Wednesday, December 31, 2008

MySpace - What the hell??

As if women don't already have enough problems with their body images, I've begun to notice the screaming ads surrounding my login page for MySpace. Not only that, but they've begun to target me specifically -- saying "Overweight at 27? Lose weight now!" and the like. Really, Mister King of MySpace Tom -- what the hell. Are you guys so strapped for cash that you have to sell your souls to the bastards helping to support a weak body image for female website users? I refreshed my page 4 times, and below was the result. 4 different ads basically telling me that I need to lose weight. Sure, you have to put ads on your site to make money. But Facebook hasn't resorted to advertisements like this. In fact, I'm thinking of closing my MySpace account soley because of their lack of morals in this matter. It may seem harsh, yes, but I think it's a small step towards a better world. A world where women love their bodies no matter what size, and where men stop placing unattainable standards on what we should look like. Because ladies, you are beautiful - and you deserve a man (or woman) that sees you that way.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crazy Crazy Christmastime

It’s Christmastime again, and I’m thankful for so many wonderful things in my life. I have a beautiful loving family. I have a warm bed to sleep in every night, and a roof over my head. I know that my next meal will be hearty & healthy (ok, let's face it - it might be pizza, but at least I know that there will be a next meal). I have wonderful friends that make me laugh a ton. I'm very lucky to have a Christmas that can be celebrated not only with lots of delicious food and gifts -- but surrounded with an endless amount of love. There are a lot of people out there that don't have even the love part, and that makes me sad. At the same time it makes me greatful, and very thankful for how fortunate I am, and how wealthy I am when it comes to love. So on that note, here's a picture of Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf. Because Christmastime makes me smile, and smiling's my favorite! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cannibal! the Musical

Last night I watched another hilarious Troma movie release entitled "Cannibal! The Musical" -- based on the true story of Alfred Packer. It was written and directed by Trey Parker (co-creator of South Park), so you can only imagine the ridiculousness that ensued.

In the midst of horrible acting and lulls in the story -- there was room for a number of moments where I laughed so hard that it was worth watching. For example, Alfred (played by Trey himself) led the group to a river that they needed to cross. One man wondered how deep the river could be, so Alfred turned, picked up a rock from the riverbed, and tossed it into the water where it made a large splash. Everyone stood staring for a moment, and Alfred said nothing. Eventually the man turned to Alfred and said "well what the fuck was that supposed to do?"

Yeah, that cracked me up.

So if you enjoy really stupid humor, all put to music by one of the minds behind South Park, definitely check out this flick. It's so awful that it's kinda good!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page - you rocked my world....

Bettie Page died yesterday at the age of 85. I know that she meant a lot of things to a lot of different people. For me, she was a sexual revolutionary. She wasn't afraid to show off her curves. She basically defined "pin-up", and not only made it beautiful, but made it fun. She came into success out of a life that began with poverty and abuse. She's an icon of our time.

Rest in peace, Miss Page.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gettin' ready - morning style

I was never a person who took forever to get ready in the morning. I usually take 1 hour tops, which includes all showering / dressing / blow-drying / makeup application, etc. For a chick, I don't think that's too bad. Without a shower, I can be ready to go in 15 minutes flat. That's even better!

Then, as I started packing to move into my new apartment (YAY!!!) -- I realized how much crap it takes to get me through that process. I mean, I don't think of myself as very high maintenance. But I've got a lot of products that I'm not sure I could go without every morning. There's the shampoo & conditioner, the loofah, body wash, comb, blowdryer, straightener, 3 hair products (leave-in conditioner, frizz-smoothing serum, pomade), toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, retainer (don't laugh!!), eyebrow plucker, razor, shaving cream, body lotion, perfume, deodorant.... and that's all just before I leave the bathroom!

While camping I could easily go without all that stuff -- no problemo. I'm kind of wondering how I would do without them though. I don't like to dwell too much on my appearance, but I like to look nice & everything. Hmmm... maybe I should try an experiment to see how much I could cut out of my daily routine and be OK with it. Welll.... maybe when summertime comes around again... ;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This month has been completely nuts!! And I have SO much to fill everyone in on! I'll give you a quick run-down, just to make anybody who reads this silly thing happy:

1.) Snowboarding season started (hooray!) -- I've only been up once so far, but boy, I love that time o' year.

2.) I'm moving into a new apartment in Denver next weekend! Holy crap!!

