Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GLEE Season 2 spoilers

Who's ready for some SEASON 2 GLEE SPOILERS?!?!?

First off, new actors signed on for the season:

* John Stamos (Uncle Jesse!) will be playing Emma's new dentist boyfriend.

* Is Ken Tanaka not coming back to William McKinley High as the football coach? I ask because I just read an article that said there is a new coach: a FEMALE football coach. Her real name is Dot Jones but I don't know what name she'll be given for the show.

* Chord Overstreet will also be joining the cast of Glee for its second season. "He will play a recurring role as the character Sam, who is 'a high-school athelete starts off as Finn’s protégé but becomes his competition.'"

* International singing star, Charice, will play a “foreign exchange student whose killer vocals get Rachel (Lea Michele) contemplating murder.”

* If any of you are a fan of Broadway or 30 Rock, you will love this next piece of news. Cheyenne Jackson is joining GLEE as the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline. "Jackson's character succeeds Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel), who left behind the world of competitive glee clubs to start a family after adopting Quinn and Puck's baby in the season finale."

* Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are both coming back! Probably just for an episode, though.

Okay, now other fun spoiler news:

* Season 2, Episode 1 is titled "Audition". The first half of the premiere episode will be catching up with everyone and what they did on their summer vacation. Ryan Murphy (creator) plans on starting the gang at "ground zero," as he calls it. "They start the year as bigger losers than they were last year because of their very public third-place finish."

* Episode 2 is a Britney Spears episode (called "Britney/Brittany") and will consists of six songs. "We're doing it in a very funny way. We're doing it in a fun, hallucinogenic way," Ryan Murphy reveals. Since Matt Morrison publically voiced his objections to a Britney-themed episode, Mr. Schuester will spend the whole episode refusing to do Britney songs. (Ha!)

* The show will be tackling REM's "Losing My Religion" and a song from Yentl in an episode about religion. We'll get a look at Amber at church and Kurt will go with her.

* They're planning on doing another Madonna episode.

* There will be a Rocky Horror Picture Show episode. Kurt will probably sing "Time Warp".

* You will see more from Mike Chang. In fact, there will be an episode next season that will have Tina fall out of love with Artie and in love with Mike. (Nooooooo!)

* We'll see more of the home lives of the GLEE characters in the upcoming season. Amber's home life, Artie's parents, possibly Rachel's dads, and Ryan believes that Brittany has a "really smart older sister."

* An episode of GLEE will follow the Super Bowl, and Ryan revealed it will be a tribute episode, though he can't tell us who they will be honoring.

So fellow GLEEks, which spoiler has you the most excited?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Congratulations Nick and Jenn

Yesterday my dear friend and roomate Jenn got married!!

It was a beautiful wedding. It was held up in the hills at a private estate/winery. We sat outside and it was sunny with a breeze, perfect temperature. After two years of dating, I couldn't believe the day was finally here: they were getting hitched!!

We had a little treat for them at the reception. Nick's mom has a tradition with her girlfriends - when one of their kids gets married, the ladies do a dance at the reception. They had seen the flash mob dance I did last summer in San Francisco so they asked me to choreograph the dance and make it like that. For the past few months, we've been practicing to the song "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas.

You can watch the video below. Around the 2 minute point, we have friends and bridesmaids jump on stage and join us for the end of the dance. (I taught them the moves in secret so Jenn would never know). It was so much fun!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Jenn, I will miss living with you, but I am very happy you found a great new "roomate". Lots of love to you both!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

i feel royal

You know when people get their wisdom teeth taken out and they joke, "Will I still be wise? I'm getting my 'wisdom' teeth removed!" Well, today I am joking that I feel royal. Because I have two crowns in my mouth.

Hopefully none of you have a clenching/grinding problem at night. I do and it's caused issues with my teeth. It all started because my bite was misaligned. And then a car accident and stress in life added to it. Anyway, I wore a plastic splint for 6 months to train my jaw to not instinctively clench when I closed my mouth. And then I got my braces on to fix my bite. But even after all that, there was damage. The back two molars on the right side had been bitten down pretty bad. So I had to get some crowns.

I was soooo nervous! I didn't know what to expect. First of all, it took not one, not two, but THREE shots of novocaine to numb me up. I felt like a junkie. "Um, Dr. Mitchell? I think I need another shot..." Seriously. Who gets THREE shots of novocaine in the same spot? Have I gotten so much in the past (with all my teeth issues) that my teeth laugh at just one dose??

