Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I don't think I can do this

I'm baaaaack.

 I love vacation. I love california. I love disneyland.

Disneyland was a blast. I got my dad and cousin to really get into finding the little hidden things on all the rides, specifically Indiana Jones (We rode it 7 times. Best ride ever).  I worked my family too hard. What can I say? I never get tired of riding rides, or watching parades. My sister says I am really good at finding my inner child, but I'm pretty sure it'd be more accurate to say I can never find my inner adult.

Pluto is dressed up like a reindeer? That is Fantastic

 I hate homework. I hate freezing. I hate stress.

So, now I am back and I have too much to do. All I really want to do is read a good book and play in the snow. I have four papers to write, 4 films to edit, and 5 movies to watch... Oops. Maybe I shouldn't have put this off. AND to top it all off, I lost my cellphone in Disneyland so I can't even text my friends to help me procrastinate this even more... I've checked all my emails, checked facebook, updated my blog... darn, I'm out of things to do to put off the inevitable.

If you haven't heard from me in a week, assume I'm dead. This next week might kill me.

Friday, November 26, 2010

I'm going to DISNEYLAND!!!

Thanksgiving was full of food and naps, just like everyone else's I'm sure.

Also, I made my sister dye her hair brown. Peer pressure is awesome. She wrote about it here

It's 5:50 in the morning and I'm on my way to the happiest place on earth, wooooot.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This so called "Blizzard"

BYU was shut down, airplanes were delayed, kids stayed in Provo, massive texts were sent out saying, "The winter Weather Service is warning of a winter storm today that 'will surpass anything that we've seen, probably for the last several years.'" OMG, we are going to die....

Nope.... Hardly any snow here in P-town. the roofs outside look a little frosted, but I mean, with that text message straight from a Lord of the Rings novel, I was sure mother nature was going to let all hell break loose (Or, to go with L of the R reference, that Sauron was going to let all Mordor break loose.)

Now for an awesome quote from Facebook, from a friend who shall not be named because I totally don't have her permission.
This so called "Blizzard" is really just a social experiment planned by Obama and the Gays to get back at Utah for not voting on behalf of either of them. 

But, because there was going to be a storm, I made myself an incredibly warm and comfortable hat (Turban?) to sit and watch How to Train your Dragon.

*My picture will not upload? What? Blogger? why are you doing this? After all we've been through, how could you do this to me?*

Ok, so there will be no picture tonight. But I do have a new wish for Santa. Dear Santa: Forget Nsync, I want a Dragon.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Miracle on 280 W street

I know that picture is completely creepy, and isn't impressive at all. But just LOOK! It's me and Santa. I was satisfied. And I don't want to hear any of that jumping that gun on Christmas stuff. It is time for that Yuletide joy.

So, if you didn't know, I'm the director of the choir in my ward (a calling also known as ward choir director). Well, tomorrow, we start practicing music for the CHRISTMAS program, and I just got so darn excited, I decided I would make them gingerbread men. So I did... or at least I tried. They taste like flour.

Me with my Creations.

I discovered picnik today. So I made a collage, and gave myself a mustache.

I tried to save my creations from their fault of being tasteless, so I was going to decorate them oh-so-darling... unfortunately, we only had neon colored food dye. So, the ones that look like men belong on "Slime Time" (anyone else watch that?) Then I just got lazy, and made a lot of these
i'm going to say I was inspired by Pollock... but I wasn't. I actually had to google who he was...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

20 Followers? I could cry

YES!!! Finally, my number of followers has broken out of the teens and into the TWENTIES!!! To celebrate, I turned up some Nsync "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays." (I love me some Gary Coleman in a pimp elf costume). Let us take a look at all the kind things Nsync does in this music video; sending an autographed picture to Santa, having a dance party with homeless people, having a dance party with kids, having a dance party with attractive women, making bleached hair and ski goggles awesome fashion statements, and reminding everyone that all holidays are better with a boy band. In fact, this has inspired me to write an email to Santa (I'm sure he has a macbook pro by now)

Dear Santa,
Let Nsync bring me my presents this year. I'm still convinced I'm meant to marry Justin Timberlake. Please and thank you.

