Monday, March 30, 2009

Mt. Redoubt, You Are the Devil

Well lady, here you are in all of your devil glory. Look at your huge head, with some sort of crown or something on, your hands on your hips, big kazongas, and lightning at your feet. Um, why the hands on the hips? What the beep do you have to be pissed about? Is it really necessary that you mock us with your attitude? At least you did not make me wear a hideous face mask because of your nasty ash. Otherwise, I would have taken you down my friend. So, devil lady, I think you should stay down in the bottom of Mt. Redoubt and never come back. Lock it up! Am I making myself clear?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Best Costco Find, Ever!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Um, we are missing one bride and one brother, whoopsie.

I went to Costco last week and found the best, most amazing dvd finds of all time. Well, you will only think so if you are in my family or like old movies. That place was the mecca for $8 old movies, and I was in heaven! I found Houseboat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singin' In the Rain, and Rebel Without a Cause. I pretty much went ballistic when I saw 7B for 7B. Seriously? On dvd? Best day of my life. That movie is by far one of my top five favorite musicals. It is pretty much 7 Brothers all running around wearing plaid shirts, chopping wood, dancing at a barn raising, and singing to the ladies they kidnapped, no big deal. Singin' In the Rain and Houseboat? Pump your brakes!! For real, Costco is just messing with me at this point. Cary Grant and Sophia Loren in Houseboat = spectacular. That is definitely one of my all time favorite movies. Sophia Loren is so classic. And Cary Grant, ooooh man, I love that guy! We watched this movie alot growing up. I can not say enough good things about Singin' In the Rain I did not watch it until I was in high school, which was very strange. We watched a TON of old movies, and musical growing up. I have no idea how that was never slid in there. I found my other favorite musical, Meet Me in St. Louis, at Costco several months ago. Sooo freakin fantastic! Apparently, Costco knows what's up in the movie department!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Get Ready to Beam Me Aboard...

Old School - Helll yeah!

So, I guess I am a trekky, I said it. BUT I am not a nerdy trekky who dresses up or anything like that (even though that could be real entertaining). I just love me a good space show with holograms, attractive crew members, and "beam me up" thingies.

My family loved this show growing up. That was the one show we would all sit down and watch together on Saturday nights. I'm not gonna lie, I had a major crush on Captain Jean Luke Picard and Number 1. Don't even get me started on Jordy Laforge. I used to pretend I was him by putting a banana hair clip over my eyes. Didn't everyone do that?!

The Newbies.

I saw a kick ass preview for the new Star Trek movie at the theater this weekend and I could barely contain myself. This movie looks total crazytown and awesomely spectacular!! I cannot wait to see it!! I am a little nervous that it won't be as good as I am expecting, but with J.J. Abrams directing it, I feel like it has to be glorious! This movie is set to release May 8. I am super stoked that Wolverine and Star Trek come out within a week of each other, right after I get back from Italy and right before I move. Can you say best 3 weeks of my life?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Am I Ready for This?

I am leaving my family and friends behind in the great state of Alaska two months from today!! I am starting to get emotional about it and I think I am in a little bit of denial as well. When I was driving home from my parents house in the valley last night, I started getting teary eyed because the sunset was so amazingly beautiful on Pioneer Peak and the surrounding mountains and I know I will not be seeing that in Minnesota, no sir. It is just one of those things that I take for granted living in Alaska and will not realize how much I miss it until I am gone. I recently realized that subconsciously, I am starting to pull away from people. Knowing that I will be leaving soon and maybe should practice being away from everyone involved in my life. This is completely unintentional. Of course I want to spend all of my time with my family and friends, but I think I am just a basket of emotions and do not want to face reality just yet. Basically I want to cry every time my family is all together, knowing that I will be missing out on all of this in the future. My mom sent my sisters and I an email today that basically said how great we all are and how fortunate we are to have such a close, amazing family, and that they will all miss me. Obviously, I cried. I think all of these emotions I am feeling are completely normal for someone who has never moved away from their family and friends. I just cannot believe this is finally happening.

