Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blowing Bubbles at Walmart

Okay, let's be real, I'm not going to post every Sunday about Post Secret, because sometimes I don't have time or I don't have a secret I want to write about. However, today is not one of those days (In fact I have 4 I want to share with you, but you should go read all of them!). First off, I bought another Post Secret book, I think it's the first one. So now I have two. I tab my favorite ones in the books. (Also, look into Found Magazine;It's similar-ish and pretty cool, I have a book of it that I found (pun intended) when my family moved this summer.

I am sophomore in college and tomorrow is my first day of classes and I am in panic mode almost. I mildly freak out. I can't believe I am back at school and am about to have SO much to do, so many people to meet, so many curves and bumps in the road, ahhh!!!!!! Also, this kind of reminded my of when I would move, the first day of school is awkward and lonely and scary and it blows hardcore. But the absolute worse was lunch on the first day of school. You know the movie, Mean Girls? She eats in the bathroom all alone. Now, I never did that, but you get the gist, it's the worst part of the the worst part of the year, it's super awkward and rarely have I felt more alone. But, I have to give it up to humanity, kids in school are generally pretty accepting and lunch only really sucks the first day.

This one was actually ironic that it was posted this week. My roommates in my apartment we're all talking about this a few days ago. And when I say 'this,' I mean relationships (friendships, family, and romantic ones, all of them). Relationships have to be of equal sacrifice and equal dependancy and independence. It's a 2-way street. You both have to give and receive, you both need to take the other into consideration, you both need to be aware of their feelings and ask about them. If one side is doing everything, is doing all the sacrificing, doing all the giving up...if you give everything up for someone, you'll lose yourself and you won't be happy. So to me, it's like she lost herself and when she left them, she found herself again and got back to her passion, or hobby or whatever, of painting, which made her who she is and happy.

This one makes me smile because I kind of picture a Mom or Dad with their little kid and loving them so much and just to watch them be so happy and content with blowing bubbles that cost .99 cents at WalMart, and it brings them so much joy and they are innocent and nothing bad has happened to them yet. They haven't been dumped yet, they haven't struggled over tests yet, they haven't gotten in fights with their friends yet, life hasn't jaded them or anything, and wanting them to never be hurt. They only know the good in life and that is beautiful. Also, I really just LOVE Walmart. I never leave there unhappy, it's the best. And I myself have blown bubbles in many a Walmart parking lots that my mom had just bought me.

This one is so simple and so true to every single one of us. We are all terrified or something in this life. We are all uncertain and apprehensive about something and no one knows what life will bring, but we all suck it up and keep living life, because life, even though there are dark times when you can't see one ray of sunlight, life is great and life is fun and wonderful and it's all about what you are doing and who you are doing it with.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Here in Small Town, USA

I'm writing from the middle of Kansas-Ellsworth, KS to be exact-in literally the only hotel in this town. It's legit Kansas style. (Ellsworth, like the Rascal Flatt song, heard it? Go check it out, it's good.) Anyway, I'm in Kansas because I'm headed back out to BYU. Today, somewhere along the long, boring road of I-70 I found Waldo! He was in a red little Toyota. Drove with him for several miles (and when I say several I mean for like over 100 miles). And I really have to say that I love staying in Hotels. It's just kind of relaxing and chill. Everything in uncluttered and you don't have to make your bed in the AM lol. And I'm a huge, huge fan. Since my summer is now over (sad, sad day) I realized I saw A LOT of movies this summer since school got out last April. And most of these I didn't have to pay for (which makes it EVEN better) because I saw them with my family or Uncles and their families. Here they all are in order from least favorite to most favorite.

9. Eclipse (eh, had to see it. I got to finish the whole series and they are alright)
8. The Sorcerers' Apprentice (Surprisingly, funny. A little juvy, but not as bad as I thought)
7. Knight & Day (Funny, funny!)
6. Inception (Mind boggling, but not as good as I thought it was going to be)
5. Dinner for Schmucks (Stupid, but SUPER hilar)
4. Robin Hood (Pretty intense, way different than I thought. Saw it twice)
3. The A-Team (SOOOOO FUNNY, so quotable. LOVE it. Will buy DVD)
2. Salt (So B. A. I freaking LOVED it. I will be buying this DVD too)
1. Killers (Just ahead of my #2. Freaking HILARIOUS. My favorite, saw it twice. When is the DVD release date? It's a must have)

The sad thing is, I still have a long list of movies I am DYING to see. Good thing in Provo I can see a movie for $1.25 with my student ID card at the "Dollar" Theatre! How awesome is that? Good thing considering I am a poor college student for the next 3 years :)

PS- I really wish I had seen just 1 more movie , so that my list would have been a nice, round "Top 10" List. Bummer.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oh my God! He's friends with Morgan Freeman!

