Thursday, October 27, 2011

short stuff.

just wanted to post real quick about how i have 1000 pageviews! Congrats to myself for being the 1000th one. so cool.

 also, i have like 20 something dollars in change from tips and stuff. so that's cool.

and i just watched some gnarly snail sex in my English class along with ladybugs goin' at it and crazy rain storms from a bug's point of view. What does snail sex have to do with English, you ask? oh, we're learning about the environment and how humans are putting it to heck. Wait, so you mean your environment class? Nope, still English. for real. At one point, we saw a couple ants that were going to this other supposedly dead ant from the rain and i thought "Oh, my [cuss]! They killed Kenny!" from south park. i don't watch it ever but i have a couple times. and i just know the reference from places. so yeah. and then we saw a butterfly emerging from a cocoon and i though holy crap. guys... guys...? Guys! I'm a cussin' butterfly! No crap!  but it was probably funnier in my head.

oh. and i'm watching doctor who again. yay!

that's all. Have a nice amount of time until i blog again or something!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All Hallows week-before

seriously, it's been a lot. i think i'll make this a bulleted list!

  • to start (because the picture thing is being a bum again) i got my fingernail all tore up putting away nakeds. hah. i mean naked juices. and also, there's a fan in the back of the fridge i accidentally got too close to and yeah. ow. and now i've got this really gross thing on my finger and i've gotta wear silly gloves at work and in the shower to make me not have to constantly change my bandaid or snag the dangly nail on anything. grooossss. sorry.. but still. here's a picture of my bandaid shortly after the incident
  • found free streaming Doctor Who season 6! Hoooooorayy!! 
  • speaking of the Doctor, me and my ward-mate Marcus are going to be the Doctor and a companion (probably Amy once i find a wig maybe. or donna. probably amy.) for halloween this monday! (unless not. because there's nothing happening. eh. but still) hooray again! 
  • there was this guy at work today who was wearing a full on tux and then here's what happened: his friend (we'll call him guy 2) asked to see the tea choices. Amy (my boss) said "you've gotta give us something for it" (or something like that...) and the tux guy says "I'll give you a kiss" and Amy says "You'll have to ask my husband about that... but she [pointing to me] would be willing" and I say "I'm more of a fist-bump kinda girl." and he puts a piece of gum in his mouth and i'm like ew in my brain and then amy asks him why he's wearing a tux and he shrugs and says "just for fun." and i'm like double ew in my brain. so that's... interesting... 
  • and i should've posted this earlier but there was a guy at work before i left for home that played like 20 questions with me and his name is Blair and that's his middle name and he's seen me around. so that's... interesting... 
  • I went home. and it was super nice. i slept a ton and ate some yummy food and went to Logan and my dad helped me make chili for our FHE halloween chili cook-off slash party thing and it was cool. i didn't win, but Emily did and it was good. my cornbread should've won though. that stuff's like cake. I'll probably bring it to Italian Night on sunday. 
  • doctor who never ceases to excite me. never. and i love it a mill.
  • and i got some fancy facewashes today! It's that neutrogena skin id stuff and, so far, it's really nice. and it came with a lot too! like a 3-step regiment, spot treatment, body-acne spray, and a little tote bag. aww. i'm excited. it's super cool. and here's to helping my weird new acne problem. 
  • i took a really stressy American Lit test today but i think i did well. i made post-it note cards. then i made them accordian style and it was even better. then i drank a cream soda before and it was good. good.
  • french is fine. sometimes i accidentally speak in french and stuff. like i was just watching doctor who and he kept saying nephew and i kept translating "neveu" (i seriously just had to google how to spell nephew. sad day. and i'm an English major! who'da thunk?). 
  • there was another thing but i forgot it. it's okay. i'll remember later and then say something or something. and yeah.
I think that's all.. 
Doorbell! I wonder who?
it's for Gabi. no suprise. 
so i'm gonna go watch more Doctor. k cool.
love, ellen

Friday, October 21, 2011


it's juss shout out mixt to one word. Sho-out.

