Monday, July 26, 2010

g i v e a w a y

Hey all,

My lovely and talented oldest sister Brein is having a giveaway on her photography blog. Go ahead and enter . . . I know I'm going to!


p.s. It ends Wednesday night, so be sure to enter before then!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

you're waiting for a train


Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

I went last weekend and LOVED it! I had high expectations and wasn't let down at all. It had so many different elements to it that worked together perfectly - action, cool special effects, drama, humor, and lots of . . . mind work? It was a thinker, that's for sure. Not to mention I loved the actors, with Marion Cotillard (that woman can do no wrong) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt being my favorites.

I thought the ending was perfect. What about you? Do you have an opinion either way about what happened (with the top), or are you ambiguous? I like to think it fell. But that's the beauty of it, it could go either way.

I want to see it again. Soon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ice ice baby

My summer goal of getting a Sno Cone is complete x 2. I couldn't decide on a flavor so I got two small ones. One is Raspberry Colada, the other is Popeye - whatever that is, right? There was a flavor called Rock Star - what the!? What does a rock star taste like? Do I even want to know?

One summer when I'm filthy rich I'm going to buy a Sno Cone in every flavor there is so I can taste all the weird sounding flavors that I usually don't want to risk spending my quarters on, because what if I don't like it? Then I can choose a favorite and every summer after that I won't have to spend so long deciding what flavor to get.

Oh, I have such grand plans for my life.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

slee po ver

On Friday me and my sister
Brein decided to have a sleep over. I was so excited I kept telling everyone at work. "I'm having a sleep over with my sister in Brigham today." I felt like a little girl asking her parents if she can sleep over at her cousin's house.

So I left my man at home, and drove to Brein's. Her husband and son went camping, so Brein decided to stay home with little London - and me.

Friday night all we did was TALK. We were going to watch TV or something . . . but got to talking, turned the TV off, and didn't shut up until we fell asleep! I don't even want to know how late we stayed up. The next day when Brein's husband Doug called to see how things were going he asked what we did last night:
"We just talked." It was grand. I love talking with my sisters. We can talk about anything under the moon.

The next morning I woke up to London, who didn't know I would even be there, running around. I probably creeped her out, sleeping where her dad usually sleeps. She warmed up to me pretty quickly though, so we got ready and went to go eat some waffles!

Can you say CHEESE?!
(waiting for our food!)

After we got sick from eating too-crispy-but-delicious waffles, we grabbed some Pepsi and hit the road. Our destination - IKEA! I've been wanting to go there for forever. I've been twice and that's just not enough. I have their catalog and am always looking through that and their website (which you pretty much can't buy anything through) and there was a certain something I was looking for...

A daughter! Just kidding, lame joke, London just loved running around all the little kid beds and trying to climb into each one. Every time she would see one, say "bigger bed" and hop on in! Well, she was really saying "big girl bed" but the way she said it I kept thinking she was saying something else.
This is the present London picked out for herself. Yes. It's a pillow. She loved that thing. Did she want a stuffed animal? No. A toy? No. She wanted a pillow. And she played with it the whole way home. She would sit it on her lap and put her toys on it.

I was kind of jealous.

But I got something else for myself...

This. It's 2 pillow cases and a quilt cover. Or something like that. All I know is I want to pair it with funky colored sheets and colorful pillows. I like it much better up close, and in person.

I just love that place. It's so much fun looking through all the cool things there. A lot of it's stuff that I have no use for while living with my parents, so the bedroom stuff was my favorite part of the store (if you can call it a store).

We loaded up our treasures and headed home. Brein got some curtains to use for closet doors at home, and she even let me boss her into having us put them up while I was still there. And it's a good thing, too - she doesn't have arm muscles like I do. ;)

All in all, I think the world could use more sleep overs. And more sisters. And more IKEAs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

unorganized matter aka my thoughts


It's funny how much I love pictures taking while driving - or in my case, riding in a moving car. I wouldn't take a picture while driving, no wayyyy, not me.....*cough* Anyway, I don't know why I like them so much. They're usually really blurry. And the composition nearly always sucks. But I love taking them, and going back and looking through them. Like the colors in the one above just make me happy. Little things like that.

Summer is lovely, as always. I have a ton of things I want to do and not enough time to do it. I have some really fun projects in the works right now - I'll post pictures when (if) I finish.

On my list of things I MUST do this summer, #1 is getting a Sno Cone. I haven't had one since who knows when, and I'm determined. This summer will not pass without me eating one.

Life right now is so relaxing and lazy. I love it.

I think it's funny when people name their blogs "The Exciting, Crazy, Hilarious, Out-Of-Control Life of the ________ Family!!!" Because usually their posts are just as normal as everyone else's, and there isn't any craziness. I'm sure there's more going on in their life than what they post, but still. If I had to name my blog something like that it would be more like "My Ordinary, Ho-Hum, Laid-Back Life." But don't get me wrong, I like life this way.

And I'm going back to it riiiiiight now.