Friday, April 29, 2011

Did you watch??

It's Friday, April 29, 2011. Aka the Royal Wedding Day. Did you watch the big event? I confess that I haven't had time yet, but I have caught snippets. If you haven't guessed by now, I love weddings. And this, my friends, was the wedding of the decade!

The bride was completely gorgeous! How would it be to have all these amazing designers vying for the opportunity to make your wedding dress? Sigh...

It is a good thing William is a prince. Otherwise I think she would have been way out of his league. I'm just stating the obvious here.

Now I've been just as into it as anyone, but I'm actually going to be a little relieved when all the Royal Wedding hysteria is behind us.

For today's Top Five Friday, I'm going to share some insight into what it means to be a true Royal Wedding fanatic. We're talking major obsession.

The Top Five Manifestations of Royal Wedding Mania

1. I almost died when I saw this. Really dude, really?

2. Three couples got married in Times Square early this morning while watching the live broadcast of the Royal Wedding. I don't understand this at all. One of the three grooms talked about the experience saying, "It's amazing it's the same day, but it feels a little bit for them." He was immediately silenced by his bride who corrected him, "No. It's for us." Personally, I'm with him on this one.

3. This exists. For real.

4. Why yes, since you asked. That is a refrigerator with William and Kate's engagement picture forever immortalized in someone's kitchen.
5. Yes, that is exactly what you think it is. Sorry this one is a little scandalous. I hope I don't offend you. I just... I can't even...

P.S. In case you were morbidly curious, that little tiny print says "Like a royal wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion."

Oh man.

On a side note, Kate's been officially made into a Barbie. That's when you know you're kind of a big deal.

I've just gotta say, I really hope it works out for these two and they do live happily ever after. Do you have any ridiculous Royal Wedding mania stories to share?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Got Whacked with the Lucky Stick

I'm one of those people that never wins anything ever. A few years ago, my sister won a car (A car! I know! Who does that??) from a contest at school. After that I figured she had pretty much used up all the luck any of us were ever going to have.

Somehow this week though I ended up winning two different giveaways! Maybe it was good Karma for doing my first giveaway. I'm super excited!

First I won a henna session from Indie Ogden. How freakin cool is that?? I will definitely have to make a photo shoot out of that one! Stay tuned.

Next I won this from Selective Potential:

I've been dying for a shopping spree! I haven't had anything new in forever. Any advice on what I should get?

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go bliss out.

The post that wasn't

So today is supposed to be Weird Wedding Wednesday. I'm going to spare you, however. I just got back from a three-hour finals review session and my brain is beginning to melt out of my ears. I feel like today's wedding story would end up being either completely incoherent or possibly so boring that you would wish the internet was never even invented.

Instead, I'm going to share with you a super cute picture of Bandit enjoying the random snowfall from the other day. I can assure you that he was the only one who did.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Thank you all for entering my very first giveaway! It was fun for me to find something unique that reflected my personality to share. On to the main event!

The results are in and the winner is....

Congratulations to Nearly Normals!

Contact me at bnpdavis{at}gmail{dot}com to claim your fabulous prize!
I have a vested interest now so I want to see pictures of your creations!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend! I didn't get to have fun yesterday because I had a boat load of homework. Dang you, finals!

I did get to color Easter eggs with my family. We have a system. We color the eggs and then use our creative noggins to make them epically awesome. And awesome they were! Not to toot my own horn, but they were pretty much the bomb dot com.

 I sure love me some Ninja Turtle eggs!

Egg Bob Oval Pants

What did you do for Easter?

Friday, April 22, 2011

And that makes 50!

Wow! Thank you guys all so much for your support! There are so many awesome people out there in bloggy land!

As promised, it's time for our first giveaway! I'm pretty excited to give this to you.

Have you heard of Fred and Friends? Pretty much the coolest website ever! They make all kinds of useful, everyday objects but turn them ultra super cool.

Every summer in Salt Lake City we have what's called the Annual Zombie Walk. It's just what it sounds like. Hundreds of people dress up like zombies and walk around downtown looking for brains. Amazing, huh? You can read about our experience last year here.

In honor of the 4th Annual Zombie Walk taking place this August, and to honor the fact that this year we celebrated Halloween 2 in April, I am giving away...

An ice cube tray to zombiefy your drinks! And I also just invented a new word. See? I told you it was going to be cool. I pretty much can't wait to use this. Regular ice cubes aren't going to cut it anymore.

So all you need to do to possess this randomness (which is dishwasher safe, by the way!) is become a public follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me in the best words you can think of what you plan to do with your ice shaped like brains. Are you going to have a Halloween 2 party this summer? Or perhaps join us for the Zombie Walk this year?

