Friday, April 30, 2010

Who Am I?

So this semester I am taking a Human Development class. It's actually more of life coaching class because I'm pretty sure the teacher spends more class time telling us how to improve ourselves and discover who we really are, more than the class material. It's pretty interesting (and I say life coaching because his main job is life coaching people).

So for our final project we are writing about who we are. Basically we talk about our personal and professional goals, significant memories in our lives, our favorite books and movies because they reflect on who we are, etc.

One of the requirements is getting ten survey/interview responses to the question "Who Am I?"

So I have people to ask, but to you, my bloggy friends, I am wondering-

  Who am I?

PS. I'd appreciate it mucho if you left a lil somethin somethin. Just a few words or so. Merci!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scarlett v. Katherine

The Taming of the Shrew

So for my Shakespeare class we were watching the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton version of Taming of the Shrew, (Which was totally hilarious and wonderful if you haven't seen it) and the entire time I knew that Katherine (Elizabeth Taylor) reminded me of someone.

It bugged me the first half of the movie, and then it totally clicked!

um hello! Katherine= Scarlett !!

but the it's not until the end of the movie when she is "tamed" that she realizes that she can get a lot more by doing what he wants.

I know there is controversy over whether Katherine actually believed her last speech or was just saying it, but personally from how the movie depicted her, I interpret it as if Scarlett was saying that to Rhett. It's not that she believes it, because honestly I don't think you can break either of their spirits, but that Scarlett was willing to do anything in order to be successful and safe and taken care of. I think Katherine is the same way.

Plus throughout that entire movie the quote from My Big Fat Greek Wedding kept popping into my head:

 "The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants"

If Katherine's husband Petruchio thought she was totally submissive to him, she could totally influence him more and be more in charge than if he was suspicious, because let's face it, woman in that time had very little individual power.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Epic News

Since I stalk Josh Groban's twitter, I knew he was planning on being in a movie soon, but had no hints of what it was about or who else would be in it.

click to zoom

Then he linked to this page and my jaw dropped.
okay, 1. It has Ryan Gosling in it.

The man is amazing and is usually in freakin' amazing movies.

2. Steve Carrell

The man is hilarious. LOVE the Office.


I mean whaa??

So #3 may not mean much to the rest of you, besides maybe if you saw her on America's Next Top Model that one season, but she went to my high school!!! I mean I thought it was cool that she got onto that TV show and stuff, but I mean she will probably get to meet Josh Groban!!! *dies*

Whenever this thing comes out I will def pay ten bucks to see it in theaters.

PS. Just Saw How to Train Your Dragon. LOVE it. Hilarious and heartwarming and still action-y and tense. haha I get quite into movies when I like the characters. aka. toothless

Remind anyone else of this guy?

aka Totoro aka The movie that made my childhood.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

At Night,

when I am all alone, sometimes, I will put some heels on while I get ready for bed.

{Gosh, sometimes how cool I am blows my mind ;) }

Adds a touch of glamour to my baggy sweats I guess.

It's nice to feel pretty isn't it? And usually I feel so gross when I am in my pjs. I should probably not own stuff that makes me feel gross when I wear it huh? Especially when I am wearing it 8 hours a day.

Maybe I should actually get one of these like I was swooning over.

Then again, it would probably be too cutesy.

*Actually* I can't afford it.

*Actually* I went shopping this weekend. I don't know how you could not want to rush off to the mall and attempt to emulate one of Emily's outfits from Cupcakes and Cashmere. I mean really. The girl is gorgeous. With gorgeous clothes.

And bought these pretties: 

I think they shall go nicely with some lovely summer dresses, no? 

{And less than $30 to boot! Just went on sale, and they had to ship them to my house, but no shipping fee and they took off the taxes! woohoo!!}

Monday, April 19, 2010

I actually "dress" up more because

On a typical day I will be wearing a dress, a skirt, or long shirt and leggings. Not just because I like the look of skirts and dresses better, because sometimes it's just easier to wear jeans, but because, darn it, it is just more comfortable.

I don't have to worry when I bend over that my pants are going a little too low if you know what I mean, and since I don't wear short skirts and dresses I don't have to worry about the other side peeking out when I bend over.....

sooooo not cute.

One Elder in my ward always teases me when I see him for "dressing up". While *I* wouldn't call my style especially fancy or anything, I certainly hardly wear jeans and shorts.

The only pluses I can think about for jeans is that you don't have to worry about closing your legs when you are lounging at home, and it keeps the thighs from rubbing together. I mean, practically everyone's rub together at least a little right??

