Thursday, July 30, 2009

There are just a few more things I'd love to hear myself say...

Egomaniac Tag:

My friend Tammy tagged me ... she joked that she can't resist talking about herself... well, me too.

What is your current obsession? Jen's wedding. Mostly the centerpieces.

What do you hate the most that everybody else seems to love? Reality TV.

What are you wearing today? Right now: still in my green sweatpants and guitar hero t-shirt. I plan on being cuter, just haven't gotten around to it yet. {It's still before noon--c'mon!}

What's for dinner? Leftovers... so either "Thai red chicken" or the sausage pasta pepperoncini thingy from the other night.

What would you eat for your last meal? Does Diet Coke count?

What's the last thing you bought? Pretty beads for me and green ribbon for Jen's wedding.

What are you listening to right now? Sleeping baby and "Las Vegas" on TV.

What do you think of the person that tagged you? I've known Tammy since the 8th grade. We were fast friends and even though we went to different high schools we stayed friends. Years later, we ended up working in cosmetics together. She is responsible for my obsession for Bridget Jones and is the reason I started seeing rated R movies. Now that I'm all grown up, we are blogging buddies thanks to Facebook. Wow 'eh? I'm pretty sure that Tammy and I are meant to be friends for life... I couldn't be happier about it. I just wish we were better at actually hanging out.

If you could have a house, fully paid for, and totally furnished anywhere in the world, where would it be? On a beach somewhere or an apartment in NYC.

What is one of your hobbies? Jewelry.

What is one way you don't want to die? Fire.

What are 3 "guilty pleasures" you indulge in? Diet Coke. Gossip Girl. Shopping--in all forms. Even grocery shopping can sometimes give me a high.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe? My "skinny jeans" I bought for my 10-year reunion that I can now fit into again. Halle-freakin-lujah!

What is your dream job? Novelist.

Describe your personal style. I'd say classic, but I'm pretty sure I'm just boring. I think I used to have more "style". Sad.

What are you going to do after this? Shower. :) Then, hit up Wal-Mart on my way to Ang's for some girl-time and box-folding. {The Chocolate is doing a wedding this weekend!}

What is your favorite "happy hour" at Sonic? Lately the blue coconut cream slush.

What inspires you? Everything.

Who was the last person you kissed? Blaine this morning. Jake before his nap.

What are you currently reading? About a Boy.

What delighted you most today? A phone call from my Mother-In-Law.

By what criteria do you judge a person? If they are "real", positive, and their sense of humor.

What is the stupidest movie ever made? So many to choose from... but one of my favorite memories was seeing Stealth with my friend Luke. We laughed our butts off.

What was the last really great movie you saw? There's been some great movies {a lot of which I haven't seen yet... i.e. Away We Go} But, I absolutely LOVED 3:10 to Yuma. It's still the greatest movie I've seen in a very long time.

I tag everyone... You're it!

The rules: Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cue Music because The Hills Are Alive...

So on the 24th, the Lee clan headed for the mountains--Snowbird to be precise. We rode the tram {still just as awesome as it was when we were kids}, had a picnic {KFC counts, right?}, and basked in the hippy gloriousness that is the "Snowbird scene". I love the mountains... seriously, I don't know why I don't take better advantage of where I live.
It was a great time.
 Self portrait on the way up the canyon.
{With the windows down... is there any other way to drive up the canyon when it's not snowing?}
Isabel on the tram.
Pretty girl.
Nervous Michelle and Kaiya.
{Michelle didn't care much for the ride to the top.}
My boys.
Look!! There's Maria!

Ski stuff.
More ski stuff.

There's that handsome kid. He's always in all my pictures.

"Not Quite Corn"?
Playing with Daddy.
Here we are.

Isabel and Laurel.
Handsome guys.
The girls.
Megan and me. I love this girl!
She's very shy about the paparazzi.
Thanks Scotty.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

We had so much fun renting the Franklin Covey Bees suite. Thanks to all who came and basked in the perfect summer night with us. We loved it!


