The latest post on Design Sponge makes me nostalgic for my hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. I miss so many things about my childhood and where I lived until I was 17-years-old, so I was very excited to see that the d*s city guide series has come out with a great Tallahassee, Florida guide and I absolutely love the guide cover with the capitol buildings. I would love to frame it!
The d*s city guide series also has a great guide to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Michael and I lived for 5 years, as well as great destinations such as Savannah, Georgia, Paris France, and Dublin, Ireland. Just go to http://www.designspongeonline.com/ and check the city guides on the left-hand side.
I think it's high time I travel back to my hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. I really miss where I grew up.
Pixar is not only amazing for the sheer volume of quality movies it puts out (The Incredibles and Toy Story are my favorites) but also for how creative they are in "re-introducing" to the general public a particular toy from the 80's that never even existed only for the sake of Toy Story 3's release. This is great and it really reminds me of how fun the toys were back in the decade of which I grew up. Enjoy the Commercial and all its 80's glory and get yourself prepared for Disney Pixar's Toy Story 3.
One perk of living in Los Angeles is having the ability to be part of the show taping process and being within a few miles of all the major tv broadcasting channels such as NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, you name it, I've had some really fun experiences. Tickets are actually pretty easy to come by if you want to sit through a taping of Doctor Phil or Disney's Sonny with a Chance, but neither of these interest me. I'm still waiting for my tickets to the Ellen Degeneres show and American Idol, which have huge wait lists for both! Think at least 9 month!!
So you can see how excited I was to find out last minute that I got tickets to "Dancing with the Stars for tonight's results show! I can't wait. Unfortunately, no one who lives around me in LA can make it, only *those who live in other cities wish they could be here. So, this means that I will be attending a taping of DWTS all by my lonesome. Luckily I found out that the LA library branch just a couple of blocks away from where the tv studio is (and did I mention a couple of blocks from where I work) happens to finally have the novel **CATCHING FIRE in for me to pick up. So, at least I have a great book to read while standing in line by myself.
So, keep an eye out for me on the results show tonight of DWTS. I'm giddy about seeing my BF Evan Lysacek... and I'm intrigued to see exactly what the bachelor, Jake Pavelka, saw in Vienna... Blah!
And a side note. You'll have to look for me as well on the episode of America's Got Talent in June when they came to Los Angeles. I actually went to the show taping back in the beginning of March but they don't premiere the show until June. THAT was a really fun show to attend and I can't wait to get some more show tickets in the future for some more amazing shows. :)
*I'm thinking of Dee Ann, Kimberly, Heather and of course you Grandma!!
** CATCHING FIRE is the sequel to the amazing novel THE HUNGER GAMES. If you haven't read it yet you're missing out!! It's truly a wonderful book.
I felt my first Earthquake today! Michael and I were watching some television when I felt like the futon was rocking and asked him if he was shaking his foot or rocking the bed and he very calmly replied, "no, that's an earthquake." To which I promptly freaked out! I've never felt an earthquake before and it was definitely a strange experience.
After noticing that the futon rocking I noticed that the vertical blinds were moving back and forth and I got the strange sensation that I was on a boat rocking back and forth. I've always heard that to those experiencing an earthquake it feels like it lasts for minutes when it is only a few seconds and it really did feel as though it was lasting quite some time, even though it was only about 20-30 seconds. Nonetheless, it was strange and left me a feeling a little disoriented and actually a little bit nauseated.
Apparently, it was caused by a 7.2 magnitude quake that hit Mexico some 200 miles away and we felt the rolling of the quake but not the jerky, shaking motions that others closer to the fault line felt. This definitely makes me want to go tomorrow and stock up on a few 72-hour kits for the future.
Michael and I were married in March of 2004 in the Bountiful LDS Temple. I most recently worked as a middle school English teacher in West Hollywood and Michael just finishing up is FINAL year of Architecture school at UCLA. We adopted our beautiful baby girl Amelia in May of this year. We've had many great adventures in 8 years and we can't wait for more to come!