Monday, March 31, 2014

Fantastic Beasts and Pixie Dust



Spring break is officially over, and now comes crunch time for the final seven weeks of class. I wish I could regal you with fantastic stories about the wonderful adventures that were had during break, but alas I have none… unless you count watching about 25 movies. Justin was excited to finally watch the “Tinkerbell” series with me. Speaking of that, the new “Pirate Fairy,” movie releases to DVD tomorrow so Justin will most likely be camping in Hastings’ parking lot to ensure our ownership of the latest Tinkerbell installment. He really enjoyed the series, perhaps even better than “Ever After.” 

In reality I did get to see a few friends over the break, one was even in town from Arkansas. Also I began volunteering in the chemo room at the hospital which was very rewarding. This week I get to take a class to volunteer with the babies in the hospital. So if you are pregnant I would hurry up and have your baby so I don’t get ahold of it and dress him/her up like Lord Voldemort. I kid, I kid…But I really am thrilled to expand my reach at the hospital. 

In other news I am happy to announce that at the conclusion of the semester I will be leaving good old Boise to visit family in New Hampshire and New York.  I wish I could tell you that Justin will be making the trip with me, but I hear they don’t allow butts that big on the plane. In all seriousness he will be staying home and working which breaks my heart. However there is always next time. 

Lastly, if you are a Harry Potter fan there is great wizarding world news that released. Of course if you are a fan you have probably already heard it. Apparently J.K. Rowling’s book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is going to be a THREE part movie, much like “The Hobbit.” How do you like them apples?? I hear that she is taking some of her treasure trove of knowledge and beefing up the material that was included in her short story. I for one am thrilled. Here is a random photo of Gandlaf with his new friend I found online to show my approval.
Photo Credit: http://digg.tumblr.com/post/62248636789/ian-mckellen-and-patrick-stewart-are-best-friends

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I was lazy and answered 73 questions from an SJP interview today...




Let me preface this by saying that I was extremely bored today while waiting for my school website to not be broken so I could work on homework. A friend of mine posted this awesome quick-fire interview with Sarah Jessica Parker. I decided to get in on the action an answer every one of the 73 questions that she did. Some of them do not apply to me. When I got done I went back and re-read all the crap I had typed out and decided it was pretty boring and reminded me of those myspace questionnaires from a decade ago. Feel free to skip my answers but the video is actually pretty cool if you like SJP. Obviously you can tell she was not answering the questions off the top of her head, however still fun to watch.







1. How long have you “been in the area?”- 23 years total

2. Favorite Season? Fall

3. Favorite Activity in Boise? Hiking Table Rock

4. Would you ever leave Boise? Yes… In fact I do a lot, like when I go to Nampa and Meridian for example.

5. What are three words that describe Boise; growing, changing, friendly

6. Favorite movie? “How to Steal a Million” (non-animated and not belonging to a series)

7. Favorite movie in the past five years? “Mall Cop” (again non-animated and not belonging in a series)

8. Favorite Hitchcock movie? “The Birds” is the only one I have seen (or can recall seeing)

9. What is your favorite TV show that is currently on? “The Voice,” is the only one I watch that is 
airing. I only watched the whole show last season. Not watching the current season.

10. Book you plan on reading? “The Cuckoo’s Calling”

11. Book you read in school that positively shaped you? “Diary of Anne Frank”

12. Book you read in school that you never think of? My botany textbook

13. On a scale of 1-10 how excited are you about life right now? 9

14. iPhone or android? iPhone

15. Twitter or Instagram? Neither

16. something weird I have never heard of or snapchat? Neither

17. Who should everyone be following right now? …themselves???

18. What is the coolest thing in this room right now? Me, duh...  I guess I am not a thing so I will pick the finger-painting my grandmother made me before she passed.

19. What is your favorite downtown restaurant? It was Oriental Express but they closed. Does Whole Foods’ buffet count?

20. What is your favorite food? Cupcakes or vegan lasagna

21. Least favorite food? Anything meatalicious

22. What do you love on your pizza? No cheese, broccoli, artichokes, tomatoes, pineapple, mushrooms, marinara sauce and I dip it in this weird homemade dressing I make(lemon, veganasie, and nutritional yeast) that Justin thinks smells bad.