And let's face it, that is what spanx is for.

Aaaand on a cuter note, lookee what I wore on Sunday!!

Yes, I spent wayy too much on that dress. Yes, it was in response to a heart break. No, it wasn't a boy, two of my very good friends went away to school till august.

Till August Cecil twins!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's your snack?

At school I like to have a snack in-between classes.

Usually it's cheez-its but those can be risky.

"Cheez-its? Risky?" you say?

Why yes. No it's not the orange color because it doesn't leave residue like cheetos, and it can spill or stain so why is it risky?

Because they have bad batches.

Am I the only one to notice that? Sometimes they are all a little burnt (okay browned), sometimes they just don't taste... dense. And sometimes they don't have any salt crusted to the tops.

Usually when that happens, I wait around for others in my family to finish off the box, cross my fingers and buy another.

Aaaand sometimes I just can't gamble with that sort of chance and buy these instead:

Good every time.

(Can you tell I like to expand my horizons food-wise?)

Or I mean, I guess I could have something healthy, but seriously, who does that?

Monday, April 12, 2010


So I know I told you guys that I was applying for Winter 2011 at BYU (hope I get in!)  But I was considering doing the Visiting Student program and coming for the Summer term.

So my question is: Would you recommend it? I was thinking of trying to get into a religion class or something. If I can get in that is. 

I was wondering if any of you had stayed for the summer term and how the campus is different during that time of year, if there are still a lot of people on campus and such.

Or would you recommend maybe doing the Independent study instead and stick to my hometown's summer school?

Thanks for your input!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Okay, I've thought long and hard about this.

Everybody seems to be in love with Nutella. I recently tried it, and I too, fell in love. The chocolate-y creaminess won me over.

Despite their claims of being a "Hazlenut Spread with Skim Milk and Cocoa" let's be honest. It's basically eating frosting that you don't have to refrigerate after opening.


I mean, hello! The ingredients list starts out with SUGAR and then is not followed by hazelnuts OR skim milk, but by, of course, Modified Palm Oil. And then it's hazelnuts.

Fortunately, I like my "frosting" with just a hint of hazelnuts... plus if it has nuts and milk in it, it can't be as bad as actual frosting, right??

Friday, April 9, 2010


Is it odd that probably my favorite quote from Hamlet is: 

 "Lord, we know what we are, but/ know not what we may be." (Act 4. Scene 5)

Spoken by the mad Ophelia.

Obviously there are tons of quotes from this play that we always hear :To be or not to be, that is the question, etc.

But I really like what Ophelia was saying there. Because we can recognize what we are in this moment, but can we every really know what we can become, what we can accomplish, what we can influence? 

PS. Since I am writing my paper on the differences in the portrayls of Ophelia in Branaugh's version and the version with Mel Gibson, here are her two scenes of madness from the two films. 

Which is your favorite portrayal? Which one makes you feel like she is truly mad and makes you feel more when you watch it?

Gibson version with Helena Bonham-Carter:

(Start at the seven minute marker)

Branaugh version with Kate Winslet:
Winslet's version is much longer as Branaugh put the ENTIRE play into the film.

Part 2 after Laertes comes back


Personally I loved the Kate Winslet version better. I just found it more haunting and pitiable. I felt like Helena could have done an AMAZING job, but it just didn't do it for me. I was kind of disappointed. When kate is cracking up in that second video it is totally unsettling and sad.

You make me swoon kate, with you amazingness.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ootah, I miss you already.

So Ootah (or Utah, if you prefer) , was amazing!

It was well worth the 16+ drive when it should have only taken ten.
The lack of sleep
The delay on the way back when the border into CA was closed for weather friend's parents paid for the hotel.

Because I got to wake up to this view. Every time I saw the mountains my heart melted just a little bit more. 

Excuse the screen.

Because I still got to see this

Even though we were late and almost didn't make it in on time.

And I finally got to see this beautious place.

Courtesy of my iphone.

Ootah, I fell in love with you this weekend and I'd really really like to come back soon.

Plus, even though we stayed in Provo, I didn't get to check out BYU. And I'm totally applying for the Winter 2011 term. So I like have to go back soon right??

Hope your Easter weekend was wonderful and full of love!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Umm, I think this is love.

Whoa whoa, don't get ahead of me now. I am not engaged (or anywhere near it)

I think I may be in love with this ring though.

DIAMOND 14k gold diamond ballerina ring

Anyone have $2,600 to loan??

.... and I'm not even a gold person.