Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Memoirs

Friday - We went over to the Pages' house for dessert and games. We had a BLAST! We played Scattergories, Rummikub, and Gang of Four and Pop5 (a Cranium game) for the first time. **Christmas ideas: Gang of Four for Jed and Pop5 for me**
The Pages are so fun and I'm really glad that we've gotten to know them - they're becoming some of our best friends.

Saturday - I went to work and Jed came with me and studied all day. We got to go to Pie for lunch! SO good!
We stopped by Jed's aunt Annie's house to pick up our Russian Tortoise. His name was Turk and we renamed him Archie. He is SO fun! We're so glad that we got to take him off their hands. We've been wanting a turtle for a long time and now we have an awesome one! Thanks Annie and family!!
Jed tried to hike the Y with his brothers and some friends while the lights were still on for Homecoming, but when he got about three-fourths of the way up, the lights turned off. Bummer.

Sunday - We had our home teacher over and I went visiting teaching. We watched Hook and then studied. Nothing too exciting.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Boys

Laurel and my nephews were in town a few weeks ago. I watched the boys all day Wed & Thurs; they slept at our house Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun. It was a long, but super fun week!
We went to the park, the pumpkin patch and corn maze, we fed the ducks, we colored, we watched Curious George, and we made "monster cookies". We had a great time and I'm so glad that I was able to spend time with the boys.

Jed and I also learned some things, both individually, and as a couple:
If you have a 9 month-old on the edge of the bed, don't turn your back for a second. (Jed)
A crib barely fits in our room, between the bed and the closet - we can't have a baby if we still live here.
Hot dogs can be a breakfast food.
I am much more patient than either of us thought. At least when it comes to kids.
Going anywhere with two kids takes 4x as long.
High chairs are not necessarily a necessity, but definitely help.
Baths should not be taken during the day (per Eli).
Anything on the floor, or within 2 feet, is fair game.
Pants are optional at the playground if Ali's back is turned.
Sometimes you have to study in the bathroom (if there's a kid sleeping in the bedroom and another in the living room/kitchen area).
It doesn't matter if the ducks get fed, as long as you can eat some bread, too.
One. at. a. time. (kids that is)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Random Thoughts

(I apologize if any are off-color)

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

-That's enough, Nickelback.

-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

-There is a great need for sarcasm font.

-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first saw it.

-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

-How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.

- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

- Was learning cursive really necessary?

- Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

- My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us." Classy, bro.

- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent some jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood..

- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

- I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

- Bad decisions make good stories

-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

- Is it just me or do high school girls get skankier & skankier every year?

-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dangit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste..

-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket to turn off the alarm and end the panic button but I’d bet everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time after being totally unconscious up until that moment.

-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the heck do I respond to that?

-It really makes me mad when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

-I wonder if cops ever get miffed at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

-I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

-I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel fat before dinner.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that my grandparents live close and I can stay at their houses on Wednesdays after school.
I am thankful that I don't have to drive home late on Wednesdays.
I am thankful that I have a job.
I am thankful for Jed.
I am thankful that I have Fridays off.
I am thankful that Laurel and her boys are coming to visit this weekend.
I am thankful that I get to watch the boys for two whole days!