Sunday, April 29, 2012


So, for the past few months I've been stuck in a rut. It felt like I was doing the same exact thing every single day. Wake up, same schedule at school with minor differences, home, eat, homework, work out, bed. And not that I'm being ungrateful or anything because I know kids in other situations would kill for a stable and predictable environment like mine was, but I was just sick and tired of if. On Thursday, I came home from school with a massive headache and frustration with everything. It didn't help that when I came home my mom was doing eyelashes and about four thousand people were at my house when I was just starting a breakdown. So I ran to my room and cried for a while. Then I slept. And when I woke up everyone was gone. But it was also around five thirty. I only had an hour and a half until I had to leave for mutual. So I thought, "SCREW MY THREE HOURS OF HOMEWORK." And I cried some more. And I ate some more. And then I walked to mutual. 

It was the South Davis Special Needs mutual play and it was adorable. I laughed and cried and felt the spirit so strongly. It really made me feel better. And when I got home, me and my mama talked and we decided that I've been putting all of the things I have to do as my first priority. So I've made a list of my priorities. Here they are:

1. My religion. Today, in his talk, Bob said that if we put God first, everything else will fall into place. I'm trusting him on this. 

2. School. I really need to get good grades so I can get a scholarship. I need to learn too. And all of my teachers are trying to help me, but with hours and hours of homework in each class, I feel like I'm going to die. This school category includes SBO.

3. My family. This is third on the list because I already have a really good relationship with my family. My immediate and extended. So I'm still saying it's important, but it's not worrying me too much.

4. Organization. To keep up with everything I'm doing, I need to keep clean and organized. This is kind of a problem for me because I never have time to clean or do anything. But I'm trying.

5. Physical health/appearance. I'm not saying I'm not showering until I get all my homework done or something. I'll shower every day, don't worry. But this is like working out and how I look. How I look and feel is important to me. It's not a big priority, but it's still on the list.

6. Friends. This is at the bottom of the list. I know friends are important, but I've been putting them first. I've been putting listening to their problems, spending all my free time with them, and my whole school day into friends. And it's not good for me. I still love my friends and I still love to be with them, but hanging out every friday night is not essential to me anymore. 

And now that I've sorted all these out, I've felt better. I also have lots and lots of things to look forward to now. Like:

getting my braces off on May 23rd!

Jazz Band Trip!

Graduating Jr. High (YESSSS)


The last day of school.


thanks for listening:)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I like to talk about myself.

I really really do. But because it comes across as "conceited" in regular conversation. BUT. I have a blog. So I can talk about myself all I want!

So here is a fifty question survey (kinda long, but I'm bored) that I thought was cute. 

here goes:)

1. What's your name? (First only) 
2. What month were you born in? 

3. Do you believe in love at first sight? 
not even a little bit.

4. How old are you? 
I'm a teenager=)

5. Tell me some countries or cities you'd like to visit before you die.  
Africa, Cambodia, India, England, Thailand, Italy and France.

6. What are your most favorite tv shows?
Dance Moms, Smash, America's Next Top Model, Psych

7. Do you ever watch Heroes or Bones? If so, please tell me your favorite characters from each of them.
um. never seen or heard of either.

8. What kind of music do you like? (List some example bands.)
ohhh boy. Genres are Indie Rock and some Acoustic stuff. Sometimes classic rock. My favorite bands at the moment are TDCC, ACDC, He is We, Chase Coy, Boyve Avenue, MIKA, Rain (some of their songs), Rachel Goodrich, Civil Wars, Arcade Fire, Billy Joel... etc.

9. Where are you from?
Utah... sadly. Not very interesting.

10. Where were you born?

11. Do you dye your hair?
I used to a few years ago. But then I chopped my hair to my chin and the dyed parts went with it.

12. What's your favorite nationality of food?
Chinese. And Indian. Yum

13. What's your favorite color?
Blue. A relatively light baby blue. Makes me think of the beach.

14. Do you like tea? If so, do you like it with milk in it?

15. Do you remember Vanilla Pepsi?
Indeed I do.

16. What happened to said Vanilla Pepsi?
No idea.

17. Do you play any video games? If yes, examples, please.
Mario games. And I suck at all of them.

18. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
flight. I've had dreams about flying and they were all my favorite dreams ever. I wish i wish i wish. 

