Monday, December 21, 2009

Why do you let me stay here all by myself...

Dear Mom, Dad, Nick, Shayna, Owen, Aubrey, Scott, Steph, Wes, and Jan,

I'm sorry. I am probably the worlds worst present wrapper. I will be the first to admit it. However, you're going to just have to deal with it because Lindsey and Ryan's gifts for you will go unwrapped unless I wrap them. Since Lindsey specifically asked me to wrap them, I'm going to make an attempt to do at least half as good of a job as she normally does. Don't expect any fancy bows or tags. Expect too much tape, and too much wrapping paper that is probably crooked and at least partially ripped. Oh..and you're going to have your presents in as few of boxes as possible because we have to get all these presents to fit into Linds' tiny room. Just a little warning. They are pretty awesome gifts though..I'm jealous.

Love always,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blackbird singing in the dead of night. Take these broken wings and learn to fly...

For the past 3ish days, this little guy has been my best friend. I know I don't even come close to his mom, but until she's out of the hospital, I'm gonna have to do.

Diesel 003

Please pray for my sister Lindsey. Her water broke late Thursday night, and she is only 22 weeks pregnant. One major goal of hers was to make it 48 hours without delivering, and at 11:40 last night, she passed that goal. The next goal is to make it to 23 weeks. That will be on Tuesday. The baby's heartbeat is still really strong, and he's constantly moving, like always. Pray that Evan continues to grow stronger while he's in his momma's belly. Lindsey is on complete bed rest until she goes into labor, which everyone is hoping won't be for at least 4 more weeks. I am unfortunately still way too sick to be around her, so I've been designated as Diesel's babysitter. We mostly just watch movies and nap...two of my favorite things :). I'll try and keep this updated as much as possible as I know that Lindsey and Ryan have friends/family that don't have facebook and want updates on how she's doing. Right now though, we're all just taking things one day at a time.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Give me a Sunday morning full of grace. A simple life and I'll be okay...

I haven't had time to sit down and get everything that's going on in my life out...but it's coming. In the mean time, here is my dream wedding. I'm such a sucker for teal.

Please keep me in your thoughts this week and next as I'm frantically trying to study//pass my LAST FINALS OF UNDERGRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Breathing in and out is a blessing can't you see...

I am thankful for:

…rest, work, light, peace, family, friends, quiet, puppies, warmth, babies, pretty roads, fast food, icons, memories, fragrances, colors, lists, chai lattes, faith, books, music, transportation, art, courage, love, flowers, adventure…

…and a place for it all.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

There ain't nothing that I wouldn't do, to make you feel my love.

For some reason, I have had "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks stuck in my head all week. This gets really annoying while you're trying to write a paper, like I'm doing right now. My computer is broken so I'm in the computer lab at my apartment, and the people next to me are talking ridiculously loud..and in another language. I decided to listen to the Amos Lee station on Pandora to drown out this annoyance. I was shocked when I heard a familiar song come up..but with a little different twist. Adele's cover of this song..and it's beautiful.

Monday, November 16, 2009

So after the laughter I guess comes the tears.

Where I'd rather be right now:

Pretty view.


Hanauma Bay.


Arizona 006


My favorite place to be.


I Suck at Kite Flying

But instead I'm just sitting in my apartment..working on Physics and Statistics..waiting for my Audiology class at 6. Ew. I took all these pictures but the last one (obviously, because that's me). I want to be back in all of these places. Now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This is my winter song to you. The storm is coming soon...

This is my blog and I can do stupid stuff like Facebook surveys if I want to.

101. My middle name is: Ann

100. I was born on: October 15th, 23 years ago.

99. I am really: Tired and sick of doing statistics.

98. My cell phone company is: Alltel, and a piece of crap.

97. My eye color is: Brownish/Greenish/Goldish

96. My shoe size is: seven and a half.

95. My ring size is: unbeknownst to me.

94. My height is: 5’5".

93. I am allergic to: dust.

92. I was born in: the same hospital that my Mom and all my sisters were born in.

91. I live in: a state of perpetual denial.

90. The last book I read: was "Traveling Mercies" and was seriously one of the best books I've ever read. Seriously.

88: One thing you hate about yourself: right now? I wish I liked my hair cut more.

