Friday, July 18, 2008

It's a Classic

When I was a schoolgirl, the best part of sick days was lying on the couch and watching The Price is Right (tPiR). I love The Price is Right; from this show comes many classic lines such as "One dollar, Bob!", "That's too much","Come on down!" and "A NEW car!" Also, I feel the need to clarify: by tPiR, I mean the OLD, classic, hosted by the pimp Bob Barker PiR--not this new stuff with the world's most unflattering, unpersonable, and awkward game show host Drew Carrey.

One of my favorite segments is Cliffhangers. You know the one I'm talking about:
the one where the little backpacker climbs up the infamous PiR mountain while yodeling his little heart out the whole way up. If you don't know what I'm talking about (and even if you do)...please watch this clip. That clip is awesome for two reasons: 1) it's the worst playing of Cliffhangers EVER and 2) it proves my point about how horrible of a game show host Drew is. Two birds, one stone.

Note: I'm not talking about this Cliffhanger. I'm talking about something MUCH cooler, sexier and that has an even bigger "avalanche of thrills" than good ol' Sylvester's (un)classic 1993 action film.

YES! Now this is the action I'm talking about!


I've recently gotten my hands onto the AUDIO file of the yodeller's yodel song. This thing pre-dates VCR's, is absolutely ridiculous, yet it still rocks my world. I seriously listen to it all the time because I get such a kick out of it: there's something about Swiss music--and it's prominent use of the accordion--that just makes me want to do a little jig and grab a partner doe-see-doe. I'm sure the fact that it reminds me of waiting in line for the Matterhorn at Disneyland doesn't help much either.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

That's How We Roll!


Things I learned from my "skate date" at Skateland:


1. You can tell the hard core skaters or "regulars" based on their skates: pimped out skates with custom chrome rims
2.
The regulars also tend to be tall, skinny white guys with slicked back greasy hair who wear silk shirts that are buttoned half way up. Sex-ay!

3.
Someone really needs to tell the 30-year-old guys that there are better places to go on a Saturday night to pick up chicks...

4. Rollerbladers are NOT cool and consequently shunned.
5. Watch out for skate gangs. Seriously, they'll bust a cap on you.
6.
Dancing ability on the dance floor directly translates to skate floor: black people still can work it and dance and white people still...can't.

7.
White guys dancing on skates is probably about the whitest thing ever.

8.
If your not thug or cool enough to be in a real gang, apparently skating around the rink at Skateland is the next best thing. Wifebeaters and Jnco jeans are mandatory.
9. The middle of rink is reserved for the hard core skaters who want to practice/show off their sweet dance moves--all of which were pitifully embarrassing. These guys have nothing on BreakSk8.
10.
The patrons of Skateland are 10x more ghetto than those in Provo. This makes the experience 100x more AWESOME.

Favorite quote of the night:
  • "Tomorrow is single's hip hop night. NO KIDS! You should come." --Creepy silk shirt guy

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wait mister! You're drinking a candle!

I'm a huge purveyor of wax. I wax everything: legs, armpits, bikini line, eyebrows--pretty much anywhere that grows hair, I wax. There's nothing better than waxing your legs, then shaving them real fast (to get rid of any stray hairs and dead skin you missed): it's akin to the feeling of when you first shaved your legs when you were 12 and then felt them against the bed sheets. You know what I'm talking about. Mmm...so smooth.

Since I've been home in Arizona and enjoying the sun, my waxing skills came out in full force. I've already waxed my legs, armpits, and bikini line twice since I've been home (once in mid May and just recently last week). Waxing lasts about 6-8 weeks, but even then the regrowth isn't the same. I rewaxed my legs last week and I was SO surprised about how much thinner and sparse the hair was. I even have little patches on my legs from when I waxed years ago that STILL haven't grown back. It's awesome. By the way, those aren't my legs: mine are so much sexier and better looking.

And let me just answer the question I know all of you are thinking: But Morgan, doesn't it HURT?! Answer: No. Although, I have a REALLY high threshold for pain, so I'm not sure I'm the best to ask that question. BUT if done correctly, waxing should not hurt.

The world's best wax is Sally Hansen Express Wax Hair Removal Kit. The wax is water rinsable which is A MUST. DO NOT buy wax that doesn't wash off with water because the other kind is just a horrible mess that never seems to go away (I still have a sticky spot on my bathroom floor from it). I buy it at Walgreen's and stocked up last week when I found out that it was on sale for $5 opposed to the normal $9.99; so I bought two boxes because I know I'll be needing it in the future.

As much as I love this girl for being Asian, this girl's such a noob: that is NOT the best way to put on wax. Look how goopy it is! Noob, you fail.

I've Been Tagged, Therefore I Must Obey

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Morgan Fairchild. Seriously, my dad liked the name. Otherwise, I would have been named Paula. Haha, now try to imagine that.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? In Seattle aka the worst trip ever.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I like it, although I wish my cursive was a bit more elegant.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Turkey!
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Um, no.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I'd have to get to know me first because I think I intimidate people from a first glance.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Sarcasm is like breathing.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yep.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I'd love to! But I don't think it would be the best for my back, so I'll probably try some other sort of "extreme activity."
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Oatmeal Squares
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Occasionally.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Very.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Coconut.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Teeth! Bad teeth = bad news.
15. RED OR PINK?
Red.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
Stomach.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Xtina, Bri, Alisha, Mishi & Allison! My roomies from Provo. :(
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Not really. I get a bit too many of these in my inbox and now apparently, in my blog. lol.
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
None. I feet tend to be nudists.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A vanilla protein shake that I opted to make with water instead of milk....it was a horrible idea.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The Animation Podcast. I'm such a nerd.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Tangerine.
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Very Sexy for Him 1 & 2, Chorine, Pumpkin Spice Candles
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My mom, yesterday, 11:54 p.m.
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Very much! She's such an awesome chica.
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Basketball. I love my Suns!
27. HAIR COLOR? Blonde
28. EYE COLOR? Green
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes. Unfortunately, I lost one of mine while I was golfing, so I'm contact-less until I make an effort to order more.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Cheesecake, lasagna, asparagus, steak
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy. I've yet to find a scary movie that I've found scary.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Newsies. What?! After the fireworks at the Dbacks game yesterday, my brother and I had an unresistable urge to watch Newsies in order to practice our New York accents.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
It's actually a blakc *NSYNC shirt from their Celebrity tour. Haha.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
SUMMER! I hate winter with an undying passion.
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Kisses.
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Cheesecake. Yum.
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? A person
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? A person with a life.
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
New Moon. I'm rereading the Twilight series to gear up for the release of BREAKING DAWN in less than a MONTH! I'm SO EXCITED!
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Pssh. Who uses those things. I'm on a Macbook, hence no mouse pad.
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
I didn't watch TV last night. But the night before...eh, nevermind.
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
What? That's a weird question.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
I guess Beatles.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietname (if just beat out Bejing for the farthest).
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I'm double jointed.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Mesa, AZ
47. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE WHERE WOULD IT BE?
On Survivor.

I tag: Chelsea, Xtina, Dana