Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Toss up

I've recently become a fan of vampire diaries right?
Along with that I've become a fan of Damon and Stefen Salvatore.
I just can't decide which one of them I'm a bigger fan of.

Exhibit A.Damon AKA Ian Somerhalder
The darker more cycnical Salvatore brother.
I can see why most people wouldn't like Damon.
He doesn't really care who dies and is rude.
But he is so witty and charsimatic that I can't help but love him.
And his piercing blue eyes and boyish grin don't hurt either.
And deep down I know he cares about people and doens't want to kill anymore.

Exhibit B

Stefan AKA Paul Wesley
Stefan is opposite of Damon.

He wants peace and happiness in Mystic Falls.
He is kind, loving, and sensitive.
But in the show he seems kind of a deadbeat, doesn't like to have fun or be crazy.
He's not too funny most the time either.
But like with Damon, look at that face. It's perfection.
And what girl doesn't love a guy with a sensitive side?

And for you men here is some eye candy.
Elena Aka Nina Dobrev
She is the Salvatore brothers love interest.
Ironically in the show she is in love with Stefan but in real life she is dating Ian Somerhalder. I I think that's kind of funny.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

problem solved.

Who knew the pool could provide insight to my life.
More stories.
So I have to clean the public washrooms at the pool.
In the girls washroom the walls by the toilet looked like they had root beer running down them.


Everyday I was disgusted as I cleaned the washroom.
I decided I need to take matters into my own hands and scrub the walls.
No matter what I tried though the stain stayed.
I thought this would annoy me for the rest of the summer.
But it didn't. I realized I hadn't even noticed the stains on the walls for the last month.
Which got me thinking
When does a problem cease to be a problem?

The stains were still a problem since they are still there but I no longer focused on it.
I think once we realize that a problem is out of our control, that we don't have the right tools or knowledge to solve it, we stop letting it run our lives.
There is probably somebody out there who knows what chemical will remove that stain.
With life we might feel bombarded with problems that we have no idea how to solve.
We've tried everything that we can but it remains unsolved.
Now we can either realize that it's not something we can fix by ourselves or we can make ourselveds more miserable by continuing to focus on it and pick it apart.

I'm sure there are a number of people that could help fix little problems, like the stains on the bathroom walls. But others can only be solved by our Heavenly Father.
He knows what will make us happiest and He knows how to solve our problems. Sometimes we have to realize that He is the only one that can help, that no matter what we try, those problems will still exist unless we ask Him for help.

Not going lie. It's been a tough lesson for me as of late.
But when I look back in retrospect and see his helping hand in my life I realize it all worked out okay. He knew just what he was doing and what I needed.

Good thing someone knows :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Pool Happenings

Working at the pool has some benefits.
Everyonce in awhile you have a funny or exciting experience.
Like the other day a lifeguard brought a little boy into the back to give him some first aid.
I saw some blood on his back and assumed he'd scratched his back on the wall.
But no, he'd done a front flip into the BABY pool and hit his head.
Cracked it right open.
That created some chaos.

Another day 2 boys had been fighting in the showers.
Boy A came out and told us that Boy B had been swearing at him and threatened to beat him up.
The mom of Boy B was upset and was trying to drag him out of there.
But Boy B was upset himself and was struggling and telling her he didn't do anything.
So the mom's trying to pull him out, telling him not to cause a scene
But her efforts are futile as Boy B screams "Mom I HATE that kid!"
That didn't help his case I'm sure.

Again 2 boys had been quarreling.
One was caucasian and the other Native American.
The Native was upset cause the Caucasian had called him a "Chocolate chip"
The caucasion responded by saying "But he called me a white Chocolate chip!"

I know these are pointless dumb stories. And I don't think people really like to read long blog posts. But it's really the only good things I have to blog about.

Last story was the most dramatic
I thought one of us was going to get beat up.
A girl swore at one of the lifeguards so they kicked her out of the pool.
Her mom came in angry demanding they get a refund.
The lifeguards said they couldn't because she had called one of them a vulgar name.
The mom said that we had been rude to her first. (Lie)
We still withheld.
She said "Just wait until their father comes"
Dun Dun Dun.
He came in maybe a little drunk and really upset.
He pleaded the same as his mom and we told him it was nothing raciest just our policy.
He still wasn't happy.
In the end they won cause our boss wasn't available to come down and help us and
he didn't want any casualties.

That's it. Other then those exciting times my days at the pool consist of
Solitaire, reading books, facebook stalking, and pintrest.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It happened to a friend of mine

I had this friend.
I only knew her for 4 months and we've lost touch since then.
But she's one of those people who impacted my life.
Helped turn me into the me I am now you know?
She put up a real tough girl act.
But once you got to know her she was the sweetest most caring girl.
I never thought something like this would happen to someone I knew.
Someone I had become close to.

