Saturday, December 31, 2011

toast, toast! a toast to the king! our spirits are merry, our hearts will sing! toast! toast! TOAASSTT!

it's new years. and i'm blogging. what a loser.

but i just got home from desi's (blast) and now i must say my resolutions:

1. eat chocolate (doable)

2. eat cake (easy)

3. drink less soda (hard)

4. eat more veggies (fairly easy)

5. make mistakes.

6. learn from them.

7. focus on being a good leader

8. learn how to whistle

9. learn guitar (or uke. i'm fine with either)

10. eat lots of good food

11. laugh more than last year.

12. take time for myself.

13. keep up this blog and my journal. i write a LOT.

14. write even more.

15. read even more (haha! hardly possible)

16. learn to NOT burn things when i cook them.

17. finish my scriptures 

18. do a personal progress activity each month. 

19. learn some geometry to help me for next year.


good plans? i think so too:D

happy new year! let this be the best year ever!

Monday, December 26, 2011

My name is Emmie

so today, i had an epiphany. I blog all the time, and yet I've never actually introduced myself to the blogging world. so (even though I've posted in the past three days in a row and been blogging since September) I'm formally introducing myself.

Hello! My name is Emmie Brown! My real name's actually Emmari. I live in Utah. Go to Jr. High. SBO President there actually. That is the best part of my school experience. it makes my day every day in student gov.

i love to create things. i love when people ask me where i got a certain thing and i proudly say, "I MADE it!" I love my glue gun (still lost) and sewing machine. I'm an honors student, and i have a large vocabulary. I never use text talk. EVER. it drives me insane. i am too lazy to capitalize most of the time.

i love my friends. i have lots of them, which is nice, but it's kinda lonely sometimes. just because i'm not extremely close to just one person. it's a good thing, and a new experience.

I love music. I hate mainstream crap. hate it. I like indie, rock and (sometimes) pop. acoustic stuff is my favorite. I have a lot of favorite bands (TDCC, Boyce Avenue, Onerepublic, Ingrid Michaelson, Keane, Jack Johnson, She and Him, Modest Mouse and many many many many more. I also like a lot.

I love reading. I love TV. I love video games. I love good stories in general. Reading is my favorite though. I have so many books.

Which brings me to the thing i love most. Harry potter. i have a whole post dedicated to that though, so go read it.

I love to write. I love pinterest. I love people. any kind of person. I'd describe myself as a people person. I like to listen and be friends with everyone. there is no one in this world that i hate. people that annoy me, yes. but i do not hate.

i am mormon and proud of it.

i blog stalk people all the time. it gets kinda creepy. i also facebook stalk too. i just find people really interesting. i want to go into psychology when i grow up. i also want to be a mommy and have a darling husband that is really attractive.

i love boys. really. i love romantic comedies, romantic books, pictures, anything. but most boys think i'm spazzy and like those calmer girls.

i am stubborn. i am kind of a crybaby. i am not very flexible (as in scheduling events and such). i am sensitive. this can be good and bad. i am distracted a lot and can't pay attention for very long. i sometimes compare myself to others even though this is the worst possible thing anyone can do to themselves. I tease my siblings constantly.

I have two sides to me. one side is the crazy side that all my friends see. That one is spazzy and crazy and weird. i like it. I have a serious side too.

i love the internet. i love comfy socks. i love hugs. i love modge podge and hot glue. i love wonderful people. i love learning. i love to laugh.

i don't care what people think of me. I am confident, but I try not to be cocky. I love animals. My mom, aunt and grandma are all my role models. I love my daddy. I love my two brothers and my sister more than i can express. i love food. I am underweight and i get teased about it all the time (yeah, i know. it's weird)

I love and relish life. I am Emmie. Take me or leave me as I am. I'm not changing for anything. I am original.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

yep. it's Christmas.



okay. i am calm. but i just love christmas more than anything. it makes me happy and full of joy and candy. and when the house is trashed from presents and wrapping paper.

