Monday, November 24, 2008

And the winners are...

Crazily enough, this is actually the calmest of the pictures that I have displaying the triumph that is our Twilight t-shirts. That's right, a round of applause to Melinda for her winning entry of "Be a Lover, Not a Biter" which caused many a head to turn when Jamica passed by in the concession stand. As you can also see, Brooke went with the saucy "Vamped Up", whereas I went a bit of a different direction with "Who the Forks is Bella?". An honorable mention to Lynn for "Bear... it's what's for dinner" which got a lot of laughs all around. We thought about wearing our shirts to church the next day, a la prom dresses, but in the end we decided against it as we would be too much of a distraction. When you're this hot and all...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Karine would be so proud.

As most of you all know, the most anticipated movie in Mormondom since "The Empire Strikes Back" (Dude, the Force is totally the priesthood!) is coming out this weekend. That's right, you fans of all things Stephenie Meyer, we're talking "Twilight" (Insert girly screams here). I still haven't figured out what makes a vampire hot - do you know what they do?!?- but the books are a fun read so I am in for the movie. My friend Brooke and I have decided to get into the spirit of it and embrace our inner dorks by making t-shirts for the movie, so I have been tasked with coming up with some funny sayings. Knowing the infinetly creative minds of my fellow dorks (aka family and friends) I would love any suggestions that you might have. I will be sure to post a picture of us in our finished projects. In the meantime, enjoy the movie, Karine, as I am certain that you are probably already camping out in front of the theater!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Apparently, some people take my blog quite seriously.

Is it over the top to call myself visionary?

Pentagon Clears Flying-Car Project for Takeoff
By Noah Shachtman November 13, 2008

Pentagon mad-science division Darpa is helping build thought-controlled robotic limbs, artificial pack mules, real-life laser guns and "kill-proof" soldiers. So it comes as no surprise, really, that the agency is now getting into the flying-car business, too.

Darpa hopes its "Personal Air Vehicle Technology" project, announced yesterday, will ultimately lead to a working prototype of a military-suitable flying car -- a two- or four-passenger vehicle that can "drive on roads" one minute and take off like a helicopter the next. The hybrid machine would be perfect for "urban scouting," casualty evacuation and commando-delivery missions, the agency believes.

Mix it up! Mix it up!

Okay, If you want to laugh for one minute and fifty-five seconds while learning something that will not only enrich your happiness but also the lives of your loved ones check this out. Make sure you tell your friends and leave a comment or two. Brooke - you so cra-zay!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ready or not...

I don't usually respond to tags (or is it that people don't tag me?) but this is for Lynn, the most Christian woman I know.

Eight Favorite TV Shows:

1. Arrested Development - Anyone who doesn't like this show should just stop reading right now because there is no hope for friendship between us.
2. The Office - If you don't know Michael Scott, you are Michael Scott.
3. 30 Rock - I nominate Alec Baldwin for the funniest man on television ever.
4. Project Runway/Top Chef - Same show, different medium. Both fierce.
5. Law and Order - The original will always be the best.
6. CBS Sunday Morning - They always do interesting stories on the news, culture, politics, etc.
7. Masterpiece Theater - The perfect way to end a Sunday.
8. Pardon the Interruption - I could listen to Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon all day, even when I don't know who the heck they are talking about.

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Laundry
2. Read the first 50 pages of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime". Thanks Brooke!
3. Looked at a bunch of jobs
4. Edited some writing
5. Made a goal to run
6. Decided to put off running
7. Checked up on my dad
8. Had the third great night of sleep in a row

Eight Things I Look Forward To:

1. Jet Packs
2. Flying Cars
3. Wearing metallic clothes
4. Eating food compressed into pellets
5. The day that chub is sexy again
6. The day that ghostly white skin is sexy again
7. The day that Obama makes all my dreams come true
8. Thanksgiving

Eight Favorite Restaurants:

1. Ego Thai
2. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
3. Joe's Barbeque
4. The Compass
5. Wagamama
6. Duke's
7. The one on the top of the Westin Kauai
8. Room Service

Eight Things On My Wishlist*

*See "Eight Things I Look Forward To" but replace Thanksgiving with a Jaguar E-Type.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happiness is...

1. A giraffe, a lady bug, a turkey, a dragonfly, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid waiting for their closeups.

2. Watching your family making fools of themselves just because you told them to.

3. Hearing everyone say "See you all in 2010!".

Thursday, November 6, 2008

No llores por mi, Argentina...

Hace diez anos ya que recibi mi llamamiento a servir como una missionara de La Iglesia de Jesucristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias a la gente de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. No puedo creer que el tiempo ha pasado tan rapido, pero alli esta. Ni un dia ha pasado sin pensar en el ano y medio que pase alla y las experiencias que tuve. Doy gracias a Dios cada dia por las lecciones que aprendi, la cultura que me abrazo, y especialment la gente que conoci. Conoci personas de Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia y todos lados de los Estados Unidos. Me ensenaban muchas cosas que llevo conmigo cada dia.
Trabaje con algunas de las mas mejoras mujeres en el mundo. Fue un honor a servir con ustedes.
Aprendi vivir de otro modo, y aprendi que puedo ser feliz aun en situaciones completamente distinctos de los que conozco.

Y me enamore con el campo de Argentina...

Te extrano mucho. Espero que nos encontremos otra vez.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't forget to get out and vote!