Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Resolution Time!

Greetings and many hugs to you! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I do this every year...put together some resolutions and then ditch them by February. This year........IT'S ON!!!

Leah's Resolutions for 2010:

1. To stick with my resolutions AT LEAST until my birthday.
2. Drink more water.
3. Stop drinking soda.
4. Eat less red meat.
5. Try yoga.
6. Brush up on my French.
7. Learn some Spanish.
8. Start dancing again.
9. Get my stuff out of storage in Utah.
10. Get a book published.

There you have it! Good luck to me and good luck to all of you!

Many loves,

Leah

Saturday, December 19, 2009

..............

Hello!

It's almost Christmas. Can you believe it? I can't. I've spent so much time concentrating on the day Katie and Becca get here...I feel like I missed half of December.
Last weekend I went to Little Rock to see the show that Becca is working on. I had fun wandering around Little Rock. They have this really cool place called The Old Mill. If you are ever there you should TOTALLY go check it out.
Side Note: The show was "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Let's just say...someone in the cast or crew renamed their production, "Joseph and the Gay Puerto Rican Explosion." I'm not saying it wasn't entertaining.....I'm just sayin'.........
I love history. I love it when towns and countries take care of their history so we can all go enjoy it. AND LEARN STUFF! What crazy face person doesn't want to learn stuff?
My parents will be here on Monday. YAY AND HOORAY! They will be here until Christmas morning...then they are off to Utah to see my brother's family. I wish I could go see my brother's family. And Memorie! And loads of other friends that are still in the Utah place. You know what else is in the Utah place? My storage. I should go get that.


Anyway..........HAPPY SATURDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. See? That was UnScrooge like thing to say. I'm trying.

Shakes

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Debbie Day!

Today is my sister's birthday. She is probably the best sister in the whole world. Don't worry! I will share her so she can be your best sister too!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Billy Idol Day!

Happy Birthday to Billy Idol!

Yes. I still love him. No. I'm not sure why. When I was twelve I planned our wedding. I was all excited because I didn't think people would have to dress up too much if they came to our wedding. He would be wearing leather.....so, other people could just wear jeans and tee shirts.....right? That was my thinking.
I still have a wedding idea planned that will prevent people from having to dress up. But, I'm not going to marry Billy Idol anymore. =)

Loves!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you know me.............you knew this was coming!!!

I am thankful for:

Jesus, family, friends, cheese, peanut butter, ice cream, House, Bones, Scrubs, comedy, my dad's jokes, making Tiffani laugh, writing with Katie, Katie and Becca moving to Dallas, going to Mexico, being able to take my family to Mexico, my job, Cathi and Philip, Maggie, cookies, St. Patrick's Day, learning, books, books, books, guys with great hair, people watching, not shopping, hulu.com, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Elliot Stabler, movies, my sister singing the happy song, being alive, comfortable pants, text messaging, John Keats, email, knowing that Vampires don't really sparkle, George Clooney, that feeling just after you brush your teeth, waking up in the morning to Disney music, having ringtones that make me laugh, Jeremy Northam, Ghosthunters, talking to people about travel, cheese, family, family, family, my nephew being excited to go to college, Gerard Butler, musicals being made into movies so we can hear random famous people sing, Memorie still being my friend after all these years, poetry, Glee, dancing, singing in my fake opera voice to random songs, Dr Pepper, grilled cheese sandwiches, hand sanitizer, Marty making me laugh, pirates, Facebook helping me find old friends.......and many many other things!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

50 Days

In 50 days I get to move into the apartment that will end all apartments. I'm still trying to think of a name that will help you understand how cool this place is going to be.
In 50 days Katie and Becca will be my roommates again. It has been far too long.

HOORAY FOR 50!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Katie!

I hope you enjoy being 31. I have to admit....it hasn't been my favorite. But, I bet it will suit you just fine! Also, I'm thinking my last few months of being 31 will be wonderful because you and Becca will be here in Dallas. HOORAY!
I'm glad you were born. Will you thank your parents for me?
Today I had eggs, sausage, country potatoes and fruit for my Katie Breakfast. I also went and got some coffee and made a wish for you over a ding dong. Don't worry! I made an awesome wish. If it comes true......you will like it......
Happy Birthday. You are loved and you are fabulous. Fabulous is always a nice thing to be, don't you think?

Leah

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

He is a great Mouse!

Hello! So...I'm the luckiest girl in the world (just so you know). I got to go to DisneyWorld and DisneyLand in the same year. It was my first time at DisneyWorld...which I'm sure you know cause I blogged about it like there was no tomorrow!
But, this was not my first time to Disneyland. In fact, when I was a kid, we went at least once a year. It was magic.
Have I mentioned I love Disney? Magic.
Halloween Time at DisneyLand is just about my favorite time of year. (It comes second to St. Patrick's Day) The Haunted Mansion becomes a playground for the "Nightmare Before Christmas" characters and THIS YEAR THEY CHANGED Space Mountain as well. I'm sorry to yell, but it was just about the coolest Space Mountain has ever been. It's really a shame they will change it back in November.
The other spectacular thing about this trip was that I reunited (and it feels so good) with a bunch of my very best friends from college.
These are my ladies:

I got there on Thursday and we ate dinner at Downtown Disney. It was a simple pretzel dog, but I just wanted to be down there to get into the atmosphere and start feeling the MAGIC!
Did I mention I love Disney?
We wandered through the stores and blah blah blah.....
Friday was showtime! And...more of our group arrived as well. We spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday wandering around the Magic Kingdom and California Adventure. I think we did Space Mountain at least three or four times.
I even sprained my ankle on Friday and spent the rest of the weekend limping around in glee. Nothing could stop me! Well...I did miss out on California Screamin' cause of my ankle. But, Becca and I sat on a bench and enjoyed watching all the people wander around. It was the annual Gay Days celebration and the Utah Education Association was there as well. So! There was plenty of people watching to be had...

