Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Social 69

1.    What is your dream job?
I would love to be a Music Supervisor for a Film Company
A music supervisor handles the process of choosing, negotiating, and incorporating pieces of music into visual media (such as a television show or movie), acting as a liaison between the creative and business ends of this processThis position is most active within media based industries, including live events, television, film, advertising, theatre, and video gaming. 

If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
I honestly would probably still want to work to keep myself busy. If I had the money though I would travel like crazy, go to plays, musicals, and concerts, and possibly take up music lessons again. 

3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
I have a Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology and I am working on another degree in Elementary Education so I can teach school. My advice would be to get as much experience as you possibly can while you are still in school. Go volunteer, shadow, find an internship. It’ll look great on your resume when you graduate and look for a job.

4. What would be your ideal "just for fun" job?
I enjoy making video scrapbooks. I wouldn’t mind working on videos for graduation, weddings, and anniversaries.
Or I would work at Barnes and Noble. 

5. What was your first "real" job?

My first real job is the bank where I am still working. I’ve been there for over 6 years. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Favorite Things of the Week #15

First, I found one of my new favorite animals. Tree Kangaroos. How cute are they?

First pictures from the set of Into the Woods. This is The Baker’s Wife, Cinderella and her Prince, and the Witch.

I got to see my niece's piano Recital.

I finished this book and really enjoyed it.

This Video Every Girl should watch. 

My shows are back! I love fall tv premieres.

This Video because its so cute. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Rules I Am Willing to Break

One-I will sing along with the radio, Ipod, CD, or whatever is playing in the car. I know some people find it annoying but if I know the words and can rock out and have fun, I am going to. Most of the time I am by myself in my car so I don't have to worry about anybody else ha ah.

Two-Right Hand Turn Arrows. I'm not not sure what the point of these are. If I see a right hand turn arrow and its red, I am treating it like a normal red light. If I see no cars or pedestrians in my way, I am going to run. Does anybody else think these are silly?

Three-I will go to movies by myself.  I am comfortable enough to go alone if it is a movie I've been dying to see.  I have cut down on this because of a weird encounter with another creepy guy at a movie theater. That will a topic for a later post. And on a related note. I have no problem bringing my own candy and snacks to the movie. Their prices are ridiculous. 

Four-If I make cookies, I am totally eating the raw dough. I Its delicious. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Hurricane Strikes Again-adventures in buying tickets.

So this weekend I’ve had what I call a “hurricane” moment. My sister calls me hurricane Hillary because destruction usually follows me no matter where I am. It’s not always destruction. Sometimes things that happen to me are just strange, and sometimes it’s just plain bad luck.

When it comes to boys, there was the time I was set up with this kid that was 6’6. I’m 5’2. That wasn’t awkward feeling like a 2 year old next to him.
My favorite story of all time was 30ish year old that saw me and work and had his mother call to see if I was single. It’s a great story. You need to read both parts.

There was also the time that I somehow ended up with 11 extra tickets to Wicked. What?! That involved tickets being limited to 6 per purchaser, two people trying to get them and technology on my phone failing. It’s a long story. Luckily I charmed the employee at the box office enough over the phone that they refunded half of the purchase. I only had to sell 6 tickets.

This weekend I went to see my roommate perform in this show at Brigham Young University. It’s called Evidance. All of the dance groups on campus perform including the folk dance ensemble, the ballroom team, the ballet company, the contemporary dance team. It’s actually a very fun show with a lot of variety, despite all the performers being dancers. Anyway, my trouble started the day I bought the tickets. I purchased the tickets and when opted to have a copy sent via email so that I could print them at home. I looked at the tickets and I had somehow purchased them for a Saturday matinee, not Friday night like I’d intended. So I had to call the box office again and have them switch my tickets to the right day.

 Then the night of the performance I realized that my printer was out of ink. I had to make trip to the library to use their printer to get my tickets, and this was a 15-20 minute drive each way. The show started at 7:30. On my way back from the library I was panicking. I was supposed to meet my friend at the theatre on campus and I didn’t arrive until 7:22 or something like that. So we go into the theatre. We are on time and everything is great. I look at our tickets and we are on row D in seats 26 and 27. So we find our seats and on seat 26 there is a sign that says, this chair is reserved for patrons who are Hard of Hearing. At this point I am thinking, What the heck! I am determined to enjoy our seats that are nice and close to the stage, so I tell my friend just to put the sign under her chair. We’ll ignore it.

Just as the light go down and the show is starting, an usher comes up to us and asks us if seat D26 is printed on our tickets. We say yes, but he asks us to follow him out into the hall. Apparently D26 is not reserved for hard of hearing but it was reserved for a cast member. Someone in the cast was supposed to sit in D26 and then pretend to be called up out of the audience during the performance. So the usher asks us to move further back into new seats on Row M.  9 rows back. I was just so surprised that I paid for my tickets, I paid for seat on row D and they still made my friend and I move. I have never had that happen before. 

The performance was still great, but it just proves that life is always an adventure when I’m around. Anything that could go wrong usually will.

I was actually pretty upset until I had a customer call at work. He was on a road trip, stranded and desperate. . He left his debit card in Kansas and ended up in Colorado before he realized his card was gone. He had no other cash or credit cards on him, just his check book. Then I thought, I guess having to  move seats was not that big of a deal, right?

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunday Social 68

1.  What is your favorite handbag you've ever owned?
It wasn’t actually mine but my sister let me borrow her Luella Bartley bag for awhile.

