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“Don’t know how else to say it, don’t wanna see my parents go.”

ImageJust one generation’s length away from fighting life out on my own.

~John Mayer

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“You said we’d never make my parents’ mistakes…”

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Nature vs. nurture is a theme as old (and relevant!) as any other in literature/ music/ film, etc.  So when it comes to our own lives and relationships, how much will we incorporate what we’ve seen from example (for good and for bad), and how much will we be pioneers and break new ground?

We said we’d never make our parents’ mistakes…

Lyrics Here: 

Just to clarify, PLEASE KNOW that I am NOT writing this post about my own parents.  I’m writing it because I know that not everyone is so lucky.

And to quote again from Ms. Swift, “I have an excellent father.”  Read about him here.

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If Henry David Thoreau’s mom did his laundry while he sat and wrote about a pond,

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can this woman do mine while I sit and write this blog?

JUST KIDDING!  Mama Wilk’s done MORE than enough for me already, true story!  Also, I did a load this morning.  Phew!

P.S.  Yes, I just compared this blog to “Walden” and myself to one of the great American transcendentalists.  And yes, I am expecting a…you guessed it….THUNDERBOLT OF BLASPHEMY!

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The Surprise of a Lifetime!

This is Thomas:

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Thomas is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He attended Southern Virginia University (where he did music with my mama!), and after graduating, made the brave decision to serve a full-time LDS mission at the age of 24.  When making a quick stop in Utah to stock up on missionary gear, Thomas experienced a BIG surprise.  Check it out!

So awesome, huh?  Actually, he was one of 15 soon-to-be missionaries who got this star treatment:

Read the full article here: 

Godspeed, Thomas!  And Deseret First Credit Union, mad props.

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My present to you for making it to the 400th post? RAP VIDEO!

No beatin’ around the bush on that title (figuratively OR literally)!  I had my NEW friend Kemp and my OLD friend Carlos help me out.  Check it stat (and please excuse my being a little dance happy.  I’m not as smooth/subtle as my friends):

And if you think that was entertaining (probably mainly because Katherine was making a fool of herself), it actually wasn’t anything compared to what these guys can do for real.  Here’s just a taste of their INSANE TALENT.  And yes Mom, the following is improvised.

Here’s Carlos’s youtube channel. 

And here’s Kemp’s twitter. 

Oh, and just had to include this one too:

🙂

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There are plenty of fish in the sea,

SO LET’S GO FISHING!

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These guys Dan & Ben Tenglesen are from BYU (made it big in Guitars Unplugged) and are SO talented. This is such a great song.  Even if you don’t usually listen to music I post, don’t miss this one.  I’m talking to you, Tricia Thomas!

 Here are the lyrics: 

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Just in case you forgot who was female and who was male,

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the Wilkinsons color-coded our outfits to help you out.

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But I’m all about gender neutrality, so I wore BOTH!

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Just enough sexual tension to make it interesting…

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but not enough to make it inappropriate or uncomfortable.

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 I am Mormon, woman, and human, and the order of those 3 things sometimes changes.  And I want to be honest but not obscene.  There is nothing on this blog that I wouldn’t want an employer to see.  Or my mom.  There is nothing that I believe could compromise my temple recommend.  And still I bare my soul.  But it seems to be working out okay because I keep getting more and more followers 🙂

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Sometimes good (?) writers have to work a graveyard…

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(I’m still sleeping, Mom!)

I DO WHAT I WANT!

red wine and Ambien

~John Mayer

(I don’t drink wine or take Ambien, but I like the idea…)

Also, if you take medication or consume alcohol, YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T MIX THEM!

Readers:

1)  What are good reasons to stay up all (or part) of the night?

2)  What are BAD reasons?

Also, not everyone looks this cute

by a computer light glow at an obscene hour…

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It’s incredible….

Just found this video from about 3 years ago.  Watching it was fun.  And funny.  And painful (is there ANYONE who likes his/her own speaking voice?)  But what’s incredible is how much I see myself and all my core beliefs again.  Humor, beauty, kindness, expression, creativity, Christ, understanding.  Not bad.  Even if it wasn’t one of my better hair days 🙂  Now I wanna go find me an apricot!

“The cicada fest was like the plague in the Old Testament!”

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Mr. and Mrs. David Wilkinson are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Katherine Anne….

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Sure looks like an engagement photo, right?  Someday I’ll be holding a man instead of my guitar.  And hopefully not by the neck.

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Rearrange the Letters

Will you be in Utah next summer? Great, we can go to Uintah!

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#yes I really do want you to come visit me in Utah

#yes we really can go to Uintah if you want (along with a whole lot of other places)

#Mom didn’t you go to school in Uintah?

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T-shirts I LOVE!

I want THIS T-SHIRT:

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(chemical equation of Chocolate)

and THIS T-SHIRT: Image

(from “The Big Bang Theory“)  watch here:  (TOTALLY CLEAN AND FUNNY CLIP, Sam):

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I HAD these t-shirts, but Tori Blonquist Powell borrowed them and never gave them back.  It’s alright, girl.  Ain’t holding a grudge.  Let bygones be bygones. You’ve done so much for me that stupid t-shirts don’t matter…Still, I can’t help but reminisce…

(they said “I can’t, I’m Mormon,” but Eliza and I thought our Mormonism empowered us instead of limited us, so we modified a little)….

A whole blog post devoted to shirts, you might ask?  Um, would you rather have me walking around like this? 🙂

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#scandalous

#brandichastain

#aftermyrace

#trick question

#careful how you answer

#don’t judge

#sorry mom

Core Beliefs: Beauty, Humor, Expression, Creativity, Understanding

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