Random quote: "Hey, let's name our kid Parry Hotter." -pause-
Friday, July 31, 2009
Random quote: "Hey, let's name our kid Parry Hotter." -pause-
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
An hour ago.
I've been glued to the radio. A Collective Soul song came on just now and I dialed and redialed, only to find out that's not the cue to call. The radio guy said they'd probably do it in the next hour. And he also said it's just to qualify for the trip. Which means I'd have to do this again, if I won.
So this is why I've never tried to win anything on the radio before. My co-worker's husband wins stuff on the radio all the time. In fact, he's won, only to find out he couldn't have the prize because they can only give prizes to the same person every so often. Ha.
Update: It's now been an hour since the guy told me it would be within the next hour. I can't believe I'm still sitting here. I keep thinking right after the next song...
Update: Okay, I think the radio guy might've took me for a sucker... Successfully. That is sad. I'm leaving.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It's time to clock back in and go to our weekly meeting: it's skill day!! I can hardly wait.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Natalie trimmed my hair today on my lunch break. It's been growing since October without a trim. When I graduate I'm thinking of making a big change, maybe going completely blonde again? That would be fun.
Once Geoff is done with school in three weeks!! he's going to study for the GMAT, which is in December. He thinks he wants to get an MBA at UNLV. I think he might apply to BYU and some of the universities around here too, but I think UNLV would be fun. The only thing that scares me about living down there is the cockroaches but otherwise it would be a blast. And I'm so proud of Geoff for setting such a great goal. I know he can do it! So I guess we'll know about that in the next year or so.
I really like Harry Potter 5. I'm getting more excited to see the sixth.
Bleh. I'm gonna go lay down. I am so grateful I can be sick at home and not have to go to class tonight.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Then I did homework. Both mine and Geoff's groups have to give presentations to the "board of directors" (aka - the professor) on Thursday night. My job was to make the proformas for the next four "years." I did a best and worst case scenario, but I'll be honest it was pretty half-assed because I don't know how to get legitimite numbers based off that dumb video game. I don't think you can. How do you make financial statements when you don't have a real piece of software that tracks expenses and revenues and cash and real transactions? I should say - how do you make financial statements when you don't even have a real business! I guess proformas are more or less an estimate anyway, but still? It's really quite ridiculous. Well at least Geoff had already made a spreadsheet template which was a really huge help and gave me some sort of direction. Our professor tries to act all grumpy and demanding like a real board of directors during the presentations - in fact I think he chews most groups out pretty well. I don't really care though, we just have to get through it and then we never have to do this dumb class again. Then all weekends can be as wonderful as this one sans homework.
I LOVE OUR CLEAN HOUSE!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Geoff is out helping someone move now, and I think our goals for today are pretty much do laundry, clean the house, and continue Harry Potter. I've opened all the windows and it smells like rain. Love it!
12:03: The books I found on Geoff's side of the bed:
-The Scientists: A history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors.
-World History pocket encyclopedia
-Bill Bryson: A short history of nearly everything
-The Fellowship: a portrait gallery displaying a group of remarkable characters who made important contributions to the rise of modern science
-Einstein: His life and universe
-Studies in scripture: volume one the Doctrine and Covenants
-Teachings and Commentaries on the Doctrine and Covenants
One thing I noticed when I met him was he was always reading stuff- he loved to go to the library and just hang out and read and read. He drinks it in.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I want to kill
And I joined him:
Satan is good
Satan is our friend
(It's from the movie The Burbs, and is meant to be comical.) We got to the word "friend" and the floor lamp in our bedroom turned itself on! I'm not kidding! But, it wasn't really surprising because we installed the Clapper, which I got at my work's white elephant gift exchange last Christmas, on the floor lamp. And it has a tendency to turn off and on when we lay in bed laughing at Conan or Who's Line or whatever it is we watch. It spooked us for a second but then we just laughed about it.
Random quote of the day:
Co-worker to others: "I told him I feel like I'm walking around half-blurred, and he said, 'that's because you are.'"
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday we got up early and studied for a test, which we took at ten at the testing center. Then we went up to Thanksgiving Point around 1, because Geoff was working at the "I Heart Utah" festival for the United Way and I just wanted to go with. It was pretty much the same thing you see at the Freedom Festival in Provo - lots of booths. Only there weren't very many people there - I'd say they didn't do a very good job advertising because I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. Anyway, we sat at a booth and talked for a couple hours with a lady Geoff works with. She was so funny. Somehow the conversation got on the subject of ghost tours. Her husband is a recreation professor and they've done some study-abroad programs, which has allowed them to travel. Something they enjoy doing is ghost tours, and she said the best one they ever went on was in Edinburgh, Scotland - they toured the underground vaults. Ghost Adventures did a show down there. (Have I mentioned we love Ghost Adventures?) She was telling us there's a local ghost tour for Orem, and said there's a house right on state street that's part of the tour. Also - somewhat unrelated, she said they lived in a Mortuary at one time - and not by choice, they didn't find out until after they'd moved in. They used to do haunted houses for the boy scouts and stuff (a bring a can of food and get in type of thing), even though she said it wasn't really haunted. Anyway. It was an interesting conversation.
