green thumb?

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I have never been big into flowers, plants, gardening, the works. Not that I don't appreciate them, I do, but I just don't have that talent. Lucky for us, our previous owner was big into this and we continue to reap those benefits. However, we have two areas on either side of the stairs to our deck that don't get any sun, have no grass, and it just looks blah. We have talked about going to get something to plant there, but have never got around to it- probably because we don't know what the heck we are doing, haha.

My work was hosting a fundraiser today to raise money by selling flowers, plants, etc. and thought this would be the appropriate time for me to buck up and put in an order. I got a "flat" {I'm assuming this is garden-speak} of Vinca in Pacific Mix and Impatiens in Blue Pearl. Yay me! My co-worker did help me a tad. Here is what they look like:




I think that they compliment each other well. I have no idea how to arrange them or plant them for that matter, but I will figure that out once they get here. For now I am happily rejoicing in the fact that I am adult enough to order flowers to plant in my own backyard. :)



Currently listening to :: Nothing Like You and I by The Perishers.

vintage feel.

I have hated the accents that we have above our kitchen cabinets since day one. It's just not me to have a bunch of crap up there for no reason, but our kitchen just seemed so cold and industrial without it. So I've left it there with the promise to myself that I would continue looking for a new idea to replace the current arrangement. I finally found an idea that I love, on Lipstick Jungle of all places. They do have incredible style on that show, so it's no wonder that is where my idea stemmed from.


I LOVE the way this looks above the cabinets... except I think I will have even more bottles than her and maybe throw in some pieces that are special to us... I have tons of beach shells, vases, candles, etc. laying around. I have had this idea for a while, but have been a bit overwhelmed as to where to look for the bottles. That is until I saw mark + lauren's post about lauren's new obsession with vintage glass. And where is she finding it, ebay of course! Duh, why didn't I think of that?! I have since been scouring listings and found some incredible pieces, however I would like to find some sort of lot that is appealing to me to save on shipping, etc. The picture below from Lauren is the look that I adore, but I definitely wouldn't try to fit this many bottles above our cabinets, haha.




I just love this look, I would love to throw some random bottles on a windowsill or a shelf too... there is just something so soothing about them. I love John & Sherry's idea too, using random bottles to spruce up their end tables for summer. It looks great! And Sherry gave me the idea to throw some old wine bottles into the mix, which I have plenty of! Thanks Sherry!


I will keep you posted on this endeavor. I am off to search ebay some more!



Currently listening to :: Hometown Glory by Adele.

life is short.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised with the episode last night. Not too much drama going on… overall a very pleasant, laid-back episode. It was fun to see everyone together for Jamie’s birthday… he is just by far the cutest kid ever, so it makes sense that he would be Naley’s. I was very happy to see Naley in their daily grind- everything seems to be going great for them and I am so happy.


Dan is starting to annoy me…. He keeps trying to weasel his way in. I was feeling sorry for him at first, but after his confrontation with Deb, and remembering the way he talks to people- I just can’t handle him. I am glad that Nathan didn’t let him near the party. And about this whole dying thing… I honestly don’t know if I believe him. It sounds like something that Dan would pull just so that people will talk to him again. On another note, I am sick of Lucas and Lindsey already. I agree that they needed to accurately portray Lucas’ broken heart and that IRL people wouldn’t move on so easily either- but I’m just sick of it and sick of her. Not that she really ever did anything wrong, but she just annoys me. I hope that this was the last of her and the push that Lucas needs to get over her soon.

Speaking of Lucas, how cute was Brucas and Angie last night? I adored their scenes together! I’m sure that Brucas fans are going crazy today, but I really think that it was nothing romantic between them… just a really great friendship that they have been building on for years—being there for each other. It was sweet. And of course I love seeing Brooke with baby Angie.. I am glad that she is realizing that it’s not all cute and fun. I also loved the Haley and Lucas scenes that we got. I love seeing their friendship and was so happy to see Haley being for Lucas as always. Their friendship seems so real and down-to-earth to me. {And OMG, how cute was Haley's hair last night?? I loved it!}

I was also so happy that Skillz talked to Naley and to hear Naley’s reaction to Skillz. He is so great with Jamie and I truly adore their friendship. Watching them play the Wii was too cute. It was killing me seeing Skillz all upset about it.

