Sunday, November 30, 2008

Molly Montana

My sophomore year at BYU was horrible. One of the reasons was, I shared a room with a delightful person who just could not say no. When asked if the neighbor from downstairs could use her computer, Heidi, my roommate, begrudgingly said, "ok." That's fine. But all of a sudden, this down stairs neighbor was up every day, for three hours, no exaggeration, typing away at an LDS singles website where she had found love. Great for her, lousy for Heidi and me. (This lasted for only two weeks, the girl finally got her computer back from being repaired.)

The majority of my knowledge of Montana comes from either the book or film version of A River Runs Through It. And I should say, I liked the book, and loved the movie. (Norman Maclean, no offense, but I need Bob Redford & Brad Pitt to use the word "love") I've driven through Montana a few times, but have never spent any real length of time there. It is a beautiful place, but kind of like "How I Met your Mother" or Michael Kors, I can appreciate how other people like it, but it is just not for me.

There is a family that goes to my father's church that I used to know. The mother has been switched out for a new one, one I may have been introduced to once, but I don't think so. I was recently informed that she (being this new mother, who I don't know) thinks I need to be set up. With a dentist. Who lives in Missoula, Montana. I'm sure this dentist is a nice fellow, and could hook me up with replacement Sonicare heads for life, but, thanks, but no thanks. (And by that first "thanks" I mean, please never suggest such a ridiculous idea to me again.)

Why do I bring up these seemingly unrelated anecdotes? I'll tell you. If I were the type of girl who actually trusted the opinion of a stranger on matters of potential relationships, I would probably end up like my neighbor from down stairs. Typing away at the computer for hours on end, then meeting the person in real life, discovering he's an inch shorter than me, but marrying him anyway, and then ending up working at Honey Baked Ham. (And yes, this is what happened to this girl.) (And no, she did not give me extra punches on my honey baked ham sandwich card. Bitch!)

Target Demographic: part two

The other day I was able to hang out with my delightful friend Rachel. She is one of the coolest people I know, and she always tells me about things I would like, be it books, bands, tv shows, whatever. This time, she brought up Sarah Haskins' Target Women. I think her exact phrase was, "You will love her!" Well, Rachel with her impeccable taste was right, oh my goodness. Go, and revel in the irrationalities.

As cliche as it is, I will always love Colin Firth.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Because Thanksgiving time equals Trivial Pursuit!

Last night one of the Trivial Pursuit questions had to do with What's that? You've never heard of Oh friends, I don't want to say you've been living in a world without islands in streams and gamblers, but come on. For an entertaining three minutes, for that is about how long the exploration should last, go to There they have tips on "How to Look like Kenny," "Kenny Spotting Tips," and a Cornbread recipe. I find the current "Kenny of the Month" picture to be MOST AWKWARD, but I think that is, as I have mentioned before, because I need a large segment of humanity to remain asexual in my mind.

If you're craving a different sort of online entertainment, head here and meander around. I especially love the "Things We Love."

Have fun wasting time!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Target demographic

This is the only version I could find, but I had to share the Will Arnett genius! I hope this brings you as many smiles as it brought me this morning. Unfortunately, they cut out the use of "The Final Countdown"...which was amazing.

Sesame Street will probably post the whole thing on youtube soon, when they do, I'll let you know.

Monday, November 24, 2008

God bless Chinese Democracy!

Thanks to Guns n' Roses, we all get a free dr. pepper. I thought it was only going on yesterday, (which is of course when I registered, because I am a pepper!) but, according to my friend Brittney, because of consumer demand it is going on today too, so go register to get a free dr. pepper, and think of Guns n' Roses finally delivering an album 14 years in the making, and think about what a beautiful day it is!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tell me where it is before I lose patience with you, Francis.

So, this morning I watched 24 minutes of "Teen Wolf Too". This is not a good movie by anyone's standards, but I thought that since I reference it all of the time, and since it's on, I might as well give it a try. Jason Bateman is a favorite, but I have to say, the only thing that is believable about this movie is the casting of Jason as Michael J. Fox's cousin. (Especially since Jason Bateman's sister Justine played MJF's sister on Family Ties.) Anyway, there was a guy I recognized in the movie. And it was really bothering that I couldn't place him. I thought, he has a sort of "Stillwell Angel" quality, but that's not it. (I was wrong, he played the adult Stillwell in A League of Their Own). After IMDBing him, I immediately knew where I recognized him from. And I couldn't wait to see if someone had posted it on youtube.

His name is Mark Holton. Now you know, if he ever happens to come up in a trivia situation.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mind The Gap.

Gap ads have always been extremely enjoyable for me. Remember The whole Khaki campaign from the late 90s? (remember Khakis Swing, and how they capitalized on the Matrix' popularity by using the Bullet time effect? Genius!) The "everybody in ________" with Rashida Jones and a posse of other young good looking kids singing cover songs (the best one is Everybody in Vests, ok, maybe Everybody in Leather)? Also from the late 90s, remember the Aerosmith, Lena Horne, or Junior Brown ads? Pretty memorable. Oh, and the Sarah Jessica Parker/Lenny Kravitz ad? That made me want to shop at Gap!

I didn't love the Madge & Missy Elliot, or the Orlando Bloom/Kate Beckinsale commercials. I also didn't love seeing Lucy Liu and John Mayer EVERY where in NYC last year, that was obnoxious times five. But the Spike Jonze ad more than made up for those. Not to mention my favorite, the Audrey Hepburn- Back in Black ad. That was a synergistic meeting that was just waiting to happen.

This holiday season, I am absolutely enchanted by both the print ads and the amazing commercials the Gap crew put together. Not only are Jason and Francesca Bateman so so cute,

but they got Don Draper, aka Jon Hamm, to be non-Don Draper-esque. He's not hiding secrets and disappearing for weeks at a time, he is selling a sweater, and gleeful about it!

Oh, and I should probably tell you to click here and watch Selma Blair flirt with Dwight. Just when I was having a hard time getting in to the season, Flo Rida and Gap are here with fun Christmas carols and striped sweaters I'll never buy, and all of a sudden, I'm filled with anticipation and gift ideas.

And thanks to Patrick Robinson, the clothes have become steadily cuter. It's not my favorite store, but good job, team!

Monday, November 10, 2008

the second funniest thing involving Spiderman I've ever heard.

today I found my friend Hudson, aged 4, without any clothes on, trying to climb up the wall. when I asked him what he was doing, he said, "I'm Spiderman."

*the funniest thing involving Spiderman is not appropriate to post in this sort of forum, but if you want to know I'll tell you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Democracy is fun again!

Tavis Smiley (who is pretty fantastic) said something on NBC tonight that I loved. Something like, "[electing Barack Obama] sends a clear message to America and to the world, that we are a better nation than how we've been behaving." I could not agree more. In fact, it makes me want to sing "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. Scratch that, nothing could make me sing that song, or even listen to it. I'll just stick with the Jackie Wilson song that played before Barack came out in Chicago, "Your Love keeps Lifting me Higher."

Suffice it to say, I am thrilled.