Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

And I'm moving back to Logan, hoping that another color guard opportunity will come up in the near future.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Top Ten Favorite Actresses

I had the idea the other day to post about who my to ten favorite actresses are. If there's one thing I love, it would be movies. I freaking love movies!
So heres a list of my most favorite actresses ever. :)

10. Scarlett Johansson
Miss Johansson, mostly known for how sexy she is. I do think that she is very beautiful, but I like her more as an actress than a pretty girl. And I think that she is a talented actress. I just hope that she doesn't get too caught up in her good looks. Here's a quote from her: "It's a great thing to get older and learn. I don't feel bound in any way by how many years I've lived. I identify just as much with my 86-year-old grandmother as I do with my sister."

9. Audrey Hepburn
I honestly wasn't a fan of Audrey Hepburn for the longest time. Then I saw the movie 'Wait Until Dark.' Holy crap she was amazing in that one. I was amazed and
in awe at her talent at playing a blind woman. Yes, indeed. To be honest I haven't seen very many of her movies. But I am definitely wanting to see more of them. Here is a quote form this popular actress: "Success is like reaching an important bi
rthday and finding you're exactly the same."

8. Julie Andrews
Ah, Merry Poppins! I love Julie Andrews! She is an incredibly amazing actress. She has so much talent and beauty and grace. Naturally, I chose a younger picture of her. Not that I don't like her older, but I just always remember the younger her when I think of her. She's cool beans for sure! Here is a quote from her: "Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it."

7. Jenna Fischer
Pam Beesly, yes indeed! To be honest I've only ever seen Jenna Fischer in the Office, which is one of my favorite tv shows ever. But it is a good show and Miss Fischer does a fantastic job with it! She's my favorite character, aside from Dwight that is. ;) And here is a quote: "Honestly it would be great to get to play Pam for a long, long time...I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role."

6. Emma Watson
Holy crap Hermione is amazing. And that is who Emma Watson
will always be to me. We are the same age, but I am three months and two days older. Woot! I have loved watching the Harry Potter movies and Emma Watson is the best! It was great to see how much she could improve her acting ability from the first movie to the last. She's totally my hero. Here's a quote from Miss Watson: "I hope my head doesn't get very big. I'm just going to keep my feet on the ground, stick to friends and family and try and lead a normal life."

5. Natalie Portman
My thing for Miss Portman began with Star Wars Episode 1, naturally. She made a fantastic Padme Amidala. I love to see her in other movies because I think she is a great actress. She has a beautiful smile. But she will always be Padme to me. :) Here's a quote from her: "I'm going to college. I don't care if it ruined my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star."

4. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is a person that took me some getting used to. She is so different and unique, but I have grown to admire and respect her work. She is a fantastic actress. Oh, and she can sing, too; as was seen in Moulin Rouge. And for a Nicole Kidman Quote: "Regrets are ridiculous, so I don't regret, no."

3. Sigourney Weaver
Ah, this actress became my hero back when Galaxy Quest came out. And that is a fantastic movie. I admire her ability to portray such a variety of characters. I enjoyed seeing her as a 'navi' in Avatar, that was pretty cool. But yes, I do like Sigourney Weaver. And for a quote from her: "I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about."

2. Gwyneth Paltrow
This actress is awesome! I absolutely love her in the movie Emma. And she is awesome because she is in Iron Man. Yes indeed she is. And she also has an amazing singing voice! It was when she was on an episode of Glee that I came to love this actress. Yes. I think she is beautiful and very talented. She is an amazing person! And her is a quote from Miss Paltrow: "The simpler things are, the happier they are."

1. Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is my absolute favorite actress ever!!! I have always been impressed by her skills in acting. I think she is a uniquely beautiful woman who is full of spunk and personality. I admire her ability to take any character and make them her own. She is so talented and can play any variety of characters without flaw. Oh, and today is also her birthday! Happy birthday! And a quote by Helena Bonham Carter: "I should get a few ribs taken out, because I'll be in a corset for the rest of my life." Ya, there wasn't really anything superb that she said, but that is ok. She is still my favorite.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Interview Thursday

So I have an interview at the Ribbonwood Vet Clinic tomorrow. And today I got a call from Wendy's, the fast food place, and now I have an interview there as well. I hope one of these work out! Preferably the vet one, but I'm pretty much good with anything at this point. :) Pray for me!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Job Search

