Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kicks and Giggles

The famed 'Sh*t Girls Say' video:

Favorite line: "Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen."

I was watching this video the other day and I just could not stop laughing. I think they have 3 episodes, but I haven't seen all three yet. It's hilarious. I also love these two:

Sh*t Brides Say:
Favorite line: It's not a line, but rather the first 7 seconds when she's showing off her ring.

Sh*t Nobody Says:
Favorite line: '"Can I burn a copy of your Nickleback CD?"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Colors are the smiles of nature" -Leigh Hunt

I got the chance to go to the Festival of Colors this year.... and I probably won't go again. Don't get me wrong, it was a ton of fun, but I can only swallow so much chalk in a life time. I had to run to work immediately after and found myself struggling with breathing. Probably not a good sign.

However, I did have a blast. After 2 failed attempts to go with other people, I finally found a group to go with, and I'm really glad I picked them. Some of you might recognize Trey from a post a while back (or probably not). He was in my ward last year when I lived at UAC. I went with him and some people in UAC's current ward that I had never met. They were all so sweet and a lot of fun and I'm glad I was able to meet new people and make new friends!

This was my favorite picture taken. Our faces... haha!

For those of you who have no idea what this is, no we did not paint ourselves (mom), but rather through poorly scented chalk at one another, thus.... painting each other. Some of you might be wondering why we would ever spend our time doing such a frivolous thing... well let me tell you... you can get a lot of frustration out this way. Throwing colors at friends and strangers is a much more positive venting system then maybe punching a hole in a wall or throwing dangerous objects across a room. 

All in all, it was worth my Saturday. 



I saw some ducks making this face and thought it'd look good on me too.

Duck Faces.

We're a cute group...

That face.

"It's okay to show all your colors"-Luis Guzman

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

She's in Love!

As most of you know, I have a best friend named Claire. 
Claire has a fiance named David. 
They're getting married on April 21, 2012 in Nebraska. 

I have another friend too. 
Blake Hansen is his name. 
I've known Blake for about 20 years (that's a long time). 
Blake is an amazing photographer. 

So he took their engagement photos.
When I say amazing, I mean profesional quality photographs. 
Here is a sneak peek:


I was there helping out with the shoot! Blake got a good shot of the Bride and her favorite Bridesmaid! ;)

 I actually took this picture. I told her to strike a modelesque pose. Front cover worthy.

 Are you looking to have family portrits, engagements, bridals, or just plain pictures taken for an event/personal use? 

Want quality photos from a friendly person with great rates?

Then Blake Hansen's your guy!

I know I'll be using him when the time comes.

If you're interested in contacting Blake, shoot him an e-mail at blakehansen4@gmail.com and let him know you found him through me! Feel free to leave comments or e-mail me at baileygleason@yahoo.com with any questions about getting a hold of him. He's here locally in Utah.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012


Some of you may recall an earlier post similar to this a year ago. 

For a ward activity, the committee decided to set up tubing at Soldier's Hollow. This is not similar to tubing in Florida where you are pulled along a boat at what feels like 100+ miles an hour before you're flung from the safety of the flotation device into the icy grips of the water beneath you.

No. This is actually much scarier. Instead of water, which sometimes can feel like concrete, you're zipping along at a solid 60 miles an hour (at least it feels that way) clinging on to a crappy rubber tube for dear life, hoping that you dont fly off the side of the hill and land on ice- not water, not fluffy powedery snow, but ice. On top of that, you have to stop the tube yourself by digging your heels into the snow. You can do this one of two ways:

  1. Behind the tube: toes. If you're laying on your stomach, this is pretty easy because you can just slam your toes into the snow to slow yourself down. Warning: don't wear shoes you are attached to because 9 times out of 10 you'll ruin them this way.
  2. Behind the tube: heels. This is probably the hardest because you can only do it if you're sitting in the tube and you spin yourself around some how and start going down backwards. Usually you end up with as much snow in your show as there is around you.
  3. In front of the tube: heels. You jam your heels into your pathway down the hill. The cons are a face full of snow 100% of the time and running the risk of catching the snow wrong and twisting your ankle (I did this).
  4. Bailey's way. Kicking and screaming.

If you don't stop the tube in time you can run into like 4 layers of crappy plastic fencing and then pay the dude at the bottom 20 bucks to fix it. Generally you don't run into the fence, unless you have like 20 plus people going down hill in one mass of tubes.

We went down in a cute little group of 5 and had plenty of space between us and the fence when we stopped. 

Essentially, this is how I felt as we descended the hill:

Bailey, Llama, Claire

As my best friend and I were scoping out sites on the 'love trail' for her engagement pictures, we found some llamas chilling down by the edge of campus. I mentioned something to her thinking that she'd just think it was cool and we'd keep scouting out photo spots; instead she started freaking out.

"Oh Bailey! Llamas! Can we go pet them? Oh my gosh, let's go pet the llamas!"

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Faces

One of my best friends in the entire world, Cody Rogers, is currently serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Isn't he so sweet? 
I get to see him in T-minus 5 weeks. How exciting is that!? 

About a week or so ago, I got a message on facebook from one of his companions from earlier on the mission, His name was Jonathan Davis. He informed me that he had seen a picture of me on Cody's wall (feeling pretty good about being wall worthy! That makes me kind of like a sister! Score.) and he wanted to take me out to lunch.

At first I was kind of weirded out by this, but I kept reading. Turns out, Cody told Elder Davis that if he could get proof of taking me out on a date (a.k.a a picture) he would buy him dinner. 

I couldn't say no to that. I'm all about free dinners. 

Thus, this picture was born:

See you in 5 weeks, Cody!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Best Kind

Most of you know I love flowers (enough to write this post), but there is one thing I may love more: food.

Hence the +10 this mystery man (well, mystery to you. I know who it was) gained by dropping this little number off at my house:

Man I like standing at my door with flowers < Man I like standing at my door with ice cream cake.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Foodie Wannabe

A few weeks ago my roommate and I decided to get brave and try something we've never tried before. Our choice?


We were so scared at first. I mean, when you look at an eggplant the first thing that comes to mind is not "Wow, that purple lump looks delicious." It's more like "What the hell is that thing and where did it come from."

My friend had once told me that eggplant was good, so, naturally I believed him. This is also the guy that says he's never wrong. Well add another score on the board, because the eggplant was delicious. It was SO good.

We opted to go with this recipe here, which involved salting them, deep frying them, rolling them and baking them. It also involved stuffing them with cheese, one of my favorite foods.