Friday, February 29, 2008

This flavor makes my tongue tingle.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Little Bunny FuFu

Made with pure cane sugar and love... At least thats what the label says.

Dinner last night @ The Spaghetti Factory

in the News today

'Mister Rogers' Tribute to Include 'Sweater Day'
Feb. 27, 2008, 12:12 PM EST
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- A tribute to children's public television pioneer Fred Rogers will include an effort to get people everywhere to wear a sweater on what would have been his 80th birthday.

March 20th is being promoted as "Sweater Day" to honor Rogers, who died of cancer five years ago. A sweater was his trademark garb on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

David Newell, who played speedy deliveryman Mr. McFeely on the show, appears in a YouTube video that touts the event.

"Sweater Day" is the capstone to a six-day celebration planned by Family Communications Inc. of Pittsburgh. Rogers created the company to produce his show.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

John in a trolley

Eatting dinner in a trolley!

Albuquerque by Al Yankovic

Oddly enough, and in come cases Sadly enough, this happens to be one of my favorite songs.. It's on the Running with Scissors album that came out back in .... umm ... 1999 I think. I remember that this song would last from my driveway to Susan's driveway and we didn't live anywhere near each other. . . but Susan is dead to me now so  that doesn't really matter anymore does it? so with no further ado ...
Albuquerque by Al Yankovic
Here are the actual song lyrics.

NOTE: Lyrics in Italics denote lyrics that were sung.


Way back when I was just a little bitty boy living in a box under the stairs in the corner of the basement half a block down the street from Jerry's Bait shop
You know the place
well anyway, back then life was going swell and everything was just peachy

Except, of course, for the undeniable fact that every single morning
My mother would make me a big bowl of sauerkraut for breakfast

Awww - Big bowl of sauerkraut
Every single morning
It was driving me crazy

I said to my mom
I said "Hey, mom, what's with all the sauerkraut?"
And my dear, sweet mother
She just looked at my like a cow looks at an oncoming train
And she leaned right down next to me
And she said "IT'S GOOD FOR YOU"
And then she tied me to the wall and stuck a funnel in my mouth
And force fed me nothing but sauerkraut until I was twenty six and a half years old

That's when I swore that someday
Someday I would get outta that basement and travel to a magical, far away place
Where the sun is always shining and the air smells like warm root beer
And the towels are oh so fluffy
Where the shriners and the lepers play their ukuleles all day long
And anyone on the street will glady shave your back for a nickel

Wacka wacka doodoo yeah

Well, let me tell you, people, it wasn't long at all before my dream came true
Because the very next day, a local radio station had this contest
To see who could correctly guess the number of molecules in Leonard Nimoy's butt
I was off by three, but I still won the grand prize
That's right, a first class one-way ticket to


Oh yeah
You know, I'd never been on a real airplane before
And I gotta tell ya, it was really great
Except that I had to sit between two large Albanian women with excruciatingly severe body odor
And the little kid in back of me kept throwin' up the whole time
The flight attendants ran out of Dr. Pepper and salted peanuts
And the in-flight movie was Bio-Dome with Pauly Shore
And, oh yeah, three of the airplane engines burned out
And we went into a tailspin and crashed into a hillside
And the plane exploded in a giant fireball and everybody died
Except for me
You know why?

'Cause I had my tray table up
And my seat back in the full upright position
Had my tray table up
And my seat back in the full upright position
Had my tray table up
And my seat back in the full upright position

Ah ha ha ha
Ah ha ha

So I crawled from the twisted, burnin' wreckage
I crawled on my hands and knees for three full days
Draggin' along my big leather suitcase and my garment bag
And my tenor saxophone and my twelve-pound bowling ball
And my lucky, lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel
But finally I arived at the world famous Albuquerque Holiday Inn
Where the towels are oh so fluffy
And you can eat your soup right out of the ashtrays if you wanna
It's OK, they're clean

Well, I checked into my room and I turned down the A/C
And I turned on the SpectraVision
And I'm just about to eat that little chocolate mint on my pillow
That I love so very, very much when suddenly, there's a knock on the door

Well now, who could that be?
I say "Who is it?"
No answer
"Who is it?"
There's no answer
They're not sayin' anything

So, finally I go over and I open the door and just as I suspected
It's some big fat hermaphrodite with a Flock-Of-Seagulls haircut and only one nostril
Oh man, I hate it when I'm right
So anyway, he bursts into my room and he grabs my lucky snorkel
And I'm like "Hey, you can't have that"
"That snorkel's been just like a snorkel to me"
And he's like "Tough"
And I'm like "Give it"
And he's like "Make me"
And I'm like "'Kay"
So I grabbed his leg and he grabbed my esophagus
And I bit off his ear and he chewed off my eyebrows
And I took out his appendix and he gave me a colonic irrigation
Yes indeed, you better believe it
And somehow in the middle of it all, the phone got knocked off the hook
And twenty seconds later, I heard a farmiliar voice
And you know what it said?
I'll tell you what it said