As for Peyton, I liked her conversations with Skillz and I loved the ending scene with her and Haley at the piano. I just hope that she can hang on… I know that Lucas will come around. I think she is doing all the right things now and I was glad that she confronted Lindsey instead of just ignoring her—which she could have easily done.



In any event, I thought the episode was nicely done and a little more light-hearted which I know I was happy to see. Oh, but Deb with the clown=gross. That freaked me out. HaHa. It was pretty funny how Mark tied that in with Haley’s fear of clowns though!


"Sometimes when you’re young, you think nothing can hurt you, it’s like being invincible. Your whole life is ahead of you and you have big plans, BIG plans. To find your perfect match, the one that completes you, but as you get older you realize it’s not always that easy, it’s not until the end of your life that you realize the plans you’ve made were simply plans. Because at the end when you’re looking back instead of forward, you wanna believe you made the most of what life gave you, you wanna believe that you’re leaving something good behind. You want it all to have mattered."


And if you’re interested.... The James Lafferty One Tree Hill Charity Basketball Game was last week and OTH Blog has a ton of pictures of videos of the event {including a shirtless James Lafferty- yes, I’m serious; Bethany Joy singing the National Anthem- yes, I’m serious again; Jackson Brundage doing the Souljah Boy dance; and much, much, more.} Definitely worth checking out!



Currently listening to :: As It Must Be by Joey Ryan.

boy, oh boy.

So our weekend started out great. All of our friends were in town and we were having an absolute blast partying with them all weekend. I was still a bit under the weather with my head cold- but mainly it was just that I couldn’t talk very well because of my sore throat. Well on Saturday my restlessness caught up with me and I ended up getting the flu on top of everything else. NOT FUN. If only I would have listened to my own advice on Friday and slowed down. I like to think that if I would have given my body the proper time and rest it needed to recover I might have spared myself, but in all reality I probably had the flu germs way before the symptoms actually showed up. In any event, the rest of the weekend was absolutely not pleasant, so it was a good thing I enjoyed myself before getting sick.

Today I am finally on the flip side of things. Still a few symptoms hanging around for longer than I would like, but I am back to functioning normally and working. Yay me. I am glad that I am back to my normal self today or all day’s though, because today is the very day that the hubby and I starting dating 8 years ago. April 29, 2000… can you believe it? Honestly… sometimes it seems like forever ago and that I have known Brian for so long, but other days it feels like just yesterday. I am a tad sad that we really aren’t full-out celebrating today like we have for the past 8 years- I guess getting married and having a new anniversary to celebrate kind of defeats the purpose. HaHa. But we are planning on having a nice dinner at home together and watching a movie—that is good enough for us. And just because I am in such a good mood today, here are a few pictures of the Mr. and I from our EARLY dating days. So sweet.

High School days:



Sophomore year Homecoming:



Christmas 2002:

Freshman year Homecoming:




Senior year Prom:


So many memories. :) And what's really funny is that all of those photos are scanned in, thus pre-digital cameras. Crazy.

In other news, Brian and I officially starting looking for a new vehicle over the weekend as well. YIPPIE! {obviously this was before the flu attacked me.} We have been wanting to get an SUV for quite some time, but we are keeping all of our options open. We found one that we are quite fond of so far... the Ford Edge. It is a Crossover which is apparently all the rage... a crossover between a car and an SUV. The advantage of this particular one is that insurance companies recognize it as a car {i.e. cheaper for insurance} and it gets very good gas mileage. This is great since these were our two main concerns with an SUV. Did I mention that it is ADORABLE?



