Monthly Snapshot – February 2014

Welcome to February’s The Monthly Snapshot


As mentioned last month, this post is written partially for my sister Natalie, who is currently on an 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), and for anyone else in similar circumstances. This is a quick snap-shot of current events and culture to give my sister an idea of all the excitement that has gone on while she is out and about.

If there are any events I’ve missed or should add, please make a note in the comments. Your help is greatly appreciated

News Snapshot
  • The Seattle Sea Hawks creamed the Dallas Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl
  • The best ad from the Super Bowl (in my opinion) was this:

Movies Snapshot

  • Some cinema greats passed away: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sid Ceaser, and Shirley Temple
  • On a lighter note, Frozen is still going strong but the top movie for February is The Lego Movie. And Everything Is Awesome.


Television Snapshot

This may come as a shock, but the most popular show on television in February was the…. Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

This was supposed to have five full rings, and is another example of the things that didn’t quite go right.

Here’s a breakdown:

1 WNTR OLYM MON PRIME 2(S) NBC 13.8 23,546
2 WNTR OLYM THU PRIME 3(S) NBC 12.2 20,286
3 WNTR OLYM WED PRIME 2(S) NBC 12.2 20,187
4 WNTR OLYM TUE PRIME 2(S) NBC 11.2 18,934
5 WNTR OLYM FRI PRIME 2(S) NBC 8.8 14,934
7 WNTR OLYM SAT PRIME 3(S) NBC 7.8 13,280
8 SOCHI GOLD(S) NBC 7.8 12,723
10 NCIS CBS 6.5 9,896

And, because I’m an American Idol nerd, I think you (Natalie) will enjoy this: (I don’t know if this will matter when you get home in a year, but it is your kind of song.)

Music Snapshot

Top 10 singles (according to Billboard Hot 100)

  1. Happy by Pharrell Williams
  2. Dark Horse by Katy Perry
  3. Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
  4. All of Me by John Legend
  5. Drunk In Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
  6. Pompeii by Bastille
  7. Team by Lorde
  8. Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
  9. Counting Stars by One Republic
  10. Timber by Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha

And in family news…

I got in to BYU’s MPA program

And we were visited by this fine celebrity…

Our cousin Krista being mysterious and glamorous

Our cousin Krista participating in a group hug.


And I won First Place for the Tall Tales contest for my local Toastmaster’s Club

4 thoughts on “Monthly Snapshot – February 2014

  1. The Lego Movie was indeed awesome. That earworm of a song is a bit less awesome.

    I was bummed to hear about Sid Caesar. Moments after I heard the news, I dug up “This is Your Story” on YouTube then called my boy to my side. For the next ten minutes he and I laughed like loons.

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