Thursday, January 29, 2009

"If You Voted For Me..."

I cannot let this Beyonce' thing go. But when the media keeps feeding me with more fuel...I just have to add it to the fire. Click on the Barack video. Watch it. Laugh. Laugh some more. I am so happy that people can poke fun at the new president in a non-negative way. I am also glad to know he has a look-a-like out there to take the heat off of his personal life. We know that the man in this video is NOT, I repeat, NOT the president. The imposter can dance. Barack cannot. However, I'm sure he busts a few moves just as good in the privacy of the White House! Rock on, Barack!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I have removed the evidence...

For those of you who read the previous blog and wanted to watch the you tube videos I mentioned, you will now have to look them up yourselves. While it was nice yesterday, today some of them are unavailable, and some have been altered so that Beyonce' is covered up by scences from Obama's campaign. Whatever. Enjoy her while she sings. I still think her dress was prettier!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"At Last..."

...I get to talk about Michelle Obama's inagural ball dress. To tell you the truth, after my man Denzel announced, "ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States and his wife, Michelle Obama..." I got all giddy and excited to see what she was wearing. I'm sorry to say I was a wee bit disappointed. I wanted something more Jacqueline Kennedy-stunning, or classic Nancy Reagan. I realize Michelle Obama is supposed to be hip and happening in the world of fashion, but the dress kind of reminded me of a last minute effort to drape yourself in fabric and then hot-glue pieces of pom poms or cotton balls to it for dimension. I also noticed when they were dancing, it got in her way a lot which makes it awkward to waltz with any man, including the new President of the United States. I think her fashion sense is a little 'to the left, to the left' for me.

Here is where I once again give a plug to my girl Beyonce'. She was dressed elegantly in a light purple/silver hue satin gown, simply cut and stunning. It was SO STUNNING they don't even dare publish photos of it on the internet, knowing that she will outshine the first lady in her fashion choice. My treat for you on my video bar (third box down gives the best view of 'the dress') and watch Beyonce' singing "At Last" for the first dance of the first couple. Her beauty will take your breath away. Michelle may be married to the President, but Beyonce' will always be married to the house of style. (At least for the Inagural Ball!)

***Just a note of observation...Ba-ROCK doesn't have a lot of style when it comes to dancing. If I was in the same room with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keyes, Mary J. Blige, Mr. Maroon 5, and of course, Beyonce' I would have been getting my groove on, regardless of protocol. Don't call yourself Ba-ROCK the house if all you're doing is a little swaying here and there. Put your hands up, oohh, oohh, ohhh!!!!! (Check it out on the video bar, 2nd box down!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"All the Single Ladies..."

...put your hands up!" My gal-pal Beyonce' was singing on the radio this morning when I was taking Cassidy and two other boys from our neighborhood to school. As we were sitting at a stoplight, Beyonce continues, "If you liked it then you should'a put a ring on it..." And because we are tight like this (Cross two fingers together) I always dance in the car when Beyonce' is singing. While I'm doing my thing, Cassidy starts laughing hysterically. Apparently the man in the little car next to us was really enjoying my show because he smiled and gave me a 'thumbs up'! I'm pretty sure if Beyonce' had been in the car with me she would have said, "You go, girl!" right before she said, "to the left, to the left"...the light has changed and you need to turn "to the left, to the left!"

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Smile for the Camera"...

If you're ever wondering what your kids do on your computer when you're not looking, here's a peek. Yesterday I was downloading some photos and came across something very interesting. While investigating further, it came to my attention that someone had been using my webcam. It wasn't me, since I really don't know how to use the thing.

I began to interrogate the suspect in question, using my best monotone David Caruso CSI investigative voice, minus the cool shades. (Names have been left out to protect the guilty) "_______, have you been using my webcam?" Suspect replies, "No. I don't even know how." I continue this line of questioning, "Are you sure?" Suspect replies yet again. "Yes, I'm sure. It is too complicated for me." Now I've got him where I want him and I go in for the kill. I present him with approximately 25 chronological photos of himself, the suspect, in various goofy poses. After being faced with the evidence, it was clear he was going to be convicted. He changed his plea instantly. "Wow, it looks like it wasn't that complicated after all! I guess I did know how to use it!"
I ask once again, "What am I going to do with this boy?" Maybe another letter from Santa is in order. And it's only January!

"Here She Is..."

...Miss (America) Idaho! In case you have been anxiously awaiting the upcoming Miss America is THE girl to watch. Elise Davis, our very own Miss Idaho, is also our very own 'adopted daughter". She and Whitney have been good friends since 5th grade. They bought their first Harry Potter books together, went on their first date together (not with each other!) took Chemistry and Honors English together, graduated together, learned to surf together, and headed off to BYU together!When Eli was born we all teased that he was her namesake, since the first three letters of their names are the same: E-L-I-(S-E) and E-L-I-(J-A-H). Now she is in Vegas preparing to (Hopefully!) come home with the Miss America sash, or at least some really good scholarship money. We have been watching COUNTDOWN TO THE CROWN on TLC each Friday night with her parents in preparation for what is to come. Go on line this Friday night and vote for her LIKE CRAZY! We want her to win a gold sash! She needs to be in the top 15 so she can share her talent on tv. She sings opera and is AMAZING!

