Monday, March 27, 2006

"Objection! The way he moved his lips happened in one of my nightmares." -Brant, "Comic Frenzy"

Hiya friends! Decided on a little change of template. I've tried to do this several times before, and somehow couldn't manage to keep it this way. I think it'll stick this time. I also added a link to my friend Carrie's blog. She's fantastic...go read what she has to say about the world. (Hey Carrie, if you're reading this, you're fantastic. And hey, you were there for the story of the Lava Springs adventure, told later in this blog. Good times, friend.)
Just for the record, the day I discovered the hair similarities between John Lennon and myself was a pretty cool day.
So remember in my last entry how I decided that I'd throw unjustified guilt to the wind and have a great weekend anyway? Well, the moment I decided that, things got ridiculously fun. I decided that The Adventure of Saturday Night would be better told than written, so click to hear the story. (It was apparently longer than allotted for an audio post, so it's in two separate ones. But it's a great story.)
Lava Springs Adventure Part I
this is an audio post - click to play

Lava Springs Adventure Part II
this is an audio post - click to play

It was certainly a memorable weekend, and one that I look back on with fondness.
Sunday was tons of fun, because it was, at long last, the first Playmill meeting! I'm not even going to try to describe how much more excited I am about this summer. I think its reached an indescribable level. Indescribable...? Did I spell that right? Aw, screw it. Looks good to me.
We ended the night by heading into Rexburg and taking headshots and group photos, which took a long time but it was tons of fun. My favorite moments were as follows. The guys were taking their group photo and David Walker was sitting in the middle of the couch and they were all getting into place, etcetera, when 5-year-old Maggie yelled "David! Rip off your shirt!" It was fantastic! I love that kid. During the Merrill family portrait (Maggie's family, they own and run the Playmill), Maggie was being a goofball and we were all laughing, and Patti finally said "I think Roger and Heidi were drunk when they conceived her!" Another fabulous moment. And as every fabulous moment seems to also need an awkward counter-moment, there were a couple of those too. Jeff (my boyfriend...weird, still not used to saying that) is also going to Playmill this summer, so he was there for all of these goings-on. Our photographer Travis was arranging all of us for the big group picture of everyone, and as he was placing people, he said "Okay, let's see, we've got two married two (JD and Melissa), come and sit next to eachother over here two (Adam and Andrea), come sit opposite of them over here. And do we have two people dating? I saw someone holding hands earlier...oh, you (me) and you (Jeff), come sit next to eachother over here." Travis totally did it on purpose to make us feel awkward, but we were all laughing about it and went with it. Travis is an amazing photographer, and I can't wait to see how the shots turned out. As soon as they're up on the website, I'll put a link up.
Well, I've got a interview with the Rexburg Opinion Center today...wish me luck. I'm also in a directing final scene with a few friends, and I've got to be memorized by tomorrow, so I better go look that over.
To close, the immortal words of Douglas Adams on the logistics of time travel:

"The Encyclopedia Galactica has much to say on the theory and practice of time travel, most of which is incomprehensible to anyone who hasn't spent at least four lifetimes studying advanced hypermathematics, and since it was impossible to do this before time travel was invented, there is a certain amount of confusion as to how the idea was arrived at in the first place. One rationalization of this problem states that time travel was, by its very nature, discovered simultaneously at all periods of history, but this is clearly bunk.
The trouble is that a lot of history is now quite clearly bunk as well."

May God bless you in all of your endeavors! All of you inspire me. Until next time, this is Liz, saying good night, and good luck.


Liz-a-nator said...

Okay, so I'm the first to comment on my own entry, but I just noticed how incredibly crooked my nose is in that picture. How astonishing.

Ella said...

Liz you are crazy! I love and miss you tons! Call me sometime.

Carrie Lynn said...

oh Liz. I'm afraid I'm so new to this blog thing that I can't figure out how to add your blog as a link on mine. I hate technology (or... it hates me). I wrote about our lava adventure (again- i couldn't figure out this audio post magic) but I don't think I did it justice. I love you like a fat kid loves cake.

isha said...

I NEED Loch Lomond!!!!!!!!!!
I can't sleep and it's been driving me nuts!!!!!! gah! !1!!! !!!! 1! 11111! !!!!!!! help!!!!!!!

Willie Z said...

Dear Liz,

I'm your #1 audioblog fan. Seriously. It's one thing to read your stories, but it's another to hear them from you in person. High-fives to you.

If it were me I'd have taken a picture of the security guard (with the flash on to blind him) and then bolted for the door. Take that! Ha!

Beckah said...

I like Willie's idea. Sounds like something I would do. Or I'd jump onto a roulette table or something and start flinging chips everywhere. Anyway, I love to hear your voice! We should talk sometime cause I have things to tell you. Love you lots!