So here is the deal. Life is sweet. Plain and simple.
And here are just a few things I have to be happy about today:
- Jenny and I ran a 7:20 mile a few nights ago. Be impressed.
- Also we took advantage of a buy one, get one deal on froyo. Who doesn't love that?
- Best friend gets married next week. Which means....
- Road trip! EEP!
- I have the best job ever. Can you say carnival themed office party? Yes, it was as fun as it sounds.
Isn't Kimber just so cute and happy?! I seriously have the best coworkers on the planet.
- It's a beautiful day, AND it's almost the weekend.
That alone should be enough to keep a smile on my face.
- I get to go to SLC tonight! Not going to lie, I love this state's little urban capital.
Finally, I discovered the best little trick a few days ago.
If you are ever feeling blue-sy, or tired, or mad, or sad.... ..... basically anything opposite of happy......
Just force yourself to smile.
Sounds so cliche, right? Seriously though, it works!!
Try it, and be amazed.
Seeing: The usual slew of EFY kids. And lots of sun. Both of which make me undeniably happy. You know what else makes me happy? (Or WOULD, if I were actually participating....)The fact that the Fleet Foxes are in Utah tonight. Performing an outdoor concert. It's too bad they don't accept limbs or kisses as a form of payment instead of actual tickets....
Tasting: (Or rather anticipating the taste of) Friday night shave ice! Or frozen yogurt! Or any other frozen treat! Yay summer! And apparently exclamation points!!
Listening:Earth, Wind and Fire. Who's NOT trying to start their weekend with a little soul? That's the real question here. And the answer should be no one. Because lets be real, this song is the BEST.
Smelling: The brilliance of Marc Jacobs. Bless that man, and his wonderful fragrance line.
Feeling: Very tired and sore from this week's workouts. How are my hamstrings still crying from a weight class on MONDAY? You tell me. Because no amount of Tylenol has brought me relief.
So there you have it. Another boring list that probably only I care about. But who cares because only God can judge me.
Also, reasons why Harry Potter is more than just a book/movie.
Not to get all emotional and super sentimental....
But yeah, I'm going there.
As has been made apparent by the rest of the world, the final Harry Potter movie came out last night.
Honestly, one of the most incredible, defining events in my life.
And before you think I'm more of a super-nerd than I am,
(I can admit it!)
here is why there is so much more meaning to the series coming to a proverbial "end" than we may realize.
1. We grew up with these characters. From 4th grade to my senior year of high school, I always had a new book, a new story, to look forward to. Harry, Ron, and Hermione became more than just people on a page. They became my friends. Friends that I could relate to, and love.
2. Harry Potter has brought millions of people together.
All united in our obsessive love for the same magical world.
That is one thing I LOVED about the midnight showings. Everyone was so crazy and passionate. It's things like that that make life worth living. Things that we can put our whole heart and soul into, and then share that with others that we may otherwise have nothing in common with.
3. Who DOESN'T love a good fantasy-magic-related-tugatyourheartstrings story?!
4. These characters actually teach us something valuable about life.
Hermione shows us that being a bookworm and having a love of learning, is a wonderful thing.
Ron shows us the meaning of being a loyal, loving friend.
And Harry shows us the value of love, bravery, and diligence through difficult times.
Try finding all those lessons in the Twlight series.
(yeah I went there too.....)
5. Finally, Harry Potter has defined this generation.
The books and movies have literally taken over the world. . Delivered hours of entertainment. Shattered records. And finally, provided a beautiful escape from reality.
Just like Dumbledore so profoundly states:
"Of course it is happening inside your head.
But why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
It's moments like last night that make me so thankful for the little things we have been given.
Little things that deliver so much unadulterated joy.
So thank you Harry Potter.
Thank you for defining my childhood and changing my life.
Someone at work (we will refer to her as she-who-must-not-be-named) just informed the office that she has never seen the HP movies, nor read the books.
Also she has never seen Lion King or the Emperor's New Groove.
And to top it all off, not only has she NOT SEEN THEM, she is morally opposed to all of them.
A part of my soul just caught fire and died.
UPDATE 2: Remember how I was supposed to see Owl City on Wednesday night? Yeah well instead I decided to avoid heatstroke and projectile vomiting (neither of which are something I'm trying to do every day) and Jenny and I left early. Boo, summer heat and overcrowded venues. BOOOOO.
Sometimes (aka all the time) it bothers me when people apologize for not blogging.
I mean, I know my life is interesting *insert sarcasm*, but I seriously doubt that you guys get THAT stressed when I don't blog for a week.
So I'm not going to apologize.
So the fam was in town this week. And man alive, it was fun. I spent a few days up in Park City, enjoyed some rain, lots of time with the extended fam, and had a fun-filled (and sweat-drenched) time at Lagoon. I love my family. They are too adorable for their own good.
Don't mind my cheese ball smile. Apparently I'm one of those over-enthused ferris wheel riders.
Lagoon day was the kind of day I wish I could bottle up and turn into a perfume or something.
It was as perfect and summery as they come.
Lots of sun.
A little rainstorm.
Amusement park rides.
P.S. wanna hear about the kick-ace week ahead of me?
Tomorrow: a.m. bike ride. FINALLY.
Wednesday: Mat Kearny and Owl City. My love affair with Adam Young is about to be taken to a whole new level.
Friday: Harry Potter Party. Yes, it's going to be as epic as it sounds.
Saturday: Bridal Shower for bff Nicole. Out of control girl time. My favorite.
I'm out of breath just thinking about it all.
And those are just 5 more reasons (as if you need more!!!) why summer is the best thing on the planet.
Honestly, it's my favorite, next to October of course.
And what a better way to kick off the month than waking up to this?!
Seriously I was pumped for about an hour.
Simple pleasures, right?
Please excuse the cool checker pattern. This was taken from my bedroom window, hence the screen.
Also, I've never noticed all the power lines behind our apartment complex until I took that first picture.
Also I just have to say something.
Actually, first just look at this.
Hey Brooke, when was the last time your room looked like this?
I'm so embarrassed.
Also, obviously really terrible about unpacking after a trip. Having my own room is a problem, because it apparently makes me the biggest slob on the planet. Don't even worry, my family will be in town tomorrow. Which means guess whose room will be clean?
Finally, if you are looking for a soundtrack to your weekend, LOOK NO FURTHER! Warning: Someone's feeling a little hood throwback today.
1. Mo money, Mo problems- Notorious B.I.G.
2. Izzo (H.O.V.A.)- Jay Z
3. Changes- Tupac
4. All My Life: K-Ci and JoJo
Just listen to these on repeat and enjoy!