It said
"If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again"
"If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator"
"If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again"
"If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator"

In Albuquerque

Well, to cut a long story short, he got away with my snorkel
But I made a a solemn vow right then and there that I would not rest
I would not sleep for an instant until the one-nostrilled man was brought to justice
But first, I decided to buy some donuts

So I got in my car and I drove over to the donut shop
And I walked on up to the guy behind the counter
And he says "Yeah, what do ya want?"
I said "You got any glazed donuts?"
He said "No, we're outta glazed donuts"
I said "Well, you got any jelly donuts?"
He said "No, we're outta jelly donuts"
I said "You got any Bavarian cream-filled donuts?"
He said "No, we're outta Bavarian cream-filled donuts"
I said "You got any cinnamon rolls?"
He said "No, we're outta cinnamon rolls"
I said "You got any apple fritters?"
He said "No, we're outta apple fritters"
I said "You got any bear claws?"
He said "Wait a minute, I'll go check"
"No, we're outta bear claws"
I said "Well, in that case - in that case, what do you have?"
He says "All I got right now is this box of one dozen starving, crazed weasels"
I said "OK, I'll take that"

So he hands me the box and I open up the lid and the weasels jump out
And they immediately latch onto my face and start bitin' me all over
(rabid gnawing sounds)
Oh man, they were just going nuts
They were tearin' me apart
You know, I think it was just about that time that a little ditty started goin' through my head"
I believe it went a little something like this . . .

Get 'em off me
Get 'em off me
No, get 'em off, get 'em off
Oh, oh God, oh God
Oh, get 'em off me
Oh, oh God
Ah, (more screaming)

I ran out into the street with these flesh-eating weasels all over my face
Wavin' my arms all around and just runnin', runnin', runnin'
Like a constipated weiner dog
And as luck wouls have it, that's exactly when I ran into the girl of my dreams
Her name was Zelda
She was a caligraphy enthusiast with a slight overbite and hair the color of strained peaches
I'll never forget the first thing she said to me.
She said "Hey, you've got weasels on your face"

That's when I knew it was true love
We were inseperable after that
Aw, we ate together, we bathed together
We even shared the same piece of mint-flavored dental floss
The world was our burrito
So we got married and we bought us a house
And had two beautiful children - Nathaniel and Superfly
Oh, we were so very very very happy, aw yeah

But then one fateful night, Zelda said to me
She said "Sweetie pumpkin? Do you wanna join the Columbia Record Club?"
I said "Woah, hold on now, baby"
"I'm just not ready for that kinda commitment"
So we broke up and I never saw her again
But that's just the way things go

In Albuquerque

Anyway, things really started lookin' upi for me
Because about a week later, I finally achieved my lifelong dream
That's right, I got me a part-time job at The Sizzler
I even made employee of the month after I put that grease fire out with my face
Aw yeah, everybody was pretty jealous of me after that
I was gettin' a lot of attitude

OK, like one time, I was out in the parking lot
Tryin' to remove my excess earwax with a golf pencil
When I see this guy Marty tryin' to carry a big ol' sofa up the stairs all by himself
So I, I say to him, I say "Hey, you want me to help you with that?"
And Marty, he just rolls his eyes and goes
"No, I want you to cut off my arms and legs with a chainsaw"

So I did

And then he gets all indignant on me
He's like "Hey man, I was just being sarcastic"
Well, that's just great
How was I supposed to know that?
I'm not a mind reader for cryin' out loud
Besides, now he's got a really cute nickname - Torso-Boy
So what's he complaining about?

Say, that reminds me of another amusing anecdote
This guy comes up to me on the street and says he hasn't had a bite in three days
Well, I knew what he meant
But just to be funny, I took a big bite out of his jugular vein
And he's yellin' and screamin' and bleeding all over
And I'm like "Hey, come on, don'tcha get it?"
But he just keeps rolling around on the sidewalk, bleeding, and screaming
(screaming sounds)
You know, just completely missing the irony of the whole situation
Man, some people just can't take a joke, you know?

Anyway, um, um, where was I?
Kinda lost my train of thought

Uh, well, uh, OK
Anyway I, I know it's kinda been a roundabout way of saying it
But I guess the whole point I'm tryin' to make here is

I hate sauerkraut

That's all I'm really tryin' to say
And, by the way, if one day you happen to wake up
And find yourself in an existential quandry
Full of loathing and self-doubt
And wracked with the pain and isolation of your pitiful meaningless existence
At least you can take a small bit of comfort in knowing that
Somewhere out there in this crazy mixed-up universe of ours
There's still a little place called

Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque

I said "A" (A)
"L" (L)
"B" (B)
"U" (U)
"querque" (querque)

Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque



hmmm ... what to eat

Dead Flowers

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Arrrgh! I'm a pirate!

