Thursday, September 18, 2008

Feliz 18 de Septiembre!

Today is Chilean Independence Day! It always brings joy to my heart. I will be wearing my chilean soccer jersey and going to the chilean deli here in Salt Lake in Celebration. It is always fun to remember the people dancing the Cueca and eating Empanadas. It was such a fun experience to see all the flags and banners covering the streets and showering us with its glory. In 1810 Chile joined other Spanish colonies in breaking political ties with Spain. On September 18 of that year, celebrated thereafter as the Chilean independence Day! Bernardo O'Higgins was a nationalist rebel that fought for independence from Spain. He is a National Hero in Chile

If you look at last years post you can see videos of people dancing the Cueca!


Friday, September 12, 2008

Joke of the Week....

A beautiful young girl is about to undergo a minor operation. She's laid on a hospital trolley bed with nothing on, except a sheet over her. The nurse pushes the trolley down the corridor towards the operating theatre, where she leaves the girl on the trolley outside, while she goes in to check whether everything is ready. A young man wearing a white coat approaches, lifts the sheet up and starts examining her naked body. He puts the sheet back and then walks away and talks to another man in a white coat. The second man comes over, lifts the sheet and does the same examinations. When a third man does the same thing, but more closely, she grows impatient and says: "All these examinations are fine and appreciated, but when are you going to start the operation?"

The man in the white coat shrugged his shoulders: "I have no idea. We're just painting the corridor."

Monday, September 08, 2008

I died a little inside today!

The USANA Amphitheatre show in West Valley City, UT, originally scheduled for August 27, 2008 has regretfully been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone and appreciate everyone’s understanding during this difficult time. Refunds will be issued to all ticket holders at the point of purchase.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In a world of movie trailers, Don LaFontaine was king

Don LaFontaine, the man who provided the sonorous voice for more than 5,000 movie trailers, died Monday at age 68.

LaFontaine died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from a collapsed lung. He had been taken to the hospital Aug. 22 with a blood clot in the lung.

LaFontaine was known as the "king of the movie trailers," having done the trailer voiceovers for films such as Terminator, Fatal Attraction, Cheaper by the Dozen, Batman Returns and his personal favourite, The Elephant Man.

His baritone voice and melodramatic delivery are famously associated with the oft-repeated movie trailer phrase, "In a world…"

Here is a video about is long...but the first part is really awesome!