Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Dev!

Happy Birthday Dad, I love you! As I have said before, you're an American hero.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Straight bangs

I wish so dearly that I could pull off straight bangs. As many of you know I am obsessed with Taylor Swift. Many a nights at the Olson home you can find me listening to my Ipod and belting out her tunes as Eric tries to ignore my off pitch singing. Anyways, recently I saw her with her hair straight and these straight bangs (pictured above) and I nearly fell off my chair, I though she looked so good, but then I try it and I just look like a kindergartner with a bad hair cut. I don’t know if it is the shape of my face or what but it always looks less then stellar when I wear strait bangs. Okay that is my little rant for the day.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sports fan in training

So Eric is a sports fan (understatement), because of that I have become a sports fan. In my quest to be a true sports fan, I filled out a bracket for the NCAA men basketball tournament also know as March Madness. I filled it out and me and Eric made a bet, who ever had the better bracket would buy the other dinner, and not just dinner at a T.G.I. Fridays, I mean a nice dinner.
I filled out my bracket with dreams of bracket perfection(impossible), then I went online and looked at other peoples brackets, like professional sport analyst brackets. I started to compare my bracket to the pros and my dream of bracket perfection came crashing down. I think it is safe to say I have one of the worst brackets of all time. We have not even made it to the sweet sixteen, and 3 of my 4 teams in the final 4 are out and my winner of the national champion lost in the second round (although I think nearly half of the people who filled out brackets put Kansas as the national champions). I think it is safe to say I am going to be taking Eric out. Just another bump in the road for a sports fan in training.

Monday, March 15, 2010


These past few days in the SLC have been so beautiful it is getting me very excited for spring. Utah is notorious for having unpredictable weather in March and April but when it is nice outside it gets me so energized for the days of constant sun shine and blue skies, when you can take walks at 8:30 at night and it is still light outside. I can't wait!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Mallys

In honor of the academy awards being this weekend I have decided to put together my list of some of the Best Pictures of 2009. I now present you with the Mallys, you may have never heard of them, but they are basically the most coveted award in Hollywood.

In the category of "Best Girls Night Out Movie"

The Mally goes to:

He’s Just not that into you. In general, I hate romantic comedies. They all have the exact same story lines and usually end up being heavy on the clich├ęs and light on the comedy. However this romantic comedy I loved and how can you not LOVE Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) in it.

In the category of "Best Movie you did not Want to see but your Husband Dragged you to"

The Mally goes to:

District 9. Okay going into this movie I was not excited, I thought it was going to be some dumb alien movie. I was wrong, this movie is about aliens but it takes a totally different approach to the typical alien movie.

In the category of "Best Date Movie"

The Mally goes to:

500 Days of Summer. This movie is so cleaver and enjoyable. At times it makes your face go numb from smiling and then at other times it makes your heart break. Plus it has my favorite movie scene in cinematic history, if you have seen it you probably know what I am taking about, all I can say is take Hall and Oats and add in the UCLA marching band and that is going to be cinematic magic.

In the category of "Best Music in a Movie"

The Mally goes to:

Crazy Heart. This movie, about a down and out country blues musician, is so good. The music is so wonderful and Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake is nothing short of perfection.

And lastly, In the category of "Best Movie that put a Smile on your Face"

The Mally goes to:

Julie and Julia. After watching this movie I wanted to be just like Julia Child. Her no one can get me down attitude and charming personality made her irresistible to watch and made me realize why my bestie Sarah did a biography on her in 5th grade when everyone else was doing theirs on pop stars and historical figures.

So those are the Mally winners of 2009. If there are other movies from 2009 that you think should be added to the Mallys, I am open to suggestions, and if I agree with you I will add some winners to the list.

P.S. Happy Birthday to Big Sis Maggie up in Alaska! Hope it was awesome and a present is in that mail for you as we speak!