Friday, March 30, 2012

Registration Week

Remind me to NEVER work during registration week...

I swear, I spoke to almost half the students at BYU this week (exaggeration, but honestly, I spoke to A TON OF PEOPLE).

Anywho, this Monday I went to see Hunger Games by myself since Michael was in Arkansas. It was freakin AWESOME. Sorry for all the cap'd words.. I'm just really excited it's Friday since I won't have to answer phones or respond to emails for a weekend. But seriously, that movie is so good and so true to the book. I still stand by my last statements about the changes they should have made, but w/e.

I found this pin today and I cracked up because it reminds me of me:

Seriously everyone... it's a miracle I don't actually attempt to do all the murderous things I voice out loud. Good thing cake exists, because if not, not being a violent psychopath would be hard.

Friday, March 23, 2012


OK, where to start?

I think it's bad to judge a "book-to-movie" movie after only seeing it once because the first time anyone ever sees it, the only thing they pay attention to is how closely it matches the book. If I were to rate Hunger Games on how well it matched the book, I would give it a 10. I thought they did an amazing job keeping the flow of the book, but it wasn't perfect.

First off, I love action movies. I love seeing cool fighting scenes and awesome blood baths. Hunger Games is a violent book so I expected lots of blood and dark scenes with children killing children. Unfortunately, they played that down a lot. People still died, but it wasn't as brutal as I imagined it (and my mind is pretty altered on that part....). I wanted to see Rue with a spear through her gut, but all I got was a scene with her pulling a spear out and then falling into Katniss' arms. The scene itself was sad and they did a good job making it heart-wrenching, but I never saw the spear actually hit Rue. And then Marvel.... he was suppose to be shot through the neck, but he got shot in the stomach. I wanted to see his crippled body with a freakin arrow through his neck. There are other parts like that where they tone down the brutality, and I understand why they would (since they're catering to a young audience), but I think it makes the whole "fight the evil Capitol" less exciting. I think people need to see how violent and gory the arena is to appreciate why the districts need to fight against the Capitol.

Another thing that bothered me was how they displayed the career tributes. In the book they are portrayed as stone cold killers with their only objective being to kill everyone and win. I think they looked the part (minus Clove... she looks like a wiener), but they showed them running through the forest giggling and having a good time. I can't picture Cato giggling like he did in the movie. Cato lives to kill, not to be buddy-buddy with the other career tributes. I thought they could have made them more blood thirsty and intense to show how brain washed they are by the Capitol. Instead, I had to watch 4 careers skipping and laughing at each other like a bunch of BYU freshmen going on a camping trip for the first time. Ugh.

The last thing that bothered me was how they down played the romance between Katniss and Peeta. I was waiting in anticipation for all the sweet lines Peeta tells Katniss and half of them never happened! The cave scenes themselves were short and over looked. I think the moments when they were together were good and they got some of the chemistry there, but for the most part, I wanted more. I wanted Peeta to lean over to Katniss when she first finds him and whisper, "It's OK to kiss me." But no. Nothing. I wanted to separation between them when they got back home to be more intense and to really display "the boy with the bread was slipping from me". But that wasn't really there either. I wanted President Snow to really show his anger at Katniss for her shenanigans, but he just says a small thing that doesn't really represent how furious he was in the book.

Anywho, in all, apart from the things above, the movie was really good. I want to see it again and just enjoy it for what it is (versus critiquing it according to the book). I think I'll enjoy it much more the second time. I hope I don't deter anyone from seeing it. Honestly, GO SEE IT. I loved it, but I think that if they made some minor tweeks, then it would have been better. It's a dark story and I think they stuck to that to some degree. They should have made this movie darker because I think that having a darker beginning makes the ending so much brighter.

I'm only going to eat sweets once a week. I get so sluggish when I eat sweets.... so I'd rather feel good during the day than enjoy a sweet delicacy. We'll see how long that lasts...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hunger Games Part 3

So apparently I have a blog titled "Hunger Games" and "Hunger Games Part 2"... completely forgot until I was writing the title.

