Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Heart Disney!

So, I've been a huge Disney kick lately!! I've been brushing up on some of the old Disney Classics. I remember when I was little they seemed really long, yet when I watch them on youtube its so short!

I love Disney! Walt Disney was a genius and wonderful man!! Im so glad that Disney continues to grow and bring smiles from children to adults! Though, I have to say, the Disney movies today are really good but they just don't have that classic old Disney touch. I don't know though, maybe that's just me.

Any-who, I thought I would post some fun pictures from a couple of my many favorites and list why I as a kid loved it so much!

101 Dalmatians: By far number one favorite! I've always wanted a dalmatian ever since I saw this movie as a little kid. I loved Lucky, Patch, and Rolly when I was little. I remember every time my Aunt Susie would babysit me and my sister while my parents were at Suns game I begged her to let us watch 101 while "going" to sleep. Now a days when I watch it just makes me smile and I love how they make the owners look like the dogs- its so true though! Next time you're out, look at the dog and the owner bet you they look a like in some way!

The Lion King: Who didn't love this movie?! It's one of the few that my Dad took me to when I was little and I remember hearing him laugh out loud as well. When I was small my cousin, sister, and I would act out the movie and of course I always called being simba...even if he was a boy. Hopefully one day I'll get to work the the real stars of this movie. :)

Beauty and the Beast: Another top favorite!! I loved the idea of objects being alive. I use to wonder what it would be like if the things in my house were alive and could talk to me. Plus, Belle is amazing. She's my favorite Disney Princess. When I was little I had the coolest Beauty and the Beast coloring book, which was and still probably my favorite. I have it still... somewhere.

Robin Hood: Yay!! Okay, this is just one of the cutest Disney ever did. Took a classic fairytale and made it fun and lovable. My favorite character by far is the little girl rabbit you see pictured. OMG! "Yeah, mind yo manners!". SO CUTE!!

Mary Poppins: I always wished, and still do, that I can snap and my room would clean up on its own. When I was little my favorite part was this scene where they jumped into the chalk drawing! Even today I have a new love for it because of a fun inside joke with my best friend Dan!

The Arstiocats: I'm not a cat person at all, but I loved this movie. I love the little kittens, and heck yes my name was the little girl kitten! Granted, she was kinda snotty but still. I love the beginning where they are pratcing the piano and painting. My brother used to love this movie because of the dogs, and seriously would wet his pants from laughing so hard at them. Till this day, I don't know what was so funny like he did.

Lady and the Tramp: With this one, I never liked the main character as much as I loved the neighborhood dogs, and Tramp! Plus, how cute are the puppies at the end?!

Bambi: Oh the wonderful movie that gave us the word 'Twitterpaited!" The movie is really cute, and I love when they were little. Best scene: "Say bird!" "Say bird!" "BIRD!!!" 'Bird, bird, bird, bird!"

The Little Mermaid: What girl did not love this movie?! Im still jealous that she got to marry Prince Eric..he's HOT! Seriously, I think he's the best looking prince out of all them. I love this scene. I wouldn't mind if it happened to me...(someone tell Wyaitt!).

Dumbo: Honestly, I haven't seen this one is so long but it's on my list of next to watch! When I was little elephants use to be my favorite animal. I blame this guy- how adorable is he?! Plus he could fly...I want a flying elephant!!

Like I said, those are only a few out of my many favorites!! Not only am I on a Disney movie kick but I've been dying to go back to Disneyland. I haven't been since 7th grade, and back then they were just, just starting the building of the California Adventure Park. I was suppose to go last Oct. but never did.

Anyone want to go on a Road Trip?! Im all in!!

Alright, it's late and I have class in like 7 hours. Crap! Keep hanging on!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Well, I got some exciting news for y'all. I wasn't quite ready for the responsibilities that were suddenly put on me this Wednesday, but I stepped up to the challenge. I'm proud to say that I have cute tiny buckaroos of my own!!
That is right. I have become a proud mother of some of most adorable kids you'll ever see.

