Friday, November 21, 2008

Rave Theaters in Town Square in Las Vegas. I am meeting a girlfriend from work and she arrives before me at around 11pm. She tells me on the phone on my way there that there is a crazy huge line just to get into the building. I arrive and walk through a very young and black tshirt wearing crowd yelling into the phone(?) for my friend. She is seriously at the END of a crowded line of at least 200 people. I jump the little fence and she reluctantly follows me. The line is wrapped conveniently around the building. Around the corner from the end of the line is a door. We go through it. Several stairs and two more unmarked doors. I try and open one, locked. The second; opens and we are inside. I ripped my ticket in half and sat down in Auditorium 1. What a pro rule breaker I am, right Mom?

If you do not wish to hear my very important and most valued opinion as well as details from this movie I kinda saw last night then stop reading.

SO it begins..

Let me first say, reading every book in this mega-series was fun. I am a sucker. I don't care. Everyone knows "the book was way better than the movie." DUH. When you read a book the characters have time to develop, you are invested in these characters and the story. Not only this, but you have created in your mind what they think, how they look, and how everything would play out if you made the movie.

Saying this, after reading the books and being attached to fictional characters as many 14 year olds do, I simply HAD to see the movie at midnight before I heard anybody else's opinion. I knew it would be sheer agony to have to live through November 21st and not KNOW.

Robert Pattinson as Edward was definitely intense. Probably the best thing going for him. Oh and he is a fox. His eager need to tackle the role and become the character made some scenes that were supposed to be serious, laughable. Funny, even. I feel like the intensity was put in the wrong moments. Edward wants to KILL Bella when they are sitting in Biology together for the first time! I feel I was robbed of that intensity so pure in the book! She walked into the room and the acting was sad/funny.

Kristen Stewart was pretty much awful. She has the look, I guess. She didn't understand Bella's character, at all. She had no personality, at all. Bella is witty, sarcastic and charming without trying to be, among her other more human traits. Kristen was boring and lines were delivered incorrectly and emotions were not expressed adequately. Frankly, the acting was distracting and disappointing. I hope she gets better.

Special Effects; WOW. And not a good wow. It could have been totally hard core and awesome. Not so much. And I have lots of brothers; I know a good fight scene and or righteous special effects.

One last thing, what was up with the music? The only enjoyable somewhat magical (humor me) moment was when they sort of danced to "Claire De Lune". Because good music can transform a scene, you don't need much. Background music was poorly chosen in general as well as put in wrong moments or just played for too long. So many times I wished for just silence.

This may sound harsh; but I will still see these movies. They still stayed pretty true to the book, plot and even dialogue. I will still reread the books. I still have stupid Robert Pattinson on my cell phone wallpaper.

Thus I am faithful. Even though I am a little bit sad that this movie could have been more than a hasty money maker I saw it coming.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In 24 hours..finally.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Anytime I see a girl with a pierced nose I think of Bebop.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


8 TV Shows I Watch:

-The Office
---The Hills
----30 Rock
-----Ace of Cakes
------Grey's Anatomy
-------Kimora Life in the Fab Lane
--------Run's House

8 Things That Happened Yesterday

-I drank only good things (nosoda)
--Evicted and sent to jail a couple for "domestic violence"
---Got my 90 day eval for management
----Wrote a novel of an email about an upset guest
-----Went to the doctor
------Screamed sang Ben Folds in the car
-------Talked to Lauren on the phone in between her classes
--------Did a birthday dance for a girl at work

8 Favorite Places to Eat:

-In N Out
--Dal Italia
----Spago (calamari)
-----China Agogo
------Cafe Rio
-------Bella Panini

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

-December 17th!
--Thanksgiving with my huge fam!
---The day after Thankgiving the temple!
----Christmas in the MTC (not sarcastic)
-----Putting my nametag on for the first time
------The Office every Thursday
-------My last day at work
--------Getting letters (hint)

This one is for family

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I have a story to tell you. It is simple, but I feel the need to share it with anyone who wishes to read! This may be an unusual place to bare feelings and testimony builders, but where else could I simultaneously express such things to almost all of my loved ones at once!

Last night I couldn't fall asleep. Not because I was troubled, merely because every other day I work until 5-7 in the morning.

I started reading from two different blogs from two LDS sisters-one having recently been in a plane crash leaving her and her husband in critical condition. I've been aware of the blogs, as they are quite popular, but hadn't ever invested in discovery of my own.
After reading a vast array of entries from both, I was reflecting on their lives and their faith; and then I began reflecting on my own. I became excited for my future, grateful for everything I have; yet pained in a way that I couldn't share every joyful moment with every member of my family. This seems extreme I know, but being that this family was being faced with such trials, mine became minimal and trivial, and all I longed for was to be around those I love and cherish most; to not take for granted having them here with me.
I was struck with both a yearning and yet an understanding that life on this earth is just a brief moment in eternity and once it is over, I have all the time to spend with you people.
Still lingering on these deep recognitions, I knelt to pray, knowing I should be in bed.
I thanked Heavenly Father for all the things I wasn't sure I deserved. I then asked to bless my family. I then felt something, almost arms around me-holding and embracing me. An overwhelming peace and love flew over me. No purer love or comfort. The Comforter was doing just that. It is real.
I know that this life-I'm going to enjoy it. But I want to enjoy it with you. How lucky are we that we get even more time than that?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

picture by heather abbott.


