Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Honest Scrap Award...Finally got around to it.

The Honest Scrap Award comes with a caveat or two. First, you have to tell your readers 10 things about you they may not already know, but are true. Second, you have to tag 10 people with the award. Third, you have to let the people you've given the award to, know that they've received this award from you. Finally, make sure you link back to the person who awarded you.So first up, lets see if I can think of 10 things you may not know about me that are somewhat interesting...
1. I grew up in Edmonds which is a suburb of the greater Seattle area (pretty yuppy-ish) yes people that’s right. I am a city girl.
2. I hate whistling. Not the kind of whistling that is calling for a dog but when people whistle a little tune. It irritates me beyond belief.
3. I started riding horses when I was 8 or 9 over on the Eastside in Woodinville. I grew up riding only English, doing Dressage & Hunter/Jumper stuff. Never rode Western (other than those horse rental places) until I bought Honey.
4. Honey was my very first horse that I BOUGHT & OWNED. Scooter is the second. I also refuse to pay more than $1000.00 for a horse. I bought Honey for $612.00 at the Yelm auction, and I got Scooter for my B-day & X-mas present this last December. Granted they have taken a lot of work but it makes it all the more worthwhile to me.
5. It took me a year to confess to my parents that I bought a horse (Honey). They call them Hay burners & never thought I should have one. Now my mom calls Honey her grand-daughter. J She hasn’t met Scooter yet.
6. I work at my Uncle’s company in Downtown Seattle doing customer service & custom distribution of produce to Alaska & Canada.

7. I am a MAJOR travel junkie! It’s more difficult now with horses however. I have been to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada (haha), India, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, & Ireland. My next mission is hopefully Greece and/or Spain. Possibly Australia and I want to see Africa eventually too. I have also been on a lot of family vacations to National Parks so I have gotten to see a lot of the U.S. as well.
8. I can not eat steak of any kind. Whether it is cow, elk, buffalo, moose, venison, pork chops, ribs, whatever. I refuse to eat it. It makes me actually start gagging after a few minutes so if I try to be polite I eat some I have to swallow it down in a REALLY short amount of time. I WILL NOT eat wild game of any kind anyways. I understand people hunt & that doesn’t bother me (Sniff. Bambi. Ok I am kinda bothered.) but I just don’t like meat that looks like it was sliced off the ass of an animal. YUCK!!!
9. I LOVE SPAGHETTI!!! Baked spaghetti!! Only if my mom or I makes it though. With garlic bread. Garlic bread is imperative.

10. When it comes to my horses I am an anal control freak. It’s hard for me to just let go & have other people ride them, groom them, tack them up, clean their stall, bathing. Pretty much any of it, which makes it even more difficult for me to travel. LOL! I just believe that there is almost no one that can care for them as well as I do. (Not true though.)

So there are ten random things you may not have known about me. I don’t have anyone to tag so whatever.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Not sure if anyone has noticed or not...

Jackson reminds me A LOT of Johnny Depp. His performance in Twilight, albeit small was very Edward Scissorhands-esque. I have noticed even more lately how much he reminds me of Johhny. That is a compliment from me. Kinda excentric but not a looney tune. Just simply WONDERFUL!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Sooooo... Awhile back I lost the USB cable for my camera so I haven't been able to upload pics onto my myspace or blog!! Well I found it in a purse of mine. I swear I probably put it there so I wouldn't lose it. Oh well. Here are some of my Favs!! See Patches!!! I told you I took pics of the buffalo!! LOL!

Last but not least, this has to be one of my favorite pics out of all of them. This buffalo was smelling me & my camera in case you couldn't tell. HAHAHA!! Me & 4-oh are pretty tight but I don't like to brag or anything. :-)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Remembering Michael Jackson…

“I’ll always be Peter Pan in my heart.” – Michael Jackson

In truth I have rarely thought much about Michael Jackson in the past years. I know he was in the news for his eccentric behavior. I never believed he did all those things to children that he was accused of, just another way for people to tarnish his name & make a quick buck. I just never felt that a man that was that determined to help other people and the world would do the things those others claimed.

“I have spent my entire life helping millions of children across the world. I would never harm a child.” – Michael Jackson

I grew up in the eighties listening to his music. I still to this day watch the ‘Thriller’ music video every year on Halloween. His career spanned such a long time that I share my love of his music with my mother as well. She was born in 1958, the same year as Michael so she also grew up listening to him and the Jackson family. It is always amazing to me that one person can have this much of an effect on the entire world. But then again there are many “one persons” that have affected us here on Earth it just usually isn’t a pop star.

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” - Michael Jackson

It is hard for me to believe that he is gone. The most I can hope for is that he went peacefully to whatever place he loved most. I hope that people remember him for all the good things he did & what he brought to all of us musically. Just think, we may have not have had many of the artists around right now without Michael Jackson. I am sure he is in good hands now and I hope that his children are well loved and live great lives. He will be missed my millions. It is still so surreal... I can’t believe he is gone.

“We have lost one of the greatest icons of all time. He forever set the bar for entertainers all around the world.” - Singer, Fergie

“Michael Jackson’s accomplished so much that there’s not even words to explain what he’s done for urban and pop music. Every artist that I personally know has been influenced by him. The world has lost one of the great entertainers who shaped many generations and will continue to for years to come.” Singer, Akon

“From the beginning of my career, he was my idol in show business… I had his poster on my wall.” Singer, Celine Dion

“Dazed in the studio. A major strand of our cultural DNA has left us. RIP MJ… I think we’ll morn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to ‘Thriller’ on the record player.” Singer, John Mayer

“he has been an inspiration to multiple generations, and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.” Singer, Justin Timberlake

“Michael forever changed the world of music and entertainment and I will always remember him for his kind and sweet spirit.” - Singer, JC Chasez

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One question...