Old guys from work fighting over whitch cars are better.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Nothing Happened

Nothing happened today. I got up. Went to work. I had a boring safety meeting about how many days we have gone with out a accident. Then I had another safety meeting about Emergency Evacuation. then I went to the Steam Plant. I got two donuts. Witch was nice ,but I am fat already. Then I learned a Dumb ASS Radio DJ call my wife mean things. Which is stupid but, he is everything he called her, and then some. I had soup for lunch and had to stand in line with one of thoughts to friendly people. After lunch i got my self a ride home. I got to go, and help defrost a giant freezer. Then i fill the last few second talking to Devin. THE END.

The roses on my desk are dead. They have been since last Monday, but I have yet to throw them away. Why? I’m not sure. It might be because I’m lazy or because my husband gave them to me or perhaps because I like dead thing. Who really knows.
I took this picture of one of the roses today because even though it is dead, I think it is beautiful. The cell phone picture really doesn’t do it justice the rose itself is a dark pink but now that it is dead it had dark maroon tips and yellow veins running through it. It is fascinating to me how nature can be so beautiful in so many of it’s different stages.


For those of you who read my blog and may not know what I'm talking about when I say I'm moderating my comments because of ___________. There is ONE post that is getting a lot of attention...
Chunga was ranting about Mister West this morning and said something about "a blog out there that probably belongs to a fat chick in Mister's ward" blah blah blah. Well mine happens to be in the top 5 searches when you Google "Mister West" Mister West, 101.9" etc. "out there" and it has gotten over 200 comments regarding mister west and has been talked about before regarding the subject. I have deleted many and moderated many others.
and I was right - after what's happening hot stuff this morning I ended up with at least 10 more post that I had to moderate.
that's all.

He He He!

Wonderful news everyone! Hilda* will be out of the office for 2 weeks. This makes me so happy I could do a caper of joy!
caper... caper... caper!

All views expressed are my own and not that of Coventry Health Care.

*name has been changed to protect my job :)

Who needs a bed, the floor is so much better.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Watching me cook

Mmmm... Breakfast.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Who needs to buy kitty treats? These are so much better to eat.

What I hate most about cats

Friday, February 22, 2008

A useless blog

I was told that I needed to blog more. I was told to so i am going to try. Starting with this one. I want to be at Disneyland. I think that place is fun. My best friend took his family for the first time ever last week. They are having a great time. I miss all the fun you can have there. It really is a great place. I really enjoy eating at the Blue Bayou. I also really enjoy the Buzz Light Year ride. I really miss watching Liz's face light up at everything. It's a great place.

Very Important Announcement!!

I had to hurry and beat Liz to the computer. That way I could get this on my blog. I was watching T.V. when i was told this very important statement. This will all save your lives some day. My brother-in-law S.B. had really better listen to this. "Evil hates pie!" Remember that the next time you are facing evil. T.V. doesn't lie. I am glad I am not evil. I like pie. If someone refuses pie. That means you know they are evil. I hope this will all help you out in the future.

Tip for the day

Don't use tissues with lotion to clean your glasses.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I think I'm addicted to Facebook is such a time waster.
I feed my Zombies, play scrabble, save the rain forest and a few other things... and then suddenly it 3 hours later and I think what have I been doing?!
I was asked today when I'm going to move my wagon train - - I haven't played Oregon Trail for almost a week. I haven't really even thought about it, but apparently others have. I guess I'll have to log in and move along the trail to Oregon City.
I'm going over to Rachel's tonight to take her boxes . . . maybe when we're done with that john will let me play on face book for a while.
I need a laptop.

My lips are blue...

I don't think I'm getting enough oxygen.

Did you feel that?

There was an earthquake this morning.
Did you feel it? 6.3 in Wells, NV.

I was sitting here at my desk pretending to work when I suddenly felt shaking. I felt like my chair was moving and the mirror on the wall of my cubie was shaking. While the shaking was going on I kinda looked around thinking is that me or is the building really shaking? No one around me said anything so I really did think it was just me feeling lightheaded and a little disoriented. I have been feeling sick lately and once in a while I get the shakes or kinda light headed so I thought that maybe it was just me so I didn't ask if anyone else felt it. I just continued on without thinking to much of it. About 15 minutes later someone said there was an earthquake and I was so relieved that it wasn't just me. Nice to know that I'm not crazy.

I got online and checked the news and the USGS and yes, there was indeed an earthquake.

