27 November 2010

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Ages that gave it birth comes again.”—Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World

Pretty Boys!

Oh my! Who would have thought I'd ever want to buy moisturizer for men! He convinced me...I might just have to get some for D and O for Christmas!!

19 November 2010

“And you say this demon wanted cash? That’s very unusual.”
“Demons after money. Whatever happened to the still beating heart of a virgin? No one has any standards anymore.”—Wesley & Giles-Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Season

17 November 2010

A wedding for your birthday!

Well the amazing Neil Gaiman turned 50 last week and for his birthday his fiancée, Amanda Palmer, gave him a wedding!

A flash mob wedding for a birthday present! It's the perfect present to give the writer who has everything! You really need to read how she pulled it off...and provided the perfect cup of tea! Simply Brilliant!

14 November 2010

"Why is Pecan Creek South getting a light before Pecan Creek?"
"I think it's because they pay H2O more."
"...do you mean HOA?"
--what clever member of my family said this?

12 November 2010

Favorite Fridays!

Leighton Meester! I am absolutely in love with this Marc Jacobs dress that Leighton wore to the Premiere of Country Strong in Nashville this week. Seriously it is stunning. I love her hair, the earrings, the crochet like detail...everything! I think she looks stunning...I love it!

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents! This is the first Terry Pratchett book I've ever read...I know I was pretty surprised as well! I loved it! It's an interesting take on the Pied Piper story and it's amazing! And I love that it didn't end the way I thought it was going to end!

How To Train Your Dragon! I finally saw this movie and loved it! It was a beautiful flick that is super cute and funny! And let's be honest, I really want a pet dragon...and to have Gerard Butler's babies!

08 November 2010

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

05 November 2010

Favorite Fridays!

Hubbard! Today is the birthday of one of my best friends ever! She was my last companion on my mission, an unofficial roommate at BYU, and was an answer to my prayers in both situations! She's amazing, funny, beautiful...and a brand new mommy! F is one lucky little man to have her as his mommy! Happy Birthday Hubbard! I cannot wait to meet your little dude!

Planners! Did I ever mention that I'm slightly obsessed with office supplies? I love planners...even though I don't really plan! But this one looks awesome! Very Harry Potter...and considering that the beginning of the end is released in two weeks I find this very appropriate!

Maroon 5! This week I had to read Latin Lyric Poetry for my Classics class and I was reminded of Maroon 5's Misery. Strange I know but it did! It was Catullus's #85,

I hate & love. And if you should ask how I can do both,
I couldn't say; but I feel it, and it shivers me!

Keira Knightley! I am completely in love with this Chanel dress! It's a navy dress with white, red, and blue stripes with tassel things around her neck...and look at those blue ankle boots!! I am also loving her new wavy bob too!

01 November 2010

"Correct as always my silver-haired fox…I mean Gibbs, sir, boss.”—Abby, NCIS

29 October 2010

Favorite Fridays!

Mischief Managed Mug! I am loving this Harry Potter mug! Wouldn't you just love to sip your tea in this mug while watching or reading about Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs! Now all I need is a Marauders Map!

Erdem! I am seriously in love with this dress and those shoes! I kept looking in my closet Sunday morning hoping to find something in there that would come close to this...but I don't even own a red dress! I know it was hard for me to realize it too...It's perfection!

The Secret of Kells! A beautiful flick with lots of Irish accents! It's 2-D animated film which is lovely because it's been a while since I've watched one. It was nominated for an Academy Award...but lost to Up!...and if you need another reason to watch it, Brendan Gleeson...Mad Eye Moody...is one of the voices!

28 October 2010

“She’s French. Kissing for her is like a genetic tic.”—Becky Jack, The Actor and the Housewife

27 October 2010


Did you know that they are still making new episodes of Arthur!? Who would have thought the show was still going! They have to be one of the coolest shows ever because Neil Gaiman guest stared in an episode this week! Check out Falafelosophy! Gaiman is a cat, dressed in typical Gaiman like black...except for at one point he's in a blue wetsuit! He encourages...some name I cannot remember because it's not Arthur or DW...to write a graphic novel! It's pretty cool!

26 October 2010

“It’s a classic transformation story. Are you now or have you ever been a Norse God, Vampire or Time Traveling Cyborg?”
“I have known you since what, first grade? I think that maybe I would have told you!”
“Vampire wouldn't tell, Cyborg wouldn’t know.”—Ned Freedman & Mike O’Donnell-17 Again

Whining about life...

Well the semester has past the half way point and I can tell. I'm done with one of the two presentations I have to do this week which is a relief, but let's be honest the easy one, British Authors, was done today. Now I have to try to put together an intelligent presentation on the effect of a maternal relationship on knighthood in Parzival...and I haven't finished the book! Not for a lack of trying. I've never read a book that puts me to sleep faster...not even the bible in Spanish!

The worst part is waiting to get back the paper I wrote on Parzival already. I must say that the worst part of writing a paper is knowing that you are going to get it back...especially since it was the most crap paper I've ever written! I really hate when a professor repeats over and over, carefully reread your papers before you turn them in...mainly because I write most...alright all of them...the night before and morning of! I cannot help it, it just happens, and know I'm pretty sure I failed the paper. Well not fail, but I'm praying for a freaking C. It was bad. So I cannot sleep, my anxiety levels are up...my sleeping patterns are nonexistent which means I'm tired, and cranky a lot. I don't want to depend on caffeine because, seriously, I just don't. Sleep deprivation is the worst punishment my body could possibly reek on me.

Not only that but I'm kind of sick of reading! That's right! Well to be honest it's more of the crap required reading I have to do. They aren't bad individually but trying to get everything read and not fall asleep during these...super boring...books is just terrible! On top of that, I teach Sunday School, which I quite enjoy but feel guilty because I usually don't have time to prepare until the Sunday of. Which I will flatly deny if anyone asks about. But being the Gospel Doctrine teacher has to be the best calling I've ever had. Well that and when I was in charge of writing the Relief Society weekly emails!

...Well another day has come and I'm off to school to pick up that lovely paper! You all have a great day! And did anyone watch the awesomeness that is Sherlock on Sunday?!? Did you love it!?...and just for your information Martin Freeman, Dr. Watson, has officially been cast as Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit!! So exciting!

21 October 2010

“You know what? You’re the only smart person I really like.”—Booth-Bones

20 October 2010


Oh my goodness! Sherlock is going to be on PBS this Sunday! Now if you have not seen it yet...and have waited to watch it legally which is very good of you...You Need To See It!!! It's amazing...mind blowing...oh it's good!

“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.” —Neil Gaiman-M is for Magic

15 October 2010

Favorite Fridays!

Wait Until Dark! I love this movie and it's perfect for Halloween! A blind woman, a killer, a doll, and fake cops...plus Audrey Hepburn! It's a classic! If you haven't seen this movie, you need to stop what you are doing and find it!

Valentino! Claire Danes actually wore this back in July to the Valentino show but I love it! I love the ruffled collar, and I am seriously loving those nude studded heels! I think she looks simply gorgeous!

JO! Woo Hoo! It's official they're getting married! And it's about time too! J is super cute and a perfect addition to our family! So thank you J for wanting to put up with O for all eternity! Time to plan another party!!

08 October 2010

“The man who’ll blow your brains out is Marshal Zane Cooper. You’ve probably heard of him, I know what you’re thinking, he’s old and decrepit, gums his food AND his women, but he can still shoot straight. And After you is ugly Annie Bransford. When she was born, she came out backwards and no one noticed. Hell, when she was little, her parents had to tie a pork chop around her neck so the dog would play with her. When she’s making love, she has to pretend SHE’S someone else!”—Maverick, Maverick

04 October 2010

Reading gave me unrealistic expectations...Men!

Last month Uncle R and my cousin L asked me what I was looking for in a guy, I laughed and answered...an English accent! But then tonight as I put off reading more papers on Parzival I came across this quote again...

"As she chattered and laughed and cast quick glances into the house and the yard, her eyes fell on a stranger, standing alone in the hall, staring at her in a cool impertinent way that brought her up sharply with a mingled feeling of feminine pleasure that she had attracted a man and an embarrassed sensation that her dress was too low in the bosom. He looked quite old, at least thirty-five. He was a tall man and powerfully built. Scarlett thought she had never seen a man with such wide shoulders, so heavy with muscles, almost too heavy for gentility. When her eyes caught his, he smiled, showing animal-white teeth below a close clipped black moustache. He was dark of face, swarthy as a pirate, and his eyes were as bold and black as a pirate´s appraising a galleon to be scuttled or a maiden to be ravished. There was a cool recklessness in his face and a cynical humor in his mouth as he smiled at her, and Scarlett caught her breath. She felt that she should be insulted by such a look and was annoyed with herself because she did not feel insulted. She did not know who he could be, but there was undeniably a look of good blood in his face. It showed in the thin hawk nose over the full red lips, the high forehead and the wide-set eyes."--Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

