Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kiss and Tell

I have a confession to make. I really haven't kissed a lot of guys in my lifetime. I had a boyfriend when I was 16. We kissed. Then, the next guy I kissed was Mr. Jones. Oh, and that five-year-old, cute little kid kiss with the neighbor boy up the street who doesn't even remember it. No one else - until last night. I am in a play called The Kiss a short play by Alex Broun. It's about a guy who notices a couple kissing in front of him at a cafe. He asks them to stop and when they ask him what the big deal is, he goes off on a tangent. It's a very funny little play. (Caution! Shameless plug ahead!) We will be performing this at the Midvale Performing Arts Building on August 14th and 15th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students/children 6 and up/Military. Children 5 and under are free and 20% of ticket sales will be donated to the charity Homes for Our Troops. We are having a night of short plays. I'm only in The Kiss, as I am replacing someone who had work conflicts. Also playing that night will be Dido and Aeneas, A Matter of Husbands, and one or two other short plays that I can't remember the names of. They aren't on the poster. If you'd like to reserve your tickets, send an email to or call (801) 566-3426. Come and see me!
So the character I play is Angela. She and her boyfriend are the kissing couple. It makes me laugh to think that I am playing this role. Simply because I am not a fan of full on pda. I'll kiss Mr. Jones good bye or hug him, hold his hands, but I don't want to make out in front of other people. It makes them uncomfortable, and I am a nice person. Sometimes too nice. Ask around. It's true.
Any way. This role is kind of ironic.
The guy (no, I can't remember his name. I think it's Colby or something.) is 10 years yonger than me (apparently I don't look 30) and he's trying to stop smoking. I could smell it, faintly, but it was there, on him. After an hour, I was naucious. That's why I wanted ice cream when I got home. I just hope he keeps that nicotine patch on and that it works. Kissing Kurtis is so much better!
Here's some more of my randomness: Kurtis doesn't want me to get a tatoo, either. But then I told him I wanted it somewhere only he would be able to see it and he seemed intrigued. Sometimes, I just can't figure him out. I guess that's why we're still such a great team.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What? Me?

I've decided I want a tattoo. So I want all of you to weigh in and tell me what you think I should get and where I should get it. Have fun and be creative! If you don't think I should get one, you can say so too. But I've always wanted one. Whether or not I actually get the guts to do it is another story. I was thinking a little ladybug somewhere, but where is the hard part. What do you think?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Amusement Parks + 92 Degree Weather = Nausea

Yesterday, I went to the amazing amusement park in my local area. Sometimes it's hard to write a blog and keep from telling people where you live. Yeah. That's the reason I didn't just say LAGOON! Any way, it was Stake Lagoon Day, so I went with my bestest friend Nicole and we had a blast! We rode the Colossus and Wicked (which is totally way fun even though it didn't look very fun). We were hot, so we went on the Cliffhanger. We didn't get wet enough, so we went again (on the front row this time!). Then lunch and a show, then the Tidal Wave (which does not get you wet - weird, I know), the Samurai and the Rocket. We were super hot again so we went on Rattle Snake Rapids, and I got soaked. My underwear is blue now because of my blue jeans. Then dinner, and the Spider. Then we played the game where you shoot water at a target. We played 4 times (I think) and I won every time. I won myself a red dragon and Nicole a blue dragon. Happy day! My boys commandeered the dragon as soon as I got home. But I don't mind sharing as long as they remember that it's really MINE! Then I was done. I think Nicole could have kept going, but I was spent. We went last year too. Last year, I lasted longer. We got there at about 11 and left at 8 just like last year, but I'm pretty sure last year it wasn't as hot, and I'm also pretty sure that this year, I was suffering from heat exhaustion. Yesterday it was 92 degrees. To me, some one who pretty much spends the summer in the nice air conditioning of my home, that is hot! And I suppose I didn't drink enough. Kurtis figured out that I needed to drink nine 20 ounce bottles of water to stay hydrated. Nine is freakin a lot. But I kept getting nauseous and dizzy on all the rides after lunch. Even that one that goes really slow and takes you from one end of the park to the other! Nicole kept asking me if I am pregnant. I AM NOT PREGNANT! So I suppose Kurtis was right. I went to see my friend's show that he is performing in after lunch too. He's very funny and entertaining. He kept winking at me. Which was hilarious because my Relief Society president was in the audience too. After the show she asked if I knew him because she noticed all his attentions were on me. Nicole pretended to be jealous. Which I think is funny. So yeah. Lagoon is fun. The churros are good. Go on stake lagoon day because it's way cheaper. And if you go, go see Broadway Corner it's only 25 minutes. My friend is BJ. It's playing at the Carousel Theater.

See, they love my dragon so much, they are taking turns sleeping with it!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

30 Is So Awesome!

Why did the bee get married?

Because he found his honey!

