Wednesday, October 29, 2008


In keeping with the scary Halloween spirit. I give you two terrifying zombie photos. Scary!


Jason Mraz

Lately I've been really into Jason Mraz. That's his newest album up above. There are a bunch of really good songs on it, including one that sounds a little bit like Earth, Wind & Fire. To me anyway. It's such a fun song, and its called Butterfly. It's parts. So it's also a little bit dirty and sexy, but also upbeat and funky. I love it. I also love I'm Yours, which you've probably heard on the radio. It's all mellow and sweet and lazy sounding. I listen to both of those songs constantly.

Jason Mraz is actually coming to the SDSU Open Air Theater on Halloween, which I'm really bummed that I will be missing out on. If only he were playing on the Day of the Dead. I would totally be there. My brother saw him at The Casbah once, and even though my brother isn't really into Jason Mraz, he said he had the "voice of an angel". I don't know if I would go that far, but I'm still digging on his music a lot lately.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sephora "Insiders" Code

I received an email from Sephora that they were offering $15 off a purchase of $35 or more through their website until 10/31/08 if you enter the code NUDAHRUY at checkout. Enjoy!

Santa Ana Skin

Santa Ana weather does a horrible number on my skin. Its dry, and it gets so itchy sometimes that it almost feels like creepy crawlies are all over me. It drives me absolutely insane. And I know this happens to me every year around this time. But do I prepare for it? Do I stock up on lotions and body butters? Eh....sometimes. Do I take the time to slather it on? No, I don't. Never. Yet I continue to be frustrated by the icky dry skin. It seems that the only thing I am capable of doing consistenly is putting on baby oil while in the shower. It takes way less time and works better than any lotion I have ever tried. Plus, its CHEAP. Like, $0.99 Store cheap. However, it makes a slippery mess in the shower, even when I am very careful not to spill. It also makes my towels and clothes harder to wash because of the film it leaves behind. But it's so worth it. I'm willing to do the extra cleaning work required if it means that I'm comfortable in my own skin.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dear Abby

I started reading Dear Abby daily when I was going to school. I basically read it to see some of the crazy stuff going on in people's lives. Like, the guy who doesn't know what to do with his wife who is sleeping with his sister's husband. Really? You don't know what to do? Really?

Abby usually just recommends that the person get some counseling, which is always boring to read. Sometimes I don't even bother reading Abby's advice. And sometimes I don't agree with the advice that Abby gives, but I love the columns where readers get into a debate about what Abby said. The points of view are always so polarized to one end or the other. I kinda get the feeling that a lot of the readers are elderly. Grumpy, crotchety & elderly.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Is this picture for real, or has that been photoshopped? It has to be photoshopped, right? I mean, that's not.......real? Is it? I have no idea how long ago this picture was taken, but I just came across it and am like, whoa. That is serious badonkadonk. That is exactly what Sir Mix-A-Lot was singing about. You could use that thing as a nightstand!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can't Hardly Wait

I can't resist this movie. It's one of my guilty pleasures. I will always tune in when I find it playing on tv. Apparently I've been watching this movie for 10 years as they have issued the 10th anniversary edition. 10 years? How is that possible? Man, I'm old.

There are so many great one liners, but my all time favorite comes from Kenny (Seth Green). I love Kenny. "92 percent, yo!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm not a seafood fan

I don't like fish or seafood of any kind. I don't buy it at the store or order it at restaurants. It's just not my preference to eat fish or seafood. However, there are lots of people that love seafood and can't get enough of it. There are even restaurants dedicated specifically to serving that type of food. Even though seafood isn't my preference, do I condemn those who do prefer it? Absolutely not. I see no reason why we all can't live in harmony. I don't have anything against those who prefer seafood personally, and I don't really understand why anyone else would either.