Either way, I hope you have a great week!

P.S. This giveaway will go for just this weekend. It ends Monday, April 25 at midnight. Make sure I have a way to contact you. In other words, enable your email in your profile. Ready, set, go!
I hope you win!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pretty Awkward and Pretty Awesome

I hope y'all are having a fabulous week! Yeah, I said y'all. I've secretly always wanted to have a southern accent. I think they're charmin'. See? I just did it again.

- My husband's family has been gone all week and I'm pretty sure we are responsible for killing their fish. I replaced it with the closest one I could find at the store. Hopefully they won't notice. :/
- Last night I was wired and husband was tired. He got fed up with me bouncing on the bed and asking him his opinion on the newest episode of Modern Family. Out of nowhere, he had a sudden outburst in his Donald Duck voice and it scared me so bad, I fell off the bed.
- Bandit got a haircut. He looks kinda like a stormtrooper.
- Last week I was in the bathroom at school and this girl came in humming "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas. Still humming, she then proceeded to pee to the beat of the song. I sat there trying not to bust up laughing as she kept humming while washing her hands. I walked out of my stall and she stopped humming and stared at me. "I thought I was alone," she whispered. Awkward for her, hilarious for me!

- Husbandman's reaction to this. I love buying weird things online for the sole purpose of scaring one's spouse.
- America's Best Dance Crew. Does anyone else watch this? Amazing!
- One time in Biology class I couldn't remember the scientific name of white blood cells (leukocytes) so I wrote lukeskywalker. My teacher said it was close enough and gave me full credit.
- Only one more follower until I give away something cool! Keep in mind, people, this is a relative term. What I think is cool tends to equal something totally random and weird. I mean, did you see the toilet monster?
- I found my dentist on Facebook. I love this silly world we live in.
- Easter this weekend!
- Saturday, my cousins and I are having a British Garden Party in celebration of the Royal Wedding coming up soon. I am going as Ms. Abigail Plumbottom, widow to the late Sir Fitzwilliam Dunderbore. Husband is going as Mr. Percival Hornswoggle, gentleman caller. I love my cousins and our crazy ways.
- I really like the shade of my toenails right now.
- I found this on Etsy. I feel strongly that no household should ever be without one of these:
 The original chalkboard horse. Yesssssssss!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Toilet Monster

I bought this guy to scare husbandman. I can't wait until he gets home!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Note to Finals

Dear Finals,
You are an evil genius.

Every year you have me thinking that you're really not that bad and that my last-year self was just being dramatic. Now you've got me crying over dog food commercials and guzzling very questionable orange juice. I'm beginning to think selling my soul to the devil is a reasonable bargain for getting me out of my Quantitative Research and Statistics final. You have caused me to forsake my marathon training in favor of the three tubs of cookie dough in the fridge that husbandman bought from the kids for a school fundraiser. And I am not being dramatic.

I mean, who even needs a college degree, really? Bill Gates didn't have a college degree. You go, Billy! Way to show finals who's boss! I could totally do what he did, right? I'll just become independently wealthy.

Ok, I'll work out a Plan B just for backup.

Completely Unmotivated Almost-Graduate

On a side note, don't you think we make an astonishingly attractive couple??

Friday, April 15, 2011

Top Five Friday

This weekend, my cousins and I are having an 80's dance party of sorts to learn the sweet moves from this video:

Completely epic, is it not? As were the outfits:

So this week I thought I would share my top five favorite things from the 80's. Granted, I only lived in the 80's for three short years, but they were quite meaningful years.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Seriously, peeps. They were the shiz. To this day I still know their theme song by heart.
2. The game MASH (mansion apartment shelter house). Please tell me you played this with your friends at school. 

3. This video. It seriously revolutionized all things music video. It was the deepest desire of my heart at one point to learn all the moves and perform them in a public setting. Maybe someday... Live on, Michael.

4. The hair. More specifically the hair on 80's rock bands. More specifically 80's rock bands in general. I realize that's not very specific.

5. Seriously, this list could go on for days. There were so many great things about this time. My cousins would be disappointed if I didn't mention this one though. The Skip-it. I have no idea why we played with these things. They were a dang hazard. Someone's ankle was always inevitably maimed. And they always hit you right on the bone where it hurt. I still think the theme song is amazing though. "And the very best thing of all, there's a counter on this ball!"

