Wednesday, December 16, 2009
You know how three year olds struggle with sharing? Well, so do 26 year olds.
Tonight Jordan and I split a meal from Pei Wei and took it home to eat. When we brought it home, this was our conversation:
Sonja: Hey, will you divide the food up?
Jordan: Uh, can you do it?
Sonja: No, I did it last time. Just do it.
Jordan: But if I do it, I won't be fair!
Haha. Excuse me? At least he's honest. Fast forward two minutes later (after I convinced Jordan that he is capable of selflessly splitting up dan dan noodles)
Jordan: Hey, will you come and see if this is even?
Sonja: No, you can do it without my help You're 26.
Jordan: Yeah, but I'm also weak!
Fast forward one minute after Jordan declared that he split the food up. I came up to the table and picked one of the halves (the one in the cool Pei Wei container, to be specific). This lead to:
Jordan: That one has more!
Sonja: You were supposed to make them even!
Jordan: Well....you usually eat less than I do!
Sonja: Fine. I'll add some to your plate.
Jordan: Nooo! I wanted to eat out of the container!
Sonja: No! you had it last time!
Jordan: Hmph! Fine!
Sonja: *adds a few spoonfuls to his plate* There.
Jordan: You still have more!
Sonja: How uneven did you make this??
Jordan: I warned you about me!
So there you have it, folks. Jordan is a wonderful, caring, and thoughtful man...just not when it comes to sharing food. Consider yourselves warned.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
You always hear people say that you need to write down your goals to make them more accountable. But since writing things on paper is so 1999, I figure posting them on my blog works is a nice modern alternative. That, and I'm lazy and I don't want to get up off the couch.
Here is the 2010 line up as of today:
1) Proofread my friggin blog entries. I don't know why I never do this. I'm a horrible typist and am completely prone to making typos, yet by the time I finish a post I never want to read over it. I'm the same with homework but pesky grades force me to proofread those. But I hate noticing typos or mess ups after my entries have been read by the entire 3 of you who read them, so I'm actually gonna buckly down and give them look-see.
2) Read scriptures daily. Jordan and I have actually been doing a good job with this one. Since our wedding, we have not missed a since day (and it's our 7 month anniversay today-holla!) However, I think it would be sweet to have an entire calendar year without missing a day.
3) Make my bed...on the weekends (gotta start small). Good gravy, how I loathe making my bed. There is something about it that is, as Mary Poppins would say, something quite attrocious. But I LOVE the look of a made bed. It makes our room look so much more pleasant and inviting.
That's it for now. I'm not even gonna put 'exercise more' anywhere near my list of resolutions because I always put it in there and never do it. You know why? Because I hate it.
I'm also not gonna put 'quit biting my nails' on my list either. That's usually #1 on my list every year and come January 1 at 4:oopm, my hands are practically nubs. I would love to quit someday, but I don't want to bad enough to yet, I guess. (Sorry Mom, I know you've been waiting for me to stop for about 20 years).
And now it is the end of my post and guess what- I soooo don't want to reread this! But hey- Loophole! I don't gotta yet- it's still 2009 so I can embrace my typos a little longer.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Today is the 26th birthday of my hunk-a-husband Jordan! I am so excited to be able to share the rest of Jordan's birthdays with him. There is so many things I love about him, so in honor of turning the big 2-6, here are 26 reasons why I think Jordan is the bee's knees.
1) He's a smartypants! He graduated with honors from BYU after having a full-tuition scholarship for academics.
2) He is a talented guitarist. I love being his groupy.
3) He's hilarious! Jordan is so goofy and is always giving my abs a workout from laughing so hard.
4) He happily drives everywhere we go together- even on longer road trips. (I HATE driving).
5) He is not a picky eater, which is nice as I continually try to learn how to cook.
6) He's big and strong. It's so nice to have someone around who can lift 5X the amount I can and reach twice as high as I can.
7) He knows a ton of songs. We have a blast belting out Boys II Men together in the car....or Miley Cyrus. :P
8) He is really good at making up songs on the spot- making them rhyme ad everything. They are always clever and crack me up.
9) Every time I fall asleep on the couch he carried me to bed. (I'm so spoiled)
10) He's very cuddly and affectionate. It's like having a human teddy bear.
11) He has great goals that I know he will achieve. I'm excited for him to start PA school soon.
