Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Joy of Forwards

I hate forwards. Most of the time I don't even open them when they are sent to me. But there is a Philipino single adult lady here who LOVES them and sends them to my Mom on a daily basis. Most of the time they are slideshows of kittens talking about how we need to protect women's rights- but she sent this one the other day. It is terrible. But funny. I thought I would share.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Merry Christmas!
Over here the presents here have been opened, we went to churhc, gorged ourselves on a huge turkey dinner, proceeded to sleep off the turkey coma, watched UP and are now going to bed. I know that it is still Christmas morning there, and thought I would wish everyone a happy Christmas while it was still in the moment!
I hope Santa is good to you. He was certainly good to me. I think I got a whole new wardrobe.
Much love
Oh and enjoy. I am sure we have all heard this by now, but I may love it. Not only is it my favorite Christmas song, but it is sung by Glee people.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Interesting Facts

Interesting fact: Blogspot in Dubai is in Arabic. I couldn't find the sign-in button. I probably reported our blog accidentally and it's now flagged.
Other interesting fact: we were one of the last flights to leave Washington before the storm hit. We have family friends whose son is trapped in DC, unable to leave until tomorrow morning because of the snow. We sat for 2 hours while they de-iced our plane. That meant we showed up an hour late in Doha and missed our next flight... but when all was said and done we only showed up 3 hours late. My poor father who waited for us. The strange part I think is that they de-ice our plane in Washington, where it had barely started to snow, but didn't in Edmonton. Maybe we are just way more efficient at de-icing planes and we don't need to announce it to all the passengers and make it into this huge deal. Americans make a big deal of everything.
In Washington there was also a bunch of Obama propaganda. Bejeweled OBAMA shirts, Michelle's face on a Barbie pink Christmas ball, magnets, keychains, books and even rugs. I was tempted to buy the rug. What I was really tempted to do was buy a huge life-size cardboard Obama and stick it in Bonnie's bed. I didn't though. Be thankful.
Life is good here. If you are visiting soon- be happy. And excited. 24 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. That being said, I am still not getting a tan. I will show up just as pasty white as I left...
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wherever Whenever

So I love this shirt. It brings me joy. I bought it on a study break with Josh last spring and it has been one of my faves ever since. I love using the very few words I know in French (bein oui! franche mon! avec tu? comme ci comma ca. est-ce que tu boire du l'eau? je t'aime.) This shirt gives me the opporuntity to do so everytime I wear it without fail. I have also shared many special moments with it, including the day documented below, when I dipped my toes in the Atlantic for the first time and ate my first corn dog...precious moments.

So just try to imagine my excitement when Anne told me about this picture on People.com (I never thought her celebrity website addiction would come in so handy)
Shakira and I have the same clothes!! It's lucky that her breasts are small and humble...unlike mine....which are always confused for mountains...and make the shirt look better on me.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'd rather be in that car.

I just found this jem (gem?). It's a tribute Puck has made to the cast and crew. I like it a lot! But sometimes it makes me feel kinda awkward...like when's he's by himself in the car smiling and laughing to himself...obviously thinking about a funny/tender moment on set...maybe rubbing kwynn's belly?

Things I want to adopt in my life from this:

-the 4-fingered wave
-eating sweet potatoes for 3 days straight (in hopes to gain the female equivalent of that body)
-playing hookey cookie (rules anyone?)
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Melissa gets married...

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Obsession almost over...

For the past two months this blog has revolved around New Moon. I was almost ready to be done with it, but decided to keep fueling the fire. I thought it was mildly entertaining, although I am a little worried that Tayler Lautner makes a very good girl.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Michae speaking:
I love this! It's so funny! Maybe it's funny cause......ahem....*cough*cough*....well maybe it's only funny to me because of my......@%&! that's a 3 letter word for that which we don't speak of. Or rather what I don't speak of and no one knows it for sure! ha ha stumped? thought so!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Let's Change the Subject

Ok on a different note...it's Phin's (Finn??) bachelor pad. What wouldn't you give to be there?! I can't think of anything.

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Elevator Girl Meet Elevator... Girl?

This is him? Seriously.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I never thought i'd see this happen
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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Rules

So I'm sitting here, packing up my stuff so I can move in next week (sooo excited!) and I come across a book a friend gave me when she got married. The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right.

