Living fabulous

On July 23, 2010, in I am a Pop Culture Geek, It's a All About me, She's Crafty, by elisabet

When is it not totally crazy in the Hannafin household? The past few weeks have been just been busy. Busy, busy, busy. When I’m not at work, I’m doing stuff with the family, what little free time has been used up with getting crap done around the house. Even Facebook has been a victim and I can quickly update that from my phone, that is when the twins are not playing a game on it. Granny has been in town for the past week and it’s been nice to have time to visit with her. We babysat the twins over the weekend while their parents went to a wedding in Napa. I love those little guys with all my heart but Jesus Christ on a cracker, they can suck up what little energy my body can create in a twenty-four hour period! But I am happy to be there when they need me. We also enjoyed a lovely visit with Courtney’s cousin and her son who is a year older than the twins. The three boys got along great, like they had known each other for years. They are all in their tattling phase right now, so there was a lot of “Elisabet he took my book. Elisabet he hit me. Elisabet he won’t play with me”. Ahh those special family moments.

Since there is nothing on TV and my in-laws don’t subscribe to any movie channels, I had time to read. I started reading The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. If you haven’t been watching The Fabulous Beekman Boys on Planet Green you are missing out on some great television. The book provides a background on how Josh and Brent found the Beekman mansion and decided that they wanted to change their lives. I was truly touched and inspired by their story. It made me think more about how I want to change things in my life. If they can do it so can I! Of course I can’t drop everything and buy a farm, but I can make little changes such as building my garden.

The whole garden thing has been in the plans for a few months but in the horrible Arizona summer there isn’t much I can plant. I am cracking the whip on Courtney to get the beds made so I can be ready to plant next month. I have been researching what I would like to grow and what can grow in Arizona, it looks like I am going to go the heirloom vegetable route. Stuff that we eat now only better. I’m also working on a growing schedule so we can eventually can and freeze stuff to have during the hot summer. I’m actually excited to make my own pickles and can tomatoes. I used to do that with my Nana when I was kid, of course I hated it then. Maybe it will be something that I can pass down to Maggie and the twins some day.

The quilt has been basted and is ready to quilt but I haven’t had time to sit down to get it done. I started practicing free motion quilting on practice squares and I just don’t have the hang of it yet. I’m trying the stippling pattern, I keep trapping myself and crossing stitches. Practice, practice, practice. I’ll get the hang of it soon.

The other thing that has me a bit preoccupied…guess…Twilight: Eclipse! It’s simply amazing but did you think that I would say anything different? Ha ha ha. I’ve seen it five times now and I still cry at the same part of the movie. I can’t help it, seeing it on the big screen is exactly how I pictured it in my head. Waiting for fifteen hours to see was totally worth it, I can’t wait for Breaking Dawn!


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On repeat

On June 11, 2010, in I am a Pop Culture Geek, by elisabet

Dayle and I went to see Greg Laswell at the Rhythm Room the other night and it was one of the best shows I’ve been to in a long time. I fell in love with his music a few years back when I was just wandering around the net. His music has been on every playlist ever since. What I loved most is that everyone there were true fans, fans who seemed passionate about the music just as much as I am. I love small shows like that. Go get the newest album, Take a Bow. I promise you will love it as much as I do.

Greg Laswell “Take Everything” HD from FVMMO FILMS on Vimeo.

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This will help

On November 20, 2009, in I am a Pop Culture Geek, by elisabet

At least until Eclipse comes out next summer:

Remember Me

Trailer Park | MySpace Video

Did you swoon yet?

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It is so much better

On November 19, 2009, in I am a Pop Culture Geek, by elisabet

The long agonizing wait for New Moon was totally worth it. It blows Twilight out of the water in terms of the movie making process. It helps that they had a ton more cash to invest this time around. I think they stayed close to the book understanding that there are some things that needed to be added for movie dramatics but it only made it better. The banter between Jacob and Alice was awesome! Even though this was a total Team Jacob movie, the sight of Edward still makes me swoon. Go Team Edward! I can’t wait to see it again tonight!

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Where have I been??

On November 18, 2009, in I am a Pop Culture Geek, It's a All About me, by elisabet

Well it’s pretty easy to explain. Twilight: New Moon has consumed my life for the past few weeks. My poor blog was pushed aside while my New Moon fever reaches an all-time high. Hopefully the long wait will pay off tonight. My old friend Chassidy scored premeire tickets and sent two passes my way. Michelle and I will be getting in line by 3pm this afternoon for a 7pm screening. I know we’re nuts but it’s Robert Pattinson!

This weekend is pretty much all about New Moon for me. I’ll be seeing at the midnight showing Thursday night and again Friday morning. Don’t worry, so far I’ve only spent $16 on tickets. The $5 shows in the morning is the way to go and in most cases the Tweens are still sleeping during the early shows. Instrad there will be a group of 30-somethings swooning at the sight of Edward Cullen.

You’ll know where to find me. I’ll post more later.

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