Tuesday, December 28, 2010

*Schoolgirl Giggle*

Cam and Mitchell may be my favorite TV couple....ever.  If you do not watch the glorious show that is Modern Family, you are seriously missing out.  This clip is hilarious.  Not to mention that James Marsden is hawt.  But the best is Cam's schoolgirl giggle at the end.  Just watch....and laugh. :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

This Christmas was awesome. I didn't get the chance to go home to Georgia this year, so I spent the week working, gathering tons of hours (which means lots of $$$). I spent the Christmas weekend with my awesome Aunt and Uncle and two cousins. We had a great weekend. We went and saw The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on Christmas Eve.

I didn't care for the movie much, and I was surprised at the extreme overtness of the Christian themes. I liked the previous movies because the religious themes and concepts were more low-key and you had to read between the lines to see them. This movie, however, seemed to throw them in your face. Toward the end of the movie, Aslan basically tells the children that he is God in their world. I don't mind religious undertones in movies (such as Star Wars, which are full of religious undertones), as long as they don't try too hard to explain them to the audience.

That night, went home for Christmas Eve dinner. Crab legs galore! Oh, it was so delicious! I ended up watching the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street and I LOVED it. I love old movies. There is something so grand and monumental about the early days of cinema. You just don't find movies like Gone with the Wind and Casablanca anymore.

So Santa came and apparently I have been a good boy this year, cause he brought me plenty of nice things. I got plenty of things I asked for and several things I didn't ask for, but were awesome gifts nonetheless. The madre and the padre got me new Software for Carmina, my precious MacBook. They got me Microsoft Office for Mac and the new iLife software. My two brothers went in together and got me a new board game. My sister got me a super nice purple shirt (I <3 purple; it's my fave color) from H&M. And my little six year-old sister made me a Christmas ornament, which was so cute. I also got a bunch of random stuff like scarves, candy, gift cards, and some DVDs.

My aunt and uncle got me an H&M gift card, which I am super excited to use, but there is a slight problem. There is no H&M store in the state of Utah. The upside of this is that it gives me the perfect opportunity to make a road trip to Vegas (or Portland, which I have been meaning to visit for a while now. It may or may not have something to do with a boy I have been talking to as of late). ;)

So that was my Christmas. It was a really good one, even though I didn't get to go home. But my aunt and uncle are fabulous for hosting me and they made it a great Christmas.

I hope each and every one of you, my dear readers, had a fabulous Christmas and hope you have a wonderful year in 2011. :D

Monday, December 20, 2010

Survivor Surprise

My biggest guilty pleasure is the reality show Survivor.  I'm sorta ashamed to admit it, but I have seen every season (besides the one that aired when I was on my mission, which just so happens to be the season when cutie Todd Herzog, the gay Mormon from Pleasant Grove, UT won).

So anyway, the finale of the 21st season aired last night.  I always love watching the reunion show afterward, mostly to see how everybody changes in the months between filming the show on the island and now.  It's always interesting to see how makeup and clothes and shampoo and razors change how people look.  I believe the best transformation last night was of the eventual winner, Fabio.  He never really did anything for me on the show (none of the cast really did - unlike some previous contestants, such as Colby from Survivor: Outback, or Bobby Jon from Survivor: Palau).  But his transformation on the live reunion show last night took me by surprise.  This is Fabio before/during the filming of the season:

And now this was him last night on the live reunion show:

Wow! I was impressed. He turned into a stud muffin.  Maybe it was the different hairdo, maybe it was the lighting in the television studio, maybe it was the awesome shirt he was wearing.  Perhaps it could have been because he just won a million dollars. I really don't know.  All I do know, is that last night, I was hot for Fabio.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I Heart Post Secrets

PostSecret.com may be one of my favorite websites.  Some of the things sent in are cute, some are hilarious, and some are downright heartbreaking.  These two, in particular, caught my eye recently, and both made me tear up a little.

Several people have told me recently that watching gay characters on television, like Kurt from Glee, or Cam and Mitchell from Modern Family, have helped them understand and be more accepting of gays.  I certainly can relate to Kurt and his struggles, and seeing that play out on television for the world to see is a relief, and yes, has "helped ME realize that it's okay to be me."

Thanks to my awesome friend Konrad for this one!  He recently posted it on his blog and I loved it so much that I had to post it on mine.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What is Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

I love Christmastime.  I'm not ashamed to admit it.  I get giddy when I see Christmas lights.  I turn up the Holiday tunes as soon as it becomes socially acceptable for me to do so.  And I absolutely LOVE Christmas-themed movies (or movies that take place during the Christmas season). So I compiled a list of some of my favorite Holiday movies.  But I really would like to know YOUR favorite Christmas movie (plus it gives me a good opportunity to try this new polling system I found).

Bonus Points to whoever can guess MY favorite Christmas Movie from this quote:

Kid: "We've been given our parts in the Nativity play. And I'm The Lobster."
Mom: "The Lobster?"
Kid: "Yeah."
Mom: "In the Nativity play?"
Kid: "Yeah. First Lobster."
Mom: "There was more than one Lobster present at the birth of Jesus?"
Kid: "Duh."