Saturday, January 31, 2009

Good Grief #2

Now I realize that I am neither a contractor nor engineer, yet sometimes I wonder if they could consult me before going and doing really silly things.

After doing many projects on the house, I've learned to brace myself wondering what crazy, illogical things we will find in the process.

Yet I still wasn't prepared for this one. Bobby installed the perfect ceiling fan while I was out. We looked long and hard to find one that we liked, and that we thought would go well with the house. I walked into the semi-dark the house and attempted to turn on the light only to realize that IT WAS ALREADY ON.

A nightlight would have been brighter than the lighting kit that came with the ceiling fan. And because it was a specialized lighting kit (composed of possible 7 LED lights...) There was nothing that we could do to brighten the problem.

REALLY? Who wants a ceiling fan with a light that doesn't light the room? We (and when I say we, I really always mean bobby) had to disassemble the fan, and take it down to be returned.

We are still on the search for clean modern ceiling fan with a functioning light. Good Grief!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm Bored ( a peek into bobby's random thoughts)

i'm bored at school. yes this is me being bored at school. i just spent the last 30 mins. roaming around the usual places - the e-mail - facebook - people's blogs i haven't seen in a while - blah blah blah. it's not like i'm slackin' or anything. i've done all the homework i can bare before my head explodes. i have 30 MORE minuets till my next class, which is a lab that last 2 HOURS! uhg... i'm ready for the weekend. although i dont know why. it's not like i have anything to do on the weekend. be bored with megan? i'll probably start driving her crazy 5 minuets after we eat and clean up breakfast. i think megan deals with being bored by telling me over and over in a progressively louder voice 'I"M BORED!' but not me, i just try to aggravate her in the most annoying ways possible. what is annoying is different for different people. but after almost 2 years i know what annoys megan. i don't know why i do it sometimes. and sometimes i know exactly why i do it. don't be fooled, megan gets really annoyed at me sometimes mad, and sometimes when i give it just that cherry of annoyance on top, she bursts in tears. that's when i feel like a horrible person and do everything in my power to fix it. i turn into the nicest person imaginable. i think it's a complex. jack does this on LOST - always needs to fix things. hummm... interesting. i do love my wife and i would never intentionally hurt her, i actually feel like poop when i unintentionally do. but.. ya..

So i'm in school - junior - i'm taking a bunch of hard engineering classes - fun -. my stomach has not been so happy in the last week - more than usual -. I mean i don't even know why, the sunday before last we had pineapple curry with some friends which i had left overs for the next week (megan refused to help me finish it), i think pork chop was in there too. then last sunday we had that pineapple curry again for some other friends - it was THAT good -, and again i had/got to do the deed of finishing that off as well. megan made some awesome spaghetti with mushrooms in it - yumm - and now both the curry and the spaghetti are in the fridge waiting for me. PS anyone that does not know me, I like food, aaaand when i eat i don't it it in small portions - i can pack it people -. so know for the last week i think i may have devastated my stomach with delicious food to the point that it's starting to say 'bobby, bobby, bobby, You've had your fun, and now it's time to pay' or 'gargle gargle rumble gargle GLUNCK' it's usually when the GLUNCK arrive that some immediate action must be taken. have i said to much? have i crossed any lines? i don't know, i just don't know. but what i do know is that i have now used up enough time to slowly walk to my class and still have some time to spare. if you've read this blog all the way through. i hope you too needed to waste some time.... cause you just may have.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sushi picnic and a bandit

Turns out that I had to go into the office on Friday. However, the state of Utah has switched to working 4- 10 hour days and is closed on Fridays...

So this wouldn't be a problem until I discover that I can't find my Work ID with my access card in it.. So I'm sitting outside the State office building, hoping to find some other sap who comes to work on a day off to try to follow into the building.

(Side note, the building I work in houses adult probation & parole, Child support collection, DMV car registration, and Child Protection Services- thus people are not always happy nor on their best behavior when they are coming here- so when people look like they are stalking me on my way into the building, it pretty much freaks me right out, and I squeeze in and make sure the door shuts right behind me so no one else can get in with me...)

After 20 minutes or so of lurking, I find a probation officer on his way in the office, plead my case, and find myself in the building. However, since I don't have my access card to get me up the elevator, I decide to take the stairs. Up at the 5th floor, I discover, that though no access card is needed, the door from the stairwell into the hallway is just straight up locked. On my way back down I checked every floor and the doors were also locked. So I find myself back down and the lower level- the only door unlocked (and grateful I'm not stuck in a stairwell!)

But now I'm stuck on the lower level of the building and I can't figure out how to get out. The helpful probation officer is safely behind his security doors, and I can't get the maintenance man i saw to answer the door (even after 20 minutes of knocking)

I pretty much felt like a sketchy person who had gotten them self into a locked government building.

I figured out a way to get to the main level and parked myself on a bench waiting for the next person working on their day off. Luckily this didn't take to long, and I asked another probation officer if he would scan his access card to get me to the 5th floor (hoping he doesn't think I'm going to blow up the building or steal government documents)

Summary: I felt like a schmuck and a bandit and 45+ minutes later, I got into my office.

That night, after several date ideas had busted, we decided to get take-out and have a picnic at home. I rarely eat or crave sushi, but I did on Friday. We didn't want to wait in lines or pay alot, and I remembered that we had seen a $6 plate at Costco (and we love costco.. normally) As was par for the crazy day- they didn't have the $6 plate and we went home with a mountain load of Sushi..

To make up for the whole day, I did enjoy the picnic with Bobby anyway! (and I fell asleep while he watched Gremlins...)

He done good

Bobby took me out for a Saturday afternoon before classes started again. We played with the sled on a little hill (which we could only conquer backward) and a lovely walk through the snow (and of course a snow angel!) And that is how i know he loves me...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

this year I will make bread

After many days of being cooped up in the house. I was feeling beyond a little CRAZY... So I up and decided to make bread.

I have never made a loaf of bread before (i know... gasp) So I just searched on the internet and found what looked to be a good whole wheat recipe.

I have to admit, it turned out pretty darn good for a first timer, and bobby didn't mind the warm yummy loaf.

This is definitely something worth perfecting. So if any of you have a favorite recipe for whole wheat bread you love, I would love to hear about it.

I think 2009 is the year that I will bake bread. And maybe if I'm really good, someday Santa will get me a wheat grinder...

Happy New Year

Once there was a (itty bitty) snowman...
and a husband...
and then the husband wanted to throw giant snow balls in the water...

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