23. Favorite Drink? Water or redbull

24. Favorite dessert? Cupcakes

25. dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Dark

26. Weirdest thing you ever ate? A dog bone when I was about three or four years old.

27.  What is the hardest thing about being a mom? Not being a mom…

28. What is your favorite band? Blink 182

29. Favorite solo artist? Right now Ellie Goulding but all time probably Christina Aguilera

30. Favorite lyrics? The entire song of “It’s Raining in Baltimore” by Counting Crows particularly the bit that states: “there’s things I remember there’s things I forget I miss you I guess that I should. 3,500 miles away what would you change if you could?”  

31. If your life were a song; what would the title be? “That weirdo who is busy as f***”

32. If you could sing a duet with anyone who would it be? My sister, but it wouldn’t be singing it 
would be rapping because we are pretty good at that.

33. If you could master one instrument what would it be? The bullfrogs in the Harry Potter films… or the piano

34. If you had a tattoo where would it be? It would say “Gryffindor” and by written across my chest… not really it would be” vi veri veniversum vivus vici” and it would be written somewhere discreetly. (PS I would never actually get a tattoo because the one time I almost did I later found out what I was looking at was the Chinese symbol for “man” and I was planning to get it on my lady parts {I thought it meant strength}).

35. To be or not to be? To be

36. What is Oprah like in person? How should I know? But I bet Kevin Bacon is terrifying

37. What number question is this? By my calculation 37… At this point in the interview SJP thought this question was #36…. Hmmm…

38. Dogs or cats? Cats (really?? Is this even a contest?)

39. Kittens or Puppies? Kittens

40. Dolphins or Koalas? Can’t I hold a koala while we ride a dolphin?

41. Bird watching or Whale Watching? Whales, because I want to pet them…and also ride them, possibly while my koala bear friend rides a dolphin next to me.

42. What is your spirit animal? Elephant

43. Best gift you have ever received? Justin

44. Last gift you gave a friend? The movie “The Hobbit,” to my uncle… but to a friend a painting.

45. Person you want to have coffee with? Kevin James

46. A historical figure you would love to have coffee with? Charlotte Bronte

47. How do you like your coffee? Dark roasted and black

48. Can I play a note on this piano? Whaaa??? Is this because I was talking about my lady parts earlier?

49. What is your favorite curse word? The ‘f’ word or the ‘s’ word comes out of my mouth the most. I’m working on cutting back on my sailor mouth though.

50. What is your favorite board game? Risk when I am feeling angry because I go postal or scattergories when I am feeling normal.

51. What is your favorite country to visit? I have only ever been to Canada (like 20 times)

52. What is the last country you visited? Canada

53. What is a country you wish to visit? England, or New Zealand to visit the LOTR and Hobbit filming locations. I could walk the path to mordor and go in a Hobbit hole… :)

54. What do you see in this image? Three wizards in capes holding hands

55. Can you write down your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel? No, but I can type it: illuminati

56. What is your favorite color? Yellow

57. Least favorite color? Poop brown

58. What color dress did you wear to your prom? Yellow

59. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

60. Cheap shampoo, or expensive? Expensive shampoo on sale

61. Blow dry or air dry? Air dry

62. Heals or flats? Flats

63. Can you give an impersonation of someone? Yes, a very good one of Justin

64. Can you do the same impersonation in an British accent? Yes, but Justin is not from Britain

65. What is your favorite constellation? The big dipper because I have that one on my shoulder in 
freckles

66. Which dress should I give my girlfriend? Blue

67. Pilates or Yoga? Yoga

68. Jogging or Swimming? Tough call but I shall go with swimming.

69. Best way to decompress? Hot yoga

70. One superpower what would it be? To control time

71. An experience where you felt most nervous? Public speaking for a class project, I even 
accidentally said the word fornication during it *sigh.

72. What is the weirdest word in the English language? While the word weirdest is most like the word weirdest I am not sure that is what was meant. I will go with…bezoar

73. Is this the strangest interview you have ever had? Interviewing myself and pretending while I am being interviewed by someone; yes.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Frozen Signs of Spring

I have certainly noticed that there are some signs of spring are making themselves apparent.
Our land lord opted to leave the pool filled throughout winter. At times it appeared, very tantalizingly so, to be a small ice skating rink. Boy could I just envision the prospects of me out there doing triple axles whilst singing my rendition of "Let it Go," and wearing a ski mask because it would have been that much more awesome. But now that spring has sprung, the pool looks like this:
It is half-empty (or half-full for you optimists) and filled with a thick slop of leaves and mildew of sorts. This photo really does not do it justice. Nevertheless warmer weather is on the horizon and I for one am ecstatic.

