Thursday, December 31, 2009


Anyone who really knows me knows that I'm obsessed with LOST. It's pretty much the most addicting TV show I have ever watched. I absolutely love it. It's one of those shows that I think about and talk about the entire week after a new episode, because there is so much to look for and so much to pay attention to. I've watched the first four seasons twice now (and will watch season five again once the package arrives), and I still miss things. It is just that intricate. And the final season, season six, starts on February 2nd. Only 33 days away, after over 8 months of waiting. What happened after Juliet detonated the bomb? Will they still be on the island? Will they reset everything that happened after the crash? Will someone finally learn sense and shoot Ben in the face? What the crap is up with the four-toed statue? What exactly do 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 have to do with the island? Where is Claire? And why is Christian Shephard all buddy buddy with Jacob when he's supposed to be dead? So many questions! And only 33 more days until they start getting answered. Finally. I can't wait.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mikey Says Hey

Thanks for keeping me company at work, Mikey. And for giving me something to write about for my 100th post this year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

You Know You're an Adult When... get a hand mixer, a cupcake cookbook, a cupcake pan (complete with cover), an electric blanket, and a tool set (including a 15-in-1, which my old boss [who also happens to be my mom's cousin] brought me) for Christmas and you're incredibly excited about them all. Ten years ago I would have thought those were the most boring gifts imaginable, but when I opened them yesterday, I was pretty ecstatic. Especially about that 15-in-1; it's the coolest tool ever. I'm also pretty excited to try out some of the cupcake recipes. I've never been much of a baker, but my co-workers have gotten me interested in baking. Now I just have to start avoiding Williams Sonoma.

But to temper all of the rather adult gifts I got, I did get a Mikey (from Sherwood) bobblehead that will soon be adorning my work desk and Super Mario Brothers for the Wii. It's too bad I didn't bring my Wii home for the weekend, or I'd be playing right now. Oh well...I'll just have to try it out when I get home tomorrow.

All in all, it was a good haul, thanks to my awesome parents. Oh, and Santa. ;) Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Just a Little Update

Merry Christmas Eve's Eve! I'm at 97 posts for this year, and I want to make it an even 100 before the year's out. 100 just seems like a good number, you know? That means that I have three more posts to write in the next week (for all of my fellow arts majors who can't do math).

I thought I would write a bit of an update post. Not the most exciting of posts, but hey, a post is a post, right?

First of all, I finally got a full-time job! I got offered a full-time position at my current company, KLAS Enterprises, and I'm so happy about it. Not only will I be working more hours (therefore making more money), but that also means that I get paid vacation time and paid holidays! Woo hoo! This is the first time in my life that I've had a real, full-time job with benefits. It's pretty exciting. Though I must admit, I never thought I would get excited about working more. Ah, the joys of adult life.

I also got a new nephew last week. His name is Aiden Benjamin, and he's adorable. He's so tiny! I always forget how itty bitty newborns are. Especially when I'm used to my smallest niece or nephew being 17 months old. This is nephew number four, totaling seven nieces and nephews with two more on the way.

Now I'm just spending one more night in Provo, all by my lonesome, and then heading out for Magna tomorrow morning. I'm getting excited for Christmas. I just love this time of year.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Music Break

So I saw Anna do this on her blog forever ago, and I thought it was a fun idea, so I'm doing it too. This is a list of some of my very favorite songs. These are in no particular order; I'm just typing them as I think of them. This list is not inclusive by any means. I'm sure later on I'll think of other songs I should have put on the list instead.

Since we all know that I'm in love with Sherwood, my first three will be from them. I'm going to force myself to narrow it down to one song from each of their albums, but you should know that I love, love, LOVE each one of these albums so by mentioning them at all, I'm telling you to go check them out.

"The Town That You Live In" by Sherwood, Sing, But Keep Going. I seriously love this song.

"Song In My Head" by Sherwood, A Different Light. This was the song that got me into Sherwood in the first place. Listen at your own risk. You might just end up like me.

