Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We're so Excited

Ok so this picture looks like a mug shot but I did my best. She was a little confused that I was making her hold a piece of paper. I'm sure she will look a little more excited as she starts to understand what is really going on here. Jacob and I are so excited about the shocking news we found out last week. I had no idea. I went to the Dr. for something else and he called me the next day to tell me I was 6 weeks pregnant. I was so excited I forgot to ask him what my test results were for the reason I went to see him in the first place.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Here's a fun thing to do...
As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Which Batman is Better?

It's so sad to see Burton getting all this hate from all these supposed Batman fans. Most people don't know about all the garbage Burton had to go through just to make Batman remotely dark. The Batman everyone was used to was the Adam West Pow Bang Wham, hokey bright colors and Gordon waiting by the red phone for Batman to answer and save Gotham. Burton took Frank Miller's ideas of a dark, gothic Gotham and turned into a reality. And he had to fight Warner Brothers every step of the way. Michael Keaton did just as good of a job as Christian Bale at Bruce/Batman, if not better. And the studio fought Keaton's role the entire way. Burton wanted a darker Joker, but Jack Nicholson wanted to do him a certain way, too. The studio sided with Jack, because he was the one who would help make the studio money from the film. (I bet the reason Burton killed the Joker was so he wouldn't have to work with Nicholson again.)

Burton's film is the superior one (though not the more exciting or intense one) because he doesn't load it down with extraneous dialogue like Nolan did, he didn't stretch the film out too long (half hour shorter), and he still made it beautiful. Nolan's film has no concept of art, he leaves no handprint on it, it's just brilliant action, an incredibly well-constructed villain, and holy-crap effects. The characters in the original are so much more real than the new films, where everyone has a feeling of "I'm here to do this for the plot." (This is why half of the audience leaves thinking "at what point did Harvey Dent become evil?") You may hate the Prince music, but Danny Elfman's score is INCREDIBLE, and blows Hans Zimmer/ James Newton Howard's out of the water. Their score sounds exactly like Pirates of the Caribbean and Gladiator (guess who wrote those scores?).
Dark Knight is a dang good entertaining film, but as far as a piece of art goes, it's not up there with Burton's Batman, which is both visually stunning and entertaining. That's why Burton's film will stand the test of time, whereas only Heath Ledger's Joker will continue to impress for years to come.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Trip To Utah

Jacob keeps asking my why I haven't blogged about our trip to Utah yet. I have just been lazy so here it finally is. We had so much fun. Lily enjoyed playing with her grandparents and cousins. We went to Lagoon. Lily was not so sure what she thought about it. In the cart behind her are her cousins Ty and Cody.

We had fun at Jacob's sister Shannons house. She has some chickens that Lily really liked.
Drinking disgusting pool water with cousin Cody.

My sister Sarah and brother Dave in action.

Watching fireworks. My nephews Sam and Ty were so cute sitting together.

Lily loved this magnifying glass

Chillin like villains in our favorite persons pool.

The kids had so much fun with my mom in this little bouncy play thing

Where is Lily?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Layton Open

My family is pretty competitive at miniature golf. Mostly because I make such a big deal out of it. Tonight, my dad, my brother Adam, Kat, and myself, all competed at the Layton Miniature Golf Course. It was pretty intense. My dad, Kat, and I were all locked in a tense match. After the front 9, I led Kat by two strokes, and my dad by three. Unfortunately, I double bogeyed on the 11th and Kat and my dad both birdied, giving Kat a one stroke lead, and tying me and Dad. There wasn't much laughter after that. My dad actually eyed a couple of holes to make sure the line was good. Things only got worse for me. I bogeyed another hole that Kat birdied, giving her a three stroke lead on the 15th, and putting me two behind dad. I managed a birdie on a par three 16 while Kat and Dad settled for par. Then we reached hole 17, the Great Equalizer, THE VOLCANO. Everyone hates the volcano, but I refused to be daunted. A hole one gave a good shot, but I had to wait and see how Kat and Dad would do. Fortunately for me, the volcano proved to be their undoing, and both settled for triple bogeys, enough to give me the lead going into the gimme hole 18. I have to say, Kat and I need to go mini-golfing more often, because she's dang good. Once she gets those volcanoes down, I don't think I'll be able to beat her.