Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sabra Hummus and Stacy's Pita Chips

A few weeks ago I went with Brett to Cosco's and bought 16 individual tubs of my favorite snack Sabra hummus.

I can eat this snack all day everyday and never get tired of it.
I also love eating it with Stacy's Pita Chips.

I started eating hummus when I was in second grade and my family and I lived just outside D.C.

On the weekend we would venture to the Pentagon City Mall which was my first real taste of what an upscale mall looked like.

My parents would buy us an array of food which would always include hummus and pita chips.

It's a snack I am always obsessed about!

John warned me about buying a Cosco size snack saying "It ends up being a race against you and your snack. All you think about is if you can finish the whole thing off before it goes bad or gets stale."

He was right!

I ate those tubs and chips like it was my job.

I am happy to report that they are all gone!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Birthday Dress and Tea Party

Just two ladies having a laugh!

"Oh Brett you are incorrigible!"

Just two ladies gossiping behind fans.

Rose Tea!
Tea party guests!
Bday dress.

Re: Exuviance

Remember a few months ago I wrote a blog about how much I loved using Exuviance face products?

Well one of their representatives got in touch with me and sent me a beautiful gift box with different products to sample.

This makes me love this company even more.

So of course I had to do another blog.

I walked over an hour last Saturday to the only place in Honolulu that sells there products because I ran out of the face wash.

Please check them out if you are looking for a new face regiment.

I love Exuviance!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mr. Pricklepants

My favorite character from Toy Story 3 is Mr. Pricklepants.

Before I take the stage each night I look at my cast mates and say "Showtime!"

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet

I think this is my favorite dessert...yet I can't find it anywhere.

In fact I probable haven't had it since college.

It also has to come served in the skillet for it to be my favorite.

What's your favorite dessert?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fads that are already Fads

The world is trying to trick us into being obsessed with things that we have already and will always be obsessed with.

I feel like everyone I know on Facebook is a runner...including myself.

I've been running since I was 5 yet now suddenly I think its the cool thing to do.

Red Velvet Cake was invented in the 50's.

My Mom had a recipe for it in her special recipe box my whole life and I never once asked her to make it for me.

Now almost overnight every bakery window has Red Velvet Cake advertised as this new trendy dessert.

Even I was waiting in line for 45 minutes to try Red Velvet Pancakes.

A 45 minuets line for something I could have asked my Mom to bake me years ago.
I feel like Katie Holmes started the cupcake trend.

5 years ago she brought a box of Magnolia cupcakes to her cast mates of whatever movie she was filming and suddenly everyone I know was talking about cupcakes.

Again a treat I have enjoyed since I was 5 years old.

Does anyone else feel like Betty White is being used at this point?

Everyone is so obsessed with her that it has me wondering if their obsession is even real.

Hollywood is shoving her into as many cameos as they can get her in to say trendy words like "Facebook" and "I Twitter" and I think its shameful.

I remember watching Betty White on old Mary Tyler Moore reruns on T.V. when I was really young and then watching her on Mama's Family in the 80's.

Not to mention watching 2 episodes of Golden Girls a night on Lifetime if I couldn't fall asleep.

I've always been a fan...we all have but now suddenly the world is acting as if she's this trendy new toy, slapping her face on hipster T-shirts all over the country.

Well advertising world I'm not listening to you anymore.

Stop making me like things I already like!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

An Obsession Confession

I have never understood how bowling is scored.

In 9th grade P.E. Class our teacher dedicated a few weeks of the semester to studying the game of bowling and how it's scored.

I remember having several quizzes and tests where we had to tally up bowling scores however I someone got by with just guessing.

I know that a strike is 10 points (right?) but I don't understand how scores are added frame to frame.

Like it takes 2 frames to show up before your spare score is recorded (right?).

This causes big problems for me when I'm in a tight game like the one I was in the other night with my cast.

I thought I was going to win the whole time but then in the last frame Brett beat me somehow...I still don't know how!

Oh well I guess I'll never find out.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

"How long have you been performing?"

I am often asked "How long have you been performing?"

I always respond truthfully.

As of today I have been doing improv for 6 years: that's only counting the years I've been on teams and actually performing.

It doesn't really matter how long you've been doing an art form.

If I started dancing today and was amazing at it and was automatically put into the American Ballet Theatre and people asked me how long I'd been dancing and I said one day they would probable be marveled that I was such a natural.

But for some reason I've noticed performers like to exaggerate how long they've been performing.

"How long have I been singing? Ever since I was 3!"

"My parents often tell people I was singing before I even spoke my first word."

Or my personal favorite

"I was dancing the womb."


Stop lying.

You look foolish telling people you've been doing improv for 10 years when you are only 21 years old.

I remember when I had only been improvising for 1 or 2 years and I used to hate telling people because I sounded so young but if you do a good job it doesn't matter.

Adding on extra years isn't going to make you have a better show.

I don't care how long you've been doing magic, dance, singing professionally, or doing stand up.

I don't believe you anyway.

Shaped Beds

I'm obsessed with oddly shaped beds like circle beds or car beds.

While looking up such novelty beds I came across the above photo.

It makes me laugh so hard every time I look at it.

I'm obsessed with this photo and this bed.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Danny Couch

Danny Couch is a Hawaiian entertainer based in Waikiki.

I am beyond obsessed with him!

Danny is famous for the song "These Islands" which he wrote and performs all over Hawaii.

I first heard this song last year when one of the Hawaiian ambassadors on the ship performed a hula to it.

It's a little over the top and that is why I love it so much.

I kept my love of this song a secret until I met my cast mate John who heard the song and declared his obsession for it.

We began singing it every time something went wrong for one of us either on the ship or in Hawaii.

Like every time a security guard mishandles are precious Mac computers by launching them on the conveyor belt of an X-Ray machine with a loud "THUD" John and I simply look at one another and smile and sing "This is Aloha!".

Whenever a shuttle driver complains to everyone that he hates tourists and wishes Hawaii was not part of the U.S. John and I look at each other, smile and sing "This is Aloha!"

Every time a passenger pushes us out of the way at the buffet "This is Aloha!"

It sends us into a fit of giggles every time.

Last week I made a new friend.

His name is John too!

John is Hawaiian and grew up on the islands so during breakfast I asked him if he knew the song "These Islands" and told him I was obsessed with it and Danny Couch.

He started laughing immediately and said he did know the song but had never met anyone who liked it let alone who was obsessed with it or Danny Couch.

We spent the next 2 hours talking about Danny and decided that me and the 2 Johns would start a Danny Couch fan club called the Couch Potatoes.

The 3 of us just love him so much!

Please listen to the entire song it's great.

Nostalgic Obsession

I used to love McSalad Shakers!

When I worked summers at the outdoor poor (cashier not lifeguard) I would get these everyday for lunch or a snack.

You would pour the dressing in and shake away.

They were so delicious I wish they would bring them back.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cartoon Coin Booths

Whenever I try and explain Cartoon Coin Booths to people they never know what I am talking about.

Now I have photographic proof that they existed once upon a time.

When I was maybe 3 or 4 I remember my Mom going to shopping at a department store in California.

I don't remember the name of the store but I do remember that they had this tiny little movie theatre made just for kids my size.

My Mom would put a few coins in the slot and close the curtain and I would watch an episode of Woody Woodpecker or Mighty Mouse.

This memory is so vivid to me however anytime I asked friends of mine if they remember tiny kid size movie booths that played cartoons everyone looks at me like I'm crazy.

Well after much googling I finally found a group of people who remember them as vividly as I do.

If you remember them please post a comment and let me know what you remember watching.

I seriously have the fondest memories of this little contraption.

This is what the inside of the booth looked like.