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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Brain Fart equals Travis making fun of me.

Babe, is Philadelphia in Pittsburgh?

Travis: (Insert "Are you serious?" look here) Laughs. No, it's in Pennsylvania.

Where is Pittsburgh?

Travis: In Pennsylvania.

Oh, so Philadelphia IS in Pittsburgh!!

Travis: (Insert "Are you serious?" look again)

Wait...Oh, nevermind. I get it now.

Our eyes!

I was just messin around on and decided 2 things... 1- I absolutely love picnik. It is amazing. 2- Look how awesome our eyes look!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Why September 7th is going to rock my socks off.


Will be performing together. You should most definitely be there. My pictures will not do justice.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A request from the fam.

This is going to be uber hard without:

1) A large green van.

2) Being able to stand up next to said van and act something out.

3) Facial expressions.

But, because my family would love to see the story on here and because I'm not sure if I have ever laughed as hard as a result of experiencing this story, I will do my best.

Idaho is a windy state. You should know that prior to this story.

You should also know that my family used to live in Idaho and my grandparents or aunt and uncle would come and pick my sister and I up for the weekend/Christmas vacation/etc...

One trip from Utah back to Idaho though, will stick in my head forever and ever.

It had been about 20 minutes since we'd passed the Idaho border and the famous Idaho wind started. My Auntie Tammy, my Grandma, Kassi, Alexis, Megan, and Katie were all driving along, when the van started shaking pretty bad. The wind was really starting to pick up. My Aunt decided it would be best to pull over, and wait it out.

We pulled off at a rest stop and little old adventurous Jessica says "I need to get out and go pee." Between you and I. I didn't have to pee. I just wanted to be in the wind. It was crazy, crazy!! So, my smallest cousin Megan says she needs to go pee as well, I say ok, no problem...come on, let's go. Grandma informs us that we should really just hold it because the wind is really, really bad. Megan would likely fly away.

We convince her it is okay and proceed to the bathroom. It was windy. But walk-through-able.

We get back in the car and Grandma says she really needs to go, and asks if it was really bad...we let her know that yeah, it's pretty windy...but not that bad.

She decides to give it a shot.

(This is where a picture would be worth 1000 words, actually, a video would be worth $1000 dollars. Yeah, that's more like it.)

My Grandma gets out of the van and walks about 2 steps. She then quickly turns around, facing us and THROWS herself at the hood of the van, desperately searching for a place to grab on to so she is not taken away in the wind. In the meantime, her hair is standing straight up and slowly being swayed with the wind. It is making her at least 3 inches taller. She gives us a quick look like she is scared for her life and instead of making her way to the bathrooms, she (still holding on to the hood of the van) scoots her way back to the door.

In the meantime, we are in the van watching and trying our hardest not to laugh. It was EXTREMELY difficult. My Aunt turns around and says to us "When Grandma gets back in this car, I do not want to hear ONE person laugh at her." she was very serious.

Grandma opens the door and hops back in. We are all trying to contain ourselves, and then she calmly says "I think I'll wait."

Unfortunately Auntie Tammy's threat was not enough to keep me from absolutely losing it. I could not hold in the laughter anymore! Thank goodness everyone else thought it was just as funny, even Grandma after she was 'safe again'.

A few minutes later Megan is really starting to get worried. Stuff is flying around everywhere outside, making it hard to see the way and she asks "Guys, what if we start going again and can't see where we are going? What if we get lost???"

To which I reply "No worries Megan, Grandma can lead the way. We'll just have her get out and her hair will stand tall to lead us all."

We obviously made it there and back safely, but it was SO funny!!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

My sister is a genius

Kassi called me yesterday and said "Jessica!!! There is a riot on 2100 S and 700 E!"

A riot? Surely there is not a riot...

"Well, what is it called where people are standing there, holding signs?"

That would be a protest Kass, a protest. What did the signs say?

"Stop the war."

Yeah...that would be a pro peace protest, opposite of a riot.

All fixed up...

I made my sister's blog beautiful today. Go check it out :)

This might only be funny to Trav and I...

But today he was asking me if I had any chapstick. I told him that I'm not sure where, but somewhere I have my Shaka Laka (the only kind of chapstick I have that is actually chapstick, not lip gloss) He then proceeds to say "I don't need no Shaka Laka, I need chip stack."

Playing poker in our head are we babe?

Friday, July 24, 2009


I just now realized that I never posted anything about Incubus!!!

Chris, Lacey, Devan, Kelli, Laci, Chaille, David, Shawn, Amber, Travis, and I all went to Incubus last Thursday! It was out at Usana and we had lawn seats! (Trav and I got ours for $10!!!) It was such a good show!! They sounded fantastic! We saw a few people we knew, and Kassi ended up coming out for the second half of it! It was really fun!! I wish I would have taken more pictures...but how many pictures can you take of the stage? They all look exactly the same haha...

Anyways, I did remember to do a couple of pages with the pictures that I was able to get so here you go!

As always, if you click on them, they will show up bigger. (If you check my scrapblog site, these are not new to you.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I can run faster than you can...

In case I ever forget this story...I have passed it on along the way and there are about 15+ people who could remind me, and I don't think they would miss a detail.

But, just in case they forget the story too, there will always be record of it. Right here.


Because it's freekin. hilarious.

Alright, so, back in the day...Some friends (Lexie and Lysha) and I decided to go on our very first road trip with out the parents!! We were stoked!! We were going to be going to Boise, Idaho for the boys state basketball game. We called and got reservations for a hotel downtown and we were on our way!

We went up there on a Friday and the state game was going to be Saturday morning, so we had the night to do whatever we wanted!! Our fantastic plan (as most 17 year olds would enjoy) was to go down to the weight room/pool and hang out and check out the boys.

We get to the weight room and are in luck! Not only are there boys in the hot tub, but the hot tub and weight room are side by side, with only a glass wall seperating them.

Turns out, the 'boys' were checkin me out. In a way you wouldn't imagine.

I hop on the treadmill and start pressing buttons. I saw the 'safety belt' but seriously...what 17 year old, with intentions on picking up some guys would wear the safety belt, on a treadmill??

My friends all hop on other equipment and I continue to press buttons. Nothing is happening. I increase the speed over and over...still nothing.

All of a sudden...something starts happening. The treadmill is rapidly increasing speed. I'm assuming maybe it froze up and conveniently remembered how many times I had pressed the "faster" button.

Thank GOD that particular treadmill maxed out at 12mph, because I sure as shit ran 12mph. There was no stopping the treadmill...

Oh, and the safety belt? It was dangling right in front of me. Teasing me.

I couldn't do anything because I was going to fast. I couldn't talk. I couldn't release the death grip I had on the sides of the treadmill to simply turn down the speed...or press the emergency stop button. It was hard enough to keep up on the treadmill. I just happened to be wearing flip flops, which was definitely not helping the matter. I also had on a nice, warm hoodie. It was definitely keeping me warm, although I don't think I needed the sweater to stay warm.

My friends start to notice that the treadmill is going super fast and at first think I am just messin around and am in 100% control. Alysha, laughing her head off, looks over and says "Jess!!! You're gunna go through the wall!!" In my head (because I can't say anything out loud) I am thinking um YEAH...get your ass over here and stop it before I do!!!

I think Lexie could finally tell by my facial expressions and lack of words that I needed her to come and stop the thing! She calmly says.."Are you okay?" "Do you need me to come and stop it for you haha?"

I say nothing but hope that my face is stating the obvious.

She slowly stops her treadmill, slowly walks over and slowly presses the "slow down" button. I then had the joy of running 11.5, 11, 10.5, 10, 9.5, 9 mph...etc...all the way down to 0. Why she didn't just press the STOP emergency button? I don't know. At least she was there to save my life. What a peach.

Coming out of this experience, I am pretty confident I know what it feels like to walk on's hard to explain, but walking was just so...easy...after having run 12 mph for a few minutes, it literally felt like I was walking on clouds.

