Sunday, August 31, 2008


Annettie came back into town (well sort of into town--Pine Top) for her nephews baptism this past weekend. Jon, Kirsten and I all went to see her. It was so good to spend some time with her. She and I moved to AZ about the same time and have been friends ever since. We have been roommates for the past 2-3 (?) years. In June, she moved to Utah to go back to school. It was good to see her, but it sure made me miss her. There have been lots of changes in the past couple of months (new ward, new roomies, many friends have moved etc.). Changes are good. But, this weekend sure made me a tad bit sad for the things that are gone!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sense? and Sensibility?

So, I am going to vent for a moment. I don't want to come across as cynical, depressed or hopeless. I just need to vent. I really am OK, just mostly frustrated with my present situation.

I was watching Sense and Sensibility the other day and I realized how perfectly it describes my "dating" life. If you don't remember the here. You may remember two sisters one who falls in love with this great guy, who does and says all of the perfect things. He seems to love her back but you can never be too certain. Well, older sister gets involved (she can't have her brother marry a lower class woman) and breaks up the pair. Sister two falls in love with the" bad" boy. He loves her back but ditches her for a woman who has 50,000 pounds. He marries the rich girl, but secretly always wants to be with Marrianne (sister #2).

The past couple months I seem to be attracting both of these guys. Unfortunately for me, I don't have the movie to show me the guys feelings so I just have to make assumptions here (but I think that I am pretty good at reading guys and the signals they send. Then again...maybe I am not. I AM still single.)

One thinks I am great, loves to spend time with me...but I don't make the 50,000 pounds (or some other lame, shallow excuse) so I am the girl that he wants but will never do anything about! The other guy also likes to be around me, will go out of his way to be with me, but there is some outside pull (maybe his evil sister is trying to break up the match) not allowing him to do anything about it.

In the movie, guy #1 does end up confessing his love to sister #1. You know the scene, Elinor starts blubbering like a baby. It's the best! And sister #2 ends up getting someone way better than the loser jerk that she loved so much(or so she thought). One of these days I will have my happily ever after like the sisters. But, in the meantime I am still trying to find out which guy it will be (and getting really frustrated with guys who think I am great but will never DO anything about it)!!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Watching the Olympics

Wasting time (or trying to feel productive while watching the Olympics).....

Go to Flickr: and type in your word(s) that answers the question and it brings up tons of photos associated with it. Super fun!
Then you put the URL line for the photo into Mosiac Maker:

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your favorite animal?
My answers:
1. Jennica 2. Pizza 3. Columbine High School 4. PINK 5. Jake Ryan! 6. Diet Coke/Pepsi/Dr. Pepper 7. Beach 8. This pic of cheescake just looked so yummy! Any dessert is my favorite 9. a wife 10. My Family11. Happy 12. ? I liked the picture of the peacock. :)

Have fun. Maybe you can waste time watching the Olympics, too!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Drama, Drama

It started on the first day of class. He whistled at me. He sang "You're beautiful. You're beautiful it's true. And I saw your face....." You know the popular song by James Blunt. He also asked "If, I was older, would you go out with me?" I immediately responded "NO!" and that he was "Creepy. That he needed to stop." The harassment stopped.

But, the story gets MUCH better. Yesterday he stayed after class here's the conversation:

[Creepy student] I am emancipated from my parents, you know?

[Miss Castle] Oh really?

[CS] Yeah, it's not becasue I don't get along with them. It's because they can't travel with me.

[MC] Oh? Where are you traveling?

[CS] Oh, well for the Mexican Soap Opera that I am in. Yeah, that's why I have braces. I really don't need them. See? (showing me his straight pearly whites) I don't need these braces at all. It's for the part. I have to gain all of this weight. I have ten more pounds to go. Then I get skinny, they take off the braces and then I am HOT for the show.

[MC] (Speechless)

[CS] Yeah. They paid me 5.2 million dollars for the show.

[MC] Wow (like, obviously, not believing any of this). When is the show on?

[CS] Well, it's not going to air for two more months. But, I go out of town every weekend to Mexico City to shoot it. I come back Monday mornings before school.

Wow. Really?! Huh. Seriously?!

Today he was sent out into the hall for being disrespectful to me. He got a referral and a phone call home. Maybe he needs to work on respect for his teacher instead of going out of "town" to be an actor. Or maybe he should just cut the drama in class. Not going to work with me. I've already have had enough of it and it's only been a week a half.