I've never actually read the book, but I flipped to the table of contents and found it highly entertaining...secret to success right here:

1. Be a "creature unlike any other"
2. Don't talk to a man first (and don't ask him to dance)
3. Don't stare at men or talk too much
4. Don't meet him halfway or go Dutch on a date
5. Don't call him and rarely return his calls
6. Always end phone calls first
7. Don't accept a Saturday night date after Wednesday
8. Fill up your time before the date
9. How to act on dates 1, 2, and 3
10. How to act on dates 4 through commitment time
11. Always end the date first
12. Stop dating him if he doesn't buy you a romantic gift for your birthday or Valentine's day
13. Don't see him more than once or twice a week
14. Don't tell him what to do
15. Let him take the lead
16. Don't expect a man to change or try to change him
17. Don't open up too fast
18. Be honest but mysterious
19. Accentuate the positive and other rules for personal ads
20. Don't date a married man
21. Slowly involve him in your family
22. Practice, practice, practice!
23. Love only those who love you
24. Be easy to live with

Should we be following the rules or not...?
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Sunday, December 6, 2009


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So the other day my institute class had a pancake breakfast for our last class. I had been standing with a group of students in my class, but then walked away to get another pancake (they were goood). A few minutes later Matt walked over and told me in hushed tones that he had a funny story for me. I said "tell me!" because I love a good story and this is how it went. Apparently 30 seconds after I walked away from that group somebody started talking about Rabbit Hill and naturally someone piped up "Oh I think I know the owner." Then this girl (who will remain un-named) exclaimed "Rabbit Hill??! You mean Rabbit Speedbump? That's the most pathetic excuse for a hill I've ever seen!"

Can you believe I missed that by 30 seconds?! How funny would that have been if I was there? Anyways, I've thought about what I would have done if I had been over the past few days and I've decided that the best option would have been to burst into tears. Agreed?
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Albinos......this is so sad.

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New Moon Translation

My mom sent this to me. It is funny. I maybekindof wish they had done the whole movie. I realize it would get a little old after a while...

It is a little off center. Oops.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

let's wear orange jumpsuits....yeah?

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Dubai debt crisis

Will Dubai still be there when we go?
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Matthew Morrison

I was watching the news this morning, and this commercial came on for the Canada Olympic Snowboard team, and I immediately developed a little crush for Matthew Morrison (who we all need to cheer for by the way), and then upon further searching, I discovered that the teacher from Glee is also named Matthew Morrison.....interesting.
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I don't think i like white people as much as i thought i did.
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Wildflower Bathroom Set - UPDATE ONE

The guy was a no-show. He probably wised up.

I have now edited the ad. It's $19, as opposed to $20. Big step down, but this is all part of the master plan.

I have received no other e-mails about it. I wanted to repost it, so that it would show up on people's 'most recent' feed, but I need the picture to do that. Maybe tonight, at Bonnie's computer.

Note that any of you are free to buy it too. $19 OBO
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vampire romance novels....

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Wildflower Bathroom Set

Firstly, I would like to publically thank Diandra for her beautiful porcelain wildflower bathroom set that she presented me with on Saturday night.

I love it. *barf*

It is gloriously hideous. So, in the interest of social sciences, and following the mantra that one man's treasure is another man's junk, I decided to conduct an experiment:

1. I took a picture of the aforementioned bathroom set, after removing all price tags. [SIDE NOTE: Who gives people wedding presents with the price tags left on? Especially when it's that ugly and you got it on sale at Winners? Riddle me that, Batman.]

2. I posted the picture and an ad up on kijiji. I was asking for $20 OBO (or best offer, for those non-kijijiites out there) and figured that was WAY too much money for the pile of junk. The plan was to repost the ad every day and ask for less and less, and see at what point someone was interested.

You can see the ad HERE: http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-home-garden-Wildflower-Bathroom-Set-W0QQAdIdZ170693864

3. I waited. It took almost 24 hours for the post to show up on kijiji but NOW...


Sorry Diandra, you could have had $20 in your pocket but, no, you chose to give it away and now I am reaping the benefits. Eat that, married woman!

[We'll see if they actually show up. I told them to come by tonight.]
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Preference in IKEA again....yeah?

