30 November 2008
29 November 2008
What you don't realize is that after he makes his opponent tap out, he eats them. That's the tragic truth behind the fatness. What a jolly old fellow.
27 November 2008
I went last weekend with my 3 year old niece (Liesl) and 1 year old nephew (Algy). Algy likes to ride the train, so we went on the train tour of the park. As we approached the turkey vultures the narrator was telling us that they are also called "The Wieners of the West". I was laughing my can off and the guy sitting in front of me turned around and gave me that quizzical "what's so funny" look. I told him and then he clarified that the narrator actually said that they are called "The Cleaners of the West". I was embarrassed.
Look at this guy. He obviously is experiencing the joy that is contained in naked hammock sleeping. Not a care in the world.
So after the zoo I went to my brother's house and for The Big Thanksgiving Dinner. We're not big turkey eaters so we went with Thanksgiving Burgers! Beef, not turkey. They were insanely delicious. That's our tradition. Don't hate.
After dinner I was playing with my niece and she kept telling me that her stomach hurt. I didn't know what to do so I just rubbed her tummy for a little while and told her that I was using my magic powers to make her bellyache go away. Right then she hurled all over me. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this was pipeline throwup. Her entire mouth-hole was was expelling the nastiness. This was a massive pukage. A pukage that could go down in history. I just stared at her in horror as I fought the down the urge to puke at the sight and smell of her puke. I kept telling myself that it's mind over matter. As soon as the urge passed and I was ok, she puked all over me again. The same volume of the pink, stringy, chunky mess! I was going to lose it. I turned my head and stared at the opposite wall until I could contain myself again. My brother grabbed her and carried her to the kitchen. Just before they reached the sink she hurled one more time. It was so incredibly disgusting. I'm sorry for telling you but I just really felt the need to have you know.
24 November 2008
And now you know.
Today was an interesting day at work. We have some construction going on next to our lab (big expansion project) and the construction crew supposedly hit our main water line causing a big leak. The water was then shut off in the whole lab. It was only 1pm and we were told that we all could leave. I promptly found my awesome friend Ashley and invited myself to her house to play Guitar Hero World Tour. Have you seen the commercial for it? It's awesome. Check this out:
A couple of weeks ago, Ashley and I grabbed some hamburgers at Five Guys Burgers and Fries and then went to the Nickelcade and played video games for 2 and a half hours. That's what we do. We felt like a couple of 16 year old boys. We are total nerds together. Friends like that are few and far between.
16 November 2008
I learned so much by just showing up and watching. Takedown techniques, being patient with a submission and sticking with it until it takes, set-up strategies, preparation for a match, etc...it was making all excited for the next tournament.
Denver getting his opponent in his guard. He got a wicked omo plata submission in an earlier round. It was amazingly cool.
Camrann in a flash of pink.
Next tournament is on March 7th, and VTD will be in it - Do or Die!
13 November 2008
Anyway, I forgot to mention the highlight of my weekend...the Grizzlies game! Did you know that Grizzlies hockey started back up? The game on Friday night was for breast cancer awareness and they dyed the ice PINK. And the players wore pink jerseys that they auctioned off at the end of the night. But that's not the best part. The game was INCREDIBLE. They were playing The Reign from Ontario, California. The Reign scored 2 goals in the first period and maintained that lead late into the third period. The Reign goal tender was insanely good. We took three times as many shots on goal as the opposing team did and we didn't score. Two and a half minutes left of the third and we put one in the net. The crowd is one their feet and rallying for the home team at the this point. Eighteen seconds left and we score another! The game is tied. The third period ends and we go into overtime. Five minutes are put on the clock. No goals are scored in overtime. It goes to a shootout. Five players from each team each take a turn for a one-on-one with the opposite teams goalie. One by one they try for a goal and each one fails. Second to last dude on The Grizz gets up there and knocks one in. People are ripping off their shirts in swinging them over their heads at this point ( I was like one milimeter away from such a display). The last player from The Reign shoots wide and we win the game!!! My friends, that was a GREAT game.
I'm surprised that more people don't advantage of watching an ECHL hockey team here in Utah. In my personal opinion there are far more exciting sports to watch than U of U/BYU football and The Jazz. I've got a hook-up to get me into the games for free, so if you want to go just give me a call. Check out the schedule here. And if the only hockey knowledge you have is from watching The Mighty Ducks movies, then I'll sit next to you and explain this amazing game.
Seriously, you should have told me to take out the shoulder pads. As if I wasn't broad enough. Sheesh.