Those boys were sure in for a treat. What a great show I put on, how nice of me. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

YOU don't have full coverage.

Every morning I pass a tent on the way to work. The special thing about this tent is it says "Free Rock Chip Repair." It always catches my attention because I happen to be in need of some rock chip repair.

So today I stopped and I ask "Is this really free?" The kid in America is really free, is it? He then proceeds to tell me how it works. He says basically, you need to have full coverage insurance, we call your insurance on the spot, and they pay for it. He then looks down at my car and says "And, I'm guessing with a car like this, you don't have full coverage, right?"

"Um. Yes. I have full coverage."

What the hell?? Does my car resemble a car that is a junk pile and therefore does not need full coverage?

I mean, I know...she's a little dirty and could use a wash...but still.

I didn't think it was that apparent that I need a new car.


Thanks to a lovely lady, Jacquie, I have come accross this wordle thing and quite like it. I'm not sure I will like it as much if the word "like" keeps getting bigger and bigger. I'm going to need to quit that.

Anyway, check it is on the right, in the sidebar, under the comments hint that everyone ignores. ;) I know it is small, but if you click on it, it will get bigger. (What it does is it takes all of the words in my blog and the more I use them, the bigger they become!)

I think it will look a lot cooler if it clearly said woot. So, I might have to cheat a little ;) just to test it out.

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The one where the Bean is gone.

I'm sitting at home with Travis the other night, painting my toenails and he is watching The World Without a Moon which I think is rather pointless. We have a moon. We shouldn't worry about what it would be like if we didn't have a moon. Apparently it is slightly interesting to some people Travis though. Actually, apparently anything I think is boring or lame is fascinating to Trav. Possession of the remote control is a battle we face every night. He doesn't seem to like Still Standing, or Rosanne, or Reba...C'mon now...I'm pretty sure that's the good stuff.

Anyway, so we're sitting there, doin our own thing and my phone rings. I answer it and right away my sister says "Jessica, where is Bean? You guys have him don't you. Don't do this to me. I'm freakin out."

"Uhm...hi?" I say back to her, completely confused.

Bean is my cousins dog. Kassi is house/dog sitting while they are on vacation. This call took place the DAY after they left on their week-long vacation.

"Jessica, don't play dumb. I know you guys have him."

Ok...I feel like I am holding someone hostage here...and I feel like I have some sort of an accomplice. I am totally confused.

"haha, I haven't seen Bean! Why would I have him?? You lost him???"

"Yeah, he is gone. I'm looking for him now."

She then calls my Grandma who goes out to help look, no such luck.

Yesterday my Grandma called and informed me that Bean has been found. Yay! I guess this proves true "When the Master is away, the dogs will play." ...crazy little adventure seeking dog.

Friday, July 17, 2009

getting there...

I'm constantly trying to add cute little things to the blog. The latest thing I have been trying is to change some of the fonts so they are more personalized. Can you tell what the latest difference is??

It's my signature, personalized if you can't tell. I'm gunna go out on a limb and say that's pretty gnar gnar.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The countdown begins today.

Travis and I ordered some fanTAStic items yesterday.

Would you like to see???

Ok, I will show you :)

BAM!! Trav got this jersey and hat...

And I got this good lookin jersey. SUCH a good day :) We have started the countdown...they should be here within 3-10 business days!! Woot!!

P.S. Incubus is tonight--can't wait :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I'm taking a call at work today and the Hearing user says Ma'am...I can't hear you. Could you speak up a little bit?

I say sure!

I adjust my mic so it is in front of my mouth.

"Is that better?"


"Ok, sorry." I adjust some setting on my computer, turning my volumes way up.

"Okay, is that better?'

No. Then he says in his most serious voice "If you could like yell or something. That would be better."

"IS THAT BETTER?" (Now that the entire call center is listening as well.)

"Yes. That's perfect. Thanks!"

Scrapbook pages from the weekend.

Here are a few pages from the camping trip that I've done so far.

Enjoy :)

Camping Trip!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101!

