Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Things you probably don't care about

I finally just got around to watching the Project Runway finale.

And I am upset.  Mad.  Angry.

This entire season I have been annoyed with Dmitry.  Sure, he's good at what he does.  But he's also kind of annoying.  If you had watched any episode with me, you would have heard me yelling out my disgust with him.  (things like "Go back to Belarus!")

Aptly stated, I did not like him.

So when they announced he was the winner over Fabio, or even Chris and Melissa, I was shocked.  

Project Runway and Heidi Klum, why do you make so many mistakes?  First the Seal divorce, and now this?

Also, I am kind of sorry for this rant.  But it really did make me angry.

Moving onto something completely different, how about that Donald Trump and his trying to bribe the President to release those papers?  Do we think Barack is going to do it?  The anticipation is killing me.

If you haven't watched Donald's plea, here it is:

Someone on the FB put it best by saying any video that seems like a parody but isn't actually a parody is the best kind of video.  Also, this is very conflicting for me, because its kind of ridiculous but I still kind of think the Donald is awesome.

Also, I wish I had that much money.

Weekend Success

I know that its already Wednesday, but my weekend was pretty good.  

Friday started with a visit to the nail salon where the brother and mother and I got some pampering.  The girls at the salon totally remembered us, too.  Or they at least remembered Brian.

Then we sang together in the car.  Because we're champions.

During the salon visit, my friend Jana texted me and said we should do a chocolate fountain that night.  I never say no to a chocolate fountain.

We ate a disgusting amount of chocolate and played an almost endless competition of Mario Kart.  I made it to the podium once!  That is pretty good for me (i am usually in 12th place.  not a champion). 

After hitting up a couple more estate sales on Saturday, it was time to counteract the white trash-ness of it all with a trip to the ballet.  My favorite part of any live orchestra performance (ballet, opera, symphony, etc) is when the musicians are all warming up before it starts and it sounds all confused, and then the conductor comes out and BAM!  They start in perfect harmony.  I love it so much.

This weekend also included Mexican food, an impromptu dance party, a long Sunday nap, and Grandma yelling for my mom.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Growing Pains

I was just sitting here on my computer, sending out my one millionth resume, when on my iTunes I was pleased to hear the timeless Justin Bieber song "Baby" come on.

But it wasn't just the song-it was the bonus video.

And can we just remember how precious he was?  Before the tattoos, before Selena-when it was just him and Luda rapping and dancing in a bowling alley?  And his hair?  We can't forget his hair.  It inspired nations.

Now he's having pool parties and grinding up on Nicki Minaj.

(i still love him, though. don't worry)

And all of this has just made me think about how growing up is sometimes hard.  Sometimes you end up doing things you never thought you would (like grinding with Nicki Minaj) (or living at home long after graduating from college...twice) (i like to excel at things).  And thats ok.

It's all going to work out, right?

(i saved this on my computer as mutant cindy)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

No thanks

I don't think I'll ever chew gum again.

(article here)

Thanks, but no thanks.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Very Upsetting

This is very disturbing.

If we can't have Flaming Hot Cheetos (and the red 'cheet' that stays on your fingers for days), then what can we have?

Tackle that, Obama and Romney.

What if? Debate Style

What if after this moment last night...

This happened?  

The circle of their love-it goes forever.

(of course harold is candy in this situation, and wally is the american people wishing they could just get along)

(if you don't know saturdays warrior, you won't get this.  my apologies)

(i'm probably going to go watch it in its entirety)

(i've sent out like 50 resumes in the last couple weeks and no one likes me so i have to do something that makes me feel mo' betta)

(but seriously, if you haven't seen saturdays warrior you should.  so so good)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


So today as I was doing my daily scan of (please don't judge-but i probably would) I came across this headline (get it? head line? boom!)

Tyra Tyra Tyra...unless Joe Biden and I are allowed to make guest appearances on your show called Fivehead you shouldn't be able to do it.  Us people with impressive (read: gigantic) foreheads need to stick together!

(for previous blogposts on my forehead/joe biden's forehead, click here and here)

Speaking of Joe (I promise this is the last ilovejoe declaration for awhile), I made this tshirt for the VP debate last week.  I've been sharing it around via other social media (sorry if you've already seen it 284 times), but this is my blog and I want my posterity to recognize all my hard work.  You know they won't be going through my facebook timeline, so the blog is the best bet.  But seriously, even if you hate Joe Biden and think he came across as a jerk at the debate, you have to admit that smirk is pretty precious.  And it totally belongs on a tshirt.

