Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mathematical Humor.

Math isn't my favorite subject. I think my math book knows this and does silly things on purpose to make me laugh. Like this:

"The top grossing Disney movies in 2002 were Lilo and Stitch and The Santa Clause 2..."


Math book writer 1: "Shoot, we still haven't gotten permission to publish a picture from either of these movies"

Math book writer 2: "Let's just use the Titanic picture we used two chapters ago"

Math book writer 1: "But that doesn't have anything to do with these movies or this problem..."

Math book writer 2: "Ah, that's alright. No one reads the stuff in the sides anyway"


It may be because it's late and because I have spent the last few hours doing math - but I find this hilarious.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Yes I am obsessed with taking pictures of our garden - sorry.




Thursday, March 25, 2010

San Tan

We went hiking in the San Tan mountains last week with my parents and my niece and nephews.

All this rain has made Arizona pretty, pretty pretty.






Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Life is real

Please go read this article

Real people's real lives are so much more beautiful than any magazine made 'life' could ever be.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Working for the Weekend

All week long I look forward to Friday. More specifically 4:00pm on Friday when I get to leave work and have 2 days off.

Only - weekends are not nearly as exciting as they used to be seeing as my BFF and main source of entertainment (Benson) works both Friday and Saturday nights.

Some weekends he works a double on Saturday which means he's gone from about 10am to 10pm.

So what's a girl to do? I mean, I know I could do laundry, mop, sweep, clean the bathrooms, do math homework but REALLY? Where's the fun in that.

So seriously I need help. What do you do to entertain yourselves when you have a bunch of time to kill?

I am looking for some good ideas here people some REALLY good ideas.

I know you can do it - I belive in you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do you know why a raven is like a writing desk?

Growing up Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorite Disney movies. I also loved watching Through the Looking Glass and other adaptations of Lewis Carroll's book.

So, naturally, hearing that a new Alice in Wonderland would be coming out was very exciting. I finally got to see it last night and I L-O-V-E-D it!

It was not nearly as dark or cartooney as the previews made it look and the costumes were incredible.

I've already decided I need to be the Red Queen for Halloween.

(Now - I must read the book!)

I love these quotes...


"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
"You were much more... muchier. You've lost your muchiness."

Watching the movie made me think of how adorable a little girls room would be decorated with an Alice in Wonderland theme... I imagine soft colors, vintage tea sets and tea towels, hats, hat pins, red roses, pretty victorian chairs, Alice in Wonderland prints, pocket watches, keys, a tea cart, small glass bottles and of course - door knobs.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Highlights of the Week

Here's a few of my shining moments this week:

- Going to dinner at Ling & Louie's for a double date with my parents. (you should try this place - it's awesome!)

- Getting this adorable headband from my momma

- Watching our garden grow!



- Going to the Temple and seeing lots of old friends (including my most favorite Seminary teacher from high school)

- Enjoying Benson deciding late last night we needed an ice cream run and getting my favorite flavor


- Eating almost all of said ice cream in one sitting

- Celebrating Friday and Spring Break next week, no school for Benson = more time for us to hang out!!

This weekends looking good already!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Improve the shining moments

As I read CJane this morning this thought of hers stood out to me,

"Improve the Shining Moments. Interesting.
Because usually I feel admonished to improve the crappy moments. Or the hopeless, lonely moments. But what if I let those go, and I actually took time to improve the good in my life? Take the best of what I experience and enhance it with even better results."

What a concept. Seeking out all of the good in our lives and putting our time and energy into making the good better.

How much happier would our lives be if, instead of focusing on the bad or undesireable moments we are faced with - we simply sought out to make the wonderful moments even better. I think life would take an un-expected turn for the better. We'd be happier, more grateful, and I am sure, more willing to serve and help others.

Improve the shining moments.

This is my new mantra.

CJane has been on the money inspiring me lately. She posted a recipe for home made oreos yesterday which I promptly made. You should try them.