Monday, May 31, 2010

favorite movie monday

Aladdin starring Robin Williams

I used to watch this all the time! I have all of the movies on VHS and the first one on DVD. I liked all three of them in the series.

Aladdin: Wish fulfillment?
Genie: Three wishes, to be exact. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. That's all. Three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges or refunds.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"jody doesn't like george...."

Amityville Horror film (1979)

Oh.. I remember the first time I saw the (original) Amityville Horror movie. It was scary! I love it though. James Brolin was awesome in it. Now, the legendary house is up for sale once again and going for $1.15 million dollars! There's been a lot of renovating done to it though so it doesn't completely look the same. Here is the classified listing for the house.

Very eerie part from the film

Here's what it looks like now

Sgt. Gionfriddo: Maybe I am just chasing shadows.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

wondrous art wednesday

Nefertiti.. of course! I saw her in Berlin 2 years ago! She was in this beautiful room with her own massive glass case around her. She was amazing.

She was Queen Nefertiti. Married to crazy but brilliant Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). Look at the details of her necklace, of her crown, look how prominent she looks with the way she holds her head up. I LOVE Ancient Egyptian history. love. love. loooove.

"I will reveal the secrets behind these doors." - Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist

"It makes the heart to tremble when you open an undiscovered tomb." - Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist

Monday, May 24, 2010

favorite movie monday

I missed it yesterday.. I ran out of time! So here's to a favorite movie monday on a tuesday. :)

The Fox and the Hound starring Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell

I freakin' love this movie. Its a sad one. But its a classic Disney movie. I had it on VHS and I remember one day I wanted to watch it.. and it had been RECORDED OVER!! I was really, really upset. My mom had recorded some "dumb" show on it. Of course I don't remember what show was recorded over it, but I was devastated. haha. I was probably 7 or something.

Young Tod: Copper, you're my best friend.
Young Copper: And you're mine too, Tod.
Young Tod: And we'll always be friends forever. Won't we?
Young Copper: Yeah, forever.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

get well bret michaels

I love Bret Michaels.. I watched him on Oprah yesterday. Now he's back in some trouble with a stroke and a hole in his heart. But he's up walking and talking. He just can't catch a break. :( Read the story here.

GET WELL Bret!!!!!!

“I’m just appreciative to be here...and thank the good Lord or guardian angel or whoever’s watching over me that it didn’t take me out.” - Bret Michaels on Oprah

my love for jared effing leto

I had sooo much fun at the concert two Saturdays ago! 30STM was amazing! I love Jared Leto. He was so entertaining. He performs so well, I love how he dances, and what I love is that he makes jokes. He took song requests. He was a little sick but if he hadn't told you, you would hardly notice. I'm definitely going to another one of their concerts in the future. He completely involved everyone. I loved him and his pomegranate mohawk with blonde roots.

There was a contest for high schools to open for them. So there were 3 high school bands that performed one or two songs. They were okay. And then it was on to the highly energetic Neon Trees. They were pretty amazing. They're from Provo and I loved the lead singer's energy. He was hilarious. Then, it was Mute Math, which I didn't enjoy much. They bored me. They didn't involve the audience at all. Here are some photos from the concert, there's also some from the previous concert I went to (Cavo, Lifehouse, and Daughtry):

I also took some incredible videos. There are 7 of them.. Some from Daughtry.

And last but definitely not least, performing my FAVORITE song off their new album, This is War, called Hurricane.

"Let's get dark and sexy." - Jared Leto

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

wondrous art wednesdasy

Ooh, the Romans.. This is Augustus of Prima Porta, Italy. Its a copy of a bronze original, its made of marble and dates clear back to 20 BC! Its in the Vatican Museum.. I wanna go see it!

Augustus Prima Porta

This beautiful man is 6 foot 8 inches tall. He's got Cupid by his side, and people thought Augustus was a God himself. It was sculpted to "commemorate Augustus's diplomatic victory over the Parthians in 20 BC, which meant the return of the military standards which had been captured from the Roman general Crassus in 53 BC." (Hubpages) I love this sculpture because it has so much detailing, especially in his outfit and hair. I love it. There's a copy at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." - Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, May 17, 2010

favorite movie monday

Now and Then starring Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffman, Rita Wilson, Ashley Aston-Moore, Devon Sawa and many more..

Oh.. Now and Then. A movie from my childhood. I LOVE this movie! Roberta was always my favorite - played by Christina Ricci. Sadly enough, I don't own this movie. :(

"In every woman there is the girl she left behind." - Now and Then Tagline

And GO Lakers tonight!!!!! :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

wondrous art wednesday

A day late, yes. But worth the wait? Absolutely. I love, love, love this sculpture. Its sooo awesome. And while I was in my AP Art History class learning about it, I was listening to one of my new CDs as well (in my car of course).. And every time this song came on, it made me think of this sculpture.