I seriously LOVE it. Right when we laid eyes on it, Brian said how he could just see me driving it. HaHa. He's too cute. But really, I totally can too. HaHa. The one we are eyeing is a 2007 in a dark charcoal color- LOVE it. And of course it helps my decision-making process that the genious advertisers at Ford decided to use one of my favorite songs by Band of Horses to endorse this nifty CUV. {see, I'm learning the lingo already.}



Another great thing about today..... 27 Dresses comes out on Bluray today! Yay. I hope that TarJay has some copies left when I hit them up on my lunch. :) That movies is too adorable not to own. And of course Katherine Heigl is my favorite.


Currently listening to :: Hey Hey by Band of Thieves.

slow down you crazy child.

Friday, April 25, 2008

If you know me well, you know that I have been a Billy Joel fan my entire life. I grew up listening to his music everyday. My first concert ever was a Billy concert when I was in elementary school. I was with my parents and we were in the third row. I will never forget that experience. My parents of course love Billy Joel, especially my Dad. So much so that he used to have a “Billy” party every year- with a quiz and everything. He sent the quiz to Billy once, and Billy actually responded! {he said the test was hard} My parents have met him several times as well; I have not yet had that honor, but I have seen him in concert twice. So many of his songs have inspired me throughout my life…

“Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)” is a song that my Dad used to sing to me- we played it for our Father/Daughter dance at our wedding. “Piano Man” is our family song- our entire extended family. It is tradition that at every major family event we play that song and get in a circle and sing it together. Sorry if this sounds too kumbaya for you, but it really is sweet.

In any event, I want to share just one of my favorite Billy songs with you, because I have way too many to share them all. It seems that whenever I go through a rough patch in life or I’m super stressed, I swear that I feel better after listening to this song. It is called “Vienna” {and yes you may have heard it since it was made popular by the flick 13 Going On 30.} But if you just listen to the lyrics, his melody, and the sincerity in his voice- I think that this song will help to escape your crazy life as it always does for me. Enjoy.

Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
You are still so afraid?
Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day
But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you an just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you
Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong
But you know you can't always see when you're right
You got your passion you got your pride
But don't you know only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you
Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook
And disappeaar for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you.


I think this song explains itself. Slow down every once in a while and enjoy your life. “Vienna” symbolizes your future happiness and that you will get there. Take your time and enjoy your life because “Vienna waits for you.” But this song could mean so many different things to different people, and that just makes me appreciate it all the more.

Billy wrote this song while in Vienna, Austria after watching an elderly woman proudly sweeping the sidewalk in front of her home. He was inspired by how much old age and wisdom was appreciated. Billy was asked about the significance of Vienna, and why it was dedicated a song, and replied (paraphrased by Ann M. Leonhardt:)
He told us that he was very impressed at the respect given to elders in Europe. One day he saw an old woman sweeping a public street with great pride, and it made an impression. He wanted people to realize that there is time in life to accomplish our goals and everything doesn't have to be at a break-neck speed. Instead of fearing old age as we do here, it should be anticipated and valued. So, instead of rushing to accomplish everything in youth you should remember…

"Vienna waits for you."


{photo "Sing A Song of Distant Shores" by Alicia Bock.}


Currently listening to :: Vienna by Billy Joel.

rain, rain.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

It’s such a rainy, dreary day here. And since I have to be out and about all day—I wanted to share a few things that are making this dreary day a tad easier for me….



{from top}
1. My favorite dot umbrella from Target.
2. The anticipation of a new Grey’s tonight.
3. The AE coupon that I have in handbag and plan on using on my lunch break.
4. The Starbucks Carmel Macchiato that I devoured this morning.
5. Ibuprofen {without which I would be at home in bed.}
6. This adorable shirt that I am sporting today {perfect for a rainy day.}

And of course also my new Death Cab, Perishers, Cary Brothers, La Rocca, Bethany Joy, Weepies mix that I made yesterday.


Currently listening to :: I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today by Guster.

i really want this.


I am a huge fun of L'Occitane and when I smelled this new cherry blossom scent several weeks ago, I knew it had to be mine. Unfortunately I didn't get it that day and now I am longing to purchase it online....

sick.



