Friday, October 31, 2008


(sung to tune Hokey Pokey)

Put your right arm in, put your right arm out, 
Put your right arm in and shake it all about

Do the Hooky Spooky and everybody shout 
"That's what it's all about! BOO!"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

there really is such a thing as productive surfing

Cate went down for a nap and I have been diligently preparing my lesson for Sunday. Time for a break. Came across this site:

Apparently you watch their weekly webisodes and in return you get to print off free product coupons for their product of the week. Hmm, free food. But it’s for real. Visit their website and watch the short film then print your coupon. You can print as many times as you like, but it’s one per customer. So, come back to your local store over the course of the week and enjoy your free product coupons again and again or visit different locations. The videos are fairly amusing, pretty creative in fact.

This week the coupon is for free applesauce. Click to see what stores in your area participate in this program. (In O-town it’s Allen’s, Macey’s and Harmon’s)

I have always been fond of families from the west.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Birthday Haiku

If I am remembering right the form is 5-7-5, yes? It’s tough expressing yourself with such few syllables to work with, but I am of the opinion everyone should have a poem written in their honor. Here goes:

Happy Birthday, bird
Time makes you more endearing
Go have birthday cake

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Castle for Candy, er, I mean Sadie

Dana graciously allowed me to make some games and scenery for Sadie's Princess Birthday party. Can I just say how much I love glue and duct tape and cardboard? All week I cut and painted. See the results.

It's meant to be an interactive castle, as in note the puppet show part and the games on the backside of the walls. I think I want to move in.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A.(S.S.) is for Apple

Hb generously gave us a bag of freshly picked apples from off his backyard tree. He had ld and I note their color, cracklin’ crisp texture and superior flavor.
Be sure to wash them, he warned. I sprayed them a lot to keep them worm free.

We nodded. Very fine apples, indeed.

I remarked on his tremendous talent for growing apples.

Hb, in true A.S.S. humility, sighed. What can I say? Like my father before me, I am a man of the soil.

‘Ya think?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Advice from my Mom, Part 1

Put on some lipstick. Even an old barn looks better with a coat of paint.

If something matters to you, do it whole heartedly.

School, education is important. Who would consciously choose ignorance?

It is neither respectful nor mentally healthy to place a bowl of mashed potatoes on the couch.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

the leonardo

If you are in SLC in the next couple of months I am recommending you see Body Worlds. Not just recommending but strongly urging. Go see, go see, rellys.

Ld and I spent about 2 ½ hours viewing the detailed exhibits yesterday.
Absolutely amazing. You won’t think of your body in the same way ever again. Well worth your money and time. Oh, be sure to get the audio guide as well. It’s a great help to the whole experience.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A High Brow Birthday

Today we are spending ld’s birthday in a most cultured way. Going to a museum, a candlelight dinner, discussing ‘deep socks.’

Given all that, it’s only fitting he be given a hoity toity shout out. Er, Latin no less. Therefore, gratias ago vos pro totus suggero , fixing res quod merriment super annus , diligo of meus vita. EGO diligo vos praeter aer. Gauisus Natalis, Lance Maximus.

Translation: Thank you for all the providing, fixing stuff and merriment over the years, oh love of my life. I love you more than air. Happy Birthday, Lance the Great.