alive and well.

i know i have been mia for awhile, but i'm still alive and well.

i just spent the last four days in arizona--yes, it was warm...80 plus degrees warm--at my sister's home along with my parents and my other sister and her family. we were there to bless the newest member of our family, little logan. i promise that there will be plenty of pictures to come. we had lots of adventures and good times.

just wanted to let you know i'm still here--cause i know you were worried. i'm in vegas for a couple of days and then back to loco-logan-land. hopefully you can wait that long for updates! hahaha.

in the meantime, you should all check out my adorable niece, lucie. she is a riot.



i love the sound of: irish music. it reminds me of boston.

i love the sight of: the snow melting, still. it might take until july, but one day it will all melt away.

i love the taste of: mushrooms, swiss and avocado on toasted bread. it was the best sandwich i've ever concocted.

i love the smell of: my apple potpourri. it's not too sweet, more fresh. love it.

i love the feel of: having family and friends that i can rely on in a crisis. it's a long story, but a good one.


my newest crush.

i'm not quite sure what it is about this guy, but i think he is sooooo attractive. my newest crush, for sure.

it seems like he has a super huge secret that he is dying to share, like a little boy. i love his smile.

you might be wondering who he is. his name is robert buckley. he plays kirby on the new nbc show, lipstick jungle.

i think maybe i have a crush on this one because of a crush i had on another tv star, scott speedman. he played ben one of the greatest shows ever, felicity.

see, doesn't robert look just like scott...or doesn't scott look just like robert? i don't discriminate. i will crush on them equally.


a new car.

so, i have to buy a new car. yep, i have to buy a new car. my car is dying in the worst way possible. and it all started with this...

who would have thought that a low coolant light would lead to a new vehicle? not me, that is for sure. i have been through a lot with this car and it is like i'm losing a member of my family.

this isn't my first car, but it is the first car that i actually had to purchase on my own. way back in 1996. it was a year old when i got it. and it's been around the block.

it's been on many a road trip. it was the car i drove back and forth from lake powell, the summer i worked there. my parents drove it out to me when i lived in boston. and my sister and i drove it back to utah a year later. we also drove it from boston to the hill cumorah pageant in upstate new york, not once, but twice. and one time, i drove to connecticut with a girl i worked with, to stay at her parent's house and we went to six flags new england while we were there.

it was fun just bummin' around town or driving to vent (i used to do that before the price of gas sky-rocketed). there were a plethora of usu hockey games in ogden (back before usu had it's own rink) that we drove to. one time there were seven of us in the car and we got pulled over. not good, but funny. and who knows how many rodeos it delivered sara and i to. there were a couple of weekend getaways to park city, too.

it has had it's fair share of injuries, too. once my sister, julie, was driving it to pick up some lunch for us and she was rear-ended. mushed the trunk up good. another time, i was backing out of my driveway and i caught our garbage can with the driver-side mirror. and, just a couple of days after my parents delivered the dear thing to me in boston, someone rammed a cart into it in the k-mart parking lot and it has had a good sized dent in it ever since. good stuff.

i've had to replace the alternator and some part of the transmission (that's where part of my student loans went...lame). most recently, i had to replace some part of the starter. and now, the thing that is "killing" my car...anti-freeze in the oil, or is it oil in the anti-freeze. either way, it's not good. not good at all.

it's been through a lot, and on the whole, it's been a great car. i'm sad to see it go, specifically because it has been nice not having a car payment. i hate being a grown up. i'll keep you posted on what i end up getting. should be interesting.


sunday scribblings.

prompt #100: time machine.

i wrote a post about how music is definitely my own kind of "time machine" a few months back. instead of re-writing all that i've already said on the subject, just go check out that post. enjoy.