I stayed home from work sick yesterday. My sore throat and body aches finally caught up with me Wednesday morning. I had every intention of going to the dr. because I was sure I had strep, but I took some IB Profen and passed out and when I woke up I felt much better. I was so relieved. Guinness and I spent the day in bed watching the sixth season of Gilmore Girls. :)

My throat still hurts, but it is very livable- so I'm back at work today. It doesn't help that it is a rainy, dreary day- but I absolutely hate using my PTO for "sick" days, so I'm glad that I didn't have to again. Although that seventh season was looking pretty good this morning....

{photo via jenifer altman}


Currently listening to :: No One's Aware by Jack Savoretti.

i'm late.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

But we had a great weekend! We went out Friday night with some friends- drank way too much. Which leads me to our uneventful, useless Saturday- because I felt too crappy to do anything but lay on the couch & watch movies.

Saturday night we caught Smart People with Andrew and Stacey, followed by some Olive Garden. The movie was very cute—kind of a make-you-think-about-your-life-and-if-you’re-happy-sort-of-way? I found it inspiring and was happy to leave the theater feeling completely satisfied with my life.


Sunday we were on a mission… a mission to get things done around the house. I can really tell that I am getting old, because if a weekend goes by that we don’t do anything around the house- I feel really shitty about it. :-/ In any event.. we got plenty done:

-Woke up super early and started power cleaning!
-Once everything was neat and tidy I got two coats of primer on the desk that I have been meaning to paint for weeks.
-Finally had a beautiful day, so were able to get out our patio set, grill, chaise loungers- everything! Got everything nice and cleaned up and set up on the back deck. Who hoo!
-Set up the PS3 to wireless Internet. Yes, I’m sure that this may not seem like a task to you- but it has been on my agenda for weeks. My husband whom I love dearly wants to be able to play his video game against others online. Please don’t judge him from this. HaHa. No, it’s okay- you can. It turned out to only take me a few seconds and I quite enjoyed surfing the Web on a 50” screen.
-Gave Guinness a day-long workout. After cleaning the house in the am, Brian mentioned taking Guinness for a walk later. Well Guinness isn’t stupid- he HEARD the word “walk” and immediately starting whining and grabbing at his leash—place walk #1 here. He later got another workout following us from the garage to the back deck 10 times while we lugged up all of our outside furniture.
-Right when we finished that- my sister stopped over and wanted to take Guinness for a walk. I’m not kidding- that by the time they got back- I didn’t think he was going to make it to his water bowl. He was pooped—but this was very good for him! Haha. He passed out underneath the kitchen table a few moments later… his bed must have been too far for him. Needless to say, he slept the rest of the night.
-I made lasagna for dinner. Not just any lasagna- my uncle’s recipe that has been in the family for years and years. And the kicker—it turned out great!! It’s always great when my mom and other relatives make it, but I have very low hopes for my cooking abilities. So I was extremely please when it turned out so great and we were able to enjoy a lovely Sunday dinner.




{Funny side note- while I was painting said primer on the desk, hubby’s job was to watch Guinness so that he didn’t come barging in. All was well and they were having fun watching me—I kid you not, seconds after I gave him a hard time for “working” so hard, my roller make a high-pitched squeaky noise and Guinness came darting toward me. It all happened so fast, by the time Brian reacted he literally picked Guinness up out of the paint tray after he had already knocked over the can. AHHH! His paws were FULL of paint and paint was all over the hardwood floors. It was just so funny though that we couldn’t help but laugh.-- pictures to come.}

He was cowering in the bathtub covered in white paint because he thinks he’s in trouble. How could I punish him though? He came running to make sure the big, bad roller wasn’t hurting his momma?!

And of course, getting new episodes of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters was amazing too… I miss those Sunday nights.

what do you go home to?

I have a feeling that my true excitement might not show through here because I am feeling so crappy today {sore throat, body aches, the works.} But last night's OTH absolutely rocked my world. Just ask my dog that saw me jumping up and down for practically an hour straight. It was by far my favorite episode of the season- I honestly don't even know where to begin....

-The entire introductory scene=AMAZING. I was crying and laughing at the same time, I swear.
-That Jamie was thinking about Chester with that smile on his face.

-Of course EVERYTHING Naley. I just can't get enough of them.
-Their opening scene was the most adorable thing ever.

-That Nathan thought "man, my girl is hot."
-Jamie & Quentin's rap with each other.
-Nathan's rap {if you can call it that} Absolutely adorable!

-Mouth and Milli moving in together.
-How Milli is so innocent and perfect for Mouth and doesn't even realize it.
-That Milli calls Mouth "Marvin".

-This entire elevator scene was pure genius, but the look that Nathan gave Lucas when the doors were closing was amazing. I love seeing Nathan be a man and standing up for his family. {SO HOT}

-That Brooke is getting a baby. {I think that the foster child, trial run is the perfect thing for her right now.} Her face here says it all.

-That Haley, Peyton and Brooke are so sweet together.
-That Brooke found a purple monkey.

-The entire Brucas scene-- too cute for words.
-Also the entire Brooke and Chase scene- they are so sweet together. {But I was bummed about the situation with Owen.}
-All of the father/son scenes with Nathan and Jamie.
-Peyton throwing all the other demos off her desk after Haley gave her hers.

-When Peyton ran into Lucas at the Scott's house.
-The fact that Peyton and Lucas finally had their first awkward conversation since the wedding- even if it was about Lindsey.

-I think they are doing a good job of portraying how Lucas is just sort of stuck after everything that happened.. he just kind of floated around this episode- which I think is how he should have been. He shouldn't be throwing his arms around Peyton already- that would just be unrealistic.
-The entire nanny-interviewing situation. Hilarious! But the best part was when Nathan made this face.. I was literally cracking up!


-Nathan and Haley are as strong as ever. I love seeing their daily encounters and just how cutesy they are together. They so genuinely want each other to be happy- I just can't get enough.


-The Mouth/Skillz scene when Mouth asks if Milli can move in. Too hilarious. Skillz didn't even finish getting out his request of Milli wearing a robe around before Mouth said no.
-And saving the best for last, hearing "Leaving Town Alive", one of Joy's real songs!!! Not to mention one of my favorites. I can't even imagine what my face must have looked like when I heard it. I seriously cannot believe that Haley is finally singing again on the show. You have no idea how much joy {pun-intended} this brings me.
-Haley singing to Jamie in the end of the episode... absolutely brilliant! I just see Joy and a guitar and my eyes swell with tears.

-Nathan bringing a beer for him and wine for Haley. {seriously- just seeing him do that sort of thing makes me hot.}
-Their new nanny.. YAY Deb is back!! I always loved Deb, even when she had her troubles. I would love to see "good" Deb back for good. I think she will be too.

-Naley forehead kiss.


-When Haley called Deb "mom."
-Nathan standing in the doorway in the end, watching his entire life. :)


Some things that suck:
- I hated how Quentin treated Nathan in the gym. Nathan literally looked almost like he was crying. It sucked and I hated it, but I am hoping that Nathan needed it to get his game face back! - I feel bad for Dan. I know that everything he did is his fault and he deserves what he is getting. But you can't help but feel sorry for the guy. I can't imagine it being any different though at the same time.
- Skills the entire episode mad me sad. First in the gym when Nathan or Jamie barely noticed him. And then his sad face as Jamie walked away. I think he is still feeling the guilt of Jamie being kidnapped. And then again in the end when Quentin went off on him- I was glad to see him stand up for himself though. I heart Skillz.
- Quentin crying because of his hand.


If you are still with me, congratulations you are a true OTH fan. =) Can't wait for next week!!!


Currently listening to :: Leaving Town Alive by Bethany Joy Galeotti.

it's monday.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Not my favorite day, but this new image from Alicia Bock makes me happy inside. And so do these 100 random facts about me. Thanks for the idea Shireen.

