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First Dates

I don’t really talk about dating very much, because it’s something I generally dislike. I guess that’s not totally true. I like dating, but usually only after I’ve been dating someone for a while. My guess at why is probably because first dates can be really uncomfortable. This past Saturday, I got asked and happily went on a date. I’m lucky in that it turned out to be surprisingly fun.

Some of you may remember this post about my recent dating past, along with a list of goals for dating life when I turned 21. In the almost three months since that post, I’ve had a handful of first dates. I don’t know if that’s a lot or not. It feels like a lot.

Some have been uncomfortable, some have been alright, and some were fun. Mostly, I feel like they’ve all been a lot of effort. It takes so much energy to be constantly trying to think of what to say next and wondering how I might be coming across. I guess because I’ve always been a “relationship-girl,” I’m used to going on dates with the same person. All these first dates are so out of the norm–and stressful.

Some of you may also remember this post about an epiphany I had regarding the kind of man I want to end up with. After re-reading that today, I would like to add “looks like a mountain man/lumberjack” to that list (that’s only kind of a joke) and say something I feel I should’ve mentioned then: I believe in making myself to be the kind of woman so as to deserve that kind of man.

Also, as much as I hate first-dating, it’s probably more likely that I’m going to find my tough-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside, bearded man by sucking up my overactive awkward-o-meter and going out on first dates.

My fingers are still crossed that he appears out of nowhere, here in Utah.

Now that I’ve scared off any future potential boys, here are some photos from the date I went on this weekend:

Firstly, he got me balloons.

“I may or may not have looked at your blog,” was along the lines of what he said.

We went to the Bridal Veil Falls park up the canyon and just walked along, taking photos every now and then. It was only a little warmer than I would’ve liked, but the shade was lovely. These are the falls! I forgot my camera (I know, right?), but luckily he brought his.

Then, we passed this fallen tree, in the shade. It was a perfect photo spot. So I stop. He agrees that it’s nice. I go to take a picture, and he goes over the trunk, up a little ways and emerges from behind a big rock with a blanket and a cooler.

It was a lovely surprise and I was very impressed at the effort he went through. I ended up cutting my finger on that bottle cap, but hopefully it will scar and I’ll get a nice battle wound.

Since you say you read my blog, thank you, Christian, for the good time!

To everyone else, especially all the beautiful young ladies that read my blog  (I hear you’re mostly between 13-17 years old), remember that sometimes you have to go through lots of dates and potentially uncomfortable situations in order to find out what kind of personality traits you do (or don’t) want in a guy–then eventually recognize him when you see him. That means you should go on dates with people who are kind enough to ask you and spend time and effort on you–and go out looking to have fun and make a new friend. It’s much harder to go wrong with those kinds of expectations. And know these types of posts are ALL for YOU.

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Happy Fall Equinox

I usually don’t post on Saturdays, but today is the start of fall–and well, I have to celebrate in my most fall outfit. The “Stanford” sweater is actually vintage! It belonged to my mom in the 80’s. The lace0side leggings (I don’t get to wear these nearly enough, btw) are from Papaya. The cute collared hearts piece was supposed to be a dress–but it totally shrank. Yes, again with my ELF Cheerful Cherry lipstick. It really is my fall favorite.

Even though the Fall Equinox is today, I don’t feel like fall has really set in. It’s definitely starting to creep around the corner, but I’m still holding out for 60 and 70 degree temps. Enough of this heat already! (But don’t come for a while, Winter.)

But, regardless of if we like it, the seasons are changing. Whether you pronounce it “Ee-quinox” or “Eh-quinox,” let’s remember to come together at this Season of Thankfulness–and let’s just all get along, okay?!

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Retro-Inspired with a Special Guest

This is just further proof that I belong in skirts and dresses and not in jeans. I just don’t like jeans, okay? Also, it’s nice to break out the lipstick every now and then. The type I’m wearing in these photos is ELF’s Cheerful Cherry. It’s fantastic. I really like it, especially for fall season coming up.

And THEN, who came out to join me for pictures?

My sister has the cutest baby! He got shots today, but still managed to crack a couple smiles.

