Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Feel free to ignore the rest of this post since it's pretty self-indulgent (to use a Simon Cowell phrase), but my grandma died yesterday. She was a pretty great lady and I miss her a lot. She'd been sick a lot the last six months so it's not exactly unexpected, but it happening now was still a surprise. She and my grandpa (who will be 92 next month) were married for 64 years, which is almost a retired person right there, and it blows my mind. I know she was ready to go and that makes it a lot easier, knowing she's so much happier now. But I still miss her a lot and can't really believe she's gone now.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Also, I had a strange dream that I was competing in Dancing with the Stars this season, despite the fact that I am not a star. And Larry David was the producer, and he was super mean! For the first show I was doing a dance to the song Steam Heat but I forgot my iPod so I didn't have the music I needed, and of course the show is live so I couldn't go home and get it. So we went online and tried to find it there but all of the song versions were too long for the show. I asked Larry David if he'd move me to the end of the show so I'd have time to get my iPod but he said no. And I was matched up with a lady professional dancer named Lexie, and I hadn't even met her yet even though it was the first show, so I didn't have any professional choreography or anything. I was really mad!
I know, this is the kind of quality posting you've been missing.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tomorrow is my last day at my current job! In one week I start at another firm in DC, doing financial regulatory work, which is what I want to do and I can't really do it full-time at the place I'm at right now. I'm nervous about starting somewhere new but excited to mix things up and have a new challenge.
My grandma has been in and out of the hospital for the last six months, and she's back in right now. It's been pretty sucky.
Yay for fall tv starting soon! I went through and reset my dvr so it's up-to-date for the new season, I didn't add too many shows to the mix but there are a few I want to give a shot. I'll try to post about them and let you know how I think the fall season in general is going. Not like you care, but at least it'd be a blog post!
I'm going to South Bend this weekend for a wedding, my fourth one there! This one isn't at Notre Dame though, the couple getting married is actually from South Bend, so at least it'll be a little different from the other weddings I've been to there.
Andy and I are doing the coolest thing ever in October. Well, it's two coolest things ever. We are going to the Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long at the movie theater the first weekend in October, and a few weeks after, the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long!! Try not to be insanely jealous. Oh wait, too late? I figured. I heart Belle!
You know what else I heart? Cal football! Sure, UC Davis and Colorado aren't the biggest challenges in the world but so far we're averaging 52 points a game so at least we're blowing out lesser opponents rather than squeaking by. So take that, people who predicted us seventh in the Pac-10. Ok, we're only two games into the season so maybe I shouldn't be saying that yet, but at least it's a good start.
Speaking of the Pac-10, I like the Pac-10. Not the Pac-12. And definitely not this whole splitting it into two divisions thing with the California schools not all together! One of the things I have always liked and respected about the Pac-10 is that we always play every team in our conference, which a lot of conferences don't do and I think it's kind of crappy not to. This ruins that! So that's a big reason why I don't like it.
I have all of next week off so maybe I'll be good and post more stuff then I've been meaning to talk about. Or maybe I'll just post about new tv! Or maybe I'll get distracted with my craft projects and forget all together. How will it turn out, so exciting!!!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
At first it was confusing, just the idea of computers was, like, woah. I'm eleven hundred years old. I had trouble adjusting to the idea of Lutherans.
Also, just because I haven't posted in a million years and someone could possibly care, I'm moving at the end of the month. That'll be the third time in three years! And to a new neighborhood in DC, which, if you count when I lived in Arlington and my summers here, puts me at five different DC metro neighborhoods. I'm becoming an expert! I'm trying to go through and get rid of more stuff this time around, there's nothing like repetitively packing and repacking to make you feel like weeding out stuff.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Here is Jeff, and here is me. At the end, you hear me saying "Go Bears!" =)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Spoiler alert! What's with Sarah on Chuck? Like, she can kill people and it's ok, but Chuck can kill people and it makes him this terrible person she can't be with anymore? That's bs. But also bs, Chuck's weird deal with "I want to be a spy"/"let's run away together and leave the spy game behind." He keeps contradicting himself as to what he wants! Pick a plan and stick with it.
My favorites on Idol so far--Lee, Didi, and Casey. Siobhan needs to stop with the shrieking, and Crystal is good but snoooooooooze.
It's warm here! Finally. Makes me very happy. And I can't believe tomorrow is April, too.
The worst music video ever.
Speaking of worsts, the woman in the Special K commercial where she's at the coffee shop and the barista asks if she wants anything else and she looks at the danish is possibly the worst actress ever.
Comcast has been on my list for a while, but now it's on my List. And I have literally zero other options in my building, sigh. Why isn't anyone worried about this as an antitrust issue?
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
And yes, this is all I've said about the Oscars so far (I think) but what more needs to be said? Not much in the way of surprises, although I was happy to see James Cameron not be king of the world again. NPH being there for an opening number? Awesomeness. Steve Martin, I still love you. See, nothing new for me to add. Except for gushing over this dress. Sigh.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
Speaking of tv, I'm glad real television is back tonight! Not that I didn't enjoy the Olympics (except for the part about Canada beating us in multiple gold medal games), but I am excited to see Carrie Underwood on HIMYM. And Pam and Jim have their baby! You know, the important things that my life revolves around.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Haha, the overly-conceited Mary Powers doesn't make it through! Good.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Speaking of Glee (Kristin Chenoweth guested on Glee a while ago, hence the mental jump), NPH is going to be on Glee! On the episode that Joss Whedon is directing!!! Makes my heart fill with gladness =)
UPDATE: Sadness, Kristin was only on the first day of auditions! She seemed to do a good job but there wasn't much time to see her. Oh well.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Ok, tonight was HIMYM's 100th episode, where they promised us both a musical number and major developments on the Ted's wife front. The episode was mostly about Ted and Barney, so let's talk about the other three first. We see Lily, Marshall, and Robin in the bar talking about the Hot Lady Bartender and that's about it, and I was not impressed with that subplot. First of all, it didn't really go anywhere, unless you count Robin discovering that it's fun to be a Hot Lady Bartender as a big ending. Which I do not. We've had enough episodes of Lily talking about hot ladies in general, I'm kind of over that, it's not super funny anymore. I know they were trying to give them something to do so they weren't totally irrelevant for this episode, but I think they could have done better. And yeah, there's no second of all, but that's because they didn't have anything else going on either, so it's not my fault.
Barney traded in his suits for a shot at Hot Lady Bartender, which I thought was pretty funny. Barney's secret bathroom suit? Nice. And the whole sequence with "injured" suit and Tim Gunn's guest appearance? Classic. I love that the buttons at least saved another life. The musical number was pretty hilarious, but NPH is a musical genius so I have to say I was expecting awesome so I would have been disappointed with less. It was weird seeing him in a t-shirt too, it just felt all wrong.
And Ted met his future wife...'s roommate. I'm not surprised it wasn't Rachel Bilson (aka Cindy the grad student), it would have been way too obvious since everyone knew she was guest starring and all that. I do feel like we're so close to the mother that just a few...more...episodes...and we'll be there. But it's 100 episodes, and still a tease! I think they keep doing this because they feel like once we meet her, it's all over, but I think just because we know there's a happy ending that doesn't mean there can't be good funny crazy episodes along the way. Case in point? Ted and Robin. We knew from the start that they were not going to end up together, yet season two with their relationship was really good. The fact that we knew it was destined to end didn't ruin those stories, so I think it could work here if we actually got to see the mom get her yellow umbrella back. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get somewhere soon!