Monday, May 25, 2009

Moment of Silence 3 pm

Memorial Day is a special holiday for me.

My family has a lot of patriotism and respect for those who have served our country. We have relatives who have fought in various wars and have seen repercussions from these events.

Every year growing up, my mom would take us kids to our National Cemetery with handfuls of flowers to put on whatever graves we wanted. She didn't ever really talk about how important these men and women who served our country were-she showed it. She gave us each flowers and sent us on our way. We meandered through the cemetery and would put our flowers down. I always tried looking for those graves that seemed to have been neglected; the ones with no flowers and the ones that seemed the loneliest. I would reflect on their sacrifices and always feel enormously grateful for our country and our freedom.

Today the Commission of Remembrance has asked us Americans to stop what we are doing at 3 pm to honor those who have died in the cause of freedom. This is to help reclaim Memorial Day as a sacred and noble holiday and I think it's a perfect idea. It will unify us and help us realize how lucky we are to live in such freedom.

So today. 3 pm.
Remember.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Angels and Ewan

I went and saw Angels and Demons tonight. I was glad because I had been wanting to see it, mainly because I did enjoy the book when I read it (about 5 years ago, let us remember). I think enough time had passed (and my memory didn't retain nearly enough detail) that this movie was fairly enjoyable. There were, of course, obvious differences between the two medias, but since I couldn't really recall the big differences it didn't bother me. Anyways, maybe that makes sense. Maybe not.

It was a little long (we all know I have attention problems if movies run too long) but it was decent enough for the viewing. I don't know if I'd see it again. But you know, its worth a go.

Now, let me just say that I usually love/want to make love to Ewan McGregor. He is a beautiful man, despite his sometimes gritty appearance. Maybe its because I know he can sing. And maybe its only when he doesn't smile with teeth. I don't know everything. All I know is that he's a handsome devil.

See?

Now: big problem. Look at this picture below. Not very good looking. I actually didn't like him in this movie. I thought they could've cast someone better for it. Maybe that wanted me to hate him as much as I did because thats what they do. Again, I don't know. But they could've at least made him pretty.


Or maybe it's just the outfit? It doesn't do it for me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Genius.


Please click here.

Please listen to Spencer Pratt's new rap single.

Please let me know what you think.

Genius.

Meet the Governor

So I've been trying to read up on South Korea lately. You know, trying to feel the vibe that is this country I might possibly be moving to in a few months.

And I have found some lovely things to look forward to.

First one. The governor of the GyeongGi Provence (where I would live).

His name: Kim Moon-soo

Align CenterOther than the fact that his name is Kim Moon-soo and his hair looks lusciously thick, he's got quite a past. He's been in prison. Yeah. Awesome.

I think I'm really starting to like this place.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Hills


The Hills still has me in its grasp. Part of me can't believe I've held on for this long, and another part of me hopes it will never end. There is just something about the Heidi/Spencer relationship that keeps me guessing. I always wonder if Heidi and Lauren really do hate each other that much. Will Justin Bobby and Audrina really stay apart despite their emotional past? Do Brody and Lauren really love each other deep down but are they afraid of showing it? Does Stephanie Pratt contribute anything to this world or is her only gift stupidity?

These are the questions that boggle my mind. They are mind-boggling. (or mind bottling. haha).

I will say that I'm glad Spencer finally gets along with someone in Heidi's family (her dad). He had a pretty sweet 'stache, so I have to respect him a little bit. I also am glad they are engaged again (not).

Also I will give Lauren props for finally cutting the cord. Apparently she's only going to be in two more episodes of The Hills. Then its on for bigger and better things. Which leaves her future pretty much wide open.

And, sometimes I miss Whitney. Too bad The City was awful.

Friends Forever!

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(so we might look like polygamist wives in this. so what. also, i need one of you other girls to send me a pic with Mikelle in it. because mine is without her.)

Yeah so mostly one of the best decisions I ever made was living in Deseret Towers my freshman year. While it was a transition period, it was also very awesome. I made the best friends a girl could ask for.

Among us there have been missions, weddings, babies, living abroad, and not doing anything (me).

Anyways, this post is mostly to declare that I love these people.

That is all.

weekly confessions/impressions


-I was just thinking and sometimes I wonder if I really am smarter than a 5th grader...

-Today I'm really digging the whole Korea gig. Come September and I'll be loving the kimchi.

-I knitted a headband and love it


-Paris still pops up in my dreams. Its weird to think its been three years.

-I've started three books this week. None are close to being finished.

-I haven't dyed my hair for six months. Can I make it a year?

-I don't regret coming back to Provo. I think it was supposed to happen this way.

-My bro Kris is really impressing me. Props to him.

-I want to be on Broadway.

-One day I will find a job. Hopefully soon.

fin

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bob Pride



(Ok so this clip is semi-boring unless you're weirdly entertained by Bob Barker)

I'm pretty sure I was a strange child. I was fascinated by most game shows, but my ultimate favorite was The Price is Right. I loved Bob Barker. Even when I was old enough to watch the E! True Hollywood Story about him and Barkers Beauties, I still stood by him and supported his role. He gave so much to the world. And maybe I had his picture on my wall up until I moved to college. So what?

