10 Things

My cute sister Katie has this cute blog with cute things on it and I'm stealing one!

10 Things You Would Say To Your 16-Year-Old Self

1. More people like you than you realize...don't let those few get you down.

2. I know you really like him, but sometimes it's better to just let go

3. The friends that left you were not good enough for you anyway

4. Stop spending all of your money!!!

5. But seriously, stop going shopping

6. Give the parentals a little more credit...they understand more than you think.

7. These next few years are going to be the lowest years of your life....but you pull through

8. You may not realize it now, but all that time you spend alone without friends, makes you a better, more independent person.

9.  ......you really should stop spending all of your money on stupid stuff. even if it does make you feel better.

10. Your dreams will come true....many of them sooner than you may think.

Faith doesn't apply to dentists.

Faith is like a little seed.

This is what Bart told me after I came home from the dentist.

Confused? Me too.

You may or may not know that I have been having a tooth issue this month, and today I had to go in for the third time. I originally went in for a horrible toothache. He took x-rays. Drilled a little...and sent me on my way. Needless to say I was back in his chair the next business day. The second visit he looked around again, drilled some more....and sent me on my way. Since that second visit my tooth has been sore, but not painful, so I was just hoping it would go away completely....which of course didn't happen because this is me we are talking about and i have the worst luck with doctors/dentists.

So this morning in the middle of going through my show, my face starts to go numb. I look in the mirror and my left side is nice and chubby. I felt my gums and yes, a huge bump across my back teeth/gums. No more denial for Meggy....time to call the dentist.

So I go in today and after an hour of waiting ( not happy about that BTDubs) he takes another X-ray...drills a little more and SENDS ME ON MY WAY. are you freaking kidding me? Obviously this drilling thing isn't working pal so how about a new approach? I wasn't going out without a fight though so I stayed in the chair and drilled him (haha...get it? didn't even plan that) with questions.

"If you think my tooth is just still healing from the "trauma", why is my face now going numb?" 
"Well I guess I'll prescribe you an antibiotic for that" 
(Yeah, that's what I thought)

"Does it look like a root canal?"
 "Not yet" 
NOT YET?? Well freak, let's just wait another week so I can be in MORE pain and miss MORE work because it isn't a root canal YET. 

"So the swelling is just going to go away?"
"Well here is some medicine-like mouth wash you can use, and you need to take a decongestant because your sinuses suck. if this doesn't work you can come back in and we will get more evasive." 
(What does that even mean anyway My sinuses suck? Loving that diagnosis.)

Are you starting to understand why I hate all doctors? I go in to get my wrist/arm checked and they say it's carpel tunnel....even though it's not even affecting the right fingers. I go into the dentist THREE TIMES and he does the SAME THING each time and sends me on my way! So here I am, with a face still swollen and a tooth still sore with two new pills to take and some gross mouth wash.

$50 says I am back to the dentist next week.


Sincerely, My Middle Finger

Dear Drivers,








The girl who almost got hit not once, not twice, but FOUR times today.


On The Sidelines

As some of you already know, Bart ran his 1/2 Marathon yesterday LIKE A BOSS. We had to wake up at 4 a.m. ( but seriously, will I EVER be able to sleep in on Saturday???) and trek on over to Big Cottonwood Canyon. I got home from dropping him off around 6ish and knowing I had to be back at 7:30 I thought "hey, why don't you go to the gym and get it over with and wash your freakin hair because it's been a solid week since that has happened..."

I don't know why I feel so ambitious in the mornings, but I most certainly did NOT get to the gym, or wash my hair. I ended up going right back to bed and hating my hubby when my alarm went off an hour later (and by hate I mean love....).

so with 5-day-old hair I went and cheered him on with his family and mine!

It was awesome to see him sprint to the finish line with his friend and accomplish his goal! I think we are both equally happy about training for this race to be over. 

How sexy is he? All I have to say is I don't mind walking behind him....just sayin.

Also, there is the dog that lives downstairs and all I have to say is SHUT THE HELL UP. I freaking hate dogs, and by dogs I mean dog owners....if your dog is locked up in a cage while you're gone and cries the.entire.time. then maybe you shouldn't have a dog! Seriously, why are people so selfish? As much as I hate dogs and want to punch a baby every time I have to sit here and listen to it whine, I still feel bad for it. If you don't have the space, the time, or the desire to take care of your animal, then you shouldn't have one!!!

on a happier note ( I know. me? happy? on my blog? when!?!?) I got a 9 out of 10 on my stupid Mass Comm Law quiz! Boosh. Take that stupid 4 credit class from hell. I must admit I actually learned something on Wednesday so maybe things are looking up? i will most certainly keep you posted. 

oh, and NBD but I am making Chicken Cordon Bleu for dinner tonight. That's right, a meal with a fancy name. Go Me!


Be Fabulous Friday Link Party!

My cute BFF Sarah posted a Link Party on her blog and since I have never done one before I decided to give it a try :)

Here are the Rules:1. Write about an accomplishment, daily task, or something exciting that has happened (or will happen) in your life that you deserve some recognition for.2. If possible, post a picture showing that accomplishment.3. Copy the "Fabulous Friday" button and place it in your post. Or copy the code and place it in your html.4. Link up your post here and spread the word!

An accomplishment I can think of is this amazing job I have had for almost 2 months now! It has been such a blast to work in my related field and have my "dream job" before I even graduated from college. 

