Monday, October 27, 2008
My friend forwarded these to me and they made me laught. Before you read them though, I just wanted to say ... I'm from Utah, so don't get upset. This is just suppose to be funny. (Our friends had a bad experience driving through Idaho and when he wrote about it on his blog, an Idahoian freaked out on him.)
If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September to May, you live in Utah. (This was actually the Shivers up the street from our house.)
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Utah.
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Utah. (Yeah, I've done that.)
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Utah. (Guilty, but sometimes I don't recognize people's voices so I have to listen for a minute to figure out who they are. By the time I realized that I didn't know them, it was already too late.)
If 'vacation' means going anywhere south of Salt Lake City for the weekend, you live in Utah.
If you measure distance in hours, you live in Utah.
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Utah. (I even know someone who was hit by a deer.)
If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you live in Utah. (Hasn't everyone done that?)
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Utah. (I'm too much of a worry wart to do that.)
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Utah. (And they forgot to say something about yelling at everyone else who can't drive in the snow.)
If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Utah. (It was always hard to figure out what I could be for Halloween.)
If the speed limit on the highway is 75 mph -- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Utah. (I wouldn't know because I'm always the one passing them.)
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Utah.
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Utah. (I hate road construction. Especially when Brent worked in West Jordan and we lived in Salt Lake and there was the I-15 Luge. YUCK!)
If you find 10 degrees 'a little chilly' you live in Utah. (Holy cow, that's me!)
I hope these made you smile. Have a great day!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
3 Names I Go By: Ash, Love, Sister Lipton* (The names are changed to protect the innocent.)
3 Restaurants That I Love: PF Chang's, On the Border, TACO BELL
3 Trips to Plan on This Year: Umm...we're kind of on a trip for the rest of the year, so San Diego
3 Things I Want Badly: SUPER CUTE HAIR that someone just does for me, More Shoes, a cat
3 Pets I Have Had: Sar (my horse), Two Chickens that had a whole bunch of different names, George (my cat who still lives with my parents)
3 Things I Did Yesterday: laundry, watched Chuck and Sanctuary on the internet, made my 6th Christmas present for our nieces and nephews (only 7 more to go)
3 Things I Ate Today: Mini Wheats, Bagel Bites, Meatballs from Ikea
3 Things I Plan on Doing Tomorrow: getting my flat tire fixed, listening to my new favorite podcast about good books, going swimming
3 Favorite Holidays: Christmas, Columbus Day (Disneyland) and Ash Wednesday
3 Favorite Drinks: anything grape tasting, pink bunny milk, coke
Have a good day!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
To explain what the picture is, I have to explain another thing. We just bought a new camera. After about 5 years, thousands of pictures, and...don't tell Brent...a couple of good falls, my camera decided to stop reliably focusing on things. Sometimes the pictures would come out great and sometimes they would look like you needed to put your glasses on. So, out with the old and in with the new.
Disneyland was the first place we took our new camera, so I took a lot of experimental pictures. (I really do try to read the book, but I'm better at just figuring it out myself.) So, many of you may know that I love Christmas lights. They're one of my favorite things about Christmas. When we were in Frontierland and they had Halloween lights, I got excited to try out my new camera on the Halloween lights. I learned two things. 1) I still need to use a tripod if I'm going to try to take pictures of lights and 2) I needed to turn up the shutter sound on the camera. I thought it had taken the picture so I moved the camera to look at it and as it was moving, it took the picture.
Long story short...or longer, whatever...
The picture is of Halloween lights - hence the orange color - while moving.
Have a great day! :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
When we were driving home, Brent sort of nonchalantly asked if I would like to go to Disneyland on Monday. Are you serious? Of course I want to go to Disneyland. So, we get home, find a place to stay on Sunday night and I'm too excited to sleep!
Sunday was good. Church was interesting. I'm not used to going to Relief Society anymore. Interesting discussion...anyway.
Disneyland! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!
We're here! The park opened at 9a, and that's when we got there. The lines were really long to get in, but once we got in, it thinned out a big.
I'm not going to bore you with our amazing Disney day, but it was so much fun. I had a "Disney hang-over" yesterday. Brent's feeling it today. It was so much fun. We went on all the rides we wanted to at least once. And the crowds weren't really that bad since it was Columbus Day. But, I am going to bore you with some more pictures!
They just re-did the submarine ride to be a Finding Nemo ride. The lines were LONG to get on and I'm not 100% sure that it was worth standing in line for, but we had to try it out. I loved these seagulls on the buoy. Every once in a while they would say, "Mine." Hee hee.I think the castle looks better in the dark. There was suppose to be a firework spectacular over the castle at night, but it was too windy.
Earlier in the day (when it was warmer), we waited in line for Splash Mountain. When we were in the home stretch, they announced that they had to shut down the ride. We kept checking back and it didn't open again until it was dark. We went on it anyway and apparently all the cards were right for a VERY WET RIDE! We both didn't dry out until we got home. It was fun though.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Here we are on the skyride at the zoo. I am not a fan of heights, but this is the quickest and least steep way to get to the polar bears, so...
I can't survive without plants in my house. Maybe it's just that I need something to take care of.
This is Fernando. We got him at Ikea. That's how we came up with the name. Ikea is Swedish and Abba is Swedish and they sang a song called Fernando. Amazing how my brain works.
I need to stop blogging and start working on Christmas presents. I have a lot to do and I'm running out of time. Have a great day!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
I had never noticed how much this side of the San Diego Temple looks like the Salt Lake Temple, but I can see it now. Can you?
I don't know about you, but I love to see the Temple. I want to go there next week!
Have a great Conference weekend everyone!
Sheri, if you're looking at this, does Natalie like any of these? :)