Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Party It Up!

Happy birthday, Bekah!



I'm so glad we are friends as well as family. Hope you have a great day full of all the happy and best things and that this year brings many wonderful and beautiful surprises. Love ya!


(I know you and Nate celebrated your birthday along with your anniversary, but you really shouldn't let him off the hook that easily.... )

Saturday, March 27, 2010

All the Time in the World

Another song I keep singing over and over and over in phrases. The lyrics are included in the video. And the party don't start 'til I walk in.

Tick Tock
by Ke$ha

Friday, March 26, 2010

Running through my Mind

So there is this song I like that keeps running through my head. I decided to post it and listen to it and maybe it will let me move on to a new one--or at least stop singing the 5 phrases I know. Love the beat and rhythm of the song. Baby are you down?



Down
by Jay Sean (with Lil Wayne)

Baby are you down [x5]
Down, down
Even if the sky is fallin' down
Down, down (oooh)

You already know
Tonight is the night to let it go
Put on a show (show, show)
I wanna see how you lose control
So leave it behind, cus we have a night to get away (away, away)
So come on and fly with me
As we make our great escape (escape, escape)

[Chorus:]
So baby don't worry
You are my only
You won't be lonely
Even if the sky is falling down
You'll be my only (yaaah)
Don't need to worry
Baby are you down [x5]
Down, down
Baby are you down [x5]
Down, down
Even if the sky is falling down

Just let it be
Come on and bring your body next to me
I'll take you away (ay)
Time is placing to our private getaway
So leave it behind, cus we have a night to get away (away, away)
So come on and fly with me
As we make our great escape
So why don't we run away

[Chorus:]
So baby don't worry
You are my only (oooh)
You won't be lonely (oooh)
Even if the sky is falling down
You'll be my only (yaaah)
Don't need to worry
Baby are you down [x5]
Down, down
Baby are you down [x5]
Down, down
Even if the sky is falling down (oooh, you down)

[Lil Wayne:]
Down like she's suppose to be
She's down for me
Down like her temperature
Cus' tell me she's at no degree
She's cold, over freeze
I got that girl from over seas
Now she's not Miss America
Not Canadie or soldier, please
I'm fightin for this girl on the battlefield of love
Got me look like baby cupid
Sending arrows from above
Don't you ever leave my side
I'm waitin definately, not probably
And honestly I'm down like that economy (Yaaah)

[Chorus:]
So baby don't worry
You are my only
You won't be lonely
Even if the sky is falling down
You'll be my only (oooh)
Don't need to worry (oooh)
Baby are you down [x5] (oooh, the sky is falling down)
Down, down (oooh, down)
Baby are you down [x5] (oooh, the sky is falling down)
Down, down (oooh, down)

Even if the sky is falling down
Oooh, oooh, the sky is falling down

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wednesday Wonders

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good." ~Edwin Denby

Gypsy Tapestry Spring Recital at the Covey Center for the Arts
Wednesday, March 24
Doors open 7 pm - Show starts 7:30 pm
Tickets $5.00

Desert Gypsy Dance Company along with Covey Center for the Arts Middle Eastern dance program and UVU Continuing Education Bellydance program will be highlighting their students of recent classes as well as featuring a full program of professional dancers.

Come support your local arts community and favorite dancers! Purchasing tickets prior to the night of the show is recommended. Video and photography are welcome, but please be considerate with flash photography.

Location:
425 West Center Street
Provo, UT 84601
Box Office: (801) 852-7007

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Miracles Never Cease

This story was sent to me by my parents...

Check out the picture below of a crash site in Arizona. You can see where the vehicle broke through the guardrail (on the right side of the culvert near where the people are standing on the road pointing).

The pick-up was traveling about 75 mph from right side of the picture to left when it crashed through the guardrail. It flipped end-over-end, bounced off and across the culvert outlet and landed right side up on the left side of the culvert, facing the opposite direction it had been traveling.

The 22-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises. Then look at the second picture below...

Same picture - taller view. Amazing.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Little Twisted

Gerard. Butler. Need I say more?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Overshadowed

Although he is not my Edward and she is not the Bella I would have cast, I'm getting excited for the third episode. So--bite me.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happiness

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You Got to Move It, Move It

A friend at work (named Andrea) shared this transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation between the British and the Irish, off the coast of Kerry, Oct 1998. The radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations, 10-10-01:

IRISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid a collision.

IRISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

BRITISH: This is the Captain of a British navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

IRISH: Negative. I say again, you will have to divert YOUR course.

BRITISH: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS BRITANNIA! THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE BRITISH ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, I SAY AGAIN, THAT IS 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

IRISH: We are a lighthouse. Your call.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Watch What You Eat

A friend sent this to me and I couldn't resist sharing it. Thanks, Marie.

I was packing for a business trip while my three-year-old daughter had a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point she exclaimed, "Daddy, look at this", and stuck out two tiny fingers toward me. Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out, stuck her fingers in my mouth, pretending to eat them, and said, "Daddy's gonna eat your fingers". I went back to packing, but looked up shortly to see my daughter standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

"What's wrong, honey?" I asked.

She replied, "What happened to my booger?"

Friday, March 12, 2010

Logging

Here are some book recommendations I received recently from a friend that I am filing in my "system". There may be some spelling errors in here to be cleaned up later.

The Thief (Better even the second time 'round)
The Queen of Attolia
The King of Attolia
The conspiracy of Kings --Megan Whelan Turner
Wednesday Wars – Gary Schmidt (Better even the second time 'round)
When the Heart cries
When the soul mends
When the morning comes
Keturah and Lord Death
The Sun Flower – Richard Evans
Austin Land
Ender’s Games – Orson Scott Card
Touching the Void
The Alliance – Gerald Lund
Ink heart
Pride and Prejudice
Guernesey Literary and Potato Pie Peal Society
James and the Giant Peach – Roanld Dahl
The Great and Terrible –Chris Stewart
Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson".
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Listen

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.

Hopi Indian Saying


***********
Come listen to my feet speak at Thia's Spring Fest:

Saturday, March 6
10 am - 10 pm
Utah State Faire Grounds
(Promontory building)
155 North 1000 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome Performers, Dance Enthusiasts, Family and Friends
BellyDancing by Thia invites you and your family to
Escape the blahs of Winter and join us in our
EIGHT ANNUAL SPRING FEST
For a colorful, mini-vacation into the mystical, beautiful world of
Middle Eastern Dance, Food, Scents and Shopping
ADMISSION $7 FOR ALL DANCERS & THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Adam!

Best wishes for a splendid birthday and the beginning of a great new year! May it be full of pleasant and wonderful surprises. Love you!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thoughts of Flying

I am having trouble loading this video in Blogger. Idina Menzel is amazing. I so want to see this! You can see this Wicked clip from the Tony awards here or from Letterman here.