Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shiny, beautiful. . .


Thank you to my dearest friend Rachel for sending me this picture to inspire me to keep growing my hair! 

At this rate, I can have this length of hair in. . . a year! 

Oh. . a year. . 

Why why why?



Riddle me this: why must I procrastinate? 

I have been home since a little after 5. 

I got my text books out. That's a step. It's the only step that's been taken. 

I have been clicking on the 5 websites that I visit over and over again, and nothing is happening. 

I even find my Anthro book interesting. 

But no, I have to put it off! Why? I don't even know. 

The more I get done now the less I have to do later. 

I'm ridiculous. 

Speaking of ridiculous, Jessica Simpson thanks her fans for all their support during this hard time. 

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog. . .

UPDATE: Carman Electra has also chimed in and said that "many women would die to look like Jessica" 

Interesting. 

I wonder who is going to state their opinion next! 

"The suspense is killing me, I hope it will last"

Born to gaze into night skies


I love The Shins. My favorite song it Sea Legs, but they didn't do a music video for that one.

So we will settle for Australia.

Verse(s) of January 30th

My soul, wait in silence for God only,
         For my hope is from Him. 
    He only is my rock and my salvation,
         My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. 
    On God my salvation and my glory rest;
         The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. 
    Trust in Him at all times, O people;
         Pour out your heart before Him;
         God is a refuge for us. Psalms 62:5-8

This is exactly what I have been striving for lately. 

Friday, January 30, 2009

Santa Fe


Just for good measure.

I'd be lying if I said that I didn't know most of this dance routine.


I believe we have a birthday




I can't believe that I almost forgot. 

It's Christian Bale's birthday! 

We all know how much I love him. 

So thank you Christian for never failing to be beautiful, giving us wonderful movies, and for always having the most awkward Batman voice. 

I now will take the vow of only listening to the Newsies soundtrack for the rest of the evening.


I hope you don't mind



Dear future husband: as of. . . yesterday. . . I have decided that I want to get married in the forest. 

So deal with it. 

Why. Do. We. Care.


So there are somethings in the world that are stupid. 

Most of these things I overlook. 

But one of them right now is just annoying me. 

Apparently there is a huge to do about Jessica Simpson because there is a picture of her not looking like her ridiculously skinny self. 

First annoying thing: that this is even a news story. 

Second annoying thing: That she has to answer to everyone for weight gain. She's healthy, and it's her business. 

The third and most annoying thing: Everyone has to comment and defend her, so far in the headlines are, her sister, Kim Kardashian (don't get me started on how stupid it is that she is famous), Heidi Klum, and Nick Lachey.

Please, please stop. 

Oh, and the fourth annoying thing: Next time we see JS she is going to be skinnier than ever as a result of the pressure. 

I need. . .I need to move somewhere where people don't care about these things. 

For I'm a jolly good blogger



Guess what? 

I've had 100 entries in one month. 

Apparently this is the most interesting month of my life (or not). 

Thank you to everyone who has actually read all of those posts. *crickets*

Okay, never mind. 

Soo...uhh....


Speaking of Valium. . . 

When I was in the waiting room at the oral surgeon Maddy thought it would be great to have me draw a picture while I was heavily medicated. 

This is what came out. 

Awkward. 

I found that in one of my memory boxes that I have in my closet. I have every movie stub/letter/everything since Jr. High. 

I'm so keeping all of it too. 

Thank you Dr. McDonald





So last time I checked, I'm being eco friendly. 

For some reason I kept my Valium prescription bottle. I don't know why, maybe to remember those fond times. 

It was from my teeth fiasco. 

Anyway, I am cleaning my room and I needed something to store my bobbypins in. 

Ta-da! 

They fit perfectly. 

If anyone would like to steal my idea, you may. 

you and I travel to the beet of a different drum


I'm eating fresh beets for lunch today. 

They are amazing. 

Please note the very cool bowl that I made last semester. 


I'm going to be super productive today, and I can't wait. 

First I'm going to clean my room. 

I don't mean just pick up, I mean CLEAN. 

You know, stuff will be going in the garbage. 

I love throwing things away. Even though I'm a pack rat. Apparently I have conflicting emotions about these things. 

Then I will be doing tons-o-homework. 

If I get done early maybe I will do something fun. 

. . . I'll think of something. . . 

Paul is ahhhdorable



This is my dream. Although, it's never going to come true because half of them are dead. 

It's the anniversary of The Beatles last concert. 

I love them. 

This bird has flown.


Have I ever discussed my absolute jealousy of Angel's wings from X Men? 

Well, I'm very jealous. 

