Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Moon Nordstroms Clothing Line

One of my BFF's Anne does all the visual displays for Nordstroms.

I was talking to her on the phone the other day and she informed me that they had a whole new line of clothes and accessories out based on New Moon, the second book in the Twilight Saga.

She said the customers have gone absolutely gaga for it.

"Jeannie, woman were running around like crazy asking if they could buy the decorations. It was insane." She informed me.

"Anne have you started reading the books yet?" I asked.

Being a 13 year old girl who read all the books months ago, I mailed them to Anne.

"Yeah but just like 10 pages. I don't know. I just don't get what the big deal is." She replied.

"Anne trust me I know it sounds so stupid but the love story is so good. You become obsessed with Bella and Edward. Just give it a try." I said.

Well last Saturday I took Brett to Nordstroms so we could look at the new clothing line.

"I mean if they have a Team Edward shirt for boys I would buy it. That would be pretty funny." Brett said.

Sadly the clothes aren't that great.

I mean at least not if you are over the age of 18.

And everything is a bit expensive.

Brett, who hasn't read a book since 8th grade, has oddly become the person I discuss Twilight with.

Whenever I am with him at the movies I turn to him and say in a valley girl voice "Oh my gosh Brett when the New Moon preview comes on we have to scream!"

"Oh my gosh Jeannie of course" He replies in his valley girl voice.

Of course he never does and I end up shrieking on my own.

Yeah we are pretty annoying.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Matt and Amy on the rocks?

Little People Big World is my favorite show.

So you can imagine my excitement when I noticed itunes already had 4 episodes up for season 8.

I live in constant fear that the Roloff's will stop doing the show and I will not have a family to vicariously live through while I am away from my real family.

The Roloff's are my own personal Truman Show.

They are the only reality T.V. show I have ever been able to relate to and understand.

So I was very happy to see that they are indeed doing another season.

I downloaded the first two episode and started watching them as I jogged on the treadmill.

My blood was flowing, I had a steady pace and I was watching my favorite family.

I felt all cozy inside.

2 min. into the episode Amy and Matt began joking about divorce.

Now they have done this once or twice before....but this time they really carried on about it.

They also did several individual interviews about the subject.

It happened throughout the whole episode and my heart immediately sunk.

I tried to brush it off and continued into the next episode.

Once again Matt and Amy seemed very disconnected from one another and talked loosely about how they have different dreams and how they were curious about what their future together as a couple held.

Now I'm on episode 4 and Matt needs spinal surgery and thinks he is going to die.


Matt, Amy I love you guys.

I know life gets hard, marriage gets really hard, I know I know but please you have to stay together!

The future of me viewing reality T.V. families depends on it!

And Matt stop saying you think you are going to die.

You can't die!

Aghhhhh I just don't know what I would do without knowing you guys aren't out on your farm growing pumpkins and being a great family!

So please for my sake work out the kinks.



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Zealand

New Zealand first crossed my mind back in 2000 and whatever when those Lord of the Ring movies started coming out.

I had a crush on Orlando Bloom and tried to figure out how I could get a summer job working on the set of the second film.

I googled around and found out they shot the movie in New Zealand.

That's cool I thought.

Needless to say there weren't any summer intern applications on the website.


The second time I thought about New Zealand was when I started becoming a fan of the folk comic duo Flight of the Conchords.

I fell in love with their accent and off beat quirky humor.

They talk a lot about New Zealand in their show.

Like how they are always in a little competition with the Aussies and how the only thing people know about New Zealand is that LOTR was filmed there (which was true in my case.)


Well today as I was walking off the tender boat (a small boat that takes you from the cruise ship to land when you don't dock) a cool looking guy looked at Jeff, Brett and I and said

"Hey you guys had a pretty good show tonight."

Jeff and Brett said thank you but I was speechless, not because of the compliment but because the guy had a thick New Zealand accent.

I nodded and smiled back at him and the man who appeared to be his father.

As soon as we got off the tender I turned to Jeff and started freaking out!

"Jeff I'm certain they are from New Zealand! I wish I had asked I have always wanted to meet someone from New Zealand."

We continued walking down the street and it just so happened the two gentlemen were still behind us.

"She would like to ask you a questions." Jeff said to the elderly father.

I smiled and asked "Are you from New Zealand?"

"Yeah" they both answered.

I jumped up and down.

"Oh man you guys have the greatest accent." I said

"I didn't know we had an accent" the father replied.

We all started laughing.

Then they tried to do an American accent.

