April 27, 2009

Our life in pictures

The Rules:
1. Type the answers to the following questions into flickr search
2. Using ONLY pictures from the first page of the search, pick your favorite image
3. Copy and paste the URL for the image into mosaic maker

Brett's answers:
  1. What is your first name? Brett
  2. What is your favorite food? Parmesan steak and shrimp
  3. What is your favorite color? Blue
  4. What is your favorite drink? Milk
  5. Where is your dream vacation? Ireland
  6. What is your favorite hobby? Basketball
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up? Little league basketball coach
  8. What do you love most in life? My wifey
  9. What is one word that describes you? Broken
  10. Where is your favorite place you have ever been? Six Flags
  11. What is your favorite movie? Green Street Hooligans
  12. Who is the person you admire most? My Dad
Kaylyn's answers:
  1. What is your first name? Kaylyn

  2. What is your favorite food? Pizza

  3. What is your favorite color? Pink

  4. What is your favorite drink? Mountain Dew

  5. Where is your dream vacation? Ireland

  6. What is your favorite hobby? Reading

  7. What do you want to be when you grow up? An Author

  8. What do you love most in life? My Husband

  9. What is one word that describes you? Random

  10. Where is your favorite place you have ever been? Las Vegas

  11. What is your favorite movie? Green Street Hooligans

  12. Who is the person you admire most? J.K. Rowling

Try it! It's fun.

April 24, 2009

I just don't get it

Why is everyone so into Twitter? I hear about it everywhere I go, for hell's sake the NBA announcers even talk about it. So the other day {really like 2 weeks ago} I decided to sign up and see what all the hype was about. My conclusion: Twitter is stupid, account deleted. The only person who needs a Twitter account is Dooce. Because lets face it, she is the only blogger on earth that has 50 billion readers who really care what she is doing at any given moment in the day. She's funny, I'm not funny. Therefore, I don't need a Twitter account. Why would I want to have a Twitter account that I send updates to when no one is reading? I already have a blog that no one reads, so why waste more time?

I guess maybe I'm just not into the whole 'social networking' thing. No Myspace, no Facebook, no Twitter, no thank you. My blog is just here to keep the few people who do care updated from time to time, and serve as a journal for Brett and I. I have reconnected with some great friends through this blog that I lost touch with over the years, and I am grateful for that. I just think that keeping up with one site is time consuming enough. I don't know how some people can do them all.

Do you Twitter? What do you like about it?

I accept

A few weeks ago I did a post about quotes from my favorite movies. I had a lot of fun reading through the comments to see how people guessed. In the end only about half of them were figured out. I guess that this post showed me that I have a very different taste in movies than a lot of people.

My blog friend Psonya over at Pserendipity was pretty bothered by the fact that I didn't have a quote from her favorite movie, The Color Purple, listed in the post. Then when I told her that I had read the book, but never seen the movie, she left me this comment:

"You must watch the Color Purple -- really, you gotta. if you watch TCP, I'll expand my movie horizons and watch your favorite movie -- and review it on the blog. We'll do a movie trade, just tell me what to get."

So I have decided to accept her challenge! The movie that I am picking for her is {drumroll please}.....Green Street Hooligan's. Brett and I love this movie. It is seriously one of our favorite movies of all time. It's got a great plot, plus tons of intense action.


Make sure you check back next week for my review of The Color Purple!
Have you seen either of these movies? What did you think?

April 23, 2009

Spring has sprung

I am so happy that spring is finally here {knock on wood}, Brett and I love to be outside! We finally got to get the mountain bikes out on Monday and went up to Lambert Park for a ride. It was such a great day, so we decided that we would stop at Subway on our way up there and get a sandwich so that we could have a picnic. It was so great, and I can't wait to go again. Hopefully we will be able to ride a lot this year.

April 16, 2009

Requesting Recommendations

I am really close to finishing the book that I am currently reading, and cannot decide which one I want to pull off my shelf next. So I wanted to ask you:

What is your favorite book?


Can someone please explain this to me?

Because I am confused. It's April 16th, and we woke up to a foot of snow. APRIL 16th!! Not December. April. I don't understand it.

This is what Brett saw when he opened the door at six o'clock this morning to take the dog out:

WTF? Global warming? I think not.

April 15, 2009

I was obviously mistaken

I thought that today was April 15th, but it can't be. It's snowing outside. Silly me! Oh wait.....

Ebony and Ivory

Last night was the beginning of a fun new adventure for me. I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano. Always. When I was a little girl I always admired my friends that could play. The funny thing is though, I never thought to ask my mom for lessons. I don't know why.

A few years back Brett and his parents bought me a keyboard for my birthday, and I just never got around to actually finding anyone who could teach me. It has always been my intention, but I just kept putting it off. I frequently bring up the desire to start taking lessons in conversations with family and friends, so for my birthday this year Kristi decided to take it upon herself to finally find someone to teach me. I was so excited when she gave me the gift certificate she had made. I get to take 30 lessons, and my book was included. Last night was my first lesson. It was such a proud moment for me. I finally get to do something that I have always wanted, and I will soon get to cross off one of the items on my bucket list. I can't wait!

April 9, 2009


Chaz and Shay are in Moab this week. I am jealous. I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but I really want a Jeep. Bad. So having friends with a Jeep that take a week long vacation to Moab every year for the sole purpose of rock climbing, or Jeepin' as some people like to call it, really makes me sad that I can't join in the fun. Especially when they send us pictures like this:

Damn you.