So here's how the day went. i woke up at six AM to my brothers screaming at me. i ignored them and went back to sleep for ten minutes. then Camden screeched, "WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU EMMIE!"

so i ran upstairs and laid down on the floor. and mom told me to go look at my stocking. and guess what was in it? yep. sparkly red rainboots. which is cruel, because my mom told me that i was not getting rainboots or any surprises this year, that i picked out all my presents. and i BELIEVED her!

so i freaked out and put em on because they were that cute. then it was the usual madness. then i went to church, all in my new stuff. and the YW sang and a bunch of other people for Sacrament. and it was really really good.

and then we got home, played our new kinect for a while and went to Grandmas. presents, breakfast, craziness. and we've been home since two and i took a nap and played with my new makeup and tried to put on fake eyelashes (FAIL)

oh, and just to let you know, i got two pairs of rainboots, oxfords, lots and lots of socks (yahoo!), makeup, bobby pins, sweaters, a pretty fancy black dress, red pants, fifty bucks, skirts, a cute shirt, Inception, Blind Side, candy, and us kids got a new computer and a xbox 360 with kinect and a few games.

best christmas haul EVER.

so merry christmas you grand readers!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

lazzzzzzzzy crafting.

scrubbing bathroom floors on christmas eve? 

bring it.

really though, this should be illegal. I'm kinda ditching out on everyone downstairs... those cute little worker bees.

so, here's the deal. last night i couldn't sleep. at all. too much diet coke (whoever gave my mother that whole blessed two liter, i love you) and sugar. and i sat around all day yesterday. so i crafted.

i made a necklace, and attached ribbon to a pearl necklace i have, and made a bracelet, and made two headbands (one was on accident). i fell freaking accomplished, but i'm exhausted.

and i discovered something, my glue gun (Old Bessie) is MISSING. i almost cried. my little pink friend is gone. she's probably cold, and alone and scared. i had to use TACKY GLUE last night. that is totally, not okay. i need my hot glue! and my sewing machine is at Desi's! 

what is a lazy crafter to do?

i really need to find my glue gun though, or i might die of sorrow.  

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Sing a song for the glorious season!

 actually, it's frozen outside. no snow. and this means that Utahns will not have a white christmas. which sucks.

but, just for a holly joliday update:

this christmas season has been grand, but EXTREMELY busy. we've been redoing our basement. the whole thing. kitchen down there, living room, bathroom, my room, playroom, boys room, laundry room. it's complete chaos down there and my new room is a disaster because i don't have a dresser or vanity. and i can't use the bathroom down there because there's no water on!

but it's also been one of the most eventful of my life. we've been doing all the traditions, and i've actually made a lot of new friends. and it's been a blast full of laughs and fun. and little christmas presents:)

and another bad thing: i've been adding to my christmas list every day. it's really random and it doesn't make sense to anyone but me. and i haven't shopped for my siblings yet. I'm such a bad person...

and I have SO MUCH to do. it's freaking me out! i have to memorize my english thing, do biology homework, shop, clean my room, put a christmas package together for Nikita, make presents for my YW leaders, give other people their presents, make cookies, paint, and a million other things.


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but don't let my Scrooge-ness let you down. I'm still happy. i love being busy, it just catches up to me super fast. I'm still in a happy holiday mood. I listen to christmas music while i do everything. i'm really having a happy holidays.

but before i tell you my random christmas list, i have to tell you a funny story.

last night, i was at Carli's with melany. and we were watching the greatest youtube video ever. and it was funny, because Carli was laughing, i couldn't breathe and Melany was screaming, "TURN IT OFF! TURN IT OFF!"

now for the list:

a costco little mirror thing

itunes gift cards


amazon gift cards







more socks

more itunes

new case for my iphone



Friday, December 16, 2011

home improvement relaxes me

it's the truth.

I've been painting my new room since I got home from school. My hands are COVERED with paint. So are my feet. And I just turn on my Two Door Cinema Club (Ricky got me hooked) Pandora station and paint. It makes me feel so good.

(by the way, my new room is pink. and it's gonna be freaking cute)

so, today was a pretty good day. I woke up early, and headed off to school in my plaid jammies. then, me and the rest of the officers hassled people for money. It was a pretty big success. (Just to let you all know, we made around $550 for Africa. Not our ideal goal, but we're still pretty proud). and then I went to all my classes, bombed my geography test, watched a cute movie in seminary, took a test in math, and then came choir.

yesterday we went on the tour, so we didn't get to see the bullying assembly. (and the tour was very fun. I saw an old couple holding hands at a nursing home and i almost died. cutest thing ever) and so we had it in our class today. and it was so awkward, but the lady was hilarious. seriously. I would give examples, but they would make you feel awkward. not me. YOU.

and then I had english, and then LUNCH.

greatest thing ever. me and Annie hassled people for money, Ricky donated a penny, and I got a green airhead:)

and then biology (good times with Chloe and Jonas) and finally, STUDENT GOV!!!

this is where the greatest thing ever happened. So, we have to take out recycling for the teachers, and Claire got a clear bucket. we were taking it back inside, and she got cold so she put it on her head and walked around. and then.... she ran into a pole.

i fell on the ground laughing.

