Monday, November 23, 2009

Memory Monday

So this memory is brought to you by the letters T and T. It is one involving an old roommate of mine- Terra Hatch.

I don't have any pictures of her, but she was adorable of course! She was this little bitty thing, who laughed at everything.

Sometimes in the evening I would get tired of studying and so I would "rest" for a bit. Usually I was on the bean bag chair we owned. What better place to rest... I mean study!

One night, as I was taking a few moments to let what I had learned seep in, out of nowhere I hear the loudest


Yes, my sweet, sweet Terra thought it would be SO funny to scare the tar out of me. Holy smokes! I don't think I could breath for a good ten minutes. She and my other roomies found it hysterical, and couldn't stop laughing. I wasn't too amused at first, but after some time, I giggled about it too. And now that I look back on it, it was a great joke. One I hope I can play on someone someday!

As a result, I never "rested" again while Terra was in the room. She said she wouldn't do anything, but how can you believe someone who would do that?!? ;)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunset Sunday

Sorry I missed the past two days... but sometimes my friends keep me out too late. With visions of hockey, IHop and Sushi in my head (not all at the same time mind you!) it's hard to do anything but go straight to bed. But isn't that better than just sitting at home writing on a blog??? I declare yes! And good times were had by us all.

But I'm here with you tonight... and I have a something for you to give some thought to this snowy winter's night. (Yay for soft fluffy snow... but NO carols yet!!!) :)

An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange and lime trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond; as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five- gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. Nearing the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!' The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked...' Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'

Some old men can still think fast.

I hope we all can be fast thinkers when we're all grown up.

(I didn't say my Sunday thinking had to always be serious!) :)

Have a good week. And Happy Birthday Jonny and Maggie!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The ABC's I'm thankful for...

Thanksgiving is next Thursday, as we all know, and so I'm going to tell the ABC's of what I'm thankful for. (I saw this on my friend Melissa's blog and thought it was pretty cool.)

America. I know everyone says it... but I don't think it's one of those 'thankfuls' that ever gets cliche. How can every single one of us not be thankful for our freedom and all that America gives us???

Books. Not only because they give me a job ;), but because they take me to so many places and help me take a break from life.

Co-workers. Really,sometimes I don't know how we would get through a day without each other.

Dessert. Sometimes you just have to have it before dinner. It just makes you feel good.

Each time I come home and Kitty greets me at the door. I know it's silly, but who doesn't want to feel welcome and wanted.

Family and friends... which in some cases are the same thing.

George Clooney. :) Just looking at him makes me happy. And why not. I'm a simple girl, with simple needs. It makes life easier!

Hot drinks... especially steamers! Mmmmm! They are yummy and make you feel all cozy and good inside when everything else is so cold.

Internet. E-mails. Blogs. Hulu! Sites that have celebrity gossip...

Journals. They not only allow you to say everything you want to say, but they are fun to look back on and see all the great AND ridiculous things you did. And all the crazy boys you liked!

Kitty. Which I know sounds silly... but she is my best company sometimes. She makes me laugh and listens so intently when I need to vent. With hardly any backtalk!

Libraries. All the free books you could want!

Movies. For two hours, or so, I can think of nothing else but someone else's life. Not that mine is so dramatic... but that's just it. Sometimes other's lives are so much more fun. Or scary, or sad, or whatever... But it's not my life, and so I don't have to think about it too much.

Night rides. There is something about driving/ riding in the night that makes everything so much clearer. And easier. And fun.

Ovens. Especially the microwave kind! ;)

Pictures. There is nothing better then looking back at adventures I've had. Such fun memories.

Quilts. So warm and cuddly. Especially when reading, or watching a movie, or when you find that just right spot when going to sleep.

Rain. It smells good. It's fun to play in (when it's not too cold.) It sounds relaxing. And storms are great to watch! And afterwards, it makes everything pretty.

Spaghetti and sandwiches. Two of my most favorite meals! Yum.

TV. It's where some of my loveliest friends live! ;)

Unicycles. They must make you feel brave and safe all at the same time.

Vacations. Sometimes so needed and necessary. Sometimes fun and necessary. Sometimes not necessary... but what great memories they make!!!

Watermelon. Just cause it's good.

Xylophones. Without them, I would never have been in Marching Band, therefore never had as much fun in High School as I did. Meeting Kristyn. And Heather. And then where would I be today???

