make time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm making myself take my own advice. And you should too... whatever your art may be....


currently listening to :: phascination phase by carter burwell.

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i'm happy....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

01. ...that Twilight's score was released yesterday on iTunes. It is absolutely fantastic and I can't quit listening to it {when I'm not listening to the soundtrack that is.} Carter Burwell's pieces are absolute perfection- I can almost see the movie playing out in my head while I listen to his wonderful compositions.

...that Brian got a great promotion at work! And very proud of him too.

03. ...that today is technically my Thursday. Hooray for short work weeks!

04. ...that I will be eating turkey in two days.

05. ...that I am getting my hair done in three days {finally!}

06. hear Robert Pattinson's brilliant voice.

07. ...that I am getting a new phone {one that works!} soon.

08. ...that we will be getting our Christmas tree on Friday.

That's all for now.

{image via satire.}

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you have got to be kidding me.

There was a lot happening on last night's OTH to say the least! A bummer that we have to wait until January for a new episode- but at least this one was a good one.

Sam with the boy in her room was hilarious. So funny to see Brooke get upset over something like that. Does anyone remember Brooke from high school? HaHa.

This scene was pretty good. I love seeing badass Lucas. I had no idea what Julian was doing with the sugar though....

Ahh now I see. Go Lucas!!

I really like the dynamic between these two. I'm a sucker for witty banter.
UGH. What is going on with Peyton?? I am beyond upset that they didn't tell us for sure.
This scene was adorable!
I hate, hate, hate GiGi. Mouth- what are you thinking??
Mia was looking hot last night. But why was she being so mean? I hated seeing her and Peyton fight? There has to be more going on there...
Sweetest thing.

I really think that I would like seeing Brooke & Julian together. I am however glad that she turned down any relationship with him, professional or whatnot, at first. That wouldn't be like Brooke to step into something with hime without talking to Peyton about it.
Oh, Nathan. He was a freaking rock star last night! I just knew when this guy started giving a hard time that it was going to be good!
And boy, was I right! He rocked it!!!! I loved hearing his voiceover too. Watching him play there was one of my favorite scenes-- hearing his thoughts in the process.
I love the relationship between these two. Especially when they have their "serious" moments.

This was so bizarre. Dawson! Doing drugs?! What? haha. I know that it wasn't really suppose to be Dawson- but it was all too familiar not to make the connection.
They are definitely hinting at cancer... but I still think it's just a trick!

UGH! I hate her!!
Cutest kid. This was such a good scene. I loved everyone's reactions.
I did not see this coming!!! It makes perfect sense though.
Poor Sam! It's obvious that she never intended for it to happen.
And of course poor Brooke! How hard that must have been to understand now.

Just had to throw this in because they are adorable.

I really liked how they are showing that Julian is a good guy, even though he doesn't want you to know it. Well, I'm glad that he is- and I'm glad that Brooke knows it.
My. Oh My! What the heck?!?!?! This is crazy!!!!!! It wouldn't really bother me normally- of course I want Millie to be with Mouth for the first time, but Mouth messed that up! But Brooke is going to be SO upset with Millie!! :( I about cried when Owen took a drink...
I did not see this coming either!!! Holy craziness last night! I wonder if it was him that attacked Brooke then and not the kid? So scary to think that Q's killer could have Brooke's attacker! Gives me chills...

All in all. Very good episode- but I am very pissed that we have to wait to find out what's wrong with Peyton and if Nathan made it! Oh well, there is always Twilight to hold me over.

{images via treehillfan.}

currently listening to :: how would i be by carter burwell.

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so the lion fell in love with the lamb....

Monday, November 24, 2008

*Warning: my post does contain spoilers if you have not seen the movie.

On to the important stuff. Of course I'm talking about Twilight. I was so hyped up on Thursday for the midnight premiere and it didn't definitely disappoint! I told myself going into it that I appreciate the book for the book and I am going to appreciate the movie for the movie. They are not the same thing and I am just grateful to have anything actually played out before my eyes. However, not matter how much I told myself I wasn't going to compare the two- it's pretty much impossible not to when you know the story so well. I couldn't stop my mind from noticing. BUT it didn't make me love the movie any less. I thought that it was nothing short of spectacular. More than I could have ever hoped for. There were some scenes that I would have loved to seen played out in the movie that didn't make it {their lunch conversations. the blood typing day. do i dazzle you?} but in I do understand that they can't play out everything or the movie would have been 10 hours long. BUT they did add some incredible moments that just made everything worthwhile and really play out so well on the big screen. *Bella finds out that he is vampire on her own, with only a little help from Jacob which was a nice twist. And the day after she finds out and sees him in the parking lot, looks at him and starts walking, and he follows her into the woods- I about lost it I had goosebumps so bad. VERY visually effective!

I honestly could just go on & on about everything I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED about this movie!! The entire forest/meadow scene was done perfectly!! Their first kissing scene was beyond incredible!! Perhaps my favorite moment is after the James attack and Edward is sucking the venom out of Bella-- it goes fuzzy and the montage starts {with none other that Robert's "Let Me Sign" playing} -- the images that flash with the music pounding in the background literally makes my heart stop just thinking about it. Truly amazing. And of course their final scene at prom- it was perfection.

Everything about this movie was perfect- I could have never asked for anything more. They captured so much of what Twilight is in just a short two hours! The actors, the stunts, the settings, the script, the music-- everything was absolute perfection. Just talking about it is making me want to see it again!!!!

I am extremely happy to report that Twilight has already set new box office records, earning $70.6 million this weekend!!! AND Summit Entertainment has officially announced that they are moving forward with New Moon! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!! I am SO excited!!!

I am hearing very mixed reactions from everyone and it sounds like people either love it or hate it. I urge you- if you saw it and didn't like it- especially if you liked the books, I urge you to see it again! If you can just forget the book for a while and appreciate the movie for what it is- I truly think that you will see it's beauty!!!!

Sorry if this post is very rambling and jumpy- I just get so excited even thinking about it. I am trying not to divulge every detail because I'm sure not everyone has seen it.I am off now to scour youtube to watch some of my favorite scenes that have been leaked to the Internet world. At least I have those to hold me over until the dvd releases!

Oh yeah and by far my favorite movie. Ever! I can't honestly say that this isn't because I had already read the books and loved the story so much, but regardless- it is without a doubt my favorite movie of all time. And Robert Pattinson is the single, most gorgeous man alive! =)

currently listening to :: 15 step by radiohead.

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It's Monday. And I'm still not out of this funk. I truly don't know what is wrong with me- I am walking around moping- being depressed- for no good reason. It's really starting to frustrate me and I just wish that I could understand or at least have better control over my own emotions. I'm sorry- this probably is coming out sounding crazy- but I'm beginning to think that I am. I am so, truly blessed in my life- with a husband that is beyond amazing, friends & family that love me unconditionally, a job, a house, a dog, more material needs than anyone could need and yet I have just been so bummed out for the past couple of weeks. I think what bums me out even more is that I have always been so extremely content with my life and my decisions-- and now all of the sudden, out of no where, I am questioning everything. Why do we live here? Why do we work here? UGH. I have kind of been through these "funks" at other times in my life- doesn't everyone? - but never for this long and it's really frustrating me. Anyway.... I really tried to just forget about the thoughts buzzing in my mind this weekend and enjoy myself...

Thursday night we all attended the midnight showing of Twilight. And WOW. Obviously- this deserves it's own post- so stay tuned later. It wasn't hard to forget my issues this night.

Friday I had the day off of work. Had an eye appointment and spent the day running errands. We met my parents and some friends later that afternoon and did some drinking & chatting. I wasn't feeling the best {I was basically feeling like my eyes were sinking into my head-- I'm sure due to the poking and proding at my eyes earlier in the day.} But enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.

I'm a little embarrased to tell you what I did Saturday afternoon- but you know what, I actually don't care. I went to see Twilight again with Hollie & Stacey.... SO much better the 2nd time. {will explain later.} And then Brian and I went furniture shopping for a bit- we need some new couches asap! We found one set that we really like {it's a beautiful seafoam color!} but we're still trying to decide if we want to get it before Christmas or wait until January?? So we picked up a pizza from our favorite place and headed home to relax and watch movies all night.

Sunday I had the choice to sit home and watch football all day or go and see Twilight again. Yep, that's right. I actually saw the movie THREE times this weekend- which pretty much makes me the equivalent of every screaming, teenage girl in America. :) I probably should be a bit more embarrased than I am, but oh well. It was soooo worth it. And of course, Hollie & Stacey joined me again. I'm lucky that my husband is so supportive. When I told him that I was actually thinking about going again on Sunday and telling him how ridiculous I felt- he said well, it's basically the same as me playing this video game over & over- so I understand! Well I'm glad that he does at least. ;)

After the movie, Brian met up with me and my two most favorite lovelies from college- Katie and Jackie. ALL the way from Minnesota & Wisconsin! Unfortunately, this meeting wasn't under the best circumstances. A dear friend of mine, Lindsay's, mother passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer, and my friends were in town so we could all attend the service for her. Lindsay is honestly the strongest woman that I know- and it is no question where she gets this from! Her mother will be dearly missed.

After the service Katie, Jackie and I decided a dinner was in order- and indeed it was. We had so much to catch up on. But that's the great thing about having friends like this- no matter how long it has been since we were last together- things always seem to pick up right where they left off. It's very comforting to say the least. In the span of one dinner we were all caught up! {and believe me- there was a lot to catch up on!} Not only was it great seeing my friends after so long, but they knew exactly how to make me feel better. I shouldn't be surprised! They are amazing and I love them dearly. And they will be VERY happy that they made it onto the blog today!! HaHa. Sadly girls- I wasn't the best blogger last night because I didn't take a picture of us. Luckily we have plenty from the past five years to make up for it.
{ Jennifer. Lindsay. Katie. Jackie. Brianna. Me on top. :) }

Went home and hung out with the family and read some more of New Moon. And now here I am. I really hope I snap out of this soon. I hate being sad. And it's even worse being sad for no good reason. I'm sure I'll come around eventually...

currently listening to :: to roam by robert pattinson.

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happy twilight day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I just couldn't resist. I have been laughing at this all day. =)

Oh and the hubs has been texting me all day "T minus 9 hours" etc. etc. Seriously? He is amazing. Oh yeah and now it's T minus 7 hours!

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not feeling like myself today.

I'm note even sure why, so I can't explain it. Just in a funk I guess. Twilight tonight at midnight should cheer me up in no time though! Meanwhile I'm just trying to make it through the day.... luckily today is my Friday and I don't have to work tomorrow. I do have countless errands to run and doctor appointments to go to and things around the house; but anything beats work, right?

I'll leave you with this pretty amazing picture. Thanks satire.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So I just made an appointment to finally get my hair cut & colored. I haven't had it cut since JUNE and it hasn't been colored for over a year. Crazy, I know- I just really haven't had the time or the energy to deal with it. So right now it's long and blonde and boring. I have been blonde my entire life and decided within the past few years that I was over it and tried several other shades- but it's just so much upkeep that I never kept up with it. Well, I think I'm ready now. I want something different. I want to keep it longish for now, but I'm thinking of adding lots of layers and I need some bangs again for sure! Last time I had it colored I went for a dirtier-blonde like this and I loved it on me.
But I think I want something even darker this time... crazy, right? :) Here are the bangs I'm loving:

And the layers:
But I still can't find that perfect shade?? Maybe similar to Alexis Bledel's above? What do you think?? Throw some suggestions at me! My appointment is next Friday and hopefully I will still in this careless mood then. It's been lingering for a while though, so I don't think it will be an issue. ;)

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For all my fellow Twilighter's- if you have not yet discovered the magic that is Stephanie Meyer's web site, you are missing out. Tons of updates fill the pages- pictures, music, news, etc, etc. I finally just got around today to reading the "outtakes" from Twilight- and I can't believe that I waited so long. I knew that they have been there- but I wanted to wait until I was done with the series to read them. Now that I am reading Twilight again- I remembered them and checked them out today {I will take any extra Twilight that I can get!} All I can say is W-O-W! They were all so sweet!! It goes without saying that my favorite is the extended prom remix. I was honestly crying {happily of course} at my desk reading it. RUN, don't walk, over to her site and read them immediately!!!

{image via InStyle.}

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Freaking me out!! I still think she's pregnant though....

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