Presenting... Buckaroo #1: Hopper, Buckaroo #2: Jiminy, Buckaroo # 3: Herbert, Buckaroo # 4: Little C, and Miss Buckaroo #5: Melody.

Oh but that is not all....I'm also the proud mother of ...

Presenting...well okay, they're all hidden except for Little Hunter, but my other 6 (including Hunter) look like this!

As you can see, my first set of kiddos are none other than the domestic house crickets we always see in our homes, schools, offices, etc. The next set is mealworms that will grow into cute little black and red beetles!

Before you all think I have lost my mind, hear me out!

On Wednesday in my Entomology Lab we found out that we would be rearing (raising) our own insects. We had the choices between crickets, milkweed bugs (another beetle type), liver flies (yeah this was a no b/c I would have to feed them raw liver until Nov. 19th and the liver already smelt horrible), fruit flies (another no, if they got out I wouldn't hear the end of it from the roomies), or yellow mealworm beetles (the kind Hunter and his bro/sis are).

The idea was not to make us freaks, though it doesn't help our cause any b/c once people hear we are in this class we're classified as weirdos, but to see the life cycle of an insect. I'm suppose to try and raise these little guys who are all babies (except Melody, she's an adult female cricket), once mature get them to mate, and then try and raise the new generation of little ones. This class gets better and better! Haha.

I've already had an interesting time with my new children. Sadly, I lost one of my cricket babies the first night after lab. He didn't survive the shock I guess. I've also had an escape attempt by Hopper while I was trying to give them water last night. The little turd bucket jumped out and almost went down the sink!! No worries though, being the wonderful mother I am, I got him just in time and put him safely in his bed.

My crickets are very spunky! Luckily my boys haven't matured enough yet to start chirping. Though when that starts I'm sure I'll hear about it from the roomies upstairs. As for my beetles, they got their mother's laziness. They sleep and I hardly ever see them move, but they're so cute so I don't mind. Makes it easier on me! One of them actually went into the pupal stage and I should have an adult here in the next week! Kids sure do grow up fast!!

Who knew I would become a Mom so quickly?! I told Wyaitt (my boyfriend) about the new kiddos and his response was "This is the happiest day of my life! I'm the proud father of six legged children, and don't have to change diapers! Let's have more!"

Other than that I don't really have that much to update on. Oh! I did find out that I got a 92% on my Folklore Exam (which I had 30 mintues to take a essay form exam- stupid bus!), and an 84% on my Chemistry! Hooray!!

Also, if anyone cares, I'll be in town this coming up weekend! Oct. 3rd- 5th! I'm excited to see my family and maybe get to see some of you.

Alright well, I have to go tuck the kiddos in and read them their favorite story.- The Hungry Caterpillar!

Keep Hanging On Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Life Is Just K-R-A-Z-Y!

Howdy Everyone!! Man, time sure does fly...even if you're not having fun. Haha. Things have been so krazy since school started back up. Let's fill you in on what I've been doing lately, shall we? :)

(My roomie Jamie did my hair- It looked so cute!!!)

As most know I have started my second semester at NAU this fall. Last semester was so much fun because I had interesting classes that mostly related to animals in some way. Now, yeah not so much. This semester my classes are subject areas that are not my best. *Cough*Chemistry*Cough*Math* Oh sorry, I must be getting a cold or something. Haha.

Though, I do have one interesting class- Entomology. Entomology is the big fancy scientific word of BUGS!! I know, I know, Im a freak! Haha. Actually, I blame my Mom for my interest and somewhat fascination with bugs. I've always been the one to pick up a cricket, roach, or spider to take it outside when others scream. For this class I must collect 100 different species of insects for an insect collection (so yes, one of those like collection boxes filled with dead pinned insects) which also has to have 15 out of the 28 orders of insects represented. At first I thought it was going to be hard to get a 100, but really it's the whole 15 order thing.