I actually didn't see very many characters this year. But, the villains were out! That is another reason I like Halloween Time at Disneyland...The Evil Queen will be wandering around the park with Captain Hook...
My friend, Tiffani, got a great picture of Captain Hook. It really does look like he is talking to the Queen of Hearts about how useful his hook is...


Alice was everywhere! Probably because we are getting close to the new movie coming out. She was very polite.
I know that some people feel like there is more to do in DisneyWorld because it is bigger. But, I have to tell you...I have never been bored at DisneyLand. I have never felt like there wasn't enough to do! There is something about that park, small it may be, that is full of the childlike joy and excitement that Disney is constantly bringing into our lives.
I want to go back...who's with me?



Dear Rain...

Seriously? I mean...I understand we need moisture. But, are you mad at Dallas or something? Are you mad at fall?
Look...here's the thing: I like you rain. Back in the day I even loved you........but, this is getting super old and I am over it.
The past couple of days of sunshine have been wonderful. People were just getting comfortable and enjoying the change to fall! I mean...come on! FALL!

In other news...I'm going to Mexico next week with my brother. You will probably be there too, rain. But, I'm not mad about that. Rain at the beach is lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

In conclusion...rain....rain...go away.

Thank you,

Leah

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dear Fall...

You are one saucy minx. I am wearing long sleeves, but I don't have to. I still have on capris. You tease. I love you. I love how you play around with warm and cool weather and keep us all guessing. I wish I lived near the mountains so that I could watch the colors change. I love you. I am currently in a very serious relationship with TV...but, if it doesn't work out. I'll give you a call.

Love,

Leah

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hazard to Myself...

So...I haven't been feeling well AT ALL the past couple of days. I stayed home from work yesterday and sat around like a zombie. Sleeping, eating, sleeping, staring at the walls and TV and dogs....
Zombie day....
Anyway, so I decided I wanted some hard boiled eggs to put in the fridge for random protein snacks. I put them on the stove and then returned to my comfy chair to sit in my blanket...
I can't smell. You all know that...right? Yes. I can't smell.
So...my roommate called on her way home from work to check on me.......and I hear this really loud pop in the kitchen. I go to the kitchen and realize that I FORGOT THE EGGS ON THE STOVE. All the glass in the kitchen was fogged over, the water had all boiled away, and the eggs had been sitting with no water......and the shells were burned. I burned the egg shells.

Not being able to smell makes me a serious hazard to myself........................

=)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Answering Questions...

Hey!

Update...

My dad is good! He called me on Friday when he got home from the hospital and all is well. YAY!

Also, Katie and Becca will be moving to Texas in January. So, Becca will be a stage manager...and I will update my resume and just try to get my foot in the door.
I also stage manage, but with my work schedule I think that stage hand stuff makes more sense right now.
I still have a full black wardrobe...............so BRING IT ON!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

President Leah likes to PONDER

So....here are some of the things that have been on my mind the past week.

1. Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day
2. I love Talk Like a Pirate Day
3. Why is it still raining?
4. I miss having a puppy
5. I love reading. I just finished a book called "Blue Like Jazz." It was amazing. I can't stop thinking about it...the author is brilliant and honest.
6. I want to be more brilliant and more honest.
7. I miss my friends.
8. GLEE is funny. I'm so glad there is a TV show that makes me laugh out loud again.
9. PEANUT BUTTER
10. My dad is having surgery today. I'm worried about him. I've been worried all week. But, I have to trust in God...and trust my dad...stop living life afraid for everybody.
11. Sometimes I am the calmest person I know...sometimes I need to calm the eff DOWN!
12. Today I will start reading Dan Brown's new book. YAY!
13. I love Talk Like a Pirate Day
14. I know I mentioned peanut butter, but I don't know if writing it in all caps made you understand...I have been thinking about peanut butter a lot this week.
15. I shall end with this thought....
My boss went to a funeral last weekend and someone at the funeral said, "We all die, but we don't all live."
I've been thinking about that all week too. Do I live? I think I do...but, then I think about how much time I spend alone and I wonder how much living I can really be doing if I'm all by myself? Hmmmm...wonder wonder wonder. Ponder ponder ponder...
Maybe in January that will change. I'm so excited to have a Theatre community again. Theatre people make me feel alive!!! Viva la Theatre.............and viva PIRATES.

This ponder was brought to you by the LeahFederation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 14th

by Leah Wuergler

Fall into a great divide
torn apart in heart and mind.
Giving life.
Tasting death.
Holding on.
Holding on.
Clouded memories of possibilities.
Fall into a great divide
rent apart in love and lies.
See the sun, but feel the shade
and call to God for better days.
Holding on.
Holding on.
Blessed with all I need and more...
but, wishing...
hoping....
Holding on.
Holding on.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It Never Ends...

So....George Clooney has a new girlfriend. Alas....my dream man is spoken for again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Idea?

Maybe not.

I started reading the Harry Potter books again. I'm just at the end of "Goblet of Fire."
I loved the new movie. But, I think I loved it for the wrong reasons.
Let me back up! I did not start reading the books until the third movie came out. Katie went to see the movie and told me that is was a MUST that I read the novels. The third movie left out way too much information that she deemed important. I believed her and borrowed her books. I could NOT PUT THEM DOWN.
I will admit that when I waited in line at midnight to purchase the 7th book........but, I did not dress up. (Should have taken pictures though)
Anyway...the point is....I became a gigantic fan. The movies became fun because those kids are perfect casting. But.....perfect casting because of looks does not always make for good acting. (Not that I think they were ever bad actors. Just awkward. Awkward is the best way to describe it)

Why does it take me forever to get to a point? Sheesh. The reason I liked the new movie so much was because I finally believed those kids! They were on the money....I was sucked in and taken away! So, it didn't bother me that they skipped so much of the book.
But, because they skipped so much I decided I wanted to re read everything. (This is my third time reading them...and will not be my last)
So...............I'm wondering if it is the best idea now that I get closer to the sixth book. What if that will take away my love of the movie? Uh oh! Danger danger danger!

