Sunday, October 31, 2010

Well, to a diabetic they're downright terrifying.

Oh, Lorelai, you're just so entertaining with your wit about the diabetics and caramel apples for Halloween.

This Halloween, Kara came home from BYU for the weekend. She didn't actually come for Halloween, just happened that way. She did have a very entertaining idea for a costume. She thought it'd be funny to be a runaway bride. Come on Kat, wouldn't that have just been great. She didn't actually do it. She said maybe it's too soon, but perhaps next year. I'm all for it!

Here's what I did for Halloween!

I'm awesome, I know.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ok, don't concentrate too hard. Boys like 'em dumb, right?

Here's your Halloween present.

You're welcome.

Also? I've literally spent the last ten minutes just trying to think of a quote for a title for this post. I really need to get the show on DVDs. I'm forgetting too many quotes. I need to watch the shows again, so I'll remember more.

I need to stop thinking about this.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oh, I can hit the sticks on those brums.

Do you ever feel the urge to write, without having anything in particular to say? That's how I feel right about now.

It's Saturday afternoon, and I've accomplished a whole lot of nothing. Mostly, I've been playing Lego Star Wars, the original trilogy, on my PS2.

It's raining outside, with lots of thunder. Allegedly there's a tornado watch, which I always find entertaining. You know my love of tornadoes. :)

The Texas Rangers are going to the World Series for the first time ever in the 50 year career, and I'm pretty stoked about that. I think the reason that I love the Rangers, aside from the fact that I've lived here all my life, is that I absolutely love Nolan Ryan. I was there at his 7th no hitter game, May 1, 1991. I was 5, just about to be 6. I had no idea what was going on, but I was there! And last summer, when he was the Grand Marshal of the Arlington 4th of July Parade, he looked right at me and waved. My nana saw it. She'll vouch for me.

Now it's starting to really come down outside. The only thing is, I can't find Charlie. Muffin's inside, but Charlie is no where to be found. We're going to have one wet kitty when this blows over. Maybe I'll go try and find here again.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Yanks went with Mussina. They should have gone with Brown.

Last night the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees, 8-0. It was awesome!

But, I've come to learn that the Rangers winning or losing is all dependent upon me. I'll explain.

During the American League Division series, the Rangers played the Rays. The first two games were in Florida, and I didn't really watch the games, just checked out the scores after it was over, and we won. The next two games were here, and I watched them, or at least checked the scores pretty regularly, and we lost. The last game was back in Florida, and I didn't watch, and we won.

Now the Rangers are playing the Yankees. During the first game, I had just arrived in Utah for the weekend, and I checked the score very often. We were up 5-0 for most of the game, and then we blew it. The next day, I didn't watch the game, and we won. Last night was game three in New York, and I didn't watch, and we won.

But it's not just baseball I can't watch. I can't watch any sports. On Sunday, when I was in the airport waiting for my flight back to Texas, the Cowboys game was playing, and there was nothing better to do, so I watched. And we lost.

It's a good thing that I'm not a big sports fan, or else, not being able to watch would really suck.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Things just get stuck in my brain.

I swear I had something really awesome and funny to blog about. It was going to be great. You were gonna love it.

I now I have absolutely no recollection of what it was.

I remember where I was standing, and what book I was holding, which is not the book I bought.

I just have no idea what it was.

Maybe someday it will resurface. But I doubt it. I think it's lost, with that one piece of my soul that you killed, and whatever it was that we judged that day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Oh, the books, I can't wait to see the books

Ok, I have nowhere near the number of books as Rory. Heck, I don't have near the number of books as Kat. But I do love to read.

I just finished reading "The Unlikey Disciple - A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University" by Kevin Roose, and let me say, it was quite the read. I enjoyed it, for the most part. I felt like parts of it were repetitive, and redundant (Lorelai: It's repetitive. Rory: And redundant. Lorelai: It's repetitive. Rory: And redundant. Lorelai: We certainly are entertaining, Mac! Rory: Indubitably, Tosh!), and I don't necessarily agree with all of his thoughts or his methods, but it was an entertaining read.

The book was written by this guy who was a student at Brown, and he decided to take a semester at Liberty. He'd gone to the Thomas Road Baptist church with his boss once who was writing a book of his own, and realized that the congregants saw that he wasn't like them, the dynamic of the conversation changed. His thoughts were, to quote from the book, "What if I spent a semester at Liberty as a student? What if, instead of speculating about Christian college life from afar, I jumped over the God Divide and tried to experience it myself?" And what came from that is this book.

I must say that a lot of the characteristics of Liberty are similar to those of BYU. I mean, you pick up the back of the book and read, "No drinking, smoking, cursing, dancing, or R-rated movies...A sophomore at Brown University, Kevin Roose wasn't used to rules like those." With the exception of dancing, that's totally BYU. In the first chapter, he's talking about how much people at Liberty pray, and then he says, "Put it this way: if prayers emitted light, you'd see us from space." Then I thought about it, and I kind of wish praying did emit light. I would love to see a picture of the U.S. from space to see the glow coming from Utah. It would be awesome.

One of my favorite parts of the book is also about prayer, but it cracked me up. Growing up Mormon, our prayers are very formal. Not like Evangelicals, and their praying all at the same time, everyone saying something different, so you can't make out all the different speakers. So, after this group prayer Roose is part of, one of his friends makes the observation that God heard all of those different prayers even in the midst of all that chaos. Then the friend says, and here's the part that cracked me up, "Man, God is a stinkin' baller!" I don't think I would have ever described God as a baller, but it was pretty entertaining.

So, I can't give away everything in the book, I'm just saying that it's definitely worth the read. Kat, if you ever wanted a semi-close look at a religious school without having to go to a religious school, seriously, read the book. No, it's definitely not Mormon, but there are many similarities. Worth the read.

By the way, when I was coming up with the title to this post, my first thought was the quote from season two, the episode where Chris comes with Sherry to Rory's debate. The episode after the basket festival where Lane gets in trouble. Anyway, she says "Do you wanna hear how I used up my five minutes of phone time today? Talking to trying to get them to overnight it to me in a plain package with a return address referencing something Korean and religious." That occurred to me because, while this post is really "religious" it references something religious. Just thought you'd like to know the thought process. I have a weird brain.

Update on 10/10/10 - A question; now that I've recently finished reading two books, what should I start reading next? Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This from a woman with a Hello Kitty waffle iron.

I got rid of my second blog, which now makes this my second blog. I'm back down to two. Yay me.

And what's sadder is that I think I just spent the last half hour looking up a quote that I felt was suitable for this post's title.

That's all I came up with, although I did consider "I love my little circus freak." and "Look at all the pretty candy!"

I'm sure we'll get around to those someday. I wonder if this blog will last long enough that we'll run out of quotes. Then we'll actually have to think of our own titles. Scary.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A kid, like a goat? A kid, like a daughter, April.

I've decided that Vanessa Marano, also known as April Nardini, is stalking Lorelai, I mean, Lauren Graham. She suddenly just shows up as Luke's long unknown daughter, and I thought her character was really annoying, and now she's showing up in Lauren Graham's new show Parenthood. She's going to be the girl her son likes. (though, I'm kind of disappointed, cause I was determined her son was going to be gay. Oh well).

Watch the clip:

I don't know how I feel about this. I didn't really like her character on Gilmore Girls, and I don't think I'm going to like her here either.

Why is April stalking Lorelai? I don't get it.