Friday, April 23, 2010

Tie your shoe!

So as many of you have noticed/mentioned to me, I had to give up BEDA. Because of the move and finding myself without internet for about a week, I realized other things were more important.

But it's a slow Friday afternoon and I am having a hard time keeping my eyes open so here is a random list I've been making in my head of things to mention. Have you noticed yet how much I like making lists? I really really do if you haven't noticed. Weird.

~ Today I was walking down a hallway when one of the patients said to me "Stop right there, young lady" I turned around preparing for the worst when she bent down, and tied my shoe. It was one of the weirdest moments of my life.
~ Despite (or maybe because of) the rainy, cold weather today, my hair is at it's most fantastic, go figure. In other news, I pulled my hair into a miniscule ponytail last night. YAY!
~Yesterday I went with my roommies on a trip to Costco and bought these DELISH El Pollo Loco bowls. Yum diddily, I brought one to work today for lunch!
~There is a jewlery sale going on down in the main part of the hospital and I really want to go buy something from it. Curses, why do I have to be poor!!!!!!!!
~It's REALLY cold in here, I'm gonna go glance at the jewlery and get out of here (sans debit card so I can't buy anything!)

Dag, yo!

Monday, April 12, 2010


So today we had to take down our quote board and since we aren't taking it with us I've reprinted our quotes for posterity. Most of these won't make any sense to anyone beside me and Rachel.

-"We need the smallest west pastable" Brittany
-"Oh shut up cup o' noodles" Rachel
-"Shirts are coming off, we are in buisness!" Brittany
-"Good job sweatshirt" Rachel
-"I made you a burger with salsa LOVE ME!!!!" Brittany
-"Oh, it looks like Christmas is fighting" Rachel
-"Why are we laughing, we should have been depressed for this" Brittany
-"No candy coated shit for you!" Rachel
-"Rachel I want to make sex to you" Brittany impersonating Michael Westen

Ha, we are funny.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fun Memories

So since I've been cleaning and moving things, I've found some really fun memories I'm going to list them here.

-The dye spot on the wall where Rachel and I accidentally got hair dye from the first weekend she live here.
-The Skulls that moved in during October and have stayed wearing various funny looking hats. They curently have mustaches and sombreros counting down until we go to Cabo.
-The hooks left stuck to the celing in the living room where I once night decided to build a sheet fort.
-The large piece of fake fur and leftover fabric from my Rainbow Brite Halloween costume that was held entirely together with hot glue.
-3 Different program from church that Rachel and I have drawn various stupid things on when I was so bored at church.
-The last remaining sticker given to me by Mark Hoppus at the Blink-182 concert
-The Ripped pants from the fateful last boat ride at Lake Powell Spring Break 09
-The Nerdfighterlike T-Shirt
-The sand encrusted high heels and flip flops from my second shoot with Ashely and Rachel
-My black slides that I never cleaned the mud off of from running around a park in West valley on the 4th of July with Ashley and Chris
-My Rigby Idaho t-shirt
-Notes written back and forth between me and various people during sacrament meeting
-My old and new Jesters Shirts and my gold shoes
-The two VERY obvious stains on the living room carpet from Rachel's makeup spilling and I clumsily spilling my diet coke
-The mice traps from the battle with Gus Gus (not that I kep them, I actually threw them away the other day)
-The Makeout Chair

It's been a fun run here at the Water Temple, and part of me is really sad to move away from all the fun memories, but I'm glad to be opening a new chapter in my life.
Boxes packed: 6
Bags of Garbage: 2
Days Till Move: 2

Quote of The Day:
"Here is the church
Here is the steeple
We sure are cute
For two ugly people"
The Moldy Peaches "Anyone Else But You"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I'm not really in a mood to blog about funny stories or talk about moving. Tonight I announced that I'm going to be going on extended leave from Jesters. It was pretty emotional thing for me. That team has become such an amazing thing in my life and I'm really sad to leave it.

It's bittersweet because I knew I was going to quit come August for school, but all of this moving has happened in such a whirlwind of a week that I hadn't really prepared to quit.

As I've been packing I've been coming across little things that I've picked up from the last year and a half of living here. It's made me a little nostalgic for all the fun life defining moments that have happened to me. I mean I've become an adult in this house basically.

Anyway, I'm not going to say much more because it's making me too sad.
Boxes Packed: 4
Bags of Garbage: 1
Days Till Move: 4
Quote of The Day: “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Weird Thoughts

So as most of you know, I work in a hospital. There is something magical about a hospital that sort of make me think of REALLY weird things. I don't know how these thoughts got in my head or why I always think of them only when I'm at the hospital, but for some reason I always do. I feel today would be a good day to share some of those crazy thoughts I have.

