Tuesday, December 22, 2009

love times a million

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33fqKjs-_E0&feature=related

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

hey afton

which one do you wanna be?

Monday, December 14, 2009

what should and should not go on feet.

color? yes
caged? no.
two tone? yes.
combat? no.
equestrian? yes.
skinny heel? no.
chunky heel? yes.
gladiator? no.
cowboy? yes.
mesh? no.
oxford? yes.
patent? at times, but mostly no.
mary jane? yes.
fringe? not so much.
studded? hell yes.

*this is just like, my opinion, man.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

yo lisa

“Ubuntu” is an African term that means what makes us human is the humanity we show each other. It’s a worldview that sees humanity as a web of family rather than a mass of individuals. When you relate in this way, you feel connected, energized and have a sense of abundance.

can you dig this??

yo krystle


(cavalier king charles spaniels.)

eh eh??

Thursday, December 10, 2009

righty or lefty?

can everybody please go look at this and leave a comment letting everyone know which brain sided you are? it says most people are left. i'm RIGHT. in fact, i have tried for so long to try and see her going counter clockwise but without fruition. it has me worried that i am, in fact, missing half a brain.

watch this.. it's GENIUS!



"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

why utah kind of sucks

is it normal for someone to celebrate their birthday that was a week before yours, on your actual birthday? i'm not so sure...........................

whateva. JOINT BARRINGER-NOON BDAY PARTY, DEC 18TH, GRANDMA AND GRANDPA THEMED, CALIFORNIA STYLE, where the ppl are CHILL but the weather is nottt

<----- me and lisa in 60 years

Monday, November 30, 2009

birthday




and... burned cd's of every kind, corduroys of every color, sweaters from all walks of life...

thank you.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

alphabet pony

no fun not happy got no money need a friend a volcano dish on a mountain-top to live in

cancel sunday cancel monday don't look at me i been running on a no-tomorrow road at great speed need a punch a pop a bang a different song like a nice new home needs a mean stray dog

we go up down up down up down town again we like the walk the talk don't stop and fall into the quicksand sharp teeth dry heat can't breathe too many sins don't forget my cigarettes and get something that we can drink

Saturday, November 21, 2009

read the lyrics

standing in the red, red rain

............her doubt and her deep faith and her lust and longing and fierce discipline—she’s a dazzlement, a living breathing paradox…................

i am beeeeeeeeggggggggggggggggiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggg

Friday, November 20, 2009

warm light on a winters day

reason #874365 why my Heavenly Father loves me.

within four years of my moving to utah, the establishments of five new-to-utah businesses:

1. Ikea
2. Urban Outfitters
3. Chipotle
4. Whole Foods
5. In N Out

aka, some of my all time favorites. coincidence? i'm positive not.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

i

have ideas.
need to see the dead weather.
am dreaming.
want to drop out.
am interested in being warmer than i am.
got bangs.
am your grandma in multiple ways.
should go.

but

"will there be enough water, when my ship comes in?
when i set sail, will there be enough wind?" -dw

Monday, November 16, 2009

filwag



this is the result of:
1. really, REALLY not wanting to write my paper.
2. being freeeeeeeeezing.
3. being just a little too obsessed with the stripes.

please, come join me for some more of this!.. so i can continue to put off my paper.
for-ever. forEVER. forever. foreverrr.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

sisterly <3

in regards to my new shoes...

addie: i feel like mary kate would approve. thats like my new standard for shopping.
bridget: what about ashley?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

things to do people to see

REMINDERS!!!!

Movies I want to watch:
-Wild at Heart
-Suspiria
-Grey Gardens

Food I have and need to eat:
-Butternut squash
-Tomatoes
-Avocados
-Sweet potato
-Potatoes
-Greens
-Strawberries
-Roasted bell peppers
-Onion

HW:
-Soc of Dev interview paper (nov 12?)
-Applied parenting paper (nov 13)
-Health presentation (nov 13)
-Anth of Mormonism paper (next week?)

People to see:
-Everyone. but mostly AFTON!

k cool. i think that's it for now. thanks.

and now, so you have something to look - my current o.b.s.e.s.s.i.o.n.s.

