Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Half-Blood Prince Trailer!

Lookie Lookie Lookie! They released the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer today via this morning. So, here it is people. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Heaven Help Us

I believe I'm in complete and utter shock as I write this important blog update. It's just so.... interesting. You can decide if it's a good or bad kind of interesting. Now I'm sure I won't be breakin' any big news to most of you readers, but hey, I didn't know this until now.

So I was looking around the Internet tonight, minding my own business when I came across this
Wikipedia article. As it turns out American Idol has decided to grace my home town as one of the lucky few cities that host the Regional Auditions for the show. YEs that's right, folks. On July 21st, Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson will be "rockin' the Ville" for American Idol 8. All I can say is that I'm glad I'm not gonna be there.

Now it's not that I'm not proud of my hometown making a bigger mark in the media world. It's just that WHY OH WHY did it have to go with American Idol? Did the producers feel like they need to mix in more White Trash contestants into the Auditions episode or something? We all know I saw enough of that during my summers at Sonic. Oh well. Whatever. Someone go find Ryan Seacrest a "Gettin' Lucky" shirt and make sure he can actually say the town's name right. That's all I'm asking.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

USSR TV - Because you can never have enough Communism!

So, I'm working on this project at work where I'm comparing "channel call letters" that DirecTV uses with Nielsen's. Basically that matching abreviations for networks. For example DirecTV abrevates The Disney Channel as DIS1 while Nielsen calls it DSNY. You get the idea. So, I'm working on the International Channels, and I'm looking at channel discriptions and I find this from the Russian International Pack.

Vremya: Retro Channel, Channel 2144
A unique mix of programs from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with your favorite TV hosts, actors, musicians, athletes, scientists and politicians of those nostalgic times.

So never fear! We still have our classic communist TV to watch if we want. I feel so blessed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Because sometimes we just need a good flick...

So, I decided that I wanted to add some new fun stuff to my blog. You'll notice that the background is different. Same with the general layout. You'll also notice that I'm adding a new little friend on the side of the blog, a Movies to See List. Most people like to give reviews on the movies they go see. Honestly, I'm not that dedicated to report on all my film choices. So instead I have decided to simply list ones I have seen recently that I really enjoyed, or just movies I think we all need to see. Any way, hope you enjoy it.
Oh and the count down for HP6 is in honor of my sister. She can't be the only fangirl in the family...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Surreal Moments....

Ok, so I've been slacking. I haven't finished telling my Memorial day activities and it's the 4th of July tomorrow. Sorry. I'll finish I promise, just not now. Right now, I'm gonna talk about this surreal moment I had today.

Today I received a wedding announcement from one of my dearest college friends. Caitlin is going to be marrying James on August 2 in the Oakland, California Temple. Now I've known this was going to be happening for a good while now, but for some reason it really sunk in to me tonight. Even though I was there the entire time they were dating and when they first got engaged, I don't think it ever really struck me that she was getting married. I don't know why it seems so weird for me that she's getting married all of a sudden, after all I've had several other good friends get married before. Heck, little Ms Laura Louise is going to be having a baby next month! Caitlin's marriage shouldn't be so weird to me.

I think it is so surreal for me because Caitlin is one of those friends that symbolizes my college experience. Sure Laura, Lisa, and the rest meant a lot too, but Caitlin was one of those friends that was there during practically every college experience that I had. From standing in line at 4 in the morning just to grab the last full apartment at Regency until graduation this past April, Caitlin was there. I think Caitlin's wedding is just the first tangible event in my post-college experience that really solidify that we're adults now. There wont be anymore trips to Wal-mart while singing Pussycat Dolls songs about certain RMs, no more runs to Krispy-Kreams after finishing a brain-frying test at the Testing Center, no more songs about "Los Hormones" (Ashley might be happy about that one), no more Black Cream Soda runs. It's all kinda sad because those were some really fun times. Caitlin's wedding just shows that it's time to move to the next stage in our lives. It's strange enough that I don't have Caitlin, Ashley, and the rest of my Provo-pals out here with me in NYC, but this is just the finishing touch to the ending I guess.

And you know what? I couldn't be happier for Caitlin. James is perfect for her and a really great guy. I know they'll be really happy together. So I'll send my most heart felt congratulations to Caitlin and James from here in NYC.

And Ashley and Caitlin if you read this, don't forget, we've got a Christmas/New Year's in New York trip to plan... even if it isn't until we're all in our 50s. Just because we're entering the "real world" doesn't mean we can't be silly once and a while.

Anyway, that's all for my rant for the night. Happy Fourth to you all!