Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Carless - not careless

Mason's car decided to die the other day. Luckily he wasn't in it and it happened over night. So now we are down to one car. Here I sit at the school waiting until he gets off work and stops by to pick me up. That should be around 5:45 or 6:00. Kinda lame. But my intentions are good. I plan on getting caught up with my class and really being on top of things. But it's not exactly how I would like to spend my afternoons. I have been looking on Craigslist and such, but I just don't trust anyone. I don't trust independant sellers because I am afraid they are lying to me and the car really is a piece. And I don't trust the used car dealerships because I feel like they only want to get as much money out of me as they can. Boo... Anyone know anyone selling a car? All I want is to find some little old lady who only drove her car to the grocery store and back to sell me her car for dirt cheap. Is that so unreasonable? I suppose so.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fainting Goats

This has made me laugh harder than anything has in a long time.

I want one just so I can concoct different ways to scare it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The simple things...

These are just a few of the simple things in my life that are making me happy right now. I thought I might share them.

We were SO EXTREMELY lucky to get this piano for completely free!! Mason was at church the other day and someone in his class was moving and asked if anyone wanted a piano. He was the only one who raised his hand. I was so excited!! And the coolest thing is that when we got it three of the keys were broken. Mason and I took the whole thing apart and fixed all three keys. We were so impressed with ourselves. Really we were... we weren't expecting to be able to fix it... we are just that amazing. Haha. I love it though. It was covered in cobwebs and dust but I shined that baby up and he is so happy now in his new home. It was hilarious watching the 8 men it took to bring this thing into our home. I guess while they were bringing it down the street (because the house it came from is only 2 doors down) one of the guys was playing "We Thank Thee Oh God For A Prophet" as the 3 guys on each side of the piano were trying not to drop the thing. It weighs a ton. We are so lucky to have it and I LOVE playing it. I haven't had a piano to play since I left home in Arizona what was it, 8 years ago!!

I love flowers. They have such little personalities. These sunflowers started growing in front of our door the other day. I love how their little heads turn in the direction of the sun. When I leave the house in the morning they are looking for me and when I come home they are looking for me too. I'm a nerd - I know... but I feel like they are my friends. Haha! Also, I was given this gerber daisy at the end of the school year last year and I have kept it alive and it even survived me replanting it. Mason laughs at me because I struggle with the green thumb at times - which is why I am so proud that this guy has sprouted another little flower head. He should open up here in the next day or so. This is the first flower bud that has come up since I replanted him back in June. So I am a proud parent. They are so pretty when the open up.

Lastly there is this little kitty that has been coming to our house and he is just the sweetest thing ever. We have been wanting to get a cat but much to our dismay our landlords won't let us have pets. I even tried to say that I wanted to surprise Mason with a kitten for his birthday which is coming up... but that didn't work. So it looks like this little guy is the closest thing we will come to a pet. But he is pretty dang cute especially when he looks through our blinds at me and meows. I feed him chicken from a can in hopes that he will come around daily and if the landlords ask... he's not ours... and he doesn't come in... I will miss him in the winter unless he trudges through the snow to get his chicken.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Utah State Fair

Yes we just had to participate in the Utah State Fair this year... I for one love going to events like this. I think I have about 'faired' Mason out this year, but I love giant massive events where all kinds of people come together and do silly things. I love to watch the people... if I could get away with taking pictures of them all without getting beat up, I would. But I love to just observe because everyone is so unique and consumed in their own little worlds. We had a fun time though!

We love eating the food and hate it because of the way it makes you feel all at the same time. The grilled corn, Mexican burritos, caramel apples, frozen lemonades, corn dogs, popcorn (as mi hermanos are modeling for us in the picture) those greasy fries... yummmm.... Why do I love carni food so much?? I think we outgrew the funnel cake though. The last time we ate that at a carnival Mason went home and threw up... so luckily we have overcome that faze - atleast for now.

So we 'Whacked A Mole.' The man running this booth had the most monotone, unenthuastic voice you can possible imagine. He reminded me somewhat of the teacher on Ferris Buhler. He kept saying, "Whack a mole. Come on, whack a mole. It's so much fun. Come on over. Whack a mole. Whack a mole." It was quit humorous. We were saying, "Whack a mole," for the rest of the night in his same three pitches. Whack a mole.

(just some random guy to prove my point)

I don't know if you have ever seen this new punching bag game. To me it is the most hilarious test of manhood there possibly is. Basically how it works is you have to hit the punching bag as hard as you can and it racks up your score depending on how hard you hit it. I love to just stand and watch at this game because these macho (and not so macho) boys will come and punch this bag as hard as they can and then strut back with their shoulders raised as they wait for their score to tally. And then... if you get two friends together, like last night, it's the never ending battle of who is stronger. The high score on the machine was 906. I think Mason hit a 865 or something close to that. He felt pretty macho. He beat his friend's score. I swooned over him for a while to build his manhood. Then I watched the next macho step/strut up. Why don't girls get thrills out of such things??

But I love the fair. I love the pigs, I love the sugar gliders, I love remembering my days in high school when I thought the fair was the most romantic place on earth, I love the childhood everyone relives. It's a great place to waste a lot of money. Until next year!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tagged for the First Time...

A Place I'd Like To Visit

My Favorite Place

Past Pet

My Age

My Maiden Name

My Bad Habit (when nervous)

The Town I Was Born In

My Favorite Color

My Favorite Animal

My Favorite Food

My Favorite Object

My First Name

My Best Friend's Nickname

A Past Lover

The Town I Live In

What I'm Doing Now

My College Degree

My First Job

My Middle Name

Ok! Now I tag: Josh, Kara, Tanya. Enjoy guys!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Just us...

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
Create your own family sticker graphic at pYzam.com

I wish there was more to add to this... but they didn't have any pictures of plants... Maybe someday - huh?