Sunday, September 27, 2009

Two truths and a lie

You know the game...two truths and a lie....

We're going to play it here. I'm going to list several groups of two truths and a lie. You decide which are the lies.

There could very possibly be a prize for the winner.

The lies are in grey (red totally doesn't show up and would make my pet peeve list)....and the winners are announced at the end.

a-I surfed in Hawaii.
b-I hiked in the Ozarks.
c-I skiied in the Alps.

a-I hate tomatoes but love salsa.
b-I love oranges but hate orange juice.
c-I love apples but hate applesauce.

3-Majors I declared in college:
a-Elementary education.
b-Landscape horticulture management.
c-General education.

4-Callings I had in a singles' ward:
a-Activities committee chairperson
b-Bulletin board coordinator
c-Gospel Doctrine teacher

a-Grocery bagger
b-Ricks College janitor
c-Late-night inventory taker

6-Car "issues" I have had:
a-Muffler fell off car and I kept driving
b-Door wouldn't stay latched and I had to hold it closed
c-Windshield wipers broke in the "on" position

a-Cheap Trick
b-Anne Murray
c-Depeche Mode

8-Pixar movies I have not seen that everyone else has:
a-Toy Story
c-Finding Nemo

9-Classes I took in high school:

10-Other car "issues" I have had (yeah, I've had a lot!):
a-Transmission failed on road trip and I could only use 1st and 3rd
b-Two flat tires on road trip in my pre-cell phone days
c-Car would die for hours if I didn't continuously feed it gas

Leave a comment with your answers by Wednesday, and the first person with all correct answers will get a prize.

And that ain't a lie!

Time's up....The winner is Just Pam (my mom). She got an amazing 8 correct. Emily got 5 right. Diana managed 3, even though she sorta cheated. I AM going to give Linda a prize since she actually got every single one wrong. I think it might be a gift certificate to spend time with me. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blog Pet Peeves

I spend probably an hour a day (I know, I have no life!) reading blogs. Some are written by people I know and hang out with, some are written by people I know and don't really keep touch with very well, and some are written by total strangers.

I realize that my blog is FAR from perfect, but there are a few things that really get under my skin about some of the blogs that I peruse.

PS-The blogs of the few people who read my blog don't bother me. Just so you know.

Listed below are some of my top pet peeves. They are listed in no particular order. Ok. They are in order--the order that I think of them.

  • People who have great big pictures of their kids on their banner. With dirty faces and snot dripping out their noses. Gross! Do you really want to publicize that you can't clean the kids for the photo that is going to tell the world who you and your family are? One word--icky!
  • People who constantly brag about how wonderful their life is. "Oh, DH and I went to a meadow, where a host of angels were singing to us. We had a picnic that I had whipped up--nothing special--just some imported cheese and crackers; a fruit basket with fruit I picked up at the farmer's market; sandwiches on bread I had just baked, from wheat I had just cracked, with either meats I had cured myself, or (for the vegetarian bloggers) with veggies straight from my garden; a perfectly delicious, fat-free, sugar-free, taste-full dessert, from a recipe I just thought up; and lemonade that was just the right tart plus sweet. We ate the delicious meal I prepared and then DH went back to his perfect job and I went back home to my 8 smiling children. Then, for dinner, we ate a Cafe Rio! The perfect ending of a perfect day." GAG! Now, I don't want to read all about the woes of someone's life, but REALLY? Your life isn't that perfect!
  • People who have far too many ads on their blog. Is the 13 cents a year that you make worth annoying everyone who visits your blog?
  • People who take horrible photos and try to pass them off as good. If it's not in focus, I probably don't want to see it. If you can't see the peoples' faces, no one cares. If you are taking a photo or more for each and every step in a recipe that has 517 steps, you've lost my attention.
  • People who create those buttons for blogs that no one reads. While I'm at it...people who post "awards" their blogs have won. From other blogs no one has heard of.
  • People who have added so many gadgets to their blog, it takes five minutes to load. I have moved on....
  • People who have "cute" names for their family members to keep the pervs away. If you are that worried, make your blog private. Or don't blog. Plus, pervs have a way of finding kids, even if Katie is "Koko" on your blog.
  • People who don't fill out any of the "About Me" links. Sometimes I want to see quickly if your blog is worth reading. The "About Me" link is very useful in that quest.
  • People who have a really annoying background (either the color, design, or music). If it hurts to read, I won't.
  • People who are obsessed with Twilight.
  • People who drone on and on about how horrible their life is. If you don't like it, why do you think I will?

So, there are some of my pet peeves. That really went on longer than I anticipated. Sorry for rambling. I hope that my blog doesn't make your list of pet peeves. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Brain Worm

For some reason, this song has been going through my head this morning.

I haven't heard it for years, so where it came from this morning, I don't know.

If you don't know the source, it is Sesame Street from the 70s.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Remember when you were a little kid?

And time seemed to D R A G?
Yeah, me too.
Why can't we bring back those days?

Just the other day, I was thinking, "Ok, so it's springtime and soon it'll be summer."
That was just last week. Summer is all-but-gone and I don't think I accomplished any of my goals.


So, here is a list of some of my goals for the rest of the year.
Hopefully, by putting them out for the world to see (as if THAT many people read my blog!), I will be more motivated to achieve them!

Finish my Summer of Service bags I committed to sew.
Decorate for Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving.
Decorate for Christmas by the end of Thanksgiving weekend.
Make some Christmas gifts before Thanksgiving.
Put away my Fourth of July decorations before Halloween.
Clean the guest room. Again!
Go to the gym once a week--or more--but no less than once a week.
Eat more veggies.
Use food storage food once a week. Chocolate chips don't count.
Get my haircut.
Fit into my cute denim slacks.

Okay...I don't want to get too carried away. I tend to make so many goals that I don't know where to start and end up doing none of them. I think that's a pretty good list.

Feel free to check up on me to help me achieve my goals.

PS--What goals are you working on?