3.) It's almost Christmas, and I'm not even close to done with my shopping. However I love Christmastime, so that makes up for things.

4.) I met a boy that I'm crazy about, who's really super sweet, and has been keeping my brain occupied from everything else.... :)

That's all for now! More posts to come (I promise)!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It Baracks my world that Obama is President!

This must be the way Americans felt the day man first walked on the moon.

It's a great day in history. Not only is Obama going to be the first African-American president in our nation's history, but he is the first candidate in a long time that I believe will bring back the fundamentals needed in our country. After reading "The Audacity of Hope", my eyes were opened to an intellegent, strong, loving, and all around good guy - that has some great plans for the good ol' US of A. I'm so excited to be a part of this - and can't wait to see what happens in the years to come.

Oh, and last night I danced my booty off in celebration. :)

(Photo Credit - Time Magazine)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vote Obama!

I don't know if you got a chance to watch the final debate between McCain & Obama last night, but it only confirmed my feelings that Obama is the dude I want as president of this country! Think about it this way... you have Obama & Biden on one hand. Everyone criticizes Obama of not having enough experience -- but he is super smart & well educated, and chose Biden who has tons of experience as his running mate. McCain might be experienced, but he chose Palin as his running mate, ie - MORON. I don't mean to be harsh, but it seems like 2 smart dudes vs 1 dude if you ask me. Palin doesn't even count, really! Come ON. What if McCain croaks? You want that chick in charge?? UGH! I can't believe women are voting for McCain simply because they want a lady VP. BULL crap. Yeah - ladies, let's band together and vote for a chick that wants to take away women's rights. Brilliant.

Allright, enough of my ranting. Here's an awesomely hilarious article by Adam Cayton-Holland, a writer for the Westword (local alternative Denver paper) and very funny stand-up comedian. Enjoy!

How Adam Cayton-Holland survived a cougar attack!
By Adam Cayton-Holland
published: October 16, 2008, Denver Westword

From my many interactions with readers, it's quite clear that I'm a working-class hero.
"Let me buy you a drink, What's So Funny," they all say, often in unison or song. "You're a hell of a swell guy, goddamnit, and you put into words what I'm feeling. It makes me feel connected to you, man, like we have this bond."
In such situations I always do the same thing. I graciously accept the offer, order a bottle of Miller High Life, the champagne of beers, and sip it coolly for about thirty seconds while the sycophant in front of me babbles on about some nonsense, usually how much he's always wanted to write. Then, with the sort of split-second quickness typically seen only in ocelots or lynxes, I shatter the bottle on the bar and slice my fan across the neck.
"We don't have any fucking bond!" I scream over the writhing, bloody body. "You don't understand me and you never will!"
What I'm trying to say is, I'm no hero. I do things on a regular basis that appall even me. But at least I don't fuck McCain supporters.
Comedy Works South, Wende Curtis's new club, held its grand opening last week. In addition to not being a hero, I'm also a standup comic and a regular at the downtown Comedy Works — and so I and some of my comedy cohorts got invitations. We dressed as well as we could (clean jeans, button-up shirts), and then headed south to soak up the spanking-new swank atmosphere — as well as the benefits of an open bar. Over the course of the evening, I managed to drink 257 Stella Artois beers, six flutes of champagne, three vodka tonics and all the gasoline I could siphon out of cars in the parking lot.
I was lit.
And then the cougar appeared.
I was standing on the balcony outside the third-floor Curtis Ballroom, contemplating that glorious Denver Tech Center skyline, when a dark-haired, buxom she-vixen approached and asked me for a light. Suavely, I lit her cigarette, and like that, it was on. I don't claim to be any sort of Casanova, but Suburba-Cougar was digging my shit. If I had to guess, I would say she was high thirties, early forties, but homegirl was smoking, with a detached, glazed-over look that can only be obtained through many failed relationships and Jacuzzis full of Zinfandel. We talked about everything and nothing for about fifteen minutes, and then the cougar sneak-attacked, planting one right on my lips. Gadzooks! I knew there would be suburban honeys at this new club, but I wasn't expecting anything like this!
"Your beard tickles," she said.
"Oh, that's my Obama beard," I explained. "I'm not shaving until the man is elected. So I'm either going to have it for another month, or another month and four years."
She looked at me blankly.
"Oh, don't tell me you support John McCain," I said.
She did. So for the next several minutes, I assaulted her with questions about McCain, making her defend her case and shooting her down on every point. In addition to not being a hero, I'm not a seasoned politico, but I've been glued to this election in a way that borders on hysterical, and I was far better equipped to debate than this vapid cougar in the DTC night. Bitch actually had the audacity to tell me that she really liked the fact that a woman had made it as far as Sarah Palin had and that, as a woman, she felt a duty to help get another woman in the White House.
"Sarah Palin is the person you want representing womanhood?" I almost screamed. "You want the first woman in the White House to be someone who would take away a woman's right to choose? I would be offended if I was a woman. Fuck, I'm not a woman and I'm offended."
The cougar could sense she was losing me — but she was also losing herself to the sauce, and realized she didn't have enough fight left in her to find another victim. It was all or nothing, and so the cougar struck.
"You know what's great, though?" she slurred at me in the type of line that no one actually ever says in real life and yet I was somehow hearing. "Just because you're voting for Obama and I'm voting for John McCain doesn't mean we can't go home and have sex right now."
I looked at her, stunned. I'd never been propositioned so blatantly. I collected my thoughts.
"Actually," I said. "That's exactly what it means."
As I walked back inside, I turned to take one last look at the cougar. Her mouth was open in disbelief, wide as the vast chasm that existed and will always exist between us.
"Vote Obama," I said.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Comedy Works South - Opening Gala

