Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's time for another....

Good Idea:
Making mac and cheese for lunch while working from home

Bad Idea:
After discovering your box of Kraft is missing the cheese packet, attempting to make mac and cheese from leftover shredded cheese and milk that you have in the fridge.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Random Thought of the Day

How did the American Accent come to be? I mean, our country was formed by people coming over here from England, which is why the majority of us speak English. We kept the language - wouldn't we have kept the accent too?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Today I was playing around with Sitemeter (don't we all?) looking at how people found my page. I think its funny to see what people have googled to get to my blog and its fun to see which friends blogs they're coming through.

Today one of the referrals was clicking through a link at bloglist12345.blogspot.com. I didn't recognize that one, so I thought I'd see who linked to me (I have to confess...it makes me feel special when I'm on someone's blogroll). Turns out, bloglist12345 is PRIVATE! And I'm not invited! So someone out there has me on their blogroll, but I can't read theirs. Or it could just be that someone made a blog to keep track of their favorites without having other people read it, I'm not sure.

So Bloglist12345, if you're out there....invite me! I love to read other people's blogs!

P.S. My most common google phrases refer to "Mexican weddings" (which is really amusing to me) from this, "I Hate Apartment Living" from this, and "Funny European Sayings" from this. I always have at least 4 links from each of those every time I look at sitemeter (which is only about once every 3 months or so).

Saturday, October 18, 2008

An Open Letter to the Apple Store

Dear Apple Store,

When I battle traffic for almost an hour on my day off to give you a chance to show me why I should become a "Mac" instead of a "PC", it would be nice if one of your "geniuses" could at least acknowledge my existence in the 45 minutes I spent wandering around your small store looking lost. Not a great first impression of your "outstanding customer service."

I'm just saying...

Best Regards,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Go Frogs!

Tonight, I went to the TCU vs. BYU football game with my friends, Chris, Erin, and Mike. It was DEFINITELY a fun game....we had a good tailgate before the game (all 45 minutes before the game since it was Thursday and we were coming from work), saw some friends from grad school that we haven't seen in awhile, and got to watch the #24 Horned Frogs completely smash the #9 BYU-ers (anyone know their mascot?). It was a great night! And even better...I'm taking the day off work tomorrow, so I don't even have to worry about going straight to bed and getting up tomorrow. :)

Here is a very blurry cell phone picture of me, Erin, and Mike in front of Frog Fountain. Go Frogs!

A Conversation With My Dad

Dad: So I'm getting a new car....

Me: What kind?

Dad: Well I figure I'm 58, which means I only have 2 years left in my "mid-life." I'd better get my mid-life crisis car while I can!

And that is the story of how my dad became a proud Corvette owner. :) And after driving the 1983 El Camino for the past 10 years, I can honestly say no one deserves it more!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


It's probably not a secret to anyone who reads my blog (seeing as at least three of you are people that I first met through blogging...) but I like to read random blogs. I love seeing other families and what they do, what they are interested in, and how different it is from my own life. Yes, I know its weird. But today I discovered that there is a whole community out there just like me! And even better, I discovered it on one of my favorite blogs to read, The Quilao Triplets, so now I know that she doesn't mind random people checking in from time to time!

All that to say, the new site I discovered today is SITS and it is all about connecting people who like to read and write blogs. I'm excited about digging into it and finding new blogs to read - you should go check it out too! They're having a "blogathon" today with all sorts of giveaways. Who knows, you might make a new friend! :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

3010 Words

Chief Marketing Officer, VP of Corporate Strategy, all for charity.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blah Blah Blahg

I'm sick. You've gotta love having at least one of these posts every 6 months or so! The fun part of this one is that my fabulous sinus infection hit the same week as our company Talent Show that I was supposed to sing in (its a part of our Give Together fundraising week and all proceeds go to charity). I sang in it anyways - it wasn't great, but the song I sang was more funny than serious so it wasn't terrible. Now I'm just hoping that I can spend this weekend getting well so I can hit next week with full force...I've got a TON of work to do since quite a bit of this week was taken up with Give Together and Talent Show stuff. Blah.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sesame Street

One of these things is not like the other.....

Yes, that is Patty Weaver in a Supergirl costume. Yes, we were out in public at a restaurant. No, this was not a part of any dare, nor was she under the influence.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Before and After

I'm stealing pictures from Katie's blog to show the before and after of the hair. It's really a funny story how it all came about....

Ben, Vanessa, and I were at my house bored on a Friday night watching America's Next Top Model. It was the makeover episode and Vanessa made the mistake of saying "I don't see why these girls always cry. I'd let ANYBODY dye my hair!" If you know Ben....he took this as a challenge. A couple of hours and 2 bottles of dye later, we both went from reddish blondish brown (not sure what our hair colors were before) to dark brown.
Me before on the front left....Vanessa is second from the right in the back.

A few days later with dark hair. I look really bad in this picture, but its the only one taken so far with the dark hair!