Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What I Hate

"Previously on...(Fill in TV on DVD show name.)"

Seriously. I am watching the whole season of the show with hardly any breaks. Why on every episode? I don't need the DVD reminding what happened last episode... The one I just watched.

Gilmore Girls doesn't have it. The Office doesn't have it. Early Edition doesn't have it. And neither does Friends.

I wish there was an option to turn it off.

P.S. I like are the ones in front of Supernatural. Because they play good music and get you excited for the episode.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


If you don't want people to think you are pregnant, don't say you have morning sickness.


Girl #1: "I have had morning sickness all week long."
Girl #2:" OMG, are you pregnant?"
Girl #1: "No, why?"

If you are sick in the morning, it's not morning sickness unless you are pregnant. Or at least in mine and lots of other peoples minds.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I have debated for 4 years now whether or not to watch Lost. My roommate watched it a few years ago and I got a few episodes, it was so confusing that it turned me off.

However, we needed a new TV show to watch. We have already watched Alias this summer and LOVED it. Alias was created by J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) who also created Lost.

I think Chris and I have watched almost every show that has been on network television in the past 3 years. Except CSI, Law & Order, and similar cop/detective/forensic shows. I guess it was only a matter of time before we got to Lost.

Well, we rented it last night. I am not sure yet. I usually don't get into show until the second season. I like it enough to keep my attention, but it is taking forever to find out what really happened! I think there is only one more season left, so I guess that is good, I won't have to wait forever to find out stuff.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I walked into the breakroom at work the other day and heard an interesting conversation.

Two guys were at the microwave heating up their TV dinners.

"Dude, this is taking so long. I wish we had one of those microwaves from (some movie) where it cooked food super fast."
"Dude, wouldn't that be awesome. It make cooking food so much faster."
"Of course if I was using it, I wouldn't put it on full power. That would just be freaky. I would put it on low power."
"Yeah, that would make sense."

That wasn't the exact conversation, but it was similar. TV dinners take 5 minutes, at the most. Really, that is too long to wait? It reminds me of the Brian Regan Pop-Tart sketch.

"And then they have microwave directions, you can microwave a Pop-Tart that just blew me away, that you could do that. How long does it take to toast a Pop-Tart? A minute-and-a-half if you want it dark? People don't have that kind of time? Listen, if you need to zap fry your Pop-Tarts before you head out the door, you might wanna loosen up your schedule. And I swear, it says, "Microwave on high for 3 seconds" That's all. I don't think I wanna wake up and be eatin' in 3 seconds, you know the alarm goes off. "AAAAA" Now! *shoves Pop-Tart in mouth* Oh, that's right! I gotta get out of here!! If your wakin', eatin', and haulin' in 3 seconds, it's time for a change of lifestyle."

Monday, June 15, 2009


I was going through some old resumes at work and I came across a really special one. It was less than 100 words (including his contact information.) It included one job experience and his responsibility at that job was to help "fulfill his needs."

Here is the best part:

"Qualifications: My personality is more than amazing. Communicating with people is a breeze for me, I know not only will I benefit from this job, but I can help this job with a ton of saves."

Amazing. I think he would be an amazing employee, who would do an amazing job, and would help our company be amazing.

BTW, I don't know what a save is or how it relates to our company.

He goes to UVU, I am sure they have people who could help him with his resume. Or once again, maybe a simple google search on "Resumes."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Health Insurance

***This might be a little bit of a rant.**

Shopping for health insurance is frustrating. I would really like to get on group health insurance somewhere. My job won't offer it to me unless they take $2000 out of my paycheck every month. (I think that it is an exaggeration because they don't want to offer it to my department.) Chris is looking for a job that will offer group insurance. We don't care how much it pays, as long as we can get insurance.

Individual health plans suck because they don't cover maternity very well. (Not an announcement.) The deductible is $6500 and doctors visits associated with maternity aren't covered!

I am waiting for Obama to reform health care. I don't like universal health care, but I do think our system can be reformed to make health care more affordable to everyone.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pain and Blood

Yesterday I learned just how freaked out by blood and pain I really am.

Chris was turning on our dining room fan when the light fixture fell. As he tried to catch it, it shattered on his arm giving him a couple of cuts. One which obviously required stitches.

(I am feeling faint just typing this.)

Chris asked to me look inside the wound to see if there was any glass in it. I about died. And then we switched roles. I am normally the one who will do everything to stay away from a doctors office, while Chris is the opposite. (Luckily, we haven't had to go to the doctor for emergencies since we've been married.) But I knew that if we didn't go to the doctor, I would have to do something to clean it and that was not happening. Chris was like "Do I need to go to the doctor?" He was imagining putting some butterfly bandages on it and leaving it at that.

We went to the Riverwoods Urgent Care Center instead of the ER. I am glad we did, because we were out of there within 40 minutes. The dinner we had left behind was still worth saving.

He only needed 3 stitches. The doctor put on a gauze wrap and an ace bandage over that and told him to leave bandage on for about 24 hours and then check for infection. 3 hours later, Chris decided he needed to check for infection sooner. So he unwrapped it. Right next to me. I didn't look at it, but I was cringing the whole time.

I wrapped it up again, without looking the stitches. He wanted it a little looser this time. Then we went to sleep. At about 4 am this morning, I think I bumped his arm which woke him up. At that time we discovered the bandage had moved down exposing the stitches and there was blood. Chris hurried to the bathroom and I started waking up.

When I went into the bathroom to help, I saw what I had been trying to avoid for the past 9 hours. His blue stitches were staring at me in the face and all the blood rushed out of my head and I felt faint. (I haven't felt like this since I got my last tetnus shot, where I actually fainted.) Not wanting Chris to worry about me falling and hurting myself, I went and sat on the couch with my head between my knees while he assessed the damage.

Then we went to Smiths and bought some more bandages. I successfully helped him clean it and re wrap his wound without looking at the stitches again.

But now, I keep relieving the experience. And I know Chris is in a lot of pain because the shot they gave him has worn off, plus they gave him a tetnus shot in the same arm! And those hurt a lot afterward. Because Chris is in pain, I am having sympathy pain.

Both Chris and his step mom asked me what I am going to do when we have children and they get hurt. I. Have. No. Idea. I don't know if I am going to be able to handle it. Glenda (Chris's step mom) said that I need to keep calm at first, and then freak out later. I might need some practice for that, although I don't wish for more opportunities to practice.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Couponing Queen

I went to Albertson's yesterday and spent $95 and I save $125. Plus I got a free redbox rental and a free thing of ice cream.

And in today's news paper, there were Alberton's Double Coupons- so I'll be going again tomorrow.

I am almost addicted to grocery shopping- but only if Chris is there with me.