I am excited about moving, don't get me wrong. I am so excited to be close to my great friend Lacey, and my cousin Peter in Minnesota. Mainly, I am excited about the whole new adventure it will bring. 2 months from today, I will be starting a new life journey. It will be rough, but it will probably be one of the best experiences of my life. I know I can handle it. Whatever happens, I know my friends and family love me and that is all that really matters.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Friday Night Lights

Last year I discovered one of the best shows on television, Friday Night Lights. I am not exaggerating when I say that. This show has got some serious heart. They are the little show that could. It did not get picked up by NBC right away this season, so it was exclusively on Direct TV, um... who has that? I was pissed! Thankfully, NBC decided to air the third season starting in January. I cannot stop watching. This show is filmed remarkably well. The cast is phenomenal, the music is great and it all circles around crazy intense Texas football, what more could you ask for? Every time I hear someone talk about this show, they are saying how amazing it is! But, so many people have never seen it or have no idea what it even is. Well, I am telling you now, watch it!

I seriously adore this show. Yes, there are extremely attractive cast members who date each other and that is entertaining. But, it is more than that. The football team bond, the small town bond, the great story lines for every character. Texas football is a whole other world, and I like it! I really hope that this show gets a fourth season. I had a FNL mini-marathon for the first season this weekend, and we are in the middle of the third season right now. I cannot stop watching it. You NEED to see this show, it is great! My favorite person on the planet, Chelsea Handler, is obsessed with FNL, probably more than I am. She has had almost every cast member on her show and it is awesome. FYI, Matt Saracen, I am in love with you. What can I say, quarterbacks have my heart.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Name is Hannah, and I am a Shopaholic.

"I cannot live without this". I constantly have that look.

I just saw Confessions of a Shopaholic last night and realized it was the story of my life. Not the part about debt collectors stalking me, working at a magazine, or falling in love, but the rest of it. The parts about shopping because it makes your life better and the world better, you cannot live without any of it, and you refuse to give any of it away. Yeah, those parts. I am out of control. Even when I try to save money, it never works, I just end up going shopping. I never really feel guilty for shopping. That is the problem.

When I am bored, I shop. When I feel bad about myself or a situation, I shop. And, I am pretty sure I am evil enough to force my addiction onto other people by making them buy things they would never have bought before. Just ask David and Jason. Hey, it's just money, right? It is a vicious cycle, but I like it! I almost get annoyed when people don't like shopping. Um, seriously? Who do you think you are? Shopping is the greatest therapy out there. I do always ask myself: Is it really necessary that you buy so much stuff, and don't use ANY of it for like a month, while it sits in shopping bags on your bedroom floor? No, it is not necessary, or logical, but just having the shopping bags full of stuff makes me feel better. Oh man, as I am writing this, I am freaking myself out! This is baaaaad news!

The phrase "do I really need this" usually does not exist in my vocabulary, unless it is a very big purchase. In that instance, I will think about it a little bit, then usually end up buying it. I am not good at saying no. Another thing I am not good at? Turning down a sale. I am a huge sucker for sales and actually have gotten pretty good at sale shopping. Sales are the ultimate in shopping world. You score the most outrageous deals and still have more money to spend on non sale items. I know, that sounds wack, but that is how we function.

Greatest name for a girl who loves shopping/fashion and works in journalism? Rebecca Bloomwood. Hands down. That is Isla Fisher, the main character in the movie. She is fantastic, adorable, I want to be her! Her fashion sense is outrageously awesome, her closet takes up her entire bedroom, and she is passionate about shopping. It is the one thing that makes her feel right. The way she talks about shopping like it is an experience and you have to enjoy every purchase, not rush through the stores. Um, duh! Who doesn't like to look at handbags for an hour and still not decide on one, but maybe 3?

I will say this. I am going to sell alot of my handbags, clothes and everything else I own (much of it with the tags still on) before I move in May. I have already started the process of sorting through everything and it is liberating for sure. Unfortunately, it makes me want to go buy more stuff. I really need to get a handle on this, we shall see... Now all I need is to work for a magazine and fall in love and my life would be complete. I'll take the job, not the love, who needs that?