(total rip off of these 2006 balenciaga boots, but, OH WELL!)

and for the more fashionably conservative, click HERE - check those babies out in pink! :)

.............Thrifty Cakes would not be happy about this!!!!!

?

why hasn't anyone wished me a 'happy 1 month until your birthday'?

Monday, November 2, 2009

the thanksgiving spirit

i just wanted to tell everyone in the blogosphere...

I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!

maybe it's cause i'm growing up but i am in awe at all my parents do for me and i feel an overwhelming surge of gratitude running through my body.

also, ryan, neil, bridget, patrick = coolest people ever??

and, simone, tangerine, sid vicious, ollie, and cheetoh = most perfect pets a girl could ask for??

i'm lucky.

feelings

do you ever think in terms of your facebook status? right this second i would be "adrienne barringer is killing school." SERIOUSLY, WTF UVU??!!! i have so much to do that i can't even get motivated to start. everything is due in 1-2 weeks and all i can manage is brainstorming about how i am going to get everything done in time. i started studying for a test that i have to take by wednesday, but my brain must have stopped functioning because nothing makes sense to me. at this point i am thinking about just taking the test and being real happy about the 20 percent of the questions i get right. ughh.... i am just getting too overzealous about thanksgiving break because i just bought my plane ticket yesterday. i can already smell the sweet potatoes, green bean casserole... fresh ocean air.. can already feel myself embracing simones fat furry body and patricks bean pole body... can already imagine how nice it will be to sit around and mindlessly watch television... ride bikes... big bed... baby nephew... elderly grandparents... high school sweethearts.... beautiful LG with a warm welcoming at i gatti.. BIG SIGH. thank you. this has relaxed me a bit. i guess i should return to reality now. ps-check out my other, better blog, thriftycakes.blogspot.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

night dreams, day dreams


so, for everyone who knows that i'm obsessed with jack white... GOOD NEWS! I FINALLY HAD A DREAM ABOUT HIM LAST NIGHT! (i supposedly had a dream about him about a month ago when krystle was sleeping over and heard me sleep talking, saying "oh jack! that's such a good idea!" but i don't remember, so i'm not sure it counts.)

anyway, so i met him somewhere. his hometown (tennessee) or mine. he was super nice and allowed me to come back to his place where there was all sorts of musical instruments. i asked/begged him if he would sing me a song. after some hesitation, he agreed. so he busted out his electric guitar and sang "dead leaves and the dirty ground" he was totally theatrical and putting on a show, i loved it. he even did some kick stands during the instrumental part. well afterwards, i was on the verge of tears, and he asked me why it touched me so much. i said something like, "i just LOVE your voice. it's so interesting and i love that it's not perfect. it just ignites a PASSION in me that i haven't felt before. and i don't know where to aim that passion yet but i'm just so thankful that it's there..."

to be clear, i like jack's voice but it doesn't really ignite a passion in me. haha. but i still think it was a really cool dream and i bet deep down it means something important.

end.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

a poem on fasting

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

-the great poet ISAIAH

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

temporal

*love your neighbor(s market)

*my yellow house / my purple tree

*flower - not photoshopped - photoshop is a lie

*adrienne and ariel

*sexy lady circa jan 08, circa roscoes

*there's a rainbow in my closet

spiritual





*all pictures taken at temple square

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

waiting here for you

it's been a while since i've made my way over to payless, but it looks like my boredom payed off tonight! i guess i have been out of the fashion loop, but i was thrilled to find the "designer" section of this site - apparently high fashion isn't selling at the moment due to this economic situation, and legit designers are making cheaper versions of their gems and selling them at prices the general public can actually afford. their loss is my gain! not to mention, the store is having a sale at the moment. buy one get one half off. i suggest you do just that.



these two little beauties are in the mail and i only spent 40$ total! wooooo!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

the light light

Yesterday in my applied parenting class, I learned the most important thing I've ever learned in formal education. This lesson was taught to me by an amazing man, Davee Chandler. Why is he so cool, you ask? Because he has a long beard that matches his long hair that fits right in with his tattoos that probably looks great on his harley motorcycle that he rides to his LDS church where he teaches and serves with one of the strongest spirits I have ever come across. He thinks parenting is the most important feat anyone can undertake, and to quote him, he is "violently attached to his integrity." So cool.

