Sunday, August 29, 2010

What have I gotten myself into?

So today was a VERY interesting day at work. First, let's talk about me for a bit. As most of you know, I'm a bit of a ......what word should we use....softy? Wuss? "Field Mouse" as it was recently put. The point is, my whole life I've chosen to avoid contentious people and situations and I've done a pretty darn good job. So, whenever these people or situations DO come about, I get super freaked out and nervous and my brain turns into jelly and I just want to run away and hide in a corner.

Well, as you may have read in my post not to long ago, I got a job at a treatment center. I was expecting contention, but just because you expect something doesn't mean you are automatically prepared for it. To make a long story short, a girl at worked flipped out today and I was the staff in charge of her. She took a picture off the wall and slammed it to the ground and then took a flower pot and smashed that too. I. Was. Petrified. One part of my brain was saying, "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh..." The other part was saying, "Holy mother of all things, what the heck to I DO!!", and another, "*GASP* She's going to murder me! I honestly might die, right now, by her hand." and probably the biggest part of my reaction was a half open mouth and a deer in the headlights look, with both hands in midair and a slightly hunched posture.

By the way, did I mention I worked 16 hours? And other things happened that were terrible and unfair and made me think many times throughout the day, "I can't do this. I just can't do this job. It's not who I am."

But I'm feeling better now that I'm home. I love my home. I could stay in my corner bedroom under my peace sign sheets forever. Anyway, I won't give up on the job just yet. That would be absolutely stupid. I CAN do it, it'll just take lots of blood, and tears, and heart attacks and practice. I hope.

Peace out for now. :)

PS- BIG congrats to Modern Family for winning the Emmy for Best Comedy Series!! I love that show! Wahoooooo!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

School is for losers......or winners, in my case.

So first off, I apologize if at any time this blog post is weird. I'm starting to feel the effects of the Nyquil I just took.....

Anywhoo. Today was my first day back at the 'ole UVU. I think this semester is going to just be great. School is my escape from the monotonous life I lead and I'm happy to be back and looking forward to "learnding" things.

First up I've got Critical Intro to Lit. Turns out that it's pretty much a philosophy class. Never been good with that sort of thing, but I think it should prove interesting. And I could always use topics for good conversation starters. I mean, we have a section called "Queer Theory" and it's exactly what you think it is. How COULDN'T that start an interesting conversation here in Utah County?

Next I've got Humanities. I may already be in love with my teacher. He's an HBG. If you know me well enough, you know that's my acronym for Hot Black Guy. He hilarious and has charisma up the wahzoo. Definitely looking forward to the class, and not just for the eye candy. We get to study art in it's various forms, even music. I have a feeling my teacher will NOT allow things to be boring.

Then comes Meteorology. The main reason I'm in this class is because I want to be able to have awesome weather conversations with Mark, and eventually he and I are going to be storm chasers, so I think knowing a little bit about that kind of stuff will be useful. For example, don't walk into a tornado. I mean, that's not common sense! You've got to learn that kind of stuff in the classroom. But unfortunately the teacher is REALLY boring and he talks through his nose which drives me crazy. Leslee is in the class with me, so hopefully she'll poke me or something if I start to drowse.

Last I've got Ethics and Values. It's a required class, so I had to take it. I was a little nervous about it at first. You've got to be opinionated in the class, obviously, and I'm just not smart enough to be comfortable with sharing my opinions (or lack thereof). However, after this first class I'm REALLY looking forward to it. My teacher seems awesome, like the type of person I could just listen to for hours because he sounds so intelligent but in a really non-boring way. I can see myself getting comfortable enough with him to actually speak up in class. (Unlike last semester's Brit Lit class which I didn't say a word in the whole semester....)

Well that's that. It should be an adventure. No attractive boys to flirt with or dream about, which sucks, but oh well. :(

Until next time! Peace.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I'm Employed!

That's right, people. It's time to......


I got a job (finally) at a treatment facility for teen girls. It has definitely been a crazy few weeks. My position is an On-Call staff, but I've been working a bunch. In fact this week I got 40 hours! I haven't worked 40 hours since my days back at Allens. (Don't get me started....I'll just get really sad....)

As most people know I'm not the biggest social butterfly in the world, and this job requires much socializing. I still haven't opened up very much, but I'm pretty friendly, I think. So all has gone well, so far. Once I get the hang of things, and do my best not to be a pansy and stand my ground when it comes to the whole "manipulation" thing some of those girls have going on, I should be just fine. :)

Though I already miss my unemployment because I'm a lazy-A, it's nice to be earning money again. I was getting a bit low on the funds there. What was my first purchase with this said money, you ask? Cotton balls! Psh... and you didn't think I had priorities.

