Monday, May 4, 2009

I could probably try a little harder

I mean a blog a week wouldn't kill me. There's been a lot going on lately. Here is a quick run down.

I'm settling into 25 nicely. I mean, I guess I have come to terms with the fact that I'm half way to 50 and only 5 years away from 30. Ugh. It's tough getting older.

I went to Vegas with Katch and Jana. It was pretty much the best trip ever. We had a great time. Cris Angel freaked our minds with his Cirque show "Believe." I liked it because it was all about rabbits. The sad part is that the highlight of the show was when Cris Angel got cut in half with a chain saw. I'm not gonna sugar coat it. It was BAD. Apparently Perez Hilton, who was in the audience, had been Twittering the whole time about how awful the show was. Someone told Cris Angel who, at the end of the show, called out Perez and screamed "Perez Hilton is the biggest Douche Bag A-Hole in the WOOOOORRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!". Real classy Cris Angel. Shoooooot.

We also saw Elton John at Ceasar's Palace. BEST SHOW OF MY LIFE. He is so talented and really funny. He played all the hits and I loved his stage set up. He had a bunch of old Vegas neon signs and some really great blow up props. Just after the show started Katchie noticed a familiar face sitting a few rows behind us: Greg Brady. He caught her attention because he was air drumming to "Bennie and the Jets". Turns out we had better seats than Greg Brady. He was sitting three rows behind us. No one even recognized him. I felt really bad for him. I felt like I should have made some screaming girl frenzy to bolster his spirits, but in the end I decided not to. He made out with Marcia, he had his hay day.

The running is going well. My half marathon is in two weeks and I feel ready. I am up to 10 miles and feel like I can push it the last three. Now I just need to make sure I don't finish dead last. If it comes down to it, I'm not above tripping someone.

Thats all the hot goss for now. Here are some excellent photos from VEGAS:


Us at the hotel. Taking pictures of yourself is hard work. I needed a margarita.


Katchie and I working on our poses for the wax museum. Just trying to blend in.


Jana and I's favorite picture.



Sir Elton



After Sir Elton's show.


I took my camera to Vegas and this is the only picture I took with it. Nice work, huh ?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Leslie Hall, Gem Sweater Madness

Saturday night some friends and I went to see Leslie and the Ly's. If you don't know who Leslie Hall is, you haven't lived! She is HILARIOUS. Shei s an internet celebrity. She collects gorgeous gem sweaters and preserves them in her mobile Gem Sweater Museum (I'm pretty sure it's a Winnebago.).

My good friend Jake made me a gem sweater to wear to the concert. Leslie LOVED IT!This isn't Leslie's first visit to the SLC. She came last march to promote her new album Cewebrity but I was really really sick and couldn't go. I wasn;t going to miss it this year.




Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's new..........

It's been a hot minute since my last post. Sorry I left all two of you with that depressing post. Here is a breakdown of what's new:

I met a real deal Leprechaun on St. Patty's day. He was much scarier in person, trust me.

I registered for the Ogden Half Marathon and I'm up to 7 miles!! Wooooo. So if I can just double that I can make it! Oh, and cut my time down otherwise I'm going to be setting records for longest time EVER. The run is May 16th, so I still have plenty of time to train. Now Stuart just wants me to get fitted for a bullet proof vest. Oh snap!

I'm going to Vegas with Jana, Katchie and Tiff next month. In preparation I thought I should get a tan. Turns out 15 minutes is WAY too long for my pale white skin to be tanning. Serious sun burn. Actually it should probably be called a tan burn, no sun was involved.

I think I am going to start volunteering at an animal rescue near our house. I think it will be a great alternative to owning another pet. I get to spend time with animals without getting super attached. Ok, let's be honest. I will probably get attached. However, the place I'm interested in is a farm rescue. They even have llamas! It's not like I could bring home a llama, I mean where would we put it. Maybe I could fashion some sort of llama paradise in the backyard........

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Benjamin Bunny: A Very Special Rabbit

We adopted Benny in January so that Booker would have a friend. He was such a sweet bunny. He loved to just sit and let you pet him all day. Veggies were his very favorite treat, so much that he snorted a little when he ate!

Last Sunday we noticed a lump on Benny's front leg. I took him to the vet Wednesday to have them check it out. The doctor took a biopsy and determined it was cancer. They said it could be removed through surgery. After some debate we decided to have go ahead with the surgery. Sadly, Benny passed away during the operation.

Benny was only with us for a short time, but we loved him very very much. I thought I would share some photos of him from the day he came to live with us. We will miss him, but we're grateful for the time we had with him.





Monday, February 9, 2009

Superwoman

I love this song and I love this video. If I'm having a bad day or feeling a little down, this song really inspires me. It also reminds me of a lot of my friends and family who do great things for others each and every day. I thought I would share it with you !








Embedding courtesy of Dintillion

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What's on the menu ?

