Sunday, June 28, 2009

Things That Happened This Weekend

  1. Bryan sunburned his head.
  2. Carrie and Bryan got to spend a few solid days together, something that hasn't happened in way too long.
  3. Our new kitchen is finally complete!
  4. We got Lexis's DNA results from a ridiculously expensive test, but we now know she is part Weimaraner.
  5. Lexis rolled in human feces and was quite proud of herself.
  6. Carrie amazed her family with how white her skin is now that she's old and married.
  7. Bryan discovered his board shorts don't fit anymore.
  8. Five men caught 7 catfish, none of them more than four inches long.
  9. We ate our first deep fried turkey.
  10. Bryan scaled a steep hill to pee, and almost killed himself and crippled Dan [with a tumbling rock] as he barefoot skiied down the hill, landing on his butt at the bottom.
  11. We started our mission to create the best s'more in the world. Any ideas?
  12. Lexis got a new collar after the human poo incident.
  13. Bryan sunburned his head again.
  14. Carrie's 80-year-old grandpa got a 42" flat screen TV for his birthday.
  15. Bryan and Colby floated the canal in near-freezing water and fear they are now sterile.
  16. Carrie rediscovered her love for Aggie BlueMint ice cream.
  17. We had so much fun with our nieces Keira and Layni.
  18. Lexis [and everyone else] was traumatized when her paw got caught in a folding chair. She's okay.
  19. Bryan got a pair of Chaco's, something he never thought he'd do.
  20. We were amazed again by the amazing food that Deb, Grandma, Grandpa, Lisa, and Diane can make on a picnic table and a camp stove. Incredible.
  21. At Logan River Golf Course, Colby shot under par, and Dan nailed a goose with a golf ball.
  22. We met "neutered Fender" and thought he was quite the gentleman.
  23. Shorty found the world's worst patch of burrs and Diane cried.
  24. Bryan learned that Colby is scared to death of snakes, poisonous or not.
  25. Carrie introduced Bryan to white nectarines, her favorite fruit.
  26. Bryan and Carrie are in love and had a fantastic fun weekend together!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Don't Even Act Like that Cinnamon Toast Crunch Wasn't in the Bargain Cart!

I went to the grocery store this morning to get some milk, and on my way to the dairy refrigerators, I passed a "bargain grocery cart" full of Fruit Loops, Cocao Puffs, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch for a buck fifty a box. I love me some CTC, so I dropped a box of it in my basket and proceeded to the self-checkout. "Two dollars, seventy-five cents," the female computer announced as I scanned the barcode on the cereal box. And I thought to myself, "Nuh-Uh. I will not pay full price, no matter how delicious." I notified the self-checkout attendant of the pricing error and she sent a stockboy to verify that the CTC was indeed from the bargain cart. He returned to let me, the attendant, and the others in line, know that CTC was NOT from the bargain cart, but that he'd allow the discount this once, becuase it had been on sale earlier in the week. Ohhhh.... busted, Bryan!

Why I was irritated enough to take my groceries to my car and then walk all the way back to the bargain cart at the back of the store is a little embarassing to me, but I did. And guess what I found? Three boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the dollar-fifty bargain cart! What I did next is even more embarassing. I found that stockboy who thought he'd caught me red-handed in an elaborate ploy to make off with a three dollar box of cereal for half-price, and I notified him of his folly. Boom! So what did I learn today? 1) There is something seriously wrong with me. 2) I hate being called a liar. 3) I am too sensitive (he probably wasn't calling me a liar). 4) I am now the type of person that will wait five minutes for a price-check to save a dollar... yikes. 5) I am always right. 6) I should let Carrie do the shopping from now on. 7) Work is boring today.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Maxamum Fine

Chances are you've heard this story already. But just in case you haven't...

