Thursday, July 31, 2008

I know you miss me

I feel like I haven't posted in forever and a day. That will be remedied soon, hopefully. Lorri and I went to Wyoming, my aunt and uncle from Maryland are here, and tomorrow the nieces are coming up for the weekend, so I've been a little busy. Here are some little tidbits to tide you over:

  • Between my mom, aunt, grandma and myself, we purchased 17 pairs of shoes today.
  • If you want people to watch a movie, you probably shouldn't say that it's a musical with muppets.
  • Our first night in Wyoming, I was lulled to sleep by the sound of crickets, only to realize that it was actually the sprinkler.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bring Back Wish List

So since they're bringing back 90210, and the New Kids have reunited, I thought I would put together a wish list of what I want to come back.

  • You know how they have All Star seasons of all the reality shows? Well I think they should have an All Star season of Saturday Night Live. They should bring back Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Mike Meyers, etc. How freakin' cool would that be!!!
  • I would love to see an updated version of Jem and the Holograms. It would be truly, truly, truly outrageous!
  • Someone should do a Sixteen Candles reunion. I guess it would be Fortyish Candles. Farmer Ted will have ended up being some computer guy. Maybe he will have founded Google. Ginny (is that the older sister's name?) is obviously divorced, and has two kids, one of whom is still living in her basement. The other one is a stripper. Mike, the brother, sells used cars. The younger sister, Sarah, is married with four kids and lives in Happyville, Suburbia. Of course since this is the movies, Happyville turns out to not be so very happy, and she has an affair with the dog groomer. Joan Cusack's character gets the brace off, has a little work done, and ends up a Hollywood starlet. John Cusack's character and the third geek are life partners. Long Duc Dong decides not to go back to China. Instead he gets a Chinese mail-order bride and they open up the most popular Chinese restaurant in town. Now for Sam and Jake Ryan. I can't call him Jake. It has to be Jake Ryan. They break up after he goes away to college because long-distance relationships don't work. But fortunately, they found each other five years ago through eHarmony and are now back together and completely and madly in love.
I guess that's it for now. I'm sure I'll think of other things that should come back.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Is it too soon?

At what age can you officially give up and start wearing elastic waisted pants and muumuus? Ooh, ooh, and start having your hair done once a week so you don't have to wash and style it yourself ever again.

Is wearing a baseball cap all the time the equivalent of the old lady once a week hair-do?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hmmm . . . interesting

I always thought this song was sung by a woman. Apparently Limahl is a guy, not some deep-voiced German woman. My bad.

Mamma Mia Part Deux

When I blogged about this movie before, I forgot to mention that while it's totally fun and hilarious and you should totally see it, Pierce Brosnan sucks in it. He can't sing at all, so I'm not entirely sure why he's in the movie. I was a little scared for Colin Firth to sing, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It wasn't wonderful, but it was acceptable. I've read/watched a lot of reviews of the movie and it seems like all the critics hate it, but I still say you should go see it. Don't go expecting to see something that will completely change your life and win a zillion Oscars. Just go expecting to have fun, laugh and enjoy some ABBA. Also, if you have seen the musical and know the storyline, don't worry, Colin Firth doesn't do any smooching. I was a little concerned that might happen at the end, but fortunately it didn't as I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to rid my brain of the image.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Other movies seen recently

I've been in a movie mood so I've been going to the movie theater quite a bit lately. Have I mentioned before that I love going by myself? Well, I do. Especially in the middle of the day when no one else is there. In case you can't tell, I can be a little anti-social. I think this may be due to the fact that about half of the time, I don't like people. Not specific people, just people in general. This is mainly due to stupidity and peoples' ability to irritate me. So then I guess it really isn't people in general, it's people who lack that part of the brain that makes them not be retarded, and it's not half the time, it's all the time. (Can I say retarded? I know it's not politically correct, but I don't really care, so I'm saying it. If you're offended, feel free to not read my [as in me, my vocabulary, and my opinions] blog.) For example, I went and saw "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" the other day and I was the only one in the theater, but then a couple came in and do you know where those ______'s sat? Right behind me. And they talked. Did I mention there was no one else in the entire theater? Now why would you do that? I just don't understand it.