Comedy Works South has finally opened in Greenwood Village, CO - and I got to be a part of the celebration! This picture was on the main page of the Westword website too!! Man, I felt like a celebrity. Well, without without all the couture, and personal assistants running around, and million dollar jewlery, and false sense of power, and lack of dignity, and all that. OK they're not all bad. I think you know the one's I'm referring to though. :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Foux De Fa Fa

I love Flight of the Conchords -- they're hilarious. So below is the music video for the very funny song "Foux Da Fa Fa" -- and below is the even more hilarious translation of everything they're saying. Enjoy!!!

“Foux Da Fa Fa” Translation:

I would like a croissant
I am delighted.
Where is the library?
Here’s my passport.
Ah, Gerard Depardieu.
A baguette! [laughs]
A baguette! [laughs]

[Chorus] *Note: “foux da fa fa”, as far as I can tell as a fluent French speaker, is a nonsensical French-sounding phrase.

And now the trip to the supermarket.
Orange juice
Soup of the day
Jacques Cousteau

Hello, mister.
Hello my small foreign currency exchange office.

How are you doing?
I’m doing okay.
How are you doing?
I’m doing okay.
Voilà! A conversation in the park!

Where is the book?
At the library.
And the dance music?
At the dance club.
And the dance clubs?
It’s here, baby!
One, two, one, two, three, four!


Where is the swimming pool?
Pardon me?
Where is the swimming pool?
Splish splosh ["frenchified" splashing noises]
Uh…Eh…I don’t understand.
Do you speak the French?
Do you speak the French?
Uh … no.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Duathlon!

OK - I meant to post this a while ago, but I'm a procrastinator, so there. :)

My first Duathlon (the Fall Frenzy 2008) was held in Parker, CO at the Parker Rec Center. It was a 3 mile run, a 13 mile bike, then another 3 mile run. I was aiming to finish in less than 2 hours & 15 minutes -- but as it turns out I did better than I thought! I finished in 1 hour 55 minutes & 8 seconds!! Yah, it was a good day. After some celebrating with the family, we came home & dad, Taryn, and mom cooked up a delicious Eggs Benedict breakfast. Doesn't get much better than that!

Looking forward to my next challenge now... maybe a 1/2 marathon, or a triathlon! We'll see....

Friday, September 19, 2008

North by Northwest

Last night I watched the Alfred Hitchcock classic "North by Northwest" (starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint). This was my first time seeing the flick, and I definitely wasn't dissapointed. However I remember the girl saying that she was 26 and thinking to myself "dang! I'm 27, and she's got more sophistication than I've got in my pinkie finger." -- as I picked my nose in wonder.

Kidding. I wasn't really picking my nose. Much.

Anyhoodle, I know this is probably EVERYONE's favorite scene, but I loved the plane chasing part! MAN that was good! I dragged my mom into my room and made her watch that part with me. I said the brilliance was that he put Cary Grant in this huge empty field, but he was completely trapped. It was terrifying, because even though he was in this big wide open space -- he was completely helpless. My mom exclaimed "yah, he was a pretty smart guy makin' these movies!"

