Extreme Makeover: Desk Edition

Here I am, organizing my desk. A task that should have been done when Luke and I first moved in. Alas, I put things on shelves and called it good. Since I'd actually like to use the desk, I figured it's time to get things together. 

Perhaps I should explain how I organize. First, I sit around all day and eat all my leftover Christmas treats. Then, I browse through Pinterest, looking for "inspiration".  When the guilt gets to be too much, I get up and decide to actually do some organizing. 

So I turned on the Russian State Symphony Orchestra. They have amazing versions The Beatle's hit songs (which was like, all of them. Which means that I have like, 53 songs). 

Then I look at all the pictures I gathered online, so I can perhaps shape my stuff into some kind of order. Here's what I'm kind of going for: 

I don't mind if my space has lots of things. I just want the little things put a way and a designated shelf space for everything. Because right now, it looks like this: 

And I promise I'll post pictures once it's  done. 

Brace Yourselves

I tried to bake today. Usually when I bake, it turns out to be delicious. In fact, every time I bake, it turns out delicious. I've kept husband and I healthy and fed. I have a pretty clean track record when it comes to making delicious things. Until tonight. 

I found a recipe to make carmel apple cookies. The picture made them look so soft and delicious, and I had everything on hand. Well, almost everything. I'm out of cooking oil, so I substituted apple sauce. Unfortunately, this is where things took a turn for the worst. Instead of being cookie dough, it was more like angry cake batter. I added some flour in hopes that they would sort themselves out, rolled them up, and stuck them in the oven .

When I took them out, my fears were confirmed. Instead of delicious caramel cookies, I had little spice rocks.  

At least Luke likes them. 

Book: The Devil Wears Prada

Technically, this one isn't from my reading list (which you can take a look at by clicking on the "Summer Reading List" link on the right), but I've seen the movie, and I wanted a quick fun read. Well, if you count nearly 400 pages as quick. 

The writing style was fantastic. I was drawn in right away. The main character, Andrea (known as Andy), gets a job working for the editor of the world's best fashion magazine. As it turns out, her boss is....unpleasant. Demanding might be a better word. So the story starts out with Andy running her errands and failing miserably. In fact, most of the story is about Andy failing miserably. Not because she's incompetent, but because she works for a demanding woman in a demanding industry that she does not like, nor does she care for it. After months of enduring, Andy up and quits during a fashion show. The book ends with her making amends with her family (whom she has ignored since starting her job), her best friend/roommate (whom she has ignored since starting her job), and breaking up with her boyfriend (whom she has ignored....you get it). 

I found the ending to be rather refreshing. The story finishes without Andy in her dream job. She is also spending time with her family, and repairing her relationship with her best friend. What she is not doing, is getting back together with her boyfriend.  

Final verdict: Fun read, even though it was a lot of pages. But I didn't like it enough to recommend it to anyone. 


I'm not even that busy, but I find myself procrastinating everything. Heck, I'm procrastinating the procrastinating. Ahhhhh, my life. 

At least I'm never bored. 

What I'm Doing, Sort Of

I should be working on my script. After all, I'm supposed to read today (don't most of my posts start with this lately?). But I'm currently more interested in reading about modern-day examples of feminism and sexism. And it's fascinating. And in some ways easier than trying to write 6 pages of a script (and in some ways a lot harder).  I have a lot more to say about this, but I really need to get writing. So stay tuned for that.

I feel like I promised you all a certain post a while back. Don't worry, I'll get that out, too.

Christmas Wish List

Here's a few things I hope to find on Christmas morning. 

Found at Barnes and Nobel 

Found at Barnes and Nobel 

Found at Barnes and Nobel as well as amazon.com 

CD found at amazon.com

Available on amazon.com 

BYU Sweatpants from BYU Bookstore

Found on amazon.com