Wednesday, April 30, 2008

T-shirt for Sam and HEARTS

So if you read this post, you know that when I travel I always try and find my brother Sam a t-shirt of the local sports teams in that city. Well this is the one I got for him this week:

Also, years ago I got my boss hooked on playing hearts. He's pretty good and competitive - oh and I'm pretty good and competitive. He's won the last two nights. What do you expect? He's my boss - I gotta pay the mortgage!

PS - those are my knees - I was working out my abs when I took this picture.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm in Denver - where are you?

Sunday I drove with some co-workers from Provo to Denver to attend this conference.

It is put on by the American Association of Museums.
Last year it was here:

On the road trip we had a big discussion about books. I usually don't like to read but lately I've been a bit more into it. I told everyone in the BYU van about this book that I read in one day so I could go to Ann Dee's book club. I liked it.

These are some of the books my co-workers and the people at Ann Dee's book club told me about that I might read:
  • Collapse
  • Guns, Germs, Steel
  • Peace Like a River
  • 1776
  • John Adams
  • All Chiam Potok
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • The Great Divorce
  • David O. McKay and the rise of Modern Mormonism
  • Galileo
  • Into the Wild
  • Walden
  • Blue Sword
  • Good to great.
I would put links to all of them for you you and figure out who the authors are but I'm tired.

Do you have any other recommendations for an adult reluctant reader who does not like fantasy or science fiction?

So here is what I did today at the conference -
I went to two sessions about web 2.0 and museums. If you are reading this blog you are a part of web 2.0 by the way. Don't know what it is? Google it.

I liked both sessions. I'm trying to get the Bean out in the social web a bit and that is why I started this blog. These sessions got me more interested in social networking, flickr, podcasting, virtual worlds etc. I'm just not sure which ones are the best fit for the Bean.

The keynote speaker today was Terry Tempest Williams who wrote this book:

I bought it today but I didn't wait in line to have her sign it cause I was tired.

She talked about museums as storytellers. She talked about the interconnectedness of all things. She talked about environmental stewardship. She kept saying things like "it's not political, it's spiritual."

She is from Utah and used to work here as their education curator. I liked her talk. I'll read her book sometime and let you know if I liked it.

I'm out.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Baby Mama

Saw this last night - loved it. I'm a big Tina Fey fan and so I was excited to see it. I laughed a lot.

Neither one of these actresses is in the condo across the hall.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Movie Quote Monday - Eric Stoltz

Lindsey had this idea - In honor of my new boyfriend/neighbor. Please share your favorite Eric Stoltz line from any of his movies - if you need help click here.

Here is my line (from Some Kind of Wonderful): "You look good wearing my future."


These are from Some Kind of Wonderful - that kissing scene is the best scene of all time - I was so jealous of Mary Stuart Masterson.

These are some other more recent photos I found:

So it happened...

After all my stalking and hoping - I ran into him just now. It was like 10 minutes ago. I still feel butterflies in my stomach.

I was getting off the elevator and he was getting on.

I looked at him and stopped and then I blurted, "I'm a huge fan - Some Kind of Wonderful is my favorite movie."

He was so cool and nice and HOT. He hadn't shaved and he was wearing a hat. He said thanks and asked me my name. I told him my name and that I lived in 609 - hoping that later he will knock on my door and ask me to hang out with him.

Seriously, of all of the 80s movie stars listed in the previous post, he is my favorite. Could be the red hair.

I got this picture with him - NICE.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Star Struck

Supposedly a leading man in one of the following films has rented the condo across the hall. I guess he is working on a TV movie here in Provo. It just so happens that this guy is my favorite star from the 80s.

I watched this one film in particular over and over when I was younger - so much so that I have pretty much every word memorized.

Here is the game - you guess which guy from which movie. Here are your choices:
  • Pretty in Pink
    • Jon Cryer (Duckie)
    • Andrew McCarthy (Blaine)
    • James Spader (Steff)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
    • Eric Stolz (Keith)
    • Craig Sheffer (Hardy Jenns)
  • Breakfast Club
    • Emilio Estevez (Andrew Clark)
    • Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson)
    • Judd Nelson (John Bender)
  • Sixteen Candles
    • Michael Schoeffling (Jake Ryan)
    • Anthony Michael Hall (The GEEK)
    • Gedde Watanabe (LONG DUCK DONG)
    • John Cusack (Bryce)
  • Lucas
    • Cory Haim (Lucas)
    • Charlie Sheen (Cappie)
    • Jeremy Piven (Spike)
  • Say Anything
    • John Cusack (Lloyd Dobler)
    • Jeremy Piven
    • Eric Stoltz

If I run into him, I'll post a picture and you can see if you are right. I'm a bit obsessed. I've been taking the garbage out and visiting Larry and Jewel a lot more often. I dreamed about him for the past two nights although I have not seen him yet...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


It is hard for Ann Dee to bring Van to my house because I'm a little bit of a neat freak and I'm super organized. So when Van dumps all of these on the carpet, it isn't that simple to just put them back ...

Van better learn his ABCs if he wants to keep this up!


I can't stop taking pictures of the mountains.
OK, that's it - at some point this summer I am going to hike to the top of this mountain.

Any takers?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Help my brother in law

My brother in law, Cameron, asked me to post this survey on my blog. He's desperate - it's for his final coming up. Cameron is the dad of Van - and this is a picture of them.

Take it or don't take it, I've done my part.

This is what the survey is about:

I got this photo from Dori - Thanks.

From Cameron (posted on
This is Ann Dee's chubby hubby, Cameron. I've got a question for you that might take four minutes for you to answer. Well, there's actually ten questions, and they are located here. Its about global warming and how you feel, think, swim and eat as my neighbor on earth. So, please. I'm begging you. And, in case you didn't see the small link before: Click Here to take survey

Thursday, April 10, 2008


The following confessions all have to do with this musical instrument:

Confession #1: I first started violin lessons at age 6. My teacher, Mrs. Primrose was mean so after every lesson Larry would take me to Reams (the turtle shell) and buy me a triple scoop ice cream cone. Jewel would have not liked this at all so Larry would drive around Provo until I was finished. Tonight Larry and I told Jewel this and she laughed and laughed.

Confession #2: After school, Ann Dee and I would eat junk and watch soap operas (Bo & Hope) until we heard the garage door open which meant that Jewel was home. Then we'd hurry and clean up and pretend like we were practicing the violin for the last hour.

Confession #3: When I was a sophomore in high school I was in early morning orchestra. I would arrive at the school really early before it started and instead of going to orchestra, I hung out in the commons area on the blue couches and either slept or talked with kids who got to school way too early.

Do I still play the violin?
What do you think?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Choose the ...

The other day my 12 year old nephew sang this line,

"Choose the sprite when the coke is placed before you."

I have been worried about him ever since. I need to take a more active role in his life - I blame myself.

Speaking of soda, check out what I have committed to HERE. You'll never believe it!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Let's give em something to blog about

So my life lately has been all about work and school and putting together a highlight video for the Lady Cavemen. Plus I actually got sick this week - haven't gotten sick in a long time.

I really can't think of anything to blog about. If you were me, what would you do that is blog worthy?

This morning I did actually make German pancakes for Larry and Jewel.


here is the proof.

Last night while my dad was at priesthood with some brothers, Karen and I got Jewel talking and I happened to have my video camera set up in my office and I was able to video tape her without her knowing. I need to make a documentary about them.