Monday, November 30, 2009

Dear Michael,
I just love you. I mean come on, that voice, those eyes, you just
drive a girl crazy.
I admit that at first I was a little skeptical about your new song
'Haven't met you yet' but after having listened to it numerous times I
think it's adorable. My favorite line:

'I might have to wait, I'll never give up I guess it's half timing and
the other half's luck. Wherever you are, whenever it's right you'll
come out of nowhere and into my life.'

(Honestly, SO cute)

I'm sorry that I ever said I didn't like your new cd. I really do like
it now. Thanks for being such a musical genius.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turkey Day plans.

Pretty much every day for the past 2 weeks I have gotten a phone call from my Life Coach asking me if I was coming for Thanksgiving.

YES!!!!! I'm coming. I'll be arriving in Long Beach at 7:13 on Wednesday evening*. I expect a sign and balloons and lots of excitement. (Who knows when the rest of my family will be arriving, they have commitment issues.)

*WHY am I flying during this CRAZY time of year?

(P.S. Dear Jenn Jenn, PLEASE come to Utah for Christmas. WE MISS YOU!!!!!)

These are a few of my favorite things...Toddler edition.

I don't have kids, nor do I plan on having them for quite a few years, but sometimes I like to buy things that are marketed toward kids.
I 'love' the smell of this lotion. It's so light and fresh. It just is really luxury.
And, I love this cereal. But, I don't eat it in a bowl with milk. I'll put some in a plastic baggy and munch on it on my way to work in the morning. (Just like a 2 year old. Nice.)

Ok, so now you can go buy these things for your kids (or yourself if you feel so inclined.)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Maya Angelou

I got this as an email the other day and loved it. I want to frame all of these quotes and hang them on my walls.

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...'

Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:
'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn..'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You can have your people call my people.

I've hired a personal assistant.

I have found that I work so much, I don't have time to do things like: go shopping, plan vacations or make my bed.

I am so busy I barely even have time to sleep.

I came to the genius conclusion that I need someone to do all of these things for me.

Celebrities have assistants, so why shouldn't I?

I made a phone call bright and early this morning, and my 5 pm tonight I had hired someone.

Basically my whole life I have wished that I could boss someone around and have them do whatever I want. Now, my dreams have come true.

Who did I hire you might ask?

This girl:

I've pretty much always told her what to do, but now I'm just going to pay her to do so.

This may be the best idea I've ever had. EVER.


This gentleman turns 1 year older.

Peter, what do you call that guy who comes to your house and lays those ceramic things on your floor?

Haha, Happy Birthday cuz.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas List.

Dear Santa,
I'd be a really happy girl if I found this underneath the tree on Christmas morning.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It snowed today. But, not like white, fluffy, pretty snow. It was like cold, bone-chilling, icy snow. Eww. So, I decided to be helpful and get out the Christmas decorations. It may be a bit early, but whatever. I also decided that I wanted to make sugar cookies. Please keep in mind that the last time I had 3 assistants and used a cookie mix. This time I did everything from scratch (it was hard).

So anyway, making the cookies isn't much fun, but decorating them is rather luxury. We had neon food color so luckily I got to make pink and green cookies. Awesome.

Anything with pink and sprinkles makes me totally happy.
These two HTM's refused to help me with any of the baking process, but they made sure they were around when it came time to eat fancy cookies. They're special.

P.S. I was just reading through a few blog entries from last year and I used to be a lot funnier. What happened?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Sometimes you just feel like nothing is going away. No matter how hard you try, things just don't seem to work out the way you thought they would. Today is one of those days. I'm so over to it.

The end.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I may be watching the Kardashian wedding extravaganza right now. And, I may be a tiny bit jealous of the fabulousness. Whatever. When Kyle and I get married it will be 10x as luxury.

Sent from my iPhone

In a perfect world...

My life coach often says that she wishes we could all just be together all of the time. I agree with this. It would make life so much more fun. I miss the kids so much I can hardly stand it. Maybe y'all should come to Utah for Christmas?!?! I think that would be a good decision.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Love Note

On the fence,

I really want to love this cd, but I'm not really feeling it so much. I'll keep listening though just because I 'love' his voice. (Also, I'm a little freaked out by the look on his face on the cover.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The pivotal of unluxury.