12) He has a very powerful testimony of our Savior.
13) Even though he is a macho manly man, he still uses the words precious and adorable regularly.
14) He is SO good with kids. I love knowing he will be my baby daddy sometime.
15) He's very protective of me. I always feel safe with him.
16) He is very patient (especially with me!!)
17) He has the same taste in movies and tv shows as I do. We happily watch Seinfeld together every evening.
18) He's athletic. Jordan is good at tennis and golf (and although those are the snobby sports, he ain't no snob!)
19) He is very quick to forgive whenever I'm being a butt.
20) He is sensitive. He always feel awful if he thinks he hurt my feelings or raised his voice at me (and usually when he apologizes for raising his voice, I didn't even think there was any voice raising in the first place).
21) He's good at impressions. They are funny.
22) He's good at making a joke go on and on without it getting old...does that make sense? I dunno.
23) He is loyal. He tries hard to maintain his friendships with people from college and even high school.
24) He's thoughtful. He likes to surprise me with little things and I love it.
25) He watches musicals and chick flicks with me without complaining.
And the 26th thing I love about Jordan:
26) He promised I could get a puppy...as soon as we have a yard.
Happy Birthday, Hulk!!! You're the best and I love you!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
in our apartment!
Decorating our Charlie Brown Christmas tree- we put it on a box to make it taller. (It took more than wildly waving our hands in front of it to decorate. Christmas specials are so misleading).
No, I am not 6 months pregnant. This is just the worst angle in pictorial history.
Glory to the New Born King....and the King. (mmm...sacrilicious.)
Fuzzy tree at night.
Our entertainment center. It looks nicer than this picture looks. I suck at taking pictures.
I made these out of spaghetti sauce jars and left over "crystals" from our wedding.
I LOVE our lamp!
Our shelves, complete with $1 stockings.
Bookcase. Again, it looks nicer that this picture gives it credit for. Waaa.
Presents!!! And none of them are for me :(
There is this Bible College in the neighboring city of Tulsa that puts on a HUGE Christmas light display every year. Jordan and I went with our friend Jared to check them out last week. The lights were very impressive! This is fuzzy, but it can give you an idea of what I am talking about:
This was a cool tunnel to walk through. The lights were constantly changing colors and patterns.
The highlight of the lights display was the ever so cheesy Christian rock Christmas songs that were blasting around the campus. My personal favorite was "It's Not Christmas Without the Capital C!" Sooooo laaaaaame.
As you can see, I was bundled up! Winter nights are friggin cold here! I can't wait to go to Arizona for a weekend! The high 50's sounds like paradise right now...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Were her legs ran over in the drive thru? Nope. Did she get deathly ill? Noooo.
Burger King texted her. A lot, people. Apparently, her phone was flooded with text message offers from Burger King, which caused her "harm".
This could not be more humiliating. Five million dollars? How....What....Why? Ugh, I'm so annoyed, I can't even complete a sentence.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Normally I am polite when people guess my age/school status wrong, but today I couldn't help but say, "Uh, no....I'm in grad school." I would've have continued to explain that when I graduated from high school they were still playing with poke'mon cards....but then they would think I was a freshman in college.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Today was a different story. I went to Wal-Mart (yes, I'm poor) early because they had some cute t-shirts for only $3! They were from Miley Cyrus' line. (Ha! I feel dumb for saying it, but her line actually has cute clothes. They aren't like Hannah Montana or whatever, they are this stuff:Typical stuff you would see on girls from ages 14+, yes? ANYways....
While I was in the checkout isle, these two women in line behind me saw my clothes and asked, "How old is yours?"
How old is my what? I was buying Summer some baby PJ's so I thought mye they thought I had a baby? So I asked, "Oh, you mean the pajamas?" One of them replied, "No, the t-shirts." I just said, "Oh! Uh...they're for me." They both laughed and said, "We both have daughters who wanted those shirts, so we just assumed...." And I awkardly said, "Haha, yeah, I figure I have a few more years left where I can get away with wearing this stuff. Hehe.." Which the women embarrassingly laughed at. I don't know if they were embarrassed for assuming I had a daughter who was old enough to wear such clothes, or if they were embarrassed for me, being a woman my age (which I'm guessing they thought was like 40) wearing clothes that are teenagers.
