Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Today was my last day at the dreaded shoe store. 

No more verbally abusive trophy wives, no more forced smiling through my eternal boredom and despair, no more smooth jazz lite rock classic contempo soundtrack ringing in my ears, no more waiting ten minutes for customers to finish their intimate cellular conversations so I can ask them to please slide their credit card the other way, no more staring longingly at shoes I can't afford, no more broken fingernails from organizing shoes all day, no more dirty looks from managers when customers refuse my invitation to join our frequent shopper program...I am free from the soul-sucking hell hole that is--no, WAS!--my job this semester.

Monday, April 20, 2009

'80s Movie of the Week

Just because this 1987 classic can be seen on TV almost nightly doesn't mean it's bad--on the contrary, cable networks are just exposing their viewers to the latest addition to my list of top 12 favorite movies. It is 

a.) hilarious 
b.) very '80s, from the soundtrack to the wardrobe--see Exhibit A: Goldie Hawns' thong one piece towards the beginning of the movie and 
c.) actually a cute love story. Plus, of course, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are together in real life, which as we know always means sexy tension. (See Exhibit B: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, also a part of my top 12)

My fourteen-year-old brother and I were ell-oh-ell-ing all over the place while we watched it this week, and I may or may not be on my way to the TV to watch it again tonight.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I love "American Idol". And I'm not even embarrassed...anymore. I mean, if Quentin Tarantino likes it, so can I. My family and I stop everything on Tuesday night, sit on our giant couch, and watch the night's performances (not live--we DVR and fast forward the commercials. And Paula Abdul), usually talking and analyzing through every song.

Here's a picture of my top 3:

Kris Allen (super cute), Allison Long-last-name-that-starts-with-a-vowel (she's got horrible hair but a great voice) and Adam Lambert. If Adam doesn't win, I will scream obscenities into my pillow and never EVER watch this show again; he makes this whole show worth watching, with his Freddy Mercury voice and strobe lights--even with his passé My Chemical Romance haircut.

I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Friday, April 10, 2009

How I roll

O divine Vespa
We will rule once in Provost
All you need's a name.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

T minus seventeen days


1. Solo photobooth shots just don't hold a candle to those with two people (especially when one of those two people is Alexandra Ann Thomas, master of facial creativity).

2. I will finally be in the company of people who fully appreciate the impact Harry Potter has on my life.

{I've never been happier than when I had my own Dark Mark}

3. It's the state in which truly baller out of insane times happen.

4. '80s dress up: another activity that I shouldn't do alone.

5. Two words: Nicole Noguera. (Bonus points if you can spot her in this picture!)

6. This party flyer is a top 5 reason why I love BYU so much.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A fun sexy time for us all

I'd like to send some virtual birthday loving to the one, the only, Robert Downey Jr., who is obviously the owner of a special spot in my heart--or more like a special beach house, or perhaps a tricked-out condo, or some other grandiose, bourgeoisie residence. In honor of his special day, I treated myself to some new nail polish.

{I'm changing the name from "Rain Storm" to "Iron Man Indigo"...or something.}

THEN, coming up on the 6th, my good friends (for lack of a more exact term) Zach Braff, Paul Rudd, Billy Dee Williams (aka Lando Calrissian), and the real-life-not-Paul-Newman Butch Cassidy will all celebrate their birthdays! What a wonderful, generally handsome couple of days!
{this cover says "Spring 2009"--and he's as pulchritudinous as he was in Only You back in the '90s!}

{the hottest outlaws this universe has ever and will ever see}