Wednesday, August 27, 2008
About 20 minutes later, Nick emerged from the bedroom worried by the noises he heard. "Are you okay?" he asked with such concern. That concern quickly turned to annoyance when he realized the noise was not sobbing as he had thought, but an attempt to quietly execute gut busting laughter. I was laughing until I had no air left left, but was compelled to continue without another breath. It was the kind of laughter that leads you to worry about wetting you pants. Of course, at 4:00 AM, it takes less humor to get you to that frenzied laughter than at any other time of day, so of course no one else who reads what I was reading will find themselves in the same state of hysteria.
When I got on the computer in the middle of the night, I was tweaking my Google reader settings. Google reader can recommend things it (in its infinite wisdom) thinks you will like. I followed its suggestion to read Normal Mormon Husbands and that's when the laughter started. In particular, his post summarizing the accuracy of his "Breaking Dawn" satire had me in fits. I am sure that I'm late on the band-wagon of the this blog, but better late than never.
Actually, Sarah Page had sent me one of his posts a while ago, but it never occurred to me to read the rest of the blog. I've totally been missing out.
You won't find it as funny as I did, but hopefully you'll find it entertaining. Nick barely chuckled and that was at 4:00 PM.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I went to see "Anything Goes" with my Aunt Jo Ellen at the Murray Park Amphitheater. I was in a production of that show about 10 years ago, and it's my favorite of all the shows I've been in. For that reason, I don't think any community theater production will ever measure up (in my mind) to our production. Also, one of the leads couldn't sing well, and another minor character couldn't sing at all, so that brought the production quality down just a little. We had a nice time at the show.
However, just before intermission, Kate started wildly text-messaging me. The gist of which was we had to leave for California at
5:30 AM the next morning. So Liz, Kate, Harry, Lucy, and I all got up well before sunrise and boarded a plane to LAX. We had a lovely time at Disneyland, Club 33, and the next morning, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Forest Lawn houses some of the finest art work in the world and perfect replicas of other masterworks. One of the most spectacular pieces is Da Vinci's "Last Supper" recreated in stained glass. I suspect it's more beautiful than the original. What they need though is a Winged Victory of Samothrace. After Forest Lawn, we went to the airport with the other four flying back to Utah while I flew to Missouri. Kate took all the pictures of this trip, so we'll have to pester her to post them.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
What?? You aren't familiar with Togo? The small western African nation, sandwiched between Ghana and Benin is home to six million people, but no Olympic champions . . . until today. Benjamin Boukpeti earned the Bronze medal in K1 Whitewater Kayaking. Even though he grew up and trains in France, I'm sure Togo is very proud to call him their own.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
We had a fun time at the Mills. I had my first Orange Julius in years- loved it. The catfish at Cabela's seem to watch me, which totally creeps me out. But oh how I love me some good stuffed animals.
Here Miss A is modeling the knock-off Hooter Hider I made for Heidi (Janette provided the materials.) No joke, that's the trademarked name of this kind of lactation blanket. Anyway, today Heidi left to fly to her new life as a Manhattan Mommy. Nothing gets cooler than that.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Nick is a handy guy. What you may not know is that he's also tough. Last week he began to work on our brakes. At first it was a light rain. Then, it was raining like the peak of monsoon season. He just kept plugging away. When he was done, it was as if he had jumped into a pool in his coveralls.
We were at Brigham and Janette's place partially for their tools and expertise, but largely so Nick could work in a back yard instead of on the street. Nick's clothes were so wet we had to borrow a robe so we could spin his clothes is the washer and then put them in the dryer. Nick emerged from the basement in his robe, but as always had his cellphone clipped at the waist.
Brake Update: All the brakes now have shiny new pads and are not making any funny noises. Oh, and the car stops likes it's supposed to.