Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Crisis

I have had some complaints that all I do is post the occasional video and I don't actually write anything of substance. I am going to work on that. However, before I really commit I want to post a video/song. Mostly song, but I don't really know how to just post the song so you get a youtube video instead. I went and saw 7 pounds a week ago and there was a song at the end that I couldn't get out of my head or my heart I guess (sorry, cheesy I know). I thought I might have heard it before, but I couldn't remember where. Well, I bought the 7 pounds soundtrack to find it and it wasn't even on there! After about an hour of internet searching, I found what I was looking for. I had heard it before in The Legend of 1900 and I remember it having the same effect on me. It's called The Crisis by Ennio Morricone. The third note kills me. I love it so much, maybe you will too.

Monday, December 29, 2008


I was rereading my blog from January of last year and I made a lot of resolutions for 2008. Since 2009 is later this week, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit some of these resolutions and see how I did.

1)Get more sleep- I think I can honestly say that I did much better at this in 2008 than the years before. Part of it had to do with being in grad school and EXHAUSTED most of the time, but also the fact that I gave up caffeine seemed to really make the difference. I still struggle about once a week, but I don't think that I am sleep deprived.

2)No more soda. Well, that didn't last long. I drank soda and a lot of it most of the year. Once I quit caffeine I just started drinking soda of the caffeine free variety. But I have done ridiculously well with the no caffeine thing, I think that I can try the no soda thing. Why not?

3)Gym 3X a week. Ha! I think that sums it up.

4)Try harder at work. Well, I only worked half the year and then I started grad school (which is way harder than work). I got straight A's, so I think this one was sufficiently completed. Don't you?

5)Spend less time on the internet. I definitely did this one. Well, I spent less leisure time on the internet. I got rid of LDS linkup and myspace and my blog a day went away, this blog has also been seriously lacking. I think for 2009 I am going to reframe this resolution. I want to be better about posting on my blog.

6)Start singing and performing. Check. Citrine helped me with that. I just wish I had more time.

7) Read at least one book a month. I was reading two a month for a while until school started. I think I read about 12 books this year, maybe thirteen. The book club will go on!!! I am recommitting myself to it this year. January's book is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. Read it with me.

8)No more swearing. Well . . . dammit.

Six out of eight isn't so bad, right?

Sometimes I don't feel like I am doing much in my life. I see all my friends with their cute families and projects and I feel a little behind or unsuccessful. As I reflect on the past year of my life, I realize I have had a lot of new experiences. I had my heart broken, I quit my job, I started school and I love it. This time next year I will be a therapist . . . crazy. I'm not behind- just on a slightly different path and that is ok.

As for resolutions my expectations for 2009 aren't so lofty. I am sure that I will get my heart broken again (I don't wish for it, but it happens every year). I know I will have a graduate degree- that's exciting. I hope to be a better friend. I hope to have a few exciting adventures. I hope that next year as I look back on 2009 I will be happy with myself and what I have accomplished. . . and that's about it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cold and lost

The semester ended and I decided to get away. Good thing I have someone to getaway to, too bad it's just as cold there as it is here- if not colder. Ah, Missouri. Since it was so cold and since I was really going to see a person and not so much the place, we stayed inside most of the time. We watched an entire season of Lost (it was season 4, holy crap my pants I love that show) and made sugar cookies. . . so so many sugar cookies. I like to think of it as an experiment to find the best store made sugar cookie mix. Walmart's generic brand won (in case you were wondering).

We went to a movie (Keanu Reeves should just stop making movies), Church (this crazy old lady who looked like Liam Neeson told us we were a cute couple), out to dinner, a book store, a little Christmas window shopping and just enjoyed each other's company. It was a good time. Oh and I totally didn't take pictures. I never do, I always forget. So here is one (the other ones were REALLY bad). This is on the way to the airport on the way home.

Dave isn't even looking, but he was driving and it's winter, so can you blame him?

When I got to the airport, my flight had been overbooked due to a snow storm in Vegas- weird. So they offered people a hotel stay and a travel voucher for future use if they gave up their seat. So I did it! The hotel was super nice and now I can travel again for free. Free is always good. But after getting up super early, flying home, working all day and then going to a Holiday party I feel like I might crash at any minute- oh and my house is FREEZING. Seriously, my butt almost stuck to the toilet seat.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dave showed me this and now I am showing you. I freaking love it.

So amazing, he is singing it phonetically and wearing a diaper.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let the Right One In

In my last post I mentioned that on our girl's weekend we saw a "vampire movie". I know what you are thinking, but you're wrong. The movie we actually saw did have a little romantic subplot but in a totally different way. If you don't like scary things, you may not want to watch the trailer.

I liked it. It was disturbing and left us talking about it for hours. And rather than sparkling in the sunlight, a vampire actually bursts into flames.

Why do kids make things seem so much creepier?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Weepies

On Friday, Me, Aliah, Amy and Maren jumped on a plane to California for the weekend. Our main objective was going to see The Weepies on Sunday. But we got a few more things in while we were there. Such as shopping, pedicures, vampire movie, boboa tea, 2 parking tickets, oh and did I say shopping? Not to mention three of us shared a queen sized bed, while one slept on the floor- not the most ideal sleeping arrangements, but still fun.
Here we are paying way too much for breakfast.
The Weepies played at the Hotel Cafe. It had been 2 years since they last played. They were wonderful. They also played some new songs and I can't wait for a new album to come out.
Here we are enjoying the show. One or two or maybe four of us MIGHT have cried at least once during the show.
Can you see them? The Weepies are adorable and in love and couldn't say enough about their cute baby- oh and they make beautiful music together.

It was definitely a successful girl weekend. I loved it and I love my girls. I also love GPS.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Best Friend's Wedding

Mark got married to beautiful Veronica in Sweden. I couldn't be there, of course and I thought about them all day Saturday. I wish money, time and location wasn't such a factor.