Saturday, April 21, 2012

Legacy Springs

We decided back in February to join the bandwagon that is Legacy Springs apartments. We have quite a few friends that have spent time here, and thought we needed a change, so we looked into it, and we could be in by March 1.

 Justin looking thrilled

 This is as you walk in, the couches (and Justin) are just on the other side of the black shelf.

 Our little kitchen.

 My niece being hilarious - she wasn't touching the computer, but she'd get as close as possible, so she wouldn't get in trouble.

 Game night with some friends. Jenga is surprisingly fun.

That was a fun night! We've got some pretty awesome friends.

The Romantic that is my husband (when I beat it out of him)

So a few weeks ago, I had been telling Justin that he needs to do something romantic. That he needed to romanticize me. I was saying this because so much of his time has been occupied with school and work, and I was starting to feel a little pushed to the side. Granted, that's just me being a girl, but I am a girl, so whatev.

One Thursday night I went to Wal Mart and got us some treats, a bag of Cadbury eggs, some special drinks, and then maybe a movie? It's been so long that neither of us can remember. Well I'd set the stuff up on our bed, and just kind of had a fun night watching something awesome, I'm sure.

Well that night I jokingly told Justin "You have one day, or else." Really I said it in jest, quoting Michael Scott when he makes the video on the Watermark episode... but I guess Justin took me serious.

Friday we were planning on going to Mo' Bettah's for dinner because Justin loves Hawaiian food, and he asked me (via chat) what I was going to get, so I told him. Thinking nothing of it. Well when I left work, I had to run to my parent's house to get something (a movie, I'm sure) so I called Justin and asked him if he wanted to go with me, or if he wanted me to come get him and then we could run over there. He said he wanted to go, so I headed to our apartment. When I got there, I called him to say I was there, and to run down. Naturally, he didn't answer.

So I'm all in a huff that I have to run upstairs. When I got to the door, Justin opened it and told me to close my eyes. Me being who I am, get all annoyed (he said I had my 'pissed face' on) but I closed my eyes, and called him a weirdo over and over. He walked me into our apartment and sat me down on a chair, and then took my shoes and socks off (I was definitely calling him names at this point) but then he put my feet into a water massager, and told me to open my eyes.

He'd set up a candle lit dinner! He'd left work early and gotten the food, and it was all set up and waiting to be eaten. I was SO surprised. He'd even gone to Wal Mart and bought candles and little stands for them to be in... it was SO thoughtful.

The picture of the food is after I'd eaten my share, but just know, it looked FANTASTIC and tasted great.

I have the best husband ever.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Hallowed

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have really enjoyed these books. I'm excited for the next one to come out, and see where the story ends. I feel the characters have been well developed, the story is getting more personal, and I find myself confused on who I want her to be with.

There are certain things that I find frustrating in the book, but I had to remind myself that the characters are in high school. Most of them, at least. So when I get annoyed with something that they're doing, I would think about what age they are, and it makes more sense.

I definitely would recommend these books to anyone looking for a fun and easier read!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What has my life come to?!

So, sitting at my desk, trying to figure things out (because naturally something is broken) and everything is quiet.

Then, out of the corner of my eye, I see someone walk behind me. At the same moment I see the person, what should I hear?

A fart.

I just got had a walk-by farting.

No need to worry, I immediately got my Febreeze, and sprayed the crap out of my cubicle.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Month 1

So we've been in our new apartment for a whole month now! (Plus some, if you want to get technical) So far, it's been a really fun experience for us. We've got super awesome neighbors downstairs that LOVE to bump their music.

There was one occasion that they decided to bump their music during general conference (and yes, they go to church, we've seen them there) but apparently they weren't watching it, because they were blaring music like "Baby It's Cold Outside" by She and Him. WTF, it's March! Justin wasn't there, but I kept texting him saying how angry I was, how I was going to lose my dang mind and all that... Well I finally stomped around a few times, to no avail. Big surprise, they couldn't hear me. Well, conference started, and I couldn't focus on the speaker! It's a little hard to feel the spirit when you're filled with hate, in case you were wondering. So I finally stood up and stomped as hard as I could, and the music was turned down instantly. I like to think they got the message.

We're up on the third floor, so we go up and down the stairs a few times a day, which is definitely good for us. Haha! One time as we were headed up the stairs, a stray cat took off running, and as we turned to go up the next flight, another cat flies off the stairs at us, and takes off. Obviously there's a bit of a cat infestation there.

We've come to realize that it's too hard to not go shopping every week. If we wait too long, we have too many groceries to take upstairs, but since there's no way we're going to make two trips, we overload ourselves with bags, and struggle up the stairs. Dang laziness.

We've had a few nights where we're freezing, and a few nights we sweat our faces off. It's really hard to keep it a nice temperature with heat from the people below us rising.

We've started watching How I Met Your Mother... and man alive, they're funny. I never was interested in the show, but now that we've actually gotten to know the characters, and understand the story, it's quite hilarious

Now we're headed into Month 2 of Legacy Springs Apartments. I'll let you know how it goes!

--I will be posting pictures of our place later, and also will post about my husband and his romanticness as soon as possible!--

Review: Unearthly

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I REALLY enjoyed this book. I thought the story was well thought out, and in a way where some things are answered, but there is still enough left that I already bought the second book. The character development was awesome, and you end up loving some of the characters, and really being annoyed with other ones.

It's set in high school, which sometimes I really hate because they make everything so unrealistic (like how kids act, things they say, etc) but I think Hand did a really good job of keeping it real. I am very excited to read the next one, and can't wait to see what happens... although I do love Tucker, and hope things turn out for him :)

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review: Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was an interesting book. It wasn't my favorite, although it had potential. I thought the story was good, and the characters were okay, you just didn't connect with them throughout the book. There were quite a few things that were left unfinished, and some characters just kind of disappeared, while others were there the whole time, you just didn't understand their story.

There were good parts of the book, and parts that were lacking. After finishing it, I know what happened, but I am not quite sure I understand the reasons for why it happened.

There is a second book called Foretell, but after reading the description, I don't think it's a continuation of the same story. Maybe the answers are in that book, but I don't really want to read it to find out.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Now that I'm done crying, I feel that I can write a proper review.

This book was amazing.

It originally was REALLY hard to start. It's told from a very different perspective, in a very different way. At times it may be a little hard to follow, but it all comes together eventually.

To say the least, this was a touching story. About a young girl, and her life during WWII. It's an interesting story with new perspective on how you actually read. You grow to care for the characters and all their imperfections, which make them perfect to the reader. Assuming you have a heart.

I loved this book. Definitely need to get a copy for myself.

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

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