87. My favorite Holiday is: Halloween.

86. The last three cds I bought: Girl Talk. All 3 albums.

85. Last song that made me cry was: "With You in Your Dreams" by Hanson..yep..Hanson.

84. Are you taken or Single: Single. Perpetually single.

83. If your taken, by who?: "you're" not "your". There's nothing I hate more than terrible grammar.

82. Do you like being single/taken?: I don't need to be in a relationship, and I don't need to be single. I just need to be happy.

81. What did you do last night?: Watched 17 Again with my sister and her boyfriend, and then fell asleep watching Top Chef with my Mom. It was a pretty perfect night.

:::::I Do (YES)/Do Not (NO) Believe In:::::

80. Love at first sight? No.
79. Luck? Kind of.
78. Fate? Not really.
77. What do you think of Yourself? This isn’t a yes or no question.
76. Aliens? No.
75. Heaven? Yes.
74. Hell? Yes.
73. Ghosts? No.
72. Horoscopes? can read any "signs" horoscope and feel like it's for you.
71. Soulmates? Maybe.

:::::Which is Better?:::::

70. Hugs or Kisses: Hugs.

69. Drunk or High: Drugs are for thugs.

68. Phone or Online: In person, obviously.

67. Red heads or Black heads? This question is worded so terribly.

69. Blondes or Brunettes: I feel like brunette is a word for a girl. I prefer dark haired over light haired.

68. Hot or Cold: Cold..I absolutely hate being hot.

67. Summer or winter: That little bit in between both..also known as fall or spring.

69. Chocolate or vanilla: I don't like ice cream and I don't like chocolate, so neither.

68. Night or Day: Night.

66. Curly or Straight hair: Straight.

:::::Here’s What I Think About::::

64. Backstabbers: Suck.

63. Parents: I love my parents. They have been there for my sisters and I through so much, and I owe them my life (well..obviously).

::::Last time I:::

62. Went out of town: I drove to Lansing on Friday, then up to Pentwater on Saturday.

61. Had food: My Mom made dinner for my family after Aubrey's baptism today.

60. Saw someone: My roommate just ran out of her room and into the was weird.

59. Cried in front of someone? The night before I left for Hawaii was really weird..and I was really panicky about the hurricane that was supposed to hit.

58. Grew: I feel like I've been the same height for a really long time..although my Mom asked me if I had grown lately...I hope not. I think I'm too tall.


57. Who is the ditsiest person you know: Thankfully my parents taught me some manners..

56. Who makes you laugh the most? Anyone with funny jokes.

55.The last movie I watched: 17 Again.

54. What I don’t understand is: Physics.

53. The most unsatisfactory answer I’ve ever received is: I'm getting bored with this.

52. Something I will miss when I leave home is: My friends and family. Not the winter though. At all.

51. The thing that I’m looking forward to the most: Being done with school and getting a real, adult, full time job.

50. The thing that I’m not looking forward to is: Having to leave my family bc I'm going to have to get a job out of state.