Photo: #justgettingreadyfortonight #takingittothenextlevel #joebiden #iloveyoutoomuch

Now, if only Joe would recognize my commitment to him.  One day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Estate Sales

Things I've Purchased from Estate Sales

(a poem)

It started out as a bit of a joke,
I wanted to go through peoples houses and buy stuff (because I'm broke).
The first place we went I found an old projector screen,
In perfection condition!  It I did glean.
Now it's sitting my closet just waiting to be used,
It might stay there, it might not; I myself am confused.
There was that one place that had a fur coat-one that fit!
Fifteen bucks is all it cost, but too many holes made me pass on it.
Slowly I've been adding to my record collection;
At the last house we went to I found a record player (perfection!)
Now when I buy records it's not all for naught,
For I can play them!  Yes!  What a brilliant thought!
Along with these finds I've bought some dead womens jewelry,
When I wear it I feel like I can get away with tomfoolery.
A blue feather wig will surely come out on a special occasion,
Maybe when I'm hanging out with an Asian?
One estate sale had a bunch of old CD's for purchase,
TLC, Mariah Carey, NOW (none that can be played in churches)
All of these things I needed to buy,
Without them I might have wanted to cry.
I can't imagine my life without those old books from 1904,
Or the pages dedicated to the stories of an old English war.
Some houses are pretty and some make me feel gross,
The smells permeating through the halls make us say 'adios'.
Yes, I have needed everything I have got-
Even those tarot cards, from that one house, that one time, I bought.


(sometimes life is hard and we have to say no to certain that Native American statue...or that dead animal skin/fur)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dinners and more

I keep seeing that trailer for the last Twilight movie and can I just say that the blonde chick in it looks all too much like the Wayan brothers in White Chicks?  I mean, seriously:

(the one on the left)
(image via here)

(image via here)

I know you are all nodding your head in agreement right now.

Also, tonight the fam went to dinner at the local favorite Chili's.  It was going great but then grandma started dipping her sweet potato fries in her cinnamon apples and that's when we knew it was time to go.  She is just so creative when it comes to food.

Lastly, a few short movie reviews:

Pitch Perfect:  I loved it.  I laughed a lot (Fat Amy and the quiet Asian were the best) and I can always love a little a capella singing.

Trouble with the Curve: Most of the audience was over the age of 55.  They thought Clint Eastwoods old person humor was funny; I...didn't.  But Justin Timberlake made it bearable. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: I just saw this tonight.  I haven't read the book and it wasn't exactly what I was expecting; a little darker than I had anticipated.  I am currently undecided on my reaction to it.  

I would have also seen Taken 2 tonight (double feature!) but no one else was in the theatre so I couldn't sneak in.  I'll get you next time, Liam.

Tell your friends.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Political Update

I know you have all been waiting for me to write a little ditty (not to be confused with p.diddy) on the first head to head political debate from this past Wednesday.

My brothers roommate (who will remain nameless because he is a ginger and if you don't have a soul you don't get a name) hosted a debate watching party of which I attended.  It was kind of a bold move going to watch it there, because while I am a registered independent (aka afraid of commitment), my political leanings went against 99% of the rest of those in attendance.  In fact, most heckling and disappointed glances were thrown my way whenever a certain Mr. President spoke.

I think my favorite part was when they were talking about Obamacare (stick with me, here) and Barack (we're on a first name basis) mentioned how you could still be on your parents insurance up until age 26.  My very lovely (and funny) (and thoughtful?) friends sitting behind me start making fun of anyone who, at that age, would need to still be relying on their parents for insurance, or anything really.

Sometimes the truth stings.

Anyways, the debate was held here in Denver and I really wish I could have gone to see it in person; alas, my dreams did not come true and I was stuck watching it with Mitt Romney's fan club.  Which is cool.  You guys, I'm going to be honest here and say I haven't decided who I am voting for yet.  So all those dirty glances on Wednesday night?  Maybe not even worth it.  I hope you get wrinkles.  

The debate was everything I thought it would be and more: two middle aged guys chatting and making unrealistic promises, going over their time limit, trying to incorporate as many zings! against the other person as possible, crazy statistics, a poor Jim Lehrer who was maybe the worst part of the whole evening, and ties that matched up with their party color.  If that doesn't scream America, then I don't know what does.

I will say that election years make me happy and I don't even mind all the horrible ads and commercials from both sides of the fence.  Plus (bonus!) more Joe Biden everywhere (i am most excited about next weeks VP debate and am planning a drinking game every time joe says 'folks') (my drink will be kept cool in my joe beer cozy, fyi).

Those are my thoughts.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Some Bear Lake Love

I know I was going to post about this trip a week or so ago, but I'm lazy.  Boom.  Truth.

Bear Lake has quickly become one of my favorite places in the world.  Not only for its natural beauty, but for the good times that have been had there.  If all my friends could live up there all the time and get paid for it, I would be down.  (hear that, reality tv?  think about it) (we'll also need some more beds).

It was a relaxing weekend with no real plans except to eat, sleep (but no naps for cindy!) and study the presidents of the United States.  

And learn all the words to Gangsta's Paradise.

(we put in a lot of solid porch time)

There was one thing that wasn't awesome about this weekend: the BYU/Utah game. 

But the rest of the time? Perfection.