Thursday, July 31, 2008


Today is my ONE YEAR anniversary of leaving CompHealth!
Yay Me!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How long did it take to get home?

First I want to give a big shout out to Rocky Anderson and his collation of damn hippies that delayed the Legacy parkway for, oh, I don't know ... 12 YEARS!! Had it been started back in 1996 when it was proposed ...  or even back in 2002 when they started all that ridiculous work on it in Farmington before being stopped by lawsuits then 21,000 people wouldn't have been sitting on the freeway for 4 + hours last night. ARGH!!
I get off at 3:30. If all goes well, I pick up John at 3:45 and we're home by 4:30 at the latest.
Yesterday all was going as usual when we hit Beck Street at 3:50 all traffic was stopped. It took nearly 20 minutes to get through the light at Capital Hill and we turned thinking Redwood Road would be better so we backtracked and ended up on Redwood road for another HOUR!
Nice that it was still before 4:09 and that idiot Sean Hannity was still rambling on about nothing when you'd think that KSL could break in for LOCAL TRAFFIC EMERGENCIES!
Turns out that a couple of semis dumped their cargo - a 210,000 pound storage tank - on the freeway just where I-215 and I-15 merger on the northbound side of the freeway. Thus causing they to CLOSE I-215 and divert people on to Redwood Road, I-15 was down to one lane and eventually they even closed Beck Street and forced everyone off on to Hwy 89. So ALL roads in to Davis County were successfully closed off trapping everyone in SLC.
After that first hour and 20 minutes we were no farther then we were when we started on Beck Street ...  in fact we were further back because I turned off at 700 N to go back into town and find food. 
Dinner sounded like a good option because we were both tired and cranky and food seemed to be the remedy. So we went to The Ruby River Steak House. I had a 8oz Sirloin with a deep-fried Yam with cinnamon... mmmm. So it wasn't a quick dinner it probably took us another hour and a half to eat and then we decided that we'd try one more time to get home. when we left the restaurant it was coming up on 6:15.
We entered the freeway at 400 S this time and immediately moved into the left lane because that was the one that was open and it took us another hour to get to the North Interchange to see the gigantic tank that was taking up most of the road. We passed the thing at 7:20 and once past it the freeway was clear and empty and it took us 16 more minutes to get home from there.
It's so frustrating! I wish that I had a job that was convenient to public transportation (specifically the Front-Runner after yesterday) so I wouldn't have to drive into salt lake every day.... or better yet, I wish I could just stay home. But neither are options at this point in time so I suffer with the rest of the Dais County residents who can't get home from work at decent hours.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

600 N. SLC not even close to home @ 7 pm

Ack! How long was that movie?!

113 minutes of my life that I will never get back. That's nearly 2 hours I sat and watched a terrible waste of film that I am disappointed to say I have even watched it. 1 hour and 53 minutes I could have spent on more important tasks like napping or doing yard work. Ugh!
What movie am I talking about?
The Golden Compass
I'm not giving this review bad marks because of what I had heard about it previously and the Anti-Christ undertones and what-not. In fact I was so confused while watching this that the characters could have blatantly come out and said directly to me calling me by name that there was no God I probably wouldn't have noticed.
The movie was terrible. The acting was bad. The children were ugly. It all sounded like gibberish and nonsense to me and I would say I've seen/read enough Fantasy to be able to pick out a plot and follow it, but with this I just couldn't. I tried in my mind to relate the nonsense on the screen to what I know in my mind hoping to make some sense of it all and I came up empty.
Half way through the movie I stated out loud for the world to hear that "this movie is stupid and makes no sense." However John was the only one there to hear me and he paused the movie and tried to explain what was going on, but in reality I don't think he knew either. He said I needed to pay attention to the undertones and see that the government is trying to steal the children's innocence and control them as they get older.... huh? I'm sure that was there, but I just wasn't getting it.
And lets talk about trauma. Ripping a child's "demon" away and calling it a "small cut" when it was obvious that any small hurt to a demon reflected to the child. That's terrible. I think that was more traumatizing to a person watching then to see a Skeksis sucking the essence out of a Gelfling! AHH! (see The Dark Crystal as reference)
This is supposed to be based on a children's book? Then why the hell was it so confusing? I can rightly say that this is one movie I will NEVER be watching again and there was not even a spark of interest to even encourage me to read the books to make sense of it all. There is also no way I would ever pick up a sequel to this let alone ever want to pay money to see it in a theater. Philip Pullman is on my DO NOT READ list simply because I hated this movie.
Is there anything that could have redeemed this movie? Hmmmm ... Perhaps more character development. Perhaps some further explanation regarding dust and compasses and gobs for those in the world who have never read the book. Better actors. More action less stupid. Not trying to cram so much deep meaning into a stupid movie and go for entertainment value and not confused people. . . No, I think there is no redemption for this movie.
I'm just glad it was a free rental.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Patience is a virtue....