I would very much like to be able to fly. 

Speaking of that, I'm getting antsy with my life. Which basically means that I need to get into an airplane or hop in a car soon. 

The only problem with this is that horrifying thing called responsibility. 

Although, I have pretty much made up my mind that after I graduate college I'm going to take a year (or more?) and just travel everywhere

I don't know who I'm going to go with. I'd be happy by myself. So we'll see. 

Anyone want to come with me? 

Well, you've got 2 years to think it over, take your time. 

chapter of 1/29/09

Wow, so Maria and I are reading Psalms till the end of the month (we do this in between books of the Bible) and I know it's a lot to post the whole chapter, but it was just so good that I thought it was a must. 

So here we have it, the whole two verses that make up Psalms 117 

Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. -Psalms 117


Thursday, January 29, 2009

I knew this day would come


I was having a Peter Frampton hair day today. 

This means one of three things: 

1. I didn't use enough hair product this morning

2. It's time to get a hair cut

3. The hair elves that curl my hair in the middle of the night have it in for me

Dang hair elves. 


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Heck yes. . .


Uh, yeah, so I don't know if I've mentioned this. But, the leading man in Amar a Morir. . . he played young Zorro. 

That's right. In Mask of Zorro. 

The kid that is now an adult that was in Mask of Zorro had his arm around me. 

No big deal. 

Whatever. 


Happens to me everyday. 

P.S. Mask of Zorro was a big deal in my family when I was little, and I totally had a crush on young Zorro. 

Knowing that, does it make it weird that I met him? Yes.

Issue. . .



Okay. . . so. . . 

I'm a big fan of fiber, you know, it's really good for you. 

For lunch at school today I ate a Fiberful thing from Trader Joe's (it's like a dried fruit bar) that had 25% of my daily fiber. Then I had a Kashi energy bar that also had 25% of my daily fiber. 

So far so great. 

My family was having chicken for dinner so I had to make something else for myself, you know, with my vegetarian disease and everything. So I had part of what they were having, brown rice (fiber), clemenquate, walnut, and celery salad (fiber), and then instead of chicken I had lentils. 

Let me tell you about lentils. 

So I got some pre-cooked ones from Trader Joe's, and there were two servings per package. 

Each serving has 17 grams of fiber, which is 69% of your daily needed fiber. 

I probably had a little more than one serving. 

And I think that is all I need to say. 

Why am I so mean today. . . ?


Oh. Please. Help. 

I am studying in the library and there is this guy sitting across from me eating Corn Nuts. 

With his mouth open. 

Also, he is pouring them into his mouth. 

Oh my goodness, now he is picking his back molars to get the corn nuts out.

He is also wearing a jacket that is made out of windbreaker material. . wait. . I take that back, and VEST made out of windbreaker material. So every time he moves I want to punch him.

This man could very likely be my least favorite person on the planet. 

My OCD can't stand this much longer. 

Let's give him a hand. . .



On the topic of school, I'm usually a nice person. . . and I try not to make fun of people. 

But, I can't help myself. 

In speech class today we were introducing another class mate, and this guy gets up to introduce this girl. First of all, he was a total jerk. He was talking about her as if everything she likes and does is totally stupid. 

Anyway, he had woman hands. 

I'm not talking like my woman hands. 

I mean like Barbie woman hands. 

It was very disturbing. 

I also threw up a little in my mouth because he had long nails. 

I kind of imagine this is what Rasputin's hands would have looked like.

Also, three people in my class want to act for a living. Remind me to do something that is an easy field to get into. Like art. . . oh wait. 

Crap. 

Sweet. . . sweet irony


So we have established the fact that people at my school are somewhat stupid. 

Now, I don't think we have established the fact that I'm a pretty chatty person. I like talking. Anyway, when I'm at school, I don't talk. I could go the entire day without talking. 

Which I love. It's my time to just sit with my thoughts and try to avoid creepy boys. Think of frogger. That is like me walking through the quad. 

Today I got out of my Administration of Justice class (which serves no purpose in my life) and I overheard these two girls talking. One of the girls was complaining about something (her boyfriend maybe?) and says, "Oh my gosh, I just looked at him and said, "You are so stupid. You are one of the most dumbest people I've ever met"". 

I'm usually not a stickler on grammar. . . but. . . 

Join me next time for another episode of Irony in Action.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

But I never think before I say. . .

 Amos Lee makes me happy. 

Mike to the Landon

I promise there are only three picture blogs. I can't let myself get carried away. 


So Maria and I have already discussed that if she dies tragically, I'm getting this tattooed on me. 

For all non-home schoolers out there, that is Michael Landon. 