We were at the festival for a couple of hours, and it was so hot! We were dying. We learned later that it reached 106 degrees!! (Gosh maybe it was the heat that kept people away. I guess it also could've been the cheesy name though, ha ha). I tried something new there- a waffle sunday. It had ice-cream, whipped cream, and cinnamon-sugar on it and was to DIE for. There was something different about the batter that made it sooo good. I wouldn't've thought about putting ice-cream on a waffle but it was GOOD. (No, I didn't meet the nutrition points for the week. Did good on the water and exercising though!
Anyway, on our way home we thought it would be cool to stop by that house on state street and check it out. I didn't think I'd ever seen any houses on state street - but there it was. It's been converted into an antiques and gift shop. In the upstairs there were four rooms, and only two of them were open. One of the doors was chained off, except the padlock was open, and the door was cracked, and it was dark and you could only see a few objects inside. We dared each other to undo the padlock and poke our heads in, but we chickened out. I just didn't want to get in trouble, wink wink. The girls that were working there had a standard poodle named Charlie, and we loved that poodle. It was huge! I've never seen a standard before. It was sooo mellow. We talked and I said when we have a house with a yard, I want a standard poodle and a standard schnauzer. Geoff wants a bassett hound, so I guess we'll just have a bunch of dogs.
When we got home, we made dinner, got the air mattress out, and watched Inkheart and a Haunting in Connecticut. That movie was SCARY! We both screamed. It's about a family that moves into an old mortuary - funny that we were just talking to someone who did that earlier that day. It was so creepy that I took sleeping pills to avoid having another night like that recent one, because I knew Geoff would fall straight to sleep. Well, today it felt like they never wore off. I've been sooo sleepy and almost winded, you know weak.
Anyway, today Geoff and I have just been watching movies - Happy Feet, Madea Goes to Jail, and Doubt. Talk about lazy Sunday, but I love it! Oh, and I bought the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and love it!! I wanted to post some of my favs from the album but they aren't on playlist.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I've thought about addictions a little bit in the last few months. I'm not addicted, it's just interesting. The commonality I've noticed is that addictions are driven by deap-seated self-worth problems, which the person avoids confronting by committing the addictive behavior. It's not about being bored, it's about low self-worth. And it's extremely hard for people with addictions to recognize their low self-worth and admit it's there, because they've been denying it and running from it - the whole purpose for the addiction. It's a way to stay out of touch with feelings so they don't have to face them. It sounds like kind of a hard thing to fix. I'm told that addicted people can quit the behaviors, but the driver for the addiction (the negative feelings) will still be there until they're faced, sometimes causing the addictive behavior to shift to something else.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
PS- watch out for the f-bomb in the eminem song if you don't like that. I couldn't find a clean version, sad because it's a pretty song
PPS - If anyone knows any more good sad songs I am open to suggestions
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Our wellness program started yesterday. I did awesome. Today, not so much. But it's only one day; tomorrow I'll do better. We are supposed to eat 5 servings of fruits/vegetables and drink at least 48 oz of water per day for five days of the week, and exercise at least 30 mins per day for four days of the week, and there's a point system involved including percentage change in BMI and body fat at the end of the competition, which ends in November. It's right in between the two extremes we had with the company we had doing our wellness programs before - not too hard, not too easy.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Last night, I sat up in bed reading with the booklight while Geoff slept. Heard all the usual noises, the tv crack, the crinkling, clicking and popping. I laid down and tried to sleep but the noise was everywhere. The apartment above us is currently for rent and has been empty for weeks, so it isn't that. I was actually getting really annoyed and at one point said out loud, "Whatever." A few seconds later there was a loud knock on the wall, then a pause, then another knock. The first knock startled me, the second one sent me scrambling onto Geoff's side of the bed, freaked out. I frantically asked him if he'd heard it. He had; it had woken him up. I tried to tell him there were noises everywhere and he calmly said, "it's just noises, just noises," and went back to sleep. I laid awake for another half hour and finally asked Geoff to trade me sides of the bed so I could be away from the TV-side of the room where all the noises were, and he patiently did. Around two I fell asleep.
Geoff remembered the knocking this morning too. It came from the wall that divides the bedrooms. I've looked for anything that could've made that noise - probably from Wally moving around. There is nothing against the wall that could've made such loud, distint knocks on the wall, not even Wally's little cat body. We've got the mattress from the old bed leaning up against the wall and a file cabinet. I'm tellin' ya.
Last year sometime I lovingly named our ghost Nolan. Geoff forgets his name all the time and refers to him as Norvul, lol.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Today in church I met an old friend who I haven't seen since we were probably nine years old, Laura. We had been friends when I lived in Pleasant Grove; were in the same ward. I remember playing dollhouse with her and jumping on the trampoline in their backyard. What's funny is that our moms met a couple of months ago, and now she and her husband have moved into our ward. Anyway, it was really something to see her!
Also, Geoff and I went to sunday school together today for the first time in at least a year. Because I had that primary calling for awhile, and in the past few months we haven't really been to the full three-hour block together. So that was pretty nice.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
He's so stinkin' cute. How can we not love him?
I just noticed I got an email from Alison. I know she doesn't have a lot of time to write people individually. She reminded me of the times we lived in Pleasant Grove, and we had an old, fuzzy tv in our bedroom. Dad didn't like us watching VH1 because it had bad stuff on it, so we would sneak into the bedroom and watch the Michael Jackson marathons because we liked the music videos. he he. I miss Pleasant Grove. That would've been cool if we could've bought that house. I don't know if I fully appreciated it at the time, but I'm glad that I had a sister close enough in age that we could be friends. We have lots of memories. I'm excited for when she gets home. (Yes mom and dad I wrote her back.) :)
Last week, J-Dawgs catered our staff lunch. It was a pretty good hot dog. They have a shack in Provo, so I'm taking Geoff there today. Then I think we're going to the city library to find some fun stuff to read. And you never know, we might take in some shopping or a ball-game. I don't think there could be a better Saturday.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Geoff's going to be gone until probably 9:30 or so tonight, so I've got a good three hours to prepare dinner. I'm pretty excited to make something. I'm making my mom's corned-beef and cabbage recipe with carrots. I loved it as a kid, hopefully Geoff likes it. He pretty much covets my mom's cooking, so he probably will. Tomorrow I'm going to try broiled salmon with butter herb stuff with rosemary and something else I've never heard of before. With steamed veggies and maybe fresh rolls or something. Mmmmmm it is so fun!
Thinking about the Oregon coast the other day brought back some honeymoon memories. We only saw the stretch of coast between Brookings, OR and Crescent City, CA, but it was beautiful. We stayed in this cute little place close to Brookings that was right on the beach. One night we drove to Crescent City and went to the only movie that was playing - The Ring 2. If you've never seen the movie before, know it takes place in the pacific northwest, which is pretty much where we were. (Actually it takes place in Astoria which is the north end of Oregon's coast, but everything looked pretty much the same as where we were.) There is a scene in the movie where Rachel and her son are driving along a road lined with thick, tall trees, when they hit a deer. The deer is unharmed, and turns to eye them intently as it walks away into the forest. They sit there in shock until a few moments later, they are suddenly battered from all sides by several deer who throw their bodies against the car over and over. (It's a pretty creepy movie; probably wouldn't watch it again.)
Anyway, by the time the movie got out, it was late and dark. And we had to drive this road to get back to our room:
Talk about freaky!! Pretty much exactly the road in the movie. This picture was taken during the day obviously, and from behind the windsheild, but you see it. Anyway.
We drove a similar road somewhere out there - I think it might've been the highway between Grants Pass and the Oregon Coast Hwy (HWY 199 - I'm not positive though). I just remember the trees were so, and caused it to be dark even though it was day, and the roadside was flecked with horribly run-down-looking houses, with broken windows and moss growing on the roofs. I even remember a little old motel-ish looking thing and thought it looked like a ripe horror movie. There was a house with displays of carved wood flowing all over the yard- as though someone would stop for a souvenier. There was evidence of people, but no people. It was enchanting, but I would seriously hate to break down on that highway.
Anyway, I'm off to the grocery store.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Last night I decided once and for all to nix San Diego and do the Oregon coast for my vacation... I even cemented it with a phone call to my mother in law and a facebook message to my brother in law... then today I changed my mind. Could it really be that I'm scared to go anywhere unfamiliar alone? For all of my wishing I could see new places, it seems I have an aversion to doing it by myself. What a scaredy cat! So as of now, it's still in the air. We will see.
Went tanning last night, wahoo! I bought the tanning pass and lotion thinking I was going to San Diego and not wanting to burn my pasty white skin in the first ten minutes. I know, I know, skin cancer. Also went to the gym. Then came home and watched Jeopardy with my hubby. We really enjoy Jeopardy lately. It is niiiiiice not having class every single stinking night. I love it love it love it.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
It feels really lonesome to think about going down there by myself. But there's also some freedom in it - just going and doing what when and where I want. I'm not even making reservations. I don't know when or where I'm going to stop or stay, or what I'm going to do when I get there, but dammit, I'm going on vacation.
The only thing I worry about is driving into the wrong so-cal neighborhood in a bright red car. Since I'm doing it my way anyway maybe I'll get a white or silver rental. Is that being too paranoid?
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I did take an exam today after work, but it wasn't bad. Geoff and I went to redbox to get a movie. So now I must decide... go to bed and rest my eyes, watch TV, or read my book??? Hmmmm choices choices.
Well, after such a lovely day I ended up not feeling too well and wanting a snow cone to cool my insides off. Geoff was a sweetie and took me to Sonic for a slush (the next best thing to a snow cone when the cone shacks are closed), and we came back here and Geoff watched Friday the 13th and I am sitting back here contemplating if I should fly or not and trying to get my free cell score above 42%. And listening to itunes. Gotta love itunes. What fun we are, he he.