I can't even begin to say how many times I have been asked this question this morning like I am the guru of this particular genre.... but here it is for the rest of you who have not asked me yet today:

X-Files: I Want To Believe

Don't read the reviews of this movie. Don't listen to other's slam it or degrade it as something not worthy of your attention. Go see it because you WANT to because you're FAN of the X-Files. This movie is not Batman or Star Wars or Indiana Jones for petes sake. It's the X-Files!
First off it's a stand alone story. There is no link to the on going plot line of abductions, little sisters, alien babies or the Smoking Man. It's just it's own movie, don't look for connections.
Mulder is brought in on a case by the FBI regarding a psychic in a case involving an agent they grant him immunity if he helps them but he will only help if Scully comes along too.
There is some heart breaking moments, some gore, some crazies, some needles, some scalpels and a 2 headed dog...
But all in all, I enjoyed the movie. I was happy to see Mulder and Scully working together again and being together. I was happy for the brief appearance of one of my other favorite characters. I was enthralled and stretched by the topic of the movie.
I think that perhaps if it wasn't up against movies like The Dark Knight and the other summer blockbusters it would have done so much better then the $10.2 Million it brought in at the box office this weekend. I also think a little more advertising could have helped too.
Don't hold your hopes up for a thrilling, exploding, adventure extravaganza because this movie is not it. It's plain and simple. It's the X-Files.

"Don't Give Up"

Friday, July 25, 2008

quote this

"I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it...but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill."
- 19th Century philosopher and writer Søren Kierkegaard

Quote ...

Holiness is right action and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves and goodness. What God desires is here and here and by what you decide to do every day. You will be a good man. Or not.

Kingdom of Heaven

In Honor of the X-Files...

With the New X-Files Movie Opening Today. I thought that Fox Mulder has a nick name. They call him “Spooky Mulder.” Now I should’ve stated earlier that Scarlet introduced me to The X-files. I really only watched it very little. She is a giant fan. I tease her more then I should about the fact that She didn't cry once at or wedding. She did how ever cry when “The Lone Gunmen” died. Anyway, I thought that all the die hard fans should have nick names too. Therefore Scarlet’s new nick name is (dramatic pause) “Ominous Evans.” I got one to “Eerie Evans.” You can all laugh all you want because so are we. We are going to go see the Movie Today after work. I am sure Scarlet will let everyone know how it was.

“I want to Believe.”

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Feeling more like myself after a long period of bleakness.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

more movies for the girls

Ella Enchanted – Another take on the Cinderella story with a twist. Ella was given a gift as a child to always do what she it told. Her evil step sisters take advantage of this and make her do horrible things and get in lots of trouble. When she sets out on a quest to find her fairy godmother she ends up falling in love with the prince and together they have mishaps and adventures and have a happy ending. This movie is cute. A little corny at times, but I love it none-the-less.


Meet Joe Black – Death Comes for Rich Guy. Death decides to stay and visit “Life” for a while. Death falls in love with Rich Guy’s Daughter. We are lectured about the true meaning of love and why we should appreciate life. I truly do love this movie. It’s quite long, but I absolutely think it’s worth the time.


The Secret of the Roan Inish – This is a fantastic tale of a little girl named Fiona who is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local/family legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; her grandfather believes the boy is being raised by the seals. Between her lost little brother and her grandparent’s losing their house Fiona must solve mysteries, help her grandfather and learn the truth about the Roan Inish. This is a cute movie that has me looking for “Selkie’s” every time I’m near the sea. It’s an older movie, 1994, but it’s a good one.