Anywho, so I made my Hunger Games cupcakes! And I made A TON of them... so now I have to distribute. The frosting looks nothing like the cool picture I showed earlier, but it still looks "lava-ish" so it's cool. And they taste pretty dang awesome if I may say so myself. I was able to snag some pre-screening tickets at 7:30 tonight. The seats are assigned so I don't have to worry about waiting in a line or having a "Hunger Games" for seats before the actual movie. I'm so grateful, and they only cost $10!! This movie is getting better and better and I haven't even seen it yet.

Yesterday after work was super fun! (mark sarcasm). I got home by myself (Michael was in class) and I went around trying to get the dogs ready for a walk since some stupid kids were playing "baseball" at the field we usually go to. While I was getting them ready, I found all of them drinking our 2nd bathroom toilet water! They BARELY left any..... so while I was trying to get them out of the bathroom, Leia snuck downstairs and started chowing down on half a pizza that Michael left out. By the time I got to her, it was nasty and shredded to pieces. For punishment, I decided to stick her in her cage while I took the other two idiots on a walk and while I was locking her cage, I heard the garage door close. I went to try and open it, but my luck never gets far. It was obviously locked, along with all the other doors in my house. So there I was, sitting in my garage with Leia while Luke and Chewie were doing who knows what inside.

Basically, not-so-funny things happen all the time when I'm left with the dogs by myself. But I love them. I mean, look at this picture:

How can you not swoon and die over the little chunk of fur on the left?!! I want to breed Chewie... because I want little puppies like that running around me. And they're still cute when they're full grown :) just a lot heavier. And furrier. And slobbery-er.

Speaking about furrier, I found this today and thought about this one time when I went to the mall with Sister Mackay and Terann with a black hoodie on that was covered in dog hair. Sister Mackay asked me if I had previously rolled in dog fur before coming out. My response was (with an innocent expression), "Is that not normal?".

I love dogs. And Hunger Games. If only I could bring my dogs to the pre-screening, then life would be pretty outstanding.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 21

The last day of the sugar fast has finally come! I'm am incredibly excited to eat sweets tomorrow :)!!!! I just hope I don't get toooo sick from all my sweet intake. It's weird because now that I can have sweets tomorrow, my cravings are getting worse! My period starting today might have something to do with it... but w/e.

I want all these things:

I'm trying to get pre-screening tickets to Hunger Games because I've decided waiting in line for 3 hours before midnight is not as fun as it sounds. And I want to see it ASAP. But, if I can't get them, then I'll be in line for 3 hours......... eating desserts :D.

The Hunger Games album came out yesterday and I liked that the album had a "dark" theme to it, but most of the songs were super weird.... so I didn't buy it. I know, shocking. I did buy 2 or 3 of the songs though, so I'm still contributing to the "make more Hunger Games movies" fund.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 20

Tomorrow is my FINAL day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm really excited to eat sweet things... but I'm still having trouble deciding what sweet thing to eat. I told my co-workers that I'm going to make these lovelies and bring them to work on Thursday for us to eat:

Except they won't look ANTHING like what's above. I should probably take one of those "Nailed It" pictures that I love so much. Anywho, I came across this awesome article on my Yahoo page:

I want to make these foods and eat them all day Thursday and Friday, except that probably won't happen because I'm too lazy to cook. And Michael won't care to make them... darn. But hey, Hunger Games comes out FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I keep seeing 10 second clips online, and it just makes me go crazier. I was also thinking, after I see it, I'll have to wait another long time before I can get it on blu-ray! So this means I'll just have to make a couple trips back to the movie theater to watch it :).

And it got a 93% from the critics on rottentomatoes. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 18 & 19

I came to work this morning and Linda, my boss, told me that she had sweets over the weekend!!!!! That means that Kris and I are the only ones who haven't had sweets :D. Right before Linda left for the weekend, I kept trying to describe delicious treats to her and get her to cave. Looks like it worked :). JK. She told me that her husband accidentally gave her candy with sugar in it... poor Linda.

Anywho, I'm really excited for this to be over. I officially get to have treats on Thursday. I've been thinking about what sweets I want to eat once I'm done, but I can't decide. Linda said that after she ate the candy, her stomach hurt, so I don't want to go overboard and lapse into a comma. And she said it didn't taste good... so I don't want to eat something so delicious and hate it afterward. Maybe I'll go for some banana bread since some of my bananas are going brown and need to be used.

