Thursday, August 30, 2007

you've never heard of me...that sounds absurd to me

Oh i am so excited! tomorrow i head over to Seattle for a day of leisure and to attend the Bumbershoot festival for the first time.
Bumbershoot is a music and arts festival at the seattle center that looks quite cool but it's been a little stressful to figure out. many of you who have traveled with me know that i like to do alot of research and planning before i got on a trip. i like to know where i am going (maps), know what time things open, and like to have a little bit of an itinerary of what i want to see. not having been to bumbershoot and knowing not a soul who has, has caused a major lack of information which is a little overwhelming.

my main goal at bumbershoot is to see "gym class heroes" in concert.
oh i love concerts and this one i am soooooooo stoked about. my friend michelle and i have loved this guys for awhile and are way excited to hear travis say "so sexy" in person. but they are playing on the mainstage, and although we have tickets for saturday's festival we have to wait in a "first come first serve basis line" to get tickets to their show in the evening. stressful! i hope it all goes okay. hopefully, i will be hearin' gym class heroes live saturday night. yippee.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

you are the sunshine of my life...that's why i'll always stay around

As each day of my life passes me by i notice the chances of having children get smaller and smaller, but with this somewhat negative reality i can also feel a sense of calm because i have the amazing opportunity to be the "cool" aunt to some awesome nieces and nephew. i love them with all my heart and have been so blessed to spend time with them and share their lives, in whatever way i can.

i loved having CARSON come to vegas last summer and hang out with me for my birthday. we enjoyed swimming in the pool, watching animal planet, and seeing the sites of vegas. he was such a big boy, and a perfect birthday companion. i will never forget the ride home and playing the "rank the u.s. states in order of size game" for hours...he's way too smart for me...well hey carson can you name all the solo singers in the "we are the world" song? (ha. i showed him.)

KAIYA and i have bonded over lotions and lip gloss and i love it. she is so cute and very "princess-like" when she sits quietly on my lap while i rub her arms, hands, legs, and feet with yummy smelling lotion and then she chooses which lip glass she wants. I love her hugs, and her cute face nestled in my neck.

ELSIE, with her glowing eyes and big smile makes my heart skip a beat. like aaron, i will never be able to say no to her (not that i can with carson or kaiya either). elsie is such a good baby, and i love it when i can make her laugh.

these kids have taught me so much and thank them for letting me be a friend and an aunt to them.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

these words are not my own...

I love movies, especially movies that offer me plenty of juicy quotes to repeat over and over. AFI came out recently with a list of the top 100 best movie quotes of all time, and although i am sure "show me the money" will forever be ingrained in pop culture....i have never used it in regular conversation and will hopefully never be caught doing so. but the following movies, are some of my all-time favorite movies to quote. some are of the lesser known variety and thus are saved for people who i know would appreciate them. sometimes i even use the quotes as a gauge for coolness...if i say the quote and someone recognizes the movie, then i know they have potential. there are other movies, and many more quotes that belong on this "quote list" but i decided to limit it to my...




Tommy: Two
, four, niner, five, six, seven...
Richard Hayden: I can't hear you, you're trailing off and did I catch a niner in there? Were you calling from a walkie-talkie?

Richard Hayden: I think your brain has a thick candy shell.
Tommy: Your... Your brain has the shell on it.

Tommy: … Let me tell you why I suck as a sales man. Let's say I go into a guy's office, let's say he's even remotely interested in buying something. Well then I get all excited. I'm like Jojo the idiot circus boy with a pretty new pet. Now the pet is my possible sale. Hello there pretty little pet, I love you. And then I stoke it, and I pet it, and I massage it. Hehe I love it, I love my little naughty pet, you're naughty…



Brodie: Breakfast, shmreakfast.

Brodie: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.

T.S. Quint: I was going to propose to her.

Brodie: Where?
T.S. Quint: The Universal Tour.
Brodie: You're kidding. What part?

