Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Proof!

I have a problem that appears frequently, especially when I dance. The complete story can be found here. Well, it's a habit I have never been able to kick. Spencer and I did a duet a few months ago and we recorded some of the steps just so we could remember the dance. Here is one of the videos...keep in mind that I am not posting this to demonstrate my extreme clogging skills, because I look like I don't even know how to clog in this video. The purpose of this video is to display my stubborn left arm!


video

This video also demonstrates the reason why my foot developed a stress fracture...I think it's funny that you can hear the step so well even though I'm only wearing tennis shoes. Dancing on the cement. Probably not a good idea...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Me and my boys


Then and Now

I can't believe it's been a year! I like how in the first picture we didn't even know each other...and I look scared of the boys. Clarification: I was scared of the boys. The first time we met they didn't really talk to me...but I'm glad we became friends that summer. Oh, we had fun.

Little Shop of Horrors...

I've never seen it, but today this song was stuck in my head...I probably know why. Anyway, good song.

[AUDREY]
Nobody ever treated me kindly
Daddy left early
Mama was poor
I'd meet a man and I'd follow him blindly
He'd snap his fingers
Me, I'd say "sure."

Suddenly Seymour is standin' beside me
He don't give me orders
He don't condescend
Suddenly Seymour is here to provide me
Sweet understanding
Seymour's my friend

[SEYMOUR]
Tell me this feelin'll last till forever
Tell me the bad times are clean washed away

[AUDREY]
Please understand that it's still strange and fright'nin'
For losers like I've been it's so hard to say

[AUDREY]
Suddenly Seymour,
He purified me
Suddenly Seymour
He showed me I can
Learn how to be more
The girl that's inside me
With sweet understanding,
With sweet understanding,
With sweet understanding,
Seymour's my man!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Awkward

Preface: I date, and I am awkward, which means that I now have many awkward dating experiences. Here are a few. (NOTE! If you find yourself in one of these experiences, please don't be offended)

Experience One: I was on a date-an almost blind date, but not quite. We called it a colorblind date. His dad had tried to set us up for a long time and we finally went out. Anyway, about an hour into the date, the boy turned to me and said, "You know, Natalie...you're a lot more normal than I thought you'd be". Um...thanks? He beat me to the punch.

Experience Two: Freshman year, winter semester. I was kinda dating a guy (who may or may not have been my TA). So he came over one of the last days of finals week to visit. As he left to go study, he kissed me goodbye (our first kiss!) and said to me, "Well, I'll see you in September!" I had no idea he was even leaving. What! We didn't ever really speak again.

Experience Three: Sophomore year, winter semester. There was a guy in my ward who I was pretty sure liked me. We had been on a few dates and I thought things were kind of getting more serious, then one day....he stopped talking to me. Literally. Wouldn't even make eye contact. I tried to clarify but was met with contention so I dropped it completely, never knowing what I had done to offend him. Yesterday I found out that he thought I was trying to date him just to win a bet. So lame! I'm kinda depressed that he thought that little of me.

Dating is exciting!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two things

One of my favorite things about my blog is that the most hits it gets from search engines is from people searching for the story of Little Dog Turpie. That's awesome, but a little disturbing.

One of my least favorite things about my blog is that I allow what others think about me to influence what I post. I wish I could say this blog was me sharing all my honest thoughts and feelings but it is not.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Yeah...just a really good day


I like to hide under my cryptic blanket a lot on this blog, but I got a package today and it made me very happy. So I still can't bring myself to specifically state what is going on because I worry that people might judge me, but if you know, you know.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Admiration

So recently I've been realizing things about myself and one of those things is that I love people, but I don't show it like I should. I'll try to be better about that. But while I'm working on that, here is a blog about people I have admired pretty much my whole life: Brad and Traci Sheen.

I grew up next door to the Sheens. Nathan was best friends with Bradley, and even though they are a few years older than me they always let me play with them. I don't have any memories of Brad being annoyed or irritated that I always wanted to play with him and my brother. And, as most of you know, I was even in love with Brad back then. Anyway, I am so grateful for his kindness and acceptance, even as it continues today.

And Traci! I looked up to Traci so much. I remember thinking about how much I loved her bed and she always had the cutest dolls. She also allowed me to play with her even though I was a lot younger than she was. I wanted to be just like Traci.