Tuesday, June 30


I've updated my play list, HOT SHUFF, here to the right... and it is marvelous. Please check it out. Please. You can pop it out and listen to it without being on my dumb blog. I promise I won't be offended if you do that. I probably won't even know, really.

Friday, June 26


I know, even just 20 hours later it's cliche to blog about Micheal Jackson's death... but I decided I'm going to do it anyway. When my children read this blog, they will know what my life was like when Michael Jackson died. Seriously, that's how big I think he is and will be. Our children will know him and his music. Maybe like how we know Elvis?? I don't know - Elvis got fat, weird and druggy towards the end just as Michael got all white, weird and touchy-feely towards the end. Remember when he was black and HOT? Like right before all the weirdness started? Can you imagine how freaking rad he would have been if his publicist nixed the whole transformation thing? Who knows, he might have been hot and alive right now... ??

Ok weird. Stop. My children may read this someday... WEIRD! Hey kiddies! You're cute!

Anywho - His music videos ARE my childhood. I love that some of them were mini movies where Michael is portrayed as a BAD-A. I love that he looks so creeperish and feminine while he's trying to proclaim his masculinity. An other random thing I remember when I think if MJ is the Simpson's fat white guy who thought he was MJ. Remember him? Loved him. Oh, and moonwalking IS my childhood. Full on.

Really, it is so weird that he is dead! Goodbye, Michael, you crazy Son-of-a-Gun. I cry at night because I never got to see you live in concert.

Here is a smattering of my favorite videos:

Michael Jackson - Bad (Full Version)
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Oh, sweet little Wesely Snipes.

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I love that besides his ghost self, MJ plays the white guy... funny.

My friends in high school always talked about doing a remake of this - we had all the requirements: a boy that could dance like MJ and a Japanese girl. Done.

Michael Jackson - Beat It
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Did one of those guys look exactly like t pain? I love this one, well, because the Pilkingtons did a remake of it that was phenomenal - am I right, Mikey P? I think in their version, they filmed the fight scene behind the strip mall thing that is now the Winegar's parking lot. The closest thing to an actual alley in Bountiful... ha ha. If I could get a copy of it, I'll definitely post it for you. Oh, the Zoolander remix version of this song is great. Check that out if you can.

I am sorry... but this video is just amazing. Called out by James Brown himself. I mean come on!!!! To just step out of the crowd and bust it out like that? MJ is legendary. And Prince??? Carried up to the stage by some burly old white guy? AWESOME. I love that both MJ and Prince are all dressed up in their concert going best. In the end this thing turns out to be more of a Prince video, but cool that Michael was so famous and black at one time...

And this one because HE MOONWALKS LIKE A GOD. This is his debut of moon walking during Motown's 25th anniversary.

And of course... THRILLER! Because I personally believe that MJ is a FULL ON BABE in this video. If he had just stopped with the surgeries at this point... if only. And the special effects are great. Funny, the other day I was reading an article about the girl in this video - playboy centerfold Ola Ray - "Where is she now?" I guess now she's some 48 year old crack whore who is in the poor house. This surprises people because she was in one of the greatest music videos of all time. She said she saw no money except her one time paycheck. MJ kept all the royalties... and now he's dead. Go figure.

Ok, that's all. See ya, MJ.

Toothpaste Pranking

Ok I love this video. I'm pretty sure though, that ALL of those people are just fake sleeping. Especially the fat guy.

Wednesday, June 24

Mmmm chickie chickie!

I am so loving on the Cheesecake Factory's special menu right now. My favorite dish off of it is the Caramel Chicken. Really it's amazing. It is sweet and tangy and delicious. Along with the light and crispy breaded chicken and the amazing caramel sauce, it has mushrooms, carrots, beans, caramelized onions and sesame seeds served with rice.....

This is Soph lovin' on some of her rice. Cuuuute!

I prefer to get it with their yummy mashed potatoes. To DIE for, I swear it!

Please go or ask me to go ANYTIME and tell me what you think of it! That's the great thing about TCF is that not only do they have the best cheesecake, they also have great gourmet meals.

I think the best part of this particular trip to TCF, and I'm sure Sophie would agree... was the very good looking guy seated at the table next to us. He was my soul mate and I'm pretty sure that if I had enough guts to walk up to him that day... we would be married by now. Pretty sure.

Monday, June 22

Hey, Dad!

