Monday, February 28, 2011


Please look at the caption for this picture.  He actually said that.  Also, if you haven't seen this piece of crazy in it's entirety... please do.  It's TOTALLY worth the 12 minutes.

March 1st *picture* post

Day 01 – A picture of yourself with fifteen facts about you

1.  I like this picture because I'm trying to be a bad ass... but I'm pointing to the elf shoes I made.

2. I was born on Wednesday, September 2, 1981.  It was the day before my brother's 6th birthday and my mom wanted to be there for his birthday party so she went to the doctor and said, "This baby is 3 weeks late.  Get it out of me."  (I'm paraphrasing, but not exaggerating)

3. Cheese is my favorite thing in the world to eat and that's why I rarely buy it. I will never eat bleu, gorgonzola or swiss cheese.

4. If I hadn't become a teacher, I would have tried to become an architectural designer.  I love creating floor plans. I used to draw them what I was little and I had the MOST organized lego dollhouse.

5. Sometimes the only thing I want is Large fountain diet coke.

6. Every day when I come home from school, I unwind by reading all the new blog posts on my google reader.

7. I live in Arlington, VA, but I don't think northern VA is my Forever Place.  I think I'm more small town.

8. There are a small number of people in this world that I trust 100%.

9. I'm a sucker for awards shows because I like to see people get surprised and emotional when they win.

10. My favorite summers were spent in Maine.  Hopefully, my favorite summers will still be spent in Maine.

11. I get excited every time I see Justin Timberlake.

12. I went to a babysitter's house every day from when I was 6 weeks old until middle school, when I started walking home by myself.

13. I knew I wanted to have kids the day that my dog fell asleep standing up right in front of me and it was so cute that it hurt my heart.

14. I like that I don't know where my career will take me... principal?  librarian?  Organizer?

15. I still believe in love.  And it amazes me that I still do after so many trials and tribulations.

Thanks for checking in!  Stay tuned for tomorrow's fun!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

March Sharing

My friend Carmela had a cool idea...  in March, on top of every other crazy thing I have going on, I decided to do her idea on my blog, too.

A journey in pictures... here's what you have coming...

Day 01 – A picture of yourself (me) with fifteen facts about you
Day 02 – A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 – A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 – A picture of your favorite night

Day 05- A picture of your most treasured item 
Day 06 – A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 – A picture of your favorite memory
Day 08 – A picture that makes you laugh

Day 09 – A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Day 10 – A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with
Day 11 – A picture of something you hate
Day 12 – A picture of something you love
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 – A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 – A picture of something you want to do before you die

Day 16 – A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 – A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 – A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 – A picture and a letter
Day 20 – A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel
Day 21 – A picture of something you wish you could forget

Day 22 – A picture of something you wish you were better at

Day 23 – A picture of your favorite book

Day 24 – A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 – A picture of your favorite day
Day 26 – A picture of something that means a lot to you

Day 27 – A picture of yourself and a family member

Day 28 – A picture of something you’re afraid of
Day 29 – A picture that can always make you smile

Day 30 – A picture of someone you miss
Day 31- A picture you love for reasons you don't have to share

Saturday, February 26, 2011


If you haven't already met him, this is Fred Armisen.  (in the dashing vest)   He's a regular on Saturday Night Live, he just came out with his own tv show and he's done some bit parts in movies.

Kat and Garth has been my favorite sketch for several months.  Watch a few...

On Friday night, I went to the Black Cat in DC to see "A Night with Fred Armisen."  He performed some music, some of his SNL characters and just basically had fun.  His show was a little short (about an hour and 15 minutes) so right before he left to go offstage before his encore, some jerk in the back shouted "TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS!"

When he came back onstage for his encore, he wanted to do a little Garth and Kat, but he said he needed some volunteers.   I didn't want to volunteer myself and stage fright took hold, but my wonderful roommate Lindsay (who knows this is my DREAM) started screaming, "HERE!! RIGHT HERE!! THIS GIRL!! SHE WANTS TO DO IT!!!"  He looked at me as if to say, "Do you really want to or is your friend just volunteering you?"  And I said, "Yes, I'd like to."  So I climbed up on stage....

I love him.

