Friday, July 31, 2009

Finding Time for Southwest Literature

I have tons of reading and writing to finish up this weekend for my ENG 434 class. At least both of the books are interesting. I just need to find the time to read - that's always the hardest part.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Here's the plan.

I need more Zumba,
and yoga in my life.
I'm not looking forward to school starting. My gym time is going to disappear!
Oh well, there will at least always be time for

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bruno: Bad Movie Reviews Pt. 2

Speaking of movie reviews, I saw Bruno several weeks back and came away from it disturbed, upset, and overall confused. I think that author Bill Konigsberg's reaction illustrates the discomfort I felt from the film but better than I could ever explain it. After reading Out of the Pocket and meeting Bill, I started following his blog and have really enjoyed reading about his life as a writer and all of his experiences.

Anyway, off to bed to rest up before my long day at work tomorrow.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Ugly Truth... not so much.

I went to the midnight showing with Kristin, Jess, and Tyler last night it this is the most awkward, overtly sexual movie ever. Crumby love story. Heigl's character was annoying and Butler's character will make your stomach turn.
Aside from pretty shots of hot air balloon rides, there wasn't much I liked about this movie.
On a more exciting note, I'm leaving for Seal Beach, California this afternoon to visit family and hang out on the beach. Our Great Aunt Dot is celebrating her 96th? birthday, so everyone is getting together to visit and reunite since my grandpa's funeral.
There is one silver lining to loved ones passing away -
everyone seems to realize how precious time with one another really is.

EDIT: It was my Great Aunt Dot's NINETY-SEVENTH BIRTHDAY!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I'm obsessed with your adorable clothes, but don't get paid well enough to afford to buy everything that I want. Is there anything you can do?


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Mommy!

My mom's birthday was yesterday and I forgot to put up a blogpost in time for her! Shame on me, but I love you, Mama, and I hope you had a wonderful day!

We went to the grocery store together once I got off work and picked up some delicious spice cake mix and cream cheese frosting. It was delicious - particularly with the blue and green dolphin-shaped sprinkles.

Joe's Farm Grill with family, too. What a fun birthday weekend. :)

If Tyler and I went on a date to

and then go out for some
Of course we wouldn't look quite like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers,
but you get the general idea.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This weekend...

Some work, some play.
I'm super excited to be going to see Beauty & the Beast tonight with my family. It's for my mommy's birthday (July 20th) and we're all getting delicious pizza cookies afterward.
Unfortunately, I have to finish up this book so I can
write an essay about it by midnight on Monday.
We'll see how it goes...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Favorite Pictures of 2009


Italia 2009

Here are some random pictures from the summer so far.
It would take hours to fully explain every picture,
so I'll just label which city these are from. :)

Inside the Vatican Museum in Rome

St. Mark's Square in Venice
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Vatican in Rome