You. You obviously must be awesome if you are reading my blog. I mean, you have me for a friend! ;) But really, the majority of you who read my blog mean a lot to me for some reason or another... and I'm very blessed to have so many good people in my life. From all over!

Zzzzzz... I stole it from Melissa, but it's true. Sometimes sleep is the most lovely thing out there. Ahhh.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Things That Made Me Laugh This Week...

10. Getting a text from Danny and not having a CLUE what he was talking about. (I finally figured it out!)

9. Kitty running all over the wood floor and slipping. (And yet she gets up and keeps running more!)

8. Dancing for Pam and Steve at work, not knowing there was a customer right behind me.

7. Bek Shmek and I leaving very long voicemails for each other. AND giggling about things that were about to happen.

6. Walking down the street and getting "attacked" by a branch outside.

5. The fact that Jonny and I always end our conversations by him getting my car and Kitty. That, and that we really don't agree on anything! ;)

4. Re-reading all the awesome video ideas Jake and I want to make... at 1 o'clock in the morning! (I couldn't sleep last night.)

3. Trevor inhaling the buffet like we only had 5 minutes to eat rather than 5 HOURS!!!

2. The way Sarjane and I say good morning to each other everyday.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Memory Monday

I'm sorry.
I told a very good friend of mine that I would stop being such a slacker, and get back to writing everyday like I promised I would at the beginning. It's not that hard, and I like doing it. I'm just a little lazy sometimes. But that's no excuse. So here we go...

This memory is one I shared with my Bek Shmek a few days ago, and it's stuck and keeps making me laugh. Mainly because I keep seeing signs of eggnog everywhere. Oh eggnog!

So quite a few years ago when I was living in St George, I came up north, or to the SLC area with my good friends Dan and Freddy. At this point in our lives, Dan and Freddy and I were joint at the hip. We did pretty much everything together and they were at our house basically from the moment they were done with work till it was time to go to bed. Our bedtime, not a reasonable person's bedtime... (But we had such fun shows to watch!!!)

Back to the memory. So I came up with Dan and Freddy for Thanksgiving. (I felt this was appropriate for this time of year.) At first we met up with Dan's dad and had a yummy dinner at the Golden Corral. This was my first experience there and as much as I love food, it was perfect. So we stuffed ourselves and continued on with our adventure. We were going to stop by and say hi to Buddy Jared and then meet up with Dan's dad again at his house and have more Thanksgiving with him and Dan's grandma. (You can never have too much Thanksgiving.)

K, this is where the funny comes in. So the whole trip (We'd travelled up the day before and stayed at Dan's sister's house that was empty, but free and not a hotel!) we'd been drinking eggnog. I'm pretty sure that after that trip, we all took a break from it, because we drank it that much! At this time though, we wanted it all we could get.

We were setting the table to have dinner with Grandma and helping get the food together. I'm not sure who started getting the eggnog out, but Grandma told us to put it away and that we couldn't have any until we finished our dinners! She was VERY firm with that. What?!? Eggnog was to be had with dinner, not afterwards. But Grandma would have nothing to do with it. So, being the good kids that we are, we left it at that.

Well apparently finishing your dinner means FINISHING YOUR DINNER... at least for Grandma. And nothing was going to happen till Freddy at his vegetables. Only Freddy didn't like the vegetables we were having. After waiting and waiting, Grandma got up for some reason or another and Dan and I yelled at Freddy to just eat his veggies. He wouldn't do it. So, being the resourceful young lady I am, I grabbed my napkin and scooped up Freddy's vegetables, putting them in my pocket. (Yes, people do do this...)

Finally, we could have our eggnog! Yay!!!

It really was so funny. And to this day Dan and I still reminisce about Grandma and her vegetables. Of course now we drink our eggnog WITH dinner... but a good lesson was learned that day:

Not that it's important to eat your vegetables, though it is, but GRANDMAS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT! (Whether you agree or not.)

Silly Grandma. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Memory Monday

This memory only happened a month or so ago... but it was funny, and I want to share it with all of you!

It happened at work, which seems to be the place to get fun material as of late. I don't know, apparently the crazies are out this time of year. With the lovely weather, have they nothing better to do???

This memory is not about a crazy though. It's about an adorable little girl and her mom.

They were in the children's area shopping when the little girl picked up a book and informed her mom that they needed to get it for their cat. Mom's reply was that their kitty probably wouldn't want that book. The little girl said that she would because the book was about a cat. (Silly mom, cat's like books about themselves!!!) Mom then stated that she didn't think the kitty could even read... and this is where the WONDERFUL reply comes. What made this conversation so wonderful and makes me smile still. She said this:

"Mom. Of course she can't read. She's a CAT!" Very exasperated that her mother would even THINK such a thing! C'mon Mom!!! Oh the thinking that children think...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Too funny! Sorry... but I laughed so hard when I saw these, I cried a little.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

K, I'm behind... sorry.

Here are the Top Ten things I want to tell you about....

10. I was a Q-tip for Halloween. It was awesome! Everyone at work loved it, and I'm sure you will too. I'll post pictures soon...

9. I went and had yummy dinner with my very good friend Carrie and her family and played Halloween games with the kids. My partner was Sophie, and she is 6. She was bossy and lovely. (Yes, when you are 6 those two go together!)

8. After WAY too many years, I broke my glasses and have to get a new pair. They are ordered, and when they come in, I'll take a picture and show them off to you. I hope they are really oK. The girl at the eye place said they were cute. I believe her only because the pair I showed her before she didn't like... I hope she wasn't lying because she's so jealous of me and wants me to be ugly! I didn't think of that... Hmmm... I should have brought one of you!

7. I love the show "Community"! It is SO funny. Not as much as "The Office"... c'mon! But it's a good lead in. Yay for Chevy Chase being back on TV!!!

6. I'm having dinner with my BFF Bek Shmek tonight! Yum! We haven't had a girl's night in so long, and I'm very excited for it. We're going to do hair and make-up and nails and prank people and probably TP a house or two...

5. I got an e-mail today that says I won the lottery in South Africa! Yay! I already invited someone to go with me to collect, but if he backs out, any takers? Or you can come along with us!!! If I've won the lottery, I'm sure I can afford tickets for many!

4. I'm still trying to think of themes for Thursday and Saturday if anyone has any suggestions...

3. I joined a gym and am going to start working out again... yes, I said again. I'm excellent at starting out again. I hope to keep it up this time. Maybe if I have to report to all of you it will happen. Maybe.

2. They have pomegranate 7-Up now and it's DELICIOUS!!! I highly recommend you get some yourself. OR if you need a hot drink, go to Starbucks and get the Pumpkin Spice steamer. Yum!

1. And the story you have all been waiting for....

So my friend Tiff and I went to the Annual Nielsen Family Haunted Forest. It was great fun! They do an amazing job every year!!! I'm not a fan of haunted houses or forests or any of that stuff... but I've been before, and Jasen promised it would be family friendly. It was good. Just a little scary here and there. Nothing to make me cry.

Well Tiff and I were making it through just fine. We slipped at one point, but just because it was a little wet and slippery. No big deal.

Half way through we get to this one part where a monster is walking at us. From my view in the front, all I can see is the monster and bushes and blocked off areas. I couldn't figure out where to take us next! My thoughts were the monster guy would eventually move away and then we would go by him... but he wasn't moving!!! So I just stood there, because I wasn't getting too close to him.

Suddenly we hear this chain saw go off behind us!!! Tiff apparently wants nothing to do with chainsaws and so she PUSHES ME DOWN and takes off the stairs I didn't see to my left! I'm not kidding. She literally PUSHED ME DOWN and took off running! It was awesome!!! I couldn't stop laughing. I got up and ran up the stairs after her. She stopped about half way and waited for me to catch up. We then made it through the rest of the forest, laughing the whole time. Perhaps it was the laughter that got us through...

Either way, it was my best Halloween experience ever! Thanks Tiff.

And now I think you are all caught up on my life.

The End :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunset Sunday

So I'm sorry I missed you all on the best day EVER!!! I will get a picture of my awesome costume as soon as I get them downloaded! It was amazing of course!!! I had to work all last night (boooo!) but I also had some fun and watched "Night of The Living Dead". So good. Yeah for black and white movies! Tomorrow I'll also tell you more about getting pushed down at the Haunted Forest. I think that will be great for Memory Monday. Sure it wasn't that long ago, but it's a great memory I'm going to have for a LONG LONG time!!!

As for today... this is what I want you all to think about. It's November. Thanksgiving time. SO.....


DO think about Tom the Turkey! He deserves it!!!!