Here's a shorter part of it that Lou made with my camera... I could watch it for hours!!  :)

Hope you enjoy... It was such an awesome experience!!

(More Fred videos to come)

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Coming Soon...

Let's visit!

Someone designed this house with a 3-floor slide.  There are pictures on yahoo.  WOW!!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Seriously, Weather?!

Tonight I went to see The King's Speech.  It was amazing.  Ready for spring, I wore flip flops because the weather has been over 50 degrees for a few days.  (not counting wind chill)  And I brought socks into the theater with me.

When we left the theater, there were snowflakes in the air.   I, in my flip flops, screamed obscenities to the sky.

Seriously, Weather?!  

Well, look at the next couple of days!!!

Get your ish together, Weather.  I'm packing my bags for the caribbean as we speak.

(no, I'm not. dangit)

If ever we're sad

Bookmark this one, friends...  if you're ever feeling sad and need a pick-me-up...  just watch Carlton.

Let's make this a great week!  

I want to go here!

Yes, I watched Kindergarten Cop yesterday.  I saw a sign in the movie that said "Welcome to Astoria".  So it was time to do some research.

WHAT!  Astoria, Oregon was home to some awesome movies!!

From wikipedia:
Astoria was the setting of the 1985 movie The Goonies, which was filmed on location. Other movies filmed in Astoria include OverboardShort Circuit, The Black Stallion,Kindergarten CopFree WillyFree Willy 2: The Adventure HomeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IIIBenji the HuntedThe Ring,[12] The Ring TwoInto the WildThe Guardianand Cthulhu.

From the Goonies:

From Kindergarten Cop:

From Short Circuit:

From Free Willy

From Overboard:

I think Astoria, Oregon is beautiful!!!!   You can take a Goonies tour, btw.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Who are "Bah Humbugs"?

Turns out, people at the gym don't care for when I call out the answers in Teen Jeopardy. 
"Who are 'Haters'?"

also, I got one some plenty wrong. I'm human. and it was hard.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dude can moonwaaaalk

One of these characters is currently my favorite character on tv right now.   Can you guess?  

Is it Abed or Troy?

My blog title should give you a big clue.

The answer will be given tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More secret movies

I posted about being Perpetually 12 years old awhile back.   Well, scanning through netflix instant play yesterday, I found a movie that will always get to me...

And I don't care if you judge me.  I will defend this movie choice below.

1. I have been all over the U.S. (yes, I have!) but there is a big part of my heart that loves the values (and even sometimes the accent) of the South.  Even though I am from the Virginia Beach area, I am drawn to the comfort, consistency and safety net that a Southern community provides.
2. I like small towns.
3. I like rocky romances where couples argue or fight or spar simply because they are completely in love with each other and it's entertaining to them both.
4. I don't like "classically handsome" men.  I like Josh Lucas, in this movie.  He's super cute and attractive without being obvious.  (P.S. remind me to blog about why my mom hates Nick Lachey.  It's awesome)
5. Who doesn't love a happy ending?

Ruggedly handsome without being obvious:
I like guys that get dirty doing stuff around the house...

And frankly, there's nothing like a good "Come on, y'all!" to get the blood pumping.

Sorry, Mom from New York.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Day!

It's been a wonderful day of love!  My class was simply amazing.

  (a truly quotable day).... And I caught some amazing freestyle dancing on video during our class Valentine's party.  Wish I could post it.  True or false: They danced to Cuban Pete sung by Jim Carrey in the movie "The Mask". So fantastically true.

Here's my funny valentine...

A tiny pup who didn't know she had a leaf on her nose.  I woke her up to take her picture... then took it off.

Here's my horoscope today.  I liked it :)

February 14, 2011

  1. VirgoVirgo (8/23-9/22)
    Of all the signs in the zodiac, yours will definitely be one of the happiest, given today's assembled astrological energies. When it comes to one-to-one relationships, all kinds of feelings -- both current and from the distant past -- will be coming along. The good news is that all those emotions stand to be quite positive. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

An Amazing Find

Do you need a laugh?

Watch: An Idiot Abroad.

