Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Dearest Holli...

I love you! I love you so much in fact, that I spent some time fixing up your blog, making it look pretty... all in hopes that you will update it more often so I can keep tabs on my baby sister! How about some pictures of your new lamp, or you and Abe at your soccer/ volleyball games? I am not picky. I will take what I can get. Missing you tonz and tonz. And please start planning a trip home soon... my kids miss their Aunty! :)
Love ya,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Fix You"

Well, So You Think You Can Dance has been great so far this season to say the least. Some dances I just want to watch over and over again and it's frustrating that most cannot be found on the internet because of copy right laws. This, however, is one of those dances. The clip is a bit longer than I wanted, but I really like it because it gives you the storyline behind the dance. Such an inspiring and moving piece!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rain, Rain...

On most days I would usually end this sentence with "go away", but today I find myself actually enjoying and admiring the rainy weather. There's just something about being home, in sweats and looking outside to the pouring down rain with Missy Higgins playing in the background. It could also be that I'm having to force myself to write a research paper for school, which is so much easier to do when the weather is as cold and wet as it is today. Another reason I'm enjoying this gloomy weather could be that as I've watched the rain pour outside for the past few minutes, I was reminded of how beautiful the earth is after even a short rainfall. By the time I'm done writing this paper I'm sure I will have changed my mind and will be wishing the sun would make its appearance, but for now I'm just going to enjoy the rain.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Smart Phones

I am so excited that my contract with Sprint is up because I am now eligible to upgrade to a new phone! On Friday, Abe and I went to the Sprint store to browse through the grand selection of phones where I found just the phone I was looking for. Not too pricey, easy to use and an easy keyboard to use when texting. However, next to my selection was a case full of "smart phones" with a grand poster advertising all of their nifty features. Don't get me wrong, smart phones are pretty sweet, but it got me thinking. Are they trying to allude to the idea that if you don't have a smart phone you're dumb? If your phone can't arm your home security system by the touch of a button or record a video clip in HD or allow you to essentially skype with anyone, anytime, any place is your phone not smart because it can ONLY connect to the internet? Or ONLY hold 2 or 3 GB of music? I wonder what percentage of people with smart phones actually use all of the features they initially bought the phone for in the first place. I think it's ironic how every time a new phone comes out there seems to be a constant tug-of-war between finding a more simple way to perform a complicated task which really makes it more complicated than the original way. Or that as companies try to make their phones easier for the users they really make it more difficult because there's SO much more to remember with every application or feature created. Really, it's probably just an advertising tactic. Obviously something is working, as I sit here and way over-analyze such a little thing, but it's just something to think about!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Simple Things

This clip makes me happy...and laugh :) This is totally something I could see my dad and older brother, Nic, doing. Maybe I'll make the request next time I go home to visit!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance has started up again and I am SOO excited!!! Call me lame, but something about this show inspires me. I love the emotion and power behind each routine! Here is a clip to one of my favorites from a few seasons ago. Stay tuned for more updates and clips of favorites from this season!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Talent Seeking

Ever since I was young and asked the question, "What do you feel are your talents or strengths?" I always had the hardest time coming up with something to say. I would usually say that I'm friendly and always try to take a positive outlook on life or that I work well with and love little kids. Call it low self-esteem or whatever, but I'm convinced that I got ALL of the bad genes in my family. However, today I discovered one of my hidden talents! As part of an incentive at work, a small group of us had the opportunity to go to Sakura (a sushi restaurant) and got paid for it! While we were there, the guy cooking our food on the grill in front of us asked who wanted to catch an egg. None of us had any idea what he was talking about so there were no volunteers. Well, we didn't get off that easy and he picked on me. Little did I know...he expected us to catch it in our mouth. So he continued to chop up the "scrambled" egg and tossed it in the air. Low and behold it landed right in my mouth! A little embarrassing...okay, A LOT embarrassing. But, how's that for talent?!