That is what I have been pondering. And now I have shared!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friends with October

Peeps! Guess what? The money gods were not good to me, but I took control of my own destiny! Yesterday I bought my airfare to go to Disneyland in October!!!
I am also going back to Cancun with my brother, Todd. We are going to the Grand Palladium at the end of the month.
So, I got my wish. July and August were full of lovely vacation time....and October will be too!

YAY!

Hugs and cheese

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two tickets to Paradise!

Pack your bags! Wait...I just unpacked. Good song though!
I went to Cancun with my sister in law Aug 6-9. It was amazing. I love Cancun and think it is amazing just about every time I go..............but, this time was different. This time was blissful and unreal.
We stayed at the El Dorado Maroma! It's an adults only all inclusive in the Riviera Maya. When you arrive they hand you a glass of champagne and welcome you to paradise. Let me tell you...let me say words to you and have you hear me! They aren't kidding around.
This was the most beautiful resort I have ever been to. As a travel agent I get to travel quite a bit...and I'm sure I will see many more wonderful things. But, I wonder if anything will ever compare to the El Dorado Maroma.
The beach was soft white sand, the water was clear and you could walk out so far! The Marina Maroma is next door...but, I'm surprised about how little noise you hear from the boats and jet skis.
Now, you all know I like food....................but, can I tell you how much I like gourmet food? PEOPLE! I even at seafood over the weekend. I had clams, lobster, something that was slightly crunchy, shrimp and Mahi Mahi! Now, will I be eating seafood again in the near future? NO. The slightly crunchy thing scared me, but the lobster was pretty good!
I will say that there were times I wished my brother could be there with my sister in law instead. The resort is so full of romance! But, there were also times when I wished I had a special someone to share it with as well.
The staff was amazing and attentive...I can't say enough about my trip. I can't say enough about how well we were treated and how much I want to go back tomorrow.
Get your tickets! If you get what you pay for.....then pay for paradise and travel without a care in the world! It's the only way to go!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Home is...

....where the heart is? Then I have not been home in years. My heart is with these people: (Note: My Mom, Dad and older brother are missing from this photo.)

My heart is with my family, my heart is with Disney, my heart is with my friends, and my heart is always on the road. I did not want to come back to Texas! Even though it was hot and muggy...it was magic for me.
Granted, I didn't like all of Disneyworld. I could have done without most of Animal Kingdom, I'm sad that Space Mountain was closed, I'm sad they didn't have the Indiana Jones ride....and I never found a churro. (Although, the cream cheese pretzel MORE than made up for the loss of a churro)
I'm actually hoping to get to Disneyland in October. I'm going to Cancun next week! I'm happier on the road. I love the adventure....but, my favorite part about being on the road is the learning.
I think that's why I spent so much of my life moving! New surroundings meant new people, new lessons, and maybe a new Leah. But, I didn't change....well, I guess growth is a change. But, I didn't change the way I set out to. I did learn though.
Oh....how I learned. But, I got sick of moving. The excitement of the new surroundings died after years of boxes, storage, buying and selling furniture, and job searching. Now I am in a place where I want to find a home off the road. Although, the need for new lessons and adventure will never leave me.
For now...my heart is on the road. And until I get to Cancun next week........I will pine for my adventures in Florida at the second happiest place on Earth.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 4: Magic Kingdom

It feels like coming home. Well, it felt like coming home. I discovered soon after entering that the park is set up a bit different than Disneyland....so, I got lost.
And! I didn't realize that this park doesn't have the Indiana Jones ride. AND WHY IS SPACE MOUNTAIN ALWAYS CLOSED?
But, I was so happy to be here. This is what I had been waiting for.....this is my place!
I know I said yesterday that I was going to get pictures with every character I saw.........well, I saw four. I did not get pictures with them. The rain made everyone run and hide.
I apologize, but the rain also made it hard to get the camera out and document!
I didn't really think much about the camera today anyway. Today was the first day I was in the park with my family! I came for family vacation...but, I did the other three parks by myself because I got here so early.
We all went on the Haunted Mansion together. The mansion itself is a really cool building. The ride is the same as California, but it did seem a bit longer to me.
Then we went to Pirates! I looooove the changes made to incorporate the movies. I haven't been on the ride since they made those changes. I think everybody liked it. (And I got a new Pirates shirt. Very important!)

Today I was enjoying the company of my peeps! My nieces and nephews seem to be growing out of the Disney excitement.......but, I think I had enough for all of us.

My dad shared some joy too! Look at my Pappy! He is the greatest. I love experiencing Disney with him because he has the same kind of love for Disney that I do.
Today was a good day. I really don't know what to say about it! I felt like a kid again. When I saw Captain Hook I did a little dance. But, he and Smee were quickly ushered away because of the rain. My sister got a good picture of Hook though.
My sister took this last picture. I love it. After the skies cleared the day was really beautiful.
Disney is magic. I'm not ready to go home tomorrow.
I'm ready to go to DisneyLAND! =)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day 3: Animal Kingdom

I wish I had a better picture of this tree. The Tree of Life was amazing. But, I am going to be totally honest with you...I wasn't a huge fan of The Animal Kingdom.
Now, I want to make it perfectly clear......I love Disney. I will be a fan until the day I die (and then after I die I will probably search Walt out see if he wants to be friends). But, I know for a fact that Disney doesn't always get it right. And for me...this wasn't a very magical day. This was a zoo.....and Goofy and Donald happened to be there.....
Now that I have the negative out of the way....let me tell you about what I did like! The Dinosaur ride was EXACTLY like the Indiana Jones ride. I dug it. DUG IT.

