Friday, October 31, 2008

Elections Cancelled

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth  II

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

(You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.  A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:


. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.'  Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters,  and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.'  Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels.  (look up 'vocabulary').

. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ''like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S.English.. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf.  The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of  '-ize.'
. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists.  The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent.  Guns should only be used for shooting grouse.  If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist,then you're not ready to shoot grouse..

. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler.  Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect.  At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.   Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon.  Get used to it.

. You will learn to make real chips.  Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps.  Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all.  Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of  known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager.  Australian beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer.  They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them.  American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys.  Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters.  Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed  with a cheese grater.


11. You will cease playing American football.  There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer.  Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies)..

12. Further, you will stop playing baseball.  It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America.  Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.  You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the Australians first to take the sting out of their deliveries.


13. You must tell us who killed JFK.  It's been driving us mad.


14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).


15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream)  when in season.

God Save the Queen!

Happy Halloween!!

This is my costume today. Da da da! It's Super Girl!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I quit

"Quit what?" You may be asking .... everything.
If anyone needs me I'll be in bed with a blanket over my head.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Desert Island Discs

I've been tagged by my favorite brother in-law Scott to play along, but I had seen this on Scott's friend Dave's website and had thought I'd do it anyway. So the basic idea as Dave puts it is "what albums would you want if you were stranded on a desert island that just happens to have a stereo and electricity but still no way to contact anyone for help".

There are a few rules that he decided to make:
*Only one album from each artist (forcing you to make some tough choices).
*No greatest hits or compilations of any kind (that would be cheating).
*Limit the list to 10.
* Ignore the iPod factor since it essentially makes this list obsolete.

It's not about the technology anyway, it's about the music! Plus "Desert Island Discs" sounds a lot snappier than "Desert Island Playlist."

These are in no order.

10. "The Phantom of the Opera" - Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Broadway version. I have always loved the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the music of the Phantom of the Opera is a collection I could listen to over and over again. I believe this album was one of the first I ever purchesed when I joined the Columbia Record club oh, so many years ago.

Past the point of no return the final threshold - the bridge is crossed, so stand and watch it burn... We've passed the point of no return...

9. "Under The Table and Dreaming" - The Dave Matthews Band. One of the first "real" dates I went on after I turned 16 was to a Dave Matthews concert with my cute little buddy Eric Clark who I usually called Jack. He was a nice kid and took me to almost every Dave Matthews concert I ever went to. This Album has enough of a variety of songs to keep me entertained for quite a while.

Then i look up at the sky my mouth is open wide, lick and taste whats the use in worrying, whats the use in hurrying turn turn we almost become dizzy. I am who I am, who I am, well who am i? Requesting some enlightenment could I have been anyone other than me?

8. "Rattle and Hum" - U2 .This album contains my most favorite versions of Bullet the Blue Sky that I could listen to again and again. I have this album so memorize tht my husband often mocks me as I sing along with all the same emotional inflections that Bono has.

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain see it driving nails into souls on the tree of pain from the firefly, a red orange glow see the face of fear running scared in the valley below

7. "Life in Cartoon Motion" - Mika. A relitivly new addition to my CD collection I grew really attached to it really quickly. Mika has such a variety of styles on this CD and I think we listened to this in the car for a week straight, and it's one of the only CD's that got put on my iPod in it's entirety. Love It.

Walks in to the room Feels like a big balloon I said hey girl you are beautiful Diet coke and a pizza pleaseDiet coke Im on my knees Screaming, big girl you are beautiful

6. "EFY 2000: Foward With Faith" I got this album from my sister while I was on my mission and it got me through some rough patches when I'd have to sit in my room for hours in order to not say or do something to a companion that I might regret later. It's got a lot of good music that helps to remid you of the divinty of the Savior and helps to nurture faith.

He lives, all glory to his name! He lives, my savior, still the same; What joy this sweet sentance gives:I know that my Redeemer lives!

5. "Gordon" - Barenaked Ladies. Yes, there are other BNL albums that are better then this, but this album is sentimental to me. I love it.

If I Had $1000000 (If I Had $1000000) I'd buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that's cruel) If I Had $1000000 (If I Had $1000000) I'd buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)If I Had $1000000 (If I Had $1000000) I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)If I Had $1000000 I'd buy your love...