So a lady in my class asks how she should handle her grown child who she feels is messing up her life, has anger problems, and won't speak to the mother for months at a time.

This was Davee's answer. (Excuse the bullet format as I am copying directly from my notes.)

*This applies to all HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS.

-Our tendency is to pay attention to what's going wrong. That's what was done to us!
-"Discipline" has a negative connotation. Don't you think of discipline as punishment?
-"Disciple" is a follower. Would you want to follow someone who was constantly punishing you?
-Discipline should be a reward for a job well done.
-Our society is messed.. 60% on a test (MAJORITY right!) is FAILING.

*If unwanted negative behavior is darkness, how do you make darkness go away?
-YOU TURN ON THE LIGHT!
-(What if you want to make it dark [to watch a movie?] You turn on the dark, right? NO. You turn OFF the light.)
-Light governs dark. It always has. It always will.

-So, helped loved ones find the light... and the darkness will go away.
-Negative behavior is the absence of something (light)
-Replace it with positive behavior.

He then went on to talk about the law of attraction, and how people will be attracted to our light.. they will sense the glow.. they will come to us for healing. "Let your light so shine..."

Some students mentioned, well can't you have too much self esteem/confidence?
-NO. You can have too much other esteem, but not self esteem.
-Humility is not playing small (*see Nelson Mandela quote)
-Whenever people were crying at Christs feet or something, Christ would always bid them.. arise.. (stand with me, talk with me..)

SO, that's basically it. I suppose I already knew this from something I learned in general psychology (positive reinforcement is the only way to change behavior) and well, everything I've learned from the Gospel. I guess I've just been reminded, and I want to share these truths with you. I hope you can ponder it and feel the truth of it as well.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -NM

Monday, October 12, 2009

nbp

good morning. i was just noticing... some people blog about EVERYTHING. like, they document with a photograph every move they make, and then they post about the disgusting pairing of foods they accidentally came across, etc. i wonder if this is a disease: people think that if they do not blog about an incident, it never actually happened. nonblogophobia. you heard it here first.

also, AFTON! i had a dream about you. i dreamt that you moved into the small awesome vintage red brick house across the street (does not exist) and we kicked your roomate out and had a sleepover. it was fun. i guess maybe that dream wasn't blog-worthy. maybe i have NBP.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

the truth.

May I refer to a modern “last days” testimony? When Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum started for Carthage to face what they knew would be an imminent martyrdom, Hyrum read these words to comfort the heart of his brother:

“Thou hast been faithful; wherefore . . . thou shalt be made strong, even unto the sitting down in the place which I have prepared in the mansions of my Father. And now I, Moroni, bid farewell . . . until we shall meet before the judgment-seat of Christ.”

A few short verses from the 12th chapter of Ether in the Book of Mormon... Later, when actually incarcerated in the jail, Joseph the Prophet turned to the guards who held him captive and bore a powerful testimony of the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Shortly thereafter pistol and ball would take the lives of these two testators.

As one of a thousand elements of my own testimony of the divinity of the Book of Mormon, I submit this as yet one more evidence of its truthfulness. In this their greatest—and last—hour of need, I ask you: would these men blaspheme before God by continuing to fix their lives, their honor, and their own search for eternal salvation on a book (and by implication a church and a ministry) they had fictitiously created out of whole cloth?

Never mind that their wives are about to be widows and their children fatherless. Never mind that their little band of followers will yet be “houseless, friendless and homeless” and that their children will leave footprints of blood across frozen rivers and an untamed prairie floor. Never mind that legions will die and other legions live declaring in the four quarters of this earth that they know the Book of Mormon and the Church which espouses it to be true. Disregard all of that, and tell me whether in this hour of death these two men would enter the presence of their Eternal Judge quoting from and finding solace in a book which, if not the very word of God, would brand them as imposters and charlatans until the end of time? They would not do that! They were willing to die rather than deny the divine origin and the eternal truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

For 179 years this book has been examined and attacked, denied and deconstructed, targeted and torn apart like perhaps no other book in modern religious history—perhaps like no other book in any religious history. And still it stands. Failed theories about its origins have been born and parroted and have died—from Ethan Smith to Solomon Spaulding to deranged paranoid to cunning genius. None of these frankly pathetic answers for this book has ever withstood examination because there is no other answer than the one Joseph gave as its young unlearned translator. In this I stand with my own great-grandfather, who said simply enough, “No wicked man could write such a book as this; and no good man would write it, unless it were true and he were commanded of God to do so.”

