Monday, May 31, 2010

The Last Airbender

J and I are so ready to see this. We've been watching the series on Netflix and it's amazing. If you haven't seen it, take a look. It's American anime which generally gets a bad rap but this is pretty amazing. The second season is even better than the first and it's produced by Nickelodeon so I thought it would be extremely kid-like and even thought it's definitely acceptable for kids, it's very enjoyable for adults. I suggest checking it out. It will definitely get you pumped for the movie.


Sunday, May 30, 2010


Music can evoke strong emotions and bring back strong memories.

The music I heard today wanted to travel back to 1997 and smack my college freshman self in the head for making the stupidest decisions.

Stupid music.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Random Thoughts

1. My sister is coming in town this weekend. Nothing is better than the Crocker sisters getting together. It's like old times.
2. J is the only person I know that can make everything all better with just a look.
3. I hate my dog sometimes. But I love him all the rest.
4. Adrienne and Cole are awesome friends.
5. My Kindle is the best thing that I own.
6. J hates shows that are in Non-HD. You should see how he gripes at having to watch them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Twenty Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today, we all lost a legend. Mr. Jim Henson died May 16, 1990. As J knows, I don't cry about a lot of things. I remember I was eleven years old when I heard the news. I was staggered and I couldn't believe it.

Jim Henson was equated to a lot of the happiness and memories of my childhood. Mainly Sesame Street but also the muppet movies, Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Show, and the Dark Crystal. Those meant happy times in my life and in my family. And then abruptly, he and his future work were taken away from me.

When we lose someone as creative as that, it hurts me and it makes me frustrated. I take it personally and I don't know why. I was the same way when Aaliyah died but not as much. I think it's the fact that somebody so talented had so much more to give the world and it was torn away so violently. I want to just scream it's not fair like a little girl.

I miss Jim Henson and his work. Tears come to my eyes thinking of all we have lost. Thank you Jim Henson. Your legacy lives on but you will still be missed.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Things I Learned in Utah at Nerdtacular

1. The air is freaking thin! I walked up the steps and I felt like I had run around the building!
2. The mountains are like BAM in your face as soon as you land. It's surreal!
3. The IKEA there is amazing. Walked around for four hours and even ate Swedish meatballs.
4. People there are so nice! Our host invited 75 people into his home, at least half of which he didn't know.
5. It's cold even in May. Well, cold for me anyway.
6. Seeing double features with friends is amazing.
7. Instantly clicking with people that you have previously only talked to on game or in chat is amazing.
8. Nerds and geeks are some of the best people in the entire world and I'm proud to be one.
9. It confirmed my belief that local pizza places are the best.
10. I will definitely be back.