Jan 30, 2013

A&A Overload

Sorry that almost all of my posts lately have been A&A's, but when my life is one big awkward moment, its kinda inevitable. So here we go again. Ready, GO!! 

AWKWARD:
  • sleeping in a bed with a girl you don't know. And she steals the covers and talks in her sleep. Needless to say, one of the more sleepless nights i've had
  •  being introduced to someone, and I was trying SO hard to be friendly. So i tried to do the "well-mannered" and "polite" thing to do in that situation, but ended up practically reaching out, grabbing their hand, and forcing them to shake mine... and it was awkward. I still think its better to error on the side of friendly and polite than someone who could care less, but nevertheless, i'm glad i probably won't see my new acquaintance for at least a few years. 
  •  somehow getting on the subject of "virgins" in seminary, and after we had talked about what they were,  Bro. Hirsch tried to save the discussion by saying that women were pieces of land to be purchased... which either makes us sound like prostitutes or big pieces of dusty dirty land. You choose. 
  •  The boy who decided to add his input into ^^ this convo, and said "Yeah... like. You wouldnt want to buy dirty land." and another that said "You want fertile soil!" hahaha. Bro Hirsch. You literally dug yourself a pit. in a big piece of land. woman land. 
  • post setting-apart pictures and goodbyes. Don't worry, i have proof of the awkwardness.  We weren't allowed to really touch Ty after he was set apart, the only thing we could do was give a good-ole handshake. Christine and I may have cheated just a tad, and pulled what i'd like to call "a handshake with a side of hand patting". Like the way you would console someone whose great cousin had just died. It was so hard/awkward/{enter word here} not to be able to put our arms around him in the pictures, but don't worry. We improvised. Me and Stine linked arms behind Tyler, creating the illusion that we were all huggy/ lovey friends when really we were acting like we all had cooties. Here's some pictures to illustrate the awkwardness. 
 
^^ Here's the illusion pictures. To the naked eye, we look like we all like each other. But really, its all a mirage. Awks. 

 
^^Left: the awkward "i dont know how to stand.. but lets try to look natural" picture. Right: Standing an arms length away from the missionary. 
  • Bursting into tears when the song "I Wanna Talk About Me" by Toby Keith came on the radio today. Why would my tear ducts start to freak out because of a cheesy country song? Oh ya know. because ONE TIME Tyler sang that song to me so that he could brag about how he knew all the lyrics. Thankfully i was alone, and no one else had to witness the sad pitiful paisley pulled off on the side of the road having herself a good little cry. Its times like this when i really appreciate tinted windows. 
AWESOME:
  • seeing my friend Kori at a leadership weekend at SUU. I love her, and every time i see her i am always surprised at how much we have in common!
  • being told date-disaster stories by my cousin Colby while riding shotgun in his Swag Van. {{ its purple with flames}} last Saturday. 
  • Road trips where its just me, the rain, and my beautiful singing voice belting it down the highway. 
  • Christine and I taking ourselves out for a ice cream sundae after the Tyler goodbye sesh, going down Thrill Hill, and having ourselves a good ole cry. It may not seem awesome, and it kinda wasn't. But on the other hand, it was nice to have someone to laugh and cry and get snot and mascara everywhere with. 
  • For FHE this week, we spent 2 hours making up lyrics to the song Hotel California that were about the upcoming dreaded  Bringhurst Family Reunion. Not to brag, but we could make a living off of funny song lyrics. Weird Al made bank off it, why can't we??!! Anywho, it was a good family home evening to say he least. 
  • This picture. More specifically these people. And Kelci's chair. (; 

Well, there's a recap of the awkward/awesomeness of my life. Thanks for enduring and reading that whole post. You will be blessed by the blog gods. 
Love P

P.S. the answer to that "Two truths and a Lie" post was #2. I have never actually toilet papered anyone's house with my madre, but one time she really did take me. We were in the car, parked outside a house, but we chickened out.  

Jan 22, 2013

Wet Worms, Quick Coughs, and Unforgettable Events

Challenge 2 Day 6: My Most Awkward Date

I know i skipped day 5, but that's because it was boring and i was SO excited for this one. Because boy do i ever have an awkward date story. In respect for this lass, we shall refer to him as "boy", because he was actually really just trying to be a fun date and he couldn't help his weirdness. So, Onward.

