Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just a little blurb on Twilight

So I was going to write a normal, intricate, superb review of the movie Twilight, based on the book of the same name by Stephanie Meyer. But I'm lazy, and I don't feel like it. So here is a short summary.
I didn't think it was bad, but I didn't think it was that good. I tried going into it without comparing it to the book, but parts in the book did sneak into my mind while I watched. I felt like there were cimenatography flops and I laughed outloud when Edward raced up the mountain with Bella on his back and sparkled in the sun. I also felt like there was no build up between Edward and Bella (basically the majority of the book). They didn't like each other, and then they wanted to take off each others pants. It was so sudden. I mean, it's cool and everything if thats how you roll, but really. And Jasper. Who was that guy?! He was the biggest doof vampire I've ever seen.
Anyways, I was just reading on (By Karen Valby, Christine Spines) about the movie, and I HAD to share the following:
At a midnight screening in Texarkana, Texas, last Thursday, a gentleman dropped to his knee with a ring as the credits rolled. To the delight of the screaming crowd, he asked his girlfriend if theirs might be as enduring and unconditional a love as the one shared by Edward and Bella.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This is what I miss when I don't check the internets for a few days:


I wasn't expecting this big of a surprise to be waiting for me.

Next thing you know Justin Bobby and Lauren really are going to hook up.

Also, can I mention to MTV that you know the show is going downhill when the most exciting aspect of next weeks episode is Spencer and Stephanie's grandma.


Yup. I haven't posted in a few days and I'm sorry.
This weekend was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
I went to Idaho to see an old friend who just got back from her mission for our church. It was a party all weekend.
I also saw the most excellent people ever in the Provo.
But sadly, there was one event that lingered over my entire weekend, and it is leaking into my entire life.
Utah 48 BYU 24.
I guess that means winter really is here, and I'm not excited about it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sneak Peak

Guess what I got to see last night (before you)...

Let's just say I have connections.

I'm going to give my reaction later; this is just my 'rub it in your face' post.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meet Howeezi

(He is the one with the arrow pointing at him, fyi)

Most people know that I have this weird love obsession with Tongans. Well, Howeezi is the one who started it all. We met quite a few years back, but have luckily kept in contact and he just makes me laugh. This pic is from 2005 when he came to visit me in Provo with his brothers and cousin. They were from Oakland, 'nuff said.

Oh man, I have so many stories about him. Like how after they visited me in Provo they drove to Denver and stayed with my family and ended up getting arrested for driving the wrong way down a one way street and my dad had to pick them up from the police station in the middle of the night after the cops finally figured out they didn't steal the car they were driving. It was wild.

But mostly I am writing this tribute to Howeezi because each morning, around 6 am, he sends me a text message with a 'thought of the day'. I wanted to share some with you.

(I will not edit the text messages in any way, shape, or form. This is how he really writes):

"Hepi 2uesday heas my thot 4 da day "WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID" jah blez"

Insert: it took me like two weeks to figure out that jah blez really means God Bless



Ok I think that gives you all a sense of what I wake up to each morning. Usually I would be annoyed of this daily occurance, but mostly it just makes me laugh every day. My favorite part is that he figures out how to spell (for the most part) when he gives his thought, but before its like deciphering a secret language.

In conclusion, Howeezi has changed my life in many ways. And I love Tongans.

What's Next...

November 22

Saturday is a big day. Not just in college football, but in life.

In my mind, it is similar to Groundhog Day. Each year, if BYU wins, I know that I will have a kick-a next six weeks. But if BYU loses, winter really sets in and I get depressed. That's just how it is.

(It might not be the most perfect analogy...just don't think too hard about it.)

The point is, I hate the Utes. I hate everything about them. I have a personal policy that I will not wear red during the month of November each year because I hate it so much. It reminds me of sin/the Utes. To read more on why hate is necessary, go here.

On the other hand, I love the Cougs. I love them more than High School Musical 3 and Enrique combined. They bring joy, peace, happiness, and love into the world. They give me hope of a brighter future. My mood is directly correlated to how well the Cougars are playing. Read more about love here.

Saturday is vital to a continued state of glee in my life.