T.S. Quint: When Jaws popped out of the water.
Brodie: That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

T.S. Quint: Too bad I'm not trying to marry you.


Cute cat. What's its name?
Randal Graves:
Annoying customer.

Dante Hicks: You hate people!
Randal Graves: But, I love gatherings, isn't it ironic?



Receptionist: May I help you Dr...?

Fletch: Oh, it's me, Dr. Rosenpenis. I'm just here to check out Alan Stanwyk's file.
Receptionist: Dr. who?
Fletch: Dr. Rosenrosen, I'm here to get to the records room.

Dr. Joseph Dolan: Right. Now, how long have you had these pains, Mr. Barber?
Fletch: No, that's "Babar".
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Two B's?
Fletch: One B. B-A-B-A-R.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: That's two.
Fletch: Yeah, but not right next to each other. I thought that's what you meant.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Arnold Babar. Isn't there a children's book about an elephant named Babar?
Fletch: I don't know. I don't have any.

Dr. Joseph Dolan: No children?
Fletch: No elephant books.

Willy: What the hell you need ball bearings for?
Fletch: Awww, come on guys, it's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course.
Fletch: Hey! It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.



Ferris: If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away?

Ferris: Neither would I.

Economics Teacher: …Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. "Voodoo" economics.

Ferris: Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Grace: Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.

Ferris: Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in The Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.


Trent: I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's *really* hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from. Okay? You're a bad man. You're a bad man, Mikey. You're a bad man, bad man.

Trent: I'm gonna make Gretzky's head bleed for super fan 99 over here.

Trent: and he grows up, and grows up.

Trent: you’re so money and you don’t even know it.

*kimmy's comment reminded me of another very quotable movie, that was towards the top of my list and thus i have decided to add it*


cher: Would you look at that body language? Legs crossed towards each other. That is an unequivocal sex invite.

cher:Oh how fabulous. Getting Marky Mark to take time from his busy pants dropping schedule to plant trees.

cher:Hamlet didn't say that.
heather:I think I remember Hamlet accurately.
cher:Well, I remember Mel Gibson accurately, and he didn't say that. That Polonius guy did.

travis:I would like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school, the LA city bus driver who took a chance on an unknown kid and last but not least, the wonderful crew from McDonalds who spend hours making those egg McMuffins without which I'd never be tardy.

cher:And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.

Monday, August 27, 2007

back. back on the block

i am so so excited that my brother mitch is in town for a few days. seeing him once a year just isn't enough. i love that kid. i love spending time with him. he makes me laugh all the time, plus with me and him together my poor mom doesn't stand a chance against the jokes. i am so proud of the responsible guy he has become, who knew?

private eyes are watching you, they see your every move

p.d.a: public displays of affection

With the invention of the world wide web, and more importantly the invention of social websites such as myspace and facebook p.d.a has now become a "world wide" epidemic. long gone are the simple days of face to face awkwardness as you try and turn your head when an overly affectionate couple starts their disgusting babytalk or petname calling to each other. now in the world of cyberspace you have to try and avoid the awkward comments that couples leave each other on their respective myspace/facebook pages. why do couples do this? why can't they send a private message? a text message? or better yet just turn to your partner (who most likely is probably sitting in the same room waiting for you to get done on the internet) and confess your love for them there. leave the rest of us out of it. when perusing the usually innocent and somewhat silly comments, such as "hey buddy. you're gay. what you up to? call me, left on these said social websites, it is awkward and downright uncomfortable to come across a "hey-love you babe- miss you tons" or "last night was amazing, i love you" comment. it makes the reader feel like a voyeur, as if reading this has somehow invaded their privacy and the reader is now perversely looking in on their personal space. but it's not the readers fault, it's the couples fault, and it needs to stop. i understand that people love each other, and often couples love to declare that affection multiple times during the day, but isn't that what personal text messages, phone calls, or a card attached to some pretty flowers are for?....not an open forum where anyone can read what an awesome night john doe provided jane doe last night, or how much jane misses john's lips.

