Thursday, March 29, 2007

I get to join...

those of you that are cool bloggers and actually get hits on your blog from search engine searches.

My most recent, and maybe my fave.....

"boys farted in gym" um...?

or a little bizarre, but at least it isn't gross...

"meadows well stocked half marathon" I ran one that was but it wasn't mine ;)

and last but not least, the tame one.



Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Update on paper

The paper I blogged about a few days ago. I received the grade today, 9/10. My professor is incredibly picky, so frustratingly so that I'm pretty freaked out about writing the final paper (12-15 freaking pages long!!). But the grade is good on this paper so I guess if I can suck it up and take criticism from him, it wont be too bad.

He said my thesis statement wasn't enough to the point. Let me show you my final draft of the thesis statement.

"Without assistance, only those born into wealth will have the opportunity to receive the kind of education that gives them an advantage over those who would otherwise be stuck in a never-ending cycle of under privilege and societal discrimination, i.e.: discrimination from higher social classes."

He also said that I'm trying too hard. Um...yeah, I wonder why :P

I'm just happy that this is my final English class because I think my head is going to explode. As you all can tell, I'm not a good writer and this is really sucking.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Any smarty pants writers reading right now?

I'm writing a controversial research paper for my class this semester. My problem is that I tend to get wordy, I know! its shocking ;) My other problem is that I don't like controversy, lol. So I keep trying to soften the "blow" of my thesis statement.

I need to turn in a report that includes my thesis statement (and the bibliography, so its not the whole paper yet) but its so wordy and doesn't feel right yet.

Here it is...

In order to increase the success of all students, those that are less economically privileged that are unable to pay for private schools, school vouchers will provide the means necessary for parents to choose a school that they feel will benefit their child the most therefore increase the success rate of their child.

My paper is on School Vouchers and I had to choose a side so I went with the side for vouchers.

Help!!! fast too, please :) Its due in 4.5 hours, eek!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fish heads, fish heads....

rolly polly fish heads, fish head fish heads, eat them up. Yum!

We had dinner at the In-Laws house last night. Mother-in-law asked Little Man if he liked fish, he said yes so she gave him some dried sardines to try. He looks at them and said "ooh, they have teeth!" and then put them in his mouth "Yum!" She gave him a bunch more and he happily munched on the little icky things.

Stu says "you didn't pull the heads off?" I said "I've never seen them before, I don't know how to eat them!" he said "I guess if he doesn't mind"

So yeah, I think I'll tell him that he can never complain about my cooking again, now that he has eaten whole, dried fish.


This food review is inspired by foodie, since she has been critiquing food a lot lately, thought she'd like something new to try.

Monday, March 19, 2007


I drove back down to southern Utah with my older sister. We wanted to go hike Zion on Saturday since the weather was beautiful and I don't remember ever going there. Pretty sad since I've lived in Utah most of my life :).

I love this place :)

I love the layering of the mountain and all the colors.

The "bathtub", just thought it was cool.

This tree was struck by lighting, see the stripe going down it? it twists all the way around the tree, down to the base.

This is my mom, she'll hate me for posting her picture but too bad ;). This is what happens when my dad decides to ditch us, we stand by the edge because he makes us hug the mountain while we hike. He is scared of heights and can't stand anyone by the edge, hehe.

We made it to the top!! It only took 3 hours!!! And I stupidly wore pants, not just pants but black pants! I recommend you wear shorts if you hike when its 85+ degrees.


I have lots of pictures to show and I'll make small comments. We'll let the pictures tell about the trip :)

This is the jacuzzi tub in our room :)

This is the wonderful pillowtop mattress with the down comforter and down pillows. Heaven!

The shower and sink, notice the glass instead of plastic cups, lol.

Ok, moving on to Hoover Dam where Stu took the boys (I was sick and needed to stay close to the potty ;) )

The boys can't be in a picture without posing something like this...

And the Dam, wish I could've gone, maybe next year :)

We also saw KA from Cirque de Soleil (I'm sure I butchered the spelling but I'm too lazy to look it up). It was good but I recommend getting the program first, we were pretty lost as far as the story goes.

I had a great time and so did the kids. I'm pretty sure they didn't want to come home after all the fun they had with the aunt and uncle.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I have returned!

Last night we returned from warm and enjoyable, Las Vegas. I have lots of fun pictures to share but they must wait. I was sick all week, it was no fun, with a UTI and am about to go to the dr. I will try to post when I return but I am leaving town once again. I am going back down to Southern Utah to hang out with my sister and parents with no kids :). If I don't get a chance to post before I leave, I'll post on Monday for sure!

Monday, March 05, 2007


I made this yummalicious soup on Friday! I got the recipe from Frugalmom who got it, and modified it, from kerflop. I modified it slightly as well and it was divine! I had some for lunch on saturday and plan on finishing the rest off today for lunch.

Tangy Potato Soup
6 medium to large russet potatoes. Peel 4, leave the skin on 2, and dice into 3/4 inch pieces
2 cans low-sodium chicken broth
1 8 oz package cream cheese
2 tbsp dried minced onion
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsp flour
1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon (I used the precooked kind I buy in a big bag at Costco, about 12 oz bacon cooked would yield a cup of bacon)

Put potatoes, chicken broth, cream cheese and onion in a big soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add milk which has been mixed with flour to dissolve lumps. Simmer until potatoes are tender (15-20 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Add bacon and serve.

*my changes, I had no dried minced onion so I used onion salt (out of onion powder too, oops) about 1 tablespoon. I also added about 2 teaspoons of course ground pepper. And I used 8 smallish potatoes because thats all I had. Then garnished with graded medium sharp cheese, delish!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Why Gmail, Why?

Dear Gmail,

I have been a loyal subscriber to your email services for a very long time. I have invited friends and family to use your service, I even dropped my hotmail email account to use you exclusively and this morning? You don't allow me to log on. Oh sad sad day.

I have emails to read! don't you understand?