Sunday, May 29, 2011

While in San Diego...

I pretty much decided that I want to get married here:
San Diego LDS Temple
And then have my reception/stay the night here:
Lodge at Torrey Pines

Lodge at Torrey Pines
Also you should watch this incredibly over-the-top video they have advertising their lodge: Click Here. (And yes, there really are kilt-wearing men that open your car, and REAL bellhops all dressed up like they are in movies with a hat and everything that take care of your luggage). (Side note: I felt super sorry for the kilted men because it was REALLY cold outside... I hope they had some covering on underneath unlike real Scottish men.)

The lodge was where my family had a luncheon after my cousin's graduation (the reason why we went to San Diego in the first place). It's famous for its golf course because it's where they had the 2008 US Open (cool, but ummm don't care about golf). It has a view of the ocean, it is beautiful, and the food was freakin' amazing. I would definitely love to get that food again (hence the wedding reception idea).

To me, I think this is a wonderful plan, except for the whole... I need to find a man to marry first. Oh and the fact that this would cost a FORTUNE, and therefore either I need to come into some money through a long lost relative or publishing a best-seller/becoming famous OR my future husband has to be rolling in some Benjamins himself.

Yeah... we'll see if my wish actually comes true. But, other than that, San Diego was beautiful and cold which I loved since when I came back to Texas it was disgustingly hot (in comparison) and I wanted to go back immediately. I actually don't think I'd mind living there either, but we'll see if that ever happens either. Here's a few other pics to enjoy:
Me at the beach on Coronado

Some beautiful plants on the University of San Diego campus
Went to the Mormon Battalion historical site (which was way fun and interactive, definitely recommend if you're in the area)

My awesome family purposefully taking an awkward family photo

Friday, May 27, 2011

FOTW: Chris O'Dowd

This week's FOTW was a last minute change. As you might have noticed, it's coming a little later in the week than normal. I didn't have a post already lined up and I was trying to think about who it should be. I had a few in mind that had come about because of recent conversations, but now I'm REALLY glad I didn't just put one of them up (they'll get on here eventually, I'm sure). Why?

Because I saw Bridesmaids last night, and not only did I laugh my butt off, but I fell in love.

First off, if you haven't seen Bridesmaids and you are a female between the ages of 20 and 70 and not morally opposed to Rated R movies, you need to go see this film. Not only is it hilarious but it is also touching and has a great message.

Second, the man who plays the main love interest is ADORABLE!!! The whole time I kept thinking, this main is cute, has an accent, and his character is just so dang precious! As soon as I came home, I looked him up on IMDB. Chris O'Dowd (the last picture is him in my favorite part in Bridesmaids):

Turns out, I've seen him before, only he had a full beard and played a bad guy (it was Gulliver's Travels, which I'm sure none of you saw. What can I say? I'm a fan of Jack Black.). He hasn't been in much stuff, at least nothing I've really seen, but he is cute. Not a hunk, but adorable nonetheless.

Now, it could be because of the character he plays in Bridesmaids, which I would like to add I was not the only one who fell in love with them in that theater because there were several women behind us that were ooh-ing and aww-ing right along with me. His character is so sweet and tries to do well and be supportive/encouraging to Kristen Wiig's character, and you just can't help but love him.

Also... did I mention he has an accent? Because he does... he's Irish!

So a little belated but well worth it, the FOTW is Chris O'Dowd.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FOTW: Lee Pace

A while ago some friends told me that I should watch Pushing Daisies mainly because it was cute and funny and because it had Kristen Chenowith in it, who I think is pretty amazing. Then my mom watched it and told me the same thing. Then I discovered it was on Netflix Instant Streaming and got really excited!

Thanks to Netflix, Pushing Daisies has turned out to be the TV show I watch while I make my cakes and the decorations for them. I don't know why this is, but it is. And, since I made some decorations this last weekend, I of course watched a few episodes of this awesome show (honestly, you should watch it too because it's cute, and I'm so sad it got canceled) and was reminded of how cute, handsome, and adorable the main character is:

Lee Pace is cute, and what I love is he isn't like GORGEOUS like a hunk, but he is very cute and handsome. I'll be honest though, I am pretty much only basing this judgement on his appearance in Pushing Daisies. I looked him up on IMDB, and I really haven't seen anything else he's been in, or if he's been in it, I can't recall his character in it (When in Rome, for example). BUT, he is going to be in Breaking Dawn (meh) and The Hobbit (WOOT!).