however, to clarify, this rant does not included a blog or posting that is purposefully designed to let the world know how awesome ones significant other/spouse is and how much they appreciate and love them. those i understand. it's the personal comments, inside jokes, or the declarations of "i can't live without you" that are clearly meant for one person's eyes that are unnecessary and frankly just plain awkward. nobody wants to read that.

i want you exclusive, baby we should just do this

(the lyrics in the title are from the new single of this new band)


(re-inactment from an event last night)
mtv vj sway: now the time has come to announce the band. we have narrowed it down from 10 to 8 so far. good luck gentlemen. the band is......

(dvr: end of event. timer stopped)

angie: what the h$#*. are you kidding me?

well the band has been formed and i almost didn't know who made it. dang diddy for going over the alotted time slot. thanks jared for looking on the internet and hooking me up with the info. there were about 3 out of the 4 guys that i really liked (willie, mike, and brian a), one that i kinda liked (qwanell), and one that i wasn't a huge fan of (robert). i guess i have good enough odds though. donnie (token white guy) was the fan favorite and thus got a solo recording deal with bad boy records....good job! here is the new band.

and when can i see you again...

superbad was awesome! so funny. plus such a quotable movie. we couldn't stop laughing about it. i think these actors are so talented. michael cena (george michael on arrested development) has the "awkward" pause thing down so amazingly. his delivery of lines is so funny. although they have a script, the fact that a lot of the scenes of done with improv makes it even funnier and more amazing. i loved it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

i'm so excited and i just can't hide it...

I am super stoked about seeing this movie this weekend. it came out last weekend and i have been dying all week to see, but didn't have anybody to go with. my friend brigham is in town, and we are hittin it up tonight. i love this genre of movie and the actors that are in the film, should be amazing. i know that most of my readers won't ever see this movie, so i will enjoy it for us all.

*sidenote*: does anyone else think of the saved by the bell episode when jesse was addiction to caffeine pills whenever you hear the pointer sisters "i'm so exicted" lyrics?
cause i do. all i think of is "i'm so excited, i'm so excited...i'm so scared"

i just don't know what to do with myself...

For ten minutes i sat in front on this screen trying to figure out a topic to write about and yet nothing came to mind. i tried to walk away and not write something, to let today be a day of an empty mind. but i couldn't. i felt the burning desire to make sure i had something written on my blog that my peeps could read for today. i didn't want to let down those who come to this site to read my random thoughts and ramblings. i questioned why i had these feelings, thinking they were ridiculous and unnecessary...and then i randomly read my msn horoscope for the day.

Gemini: "Today you feel the need to show people whom you admire that you are an interesting person. There's no point in asking why you need their approval. It's part of being a Gemini! If you fail to get their attention in the way you wish, don't let it get you down. You will have plenty of other opportunities to pour on the charm"

weird right?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried...Just eat it, eat it, just eat it, eat it

it's weird how much time you have on your hands when food is no longer a central part of your life. for instance, while everyone else was enjoying themselves on scones, pizza, etc.. i got to take these lovely photos of people eating. i would like to say that it filled me with the same satisfaction that i used to get from food.....but not quite. sometimes i just down right miss food. i miss my big macs, i miss my onion rings, i miss eating tons of grandma's scones, i miss white bread. i know it was an unhealthy relationship that i had with food, and that i am healthier now than i have been in years, but sometimes i miss being able to go through a drive-thru and order whatever i wanted. don't get me wrong, i love the weight loss (although i hate shopping- so buying new clothes is not on the "pro" side of the list), but my social life...with my family and especially with my friends was so centered on eating that i feel something is missing. if we were other people we could go out for coffee or drinks after an activity to hang out and talk but we aren't, so i'm stuck looking for a "healthy" choice option on the menu at sharis'/denny's (not an easy feat). sometimes when i feel the need to treat myself and give myself a little taste of the good stuff, i channel my inner alysha and just take little bits off people's plates which works cause i get some satisfaction from the good food and i save tons of money (i think alysha was on to something there). it's been a tough road giving up the life i had before. giving up something that i enjoyed and loved, but i know it's for the best, and one day when i am as skinny as well....most of my relatives...i will be happy i did this. if only grandma's scones, breads, and pies weren't so tempting.....oh the holidays are going to be rough.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oh baby can we give it, one more try

