Saturday, May 31, 2008

The kids already wore her out.

Friday, May 30, 2008

More Fun with Baby Names ::

Kenshin (means Sword Heart or Modest Truth)
Charles (Charlie)
Xander (Alexander)
Kitty (Katherine)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I think I need this shirt.

Question Answered

I have recently been pondering what is the name of the Generation that I belong to... I know that my brother's and sister's for the most part are termed at the Generation X-ers but being born in 1979 where did I fit in? Well Thanks to the internet my question has been answered.

Generation X is a term used to describe generations in many countries around the world born from 1965 to around 1982. The term has been used in demography, the social sciences, and marketing, though it is most often used in popular culture.

Memories of the 90's

Crimping irons.

Ratting hair and curling up bangs.

T-Shirt buckles.


Tight rolling jeans.


Combat boots.

Achy Breaky Heart.

I'm too sexy.

Salt n' Peppa Let's talk about sex.

Jesus Jones.

Rico Suave.

New Kids on the Block.

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.

Hootie and the Blowfish.


The Spice Girls.

Grunge Bands.

LA Riots.

OJ's Trial.

Pop up Videos.

Loreana Bobbit.

Tonya Harding.


The first Gulf War.

Bill Clinton playing saxophone on The Arsenio Hall show.

Bill Clinton's affair.

Oklahoma City Bombing.

Office Space.

REAL TV shows.

Dr. Quinn.

Doogie Howser, MD.




My So-Called Life.

Eek! The Cat.





Crystal Pepsi.

Subliminal Pepsi Cans.


Comet Hale-Bopp.

The Heaven's Gate cult.


Y2K scare.

German reunification.

What’s the Internet?

CD Players.

Microsoft Windows.

Downloadable music.

MP3 Players.

Sega Genesis.

Final Fantasy.

Princess Diana.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hasbro 1986

Phrases You Hardly Ever Hear A Talking Bear Say Anymore ....













Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's a BABY

My oldest sister gave birth to her first baby girl this morning sometime in the 4:00 am hour. She told me when she called, but I was too excited to remember. I do remember that she said she was 18" long, 5 lbs 6 oz (i think) and had a TON of dark hair.
Unfortunately they have Nextel and no picture messaging or even camera's on their phones. How prehistoric is that!
They didn't bring the camera to the hospital because they didn't think they'd be staying so pictures will be forthcoming.
now I'm just sad because I still have no money and no time off and no way to get to Washington.... sigh

I burned my breakfast.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

They actually won

Here I am at ANOTHER Blaze game. If I'm not careful people might think I like it.

Box seats at the blaze. thanks Norm & Rebecca.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Mmmm... Breakfast.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Time to go shopping

I get to go threw all of these work orders. A whole months worth. He ..he...he... I kill trees.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lies I've told my 3 year old recently
by Raul Gutierrez

Trees talk to each other at night.
All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.
Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.
Tiny bears live in drain pipes.
If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.
The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.
Everyone knows at least one secret language.
When nobody is looking, I can fly.
We are all held together by invisible threads.
Books get lonely too.
Sadness can be eaten.
I will always be there.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stupid Teachers!!

I went to school today, being that it is Tuesday. I was asking about a test I took last week. The teacher (who really is a great guy.) says to me "Your class info is out dated. We have been trying to fix this for 8 months. The test is old. You need the new test." So he gets me the new test. Which is almost just like the old test. Then I start going through it. It says you need to read all the info. I was thinking that it was all new information, and read through the old info. Then there is 26 pages of new information.The new information is just help full hints for doing your work!!! I read through all of this just to get to the last two pages. The Last 2 pages is the Test. I wasted the whole class time getting to a test I already had basically taken . Then I had to read a bunch of useless blah. Just to find out the rest of the actual test is just 2 pages!!! I know that the "creator" doesn't make mistakes, but I may have to take care of this one.

This is better then a Sloth!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Made it to the car and realized I can't get far without these...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

It's was a very good movie.

Liz and I saw Prince Caspian Friday. It is a very good movie. I really enjoyed this one. Liz loved it to. She cried at the end. We had gone out to dinner to Applebees before the movie. Then we went to the Rocky Mtn. Chocolate factory after. I got a Carmel apple, and Liz got a chocolate cover pretzel with Carmel in side. I love Carmeled apples. One of my best creations.(lol). Anyway, It was a good evening . It really was nice to get Liz out of the House. She is much happier now. Next week is Indiana Jones!!
click this for the Today Show report

their new song ....