I have a strict blogging policy: Don't blog about work. I don;t wanna get Dooced. I am breaking it today to talk about something that has become a serious issue.

The Stinky Lunch Bandit.
You know who you are. You are the guy who makes some horrendous concoction in your home kitchen. Some secret family recipe with two whole onions, four cloves of garlic, tuna fish, curry powder, fish sauce, broccoli, and every other stinky food item you own. Then, because you love this home made delicacy SO MUCH, you pack it up in a tidy tupperware and bring it in to work. Then you do the unthinkable; You microwave it.

The once delicious flavor-fest from your kitchen has now turned into Stinkfest '09 on our break room. Please, I am begging, PLEASE stop. Just bring a turkey sandwich like everyone else. Hell, have tuna. I don't care. JUST DON'T MICROWAVE IT. I'm gonna forgive you this one last time. If you bring another lunch that's odor is reminiscant of a dead animal, I will find you.

I will track you down like a blood hound and spray a bottle of Fabreeze all over your stank-lunch. I mean, it's really only fair.

In lieu of this rash action, I found this helpful website. Personally, I like tips 3, 4, and 5.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Two can be just as bad as one...

That phrase pretty much sums up our life right now. Two rabbits are twice as cute, but twice as much work. ESPECIALLY since they don't get along. Here is the deal: Benny is a sissy. I hate to say it but it's true. Booker is kicking his butt like it's her damn job. The saddest part of the situation is that Benny is letting her!

Every time I let Benny out he zips over to Booker's cage, sticks his face through the bars and Booker bites him. So basically I think he is a little slow. That, or he likes it rough. Poor guy. It's definitely a work in progress. Benny is getting neutered Thursday, so I doubt he will be getting any tougher. BUT, maybe Booker will start being a bit nicer to him.
A visual of what happens in our house:


I'm up to two miles! I was talking to my friend Anna Beth today who has run several marathons. She says once you get past the three mile mark it's cake. Soooooo tomorrow I'm going to go for the gold. THREE WHOLE MILES. I might die. Can one of you guys just drive along behind me and scoop me up off the pavement? Thanks.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Two Favorite Things...

Bathroom humor AND puns !!! I read this article in the Trib today and thought it was very clever.

Gunned Down in the Line of Doody

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One more reason....

I will never be this woman:


Today, before I left for work, I wanted to clean up a little bit in the bunnies room. They get a little bit messy with their newspaper, toys and hay. My mom lent us a Dyson vacuum that works really well to clean up bunny messes, but even James Dyson might tell you it isn't really meant to suck up 1/4 bale of hay every week.

Last weekend Stuart got me a small shop vac. It works better. You suck up the mess, then snap off the top and dump it in the garbage. So this morning I was cleaning up around Benny's cage when I set the hose down to move somethign out of the way.

The second I put it down I hear a big vacuum slurp and out of the corner of my eye catch a glimpse of my pink and black argyle sock wooshing into the vacuum hose. So, not only is the vacuum ruined, but now I have an incomplete pair of socks.

This is my life.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Keep on Run-ning!


So, I have decided to attempt to run a half marathon. That's 13.1 miles people. 13.1 long, hard, aching miles. I just started training this week, and I can already tell I'm going to need YOU to help keep me motivated.

This week was 1 mile a day, five days. Next week? 1.5 miles a day, five days. So far, so good. This is just the tip of the ice berg. If I keep on schedule, which YOU all will definitely make sure I am, by March 1st I should be up to 6 miles. That's longer than my commute to work!

Currently I need some suggestions for my iPod play list. I got er on shuffle but it just isn't cutting it! So, let the flow of good tunes begin! I pretty much like all genres, however I'm not a huge country fan.

Lay it on me like a lead vest at the dentist............

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Like a deep, deep breath of fresh air



My favorite part of his speech today:
So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Together, we can!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dinner: My Arch Nemesis

Everyday. It taunts me. What is for dinner? What are you making for dinner? What do you have in the fridge? WHAT ! WHAT ! WHAT!

Let's just say at our house, it isn't new American cuisine. It's more like what can I make with 4 ingredients or less. We're talking spaghetti, tacos, salad, soup, and most frequently Subway. Those sandwich artists know me by name.

On Tuesday I had a plan. I was feeling gutsy. I pulled out the crock pot and stared it down. Oh, it knew what it was in for. I was gonna make bbq chicken sandwiches. I was gonna make some dinner, planning ahead even! Good by chicken, you will be simmering on low for 8 wondrous hours!

I put all the ingredients together and headed out the door. I felt good. I just freakin made some dinner people!! I knew when I got home it was going to be soooooo delicious.

Fast forward to 4:30 pm. I get this text "Hey babe. Thanks for making dinner, but you forgot to plug it in."

Needless to say we split a foot long turkey from Subway.

God.