Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bored, bored, bored

This is what happens when I do the same thing every day. My blog becomes very boring. I know, your eyes glaze over when you even think about clicking on my blog link because you might just lose half your brain to numbness if you have to read another commentary on the Olympics.

I'll let you know if I do anything cool... ever again.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Entertained... but terrified

You know that girl in your 7th grade P.E. class who you always purposely served the volleyball to? You know, that girl who would dive after the ball like it was a chocolate cake about to be spoiled on the athlete's foot-infested gym floor, yet still couldn't hit that ball back over the net or to the closest teammate. That girl who was unable to get even two UNDERhand serves over the net during Ms. Anderson's serving test, yet still got an A because Ms. Anderson understood that there was no physical way that girl could do it. She was terrified of the tall girls, especially the 8-foot blonde viking chic who didn't talk but could serve with both right and left hands and still get the ball to that girl's shaking hands every single time. And the short, feisty gals made that girl nervous too. She was the weakest link on every team.

I know that girl well and watching May and Walsh sort of makes my hands shake again.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Should be an interesting race

This evening, after watching the Americans take gold and silver in the 100m backstroke, Ryan turned to me with his eyes wide open and said in the most sincere voice possible, "You know what they should do? They should do a race with their feet forward."

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Is there a correlation?

Sacrament meeting was noticeably less packed today. Could it have had something to do with this?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Arlington County Fair

Who doesn't love a county fair? Well, ours was a little different than the ones I'm used to. It was missing livestock (except for the imported pig racers) but I guess I understand since there is nothing like a farm anywhere near here. It was still fun to check out the booths and flirt with the carnies (right JB?). ;)
Riding the carousel.
Channeling Kanye with these killer blind shades. Love the sign in the background.
The huge blow-up sheriff.
Ethan terrified of the huge blow-up sheriff.
Waiting for the pig races.
Julie participating in the pig races.
The pigs, ready to race. No pictures of them actually racing - sorry.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Deeeeeep thoughts

Ryan and I went on a date tonight. That occasion itself is blog-worthy considering the last time we got out sans Ethan was probably around Christmas. So we went to Batman, which I was expecting to hate. I say this because any time a movie is especially hyped up, I am usually disappointed when I see it.

Take Titanic, for example. My mother would not allow me to go see Titanic with all my girlfriends and since I couldn't drive at the time, I was powerless. I cried for days. The movie broke records at the Oscars. I viewed it years later on T.V. and could not believe the cheese-fest. I don't think I ever thanked my mom for saving me the $5. By the way, it cost the two of us $20 to go to the movie last night and that is with a student discount!

So I was not expecting Batman to be anything spectacular. Here are my thoughts on the matter:

* I don't care about allegations of assault against his sister and mother. ;) Christian Bale is a hottie.
* Maggie Gyllenhal was a much more convincing Rachel than airy-voiced (and probably -headed) Katie Holmes.
* I love how Bruce Wayne purposely appears to be this total rich loser in public, but is really brave and incorruptible when he is in private or dressed in a bat suit.
* I know what you are thinking - that I'm totally crushing on Batman - and you are right.
* Believe everything you heard about Heath Ledger as the Joker. I had to cover my eyes every time he got close to someone's face. He was creepy and hilarious at the same time. Amazing.
* I loved, loved, loved Aaron Eckhardt as Harvey and I can't wait to see him in the next Batman.
* I love Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.
* I'll admit, I rolled my eyes during a couple of particularly lame parts.
* I thought the movie couldn't go on after an unexpected, heart-breaking moment. But it did, and kept me entertained the entire time.
* If you couldn't tell already, I really enjoyed this movie.

* Sorry Ethan, that your blog has turned into movie and television show reviews. Do you think it's time for a blog name change?