Anyway....I feel old. I think I am gonna take back my shirts and buy some eleastic pants that go up to my belly button.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Me: I think I'll wear my long denim skirt today.
Jordan: Nooo! It's ugly! I HATE that skirt.
Me: but I LOVE that skirt!
Jordan: Yeah, well so does Warren Jeffs.
At least I refrained from sporting the hair poof!
Friday, November 20, 2009
More good news: Jordan is officially done with applications! He turned his last one in on Wednesday. I am so glad that that process is over. Applying took forever, especially because Jordan had to write different essays for many of his schools. This lead to me proof-reading them, wanting him to make all these changes that I thought were spectacular and Jordan thought were unnecessary, which lead to us debating and getting sassy with each other. At least our arguments are all scholastically based....Makes us sound smarter... *crickets chirp*
But that's not allll: I have my internship lined up for next semester- or excuse me, my practicum. BYU referred to them as internships and OU insists on the word practicum, which leads me to confuse myself and those around me. OU also refers to January-May as Spring Semester while BYU called it Winter Semester. This has also lead to further confusion....Back to my internship- It's great! It is at an agency called Family & Children's Services. The agency offer es a ton of services, but I will be in the Family Counseling program. I'm so excited because marriage and family counseling is kinda what I am focusing on as my future career (which is coming up- I'm old!). I start in January and go full time until May. I am also taking two classes that are 3 hour weekly night courses....blah. Honestly, its for the best. One of those nights is Tuesday and since I am SO done with American Idol, being in class on Tuesday evenings will help me avoid the temptation to relapse into an AI coma each week.
There's still more: My apartment is starting look like a place where people actually live! I've been slowly decorating the place up, and it is starting to look nice.
Not done yet: In one month from today, we will be back home in Seattle for Christmas! I'm so excited to go back to the Northwest, I seriously talk about it everyday. I miss my family! And when I was watching New Moon last night (please don't judge me) I got sooooo homesick looking at all the Washington greenery...Sigh.
I better stop or this is soon turn into one of those Relief Society good news minutes where people randomly say stupid things that aren't really good news. You know what I mean? Like, "I made cookies today!" That ain't news, sister.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Facebook Pet Peeves
* When people write their status' in a foreign language
* When people write "deep", vague statuses. For example: Sonja is feeling the hurt that comes from loss of a broken dream.
* Statuses that don't make any sense at all. this includes people quoting music or movies with the intention to be mysterious.
* When people click "Reply to All" when they are responding to a mass inbox message. This one probably gets me the most fired up.
* People who invite all of their friends to events. SO LAZY! Don't invite me to something if you live in Provo and I live in Oklahoma. It's like saying, "I really don't care who comes to this." Boo.
School Pet Peeves
*Students who make very loooong winded comments. Cut to the chase PLEASE.
* When class goes over time. I have ZERO tolerance for this.
* When teachers assign overwhelming amounts of reading that are not even mentioned during lecture.
* When students ask stupid questions about assignments that could easily be answered with a quick glance at the syllabus.
* When someone sits in my seat. I'm one of those people who picks a spot and stays there for the whole semester. Taking that spot away is chaos...well, maybe not chaos, but irritating.
* This is rare, but when my professor is teaching something that I know is wrong. Not morally, but factually. This happened during one of my classes and it was driving me CRAZY.
* When students throw the words crisis and poverty around effortlessly during class. Both of those words have very specific definitions if you are using them clinically, yet some students use them as though crisis=sad and poverty=kinda poor.
Church/Mormon Culture Pet Peeves
* Hymns being sung slower than they are supposed to be sung.
* When church goes over time. General Conference NEVER goes over. If the prophet keeps with a schedule, shouldn't we all?
* When people stand up to the pulpit and say, "I wrote this talk last night..." As Jordan puts it, it is an invitation to not pay attention.
* When people use testimony meeting as a method of advertisement. "I wanted to bear my testimony- and also let you know that we are having a farewell tomorrow..." Ugh.
* When people give a talk and try to be funny the whole time. SoooOOooOooo annoying. This happened alot in my student wards.
* When we only sing the first three verses of "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief"
* Mormons who blatantly swear to look cool.
* When Mormon girls wear bikinis in public like it ain't no thang.
* When people claim that they didn't prepare a talk or a lesson because they wanted to rely on the Spirit.....uh, no.