...Now for you unfortunate people who have not read the actual book Gone with the Wind, you are missing out, because it is even better then the movie! And those of you who have not seen the movie...shame on you!...BTW don't you think Clark Gable was the perfect choice to play Rhett Butler?!...I cannot even count the number of times I've watched the movie...every time I stayed home for school when I was sick, when ever my Mother was sick, and a whole lot of just because times!

The quote is when Scarlett O'Hara first sees Rhett Butler. Doesn't it just make you smile and think...Holy Fetch that's a man, then where the heck did men like that go!! Just reading it again makes me go weak in the knees, which is a good thing I'm sitting down. But honestly when was the last time someone ravished you with their eyes! Now don't get me wrong I know exactly what kind of man Rhett Butler is, but honestly despite all his faults, I cannot help but love him...and Scarlett too...seriously I've always wanted to have kids named Rhett or Scarlett, but they aren't very good role models! I love the way Mitchell writes, I really need to reread this book! It's just a matter of when, cause I really do need to read more about Parzival! Dang school getting in the way of my enjoyable reading time!

03 October 2010

“Anya has a theory. She thinks Martha Stewart froze that guy.”
“Don’t be ridiculous. Martha Stewart isn’t a demon. She’s a witch.”
“Please, she-Really?”
“Of course. Nobody could do that much decoupage without calling on the powers of darkness.”—Xander & Anya, Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Season

02 October 2010

Favorite Fridays!

NCIS! I love this show! Did anybody watch the premiere? It was EXCELLENT! My favorite premiere of this season! I love Gibbs, Tony, McGee, Abby, Ziva, Ducky, Palmer...the whole team! I'm not sure how I feel about the new interns that are there now...why are they here? But didn't you just love seeing Papa Gibbs again! This is my favorite show by far!

Emily Deschanel! Yep, Brennan from Bones got married...for reals! And though she looks gorgeous, I absolutely love what I can see of her dress...I cannot help but feel that her marrying someone other that David Boreanaz is just...wrong!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! J.K. Rowling is a genius! Reading it again is amazing! I'm still waiting for my letter to Hogwarts! Every September 1st don't you want to get on the Hogwarts Express, put on school robes, greet Hagrid, ride in canoes over a stormy lake to catch your first glimpse of Hogwarts, to put on the sorting hat and be sorted, then to take part in a magical feast prepared by house elves! Can you imagine the thrill of going to buy your first wand, tasting butter beer, chocolate frogs that really jump, seeing photos and paintings moving and talking to you, owning an owl and using it to deliver mail, and visiting Gringotts! This is the first book of one of the greatest stories ever written! Rowling has a gift and I'm so glad she shared it with us! Can you remember how you felt when you first read Harry Potter?!

01 October 2010

“I love English guys. They can take the simplest sentence and make them sound like the most sophisticated, eloquent, and heartfelt combination of words you’ve ever heard in your entire life.”—Jerramy Fine-Someday My Prince Will Come

27 September 2010

More Star Wars!

PB was came as a Clone Trooper!

D was Darth Maul!

PB, L and N!

Mom and Papa!

La Familia R!

O and J!

I have mad Lightsaber skills!

The whole group!

La Familia D!

PB really enjoyed hitting the Pinata!

It was definitely a Happy Birthday...to Me!

22 September 2010

Star Wars Party!

26 years and I've never had a Star Wars party...shocking I know! But it was so fun! We had lots of sugar and food!

Star Wars sugar cookies!
Chocolate and Pop Rocks suckers!

Cup Cakes with Awesome Star Wars things!

and of course R2-D2!

For dinner we had imitation Costa Vida Sweet Pork salad...and Broccoli slaw! Notice the light saber...that really works...and Death Star pinata...which started out as a pumpkin!

With a green yoda drink!

Awesome table and I owe it all to B...and Burger King! I spray painted wine bottles silver and then pulled out all my old Star Wars toys! Yep, Mel and I had to eat a lot of kids meals for these toys, but aren't they cool!

Presents guarded by Darth Vader!