1. I was born in 1985.
2. I have moved many times since then, but have always lived in the same town.
3. I have two younger sisters.
4. Next Tuesday marks 8 years that my husband and I have been together.
5. I love coffee. {when I go to bed at night I actually try to fall asleep faster just thinking about the next mornings cup of joe.}
6. I love birds.
7. I love listening to them in the morning when I’m still laying in bed.
8. I love to read.
9. I love my family.
10. I have the world’s greatest friends.
11. Coca-Cola Classic from a fountain is my favorite.
12. I get excited every time we receive a Netflix in the mail- it’s one of my favorite luxuries.
13. I love breakfast foods.
14. I need fresh air.
15. I actually get depressed in the Winter.
16. I am instantly happier just from being with my dog.
17. I am married to my very best friend.
18. We are constantly goofing around and laughing with each other.
19. We began dating as freshman in high school.
20. I was 15.
21. He was 16.
22. We went to different high schools.
23. But in the same town.
24. He proposed to me in May of 2006.
25. I had one year of college left.
26. 2007 was the biggest year of my life.
27. I was editor of my college newspaper.
28. And magazine publication.
29. Planning our September wedding.
30. And we bought a house that June.
31. It was the best year of my life.
32. Our favorite restaurant is Cannova’s.
33. Going out for dinner and a movie is my favorite thing to do.
34. I love photography.
35. Taking it.
36. Appreciating it.
37. Studying it.
38. I love shopping.
39. Sometimes I spend way too much.
40. But I have gotten much better at this.
41. I write lists for everything.
42. I love music.
43. The right song can get me through anything.
44. And it has.
45. I have such an appreciation for music.
46. And when I’m driving alone in my car, I really try to sing.
47. I have no idea how I sound.
48. I love being married!
49. My husband is the most selfless person I have ever met.
50. I know that he would give up anything to make me happy.
51. I am happy to say that I would do the same.
52. Audrey Hepburn is my icon.
53. I try to be positive about everything.
54. But I also can be stubborn.
55. I love mittens.
56. Death Cab For Cutie is my favorite band.
57. I have many life-long friends.
58. The beach is my favorite place to be.
59. TV on DVD is the best thing ever.
60. One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, The OC, The Office, My-So Called Life & Seinfeld are my favorites to watch.
61. I love the smell of old books.
62. And being barefoot.
63. I love football Sunday’s.
64. I love sunflowers.
65. And orchids.
66. Anthropologie is my favorite store.
67. Target and Urban Outfitters are right behind it.
68. I love playing in Photoshop.
69. And graphic design.
70. I love maps.
71. Especially old, vintage ones.
72. Sherbert ice cream is my favorite.
73. I love really old love movies.
74. Our wedding day was honestly the best day of my life.
75. I can’t imagine doing anything differently.
76. I have always wanted a brother.
77. I love having TWO brothers-in-law.
78. A soundtrack can totally make a movie for me.
79. The color orange makes me happy.
80. I love being a homeowner.
81. Even thought it really makes me act like an adult.
82. It is worth it.
83. I love browsing flickr.
84. I feel like I can really get to know someone through their art.
85. I am trying to be more green.
86. My favorite is with method products.
87. And Chicobags.
88. One of my favorite things ever was my bridal bouquet.
89. It was perfect.
90. I wish I could have kept it alive forever.
91. Seattle, WA is my favorite city that I have been to.
92. I felt so comfortable with myself there.
93. I could never watch Breakfast At Tiffany’s too many times.
94. Or Juno.
95. Or The Way We Were.
96. Lorelai is one my favorite names for a girl.
97. Yes, I first heard it on GG.
98. But I think we want Haley Joy to be our first girl’s name; hopefully.
99. Which we really love also.
100. I have babies on the brain. :)



Currently listening to :: Good Kind of Crazy by Brighton, MA.

happy friday.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Things that make me happy this Friday:
{From top: Sugarboo frames- I think I might try to make my own; this print from etsy seller vol25; this artwork from etsy seller traceface; this amazing diana dreamer camera via urban; the daffodil's that are blooming in our backyard; the amazing home decorations of the entire cast of Lipstick Jungle- I am in love with the vases on top of the cabinets; this quote from Omar Khayyam.}


Currently listening to :: Cath by Death Cab For Cutie.