I can't imagine how these guys feel. I can't imagine getting a taste of a glorious dream, and then watching it all slip away so quickly. Especially in the case of rich (LFO) and Bryan (color me badd), who's run on the music scene was short lived with nothing much to show for it. It would be so disheartening to have that loss or perceived failure in my life. Mission man:band is not a glimpse into four guys pathetic attempt at a second chance, as many might believe, but a look into the lives of four guys who want, so desperately to be involved in an art and industry that they love. These guys have an obvious love and skill for music, but because of their past musical "genre" will have a difficult time getting their foot back into that glamorous door that leads to stardom. Perhaps if they had been part of another genre (such as rock or country) that seems to easily welcome artists back into "the fold", they could have made a comeback with fans waiting with baited breath. Look, for example, at Axel Rose (of Guns'n'Roses fame). A couple years ago he was the much anticipated final performance on MTV's video music awards, an "artist" that everyone was waiting to welcome back with open arms. people were so willing to let him regain the fame and stardom, that comes with being a rockstar, that they were willing to overlook his current lack of vocal range (he could no longer hits those high notes), looks (remember the braids?), and overall performance ( i could barely make out a word he was saying over his heavy "out of shape" breathing). Then there is these four guys, these former "boy banders" who are going to have to fight for every positive comment they get from the industry and the consumers that feed it. An unfair realism in their world. All these guys can still sing (even if it's, as Chris says, just back-up), a majority of them still have their looks, and all of them together would probably put on many amazing performances...if only people would give them a chance.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

playin'...playin' with the boys

i am easily entertained, i know this, but i still think watching the family volleyball games was pure entertainment. my singles ward is currently obsessed with volleyball, and they play it every week (annoying). the thing that makes me laugh is nobody in our ward is getting any better, but apparently they do it for "fun" and that enough for them. not our family. i am not competitive when it comes to sports (now trivia games are a whole other subject), but even i felt the rush of adrenaline and the need to "crush" the other team when i got put into a couple of games. i suck, well probably not suck so much as as " i need some massive improvements". but i enjoyed myself thoroughly and thank each of my male family members for not mocking me too much and
lettin' me hang with them. things got pretty intense and way fun to watch when the men stopped patronizing the women and finally toke over the court. who knew we had such athleticism in our family (okay so maybe the most athletic ones were all in-laws..but still)?

baby baby baby baby...don't you know that you're so fine

i told you we had good genes. i am so sad i didn't get a picture of every kid i saw. some were just to active, and never around. but i love them all.

i got nothin' but love for ya baby...

I know i blogged earlier about my love for my girl cousins and the awesome memories we shared as children, but this weekend just reminded me even more how much fun we have together. whenever we are around each other it's like nothing has changed and we are all best friends. i love the fact that somebody just has to say "let's do the grind routine" and nobody thinks they are too cool for school and we all just get in formation and rock it out. that is awesome to me. to see ashley run full force at her brother isaac and jump into his arms (a la mia michaels style) in her amazing re-enactment of a contemporary routine, was just phenomenal. other people might think we are retarded, but i just think that is what makes us unique. we are earls. we do what we want, we have fun, and most of all we love each other. i love my girls! (.....and jaime?)

Monday, August 20, 2007

baby love my baby love...

some of the cutest kids i know. there are more where this came from. I really enjoyed seeing all the mothers and giving loves to all the kids. we have some good genes don't we?