PART I: STRETCHY SKIN AND BOULDERS

This story starts about two weeks before Prom. I was taking Psychology and sat behind a boy who was pretty quirky yet funny. I had never spoken more than 6 words to him, and they included "Will you pass this paper up?"   Well one day I came home from softball practice and found a big monstrous boulder and a tiny pebble on my porch. There was a note that said "It would ROCK to go to Prom with you. If Yes, give me back the pebble. If No, give me the boulder. From, "BOY". I was excited just to be asked to prom, so i decided to be optimistic and use the power of positive thinking with this one, so i gave back the pebble, and bam. The date was confirmed.  Boy and I still barely talk and have to endure some awkward small talk in psychology, because i didnt even know him. I did learn that his skin was so stretchy that he could eat cereal out of his stomach. You know, what every girl wants to hear. 

PART II: CREEPY OLD MEN 

The day of Prom arrives, and i still haven't been told what time our date starts at, what we're doing, etc. Still trying to make the best of the situation, i grin and bear it. Boy finally calls and says he will be there in 20 minutes. Boy comes to the house and gets me. We meet up with his friend and his date, Josie, who i am pretty good friends with. Thankgoodness.   We go to friends house where his mother makes jewelry for us. It was not entirely that bad, except we just kinda sat there and made small talk while his mom did all the work. ALSO, friend's old dad sat in his pajama's and creepily stared at me and Josie THE WHOLE TIME. Bless his heart, he probably didn't mean to come across like a creeper, but it freaked me and Jo big time. After about 2.5 hours of watching jewelry being made, go get a sno-cone and each throw a paper airplane off of the LaVerkin bridge. The boys take us home, and i have a few hours to de-crazify myself. 

You may be asking when the awkward stuff comes in. Be patient.Good things come to those who wait and keep reading Paisley's posts.

PART III: THE MEAL OF SHAME

So later that evening we were picked up in our fancy dresses and went to go eat at Outback. On the way there, the boys spoke in russian and me and Jo were totally lost. While the boys were in their own little unusual world, us girls tried to give encouraging sympathy chuckles and keep a smile on our faces. When we got to the restaurant, we ordered and all seemed to be on the upside climb. But then our food came and boy started eating off my plate... WHAT? You don't do that on a date?! Maybe if you really really know the person, but not someone who you've only passed papers too! Anyways, maybe i am just to uptight, but that was not exactly good-dating etiquette in my opinion. Dinner continued to be awkward when a big group of popular kids from our high school came and were seated next to us, and got to watch boy and friend try to find their straws with their mouths while closing their eyes. It was definitely not a proud moment. Continuing. 

PART IV:  QUICK COUGHS & WET WORMS 

So after narrowly escaping that dreadful thing called dinner, we arrived at the venue where prom was being held aka the college ballroom thingy place. Well, we're walking and boy sees other couples walking with arms linked and says "Hey, we should do that too!" So our arms link. Which is totally cool i guess. Until his arm decided to come unlinkified so that he could hold my hand.... uh hum.... Maybe i'm just weird/old fashioned/not skilled in the romance department.... but to me holding hands is not something you do with just anyone.. Maybe i'm so weird freakazoid, but hey. Thats how i see it. So when boy held my hand, my brain went into panic mode. I quickly tried to think of some escape tactics, and WABAM. I got one! I was already having a hard time walking without tripping on my dress, and this whole "lets hold hands and be lovers" was NOT helping in any way. So, I may have faked a little cough, causing me to let go of the hand hold to cover my mouth {{mama taught me to have good manners, you see}} and then instead of resuming the death grip, held my dress up for dear life. Pretty incognito and unsuspicious eh??  We finally got inside the building, and all was going well* {{*the word well can be substituted with weird, awkward, terrible, worst date ever}}  Josie and I were glad we had each other, because we had no clue which planet our dates were on. Sadly, there were a lot of bathroom or drink trips because Jo and I just had to take a breath and assure ourselves we were still human. Now onto a real highlight of my night. Outside the ballroom, there was a big pretty fountain that shot up in the air. After we had really "gotten our groove on" on the dance floor, we decided to go enjoy the cool night air and sit on some benches surrounding this fountain. Boy decides to resume the lovey dovey crap. Turns out boy is really the touchey-feeley kind of person. Now, no worries, boy did not do anything bad, but i definitely felt a little too close and too touched for my liking. uugghh. *excuse me while i shudder with bad memories*. Well, as if the night can't get any worse, boy and friend decide it would be oh so fun if they ran through the fountain with their tux's on. Which props to them for being fun, but when i had to dance with someone who was completely sogged and dripping with murky pond water, it wasn't exactly ideal people. Especially not ideal when boy decided to do the worm during a slow dance. People kept looking at me and asking where my date was... to which i would point at the ground so that they could see my lovely date worming his heart out on the dancefloor.

I'm just really glad its over.

This post is getting too long, so i'll cut it short, but just know the ending to the date didn't make up for the rest of it.