Monday, November 17, 2008



This features a good friend. I don't really know how I found it, but I did. Thanks Jeff.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I'm playing with my look. I'm going for a little mo' better.
You know, more like a Casino Royale type of blog layout rather than a Quantum of Solace.
PS So I enjoyed the movie. It was James Bond, and not just any James Bond, but a beautiful Daniel Craig 007.
BUT I think it could've used some more umph. I'm just saying.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Hills Recap

I admit that I continue to watch The Hills on a weekly basis despite its downward spiral of scripting and acting. It just keeps getting worse and worse (better and better?).
Anyways, so I woke up this morning to a marathon of text messages from my friend (aka the nicest and funniest girl ever) who finally watched the most recent episode. It is a play by play of her reactions to the show while she watched it. And it made my life. And I'm going to post them here (nicest and funniest girl ever-if you want me to remove this I will):

"Did you see mondays episode of The Hills? Oh my gosh...Spencer interferring in peoples lives as always...
"Oh my gosh and like how excited are we for the spin off show The City. I always think Whitney needs more air time...
"Ok Lauren needs to eat a FREAKING hamburger...
"Ok like Lauren is slowly becoming more and more boring. She is not even saying anything in this episode...
"Omg Whitney and Alex are the cutest couple. I hope this goes somewhere...
"Poor Heidi. This relationship is so abusive. She has not been herself ever since she and Spenc started dating. Its so hard to watch...
"Ok Whitney is bothering me in this episode. Why is she ignoring alex at the club? He is confused...
"Ok Spencer? Do NOT approach Brent and ask for him to give Heidi her job back. Oh my gosh..."


Awesome. My thoughts exactly. All of them.

Meet Todd

He is the one I miss when I need someone to cry to or when I want someone to laugh with.

Which is always.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CNN Breaking News

This might be my favorite CNN blurb ever:
Palin says she'd be honored to help Obama
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told CNN today that she would be honored to help President-elect Barack Obama in his new administration if asked, even if he did once hang around with an "unrepentant domestic terrorist."
Ohhh CNN. You are too funny.


Oprah has been busy.

First she was in last weeks 30 Rock (SOOO FUNNY).

And then last night Oprah was the special guest in my dream.


Check it:

I was chillin in my room, watching some Arrested Development, when all of a sudden the most random people (ex-flings, old friends, etc) from my life started filing down the stairs. When I asked what they were here for they replied it was for my birthday party.

OH SNAP. I was already stoked (except I couldn't figure out who invited these people) but I let it slide.

All of a sudden this party transforms into a HUGE celebrity gathering. I am seated near the door where everyone who's anyone comes in for my party. Behind me, Oprah is in charge of the party, telling me who each person is in case I don't know. They just kept coming, and I loved it. Elton John showed up, BSB, Mariah Carey, and more!! And they brought me presents like nobody could believe. They filed through and gave me their present, and by the end the walls were covered in purses, perfumes, clothes, hats (it all looked very much like a high class department store) and I relished in the lavish gifts.
The best part was when this very hot celebrity that I couldn't recognize walked through and told me he forgot a gift. So he offered himself as a present and we may or may not have shared a passionate kiss.

It was the best dream birthday party I could've imagined. All thanks to you Oprah. And hot celebrity guy.


I've been neglectful of this blog the past few days. I could explain it's because I've been busy folding, hanging, and color coordinating clothing at a certain retail store, but I won't. Granted, that is part of it, but I guess I had more than that going on to prevent me from posting.

So sad.

But not really sad. Because I've also been having some good times as well. I saw The Secret Life of Bees (which I plan on posting a review of in the very near future for a Lit Flicks entry), I got to spend some time with the cutest nephews ever, I've been reading more (Tell No One and The Would-Be Commoner are what I'm currently into), I busted out some tunes on the piano (I'm still working on my girl-power trio), and I am mostly excited about my next trip out to visit awesome people, the holidays, weddings, and whatever else life has in store for me.

Some other past adventures I have experienced lately but not blogged about:

I went and saw the Colorado Ballet perform Swan Lake with my mom. It was beautiful. I love men in tights.

My friend Jordan and I hit up a concert for the group Ludo. It was awesome for many reasons: the band is great live. the average age of concert goers was 15. they are classified as "rock opera". one creepy girl stared at Jordan for basically the entire time and that made me laugh.

