Saturday, August 25, 2012

new location

long time, no see, right?

sorry i fell off the charts.  but i'm back on.  for asthetic reasons, i've relocated to wordpress.  you can follow me over here: lesliejaneblog.wordpress.com.

see ya over there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

lately

now that i'm single and trying to move on from S, i've had some deep, get-to-know-myself moments.  here's what i learned:

- i can be happy without S, and i am.
- i have no idea how to flirt.  seriously.  i don't know how to just go up to a guy and flirt with him.  i can only flirt if it flows naturally.  i have no control.
- i am an awesome person.  and the next guy i date is going to actually deserve me.
- i'm going to go after quality rather than quantity.  cause no matter how much i hate being single, i think i hate break ups even more.
- i need to be more open with friends.  i've had friends ask me if i want to get set up with guys, and instead of being like, "yeah, he seems cool,"  i always say: "idk, do whatever."  stupid answer.  yes, i want to get set up with him!
- i don't need to be mad or angry or hate S.  he didn't want to date me, so he's dating someone else.  i don't want to date him, so it's all good.

Friday, July 22, 2011

the death of blogging?

so, dear readers, as you might've been able to tell, i've stopped blogging- or at least i've been really lazy about it.  if you want to see what i'm into these days, you really should check out my pinterest.  that's my new thing.  or my twitter.

Friday, July 8, 2011

great quote

cherish your solitude. take trains by yourself
to places you have never been. sleep out alone
under the stars. learn how to drive a stick shift.
go so far away that you stop being afraid of not
coming back. say no when you don't want to do
something. say yes if your instincts are strong, even
if everyone around you disagrees. decide whether
you want to be liked or admired. decide if fitting in
is more important than finding out what you're doing here.
believe in kissing.


even ensler

Monday, June 13, 2011

little gems from professor swensen

while studying for my modern art final, i keep coming across the funniest little quotes from my professor.  here are a few of my favorite:

[while discussing duchamp's fountain] "why do we always come back to this... plumbing!?"

"who wants to listen to marie osmond perform this?"

"if [an art work] creates a big stink, buy it, folks."

"just talking about pavlov [as in pavlov's dog], how many of you are getting a good build up of saliva? i am, and i wonder what that says about my psychology."

[after saying he's not going to let us out early] "i can see you're all pained, and that's the perfect time to turn the knife."

while discussing nazi art, he called me liesel.

"there's no sexier way to start off class than to talk about fascism."

"there's nothing more mexican than [a really long name.]"

"not a bad day dumpster diving."

"but cows don't have rows of teets, megan."

"he didn't die of a tragic, sad way.  he died of cancer... wait..."

yeah, that's good ol' art history for ya.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

somedays..

i just feel hot.  today is one of those days.  i don't normally do this, but i decided to take a picture of myself in my elongating mirror- just to emphasize how gorgeous i feel. here's my look, and here are some equally beautiful sunflowers that ahlin brought me last week.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"first day of spring" noah & the whale

It's the first day of spring
And my life is starting over again
The trees grow, the river flows
And its water will wash away my sins
For I do believe that everyone has one chance
To F&*k up their lives
But like a cut down tree, I will rise again
And I'll be bigger and stronger than ever before


For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back
For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back


There's a hope in every new seed
And every flower that grows upon the earth
And though I love you, and you know that
Well I no longer know what that's worth

But I'll come back to you in a year or so
And I'll rebuild, be ready to become
Oh the person, you believed in
Oh the person, that you used to love

For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back
For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother


I love my mother.  She is the greatest thing in my life.  I have no idea what I would do or where I would be if she was not the amazing lady that she is.  I love her sense of wonder and the way she enjoys discovering new things.  I loved being home when she'd take us all around London, showing us things that she loves.  I love how she shows us her love for us and for the Lord.  Her testimony is so strong, and just by talking with her, I can see that.  I love her sense of hard work and service.  I know these are things that I can incorporate into my own life.  I love that she is so focused and driven.  When she has a goal, she follows through.  She always does her morning exercise and stretches.  She always does her scripture study.  She is truly an amazing woman.  She is the inspiration for me when I think about being a mother.

So, thank you mom.  Thank you for everything.

xxx

Saturday, May 7, 2011



boy and i broke up.  i'm kinda crushed.  but this song is helping.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

london trip [aka katherine and trey's engagement pics]

last week i went to london.  it was a blast.  i went mainly to see my family and hang out with them, but i also went to take katherine and trey's engagement pics.  just in case you haven't seen them on my facebook, here are a few of my favorites:








i also created their save the date.  and i'm really proud of it.  so here it is:
video