But hey! Looking on the bright side, everyone has to have at least one awkward date/dance story, and i got mine done early! Now i can tell my future kids and grandkids all about my fun with the wet worm and how to get out of holding hands. See? It was really a blessing in disguise!! (;

Love P 

Jan 20, 2013

Called to Serve

Today i just wanted to put in a little plug on how awesome missionaries are. This morning i got to
go to two farewells, both of which were really good friends who are about to leave on their missions.
 {{dont know what i'm talking about? learn more here}}
The first one was my dear friend Tyler Stone. He is going to Long Beach, CA and will be speaking spanish! His farewell was really special because both he and his sister Kenzi are leaving for the MTC on the same day! How cool is that? Heavenly Father must be looking out for them. Anyways, they both gave their farewell talks and it was so spiritual. They are both amazing people and will do wonderful work on their missions. I'm gonna miss Ty like crazy, but i know he will be doing awesome work for the Lord. 


The second farewell i got to attend today was for my friend Jacob Delagarza. He is going to be serving in the Thailand Bangkok mission, and leaves the beginning of February. Even though I've only known Jake for about a year and half I love the kid to death. He is my heart to heart pal and is always willing to listen to my oh-so-important crisis's in life. He'll be greatly missed too, but i know the people of Thailand will be blessed to have him there. 


gaahh. missions are so awesome. I'm so grateful to have friends who have lived righteously and are worthy to go on missions.
They have been such great examples to me, and i'm so lucky to know them.
So there's my quick note on missions. 
Sorry I haven't been good at keeping up with my challenges, but i've just been busy busy. So don't be surprised if i whip out 2 or 3 more posts today. 

Have a great Sunday world. 
Life is good.
Love P

Jan 16, 2013

17 going on 18

Hello friends! This is me, writing to you in my 18 year old body. Sound the Alarm!!! Warn the police!!! IM AN ADULT! and while i'm half scared to death that i am now an adult and have to be "Mature" {ha. ha. that will be the day} i'm kinda excited out of my mind. I mean, i feel like i could just reach out and touch that big blue earth... Why, i... I... I GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN MY HANDS! {a little Rocketman humor for ya}. Basically, its good to be done with 17. I feel like i could dance around a little gazebo like Rolf on Sound of Music and sing "I am 17 going on 18" for all hours of the night.

Anyways, the festivities yesterday were quite splendid. The parentals took me out to some shopping and then dinner at La Frontera, which is pretty much the best mexican food eva. After we had stuffed ourselves silly, we reunited with the rest of the fam and had some cake and ice cream. And dang was it good.



To sum it all up, it was one of the best birthdays known to man. I'm glad i've lived for 18 years. It's been a good life. (;

Here's to 18 more years just like the first. 
Love P 

Jan 12, 2013

A & A

Awkward:

  • Hurriedly going into the restroom because I drank 7 glasses of water before I went to a basketball game, coming out of a stall, seeing a boy at the sink and saying "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE?"  To which boy says, "Uh, you're in the mens restroom..." And only then do i notice the urinals. Hey little brain, it would have been nice had you been working 3 minutes ago...
  • The time period between asking a boy to Preference and him answering.. Because i really dont know what i'm supposed to do in this situation. Or basically in any situation involving a boy really. On one hand i could just jabber his ear off about it, or i could awkwardly just say nothing about the whole date-situation. Aaannnndddd right now, we're going with the later. Oi. 
  • When you tell your aunt that you want to go into Elementary Education in college, and she-who-must-not-be-named {{not voldemort, but close}} pipes up and says "OOH. So you want to be poor and starving for the rest of your life? THAT will be fun."  And then Paisley's inner rage gets flipped on, and  there is a few uncomfortable moments. ATTENTION: Without social tact and a decent filter, i'm afraid you are out of luck. You will be doomed to a terrible life where people try to avoid you like the plague.
  • Trying to explain The Backstreet Boys, Boy Meets World, and Furby's to my younger siblings. They looked at me like I had just escaped from the looney bin when I tried to illustrate the love between  Cory and Topanga. WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO?! 
  • The fact that i've switched from 1st person to 3rd person to who knows what in the last 4 bullet points. I'm sorry, but i think when Ms. Roberts was teaching us that essential lesson in English I was flirting with the cute boy next to me    flirting with the TWO cute boys sitting next to me   doing vocabulary worksheets or diagramming sentences. Something like that (;


Awesome:


