Monday, August 31, 2009

DO NOT Get Between This Kid And His Bacon ...

My mom found this gem and I had to share.
I'm not going to lie ...
sometimes I get sucked into this show.
And when it is over I ALWAYS feel better about myself,
because most of the people on there are CRAZY!!!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

This Cannot Be A Real News Report ...

How much do you get paid to be a
"hold a cardboard cut out while dancing through a field"
And do you have to go to school for that?

Just wondering ...

Where Are They Now?

I always love when "People" magazine does their
Where Are They Now? cover stories.

It is always fun to find out what happened to the original cast of Facts of Life
or those crazy kids on Sesame Street.

Well when we were in Catalina I did a little reconnaissance work for People,
(two years before we had run into Lance Bass, so I am always on the look out for a celebrity!)

and guess who I found ....

David the Gnome!!!

Remember he used to have his own show on Nickelodeon?
He is now promoting good public health and working on
the anti-tobacco campaign.
Way to go David!
I always knew you were a good guy,
on AND off the screen.

This Cracks Me Up ...

It reminds me of something my parents would do
to tease my little sis.
Love it!

Sunday Musings ...

Recently I moved. I didn’t move far … just across the street, but it gave me a different view from my bedroom window. It gave me a different perspective.

My view now is very similar to the one I had from my apartment window my sophomore year in college. Back then I was 19, and I loved the view from my front living room window.

Not only could I see into the laundry room to see if anyone was stealing my wet laundry, but I could see this.

I affectionately call it pride rock, because every time I look at it I envision this scene.

I spent a lot of time looking out of that window the year I lived in that apartment.

I looked out dreading to see the amount of snow that had fallen on that mountaintop during the winter.

I stared at that mountain as I caught up with friends on my brand new cordless phone!

I looked at that mountain in shock as I watched the horrors at Columbine High unfold on CNN.

But what I remember most about that view is that I stared at it everyday during my scripture study as I pondered on what my Heavenly Father was trying to teach me. I grew leaps and bounds spiritually and found peace and hope as I gazed at my mountain.

The other night I attended an outdoor dinner, where I had a glorious view of my mountain. As I sat there, surrounded by 18-year-old incoming college freshmen, I thought about my old 19-year-old self. I thought about how excited I was for life and how hopeful and positive I was for the future. Bad things happening in life never crossed my mind then.

I think about myself now as I look out my window at my view and ponder my life. I have been through rough times. More than my 19 year old self could have ever imagined. I am so different from when I first laid eyes on my mountain.

In the Broadway musical “Into The Woods”, Jack sings a song about giants in the sky after coming down from the beanstalk. While pondering his experience in the sky he sings,
“And you think of all of the things you've seen,
And you wish that you could live in between,
And you're back again,
Only different than before,
After the sky."

Those words came to me tonight as I looked out my new window and saw my view. I see it differently now. I have been through things. Some really hard things. And I wish, just as Jack did, that I could live in between. I wish that I could keep the depth and the wisdom that I have now after the experiences I have had, and yet still have a little of that excitement and naivete that I had at nineteen. It is something that I am working at getting back.

But everyday, as I look out my window, I am grateful for my view. For my enhanced perspective. I am grateful to be reminded of how far I have come, of how much I have learned and grown. And it only reminds me of how far I still have to go.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I love Limes!!

I love lime in EVERYTHING!!!!

But this is TOO much!
Even for me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hola! My New Fav Song ...

I love children's theater,
and this has become a new fav.
I especially love the song "Hola Lola"
(which you can listen to here).
I can't stop listening to it,
but it does sort of become the song that never leaves your head.

So, if you pass me in my car and I am belting it out
chances are it is to this song.

(unless it was today when I was driving home from work,
because today as I drove I belted out to
Kenny Rogers' "Don't Fall In Love With a Dreamer".
Not really sure why, but it was what I was feeling.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Personal Hell ...

We all have different ideas of what our personal hell would be.
For me it consists of being locked in a room with

David Hasselhoff,

Kathie Lee Gifford,

Donny Osmond,

a karaoke machine.

Hell people.
Sheer hell.

Meet My New Best Friend ...

She even comes with a remote control!
I went into Wal-Mart to get her.
And we all know that for me that shows SERIOUS love!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Have you seen the preview for the new Food Network show?
It's called "What would Brian Boitano Make?".
I'm not kidding.
I am laughing ...
really hard.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Few of the Things I've Read Lately That I Have Loved ...

I still have a huge stack to read,
so I am sure there are many more recommendations to come.
I have also read a few that I have not enjoyed.
These have been some of my favs.

(And if you notice I have begun an obsession with Adriana Trigiani.
All her books make me want to be Italian, wear fabulous clothes and shoes,
and eat yummy pasta! And I don't even like pasta!)

This Makes Me Happy ...

because I love it when my room smells like Anthropologie.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Remember ...

cute Doug from "Trading Spaces" ?
I loved him.

have you seen him lately?
What happened Doug?!?

So sad.

Because My Mom Said So ...

Dear Blog,

I had decided to quit you.
I had decided to give up the sauce.
I felt like I had nothing left to say, and I hate to admit it, but I was kind of over you.
But my mother would not hear of it.
She told me I was not allowed.
And I ALWAYS obey my mother.

So you lucked out.
I'm not leaving.
But it might take me awhile to get my groove back.