4. "Upstairs at Eric's" - Yaz. This is an album I discovered about 12 years ago and have been in love with it ever since. I love Yaz. The beat is always great and the songs are catchy.

this is going to take a long time, and i wonder what's mine can't take no more, wonder if you'll understand, it's just the touch of your hand behind a closed door

3. "0898" - The Beautiful South. Out of the many choices I have by this band 0898 is my favorite. I got this from a boy once and fell madly in love with both. But alas, Mark was much to tall, rich and cocky for me, and he never did love me back and that's okay. At least we have the Beautiful South to show for it.

The perfect love song it has no words it only has death threats, And you can tell a classic ballad by how threatening it gets, So if you walk into your house and she's cutting up your mother, She's only trying to tell you that she loves you like no other, No other, she loves you like no other.

2. "Fairweather Johnson" - Hootie and the Blowfish. When you're in that pensive mood and just want good moody music to listen to Fairweather Johnson fits the bill. I went to the tour when it came to SLC with my sister and my older brother and fell inlove with the song Tootie. I could listen to this album forever and be happy.

Had a dream about you, You sat right down beside me, And you told me we were through, It was all so real and you told me reasons why, You brought me to the window, And you taught me how to fly.

1. "Firecracker" - Lisa Loeb. So many memories are associated with Lisa Loeb, and all good. I chose this out of my Lisa Collection because it has some of my most favorite songs on.

In an open room that echoes well, this is where I can tell you everything.

More Movies

Identity - This was more of a psychological thriller then a good "Halloween" move. There was plenty of blood though and not too much stupid. The basic plot is that 10 people are all brought to a motel in the middle of nowhere on a stormy night and then people start to die. The basis is that you have to figure out who is doing it and what's really going on. The movie wasn't to bad I'm going to give it a vote of "Okay".
CreepShow - A classic from my childhood. Sometimes I really wonder how I saw so many horror flicks as a kid... but then I remember who my brothers are. The Creepshow is one of my favorites. It's so cheesy and campy that it's hard not to laugh at. There are 5 short stories all with violent outcomes. The first is about a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches. And over all there is the boy and his voodoo doll getting his revenge on his father for throwing out his comic book. I LOVE IT!
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - This movie really isn't as good as I remember it being as a kid. It's been a long time since I had actually watched this movie and John and I have decided that Charlie Brown is depressing. All the stories and comics are just a bout a poor boy who never got anything right and nobody liked him. How depressing is that!? John and I voted and it has been decided that we shall not watch this movie again and we will just stick with the Robot Chicken version where the great pumpkin does come and all those horrible little children get what they deserve... mwaha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I was asked today if these were my kids... Aren't my daughters cute?

These are the new boiler controls.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I froze this morning.

What I got to do today. As Scott put it "so you get paid to stand around huh?" My response later, Yes. Yes I do." We were actually removing a valve. This is a contractor group removing and fixing. We had to vent the steam line for them to work on it. We then had to move the valve to the Plant. I sent a picture of the 100 lbs valve. It just has not posted yet.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

After "Thriller" Note I am not in the picture. I wanted to show that I may not have had a good time, but someone did. I can't say it have a waste of time. Some parts were good. I just don't get art dance blah. they all work very very hard and did a good job. I just don't recommend it to everyone. just some one who will enjoy that kind of stuff.

Before "Thriller"

My life according to Google.

This was kind of fun. You google yourself in the following categories and then Pick the first one that comes up.

1: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search:
Liz needs to get that one frame from out of her old animated gif avatar

2: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search:
Liz looks like a rockstar with slurpees.

3: Type in "[your name] does" in Google search:
Liz does London

4: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search:
liz hates this pic on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

5: Type in "[your name] goes" or "..has gone" in Google search:
Liz goes to Doubleday in Landisbury PA

6: Type in "[your name] loves" in Google search:
Liz Loves Hillary, and More

7: Type in "[your name] eats" in Google search:
Liz eats

8: Type in "[your name] has" in Google search:
Liz Has

9: Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search:
Liz wants to turn Taj Mahal pink!

This was supposed to post last Saturday but it didn't.

Time for a new IT department.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ode To My Red Shoes

My Red Shoes are so old

the oxblood sheen had been so bold

The leather is cracked

And there's no going back

Through rain and snow and Virginia's glow

To Utah their death they did faithfully go

Buckles so silver and the eyelets had flair

You've out lived your usefulness, but it still isn't fair

I have loved my red shoes

Having to let go gives me the blues

They slip off and on so well

Utah air is much like Hell

Damn the Mongolian who stole my shoe wax.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

What Have I Been Watching?

