Sunday, August 18, 2013

18 & Graduated

If you should know something about me, it's that I LOVE e-cards. They are some of my most favorite things in the world. And the name of this post was inspired by it!
So... There you have it. And now on to the purpose of this post. 


 Yup! I am now 18 years of age. Only took me 18 years to get here.... Oh wait... Uhh... Anyways... So in celebration of my birth, I threw myself a party. If you're ever looking for a great birthday party idea, I would recommend having a glow-in-the-dark party. Because everyone loves glow sticks and everyone gets excited over the idea of black lights. It's quite simple, actually. Whether you would like to do it inside or outside would entirely depend on the person and how much they want to work. I had a friend who had a glow-in-the-dark party. And she moved ALL of her furniture outside her house to make room for speakers and a dance floor. She put up black lights all around her house and everyone had glow sticks. There was food and music and it was so rad. It was the inspiration for my party, actually. But my house has a lot of furniture, so that wasn't really an option for me. So I moved the party outside.  It was really easy setting up. I just put a few black lights around the walls in my backyard, replaced flood lights with black light bulbs, and had bought glow-in-the-dark spray paint from Wal*Mart. I bought some glows sticks and asked others to volunteer to bring some for themselves and/or to share. Needless to say, it was a success. People came and left, people came and never left. But it was wicked awesome, nonetheless. But yeah... Umm... This picture down here is just a little bit of what happened. I spray painted that "18" all by myself. And I got black butcher paper and spray painted "Happy Birthday" and used it as a giant birthday card for people to sign. And I know that people always say that their friends are the best. And yes, I'm sure they're fabulous. But seriously... I HAVE THE GREATEST FRIENDS EVER. DON'T EVEN CHALLENGE ME. That's all. Happy birthday to me!
(That's me on the far right.) 

P.S. If you were wondering, my birthday is August 14th. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rejection Junction

Blogs are where you keep everyone updated on your life, right? Well here's a part of my recent life:


Most Recent Example #1: Once upon a time I got a 27 on my ACT, straight A's in school. One day, I applied to BYU-Provo. Then I was rejected. The End.

Most Recent Example #2: I finally got the guts to ask my crush to a Sadie Hawkin's dance (called 'Pink Out'. The money raised from people buying tickets is donated to breast cancer research). We'll call him Clive. I really liked (yes. "Liked".) Clive. He's very attractive, funny, weird, awkward (sound familiar?), and smart. He also has a very fine jaw bone. Anyways, Clive has only four classes in school (it IS our senior year). So I bought four sticks of butter. To make sure that he didn't throw away the butter, I put the first one in a bag with his name on it, and I put two letters on each stick, so that when you stacked it, it said "Pink Out?" It looked something like this:

I gave one stick to each of his teachers to put on his desk before class started so that when he arrived to class, the butter was already there. In his fourth class, he got the last stick AND a piece of paper that said, "Now that I've buttered you up a little... Will you go to Pink Out with me?  -- Samantha". I know what you're thinking. How could he say no? I was thinking the same thing. But I was wrong. He did. Well... Sort of. I was sitting with some friends at lunch when he found me. He was grinning and started a conversation that went something like this:

Clive: Hey! Come take a walk with me. I want to talk to you.

Sam: Aaaaaaaall right!

Clive: Thank you so much for thinking about asking me to Pink Out. But... I wasn't ever really planning on going... With anyone. It's not just you. And I don't want to give people the wrong idea about us. (FRIEND-ZONED) I mean... We're just friends, right?

Sam: O-Of course! I mean... Duh (semi-fake laugh). I totally understand. (Dying a little inside, yet grinning on the outside) 

Clive: Okay, cool. Well I'll see you.

And then he smiled that smile of his and I did the walk of shame.... It was more of shuffling, but you know.

Most Recent Example #3: I was asked to "Mormal" (a Mormon Formal). I said yes. We made plans for dinner and our group. Come the day of, I get a text saying he's not going. Nope. HE didn't tell me. One of my friends had to. I have not heard from him since. Yaaaay meeeee. But it's okay.  Because I still went to that dance, and I rocked it. #killinit

Monday, April 29, 2013


Hello, there! I'm Sam. The awkward flamingo. I'm sure you're wondering where this name came from. In all honesty? Me too. But let me just make up something so I don't look as crazy.
-An: Another form of the word "a" to accommodate vowels in following words; singular. I, am quite single at the moment. It makes sense.
-Awkward: #storyofmylife. Need I say more? But seriously, you don't even know how awkward I am.
-Flamingo: I don't really know why this came up because my favorite animals are penguins. Maybe because flamingos seem more awkward than penguins? Or maybe it's because it just sounded better. We may never know.
-Named: Self-explanatory, right?
-Sam: That's me!
Welcome to my new blog! This is my very first one and I hope that people other than my mother enjoy it. (Love you, mom!)