Trollsta.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I want this for our bedroom.

Gorgeous.

Lovely.

I took a stroll through the GAP on my lunch break and walked out with these goodies.


They are both adorable! I also snatched a couple pairs of colorful flats that were on clearance. I really need to quit shopping....


Currently listing to :: Love Under Key by La Rocca.

I have a date with my dvd player.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

As most of you know, Juno came out yesterday. I had to run to Wal-Mart before work yesterday to pick up my copy... I can't wait to watch it again!!


To my surprise, while I was there, Across The Universe blurays were on sale.. woot woot!! Only $5 off, but still- I have been waiting to get this one forever and this was the perfect time! :)


And of course since I saved money on Across The Universe, I just had to browse through their $5 clearance section! I scored these two...



This might not seem like a big deal to most people, but ever since we got our PS3 we want to buy all bluray movies. Bluray=EXPENSIVE. We're talkin' $30 a pop for a movie here people. But I knew that when Juno was released it was a must. So I am very excited to have some good movies to watch this coming raining Saturday. :)

{I am still waiting on soundtracks for both.}


Currently listening to :: Little Bird by The Weepies.

Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You didn’t think I forgot did you? Believe me, the month-long hiatus was enough to nearly kill me, there is no way I would forget that OTH moved to Monday’s. Overall, I really like what Mark did with this episode. I will admit that it wasn’t as interesting and action-filled as I would always like to see, but I felt it was great to really dig into each character and find out where they are are at right now. So much has happened lately and I have been left wondering for the past several episodes—What is Haley thinking? What is Lucas thinking? What in the hell was Nathan thinking?? And now I know. Very well done.

For me, this episode dug into the roots of OTH and of what each character is and longs to be. I am glad that Nathan and Haley are working on their marriage, as well as their commitment to themselves—they both need that {who doesn’t?} And let’s be honest here… their make-up in the bedroom=HOT! I was seriously smiling from ear to ear—that was the best visual I have seen in some time. But I also really enjoyed their therapy sessions… it really gave me perspective on both accounts as to everything they have been going through lately. I am so glad that my Naley is back, kicking it old school. :)

Jamie of course was as adorable as EVER. {and Chester too.} And I have to say, that I liked Dan in this episode. During the opening scene when Nathan and Lucas decide to beat the shit out of him, I actually felt sorry for Dan. I’m sure this is because I know that he truly did rescue Jamie and the others did not- I am impatiently waiting for them to thank him for rescuing him. Obviously Dan’s past cannot be changed, and in my mind not even forgiven, but he should be recognized for the good that he is trying to do now.
I hope that Brooke gets her baby. I do think that she wants a child for all of the wrong reasons… I just think that she is lonely and wants a family of her own. But I still think that she would be an amazing mother. She has always been the most caring and considerate person and she deserves her own family. I ADORE the Brooke/Jamie scenes.

I wish that Lucas would stop pining after Lindsey. I understand that he loved her, or he thinks he did, but enough already! Maybe it’s just because I don’t want to see it and I want to see him with Peyton. At least after 4 weeks Lucas and Peyton would have had a conversation!! This is what I want to see. I have always been a Leyton fan, but their entire situation is just bugging me lately. I am sick of watching the runaround. If Lucas truly does still love Peyton, he owes her a lot of explanations. Another of my favorite scenes was Petyon’s flashback of Lucas while driving her car, it was absolutely amazing and gave me the shivers. Oh, and I loved Andy in this epi too! He is really trying to be there for Luke, just as Keith would have been.
And kudos to creater Mark Swartz for his triumphant reappearance as Max!


All in all, I really enjoyed this episode. {Although Brian would beg to differ because I was bawling through the entire thing, haha.} I over the moon about Naley’s reunion and how everything is falling into place. I am glad that they are concentrating on themselves for once and what they want for their lives. No one is going to make your dreams come true for you.


"Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from. The next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it's right around the corner, and you open up your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you're wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it, with all of your heart."



Currently listening to :: Wait for Love by Matt White.
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