Head of a Roman Patrician (aristocrat)

I love this because the sculptor made note of each intricate detail, each rise and fall, bulge, and fold. It looks so realistic, its amazing. The song that makes me think of this art, every time? From Yesterday by 30 Seconds to Mars. The video is great too. :) The bust is made of marble and its definitely one of my favorite works of art. It dates 75-50 BC.

He's a stranger to some and a vision to none
He can never get enough, get enough of the one
For a fortune, he'd quit but it's hard to admit
How it ends and begins on his face is a map of the world
A map of the world, on his face is a map of the world
A map of the world

- From Yesterday lyrics, 30 Seconds to Mars

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

may 9 2010

Sunday, all the family got together for Mother's Day. It was fun. It was also my Mom's birthday. My Uncle Brent is in town from Alaska, so its awesome having him here. :) Here are some photos from Sunday. Enjoy!

"To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world." - John Muir

Monday, May 10, 2010

favorite movie monday

Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere

A classic. Its so 90s. I love it. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are beyond fantastic in it. I don't know who hasn't seen this... Or at least knows of it. I love her laugh and that he doesn't know how to drive a stick. Haha.

Edward Lewis: I told you not to pick up the phone.
Vivian: Then stop calling me.

Oh, and Phoenix swept the Spurs last night! That was awesome. I'm hoping the Lakers can do the same tonight with the Jazz!! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

"Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day." - Friedrich Nietzsche

No fill in the blank friday today. I'm not sure if I want to do it anymore. I'm getting a bit bored with it. Tomorrow is my last day of Census training. YAY!! M-Th, I had a much more fun class. Today, and tomorrow, its very boring. Its all so serious and sleepy. Not a lot of pep. Plus, it doesn't help that I got home last night from training around 11 PM and had to be there at 7 AM this morning for more training. Well.. I didn't get to sleep very fast, and didn't sleep very well. So my eyes sting.. and what am I doing? Blogging. haha. Smart.

Lakers play tomorrow night! Wooo! AND I get to go see 30 Seconds to Mars!!!! I AM EXCITED!! :) PLUS, my Uncle Brent from Alaska, is coming to visit.

"The playoffs are the playoffs. You just play who is put in front of you." - Steve Nash

Thursday, May 6, 2010

attitude and gratitude award

I got an award today from no one other than Nicole, at Laugh Outloud. Thank you very, very much!

And now I have the pleasure of passing it on to some really awesome people! So here we go!

You received the Sisterhood Award, now what? Here's what you do:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post

2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.


"The test of any man's character is how he takes his praise." - Anonymous

speedy gonzalez and sylvester

Its time for a cartoon! :) I got this from my friend Mari, on facebook. I absolutely love it! Its about Immigration...

I laughed at the el gringo pussycat! Don't you love it?

"98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first - and the other 2% are lying." - David Remnick

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

wondrous art wednesday

I thought I'd pick this painting since it was the third of may just a couple days ago.

The Third of May by Francisco de Goya

Goya makes some incredible works of art. Some disturbing yes, like Saturn Eating His Children (below). But some amazing ones as well like The Third of May. This painting commemorates the Spanish resistance to the great Napoleon and his armies during the occupation of 1808.

Saturn Eating His Children by Francisco de Goya

"The dream of reason, produces monsters." - Francisco de Goya

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

battle in the west


Monday, May 3, 2010

favorite movie monday

Iron Man starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges

I love this movie. I love the comedy of it with Robert Downey, Jr. I can't wait to see Iron Man 2 that comes out this Friday!!! Who's going to see it??

Tony Stark: [to Jimmy, who's raising his hand] You're kidding me with the hand up, right?
Jimmy: Is it cool if I take a picture with you?
Tony Stark: Yes, it's very cool.
[Jimmy hands Pratt his camera and poses with a peace sign]
Tony Stark: I don't want to see this on your myspace page. Please no gang signs.
[Jimmy lowers hand]
Tony Stark: No, throw it up. I'm kidding. Yeah, peace. I love peace. I'd be out of a job for peace.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

i knew i had to knock it down

That's right. Its the playoffs. I haven't done a playoff post yet, so here I go. Lakers beat Ok City in the first round with Pau's game winning rebound and bucket. Now they face off the Jazz. Yeah, I'm from Utah, in Utah, used to love the Jazz in the mid 90s when they faced the Bulls and MJ. But I secretly loved MJ, Rodman, and Pippen. What can I say? haha. Well, since 2000, I've absolutely loved the Lakers. So they're going to beat them Jazz.

Really, what's not to love?

Oh, Jack. Mr. Nicholson. So loyal.

Lamar and Phil. Such a funny picture!

Let's get some more rings!


“What I'm doing right now, I'm chasing perfection.” - Kobe Bryant

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