Friday, June 28, 2013

Money on the flo

When I was younger, I was a huge proponent for picking up loose change from the floor. I'd scan the hallways of my high school and was mowed down on a semi-weekly basis during a penny scoop. It was highly embarrassing to my friends. 

Now that I live in San Francisco, I don't pick up change from the ground. My reasons:

1. Nasty: San Francisco, CA vs. Blue Springs, MO is nasty. Especially on the ground. There are just more people. San Fran, I'm not judging you, I'm just stating the facts. 

2. I've gotten lazier and I don't think squatting for every pittance would be as easy to recover from..physically.

3. I'm rich now. I don't work at McD's anymore and therefore consider myself lucky and rich. I also stopped coming home reeking of grease havok. Now havoc is wreaked in bulk and continues rocksteady throughout the year. You are welcome. 

Note: Quarters and paper money: totes different story. 

Hulu reviews-

Deep in my Heart (2002)- This was a great movie about an adopted girl in the 60's who then tries to find her mother. It has an interesting format and lots of heart. I give it an A. 

Voyager- I knew it. I knew it would end like that. It was good, but I had a feeling about the end of that movie. Started off pretty slow, but very entertaining. I give it an A-. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Hulu Review-

Hulu Review-

One Night with the King- This was a great movie to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. There was nothing inappropriate or explicit. It was about Queen Esther in the Bible, but was interesting and had good acting.

Miracle Run- It was a great, based on a true story, movie about a mother of autistic twins. The main lady is on Fried Green Tomatoes. I liked her in both. Zach Efron is also in it. 

I had hummus and euros for lunch. It was, they were, delicious. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sheer genius-

Challenges are a treasure map to new talents. I truly believe that. My brother wrote that in an email to us this week. He's a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He flew to Taiwan Wednesday. I'm so proud of him. 

Wishing: I wish for more wishes. That said, as a person, it is often difficult for me to decide what to get others in holiday/present situations. I think about making helpful lists like this 2 weeks before Christmas and the day after my birthday. In order to know what other people, I will start the ball rolling and list what I want. Then I will know what to tell people when they ask. Or they can check my blog post I made that one time. 

1. Body baldness: I wish to be hairless except for the top of my head. So, nose hair clippers, nice shaving cream, and razors. I buy those myself, but sometimes it's nice to not have to buy that stuff.

2. Lotion and perfume: Sometimes I feel like a raisin and smelling good is important to me. Good lotion and perfume are nice to have. That does not mean I want to smell like that old shelf at your grandmother's house. 

I've smelled some perfume that has made me want to throw up. I don't want to smell like dead roses or rotton cottage cheese. However, if you think you would want to smell me after I sprayed that on myself, you could maybe get it for me. 

3. Probiotics and vitamins: Those are important things to have and they, like all things, must be bought. Unfortunately, to live healthy can be expensive. Now that I'm getting married, I realize living as an old woman now could make me feel more vibrant into my 30's. 

4. Exercise gear: I know I should exercise more. It would keep my back and knees from hurting. Therefore, maybe I just need some cool running gear to get me out. Quality gear can be expensive. Or good socks. You laugh. I'm not talking your garden variety sock for jocks.  

No, I'm talking quality running socks. I know they exist. I've seen them around. Yet somehow I can't make myself buy them. 

5. Food storage: you and I both know the end of the world is going to happen, and I'll need food. If you can't think of anything to give me, how about helping me eat when the stores have all closed. Buy me some giant tubs of water or canned food. 

I'll appreciate it when I'm starving to death. I'll even give you permission to buy me raisins. If they're dry packed. I hate raisins, but if I'm hungry, I'll eat anything. Please, no dried cockroaches. I would rather die hungry.

6. Shoes: I'm a size 8.5 or 9. I love shoes, but almost never buy them. I need some quality shoes. I need some fun shoes. Shoes. Then I can throw away my old shoes that old Mother Hubbard gave me. 

7. Multi-media: I love me some movies. I love me some music. If you have a favorite movie of all time, I might not have seen it. It's been a while since I've bought movies. Movie passes- even better. I love going to the movies, but it can be expensive. I'm totes down for that kind of stuff.

8. Buttons: I love fancy buttons. I just do. Don't judge me. There are so many kinds all over the place and nobody appreciates buttons anymore. I would like to start getting crafty with some button action. In order to do that, I will need fancy buttons. I have some. I will always need more.

9. A stuffed crocodile: I'm not talking about cloth, I'm talking the real deal. The desiccated remains of an amphibian. For my house. How will I decorate if I don't have a choice piece such as this to display in my front room.

10. Gas cards: Until all the cars die, like on Revolution, I'm going to need me some gas for my little purple PT. 

Ten sounds like a good list. I'll stop there for now. I don't want to sound like a greedy pants. Anyway, I'll be specific, this is mostly for Charles, since he's probably the only person who will be giving me gifts. Two a year babycakes- birthday and Christmas plus flowers. I love flowers. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

My boyfriend's Girlfriend-

Hulu movie review- this is for all you people who are looking for a good movie on netflix or hulu, but have no idea how to find them.

So every once in a while I'll put little mini reviews on here.

My boyfriend's girlfriend: It was interesting, well acted, and a good chick flick overall. I'm always looking for good chick flicks. And I feel like it was a true to life story, as opposed to some chick flicks you see.

I give it an A. Check it out. If you want.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


All these lovey pictures were done by my friend Tiara. She is amazing. She took a lot of pictures and picked the spots. If you aren't afraid of kissing your fiance a lot, you'll really like working with her. Charles loved it.

She is wonderful and creative. She has lots of experience with pictures. If you need some pictures taken, you should call her. I highly recommend her. Thanks for being awesome Tiara and taking some radtastic pictures. Her boyf Alex came and took some too. I think Charles put some of those on his blog too.


I feel the dufus. The other day I activated a check card for an online banking company. I felt pretty good about it. I used it once. Then I tried using it twice more and it didn't work. Unfortunately. 

I'll be honest; I felt frustrated. I didn't want the card to be defective or a hassle. I rued the day I opened the account. 

This morning I tried buying gas with it and the same thing happened. Grumble, mumble, stupid debit card. Stupid....DEBIT...card. Oh, yeah, I only put in like $30 when I opened the checking account. That makes a lot of sense. I've been using my credit card so long, I'd forgotten how debit cards worked. Oops. Silly rabbit. So today I put some more money in the account, so the card would have access to money. Now it should work. A+ for Merilee.

Speaking of A+, the genius I'm marrying got a 4.0 this semester. Go Charles! I don't think I ever managed a 4.0 in college..maybe. I was just too focused on helping other people..have fun.

I wish my mind were a little quicker so I could be good at Nertz. I also wish I were good at magic tricks. I really like magic tricks. 

I noticed about two months I think about Charles a lot. Whenever I see romantic shows or great guys who treat their ladies fine, I think of Charles. It just lights me up inside. It's nice. I like it. 

Review: "The Greatest" is a lifetime movie. I saw it on hulu. I actually really liked that movie. It was sad, but I enjoyed watching it immensely. It's about a high school kid who dies and how his family deals with it. 

Wedding planning is going alright. I got my dress in the mail and have an appointment to get it altered. I need to decide on what kind of cake and flowers to get. We have envelopes and pictures. We just need to finalize addresses and invites. 

BTW, if any of you people reading this haven't given me your address and you want an invite, you ought to send it to me. Then I can send you one. Otherwise, it will be difficult, because I'm not googling the world to get all the addresses I need. Not hat'nen. JSYK. We're going to address them hopefully this weekend and sending them out. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

For the win-

I watched a couple movies Monday. Two of which I really liked. The first was called Biloxi Blues and the second was called Motherhood.

Biloxi Blues was about some guys in an army training camp right before WWII ended, so they never actually went to war. It mainly focused on the bonding that happens in such situations. It reminded me a little of the bonding of missionaries, although the situation was obviously very different. 

It had Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Can you ask for more? It was entertaining and I enjoyed the humor in it. He does visit a house of ill I'd skip from when he sits on the bed to the next scene. I muted it and switched windows for that part. 

The movie Motherhood had Uma Therman and was honestly how I think my life is going to be in ten years. The mom reminded me of my crazy self and the dad reminded me of how great Charles is to me. It was a little trippy to watch it with those lenses and made me nervous to be a mom, but it's going to happen, so I should get used to the idea.

Can I just add, I watched a Geico commercial with the Pillsbury doughboy and I love him. That doughboy is ultra cute. 

My wedding plans are coming along, which is good, because I only have two more months- 7 weeks- to figure everything out. I've been extremely lucky in that my family and fiance are fantastic and know I hate shopping and decorating and have taken it upon themselves to grab the bull by the horns. I've been pleased as punch to let them ride in my place. Bull riding sounds dangerous anyway. 

I need to pick flowers, sound out invites, decide on a cake, and work out a dress. However, everything else seems ok. We took some engagement pics Sunday. We registered at BBB yesterday. It only took 3 hours and we only tagged 10 pages worth of stuff. Turns out Charles is the one worried about matching the house, another evidence he is perfect for me. I chuckled to myself a couple times during our jaunt, since I can't quite wrap my head around the idea of wedding registries and people buying me stuff for getting married. 

Since I decided to marry Charles, I don't think I could get any luckier and happier and I cannot imagine people are giving me gifts for being so happy. I guess you could say that takes the cake- which is why we will be having cake at the receptions. Everyone knows wedding cake is delicious and worth the awkwardness of standing around at weddings. 

On that note, I'd just like to apologize in advance for the standing around awkwardness at my receptions and hope the people who can make it will just talk to each other because honestly, I know a lot of incredible people. Can you imagine, all those wonderful together at one time? Man, I can't wait. 

Other things to decide:

1. Hair: Up or down?
2. Shoes: White, non-ugly, semi-comfortable. Impossible? Possibly
3. What type of bunk bed to put in our room
4. Is that thing on Pinterest going to look as good when I do it?

As you see, I have done almost nothing, yet I feel I have done much to prepare for this event of a lifetime. Here comes the stress. Or so I've heard.