Thursday, May 31, 2007

Knocked Up Trailer

I have been waiting to see this for months. I adored 40 Year Old Virgin and I am hoping I will love this. I am trying not to get my hopes up though; but I have loved a lot of things Judd Apatow has written like Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, and I just found out he wrote Heavyweights. Heavyweights was a favorite of mine as a kid. So babies and Judd Apatow, I don't think this movie can go wrong.

I will be seeing this Friday on a double date with my favorite married couple

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Waitress Trailer - Keri Russell

You should go see this movie. It was wonderful. It is bittersweet though because the writer/director/co-star Adrienne Shelley was murdered and never got to see her final project :(

Thursday, May 24, 2007

All alone

Brad is going to be in New Mexico visiting his mom for the next five days. He left last night. It sucks sleeping alone. I have never lived alone. I don't like it. I get scared. At least I have my kitties for company.

I am looking forward to this alone time though, it is just the night time that is scary. I plan on cleaning the house, reading a lot, enjoying silence, listening to music, and laying out naked on the back porch. Amber is coming over Saturday and Sunday night to hang with me. I plan on making Sangria and Lemon Drops and getting drunk. And egg rolls, there must be egg rolls.

Monday, May 21, 2007

More Reading

I read four books this weekend.

My friend Amber always said I should read Sarah Dessen, but I never have until now. This weekend I read Keeping the Moon and Someone Like You (which was made into the movie How to Deal). They were both pretty good. I actually liked Keeping the Moon better, since I am someone who still has self-esteem issues. Someone Like You was harder to like because since I had seen the movie first kept imagining Mandy Moore as the main character and Peter Gallagher as her Dad.

Next I read Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This was a fantastic book! It is the diary of a teenage girl. It starts out with normal high school stuff and then you read that a meteor is scheduled to hit the moon. Everyone watches as it knocks the moon closer to Earth, causing flooding, earthquakes, and volcanoes. She must then survive with her family in their New England home. Thanks to my source, I heard Susan Beth Pfeffer is writing a companion book with the tale of a boy in the New York projects and how he survives the same ordeal.

Finally I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. So haunting and traumatic. I guess I am used to a Jericho post-apocalyptic world where everyone bands together to help each other survive, but this was the opposite. A father and son are traveling to the coast in a barren wasteland trying to survive and evade capture by bands of people who have turned to cannibalism to survive. But the story is really about the love between the Father and son.

I cried while reading all of these books. Wow, I am such a cry-baby.

Friday, May 18, 2007

It all goes back to AMC

I sometimes like to think about what a different person I would be like if I had decided to go straight to a four-year university after high school. I was completely registered and then decided that I should drop out because I was in love and we were going to move to Minnesota and be together forever. Yeah, that relationship lasted another six months before it fizzled, and I was left wondering what the hell I had done.

I love my life now and the person I have become. I can't even fathom how I would be different if I didn't go through what I have the last six years. I also like to go back and think about how I got here:

My father loves movies. All growing up he got me into great movies like Army of Darkness, Clockwork Orange, and To Kill A Mockingbird. All during middle school, I went to the movies every weekend with my friends.
1998 This love for movies caused me to get my first job at the local AMC Movie Theater, also because it was the only place that hired 15 year olds. I met Kerri and Laura there, who became my close friends.

2001 I met the above Minnesotan at Laura's apartment the summer after high school, which caused me to drop out of college.

2002 I got a job as a hostess at Red Lobster after that, because Kerri worked there.

2003 July. Kerri and I became friends with a server named James. We hung out at his house a lot and I ended up meeting his friend Ashley, who had moved here from Fort Collins. She became a close friend.

2003 October. Ashley and I didn't have jobs, so she suggests we go to the temp agency Manpower. I got the job, she didn't. I was hired on by the company I was temping for and am still there.

2004 October. I hung out at Ashley's house a lot and on Halloween she had a party. A local band named John Denver's Last Flight played. Ashley started going out with the bass player, Matt. I met the guitar player Brad, but thought he was too drunk and too loud.

2004 December. Brad and I had become friends and I had a crush on him.

2004/2005 New Years Eve. Brad and I make out. We have been together since.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


By December I will finally be done with my two-year Associates Degree from Mesa Community College. It has only taken me six years! So in Spring 2008 I should be starting at ASU.

I have been really struggling to pick a major. There are so many choices and I'm not sure what I would be good at or love doing. But something was recently added as a choice and I think it may be my major: A B.A. in Sustainability. It is actually not even going to be a undergrad major until Fall 2008. I am so excited. Here is some tidbits:

B.A. students will be able to:
  • Understand the concepts and methods of environmental economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental politics, ethics, design, and human geography relevant to the sustainability of environmental resources and social institutions.
  • Apply these concepts and methods to developing sustainable institutions for water, land, air, and urban management at the local to global level.
  • Evaluate the sustainability of environmental institutions, legal frameworks, property rights, and culture.
I am really interested in the environment and helping to change things, but I did not want to go into the science part of it. I think this is perfect.

Kid Nation: CBS Promo

When I heard about this on NPR, I wasn't so sure. But after watching this promo I think this looks great. I can't wait.

Monday, May 14, 2007


On Friday my best friend Amber graduated college with a BA in Elementary Education. I am so happy for her and excited to see her shaping young minds. I know she is going to be the best teacher and I don't think there is any job that is more important.

I had so much fun on Friday finally meeting her Grandparents and drinking with her family. I still find it weird drinking with "grown-ups". I feel that I am doing something wrong and that I am going to get in trouble. Maybe by the time I'm 30 I will feel differently.


It is not fun being back at work after five days off. Last Tuesday was the last day of the semester. Thankfully I finally finished Eng 101 after about 5 tries. I obviously know how to write, but I am just lazy and always dropped the class. This time, the professor was a very lenient grader. I did not really try at all and sometimes I didn't meet the length requirement but I still got A's on all my essays.

Then on Wednesday through Friday morning I was in Sedona staying in the Forest Houses. I have been going to these since I was little and I even think about getting married there. It was great to relax and read, read, read. Since last Sunday I have read five books and they were all fantastic. I get a lot of good book ideas from bookshelves of doom. On Sunday we went to the library to get books for the Sedona trip and by Monday night I had already read Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness and Poison Study. So I had to go back to the library on Tuesday to get the sequel, Magic Study. So then by Thursday night in Sedona I finished Magic Study, The Society of S, and The Handmaid's Tale.

Now I am reading Oryx and Crake and Peeps. I love that with all this reading I have been watching TV less and my DVR list has a lot of great shows waiting to be watched. I finally watched the two-hour Grey's Anatomy last night.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blah Blah Blah

I am watching the third season of Arrested Development and their new lawyer is Charles in Charge and his name on the show is Bob Loblaw. So this morning a co-worker was telling a story and said, "Blah, blah, blah." and I said, "Oh, you watch Arrested Development?!" and she had no idea what I was talking about.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


I switched Doctors because my old one never tried to get to the root of problems and just tried covering the symptoms. So yesterday I had to get four immunization shots; Tetanus, Hep A and B, and Gardasil(HPV). Then I had a pap smear. The thing I don't like about a vaginal exam is that they always sit there and talk to their nurse like nothings going on. Your hand is in my vagina, I want you giving it all of your attention!

Now I have to go give blood so I can have my cholesterol and blood sugar tested. Yay for actually taking care of my body!