Wish me luck! Peace!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer Movie Review: Ramona and Beezus

I was SO happy when my friend Ashley told me she wanted to see this. Sometimes I have to be secretive about the movies I want to see because they're "kid" movies. I always say the thing I'm excited for the most about having kids is that I have an excuse to watch movies and cartoons meant for the ages 5-12. :D Plus, I remember reading all the Ramona books when I was a little tot, so that was another reason I very much wanted to see this.

Cast: Joey King, the ADORABLE little girl who plays Ramona is just perfect. She's such a good little actress. I've never seen her in anything before, but I've no doubt we'll see more of her in the future. I really like Selena Gomez as well, I think she's just a doll. Her clothes in this movie made me so envious! Ash and I both agreed we'd like to meet whoever picked out her wardrobe. John Corbett, who plays their dad is just great. I really liked him in this. Ginnifer Goodwin is beautiful and smart as always. I just can't get enough of her haircut. And finally we come to the delishus (I meant to misspell's a joke in the movie....) Josh Duhamel. IS there a more attractive man in this world? I dare say there is not.... maybe Jason Thompson.... and possibly Zac Efron.... but anyway, it doesn't matter. He's HOT. He had some pretty funny moments in this movie that made me laugh a lot.

Story: I don't know if they used a specific book or multiple books to base this movie off of. I don't remember anything other than names from way back when. But the story was really cute. Ramona is a misunderstood accident prone little girl who tries to help her family out once their father loses his job. That's the basic plot right there. There are nice subplots going on (AKA JOSH DUHAMEL) that work really well. There are plenty of laughs and I am shamed to admit I teared up twice.... but maybe I'm just emotional lately. I was surprised by the LACK of cheesiness. You go to movies like this expecting it to make you roll your eyes at least 10 times, but I didn't do it once! The actors just did a good job with the material, I think. You know how sometimes even the best actors will do a kids movie and their acting is weird because they're trying to make it more "age appropriate?" Well, no one does that in this movie, which I appreciated VERY much.

Favorite Outfit: The wedding dress at the end. I want it. So much.

Favorite Lines: "Who has a name like Beezus, anyway?"........."Jesus?" Hahahaha. Classic.

Total Score: 8.5 out of 10. Yeah, I liked it that much!

Summer Movie Review: Salt

I didn't really want to see this movie, but Leslee dragged me to girls night and this is the movie that was picked. I was pleasantly surprised.

Cast: The acting was really good in this movie. Angelina Jolie may be kinda weird (I'm not judging here) but no one can ever say the woman can't act. Liev Schreiber is always wonderful as well. Those are the two main characters that this film revolves around. The supporting actors were all well and good and so on.

Story: Honestly, I had this whole movie figured out down to the last second after the first half hour. That wasn't a bad thing though, as I still enjoyed watching it play out. There were a few scenes that were a bit too much for me, like when Salt stabs this guy with a broken wine bottle like a billion times and I think in the neck (it doesn't SHOW it). It made me a little sick. I don't do well with that sort of stuff. Even if it's not shown in a graphic way, they still add really gross sound effects. I really can't handle it when the scenes involve stabbings. Like, the movie The Village. Remember that one scene when Adrian Brody's character stabs Joaquin Phoenix's character like six times and the camera is just straight up showing it. I almost walked out of that movie because I had to throw up because of it. But I digress. There are not many scenes that are super violent. There are a lot of chase scenes and some scenes where they punch the crap out of each other, but they're nothing any other action movie doesn't have.

Random Thing I liked: Angelina Jolie's makeup. If I were a multi-millionaire I'd hire her makeup artist on a daily basis.

Total score: 6.5 out of 10. (I would have given it a 7 if it weren't for the fact I had the movie figured out. AND if it weren't for that icky stabbing scene.)

Summer Movie Review: The Sorcerer's Aprentice

Well, whilst I try to gather photos and movie clips from my awesome girls camp experiences, I must catch up on all my movie reviews! I'm way behind and summer is almost over!

I saw this movie the day after I saw Inception, and so to be honest, I feel like I need to see it again to truly appreciate it and not have it be so overshadowed.

Cast: I like Nic Cage though I know a lot of people don't. I don't necessarily think he's a great actor, I just like him. He did well in this movie. I liked his look. ESPECIALLY his trench coat. Jay Baruchel was pretty well cast as the apprentice. He's perfect for the super nerd you love to love. Alfred Molina is great as always. I especially liked the character Drake Stone, though I don't know who the actor is. He delivered some funny lines. All in all, not the BEST acting ever, but definitely not bad.

Story: The story wasn't anything new and was full of cliches, but I really enjoyed it. It's simple, easy to follow and fun. There were a few scenes that were super super cheesy, but they didn't ruin the movie. You can probably tell I feel pretty "meh" about the whole thing, but it really was actually pretty good. I really need to see it again when it goes to the dollar theater. I think I could have enjoyed it more if my brain hadn't still been hung up on Inception.

Best Scene: The Fantasia scene. I thought it was pretty classy and well done.

Total score (which is subject to change!): 6.8 out of 10