Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Fellow the 9th

Today's Friday Fellow isn't a villain or even terrifying, but he is the star of a few of my most favorite "scary" movies. He's the good kind of scary. The kind where you feel comfortable, but still a little nervous. The kind where you can actually hold a boy's hand or eat popcorn because you don't have to cover your eyes or plug your ears. The kind where bumps in the night, while watching the movie, make you jump, but you can still go to the bathroom by yourself.

His movies are just fun. And he's pretty darn handsome if I do say so myself!

Hip hip hooray for....


(Sorry this is a short one... but I just got back from a fun filled night at Jasen's Haunted Forest with Tiff! I'll tell you more about it tomorrow, but just know- she pushed me down and ran off to get away from the bad guys! Not kidding!!!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Reasons I LOVE Halloween!

I know this seems similar to my other list... but this one is JUST Halloween!!! Go slow week. I don't want you to be over yet!

10. Scary music
9. Candy galore!
8. Corn mazes
7. Scary movies!!!
6. Jasen's Haunted Forest
5. Pumpkin Seeds
4. Awesome decorations
3. Costumes/ Trick-or-Treaters
2. Scary stories

I have a ton more reasons... but there you go! Hurray for Halloween!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Memory Monday

I know you have all been waiting for this moment all week. My scary story for this lovely Halloween week! I can't believe only one more week to celebrate the best time in the world... :( Sigh... at least there are some good times coming up to help let go of the post-Halloween blues.

But! We are still part of the fun that is Halloween... so here is a real life scary story. oK, it won't be that scary for you, but for some reason, it freaked out Hi-D, Djinn and I!

A preface for this story is that at this time in our lives, Hi-D, Djinn and I would often go and visit the lovely apartment #42. They were a great bunch of guys and we had many a good time with them!

One evening as we were over there, the boys were already in the middle of watching "Carrie", the crazy movie based off of one of Stephen King's books. I love Stephen King, and it was the TV version, so we thought "Why not?". I mean, how scary can a TV movie be??? Well, apparently VERY scary!!!

The movie freaked us out. Completely. I'm not sure exactly why. It is a little devilish... but not anymore than any of his other movies I don't think. (I can't really say for sure because I refuse to ever watch that movie again. Because of this night. I'm not kidding. Me, the fan of scary movies... never again with this one!)

Well the boys offered to drive us home, which we accepted immediately. We lived across two parking lots from them, and usually we were fine to walk home. Even at night... but like I said, this movie had freaked us out.

Being as we were still scared by the time we got home, we decided to go up to Hi-D and Djinn's room and listen to happy music and try to relax and forget about that terrible things we had just seen. We were doing a pretty good job there for awhile. Granted I put a happy face drawn on a sticky note over the face of Djinn's "Crow" poster, but besides that, we were getting better.

UNTIL... (isn't there always an until???)

Our lights started flickering!!! I'm not kidding. Someone or someTHING was making our lights go on and off. This was the end. We were freaked out completely all over again!!! Djinn and Hi-D were camped out on there beds and I stationed myself by the door. There was NO way I wasn't going to be the first one out the door when the monster came in to get us!

We assumed it was the boys, and called them to tell them it wasn't funny. They promised it wasn't us... but we didn't believe them. The light flickering stopped and we eventually calmed down and relaxed.

The thing is, this was a time way before cell phones were had by all. I don't think anyone of us owned one at the time... or any of our friends really, so when we called and found out they were home, they REALLY had to be home.

As happens, the night continued and we watched cartoons or some such silly thing and finally relaxed. But I promise, we were terrified!!! (We later found out it was a DIFFERENT set of friends who were playing a trick on us by flicking our lights. They had no idea we had just watched a scary movie and were near tears the whole time they were playing with us. They just thought it would be silly fun. Maybe on any other night it would have been.)

I look back now and I'm not so sure how I would react today. Like I said, I have refused to watch "Carrie" ever again. But I've watched other Stephen King movies, and LOVE scary movies on the whole. Maybe it was just the night. Who knows. But I still hold to the fact that that was one of the SCARIEST nights I have ever lived through!!!

And if you will listen to any advice I ever give on this blog... let it be this:


(I can't even put a picture of Carrie up here... that's how I hate it!!! Sorry Steve.)

The End

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunset Sunday

So my thoughts for you today have to do with Kitty. Not the typical "she's so adorable, listen what she did this time..." way, but more her and really any animal or pet out there.