I got bored waiting in line for the "Finding Nemo the Musical" and I made this! Wait....that's not true. But, this was near the line that I was standing in.
The musical was amazing. I didn't like all the songs, but the show wasn't about the songs! The costuming and the staging were wonderful. Good times.



The highlight of the day is a picture of me! No.....the Everest Expedition was a really surprising roller coaster. I had so much fun on that. And! They have the single rider line. So, get off the ride and then jump right back into line.


You know.......this could be part of the reason my day wasn't that magical. It did this for most of the day. I should have had my dad take a picture when he picked me up. I was drenched.....you would have been jealous. The wet rat look is so in season.


I had a staring contest with him.........well, the whole crowd around me did. He was not pleased. Can you see that he is not pleased? But, he walked away first! So, I win.

Wouldn't you walk away first too? That is a stare! Grrrrrrr!
(This is not when I was in staring mode. I just wanted to document my feelings about the rain)
I have to admit that I feel bad that I didn't really like this park. But, seriously, it just felt like a trip to the zoo.
Although, now that I say that......I did see Baloo today! He is my favorite Disney character and I have not seen him for YEARS! He was retired from the park in The Land long ago and I have missed him. (You may have been embarrassed to be in my presence when I saw him today) But, I got in line and the lady told me he wasn't seeing anymore people cause he had to get ready for the parade! Boo!
Anyway, tomorrow is family picture and MAGIC KINGDOM DAY! You can't even begin to fathom how excited I am. You just can't. I've already warned my nephew that we will be standing in line to take my picture with just about everyone we see......he laughed. I think he thought I was joking. Poor guy.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 2: Hollywood Studios

I could live here. I could set up a tent in the middle of the park and live inside Hollywood Studios! This was amazing....and just for Cathi....today was AWESOME!
I started out on the Tower of Terror...........because I wanted to judge it. I wanted to compare it to the one at Disneyland and pine away for my homeland. I will admit that there are things about the original Tower that are pretty cool........but, the jury is in folks! California rules.

You want to have a strange experience? Watch the the stage shows! The "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Little Mermaid" shows were sort of like speed reading. They went right from...he's growling! They're in love! LET'S KILL THE BEAST! Hee hee.


This may have been my favorite part of the park. They give you a history of how the movies are drawn and developed, then show you some art from the upcoming Disney movie, and then you get to create your own art! You can even go to a Disney drawing class. (The upcoming movie "The Princess and the Frog" is the first movie in years that has been hand drawn. If I wasn't excited enough before........)

Why....hello, San Fransisco! Fancy meeting you here!

I love this Mouse. I don't care what anybody says. Mickey has always been a big part of my life. My dad worked for Disney........in fact! I found out yesterday that my dad was one of the original employees here at DisneyWorld when the park opened.
Both parks are in my blood!

Well, I did a lot of wandering today. This is the Indiana Jones Stunt Show. Ummm...I have to admit something to you....I was the rude girl having a text conversation during the show. I'm so bad! I know-please forgive me. (My boss needed my password for my work email....and then I had to update her on all my fun!)
I had dinner in a Sci-Fi Diner. It was so cool! It was set up like a 50's drive-in and the tables were all the old cars! We watched trailers for old movies like, "Catwomen from the Moon" and "Men from the Flying Saucers." Good times.
I noticed that the waiters were wearing shirts and dresses printed with the Star Trek symbol. I made some mention about it and my waiter asked me if I spoke Clingon............"Ummmm. No." I don't even know if I spelled it right! Nerd friends....did I spell it right?
My day ended with The American Idol Experience. That was pretty cool. I'm not the best singer....but, one girl performed "Part of Your World" during the finale....oh my goodness. When I'm in a good mood ask me to do my impression of her.
I had so much fun today. I love this place. Walt Disney really did create a world of magic. I feel blessed to have had him in my life.
(Insert cheesey music here)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 1: Epcot!

I'm here! My parents arrived yesterday and by Sunday we will all be here. So, you will have to forgive my personal photo taking for the next couple of days. =)
Before I tell you about Epcot...you have GOT to see the before and after of my hair. My dad dropped me off and by the time he came back to fetch me....humidity had done some work on me. Enjoy!






Ha! I guess it doesn't matter what I do with my hair all weekend. Florida will take care of my curls. I hope I can tame them for the family photo! Sheesh!
Anyway, I loooooooved Epcot! I almost threw up on a mission to Mars. But, most of you know how I feel about Outer Space. So, it shouldn't surprise you that I couldn't keep my cool (even on a simulation!)
After Mars made me ill...I decided to go back in time and hang out with dinosaurs and learn about how energy has evolved. (At least I think that is what I learned. I was still having "I'M IN DISNEYWORLD" flutters.)



Then......I walked around the world! Man, do my feet hurt. (That may be an old joke, but it's the truth!)
I went on a Sea Journey through Norway, learned about French art, watched some amazing women play the drums in China, and talked to an English guy about tea.
Mostly I just wandered. Man...I was on a mission to find my roommate a gift. She loves Paris...so, naturally, I went to Paris. But, I knew what I wanted to get her before I walked through the door and couldn't find it. Sad face.
So, I went to ask for help....like ya do....and the employees all turned out to be French. You know what? I should have brought video with me. You would really have loved watching me try to ask Disney questions in French. We didn't go over Disney topics in high school or college. Popcorn worthy.











My dad took me on a tour to see some of the hotels in the area. The Wilderness Lodge was my favorite! I have some clients staying there soon...now I'm double excited for them!


We had dinner in Downtown Disney at a Cuban place called Bongos. Mmmmmmm! So tasty.