I'm seriously getting ready for Christmas. Tonight, I helped on a fellow student's film because my cousin was in it. It was real. If you didn't know, I have a famous cousin, who is in everyone's movies because she's the cutest ten year old alive. It was a twenty minute drive to get to the location, and I made her listen to me sing Christmas songs both there and back. She's pretty lucky, I do a mean rendition of Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas"

Let's not forget thanksgiving, the holiday that holds us over from Halloween to Christmas. Since I'm in the mood to write emails, I shall now write one to something I am thankful for:

Dear Harris Fine Arts Center
Thank you for being the best building to have all my classes in. I love walking past the practice rooms and hearing pianos, harps, and singers all going at once. I love watching the stage combat kids practice in the hall. I love looking at the partially clothed figure drawings on the fourth floor. I love hearing acting majors muttering their lines as they try to memorize them. Without you, HFAC, I wouldn't feel so darn artsy. Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Goin' Steady"

So, I filmed my final for TMA 185 yesterday. It was exhausting, but fantastic.
Lucky for me, I have family around and I forced them to do everything for me. My lovely Grandma Borup made TWO circle skirts for it, my sister and her boyfriend and her friend acted for me, and my dad helped out with sound.

It was a huge struggle. I am technology challenged, so when we were getting ready to film, my dad and I spent 20 minutes trying to turn the boom mic on. we failed, and so we filmed with the built in mic (Not good). Turns out, all you have to do to turn the mic on is flip the switch.... really complicated, I know.

No, this wasn't taken in the fifties. It was taken yesterday. awesome, no?

Thank you family for letting me yell at you like the great, condescending director I am. (That's a joke, I'm so kind.)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I was meant to be famous

As a child I was convinced I was the next big star. I remember trying to convince my mom to get me an agent. I also remember writing plays and forcing the neighborhood kids to perform them. I would do anything to sing in front of people, and no other kids were allowed to be performers like me. Remember the little pepsi commercial girl, with the black curly hair? (Also played Hellen Keller, and someone in Bicentennial Man) I despised her.

Honestly, I still remember changing the channel whenever those darn commercials came on. I may have imagined punching her if we ever met just because she was famous, and I was not.

I was not as cute as her. I didn't have dimples, I was giant, and a little tone deaf. Thank goodness my mom didn't get me an agent, or else I would have only gotten the part of Chunk on "The Goonies." (Don't ask me to do the truffle shuffle)

Today I stumbled across a younger me on youtube... You're welcome
(Pardon the profanity. Who knew 12 year olds even knew the f word)

don't tell me you didn't laugh a little...

Monday, November 8, 2010

I want to be Ellen

Specifically, Ellen Degeneres. Seriously. The woman is hilarious. Ok, I want to be her minus the whole lesbian deal... Having people come to my show and scare them would be a dream come true for me. Really
(I love this)
Unfortunately for me, I don't think I can pull the hair off.

P.S. The fans have been begging for more, so I'm blogging more.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Feeding Werewolves

So, I was craft services for a capstone film about werewolves. Awesome, riiiiight?

Now, you may ask, what is craft services? It is only the MOST important job on a set. I was in charge of feeding people. When I agreed to do it I thought it'd be real easy. Little did I know that werewolves go into make-up at 6:00 in the morning and they need their bagels, then directors and producers work until midnight and they need their pizza.

Before this experience I would see in the credits of movies "Caterer" and I thought "who cares..." but now, I must insist that next time you see "Caterer" on the credits of your favorite movie you stop for a minute and say a prayer blessing that person with love and lots of money. They deserve it. If you don't feel inclined to say that for every credited caterer, then I'm okay if you only say that prayer for me... really... go ahead.

Poor sleepy werewolf... 

In all seriousness, my mother (Mother Theresa) did most of the work, but I still want all the credit, okay?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

That was the Worst Halloween Ever

If you know me at all, then you know that I am OBSESSED with Halloween. It is, by far, the best holiday.
Now, no one else I know really likes Halloween, so I'm have to force people to celebrate with me. This year, I was going to make everyone go to a haunted corn maze, go to Lagoon's Fightmares, carve pumpkins, have an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon, bob for apples, dress up and do everything Halloween cliche you can think of.
Instead, I got the flu.
 I have very little memory of this last weekend, but I know it was filled with Fresca, Disney Channel Original movies, and my bed. On a positive note, I got to watch all four Halloweentown movies. Jealous?
If you didn't know, Halloweentown is possibly the worst movie ever made. A beautiful collision of tacky effects, and terrible acting. I love it.

At least I had Mickey's Halloween Party with Jojo