Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Staple Free Stapler

Yeah. That is what I said. Staple-free stapler. I just got one from ThinkGeek. I pretty much bought it because it's cute. I'm that girl at work with all the janky crap on her desk. I guess it is kind of the office version of that lady down the street with the lawn gnomes and pink plastic yard flamingos with the spinny wings. Yeah, that's my desk.

This is my Purple Puppy Stapler and his kitty friend.


It is basically magic. It cuts the paper and folds it around and then tucks it. Up to FIVE pages !!!! Here is a pictorial of what happens:





This will save my company dollars a year in staples.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Vote for No More Homeless Pets in Utah!

Booker T. Wants you to dooooooooooooooooooooo it!



You can vote for any shelter, but No More Homeless Pets is a great one. They rescue and care for animals all over the state of Utah. $10,000 would help them continue to care for hundreds of dogs, cats, bunnies and other animals.

So VOTE ! If you don't Booker will get real, real pissed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Not so great.....

The pies, they didn't turn out so well. Katchie and I were chatting a little too much while making the pies and I got distracted. Turns out SUGAR is a pretty important ingredient in Apple Pies.

Thank God for frozen Sara Lee pies at Smith's at 11:30 at night.

Thanksgiving was delish. I think I could eat Turkey dinner once a week.



Booker Update:

That little fluffer face is fine and dandy. The drops worked great and her eye is all better. She has a super special Christmas outfit she can't wait to show you all. I will post some pictures soon!!


Thats about it people! Shooooooooot.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pie! Pie! Pi- Pie!

I'm getting together with Katchie tonight to make some Thanksgiving pies. I hope to end up with this:


or this:


But if, for some crazy reason, they don't turn out, I have a back up plan:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Booker and the Vet



Sometimes she gets REAL PISSED.

Not a happy camper. Book's eye looked a little red and funny yesterday so I made a vet appointment. He seems to think that doesn't have an eye infection, but some sort of self inflicted trauma. Probably from hauling A around the dining room, slipping on the floor and slamming into the cabinets. A tornado.

She takes after me.

Well we got some drops. So hopefully she will be feeling better in 5 days or so. If not, back to the doc.

Monday, November 10, 2008

With My By Myself!

You won't regret watching this SNL video. It reminds me of a neighbor we had in when we were little kids. Not because she had a forehead for days, but because every time we went over to her house she was watching Lawrence Welk.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Obama, How Sweet it is !!!



It's a great day to be an American! I couldn't be happier with the results of the election. Millions of Americans have rallied together for change,for hope for a better tommorow.I am elated. American's have finally put a great man in the White House.THAT is why I'm proud to be an American today.

Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Get Free Stuff Just For Voting!!!



"I want you to VOTE! And then go get some free stuff!"


If you need a little extra encouragement to make it to the polls tomorrow how about a freebie!


Starbucks will give you a free 12 ounce drip coffee on Tuesday November 4th if you let them know you voted.

More you say?

Krsipy Kreme is giving away a free star shaped donuts to anyone who comes in wearing their "I Voted" sticker!

People, that right there is breakfast.

I will be heading over to Ben and Jerry's on Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm to collect my free scoop of ice cream. Hey, I like treats ok.

So wear your "I Voted" sticker with pride! ( And get excited cause it doubles as a coupon!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I couldn't possibly!!!

My mother actually thinks I would let this happen?


DOUBTS IT!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Battling the Muffin Top.....



Ugh. Here come the Holidays just waltzing in here with their candy, and their treats and their delicious wonderful food. Who the hell do they think they are !!!
I''m tryin not to gain eleventy billion pounds!

The other day I realized that I have been chowin down on the Halloween candy around the office and decided I needed to take immeadiate action. The plan: don;t eat candy at work. Seems simple enough. I made it through Tuesday without a single piece of candy. Then I realized how pathetic I was to be excited that I didn't eat candy for ONE WHOLE DAY! WOW ! Thats about as amazing as not getting arrested for ONE WHOLE DAY. Pretty ground breaking.

