Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tag... I'm it...

I have been tagged. 


- Post these rules
- Post a photo and eleven random things about yourself
- Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you
- Create eleven new questions for the people you tag
- Contact those you choose and let them know they've been tagged

1. My red hair made me feel like some sort of super hero... and I miss it a lot
2. I can't go in any basement without another person or my dog
3. I'm going to work for stinking Conan this summer!!! WOOOO yeah
4. My newest obsession is How I Met Your Mother
5. When no one else is home I find karaoke on youtube and singing to myself as loud as possible.
6. At least once in my life, I want to do a stand up comedy routine. Just once
7,  I watched all the season's of Lost... but I never saw the last episode. 
8. I refuse to make one of these facts about how hard it is to come up with 11 facts... So, I love pineapples
9. I can sleep more than anyone I know
10. The sign from my 16th birthday party is still hanging up in my garage... I'm 22... oh gross, I'm TWENTY TWO!!!! I'm seriously a grown up 
11. My favorite color is yellow

1. If you were endowed with one super power, what would it be? 
 Instant healing, like wolverine.

2. What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? I cry... 

3. What is one food that you will not eat?Anything with transfat... I read something about it on wikipedia when I was freshman and I've been terrified ever since

4. Why did you start blogging?Because I thought my life was going to be a lot cooler and more exciting than it is.

5. If you had to spend a day not using any technology, what would you do?Playing the piano and singing

6. If you could be a cartoon character, who would you want to be?
Jessica Rabbit. She is one sexy woman. 

7. When was the last time you cried?
See question #2

8. Favorite smell?
The smell of VICTORY!!! Or the candle I got my mom for Christmas

9. Name two things you love about yourself?
 (stolen from Treg. It's a good thing to recognize.)
My hair (when it's not giving me migraines)
My family

10.What's your biggest pet peeve?
When someone is flakey

11. What's one thing in your life now, that you never would have never predicted in your past?
That my sister and I are actually friends... I remember my mom telling me it would happen, but I never dreamed it a million years her prediction would come true.

Other People - same questions I was given (I loved them Brooke)
- Jessica Kennedy
- BEN BORUP (yeah, I dare you to do a blog post that's NOT about metal detecting)
- Jaclyn Gunter (this is a challenge)
-Emily Bateman 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

This film has been in my instant queue on Netflix for months, but I didn't get a chance to watch it until tonight. Best decision ever.

It was my first experience with Marilyn Monroe. I don't know how I felt about her before, but let me tell you that I now love this woman.
Who else could look so adorable singing about gold digging?
If you don't think you like older musicals, you will like this one. Let me give you the reasons why:

1. The musical number "Ain't Anyone Here for Love?" - This involves a large group of scantily clad men in flesh colored bathing suits performing stunts while Jane Russell walks around adoring their muscles. It may be the most unintentionally awkward, gay scene ever.
This is one of the less strange screen grabs I could find
2. The moral of the story is that you really should marry for money. I was ready for her to change her ways in the end, and fall in love with some penniless guy. Nope. She marries the rich guy for his money, and you feel really good about it.

3. There's a double wedding. They wear matching dresses. It's my new dream. Too bad Jo was married over a year ago...
4. It's only an hour and a half

5. This is the movie that originated the song "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"

6. Marilyn Monroe gets stuck in a window, and a 10 year old millionaire helps her... hilarity ensues

Lame blog post? Maybe. But, as people who love blog stalking always say "It is better to have blogged and it be lame, than to never have blogged at all."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dear Conan

Dear Conan,

I look forward to our time together this summer, I hope you're as excited for it as I am. When I got the email this morning I started to cry I was so excited. Lots of tears. I called my dad, called Jo, danced around my house while screaming, then drove to my mom's school to tell her the good news in the teacher's lounge. I imagine you probably did the same things when you discovered you were going to have me as an intern.

After the initial shock wore off, I decided to see who else you've decided to bring on board. After a little Facebook stalking I realized that you must really like my personality, because I don't have the resume of some of those other kids. I don't go to Harvard or NYU, but hey, I've got street cred in Utah AND the Jungle Cruise, and that makes up for something.

I love your perfectly quaffed red hair, your snow white skin, and the 3 feet difference in our height. This may be true love. Of course, we can't forget the woman who brought us together: Jo. Without her, this opportunity to see our love blossom would have never happened. We should send her roses.

I will look forward to our day of meeting every moment until I see your resplendent face.

Yours truly,

PS - Here is a picture of me one minute after I opened the email
Who has two thumbs and the opportunity of a lifetime?