Monday, August 18, 2008


This is the DOPEST Olympic commercial on the air! If you haven't seen this commercial then you are missing out and I highly encourage you to watch this. Seriously, every time I watch it I get goosebumps. Marvin Gaye singing The Star Bangled Banner is classic and so smooth. U-S-A!!! Any huge fan of the olympic coverage and Michael Phelps should stop reading now. Don't be mad if you are still reading because you were forewarned! I am amazed at Michael Phelps and that he was able to accomplish his goal of eight gold medals. I'm not hatin' on him for that, but more irritated with the media and there complete obsession with him. Weren't there three other swimmers on each of the relay teams that helped to make his eight gold medal dream a reality? What about Dana Torres and winning a silver medal at the age of 41? What about Nastia Luikin and Shawn Johnson winning the gold and silver medal in gymnastics all around? The first time the USA has ever done that. I understand that Phelps just made olympic history, however aren't there a lot of other athletes that have worked hard and waited a long time to accomplish there goals in representing our country and trying to bring a medal home. Now there stories are being pushed to the back pages and out of the spotlight. What ever happened to a fair and balanced media...oh I forgot we haven't had that for a long time.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

ReALiTy TV ObSeSsioN

Hi my name is Alisa and I am addicted to reality tv! Okay so I know I have an addiction and that is the first step right. Well, the show that I have grown to love is So You Think You Can Dance and am so happy that Joshua won! The channel that helps to feed my addiction the most would definitely have to be Bravo! My latest addiction has been the show Flipping Out. Love it and all the people on it. I love seeing all the renevations and the transformations made with each piece of real estate. Let me be honest though that the main reason that I watch that show is the drama! Who else brings more drama then the biggest diva on that show....Jeff Lewis. He reminds me of an old boss of mine that shall remain nameless. Screw that...his name was James Davenport and he made my life a living HELL. He wrongfully fired me, but oh well I got a fat settlement from him...hahaha suck it James! Anyways Jeff is funnier then James ever was. My other show that I became addicted to was Real Housewives of New York City. These lady's have way too much time and money. My favorite lady had to be Ramona. She is such a crazy! I love cooking shows and Top Chef is definitely my favorite cooking reality show. I love how intense each contestant is about food and how creative they all are. Project Runway is by far my favorite. I can only wish that I could be that talented and created to go into a grocery store and make an amazing outfit. I wish that Tim Gunn could tell me to make it work!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


I have been pretty busy this summer. My family went up to Utah for a little over two weeks. It was fun just being up there and spending time with all of my family. While we were up there we took Devin to the MTC. That wasn't that fun, but I know that he is loving being out in Portland, OR. Jennica was able to come out to Utah from Seattle while we were there which was so fun since I haven't seen her forever. I also went with her to her ultrasound so I got to see my little nephew and hear his heartbeat. That has to be the coolest thing ever. My mom's side of her family had there family reunion while we were there so we got to see everyone and catch up. They set up this big slip n slide and I have to admit that I felt a little gipped about it since all I got was a water fight when I was little with water balloons. It was boys against girls and for some reason us girls would always end up trapped in the nasty bathroom. Man did we suck at strategy. I did do a lot with my family while we were there. We ate a lot, saw a bunch of movies, bowled, hiked, played games, and just hung out. All in all it was a great relaxing vacation to get away from the Arizona heat. Here are some pictures from my trip.

Apparently Jennica and Devin loved this dessert at Tucano's and I loved taking pictures of them loving it because I had 8 pictures of them with the dessert.

The syblings that really love Devin prior to him going to the MTC. Just kidding Camille and Katelyn...kind of

Devin showing off his nametag

Alexa, Breanna, and Shania bein gangsta' at the bowling alley

Ben, Grandpa, and Braden. Grandpa trying to show the youngsters how to bowl

The Smartt Squad at Leatherbee's

The slip n slide at the Turley Reunion

Jessica, Katelyn, Mikaela, and Auntie Lynette doing there ugly opera faces after their fierce competition. Auntie Lynette is still the winner

Playing Mormon Bridge that we all became obsessed with. Thanks Melinda!!!