You should probably listen to this while reading this post:

So, I was on my way to work this morning. Since the weather was nice I've been driving the Porsche this week (because hey, why not?). I hadn't even gone 3 miles on the freeway when I start to hear this thud-thud sound and then the car feels like it is on a bumpy country road. So, then I get over into the slow lane and I'm thinking that I can make it to the next exit, but then I look in my rear view mirror and I all I see is smoke. UGH. So I pull over to the shoulder, don't even bother getting out to inspect and immediately call AAA to send help (SOS!!). Then I call my dad and tell him to come pick me up. I waited there for a while, my dad came and then soon after the tow-truck man came and hoisted the Porsche onto his truck bed. It was all pretty exciting and quite frustrating at the same time.


-I didn't even cry once. Good on me.

-If you don't have AAA, you need to call them immediately and sign up. It's only like $50 a year, and they will either come and change your tire or tow you to a repair shop. Luxury.

-Apparently this is what I get for 'showing off' the day before. Whatever.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dear L.C.:

I called you today.

I wanted to talk to SpiderGavin and tell you about all of the exciting parts of my day.

You didn't answer.

Whatever to you.

P.S. I watched that make-up channel on YouTube and I definitely agree that homegirl has nice eyebrows.


Recently someone pointed out to me that I blog about the same subjects over and over again. In my defense (which the Jazz know nothing about), I've heard that you are supposed to write about what you know. So apparently I know: pink, D&B, vacationing and KK (and a few very other selective things).

That same someone suggested that I blog about 'fighting' with my sisters. Done. I have actually heard from quite a few people that they would love to be a fly on the wall at my house and observe the goings-on of 4 girls. Well, your wish is my command.

-I may have just got into a yelling match with Shacklyn because I 'accidentally' deleted tonight's episode of 'America's Next Top Model'. It really was an accident.

-Camille came down to the kitchen earlier while Shacklyn and I were playing Skip-Bo (awesome game, btw) and showed us that Timpview now has it's own Gossip Girl sight. Then Camille very awkwardly asked if we thought one of the stories about a sophomore was really about her. To which Jac and I replied 'Camille, no one is that obsessed with you.' AWKWARD.

-Shacklyn and I love to call each other 'HTM: Hot Tranny Mess'

-There is a daily battle in our bathroom concerning my eyelash curler. Cameo thinks that mine is the best (duh) and so she steals it EVERYDAY! On mornings when I am out the door by 6, I will wake Camille up and make her go find the eyelash curler. Cruel, yes.

So, I think this should be a new regular feature on my blog. Yea or Nay?

Only in Utah.

So, I was being nice and helping to hand out candy on Halloween. I had been doing this for about an hour when this older creepy guy (with his grandkids) tells me I have nice boots (like, duh, what other kind would I have) and then says 'I have a treat for you'. (Don't worry, he didn't flash me or anything.) He hands me this yellow piece of paper with some candy attached to it.

I just shut the door and walked into the kitchen (threw the candy away) and read the note. You can read it too:

It says:

"I SERVE those that are looking for innovative ideas to bring YOUR family back to the table, spending more quality time together, increasing your income. I can help with any of these and MORE. Thank you, please give me a call, email or visit my website...I hope someone is PAMPERING you today, because I would LOVE to!"

And then it has her name and contact info.

OK, first of all, who helped her write this? Seriously, like it doesn't even make sense.

I was 'so' upset that someone was soliciting on Halloween. Apparently they missed the GIANT 'NO SOLICITING' sign that I made and put on the front door (another post in itself).

So, being that I am Dani-lee and I don't let things like this go without inserting my 2 cents, I emailed the lady. My email:

Dear Cheryl,
We received a note from you tonight regarding your Pampered Chef business aspirations. It is very embarassing that you would be soliciting yourself on a night that is designed for children to have fun. We would hope that you would take this into consideration and never solicite on a holiday again.

Concerned Neighbor

I have not heard back from Cheryl. (Unfortunately, because we all know I love a good confrontation.)

*I really wish that I was making this all up, but I'm not.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Don't Front.

Don't pretend that you like Jesse McCartney all of the sudden. We both know that I was totally in love with him first. So BACK OFF.

Dani-lee (not to be confused with Dannie-Lynn)