Sunday, February 16, 2014

Amy's Visit!!!!!

Helloooooo!  This is Amy-- Ally made me start this.  Here we sit on her sofa giggling, which is pretty typical for what the week has been so far.  (I'm writing everything in blue and she's in pink.  Just so ya know.)

Where do we start to describe the epicness of this week? We've been talking all day long. Most of the time in Martha Mahinsky voices. Because that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, we like it, uh-huh, uh-huh.

Seriously, this has been awesome.  Very relaxed and hilarious and super perf adorbs for realsies because we are Martha Mahinsky, and if you don't know who Martha is, watch this.  You know, they say a picture's worth a thousand words... should we show them a picture?

Sure. Pictures in posts about a week together is usually a good idea. That's what people DO, you know.


Okay, here's a picture.  We've been quoting Moriarty pretty much constantly, too.  And then we switch back to Martha.  Sorry boys, we're SOOOOOOO changeable!

Where to start? Amy got in Tuesday, and we hung out that evening and then completely freaked her out with the first episode of Sherlock. In a good way. :D Wednesday we talked about deep, deep things for several hours first thing that morning (first deep conversation of many that day), adopted our Martha voices (and fangirled a bit over a guy who Martha calls Aaron Tater Tot), and worked on top-secret project that will not be revealed to the public just yet.

Amy, Belle and Ally

Ally's sister Belle, by the way, has been our confederate in the Martha-ing.  And in a lot of other things as well.  Like Sherlock fangirling and seeing Frozen at the theatre (my first time!) in which Kristoff completely stole our hearts.  <3 font="">

Wednesday night we introduced Amy to one of our favorite games, Seven-Up, watched The Blind Banker, and then saw Austenland, which we had just bought on DVD. I thought it was adorable, personally. JJ Feild, people, yes, yes.

Belle with Tom Hiddleston :P

And we agreed that he and Tom Hiddleston look enough alike to play Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay in A Tale of Two Cities.  Dream cast, folks.  Oh, and take a look at this picture that Belle drew of Tom Hiddleston... how cool is THAT.  She's incredibly talented.

Thursday we worked on the guest posts for the A Tale of Two Cities blog party on Eva-Joy's blog (CHECK IT OUT!!!). That evening the upstairs shower messed up and water leaked through the kitchen ceiling. Not an uncommon occurrence, but ya know. Thursday night was The Great Game evening, and Moriarty thoroughly spooked us. In that awesome he-is-such-a-cute-psycho-we-love-him-but-gosh-he-is-so-creepy way. Which leads to the events of that night.

Duhn-duhn-duhn.  We were awakened in the pitch black of the night by a thunderous crash that shook the whole bedroom-- being the phans that we are, we immediately assumed it was a falling chandelier.  No, actually, our first thought was bombs and Moriarty, if indeed we thought at all, since we were too busy screaming our half-asleep heads off.  Turns out Ally's jewelry board had fallen down from the wall, taking a shelf with it, and though nothing was broken it made quite a lot of noise.  We were both fine, of course, and it was a funny story in the morning.

She screamed first. I heard her and thought, "Someone is screaming. I must scream, too." :P Friday was VALENTINE'S DAY, and it was our day-out-in-KC with Belle and my brothers Nick and Alex. We went to Crown Center to eat at Fritz's, a restaurant where trains deliver your food. Tradition to take visitors there. So if you ever come to visit the Rovirosas, prepare to go to Fritz's. ;) It's tradition for Nick to order our meals at Fritz's with an accent (you order over a phone at your booth), and when he did an impersonation of Benedict Cumberbatch, we were amazed at how quickly we got our order. Amazing what power a British accent has.