Well put, momma. Nice work, Hitchcock.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


DUDE. They were giving out free pie today on the street. I kid you not!

It was all to promote the new season of "Pushing Daisies". I've never seen the show, but I hear it's very funny (mostly from my dad). Anyways, my friend Jesse who works with me calls my desk, and said "There's free pie! They're giving it away! Thought you'd want to know!"

Turns out, I DID want to know. So I ran on upstairs, grabbed another co-worker on my way (I didn't want to look like a greedy pie monster), and went around the corner where they were -- as rumors told -- giving away free pie.

Little mini personal-sized pies in cherry, peach, or apple.
I got peach, and I couldn't have been more pleased.

Yay for free pie!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Phil at Snooze

While Phil was in Denver visiting from Atlanta, I took him to Snooze (a yummy restaurant in LoDo) for brunch. (I snapped this pic of him because I said his eyes matched the color of the seat behind him... true, don't you think?)

Anyways, we had a delicious breakfast, and shared a pineapple upside-down cake pancake, and YES it was as yummy as you're imagining it right now.

It was great having Phil in town, and I will look forward to seeing him again soon. He's a pretty rad dude if you haven't had the pleasure of meetin' him!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oh my GOSH!

I haven't updated my blog in a super duper long time!!! WHOA! Ah well -- sorry about that kids. I'm sure there was a huge number of you checking it regularly, scratching your heads and thinking, "hmm... what's happened to Beth?"

Well, I got busy with stuff. Yes, too busy for my blog. Blasphemy!

So as a consolation prize, I'm posting a picture of a werewolf. I know you were totally hoping for something AWESOME like that!! Anyways, the story behind it is that I went to the Taste of Colorado festival thingy at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver on Labor Day with Ryan Garvey and my new roller-derbying friend Nikki. We stopped at a booth of an artist that does these really creepy drawings & paintings of all kinds of things. Some of our favorites were his weird depictions of Sesame Street characters (kinda strange, yet awesome). This sketch caught my eye, of course I couldn't begin to understand why. (Insert obvious sarcasm here). I do heart those werewolves (and vampires of course). When I saw that it was only $10 with the frame included, I began giggling like a schoolgirl --- slapped down my plastic money, and gleefully stuffed the artwork into my Dickies heart-tote.

Don't know where I'm going to hang it yet, but I sure do love it!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Black Bean & Corn Salad

I told Nikki about this recipe last night, and she insisted I post it on my blog to share! It's really great for summer cookouts. Don't think there will be many more of those left this year, so you gotta make it soon! It says "Salad" on the recipe, but it's much better as kind of a fresh salsa served with tortilla chips. So enjoy! :)


1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped (I like to use cherry tomatoes 'cause they're sweeter)
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Place lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small jar. Cover with lid, and shake until ingredients are well mixed.
In a salad bowl, combine beans, corn, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Shake lime dressing, and pour it over the salad. Stir salad to coat vegetables and beans with dressing, and serve.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Langhorne Slim rocked my socks off last night

I credit Brian Grimes for introducing me to this amazing band. We saw them at the Hi-Dive last night, and it was the best show I've seen in YEARS! Seriously, they blew me away. This guy sings with so much passion and energy -- it's awesome to find music like this in a world full of Jonas Brothers (insert gagging sounds here). Please watch the video & enjoy! Their new album is in stores, and every song they played last night was amazing. I'm completely hooked!!! :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I Heart Pandora

It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Almost better than greek frozen yogurt. Pandora is a free online music site where you can create your own radio stations without having to listen to any stupid commercials. You just put in a band you like, and it plays other bands with a similar style! Move over Tivo!! AND, you can rate the songs (thumbs up or down) to keep on customizing your station as you please. It's utterly brilliant, and I love it.

You can even get it on your iPhone too... if you're one of THOSE people. ;) (I saw a 16-year-old kid with one on the lightrail train today. I don't think I even need to state how I feel about that....)

Anyhew, check out Pandora (if you haven't already). OK - it's tied for first with the frozen yogurt now.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Training Motivation....