49. Tomorrow: is going to suuuck. I hate Monday's. Class from 8 am-9 pm. Ew.

48. Today: was nice and relaxing. Until I realized my car battery was dead..that sucked.

47. Next Summer: I hope to not have to have a summer job, but I wouldn't mind working at the BB again.

46. Next Week: is Thanksgiving..probably my second favorite holiday.

45. People call me: Whitney. Whitnasty. Whit. Whitty. Princess. Cousin.

44. The person who knows the most about me is: Brooke.

43. The most difficult thing to do is: Physics.

42. I have gotten a speeding ticket: never.

41. My zodiac sign is: Libra.

40. The first person I talked to today was: Shayna when she told me I had a half hour to get ready for church.

39. First time you had a crush: First grade.

38. The one person who can’t hide things from me: Brooke.

37. Last time someone said something that you were thinking?: Either yesterday or today with one of my sisters.

36. Right now I am talking to: Josh via text because I love texting..haha.

35. What is your dream job: Running my own speech clinic.

34. First job?: Housekeeping. It.was.awful.

33. What do you do in your spare time?: Read. Make lists. Listen to music. Search ridiculous stuff online.

32. I have these pets: None. I really want a really really big dog though.

31. I hope: that I'm not super tired in the morning.

30. The worst sound in the world: Cars crashing..and Nickelback.

29. The person that makes me cry the most is: Obviously not worth crying over.

28. My boy/girlfriend is: Non existent.

27. Florida or Hawaii: Hawaii. Hands.down.

26. My favorite piece of clothing is: My dress I got for my birthday. Or my Miss Me jeans.

25. My favorite sport is: Baseball.

24. Last time I cried: This summer.

23. My friends are: amazing.

22. My computer is: currently broken and being fixed by Paul :).

21. The school I go to is: small.

20. Last person I got mad at: was Brooke last night when she was trying to tell me the ending of Top Chef. I hate spoilers.

19. The all-time best movie is: Of all time? Probably Shawshank.

18. The all-time best thing in the world is: Language.

17. The all-time best smell: Lilac.

16. Your current theme song: Whatever the shuffle on my ipod picks..I don't feel like thinking.

15. The most annoying person you know is: trying on ball gowns and planning a wedding.

14. I lose respect for people who: cheat.

13. The movies I have cried at are: Beaches and Hardball. Probably a lot more too..I'm a sap.

12. Closest friend name: Aimee.

11. Favorite web site:

10. I want to be: living in a house with Sierra and Vee. Fer-real.

9. The worst pain I was ever in was?: Dislocating my knee..3 times. Breaking my finger. Cracking my ribs..hmm..yeah..I can't choose the worst. Probably my ribs.

8. My favorite word is: I don't think I have a favorite. I have a least favorite.

7. My room is: shared at the moment and I hate it. I hate that I'm 23 and have to share a room.

6. My favorite celebrity is: Maggie Gyllenhal.

5. My weakness is: Country music.

4. What I like about the opposite sex: Dark hair, a sense of style (even if it's the tiniest bit) and a sense of humor. Bonus points if they have tattoos.

3. Who has broken your heart: Does it matter?

2. One thing that makes you feel great is: The sun.

1. You filled out 101 questions because?: I am wondering the same thing at this point.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

There's a slow, slow train comin' up around the bend...

Day one of Skinny Bitch taught me to stop eating sugar. I felt like this was going to be impossible to do, so I decided to stop eating candy..which is going to be super super hard for me, but not impossible. I haven't had any candy whatsoever in the past 2 days...and for the past 2 days I've had a really bad non-stop. Am I addicted to candy and this is my body's way of telling me to eat some? I think so. Our apartment phone rang a little bit ago, and while I was standing by the table, I nonchalantly grabbed a watermelon Jolly Rancher and started to unwrap it..and then was like DUH! You can't have that. This is bad. And it's going to be hard. But I can do it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

She wonders without knowing, where did we begin?

I recently came across my copy of Skinny Bitch that I was almost religiously attached to a couple years ago. I started reading it again last night, and I can't remember why I stopped following the advice of this book.

"Brace yourselves, girls. Soda is liquid Satan. It is the devil. It is garbage. There is nothing in soda that should be put into your body. For starters, soda's high levels of phosphorous can increase calcium loss from the body, as can its sodium and caffeine....And the last time we checked, sugar, found in soda by the boatload, does not make you skinny! Now don't go patting yourself on the back if you drink diet soda. That stuff is even worse. Aspartame...has been blamed for a slew of scary maladies, like arthritis, birth defects, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, lupus, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. When methyl alcohol, a component of aspartame, enters your body, it turns into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is toxic and carcinogenic."

