Sunday, December 6, 2009

Microwave Safe and Hypocritical People for a Happy Thanksgiving:)

First off I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! Mine was amazing in Arizona! I wore shorts... yes shorts! on Thanksgiving and I LOVED it to say the least! Here in Michigan it is in the 20s pretty regularly now, so 80 on Thanksgiving Day was awesome! My family had a nice dinner at my Aunt and Uncle's house and then we went to see the Blind Side. (which was AMAZING! seriously best movie I have seen in a long time!) Thanksgiving was followed by the wedding of my cousin Lindsay and everything turned out great! Notice also beautiful sunset behind my family! (plus Karli):) I was so excited to be in shorts and the warmth that I didn't even notice the sun was shining its last rays of sunshine that day. So amazing!! Beau kind of looks like a mouse but still very cute picture I think:)

So... I have been wanting to write this blog for a while now. I have been puting it off because I have injured my hands pretty badly and typing for extended periods is really painful, but my hands were feeling ok today so I decided I'd just hurry and get it done! The initial idea came from hot chocolate. I got home late one night, and wanted to enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate. So, I poured a glass of milk and stuck it in the microwave and prepared the chocolate powder to make my delicious drink. After one minute, the milk was the perfect temperature and I was ready for a sip. To my dismay, as I put the "microwave safe" cup to my lips, I had the sudden sensation of burning! My "microwave safe" cup just about blistered my lips it was so hot!! I couldn't believe it, how can people false advertise in this way?? I have had this experience with many different kinds of eating ware and can't believe how many things say they are microwave safe, when in reality you could fry an egg on them because it's so hot! How ridiculous! I am sure I am not the only who has ever experienced this, so I thought all of you would appreciate this since I am sure one of you at least has burned your mouth or hand on a "microwave safe" dishes.
The culprit (to the left)... no worries my lip is healed:)

The second inspiration for this blog comes from the movie theater my family and I went to on Thanksgiving to see the Blind Side. My mom, Zach, Jordan, Beau, Zach's girlfriend (and my really good friend) Karli, Megan, and my twin cousins Kylee and Shay, were at the movie theater an hour before it started so we could save seats for our 22 friends and family members coming. We were one of the first people in line and getting enough seats to save was no problem... keeping them saved was another story! We had 11 seats on two rows and I know! That is A LOT of seats but in all honesty, who hasn't saved seats at one point or another in their life? So we had the seats saved and so far people had been nice and when we told them that we were saving seats for family and friends, they just kept moving along trying to find seats. Maybe not happily, but still willing. Anyway, suddenly two women shove past my mom (who was sitting on the end of the seats we had saved). As my mom said in an extremely nice way I might add, "Oh, I am sorry! We have those seats saved" the first lady sat smack dab in the middle of all our seats and without looking at my mom she said, "if they aren't here, they aren't saved!" I couldn't believe it! I leaned over to my mom and said I hope she has never saved a seat in her life because if she has, she is a bit of a hypocrite! I then decided that at least it would make a great blog story:) Anyway, this is way too much typing and getting long but Thanksgiving was great... even with a healing burnt lip and people stealing our saved seats! I love the holidays!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Signs that make you think... or laugh

So today I was sitting at the bus stop, waiting for the bus (obviously). I started reading the many different signs posted and my eye was drawn to one the told of a cleaning crew that would come to your house to clean it for you. Some parts of the sign went as follows, and I quote:

(there were exactly four question marks)

yes doing) FOR YOU!!!!!

-A deep cleaning, we let your place sparkling, just ready to moving in.

and so on and so forth.... haha

I wasn't sure what to think of this sign... maybe call them and help them put one out that made grammatical sense.(I'm not sure that sentence makes sense either and I wrote it!!) But then (while laughing at how funny all those sentences sound) I realized... maybe that was their trademark! That is what they were going for... great cleaners... not so great with advertising.

I saw another sign that made me laugh the other day... I've never seen this before in my life but I kid you not it was real. (Maybe people who have seen the
se signs wont find them so funny?) Isn't a farmer, in a tractor, crossing the street semi obvious?? I would hope that it is a given that in a farming area, farmers might cross the street now and again! I think the main reason it made me laugh is because they put up deer crossing signs to help drivers to look for the deer. Drivers need to look for deer because the deer aren't very intelligent when a car is coming at 50 mph! They don't run away from the car, they run into it! (Anybody who has hit a deer can attest to this) It makes it seem like the farmer is an animal that doesn't know what to do when a fast car is coming! Too funny!!

I decided a post about funny signs was necessary after seeing two that made me laugh in less than a week. I remember my brother Zach sending home all sorts of funny signs while he was on his mission.... I wonder what funny signs other people have seen. Here are a few that I found after doing some google research. Enjoy!!

At least they are honest right?

Make sure you catch the fine print... sorry kinda small:)
Funny Sign 9
hmm... I'll have to think about that if I ever run into that sign
Funny Picture 10
Maybe they were predicting the future?
Funny Sign 4
I am glad our tax dollars are going to signs like that:)

Funny Sign 5
This is when you start going crazy
Funny Sign 8
Glad I don't live in that city...
I just found this one... couldn't resist! haha

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Halloween:)

So, I love Halloween for one thing... but this year was extra fun because I got creative with my costume (with the help of my mom and a 10 year old) and had a fabulous birthday! I was out in the lobby at Hill Auditorium after the USO/UPO Halloween concert and saw a little boy dressed as a waiter with real food glued to the tray. I thought it was BRILLIANT! So I decided to copy his/his mom's idea and be a waitress! I borrowed an apron from work, dug out my EFY name tag, and went to work deciding what foods I wanted to have on my tray. My mom suggested wine glasses with a piece of cake so I started getting creative. I bought two cute wine glasses (which are both now broken... they didn't even last a week!) and a plate. Then I bought two jello packs orange and red, some styro-foam, and frosting. The finished product looked great and I think people loved it. One of the greatest costumes I have ever done!! I then glued everything to the tray and it looked completely legit! I did end up turning it over too quickly and lost one of the glasses. The other one lasted until last night when Helaman accidentally knocked it over. At least one lasted throughout the Halloween celebrations! So that was fun!

My birthday was also great... it felt like a five day birthday which anyone can appreciate. It was my 21st birthday so people seemed extra thoughtful. Some amazing friends in my ward sent me flowers! They are BEAUTIFUL! I am doing everything I can to keep them alive and well for as long as possible. My mom also sent me new make-up (always a favorite!) and a v-slicer! I have already used it many times and I am loving having it around our apartment. My dad gave me $100 which was also GREAT! People in the ward also took me to various meals, with cards and gifts on top. It was great and I couldn't have asked for anything else!