Sunday, January 31, 2010

pitter pat

I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.
I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can’t do a handstand-
I might overflow.
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said-
I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.
Shel Silverstein

Saturday, January 30, 2010

hello childhood memory

i've missed you.

sometimes things come along unexpectedly that fling you immediately back 16 years.

today that happened to me

and it was delightful.

i will never love you more

"i will never love you more than the drummer of flaming lips
i will never love you more than woody allen movies
i will never love you more than the white album of the beatles
i will never love you more than singing in the shower
i will never love you more than peanut butter"

i will never love you more: soko

"all she's got is blondeness, not even tenderness
and she's clever-less
she'll dump you for a model called brendan
he will pay for a beautiful surgery because he is full of money.
you never called me back
you were dating that bleached blonde girl and if i find her
i swear i'll kill her
she stole my future she broke my dream
i'll kill her she stole my future when she took you away"

i'll kill her: soko

The feisty, raw, real, original and extremely talented Soko.The fact that I’m obsessed with her tiger and wish I had one definitely helped. But I am telling you, this girl is captivating. You can hear some of Soko’s music on her myspace page and also on youtube. She's wonderful.

photo of the day

love my brother. love austin collie. love the colts. perfection.

frustration is...

when someone leaves this much pink lemonade and puts it back in the refrigerator...

Friday, January 29, 2010


“Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light and the red balloon. Goodnight bears. Goodnight chairs. Goodnight kittens. Goodnight mittens. Goodnight clocks and goodnight socks. Goodnight little house and goodnight mouse. Goodnight comb and goodnight brush. Goodnight nobody. Goodnight mush and goodnight to the old lady whispering, “hush”. Goodnight stars, goodnight air. Goodnight noises everywhere.”

dancing little marionette, are you happy now?

this sculpture makes me happy

"..and then alice fell down the rabbit hole"

'Well!' thought Alice to herself, 'after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they'll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn't say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!' (Which was very likely true.)
Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! 'I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. 'I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a VERY good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) '--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)
Presently she began again. 'I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny it'll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think--' (she was rather glad there WAS no one listening, this time, as it didn't sound at all the right word) '--but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?' (and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy curtseying as you're falling through the air! Do you think you could manage it?) 'And what an ignorant little girl she'll think me for asking! No, it'll never do to ask: perhaps I shall see it written up somewhere."
-Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

sometimes I feel like alice...second guessing yourself as you are falling down a long tunnel only to find that you are in a strange world that you don't understand.

i really really love this music video. very neat. very alice-esque. figured now would be as good a time as any to post it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

kind of in love...

with this paper chandelier from pottery barn

borderline obsessed.

"i'll tell you one thing fred darling...i'd marry you for your money in a minute"

throughout my life i have seen a lot of movies. my parents are movie people. they both have their individual taste in movies and lucky us got to sample them both. disney films were a staple as kids (obviously) and as i grew up i learned to really enjoy smaller scale indie films. some of my favorites include: junebug, my sassy girl, and expiration date (jen you have to see that movie) among others. but no matter how many amazing movies i've seen big hits or otherwise nothing will ever replace the classics. my parents could both agree that classic movies were best. one of my dad's favorite movies is "a philidelphia story" which i've grown a deep love for. but no other movie in the world speaks to me more than "breakfast at tiffanys"

i'm not sure why. maybe it's the lead character Holly Golightly's (played by the amazing audrey hepburn) eccentric personality.

maybe it's Paul Varjak's (played by George Peppard) cynicism.

maybe its the way neither of them believe in love.

maybe it's the way they find it anyway.

i really identify with the characters and i've always wanted to be exactly like audrey hepburn.

plus i feel the same way as holly about tiffanys.

it's filled with so many classic lines...

"I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face."

"The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling? Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name"

"You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you."

"You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky."

"Certain shades of limelight will ruin a girls complexion"

i just absolutely am madly in love with this movie. it's a love story but a love story i can identify with. it's beautiful, sad, funny, magical.

please if you haven't seen this movie. do. immediately. you won't regret it.

eight legged love

i think the idea of having an octopus as a pet is intriguing. they are so awesome to watch and i've always been fascinated by them but how would they would work as pets? i decided to investigate the possibility of having such a pet. eHow told me this information which i thought was hysterical! i had to post this...please tell me someone else can appreciate this.