I was going to post pictures of all of my collected appointment cards for doctor's dates and times. But I thought the picture that will be used to identify me for the following year and half was a better idea.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I loved Missa's blog so much I thought I would copy her. Usually I just leave an extensive comment. but when I feel that would not be adequate expression of my opinons I am inclined to post myself. I will also be posting albums for different reasons other than "freakiness" Enough babbling ..

I don't think it is a coincidence that Cait brought this one up. This is the first album that came into my head after reading Missa's blog. I too, could stare at it for hours.

Okay, I had this record. And I was in love with him. End of story.

If I am remembering correctly, this album belonged to DAD. I also went through a Nat King Cole phase at a very unusually young age. This cover was so glamorous and black and white, not a whole lot like what was coming out at the time.

I love how bright this cover is and remember studying it when we first got it. Every song reminds me of our whole family in Laguna beach.

It hurts to laugh or yell

Friday, August 29, 2008

I know, I don't have to convince any of you of my hardcore-ness but thought you should know I totally have a hole in my head-to the bone! that is right and I have pictures. These pictures do not do it justice either. It was way more hardcore the first day, and the beginning of the second day. I was pretty high also.

out of the bag

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yes, this girl, is going on a mission.

As the process continues I will be advising my family of updates via blog. So stay tuned!

Hangbag Envy

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Something I live with everyday. I am still on the hunt for the bag that I love enough to spend a substantial amount of money on. I have even stopped buying cheap purses because I know someday I thought would be sooner than now, I'd have a nice one (an investment) that I would use everyday. This bag is called JUICY COUTURE BRIDGET LEATHER SATCHEL. Any ideas?

I was Minnie Mouse once for Halloween

Monday, July 21, 2008

I need to find a reason to wear my new bathing suit quick! I LOVE IT

Christian Bale eat your heart out

Friday, July 18, 2008

Because my Batman is overweight with a goatee.
(I do not know this person.)
Everyone hated us cause we were so fun. and obnoxious. Not during the movie of course.
Erin no doubtedly laughing about something hilarious I said.
Car ride over singing an "original mix track"

Waiting in angst.

I love this family.

Want you to see how HUGE the cherry pepsi
was not to mention the orange juice I had in the car..I held it.

Midnight showings are always enthusiatic. Needless to say it was wicked awesome.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is cool.

Did you know

Saturday, July 12, 2008

that my Dad is a rockstar? Oh, no you say? Well hmm lucky for you can learn a little something today.


That is right. In order to be official and yada yada in my new position, I had to obtain this Alcohol Awareness card to verify I had been trained on...I can't remember. Everyone at work thinks it's hilarious being that I don't drink. Jokes. All of which I've heard before. Haha.


Friday, July 11, 2008

do I always apologize for myself? For my music guilty pleasures (hello, Miley Cyrus) to my choices in literature, TV shows, Movies etc etc etc...Guess what? I don't care anymore. I like what I like and I have no excuses. There was a part of me that did not want to write this blog. Really. I mean it is embarassing enough but to put out for all the internets? I feel like a non-intellectual. I fell for the mass hysteria. Whatever. That's what I have to say about that. In a span of a few short weeks I read the series. Almost two of them during my vacation in Boise; which is why I would sleep in so late, the only time I could read was after Cait and Russ were asleep!
I figure at least I'm reading right? The writing really isn't even that good. It's purely the little girl inside of me. The one who cried when she saw "Forever Young" for the first time, at age um, six. So screw what anyone thinks. Because I will be locking myself up on August 2nd, thank you very much.

For further information on my time spent and relaxed in Idaho

please see Caity's blog. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I am just a little bit excited to go see my sister.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Okay. My phone had really been through some rough days. I had a good phone, especially for as destructive as I am. I was positive I was trading it in, with a possible upgrade in mind.

So today was my day off and I was at a friend's house pretty much all day swimming. I had board shorts on all day. They include convenient pockets, that nicely fit my phone. Yes, you guessed it, I was sitting in the pool for I'd say around 6 minutes when I realized my phone was in my pocket, submersed in water. Okay, I have gone through this before. Several of my phones have survived this. But having insurance and this being the third phone I've owned of this kind, I knew no bag of rice would solve this problem. I had to go in. Took it as a sign, time for a new fancy pimp phone. Plus "pink is my signature color."

So I know it takes time to become fluent in a new technology item, but I find myself struggling. And being apart of my generation, I want it all right now. Instant gratification. I am trying to buy ringtones, add my email, I cannot. Worst of all-none of my numbers were recovered. I currently have 7 phone book entries. I bet you wanna know who huh?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

dare you

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

to watch this and tell me it doesn't work. dirty dancing scammed fred and rita!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


something i think about everyday that reminds me what a good mom you are;
three letters; D. M. V.

in love with this Boston boy.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

a little after dinner scrabble..

Sunday, April 20, 2008

seamus was trying to to read me.

"what do you think? yeah..bridget will be pissed if i take her spot."

"i hate losing."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

i have become very fond of thrifting.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

list of movies on top of my dvd player currently

Saturday, March 22, 2008

(no judging)

1. Stardust
2. Batman Begins
3. Pretty Woman
4. Hairspray
5. Nacho Libre
6. Goonies
7. Beaches
8. Pretty in Pink
9. Love Actually
10. Moonstruck
11. Dirty Dancing
12. Empire Records
13. Mean Girls
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. The Office/Arrested/Seinfeld

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

this is how gorgeous it was outside; i was enjoying pulling weeds. i know! it was so nice we were blasting steely dan and we ended our chore with some dancing in the middle of what seemed like an unfamiliar yard. i wanna be a kid forever.

lists of memories//my family kicks

Monday, March 03, 2008

1. watching mom and dad dance to R.Kelly's "Step in the name of Love"
2. doing the chicken dances and being badly behaved at Thanksgiving dinner (public)
3. roller coasters at disney with Annie
4. doing puzzles at Christmas time
5. going to the lake for days
6. going to the drive-in like every Friday night
7. going to the movies to see Lord of the Rings with everyone and taking a whole row
8. watching movies on Sunday afternoons with at least 4 under the pink blanket.
9. fighting over chairs/front even during the eldest rule (never sat well with me being the 7th)
10. the candy drawer
11. the bread drawer
12. long competitive and LOUD games
13. saturday mornings when all we'd eat was candy and we'd get sick.
14. singing
15. all being in mom and dad's room
16. staying up late and laughing. at everything.
17. all imitating dad
18. the ceremony of the Christmas decorations
19. embarassing mom in one way or another
20. going to the beach for labor day weekend all together

list of why i love caity (but not limited to)

1. shes awesome.
2. she laughs at everything i say.
3. she would take me anywhere
4. she can fix anything.
5. she always has the best advice.
6. she would stay up late with me even when she was the one who had to get up in the morning.
7. she gives me her leftover good stuff.
8. she dances like a crazy person with me.
9. shes nice to strangers.
10. she taught me the beauty of the speed clean
11. also the beauty of the multitask
12. shes hardcore.
13. she likes music if she likes it and for no other reasons.
14. taught me i can train my hair to do whatever the hell i want
15. she buys me candy
16. understands almost every reference that comes out of my mouth

...i could go on

the thinker

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

list: things i thought about on my way home.

my list will be not so awesome cause im always listening to music unless im on the phone (which i do realize is frowned upon but i feel like im saving time) i dont like to usually just sit and talk on the phone. i MUST multi-task! all i do at work is

on my way home;

1. did i put all my money away?
2. did i get all my work signed?
3. are my bank keys in my pocket? (first three same everyday)
4. how awesome is the paramore drummer?
5. i need to write kyle tonite
6. text me back faster..
7. the excitement i feel over my thrift store newly tailored dress
8. do i want in n out?
9. how delicious the meatballs were at work.
10. i want to press the garage door opener now. on cabana.
11. i cant wait to work 9-5 on friday.
12. go garage sale shopping saturday just because of how gorgeous the weather is.
13. put mom's blouse back in closet.
14. transfer manager notes into notebook
15. need to get gas sometime.
16. second thoughts on the dying of my hair monday..
17. i feel like i never have enough music
18. starting to use my a/c and that scares me..
19. my heels theyre weird to drive in
20. marine biologist episode will encore tonite.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

ok about the above new post profile picture. ive decided to just come out with it-im obsessed with greatlash mascara. glimpse at my gorgeous antique piece of furniture. ( moms)

a very clumsy 21 year old

i hit my head with my own car door. and dad was like "oo yeah i do that all the time." not a good sign. it bled.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

i hate messing up the lyrics.

6th grade

Monday, January 21, 2008

we always end up doing this pose. when i was in middle school, girls and their best friends would go to the mall and choose a backdrop and wear matching cheap clothes and get about 50 wallets each to personalize and give to their friends. so then every girl had a collection of these horrendous embarrassments to showcase how many friends they had. i remember making fun of these girls. but at one moment, a few of my friends (who i still befriend today) and i were weak. and maybe one day if you are very very lucky. ill post it.

my top 25 most played on my ipod.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

sad how much music i have and how i listen to the same things over and over...

histrionics by the higher

stop this train by john mayer

walk the line by johnny cash

stand by me by ben e. king

it's over now by papas fritas

vulnerable by secondhand serenade

alive with the glory of love by say anything

i believe in fate by papas fritas

your song by ewan mcgregor (elton john cover)

feelin good by michael buble

witchcraft by frank sinatra

moshi moshi by brand new

walk away by kelly clarkson

naive by the rentals

for you to notice by dashboard confessional

mr. success by frankie again

i just threw out the love of my dreams by weezer featuring rachel haden

my own girlfriend by papas fritas....again

existentialism on prom night by straylight run

fast cars and freedom by rascal flatts

firewater by yellowcard

the best of me (acoustic) by the starting line

selective by the starting line

stay right there by allred

you make me feel like a natural woman by aretha franklin

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

natalie dee