One of the posters on the KSL website had this to say about the earthquake, and I thought it was an ingenious idea so I shall share it with the rest of you:

"My theory on all of this is that the mix of the inversion and the lunar eclipse caused many tidal waves but since utah doesn't have waves it started using the outer crust of the earth mixing with the atmosphere. We need to all be environmentally friendly because we are causing all these earthquakes, especially since the US is one of the most OBESE countries, that is causing a lot of pressure on our continent. Methane gas also comes out of those people and that is also affecting our ozone layer and is increasing global warming because once it reaches the sun the chemicals interact and make it a more powerful sun, that gives off more rays and ultra violet lights, this makes us all have cancer.. skin cancer specifically, but then again it could probably be liver cancer too!! As i sit here and eat my muffin with hot chocolate i cant help to wonder what this world will be like in 5 years when the earthquakes engulf our souls. my co-workers are all blind and need glasses, that is another sign that these tornados are putting bad stuff in our eyes, i think it is also the content included on tv..."

the picture below shows all the locations that reported feeling the earthquake -

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My valentine flowers died so replaced them.

This is how i feel right now

Mental Complex

Over the last few years I have noticed something strange about the world around me. It seems that when I drive under street lights they turn off. This wasn’t really an issue with me until lately when I notice that the same lights go off every time I drive under them each and every day. . .


I started noticing this phenomenon about eight years ago while working at KB Toy in the Newgate Mall. Every night while driving home I’d notice that each time I drove around the loop to enter I-15 one specific street light would go out. I didn’t really think much of it other then jokingly commenting to my friends that it must be my magnetic personality. After that I went on my mission and didn’t have time to really notice if street lights went out when I was near, but I did notice a few times.


Since being home I have noticed more and more often that street light go out when I draw near, and it is starting to give me a complex. Not to long ago my husband started pointing this out to me everywhere we go... Is it my fault they’re going out? Why do they always go out when I’m near? Do I really have a magnetic field causing the problems? Is it the alien implant causing this?

Monday, February 18, 2008

nothing to say

what is this? almost 3 days without hearing from me? is the world coming to an end? no, probably not.
I just don't think it's entertaining enough to just say that I'm sick. I have gotten over the cold from last week (that I had given to john 100 times worse) but today I'm just feeling pukey. bleh.
I went to work today, and john had the holiday off so he has now had a 5 day weekend I'm so jealous. not the fact that he was sick for 2 of those days, just that he was home and I wasn't.
that's basicly it I have nothing to say today.

Knight Rider

I miss Kight Rider. Lets face it the show wasn't great. I was a little kid, and I remember watching it every Sunday night. We would all watchit at my Grandparents. I really loved it. ( Ok I have a really silly childhood dream shattering obsision with K.I.T.T. the car, but I really don't share it.) I enjoyed the new show last night. I miss the oringle vocie, Val is one of my VERY least favorite actors. Other then that is could be realyy geart. I think as long as we stay away from jumping everything. The Hoff is so srewed up I am glad they went with a new cast. i hope it is made into a standard show.

to good not to share

Friday, February 15, 2008

I fell down :(

I hurt.
My story for the day goes like this: I woke up to a very sick husband (still) and decided that I could just lay in bed for a few more minutes because if I didn't have to take him to work then I had 15 extra minutes to kill... well I killed them with sleep and I didn't get a shower so I'm annoyed that I have greasy hair (yuck! T.M.I. I'm sure) So I finally get dressed and out to my car and of course it's 8 degrees outside so I have to scrape off the auto's windows. And of course after the beautiful afternoon yesterday the top layer of snow has turned to ICE. There is no traction on my red doc martins so I slip and slide my way around the car and get it completely scraped off except for the back window. As I move to the back of the car I slip - - feet fly up over my head and I fall flat on my back - - I'm sure it would have been amusing to watch but there was no one there to see me except my neighbor across the street, but she was to busy scraping of her car to notice. So I lay there on the ground cold and sore for a few minutes trying to decide if I really wanted to get up, but I knew that I had no choice and I must go into work - sigh - It made me want to go wake up my sick husband and make him finish scraping the car for me. instead I just finished what I was doing and went to work. Now, after sitting here all day I have decided that my butt hurts, my back aches, my wrist hurts, and I have a headache and I believe all of it can be blamed on my fall this morning.
I'm so talented, that I am.

Word Up!

