Thursday, March 31, 2011

Are you a Jessica or Elizabeth?

I am a Jessica...I mean come on. I am a Jessica.

So Francine Pascal put out a new Sweet Valley book.

The first since 2003.

But who is counting?

I mean like 2 years ago I was teased with the prospect of a Sweet Valley High Movie.

But alas it never came to be.

So hopefully this will tide me over. I mean I doubt it will have a maniac trying to kill Jessica, an elopement, or Elizabeth killing Jessica's boyfriend in a car accident (a crime she was acquitted of).

But it will be a  peak into the Wakefield adult life.

 Come on Diablo Cody.....hurry up with that script.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday To....

My Sweetest Miss Boe

My fun cousin Traci of Silverlime fame

My loving boy Angelus
(who will celebrate tomorrow with Chick-fil-A and cupcakes)

Concert T-shirt Friday on Wednesday

This is me at prom in an Iron Maiden am pretty hard core


Yes I am an Iron Maiden fan.

They are in my top 6

Three favorite songs from The Maiden:

Charlotte the Harlot
Flight of Icarus
Wasted Years

I mean I could go on and on

Happy Wednesday

Love & Toast

So Miss and I ventured to Hip and Humble this week.

While there, I picked up this sweet number

Cute packaging, delicious to smell, perfect size for a purse makeup bag.

I used it this morning and I am hooked.

PLUS there is a little cutout of toast on the inside.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Know You're a Grown Up When......

You have a really great time at Homemaking.

Wait that is not what it is's called like weeknight womanly get together function.

Or something.

But I had a really great night with really great woman who I want to know better.

And I you can do that and woman will still like you.

You also know you are a grown up when you say the words "my joints hurt".


I will try anything once

So I tried this

I am currently doing the 30 Day Shred with Jillian...but I wanted more cardio

And since the new DDR does not come out until next Tuesday

I thought I would give this DVD a try

Here is the get a REALLY great workout.

But at what expense? 

You have to listen to Julianne

You have to listen to her make bird noises

You have to do a body roll...which I have issues with

There is one section called "Flaunt It" where she uses that word 128991455654 times

You have to remember she dates Ryan Seacrest

She makes you feel like doing crunches is dumb because you should get all the ab workout you need by dancing with her, and then that makes me think Jillian would hate her, and that makes me daydream about them getting into a fight.

I am not sure the the workout is worth it.


Last night at 11:45 I laid awake.

Here are some of the thoughts that went through my head:

I need to get up at 7:30 and shred
Tomorrow...VT, Homemaking
Wait it is not called Homemaking anymore...what is it called? 
I should have paid attention when they announced that at General Relief Society
HA HA chicken salad sandwiches
I need to get glasses tomorrow
Does she mind I am getting the orange too?
There comes a time when you realize that you are talked about behind your back by those you love
Don't keep things bottled up...just talk to me..even if you are mad
General Conference in Logan in a room decorated like the Taj Majal
I will need to shred in Logan
Why can't I body roll
Stupid Julianne
Ohhhh American Idol...why WHY would America vote off Casey and not Paul
I hate a lot
Don't start a purse line unless you are Gwen Stefani
Oh I love Gwen Stefani
I love ice cream
We have ice cream
Is it to late to have ice cream?
Ed roll over
I love my husband
Yeah I saw it on her blog months ago
She is angry and will not get over it....nice way to live life
Thought of a blog and shivered....too schmoopy

And that was the last thought I had before slumber


Monday, March 28, 2011


Happy Happy Birthday Lori!!!!

Lori is my Step-mom.....but I prefer second mom.

She is the kindest most charitable woman I know.

I am grateful to have her in my life.

I love you Lori!!!!

Happy Birthday!


So my dad is from a small town in Wyoming.

A lot of my family still lives there.

This past weekend was prom.

They have it in the gym and they decorate it themselves.

It was...amazing

The juniors are announced cotillion style

Christmas lights and paper lanterns 

This fountain has real goldfish in it....a delicate addition to this special night

All the juniors come out and for an entire song promenade around the gym.

Homemade stream with bridge....nice

Crown bearer Boe. She got to present the crown to the prom queen.

Honestly as I left that night I thought...that was endearing.

My prom was at a golf resort.

My prom queen was the sluttiest girl in school.

At this prom they gave the honor to a special needs girl.

I joke that I would never live anywhere that was not within 50 miles of a Nordstrom.

But things like this make me jealous of small towns.

Juicy Couture

So today I was browsing through the Neiman Marcus purse selection.

It seemed every 5th purse was a fuzzy Juicy bag.