19. Do you do anything artistic other than write poems? If so, what is it that you do?
I like to draw, sing and act. I love to create anything beautiful ( to me)

20. Were you shocked when Michael Jackson or Brittany Murphy suddenly left this world?
I didn't really care.

21. Halloween or Christmas?
CHRISTMAS. I'm greedy=D

22. Easter or New Years?

23. Birthday cake or ice cream?
Ice Cream.

24. What's your favorite candy bar?
Hershey's bar.

25. WHat is one of your most favorite words in the english language?
Discombobulated. It means confused. 

26. What was your worst subject when you were in school? Your best?
my worst subject is science. my best is art.

27. Mustang convertible or limosuine?
Mustang all the way baby.

28. Would you star in a movie if filmmakers were in your local area and wanted you to be in it?

29. Do you believe in UFOs or alien life?
The universe is gigantic. I believe there is something out there, but I have no idea what it could be.

30. Do you stare at the stars when visable?

31. Do you have any odd features? Such as extra toes, fingers, albinoism etc?
I'm really, really, really pale.

32. Do you believe in Heaven? What aboout Hell?

33. Americans, did you vote for Obama?
don't really care.

34. Mustard or Ketchup?

35. Chicken or Beef?

35. Mashed or Baked potatoes?

36. How many poems do you have that ARE NOT on Allpoetry?
ummm. what?

37. Cats or Dogs?
Dogs for life.

39. Planes or Boats?
planes. love being about to fly.

40. Cookies or Cake?

41. Brownies or Pie?

42. Mountain Dew or Coke?
mountain dew.

43. Summer or Winter?
i love summer sun and boating and swimming and no school. But I ADORE winter sports.

44. Fall or Spring?
Fall. No allergies there.

45. Mom or Dad? 

46. Do you wear a watch?

47. Right or Lefty?

48. Sun or Moon?
moon. so beautiful and it doesn't burn me.

49. How many significant others have you had? 

50. Tell me something about yourself that these questions did not cover.
I love people, good movies and my family. 

the end:)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

classy chicks wear capes.

class: [klas, klahs]  adjective:

a person who is poised, graceful, mature, or exudes any of these qualities in dress, mannerism, language, and everyday life. Possesses excellent self-control, is gentle, soothing, and unoffensive. 

I love classy people. Love. I love classy things, clothes, makeup and everything else. Confession: the best compliment I've ever gotten was from a stranger, telling me I was a classy teenager when I was shopping with mama. It was grand.

But I think that the class award today goes to Miss Kayla Baird. 

She wore a CAPE to school yesterday. Her sophomore poster has a BRA on it. I know. It's hilarious. And I know these don't sound classy to you, but if you know Kayla, she radiates class in everything she does. It's just how she is. I'm extremely jealous.

I love the idea of classy so much that I have a pinterest board dedicated to it. Really. I love it. I love classy vintage-y things and people and attitudes and everything. 

What defines a classy person? well...

A classy person is put together, has an extensive vocabulary, can laugh at themselves, doesn't get offended easily, listens to others and is just a fun person that is CLASSY.

these are examples of classy pictures (from my pinterest board mentioned above)

Class.... get some.


this is why i adore my red hair:)

and to top it off... Miss Kayla. Classy, right? Yeeauuh.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Today, me and my mom were home by ourselves, just hanging out in the living room. We were both on our laptops, sitting across from each other. She was on Pinterest, and I was entertaining myself looking at memes. She said:

"Emmie, come look at this cute pin."

Me: "No. I can't get up."

Her: "Fine. I'll pin it, and you log onto Pinterest."

Me: "But that requires me to type."

Her: "Hopeless."

and just a reminder for us all....


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

50 things to give up today: day one

So.. because I'm still being a slacker and not studying for my map quiz tomorrow, I was just cruising around on my Pinterest boards, admiring them, when all of a sudden I hit an this article. I skimmed it and realized that I don't give up on a lot of these things. Read it. It's really good.

And then I had an inspiration. Remember my 30 day blog challenge? This is going to be a fifty day LIFE challenge. Every day, I'm going to try to give up on the thing listed in the article. And this is starting today!

Today's goal is give up trying to be perfect. I am a perfectionist. I take forever on things. It's a blessing and a curse. But today, for the next 24 hours, I will do my best and think nothing of it. And to make this challenge a little more difficult, I have to have a picture for every day. I'll post my picture tomorrow, because it's almost six.