This is what has been stuck in my head since I heard the news:

Angel - New Kids on the Block

Angel, baby you make my dreams come true
Angel, spend my whole life pleasing you
Angel, baby you are the one for me
Angel, come and set my lovin’ free

Baby, you are the best thing in my life
You know you’re sweeter than sugar and spice
Baby, you are for me, you know, a dream come true
I want to spend my whole life loving only you

There are so many things that we can do
Just give me a chance to prove it all to you

Angel, baby you make my dreams come true
Angel, spend my whole life pleasing you
Angel, baby you are the one for me
Angel, come and set my lovin’ free

Every day, girl, when I come home from school
I can hardly wait to talk to you
Nobody can ever take your love from me
I really love you girl and that’s the way it’s got to be
There are so many places we can go
Let’s see a movie at the picture show

Angel, baby you make my dreams come true
Angel, spend my whole life pleasing you
Angel, baby you are the one for me
Angel, come and set my lovin’ free

yo! is everybody here? Yeah!
Jon? I’m here!
Donnie and danny? We’re here!
Jordan and joe? I’m here.... and I’m here!

Since everybody’s here, let’s tell 'em what angel means!
Word up!

A!! it means I’m always gonna love you
N!! I’m never gonna leave you
G!! it’s for your good, good lovin’
E!! it’s for your everlasting love
L is 'cause I love you, really, really love you

Angel, baby you make my dreams come true
Angel, spend my whole life pleasing you
Angel, baby you are the one for me
Angel, come and set my lovin’ free

Could this really be for real?!

New Kids On The Block Stage Comeback
By Eileen Finan and Julie Jordan,,20174022,00.html
Originally posted Saturday January 26, 2008 02:00 PM EST

After months of speculation and rumor, the Kids are coming back. A well-placed source tells PEOPLE exclusively that New Kids On The Block are indeed getting back together. The band's Web site,, which had been dormant, is now back up and running in anticipation of the official announcement, which the source says will be made in the next few weeks. The site currently features a television graphic with a fuzzy, flickering photos of NKOTB in their heyday, and a link inviting fans to sign up for info.
The boy band, which made legions of tweens swoon in the early '90s, selling more than 50 million albums, became a worldwide phenomenon before calling it quits in 1994. Eighteen years later, they're still "Hangin' Tough." The oldest "Kid," Jonathan Knight, now a real estate developer, will turn 40 later this year. Since the band's demise, former members Donnie Wahlberg, 38, and Joey McIntyre, 35, have seen acting success, while Danny Wood, 38, has worked as a music producer and Knight's brother, Jordan, 37, has continued to record.


I signed up for the email list. I think this is funny and very entertaining :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008


"I know that with the demands of daily living there is little time to read anything. But I promise you that if you will read that which we call scripture, there will come into your heart an understanding and a warmth that will be pleasing to experience. 'Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.' (John 5:39.) Read, for instance, the Gospel of John from its beginning to its end. Let the Lord speak for himself to you, and his words will come with a quiet conviction that will make the words of his critics meaningless. Read also the testament of the New World, the Book of Mormon, brought forth as another witness that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD, manifesting himself unto all nations." -- Gordon B. Hinckley Ensign 1983

I hate moving ....


No, I am not moving. I plan on staying where I am until I NEED to move somewhere else. I’m just feeling the pain of my brother and his other half as they first have to move her to his place and then the two of them will move again. So they have 1 house and 1 condo to sell and then combine all their stuff and buy a house of their own. There is no envy here.

I have lived in the same lace for almost 4 years now, and I STILL haven’t unpacked yet. I live in a very small 2 bed room house. I have a living room, a family room, a large kitchen and a small bathroom with no storage space anywhere. So the moving boxes were stuffed into the “extra” bedroom 4 years ago and then haven’t moved since. I think it’s about time to go through them I might need to use that room one day. The theory is that if you haven’t looked in a box for a year then it’s safe to say you don’t need anything in it... but I say if it’s been in a box for a year it’s probably because there is nowhere else to put it.



Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Thank You! They are beautiful!

It's snowing.

What’s in Liz’s Head?

I created a picture in creative writing once using colors to describe me. One side of this piece of art is colorful with bright colors and flowers and stickers where the other side is a black sheet of paper with one little white star in the middle. I had created it that way because on the outside I was happy and bright and everyone’s friend, but on the inside all I felt was dark anger and hate for all around me, wishing I could just disappear or die and knowing that no one would really miss me if I was gone. But there was that one white star, like a light at the end of the tunnel that reminded me that just because I feel that way now doesn’t mean that’s how it really is.

Thank You! They are beautiful!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

it's tuesday ...

And I'm home sick from work. I hate having a cold.

Monday, February 11, 2008

To Lucy on her 1st Birthday

Dear Lucy,

Congratulations on completing your first year of life. You have accomplished a lot in the short time you have been a part of this vast culture we call humanity. You can breathe, eat, sit, stand, and almost say lots of words. I’m so proud of you. This coming year will be a great learning experience for you also. I’m looking forward to you learning to use sentences and walking on your own. You’re almost there, and you can do it.

Happy birthday, may this only be the first of a long line of birthdays to come. I’m hoping that you’ll have at least 92 of them, if not more.

