Monday, July 26, 2010

Good Things to Come

I was reading someone's blog today and stumbled upon this video.  It's good for anyone, but I thought that it was good for me to see when I did.  I love Elder Holland. 

The most beautiful seatbelt advocacy commercial ever

I love this commercial.  Supposedly, it was just made by a guy, not by actual advertising people or anything.  Just a guy who was passionate about the importance of wearing seatbelts.  
Enjoy. :)



Thursday, July 22, 2010

not twenty seconds later...

And not a minute too soon. 

That's not my hand, but it's the same idea.  

shoo fly - don't bother me.

Ho. Ly. Mackerel.  

AGH!  There are fruit flies in our house.  I don't know why.  I don't know where. I don't know anything about it, really, except here they are.  And every time I remain still for more than... five minutes, there they are.  Or shall I say, there IT is.  There's this one that is constantly flying around my face, whether I'm at the computer or on the couch or in the kitchen.  Perhaps it's more than one, but I've never seen more than one at a time, so who knows.  All I know is, as I'm sitting here at the computer - and pretty much every time I sit at the computer - I feel like I have little bugs all over my body.    I just keep thinking about my friends who had fruit flies lay eggs in that little hole in the back of their bathroom sink, the one that keeps it from overflowing if you leave the water on.  This is getting ridiculous. 

alisonism #4: Let them eat cake

I like cake.  I don't love cake, and I don't feel like I need to eat cake all the time.
I like cupcakes.  I don't love cupcakes, and I don't feel like I need to eat cupcakes all the time.

Here's the alisonism: I feel like cake and cupcakes each have their own place.  In my opinion, sometimes one is more appropriate than another.  But here's my main thing.  As pretty or as fun as cupcakes can be, I believe that wedding cakes...

and birthday cakes - especially for first birthdays - 

just need to be cakes and not cupcakes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Babysitters Club

I was just reading a friend's blog and she said a place was like a storybook.  I thought she said Stonybrook. Yes, I read practically the whole Baby-sitters Club series.  But in the book, it's actually spelled Stoneybrook.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Review

As per a recommendation by a guy at work, Joel and I 
decided to watch this movie tonight.  This is my review.

I thought it was really good!  Okay, granted, the plot was kind of weird.  I am not a shopaholic, and if that's how they really think, that was a new and kind of weird insight for me.  But I liked the plot anyway :)  But this is my favorite part and the real reason I'm writing this review:

It's kind of a romantic comedy...
and it's rated PG.
Yes, PG.  Not PG-13.  Not R.  Not anything but PG.  

Now let's talk about me and romantic comedies/chick flicks.  
I like them.  I think they're fun and funny and cute.  
But if it's PG-13 (which most are), you can count on there being at least one scene.
"Oh, it's such a good movie! but there's one scene..."
One of those scenes.
--> I never get to see the chick flicks I want to see because more than I want to see the movie, 
I don't want to see that scene.  It always ruins the rest of the movie for me.  
But when I get to see them, I do enjoy chick flicks.  
Now let's get back to the review.

The main character and her boss fall in love with each other, and there are two scenes where they kiss.  These scenes are 100% appropriate and last an appropriate amount of time.  They don't get super-excessive.  They don't keep those scenes on for more than like, 15 seconds.  And there are absolutely ZERO inappropriate jokes.  Also, as you may have deduced, there are no uncomfortable scenes.  And not only that, but there are absolutely ZERO implications of uncomfortable scenes.  None of this, "Well, they never show anything, but you know what happens."  I hate those, too.  Summary: The movie is kind of a romantic comedy - as in, it contains both of those elements, romance and comedy - but it definitely focuses more on the actual story than on the romance part, and I really liked that.

So although it was kind of a weird plot and I don't know if normally I would buy this movie, 
the fact that it can be fun and funny and cute AND clean makes me want to buy it.  
Just to give my couple dollars of support.  
Because even though I don't have a very big voice in terms of the media,
I still like to throw out my two cents every once in a while.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Harry Potter 3

It just kills me how close they get to finally being happy before Lupin transforms.  It could've been so happy! :(  Poor Sirius and Lupin and Harry and everybody.  Dumb Pettigrew.  Nobody likes you, Peter.  Or you, Fenrir.

And also, the description of the dementors' faces when they're trying to perform the kiss gives me chills and makes me want to throw up.  Putrid.