On keeping an octopus (granted it has to be a small one):
These eight-legged sea creatures are infamous escape artists. Even an octopus with a melon-sized head can slip through a hole the size of a nickel. Pygmy octopuses can fit through any hole, no matter the size. So when setting up your tank, be sure that the lid is tightly secured. Even if it has no holes or openings in it does not mean it is secured. There have been several reports of octopuses figuring out how to lift the lid and wriggle out. If you have other tanks nearby, an octopus can escape, get into another tank for some munchies, then return to their own tank! This is because octopuses are also active hunters.

i'm seriously considering getting one as a pet after i move out. what do you think?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

blizzards, lost cars, pizza, and Tyler Hilton

I know the title of the blog looks like a "one of these things does not belong here" game.

It's not.

Believe it or not all these things tie into one event.

The Sundance Film Festival

Jessica and I decided we were going to brave the cold weather (and winter storm advisories) and head up to Park City, UT for the annual film fest.

I was really excited because it's the perfect place to do some celebrity spotting. I even wore my sunglasses (at night) around for awhile so I'd look like a celebrity too. Then people would come up to me and be like "aren't you that one girl?" and I'd be like "yes" and then they'd say "can we have your autograph?" and I would give it to them because that is the kind of tender hearted celebrity I am!...
sorry. back to reality.
When we got there our first item of business was to eat. We were starving. After hanging out and chatting with some cool kids on the shuttle (shout out to scarf boys!!!) we decided the best place to go would be

We split a DIVINE Hawaiian style pizza and then braved the cold weather again.

Walking down the street we happened upon an art gallery. I said out loud "ya know Tyler Hilton is supposed to be playing at an art gallery"
and just then who do I see through the window?
Tyler Hilton

If you don't know who Tyler Hilton should. I've blogged about him before.
But here's some more info:

he is a musician who writes incredible music. seriously lyrics like poetry set to music type music
he is an actor. acting gigs include: one tree hill, walk the line, charlie bartlett, and a cameo in Taylor Swift's video "Teardrops on My Guitar"

he is awesome
pretty much all you need to know.

so we go inside just as he is about to start his set. he sang. he played guitar. he was awesome.
after we hung out to say hi and have a little photo op. he was so cool. we chatted. we exchanged hilarious anecdotes. at one point he hit me with his jacket. i didn't care. he smelled like hair gel and genius.

then we braved the cold once more (at this point the snow is coming down in a blizzard like pattern. the ground is covered in snow/mud slushy. it is slippery.)

whilst walking along the sidewalk we bumped into (literally) Ian Ziering. You may remember him as Steve Sanders. It was too cold to get a pic. I've met him already anyway.
Then we proceeded to look for somewhere to hang out. We found a little hole-in-the-wall type bar that wasn't as crowded as the rest.
whilst entering the bar we bumped into (not literally) Andy from The Bachelor. He was with some girl and on his way out so no picture there either.

We hung out for awhile and then decided we should head out. It was midnight at this point and the snow was coming down even harder.

We hopped back on the shuttle to head back to the car. And met up with our long lost buddies "the scarf boys". Shuttle drops us off at Lot #4. We enter said lot and can't find the car anywhere. We proceed to walk up the snow covered hill to lots 3,2, and 1 respectively. Still no car.
We then proceed to walk all the way back down the hill and finally (after walking through snow literally up to our knees, falling down multiple times, and laughing so hard we almost pee our pants) we find the car in lot #6.

We made the treacherous journey back down the hill through Park City and back down the canyon. Thanks to Jess's amazing driving skills and rockstar of a car we got back down safely. We went to a shady Wal-Mart for some supplies and headed on back to her place for a slumber party! Which was so fun because we hadn't done that since college when we all used to bring our mattresses out to the living room...aww memories.

After an episode of Jersey Shore we both crashed.

All in all it was a great weekend. I had a blast and can't wait to do it all again next year!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Life is a Highway

and if that highway includes cat fights, high pitched voices, mascara, hairspray, screaming, raccoons, s'mores, wine, tears, pink luggage (monkey baby I'm talking to you here...), and roses...
you might be on a road trip with the bachelorettes.

Sound like a good time?

If you answered yes please stop reading this and seek help. Now.

Week 4 and seriously it feels like this show has been going on a lot longer doesn't it?
I will say there was a whole lot less sociopathic behavior (aka entertainment) now that Michelle is gone to what we all hope is a highly specialized mental facility.
But it was still good because now we are getting down to it. Girls are starting to stand out and Jake is making some important cuts.
We start out this episode with 9 girls in an RV headed up the California coast (with Jake faithfully leading the way on his motorcycle of course).