Good Luck as you move into this new stage of life. I’m am very proud of the little girl you have become.


Auntie Lizzy

Who Hasn't ....

Honestly ... who hasn't thought of doing this to that idiot who has called you four eyes for the billionth time and STILL thinks it's funny. This is also what I think should happen to all who point out that "Hey you have bifocals" when they have been looking me in the eye for the last 5 years and finally noticed.

Todays Thought

Zen master Seung Sahn and several students were invited to stay at a fellow student’s house in the country. The student had a large dog which spent its time hanging around the porch, wagging its tail and barking at strangers. That evening, when everyone was sitting around the fireplace, the dog settled down next to Seung Sahn.
    The master leaned over the dog and said, “Here’s a question for you that no Zen student can answer. The Buddha said that all things have Buddha-nature. But when asked if a dog has Buddha-nature, the great master Chao-chou said Mu!, which means no. So I asked you, do you have Buddha-nature?”
    “Woof!” The dog let out a mighty bark.
    “Ah, you are wiser than Chao-chou!”


Saturday, February 9, 2008

She thinks she's in charge

Friday, February 8, 2008

John's rules of Blogging:

Never write anything that you can't take back. Someone may read it and take it to heart before you can delete it. and never never never vent about family on a blog your family reads. . . he's a genious that husband of mine. :)

Today's Capricorn Horoscope

Today's Capricorn Horoscope: Feb 08, 2008

The mood you're in today is the stuff of which memorable encounters are made. At first, you'll be wary, and perhaps even somewhat hostile, to anyone who dares to intrude on your freedom. Then suddenly you'll realize that this person is someone special, intriguing, and definitely out of the ordinary. Finally, dear Capricorn, you'll realize that the qualities he or she offers just happen to be those you need most right now.


funny ...  that is pretty much how I feel today.

News for the week -

John turned 28 on Tuesday.

John's cousin Jenn's 2 year-old, Zach, is in Primary Children's Hospital currently. He started having seizures 2/6 and they’re not sure why. He is very sick. He is on a ventilator and not breathing on his own. Please keep them in your prayers today.

Becky & Jacob's little girl, Hope, has had a terrible flu and has been in and out of the hospital & doctor's offices for the past few weeks. Keep her in your prayers too.

My Brother's Other Half is having a baby! I'm totally excited!

My Lucy will be turning 1 on Monday 2/11. She's adorable.

Me and John got our car back from the shop AGAIN on Thursday - so far it seems like it might be okay.

We have also learned that we NEVER want to own or drive a PT Cruiser. We drove it to work for 3 days and were down to half a tank of gas and it took $28.67 to fill it back up... that's how much it costs to fill my entire tank AND drive around on that for at least 7 days.

The Family in Hendersonville, TN escaped the tornados. When upon further inspection they still had their roof, their cars and their swimming pool... Apparently everything there just got really wet.

Carrie Higly and her family escaped the wrath of the tornados too. She lives in Mountain Home, AR. She says they had more damage from wind a couple of weeks ago then they did from the 2 tornados that hit the town next to them. They also ended up with a lot of rain.

I have discovered 3 new gray hairs ... they're more shiny silver then gray, but they appeared out of nowhere.

I have discovered that I am allergic to my bubble bath.

Mahana has not touched my roses all week! This is new for her, I think this is partially due to the fact that I have given her one rose petal a day to curb her curiosity.


a new favorite

U2 Concert Film Debuts in 3D at Sundance

Posted on Monday, January 21 @ 11:40:41 CET by Macphisto

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After a career playing to sold-out stadiums, U2 did what their fans have done for years — stood in line to see U2 perform.

That concert was "U2 3D," a film of the band's 2005-06 Vertigo tour, shot at several shows in South America with new 3-D technology.

"I was really hoping we weren't crap after all these years. Luckily we weren't," guitarist The Edge told The Associated Press before the band donned plastic glasses to watch the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night.

The Edge, joined by singer Bono, drummer Larry Mullen and bassist Adam Clayton, joked about the absurdity of seeing themselves perform after playing together for more than 30 years.

"It's kind of horrific," to see himself on stage in 3-D, said Bono. "It's bad enough on a small screen. Now you get to see the lard arse 40-foot tall."

The Edge said the 3-D technology allowed "the songs to shine through," though he was surprised to see the chemistry of the band in the details on screen, and how far apart his bandmates were on stage.

"Are you saying you felt lonely up there?" said Bono, smiling.

"No, I felt lonely for Larry," The Edge replied.

"He likes being on his own," said Bono. "Didn't you bring him back a bottle of water?"

Bono said he loved playing to the enthusiastic audiences of Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.