Braveheart – “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” This movie I love. William Wallace’s father and brother are killed by the English and he is taken away by Uncle Argyle. Years later he returns to Scotland and falls in love with Murron. Due to a new mandate by the English King, an English Lord gets the bride on her wedding night 'Prima Nocta' in order to breed the Scots out of Scotland. William doesn’t like this so he and Murron marry in secret.... Well the English don’t like that and kill her in the town square leading William into an all out war between Scotland and England entwining the Princess of England into a love story and tragedy of William Wallace.


Kate & Leopold –Leopold is from the Nineteenth Century. Kate is from the current time in 2001. Due to a time incident, they meet each other in the present day and they fall in love to each other. He has to go back to his time and the are sad. Then she follows him home and they are happy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just Mikayla

SLC with the Boys

My Weekend In Washington

A new fun and useless website

The Phrase Finder

Nerd Alert!

I know, I know, wanting to go to this sounds really pathetic on our part, but it could be fun.
One of John's life goals is to attend an actual Comic-Con someday in L.A., Chicago or New York.... We'll get there someday, but until then we'll start small.
Mountain-Con will be held in the Davis Conference Center September 19-21
Who will be there??
Kevin Sorbo TV's Hercules
Ursa from the superman movies
Brandon Sanderson the new writer for the Wheel of Time book 12
Richard Herd the guy from Quantum Leap yesterday
and a bunch of people I have never really heard of....
Pre-Registration rate is $40 for the weekend for adults

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig

I'm home from Orting and back to work.
This really stinks.
I wish I had more time off so I could have stayed longer.
Mikayla was absolutely adorable! Maybe I'm bias because she is my niece and she is my most favorite niece named Mikayla. (and as Miah reminded me "she is your only niece named Mikayla")
It was fun playing with the kids for a few days, and I think I pretty much got to hold Mikayla the whole time because I'd take her away from people and remind them that I was only there for a few days and they got to keep her forever. :) I'm sooooooo selfish.
I was Auntie Jessie all weekend as Miah could not for the life of him remember my name. When I'd correct home he'd say "I forgot" so then he would just call me Auntie for a little while and then eventually I'd be Auntie Jessie again. Apparently he loves the other Auntie the most.
But now I'm back after leaving my poor sister crying at the curb at the airport. she tried to make me stay, and she was almost convincing, but I needed to come home. Besides, I'm sure Kenji was more then happy to have his room back.
Stay Tuned for pictures. I didn't feel like uploading them last night so I'll get to it.
I will apologize in advance for the lack of pictures of Mikayla because I was so busy playing with her that I failed to take very many pictures.

Monday, July 21, 2008


The Seattle Airport

Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's been really quiet.

Scarlet come home tomorrow! I am very glad. She has been in Washington State visiting family. It sounds like she is having a great time with everyone. I got to stay home and keep an eye on things. Which was fine by me at this point. With traveling by plane costing so much now we could only send one. I got to teach a Sunday school lesson to the 15-16 years old group. It went rather well. So as you can see Life is no fun when Scarlet is gone.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Friday, July 18, 2008

One of the best places to eat in Salt Lake City!

It's Friday.... FINALLY!

I haven't been able to decide if this week has been so long because I've been so sick or because of my lack of sleep or because I've been waiting for 9:15 pm tonight.
Probably a combination of all of the above.
I'm very excited to be going to Washington tonight. I can't wait to see my sister and the baby, and the other people at her house too. I haven't been to Washington yet due to unforeseen circumstances in the past so this is my first trip up and hopefully next time I'll be able to take my cute husband with me.
Tonight we're going to see WANTED before taking me to the airport since it's silly to drive all the way home and back, especially with gas prices the way they are. We're trying our best to limit travel as much as possible so this is just better for us. Why aren't we seeing BATMAN, you may ask.... Well we had originally bought tickets to the 5:40 showing and the movie is 2½ hours long and that would not get me to the airport in time, so we sold our tickets to a friend and picked a new movie to see. Loran will have to let me know how it was...
We wanted to see WANTED anyway so this just presented us with an opportunity that we opted to take. I'll let you know how it was when I get back.
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And Finally - Here is a list of Movies I have watched this week:
Tristan & Isolde - I love this movie!
Underworld - This is a good vampire flick but the leading man could have been much better looking.
Underworld: Evolution - A good follow-up to the first one continuing the story but to me there are a lot of inconsistencies in the story and the ending is confusing to me. (beware absurdly long sex scene, close your eyes)
The Dark Crystal - This movie is still great, but not as great as I remember it being as a kid. The story is told by a narrator mostly that is frustrating to me, and it just takes too long for Jen to figure out what needs to be done even though it's made clear to him several times. Ugh! but still a great movie.
Big Trouble in Little China - Kurt Russell and his mullet. This movie is so cheesy, but I always find myself watching it when it's on TV.
Mystery Men - Too funny. I love this movie (minus The Spleen) it makes me laugh every time.
10 Things I Hate About You - One of Health Ledger's earlier works. This movie is The Taming of the Shrew modernized for teenagers. It's a memorable film and we had to add it to our movie collection this week because we were reminded that we both love it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Memory Tag

