Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mamma Mia!

I saw a great show with my roommate Ashley (yes, we have the same name)... we wanted to catch Mamma Mia on Broadway before it came out in theaters this summer...

It was really funny! I especially loved these two... The Australian guy and the bigger girl. Can't you see the passion in his eyes?? I could from the very back row! Hilarious...
The movie comes out on July 18th, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Christine Baranski... I'm thinking it will be a good one!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My celtic love...

I have this thing for poetry, and I think that's in part why I like Celtic music so much... I feel like a lot of Celtic music is poetry... Which is awesome because I just found out that one of my current favorite Celtic songs was actually an original poem by Francis Ledwidge, the Irish poet, set to music by a Celtic group called Anuna. Here are those favorite lyrics...


She'll come at dusky first of day
White over yellow harvest's song
Upon her dewy rainbow way
She shall be beautiful and strong
The lidless eye of noon shall spray
Tan on her ankles in the hay
Shall kiss her brown the whole day long

I'll know her in the windows tall
Above the crickets of the hay
I'll know her when her odd eyes fall
One May-blue, one November-gray
I'll watch her down the red barn wall
Take down her rusty scythe and call
And I will follow her away
I will follow her away

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

oh sweet Tuesday...

I received about 10 hate emails today for work I'm doing on a documentary about dogs. Here are the choicest bits:

-HELL NO!!!!!!!No thank you

-This may be news to the fat couch potato dogs apparently owned by National Geographic staffers.

-You clearly should move on to tabloid journalism as it is your true calling.

I would like to thank my adoring fans! They really know how to make a girl feel special. But seriously, this wasn't even the meanest...

Also, I've been tagged! So, here's how the game goes:
The rules are:
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

  • What I was doing 10 years ago: I was at my brother Ryan's wedding- I stole that from Sandi's blog (his wife!)... I was 14, awkward stage... Freshman in high school, at this time of year I would be playing tennis and getting ready for summer!
  • Five things on my To Do List today: Read my book club book, laundry (yikes, I just remembered!), buy plane ticket for sister's wedding... sign up for BYU class, and write!
  • Things I would do if I were a billionaire: I guess I would do everything... in style. I would have a live in chef who would do all my grocery shopping, I would have a house in NY, San Diego, Granite Bay, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Provo, and Santa Rosa, a private jet that makes only direct flights, horses, a boat for wakeboarding, and I would quite my job and write fiction stories for kids, and I would send lots of boys on missions and help bring food and clean water to people in Africa and set up schools for kids in India and maybe I would have a private army that would wipe out bad people and save abused people and spread lots of music and love around the world! And I would buy an island in Ireland and Japan and have a garden and always invite my family over to play... And I would have a bird too.
  • Three of my bad habits: Staying up late, procrastination, possibly over-reacting
  • Five places I’ve lived: Granite Bay, CA; Provo, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Washington, DC; New York, NY
  • Five jobs I’ve had: Freelance Associate Producer for Fox13 in SLC, Director of the BYU Daily News, Graphics Artist for the BYU Daily News, Photog for BYU Daily News, Receptionist/office assistant at ISU Insurance Services
  • I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG!): Brittney Cramer, Brenda Saunders, Lyndee Lychfield, Shelby Pinney, Courtney Pinney!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Blockbusters...

So, I used to have this addiction of going to the movies, a lot... when I lived in DC 2 summers ago I think I averaged 5 movies, in the movie theatre, every month. Needless to say, upon moving to NYC I decided I should probably take it easy, save some money, etc., so I joined NetFlix which per month cost the same as going to the movies once, and I could get about 8 movies instead. Well, The addiction has sort of returned, and at the perfect time, too, because there are a lot of great movies coming out this summer! In the past two weeks I've seen 3...

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspiancute and interesting... a little different from the book, but it was always my least favorite of the Narnia books so I think they did a good job. I especially liked the flying Griffon's and the costumes... the animation was okay... I'm totally over the two oldest Pevensie children, at the perfect time too since the next movie should only feature Lucy and Edmund.

Iron Man
uh-mazing... loved it. I want to go see it again in the theatre... and if you saw the American Idol finale, I think we can all agree that Robert Downey Jr. is awesome. A+ animation, it was cast perfectly, and the story line was unique. It's a must see.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullcrazy good, and really funny. I think Shia LaBeouf did a great job as "Mutt". It walked the sci-fi line quite a bit, but all those Indy movies are crazy, right? And besides, I love sci-fi. Cate Blanchett did a great job as the bad guy.. girl.

Steven Spielberg is SO good at what he does, I love all his movies. Some of my top fave's...

Jurassic Park (no brainer)
War of the Worlds (out of this world AMAZING)
Minority Report

If you haven't you should should see all of these. :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Aren't we cute

Coast to Coast - the 4 youngest kids all together again!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hot off the presses!

Our beautiful sister Jana is ENGAGED! It's so exciting!