This entire month my searching for a job has not gone well at all. I've been trying to be productive and stay positive. It's hard not to get discouraged. I've gotten this amazing opportunity to work with the Lone Peak Guard, and I freaking love it. I just feel like I belong there. I love the girls and I love teaching them. I always dreamed of being a guard director for the rest of my life, and now that I've done it, I can actually see myself doing it and loving it for all of my life. Unfortunately, if I haven't found a job down here by this week, then I am going to be moving back to Logan with Ross. I don't know when another color guard opportunity will come up for me, and that makes me sad to think about leaving.
At church on Sunday I made a new friend, Lorraine. She is this really old lady that is full of spunk. She can't walk very well, and uses a walker. She's really outspoken and is not afraid to speak her mind. I bet she drove men crazy back in the day. Anyway, she is a widow and basically thinks that I'm the best thing ever, which, of course, I am. Not really. But I was talking to her about the whole job thing and she said, "Have you put your name on the prayer roll?" I said, "I didn't know you could put your own name on that." She then said, "Gah!" and then she grabbed a piece of paper and wrote down the number for the Provo Temple and told me to call them and leave my name to be on the prayer roll.
So that's what I did. Got my name on the roll. And ya know what? I think it may have worked! I was talking to Darilyn and Joanne, the other guard director folk, yesterday and that was awesome. Joanne works at a senior living home and said that they were gonna be looking to hire someone really soon. I went by and applied today and that was totally awesome. I presented myself well and feel really good about it. So then, when I got home, I got a call from one of the many vet clinics I have applied at. And I have an interview there on Thursday morning!! Hooray! I hope that something works out. I also applied at Blockbuster Video today. They are hiring. And I went by and talked to the manager. We'll see about that, too.
Oh, and the picture is of my friend, Miles. He likes to follow me around. He sure boosts my self esteem!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Long Weekend

