Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Normally I keep my promises, but...

I SWEAR, if Sanjaya or Haley last two more weeks on American Idol, I will quit watching this show.

IF ONE MORE FANTASTIC SINGER HAS TO GO HOME, and Sanjaya gets to sit there with his retarded mohawk and bad voice and bad, bad taste, I will just stop caring altogether. It is becoming ridiculous!!

I'm so sad for this season, because there have been such great singers and great people, and they're dropping like flies, while H and S get to sit smugly comfortable knowing that the Vote for the Worst jackasses are keeping them there. I can't take it anymore!!

Is ANYONE else hearing me out there?!?!?!?! DO YOU CARE AT ALL?!?!?!

But, for all you other emotionally-invested AI fans, is it not somewhat redeeming to have significant talents like Gwen Stefani come and perform and be so nice and interested in the contestants?!?! Thank you, Prince!!

Holsinger. Out.

Monday, March 26, 2007

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

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“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow” - Helen Keller

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"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone

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“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” - Saint Augustine

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“The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children” - Mahatma Ghandi

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“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of leave the world a better know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Top Fives... with UPDATES

Tonight we were out to eat with some friends, and ended the night by talking about our Top Fives... Vacations, Places to Visit, Movies, etc.
Since I'm now inspired, and I adore making lists of any kind, here we go...

TOP FIVE MOVIES: (purely defined by the ability to watch over and over without being worn down)
(also not in order)
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Mean Girls
3. Love Actually (had to update this one... can't believe i forgot about this movie)
4. 40-Year Old Virgin
5. WEdding Crashers

TOP FIVE MOVIES: (defined by pure love and respect)
(again not in order)
1. Gone With the Wind
2. Miracle on 34th Street
3. Love Actually
4. Walk the Line
5. The Incredibles, tied with Old School, tied with Wedding Crashers. =)

1. Age of Innocence
2. Gone With the Wind
3. Thorn Birds
4. Marie Antoinette
5. Pride and Prejudice

TOP FIVE PLACES TO VISIT: (for the first time)
1. ITALY - all of it, all of it, all of it
2. Versailles, and then the rest of France if time.
3. Boston
4. Japan
5. Spain

1. Reese Witherspoon
2. Jack Nicholson
3. Conan O'Brien
4. Amy Poehler
5. Meryl Streep

TOP FIVE TV SHOWS still on air:
1. 24
2. Brothers and Sisters
3. American Idol
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Ugly Betty
** honorable mention goes to House and the Apprentice and yes, Lost. (Jeez, I really didn't think some of these through)

TOP FIVE TV SHOWS not on air:
1. Friends
2. Arrested Development
3. Alias
4. Sex and the City
5. Project Runway (not on air right now, so it counts.)

1. U2
2. Beatles
3. Mika
4. Keane
5. Killers

1. Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
2. It Ain't Over till It's Over - Lenny Kravitz
3. Love Today - Mika
4. One - U2
5. This is the Last Time - Keane

1. squishy french fries
3. fried Macaroni and Cheese from Cheesecake Factory (or any mac and cheese for that matter
4. Natural peanut butter
5. CHEESE!!!

1. Sour Patch Kids
2. Hot Tamales
3. brownies (chocolate, cheesecake, frosted, non-frosted... as long as they're chewy, melty, hot and maybe with a little ice cream!!)
4. cheesecake
5. Heath bars

1. Vanity Fair
2. Vogue
3. US Weekly (this sucker is ALWAYS right no matter what the celebs say)
4. Sports Illustrated
5. Time

That oughta do it for now.
But since I'm all about talking "faves" again... I must say the song I cannot get out of my hand right now is Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats". What a great song. Too bad it's a few years too late. =)

AND, I had while I normally LOVE seared ahi tuna, I had the grossest ahi tuna dish tonight at Cheesecake Factory tonight. Ahi Tuna Carpaccio... EW. not good.
Seared Ahi Tuna at Outback??? Gooooooddddd. =)

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Mommy Test

THE MOMMY TEST (as forwarded to me from Des)

I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter one day. She picked up
something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took
the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.

"Why?" my daughter asked. "Because it's been on the ground, you don't
know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs" I replied.

At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and
asked, "Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart."

I was thinking quickly. "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy
Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy."

We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently
pondering this new information.

"OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test you have
to be the daddy."


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Swing AWAY from me.

Meaning AWAY with baseball!!! I'm so bored by baseball.

I love listening to ESPN radio. I listen everyday, I read Sports Illustrated, and yesterday I watched SPortscenter! I download the PTI Podcast, although, I never listen to it. I never listen to any of my podcasts, for that matter.
BUT I'M SOOOOO sick of talking baseball, ALREADY. And the season hasn't even started! If the story is interesting enough, then great. But for the most part, baseball is boring, boring, boring.

Why can we not spend more time talking about how freaking amazing the Dallas Mavericks are? And if I have to hear anymore comparisons between this year's Mavs and last year's Pistons, I will scream!!!! I do have to say, though, we play the Suns on the 14th and I'm nervous as heck! As good as we are, the playoffs are still ahead and we regularly win games by less than a ten-point margin, which kills me. Fortunately we have a knack for regularly pulling it together in the 4th quarter, and winning is what matters!!

