Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I babysat my niece and nephews yesterday. It was lots of fun with only one minor fiasco, (all the bathrooms at the park were locked and there were many tiny bladders running around!!!!) but it was eventually overcome. Luke, the baby, was sooo sweet and happy! He didn't even cry once! Cardon and Maddy were good too, but, since they have the ability to walk, I had to keep a closer eye one things.

I would just tell you about it, but since everyone is more excited about pictures/comics I decided to draw it for you. Another true story:
Man, and all this time I thought I was the babysitter!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! This was a fun and exciting Easter. Bryce and I made secret Easter baskets for each other. I got him a green basket and he got me a pink one, (funny thing is, they were the exact same baskets, just in different colors!) Great minds I guess :)


It was a happy day, with candy and church. We had dinner at Bryce's parents' house, (they feed us every Sunday...ah delicious Sunday...) After dinner, Uncle J and Aunt Tracy and their kids came over and we played a game called "Who said what where?" or possibly "Who said what when?" depending on who you ask.


To play the game everyone needs a piece of paper and a pencil.
First everyone writes at the top of their paper "Something _______" and puts a person or character in the blank. Then they fold their paper over so the next person cannot see what they wrote. Everyone passes their papers to the left.

Next, everyone writes how the person said something, "angrily cried", "cheerfully giggled" etc. Again with the folding and passing. Next everyone writes what was going on when the unknown person said the unknown thing; "Just after eating my birthday cake" or "on his/her first date". Foldy passy.


Next, everyone writes a quote. It can be from a movie, a book, a song, or just made up. You pass one more time and then everyone unfolds the paper they have and reads what it says.

Here is a good (REAL) example from last night:


Something the Easter Bunny
boldly exclaimed
at the very moment Tracy opened the shower door,
"I wish I had a nickel for every time that has happened to me!"

Happy Easter!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tooths

I went to the dentist on Tuesday, I mostly wanted to use them for the free teeth whitening package that came with a first visit. Little did I suspect, they had plans to use me for drill practice! My mom has always been religious about carting us to the dentist every 6 months to be poked and prodded and scraped. I always hated it, (I distinctly remember trying to dislodge a block from my mouth so I could continue to bite the dentist who put it there) but I am thankful for it, because I have never had a cavity before. Well, at least until Tuesday.

On Tuesday the hygienist first cleaned my teeth, and began telling me about the advanced gum disease I have. She then began cleaning my teeth with that sharp, hook shaped tool. She was none too careful and I got poked several times. When I jumped she said, “Oh does that hurt? See, that’s a sign of gum disease it’s not normal to feel any pain during a cleaning.” Pig Pucky! It’s a sign of being stabbed by a miniscule hook! It’s not called gum disease! It’s called having nerves! Anyway, it was all downhill from there. The dentist said I had 15 cavities that need filling and recommended a $1500 deep cleaning treatment to clear up my Periodontal gum disease. He also said I need a $200 bruxism guard. I may grind my teeth at night, but I can get a guard for $3.20 at Wal*Mart to fix that.

So at this point I think I am probably getting scammed. I don’t want to be a cynic, but this dentist was extremely well decorated, mirrors all over, candles, wall hangings, paintings, plants, fancy lights, stereos etc. This would be a nice atmosphere if I didn’t know where the money for all that was coming from, me. Also, I don’t have any pain in my mouth. You would think a person who has half of her teeth rotting out of her head, plus festering gum disease, would feel some kind of pain now and then. I could believe that I have a cavity or two, but fifteen? Seems fishy.

So I’m getting a second opinion. Dear Dentist from Tuesday, I hope you read this, and I hope you know your magazines in the waiting area stink.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bryce and I entered a Heinz Ketchup commercial contest, this movie was our entry. I drew a storyboard for it, sculpted the characters and took care of special effects (the fun stuff.) Bryce took the pictures, spliced the pictures into a movie and wrote and preformed the music, (the difficult stuff.) So together I think we make a pretty good team. Hopefully the judges agree and decide to give us lots of money.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pi Pie Day Friday

This past Friday was Pi day, 3-14. I have never particularly like Pi, who does he think he is anyway? Going on and on forever and ever? I have always been sort of partial to Lambda, (not the things you do with Lambda, multivariate statistics, physics and such) but the actual aesthetics of the symbol. However I have always been a very dedicated fan of pie, so in celebration, I give you Pi Day!This, above, is the cherry-berry pie.
This is the 'specially for Sara Chocolate Satin.This is a buttermilk base with a blackberry top, very easy and very tasty.
Lastly is the yummiest I think, the Rhubarb pie.

So that is the summation of the pie day festivities. If you ask me I will give you the recipes, but I am too lazy to post them otherwise. (I have to go to the dentist and it is making me surly.)

Friday, March 07, 2008

I am on a quest to feed Bryce and myself more vegetables. Little did I know the adventures that would accompany this goal:








The moral of this story is, even though you can cook a potato in the microwave, it is not a good idea to try nuking a beet, unless you are desperate.