Friday, October 26, 2012

"I know a boat you can get on..."


Anyway, fingernails:

1. I saw this braid design on this website and thought it looked awesome, and guess what it's freaking EASY. The top layers of polish cover up any mistakes made due to a hand spasm or whatever.

Plus, this pink is my new fave, and it's just Revlon! I got it at Walgreen's for like $3. It's called "Flirt," and it has definitely lived up to its name (HA OMG FUNNY JOKE!!!). 

(My hand says, "Call Dad")

2. My current nails--yesterday I was buying my usual top coat (which, btw, is Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat; try it and you'll never go back, I betcha), and they gave me a free nail art pen. I'm enjoying it.

Yes, both of these pictures were taken at work. Yes, I would rather be painting fingernails for a living than writing about diet pills and foolproof ways to boost your metabolism and trim your waistline.

BUT...PUERTO RICO!!! Here is the current extent of my knowledge on Puerto Rico:

Bernardo and Anita are so hot.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Haiku for Taylor

Car CD player
Broken for a few months, yeah--
Very annoying.

Red came out today
(Obviously you know that)
It was the last straw.

I paid sixty bucks
(Really it was quite a steal):
New CD player.

Now I am happy
Taylor serenading me
In car and at work.

But yeah seriously I bought a new CD player for my car mainly because I couldn't handle not being able to listen to Red while I was driving around.

I went to Target after work for the Deluxe version (22 songs! I mean, come on!), and the shelf was EMPTY, and I turned to the nearest clerk with desperation in my eyes, and before I could even say anything, he smiled and said, "Haha no! Here you go!" and handed me one. He was like, "I don't even have to ask what people are looking for anymore, haha!" Who doesn't love a jolly Target employee?

And then I bumped into a girl from my old ward who had the exact same look on her face as she asked me, "ARE THEY OUT?!?" And she was so relieved when she got her copy, too. #sharedhumanexperiences

Oh and here's how I ended up doing my nails for the occasion:

I couldn't just do plain red because red polish usually makes me look white white white and dry dry dry.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dream wife

  • On my pug puppies calendar, October 22nd says, "new Taylor Swift CD" (I marked it back in September) and I'm planning a Red outfit for tomorrow.
  • October 23rd says, "PLL," and I've been planning my costume for our premiere party for a month.
  • The phrase "my pug puppies calendar" really speaks volumes
  • Possibly the most adult thing of all time: I bought a crock pot and actually used it.
  • I also bought a full set of cookware at Ikea yesterday.
  • I also baked cookies last week. All of these things are completely unprecedented; I'm not usually described as "domestic" or "homemaker material" or "the ideal wife". WELL NOT ANYMORE! Dream wife right here
I'm going to call this a victory for Adult Me because let's face it--crock pots count for double points!

Also, this week is probably going to the best week ever, not just because of Red and Pretty Little Liars: this Saturday, I'm going to Puerto Rico with my family!! Happy Fall Break TO ME!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall 2012 Music Obsessions

So while I'm at work, I listen to my iPod all. day. long. Here's what I've been listening to non-stop the last month or so.

Holy CRAP. The great great Holli Robinson dragged my beloved roommate Lauren and me to the Kimbra concert in Salt Lake last week, and I have yet to get over how amazing it was. Oh my gosh. Holli, I am forever in your debt for introducing me to her! (FYI: Kimbra sings the girl part in Gotye's "Somebody that I Used to Know"--but her own songs are waaaaay different than that.) Oh my gosh.

Listen to this--and you have to listen to the entire thing! Homegirl goes NUTS at the end and it is spectacular. I was literally speechless when she performed this one live. My eyeballs and earholes felt like they were going to fall off of my face!!

The Killers
Brandon Flowers and the gang are coming to Orem (unprecedented, I know) with Tegan and Sara (SO EXCITED--Tegan and Sara helped me through some major freshman year of college angst!!) next month, and so to prepare I've immersed myself in the Killers' songs for a few weeks now. I've always known the famous ones, you know, "Mr. Brightside" and the one from Guitar Hero but have never really listened to them a ton.

Well, that has certainly changed--I listen to the song "Battle Born" like five times a day now. Seriously--when things get crappy, I literally think the words "Boy you was battle born" to myself. Except I say "girl" instead of "boy" because I am, in fact, a girl. And I feel invincible and victorious.

Over and over and over and over and over and over again

Obviously. This one's my fave out of all the released singles.

Red by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

Fleetwood Mac
Oh baby yes. Faves right now are "Never Going Back Again," "Secondhand News," "Rhiannon"...I dunno I just can't believe I took so long to be obsessed with Fleetwood Mac, ya know?

Kenny Loggins
I listen to "Footloose" over and over and over again every single Friday. I don't let myself listen to it at all before the weekend because it makes me too sad that it isn't the weekend.

That's just a taste. They're all so GOOD!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

For the rest of my life

If I had to choose only three bands (or singers)/TV shows/movies/books to experience for the rest of my life, they would be:
  • Music (and their entire canon is fair game):
    • Billy Joel
    • Taylor Swift
    • Greg Laswell
  • TV shows:
    • Friday Night Lights
    • Parks and Recreation
    • Seinfeld
  • Movies:
    • Clueless
    • Sherlock Holmes 2 (not technically my 2nd all-time favorite movie or anything, but I can't not watch RDJ for the rest of my life, durrr)
    • When Harry Met Sally
  • Books
    • Harry Potter
    • ???
    • ???
Books were too hard to choose, so I didn't. I couldn't decide which types of books I'd want for the rest of my life--would I want funny? Serious? And I'M the Gamemaker here, so I just opted out of this decision. Also, the ones I was seriously considering for the 2 and 3 slots were ... how shall I say ... HUMILIATING.

I feel guilty for not including Ben Folds as one of my three music choices--I mean, we've been through a lot together. If a fourth choice were allowed, it would be him. Probably.

And Arrested Development would be in my top three TV shows...but there are only three seasons! I mean, this has to last me the rest of my LIFE. Plus I have them mostly memorized anyway, so I can just act them out.

Also, didja hear that Freaks and Geeks is on Netflix FINALLY?! Do yourself a favor and watch it.

Oh, what's that you're saying? My recommendation alone isn't enough to convince you?? WELL! Take a look at the cast, why don't you? Just one of the gems is that Squints from The Sandlot plays a bully.

Now watch this clip that I watched on Alison's facebook like a year ago that instigated this entire obsession: