Friday, July 30, 2010

Laundromat Boredom

So here I am at the laundromat.....again. I am here way to damn much these days, due to the fact that I use 6 pairs of sheets a week, and each of those need to be thoroughly washed and bleached after each use. PLUS I just had a cat that was goo'ing stuff out of her chest (surgery) so I had to layer the bathroom with lots and lots of towels. I do have homework I am supposed to be doing, but I just HAD to write down all the things I'm noticing around me/thinking.

1- There are a LOT of people here for a Friday night... I feel so bad for all of us who have to spend our Friday evenings doing laundry. Thank god I have plans after this or I'd feel really bad for myself.

2- There is a guy here who is whistling that new 'Airplanes' song by I-don't-care-who. He won't stop! He's whistling the chorus over and over and over and over again!!! If he doesn't stop soon I will surely have to drown him in a washing machine.

3- I am very thankful for the invention of headphones, laptops, ipods, and all other devices that help you drown out people like airplane-whistler over there.

4- There is a guy sitting in front of me who looks EXACTLY like Seal!!! I'm not kidding. I've heard someone else say that before, which makes me worry that this is a racist comment... but I assure you, it's not. Dude looks just like him. (heart Seal)

5- There are two people folding a mountain of matching blankets. (one being the whistler) Which makes me think, "ah... other people who probably have to come do this cause of their job... I wonder what all those matching blankets are for...? A nursing home perhaps."
Just then I hear, "yeah that Carma is a real bitch, must be a UCMT thing." HAHAHAHA! For those who don't know, that stands for Utah College of Massage Therapy. Which then tells me that they must work at a spa. Spa people are such gossipers.

6- There are cabbage patch sheets in the dryer in front of me... they are the EXACT SAME cabbage patch sheets I had on my bed when I was four. I wonder if this particular pair of sheets are from 1989 too. Ewwwww.

7- I can't find a sign ANYWHERE in this place that says 'Laundromat.' I was looking simply to double check the spelling. LaundrOmat, or LaundrAmat. I concluded O.

8- On my way here I passed a person in my building loading up his car to go camping.
And the green monster rears its ugly head again. *sigh*

9- When you put $20 in a coin machine... the loud crashing of the coins coming out can't help but make you think of Vegas. And then it makes you wish that you were actually IN VEGAS! And that you just won the jackpot! and that you could now buy that house boat you've always wanted, AND a house on the beach, AND hire someone to do your laundry so that you NEVER have to do it again!!!!
-whew- at least that's how it made me feel.

10- Tonight, me and my new pal Candice are going to watch a cartoon that I haven't seen since I was a child. It was one of my FAVORITES growing up. However, I'm pretty much the only person who's heard of it. Had to order it in and everything. It's called "Gay Purree" and it's about french cats that go to Paris. It's f*cking awesome and I am STOKED to watch it again AND to share it with a fellow cat lover.

And that's all for now.

Thanks for tuning into Laundromat Boredom,
With your host,
Crystal And

Monday, July 26, 2010


I finally got out this weekend and got my
MUCH needed dose of nature.

Thank you mother nature.
Thank you friends.

But NO thank you to the bird sized mosquitos that left moutain sized bites on my bodest. ugh!

"Rock Me Sexy Jesus"

Any movie that has a song with that title,
is just grand movie in my book.

"Hamlet 2"
Me and my friend Jak watched this movie last night and laughed our asses off!! It was very witty, clever, and original in it's storyline. I highly highly recommend it.

After that we watched "Wet Hot American Summer" which in my opinion is one of the most hilarious, and unfortunately underrated movie made in the last 20 years!! It is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen and almost no one has heard of it! Even I didn't hear of it till it had been out for a few years already.

So if you are one of those people who haven't seen this, go rent it!!!


So Good.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Bomb

Here is (yet another) of my new favorite songs:

Makes me GIDDY with excitement!!
Let's freak out! Life's just a party!

Don't you?!?!

Learn from your past experiences / mistakes?!?
Everything may or may not happen for a reason. . .but one thing is for sure:
You are meant to learn a lesson (or 2) from every experience you have!

So please people, don't get caught up making the same mistakes over and over again. . . it's a vicious cycle that will certainly get the best of you.

Oh, and always remember to floss your teeth and balance your checkbook.

That is all.

Friday, July 9, 2010

To Modest Mouse:

Dear Modest Mouse,

Remember when you came and did a concert at the Mckay Events Center in Orem [Utah] in 2007, and you guys all dressed as sailors and decorated the stage like an old ship in reference to your latest CD release We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. ?
Remember how not that many people showed up? And after your first or second song you said something along the lines of: "Wow. . . look how popular we are in Utah. . .we can't even fill up a gymnasium. . . . Oh, AND we're playing IN A GYMNASIUM!"

[Prepare for rant of excitement]
Then remember how you played that 10 minute compilation of a bunch of your most awesome songs all put together in one new PHENOMENAL song, and I thought I was going to explode with joy?!?!?! And remember how I 'illegally' jumped over the gates into the GA section so I could be closer to you and jam out to your awesomeness?!?! Remember how when I left I felt like a was floating and I was all buzzy with excitement as your words and your vibes echoed throughout my entire body and that feeling didn't leave me for days?!?!?!?! That concert totally rocked my world!!!

But I digress. . . Now remember last night when you came to Salt Lake and played for our annual Twilight Concert series? And about 40,000 people showed up making it a cluster-f*ck-jam-packed-claustrophobic-catastrophe of a concert containing WAAAAAAY too many douche-bag people, THUS making it so I could barely even hear your music over all the assholes who were talking the whole time cause they weren't really there for the music!??! And how people couldn't just chill the fuck out and STOP walking around and pushing through people and picking fights?!?!?!? *deep breathe*

Well, I hope that showed you guys that you ARE tremendously loved here in Utah. . . and more importantly that you are TOO cool to come play a FREE concert. Though I am SUPER happy that you came and I got to see you [sort of], next time would you please go back to charging money so that only the people who are there for the MUSIC show up?! Oh and please come back SOOOOON.
You guys are radical!!! Keep on rockin and I will keep on enjoyin! :)

MUCH Love,
~One of your very BIGGEST fans~

Thursday, July 8, 2010


For the last, 8 years or so, my favoritest FAVORITE band has been Modest Mouse. When I first heard them, I was so BLOWN AWAY that I literally had to lay down on the ground (next to the speaker) so that I could fully absorb the music. My mind was buzzing and dancing with excitement. Goosebumps covered my entire body, and my uncontrollable smile reached from ear to ear. They literally have a physical effect on me. More so then any other band. (2nd in line is Bran Van 3000) Still to this day they can alter my mood in magical ways.
I could listen to their albums on repeat for the rest of my life and probably never tire of them.
(Yes ALL of their albums)

I'm actually surprised I haven't blogged about them until now.... and I am doing so now because, as most of you already know, they are coming to concert tonight...for FREE!!!

• The 2010 Twilight Concert Series kicks off in its new temporary (or not) venue, Pioneer Park at 300 West and 300 South, Salt Lake City, with Modest Mouse (pictured) and opening act Avi Buffalo. Show starts at 7, with gates opening and the Twilight Market starting at 5. Free.


How they decided to do this I do not know. Normally the bands that come to our free Twilight concerts are bands that are not so popular. But these guys are. Like woah. Pioneer park is going to be JAM PACKED!!! And I couldn't possibly be more excited!!! I will be throwing elbows to make my way to the front. The only people allowed to stand by me tonight are people who know EVERY lyric to EVERY one of their songs! Like I do! :P That is all.



Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Dental Spa

Today I had the privilege (yes privilege) to go to the Dentist. Why would I refer to such an unpleasant thing as a privilege you ask? Well, it's because I discovered a little place called, The Dental Spa. The experience I had there was incredible and I would like to share it with you.

From the outside, the building doesn't look all that impressive. Just your average little office building complex. However, once you enter you see that the middle is open to trees and shrubbery and the offices surround the vegetated area in a circle. I find suite D and enter. I am immediately greeted by the receptionist with a warm smile and, "Hello! You must be Crystal. Welcome!" And I do, feel welcome. She grabs some paperwork and comes around from behind her desk to shake my hand. --woah, a physically greeting as well?...that's unique.--

She hands me the paperwork and says to follow her to the back. She leads me into the 'waiting room.' One of the walls is replaced with ceiling to floor windows, looking out to the center area I spoke of with the trees, making way for soft natural light to cascade in through the leaves, -very aesthetically pleasing. The other walls are lined with soft green curtains; and I'm in love already. There are candles going and soft lamps lighting the rest of the room, I look around and even notice a little Buddha statue on one of the tables. Now for the best part: the walls are lined with massage chairs. Yes, full blown awesome massage chairs.

