Wednesday, December 31, 2008
James and Sarah already had plans to go to the Mikado with their friends but really wanted us to come, so we tagged along. We had never been to the Mikado (Japanese food and sushi), so we were excited to try it. I was actually worried a little bit because of how picky I am with food, and I don't like sushi. But it was a success! I got pork dumplings and what they called Asian fries, which were ginger mashed potatoes wrapped in a thin flour tortilla-like shell. They looked like fried straws. But they were delicious! And they had a spicy sauce to dip. Next time I am getting two orders of these. Nik got a crab, albacore and cream cheese roll that was fried too. I'm not sure if it is still considered sushi if it is fried, but I guess the meat was not cooked, so maybe it does. But anyway, he LOVED his choice too. Sarah got the Edamame (sp?) which I had never had before, and was pretty impressed by. It was fun to eat too.
The friends had to ditch out early so after dinner we went back James and Sarah's place and just talked for a while so Nik could update their computer.
It was a great night and we are so excited to have some new friends! We will have to go back to the Mikado soon. Anyone want to come?
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We started our morning early(ier than I wanted to) and got our gifts exchanged. Nik gave me 3 CD's (Sarah Berellis, The Killers and Fall Out Boy), The new Viva Pinata: Trouble on Pinata Island (or something like that) and a beautiful black pea coat that I love! It was definitely the hit of the day. I got Nik 2 CD's (Thriving Ivory and Paramour), The Dark Knight, Wall-E, a motorized pumpkin carving device, and tickets to 5 Utah Utes Basketball games (come to find out one of the games was on the 20th of December, so we obviously missed it. I need to see if they will switch it for me). The tickets were the hit for Nik. I am glad he liked it.
After gifts we hurried and dressed so we could get to breakfast at my parents house. Traditional blueberry muffins and hash browns. Mom made eggs for everyone else, but I just ate my weight in muffins. My brother (and me and Nik) got mom a Wii Fit, so Mason and Nik spent the morning making fools of themselves on the balance board. It was great to watch. Nik says he wants one now.
The fam was off to St. George early, so we took off to Jeanne's for Nik's family Christmas. It was a fun gathering, and only marginally chaotic with all the little chillin's. We were not prepared to exchange gifts with the siblings, so sadly we did not have a gift for Lou and Ten. But we made it up to them last night. And I think we were a hit! Anyway, Al gave us all these really cool hand made pottery salt dishes. Very chic. Jeanne gave her kids their childhood stockings filled with goodies, and a little clamp lamp. I was given the 7th season of Gilmore Girls (completed my collection) by Amy, and Nik got the new Die Hard and Young Frankenstein.
We had left over clam chowder and crackers for lunch (don't mock it, it was amazing chowder). Nik and I had to take off shortly after lunch due to a bunch more pieces to solder and needing to pack for our trip to St. George that night (more on that later).
I will admit that by the time we got home it did not feel like Christmas anymore. It was bleak and rainy and I was tired and stressed. We had so much left to do and such a little amount of time in which to do it. When I look back, it was a great day. We saw a ton of family, a few friends, and a lot of each other. I am glad we got to share the holiday with the people we loved.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday: In the midst of a huge storm, Nik and I came right from work to Bonzai for a dinner with Lou and Ten, Ten's brother and sister-in-law, and their financial advisor, who is a really cool guy. After dinner we went to Dairy Queen.
Saturday: We woke up semi-early and made a sad attempt to clean our house. But the house was really bad and even a sad attempt made me feel better. Now it just looks like it needs to be cleaned. After cleaning we went to Lou's and carpooled to Charlie's play, Babes in Toyland. I have never seen this play before, so it was a real treat.
After the play we treated ourselves at a new cupcake/coffee shop called Diva's on 33rd So. BTW: Christi, I have been meaning to ask you if you have ever been here, cause it totally reminds me of a "you" kind of place. It was really tasty. I will not dream about the sticky buns.
We raced off to IKEA to do some last minute Christmas shopping (which was only half productive since Nik was with me and he is my primary worry right now). Later was the Christmas Shindig of the year at Sami's house! It was great to see people I love, and some that I have not seen in a long time. It was a great party Sami!!!
Sunday: Nik had a ton of Scout stuff to get done, so I did not see much of him at church, but I sang in the choir during Sacrament meeting. Which is a big deal for me, I don't sing. It was fun though. I never realized how big our congregation is! We were completely full!
I did some soldering stuff and took a nap, then we headed to my parents for a Surf and Turf dinner. Nik was beside himself with excitement. I'm not a big fan of the 'Surf' part, but the 'Turf' was very good. I did more soldering while the rest of the family watched It's a Wonderful Life. I like that movie, but I had a ton of stuff to do. We left mom's before the movie was over cause we had Jake and Crew coming over for some Rock Band. A good time was had by all. I had to kick everyone out at 11:30 cause I am old and tired. It was passed my bed time.
Well, it was a busy weekend, to be followed by a busy week. I am very much looking forward to our trip to St. George, it promises to be both relaxing and fun-filled.
Ok, I am off work and heading shopping and then to see little Kristin in The Nutcracker Ballet at Capitol Theater!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Ricky Gervais is a freaking genious. And Greg Kenear is no shmuck either. It was a great mix of laugh-out-loud comedy, and subtle heart warming-ness.
Here is the story: Ricky Gervais plays a self-centered jerk that comes back from his colonoscopy able to see dead people. Not the disfigured kind like in The Sixth Sense, they are all normal looking. Greg Kinear is one of the ghosts that is trying to get him to do some unfinished business he has with his wife. I can't say much more with out ruining the funny parts, but just know that we laughed out loud through most of the movie, but were not disapointed in the ending.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
Now you know (almost) everything!
Monday, December 01, 2008
2. Real tree or Artificial? I would love to have a real tree every year.
3. When do you put up the tree? As soon as there is room.
4. When do you take the tree down? When we need the space again.
5. Do you like eggnog? Blech.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Barbies and My Little Ponies
7. Hardest person to buy for? Dad. And Nik this year, I have exhausted all my resources.
8. Easiest person to buy for? Mom.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? I now have two. A Willow Tree from Kayleen and one from Chile from Jeanne.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I don't really do either. But I love to receive cards in the mail.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I got a bunch of ugly clothes from mom one year, but they were just to hide the Mall gift certificates she had really gotten me. And that was pretty cool....
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Muppet Christmas Carol! oh, and Scrooged.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I see something I need to get.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Don't remember.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies and fudge and blueberry muffins.
16. Lights on the tree? Of course.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Hark the Herald Angles Sing.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I like to be at home, but if my family is abroad, then I want to be with them.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Of course! Can you?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Wrestling mask.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? the one from grandma and grandpa M* on Christmas eve. The rest in the morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Working with the public.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? eclectic.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? not dinner, breakfast. Blueberry muffins and Canadian bacon. Or regular bacon.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Jewelry. Or my second bedroom cleaned out.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This picture is cool cause even though I missed the impact, you can stil see the broken tee spinning off to the right. Cool!!
This is the first time I have been golfing since my Dad took me and Mason when I was like 12. I am still at the same skill level. But I had a good time!
I just liked this picture of Nik's hand.
I am really not that bored. I was just taking a break. Plus, I have cut my hair, now, so you will all have a reference when I finally post a picture with the new cut.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things."
My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blond, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car and sleeping on a sofa bed....
Friday, November 21, 2008
A young Mormon was on his mission, carrying the Book of Mormon in his coat pocket when he was shot by an armed robber. Fortunately, the bullet lodged in the book and saved him. "See," the missionary said to his companion, "that bullet couldn't get through Second Nephi either.
A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" Little Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping."
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."
A man: God, how much is a million dollars to you?
God: It is but a penny.
A man: God, how long is a million years to you?
God: It is but a second.
A man: God, could you please give me a penny?
God: Sure, just a second.
One Sunday evening my four year old daughter, Ginger, was explaining the contents of each of a series of pictures she had received in her primary class that day. She came to a picture of Jesus surrounded by little children. One of the children sat on Jesus' knee. In a solemn and reverent tone, my daughter told us that this was a picture of Jesus asking the little children what they wanted for Christmas.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
And my FAVORITE...... The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The landfill was so full, they had to refuse more refuse.
4) Please polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could be in the lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier chose to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, it is time to present the present.
8) A bass was paint ed on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot , the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does strange antics when does are around.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong for us to wind the sail.
18) I shed a tear upon seeing the tear in the painting.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) I need to intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, no ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.English muffins were not invented in England nor French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies,while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet,are meat. We take English for granted.But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly,boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2indices? Is it not crazy that you can make amends, but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think the first teachers of the language' should have been committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. How is it that people recite a play and play at a recital;ship by truck and send cargo by ship; have noses that run and feet that smell??
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down; you fill in a form by filling it out and an alarm goes of f by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.This is why...when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.
PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
If you postdate your checks while shopping on Sunday...You might be a Mormon.
If you believe Heck is the place for people who do not believe in gosh...You might be a Mormon.
If your Mom was pregnant at your sister’s wedding reception...You might be a Mormon.
If you pray that your food might "nourish and strengthen your body" before eating doughnuts...You might be a Mormon
If you think Jell-O is one of the basic food groups...You might be a Mormon
If at least one of your salad bowls is at a neighbor's house...You might be a Mormon.
If you've ever written a "Dear-John" to more than two missionaries on the same day....You might be a Mormon.
If you were frustrated when your son "only" got accepted to Harvard...You might be a Mormon.
If you have one kid in diapers and one on a mission...You might be a Mormon.
If you have never arrived at a meeting on time...You might be a Mormon.
If you have more wheat stored in your basement than most third world countries...You might be a Mormon.
If you've already got your order in for volume 50 of "The Work and The Glory"...You might be a Mormon.
If you think it is all right to watch football on Sundays as long as a direct descendant of Brigham Young is playing...You might be a Mormon.
If you have to guess more than five times the name of the child you're disciplining...You might be Mormon.
If you automatically assume that BYOB means, Bring Your Own Burgers...You might be Mormon.
If you go to a party and someone spikes the punch with Pepsi...You might be a Mormon.
If you arrive to an activity an hour late and are the first person there...You might be a Mormon.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
reception was excellent.
A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."
Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.
A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"
An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
I went to a seafood disco last week ... and pulled a mussel.
What do you call a fish with no eyes? A "fsh."
Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says,"Dam!"
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."
A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain;they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins, for goodness sake! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little,which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ......... (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good).....A super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
And finally, there was the person who posted twenty different puns to her blog, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh.However: No pun in ten did.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Last night we were disappointed and frozen to find out that we did not have hot water. But because wifey here was so amazing freezing Nik boiled at least six pots of water so we could take a warm bath. And warm is was. I am usually not a fan of really hot baths, but I think that my body was trying to stock pile the warm for later when it would be gone. After the bath we blasted the heater in the bedroom and cuddled in to watch Chuck.
It was a good night.
Oh, and I never thought I would find myself grateful for the snow, but last night was about 10 degrees colder than the night before, and it is all due to the snow. That layer of clouds kept me from freezing two nights ago. Unlike the clear skys we had last night that resulted in a Popsicle Lena.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
For those of you who may be questioning this, I do NOT have curly hair. At all. And my hair does not normally hold curl well.
So, Thursday night Amy came over to put spongy rollers in my hair, it took about an hour and a half from start to finish. The result the next morning was something resembling Little Orphan Annie. Not bad, but not what I wanted. So I spent the morning finger combing my hair to see if it would loosen up a little. The result is the picture from the previous post. That lasted most of the day. I did have to do some touch ups before my party that night. Oh, and it turns out I DO own a curling iron, but it is a 1/4" one. So it makes very little curls. I was also reminded of why I do not curl my hair by myself. CURLING IRONS ARE USELESS!! They look good at the beginning, and then, nothing. Oh well. I kept the curl til Sunday after dinner. And I was sad to see it go.
When I woke up this morning and saw my flat, straight hair. It made me sad inside. And it made me want to cut and/or dye my hair soon. Maybe a perm. Maybe not.
My hair is boring.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Me at work. I was Rosie the Riveter (don't I look hard-core!). Thanks to Amy who made my hair uber-curly, something I am not used to and got lots of compliments on. I am wearing it curly today too, but I don't think it will make it to tomorrow. But I may have to invest in some spongy curlers.
From left to right: Talina (Scientist, for Halloween and in real life), Annie (gypsy, and the party was at her house), Sami Jo (Witch, for Halloween and not in real life), David (Cowboy, for Halloween and possibly in real life), and Christi sitting on the couch (she was an 80's Diva, or bridesmaid. The jury is still out on that one. Oh, that she is definitely NOT that in real life. Very stylish).