Because I don't buy seafood, my kids are probably not really aware of its existence yet, but they will certainly learn about it as they grow up. Seafood is just a part of our society. I don't feel the need to shield my children's eyes as we pass by the seafood aisle at the grocery store or anything. If my kids grow up and love seafood, it won't change my relationship with them one bit. I'll still love them just the same. And if they grow up and meet a fellow seafood lover and want to get married, then I think they ought to be able to do that. Why should I try to prevent it? Why does it matter, as long as they are happy?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pandora Radio

If you're like me and you work in an office, you probably A: get bored out of your gourd from time to time or B: need to drown out your annoying coworker's voice as she complains about politics or the latest episode of Dancing With The Stars or something. If so, you need Pandora. Its this awesome internet radio that Eric showed me. You customize your own "station" with all your favorite artists/songs and then Pandora also picks other music to play that it thinks you will like based on your preferences. You can "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" all the songs it plays. If you thumbs down something, it stops playing that track right away and plays something else. At first it might play a lot of songs you don't care for, but the more feedback you give the site, the better your station becomes. Plus, no commercials or goofy dj chatter!

For example, at first I just put Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder on my station. So I was getting a bunch of boy band and oldies funk songs. Which I thumbed down. Then I put in Queen, The Mamma Mia soundtrack, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, George Michael, The Pretenders, Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, etc. Now my station is perfect! I get all kinds of random songs, but I like all of them. Sometimes I even sing at my desk when I think no one is listening. Now its my turn to annoy my coworkers!

Try it, you'll totally love it and it will make your work day go by so much faster. Once you've logged in and started your station, it will go right to it and start playing songs each time you visit Pandora too. So convenient!

Thanks for the help, now I need yours

This morning at work, I found a little note card from my boss, thanking me for the hard work I put into a certain nightmare project. Inside the card was a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble! Of course I immediately started planning what I might spend it on, but I keep coming up blank. Which bothered me a bit because I've been so wrapped up with the Twilight series for several weeks. Maybe I'm just a little bit obsessed. Maybe I haven't given a single thought to any other books. But now I'm almost done, and OMG, I have no idea what to read next! I'm sure if I looked in my bookshelf I would find tons of things to read, and there's always Harry Potter to re-read. But am I really supposed to do that when I have a $10 gift card burning a hole in my wallet? So help a momma out and let me know if you have any good Barnes & Noble recommendations.

By the way, I totally worked my ass off for that gift card. Thanks boss!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You know what's weird?

People who don't move their arms when they walk. Just hanging all limp and still at their sides. It's creepy.

I had lunch on campus and walked by at least two students, both male, walking like that. Dude, loosen up! Swing your arms a little. Strut! Do something. It makes you look like a suicide bomber or something.

Vampire Movie

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Vampire Love

I am currently reading the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. At the beginning of the book, our young lovers, Bella & Edward get married. See, Bella wants sex and to become a vampire. In that order. Edward wants to maintain their virtue and have a lifelong commitment to each other as a married couple. So they have an Anne of Green Gables theme wedding. Bella wears a victorian style dress and one of those old-style, poofy bun updos. We're supposed to think its because Edward was born in the Victorian Era. Those of us who are LDS, like the author, know that its conveniently written that way because for some reason, many LDS girls dream about looking like Anne Shirley on their wedding day. Seriously. I've never understood it, but its true. I know two girls who wanted Anne Shirley dresses and hair for their wedding.

Anyway, so Bella & Edward get married and go off on their honeymoon! A honeymoon! Finally, some hot and heavy action, right? WRONG! It was just like I expected - just as their hearts are pounding and they're reaching for each other, the chapter ends. The next page begins with them waking up in bed together the next morning.

I want to hit Stephenie Meyer across the head with a keyboard.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Zachary Levi's Wham! Dance

On last week's episode of Best Week Ever on VH1, Zachary Levi & his Chuck co-star, Josh Gomez, did a dance to Wham! You have to fast forward til the counter says -9:05 or so, but the video loads really fast and its pretty darn funny. I knew there was a reason why I liked this guy!