This one goes out to Emily Mensing for being able to quote my blog. lolz. So cool. Follow her new blog HERE. she's great. On wednesday night, we went to Maverik and got hot chocolates and then drove around the round-a-bout 6 times (barf) and then chilled. twas cool. she's cool. We're friends. yeaaah. (pretend that was a really great song with some really nice riffs). 

This next one goes out to my fam. Ma famille sont amusant, drรดle, et bien. J'aime beaucoup ma famille. (translation: My family is fun, funny, and good. I like my family a lot.) I'm at home for the fall break (aka UEA aka Deer Hunt). It's super nice just to sit at home and have my family chillin around me and not worrying if they're judging me because i left a bowl in the sink or i haven't cleaned up the bathroom in a while or that i keep accidentally forgetting to clean the blasted microwave. It's also nice to have dvr, less traffic, someone to talk face to face to, someone to show funny junk to (without them thinking it's not funny.) or just anything. it's way comfier at home. even though i like the people in Orem more. if only i could have the best of both worlds: family and orem peeps. that'd be cool. but whatevre. 

And a sho-out to my lit professor! thanks for the B+ on my paper. I'm really pleased with it. And thank you for the insight, my next paper will be that much better. And, dear English prof, please don't judge me too harshly on my second paper. i'm okay with the C on my first, but i'd really like at least a B- or B or anything. is there a C+? because even that'd be nicer. but whatever, be fair. 

and i think that's all. I'm going to go to bed now cuz i'm tired and i'm trying to fit the last month's worth of lost sleep into one 4 day weekend. i'm sure i can do it. or something. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"I am so sad, I am so very very sad"

I bought Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World! it was only 10 bucks at walmart. And i've already watched it like 3 times. i love.
but that's not all this title has to do with my post, oh no. This pic should describe everything...
ok... not everything sucks. actually, it's pretty decent. I like my job still, school is... alright. busy but alright. And i like my ward a lot.

We went to the corn maze last night and it was super fun. Well... we got lost. obvz. and then we went to Del Taco like usual and it was cool. We chilled and chatted and left.

And i have a new bff! hah. Emily is way cool. we're cool. hah. she's in my ward and we chill.

but i do have to explain the picture, right? right. So remember those last 2 posts about that guy from work? yeah... he left the library yesterday with a girl. and she was wearing slippers. ew. but i guess i shouldn't be too sad considering i didn't even know his name.. but still. eh.

oh, man! I just tipped over my huge flower. my home-teachers and marcus brought me over a gigantor flower (a bird of paradise, i believe). here's a pic:

oh, it's from a fashion show. this is it as a fashion piece:
it's in her hands...
but it's cool, yeah!
man... i just worked for 5 hours and now i've gotta pack for my trip home tomorrow and clean my room and i've gotta do some homeworkz. oh. hah. my English class should definitely be called "Hipsters and Food 201H" becuz that's like what it is. and my teacher said "internetz" today and i refrained from lolzing.
p.s. I'm watching Father of the Bride pt. II and it's funny because Kieran Culkin is in both this and Scott Pilgrim. he plays the son in FotBpt.II and the gay roomie in SPvs.tW

Friday, October 14, 2011

Flirt Boy part 2

remember that guy i was telling you about? yeah, he came back AGAIN!! And he's even cuter than i remember. still don't know his name... but still! And i want to know him so bad. like a million. Here are the things I know about him:

  1. he wears glasses
  2. he dresses well
  3. he likes chicken bowls with veg.
  4. he has a debit card. (Shoot! I should've checked to see if there was a name on it!)
  5. he sat at a computer facing the cafe for like 4 hours today.
  6. he dances to his ipod (love.)
  7. i think he has a crush on me too. we made eye contact quite a few times.
  8. it might be love at first sight
oops. and i don't even know anything substantial. and he doesn't know anything about me either. but i wanna give him my nunber. or just talk to him. or anything. annnyyythinng. 
i might go to bed early tonight.. i have to work early tomorrow. guh. and i'm dang tired. but whateves. 

