Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 21-Family photo

The pictures came!!! Here are some of them. Just the pure-blood Carmichaels haha
We're so funny!

Another nice one, I thought

The whole family! It's a miracle we got Benson an Ember smiling.

Day 22-New Year's Resolutions

This day was originally supposed to be a letter to someone who has hurt me recently but I couldn't think of anyone! I mean, honestely, who would want to hurt me? Ha ha. So here are my New Year's Resolutions. Sorry if they're kinda boring.
1. Figure out what I want to do with my life ha ha
2. Keep off the weight I have lost and lose just a little more
3. Work extra, extra hard at my calling
4. Stop checking facebook all the time-what a waste of my life :)
5. Get straight A's

Also, I will say that I had a great Christmas. It was so nice having my sister and her family here from Indiana and I'll be sad when they have to go back. Little kids just make life so funny. I'm also looking forward to tomorrow because . . . IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Day 20-A photo of something that makes you happy

This photo shows lots of things that make me happy. My sisters, pajamas, and it was taken Christmas Eve. All those things make me happy!!!

Day 19-The meaning behind your blog name

I like alliteration. And my friend Brittany's blog is called Events of the Edwards. So, what M word could go with Maurie? Meanders, I thought! Which means to follow a twisting or indirect route, especially one with a series of twists and turns. It could also mean to wander slowly and aimlessly. Let's face it, my life is sometimes like both of those definitions so I thought it fit perfectly.

Day 18-Another picture of yourself

Day 17-Something you crave a lot

This was originally supposed to be a photo of you and your family. Well, we just got a bunch of nice family photos taken and so I am waiting for when they become available to do that post so instead I'm going to move on to the next one: something you crave a lot.
I know this seems like a weird thing to crave but I really, really love pizza.
P.S. Sorry I've been bad at updating lately. It's been crazy with the holidays.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 16--Your celebrity crush

Jeffrey Donovan. It was difficult for me to pick a celebrity crush at all. I don't really have one. So if I had to pick one it would be this guy. I mean, look at him? I watch Hitch just because he's in it for two scenes. He even plays a jerk in that movie! That's how much I love Jeffry Donovan. He is my guilty pleasure. Too bad Santa didn't bring him to me for Chirstmas haha.

Day 15--Something you don't leave the house without

My cellular device. Need I say more?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 14-A TV show you're currently addicted to

Burn Notice. If you've been following this blog you know that I'm always singing Burn Notice's praises. But seriously. I love this show. I haven't watched the new fourth season so I don't know if it's still good, but the first three seasons are epically good. Michael Westen is my new fictional true love.
No secret, just love yogurt.
If the devil had a name it would be Chuck Finley!
Spies hide guns like squirrels hide acorns.
P.S. Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 13--Your favorite musician and why?

Hard to choose. I would probably have to say Snow Patrol though. I don't know why but I really enjoy their music. All of it. Usually with bands/groups/artists I only like one or two of their songs but I've loved all that Snow Patrol has given me ha ha. What can I say? They make me want to Just Say Yes.

Day 12-A photograph of the room you live in

It was originally supposed to be a picture of the town you live in but I think that's kinda boring and lame. So here's a picture of my spectacular room! It used to be red and yellow but my mother abhorred (vocab point) it so we painted it blue. I liked it before but isn't it just lovely now?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 11--Your favorite book

This post was originally supposed to be what's in your makeup bag. But I changed it because does anyone even really care what is in my makeup bag? I don't even have a makeup bag. It's all in a drawer. I also thought you'd rather hear about something that actually means something. And other days are favorite TV show and movie so I want to give the books some time. It's what I do. I'm an English major.

I can't choose one favorite so I will list several. First and foremost, the Harry Potter series. There could be an entire blog post about that. I love them all and I really want to go to Wizarding World in Florida someday.

Other favorites include these: the Hunger Games, Persuasion, and if I had to pick a favorite (besides Harry Potter) it would be Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale. I love this book beyond belief. The main character is so strong and amazing to me. I don't even know how to describe how much I love it.

I will also mention this book called Nightlight. It's a parody of Twilight (which means they're pretty much making fun of it) and oh my goodness. I have never laughed so hard while reading a book in my entire life.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 10-A photo of your favorite place to eat

Day 9-A photo of the last item you purchased

Okay, so I ate the item before I took a picture and this is the best one I could find online though it isn't like the sandwich I ate. The last item I purchased was a sandwich from Jimmy John's.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 8-A song to match your mood

"Waiting for the End" by Linkin Park

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 7-Your dream wedding

My dream wedding. So, since this is a dream that means I have limitless amounts of money, correct? Sigh. Here goes my ultimate cheesiness.
We (me and this alleged fiance/husband) would get marreid at the Ogden Temple in April or May. The colors would be light pink and light blue. Tulips would definitely be involved somehow. Then there would be the necessary pictures and what not. Then a really nice luncheon/dinner with all of our beloved close friends and family. I would want the dinner to either be like pasta with yummy rolls or maybe pizza ha ha. The dessert would be cupcakes that have little pink or blue flowers on the frosting (am I going into too much detail?) But that is just the beginning of the party. I would not really want to have a formal reception with like a line. After the dinner there would be dancing--lots of dancing. I would play all my favorite songs and everyone would be having the most spectacular time. There would be a really nice photographer taking lots of pictures of us and our friends and fam. After the dance we would cut the cake (which my Aunt Carol would make), throw the bouquet/garter, and then we would swoop off for our honeymoon to either an Italian villa or Wizarding World in Florida ha ha. That is my dream wedding. I guess. Ha ha

