Saturday, April 30, 2011

Over The Hill

That title is clever. Read and see why.

I was so uncontrollably excited to go to Vegas to see Lauryn Hill in concert in two week with Bethany...alas...I'm glad I read the reviews people have posted on ticket master. Apparently people, like long time fans, have been walking out of her shows cause the concerts are terrible. Three hundred reviews and almost all of them say the same thing no matter when or where she's performed.

"The show starts at 7pm and she doesn't get on stage til 11:45pm."
"They don't do sound checks and everything sounds horrible."
"She only sings for a half hour."
"The band was too loud and all the songs were totally unrecognizable."
"She sings in double time so everything is smashed together and rushed."
"Stay home and listen to the CD, you'll be happier."

I would risk the sixty bucks if she was in town...but not going to drive all the way to Vegas. Maybe when she pulls it together a little and she puts on a concert in the town I already reside in. Still makes me so, so sad though.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Art, By Carah

And on the 7th day Carah created a pencil holder.




Color Me Mine? Ok, I shall.

Monday, April 25, 2011

California Dreamin

I figure it's probably about time I write a blog about how I'm moving to California n' all. It is coming up pretty quickly. I don't want you to feel left out.

Aaron and I have always known we would move to LA at some point. He is totally talented enough. Everyone looks for a "foot in the door" into Hollywood and Aaron is lucky enough to have found his.

We're leaving the last week of May. We'll probably be gone a year. Or a year and three months. Or forever. Basically as long as I have a job nannying, Aaron is getting work doing comedy, things are steadily progressing, etc. California will be never ending fun. I look forward to laying on the beach, riding my bike in the sunshine, and becoming unrecognizably tan and gorgeous.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Where's Vizzini?

I love babies. Cute babies. This baby.



Meet Koen.

I just watched him for a few hours tonight. His mom and dad visit/home teach me in the ward. He is my new favorite baby.



I must have a knack for matching babies with celebrities because from the first ten seconds I met him I said, "Vizzini! He looks like Vizzini!"





The evidence is conclusive.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Terrrrrrible Twos

I swear I'll never have two year olds. I am just going to adopt all my kids starting at age three. I babysit in the morning for a one year old boy, Michael, and two year old girl, Nicole. Two year olds are just like babies but slightly older so they can run faster, scream louder, spit their food farther, take bigger craps in their diapers, climb higher to destroy more, talk back, give opinions, hit and kick you harder, and have the skills to do mischievous things and know better so they can hide the evidence from you. All of which happens on a daily basis when I babysit Nicole. Break down crying? Yeah, today I did. A person can only take so much screaming (I'm talking 'bout ear deafening sccccreaming) before a mental break down is at hand.

Nicole still isn't potty trained but she has perfect speech. There is nothing like a kid that can walk up and say, "I need to poop." Stand right there and poop, completely aware of their bodily functions, then go get a new diaper and wipes, lay down, then when they're done being changed say, "Thank you Carah!" with perfect diction and pronunciations. Let's learn some new words, shall we? Like toilet.

Moral of the story: I'm never giving birth to an infant that is prone to developing into a two year old.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Joyful Joyful

Lauryn we adore thee.




Life is full of tough choices. When I looked at Lauryn Hill's tour schedule yesterday and noticed that she is coming to Las Vegas on May 13th it was obvious that the choice was extremely easy.

You see, it's like this: If I could meet anyone (and I mean anyone), go to any concert, or listen to anyone it would be Lauryn Hill.

I was talking to my sister Beth while sitting on the couch next to Aaron last night when I told her that we are driving down and doing this when Aaron interjected his disapproval. Sorry Aaron. Like I could even begin to explain in this blog post, let alone to my husband (a man) how much Lauryn Hill means to me. How much my life would be complete. For serious. I will just die after this concert because my life will have peaked. It will be all downhill after that. Unless I have another Lauryn Hill concert to look forward to.

The concert is the day Bethany quits her job so she can move to Denver for the summer. As well as a week before I move to Santa Monica forever. Sisters trip to Vegas to see Lauryn Hill for one last party.

However, as much as it pains me to even say this...Lauryn Hill was in Park City during Sundance and did a free concert. Thanks for nothing lauryn-hill.com newsletter! What's the point in living?! I might as well DIE!

Anyway, enjoy this video. I will be in the front row and it will be the happiest day of my life.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Color Blind Much?!

Online shopping can be nothing but trouble. Like when you want to buy a turquoise tankini at delias.com and the people working there have to be color blind.

Exhibit A.




Exhibit B.



BY WHAT STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION IS THIS THE SAME COLOR?!

It is blue. It is so very, very blue. My wrath shall soon be unleashed...as soon as their customer service opens Monday through Friday, 8am to 12pm standard eastern time.