Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Boy in sacrament meeting: Bread and water. Bread and water. That’s all they ever give us. I want a hot dog.
Non-Member: Does your church serve the little pieces of toast and the water shots?
Member: Umm… sure.
Young Man Blessing the Sacrament: Oh God, [long pause] the card is gone!
*I don't believe in movies that contain superheros, robots, or mentally handicapped people as main characters. Occasionally I will watch said movies, but only under certain circumstances (eg. if Shia LaBeouf is in it).
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Speaking of AD, I made my parents watch the first episode with me yesterday and they enjoyed it so much we ended up watching four episodes.
Has anyone else noticed that Totino's frozen pizzas have shrunk? The price went up too. Jerks. Obviously if I'm eating your crapola frozen pizzas (which aren't crapola, btw, they're delicious) I have no money. If I had money I'd be buying Freschetta or Digiorno. Or actually going out for pizza. But I have no money, so I'm forced to pay $1.25 for your now hockey-puck-sized-pizza. And when I say I'm forced to pay $1.25, I mean my parents are forced to pay $1.25.
Does anyone else watch Gossip Girl? I haven't watched tonight's episode yet, but I finally watched last week's over the weekend and I have to say I'm pretty much in lust with Chuck Bass. Not that he's all hot like Nate, but geez louise, he's nasty! Not yucky nasty, but mean, bad-boy nasty. Janet Jackson Nasty Boys nasty! I love it! And I'm also sick of Dan and pretty much his whole family.
I'm going to see Eagle Eye tomorrow. I'm pretty excited to see some Shia LaHottness.
K, well that's all I've got for today. I'll let you know how the movie is . . .
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Did anyone watch The Office last night? I loved Dwight's butter-covered watermelon baby. When Jan came in with Astrid (aka Astird), I felt bad for Michael. He was so looking forward to the delivery.
I'm applying for a grant through ORCA (Office of Research and Creative Activities) and spent three very long hours working on the proposal tonight. I think they must make the submission process a pain in the butt so that not that many people will apply. If my research project is approved, I'll basically be running the control group for the study I'm working on later, involving the effects of drugs on the way the color blue is seen. Our hypothesis is that visual processing, particularly the way the color blue is viewed, differs with gender. The retina contains 4-6 million cones, the shortest of which you use to view blue light. If you're addicted to drugs, particularly cocaine, your dopamine levels (which effect your ability to feel pleasure and cause cravings) get all messed up and screw with your short cones. The long-term goal of the project is to come up with more effective treatment options based on physiological information and not just modifying behaviors. If all goes as planned we'll be able to use EEGs, ECGs, ERGs and GSRs* to help judge a little bit better whether treatment is working or not. Wow, I sound like I totally know what I'm talking about! It's much more interesting than it sounds.
*electroencephalograms, electrocardiograms, electroretinograms, and galvanic skin responses
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
And on to a different subject . . . I am trying my darndest to be social and . . . wait for it . . . it's not as bad as I imagined. Shocked are you? I hung out with a friend all day yesterday (remember my homemakerness?), I'm hanging out with her again all day tomorrow, I've got a Girl's night Saturday and next Thursday, plus a work party next Friday and I'm hanging out with a friend from work on Tuesday. Holy Mother Teresa! It's amazing how much you can do when you actually leave your house! While I do miss my hermit lifestyle, I think I'm going to stick with this for a while. I'm pretty sure that God is blessing mankind through my newly acquired social skills. If you feel the need to have God's blessing (me) in your life, just let me know and I'll pencil you in!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here's my aunt, cheerfully showing off the most famous stone in all of Cusco. It's 12-sided and is from the original walls.
And here's me, pretending to be cheerful, pointing out the dumb rock. If I could have flipped the camera off without getting yelled at, I probably would have.
My mom and me in front of the museum. I just noticed that the "a" in la has fallen over. This location in Lima was one of two tribunals that King Phillip II set up in the Americas. The other one was in Mexico.
When someone was accused of a crime (ex. witchcraft, blasphemy, homosexuality, etc.) it was done anonymously so they never knew who had accused them. They were then taken away and locked up to await their trial. Their property was also taken to pay for the "court costs" and to pay for their needs during their stay in the dungeon.
The accused were outfitted in a lovely robe and cap with a devil on it. I believe if they were actually executed, the cap was hung up in their local church with their name on it so that their family and everyone else would always know what happened.