Shooooooooooot. So the current plan is to keep going to the gym and keep off the candy. Today was a bad day. I had 5 blue M&M's for before I even left the house. As I'm writing this I realized I just at a mini Butterfinger. Shut up. IT WAS MINI!!!!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Rooty's Life in Pictures

I got a fabulous new gift. His name is Rooty. He lives on my desk. Here is his life in photos. He is a foreigner. European. That is why he is naked.


His first day in the states.








Measuring up.....


The Rebellious phase


Being accepted as a part of "The Family". The Cubicle Mafia.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sarah Pailin Tina Fey Side by Side

You couldn't make this stuff up ! Thanks to Sarah Pailin, you don't have to. She did all the hard work.

(Skip to about :10 in to get to the good stuff!)



Oh shoot. You bet.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters



We watched this movie last night and I loved it!

This documentary follows Steve Wiebe of Redmond Washington.After getting laid off he started playing Donkey Kong in his garage. After finding out that Billy Mitchell had held the all time top score in Donkey Kong since 1982 Steve decides he wants to beat it. He finds patterns in the game and practices. Billy Mitchell was an arrogant jerk who was like some lord of the nerds! Billy refuses to show up at any gaming competitions to compete against Steve. Weiner!

Twin Galaxies is the official association that reports arcade game high scores. They all bow down to Billy Mitchell and seem to try everything they can to protect his high score.

I won't ruin the ending for you, but check it out. It's great for nerds, geeks and everyone else!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bun on the run

Booker explored the back yard last night. Then she got our of her harness and I had to chase her around. She is a smart cookie (that's just something old people say).


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Barack the Vote

I got this email yesterday and really liked it. Don't get all bent out of shape if you are voting for McCain/Palin. I just think this makes some excellent points. It's a little pointed, I still think it makes a great statement.

If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers: a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
Name your kids Willow , Trig, and Track: you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating: you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first
black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive
that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law
professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with
over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human
Services committee, spend 4 ye ars in the United States Senate representing a
state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the
Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs
committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
If your total resume is: local weather girl (sports caster), 4 years on
the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000
people, 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then
you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2
beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real
Christian.
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your
disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the
proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other
option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen
daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a
prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,
then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent
America 's.
If your husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DUI
conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age
25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska
from the USA , your family is extremely admirable.




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Monday, September 22, 2008

Booker's Halloween Costume.....

Rah Rah Siss Boom Baaaahhhhh!!

They didn't have any pom poms but I think she pulls it off quite well.....



Thursday, September 18, 2008

Negative, Negative, No! No! No!

While I feel up to date on political issues in our state, in general I don't get too pissed about stuff. I realize that I live in a conservative state and therefore should expect a certain level of stupid conservative laws and policies. I am putting my foot down. I am drawing the line.

Thanks to a new law passed by the legislature as of October 1st no malt beverages will be sold in grocery stores. That means no Mike's Hard Lemonade,no Fuzzy Navels, no Boones Farm. The new law mandates that all malt beverages, or "Alcopops" as they refer to them, may only be sold in State Liquor Stores. Why must you rob the public of these delicious lady beverages, or "Bitch Beers" as I call them. If I want to drown my sorrows in a bottle of Boone's Farm Melon Ball on a Sunday afternoon I should have the right ! People, you can't plan depressive episodes, they just happen.

The reasoning for removal from grocery stores ??? Because these "Alcopops" are clearly marketed toward underage people and are there fore encouraging under age drinking. PEOPLE! PLEASE! The advertising restrictions are so tight that kids aren't even seeing them! If you are worried about your child drinking underage, or at all, it is the responsibility or parents to educate their kids on the dangers or binge drinking, drinking and driving etc. Have harsher repercussions for stores that sell to minors and for persons who purchase alcohol for minors. Don't take away my right to enjoy a fuzzy navel because it doesn't conform to your set of values.

Distributors for Anheuser-Busch and Diageo, the worlds largest breweries, say that they will no longer distribute their delicious products in Utah. The cost to adhere to the labeling laws required by the state of Utah for sale in the State Liquor Store is not worth it for them.