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Battle Studies

In case you didn't know- I may love John Mayer.
I think the Room for Squares CD was played more at my house growing up than any other CD- except perhaps the first Savage Garden CD. That was an absolute classic. It was also the first CD I ever owned. I thought I was so cool. So I have listened to him for the majority of my teenage years, and love his music. I think in real life he is a tool- but that is beside the point. His music is great.
He has a new CD out- it is called Battle Studies. Check it out when you are looking for some chill music. Every once in a while you need it.


He is also coming on April 4th (or somewhere around that).
I will be there.
Call a ticket if you want to come.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

NEW Moon singing spoof


it's long i know....but still entertaining. we watched about 10 of these, and this was the best one....
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New Moon - spoof

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

I heart Jacob

Ladies- vampires are a thing of the past.
It is all about the werewolf now.

So on Friday we went to see New Moon- opening night. We were excited enough to take on a theater full of swooning, screaming, ooh-ing and aah-ing teenage girls. Sad to say, by the end we had all become them- and were probably more vocal about it.
Also sad to say, Edward is no more. It is all Jacob now. The second Jacob took of his shirt- it was game over. No painted on, hairy, pale chest could compare. I have converted to the Jacob side. I also went wearing a TEAM EDWARD shirt- mostly because it was $5 in Vegas and I thought it would be funny. I may burn it. I also feel we need to get rid of the Edward poster prominently displayed in our living room, and buy this Jacob poster instead. The Sister Missionaries might feel a little awkward though. As will any male who feels threatened by Jacob's body. They thought Shahrukh Khan on our fridge was bad...
The question still remains in my mind: why is everyone fighting over the most boring girl on the planet?
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

YAY! SO as Bonnie already said.... It's finally Official. For anyone who doesn't know, we're getting married February 13th in the Cardston temple - WAHOO!
He proposed to me on Saturday. It was a mix of a 'P' Themed day, same as our first date. And a proposal in the river valley at sunset. Very cute. :)
I hope this posts. I'm so bad at blogging...
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Monday, November 16, 2009


This hand has a ring on it now....We need to see the ring!
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Uh Oh

Trouble friends.
I have lost my New Moon knowledge.
My mother sent me this quiz (which I'm surprised you hadn't found yet Bonnie- people.com and about vampires... you are slacking) and I got 4/10. Apparently I am clumsy Bella. Whoops.
Maybe I need to read the book again before we go? Pull an all-nighter? Call in sick to school to finish it? My students will understand... they are probably doing the same thing. I am also debating wearing my Team Edward shirt to school on Friday. I think it will cause mass uproar amongst the students and cause many of the teachers to puke. This sounds like a good Friday to me...


Try it. Tell me you suck too.
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I should be doing school work but I thought you would all get a kick out of this.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

D. D. D. What begins with D?

Lets never forget this.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bacon Balm

While I was stalking people on facebook I came across this gem.
Find this in Utah Bonnie and your life will be complete. I feel it is something you can only find in the States. Or maybe at Claires on a bad day. They seem to have funky flavored stuff there sometimes.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Canadian Please.

makes me kinda proud....
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

bahahahahaha Robert Pattinson.

he has the most ridiculous hair ever.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009


I love the message and the music....

What do you think we should create?
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Ellen and Oprah

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Hockey Game + Oranges

So as mentioned previously, our friends play on a hockey team....and the great coaches that we are...we bring oranges....they love us.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

I want

Seriously, this dress is divine.
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Erin's Cooking Corner

Erin will be adding a cooking corner to House of Bead....maybe this will help us in our husband hunting. Tonight she made pumpkin soup!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

halloween sneak peek- more to come

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Is this possible? ....

I'm not convinced that this is legit - what do you think?

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


"Why women find date-rapey parasites who wear capes compelling must have something to do with deeply primal fears."

I just found this article about vampires - but from here on out - i'm going to try and make this blog less about vampires.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It has happened.

Did any of us think that this was actually going to happen?
Apparently it has.
It makes me happy that they are engaged.
I am past the point of caring about Jason anymore.
Particularily because we signed up for Jason's Place and got nothing from them.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Friend Zone

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Friday, October 16, 2009

TVD update

so this photo right here pretty much sums up last night's episode. i wonder if those abs are real?
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A taste of innertube waterpolo

So we had our final waterpolo championship last night....and we won....that's right. Here's some of my favourite shots of the night that capture how our night went. In no particular order at all....

