Friday, August 08, 2008

So I went and saw Mama Mia! on Wednesday. It was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I loved it so much!! I really didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. I'm not a HUGE Abba fan, but it was wonderful. My mom said that she loved it and would see it again and again and wants to buy it when it comes out. After hearing that, I just had to see it. Also, my friend Kate told me that she saw the play and wanted to see the movie.
I am so glad that I went and saw it! Steve would have totally hated it, so I went alone. I want to see the Sisterhood movie too but I am going to wait to see it with my mom next month (if it's still out).
So, if you haven't seen it yet, go see it!! I also am excited to go see House Bunny. It looks really funny. I am going to arrange an AGD JC event I think to go see it. No one better to see it with than a bunch of my sorority sisters!!
Until next time...

So this morning at 4:00am or so, I was laying in bed not able to sleep. Not sure why, I spent the whole night tossing and turning and just couldn't fall asleep. This happens every now and again. Thankfully, I am on vacation and could actually sleep at 6:30.

So anyway, when I can't sleep I listen to NPR. For those of you who don't listen to NPR at night/early morning... it's the BBC from like 10pm-5am. So I was listening to BBC and they were talking about the Olympics and all this stuff and they interviewed this guy... no kidding... his name was WONG WAY.

I guess Steve had been awake too because at the exact same time be both busted out laughing. It was absolutely hilarious. Here we were, in bed, 4am and both awake at the same time. It was absolutely priceless that we had both been listening and both heard them say the guy's name... WONG WAY.

Just one more reason why I love being married to Steve. There's no one else in the world that would bust out laughing with me at 4am about a stupid name.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Quiz: Who Should You Pick For President? (Click link to take the quiz)

Democratic Candidate Barack Obama
Your values are most aligned with those of the Democratic Party. The Democrats advocate for social freedom and free enterprise with Government oversight and intervention. Democrats believe that government should play a role in alleviating poverty and social injustice, even if it requires a larger role for government and progressive taxation. Barack Obama is a junior Senator from Illinois. He is the first African American to be a major party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States.

(Not a surprise)
Quiz: The Brain Test

That means you are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain, depending upon a given situation. When you need to explain a complicated process to someone, or plan a detailed vacation, the left hemisphere of your brain, which is responsible for your ability to solve problems logically, might kick in. But if you were critiquing an art opening or coming up with an original way to file papers, the right side of your brain, which is responsible for noticing subtle details in things, might take over. While many people have clearly dominant left- or right-brained tendencies, you are able to draw on skills from both hemispheres of your brain. This rare combination makes you a very creative and flexible thinker. The down side to being balanced-brained is that you may sometimes feel paralyzed by indecision when the two hemispheres of your brain are competing to solve a problem in their own unique ways.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Thoughts on the World

Song: "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
Mood: Okay

So this morning I woke up and decided to listen to NPR for a bit. It was the BBC and they were talking about various things and I wasn't really focusing on anything they were saying. Then they had a Senator (can't remember which state he was from) come on and he was talking about the US economy and how the tax-payers are broke and can't make ends meet, and yet there's Iraq sitting high on top of more than $300 billion from oil. The Senator made a statement that really made me say, "YES!!!" (I really did say it... I was laying there in bed and I had a surge of emotion go through me and I said it to Hurmin.)

What the Senator said was that Iraq has been accepting our help for years. We have our troops over there, we're providing the assistance that they needed to get out from under Saddam, and to establish a democratic society of their own. It has cost the US billions of dollars and the biggest cost is the blood of our citizens. The Senator was calling for Iraq to give us some money for all the money that we've spent and to pay for the help that they've been given for the past several years. They obviously have the money and can afford to pay back the money that's been spent on their well-being. The fact that the well-being of the US citizens comes secondary to the citizens of Iraq is sick.

After the Senator spoke, they had a man from Iraq come on and he said that they are ready for the US to leave and let them take care of themselves. He said that they don't owe the US anything because they never asked for the United States to come and help them.

Yeah, it got my blood boiling because whether they asked for the help or not, they got it and they're in a better place because of it. Our soldiers are STILL there making sure that they're safe and watching guard and yet, they have the audacity to say that they don't owe us anything. On top of that, they have BILLIONS of dollars that they're keeping (the guy from Iraq said that they're saving the money) coming in from oil. You'd think they'd use that money to pay back the US.

Not that it would matter. I honestly don't think the American people would see anything even if Iraq did pay us back. The money would go for other things, but the US people wouldn't see any of it. Maybe the education system would get some of it. Just think where our schools could be if there were BILLIONS invested in them instead of Iraq.

Heavy sigh...
Until next time-

Monday, August 04, 2008

Song: "The Flag" BNL
Mood: Tired

I have a few things on my mind that I would like to blog about tonight. If you're not in the mood to read... please find a different website at this time.

1) The Olympics-
I am so excited for the Olympics! I love the summer games 1000x more than the winter games and I love swimming and gymnastics the most! I am not a big fan of the opening/closing ceremonies, but I usually watch anyway. I am excited to watch the games this year and Steve is not. He absolutely HATES the Olympics. I guess you would have had to played on a sport at some time in your life to really appreciate how talented these individual athletes are... and he never did.

2) Gene Simmons Family Jewels-
I love this show! We watch it every Monday (it's on Sunday nights and we DVR it) and we laugh and laugh. Who would have thought that Gene Simmons was so funny? He's just a normal guy... a RICH guy. Anyway, last night's episode had me saying, "OH MY GOSH" over and over. Gene bought Shannon (his girlfriend of 25 years) a house in Canada (she's Canadian). He had her come to Canada and he surprised her with the house. Then these people show up... they apparently paid to rent the house and the guy that sold Gene the house never told him about it. Anyway, it was just insane how rude these people were and I couldn't believe how nice Gene and Shannon were. If you have a chance to watch... you totally should.

3) The Two Coreys-
Steve and I totally disagree about this show. I am on Team Haim (he's hot) and Steve is totally on Team Feldman (he's a douche). They are in therapy together (like for couples) and Feldman had suggested having some of their peers come together and tell Haim how he could improve in all areas of his life. Haim said, "Let me think about this... no." So you'd think that Feldman would drop it but no... instead he invites Haim over for dinner and oh, by the way, he invited Pauly Shore and Todd Bridges over. Haim comes in and immediately knows that Feldman has set him up. He gets all upset (rightfully so) and flips out a little. Okay, a lot. Anyway- Feldman and his bitch wife end up going over to Haim's to talk to him (because he refuses to answer any of Feldman's calls) and they end up having a HUGE blow-out. At the end, Haim writes Feldman off and vice-versa. Steve and I are split- I say Feldman shouldn't have set him up and Steve thinks that Haim is a train-wreck drama queen.

Okay- I think I have everything off my chest that needed to come out. Vacation is still going well. I have two weeks left and I couldn't be happier. I think I might go see Mama Mia by myself tomorrow. I'm not a big fan of seeing movies alone, but I want to see it and I love Steve too much to make him go see it with me. LOL. I'm going to wait to see Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants until I get back to Michigan in September. My mom and I are going to go see it together. I'm going to see if my SIL wants to go too and we can do lunch and a movie and make it a girl's day.

Until next time...