Tuesday, June 21, 2011

But seriously. It's in my top 10.

1. Signs- Perhaps because it has the best soundtrack of all times? Maybe I have a "Signs" quote hanging up in my bedroom? Maybe because I'm a goober?

Ok. I do.

2. Napoleon Dynamite-Also, a great soundtrack. I think everyone loved this movie for a short time. And now everyone hates it. Forever. But I still get the warm fuzzies every time I watch it. I'd be ok if my children turned out like Napoleon, Deb and Pedro. No one really wishes for awkward children. But if anyone would know how to raise them... it'd be me.

3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters-This is a terrible movie. Don't ever watch it. Ever. I was deeply disturbed the night I watched it because I laughed my lungs out. Sorry about that.

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned." -Alexander Pope  

5. Little Miss Sunshine- Terrible. But it has a soft spot in my heart. Soundtrack is even cooler.

6. (500) Days of Summer-Best (not) love story ever. It's true life. I've probably watched those movie more than any other movie.

7. Star Girl-Alright! Ya got me. Not a movie. (It should be though!) But I'm limited on favorite movies and books. So I had to combine a bit. We read this in middle school. I think everyone disliked/hated this book. Especially since Mrs. Hartwell was weird, which made the book weirder. And yes, a bit tacky? Preteen? But I loved it.

8. Big Fish-The only Tim Burton film that doesn't make me want to bash my head against a wall. In fact, its good enough to make me giddy.

9. Into the Wild-Oh Chris. Learn your lesson the hard way. ALSO, good soundtrack.

10.The Village-Tricky, M. Night, tricky! 

Obviously, most of these are not the most prime rating. This blog post is not an invitation to watch them. I'm merely pointing out great movies...with bad ratings.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I went to Alaska with the wonderful Johnson family. That's right. Just my usual family vacation crashing.

We saw the Tracy Arm Fjord (and the much-smaller-than-our-boat Disney boat)

while hot tubbing (notice how I snuck into the family picture).
We took a train ride (I'm on a train). 

And we met some locals.

We took a floatplane. I even got to be copilot. I helped the pilot fly so much.

The floatplane landed us near a glacier, a cabin and a bear.

We had brunch in the cabin and drank drinks chilled with real live glacier ice. Authentic.
I forced Sarah to give me a bear hug in front of a bear....something I've always wanted.

We did some sight seeing.

It's ok to touch things in Alaska. So I touched ever totem pole I could find.
With (not my) sisters.
We hung out in the space needle
but not before saying goodbye to the ocean.
I almost forgot how adorable everyone thought Neil and I were.
Especially Neil's sisters. They couldn't stop "raving" about getting
to watch us hug and cuddle and snuggle. Lucky them.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Oh my heck, my mother is so dang cute.

I love her.