Thursday, February 24


Musicals might be the most wonderful thing. Growing up I would watch The Sound of Music, the play version of Peter Pan, and Singing in the Rain as often as my family would let me. I was mesmerized by Camelot and my love for Richard Harris began. I liked South Pacific, The Music Man, and especially my grandfather singing along with Fiddler on the Roof. When I was at BYU best show I saw was a musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie. I also saw Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Newies for the first time while at BYU. Then there are Disney movies which are basically musicals (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, all the classic cartoons) and I've seen Broadway touring The Lion King twice, andThe Phantom of the Opera. It is cheesy but completely true: I love musicals!
Recently, I was introduced to another musical Into the Woods and in a couple months I'm going to see Wicked :] at the IMB Performing Arts Center (aka the Opera House). This past week while Kelli was in town I was on a musical music kick. Kelmo I'm sorry I got them stuck in your head listening to the same dozen songs over and over again. But the kiddos really seem to enjoy them as well, and Alex will try to sing along to several of them and its like the best thing ever with his hard-of-hearing-three-year-old speech impediment.
Anyways I thought I would share my love with ya all. So below is a list of some of my all time favorite musical songs. Enjoy these nasty earworms :))

Beauty and the Beast, If I Can't Love Her (Beauty and the Beast)
Camelot (Camelot)
All that Jazz (Chicago)
Finale, Agony, Agony Reprise (Into the Woods)
I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
The Circle of Life (The Lion King)
Chim Chim Cher-ee, Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
Oklahoma, Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahoma)
The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
I Won't Grow Up (Peter Pan the Musical)
Maria, Something Good, Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)
Singin in the Rain, Good Morning, Moses (Singin' in the Rain)
You'll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)
Gimme Gimme (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Popular, For Good (Wicked)
Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Go the Distance (Disney's Hercules)
Kiss the Girl, Part of Your World (Disney's The Little Mermaid)
Once Upon a Dream (Disney's Sleeping Beauty)
Blue Hair by Joe Iconis

What you think of my list?  Also, If you have any musical songs you think I should listen to, prease prease lemme know! Thanks! :))

Monday, February 21

Laundromat Kwik Wash Laundries

I love southern hick similes. I just do, there is no real reason why. I used to think that I would never be able to come up with one myself, but tis not so. I guess the South is rubbing off on me because I stepped out side the other day and thought It’s as humid as a Laundromat in San Antonio.” And I’ll tell you what they are bloody hot and humid.
Today, I went to a Laundromat. Not because I have to, The Collins have a perfectly good set washer and dyer, rather I had about 6 loads to get done and I wanted them to get done all at once. I got today off and I just didn’t want to spend it at home doing laundry all day. So instead I sat in the moist, hot, chemical filled air Laundromat, for a few hours and got on with my Monday. 
Shout out to the most wonderful older couple, I briefly encountered there. They were so kind and could tell I was new to the Kwik Wash ways, and they kindly guided me on what to do and informed me when a sock of mine strayed away from my loads and when I didn't get all my change of the cash machine and even gave me their dyer with half the time left. They smiled and kindly and simply helped me through this process, they were like my fairy Laundromat-parents. I am really grateful for all they did for me over the course of a few hours and I hope that my smiles and thanks conveyed that to them. 

Sunday, February 13

Happy Birthday Darb!

Ok...So...It has been awhile since I have published a post. I promise that I have some started, but life has been a bit crazy as of late (flu, blind date, chillin with friends, "snow day," etc.) and I just haven't figured out the time to finish them. I hope you enjoy this short and sweet post.
Today is my brother's birthday, I ate some cake with my bear hand in his honor. Gosh I miss that kid. Fortunately, I get to see my family in a couple months. Which reminds me you don't know about my super awesome good news..drum two months I'm going to Hawaii!! And my family is going too. :) I got 5 days off from the nannying gig and booked the flights. Hawaii here I come! I can't wait! I hope all your lives are as swell as mine, especially swell today for my bro.

Little Brother

Bradley Earl Thompson
Turned 19 Today!!

To: Darb, 
I wish I could have been there for your b-day dinner; I heard your birthday pie was wonderful and it was gobbled up. I hope you like your present. ;) See you in Hawaii. 
Affectionately: Poopface