In all his shirtless glory. He obviously broke a rib. . .again. 

Oh Little House on the Prairie, we are wise to your gimmicks. 

FYI, this is a joke. Michael Landon with his shirt off = creepy. No one wants to see that.

I kinda fancy my lion mane.


So I was having a little walk down memory lane in my iphoto this evening. 

Well, very late evening. 

Should be asleep evening. 

Anyway, I forgot how short my hair was. 

I'm a little bit proud of myself for growing my hair out so long since I have such an issue with that. 

Oh, and I miss Dominica. 

No, really, look at that. It's like boy length. 

Maddy is going to kill me.


Once upon a time my little sister got stuck in a hamper. 

This is the only remaining evidence. 

That, and the huge dent in my parents hamper. 

My ipod can read my mind.


I was driving home today from Britt's house (I was doing the normal Tuesday babysitting), and I was listening to random songs. A little Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, TV Caprio, all that good stuff. 

I had an urge to listen to The Beatles, particularly Let It Be. 

I didn't want to find it though because I was driving, and it's kinda tricky since I have every Beatles song ever recorded (I'm like a huge fan or something). 

So I just clicked "play all songs" and then shuffled them. 

What song should come on, but Let It Be. 

I was very happy. 

Alice Provensen


I am in love with this illustrator, and this picture. 

For a good 15 minutes I've been staring at it and imagining that I'm the little girl. 

I need a hat like that. 

Fashionably late.


Sooooo. . . sometimes I'm on time for school, and sometimes I'm late. 

Other times I think my class is at 11:30 when it's actually at 11. 

You can be the judge as to whether this happened to me today or not.




Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Sunday. . .



Okay, so I know that I posted Steven Curits Chapman last Sunday, but I was listening to him again on my way to church this morning and it was so good.

I love Magnificent Obsession, because I'm an obsessive person (I know, you couldn't tell, haha) and it reminds me that God needs to be my obsession. I don't know why that is so hard. He is the only thing that makes me endlessly happy. You'd think I'd learn.

I love Children of God, because, well. . just look at the title. Children of God. Child of God. I'm a child of God. . no, really, how cool is that?
"How can we keep from singing?"
Also, SCC's son sings a couple verses on this song, which is adorable.

Okay, Miracle of the Moment is maybe one of my favorite SCC songs ever. I love the line, "So breathe it in, and breathe it out, listen to your heart beat. There's a wonder in the here and now, it's right there in front of you". So many times I get caught up in. . everything, that it's a very nice reminder.
Breathe.

I'm in love with film festivals

So I have a super long detailed recap of my bizarre/amazing weekend. . but I don't know where to post it. Because it's way to long to be one blog post. 

Maybe I can attach a file? 

I'll figure it out tomorrow. 


The Santa Barbara International Film festival

This movie was amazing. Tragic, but amazing. 

This is José María de Tavira. The lead role in Amar a Morir

I have no neck. Michael is trying to have no neck, and it just isn't working out for him. 

The bathroom behind us was amazing. It was a majestic hall with a toilet at the end.


Jason Castro thinks he looks like a grandpa, I say no. 


Friday, January 23, 2009

Christmas. . . in January?


I bet you didn't expect me to post about Christmas for awhile. 

Oh silly people, OF COURSE I would post about Christmas. 

So tonight my family was invited to the wonderful Winniford home for dinner. 

Little did I know that they had planned an amazing Christmas breakfast meal, and decorated their home. 

It was magical. I was just missing Christmas! Now I've gotten my fix, and that should hold me over for a bit. 

Thank you Jani and Co. =)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Verse(s) of January 21st

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten,  but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. -1 Peter 2:21-25

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Song of January 21st



I was just watching Scrubs.

I'm so not a fan of the song at the end of shows that makes you feel all emotional as the characters realize something profound/and or kiss.

But I liked the one at the end of tonight's episode.

So I bought it.

It goes along perfectly with the rainy weather.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Verse of January 20th

We are in 1 Peter again. 

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the
 grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13

Mr. President.


Hey guys, we got a new president today. 


Thriller


Story Time

Once upon a time, Mel and I were watching Youtube. 
Mel really really wanted to watch Thriller. I didn't actually know she had never seen it. 

So we watched it. As the scene above played, I glanced at her, and her eyes were huge. I asked her if she wanted me to turn it off, and she screamed "NO! Don't. Turn. It. Off."

So we watched the whole thing, and she nervously laughed through the whole thing. After she kept saying how it was funny and not scary. 

Liv came in after school and we watched a little Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. 