Okay 3 things;
1-All last week I was at my Uncle's Lake House in Southern VA for a family reunion having a BLAST tubing, skiing and riding the wave runner. Also, jumping off party decks and lighting fireworks (fireworks went off with out a hitch, JK we had a slight malfunction on the biggest firework we had and we took heavy fire and had to bail out through the smoke and exploding balls of fire all around us! haha no one was seriously injured though) I, well we all, returned a little worse for wear, but happy. We're all a little sunburned, a little sore, a little tired. A few of us (meaning me) came back with a headache and a tid bit of whiplash (my Dad and Uncle are out of control in pulling us in the tubes and we do "tube wars" and they truly are fights to the finish, bumping tubes, trying to flip each other and jumping back and forth from each other's tubes). I also came back with a little less blood than I started the week. A skiing incident with me and my cousin both skiing behind the boat at the same time=only time for one skier to get behind the boat and in the wake before we hit another boat's choppy wake. I made it over the first few wakes before biting it. Heather and I though are pretty pro at double skiing, even when she pushes me to get herself up we manage to get up just fine. The wave runner is AMAZING. 56 mph twice. Huge air. Exhilaration.

2-My favorite Post Secret this week:
I'm so connected to the military so that's why this one first caught my eye; but I love that some stranger is proud enough of our troops that by just a picture of their face that they stumbled upon that they hope and pray they and all our troops are alive and well.

3-DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS. My Uncle Steven, Heather and I went and saw this movie last night. It was obviously stupid, but let's be real here, not as stupid as I thought. And it was just as hilarious as I thought, so so funny....SO fuuny. So quotable. So funny. Such funny, weird characters. It had more of story line and more well-rounded characters than I thought it was going to have and I like it a lot. My Uncle was busting out, he loved it. Heather didn't want to go see it and she thought it was hilarious too. It was a fun, easy movie and I'm a fan. Steve Carrell is always funny and Zach Galifianakis always plays a character I hate but makes me laugh so hard at the same time. Paul Rudd and Stephanie Szostak were funny and excellent.
"My girlfriend is not a hooker."
" She tried to give me a BJ."
"If she didn't ask for money then she's not a hooker!"

Okay, I lied, only in accident though, I have 4 things.
4-I'm packing and leaving Tuesday to head back to BYU for my sophomore year, where I've changed my mind on majors again. Now, it is Communications with an emphasis in Print Journalism. This is it, for real this time. I can't wait to get out to see my friends, I can do with the waiting of going to class and doing homework haha. But I'm driving to Utah again, in my new 2008 Suzuki sx4 (pictures will surface sometime soon I imagine). It'll take 4 days with my cousin and Aunt. And then I'll be moving in, getting things out of storage, buying books, and setting up my new apartment, so I'm afraid it may be a while before I can post again. But I hope to be back ASAP or just not leave at all!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oh, cool, thanks Mrs. A

I LOVE everything about this commercial. It is SO funny and that pig is adorable; the kid's and mom's facial expressions are priceless. I need to some pinwheels asap.

Go ahead, watch it again. My family has watched it about 20 times.
And who doesn't absoultely love the Geico Gecko!?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Its only when we wake up then we realize that something was actually strange

Inception, what did you think? I don't think I liked it as much as everyone else has, but it's still a very good movie. I like it. Delving into people's innermost thoughts and ideas, into their subconscious's while they, and you are asleep, in the dream world. It's a very intricate movie, not necessarily plot-wise, but detail-wise, how the movie plays out. It keeps you on your toes, trying to keep track of everything. Definitely not a movie to see with a chatty friend. Leonardo DiCaprio, main character; and in all his movies he's a dynamic character-a past, secrets, trauma, etc. Doesn't it seem like his characters alway gets the short end of the stick in life? He really is kind of the only dynamic character in the movie however. I can only remember his and a very few number of other names of the characters. The rest are mostly just there, part of the plot. There are no real feelings of attachment. Ellen Page is one that I do remember her characters name, mainly because it was more her that brought me to the movie than DiCaprio did actually. Who can ever forget Juno? It's a favorite movie of mine. Ariadne (Page) is the other main character, but like I said, not really dynamic. She is however important in helping the dynamic of DiCaprio's character, Cobb. You also get another look at 500 Days of Summer's Joseph Gordon-Levitt; he and the third guy are both pretty B.A. and funny. It was a very exciting movie though and mentally intriguing. There was a long discussion of the movie afterwards. With a movie like this I am sure the ending was guessed before it came, but I won't tell. There is talk among viewers, Inception 2?It's one of those movies meant to keep you thinking, to rethink what you thought about your dreams. I love my dreams, even though it's super annoying trying to remember them! And the harder you try, the more they slip away. They are fleeting, they are revealing, confusing, normal, or absurd. The central theme of the dreams is interesting, what the characters have to say on dreams is really interesting too. There are some excellent quotes. So, Inception 2? I vote nay. Besides, don't you want Christopher Nolan working on Batman 3? It's a good movie, action, suspense, high stakes, taking chances, a little fear and some good humor; thought provoking, Goosebump book ending. It's not quite on my DVD list though yet.

(Her ears aren't actually pierced, and I'm not the only one who noticed)

You create the world of the dream. We bring the subject into that dream and fill it with their subconscious.
Our dreams, they feel real while we're in them right? Its only when we wake up then we realize that something was actually strange.
Let me ask you a question, you, you never really remember the beginning of a dream do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what's going on.

Friday, August 6, 2010

"I don't know what that means"

Does anyone know what insomnia is? Now, if I really have insomnia is unknown. I think that with my being a complete and utter night owl, I can stay up late easily, coupled with a million things bouncing around in my head all night and having a hard time getting to sleep lead to my "insomnia." .....Or is that what insomnia is. ...yeah.... Anyway. So, what are these thoughts of such great importance that require so much brain power that are bouncing around in my head that keep me up at night? I think some of it is no different than what you mull over, but some may never cross your mind. What do you think about at night? I'm pondering over mistakes made, chances missed, what to major in, who will I marry, when will I get married, decisions I've made, decisions I still need to make, (why both times I spelled 'decisions' I spelt it the same way incorrectly like I do EVERYtime)? Decisions my family members make, the choices (because I can't spell decisions anymore) my friends make and what I think of my family and friends choices. Should'ves, would'ves, could'ves. What do I really want to do in my life? What was that song I wanted to download, what actress was in that movie who was in something else? What I've accomplished, what I've failed, the experiences (another word I can never spell correctly) and opportunities I've had. What was that feeling of de ja vu I felt earlier that day? Who I've wrogned, who has wronged me? What am I going to do tomorrow? What I've gained, and what I've lost. What am I really feeling inside about what is happening around me externally. Late at night and continuing into the early morning you can often find me in my bed: writing, in my journal or typing on my computer or other things, and now blogging such as now (It's 2:34 AM) Or one would be wise to bet to find me reading a book or the comics from the newspaper. Or just laying in my bed listening to the radio or my iPod quietly in the background while my thoughts rebound inside my head. Or occasionally watching episodes online of my favorite shows. As of late I have started re-watching 'Bones' from the beginning, I've missed episodes and have never seen it all from the beginning and I want to be ready when season 6 premiers in September. It is my favorite show of all time.I LOVE every second of an episode even if I've seen it 10 times. It's been 4 days and I am halfway through season 3. I think I some would consider that 'having a problem.' I just really like series...good series, not crap like Big Brother or Jersey Shore, etc. I am known to fall asleep reading, watching on my computer, etc with lights on and waking up to find it still on and book, computers, etc on or under my face. Or if my mom happened to wake up, everything off and put neatly on the bedside table. I don't know, these are my late night ramblings. There is really no purpose but to continue to do things until I can't keep my eyes open. Then I'll get all settled in my bed. Then be wide awake. Sometimes it's a vicious cycle that I don't want to be in. I just want it all to stop so I can sleep. Sometimes it's a good time to think. Sometimes it's a good way to slow the next day arriving, and others, a painful slow tick of time when I'm needing the next day to began. I've watched the sun rise on more than one occasion. It's now 3:06 AM. I'm out.

Brennan aka Bones in the show Bones is a genius and very opiniated, but socially awkward at times and an not quite a genius when it comes to normalacy and pop culture. And I love how when someone uses sarcasm or references celbrities, movies, normal child hood nastalgia and she has no idea what's going on, she uses, unknowingly what's become her catch phrase, "I don't know what that means."