Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yay Anniversary! And Yay Saint George! Cactus Flower

Pretty Rose by the temple.
This is me by the Saint George temple, it was really neat to attend the temple in the same building that the pioneers did!
The view from atop a volcano.
Me inside a volcano.
Handsome Bryce inside a volcano.
This is a lizard Bryce caught, he was pretty friendly :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008


So you see, It could have been worse.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My dear friend Sonya introduced me to a nifty little site this week:
At first I thought, "There is no way I am ever going to use this thing!" But it is actually sort of addictive. They lured me in with their snazzy graphs and clever meal suggestions and their weight goals tab. You can track the things you eat, the water you drink, the exercise you do and even your measurements and get a nice neat little break-down of all the things you have consumed and burned. Turns out Krispy Kremes are BAD for you, I mean like seriously BAD. Dang.
Anyway, even if you are skeptical give it a try, it is actually kind of fun :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Comic Mash-up 2
So, mashing comics together is fun! This time I took 1 unfunny comic and matched it with one funny, but it is still a case of two negatives making a positive because even though he's funny, Charlie Brown is pretty negative!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Two Negatives = Positive?
The other night Bryce an I were discussing two unfunny comics, Marmaduke and Cathy. As we talked we began to wonder what would happen if the two were combined? Could the two bad comics together make a single good comic? Here is my attempt:
You can click on it if you want to read what Cathy is saying, but is anyone ever really interested in what Cathy says? I don't know if it really makes an excellent comic, but it is satisfying! Splat!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Puppies poop, but they are still the cutest

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hooray For Anniversaries! Bryce and I are coming up on our one year anniversary and I am so excited! We decided to go on a mini trip to St. George. Bryce and I are usually pretty indecisive so the deciding went like this:
Where should we go?

St. George? Salt Lake? Moab?

Yeah! All of those sound good!
Which one sounds best?
I don't know what sounds best to you?
All of them sound good what sounds best to you?
I'm happy with any of them.
Me too.
Cool, where should we go?

We finally decided to just go to the place with the best deal and the best weather. St. George won on both accounts. (If anyone is going on a trip before September I found a coupon for a free night stay at the Coronada Inn and Suites!)
Now time for the real decisions to begin:

Friday, April 04, 2008

A Potato GUN?
As promised, here are the pictures of our potato cannon, Darth Steve. (We named him Steve, after the Lowe’s worker-man who had apparently never heard of this concept and was reluctant to help us, but he had to because that’s his job wah-ha!)

Here are all the parts that Steve didn’t want to help us find. Bryce figured out the correct proportions with an Excel spreadsheet, smart eh?
Here is my handsome Honeybub figuring out our trigger.

This is me gluing up the pieces, (the glue has a cute puff-ball applicator!)

And this is the glued together body.

A potato gun has three main components, a barrel, an explosion chamber and a trigger that makes a spark in the explosion chamber. Bryce wanted to take it a step further by adding a pressure gauge. We also added a ball-valve so we could keep the explosion away from our propane tank, thus preventing it from being a combination potato-gun/pipe-bomb.

Finally I painted some flames on Steve’s barrel to make him more Darth.

And here we are. We probably didn’t need safety glasses, but look how cool they are! Plus you only get one set of eyes. (Click on the picture to get a close-up look my safety-bling.)

Steve was satisfactory in every way. He launched potatoes great distances, didn't blow up anyone's appendages, and he looked stylish while doing it. This weekend we are going to try measuring how far the potatoes go. I’ll post movies of the launches as soon as I convert them to something this blog can handle.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Devious Days

It is time for pictures! This April Fools day I made fake melted ice cream cones and planted them on top of various important things. They were very cheap and easy to make, all you need is Elmer's glue, brown paint, and an ice cream cone. They took a couple of days to dry, but I think it was worth the wait.

This is Floyd's chair. (Floyd is the head of our department.)This one is on a table in the waiting area

This one was on the copy machine. Apologies to the student employee who thought she was going to get fired for not guarding the copy machine!

This is on the computer desk at Bryce's parent's house. I also put one on his mom's heating pad. Apologies to Maddy who was the prime suspect until my incriminating "April Fools Day" note came to light.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy April Fools Day! I wanted to post pictures of my great prank, but there are people who are still going to get pranked who might read this so you will have to wait. Until then, satiate yourselves with this Calvin and Hobbes comic:

This weekend we built a potato cannon, I will put up pictures soon!