Boys and Girls. I broke 100 posts today. I think that's pretty awesome.

The post I have to break it with is going to be really lengthy only because I have a TON of pictures I need to upload from this weekend's camping trip, so sit back...grab some popcorn, and be excited! :)

I absolutely LOVE the pictures where everything reflects off of the water! I took this one out in the middle of Teapot lake while we were fishing on the raft.

Trav's first decent sized fish. (The ones we caught in the river were about half that size!) And look how colorful and pretty he/she was!

If you look pretty closely, you can see a really tall tree with something on the top of it! Well my friends, that is an EAGLE NEST!! Not only did we get to see the nest, but we saw a couple eagles flying to and from it all day while we were in the raft!

Ok, so this is just your normal, every day sign, I know...but it means so much more to me. This sign is victory for me. It's bragging rights and therefore, I love it. A few weeks ago, I was talking to my friend at work who was telling me that her husband had gone up to Teapot lake (in the Uinta's) this year and did very, very well...catching fish almost all over a foot long. I then go home and proceed to tell Trav that when we go camping, we need to make a stop at teapot because we pass it everytime and have never tried it out. He looks at me like I'm retarded and says "There is no teapot lake in the Uinta's. You're crazy, and thinking about something else." We argue about it for a minute because I KNOW I am right. Finally I give it up and end on the fact that I will just show him the lake when we're in the mountains. He then comes home the next day from work and says "I checked with everyone at work and no one has heard of a Teapot lake...I have been going to the Uinta's before you were born (according to him, he has experienced a lifetime worth of things "before I was born") and assures me, once again that there is no Teapot lake. I just agree and think to myself this is getting better and better. So we get up into the mountains, go to our spots, get all set up and all that fun stuff and decide to go to the lake. We pass Lilly and Lost lake, which I told him Teapot was right there...and we don't see Teapot for some reason so I get a boatload of crap from him of course. At that point I was kind of confused...I could have sworn it was up there...right by those lakes. So, the next day we decide to go to Mirror Lake which is about 5 miles up the road from our campsite and on the way happened so perfectly. At the same exact time we both noticed something. I notice a sign that says "Teapot Lake" and he notices an unfamiliar body of water. He says to me "Hey, what lake is that?" I look at him with the largest smile ever and pleasantly say "Oh that? That's Teapot Lake."
I win.

Trey went with us and it was his first camping trip ever, he loved it. He honestly peed on every. single. tree. at our campground, and if you notice at all from the pictures...there are quite a few. He was a busy little boy. This picture however, is one showing what the cruel mosquitoes did to his face!! It got worse that night too :( We felt SO bad. After we noticed, we put some bug spray on him and he was freeeeeeeaking out haha...running around everywhere...chasing the smoke from the fire...rubbing himself on the dirt, just bein crazy...but it worked and in the morning he was much, much better, and less swollen.
*disclaimer- Trey does not have a big just appears that way in this picture because of the massive amounts of mosquito bites on his face. He would appreciate that I include that.*

haha. In this picture, there is a little chipmunk. Again, even though I took PLENTY of pictures this camping trip, I wish I would have had more pictures of this little incident. So, I'm sitting on a chair by the fire, just relaxing and all of a sudden I look up to see this chipmunk on a rock about 20 feet away, eating something. I instantly look at Trey to see if he has noticed yet. I got Travis's attention and we both look over to see Trey move his head back in disbelief and confusion...he has never seen anything like this before. So about .5 seconds after doing that, he gets up and RUNS to the rock to go figure out what this thing is. The chipmunk...probably having done this a time or two before, runs up the tree. Trey hurries and hops up onto the rock and puts his two front paws on the tree, as if he is going to be supertrey and climb it. That obviously wasn't going to happen. So he stood there, and waited. As did the chipmunk, in the tree. Finally Trey got tired and came back over by us to lay down. Sure enough, minutes later, the chipmunk is back down on the rock. Rinse, lather, and repeat. Trey runs back over there...chipmunk runs back up the tree. This happened about 4 times before Trey figured he was going to try and outsmart this little chipmunk. Instead of coming all the way back over to lay by us, he laid closer to the rock, so he didnt have to run as far and so that he could catch this little thing. His plan obviously failed but he is a trooper and played with this little chipmunk for about an hour! haha
It was thundery for a little while but all in all it was perfect weather!! It was still pretty warm when it was thundering, and the thunder was pretty far away, just cool to listen to!

