Saturday, June 14, 2008

Some Random Fun

I have borrowed this from another blog- the deal is to bold or underline what I have done in my life. We'll see how it goes.

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby’s diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said “I love you” and meant it

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (daily haha)
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don’t

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy

70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi (and practically barfed. EW!)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands

91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (never!)
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all fours
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people
109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap

112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a camel or elephant

127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story

146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunch box
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics

169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator (Oh man no way...I would DIE!)
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane (everytime I fly LOL)
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt
179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hostel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog (duh)
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend

199. Helped solve a crime
200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

Winco Nightlife

Ya, I think it's safe to say I am not going shopping for groceries ever again here in Roseville after 10 by myself.

It was scary.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Now, here's the deal... of course I am having issues paying $4+ dollars for gas. You know what I am doing about it? Driving less!

Instead of driving to the park about a mile away- I walk, with Trevor! Yes, it's pretty hot outside and I am not in the greatest shape, but instead of aimlessly driving around I stay home or visit the park. What about those who "have" to drive? To work and such...well... my suggestion would be to either move closer to work before it really starts hurting, or get a new job (I know, I's not that easy). Sorry, I'm not full of answers. Just thoughts.

Here's another thing- I am an environmentalist. You see, I am not an extreme version of the like- but I certainly think that the Earth is more important as a whole than the immediate satisfaction of some greedy, lazy humans.

I disagree with drilling in Alaska's last untouched frontier to "search for oil." Ya, our supply of oil is extremely limited and we are suckling at the raw teet of some extremely arrogant foreigners. Maybe, just maybe, if foreign policies and treaties were handled differently in the past we would have been avoiding this current situation. OR WAIT! Here's an idea- maybe we (America) should have been proactive and establish an eco-friendly way to travel BEFORE we started crying out in pain. ::sigh::

What happened to the corn fuel phase? Why haven't electric or hybrid cars been more popular? Or heck, why won't people just use public transportation more?

The world, and by "world" here- I mean my world, is moving in a peculiar pattern. I feel like I have saved more energy in the passed 2 years than in the rest of my life combined. I have felt the change inside. The change that there are bigger things than my immediate satisfaction, and making myself feel comfortable.

Picture a life COMPLETELY without energy. No electricity, no grocery stores or Walmarts, no bakery, no butcher, no running water... no TV... for anyone.

Now how long would you (HONESTLY) last before going stir crazy, eventually turning into a monster- fighting for food and resources to save your family's life? Or your own life?

The first thing I would do? Before crying, before stressing out, I would gather my resources. This includes my and Nathan's knowledge of growing food. Most likely we would stay put in St. George. We would locate the nearest running water source- and if was a bit too far for riding a bike, pulling a wagon, or walking then a large still water source would do. That's important. If there's no plumbing for you and your family... you're going to need something to drink, cook, and clean with!

Hopefully, we will have a very decent supply of nonperishable food, water, and flashlights (with batteries...thank you LDS end of the world preparation!). It never hurts to be prepared.

So, I could definitely go on for pages about how to prepare for the inevitable doom of this world... but why? When most of you will not survive the first month anyway? Hah. I know. It's mean. But true.

Nathan and I have conversations about it. I think it's fun! We share ideas about how we would live, if we would be happy, and how long we would keep on going.

I don't know if you have read any articles about people who have purchased land and started building "homesteads" where they are completely self-sufficient. Growing crops, raising animals, and relying solely on their own means. Almost like the Amish. I admire their tenacity. I wish we could do something like that right now, but it takes a bunch of cash, a lot more knowledge than we currently have, and plenty of preparation.

You might think they are completely off their rocker- I love them. People so passionate about this Earth, about human lives, and progressing in a natural way. Phew. That is awesome.

Of course- I would be sad with out the internet, and movies, and well... electricity. Yet, as I imagine it I see wonderful paintings, hand made clothing, furniture, more children (to keep me occupied LOL), and a bunch of animals and plants, and crops... It would be a life like I have never dreamed. OK, that's a lie, of course I have thought about it.

I have even thought about being able to make an electric generator (here's an idea: SOLAR POWER!?!?) so I can still play Guitar Hero. Or, I could simply learn how to play a real guitar. Haha.

Thanks for making it all the way through my thoughts. Sometimes I know I can be "weird" but let's face it... that's why most of you love me so much HEHE.

::hug:: For those of you who love me- always know, I love you too. Always.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Boy Wonder.

Tonight as I was wrapping up my good nights with Trevor, I stood up and began to walk away.

He said "Kiss nose?"

So I turned and leaned down, puckering up for a kiss on his nose.

"No, kiss nose?"

He was asking to kiss my nose! So I obliged. He smiled. As I straightened back up he asked, "Kiss eyes?"

Of course I am going to let him kiss my eyes. I leaned down over him and closed my eyes. He grabbed the sides of my face with his soft and perfect hands. Then he guided my eyes to his lips. He gave me two very soft kisses.

I opened my eyes and he was smiling very contently. As I was looking at him, he stopped smiling and very seriously asked, "Kiss eyebrows?"

I just about lost it laughing so hard. He laughed and I leaned down. He playfully grabbed my face and kissed each of my eyebrows.

In a jumble of words I explained that no matter how cute he is, I still have to enforce bedtime.

He didn't seem too thrilled, but laid still nonetheless. He let me pull his covers up and position Sibbee next to him.

The moment I took a step toward the door he was sitting up and asking for more kisses. I blew him a few and he blew some back... then... I said my final goodnight to him and walked out.

Oh man. I. Just. Love. That. Kid.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Stuck in the Middle

You know how sometimes you are, for lack of a better term, thrown into an uncomfortable situation?

Well, here I sit. I love everyone. It's seriously hard for me to not like a person. I try, try, try, try, to ALWAYS see the best in people and not talk crap. So how do I stay comfortable when I am stuck in the middle of two different spectrum's? Two different differents (ya I know that doesn't make sense, but stay with me here) that have wonderful qualities in each and I wish to stay true to myself but not upset either side!!?!?

This is crazy. It's the first time in my life I have actually wanted to stay put where I am and handle every one equally. I don't want to remove myself completely (which is what I almost always end up doing). In the past I always made it a thing to stick to myself and just be cordial when things got "heated".

I just don't want this to end up like it always has for me... I become a shell. I just walk in, walk out, and barely exist. I begin to loathe the moment I have to be a part of either side and basically shut off and want to run away.

::sigh:: Things will probably happen that way but I am hoping they won't. Hoping. Hoping. Hoping.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


We had dinner with friends tonight for an early "father's day" celebration.

It was very nice.

Very refreshing. I really like seeing you Karen!! and your wonderful baby boy....and your husband, too- but let's face it he's not as fun.

I hope we can have a shindig again soon (Trevor's birthday is next weekend).

::high five::