However, after some research (aka googleing and IMDB bio reading), I discovered some things about him that make me like him even more:

  • He was born in Oklahoma (which is not as good as being born in TX, but it's close!)
  • He grew up in Houston (see he did finally get to Texas!!!)
  • The man was so good at acting he went to Julliard. JULLIARD PEOPLE!!!
So this week's FOTW is Lee Pace: mostly Texan, Julliard graduate, and all around handsome man.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Glorious Weekend of Nothingness

Ok, I lie, it wasn't really nothingness, but it was the first weekend in a long while that I didn't have to worry  or procrastinate doing school work!

Yes, on Wednesday, I finished my first year of grad school. Pretty crazy huh?

I survived!

And now that I was done I got as much social interaction with others and doing things I like as I could:

  • Wednesday night I hung out with some girlfriends until much later than I should have since I had work the next day. 
  • Thursday... I don't even remember what I did, which of course means it must have been awesome and chill (I probably just chilled at home with the fam, honestly... actually now that I think about it... I think I went shopping). 
  • Friday I had off and got my hair did and then went to a party and then the movies with some friends. 
  • Then on Saturday I went garage-saleing with my dad, little bro and sis (which was an adventure) and then I spent the rest of the day shopping and chatting it up with one of mi amiga mayor. :)
  • Sunday was... you know Sunday, but I did get to sleep in and then I spent the night making cupcake decorations for a baby shower this weekend.
I know... you're pretty jealous. Well, don't be... you could be one of these friends in the future because I'm only taking one online class this summer, so I'm going to live it up as best I can.

Who wants to party next?!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

FOTW: James McAvoy

If you know me but at all, you know that I have a great affinity for a man with an accent. This week's FOTW is definitely a man with an accent, more importantly, a hot man with an accent:

When I first saw James McAvoy, it was in The Chronicles of Narnia, where I'll admit I said to myself, that is one pretty cute half man, half goat:

But, I soon forgot about him, until I saw him in Penelope, which was cute. BUT they made him have an American accent, which I was not okay with.

And then it happened. I saw him in Becoming Jane, and I fell in love. The movie itself is not a super awesome movie, but James McAvoy is pretty good. And he does so well at flirting, and they have the best near kiss ever:

Then Atonement was awesome (we'll just ignore that Wanted movie that I was so close to seeing because of him but heard terrible things about so I never saw it), and I'm super excited to see him in The Conspirator (despite him having an American accent; thanks Annaleese for telling me about that movie!) AND X-Men: First Class as Professor X.

So, this week's FOTW is James McAvoy--blue eyes, dark hair, and a Scottish accent? I'll take it!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

FOTW: Zachary Levi

Clearly, I'm on a "nerd" trend as of late. Zachary Levi is best known for his role as Chuck Bartowski (aka Charles Carmichael) on the NBC TV show "Chuck" (which if you have not seen, you are missing out because the entire show is cute and charming, and full of heart, as well as love, action, and comedy :) ) (He also appeared on a TV show called "Less Than Perfect" also, but I unfortunately have not seen that show. Wonder if it's on Netflix...).

Anyway, I love Zach on "Chuck" because he is so cute and honest and nerdy. And, I'm pretty sure that his character is not far from his real-life personality (I follow him on Twitter; I can tell). As evidenced by the Star Trek pose in the slideshow, he is a HUGE nerd and he loves video games and has even created his own shirts/products/site: The Nerd Machine.

THEN it gets even better, the man can SING. Have you seen Tangled?? That's totally him singing as the voice of Flynn Rider. See:

Want to see more of him singing (because honestly who wouldn't)? No problem, click here, and here, and here.

Ahhh he's adorable. And I heart him.

This week's FOTW is Zachary Levi: He can sing, he's a nerd, he's gorgeous, he seems pretty down to Earth, and he's only 6 years older than me! (BONUS!)