Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend: The Novel

I'm pleased to introduce you to a book that I didn't write.

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, the novel.

Please select from the following options:

1. "What" You say to yourself. "But I've already seen the movie!"

2. "What? You say to yourself. "But I haven't even seen the movie!"

If you answered 1... you're in luck!

If you answered 2... you're in luck!

The book is exactly like the movie. And different.

Elodia Strain (the talented author of Icing On The Cake and Previously Engaged) has taken the movie and given the story a completely new spin. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend: The Novel takes the narrative from the film and adds new characters, storylines, details, depth, and a lot of humor. While doing so, this author has skillfully kept the story from the movie intact - with all of its twists and turns – while creating something different and unexpected.

Best of all, in the book, Elodia shows us the world through the eyes of Jesse (played by Alyssa Milano in the film).Told almost entirely from Jesse’s point of view, the reader gets a chance to really get to know this character and experience what a warm, quirky, funny, and unique girl she is.

The Book is On Sale Now!

You can get your own copy of My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
or simply read a sample of it online for free
by clicking below:

CLICK HERE to Get My Girlfriend's Boyfriend or Read A Free Sample

If you're in Utah, you can probably also find the book at
your local Costco or Deseret Bookstore.

If you'd like to read what other people are saying about the book, click here:

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Reviews

Book Release Party

In the near future, we'll be having an official Book Release Party.
Elodia and I will both be there and I'll announce the date and time as soon as I know it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend-Miley Cyrus-Jonas Brother-WWE Smackdown-MashUp"

Recently, I went on youtube and typed in the words "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend trailer." Sure enough, the trailer for the film showed up.... and so did a lot of other stuff.

The most prevalent are sites that claim you can "Watch The Entire Movie For Free!" Of course, when you click these links, you're likely to go to a screen asking you to click another link and sign up for some sort of illegal movie service. Naturally, this is a waste of time, when you consider the fact you can already watch the movie for free, legally (and in High Def) here:


But the most amusing thing I discovered (and the actual reason behind writing this blog), is that several people have made tribute videos for the movie, as well as "different" versions of the trailer.

"Different?" you ask.

Yes, different. Very, very different. I think the word I'm looking for is "MashUp," but I dare say these fall into the category of "things you really need to see for yourself." So let's take a look, shall we?

First off, we'll establish a base of comparison. Here's the actual trailer for the movie:

Now, let's take a look at the trailer, if the movie starred
Miley Cyrus and one of the Jonas brothers:

And now, we'll watch the trailer, if the movie was a love triangle between various members of WWE World Wrestling:

Finally, let's take a look at the most confusing trailer of them all:

By now, your brain may have exploded.
If that's the case, please relax and enjoy the following tribute videos:

And with that, I thank you for watching, and reward you with
the Japanese poster for the movie:

(NOTE: Alyssa's head may be larger than it appears)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Grandma Tufts

Last night, on my way home from the gym (please note the clever way I managed to work the fact that I went to the gym into the very first sentence of my very first blog entry), my brother called. He asked me if I had a minute. I told him I did. After all, I was just “leaving the GYM.” And he told me that our grandmother had just passed away. This July, Florence Tufts would have been 103 years old. She died 40 years after her husband, and 38 years and 3 days after I was born.

She grew up in a small town in Canada in a very different time. I once read trivia about her and discovered that she had never ridden a bicycle (a fact I doubt has changed since). My best memories of her were visiting and staying in her house in Canada during summers as a boy. At the time, she lived in the tiny town of Taber, Alberta (home of Cornfest!).

If you haven’t heard of Taber, I’m not surprised. If you have heard of Taber, we might be related. One summer, she showed me a picture of her in the newspaper that announced her 80th birthday. I remember it being difficult for me to imagine being that old. That was 22 years ago, and I can now only hope I look that good at 80.

When I was a junior in high school, she came to my family’s house in California for Christmas. That Christmas Eve, my mom had to work at the hospital, so my dad decided to do something non-traditional. He packed the kids and my grandma into the suburban and we went to a movie: “Father Of The Bride.”

On our way home, my brothers and sisters talked about the movie. At one point, my dad pointed out that this was the very first time grandma had ever seen a movie in a movie theater. I was practically dumbstruck. Apparently, she had grown up in another time AND dimension. I turned to my grandma who, up until now, had been riding quietly in the back seat, and asked her what she thought of the entire experience.


“Well,” she said. “She decided to get married. And there was a lot of crazy stuff that happened. And a lot of people got upset. But when it was all said and done, she called her father and told him how much she loved him. And at the end of it all, that’s what really matters.”


It’s easily one of the most memorable movie reviews I’ve ever heard.

When I was on my mission in the Philippines, I wrote my grandma a simple letter. Weeks later, while talking to my parents on the phone, my dad told me that my grandma called him to tell him about the letter and read it out loud, over the phone, in its entirety, no less than three times. He assured me that it wasn’t possible that anyone I know gets more excited to get a letter from me while on my mission.

A few years later, my grandma visited Provo while I was at BYU. At the time, I was performing in a sketch and improv comedy show. My aunts brought my grandma to see it. Afterwards, they told that my grandma didn’t understand what the show was about, but she knew I was doing things on stage, and that people were watching me and laughing, and she couldn’t have been happier.

Almost three years ago, my extended family had a reunion in Canada to celebrate my grandma’s 100th birthday.

During her party, she gave each of her grandchildren a Canadian $100 dollar bill (which, at the time, was worth $27,482.13 in U.S. currency).

She was my last grandparent to pass away, outliving the other three grandparents by decades, and she died peacefully and quickly in her sleep.

I’ve gotta say… that’s not a bad way to go.