Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Update

First things first. I started a new blog for my study abroad, check it out here: . I'll be writing about my preparations for my epic trip and it will be my primary mode of posting pictures and telling what I'm up to when I'm finally on the road... or the air, that is :)

School's finally starting to wind down. I just have a couple more projects and a little bit more to finish with my American Heritage and then I'll be done :) I just cannot wait to be done with school!

Two recent movies I've seen:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG-13)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz

I thought this movie was a better than the 2nd and 3rd ones. This Pirates had a much clearer story and was chock-full of good Jack Sparrow one-liners. Some of the actions scenes drug out a bit long, however. Penelope Cruz was a treat, and I am forever scared of mermaids.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)
Starring: Jack Black, Gary Oldman
Better than the first Kung Fu Panda, in my opinion. It had a much more emotional storyline and was just as funny. I'm always a sucker for good animated films with a heart. And I want a baby panda bear...

Tomorrow, I'm going to the Bruno Mars concert! I just love him, his songs speak to my soul haha. Hopefully it's a good concert. Right now, however, I feel like this:

Saturday, May 14, 2011


The buzzword of this spring. I'm taking two PR classes and also doing Bradley again. The account I'm on this time is the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce. Our job is to get more businesses to join the Chamber, by creating collateral and through social media. It's actually way fun. We met with the Chamber President, Donna, at Paradise Cafe (SO good! Kind of like Panera Bread or Zupas, but better, in my opinion. I recommend the BBQ Chicken Salad). She told us about this YA novel she's working on, which sounds really interesting, something about witches in Korea, I can't quite remember. Then we got down to business about what we're supposed to do to get more businesses to join and I'm really excited...

...Even though it means I will be even MORE busy than I already am. My other two classes have either a paper or presentation (or both) due each day, it seems like. (plus there's that ever-looming american heritage...) But I'm learning a ton. I recently gave a presentation on Lady Gaga and her ridiculous scandals. And we also just conducted a focus group for BYU Broadcasting. I think the stress has gotten to me because I've been sick for a couple days now... blah.

Also, I'm debating getting an internship for this next school year. My current job is steady and good pay, but I do need the experience. But I still don't graduate for two years... hmm. Maybe I'll do a pro/cons list (thank you, Leslie Knope!)

Other goal for the spring - get in better shape for study abroad. P90X marathons, anyone?

This blew my mind. I love you, Pixar. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Look at that.... hammer!

So I saw three movies this past week. Spent way too much money, but whatever. I love movie theaters. Something about seeing a movie on a giant screen, eating popcorn, seeing the workers... brings back good memories :)

Anyway... here are the movies and my quick review of them:

Hemsworth and Portman
Thor (PG-13)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
Pure popcorn movie fun. I love superhero movies, even though I've never read a comic in my life. The action sequences and CGI are always pretty to look at. The world where Thor comes from is beautifully done (as is Thor's sculpted body), and I really enjoyed the scenes that took place there. The scenes where Thor is banished to earth and tries to act like a demigod are hilarious, and his brother makes a believable villain. I also loved the tie-in to Iron Man. Remember to stay for the end credits though, I didn't and I heard that I missed an interesting scene. Also, this just might be the first movie I've seen where Hopkins doesn't play someone deranged and creepy.
Goodwin and Hudson

Something Borrowed (PG-13)
Starring: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield
A typical rom-com, but Goodwin's charm and Krasinski's comic relief made this movie for me. Hudson is pretty annoying (playing the same role she always does) and Egglesfield is quiet and good-looking... although I have to say I didn't have much sympathy for his character and it left a bad taste in my mouth when (SPOILER) Goodwin ended up with him. I would have chosen John Krasinski any day :)

Damon and Blunt
Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt
Yeah, I finally got around to seeing this movie. And speaking of John Krasinski, I really wish that I could be Emily Blunt. She gets to be married to Krasinski AND makeout with Matt Damon. Lucky woman. Anyway, I've heard other people say that this movie is "Inception with romance," which is pretty true; it has the same kind of play-with-your-mind scenarios that Inception had, except that instead of messing with your dreams, the Adjusment Bureau messes with your decisions and interferes with your everday life. The chemistry between Damon and Blunt was incredible, and I liked the theme it was trying to convey - that life is a test, and we really don't know the reasons behind every event that happens to us. Is it chance, or is God behind it all? Or is it a mixture of both?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring Term Blows

i just wanna playyy. and read books for fun. watch all the tv and movies i want. relax. be lazy.

can i just be here already?

more movie reviews coming later. (Thor and Something Borrowed). GET PUMPED

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Almost 10 years... I was 9 years old on 9/11. Osama Bin Laden - World's Best Hide-and-Go-Seek Champion - has finally been defeated. Hallelujah. 

Favorite quote from the CNN article: "Hundreds of people arrived at the White House late Sunday night and chanted, "USA! USA!" They then chanted, "Hey, hey, goodbye!" in reference to the demise of bin Laden and then spontaneously sang the national anthem." Oh, people of America. How I love thee.