Gia gets the individual date...
They went to a vineyard for some wine tasting and then went back to Jake's campsite for some hot dogs and smores. I loved when Jake said
"We're doing it low key and one might expect steaks or something but we're having hot dogs and I really want to see how Gia handles that"
It reminded me of last week when he made Vienna jump off a bridge for her rose. I half expected Jake to make Gia walk through the bonfire flames for hers.
But he didn't.
They ended up having a great time and guess what? Gia wants to adopt a Chinese baby! In case you were wondering...
she got her rose.
She's ok but I think she is not really ready to get married and there is still something really superficial and materialistic about her.

Group date was next with: Ashleigh, Tenley, Vienna, Corrie, Ali, and another random brunette (apparently her name was Jessie? Pretty sure I gave her the best slurred speech the first night award so...yeah).
They went doonbuggy-ing (which is of course a word) and apparently had fun.

I think Jake really really likes Tenley which makes me a little nervous because I'm not sure she is emotionally prepared for another relationship. She cries EVERY time she talks about her ex and this is her first dating experience since her divorce??? That doesn't seem right. Plus she talks in a baby voice and pretty sure she has a thing for princess dresses, tiaras, and princess figurines from the Disney store. Doesn't she seem that type to you?

I still love Ali. Enough said about that.

Jake had a momentary lifting of the fog while talking to Vienna. He kind of called her out on getting caught up in drama with the other girls and told her that she seems to act totally different with him than with the girls. And said there were some red flags...
I'm really going to highlight that for you so that when your jaw drops to the ground at the end of this you will read back and remember why...

Ok so then there was another date card that read...
"Two girls one rose
One stays, one goes"
Chris Harrison

And the 2 lucky girls were monkey baby and Kathryn.
They had an ok time but in the end Jake sent them BOTH home.

The scene goes to Jake dramatically burning the rose he was supposed to give to one of the girls while sinister music played.
I love reality tv.

So for those mathematicians out there he is now down to 7 girls.

At the rose ceremony he was supposed to hand out 4 roses.
Gia already had one
and he gave another one to Tenley
He gives one to Ali

He gives one to Corrie

and then tells Chris Harrison he only wants to give out 1 more instead of 2.
And the final rose went to....

WHAT??? Yeah I know...I have no idea why either. Didn't he watch the season when he was on "The Bachelorette" and everyone was warning Jillian about Wes (him included) and she kept him around?
Um hello Jake? Meet female Wes. Her name is Vienna.


and obscure brunette #2 went home but judging by this girls outfit in her photo I would have sent her home the first week.

It will be interesting to see how next week pans out.

I did want to share an observation I had last night. So you know how when you watch sports all the ads are for like Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, etc...and like...oil changes?
All the ads during the Bachelor were for waterproof mascara and anti-depressants.
I think not.

Well that's it for this week. Any thoughts???

And if you were doing your math
9 women-1 normal girl-1 monkey baby-1 cute blonde-1 camouflage brunette= 5 left

Monday, January 25, 2010

We're In Miami Trick...

So as you probably guessed I spent most (if not all) of my day on Sunday watching football. I didn't know if I would be able to watch the Colts vs Jets game because I was so nervous and there was a time in the 1st half when I was really nervous however...
it's always darkest right before dawn
and in the second half my Colts lit up that scoreboard for a W over the Jets, the title of AFC Champions and a trip to Miami to compete in the Super Bowl. Again.

Just a little fun fact for ya'll: the 4 times the Colts have been to the SuperBowl all 4 times it has taken place in Miami and 3 out of those 4 have resulted in a win. Just sayin...

And in other news I also watched the Saints vs Vikings in the NFC championship game (Saints being my 2nd favorite team in the NFL and Brett Favre being one of my least favorite things) and was pleased that the Saints defeated the Vikings and will join us in Miami.

I wonder which team Favre will try to play for next season?

Don't get me wrong however...I like the Saints but...

Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?

The Colts!

PS Just a shout out to my boy Austin Collie who was totally BRILLIANT!

And to Garcon...

I know I've said some not nice things about you (like how you can hardly catch a football) but they way you played on Sunday- I take back...1/2 of what I said.
And please play that way on February 7th.
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