Is it just me or do they sound terrible?

Can't do anymore yard work

Friday, May 16, 2008

It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
- William Shakespeare

Mmmm... Breakfast

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I have nothing to say.

people are stupid

it seems that recently there has been a rise of stupidity in my life. Every time I turn around it seems that I'm being dealt the stupid card and I don't really think that I need it.

my first incident of stupidity was when a I mentioned to someone that I had purchased the first 10 years of Sesame Street on DVD so my kids could have something good to watch I was informed that Sesame Street, the earlier seasons "ARE NOT for children!" they're not? hmm funny how I always thought it was a CHILDREN'S show, what with learning how to count and read and all. But apparently the fact that children are playing WITHOUT any padding or helmets or because they go OUTSIDE and are KIND to each other and SHARE is bad for your child to watch because then they'll think they can do it too. Hmmm ... I watched ALL of those Sesame Street episodes as a child and I seem to have turned out okay. I didn't die because I rode my bike without a helmet and I can still use my knees and elbows even though I have bumped and scraped them several times falling down. I never ate more cookies then was good for me, I never went to strangers houses and I hardly ever ate a typewriter. I guess this person being a "new mother" is in that overbearing protective stage and she just needs to suck it up and realize that filling your child's brain with 70's children's shows is MUCH better then letting my baby watch Cops or the Simpson's or anything that may be on the Cartoon Network at the moment. Even modern day PBS Kids falls on my list of "my kid wont watch this." Yes, I do realize that apparently this warning label is on the packaging of the DVD's, I haven't read it, but like I said it's better then the alternative.

The second stupid encounter is the lady at the gym I used to go to (I quit yesterday). This scene reminded me of an episode of Friends where Chandler wants to quit the gym but couldn't so eventually he had to close out his bank accounts .. well, mom and I went in last night to quit the gym but mom is a chicken and couldn't do it and was talked into a "medical leave" while she goes to Washington to help the oldest sister stay on bed rest where she belongs with pneumonia and a baby on the way. Now she has to come back and try quitting in September. I however stood firm and QUIT the gym because I really need that $32 extra a month right now, that's almost a full tank of gas for us. So in this who was the stupider of the two ... the lady who gave us guilt trips about quitting OR my mom who couldn't stand firm in her resolve to quit. It's a toss up.

And last but not least ... I was having a hard day yesterday as more and more people have broke "the happy news" in the last few weeks that they are expecting a baby. And I really am happy for them, but from where I stand I see only bleak loss of my own opportunities to be a mommy and to have one of my own to love and play with. I know that people don't always know what's going on with others and it's not like I walk around with a sign that says "I can't have children you stupid freak so don't rub it in." Most likely my sign says something like: "If you tell me you're pregnant I'll deck you" .. . well, I got one of those great emails from one of my cute childhood friends yesterday letting everyone know that their little family is growing, so if you couldn't tell by my only post yesterday, I was already on edge so when I went into the gym to quit mom and this special woman who works there (who still periodically thinks my name is Jessica) were talking about the oldest sister and her being 25.F and having her 5th baby. Well the gym lady thinks that that is so old for having a baby and let us know in no uncertain terms that she pretty much thinks that is over the hill. Well, aside from insulting my sister, she moved on to me and reminded me that I'm almost 30 and I should have my children now (if not 5 years ago) because I'm getting old and it will soon be to late for me and .....blah blah blah. huh. Thank you very much Marlene for making my life so much brighter and bringing such a warm cozy feeling to my empty soul. I went home and cried myself to sleep. I do have to give kudos to my mother who after this kind lecture turned to me and said "I didn't have my first baby until I was 30 and I had six of them" this did take the sting away a little bit.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This is totally true

everyone is pregnant except for me ...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Doodle 4 Google contest "If the whole world rocked"

Hi - this is kind of cool.

One of the ladies here at work has a grandson who is a semi-finalist in the Doodle for Google contest. Please go to this website and vote for Spencer Norton's picture, Region 2, Grades K-3. It really is one of the better ones in that category.

Thanks for your vote :)

higher education for women ....