Also on Thursday is Hunger Games. I keep seeing statuses of people who have pre-screening tickets. I know at least 5 couples who get to go see the movie at a normal hour on Thursday. My message to you: make sure I don't see you on Thursday because I will be in a mind to jump you. Apart from that annoying thing, I'm really excited. I told Michael that we would be waiting outside at 9:00 PM and he didn't disagree. I think he needs some time away from the pups, they've been driving him crazy. He actually called me at work while I was at lunch and I heard, "YOU STUPID DOGS!" when I picked up. Apparently they had chewed through the box where our Christmas stuff was and decided to brake all our ornaments. And by ornaments, I mean all our tree ornaments, Christmas lights, wreaths, etc. Anywho, Michael said that he's leaving the mess for me to see.... how kind.

Actually, screw the banana bread. I'm eating this sucker:

 This is a nutella cupcake.

I hope my dogs are alive when I get home....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 17

I love cleaning, except Chewie has this annoying habit of tipping his water bowl over and then rolling in it. So I have to walk behind him and clean all the water he drips off. He's so fat and chubby though, so I can't stay mad at him for long.

Michael and I went grocery shopping this afternoon and he rudely bought some Oreo Cookies. One thing about this fast being easier than I imagined is the fact that we haven't had delicious treats around, but now the enemy has entered my domain. And not only are they Oreo's, they're DOUBLE STUFFED Oreo's. I was really tempted to eat one this afternoon, but then I remembered that I only have 4 days left...

Which brings me to my next topic: I HAVE 4 DAYS LEFT!!!! It really hasn't been that bad when I look back. I've had some moments where I really wanted desserts, but that was mainly because I kept looking at the dessert pictures on Pinterest. Bad idea in retrospect. I'm going to try and make a goal that I'll only eat a dessert once a week. Except for when I'm on my period... or before my period... which means I'll restrict myself to a dessert a day. At least I'm being healthy half the month... right?

I found this song on youtube while I was being weird and searching for Hunger Games stuff:

Love it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 16

Staying strong still... and only 5 more days until I can eat chocolate!!!!

I love March Madness, but every year, on the first day, my bracket goes to crap. This year though, I was perfect after the first day. But then the second day came around and just destroyed it. My East portion is still perfect, but my South and Midwest suck. My West is still pretty good, but there are still 3 games I'm waiting for... and Missouri is only up by one against Norfolk. Secretly, I want lower seeds to have huge upsets, even if it costs me my bracket. But only when it's super lower seeds. So if a 9 seed beats an 8 and I had the 8 seed winning, I get angry.

Anywho, I just heard from a co-worker that she knows a ton of people that will be at the theater I'm going to for Hunger Games. This means that Michael and I will be waiting outside starting at 9. If anyone gets there before me, I will throw dog poop at them. You've been warned.

I found this gem today and thought about how "difficult" my week was. I dedicate this to all the losers who don't have proper phone etiquette:


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 15

Today was the last day for a conference that I've had to go to, so they served lunch. In the middle of each table was a plate of desserts. Ugh.

And my bracket is perfect so far. I was really hoping that UNC-Asheville would beat Syracuse, but whatever. Good game though.

And the sugar fast is still going strong. 6 more days until I can stuff an entire double-chocolate cake in my mouth.

AND.... in exactly a week (and some hours...) I will be sitting in a theater enjoying the movie experience I've been dying for.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 14

I almost forgot to post today.....

The fast has been going on for exactly 2 weeks and I have exactly 1 week left! I've been having bad headaches today, but I think that's more because students are retarded than the lack of sugar. But heck, a week from tomorrow I will be in the hospital from sugar overdose.

Can't wait.

And I just realized that I actually won't be in the hospital until later next Friday. I have Hunger Games to watch Thursday at midnight. NOTHING is stopping me from going. Nada.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 13

New pet peeve: rude people over the phone.