Driving Pet Peeves
* When people make a left hand turn into the wrong lane. ERGH!
* When someone doesn't use their blinker.
*When someone stops right in front of a parking lot entrance.
* Honda Elements in general
* Crappy parking jobs
Conversational Pet Peeves
* Students who talk really loudly on their cell phone in quiet areas (anyone notice this ALOT at BYU? And didn't it seemed as though those chubby blonde RM's who were talking in a foreign language happened to talk much much louder?)
* When I would be on first dates, and someone would ask me, "So what do you like to do for fun?" I LOATHED that question....
*When an adult uses the following words: stinky, stink, stinks
* When adults use obvious improper grammar in somewhat formal/professional situations
Parental Pet Peeves
* Children in movie theaters- particularly mature movies. I understand that its a risk of hearing kiddy chatter if I go to see Up!, but if I am watching Angels and Demons, I shouldn't have to hear the commentary of a six year old sitting behind me.
* People who do not remove their babies when they are crying in church.
* Children playing in dressing rooms. Grrrr.
* When people do not return their shopping carts to the appropriate location. This is the ESSENCE of selfishness and laziness.
*Bad customer service in general.
* When my pants get wet all the way up to my knees after walking in the rain.
* loud Liberals (and loud conservatives too, but Liberals tend to be much more noisy)
* When someone misquotes a movie line (I know it's dumb, but it just bugs me a little)
* Any printed article that states Scarlett Johanson as being hot, pretty, or talented
* Buy one, get one half off sales. Why would I want two? Can't they just make one 25% off?
* When I am not taken seriously due to my height (this is not nearly as frequent as it once was. I think getting older has helped)
* Overuse of auto-tune in songs
* Sagging jeans
*When a remark made against a person who is not white is portrayed as Racist, regardless if race had annnnything to do with it.
*When someone has a whitehead on their face, but is not going to pop it because they "want it to heal". Yeah, then stay home until it is healed.
Hmmm...I guess that wasn't too therapeutic after all. I just feel annoyed. Oh, well...
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Today is Julie's 33rd birthday! Once again, I am going to give a blogger shout out instead of actually sending a physical card. Ah, the glory of saving a postage stamp...
Julie was the first person to join the Tegeder family since I was born. She was the first sister-in-law AND daughter-in-law, which may have been overwhelming with our slightly enmeshed family, plus joining the Tegeder clan meant forever being associated with Americans (gasp!), but she has fit into our family well!
Here are some things that are guh-REAT about Julie:
1) She's Canadian, eh, which gave us a great reason to go to Canada and visit the West Edmonton mall.
2) She is in incredible shape! She has run several marathons and is a religious yoga mama.
3) She is a superior interpreter. She went on an ASL mission and has interpreted for tons of stuff.
4) She's an entrepreneur. She and her sisters started a business called Namasday. Now to just patientally wait until Oprah chooses the Dreaminder as one of her favorite things.
5) She's the hippi of our family. Not one of those weird hippis that don't shower and chain themselves to trees. She's more into the stuff that actually takes effort, like natural birth and yoga.
6) She's GORGEOUS! Since I have known her, I've seen her sport several different hair cuts, and they all look awesome- that's talent.
7) She helped make me an aunt! Julie produced three of the four cutest kids in the world!!!! I love my babies!!
(this is one of my favorite pictures of Lovi- so cute! and so bald!!)
Thanks for being in our family, Julie! Have a happy birthday!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Nurse: "So you just got married?"
Jordan: "Yeah, almost 6 months ago" (Augh! I can't believe its been that long already!!!)
"You likin' it so far?"
"Yeah, it's great! I mean, there are things you have to adjust to, but overall I love it."
"I know what you mean. My husband and I have been married twelve years and we are still adjusting to stuff. Our biggest issue is money."
"Yeah...I can see how that could be stressful. My wife and I are currently living like poor people so we sometimes debate over what's a need and what's a want."
"Need and want? (whaaa?) What do you mean you live like poor people."
"Oh, know you... we only have one car..."
... most of our furniture was donated to us or second hand, we have one of those ghetto government issued tv converter boxes.."
"Wait...you're saying you don't have CABLE?"
"No. I liked to get it someday, but we don't have it yet. And our TV is sorta old and boxy."
