adventures in awesomeness…

Because My Dad Wanted His Photo On My Blog.

Thursday was super busy. We finally (finally) finished the Kensington House. Yes, your eyes have not deceived you. The K. House is finished. Thorn removed! Then we headed to Adelle’s for one last girl’s night. Liz brought over a new song and we worked on that while Matt busted out some decent equipment to re-recorded our song. Now you can actually hear the lyrics!  I’ll post the complete version as soon as it’s ready!

We’re all wearing the same thing!

We raced from Adelle’s to my sister’s for movie night. This week was my turn and (you guessed it) I picked Twilight: New Moon. But since everyone except my dad had seen this movie, we decided watch it with Riff Trax. My dad was skeptical about it, saying that we could do our own commentary. Now my sister and my dad are probably two of funniest people I know so I don’t doubt that we could pull off our own commentary, but this is easier and we wouldn’t have to worry about getting drawn into the film and wondering whether or not Jacob gets to make his move on Bella or if Edward exposes himself to the Volturi. Why did writing “Volturi” make me feel giggly and embarrassed?

Marilu, Dad, Lizzie, and Elise awaiting the best night of their lives!

After wrestling with technical sync issues, serving food, and shooing the kids out of the living room (Brianna volunteered to baby-sit),we got the movie under way.

Our beautiful babysitter – who stopped babysitting to watch the movie.

The New Moon Riff Trax did not fail to deliver. While it wasn’t quite as funny as the original Twilight (Lllllaaadies!), it made my dad a fan. He plans on telling everyone about it.

Two of the funniest people I know.

They totally cracked Edward’s spray-on abs “…and theaters full of teenagers learned the hard way, that some things are best left to the imagination.” and Jacob’s ultra-white teeth “…whoa, hey there, slow down with the bleach!”

“He thinks they’re voting whether to renew the Maxim subscription.”

The best: “A hobbit lay here, and the other… they crawled… their hands were bound.” I believe the whole room cheered to hear Aragon quoted in a Twilight movie. Classic. Lord of the Rings rules!!

It’s official. I am a nerd. Damn.


Can I Wear a Onesie Today?

So I got out of the shower today and something was different. Maybe it was the fact that the annoying lady in green from the Tampax commercials decided to visit. Or maybe it was the right-handed, open palm slap to the face Jaxon woke me up with. POW! Or maybe, like Samsa, I had metamorphosed… but not into a Ungeziefer. No, no, no. This is was a good different, good like tucking your shirt into your underwears, rocking a jbf pony, and eff wearing pants for the day. (Of course, I did have to eventually put a pair of pants on, but it was done with great reluctance.) I’ve evolved. Every so often it happens. You’ll wake up and think, wow…  I forgot to save my work and it was all deleted. Yep, that is what I think when I wake up after evolving. And I then wish that I would evolve into saving my effing work!!! (It’s been a bad habit since freshman year. Ugh.)

Soooooo, since my blog post is gone, it is up to me to come up with something spectacular on the spot. Trouble is I had a really icky dream that made me very, very, very sad. There was a lot of stuff about taking too long to clean kitchens, bikes and falling into chasms, but what keeps replaying through my body is the feelings I felt after I was told that I was no longer loved. It came as a kick in the face, totally unexpected. A flood of emptiness and loneliness. And yet, it was just a dream. A dream that I know, that I fear, rings dead truth. I hate this sickening to my stomach that so enticingly tempts me into the spiraling black hole of self-despair (a horrible place to go, especially in a onesie).

And since, I am now back in my makeshift onesie (pants are totally over rated), I really can’t be going down any black holes. So onward. It’s Friday and for those of you who hate reading the depressing sadness that is sometimes my life (I know it’s hard to believe but even awesome people have bad days) its time for the FRIDAY FIVE!!!

Today’s Friday Five is brought to you courtesy of your friends at MST3K’s Riff Trax’s presentation of Twilight. (Llllllaadies!):

Being a hater! (I’m hating on some periods right now!)

Girl Scouts harassing you to buy their deliciously overpriced cookies.
Twilight with Lizzie (I’m gay! Line! Lllllaadies!)

Getting rejected in a dream
Actually laughing out loud at an IM instead of just writing “Ha ha”!!

Those “Real Values Commercials
The “pa-donk-a-donk” text!

Not knowing what to do
Doing something anyway!

Well I am in need of some serious sleep – got to wipe out this sore throat before it develops into something worse. Besides, I can’t have my REAL Age go up, I won’t be able to buy student priced airfare! Hasta luego mis amigos!