Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I just don't get it

Today at work, the housekeeper asked me if I was going to see the new Twilight movie. When I told here I wasn't, she looked at me like I had grown another head. She then asked me if I had seen any of the movies. I, of course, have not. She looked at me as though an alien was coming out of my stomach. I told her that I had read the first book, but it wasn't my genre of story. At this point, I thought she was going to faint from shock! I just don't get it. I'm not saying it's a bad or lame series. I just didn't enjoy it. I can tell you it's about vampires (and werewolves work into the story somehow but I'm not sure of the specifics). I can tell you that Kristin somthing-or-other plays Belle (or is it Bella?) and that some young hot body actor dude plays Edward (you'd have to be living under a rock to not know about these actors! They are everywhere now!). Other than those few things, I can't tell you anything else about Twilight. Does that make me a weirdo or mean I am not normal (I am aware that other things may make me a weirdo or not normal, but when you comment, please keep in mind that I am specifically asking about my lack of enthusiasm over Twilight. Please keep all other comments about my normalcy to yourself. Thank you)? I have yet to find someone who is not obsessed with Twilight. I know they are out there but I am sure they have entered some witness protection type program in order to avoid the shame and scorn heaped on them by their friends. So, how 'bout it readers: Is there anyone out there like me who just doesn't get this whole Twilight thing?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Husband's mid-life crisis

A few weeks ago, Husband started ordering LEGO off of Ebay. I don't know if it was an attempt to recapture his youth or if he was bored, but regardless of the reason, my house has been overrun with LEGO creations! Pirate ships everywhere: on our bookshelves, on our sofa table, on our kitchen table, in our bathroom. Wherever he could find room, there was some sort of LEGO masterpiece. During his buying spree, in attempt to save us some money, I found someone on freecycle who was giving away a ton of LEGO! Three big boxes of LEGO pieces. Husband was in little boy heaven! He has been sorting and organizing LEGO every night. He keeps promising me that one day I will have my house back, but to be honest, I see no end in sight to the LEGO take-over. *Sigh*

Some of his creations. I want to have a big pirate battle with them!

The LEGO we got from freecycle

Saturday, June 26, 2010

And then there was one...

My sister, Mandy, returned from her mission for our church on Wednesday! Woo-hoo! I was so excited to talk to her, and have phoned her a million times already...just because I can! Now that leaves one out on a mission, my brother Jon. Only 12 months left until he gets home! Welcome home Babe! Come visit me already!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I've been thinking...

Husband and I spent our ENTIRE Saturday looking for a car to buy. Husband's car is very slowly making it's way to car heaven and we need a new one. We were at one dealership and the car refused to start when we went to leave! The salesman thought it was funny. Thankfully, it only needed some oil (We think it has a safety mechanism of some sort so that if it is low on oil it won't start.).We didn't find a car we liked, so the search continues. But, all that looking got me thinking: There needs to be a car realtor. Someone who goes to the dealerships, finds cars in your price range with the features you want, and then you just go and drive them. They would also help you negotiate the best price. If people do it for houses and apartments, why not cars? I would try to set up a business like this, but I hate looking for cars. So if anyone out there wants to give it a try, we will be your first customers. Give us a call!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Husband to the rescue!

As I write this post, Husband is wandering around a local grocery store, trying to find steak for dinner tonight. Why is he doing this? Well, to be honest, it's because I am an idiot! Here's the story: on my way home from work today, I stopped by the store to pick up meat for dinner. After carefully examining the steaks and determining the best ones for the best price, I gathered up a few other things and went to check out. Because I am impatient, I like to use the self check-outs. I scanned the meat and put it in a bag, then got another bag to put the rest of the groceries in (After watching many a-bagger bag my groceries, I have learned to never, ever let meat go in the same bag as anything else). After scanning and paying, I grabbed my bag and walked out the door. At home, I went to put the meat in the fridge, and guess what! Yep. No meat. I had left it at the store! Instead of grabbing two bags, I only grabbed one! That's where the idiot part comes in. It was 3:05. I had a doctor's appointment at 3:30,and a 15 minute drive to get there. The store is 20 minutes away in the opposite direction. Quick phone call to the store revealed that I had definitely left the meat there. A quick phone call to Husband and a pick-up was planned: Husband would stop after work and pick up the meat. Now, husband is at the store trying to sort the whole mess out (He is in his ACUs and he HATES going out in dressed for work so for him to stop is a big deal). Apparently, in the 70 minutes between my trip and Husband's arrival, they sold out of the steak I had purchased, so now Husband is trying to find steak of equal quality for equal price. This involves multiple phone calls to me, a chat with the butcher and the help of the store manager.

Update: Husband just walked in with a more expensive steak, because that was all they had left. The best part: They didn't even charge him for the difference! I should leave steak at the store more often!