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Monday, June 30, 2008

She's the Prom Queen, and I'm in the Marching Band!

So, one of my girlies just emailed me a picture from prom, which led me to decide to tell my prom goes
So, its April, and prom is soon approaching. I didn't have a date, and, to be honest, didn't really want one. It was the whole, didn't want to spend Senior Prom with a boy I didn't really like. So I'm all stoked cuz I have this rockin' dress that's 1920's flapper style, and my hair looks awesome, I'm with my girlies feelin' hot :) and did I mention I was in the top 5 for Prom Queen? Yeah, that's where the real story comes in...
So yeah, top 5 for prom...the other girls are Lisa Gilbert, Jessica Schmidt, Ester Kim, and (gag) Casi Arnold. So, yeah I know the whole like, be nice Tara, but Casi and I have been rivals since 5th grade. So it gets to be time to announce queen, and they're calling names, everyone's cheering, loudest for Lisa (whom I wanted to win) and they announce Casi...silence. No one cheered. Yet, who won Prom Queen? Casi. Whatever. But in retrospect, I'm good with not having a million eyes on me and disliking me! :) I had more fun after anyways!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Apples to Apples, Dust to Dust....

So, I dunno how many of you have ever played Apples to Apples, but it is an amazingly fun card game. A green card is laid out that is an adjective. Then the players use their cards (nouns) that best describe the adjective. The green card player then picks which one fits best (or not) and so on. We played tonight (I lost...again...) and I ended up with "Legendary" and "Obnoxious." What I enjoy so much about this game is how the cards totally describe the winner! We played in my government class and this really cute guy was playing with us. I was the green dealer and the word was "Stunning." Nick (the cute guy) laughs and hands me his card and says "mine will totally win." Now I am a fairly unbiased player, so I took everyone's cards and as I'm reading through, none of them are really making me laugh. I get to the last one and it says "my body." Yes, amazingly cute boy puts down a card for "stunning" saying "my body." He won that round. :) But I seriously love that game. Somehow I always end up with cards like "informed," "boring," and the like. What the heck. :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tipping. Its The Polite Thing To Do!

So this lady comes in to my work yesterday and asks for her ice cream and I'm getting it all together, no problem. I go to ring her up, she pays with a credit card and everything's cool. The receipt thing takes forever to print up, like usual, and the lady goes "Um, I need to sign that thing." And rolls her eyes. I'm like, oh no, you do not roll your eyes at me! So she leaves WITHOUT TIPPING and I just kinda let it go. Then these two men walk in at 10:30, half and hour til we close and they don't leave until 11:15! And they didn't tip us! Okay, seriously, if you are gonna take forever or order something ridiculously hard to make you need to tip! We have to make a living too ya know! Oy. But seriously, nothing makes people like us more upset than when we don't get tipped. I mean, we're only making $6.50 an hour, and only working 20 hours a week. We thrive on tips! Tip anyone who serves you food! Even like 5 cents makes all the difference!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Laughing Keeps You Sane!!!

So, I really enjoy finding amusing things, like the above, to share with people because, well, I enjoy laughing! I find this kind of stuff, nearly die laughing, and then post or email it to everyone! And really, who doesn't enjoy laughing at a cat! :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

(sing the graduation song)

WOO!! I finally did it! I graduated on June 12, 2008 and I'm officially done with public education!! And two days later I turned 18, so it was all around a pretty rockin week. My parents got me the Indiana Jones boxed set and that was awesome! My bestie, Kat, got me the cutest purse ever, which makes me happy cuz it's huge! :) But anyways, graduation...We had 5 valedictorians (and I knew all 5!) and 2 salutatorians, Kat being one of them. Kat's speech basically made me bawl, but it was really good and meant the most to me, so that's all that matters! So, as we're walking out in the procession all orderly and what not, over the speakers the Indiana Jones theme starts playing! The idea was that it was our "last crusade" which is pretty clever, I must admit. :) So, I'm basically in love with David Cook, as previously mentioned, so one of the standing jokes at work is that the guys I work with will come up behind me and say really quietly "David Cook doesn't love you." and walk away. Jerks. :) Its all in good fun though. The other standing jokes came by inadvertently. So a song comes on Sirius and I ask Danny in all seriousness, "is this Elvis?" Totally didn't realize that that was an extremely blond question. So now EVERY song that comes on, Danny goes, "hey Tara, this isn't Elvis." Good times...good times...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fun Little Survey