Anyway, even with the novocaine finally working, it still hurt like a mother. And my jaw is super sore from holding it open for an hour and a half. And it cost a pantload. But hey, we gotta do what we gotta do, right? I am actually very thankful I could afford to get this done, because I know NOT taking care of it would cause more problems in the future.

So here's to being royal! I shall now demand my supper to be fed to me and the court jester to make me laugh before my servants turn down my queenly bed. Fare thee well.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This made me laugh today.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Yeah, finally time to blog about Colorado! Well friends, it was fabulous. My highlights were of course spending time with Jody and Amy. Here are some of the things we did.

* We ate. A LOT. Jody took us to really good restaurants around Boulder. The Med, The Cork, The Kitchen, and other places that start with "The". This is me describing a "Bump-It" to Jody using a french fry at one of our classy dinners.

* Downtown! Downtown Boulder is so dang cute. It's closed off to cars so it's fully pedestrian-friendly. There are musicians, street performers, ice cream carts, a fountain area for kids to splash around in, shops, balloon animal peeps, grass to play on, places to eat, a short walk to the Boulder Creek (where people go tubing!), a three story bookshop I got lost in, and every Wednesday and Saturday there's a farmers market. I could spend hours there.

* Celestial Seasonings tea comes from Boulder. We took a tour of their factory. I wanted to spice things up so I asked our tour guide if there were any "accidents" in the factory. I was hoping for a good bloody story (am I morbid?) but I think the only thing she shared was the machines getting backed up and having to stop production for awhile. Snore.

* One day we drove up to Estes Park, at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. We did a tour at the Stanley Hotel. It was built in 1909 and it's where Stephen King stayed in 1974 (Room 217), inspiring him to write "The Shining" (he called it "Overlook Hotel" in his book). Such a cool tour! Many people believe the Stanley Hotel is haunted so our tour guide kept telling us to look for "orbs of light" in our pictures. Maybe they were ghosts! (um, or maybe it's the reflection of the camera off the lights? Just guessing.)

trying to jump in Rocky Mountain National Park:

* Seeing my old roomie, Lindsey! Lindsey and I lived together for 2 years and I was the maid of honor in her wedding. She, her husband, and their two kids live in Loveland (about 45 minutes away) so they drove down and we were able to spend time together. It was so much fun to see them!!

* Boulder Dinner Theater! Ok, this was a huge highlight. Boulder has this place where you eat and watch a musical at the same time. They are doing Peter Pan this summer so we went! The tables are actually set up horseshoe-style around the stage so you are right up in the action. The food do I say this...bad? Let's just say we ate a LOT of bread. Which looked like a big hot dog bun.

Our waiter's name was Scott and he was very nice. He and all the other waiters were dressed in black and came out to take our orders and serve dinner. When the show started, we were watching and enjoying. When the pirates came out, we were like, "Wait...isn't that our waiter?! Our waiter is SMEE!?!" Yep, all the servers were actually the actors too. Scott was Smee and he was hilarious! All the pirates were great, but Smee stole the show. We took a picture with him afterwards. He was wearing red long underwear.

* Our last day there Jody took us to the edge of the Flatiron Mountains. So beautiful! Then she drove us up to the top of Flagstaff Mountain where you could see the Continental Divide. I couldn't stop looking at the view.

What a whirlwind! Great city. Great friends. Great times.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Colorado or BUST

Tomorrow my dear friend and travel buddy, Amy, (we took 2 trips last summer: New York and Oregon) and I are flying to visit another dear friend, Jody, in Colorado. Jody lives in Boulder and ever since she's moved there, we've been wanting to visit. And the time has finally come.

Be back next week with stories and pictures...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


I had a great time on the hike on Saturday. It was beautiful weather and great connection time with the students who came. The only bad thing was that I accidentally dropped my digital camera in the river. Whoops. It died. Time for a new one.

And my nephew is cuter than ever (of course). It was so wonderful spending time with him. I wish I could have posted some new pictures or videos of him so you can see how much he's grown, but alas...the drowned camera. Oh well, live and learn.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy 4th of July weekend!

Any fun weekend plans?

I am taking a bunch of college students hiking tomorrow to enjoy this beautiful weather and God's amazing creation. Then Sunday after church I'll be heading to my parents' house to spend the day with my nephew, Judah. I can't wait!

A comedian, Jim Gaffigan, does a whole spiel on holidays and how weird American traditions are. Enjoy the clip below. Happy 4th of July!!