Today was a really great day! I'm so excited to be here and share my trip with my friends and my clients. Although, I have to tell you the truth............so far, Disneyland is still the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH! Disneyworld comes in second.
But, tomorrow I am off to Hollywood Studios. We shall see how I feel after a ride on the original Tower of Terror!
Loves and CHEESE!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Blog Envy

My good friend (and dear to my heart human being), Katie, has recently joined the world of blogging.
I have to admit that I have blog envy. She has only written two so far...but, they have been so wonderful and full of thought, emotion, and a touch of drama.
I want my blogs to be long and flowing and lovely! I have poetry issues. I write everything with the idea that it will be short and to the point. I miss out on the richness and beauty the words take on when you take the time to tell STORIES! Instead of just sharing random thoughts...although....you know I love to share random thoughts.
Now, don't get me wrong! I'm not ashamed of my short blogs that talk about soup and the joy of ice cream. Those are important subjects. But, I think I'm going to try very hard to have discussions with my blog. To really draw out words and meanings and life.......when I grow up I want to blog like Katie.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Okay...

So, I'm eating breakfast this morning and walking back to the kitchen. Totally normal morning activity.
Now, once a week the people across the street have a group of guys come to take care of their lawn...also a totally normal activity.
Well, this morning, I am walking back to the kitchen and I notice the men have arrived. They are spreading out over the lawn with various tools in a regular "yard work" type fashion.
..............then I see the guy with the lawnmower...................he is wearing an old school diving helmet. ??????? He just has the helmet on. And a shirt and some jeans.
It's times like these that I sure wish I had a camera.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mmmmmmmmm

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day BECAUSE.......if you don't eat breakfast you are missing out on some of the tastiest foods this planet has to offer.
I'm just sayin'.
Have a bowl of cereal...or some eggs and toast....do it. Love it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Like a Cat on FIRE!

So...I'm a bit angry today. I am mad like a cat on fire. I guess I am also a bit sad like a cat of fire would be. Cause I like my fur...........and would love for it to stop burning.
The reason for my anger is this: I have this "friend" that has decided to lose contact with the majority of his "friends." When I was finally able to get a hold of him he told me that he had to put "bad influences" behind him and start anew.
Well, isn't that just fine and dandy? Which bad influences? Who? All of us?
The conversation went on...and got more annoying. But, I will leave that for another day.
Man...it must be nice to blame all of your problems on other people. In fact, I have been thinking today about the things in my life that I can blame on other people. Here is a list for you -
I like theatre. My dad's fault.
I like cheese. Milk's fault.
I loooooove pirates. Captain Hook, Johnny Depp and Tiffani's fault.
I love movies. Dad's fault.
I live inside books. Writer's fault.
I hate it when people touch my laundry. Dorm laundry room fault.
I like George Clooney. I'm actually not sure who's fault that is.......God?
I keep my room VERY organized. Mom's fault.


Anyway.................the point is...................I can blame a LOT of things on a lot of people. But, it all comes down to this: The fact that I sin EVERYDAY is MY FAULT. I can't lay that blame at the feet of others.
It drives me crazy that this "friend" has left us behind because he has decided not to take responsibility for his own life. GAH!
I do love and miss him. But, maybe I don't need a friend like that.
I don't know. I just wanted to get that out so I can get back to work...and as Tiffani said, "put that kitty fire out."

Loves.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WHAT?

I can't believe this year is already half over. Don't get me wrong...I'm super excited for July, August, and October (if the money gods are good to me)...but, it blows my mind that 2009 has almost passed us by.
I think January of 2010 is going to bring amazing things! Now, I say that with my "glass-half-full" face on...and I intend to keep that face on! The "glass-half-empty" face has spent waaaaaay too much time on my grill this year.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Jackson.

Michael Jackson changed music...and the way some people feel about music. It is a very sad thing to lose him.
But, I am more sad that people are being so cruel! The man died. Have some respect. I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore.....but, I hope when I die people remember good things about me.
I also pray that his children keep good memories despite all the horrible things people are saying about their father.
I have good memories of Michael Jackson. I understand that the past years have been very strange and full of rumors and accusations for him. But, we weren't there...we can't know what happened. I hope and pray that it isn't true. But, since I have no idea...I want to remember him for the music.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rum All Around!

I don't really have rum...sorry. I've been playing a Pirate game on Facebook and it has me in the spirit!
Well, to be honest, I'm always in a Pirate spirit....

Anyway! I had so much fun with Shannon and Kylie. I wish everyone could come visit me! I wish I could go visit everyone! I'm hoping that Shannon and Kasha can come to the Women of Faith Conference in August.

But, until that joyful event happens.......these are the things I'm looking forward to this summer:

June 19th - I have floor seats for the Dane Cook show!
July 24th - DisneyWORLD with the family. It will be the first time we are all in the same place since Thanksgiving of 2004.
August 6 - Cancun with Carolina! Last August I went to Puerto Vallarta with my sister, Debbie. This August my sister-in-law, Carolina, is coming from Utah to go with me to the Riviera Maya area of Cancun. YAY!

I'm hoping that other things come up. I want to go to Little Rock and see a friend perform, I want to finally go to New Orleans, and I would love to go to Utah to see family peeps and friend peeps....and check on my stuff in storage.

WOOT!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Good Times!

I'm excited cause Shannon will be here on Friday! My good GOOD friend, Shannon, will be here for a whole week. 
Granted, she is here for work.....but that doesn't mean we won't get some hang out time - in order to have some GOOD TIMES!
I do wish I lived closer to all of my special peeps. But, at this point that would mean that I would have to live in Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Cedar City, Vienna, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks....and various other places. If I could live in that many places at once...I would probably also be wearing a cape and solving crimes.
Alas, I miss all of you! I hope to see you soon....

LOVES!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Been away for a bit...

