Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Most Expensive Pictures Ever Taken

So, I don't get it, and that's probably because I'm a man and the Y chromosome prevents it. But what is the big deal with Skye Johannsen? She takes pictures of naked babies, washes out the color, bleaches the skin via photoshop (or some other computer program), and then sells them for a bajillion dollars a pose. Bajillion is not an actual number (as far as I know). I have cute nephews. I do, I can't help it. Not all nephews are created equally, and so chances are that some of you reading this don't have as cute nephews as mine because if mine are cute than someone else's aren't: simple math. I don't think they needed a "skye-jo" extreme makeover to be even cuter, but again... Y chromosome. I'm glad for Becca getting these pictures taken, I refuse, naturally, to post the nude ones because I personally find it offensive. And yet I will brag about the cuteness of my nephews, and you will, of course, agree, not because of the skye-jo factor, but the fact that they're just inherently good looking. So, without further ado, I give you: Ty and Cody in The Most Expensive Pictures Ever Taken...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Musical Blogs- Another Rant

When I first got into blogging, one of the attractive features was being able to share my music whenever someone came to my site. I did not think to myself: "Cool! Now I can force people to listen to my music." I looked into doing it and found some reputable sites that allowed you to download this feature, but then I realized something: "What if certain people don't LIKE my kind of music?"
And that's when I decided NOT to put music on my blog. Now, I know there's all kinds of arguments to my way of thinking: in-store music, riding in someone else's car, calling services that have on-hold music, etc. But most of these are easily rebutted, and so I won't go into them all. But I will go into this one: If someone is riding in MY car, I usually let them "deejay" so that they can listen to whatever they want, not what I want. I have a friend who loves Smashing Pumpkins (yes, Sarah, I'm talking about him) and he even listens to it in the car. Loud. Now, being around him has certainly helped me appreciate Smashing Pumpkins more, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to it EVERY TIME I'm around him. He also listens to The Cardigans, Queen, and Danny Elfman to name a few things. So, if you play music on your blog, here's something to think about: are you sharing, or are you forcing me to hit the mute button on my computer just because I want to see what's going on in your life?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Answers to my being tagged.

I don't really know what to say about myself but her it goes.......

1. I absolutely adore children. I have always loved kids but ever since I have had one of my own I have grown more tender-hearted for all kids. I get really emotional when I see kids that I think are so cute and sweet even when I don't know them. I don't usually cry unless I am by myself and I see a really sweet picture of a baby or something. Jacob can't be in the same room with me when I read parenting magazines because I make him look at all the cute babies on every page.

2. I love to bake. I make cookies way more often then I should because I love making them as much as eating them. I can't wait till Lily is older and we can make cookies together. I don't like cooking in general as much because I am not very good at it. It seems every meal I make never turns out how I thought it would so I just get upset. One of my goals for this year is to master the art of cooking. I am determined to get it right even if it takes me all year.

3. I love old old black and white movies. When we first moved here I rented them from the library and watched them just about every day. It got to the point where I started thinking and dreaming in black and white. I used to make fun of my mom when I was younger because she always watched old movies and I thought she was crazy. My favorite movie however is You've Got Mail. I have watched that one multiple times in a 24 hour period.

4. I like to read although I don't do it very often and I don't know why. My favorite author is my husband, Jacob. I love seeing how his imagination works. I am glad that he likes to write because when I was little I used to write little stories all the time. I have always wanted to write childrens books. I have started a few of them. My favorite children's books are Amelia Bedelia and all Dr. Seuss.

5. I don't like to travel. I love the idea of being somewhere exotic but I don't want to travel there. I hate driving and I am absolutely terrified of flying. I am excited for family vacations though when we get more kids.

6. I love the smell of laundry detergent because it is the smell of clean. I love it when I get in bed at night after washing my bedding and smelling the freshness of my pillow and blanket. Sometimes when I am at the grocery store I have to walk down the cleaning isle just to smell it.

so there you have it. I Tag Becca.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I got tagged

I don't really endorse this sort of behavior, but it's familial, so I'll respond to it. My sister "tagged" me which means I have to say six things about myself.... The only problem with that is I wear my brain on my sleeve, so everything I write will be pretty apparent to most people. Well, here goes:

1. I hate bumper stickers. I hate them so much! They're tacky, gaudy, and often liberal. Most often, I find myself wanting to rear-end the person with them on his or her car (especially if it's a large red letter between T and V). On the other hand, I want to own a mini-cooper painted totally blue and white with huge Y's on each door.

2. I read spider-man comic books. Still. Even at 25, I buy them and read them. I won't let little kids read them because either their fingers will be dirty or they'll get too excited and bend the pages. Ironic, isn't it?

3. I have incredibly eclectic tastes in music. Probably more so than anyone I know. There's not a single genre of music that I don't like at least something in. For country, I tolerate Rascal Flatts because they're on the verge of pop anyways. I like Eminem for his brilliant lyrics and beat, some hard rock like Metallica, techno, opera, classical. You name it, I like something in that genre. Lately, I've been getting into older stuff like Queen and Buddy Holly.

4. I've officially read more Stephen King than any other author with two exceptions: K.A. Applegate and R.L. Stine. I'm reluctant to count them because they wrote long series of books. Animorphs and Goosebumps, respectively. And the word count of all those books is relatively low. Either way, I have to say that Stephen King is now my biggest influence on my writing. Scary? No, not really.

5. I've been pregnant twice. This has a long backstory with alien abductions that I'd rather not get into because it's embarrassing. However, let's just say that UFOs are very real and a cross species of Human and Frijjurtyx is not pretty. I think the mothers of my children gave them up for interstellar adoption. I thought about fighting for the rights to keep them but couldn't get a ride on a Class A5 starship to Galaxy M14-h. It took me a while to get over this.

6. I don't really like Star Wars. I used to, but I one day realized that the movies just aren't that good. The only exception to this is Empire Strikes Back. My family will all probably roll their eyes because I've become a critic, but more power to me, I say. My philosophy is I don't eat crap, so why would I watch it? Soap box over.

Ta da!

Oh yes... I tag Kat.