Thursday, March 27, 2008

Whats all the hulabloo about?

This link is so amazing I actually feel a little bit sick to my stomach from excitement. My life has taken on new dimension. I can visit my friends at the Office anytime I want. I can discover House for myself. I don't really understand how this is possible. But I will take what I can get.

I Hulu. Do you?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

High School Metaphors

Straight out of an email from my man. Very funny.

Oh,Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year’s winners…

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.

4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.

5. She had a deep, throaty genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.

6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.

8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.

9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.

10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soup. (Prof. Wood’s personal favorite)

11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.

12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.

13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.

14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.

15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan’s teeth.

16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.

17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.

18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.

21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.

22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.

25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Little Respentance is in Order

I need to repent. Yesterday I said some terrible things about my religion professor, that might have included me saying I wouldn't feel sad if she died. This was due to the fact that I thought I had been given a 53% on a test that I did not deserve a 53% on. So I was very angry, and now realize that was for no reason. I really have an 87%! Stupid TA's who are apparently unable to do some simple addition.

In celebration, let's all go look at this and spend too many hours browsing through it. The more I look at these posters the more I want to see all of these movies.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

All Kinds of Goodness

Somehow over a week has gone by without any updates to my little pet of a blog, which makes me so sad. This dry spell is due to good reasons, including a visit from That Boy, a little bit of sickness that I attempted to exaggerate into a lot of sickness, and a few procrastinated projects for class that had to be taken care of. I have had an easy week now though and I am happy to jump back into blogging with both feet. First a picture:

Isn't he gorgeous? How I possibly bear to be away from him for a month at a time is beyond me. Summer cannot possible come quickly enough.

Now a cute find. I think these little bags are priced well and would make a really adorable bridesmaid gift. They are customizable with a different picture for each side and you can add text to the satin ribbon attached to the zipper, thanking your girls or sharing an inside joke.
I also wanted to share my newest addiction with all of you. I love craigslist but one of the most frustrating things about the site is that I can only search one location at a time. Crazedlist eliminates all that, giving me the ability to search the entire WORLD for something if I want to. This has made searching for engagment rings and wedding dresses incredibly easy for me. (Although I am picky so I don't find much that I like) I have written about how much I love Google Reader before, and combining these two websites creates a super-baby with powers that will amaze and stupefy you (well at least they do that for me). I searched for engagement rings in WA and all of the areas of UT, and then created an RSS feed for it, so now anytime a ring is listed in any of those areas on Craigslist it automatically shows up in my google reader "e-ring" feed. It really is magic.

Check back soon, as I may have found an engagement ring, and I have an exciting announcement to give!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Doilies and a little Wedding Philosophy

I am a firm believer in the idea that wedding planning should revolve around a theme (theme/thought/idea, this doesn't necessarily mean "Star Wars" or "Hollywood" or "Hawaii" or something like that). This shouldn't just consist of choosing your colors, because I think whatever colors you choose should be inspired by the environment you wish to portray at your wedding. Choose three words to describe the mood you are going for. Someday when I am actually engaged I will reveal the three words I have come up with for my own wedding.

If I change my mind drastically and decide to go with a theme that consists of "Books, buttons, and vintage black and white", I will use these two doily ideas.

I found this idea at $10,000 wedding. Doilies are really cheap, and could be used EVERYWHERE throughout your wedding. If you have a grandmother that creates doilies, it could be a beautiful tribute to her to have them sprinkled throughout your reception area (In places where they will not be stained or ruined, you wouldn't want to be careless with something like that). Place flowers in milk glass vases and place them on doilies throughout the reception.
Wouldn't a loose collection of daisies look so sweet in this vase?
Martha Stewart gets the credit for these. Who else would create such beautiful lacy luminaries? I would love to have these lining the path as I exited the reception at the end of the night.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The First Dresses of Many

I have been trying to resist the urge for a long time, but on a spur of the moment decision I went dress shopping yesterday! My best friend Lova is getting married in August and so it is time for us to find something for her to wear. She told me that a friend of her's had visited a bridal boutique in the Riverwoods and really liked it, and so we decided to go take a look and get something to eat at Bajio's while we were there.

