Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I think I mentioned my resolution for 2009 sometime in the last month, but in case I didn't, this was my only resolution for this year:

1. To think before I speak

It's something I've always struggled with. I put my foot in my mouth all the time, but besides that I just talk non-stop. I love to's just who I am. But I need to learn not to talk just to talk. I want my words to have value and I want to become a better listener.

So this whole month I have tried very hard to accomplish this and I think I'm doing better than I expected...but last night I had another thought come into my head and so I've added another resolution to my list:

2. Stop worrying so much

I just need to stress less. Seriously. I worry about EVERYTHING and I'm really sick of it. I think in general I am a happy person, but I worry about the craziest stuff...I lay awake at night wondering if I should put marshmallows on the brownies that I am going to make for a party or if I should put nuts in them's just nuts-o people. So, as of last night I am going to stress less. And not think so darn much about everything (except for thinking before I speak, I will think about that one).

We'll see how these two resolutions/goals work out as the year progresses but I hope to be a better listener and a more relaxed person by 2010 :)

And just for random-ness sake here are some pictures from back stage at Desert Star during Miracle on 32nd Street...

(This is a picture of me and Rick aka Richie T from X-96...we were supposed to be making "sexy" facial expressions but as you can see I'm not very good at that sort of thing...oh well...)

(Here's a picture of me and my 2 best friends at Desert Star, Corey and Justin. I was a little immodest leaning over like that (it's the costumers fault people...not mine) so they were covering me up :)

(Next we have a picture with just the girls...Brittany, me, and Mandi...don't you love our Olio outfits?! We all have crazy stuff on (especially Mandi's hat) but it looked great on stage so that's all that matters...)

(This is a picture of Corey with the girls. He is so dang cool. I mean, what other guy can pull off a glittery pine cone boutonniere? None. That's who.)

(Now we have the boys: Matt, Corey (as the Grinch with his "Who" facial expression), Justin and Zach the Stage Manager)

(And finally...Corey as the Christmas Ninja...don't ask, you had to be there, but I do love the randomness of Desert Star!!!!)


Down By the Bey's said...

Those are some good resolutions. I love to talk too much to even try to reign it in. It would be impossible. =) Your pictures are great.

Meg said...

I love all of these pics! You can tell Corey that I love the Christmas ninja. He really should've been a twin. He was meant to be. You can tell him that too. I also love the rest of the pictures. Including your attempt at a "sexy face" and I must say Rick pulled it off quite well though. I also love the pic of you, Corey and Justin. You all look great in it. Good job on being a hussy. Sheesh. Love you!

Krystal said...

Your blog is so much fun! Love the resolutions and the pics!

Perschon Family said...

you look like you have had tons of fun doing the shows even if they have been tons of work! i'm glad you have some great friends there! i like both of your resolutions...they are both ones i could really work on myself! you've said this before but we are so different in a lot of ways but we are also the same in lots of ways too and i think the fact that we both talk a lot is fun. so if you've tried really hard to pick your words one day and you still have tons you need to get out then call me and chat my ear off and while you're at it you can tell me all your worries cause i'll most likely be worried about something too. wowsers that was a novel!