all trying to create an identity; we are all trying to figure out what we believe, how we are going to live and what choices we we want to make. I think right now is harder than it's ever been for younger people. We are more aware of what is going on in the world around us and it's scary. The economy, war, etc. There have been a lot of changes in the world and I think we all just want to know that everything is going to be okay. I know that I wish I could see what the future is going to bring, but I can't. I just have to live my life the way I think is best for me and hope that everything works out okay. I know who I am, and I know what I believe. I think we all need to stop worrying about what everyone around us is doing and worry about ourselves. It's just like our teachers tell us, I don't want to know what your neighbor knows, I want to know what you know. It's true. We should be learning and growing for ourselves, not for anyone else.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pretty Lazy Weekend.

It's the first of March. You know what that means? My birthday is in 25 days. Woo!


Well, this weekend aside from beauty school has been pretty lazy. I woke up at about 10 this morning and played gears of war with Steph and Kurt for a little bit. Now I'm just about to take a bath and make some lunch.

Stephanie isn't feeling too good. I went over to her house last night cause she really wasn't feeling good and then went to Isaac's Gears of War Graduation party. It was really fun. I kicked those boys' butts. hahaha. We ate pizza and had pop. It was a way fun night. :]

My mom called me today. They were at the racetrack in Vegas before the races started. I hope they're having fun. Maybe I'll have to go with them next year.

Well... Not to much going on besides that.


Oh, my arm however is feeling a lot better. My thumb still kinda hurts right in the ball of my palm, but I'm doing much better. Us Christensen's and our freakish left arms. hah.