-Jeffrey R. Holland, General Conference Oct 2009

Read the whole thing here please. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

oh comely

this is my favorite song. it just makes sense to me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

oh well

And now my mind is filled with rubber tires and forest fires and whether I'm a liar, and lots of other situations where I don't know what to do, at which time God screams at me, "There's nothing left for me to tell you."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Holy Spirit: comforter, testifier of truth, author?

Sometimes I like to look up and learn about inspiring people on Wikipedia. Today, I looked up Robert Louis Stevenson and was reading about how he came to write "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Here's what I found:

Stevenson had long been interested in the idea of the duality of human nature and how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story ... Stevenson had a dream, and on wakening had the intuition for two or three scenes that would appear in the story. "In the small hours of one morning," says Mrs Stevenson, "I was awakened by cries of horror from Louis. Thinking he had a nightmare, I woke him. He said angrily, 'Why did you wake me? I was dreaming a fine bogey tale.' I had awakened him at the first transformation scene ..."

Upon reading that, I was reminded of something I read a few months back about J.K. Rowling and the coming into being of Harry Potter.

In 1990, while she was on a four-hour-delayed train trip from Manchester to London, the idea for a story of a young boy attending a school of wizardry "came fully formed" into her mind. "I really don't know where the idea came from", she told The Boston Globe, "It started with Harry, then all these characters and situations came flooding into my head." When she had reached her Clapham Junction flat, she began to write immediately.

So I thought I'd look up another another classic tale of good vs. evil. J.R.R. Tolkien has this to say about Lord of the Rings:

The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like 'religion', to cults or practices, in the imaginary world. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism.

That quote doesn't really prove that he was inspired, but seeing as J.R.R. was a deeply religious man, one can assume he had the spirit with him and guiding him.

I find that fascinating and beautiful and I'm sure there's a million other cases like these.

"And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith." -D&C 88:118

Thursday, September 17, 2009

for afton



hey afton this is for you! ~~~~~

Monday, September 14, 2009

don't shoot the blog

best new word. comeuppance. for those who don't know what it means, it's like karma.. but better.

provo without friends isn't really as cool as provo with friends.

maybe i should just move to portland because i heard that portland, oregon and slow gin fizz, if that aint love then tell me what is.

maybe i should start with the slow gin fizz. just kidding. i don't even know what that is. i'm mormon.

i guess i'll go read my book. and then go to class. and then go to bed.

to the boy in my soc class who sits to the RIGHT of me... wanna get married? you seem nice.

Friday, September 11, 2009

that would be all that i needed

sometimes you get what you ask for. so here i go: buy me these. thanks!

Shopbop

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

rock 'n rant

as we speak, the underneaths of my fingertips are dying. in a good way -- soon it won't be so painful to repeat my g, c, d, a, and occasional e and f chords. then i will really be able to rock... or will i? i've been reading guitar for dumbies and looking up "guitar lessons" on google and youtube, but it only seems to get me so far. like i said, i have mastered these limited but pertinent chords, and i am pretty solid in my understandings of FACE and every good boy does fine. i am even starting to enjoy trying out tablature of all kinds. but here's my question, how do i cross the bridge from beginner to intermediate or even skilled? when and how does my left hand get to play on the far right of the neck of the guitar? when does my right hand get to prick instead of simply strum? when will my information upon information finally take me to that next level? how do people teach themselves the workings of this magical instrument and most importantly, how did jack white become jack white? he is rolling stone's 17th best guitarist of all time, you know. let me guess -- it's all that theory that i avoided in piano lessons and choir. send me your tricks!

ps- it also doesn't help that whilst i was visiting home i had my dads $500+ taylor acoustic to practice on, and now i've returned to my $60 johnson toy. at least it's pink.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

it got loud



just saw this. best movie ever? pretty much. my favorite part is a clip of jack white playing the guitar so hard that his fingers are getting cut up, and afterwards they show the guitar covered with blood, accompanied by this quote:

