Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tik Tok

Normally I would put this kind of thing on my review blog but I think it's not exactly my highest standard....haha so it gets put on my blog where only I am judged. I found this new song by KE$HA called Tik Tok. It's really a ridiculous song, but it has a good beat that helps always, and the lyrics are so ridiculous that it makes me happy every time I listen because I just laugh. There is one line however that stands out above ALL the rest. So I came up with this (fictional) conversation that happens between Ke$ha and whoever wrote the song (I'm assuming it's some guy who has dreams about what girls really do, like pillow fights in our underwear during sleepovers):

Writer - Okay why don't we run through the song and you can see how you like it.
Ke$ha - Alright. (starts singing) ...(goes through about half the song).... "Now, the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got swagger, But we kick em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger." Whoa. Wait. What was that last part?
W - Oh ya so you like that line?
K - Um.....well I like the first part.
W - I'm sensing some hesitation, don't you like the last part?
K - We're talking Mick Jagger, like the Rolling Stones right?
W - Ya! You know he's knighted right?!
K - Um no I didn't but uh....have you ever seen him?
W - In person no but I love his music.
K - Okay but you've seen like a picture of him right?
W - Oh ya.
K - Um I don't know how to say this but...uh...he's terrible looking. I would kick a guy to the curb if he looked like Mick Jagger. No guy I'm hoping to meet at a club better look like him. He's basically death incarnated. Not to mention I'm like 16 and he's like 60.
W - Oh man. I was hoping this wouldn't come up. Uh...I know that he's not that good looking, but I'm sure he has a good personality! And the guy's been knighted! And the Rolling Stones, he has to be rich ya know?
K - Okay that's all probably true....but why would that matter in a song about me finding a guy to go home with?
W - It should matter all the time Ke$ha!
K - Uh...seriously dude?
W - Alright you really want the truth, I really just couldn't find anything else that rhymed with 'swagger'.
K - Oh. Well alright let's go with it.

So there you have it. My favorite line of the song because the imagry conjured up is just hilarious.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's Begun

Began? Beginning? I don't know that just doesn't look correct.....

Anyway, my English deficiency aside. Thanksgiving. More specifically stuffing. Or dressing. I'm still not completely sure (and yes I could google it daddy but ignorance is way more fun). Every year I ask my aunts (the cooking guru's of our family) what the difference is. I think it's only stuffing if it is actually cooked inside the bird, and dressing otherwise. I just always say stuffing. Mostly because I don't like to think about it coming from inside the bird, and I've just always known it as stuffing. Glorious, fragrant, bringer of all good, tasty delectable stuffing.

I'm pretty sure this is about the fourth blog I've written about my love of stuffing, but ya I just can't stop. I wasn't actually thinking about it that much this year because I was just concentrating on the going home part. But then I was listening to my ipod which has a cool/completely annoying feature where if you shake it, it shuffles through your entire library. So one day I'm rocking out to Lady Gaga and then it shuffles to...... BRIAN REGAN. What's the relation to stuffing you might ask? Well if it isn't entirely obvious I've failed as a story teller. Or it's just obscure.
I'll take pity though and maybe explain a little better. My amazing friend Kara loves Brian Regan as much as my sister and I do. She also happens to be a fan of stuffing. Last year during school we used to take breaks by having Stuffing/Brian Regan dates. They saved my sanity often.
So that long winded story about randomly hearing Brian Regan made me realize for the first time this year that Thanksgiving is coming!!! And very soon I will get to lovingly make and then devour stuffing. I can't wait.

Is anyone else as obsessed with a Thanksgiving food as I am? It is completely possible I'm just a weirdo ; ).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Running into Doors

I don't know if I'm the only one but I have a fairly significant amount of trepidation every time I come up to an automatic door. They're rigged to not open until they're sure that someone is really there which translates to - you have to be pretty close to them. I'm always pretty afraid that they're not on and thus not actually going to open when I come up. And if this happens then I would just continue walking and run straight into the door. I've actually seen this happen so I guess my fears aren't completely unfounded but the thought does go through my head every time I walk up to one. "Oh no what if it isn't really going to open?!"

Monday, November 9, 2009

it IS what's on the outside that counts

I notice my mood goes in phases and most often they have to do with whether or not I'm exercising regularly. Well lately it's been terrible and I haven't worked out hardly at and alas, my mood suffers. So in an effort to be happier and more positive and all that psychology stuff I ponder, I'm making a goal!