1. Whenever I ride the elevators I always...ALWAYS make bets on which one will get there first. I usually only do this with myself. Occasionally when I used to work with another aide named Brandon, we would make actual bets usually involving one of us having to clean the office or some piece of equipment. But now that I don't work with him anymore, I only make bets with myself. Usually the bets are along the lines of "take the trash out today if I lose, take it out tomorrow if I win."
2. There is a doctor who every time I look at him I think "He looks like this guy". No matter how many times I see him, I ALWAYS think that, and I laugh a little to think of him battling it out with a secret agent platypus.
3. On the 1st floor of the hospital just as you come out of the visitor elevators there are 3 photos of close ups of the inside of flowers and every time I see them, I always think they look like women's genitalia. It's very Georgia O'Keefe, but much less subtle and pretty.
4. Whenever I have both pagers on, as stupid and childish as it sounds, I feel like I'm a super important person in the hospital. Even if I don't get a single page on them at all, I feel like at any second I could be paged for something REALLY important and I would have to dash off Grey's Anatomy style and save the day.
5. I kind of always hope that somehow something that happens on ER would happen here at the hospital. How terrible it that? Like I hope that someday while I'm working here, I get taken hostage by a drug seeker. messed up is my mind if I think that???? Or some sort of evacuation due to a fire or something. Of course when I imagine this, NO ONE gets hurt. Everyone ends up happy an healthy in the end. I'm such a weirdo!
6. I like to imagine really bitchy patients/family members in funny generic costumes when they are driving me nuts. The costumes I imagine are as follows: cowboy, cheerleader, gorilla, firefighter, and princess. Both genders are put into these costumes. It is really a treat to imagine my coming-off-the-sauce asshole patient in a princess costume with a hairy chest and a beard.
7. Every time I pass a med room, a clean utility room, or one of the resident on call rooms, I always think about grabbing one of the hotter male nurses (or any good looking male staff member) that populate this hospital and passionately make out with them in said room.
8. Whenever I pass an empty room I have a sincere desire to grab a few prewarmed blankets and take a long nap in the room. I feel like no one would be the wiser even though someone would probably find me out 10 minutes in to the nap and I would be written up/fired.
9. I firmly and truly believe this hospital is haunted. I mean how can it not? SO many people have died here, someone has to still be sticking around to make it a little spooky. The only time I enjoy being here at 6 is on a Saturday when most of the regular clinics are shut down for the weekend and the lights in some of the hallways are off. I like to walk through them and think up tragic stories for the people who have died here. Most of them usually mirror the story of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland involving a dead husband and a his forlorn suicidal bride.

Anyway, those are my weird thoughts.

Boxes Packed: 4
Bags of Garbage: 1
Days Till Move: 4
Quote of The Day: This

Monday, April 5, 2010

Packing and Cleaning

I started packing my first box for the move last night. It's really heavy and I totally didn't even fill it. It's got all of my framed photographs, which there are A LOT of them. I also should be washing laundryy like a fiend but I just.....don't want to.

I mean for crying out loud, the best of "I love the 80's" is on. Who can compete with that. It's seriously one of my favorite television series. There is nothing that can compare with it.

Moving on, my home teachers came over for one last "home teach" before we move, but basically it was to come see Rachel (which she consitently denies). But it does make me a little sad that the two of them probably won't be coming over to our house anymore. I enjoy those fellas.

Anyway, I'm completley strapped for things to write about now so I'll introduce a new feature that will be going for the next week or so.

Boxes Packed: 1
Bags full of Garbage: 1
Days left till move: 5

Quote of The Day:
"Hank, do you know what the difference is between regular cupcakes and nerdfighter cupcakes? Instead of containing a lot of sugar, nerdfighter cupcakes contain a lot of awesome." John Green

Sunday, April 4, 2010


So TECHNICALLY I've missed the April 4th blog deadline by 40 minutes, but I was with my family for most of the day and have had no time to blog at all. I started my morning with my mom, my sister, and myself wrestling my almost 4 year old neice into eating, dressing, potty-ing, and groom at various intervals. She's gotten into thinking that screaming and crying will get her way, and frankly I'm glad I don't have children right now. I'm too impatient (and still too much of a child myself).

