Friday, July 23, 2010

Would You Like an Update?

Since so many of you volunteered helpful advice for the birthday date, I thought I’d give you an update.

We celebrated last night because of schedules. It went a little (OK, exactly) like this.

Dinner at Goodwood.
Then, I gave him a choice. Baseball game or go see Inception. He chose Inception.
Went to the movie. Good show, but you really have to pay attention.
Movie got out; made Man-friend explain what the movie was all about because I got a little lost.
Back to my house for dessert. Apple pie and French Vanilla ice cream. And yes, I chased all over the county for those two exact things!
Opened present which consisted of a darling little treat bucket that I made filled with his favorite treats and a new shirt.
The end.

Overall, I’d consider the night a success.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Hope for the Future

I don't know about you, but sometimes I lose hope for the future. I work with a whole lot of young women in church (hundreds of them actually). Being around these young women so much helps me to realize that the future is in good hands. The world may be failing, but the good and strong and true are going to pull us through. I'm sure of that.

And just when I thought these girls couldn't give me any more hope than they already have, something else happened. The girls in my ward, ranging from 12 - 18, came up with a camp theme. They choose this quote from Helen Keller, without any prompting from the leaders.

"What I am is not out there, it is in me."

I have a little more hope for the world.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Have a Secret

I have a secret. Maybe it’s not really a secret, but doesn’t it sound so much more fun when you say it’s a secret? So, here’s the secret. I have a boyfriend. I know, shocking.

But the reason I bring this up here is because I need help. Said boyfriend is having a birthday. A good girlfriend should do something for his birthday, yes? But girlfriend doesn’t know what to do for boyfriend, so ideas are welcome.

I can write all of this for a number of reasons:

1. He won’t read it.
2. Even if he does, none of this is a secret. Well, except if I want to surprise him for his birthday. But even then, his ideas would be welcome
3. But he won’t read this.
4. And there’s nothing here he really doesn’t already know.

You know, just saying the word “boyfriend” kind of freaks me out. Maybe I should say man-friend. Yes, man-friend is much easier for me to take.

Man-friend is very much a “manly” man. He played rugby in college, he likes baseball, he likes outdoor stuff (like guns), and he likes meat. A lot. The birthday is this Saturday. Yes, that’s soon!

More deets? OK. Man-friend has been around for about 2 or so months now. Not a long time, but you know, long enough that I still should acknowledge his date of birth. Man-friend has met the family. For the record, Mr. Mster hates man-friend and actually told me yesterday that he won’t come near me when man-friend is around. The CMan was much more tolerant. Not entirely sure what the rest of the family thought of him. And I would ask, but you know, they are just going to tell me what they always tell me, “This might be your last chance!” I already know what they’ll say, so why ask, right?

With that, please share ideas. Because I need help (in more ways than one, but let’s just stick to the topic at hand, OK?).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Random Thoughts

- I went to a meeting last night. The woman running the meeting looked like Lady Elaine Fairchild. Seriously.
- I half expected her to step out of her museum at any time.
- Which is kind of funny since this was the Arts Commission meeting and we were talking about museums.
- Also, I seem to have lots of experiences with Lady Elaine.
- One of my professors in grad school also looked like her.
- Have you ever used dry shampoo? Don't.
- You just spray this stuff on your hair and it doesn't really do anything.
- I don't think I'm girlfriend material.
- A relationship is much harder than it looks.
- I'm super nervous about spending a week in the mountains with teenage girls.
- Without my flat iron.
- I hope I don't die.
- I have a newsletter due...tomorrow.
- Haven't even started writing it.
- Also have a talk on Sunday.
- And a presentation at scout camp on Friday.
- Guess what? Haven't started either of those yet either.
- I have a feeling it will be a long night for me.
- My car is covered in hard water.
- Which ticks me off because the sprinkler is watering my car and not the grass.
- But I'm not parking in my other spot.
- It's scary over there.
- And now, I'm back to work.
- Perhaps to write a newsletter.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Universal Truths

I have no idea who left this on my desk and I have no idea who wrote it, but it had me rolling!


1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

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

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

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if thtey told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run!

13. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

14. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.

15. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

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

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

18. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

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

20. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you didn't hear or understand a word they said?

21. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent an jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

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

32. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber and dumber every year?

33. 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.

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Overheard at the Office

The characters:
Old man (OK, in his 50s): Dean
Old woman (in her 60s): Yorkshire
Yorkshire's assistant (in her 30s): Yapper

Dean: You know, I just think it's crazy how people text each other. I just got a text that says, 'Call Jamie, she's expecting your call. But text her first so she knows your number.' I just think that's weird. If she knows my number, why can't I just call?

Yorkshire: Oh Dean, don't be such an old folgie!

10 minutes later in a meeting

Yorkshire gets her phone out. She hands her phone to Yapper

Yorkshire: Please send this text message for me. I'm not sure how to do it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Losing Weight

You know, losing weight is a good thing. I'm certainly not going to complain that some excess pounds have come off. But here's the funny thing...instead of having slimmer thighs or less pouchy belly, my feet have become smaller! Seriously, I've lost weight in my feet.

That's a little strange, is it not?

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