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 6-A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet

Okay so this is going to be a boring answer from me but isn't this a cute puppy? I'm sure you're thinking, "What? She can pick any animal and she chooses a puppy?" But that's the point. It's a puppy. I want a puppy that stays a puppy FOREVER. One that doesn't turn into a dog. And of course it has to be potty trained and preferably one that doesn't shed. Too picky?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 5-A photo of yourself two years ago

I took this picture of myself right before I left for my friend Jessica's bachelorette party. I miss my long hair desperately but it's finally starting to grow back! Yay!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 4-Your favorite photograph of your best friend

This is a picture of Jesus. Isn't He the ultimate best friend???

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 3-Your idea of the perfect first date

I'd have to say, April 25th because it's not too hot, not too cold. All you'd need is a light jacket . . . ha ha.
In all seriousnes, this is a challenging question that I've been asked many times lately. Why does this question specify a first date? Why can't it just be any date?
Anyway, I guess I'll give it a shot. First of all, the guy I'm going with on this "perfect" date is someone I actually like. Someone I am excited to go with, someone I want to get to know better, and someone i can flirt uncontrollably with ;) He picks me up and is the perfect gentlemen throughout the entire date. He opens the door for me and just treats me nicely. I guess we'd go to a restaurant. Probably Firehouse, Applebees, or some kind of pizza place (like Tony's). Then we would do some kind of wicked fun activity that would allow us to have a good time together and just be ourselves. Like bowling, ice skating, etc. Then we'd go back to a comfy couch to watch a good movie and . . . dare I say it . . . cuddle or maybe even hold hands! Sorry, I'll try not to get PG here. And at the end of the night I'm just glad I was able to spend time with this guy. With the end of this perfect date comes the desire to ahve another perfect date with him.
If you have any input on what makes a "perfect" date, please let me know because the more I think about this the more I worry that my idea of a perfect date is actually pretty lame.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 2-A photo of something you ate today

This isn't something I ate today but I'm doing this kind of weird. Day 2 for me was yesterday but I'm posting it today (so today is technically Day 3, if that makes any kind of sense). I made gingerbread houses with some friends yesterday and it was so fun!!! And no, I didn't eat everything on this house but I had some of the twizzlers, and the white chocolate, and some of the gummy trees. It was both fun and delicious!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 1-A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was

This is a picture of me from Halloween. I was my own super hero. Maurie the Mangler. This doesn't really go along with my description of my day but I liked this picture ha ha.
Since this day has hardly even begun I'll talk about my day yesterday. My mom was sick so I stayed home with her and we watched Anne of Green Gables ha ha ha ha. We love Gilbert. Then last night I went with my family to Firehouse. We were celebrating Shelby getting her Masters degree. I am so proud of her! It amazes me what she has accomplished with her life and this was a great achievement for her. Plus it meant we got to go to Firehouse. We love that place. The breadsticks and desserts are the best (and the pasta is pretty dang good as well). We had a lot of fun with the whole family (except for my sister and her husband and kids)!!!
After the dinner I went with my sisters Linda and Shelby to a little party thing. We played Apples to Apples and the Beatles Rock Band. It was a fun day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

30 Day Challenge

So Brittany said she stole this from someone's blog and now I am going to steal it from her mwahahaha!!!! This is the 30 Day Blog Challenge. Since I sometimes do so little with my blog these days I thought it would be a good/fun idea. I'm a little worried because I sometimes am not very good at uploading photos. I always forget how to do it. But I'll try. Also, I may or may not change some of the things ha ha.
Day 1-A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was
Day 2-A photo of something you ate today
Day 3-Your idea of the perfect first date
Day 4-Your favorite photograph of your best friends
Day 5-A photo of yourself two years ago
Day 6-A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet
Day 7-Your dream wedding
Day 8-A song to match your modd
Day 9-A photo of the item you last purchased
Day 10-A photo of your favorite place to eat
Day 11-What's in your makeup bag?
Day 12-A photograph of the town you live in
Day 13-Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14-A TV you're currently addicted to
Day 15-Something you don't leave the hosue without
Day 16-Your celebrity crush
Day 17-A photo of you and your family
Day 18-Something you crave a lot
Day 19-Another picture of yourself
Day 20-The meaning behind your blog name
Day 21-A photo of something that makes you happy
Day 22-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 23-15 facts about you
Day 24-A photo of something that means a lot to you
Day 25-What's in your purse?
Day 26-A photo of somewhere you've been to
Day 27-A picture of you last year and how have you changed since then?
Day 28-Your favorite movie
Day 29-Something you could never get tired of doing
Day 30-A photograph of yourself today+three good things that have happened in the past
Wish me luck!