This is a fairly easy little one and I love the fact it makes you think about your friends and the good pressure. If you do leave one, I'll come visit you and leave one for you too!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. Enjoy!

Hmmm... What to drink?

The Sickness of the Month:

This should be a monthly topic to see what Liz has this month ... This month the Illness of choice (or not by choice) is:


Giardiasis - 

What is giardiasis?


Giardiasis (say "jee-ar-DYE-uh-sus") is an infection of the intestines caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia.

The illness, also called giardia, is most often a problem in undeveloped countries where tap water is not safe.   




So I guess the question that remains unanswered is ... How did I get it?

I guess it's time to invest in a Brita.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

For Z

The Weekend in Movies

Hellboy II - Another comic book movie for the summer blockbuster season. Hellboy was great. I am quite fond of the large red demon form the hell dimension. He's such a softy :) He has been prophesied to destroy the world, but he files down his horns and works with the good guys in an attempt to save the world instead. The movie was very good. Action packed and entertaining. The bad guy could have been more menacing as he really had about the same scariness about him as Ewan McGregor but not half as good looking. I would recommend this movie to anyone who would like a good comic book action flick.
Waitress - What to say about this movie... It was recommended to us by a couple of our friends whose opinion we take seriously so when they told us this was a good movie we rented it. And it was okay. I don't think I'll ever watch it again but it was okay. It's the story of a waitress who is in a terrible marriage who is pregnant and she becomes friends with Andy Griffith who is Joe the owner of the restaurant where she works making pies. She has an affair with her doctor and somewhere along the line learns to stick up for herself and show a little back bone. I'm not going to recommend this movie to anyone. I'm simply stating that I saw it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

John on the Merry-go-round

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Super Song SHUFFLE

Open your itunes or MP3 player. Put it on random/shuffle.
Don't skip anything, otherwise you're taking the fun away.
Answer the question with the song title that comes up.

You are also known as::
Goodbye England's Rose - Elton John (Princess Diana Tribute)

Your parents REAL wedding song::
Ideal Woman - William Shatner

Your funeral song::
We'll Deal With You Later - The Beautiful South

What you think of the world::
Lead, Kindly Light - Mark Geslison

How you're feeling today::
Drinking Again - Neverland

The song that will be stuck in your head for weeks on end::
All I Want Is You - U2

Your significant other sings this to you::
Show Me The Way - Styx

Your theme song at your funeral::
Roof Fight - Danny Elfman (Batman Soundtrack)

You should create this song title as a screen name::
Whorhip You - Gladys Knight

You would get on your knees and sing this to your best friend::
The Man Who Sold the World - Midge Ure

The result of your breakup::
Lonesometown - Ricky Nelson

How to resolve a fight::
White Christmas - The Chipmunks

On your first date, this would be playing in the background::
Escape From Snyder - The Newsies Soundtrack

Get down to::
Consequence - The Notwist

Headbang to this tune::
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Frank Sinatra

Song of escape::
Glitter Years - Then Bangles

If You Failed An Assignment this song pops into your head::
The Power - Cher

What happens when you find true love::
He Thought of Cars - Blur

You might say this sums up how lame celebrities are::
Hopefully - My Morning Jacket

Look! It's Spiderman! Play that dramatic music!::
Someday - Colors

This morning when you looked in the mirror this is what happened::
Men are That They Might Have Joy - LDS Hymns

