February 25, 2008

Its coming!!

The long awaited report of my trip to Mexico will be posted shortly. It will be worth the wait, pictures, details, the works... I promise!

February 14, 2008

Oh Grandma,

Dearest Grandma,
For as long as I can remember you have been "my" grandma, even though I shared you with 13 others, for some reason when I was with you I felt like the only grandchild in your world. On this Valentine's Day, a holiday that you loved so much, you have been taken home to be reunited with loved ones who have passed before. For those of us left behind it leaves a little hole in our hearts.

I can't help but think of all the good times we had. The people watching at the mall, how you would help me cut cherries out of pie crust to go on top of the pies we baked, how you would let us play store with all your food storage, play dress-up in your jewelery, and raid your cupboards for candy. You loved to shop, and go out to eat. The thing you wanted most in your life was for your family to be happy and love each other. You loved the Lord and his gospel and always made sure that we kept him as a part of our lives. You were accepting of all and loved by many.

I will always remember every time that I called and spoke to you, you made sure that I knew you loved me and that you were proud of me. I will appreciate that forever because sometimes that was exactly what I needed to hear. I love you Grandma, and I will miss you greatly.

God Speed,
(I never understood why or how I got that nickname from you, but it lasted for 25 years)

February 13, 2008

Heaven on Earth

Thai Village's pineapple curry.

I like it, I love it, I crave it, I can't live with out it!

enough said

February 11, 2008

True Life...True Story

Ok its true, I have a little bit of a secret (I guess its not so secret now) obsession with MTV's True Life. For those of you not up to date on what this is I will give you a little background. Basically, its a documentary that follows 2-3 young people around to see how they deal with certain situations. The participants are dealing with the same thing, whether it be gay marriage activists, dealing with obesity, financial stress, young marriage, etc.

I love this show. Maybe its the spy in me. I find myself getting upset at them and telling them things that they could do that would make it easier. However, they don't ever listen to me. I found this blessed show by channel surfing. I started watching half of an episode and then lucky me there was another one on, and then another one. I think that it was a marathon. Well since then whenever I sit down to watch TV (which really isn't all that often) I look to see if it is on, and if it is a little bit of my heart is filled with joy... thats right MTV True Life, you complete me!

February 7, 2008

Some good news... Finally!

Since it is Friday, I thought I would post some good news I received by taking an internet quiz. Those people who create these quizzes sure do know what they are doing. They hit it head on every time. ;)
What's Your Cinderella Story?

My Result: Kiss the Prince
Take this test!

You don't need the pouffy dress, the fancy hair, or the 3-inch glass heels. A romantic soul like you just wants a guy who's a true companion, a good friend, a real prince. And if he's hot? All the better. But ultimately, you know that home is where the heart is. Which is probably why you surround yourself with good friends you can take care of and laugh with — friends who will do the same for you.

But that doesn't keep you from fantasizing about the perfect relationship. It's not that you don't have your feet firmly planted on the ground. It's just that you're not afraid to shoot high. Or wish upon a shooting star. So keep reaching for your goals, Cinderella. If you do, your happily ever after can't be far away. And you can seal that with a kiss.

P.S. I would really like those 3 inch heels.

February 6, 2008

Feliz Cumpleanos!

Happy Birthday Erin! You are the best cubicle buddy a girl could ask for. To link to her blog click here.

*Isn't she lovely?

*Yeah we have a lot of fun together!

I hope that you have the best birthday ever!!!!

Snow Snow go away!!!

Dont come back until Nov 15, 2008. That is the day that I will be able to deal with you again.

I am so sick of the snow I feel like I am living in a snowglobe, and the owners kid is having a hayday with it. The worst feeling in the world is when I wake up after a great nights sleep and I realize that it snowed during the night. I feel rushed because I know I have to go and scrap off my car, which can take a good 5 min at times. Then I have to make the trek into work. This is normally a 20 min drive however on snowy days people just forget how to drive. My normally semi-short drive is now turned into a 40-60 min drive. Don't get me wrong I dont mind going slow I actually prefer it in bad weather conditions. I just don't think it is necessary to stop in the middle of the freeway.

Anyways, I guess we are suppose to have another few weeks of this weather. Stupid ground hog. I will just bundle up and deal with it.

On top of all that I think I am getting seasonal affective disorder. I have just not been myself. Does anyone have any suggestions in dealing with this?

February 5, 2008

Happy Fat Tuesday

So I always equate Fat Tuesday with a girls gone wild video. I am not sure why. I think it is all those episodes of Cops that I watched as a youngster. In which the girls go topless and the cops ride around on horses. For some reason I have a very vivid memory of Snoop Dogg at one of the party houses there. Anyways this very important lesson in the ways of Mardi Gras came in handy one day. It went down like this. I was asked to help out with the Rape Crisis Centers silent auction one year at La Caille. When we were done with registration etc, we sat down to eat. Two of the girls were planning a trip to Louisiana to participate in the Mardi Gras celebrations. I always thought this would be fun, but my dad has strictly forbidden it. I now understand why. Well one girl her name was Mindy she made the comment that she was so excited to go, and she was going to go and buy some new bras so she could flash people on the street. After choking on my water, I was able to let her know that um the girls that do that don't wear bras. Because of my education from the Fox network I was able to save this little Utah girl from some major embarrassment.

Here are some real facts about Fat Tuesday.
  • It always occurs the day before ash Wednesday
  • Celebrations go until midnight on Tuesday and then Lent starts
  • It is 47 days before Easter (my favorite holiday)
  • For two centuries it has been an annual event in New Orleans, except during the 2 world wars
*I am sure there are many more fun facts that I could find and share with you all, but I should probably do some real work today.*