Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Must resist...Twilight fever

OH. MAH. this like the most adorable picture of Edward and Bella ever? I realize its probably photoshopped, but seriously? Don't you just love it? I do. They're both so....pretty. Sigh.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Paul Rudd is kind of awesome

Paul Rudd definitely fits my crush criteria by having dark, curly hair. He's gorgeous with his classic leading man good looks and his light green eyes. What sets him apart though, is that he is freaking hilarious. He also doesn't seem to mind making a fool of himself, and in fact, he does it in a completely adorable, endearing way. He's been in a ton of movies, making girls crush on him all the way back to Clueless.

An internet friend recommended I see I Could Never Be Your Woman, which I hadn't even really heard about. It was made in 2007, so it's not even that old, and it has an all-star cast. Michelle Pfeiffer is the main character and Paul Rudd plays her love interest. I totally recommend you rent it, but if you don't you should at least watch this dancing scene. Just try to watch it without smiling.

Another great scene, from Wet Hot American Summer (2001) is his dinner hall freak out scene. I'm not so sure I'd recommend this movie to everyone. It's a bit of a cult hit, but only to those with weird, quirky senses of humor.

I debated putting this photo on here, but it was too funny not to include. Admit it, you want him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

100 Things About Me

1. I love candy. LOVE it. It is my favorite food group.

2. I hate to cook, but I love to bake.

3. When I bake, I make a complete mess of the kitchen. Spoons and bowls everywhere, egg shells, flour, etc.

4. I am very picky about the way my laundry is done. It is the only household chore that I don’t mind doing. I prefer to do it myself.

5. I frequently dream that I am at overnight, co-ed, summer camp. Like the kind in the movies, though I never actually went in real life. They’re always good dreams.

6. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t use the right form of your and you’re.

7. I refuse to eat any kind of fish or seafood. I was forced to eat it as a kid, and even though I may like it now as an adult, I am too stubborn to give it a try. The thought of eating sushi? Oh my gosh….vomit

8. I fell so many times as kid from running in flip-flops that I quit wearing them until just a couple of years ago. I LOVE flip-flops now.

9. I am afraid of the dark.

10. I was born in Minneapolis, but we moved to Santee when I was three. At age ten we moved to Colorado Springs for about a year. We moved back and lived in Lakeside from the start of 6th grade on.

11. Our Santee house was right along side Santee Lakes. We would throw our bikes over the fence and spend all day playing around the lakes.

12. Every summer there would be a giant frog migration from the lakes and our street would be swarming with them. Most of them would die on the pavement and turn into crispy, flat, frog shaped Frisbees. All the kids in the neighborhood would fling them around. We made a game out of it.

13. One Christmas a duck migrated from the lakes to our pool and spent the whole day in our yard. I was really sad when it was gone the next day.

14. My first grade teacher and my fourth grade teacher were having a secret affair with each other. They were actually a very cute couple. I wonder if they ever got married.

15. My neighbor & I were 5 when we decided to play “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours”. I made him go first. After he showed me his, I ran away.

16. In Colorado Springs, my brother & I were the smartest kids in our entire schools. My school made a huge deal about it and put me in a special program for an hour every day. Once I realized that the kid that sat in front of me was sniffing glue in class, being the smartest didn’t seem like much of an achievement.

17. I was deathly afraid of both the basement and the attic in our Colorado Springs house. It was an old Victorian style complete with a coal chute and it freaked me the hell out.

18. My brother would unscrew the lightbulb and try to lock me in the basement. I would scream bloody murder. Basements in general are just freaky.

19. I stole candy and lip gloss from the drug store when I was in junior high. More than once.

20. I had to wear a gigantic retainer that was the size of my fist and made my cheeks look all puffy like a chipmunk.

21. I had reconstructive jaw surgery and a bone transplant from my hip when I was 15. It took almost all summer for the swelling to go down and for my face to look normal. I will always have a bunch of pins and screws in my jaws.

22. They scheduled the surgery when I was 15 because they thought at 5’5”, I was done growing. They did the growth plate scan of my hand and everything. I grew 4 more inches after that and my jaw shifted. The surgeon recommended I have another surgery. ARE YOU EFFING CRAZY?