The song that REALLY gets your adrenaline rushin' is::
Love To Hate You - Erasure

You truly, madly hate this song::
Electric Barbarella - Duran Duran

But when you're depressed, this one makes it all better:
Yackety Yack - The Coasters

What about that one time where you felt really super hyper?:
She Loves You - The Beatles

The definition of reality television::
Eyes of The World - Dave Matthews Band

You can sing this to the top of your lungs without missing a note!::
The Circus - Erasure
Your teenage angst theme::
Majick - Asian Techno

Cry me a river, build me a bridge, and get over it with this tune::
PacMan Fever - Buckner & Garcia

Wouldn't this sound cool instrumentally?::
My Name is Jonas - Weezer

What helps you get through a breakup?::
Alcohol - Barnnaked Ladies

Your marriage theme::
All You Can Know - Steve McDonald

Aaw, prom is here! Dance to this::
An Apple A Day - Aqua
This sums it up::
Vertigo - U2

In all reality, you know this is how you feel about life::
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis

You're off to college, what happens the first day?::
Innuendo - Queen

You're in a fairy tale, better bust out that wacky musical song::
Serious - Colors

Your overall life theme song is::
Delirious - Prince

What Pirate Am I?

Anne Bonny: One of the few female pirates recorded in history.
Information about you is scarce, but we do that you were born in Ireland, married to James Bonny, who you cheated on and left for Captain John "Calico Jack" Rackham. You sailed with Rackham enjoying many successes together, until you were captured in battle and sentenced to be hanged; however you pleaded your belly and were left alone until you gave birth. All other records afterwards have been missing.

Friday, July 11, 2008

This made me laugh


OPEC sells oil for $136.00 a barrel.

OPEC nations buy U.S. grain at $7.00 a bushel.

Solution: Sell grain for $136.00 a bushel.

Can't buy it?  Tough!   Eat your oil!

Ought to go well with a nice thick grilled filet of camel ass!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Life Analogy

So I think only the older people will even understand this, but this is how I was thinking about my life today ...

Life is like a computer. I'll be working along just fine in windows getting things done and progressing but then BAM! out of nowhere comes the blue screen of death and surprise surprise when you reboot everything comes up in DOS mode and since no one really knows how to use it anymore I'm just stuck in a black screen ... ugh!



so many things....

There are so many things I'd like to blog about today, but I really shouldn't and so I wont. I'll simply say "Suck it Up and Move On" and be done with it....
Now, for the more lengthy blog topic of which I choose to discus today is my travel plans and my lack of travel as it may be.
I did not go to Florida this week as planned. As many of you may not have heard Coventry Health Care had to drastically cut their second-quarter and full-year earnings forecasts and their stocks have gone from like over $50 a share to like $30 so if you want some stock now's a good time to buy, but you'll lose before you gain. Anyway due to this cut back all "unnecessary" travel has been vetoed AND they took away the StarBucks coffee from the break room. People have to drink the generic brand now, Oh No!
Anyway, even though the upper management of Credentialing thought that it was necessary travel to have someone go help in the other offices however corporate decided that it wasn't so I'm not going to Florida. I'm kinda sad about it, but it's okay. At least they thought I was a good choice to go.
So now I'm just going to Washington to see my new baby Mikayla. I'm excited! Sad news is that John doesn't get to come with me. It's too expensive for us both to go, so it's just me for this trip. That's sad, but he says he'll survive 3 days without me. . . I hope so.

This is a test.

This is a test to see if my new feature works. Which means if your reading this it does. Wow isn’t technology amazing?

Todays Thought

1 Nephi 16:2

And it came to pass that I said unto them that I knew that I had spoken hard things against the wicked, according to the truth; and the righteous have I justified, and testified that they should be lifted up at the last day; wherefore, the guilty taketh the truth to be hard, for it cutteth them to the very center.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Out walking

Happy Birthday Erin! I can't believe you are 12! That makes me feel so old. I hope you have a wonderful day and may all your 12 year-old little girl dreams come true. I love you!

These are the best things in the world.