On a more happy chipper note.
Cutest thing happened at the pool the other day.
Carrie told me she was going thru the girls change room when she over heard this conversation.
Little boy: (mom ignoring him) Mom, mom. That girl. Mom That girl!
Mom: What? What is it?
Little boy: Mom that girl at the desk that helped us... She's really pretty.
That boy is officailly my favorite. Even though I don't remember what he looks like.
But he made my day.

Another happy note.
There was one situation I was hoping to avoid.
I didn't know how I'd handle it.
I thought it would just be awkward and that I'd want to just run away.
And while it wasn't 100% comfortable I did just fine.
and felt really good about how I handled the situation.
2 months ago that situation was my worst nightmare.
I hoped it would never come to pass.
So glad I grew up a little.
Because life happens. You can't control the actions of others, only your actions.

Have a beautiful Wednesday. The week is half over!

Monday, July 18, 2011

weekend fun

This weekend was pretty good.
First off. Thanks Jennica and Janeen for getting Madison and I addicted to Vampire Diaries.
I've lost a lot of sleep due to that show.
We watched it while we drove home from thunder in the valley and while we sun tanned.

Saturday was the most eventful day.
We went to WICKED in Calgary.
(2.5 hours away from home to put this into time perspective)
We left at 10:30 got there to the auditorium at 1:30 and our show started at 2:00.
We should've had plenty of time to get our seats but there was a few problems.
Namely I had to go to the bathroom so bad that I felt sick, maybe started hyperventilating, and was on the verge of tears.
Thank goodness we made it when we did.
We got separated from the rest of our family when the person directing traffic
directed us in opposite directions.
Guess who didn't have their tickets?
Thank you Becky for running all over the building to find us so that we wouldn't miss the show.
WICKED was awesome. A lot different then I expected.
I kind of knew the story line but my eyes were opened a lot more.
I'd suggest seeing it to everyone. That means you.
We got home at about 8:00
30 mins later we were on the road again to go to thunder in the valley.
It's a firework show in the mountains. About 1.5 hours away
Another thing I'd recommend going to at least once
There was probably about 5000 people there.
I love that the moment I parked my car on the side of the road
(about 2 miles away from where the fireworks were at)
People that I was going to watch with walked by.
How perfect.
We didn't get home till about 2 in the morning.
Such an exhausting day.
The next morning Madison and I went to the singles ward which is an hour away.
Needless to say, I've had enough of driving.
Don't hate me cause she's beautiful

Sisters at the fireworks
Waiting for becky to come with our tickets.
These pictures aren't really a fair representation of how truly good saturday was.
But believe me people. It was good.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sometimes I just have to.

It's so late. So I don't even know why I'm doing this.
Maybe cause I don't have anything to blog about.
And I always enjoy reading these.
You can find out so much about a person

Promise not to lie or erase any of these questions?
That's a scary way to start a survey. Okay.

If you married the last person that texted you, what would your name be?
Bevans....Kind of funny.

Do you know anyone named matt ?
Not really close. But yes.

What smiley face do you use often?

Honestly, have you ever ate raw cookie dough?
Uhm it's better then an actual cookie

Who were you with friday night?
My mom. Playing rook in a hotel.

What is bothering you?
That's a loaded question

Whats your favorite kind of ice cream?
Impossible to choose. Any from g's dairy.

Would you ever get a tattoo?
no way.

Is there a difference between "best"friend and friend?
Big. One you can tell anything the other you just don't.

Do you take walks often?
No. Mostly bike rides

Fluent in?

Are any of your friends taller than you?
yes quite a few. I wish more guys were. :)

Do you crack your knuckles?
everyonce in awhile.

Spell your name with out an L:

Do you like hugs?
Very much so.

Who was your last one from?

This time last year, can you remember who you liked?

What are you listening to right now?
The sound of the refrigerator and my dog breathing.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Bro. Jensen

Did you copy and paste this survey?
I wasn't about to type it all out.

How do most people spell your name?
Chanelle. they like to make it more complicated. Or spell it channel.

Ever been to Georgia (the state)?
Yes. Beautiful

Does anyone know your password besides you?
I would like to say no.

Have you ever dated a football player?

Last person to make you smile?
Jake Bleazard

Feel like talking to someone you haven't in a while?
yes and no.

Expecting something to change in a month?
Things aways change.

Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?

Is there anything you should be doing right now?
most definitely sleeping

Have you ever gone out of your way to make someone happy?
I'd like to think so and hope that it did.

Do you have a reason to smile right now?
I'm alive right?

Is there someone who can ALWAYS make you smile?

Excited for anything?
Yes. School and maybe for the next 2 years to be over.

Has someone recently told you something you didn't want to hear?
Yah, kind of.

Will tomorrow be a good day?
It'll be as good as I make it

Are you sober?

Are you wearing something that belongs to someone else?
Surprisingly no. I'm usually always wearing something of madisons

Are you in a good mood right now?
I'm just mellow. It's bed time.

Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
Of course. I would hope others would give me one so I'd be willing to do the same.

Would you rather get high or be able to fly?
Fly. Then I could be wherever I wanted to be.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?
a mom :)

Do you wish someone would turn up at your front door right now?
another yes and no.

Do you regret anything?
WHo doesn't?

Who was the last person you had a face to face conversation with?
My friends during a game of rook

What were you doing at 12 am last night?
Driving home from raymond

Do you have any tattoos?

What's in your wallet?
Cards. change, Pictures.

What's on that way top shelf or in the very far back of your closet?
I don't really have a closet with a shelf.

Do you sleep with anything?
Just your standard blanket and pillow. And my Ipod. Music is a must

Has someone ever called you beautiful?
it's happened.

Are you wearing short shorts?
no sir.

Do you miss anyone?
I miss a lot of people.

Do you like messages or comments better?
Both. Messages are usually more personal so I think I like them more.

What are you drinking?
Nothing at the moment.

Love really is a beautiful thing, huh?
I believe so.

Did anything dramatic go down yesterday?
a moth

Are you afraid to stay home all alone?
Not usually. I embrace the solitude.

Did you ever walk away from someone that was yelling at you?
I don't know if i"ve ever been yelled at.

Do you ignore people when you're mad/upset with them?
I give a good silent treatment

Has anyone licked you in the past week?

When you say you dont care do you mean it?
depends on what it's about.

Do you plan on sleeping in tomorrow?
since i'm staying up so late. You bet your bottom dollar.

How often do you hold back from saying what you are thinking?
I'm pretty out spoken.

What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
Getting ready to leave for church.

Who do you go to when you need to talk to someone?

What is on your wrists right now?
a hair elastic.

Did you sleep alone last night?

Have you ever felt lonely?
from time to time.

How many hours of sleep did you get last night?
Not enough. 8.5.

Reason for the last tear shed?
Not wanting to do something I need to.

Oh finally. It's done.
Hello sleep!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Every time You Lie.

I promise I'm not being a copy cat Janeen.
I had really intended to blog about this topic all of last week.
I agree with the words she said and want to add my own and on kind of a different line.

Why is it that the people we trust the most are the most likely to lie to us?
I maybe have an answer. Or I may not.

I feel like we lie because we care about that person.
We think we are some how "helping" them by not being honest.
Like the question "Does this dress make me look fat?"
We feel we are being a good friend by saying no when really it might not only make them
look fat but it's also a terrible color on them.
Would a good friend let a friend go out looking like that?
I don't think so.

I'm sure we've all been lied to a number of times.
You think we'd get used to it.
Apparently that's not what happens.
Because finding out the truth a year later, still sucks.
You'd think that since it's so far in the past it wouldn't even matter.
But it does.
I wish they'd told the truth in the beginning.
It feels like they never cared at all.
Instead of trying to protect my feelings they just made it worse.

I'm not going to lie. I've lied to protect someone I care about.
But with this experience I've realized I'm not protecting anyone.
My friend might be a little offended that I told her the dress looked ridiculous on her.
But at the end of the day she will probably thank me for not letting her go out
in public wearing it.
You know what I mean?
How true are those words.
Often we tell one lie to avoid getting in trouble or hurting someone's feelings.
That one lie leads to more lies.
Then you have a tangled web full of people who are hurt and no longer trust you.
Just one more reason to be honest.
Anyway. Point is, I'm more determined to tell the truth now.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


So this one time about 3 weeks ago I ran a marathon
Okay. That's a lie. It was like 1/8 of a marathon
It was 5k.
I'm still proud of myself though.
Out of 5 woman in my age group I got first.
Not amazing, but I'll take it.
Boston marathon here I come.
I asked Madison to bring my camera to the race.
It made it from my messy bedroom to the kitchen but it didn't leave my house.
So no action shots. Just a victory fist pump.

Friday, July 1, 2011

If you want...

TO get married, then you should date me. Not because you'll end up marrying me but because the next girl you date, you will end up marrying. This has happened about 5 times now. Seriously. So I've got a pretty good track record. Maybe I could put an add in Kijiji and make free money and go on fun dates. Oh and of course bring others eternal happiness.

Here is a recent conversation I had with a little girl at the pool:

Girl: How old are you?
Me: I'm 22. That's pretty old huh?
Girl: Yes...are you married?
Me: Well no...(disgusted look graces the girls face) I probably should be hey?
Girl: Uh Ya. (Big head nod for extra emphasis)

But in all reality I've lost track of how many similar conversations I've had.
They differ in peoples reactions.
Some just think it's awesome that I'm not a crazy girl who got married young and that I travelled the world and have grown and matured and yada yada yada.

Others don't give me the look or the answers the young girl did but you can sense their sympathy and surprise. "What you aren't married?" "Well you still look good" (are you trying to say that because I still look good there is still hope? Good thing I've got that going for me)

Well there you have it people. Just a silly little post about my life these days.