love, ellen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flirt Boy

I drew this picture today at work because i was bored and wanted to show my co-worker, Jen, what the guy who flirted with me yesterday looked like (i know i already posted today, but i thought this needed some recognition.)
I had to edit it to make the pen show up more. and i can't remember what his face looked like... and i'm not good at my own face so i left them blank. but we both do have glasses.
"Us glasses kids need to stick together, hey?"

"Talk about Boys"

hah. i tole you, i've gotta put Beatles all over this sucker. This line is from "Boys" sung by Ringo. It's a cover version originally done by the Shirelles. Either way, it's a fun song. and a good way to start off this blog about - you guessed it - boys.

It's all good news this time!! And how weird is it that i've had 3 guys take interest in me in the month i've lived here and i lived at home for way longer and only had 2 boys ever. hm. And then i also have a crush on another boy. i'll explain in a bulleted list! fave! (i think i'll leave names out because just in case and stuff. blah, yeah.)

  • Boy 1: took interest in me, got my number, texted and called me. I had no interest in him. Because he creeped me out and i'm not sure if he's LDS. he came and watched me at work which was weird. 
  • Boy 2: in my ward. He asked for my number, i gave it to him, we played halo, he bought me in-n-out and we went to the 80's dance together. and watched Dr. Who. and he sat pretty close to me but i definitely made my hands unavailable for holding.
  • Boy 3: is in my English class. i've had a crush on him since the first week. our names fit pretty darn well and he's cute. he's from kaysville too! so we could live close enough to both of our families! perfecto. also, now we're in the same peer-review group. he ate my mac and cheese... and liked it! 
  • Boy 4: is unknown. like 99%. He came into my work yesterday, bought a chicken bowl, flirted with me for a bit. I said "I like your glasses." and he said "Yeah, Thanks. Us glasses kids gotta stick together, hey?" and i was like "marry me?" but not literally... in my mind. Then i went home, made my mac an cheese, internet broke, went back to the school to finish my homework. Then my boss said "That cute guy came back and just stood on the balcony above the cafe for like 10 minutes... waiting for his bride" and i was like a little school girl. which i guess i am in some ways. but how great is that!
and that's kind of all. and i'm really tired. (lol. i took a nap right after i wrote that. and now i'm off to work.)(]=
loves. ellen

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Youthful Energy

i have some. i actually have a lot. of both. Maybe not in equal proportions, but they're both there.

Turns out, i'm an incredible dancer. I won 3rd place at the 80's stake dance last night because i can really shake it. too bad i had to shake it to some weird "pop" music (whatever that is...) song. but i'm still awesome. i got a pack of victory tropical skittles. and a bunch of high-5's and a self-confidence boost. and a whole lot of day-after soreness. like paralyzing soreness. but it was still fun!

I hate to say it, but i'm kinda embarrassed about my age... all of the people in my ward are older than me and a lot of my classmates are older than me. All i have are class of 2011 sweatshirts and they screeeaaammm "Look how young I am!!" "I have no real-life experience!" "I'm a noooob!" and "So thaat's why she's not _____" fill-in-the-blank. maybe with "interested in dating me because i'm [probably] looking for an eternal companion."

man. my dishwasher is looouuud. i can hardly hear Titanic. yeah.. it's the only thing on tv. boooo no direct tv.. whatever. at least i have one. i cleaned the bathroom today. and mopped the floor in the kitchen. yay. oh and i hung out with erchap. it was rad. we ate some magnificent pizza and went to the mall for a spell and chilled and chatted. and looked at pics of Carl. yeah... i have a huge crush on him.

my head is singing "We watched Titanic and it didn't make us sad!" over and over because i'm watching it and i'm not sad a: because i don't get sad easily, 2: i can't hear it (as aforementioned) c: I love Leo DiCaprio a mill and he will never die to me. and when he does for real, i will be most sad. that is when i'll cry. possibly. or not... because i don't know him and i don't cry. Not heartless, just doesn't cry.