~*Lemon Cream Pie*~
I must have been channeling The Pie Hole and Keri Russell...
Not bad for my first legit home-made pie, 'eh?
Yeah, I'm pretty proud of myself.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

If I ruled television...

It's no shocker that I am shamelessly addicted to TV... Aside from the Reality TV travesty and anything sport-related, I'll watch most everything--even the crap that fits into the "It's so bad it's good" category. That being said, I somewhat fancy myself a television snob in what I watch.
But that's for another conversation.
This is about the shows that got canceled too soon.
 My So-Called Life.
This early nineties teen drama made me want to dye my hair like Claire Danes and date Jared Leto. Sadly, it only lasted one season and left us all hanging with whether our heroine would choose the goofy, lovable, next-door neighbor or the mysterious, brooding hemp-wearing hunk.
Samantha Who?
The show finished its second and final season and while I don't think season two was all season one was, this show was witty, well-written, and well-cast. Anything with Jean Smart is sure to be great.
Pushing Daisies
It's whimsical, bright, romantic, funny, sharp, and well... brilliant. I cannot say enough good about this show. Unfortunately, neither could anyone else, because it was canceled after two seasons. Boo.
Firefly is an enigma; the series was so popular (after its cancellation, of course) that the DVDs sold out and a movie version was made. Apparently, Joss Whedon's genius was "too boring--not enough action" in the opening episode, so it was cut completely from the series line-up, as were several other key episodes. It's no wonder Firefly flopped on TV, but don't worry, the entire one-season-series makes it to the disc set.
This show may seem nerdy and sci-fi (and it is a little), but trust me--Captain Mal Reynolds is the new Han Solo.Ahh... Arrested Development (three seasons)...
Be still my beating heart. This show should evoke world peace, it's so great! There are rumors of a movie, but I'll believe it when I see it (or at least see that's it's "in production" on IMDB).
This is another one of those shows that's been hugely popular post-cancellation. I can't really understand how it didn't get watched... but I guess I wasn't a faithful watcher until I owned the DVDs either, so..... I digress.
This show is so awesome that it deserves two pictures.


Now that we've studied the greatness out there, let's take a look at the CRAP that's lasted too long on TV. Seriously, I can't believe people watch this stuff.
Big Brother
Let's put aside the fact that this show is named after Orwell's genius-Totalitarian Society-novel, 1984, and talk about the fact that this crap has been on the air for ELEVEN SEASONS. Wow. I don't know what else to say about this.
Girls Next Door.
Yeah, this is all we need--porn stars with an agenda. Are you freaking kidding me? Seriously, this has got to be a joke.
Oh, and Heffner has confirmed a sixth season. Yippee.
Prison Break.
This show should have been over and done with after season one (which we actually liked until the final moments when we realized the show was selling out to keep the money train rolling). How many different prisons have been busted now? And this show lasted four seasons?
Flavor of Love.
Flavor of Love 2.
I Love New York.
I love New York 2.
New York Goes to Hollywood.
New York Goes to Work.
I wish I was making all this up. I'm not. This girl really has starred in all these shows.
Apparently America loves her.
I don't get it.
Do you?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Family and Friends

Melissa, Noah, and little Eden were in town for about five minutes and we were lucky enough to get together for a take-out picnic in Pleasant Grove. We LOVE the Sebourns. Melissa and I met in our Pinnacle Singles Ward, shared English major {and Prof. John Goshert love} ... even our husbands are in love with other. Seriously, who gets this lucky with husband-buddies?
Anyway, we love them and only wish that when Noah is a big shot, bona fide lawyer, they will live a little closer to us.
 Mel and Eden.
Jake, Eden and Kaiya
The crew.
Michelle, Kaiya, Laurel, Alicia and Melissa.
Noah, Melissa {and baby Ruthie}, and Eden.

These are even older, but while and Nannie and Matty were in town a while back, we met up for lunch at Magleby's Fresh. {Bless their spinach salad, rolls and buttermilk pie!}
Isabel, Laurel, Lisa, Kaiya, Michelle, Nannie, Matt, Jake and me.
Ahhhhh... Magleby's
Uncle Matt!