But anyway, the point of this post was supposed to be movies I've seen lately, so let's get back to the topic at hand. "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" (make sure you don't forget the 3D) was o.k. I didn't know when I went that it was 3D, so that was a nice little surprise. I don't think I've worn 3D glasses since that Michael Jackson movie at DisneyLand. What was that called? (I just googled it-it was "Captain Eo".) No wait, that's a lie, I saw some 3D "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" thing at DisneyWorld. Anyway, it was kind of neat, but I think maybe my glasses were defective. I didn't feel like I got the full effect. As for the movie, it had Brendan Fraser in it, so that was a bonus. Remember "With Honors" and "School Ties"? The plot line had potential-these people go looking for a lost person and accidentally end up in the center of the earth, thus discovering that Jules Verne's book is true-but they didn't maximize the story, they just went for the 3D special effects. So . . . if you have kids, especially boys, go see it, they'll like the 3D stuff.

Another movie I went and saw is "Wanted." I normally don't watch R-rated movies anymore, but I had a moment of weakness. Better an R-rated movie than a pill or cigarette, right? Right. The movie was really good. It made me want to be Angelina Jolie, minus the whole home-wrecker thing. I don't think I've ever seen a movie with her in it that I haven't loved. Same with Morgan Freeman. "Girl, Interrupted" and "Lean on Me" still give me chills. My cousin, Erin, claims that the movie wasn't very realistic, but I don't know what she's talking about. I can totally bend bullets and speed my heart rate up to slow down time. I'm thinking she's just a little jealous because she doesn't have the skillz I have. Or the bathtub filled with special wax that magically heals you. (It's in the basement. If you buy me a Diet Coke, I'll show it to you.)

There are a bunch of movies coming up that I want to see, which I'm totally excited about because it seems like there hasn't been much coming out lately that's been all that great. I'm excited for the new "Mummy"movie (chances are it'll be kinda lame, but that's o.k.), the next "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" movie, "The Rocker" (with Dwight from The Office-it looks hilarious!), "Henry Poole is Here", and "The House Bunny." And those are just movies opening in the next month or so. So . . . looks like some fun times ahead. Make sure you check back for more extremely informative, completely on the subject, reviews. :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Way to eff it up, America!

In a repeat of the Chris Daughtry fiasco, Kherington was voted off of So You Think You Can Dance last night.

Seriously? Seriously.

I'm so upset about it I can't bring myself to post my favorite dance of the week. I'm sure I'll feel up to it tomorrow (or, let's be honest, possibly in like an hour). And I'm just gonna go ahead and say it-Comfort is officially the Sanjaya of SYTYCD. Well, not really, 'cause she doesn't completely suck, but she has definitely lasted past her time. She should totally rock a mohawk a la Sanjaya next week. If she does, I may be willing to take the voters off my Shiz List.

D'ya like how I'm all upset about it, but totally didn't vote at all?

so very, very good

I just saw Mamma Mia and it was awesome! I laughed until I cried. Go see it!

One of these things is not like the others!

Samantha doesn't look creepy at all!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

For all of you Wii fans

Nothing will ever compare to the original Nintendo. Don't even try to beat it. Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt and Zelda were the best.

one of the best pics ever

I never really have any pictures to post, so I decided to post some from back in the day. This is probably one of my favorite pictures of all time. It's my Grandpa Kull, trying to light a cigarette. Every other year we used to have a Kull family reunion at the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. My Grandpa and all the other guys were big into fishing (when he died, he was cremated and some of his ashes were put into fishing lures for some of the men in the family) so a lot of time was spent at the pier. This particular evening was a bit windy, thus the lighting of the cigarette in the trash can.

On a side note, those trips are some of my best memories growing up. I love the ocean, particularly the Atlantic. There's a huge difference between the Atlantic and the Pacific, namely that the Atlantic is the shiz and the Pacific sucks. Anyhoo, if I can't fall asleep, I picture the ocean and I swear to you, I can hear it. Hearing the ocean isn't the same as hearing voices, right? There is nothing in the entire world like the smell, sound and sight of the ocean. For a long time growing up I wanted to be a Marine Biologist and study sharks. Then I realized I have a tendency to burn immediately upon stepping into the sun (I'm kinda like a vampire) and so being on a boat in the middle of the ocean might not be the best career choice for me. I did keep reading about sharks though, and as a result I don't like to actually go into the ocean. Or lakes. Pretty much any water where I can't see what's nibbling at my toes freaks me out. But I do still love to just sit and watch the waves.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I can't think of anything

