Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
He and my husband were trying to blow up a bank with a nuclear bomb. And I knew it. And of course I had to save the bank, so I was calling 911 pretending I was talking to my mom so that Mark wouldn't get mad at me for snitching him out. You see, the cops had been looking for them for a while, and when I found out it was them, I was MAD! I just had to turn them in. I don't remember if the cops ever showed up. But I do remember that when my cousin shot the bags of chemicals with a paintball gun (to scoot it over a little bit for a better position) it blew up and he got burned. Really really bad. Serves you right, cousin. As for Mark, he never caught on that I was on the phone with the police and not my mom. And then I woke up.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Oh, and the other two pictures (the blue shirt ones) are me.
Also, here are the pictures that I promised would come after I recovered from the delivery. Here is my question: usually when you see the new one you know right off whether it's a boy or girl. This one I'm not so sure on. Ideas? Name suggestions?
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
HOW TO ENTER (these are my rules, and they only apply and qualify you for the giveaway here, at mooshinindy.com):
I want to know. Who would you share all this magic with and how would you do it?
- Compose a post on your own blog, telling me what you would do with $6,000 worth of the latest HP technology. Who would you share with and why? Creativity counts, but it’s not everything. I’m going to be awarding this prize package to whomever captures the magic of sharing the most. Don’t have a blog? Go ahead and compose your entry in 200 words or less and post it here in my comments section, leaving a valid email in the email field. Video entries on YouTube, posts on MySpace and Facebook will also be accepted.
- Somewhere in your post mention and link to HP’s Magic Giveaway along with a mention and link to this post on moosh in indy. When your post is published, leave a link to your entry, wherever it may be, with your name and valid email address in the comments section below.
- Contest is open NOW! and will run through 10 p.m. EST December 9th, 2008. Comments will close at 10 p.m. EST on December 9th, 2008. So get to it.
- That’s it.
THE NOT SO FINE PRINT:
- My family, friends and people I know in real life are not eligible. Sorry dudes. It’s just not fair. But you are more than welcome to enter any or all of the other 49 giveaways. (Although you can only win one.)
- Anyone who doesn’t fall into the above category, in any part of the world, is eligible to enter.
- All taxes will be taken care of by HP.
- You must SHARE part of the prize package with someone who isn’t you, preferably someone who doesn’t even live in your house. While I have no way to police you once the prizes leave my doorstep, I can assure you that if you don’t share, bad juju’s will follow you all the days of your life. Okay, so I can’t even promise that, just don’t be a selfish jerk okay? You’re a lucky fool if you win all this stuff. PAY IT FORWARD.
- The winner must provide me with a real street shipping address, P.O. Boxes will not be accepted. Items you choose to share can be shipped to the person directly at no cost to you (and is actually preferred. Who doesn’t love getting magic surprises in the mail?)
- By entering, the winner agrees to provide me, within two weeks of receipt of the prize, a 250 word story (at least) on what happened when they shared one or more of the products. Their story will be posted on moosh in indy. at a later date. Stories from those who were surprised with the magic would also be fantastic. Pictures optional, but strongly encouraged. I won’t post any personal information without permission.
- I have been using (reviewing, coveting, checking out) the hardware (dude, I don’t get to keep any of this stuff) but they will all be restored to factory/like new condition before I ship them.
- I will pick and announce a winner December 9th, 2008 at 12 a.m. EST.
I will be the sole judge and my decision is final. I cannot be bought with promises of cookies, lavish riches, goods, products or services. So don’t even try. Okay, so you can try, but just know it won’t work.
So, here's my entry. As many of you know, I am a college student who delivers pizza to pay for school and living expenses. Also, I'm starting graduate school next semester and a laptop and printer would be mighty handy. Everything else in the package is extra to me. As a pizza deliverer, I get to drive around town and see all sorts of homes and happenings. A couple of weeks ago, one of the houses that I often drive past caught on fire and the family was devastated. I still can't drive past that house without wondering where they are staying and how they are doing. Granted, they hopefully have insurance, but who wouldn't love to get 3 computers and a bunch of other stuff FOR FREE, especially right after your house burns down. This is the family I would pass everything else on to. During this Christmas season (especially with the economy the way that it is) it's really hard to feel poor. I don't know this families financial situation, but I know that if I were in their shoes, I couldn't be happier knowing that strangers are thinking of me and praying for me.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Do you know why? I do.
My Dad! He's the best. When I was young(er than I am now) and just getting into piano lessons, my daddy promised me that if I kept up with piano and music, he would buy me a piano. So, tell me now. Why does the sun come out tomorrow? Because my piano is being born into my world tomorrow!!! I've made an appointment with the delivery crew, and hopefully the birth goes well. He/she (we haven't found out the gender yet) might come right on time or a couple hours later. The longer it takes, the more painful it is. But when he/she is born, it is all worth it. This will be my second baby. (My first is my motorcycle. She's a beaut, but she's getting to be pretty old.) (Come to think of it, my first baby is my car named Baby. She's also a beat up beaut and getting old. Second is Mota (would have been Moto if she were a boy) the Motorcycle. And third will come tomorrow - name and gender to be decided upon arrival.)
You might think I'm crazy comparing the arrival of these inanimate objects to childbirth, but I'm not crazy. After all, many people have dogs that they call their children. They even let them eat at the dinner table! At least I keep my babies where they belong. Also, think of my items and childbirth in parallel: you're excited to receive it, it's hard to wait for, causes you stress if it gets injured, nice to sit on, etc. Too bad they don't make widgets with pictures of a piano (car, moto, etc.) coming closer to you (getting bigger) as the arrival time gets closer! I would be ALL over that. Pictures of the beautiful baby coming tomorrow or the next day (or whenever I recover from the delivery)!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Rule 1. List the first 10 people who have commented on one of your blog posts. (Except that I only have a few faithful commenters, so I'll just put as many distinct blogger commenters as I can find.)
9. Manda Jane (Private)
(Sorry, Mom, I couldn't use you, my most faithful commenter, because you don't have a blog.)
Rule 2. The meme questions: 10 blogs - 15 questions
1. What is your favorite post from #3's blog? Dear Old Jasmine. Fezz hardly updates her blog but she's hilarious and it's great when she does. So, though I know her life is fun and exciting, I must settle for this funny post.
2. Has #2 taken any pictures that have moved you? Pretty much every single picture she puts up of her boys moves me and makes me miss them even more than I already do.
3. Does #6 reply to comments on their blog? As far as I know, no.
4. Which part of Blogland is #4 from? She's from my group of high school friends.
5. If you could give one piece of advice to #7 what would it be? Umm.. Keep posting about your sons because I rarely hear about what they're up to.
6. Have you ever tried something from #9's blog? I've tried to be a photographer, but I'm not.
7. Has #1 blogged something that inspired you? Indeed. Kellie is a great example to me of how to be a good mom.
8. How often do you comment on #10's blog? Every time she posts (so, about once a month).
9. Do you wait excitedly for #8 to post? Of course! She's another one of those never-posters.
10. How did #5's blog change your life? Well, Perception likes to make deep posts, and just by reading them my mind opens to another level.
11. Do you know any of your 10 bloggers in person? All of them!
12. Do any of your 10 know each other? The high school friends know each other. And the relatives know each other. And some of the high school friends know the relatives. And Kellie is cool.
13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently? Kellie and Carrie. Everyone else is pretty hit and miss.
14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing? Kellie and Carrie are hilarious! They always have such funny stories and comments. Sometimes I wish I had kids and a crazy life so I could have funny stories too.
15. Which of the 10 made you cry (good or bad) tears? Carrie, mostly. Especially when she tells sentimental stories about her boys. I just love them so much!
Any of you are invited to do this. Let me know if you do because I'd love to read 'em!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Drum roll, please.
or Jessica Anderson2
When: December 13, 2008
Where: Utah State University
Why: Because she's smart
And you're all invited. If anyone wants to volunteer to be my personal reminder to get out invitations to my graduation, please feel free.
I should also inform you that I have been accepted into Utah State's School of Graduate Studies in the Statistics program. This will start in January. Currently I'm working on choosing a research advisor so that I can get started on some research right away. Anyone else excited? I am!
Monday, November 10, 2008
There you have it. Nothing (for the most part, anyway). Actually, I do have some pictures from assignments I have recently turned in. But I don't think those would interest you since you probably wouldn't know how cool it was even if I told you. So instead, I played around and made a few pretty pictures for you!
Cool, neh? Ok, so maybe not.. How about this one?
Alright. I get it. I'm lame. But I don't care that these pictures are lame because I'm bored. Oh, that I could transport from home to school in the blink of an eye so I could sleep in and only be on campus when I actually have class!!!
Friday, November 07, 2008
1. Go skydiving
2. Raise enough happy children
3. Visit all of the temples in Utah
4. Learn Spanish
5. Return to Argentina
6. Go to Spain
7. Live in another country for a month or more
8. Become a prominent (or at least a good) statistician
9. Contribute to research of a disease
10. Run a marathon (or two, if I survive the first)
11. Be the best wife I can be to my wonderful husband
12. Stay in Hawaii for a week or two
13. Teach Young Women's (Divine intervention needed here)
14. Publish a paper in a journal
15. Be carefree, yet still responsible
16. Quit stressing the small stuff
17. Be a great cook
18. Be a good homemaker
19. Get into the habit of baking break weekly
20. Be constantly worthy to meet my Savior
21. Have a love affair with the Word of God
22. Have really long hair
23. Join a band playing the bass
24. Spoil my grandchildren
25. Live in the moment so the moments don't pass me by
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
One thing I do to keep up my spirits is sing. Last night I was singing Christmas songs and church hymns in the shower. I felt liberated. Free. The cares of the world couldn't reach me in that shower. And when I got out of the shower, I played Guitar Hero (on medium instead of hard, because I needed a stress reliever, not a stress builder). That also helped. What do you do to help you through your hard times?
Friday, October 31, 2008
First off, let me remind all of you that I am in college and there are a lot of weird people in college. And then Halloween comes and everyone goes crazy. I do miss the days in elementary school where I got to dress up and parade around the school showing off my costume. But that was elementary school. And people are doing this same thing in college; parading around campus dressed as a baby (I just saw a girl dressed as Boo from Monsters Inc.) or a freak (this morning I saw a guy who looked like Sweeney Todd). Let's be honest, guys. Save it for the big school party tonight. Don't you think you'll get uncomfortable during your classes? How am I supposed to pay attention in class when I feel like the guy sitting behind me is going to kill me? Guess I'll have to sit in the back row all day so I can escape quickly. Seriously, though, it isn't conducive to my learning environment. But hey, maybe I'm just a party pooper.
What do you think?
Also, what are you going to "be" for Halloween?
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday morning my little sister picked me up and we left for Idaho for our cousin's wedding. We had a good drive and arrived in Idaho Falls shortly before the luncheon. The company was awesome and the food was good. Some of the cousins that were there I hadn't seen since my wedding reception (almost two years ago). So, it was good to spend time with all of them and let them know I still love them even though I live far away and can't come to all of the family events. Randy and Christie looked great, and I'm so happy for them. Unfortunately, I don't know Christie, but I hope to get to know her before too long. Congrats, guys! After the luncheon we went shopping (got 2 pairs of shoes for $10 bucks!! ...thanks Mom) and had a good time. Off to the reception then (everything was decorated beautifully - especially the cake that my mom made) and before too long we left for SLC. Good times.
I spent the night at my mom's house because Sunday was the farewell of my best friend. She did a great job speaking in her ward, and there were a lot of her friends there to support her. I'm so proud of her decision to serve a mission and I know that she will be an amazing missionary. (And if you know of any deaf people in Portland who want to hear about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, let me know so I can refer them to her.) While she is gone, I will be living her Facebook life for her and posting her letters home onto her blog so that everyone can keep tabs on her. I love you, girl! I'm going to miss you!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
A few of the posse friends came up from SLC earlier in the day, around the time that I got out of school. We played some Guitar Hero and other XBox 360 games, and a sweet game named Bohnanza (really fun card game for 2-6ish players). Around 8 I decided it was time to make dinner - delicious French toast. Yum. A little while after that, the peeps from here in town showed up. I wish I had the whole night on video, because the whole time we were laughing and telling stories and making fun of each other and just having a great time! Did I mention we were laughing? Here's why: Heather can't control what she says after 10:00. Therefore, she said a lot of weird and hilarious things. For instance, we were all laughing and she thought her laugh was too loud. She said (and I quote), "My laugh is so loud it's shaking the dogs!" Later she tried to explain that she thought that was a normal saying. I wish I had a better memory so I could tell you everything that was said and laughed about. Hopefully everyone will send me their pictures soon because I didn't take any on my own camera.
I'm going to close by saying how much I love my friends. They are sooo fun to be with and are amazing examples of having testimonies in the Gospel. I'm proud of Fisher for her decision to go on a mission and I know she will be a great missionary. She's a wonderful friend, and that will take her far. I love you guys!! (and all you other people who didn't get invited because you don't know Fisher, I love you too!!)
Monday, October 20, 2008
*Link to the person who tagged you
*Post the rules on your blog
*Write six random things about yourself
*Tag six-ish people at the end of your post
*Let each person know he/she has been tagged
*Let the tagger know when your entry is up
Aunt Rose tagged me on this one.
1. The real reason I went paintballing this weekend is that Mark agreed to go dancing with me if I would go paintballing with him.
2. I don't talk about my dad much on my blog, and it's because I'm a daddy's girl and what I have to say about him is so precious to me I'd probably bawl my eyes out every time I tried to write something. I love my daddy. (Please pray for his safety as he travels to China this week!)
3. I love going to school, and if I don't get into grad school I just won't know what to do with myself - I certainly won't be working at Domino's at that point.
4. I actually really like working at Domino's (except for the fact that their new subs are a million calories and very delicious and addicting).
5. I'm constantly nagging people to ask me their math and stat questions, but I rarely get the chance to help anyone.
6. My favorite food is lasagna, and I must say that I do make a mean lasagna.
I tag Kellie Buckner, Carrie Miller, J.R. Doty, TifNik, Bairdy-poo and LeAnn Pehrson.
The other tag I got was from Carrie Miller - 3 embarrassing moments.
1. One day when I was getting picked up for school (by TifNik's mom) I opened the sliding door on the van and it just fell off. I guess my expression was pretty funny because I got made fun of my her mom for the rest of the year.
2. The summer after I graduated I went to Europe on a choir tour with Utah Ambassadors of Music. It was unfortunately "that time of the month" and I didn't know it. We were walking around Venice when I realized it, and I wasn't prepared - I had no feminine products and I was in the only uniform I had (it was uniform day for the choir). We were on a guided tour so I couldn't just leave the group to take care of it, and when I finally got to the bathroom I had to wait in line for around 30 minutes. By the time I could take care of it, my pants had some major blood on them. I bought a lime green Venician silk thing that I tied around my waist to cover it up, but I was still super embarrassed!
3. One time when I was working at Domino's (last fall, maybe?), right after I started working there, I was supposed to deliver a pizza to Smithfield (the furthest north that we delivered). I went out to my car and took off. When I was about halfway there, Mark (who was managing) called me and asked me where I was going. "To Smithfield," I smartly replied. "With what?" he asked. I looked to my passenger seat where the pizza normally sits and didn't see anything. I'd left the pizza at the store. I'm glad I didn't get to the house first! I can just imagine - "Hi. I was supposed to bring your pizza but I forgot it. Can I still have a tip?"