Collecting has been lots of fun though. The first couple of weekends I went out with my cousin collecting some. We had fun and would often find ourselves with a angry bee trapped in my net and wondering how in the heck we were going to get it in my pill bottle without getting stung. -Oh man, good times. I've also got my some of my roomies and neighbors into the whole bug collecting too. We'll get knocks on the door where someone has a bug in a cup or telling me where they saw one. Even though my roomies say they dont mind, I bet they hate having all these bugs in the freezer. -But hey, its for a class not for my own pleasure!

(My collection after camping--read below)
I've also gone on some neat trips with this class. A couple weekends ago I went camping with most of my classmates, professor, and some of his undergrad employees to Walnut Creek. It was lots of fun and a total college experience! One of the undergrad employees, Ryan, was really funny and pretty cool to hang out with. Needless to say, he loves to drink. He got pretty tipsy the first night and was pretty entertaining. For example, we were on a scorpion walk and of course was having no luck. Well we saw a light in the distance and Ryan thought it was a car, but we ensured him it wasn't moving so he turned to us and said "On ward, to the green light!". We walked almost 30 minutes to reach what was a green light on top of a watering device. Haha. The next night he got so drunk. I honestly, don't believe in drinking unless it's Dr. Pepper or something but I don't mind if others do. I mean, it's their choice let them do whatever. He was so funny that night though. My sides would hurt at times from his random comments, and when it was getting out of hand I left to my tent to turn in for the night. The trip wasn't all drinking though, we did collect bugs mostly and I got some pretty interesting ones. I found a preyingmantist on the back of my classmates chair when she got up from eating breakfast, haha it was awesome! I also found out how my Professor truly knew he was meant to be an Entomologist- though if you want to should probably ask me later. Haha. When we were returning home I was in Ryan's car (I rode down with him too) and we stopped in a little town where the movie CARS was based off of for a burger. It was fun.

(The Barn "Research Center" at Walnut Creek)

Besides school, I really haven't done much. My life pretty much gets sucked into studies and when Im not in class or studying Im napping. Haha. You're probably thinking "Lazy Bum!" but I would have to disagree. This semester takes a lot out of me. I was hoping that this semester would be easier on the homesickness front, but it's not. Last semester I missed my friends to death, which I still do miss them a lot, but Im really missing my family this semester. I miss having someone be there pushing me, telling me I can do it, Jeff to have movie quote wars with, and my parents. I love my parents so much. My Mom and Dad are amazing, and I wished I could be a better daughter for them. Sometimes I feel like I don't do enough, that I don't make them proud but cause stress.

(My Family- Jeff, Theresa, Mom, Me,Dad for my 21st at the DBacks Game!)

I do have some other fun little news before I rap this post up though. (Sorry, I didnt realize this would be so long! This is what happens when I'm not good at keeping this up to date.) This probably isn't exciting to most, but it makes me happy! Haha.

-I bought Made of Honor yesterday!! Hooray!! GREAT MOVIE! I got it for $17.99-go me!

-I know Im slow but, I have finally started reading the Twilight Series. Granted, Im only on the first book but Im doing better this time then my first attempt. My first attempt I only read Chapter one. I picked it back up, and I read like 6 chapters in one weekend which is awesome for me since Im not a reader and slow at it as well. Im currently about to begin Chapter 10- so no one tell me anything!!

-One of my favorite PBR riders, Reese Cates (who if you look in the previous post I have a picture with) did amazing this past weekend! He got second overall in the event which is AMAZING for a 19 year old rookie- well okay this is his second year but he's still a young rookie. He's so awesome! I love this cowboy to death- he has a great attitude and personality!

(Reese- my picture at the Glendale Event '08)

-I got to talk to one of my best friends- LEANNE today!!! Oh man, that made my whole day!! I haven't talked to her or Jonathan in so long. I miss them to death!! Sometimes Im just tempted to pick up and move to where they are. Haha. LeAnne and Jonathan are so amazing. They're a huge inspiration to me and always make me feel special. Hopefully I'll get to see them again soon. :)

(Yay! LeAnne and Jonathan!)

Alright, believe it or not I think that's about it for now. Haha. I apologize for long posts. I wonder if anyone really reads this? Haha. I'll try and be better at updating and maybe then these wont be so long.

Keep Hangin' On!!