Kitty's thoughts on life are so simple. Just laying in a ray of sunshine, cuddling up on a cover, or getting a taste of some yogurt is what makes her the happiest. And if she gets cranky, she gives a yell and off she goes to be by herself. Why can't life be that simple for us? Why can't we just let go of things with a simple yell. Or just be happy that the sun is shining on our faces?

Instead we have to keep thinking about what all of our next steps are. We have to over analyze what everything meant or didn't mean. We have to make all of adventures better than the last.

Don't get me wrong- those are great times too, and I'm the first person to sit down with my friends and over analyze everything a boy said to them! Those are some of my greatest times. But sometimes, just sitting on a bench at the Capitol building and staring at nothing is great.

Sometimes nothing is the most exciting of all...

Find some time do to nothing this week.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

8th Friday Fellow

So my latest crush and Friday Fellow is someone I just met a few weeks ago. He's on one of my newest favorite shows, "Glee" ... and it should be one of your's! SO funny!!! Not only is he adorable!, but he can sing and dance too. Seriously, what could be better than that???

I don't know much about him, but I love him all the same. Sometimes you really can have love at first sight! Hmmmm....

I would like to introduce to you


I couldn't find any dancing clips... but here he is singing. Yay!


Thursday, October 22, 2009


I don't have a theme for Thursdays yet... so I'm just going to share a few videos with you.

The "Shining" is one of the BEST books I've ever read. And a pretty scary movie. It's one of those mess with your mind movies... Good times for Halloween. Here it is with a little twist:

Tee hee hee! And if you haven't seen the Simpson's version of this movie yet... it's a MUST!

And to keep in tune with the Halloween spirit, here's a scary movie I think we should all check out:

And finally, one for the whole family. Oh John Candy... we miss you so!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

So I think Tuesday will be dedicated to Top Ten Lists... I know Dave was a sassy boy, but I interned with the show and it was a great time! The show in the whole is not just Dave. Plus Bettymuffin and I would put these together all the time at work. Such fun!

So here is my list for today:

Top Ten Reasons Today Was So Great

10. I got to use a "Family Guy" reference today.
9. I didn't have to get up early.
8. Breakfast was Lucky Charms!
7. I watched "The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror XX" and it was GREAT!
6. Jake gave one of my video ideas the funny stamp of approval.
5. Jess shared her Pixie Sticks with me. Yum!
4. A new "Alice In Wonderland" book came into work.
3. A cute guy flirted with me at work.
2. I had Jimmy John's for lunch.
1. I had a great hair day!!! Nothing is better than that.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Memory Monday

This memory goes out to Halloween and my longest-running friend... Kristyn Michelle Hensler Devine! We've known each other for 20 years now... longer than not knowing each other. What good times.

This one was SO scary the night it happened... and sometimes when I think about it... it still gives me a little shiver.

Kristyn lived out in a farm town in New York called Virgil when we were growing up. She lived on a farm and thus had PLENTY of lawn for us to camp out. One night we decided to sleep in the tent out in her front yard. I'm not even sure what frightened us to begin with. We weren't telling scary stories or had just finished a scary movie. I'm sure we were just talking about boys- one of our most favorite topics- that or New Kids On The Block. Probably how we were going to marry them. (Let me throw in that this story takes place when we were in like 10th or 11th grade.)

Well, suddenly Kristyn heard a sound outside and shushed me and herself right up. We just laid there and listened. I'm not sure if we really did hear anything... but we were freaked out enough that we were hearing everything. And while I can't prove it for sure, we were both POSITIVE that we saw a light go over the tent!!! We listened and listened, but still heard nothing.

Our fear now was how were we going to get back in to the house and not get caught by whatever monster or serial killer was out there!!! We did what every girl would do. We grabbed each other's hands and ran into the house at full speed. Remember now, we were just in her front yard and were probably not even 100 yards from her house. The worst thing that could have gotten us was a cow. But we made it inside, closed all the windows and doors and probably didn't get a very good sleep that night. It was the most scared I think we've ever been... well except that time we were running from the pizza guys, but that's a different story in itself! :)

Oh the good times. To this day we still don't know if there was anything there... but we did hear stories of how a killer with a hook was roaming the towns and scratching on car roofs. I'm sure that was it!