I've TOTALLY been slacking with my duathlon training. It's coming up NEXT MONTH, and I haven't done any running or biking in the past 2 weeks!! YIKES! I'm gonna get back in the groove again though -- I really want to do well in this duathlon. It's a 3.1 mile run, a 13 mile bike, then another 3.1 mile run. I've found some motivation on the Runner's World website ( where they have tons of training tips & posts.

I really hope it gives me enough motivation to say "No thanks, I'm not going to have that 3rd deliciously-delicious beer, I'm going to get up early and run 3 miles in the morning". 'Cause that would rock. I'm gonna give myself some slack on the weekends (It's still summer, dang it!) -- but I have to stick to it this time. So if you talk to me and ask what I'm doing tonight / tomorrow / this weekend, please tack on to my answer "And does that include any running or biking, Beth?" Maybe it'll at least guilt me into doing it. ;)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mudd Volleyball!

This weekend was SO much fun. Friday night we swam for the Bloom Again Foundation's annual Swimapalooza to raise money for disabled athletes. It was a 24-hour Swimathon -- I didn't do the whole thing though. :)

Saturday was the 25th Annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes. It was so ridiculously fun, it was hard remembering that it was actually for a good cause. We played 5 games total, and won 2 of them. It didn't have much to do with skill though -- really just how well you could stay standing, and play volleyball in 1 1/2 feet of mud! It was quite the experience though, and I'm all in for doing it next year.

Needless to say, Sunday I didn't do squat. OK, I did my nails and made a Trifle. So I guess that's accomplishing something!

Monday, July 28, 2008


Ohhhh yes - here we go!!!
As promised, here is the video of me rockin' OUT Pat Benatar-style in Atlanta for Live Band Karaoke. It was so much fun, I almost peed. I couldn't hear myself singing at all (it was pretty noisy, and they didn't have a speaker set up to hear anything back), so I just belted it all out. Check out the kudos at the end from the announcer dude too. A tad embarrasing, yet also hilarious. ;) Big thanks to Jake Sharon for his editing expertise on the video! Here's a link to his website, as he's a comedian as well as a talented video editor:


Backstage at Red Rocks

This weekend I got the awesome opportunity to run around backstage at Red Rocks for the Carlos Mencia show. I think the coolest thing about it was hearing the roaring laughter of close to 6,000 people. No wonder celebrities get big heads! It was kinda weird being one of the only chicks backstage not wearing platform shoes, with my boobs all hangin' out. Then again, I wasn't there to be a groupie. I can only imagine the shenanigans that go on when the rock stars are there... it must be magical and kinky, all at the same time.

Yet another reason work a little bit every day on getting closer & closer to being a rock star.

Friday, July 25, 2008


OHHHHH HELLS YEAH!!! My softball team won our FIRST GAME last night!! It was so amazingly-awesome, I can't stand it. Everyone played great, and we even made a TRIPLE PLAY! It was a fantastic night for all of us, I must say.

So GO TEAM EVIL TWIN! You guys rock my socks off. Yeee hawww!!! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How awesome does THIS sound?? What a great summertime drink! Yum yum yum.

Makes 8 servings.

3 cups pineapple juice

1 bottle dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc

1 cup brandy (pear brandy is nice but not required)

1 ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks

1 cup pineapple soda

1 bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped

1 orange, sliced

In a pitcher, combine the juice, wine, brandy, pineapple, and soda with ice and stir. Pour into large wineglasses and garnish with the mint and orange.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More yummy cookies!

Had another experimental cookie-making time this weekend!
I used the regular chocolate-chip cookie recipe (on the back of a bag of chips), but instead of making plain Chocolate Chip, I added 1/2 bag of chocolate chips, 1/2 bag of butterscotch chips, and about 1 cup of unsweetened all-natural coconut shreds (from whole foods). The result was a delicious mix of sweet & tangy! So enjoy!

Also I think I realized the magical key to full and gorgeous cookies. Only SOFTEN the butter before adding it to the recipe, DO NOT MELT! I microwaved the butter last time to soften it, and went a little overboard. In order to not waste it, I used it anyways, and the cookies went as flat as Claire Daine's chest. Anyhew -- just remember that. I usually just measure from the tub of vegan butter spread, and it seems to work just fine straight from there, since it's already softer than a stick.

Make sense everyone? This will all be on the quiz next week.

Except for the part about Claire Daines. Only because that was WAY outta line. Natural boobies are the best! Way to not get the fakies, Claire. I commend thee. :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Juno - What about Mark?

