Monday, March 31, 2008

Hop On Pop

Ok...So as I was watching one of the MANY marathons of America's Next Top Model today (cycle 7 to be exact) I saw a commercial for a new show entitled Rock the Cradle. The idea behind the show is to find the next rock superstar. Now, I know what you're thinking, "What!!!?? Another singing competition? Another reality show?" Yes! It IS yet another music based reality show BUUUUT these singers are none other than the children of classic rock stars that we have grown up with. Isn't that awesome??? Some of these "children's" superstar parents are: Al. B Sure, MC Hammer, Kenny Loggins, Dee Snider, and Olivia Newton-John. Please go check out the Rock the Cradle website and look at the Cast Bios....

P.S. I'm totally in love with the name Crosby. I call it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, don't even think about taking it. The End.

Loves ya, Smash!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Fierce Lil' Vacay

It's my turn to put up my toes from the mini-Girl's Night Out that Eliza, Kjersten, Susan and I had last Thursday. Here they are! My "Apple" Glitter Toes.


I just couldn't be happier. I know my picture is sucky but I'm just hiding my leprosy feet. :) Oh and I'm totally obsessed with pedicures except when I get ticklish oops lol. But it was tooootally worth it. Of course getting green toes was perfectly fitting for my weekend. VEGAS BABY!!! Yes! I went home to Vegas last Friday. It was pretty much my "mini-Spring Break." That trip home was not only short but very much needed. I usually have rehearsals on Saturday mornings but this weekend I had NONE! So, I made a few phone calls of approval and made my way down there after my classes. 5 hours later I made it home safely. It's totally tradition to go out to eat once getting into Vegas. Can you guess where mom, dad, and I ate? If you guessed Macayos then you are totally wrong. Metro? WRONG!!! Chello! Red Robin, of course!!! I usually get me my all time favorite A-1 Peppercorn Burger but I ordered a NEW favorite: the BLTA Croissant. There is nothing like devouring crispy bacon, shredded iceburg lettuce, fresh ripe tomatoes, and perfectly firm avocado layered between a ginormous buttery qwasaun'. No mayo or cheese for me. Who needs all that mess? I'm pretty sure the best part of the order is that it STILL comes with Bottomless Steak Fries. I don't care what they say but those steak fries do NOOOT leave me bottomless no matter how many I eat. Now that's what I call false advertisement! (jk)

After dinner, mom and dad went to the theater (of course) while I went out in the middle of no where to watch The Guardian with my boy Kody and Kody's friends Derek and Kristen. That was quite adventurous but fun. I've never watched a movie in the desert overlooking the sparkling lights of the city. I'd do it again. :) Now I can say I've done it AND seen The Guardian. Both firsts for me. I'm sad that I got to Vegas later than I wanted because I didn't get to do much that night but at least I got to spend my weekend in Vegas.

Saturday already? Yup. The sunny morning started off with mom and me endulging in nothing more than March Madness while dad was off getting his hair did. COLLEGE BALL IS SO FUN TO ME!!! Anyway, I showered up while dad stopped by Target on his own to go and buy Easter candy. As many of us know he loves to wander :) He came home with a plethora of candy...and The Karate Kid, which came with a free headband just like Daniel's!!! I'm totally gonna sport it. Lunch time. Macayos--no. Metro--no. Mimi's Cafe--yes. I can't believe I still eat there even though I found a fatty rubberband in my tuna melt. EW I KNOW! After we ate mom asked if there was anything I needed since we were out. I mentioned how I'd like a new pair of jeans since the only pair I wear broke. I came out with not only new jeans but new shoes. Check out these cuties.
Aren't they fierce!!!?? Too bad that they make me 87 feet tall. But they were too cute to look over. Once I got home I got ready to go out that night with Kody. I went to his house and hung out with his fun family for a little bit then we took off to Planet Hollywood. Why you ask? Well, Kody got us tickets to go see Stomp Out Loud. Yes, it was my 3rd time seeing it ever but it is seriously one of my most favorite shows ever. We were sat in row Q in the second section of Orchestra but there was NO one in front of us. No bobbing heads. Nothing. Just the light and sound booth. I LOVE THAT SHOW!!! It never leaves me bored...ever! After the percussive fun times, Kody and I met up with Derek and Kristen to eat at the Cheesecake Factory at Caesar's. Yum! I love me some of their shoestring fries. :)