Monday, December 12, 2011

daily doings

1. Real name: Emmie Brown

2. Detective name (favorite color and favorite animal): Blue 

Polar Bear

3. Soap opera name (middle name and street you live on): 

Elizabeth 8th East...?

4. Star Wars name (first 3 letters of last name, first 2 of 

middle name, first 2 of first, last 3 of last): Bro El Em Own

5. Superhero name (Color of your shirt and first item to your 

immediate left): Tan Stereo

6. Goth name (black and one of your pets): Black Ozzy

I wanted to do it... but not on facebook.

good thing I have a blog!

so today was a grand day. I got to wake up at seven twenty and still get out the door on time! And something eventful happened in every class.

first: Kaitlyn finally realized I'm a ginger (sort of. I blush like crazy, but my hair's not THAT red)

second: we watched a video with cute little old people in it.

third: we moved seats, i sit alone and the kids around me think I'm a freak. but everyone gave Kaitlyn crap about not knowing I was a ginger.. silly child.

fourth: choreography. I always laugh at the guys awkwardly trying to be santa while holding their bellies and moving around.

fifth: Mark was a jerk. For all of you who do not know (and didn't read about where I blush) I blush. A LOT. and mark takes advantage of me and always says randomly,

"Emmie, your face is as red as a tomato."

and it gets me every time! EVERY TIME! and it's mean. he needs to stop, that dang boy. I'll show him. I'll find something embarrassing about him and BLOG about it. yeah...

sixth: Chloe called me anorexic and Jonas laughed at me. So I called Chloe stupid and Decaire gave me that "death glare." so I shut up and tried to shove her.

seventh: Kate fell asleep on me. Yes. I am not lying. I was rubbing her back and she was out in five minutes. I wanted to draw on her face, but I'm too nice to do that:)

and that was my day. Grand.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

try not to drown in my weirdness.

that's right folks! I'm blogging! on a saturday night! i need a life!

I am not even kidding you. I didn't do anything last night either. The most exciting thing I did today was put on an ugly sweater that was the itchiest thing of my life. it had llamas on it. don't worry, you'll get a picture soon.

but seriously. what is wrong with me? last night, i crafted! I didn't hang out or do anything! My best friend is my little pink hot glue gun. I love that little guy. except I think it should be a girl glue gun... it's name shall be Old Bessie. The glue gun. And my sewing machine shall be named Al. Al the sewing machine and Bessie the glue gun. we've been through a lot together.

I'm seriously feeling like a creep. I'm on facebook, stalking people that do have lives. I'm sorry if all of you get a lot of notifications from me, don't be creeped out.

there are perks for not doing anything:






and that's it. but the blog I've been stalking today was "You seriously made that?!" she cracks me up. My favorite post is when she talks about herself and her weirdness, and admits that one of her fears is running over a cardboard box in the middle of the street that has a baby in it. I am not kidding.

I think we'd get along just grandly with our weirdness. I like her.

here's a link, if you want to laugh and make cute stuff:

Oh, I also like her video of Double Dream hands. It made me pee my pants a little.

But I have a funny story! Every time either of my parents asks me to do something, I just say OK and then zone out and do whatever I was doing. Then they go away and leave me alone, and usually forget about what they told me to do. It works every time (example, dad just told me to get off the laptop and go to bed. OK. he goes back to his room and I think he's asleep).

this is getting random, and i hear my daddy stirring in the room next to me, so I'll go to bed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I like blogging. I'm a girl that is obsessed with her blog instead of Robert Pattinson (ew). I'm considered really weird. I know I am, I talk about anything that pops into my head, and I'm a spaz. A lot of people have told me, and I've seen the looks everyone gives me at school. Especially when me and Annie do yoga in the commons at lunch. So, since I have NO homework (on a Thursday night. Brownie points!) and I'm bored to death, I'm blogging and singing out loud to my She and Him Pandora station.

So here's the deal, I'm going to write a list of the weirdest things I've ever done that I can remember. If I were you, I'd be ready to be entertained.

Here we go!

(in no particular order)

1. Dressing up in a Utes snuggie and making music videos with Annie to Justin Bieber songs. They're even on Facebook. Go watch em.

2. Making a fort with Annie and Erica in my room that covered every space possible.

3. Had Chinese food wars with Mark.

4. Getting dragged by Mark at BJH and grabbing the cheerleaders ankles. Lots of dirty looks on this one.

5. Me and Melany blowing kisses and Chaz seeing us and us laughing our heads off.

6. Making Star Wars spaceship noises in the hall.

7. made a comb out of a ruler, toothpicks and beads.

8. breaking into Reagan's house with Annie and Erica.

9. playing a spy game in Smiths and getting kicked out.

