Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Movies in 2009 - so far, so good!

The last few months, Jeremy and I have been procrastinating on movies we'd like to see. We wait and wait and then when we finally decide to go see a movie, it's no longer playing in the theater. This happened with both Marley and Benjamin Button. So now I guess we wait until we can rent them. Oh, well.
So last week I decided to be proactive and see the movies we were interested in RIGHT AWAY. I went with a group of girlfriends to Bride Wars, not expecting much, just some cute actresses and lots of silliness. Bride Wars was that, but it was also, surprisingly, a pretty good flick! I even got into it enough to cry at the end.
Then, Jeremy and I had 'date night' and went to see Slumdog Millionaire. I thought it was one of the best, most well-made, beautiful, depressing, uplifting (yes, I know that doesn't make sense) movies I've seen in years. I absolutely recommend it. I love the way they tell the story. I know it's only January, but this is my "must-see" movie of 2009 so far.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I think a combination of laziness and excessive travel have kept me from updating my blog more regularly, but don't you worry! Blogging more often is one of my 2009 resolutions. For more, read on! Thanks to Andrea who I stole this little questionnaire from!

Life is about personal growth, right? :)

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? I travelled to new places! (Hawaii, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas!)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I think last year I resolved to lose weight, which I did! Yay!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, I had two close friends from college who had beautiful babies!

4. Did anyone close to you die? No, praise God!

5. What countries did you visit? My sister and I went to Vancouver, BC for a week.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? Maybe a new car? Maybe.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? March 18-29, NCAA Tournament, WSU's run to the Sweet 16, and getting to be there every step of the way. September 12th, flying to Texas, cramming in a football game, and flying back all in one day to avoid Hurricane Ike. November 22nd, incredible Apple Cup. And November 27th, flying to my new favorite place on earth, Hawaii.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I think just doing better at my job.

9. What was your biggest failure? The horrible Kid's Clinic I held last year (unorganized, not productive). I did better this year, but our numbers were down because of how bad it was last year... :(

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No!

11. What was the best thing you bought? A new golf driver. :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? I think my cheer and dance teams win this one - so far this year has been blissfully drama-free.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? As usual, the candidates running for office - Gregoire and Rossi were the worst.

14. Where did most of your money go? Mortgage, groceries, new bike for JP.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Being in Hawaii?

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? There's a LOT, but I'll say Jordin Sparks, No Air.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder?b) thinner or fatter?c) richer or poorer? happier, thinner, and about the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Worked out and read my Bible.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Gossip, drink, and watch TV.

20. How did you spend Christmas? TEN days in Spokane with the Wangs and Plewmans. Very nice.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008? I think I "stayed in love."

22. What was your favorite TV program? The Office, Ugly Betty.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I don't think so.

24. What was the best book you read? I got the most "sucked-into" the Twilight series, but the best book was probably Water for Elephants.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? I love Sara Bareilles.

26. What did you want and get? Clothes, and lots of them.

27. What did you want and not get? A car. Hopefully in the next 2 years.

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Ironman.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was in Hawaii, snorkeling and working Cougar Football. I turned 27.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? I really loved 2008. Maybe less time in front of the boob tube and more time spent with people.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? "Cheer-coach spandex-chic."

32. What kept you sane? My husband, Starbucks, my family, and blogging.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Can't think of one.

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Presidential race

35. Who did you miss? My girlfriends from college. I'm very cut off in Pullman.

36. Who was the best new person you met? I'd have to say Erika, my dance team coach.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. I think God is teaching me how selfish I am. Trying to work on that...

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. ??