Thursday, September 24, 2009

We're Off to See the Wizard

As I was driving Christin to work today she started telling me about how Brigette, her boss, was going to see The Wizard of Oz tonight. It was the 70th (that's right, the 70th!!) anniversary of it so they were having special showings. I really didn't think it was that big of a deal, but then Christin started talking about how it was such a cool thing because no one in our generation has ever seen it in a movie theater. And just like that I am looking for tickets when I get home. So my friend Starlee and I went.

Even though I am sure I have watched the movie in its entirety before, I really didn't remember most of it. It was a lot like my first time seeing it, almost like a new release for me. And it was great. I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I thought I was going to. Maybe I'll even save my ticket stub.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ambient Noise

Living with Christin is never exactly quiet. She is not someone that has often been described as quiet. By her own admission, I know that her laugh is so loud it sometimes scares her (and half of the theater that went to see X-Men: Origins).

Recently she has started school. What I am realizing is I need some noise. If she is reading, the house is quiet. She is not talking very often, and honestly, things seem all kinds of wrong. I am finding myself trying to play more music, but the music is very annoying/distracting to her. Luckily I just tried out Andrea Bocelli, and I think it's a winner. Whew! For both of us.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What Happened to the Doughnuts?

I have not had doughnuts at a church function for way too long. Sunday I had had enough. After the fireside I found a girl that I used to have institute with and we went home to make them. And I am going to say that for a first attempt (or a twentieth), yep, they came out amazing.

It's Good to Know She Cares

My sisters and I laugh probably a little more than we should occasionally over some of the advice our mom gives us. Recently, my mom called and told us that when we change our air filter we should wear a mask so we don't breathe it in the dust and stuff. So. I did.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Caution: Parents Learning to Text

You know how they make all of these bumper stickers about your kids turning sixteen and how you need to stay off the road? Sometimes I feel that they need to make similar ones for when your parents are trying to jump on to the "new technology" bandwagon. For example;

My father has recently got his first phone with a texting plan. He has probably sent half a dozen messages and seems to be handling it okay. The other day I even showed him how T9 works. The thing I maybe didn't explain quite so well is that proof reading is very helpful when using this option. I received this message from him yesterday;

"I need to he there wrencher are yours or tolloans."

I am usually pretty good at deciphering messages, but this one was a little out of my league. After listening to his voicemail I realized it was supposed to read;

"I need to know if these wrenches are yours or Tollmans."

At least he's trying, right? Keep it up dad.

Friday, September 4, 2009

My New Crush

I'm really just wanting to post so this is what you get.

Chuck, well, it's my new favorite show. It's one of the most amazing things that has been on tv for quite some time. I am a little sad that not more people know about this.

The point, if there is any point to this, is that this Yvonne girl (CIA agent Sarah Walker) makes the show even better. I mean, she's giving Carrie a run for her money.