Check out some of Miyo Strong's amazing work here (including the Absolute team photos ). She works for Busath Photography and I think there's a link to the Busath site from her blog. I will shamelessly tell you to hire her for all your photography needs! She's good at what she does and she's ADORABLE!
09 November 2008
First things first.....................I won Mindi's superfantastic giveaway! I can't possibly convey how excited I was and how much I adore the Cherella purse that was sent. The day I received it in the mail I emptied out my other purse and transferred the vast contents into my new beauty. I went to the grocery store and I got THREE compliments on it immediately. I kid you not. It's that stunning. See...................
Guess what else she sent with the purse................
A turkey to go with my toilet paper pumpkin! You can now see what size it is in relation to a toilet paper roll. Isn't that what you wanted to know? Isn't it a regal turkey, perched there all proud on top of a pumpkin half? That's a really good looking turkey there.
So thanks a billion, Mindi! I adore you and your blog of hilarious awesomeness! For VTS's next giveaway I'll rig it so that you win. And it'll be something awesome, like swim goggles or a V8 (not the engine, the juice).
Go check out her blog. You'll never regret that you did.
On Wednesday, I got a call from a new friend at work inviting me to the Ludo concert. If you've never heard of Ludo, you should go check them out. I wasn't too familiar with the band but accepted the invitation anyway because I wanted to get to know these people better. We had wicked fun time. I did see more men in skinny jeans than I ever have seen at one gathering before. Damn those skinny jeans. The bitterness that you detect in that statement probably stems from the fact that I will never, ever in my entire life look good in a pair of skinny jeans. It just won't happen.
The opening bands were really good also. The Graduate was first, followed by Eye Alaska, and then The Higher come on right before Ludo. Eye Alaska did a really great punk version of Kanye West's Love Lockdown. I enjoyed The Higher the most, even though the lead singer could've been mistaken for a 12 year old girl. I have a couple of their songs at the bottom of the playlist to the right that you can peruse at your leisure. Oh, and Ludo gave us Kazoos! I forgot how fun those were.
It could be that I personally feel that I'm funnier than I actually am. That's probably it. But wait, I pulled the same stunts on others in my current section and they think it hilarious (I tend to recycle jokes). Oh well.
04 November 2008
01 November 2008
Because of the rules associated with a lab, we aren't able to have food of any kind in our work area. Our company decided to host a trick-or-treat where each section was to make a candy container and they were to be displayed in one of the conference rooms. The kids would then come around and trick-or-treat from the containers. We had a contest to see which section created the scariest, most creative and funniest container. Here are the winners:
Hospital Reprocessing received the scariest prize with this hands and skull work of art.
VTS' commentary: LAME.
Pharmaceuticals got the funniest prize for this paper mache head of our lab director.
VTS' commentary: LAME.
QA Auditors got the prize for most creative with this skeleton bride in a casket.
VTS' commentary: LAME. Fine, it isn't lame. But what the crap? A frickin' casket! Sorry that the rest of us weren't out grave robbing that night in order to win a gift certificate for breakfast at Gandolfo's.
No one in my section had any interest in participating in this tomfoolery. I decided at the last minute to head up this project. This is what emerged:
It's AWESOME, I know! It's a haunted sharps/biohazard container. It's funny because you're NEVER supposed to put your hand in one of those. Totally off limits. Dry ice was put in the bottom and then a shelf was made for the middle of the container to put the candy on. You had the reach through the fog to get your candy. It should've won. Probably in all three categories. But whatever. Those judges wouldn't have recognized creative genius if it walked up to them and kicked 'em in the chucks. But I don't care because you all know that I'm not very competitive. Still, it should've won. (grumble, grumble)
We had a great activity for young women's on Wednesday night. Kristin really put together an awesome evening. We had dinner, bobbed for apples, ate donuts off of a string, played rock band (I sang Sabotage for yet another audience) and made this awesome Halloween decoration.
This is my favorite decoration of all time! Mostly because it is made out of a toilet paper roll and because it took about 45 seconds from start to finish to make this craft. Seriously, this is my kind of project. And it's hilarious! I'm going to display it all year. Thanks Kristin, for adding the 6th home decor item to my residence.
And now the moment you've all been waiting for........................
Well, next year I resolved to be something cute and sassy to reflect my cute and sassy self, as you can see in this next picture..........
Ooops. Not that one. I meant this one.....
Damnit, I'm downright adorable. Say it!