"Irish people are essentially Latin people who don't know how to dance," he said. "When people are screaming and roaring and shouting, the humbling thing is to realize it's not really for the band or artist on the stage. It's for their connection with the songs. A song just can own you ... . I think that's why concerts are so powerful. If that song is such a part of your life, and you hear it, it's too much almost."

Bono also expressed hope that the film would allow more people to experience their music, especially teenagers and college students who might not be able to afford the pricey tickets to their sold-out shows.

The band is working with longtime producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno on a new album that will merge Lanois' respect for traditional music and Eno's futuristic sound.

"Music like the band had formed on Venus, and somewhere between that is our next album," Bono said. "Where they join, where something feels always existing but you never heard it before, that seems to be what the two of them bring out in us."

Song for the day

Peace On Earth - U2

Heaven on Earth
We need it now
I'm sick of all of this
Hanging around
Sick of sorrow
Sick of pain
Sick of hearing again and again
That there's gonna be
Peace on Earth

Where I grew up
There weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies
They say that what you mock
Will surely overtake you
And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you

And it's already gone too far
Who said that if you go in hard
You won't get hurt

Jesus could you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth
Tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth
No whos or whys
No-one cries like a mother cries
For peace on Earth
She never got to say goodbye
To see the color in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
That's peace on Earth

They're reading names out over the radio
All the folks the rest of us won't get to know
Sean and Julia, Gareth, Anne and Breda
Their lives are bigger, than any big idea

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth
To tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

Jesus this song you wrote
The words are sticking in my throat
Peace on Earth
Hear it every Christmas time
But hope and history won't rhyme
So what's it worth?
This peace on Earth

Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I like Movies

Two of my favorite movies are "Shawn of the Dead", and "Hot Fuzz".

I want to watch . . .

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tonight. It's been a whole 2 weeks since I've seen a crazy Johnny Depp.
"Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, the amazing chocolatier weeeeee / Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, everybody give a cheer / He's modest, clever, and so smart, he barely can restrain it / With so much generosity, there is no way to contain it, to contain it, to contain... to contain... to contain... / Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, he's the one that you're about to meet / Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, he's a genius who just can't be beat / The magician and the chocolate whiz / The best darn guy who ever lived / Willy Wonka, here he is!"

my music preferences:

Out of the 783 songs on my iPod, 185 of them are by U2.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Working at the Cementary

I need to explain my earilier post. The one with the picture of the Salt Lake cementary. I was got to work Pres.Hinckley's funeral. I was suppost to work in the control room. I was instead needed to stand guard at the front gates most of the morning. It was lots of fun. I met very friendly people, and one jerk. I had to let all the "press" in. I had to tell people the cementary was closed to the public. They all wanted to get pictures, and stuff. It's was cold but a pretty easy job. Then security came at noon to let me go back and help out at the office building. Keeping people out was easy the only real problem I had was keeping the Zombies in. I didn't have a cricket bat, or a record colletion to deffened myself with. Anyway, It's was a get funeral. I am glad I could help.

Thank You Everyone!!!

I first want to Thank everyone for the birthday wishes. Thank you all. I also would like to thank "the Edge," for taking the time out of his busy scheduel to wish me happy birthday. I had a very good birthday. I went to work on my birthday too. I think that should be against the law. Everyone shold get their birthday off. Oh well, somethings even God can't mess with. I had a crummy birthday last year. Even my own mother forgot my birthday. This made up for it. Thanks again to everyone. Thanks.

Why do I have another rental?

Where do I begin with this.....
Well we got the car back January 18th. No sooner did John drive it away from Jack Harris Auto Body then it was apparent that it was NOT fixed to our standards.
The muffler is bent (HOW DO YOU MISS THAT AS A MECHANIC??)
The engine idles really high
the car sputters and sounds like it's going to die while sitting at stop lights
there is an ominous "click" when the key is turned (sounds like it is coming from the rear near the gas tank
the trunk doesn't close correctly I can STILL fit most of my hand under the trunk lid when it is closed
there is a horrible squeaking as it drives over any size bump in the road
... and various other little issues that my 2006 Ford Focus that was new-ish with only 20,000 miles on when I bought it on January 10, 2007 did not have prior to being smashed on November 20, 2007.
When we picked the car up the cost of repairs was just under $7,000 and the cost of the rental cars is close to $2,000 ... We think that the insurance company probably would have been better off just totally the thing out, but it's too late for that now.

I beat them to it

But Dave and Kristen have an The Edge poll on their blog currently.

I concur...

It probably is an ulcer.

It's Snowing. It was clear when we left home @ 6am.