Stay tuned next Memory Monday when I tell you about the scariest night I ever had in college involving My Hi-D and Djinn! That one really was a yucky night...

Till then... Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Sunset

So I've come up with another theme day for me. It's better for me to have themes because then I don't sit all day and wonder what in the world to write about. :) I already have Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Why not a Sunday? I'll think of the other days soon. One of my very good friends Jenny has theme days, and if she doesn't mind.. I'm going to follow suit. Melissa Skinner and I used to have a lunch radio show with themes for each day. We loved it! So here we go...

Sunsets are the time to just sit back and think and not worry about life around you. So with these blogs, I'm just going to throw some things out there for you to think about for the week.

Today I'm just going to give you a few questions to ponder this week...

-- What was the best thing before sliced bread?
-- If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?
-- Why is it that I don't ever have to pee at night until I've found the most comfy spot in bed?

Friday, October 16, 2009

A look at my 7th Friday Fellow...

It's been a bit... but I'm back and doing good. And so the tradition must go on!!! (Really, this is my favorite day. How can you not love to talk about cute boys?!?)

Today's Friday Fellow is loved by many, but not more than his lab partner Brain. And me!

Ladies and Gentlemen....


I love him so because he just knows how to have fun. He never gives up, and never lets anything get him down. He knows how to play and have fun, but at the same time, knows when it's time to get to work and try to take over the world!

I try to live life with a carefree attitude and Pinky helps me to remember how to do that. He always knows what Brain is thinking and is never short of a laugh.

(And how can you not love those eyes!)

Hip Hip Hooray for Pinky!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Yay! It's almost bed time!!!

Dear You All--

I just had a long day at work, and I'm tired. It takes a bit to get the energy back. SO, I'm going to give you three quotes to think about. We haven't done this in a bit. Hope you enjoy them.

Sweet dreams. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite!

-- Tams

"A smile happens in a flash, but it's memory can last a lifetime."

"I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I'm with you."

"Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Memory Monday

I'm back and alive!!! Sorry to worry you all... I was sick with a terrible head cold that turned into what we believe is bronchitis. Man alive!!! I'm getting better now, but it was no good before. I was having old man coughs and a voice none of you would have recognized. It was quite lovely. But I'm getting better. I still have a cough and not much energy... but I'm on the mend. So on to business! My memory for today...

This story goes back to my college years at SUU. I'm not sure why this one popped into my head... but it's fun!

So we all lived in this lovely apt in Cedar City. It was #1 and it was grand!

One night our dear Melissa decided to make some Lemon Chicken I think it was??? (Melissa? Heidi? Do you remember exactly?) All I know is that all of a sudden we had a crazy grease fire that was going up the cupboards and microwave!!! Whoa!

It wasn't serious enough to call the fire dept, but we did get our next door neighbor to come over and he helped us put it out. Like I said, it wasn't too serious, but I think we all were a little startled. Later, it was very funny! We still don't really know how this all came about.

So there is my fun memory for this Monday. It's not the greatest... but I'm still not up to par. I'm getting there though, and next Monday will crack you up!!!

Tomorrow I shall tell you about my lovely Saturday and my lovely Bek Shmek! So stay tuned...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October!!!

I LOVE October!
I love it because it's time to get out the long sleeved shirts and socks and sneakers out.
I love it because the leaves start changing color.
I love it because you can get all snuggly in your sweatshirts.
I love it because you ONLY have to wear a sweatshirt still.
I love it because Starbucks has Pumpkin Spice Steamers again.
I love it because candy is everywhere.
I love it because football (and by that I mean the NFL) is in full swing again.
I love it because you can wear scarves again.
I love it because scarves are still only a fashion statement at this point.
I love it because TV shows are either already going or starting up again.
I love it because it's not too warm to cuddle.
I love it because Marie Callendar is having Pie Month.

I love it most of all because of this:

Halloween is my most favorite holiday!

I love the scary stories!
I love the scary movies!
I love the decorations!
I love the candy!
I love the donuts!
I love the cider!
I love the ghosts!
I love the witches!
I love the pumpkins!
I love the Jack-o-lanterns!
I love the costumes!
I love the trick-or-treaters!
I love the black cats! (Especially ones with a little white on the bellies and paws...) :)
I DON'T love the haunted houses, but the haunted forests aren't too bad!
I love the scary music! (well maybe not the kids singing...)
I love the ghost hunters!

I LOVE IT!!!!!!