Thursday, July 29, 2010

What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?

I don't know and I don't care.

If one more person does something stupid

I will probably die.

Idiot Number One:

Let's call him Tom, because that is his name. His blatant misspelling of the word "embarrassed" is embarrassing.


Idiot Number Two:

Whoever made this sign. It says, "Norfolk Executive Confrence Center." Now, everyone makes spelling errors. However, most people do not post them on huge signs for the whole world to see. It doesn't do much for the credibility of any Norfolk executives who happen to use this building.

Idiot Number Three:

Actually this is a group of idiots. And I think there are quite a few other people who think this way. Now, I'm not bashing on Republicans. I'm not educated enough to even have a party affliation. I'm just bashing on stupid Republicans who voice unsubstantiated opinions that they probably just got from their parents or peers. Here is a conversation (edited, in italics) that is truely "enbarresting." And to think, these people are old enough to be registered voters.

Person A's Facebook status: How many of us know what's going on in this country? [not you, that's for sure].. How many of us know about our president (Not including the fact that he's black)?.. Excuse me if im wrong but i've recently learned that OBAMA isn't a US citizen, the dude is from Kenya.. So, he's not supposed to be president.. and he's paying lots of money to keep it quiet. WTH. Who knew? [I'm pretty sure if this was true, the millions of Republicans determined to ruin Obama's administration would know and would have done something about it by now. In fact, the Democrats wouldn't have even let him run if they thought he would get busted as a Kenyan pretending to be American.]
Person B: I knew. I hate obama
Person A: There's so much stuff that pple don't kno about and alotta ish is bouta happen... pple should read up. [Because, judging by the link you posted at the end of this conversation, you are a very well-read person, and garner your information from incredibly reliable sources]
Person C: You right.. Our country is messed up. Real bad.
Person B: We're all doomed....
Person A: Yea... welcome to America.... im trynna go to Australia somewhere!.... Amsterdam!!
Person C: Oh yeaaaa!
Person A: [The number one place for idiots to read about current events]

In conclusion, I don't write this to be rude. In fact, I'm doing a service to society! This quote from The Office sums it up quite nicely, I think.

Michael Scott: What is the most inspiring thing I’ve ever said to you?
Dwight Schrute: “Don’t be an idiot,” changed my life. Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, “Would an idiot do that?” and if they would, I do not do that thing.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Robert Bissell

I found a new artist who I am officially in love with. Odd, yet amazing. You can't tell in most of these pictures, but he always hides some other animals in the background of his paintings. It's so fun to try and search for them! You, too, should become a Bissell fan. Seriously. It's a really good idea, I promise.

Find the Good

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."


1. I have a great job! My supervisor is so funny and my fellow cashiers are all really awesome. One of them is even a psych major like me! I get plenty of hours and get paid above minimum wage.

2. I just got 150 pictures from this past year printed and they're being shipped to my home right now! This means... scrapbooking! My mom and I are going to clear off the dining room table and spread out all of our scrapbooking stuff and just go to town! It's going to be awesome.

3. Audiobooks. Seriously. What a blessing!

4. Northanger Abbey. Such a good book! And a great way to pass away the time on my breaks.

5. My kitchen is fully stocked with everything I need for delicious midnight snacks! I never fully appreciated this until I left for school.

To sum up:
I am extremely blessed. You are too! And don't forget it!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The meaning of summer

Otium cum dignitate —  Leisure with dignity.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy? Ecstatic? Thrilled? Perfect? Overjoyed?

Alexithymia (ah-lek-sah-THI-mee-ah) —
inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner

from the Ancient Greek words λέξις and θύμος —literally "without words for emotions"

So this is actually a psychological condition, but I feel that it definitely applies to my life right now. I'm home! Back from college! I love BYU, but I have missed home so much!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Work it, girls. Get fierce.

Utah's obnxiously beautiful weather demanded that we go outside in cute outfits and take pictures. Here is a sampling, a smattering, if you will, of our excessive attractiveness.

Honestly? Yes, I think we're model quality. Vogue? Probably. Runway? I just need to tailor my walk a bit. Catalog? I would never stoop to such a level. So why don't I go for it? Well, I don't think modelling is right for me. I don't really like the superficiality of the model industry anyways.

Hollywood is a different story.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Lethologica (lee-tho-LO-gi-ca) —

the inability to remember the right word; a psychological disorder that inhibits an individual's ability to articulate thoughts by temporarily forgetting key words, phrases, or names in conversation

Letho- from the Ancient Greek, Lethes, a river of Hades that effaced memories, and logica from the Greek word for word, logikos.

In daily conversation, I often suffer from Lethologica. I think this is why, for the most part, I prefer to write.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I do.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shanti means peace

That's what they told us at the Festival of Colors, a Hindu festival that celebrates the coming of spring. The festival itself, however, was anything but peaceful. It was basically a huge mob of people at a Hindu temple throwing colored chalk everywhere. The combination of people was just weird: Mormons, Hindus, potheads, hippies... They had it all! But it was so fun anyways!

