Can’t Sleep

I have to wait two more weeks to learn my fate.

I put a video entry in to a contest for a season pass at all the Utah resorts. It was hard to do, and harder to watch. As I mentioned Friday, it was nuts to see myself ‘acting’. I tried to be cute, funny, charming, and all I came out with was nerdy. It was nerve-racking!

It’s also hard to wonder what the people in charge think. Or think about what I could have done better, or differently. But we had a great time, knnocked it out, and I have to say MH made me look good! At least that whole deal was good.

My First Time

Reality check. Tell you more Monday.

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Five Embarrassing Thoughts After Seeing Yourself ‘Acting’:

  1. You can’t act. It’s just you being you.
  2. How do they do it?
  3. You are a goober.
  4. Where on earth did those facial movements come from? 
  5. Do I really sound like that?!??!

Cool Mountain Air

In my house it is now on rotate! Finally, we got the ceilling fan put up in the master bedroom. I took this picture before I painted because I was so excited to share!

How freaking cool is this? It has retractable blades. This equals no dusting, no fan when you don’t need a fan! The light is gorgeous and the fan throws the air really well.

Ta Da!

HGTV Knows Nothing

About the reality of housework.

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Five Things They Don’t Tell You To Pay Attention To When Working Outside, That They Should, But Instead They Make It Look Like Light Easy Breezy Work:

  1. Ants crawling in your paint.
  2. Bugs crawling on you if you sit still too long.
  3. Freak storms messing with your work.
  4. Forgetting you’re outside in the sun getting cooked.
  5. What to do if a Momma deer and her two babies walk through your back yard, and you think how lovely it is, and then suddenly they are going to the bathroom in your back yard, and your back yard stinks. Because that can happen.

Books Into Movies

We just started watching all the Harry Potter movies, since I finished reading all the books. Not sure if it’s because they are old of because I am, but they are pretty cheesy. Overall though, I enjoy things that match up to how I imagined them, and seeing MK watch them without having read the books.

The other books I’ve just finished reading and been a little obsessed with are The Millennium Trilogy, the novels by Stieg Larsson. We just watched the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie. I loved it. They’ve recently cast an American version of the film and I don’t really know anyone besides Robin Wright. I hope the movie can do the book justice!

What is you FAVORITE book they made into a movie situation?

LEAST FAVORITE?

Every one in the airport was reading Eat Pray Love so I figured it had to be worth checking out. I read it and thought it was really dumb. The kind of mid life old lady eat to figure out what’s wrong sob story. I also knew about 100 people I thought could have done a better job given the same opportunity.

I went and saw the movie anyway. And I don’t even know how I feel deep down inside about Julia Roberts. I’m not one of those girls that watched Pretty Woman when she’s PMS’ing or anything. The movie was awful. Proves there wasn’t much to work with in my opinion. It hurt my brain. DId anyone like it? Why?

More Like D. I. WHY

Amirite?

It was fun when we bought the place to tinker around and think about what we’d like to do to it.

Now that we’re in day 3 of not a lot of walls or windows that we’re really sleeping under, all I can think about is winning the lottery and paying someone else to do it.

Tell me it’s rewarding, tell me these blisters earn character, but the truth is, I want my husband back, and I’d really love to see the foreman that replaced him get lost. Trying to keep the kitchen clean so I can still feed us while the ceiling and walls are ripped apart is tough. Trying to smile and cook for the guy that doesn’t allow breaks is worse…

Seriously though, we are good at this. And it’s pretty easy. Mostly the waiting down time parts are bad. You want it all to be done yesterday. I spackled all the walls in the living room and kitchen today. After another coat they’ll be ready to prime and paint!

Slowly but surely this place is becoming our dream house. Believe it or not all the hard work is worth it. Just this once though, this isn’t an all the time fun kind of thing.

Under A Century

Want your ski lingo for the day? I just learned a new one. There were parties all weekend celebrating the century mark. What’s that mean?

We are under 100 days until ski season.

That’s right folks – around here, sure it’s lovely. But it’s also getting towards fall, which gets towards winter…which gets towards ski season. And that’s what people around here want.

So, the term “Under A Century” is all about the fact that there are some people, sure they might be enjoying their bikes and sun and whatnot, but really, they are already thinking about snow in the middle of summer.

And you know what?

I’m one of them!

Sweet Caroline

This is a Neil Diamond cover band.

This is my girlfriend, named Caroline, that has had a love/hate relationship with said song for as long as she can remember.

It was fitting the band was playing Piper Down on her birthday, and that’s where we were. We had a great night with  CM and her husband BM, who also celebrated his birthday this year at Piper Down. It’s also the bar we’ve been playing pub trivia at on Wednesdays…