Also, someone tried to steal my copy of "Frozen," which I have waited well over a week for. Apparently it was sent to my prior address; despite my prior address being deleted from Amazon's system. Justin drove over to the culprit's apartment after work to go collect my DVD that was delivered last Thursday while I started practicing my new rendition of "Let it Go," which included my plea to be released from prison once I spilled the imminent blood of the thief. ♪♫♪Let me go, let me go...♪♫♪ Fortunately for my potential victim, they still had the DVD and forked it over without any trouble. So for now I have avoided jail.
Photo Credit: Disney
PS they should have adopted this guy as a pet because he just needed a hug, you can tell by the way his arms are.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jesus Porn and Babies... It Must Be Monday



Today was Monday so I got to volunteer. I headed up to the pediatric ward to deliver a balloon and card. I located the proper room and pranced in. It was empty except for a baby. 

Me: “Hi I have a delivery for you, this uh... Jesus balloon.”

Baby: 
Note this is NOT the actual baby but pretty damn near close to what she looked like. Photo Credit: http://weird4u.blogspot.com/2012/01/weird-baby-face.html
I was like: “Uhh… okay, well I will just put it here for you…Shall I?” *motioning to table

Baby: 

Me: while backing out of the room “get well soon little baby…”

It was pretty weird. I have never been in a pediatric room without the parents present. I felt kinda bad for the poor little thing. And it totally looked at me like I was the strangest being it had ever seen (I probably was). But maybe she was just trying to make me smile. 

So I went back down to my lobby desk and continued about my volunteer duties. The old guy next to me read back a valet ticket over his radio stating 'L' and in "lascivious" 

My volunteer partner turned to me and asked what that word meant. I had it mixed up with "Leviticus" as in the Hebrew Bible Leviticus but I did not know how to describe it to her so I mumbled something about the bible and mundanely pulled up Google to search it for her. I keyed in lascivious and of course a bunch of porn came up and I was like
no just kidding, except I probably did look like a lot like that because it totally showed a bunch of butts and boobs on the main search page. It took a few seconds for it to register for me. So now I might get fired from volunteering because I scare babies and look up porn. *sigh, Happy Monday.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Weasley Wolverines

I have been doing this thing lately where I can't stop spilling stuff. I borrowed Justin's favorite shirt (which I was wearing here), and spilled salsa all over the shoulder. Don't ask me how I managed to do that... it had something to do with my wolverine eating style I think.

Me eating pizza... photo credit: http://egulo.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/pinatas-pizza-and-how-to-meet-a-montana-wolverine/

Not two days later I was enjoying chips and guacamole on Justin's side of the bed. Suddenly his part of the mattress came flying up and forced me to lose grip on a heavily loaded chip which globbed a huge chunk of guacamole right smack in the middle of his sheet. Then I tried to wipe it up and got it all over his blanket.

This morning I was studying for my exam around 5:00 AM and happened to eat left over bread sticks because what else am I supposed to have for breakfast? I picked up the container of marinara and it dumped all over my white blanket. Then I got hand print smears everywhere trying to clean it up. It looked like a sort of crime scene. I am quite sure this is fitting for the strange business that has been going on in our bedroom as of late. Consequentially, due to my malfeasance I am grounded from eating.

If nothing else I learned a fun fact. The wolverine's scientific name is Gulo gulo, apparently that is from the Latin word gulo meaning glutton... I think I have another new favorite animal to add to my list of future pets, this guy will need extra hugs too. We can sit on the couch together and eat pizza while we smile at each other all toothy like.
"ha ha I love that Ronald Weasley he is such a character" -Wolverine (get it???)
Anyway the list of my pets is getting longer and longer. When my life goal is complete, how are all of them going to fit in my house with my 30 cats???

Throgoat Back Thursday (Belated)

I was incapacitated over the past few days owing to the final stretch before Spring Break. Technically I still have one more paper that is due but I am declaring that I am officially on Spring Break. This morning (yes a Saturday) marked the last exam I had before my sweet, sweet freedom.

I wrote this goat blog on Throwback Thursday. It is a quick one, but despite that I never had the chance to post it.

I give you; Throgoat Back Thursday....



