Friday, November 21, 2008

Cheyenne Did a Tag?! Whaaaaat?

My sister, Cheyenne, NEVER does tags, hence the title of my post. She tagged me so I thought I'd do it considering this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, not unlike the Hale-Bopp comet.

8 TV Shows I Watch:
1. CSI (the original)
2. CSI: NY
3. ER
4. The Office
5. Eli Stone
6. 30 Rock
7. Antique Roadshow
8. This Old House

8 Things That Happened Yesterday
1. Road the bus to work and almost got side-swipped by a passing car.
2. Worked for 10 1/2 hrs.
3. Rocked/Jazzed/Swinged/Big Banded out to good ole Sinatra and Dean in my office while I had the entire floor to myself for two hours
4. Took the stairs down from the 20th floor rather than use the elevator (I suppose it would be more beneficial if I took them up, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't lame is that?)
5. Ate a five dollar, five dollar foot looooong with my husband
6. Was visited by my visiting teachers
7. Worked on a tie-quilt for Relief Society
8. Watched CSI and ER

8 Favorite Places to Eat:
1. Fong's
2. New Fong's
3. Subway
4. Chico's
5. Fazolli's
6. Mimi's Cafe
7. Lazlo's
8. Merel's

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. CLOSING ON OUR HOUSE (hopefully, 4:00PM on Monday)
2. Painting, carpeting and moving into said house
3. Steph's wedding
4. Seeing baby Avery
5. Christmas
6. Getting my hair cut...again. It grows waaaay too fast
7. Having children of our own
8. Seeing the 'Twilight" movie

8 Things On My Wish List:
1. New bed spread and throw pillows
2. Vacation to Rome and Savannah, GA
3. A time when Daven and I can host a Thanksgiving dinner
4. Kids
5. Dog
6. Cat (but Daven is he says :) )
7. New curtains
8. All things that bring joy

8 Tagged People
1. Kristina, Brando and Avery
2. Ricky and Ang
3. Sarah Westergard
4. Chanda
5. Brittney (I swear you just did a tag in like Oct., so don't feel pressured :) )
6. Dale Rex y Judith Rebecca Bundy Rex
7. Dre
8. Mindy

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Things that make you go hmmm...

Well...things that make me laugh really.

1) Finding fishing supplies rolling around in the dryer after laundry. I thought I didn't have to worry about checking pockets before wash until we had little ones. Apparently I was wrong.

2) Daven feeding the missionaries in my absence...poor missionaries.

3) Putting my funnels to good use, i.e. using them to change the oil.

4) Daylight Savings. Talk about a power trip. Who came up with the idea to mess with Father Time?

5) Camera operators at golf tournaments. How do they get that job anyway?

Interviewer: can you see this white circle on this plain white piece of paper?

Applicant: Yes.

Interviewer: Congratulations! You're hired.

6) Mascot identity crises... case in point Alabama, aka bama, aka Crimson tide...and what's up with the elephant?

**I actually know the history behind all of these titles seeing as how my sister, Cheyenne, used to be a Bama Belle. I still find it funny how they have so many identities. least they've had the same names throughout football history. Did you know the Huskers used to be the Bug Eaters?

7) Hockey players...have you ever seen them with their helmets off? Yeah, the helmets are for protection alright, protection for the spectators eyes! Seriously, they ALL have broken noses. And the goalie masks? I'm sure Freddie Crouger would have been much more scary sans the mask.

8) Silver Medalists...congratulations, you are the top looser. You are the #1 person who lost.

9) Jerry Seinfeld, because he did a bit on the above circumstance...sorry, that wasn't my own observation.

10) Toilet paper, paper towels and bathroom cleaning product commercials. Ever noticed how they compare them to the "leading brand" in the side-by-side screen shot? Wait a second, if they do in fact work better than the leading brand, shouldn't they be the leading brand?

11) Perscription Drug commercials. No thank you, I'll stick with the side effects of my own allergies; sneezing and a running nose. I'm not into diarreah, stomach cramps, blackouts and in some severe cases, death.

Last but not least...

12) Phone books. I swear we just got the same exact phone book a week ago.

Well, that's all I've got. If I think of anymore then I'll post it. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Become as Little Children"

I'm having a difficult time trying to think of something to post other than political commentary that at times seems so futile. Not to mention, the more I write the more it gets my blood boiling. There is actually a TV station in Denver that does 30 second political ad breaks where they just air pretty music and pretty pictures while a clock in the corner counts down to the revisitaion of political mudbaths at their best. So, I thought I would do the same.

Whenever I need a mental break, my mind always wanders to my mother playing primary songs on the piano, preciously playing each note with just her right hand and serenading me. The two songs I remember her playing the most were "He Sent His Son" and "When He Comes Again." I thought I would just post the words to those two songs along with some appropriate pictures. It will be cathartic for me and hopefully a few of you will appreciate it as well.

He Sent His Son

How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness?
He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness.

How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go?
He sent his Son to walk with men on earth, that we may know.

How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death?

He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath.

What does the Father ask of us? What do the scriptures say?
Have faith, have hope, live like his Son, help others on their way.

What does he ask?

Live like his Son.

When He Comes Again

I wonder when he comes again,
Will herald angels sing?
Will Earth be white with drifted snow,
Or will the world know spring?

I wonder if one star will shine,
Far brighter than the rest;
Will daylight stay the whole night through?
Will song birds leave their nest?

I'm sure He'll call his little ones
Together 'round His knee,
Because He said in days gone by,
"Suffer them to come to me!"

I wonder, when He comes again,
Will I be ready there,
To look upon His loving face
And join with Him in prayer?

Each day I'll try to do his will
And let my light so shine
That others seeing me may seek
For greater light divine.

Then, when that blessed day is here,
He'll love me and he'll say,
"You've served me well, my little child;
Come unto my arms to stay!"

*Artwork courtesy of Simon Dewey and Greg Olsen