13 November 2011

Happy Sunday: In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Greetings from the Salt Lake City International Airport.  With Anna Karenina in one hand and a slice of leftover Hawaiian pizza in the other (yes, I'm typing this with my forehead), I nervously await my flight to Tucson.  Not nervous about the flight, but what lies at the destination.  My boss sent me on a spontaneous mission to film a professor at the University of Arizona.  By myself.  I'm really not that excited about it, because, well...oh yeah, I'm NOT a cinematographer!  I seriously don't know more than 5 things about that $10,000 camera and audio equipment (2 of which are how to turn it off and on).  But my dear boss trusts me, nonetheless.  I don't really know why.

But the more freaked out I get, the more I have to remind myself how lucky I am to have such an amazing job. I don't actually know what my job is, but it sure is awesome!  I don't exactly know what I was hired to do when I interviewed back in January, but over these months I've learned how to produce videos, manage sets, write course curriculum, write scripts, transcribe movie subtitles, and now I'm onto filming.  I think of all the amateur photographers and videographers that are trying to make it big and pity them, because somehow I have their job when I really shouldn't. And I get to travel to cool places like Moab and.......Tucson.

As Thanksgiving approaches and at least 50 of my Facebook friends post every day something that they're grateful for throughout the month of November, I am very aware of how blessed I am.  From the little things like Dr. Pepper-flavored chapstick and  and hot showers, to the big things like having a sick job and a knowledge that my life has a divine purpose, I am one hooked-up girl.  Seriously!  Why is my life such a bed of roses?  I suppose it hasn't always been, but a positive attitude can trick myself into thinking it is.  Still, I'm waiting for tragedy and disaster to hit any minute, because all of this just seems unreal.  And like my Grandad always said, "if it sounds too good to be true, it is."

But, until a tornado sweeps up my apartment and the land is cursed with a famine, I will continue to stand all amazed at how much the Lord has blessed my life.  And even when that tornado and famine hit, I'll still stand all amazed.  

06 November 2011

Tips to Improve Your Life...

...Or, tips to make you dumber.  Either or.

Found this gem on my favorite humor blog, sadanduseless.com.  This particular post inspires me to reach out to my seriously unfortunate sisters in England who are in dire need of life-guidance. Anyone willing to organize a charity project of some sort to help these ladies out, contact me here.

Here's just one of a veritable jackpot of premium tips to better your life.  Enjoy the rest at Tips to Improve Your Life | SadAndUseless.com

Happy Sunday: A Book of Mormon Story

Over the past week, there have been 3 YouTube videos that have been reappearing constantly in my F-Boo NewsFeed: the Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Candy clip, the story about the autistic basketball player, and this one.  Typically, when a video has been posted and shared, like, 8 billion times, it's because it's really good.  The one below is no exception.  Watch it.

Listen peeps, the Book of Mormon is another testament that goes hand-in-hand with the Bible to witness to the world that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Redeemer of mankind.  No book has ever uplifted, edified, and inspired me like this one.  Just read it.  Seriously.

05 November 2011

What a Guy!

There are 2 major similarities between Guido "Guy" Fawkes and hipsters:

1.) Fiery socio-political opinions; severe distaste for the wealthy and powerful

2.) Mustaches.

Despite these commonalities, there remains a stark contrast between the two:

1.) Guy Fawkes' extreme opinion actually led him to do something far more productive and memorable than occupy some street with a picket sign.

2.) He looked good in a mustache.

Occupy Parliament, 1605 A.D.

Occupy Wall Street, 2011 A.D.

Remember remember
The 5th of November
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason
The gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!