Saturday, November 12, 2011


i was a little stressed out about what to do for 11/11/11. at first i thought i shouldn't worry about it. just write it off as another day. then i thought, no! this day only happens once in a lifetime and i want to tell my kids the awesome stuff i did on that day [yes, they will care]. i even did all my homework on thursday so i would be completely free to do what i want. but i couldn't really get past the idea that this would be an ideal time to have a man to do these things with me. what cool stuff can i do by myself?

then, while i was at work on friday, it hit me. treat yo' self. i am single and free to do whatever i want! time to take complete advantage and treat myself. and for those who don't watch parks and recreation, first, repent, then, watch these:

so i came up with eleven things to do to treat myself. and of course it was awesome and i documented all of them.
one: buy chocolate covered cinnamon bears. because they are byu's greatest asset. and i love them. and if you love me you will buy them for me when i no longer have access to the byu bookstore. i ate eleven of them. but i may or may not have consumed the entire bag over the weekend...
two: go to the gym. for as little or as long as i want. because i like it. among other things, i ran for 11 minutes and 11 seconds, upon sarahmaines suggestion. she is so brilliant.
three: do a honey face mask. after i showered, i put honey on my face and it was awesome. it made my face feel so clean. the first and last time i did this was ten years ago in achievement days. teaching natural remedies at a young age. #ldsyouthprogramsftw
four: wear my favorite clothes. not like, wear five different shirts, i just wore an outfit that was awesome. a green shirt under my denim button up with black leggings, boots, peacock feather earrings, and my leather jacket. and i looked gooood. definitely sartorialist worthy. yeah, i went there.
five: watch the sun set from a high place. the clouds kind of botched my original plan, but i went up anyway, sat in the y mountain parking lot in the back of my car and drank hot chocolate. it was way nice and beautiful and quiet. and the back of the fit is incredibly huge. seriously, i could chill back there all day.
 six: compile and listen to the perfect playlist. i did this while i was atop the mountain. and i very much succeeded. i was rocking out all night from avril to jay z to hsm 3 to iron & wine. i put songs on there that made me think of specific memories or had a certain emotion attached to it. it is truly an amazing playlist. here is just a taste:
seven: eat cafe rio for dinner! this gets an exclamation point because it is extremely important. i love cafe rio. lovvvve. i will base my future moving decisions on traveling distance to cafe rio. you think i kid.
eight: go to barnes & noble, look around, smell the books, and read. i can never justify going to bookstores for no reason [especially since there is always a strong pull on my wallet] so i decided to go and mosey around for fun, as well as read a few pages from my favorite book. and eat chocolate covered cinnamon bears.
nine: visit the nan. i only had eight items on the list when i started so when i got an email from my grandma while i was out, i thought, duh, how could i not go visit her? all she does is say how wonderful i am and offer me food. so i surprised her, rubbed her neck, looked at some pictures with her, and she gave me some cheese. win. win. win.
ten: watch vampire diaries without shame or guilt. what would my perfect day be if i didn't watch some tv, really though? i had one more episode in order to catch up so i decided to watch it and completely soak it in, without worrying about the homework i should be doing, sleep i should be getting, or what my roommates were thinking [which is definitely that i'm an obsessed crazy].
eleven: not get ready for bed. in a perfect world, i would never have to get ready for bed. it is honestly the bane of my existence. i still had to come up with one more way to treat myself and as i got home thinking how much i didn't want to get ready for bed, i thought, treat yo' self! so my toothbrush and face wash stayed in the drawer where they belong. that's right.
me at 11/11/11 11:11.
disclaimer: i know it looks like i gained a hundred pounds. really i'm just wearing a jacket. yeah.
it was pretty much the best day ever. can't wait til next year [12/12/12?]. i highly recommend that you
treat yo' self!


Lula. said...

You are so fun.

Amber Whiteley said...

I LOVE THIS. And I seriously tell myself to "treat yo' self" everytime I'm out shopping.