"Oh my gosh. REALLY? (Sad that this is so astonishing!) Don't you want a nicer one?"
"Well, I WANT a nicer one, but we aren't going to buy it until I am done with school. We are planning on saving for those upgrades when we have a better income."
" See, that was our problem. We didn't plan for anything. Wow...you are wise beyond your years."
This was just a little funny to me. People often hear that we have a prophet and think that it is totally bogus, yet when they hear someone living the council that the prophets had given it us, it is astonishing and wise. The gospel makes perfect sense.
I also like that Jordan and I have a marriage where Jordan just called a few minutes ago to ask if it was cool if he bought a $13 football ticket. It makes me feel confident that I am never going to come home to a brand new car sitting in our driveway that I knew nothing about. Siiiiigh
Friday, November 6, 2009
We have now heard back from Wake Forest, a school in Mesa, AZ (I forget the name), Utah, and Emory. We still need to hear back from four or five more schools. From what we have now, Arizona is our first choice. We are heading over there next month for the interview.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Charity is camera shy so I don't have a picture of her to post, but here are her stats:
* She can and WILL kick your butt the game "Scene It". We played this as a family once and she blew us out of the water.
* She is an expert make up artist. She used to work for Este Laudre and MAC, giving people make overs.
* She is a travel guru. Charity has traveled allllllll overrrrr the world - literally! She always has cool stories about each place too.
* She loves animals and is very sensitive about their well being.
* She has fantastic style! When Jordan and I first got engaged, she let me poke through some of her old clothes-HEAVEN!
Happy Birthday, Charity!!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I have proof of this too. My friend Ginger gave me the world's easiest pumpkin muffin recipe- and these puppies are gooooood:
1 can of pumpkin
1 box of spice cake mix
That's......it. if you want you can add chocolate chips or nuts....or if you're disgusting, raisins.
Mix the ingredient today with a mixer until its thick and creamy. Spoon in cupcake/muffin pan, and bake for 15 minutes at 350 (you may want to adjust the time, depending on your oven and your preference of muffin done-ness)
This batch makes over 2 dozen too. AND you look like a top notch baker. AND you get to literally eat cake for breakfast. Jim would be proud.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
(According to babynames.com)
"The meaning of the name Sonja is Wisdom
The origin of the name Sonja is Scandinavian"
But did you know that Sonja is not only a name, but also a noun within itself? According to the Urban Dictionary, (which is an online dictionary white people use to better understand rap lyrics...I know because I, the whitest woman in American, have resorted to it frequently) here is what a Sonja is:
SONJA : "A beautiful, sexy, bootylicious female. She is worshipped by many & has been the cause of many huge cult followings in the early 1990's. Sonjas usually keep a low profile, so consider it a rare and special event to be blessed by her presence."
"It's a Sonja day, and I'm going to buy myself a lotto ticket."
I think I have Red Sonja to thank for this postive definition. I would like to meet the linguist who wrote this, because weren't they crazy accurate?.....*crickets churp*
Shut up. I'm bootylicious and you know it....and you all SHOULD consider it rare and special to be blessed by my presence.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Today, we walked into our classroom with 12 kids (yeah, 12! WHY are they combining all these ages again???) and we were greeted with a "Who are you?" The bishopric was there too because they wanted to set us apart before we began teaching. While they were setting us apart, they kids in the back were chatting the whole time. Yay. When we began teaching, I asked the kids to go around and say there name, their grade, and one of their hobbies. While each kid said one, the kid in the back would make a farting noise. Yeah. I finally invited him to spend the rest of class in the hallway because he obviously didn't want to be there. He happily got up and left, while the other two naughty boys said, "Dang, you're meeeean." Hall boy came back shortly after. I was hoping he was gonna be quiet, but nope- just one smart alec remark after the other. There were three boys in the back who just wouldn't quit. Jordan sat back there with them, which helped but still. All the rest of the kids were pretty quiet, but it was still a pretty painful 40 minutes. Hardly anyone said anything. No one laughed at my lame jokes, and the girls passed notes to each other. Siiiiiiiiiiiigh.
Jordan and I practically collasped after they all left. I told him, "I just don't get it. I was such a good youth. I mean, sure I hated Sunday School, but I was quiet and polite and answered questions." Jordan replied, "Yeah...I was a typical teenaged boy in Sunday School." Then I pushed him. This is all his fault. It's our kharma for Jordan beng a punk as a 13 year old.