A few weeks ago, I and 3 classmates had just finished our evening class at the Weber State campus. We all live in Cache Valley and carpool to class. Chris drove that night, and just as we were about to pile into his car, we all heard a crunching metal-on-metal noise and looked up to see a big pickup truck backing out of a parking space. He had picked probably the only spot in the whole parking lot where he would have to pull up on top of a mound of snow because the plow hadn't pushed the snow quite far enough. Did he pick this bad parking spot so that he could do the the awesome big-truck parking thing that we've all seen done so many times, or was it the only spot left? Of course I don't know, but I would guess (A) because this kid was a total weenie. Anyways, as we watched him back out of the space, we noticed the little car in the space next to his shake a little. The driver, while backing down off of the mound of snow he was on top of, backed right down on top of the front of the poor little car next to him! Hence the crunching noise we all heard. The truck came to a stop and a kid climbed down out of the truck to check the damage to the other car. After examining the wreckage, he walked his basketball-shorts-wearing chicken legs back to the drivers' side of his truck and stood there, apparently writing a note to leave for the owner of the car he had just run over. After a few minutes, we drove out of the parking lot, but over the snow-plowed mounds surrounding the parking lot, we saw the top of the truck as it quickly backed out of the space and sped out of the parking lot up the road, the opposite direction that we had gone. We went back the the injured car and guess what... no note! Luckily, we had made note of the truck's license plate number, "MAXAMUS." Fitting. What a loser! I was amazed that somehow he was able to convince himself that it was okay for him to leave the scene and take no responsibility for what he had done. I guess maybe he figured that the white paint flakes lying on the pavement were from when someone else ran over the car? And that the white paint on his silver truck was from some other car? I dunno. Anyways, we called the campus police and filled out witness statements. I'm sure MAXAMUS received a surprise visit from the police and a hefty fine the next day. I've heard that the fine for a hit-and-run is steep, like three or four hundred bucks. Also, I'm sure his insurance premium will increase. It is unfortunate that people can be so selfish, but nice to know that sometimes they don't get away with it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Our Valentines Day

We had a great Valentines day and we hope all of you did too! Carrie surprised me by making my favorite desert, a dozen little heart-shaped fruit pizzas! They are sooo amazing. Lexis wrote me an awesome Valentines day poem in which she thanked me for finding her on the internet (Heath acutally found her, but she doesn't need to know).

Carrie and I went to Callaways in Smithfield for dinner and it was okay except for my steak, though cooked perfectly, tasted burnt all the way through. Lesson learned: Callaway's makes one of the best pizzas anywhere, but McDonalds could make a better filet mignon. Good thing I had those fruit pizzas at home to get that burnt taste out of my mouth! After dinner we went home and hung out with our tired puppy. Our first Valentines day as a married couple was awesome and I look forward to many many more!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beagle Eye

Wow. This movie was super awesome and totally not lame. Wait! Sorry about that- my brain was momentarily taken over by a humongous super computer for a second there. Actually, I did not like Eagle Eye. I thought it was extra lame.

At the beginning of the movie I was really worried that the voice on the phone was an alien. There are four things in a movie that make Bryan sleepy: wizards, dragons, swords, and aliens. But I have now added a fifth thing to my list... super computers. From now on, if I sniff super computer gone wild in a movie, I'll save my eight bucks.

The sequel, Beagle Eye, is the story of "Short Stuff," a runt stray beagle pup which is lured into a super computer's lair with computer-generated meow's. The super computer replaces Short Stuff's left eye with a camera and surgically implants a video transmitter in his skull. This allows the super computer to infiltrate the old county dog pound, which is the only building in the world which does not yet have surveillance cameras installed inside which can be viewed and controlled by the super computer. Once the pup is inside, the super computer will have control of the whole world. I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Grandma Loves Lexis

Bryan's mom and dad came to visit us this weekend. Sheri couldn't resist buying her granddog a winter coat. What would dogs do without grandmas? Who would buy their winter clothes?? Here's a picture of Lexis showing off her new pink coat, so cozy and comfortable that she's falling asleep sitting up.

And oh, yeah I found a great job! I'm working for Spring Communications. You know... "Get your ring from Spring?" Anyways, they're an AT&T retailer and I'll be managing their Logan store. I started last Monday and it's been a lot of fun so far. If you've got AT&T and need anything, come see me. Jer, I have a sneaking suspicion you're using a 4-year-old Nokia "cinder block" and could use a new phone. You should see these new phones... they have color screens.

Thanks to all of you who were looking out for me and trying to get me interviews! It's all about who you know and I've got some good friends.