Friday, November 18, 2011

I found it!

Here is the clip from this mornings Regis and Kelly show!  thank you YouTube :)

I adore Regis Philbin

Today was Regis Philbin's last show on morning television.  The audience was filled with top ranked celebrities, Donald Trump even showed up to the final show.  Regis received the key to New York City from the major and watched several tribute clips.  My favorite was by far 995, 600 minutes that the producers wrote and the cast of RENT performed.  Regis has spend almost a million minutes on air with us every single morning, entertaining us with his laughter, out of control enthusiasm, and making people feel as if they were special and could really do anything they wanted.  My second favorite clip was Being Regis!  all of the many impressions celebrities have of him- it was hilarious.  The hand gestures, the voice, the charismatic personality it was all on point! 

I remember growing up with Regis; I loved days where I stayed home and watched him and Kathy Lee in the mornings and then Regis and Kelly.  No matter how sick I was, bummed to be snowed in, or just not happy about being up early- Regis always made me smile and chuckle!  Do you remember when Regis was on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? wearing silky ties against dark shirts and then a couple months later, silky bright colored ties were all the rage?  I do; the man is a true icon.  Positivity, charm, character, loving, and most of all - he really seems to care about those around him and loves what he did for almost 50 years. 

I hope you had a chance to watch his final show.  If not, wait  awhile and YouTube it; you won't be disappointed!  All I know is whoever they get to replace him has very large shoes to fill, but I'm they will end up warming America's hearts every morning just as Regis did.  I wish I could find a clip of the song 995,600 minutes but I'm assuming no one has posted it yet so I'll leave you with another song the show used to express our (the fans) love for Regis over the years....enjoy. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We all have weakness in life, whether it be for shoes, cars, actual body weakness; we all have it.  The thing about weaknesses some of them aren't that bad, others you need to learn how to walk away from.  When it comes to my weaknesses it is very hard to say no, but I'm getting much better with moderation!  Here's my question about weaknesses: can they be classified as vices?  If so here is a list of mine!

  • Popcorn
  • Sweatpants
  • Dirty rap Sultry R & B music
  • Victoria Secret
  • Diet Coke with Lime and Diet Mountain Dew
  • Boys Men with ribcage tattoos
  • Wicked awesome nail polish
  • Kringla & lefse
  • Laughter and great smiles
  • Quotes
  • Fast Cars
  • Dancing
  • My Friends

    I'm pretty sure no matter what my mood or how busy I get, I will always enjoy love have a hard time turning down the things on this list!

      Monday, November 14, 2011

      Bowling Shark, Adult Beverages, Laughter...

      This weekend I traveled north to Fort Collins, it was time to get my hair did, celebrate my friends birthday, see my FoCo family, meet with a great mentor, and just spend time with some great friends!  The weekend was the needed refresher that I needed; packed with fun, laughter, and adult beverages.  It always amazes me how great it feels to go back and's nice being missed.  On the other hand it is also very odd to go back and visit; sometimes the saying, "you can't go back to the way things were, some things will never be the same" couldn't be more true.  What will never be the same?  Some of my relationships with people in FoCo and how I feel about the town.  My relationship with FoCo has always been love/hate but then again I feel that is fairly typical when you are in college.  What makes FoCo so great is the people; once they move away, will it be the same?  Probably not; FoCo will have lost its luster, its heart if you will. 

      My weekend started and ended out the best I knew how, spending time in the CAHS computer labs! Yes, you read that right; I started and ended my weekend doing homework.  Printing off articles for papers I need to write and helping a friend write an amazing persuasive speech.  I had the privilege of attending CSU dance recital-love loved this, went out on the town, had drinks and dinner with friends, and even went bowling!  Friday night, I went bowling with the boys in addition to some fabulous ladies.  haha I normally don't do well bowling, I'm lucky if I break 100!  Not this weekend, I owned that game!  I bowled a 147, started out the game with 2 strikes and ended it with 3 strikes in the last frame!!  The guys thought I was trying to hustle them, and if the bet is upheld I should have Rockies season tickets coming my way. haha I doubt I'll ever see those tickets but it was still great to beat the boys :) ...with love from FoCo...

