Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hey-ya from Ms. Caitlyn Jacobson

I've missed doing my weekly Tuesday interviews, so who better to start with than one of my very favorite BF's from Snow College:
Caitlyn Jacobson.
Hands down funniest girl at Snow College.
The type of girl you never tire of, so thoughtful, smart, young, totally rich, fresh, & did I mention out loud hilarious?
Grab a handful of carmel popcorn & sit down to read about one of my favorite people--Caitlyn.
1. Favorite Color?

Caitlyn: yellow
2. Food you can't live without?
Caitlyn: Skittle Crazy Cores
3. Favorite nature aspect?
Caitlyn: I would have to go with the Mountains. Without them we’d be flat. You don’t have to write that. Do I have time to answer these questions? Ashley! Answer me.
4. Desired super power?
Caitlyn: (After a rather long pause, almost gasping,) Mine? I would say definitely flying. I mean not as high as airplanes because I don't want to get brushed away. I am freaking out! I don’t feel like I am being myself. (walks away, with some encouragement & coaching returns for 5th question)
5. Song that you would say describes your life right now?
Caitlyn: (clears throat.) There are so many songs out there, how can I choose just one? Don't write that. But if I had to choose just one... I’m sorry this sucks by John Mayer. No really. (Grabs head in frustration.) Silence. I didn’t have one in my head. I have recently become a huge fan of Backstreet Boys and Michelle Branch. Because all of their songs relate to me. I hope to be larger than life and I hope to be your perfect fan... hopefully the fans get that.
6. Biggest Accomplishment?
Caitlyn: I don’t know if you know this about me. I did pass concurrent enrollment in ceramics. AP. Not just anyone can just get in there. I was one of two. So yeah, it was a big deal.
7. Favorite vacation spot?
Caitlyn: Lake Powell hands down. (With almost authority) You know there’s people out there that say I’d rather see the Mona Lisa and the Eiffel Tower. I don’t want to brag but I have been there, done that. Are you done typing yet? For me I would reather be sun bathing, tubing... holding on for life behind the boat. Sun kissed crazy cores.. All of the above.
8. Top 3 things on your bucket list?
Caitlyn: I would say one, but everyone says that. So I have two more right? NOOOO! I want to get married in the temple (said in small whiny voice.) Don't write that, I don't know why I just did that. Ok, Perform in triathalon, I was going to say skydiving but everyone says that, I ummm you know I am just set out for adventures I want to own a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I like the more darker colors so... As for number 3, I want to go on a humanitarian trip. I’m a really good person so...
9. Favorite restaurant?
Caitlyn: Heck are we talking burger or burrito here? This is pretty typical American, but I love Café Rio and Apollo Burger and Fries. I just like good old fashioned burgers and fries.
10. Most embarrassing moment?
Caitlyn: Don’t have one. I don’t get embarrassed. I tried to find directions today... and I got lost. Do you want me to be quite frank and honest here? Ashley respond. I have had many experiences that if they happened to the typical plumber joe they’d be embarrassed, but I don't get embarrassed.
11. Favorite & least favorite thing about Snow College?
Caitlyn: Favorite: Tucker Smith. Least Favorite: he won’t be there next year. Ok really the Tucker Smith was just a joke everyone would say that so just delete that. I have grown quite fond of Fernando. Least favorite.. I can’t think of one.
12. If you could be any animal, what would you be & why?
Caitlyn: (Eyes grow large with possibility)... Ah shoot. Any animal? Oh dear. Oh... ummm.... Can you guys breathe? I would be a kangaroo, I don’t know if anyone has experienced this. I once had pockets on my soccer shorts. It changed me. (spontaneously starts shouting) I now always want a permanent pocket!
13. Favorite quote?
Caitlyn: Ooh I know this one? "Why do you try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out." Because Daphne....and all Ian sees is her beautifulness so... I would like to compare that unto myself. Alright, next question.