This photo is roughly circa 1988 I would venture to guess. I am at the "Friendly Farm" in New Hampshire. The place still exists today. Digging up this photo may just warrant a return trip back east to the quaint little farm to revisit my old pal. What is the life expectancy of a goat anyway? Goolge tells me 15-18 years. I shall wish upon a star that my goat still exists perhaps he is tres chic with a beard and everything.

Back to business I am not quite sure I can explain myself in this photo. Either the goat is desperately trying to hide on me under the bench, or this is some kind of weird foreshadowing for the 30 day squat challenge I would participate in some 20 something years later which would only make my thighs bigger. Not sure at all. I am thinking, as I mentioned above, that a return trip is in order. Perhaps I will see if they still make overalls or shortalls or whatever the technical term is. I can braid my hair and everything and do one of those photo recreation thing-ys.. A girl can dream; as I so often do.

Because this post is about goats... Kind of.

What a Tangled Web We Weave...

In an effort to continue to illustrate the fact that "Paranormal Activity 6" is indeed happening at my apartment every night I must present these facts:

You may recall from my previous post that Justin has been randomly just sitting up in bed and staring forward into the mirror and/or darkness in the middle of the night. While the other night before we fell asleep I was jealous of his tucking-in skills because he essentially wraps himself up like a little sausage and stays in his cocoon all night long (except when he feels the need to be completely psychotic and do strange things in his sleep). I may just be too pompous to admit that I am exceeding jealous of this talent which he has somehow perfected; so I find that I heckle him about his cocoon erecting until he falls asleep every night.

I awoke in the middle of the night feeling like someone was staring at me. I rolled over and I saw this:
A really shitty photo in case you can't view the really shitty iPhone video I posted. It is supposed to be when Frodo gets wrapped up in Shelob's (the huge spider from LOTR) web.

Not really but that pretty much illustrates what I felt like. There was a perfectly molded white shade of blanket beneath which I hoped were the facial features of my boyfriend. His eyes appeared hollow as though someone had replaced Justin with the contents of some sort of sarcophagus. I was both terrified, and yet amused by the haunting display.

I attempted to slide out of bed to get my camera to capture the mummy/Shelob the spider from LOTR's dessert, who was there lying next to me. Alas, I am sad to report he rolled over upon my jolting the bed. I the proceeded to stay awake for about three hours chuckling maniacally into the darkness. And I claim he is the possessed one *insert evil laugh. Just kidding he totally is the possessed one and I am one hundred percent awesome.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Paranormal Activity 6

So my strange, middle of the night while asleep behavior has transferred to Justin. Two out of the last two nights I have caught him doing this weird thing in his sleep. He sits all the way up and stares forward for about a minute or so and then lays back down... Paranormal activity 6? I think so...

The way our bed is situated he would be looking directly into the bathroom mirror upon sitting up. Justin kinda likes to make sure that he looks okay from time to time. I thought perhaps it was some kind of new desire to make sure that he looked presentable in the middle of the night. After all you never know what can happen; a house fire, a robbery etc. He simply must be prepared to look debonair at all times.

My second hypothesis is that he is just possessed. This is probably the more likely option since his butt is so big that I think there are little aliens that live in it running the show with their diabolical plans to take over the world.

Justin suggested that I check to see if he has a reflection the next time that he gets up and does that, then we can at least eliminate the possibility of his being a vampire. I don't think that is the case though because he neither has a cape nor hangs upside-down from the ceiling (although he has the perfect big big toes for that). He also doesn't have that super weird glow to his skin that looks like he was dancing in glitter rain... you know like Edward Cullen.

I could go on for days about all of this really. I guess I am just happy that I am not the only one acting psychotic in their sleep. Speaking of psychotic I must be off to my biochemistry class. That being said I must also add the disclaimer that I typed this blog in less than five minutes so I apologize for any typos and/or scatter-brained topics. I think all of my blogs are scatter-brained however.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Interpretive Dancing into PA School and 7 steps to upload photos from your computer to your iPhone

I had a dream, well borderline nightmare really, this weekend. Essentially they changed the requirements to get into PA school. Instead of conducting an academic entrance interview they decided to have all of the applicants do an interpretive dance.

In my dream I swung around from these sheet-like hangings that were draped down from the ceiling.

This is me... Just kidding. Photo Credit: http://www.milliontalks.com/topic/1274-aerial-dance/
Apparently this technique is known as aerial ballet. Much to my true fashion, in my dream I came in like a wrecking ball and f***ed shiz up. It reminded me of Kevin James's performance in Zookeeper. I uploaded the YouTube video below... The 2:20 mark is right about where it resembles somewhat of what I was doing in my dream.


