Saturday, March 25, 2006

provo jr.

sure we have diversity! just like aspen!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

i hate these things

things you never wanted to know about nama, brought to you by heather and jay:

5 movies you can watch over and over:
1. finding nemo
2. pride & prejudice (mmm...colin firth...)
3. it's a wonderful life
4. chocolat (mmm...johnny depp...)
5. all things monty python

5 embarrassing songs that you know all the words to:
1. "don't stop believing" by journey
2. "dancing queen" by abba
3. "one week" by the barenaked ladies
4. "walk like an egyptian" by the bangles
5. "last train to clarksville" by the monkees

5 memorable halloween costumes:
1. classic fairy, circa ages 4-7
2. modern fairy, age 22
3. talking mime, age 19
4. ska-band reject, age 20
and last but not least: 5. your mom, age 21

5 celebrities you believe may secretly be alien:
1. dick clark
2. keith richards
3. mel gibson
4. bai ling
5. paris hilton

5 occupations you know you could never do:
1. anything involving the military
2. anything involving the food service industry
3. anything telemarky
4. anything animal-related
5. anything that requires math

5 books you've recently read outside of schoolwork:
1. "the idiot girls' action-adventure club", by laurie notaro
2. "dress you family in corduroy and denim", by david sedaris
3. "reading lolita in tehran", by azar nafisi
4. "we are all the same", by jim wooten
5. "speaker for the dead", by orson scott card

5 ways to perfectly spend an afternoon:
1. napping
2. reading a non-school book
3. going for a run/walk
4. yoga
5. calling a friend to chat

5 lines you blatantly stole from a movie, tv, a commercial, or song:
1. "i want you to have this." - can't hardly wait
2. "who needs sleep?" - barenaked ladies
3. "uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, yeah." - will & grace
4. "i love the smell of napalm in the morning" - apocalypse now
5. "the day is mine!" - sean connery, celebrity jeopardy

not your 5 favorite foods, but the 5 you're most likely eating:
1. pop-tarts
2. nutragrain bars
3. string cheese
4. chewy sprees
5. some brothy form of noddle soup

5 people who must immediately respond:
1. jon harmon
2. leah
3. kat
4. em
5. everyone else

now do it, if not for fun, for fear of an impending doom that awaits you if you don't. put some linkage in the comments section, or respond to part/all/the voices in your head if you don't have a blog like the rest of us cool folk. and don't take it from me, take it from him.

Friday, March 10, 2006

cowboy up!*

kat said something very profound to me a few weeks ago as i was complaining about boys, and i felt it was my duty to share:

me: kat, why is it that i'm always attracted to wishy-washy guys!

kat: i have a theory about this: you are attracted to wishy-washy guys, because all guys are wishy-washy. [insert typical kat-gesture]

me: eureka! you're a genius!

i think kat's got something here. i have honestly heard every story/excuse (knock on wood) in the book that guys give as an excuse to why they can't date/be in a relationship/fall in love/deal with their issues/commit to someone for 2 seconds of their life//// (i could go on, but for the sake of brevity...), and quite frankly, i am fed up with it! i am through being patient with these guys and trying to coax them gently into even a quasi-relationship. i feel like i'm trying to get a frightened, skirmish squirrel to come over to me. i don't want to make any BIG SUDDEN MOVEMENTS, but come on. in the words of leah, cowboy up fellas. you cannot expect a relationship to fall into your lap without a little (or a lot) work on your part. yes, its risky, yes your mom is fat and hated you and now you have issues that you don't want to deal with cause she didn't raise you right, but there's a little thing called stepping outside of that box you try to put your life in and saying, "you know what, i like this girl. i'm going to ask her out and see where this goes. because she's worth it." where are the gentlemen of yesteryear who knew how to treat women right? we are worth it, fellas. we can change your life, just as much as you might change ours. what's so scary about that, honestly? i just can't accept fear/confusion/doubt as a good excuse for using us, that's all.

phew. sorry fellas if this offends you, but maybe its my current guy frustration combined with pms that created this rant. if so, get over it, and COWBOY UP!

*title brought to you by nessa

Thursday, March 02, 2006

i wonder if my blog has a birthday suit?

happy 1 year and 1 month blogaversary namabanana!

i'd now like to take my readers through the good times, the stinky times, the chocolatey times, and the fat mom times of this past year and 1 month...

once i was beautiful, then i became fatty mcfat, but i was in italy for goodness sakes!
i learned to read warning labels, developed a fear of jogging, and LOVED italy more than jon's mom loves fried chicken!
speaking of your mom, she hates you, loves twinkies, blocks out the sun, and currently occupies half of space.
boys, as always, are stupid, but chocolate and good friends always makes things better.
speaking of, there are some people blessed with certain amounts of stupidity, and they always seem to find me.
half of my family scares me, my hippie parents are pretty cool/weird, and my little bro turtle is the cutest little kid ever.
i'm not what some would call "graceful", but i am the amazing wonder woman.
internet news is full of amusing stories, and 'chAnj isn't so bad after all.
and once again, italy=INCREDIBLE!

wow blog, look at you, rockin' your first year and 1 month! i'm so *tear* proud! here's to another many years and months! and when life gets you down, just think of the llamas.

p.s. just quickly, here's some of namabanana's soapbox moments concerning imporant issues and events that too often go ignored:
rwandan geocide
american media
earthquake in pakistan, kashmir, and india
we are all human beings
AIDS