What the heck is this???!!! I surely don't know since I don't have cable! I may have to investigate!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Weddings, Weddings, and more…let’s see here…weddings???

Sooo…Last summer I was invited to 3 weddings and was in another (my little brother’s). I only attended a total of three. (That’s still quite a few.) I thought to my self “at least I won’t have to go to this many next year.” Not to mention not having to get all dolled up in a bridesmaid dress.

Well…I don’t know what the crap is going on but I realized finally that I have invitations to 5 weddings total!!! One of those weddings I have been asked to be a bridesmaid in. BAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! I am all cool at weddings & all but seriously??!! Is everyone trying to get married off so I am the Lone Ranger out here in single land? Do people know how hard it is to meet someone decent, who is up to my high standards (I have been criticized for this a lot), that has no children, has never been married, and is 25 or over?? (Unless you are Robert Pattinson, then 22 yrs. old is OK.) True people have attempted to set me up with blind dates…HELL TO THE NO!!! When I refuse some have even tried to ambush me at the barn or at Lariette practice. Here’s a little tidbit…If I want to be set up I will ask!! When people have brought these guys to my “horse world” it never ends well because I get irritated & then I turn rude. Then later I feel bad. So, next time let’s just not try to set Amy up. I just went off on a completely different tangent. Anyhoo…

Another thing is going to so many weddings in a 3 month period always makes me start thinking about my self getting married. It isn’t something that I really think about often normally. Sure enough though I get to thinking about it & then realize I don’t even have time to date!! I might be 45 before I get married!!! Shoot I will be 30 in 2.5 years and I’ve had a grand total of…Three. That’s correct, three actual boyfriends. I have dated some people intermittently but they were just too needy, or irritating, or I just decided I didn’t mesh with them. (I know this usually after one “date”) Good lord!! See this is what I am talking about. It’s depressing. Soooo, yeah. I just wanted to vent a little frustration. HAHA!

Monday, April 27, 2009


OOOOOooooo!!! YES!!! SO last week I got a pleasant surprise when Lynsay Sands had a book come out! I was excited & of course I finished it in two days. HAHA! But I am soooooooo pumped because tomorrow ‘Lover Avenged’ by J.R. Ward comes out!! I feel like such a nerd, chomping at the bit for a book. LOL! I should be getting it in the mail Tuesday or Wednesday according to the girl at Barnes & Noble. She said people usually get the books on the release day or possibly two days later. I really hope I get it on Tuesday. Then again maybe it would be better on Thursday so I have it for the weekend. Oh well, whatever! I just can’t wait!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blogger's Community Photo Challenge - The Great Outdoors

So I am following my friends lead & going to start trying to take more photos. I have always enjoyed it but haven't practiced it since school. So here we go!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Volterra vs Montepulciano #2

Here is Montepulciano. I will confess that I don't have as many pictures from this city. I was distracted by some...uh...scenery. It was also a shopping city. I was busy buying a purse, some shoes, and some linens. LOL! Anyhoo, here's what I have from that day. Including some of the scenery I mentioned. I am the best at taking these kind of sneaky shots. Just remember always wear sunglasses and always make them think you are taking a picture of the landmark & they just happen to be in the way. LOL! :-)

Please Notice all the tourists. They drove me CRAZY!! HAHA!! No seriously. I like to blend when I am in a different country not look like Schmuck with fanny pack and a passport holder hanging around my neck. The camera however I can't help.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Volterra vs. Montepulciano #1

OK. So I searched through my massive amount of photos that I took last Sept. when I went to Italy & pulled a few just so I could compare the two cities. Montepulciano is where they are going to film New Moon. Volterra is where it is supossed to be. Although they are still calling it Volterra for the movie. Anyways, I am babbling.

Here is the real Volterra:

I loved Volterra because it was one of the first places we visited once in Italy. The steps going up to the city are the same steps that the Romans used to travel there. The steps that are more elongated are the ones they used carts on to haul whatever was needed up to the city. The giant doors to the city are the same doors that have been there forever as well. I also was so excited to finally see my first ruins of a colloseum here. I love Italy. :-)

Monday, March 30, 2009

New Moon's Caius has been cast...

Jamie Campbell Bower. Hmmmmm... I like him in Sweeny Todd.

He's only 20 though. Did anyone else picture Aro, Caius, and Marcus as looking more like Carlisle's age? You know...Like 30 to 36 ish. Poor Perter Facinelli is going to be the oldest vampire?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Casting Director Rene Haynes Dishes on Wolf Pack & Hiring Chaske Spencer

Celebuzz has an awesome exclusive interview with Rene Haynes, New Moon Casting Director, where she talks about the New Wolf pack and the Twilight-mania they'll encounter:
They are all good kids," says Rene. "They have good heads on their shoulders. I think they'll navigate these waters the best they can."
"I've told them, make wise choices from here on out. This is what you've been working for. Don't mess it up."
Just to give you an idea of the fan intensity, IMDB's star meter showed Meraz's star ranking rose 25,566 percent in popularity this week (the shirtless picture at the top sure don't hurt).
Rene also addresses the difficulties of casting Chaske Spencer, rumored to be Sam Uley:
"He's someone I feel is going to be a star," says Haynes. "I have cast him before. He's always done lovely work. It's awesome to know that it's time for this young actor to have a great breakout role like this."
It wasn't a sure thing when Spencer auditioned, even after meeting casting director Joseph Middleton in NY for a powerful reading.
"It was a very long process," says Haynes, pointing out there were many strong candidates for the part. "It was up and down, up and down. But he floated to the top."
I love the reference to shirtless Alex Meraz. NPC! NPC! Read the rest here.

Thank you TwiCrackAddict!