"How are you accomplishing anything if there’s no struggle? If you don't have a struggle already inside of you or around you, you have to make one up. Something that makes you angry or upset or jealous."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

portland, oregon

more jack whitey goodness, because i have an unhealthy obsession that i am passing on to you. you're welcome!



i would trade lives with loretta lynn just for that moment at 3:17.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

take, take, take

the white stripes are making me giggle! check out the lyrics to this song:

I was sitting there in a comfortable chair
And that was all that I needed
Then my friend offered me a drink for us to share
And that was all that I needed
Well, then I felt at ease
But then I'm not too hard to please
I guess you couldn't call me greedy
Then I was shocked to look up
And see rita hayworth there in a place so seedy
She walked into the bar with her long, red, curly hair
And that was all that I needed
And I said to my friend, "good god, we're lucky men just to even see her"

Take, take, take
Take, take, take
Take, take, take

And I could not resist, I just had to get close to her
And that was all that I needed
I walked and loomed around her table for a while
And that was all that I needed
Then I said, "i hate to bug you, ma'am, but can I have your autograph?"
And that was all that I needed
She pressed her lips against a white piece of paper
And that was all that I needed
Then I saw what she wrote, my heart is in my mouth
And that was all that I needed
Then she handed it to me, and I think that she could see
That that was all that I needed
I started to walk away but then I remembered 'hey, I forgot to get a picture'
So I asked her one more time, "could I have another favor?"
That was all that I needed
She was kind and posed with me
Then I knew my friend would see my celebrity meeting

Take, take, take
Take, take, take
Take, take, take

She turned and said to me, "I need to go to sleep,"
And it seemed so mean
It's almost as if she could not appreciate how cool I was being
She said, "good night" and walked away
And I didn't know what to say
I just couldn't believe it
Well, it's just not fair
I want to get a piece of hair
That was all that I needed
Or maybe a kiss on the cheek
I wouldn't wash it for a week
That would be all that I needed
But she didn't even care
That I was even there
What a horrible feeling

a genius with a sense of humor. and a pic cause he's cute.

Monday, August 31, 2009

jumping out of utahs birthday cake, fully clothed

hello blog world. i'm in provo now.. SURPRISE! bet you didn't see that coming. or, if you know me, you probably did. just thought i'd come live here once again, go to school once again, have a life once again. but don't get me wrong, i do miss you, beautiful saratoga (simone, patrick.)

a little about my provo life:
-i live in a house south of byu, typical
-my room is the cutest, obv
-i have 2 friends, hello krystle and staci
-my ward is indie fest 2009, coachella 2009
-afton is not here, i miss afton!
-hey UVU
-hey sociology of deviance, anthropology of mormonism, health and well being, sociology of the family, and applied parenting. oh, and mission prep.
-you are jealous that i am enrolled in those awesome classes, and you are not
-still going on a mission, as of this moment
-utah is hot, but when was that ever a bad thing?
-reading: van gogh, vampires, learn french, play guitar, on the road
-i was supposed to get a job today but instead i took a nap! maybe tomorrow.

enough about me. sometimes i don't like blogging because it's narcissism maximus.

anyway, how are you? xo.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

for patrick

"my brother's awesome"

this is my side blog.

confessions, plans, updates

hi. i'm BORED! well. maybe bored isn't the right word. more like restless / ADD. right now i'm watching the last 10 minutes of into the wild, reading 3 blogs, listening to mandy moore's new album, and writing this. i've been living at home for almost 8 months now and honestly, it's getting pretty old. i feel like i'm ready to get on with my life. but oh, wait, i can't. because for those of you who haven't heard by now, i'm going on a mission! crazy, i know. trust me, i'm just as surprised as you are. and i guess when i say "get on with my life," i mean: get a new job, move out, go to school and learn something, find some friends, some hobbies, maybe a boy. but alas, embarking on these new horizons seem somewhat pointless as i prepare to leave them behind for a year and a half. but since i'm probably not leaving til january (90% confirmed,) i do have some plans to maybe take a class or two. also the hobbies, i'm pretty sure i'm gonna get me one of them. because all i do at this point is: hug my brother, hug my dog, buy old books for a dollar and read them at "work", babysit a kind of cute / anxiety stricken little girl (but my mom said she reminds her of me when i was a babe, so i've decided this girl is cool), read blogs about sewing /crafting and wishing i knew how, experimenting with edible ingredients when my mom's not around because it pisses her off (then again, what doesn't), hitting up recession sales, and watching excess amounts of the travel, discovery, and food networks. so as you can see, i'm in need of a life. as you can also see, i've gone ADD again and have lost my train of thought and purpose for writing this blog post. i think i'll go finish the other 3-4 things i was doing. ta ta.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