14. If you could sweat anything other than salty water, what would you sweat?
Caitlyn: Pure water. I think I could make a fortune out of it. I also just like water to drink.
(out of the blue she starts singing Rolling in the Deep under her breath.. but yes we can still hear her)
15. Who do you look up to & why?
Caitlyn: laughter... Austin, special needs hypnotizing boy. (relinquishing first answer) Alright, we’re all thinking it, Oprah Winfrey. She had her last show and her studio, Harpo is her name backwards, brilliant. If my name were Caitlyn it would be Nyltiac.
16. Worst memory?
Caitlyn: (eyes grow with the ghosts of bad things past.) I’ve never told anyone this before. Most people try and forget that. Well so one time I fell asleep and my friends thought it would be comical to wake me up with shooting silly string on my face. Immediately without fail I jumped up and the feeling I had inside me was a memory of a war in which I saw gruesome things. I say this jokingly and I wish I could erase that. If I could I would be much further in my life.
17. Biggest pet peeve?
Caitlyn: (microexpression screams contempt.) I have so many of em.. Ok biggest pet peeve. When boys have bed hair. They have an inch of hair and can’t bother to do it. Also! Dirty, bubbly cell phone screens! You know, the ones that don't look good. Remove those!
18. How did you get to be so funny? & What makes you laugh?
Caitlyn: I don’t know that that is something I have gone through.. Restate the question please. What makes me laugh?.. If I hear or see something that turns on the switch in the head and it makes me laugh. Certain people make me laugh. I just think lots of things are funny.
19. If you could meet anyone from past or present, who would it be & what would you do with them?
Caitlyn: Joseph Smith. I’d help him restore the gospel. Why did I just say that? I don’t think that’s possible for me. Hitler.. I’d help him kill. I mean ok I can’t think of one. Rosa Parks. This is what I said so clearly I am in white. In 6th grade you always want the back seat so this is what I would have done. This would have been a short small spot.. Get back to the back you’re black. I would say, here’s what I would say.. My exact words would be, I can’t think of my exact words would be... Stop! People can’t know I am not perfect. I would say, "If Rosa goes I go!" Wait, did it have to be someone famous?
20. Goals for yourself in 5 years?
Caitlyn: ooh one of them is summer goals. But we can do 5 years. Summer goal is to eat healthier. Listen I realize I am not a heavy person so to say, but I could shed like 10 pounds and eat better and run, I mean exercise more. Also, I don’t mean to get religious, but I hope to go through the temple... funny you would say 5 years and run because I'd like to participate in a triathlon
21. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?
Caitlyn: Paul Bunyon. I’ve never respected a blue cattle more than his.
22. Favorite word?
Caitlyn: (Glancing to the sky.) I know my least favorite.. Moist. Ointment. Favorite word? Clearly. I mean it’s nice. Adverb form. I mean I just made that up. I was just thinking how the sky is clearing up? Can we go.. I’m getting very nervous.
23. If you could be anyone else for one day, who would you be & why?
Caitlyn: Misty Dawn Chadwick. My roommate. Said in whisper. I could know what the heck she’s thinking of and why she does what she does.
24. If you could have parents other than your own, who would you choose?
Caitlyn: Geez I wouldn’t change my parents for the world. Alright if you insist, Sonny and Cher.
25. What are you afraid of?
Caitlyn: Failure. I’ll admit it.
26. What is something that most people don't know about you?
Caitlyn: I'm pregnant. OK!!! I don’t know. That is a good question. Does it have to be like an experience such as lying? Or can it be a personality trait. I really get uncomfortable when I don’t know people at first. Some people might think contrary to that. At the beginning of college I didn't know lots of people so I didn't love it. But once I met more people I quite enjoyed it, obviously.

Final Words?
Caitlyn: I just want to disclaim to everyone a. if you’re reading this for recreation. I hope you enjoy. b. If you’re looking for marriage, ay yigh yigh if was all under pressure so don’t judge this. And c. if this sucked, blame Ashley Palmer. Well I have a question for you actually, if you could name your favorite quality about me, what would it be? Joking what’s your biggest regret?
Ashley: Caitlyn...
Caitlyn: Ashley, this is my interview, do it!
Ashley: jr high. Roommates.
highlights from our interview in Pleasant Grove & American Fork
Caitlyn: Well I just wanted to personally thank you Ashley. Copyright this. I mean you have been like a best friend to me, I know you wouldn't classify us like that, but you are. Special thanks to Kimball for being photographer and scribe. And Mars Food industry, for the snacks.

Thank you Caitlyn for such a fun interview. Thanks for the perfect friend you are to me and for your constant listening ear, funny story, and hilarious memories. I just love Caitlyn so much.
Love you long time.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Like a G6

I was welcomed to Brigham City by Aub in her favorite Varsity long sleeve tee complete with hood.
We took some nice self timed bedtime pics.
after one month apart we sat & laughed like old times
Saturday was filled with delicious eats & even better company in Mantua at the "Res."
uh-oh Sierra!
We ran into a tad bit of turbulent wind which resulted in dangerous rescuing escapades.
However, after much effort & a little back up I am pleased to report we all made it to original perches safely. 
Sarah came to join in the fun, & we discovered how easy it would be to dogknap.
We put on our African dresses over our suits & went to Crystal Hot Springs.
We met up with some of Aub & Sar's acquaintances from the BC & had a truly delightfully squished time.
(it was a tad packed due to the fact it was Memorial Day weekend)
All in all, I loved my reuniting with Aub after a month apart.
It was full of laughs, rainbows & candid laughter.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

This just in

Good news! This just in.
The infamous Aubrie D. Tilley
is now a blogger. (!!!)
My little girl is growing on up.
Her interview, I daresay was one of the funniest.
Check her out at her blogspot, & lets give her a warm welcome to the blogging family.
Follow her if you so wish.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rain boots & Unbreakable Vows

Enough of the rain some may say.
But I say, grab the camera, brothers to take pictures, Mom's old rain jackets, rainboots, & of course jumping in the nearest public puddle.
at this point I was thinking it was a little much
& then we made an unbreakable vow that no matter what happens we will play 80% of the weekends.
(& of course obey the contract)
Spencer took his job as our witness & initiator quite seriously.
Who's excited & anxious for Harry Potter's final installment come July?
This family is!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Grown Up Birthday Wish

Yesterday may or may not have been my 3/4th's birthday...
meaning I turn the big 2-0 in merely 3 months time.
{unless of course I find the fountain of youth first, more on that later}

I already know what I want for my birthday this year.
A piggy back ride from my dad.
He keeps joking like he isn't going to do it, but I see right through his scheming ways.

I'm Ashley Palmer, I'm 19-years-old & all I am asking for is a quick ride on my Dad's back around my front yard.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

Sometimes I tend to be really dramatic & I get wildly out of hand.
On Monday the 16th, I went to bed really early.
It was celestial.
I told my parents all about it & I said "I wish every morning could feel like that."
Then I realized it could.
Going to bed early, what a concept right?
I told my parents I would do it.
After all, I'm not afraid.
It started as a joke, & then turns into this:

May 18th, 2011
I, __Ashley Palmer__________ promise to be home by 10 pm Mountain
Standard Time every Sunday-Thursday during the Summer of 2011 to ensure I live the commandment “Early to bed, Early to rise.” I realize that I might miss out on an occasional fun splurge, but I know that when dawn breaks I will be grateful for the decision I have made. Also, I would like to recognize that an occasional extenuating circumstance may present itself in which I will discuss with my loving parents (the witnesses of this document, Eldon and Shelley) and decide if what ever has arisen is worth participating in and considered to be an “extenuating circumstance.”

If I blatantly disobey this contract, I, ____Ashley Palmer___________ realize that choices have consequences. In the instant that I break this law, the following outcomes will occur:
-I will be required to consume one half pound of plain butter
-shave half my head
-surrender my cell phone for 3 business days


______________________________________
Ashley Palmer
upholder of truth, signer of contract


______________________________________
Eldon Palmer
witness number one


______________________________________
Shelley Palmer
witness number two

(the above contract was signed & notarized by the 3 individuals on May 18th, 2011. It now hangs as a reminder on the Palmer family fridge)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Smorgish Borg

Get ready for a smorgish borg of pictures from as of late
Eldon domesticated not 1 but 2 delicious Ice Cream cakes to
celebrate my graduation.
My sweet brother Spencer spent hours quilting me this
Snow College lap blanket for a graduation gift.
With Klayton leaving soon, I hurried up & completed his quote book/
scrapbook of pictures.
In a lot of ways our friendship began with games of Racko.
Klayton made me this set for his parting gift.
He has been working on it for months apparently making sure
everything was just perfect.
& it was.
I worked up the ying-yang applying for new jobs....
I romped around the town in this get up for Cinco de Mayo.
Yes it is an African dress so I will be able to wear it during Kwanza as well.
Rachel had been begging me to come eat with her at school
so I brought with me a piece of the leftovers from the delish
ice cream cakes.
Rachel is a downright comedian as she takes before
& after shots of her cleaning the bathroom.
 Happy Mother's Day to the world's greatest Mom was celebrated on Sunday,
Dad & Spence through on their parkas & ponchos to grill up the meat
& we took the typical porch group pictures
Kenzie was so thoughtful to bring BYU giftings over for a graduation gift
how nice is she?
Yesterday was a rainy day & my BFF Heath sent me these
& then yesterday Kimball took me to get frozen yogurt.
Come rain or shine, Summertime is here!!!