We've decided that we need to make the lessons alot less talky talky and more interesting. I'm trying to think of any cool games that may be exiting. Anyway.....HELP!!!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
We watched a second rate hypnotist show. The hypnotist was a lady called De'Ann: The Hypno-Chick.
We saw animals...but somehow only took pictures of goats.
Baby goats! (Isn't Jordan cute?? heehee)
It's hard to see, but this baby goat got his whole head out of his cage. It was pretty funny.
We stood around watched this happy character:
His name was Bobo, the sinking clown. For $5, you would be given a chance to hit a target with a ball and watch him fall into a waist deep pool of water. Sounds lame, right? Well, here is the catch: Bobo was a total tool. He had a microphone that he could taunt loudly out of. Anyone walking by was victim to his cruelty. He was so mean, I wanted to try to dunk him! Everyone was cheering on the people who were trying to dunk the jerk. It was always very satisfying when they succeeded. Ahhh.....take that Bobo.
Played on these things. These were acutally awesome. I played on it too and I'm a little embarrassed at how much fun I had.
I think this is what our son will look like...only he'll be 6 times smaller (I hope!)
We met a celebrity...
Jordan got to chat about life with Mr. McDonald.
We cheered on the OU pig in the pig races...and he won! (so cute! I loved it!!)
We ate some insanely overpriced food. This turkey leg was $8. We split it, along with a $5 large corn dog. They had chocolate covered bacon too, but I decided I wanted to live past 30 so I declined to try it.
And we also got to look around at all the crap people were trying to sell. There was an awesome jewelery cleaner that would have cost less than that grody turkey leg. My ring and my stomache both agree that I should have gotten that instead. We relaxed in super expensive massage chairs and daydreamed about owning them. We also talked to a couple young chiropractors from a clinic called Body by God (say WHAT?) who tried to convince me that they could cure my very controlled, not a big deal at all, temporal lobe seizures (which they protest were extrememly life hindering to me, even though I repeatedly explained that they were not, but I what would I know?) through the art of realigning my neck (which they proclaimed was suffering from all sorts of problems). Mmmmno thank you.
We were going to go on a ride, but even the lamest kiddy ride was $4. I'm guessing we would have had to pull out our check book if we wanted to hitup a rollercoaster. P'sha! This fair also had those old fashioned booths that say "Step right up and see the 8 foot long spider with a woman's head!" I was curious about what would be inside..but not $4 curious. Double P'sha!
All in all, the fair was a fun, one time thing. We may come back when we are millionares and can afford all the splendor that the fair has to offer.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Jordan and I have a nightly ritual of watching Seinfeld at 10 PM each weeknight. Then Jordan falls asleep on the couch and I do homework/facebook until the 11:30 PM Seinfeld comes on. We actually kinda plan our night around it, we love it so much.
We have a less strict ritual of watching the new Office episode each week, either on t.v. or online. I've noticed that The Office.......sucks. I'm tired of holding my breath when someone who watches the show every now and then talks about how hilarious the last episode was- NO! IT WAS DUMB!!!! THEY ALL HAVE BEEN SINCE THE MIDDLE OF SEASON 3!!!! Awww, that felt good.
Don't get me started on The Simpsons. My family used to be the show's biggest fan. Now I haven't watched the new episodes on t.v. in YEARS because they are soooooooooo duuuuuumb! Ugh.
So tonight, as I watched my two delightful Seinfeld episodes (which means, yes, Jordan is asleep next to me as I type) I contemplated how Seinfeld stayed funny from season 1-9. It's because of this: nothing in the show ever changed!!!! It was a point that the show made- no character growth, no lessons, no nothing! (Hmmm....a show about nothing maybe?? ) Even when there was a hint of change -George getting engaged, for example, Seinfeld homeostasis kicked in. ( I have no clue if I used that word correctly. Biology was too long ago.) George remained the same petty, selfish, loveless man throughout his engagement and then the show killed Susan off very cleanly. When Jerry was making his pilot, the NBC president cancelled it...and everything was back to normal. Awwwwwww....
Then there is the Office. It was SO FUNNY for the first two episodes. Angela and Dwight's secret affair, watching Oscar casually hide it apparent homosexuality which was unbeknownst to the other employees, Jim and Pam's tension, Jan being a normal boss who constantly suffers from her one night make out with Michael....It was all brilliant. But THEEENNNN, change happened. The Office went 100% anti-Seinfeld: Jan went all weird and dated Michael, Oscar was outed, Angela and Dwight broke up, Jim and Pam are stupid and married, Pam is a sales person (whaaaa?) Toby likes Pam, and don't get me started on all the crap they did with Ryan. It's like the writers wanted to get as far away from the beginning of the show as possible. But, if the beginning of the show was funny....and now it's the opposite of the beginning....DING DING! Not funny. Just dumb.
I can't even begin to talk about all the garbage that the Simpsons went through. The show should have ended ten years ago- literally.
In conclusion, Seinfeld is the best show ever, and t.v. shows should learn a lesson from it. Don't change things. That's just silly. Life changes all the time. I need the stability that is Kramer.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Brad joined our family at the end of December 2007 via marrying my sister Molly. I remember when she and I first met Brad (we met him at the same time) at a lame stake dance at BYU. Since his entrance into the family clan, I have observed the following skills/talents that make up Brad:
1) He can imitate a dog and a bird well.
2) He's quick at making up cheesy puns.
3) He's a great photographer.
4) He's a smarty pants- he's excelling in dental school as I type!
5) He's good at practicing dentistry in obscure places and positions. (See below)
When I visited Molly and Brad in August, Brad was willing to give my teeth a much needed cleaning right in his living room. Oh, the life of a poor college student...
Happy birthday, Brad! Hope you have a good one! Don't eat too much Bowl of Cake...
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I would like to bear my testimony of the wonder that is priceline.com! It's the greatest website EV-ER, eSPECially when you need cheap plane tickets!
I've always been a Southwest Airlines gal. They're cheap, and you can check two bags for free! Plus, they always had a ton of flights going back and forth from Seattle to Salt Lake. Now that I live in the far away land of Tulsa, flights aren't as cheap as they used to be; neither are they as bountiful through Southwest.
Between Jordan's PA school interviews, a friend's wedding, and Christmas we have had to buy alot of plane tickets lately. I tried out priceline.com and found CHEAP tickets with other airlines! priceline also tells you how much the total will be, tax and everything, right under the flight's price so you know exactly how much you are buying your ticket for. I calculated the baggage fees into our ticket and they all ended being the same price or cheaper than the Southwest tickets,There were also SO many times to choose from, unlike Southwest that had a whopping two choices.
Plus, nothing -I mean NOTHING- drives me crazier than stupid people who do not understand Southwest's ABC seating lines. AUGH!!!! I's the easiest thing in the world! DON'T try to stay in line ahead of me if you have A47 and I have A42! Or if you have A41, PLEASE get in front of me like you are supposed to do. That's why I'm leaving this big gap in front of me!!... I could seriously rant about this for three blood boiling pages. Buuuuut on other airlines, I won't have to worry about it!
In conclusion, priceline.com is simply awesome. I recommend it to anyone who needs to fly. (I also recommend buying one way tickets to and form your destination, because then you can use two different airlines and most likely save a little money!!)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Not this one...
Or this one...
Yeah, that's right. The HIDEOUS fat, bugged eyed, bucked toothed, scraggly, prehistoric squirrel from Ice Age.
I think I'm going to cry.
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is Troy:
He's turning the big 3-0! Although Troy and I are 6 1/2 years apart, he was always a very good brother to me. For example....
1) He taught me how to surf (kinda) and wakeboard.
2) He would let me paint his toe nails... and then he would leave them painted. (Jordan will NOT let me do this to him, no matter how many times I say, "but TROY let meeee")
3) He let me hang out with him and his wife Nancee alot when they lived in Provo.
4) He helped me to come visit him and his family in Tuscan.
5) He was the first person to explain to me "tr" sounds like "ch" (I still remember this conversation).
6) He took a major part in reproducing an adorable niece for me.
Troy also had a huge impact on my beliefs as a child. When I was little, I stopped believing in Santa and the Tooth Fairy at normal ages....but I really struggle letting go of the Easter Bunny. Although the Easter Bunny is obviously the most unlikely to be real of the three, I believed in him the most. Why? Because Troy convinced ME that I saw the Easter Bunny! He made up an elaborate story that I woke up early one morning and saw him right when he was leaving. I just didn't remember it really well because I was little. I held onto that story like gold. I was so proud that I saw the Easter Bunny. I bragged to friends about it. I believed it so much that I began picturing it with perfect clarity. Imagine my utter confusion when I found out that he was in fact not real and that my memory was completely nonexistent. "But....I SAW him...right Troy?"