This doesn't happen very often. But, lately I'm lost in my thoughts....and I don't know what to talk about in my blog.
This pig flu thing has really changed my job. People are afraid to go to Mexico! Mexico is a beautiful and wonderful country that has been getting a really bad rap lately. Bad stuff happens ALL OVER THE WORLD! There are drugs being sold down the street from me...there is illness and death all over this planet.
I don't know what to say. I'm angry and I'm frustrated. Beautiful hotels are shutting down in Mexico. Perfectly wonderful people are losing their jobs because we are afraid of getting sick. Yes, I understand that the last time this flu happened A LOT of people died. But, did we have the science and technology then to fight the illness? No. 
I'm sorry I haven't been keeping everyone up to date. But, my life has been full of pig flu. Cancels, changes, yelling, questions, issues and more issues.........
I will try to get back to blogging! I love me some blogging. 

Cookies for everyone!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Alive

So...I lived to see 31. I have been freaking out about this birthday. But, I woke up yesterday and was pleased to discover that I don't feel any different.
I was afraid for a lot of reasons. But, I wonder if the main reason was that I was afraid that this was the year I would start feeling......old.....adult......boring? I don't know. 
But, thank the Lord above: I'm still young.....ridiculous.....and only slightly boring. I feel great. 

So! Bring it on world. I've got some string cheese and Rolos. I'm ready.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Around the Corner...

Happy Easter!

Guess what? I have not had ONE Cadbury Egg. I haven't had sugar for the past two weeks. I don't know how much longer that will last because I miss DARK CHOCOLATE.
Despite my non sugar issues...I am still excited about Easter. It is probably my third favorite holiday. I'm going over to my sister's house after I get out of church. There will be no egg hunt this year. I KNOW! I'm 30 and I should be more mature and junk....but, I love the egg hunt!

I hope you and your dear ones have a great day!

Thanksgiving is the day that we say what we are thankful for, but I feel like Easter should be that kind of day too. It seems that the nature of the holiday...and the reason behind the holiday...is one big celebration of thankfulness anyway.

Am I rambling?

Anyway...I'm thankful for YOU!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pappy Time

Tomorrow is my dad's birthday. He is possibly the coolest person ever. Don't try to deny it! If you've met my dad...you have met coolness and you know it!
Okay, I may be a touch biased. But, he is pretty cool! I mean...everything I love, everything I am...it's all because of him. I love acting because I saw him acting, I love reading because he talked about the importance of books, I love movies because he watched them with me.....and so on and so forth!
So, the long and the short of it is: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAPPY! Love you!

Monday, March 23, 2009

You Know What I Like?

Soup. I like lots of other stuff too....but, today I am a super big fan of soup. I had some creamy chicken and wild rice soup for lunch. TASTY!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

BLARG!

I may be going insane. I'm not sure yet.....but, it may have happened earlier today.
I don't know if you remember (you few wonderful people that actually read my blog) a while ago when I sat at work screaming in my head.....
Well, today I was screaming, swearing, crying and doing back flips in my head. Not happy back flips....not "I just won a gold medal" back flips.....I was doing "I will key your car if you keep talking to me" back flips.
People amaze me. Sometimes people amaze me in a good way.....today I have been amazed in a BAD way.
I titled this blog "Blarg" because today I felt more like a pirate than I have in a long time. It feels like time to bring out the cannons!
I feel much better now. I love venting.

Also, last night...........very late............I gave in and joined Twitter. I joined to try and win backstage passes to a concert thing I'm going to in June. So, after that contest is over I may delete the account. But, until then: www.twitter.com/leahfederation

Laters!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Favorite Day!

Hello Peoples!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today is my favorite holiday. Always has been. I'm all decked out in my green....and you should be too.
Tonight I am going with my roommate to the Improv in Addison, TX. I am going to see one of my favorite comedians. I'm SUPER excited.

I hope you all have a great day and enjoy some green...I had my corned beef and cabbage earlier this week, but if I can find more later today I will sure eat it!

Love and hugs...............and SHAMROCKS!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

well......

I spent most of the evening (after American Idol and Ghosthunters) trying to figure out how to use iMovie. 
I think I did a pretty good job for my first time........let me know what you think!



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Back in 'D'

So, I got back to Dallas on Monday night. I had SO MUCH fun with Kasha. I am working on getting the pictures up and I have some video I need to put together.

Coming soon to a blog and Facebook page near you..............

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Virginia/Maryland!

Tomorrow I am off to Virginia and Maryland until Tuesday! I am going with Kasha to the McLean Bible Women's Conference. I'm so excited!

We almost didn't get in, but today...TOTALLY last minute...we found out that we GOT IN!!!

I've been counting down to this since the first week of December. I'm so excited. I went with Kasha and Shannon two years ago. It was our reunion tour after not seeing each other for about 10 years.

IT WILL BE GREAT!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Almost...

I'm almost totally moved in! On Saturday morning I will have one more load and then I will live in my new house!
I'm so excited.
Also, I just ate a piece of chocolate cake that may be the reason I go into insulin shock later today. I'm just warning you...it was a LOT of chocolate on top of chocolate.

=)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Woooooooooooooooooooooot!

I found a place to live! I am moving to Richardson, Texas on March 1st. I'm going to be about 20 minutes from my sister....and maybe 25-35 minutes from Dallas.
I'm excited! I will totally be blogging about my new roommate, her funny dogs, and our many future adventures..............
Terrah, my co-worker, suggested the place and I feel SO blessed that everything finally came together.
I'll blog more about it later.........but, all is well in Leah Land!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Life of Leah: A Movie Soundtrack

This was one I hadn't seen before.

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
Here's how it works....
1. Open your library (iTunes, Media Player, IPod, etc.)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For the first question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button twice.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...just type it in.