Oh babies. I love them when I can give them back.

Off to take photos of my sister and her baby! Perhaps I’ll put those up tomorrow.

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Where My Time Is Spent (UVU Photos)

I’ve been such a slacker on my blog posting lately. I blame how much work I have for school. SO! Here are some photos of where I spend most of my time. I don’t have any more time, or I would explain some of the photos.

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Avocado Tomato Provolone Sandwich


This is one of my very favorite foods. I love avocados SO much! I was spoiled when I lived in California because there was an avocado tree outside where I lived. I love tomatoes. I love bread. Add some cheese, S&P and voila! Instant favorite. The thing I love the most is that it really lets all the ingredients shine. You don’t hide anything behind anything. It’s just food heaven.

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I have reached a new level: Instagram

It all started with this photo.

I wear contacts. I lost a couple boxes of my contacts. I have avoided it as long as possible, but I am now out of contacts. Good thing I have this one pair of glasses.

I don’t usually wear glasses, I prefer to not wear glasses. They’re annoying and I like my sunglasses.

Now I don’t have a choice. …procrastination, children–this is where it gets you. I once went a whole month with glasses when I lived in California because of the same thing. I started dating a boy who only saw me with my glasses, so once I went back to normal, it freaked him out. My normal was his weird. …Weird.

On top of all this, it’s the first week of classes. Now everyone I meet is going to assume I always wear glasses and the day I show up without them, I guarantee at least a few people WON’T RECOGNIZE ME. It happens every time. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason, people really have a hard time recognizing people they don’t know very well if they go from glasses to non-glasses. I don’t understand it, but it’s going to be awkward to have people say, “oh, what’s you’re name?” and when I answer, they unfailingly go, “OH! I didn’t recognize you!”

“Yeah, it’s probably the glasses.”

“OH! Of course…that makes sense.”

Oh, does it? Please enlighten me.

So that happens.

I do like my glasses because the dark frames allow me to not have to worry as much about makeup, but if given a choice I will always opt for contacts.

So I took this photo on my way to class on Wednesday, because it’s rare that I wear my glasses, if you haven’t gathered. I was like, “AH! It’s not so bad! Maybe I’ll tweet about it.”

And then, something terrible happened. I couldn’t bring myself to post an unedited photo.

So I got Instagram.

HOW SAD IS THAT!? I only like you for your insta-filters, Instagram, but you know that, don’t you?! I think Instagram is like being flattered when your waiter shamelessly flirts with you: we all know it’s just to get a better tip, but we giggle and let ourselves feel special anyway. Every time I post a filtered-by-Instagram photo of myself, I’ll know deep down it’s to hide some level of insecurity. I’ll smile and be like “HEY, let’s pretend my skin really looked that clear today” –because Instagram is my flirty waiter and I like to feel special. OKAY? (Although if you look closely, you can sort of see the two pink dots on my cheek, as gifted by the lovely Lady of the Month.)

Funny how when I upload and meticulously edit all the photos I take on my digital SLR (in a sense, filtering them, just not at the push of a button like Instagram) it’s suddenly considered art…

Maybe editing through photoshop is like an off-the-clock waiter going out of his way to flirt with you: meaningful gratification.

That’s that! What’s your flirty waiter? Something you shamelessly do/accept when you know it’s really just kind of shallow? If you use Instagram, do you see it as your flirty waiter, or as something bigger and better that actually is meaningful? Let me know in the comments below!

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This is what I wear when I want to be comfy

A few things:

  1. I really like to match red and blue.
  2. I really like nature
  3. I don’t like wearing my glasses, but I’m out of contacts
  4. Side braid + overlarge shirt + leggings = favorite “not sweatpants, but still not trying” look
  5. I need to cut my bangs

Life is good. I’m taking my camera with me all day today so I can post “a day in the life” sometime soon! I’m so excited. I don’t even know how this is going to work, but I’m EXCITED.

In other good news, my car magically works now. That’s right, magically. If you remember, my car broke down. Every time I tried to start it, it wouldn’t. I didn’t touch it for almost two weeks–and then randomly went and tried and it works.

Life

Is

Good.