"What's New Zealand like?" I asked. "I gotta say I really only know about it because of Flight of the Conchords."

They started laughing.

"Oh yeah" the son replied "Those guys are pretty popular in America aren't they."

"New Zealand's amazing" he continued "The ocean meets the land, which meets the mountains. All in the same view."

We exchanged one or two more lines of dialogue and said good bye.

As we crossed the street the son yelled "Come visit New Zealand."

I know they were just saying that....but in my heart I wanted to shout back "I WILL."

It just seemed like such a nice invitation!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have had a salami sandwich for lunch every Friday for the last month.


I have always loved salami.

I will say one of my favorite snacks is hard salami, cheese and crackers.

Salami is expensive.

I went to grab a bag of dry salami from the deli the other day and it was $8.

My parents house always has salami so I decided to put the package back and wait till I'm home in a few weeks.

Oh delicious salami how much I love you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Battlestar Galactica

Well folks after 3 failed attempts....I am finally finished with season 1 of Battlestar Galactica.

I'm enjoying it.

I'm not obsessed with it.

However its not all beep bo ba be beep boop (robot noises) like I thought it would be.

My favorite characters are Starbuck and Lee.

There are no fat people in this show.

All the woman are super models.

I can't tell if that means in the future woman will all look great or if nerds just love having hot woman on their shows.

Pumpkin Smash @ Jamba Juice


Stop what you are doing right now and go to Jamba Juice and treat yourself to a Pumpkin Smash smoothie!

It is so good.

I can't believe I am about to say this but I think it's better than pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks.

Try it and tell me what you think!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pankun and James the greatest duo ever

My search is over.

I have found the world's greatest monkey.

The Adventures of Pankun (the monkey) and James (the bulldog) is a show in Japan.

They pretty much have the entire series on youtube.

The duo is so comical and are true best friends.

Every episode Pankun is thrown into a new scenario, like he becomes a fire fighter, he takes a P.E. class, he shops at the local store.

Pankun mimics humans incredible well.

He has an adorable trainer and the two of them dress alike in overalls and red bandanas.

James is just along for the ride.

I won't overwhelm you folks by putting up too many youtubes but here are a few just to get you obsessed.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Red Velvet Cake

For months Jeff and I had been passing a really cute bakery called Satura Cakes.

They specialize in a fusion Japanese-European baking style.

Well we finally went in about 2 weeks ago and they have lots of different types of cupcakes for sale.

They aren't your typical cupcakes however but rather a deconstructed cupcake that you have to eat with a fork or spoon.

But they do sell them in little cups.

I bought a red velvet cup cake since I couldn't remember if I had ever had red velvet cake.

It was fantastic!

I am obsessed with red velvet cake!

I remember growing up my Mom had a really cute little Longaberger basket that she would keep all her recipes in.

Anytime I was bored and in the kitchen I would just flip through it and loved touching each hand written card that my Mom had taken down.

My favorite card was the one for red velvet cake.

It was a little different than the other cards, I think my Mom maybe got it from a friend.

I don't know why I just always loved that card.

My Mom also has a recipe book that has a cartoon mouse on the front holding a muffin tin.

Its my favorite cook book to look through because my Mom has scribbled special notes and her own cooking directions throughout it.

My Mom is a wonderful cook and baker and this time I promised her that when I come home I want to learn her tricks.

First on the list: that red velvet cake.

Coincidentally, my friend Becca finally got around to sending me my Christmas gift from last year =).

Poor thing she had been trying to mail it to me for an entire year!

But she never gave up and I got it this week and it was covered in Merry Christmas stickers.

It was so funny because I was with Brett and he said "Wow she's really early."

"Its from last year" I replied.

Well low and behold inside was a recipe box and inside were three different body washes: Red Velvet Cake, Cream Frosting, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Is that perfect or what!

I immediately took a shower and drenched myself with the red velvet cake shower gel.

I really wanted to taste it but I refrained.

Thank you Becca!

Also its really fun getting a random Christmas gift in October.

I hope Becca delays all my gifts in the future.

Little People Village in China

My friend Tim told me that their is a village of little people in China.

Apparently there are over 120 of them and they are all under 4'2".

They reside in mushroom houses and put on musical numbers and shows for visitors.

I did some research on it and it looks like the village started out because the little people felt like they were getting bullied and wanted to live in a safe haven of their own.

You have no idea how badly I want to visit this magical little kingdom.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I used to youtube monkeys for hours.

It all started with this youtube video.

Here are a few other favorites I have found.