This weekend I watched the movie Juno for the first time. It was great -- I really loved it! Some of the funniest dialogue I've ever heard. I really hope that if I ever get pregnant, and my water breaks, that I remember to yell "Thundercats, GO!" So hilarious!!!

The only thing that bothered me was that I felt like the character of "Mark" (played by Jason Bateman) was a little misunderstood. He's the guy that's married to "Vanessa" (played by Jennfier Garner) that want to adopt Juno's baby. I guess what bothers me is that he's painted as kind of a jerk. Yes, he makes a pass at a pregnant 16-year-old, and yes, he does leave Vanessa because he's not ready to have a baby. But here's the big thing: he gave up who he truly was to be with this woman. All of his music, guitars -- his real passion in life -- were being stored in a closet or in the basement. Vanessa didn't love him for everything that he was, and he was adjusting his life to keep her. Then Juno waddles into their lives, and she sees all of these things about Mark that his wife doesn't -- so of course he finds a kind of attraction to her! Juno likes Mark for everything that he is. That's the way he wants his wife to see him too, but she can't do that.

I kind of felt like he was left as the "bad guy" in the story though, and that made me sad. I don't think he's entirely the one at fault for the whole situation. Maybe he shouldn't have married Vanessa in the first place -- because clearly she didn't love everything about him. Also, Juno made him not only realize that he was not ready for a baby, but that he was making mistakes in his life and he had to change something about it. Divorce and broken hearts all suck, but it looks to me like he made the right decision. He finally started to see what would make him happy in his life, and wanted to stop living it entirely for someone else. But the movie didn't go into his new life, or his newfound happiness. They left him as the guy who left his wife with a baby and hit on a 16-year-old. And to me, that's quite a bummer.
Other than that -- I thought the movie was fantastic. Really great, super funny, and touching too! However, if you've seen it, please re-consider Mark and his decisions. What would you have done in his place? And if you haven't seen the movie -- sorry I ruined part of the plot for you. ;)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Softball Game Ouchie

Last night my softball (Davis' Evil Twin) played Davis' Red Head Step Child. (Don't ask about the names -- all my friends work at Davis Partnership Architects, and there are 3 different Davis teams on the league. OK I guess I just explained it!)

We were gearing up for our first big win, with hope sparkling in our eyes -- which every member of the team smeared eye black underneath for good luck. Boy, did we look intimidating!

The game was a close one -- we were in the lead for a while. But the Step Childs ended up taking over in the end, and winning the game. So sad! But I'm still hopeful.

We definitely made some awesome plays though --- such as Wade's ground ball to first that turned into a home run hit due to numerous ball fumbles! And Geneva & Katy's kick-ass double play -- Katy on first getting that out, then throwing to Geneva as catcher where she practically tackled Kara at home base getting another out! It was so exciting. I even caught an in field line drive, which I quickly celebrated with a victory booty shake.

A couple of injuries this time as well.... Kara made a great dive to block a ground ball, but it decided to pop up at the last minute and bitch slap her right in the face! She's OK though -- just a swollen lip and a little bit of blood. Of course the next inning she was tackled by Geneva at home (see "awesome play" above) -- but that's what playing hard is all about! I got a good raspberry of a skinned knee too while sliding into 3rd. Apparently it wasn't necissary though, since nobody was even throwing the ball that way to tag me out! But hot damn, did it look good. I ruined my favorite pair of workout pants in the process, but again... playing hard!

So that's the lovely little synopsis of my softball game from last night. It was quite a game, lots of fun, and a little painful (for some) -- but a blast nonetheless.

Wish us luck for our first big win next Thursday!! :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lean Pockets are Plastic

Check THIS out. Lean Pockets have been recalled because someone found bits of PLASTIC in the chicken! How messed up is that?? This is one of those times I'm glad I'm vegetarian. That is sooooo gross.
Here's the article I found online:

What's in your freezer these days? If Lean Pockets make the list of frozen goods in your house, listen up. Nestle recently announced a recall of 200,000 lbs of frozen chicken that might have been used in the convenience food, which is sold in stores across North America. The recalls applies specifically to Spinach Artichoke Chicken Lean Pockets--they come in boxes of two pockets--with a best before date of November 2009, package code of 8144 544616 and establishment number of 8144 544616. It's believed that the perps hit stores around May 23rd.
The recall was initiated after two complaints were registered about the product to the USDA. It's believed that the chicken may contain bits of plastic.