YAY! HAllowEEN Is COMING!! yay. yayaaayyyyyaaaay! it's my fave. and, and, i love how much candy i can buy for less. i'm gonna get a lot and then eat it over the span of till christmas. probably. oh. and i'm hungry now. I even ate 2 WHOLE pieces of pizza and lunch! and a bowl of oatmeal! blah blah.

oh, and if you want a shot of happiness with your morning coffee. or whatever you drink.. go to here and say "awww!" and "cuuuute!" and other things like that. seriously, it makes me so so happy.

that's all, she wrote.

Friday, October 7, 2011


This week was certainly a make-up for the heck-tic mess that was last week. I don't even remember what happened because i was so flustered and stressed and it was not fun. in the slightest.

But this week has been really nice and fun. I was never in a tizz or panic-y. It's just been lots of good. if that makes sense... i'm just trying to remember why this was such a good week. I gave a guy in my ward my number. we played Halo on tuesday and it was fun. i killed some things. I'm really glad the real world isn't as violent and i hope that, if it does, the Doctor can swoop in and make it a peaceful place again. that'd be nice. and Jonny and me might hang out this weekend or something. idk. maybe the dance! (stay tuned for more into on that)

And a couple boys in my ward gave me their Joker pumpkin after famblynite. It's in my room on my dresser right now! and it looks like this:
It's really cool. and i'm very happy. it's painted greenish black on the back.

Oh, i'm at school right now. I have a class in an hour and a half and then i have work until 6ish. i close today. and then there's an 80's stake dance!! I hope it's real and good 80's and that, if it's not, they'll let me dj. because i know my 80's. even though some of the peeps in my ward were born there. you know... in the 80's. still.

And i'm watching Yellow submarine "The meanies are coming! The MEANIES ARE COMING!" on youtube at the same time. I have a paper due in my next class but i did it already and i really hope it doesn't suck. i hope it's actually really good. i feel good about it, but you know... blah and stuff.

And i guess you could say i'm on another epic Beatles kick. hhoops hah. no, it's cool. i like it.

 I'm thinking of buying a hot chocolate but i can just make me a free one in a couple hours. patience is a virtue, i spose. Seriously, though, it's freezing out here. there were like 2 days of autumn and then snow and cold and unhappiness. but i think it's going to warm up in a bit here. or at least it should. mother nature is a beast who is pms-y during spring and fall. short-tempered and quick to change her mind. sheesh.

and yeah, i think you're up to speed. so cool.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

C'est une Blague.

I renamed my blog. sometimes it's cool to have a diff blog title than the url. 
So i went with one of my new favorite French sayings:
C'est une blague.
it means "it's a joke" 
it's kind of like French's "jk, lol." but it's somewhat more formal. just a little.

speaking of French, in my class today, someone  brought croissants and butter and chocolate chips: incredifabulorad. i made that up. but no srsly, they were AMAZING. He works at Brick Oven and got them from there and i wanted to eat several.
j'ai envie manger trop de croissants. 
i'm starting to really like french again. maybe it's how funny my class is and how much i already know. 

anyway, i just thought you should know. 
love, elle

Sunday, October 2, 2011


how many people can live-tweet General Conference? too many.

But i really enjoyed this one. it just kept reminding me "hey. you need to bust out that p. blessing and have a read or two." so as soon as i got home, went to ward prayer, washed the dishes, cleaned my room, and got some sinus relief herbal tea, i got it out and read through it.