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ok, that show was awesome! Nik and I both splurged and got ourselves tee shirts. Nik's is light blue with a cassette tape with the tape coming out and writing Jason Mraz. Mine is yellow and has the cover art for his new CD along the with name of the tour, Fond of Hats. Yet, they did not sell any hats! Oh, and I have never stood in a Merch line for that long in my life. Nor have I been ignored like that before. Very frustrating.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
|You Belong in 1950|
I guess I agree with this. I do love the 50's, but since watching Mad Men, I don't think I could cut it. A lot was expected of women in that day. And a lot was over looked. I think the clothes were the best part. Except that I want to keep my current bra. And I am not innocent....
Love the Drive In though....
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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I just want to thank all the little people that helped me get to this prestigious place. I plan to move to Switzerland so I don't have to convert the currency. I will buy a big house, a nice car and Season 7 of Gilmore Girls. But don't worry! I will share the wealth! As soon as I get my money, I will send each of you a check for $25 cause you are so important to me.
Don't hate me cause I'm rich.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
When wer got there we quickly realized that a couch this size was never going to fit in our tiny front room, no matter what the nice sales man said. Just for fun we let him show us another sectional that might fit better in the room. Let me just say, that I have now found my dream couch. That thing was amazing! WAY over our price range if we bought the whole thing, but they sell it in individual pieces, so we could make it more affordable. Its like a Lego couch. The corner, and armless pieces are completely movable, so you can make it as big or little as you need to. And it has an optional ottoman that when you arrange the pieces just right, it looks like an oversized day bed. Very awesome. Even Nik was in love with it and we spent the rest of the night trying to figure out how we could 1) afford the thing, and 2) fit it in our room. I don't think either of them are a reality, but the couch is REALLY cool! Here it is:
Does that sound a little crazy to anyone else?
Please tell me that we are smarter than that. Please tell me that we do not turn on our computers and base our entire voting strategy on an email. And that we do not, in general, believe everything that comes through, just because it came from a friend.
Next time you get an email, or hear a story that sounds just a little off, or maybe a little far fetched. Take it with a grain of salt. And if you feel like that about the email, chances are that others you know will feel the same (or in my case, stronger) about the email, and don't pass it on.
Stop the mud slinging. We all have our opinions and that is great. I even enjoy a friendly debate every once in a while. But don't thrust your opinion on me if I did not ask for.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Ten things to do with the Letter K:
Kellogg's Cereal: I live on cold cereal, and even though I am not brand specific, Kelloggs is a good representation of my obsession.
Kitty Cats: Oooo...soooo cute! I want one so bad! But alas, I have an apartment and a husband that tell me no.
Kohl's: This store is one of my new favorites. I have always liked to go with Talina and her sisters, but lately I have been turning to it for my own needs.
Kooky: Like me!
Kris Kringle: Santa Clause, Papa Noel, Father Christmas, Sinterklas, whatever you call him, he is pretty amazing, and a staple tradition in our family.
Kudos: Love to get them, love to give them. (and eat them...good granola bars...)
Katharine Hepburn: Classic beauty, amazing actress. I wish I had been around in her hay-day.
Kryptonite: This one doesn't even need an explanation. If you don't know what it is, come out of the cave you have been living it, its ok, the big shiny world is really a nice place. We have pancakes.
Kookaburra: "Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra, gay your life must be."
oh, and a big shout out to Mom who sent me a HUGE list of K words when I was majorly stuck. And, *thanks* Lou, for giving me such a sucky letter. Nothing good starts with K! Except Kathy, my mom, who I already pointed out is awesome.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Next WAS my favorite band, Dashboard Confessional. I have loved Dashboard for years and years now and was so excited to finally see them again. And they did not disappoint. Chris Caraba is just as attractive as ever (below) and they even sang the new Pink song So What. And did a mighty fine job of it too!
Headlining was Panic! At The Disco. And I love Panic! I was so excited to see them for the first time, and it was a little disappointing. I do not have their new album yet, but from what they played at the show, I know it is a little more mellow than the first one. And that is cool, I like the mellow. But the band themselves did not really bring their A game. It was fun to sing along with the songs I knew, but they just didn't have what was necessary to keep me interested in the new stuff. Cool light shows and screen effects, though. By far the best part of the whole show was when they covered the always famous Shout! made famous by Joey Dee & The Starlighters. The crowd went nuts! I took a video, but it is not very good quality and I can't get it at work. So you will all just have to use your imaginations.
All in all, it was a good show. I am glad I went and I am even more glad that Nik humored me and sat through the whole thing without complaining! Love You!