      Tuesday, November 8, 2011

      Humbling experience

      I forgot how much dancing makes me happy...
      Today was an average day, I went to class, the gym, Starbucks, and had dinner with a friend.  So what was different about this day; my thought process.  Instead of my lack of moderation, I can do I want attitude; I tried to take things slow at the gym and have a good time.  Why the sudden change?  Which prolly won't last much longer than I can tolerate Christmas music. Welp last week I went to the chiropractor- long story short my body was outta hand and I needed to take at least 3-4 days off to give it a rest.  Today, I woke up pretty sore and stiff a little more than usual but nothing out of the ordinary so I decided that I would give the gym a go.

      Today was a "long" gym day haha. I was there around 3 hours, dinking around, practicing happiness and moderation.  I stretched, did ballet warm ups, danced, dinked around, walked, elliptical, swam, and sat in the sauna.  I know what you are thinking so where is this humbling experience or why is this blog post titled that.  Here's why...during the swimming portion of my day I really could notice and feel my loss of strength in my upper body.  I realize I don't/can't do a lot with my upper body and the doctor told me my weaknesses were going to get worse but it never really sank in before.  My arms felt like lead and jell-o simultaneously and it was hard to breath (seriously?? how old am I?!)...but hey silver lining- I'm still alive!

      All joking aside; it really did affect me emotionally, enough for a friend to notice at least.  I knew my pain and weakness would get worse, but I like to think I can still do everything I want without consequence.  Definitely was humbled today by my body; it's funny you think you are in control of your lifestyle but if your body isn't ready for it or can't do something haha you'll find out real quick and pay the price.  I guess it is taking longer than I expected to fully grasp everything.  No one gives you a road map or a solutions manual for living with chronic pain; I suppose it just takes time to figure it all out and truly be okay with it.        

      "Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn't take a day, it takes lots of little skips to be able to break free of your broken self."

      Monday, November 7, 2011

      Starbucks & Bookstores

      Lately, I've been studying at a Starbucks connected to a Barnes and Noble.  It's pretty nice, stays open late, always had people studying, chatting, reading, and has a decent amount of electrical outlets.  The thing I've noticed the most since I've been hanging out here, the amount of people that come to Barnes and Noble and just read books or magazines but don't actually buy them.  It never fails, people are always hanging out there.  Did I miss the memo is Barnes and Noble the new hang out of singles and older aged individuals?  Should I start hanging out there; start "reading" books that make me seem deep and intellectual?

      Tuesday, November 1, 2011

      Halloween Weekend

      I love Halloween, it is fun to get dressed up, walk run between houses collecting candy with your friends, making popcorn balls and candy grab bags, and watch scary movies.  I remember growing up I never missed a year!  Every year my friend and I would have our annual scream fest where we watched all the Scream movies and even a few other scary movies; I even trick or treated until I graduated high school!  Halloween was always a carefree holiday and isn't that what the holidays are all about? 

      This year I dressed up as Pebbles from the Flintstones; it was so much fun!  I had a great time making my costume and it was quite the adventure being a red head.  I'm a natural brunette who has a fabulous time.  I've been a blonde (boy did I look awful!!)  granted I was in middle school at the time but I'm going to say brunette totally trumps the blonde; but what about the red head for 2 days?  I had a great time, they may have the best time, sassy, quick witted and one of a kind (you know red hair is a disappearing trait/gene!)...Note: couldn't decide what shorts to wear; but I decided on the bright blue ones! Here are some of the epic pictures from the night!

      Panda Gladiator Anyone?
      Solid Gladiator costume that Mel and I whipped up.
      Mel was definitely the brains behind the vision!

      I also dressed up as a kitty cat on Monday and handed out candy to the trick or treaters with my roommates.  We all threw together costumes and had a great time-most of the things came from my closet haha it was fun to do something together!  Mike was a marathon runner (he had just gotten back from the gym), Cassie was the Christmas spirit - 1980's style in a sweet ugly sweater!