I am amazed how many times i am reminded of my Heavenly Father's love lately. It's like every day. Even when i don't have FHE or Institute or church or anything. I just feel him walking with me to my classes and sitting with me during my lunch break while i'm reading my homework due in less than an hour (it's okay. it's just reading. and it's better if i read it closer to the class because i remember more).

I am constantly being reminded of his infinite power too. Like in my French class. I am learning a lot about this whole new culture and i can't believe how Heavenly Father just created everyone and gave them each different adventures and like even knowing different languages is incredible.

And Dr Who! (you know i had to tie it in somehow. just wait. it gets better.) It just reminds me that He made worlds without end. We don't even know those worlds or how they live or what they speak or what they look like. Well.. they're going to look like us most likely because we are created in his image and after his likeness but we don't know what they're skin color will be. Just take the diversity of the earth and make it on a larger scale.

And he put this most incredible prophet on Earth just for us. It really feels like Thomas S. Monson was chosen to speak to us in this generation because we all love his stories and his humor and his genuine love for each and every one of us. I'm sure if i went up to him that he would treat me like a cousin. because that's just how he is. He's the perfect example for us to follow, really.

And of course, i have to mention that i went home this weekend. You may think i'm a sissy for going home bi-weekly but i have reasons every time! never just frivolity. Although i do enjoy spending time with my fam and seeing my high school mates. I guess I just feel a lot more comfortable there because i don't have to work around non-relative people with different lives than me and put myself out there a mil. I can just enjoy the company of my mom and dad as we watch a movie or talk about my future wedding (no, no. I'm not dating anyone or anything. i'm just planning like every other girl.) or getting gas with my dad's money and having a DVR and i know where everything is and i can navigate the walmart and target fairly well and i have people i can see without travelling a million miles and planning days in advance.

I'll tell you what happened this weekend because i think it's cool. My super rad boss and i were chatting and i told her that 1 of my 2 friday classes was cancelled and that i could go home early friday for a long weekend besides the fact that i have work. And she said she could cover my shift and Yungmuk volunteered to take my Saturday. Yay! So i left home at about 10, grabbed some gas, and headed home for a fun surprise. I came in through the back door to see my mom waiting at the bottom of the stairs. She said "I saw you sneaking!" and i said "I left my keys at my apartment and i was hoping the back door was open..." and then i went down and hugged her and we watched most of an episode of parenthood.

 then i went to my Alma Mater to surprise Abby. I got there and chatted with my old jewelry teacher for a mint about how i won $2 at the county fair for my necklace and some other stuff and then i went into abby's french class and chatted with my old french teacher for a mint until the bell rang and i saw abby about to walk out and then her friend said "hey, isn't that your sister?" and she was all "Heeeeey!" and came over and hugged me and then i took her and Lex and Reese out to lunch. and then i bought abby a super rad foam finger like "live long and prosper" but viking-y. you'll have to see it. then she ditched her last class and her, me, and mom went to Dilly Dally's and abby got some sunglasses and we bugged mom a bit and it was fun. then we picked up some maddox (<3) and came home.

and then we also did the conference stuff, played the game i got dad for his birthday and we had a turkey dinner and we watched Whip It (LOVE! I would definitely want to buy this movie. It's SO cute and it's just great. recommend frosho.) and Megamind (also pretty good but not as good as Whip It) - not in that order. oh, and me, Mom and Sharla went to their cousin Leslie's son's wedding reception and chatted and ate some yummy refreshments and then went to HomeGoods and Sharla bought me a really nice side-table storage thing that i'm so excited about.

and now i'm home, blogging, and i'm about to go to bed. i just made myself a cute lunch for tomorrow of a peanut butter sandwich, a granola thing, cookies, and an orange juice thing. awww! reminiscent of youth and all that. i'm excited. it's even in a princess lunch box. yay!

here's a link to my song of late.
or this one:
either way.
i wish i could, like, make the vids actually on here. but it never works for me.

okay. night!
-Ellen of Utah
p.s. Pres. Monson quoted the Beatles! heart.