(thank you, Heavenly Father)

The next Project Good is probably going to be finished this weekend. If you missed the first one, here it is. Keep submitting!

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Red Shoes

Bought these shoes for my hip hop class so I can look more legitimate as I dance around awkwardly. I think they’re pretty sweet.

If you’ll notice, they fold down, and it’s plaid on the inside! I can’t wait to wear these with some sweet leggings in the fall! And an overlarge sweater? Um, yes please.

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Sorry on Post Slowness

Sorry I haven’t been posting very regularly this week. There’s just this thing called English Class, crammed into a Summer semester, and all I do is annotate articles on feminism and write outlines and papers.

Here are things that keep me sane:

I love side braids. Efficient. I don’t have to put almost any effort into my hair. Favorite polka dot shirt. Jean shorts. Mint pedicures with blue flowers. Gold sandals.

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Gel Nails (Shellac)

This is a lovely pink-red color I got done on Monday. It’s supposed to last about three weeks to a month. I really like the polish! It hasn’t chipped, it’s really shiny (as you can see). Usually that shine doesn’t last for very long after the top coat is applied, but it’s been two days and the nails look wet! It’s great.

I think it’s a great way to go get your nails done. I paid about $30. I will probably get them done again. The only thing is that it doesn’t give as much versatility with color. I tried to pick something I wouldn’t get tired of and that wouldn’t be too hard to match with.

Because I generally like my nail polish to match or at least go with my outfits.

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July, Happy Independence Day, Happy Summer! Shirt is from Victoria’s Secret, bike belongs to my brother-in-law. Can’t wait to enjoy fireworks tonight, but responsibly, of course, since half of the state is on fire.

My heart goes out to all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom–and to all those who continue to put their lives on the line for our country!

In other news, I got a Ukulele for my birthday. I have written SO MANY NEW SONGS. I feel like Taylor Swift, writing about all my exes. Well, some I wrote while I was still with them. It’s actually really therapeutic!

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On The Topic Of Balloons

On my way to work this morning, I saw this! How lovely! What a beautiful way to start a morning. I’m excited for Independence day tomorrow! Everyone have a fun/safe Holiday!

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Balloons and Sparrows

I really like balloons, so when I came to work yesterday and had balloons waiting for me, I was all over them. As you can see by the new header. And the photos below. I even did my hair and nails and makeup all nice! Balloons are special, I’m telling you. The dress is from Forever21, shoes are from Forever Young Shoes. Hair I got from this tutorial on Pinterest (and modified it a little).

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Driving Back

I got back last night from my trip to St George. 4 hour drive in 3. Yeah. I basically listened to music really loud, drove fast and was accompanied by a blood-red sunset. The sun was RED. It was cool and also creeped me out at first.

And here’s a photo of my bruise that I mentioned on Friday. It isn’t exactly delicious or attractive, so I made the photo smaller. You’re welcome.

It was a great trip. I always love seeing my family. Every single person I talked to told me I should move there. It’s beautiful. A paradise…I was just starting to get used to the heat when I left yesterday. Maybe after I’m done with school, I’ll consider moving there! It’s an option. Always an option…but since I left North Carolina in 2009, I’ve moved 6 times: to Cedar Hills, UT, to Rexburg, ID, to Provo, to a different place in Provo, to Los Angeles, back to Provo. That’s so many times to move! I just want to stay in one place for now, but seriously, seeing my family and spending time with them was really amazing. I already miss them!

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Fringes

Fringe shirt from Forever 21. Shoes are vans. And a cheesy grin. AND OUT OF FOCUS!!! It makes me grumpy. But they’re not all out of focus. So that’s okay. Fringe:

Noun:
An ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material.
Adjective:
Not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme

It fits my life both ways this weekend. I have had one crazy past few days! I got great photos and letters in the mail and an unexpected surprise that made a huge difference in my week. Having my family coming to visit this weekend also was…

…interesting. To say the least!

Not related, but isn’t it funny which part of the truth you tell certain people, depending on how you know they’ll react.

I can’t think of an example without telling you what I’m talking about, but do you know what I mean?

Cheers to my fringed weekend and first half of the week.

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