So I still don't have a job, and that is starting to really stress me out. I really need one! But that is ok, I'm trying to stay positive and productive and I'm still applying to tons of places. Woot!
So this past weekend was pretty awesome for me. On Thursday, Ross came down to Orem after getting an MRI in Salt Lake. He spent the night. It was a lot of fun to see him and cuddle with him in bed. Woot! He left Friday morning so he could get to work up in Logan.
On Saturday afternoon-ish, I headed up to Kaysville to chill with my family. I mostly just hung around until the evening when my awesome brother Matt had his Eagle Court of Honor thing. I'm so proud of that kid! Way to be, Matt, for officially becoming an Eagle Scout!!! The picture is a of a really cool eagle statue thing my parents got for Matt. Lucky kid. I didn't get anything that cool when I got my Young Womanhood Recognition. Sheesh. Oh, well. We all ate lots of s'mores and such. Well, I only had two s'mores. After going off sugar in April, I have a hard time eating too much sugar at once and I get a headache. So ya, that's good for my health!
Sunday was great. I went to chur
ch with my family and Ross, w
ho was supposed to be coming down in the evening, surprised us all by showing up at the end of Sacrament meeting. I guess he got there during the opening hymn, but didn't know where we were sitting. But that is ok. I sure love that man! It was fun to have him down there with my family. He sure is a fantastic husband!!!
On Monday, which was still part of my weekend, I went to the dentist. I thought I was going to have at least 5 cavities. But by a complete miracle, I didn't have any! Woo hoo! That was wonderful. But the dentist asked me how often I floss my teeth to which I replied: "Um... Like... Once a month?" I got in trouble. He said that my gums are getting swollen and if I didn't start flossing once a day that I would have to have deep and painful teeth cleaning done to save my teeth. Darn. But I've flossed every day thus far. Woot! The dentist also discovered that my jaw opens crooked. I had always thought it looked a little funny, but now I know why. So when the jaw opens, the hinges are supposed to open up and then release to open wide. The left side of my jaw does this correctly, but my right side doesn't release, so my jaw swings to the side be
cause of the unevenness of the opening. Weird. But kind of interesting. And that is also why that side of my mouth always hurts when I sing too much, like at church, or when I am at the dentist and am holing my mouth open for a long time. If you look at any picture of me with my mouth open wide, you can tell my jaw is crooked.
On Monday Ross also had some more tests done on his heart. I got there shortly after he had begun his echo-cardiogram. We were there for a while and got to watch all of Megamind. What a fantastic movie!!! We both love it. After Ross's echo, we went into another room and he had an EKG done. I don't know what that stands for, but the picture is of him getting it. He's got all those wires hooked up to him and it measures his heart's rhythm and such. The nurse didn't think I was very funny when I whistled at Ross when he took off his shirt. I thought I was pretty funny. Whatever. After that Dr. Su came in and checked some stuff on Ross and then chatted with us for a while. Oh, and there was also a resident there. She has disected a kadaver, I asked, naturally. Well, the verdict was good! Ross does not need open heart surgery this year. His aorta has actually not swollen at all in the past year and a half! What a relief. It's the same size it was in November 2009. So that is good. When it gets too big, he's gonna need surgery. I hope that is a while away.
Also on Monday, Ross and I went to see The King's Speech at the Kaysville Theatre with Shelby and her practically fiancee, Dan. The movie was edited, so not rated R. Woot! It was PG-13, which was good. The movie was fantastic! I got excited because I recognized tons of the actors from other movies such as Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the original Pride and Prejudice. ya, an amazing cast. It definitely deserved all the awards it got!
On Tuesday morning we all got up early to get to the Bountiful Temple. My brother Matt, went through the temple for the first time! Ross and I were both very happy to be there to support him. I'm so proud of my brother! That was also my first time doing a session at the Bountiful Temple. It was beautiful! And pretty much just like the Mount Timpanogas Temple, which I have been to. Woot! It was wonderful to be in the temple with my family. I love those guys.
After the temple I drove Ross back up to Logan so he could get to work and then drove all the way down to Orem for color guard practice. Practice was really good, except that I was super tired and kind of out of energy. Sad day, but that's alright.
And it was nice to be back in Orem as well. My kitty friend, Miles, really missed me. He was following me all over the place when I got home. What a silly cat. But I learned that he is terrified of hair dryers. Poor fella.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I am having a hard time. On the one hand, I am absolutely loving working with the Lone Peak Color Guard. It is so much fun and I freaking love it! On the other hand... I miss my Ross! I knew that this would be hard, but goodness I miss that man. Every night, when Ross gets home from work, he calls me and we talk for about an hour. It is spectacular and probably my favorite part of the day. I do miss cuddling with my husband. He's just so handsome and cuddly! And I have discovered that I talk about him all the time. Probably because he is my favorite person ever. But that is hard because then I miss him.
Another thing that has me upset is this whole job situation. I had a job interview at the Banfield Vet Clinic, which is inside of PetsMart. The working interview was not so good. And I still haven't heard back from them, so I figure I didn't get the job. Lame sauce. I did get a job working for Vector Marketing, to sell Cutco products. Ya.... I decided not to do that. Partially because my husband said not to because it would suck and I would be bad at it. But mostly because I didn't think I would enjoy it at all. So I've applied at tons of places at the University Mall. They are all hiring because now all the students are gone. Woot. I had an interview at Buckle yesterday. That did not go well at all. I thought that I was presenting myself well and answering the questions good. But she kept repeating the exact same question wanting a different answer. And she asked dumb questions such as: "What makes you think you're an outgoing person?" or "Why should I hire you? You don't have any sales experience." or "Why do you think you are good with people?" I could answer all three with: "Because I'm awesome." But I didn't. But I did my best. I should hear back from them on Wednesday for whether to come in for a second interview or if they are not gonna talk to me again. Sheesh.
I am totally exhausted today! I was color guarding for six hours. Three of those hours were at an actual guard practice. The other half was at the Mountain Ridge Middle School where JoAnn and I taught flag stuff to students in gym class. This is our attempt to get more people on the color guard. I had so much fun at guard practice, but can I just say that middle school kids show no respect to anyone at all? Crazy hooligan children.... And also, one of the girls on the guard didn't show up to practice today. Her mom wrote her a note saying that she wouldn't make it to practice because she was working on a research paper. Most pathetic excuse for missing marching band ever. Those of you who have been in band should agree.
Anyway, that is me venting and all that. I guess I need to do it every now and again. Woot. Oh, and there's a really cute Pikachu shirt at Hot Topic that I totally want to buy. But I also don't want to spend 20 bucks on a t-shirt. Sheesh.