Formaldehyde is what you keep dead cats in if you are going to dissect them. It shouldn't be something that you put into your body. Sick. There is a whole specific section of the book that's dedicated to truly explaining how terrible Aspartame is for you..and I'm looking forward to reading it again so that I can pass this info. on to others and get them to stop eating//drinking stuff that has it in it!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

When you're dreaming with a broken heart, waking up is the hardest part.

I have come to a point in my life where I'm going to stop trying to please everyone. Now that I've been 23 for almost 2 weeks I think I've earned the right to be able to make decisions for myself, and I am going to stand by these said decisions. I've never been the person who just goes along with whatever everyone else says/does, but I've been finding myself to be that person lately, and I'm done. I'm done watching you stick right by the side of your "boyfriend" even though everyone knows how terrible he is to you. I've been in an abusive relationship. You knew this. You told me to get out. I did. What are you doing? I'm done listening to you talk about leaving your husband. He deserves to know how you feel. We've been friends for 3 months. You've been together for 5 years. I'm done letting you treat me like I'm still 9 years old. I'm came to my birthday. You were more drunk than I was. Remember...probably not. I'm sorry that I've been sick with the flu for a week, and I'm contemplating not going out for Halloween because I'm afraid if I keep pushing myself, I will run myself ragged. Actually..I'm not sorry at all.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Exchanging body heat in the passenger seat...

While finishing off some last minute statistics homework last night, I remembered that I had a large light blue (my favorite) Gatorade in the fridge. I got a little bit up from my homework..and grabbed it. However, this particular Gatorade was apparently made with the worlds strongest cap, and I could not remove it. I twisted it..I hit it..I twisted it with a towel over it..I hit it some more..I twisted it with paper towel over it..I dropped it on the ground..nothing. I got it open enough so that I could squeeze it into a cup..but the lid is still tightly sealed, and I'm pretty sure it is laughing at me. Gatorade 1, Whitney 0. Bummer.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sing us a song, you're the Piano Man.

Because I was super proud of myself for getting my Physics homework done early..I decided to read some of my book and listen to music. I finished as much as I wanted to read tonight, and then started looking for youtube videos of some of my favorite songs...all of which have a lot of piano...which I am a huge sucker for.

I found a strange reoccurring theme between the videos..Jim and Pam.

I can now go to sleep happy.

Little girls don't know how to be sweet girls..Mama didn't teach me.

A year ago today I wrote on a post it note: "Don't worry about things that won't matter in a year" and I've kept it on my wall ever since. Well, as a matter of fact..I haven't worried at all about the stupid things that I was worried about then. So many other things have happened over this year and have taken up all the space my little worry box can hold that the things I was worried about before seem so minuscule now. I think that losing an aunt, cousin and 2 friends will put things into perspective about what you need to spend time worrying about, and what is pointless.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I guess we're all one phone call from our knees...

Whoever the dude is that came up with this original officially my hero. I may just be really tired right now..but I am laughing and completely agreeing with just about all of these right now.

My favorites...blowing into a Nintendo game...not mentioning something you've read online by stalking someone...Mapquest skipping to #5....

I am moving back to Grand Rapids tomorrow night..and I'm excited.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I know I know for sure, that life is beautiful around the world.

So if you don't have a house, you are "homeless." What is it called if it's just you and a really big house all to yourself? "Homeful?" That sounds ridiculous..but it's exactly what I am right now. And I don't like it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

And I'm on my knees, looking for the answer. Are we human, or are we dancers?

I've always thought that I wanted to live on my own. I basically have lived on my own the past two years...yes, I shared an apartment with two girls, but we had nothing in common, so I just chilled by myself in my room 99% of the time.

