Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dad's Birthday

Tonight I am going to some Celtic concert. I really don't know a lot about it. When I asked my dad what he wanted for his birthday he told me he would like me to go this concert with him. And I bought my own ticket too. I'm sure it will be just lovely. It's not the first time that I've been to a concert with my dad. It's one thing he really likes to do that my mom hates, so it's usually one of us kids that goes with him. In fact, we often joke that the way to get Dad to love you is to go to concerts with him, thus I am the most loved child my father has. That's right, not only have I been to more concerts with him than anyone else, I've also been to his favorite performers. Kathy Matea, Susi Boggus, Allison Krauss, etc.

Although my dad might love me more than he loves my brothers and sisters, my mom isn't so easy to win over. We (my siblings and I) think that my mom bases her favorite on the number of children we have. Since I have none, it kind of takes me out of the running. For now, Shannon has a firm grip on first place as my mom's favorite child. Don't get me wrong, I know that both my parents love us all a lot. But coming from a family of eight children we are always asking our parents who their favorite is...you think I might have learned my lesson about that question.... It's just a funny subject to talk about with my parents. They never really give us a straight answer, so we just assume and speculate about what they really think. Not quite as often as we used to though. Not since Sandy moved out of state.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


1. What book have you read recently?

I just finished "If life were Easy it wouldn't be Hard" by Sheri Dew. It was fantastic and made me want to be a better person.

2. Given the chance, what special ability/power would you like to have?

Flying, of course. Is there really any other answer?

3. List two things you have eaten today:

A. A spearmint mint

B. A cheese stick...both of which were free treats during Core testing! Yay for testing treats!

4. What's your favorite color? Why?

Yellow. I guess cause it's happy! I don't know I've just always loved it.

5. Where is the place you want to go the most?

Somewhere warm...no hot. I'm not much of a traveler so maybe California or Portland. Haven't been there in a while. I miss it.

7. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain?

Literally? Yep.

8. What would you do if you were a billionaire?

Invest my money. Share with my family, fund a national recycling program.

9. Which type of person do you hate the most?

People that are insincere. I really don't like fake niceness. I'd rather not have you be nice to me if you really don't mean it.

10. What are two things on your to do list right now?

Clean my car and talk with an advisor in the math department at UVU.

11. If you have a fault, would you rather the people around you point it out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?

Whatever. I'm sure I'm already aware of it. They can tell me if they want.

12. List two jobs you have had:

Gift Wrapper and Envelope Stuffer.

13. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?

My religion.

14. Is there anything that you have done which you regret?

Sure there is...not that I want to tell you.

15. Name two of your bad habits:

Staying up late and sleeping in til the last minute possible.

16. What are your feelings about the person who tagged you?

She's nice and funny. Really a great person.

17. Who do you Tag? Why?

Suzi: to see what she says.
Tricia Flores: cause her blog is really boring and this might make it more interesting.

Instruction: Copy questions, remove answers and replace with your own answers to the list of questions. Then, tag as many people you want, at least one, and list them out in the end of your post. Notify them that they have been tagged. Enjoy getting to know those you have tagged better, unless they are bitter and decide not to play along!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fast Food

Sadly I eat more fast food than I really want to admit. My new favorite is a spicy chicken go wrap from Wendy's. If you haven't tried it, don't! I find that I am starting to crave them. They are quite tasty. I've also tried the grilled wrap...not as good. I think that is because it has some sort of honey mustard sauce which I don't care for.

I was first introduced to the wraps by Tracy's boyfriend, Randy. She was telling me that he loves them and then he sent me a picture of one...I'm still not sure why. A couple of days after that Tracy and I were planning to have lunch together. After much deliberation (as is always the case when we are trying to decide where to eat), we settled on an old classic, Wendy's. I thought it would be a great time to try the new spicy chicken wrap. And I did. And I liked it. I ate my second one yesterday. It was delightful.

I went to the Wendy's website to find a picture of one and I also looked at the nutrition information. 320 calories for one. And you know it doesn't fill you up. Yikes! I have got to be better at packing a lunch for work and avoiding the ease of fast food.

Monday, April 21, 2008

New Links

I've decided to expand my link list (ahhh...that's a good alliteration). My sister asked me to link some of my cousins to my blog, so here you go. I don't know if I recommend them, since I've never read them myself. Hopefully that will change since I did take the time to find their blogs, and then copy the addresses and then add them to my list. I guess I love my family to do all that for one sister. :)

Spring Break

I realize that it has been a while since I have favored you with a post. I was out of town and then home for a few days and then out of town again. It was fabulous!! The worst thing about a vacation is coming back to work...yuck.

So, I went to Colorado first to visit my sister and her new baby and the rest of her family. I also have a sister living in Fort Collins that was down for the occasion. My sister's newest baby, Aubrey, was being blessed. I just want to let you know that my sisters have super cute kids! Thus, my fear of living up to those family expectations. All of my nieces and nephews are really cute. I fear I may have to adopt children, therefore having the ability to hand-pick my children and their cuteness. Anyway, it was fantastic to see those members of my family. Also, kids are funny. My seven-year-old nephew described himself as a "total weird-o." I was asking him some questions for a homework assignment. The Colorado trip was really fast. Especially considering the eight hours to get there. But it was worth it.

After being home for a few days I went to Las Vegas (this trip has actually been planned for a while). I have another sister that lives there and went to visit her during spring break. It was a fun and warm trip. That's the second worst thing about going on vacation: coming back to cold Utah. While in Vegas I ate a $7 fried cheese triangle, went to see Phantom of the Opera, played with my nieces, bought some summer clothes, watched the Belagio Fountains, went to Madam Tussuad's wax museum, watched Sam waste $20 dollars in a slot machine (so boring), and celebrated my niece's third birthday (I bought her a black baby doll...she named him baby boy). That niece turned three today and she is super funny! My favorite quote from the week is, "Kallie and Whitney and they have hair and THEY HAVE MY CABBAGE PATCH DOLL!!!" Good times!

Monday, April 7, 2008


I just thought that I would give a few updates to those that read my blog regularly...not that there are too many of you.

I am feeling much better now, thankfully. Although, I still have an unusually large amount of mucus. I'm not sure how it is possible for one to blow their nose so many times and still have stuff left to blow.

After talking with a return missionary that served in Thailand, Sam and I found the secret to good sticky rice. It's sweetened-condensed milk. I know, who would have thunk? Yummy. Still not quite perfected though.

The Counting Crows CD was good, there are some strange songs on it though. Like 1492...not a big fan of that one. It kind of scared me too, considering it is the first song on the CD. I listen to it often though.

And my computer has been behaving much better recently. It maybe loves me a little bit.

Monday Funk

So, as you may or may not know, I really don't like Mondays. They are always the worst! I hate trying to get up in the morning and I am usually EXTRA retarded on Mondays. I know...that is saying a lot, considering my normal level of retardedness.

Today I woke up feeling good, for a Monday. I was getting into my car and noticed that the sky was particularly dark. (I had decided to dress springy and wore capris and flip-flops.) I was thinking I might have chosen the wrong thing to wear, but was optimistic that the dark clouds would be blown away soon enough. Well, as I drove to work it just got worse and worse. It started raining and then it turned to hail...yuck! During the first class and a half that I interpret the hail had turned to snow. Why is it snowing on April 7th?!? That is so not cool.