I have decided that if I were to ever go back to school I'd like to get a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature .... However from what I have looked into I'd have to get a general AS or AA before I could pursue a degree in what I want. That's to much school and too much money.

for the future calendar

"Iron Man 2"
Release date: April 30, 2010
Lowdown: This franchise has always been planned as a trilogy, and you can expect everyone to return and for
Terrence Howard (aka War Machine) to get a lot more screen time.

Release date:
June 4, 2010
Lowdown: Think "
Lord of the Rings" meets "Beowulf." The most recent script rightfully set the Norse god's origins in pagan times (and was a good read to boot). As the comic book version also lives in modern times, it will be interesting to see how director Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust") ties that into the movie. The more important question is whether Marvel will spend the money Vaughn needs to make the magical world of Asgard come to life.

"The First Avenger: Captain America"
Release date: May 6, 2011
Lowdown: This is going to be a tough sell. Cap has been around since the 1940s, but other studios were always hesitant to develop the character because there isn't much appetite for a patriotic supersoldier draped in red, white and blue in the lucrative overseas market. Marvel is going full steam ahead, but even longtime comic fans wonder if this one can really succeed.

"The Avengers"
Release date:
July 2011
Lowdown: If you waited for the final scene at the end of the "
Iron Man" credits, you heard Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tease audiences by introducing the Avengers Initiative to Tony Stark. This beloved superhero team has been around since the 1960s, and with Marvel controlling the rights to all the original members (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk) this may be a dream project come true. But is Marvel getting cocky thinking two "Avenger" movies can be hits in one summer?

Release date: 2011
Lowdown: This is tough sell No. 2. Henry Pym is a scientist who discovers a way to shrink himself to the size of an ant and to communicate with them in order to fight evil. Pym's character got much more interesting over time (not to mention bigger when he became Giant-Man), but this has always been a hokey concept that conjures memories of "
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Note to Marvel: Just skip Pym's Ant-Man years and move ahead to his cooler, current identity of Yellowjacket.    

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mmmm . . . Such goodness

oh my!

 New books for Liz ... The book was released on May 6, 2008 and like many other fans of the Twilight Series I went out and bought The Host this weekend.
We made our trip to Barnes & Noble on Friday night really just to see how much it was and for me to decide if I really wanted to waste my money on a new book or if I should just go to the library (I need a new Library Card) Well, when I got there I discovered that with my Barnes & Noble membership card the book wasn't too expensive so it was purchased as my "Mother's Day" present.
When we first waked into the store there was a big table with The Host displayed so I picked up my copy and wandered around the store for a while. I looked at blank note books while John looked at graphic novels, and then we were done.
On our way to the check out line there was a gaggle of women standing at the Host table talking about twilight and Stephenie Meyer and how they are so "in love" with Edward and the books should end this way or this should happen and "I Know" that such-and-such needs to happen and "This book is so good I've already read it w\twice and I'm buying another copy" and I'm a moron because I'm like 45 and I'm fawning over teen fiction and bothering people in the bookstore because I'm starving for human attention ... blah blah blah.
Ugh! I was annoyed and disgusted.
I admit it. I REALLY enjoyed reading the Twilight books and I am kind of excited about the final book in the series I already pre-ordered my copy ... but other then blogging about it once or twice and probably telling like 3 other people that they should read it I haven't obsessed myself about it.
I haven't been "obsessed" with something since Star Wars: Episode 1 and that was at least 9 years ago. 
I will also admit that I have looked online to mock those obsessive teenagers and the "TwilightMoms" and I do have a little interest in the movie that is coming out in December.... but really accosting people in the bookstore is out of my league and I'm just glad that I had picked up my book sooner and was on my way out of the store before crazy middle-aged woman had a chance to pin me in a corner and force me to be a very rude and annoyed book reader. I almost wanted to put the book down and leave the store without it after the display of stupidity at the Host table. But I bought the book and promptly went home and shelved it because I don't want to be one of "THOSE" people.
I work hard at being contrary. I don't want to conform. I don't want to like something just because someone tells me that I must. I now don't want to read my new book just to spite all those who ask me if I have read it, or those that may see it on my book shelve and ask me if it was any good I can say "I haven't read it, and frankly I don't think I want to anymore."

