Thursday, January 28, 2010

i'd like to take a moment to shout it out:

this is late. and i have a lot more people to add to this list. forgive me if you aren't on here. better late than never to say "thanks & i love you!"

best friend extraordinaire. teller of hilarious stories. looker for lindsey's passport at 2 AM. shower door breaker. buyer of razors. taker of pictures. errand list checker. entertainer, calmer, laugher and irreplaceable bride helper. i'm glad she was with me in my apt the nights before i got married. i couldn't imagine a better time.
tyler vermillion rules.
came from ut. one of few high school best friends who made the trek to CA. one of oldest friends there. i didn't realize how important it was that he was there until he was the ONLY person who made the bride cry. (i cried only once that lovely perfect day- in the sealing room being hugged by this most beloved friend. not kidding.) he is the most elegible 24 year old bachelor i know what the best heart and worst taste in movies- any takers?? he's willing to go on blind dates.
julie aka "huli."
roommate extraordinaire. reception decorator. last minute picker-upper. bride therapist. shoulder to cry on. happiness bringer. wedding planner. wedding dress opinion giver. after brad & i's first dance- he grabbed julie for a swing around the floor. he told her something like "she might not think it's a huge deal but we'll never forget what you've done for us." and it's true.
amy clark clark.
gchat venting listener extraordinaire. bridal shower fantastic cookie maker & planner. reception setter-upper. voice of reason. validater. probably listened to more venting when i was engaged than anyone else- sometimes you just need to SAY it to feel better. thanks!
kelli lyman.
best friend. only person who knows EVERYTHING. doesn't get offended by slips of off-color language. brought cutest child to our reception. las vegas bridal shower thrower expert! her and her mom gave me an amazing shower with TONS of good food. she was the person i was most excited to see outside the temple.:)
wendy bird.
my motha'. what i will look like in 31 years. end of story.

Monday, January 25, 2010

speakin' of movies

i forgot to make mention of a movie brad & i found a few months ago. i think before we were even engaged- but we were talking about it last night so i thought i better blog it before i forget again.
i don't highly recommend alot of movies. but this one was really surprising and really enjoyable. another one kinda under the radar. it's kinda about being positive and we both thought luke wilson did a great job.
plus george lopez is in it. who can resist george lopez?? haha.

Friday, January 22, 2010


- the number of hours in a day
- name of a violent show on FOX
- 2 feet in inches
- date of christmas eve
- 2 dozen (not baker's)
- number of cousins on one side of my family
-number of minutes it took my left AND right arm to give a pint of blood. i'm sore. all i gotta say is i'm one dedicated O negative and they better use my blood to save some lives, dang it!

the nurse said it was like almost a record. not lying.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

pants! pants! pants! :)

i hate pants shopping. my dad went once with me when i was like 15. my mom predicted it would be his first and last time. it was. pants shopping is emotional. i've cried, gotten angry, came home & ate a salad, came home & ate a dozen cookies. it brings out the best and the worst.
remember this???? the curse of the nordstrom pants suit.
well its been hanging in my closet for like a year untouched. why?? the jacket is so darling. but the pants. the pants!! awful. uncomfortable. don't fit at all. *hiss!!*
i finally got around to returning it couple days ago- bless nordstrom's for taking everything back- their one redeeming quality. and then i went on the hunt. 3 stores later and i had to come home, get something to eat and cry.
after dinner last night brad braved the storm with me.
and thanks to my darling husband I HAVE FOUND IT! the store. THE store. the one where dress pants fit!! he saw a chick wearing a pants suit in the mall & told me to go ask where she got it.
so i did.
the limited.
they fit.
they're perfect.
cute jacket.
perfect pants.
miracles happen. and sometimes even to me!! hooray!!
pants dance pants dance pants dance!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

something about living in california where its warm..blah blah

brad thinks i go to extreme measures. but it's been CRAAAAAZY rainy wet weather and i was cold. :)
(oh yea, i was wearing 2 pairs of socks, too)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

tomato soup.

i forgot to mention i've been home-maker-ish this week. with all the cleaning & cooking & i forgot to mention my favorite thing i made!
i love tomato soup- give me campbell, organic, trader joes- i love it all.

i found this tuscan tomato soup on this week for dinner.
its delicious.
SERIOUSLY delicious.
not healthy at all but delicious.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

think: tim burton. jim henson. big fish. mirror mask.
yet accessible.
go find it at your nearest ifc/independent theatre.
no, really. go see it.

Monday, January 11, 2010


love you. you handsome wonderful man, you.
happy 3-1.

Friday, January 8, 2010

"And burbled as it came!"

my grandfather has most poems memorized. like hundreds. he has a "poem a day" book that he has had in his house since i can remember. he recited "the crystal stair" at my brother kevin's wedding breakfast. it was hilarious and touching and he was just the cutest thing i'd ever seen.
thus, my mother also is a huge proponant for literature & poetry & we all memorized poems in childhood. she has video of a little row of blonde children repeating "stick to your task til it sticks to you." in college i had that poem on my peg board to remind me to stick with it!
an extended lucas family favorite is the jabberwocky. i am 100% positive every cousin in our family can recite at least a line or two. if we all sat down and tried, between a few we could probably recite the whole thing with little encouragement.
and proof that things you memorize in childhood stay with you, and can show themselves in any situation, today (i'm ashamed to admit) i saw someone, kinda fatter and clumsier and grumpy, barreling down the sidewalk and thought "and burbled as it came!" haha.

for your enjoyment.
the jabberywocky, by lewis carroll:

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

i'm over making goals

in fact, as i told my friend anne the other day, i prefer to make wishy washy light goals that are very nonspecific so i don't feel like a failure when i don't accomplish them.
goals for 2010:

1. be a BETTER wife
2. exercise MORE.
4. don't grocery shop with brad anymore- that one IS specific.
5. get to work on time ALL THE TIME.
6. spend LESS money
7. sleep SOUNDER
8. don't hate the few things in life i hate.

there you go.
that is the difference between you and me. and why you will not forget people's birthdays and eat more fruit. bc you probably wrote that down.