~for jason. and mike. and me. and you. and all of us.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Isiah 2:3

Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord... and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths.

Monday, June 29, 2009

im engaged! jk.

this wasn't the right year for me to become an american idol. maybe next time.

now, i want to talk about boys. because they are so alienesque!

1. they always come crawling back.

2. anthony bourdain is extremely sexy to me for some reason.

3. still trippin on adam lambert... <333

4. i'm starting to get spring fever. whether that is a real thing or whether i made it up, i don't know.

5. some of them will eat your soul, while others just smell like french fries.

6. snuggles. mmmmmm.

7. bradley cooper? hot? who are you? call me?

the end.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

the next billy idol

hey friends (krystle, afton, ariel, rachel, ...?)

i have decided to finally try out for american idol and the auditions are a mere month away! so i need your help and advice on some song choices. seriously, any ideas would be appreciated!!

some things to keep in mind... i think my voice sounds best singing power pop, gospel, or country variations. and i need a song with some good range to show that off!

we all know a good song is VERY IMPORTANT... we don't want a repeat of saratoga idol 2004 now do we?

leave a comment with your idea or email me at addiebarringer@gmail.com

thanks :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

dear krystle

krystle,

i just wanted to tell you that the days of going for older men are OVER! do you know how i know? because i just do. one reason i know is because of the jonas brothers. another reason is zac efron. also, afton knows it! also, lisa knows it! also, the main lady on the reality show "the cougar" knows it! so, you should get in the KNOW! with us! join the CLUB!

your good friend, adrienne

Thursday, May 21, 2009

the lambert report

ADAM LAMBERT WAS ROBBED!!! CALL THE COPS ON WHOEVER COUNTS THE VOTES CAUSE WE GOT AN AL GORE VS GEORGE BUSH SITUATION GOING ON! in fact, i blame this on bush. i think he declared war on SEXY or something. but, the one bright side to this american tragedy was hearing my mom after the defeat. "UGH.. THIS MAKES ME SICK. I'M NEVER WATCHING THIS SHOW AGAIN!"

to myself, my mother, and to all you others who are rapidly losing faith in this country, let us remember, adam lambert is ALREADY a star. straight from the heavens. who i want to ... kiss. a lot.

eye candyzzzzz: hehehehe you know the last one is your favorite

Thursday, April 30, 2009

fremont ireland

the plus side of having a lot of free time....


GOING HIKING EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE! okay not really, but i've completely fallen in love with this land preserve and the open spaces and the million trails and the countless options and the freedom and the beauty and the views and the serotonin and the expansion of my lungs and the expansion of my soul. if you utah people ever come to visit me like you claim, we'll go here.

i kind of love california. and my mom and julia for showing me the light.

Monday, April 20, 2009

barack and roll


HAY! i saw that band of horses show i was jonesing for. isn't that a beautiful venue? i also met up with meghan which was AWESOME (shout outz grlfrn!) the craziest thing is that i found out my OTHER 2 favorite bands are coming to the same place all within 3 weeks. how nutso is that? fleet foxes are coming tomorrow and the shins are coming may 9. i obviously had my shins ticket purchased within 2 minutes of finding out about the show, but i'm still deciding if i should go to fleet foxes. i mean, for one, i've already seen them once, but on the other hand.. it was the BEST concert i have ever been to in my life. (reference that old post to see a video clip) so, anyway, i guess we'll see. if my soul gets fed and fattened in exchange for the emptying of my pockets.

