Saturday, January 26, 2013

bzzzzz bzzzzzz

Happy Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement!

I miss books.

I just read a real book today, made out of paper and everything.

It felt so nice.

It has been a while since I have read for pleasure. I honestly feel as if a piece of me was missing, and I have only just reclaimed it. Books for me are healing, and they set my soul ablaze. My thinking changes entirely, I view the world so much differently.

The book I started (and completed) was Edenbrook by Julianne Donaldson. It is a 250 page Victorian styled novel, and I absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend it for anyone out there, at least for some light reading.

Any book suggestions?

I am started on a new craze.

At this moment I am impatiently waiting for Brandon Sanderson to come out with Book 2 in the Stormlight Archives. The first book was roughly 1000 pages long, and I LOVED it. Hopefully he finishes the series sooner rather than later, although by the looks of things, this series isn't high up in his priority list.


Onto more important matters:

Today is Abby's Birthday!

This little rascal is my best friend, even if she is the number one reason my hair is falling out. She is a natural beauty, a girl of many talents, and she has a heart of pure gold.

Happy Birthday Bee!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Happy Answer Your Cat's Question Day!


And all that ish.

What to do, what to do. All I know is that:
a) I love doing a ton of things
b) turning them into a career would kill 'em

Basically, I want to be able to be PERFECT at many trades, but never have to do them full time. I have been brewing a few ideas of jobs I would like, or even side projects that I would want to waste time in. I think it would be amazing to start an online store that sells modest clothing. Maybe I would start by specializing in workout wear or dresses, because the current modest websites are crap. I'm sorry if you think otherwise, but finding an outfit that anyone would want to wear, not just fashion-stuck Utah Mormons, is incredibly difficult.

I love designing, at least combining things together to make something magnificent. I like typography, blog design, interior design, fashion, graphic design, and more. I love the idea of being a part of a large business, and there are so many roles that I don't understand yet I feel would be enjoyable. I love health and fitness, but I dislike guiding other people through their ish. I'm not so good at handling sad personal situations. Hence why I am not planning on becoming a teacher or doctor. I love astronomy, but I can't imagine what I would do with that in a career.

Any advice?

JK, I know that the choice is mine, blah blah blah.

But this is a big decision. I like other people's input.

So, I have an AMAZING sister who has an AMAZING blog, and is an AMAZING mother. She also is an amazing role model - in more ways than one.

Reason #1:

She has a Disney movie collection.

The ultimate bucket list that everyone wants to accomplish but never really starts, Marissa has begun her very own movie medley.

Super jealous right now.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Disney Withdrawals

Happy Penguin Awareness Day!

So, recently I have been getting very, very homesick.

Disneyland homesick.

Like, I am honestly having withdrawals. I couldn't sleep yesterday morning, and so I went downstairs and cried while looking around on VMK revisited

Just a wee bit pathetic.

Also, I began looking at Disney careers. There is this internship program you can do in college, where you work as a castmember and get paid dirt each week. The program has very positive reviews and very negative ones. Frankly, I just want the free park passes.

In honor of my illness, and to slightly sate my thirst for the happiest place on earth, I have collected a few pictures online that really mean a lot to me. Meet Disneyland:


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Troll Face

Happy Rubber Ducky Day!

Recently, I have discovered that I am excellent at making impressions of Lady Katrina, aka Troll Lady, from the British TV series Merlin.

Or so my sister says.

Wanna see something cool?

Do ya?!

Do ya?!

Here is my name in morse code:

           ( McCall ↑)

Pretty nifty, huh?

This week I start my SECOND SEMESTER OF COLLEGE! I don't even know what to say, this is quite an accomplishment.

But not really.

I can pretend.

This time around, I will be taking two online classes, instead of one, so I am hoping that I don't get too overwhelmed once spring sports and music ish starts up.

Or a job.

Those things can make you busy too.

On a random note, (which I have quite often), I love people. I was blessed to attend two parties this weekend, and I had the opportunity to spend time with some VERY amazing people. There is so much to learn, and so much to admire.


New Years Ish

Happy 2013!

Now get this:

I don't really care for New Years Resolutions.

Because honestly, I make them everyday.

But, to humor my non-existent audience, I have composed a list of pretty little goals and ish that I am going to complete this glorious year.

1. I am going to eat healthier.
     - work up to 8 glasses of water a day
     - eat a balanced diet. yes, this includes vegetables. ugh.
     - determine a suitable diet. gluten-free? pescatarian? not sure, but I feel I need to do something.
2. Get my dream bod.
     - workout. all the time.
     - stop being lazy and sitting the majority of the day.
     - become a runner. running is fantastic fer yer old ticker
     - grow out my hair again. waistline, baby
     - work up to sleeping 8 hours a day
     - think lovely thoughts*
3. Learn
     - work harder
     - get back my old reading speed
     - overcome procrastination once and for all

These are just a few of the million thoughts crawling through my noggin. 

Word of advice:

Make goals constantly. There is no way to succeed unless you know what you want.



Don't you love me anymore, Kaleb?

Happy J.R.R. Tolkien Day!

"... and he found not an answer, but a direction."

I often wonder what large, gaping holes exist in my life. Not because I feel a deep dark void eating away at my soul, but simply because I have come to realize that I am very oblivious to much of the world around me. I am not very observant, and I would not be surprised to find that I am missing something blatantly obvious.

What do I take for granted?

I suppose that I love this flaw, because now I constantly have something to reach for, an obstacle to overcome. I always have something to find, some mystery to crack, and it will positively provide me with entertainment for the remainder of my life.

Sometimes perfection just isn't practical.

*Totally random change of topic.*

Can I just bring up how beautiful this is? 

Excuse me for this gooey-girly-moment here, but this is just so amazing. "Look at the way he holds her. Look at his facial expression. It’s as if he feels like if he lets her go, it will be forever. His desperation to stay holding on to her is simply rare. He’s holding her with the intention of never letting go. He needs her. And this is what I find beautiful."


I'll stop now.

On a lighter note, isn't amazing how quickly memes have picked up popularity? They are literally everywhere now, and they can be very amusing.

In honor of J.R.R. Tolkien: