Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This is pretty fun to see what people have done. All you do is bold any of the items that you have done.

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band (clarinet in the 6th and 7th grade)
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyland
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. seen in person the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch-hiked
23. taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or a sunset
31. hit a home run (in the park)
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagra Falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing (on a wall)
40. seen Michaelangelo's David
41. sung karaoke
42. seen the Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. visited Africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. received a prestigious award
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie
56. visited the Great Wall of China
57. started a business (a lemonade stand in front of our house)
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold Girl Scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. got flowers for no reason
64. donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in Times Square
74. toured the Everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guards in London
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the Vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in Jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone's life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the Alamo in person
96. swam in the Great Salt Lake (eww!)
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee
100. learned to play an instrument

YOU do it too. I mean it. I want to hear what you've done.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Twilight, Shmilight!!

It's such a shame, really. I was so excited to see this movie. I waited until my mom could see it with me, got a sitter and made an evening out of it. What a letdown!! Towards the end, I couldn't wait for it to be over. Here are my thoughts on what was wrong with this movie.

First of all, the dialog was SO SLOW! It was like a week in between each sentence. Grrrr! Very frustrating! Just say it already!

The supporting cast was ridiculous! It was like all of the high school kids were casted from a bad reality show. No one could carry a scene and I hated every moment Bella interacted with them.

I know everyone who read the books had ideas as to what the characters should look like, but did they have to be so effeminate? That Eric guy was as gay as the day is long and isn't he supposed to be Angela's boyfriend? And Carlisle looked like Noah Wiley with too much powder puff on. I laughed out loud when I saw him. I couldn't help it because of how ridiculous he looked. And Jasper was in a constant state of constipation, or whatever that facial expression was. I know the actor was supposed to be playing 'troubled' but did he even think to check a mirror when he was practicing his 'look.' Oh well, lame, bleh, whatever!

And I guess they blew all of the special effects money on the last fight scene because when it came to the climactic moment of when Edward walked out in the sunlight I was so disappointed! If I had not read the books, I wouldn't know what to look for. He looked exactly the same except for some body glitter. I mean really, if that's all that sunlight did, why hang out in Forks? Go to Miami or San Francisco and live it up where men's body glitter is a common accessory. Booo!

I guess that's all the gripe I can come up with. I was so let down and I'm seriously considering not seeing the sequels, which is a shame because I loved the books so much.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!


We went to Sean's command Christmas Party. It was fabulous. Down to the free babysitting! We all got raffle tickets and the prizes ranged from a big screen TV to Best Buy gift certificates. After a yummy buffet dinner (our table got picked first to line up), we waited for the big event of the raffle drawing. The prizes were being handed out but we had a great table with good company. Then things got exciting. The DJ asked for 8 volunteers to come up onto the dance floor. Me, being a sucker for the lime light, scooted up there. It was easy since our table was right next to the floor. They set out 8 chairs and had us sit down. Then we played "Scavenger Hunt." This was when the DJ would tell us an item to get (a hat, napkin, nickel, business card, etc.) and as we searched for each item, one chair was removed and the last person back without a chair was out. I had a lot of help from Sean and those who sat at our table. He would get the item and toss it my way so I could be back at my chair before everyone else. Sean's CO even cheered me on. There are rumors that I beat down a girl in heels, but I claim she got caught up in my elbows. Anyway, I totally won! The prize was unknown and gift wrapped so I got to unwrap it in front of everyone and there in my hands was a Playstation 3!!! Whooo-Hooo! I don't think I touched the ground the rest of the night, I was so giddy. After a few dances, Sean and I left early to check that bad boy out. Besides, we didn't need to wait for the rest of the prizes. Before we left, my actual raffle ticket was chosen for a $50 gift card. I declined (they wouldn 't have let me take it anyway). I was bombarded with several congratulators and many wanted me to pick their winning lottery numbers. For someone who craves attention, this was the perfect evening!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gobble, Gobble, Ahoy!

I know this is late but I need to post something new.

We had an interesting Thanksgiving this year. Sean had duty on board ship (of course!!) and so my mom came out to make sure I wouldn't be alone. Fortunately, we had permission to board the ship at the docks and had a lovely turkey dinner with the sailors. It was buffet style and we had cafeteria trays but I was determined to have a festive time. I packed up a tablecloth, cloth napkins, napkin rings, and a centerpiece. I arranged it as best as I could, considering we had a booth to sit in. It was great. We had turkey, stuffing, veggies, green salad, sweet potato casserole, shrimp cocktail, and lots of pie and cheesecake. After we ate, we worked off the pie calories with a tour of the ship. Then it was time to leave because Sean had to get back to work. It wasn't the fanciest of Thanksgivings, but it was interesting and memorable.