Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mute Math Video

My husband's friends Nate and Brandon just finished and released a video for Mute Math's Spotlight (the one on the Twilight soundtrack). Its really good! Go see it here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Yeah, um... I haven't written lately. oops

So I am at Central at the moment at my internship. My supervisor is in a meeting and I got here late so I am dinking around on her computer drinkin' a cup o' joe.

So, I'm worried. I want to get a job as a school counselor next year but Springfield is on budget cuts and there aren't really any jobs open close to Springfield-- what is a girl to do? Hope and pray and try not to worry... I am actually doing an ok job with that.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have nothing to say

I am very blah today-- much like the rainy weather and the cold front that has been brought in-- I'm just boring. Usually on Saturdays I get my stuff in gear and clean the house and do really fun things with Jeff. Not so much today. Although I did have a great lunch at Tea Bar and some good Charley's place time with some friends from church...

anyway, I'm ready for school to be done. I like Evangel, then again I don't, and mostly I'm just tired of sitting in classes imagining how I would do the job I have been training to do for a year and a half now. I'm just ready to go ahead and start doing it now instead of just talking about it (or listening to others talk about it more likely). Job interviews should be coming up, but I'm not sure what the competition is or even how many possibilities there are. I'm keepin' it cool, trying to think good thoughts, and get through the rest of this month. I have almost all of May off and I cannot WAIT. Spring gardening, pool visiting, reading outside...

le sigh.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

NoiseTrade Widget

Hey-- I love Miss Katie Herzig. Known her for a long time. Check it out

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hugo has a blog!?!

OMG! My hubby just sent me this link today to inform me that Jorge Garcia (from LOST) has a blog that I did not know about. Just had to share! Its funny.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Picture Post-DC Trip

So, I was pretty quick to update photos on my facebook of the Washington DC trip, but not so good about putting them on here. I just wanted to choose a few of my favorites to post. :-)

As for how things are going this week: very well! The sun is shining and the weather is GOREGOUS! I just skipped out of my assistantship to (try to) run in my neighborhood. I am freakin' nutts about Spring! This weekend I will plant some cool weather veggies in the garden and mow the yard for the first time. YESSS!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Films you must see!

So, two films from the True False Film festival my husband and I attended last week that you MUST see are No Impact Man and Food Inc.

The first is about a guy and his family who go "No-Impact" on the environment for a whole year in New York City. It was great. I actually sat across the isle from the guy himself and got to watch his reactions to the film-- hillarious. He has a blog he keeps updated that you can go to by clicking on the flim above. I also added his blog to my blog roll.

The second, Food Inc., is about our food industry and how we get our food. A couple of facts: Did you know that 1 in 3 of all people born after the year 2000 will develop Type II Diabetes? Did you know that the average distance our food travels to get to us is about 1500 miles? The biggest thing I took away from the film is just how bad our meat industry is... I am trying (and have done so quite successfully, even while on vacation!) to only eat locally-grown and/or responsibly raised meat from now on. Its atrocious what we do to the animals we eat in this country, not to mention the workers in the factories of the meat companies.

So, now that I am all primed to go-green(er) I want to share info about a farm that does organic farming really close to Springfield-- Millsap Farms. I emailed them today to see when/if I can pick up some meat--they butcher chickens, turkeys, pigs, etc. :-) Also, I plan to frequent the Greater Springfield Farmer's Market once the season begins next month. Sigh.

Did I mention I went to DC last week? More on that later...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hello from DC!

Greetings from Washington! I don't want to take too much time to write, b/c I'll post pics later, but I am in DC with Jeff and some friends, Joe and Jannah Swink. We are having a lovely time. We have ran into our share of great politicians, seen some incredible sights, laughed our butts off, and have talked constantly in fake-British old women accents. Okay, so now I am watching Kathie Lee and Hoda's Today show segment, and I want to puke. SNL had it right when they did the parody of this show...


Monday, February 23, 2009

Because I care...

So, I love watching the Oscars. I haven't always loved it, but the last few years I've made it a mission to try and see most of the Oscar-buzz films before the big night so I can root for my faves.
Also I love the pretty dresses.
There are many many MANY websites you can go to today to check out who thought what of what outfits, so who cares what I think, but here are my pics for best dressed and worst anyway:

BEST: Anne Hathaway. She's flawless in my book. Fun, quirky, young, and put-together.
Worst: Jessica Biel. I mean, Sophia Loren and Nichole Kidman rank right up there, not to mention Goldie Hawn looking like an aged hooker... But Jessica could have pulled off something chic or cool or beautiful or SOMETHING other than looking like she wore a sheet.
My personal fave: Natalie Portman. She has gutts to be able to carry that color, but man she looked good.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Home Alone

So I've been all by my lonesome these past two nights. Jeff is out of town in Iowa, and my sister has been visiting old friends in Charlotte, NC with her bf. So I thought I would be super bored and lonely all weekend, but such is not the case. I've had a great time chillin' with friends and with my doggies...

Wanna hear about it?
Yesterday when my dog Sammie came in from being outside in the morning his forehead was covered in bird-poo. That was a nice wake up... so he promptly got a bath. Then, I ate at the wonderful Tea Bar and Bites with some friends, cleaned the house, worked out, did laundry, and went over to my friend's house- Kesha- to bake some delicious cupcakes Martha Stewart Style (click the link for the recipe). We delivered some to various friends last night, but I ended up with all the leftovers. I have about 15 at my house right now and I'm lucky I've only gobbled down two.

Today I woke up late and took my doggies on a four-mile walk down the Ozarks Greenways Trail. It was cold out, but very nice and sunny. Now I am drinking a chai latte and procrastinating writing an essay for a midterm due Tuesday.

Anyway, its been a good weekend. Next weekend though-- oh man-- its VACATION TIME! I cannot wait people! True false Film Fest and then off to Washington DC to see some great historical stuff AND visit the Swinks. I may not be able to make it through the week!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oh yeah, and this is cool too

You should check out the Dark Was the Night Red Hot compliation CD. It was produced by the guys from The National (a way cool band) and is for a great cause. It came out today and I cannot wait to go and purchase it!

Artists: Andrew Bird, Antony, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Blonde Redhead, Bon Iver, The Books, Buck 65, David Byrne, Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, The Decemberists, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Devastations, Dirty Projectors, Kevin Drew, Feist, Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, Jose Gonzalez, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Murdoch, My Brightest Diamond, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst, Riceboy Sleeps, Serengeti, Dave Sitek, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch, Yeasayer, Yo La Tengo


Ok, so I HAVE to stop reading LOST fansites. I have always secretly snickered at people who are obsessed with fantasy films or games or whatever-- like Star Wars or Star Trek or play zombie games (hint hint: Mike Dockery)-- but I cannot stop reading LOST articles online. I am turning into THAT girl.

Oh, and if you're one of me, you may like this post by a girl who is more obsessed than I am.

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