Saturday, May 28, 2011

It's beginning to (sorta) feel like SUMMER!

 OK so maybe not exactly summer yet because when I look out my window I still only see dreariness, but I'm finally starting to actually do something in the evenings! Maybe it's just this weekend, but hopefully the fun will continue despite the unwelcoming weather. 
This past week I went and saw The Diary of Anne Frank which is playing in the Pardoe Theater in the HFAC. The benefits of working in the ticket office is that you get cool perks like free tickets to dress rehearsals of plays that are showing. So I went and I thought it was really good! I mean don't get me wrong it was really sad, but luckily I wasn't weeping, in fact I didn't even tear up, maybe this means I'm insensitive, but I think that it just made me really somber. Anne Frank wasn't a feel good play, but I definitely enjoyed and it really made me think of the horrors of the holocaust. So if you are in Provo, I would suggest you go see it! You can come visit me in the HFAC ticket office to buy tickets from 10-4pm everyday, excluding weekends. 
Then last night, Katie picked me up from work and we went to get the new Rolo Mcflurry from Mcdonald's. Let me tell you it was AMAZING! Chocolate + caramel = best creation ever! Then my lovely roommate, Kelsey invited me to go to a bonfire and it was very fun! The smoke from the fire was especially bad last night, and even after washing my clothes once they still smelled so I washed them again and my hair still smells slightly of smoke, even after washing it, so gross. Regardless of the stinky smoke I still had a fun time and here are some photos that I stole from Kelsey's facebook.
Roommates! Kelsie and Kelsey



It was a fun night.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Like Father Like Daughter

Although Father's Day is next month and I'll probably just do another post about my dad, I just feel like talking about the coolest dad ever. This evening I called my home and I talked to my dad. He is the best. He has a way of always getting a smile on my face. When I was little I cried all of the time, seriously all the time, just ask my mom, but one way to make me stop crying was to have my dad hold me and then i would cry on his shoulder. As soon as a tear would hit his shirt he would tell me to stop getting tickle tears on him and start laughing hysterically. Well of course this only makes me want to get more tears on him and all of sudden we would both be laughing together and I would forget what I was crying about. This technique still happens to work for me whenever I am crying.
Me and my wonderful dad

I don't know what it is about being a father, but I think they have a gene that makes them be cheesy. My dad is the cheesiest man on earth. I love that about him. I don't care what anyone says, but I think that cheesy humor is the most attractive thing ever. There are some phrases that my dad says and has always said ever since I can remember. He tells me that he got them from his dad and I want to continue the tradition of these cheesy sayings. In fact I do. I use the same sayings as my dad all the time. Some of his sayings that I LOVE are:

  • "Can't take you anywhere"
  • "Scares me and I'm fearless"
  • Someone says I feel stupid and you go up to them, touch them and say "Yep, you do"
  • "Let's make like a baby and head out" (yeah I didn't get this one until I was like 16 years old)
  • "Pull my finger" (one of his personal favorites)
There are a ton more, but I can't think of them on the spot, usually they just come out in a conversation. My dad is great, well the best actually. So as I sit here watching the Tinkerbell movie on the Disney Channel, I just want everyone to know that dad's are super, but especially my dad. I love him and I am so grateful to have him be my dad. He helped create my fairytale life. I would not choose to have anyone else be my dad and I hope one day to marry someone just like him.
I love you Daddy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I promise it wasn't rated R

This evening my dear sister and I went to see The King's Speech at the dollar theater. Yes, I realize this movie was rated R, but I just so happen to live in Mormonville and therefore we get the edited version so it was only PG-13. Yay for editing!!! Well let me tell you, I thought it was FANTASTIC! Seriously it was so good. Now as I am blogging I am doing a little research on this amazing story of King George VI. That is one reason I love movies like this, they always get me interested in what really happened in history. I'm no history major, but I think this might be the influence my mom and sister, being history majors, have had on me. I can see now why this movie got so many awards; it was really well done. I also think the cast was great, so many actors that I actually knew like:

Colin Firth (of course)
Who wouldn't want Mr. Darcy to be king, right?
Geoffrey Rush
He was really funny! It was nice seeing him play someone a little more refined than a pirate.
Helena Bonham Carter
Although usually I think she is really creepy, I mean you have to be to play Bellatrix Lestrange, but I thought she was very tender and supportive in this movie.
Guy Pearce
During the whole movie I was trying to think where I'd seen him from and it hit me! He was in The Count of Monte Cristo! Although his character was a total brat, he played it very well.
Jennifer Ehle
Um hello! Elizabeth Bennet was in it too! I didn't even recognize her to be honest, until I saw her name in the credits. She certainly looks different.
Michael Gambon
It's Dumbledore! Goodness they certainly know how to cast royalty, Mr. Darcy and the most powerful wizard ever.
Timothy Spall
Peter Pettigrew/Wormtail/Nathaniel
I may know him from a few movies. It was interesting to see him playing a guy that wasn't conniving with someone evil.
Basically I felt like I'd seen the whole cast before, which makes me very excited because that doesn't usually happen. Anyways, all I have to say is if you are in Provo and have yet to see The King's Speech, GO SEE IT! You won't regret it and you only have to pay $1.50 (whoever thought it was a good idea to add .50 cents to the dollar theater price should be shunned)! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Life is a Fairy Tale

For this first post, well i guess it's the second, I wanted to explain my title. I have grown up all my life listening, reading, watching fairy tales. I LOVE fairy tales. I mean who wouldn't want to live happily ever after right? Well, I believe that my life is a fairy tale. I really can't think of something wrong with my life and even when I go through hard times I just remember that Cinderella had much tougher time than I did with her evil stepmother. I love the words of Hans Christian Andersen, "Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all." Isn't that the truth? We may dream of one day living without cares or never having to worry about something going wrong, but then there wouldn't be a story to tell. It's through the trials that we can get to the happiness. Sounds crazy, but life wouldn't be life if we didn't have to deal with those evil witches and spells. 
While I am living this fairy tale, I plan to make the most of it and to live my dreams. I won't be looking to having just my happily ever after eventually, but I am going to start my happily ever after right now. There is no point in waiting to be happy in the future, when it is so easy to do so now.
So maybe I want to be just like Giselle and wear a big flouncy dress too, but for the most part I just want to live my fairy tale life.


So lately all I have been hearing about is blogging. I feel like everyone is doing it and I'm starting to feel out of the loop. So here's to jumping on the bandwagon! I'm not exactly sure what I will write on here, but I figured I would give it a go and with all this extra time on my hands this summer I thought it would be a fun project to start. 
Here I go!