happyhappyhappy, funfunfun...

Oh wait.
Am I Rebecca Black?

are you tired of me posting videos yet?
I'm just trying to share lovely things with lovely people.
Speaking of, check out this mind blowing mash-up. 
Bonus points if you like Fleet Foxes and you actually know this song.

I know, right?!

In other news,
(I feel like I say that a lot. Maybe I am meant to be a broadcast journalist....)
1. Today's weather is so beautiful I could DIE. It should be a sin that the weather dictates my mood as much as it does. But I don't even cur. Today is undeniably beautiful.

2. I have been craving Indian food so badly, it's getting out of hand. It's to the point where I am considering going to India Palace by myself on Saturday night. Anyone want to accompany me? Because I am really serious about this.

3. My sweet little brother asked me on the phone this morning if I am going to come home for his birthday in May.
So I officially decided I will be making a surprise roadtrip home the day after Claira and Steven's wedding. 
BOOYAH to family time, pool time, fun time.

Alright that's all.
Peace and blessings.


can't... stop....

...listening to this masterpiece of a song.

Or this one.
I'm just so in touch with my foreign roots today!

In other news, I have decided a few things today.
1. Caffeine is my BFF sometimes. I hate to admit it, but there is no use denying the truth.
2. I think I am addicted to Parmesan cheese. And asparagus. And the combination of the two. Also sugar free jello. I'm actually probably MORE addicted to sugar free jello than anything in the world.
3. I can already tell that this summer, buying fresh flowers is going to become an addiction of mine. I may or may not have spent an hour looking through bouquets on Martha Stewarts website last night.
4. Whenever I have to drive anywhere, I use it as an excuse to go on a half hour trip around Provo. Mostly just up by the temple.
Case in point, last night after my math review.
I don't even realize I do it anymore, it sort of just happens.
So sorry in advance if you are ever with me and I do this.
Unless you enjoy driving as much as I do.
Then it's just a party!

Ok that's all.
Happy hump day, the week is half over!


this is so rich

Oh em gee, two posts in ONE DAY?!
Yeah. Fredette about it.
You will thank me in about 4 1/2 minutes.

can I get a "hollah" for my boy Plato?

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
- Plato


Thank you sweet winter, but now we're desperate to move on

The lyrical genius of Daphne Loves Derby, brought to you by this sad Arizona girl who just wants to fast forward to Thursday when the weather will be a balmy 60, and then fast forward to Friday when the weather will be an even balmier 65. 
Because right now, it's snowing.

On a happier note, I have some good things to share. 
Let's start with my love affair.
With seƱor music, of course.

*disclaimer: Someone (aka myself) popped some "letsbeobsessedwithmusictoday" pills this morning. I don't even feel bad about it. as obnoxious as it is*

And what I have heard so far is BRILL. Reminiscent of their old stuff mixed with the vibe of Julian's solo album. Pure genius.
"hi, we're the strokes, and we're fly as youknowwhat"
2. Also, Owl City released a new single and his album will be out on May 17. Booyah. I cannot wait.
(As apathetic as that sounded, I promise I feel more passionately about it. So passionate in fact that I just can't sum it all up in words. And I'm not going to try because I would probs sound crazier than I already do. I LOVE ADAM YOUNG, OKAY?!)

3. Also also, I am this close to buying the Mumford and Sons "Sigh No More" album. Marcus's voice is filled with so much passion, I may or may not get teary when I listen to White Blank Page. 
Listen to it and just TRY to tell me you don't feel the same.

4. Also also also, guess who is going to the Arcade Fire concert in Orem on April 11? 

5. Also also also also have you heard of the Reign of Kindo? No? Well they are phenominal. And this morning I was listening to their Pandora station and the first song to come on was freaking Mae, Just Let Go. If I wasn't in love before, I definitely am now. I mean let's be real.

So this weekend was really good.
Exhausting, but good.
Friday I reunion-ed with my girls from freshman year at Pizza Pie Cafe. 
Went to a show with future roommate, current roommate, roommate's fiance, roommate's brother, and other peeps.
Hit up Classic Skating for the ward party and almost DIED, both of a happiness induced bliss-seizure and a heart attack. Note to self, DO NOT try to talk to people or look up from the ground while skating. It requires 1000% attention or you WILL crash into a pole and die of internal bleeding.

Saturday I went to an intramural soccer game, again with my homies from friday. 
I'm kind of obsessed with them, just in case you weren't awares.
 Then we went to Kneaders for endless french toast, and WAH it was to die for.
Then, since I was going on negative sleep hours, I took 4 hours to do my normally 2 hours worth of econ homework. 
Then bachelorfriend Jenny and I watched a couple 24 episodes
Sidenote: I have decided I officially hate that show. Srsly. Like I'm not even going to finish watching it.

sorry Jack Bauer, you are 100% too intense for me

Then Sunday was just the best day ever, as per usual. 
I made some good food, hung out with some fantastic people, and just enjoyed the fantastic Sabbath. 
I am already counting down to next week. 
Specially cause its....