This is before the colors were thrown. I didn't actually take this picture, but it's a really good one of the temple.

It was pretty easy to find the hippies.

Oh boys. Sometimes they try so hard...

I didn't take this picture either, but this is when everyone threw the colors at once. The air was so hazy that it blocked out the sky! It was hard to breathe or even see because of all the chalk smoke.

Yes... I bought a shirt with a British flag on it to wear to an Indian festival. But hey! It was only $3! What a good deal. And I don't think half the people there were even intelligent (or sober) enough to understand the connection anyways.

On the long walk back to the cars. Having such dirty skin made our teeth look really white!

We had so much fun!

Even on the long, slow trip home.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's too late to apologize

Despite my British heritage, I still have an immense appreciation for this brilliant remake of Apologize.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


There is this show called Community. This show has a character named Abed. And he is pretty much hilarious. Here are some clips of how hilarious he is. Basically, if he was real, we would be best friends.



ABED AS A KRUMPER (Krumpist? Krumpee? I'm not sure.)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rebecca Mary Cutler

Eighteen years ago last Saturday, a wonderful, miraculous, amazing thing happened. Rebecca Mary Cutler entered into this world. Since then, we have encountered many ups and downs. We argued, giggled, competed, and encouraged each other. We have come up with so many inside jokes and, even though I'm across the country from her right now, we still have the same special bond over the phone. She is an amazing person and I am so proud to call her my sister! So here is a special tribute to you, Beckster.

"Have fun with it!"


"My friend! ... Is over there."

"Hewwo. This is my fwend the wed wobster."

(British accent) "My name's Peter, and I like jam!"

"Look! The thing! It fell!"

"And then they made me their chief."


Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because he was dead!

3 girls + 2 milkshakes + Lean on Me, soul style.

Church ball. Need I say more?

Ms. Durr... Mister?

That Totally Appropriate 70's Show! Totally! Starring Shaniqua, Shanaynay, and Shazelma

The School War

"Sisters, sisters. There were never such devoted sisters."

"Mayonnaise!" Also, eating the whole apple. Literally, the entire thing.

"Are you stuck in a box?" "I'm stuck in a box." "And you can't get out?" "I can't get out!" "Then you need Stink Away! The all-natural, no hazard aerosol spray! Just spray it on, and in seconds you'll be gone!"

(British accent) "What's marking?" "It's when you make fun of somebody!"

"Cause we are sisters! We stand together. We make up one big family but we are not the same. Our spots are different, different colors. We make each other stronger, that ain't ever gonna change."

Rebecca: You are awesome.
Anyone else who is reading this: Don't worry. You probably won't understand what most of this meant, and that's okay.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Scary Story

Once upon a time, a normal, college-aged girl knew six boys. Let's call these boys Luke, Tyler, J.J., Wade, Erick, and Nathan, because those are their names. These boys were usually nice and sometimes normal. One evening, a very mean and unknown person threw a large shooter marble at their window! It broke the outside pane of their double-paned kitchen window. This normal, college-aged girl was over at their dorm at the time, and called the campus police, who came and filled out a report. The End.

Actually, it is not The End. The next night, the normal, college-aged girl was not at their dorm. She received a text message from the boys saying that another large marble came through their window. This marble broke through both panes of glass this time, and left a dent in the ceiling before landing on their kitchen floor. And so this normal, college-aged girl went over to their dorm and saw three campus policemen who took themselves very seriously. The were hardened after many brutal years of BYU campus crime, I suppose. These policemen filled out another report, put the marble in a very official evidence bag, covered the holes in duct tape, and left. The very official policemen agreed that the marble must have been shot from a slingshot or a paintball gun, and interrogated the six boys about their love lives, in order to scope out any possible suspects. However, to the disappointment of the policemen, as well as the normal, college-aged girl, these boys did not have any interesting or dramatic girlfriend problems. And so ended the search for the culprit. The End.

Yes. This story may seem to be too fantastic, too ridiculous to be true. However, I can guarantee that it is. If you do not believe me, then here is photographical evidence to prove it:

The six boys actually did not mind the incident. Yes, that may seem strange. But they actually garnered quite a good amount of attention from others, particularly girls. Here are examples of some comments they received after the incident:

"What the heck! Who would do that? That is really lame! Stupid people!"

"That is really scary, I am really sorry you guys!"

"no way! who in the world is out to get you guys?!?!"

"o my goodness i feel so bad for you guys, thats terrible. there were cops looking around outside forever tonight."

So yes. They rather enjoyed it, I think.

The End.

A Sad Story

Once upon a time, there was a normal, happy, college-aged girl. One day, all of her roommates were gone, so she turned up her "Happy Music" playlist and was singing along while straightening her hair. All of a sudden, at a very energetic part of the song, her hair-straightener slash microphone bumped into her chin, leaving a long, thin burn mark right in the middle of it. This burn mark stayed on her face for several days and looked ridiculous. Then it faded away and she got back to her normal life again. The End.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

There is no one alive who is youer than you!