Give us some respect!!
I think he's earned it.
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Monday, March 05, 2007

Thanks, Jackie.

1. A song with the name of a city in the title or text.
"Boston" - Augustana

2. A song you’ve listened to repeatedly when depressed at some point in your life.
"Ana's Song" - Silverchair
"I Remeber You" - Skid Row (laaame)

3. A great song in a language other than English.
"Glosoli" - Sigur Ros

4. Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums.
"The Iron Sea" - Keane, Under the Iron Sea

5. A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to locate a copy of.
"Kiss Off" - Violent Femmes (only because I never knew the name of the song, so I had to search the lyrics and everything)

6. A song that reminds you of summer but doesn’t mention summer at all.
"California Love" - Tupac
"Gettin' Jiggy with it" - Will Smith (I think it's actually 'wit it'... but honestly)
"It Ain't Over till it's Over" - Lenny KRavitz

7. A song that sounds to you like being happy feels.
"The More" - downhere
"Beast of Burdern" - Rolling Stones (not b/c of the words, mind you)
"Angel of Harlem" - U2

8. A song that reminds you of high school.
"Feed the Tree" - Belly (my alternative phase)
"Regulators" - Warren G (my rap phase, bet you didn't know I had one of those!)
"Keeper of the Stars" (my first "boyfriend" song - don't even know who sings it)

9. A song that reminds you of college.
"Strawberry Wine" - Deana Carter
"If You Could Only See" - Tonic
"All For You" - Sister Hazel

10. A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise dislike.
"Ice, Ice Baby" - Vanilla Ice. =)

11. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
"Out of the Blue" - Debbie Gibson

12. A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a breakup or otherwise difficult situation.
"Shout to the Lord" - Hillsong (so cliche, I know)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!

When Reese was 5 weeks old, we found out that she had a milk/soy protein allergy. Meaning we had to start buying a 16 oz. $27 can of formula one to two times a week. Nasty smelling, over-priced, disgusting formula. The doctor told us we could start testing milk products with her once she hit a year old to see if she would grow out of it.
Last week, with much trepidation, I bought a half-gallon of Horizon organic whole milk. It was the weirdest thing to give her a whole bottle of this product we had been aggressively shielding her from for an entire year. She drank it down just fine and hours later, no reaction! So I started giving her a bottle every day... No reaction still!!!

Goodbye nasty expensive formula!!! Hello milk! You don't understand. Getting this formula out of our lives is like losing an entire monthly payment! Around $200 a month we were spending on formula. Crrrazy. And now? Well, $4 gallons sounds perfectly reasonable. Especially since that takes about $30 a month!! GOOD LORD I am relieved.

In other news... American Idol. (sigh) WHY in the name of all that is good, is Antonella Barba still on this show!?!?! I'm so disgusted with her. I'm sorry, I know that is harsh, but if you've been watching the show, not to mention the recent hoopla over her scandalous pictures, you know that she is NOT worthy of being in this group of contestants! I'm so disgusted that 4 people have gone home, and she still gets to sit up on that stage. PLEASE, God, let justice be done next week. SEND HER HOME, PEOPLE!!!! I'm sorry to be so passionate about this topic, but it is seriously driving me nuts. Lucky for her she is so outwardly attractive. (I know I'm being very judgmental... but seriously!!!!)

I've never considered myself a flaky person. Although, a lot of people could justifiably argue this point, I usually do what I say I'm going to do. If I say I will be somewhere, I will be there. If I tell you I will do something, I will do it. I may not be good at returning calls or checking my messages, but I will usually get in touch via some form of email or something. But lately, I will testify to the fact that I have been a BIG, FAT FLAKE. Too many stories to tell, but I have forgotten to mail things, check my messages for even longer periods of time, not write back to emails even!!! IT'S CRAZY!!

SOOO... to all who I've unconsciously hurt or frustrated or blown off (the worst of all offenses) I'M SO SORRY!! I'm telling you, I've been retarded lately. For some reason I've been forgetting, and just basically blacking out. I don't know what's going on, and all I can think is that I must be exhausted. School, exercise, work, baby... maybe it's just too much for me... maybe I'm not getting enough sleep. I really don't know. All I know is, I've been taking a nap every day, and if you know me, that's significant because I hate naps. I hate stopping in the middle of my day to sleep!!

So, a big shout out to the following:

1. Jess
2. Des
3. Tasha
4. Des
5. Seth
6. Des
7. Brieanne
8. Amy
9. Vanessa
10. Stacey
11. Jackie
12. Kelly

I'm sorry for being a lame phone-call-returner and plan-changer. Shame on me. Seriously. I really mean it. My behavior has been reprehensible. I LOVE YOU!

And another shout out to my AI faves...
1. Melinda
2. Blake
3. Chris
4. Lakisha
5. Jordin
6. Gina
7. Chris S.
8. And of course, Simon. I love you.

Holsinger. Out.