Dr. Who

This morning on the way to work my husband asked me "Aren't Cybermen really just Daleks?"
And my answer to him was "Silly John, Daleks are Daleks, and Cybermen are Cybermen."
"But the Cybermen are out to destroy humans just like the Daleks." He says.
And then I said, "The Cybermen just want to delete you if you don't comply, whereas the Daleks want to completely exterminate you. In truth I think I'd much rather deal with a Cyberman."
So I made a promise that when I had a moment to check I'd look up the origins of Cybermen and Daleks during my break time. Not only did I find a website completely dedicated to Dr. Who called OutPostGallifrey but I also found these two very informative Wiki entries regarding Cybermen and Daleks.
I also promised to look up the spawning cycles of slugs to see if they have live births, lay eggs or spontaneously split and also what is the difference between a slug and a snail.... but I thought that maybe that would make me sound like to much of a nerd so I'm skipping the life cycle of the slug for now.
So anyway... for those of you who have no desire to look up the information yourself the Cybermen were originally a wholly organic species of humanoids originating on Earth's twin planet Mondas that began to implant more and more artificial parts into their bodies as a means of self-preservation. This led to the race becoming coldly logical and calculating, with emotions usually only shown when naked aggression was called for. They show up several times in the Dr. Who series with their first appearance back in 1967 with many variations of their robotic forms over the years.
Daleks on the other hand are organisms from the planet Skaro, integrated within a tank-like mechanical casing. The resulting creatures are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse (as all of their emotions were removed except hate). They are also, collectively, the greatest enemies of the Time Lord known as the Doctor. They first appeared in 1963 and have remained the same salt and pepper shaker shapes throughout the series'.
So there you have it. Daleks vs. Cybermen.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stupid mistake

I made a stupid mistake. I left my Laptop at work. I also left my test at work. that means No Shcool. I was in such a hurry to get out of there. I feel really stupid. It is nice not going today though. I am also in a little trouble. The Novel Scarlet is writing is on the Laptop. that means she can't write tonight. So i am in trouble for two reasons. Most Importanly of All It is my Mothers BIRTHDAY. Happy Birthday to my Mom. you wouldn't think a village idiot would have such a great mom, but I do. She is also proud of me. She has to be though because she is my mom. She is great and has help rasie a pretty good group of kids. she only got one idiot out of the bunch. I post how old she is,but i won't. I made the the idiot, but I am not stupid. thanks Mom for all you do. thanks for all the sacrifices. Tahnks for not killing me when i was a teenager. Your the best.

Movies Movies Movies

We saw Wall-E this weekend. and let me just say it was totally cute. . . That is if you can sit through 2 hours of very little talking. Very Benji the Hunted-ish. AND it was very helpful to have fore knowledge of the musical "Hello Dolly" All in all I guess I loved it. There was the underlying theme of living green, recycling, don't be fat, and look at what is around you and appreciate what you have now because 700 years from now it may all be gone and you could be stuck in a spaceship wandering the galaxy forever.... Oh and Love. Because "it only took a moment, To be loved a whole life long!"
I'm totally excited for Hellboy II this weekend! I already have my tickets!

Monday, July 7, 2008

it's about time

Wow. I have really slacked off on keeping up on my blogging. You'd think that real life had gotten in the way or something. :) Well, I'll try and fill in the gaps and keep my readers entertained.
hmmm... lets see....
Our 4th of July weekend was nice. We went to the parade with my family in the morning on the unshaded corner that we always sit on. the temperature was varying between 92 and 98 degrees according to the bank sign across the street. Thank goodness for a breeze and over cast skies.
Then it was off to the In-Laws for family fun with a BBQ and homemade Ice Cream. Yum. That was fun and it was even more fun this year because one of my most favorite people joined us for the afternoon festivities. Holly! She's such a sport to put up with me some times.
The fireworks were nice. I had to laugh at the loser who was announcing the festivities for the city. He made everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to America. That was quite absurd.
Then it was back to the In-Laws for more fun with fireworks. I don't think we got home until 1 am! That is way to late for me to be awake. As Saturday proved when I got up at 10 am and took a nap by 1 pm and then had to wake up at 5 to go back to the In-Laws for dinner (again).
Sunday was much the same as Saturday. Except that we had to go visit the Bishop. We are now Co-Team Teachers for the 15-16 year old Sunday school class. Yay for us. But it's getting us back to church so I guess I can't really complain. Then we went to sacrament meeting and then came home for more napping.
Then I didn't get to fall asleep until after 1 am so when the alarm went off this morning it was murder to try and get me out of bed. John didn't make it out of bed this morning so he got to say home and do the chores. So my lawn has been mowed, the dishes have been done the floors have been vacuumed and the bathroom has been scrubbed ...  now all I have to do is sprinkler placement and our house will be up to it's usual standard.... except for the birds that are bombing the back of our house with poo for some stupid reason.
Does anyone know what is the best way to kill box elder bugs?
We have a billion of them and nothing seems to work.
so there is life