I had a VERY frustrating phone call just now.... and all I have to say is that the guy is lucky he didn't treat me the way he did to my face. I honestly would have picked up my chair and chucked it into his fat, ugly face.

Apart from that, the sugar fast is going strong. I eat fruit like I ate sugary treats. I just ate a whole box of strawberries.... I've been feeling really good, but I still have cravings for sugar. I'm not sure if my mood has changed much though. I feel like I've been improving, but then I keep meeting such nice gentlemen over the phone and my mood turns sour.

Anywho, Michael called me down to our basement last night because there was a new Hunger Games clip online. I raced down the stairs and scared my dogs half to death haha. All of them, even tender Luke, were barking like mad men. The clip was awesome.

9 Days until the Hunger Games comes out:

I did exactly that after I saw the clip. I'm pretty sure my cravings for Hunger Games is worse than the ones for sugar.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 12

The Hunger Games movie premier is tonight at 6:30 mountain time. Am I excited? Is that even a logical question? I wish I was in LA right now embarrassing myself with thousands of other fans... but I'm sitting at my desk telling my co-workers how I wish I was in LA.

Oh life.

I'm not sure why I wasn't personally invited to the premier by Jennifer Lawrence herself... but I'll let that pass since she's probably really busy.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 10 & 11

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL! The sugar fast is.... going. Yesterday, my really good friend Jesse had a baby shower so I was nervous about going because most baby showers I've been to have lots of delicious treats. I should have known better. Jesse is a trainer at Gold's and always health conscious, so the treats at her baby shower were strawberries, bananas, and pretzels. There were delicious smelling muffins and a small chocolate fountain thing, but the other fruit were enough to distract me. So thanks Jesse, I should have guessed that the healthiest person I know would have some of the healthiest treats.

Yesterday was also a lot of fun because I was able to see some hilarious friends from back home. Lets just say:

Good friends + humor + sushi = fun night

The equation above won't work if sushi isn't involved. Tried it. Anywho, so today we blew it for sacrament (the first hour of church). Michael and I have an alarm clock that doesn't adjust to the stupid daylight savings stuff so we woke up as usual and got to church right when people were singing so I thought that it was the first song of the day, until everyone started getting up and moving to the next class. We missed sacrament, but at least now we know it's daylight savings!

I got fake eyelashes done yesterday and I really like them :). According to TJ, they make me look more feminine. I guess I need all the help I can get.

We just took the dogs, and some neighborhood dogs, on a nice walk and they are currently passed out on the ground. I told Michael that this is my favorite part of the day because they sleep forever which means that I can sleep forever. Sunday is my favorite day.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 9

OK, so yesterday was pretty bad. Well not bad, but I had TONS of cravings. I finally settled on French Fries and boy was I feeling better afterward. I love salt. Maybe I should try a salt fast next... but salt is my life source so maybe not.

Anywho, I stopped looking at stupid, yummy desserts on Pinterest and instead I'm focusing on eating fruit when I get cravings. Apples are really good now, when before I would cringe at the sight of one. I'm also trying to drink more water since I never really do. That has had some annoying consequences since now I have to run to the bathroom every 20 minutes. I hope people don't think I'm pregnant....

Hunger Games comes out in 14 days.... I should probably start a count down for that as well :).

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Armed and Furrious

I had a funny conversation with Michael today about how to arm our dogs for the apocalypse:

Michael: I'll arm Leia with dual ak's.

Me: hahhahahahahahaah. And Chewie with a 50cal?

Michael: Nope, anti-aircraft gun.

Me:  hahahhahaha OK. And what about Luke? A nuke for Luke? (My horrible attempt at humor...)

Michael: Nope, he only gets a BB gun, because he's sensitive.

Me: HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. Or a plastic spoon. (Another bad attempt at humor... oy)

Michael: That way he still looks legit, but no one will know he really is a big wiener. 

 Poor Luke. He really is very sensitive and scared of almost everything. Actually, we're pretty sure the only thing he's not afraid of is his food. 

Day 8


Ugh, I keep seeing delicious treats on Pinterest and I want to dive into a pool of chocolate and eat till I die.

