Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How to: Repairs

These totally made my day:

Yay for Legos!

Multi-task... I like it

This is pretty smart in my opinion.

Haha, been there done that.

Duct Tape: Miracle of Mankind

and my all time favorite:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Elder F. Enzio Busche

There's really not much I can add to this; just watch it, it's beautiful:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

AF Hero

Tuesday night I attended a marching band competition at the BYU stadium, to watch Christian kick serious butt (which he did--Timpview won every award except 2nd and 3rd place thank you very much). It was awesome.

There was something more to this particular competition: American Fork. I couldn't believe that they even came, let alone performed--every single band member, even the injured played from the sidelines. It was crazy. And what a wonderful tribute, to be able to honor her with their program only a few days after her death. It was beautiful.

I couldn't do the story justice, so check it out yourself. :)

I found another article quite interesting, in which one of the rescue workers at the crash scene believes that if the crash happened one second sooner or later the outcome would have been much worse. Need I say more?

AND... for nerds like me who would like to see AF's entire performance, here you go:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Slow down, Embrace Life, and Enjoy Time Spent with Loved Ones

Stephanie and Christian Nielson

I couldn't help but re-post one of Stephanie Nielson's latest entries from the NieNieDialogues. If you haven't heard her story yet, it's about time to get on the band wagon! ---> this is one amazing woman (and you certainly can't forget that Mr. Darcy husband of hers--gotta get me one of those someday). Stephanie lived just down the street from me growing up (her parents still live there), and I remember loving her and her family. When I heard about the accident, I was told that she wasn't going to make it--how could she?--but here she is, just over a year later; and on Oprah to boot! ;)

(photo: harpo)
Post Oprah show discussion has now begun.
Here is what I think:

1. I look kind of like a lion with my ruffly J.Crew ensemble.

2. My lips are really quite big.

3. Oprah had a silver straw in her water...I had only plastic.

4. Oprah smelled really good.

5. Oprah had on some serious high heeled shoes...Jimmy Choos to be exact.
I asked her if I could have them. Maybe next time?

6. Oprah called me "Steph" and hugged me three times. S
he is, I might add, very genuine.

7. Courtney was really funny on the show.
8. I talked to Mike Tyson's mother-in-law in the elevator in Chicago

9. I had my hair round brushed and blow-dried in the greenroom.
I was scared, (i don't even own a blow-dryer)but it turned out nice.

10. I tried paying Mr. Nielson to jump on the couch expressing his love for me. But apparently, the family pool didn't come up with enough bones to pay him

Maybe next time.

Thanks Oprah for the experience!

Check out her story here, and watch here interview here--both definitely worth the time in my opinion.

Makes you rethink life just a bit.

Friday, October 2, 2009

What Matters Most

Life's not fair----then you die.

Life's rough more often than not; I've had a nasty year in many ways--much of it to my own credit--and for a while there things all the sudden were bright; the sun came out, and I was so beyond happy. Then life got tough again, and the past two weeks have well, basically sucked. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself when my dear Aunt Jeanmarie (thank you!!!!) sent me this video, and it has really helped to put things into perspective--take a second to watch it, it's really worth the time if you take it to heart:

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey … delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” --President Gordon B. Hinckley

I'm going to try to enjoy it. :)