Friday, January 28, 2011

Meeting Geena Davis

On Saturday I traveled to Park City to review the movie "Miss Representation". This being my first time covering Sundance as a reporter, I was very excited to see anyone famous. It's true. Call me shallow, but there are a few out there that I really wanted to meet. After the movie I waited for Geena Davis to exit, then walked right up to her in her fancy silver moon boots, stuck out my hand, and introduced myself. Two sentences later it felt like she was my new long lost friend. Well, not quite, but close. She was warm and friendly and also, very tall. All things I like. She said that young girls still come up to her and tell her that her role in "A League of Their Own" is what has inspired them to play sports. So, call celebrities what you will, but if they can influence for the good -- then they deserve the applause.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

it all comes back to ABBA.

Today I get to clean the house with just me and the baby. Everyone else went ice fishing. So, I put on the music that really only I love (and now the baby), and of course it has to be ABBA. As I am scrubbing toilets and washing dishes I realize that somewhere in all of those lyrics is my life. And I like it. Take a Chance on Me cause I Have a Dream, I am the Dancing Driveway Queen, My Love My Life, right here at home. Just trying to find out who I am. Some days you have to Move On, and some days you have to worry about Money Money Money, and some days my 'mind is an open window'. I once thought that the Winner Takes it All...and I was on the opposite end...but now, I Wonder, On and On and ON all day long, about Me and I...and When All is Said and Done, I know that the winner is right here.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I am so excited to be writing for Sundance/Deseret News this year! I will be focusing on my hometown of Ogden, or O Town as I like to call it. Ogden has an amazing venue for the movies, and speaking of movies...14 will be playing at Ogden Sundance this year. I am looking forward to being a part of this great event.