Goodbye bowling night with awesome people.

Halloween (one of my favorite holidays). I dressed up as a deviled egg. I was lame and forgot to take a pic of the entire ensemble (including yellow tights and the most awesome red shoe/boots ever to be made) so this is the best shot I got:

Colorado in the fall. Love it.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

I Rave

Things I am currently RAVING about:

1. Beyonce's new single If I Were A Boy. I can't get enough!

2. Flossers. They make flossing so much fun!!!!

3. College Ball. My Cougs. I will rave about them forever.

4. Arrested Development. There's always money in the banana stand.

5. Candy Corn left over from Halloween.

6. Target. hahahahahaha only kidding.

7. Cheap plane tickets to go see my BFF when she gets back from her mission.

8. Only drinking out of mugs.

Things I don't really like:

1. Waking up to be at work by 5 am. GAHHH.

2. Kittens.

3. Wearing Red and Khaki every day of my life.

4. Watching games on The Mountain (not to be confused with 'The Mountain' T-Bright).

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes Please!

Can we PLEASE talk about how I just had a surge of excitement for the new James Bond movie?
It comes out on November 14, which just happens to be the day after probably the best day of the year.
Granted, it is no HSM3, but lusting after Daniel Craig seems more appropriate than lusting after Zac Efron. Mostly because he's not in high school. And I don't feel like a pedophile when I see him without his shirt on.

You know, like this:

And call me crazy, but I might be more excited about James Bond than Twilight.

Let me explain.

I read all the Stephanie Meyer books. I enjoyed them for the most part (the last one didn't do it for me as much as the others). I got caught up in the fantasy world of Bella and the Cullens. I loved Edward and then I loved Jacob (I still pick Jacob). I defended Meyer when I was made fun of for loving her books (mostly by boys). She has a way of making her characters seem real despite their vampire and werewolf genetics. It was the first series of books that I wanted to read since Nancy Drew and The Cat Who series (both of which are EXCELLENT). I fell for the love that sprouted between Bella and Edward. I did.

The movie changes all of this. I am weary that it will take away everything I loved about the books. It doesn't fit the story I saw in my mind as I read. From the trailers, it doesn't come close to how I pictured Bella and Edward and Charlie. Granted, I will still see it and probably love it just because thats what I do. But for now, I pick Daniel Craig (and the cat who can solve mysteries) (I still hate cats, ps).


While part of me is relieved that the election is over, the bigger part of me is sad. I felt like the last few months inspired people all over the country to care about what is going on in our government. People became connected to the way the political system works and they finally demonstrated that they wanted to be a part of the bigger whole. While there were those huge barriers between the two parties, in the end it brought us together as a nation because we all were finally involved. I can only hope that this little feeling of unity continues for a little bit.
Farewell Election '08.


Michael Crichton
October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008

Thanks for making dinosaurs so cool again.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Meet Barack Obama

Our next President.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What day is it?!

I think you know.
Now GO.
Unless you've already voted (like me!). Then you should go to Starbucks or Ben and Jerrys to get free stuff for voting. Do it.

Alphabet Meme.

I don't really do tags. Not that I get a lot of people begging me to do them. But for some reason I feel inspired to do this Alphabet tag sent my way by Blake. I think because it's more of a challenge. I'm supposed to list a movie I like for every letter of the alphabet. Pretty wild.

A- An American in Paris

B-The Beat My Heart Skipped, Booye kafoor, atre ya

C- Les Choristes

D-Drop Dead Gorgeous

E- Ever After

F- French Kiss

G- Goonies

H- High School Musical: The trilogy

I- Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom (everyone else seems to think this is the worst of the series. It is my favorite.)

J- J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster

K- Kickin' it Old Skool

L- Little Women

M- Music and Lyrics

N-Ne le dis a personnes

O- Othello

P- The Princess Diaries

Q- The Queen

R- Return of the Jedi

S- Singing in the Rain, The Stupids, Saturdays Warrior (No way I can pick just one)

T- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


V- Velveteen Rabbit

W- The Wizard of Oz

X- Really, X-Men is the only choice

Y- You Got Served

Z- Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

BAM. done and done.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Gondola Love.

To the man who took me around Venice in his gondola:
I still think about you. Just wanted to say thanks again.