Friday, January 14, 2011

The blue shell is coming so I'll go ahead

You can tell it's Friday because the two things I came here to post are both of questionable quality.

First? One of the best texts (I feel) I've ever written.

After a friend suggests I call in sick to work to watch a movie I respond:
"I wish I could but since my people have turned what was a mere creek of trouble into a full blown river of feces I, as supervisor, get to captain our paddle-less vessel tonight."

Perhaps it was funny to me since a certain Garth Brooks song popped into my head? I don't know. Clearly I'm looking forward to work tonight.

Secondly I have this video to share with you. It's a thing of beauty.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

#1 - Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Well, I've started. Saying I would bake 104 things this year has both seemed like a daunting challenge and then a underachieving goal. I realize that I'm crazy. Once I started trying to choose what to actually begin baking for my goal so many things looked good. So many that I thought I was going to end up baking 4 things last weekend. Luckily for my behind I only ended up baking two things, the first of which was this pineapple upside down cake. I was especially excited because I got to use several of my Christmas gifts in the process. (Look mom! They're not just gathering dust!)

Anyway, about the cake. I used a recipe from one of my favorite Food Network dudes, Alton Brown. It was tasty but the very center of the side without pineapple was kinda dry but apparently not dry enough to keep my coworkers from scarfing it down. Another plus? My apartment smelled like the caramelized dark brown sugar for a few days.

Would I bake it again? Sure, but I would make a few adjustments so it isn't so dry on the cake side.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I’ve got a rocket, you’re going on it

Dear Seven People Who Read my Blog,

I have a special treat for you today! I would like to present to you a story written by one of my girls, typos included. Consider yourself lucky.



The Ultimate Space Search

There were three girls named Jodi, Brittany and Rachel. They were about to go off in the ultimate space search for the ultimate burrito. Finally, the day came and they blasted off. Brittany and Rachel were very excited and ready to explore looking for ingredients. Jodi on the other hand had more on her mind. She was growing old and was ready to settle down and make mini-mormons.

"Oh well, " she thought, "how could I manage a relationship wile in search for the ultimate burrito?"

She decided to not tell her BFF's, Brittany and Rachel, because she didn't want them distracted. First, they blasted out of the galaxy and headed for a yellowish planet to the right. They arrived to the planet and discovered it was full of Jewish chinchillas. They headed toward the main one who was sitting on a throne.

"Squeak, squeakers," he spoke.

"Oh no!" said Rachel, "we don't speak chinchilla!"

"I do! Don't worry, I'll translate," said Brittany. Brittany chit-chatted a bit with the king chinchilla and discovered his name was Joseph Smith. Brittany discovered that they make a special cheese on the planet. Eager to find it she scurried after Smith who wanted to give her a tour. Brittany first told Rachel and Jodi to just entertain themselves. As soon as they were alone an English speaking chinchilla came up to them and said, "You've fell into our trap," and whistled. Rachel and Jodi got very scared, and before they knew it they were surrounded by chinchillas. They started to attack and repeated the phrase "all hail Sean Kingston".

"This is so un-Mormon" Jodi yelled as she flung a chinchilla off her leg.

"Mormon? We aren't Mormon. Were wicken and obey our leader Sean Kingston!" Suddenly a blue space ship swung down and grabbed Rachel and Jodi. To there suprise Brittany was in there too sitting with two large blue aliens!

"Those chinchillas were evil! Thank God were saved, Oh! This is Havier and Cliff," said Brittany. Brittany had already explained there situation to Havier and Cliff. They had told her no one had ever survived the search for the ultimate burrito. Jodi found Cliff, and Havier especially attractive. She didn't know why but she kept finding herself strangely staring at Haviers beauty. He finally asked to give her a tour of the ship. Jodi nodded yes.

"Jodi," Havier said as they waslked off, "You are such an amazing Mormon! You're always showing you're inner Mormon. I love you!"

"Oh Havier! We need to have you come back to Utah, I love you too!" yelled Jodi.

They ran back to tell Cliff, Brittany and Rachel of there plans and headed back to earth. The girls got there old jobs back, and Havier became 4th staff. A few months passed and Jodi and Havier got married. They had found true Mormon love and lived happily ever after.


Later I'll delight you with a picture of Havier the girls made for me.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I know the heart of life is good

Quote of the day:

Girl: I've been here almost two years!
Me: Oh yeah?
Girl: Yeah! It will be two years in August!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The 26 List

Last year I never got around to making any specific goals and therefore never really accomplished anything major that I would have like to accomplish. This year, in an effort to do more, I've complied a list of 26 things I want to do before I turn 27. I've got a year and two weeks to get all of this done and I totally think it's possible.

  1. Read the Book of Mormon
  2. Do that one thing in that one place
  3. Redesign the blog
  4. Sew at least 4 items of clothing
  5. Have my entire room completely clean at the same time
  6. Bake 104 things
  7. Take 4 hobby related classes
  8. Take more pictures
  9. Meet Kyle Beckerman
  10. Become a tourist in my own state
  11. Host a party a month
  12. Learn to run
  13. Find a third lantern for that one corner in my room
  14. Blog 10x a month
  15. Go camping
  16. Read one book per month
  17. Index 6,000 names
  18. Sell something at the farmers market
  19. Visit a new state
  20. Make handmade lemonade
  21. Check out Timp cave
  22. Attend 5 concerts
  23. Spend at least a day working with Habitat for Humanity
  24. Go to the Salt Flats
  25. Go to another roller derby
  26. Let my family know how much I love them