So that's basically all the cool things that went on this weekend.
And on my final note, I just want to share this. Because we all need this reminder s

“Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it LOUD and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have school the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?”


and I am finally thankful for accounting

"We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness"
Elder Neal A. Maxwell
This hit me like a ton of bricks today. 
Who knew you could receive so much inspiration through an accounting assignment?
The Lord works in mysterious ways



I am so ready to just embrace this weekend.

*holds arms out in a hug-like gesture*


Here are the things I am thinking about today.

1. I am so undeniably grateful for the tremendous people in my life. My sweet roommates Claira, Tashya and Liv. My adorable bachelorfriendturnedprettymuchbestbud Jenny. My mesa crew Nicole, Kimber and the NEWLY MARRIED Amy :) My coworkers Jeannie, Kyle and Parker. My boss Scott. My old courtesy chevrolet compadre/dearest friend Tiffany. My missionary bff's Christian and Chase. My prank war buddies Jason and Eric. And let's not forget about the forever fabulous glam fam, M&D, Mckay, Ty and Maggie. I don't know how I got so lucky. But I thank my lucky stars every day! These people make life 100% living.
And just because I love weddings, and these people...
Aren't they just the most beautiful couple? And how great am I in the above picture? So nice of them to include me haha. And thanks Kimber, for the pictures. Besos.

2. I am really in love with the Black Keys, Owl City, Manchester Orchestra and Fictionist today. And Mumford & Sons. I can't stop changing my Pandora stations. This madness has got to stop.

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

I have been feeling this so much lately as the weather is getting nicer. I cannot wait for spring to hit full blown. It's going to take all that's in me to not go on like 8 runs a day.
Also. Fun fact. For a while in high school, I wanted to be an architect. SO BAD. And seeing Frank Lloyd Wright's name attached to this quote just reminded me of that. Curse you Ayn Rand for writing Fountainhead and igniting said passion.

4. I mentioned this in number 1, but let me re-mention it. I am currently involved in a prank war. Of epic proportions, I fear. My team's last move was sticking a dead stuffed squirrel in friend's Eric and Jason's cupboard. I am scared every time I see them now, because I know something is coming. Something evil. Jason "borrowed our ice tray" last night, and regardless of the "we are so innocent" act, I am very suspicious. And scared. Mostly just really really scared.

5. I have been dying to watch Hot Rod lately. Maybe I will this weekend. Everyone could use a little more Andy Samberg in their lives!

 Funfact: one of my favorite parts of this movie is when Rod ultimate-punches his step dad. Makes me die laughing. Funnerfact: friend Chase used to fake-ultimate-punch me all the time. Rad.

 This is just for everyone's viewing pleasure. Because secretly (but not secret now) I think Andy Samberg is kind of a babe. Check out that jaw line!

Of course there is more on my mind today than just 5 things.
But I have better stuff to do now.
Like plan my schedule next week.
So cool


happy fabulous thursday

I just came across this, 
and it made me tremendously happy.
We all need these reminders, so here ya go!

And finally, here is a good song for this lovely springish day.


My phone at work is so Asian...

Today when I went in, the screen said
"You have voicemail"

So basically I'm going to tell you a story. A hypothetical story, of melodramatic proportions.

Once there was a girl.
And she was in school.
And school decided to take a horrible turn 
So did other things.
Like her sinuses.
Also her bank account.
And anything else stressful you can imagine.
Well then school handed her a big plate of midterms.
And then gave her the finger.
Yeah, the middle finger.
So remember her sinuses were also attacking her face, 
whilst midterms were attacking her brain.
And mostly she just wanted to wake up and die every day.
But she didn't.
And she took those tests.
And she didn't do super hott on them
And sadly she saved her worst test for last.
And because of her track record, she was scared out of her mind to take this accounting test.
So then she went to four hour long review sessions.
And spent weekend nights in the library.
And 7 straight hours in the TA lab.
And she may or may not have skipped several classes to keep studying.
may or may not have. 
Then one day,
a day like today,
she took that *%$# accounting test
and PWNED it folks.
And regardless of all other stressful things,
The end.

Hm. I feel like I have heard this story before, but it still makes me incessantly happy.
Job well done, accountingtestkillinggirl!
*insert sarcastic, knowing laughter*

Also.... You may have heard of the Maroon 5 song "Wake up Call". Well, there is a line in there that goes something like this:
"6 foot tall, came without a warning, so I had to shoot him dead."

Well about 3 years ago, Nicole and I, 2 very hearing impaired young women, decided that the line was actually:
"6 foot door, came without a warning, so I had to shoot him dead"

This line has been stuck in my head for days now, along with this image:

Happy Wednesday.
I'm going to go eat some ice cream or something.