23. I have severe TMJ and my jaw pops really bad. Changes in the weather will make my jaw ache. It makes me feel like an old man with a war wound.

24. When my mouth/jaw gets tired, I lisp. I HATE it and work very hard at not lisping.

25. My jaw disorder was so complex that my oral surgeon used me as a case study and published my photos and molds in a medical journal.

26. I still have lots of problems with my teeth and now I have a phobia about going to the dentist. I procrastinate, which only makes the problems worse.

27. I have nightmares about all my teeth falling out.

28. We never took any family vacations when I was a kid. Only camping trips. Very rustic camping trips. I don’t consider that a vacation.

29. After one of our camping trips to the Colorado River, I got a horrible ear infection. I was screaming in pain while the doctor scraped algae out of my ear. Algae. Growing in my ear. Gross!

30. I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, piano and saxophone. I own a guitar but haven’t taken the time to learn. I don’t even know how to tune it.

31. I fantasize about being a rock star.

32. I wish I could sing.

33. Not being able to carry a tune doesn’t stop me from singing all out when I’m alone. Neither does not being able to dance. I do both in the car and shower.

34. I sang karaoke once at a friend’s bachelorette party. I sang Baby Got Back and White Wedding. I rocked it.

35. I love boy bands. New Kids, NSync, Jonas Brothers, etc. Love em all.

36. My first concert was New Kids on the Block at Q106 Jam at SDSU Open Air Theater.

37. My friends and I all tried out for jv basketball our freshman year. My best friend and I had the least athletic ability and made the team. Our team wasn’t very good. Go figure.

38. After practicing and finally figuring out how to actually make a basket and do a lay-up, I quit the team when my best friend didn’t make it sophomore year. I didn’t miss it. I never liked playing basketball in the first place. I only did it because my best friend did too.

39. I got my nickname, Turtle, when a boy in high school watched our practice and saw that I was the slowest runner on the team. However, after running sprints for an hour, I would end up being the first one finished. Slow and steady wins the race.

40. Because my nickname was turtle, people assumed I collected turtles and started giving me all kinds of figurines and stuff. I actually don’t collect anything.

41. After high school graduation, I went on the Europe trip organized by the school. It was the trip of a lifetime, which I totally took for granted at the time.

42. Nikol and I were friends before, but we really bonded on that trip. I consider that the point when we became friends for life.

43. We both had a crush on the rebel, long-haired, rocker guy in the group. He rejected us both for the most square, type A, goody-goody girl in the group. They were quite the odd couple. What were their names again?

44. The day of our trip that we went to the topless beach, I wished I had the balls to go topless like the rest of the girls. When in Rome and Carpe Diem, right? When I remembered that I was going to have to spend the rest of trip with all the other teenage boys that were with our group, I was really glad I chose to keep my bathing suit on.

45. It takes me a long time to really open up and trust and become friends, but once I do, I am pretty much an open book and will tell you whatever you want to know.

46. My absolute closest friends are people I’ve known since junior high or high school.

47. I remember the exact moment when I realized I was in love with Eric. We had gotten in an argument and I left to go to a party at either Liz Robertson’s or Wayne Kelsch’s. I was talking to Laura (Hotchkiss) Gordon about the argument when it hit me.

48. I told Eric I loved him that night after the party. He proposed a month later over Sunday football and cinnamon rolls.

49. We were just “friends” at the time and weren’t even technically a couple.

50. We were totally a couple.

51. I thought I wanted to go to UCSD and get a science degree because I excelled at it. Senior year I took AP Biology and hated it. After that I didn’t know what to do.

52. I really regret not getting a degree period, but especially for not getting one in Spanish, which was something else I really excelled at. I used to think and dream in Spanish and translate conversations in my head while people were talking.

53. I will go back someday and finish my degree.

54. I want to be fluent in Spanish, Italian and French.

55. I can be very judgemental. I don’t like it, and I really make an effort not to be that way.

56. I love movies. If I had the time and money, I would see almost everything in the theater. Even the crappy stuff.

57. I’m not a popcorn eater, so I don’t do popcorn at the movies. I do candy and diet soda. I try to buy my candy and soda ahead of time and sneak it in. Don’t judge me!

