Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 10: A picture of somebody you do messed up things with. (No, I didn't forget about my 30 days of pictures..I'm just lazy.)

Meet Taylor Brown:

I met Taylor my very first night in Provo, in the hot tub. I made about 23 awesome "that's what she said" jokes in the space of 45 minutes, and we became instant best friends and hung out every single day. (Oh, and hi blonde Heidi...weird.)

Pretty early on in the summer, on the way up to Taylor's apartment, I noticed a gnome outside of a different apartment door, and had the genius idea to hang it..from a noose. (Let's be honest, I have a sick sense of humor.)

Of course Tay was all for it, so we googled how to tie a noose, and Taylor used his awesome boy scout knot tying skills..

And we hung the gnome in front of it's owners door.

It stayed there for about 4 days..somebody even came and put ketchup on it as blood. Then we're pretty sure management took it down. But we were pretty proud while it lasted.

PS. Taylor is getting married in September, and I am so so happy for him. :)

Stay tuned for more outrageous stories! Likr the time I put a whole case of UTI pills (that turn urine dark red) into brownies and gave them to Taylor's apartment.. just another day in the life.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hi, friends.

I feel like I have a little bit of explaining to do on this little blog of mine..(did anybody else just sing "I'm gonna let it shine" in their heads? Cause I did.)

Some people may already know what I'm about to say, or have come to the conclusion themselves based on things that I have/haven't said.

But here's the skinny-I'm getting a divorce. I don't mean to make light of the situation-or maybe I do, that seems to be the way that I deal with things and it's always worked out for me.

Instead of giving anybody an explanation on why or when or how or what caused this to happen (because let's face it-it's nobody's business), I'm going to enlighten you on what I've learned going through this experience.

  1. I am flawed. No, I don't say that to beg for compliments. I say that because I can not change anybody else. The only thing that I can change about this situation is myself-and I plan to, in order to become the girl that I intend to be, and the wife that I want to be when that time comes again.
  2. As flawed as I am, I am a daughter of God, who loves me. And I deserve to be treated as such.
  3. I am surrounded by people that love and support me-visiting teachers that bring me flowers and home teachers that invite me to dinner..office managers who bring me cupcakes, and parents who take me on long road trips to get out of my apartment. Blessed doesn't even begin to describe my life.
  4. Things that used to be important to me in a marriage, I'm realizing I don't need as much. And things that I thought I could do without, I'm realizing I need more than I expected. Life is interesting that way.
  5. I think Robert Frost really said it best, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."

And it does, folks. Through pain and sorrow, through happiness and peace. Life goes on. And whether you're married or divorced, old or young, spiritual or aetheist...your life is a gift. And if it must go on, don't let it go on without you running alongside, smiling.

So for now, I choose to pursue happiness.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and changing a soul. You begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises.

And you start to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open.

You learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain.

After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

You learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth.

You learn that with every goodbye, there’s a hello.

Take chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Say no. Spend all your cash. Fall in love. Be random. Say I love you. Cry. Apologize.

Tell someone how much they mean to you. Sing out loud. Tell a jerk how you feel. Let someone know what they’re missing. Laugh until your stomach hurts.

Live Life.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hi, friends. I realize a blog isn't exactly the place to solicit, but just an FYI, I have some items for sale that need to go asap, if anybody needs some furniture..

There's a gigantic couch from Mor, less than a year old and in perfect condition. Originally cost $600... Could probably easily fit 5 people on it. Comes with 4 matching pillows. Super comfy, so you won't feel quite as guilty telling your husband to sleep on the couch when he makes you mad. :) Just joking.

Then there's a beautiful table that I'm in love with..it's really tall, black, and has 4 matching chairs. It's also from Mor, and was $300 originally and is in perfect condition. Less than a year old. Kind of a rectangular shape..

And there's a coffee table from Ikea...glass on top, dark black/brown with two side drawers. And you guessed it-it's less than a year old.

I wish I had pictures to put on, but if you're interested, email me and I'll take some to send to you and give you an estimate on what we're asking.

So..yup. That's about it. Sorry for the boring, completely uninspiring post. I'll make it up later.

PS. My email is heidiljudd@gmail.com. Don't spam me, or I'll literally Spam you. With Spam. From a can.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I have a dream.

And while my dream is slightly less admirable than MLK's, it's still a dream. One that I'll probably never pursue, but hey. At least I'm writing it down. That's gotta be worth something.

So here it is:

I know what you're thinking, "uh, a little late Heidi. You can't just copy and paste a logo from a TV show that was somebody else's dream and call it yours."

Oh, but yes I can.

It is my dream to be on that show. And while I don't weigh enough (insert sad face), I still want to participate.

SO I had this brilliant idea to start my own Biggest Loser competition with whoever in the valley would participate. (Or out of the valley. whatever.) But we could each pitch in 20 bucks, have weekly meetings, and make it more of a support group too-share recipes, meet at the track, etc...

Awesome idea, right??

Only downfall is..I have no fat friends.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

There is no easy way to put this. I'm going through a difficult time. No details are needed, just that.
But I take comfort in the fact that love exists, in so many different forms.
I take comfort in knowing that people are inspired..in the past week, I have receieved so many Facebook messages, texts, phone calls..from people that don't know my situation, that don't even know that I have a situation, but that just felt inspired to send some love my way.
I take comfort in knowing that families are forever. Because I know I'll always have somebody to bring me dinner and ice cream. (only partially kidding.)
I take comfort in the atonement of Jesus Christ, and knowing that He has suffered through far worse than I. "In the world, ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
-John 16:33
Love is being kind, because you never know who could be fighing a hard battle.
Love is acting on a thought that you might have to say something sweet to somebody, even if you don't know why.
Love is becoming more like Christ, and forgiving those that have hurt you.
I am grateful for love.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Moustache March!

Let's be honest, I usually hate real moustaches. I think they're 100% creeper status.

And for some reason, mormon men with moustaches are even worse to me. (No offense to anyone..) But I can't help but participate in this completely ridiculous celebration.

Yep, this will be my facebook picture for the next month.

Maybe it's got something to do with these freaking awesome mugs..

And I'd be lying if I said I didn't want this pillowcase set from Urban Outfitters...

And...I really love the moustache shirt from snorgtees.com.. (seen here)

If you want a REALLY good laugh, just head on over to carstache.com. And then order one, because they're probably the best thing I've seen in months.

Happy March!!