This has been a terribly uneventful Halloween movie month. I feel like we haven’t really accomplished watching anything let-alone putting up my Halloween decorations. I think I’m just too lazy to do it because I know that as soon as I do I have to take them down for some other holiday decoration. Ugh! Oh well, on that note here it is the list of movies that we have watched the past few weeks:

The Messengers – We watched this movie with Jess & Toby one random Saturday night. It was alright. It’s about a family that moves out to middle of nowhere North Dakota to start a sunflower farm, but the house the move into is haunted… and if you want the technical term I’d say that was a residual haunting as the events of the traumatic night are replayed over and over again. But only the teenage screw up daughter sees anything and her parents don’t believe her. Then a crazy overly friendly guy shows up to help on the farm and it turns out that the house wants HIM because he killed his entire family over a failed crop of sunflowers. Anyway, in the end the house gets him and the girl is no longer labeled as the crazy screw up.

The Happening – M. Knight Shamalan. Really sometimes that’s all you need to say about a movie and people form their opinions. This movie was… well, I don’t really know how to describe it without totally giving away the plot and ruining the movie for any who want to see it. There was an “event” that occurred that caused people to kill themselves and Marky Mark Wahlburg had to take his wife and friend and friends daughter and flee the affected area. Well the “effected area” kept getting bigger and bigger and more people die and eventually Marky Mark is left with only his wife and his friend’s kid. They go through a bunch of trials and eventually the event ends and they miraculously surrived. Marky Marks acting was so bad it was funny and his wife caused me to sit and wonder throughout the whole movie “who is she and where have I seen her before” but other than that I guess I’ll just say that this movie was okay, and that if you like the other M. Knight Shamalan movies then you’ll probably like this one too.

The Invasion – This is your standard invasion of the pod people movie. Aliens come to earth and take over people’s bodies and bring peace and love and someone who is unaffected wants to kill them. This had Nicole Kidman and that ugly James Bond guy Daniel Craig in it. I wasn’t to impressed with the movie as a whole, but if you are looking for something kinda cheesy and not very suspenseful you can watch this one.

SkinWalkers – I actually didn’t watch this one. I fell asleep, but a week of having a cold and Nyquil finally got the better of me and I slept through this one. But here is what I know about it. There are good werewolves and bad werewolves and there is the golden child who on his 13th birthday will cure all the werewolves of their curse. Of course the bad werewolves don’t want to be changed back they enjoy being evil but the good werewolves are hiding the child waiting for the day of redemption. John says it was terrible though but it wasn’t that great either. He has made us watch several Werewolf movies in the years we have been together, and I put most of them in that category. If you want to watch an entertaining werewolf movie I suggest Ginger Snaps and Ginger Snaps II. I really did like those ones.

Ghost Ship – A movie we have seen a few times. It’s okay. Once you have seen it once though you’ve seen it and I don’t know that there is any point in revisiting it. Salvagers find out about a ship in international waters and decide to go and take her for their own and when they get out there they discover that it is a ship that had been missing for over 30 years. Most of the members of the salvage crew die except for one and she finds out the truth behind the missing ship and her dead crew and has to fight back to survive. Anyway, it’s worth watching once, but that’s about it.

The Nightmare before Christmas – Always a good movie. I do put this in my “Thanksgiving Movie” category because it’s not really a Halloween movie and it’s not really a Christmas movie, it’s an in-between movie. I have loved this movie since it first came out years and years ago and I love it more now than I did then. I have gained quite the appreciation for Tim Burton and Danny Elfman over the years and would recommend any move that Tim Burton has his hands in.

The Frighteners – Michael J. Fox in a horror movie. Yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. The movie was too long and drug out and could have ended about an hour sooner than it did. And the whole time I found myself either wishing it was over or watching Michael J. Fox to see if this movie was made before or after he started shaking. Anyway the story is about a psychic who cons people into paying him to remove ghosts from their homes that he put there in the first place, but then people start dying and he is pulled into the chaos and blamed for it when really it’s just a crazy killer come back from the dead and his crazy girlfriend who is still alive. He falls in love during the course of the movie and his new girlfriend is the next target so he has to save her and solve the mystery and live happily ever after. I had never seen this movie before, and it’s one I will never see again.

Flight of the Living Dead – or as John and I like to call it … Zombies on a Plane. Oh my where to even start with this one. I think the title is quite self explanatory. We rented this just for the laugh factor. We had seen the trailer for it on one of these other movies we had watched and thought it looked like such high quality film making that we should check it out. Ha ha. But we did get a good laugh and were highly entertained so if you’re looking for campy and extremely dumb then this is the movie for you.

