Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stranger Danger

I did something today I hope my children NEVER EVER do. I took candy from a stranger.

Seriously? What was I thinking?

I went to the UVU Career Fair today to recruit people for where I work. (Sounds more important than it really was, trust me.) The guy in the next booth over ask if I wanted some gum. The only reason why I almost said no was because I was going to eat soon. But I took it.

It wasn't until 5 minutes later that I realized I took it from a STRANGER. What if he laced it with some drug? So far it I haven't seen any symptoms, but its only been 8 hours.

Oh, and Happy 100 posts to me. It only took me 1 1/2 years.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol

I will be reading this book today. I almost didn't want to. This is a test for Dan Brown. You see, I have read all of his other books. And I might be a little slow, but by the time I read the last one, Digital Fortress, I could see his pattern. It was obvious from the first part of the book who the villain was. And all four of his books are practically the same.

He is an excellent writer and his stories are captivating. But I love being shocked and surprised and seeing stories turn into things I could have never imagined. And I don't think I can get that from Dan Brown anymore.

(This last part could be a spoiler, although I hope not. Highlight to read)

(And my hopes have not started very high. I read the book jacket, and I think I have already figured it out.)

Monday, September 14, 2009


I stayed home sick today. I feel very unproductive. But, I did find this website with random thoughts from people. Here are some that I have thought also.

The idiocy of humanity is well documented in YouTube comments

I find it incredibly unnerving when a customer refers to me by my first name and catches me off guard. Yes, I have a name tag on but please do not use it to make me into your instant friend.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you're wrong.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't
work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically
fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all
know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards
or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and
suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first
saw it.

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than
take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron
test is absolutely petrifying.

Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",
all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod
and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood.

I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the
shower first and THEN turn on the water.

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty,
and you can wear them forever.

Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their
profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got
the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if
I do!

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't
want to have to restart my collection.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are
going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle,
then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still
not know what time it is.

It is physically impossible to get back from class and not take a nap. It doesn't matter what time of day it is. The second you get through the door, it's like you've been awake for a week.

Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

One of the most boring and lonely jobs must be working in a campus book store after the first week of the semester. (It is.)

If my milk expires on the 15th, it's definitely fine at 11:59PM on the 14th, but at 12AM it turns rotten and I know it. I know it because the expiration date says so. Thank you, America.

Sometimes I can't handle the pressure of having to be the person to think about what we're going to eat every day.

I wonder how many cars and cash prizes I won from a soda bottle cap but was too lazy to enter the code online.

Box set DVD's are where entire weeks go to die.

Please don't turn off the TV while I'm asleep. I was watching that.

I wish my textbooks had a "Search" function.

For some reason I've always had a strange feeling that even numbers are "good" and odd numbers are "bad".

It is impossible to run with a backpack on and not look like a fool.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Good News x2

#1 I did another weight in this week and I have lost 2.2 pounds. Yes, I am happy with it.

#2 Our insurance finally got approved, which means that this is on schedule. I should do a rant on how stupid our insurance agents was and how annoying it was to have to wait 6 weeks after we originally signed up to get approved because she didn't send in some final paperwork fast enough. But I won't because I am too happy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Crafts I Want to Try

Here are some crafts I found that I would like to try someday. There are a lot of them. This is mostly a list where I can keep track of everything. Notice a patter?

Hair Bows
Reversible Head Band
Jean Skirt from Old Jeans
Gathered Skirt
Diaper Wipes Case
Diaper Case
Fabric Pumpkin
Table Runner
Repurposed Skirt and Leggings
Car Seat Cover
Clothes Pin Magnet
Centerpiece Blocks
Owl Applique
Quilted Frame
Ribbon Belt
Christmas Stockings
Rose Latern
Twirly Jean Skirt
Stuffed Owl
Stuffed Owl 2
Onesie to Dress
Knoted Scraf
Fabric Bookmark
Name Blocks
Ruffle Onesie

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Time I Bought Maternity Clothes

Actually just a shirt. And it was on accident.

Shade Clothing had a warehouse sale in August and I went. Everything was kind of crazy and some clothes were in plastic bags and some weren't. I opened a plastic bag and it was a white long undershirt. I didn't want an open bag, so I picked up another bag in the same box without reading the label.

When I got home, I realized it was a maternity shirt. So yeah, I guess the universe it telling me something.

On a some related note, I am scared of maternity clothes. I don't want to look frumpy, and I don't want to spend so much money on clothes I'll wear for no more than 5 months.