Leah's Life In Music: --------------------------------

-- Opening Credits:
Title: What if Feels Like For a Girl
Artist: Madonna
Thoughts: ooooooooooo! My movie is going to be a quirky chick flick. Or a date movie.
-- Waking Up:
Title: Centerfold
Artist: J. Geils Band
Thoughts: quirky. date movie.
-- First Day at School:
Title: Destruction of the Agora
Artist: Alan Menken “Hercules”
Thoughts: so….Disney movie…..or I get sued by Disney. Either way….it’s not going to be a good first day at school.
-- Falling In Love:
Title: A Question of Lust
Artist: Depeche Mode
Thoughts: I see. “Be gentle with me…I’d never willingly do you harm….”
-- Losing Virginity:
Title: Catch Hell Blues
Artist: The White Stripes
Thoughts: NICE!
-- Fight Song:
Title: I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
Artist: Meatloaf
Thoughts: What kind of fight am I having? Yes. I listen to Meatloaf. I love him. Deal with it.
-- Prom:
Title: Told You So
Artist: Barenaked Ladies
Thoughts: You know what? My prom is going to go bad….someone will probably cry and we won’t have a dance sequence!
-- Life:
Title: Don’t Leave Me Now
Artist: Pink Floyd
Thoughts: see? There will be NO dance sequence. I need a new director.
-- Mental Breakdown:
Title: America
Artist: Simon and Garfunkel
Thoughts: yes. I can have a mental breakdown to this song. I like my new director.
-- Driving:
Title: Intermission
Artist: Panic at the Disco
Thoughts: Okay. I can roll with it.
-- Flashback:
Title: Smurf Techno
Artist: No Idea
Thoughts: FANTASTIC! I will get my dance sequence!
-- Getting Back Together:
Title: I Can’t Do it Alone (Reprise)
Artist: “Chicago”
Thoughts: ……..it says it all.
-- Wedding:
Title: Together
Artist: The Raconteurs
Thoughts: SHUT UP! I love this song. “You gotta learn to give and wait your turn.” Maybe I still don’t have that great of a love life…..but, it’s a QUIRKY film.
-- Birth of a Child:
Title: Decode
Artist: Paramore
Thoughts: Vampire baby? Uh oh. Director?
-- Final Battle:
Title: Stay (Wasting Time)
Artist: The Dave Matthews Band
Thoughts: What? No. What kind of battle is this? Food fight? Nope. Finger paint battle that ends with a big make out scene? Fine.
-- Death Scene:
Title: Come Undone
Artist: Robbie Williams
Thoughts: Huh. I die a whore and a saint. Interesting. “I’m not scared of dying, I just don’t want to….” 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 Random Things...

I just posted this on Facebook.....I decided to put it up here as well. (Cause some of my silly friends aren't on Facebook yet!)

1.For the past month I wake up every morning with “Jack and Diane” stuck in my head.
2.When I really like a book I will read it over and over again. If I still like it the second time I will cast it as a movie before I read it the third time. George Clooney, Angelica Houston, Gerard Butler and myself are always in the cast. (Before Gerard Butler became famous it was Christian Slater…sorry Christian)
3.I have an idea for a movie. I want Dane Cook to help me write the script. Ben Stiller would need to be the director to help me pull it off the way I see it in my head.
4.I miss my cat, Smee, everyday.
5.Once a day I sing the alphabet in French in my head.
6.Once a day I sing the books of the New Testament in my head to see if I can remember the order.
7.I just did #6…..and I’m about to do it again just for kicks
8.Occasionally, when left alone with a pair of scissors, I decide it would be a great idea to give myself a haircut. I only did it once last year, and I’m going to try my hardest never to do it again. Cause…it never is a good idea.
9.I want to hug and kiss the person that invented reading and writing.
10.My pirate name, Captain Shakes McGee, comes from a combination of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe’s names. One day I was trying to decide…”if I ever have twin boys and named them Shakespeare and Marlowe….what would the nicknames be?” I decided Shakes and McGee…then I liked it so much that I decided I was going to keep it. Besides, I don’t really know if I could be that cruel to children.
11.I have to have nicknames for everybody. If we are friends….I have a nickname for you. Even if you have never heard it…I love nicknames. They make me super happy.
12.The reason I call everyone “Katie Face” or “Something Face” is because for years my brother, Michael, referred to me as “Leah Head.” Then he switched to “Leah Face” and I thought that sounded much better. Then I stole it.
13.I don’t understand people that don’t like chocolate.
14.I REALLY don’t understand people that don’t like hugs.
15.I hate it when people interrupt my daydreaming.
16.I can’t stand the thought of someone touching my laundry. I don’t know why. Just get away from my laundry!
17.I believe in ghosts.
18.I really thought that by the time I was 30 I would have written my first novel. Now, I am almost 31 and I have written half of one novel, half a play, half a movie and 1/3 of another novel.
19.I guess that is why I stick to poetry. It’s easier to finish poetry. =)
20.I want to be an English teacher. But, I will be the English teacher you hate. My homework will be so random! It’s going to be fantastic!
21.Sometimes I tell strangers my name is Katie. In 1998 I went to New York with the Theatre and Dance Dept at Dixie College. Our big group split into some little groups and we were wandering around Times Square. Well, our group stopped near MTV Studios cause some of the girls wanted to get their chalk picture drawn. So, I’m standing there…and a homeless guy walks up to me. This was our conversation:
Him: What’s your name?
Me: Katie
Him: (by the way…he was holding a brown bag and he was drunk and smelly) Do you have a man to take care of you, Katie?
Me: What?
Him: You are beautiful. Beautiful girls need men to take care of them.
Me: Okay.
(And then he leaned in! I pulled back and turned my head and he planted a kiss on my cheek! At this point one of the teachers came over to my rescue)
Boyd: Can I help you?
Homeless: Are you Katie’s man?
Boyd: Katie?
(I nodded….homeless guy nodded)
Boyd: Yes. Yes I am.
Homeless: You take care of her! Take care of the beautiful lady.
Boyd: Okay. Thank you.
………….and homeless guy walked away. Ah, New York.
22.I can’t smell because of a head injury I had in May of 1998. Just a month after that New York trip!
23.I miss acting.
24.I am in the mood for ice cream right now.
25.My dream job would be to help Angelina Jolie save the world. And after I start working for her….I think we should wear capes and have superhero names. Superhero names coming soon….