April 8, 2009

Loved. This. Movie.

Seven Pounds

This movie is so great! If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you go out and rent it! I really wanted to go see it when it was in theaters, but we just never got around to it. So we went straight down to the video store the day it came out on video and rented it. It's one of those films that you don't really know what is happening until the end, and when you find out you are shocked! You are drawn into the story from the very beginning! It's got a great cast, too! Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, and Woody Harrelson are just a few of the big name actors in this film. I can't say too much about it, because I would hate to give anything away. Just take my word for it, it's so so so so good!

We have also seen these three movies in the last week, and I would recommend them too! Slumdog Millionaire wasn't quite as good as I had expected, but I think it was just too hyped up. I liked it a lot, but it definitely wasn't motion picture of the year material in my opinion. Marley and Me was funny, but ended sad. I have to admit, after reading the book I didn't think that Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson could pull off playing the main characters in this story but in the end I was pleasantly surprised. Yes Man! had us laughing out loud through the whole show! It was so hilarious, and I can say one thing for sure.....Jim Carrey is back! So if you are bored and need a movie to watch....any of the four mentioned in this post would be winners!

P.S. if you are dying to know what movies all of the quotes in my last post were from, I have gone back and put the answers in for all of them. I was surprised that only half of them were guessed. Looks like I stumped you!

April 2, 2009

You think you know movies....prove it!

Lets play a game, shall we? I love games and I love movies, so naturally this game caught my eye. I picked 30 movies that I love {which wasn't hard at all}, and listed a quote from each movie below. Read through the quotes, and try to guess which movie's they are from. Leave a comment with your guess and include: the quote number, movie title, and your name. When someone guesses correctly I will strikeout the quote, put the name of the person who made the correct guess, and the name of the movie next to it. Sounds fun, right? Here's the tricky part: You aren't allowed to use any search engines, IMDB, wikipedia, etc. You just have to know them. You wouldn't cheat would you? Good!

Ready? GO!!

1 -“If I didn't know better, I'd think you had feelings for this monster.” Beauty and the Beast - {Day}

2 - “Lemon drops and Tequila, my friend. The moment where a 30-year-old body does not recover quite as fast as a 29-year-old body.” P.S. I Love You - {Brooke}

3 - “You know the best part? It isn't knowing that your friends have your back. It's knowing that you have your friends' back.” Green Street Hooligan's

4 - "That ain't no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet.” Juno - {Jessica}

5 - “See... I tell you I can read minds and you think there's something wrong with you?” Twilight - {Day}

6 - “Don’t’ hurt me Arch, I’m only little!” Rock'N'Rolla

7 - “Well, I've read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says: 'live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual.” BeetleJuice - {Day}

8 - “Freedom isn't free at all, that it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood.” 300

9 - “This part of my life... this part right here? This part is called: being stupid." The Pursuit of Happyness

10 - “Was it programmed to stop before it took my head off?” Laura Croft: Tomb Raider

11 - Hmm, difficult. VERY difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind, either. There's talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?" Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - {Jessica}

12 - “I could be fun, if you want. I could be pensive, uhh... smart, superstitious, brave? And I, uhh, I can be light on my feet. I could be whatever you want. You just tell me what you want, and I'm gonna be that for you.” The Notebook

13 - “I was talking to Bianca, and she was saying that in her culture they have these rites of passages and rituals and ceremonies, and, just all kinds of things that, when you do them, go through them, let you know that you're an adult? Doesn't that sound great?” Lars and the Real Girl

14 - “What the hell are you doing out here, Fred? Fred, if you're real, you better tell me right now!” I Am Legend

15 - “You have the voice of an angel. Your voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.” Step Brothers - {Day}

16 - “We would just like it if you go home and step on the scale, and write down how much you weigh, and subtract it by like, 20.” Knocked Up - {Kortney}

17 - “Seger's an artist. A genius. An American original. And what are you, Nigel? A therapist? Is that it? You're sizing me up. You're on the case, now you're gonna fix me?” Reign Over Me

18 - “At last! My arm is complete again!” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

19 - "You make $100 an hour and you have a safety pin holding your boot up? " Pretty Woman - {Day}

20 - “I'll believe ya when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.” Super Troopers - {Jessica}

21 - “I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means "no".” Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - {Brooke}

22 - “eff you sugar daddy!” Catch and Release

23 - “True or False: All's fair in love and war.” How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - {Day}

24 - “When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about. And that was the beginning of fairies.” Finding Neverland

25 - "No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality." Little Miss Sunshine

26 - “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” The Princess Bride - {Jessica}

27 - “No, I'm not crazy and a lot of times people go "Oh that's crazy!" then they go "It's genius!". That's what happened to the person who invented fire, they burned that witch and guess what, then they got warm and they ate good stuff. Now where are we headed to. Let's not make this weird 'cause I'm not good on dates...” The Break Up

28 - “Bob loved me because he thought my testicles were removed too. Being there, pressed against his tits, ready to cry. This was my vacation... and she ruined everything.” Fight Club

29 - “Hey, psycho - we're not gonna discuss this, OK, it's over. Please get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.” The Wedding Singer - {Day}

30 - “If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis!” Billy Madison - {Day} {you rock!!}