Ain't it the truth

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, 
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be"
-Douglas Adams


Thank you, mother nature

The weather is unreal today.
I feel like I am getting a glimpse of what the next 5 months of my life are going to be like, and let me tell ya.

It's good. 
Mighty mighty good.

Also, I stumble[d]upon (i am soooo funny) this today, which just ULTIMATELY adds to my happiness. 
How does a place like this exist??
And what is the quickest way to get there before Saturday?
I mean let's be real.


My soul is ready for summer

This song is proof.
I can't stop listening to it.
And if you honestly don't think this is fit for sunshine,
well then you probably like Linkin Park so I don't even feel bad.


Intuition? Indigestion?

You know how sometimes you can feel something coming?

Something big?

And potentially exciting?

Also potentially world-rocking? (in a good or not-so-good way...)
That is the feeling I have been having all week. I have no idea what is wrong with me. 
Maybe I am just a loony making it up. 
Either way, it's nice to feel anticipation for something other than accountingexamfromhellnumbertwo next weekend. 
(Now that I think about it, maybe I am already so psyched out for that test that it's my subconscious way of freaking out 2 weeks in advance. Now THAT would be messed up haha)

On a slightly unrelated note, I just want to share this.

part 1
(because of course I couldn't possibly list all the things I love in one sitting!):

1. Mamma: This morning she sent me a heated text about her disappointment in the BYU Basketball team's performance last night, as well as offering me/the BYU student body consolation. I swear, she loves sports as much as the men in my family. It's so great, and pretty funny sometimes. I love her passion, it really carries over into every single area of her life. That's something I wish I was better at! Also, I'm pretty sure she understands me better than anyone on this planet. I feel like we have an ET-Elliot connection sometimes. She has a headache, I have a headache, you get the idea. Basically we are BFFZ!!!!

2. Padre: Honestly, he is the best teacher I could ask for. Especially, at the moment, in regard to my finances. Bless his heart, he is CONSTANTLY helping me make sure I budget and plan and it's tremendously helpful. And if I ever fall short, he is willing to help. But always with a friendly "what can you do better next time?". I am very thankful for that, because it's teaching me about the important aspects of finances that I haven't ever really understood before.

3. Mckay: Oh mylanta, this boy is such an angel. I mean let's be real. He has GOT to be the sweetest, most polite, handsome, adorable (he would probably kill me for using that word) 16 year old on the face of this earth. And one thing I adore so much about him is how comfortable he is expressing his love for me. I can call him, and even if he is with group of friends, he will still greet me with a "Hiiii Brooookkkkiiiiieeeee" (spoken in his best babygoofy voice). It's the most heartwarming thing ever.

4. Ty: The baby of the family doesn't fall far behind Mckay in his level of sweetness either. But one thing I just adore about Ty is his sense of humor. He is so sharp! And he has Mckay and I in uproarous laughter 98% of the time. He is also the classiest 12 year old I know. He has Journey's greatest hits memorized, and his other favorite musicians include Michael Jackson (whose greatest hits I'm pretty sure he also has memorized), Harry Connick Jr., The Beatles and Dan Fogelberg. Show me another 12 year old who has even heard of Dan Fogelberg, I mean let's be real.

Also, I can't get enough of this song today. Enjoy.


and the count down begins

The live version of Hey Jude that I am listening to (Paul McCartney in concert style) is making my day so great. Fun fact, I am obsessed with live music. It doesn't even matter what kind of music it is, I just love it live. AHH.

Also, I think it's high time I complain about school a little bit. I mean, let's be real. It's March (sidenote: YAY!), and I haven't said but 3ish things about this semester. Let alone the horrific-ness of the semester.

So I am taking econ, math, accounting and family finance right now. 
Here is the question I think I should have asked myself back in November when I was registering for classes:

"Brooke, on a scale of 1 to "I would rather drink a gallon of cyanide", how much do you want next semester to suck?"

Had I been logical and TRULY asked myself this, I think I would have said "I will take 1 please" (1 meaning maintenance of sanity, happiness, moderately busy schedule, and so forth.) 

Hello, self.

I think I am pushing 9 1/2 right now. 
Aka I might go buy a bottle of cyanide this weekend before I have to attack my next wave of midterms.
I am not really going to do that. But it's a comforting thought. Good thing there are only 31 more days (finals not included) of this craysiness!

On the flipside, things are looking up for spring and summer. Last week I went and talked with an adviser in the business school, and after considering everything, we decided that I shouldn't take classes. Instead, I will just take stats through independent study. Which means April-August is looking a lot freer and A LOT more enjoyable. I am so pumped to here in Provo for the summer especially. 
Rumor has it it's a blast. 
And I believe it.

And finally, the thing that is making me happier than anything this week:

Well that's about all I can muster for today. Family Finance calls... More like looms...
Until next time, PEACE.

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