You can kinda see his swollen face here. I just mainly love the crossed legs. They force me to bust out the camera every single time.

We had fun stocking up the fire and cutting wood!

Small view of the sunset!

I saw a deer in our campsite!! So, by the time I went to grab my camera, a car had passed, scaring him so he crossed the street. At first I stood on the other side of the street and took a million pictures of him because I thought it was soo cool to be in that distance of a deer and have him just chill and pose for me (even though all of his poses were the same ;)) Finally I built up the courage to cross the street to get a closer pic and he still stayed there!!! It was so so awesome!

This was before he crossed the street.

Mirror Lake.
We took Trey fishing and I tried to get him to swim and it was the funniest thing ever!! I would tell him, "Trey! Go in the water!" and he would look at me like I was finally I had to take my shoes and socks off, roll up my pants, and walk WITH him in the water. At that point, I picked up a rock and threw it just past where the water started to get deep to see if he would take a swim, because he was loving the water and he didn't want any part of that!! lol He would run as fast as he could to the point where the water was about level with his neck then he would turn around and face me and slowly inch backwards. When he could tell that there was a dropoff, he would run back to me. haha. I suppose I will have to teach him how to swim another time.

Fishin till the sun goes down!

Eagle Pass view!

Trial Lake.

Acting like he owned the place...he would do this in between peeing on the trees.

We walked for about a mile down the river, fishing in the good spots. The walk down was so much fun...but the walk up? Not so much. I was able to get some really good pics of the river though, it has random waterfalls in some parts, it was gorgeous!!

Another waterfall.

And a baby one.

and last but definitely not least, one of my favorites :)

The nail fiasco.

Kassi: Hey, do you have our nail lady's number?

Me: Yeah, are you gunna go get your nails done right now?

Kassi: Yeah.

Me: Oh, awesome. Well, I need to get mine done as well, so I'll just meet you there. I'll call her and tell her we are both on our way.

Kassi: Okay, sweet, see ya in a sec.

I call Jennifer to let her know we'll be there in just a sec to get our nails done and get no answer. It was weird, because she ALWAYS answers.

So I call Kass back and we decide to just head over there and see if she is able to do them when we get there.

Turns out she is out of town and they are obviously closed.

Great, now what?

We decide that we really can't wait so we would just go to another place real quick and get them done. I remembered where a place was at, so we head there. Turns out they are having a staff meeting and are not able to take both of us, or even one of us at that time.

Sweet :)

Next, we decide that we will just go to a few large parking lots and surely there has to be a nail place in one of them.

We eventually find a place and walk inside.

Kassi got pink and white and I got white tips with a black line. I feel so, so bad beause it was a little asian couple. The wife did Kassi's nails and the husband did my nails. They were SO happy to have done our nails and want us to come back again and again. How can I do that though? I have been going to Jennifer for 4 years, it's just that she is out of town.

How can I tell this guy that I am not going to be coming back though? Especially after he is doing everything SO carefully and asking me how I like every single nail, and double and triple checking his work...and telling me that I will only have to tell him how I like my nails ONE time and that he will remember forever and always do them that way.

A part of me is saying to go to him every once in awhile, but bless his heart...I like the way Jennifer does my nails better. It was perfect for a quick (sort of) last minute thing, but I just don't think I can switch nail people. I just feel so bad though, he was such a sweetheart.

Trav called about 2 hours after I had left the house and asked what I was doing.

"I'm just getting my nails done, what are you doing?"

"Still getting your nails done???"

"Yeah,'s a long story, I'll call you when I'm done."

"It's ALWAYS a long story with you!!"

haha..indeed it is. You hit that one right on the spot, babe.

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