31 May 2008
I just got back from seeing the Sex and the City movie (finally!). I've been literally waiting for this movie to come out since I first caught wind of it MONTHS ago. And I'll be the first to say it was worth the wait...
Annie and I went together because, frankly, Sex and the City has always been a huge part of our friendship. It served as our reward for long stretches of studying, the key to a lazy Sunday or the cornerstone of a Girls Night In.
I feel as thought I can't say much because I don't want to spoil it for the few readers of my blog who have yet to see the movie, but it was truly fantastic. I get nervous when something like Sex and the City--something that has become a cult hit, a pop icon, an integral part of everyday vernacular--is taken to the big screen. The series finale tied up all the lose ends and I felt that it was ended particularly well. That being said, I felt that they could spoil that contentment I felt at the end of season 6. But bravo to Michael Patrick King and Co! Ends were untied, no doubt, but tied up tightly again. My heart was broken momentarily, but quickly put back together. And most importantly for me, the little things that made me love the show were there. Miranda's cynical outlook, Charlotte's undying optimism, Samantha's curt humor and Carrie's play on words. All there. And then some.
I love this show. And now I love the movie. The themes of love, honesty and true friendship runs much, much deeper than the sexual innuendos and outlandish tales of the womens' love escapades, making it SO much more than just Sex and the City.
27 May 2008
- I missed Steph. Duh.
- I hadn’t been to
since I was a freshman in high school Denver
- I really needed to get away from
The weekend was absolutely fantastic. Not only did I get to hang out with Steph for nearly 4 days, but I got to meet all the boys in her life—Brian (the boyfriend), Brodie and Solo (the dogs).
Friday night I got in around 7:00, so we hoped the Light Rail for some dinner downtown (sushi!) and then hit up a few of the bars in downtown
Saturday we headed over to
The view from The Rockpile!
Steph and Jen: front and centerfield.
All 3 of the bleacher creatures.
Monday began bright and early as Brian, Steph and I hit the road to
- Altitude. I went from sea level to about 5000 feet above sea level. The mountain air was a shocker to this girl’s lungs
- I didn’t tie my right shoe tight enough at the beginning so my ankle hurt, then I tied it too tight during the race, making it hurt even more
- And finally, I’m a wee bit out of shape.
I walked a little ways into it because I thought my chest was going to explode, but then I sucked it up and jogged the rest of the way, finishing the 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 13 minutes. (Which, btw, is right around my best time for Bloomsday. A 7.46 mile race. Pathetic.) Apart from my lack of performance, it was a really fun race! It was great to see all of
Here are a few other pictures from the weekend:
Breaker One-Nine. Breaker One-Nine. Brian rolling in the big rig at EspnZone.
We had our own sweet rides too!
This is, by far, the best Starbucks sign I have ever seen!
The Rock Bottom Brewery Sampler that turned into a race.
22 May 2008
There is a line in my favorite movie where Kevin Bacon asks Alex Baldwin "Do you think I'll be happy?", to which Alec Baldwin replies smugly "Yeah...you just won't know it". I have this sinking feeling in my stomach that I have this adverse reaction to letting myself just be happy. I can't help but get nervous when things are going good because it just means that there is something coming around the corner to knock me back down to reality.
Apparently, my favorite hobby is building a case against myself, lighting the fire to burn the bridges and pushing myself off cliffs. At least I finally found something I'm good at......
20 May 2008
some people get their news from The Seattle Times, the New York Times, CNN, Fox or a host of other media outlets. As for me, I choose msn.com. It has everything on one page that takes newspapers pages upon pages to report.
As I was 'catching up' on my current events today, I clicked on an article entitled "The 100 Best Places to Raise a Family". And to my surprise, and I do mean surprise, good ol' Billings, Montana was on the list. And not deep in the list---try #3. Check it out here: http://men.msn.com/articlebl.aspx?cp-documentid=7560549>1=32001
I'm proud of Montana roots, no doubt. And now I gotta give props to good ol' B-Town!
19 May 2008
13 May 2008
Anyway, I have to say, this is far better than his last cd "Mr. AZ." He wrote all the music and lyrics on the cd, which I love because he is know for having complex lyrics that are both witty and hard to lip synch to! He even paired up with 2 of my favorite artists--Colbie Caillat and James Morrison. The Colbie Caillat collaboration produced the song "Lucky", which I totally loved. Here it is:
And the duo with James Morrison is equally as delicious, it's called "Details in the Fabric". It's a slower paced, but I love both Jason and James' voices, so I think they sound so good together! And I can't help but love love the guitar in this song. So good.
The first track "Make it Mine" could possibly be my new favorite song. As with "The Dynamo of Volition"--this is the song that truly illustrates his tongue twisting lyrics. It has a great beat too.
The only gripe I have about the album is the version of "I'm Yours" he opted to put on there. I've been listening to "I'm Yours" since sometime last summer so I was pretty excited for it to be released on an album, but the version(s) I have are way better than the one on the album. The ones I have are live versions and I have to admit, Jason really shines live so that is probably why I prefer the live version over the studio recording!
Overall, definitely worth the wait for the cd to come out! Let me know if you want to borrow it! If I could see him in concert this year my life would be complete!
04 May 2008
This past Sunday was the annual running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington and made the trip to the east side to partake in my 4th Bloomsday. My friend Brandi drove up from Portland and then we headed to the 509 on Saturday afternoon.
Bloomsday is a 7.46 mile road race that literally takes over the streets of Spokane. This year saw 42,697 'Bloomies' take their turn on the course. Bloomsday is such a fun event--there is live entertainment along the entire course, tons of people cheering you on from the sidelines.
I have to be honest--I did not train for this year's Bloomsday as I have in the past. I basically was hoping that my adrenaline would propel me to run the majority of the course. Lucky for me, my adrenaline showed up. I did walk a little--I would venture that I ran 6 out of the 7.46 miles. My finish time was not my best, but I was happy to cross the finish and get my t-shirt. And for the record, I did run up the entirety of Doomsday Hill.
Here are my stats:
Finish Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Finishing Place: 13, 817 out of 42,697
198th out of 505 in the category of 24-year old females.
You can see me cross the finish line here: (I'm wearing a blue shirt with red shorts)
Apart from the race, the trip to Spokane was really quite nice. I got to see a few of my favs, eat at a couple of my favorite restaurants (I miss Ultimate Bagel more than Kwan misses the gold). And after the race I got to walk through campus a little bit. There is just something so special about campus to me and I'm glad I got the opportunity to walk through it on my quick little trip.
Can't wait for next year's Bloomsday!