Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good friends are hard to find

Maybe this is proof that I have officially reached middle aged loserville, but Wednesday nights have literally changed my life. It's been a long time since I had something to look forward to on a regular basis, and I have to say Quizzo at the Owl is the best thing that has happened to me since dating. See, we all get into ruts. Marriage, work, kids, life. It consumes us. For me, the "mom" me took over for a long time. TOO long. I felt guilty if I was doing something without them. Now, I cherish my "date" nights with my husband, getting out and enjoying time with our friends, and maybe learning a factoid or two in the process. I just want to thank The Owl and Harry for making Quizzo night possible. Also, Invader Trent, Soffe, Bridge and Max for making it so great. And Max, I hope you know, I'm just messing with you man!!! It's how I roll. No, I'm not drunk. This week anyway. Go Hell's Satans!

Monday, July 28, 2008

busy little bee me

Saturday we bought a very nice used couch and love seat from some mansion owners in North East Logan. It's only 1.5 years old, and a very comfy over-stuffed, micro-fiber style. We also hauled off our old set to D.I. My ass hurts from moving furniture! I am SO out of shape.
It's not necessarily the color I would like (Aggie Blue), but we can make it work. It was cheap. $350. Now, I know what you are thinking, cause we thought the same. We could go to Palmer's and buy a BRAND NEW set for $600. We decided to forgo new furniture for 2 reasons: Kids and cats. What's the point? Our last set barely survived 3 years. Now I understand why my grandparents covered their furniture in plastic.
Sunday and today I painted the remainder of our living room and re-arranged some decor. My living room is now blues, browns and tans with black furniture. I absolutely love it. It's really starting to look homey. We've lived here over 2 years now and I'm JUST getting around to fixing things up. I still have a lot of little things to do, like paint my green furniture black, hang some curtains, find some throw rugs, etc. Man decorating is a lot of money and work! I keep telling myself it's worth it. I will be SO happy when we can get a new flat panel TV and get rid of the monstrosity 10 year old big screen T.V. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon to share.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I started working when I was 15 years old. Since then I have probably had well over 100 jobs. I stopped counting about 15 years ago. Ask The Dave. He'll vouch. It used to be a thrill ride for me. I never worried about being unemployed because getting a job came so easily. TOO easy. Now I'm getting old and have responsibilities that no longer allow me the luxury to job hop.
Please understand. It's not because I don't like to work. I understand that work = money = spending. I like to shop. I like nice things. My motto is "Happiness is just a payday away".
My problem is I get bored easily. Once I learn the job and perfect it, I need more.
I need challenge.
Back to my current sitch.
I have been at my current job for over a year and a half now, which is pretty monumental for me. The company I work for is well established. We are growing fast. I make decent money. It's a laid back environment. I work with great people and have awesome benefits. Unfortunately, it is a fairly monotonous dead end job. Which is OK at this point in my life, because it pays the bills and allows us to live comfortably. So Monday they posted a new position within the company in the Purchasing department. On a whim Tuesday I applied. I know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about purchasing. Yesterday I learned they chose me for the position. I'm giddy. I feel proud. I haven't felt that in a long time. They tell me there is a lot of growth opportunity. My new boss is an amazing woman. As much as I love my old boss, and feel badly for abandoning her, I know that this is a good move for me. So wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I am drunk, so if this post makes no sense to you or offends, so be it. You have been warned!
Today at work I had the opportunity to attempt to explain to our out of state customers about Pioneer Day and why we are closed for it. See, when I told them we would be closed for Pioneer Day, of course their reaction was "Um, what's Pioneer Day?" but I could tell in their voices they were actually thinking "WTF?" I had a really hard time explaining it, since I am not Mormon nor celebrate this traditional state holiday. I mumbled something like: "It's a celebration of when the Mormon settlers came to Utah and either kicked out, converted or killed all the Indians and laid claim to the land." Maybe not those exact words, but I got a laugh out of it anyway. Tonight at the Owl after party, we were discussing this topic and Max (a good friend and pickle sharer) said "It's no different than other state holidays". WHAT? Is there other states that celebrate similar holidays? PAID time off other than the regular federal holidays? REALLY?? I don't mean to be ungrateful here, cause anyone else I'm not going to look a paid day off in the eye, but this makes no sense to me for many reasons. First of all, the company I work for deals mostly with out-of-state customers who would probably prefer us to be open on a mid-week day since they couldn't care less about our state holiday. Second, can you say "separation of state and religion?" Oh. And I don't get drunk often because I'm old and my body doesn't recuperate as well as it used to, but tonight I had good reason to celebrate. I got a promotion to another department at work today. I'm stoked. I get to learn something new! YAY ME! Passing out now...