Troy also impacted my paranoia on my own genetics. When I was learning about shaving my legs, I noticed that Troy's legs were exceptionally hairy. Here's what went down.
Me: Troy, do you shave your legs?
Troy: Oh, yeah. I shave them everyday.
Me: You DO?
Troy: Yeah and the next day they look like this. In fact, I can feel the hair growing when I am in bad at night.
That totally freaked me out for a while. I was petrified that whatever weird gene Troy was carrying was bound to effect my legs. Thank goodness it was just older brother sarcasm!
So here is to you, Troy! You are super smart, crazy talented at every board sport imaginable, you can build pretty much anything you want, and you are really funny! Thanks for being such a great brother!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sometimes it is hard to find good food. Especially easy good food. Before you resort yourself to eating fecal covered bunnies, here are some recipes. Both of these recipe take ten minutes or less to prepare (before baking.) Best of all, they are both "really, really, ridiculously good tasting."
Lemon Sqeezies (They are cookies. I don't know why they are called that, but I like the name)
1 box lemon cake mix
1/4 cup margarine/butter
1/4 cup sour cream
Optional: 1-2 cups rice crispies or oatmeal (I like the oatmeal)
Beat all ingredients EXCEPT cereal/oatmeal in a bowl until it turns into a sticky dough. Then stir in the cereal/oatmeal if it tickles your fancy. (The original recipe said rice crispies but we didn't have any. I tried oatmeal for kicks and loved it! Gave them a nice texture. I used about 1 cup). Spoon them on a greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes, or until edges are golden.
These cookies are BOMB! I've made them twice within three days. Sooo addicting and so friggin easy! They are good out of the over, but for some reason the taste best the next day, so try your darndest not to eat them all at once.
adapted from skinnybovineskitchen.blogspot.com
1 cup crumbly Parmesan cheese (the kind from the can)
About 1o ounces chopped broccoli
Meat (however much you want. the recipe called for 1/2 a cup for "cubed ham". I just used three strips of bacon cut up)
About a cup of cheddar cheese
2/3 cup biscuit mix
2 cups milk
1/4 cup margarine/butter softened
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 10" pie pan (other pan will probably be fine, just not as pretty)
Beat together eggs, Parmesan cheese, biscuit mix, milk, and butter until a little lumpy. Stir in broccoli, meat, and cheddar cheese. Pour in pan and cook for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
This quiche so downright tasty. Jordan was a little apprehensive when I told him that a quiche was like an omelet pie, but after eating he said it was his favorite thing I've cooked so far!
So put down that dead rabbit and make some easy food!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yesterday Jordan and I were eating dinner when he said out of the blue, "I really like being married." I automatically responded, "Yeah, me too!" I stopped and thought about it some more and thought, Yeah. I actually do like this.
Our first two months were so not what I was expecting. I thought we would be giggly, swoony, bubbly and every other annoying adjective. Instead, I was completely overwhelmed. I think it was a mix of having so many changes at once. Within a month, I had a new husband, a new family, a new home state, a new school, and a new last name. I also had to get used to listening to someone else about how to spend money. I was also a little freaked out by all the differences between us that I discovered. Nothing major- just little things like how we like to shop for groceries, how we sleep, who cleans what, what we think is ok to watch on Sunday, etc. All this stress made me feel incredibly guilty because I would hear so many people talk about how much they loved marriage, how much better it was than single life, and all I could think is "what did I get myself into?"
Now, being four months into this enternal journey, I feel sooooo much better. I can actually remember where alot of things are in Tulsa, I'm making friends at my new school, and I do all the grocery shopping myself :). Even though Jordan and I will still debate about things, I'm not as thrown off by his differences as I was a few months ago. I have also learned not to compare myself to other people (a life long lesson. blah.) because you never really know the whole story about anyone or any couple. I honestly really like being married!
So here is to four months! Jordan and I have much more married time ahead of us, and I am happy about that.
Happy Fourth Month Anniversary, Jordan!