I'm going to exercise every day until Thanksgiving.

This is also to aid my incredibly superficial efforts to look better in jeans that are apparently not made to flatter me. And perhaps the more I exercise the less I will want to shop : ). Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

we creep because we love

My bestest friend Lauren just came to visit me this weekend and we got to talking about our lives and it came up that one or the other of us saw a picture on the other's Facebook. Then we apologized for creeping. But then we both came to the conclusion that really, we creep because we love! How else would I know right after it happened that Laur thought she ruined a perfectly good picture?! Honestly though I only look around at people that I'm intersted in and genuinly like. Which is how I came across the fact that a lot of people in my ward have blogs! What fun! And so I started looking at all these fun people's blogs. I have discovered a couple things from this:

*One I am way more uninteresting than I originally thought. Disappointing.
*Two I'm okay with being boring because my friends and people I creep are so interesting and fun! So I can live through them/waste time reading about their lives/avoid doing work. Win-Win for everyone! My ward is really the best ever.

Hahaha my inadequacies aside though it's really fun to discover new ways to creep people! And I just have to step up my blogging game : ).

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I think I am one of the few people who really truly LOVES Halloween. Most the time I don't do very much but that's just because if I started I would have to go all the way out and I don't have the means/time/energy to do that. But I do love it. I love thinking of costumes, seeing little children, candy, all of it. This year though I just focused on my costume, and I'm just going to show one picture because it really isn't that exciting. As I look back my costume was lame which makes me sad, but I was really excited about it anyway and I had a lot of fun. I went to one party and was really excited by the originality of other people's costumes. They were all so dang cute. I think I need to start thinking now about next year....
I was a rockstar btw. I was going to grab my guitar hero fake guitar but I forgot/thought I would be even more of a dork.

What was however interesting about the night was on the way home. I had my roommate Shannon in the car with me, we turned the corner onto our street and notice this guy in a long black trench coat seemingly waiting to cross the street. Then I notice that they guy is wearing a hockey mask like Jason (the horror film, there should be more information probably to describe him but I have none, he didn't have a chainsaw). So we turn the corner then he starts crossing the street and walking slowly down our street. Whoa. Okay here my mind starts going through horror film scenarios and I am internally freaking out because one I stop the car I have to put my boots back on! By the time we get out of the car the guy has made it almost to us and is still just walking slowly. We both non-chalantly walk to our door, making some kind of conversation about anything other than the horror film character following us. Then get to the door hurriedly get it open, get inside, and then proceed to check ALL our doors to make sure they are securely locked! Now guy was probably just doing this for effect, maybe he was even just walking.....creepy creepy night walking (at 12:30am!) but really. It was scary.

Fam Time

So I know I'm ridiculously late with this but the past couple weeks have been kind of insane. But this is about the weekend that Abbey and I had when she came to visit! I had so much fun and it was so nice to forget for a little while that I am 1500 miles away from everyone.

Saturday: Game time. So we played Delaware State which meant that it was pretty much a blowout, but it was still really fun to show Ab the hugeness of our stadium (ya it's bigger than Lauren's) and we had all kinds of fun with the wave (that's what the crowd does when we get bored). It was a little bit cold though so we only stayed until about the middle of the third quarter.
OH! the coolest thing about the game was at half time Delaware State's marching band performed, which while their football is terrible they have a competitive marching band that was awesome. They did a montage of Michael Jackson songs and the entire band did the Thriller dance! It was amazing.

Sunday: Road Trip. We took about a 2.5 hour trip to St. Joseph/Benton Harbor on Lake Michigan and went out to this cool little tiny lighthouse. I say little tiny not out of any real knowledge because this was the first one I'd seen, but just in my head I imagine them bigger. But we took a lot of great pictures out there, and generally had an awesome day. We also had some of the best cherry truffles ever!
This was the most awesome sign on the walk out to the lighthouse.

Abbey all not. This wall though was aweomse, it was like natural photoshop!

So then I relented and we were both smiling!

Then we went to go we climbed down the cool little ladders.

And then just prettiness.

Monday: Shopping and daddy daughter time. No pictures from this but it was great fun to go shopping and find many wonderful things and then have dinner with daddy who had flown in for the day. I did take some other pretty scenery pictures that I could  mess around with and have fun so I of course need to show them off!

And my fav: