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NerdgirlMoment

Date: Nov. 22, 2008

Time: about 2 pm

Place: the bathroom of my apartment

Nerd Moment: brush caught in hair

Surely this has happened to everybody??? although probably not when they are almost 24. So there I was, finishing up my makeup and waiting for my hair to dry; I was getting ready for a Wizard Rock Show in Ames that evening. Steve wandered around the bathroom with his guitar singing me songs about how it was time for me to buy new shampoo. Suddenly, I decided that my bangs needed more volume, so why not just roll them up in my round brush and let them dry there? 5 seconds later the brush and my hair were in a death tangle knot like Batman and Robin always get themselves into. I asked Steve for help and he hurried to my side. After staring at my debacle for a minute, he said in his most serious voice “Wait. I’ll go get the camera.” phew relief. not. Though he did help after he took a few pictures…

what happens when Amber gets an idea.

what happens when Amber gets an idea.

amberj.

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Lindsay’s First Vlog!!

Howdy readers!

So here is my first “vlog” for your enjoyment!  I don’t know what the noise in the background is, but it is annoying (mostly because I don’t know what it is from though).  I will do another one soon, because I want to talk about the new internet project by Amy Poehler!  Also, when I turned off the camera, I was closing my eyes, so I look all dopey at the very end.

So in this blog I talk about: My new job!  Shonn Greene (#1 running back in the nation, and we’ve got him!…but probably not for long since rumor is that he’s going pro next year)! And my favorite book of all time!

Enjoy!

lindsayF

Welcome to the party, Jasper.

um so yeah, totally agree with everything Jen had to say about Twilight so I won’t repeat all the I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LAUGHED I LOVED IT stuff, but you can see the review I wrote after the midnight showing for the ICPL teen blog here.

so the purpose of this post is to expand on Jen’s number 2 and gush about how awesome Jasper is! Yes, I liked him before the movie, and I did always feel like I had more in common with Alice than Bella (Cassi made my day by turning to me right before the movie started and saying “you totally remind me of Alice.” seriously, could you think of a better compliment???)– so obviously Jasper would be my Steve in the saga. But I had no idea that Jasper would look so adorably frightened while thirsting for Bella’s blood and so undeniably BADASS while playing baseball and so so so swoon-worthy when his serious face finally breaks into a smile (he still has nothing on Steve though of course).

Jasper and Alice--crazy vampire hair, rowr!

Jasper and Alice--crazy vampire hair, rowr!

hahahaha, his hair just makes me giggle!!!! reminds me sorta of Justin Timberlake ala Bye Bye Bye years…

oooh, that baseball cap can barely contain that hair!

oooh, that baseball cap can barely contain that hair!

I can’t wait until this movie comes out on DVD so I can watch the baseball bat tricks over and over and over again.

Jasper fangirls unite!

amberj.

Why the Twilight Movie is Awesome!!

This was pretty much the best weekend in the history of the world for me.  I got to see my family, eat a lot of food, go to a wizard rock show, see Amber and meet her awesome friend Cassi, and hang out with my sister.

I also found out that I am now best friends with Barbara O’Connor and Ingrid Law.  Wow, it was an amazing two days.  But one of the best parts about it was getting to see Twilight with Anne, Amber, and Cassi.  I don’t think I could have gone with three more enthusiastic people.  They had all seen the movie before and loved it and I know a lot of their excitement rubbed off on me.

Now I know one of my friends was “eh” about the movie, and another one HATED it, but I totally unabashedly loved it.  It was everything that it should have been.  Just serious enough, but mostly just perfectly cheesy so that it was very very entertaining.  Instead of trying to write a review (because I really suck at those) I am going to list my top ten things about the Twilight movie.

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10.  Charlie was hot!!!  My three lovely movie companions kept telling me that everyone in the movie was gorgeous including Charlie, and I was like yeah, whatever…..but Damn, Charlie was looking fine!

9.  Jessica was absolutely perfect!  In the books, I’ve always just seen her as mean and selfish, but she was so funny in the movie!  It was so true to what a jealous high school girl would actually do.

8.  There was the perfect amount of Jacob.  He doesn’t show up in the first book much at all, but I was worried they were going to stick him in every other scene just to appease the Jacob lovers or get people ready for New Moon or whatever, but he was in it just enough that we will remember him, but he didn’t get in the way (even though I am Team Jacob, I didn’t think he should be showing up all the time).

7.  Alice was wonderful!  She is one of my favorite characters in the book, and I thought the actress did a very good job.  I was actually impressed with all of the Cullens.  I had seen pictures of them and was like, “ugh, what is going on here!”  But I thought they all did an admirable job, but especially Alice.

6.  Speaking of Cullens, I LOVED the scene where they were in the kitchen making Italian for Bella.  It was really funny and it did a great job of showing the personalities of each character (Emmett being enthusiastic and goofy, Esme and Carlisle being welcoming, Rosalie being, well, a bitch).

5.  The trio of bad vamps was wonderful!  I loved their slo-mo entrance through the fog during the baseball game.  So perfect!!!  They were scary and hot and very very awesome!

4.  Some people are complaining that the movie is unintentionally funny and people are laughing when they shouldn’t be.  Well one of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Edward and Bella have their first biology class together and his “reaction” to her.  That is one of the funniest things in the whole world!!!!  One of my friends wisely pointed out that in the book, we see things through Bella’s eyes, so Edward’s reaction to her is scary and alarming.  But in the movie, we see their relationship from an outsider’s point of view, and that same reaction is ridiculous and comical.  And it is supposed to be that way people!  Laugh away because it is supposed to be hilarious!

3.  Kristen Stewart made me not hate Bella.  I think it helped that we didn’t have a constant stream of her whining like we get in the book, but I really liked Bella in the movie.  Hopefully I can channel Kristen Stewart while I am reading the book and get a whole new perspective on Bella.

2.  The whole baseball scene was great, but special notice must be given to Jasper and his kick ass bat twirling skills.  The three girls I went with were huge Jasper fans and I didn’t truly figure out why until he nonchalantly stepped up to the plate and twirled his bat around.  I am officially a Jasper Fangirl too.

1.  Everyone was drop dead gorgeous.  Call me shallow, but if a movie has a couple of cute guys in it, there is a good chance I will love it.  This movie had nothing but beautiful people filling the screen the entire time!  Everyone was so pretty to look at, but especially the guys.  I haven’t talked about R Patz yet (or Robert Pattinson as most people know him) but I thought he was very very dreamy.  The whole movie was so breathtakingly gorgeous that I couldn’t help but love it.

So congratulations Catherine Hardwicke, I think you did a great job adapting the book to a movie.  I know some people have also complained about cheesy dialogue and things like that, but hello? if you’ve actually read the books you know that they are chock full of cheesetastic dialogue.  When I left the theater I felt the same way I had when I finished the book:  happy, giddy, and wanting to date a vampire (although this time it was Emmett and not Edward).

Jen

Yet Another Video Blog! What!

Once I start, apparently I can’t stop.  Here I am yet again rambling on about some of the books I have read recently.  I think I mention that you can see my cat in the background, but when the video uploaded it cut off the bottom, so you can’t actually see her, but at least you know she is there.

Here are the books I talk about in this vlog:

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Masterpiece by Elise Broach

Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor

Here is the book trailer I was telling you about.

Jen

NGTLindsay Update

Howdy y’all!

I don’t think I’ve blogged at all this week, so on my way home today I resolved to write one as soon as I got home.  Well, that was about 45 minutes ago, and I didn’t start writing because I had to read the last two chapters of a book.  I think you can all find it in your hearts to forgive me. 

Anyways, what have I been up to?  Well!  I GOT A JOB!!!  Hooray!!  It’s not exactly the job I wanted (I wanted a chemical engineering job), but I think I’m really going to like it!  I’m a research assistant in a biochemistry lab, and tomorrow I get to harvest some cells.  Seriously, they call it HARVESTING.  I’m not sure why, but I’ll find out tomorrow!  Tuesday was my first day and so I just finished my third day!  Everyone is super nice and friendly and helpful!  I’ve been feeling pretty stupid at work, because as a chemical engineer I wasn’t forced to take any biology, so I have no idea what’s going on (yet)!  But today I felt pretty good because I actually helped someone!  I totally solved a computer problem – the computer wouldn’t boot up Windows and was in MS-Dos…and seriously, how many people know how to do anything is Dos these days?  But I figured it out and I tell you, I felt a sense of accomplishment at least until 11:30 a.m. 

But Lindsay, you get off at 4:30(ish), couldn’t you have blogged after work?  The answer is yesish/noish.  My husband and I have started up a competition – who can work out the most/lose the most weight.  We started because even though we weren’t in bad shape, we were starting down a bad path of not exercising and eating unhealthily.  We are in week 5 right now and it is a dead heat because he has won 2 weeks and I have won 2 weeks (it is a 10 week long competition, and whoever wins the most weeks gets to spend $100 guilt free on whatever he/she wants – he wants to buy a fly reel and I want to buy books).  So when we get home from work, we go work out, eat dinner, and then go to sleep shortly after we eat.

Admittedly, I do have time to blog between dinner and sleep, but sometimes you just need lazy time.  I am also dreadfully behind on my NaNoWriMo progress.  I for sure will not finish my 50K words, but next year I’ll do it! 

Also, who watched America’s Next Top Model last night?  I was so mad when Annaleigh got the boot!  Personally I thought she was the nicest of the 3, the most sincere and the least annoying.  And honestly I did not think that Samantha or McKey did very well on their runway, but whatever.  I guess I’m happy that McKey won because Samantha was just WAY too annoying for me.  But I have confidence that Annaleigh will make something for herself, because I thought she was way too charming to just disappear.

Hmm, that’s it for now – I’ll see if I can steal my husband’s mac away from him this weekend and make a vlog or something.  About what, I have no idea, but it’s just so much fun to make videos!  Maybe I’ll just jump around for 5 minutes and post that.  Who knows?

<3, lindsayF

Every girl-mouse has to change out of her Polka Dots once in awhile.

 

Designer outfits for Minnie Mouse!  She looks FAAAAABULOUS.

Designer outfits for Minnie Mouse! She looks FAAAAABULOUS.

uh, it is one of those times when I really wish I was crazy rich so I could fly to Paris and bid on Designer Minnies at Christies Auction House, you know?! Click here to read all about it. Love love love the Lagerfeld for Chanel and the Lie Sang Bong. If I was dressing Minnie I think I would put her in something like this:

Cute Outfit for Minnie from Anthropologie

Cute Outfit for Minnie from Anthropologie

amberj.