Happy Father's Day!! Thank you for everything you do. You seriously are so wonderful. I love you!

And... Sorry to post 2 videos in a row, but this one seriously made me weep a little. At work. It was embarrassing.

Thursday, June 18


Today I'd like to share with you a video that is near and dear to my heart. It really is life changing. It was made by 2 guys I know from Bountiful. You may recognize them. They are genius. I've probably watched this 20 times... it's that good.


Wednesday, June 17

Pretty sure this is how I feel:

My burnt legs have finally cooled off and are now shedding a layer of skin. Too much information? I know. Gross. Sorry.

Tuesday, June 16

Summer Reading

I am a fool for reading anything and everything, so with summer here and no classes - I can read anything I want. I'll try and update you on my summer books and hopefully accurately review and recommend some good books for you.

Book Review #1

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

This book had me hooked from the very beginning. It is a love story about a man, Henry, who can time travel and how he travels back in time to spend time with his wife, Clare, when she is a little girl. His time travel is sporadic and uncontrollable, so it keeps things interesting. The story follows the two characters as they grow and mature - more than just physically. When Henry is in his mid 30's or so, he visits Clare several times from a little girl to a teenager. Clare finally meets Henry in real time when they are both in their 20's. It sounds confusing, I know... but it does come together and make some sense.

Just as Henry has to deal with the fact that his wife is literally 6 years old half the time, Clare has to deal with Henry learning to be a responsible and steadfast husband as he transitions into the man she met as a girl. In his early years, Henry is wild and unpredictable. Meeting Clare and having her as a permanent fixture in her life stables him. Throughout their life together, they have many happy times, yet they also go through heartache, loss and loneliness like any other normal couple. What makes this story exciting is the added confusion of Henry's random time travel.

You can seriously ask my mom - I was hooked on this book after chapter 1. It was all I could think about. I could not put it down. From the beginning I kept wondering, "Why the heck isn't this a movie??" The story idea and the way it was executed is so clever. It was well written and the characters were well developed. It was cool to have time as a factor which allowed more of a span for character development. Towards the end, though, I kind of got a little bored. I think the circumstances in which it ends is kind of melodramatic and I could have thought of a better ending... but all in all... it was a really good book!

So then I find out: THEY'RE MAKING IT INTO A MOVIE!!! Yeah. I know. I love when that happens. And the people they have cast, I've decided, are perfect for the part.

Rachel McAdams will be Clare... Perfect.

Eric Bana will play Henry - Which I really really like. What a versatile actor, huh? Last role he played was... the Star Trek villain? Nice.

Even the little girl Clare is perfectly cast.

From the trailer, it seems to me that they are taking it down a different road than the book does. Major character changes have been made, especially in Clare. I guess they have to change things up a bit to keep things interesting - especially on the big screen. Well, the movie comes out in August and I cannot wait! If you read the book and want to go see the movie with me, let me know!

Here is the trailer. I was so excited when it finally came out.

Monday, June 15

Church Camp

This last weekend, despite an unfortunate run in with a leg tanner... I went camping with my singles ward up in Bryce Canyon. I totally forgot my camera. I know what you're thinking: How can I blog if I don't take pictures?? I know. I'm such a fool. Thank heavens for my good friends Kaycee and Bob. Bob took the shots with his super sweet camera and Kaycee blogged about the whole weekend and in my opinion did a very thorough job. Check it out! "Not in a Million Years". I believe he titled his blog post this because for real - we were at church camp wearing matching shirts. Not in a million years did we expect our lives to bring us to such an experience. Amazing.

Mmmmm Pooork

I would just like to thank my brother, Nate, for the deliciousness of the ribs he smoked this last weekend. They were amazing. Seriously amazing.

Wednesday, June 10


I seriously love this....This clip off of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon seriously made my week. It's kind of weird but kind of awesome and it takes me back to the good old days of quality Saturday morning TV viewing. Oh, how I wish they would do a Bayside Class Reunion!! I guess Jimmy has almost everyone but Screech and Kelly confirmed for it. Come on guys!

Monday, June 8

JayZ + Radiohead =


I'm not that huge into popular rap, but I am in love with Radiohead. So naturally anything involving Radiohead... I'm gonna love. Check out this amazing album mixed by Minty Fresh Beats. Go to the link and have a listen, or download the whole album (clean, too). I've had this for about 6 months, and I don't get sick of it. It's awesome stuff.
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