Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Phillies win the World Series!
Wait, who did they play? JK JK. But really, where do the Rays come from?
Is it just me or is the World Series getting more and more disappointing each year (and I'm saying that as a resident of Colorado and therefore a 'fan' of the Rockies. Remember how they made it last year?).
Or maybe its because I find baseball painfully boring.
Anyways, congrats Phillies. And thanks again for letting BSB sing the National Anthem.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
For its fifth year, Denver was the host city for the annual Gorilla Run (I think around a 5K) on Saturday. Yes, you heard me: Gorilla Run.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Read my review here, at the greatest movie review site ever to be created.
Yeah. pretty awesome.
****UPDATE I don't like Blake. So I'm posting my review below******
Not knowing what would happen in the third installment of Disney’s highly acclaimed (by me) High School Musical series, HSM3: Senior Year proved to be exciting, tender, and just plain awesome. Seriously. Director Kenny Ortega (HSM, HSM2, Hocus Pocus, Newsies) forces every moviegoer to relive some of their high school memories (good and bad) throughout this musical roller coaster. And he does it well. It makes you laugh, it makes you smile, and dare I say it might even make you shed a tear. It made people at the theatre I was in to clap, hoot, holler, and dance.
The story continues with the same main cast as the previous two, with only a few new faces. Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) finally realize that life after high school might get a little more complicated as Troy is supposed to go to his fathers alma mater for basketball and Gabriella is committed to Stanford. That means more than 1,000 miles between them. Quite a dilemma. Of course we can’t forget about Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale), who continues on as the antagonist trying to destroy everything between Troy and Gabriella; her role as the villain was noticeably downplayed in this movie because the real trouble is in what the future holds.
I really just want to talk this movie up because I loved it so much. It is fairly predictable, which I was expecting, but there were some cute little surprises that made me giggle like a school girl. The cast performs magically, responding so naturally to their scripted romances and friendships (because they’re real! They are Disney stars. They get along with everyone). Zac Efron seems to throw out more one-liners this time around, making you laugh more than you might like to admit. I also enjoyed the fact that every cast member, during at least one of their solos, throws out their arms in dramatic movements. It really adds something. The dancing is enthralling (choreographed by Ortega as well) and the songs evoke emotions you thought you had lost since high school.
And Zac Efron is in it. Need I say more?
Friday, October 24, 2008
1. The kids are rapping about the election.
a. They rap to a song by T.I.
b. T.I. is not exactly the best example for the children.
2. There is only like one white kid in the whole class. He has less rhythm.
3. Even these kids, who can't vote, want YOU to vote.
4. I want to make up a rap about voting now.
Obama on the left, McCain on the right. We can talk politics...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
(I still hate cats and I know that this is disgusting, but it gets my point across)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
OK OK Here's the deal people. I've graduated from college, but I've realized my real dream is being part of a singing group. Noelle doesn't know about it yet, but Meg and I decided we're going to make a group like unto Lady Soul and sing songs dedicated to friendships and female empowerment. And maybe nuns. If you know anyone with recording capabilities let me know, because I'm serious.
Rock on ladies.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It brings me much sadness that this word is so widely spread in today's society. Everywhere we turn there is encouragement to be tolerant of people who are different. To me, this word points out the differences rather than the similarities we have with each other as a world. I realize that at first glance toleration could be inspiring, and promote acceptance, but it seems to be only applied to those people you don't really approve of, but will put up with.
2. to endure without repugnance; put up with: I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.
Just imagine what you feel like when you are constantly reminded that you are being tolerated. There is no love in the word. Those who are tolerated are the ones who already feel like outcasts and unaccepted by the world. They deserve to be loved, respected, admired-not tolerated.
It's a good thing I LOVE WEDDINGS!!! I am so happy for my dear friends who are soon to partake in wedded bliss.
Does anyone have any good ideas for awesome/unique wedding gifts that the bride and groom will remember forever? I want to start giving something that, twenty years from now, the couple can look at and remember me.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Leanne won Project Runway!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As for the debate, it was exciting. I loved loved the split screens. Best debate so far. I feel like it really showed the true colors (insert the song True Colors by Phil Collins) of the two candidates. McCain finally showed up for a debate, and despite his recent influx of degrading Obama, I was impressed with his performance. And Obama worked it. You still done good, Barack and Roll.
I'm glad I'm an independent. I am.
But lets be honest here. Both candidates are full of promises and claim potential for a stronger future. I don't know who to trust. I don't know what to think of anything they say. I wish that I could believe they will give us what they promise, but I am hesistant to anything they ensure will happen. I know that whoever is elected is going to be criticized and mocked like nobody's business, and that as a nation we will never all be happy. I feel for both Obama and McCain, as the future is in one of their hands and the substantial pressure they are experiencing would make most average men crumble. So I'll give props to both of you crazy guys.
Now do what Bob says. Vote.
PS: Joe the Plumber...if you're reading this, I expect a shout out. And my toilet is running.
I want to thank The Office for celebrating the eternally funny phrase "Thats what she said".
It never gets old with me. Even when it doesn't make sense. I embrace it.
However, we can't forget that Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys sang a song with the same message way back in the day. It is beautiful and inspiring.
BSB for life. Brian, if you're reading this, thank you for everything.
PS This video is set to a variety of BSB images. I'm pretty sure I had 90% of them on my wall at some point in my youth.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Too bad to that reader. I have to blog about the debate!
(ALSO: I received my mail-in ballot yesterday and I am so excited! And not only do I live in a swing state, but I live in a swing county. Seems to be that my county will probably determine the outcome of the state. It's a lot of pressure..)
There were some stark differences that arose between the McCain and Obama, and I am so glad they did. I love live debates because I almost feel like I'm there (if only I were...). I only wish that the two of them would have interacted a little more. Maybe an arm wrestling competition, or a dance contest?
I did enjoy their petty fights (when Obama asked for a follow up and McCain interrupted by stating he wanted one too...) and their unnecessary statements (including Obama's "Many of you remember 9/11"...uh, I think we all remember that, Senator).
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Sometimes I think back to that life-changing decision. Why do we do the things that we do?
Who ever knows what will happen next...
Also, I'm pretty sure they had to refer to McCain as "Maverick" a certain number of times (a million) to win a special prize. Luckily, Palin was up to the challenge and surpassed all expectations. She wins! (Only not)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
See you soon?