So there you go. I'm pissed. Real pissed. And I don't even really like these beverages. IT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF THE MATTER!

See the article in Salt Lake Tribune here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

the face of death

looked like a weathered lizard.

The other day I got out of my car to pump some gas. As I swiped my card I notice the lady on the other side of the pump, also gassing up her card, was smoking a cigarette. I said " You really shouldn't be smoking while pumping gas." Just a tip.

She gives me the stink eye and says in her frog voice "What? You're one of those anti-smoking types eh?"

I replied "No. I'm more like one of those anti-exploding types."

The stink eye intensified. Then she tossed her cig butt into the trash can. don;t worry. She didn't put it out so I sure a trash can was blazing a little while later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Overheard in West Jordan

Returned Mish #1: Yeah, I was worried I might not get in...

Returned Mish #2: Dude, At SLCC (Salt Lake Community College) you pretty much have to be dead to not get in.....

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I like to take breaks...

and sometimes I don't feel like blogging. But lucky for you I went to Washington to my cousins wedding and there fore I shall post a picture or seven.

I would have to say it was probably the funnest (yeah, I made that a word ok) weddings I have ever been too. At the reception I was feeling like a loser because I was thinking "shouldn't my wedding have been the most fun for me ? you know because it was mine." Then I realized that at you own wedding you are running around like a nut job saying hello to your husbands parents neighbors grandson. So that isn't so much fun.

Relaxing, having drinks, chatting, riding a bike, dancing. Those things are fun. Those are the things I did as Dustin and Erica's wedding.




Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatchoo Gonna Dooo...

I can't go anywhere without the man getting me down ! Sunday we went boating with some friends at Jordanelle. An hour into our wake boarding extravaganza the po po show up. We weren't doing anything wrong, I'm pretty sure they just wanted to check our sweet skills. And Nedley's sweet boat. So turns we didn't have enought life jackets, and the boat apparently was not registered. (Guess we were breakin the law. Well, I wasn;t breakin the law, but some one was) So they tell us we had better head back to the marina. Sweet. Let's do that. It's not like PArley's canyon was closed and we had to drive 70 miles out of the way and go through Provo. We'll just cruise on back then.
Well, turns out we just aimed for the dock and took turns wake boarding back. Good times.

The highlight of our day was the dead rat floating in the water.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Am I the only one who thinks......

The Ice Cream Truck is creepy ? I don't just mean the one in my neighborhood. I mean Ice Cream Trucks in general. Maybe I'm just not used to them. You see, when I was growing up we didn't have an ice cream truck come to our neighborhood. We lived up this long steep hill and those little Ice Cream wagon couldn't even make it up there.

In our neighborhood now I see the Ice Cream Tuck everyday jingling around the neighborhood. Sorry, but It is just creepy ! With their creepy no window vans and their creepy stickers and their creepy music. FREAKS ME OUT!!!

Sorry for stereotyping but I'm just saying, they're are probably all wierdo's.

This definitely helps:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

They're taking over my life......


I can't stop watching. I love it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Attention all gym patrons...

Could I ask you to do me a solid? Stop farting while you're working out. I know I know, that is a lot to ask. I mean to ask you to control your flatulence whilst running full steam ahead? That is ridiculous, right ? Well if you could just do this one little thing for me, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.

The gym has recently been bought out by a national franchise. It didnt make any difference to me because our memberships carried over to the new club. Well, today was a big day. We got brand-spankin-new cardio equipment. BOO YEAH!

This new equipment is FAN-CEEEE. Each machine has it's own individual television attached that you can control. SWEET. No more fighting people for to watch Saved By The Bell.

Today I noticed the downside to these new fancy contraptions. When the TV's are off they work as in-your-face mirrors. Listen, I feel bad enough that other people have to see me at the gym. (I can only imagine the faces I'm pulling when I'm trying to get my fatass to go another 5 minutes on the elliptical. That combined with the faces I;m probably making due to the stink bombs being blown at me.)The last think I want to look at for an hour is my red,puffy, sweat logged face.

