Take 2

So maybe it's true that as I go through-out the entire day I have a dialog running through my head that could be a possible blog-post or journal entry. It's normal.

::People Watching Take 2::

I went and ate lunch in the "Caf" today. I usually never do but, hey, why not?
Plus it's a perfect place to do my ::people watching::. ;)
Obviously I went alone...just done with class...hungry, I might as well!

I sit down with my beef sandwich, corn, apple-juice, milk, and red Jello and begin.

On my right are two asian kids...how I wish I could understand them! They're obviously great friends with the way they joke with one another. It's been a long friendship judging with the "comfortableness" they have. I like 'em!

To my left are the usual track boys. They always wear the same shirts...odd?

Behind me sits my Elders Quorum President, Jayson. He just made Godspell...still getting smiling passerbys telling him "Congrats!". I smile...I'm so happy for him! He's sitting at a table with a theater buddy and a few asian kids. Jayson is very friendly with them all...I admire this. What a great guy.

Farther behind me I can hear Brogan laugh. Oh boy. ;)

Across from me a table over sits a man. He could be a professor, or another one of those random adults who drop by the Cafeteria and think, "hey, maybe i'll be insane enough to join a bunch of crazy, loud, college kids for lunch". I respect you, mate. :)

He has a very odd lunch. Some little dessert cup with what looks like jam and granola...I didn't see granola anywhere today. He holds a pen with an orange tip and has a workbook open. He's studying it. He has glasses, older, mustache...he reminds me of someone but I can't think of who. He wears a sweater.... this guy is awesome.

I sit and smile at myself as I look out at the snowy sidewalks. If only the world knew that the girl who may look alone sitting by herself is actually totally enthralled with the happenings around her.

I take out my "Future Family" journal while sipping some red Jello {after I've watched it jiggle of course} and read a few entries. I laugh at the "family quotes" section. Out loud, mind you. Ah. I love laughing out loud when I'm alone in a crowded room. Ah ha!

The room has shifted. Asians are gone, Jayson has jumped up and left after stopping and talking to a friend...track boys have switched up..girls sit to my left...it's time to leave...making room for the next "shift" of people.

What did I learn today?
*I love watching people study while they eat. It fascinates me. I feel so great when I read while I eat or study something. I don't know why....but I just do.
*People are so caring...I love when people sit next to those sitting alone not because they feel bad for them, but they genuinely care and WANT to sit by them. Just because they want to feel of their warmth and spirit.
*Dry beef on dry bread isn't my favorite.
*I still love red Jello. And it still reminds me of my buddy, Aaron.
*People are so great. For reals.

Love always,
Little Besty


Just a word or two

I'm not exactly sure what to write about, but I just wanna write.

I love watching little kids. They are so...carefree. They literally don't care a bit about what anyone thinks. My little 2nd cousin, Carly, {which I will just call cousin from now on ;)} is my favorite to watch. At dinner on Sunday, her dad Tony asked her to show them her dance. She just started dancing! And looked so into it! Is she two? Three? I love her! What sound does a lion make? "RAAAR!". Oh my. And her new baby brother is so super cute by heavens!

Anyway. Just had to give her a spotlight.

You know one thing that REALLY bothers me? Haha please lets just go from happy to venting in a moment, Ally Best. Ah gee. ;) So, it just pushes my buttons when you're with a group of people a number of them just sit and talk about something non-stop that they know full well no one is apart of. "Oh remember this? And wow that was so great. Let's show everyone ten times what happened". Is that brutally honest? It's fine to sit and talk about old times, but not be talking about something over and over again when it's just a small group of people and they have no idea what you're talking about. You've had this happen to you before, I know it. There's a group of three of you or maybe four and in a second you're left out of it all. It's really not THAT big a deal, but I just wish it didn't happen that often.

Done! With Venting. ;)

I get to see my family for a whole week. Whose excited? I'M EXCITED. Yeah! I get to have my Daddy call me Mo and give me his hugs, talk with Mom for hours, see Christopher's belly ;), chat and laugh with my adorable sis-in-law {sister!} Jewls, be myself with Leafy and laugh and laugh, have heart to hearts with Sir Thomas and beat him up, hug my dear brother Benny and see him smile, and get to attack William with my new learned skills of tye-quan-do. {Guess what? That's not how that's really spelled!} And I also get to see so many more people that I adore and are apart of me!!! YEEEEEEEE-HAAAA! I love life.