But the Bailey-Axelrod annual get together for Easter was today and has ALWAYS involved the following:
-An adult Easter egg hunt that usually has wrestling, running, fighting, lots of yelling, and attempts to steal each others eggs.
-My mom and my Aunt Paula bringing us our Easter bags to a rousing chorus of "Here Come Peter Cotontail"
-My brother and I getting into some sort of half assed wrestling match, usually ending in him either running away or him pulling the old "my arms are long and if I put my hand on your forehead you can't touch me" move
-Food laced with Matzo (my uncle is Jewish and celebrates Passover)
-Loud laughter
-Lot's of candy due to my Aunt and cousins giving up candy for lent.
-A visit from Califorina living Lisa
-LOTS of food

Anyway, Easter is kind of our holiday. Our family has always done Easter up big. One year we went to Bear Lake for the holiday weekend and celebrated not only the Resurection of Christ, but of the Lord passing over the houses of the Jews and not killing thier firstborn. We were all holed up in a couple of condos and had an AMAZING park wide Easter egg hunt that spanned the entire trailer resort of which we are members. The weather was also GORGEOUS that weekend and a long standing family inside joke of "Cheau Fwa Ham" that is so not how it's spelled.

My family is basically the coolest!

"I'll tell you what then, don't.... step on any butterflies. What have butterflies ever done to you?" -The Doctor (my love)

Saturday, April 3, 2010


So it's mega MEGA cold in the office today. It's been pretty mellow here at work. I've been freaking out a little bit about money considering I had to drop 200 dollars today on a deposit for the Magical House of Wonder and come Monday I will also be dropping first months rent. So I'm gonna have to be a good kid and not spend any money until payday on Wednesday.

Anyway, boring, poorly written first paragraph aside, besides moving to a new place, I'm starting to get really excited about going to Mexico. I was talking to my Dad today about my birthday present from him (he's paying for my surf lessons in Cabo on my actual birthday). So I started thinking about the fun that Rach and I are going to have on this trip and how basically it will be my last vacation until 2012.

Then of course I got thinking about school, which excites and frightens me at the same time. Being an ESFP (still don't know what that is? One of these days I'll talk about Meyers and Brigg, I promise!) I don't really like to think about the future. In fact thinking about my future gives me a little bit of an anexiety attack (REALLY LITTLE, nothing to worry about dear readers). I mean right now, even thinking about moving into this new house is making my skin tingle and my stomach swoop. I mean it's a new palatte for decorating, it's new people, it's new adventures in a new town. It's all the things I LOVE, but since I really don't have a REALLY good idea of all the goings on that might happen (good or bad!) it makes me minimally nauseous.

Quote of the Day:
"The way I see it, if you want rainbows, you gotta put up with the rain" -Dolly Parton

Friday, April 2, 2010


Okay, so we didn't actually get the house, we got two rooms in seriously one of the most gorgeous houses I've ever seen. I felt like I was walking through a celebrities house or I had stumbled on the set of "Cribs". It's so amazing!

Move in will probably happen this weekend, and I'm TOO EXCITED to really form good sentences so yeah, go team!

Quote of the Day:

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.”

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Every Day in April

So last year at the beginning of April, one of my favorite authors Maureen Johnson challenged her blog readers to BEDA (Blog Every Day in April). I've decided to challenge myself to do this again this year. I only got to day 4 last year (typical ESFP of me (more on that later)).

I feel like I'm not a terribly good blog writer and can only write when I have an INTESNE EMOTION (read: angry, usually). Anyway, I need to challenge myself when it comes to blog writing. Go Me!

So anyway, a week ago my landlord came and spoke to my best friend/roommate and told him that he's putting the house we live in up for sale. At first I was DEVASTATED. I've been living in this house for almost a year and a half, it had become my home. I had decorated the living room myself, I had basically put my decrative stamp on the basement here and it feels like my home.

I kind of freaked and started asking around like crazy if people knew where I could live thinking that I would be kicked out of my house like the next day. It didn't end up that way, of course, but since Lynn said he was selling the house, he's been here NON-STOP fixing things. So the last few days I feel like I'm being pushed out of the house, and Rachel agrees.

But there is this great shining light that has shined on us. Rachel was talking to some of her friends and we got news of a GORGEOUS house that we are probably going to move into. Just writing about it is giving me this burst of sparkling optimism that makes me want to do a little dance.

Moving out is a scary thing, I really have a life here. I have friends nearby and a staff of Cafe Rio employee's who basically know me by name, a great ward, and the Empress a stones throw away. But at the same time, I'm SO excited. I feel like this is a really great way to start a fresh page in my life.

I'll keep you updated on the move. The house we are (POSSIBLY) moving into is going to be AMAZING, it has a gorgeously huge balcony, a ginormous backyard, and an all around beautiful look too it. I can't wait to move if it's where we end up!!!!!!

Quote of the day:
"Anyone can be passionate, it takes real lovers to be silly" -Rose Franken