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Friday, May 9, 2008

missing out

I was out to dinner with my cute husband last night. We went to Applebee's which is my favorite restaurant. I had the Oriental Chicken Wrap and he had the Grilled Cheese BLT. Both meals very good.
But the point of this post is that we were seated at a booth next to a group of women friends or sisters ... I couldn't tell. There were 5 of them and a few children. And I have to admit... I was jealous. I have realized that in the past few years my "girlfriends" have dwindled down to almost nothing. I see Holly maybe once a month (that's up from the once a year schedule we were on), my bestest friend (Carrie) lives in Arkansas, my Barbie girl (Suzy) moved to Virginia with her picture perfect family, another one (Michelle) moved to Idaho and died recently, and my soul mate (Susan) doesn't love me any more and doesn't speak to me. . . All other girls I have been friends with, or had as mission companions, or grew up with just aren't around anymore. As for my sister's ...  one lives in Washington and the other is 20 miles away and we never really hang out.
This makes me sad.
Those ladies were having such a good time together and it reminded me of the days when I had someone to hang out with and go to dinner with and share stupid stories with and talk about husbands with and just have "girl time" with. I miss girly bonding time and my older sister's couch I could just lay on and not have to worry about the world. I miss Susan playing with my hair, holding my hand and the 3 am chats in my dark bedroom. I miss Suzy smelling like vanilla and just being so darn snuggly. I miss Michelle's quirky uniqueness that made us perfect for each other. I miss Carrie and her silly drawings and her beautiful face. I miss Keira's silly giggles. I miss Kori's overbearingness that would make me laugh. I miss Ashley's ongoing obsession with the male gender. I miss Jessica and the thousands of hours we spent together at Lagoon or talking when we should have been sleeping. I miss Tom (yes, he fits on my girlfriend list) and the countless chick-flicks we'd watch together on the orange couch in my bedroom. I miss Andrea mothering me and just being there for me. I miss Lariann idolizing me and loving me and wanting to spend time with me.
I'm lonely for female companionship.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My new favorite book?

There is just to many jokes. I can't decide witch one to use.

Need to wake up

more movies??!

Instead of going to the gym and school like we were supposed to John and I stayed home last night and caught up on the movies the NEED to go back to Blockbuster before I own them. Here is what we watched...
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem - This movie... hmm what can I say about it? It was good, but bad. It was entertaining yet didn't hold my attention. It was violent and full of action, but stupid character development and lack of good acting skills ... However we do wish that we had seen it in the theater because some of the Aliens/Predator fight scenes would have been great on a big screen. If you like action and violence and Aliens then this is a movie to see, otherwise you could probably just skip it and not miss out on anything.
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale - As someone on the internet put it ... Boomerangs, ninjas, and bad acting, Oh My! This movie sucked. It sucked so bad that even Handsome Rob (Jason Statham) couldn't save it. The cast was .. um ...  not so bad but not so good. There was Handsome Rob, Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Burt Reynolds, John Rhys-Davies (Gimli/Sallah), Ray Liotta. The whole thing was bad, very bad. It had the idea of being a great movie but the acting was bad, the dialogue was bad, the action scenes were bad and who has ninja's in a mid-evil army! That's 2 hours of my life I will never get back. I also learned that the people who made this movie also made the horrible crappy Eragon movie not to long ago.... of I had known that I don't think I would have even tried watching this. Now that I've seen this I can gladly say that I am SO glad that we skipped this for my birthday and paid to see Enchanted instead. ugh!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WAnna Buy a Ghost

Movies for the week

Iron Man - This movie was AWESOME! I loved it. The story was entertaining and funny. There wasn't a overload of villains or too much action like in some of the other super hero movies in the past few years. I found myself really liking Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr wasn't too bad to look at either). After recent events in the Marvel Comic Book Universe "Civil War" Tony Stark aka Iron Man has been painted as the bad guy and the murderer of Captain America and most of what I have heard at my house is the angry ranting of a Captain America fan who once loved Iron Man ... This movie has brought back John's faith that Iron Man isn't all bad, and gave me a glimpse of what kind of a super hero he really is. I like Iron Man. This is a movie that will be purchased and added to the Super Hero collection, and we'll probably be seeing it in the theater again very soon.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - This was on TV on Saturday night. We really only watched the last hour of it, but it was still an amazing movie. I also just finished reading this book last week and I noticed something when I watched the movie again. . . C.S. Lewis doesn't waist time with a lot of description and doesn't drag out the story. He gets to the point and they live happily ever after. Watching the movie there was a lot that wasn't in the book that they had to add for the adventure aspect of it and to make it feature length. I have a greater appreciation for the world of Narnia after starting the books beginning with the Magician's Nephew. I'm really looking forward to the next few movies about Narnia. I already have my tickets to Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader is in production. I love it!
Alien vs. Predator - This was also on Saturday night during channel flipping hour. This movie was so cheesy when we saw it in the theater on opening night, it hasn't gotten better with years. I currently have Alien vs.. Predator II on the DVD player to watch. I'm hoping for a good laugh :)
E.T. - I love this movie. It was also on this last Saturday on TV Land. I haven't seen this movie all the way through in years, but even just watching the last hour of it between channel surfing I was reminded that it really is such a good movie and I think it needs to be added to our movie collection.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend - This movie sucked. Don't waist your time as I am not wasting anymore of mine describing it.