I don't want to offend but....Juicy Couture makes me itch.

I cannot stand it.

I mean...

Fuzzy Purses
Fleece Tracksuits
Dog Clothes
Bling Bling Jeans
Gold Foiled T's


Awful. Just awful.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

20 Things

You should know about me

I am a music snob. I like what I like and and HEAVILY dislike what I do not like
I am not very girly, and I have girls not like me for it
I am loud sometimes
I cry VERY at commercials
My favorite color is
I love Arizona Basketball (GO WILDCATS), Chargers football, and I married into the Utes
I LOVE Disneyland. It is my happy place
I sing
I love to shop and I count Anthro, J Crew, Nordis, Urban, and Hot Topic as my faves
As stressful as it is, I love my job
I love TV....especially trash TV
I run out of hangers twice a month
I am stubborn
I want kids (which if you knew me two years ago is a miracle)
I love sushi
My favorite TV show of all time is Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I think of my bestie as family
I am a democrat AND a mormon
I drink my Diet Coke warm out of the can....bliss
I love eating out and I love a good bakery

I mean this may become a regular thing....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winner Winner

So Nordstrom gift card winner is #5 prcessmag.

Check out her blog here.

Congrats and until next months gift card...keep reading!!!

Thanks to all who entered!

Hurry Hurry

Today is the last day you can enter to win the $30 Nordstrom gift card.

I will be choosing a winner tonight after my hip hop class.

That's hip hop class.

Click here to find out how I can give you the gift card I am carrying around in my purse.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Strikes My Fancy

Sometimes things just strike my fancy.

They especially catch my fancy when I have a tiny shower that I have to share with boy stuff.

Monday, March 21, 2011

American Idol

So..lets talk American Idol.

I just have a few thoughts.


Last week I thought of a great drinking game (if I drank). Every time Randy Jackson name drops a band you drink. You would be wasted in minutes. I swear he is ALWAYS name dropping.

But on the other hand...if you don't know an artist don't let the world know Jennifer Lopez. I mean Ryan Adams is a pretty big deal.....he is engaged to Mandy Moore..oh now you know who he is.

*sigh* Paul McDonald. There has NEVER been a contestant I disliked more than this mess. I mean I want Sanjaya back. I cringe every time he sings. Like cannot stand him or his crazy dancy walk he does on stage. And AND if this is the way music is going....buh. her....hated the white pantsuit

Please refer to previous posts on Steven Tyler aka the new Paula. BUT fun fact...on my analytics one of my highest search phrases this month was "where can I buy the pink ruffled shirt Steven Tyler wore on American Idol". So whoever got to my post from that phrase.....Dillards.

No surprise that James Durbin is my fave. I am WAITING for some GNR. I mean Judas Priest? This guy is a keeper.

Ryan Seacrest is a tool.

I was a fan of country music back in the day. And let me tell you. Scotty holds his mic like a cowboy. It's funny.

Marc Anthony looks like skeletor.

You know you are old when Leann Rimes is featured on "who is your idol" night.

Colors of the Wind...enough said....wait one more thing...she had a feather in her hair...wait one more thing...I was in college when that song came out. 

Have you seen the SNL skit with the other two Black Eyed Peas? Priceless.

So there you have only take a drink when Randy name drops.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Look for me to be in Red and Blue tomorrow.

Go Wildcats!!!

New Hair

Here it is.

The debut of my new hair.

This could also work as Concert T-shirt Friday posted on a Saturday.

Rolling Stones

Top three favorite Stones tunes:

Paint it Black (in my list of top 20 songs of all time)
Sympathy for the Devil
Under My Thumb

or and I Can't Get No Satisfaction but only when Britney covers it.


Happy Saturday

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jessie J

I am a new fan.

Of Miss Jessie J

Heard her on Saturday Night Live and fell in love.

She is just enough trash and just enough soul.

Plus we have the same there is that

I Did It

I cut 8 inches off my hair

It is now a bob

A sleek non-utah bob.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today is Lucky For Me

Today on St.Patrick's day I was hoping for luck.

Boy did I find it!!!!

While waiting for a meeting today I went to Smiths.

I needed to...use the little girls room.

While there I decided to check out the culinary delights at their deli counter.

I decided on a box of pre-packaged sushi.

I went and sat at a table and THAT is when my luck began.