I keep starting posts about different things, but then I delete them. I've got bloggers block. I can think of things to write about but nothing is flowing. I'm all about flow. I've got no flow tonight. In case you were wondering, here are the different things I've started blogging about tonight:
  1. The girl in my Marriage and Family class who is STILL wearing short shorts.
  2. I really want to cook something, but I don't know what.
  3. Every day I drive up University Avenue towards Provo Canyon and every day I want to keep going. Does anyone else ever get that urge to just keep driving?
  4. I just heard they're in talks to make Wicked into a movie. Hooray!
  5. Speaking of musicals, I can't wait to see Mamma Mia.
  6. In my garden, which I have spent so much time and money on, I have one little cherry tomato. I'm so glad my efforts are paying off.
  7. I went to the library this week. I forgot how much I love going to the library.
So pretty much that's it, that's all I've got for now. I don't know why I feel like I have to update my blog all the time. I guess I just don't want to disappoint my three readers. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Oh my hilariousness!

Click here to check out this mockuMormon blog. Yes, I did just make up the word mockuMormon.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Must Read

I read this book a while ago, shortly after it came out, and I think about it all the time. If you haven't read "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson, you really need to go get it. Even if you're not much of a reader, this is one of those books you have to read. Trust me. Go get it. It'll change your life.

What's right with America?

Click here for a commentary by Glenn Beck about what's right with America. I get so tired of all of the bashing, it's nice to read about the things that are good.

Baby Borrowers

I'm completely addicted to this show. They've taken a group of teenage couples who think they're ready to have kids and for a few days each, they've given them babies, toddlers, pre-teens, teenagers, and then elderly people to care for. Since I'm taking all these marriage and parenting classes, it is so fun to watch and be able to recognize what they're doing wrong and be able to say what may have worked better in the different situations. Of course it's a piece of cake watching it on t.v.; actually being there in those situations is a whole lot harder! It's nice to know that I'm building my little parenting toolkit and that I'll have resources to draw on when I'm around the little ones. You can watch episodes of the show here.


Here's my favorite dance of this week. Katee and Joshua did a Bollywood dance, which was new for the show. Loved it!

Let me introduce you

to my BFF, Lorri.

We've been friends since 2005, but it feels like a whole lot longer (in a good way). We were roommates for a little over a year and a half and survived deaths, mean neighbors, psycho stalkers, and more drama than we could have ever possibly imagined. Here's a list of stuff about Lorri:

  • She's the best cook ever . . . as long as you're not eating low fat. We seriously purchased a case of butter at one point.
  • She's very patient. She puts up with crap from people long after I've given up on them.
  • She has a handicapped daughter who is possibly the sweetest person on the planet (I have nieces, so I have to say possibly). Watching the two of them together is amazing.
  • She has the most fun family I have ever met. I could spend years and years with her parents and brother and never be bored.
  • She's up for anything. It doesn't matter whether it's fun or boring, if I want to do it, she's ready.
  • She used to be a nurse, so anytime I feel sick in the least bit, I tell her about it first. Just in case you were wondering, she's given me a shot in the butt before too. Now that's real friendship.
  • She is not modest in any way, shape or form. I can't count how many times I've walked into her bedroom only to have my retinas burned by the sight of her nekkid boobies. She also goes to the bathroom with the door open. I did finally get her to close the door when she went number two though.
  • I'm pretty sure she would kill for me if I really needed it.
  • We have the kind of relationship where I can tell her if she's looking a little crackwhore-ish, and she can tell me if I'm being a biotch, and we don't take it personally.
  • She always notices if I've lost weight, even if it's just a little bit, and tells me I look good.
  • We went beyond BFF's a long time ago, and now we just refer to each other as our non-lesbian life partners.
  • She eats my mushrooms and the chocolates with nuts because I don't like them.
Now for some stuff only she will get and laugh at:
  • I'm gonna be honest. I'm not gonna lie.
  • Billy's poem
  • My pinky finger, and how it's little.
  • I totally look older than her.
  • the box of tacks
  • You're acting like a freakin' five year-old.
  • Don't bring bad things up before breakfast.
  • Me dancing in the car.
  • M.O.M.'s
  • Lancaster!
  • The bathroom at Journey. 'Nuff said.
  • Fluff me!
  • biscuits at Red Lobster
  • me gagging at yucky smells
  • When I had to brush my teeth in the kitchen.
  • Did you do something bad? Why did you tell me you love me? What did you do?
  • Watching t.v. in our rooms and yelling back and forth.
  • Pat looking like Jesus.
  • Creepy Mike and his garments
  • The Republican
  • Diesel soaked BBQ'd meat, topped with a cheese slice.