Name: Tara Malinda Jex
Sex: Female
Birth date: June 14, 1990 (Flag Day!!!)
Location: Payson, Arizona
Height: 5' 4"
Eye color: most days
Hair color: ha! take your pick!
What does your name mean: (just looked it up...) crag, hill, stone pillar
High school graduation year: 2008!
Favorite relatives: Aunt Joan, my cousins Jared and Melanie
Summer memory: Weird Al concert!!
Favorite TV shows: CSI, What Not to Wear, Law and Order: SVU
What's on your mousepad: I don't have one?
In the car- ac or windows: nothing...
Do you believe in yourself: yes!!
Favorite game: Apples to Apples
Favorite drink: Blackberry Lemonade
Favorite food: frito pie! and SUSHI!!!!!!
Favorite colors: green, green, and um green!
Favorite cigarettes: smoking is gross...and bad...and makes you ugly
Favorite sounds: fire engines, white noise, my dog running on wood flooring :)
Favorite smell: gasoline, Italian, the smell when I walk into Sushi Bay
Worst feeling in the World: knowing you've forgotten something until the day of
Best feeling in the World: sleeping in and not needing to get up for anything
Favorite thing to do on a weekend: go to the movies
Favorite soundtrack: Phantom of the Opera!!! I love Gerard Butler!!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Being a high school history teacher, being married to an awesome guy, having a child, maybe two...
First thought in the morning: what do I need to do today?
Do you get motion sickness: nope...except on Ferris wheels :/
Rollercoasters- deadly or exciting: So Exciting!
How many rings before you answer the phone: 2-3
Future son names: Alexander, Jace, Geoffery, Alec, Nikolas
Future daughter names: Grace, Victoria, Molly, Candace
Are you a good friend: yup, I'm there for my girlies :)
Chocolate or Vanilla cake: vanilla
What do you drive: my mom's red PT Cruiser
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: sometimes...I have a Build-A-Bear from my navy friend Jeffy that he gave me for my 16th birthday...He has called me Bea (bear without the "r") for years, so that's what he named mine :)
Thunderstorms cool or scary: very cool
If you could meet one person in the World, who would it be: dead: Elvis...alive: David Cook :)
What is your zodiac sign: Gemini
What do you wear to bed: shorts and a tank top
Do you eat stems of broccoli: duh, it's the best part!
Guys- If a girl ever asked you for the shirt on your back, would you
give it to her?
Girls- Would you ever ask a guy for his shirt? um? if I was cold, or trying to see if he is cute enough to give it to me :D
If you could have any occupation when you get older, what would it
be: High School History Teacher!!! the coolest everr!!
If you could dye your hair one color, what would it be: fire engine red
If you could have a tattoo, what and where would it be: skull with a bow on my left shoulder blade
Favorite brand of gum: stride
What is your favorite quote: "If life was easy, it wouldn't be hard!"
What's on your walls in your room: green and blue paint, my name, picture of the sunset on a beach, mirror, bulletin board
Is the glass half-empty or half-full: depends on if you're pouring or drinking!
Pick a song that describes yourself or that you can relate to: Boston by Augustana
Which do you prefer- Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese Doritos: Nacho Cheese! the Cool Ranch smell like feet :P
Favorite flavor Snapple: i dunno?
Which one, Coke or Pepsi: Coke. Pepsi is gross. Mom.
Which kind of milk is your favorite: Skim
If you were to kill someone, which method would you use? poison, when they'd least expect it! muahahahahahahaha..............
Are you a righty, lefty, or ambidextrous: righty tighty
Do you type with your fingers on the right keys: of course!
When you meet a person of the opposite sex, you notice their: hands and smile
If you could be one gardening tool, which one would it be: wheelbarrow
What kind of shoe would you be if you had an option: cute patent leather heel
What's under your bed: better question...what ISN'T under my bed?
What's the best number in the World: 13
What is your dream car: Yellow Avalanche (license plate: YELOSNO)
Who is your biggest crush right now: Josh Clark :) ha and Elder Wood...and David Cook
Nickname: Samm calls me TJ, Kat calls me Loser, at work I'm Bubblegum, Greg (aka Nemo) calls me Dory, and I've been Jex my whole life...take your pick
School: Silverado! Going to Southern Utah University
Bacon Bits Or croutons: croutons
Favorite Salad Dressing: Caesar
Do you Drink: negative
What type of Shampoo/Conditioner: Pureology
Have you ever been skinny dipping: no! gross...
Do you make fun of people: heh...maybe sometimes :)
Have you ever been convicted of a crime: nope
Best friends online/offline: Kat Espina is my bestie, Kerry, Kayla, Lovely (Kristin) and Jordan are my other bests
One pillow or two: two
Pets: Freeway the Chihuahua!
Favorite Movies: Phantom of the Opera, Murder by Death, Pride & Prejudice (refer to my first blog entry...I'm in love with Mr. Darcy)
Favorite type of music: pop, classic rock
Hobbies: reading, music, blogging
Word or Phrase you overuse: nokay...and "really now?? cool."
Toothpaste: colgate total
Piercing or tattoos: my ears are pierced once
Do you get along with your parents: yes
Favorite beer: gross...alcohol is BAD!!
Favorite song at the moment: If I Never See Your Face Again by Maroon 5 feat. Rhianna
Favorite subject in school: History
Least favorite subject in school: Math...aka Mr. Rohnkohl
Most humiliating moment: First game as Drum Major my Junior year, I lost the beat and started waving my arms like a windmill! and at the Homecoming game this year, I'm in the top 5 for queen and as I'm trying to get out of the pretty cars, I fall almost completely out!
Craziest or Silliest Person You Know: Kayla Richardson
Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Reebs, I tag you!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


saw this and got a total kick out of it!!

A Tangent to Reeb's Post

So, my sister published a post the other day about being baby hungry...I'm feeling the same way, only I think I'm husband hungry. No, don't get me wrong, I do NOT want to get married anytime soon, but I think I'm being really future oriented and I just want to get married dang it! Hahaha, I suppose I'm a little nervous because my Uncle Kirk predicted I'd meet the guy I'm gonna marry within my first two weeks of college! Yikes! And I gotta love how every week at church at least two people say, "Oh, you're going to Cedar City? I have a younger brother there! We should totally hook you two up!" And I just smile and say, "you and everyone else..." But it's pretty entertaining. One of my mia maids, Ku'uipo Brown, says to me today after commenting on the cuteness of our new elder :) "Tara you can't like elders!!...Until after they get home!" Good times, good times...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I Scream, You Scream...

SCHOOLS OUT!!!!!! Oh man, the last day of my high school career was on Tuesday, and it was such an amazing feeling to be done with public schooling. I start school at Southern Utah University in the fall, and I'm basically stoked. I'll be majoring in History and minoring in Secondary Education. Pretty excited...
This week I started work at an ice cream place called Marble Slab. So much fun! We all sing and dance and my co-workers are insane! It is incredibly hard work, though...I woke up this morning with swollen hands and my shoulders are killing me! But I figure, it's kinda like a workout, so its worth it! It's yummy stuff it!