"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way."

"So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads."

"There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go."

"...ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, 'Act swiftly awesome pacaderm!' "

"You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains."

"Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France
Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance
To escape from the perilous pants eating plants
But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy
You ought to be shouting how lucky am I!"

Friday, February 26, 2010

L to the O to the V to the E.

Since it's been 11 days since Valentine's Day, I should probably at least mention how mine went before I completely forget. It was awesome!!! Right before we went to bed the night before, we got a call telling us to go look at our back door. When we checked, we found three bouquets of roses!

We also found a poem written by J.J. and Tyler:

To the Robison girls who are awesome.
We give thee some Valentine’s blossoms.
But don’t stop reading yet,
Because thou wilt get,
Some Valentine’s rhymes,
That sound divine.

TO SARAH THE SWEET, for whom I would wait,
Can this be fate? I fall for thy bait.
Thy humor never fails to make me chuckle.
Whenever I see thee, my knees they do buckle.

TO BECCA THE WISE, thou hast stars in your eyes.
Thou art my demise. My heart is thy prize.
Thy musical skill leaves me wishing for more.
Thou makest me crumble right down to my core.

TO KATIE DIVINE, thou art very kind.
My heart thou dost bind because thou art fine.
Thy fun-loving nature always has sparkle,
Whether playing basketball, soccer, or Farkle.

Over our hearts thou hast great powers.
So we leave thee one dozen Valentine’s flowers.
As well as this poem, that seems as though from above,
To thee, the three girls whom we love.

The next afternoon, Becca, Sarah, and I made the boys an amazing dinner. Sarah made pasta with herbs and sun-dried tomatoes. It was delicious. Becca did some serious decorating and cleaning, and I made a frozen brownie-ice cream-cool whip dessert with cookie crumbs on top. Yes, I know. I am amazing. Then we wrote the boys a poem in return! And I must say, it was probably the best poem ever written.

Ode to Shipp 116

To the boys of Shipp 116,
This poem is for you, on whom we are keen.
We’d like to thank you on Valentine’s Day
For being yourselves in your own special way.

TO TYLER THE KIND, ‘tis you we adore,
For making us feel treasured and leaving roses at our door.
Your happy face lights up the room,
Your cheery voice dispels all gloom.

TO ERICK THE BRAVE, ‘tis you we crave.
When we are downhearted, it’s you who doth save.
With your humor, quick-wit, and the accent of a Brit
We have concluded that you are pretty legit.

TO NATHAN THE FAIR, in you we delight.
You’ll succeed in Africa even though you are white.
Your outgoing ways always make us smile,
And you always impress us with your great sense of style.

TO WADE THE MAGNIFICENT, ‘tis you we idolize.
We caress your brown hair, drown in your blue eyes.
We are so glad you don’t think we are homely,
When you’re in the room, we’ll never be lonely!

TO J.J. THE JUST, after you we do lust.
You’re over every day, seeing you is a must!
Though you’re underdressed, you look good in everything.
Your big hugs and ticklishness, much joy do they bring.

As you can see, we think you’re quite awesome.
Our love for you has only started to blossom.
You make the sun shine when skies are grey,
And so we’d like to say, Happy Valentines Day!

So we prepared a feast fit for a king. Or five kings...

I must say, it looks great for three girls on a college budget and a tight schedule. The boys loved their poems:

Look at how gentlemanly they are!

Although they weren't always completely... socially acceptable.

But we love them anyways!

All in all, a very successful dinner!

And a very exhausting one.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Old Spice is now a requirement for any future boyfriends.

Not because it smells good. Because of this commercial.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

If you are greatly concerned for the future of society...

then you probably shouldn't watch this video.

I Hope They Call Me On A Mission

Last Thursday was quite a crazy day! J.J. and 4 of his roommates got their mission calls at the same day! After weeks of anticipation, the boys eagerly ripped open their envelopes and, with parents on the phone and their friends all around, found out where they would be serving for the next two years. Everyone was so excited! Here are some pictures of J.J., Nathan, and Luke opening their calls.

Opening the call...

California, Carlsbad Mission, Spanish-speaking!

A bit overwhelmed.

But still very excited!

"I have no clue where I'm going..."

"Mozambique, Maputo, Portuguese-speaking! No way! That's awesome! So... is that in South America or something?"


"This is exciting! LOL."

"Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Spanish-speaking!"

"Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Say that three times fast."

Erick also got his call, and is going to the Utah, Salt Lake South Mission, Spanish-speaking. Tyler waited for his family to arrive on Sunday to open his call to the Texas, Houston South Mission, also speaking Spanish!

All of the boys report to the MTC in early May, and four of the five are speaking Spanish. This is such an exciting time for all of us Mormon kids! We're going to miss those boys a lot for the next two years, but we know that they are going to do some amazing work and be awesome missionaries! I guess Sarah, Becca, and I had better stock up on our stationary...