Cinnamon Cupcakes

Homemade Doughnuts

Oreo Pudding Cookies

Banana and Nutella stuffed French Toast

It probably doesn't help that I'm STARVING and ready for lunch. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 7

One week into the fast and I'm doing great!

I've been a little snappy (sorry Michael), but I'm staying strong. Anywho, nothing much has happened expect this video:

This is about Kony, a mass murder and child kidnapper. This video is very touching and worth your while to watch. It's amazing on what can be done with the world connected. I don't think Mark Zuckerberg knew the far-reaching effect Facebook, or any other social connection website, would have. It's incredible how people can become connected so quickly. Hopefully this horrible excuse of a man will be stopped. Screw jail, just kill the piece of crap. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 6

My headaches are getting worse and becoming more frequent. I'm pretty sure it's from the sugar, but I could be wrong. Today was REALLY dangerous though. Last week we had a couple students stop by the office and offer a Hawaiian food tray for $8 (they were raising money for something). Today was delivery day and I was really excited to get this food because I was famished. Well, the student comes and drops off the food but accidentally forgot to leave out the dessert! It was guava cake......... I've never had it before, but it looked amazingly delicious. I was SOOSOOSOSOSO close to eating it. I kept telling myself that I had already put in $0.50 to the Jar of Shame from my gum incident so it wasn't like I was losing money. Then I told myself how my headaches would go away. And how delicious it looked. And how sweet it would taste.

Then I gave it to my boss :). I'm really proud of myself for not eating it, but holy crap, I. was. close.

Whenever I talk to my dogs, I feel like they give me this look:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 3 & 4 & 5

I wanted to keep a daily update of this sugar fast, but the weekend really just distracts me from computer things. So I didn't. And guess what else I didn't do this weekend? EAT SUGAR.

I'm pretty happy with myself, I'm 100% (the gum I thought had sugar didn't actually have sugar). Yesterday was funny though because I had two of the young women come over last night with a cinnamon bun.... (they of course know I'm doing this sugar fast), so to repay them for their services, I brought out all the pups and had them give the girls a nice time for about 10 minutes. And by nice time, I mean they chased them around the house and tried jumping and licking their faces. I thought that was good enough reward for the delicious treat they brought :). I didn't eat it, although they tried to tempt me, and so I consider myself extremely successful right now.

I haven't had big cravings, but when I do, I eat something before my cravings can get bad. I get "cravings" a lot though, so I feel like I'm always eating to suppress it lol. I'll probably end up gaining weight from all my "suppressed craving" food binges.

W/e. There's money in our "Jar of Shame" now so I'm excited to win it at the end :).

This is my Mr. Chewie. He just turned 6 months on Friday and is HUMONGOUS. I want to squeeze him but he retaliates by sitting on me or stepping on my foot.... 

Both of those things hurt. Very much.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 2

I had some headaches yesterday, but it's been pretty good so far! I'm feeling this whole, "This is easy!" episode is very premature.... but it's been fine :).

I'm waiting to see how it will hit me this weekend. I might just buy a ton of cheese and seltzer water and distract myself with those. So delicious.


I agree. So this makes me a better person because I take really good care of my puppies. Humans, not so much... 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 1

And so it begins.....

Within an hour of being awake, I broke my sugar fast. I was in the car, riding with Michael to work, when I realized the gum I was chewing wasn't sugar free. I spit it out immediately (sorry car behind us...), but the damage was done :(. I'm still in the fast, but I had to pay $0.50 to our "Jar of Shame". I'm betting to NOT mess up again, so hopefully I'm just paying myself. We have a sticker board and I was excited about putting a sticker up tomorrow morning, but I'll have to wait until Monday.

Apart from that though, so far so good. A friend of mine said that my withdrawals should start hitting tomorrow or Saturday, so good luck everyone else!

I accidentally hit a pedestrian with my car yesterday.................................................................

I was taking a right turn and was looking left, waiting for a car to pass, and the next thing I know, there's a guy on my hood! I remember seeing him for a split second before I gunned it, and I wanted to press my brake, but my foot was already on the gas.


He just walked away so w/e... I can now say that I've hit someone with my car. So watch out retarded BYU student pedestrians, I WILL HIT YOU.