Monday, April 13, 2009

anarchy

i'm bored. with my life.

which is why i think i need to see this asap.

and/or attend this asaaaapppp.

any other suggestions on how to spice up life, without giving into.. you know.. worldly delicacies?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

lady goo goo

hey baby's. can everyone update me to how they are doing?thx....

okay, here's what i want to share with you. i've gone completely out of control!!!!!!

i got those shoes below (in BLACK) a week or 2 ago, and promised myself it would be my last purchase in a while because 1. i don't have much money and 2. i need to save the money i have.

WELL, THAT NOTION DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG!!!! i splurged on this bag:
it cost a pretty penny but i love it sooo much. and i still have the receipt in case i come to my senses...

maybe i should just give in and go into fashion.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

<3


omg, omg, omg, omg omg omg omg omg omg
hugh laurie has remedied my wounded soul and has caused me to believe in true love
because i looooooooove him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

youtube his face off!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

<3

"What shall I wish thee for the coming year?"

Twelve months of dream-like ease? No care? No pain?

Bright spring, calm summer, autumn without rain

Of bitter tear? Wouldst have it thus, my friend?

What lesson, then were learnt at year’s end?

What shall I wish thee, then?

God knoweth well if I could have my way

No shade of woe should ever dim thy sunshine;

But I know strong courage is not learnt in happy sleep

Nor patience sweet by eyes that never weep.

Ah, would my wishes were of more avail

To keep from thee the many jars of life!

Still let me wish thee courage for the strife~

The happiness that comes of work well done.

And, afterward, the peace of victory won.


hi afton

Thursday, February 12, 2009

hi muriel!

things that may or may not be cool:

1. kurt vonnegut

2. kv's "a man without a country"

3. no service at my house

4. i forgot what month it was, thought it might be summertime

5. working 6 days a week

6. brother obsession

7. feline obsession

8. dog enjoyment

9. hiking in ireland

10. tahoe in 2 days

11. socal in 7 days

12. babies!

13. ben fisher

14. lds

15. lsd

16. stealing uggs

17. bad economy

18. a friend

19. contentment

20. america

Thursday, January 22, 2009

zombie

i just found my old 512 mb, blue backlit, ghetto sandisk mp3 player. but it was really exciting, because even though it has a lot of the best music that's also on my ipod (shins, strokes, interpol, postal service, neutral milk, incubus, five iron frenzy, wrens) it also has a few of the songs that got lost in the transfer-to-technical-device-from-computer mix, like: jailhouse, sublime (one of my favorite songs from that album) stay loose, belle and sebastian (i haven't been able to find it to download since like 2004) every hippos song, the whole hefner cd, and some old cranberries songs.

also, it's not polluted with my sisters crappy music that found it's way into my ipod.

:)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

eighty

hi! this is what i'm doing.

1. hanging out with the coolest little brother ever
2. working at I Gatti (krystle - remember when we went there before prom?!)
3. watching healthy doses of house, gilmore girls, and the city
4. waiting for my hair to grow
5. hoping my brother brings my little nephew around
6. the dreaded monta vista ward.. haha jk. it's cool!
7. texting people when i have service
8. lisa
9. chillen at borders and drinking their [herbal] tea for 30 cents
10. loving afton (hey afton, i love you!)
11. getting another job, nanny.. nordstrom rack.. anthropologie?
12. starting school in feb.
13. not ruining my life and pissing off/forgeting about everyone who cares about me
14. working out 3-4 times a week
15. i went tanning once!
16. being happy about living.


xo <3

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

all around

"Progress, and improve upon and make beautiful everything around you. Cultivate the earth, and cultivate your minds. Build cities, adorn your habitations, make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant that when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure, and that angels may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations. In the mean time continually seek to adorn your minds with all the graces of the Spirit of Christ."
-Brigham Young

Saturday, January 3, 2009

anthony johnson

There's a ghost on the horizon
When I go to bed
How can I fall asleep at night
How will I rest my head

I'm scared of the middle place
Between light and nowhere
I don't want to be the one
Left in there, left in there

There's a man on the horizon
Wish that I'd go to bed
If I fall to his feet tonight
Will allow rest my head

So here's hoping I will not drown
Or paralyze in light
And godsend I don't want to go
To the seal's watershed