Saturday, January 30, 2010

Neurotic Much?

Dry hands = the worst feeling ever.

No lie. I know you know what I'm talking about.

I simply can't live without lotion or mascara OR Burt's Bees lip balm but that, my friends, is another story.

You know that feeling of touching dry sidewalk or of erasing a chalkboard only to find your hands covered in chalk residue? Yeah. Gross. shivers. Just the thought of chalky hands makes my skeleton fall apart! But that's how my hands feel when I don't slather legit lotion or body butter on them after washing my hands. This should be enough evidence of why you should never be jealous of me. Ever. But you can still covet my green eyes and dark hair or my bewbs if you want. That I'm ok with.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Cheesecake Factory FTW

My obsession for Barnes and Noble has been re-lit this past week. I still to this day enter those oddly heavy doors just to spend countless hours walking around the store looking at the myriad of books and yes, even smelling them. I like the smell of books. So sue me. Ok so don't. I neither have the time nor the money to be sued right now. How about I just take you out for sushi or something? And I digress.

Personally, Barnes and Noble means a lot more than classic literature and sex books. True story. Starbucks, anyone? Yum. You guys. My Barnes and Noble's Starbucks sells The Cheesecake Factory cupcakes. YOU GUYS! Cheesecake. Factory. Cupcakes. Do you even understand my happiness? Nothing bad comes out of that place. I have a feeling God owns it. But I think Satan owns the dessert section because IT IS POISON! but very delicious poison.

The Double Chocolate Cupcake first caught my eye but it didn't even look remotely appetizing to me. Honestly, I really don't like chocolate cake. Blech. Wait. Don't roll your eyes at me like that. Just because I'm a hormonal female does not mean I HAVE to, under some kind of contract, enjoy chocolate. There are other things I would rather whore about. Chocolate just does not happen to be one of them. Now salty foods on the other hand...mmmm calamari from PF Chang's. Yes please. And I digress. Again.

I'm sorry. Sometimes I take forever to get to the point of my posts, so if you made it this far into it then CONGRATULATIONS!!! By the way, the caps locked congratulations, was more for my sake, not so much yours. Ever since my posts have become more sporadic I have lost readers....OH MY GAR ASHLEY! SHUT UP AND TALK ABOUT THE DAMN RED VELVET CUPCAKES ALREADY!

ahem. Yes. Red Velvet Cupcakes. You guys, can I please just tell you that these red velvet cupcakes are on my Top Best Thing I Ever Ate list? Well, (pause) this little piece of poisonous pastry is on my Top Best Thing I Ever Ate list (alliteration not intended). Who knew? I surely didn't. It literally gave me a foodgasm. Yes, I said foodgasm. There really is such a thing. Trust me on this one. I've been around when it comes to red velvet and never in my whole life have I tasted something so delicious. Hands down the best thing I ever ate. After my first bite I swear my eyes rolled back into my head. I sah-ware. I looked down at the little beauty and literally said out loud, "Um, are you kidding me?" Nope. It was neither kidding around with me nor my taste buds.

I'd like to sit here and tell you how moist (shivers) the cake was and how silky the cream cheese frosting was but I'm not going to bore you with that. You'll just have to have a foodgasm of your own. As much as I would love to give you a foodgasm via my tasty words I honestly think you should give yourself one. I mean do you sit around and talk about your actual O's with your friends? You do? Hmmmm...Oh, well, that is nice. I haven't. OK you can go away now.

PS If you can't find these cupcakes please go and at least try The Cheesecake Factory's Red Velvet Cheesecake. OMGar. Multiple foodgasms.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ash's Deleted Scenes

I found this as I was looking at my post list this morning. This draft was born on March 3, 2009. I realized that I never finished it so today I decided to just post what my little fingers put down. It is really dusty too so do not judge.

"Stake" and Eggs

This past Saturday was probably one of the most productive days I have had in a long time. I got up at 7:30 a.m., worked out with my roommate Ellyne, came back at 9 and cleaned until noon. We were both so beat that we just relaxed for a while and watched 90210 and Being Erica on the Soap Net. At 3:30 Alyssa/Aurora/Polly Pocket/Odette/Giselle came over to play or in other words her mom dropped her off because she had to work a shift at Brick Oven that night. Alyssa is a cute lil 5 year old that is in my roommate's kindergarten class...we babysit her every Friday. It can be tons of fun but at times I want to pull my hair out and I'm not even the one that is fully responsible for her. We just have to remember that she is just a 5 year old and a very cute one at that.

Later that night was the evening session of Stake Conference. Jordan, Ellyne, the 5 year old and I all went together. Alyssa, I mean Giselle, even wore her witch costume from Halloween to our Stake Conference Saturday night session, cape and all. Did we care? No. We aren't her parents. She can do what she wants.

K now to the POINT of my post!!! I am not one to take notes in sacrament meeting at church but when I go to devotionals, firesides, or stake conferences (especially here at BYU) I take notes in a lil $1 notebook from Target. I'm just going to say that I heard some of the most inspired words I could have at this point in my life. The first speaker was this tall, handsome black guy in my ward. OH MY GOODNESS! He is so cute. His name is Emmanuel, he is from Boston, and he served his mission in Zimbabwe. So cool, right? His main message was on obedience. He mentioned how obedience is a sign of our faith and how it shows our trust in the Lord. He then read Mosiah 3:19. Within this scripture one can see that King Benjamin mentions how we should be as a child, and be WILLING to submit to all things that the Lord puts in our path. We should have faith in what the Lord wants us to do and obey him in every aspect. E. then mentioned how we should be like the 'wiseman' in the primary song and build upon the rock of obedience. The greatest example we have of this is the Savior. He was obedient to the will of the Father. Everyday. Without fail. And what is obedience again? A sign of our faith.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More...Something Else

I should be starting this blog out with an "I'm so sorry my lovies for not blogging in a while," but then I'd be lying. I'm actually not sorry at all. In fact, I could care less. It's not like you guys are begging me to write a new post or anything. However, I do get jealous when I see that my cousin, Lydia, posts something new. It makes me wish my life was more interesting, more exciting, more (*pauses*) something else. I do realize that she is in college still and running marathons and being all cute with her short haircuts but I miss that [college] life! Don't worry though. I'm not that entirely crapped out about my life. Really, I'm not. I'm just not in tune with my writing as much as I use to be, as much as I should be, as much as I want to be.

So, bear with me as I get back into the writing mode I once was in during my some-what of a prime. As for now, I'm just not going to think about what to write but instead let it come to me. I'm sick and tired of thinking "Oh, I should blog about this," or "Now that would be a great topic to write about," because let's face it, that has yet to work out for me, especially as of recent.