We stopped in at Abella Bridal and were lucky enough to drop by when they didn't have any appointments scheduled so she let us go in the back and look around, and was even nice enough to let us try some dresses on! Heather started, and then I just couldn't help myself, she was just having too much fun (and the sales girl wasn't all over us, actually giving us some free reign try try on whatever dresses we wanted, and try them on ourselves). Their gowns run from $300-$3000, and I loved that they had a large selection of modest, yet unique gowns. Adding sleeves costs enough that it might be worth the difference to buy a beautiful $600 gown that already has natual-looking sleeves attached.
I LOVED this dress on the hanger. But I never tried it on, and I am not really loving it on the model in this picture either. It just has the three quarter length sleeves with buttons at the cuff that I have been dreaming of lately. However, if I am going to go short, I want something from Stephanie James!

I really loved this dress, the Monqiue. I have a huge chest, which makes my waist look small, so I looked super curvy in this silhouette, something I really liked! I love how simple it is, with a split train down the back that is lined with pleats that match the pleats around the neckline. A dress like this would call for some really amazing hair!
Maybe a chignon with a bouffant like knottie jerseybride2006?

After Abella, we headed over to David's Bridal just to check things out. I was not impressed, and have no intention of ever going back when I really begin shopping for my dress. The entire experience is such a marketing ploy, and all of the gowns look exactly the same to me. They force you to look at EVERY possible gown in your size, even the designer gowns that you have no intention of buying. They make you choose shoes, look at veils, and even consider the overpriced bridal jewlrey and hair accessories they have on display. She kept repeating over and over "If you buy today you will save $50!", even though we had explicitly stated that we had no intention of buying that nght. The designers there seem to think that adding sparkles or beading to a dress is the key to getting women to fall in love with their gowns. I can't knock them too much though because Lova did find 2 really beautiful gowns that looked really good on her. I think the price was a little high for both (especially considering the costs for ordering extra length and adding sleeves), so we are going to keep looking.

She laughed when I kept saying that dress was really "sweet". It looked adorable on her, and it would go well with the Tiffany blue, peach, chocolate brown color scheme she is considering, modeled after this cake by Papillon Cakes.

I think that this ended up being her favorite, in Ivory. This one is a lot more romantic and dramatic, roses and candlelight and waltzes are what I picture when I look at this gown. We had created a color scheme a few weeks ago that would work well with a statement gown like this.
I want to do some wedding boutique research and find some places that carry consignment gowns or are having sample sales in the next few weeks, and somehow find the time to find the perfect dress at that magical price.

I learned a few things about my own tastes in gowns while on this little adventure, which I will be posting about soon! My Mom got so excited when I told her I tried on some dresses, if only I had that dang ring on my finger :) That Boy will be here on Thursday and should be staying through sometime next week, don't be expecting any big announcements from me though. I can be patient for a little bit longer.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


I have really really terrible handwriting. Read through my report cards in elementary school and it is a complaint by every one of my teachers. So I will never use this website, because my chicken scratch is something that no one will ever want to preserve. But SOMEONE should take advantage of this because it is such a great idea!

The Fontifier provides you with the ability to use your own handwriting as a font on your computer for just $9. What a great idea! Actually maybe I will try it because at least my typed letters will have more of a personal touch. Do you think you could get away with using this for the thank you notes after your wedding? I mean not for your grandma or anything, but I think that people with more modern sensibilities wouldn't terribly offended. Or is that just wishful thinking?


I discovered a fun new blog widget through soon to be Mrs. Ish, and I thought I would share it's existence with the rest of the world, as well as explain what it is doing cluttering up my blog. It's called Lijit. I am not sure if that is an intentional misspelling of the word legitimate. It's basically a way to search all of the things that I have created, and honestly, I know that I am going to be using this WAY more than anyone else does.

I am planning on creating a much more intense wedding blogroll soon, and this tool is great because it will search not only my blog, but the blogs of those in my blogroll for content as well. SOOO, if you are searching for information on invitations or flowers or favors, you can just go ahead and search in that little box in the right corner (a little ways down the page) and you should get all kinds of fun results. I hope to have the new completely comprehensive blogroll up soon!

Please use this feature if you would like. I think it can be a great indicator of what people are actually interested in reading about. And don't search for naughty things, I disabled that feature already.
Who links to me?