One gentleman was making good use of the TV/mirrors. He was able to position his so he could check out the ladies stretching behind him. Yeah. I saw you. PERV!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Eat Your Heart Out Renonians

I think this fox is a tourist:


These two on the other hand might just be locals:

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Christian the Lion Video AKA God, I'm Still Embarassing


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If you recall a few weeks ago I posted the video of Christian the Lion and told everyone how seeing that lion, who had been reintroduced to the wild, run to his care-takers and lick their faces like a little kitty cat made me cry. At work. At my desk.Whitney belting out "I Will Always Love You" didn't help the situation.

After seeing the video I tried to find out more about the video but didn't really come up with much. Well thanks to CuteOverload posting the video (thats where I saw it first) about a billion people have seen it.

Today while I was getting ready for work, eating my cereal in my pajamas. Just watching the Today show, what comes on ? The damn lion video. Cue tears ! Then of course they found Christian's care takers and interviewed them. They also made sure to show the video for the entire length of the interview. It played 4 times ! I was sobbing all over my Special K with berries.

So for any of you that are interested click here for an update on Christian and his people.

Watch this video is you want to cry into your own cereal:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It Ain't Easy

being a house rabbit. Havin your mom petting your freakin head all the time telling you how cute you are. Gettin locked out of the closets and scolded for chewing up the carpet. Life's real real hard for a fuzzy bunny. Well, at least there's central air....

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm so excited ! I'm so excited!

Turns out that there isn't a whole lot on tv at 6:05 am. When I get to the gym I have a sure fire set up for entertainment. I strategically choose my elliptical machine based on tv availability. I need two. Sorry. I'm greedy.

I set one to the news and the other to TBS, yeah thats right, The Broadcasting Superstation. Why you ask ? Zach Morris, thats why. Yes my friends, Saved by The Bell is on from 6-7 am. It's fabulous. Not only am I entertained by the kids' whacky high school shenanigans, but you learn valuable life lessons. Like, weed isn't cool and apparently neither is pre-marital sex.

I also read today on D-Listed that Dustin Diamond AKA Publicity Whore Numero Uno AKA Screech is writing a tell all book titled "Behind the Bell". I will most definitely be purchasing this bestseller!

In the mean time, I can enjoy this:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

John Mayer, You Rock My World

I love you. Oh wait, did I just say that. I mean I love your music. John Mayer at Usana was awesome. He put on an amazing show! I love Continuum but I think my favorite song last night was his cover of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" It was great.

Not to mention that John Mayer is a comedian and he likes the F word. Could he be more perfect, doubts it.

We all had a great time.





I think Jake and I were yelling "More Mayer! More Mayer!"

Highlights:
We were far enough away that we didn't have to see John Mayer's face squishing out the lyrics. I've seen it before, it isn't a pretty sight. He would agree, he calls his face the "Note Squeezer."

Jake and I managed to sneak up the the front section for a few songs. After a million "Where are you guys??" texts we went back to the grass. It was sweet.

Hot dancing and Cody acting boopsy.

Even John Mayer fans sometimes have mullets. Lucky me.

Green socks are overrated! Oh wait, did he say clean socks ?

Lowlights:
Jake called some ladies "Robust" and got bitch slapped. I missed it. I always miss the good parts.

John Mayer hates fat chicks!! He only sells his shirts in medium. And since they are American Apparel, really that is a small. Guess I will be buying one online.

Walking home was a real bitch. I think we decided it was 2 miles, but felt like 99.

It could possibly have been the best $40 I have ever spent in my life.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fiddling with Photoshop

I've been gradually tinkering with Photoshop. Here a few pictures that I have edited. Let me know what you think.

Before/After
Booker T. Rabbit






The tiniest of tiny grasshoppers. He was hanging out on our porch.




Clouds at East Canyon



Now looking at them, I think the grasshopper got a bit neon. Let's just say he loved the early 90's and I sent him back there.

(Click on photos for full size images)