Sunday, August 30, 2009

*500 Days Of Summer*

*THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY...THIS IS A STORY ABOUT LOVE*Can I just tell you how much I adored this movie? Not LIKED...ADORED! Sis and I went and found ourselves laughing and tearing up quite a bit. It's one of those movies that hit REALLY close to home with me. I kept feeling these tiny little stings of pain as the movie went along because it rang so true to my life. There is alot of wisdom in it. Well...I think so. :) Go see it sometime, I don't think you will be dissapointed. And if you are? Don't blame me! ;)
ps. The acting was amazing! Joseph Gordon Levitt & Zooey Deschanel did an amazing job.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


A big thank you to my friend Chris for sharing this paticular video of U2 singing "Where the streets have no name" at Slane Castle. I happened to be in Ireland at this moment but not at the concert because we couldn't get tickets. :( We sat outside his house instead. ha!
I am blown away by this paticular performance! That is Bono's voice in all it's glory!!!!!!!!! WOW!
"It's like the sound of the gates of heaven opening in front of my eyes and ears."

ps. This happens to be my favorite U2 song of all time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


“Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.”

~Ayn Rand

(Photo of Dallas Curtis)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


"This was majesty and tenderness married, and that is a rare thing indeed."

My AWESOME friend, Jeff, just sent me this article written by Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. They are the opening act for U2 right now. When I read this, I was brought to tears. I can only imagine what it would have felt like to be there. I have always believed that God uses music and "pop culture" to reach his children. To bring light, truth, inspiration, joy and hope to His people. He uses these things to reach the unreachable and turn many people to God. It has been impossible for me to leave a U2 show without feeling changed, humbled and GRATEFUL. He is a God of miracles and a God who works in mysterious ways. :)


"We were sharing something that simply never happens at rock shows anywhere. A collective emotional and spiritual surrender of epic proportions.' Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol was so knocked out by last night's show in Katowice that he sat down and wrote us this piece.

I had to write about this. I simply had to. I hope I'm not speaking out of turn here as this is U2's site and hallowed ground for all of you but this story needs to be told. The shows so far on this tour have all been amazing and each night the crowd's reaction to U2 has been loud and joyous and passionate. Last night in Poland though was something else. Hard to explain. Let me try.

I have never in my life seen a crowd reaction like that of Katowice last night. Right from opener Breathe there was a daft magic in the air. Insanity everywhere you looked. People's faces clothed in the kind of joy I've only seen in gospel churches and then only on the TV so to see this religious fervour up close was overwhelming. The city outside the stadium could have been under heavy fire from alien spacecraft and I don't think anyone would have heard, saw, or indeed cared that much.

Then The Edge takes to the piano for New Year's Day (playing it guitar pick still between his fingers!) and the place is bathed in red and white instantly. Red cards held aloft by the people on the floor and white cards in the seats to make a giant Polish flag you could probably see from space. It took the breath clean out of me. By the end even Bono was speechless, for a few seconds anyway. The things he said next are lost to me verbatim but what I won't forget is the tears that came to me then. In floods. And when I turned to check if anyone had snared me for blubbing I realised that every single person around me also had tears in their eyes. We were sharing something that simply never happens at rock shows anywhere. A collective emotional and spiritual surrender of epic proportions. This was majesty and tenderness married and that is a rare thing indeed.

Last night was something I've never seen before and I can't quite fathom it. Not sure I ever will or even want to. It will sit alongside the greatest nights of my life and I thank U2 and Poland for that. Also thank you to the Polish U2 fans for giving us the best reaction to our own set we've had on this tour so far. All in all then a night of triumphs.

I would tour with this band (we all, us Patrollers, would) 'til the last grain of sand tipped gently into the bottom half of the hourglass and yes that sounds (and perhaps is, why not) a massive hint hint to stay on this magic carpet ride a little/a lot longer but believe me when I say this: this is the greatest show on earth. Why on earth would you buy just anyone's cockatoo? Long may they reign!"

~ Gary Lightbody, aged 33, Bangor, Northern Ireland, Overwhelmed.x

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Goodbye to John Hughes who passed away today. He was one of the greatest creators of 80'z movies ever! He is responsible for Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Beuller's day off. What a genius! *THE BREAKFAST CLUB TRAILER**SIXTEEN CANDLES* My favorite scene along with the rest of the world/girls. ha!
Sixteen Candles - Final Scene - Movie Ending - The most amazing home videos are here

Another great clip of the movie.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009


On Saturday my friends and I went to IKEA to just browse around. That's always a favorite thing to do and I love getting ideas for future home decor. Halfway through our jaunt we decided to test out some chairs. Actually, half the fun is testing everything out! Those things include; laying on beds, sitting on couches and swinging around on chairs. By doing this, we found a chair called the "Poang" chair. Can I just tell you how COMFORTABLE they are!?! You would not expect it by looking at it but it is a DREAM. It rocks back and forth and has a footstool that you can buy with it. I think we rocked away for 20 minutes and all made the decision to get one. They had different styles of both the wood and the padding (why does padding sound like the wrong word? Oh's late! haha) I chose the green one with the "beech" wood. I haven't purchased it yet, but it's the first thing I'm getting for my mini-front room. So awesome! I showed a picture of it to my sis today and she just stared at it with no response. You could tell she didn't think it looked very "KOOL" but wait until she sits in it...that is if I even LET HER. :)

Can't wait to get one, it really is amazing.