Thursday, October 16, 2008



Even in tough economic times, we want to make sure the next president, no matter who that is, keeps his commitment to fighting global poverty. The total spent on all poverty-fighting programs make up less than one percent of the entire U.S. budget, yet we are saving millions of lives and helping the world's poorest people break free from crippling poverty.

These efforts will be even more critical as the effects of any global economic slowdown are magnified in already struggling countries. I just took action with ONE to tell my leaders to keep their promises to the world's poor, and you can too, here:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Here are the rules:All you have to do is go to your 6th picture album folder, pick the 6th picture and post it. After that, tag 5 friends...

This is our Christmas tree from last year. I love our little tree but it is getting swamped by all the Hallmark ornaments that we are buying, we're going to have to upgrade one of these years. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas so the tree is luck if it gets put up before 1 week to Christmas. This drives mu husband crazy. Oh Well.

I tag:






and ...

Carrie (we'll see if she plays along :))

This is what I have been staring at for the last 20 minutes.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bear River High School performed selections from Star Wars.

Orem High School performed selections from Braveheart.

Marching Bands. I love them. Davis Cup Competition.

a quote I enjoyed

Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used. - Emmanuel

Four, Four, Four, Four...

A) Four places that I go to over and over:  Work, DATC,  Mom's & the In-Laws

B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):  Loran, Blogger, Altius, John 

C) Four of my favorite places to eat:  Applebee's, Ruby River, Chili's, home 

D) Four places I would rather be right now:  Sleeping, Washington, St. George (Zions), Disneyland

E) Four TV shows I watch:  Heroes, CSI, Chuck, The Office

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mmmm. Fruit & Cottage Cheese. Thats more like it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Helping out in the Control room.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Scrapbook Now

I saw this on a friends blog today and I thought it was creative and kind of fun. The scrapbook challenge is to take 10 pictures right now a put them in a small scrapbook and lug it around to look at in spare moments, I am not putting mine in a book because the last thing I need is one more thing in my purse, but I'm putting it here for the rest of the world to enjoy too.

So Here we go...

My Handsome husband. You can't tell, but he just finished chasing me accross the house before I could take this picture.

The new fish. Sorry Jennie, but both your gold fishes are now dead. I replaced them with 2 new Mollies. One Silver Molly and one Dalmation Molly.
This is my beautiful Noranti kitten in her favorite spot. The clean laundry. She waits for this every Saturday and get really indignant when we finally put it away before we can go to bed.

Mahana in her basket. This is Mahana's favorite spot in the house. Right under the fish tank and right in the middle of the living room so she can monitor what goes on from a comfortable place.

My Car. How do I love thee let me count the ways....

The ongoing project. It may look bad, but it's come a long way. We can see the floor now where a few months ago there was no open space at all.

Mmmmm ... Dinner. Beef stew with potatoes and carrots simmered all day in the crock pot. This is one of my favorite things about chilly weather.

The computer desk. I spend A LOT of time here.

In case you don't know, I love shower curtains. I like finding fun and fancy ones and yes, they all have to be clear so the light can come through, otherwise the bathroom is way too dark.

The remodeled living room. It's so much brighter and cheerier then before. I do still need a red couch.

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's October

Well, It's October and it doesn't really feel like it. Scarlet and I are usually two months in to scary movies by now. I think we have watched two this year... last week.

Well, I want to see some good ones this year. So everyone give some ideas. Let me know what we should watch this year. We watched Army of Darkness A couple of nights a go. That really isn't scary at all. It is a funny movie though.

The Assembly Hall at Temple Square.

Z's lonely goldfish.

Halloween Movie Month in Full Swing

Army of Darkness - This movie dubbed a "CULT CLASSIC" really is just a classic in my movie list. I love it. I really enjoyed EvilDead II back when I was a teenager, but I had never seen EvilDead or Army of Darkness until just a few years ago. And though EvilDead II is still great for it's campy-ness I think Army of Darkness is the top of my Bruce Campbell movie list. So very cheesy and so very quotable... "Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things, right now: Jack and shit... and Jack just left town."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Burial at sea... Sent him to Davie Jones, we did.

Jennie's dead fish. Now I'm down to one.


I was listening to the Beastie Boys today and aside from the fact that I think I really enjoy them every time they pop up on my iPod I have to laugh about a Barbie girl I know who loves them... For some reason this face doesn't scream "Beastie Boys Fan" to me -

I believe in faeries

"I think that people who can't believe in faeries aren't worth knowing. I just think that alternate realities make you a good writer. If your work is any more than one dimension, you believe in faeries."

- Tori Amos

Fruit & Cottage Cheese. Not as good as one would expect.