Friday, February 27, 2009

Avocado Milkshake

We went to B's Barbecue the other day with some friends from the ward, the Days. Ruth is from Brazil. They had told us that in Brazil people drink Avocado milkshakes. They said avocado is a sweet fruit there. So, after lunch they made us some milkshakes. I have never been an avocado fan before the last few months when I decided I would give guacamole another try (and I loved it). These milkshakes ... DELICIOUS!

The Kite Runner

So, I'm at home taking another sick day. Its sad when I would rather be at work feeling good. Anyway, I rented "The Kite Runner" from redbox. I have this unexplainable love for the theme of humanity conquering inhumanity in literature and movies. I love holocaust literature. Some of my favorite movies are "Life is Beautiful" and "Schindler's List." "Hotel Rwanda"? ... loved it. Get the point? So, whenever we watch these types of movies I cry and Tyler tells me I shouldn't watch anymore movies (read any more books) like this and the cycle continues. So "The Kite Runner" ... 4 gold stars. (Also, I know I should have read the book first. I'm sure its great. I only have so much time on a sick day though).

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Promised videos

If you need arrested development to compare Jennette to here it is:

Rich saw a whale before we went to visit. He actually does the re-enactment of said sighting much better. Maybe he was a little camera shy?

Oh no, Nation! (Think Colbert)

This is what I read in a CNN article today:

"Human rights cannot interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises," Clinton said in talks with China's foreign minister.

(So ... money is more important than people)

China, the world's top holder of U.S. debt, wants to ensure liquidity and security in its dealings with the U.S. treasury bonds.

(And ... China nearly owns us)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm Taking the Tag from Kimber (and not doing homework)

Its a tag about your husband
Where did we meet? Church or institute. It took a while and does 'church or institute' not sound lame?
How long did we date before we got married? 9 months-ish
How long have you been married? 1 year, 1 month and 2 weeks
What does he surprise you with? Well, he doesn't? One of my favorite things is to guess what tricks he might have up his sleeve. I always do. So, maybe he surprises me with what plan I can ruin next? (Poor Tyler)
What is your favorite feature of his? His Robin Hood eyes
What are his best qualities? WELL ... he can jump really high, he is very smart, he always keeps a cool head in times of conflict (like when the attorney called him at work and yelled at him the other day), he loves me the most, he is always willing to give something his 100% best effort, he worries about things like self-sufficiency, and ... I think he is really cute.
Does he have a nickname for you? I think we call each other the same things (we are one). Hunny-bunny and Dearie most often grace our lips. (Man, I am such a sap).
His favorite food? Steak or lasagna.
Favorite sport? He loves BSU football and Lakers basketball. I think he checks ESPN more during basketball season though.
First kiss? I was getting tired and I had class the next day so I said, "Are you going to kiss me yet?" and he had the nerve to say, "I make the girls kiss me first." I don't know if it was before or after he said this but he did kiss me. The little punk.
Favorite things to do together? Play volleyball and sometimes tennis, go to my grandma's house in McCall, eat, travel, play games (I might enjoy that more than him), go to the beach, shop, oh ... and ride bikes!
Children? NA
How old? 26. I always forget what year he was born in. 82.
Music? He likes whatever his sister, Jen, sends him. Tops being Pumpkins, Umbrellas, Radiohead, Iron and Wine and more. He also loves the Beatles and stuff like Don McLean. And I will add he always tolerates my country. You know he is tough.

What do you admire about him? That he is hard working and never idle. He is a good listener and good problem solver. I also admire his smile and his eyes and ...

His favorite color? I guess I can't really let Kimber and Adam one up him in Lakers love so I will have to copy-cat and say purple and gold.

Will he read this? I hope so. He is kind of having a rough day.

Who said I love you first? I may have provoked him on this one too.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Puerto Rico- Items 1-3

I think there are about 10 different aspects of Puerto Rico I could blog about. Since I finally have a day off I am going to. But, I think I will just pick 2. Maybe 3. I'll see how fast I am. Also, since Tyler has semi-volunteered to blog I will leave the full trip blog until he gets home.

#1- My father in law playing in the waves. You know we will have awesome kids when their grandpa was the one doing this the entire trip:

#2- Jennette's 'Arrested Development' Chicken Dance and Rich's Whale. I think I would need permission to post those.

#3- Jennette. I wouldn't say we were not friends before, but now I would say she is on my list of favorite people. (Just like southerners to use a double negative). Pretty much, she is awesome. She is a great photographer, she is very practical, she made us awesome dinner on a number of occasions, she has read nearly every book I want to read, she has this theory on dog people/readers that I cannot dispute, did I mention she does the chicken?, the fish seem to love her, etc.

Did I mention she is really cute and that she was an excellent hostess? Oh, and Rich is great too. And if you want to see more of their Puerto Rican adventures you can check out their blog.

The Day After Valentines

This summer when we went up to visit my grandma in McCall she opened up her safe and gave me a couple pins that belonged to her mother and a little powder case (for make up ... I'm not exactly sure what they are called). So, I know this picture doesn't show it well, but I am wearing on eof the pins and I think it is really cute. It just happens to make 45,000 times better that my great-grandmother used ot wear it. (Thanks for letting me be ridiculous and take this picture Dearie).

We were told we should take rain jackets to Puerto Rico with us. There is a store in town called The Great Outdoor Provisions Company. We thought that might be a good place to find a jacket. We happened to go on a day they were having a big sale and we found all sorts of cheap, but wonderful jackets. None of them were rain jackets. We ended up spending more money than planned so we decided our jackets would be our Valentine's presents. I am pretty ridiculous and I am not even telling you the full extent of things. But to add a little to our ridiculous-ness I will say our jackets match. As much as Tyler argued I made him take matching-jacket/Valentines pictures yesterday.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

All In A Day's Work

If you know me, you probably know I am not "a very huggy person." I hug Tyler and my Grandma, and other than that I am pretty awkward. But at work the last couple days I have been a hugging machine. Oh, someone was mean to you? Here is a hug. You want to say thanks because I took care of your dad? Here is a hug. My powers are magical. It may be better than morphine.