Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I am not a man of many holiday traditions but there are two such traditions that I hold on to above all else. They are watching Christmas Vacation in December and Ernest Scared Stupid in October. Everything else is just details. (jk family mems I like all your parties, too.) Last night, my roommates and I watched Ernest to officially get us in the Halloween mood. The movie is (for lack of a better word) stupid, but I love it. Here is a clip where Ernest faces off with Trantor the evil troll who turns the children of Briarville into wooden dolls:
(great line for fans of the show:)
Nuh uh, ain't no trees in Botswana, nuh uh, I know, I AM a Botswanian lumberjack, and I ain't never had a job...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
For those not of the Facebook world, here are the infamous Halloween costume pics for our ward party last night. I was going to wait until Halloween to post these, but I figure it won't hurt to double dip in the cross-dressing goodness.
I have known you for quite some time and we have always had a good relationship. We've had some good times, shared a few laughs, you've done your thing and I have done mine. For the past twenty four years, I thought that I understood you. In the past two days I have learned that i had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what kind of pain you put your self through. Let me explain.
Case #1: Sunday, I allowed my sister to wax part of my leg, just to see how it felt and say that I did it. Wow. That hurt really bad. Like, really bad. That section of leg is still burning and covered in tiny red dots. I can only imagine (and I would not like to imagine) how bad it would have hurt to have done that to my entire leg. But, this may not be an all-encompassing fact. Which brings me to...
Case #2: Yesterday, as part of my Halloween costume, I wore a dress. I have worn make-up and tights, but this marred my first foray into the dress-wearing world. As I ventured out into society, approximately 1.2 million questions came into my head. How do I get into a car? How do I get out of a car? How do I sit? How do I get back up again? How do I stand? How do I walk up stairs? How do I get a good twirl going? How on earth would it ever be possible to pick up an object that has fallen to the ground? Somehow you know all the answers to these questions and I applaud you for that. But, I am not done yet. There is still one more thing that causes me to stand in awe more than the rest.
Case #3: The shoes. I found a sweet pair of platform-ish shoes for my costume. They fit perfectly and I could not believe my great luck. Unfortunately, my joy was quickly wiped away. Within an hour of walking around in those shoes, my dogs were barking and my piggies were squealing more than I could handle. When I finally came home and took my shoes off, the euphoria ranked among the greatest single-second moments of my life. And you do this all day, every day? Bravo. Hats off. Well done.
In conclusion, I don't want to be you but I appreciate you a lot more. I'm not sure if putting yourself through all this to attract the opposite sex, or if it is just fueled by social norms. So the next time I see you walking around pulling off a fabulous dress/shoes combo, there will be a hint of appreciation mixed with whatever other feelings I might get. I can say that I have walked in those shoes. Literally. And it sucked.
Sincerely and Gratefully,
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Option A: Gene Shalit
Thursday, October 15, 2009
- The Passion Pit concert turned out to be one of the biggest fiascos in my life since Iron Man. We drove all the way to Salt Lake from Logan only to find the concert had sold out. Why did we not buy tickets you ask? I honestly have no reasonable explanation for that. Luckily, the night was semi-salvaged because this happened...
- I finally broke out of my Bad Movies at Work funk when Mystic River came on AMC. I tell you what, that is a good movie.
- Kelsha and Krista roped me into filming a movie for a club in our major. I can't speak for the movie itself, but my acting is bad. Not a talent of mine at all.
- My roommates and I have become frequent visitors of the new Texas Roadhouse in Logan. (That's right, suckers, we're legit) I'm not sure how this came to be or how it will effect a college student's checkbook, but we're still going to roll with it anyway.
- My little sister finally gets home from her mission on Tuesday. I can't say that I envy her as she know enters the awkward/what's my purpose in this world?/speaking in church every week phase of her life. Have fun with that. Plus I miss her and am excited to see her again and all that yada.
- Finally, the long wait is nearing it's end as Rihanna has announced the date of her new album. November 23rd. I'm more pumped than Hans and Frans for that day.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I know I have been a slacker lately. Until I can gather some coherent thoughts here is a great YouTube clip promoting love, peace, and harmony. If you don't smile at least once, you are hopeless, my friend.
And yeah, I know the Chinese kids kinda did this allready.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
...or better, whichever you decide. Early Sunday morning, HBO was playing this fine gem of a flick:
And I watched it. Heaven help me. I think I will stay away from the TV today.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here's hoping "Lying" offers up more of the same.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
...I found my self watching Kit Kittredge: An American Girl on HBO for at least a half hour before I realized what I was doing to myself. Kit Flippin' Kittredge. That would be this movie:
Wow. I wish I were making that up, but it really happened and I'm scared.