Wednesday, December 23, 2009

He Called Me Fat...

Seriously. He really did. This man was mad, so he got up in my face and told me to lose weight.

Who does that?

And of course, I am reminded about the conversation/email between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail," where Meg Ryan discusses her inability to think of the right mean thing to say at the right time. I, also, never think of the right mean thing to say. Is this a blessing? I don't know. But at this moment, at this time, with this man's sneering and hateful face, I couldn't think of the most obvious and elementary retort.

"I'd rather be fat than ugly. At least I can go on a diet."

You may laugh, but sadly, it was amazingly applicable. All of my life I have waited to say something that silly in the face of anger...and I missed my chance.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Temple Square

Seeing the lights at Temple Square is something that my family has always tried to do. This is a tradition that I feel is worthy of being carried on, so we had already made plans to go see the lights when my family decided that we all needed to go see the lights together, and by together, I mean show up all together and then quickly get lost from one another in the crowds. That is exactly what happened. I stopped for just a few seconds to get a picture of the kids and I turned around to find that it was just Todd, the kids and I. No worries, though. We were able to take the lights at the pace we enjoyed without a lot of hassle.

And for my 2 readers who saw last year's Temple Square post, the kids were in much better spirits this time. In fact, they had been looking forward to going for the past couple of weeks after we had postponed our original plans due to frigid weather.

Here are a couple of the pictures I took. After having seen the bad focus on many of my shots, I vowed to remember to bring a tripod next year, which of course, I will forget, just like I do every year.

Of course, I had to toss the token random photo in, too. For anyone who saw the Blair Witch Project...this is scarily reminiscent. You just can't plan that kind of photo.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fat Kitty

I bring to you the bane of my existence.

He is just so blasted cute that I can't help but love him, but he sure is trouble; into everything and the loudest meowing cat I have ever met. AND he is constantly mewling for something, starting at 6 in the morning when he wants out of his bedroom, which is our bathroom.

And for the record, Fat Kitty is not really fat. He's just me.

*Please ignore the bad lighting of my guest bathroom.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Who DOES That?

Can I tell you how annoyed I am?

I have continued to search for jobs, which to be honest, really sucks in the age of the Internet. The large companies all post job openings on or, etc. Then you have to go to their personal website to fill out their application, on top of having a resume. When you click the submit button, your resume disappears into the swirling deep abyss of thousands of other contestants for the same job you just applied for.

The smaller, more local companies have started posting on sites like Craigslist. In fact, I have posted there for positions that Todd needs to fill at his office. It seems, however, that more than half of the postings for the entry level or just higher than entry level are scams. People who want you to sign up through some site that has an incessant amount of advertising or they ask you for a credit report in order to get your information. I have even seen one that asked me to fill out an application and fax it to them, under the guise of JetBlue. They were definitely NOT JetBlue, as they have you fill out all their applications on their own website (another one of the application abysses).

What I have to say about that is...SERIOUSLY? Seriously. People are preying on the poor people who don't even have jobs, and stealing their identities and credit information? That is ridiculous and pathetic. I am so frustrated with it, but what can a person do, besides be particularly careful? Plus, it means that you need to send out more than double the number of resumes and emails than you normally would. RIDICULOUS.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Halloween Costumes...belated that we are getting ready to put our Christmas decorations up and put our fall decorations away, we decided to finally get the pics of the kids in the costumes we made them.

Jessica was a bee, created by my mother and me. Kailey was Hermione (as she was just finishing the Harry Potter series), put together by me, and Austin, a football player created by Todd. Here are just a few of the shots that I took of the kids. Of course, I can't forget Alli, our neighbors little girl, who wanted to be a bee like Jessica. Very cute.

*As usual, click the pic and ignore that my coloring is always a little off when pics are posted. Truly, that is the bane of my existence.

Game Night

It has been a long time since I have had a game night with anyone but my or Todd's family. Last night, however, a bunch of the wives in my neighborhood got together to play games. Thanks Lisa.

It was a ton of fun and I missed the days when my friends and I would get together all the time. I will be so glad when Marie finally gets back to Utah after having finished her residency and we can have more frequent game nights.

We should also get the neighborhood wives together more often, too.