They would then bring the accused in front of the judges to hear the charges. I think the judges either acquitted (very rare), suspended (be on your way but we're keeping an eye on you), found guilty and punished or found guilty and killed. There may be other verdicts, but I don't remember.
I think the torture was not so much punishment as it was a way to get a confession out of you in order to free your soul. I know, sounds kinda fishy, huh! I think this particular activity was meant to dislocate your shoulders or something. I think they also did it by the ankles too.
The rack was the method of choice.
I think this is called garroting. Sorry-I'm not up on my torture terminology.
This one is self-explanatory.
Oh, look! It's President Bush waterboarding a terrorist!
There was a group of nuns who went through before us. They seemed out of place in a museum about Catholic torture.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
21-I enjoyed this movie, although I did predict the end. I expected to be distracted by Jim Sturgess's (Have I mentioned Across the Universe is one of my favorite movies? I know I have, but I thought I would mention it again.) lack of an accent, and although there were moments where it threatened to break through, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I also have to mention that Kate Bosworth is too skinny-she looked awesome in Blue Crush, and now she's just skin and bones. Also, I LOVE Kevin Spacey! I love Kevin Spacey being bad. He's fine in movies where he's the good guy (Pay It Forward), but man alive, he's best when he's being bad.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-I loved this movie. It spoke to me. I hate it when people say something speaks to them, but this movie did. Speak to me, that is. Jim Carrey is what Ryan Reynolds utterly failed to be-a goofball, comedic actor who can also do serious roles in a believable way.
The Office-I didn't enjoy this week's episode as much as I normally do. I'm not liking this whole Pam being gone thing. She needs to come back now.
Grey's-I think Meredith irritates me more and more every week. McDreamy is starting to get on my nerves, too. And Alex. One of the skit shows-I think it was MadTV-did a sketch that made fun of Grey's and House. It was funny. I'll see if I can find it on YouTube for you.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
*I can't say their name without the exclamation point. It's not just Panic at the Disco, it's PANIC!!! . . . at the disco.
**Hello, Jared Leto hottness!
***The phrase "once a whore you're nothing more" from their song "Misery Business" has been running through my head for the last week or so. It alternates with "The Final Countdown." But yeah, I walk down the halls of BYU singing about being a whore. Nice.
I love this song ("Not an Addict" by K's Choice). But don't worry-I'm not addicted to it. Muahahahaha! O.k., that was kinda lame. Sorry.
BTW, I apologize for the Telejunkie weirdness at the beginning, but you take what you can get with YouTube!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
My favorite AD moments:
- Gob's dance number to "The Final Countdown" at the start of his magic show.
- Tobias being the first Analyst AND Therapist (analrapist-not pronounced the way it looks).
- Steve Holt!
- Gob on his Segway.
- Buster and his hook. He's a monster!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Not the Doctor-Alanis Morissette
Caring is Creepy-The Shins
Come to my Window-Melissa Etheridge
Ruby's Shoes-Lori McKenna
Boys Don't Cry-Plumb
It Ain't Me Babe-Melissa McClelland and Jesse Cook
Wonderful World-James Morrison
Don't Look Back-Antigone Rising
Happiness is a Warm Gun-Across the Universe Soundtrack
Deliver Me-Sarah Brightman
In Your Eyes-Peter Gabriel
In the Waiting Line-Zero 7
The Blower's Daughter-Damien Rice
Feels Like Home-Chantal Kreviazuk
Sisters of Avalon-Cyndi Lauper
Never Surrender-Corey Hart
Are You Out There-Dar Williams
Lips of an Angel-Hinder
In Another Life-The Veronicas
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
If you haven't heard these songs, you should probably get on that.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Oh, and since we're talking about hotties, who is this hottness with Shannen Doherty? I must know.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
1. I don't really plan on "submitting" to my husband. Marriage should be a partnership, not one person dominating and the other submitting. But if there is going to be submitting, let's be honest, it's not going to be done by me. :)
2. If any man thinks I'm going to submit to him, let alone joyfully submit to him, oh honey, he's got another thing coming.
I could go on for a while, but I'll just leave it at that.
little kid lover
Why? Why would you use that as your screen name? I'm sure all the single moms on the website are just itching to have him come over and hang with the kids.