You know what's the best? When you get an amazing compliment from someone you really REALLY respect and just want to be super great friends with so bad and sometimes get too afraid to talk to because you don't know what you're gonna say and have looked up to them from the moment you saw them speaking in church.....did I say too much? ;)

Well, my clothes are hung up, my room is almost clean, I'm gonna load the car for tomorrow's trip.....life is splendid. There really is so much to be grateful for.

Love you world!

Love always,
Little Besty



In just a manner of days, the whole world will be anxiously ripping through the fabric of their theater seat with their chilled fingers, body complete with full wizard attire, and homemade wooden wand in hand, waiting for the moment when that classic song will hit their ears.

"Da daaa da da daaa da daaaaa da. Daa da da daa da daaaaa"

Are you ready?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows {Part 1}

Who can wait? I, for one, know that I am freaking out of my muggle mind! From the moment I opened that cover only days before the opening night of the first movie Sorcerer's Stone, I knew I was hooked for life. A series of a century. I would go to my mailbox and search the sky for my owl countless times at the age of eleven. Children and adults a like would gather together all over the world at the release "party" of a new book...getting midnight showing tickets months in advance...celebrate July 31st...cry through half of the last book...it's kind of like the world was connected for a few moments in time-over one little boy with the initials HJP.

I've heard a lot of uproar about the fact that they split the 7th movie into two parts. "They're just trying to prolong the end of it all. Make more money...etc". But the part that grabs me in their angry complaint? "They're just trying to prolong the end...". RIGHT.

Do you remember when you turned that last page in Deathly Hallows and couldn't read the last paragraph because you knew it was all over? Maybe you love Star Wars...remember when that last movie was done and over with? Hunger Games? Whatever your obsession :) It's like a part of your heart was ripped out of your chest..or dying. Maybe...you didn't want it to end.

That is why I am one that is proudly happy about the movie being split in two parts. Yeah, maybe their trying to get more money. BUT YOU'RE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT. Think about it. If you are a true fan, you would go to every show, even if the last one was split in 7 parts...:) {Any one catch the 7? ;)}. And half the world is intrigued that there are two. "Something's up, they gotta be good then...curiousity...". It's all there. Me? My reasons for happiness of two parts is that 1. I don't believe in a million years they could get everything in that last book in one little movie. They couldn't even do that for the shorter ones. 2. Ya, creating suspense for the world is working. It's definitely working on me. 3. I can't let go.....

I'd rather not talk about the month that the last movie comes out. I won't be present in normal day light. I'll come out for the movie, tear stained ticket in hand, then sink back into the shadows. Come visit me...I'll be sending my new address in "Deep Dark Cave of Death" city at the end of this post.

I'm kind of having a reminiscing harry potter week. Remembering all of the pages of the books, looking back at getting excited with my neighbors to go see the new movie, making costumes to wear, holding my ticket, playing the songs on the piano, totally guilty of wanting to marry Daniel Radcliffe....

So I looked at some pics. I thought it would be fun to show a progression of our leading man. ;)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:
And Finally....
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows {part 1}

Not bad, eh? :) I daresay he's looking pretty *dapper* in this last one. Though I must admit I already gave in at Sorcerer's Stone. ;) Here's a few of my favorite pics from the new movie.

That last one sends a shiver up my spine for some reason. ;)

So my love and obsession continues. Don't worry, it's healthy. I make sure of that.
The greatest sadness of all? Ally Best won't be attending the midnight showing. Lack of tickets in Cedar and plus, it's way better sitting next to William and the rest of the family on Thanksgiving weekend to see the movie I've been waiting for. ;) It's worth waiting just a bit longer.

Good luck to calming down my nerves enough to sleep this weekend.
It's almost here!

Love Always,
Little Besty


People Watching.

Today I witnessed something quite silly, but fantastic and it was all due to People Watching. ;)

Have you ever had certain person in your life that you haven't ever really met, but you see them everyday? So you feel like you know them, right? You watch them everyday and notice what they're doing...who they talk to...etc. It gets more interesting as you add more than just one person to your "watchee".

Here's the story.

I see this group of college students at the beginning of the school year in the cafeteria. Still making friends, just hanging out, etc. I notice a certain person and find it intriguing to watch them. I see them almost everyday...why not? {This isn't creeper, I promise. You've all done it.} Well, I continue to see this person with another person of the opposite gender. My original watchee was a male. I can see from how he looks at this "friend" of his, that he cares about her a lot. Already. And they've only known each other a few weeks.