58. On weekends we would spend with my dad, we spent all our time at the beach, Balboa Park, and the drive-in. Our entertainment was free or very cheap.

59. I saw a lot of movies that were wildly inappropriate for my age because the first movie at the drive-in would usually be kid friendly, but the second one wasn’t. For example, Porky’s came out when I was 8, Revenge of the Nerds when I was 10. Saw them both, and the sequels. Dirty!

60. I can sing the entire Lambda Lambda Lambda rap from Revenge of the Nerds. Seriously. From start to finish. Dare me to do it sometime.

61. My (ex) cousin and I used to watch Grease and Grease 2 and act it out. We would also stuff balloons in our shirts and sing Dolly Parton songs. I particularly love Hard Candy Christmas, Jolene, and Coat of Many Colors.

62. When I was trying to get pregnant and going through fertility treatments, I was a wreck. I was very angry and depressed. My sincere apologies to everyone I was a monster to. Thank you for being my friend and putting up with me.

63. I stopped counting how much weight I gained during my pregnancy when I hit 60 pounds. I’m pretty sure I gained close to 70 pounds total.

64. My pregnant belly was so big that I would constantly bump it into doorways and countertops. I barely fit in our shower stall. I felt like the Kool-Aid man crashing around.

65. I knew for sure that baby B, which was on my right hand side, was a girl. That was Emma Reese. It took us a while to find out for sure that baby A was also a girl.

66. When we found out, Eric kept me up until 1am deciding on the name Katelyn Paige.

67. I am grateful that my girls are fraternal twins and have different personalities so it is easier for them to have their own identity. I was worried that people would always lump them into one entity.

68. My astrological sign is Taurus, and like the bull that symbolizes it, I am very bull-headed.

69. When Eric & I got together, I looked up our compatibility in my mom’s old 70’s copy of Linda Goodman’s Love Signs. It said we would be a great match as long as I could be patient enough and keep him grounded enough to keep his head out of the clouds.

70. It also said that it wouldn’t take much to make me happy, that he would frequently make me angry but that I would mostly be able to blow it off. But when he pushes me to the point where I get REALLY angry, he should watch out and do whatever it takes to fix it.

71. Everything I remember reading in Love Signs has been true about our relationship. I really should look at that book again., here I come…

72. I dated a guy when I was about 19 or 20, and everyone was surprised when they found out because they all thought he was gay. I think he was.

73. Back when Three’s Company was popular, people would hear my name was Krissy and say “Oh, like on Three’s Company!” It really bothered me that my name made people think of a dumb blonde, even when I was 5.

74. I love makeup and beauty products. It is my girly-girl obsession. I’m not that great at applying it, but I love to buy it. I have a hard time resisting new lipgloss. Maybe I do collect something after all…

75. On the way home from a youth trip to Family Fun Center, I couldn’t hold it anymore and peed in the back of a truck.

76. My parents wouldn’t let me get my driver’s license until I had a job, which meant I needed a job within walking distance. I worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken about half a mile from my house.

77. I had a blast working there because I worked with several friends from school. But teenage boys should not be allowed to prepare food for the public. It was disgusting. I still have a hard time eating anything from KFC.

78. I made out in the parking lot with one of my male co-workers one night. He gave me a hickey, which my Dad saw. Awkward! I lied and said it was a curling iron burn.

79. We went to prom together, but by then we weren’t interested in each other so he spent the night on the dance floor, sweating and grinding his giant boner on my friend that he had a crush on. Brad Hamilton & Amber Hobson forever!

80. He didn’t even attempt to hide his boner. It was pretty funny….and gross.

81. I got detention only once. It was during summer school for leaving the campus to get lunch at Burger King.

82. I didn’t even need to take summer school, but I took a class every year. I only did it to get out of the house. How nerdy is that?

83. When house-sitting for my Dad when I was 20, a guy broke into the bedroom I was sleeping in. I was totally fine, but it freaks me out to think of what could have happened.