I awoke in the morning tangled up in the sheets in a frightful manner. I can only assume that I was actually interpretive dancing in the night. I really do need to look into installing cameras into my bedroom while I sleep. I am almost too afraid to find out what I actually do while in dreamland.

In other news a friend of mine recommended this "Groovebook" application. It only works for certain devices; iPad, iPhone, Android etc. You pick 100 photos from your phone and Groovebook sends you a photo album of your selected photos. They have perforated edges so you can either leave them in the book or pull them out. The app is free however there is a $2.99 monthly fee (so basically $2.99 per book including shipping). You can cancel at any time. You can even get your first book for free if you use the code MONAHAN43

There is a trick to this too. It only allows photos to be uploaded from your mobile device or iPad. So in order to get photos from my computer onto my iPhone I did the following;

1.) Put all the photos I wanted on my phone into a folder on my computer. 
2.) Plug iPhone into computer
3.) Click on the iPhone icon that comes up in iTunes.
4.) Click on the photos option along the top menu bar (while still under the iPhone icon)
5.) Click on the Sync photos option. Be sure that you check the option that says only the folders I select are to be uploaded
6.) Put a check in the box for your photos
7.) Scroll down and click sync

Done and Done

Here is the website: http://www.groovebook.com/

Friday, March 14, 2014

♪r♪But the "son" rolling high through the sapphire sky♫♪

Me: I forgot to tell you I almost got us a son today.

Justin: A sun?

Me: A son... I was leaving the co-op and this kid was behind me. He was asking me all the way to the car if he could have a sleep over. When I went to unlock my door I turned around and looked at him and said 'go ahead,' thinking that he belonged in the car parked next to me.

Justin: and...

Me: And he goes, "mom???" and then ran across the parking lot in the other direction. It was this close.

Anyway I got one of the ultimate editions of Harry Potter that I had ordered today. Speaking of watching movies a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.
Her status said watching "The Lion King"... simply brilliant


I think that is the epitome of art. Speaking of art I was eating falafel the other day and I sent Justin this photo because the shape I made in the mustard reminds me of Edvard Munch's "The Scream"


Spot on my friends... Spot on.

Photo Credit: Edvard Munch's wiki
PS In regards to the Lion King (and the title of this blog), call me daft but I did not realize the chanting at the beginning of the song actually was in a Zulu I thought it was just gibberish...

"The song in the beginning of Lion King is called Circle of Life. The beginning chant is: Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba [Here comes a lion, Father]. Sithi uhm ingonyama [Oh yes, it's a lion]. Nants ingonyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama Siyo Nqoba [We're going to conquer]. Ingonyama Ingonyama nengw' enamabala [A lion and a leopard come to this open place]."

credit: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-do-they-say-in-the-song-that-plays-when-simba-is-born-at-the-beginning-of-the-lion-king

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Fro-to Thursday

I am still alive. I have found myself in the two weeks directly preceding 'Spring Break,' also known as midterms. Naturally with my busy schedule the high concentration of tests crammed into the small period of time was unbeknownst to me until I looked at my planner on Monday. Nevertheless I am surviving.

I did some digging to come up with this fantastic photo. Or as I like to call it.. a FRO-to; in respect for my mom's Afro (not to be confused with Frodo Baggins I might add). One of these days I will have to try to find a photo of it when it was in its prime in the early 90s. It resembled that of Mushroom Man's head in Mario Brothers.


In honor of Throw back Thursday and taking the easy way out I present the above photo. This had to be circa 1989-ish. We were on the New Hampshire coast which we often visited. A blustery day indeed with sea water thick in the air. One of my favorite past times to this day is walking along the east coast in spots where weathered houses line the shore each of them muted in color owing to their constant exposure to salt water. Alas, I fear the moments that I get to do this nowadays are far and few between. Back then they were ubiquitous.

I am the one in the pink pants. I pretty much look exactly like that current day, a little taller perhaps. My sister is in the blue pants. Her hand gesture and facial expression remind me of Joe Pesci for some reason...

Anyway happy Thursday. If you are like me and finding yourself in the midst of midterms, just know that it is almost over. And for one of my best friends; HAPPY BIRTHDAY! March is a great month for birthdays. My sister above also was born in March. Here she is what she looks like now...
I kid, I kid... But seriously am I right or am I right about the striking resemblance? Photo Credit: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/15979