Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Big wheel keep on turning

Proof that my step-dad is somewhat unaware of reality:

"It seems like this Twilight stuff is starting to become popular."

Also there is this that I would like to share with you:(You might need to click on it to make it bigger.)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Glad Tidings of Great Joy

Behold the Lamb of God by Walter Rane (stolen from Reyna)


"At the Christmas season we contemplate anew who He is and what generosity He extended to us by coming into the world to be our Savior. As the Son of God, born to Mary, He had the power to resist all temptation to sin. He lived a perfect life so that He could be the infinite sacrifice... that we might be forgiven and go home clean. He gave us that gift at a price we cannot fathom. ... I testify that because of Him, you may have an assurance that you can go home not only at Christmastime but also to live forever with a family whom you love and who love each other."

-Henry B. Eyering (found here)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh, whatcha say?

Quote of the night:

Jodi: If you kick me again with that boot I'm going to confiscate it.
Girl: You can confiscate my shoe but you can never confiscate my soul!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Love was changing the mind of pretenders

So, tonight it's either Arby's or Taco Bell depending on budgetary consideration. :)

Also, ten points if you know where the title comes from without cheating.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Finally it has happened to me

The drive thru line looked long enough to make a grown man cry but it only took 12 minutes.


Mallory Grover, I will never be able to thank you enough for introducing me to the Neapolitan shake.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

These are my confessions...

It's about time for some more work quotes wouldn't you say?

Girl: You're a MEANIE! (complete with folded arms and lower lip pout) (oh, and co-workers, this wasn't the blond you might suspect)

Girl: Do you have gray hair?
Me: I...
Girl: You DO! Look right here!
Me: Thanks?

And this gem, which was my favorite:

(After confiscating her shampoo/conditioner the second time in the same shift because they were left out...)
Me: Where is your body wash???
Girl: I don't have any body wash!
Me: Well, what do you use to wash your body?
Girl: I don't wash my body!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Your voice comes thrashing wildly through

Today is dedicated to this guy:






I'm not obsessed, just dedicated.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Then again I don't remember you

Ever wonder what was under the wig of the Whigs?





(via g.lock)

Monday, November 9, 2009

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 It's the Final Countdown!

Do you watch The Singing Bee on CMT? I do. Not because I in anyway like watching what is essentially bad karaoke but because I like listening to this guy:

Jared Johnson.

Mmm.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Add it all up it's a deadly combination

Me, in collage form:



1. What is your first name? Jodi
2. What is your favorite food? sushi
3. What school did you go to? BYU
4. What is your favorite color? purple
5. Who is your celebrity crush? John Mayer
6. Favorite drink? Dr Pepper
7. Dream vacation? The Polynesian Circle
8. Favorite dessert?Creme Brulee
9. What you want to be when you grow up? A recreational therapist

10. What do you love most in life? The gospel of Jesus Christ
11. One word to describe you? curious
12. Your nickname? Jodes

Want to do your own?

1: go to flickr.com

2: in another window open http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php
3: choose 4 columns, 3 rows
4: answer the above questions in the search bar of flickr. pick your favorite one on the first page and paste the address into your mosaic

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Half of My Heart


Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? I'm not even joking when I say that anytime I think about it I get a little giddy feeling inside.

Only one more month!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bruised not broken

This resonated with me:

"The wager with the highest stakes of all is with our hearts. Here is where we must accept risk, sometimes a lot of it, in order to win. In no other activity do we expect to be skilled from the outset. Everyone accepts the idea of a learning curve accompanied by sometimes-painful mistakes before we become adept. No one would expect to become good at skiing without falling down. And yet many people are surprised at the hurt that routinely accompanies our efforts to find someone worthy of our love.

To take the risks necessary to achieve this goal is an act of courage. To refuse to take them, to protect our hearts against all loss, is an act of despair." — Gordon Livingston


(found via Dainon)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

All my life I wanted to see, The island called Hawaii

I'm headed to Hawaii for a week to see these two people get married. It is my first time in the land of Aloha and I'm excited to get one more week of wearing flip flops in before facing winter.


Peace.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween. Part 2 of 3

Work party! I wish you could see my girls, they were very good. Good meaning some were very cute, some were very funny and some were very...interesting. But you cannot see them. You can see my co-workers, some who tried very hard to have the best costumes.
No one could top our costumes though.


Three awesome Oompa Loompas with one crazy Willy Wonka.
Good job team!

Halloween. Part 1 of 3

Since our kitchen walls were bare my roommates and I decided to take some creepy pictures to use for Halloween decor. Our friend Emily did all of our crazy hair and makeup and another friend took the pictures. We took many, many pictures and ended up with a few acceptable ones:




And also had some funny outtakes:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark

I know I promised some of you pictures. They are coming very soon.

In the meantime, after The Taco made a dramatic exit I used his costume to become a Greek pita.
Just thought you might want to know.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

What's this? What's this? It's glazed and very good...

A preview of Costume #1 (a hint that there is more than one):

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Definitely not a Nashville party

Outside my window is a temperature that is too cold. I am not quite ready for it to be this cold.

I am thinking I should probably be in bed already.