2. What is your dream handbag you lust over?
This Kate Spade

3. What are the daily essentials in your purse or work bag?
Wallet, keys, phone, Ipod, and reading material.

4. What's in your purse (with pictures)?

Checkbook and wallet that is broken

Books and Magazine to read.

Gum and Treats

  My Dinosaur Ipod Classic

Friday, September 20, 2013

Picks of the Week #14

1) White House Down. I got to go see this last Saturday night at the dollar theatre. I loved it. The plots not very realist but it is exciting to watch, it’s got great action, and there are so many funny parts. Check it out people.

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2) Are you sick of me talking about Hunter Hayes yet? Sorry but here comes some more. He did a live chat Monday. Love him. 

3)I got my assignment for my student teaching. I’m teaching 6th graders. I’m excited but very scared. And if I’m being honest…

4)Let’s Talk Frank Abagnale. Frank William Abagnale, Jr. is an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, impostor, and escape artistThe book, movie, and broadway play are based on his life. As is the tv show White Collar. This is a speech he just gave recently and it is funny, interesting, sweet, and inspiring. 30 minutes well spent indeed.

5) AKNU auditions on X Factor -was that I smile I saw Simon Cowell?

6)True Words. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

You Learn Something New Everyday

Contrary to popular belief I do not know everything.  I’ve learned a few new things this past week.

 You know how you use certain words and you know their connotation and general meaning but can’t give them a precise definition. For me one of those words is scraggly. So I decided to look up what scraggly actually means this week. Scraggly means something is irregular in form or growth.  Scraggly describes anything that is uneven, ragged, untidy, or unkempt.  This dog is 

Cee Lo Green was part of the duo behind Gnarls Barkley, who brought us the catchy song Crazy. I don’t know where I’ve been living, but I had no idea.

I can’t write straight without lined papers. I think it’s a physical impossibility.

It’s possible to balance a broom on its bristles.

I have a chocolate problem. Okay, just kidding. I already knew that.

And have you heard of making a flubber like substance when you mix water and cornstarch.  Have you seen this? You can walk on the stuff! Its super weird but very interesting.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BMW Nostalgia

Okay you guys. I absolutely love Boy Meets World. I am  completely excited for the spin off Girl Meets World. I just found out it will be airing in January! Any other fans out there? 

  Now to keep with the Boy Meets World theme, here are some classic life lessons from the smartest guy on t.v. Mr. Feeny. 

1)   Don’t judge a book by its cover

2)  It doesn’t matter what people think of you

3)  Don’t take the easy way out.

4)  Things Don’t Always Happen for a Reason

5)  Don’t Take Things For Granted

6)  Face Your Fears

7)  Love Conquers All

8)  Friends Can Be Family Too

9)  Follow Your Heart

10)                New Relationships Take Time To Form

11) When You Find Someone You Love, Never Let Them Go.

12)                Sometimes The Hardest Things and the Right Things Are the Same.

13)                You don’t need to abide by the media’s portrayal of “beautiful.”

14)                You Don’t Always Have to Keep Your Cool.

15)                Don’t Be Afraid to Make a Big Life Change

 And of course, this…


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Social 67

1.  What is the name of your blog?
My Blog is called the Drastic Fantastic. I picked this name for two reasons. First it describes that karma that seems to surround me. I have a lot of unfortunate/bad luck, whatever you want to call it, happen to me on a regular basis. When this bad luck does strike it does so in a grand ,and dramatic fashion. It’s kind of a running joke. Trouble and disaster seem to follow me and my family thinks it’s funny. Car problems, my Ipod getting stolen, or flooding in my apartment, you name it I’ve probably experienced it. There’s a reason my sister calls me “Hurricane Hillary.”

2.  What do you love most about blogging?
I love getting so excited and passionate about something that I just have to share it. I also love taking the time to gather my thoughts and write them down even if they aren’t articulated particularly well.

3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging just to keep a journal of fun or meaningful experiences for myself.  It was a quick way to write about what’s happening to me and store pictures.

3.  What is something you'd want to tell someone just starting out in the blog world?
Blog about what you love. Keep a notebook or something handy. Whenever you have an interesting thought or idea for a blog post, write it down. There’s nothing worse than sitting down at the computer and having writer’s block. Don't stress over numbers (comments, followers, etc.)
5. Biggest blogging learning experience you've had?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, you never know who might be looking for a blog like yours. If you find a blog you really love or that you want to follow, don’t be afraid to let them know. Leave a comment. You never know who return the favor and stop by your blog.

6. What are three blogs you love?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Favorite Picks of the Week #13

Redesigned cover art for the Harry Potter Series. I think these look awesome. And when they are all together, the spines form a picture of Hogwarts.

Take 5. I don’t know why I have never tried these before. They are so delicious. Chocolate, pretzels, peanut butter. What’s not to love?

The X Factor started and I missed the pilot. Dang it. I have a weak spot for these reality competitions. So I will definitely be tuning in next week.

The Goldbergs. Hulu just aired the pilot of this new t.v. show early. I thought it was pretty dang funny. To give you a little bit of an idea I’d say it’s a mix of Modern Family and the Wonder Years.

Pretty in Paris Lotion You can find it at Walmart and its not very expensive at all. It moisturizes and it smells great. At least I think so. Just imagine the combination of jasmine, clementine, and vanilla. 

Once Upon a Time Season 3 Trailer. OMG-Little Mermaid. I'm dying.