Mmmmmm!

So, I was talking to Memorie earlier..........and it was good! We really need to talk more often, my friend!
I miss you like milk misses the fridge!
Anyway, something came up in our conversation that Memorie and I TOTALLY agree on...and it needs to be documented.
Snickers Ice Cream Bars are WAAAAAAAAAAY better than Snickers Candy Bars.
The End.
Peoples: if you have never partaken of the goodness of the Snickers Ice Cream Bar...I urge you to change your ways. Go out and buy one! I don't care how cold it is outside. PARTAKE!
And when you are done-Have a pleasant afternoon of Tuesday goodness.

Word.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

so far.....

SO GOOD! It is Wednesday and I have done no inner screaming. I have done some inner swearing and inner hysterical laughing...let's be honest though....what kind of day is it if I haven't gone a little bit crazy?
Tonight we are having a staff meeting that I am really excited about. We are going to a place called Jasper's and the food is FROM HEAVEN!
I don't know what kind of food you thought was in heaven, but you were probably right. Unless you thought beets or mushrooms were in heaven. Then you are dead, dead wrong. Also, there is no seafood in heaven. But, the point is: the food from Jasper's is also in heaven.
So! We are closing at 5 today to go have a meeting and some dinner from heaven. The Maytag Blue Cheese Potato Chips are an amazing way to start a meal. In a perfect world...where there was no fat....all meals would be started with those chips.
Anywhoooo! Have a wonderful Wednesday peoples!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bad Friday

BAD! Naughty Friday!
So, last week was not the coolest week I have ever had. I was pretty stressed at work...and then Friday came. Friday was like a day of death. I felt like I couldn't get anything done...and the atmosphere in the office was thick and strange. Like stress was trying to eat some of us!
Anyway...I spent most of Friday sitting around screaming inside my head. It was not cool. On the way home I sang Metallica songs to make myself feel better. (Nothing like finally screaming out loud when you've done so much silent screaming)
It was nice to have a weekend of almost nothing to do. I went to church on Sunday and I had a LifeGroup thing on Sunday night. I don't think I really did anything other than that.....it was the PERFECT way to calm down after bad, naughty Friday. I am determined to make everyday this week a non scream day. No silent scream, no regular scream...... ALL GOOD WEEK! Let's go!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For the hurting and the lonely
lay your head down here.
Knowing how pain feels and how
the aching never ends....
lay your head down here.
You will not be alone in these arms.

So why do they all turn away.....

That has been stuck in my head all day. I don't know what it is...if it will be a poem, or a story idea....but, I had to get it out!

Friday, January 9, 2009

NO!

I've probably been on some sort of "diet" since I was fourteen years old. You know...trying to eat right, trying to keep my food intake down (which I fail at all the time. My stomach is the never ending story), and all that sort of regular mish mosh that girls go through.
Well, now I'm a 30 year old pretend adult. I say pretend because...well, if you know me, it's true. In the last year I have finally started figuring out how to keep my weight under control! (I lost 50 pounds last year and then gained back ten during Turkey Day and Christmas)
I have finally figured out what I need to do....and it is hard and lame....but, I want to live long enough to date George Clooney. =)
Anyway, point is...I walked into the grocery store yesterday and had a major epiphany. The store has stocked the EASTER CANDY! CADBURY CREAM EGGS ARE IN THE WORLD AGAIN!
And this made me realize.....between Thanksgiving and Easter there should be NO SUCH THING as dieting! How can people in their right mind ignore the goodness of stuffing, mash potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, stocking stuffer candy, pecan pie...AND CADBURY CREAM EGGS???????!!!!!!!!??????
Between my birthday and Thanksgiving...the world is golden. There is nothing but barbecues going on...not much to worry about in the carb department. Unless I have ice cream problems (which has been known to happen).
I tell you people! The day after Easter I can shut off most of my food temptations. I think we should move Thanksgiving to the middle of the summer to break up the food holidays! Piisssshhhhha with history! This is for our health!
Anyway....I am ranting. I want 37 Cadbury Cream Eggs right this moment. It is a bad thing.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome....to 2009!

So...another year gone....and what have we learned?
Everything really is bigger in Texas. It is not comfortable to sleep with a fat cat sitting on your chest. Cancun is wonderful and beautiful. God is an artist. Some friends make the world go round!
What else..... work isn't always "work" and playtime is NOT always fun, but maaaaaan would I like more of it! Money is lame. Food is good. I should eat less food. I still love cheese more than most things on the planet. Reading is the best way to pass the time.....I didn't learn that last year (that has always been true for me). TV is not my friend, but I sure love to spend time with that stupid box. =)
The world needs more people like Zach Braff. Life is better because he is funny! Life is better because Hugh Laurie is Dr. House! See? I love TV...friend or foe.
I learned mucho about myself last year. Most important! I learned that turning 30 was not bad at all. I quite like being 30! Here's hoping I like turning 31.........
Now that we have reached the New Year...and I have lived through most of the first day.....here are the things I'm hoping happen in 2009:
That I enjoy turning 31
Be a more healthy person...without giving up cheese
Learn to trust in God more
Learn to trust myself more
Talk to that boy.......he is super cute.....I should talk to him
Figure out what is so great about a cruise
Always look on the bright side of life...do do...do do do do
Listen to some new music (I don't want to give up my music! I love it! I just want to find new stuff)
Find someone to cut my hair that understands what I want done with my hair!
Be happy
Be healthy
Be me....and make no apologies for it!

Anyway! There are tons of other things I learned last year............and a bunch more things I hope happen in the New Year, but I just wanted to share a bit with my peeps.

I love you peeps!