10. Riding that merry-go-ride thingy outside of Rite Aid and getting weird looks from old ladies.

11. making a hippy for Roman.

12. posing with a Tuna can

13. making my unicorn pillow pet talk to annie. also a video on facebook.

14. Mr. Rollins fifth period class. everything in their was weird.

15. painted nail polish on my face because I couldn't find paint.

16. wearing sombreros and pretending to cross the border with annie.

17. playing house and salesman at smiths

18. dressing up in all of annie's dress ups

19. fingerpainting with pudding

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Harry Potter

Okay. so everyone that knows me knows that I love Harry Potter. I love it more than words.

and this weekend, I've just rekindled my love for Harry Potter. Because of the ABC family marathon, and pinterest. I've started to read the series again for... I think it's the seventh time? I don't keep track. I love it though.

I love the characters. Even though they might not be "real" to you, they're real to me. No, I can't email Harry or Hermonie, but they're real in my heart. All of the characters are real. They're all my friends and I love them all. They're all a part of me. I love the story, the intricate, amazing, magical story. Rowling is a genius. It's the best good vs evil story ever (Star Wars being a close second). I love the books, I love the music, I love the filming, I love the acting, I love the director. There is not one thing I don't like about the harry potter anything. Everything is completely magical.

Harry Potter is my childhood. I loved the books when I was little, I pretended to have magical powers. I even pretended that my neighbor was a Death Eater. I did all my book reports on Harry Potter. And most people say that because all the books and movies are out that it's over. But it's never over.

even though there's no more movies to look forward to, it's not over. It lives on in my heart and in everyone else. You have to live under a rock to have never heard of it. It's affected all of us. And because of that, it's going to live on for forever. I plan on being a cute little mommy reading Harry Potter out loud to my little kidlings. And I'll read it again, and again and again. And it will never die in my heart.

to feel what I'm feeling right now, watch this. I've watched it eleven times and I cry every time. It's so emotional:

these are quotes about Harry Potter I've found:

The last and possibly greatest message JKR left us...
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
Just cause it's 'fiction' doesn't mean that it can't be real to us. A great story needs a great storyteller; thanks for it all, Jo.

Harry Potter is my life. McGonagall has Transfigured all my sadness into a happy thought. Luna is my source of energy. Neville is my role model. Ron is the root of my smile. Hermione is the girl who solves every problem in my life. Snape reminds me to never be a coward. Harry is the person who tells me, no matter how horrible life is, we have to keep Marching On.
Forever a Potterhead.

and that's all I want to look up:)

i know i get worked up about this, but I don't care. I love it and if you think I'm a freak, go ahead. Because while you're sitting there judging, I'll be having the time of my life with everything that has to do with the most magical book/movie series ever.

keep marchin' on Harry Potter.

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this was the last day ever for filming harry potter. yeah, i cried when i saw this.

i. love. harry potter.

nuff said

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.

Poor Utah Valley. We've been havin' some wind up in here lately. Like, 100 MPH wind. I counted 29 pinetrees in the road on thursday. And school was optional, so I went to Desi's for the day. We first had to book it outside without shoes for firewood (no power. all day). Then we built a fire and complained about not having google/pinterest. So then we grabbed an encyclopedia and warmed our feet! We learned how to do CPR, how to crochet and much more. So resourceful.
        and then we were upstairs wrapping blankets around us, because it was getting very very cold. and then we made crafts out of super glue! And because we had Amy's kids and my siblings were there. so we dropped them off, and headed off to Festival of Trees. Which was very amazing and grand and warm. POWER! My favorite tree was the UP tree. It gave me very much happiness. And It got me into the Christmas spirit. So then after spending a few hours there (and seeing a gingerbread house that looked exactly like the Weasley's Burrow. JOY) we left.
          and the power STILL wasn't on! but while we were driving to the hotel we were gonna stay at, Spencer called and said it was on! so we drove home and went to bed in our cold houses!

No school. It was canceled and it was grand. But I had to babysit my grouchy siblings which was no fun. And mom came back right when I was leaving to help Amy at Bella's party. So me and Lisie went and I did little children's hair and nails. then I came home and did nothing but watch Anne of Green Gables the rest of the day.

and now today I'm at home watching the rest of my family rehearse for the Christmas shindig at the church tonight. and I'm playing with my dear Kai today too. And i have to sing Silver Bells tonight and we haven't even practiced it! WHO IS IN CHARGE!?

so that was my "Utah Hurricane" weekend. It was pretty great. even thought Bountiful still looks like a War Zone, and the wind hasn't stopped, and the Barkers pine trees might fall on our house. That would be a fun Christmas.