Thanks for reading! And for all of you 80's lovers out there, I have this to say:

"Wax on, wax off."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's All About the Bean

- I found a container of leftovers in my fridge the other day. I had forgotten about them because they were in a sour cream container. The several weeks they had lived in my fridge had not been kind to them. It was a malodorous calamity.
- There is a middle school in our area whose mascot is a Trojan. This would not be inappropriate if their school motto was not "Do hard things."
- I'm quite sick. I tried so hard to remain well. I was beautifully handling the transition from winter to spring. Then yesterday I woke up with a sore throat. And today I feel like I've been blown up on a speeding train every 8 minutes for the past two days. Yes, I recently saw Source Code.
- Getting off on a tangent when you're trying to make a... SQUIRREL!
- Bandit went out to play in the rain. When he came back inside he smelled really bad. Like wet dog. Ug! So I sprayed him with Febreeze. And now he smells like clean linen. Am I a bad person?
- This couple found Kate Middleton's face on a jellybean. They are selling it for over $800. We may have reached an apex in Royal Wedding hysteria.
- I think when we hit 50 followers I will give away something cool. 50 seems like a nice, round number. Plus we're almost there. What do you think? I enjoy entering giveaways. It feels like a less risky version of Vegas. I like visiting, but I'm much too poor and unlucky to gamble away any moola. Maybe I would if I found some on the ground or something.
- Today I saw the Statue of Liberty being chased down the street by a guy in a pizza costume. That can't be an easy job.
- I ordered a book from Amazon about how to run a successful small business. It came today, and instead a received a book called Extreme Dinosaurs. I consider this a reasonable substitute.
- I'm writing a song for husbandman. It's about bacon and Costco.
- In nursery on Sunday I was chatting with this little girl (she's almost 3). I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she said, "A magic rainbow pony that farts fire." Seriously, kids are the best!
- I just found a new favorite bobblehead. Flo from the Progressive commercials. Fun fact of the day: I collect bobbleheads.

Did anything awkward or awesome happen to you this week?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's tough to be a bridesmaid

Normally weddings are "don't ask, don't tell" types of events when it comes to the single guests. Weddings can be difficult when you're single. However, typically it's important to be discreet about it when hooking up with a groomsmen while the rest of the guests eat cake.

During a recent wedding, a couple of bridesmaids disappeared with a couple of groomsmen. Oh man. It was going to be one of those nights. They had been celebrating quite vigorously for several hours and had perhaps celebrated a little too much by this point. What's a wedding coordinator to do? Usually I just help them fix their hair and make sure their shoes are on the right feet.

However, these ladies came down the stairs wearing the wrong dresses. In their drunken stupor, they had somehow mixed them up. Oh man. I did my best to try to maintain their dignity by pulling them into the office to change. I went to get them something to eat and when I came back, one of them was passed out on the floor wearing nothing but a Texas state flag.

It's tough to be a bridesmaid.

Here's me with my lovely bridesmaids. They are so amazing. I couldn't have asked for more wonderful ladies to be by my side on my big day. Luckily, no dress switching took place during my wedding. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oh, What a Beautiful Day

Today was a beautiful day! We spent a lot of time with some good old-fashioned elbow grease trying to get our car clean in the aftermath of this. It was a big job. But I didn't care because we were outside and it was such a gorgeous day! It made my heart sing and rainbows and unicorns shoot out of my fingertips. It was that great.

We took puppy along. He liked being outside too. He disliked the sound of the vacuum. So he sat over there.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Ok, so I am weird. I've always considered it a part of my charm... Right? Riiiiiight?? *Tap tap* Is this thing on?

Yesterday, my crazy cousins and I went down to the Utah County Home and Garden Expo for another random adventure. We participated in a flash mob by freezing in place for two minutes.

Here we are practicing our freeze: 
Below is the video of the event. I am the girl kneeling on the floor in the white shirt. I love my cousins. They are the freaking best! Stay tuned to find out what weird thing we do next weekend. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Top Five Friday

I decided to start a new feature. Top Five Friday! On Fridays I will make a list of my top five special things that I feel like talking about at any given moment. I'm stealing the idea from this lady. She writes a completely fabulous blog mostly centered around a very magical creature.

So this Friday...
Top Five Favorite Drinks
1. Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks
Oh man, oh man! This stuff is like little drops of heaven. Try it. Then send warm fuzzies my way cause you're so in love.

2. Ocean Water from Sonic
I'm not sure what it is about this stuff. I'm not a huge soda drinker, but this is the exception. It's super tasty and reminds me of the beach. And not just because of the name.

3. Chocolate Almond Amore from The Olive Garden
I get the non-alcoholic version but I'm sure the other is good too. This is basically a chocolate shake with a dash of almond in it. De-lish!

4. Horchata from Cafe Rio
I've never tried this drink from anywhere else, so I am by no means an expert. But this one is yummy! It takes like rice pudding in drink form.

5. Clementine Izze
This is a recent discovery. I think it might be a new flavor. Love it! It reminds me of summer. And boy am I ready to get my summer on!

