Feb 27, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
thanks for your help.
Feb 23, 2008
anyway, the point of this post was really to point out a song that nathan used on one of his videos about his daughter. if you listen to the words, it's like it was made just for them!! normally i hate the foo fighters, but this song is amazing. take a listen...it's called miracle.
Feb 22, 2008
do you ever wonder why some people bother with diet soda? i mean you order a meal from a fast food place, super size it, then get a diet coke as the beverage. i'm totally guilty of this. i mean why stop there? you are already eating a bazillion calories in fries...is the extra million you are saving from the regular coke really worth it??? might as well enjoy the straight grain coke.
the days are finally getting longer. it's starting to get a little lighter as i drive to work in the mornings. i can't wait until spring. i'm so sick of the snow and dreary weather. it's been raining/snowing most of today. blech...
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 14, 2008
so i get off work and head out to my car. on the way to the parking lot, my boyfriend calls. he asks me if i've left work yet. i told him i was just getting to my car and he tells me i need to just go to my parents house. why, i ask? apparently the storm is worse in the south part of the valley (salt lake valley) which is where i need to drive through to get home. he left work at 530pm, starting his usual 30 minute commute, and he isn't even half way home yet...after 2 1/2 hours. he was currently stopped on the freeway. visibility around the point of the mountain (between the two counties-salt lake and utah-we have what's called the point of the mountain) is almost zero. the roads are covered in snow and ice. the freeway exit to our house and all roads to the entire community we live in have been closed. so even after we get through all the traffic, we can't even get up to our house! so he's already past the point of return to come back to my parents, so he decides to try and make it to his parents house.
so i start my travels to my parents house. the roads are bad, but not the worst i've seen. it took me about an hour (usually takes about 20 minutes) to get to my parents house. i stop at walmart and get some pj's and a toothbrush and head to their house. by this time, kerry has been stuck in his car on the freeway for 3 1/2 hours. he's about 1 mile until the end of the traffic that will allow him to get off the freeway to his parents home. so we both spent the night at our parents houses!!!
what a mess!! since this storm hit in the afternoon and had such high winds reducing visibility and creating blizzard conditions, there were several school buses that couldn't get kids home, so they had to go back to the schools were at least 60 kids had to spend the night because they couldn't get home! there were also a few buses that had to be abandoned because they were stuck and they had to move all the kids to other vehicles!
here is a link to the news story from last night about the mess...
so this morning (it's 1030am as i type) i'm still at my parent's, kerry's still at his parent's, and the road to our house is still closed!! happy valentine's day to us!!! so who knows how long we'll be stranded!! once i get home, i can't wait to see how we get to our house since we live on a hill. i'll have to take pictures as i'm sure there will be a ton of snow!!
Feb 11, 2008
(photo from making memories)
from the mm blog:
"Making Memories' new patent-pending Slice is a portable digital cutting machine that measures less than five inches square and weighs less than two pounds. Its iPod-simple interface and easy to read graphics window enables users to select from thousands of high-style images and instantly convert them into die-cuts ranging between ½" and 4" tall. The robin's-egg blue Slice, now available through Making Memories (MSRP: $149.99) comes with an exclusive design card loaded with numerous upper and lower case alphabet fonts, plus loads of shapes that can be cut into vellum, textured cardstock, and other media of any size. The battery operated device is further packaged with AC/DC adapter, a 6" x 6" glass cutting mat, five cutting blades and a light repositionable adhesive that secures paper to the mat, enabling users to create crisp, clean cuts every time."
i know i am going to have to have one of these...watch a demo here.
i absolutely adore it. it is great. it holds 8 gigs, which i'll NEVER fill up. it plays videos, music, audiobooks, and pictures. the thing i love about the music it holds is that you can sort it by a variety of methods. by song type, artist, year, whatever your little heart desires. so as i was getting settled into my 40 minute drive to work yesterday morning, i was filling a little nostalgic (some may laugh at that) and so i sorted the tunes in my player by artist and had a lovely concert of oingo boingo. i changed my music on my blog (if you didn't notice) because i haven't heard enough of their music for a while and the other stuff was getting old!!!
so enjoy the danny elfman and co!
ps i changed my music player from auto start to manual so you have to push play on the player at the bottom of the page to play the music.
it is so entertaining!! i think we played it for about 6 hours on saturday!! we simply could not stop!!! it was like "ok, one more song"...then 2 hours later we actually stopped playing!!! however, i don't think i can stand here creep by radiohead one more time!!!
Feb 10, 2008
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Feb 3, 2008
and just for reference sake...below is a picture of my porch with no snow. so you can see how deep it is. it's snowed at least a foot. if we had to go anywhere today (luckily we don't!) there is no way we would even get out of our driveway or circle!!!
here's another view. when i walked out to take this picture, the snow was almost up to my knees. notice where the brick ends by the garage door and how tall the snow hits it!!! and there is still a heavy snow warning in effect until tomorrow morning. should make for another fabulous monday morning commute...i'm seeing a pattern here...