2008 Questions

Subject: 2008 Questions... answer and send to anyone you are curious about...
1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:34

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3. The last movie you saw at a movie theater? Sweeny Todd

4. What is your favorite TV show? CSI

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? yogurt

6. What is your middle name? Pears

7. What food do you dislike? fish

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Life in Cartoon Motion - Mika

9. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Focus - Blue

10. Favorite sandwich? Ham & Cheese with everything on it from Tasties

11. What characteristics do you despise? deception

12. Favorite item of clothing? pajamas

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would it be? Hawaii or Scotland

14. What color is your bathroom? blue

15. Favorite brand of clothing? wal-mart

16. Where would you retire? Hawaii or Scotland

17. Most memorable birthday? 29 I don't remember the others

18. Favorite Sport to watch? Galic Football

19. Furthest place you are sending this? Washington State

20. Who do you expect to send this back to you? Andrea... maybe

21. Person you expect to send it back first? ???

23. When is your birthday? January 13

24. Are you a morning person or a night person? mid-afternoon

25. What is your shoe size? 8.5 I think

27. What did you want to be when you were little? a mommy

28. What are you doing today? Working :(

29. What is you favorite candy? Dots

30. What is your favorite flower? Carnations

31. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? February 21

33. What are you listening to right now? people talking about the snow

34. What was the last thing you ate? Chicken Tortilla Soup

35. Do you wish on stars? ofcourse

36. Do you believe in Angels? Yes

37. What crayon would you be? Silver-Blue

38. What is your pet peeve? Always Having to fill the paper in the printers!!

39. Last person you spoke to on the phone? John

40. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Sure I do

41. Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper

42. Favorite restaurant? Applebees

43. Hair Color? currently... dark brown (yes, this is the natural color)

44. Siblings? 3 Brothers, 2 sisters

45. Favorite day of the year? Halloween!

47. Favorite toy as a child? Rainbow Mouse

48. Hugs or kisses? depends on who it's from...

49. Chocolate or vanilla? vanilla

50. Do you want your friends to e-mail this back? Sure

52. What is under your bed? food storage, some blankets, 72 hour kits & a cat more often then not

53. Who is the friend you've had longest? Carrie

54. What did you do last night? celebrated my husbands birthday

55. Favorite smell(s)? Cookies

56. What are you afraid of? Old people

57. How many keys on your key ring? 4

58. How many years at your current job? 6 months

59. Favorite day of the week? nap day

60. How many towns have you lived in? 9

61. Do you make friends easily? I say no, but others would say yes

62. How many folks will you send this to? I don't know

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Our rental... PT Cruisers SUCK.

I'm Norman the Mormon

So I have had this song stuck in my head most of the day due to a conversation at the fax machine...

I'm Norman the Mormon,
That's what my friends call me.
I'm Norman the Mormon
when I go to school.

It used to make me feel bad,
It used to make me cry,
When people would say:
"Hey Norman what does Mormon mean to you?"
I'm Norman the Mormon,
That's what my friends call me.
I'm Norman the Mormon
when I go to school.
Unfortunately I don't know the rest of the words anymore, and I can't find it on the internet anywhere. and I believe that my brother broke the tape it was on years and years ago so that is one song I will have in my head forever, and yet never hear again...


We think we are driving

today . . .

It's John's 28th Birthday.
Pop on over to his blog and wish him a happy day.

It's My Birthday!

Today's Capricorn Horoscope

Feb 05, 2008

You may be hard and cold when it comes to the facts, dear Capricorn. You may come across as tough and rather harsh, but in reality, this is often just a mask to hide your sensitive insides. Perhaps you are actually insecure about what you feel and how you express yourself. People may never know this about you because you are so good at showing only the strong-willed, electric side of your personality. Be careful of being too stingy of yourself with others

My Favorite Edge

In response to the "coolest" Edge comment from my last post I have this to reply:

I personally like the current Edge. He hasn't really changed much in the past 10 years. I think he has found his niche in T-Shirts and Tukes.
He's a cute little Irish man, and out of the 4 guys of U2 he is my favorite. Back in 1997 I got in a fight at the PopMart tour because a stupid woman got between me and my Edge. There I was 5'2" maybe 130 lbs doing my best to whomp the tar out of this stupid woman who was bigger then me. . . I had to be held back by my much larger older brother so I didn't kill the lady, but I got in a goot kick or 2. :)
My Uncle Roger in past years has reminded me of the Edge at times, but recently I have found that he now reminds me of my cousin Luke... Kind of cute and funny with his own personality.

Yeah, I like the Edge.

Besides, I've decided that he must be related to me - after all, his name is Dave Evans.

The Edge
Rock musician

Speaking to the Berklee College of Music, Boston Class of 2007

"The thing I want to say is: Collaborate.

Collaborating with talented people is not easy, but it's the way to really shine - you shine brighter if you are working with really great people. The important thing in the end is not that you are proved right every time; the important thing is that the music is the best that it can be. I want to wish you all that you would find your own voice. But if you are so disposed that you would find collaborators to work with, that you would shine as you could never shine on your own."