November 28, 2010

I couldn't ask for a better ending...

As most of you have probably figured out, I am a die hard University of Utah fan. Born and raised. For 19 years it has been a tradition in my family to watch the Holy War (one of the most heated college rivalry games in the nation) together every November. But this year I had the opportunity to go to the game... in the MUSS... on the 3rd row! Basically it was the most exciting day of my life. 

In a sea of Utah red and black, there were a few patches of cougar blue *GAG*. Signs all over the place made references to Max Hall and beer pouring, religion, zoobies, ugly BYU cheerleaders, being classy, etc, etc. Here are a couple of signs my best friend RayCray and I made...

It was a very intense and cold game. We went through several packs of hand warmers but it was all worth it! BYU had the lead the entire game until a few minutes before the end of the 4th quarter when we made a touchdown taking the lead by 17-16. And with 4 seconds left on the clock, the cougars set up a field goal... this is what happened:

Everyone in the stands held their breath, some closed their eyes, but when Brandon Burton cut through BYU's defense and with an outstretched hand stopped the ball from passing between those goal posts, the crowd freaking exploded! Screams of joy and hugs with strangers were all over the place, and the crowd began to empty the stands and fill the field. It was one of the best feelings in the world knowing we beat our biggest rivals before departing from them forever as we both leave the Mountain West Conference (good riddance), us heading to the Pac-12, and them going independent.
Me, Alex in his snuggie, and RayCray after we stormed the field! 
Here's a video I took of everyone signing "Utah Man" after we won...

After the game we went to RayCray's house to re-watch the game because a bunch of our friends texted and called us during the game saying that we were on tv! 

So not only did we win the game, but we were also on tv! It was a wonderful, wonderful day!

This was the last game of our regular season, but we still have a bowl game to look forward to next month! I'm hoping me and my buds will be able to go! 


November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for each one of you and your support of my blog! It means a lot to me :]

Now go play some football before you eat so much turkey and stuffing that you explode!

November 19, 2010

#17 Go to a midnight showing in full costume.

I have always wanted to go to a midnight showing of Harry Potter in costume. Last night I had my chance. It was premier night of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

And it was, as Ron would say, BLOODY BRILLIANT!

RayCray and I dressed up like Bellatrix Lestrange.

 Yes... I do indeed have a Death Eater tattoo... be jealous.
 RayCray, Sammy and Ed at the movie theatre! (or as the old guy says, "Thee-ATE-er")
'Cause we roll like that.
I added flour in my hair to get the blonde streak... oh and Rach has a mustache. 

If you haven't seen HP7 yet, GO SEE IT! Here's a little sneak peek...

November 16, 2010

More Than Strangers

I was feeling a bit sentimental today and decided to get out my old poetry notebook from high school. This one stood out to me today for no particular reason, but I decided to share it anyways...

It was one of those nights
when the moon was barely shining,
an invisible satellite in the black sky.
The earth's shadow like a cool blanket.
A night when the stars were too afraid
to shine.

His hand found mine in the dark.
The only light was the lonely street lamps,
and the only sound was our feet
dancing to our heartbeats
on the cold pavement.

Long years have past since that night
and your hand isn't here to hold.
I'm scared to say I miss it.
We were young,
I grew up,
We are more than strangers.

November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,
It is the VETERAN who serves under the flag.

Thank you to all those who risk their lives every day to save those they love, and those they've never even met. Thank you for protecting me, my family, and our freedom. I will forever be grateful. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

November 10, 2010

Ode to Keith

There is snow on the ground and cold in the air... so what am I thinking about? Next summer of course! And what's summer without Keith Urban? This song is my new fav, I've been listening to it on repeat all day. 

Another summer favorite:

Keith makes banjos sexy. Here's proof:

November 8, 2010

Deep in the Hundred Acre Woods...

On rainy days like this, I like to reminisce on old times.

Oh... the memories :]

November 3, 2010

ESPN College Gameday

After 6 years, ESPN College Gameday will be back at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the camo-blackout game against #3 TCU this Saturday! SO EXCITED! Be there or be a ybu fan... which is just as bad if not worse than being square!!


November 1, 2010

Soundtrack to Your Life

One of my favorite things about movies are the music in them. I especially love it when the composer makes something so spectacular that whenever you hear the music to a certain movie you know exactly which movie it belongs to. Here are a few of my all time favorites that always bring back wonderful memories and sometimes even make me cry. They are in no particular order, but the last 3 are older movies.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Based on the Pirates of the Caribbean water ride at Disneyland and composed by Hans Zimmer, these movies will always have a very special place in my heart. I mean, you know it's good when Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are in it! The first song is the main theme, and the second is Davy Jones' lullaby which gives me chills every time I hear it.
Davy Jones

Lord of the Rings
I don't care who you are or what your opinion is, the LOTR movies are the BEST movies ever, ever, ever made! I couldn't pick just one song to share with you, so I found a video with all of the songs on it. My particular favorite starts at 2:17. Composed by Howard Shore.

Alice in Wonderland
Based on Disney's original animated movie, and composed by Danny Elfman. The music in this movie is haunting and fits the story PERFECTLY! For some reason I love listening to this song when I can't sleep... maybe one of these days I'll dream of chasing a white rabbit and end up falling down a hole to Wonderland.

Sherlock Holmes
Another work of pure genius by Hans Zimmer! This movie came out last Christmas and it will always remind me of that time of year. What I love is how it fits the time period so exactly and the musical instruments they use are so different from anything I've ever heard. PS- Robert Downy Jr. is dreamy ;]

Iron Man
While we're on the subject of Robert Downey Jr., it doesn't get any better than Iron Man. This movie make me want to kick major butt!

Harry Potter
You all know I love the books and the movies. What I also love is the music, which was composed by John Williams. Whenever I hear the theme song I get chills. Once again, there are two songs I love in this movie so I included both.

I grew up with the TV show, and when it was announced that a full length feature film was going to be made, I flipped. What I love about this song by Linkin Park is how it sounds just like machinery and alien robots. This music video was made really well so make sure to watch the whole thing!

Star Wars
This one's an oldie, but one of the most recognizable songs ever made. (For some reason instead of thinking of the actual movies I think of the Star Wars section at Disneyland, which is random but has lots of fun memories.) Written by John Williams.

Indiana Jones
George Lucas is the Einstein of movies. John Williams is the Einstein of movie soundtracks. I honestly didn't even realize this until I made this post, but the majority of these movies are either made by Disney or have rides at Disneyland. This particular movie just so happens to have it's own ride at Disneyland which is my favorite ride ever!

If you are a 90's baby, you'll know this song by heart. It took the karaoke world by craze and will forever have people outstretching their arms on the bows of boats.