Previously mentioned hottie

So I was sitting next to the hottie from my project group and discovered that he is a sane, normal person. He's the first one I've met so far in my BYU adventure. Check this out-he drinks caffeinated beverages, is a Democrat, and is not against kissing on the first date. I told him he was going straight to hell. It's too bad I'm old enough to be his mother . . .

Seriously, you need to stop.

Remember a few days ago when I mentioned the couple in one of my classes who keep sharing beverages and mouthing "I love you" to each other? Yeah, they're still driving me crazy. I think the guy is getting more into it, because he keeps adding more and more feeling to it each time he says it. Also, the class we have together is Parenting, and so any time a topic is brought up, they feel the need to have a little whispered conversation amongst themselves about how they're going to do it. The last two class periods we've discussed pregnancy and newborns, so I've had to overhear their whispered discussions about breastfeeding (they're going to), circumcision (they're going to), immunizations (they're going to), who will get up for night feedings (he will because he just loves her so much), and when to have kids (not yet, but man are they having fun trying!). This is all really more information than I needed to know about them and their unborn children.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Have you ever

stayed up late writing a paper and round about 2 a.m. had all these epiphanies about your life, and been ready to become a motivational speaker so that you could share your joy and love of life with others, but then when you wake up the next morning, you can't really remember what those epiphanies were?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Project Update

Sadly, my project group does not consist of giggly freshmen girls. It consists of one non-giggly, fairly nice* 19 year old girl and a fairly nice*, hottie 22 year old guy. Unfortunately, said hottie's first question was "So how old are you guys?" I wish people wouldn't ask that question. It puts me at an unfair disadvantage.

Our project is to come up with our top characteristics for a mate. I know, only at BYU would that be an assignment, right! Anyway, we decided to compare the requirements of BYU students with those of the heathens. If you got a text from me today asking you this question, I'll leave it up to you to figure out which group you fit into. :) In case you're interested, some of the responses I got were loyalty, similar beliefs, ability to be a good mother, someone who I can be myself with without him feeling inferior, respect, personality, attractive, good work ethic, big boobs, small waist, the ability to perform certain unmentionable acts, employed, responsible, and reliable. It was interesting to see who answered how I thought they would and who came up with an answer I wouldn't have expected from them. Oh, and I should add that my cousin, Erin's, number one requirement is that he be Keith Urban.

*I say fairly nice because we only talked for like 15 minutes. In reality they could be very nice or complete jerks. Time will tell, but my guess would be that they're very nice.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I know, I know

I haven't updated for a while. Sorry about that, but shiz happens. Here's a run down of what's been going on:
  • I wasn't hugely impressed with SYTYCD this last week. I didn't have a favorite dance, which is why you have no video clip to click on only to discover that Dick Clark's peeps removed it.
  • I think I have a job for fall semester. A woman in my ward is a grad student in the psychology department, and she asked me if I would be interested in the position, but I don't think it's official and I don't want to jinx anything. I would be a research assistant in a brain imaging and behavior lab on campus. We'll be working in conjunction with a local rehab center. I don't know much about it except that it involves some kind of special visual goggles and EEG's to look at how addiction and drugs affect the brain.
  • I've been trying to get in shape for my Peru trip next month and miracle of miracles, I'm actually liking it. And of course being the person that I am, I can't do just a little bit at a time; I'm finding myself becoming obsessed with it. I worked out for an hour and a half after church today and then a little while ago I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I did another hour on the treadmill. This is very, very odd for me. This has been going on since last Sunday. We'll see if it lasts. I tend to go in spurts and get really obsessed with something and then I'm over it.
  • I rewatched Across the Universe this afternoon and again, I have to say, I love this movie. I know I already blogged about it once, but seriously, if you haven't seen it, you have to go check it out. Be forewarned though, you must have an open mind to watch this one as it does get a wee bit psychedelic and trippy.
I guess that's it for now. We're starting a group project in my religion class tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have some more pearls of wisdom to share with you. Keep your fingers crossed that I end up with a group full of giggly freshmen girls who are just at BYU to get married. It'll seriously make my day if I can burst their pink, fluffy bubbles and welcome them into the real world. It'll be like raining on their parade, but with acid rain. (Picture Dwight from The Office saying that and it makes it really funny.)