I got to overhear two workers discussing how the deli I HAD JUST BOUGHT FOOD FROM failed the quality review and THEN listened to them DEVISE a plan on how to CUT CLEANING CORNERS so they could pass next time. And how is was especially important for them to pass because this was the second time in a row they had failed. I literally stared at them with the face of  "I am right here and just purchased food from your deli"

As I finished I gathered my things and what do I hear??? A pirate over the loudspeaker trying to lure prospective "eaters" to the deli to try their new fish sandwich that is so so great because it has cheese on it. It went on forever with phrases like "walk the plank of delicious" and "a'hoy hungry maties"

As I walked out of the store I followed what I can imagine was a RAGING meth addict to his car. As he and his dad got in the dad yelled at his son to "buckle up". How about yelling "stop smoking meth"

So thank you Smiths for making my day so lucky.

Lucky indeed.

The Best Sugar Cookie

Look there are just some things I am an expert on.

Sugar Cookies is one of them.

I have tried them all...

Smart Cookie
The Chocolate
Anywhere else that is not in heaven ALTHOUGH I am sure these are in heaven


This is not a joke...this is the best thing EVER.

Melt in your mouth delicious.

Not to mention everything else there is perfection. 

Best bakery in Salt Lake hands down.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


It takes driving in the rain to realize...

your priorities are out of whack.

And sometimes the drive helps you reorganize your life.

And sometimes you cry a little thinking how you need to be better.

And sometimes it takes a night like this to realize what is important.

And sometimes you realize you are taking things for granted.

And that is when you prioritize.

And commit to doing better.

Here is to tomorrow.

A Giveaway

So Miss inspired me....

The play is over that means Saturdays with Bestie are back.

That means Nordi, Park City, Anthro...and wherever else we desire.

So come along with me (in spirit) because my giveaway this month is.....

$30 Gift Card to Nordi 
or Nordstrom to the layperson

I, of course, would like something in return

Become a follower or already be a follower
Blog about the giveaway
Refer a Friend
Have them comment and mention you

Each time you do the above and comment you are entered so the more you do the bigger your chance.

 Remember you MUST be a follower.

Winner announced March 23rd  

Good Luck!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

And While You Are There......

And when you win the ultimate Miss Giveaway

Buy me these.

It's only fair....I told you about it.

Miss Giveaway

Miss, Brooke and I went out tonight to celebrate my birthday.

Funny how our number at Blue Lemon was 34.

We laughed and joked and talked about serious things.

One of those things was the SWEET giveaway that Miss is having. 

It is the giveaway to end all giveaways.

A gift card to Anthro

Of course bestie rules apply.

So click here to enter.

And then tell me how great it was to win.

Weigh In

I am bored

I am getting my haircut on Friday and I am seriously considering this.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

And just like that......

The play is over.

This has been a long road for me.

Lots of laughing and lots of crying in my car on the way home from rehearsals.

I am grateful I had the opportunity to be in "Hairspray" and so grateful for the friends I made like:

Who came early to help her dance challenged counterpart and never complained

Who always told me I was doing good and laughed at my jokes

Who helped with the most stressful part of my night...the mic

Who made me laugh every night right before the curtain came up

Who was saddled with a "newbie" and was ever patient

For laughing with me during you can't stop the beat

For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine

For laughing so hard he cried when I told him my husband and I were having sex for my birthday

For being so kind to me

For giving me my one final terrifying moment on the bench

For putting my entire family under a love spell...they LOVE you

For being the captain of this post

For buying Lady Marmalade

For just smiling and taking all of our teasing

For remembering that dancing was hard for me and telling me I was doing a great job. Hooper in the house.

For showing me that me when I grow up I will be bitchin

For telling me I am like Pam...wait....actually I hated that

For "cut a bitch"

Mary Ann
For being a great mom who could have been in the council

For stealing the show every night

For giving me the chance

For being a patient teacher


For really being my shoulder to cry on. For being there through thick and thin and showing me the true meaning of teamwork. Ahhhh the laughs we had. Like remember that one time in the green room when we were all talking and stuff and you said that one funny thing? Priceless. I will miss you most of all.

I will miss you all.

Thank you for all you did.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

This is what happens....

at about 10:30 at night.

I sit on my computer messaging Miss and blogging

Ed falls asleep as does Angelus.

My sweet boys.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Oh Mike Starr

I rooted for you so hard core in Celebrity Rehab.

I was an AIC fan back in the day.

This makes me sad.

But I know you would want me to tell this story to lighten the mood.

So here it goes.

Let me set the my bosses office going over production schedule.

