Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My new hair!!

I love it... isn't it cute?? I love it because it is the type of hair style where the more messy it is, the better it looks... I like it.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Need a new hair cut!

I have decided that for the holiday season I need a new hair cut... I want to make an appointment for wednesday morning... here is the style I want. What do you think?

then i think i'm gonna dye it dark brown... can you see it?

Thanksgiving in Oklahoma!

My family has just arrived home from the great state of Oklahoma, where we spent the thanksgiving holiday. It was such a blast. My Aunt Kathy (mom's oldest sister) lives there with her two children and their families. Aaron and his wife Brandi have two cuter than cute little boys Alex(6) and Parker(4). Kristen and her husband Joe have gorgeous little darling girls Kennady(4) and Mya(8mo). They are so much fun and we had such a nice weekend... let me break it down.

Wednesday began at 4:30am when Dad, Mom, and Tyler and I started loading up the van. We accomplished a 16 hour drive, in just one day. My picked up Shawn and Nicole at 5:45 and headed out of the city. There were 6 of us in one car!! It was a tight fit, but we are pros. The 16 hours was spent listening to music, watching some of the second season of the office on the van's DVD player, sleeping, and stopping for the occasional quick meal. We also completed one of our thanksgiving traditions by watching Plane, Trains, and Automobiles... it is a wonderful holiday movie... highly recommended.

We arrived in Newcastle, OK a little after 11pm. My parents and Tyler spent the first night at Kathy's while Shawn, Nicole, and I went to Joe and Kristen's for the night.

THANKSGIVING DAY/BIRTHDAY!! This year my birthday landed on thanksgiving (it does that every 5 years or so). It was a very odd day because I kept forgetting that it was my birthday... even typing this blog I had almost forgotten my birthday had passed. My birthday is usually accompanied by some sort of party or small get-together, but this was the first year that I didn't have that. Every time someone wished me a happy birthday I would be so surprised! It was a nice surprised though. I am 22 years old now... Yay me! We all headed over to Aunt Kathy's house for the meal. The meal was delicious.

After the food I opened presents. I got some great stuff!! Kennady was more than happy to help hand me gifts... a couple of times before I had put one present dow she was "helping me start" on another one. Kennady seemed pretty unimpressed by the gifts I got, until I unwrapped The Little Mermaid DVD... she was pretty jazzed about that! It was so funny.

We took a nice walk through the forrest by Kathy's house, and after the woods my dad played "dragon" and "the finger game" with the three kids. My dad played these games with us when we were little and even played them with Aaron, Noel and Kristen in Oklahoma. The kids had so much fun.

Our tradition is as soon as the Thanksgiving meal is complete, Christmas music is put on to usher in the season... Frank Sinatra always starts it off with his rendition of Jimgle Bells... priceless.

The party didn't end at Kathy's though. Shawn, Nicole, Tyler, Joe, and Kristen sat out on Joe and Kristin's back porch and had quite a time. It was hilarious reminiscing about the farm in Wisconsin, Kristen's visit to AZ over 10 years ago, and how they should move out live near us.

Friday I participated in a pass-time that I have never participated in before - Black Friday Shopping. Now when I worked at the gap I worked on Black Friday, but this year I actually did some shopping. Kristen, Nicole and I drove over to Kohl's to meet up with the boys who had gotten started on the shopping much earlier than we did. They stood in line for almost 2 hours while us girls shopped and tried on clothes... the place was so packed that the 3 of us shared a fitting room (which tripled the amount of clothes i got to try on). After the purchases were made, we all headed over to the movie theater to see Casino Royale... yes is was my second time seeing it, I love it that much!

Then we all headed to Chikasha, OK to look at their Christmas Lights display... It was way cool to see all the displays and colors and how it reflected off the pond in the middle. I held got to hold Mya for most of the night. She even fell asleep in my arms. I don't know if you know this, but Mya is the cutest little baby ever! She has the most precious smile and is just so happy! We passed her around the whole weekend and just loved her to pieces. It wouldn't be Christmas without my family singing Christmas Carols as we walked around (with harmoney and everything), so of course we sang and sang and sang. Alex, Parker, and Kennady ran around the place from one lights display to the other... They were a blast.

Then Saturday morning we left and headed back home... this time we broke the trip up into two days... thank goodness.

It was a great trip!! I hope it becomes some what of a tradition from now on!!

Monday, November 20, 2006


the new teaser trailer is online, ready for all to enjoy. I hope you like it!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bond, James Bond

OMG... what a great flick!!! I was so impressed and I am in love with this new Bond... everything Bond should be... I left the theater so excited and giddy from an awesome action-packed thrill ride (I should write for movie trailers). I can't wait for Daniel Craig's next escapade as 007.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My new crush...

I just picked up the People magazine issue about the "sexiest man alive" and I could have cared less about who was on the cover when I read the article on John Krasinski... he's so cute!! He is just so down to earth and sweet.

Friday, November 17, 2006

I'm bored...

I am sitting in a lecture for Neuromuscular therapy at Phoenix College right now... and I am loosing concentration quite quickly. My friend Tom from work and I decided that this was how we were going to spend our afternoon this fine friday... regretfully.

But while sitting here, Tom has reminded me of my other weird proclivities as stated in the previous blog... 3 in particular:

7. I absolutely hate the word Belly

8. I cannot stand the taste of cilantro... I can taste it in anything and it is the most disgusting taste I have ever encountered

9. Large structures under water scare me... like the fact that entire sunken ships and submarines and icebergs, and the blue whale can live and fit under the surface of the ocean FREAKS ME OUT TO NO END!!!

and did you know that White adipose tissue is the largest organ in our endocrine system... mmm... interesting huh.