Do you have any favorites to recommend?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scary Hands

It's Awkward and Awesome Thursday! I haven't done this for a while, but it's good to be back. :)

-Husbandman's computer is sitting by me and it keeps resetting itself. I'm really worried something malevolent is going to come out of it and suck out my soul. Have I mentioned before that I really shouldn't watch scary movies? Ever.
- I waited about 5 minutes behind a car pulling out of a parking lot only to realize that the car was parked, not running and had no one in it.
- I walked into a bathroom and saw a sign that didn't make any sense. It said, "Caution: Floor is slippery when wet." I was confused because the floor was carpeted.
- It's snowing outside. It's difficult to go anywhere in April in Utah. I have to bring both shorts and snow pants everywhere I go.
- I was wondering today: What was Captain Hook's name before his hand was cut off?
- Those Swiffer commercials with the dirt and mud people. For some reason these totally creep me out.
- I had a dream that husband brought home a hedgehog so we dyed his quills blue and named him Sonic.
- I sat next to a new person in class this morning. I asked him what his name was and he said, "Tom Riddle." I'm scared.

- Tonight at work was a rather difficult wedding, but the dishwashers made it all better with some amazing entertainment including an interpretative dance to Eye of the Tiger and lip syncing to the a Spice Girls number. Thanks, boys!
- Husbandman and I went to get sushi on April Fool's Day and they brought us a goldfish in a bowl.
- There are only 4 weeks until I graduate! 4 flippin' weeks!
- Say Yes to the Dress. I think my wedding obsession fuels my love for this show. I love the way their faces light up when they find the right one. Do any of you watch it?
- My professor's beard has its own Facebook page. No one knows who started it, but it has 67 friends including my professor himself.
- Digiorno now comes with cookies. Epic win.
- Husbandman asked me to put a Veggie Tales sing-along into our Netflix queue. Boy, I love him!
- I went to a pet store the other day and met a parrot that had been taught to say, "Help! I've been turned into a parrot!"
- Tomorrow we are going to buy little rubber duckies and put them in the puddles in the church parking lot. I'm pretty excited.
- My scary hands. Husbandman is very frightened indeed.

Did anything awkward or awesome happen to you this week?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Back to our regularly scheduled programming

It's been a while since I did a Weird Wedding Wednesday post. I've just been having way too much fun involving myself in public embarrassment I guess. :)

This week I'm going to tell you about one of my very first weddings. It nearly scared me out of the business altogether. It was a goth wedding. The cake was a black castle with a dragon flying overhead. When you cut into it, it oozed raspberry filling (to look like blood). They also served Hawaiian Punch to look like blood. The bride's dress was gorgeous, albeit very untraditional. It was black with an 18-layer tulle skirt that faded from black into blood-red at the bottom. It almost looked like she had been walking around a bloody massacre scene and the bottom six inches of her dress got soaked. Which was, most likely, the effect she was hoping for. She carried a bouquet of dead roses.

This couple was bizarre with a capital B. The bachelorette party involved a seance. The bridesmaids' makeup included streaked mascara as if they had been sobbing uncontrollably and hadn't slept in days. The groom's fingernails were at least 5 inches long and stained black. He also had ceramic vampire fangs. Figures.

Instead of the traditional ring exchange, the couple opted to instead pierce one another's chins. During the ceremony. In our beautiful chapel. Yeah. Having never before witnessed such a thing done, I nearly died. The reception lasted 6 hours and at some point turned from a creepy yet somewhat calm gathering to a raging orgy. The groom was off in the corner with three vampire women (all biting each other periodically) and the bride disappeared with some guy in a cloak and didn't return for hours.

As for me, I hid in the closet.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I think Mother Nature is confused...

My closet is also confused. It doesn't know whether it should hold shorts or snow pants. But we did make the most of the weird weather and made a diverse group of snow people.

P.S. They melted the next day.

Monday, April 4, 2011

H2 Revealed

It was my cousins Amy and Cortney. They'll never admit to it though. It ruins the mystery. The day progressed through a series of emails. We met at Cafe Rio...

Yes, I chose the most embarrassing costume I could find in either mine or my mother-in-law's collection. I figured if I was going to totally embarrass myself in public, I was going to do it right!
Email #1...

Evil brings men together. –Aristotle
Hope you enjoy your meal… you never know if it’s your last.
Run along to all-star lanes and bowl your little hearts out.

Email #2...

Unfortunately it wasnt your heads rolling down that lane. You must picture scavenge now.

Pick up your instructions at Grandfather Nuttall’s.
 Be afraid.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. -Mahatma Ghandi

Email #3...
You made it out alive... at least this year!