In our conductor hats at Fritz's

Being ridiculously silly in KC was so much fun-- taking goofy Reichenbach-esque pictures along the edge of a railing in Crown Center, counting the coins in the waterfall, remarking on the fact that we were the only "young people" in Fritz's, as everyone else was either a small child or a parent-- we stuck out like sore thumbs in hats that were too small.  :P  As we were leaving the Union Station parking lot, Nick was getting ready to pay for the parking and there was no attendant there, so Belle suggested we just run for it without paying "since know one would know", and we had to reprove her. "God would know... and Sherlock would, too!"  But we must excuse her for this flagrant dishonesty, as she is only a child.  (Sorry, inside joke.  :P)

"Goodbye, John..." yes, we make light of tragedy :P

After eating we went to the Country Club Plaza (where we were afraid of being murdered in a parking garage - waaaay too much Sherlock) and saw Frozen at the theater there. Our second time seeing it, Amy's first. Absolutely adorable, of course. I fangirled through "Let it Go" like I do every time, and Amy was desperately in love with Kristoff (ok, so was I, how can we help it?!). OHMYGOSHSOGOODILOVEFROZENSOMUCH!!!!!! Anyway. Then we played another game of Seven-Up on the way home ("Why can't they just let it go?" "Because that's what people DO!"), went home and had tacos and amazing guacamole compliments of my dad. And thennnnn...came Amy's Most Emotionally Traumatizing Valentine's Evening Ever.

I'll say... first we watched the Hounds of Baskerville, which while not tearjerking is totally suspenseful and sad and scary and all that (also awesome) and then Somewhere in Time, through which we all cried buckets, and then the Reichenbach Fall, and... well, Ally says it was extremely emotionally satisfying to see me bawling like that.  I suppose she didn't know I cared.

The look on your face!!! :P Anyway, yes. It was very emotionally satisfying to see her bawling. I enjoyed having someone who actually enjoyed Somewhere in Time for once and didn't hate it by the time the movie was over. A bit of a let-down when you're showing people your favorite movie and, ya know, they don't like it. But what can we say...sad is happy for deep people. :) And then of course Reichenbach was delicious. All the Sherlock feels.

Ally, Emma, Joey and Amy with a frog-face effect

You talk as if it was something to eat.  :P  On Saturday Mr. Rovirosa made a traditional Cuban dinner, which was sooooo good-- I'd never eaten plantains before and I'm in love.  We had way too much fun doing impressions of different singers-- you don't know what ridiculous is until you've heard Sarah Brightman and Julie Andrews do "Defying Gravity."  Heehee.  Fooled around a bit with her younger siblings and the webcam on my laptop, as shown above.  Annnnnnnd I was incredibly spoiled because I had to wait just one day (though it was an eternity of a day :P) to watch the beginning of Season 3 after seeing the end of Reichenbach.  I do appreciate it, believe me.  :D  We went to bed ostentatiously early that night but ended up staying awake until 4 on Sunday morning, talking so much.

Today Amy got to meet my church family! We had such an awesome time and had some really enlightening discussions as my church usually does. ;) All in all, this has been such a fabulous week and I am *so* thankful for the opportunity for Amy to come down. I've been so lucky to get to know her through blogging and she's just as awesome in person. Honestly, so thankful for her friendship!!! And she can't say anything because I have the last paragraph. :P So we have...basically a day and a half left, and we're planning on filling those days with tons and tons of stuff. :) Love all you guys, etc., etc.

The Two Marthas

P.S.  And a bonus little gift to you... something Silly we made...


Michaela said...

Sounds like fun! Btw, Martha (aka, Emily Jost,) is a personal friend of mine. :)

Miss Dashwood said...

This has been so insanely fun... I'm just popping by to say hey so I can subscribe to comments. Heehee.

Bridget said...

You girls are too adorable! I LOVED spending time with you yesterday! Amy, you are a sweetheart!

Natasha Marie said...

Ahh, love this post!!! It is so amazing to meet bloggy friends in real life. I've been so blessed by those I have met.
Okay, I'm totally going to come visit you someday, and I fully expect to eat at Fritz's. That sounds like so much fun!! :D

Emma Jane said...

I am so happy for y'all! It sounds like you have been having a truly wonderful time together.

YOU WATCHED SOMEWHERE IN TIME!!!! :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it and didn't hate it, Amy! By the way, random fun fact, did you know that Jane Seymour's 63rd birthday was the 15th?