84. For the longest time I was really afraid to be home alone at night. It’s still not my favorite. For this reason, I'm really glad I have a big dog.

85. I had to testify at his hearing. He was a mental patient that went off his meds. He had a white patch in his hair like the “I see dead people” kid in The Sixth Sense.

86. I totally believe in ghosts and that there are some people out there that can actually see dead people. I’m glad I’m not one of them. I find people like Sylvia Browne and the lady from The Medium absolutely fascinating.

87. I love movies about hauntings that are based on true stories. They really freak me out though.

88. I used to live a couple blocks from Heather O’Rourke, the girl from Poltergeist.

89. I do all my own stunts.

90. We had many burping contests when I was a kid. I remember one in particular when I was about 5 or 6 between me, my brother Joel, and one of his friends. We each drank a 16 oz (glass) bottle of coke before letting loose. No one could out burp little Krissy.

91. I learned to swim because my parents had friends over to our house for a pool party and their little girl could swim. She was the same age as me and I was jealous that she could swim in my pool and I couldn’t. Later that day, when the family left, I jumped into the deep end and just started swimming my heart out.

92. Several years later, I chipped my front tooth on the diving board when attempting a complicated maneuver. I would jump from the side of the pool, reach out to grab the diving board, and have my body swing underneath the board while I held on. I must have misjudged the distance and went face first into the board instead.

93. I have a serious weakness for boys with dark, curly hair. Hubba-hubba!

94. I never really got to know either of my grandfathers. They both died when I was young and we lived across the country from them. I wish I could have known them better.

95. Still, if I could meet any one person, alive or dead, I would probably choose Eric’s grand-dad. He and Eric were very close, and he died when Eric was 12.

96. I can’t tell you how many times I bled through my pants in high school. Or how embarrassing it was. I had the worst periods ever, and at that point, I wasn’t able to predict when it would happen. It was horrible.

97. I’m in my 30s, but I still break out in zits once a month.

98. I started getting migraines when I was about 21. It took me a while to realize they were caused by working in an office surrounded by smokers. It was illegal to smoke in an office by then, so I would call anonymously to report them all the time. The company kept getting fined, so eventually they forced the people to stop smoking indoors. My migraines stopped. I bet they knew it was me that reported them.

99. I used to daydream that Magnum P.I. was my dad. I lived in that awesome mansion in Hawaii, Higgins would cook for me, TC would fly me around in his helicopter, and I would ride around in Magnum’s Ferrari and help solve his cases

100. I have a very active imagination.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just what am I looking at here?

Really. What is this? What the heck happened?



Breaking Yawn

I finally finished the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. I had to force myself to finish it because it was overdue at the library by almost 3 weeks and I couldn't bear to be charged another $0.25/day. So I charged through and finished over the weekend.

It was so incredibly boring. And long.....750 pages of yawn.

The beginning held some promise. Edward & Bella get married and go on a honeymoon. The kind of honeymoon you wish you could read about if the author weren't such a boring prude. However, the honeymoon is cut short due to a partially undead bun in the oven. The baby grows rapidly and beats her to a pulp from the inside out. I'll spare you the details on the birth, only to tell you that it is disgusting and horrifying. It is exactly what I imagine the Saw movies to be like, and why I will never watch them. Anyway, Bella gives birth and dies in the process. To save her, Edward must get his vampire venom in her (this is not a sexual innuendo here) and keep her heart pumping long enough to start the transformation. What better way to do that than to jab a giant needle into her heart and inject the venom right there! She transforms into an immortal, blah blah blah. She's amazingly self-controlled for a vampire newborn, blah blah blah. Her baby, Renesmee, is adored by all, including the hot and brooding werewolf, Jacob. Blah blah blah.

Basically, the whole book was about how awesome Bella is. How beautiful, special, gifted, etc. I wish I could say I agreed, but Bella pretty much nauseates me. I had hoped that Leah, the werewolf chick, would kick Bella's teeth in and fall for Jacob, but that definitely didn't happen. It was all wrapped up in a nice, neat, happy ending.

All I have to look forward to now is the movie, opening Nov 21st! Chagrin!