Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ugh.....and some ranting

I really couldn't think of a better title than that right now because I'm working on about 3 and a half hours of sleep. It would have been more, but I got cold in the night (seriously, who gets cold in the summer??? so weird) so I woke up and had to get warm, which took a bit, but I managed to fall back asleep for 45 minutes.

Yes, if you couldn't guess, I went to the midnight showing of Eclipse last night. So what? I like the series and I like movies, and yes, they are a bit (sometimes MORE than a bit) cheesy, hokey, and outright strange at moments, but I like them any way. I'd tell you about the film, but it's all mixing with my dreams right now...I'm pretty sure I enjoyed myself, but whether that's a product of the film itself or the company I was with, I don't know. I think it was both. I do remember being highly amused at some points, but then again, it was a midnight showing. Everything is funnier after midnight. What I remember of the movie, I really liked. I do know that I am going again, at least once more when I am fully awake. That's probably the best way to go anyway, but I kinda like the excitement of midnight showings.

What I do NOT enjoy about doing these midnight showings are the crazies that come out. I want to smack the lot of them. I saw some middle aged woman and her posse steal 4 seats from this woman who was trying to save them for her daughter and her friends. Granted, you're technically not SUPPOSED to save seats, but who honestly barrels through and says, "Well, we're here and they're not, so we're taking them"??? I wanted to turn around and be all "Are you kidding me right now?" but considering the woman was bigger than me, I just opted to mind my own business.
You know what else I find irritating, while I'm on a roll? People who come to a movie only to heckle it. If you hate it, leave. Don't come. Or come on a night when some poeple might not care. I'm not one of those little Twihard geeks, but I do like to be able to hear the movie and enjoy the experience of watching it without wishing I had a sock to stuff in the person's mouth. Yes, we've already established that it is cheesy and not going to be up for an Oscar, but that doesn't mean it's ok for you to come and criticize every single thing that you think is stupid or bad. I'm sure you have something better to do with your night. Do that instead and let me enjoy my movie.
And another thing: Stop asking questions during the movie! Chances are, your questions will be answered by the movie in due course! And more often than not, we're not going to know either, because, hey, it's our first time seeing it too!
Wow, I'm really going off here. I'm gonna step off my soapbox now and go find something else at work to keep me awake. Like work...that might be a good idea...

Monday, June 28, 2010


I think today is the most beautiful Monday ever.
Or maybe it's just me.
I went to the temple for the first time on Saturday, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Very few things even come close to it. There was such peace and joy, and it's carried over from that day, those precious moments, and I hope they stay with me for a long time. My brain feels like it's going to explode as it tries in vain to work everything out, and my heart feels like it's going to explode because it knows how good everything is.
I don't want to talk about it too much more, mostly because I'm not even sure what to say or what I think or anything, but there are two things I know very clearly. My Father in Heaven loves me and is proud of me, and I am who I was meant to be. In fact, I feel more myself now than I ever have before.
It was wonderful to be able to have my parents and my brother and sister-in-law there with me, and to have my second parents there as well. I feel so blessed to be surrounded with such great people! And so many others who knew what the experience would be for me and offered advice and counsel, and those who spoke with me after who knew how I had changed and offered their congratulations: thank you, all. It was just as wonderful as I had hoped it would be and more!
What a blessing the Gospel is in my life, and what an added blessing that I got to enter the House of the Lord.
Maybe today really is the most beautiful Monday ever.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Welcome, friends, to the new and much improved Becky Blog!
Hopefully this one will be much better than the last one, which was a bit here and there, but had some truly great moments. Sadly, a tragic accident led to the end of such greatness, but we move on and do the best we can in other spheres.
In this other sphere, I do hope we can all be great friends and share stories that will uplift, aid, and otherwise entertain, as I really have no idea what I can say that will uplift or aid, but I am quite sure that once or twice, you will be entertained.
So come one, come all! Share lots, share a little, share nothing and just creep on other people's lots or littles, it makes no difference to me.
Get ready for more rambling, more tales, and more hilarity, as I am quite sure that, like cheese and wine (though I have no knowledge of the latter), I only get better with age.
Let's hope I don't get moldy in the process...