Kaleb told me that joke on our way home from church today. Kurtis teaches the eleven and twelve year-olds in primary, and I teach the nine and ten year-olds. Big deal. Yeah. I know, but I'm going some where with this. So today, my class did sharing time while Kurtis stayed home with Kaleb who has the chicken pox. Then we switched. I went home and Kurtis is teaching his class. Yippee! Apparently, kids can get chicken pox from the chicken pox vaccine. Yep. That little white paper that they give you tells you your kid has a one in 25 chance of getting it. Kaleb was that one. Lucky him. So I told my friend about it when we discovered it on Wednesday. She said it happened to her eight year-old. But back then, the doctors were stupid. She called the doctor and the doctor said that it wasn't possible for him to get the chicken pox from the vaccine. She took him in and the doctor said, oh, yeah. It is the chicken pox. Stupid. Why don't doctors listen to the kids' mothers? That is all I am going to say about that because those who know me, know I have a whole lot more to say.
There are two good things about summer: My birthday and the night.
Friday was my birthday. I turned 30. On Thursday, Zachary's friend Morgan (yes, he is a boy) took him to his grandma's condo in the canyon and he spend three days there partying and swimming and having a ton of fun. Lucky. So on Friday, my bestest friend Nicole took Riley and Kaleb (yes, even though she knew he had the chicken pox) and they spent the night at her house. Kurtis and I had no kids for one night! Best birthday ever!
So we went to Chili's for dinner. I told Kurtis I either wanted to go to Chili's or Cafe Rio because I was in the mood for Taco Time, but I knew he would want to go somewhere nicer. What? I like Taco Time. Kurtis chose Chili's because he wasn't in the mood for Mexican and they have both kinds of stuff. After that, we went to see The Proposal. I swear, that is the funniest movie I have seen all year. Go see it. Trust me, you will laugh your butt off. We had an hour between dinner and the movie, though so we went to Barns and Noble and browsed. I got two Jane Austen books and a book of scenes and monologues. I figure I should get off my butt and prepare a monologue. I hate monologues. I'm better at playing off other people. After the movie, we drove around looking for a place to park. I don't know any good places where we live, so we went home and watched Primeval. Love that show!
Saturday, I had an audition, picked up the kids from Nicoles, went to Zach's friend's baptism (Zach got home Saturday), and then partied some more with my girlfriends! We went to Roosters for dinner. I'd never been there, but holy heck, yum. Then we went and saw My Sister's Keeper. We were also celebrating another birthday and she picked the movie. I so would not have picked that movie. Because that movie is so sad. I counted my tissues when I was done. There were 8! Cameron Diaz is brilliant in this movie. Every one in this movie does an excellent job acting-wise. It is so good, but I knew that it wasn't going to have a happy ending. It's not a horrible oh, my gosh that movie sucked! (The Mist) ending, but it wasn't joyful. Watch the trailer on You'll see what I mean. I loved this movie, but just sadness. I am a crybaby cryface, and I really don't care. So when you are ready for a sad movie, rent this one (or go see it now it's worth the $8.25), but be prepared. I took the whole box of tissues. My friends and I needed them. I just knew I would.
Think thoughts! Happy thoughts! Well, apparently, Kaleb thinks my blogging is taking forever and is kicking me off the computer. Yay!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

For the 4th of July, Kurtis and I played World of Warcraft all weekend long. We never stopped. We didn't even eat. I lost like 12 pounds in 3 days! The kids complained a little, but I they'll be fine.
No, I'm totally kidding. We only played WOW for two hours on the 4th. On the 3rd, we went grocery shopping. We were supposed to go see the city's annual 4th of July play, but Kurtis made himself sick playing with Neji (the dog), and suddenly it didn't really matter what I wanted to do any more. Rude. So we played WOW instead. Then on the 4th, we played in the morning for a bit. Then we went to my mom's house and played croquet and jumped on the trampoline. My dad made Dutch oven chicken cordon bleu (It's French, cut me some slack, I have no idea how to spell it!) When it got dark, we lit fire works, and went to the church across the street where you have a view of the city's firework show. It was great fun. We got home around midnight. So we went to bed. But Sunday, after church, we played more World of Warcraft! Woo-hoo! That's pretty much what we do every Sunday after dinner. It's really not that special. But what's more American than video games and wild cherry Pepsi!

Playing croquet together! Hooray for the Irish! Yeah. I thought it was French, too. Wikipedia it.

Then snaps! Boys + Loud noises = smiles and happiness

Jumping on the trampoline. I was too busy jumping myself to take pictures of Zach and Riley on the tramp, so here's Kaleb. He didn't want to be bounced around. He loved having the tramp to himself!

Making silly faces! Love his new buzz cut? I do! He looks just like Kurtis' dad.

Sometimes, getting an artistic shot means looking silly. And my brother just looked really silly to me at that moment. Had to get it. Have to tease him now. It was a good day.