Saturday, November 28, 2009

Getting In The Christmas Spirit ...

A few of my favorite Christmas movie moments ...

From Scrooge ...

From White Christmas ...

From Meet Me In St. Louis ...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ode to Jim Henson and his Street ...

Tomorrow is the 40 year anniversary of "Sesame Street".
My love and devotion for the Street runs deep.
And so in honor of this glorious occasion I would like to share a few of my favorites.

I LOVED this one!
I wanted cool hair decorations like they had.
I remember my friend, Gina, and I singing this on the playground while shaking our hips.
It must have worked,
because that afternoon Jesse invited me to sit on the bean bag with him during reading time.
Thank you Oinker Sisters!

This one still gets sung at my house on a regular basis.
I remember wanting to be one of those back up dancers when I was little,
especially the one who moves her feet really fast!
And, can we talk for a moment about Pattis' hair?
Gotta love the 80's!
But seriously,
this teaches a very important message.
You CANNOT cross the street unless you are holding the hand of someone you love,
not just like, but love.
Sometimes you have to wait on the curb for a really long time ...

I always identified with Bert in this next ditty.
I shared a room with my sis Natalie for a little while,
and if I wouldn't wake up when she wanted or jump on the bed instead
of staring at my poster of Michael J. Fox,
she would sit on my head and bounce up and down.
Oh, the tenderness of sibling love!
And I will NEVER tire of tap dancing sheep.

This is probably my ALL time fav Sesame Street moment.
I love James Taylor!
And I LOVED singing this song when I was little.
(And it is still one of the most played songs on my ipod!)
I remember practicing in the mirror,
because I just knew I could be WAY better then the girls sitting next to James.
I'm pretty sure the girl in the stripes grew up to be Natalie on "The Facts of Life".
And I totally had a crush on the kid in the corduroy overalls.

So tomorrow, in remembrance,
I will
sing all of these songs,
ponder the ladybugs at the ladybug picnic,
and continue to covet Snuffulupagus' eyelashes
in honor of a great piece of my childhood.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Mom Always Knows How To Cheer You Up ...

My cute Mom knew I was having a bad week,
and so she sent me a little care package today
that included a copy of a movie from my childhood that I loved,
but that can no longer be found.

Thank heavens for TMC and a informed Mom with a Tivo!!

I found my fav scene on YouTube!
Who knew?!


Did Ya Buy It Yet ?

I can't stop listening!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

La Biblioteca ...

This clip cracks me up!
It makes me laugh that for some reason
"la biblioteca" is one of the few things that people always remember from high school spanish.

It also makes me laugh because I totally wrote little songs
to help me remember things for my spanish tests.
I can still sing one that I wrote to the tune of
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer.
Next time you see me I'll sing it for you ...

Plus, I just love this show.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Props to Stockton, UT ...

Tonight I tuned into the local news to see how the local political races turned out.
As I was watching, this screen popped up,
and I gasped out loud.

Are you seeing what I saw?
It says that 100% precincts reporting
and there are 227 votes.
227 VOTES!!!
How is that even a real race?
Was only one block of the city allowed to vote?
And where is Stockton anyway?
I couldn't even wrap my mind around that.
My high school graduating class was almost 5 times that amount.

So, I did a little research and suddenly had a new thought.
There are only 584 (as of the 2007 census) in Stockton, UT.
584 people.
If you take into consideration that people here in Utah have A LOT of kids,
you have to think that a good chunk of those 584 residents are below voting age.
So 227 is probably a really good voter turnout.
It is possible that EVERY person who could vote did!

Way to go Stockton!
Way to represent and use your voting voice.

I'm sorry I judged you.
Please accept my apologies.

P.S. Congrats to Mark Whitney who won 173 to 54 ...
it was a landslide!