Friday, July 29, 2005

Summer of Secrets

"But Breanna?!?!?! how come you took me off your blogroll????"

oh dear friends. all is not lost. I was sick and needed some amusement. so this is what i did:

I googled you.

yes, YOU.

i typed your very name into the google search and the pictures are what came up for YOUR name.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Good News: we're moved into our house!!! and it's beautiful! and exciting! and fun!

The Bad News: we still don't have the internet, so you'll all have to wait a few more days for more Glimpses of my Graces (and such).

I miss you!!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Diagnosis: Bronchitis

In case if you thought i've been out having so much fun......

I won't do that thing where i make you suffer through all the details, cause let's be honest, that's boring. for you, a brief summary:

1. Urgent Care sucks. particularly at 1am in NE Portland.
2. Bronchitis REALLY sucks. particularly when i have to use my much deserved vacation time just so i don't infect my coworkers, which means i won't get the beautiful week off i've been planning on for over 4 months now.
3. title companies suck. particularly when they cause your move in date to be pushed back by a week, see #2 for reasons why this sucks.

my apologies to those of you who are waiting with bated breath for your bloggerview questions. I'll let you know when they're ready.

for your entertainment today:

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  • Friday, July 15, 2005

    5 Questions from Charlotte

    1)You've gotten all settled into your new house and get to invite any 3 people over for dinner. It can be anyone, but they have to be alive. Who do you invite and why? And, more importantly what do you serve for dinner?
    my best friend from high school. her name is Trista and she's fantastic. we stayed in touch for awhile after we both left the H E double hockey sticks hole that is Bakersfield, but then lost contact. i FINALLY found her again on the internet a couple months ago and we've been catching up, but I'd love to see her. I'd invite Hugh Grant (oh, like you're surprised) because he'd make a GREAT centerpiece for the table. and i'd invite, as one entity, Stacy and Clinton from TLC's What Not To Wear cause how awesome would it be to have them come to your house and tell you how you should dress. plus, that clinton! he's a hoot!

    2)You just got signed to a record deal! Congratulations, you totally deserve it!!! The catch is though it's an album of remakes. What 8 songs do you choose to re-sing. Keep in mind that flow of the album or your particular voice and style need not apply to the choices.
    Thanks! just what i always wanted! This is tough, cause people will think that my songs are revealing something about me. think what you will:
    1. Songbird by Eva Cassidy
    2. Crazy in Love by Beyonce (stop judging me)
    3. Danny's Song by Loggins and Messina
    4. Yours by Toby Mac
    5. Longer Than by Dan Fogelberg
    6. It's Oh So Quiet by Bjork
    7. If You Could Only See by Tonic
    8. Someone to Watch Over Me by Ella Fitzgerald
    3)We know you love Ben and you love being married, but what one piece of advice or warning do you wish someone would have given you before getting married?
    I've been married a year (okay, a year next Sunday) and i'm already supposed to give advice? that's like thinking i can be someone's therapist cause i saw Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting! advice would be to get ready to be laid bare. (stop it! i didn't mean LAID. BARE) It's this very interesting thing that happens where the one person whose opinion means more to you than anyone is the very person who knows every little thing that's wrong with you. It's a very vulnerable place to be. I always said i wanted to be fully known, but the truth is that it's as terrifying as it is exhillerating to be seen so clearly. and, if you marry a GREAT person like i did, they don't just see what's wrong with you, they call you out on it (lovingly of course) because they know you're capable of more. so, it can be painful to come face to face with yourself in such a raw way, particularly if it's for the first time. In summary: get your act together before you don the dress, because if you think the biggest change will be getting to know your new spouse, you'll be surprised to find you have to get to know yourself for who you really are.

    4)You can have free of charge and for the rest of your life a driver, a maid, a personal shopper or a cook. Which do you choose and why?
    Obviously i have to pick the cook, for the good of mankind (hint: mankind=my husband and future children). plus it would make it real easy to stick with healthy eating goals. like how Oprah got herself a personal chef and POOF! skinny. Coming in at a close second is the personal shopper, cause how awesome would it be to have someone say "here, wear this. you'll look great in it." instead of having the daily experience of "does this match? are there rules about these materials i don't know about?" and you wouldn't have to have that horrid experience of leaving the house thinking you look REAL dang good, only to catch a glimpse of yourself in one of those reflective windows and be all like "aaaaack!!! who is that monster wearing my same skirt?!?!" which would be nice.

    5)Today you have turned 24. Happy Birthday friend! What one thing do you want to do or have by the time you are 25?
    i want to be able to run a mile. not like fast or anything, but just without stopping. I think if i knew i could run a mile i'd probably do it all the time. i'm always intrigued and impressed with those people who just lace up and run around. i hear it's a great stress reliever, and you get that mystical "runner's high." i hear that your mind gets real clear and you can work out the problems of the world while you're pounding the pavement. i'd really like to know what that feels like, and to be able to casually say "oh, i run 10 miles a week" or something. those people have some secret power that i want to get my hands on.

    well alright. so i'm not going to offer bloggerviews to you people, because last time i did NOBODY took me up on it, and i can't deal with that can't of rejection again. BUT, hypothetically, if someone hypothetically wanted their very own bloggerview for their very own (hypothetical) blog, then i would hypothetically create some hypothetical questions especially designed for them. Hypothetically.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2005

    My Special Day

    Happy Birthday to me!
    Happy Birthday to me!
    Happy Birthday Breanna!
    Happy Birthday to me!

    what birthday traditions do you do?

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    Friday, July 08, 2005

    Willy Wonka and the Creepy Factory

    Call me unamerican if you must.

    Everyone seems to be quite stoked about the newest version of the famous "charlie and the chocolate factory" starring johnny dep. I have several friends who are REALLY looking forward to it. we're talking camping outside the theatre the night before excited. seriously.

    i can't get myself beyond being completely TERRIFIED of it. hear me out. this utter horror of the film is, in my opinion, totally justified.

    first, let's talk about the oompa loompas from the first film. basically they haunt me to this day. i kid you not.
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    secondly-am i the only one who thinks that johnny dep (who i've never found attractive) looks very VERY creepy??? it reminds me of when jim carey played the grinch and i couldn't bring myelf to look at the movie poster much less see the flick. it's that disturbing to me.
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    there are few things with which i'm unable to separate fact from fiction. this just happens to be one of them. i'm basically scared to turn on the television for fear of yet another commercial with johnny saying "you're weird" in the most haunting of voices. it's only a matter of time before he starts showing up in my already vivid dreams.

    let's just hope no one does a remake of wizard of oz. those flying monkeys would be the death of me.

    Tuesday, July 05, 2005

    One great cause

    Hey blogmunity:

    time again for us to do our best to make our time worthwhile. Time to bridge the gaps between our language and location and be united by the simple fact that we're all human. I'd like to encourage you to participate in the One campaign to make poverty history. Your voice DOES make a difference. This campaign is part of the Live 8 concert that took place this past Saturday. To learn more and to lend your voice go to this site.

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    Friday, July 01, 2005

    Use Protection!

    what happens when a pale girl spends too much unprotected time in the sun:

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