HAPPY EASTER! On Sunday I went to mom and dad's ward for sacrament. It was a very nice meeting. That ward is full of great people. I love it. Once the meeting was over I went home and packed up. Kody's mom invited me over to color eggs so I headed over there. Since his house is next to the 215 I thought I could just leave from there once I was done eastering it up. First thing we did was create my rocker girl on Rock Band. She's hot, not gonna lie. Then it was announced that the Easter Bunny came. Apparently, he knew I was there because he left me a bag full of candy (counting black jellybeans, my fave) and an extra lil surprise in a tree in their backyard. :) Cuteness. I seriously haven't done anything like that in years! Kody and I got back to finishing my rocker, Tink, and then it was time to dye eggs which I also haven't done in years. I made me some hot tie dyed ones with blue and pink while Kody made his traditional blended dye eggs. He mixes the dyes and the egg comes out all splotchy. Pretty cool if you ask me. In the middle of all this dad called me and told me that I forgot my Easter basket. I didn't know it was mine. I just kinda opened up some of the bags and took handfuls of candy. Oops. Once the eggs were done I had an hour left to jam with the boys on Rock Band. It's amazing how time flies when playing video games lol. 2:00 pm came too fast!!! I drove home to get my basket, fill up my gas tank, and drive all the way back to the 215 entrance. I HATE THE DRIVE BACK TO PROVO!!! I'm just gonna leave it at that!

Coming back to school is the worst! But I only have 3 more weeks. Then finals week. Then California!!! Woowoot! I'm counting down the days y'all. My paper chain is getting smaller and smaller making my smile bigger and bigger.

:D See!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hi My Name Isn't Slim Shady...

1. My rock star name (first pet and current car): Digger Accord
2. My gangsta name (favorite candy bar and favorite cookie): Twix Snickerdoodle
3.My "brotha" name (first initial of first name and first three letters of last name: A'Obl (???)
4.My detective name (favorite color and favorite animal): Red Lemur
5. My soap opera name (first name and city where you were born): Ashley Vegas
6. My Star Wars name (first three letters of your last name and first two letters of your first name then the word "of" then a medication you are on): Oblas of Pamprin
7. My superhero name (2nd favorite color and favorite drink with "The" in front): The Blue Coke
8. My Nascar name (first names of your grandfathers): Alex Raymond
9. My stripper name (name of your favorite perfume/cologne and your favorite candy): Wild Honeysuckle Skittles
10. My witness-protection name (mother's and father's middle names): Rae Riley Baker

That was fun!

Here is another one I found on a friend's blog...

1.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Mocha Fudge Snickerdoodle (K so how much does THAT one rock!!!??)
2. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Susannah Vegas
3. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Badger Berlin
4. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Autumn Daisy
5. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”): Strawberry Fleece Pantsy
6. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Zippo Cedar
7. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”): The Dancing Thunderstorm Tour

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

10+ Things I Like About You

Usually when girls get together they like to discuss men and/or their love lives, right? Yes this is true especially up here at BYU. The other day I talked on the phone with one of my best friends Breann Hewitt. We got to talking about her new boy that she really likes and I got to talking about someone that I was starting to like. Anyway, this got us talking about the things we like/look for when searching for a significant other. It was interesting to see what we both liked. Yes, I have had crappy relationships in the past...well just 2ish...but I have learned a lot from them. Here's my list.

