March 29, 2012

Facebook Deactivation

As you know, I recently deactivated my facebook account.
It's been a couple months now, and I honestly think it's one of the best decisions I ever made.

The benefits?

Missing out on the election debacle.

Being more productive with my time.

Working harder to stay in touch with people and subsequently feeling like my relationships are better and more substantial, if fewer in number.

Not once in the time since I deactivated my account have I found myself looking at so and so's sister in law's little sister's old roommate's wedding pictures.

Feeling no pressure dating wise about when to post pictures of me with certain charming young men and therefore avoiding any ensuing insinuations.

I never find myself doing something so that I can change my profile pic, and I never think about what my next status is going to be.

I'm going to bed at a much more reasonable hour.

I can't compare the minute details of my life to the lives of my fbook friends.

I feel less pressure to prove to people that I'm awesome. I just let myself be me.


I'm missing out on a lot of ad copy, seriously, like, dozens of ads for

Theoretically, I'm like, not getting invited to as many parties and stuff. Although, how would I know if I'm missing out on them if I never hear about them in the first place?

I'm less informed about things as they go viral. I'm like, at least 71 hours behind on all things youtube.

I can't like things on facebook to win free stuff. Like, free iPads? I haven't gotten a single contest entry for one since I left the fb.

Setting people up on dates without the necessary pre-date-facebook-research. Liz induced literal blind dates are happening again thanks to my unpluggedness.

Also, I can no longer access the group, "Sleeping on campus since 1875." If you have fbook, you should totally check that one out. One of my old faves.

So yeah, there you have it. I'm glad I did it. I'll never say never (unless I'm singing along with the Biebs), but, at least for now, I have no plans to reactivate anytime soon.

If you're interested in deactivating your account, even on a trial basis, here's how.

March 23, 2012


 Photo here.
 I just barely ate one of these Ghirardelli chocolates. I'm sure that if you like dark chocolate, they are delicious. However, I think if I had to choose between only eating dark chocolate and never eating chocolate again, I might get rid of the only caffeinated dietary object in my life. Unless you count hot chocolate, Tootsie Rolls, Pearson's mint patties or Andes mints as dark chocolate, in which case, I revoke everything I just said.

March 22, 2012


The other day I found myself

stroking someone's cheek and

saying the word: RELAX.

Yes, you read that right.

I was encouraging someone to relax

and not the other way around.

Perhaps I am turning over a new leaf.

Perhaps I am no longer a total stress case.

Or maybe I'm just managing my stress

using a complex mezcla of

swimming, biking, yoga and compulsive nail filing.

You decide.

March 14, 2012

March Madness

Did you see that BYU game last night?!
Got the photo here.  

March 13, 2012


Found this little gem of John and I the other day. 

And siblings. 

March 7, 2012

How did they do it before audiobooks?

Dear Commuting,
Thanks for helping me break my record for number of miles on a single tank of gas. 440. Not.too.shabby.

More Valentine's Dance Fabulousness

Check out the classic I'm-laughing-so-hard-it's-like-I-just-ran-a-marathon stance. 
Too bad it's blurry so you can't see how good looking my current roommates are. 

March 5, 2012

Casimir Pulaski Day

Happy Casimir Pulaski Day! Made famous by this heart breaker from Sufjan Stevens.
I encourage you to enjoy some perogies or kielbasa as a form of celebration.

March 3, 2012


Dear YouTube,
I don't know how I ever did my hair or played the guitar without you. Props.