Thursday, January 10, 2013


Hey, remember me? Yeah, I blog. I forgot too, don't worry.

I have four days left of Christmas Break. Boo. I like this life of watching Blue Bloods, reading books (for fun and not because they are required), and eating the delicious food my mama makes.  But I guess I have had a lot of fun during vacation.  Well, some of it wasn't fun, per say - maybe more like "adventurous" and "really weird". I don't know. You be the judge.

1)  Blue Bloods.  Because I've probably spent the most time on this pursuit, it comes first.  This is the best show on TV, hands down. My whole family agrees. If you don't like this show, you're crazy and don't talk to me. Just kidding. Sort of. Anyway, I know I've raved about this show before, but my obsession reached a whole new level over break because my parents gave me the first two seasons for Christmas. I've finished both seasons, and now I have proceeded to go back through and rewatch my favorite episodes. And I'm probably going to rewatch both seasons with Nicole. Blue Bloods Mania has escalated to the point that Abby and I legitimately feel really attached to the characters - we talk about them like they actually exist. This may classify in the aforementioned "really weird" category. Don't care. Jamie Reagan is my soul mate, and Danny Reagan and I may be distantly related (which makes the whole "marrying Jamie" plan really awkward): suspicions arising due to our shared rage trait.

2)   Harry Potter.  Two incidences regarding HP have made me smile over break.  Back story. My parents have been reading through the HP books together for the past 8 months or so.  They take turns reading a chapter or two aloud to each other every night.  Precious, I know. First, while away from the house one evening at the beginning of break, I received a phone call from my mother.  Our conversation went something like this...
"Hello, Mama."
"Is this the Harry Potter Hotline?"
(I laugh maniacally) "Yes. How can I help you?"
"Once you've stunned someone or 'stupefied' them, how do you wake them up?"
"Oh jeez. It's embarrassing that I know this. Just use the countercurse. It's 'ennervate,' if you're wondering."
"(To my father in the background) I told you she'd know, Pete! Thank you. Now we need to get back to reading!"
Yep. That happened. I need an HP Nerd badge or something. It's riddikulus. See what I did there?
Second, I've been reading the last few chapters of Deathly Hallows aloud to them.  It's so fun to see them unraveling the story and putting together obscure plot points. I love HP. I love reading. I love my parents. So. Much. Fun.

3) Moving Abby to Denver. This classifies as adventurous. Adventurous because Abby accidentally purchased a couch that was too big to fit in the back of our Rav-4.  Commence the next hour and a half of being parked in the 15 minute loading zone at IKEA, tearing into a newly purchased tool kit using jumper cables because the plastic was atomic bomb proof, taking the couch completely out of its cardboard box to save several inches, my finger bleeding all over the cardboard, us eventually squeezing the couch in with the front seats moved all the way forward, me having to drive the car back to Abby's apartment because I was the only one who could fit in the driver's seat, my dad folding himself into the passenger seat because he didn't want me to drive alone (literally, he folded himself in - it was such a small space, he had to take his shoes off to joke), and me praying the whole drive because if anything happened, Dad was going to fly through the windshield to his doom.  NEVER. AGAIN. Also, this same couch was later dropped on my arm. If I hadn't sacrificed so much to get this couch into Abby's apartment, I would've tossed it off the balcony. RAGE.

4)  Going to the Caldera to see the stars. Ok, this was incredible. If you live in Los Alamos, and you haven't done this yet, PLEASE GO.  I have never seen so many stars. It was like a blanket over the Caldera, and the light was reflecting off of the snow. So beautiful. I couldn't stop gazing at the universe in awe!

5) The Hobbit and Les Miserables. Both incredible movies. The dwarf song in The Hobbit gives me chills every time I hear it.  And let's be real, I am so okay with it being made into three movies because I never want the magic of these movies to come to an end. And I have no words for how amazing Les Mis is. I downloaded the whole movie score off of iTunes yesterday, and today, I actually just sat on the couch for awhile reveling in its glory. So incredible. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home. I can't stop listening. Hugh Jackman is probably the most talented individual on the planet. I've seen so many great summaries of this movie, though. Wolverine sings to the Gladiator while the Princess of Genovea (whose secret identity is Catwoman) sings in the street, and Borat and Bellatrix Lestrange open a hotel together. Something like that.

I have so many more things I could include in this post, but I won't. I want you to keep guessing at what other amazing things I do with my life. HA. Kidding. I'm just lazy.  But this vacation has reaffirmed that I have the coolest family and coolest friends ever. Not that there was ever any question regarding those matters :)

Peace and blessings, y'all.