Monday, November 13, 2006

My six weird habits...

A friend recently posted her list on her myspace... and it has inspired me.

1. I make my bed every night before I climb in

2. I have to take showers at night because it feels weird to fall asleep with dry hair to me.

3. I like to get to the movie theater before the previews start, or it's not worth it

4. I have consistant hand gestures I always make when I teach... you'd have to see them... ask my students

5. I ALWAYS have to have a salty sweet combo when it comes to snack food... start with sweet (chocolat most often) and then salty (sunflower seeds always) and then I switch off throughout the snacking time.

6. I have read every Harry Potter book at least twice... some three or four times.

There you have it... any other weird habits I have, please let me know... it is really fun to think of your eccentricities, I encourage you all do this... very funny.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

the little ones...

I decided to spend the day with the Bowen family (the family I use to nanny for), I hadn't seen them in a while and missed them tremendously. So I planned to spend a couple hours with them... and that turned into the entire day... I even stayed after the kids had gone to bed and watched a movie with Teresa - pirates of the caribbean. I love those kids so so much. Addy kept asking every 5 minutes if I had to go home? and when I accompanied them to the park, she would turn around on her tricycle and ask, "you come with me?" like she was so surprised I was still there. Simon wanted to play every game under the sun with me, and didn't want me to every leave... he is so sweet. I promised simon that him and I would have to take a trip to the zoo soon, since it is good zoo weather... and he wants to see all the animals that we named last time we were there... I think I am more excited than him to go to the zoo... I love the zoo! It was an extraordinarily fun day.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

horrible day

It actually was shaping up to be a pretty good day... until people say nasty things, and hurtful things, and make you feel like the lowest of the low in the entire earth... so I have been feeling like crap for the last hour. But you know what... that is not who I am!! I am not the things that people say I am, I am not. So I refuse to let the people who have no idea who I am determine how I feel about myself, or generate any self-doubt. So you know what!!!!! People suck... not any of you though... I like you. I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hobby Lobby...

This past weekend, my scrap girls and I went on a Scrap tour in which we toured around Phoenix and went to lots of different places to get scrap supplies, inspiration, and to just have fun together. It was lots of fun, but what always happens with me is I don't buy a lot because I am always thinking I'll find something better, or get a better deal at the next place (I am my mother's daughter). So when everyone else was spending, spending, spending, I shelled out a meager $40 total. But I have redeemes myself.

My mom and I spent the morning at the newly opened Hobby Lobby out at 99th Ave and the I-10 freeway (which ended up being only 20 minutes away). I have been frequenting Hobby Lobby for some time, but in Oklahoma City, when I visit there of course. It is an amazing store! I love it! They have an entire corner of the store devoted to scrapping... aisle after aisle of stickers, paper, stamps, punches, albums, etc... and all for incredibly prices... they even have tons of stuff 50% off right now because of the grand opening... I got lots of paper and a couple stamps and acrylic paint, and all for $20!! Awesome!

Then to finish off the morning before I got to work, my mom and I picked up some bread from Wild Flower Bread company and the new Bistro soup from Safeway - Butternut squash, and we celebrated autumn with the tastes of the season... perfect... it was lovely!

I will leave you with pictures of the scrap tour...
my purchases

Lunch at Wild Flower Bread company

you can't resist taking a picture with a bronz statue

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

... and it's been almost a week...

A picture from the set of Shawn's original feature film "Fountain of You"... we filmed a little bit this last weekend... this is the foutain itself.
Shawn is calling Todd (the leading man) to see where the heck he is... he never showed up or called, so we improvised what we filmed that day.

I have 2.5 presents done and out of the way for christmas... I am very proud of myself this year... I thought and planned and now at the beginning of November I have gotten some christmas shopping done. I am usually scrambling for gifts at the beginning of december, and I just end up forfeiting creativity and sticking to the christmas list stuff... but this year I am really excited about the gifts I have thus far completed. I always get so excited about what I am giving... even more so than what I will get for christmas. This year with my dad's present I am way excited for him so see it... It is hard for me not to show it to him now. I also have my mom pretty much taken care of, I just need to complete the final details... and Tyler's gift has been half determined, I just need to think about the other part of it. Shawn and Nicole, I still have no idea about.

In a little more than 2 weeks I will be in Oklahoma for thanksgiving... I am really excited to see my cousins and their families... and to spend thanksgiving with them for the first time ever! It is also my birthday in two weeks which is pretty exciting too. But I am turning 22, what is so special about 22?

I am giving a final today in my afternoon class... and then this evening is a review for another final... easy work day.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

TV shows

I watched shows that I have taped tonight (and some that were live on TV)... the office was in it's awkward silence glory tonight... Grey's Anatomy is definitely getting interesting (I love that show so very much)... but the big one... LOST!!! I watched last nights episode tonight, because I was at work last night.... HOLY CRAP!!! What a great show... I am totally excited for next episode (which sadly enough is the "fall" season finale... it won't show new episodes till next spring)! But it looks awesome... and I love Desmond... and Kate and Sawyer plot developments look interesting! I am addicted... I know... but man it brightens up my evenings!

My netflix thinks I'm 5

I've heard "My TiVo think's I'm gay" theory, where based on the TV shows you watch, TiVo gives you recommendations on what other shows you might like... well I just started Netflix and apparently after filling out my movie preferences (they gave me list to rate) Netflix has determined that I am 5 years old... almost every recommendation they have for me is a Disney movie... all I remember is saying I really liked the little mermaid... but now Netflix thinks I'm 5 years old... ah well...