Well, this week I didn't lose. But I didn't gain either. I can honestly say I didn't even really make an effort, so I'm pretty OK with the results. In 9 weeks I've only lost 7 pounds. *sigh* I need some motivation!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dark Knight

The movie was awesome. As reviewed, Heath Ledger stole the show. I was saddened because his talent, as shown in this performance, would be the last to ever be shared with the world.
I have vowed from this day forward that we will NEVER go back to Stadium 8. The movie (as all new releases do) was playing in the surround sound theater which sucked ass. The film and sound was cutting out during the previews, then throughout the movie the sound was having minor issues. About 15 minutes before the end, it cut out completely so we missed some crucial dialog. This is NOT the first time we have experienced technical problems at this same theater. Is the owner of Westates punishing us heathens for going to his theater on a Sunday?? Needless to say I got our money back...but I felt it odd that the manager said "I'm so sorry-it just started doing this today", yet didn't bother NOT selling any more tickets to unsuspecting theater goers. Quality.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Winning the Lottery

Once or twice a month I make the trek up to La Tienda, Idaho to join many in their quest to become an instant millionaire. I justify this by knowing I'm contributing to the education system. My son and I make it kind of a "date". He usually goes with me, and we have deep meaningful talks along the way. As deep an meaningful as a 10 year old boy's conversation can get mind you. For those reading this not familiar with where we live, It's about 30 minutes each way depending on traffic. Today, my son thought we should work on using "The Secret" and decide what to do with our winnings. See, he understands the secret and uses it all the time. He KNOWS we are going to win, but what WILL we do with all that money???
I decided to post our thoughts in hopes that the universe is listening and we will attract it to be.
My son decided we need a bigger home and more toys. How could I argue that? We would of course pay off all our debt. We would donate 10% to charity. We have a mental list of people we would "gift" large sums to for always being there for us. We would set up our mom's for the remainders of their lives. We would invest in our, retirement, etc. Then, with whatever is left we would take a nice long vacation to somewhere tropical. Maybe visit relatives in Alaska, Germany, Spain. Dave and I both like our jobs so we are not certain we would quit working as tempting as that would be. I personally would love to hire a personal tutor for the kids and travel, but I'm sure that would get old after a while. I would however LOVE to open my own business. This is MY dream. So universe, if you are listening, MAKE IT HAPPEN! We are good people and deserve good things. We are not selfish, and would share our newfound wealth. PEACE!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


My work is hosting a "Biggest Loser" type contest. We are currently in week 8 of 12. I have so far been doing so-so. My weight loss journey started out slow, but I've been moving up the list slowly but surely. I was really hoping that I would get my fat ass motivated when there was money involved. Today I learned that the leading loser is down 28#'s. How can I possibly beat that?? Of course he has a lot more to lose than I do, but STILL! Oh well, keeping positive, at least I'm losing SOMETHING.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


So we went to see Wanted last night. If you liked The Matrix, you will like this movie. Personally, I thought is was just barely better than OK. It had a few great action scenes, some of which were in the commercials. I give it a 1 & 1/2 because it will probably lose a lot of it's intensity on the small screen. If you decide to go see it, I would not recommend Stadium 8 as it had a few sounds glitches in the middle of the movie. The movie was supposed to start at 9:20pm and at 9:30 I finally went and asked an employee to start the movie. Quality. See previous post.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Latest movie rating by yours truly. I try to keep my posts short because I don't like to bore my (very few) readers, so I apologize ahead of time for this longer than usual one. When I "review" a movie, I do my best not to give away the plot, which is why the "review" part is pretty generic. I usually rate movies in 3 ways. 1) Good enough to pay for at the theater w/popcorn, candy, soda, the whole spiel 2) Wait for video/download, and 3) don't bother. This one was tough. I thought this movie was pretty entertaining. It was short-only 90 minutes long. Better than the reviews gave it, but it's not going to win any awards. I'm a big Will Smith fan though, so that might have a lot to do with my rating. I think it was matinée worthy just to see the effects on the big screen, but bring your own treats. Yea, I know that is frowned upon, but hey-too many movies out and not enough money to see them all. Plus, I used to work at Stadium 8 and can tell you the owner is making bank. Can you honestly say you see that money going BACK into the theaters upkeep and maintenance? Have you BEEN to the ladies bathroom lately?? And they only pay minimum wage.
Previous movie ratings are as follows: Kung Fu Panda & Wall-E get 1's. Indiana Jones/Crystal Skull gets a 2 mostly because it's a necessary addition to the collection. Iron Man gets a 2 just because my family liked it more than I did-otherwise it would get a 3. The Hulk I personally didn't go see, but again, husband and kids liked it, so it gets a 2. We will go see "Wanted" tonight or tomorrow. Maybe if I have sex with my husband before the movie he won't have to endure a major hard on for Angelina Jolie for 1 hour 48 minutes. Of course if I wait until after, it might be worth it :)
Get Smart & Love Guru will probably be seen this winter as a d/l when there is nothing else to watch. The only reason I want to see Love Guru is to see JT's character. I have mixed feelings about going to see "The Dark Knight". I'm still in mourning over losing Heath.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


We did it. We won. We finally won Quizzo. We beat the "Evil Empire". At least this week...