17 March 2009

Blah

I'm feeling kind of blah lately so I don't think I'm going to do any American Idol recaps. Maybe I'll pick them up later, but I just don't feel like it right now. I'm still going to watch it though. I'll probably take a break from blogging too anyway--just not feeling it for some reason.

Happy watching and blogging! (If I don't comment on your blog don't feel bad either. I just don't have a lot to say lately)

10 March 2009

Ack!

I forgot about American Idol tonight! I know, how could that happen?? Our ward had Enrichment tonight and I forgot to put the tape in the VCR before we left (I know, I know, we don't have DVR) so there will be no review this week. I only saw the last 3 performances. Check out Cheryl instead!

09 March 2009

Can I whine now?

Let me first say I am beyond grateful to be pregnant. I want to make that clear. After two years of trying to get pregnant and two miscarriages how could I not be? I love that there is a child growing and moving inside of me and that he is healthy and will soon join our family.

However, I hate being pregnant.

I've never been one of those women who love it and cherish every moment of pregnancy. The only two good things pregnancy does to my body is it makes my leg hairs grow really slow and it clears up my skin. For those two things I'm grateful. I mean shaving your legs is hard enough as it is when you're pregnant, right? I hardly have to shave my legs once a week. And I love having clear skin. But pregnancy is purely a means to an end for me. I'm 29 weeks and feeling completely done, but then I get depressed because I realize I have 11 weeks to go and I know its only going to get worse. I feel huge already. Imagine how I'm going to feel in a month or two.

I feel like I have a bowling ball between my legs every time I stand up. It is so hard to roll over in bed because of that bowling ball putting pressure on my pelvis. I can't stand up for too long or my feet start to hurt because they aren't used to carrying so much weight on them. I can't sit down for too long because my back or legs start to hurt. When I lay down, I can't breathe because my uterus is in my lungs.

But then I sit down to write this post and there goes little Buckethead flailing around and kicking inside me and I feel so much love. I feel so grateful to be given the opportunity to carry this child, to be a mother again. The love I feel for him is overwhelming at times. I have found myself being late doing things because he is active and I just want to sit and feel him move. That is what it's all about. I wanted him, I love him and that makes it all worth it.

06 March 2009

My life according to Weezer

Here's the latest meme thing going around Facebook and my friend's blogs. You pick a band and then answer the questions with their songs. I picked one of my favorite all-time bands, Weezer.

Pick an artist and describe your life with only song titles


My Life by Weezer

1. Are you a male or female: "American Girls"

2. Describe yourself: "Troublemaker"

3. How do you feel about yourself: "The Greatest [Wo]Man That Ever Lived"

4. Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriend: "The Damage in Your Heart"

5. Describe your current boy/girl: "Perfect Situation"

6. Describe your current location: "The Good Life"

7. Describe where you want to be: "Island in the Sun"

8. Your best friend is: "My Best Friend"

9. Your favorite color is: "Why Bother"

10. You know that: "This is Such a Pity"

11. What’s the weather like: "Glorious Day"

12. If your life was a television show what would it be called? "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"

13. What is life to you: "Heart Songs"

14. What is the best advice you have to give: "Everybody Get Dangerous"

15. If you could change your name, what would it be?: "Miss Sweeney"


All right everyone, play along!

05 March 2009

Facebook

I totally stole this from Motherboard at crazyland but it's totally worth posting again. Enjoy!

Don't get me wrong, I love Facebook and everything, but this was hilarious!

04 March 2009

American Idol--Top 36, Round 3

So here we are, the last group of 12. I had to pick my mom up from the airport last night so I'm a little late on my review. Let's see how they do...

Von Smith--Okay definitely not the song I would have chosen. You know, it reminded me of a cruise singer--to use Simon's analogy. He's kind of cheesy. I do have to say he sang it very well but I doubt that he will get anywhere with this song. Wow, the judges really liked him, but the song was weird for me.

Taylor Vaifanua--If I Ain't Got You--That was really beautiful and what a way to finish it! I really think she could have showed a little more range but I thought she did really well. Oh she sang it in Hollywood week? Maybe not the best choice after all. Man I'm 0 for 2 with the judges with this episode.

Alex Wagner-Trugman--I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues--I like this kid but tonight was a little weird. I get that he was trying to be fun and entertaining-although the breaking away from the mic and coming back was really distracting. He was very fun to watch but the song was a disaster.

Arianna Afsar--The Winner Takes It All--The song was beautiful, wow does she have a voice! A little grown up though. It was really boring and slow but I thought she sang it well.

Ju'not Joyner--Hey There Delilah--I love this song. It has to be one of my all time favorite songs with the acoustic that Plain White T's sings it, but I have to say, he blew me away! I loved the little R&B spin he threw on it. I don't know if it's because I'm pregnant or what, but seriously I almost started crying during that song. What's with the hand cuffs though??

Kristen McNamara--Give Me One Reason--Booooring...That's all I hve to say.

Nathaniel Marshall--I Would Do Anything For Love--This guy just annoys me. And to sing a song that annoys me even more than he does, yuck. He has a decent voice though, I'll give him that.

Felicia Barton--No One--Ok this is just for my posterity but Boogers totally knew that song. I'm not sure how, we have some Alicia Keyes songs but I don't really recognize that one and she was totally singing along! I thought that was a great performancy. It was fun, energetic and well sung. I'm glad they brought her back too!

Scott MacIntyre--Mandolin Rain--I like him. He's got such a purity to him and a beautiful voice as well. This was a great song and he sang it great.

Kendall Beard--This One's For the Girls--Fun song and I liked it. Yeah she missed some notes, but I thought she did a good job. I really liked the message the song portrayed too. I loved what Randy said. My feelings exactly.

Jorge Nunez--Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me--I don't know...the song didn't really do much for me. I thought he was trying really hard to mask the accent and I could tell. I think what Simon said was true. When they were doing the intro I thought, "What's the big deal with the accent anyway?" and I wish they hadn't told him to lose it. It's who he is. I didn't hink he was the best tonight, but he was good.

Lil Rounds--Be Without You--This girl has potential. I thought she nailed the song! Pretty clever how she gave herself that little plug at the end too. :) She's definitely through to the next round.

There were a lot of good performaces tonight but my picks to go through would be Lil, Ju'Not, Felicia and Scott. I know that's four, but this is my blog so I get to do what I want.

03 March 2009

Vegas, Baby!

So as many of you know I went to Vegas with some blogging buddies this weekend. Can I just tell you how awesome it was? There were 8 of us: Cheryl, Susan M, Alison Wonderland, Janelle, Shauntae, bythelbs, and madhousewife. I had never met any of these awesome women before, but with the exception of Alison have been reading their blogs for some time. I have met in real life a couple people before that I "met" on line but I've never done something like spend a weekend with 7 women I'd never met.

Let me tell you that this was such a fun weekend! I am so glad I got to meet them all in person and got to know them a little better. We did the touristy stuff like go to the Stratosphere and walk around the strip as well as sing some karaoke, and view beautiful nature with Flat Liberace (look for him in one of the pics). I'm not going to bore you with the details because much of the weekend was taken up with just great conversation and of course laughter and let's face it those things are never as funny when you are trying to recreate them a second time.

I loved that 8 women could get together for the weekend, talk, play games and just enjoy each other's company. Here's a few pictures from the weekend, but check out the other blogs for some more if you want (I didn't take very many).