*Look for red flags RIGHT AWAY! Don't ignore them.
*Don't think I can change the person myself.
*Don't be tooooo nice. I need to put him in his place if he disrespects me or if he manipulates me or makes me feel guilty. I shouldn't take crap from anyone!
*He should bring out the best in me...everyday.
*He should make me happy through words, thoughts, and actions.
*Get out if he is too physical and/or manipulative.
*Make sure he is not in a spiritual rut. Does he have a testimony? Does he love the Savior? Does he honor his priesthood responsibilities? Can he take me to the temple?
*Watch how he treats others.
*The only addiction he is allowed to have is laughter :D

Now those are just a few of the things that I LOOK OUT FOR. But I would also like to make a list of things that I LOOK FOR. I have neglected to do this before to determine getting into a relationship but I have now realized that was stupid. :) Here is what I long to have...

I want a guy that:

*#1 can make me laugh.
*Cares for me.
*Can bring a smile to my face.
*ABSOLUTELY can make me happy...EVERYDAY!!!
*Brings out the best in me.
*Is quirky like me...and my family!!! Sometimes this is a hard thing to find. I don't want someone that just laughs at us but joins us in our quirkiness.
*Has the same common quirks...such as eating the crust off of a sandwich first, then smashing it and eating the now thinned down meal. What are the odds of that happening? How cute would that be if it were so?
*Has common values.
*Can handle my sassiness.
*Is frugal.
*Can stand my OCD-ness.
*Likes a lil bit of the romantic schtuff in a relationship.
*Loves and wants children.
*A mission is a great bonus.
*Is responsible
*Is spiritual.
*Has a growing testimony and is not ashamed to share it with others.
*Loves to work and works hard. He must have a passion in what he does.
*Can support a family.
*Is NOT intimidated by me...especially right off the bat.
*Can start a conversation out of no where.
*Is smart. I love to sit and have intelligent conversations. So, if he can do this with me he gets the major pointage right there.
*Makes me feel special without even trying.
*Uses the words cute, beautiful, and lovely instead of hott and sexy. This tells me how he sees me not only as a woman but as a daughter of God.
*Leaves me speechless with his kind words and deeds.
*Is NOT high-maintenance or materialistic.
*Is NOT shallow
*Is NOT vain. This means that I don't need a Brad Pitt or a Justin Timberlake. He doesn't have to be tall, dark, and handsome. It would be nice but the insides are much more important to me than the outside. If I find him cute and attractive then I'm content.
*Is beautiful on the inside more than on the outside. But it is also a bonus if he looks dang good in a suit (I'm silly I know lol).
*Loves to hold me and kiss me sweetly on the tip of my nose and forehead (Yet again I say I'm silly. I just like those sweet lil things).
*Is a great listener!!!
*Can't stand to be away from me for too long.
*Strives for eternal life.
*Is loyal, respectful, honest, trustworthy, comforting, kind, obedient.
*Has a prodigious personality, dry wit, contagious smile, great communication skills.
*Wants the best for me.
*Is my best friend!!!!!!!!!!! I want him to be my best friend...forever.

S0, I hope this doesn't sound too picky but these are just some things that I love and that I have seen in dad, Curtis, Mike, and Taylor. I too want my husband to possess these traits. I want someone to make me happy and make me laugh every single day. I want happiness to not only come from his words and actions but also just from his smile alone. Yes, I know that my day will come. I'm not impatient. I'm not worrying but I am just longing to find that one person that makes me feel special everyday outside of my family members that I have known my whole life. And I too want to reciprocate the happiness and love. I too want to make him feel special. I too want someone to love me just as much as I love him. Yay. I can't wait.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Love You Dracula....

Finally a clean AND funny Digital Short. Oh I laughed my face off all by myself. So for those of you who missed it here you go!!!!! Enjoi!

Oh, and P.S. today just now Miles said "Ash".....and Liza is "Nom?"....how does that work?