Monday, July 27, 2009

{9 Little Piggies}

this little piggy went to the market,
this little piggy stayed home,
this little piggy had roast beef,
this little piggy had none,
and this little piggy went...

So of course I failed to take pictures of this, but last Monday, I broke my toe. As you all know, I am a very graceful person, full of poise, balance, athletic ability, and visual/spacial reasoning skills. Oh WAIT. That's right, I'm a big {klutz.} :)

The story isn't exciting (like the time I broke my foot pretending to be Kristi Yamaguchi when I was six. )

I simply stubbed it on a night stand. And it broke. But you can tell people that I got into a scuffle with some pirates if it makes you happy.

So, if you are ever doubting the importance and functionality of your ten little toes, try walking around on only nine of those little piggies. It's harder than you may think!

I'm sad I broke my toe, but I sure am grateful for nine healthy, happy, fully-functioning toes. :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Wickedly Rad Weekend

On Friday, I got to see Wicked for the third time. I went with my friend Jesse, his mom, and his sister, Emily. We ate at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and then headed to Gammage to see the show. Even though Fiyero was not played by Adam Lambert this time, the cast was great, especially considering that two huge roles were played by understudies (Elphaba and Boq).It was a great night!

My crazy shoes and my playbill. I love excuses to dress up!

On Saturday, I spent some time at Jen and Sean's. I love hanging out with my sister and her amazing family. Here is my cute little Lou Lou Belle hard at work trying to be like her daddy. :)
On Saturday evening, I went to a YSA party with some fabulous friends, Morgan and Kaytlin. It was a Blast from the Past party. We sported the 40s, 60s, and 80s. Morgan looks amazing and so classy in her 40s inspired dress, her gorgeous shoes, pearls, and that INCREDIBLE headpiece. Her hair and make up were perfect too! Kaytlin looks super cute in her totally mod sixties get up. And me? Here's my recipe for 80s garb that's "wickedly rad" (or totally ugly, depending on how you want to look at it!):
  • Bright blue eyeshadow
  • Light pink lipstick
  • Odd gold dangley earrings
  • Crimped hair
  • A poorly placed pony-tail, complete with scrunchy
  • A tacky gold heart-shaped necklace with red heart-shaped beads
  • A turquoise baggy top
  • Yellow tank top
  • Hot pink pencil skirt
  • Black leggings
  • Vans
  • Checkers (in the form of a sweatband and painted on my finger nails)
  • A snap bracelet
  • And finally, a blue plastic belt

All in all, it was a great weekend. :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear Disneyland,

Happy birthday!

54 years ago today, on July 17th, 1955, Disneyland was born.

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."

(Yes, I have that speech memorized.)

I sure wish I was in the park today! (But at least I get to go see Wicked tonight! :) )

Sunday, July 12, 2009


So I'm going to try to blog once a week now. And not just about Disneyland. If you have a Disneyland question though, feel free to ask! Anywho, I feel like I have nothing to blog about today, so I'm stealing an idea from a scrapbook page I once saw.

  • I can never answer the question, "What's your dream vacation?" There are just too many places I want to go!
  • I love my phone. I know it's bad to love material things, but my phone is my security blanket.

  • I hate peanut butter, except occasionally in Reese's.

  • I don't keep a journal, but I wish I did.

  • I am secretly in a band called As We Know It. I don't play an instrument. I sing harmony on ONE song. We've never had a performance or done any recording. And my other band member currently lives in another state. I definitely think this is going somewhere. :P

  • I think I could live off of bread and pasta. I would NOT do well on a low-carb diet!

  • I'm not really an animal person, but I love my dog, Maggie. I'm sad that she is getting old.

  • I kind of hate texting. I mean, I think it has its benefits and I think it's very convenient sometimes. I just miss the old days when people would actually pick up a phone when they wanted to just talk. (Or even talking face to face! Wow, those were the days!) :)

  • I love palm trees. I think they are so beautiful.

  • I love books. I love that brand-new book scent. I love how they look lined up on a bookshelf. I even love when the pages are all bent, the corners are tattered, and the spine gets so worn that the pages start falling out. That's the mark of a truly beloved book. :)

  • School and office supplies make me happy.

  • I enjoy scrapbooking, but I don't scrapbook. I really just collect scrapbooking supplies with the intent to scrapbook later. It doesn't ever happen though. :)
  • My family is hilarious. No wonder I like to be silly!
  • I love to laugh and smile. Who doesn't?
Well, that's all for now. I will try to be back next week!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Disneyland June '09

For the purposes of this blog post, we are going to pretend that I wrote this letter to Disneyland at the beginning of June.

Dear Disneyland,

I have missed you. These three long months away from you have been almost unbearable. I have heard you have changed. New fireworks show, new Fantasmic, new Woody's Roundup, and a new dance club as well? So many changes, such a little amount of time! I must come see you soon. Please save a place within your gates for me and my mom. I'm missing you so!


P.S. I visited your younger, larger sibling in Florida. They said to say hello!

I did finally visit and here's what I discovered:

A walkway that we've either forgotten about or yet to discover.
Wonderful live music. (As always)
Construction on the Wonderful World of Color lagoon, as well as the "new" Mickey's Fun Wheel (formerly known as the Sun Wheel).

Revamped Sun/Fun Wheel cars.

People making poor fashion choices. (I took this picture because of the shoes but now that I look at the outfit as a whole, I'm concerned on a whole new level!)

Beautiful flowers, like usual.
A creepy sign I've either never noticed, or forgot about.

A new parade.

People wearing jeans that are much tighter than they should be, way too colorful, and altogether unflattering.

More interesting fashion choices.
(At least she'll always know what time it is!)
Big Thunder breaking down.

(Here we are stuck on the ride. I love breaking down on rides. It is fascinating to me!)

That Big Thunder has giant spotlights they turn on when the ride breaks down.
That Billy is still my favorite show in the park.

That my mom is a great butterfly photographer.
Woody's Roundup. (New BBQ place)
Patriotic goats.

And some not so patriotic ones too.
That Pongo can jump.

That Pancho has brown fur.
The old stage coaches.
Hidden Mickeys.
Strange contests and even stranger contestants.

The old Mine train.
The Skyway station.
The man himself.
That construction on the new Dark ride is underway. (And that Whoopi's reign of weirdness is finally over!)
"New" Boardwalk games.

That the face of Screamin' has been made less cool.
That people sure chose to do odd things with their hair sometimes.
That I'm no longer creative when it comes to taking ride pictures.
That my mom is pretty convincing when it comes to playing a role. (Just joking mom. :) )

And that you, Disneyland, are still full of magic and discovery.

I discovered many things after my three-month-long absence. And now it's time for a new letter:

Dear Disneyland,

I miss you already. I immensely enjoyed visiting you last week. Why didn't you tell me about all the other new things? And why were so many of your new features broken? I enjoyed Magical, the new fireworks show, but Dumbo did not fly above the castle. (Although I do love Tink, too.) I loved Fantasmic, but wished I could have seen the new dragon and Flotsom and Jetsam in action! I didn't even know that the Electrical Light Parade had been redone and that Tinkerbell now has a float! And there is new music? And! I just found out about Enchantment, the new water and light show at Pixie Hollows! I know only one solution to this problem... I'll just have to visit you again!

See you soon!