I was talking to my boss the other day and it's just crazy to think of the people I get to work with. These people worked in the industry at the peak of journalism. They were hard core crime beat reporters and producers who kicked ass. The stories they tell are the reason why I wanted to become a journalist in the first place. Times have changed and everyone has had to adapt, but I am so lucky to get to work in a place like this at such a young age!

How did I do for my first link up? Sarah is such a cute blogger...the student has become the teacher (haha!)


When Faith Endures

We sang this song in church today and it was exactly what my brain and heart needed to hear. I love hymns and music, it always seems to be able to touch me the most when I need it!

When Faith Endures

I will not doubt, I will not fear;
God's love and strength are always near.

His promised gift helps me to find
An inner strength and peace of mind.

I give the Father willingly
My trust, my prayers, humility.

His Spirit guides; his love assures
That fear departs when faith endures.


UofU Homecoming 5K

It's Homecoming Week at the University of Utah and since I'm a pretty crappy Ute, I figured I could show my support by running their Homecoming 5K. We got their nice and early and found parking next to the hard core tailgaters!

When I got my packet Bart realized how nice the race shirts were and all of a sudden wanted to join me! He said he would run next to me to support me and keep me company. Keep in mind he runs at least 2 minutes per mile faster than me so we have never ran together before. I'm usually flying solo on races, but it was nice to have him next to me. since it wasn't really an effort for him he was pretty funny and entertaining through the whole thing. Having him run next to me made the race go by really fast. 

The University of Utah's campus is in love with hills and this race captured that perfectly! It was probably the hardest 5K I've done because of the hills. I was really proud of myself at the finish line because I ran the whole thing, AND I wasn't last!

I think this is my favorite 5K  I have done so far (Thanks to Bart for running with me). 

We are doing Utah State's Homecoming 5K on the 29th and I'm sure that one is going to be a blast too!

Pre-race game face

Look at those inclines! That downhill portion was pretty awesome...but the last straight-up leg of the race was kicked my butt, but I didn't walk it so...go me!

State Fair

Bart finally had a Friday off from football since the Varsity team played on Thursday...which means I made him take me out on a date because let's be honest...I'm needy. I decided we should go to the fair since I had never really been to one before. It wasn't as fun as I was expecting, but the fat kids in us thoroughly enjoyed the food!

This is Bart's "I hate crowds and people and having to pay money for anything" face

He cheered up as soon as we found him a $10 turkey leg

It was actually really good....we felt very Neanderthal-ish eating it

And of course we couldn't get meat without a lemonade!

It was fun to get out and do stuff....but I don't think I'll have an interest in going to the fair again..once seemed to be enough!


Birthday Episode

So it's been a few days but I finally have time to write this post!

The Daily Dish celebrated it's 2nd "birthday" on Monday so I wanted to do a special show dedicated to a party theme. I had my best friend Sarah come on the show to talk about party planning and party favors. I knew I could count on her to do an amazing job and she did! I was nervous that morning because I had been battling a toothache, but everything turned out so well I'm really happy with it!

Go HERE to check out the show

I am really enjoying my job, and I'm even getting use to the schedule! This week has been pretty crappy because I've had the toothache from Hell since Friday and then yesterday my stomach started eating me from the inside out. I really get annoyed at my body sometimes because I feel like I'm always sick, despite my best efforts to take care of it. It seems like I get one thing taken care of and another thing just pops up to take its place. It doesn't help that I HATE going to the doctors. I'd rather be in pain than go to a doctor. I've had this same pain for over a year and no doctor has been able to work with me and figure out what is going on. The pain is pretty bad at this point though so I don't think I really have a choice anymore...



I've been watching video from September 11, 2001 this morning.

I remember the day perfectly. I was in 6th grade. That morning my dad was taking me to school and said a plane hit a building in New York. Was it an accident? That's what they thought when it was only the first plane.

By the time I got to school the TV's were on and all the 6th grade teachers were crying. All of the 6th grade classes got together in my classroom and watched the newscast. I was in the second row on the right side of the room, right in front of the TV. I sat next to Billy who had a short desk. All of my friends were in the same classroom surrounding our desks with their chairs.  I remember watching TV but not really understanding what was going on.

I feel more sick and sad today watching the old videos than I did that morning.

I remember getting home from school and my mom telling me I need to write down what happened today in my journal because it's going to change the world. I didn't know what I was supposed to be writing about so I just said what happened.

I'm glad my innocence protected me that day. Watching those planes hit the Twin Towers makes me sick to my stomach. Even though I didn't understand what was happening in 2001, I will still always remember that day.


Elephant Paints

Finally made it to the gym today. To be honest the only reason why I did was because there was nothing on TV. HA! I don't even like TV that much, but being fat and lazy is soooooo much easier than not being fat and lazy. I was looking at my past workout history and I use to kick butt! (hence me fitting into my jeans) and fortunately since I did the whole weight loss thing the healthy and right way I'm not gaining anything back...which is nice. Either way, I have two 5K's this month so at least I can say I did something right?

Today for work I got to go to the Hogle Zoo!  We were doing a shoot for Good Things Utah so we got to go behind the scenes and watch this elephant paint a picture. How awesome is that? The cutest thing is that trainer has been with that elephant for more than 30 years! It's like a story straight out of the movies. There is a younger elephant there too that was wondering why no one was giving her attention so she poked her head over the rocks. Gotta love VIP perks!


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