Tuesday, June 30

Blaine gets hitched!

Saturday was a historic day. Why was it historic? Because an event occured that many people thought would never happen- Blaine got married!!!

Blaine served his mission in Scotland and he has Scottish heritage so that is why he wore a kilt. I loved it!
It seems like I've known Blaine forever. He served his mission with Bonnie and worked with her (and me) at KB Toys so he's been part of my life pretty much since I moved to Utah. He is honestly one of the funniest people I have ever met. I've been brought to tears more times than I can count by some off the cuff remark that Blaine has made.
Here's the KB Toys gang back together again =)

And these two are just classic Blaine poses-

When the time came to throw the garter instead of throwing it Blaine simply handed it to Alan.

They then decided to throw the bouquet which is when we promptly left ;)

Friday, June 26

Food for Thought Friday

What is your favorite part of the summertime?
How late it stays light.

How was this week different than others?
Drama, drama, drama! Way too much drama for my liking! Luckily things are settling down a bit.

What did you think of Michael Jackson?
Michael Jackson was a musical genius. His influence on music will last forever.
My friend Georgia sent me this video of a friend of hers singing Man in the Mirror- it’s so beautiful and I think it’s a great tribute to Michael.

Midnight Snack
What do you have planned for this weekend?
I have lots planned for the weekend. I’m not sure how much of it will get accomplished though. The two must do events are Blaine’s wedding and the Team Alice BBQ.

Wednesday, June 24

Angry Eyes

“I’m packing your angry eyes, just in case.”

Sometimes I wish I had a pair of angry eyes- don't you?

Friday, June 19

Food for Thought Friday

What is the largest burden currently weighing you down?
I’m not sure which one is weighing me down the most…. there are too many right now. How did I end up with so much on my plate? If I had to pick one thing it’s probably the state of disaster my apartment is in because I’ve been foneglecting it while doing everything else that’s going on. I really need to do some deep cleaning. Hopefully I’ll get some of it done tomorrow.

Do you Twitter or Facebook?
I have a Facebook and Twitter account but I only use my FB account. I don’t understand Twitter, I find it very confusing.

What is one thing you must do before you go to bed each night?
Take out my contacts

Midnight Snack
Where is the last place you went?
I went to the House of Dern last night.

Sunday, June 14

Shannon Hale, my new BFF!

Ok, so maybe we're not really BFF's but it sounded good, right? And after going to Shannon Hale's book signing yesterday I wouldn't turn down the opportunity to be friends. (Does that sound a little less stalkerish?)

I've been a fan of Shannon's since I read Book of a Thousand Days. I love all her books. (Book of a Thousand Days and Austenland are my favs) So when she posted on her blog that she was having a signing for her new book The Actor and The Housewife (which is a wonderful book, as usual) I decided to embrace my inner fangirl and go. Luckily I was able to talk Rae into going with me so I wouldn't appear too crazy ;)

You know that you're in a good place when you walk in and see this-

Yes, that is Colin Firth aka Mr. Darcy in an apron. (Seriously, Shannon and I are kindred spirits, I just know it! Anyone that has a life size stand up of Mr. Darcy has to be a kindred spirit!)

The evening started off with Shannon talking about her books. She is hysterical! The stories she told had us in hysterics. My favorites were one about Austenland being thrown away under the wilted celery and the one about the Arizona nuns loving Mr. Darcy. (I really need to see if those are on her blog anywhere so I can link to them- they are priceless!)
Shannon also did a Q&A and then they broke out the karaoke machine and served pie. Shannon and her hubby sang Islands in the Stream and then Shannon headed off to sign books. (which is where the picture at the top of this post was taken)

Here's a video of the Grammy worthy performance of Islands in the Stream. Sadly my memory card was full so I didn't get the entire song. (It's probably not funny to anyone that wasn't there but I know that Rae will enjoy it so that's why I'm posting it. )

All kidding (and stalkerish tendencies) aside, it was a fabulous evening! If you haven't read Shannon's books you need to and if you ever have the chance to hear her speak don't pass it up.
We're giving away an autographed copy of her new book The Actor and The Housewife over at TwilightMOMS. If you want to enter to win go over to our blog and comment! You have until Wednesday night at midnight.

Tuesday, June 9

The Girl on Fire

There is a slight possibility that I got my hands on an advanced reader copy of this book. I can't say much until it's published but trust me on this one- you really, really, REALLY want to read this book. Mark your calendars for September 1st- you don't want to miss out on this ride!

If you haven't read The Hunger Games yet go and buy it NOW! Do not pass Go, do not collect $200, go straight to Amazon or your local bookstore and BUY IT!!!

Saturday, June 6

My Evening...

consisted of two things~

One of them was very, very good

(Did this movie remind anyone else of Man on Fire? Not that I'm complaining, they were both excellent films, I just saw a lot of similarities)

and the other was no fun at all!

There is a slight possibility that I got distracted by the intense ending of Taken and didn't finish my ironing pile. Darn you Liam!!! Now I'm going to have to have another ironing session another day *big sigh*

Monday, June 1

New Moon!

The New Moon Trailer debuted last night and I am a very, very happy girl =)

It's really good... go ahead watch it again.....and again...... and again.... there's no shame in it..... press play again...... you know you want to......