So, now that I have embarrassed myself, I tag Kellie (again), Aunt Carrie and Aunt Rose (to get you back for reminding me of this tag).
So, this weekend we actually did some fun things. Thursday night I let Mark convince me to go paintballing with him and some other people from Domino's on Friday. We slept in until 10 (wahoo!) on Friday and left by 11. It was my first time paintballing, and my first game I didn't get hit, took out 2 people, and was therefore one of the winners. My second game I got out pretty quick and the hit on my back hurt a bit. But it was actually way fun! Anyone want to go with us again sometime? We've got a sweet store right by our house where you can rent everything you need for only 20 bucks... Any takers?
Then on Saturday morning-ish my parents came up and hung out with us for a while. We ate at Pita Pit (one of our favorite restaurants) and sat to chat for a bit. I love my parents. Thanks for coming! (Mom, if you email me some of those pictures I'll put them up.)
Saturday afternoon & night our friends Brett and Genae came up to hang with us. We played a lot of Guitar Hero, a couple board games and watched a scary movie in light of Halloween. I typically hate scary movies, but The Eye was actually pretty good. It had some jumpy parts and scariness to it, but the storyline was really good. I'd recommend it, and even watch it again.
Church on Sunday was great. In Relief Society (my favorite meeting) we talked about trials and how we can overcome them. One of my friends told us about her best friend whose husband passed away about a month ago. I don't know what I would do if I lost Mark, or even if one of my friends lost her husband. Anyway, the meeting was very spiritual and it was good to get to know more people in my ward through their comments.
Now I'm back at school. I have two tests on Thursday, but no homework assigned until Wednesday, so this week shouldn't be too bad. Oh, and marathon training starts today (for reals) because I'm not too sick anymore.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
1. he's so hot
2. he's way funny
3. i love the way he flirts with me
4. he has great taste in clothes
5. he's an amazing cook
6. he's a great kisser (i know... gross, right?)
7. and a great killer too (assassins creed, a video game i like to watch)
8. he's fun to be with
9. i love the way he looks at me
10. i love the way i feel when he holds me in his arms
i'm so grateful that he was put in my path and that i have eternity to be with him, the love of my life, my sweetheart. i am so in love.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tomorrow's low and high are 29 and 49 (BRRRR!!!!!!!!) with a chance of snow.
And Saturday? The day I don't have to go to school and I'm free to play or clean or do whatever on earth I want to do? Low of 31, high of 43, snow. SNOW!! I don't like the snow, and that dirty word in caps is a shout of despair, not excitement.
On texting Google: The phone number you send it to is 466453 (which happens to spell google). For the weather you say in your text "Weather
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
To make my special hot drink:
Pour hot water into a regular sized mug. I like to put room temperature tap water into the mug and microwave it for 1 minute. This brings my water to the temperature I like best; hot enough to be satisfying, but not hot enough to burn my tongue.
Then, add 1 spoonful of Pero, 2 spoonfuls of NesQuick, and 3 spoonfuls of Creamer.
Stir and sip.
Stir and sip.
Sip and drink.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Another picture of the happy couple. We should take pictures of us when we're not camping, on days that we actually dress to look nice.
Ok. Remember that really hard 11 mile hike that I told you about? The one with snow on a steep ledge with no way to go forward except for on the snow? The next few pictures are from that hike. I think it was called the Wall Lake hike, but I'm not sure.
And this is our destination. A frozen over lake with tall mountains. Seriously, guys. Is that it? Whatever. At least there was a pretty waterfall on the way.
And that's all of the pictures from that trip that I'll post. We have a ton more, but you guys are probably bored by now. Because of that, I put in a special bonus video. Enjoy!