Cat adopts a Bunny!

Who doesn't love Kitties & Bunnies???
Sorry -- I'm such a nerd. I had to post it 'cause it's so freaking CUTE!!! :)

Hippies Love Labyrinth

Last night a group of my friends and I gathered up our blankets and beer and headed up to Red Rocks to see Labyrinth at "Film on the Rocks". For those of you who don't know what that is, every summer they do a film series at the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater where they show awesome movies, that you can enjoy on a blanket outside with your friends while drinking an ice-cold $7 pint of beer, and eating a delicious $4 jalapeno cream cheese-stuffed pretzel.

Anyhoodle, last night we were thrilled -- our childhood nostalgia could come out & play while we watched one of Jim Henson's great muppet creations combined with the magic of David Bowie's music (and hair). Unfortunately after the movie started rolling, and the cheers began to subside over the awesome power of Bowie's presence -- we realized that the dialogue was a little difficult to decipher. My friend (who had never seen the film) leaned over to me at one point and said "I have no idea what the heck is going on!". I felt so sad for him because although I know the movie by heart, many moviegoers were having trouble enjoying it because the sound guy all thought we had super hero-like heightened hearing abilities, and could hear all the gentle mumblings from a 1/2 mile away.

What made things worse, was that somehow we ended up smack-dab in the middle of dirty hippie mayhem. A huge row of them decided to plop their hand-made organic unwashed hemp blankets behind us, and make our lives a living hell. Drunken shouting at their friends, stepping over us barefoot numerous times to use the bathroom, spilling beers, and pot smell loomed in all its glory. One especially drunken young man in their group (I would like to call him "pony tail visor wearing dude") decided to cozy up to our poor friend Tina and have a chat. Although I don't know what was said, I can only assume it wasn't one of the most intelligent conversations she's been a part of.

Twenty minutes before the movie ended, a few of us got fed up and left -- therefore missing all the traffic and ending our dirty hippie experience. However, Tina sent me an email today that made me wish I would have stayed a little longer. I guess Pony Tail Visor Wearing Dude was getting a mad stare-down by a girl very upset and annoyed by his rude drunken behavior. Apparently she was so bothered, that she eventually went and gave him a good slap across the face! I guess the rest of the crowd was just as bothered by him, because they all began to cheer, and he walked off to wallow in humiliation.

I can only hope now that he's realized that wearing a pony tail and a visor, getting wasted, then shouting at people isn't the way to win a girl's affections. Or anyone else's affections for that matter!

The End! :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summertime, and it's flyin' by fast!

This summer has been flying by SO fast!! I know they say "time flies when you're having fun", and boy-oh-boy is that true. So far my summer has been packed with all kinds of crazy good times including (but not limited to):

- The Flip Cup Tournament (see pic at right)
- Numerous outdoor lunches at Illegal Petes & Wahoo's Fish Tacos
- Softball league (Team Davis' Evil Twin! I can't wait until the day we win a game)
- Volleyball in Wash Park
- The ZOO
- Camping (various locations, drunken debauchery, bug bites, sunburns, sparklers, random hilarity, etc)
- Film on the Rocks
- Girl's nights on the town
- Happy Hours
- NYC / Atlanta trips
- 5k Races & Duathlon Training

So yah, it's been a really great time. I know it sounds kinda weird, but I'm sort of hoping it starts going by just a smidgen faster. OK -- before you get on my case, it's not because I WANT there to be less summertime for any reason! But the sooner October rolls around, the more money I'll have saved up (hopefully) and the sooner I'll be able to get into my own apartment again. My parents have been so wonderful about my whole "staying with them" for the past year and a half, and I'm definitely not looking forward to paying for my own groceries again. ;) But I'm ready to get my own place, and move on to that next phase of my life!

So summertime -- it's not that I don't love ya. We've had so many good times as it is. But I'm looking forward to moving on to my new relationship with the Fall. It's not you, it's me!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

- Bessie Stanley as published in the Lincoln Sentinel on Nov. 30, 1905.

Video: "Where the hell is Matt?"
14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands.

Don't know if you have seen this video yet, but I LOVE IT! It made me smile so much -- it's the greatest thing ever.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I'm back from Atlanta!