Anyways, I'm glad he said no to the porn movie. That would've skewed my vision of him.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

North to Alaska!

I had some friends (and Justin) who made a wicked trip to Alaska not too long ago. It sounded like it was amazing and while I'm so happy they had the trip of a lifetime, part of me was jealous that I wasn't there.

So I made myself be there:

I like to look good everywhere I go. Even in the glaciers. Too bad I can never compete with the Bennion in good looks.

Anyways, my musical hero and friend Mike took a ton of sweet photographs. Check them out here. (I hope this is ok Mike..). Seriously though. They are gorgeous photos.

One of my many favorites:


Talent.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Trip to Jasons Deli

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We loveeeee Jasons Deli. It is one of our favorites. Mostly because of the fact we get to build our own ice cream cone when we're done with our delicious meals. YUM.

First off, I love any place I can make my own ice cream cone. They are most frequently found at cafeterias and Chinese buffets. I don't know why, but its true.

Secondly, one should always choose the twist flavor. It is the most perfect combo of vanilla and chocolate!

We always compete to see who can make the biggest cone.

It is during these moments the most competitive side of me shows itself. I take building the best and tallest ice cream cone very seriously.

Usually some kids end up watching us and asking their parents if they can copy us. Sorry parents. This time some kid was spinning in circles over and over and over again. It looked like fun.

That wasn't the only difference, though. As I was walking back to our table with my slanted but impressive looking cone, worried about the stiff competition that Noelle brought, I saw my chances crumble. The ice cream tipped to one side and found itself hugging the floor. I didn't even see it happen. It just did.

With my friends shuddering in embarrassment, I immediately started laughing. Then I looked over and saw the spinning kids family looking and laughing too.

And then all I wanted to do was spin.

Never a dull moment at Jasons Deli. Never.




Happy Mothers Day


I love Mothers Day. Because I love my Mother. A whole lot. She is absolutely fantastic. She has every good quality and no bad ones!

To publicly display this love, I decided to honor my mother with a special gift:

Booyah.

PS A special shout out to one of my favorite readers-Happy Birthday Reedster!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Korea we go again


Yeah so remember that one time last summer when I was super set on going to S. Korea for a year? But then I didn't go because I don't like kimchi or for whatever lame reason?

Well, I think I'll give it another go.

After my not so awesome response from France, I've started talking to Korea again.

This time I'm feeling better about it because I have a friend who is applying as well, and she knows someone who has used the program we are applying with, so I'm confident it is legit and that I won't get stranded in Korea. This girl also is able to give us the downlow on all the things that will be going on and that makes me feel good.

I have my phone interview the beginning of next week and hope it goes well. Because I really want to like kimchi. I do. But I think the only way it will happen is if I go to the place from whence it came.

*Interesting fact about kimchi: those Koreans love it so much that they designed a space kimchi for the first Korean who went into space! I wonder if its as good as space ice cream.

Anyways, I think what it all comes down to is that I don't know what I want to do when I grow up, so I'll just have some adventures until I do. Which might be forever.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Distracted

This past week has been out of control in the best way possible. We've been partying hard here in the Teepee and I know you have all been wondering whats been going on.

The roomie (Rachel aka Momma Elk) and I have created a new blog to document our summer adventures. You need to go there. You need to know that you're all invited to every party we have. Because you know they will be the best things to ever happen to you. I think.

Anyways. That blog is here. Or here. Or its url is http://elkandbuffalo.blogspot.com

You won't be disappointed.

Also, don't worry. I'll still be blogging here. I have so many things to write its not even funny.

They include a potential return to the idea of going to Korea, the best taco stand in Salt Lake, my attempt to grow flowers in our sweet swan planter, watching my hot friend Jeff play a pirate in Treasure Island (at the Hale Theatre in SLC. GO! Jeff is shirtless for the second half!), a recent addiction to colored eye liner, and more photos of me in my jumpsuit.

I know I've got you all on the edge of your seats.


PS if anyone knows of jobs in the Provo, help a sister out.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Shopping Adventures

I like to live my life awesomely. This means making daily tasks, like going shopping, into superb outings where nobody knows what is going to happen. And believe you me, this week has been full of them.

First off, there was a second Wal-Mart fiasco this week. I don't know why I've spent so much time there lately, but maybe it's because it's where my kind of people hang out. The pregnant lady was one thing; seeing an old mans bum because he pulls down his pants before he makes it into the public bathroom is another thing. Wow. Too bad I didn't get a picture of that.

Then there was Target. You know when you're living your life, going to Target because Wal-Mart is getting old? And then you see one of those electronic carts for old people/gimps? In the middle of the parking lot? And you love riding those carts because for some reason they make you feel like you're on top of the world? OK me too. So there was an abandoned cart in the middle of the parking lot and I was doing my basic citizen duty by bringing it in. Only problem was that the battery was thisclose to dying and so that made it super slow. No big: my persistence paid off and I made it! You're welcome Target.


D.I. was another story. Whilst shopping for rocking chairs I saw this awesome little blue chair. I sit down, barely push back (I thought it was one of those slider chairs) and then BAM. I fall completely backwards. This forces the two chairs behind mine to fall off the little step they're on and then like four other chairs make their way to the ground. Oops. In other news, I found a splendid dress at the DI.

And thats what I do.