I. Just. Can't. Help. Myself.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
For my first make believe job, I would like to be....
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
And looks like you can actually buy one soon.
- An actual PG movie. That's not a cartoon.
- Hugh Dancy.
- Isla Fisher doing the "fan dance".
- Made me want to buy a green scarf.
- I snort-laughed during the fan dance scene.
- Fairly predictable.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Jake: Grandpa CHOOSE THE RIGHT! THAT MEANS BE NICE!
Marla: blah blah blah Stupid blah blah
*Jake, immediately stops what he's doing and exclaims*:
Marla, what did you just say?!!!
Marla: Sorry sorry sorry sorry!!
Jake: CHOOSE THE RIGHT MARLA!
7 a: a person marked by notable or conspicuous traits "quite a character".
Jana: Come over here and give me a big hug.
*Jana squeezes a little too hard.*
Jake: Ouuuuchhh Jana - you hurt me with your big hug!
Monday, February 23, 2009
- Cherry blossom themes on gmail. Click account settings, themes, and wah-lah. How pretty!
- The new double chocolate cookie at Great Harvest. Hubba Hubba.
- Salmon romaine salad with chipotle dressing, grilled asparagus, green onions, red pepper, carrot shavings, and celery.
- Oatmeal, the real stuff - not the instant, with fresh strawberries and bananas, milk & brown sugar a la Keys cafe style (and if you are going there, try their buckwheat pancakes or their eggs benedict).
- My "once was lost now is found" GRATITUDE journal.
- Quotes. My latest favorite: "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn" - Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Packages in the mail and real letters.
- Seminary. For reals. Best. Thing. Ever.
- Diet Coke with Lime. I wanna kiss the genius who invented it.
- LOST. They quoted the New Testament on prime time national TV. Excerpt: "No longer was Jack the Doubting Thomas of the Caravaggio painting in Ms. Hawking's church. He had undergone what they call a ''Pauline'' conversion — named after the former persecutor of Christ, Saul, who beheld a vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus, became a believer, and renamed himself Paul — and I'd love to note that my most favorite painting in the world, ''The Conversion On The Road To Damascus,'' is also by Caravaggio."
In case you were wondering, here's what that famous picture looks like:PS Just one tiny thing I'm not grateful for - Blogger's formatting. ARGH!
Friday, February 20, 2009
For Alicia. The girl who's secretly dying bust a move at any moment.
Because it was really the Oregon trail that taught me everything I know about budgeting and not that annoying Suzie Ormond lady.
For Reva & Jeff, who always have tons of megafun in their van.
Back to the Future made my 80's so special.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Cheers: "Quack Quack" sound effect (way to think outside the cubical)
Jeers: No Muppet soundtrack. Boo!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Olesya had never seen the movie What about Bob. For me, this is like sinning. It's a sin to not see this movie. She repented as she watched it. I made sure to show her the part where Bob is eating dinner with Dr. Leo Marvin's family. And I said, Look Olesya, this is you eating at my family's house last night. She was mortifed but really she should have been flattered. I mean, who wouldn't want to be like Bob Wiley? MMMMmmmm.... Mmmmm..... Mmmmmm!!!
My mom's lovely raspberry salad.
Little Amy Larson! No longer a Larson. What a beautiful wedding. I love this picture of her. It was 19 degrees out with a cold, blustery wind but love kept them warm (I just threw up in my mouth a little).
Here is Jeff, Matthew (I heart his style - blue ruffle shirt and awesome General Authority glasses) and Olesya.
This is Olesya taking away my turle chocolate cake at Cafe Latte. I think next time she comes to town I'm going to take her to White Castle. A After a couple of sliders, I'll take her to the MOA and we'll go on the Sponge Bob Square Pants ride. That'll teach her to mess with my cake.
This was happy Marla. Before the Great Cake Takeover.
Don't worry, she shared with me. Chocolate (especially good chocolate) makes church much more delicious.
We had yummy cinnamon bread french toast with strawberries and raspberries for breakfast with my fabulous new green retro dishes (TJ Maxx is my zen).
It was a fabulous weekend. Olesya is now back in New York, missing Minnesota. She can't go on and on about the stars or the fresh air or the large department stores. She will be hustling and bustling, somehow managing to "tolerate" Rockefeller center, delicious cheesecake around the clock, the Brooklyn Bridge and of course the Muppet factory at FAO Schwartz. The grass is always greener! Until next time dear Olesya!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I will just have to look at the graphics to console myself.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Can you guess this one? Here's a hint: Cheshire Cat.
A winter carnival wouldn't be a carnival without an ice sculpture of the First Supper now would it.
Cut to flashing lights (note to self, do not type that phrase into google ever.ever. again):
Officer: Do you know how fast you were going? Side note: Why the CRAP do they ask you that? What's the purpose. I wanna know!
Luckily this time I didn't lie or pretend I didn't know. Maybe it was due to the lesson in seminary that morning on Ananias and Saphira. You know what happened when they lied in Acts Chapter 5? They kicked the bucket, cashed in, gave up the ghost, bit the dust, croaked, or my favorite 'yep, she dead'. Moral of the story: Lie and you die.
I much prefer the moral of LOST - Live Together or Die Alone. But that's another story. PS Sawyer and Jack, I love you, marry me, both of you, we can all live together in a bungalow in Maui.Back to the how fast were you going bullcrap question:
Cop: Do you know what the speed limit is?
Maybe I should've said 45. Because that's possibly what his radar clocked me at... but if my Dad is reading this, he clocked me at 32.
---I just dropped dead and can't finish this post.---
So the inevitable happened and I got a ticket. I wrote out the check. Put it in the envelope with the big red stripe across the front like the Scarlett Letter and I will mail it in...because that's the law.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I found my man!
I'm going to need a bit of work on the beer drinking, country girl (read redneck) and tattoo aspects. But heck, I've got the other two in the bag.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
What I learned yesterday in my Chinese class at work:
Take a right turn
Take a left turn
Take me to the Howard Johnson hotel
What I wish I would've learned:
Where are the fake Coach purses?
Am I eating cat?
Does this t-shirt come in xtra large? Because all you people are size 0.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
What cracks me up about this video is not Isaiah, it's Emily's strange panting noises and blblblblb-ing bizness. She was not aware that I was taping this. She will be a great mom with all those sound effect, dontcha think? I sure do.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I flipped and read, flipped and read and flip flip flipped some more.
Until the very last page... pause. And pause some more.
Savior of the world.
Sitting on mother's lap.
How she loved him!
Her sweet little boy.
Her baby in a manger.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Sadly, I don't have a picture of the Whole Foods store that was ginormous or a picture of the lemon filled raspberry cupcake with chiffon frosting that I ate in the back seat of the Lexus without spilling a drop.