I had a wonderful time visiting Phil over the 4th of July weekend. He definitely did his homework with finding awesome places for us to stuff our faces with delicious food, and enjoy the wonderful Hot-lanta weather. OK, we enjoyed it more with A/C -- but it was still dang fun!

On the far left is me & Phil getting ready for a night on the town. We were on our way to meet up with his friends Kaveh & Homa at a Brazilian restaurant for deeeelicious tapas! The flowers to the right were ALL over the place around the city -- in bright fuschia and red -- they were so lovely I had to snap a picture.

The bottom pic is of me singing "Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar at LIVE BAND KARAOKE! Yes, you heard that right, folks. They had a live band play all night, where you could pay a mere 5 bucks to sing your favorite rock song. I channelled the power of Benatar and had an awesome time. Phil is now officially my biggest fan. I told him I'd get him a backstage pass when I play at Madison Square Garden. And just in case you're wondering -- I'll have the video up soon. Just 'cause I love ya. ;)

To the right (purple pics) are just me & Phil stuff. The first one was right before I rocked out onstage karaoke-style (Phil says I look like Courtney Cox in that pic -- which is cool with me, 'cause she's hot stuff), and the 2nd one is right after a yummy breakfast at Bluebird. They had the greatest home made biscuits & veggie-gravy I've ever had. We got in to eat just before the sky opened up and started POURING down rain. There's an old graveyard across the street from the restaurant, and I told Phil if the rain kept up, we might be dining with the dead.

Below is a picture of the inside of Phil's fridge. I always said that he was the most organized and cleanest boy I knew. Here's the picture to prove it! If you look closely, you'll see that all the yogurt container's labels are facing forward.... :)

To the right of that, is the vegetarian omelet (complete with vegetarian sausage) breakfast that Phil cooked up for me. The coffee is Gevalia (I drank 3 cups... yowza) and in that wine glass is a Mimosa! Why the hell is this guy still single?? He must hide his culinary skills for only an elite few. Makes me feel all special & stuff.

So there's the gist of what all went down during my fabulous 4th of July trip to Atlanta! We did catch some fireworks on the 4th, and hit up a go-kart racing place (where we just ended up playing arcade games all day. I kind of kicked Phil's butt too -- but don't tell him I told you).

All-in-all it was a great trip, and I'm so glad I went. Can't wait to hear how all of your weekends were spent! :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Airport Ride, Cookie Exchange

My wonderful friend Nikki is giving me a ride to the airport today. I told her I'd give her money for gas since it's so darned expensive -- yet she refused (isn't she just the sweetest). So I felt the need to give her something to say "thanks", and found my way by baking her some cookies. I love making 'em, and I love sharing 'em. I ended up making a gajillion, so I brought half the batch to work, and they were a hit! Here's the recipe for ya:

Chocolate-Chip Butterscotch Pecan Cookies
1/2 bag Chocolate Chips
1/2 bag Butterscotch Chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon cinnamon
(follow the directions on the back of the Chocolate Chip bag for regular cookies, then add all the other stuff above. Simple as that, and it sounds so fancy, eh?)

So enjoy! Remember, when you cook with love, it goes into your food. Makes it all the yummier. :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Off to Atlanta, GA!

Hey again!

Yes, I'm in love with the idea of this new blog SO much, that I'm writing twice in one day. Hooray!

So I'm off to Atlanta, GA tomorrow afternoon to visit my friend Phil who just moved there a couple of months ago from Ohio. I think it's going to be a really fun time. Haven't seen him in a year and a half -- since Amy Newsome's wedding (formerly Hamm)! ;) So it's been quite a while. We've known each other for a while (since my college days), and just for fun, here's a pic of us from those good ol' days. I think I was 20 when this pic was snapped. My hair is still just as rockin'.

I'll take lots of pictures while I'm there!
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL 4th of July weekend!!!

It's TIME for Bloggin'!

Hey Everyone!

Just decided to start my own blog. Yup, a whole lil' blog site deditcated to all my funny little thoughts, experiences, and life stories. Hopefully you will enjoy it!

I figure it'd be a good way to keep my friends & family up to date with what's going on with me. Not only that, but it'd give me a great outlet for bitching to everyone about stuff. Ha! I'll probably post some fun recipe stuff too, since I like doing things like that. But who knows what the magic of the blog will bring!

So welcome welcome -- and enjoy my bloggie.