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Fourth was fun!

Yesterday was fun. I got to sleep in. I then had to hurry to get to the parade. It was good. It was over cast so it was only 92 to 96 degrees. It was great to be with Liz's family. The two kids got candy. I think Z is going to have to teach them how to be more aggressive. You know throw a few elbows, get pushy. I have been told he's good at that. We then had a BBQ at my parents. It was great to see my brother. I would see him more if his wife didn't hate us all so much. She was in great mood though, so we all had a good time. We had a friend with us for the Fourth. She is great company to have around. My family really enjoyed her too. Afterwards we made home made ice cream. I love that stuff. Then we rested a little. My extended family came to my parents to have ice cream later. It is always great to see everyone of them. We are all so close. I wish i knew spouses better. When i came home from my mission everyone was married. That was just one of the many things i hand to adjust to. It was weird. Everyone was so adult like. Anyway, we then went up to the fire works. We met ever body there. Z always make thing more entertaining. The fireworks were good. The announcer wanted everyone to sing happy b-day to America. i thought that was ridiculous. I am sure some people enjoyed it though. then we went back to my parents for some more fireworks. Then home finally. I just want to add again how great it was to see everyone. I don't get to see some people very often. I maybe a quiet person, but I enjoy everyone company.

Friday, July 4, 2008

I like candy at parades better.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Book Review

The Mammoth Book of the Titanic

Compiled by: Jeff Tibballs


I feel like I have been reading this book forever. I got it for Christmas a few years ago and it has lived in the bathroom ever since. :)

I am utterly fascinated by the Titanic. The story of the ship, who built it, how it was built, why it was built. All the rich and glorious people on board and the horrors of the 3rd Class passengers and the bravery and selfishness and the selflessness and everything in between.

This is one of the most educational books I have read about the titanic. It contains the personal accounts of people who were on the ship and also the investigations that went into why it sunk. In the back it has passenger lists, Death lists, survivor lists... It’s awesome.

I’m a little sad that I finished it after all this time, but that leaves me wide open to read it again or to peruse the book story for something else about the Titanic that is just as fascinating.

Liz s favorite bagle

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Top 5's

This is for my cousin Jenn.
Here are my top 5's....
Top 5 movies I love to watch over and over
Tristan & Isolde
So I married an Axe Murderer
The Princess Bride
Hello Dolly

Top 5 songs I love
Blue - Eiffel 65
Do They Know it's Christmas - Bandaid
After the Summer's Gone - PC Quest
Party Girl - U2
Day Dream Believer - The Monkees

Top 5 singer/ groups
Lisa Loeb
The Dave Matthew's Band
The Barenaked Ladies

Top 5 snacks or candy
Jelly Dougnuts
Cinnamon Bears
Dilly Bars
Top 5 TV shows
CSI: Las Vegas
Top 5 Books
The Princess Bride
The Wheel of Time (series)
The Pokey Little Puppy
The Chronicals of Narnia
Mother Goose Collection

3's Company

How To Play This Game of TagPost these rules on your blog.
List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself.
Tag 3 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys
1- Reading
2- Sleeping
3- John

3 Fears
1- Abandonment
2- The Dark
3- Heights

3 Goals

1- Lose 100 pounds
2- Baby
3- Own my own house

Current Obsessions/Collections
1- Writing
2- Blogging
3- Anime

3 Random Surprising Facts about Yourself
1- Ifailed my drivers test 3 times when I was 16.
2- I really do weigh more then I look
3- there are 195 days until my birthday
I'm not tagging anyone. I'm just going to say that who ever wants to do this can do it. :)