To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WeekS in Review... Oct. 13 - whatever today it is.

I never got around to reviewing the week before the last one, so just for my mom we're doing weeks in review... Let's hope I can remember what it was I was up to 14 days ago???

I went to Saint Rocke to see Sharon Little, Schulyer Fisk and Matt White. It was a fun concert and a really cute venue in Manhattan Beach (thanks Morgs for finding it). But, we had to go through some rough parts of town. Most people would say they didn't want to live there. But, not Robin, she said "If I lived here, I would go to CVS EVERY day." (I love Robin, she is such a dork sometimes). - For those of you who don't know CVS is a drug store, nothing to get excited about, but the most high class place we'd seen for a while. We stopped at one of them to get candy (of course) and took it to the concert. Diz turned to us and said "Why do I feel like I am at the movies???"

Then I got to go home to Texas! Yipee. Chloe got baptized. I can't believe she's already 8!!! She was so cute! After her baptism we went to the Larson School Carnival. My sister Kimberly's kids are OBSESSED with Chick-fil-a. It's cute. Anytime there is chick-fil-a they all rave about what a good party it is. The cow mascot was at the fair and my nephew Ethan turned to me and said "it's the cow from chick-fil-a, I KNEW he'd be here!" Maybe you had to be there, but it was SO funny.

But, the best part of my trip was the part where my mom tried to set me up with Aaron, the guy who does their pond. Sure, he did know quite a bit about fish and algae, but he had a long grey ponytail and tattoos, lots of tattoos, but not the cool kind, the naked pin-up lady kind AND he was old! Apparently, it has come to this! My mom tried to ho me out to the gardener. Fortunately for me he was married!

This week was extremely busy. I can't seem to remember much of it... such a blur. And, I didn't have time to write down any of the funny things that anyone said. Lo Siento.

We went to a movie premiere (kind of). Morgan's roommate Kelly's boyfriend Jason and his brother made a movie called "Flyboys". It was REALLY good... I am not just saying that. But, apparently it's slow to get promoted, because we meet some of the cast, including one of the little boys from the movie... I am such a nerd, I asked him how they made him look so young, he told me the movie was filmed 6 years ago... of course, it was. We stole lots of moments on the red carpet... in our fancy attire?!?

On Saturday, there was Prop 8 sign waving... (Let it be recorded that I DID do something for Prop 8).

And, then we had a BBQ and frolic at the beach. Aaaahhhh... I love the beach.

Which brings us to tonight... we had the cutest activity for mutual. We went to the Heritage House, which helps single mothers get back on track. We threw a Halloween party for the kids. And, I have to say, I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to keep all the kids! Plus, I was pinky sworn to do two things I seriously did not want to do, but agreed to because I LOVE my YW and I'd do anything for them. 1.) I joined Facebook although, I am still VERY unsure of the whole thing! "Tag Me"; and 2.) I agreed to read Twilight... and join team Edward??? Or Jacob??? But, I (along with Jen Andersen) don't like anything middle-earth or majestic or outer world. And, I am not into Romance Novels, so I am a bit tentative about the vampire love story... but...

So, there you go mom... the most recent update on my life, with photos and all.


m spot said...

First of all, you're darling. I love your posts!

Second, am I ridiculous tall or what?

Amanda said...

Your pictures of the beach made me want to cry - I miss it so much!

Anonymous said...

ok - why is it that all my bad pictures make it on the blog. There were cute ones of me and goofy ones. Alas, the goofy ones always make the cut and the cute ones get left out. And I wonder why I'm not married...yikes!!

-Robin, not that I have to sign this because it's obvious

Ashlee said...

Oh Ali you are funny! You underestimate your funniness. If I were there permanently I would follow you around like a little lost puppy reminding you how funny you truly are. Cause lets be honest I haven't laughed as hard as I did at dinner that night.
And instead of posting normal pictures of Morgan could you do us all a favor and have a post titled worst pic of Morgan of the week or something like that? We miss out on all of her clutzy, spastic moments now that she is beach blonde barbie. Thanks

p.s. welcome to facebook

TERI 9 said...

Did you feel like this when you were holding the Prop 8 signs out there?

I thought of you the minute I saw it, after reading your blog on how you went out and stood on the road with your Prop 8 signs! You go girl! We've donated to them all the way from Texas! :)