My parents have been in Holland the past couple days helping my sister and her family move, so I've had their house to myself. I thought they were just going to be gone for one night, but I'm on my third night in a row by myself. Eating whatever I want has been great..minus the fact that it's involved take out quite a bit because I've had no energy to cook when I've gotten home from work. I've been able to watch whatever I want. I Hate Valentines Day, which I was super looking forward to watching was TERRIBLE..ohhhmygosh..awful. Unwrapped, Diners Drive-ins and Dives, and The Holiday have all been awesome, as usual. Also, sleeping on the couch and not getting woken up has been super sweet as well.

However, everything was going great...until it stormed last night. Holy crap do I hate storms. I had no idea it was supposed to storm until I got woken up by super loud thunder, and lightning that was so bright, I kept dreaming that I was taking pictures. I'm hoping tonight the weather doesn't decide to screw me over so that I can get a little bit of sleep.

I've slept on the couch because a) I love it, and b) I've decided that I need to be able to hear if someone is breaking into the house. This whole sudden panic about weird noises and intruders makes me feel like living on my own isn't going to be in my future anytime soon.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bow in the presence of greatness.

True..they obviously did a ton of editing..but still..awesome.

Why can't I do cool stuff like that?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yesterday I got lost in the circus, feeling like such a mess.

Tonight I wondered if I were to get sprayed by the skunk that was in the building if I would still have to go to work in the morning? I feel like being sprayed by a skunk is a legitimate excuse to miss work, however, I love working there, so I would never do that.

Would you still work with me if I smelled like a skunk? Probably not. I would hate myself all day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Finally you have found something perfect, and finally you have found yourself.

Tonight when I got home from work I did a stupid facebook quiz that was supposed to tell you how old you'll be when you get married. It told me I'd be pathetic as that sounds..I can't see myself getting married anytime before for once, one of those quizzes just may be correct.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You give me something, that makes me scared all right...

I have two goals for this summer:
--Make a ton of money at the Brown Bear.
--Teach myself how to cook.

So tonight my parents and I went up to Ludington to go grocery shopping because there isn't a whole ton of food in this house that I can eat. I'm so excited to start making some of the recipes that I've found online and in a couple different vegetarian cookbooks that I have.

While we were at the store, we had a tonnnn of cans to return. My job was to return the glass beer bottles. I discovered something semi-interesting. The brown beer bottles are dropped into the bottom of the machine, making a terrible glass breaking sound as they hit the bottom. The prestine, clear beer bottles are carefully sent out of the machine and lined up onto a table, and are ushered off into what I can only imagine to be "clear beer bottle mansions."

This really has no point besides the fact that I wondered if the brown bottles ever feel discriminated against, and maybe they want to have brown beer bottle mansions of their own.

I'll never know this.
Because they're beer bottles.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

So pleasant dreams to you my friend...

It sucks that less than 3 days ago..this was my everyday view. If I could figure out how to get pictures off my phone you'd be able to see my view right now. Hint: it involves snow :(.


Monday, March 2, 2009

You give me something to believe in.

T-minus 15 days until St. Patrick's day!!!
T-minus 17 days until I'm laying by the pool in Arizona!!!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Let me see your hips swing.

I have one heck of a cold.
I've been lacking all motivation to do anything.
No studying, no note making, no nothing but taking dayquil/nyquil and watching a whole bunch of movies.
In the past 2 days, I've watched:
Pretty Woman (hated it)
Now and Then (always a favorite)
Step Brothers (took 2 days to watch because I fell asleep..loved it)
The Prestige (always loved it)
Billy Elliott (love the music)
Eagle Eye (I could go either way)

I feel like there's more, but I'm tired. I took Nyquil at I'm definitely ready for bed.

Here's some food for thought...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have a little faith in me...

I was reminded the other day that I haven't written in this in a while. Yup. I haven't.

I am currently too tired to put any effort into this...however...
big news.

I will be reenacting my vacation to Arizona that I took my Freshman year spring break this coming spring break!

I am beyond excited. Watch out Arizona, I'm coming for you.