Sunday, April 19, 2015

Every Dance I've Ever Gone To

Spring Fling 2013

Homecoming 2013 

Sadies 2013

Preference 2014

Morp 2014

Prom 2014
Homecoming 2014

Sadies 2014

80's Dance 2014

Preference 2015

El Cheapo/Hoedown Throwdown/Spring Fling 2015

Prom 2015

Good at Nostalgia

I have a great memory, so I've always been good at nostalgia.
I remember the first day of middle school. My mom told me "say hi to everyone and ask their names". I did.
I remember the summer day when I went on the bike ride with Jason and Connor to Snoasis. It was new that year. I thought they were so weird, but so was I.
I've always been good at nostalgia.
I remember the year that we started playing night games on my street. I was in charge.
I remember the made up animals, the french drama and the PE's where we would just watch March Madness and I would say silent thank you's.
I've always been good at nostalgia.
I remember when I thought I would marry my sister's best friend and she would marry mine.
I remember how big my friend group was. We would sit in my front room trying to decide what to do and end up talking until they had to go home.

One day I will harness the power of nostalgia. I want to make people cry because of it. I want to make them feel the emotion.
I want them to remember, the way I do.
Because I've always been good at nostalgia.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Scandalous Footage

Sorry I'm posting another video, but we made this for the Utah High School Film Festival and it just goes so well with the shoe prompt. Please let me know what you think of it.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

It's All Downhill from Here

I never thought I would be this close when I was finger painting with chocolate pudding.
It seemed like this was taking forever when I was trying to memorize that poem.
'Graduation will never come' were my thought when I was writing my first research paper. 
Read this book.
Don't forget to analyze.
Did you finish your math homework?
I didn't understand it either.
Memorize this.
Practice makes perfect.
There's a test next time. 
Word banks.

What's your name?
I like you, do you like me?
Check YES or NO
Did you hear?
Can I have your number?
Late nights.
Car rides.
Fast food.

Spring break of our senior year just ended. That marks 13 spring breaks. 
46 more days until we graduate. 
6 more weekends. 
If you didn't believe it before, you'd better start now. 
Because the end is coming pretty fast, but the beginning is coming a little faster. 
And I never thought this was actually going to happen. 
But I'm going on a mission and your going to college, and he's joining the military and she's getting married and high school is over and the rest of our lives are around the corner and my head is telling me that I'm ready but my heart is asking if I really am.

This is the grand finale. 
It's the denouement. 
The curtains are closing, the credits are rolling, and the clock is ticking down. 
And I've waited for this my whole life.
And I don't know about you, 

but I'm feeling 22. 

(that was getting too intense) 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I am NOT Philo Farnsworth

Because I'm better at making videos than making a blog...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Consternation of Occurance

Tonight my sister made some "Creamsickle Pudding" that she found on pinterest.
When she ladled the soupy mess out of the bowl, we laughed until we cried
Because sometimes things don't turn out to be the way we think they will.

We didn't plan our date that Saturday until an hour before.
It had the possibility of being scattered, rushed, and a complete disaster, but it was one of the most fun dates I've ever been on.
Because sometimes activities don't turn out to be the way we think they will.

When Nelson puts our names up on the board our eyes will first rush to see our own,
Then as we scan the screen and see who that was, we'll probably laugh, or gasp,
Because sometimes people don't turn out to be the way we think they will.

I'm laying on my death bed, surrounded by family or maybe I'm all alone.
My breathing becomes shallow, my mind flashes to when I met her-- unexpectedly.
I remember the vacation where everything went wrong, the job where I should have gotten a promotion but was fired instead, the people I met who shouldn't have stayed around so long but I am certainly glad they did.
Because sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we think it will.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

This Makes Sense