Saturday, February 27, 2010

Step -2-3-4

Reasons why today was wonderful:

1. Old Friends. New stories.
Right on BFF M.J.E.H.
2. It's only four months away
from swimsuit season.
3. I've been able to read in between everything.
4. I just realized that 2010 is already
looking quite a lot like this:
Which I am more than ok with.


Disc 1


The End.

The xx - Intro
Broken Bells - The High Road
The Rural Alberta Advantage -
In The Summertime
Throw Me The Statue - Pistols
Loney, Dear - I Was Only Going Out
Girls - Lust For Life
Surfer Blood - Swim (To Reach the End)
Fanfarlo -
Harold T Wilkins,
Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time
Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game
YACHT - Psychic City

Friday, February 26, 2010

Real Lemons!!!

From a gchat conversation
I'm having with my friend Robert

"If guys would just STRAIGHT UP say "Claire. I like this and this and this about you. Let's go on dates and see if this has any heat and/or tension that would make good on future posterity. Oh and... you eyes are like the sea at storm. Word. This would bluntly just put it out on a table... Then the games would stop and I could make more baked goods. Actual cupcakes. Real lemon meringue pie from scratch."


Disc Two

Dear Nate.
This is still rocking my world.
Love, Claire

Islands - Switched On
The xx - Heart Skipped A Beat
The Cool Kids - Black Mags
Sleigh Bells - Ring Ring
Architecture In Helsinki - That Beep
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
BOAT - We Want It! We Want It!
Still Flyin' - Good Thing It's A Ghost Town Around Here
tUnE-yArDs - Hatari
The Cool Kids - Pennies
Peter Bjorn & John -
Nothing To Worry About
The Flaming Lips -
Watching The Planets (Featuring Karen O)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ladies, ladies, ladies.

Marilyn Monroe’s Measurments:
Height: 5 feet, 5½ inches
Weight: 118-140 pounds
Bust: 35-37 inches
Waist: 22-23 inches
Hips: 35-36 inches
Bra size: 36D
"Marilyn... we are the same height...
that is neat..."

my kind of pony

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Of course one of the best presents

I got for Christmas

this last year was a set of

- not one - BUT THREE

mix cds from my dear friend

Nate Graves...

I've been imprinting each of them into my

muscles, bones, and sinews.

Enjoy numero 3.

Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
The Dodos - Fables
The xx - Basic Space
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
Bowerbirds - Northern Lights
The Shivers - Sad Excuse
The Antlers - Epilogue
Sufjan Stevens - You Are The Blood
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
Cass McCombs - You Saved My Life
Volcano Choir - Still
Jonsi - Boy Lilikoi
Owen - New Leaves

Weird Upper Shelf Shoebox Findings:

One Torn Out Journal Title Page: "Memoirs of a Genius"
*affixed below is a 'security device enclosed' sticker from some movie I bought long long ago.

One Flyer From Giff's Corner: Hooray for handwritten coupons! Written on the back by the hand of Giff himself. Hmmm... Maybe I should have used that 15% off...

Two Autographed somethings:
Exhibit A- Waterstained purple notepaper "Merry Christmas! Len Randolph"
Exhibit B- a color photo of three strapping young men (with facial hair and multiple facial piercings) of the 1999 boy band Youngstown (they sang "I'll Be Your Everything" in the Walt Disney's 'Inspector Gadget')... I can't even read the oh so famous scrawlings of 'le boys'.

Two Notes Written During Borings Meetings:
Mandee & Claire
"-Remember that time you fell asleep on my bed and your feet were cold and Mike and I watched TV till 6 AM on the floor?
-That would be impossible. What's more, improbable.
-So, has he left yet?
-No, he is living under my bed now.

Erin & Claire
"-Erin, I took the cheese. I'm very very very very very very very sorry. I was reading a very arduous magazine article about a third world country I can't pronounce, when I learned about the children who are born with flies on their faces & without cheese. I stole it for The Children. LOVELOVELOVELOVEclaire
-CLAIRE! NO YOU DIDN'T! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU! THE CHEESE, WHY THE CHEESE? Couldn't you have sent the salad dressing You could have fooled them w/ the blue cheese! J/k but I love you Claire. You bring sunshine to my soul!
-YOU are a muffin. A rainbow muffin. I'm hungry. I need to eat. But nothing sounds good. That is bad. Nick was hot @ that bonfire a million years ago. Pink frosting sounds really good. I hate my handwriting. It's ugly.Looks like a cow chewed letters and spit them here. Gah!
-You are a chocolate covered donut with sprinkles on top..."

One Haiku: "Twenty-Eight children. That is unbelievable. Mother is a saint."

One List of People Who Were Interested in a Modern Dance Study Abroad to London. Sorry ended up being Spain, and only 4 out of the original 16 actually ended up going... oops.

One Education Week August 20-24, 2001 Map of BYU Campus:
*below the date is a rudimentary drawing of stick figures in what appears to be a wave pool and the caption "Chris is trying to drown Claire because he is jealous because Claire is spending too much time talking to Jesse, Chris' friend."
*Despite the run-on sentence, 17 year old Claire had time to punctuate the possessive form of 'Chris'. You go 17-year-old-Girl.

One Conversation in French from Claire's Inaugural College Semester:
-Comment t'apelles-tu?
-Je m appelles ____. Et toi?
-ça va?
-ça va.
-Ou vas-tu?
-Je vais à la fac - et toi?
-Au revoir.
annnnnnd... THAT sums up the entirety of my French conversational skills.

One Saddle Creek Winter 2005 Catalog (what happened to those guys?)

One Phone List From My Stint as a Chocolatier @ Godiva: The entire list is covered in melted chocolate.

One Quote From an Unknown Source: "4 year old wisdom - Love is when someone says your name, and you know your name is safe in their mouth."

TWO Dye-cut Christmas Stockings: "Claire" and "Shon".

One Envelope From Vineland, NJ from the band Life Is Here circa Sept 2005 "Enjoy the buttons!! Smilely Face, Adrian"

One "After the PIERCING" booklet

Two Blue Flowered Envelopes from New Zealand Entitled "Seductive Poems to:Melissa, Laura, Kristen, Mandee, Rachel, Harold, Larry, Moe" & "More Seductive Poetry"

One Sub Club Card, jointly owned by Claire Bagley, Cole Smith, & James Huntington

One Hit List For The She-Women Man-Haters Club (written by ME, Halee Young(co-presidents), Erica Mizell (Vice-Pres),Chazlie (Secretary), Ashley Jaeger (Money Person), Meredith Mower (Assassin)):
*Eric Miller and Nate Bagley- You were on the hit list. I am so so so sorry. I adore you now. I promise. Also... Greg Ballash... you ARE on the list, but we didn't have the heart to kill you. The little note beside your name clearly identifies you as someone who we wanted to get as sick as possible without dying. Again. I adore you now... water under the bridge.

One Monologue from a High School Theater Class:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
written by George Axelrod, novel by Truman Capote
Holly: Look, I know what you think. And I don't blame you, I've always thrown out such a jazzy line. But really...except for Doc...and you...Jose is my first non-rat romance. Oh, not that he's my ideal of the absolute finito. He tells little lies and worries about what people think and he wants to be the President of Brazil. I mean it's such a useless thing for a grown man to want to be and takes about fifty baths a day. I think a man should least a little bit. No, he's too prim and cautious to be my absolute ideal. If I were free to choose from anybody alive...just snap my fingers and say "Come here, you!"...I wouldn't pick Jose. Nehru maybe...or Adlai Stevenson or Sidney Poiter or Leonard Bernstein...but I do love Jose. I honestly think I'd give up smoking if he asked me to!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I just found this word document open on my computer:

"The day of October thirty-first, in the year nineteen ninety-one, fell on a Thursday.

It was completely uneventful."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010


... COLUMBUS sailed the ocean blue.

I'm back from my 1st audition for grad school. I miss my new friends (and new relatives??? Now THAT'S a long story...) back in Ohio.
Maybe fate will throw us back together again sometime. Gimme 4-6 weeks. Then we'll know how nice fate really is.

Special thanks to the fantastic Kristen J. for taking such good care of me whilest on this venture. Oh, and Miss Meredith A... I love that I got to know you better. You are both are beautiful people. I MISS YOU!
I got to see Bebe Miller, in the flesh.
Jealous much?
If you are ever in Columbus, OH, You need to grab an ice cream cone at Jeni's.
You've never even heard of the flavors I tasted there.