Today's Quote

“What strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over such a little thing“ LOTR

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

today I am thankful for ...

I have been dying of thirst.
I can't breathe through my nose so I have breathe through my mouth. This dries my lips and tongue and makes me very thirsty. Therefore, I am thankful that I have water to make me feel better.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Twilight Teaser

You may commence Mocking now ...

‘Summertime’ from New Kids on the Block
Originally posted Monday May 05, 2008 12:45 PM EDT

They’ve called their new single “Summertime” and the tune is, well, appropriately sunny. The New Kids on the Block will officially release the synth-heavy anthem on May 13, but has a first taste. Sweet and bright, the song finds the guys getting nostalgic, singing, “I think of you in the summertime / and all the good times we had, baby.”

Listen to it here:

Next up, the New Kids will perform the full song on the Today show on May 16 for their first live performance in 15 years before hitting the road for a summer tour.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Adventures In Manti - Kyle's Wedding

Reorganizing my life starting with the laundry room ... I wish I had taken a before picture :)

Friday, May 2, 2008


The movie was great!! I love it. that says a lot coming from me. I have hardly enjoyed any superhero movie that has come out. Iron man was awesome. It was funny, cool, interesting, and had great ending. You have to sit threw the credits for the best part of the ending. I'd talk about it some more but I don't want to give anything away. Just go see it.

Today I am Thankful for ...

My Parents.

"There are . . . millions of [young people] whose lives are like smoking candles from which the flame has been blown . . . . They are the bitter fruit of broken families and fractured homes. Most of them have no fathers of whom they know. In my judgment the greatest challenge facing this nation is the problem of the family, brought on by misguided parents and resulting in misguided children . . . . The family is the primary unit of society. I believe it was designed by the Almighty. A nation will rise no higher than the strength of its families." - President Gordon B. Hinckley

I have decided that I really am lucky to be who I am and to have been born and raised in the family I was.

In this screwed up world that we live in I am glad that my parents taught me values and the difference between right and wrong and then trusted me enough to make the right decisions. I'm grateful for my older sibling who made life mistakes before me so I didn't have to and I could learn from their examples of what to do and what not to do. I'm glad that I have a well rounded family life and though it my be a little skewed and "dysfunctional" to others we have all grown up and we can get along now (for the most part) and we're better friends with each other now then we ever were and we enjoy spending time together. I'm grateful for the example of love that my parents have shown. I'm glad that they still hold hands and show affection for one another. I'm glad that even though marriage isn't perfect that they work together to make each other happy and to make sure that us kids are watched out for. I consider myself lucky to be a member of my family.


Books I should write

Angry Robot Death Squad
awesome, I have a title now, all I need is a plot, characters, drama and the desire to write it. . .

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Silly things people say to their kids

I think this will be a ongoing addition to my blog since it happens so often :)
True Story -
"If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?!"
Many of you may know this statement from Pink Floyd's "The Wall" it's an absurd saying and is not often a line quoted for fun. However, a few months ago these words were directed at a 6 year old when she wanted her pudding instead of eating whatever meat they were having for their meal that day. This mother of course for this mother being of the "older" age group who had listened to Pink Floyd as a younger person had this line already in the back of her mind which spouted forth at the appropriate moment. Thanks for the laugh Jenny!

the word game -

This email was being passed around today :
*Describe ME in one word.... just one single word. * * * *Send it to me and to me only. Then send this message to all your friends and see how many strange & interesting things they say about you. This is really fun. Here's how to Play:  *
*1. Hit the reply key and send me my one word.  * 
*2. Then return to this message, and forward it to your  friends and see what people say about you when limited to just one word!!!*

And here are some of the responses I received: