Okay I have to just say that you have to know before reading this, that I am not meaning in a mean way AT. ALL! It was just such a funny conversation (funny meaning awkward funny) that I had to share. It actually happened like 2 months ago and I wrote it all down because I had enjoyed it so much. And honestly- I have talked to this kid quite a few times and he's a nice kid- but I just have to type how he talks so you get the full jist. (i dont know how to spell that word) Anyway- there is a cafe/cafeteria/food court thing at my work and I went and ordered a chicken sandwich and ended up having a 5-10 min conversation (before he even started to make my food,come to find out) with the guy making my food.....here goes.

His words- Green
Mine- Blue
Tone things were said in- Red

Him: "What can I getcha"
Me: "I just want a grilled chicken sandwich, and can I get some provolone cheese on that please?"
Him: "PROVOLOOONAY!!!!!!!"
**Immensely Startled ** : "OH! Oh my."
"Do you want lettuce on it too?"
"Yes Please"
"My Phone is winging" ..what are the odds..thats so funny.
"I have a Blackbewwy"
"oh, those are nice"
"Yeah..its WEEALLY nice"
"yeah, i would love one"
"I have it hooked up to my email at my pawents house. So if I get an email there it comes wight to my phone." ...im too dang cool for school. in fact, i probably am too cool to talk to you
"Oh thats awesome"
"Yeah. (pause) I bet that was an email I just got. I pwobably have like THWEEEE emails now" ....NOONE in the world possibly gets THAT many emails on THEIR phones....
"Wow- that's really nice they come right to your phone"
"Yeah." "I wish i was outside widing my bike wight now." ...looking longingly outside
"It IS a really nice day." ....oh! i didnt realize we were going to be switching subjects so abruptly
"Yeah. I have a WEALLY nice bike. I keep it at my pawent's house." ..i am SO wise for making the decision to keep it safe at my parents.
"That's probably a good idea- its safer there than at an apartment."
"Yeah. So where you work" ..oh maybe we should talk about you while we wait for your food
"I work for AT&T"
"OOOOOOOOOOH!!!!! I USED to have AT&T. But I switched to T-Mobile because they had a gweat deal on Blackbewwys." ...i HATE to have to tell you I'm not with AT&T anymore...OUCH..BURN!
"Ahh. Very nice."
Minutes of silence. Both of us just standing.
"Oh Sowwy."
"Sorry for what??"
"I forgot to start cooking your chicken."

Ahhh...good times. I had seen him get OUT the chicken- but i didnt even notice he hadn't done anything with it. it was just too great. the whole conversation and the awkward silence with us just standing there. too fun.

4 words:

cinnamon wheat thins.


Embarrassing Moment # 3 million 276 thousand

im a doodler by nature- i could doodle my life away if possible. yesterday just before leaving work i wrote down my grocery list on a sheet of paper and then filled the rest of the paper with odds and ends of doodles using my beautiful assortment of markers. when i picked up the paper to put it in my pocket i realized that the markers had bled thru and stained my desk. so now on my desk in block letters it says "I LOVE YOU BRAD". then, where i had just written random thoughts and words, there are dots on my desk. the dots show where i started and stopped a letter- where i put the most pressure. so in all reality- you could connect the dots on my desk and you would reveal words such as "laundry detergent" "groceries" "grocery list" "forever young" "i wanna be forever young".....things of that nature. normal average things to be doodling on a piece of paper.

i don't really know what to do. i scrubbed it as soon as i realized what happened, but to no avail. why do i never think before i do something, its so irritating. there are, luckily, 2 bright sides to this story.

1- i guess my love for Brad will always be known though.

2- i left work frazzled and upset, but when I got in the car Rythym is a Dancer was on the radio and all my frustrations melted away.


thank heavens for close parking spots- so my face didnt freeze and fall off when i walked into work today.

thank heavens that my presidency meeting was cancelled tonight so I can work on some unfinished projects.

thank heavens that its 4pm and not 2pm. because if it were 2pm i'd still have 4 hrs of work left.

thank heavens for funny people that make me laugh til i nearly wet myself.

thank heavens for the restrooms being close by so that i dont have to wet myself when people make me laugh so hard.

thank heavens that i go to california in a week from tomorrow, because i dont think i can possibly wait any longer.

thank heavens that my husband cleaned the kitchen last night, so i can go home to a clean warm house after work.

thank heavens for blogs that entertain me when im bored at work.

thank heavens that i remembered to bring my book to work today, so i can read the rest of the day.


Some people have absolutely no shame.

So lets talk about exhibit A. Wiry man that sleeps and farts alot and sits a cubicle down and across the aisle from me. Remember him from the post "Room With a View"?? Well I do.

He is such an interesting fellow. Our manager has a bag of candy that he will pass around every couple of days so we can get our sugar fill...well everytime the managers leave for a meeting this guy MOVES IN ON THE CANDY!! He gets in my bosses drawer and takes candy!!! It's so wierd to me that it doesn't feel wierd to him to be getting into not his own desk. I mean, it probably isn't that big of a deal in the eternal scope of things....what am I saying- YES IT IS! He's a sneak and a thief THAT SLEEPS AND FARTS WITH NO SHAME ON A REGULAR BASIS...........AT WORK!!

He's so funny to watch try to be sneaky. He just walked to the aisle that the managers sit on, paced back and forth to make sure noone was watching and took some candy. Then about 3 or 4 mins later he circled the whole office and ended up with his hand in the drawer taking candy. He just left again- probably planning another suprise attack. Im just waiting for the sound of the drawer being slowly opened and the rustling of candy. Little does he know I'm onto his little games and I'm watchin like a hawk!

I have to give the biggest blog hug ever to my friend Kaela that made my blog look so cute! I LOVE YOU KAELA RAE and your amazingly creativeness and talentedness. I am forever in awe. Thanks deary.


I am so done with seeing peoples cracks every dang day! I don't know how I work in the same building as so many ginormously hairy men that can't keep their pants in the appropriate spots.

what has life come to for me? Is this it? Is THIS MY calling in life...to be the buttcrack observer??!?!!?!?!?


even worse...yesterday i saw a very laaaaaaaarge man come out of the bathroom and he had diarrhea on the back of his shirt. a big shmear of it. and i gagged. many times. profusely. and I wasnt alone- my dear friend Marsha was there to witness it with me. my poor poor virgin eyes. tainted. scarred. wounded. bloodied. at the mercy of the poopsmith. ( i would feel bad for sharing such a gross story. but i had to see it in 1st person. alas- i feel no remorse)

and then today. I am using the bathroom when all of a sudden I can hear men talking..really closely. how can I hear them talking so clearly?? oh thats how- the cleaning lady had come and propped the door wide open. luckily nothing crazy was going on in there for all the world to behold. but i do have to say it was awfully wierd walking out of the bathroom stall and being able to look out in the hallway at all the passersby. could she not have waited?




1 thing to say:

Jeans with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the leg, that stretches from the top of the jeans (right under the pocket) to the midcalf.

Un. Ac. Ceptable.



I'm scared. I've never been so speechless in all my life.

I need someone at work to do something really stupid/embarrassing/annoying to give me some ammo- but they aren't doing ANYTHING!!!!!!

Sorry for the not writing-ness. I'm having a serious case of nothing to say. I will try to be better - but I make no promises.


Room With a View

So of course whilst sitting in the breakroom eating lunch, a kid comes and sits at the table across from me with his back to me. When he sits down, the shirt comes up and the pants go down and all you can see for miles is crack. my appetite.....gonzo!

Also this wiry man that sits a cubicle down from me and across the aisle always sits with his skinny leg propped up on his desk...today while he was napping (as he usually does) he farted.
.....................and Thank YOU for that! no shame.

So this lady that I have to do correspondence with quite frequently for work, prefers to go by CJ rather than Carol as her name is listed in all of our work programs. And don't worry-she isn't shy about letting you know what she wants you to call her. When we first started working here, one of my coworkers emailed her and -heaven forbid- unkowingly called her Carol. Her reply email didn't even address the question he had asked, it simply said. "It's CJ, not Carol." Well "Ceej" has thrice called me Andre in emails she has sent me. It's driving me crazay!!! Next time I am going to email her back and say: "CAROL! It's AndreA not Andre."

it might not go over so well.

i hope SOMEONE is having a good laugh

The vending machine at work:
-Accepts $1 and $5
-Charges $1 for Dr Pepper

I took my $5 and purchased my $1 Dr Pepper. I always worry when I pay with a 5 that I won't get my change back. But don't worry about today, it gave me my four dollars in change back................IN DIMES!!! That's right. FOURTY DIMES! I was like freakin Hansel and Gretel walking back to my desk dropping my dimes all over. I had to bend down every few steps and pick another one up. One old man stopped to help and stuff ended up falling out of his shirt pocket when he bent over, so it really caused more confusion than help- so I told him to keep the dime for his troubles. fourty dimes seriously? what happend to the silver dollar coins that USED to be in there? honestly.


kill the headlights and put it in neutral

so im really really tired, so how about we keep this short. I got pizza from Papa Murphys tonight. I'm kind of paranoid about germs alot. I try to not worry about it too much, or I begin to get freaky OCD tendencies- like when I would only eat off certain plates, and bowls, and with certain silverware at MY OWN HOUSE for years. that was wierd of me. So anyway...back to Papa Murphys. I saw the little 16 yr old boys that jointly made my pizza wash their hands before they started making it... But I couldn't help be freaky. While the taller boy took 3 years to spread on the pizza sauce the short boy fondled my pepperonis. I had a hard time with this. What if he holds them too long in his bare hands and his hands start sweating. What if he didn't wash good enough, and I get his hand germs. What if he has fungus under his nails and it drops onto my pepperoni. i just gagged. i know other places i've eaten are grosser and have grosser people so i shouldnt worry about 2 kids and their at LEAST somewhat clean hands... it could be worse. but still- thats what went thru my head, and I thought i'd share.

my apologies

I didn't even think about putting that video of the relief society nightmare on here last night. You may be mad now...but when you see the cutest everness quilt I was working on instead...you will quickly forgive me and feel guilty that you were previously upset with me.


FOR shame!

So a girl that Brad works with showed him a 10 second video she had recorded on her phone during Relief Society this past Sunday. She was like, Brad you have to see what we did in RS- you will DIE. They sang 3 hymns at the beginning of Relief Society and for all 3 songs they changed the words and sang the phrase "I am Awesome" over and over. Because "sometimes sisters are too hard on themselves and they need to realize they are awesome" The one she had recorded was to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic. I died. You can see the lady up front leading the music and everything.

Can you believe the sickness!!?!?! Who thought of that?! Who goes ALONG with that!!!? THREE SONGS with all the words changed to I AM AWESOME?!?!? see...this is exactly the reason why missionaries worry about bringing investigators and new members to church.

When i get home tonight- i'll see if i can get the video uploaded so you can all gag.


Sorry to steal off of everyones blogs...but some things are too good. I can't help myself.

Hope noone had this problem on Halloween


To see theeeee best and/or sickest Halloween costume ever known to mankind....Please click here to go to my sister-in-laws blog. Just a warning...you WILL die.

Am I back in 1994 again or something??

I heard Ace of Base 'All that she wants' 4 times this weekend.

But with lyrics like ...she's the hunter you're the fox... I really can't complain now can I?

We bought Guitar Hero 3 this weeekend. It's pretty sweet. You all HAVE to come over and play.

Be there....or be square.

a special thanks to the JD and Lara for coming and rocking out and helping us unlock all the songs.

The purse from hell.....

man oh man oh man oh man....no wonder why i can never find anything in my purse. I cleaned it out today and here is what I found:

Silly Putty
4 bottles of medicine
badge from my old job
2 pairs of earrings
a thimble
tons of mail/bills
a movie
4 pkgs of gum
bean bag
pregnancy test
3 spools of thread
my wallet
2 bottles of eye drops
fingernail polish
13 pens/markers
2 pkgs of quilting needles
5 chapsticks/lip gloss
26 gum wrappers
13 loose receipts
ipod and headphones
spare key to my car
a pudding snack pack
a shoe

Is everyone elses purses that bad??? please tell me they are. what a disaster my life is.

PS there really wasnt a shoe in my purse. but im kind of surprised there wasnt!!


it's friday, im in love

So this is probably a "you had to be there" story. But I think its funny. Oh that's probably because i WAS there. hmm.

As ridiculous as this is- Brad and I have gotten into quite a few tiffs on Friday night about where we are going to eat. He always suggests Mimis, Smokehouse, Italian Place, Pizza Factory, or Cracker Barrel - and I always want PF Changs, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Magelbys Fresh or Outback. So tonight I said - okay you think of 3 places you want to eat and I'll think of 3 and then we'll compare our lists and see if we have any the same and we'll go there. Thank heaven we both had written China Lilly down as to not waste our night with this crap - "how bout here" "oh sick, no way" "you cant be serious" "how bout here" "no that sounds gross". So we went to China Lilly - its a decent Chinese place (but doesn't have the Great Wall of Chocolate like PF Changs :)) and the hostess showed us to our table, and when Brad sat down, his chair totally made this noise that sounded like he farted. It was soo funny. The hostess was trying not to laugh but couldn't help it and I of course was laughing. Brad was trying to play it off but c'mon - even though he really didnt do it, its still a little embarrassing.

Ah the joys of Friday night.


Whoever said "theres no such thing as a dumb question" is a liar

I went to Subway today for lunch. I got the same thing I always get...a 6 inch Roasted Chicken Breast. The chicken is frozen and then put in the little bins and kept cool, so it mostly thaws but is still super cold and usually frozen in the middle still...so they have to heat it up in the microwave. Well the guy asks if I want my sandwich toasted and I said no and he said "Oh, Do you still want the meat warmed up though?" ....................................... I was speechless. I gave him a blank stare and blinked a few times before I could respond "Ummmm yeeeeah. that would be great". I don't usually eat my chicken partially frozen, but maybe that's just a personal preference.

That was a dumb question.

These are the moments we cherish

In the past couple of days I have had some awkward moments, and I would like to share.

Awkward Moment 1. The scenario: Team Meeting, 20 people PACKED in a very small room, the boss has brought homemade cookies to share and they are being passed around the room.

So I hear everyone start eating their cookies and saying how delicious they are and so I decide that I would love to have one too - and I hope that the wierd old man that steals paper from the copy room allllll thheeee timmme didn't eat my share of cookies when he took..literally FOUR cookies when the bag passed him by. Luckily, there's plenty to go around. So when I first bit into my cookie the taste was amazing...this really WAS a tasty chocolate chip cookie and all those people werent just saying it to suck up to the boss that was standing right behind me. But then I noticed that I couldn't actually chew through the cookie. There was something in there I couldn't bite thru..like paper or something. I felt so stuck- how was I going to spit out this "cookie" in my mouth without my boss seeing me do it. So I turned a little to the side so he couldn't see what I was doing and very conspicuously took it out. Then I noticed INSIDE the uneaten portion of my cookie there was more of this paper sticking out. It was totally baked inside - and it was NOT supposed to be there. I had to pull on that paper SO hard to get it out of my cookie. There was no message on the paper....no fortune....so I just trashed it when the boss walked out a couple mins later. You know I don't know if like some of the page from the recipe book got put in my cookie- a paper towel - I don't know what it was!!!! But it kind of had the thickness that those little cupcake paper liner things have. Wierd huh. And this was like a square inch if not bigger piece of paper. Anyway- it was awkward trying to deal with the situation without letting anyone else notice that there is paper baked into my cookie- cuz I think that would have been embarrassing to my boss that brought them. So anyway.....

Awkward moment #2.
So I went to Blockbuster last night to rent a movie- cuz thats what you do at blockbuster. So Thursday nights must be pretty slow at Blockbuster cuz there was maybe like 2 of us in the store and when I went to check out, I was the only one in line. Very convenient. So the two people working are a gangly boy, and a girl, that appeared normal, but I sensed she was a little trashy. Like one of those people that would have teeth missing and talk kind of uneducated. Anyway- that's a really rude judgment, but it is what it is. And no offense to movie store workers, but they all seem a little different to me. Like way into I dont know..Star Wars or dungeons and dragons stuff or something. I don't know..again...passing very harsh judgment. So I'm standing in line, the girl is ringing me up, and I can hear the gangly boy talking to her about something but I'm too into my own thoughts to pay attention. When I looked up a moment later I made eye contact with the gangler, we'll call him, and I smiled and so I think he thought I was listening to their conversation and that my smile was a smile of agreement to what he was saying- so he keeps going. And now instead of talking to only his coworker, he's now totally talking to me too....I still have no idea what he's talking about. Something about "old ladies that listen to that band think theyre hip..dont ya think?" I can totally tell he's trying to be funny so I give a courtesy laugh...totally not knowing what's going on. So my laugh eggs him on. "its because of all the rock n roll they listened to in the 70's" Again I laugh, cuz I can tell that's what he's looking for. FINALLY I've paid for the movie, so I start walking out, and he keeps going and so I say "oh thats funny" as I walk out the door. I walked out and was like WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I still have no idea what he was talking about- it was just awkward. I guess I didn't KNOW i was SUPPOSED to be listening to his 'hysterical' assessment of old ladies (and I figure old meaning 45-50) thinking theyre hip because of some band they listen too. I dont know.. blah blah blah... still dont know.

WANTED: Middle-aged black man with sass. Big butt... Bigger heart...



It is now 5:53 am. I need to wake up in 2 hrs. Do I just stay awake?? Or do I go to sleep for the 2 hrs? Since all of you are actually asleep...i'll have to decide on my own. (why is my time stamp off by an hour? I'll have to look into changing that.


You know what's funny. I was just looking at how many posts I've written over the course of my blog. In the month of October I did 1 less post than I did in my first year and 2 months of having this blog. In case any of you are dumb and didn't get that.... From July 06- Sept o7 I did 29 posts. In October 07 I did 28 posts.

I really did not like or get the point of blogging for a long time. And now I can't get enough of it!!! I love going to a blog I know, clicking on one of their links, clicking on one of theirs, and so on and so forth until I find one I love. I have found some amazingly hilarious blogs this way - I love it! And I've found so many people I know by doing that. Blogs are the glue that holds this world together.

So I have been tagged by my friend Kaela- this is my first time being tagged - so this is very exciting! I'm supposed to tell 7 Random Things about Me - but I can't stop at 7. So I'll go on until I run out of things. (dont feel obligated to read them all. No, on second thought, do feel obligated - READ THEM ALL DANG IT!!!)

1. I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the medicine I have to take for it makes me sick! Bah!
2. I love love love MLB. I love watching it more than any other professional sport on TV.
3. But I LOVE going to college football games. That is my favorite sport to watch in person.
4. I know way more about sports than my husband.
5. I wish I would have done cooler things and visited cool places before I got married
6. I wish I would have been better with my money before I got married and would have built up a good savings.
7. I tend to think people are getting increasingly creepy as the years roll by.
8. And I think that Halloween just gives the creeps the chance to dress up like the true freaks they are! ha. so as fun as halloween is, it scares me.
9. Speaking of scared- I have become theeeee biggest scaredy cat ever since I've been married. I have a hard time falling asleep at night and multiple times a month I will sit up on my couch the majority (or all) of the night and just read blogs and watch tv so that I don't have to sleep.
And wouldnt ya know- tonight is a perfect example - Here I am at 3:51 am, not asleep. duh.
10. One of my companions and I got the first stages of frost bite on our feet on the mission (where your feet go all white and numb and hard) and now my feet get cold SOOOOO fast and are most always cold. When before my mission I would wear flip flops all winter. grr.
11. I stick my cold feet on Brad's legs at night to get them warm and he hates it! "....but babe..you are soo warm, and my feet are sooo cold!!!"
12. I LOVE people watching. People are SO Hilarious!!!!!
13. I RARELY dare stand up for myself. I don't often speak my mind to people - I'm a pansy.
14. I don't like onions, but I LOVE Red Robins Onion Rings, and things like the Bloomin Onion at Outback, Onion Strings at Famous Dave's , etc. (When I eat onion rings I pull out the onion and eat the crust)
15. I suck at my calling. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR ENRICHMENT!!! (Im the 2nd counselor in the RS)
16. If I'm having a hard time falling asleep at night and it's NOT because I'm scared, it's because I'm worrying about my brothers.
17. One of my Biggest pet peeves is hearing people chew. Ick- I hate it!!! And someone I sit by at work chews on ice WITH THEIR MOUTH OPEN every day and it drives me craaaaazay!!
18. But of course I'd never say anything like DIDNT YOUR MOTHER TEACH YOU TO CHEW WITH YOUR MOUTH CLOSED! cuz i'm a pansy, and frankly that's just mean. So my poor husband always gets the wrath of me, cuz his jaw somehow clicks when he eats- and I dare say something to him - and so I'm always staring him down and saying...Honestly, stop clicking. (He knows that I'm just insane and that I know he can't help it, so he doesn't pay attention)
19. I'm such a pansy. I always have been. I don't dare doing anything I want to because Im afraid of A. looking stupid or failing (or both!!!) or B. Getting hurt. i.e. I never dared try out for plays or musicals like I wanted or class president like I wanted and I don't dare go sledding, skiing, motorcycle riding, 4 wheeling (on any trail to steep or crazy)...things like that. I don't want to break my neck!!
20. If I call Brad and he doesn't answer, I immediately assume he's dead in a car wreck and I panic and almost puke. I worry about him soooooooooooooooooooo much.
21. I for some reason always get lost in my thoughts and imagine that Brad does get killed in a car wreck, and I have to try to go on without him...sometimes I'm strong and brave and keep my head held high and sometimes I'm such a mess in my daydream that I go insane. I don't know why I do this!! I just end up bawling and getting a cry headache- and it's just not good.
22. Sometimes I picture that I've died and then I picture Brad dating and getting remarried and it makes me so mad!!! Don't you dare love someone else! But at the same time, I want him to be happy. So I have just decided not to die, so that I don't have to see him love someone else.
23. Along the same lines, I sometimes plan my own funeral - I want really pretty flowers, not some random bouquets- but something thougtful, simple and beautiful. And I want really pretty music- lots of it. Nothing too depressing, just beautiful songs.
24. I'm wierd.
25. I've learned how to cross stitch, sew, quilt, and cook since I've been married and I LOVE it! And I never thought I'd even learn, let alone love it.
26. I love Texas Roadhouse, Village Baker, Red Lobster and Magelbys Fresh and PF Changs.
27. I hate Macaroni Grill, McGrath's Fish House, and the regular Magelbys.
28. I make fun of people too much.
29. Since April of 06 I've had 8 jobs.
30. Why did I admit that?!!
31. I got a speeding ticket in July of 01 and didn't pay it until September 04. I had a warrant out for my arrest, and when I went to the courthouse, or wherever it was I went, to find out how much I owed.... the cops immediately came to the desk where I was and said I had to pay it off right then, or go to jail. YOINKS!
32. I am learning sign language- and i LOVE IT!!
33. I got to "interpret" 2 songs on Sunday for Curry and Melissa's kids that are deaf, during their primary program. It was so fun!!
34. 2 months after Brad and I got married I was having really really bad migraines and would wake up in the night and my body would be completely numb. And then one morning we got up at like 8 (we were in St George at his grandparents for Thanksgiving) and my head was killing me and I started throwing up and couldn't stop and I went delirious and don't remember the next 13 hrs of the day, even though I was awake for most of those hours. I apparently wouldn't relax and stay on the couch and wouldn't stop throwing up and was asking where Brad was and he was right by me and so Brad and his dad and grandma took me to the ER and they had to put me in a wheelchair cuz I couldn't walk and I was saying wierd things and creeping Brad out and so they rushed me right back. I was mean to the nurses and had to have all kinds of tests done and be sedated. They never found anything- and just said I went crazy because I couldn't handle the pain anymore. BIZARRE HUH!?!?!?!?!??!! I was sick for days after and had a hard time going back to work cuz I couldn't work as fast after that for a few months.
35. I'm TERRRRRRIFIED of something like that happening again.
36. I love love love to doodle and write my name all over the place.
37. When I was little I wrote my name on our piano, in the window well in my bedroom, on the carpet with lipstick...everywhere.
38. I used to give plasma twice a week for a little extra money.
39. If I could know what I know now and had the chance to go back in time (like to Jr High/High School) and redo things, I would.
40. I love Guitar Hero. I don't play it that often anymore- and I wish I had people to play it with more often.
41. I would rather unload the dishwasher than load it. Brad would rather load it than unload it.
42. I scrub off everything before I put it in the dishwasher. It's probably a waste of time, but I do it anyway.
43. I wish I had a sewing room. I have plans to take over our spare bedroom for that soon, that will have to do for now.
44. I like having my hair blonde better than all one dark color.
45. But my hair is SO dead being all bleached like it is now. *sigh*
46. I get sick to my stomach from going in to Bath and Body Works.
47. If I smell too many candles I get sick to my stomach. Brad is a smell-aholic and could smell candles/lotions/soaps/deodarants all day, and tries to get me to do the same. Doesn't work out too well.
48. I wish I could play the guitar better.
49. I wish I had more opportunities to sing - I'm getting really rusty.
50. I wish I had a piano.
51. I wish I had SPACE for a piano.
52. I taught myself how to play the piano. So I'm not very good.
53. I miss my friends from Ricks that I haven't seen in soo long.
54. I own one brown item of clothing.
55. I haven't owned brown shoes in YEARS!
56. I look better in brown than in black- but all I wear is black.
57. I wish I could be a writer for the show MXC- It's hilarious. Sometimes too crude. But hilarious.
58. I cry easily.
59. My home teacher asked me if I was pregnant a couple of months ago.
60. I almost kicked him in the teeth.
61. I am not pregnant.
62. I'm sorry this list has gotten so long.
63. I could keep going.
64. But I won't.
65. Love ya!!!
66. I think everyone who reads this blog has probably already been tagged- but if you havent- consider yourself tagged. Now let's hear some random things about you.
67. It is now 4:54 am. DUH!!! go to sleep fool!

I can NOT believe it is already November....that makes me want to barf. I'm not sure why- but I have a good guess. Life is flying by at an unbelievable rate!! Does anyone else feel the same??? Another thing I can't believe is that I haven't blogged about our spontaneous California trip we took 2 weekends ago.

Brad and I went to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen Friday the 19th after work and I of course said- dude, we haven't been to California in FOREVVVVVER- let's hurry and pack our bags and go. I say this almost every weekend...and I'm always shut down. But not this time! Brad agreed and 25 mins later we were on the road!!!! We surprised Brad's mom and step dad and little brother Jake. It was SOOO FUN!!! We watched Jake's football game, ate lunch at the Cheesecake Factory in the mall where his Mom works after surprising her at work, and my fave part- We went down to Laguna Beach and walked around and looked at all the cool shops and art studios and then we walked down to the ocean and put our feet in the water and watched the sunset. It was probably the most beautiful sunset I've seen down there and of course we left our camera at my mother-in-laws house!!!!! I was so upset- that's the whole reason I took the camera to CA with us, was to get some ocean pics. duh. Well I sat there and was amazed by how beautiful the sunset and the ocean was, and was also amazed at my dumbness at leaving the camera...and then we went and picked up some food and went back home and ate. Then the next morning we went to breakfast with Brad's dad and then came on home!

Well we actually ended up staying Sunday night in St George because we were stuck in traffic for 3 hrs because of the bad winds and fires. But we made it safely home- kinda wish we would have been stuck in California for a couple extra days, but alas, here we are.

We came home to a beautiful fall day, with no snow on the ground (luckily we missed the snow we got on Saturday here in Utah), but there was a snowman on our lawn that someone made.

Interesting way to make a snowman huh??


So Brad had class and a test Halloween night- so Monday night for FHE we wanted to do something for All Hallows Eve - so I made Hot Dog Mummies for dinner and then we painted pumpkins. From far away the pumpkins look cute- up close you can see all the mistakes I made painting on the black, but that's okay. (We stole the black and white idea from Brad's brothers neighbor- cute idea huh?)


I'm just sitting here wishing I was ambidextrous.

Also- licorice should come in resealable bags because one day they are fresh, soft and yummy. And the next day they have transformed from licorice into red, jaw-breaking, metal rods.

Well I'll BE!

So for lunch today I grabbed a 99 cent Crispy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy's. I wasn't going to get a fry because the last 2 times I've gotten fries from there I've about gagged myself to death. So I thought I'd give them ONE LAST CHANCE to prove themselves before I publicly declared my intense loathing for their fries. And wouldn't ya know!!! They were delicious! It appears that they have started adding some seasoning on them - and it was really quite good!

Now I'm just hoping that that really WAS seasoning and that in fact, some Wendy's worker hadn't just sneezed brown seasoning tasting flecks onto my fries. Well either way - I enjoyed them.

So for the past few work days- I've felt really sick to my stomach around 11/11:30 am and I haven't known why- It's been driving me crazy trying to figure it out! The first day I thought it was the pretzels I'd had for a little snack. So the next day I had some goldfish instead. ('some' meaning alot) (and that in reality probably did add to my sickness)...still sick. So the next day I had a sugar free pudding... still sick. I was feeling like I was in a freaking Nancy Drew novel trying to figure out what was up! And if indeed this was a plot for a Nancy Drew novel, I think the title would have to be "The Mysteriously Mystifying Mystery of the Mysterious Mystery food". But anyway, Today I am triumphant. I have found the culprit. Two words- Marshmallow Mateys. Need I say more. I realized that I started eating these dang things for breakfast the middle of last week when the stomach aches started occurring. I'm still not sure why it took me FOUR days to realize what the source of my misery was, but nonetheless....

Case closed.


Public Restrooms and the reasons I don't like them.

* There are always those cracks on the sides of the doors. STOP LOOKING AT ME!!!!
* Because they are public, so anyone, including the gross fungus people of the world, can use them.
* The toilet paper is usually thin and rough. Not nice and cushy like the goods at your grandmas.
* I always seem to pick the stall that's out of order and somehow missing the sign on the door alerting you of that.
* You don't know who's been sittin on that seat, so you have to use the seat liner, and then add 2 extra layers of toilet paper.....obsess much??? possibly.
* Those toilet paper holders always seem to be defective. Sometimes when you try to unravel the toilet paper you have to pull so hard it keeps ripping off prematurely and you end up geting one square at a time.
* The soap is made of some fierce flesh eating acid.....STINKY flesh eating acid.
* Air dryers. waste of time.

Things I Don't Understand

- Why people like U2. gag.
- Crocs - the shoes not the animal. (not that i really understand the animal). Maybe if you work in a hospital I'll let them slide..otherwise... NO
- Why Fall only lasts 3 minutes in Utah, when I love it so much!!
- Why Hulk Hogan always wears a fanny pack (those who watch Hogan knows Best...can i get a witness???)
- Why I am turning into my mom and saying things like "Dagnabit" "What in the sam hill" and "for Pete's sake". I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THOSE MEEEAN!!!!
- How Christina Aguilera has made it in the music industry- she's ugly and sings like a dying hyena...with the head of a meerkat....and the antlers of a caribou.
- What the heck my coworker from Africa is saying (thick accent)
- How I have always lived in snowy places. GET ME OUTTTTTA HERE!!!!!!
- How the lady 2 cubicles down can talk NONSTOP for 8 hrs and still have things to say the next day. (and go figure..she wears Crocs EVERY DAY!!!)
- Why the Indians didn't beat the Red Sox. (well ok, because Josh Beckett is a stallion..but still)
- Why people like cats. They are so gross to me.
- People who chew with their mouth open.


I watched the minutes tick by...waiting for Subway to call..and at 11:09pm.....they didn't call. So I went to bed, and treated myself to the mysteriously appearing $5.


You know youre a child of the 80's/90's if....

Oh my gosh- I couldn't resist!! I've read this list before but when I saw it on my friend's blog I loved reading it again and just had to put it on my blog too. It brings back so many memories. I could read it over and over.

1. You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.
2. You wanted to be on StarSearch.
3. You ever uttered the word "Radical!"
4. You wore jelly shoes and jelly bracelets
5. You remember watching shows like "Punky Brewster" , "Webster", and "Double Dare"
6. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
7. You wore a banana clip in your hair or a slap on wrist band.
8. You rolled up the bottoms of your splatter painted jeans.
9. You wore loafers with everything, and you put the laces in those little rolls.
10. You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
11. You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."
12. You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
13. You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours!
14. You yearned to be a member of The Babysitters Club, and tried to start a club of your own.
15. You sat on your back porch, playing with your "My Little Pony" , "Rainbow Brite", and "Strawberry Shortcake" dolls
16. You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.
17. You know what "sike" and "not!" mean
18. You fell victim to 80's fashion : big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, big hoop earrings, and possibly the worst:you wore spandex pants.
19. You wanted to be a Goonie
20. You owned an extensive collection of Cabbage Patch Kids and trolls.
21. You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."22. You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played "Sam" to be.
23. You ever wore flourescent -neon if you will clothing....
24. You could breakdance, or wished you could.
25. You know who He-Man and She-Ra are.
26. You remember MC hammer well.
27. You totally LOVED Barbie's cooler, punkier counterpart, "Jem" and her "Rockers"
28. You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
29. You wore tights under shorts and felt stylish.
30. You layered your multi-colored slouch socks, and added suspenders to make your outfit complete.
31. You had a hypercolor shirt.
32. You thought skorts were the coolest!
33. You had WonderWoman or Superman underwear.
34. You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
35. You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power"
36. Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
37. You know that "WHOA" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"
38. You remember Alf, the little brown alien from Melmac and Vicki the Robot from "MY Little Wonder"
39. You you owned a Skip It.
40. You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles.
41. You know the Macarena by heart.. LOL
42. "Talk to the hand" ... enough said
43. You can finish this [ice ice _ _ _ _ ]
44. You just cant resist finishing this . . ."Iiiiiiin west philidelphia born and raised . . ."
45. You remember: TGIF, Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, & Boy Meets World
46. when everyhting was settled by rock paper scissors or bubble gum bubble gum in a dish4
7. You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.4
8. Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was both a game and a TV game show.
49. You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.
50. You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
51. You remember those Where's Waldo books.52. You remember eating Warheads.
53. You remember Ring Pops.
54. Making those little paper fortune cookie things, and then predicting your life with them.
55. You loved the "Land Before Time" movies
56. You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.
57. And Windows 95 was the best.
58. You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles.
59. Michael Jordan was a king.
60. YIKES pencils and erasers were the stuff!
61. All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.
62. Gak was the coolest stuff invented.
63. Lambchop's song never ended.
64. You collected all the Troll dolls
65. If you even know what an original walkman is.
66. You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
67. You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"
68. When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
69. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
70. When we recorded stuff on VCRs.

At a stake dance I won 2 movie tickets in a Macarena competition. I'm the best Macarena-er ever. And yes, I LOVED NKOTB!! I still do. I had a pillow, posters, books I'd ordered from the Book Order at school, tapes, and a hot pink duffle bag. I love them. Also- do you guys remember playing M.A.S.H. I remember it well- because crap! I was still playing it when I was 21. (and thats not a lie) Life's funny- I miss the 80's and 90's alot!

Now that we've established I'm retarded.......

So I met my friend at subway for lunch today, and also picked up some food for another girl I work with that couldn't come cuz she had a meeting. So anyway..I pay for MY food and then hand the girl my subway card and the $5 bill for my friend's food. So she gives me back my subway card and gave me the change. When i went to put the change in my pocket I felt more money in pocket- it was the $5 bill!!!!! WHAT?! So I told the girl, wait you took my 5 right, and she was like yeah, I gave you your change and I was like yeah I know- but I still have a 5. Then- another girl comes up and I tell her the story and she's like, so wait- who would be losing money. And I told her- YOU guys (had she not just listened to my story!!) . So I thought the next thing out of her mouth would be, "Well then that's our mistake." But NO! she said, oh okay- well give me your name and number and then when we cash out at the end of the night if we're missing $5 we'll call you and you can bring it back. YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME RIGHT!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well who's the dumb crap that actually gives the girl her real phone number.....ME! So pray tell...who's the bigger idiot in this situation? Me or her? Cuz right now, I really don't know. Cuz don't ya know that Im going to get a call at 11 pm when Subway closes tonight asking me to bring them their 5 dollars back.


double duh.

to each his own

This girl in the bathroom today laid her jacket ON THE GROUND in the stall while she used the bathroom. fungus. I was so grossed out. Has she not LOOKED at the floors in there before??? Or even just seen the sicky people that we have to share the restroom with!!! If my jacket accidentally FELL on the ground in there I would be left with no choice but to burn it to it's sad death, let alone purposely set it on the ground. kaka.



I knew there was something else I needed to mention. And as I went to leave a comment on a friends blog I remembered abruptly what it was. For those of you who have followed my blog for a time now, will have come across a blog about how I hated when i did a post, the time stamp would say "Posted by Andrea F at 10:33 (or whatever time)" and it looked to me like it said, Posted by Andrea Fat. and it hurt my self esteem. So I changed my name on my blog to Laquisha. Hmm. I guess I could have changed it to just say Andrea..... "posted by Andrea at 10:33".... yep that would have worked. I dont know why I didn't think of that sooner. Well anyway- if you get a comment from Laquisha, before I get around to changing it back to andrea- don't be alarmed- its just me.

let's hug.

Bulimic Blogger

I've decided I'm a bulimic blogger. I can post and post in one day, and then will rid myself of blogging for the following days. Do you get it? Binge and purge?...

I have so many things to write about. Nothing of great signifigance...but things to write nonetheless. This is what I have to say right now.

I just went to Kneaders for lunch and got a kids meal. Its comes with a ham and cheese sandwich, a sugar cookie and a drink. I just want to know why they would make a KIDS ham and cheese with 3 pounds of mayo on it. I was so mad. I had to take a napkin and wipe it off. It was like piles of mayo. Gross. And even after the wiping, it was still oozing. gag.


You know how the end of your pen takes on that really rough shredded texture when you chew on it too much- thats how the plastic straw in my kids size drink felt. So I only took two sips- I couldnt take it. Cuz i knew IIIIIIIIII hadn't been chewing on it- so why did it have to have that texture!?!??!!??!?

But at least there was a deck of Animal Trivia cards in my kids meal. WOO....HOOOO!!! Here are just a FEW of the questions. (i really did love this. i love random stuff like this)

1. How far can a rat fall without being injured?
A. 100 feet
B. 60 feet
C. 10 feet
D. 7 feet

2. Which insect lays its eggs under the skin of a caterpillar?
A. Wasp
B. Grasshopper
C. Butterfly
D. Dung beetle

3. Where are two-horned rhinos from?
A. Europe
B. India
C. Africa
D. Rhinos only have one horn.

4. A giant squid's eyes can get to be as large as:
A. Basketballs
B. Softballs
C. Tennis balls
D. Golf balls

5. How many hours will the average sloth spend sleeping in one week?
A. 52 hours
B. 87 hours
C. 129 hours
D. 167 hours

And here is a word scramble from the bag my food came in. Unscramble the letters to reveal the secret food item.


Animal Trivia answers:

1. B. 60 feet - a rat can fall from a 5-story building (about 60 feet) without injury.
2. A. Wasp - a wasp lays its eggs under the skin of a caterpillar so that its young can eat the caterpillar's inards as they grow.
3. B. India - Rhinos with two horns are from India. Rhinos with one horn are from Africa.
4. A. Basketballs - The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world, measuring in at about 9.39 inches(24cm).
5. C. 129 hours - During one week, the average slot will spend 129 hours asleep, 18 hours climbing, 11 hrs feeding, and 10 hrs awake but motionless.

Word scramble answers:

1. Carrot
2. Cheese
3. Tomato
4. Broccoli
5. Bacon

Ok- after really thinking about it- Im SO tired of the music on my ipod. I'm having a hard time finding that 'right' song to listen to right now. Nothing's hitting the spot. In all honesty, I think Brit may have made me lose my music appetite for the moment.

okay! so what!!?!? I still AM listening to Britney. Some of her lyrics just 'speak' to me.

FINE!! I ADMIT IT!!! I WAS just listening to Britney Spears on my ipod!

stop judging me.

Fashion Help

We have just been informed that the Executive Director from AT&T will be visiting the office next week. We received an email saying, and I quote: "We need to leave him with the best impression possible. We are requesting that you come dressed according to CVG “Business Casual” guidelines.

Specifically, no shorts, t-shirts, no flip-flops, no blue jeans.

Men -- please wear slacks and a collared shirt.
Women -- please wear slacks, skirts or a nice dress."


So I'm really in a bind, because for those of you who know me- the do-not-wear-these-or-you-will-be-canned portion of the list is who I am! If only my closet were full of the following sweaters I'd have no problems.

Golden Fireworks Freedom

Courtyard Blues

Devil's Blood

Sald of Greens

Lotion of Ocean

I seriously think I will go on a hunt for my own "Lotion of Ocean" this weekend. What would happen if I came to work dressed in a sweater like this. Would people really think that I thought I looked nice? Would I be shunned? Would I be sent home to change?

The possibilites are endless.



Not THEEEESE guys.....THESE guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So on my way home from work today Whoomp There It Is was playing on the radio!!! ARE YOU EVEN KIDDING!?!?!! I was so SHOCKED and EXCITED that I almost swerved into oncoming traffic!!! I haven't heard that song in YEAARS!!!

But if you think I didn't remember every word by heart-then you are craaazay!

Whenever I hear that song I remember when I was like 11 or 12, I went to a high school football game in Marsh Valley (it's like 20 mins south of Pocatello) and after we made a touch down, the crowd of high school kids from good old Preston High started chanting Whoomp There It is! And I thought it was SOO COOL!!! High Schoolers Rule. So on our next trip to Logan (Logan,Ut was the closest city to Preston) - I bought the single (on tape of course). Well, I thought that it was really rebellious of me to be listening to Tag Team so I bought a Mariah Carey single as well. So when my mom asked what I bought, I told her Mariah Carey. (Sorry mom for being a liar and a sneak) And I was so nervous about it that when I listened to it when my family was home I would turn the volume down realllly low so no one would hear my, heaven forbid, hip hop music. But then when no one was home I'd blare it! Isn't that so dumb of me. Oh well. I was young- throw me a bone.

Anyway - It was great hearing it again today- I was in my own little heaven - and I even busted out some old moves while driving down State Street. It brought back some great (nerdy) memories.

........party on party people let me hear some noise, DCs in the house jump jump rejoice........

I just think she's classy


Gym gym GYM GYM gym

So I need to go to the gym. And I have really been giving myself lots of pep talks lately and getting myself psyched to go. (you may note that i have to do a lot of convincing and guilt tripping to myself before i'll actually get up the gusto to GO to the gym. it hasn't really worked in the past. we'll see how it pans out this time.) I was reading a friends blog today and found this hilarious thing he said and thought it was perfectly said.

Cardio is hell. You know that feeling in your ribs when it hurts to breath after running full speed for more than 3 seconds? That’s Satan.

And that my friends, is why I do not go to the gym. It's not because I'm lazy- its because I CTR, and avoid Satan at all costs.

My battle with cocaine

Part 1.

My first transfer on my mission we lived in an ooooold creepy GHETTO used-to-be-school that was converted into apartements. Across the hall from us lived a man named No Pants. (Well his real name is Danny, but we called him No Pants for certain reasons.) No Pants recycled cans for a living. He would get up EARLY in the morning and could be heard in the hall jiggling his cans around, sorting them, crushing them..whatever it was he did. Well one night my companion and I got home and we happened upon No Pants in the hall and he was hiiiiiigh as a kite. We asked him what was up and he animately told us how the neighbors upstairs had SNUCK into his apt while he was IN THE SHOWER and they had put COCAINE in his milk. Yada yada yada, he drank the milk, and now he is VERY upset that they would break in and do such a thing.

*Here I am thinking, yeah, sure No Pants. I'm totally sure our poor ghetto white trash neighbors REALLY wasted their precious drugs on you. Get a grip* My companion on the other hand was outraged. "You need to call the cops!" "They can't just go breaking into people's apartments,putting drugs in their milk!" Bless her clueless heart. We eventually made it safely into our apartment and away from his craziness.

Crisis averted. Victory #1.

Part 2.

Today while in the bathroom at work I noticed in the toilet paper holder there was a small pile of drugs. Why would there be cocaine in the Kimberly Clark toilet paper holder, I thought to myself. Something seems aloof. So I decided I better take matters into my own hands. I bravely grabbed a little pinch with my fingers and determined by the texture and smell that it was in fact just toilet papers shavings.

Once again I am victorious.
Andrea - 2.


The first 2 pics are my quilt that I'm working on- its just a bunch of squares of fabric by Amy Butler. I bought the fabric over a year ago- I really need to finish it. I just need to get fabric for the back.

The next pictures are the center for a table runner quilt thing that I'm making- I'm going to a quilting class, and that is our first project. I still have 2 more classes and so I still have alot of work left on it.

The last 2 pics are my apron! Cute huh? Well it needs to be ironed, but its still cute. (I was trying to take a picture of it laid out on the table, but it wasn't working- so Brad modeled it for me so i get a decent picture of it. what a good husband)


How does everyone feel about me leaving work early today. I personally feel great about it.

My Someday Aprons

K Dont laugh at my seriously lacking Paint skills- but here's a couple aprons I drew up that I want to try to make. Cute right?!?!!!? The 3 wavy lines on the bottom half of the white apron are 3 different layers. (I'll have to take a pic of the half apron I made a few weeks ago that has 3 different layers, so you can see what I mean.) Anywho. If I ever make them and they turn out slightly decent I'll post pictures. But for now- we can only look at my drawing and dream.



Okay so here is my FIFTH post for the day. My little sister Amy got engaged tonight!!! I'm so happy for her. I think I screamed for nearly 10 mins straight when she told me I was so excited!!! I even kept screaming when I got OFF the phone with her. (My neighbors dog was going crazy)

Amy is a nanny in Virginia and met Sam through a mutual friend. What's sad is I haven't met Sam yet but my mom and older sister Anneke have and they approve, so I suppose I do as well. But I'm excited to meet him and I'm sure I'll love him (if not Amy's gonna send him packin!) Anyway CONGRATULATIONS AMY! I love you sooo much and Im glad you're so happy and I wish I was there to give you a big hug! (i chose red font for looooove)

The Way I Are

I'm THAT person that:

- Totally can't stop myself from dancing wherever I might be when I hear music I like.
- Sings outloud in my cubicle at work.
- Puts the Quattro Runner(4Runner..for those of you that don't habla espanol) in 4wheel drive when it's raining cuz Im so paranoid of hydroplaning, but then swerves to drive through big puddles on the side of the road.
- Jumps in puddles but then complains that my feet are wet.
- Watches too much CSI and then stays up all night because I'm scared.
- Still loves things such as Full House, Saved by the Bell, NKOTB, Milli Vanilli, Kris Kross and Vanilla Ice.
- Loves my friends but never keeps in touch.
- Listens to songs I like on repeat until I can't possibly stand to listen to them one more time.
- Will go weeks between posting on my blog but then gets really mad that other people don't update theirs!
- Laughs when people fall. (I have a REALLLLLY hilarious story about my friends grandma rolling backwards down the 3 steps into the boys locker room in her wheelchair during our band concert in high school- if you ever need a good laugh)
- Checks behind the shower curtain, in every closet, and every space that's too small to even fit a 3 year old when I get home to make sure noone is hiding in my house.
- Will drive with my windows down and my heater on in the winter.
- Won't let myself walk down the pen/marker aisle in stores because I'm too obsessed and will want to buy them all. (im seriously in love with fine point sharpies and have every color)
- Doodles on everything and writes my name over and over.
- Cant carry a plastic bag around too long cuz I'll have it twisted and torn apart in minutes.

I think that's about all for now, I gotta go to the bathroom.

Rainy Day

I got SOAKED going to my car after work in the rain today!!! But I guess noone MAAAAADE me jump in those puddles.

Sorry boyfriend...

But your hair looks like my little sisters - and she's a girl - and her hair is girly(see pic above). Maybe try looking like your own gender.

Seriously Sir

You sound like you are about to hack up your lungs, which will come hurling onto my keyboard, and then I will have to yell at you, and youre sick so I dont want to have to do that. So please, do us both a dang favor, and go home. Its called a 'Sick Day'. Try it out.


Im a Thief

OKAY OKAY! I stole this picture off of Melissa's blog, cuz I just HAD to have it! It is thee funniest cutest thing ever!!! This is why I love Jaman so much- cuz he is just hilarious!

It was raining the other day and he wanted to go outside, so he found and empty box and put it on his head. I love it because you know he's not doing it to be goofy or anything. It just seems so normal for him to put a box on his head to protect him from the elements, like its a hat or an umbrella or something. And I love that he's SO oblivious to the fact that they took a picture of him. ...."I'm just standing in the rain with a box on my head and this is sooo normal."

And may I just say while I'm at it, how much I love Curry and Melissa. They are so amazing. They adopted Jaman from Ghana a year ago and have already made the biggest difference in this 8 year old's life. For those of you who don't know, Curry has a non profit organization- Signs of Hope International- that takes interns to Ghana to teach sign language in deaf schools, and that helps raise money so that more deaf children can even GO to school. Jaman was a student in one of the schools and Curry and Melissa met him while they were over there and knew they should adopt him. They have been AMAZING with him. He has learned so much from them and they've just given him all their love. I love knowing Jaman, he makes me so happy. He LOVES pizza and can often be seen signing 'pizza' to his imaginary friends. He also LOVES to talk on the phone and it is thee FUNNIEST thing ever! "Buh buh buh buh buh buh buh - oy yoy yoy yoy yoy" is a normal conversation to have on the phone with him.

They now have a foster child, 5 year old Elizabeth, living with them who is also deaf and she is the cutest little sweet thing! If you could all just see how good and loving they are with her you would you understand how great they are.

I love that they are taking the time with these kids to give them the love they deserve and need. And to help teach them and do whatever they can for them. They are the greatest friends and I love them TONS!!!!!!!!!


Dear The Office- I heart you.

So I watched the new Office 3 times in a row last night. There has never been a funnier episode.

Here are some of my favorite lines:

Okay! So I have flaws. I sing in the shower...sometimes I spend too much time volunteering....Occassionally I'll hit someone with my car

You know what they say about forgiveness in the Bible...Forgiveness is next to Godliness

Michael Scotts Dunder Mifflin Meredith Palmers Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Fun Run Race for the Cure, this is Pam.

Im not SUPERstitious, but I am a little stitious.

Did anyone do anything involving an Indian burial ground?

Michael: I would now like to talk about each of your individual religious beliefs.
Toby: Oh, Michael you can't ask about religious beliefs.
Michael: Satan (referring to Toby) is the master of lies. Everything he says is the opposite.
Toby: Alright then, you CAN ask about religious beliefs.
Michael: Thank you for the permission. PSYCH!

Maybe there's some sort of animal that we can make a sacrifice to. Like a giant buffalo. OR some sort of monster, like something with the body of a walrus, with the head of a sea lion. Or something with the body of an egret with the head of a meerkat. Or JUST the head of a monkey..with the antlers of a reindeer.....and the body of a porcupine.

I thought they'd be good together like PB&J........Pam Beasley and Jim. WHAT A WASTE! What...A....Waste!!

A woman should NOT have to be hit with a car to find out she has rabies. But that's where we are in America.

Michael, 5k means 5 kilometers...not 5 thousand miles.

Kevin: Michael you can not make me run
Michael: Look, I know you're probably scared of people seeing your fat legs in shorts.

*Andy covering his nipples with gauze and tape*
I'm petrified of nipple chafing. Once it starts it's a vicious circle. You have sensitive nipples - they chafe - so they become more sensitive - so they chafe more. So I take precautions.

Wait, this money IS going to bat birth control right Michael? Thats what you told me when I contributed.

MYTH! 3 Americans die every year from rabies. FACT! FOUR Americans every year die from rabies.

It truly is the deadly killer. NO, it is the foaming barking killer.

NO, no water for me when rabies causes fear of water - SOLIDARITY!


And while I eventually puked my guts out, I NEVER puked my heart out. And I'm very proud of that.

Some funny shots on the show:

Phyllis making a quilt that had a picture of a racoon, bat and rat on it. I loved that Michael told her she was really capturing the spirit of Merdith.

Andy with his bloody nipples.

Michael almost quitting the race like 10 feet from where the "finish line" was.

Just the whole show was too funny. I love you The Office and I'm glad youre back on!!!!


Might I just say....

Can I just say how lucky I feel this week. For oh so long, I have been wondering how and where some of my closest friends are- Joanna, Kaela and Bethany. I have had no idea of how to contact them- and within the past few days all 3 have contacted me!!! I love it! It's made my life worth living. Now you just need to email me, so that I can get more updates on your kids and lives and such! I love you guys soo soo sooo soo soo soo soo soo soo much!!!!!!!!!! My email is andreafrandsen@gmail.com

Loves be unto you all


Dear lady in Stall #3,

I'm wondering what made you think it was a good idea for you to talk to people on your cell phone whilst on the toilet...in a public restroom.


Don't make me CRY

Wow. Me really tired equals me really emotional. I just cried watching LA Ink. I hope I can make it through the upcoming episode of Saved by the Bell. Jessie and Slater have relationship problems. Maybe I shouldn't watch- this could turn into a weepy mess.

Happy Anniversary

Well yesterday, September 18th, was our 3rd wedding anniversary! Oh Brad Frandsen I love you!! These 3 years have been so fun and fabulous. Well the first year was pretty much hell most of the time, if we're being honest- but SINCE then it's been fun and fabulous. And that really is the truth. I really think I have the funniest husband in the world. Sometimes I have to tell him to
seriously stop talking so that I don't throw up from laughing. He makes me so happy. He is so creative and smart and is such a hard worker. He is my best friend and I could spend every hour of every day with him and still want to spend more time with him. I think he sometimes thinks I am crazy that I just can't get enough of him, but I just can't help myself. He is such a happy person and he's made my life a better one. LOVE YOU FRANDSEN!!

okay- so im adding a "correction" if you will onto this post, due to the amount of shocked readers. When I said our first year was pretty much hell- let me just say that it was NOT all bad- we just had some rough spots which everyone does. don't try to tell me you didnt. k thats all.

i should be sleeping

*Sigh* It is 3:28 am on Wednesday 19 September. Please tell me why I'm awake, for I do not know. Do you ever have those nights where your dreams are wierd and they keep you up and then your husband keeps talking in his sleep and you just can't sleep.. you're uncomfortable, and you hope that its almost time to get up cuz you just don't want to deal with the nighttime anymore. Well that's me... right now. I am SO looking forward to 3:30 because Full House is on then. It's the one where Danny is out of town and DJ, being the sneaky thing that she is, fakes sick so that Joey will excuse her from school so that she can go with Kimmy to the mall to get Stacey Q's autograph. "Stacey Q!! She's SO RAD!!!!" (That is a direct quote from the show for your enjoyment). Well of course she gets busted and Joey has to punish her, because- he can't let that kind of behavior slide! (AND he must feel pretty stupid for getting duped by a 12 year old- so now he has to show her who is boss right) Deej- I hope you have learned your lesson. And Bob Sagget- I wish you weren't such a terrible actor.



i just got back from my 2nd concert ever, and my first keith urban concert! it was awesomeness!!!! i didnt know i loved him so much. it was amazing and im so glad i went!!!!!!!!!!!! ...just keep on movin into me i know youre gonna see the best is yet to come...

*****After thought- I just realized, I havent only been to Weezer and Keith Urban concerts - I went to the Jets concert w/ my Mom and Amy and I believe Andy when I was like 15. HMM, here's an after thought on my after thought - Can a Jets performance at USU really be counted as a concert. It sure seemed big time to me being 15 and from Preston, ID.