Mel was obsessed with having Liv watch Thriller. And I think Liv was feeling a little bit silly that her younger sister watched it, and she didn't. So we watched it again. 

As the above scene came on again, Mel started screaming, "NO! It is scary, Thriller is scary. It is sooooo scary. I don't want to watch it." So she plugged her ears and I moved the mouse over to close it and she says, "NO! Don't turn it off. I want to watch it. I just don't want to hear it. Em, Don't. Turn. It. Off."

So I didn't. 

And right about now I think Britt and Nate are paying for my lack of babysitting discretion. 

Sorry guys. 


verse of January 19th

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. -Jude 1:20-21

Monday, January 19, 2009

Zzzzzzzzz.

So, I had been doing really well with the whole going to bed early thing. 

Like, really really well. 

Tonight. . . not so good. 

Lame. 

Interesting things happen. 

Then I get no sleep.

verse and song of January 18th

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. -3 John 4



I was listening to this song on the way to church this morning, and I love it.

It is a great reminder that the only things that will last in this life are the things that are done for Christ!

Oh Steven Curtis Chapman, I will listen to your music forever.

Lyrics
He's got a Bible and a megaphone standing on the corner
And everybody's saying he's crazy
Well does he really think anybody wants to hear what he has to say
He's not screaming at anybody in fact he says
It's a love story that he's trying to tell them

And he knows he may look a little strange
But he just smiles and says that's okay
'Cause you know sometimes love makes you
Act that way

And it's crazy when love gets a hold of you
And it's crazy things that love will make you do
And it's crazy but it's true
You really don't know love at all
'Til it's making you do
Something crazy

I know a lady in Uganda, forty kids call her mama
And everybody thought it way crazy
She used to drive a beamer, but I've never seen her
Any happier than she is now
I've met them all around the world, they're the boys and girls
Filled up with the love of the Father

And they know it may seem a little strange
But they just smile and say that's alright
'Cause love puts everything in a different light

And it's crazy when love gets a hold of you
And it's crazy things that love will make you do
And it's crazy but it's true
You really don't know love at all
'Til it's making you do
Something crazy

Something crazy
Crazy
Crazy when love gets a hold of you
Crazy, crazy
Crazy thing that love will make you do

Well, some might say it's a crazy thing
To believe in a man who would say he came
From heaven down to earth because of love

But I just smile and say that's okay
'Cause you know sometimes love makes you act that way

And it's crazy when love gets a hold of you
And it's crazy things that love will make you do
And it's crazy but it's true
You really don't know love at all
'Til it's making you do


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Quote(s) of the day 1/18/09

That's right.

You heard me.

QuoteSSSS.

Meaning, more than one.

Quote #1 of the day

Robert (one of my managers): "Dude (directed at Logan), I was surprised, Jordin Sparks gave me goose bumps before the football game the other day when she was singing."
Me: "Oh my goodness, I saw her in concert on the American Idol tour the season she won."
Robert: *dead straight face* "Emily, you are one of the most poised and mature people I know. . . yet, you are so. . .so young." *hangs head down* "American Idol concert? Really?" (Apparently he doesn't know the half of it. . )


Quote of the day #2 (this is the same guy that made the scarf festival comment)

Jarrod: "So you are a Christian?"
Me: "Yep! You're Jewish, right?" 
Jarrod: "I am"
Me:" . . People always think I'm Jewish."
Jarrod: "You look very Jewish. In fact, I totally liked you when I first met you, but then I found out you weren't Jewish. Can't tamper with the blood line like that."


Quote of the day # 3

Jarrod: "I just told Emily a Catholic joke."
Robert: "Dude, you can't. . . you can't do that. . she is not on your level, man." 
Jarrod: "She didn't get it."
Robert: "Of course not dude, she is like G rated. It goes, Jesus, Mickey Mouse, and then Emily. You can't mess with that."

Ahahahah, it was a hilarious night at work.

D to the Bowie


So this morning on the way to church I listened to David Bowie for a little bit.

I just put The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars on my itunes last night. 

I'm a fan. I'm not gonna lie. 

I only listened for a little bit though because I usually only listen to Jesus music on the way to church. 

So then I put on Steven Curtis Chapman who I love. 

I was super late for church today. Like. . . unacceptably late. 


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yesss


I'm about to watch two Poirot episodes back to back. 

And I'm eating pie. 

This could be one of the best combinations known to man. 

I love KVIE, my local PBS station! 

Friday, January 16, 2009

We probably shouldn't do these anymore



So you all demanded a video blog from us. Well, 
some of you demanded 
a video blog from us.

Yes, Maria left, and no, I don't want to talk about it.