"Worn" by Sherwood with Molly Jenson, QU. Awesome song. I can play it on the guitar—now I just need to find a guy to sing it with.

"Let It Be" by The Beatles, Past Masters. I could fill this whole list with Beatles songs, but I won't.

"The Lion and the Teacup" by Bishop Allen, Grrr... This song was stuck in my head for about a month straight, I swear.

"The Jitterbug" by Harry Connick, Jr., Songs I Heard

"Does He Love You?" by Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous

"Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse, Who We Are

"Two Points For Honesty" by Guster, Lost and Gone Forever. This is one of the many albums that my sister introduced me to when I was about 12, and I still absolutely love it.

"As Lovers Go" by Dashboard Confessional, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar

"Lovers in a Dangerous Time" by Barenaked Ladies, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits. "Gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight" is probably my favorite song lyric of all time.

"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts. Every girl needs a favorite angry-girl song. This one happens to be mine.

"Superman" by Five For Fighting, America Town

"The Luckiest" by Ben Folds, Rockin' the Suburbs

"Fever" by Peggy Lee,  The Best of Miss Peggy Lee

"Do You Realize" by The Reign of Kindo,  The Reign of Kindo EP

"Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen, Classic Queen

"Cold, Cold Heart" by Norah Jones, Come Away With Me

"Stoppin' the Love" by KT Tunstall, Eye to the Telescope

And because it's Christmas, here are five of my favorite Christmas songs:

"The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song. It's a classic.

"Hanukkah Blessings" by Barenaked Ladies, Barenaked for the Holidays. I know it's not a Christmas song, but since the guys in Barenaked Ladies are Jewish, they wrote a song about why they celebrate Hanukkah. It's an amazing song.

"I Pray On Christmas" by Harry Connick, Jr., When My Heart Finds Christmas. Harry has some amazing Christmas albums.

"Stille Nacht" by Mannheim Steamroller, Christmas. I love this version. It immediately puts me in the Christmas spirit.

"Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio, A Charlie Brown Christmas. This whole album is amazing. If you haven't heard it, you're completely missing out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Idiot Moment of the Day

To begin this rather awesome moment of idiocy (and to defend myself just a bit), I must say that every time I get out of my car, I lock it. I never leave it unlocked, anywhere I go. Even if I'm just running into the store for five minutes, I lock my car. I don't have keyless entry, so I have to put the key in the driver's door and turn it, which locks all of the doors. The thing is, I can never remember which way locks the doors and which way unlocks the doors. I usually end up turning the key twice until I hear the locks engage.

Well, this morning I headed out to my car and went to unlock the doors so I could start the car and let it warm up while I scraped. My doors were all frosty from the night's cold, and my windows were completely frosted over. I stuck my key in the lock and turned until I heard the locks engage. But when I pulled the handle, the door wouldn't open. I was pretty sure it was frozen shut, so I pulled harder, but that didn't work.

The maintenance man at my apartment complex walked past as I was trying to get my door to open and asked me if it was frozen shut, and I said yes. He was very nice and tried to help me open it. I went around to the passenger's side door to see if that one would open so I could push the driver's side door open from the inside, but the other door was frozen shut too. The maintenance man grabbed a water bottle from his truck and tried melting the ice away with it, but the door still wouldn't open.

At this point, the maintenance man looked at me and said, "Are you sure it's unlocked?"

"Yeah, I know I unlocked it," I replied, but I pulled out my keys just to show him that it was already unlocked. Some of the water he had used had melted enough of the frost on the window so I could see the lock inside the car, and sure enough, the stupid car was locked.

I felt like the biggest idiot in the entire world. My doors weren't frozen shut. They were locked. I couldn't believe it, because that meant I didn't lock my car the night before, so when I turned the key, it locked it instead of unlocked it. I mumbled an inaudible thanks to the maintenance man and got into my car as quickly as I could. Thanks to my idiocy, I was fifteen minutes late to work.

Man, I am awesome. Except...not.