Well then I notice the look isn't only a "Gee. You're wonderful" look, but a "Ya...maybe you'll never like me in that special way, but I'll care about you anyway and be your best friend". I had the happy little satisfaction of walking into my friends room one day to find my "watchee" sitting on my friend's desk. It was like I was bumping into someone I totally knew! But he had no clue who I was. Can you imagine explaining myself if I chose to? "Hi! I watch you everyday and notice this this and this about you. Isn't it great?! You could call me a stalker!". Ok. Not that dramatic, but it could be taken that way.

{*Side-note: I did not start watching this guy because I was freakishly attracted to him or anything. He just seemed interesting. Thanks}

I got another look at him...alright. Found out he was an Elders Quorum President...got back from the mission a few months ago...hmmm. More of the personality came out. By the end of my visit with my intended friend, I had determined the fact, based off my watching and interpretation of his personality that he probably really liked this girl, but for some reason she wasn't feeling the same way, giving in, afraid of a relationship, etc. I didn't even ask the kid about any of this and just knew...guessed...that my ideas were correct.

These two hang out more. They develop a closer friendship. All is going well. It's been a few days since I've seen them. I ask my friend who is in their ward if the two are together. "Ah, it's complicated. But no, they're just buds". I predict in my little mind, based off my knowledge and instinct, that within a month they will be dating, together, whatever. Let's if I was right.

Then I attend my friends ward for fun, and I realize this is also the ward of my watchee and the girl. I find where he is sitting....where she is sitting...and by the time he finishes passing the sacrament and is excused to sit down...they are by each other. No biggy right? Well....then I see something that begins to confirm what I think to be true.

His arm goes around her.

Let's not get excited. It could still just be a "we're just friends like that". Then I see a look they give each other....hmmm. That doesn't just happen with anyone. By third hour, they've sat by each other in almost every meeting, and now they are leaning their heads against each other and whispering in the back. His arm is around her again.

Dear friends,
I believe this is a sign.

After church when I'm walking home with my buddies from my watchee's ward, the topic comes up. It's complicated, she went home for a weekend and thought it over, and "who knows" but pretty sure they're together.

I am brilliant. And a matchmaker. Ok...I didn't match them up but my predictions are exceedingly accurate. :)

What does all this mean and what is my conclusion? I feel like my dear friends just hooked up and I am so happy for them because we "all knew it was coming". Too bad they don't even know who I am or that I care. ;)

So? I continue my watching. I saw the couple today, laughing in the snow together while walking to dinner and was happy for them.

Happy hook-ups! Maybe your watchee will soon do something big. And you'll be happy too.

:)It can happen.

Love Always,
Little Besty


I love days like this.

Where I can be at church non-stop for the early morning hours to the darkness, set with a satisfying handful of stars. It makes me happy.

Today I...
*Day Light Savings?...what...
*Meeting! This is so great! Wonderful attendance!...wait...fast sunday=no meeting. Drat.
*Wow. Bishop Rocks.
*Read a lot of wonderful scripture and felt very happy about it.
*Sitting alone at sacrament meeting..no problem. It's actually really awesome for me because the meeting is so personal....oh...but it's okay Elders Quorum President if you sit by me...ya..TOTALLY FINE. ;)
*"He doesn't sound like Skipper. Sorry Friend."
*M. Russell Ballard...you are stupendous. In just a matter of years, we will be the Relief Society Presidents and Counselors...the Bishops and High Council men. Wow.
*Ate brownies...jello....potatoes, burger, fries, chicken, califlower, roll, salad, lots of milk and juice all in one meal. It's normal.
*Realized I'm totally not a girl to be picky about eating too much. "ah! I'm gonna get fat!" no. NOT ME.
*I like brownies.
*Wore Purple.
*"You can't go through Jareds like that just because they have the same name!"
*Poor R.A.'s.....
*Talked to Mommy and Daddy. ;)
*"Daddy's orders"
*I love Shari. ;)
*Can't find those minus tracks! Argh.
*Maybe I should go to sleep...
*Voice=dead. Oops....

Wow. So much to say, but I don't know how to say it. This will just have to do:

I know that my Redeemer Lives.

Love Always,
Little Besty