She tells me to take a seat and fill out my paperwork. I can barely concentrate as the electrical 'thumbs' knead into my back. The music that was coming through the speakers was a jazzy/electronic con-tempo / casual type... something I would actually listen to with my own free will. I am totally relaxed and almost completely forget that I'm at the DENTIST. After about ten minutes she comes in to tell me they're ready for me. This is the first time EVER that I wanted my wait to be longer!

She takes my paperwork and my bag from me and says, "to begin, we will have to you put your hands in some paraffin wax." So I do, and if you've never had paraffin wax on your hands, well, it feels awesome! She then wraps my hands in saran wrap and puts warm gloves on each of them. She grabs my bag and leads me into the dentist chair. They have a computer in front of the chair with a scene of an island and the ocean. [One more thing to love.] Then she comes asks me if I would prefer a warm eye mask for relaxation, or a cold one for revitalization. I choose the cold one, 1-because I am always too warm anyways, and 2-because it helps with the bags under your eyes, which I totally have.
Before applying the face mask she takes some aromatherapy oil and rubs it on my temples for a few minutes, which only further increases my relaxation. Then she applies the cool face mask, and she precedes with the cleaning. She was very gentle and very apologetic when she noticed me twitch on parts where I am more sensitive and it gave me a zing. After the cleaning she removes the eye mask and sends in the Dentist.
The Dentist, Dr. Brown, is a total hottie. He appears to be in his early 30's, brown hair, gorgeous smile, and is wearing jeans. [???] At first I thought this strange, but realized that it actually gave me a comforted feeling, like I was just hanging out with a friend who wanted to clean my teeth. He was incredibly kind and also very complimentive of my teeth.

Side Note: I went to a Dentist in Roy last December for a cleaning and that Dentist told me I had two cavities that needed to be filled and that I should re-schedule another appointment with him. I never did.

I tell Dr. Brown of this past appointment and he grabs my X-Rays. He shows them to me and explains that he doesn't see anything that would suggest I have a cavity. He also checks my teeth one more time. He then explains that this is something he sees often. That other Dentists will tell their patients that they have cavities when they really don't, just to get the money from filling them. He explains how much he cares about his patients and that he would never do that. Nor would he tell me I didn't have cavities when I really did. [cause that's just stupid]

I fall more in love with this place.

He thanks me for coming in and says he is happy to have me as a new patient. He then sends in the dental assistant again. And here's the best part: She proceeds to give me a FACIAL AND NECK MASSAGE!!!! Who wouldn't want a face massage after holding their mouths open for ____ minutes?!?!? It was incredible. THEN she grabs a hot towel that has been spritzed with Eucalyptus and places it over my face. She takes my hand and removes the mitt, and instead of just pulling the saran wrap off, she proceeds to massage my hand as she removes the wax!!!

As she's walking me out I ask her how long they've been around and how it's possible no one knows of them. She tells me that they have been there for TEN years, and that they are the "best kept secret in Salt Lake." [true that!]
She also tells me that they are looking to re-locate to another building in Sugarhouse, and there they intend on having a massage therapist on staff so that people have the option to get a full body massage before or after their appointments, and tells me to give them a call when I graduate. (which is conveniently going to happen right before my next check up with them.)

I left feeling totally pampered and revitalized, and found myself wishing I didn't have to wait six months for my next appointment.

Tremendous KUDOS to The Dental Spa for turning what is usually a terribly unpleasant experience into the total opposite. You guys rock!
Call and make your appointment today!

The Sugarhouse Dental Spa
2036 S. 1300 E. #D
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 466-6645

(Keep in mind they are generally booked out, so call a few months in advance.)

P.S. The other major added bonus: They accept my insurance (Select Health), so my visit was 100% completely free to me.