Me - Hey were you an AIC fan?
Boss - Yeah...
Me - Mike Starr died
Boss - Who?
Me - Original bassist from AIC...drug overdose
Boss - Sad
Me - Yeah...Alice in Chains.... not doing so hot
Boss - Well they will do ok, it's about the lead vocalist anyway, that is why they are successful.
Me - (check the calender to make sure it is not 1995)  uhh the original vocalist?
Boss - Yeah that is why they make good music.
Me - Uhh yeah well then AIC is really in trouble because Layne died like a decade ago
Boss - Oh...I was wondering why I have not heard anything from him.

RIP Mike Starr

We Are Parents

So it's official.

We are Utah parents.

We bought Angelus a Utah dog tag today.

Sweet boy is officially a Ute fan.

And kind of a spoiled jerk.

But that is neither here nor there.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


So I am now 34.

It turned out to be a pretty great day.

Thanks to pretty great people.

Thank you:

Ed Parker 
Whoever decorated my desk at work
Chani's girls
Aaron (for sharing the same birthday)
The WHOLE Hairspray cast (your thank you post is Saturday so be prepared)
Kim and her girls
My family for coming tonight
Mayli, Tori, and Zoe for making the moments before I went on brighter
Whoever thought of Barespray
Cydney for coming tonight
All the phone calls
All the emails
All the facebook shout outs

I love the people in my life.

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!

Birthday by Bestie

When I got up this morning I was 34.

I have actually been dreading this birthday.

Old, no kids, other things.

I was sad.

I got a call from my boss that we lost a pretty big project.

I was sad.

I finished getting ready and walked downstairs and saw all the snow outside.
I was sad.

I almost ran smack into a big box with my name on it....


Smart Cookies
MAC Lipstick

All from Miss

Who braved the snow on the day before she went out of town and tried for another plan that failed but she did not give up. 

Best Bestie Ever

Monday, March 7, 2011

Seperated at Birth


Steven Tyler and Paula Abdul have the same Mom and Dad.

Or drugs make people all look I look like them?

Plus they ACT alike.

Have you watched AI???? Steven is the new Paula.

He acts crazy
No one cares about his opinion
He thinks everyone is good
There is vodka and Vicoden in his Coke cup
There is a good chance he will sleep with a contestant

American Idol never strays from the formula

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I have three favorite quotes

"Keep Calm and Carry On" - Unknown British Civil Servant
"We just do it because that is what we do" - Miss
"It's called an illusion Michael, a trick is something a whore does for money" - Gob Bluth

I am teaching my girls one of them today...any guesses which one it's not?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Concerts far in 2011 I have three concerts on the lineup.

Would have been more but...

Adele chose May 29th
Tesla sold out
REO sold out
I just barely heard about the Country Mega Ticket

But the three I have are AMAZING

Eddie Money
The Lep

So Take me Home Tonight in my Rocket to my Teenage Dream

I am so clever

Friday, March 4, 2011

Concert T-Shirt Friday

*long bangs that cannot be cut until after hairspray and no*


So I usually put my top three songs here but I have FOUR Social D Shirts...

So today I will give you my favorite song from the new album

Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown

Honestly considering Social D does not put out albums often...they are all usually good.

But...this is REALLY good.

So...there you go.

Happy Friday

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It is about time

So the cast has been "announced" for the next Celebrity Rehab

And among the list is Heidi Montag for...shock...her addiction to painkillers

And AND I will bet Spencer makes an appearence with his ugly blonde pube beard

Who else is cast you say????


This is where it is at..but..if you must know...

Bai Ling
Michaele Salahi
Jeremy Jackson
Amy Fisher

Of course...anyone of them could back out. 


Hot friggin mess

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This is my word verification???

This better be damned good tomato soup 


*note: my dad is not in the picture but his finger is*

Remember how when you were little, and you were in a recital, how your whole family would come?

That happened to me this weekend as the whole Platts clan came to see me sing and dance.

Even my Dad, Lori and Catherine left sunny AZ to come see me.

It was SOOOO great!!!!

Who knew that jazz hands could bring a family together?


There are things in my life that make my blood boil.


People who stop traffic using a crosswalk and then take their sweet a time crossing like they own the road
Pepsi establishments
The MAC counter
The Gap
People who get irritated at me when I do not understand the technical jargon they are spewing at me
Girls that are 97 pounds who say they are fat
Girls who do shady things in the name of getting a boy and lose friends in the process 
People who read my blog but don't follow...I have analytics I know who you are
Teenagers at Hot Topic
People who do not think I am funny
People who do not take the time to get to know me...yet make judgements
Character shoes
Camille Grammer
The Denver Broncos
Paul McDonald
Being left out of fun girls outings and days and lunches and phone calls
Nickleback fans
Not having bestie Saturday
When sandwich places forget to hold the mayo and/or onions

Just to name a few

I have had a day