There's a recently-discovered show on the Science Channel that is brilliant.   Ricky Gervais and his buddy Steve Merchant have a naive, uncomfortable, hilarious friend named Karl Pilkington.  So Ricky and Steve decided to executive produce a show where they send Karl around to see the Seven Wonders of the world.  It is their goal to make him as uncomfortable as possible.  Karl is innocent, unknowing and a good sport.  It. Is. HILARIOUS!   Watch the first episode (China) and you won't be sad.  They are addicting.

Can you tell which one is Karl in this picture?

 Yup, you were right...
 Loves it.
 Learning a new culture...

My roommate heard about it from his sister.  We found it on demand on the Science Channel.  Try it!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mom's Superbowl Proclamation- she's Psychic, I think

Last Year's Prediction

Well, she did it again.   Here are the last 4 Superbowl proclamations by one Mom of Mine.

  • Super Bowl XLII-- It was the Giants vs. the Patriots. My mom called me and said, "I've decided to go for the Giants because they are huge, huge beings who will step on the tiny little patriots. Patriots have small weapons, like tiny muskets and those won't even touch the Giants. So I'm going with the Giants." Score: Giants 17, Patriots 14. Well done, Mom.
  • Super Bowl XLIII-- It was the Steelers vs. the Cardinals. She called me with her annual proclamation and said, "Ok, so I'm thinking it will be the Cardinals because they can peck out the eyes of the slow-moving guys who work on assembly lines. And the birds can just fly out of the way of the men." Score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23. Well, you can't win them all.
  • Super Bowl XLIV-- The Colts vs. the Saints. "So, I think it's going to be the Saints because they have wings and they have God on their side. Plus, colts aren't even full-sized horses yet, they're like, teenagers. I mean, four legs do not beat a pair of wings."   She also made this point: "New Orleans is a city that needs a win..."  Score: Saints 21, Colts 17. Stella had her groove back.
  • Super Bowl XLV- The Green Bay Packers vs. The Pittsburgh Steelers.  Evenly matched teams. I called mom.   She said, "To be honest, this was a hard one.  Packers and Steelers are both large, sweaty men who wear too-small t-shirts.  They are pretty much the same, except for one thing.  I'm giving the edge to the Packers because they are used to handling soft things... like cheese and meat, so they will deal with the players, the flesh, better.  Steelers just deal with hard things, like steel."     Score: Packers 31, Steelers 25.


Mom called it again.  Official proclamation record: 3-1.

***UPDATE: 2/10/11.  Trying to maintain her rep after reading this post, she sent me this email: "I revised my Cardinals proclamation.  I’d forgotten that Cardinals wear long robes and crosses.  They tripped over the robes, of course.  Silly me."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Today I learned how to take a screen shot on my computer!  It was incredibly easy, but I never looked it up.

It inspired me to take a class over the summer at Apple to learn other cool computer tricks!

Screenshots of today:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lucky Day- by some standards

Ok so.  Some of you don't know this about me.  I like gambling.  It's not a problem because I don't do it very often.  You won't find me on the weekends up at Charleston Races and Slots or anything, but I love it.

I am highly addicted to Scratchers. In college, Mandy and I took all our house-collected coins to a coinstar and then went and bought $75 worth of scratchers.  We actually ended up winning most of that money back!  I don't often keep cash on my person because I will buy them.  And waste my money.

But not today...

I went to BJs to get string cheese, popsicles and vitamins.  After I paid for my items, plus the Sandra Bullock US Weekly, I passed a Scratcher machine.  I had a ten dollar bill and 4 one dollar bills on my person.  Uh oh....

So I started small, I used only the 4 dollar bills and bought:

One of these (because I love Monopoly):
No dice.  Wasted $2.

And I bought two of these:
The first ticket was a dud.  But the second ticket-- I scratched off three $10 amounts-- which means I won $10!   

I could have taken my newly earned $10 bill (well, really only $6 that was new to me) and run with it, but I like to gamble (as previously stated).

So I put that $10 bill into the Scratchers machine and bought 3 new scratchers:

 No luck on Aces and 8s.

No luck on Crossword puzzle.  You have to scratch off 3 words to win a prize and I didn't get an "E".

Here it comes...  WAHOO!!  No, I didn't win $100,000.  But with my winning numbers, I did win $20. Yes!

I opted not to push my luck.  I profited $16 today!