Monday, December 8, 2008

#2- National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)

Since it is Christmas time, I thought I would add to the list 1980's Christmas movies. This movie shows our favorite family, The Griswold's, and their preparations for Christmas.  Whether it be covering the entire house with lights, bringing home a real Christmas tree with wildlife and all, or having family members pump sewage waste in your front yard... nothing says Merry Christmas then watching Clark Griswold and his shenanigans. I think my favorite character would have to be the deaf grandma.  Nothing is better then her family prayer of the pledge of allegiance.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Delayed Post

I've come the conclusion that I do really well reading blogs, but not great at writing my own. So I promise that I will make more of an effort.  I think I will begin with a series of my thoughts on great 80's movies of my past.  So here it goes...

#1-  Xanadu
-1980 musical/romance

I know I have begun with one that a lot of people have not seen, but this was me and my sisters favorite movie when we were little.  It has Olivia Newton John and Gene Kelley on roller skates= cinema magic. Basically your typical 80's artist meets a real life muse and wallah an awesome roller skating night club appears.  Click Xanadu for a little taste.  
More thoughts on 80's movies to come.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Time Eaters

There are things in life that I would classify as "time eaters." These are things that grab your attention and 2 hours later you find that you are still doing or looking at the same thing. So here are the things that I know eat up my time, but yet I still go back to them again and again.

1) Reading blogs
2) Facebook, I realize that both #1&2 can be classified as legalized stalking
3) TV series on DVD...once you start, you can't stop. The latest series to eat up my time would be House. I love it.
4) Looking at books in Barnes & Noble
5) Finding new music on iTunes
6) Tetris on my iPhone, I feel like i'm age six again with my old-school Gameboy
7) is a land of bargains through competition...gotta love it

These are just a few, but I am ashamed to say that many hours of my life have been spent doing these things. Typing all these things out has made me realize that I need to spend more time doing the things I enjoy, but don't do enough. I also realized that all these things can be done alone. I guess I should focus my time more on pouring into other people.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kelley Green

When I was little I used to sing a song called 'Colors.' Here's a little taste..."This is a song about colors,colors. You see them all around. There is red on a stop sign, green on a tree, blue in the sky and sea."  You might ask why I am recounted this childhood tune...well let me answer.

Today a group of us got together to help my buds the Dief's paint their new coffee/ cupcake shop.  Visit their website  It's great, but I digress.  As we were all painting throughout the shop we started talking about what color is everyone.  This is not what color looks good on you, but more what color do you personify.  So after much debate here were our conclusions.  We got excited and decided to step off the typical color-wheel,  and to quote my roommate, "who wants to be a primary color?"

Callie Moore-canary yellow
Matt Neal- flint grey
Dulce Garcia- ruby
Mark Clifford- midnight blue
Elizabeth Dief- burnt sienna
Megan Dief- olive green
Katie Dief- summer peach
Mama Dief- lavender
Papa Dief- brick red
And me...Kelley Green

So am I Kelley Green?  Those of you who know these people...would you agree?  For those of you who don't know these people...I hope you do soon, because they are splendid.  So these are the quirky things we do on Sunday afternoons.  

What color are you?  If you don't know,  I would be happy to make a suggestion (I think I have a gift).

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Music

I believe that music has seasons.  Some music just sounds better in fall than it does throughout the rest of the year.  I guess fall and winter kinda go hand in hand for me, but here is what's on the fall playlist.

Iron and Wine
Sigur Ros
Damien Rice
The Swell Season
The Weepies
Sufjan Stevens
Kings of Convenience
Joshua Radin
Bob Dylan
Over the Rhine
Andrew Bird
Simon and Garfunkel
Nickel Creek

Ok let's face it, I listen to these all year round, but they do sound better whenever it's getting colder out.  Maybe it's because of the melancholic undertones of all.  I promise I am not depressed, just my music is.

What's on your fall playlist?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Entering the the Blog world

I am no longer a blog stalker...I officially have one of my own.  I don't know whether or not if that is a good or a bad thing.  So this blog will be my ramblings about this and that and what not.  So for my first post I thought I would reflect on this time of year.

Reasons I love Fall:
1)  You don't feel unproductive if you stay inside and read a book and listen to's like the season wants you to.
2) The colors.  I love all things the color of fall.  If you come into my room, you will see that I try to keep this color palate all year round.
3) All things pumpkin. The pumpkin cookie at City Bites, pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, the pumpkin bagel and my new favorite neighborhood bagel shop, pumpkin candles (the best one is from Bath and Body Works...believe me I've tried them all) get the point.
4) TV shows start their new seasons.  I have been waiting all summer to see my buds from The Office, House, Grey's, and ER.  Not to mention the Dancing with the Stars has it.
5)Football. As I write this I am sitting on my couch with my OU t-shirt on, waiting for the game to start.  I love me some college football.  Also, my eleven-year-old cousin is in a pee-wee football league.  I've gone to some games and it is great.  
6) School Supplies-Although I am no longer in grade school, I still feel I sudden urge to go buy school supplies. It reminds of the You've Got Mail quote,  "If I knew your name and address, I would send you a bouquet of sharpened pencils."  Now in the working world we can buy office supplies, but it is not the same.  I love Crayola crayons and markers, Elmer's glue, Five Star notebooks (college ruled of course), BIC mechanical pencils, etc.  Give me the name brand stuff, none of the cheap knock-offs.

These are just a few reasons why I love fall, as you can see I ramble.