Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dear Oakley Rodeo

Me and L.Rees - my rodeo coach (thanks for the invite)

I honestly can't fathom how I've gone 24 years without seeing a rodeo. On the 4th of July I attended the Oakley Rodeo (the creme de la creme of UT rodeos). Thank you to the riders, the bull tossing, the annoying filler entertainment, the rodeo girls, the fringe, the leather, the Wranglers, the belt buckles, the hats, the Yeehaws, the boots, the free red handkerchief, and the realization that my back just wouldn't quite cut it to compete. It was all wonderful. I wouldn't normally agree with Kid Rock, BUT I will admit to having a new desire to wanna be a cowboy...or at least date one.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dear Dark Knight...

...[aka the second installment of the reinvented Batman movies (thank you, thank you Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale)],

I'm very much looking forward to seeing you opening night - even though it's not the midnight showing, Friday night 7:10pm at the Century 16 theaters will be just as wonderful - I can feel it. And yes, I am one of those people who will buy tickets early to ensure a chance to see a GOOD movie (despite a coworker's remarks about how I didn't seem to be one of 'those people' who bought advance movie tickets - he obviously doesn't know me at all).

Photo courtesy of IMDB.com