Here's to you Elise. Best wishes from your 'second family' in Idaho! We will be cheering for you all the way! Make us proud!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Glow, handsome vampire...glitter, glitter...

It's true. I broke down and went to TWILIGHT with the girls and my friend Kimberly on New Year's Day. I'll admit right up front I'm not a fan of the books, having only read Twilight and New Moon. I have some serious issues with her writing, her content, her implications of what she thinks is okay and what I don't, but that is a whole different blog for an entirely different day. I will say this. I honestly liked the movie. So much more than I thought I would. In fact, I wish I had never read the books and skipped right to the movie. I found it rather enjoyable. Parts were laughable,(***see side note at end of blog) parts were intense, parts were AMAZING, (Vampire baseball!) and parts were well, empowering. (Alice ripping off James' head and then dancing afterwards! Refreshing!) My only disappointment was the scene where Edward is supposed to sparkle like diamonds in the sun. When Robert Pattinson removes his shirt(***another side note at the end of blog) in the meadow in front of Bella, I just wanted to scream at the screen, "Why are you so sweaty?" via my best Kip voice. 'Nuf said.

***If you have never been to a movie with my girls and I you are missing out on our uproariously contagious laughter. It is music to my ears. Come with us to FIREPROOF or HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 and you, too, can experience the laughter of a lifetime.

***Just so you know, there is not a photograph of this particular scene anywhere to be found. I think the reason is because if people knew how it turned out on film, based on what they expected it to look like, they would never fork( or should I say, "Forks"?) out the $9.50 it costs to go watch vampires in love. Not even if they knew how cool it was to actually watch them play baseball, or go tree-climbing! That has day-date written all over it! But only with the right 'eternally seventeen' teenage boy! Don't let the branch hit you on the way down!

"If I Were a Boy..."

...I would be seriously in love with Beyonce'. I think she is stunning. Stunningly beautiful. Any boy/man would be lucky to be seen on her arm. But let's get serious, Jermaine Jackson. The reason I like her is because she has some serious 'girl power' going on. She and I would be great friends. I think I would like to ride around with her while she dumps her fact, I would specifically like to ride around in the car that she references with the following line..."It's my name that's on that Jag." Who doesn't want to ride around in a Jag, for heck's sake? I envision myself and my new best 'gal pal' Beyonce wearing gold dresses and our Jimmy Choos , belting out at the top of our lungs, "Baby drop them keys, Hurry up before your taxi leaves." Of course he needs a taxi now...she has taken away his Jag. As the music love fest continues, our singing gets louder, and now we are finger snapping and swaying side-to-side as well. "I could have another you in a minute, Matter fact, (Beyonce' and I like to sing 'matta' and make the 'r' silent) he'll be here in a minute." The truth of the 'matta' is, Beyonce will always have another man in a minute, because she is stunning. Stunningly beautiful. Just once I want to join her on the chorus as we harmonize, "Don't you ever for a second get to thinkin' you're irreplaceable." Can you just imagine how much fun it would be to go shopping with her. We could be walking around in Macy's and if I spotted a sweata (silent 'r') I really wanted her opionion on I could say, "Hey, Beyonce' the left, to the left." And then she would see the sweata and tell me it was just what I needed to make me, that's right, stunning. Stunningly beautiful. Aaaah. What a day for a daydream!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The First Party...and Blog...of 2009!

I know...I have blogged three times in less than 6 hours, but I didn't want to let the night end before wishing everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR...and also share pictures from our "Rockin' New Year's Eve". The guest list was extensive...Jonas Brothers, Ryan Seacrest, Taylor Swift.

We aren't sure, but we think the person in the really cool hat might have been Sara Palin or her snowmobile racing champion husband...they can see Russia from their house, and that's where they got the really cool hat from!

Aaahhh...the Clinton's. Still trying to get our votes and buy our respect. Can you say, "Get a new hairstyle for the new year, Hillary?" Or better yet, how about, "Get a new husband before you are sworn in as Secretary of State. Then he'll have plenty of time on his hands, and you won't have to worry about him making you look bad again. Hopefully, you won't do it on your own!"
My personal favorite, Mr. Dick Clark. I have loved him from Day One when I first watched 'American Bandstand'. I haven't missed a New Year's Eve without him, and it was nice to see him again, even if he does look stoned. I'm a bit sad about how he has been affected by his strokes and failing health, but if I had to rate him in my book of memories, he'd get a '10'...for introducing me to good dancing and great rock-n-roll! Party on, Dick!