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

oranges + sweat = need for so pink.

So last night cathy and I went to a hockey game, featuring the LDSSA's ferocious ferrets, and some other random team. They took pity on us since we were so bored at the last game, that they invited us down to the bench to be their "coaches". We brought oranges, and I winked madly at the ref for most of the game, and guess what.....they won! But I obviously didn't realize how badly everyone smells when playing hockey, meaning that next time, I'm going to spray everyone down with Gap's "so pink" to decrease the odour, and I think we'll all enjoy the game a little more.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stefan...oh so dreamy.

So I know I've been posting a lot about twilight and such...but I think it's time that I mention my newest obsession of "the vampire diaries". I want my very own stefan.

*if you don't know what to get me for christmas - a poster of him or marco would be greatly appreciated. please and thank you.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

New Moon - can't wait

Here's a small sneak peak at some music and clips of the movie

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

how do we feel bout this one?
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theme Song

After watching Glee this afternoon, I have found us a new theme song.
It is perfect. And I like Glee again...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

serious problem

I thought you would all like to bask in stress with me. Lets start with the bad news. I lost my wallet - WITH MY PASSPORT IN IT. Remember how I was going on a honeymoon. Not anymore. So basically - please keep your eyes on the look out for a grey wallet with a passport, family ring and my favorite pair of earrings in them.
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blog layout

so - i'm having a tough time narrowing down the blog template that we should use - so i'm going to keep switching it around until i have a resounding "yes" on which one everyone likes.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Dear House of Bead-

The time is nigh at hand where we are faced with the Halloween costume dilemma. To avoid the embarrassment of past years- i.e. the recycling year- and to shut down terrible ideas early on- i.e. Pokemon characters, I suggest we begin to think of costume ideas right now. That way we will not wander around with recycling bags full of newspaper and our faces painted bright blue, and we can try to ask Bonnie's mother very politely to make costumes for us. That means that once we have an idea- our work may be nil. [If this is a problem with Bonnie's mother, maybe for Halloween we can all be Ashton's bridesmaids and kill two birds with one stone.]

I found this terrible website where I typed in "group costumes." These are a few of the gems I found:

  • toilet, toilet paper and plunger (recycle Scott's costume from last year?)
  • Traffic Light, Speed Bump, Road, and Road Kill (poor sucker who is stuck with trying to come up with a costume for a speed bump)
  • Labyrinth Characters (Cam can be David Bowie again?)
  • Jon and Kate Gosselin Plus 8 (we quickly find 8 children that we can use as props)
  • Hannah Montana Characters (not such a bad idea- we can carry around a ghetto blaster and play Party in the USA all night long because the DJ never will...)
  • Fruit of the Loom Characters (I don't understand.)
  • Angelina Jolie's Kids (another terrible idea)

We need help.

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Case In Point

Just so we call all tell Russel-hairy-beard-man to jump off a bridge. [He's close, but not quite.]

From Wikipedia. Obviously, the following is all correct.

"While the idea of a non working Sunday goes back to biblical times, the idea of two non working days at the end of every week is not very old. According to the book "Waiting for the Weekend" by Witold Rybczynski, the American concept of the weekend has its roots in labor union attempts to accommodate Jewish workers who took Saturday instead of Sunday as their Sabbath. The first five-day work week was instituted by a New England spinning mill for this reason.
In 1926 Henry Ford began shutting down his automobile factories for the entire weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Soon afterward, The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, in 1929, was the first to demand a five day work week and receive it. After that, the rest of the country slowly followed suit, but it wasn't until 1940 that the two-day weekend officially began nationwide."
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

stop me...

this is my last post of the night about marco/asher - and this is my favourite clip definitely.

will he marry me?
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Ok seriously...

i have to quit stalking this guy - but i can't help it - i'm still in the juvenile crush mode...

seriously love this video - who knew marco/asher had his own band.

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I heart marco

So if you haven't seen the movie FAME - go see it today! Marco/Asher made my heart flutter more than once.... He has a beautiful voice.
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