I'm not going to blog for fifty days in a row. But I will read the article every day and post about every challenge. Don't worry, I'll blog about other things too:) But I think this is a really good way to keep up with this blog.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

my warm day: a picture story

because i'm not doing homework and i'm an insomniac, I'll post all the awesome pictures I've taken of this warm day. thank you instagram!

no shooooes:)

just chillin in the automobile.

now outside.

hahaha. I know it's random, but it just made me laugh. love Kobe.

i heart spring.


life as I know it

I changed the name! I got really bored of the other one, so ta-da! I'm working on a header, but because I'm so computer retarded I'm having problems. Help?

Anyway. Today, in Utah, it was almost 80 degrees. Bliss. I skated around on my ribstick for a while and put on my new sunnies. My face is pink, but who cares! I love this weather. Love it with all my heart and soul.

So, this week has been awful so far. School's been sad, hard and frustrating. AND IT'S ONLY TUESDAY. Elections are this week, so I'm sad that my time as SBO pres is almost over, scared for the kids running and staying after school until four to grade portfolios! Luckily, me and Jessie brought bags of popcorn to student gov today and we all ate our hearts out. I licked the butter out of our bag. I'm totally getting diabetes, but the butter soothed my mood. And: MAMA YOUNG HAS RETURNED! After she had her baby and spent second term on maternity leave, we were all ready for her. Our sub was sick of us and we were sick of her. I love Ma Young. She's my school mama. We sing, and she calls us "CHILDREN!" and we laugh and she laughs with us. I love her. I love my altos too. We're all buddies and we do weird things (like today, me and Millie tried to do pushups like we were T-Rexes. Didn't work out so well). I've decided homework is overrated and just spent my time outside. If I could tan, I would be black right now. But sadly, I'm just pink.

Also, officer elections means that school is almost out. I, Emmie, am almost finished with Jr. High. You have no idea how excited this makes me. I love being an officer, and I love (most of) the kids in my grade and a few that I know in other grades. But besides that, I hate Jr. High. I hate the classes, I hate the dramatic kids, I hate the smell of the school, I hate the learning, I hate it. I'm ready for high school. So ready. So. Ready.

Also also also, English update: my least favorite class (but not by far, math comes in a close second). I'm sick of the stupid homework, poetic terms and crap. Sick of it.

And now, because I'm procrastinating homework, I shall list my classes from my least favorite, to favorite.

8. English. Stupid. Stupid. Hate everything. I read HP the whole class.

7. Math. Easy subject. But Kylee is the only person I know in my class. I seriously don't know all their names. And some of the kids in that class scare the crap outta me.

6. Seminary. I wish I had a better teacher so I would appreciate it more, but I'm so sick of it. At least I sit in the back row so no one bothers me.

5. Biology. Boring class, fun kids, fun teacher. But I can't pay attention to the subject if my life depended on it.

4. Geography. Love Anderson, Love the subject, only Kate in the class though.

3. Choir. Fun class, sick of some kids, sick of some songs.

2. Ceramics. Clay. nuff said.

1. Student gov.

kay i'm done now.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stop it.

There are few times when I am dead serious. This is one of those times.

For all of you Mormon's out there that listened to conference, and all of you who didn't, who aren't mormon, or for whatever reasons, I have a lesson to share with you.

Don't worry. I'm not going to preach to you. It's not a church lesson, I'm not forcing any religion down your throat. It's just a life lesson that everyone needs to learn. Religious or not, regardless of skin color, weight, height,  looks, talents, or even sexuality.

My "lesson" is about judging others.

From the words of President Ukdorf's talk:

All of us judge each other. All of us. Today, I judged a kid at a wedding reception because his ears were too big. It's a part of human nature. But that's not an excuse. 

Mean words and judgments and and actions HURT. They cause depression, disease and even death. 

So despite your race, weight, looks, opinions, sexuality, political party, gender, whatever it may be, STOP IT. 

or this world is gonna suck. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

please be happy. notice how i said please.

please enjoy these random things that I've found during my day on the internet:

just my exact opinion. 

ah man. perfect.

seriously made me pee a little.

they figured it out!!!


i know.. you laughed too.

so... this spring break has been. eventful. not all good, not all awful. but there was a mix of both. I haven't gone out of town. Just chilled at home with Kailee and sometimes Stockton. Watched a lot of TV and spent time on the internet. Going skiing tomorrow! I really do suck at skiing. But I have awesome cousins that will hang out with me on blue squares while I go four miles an hour. #bestfamilyever