  • Having the first week of softball start, and being able to play on the newly constructed high school field. It's like heaven people. I just want to rake the dirt, water the grass, and make dirt angels on the infield. *sigh*  I know its a little creepy/obsessive/weird but seriously, i'm in love. With dirt. and i'm perfectly fine with that. 
  • The wonderfully loopy effects that modern medicine inflicts upon people. Especially when you have a whole evening to sit on the floor next to someone and listen to all the hilarious things that come out of their mouth. God bless the people who have had to get their wisdom teeth out, because their pain has brought pure and utter bliss to their friends and family who get to listen to them blabber. 
  • Next Tuesday is a big day friends. This girl OFFICIALLY becomes..... {drum roll please}......... AN ADULT! And I can buy dry ice, and sign my own release waivers, and vote, and be free! Well, as free as one can be still living at home, without a job, and attending high school. But ya know, its all in the way you look at it. And i'm choosing to look on the bright side. 
  • We're finally out of the fall semester. Which means that my life can take a swing from terribly bad to blissfully cheery. It's not even that the fall/winter months are bad, but life seems to be wonderful and super and spectacular once spring semester starts, and i can get back to the good life. {ie softball, softball, and softball} 
  • When answers to prayers and tender mercies come when they are least expected. Like today, i found something on pinterest, which led me to this hilarious girl's blog, which led me to reading a post that made me cry- a tears of happiness kind of cry- and find some peace. Guys, Heavenly Father looks out for us. And sometimes answers come in unexpected ways. The end. 
  • Spanish monopoly. We made it a real thing. *fist pump*    My deepest condolences to those who have already been affected by S.M. or will be the target of humiliation and teasing for the rest of time and eternity. But hey, just make this stumbling block into a stepping stone and you'll be set. Until then, just dont get too involved with the community chest... (; 
Well, that's enough rambling for one night. Advice for this weekend: Do something slightly awkward or embarrassing okay? because if you are just boringly perfect and always handle situations with composure, then you are MISSING OUT my friend. Missing out. 
Thanks for stopping by, and come by again. Soon. 
Love P 

Jan 9, 2013

All in a Day's Work

Challenge 2 Day 3: Bullet your whole day

7:30 Wake Up
8:00 Go to School
8:15 Be a Teacher's Aid for my dad 
                This usually means 5 minutes of making copies and 80 minutes of doing whatever my heart desires
9:40 Go to my Intro to Education class
11:00 Lunch 
11:40 Go to AP Literature
                 Yes, i know this may make me sound nerdy. But this class is seriously my favorite. I don't know how you can have a totally interesting and captivating class when my teacher wears Bob Marley t-shirts and pajama pants everyday, but hey. it works. 
1:15 Come home {thanks to wonderful college credit earned this summer}
1:30 Watch a few episodes from One Tree Hill      
                   {yes. i did restart the series. i'm addicted.}
3:00 Go to Softball Practice
5:30 Come home
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Finish dreaded Chemistry homework :/
7:24 Procrastinate previously mentioned Chem homework, check Facebook, write a new post on the ole blog 

And thats all i've done today. Not that you really cared at all, unless you have taken up stalking as a side job, but hey, now you know all about the EXCITING and CAPTIVATING life of Paisley Pearson. You're welcome! 

 Please come visit again soon! I promise i don't always do dumb posts {well... hopefully i dont}
Love you.
Love P 

Jan 6, 2013

Currently

listening:  to everything that is by either Ed Sheeran or Etta James. I realize they don't really go together...i get that.... but who says you can't like a wide genre of music?!

watching:  The Pursuit of Happiness with Will and Jaden Smith. If you haven't watched this show, seriously go hunt it down and watch it. It will make you feel so blessed and guilty for being so ungrateful. It's a feel good movie, and we all need those every once in a while yes? Yes.

feeling: gloriously uplifted. Today's been a good day. This week has been a good week. And that makes for one happy Paisley. (:

weather: Beautiful. On Friday afternoon it seriously felt like a spring day. Hopefully it stays, and winter can scootch its little bum right out of my life.

wanting: a remote that allows me to put the next 20 days in slow motion. Two of my really good friends Tyler and Jake are going away on missions, and the days until they leave are going away too quickly.

loving: the time i got to spend with my friends and family over the Christmas break. It always seems that just when i'm at the breaking point, my friends and family come home and bring me back to pure happiness. I love them.

thinking: How fast life goes by, and how little time i have before i'm done with high school and will be going off to college. I'm excited and scared to death at the same time, so hopefully i can just enjoy life day by day.

quoting: "Expecting a trouble-free life because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian."  --Jeffrey R. Holland

laughing:  at how true this is!



Love P 

Jan 1, 2013

And I Quote...

"If the whole world was blind, who would you impress?"   

"A simple hello could lead to a million things."

"I may not be the girl that everyone wants, but at least I'm not the girl that everyone's had."  

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts i want to think, all the walks i want to take, all the books i want to read, and all the friends i want to see."

"Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got."  

"What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet."

"You can't start the next chapter of life if you keep re-reading the last one." 

"The worst mistake is not to make any."

 

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