Yes, Tom Hiddleston and JJ Field look incredibly similar. In fact, I used to think they were indeed the same person. :-P

Whoa, Belle, that drawing of Tom Hiddleston is AMAZING!!! I had no idea you could draw like that! :-)

I soooo want to see Frozen! My friends showed me the trailer and some clips from the movie (including "Let It Go", which I now love), and I think I'm already in love with Kristoff. And I haven't even seen the movie yet. :-P

You two are adorable together! This post was such fun. Thank you for sharing! :-)


Isabella said...

It;s been a blast!!! And I don't want you to leave Amy!!! :( We will have to get together again! If only it were that easy :( Hehee the child :D Love all the pictures as well as all the little inside jokes going on :D

beastsbelle said...

Sounds like you gals had a wonderful time. It was so fun hearing about it. :)

Ally, I'm so glad you finally saw Frozen!! :D I knew you would love it! I've now seen it four times (including the "sing-along" edition). My daughters and I love singing along to the soundtrack, which pretty much plays at least once a day. ;)

Thanks for sharing your time together with all of us. :)

Anna Grace said...

I don't really comment much, but I am a regularly reader of your blog. :D I just had to comment to ask you - do you live near Chicago???

Also, love the chipmunk singing. I about burst out laughing when I heard Joly though. Teehee! I sounds like a robot. It made me happy. Anyway, looks like you're having a blast!

~Anna (or what used to be

Kellie said...

Ally - this is too much happiness in one post. So jealous, in the best way:D
On Amy's blog, Hayden suggested a Leaguettes Convention, and I second the motion. We just have to do it. All get together someday (not too distant!) and fangirl and sing and explore and costume and dance and marathon our brains into fangirly mush:D YES!


Tayler said...

Your time together sounds absolutely fantastic! Hurrah for Sherlock introductions and seeing Frozen (I still haven't seen it yet *sniffs*, so I'm a bit jealous)!

And Fritz's! My aunt is a designer at Hallmark, so we usually try to visit her at work at least once while we're in town staying with my mom's family. Sometimes that visit includes eating out somewhere in Crown Center and I remember going to Fritz's for the first time when I was 11 or 12... How could anyone forget a place that delivers your food by train?! Anyway, I think that your tradition is an excellent one. :)

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Anna S. said...

Hi Alexandra, I nominated you for the Sunflower and Sunshine blogger awards. Here is the link:

Evie Scott said...

Wow! sounds like you two had an absolutely amazing time mate! (haha stereotypical Australian slipped in again sorry)If only people could visit Australia but we are on the other side of the world :(
Love your blog so much, I am new to the blogging world and would really appreciate if you dropped by and told me what you thought
Thanks Mate!
Kind Regards

Emily said...

I have watched your video at the end on Amy's blog before (more than once, I believe) but had to watch it again! Just saying it is absolutely hilarious! Love it!

Jean said...


This is my very first time commenting on your blog, though I've been "stalking" it for a while. And let me just say I loooove your blog! I've gone back and read pretty much every blog entry. Aaaand that sounds a bit more creepy than intended. Anyway, now I'm actually on some form of social media (Pinterest) and I can legitimately follow you. And I have! Yaaay!Aaaaanyway, I just wanted to say how wonderful it is to have found someone as obsessed with things as I am, as kooky as I am, and a Christian to boot. I love reading your posts- they make me laugh, and I see so much of myself in your posts. I espically enjoyed your letter to your 14-year-old self. It made me see that I haven't really been defrauding myself by having some celebrity crushes. I'm 16, by the way. And you've also influenced my music choices somewhat. I've always loved musicals, singing (I'm a soprano taking voice lessons too!), and acting, but I'd never really gotten into Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, or Wicked until I read about them here. And now I LOVE all three of them! Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your blog (and hope you'll post some more soon!).

Thanks for all the awesomeness!


P.S. I'm a big Whovian (10 is the best!!!!) and Sherlockian too.

Anonymous said...

Will you ever post again?