I am thankful for the keen sense of smell that saved me from drinking an expired beverage. Whew.

From the kitchen well... I made some brownies on Sunday but other than that I haven't spent much time in the kitchen lately.

I am wearing uhhh, let's just call them pajamas.

I am creating costumes! Mine for my party and also pieces for our shift's work costumes.I predict awesomeness.

I am going to crack the whip on my to do list tomorrow.

I am reading nothing at the moment. I just finished "Uglies", "Pretties" and "Specials" a series by Scott Westerfield. I felt a general sense of 'meh' as I read them so I won't likely be reading the 4th in the series.

I am hoping to throw a Halloween party to be remembered.

I am hearing some poor loser whine on Chopped on the Food Network and two of my roommates laughing. At least I'm not the only one awake.

Around the house projects, supplies and remains of party preparations.

One of my favorite things is that this season provides many opportunities to enjoy pumpkin in soups, bread, cookies, cheesecakes, ice creams and other sundry autumnal dishes.

A few plans for the rest of the week opening my media library to poor Reyna who is suffering from the dreaded H1N1, costume construction, apartment decoration, plenty of work and coaching time. No rest for the wicked.

(Reyna, this probably wasn't the most helpful post for your quarantine. Sorry. I'll try again.)

Friday, October 23, 2009

A perfect brightness of hope

Remember yesterday when I showed you this?
Well today Megan, the creator extraordinaire, is offering a giveaway of the print of your choice!

Check out her blog for details!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hold on to that feeling...

Brain dump:

  • It is my constant goal to teach the girls I work with my favorite Journey song: Don't Stop Believing. It was to my utter delight that the least likely (in my mind) of girls said "I know this song!" after hearing only a few notes. Every off key note that she sang at the top of her lungs was quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. Once upon a time she and I made a "music video" of her singing some Hannah Montana song. If I could get a video of her singing Journey my life might be complete.
  • 15 days until I leave for Hawaii. Maybe I should start looking for a new swimming suit.
  • For a few months now my computer has refused to make sounds. As of yesterday my CD/DVD drive has also decided to refuse to work. If I had the money for it then a new computer would be in the mail already. I took my computer to a fix-it place. The man there told me I should have never bought an HP and good luck. Thanks dude, you're about 2 years too late for that warning.
  • I saw Ingrid Michaelson last weekend. She was amazing as expected but what was a pleasant surprise? Matthew Perryman Jones. I'm glad we got the CD. If only I could copy it for my friends.
  • For Liz:
"Liz is one of the best staff to talk to."
"FALSE!!!"
  • We are hosting a Halloween party at my apartment. On Halloween night. You are invited.
I would very much like to be the owner of this:(Available here)

  • I cannot decide what to be for Halloween. I'm torn between being a Greek goddess or being a fortune telling gypsy. Input?
  • I just proofread this post. It's not a good time for grammar and me to be friends apparently.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Night and day

At the risk of total humiliation:

pimp myspace with Gickr

This is for you Christine.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Can anybody find me...

(Another old post I started but never finished. Or really wrote words to. Good times at the Festival of Colors for the 2nd year in a row. Adam, Erica and I got there right before the throwing started, bought the last of the colors, had some fun and left before things got crazy. After we showered, grabbed Ethan and Will, got some burgers and watched a movie. There's still chalk on the roof of my car.)





Monday, October 5, 2009

Good morning beautiful

How was your weekend?


Mine was lovely because it mostly included watching General Conference for 8 hours. Normally listening to 8 hours of church speakers might make me want to stab my self in the eye but General Conference is different. I finish the weekend feeling edified. I have been reminded of things I need to work on, felt love and hope, and felt inwardly renewed.

While I could choose many favorites this man, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, spoke so movingly. More movingly than anything I remember hearing in my lifetime. He testified of the Book of Mormon. If you were not able to hear him speak or are at all curious about the Book of Mormon I would encourage you to go here and listen.


I hope your weekend was also lovely.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

BEST NEWS EVER!!

That might be dramatic to say. It also might not be.



(I was going through some old posts that I never finished and found this one. It was written on February 12th. I don't remember what the BEST NEWS EVER!! was.)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Strange things are happenin' to me, Ain't no doubt about it

This just happened:

Text from number I don't know: (Improper punctuation/grammar included) You seem to think its funny to mess with other peoples lives but this time you didnt get much someone that is willing to give up a good life for the likes of you is not worth much anyway. I think you did me a favor. Thank goodness your brothers realtionship was strong enough I guess mine and Dave was not.

Me: Excuse me? Who is this?

Unknown number: Not this time. I just hope you make today last 4 years. Thats what you cost us today thanks with friends like you he needs to watch his back all the time.

Me: Seriously. I think you've got the wrong number. Who is this?

Unknown number: I don't have the wrong number this is mae ask david.



Crazy right? Well then she calls me. I put the phone on speaker so Chala could witness the crazy. She asked me for Mike. I told her she had the wrong number. A few minutes she calls back apologizes very awkwardly.

For a minute I thought maybe I had forgotten about a few of the lives I have ruined.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Let's get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France

Some days all you need is good friends and good Thai food. Even if the waiter is a jerk.