Friday, September 18, 2009

Why Is It Monkeys and Not Monkies?

And really, why moose (plural) and not meese? Or at least mooses? Weird.

I'm linking up to Motherboard today for Randoms and Tunes, FYI.

*I went to the State Fair Wednesday night for the sole purpose of going on the Yellow Slide. LOVE that thing.

That's me with my cousins, Hilary and Garret. Also known as Celery and G$. At least in my phone.

*When people start to say the word "BBQ" I always think they're going to say my name. Kinda bugs. One time I convinced a boy that my middle name was "Q." Just Q---it didn't stand for anything. And that my family called me Barbie Q. He was mad when I told him the truth.

*I made some other boys mad when I told them that I had grown up in England and moved here when I was 16. Apparently my accent is THAT good that they'd believe me. They were angry when I told them I was joking.

*My old roommate, Emily, and I used to watch "What Not to Wear" together all the time. (We also watched awesome things like Biggest Loser, Laguna Beach, What I Like About You, She's the Man...I'm sure we did other things besides watch TV but I can't think of what right now). Anyway, we worked together and there were some issues with the dress code---so we shot a professional video of "What Not to Wear: BYU Independent Study Version." It was awesome. She was Clinton and I was Stacey...as far as our attitudes. Anyway, it's probly the coolest thing anyone has ever done at the place. And our kind-of supervisor TOTALLY took credit for it when it was finished. Said it was her idea, what she had done to work on it...let me tell you, she did NOTHING other than give her permission for us to work on it during our regular shift. I was angry---but also really passive so I never confronted her and her name is listed as Executive Producer. Lame. Whatever though, the video is still AMAZING. They should consider using it on the real show. Maybe I'll write TLC...

*I drank three 16 oz. glasses of water between 8 am and 11 am today. Hasn't made for the most comfortable work day. Just sayin.

TUNES:
1. I Can't Smile Without You-Barry Manilow
2. Within You-Ray Lamontagne
3. Over the Rainbow-Eva Cassidy
4. Honk and Wave-Limbeck
5. Forget the Flowers-Wilco
6. Be Calm-Fun.
7. Somday-John Legend
8. All Will Be Well-Gave Dixon Band
9. I Was Made For You-Rivers Cuomo
10. Stand out-A Goofy Movie

Those are all on my playlist at the bottom of the blog if you wanna check them out. And really, you should want to.

30 comments:

Shauna said...

I love the picture :)

JD said...

ah, the "what not to wear" video... another example of being entitled to random appearances in media in the name of "equality for minorities."

sara said...

I want to see the video...

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Aww the state fair. Good time!! Is it just me or does the state fair sometimes seem a little ghetto?? And I agree...the English language is crazy!

Kristina P. said...

I am going to the State Fair tonight for the sole purpose of eating as much fried food as possible.

Machen family said...

Love the random facts. My maiden name is Shupe, and it's always been the joke in our family that they wanted to call my brother Campbell...mm mm good.

Machen family said...

and when I say "they" I mean my parents.

Erin said...

I've never heard of a couple of those songs. I'm definitely going to have to look them up.

Adam & Lisa said...

Yay for fairs!!!

charrette said...

I totally want to see your BYU What Not TO Wear video! You have to figure out a way to post it!

Youngblood4ever said...

fabulous randomness!

Kazzy said...

I think every single state and county fair is kind of slimy/carny-like, but that didn't stop us from going every year when I was a kid!

What do I have to do to see the video? I think Stacy and Clinton border on genius, and I am sure you nailed it!

April said...

LOL! And you think you are shy....ok, except for the part where you wouldn't confront your supervisor! You crack me up!

Smart Helm said...

This was a really funny post. You have a funny sense of humor. So impressed with ur accent skills as everything I ever try turns out sounding spanish(growing up in NM will do that to you).

I also would like 2 see the video. Is it on You tube? :-) hee hee

Page said...

ok, in response to the title of this post, you should read this: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/us/30rondthaler.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries

e. said...

Amen, sista! You-know-who had NOTHING to do with that d*(& video. NOTHING. Josh and Rachael had more to do with it than she did. Err, I'm going to go stomp around for a while.

Debbie said...

You crack me up! I love your randomness.

Rachel Sue said...

So do you think the video is available somewhere on Youtube? Because I'm curious.

Apparently the boys you hang out with are a little too sensitive. . . Although I think it's cool that you have that good of an accent.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I love your randomness. So very like my own!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Speaking of England you gotta read this in that accent:
"Did that yellow slide hurt your bum?" No but really, did it?

Ah BYU IS. I'd love to see that video. Can you show us?? Do you still work there?

Motherboard said...

Barry Manilow? Bah-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

You rock!

LisAway said...

Ugh! I'm so mad for you that someone else took the credit. How annoying. But I'd love to see it, too!

Don't drown yourself!

Hoggards said...

You're so funny Barbs. I miss you! I still have some jam for you! :)
And P.S. My mom totally says BarbaraQ when she means bbq. She's funny and we always make fun of her for it!

rychelle said...

video! video! video! video! video!

(that's me, demanding you post the what not to wear video!)

(obviously)

annie valentine said...

Did you see tonight's show? Shay is The Biggest Hypocrite.

JennyMac said...

Cute pic. How does one get the nickname "celery"? LOL.

Love the playlist. I am a big fan of Ray Lamontagne (and seeing him next month). He is awesome in concert!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Okay fun playlist!

I've NEVER been on the yellow slide, I was always to tall. I kid I kid, I never knew about it!

I would say sue the manager...but its BYU...hmmmmm doesn't that break our code of honor?

Anyway I LOVE "what not to wear" I want to see that video!

And I lied about living in England also only I never let them know I was joking. I weighed heavily on my mind until my baptism :)

Jennifer said...

LMBO @ your water comment! Tell me about it! I can't even hold in half a cup of water for 1 minute before I'm running to the bathroom praying I make it in time! ;-)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Clinton and Stacey are the best! I do feel bad for the people who have never seen the show and don't know what they are getting into. They seem so offended when they are mocked. If it were me, I would be on the floor laughing. I might cry when I got home but I would get it, you know? I think they are secretly total marshmallows.

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Hey Hilary, you have an amazing gorgeous look in that picture. I would like more of these pictures to be posted, mainly if Hilary is there.