Holocaust...Or No?

I read an interview yesterday on the Drudge Report that Spiegel Magazine conducted with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Pres. of Iran) and his take on the Holocaust. He is quoted as saying: "We don't want to confirm or deny the Holocaust... But we do want to know whether this crime actually took place or not."

It is a fact that if you are in Germany and you deny the Holocaust took place you are imprisoned for that and charged with treason. He says: "And if the Holocaust actually occurred, then you should permit impartial groups from the whole world to research this. Why do you restrict the research to a certain group?"

Meaning that because there are some "researchers" in Germany who has said that the Holocaust didn't take place and have been imprisoned for it, then that is evidence enough that the Holocaust can be put into question and therefore hasn't been proven that it did in fact take place.

Now, he doesn't deny that there were millions of people killed in WWII. Or, that most of them were indeed Jews, he just isn't convinced that the Jews were tortured, beaten, shot to death in front of their children and loved ones, starved to death, and kept in concentration camps. He can't seem to wrap his brain around that one.

He also doesn't believe that the children of these ancestors should feel any guilt for what their fathers and fathers, fathers did in WWII. He says: "Precisely that is our point. Why should you feel obliged to the Zionists (meaning ancestors)? If there really had been a Holocaust, Israel ought to be located in Europe and not Palestine."

A-HA!!! We hit the jackpot people! So, Pres. Ahmadinejad doesn't want to claim the Israelis, so he had to convince himself that the Holocaust needed to be "proven" even more so than it already has so he can sleep at night. I get it now! Keep in mind that Iran won't even acknowledge the Israelis as their own people, he lumps them in with the Palestinians.

Anyway, thats part of my $.02 for today.

You can read the full interview here.

Anniversary and Down Time

So, my anniversary is coming up on Friday. Mike and I will have been married for 6 years! I can't believe that it has been 6 years. It doesn't seem that long at all. Anyway, we have our timeshare that starts this weekend and will be staying up there until Monday. We both have to work next week so, we won't be able to enjoy it like we normally would. We usually get it for 7 full days, but since we both have to commute back and forth for work, I don't think that we will actually be staying up there past Monday morning.

It really kind of sucks. We spend money on this timeshare every year and this year we can't enjoy it at all. The last time we had it scheduled, we forgot that it was our week and missed it completely. No one called to remind us (the nerve!). So, we were really looking forward to enjoying the solitude of the timeshare this time, but no luck! We need a vacation OH, so badly! Mike works much too much... we need to get far, far away! Maybe next year.

Guest Book

For those of you that hadn't noticed, I have added a guest book. It is on the right side of my blog, about half way down. Check it out and please, Please, PLEASE sign it!

I wanna know who is visiting this here blog.

Loves, hugs and kisses... S*

Slackline... Who knew?

On Ethans site he has had a debate going over that climber from Patagonia that climbed the Delicate Arch. People have been going back and forth about this... Apparently climbing the Delicate Arch is now banned and so is Slacklining. I didn't know what Slacklining was and there was a dear on Ethan's site that put a link to a picture of a slackliner, thanks for that... It appears that this is what slacklining is:This reminded me of the last time I was at Liberty Park. There were about 3 or 4 people that were all on the north/west corner of the park. They had a rope tied between two trees. They were all pretty much standing around. But, when we were getting ready to leave I saw one of them attempt to get on top of the rope. She was trying to balance herself and I kept wondering what the heck they were doing. Seeing this picture today helped me see. They were slacklining! DUH! How on earth could I have missed that?

Just goes to show, you learn something new every day!


I found out yesterday that one of Mike's best friends lost his mother the night before last. She had three different kinds of cancer and was given 2 months to live last week.

Then one of my dearest friends sent me this email just a couple minutes ago and I thought that it was so poignant and pretty much summed up what I was trying to get across today...

One day someone's mother died.
And on that clear, cold morning,
in the warmth of her bedroom,
the daughter was struck with
the pain of learning that sometimes
there isn't any more.

No more hugs,
no more lucky moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat,
No more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away.
Never to return before we can say good-bye,
Say "I Love You."
So while we have it. It’s best we love it . . .
And care for it and fix it when it's broken.
And take good care of it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage.... and friendships...
And children with bad report cards;
And dogs with bad hips;
and aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it,
because we cherish them!

Some things we keep --
like a best friend who moved away
or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that
make us happy, No matter what.

Life is important,
and so are the people we know
and so, we keep them close!

I was just reflecting on the people in my life and how much I appreciate them all. Life is too short to have animosity or hate or even grudges. I just really appreciate everyone that has had any sort of influence on my life, thanks for being my family, friends, husband, or being any sort of inspiration to me in my life.

The other thing that it has made me think of is the Plan of Salvation and the comfort I have in knowing that it won't always be "no more" with those that I love. I will indeed see them again. We will just be separated for a time. And it's a short time in the grand scheme of things.

Mostly, it makes me think of my mom and how I would miss her so much if she weren't here anymore. I ache for my Nanny sometimes, especially when I read my mom's poems about her. I know that the ache would be 10 fold for my sweetest mommy. I have on my list "Take Mom to lunch", this is something I haven't done, ever, I don't think. I know, I am a wretched daughter. I am going to call her today and arrange it.

Do I Share Too Much?

I can't believe what some people are willing to post on the internet about themselves, or talk about in an open forum. Things that I hold very sacred and personal, things that I only share with my husband and sometimes close family. These people are broadcasting to the world and don't care who hears. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I thought that personal things were labeled personal for a reason. Am I wrong to think this?

Case in point... there is a website that I have visted a few times, this website discusses all sorts of things that I wouldn't dream of ever discussing in public and especially with strangers. Some of the topics are things that I wouldn't discuss with even my immediate family. Some things are better left behind closed doors and in the privacy of your own home, not for the entire world to see. Now, I am always up for a good discussion, but there is a place where I draw the line. Most of the topics on this website are where I draw that line.

I guess my point is that I just don't understand this desire that some people have to flaunt their problems, beliefs, etc., etc... to unknown people. Not that I haven't shared some things on this site that some of my family and friends have asked, "WHY on earth did you post that?" But, I haven't shared things that really, REALLY matter to me, things that I hold dear and true and, yes... sacred. I choose to not share those things, because of that exact reason. They are dear, true and sacred to me and not for others that I don't know to know about me.

Check it out!

Terrible Tee and me...

We decided to create a blog that we can share. Here is the link...

I and You

We decided to make it a Deep Thoughts blog.

It might evolve into something different as time goes by, but for now, it's all about the DEEP THOUGHTS!



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It's a Monday...

If I ever experienced one, this is it.

Hope everyone else had a better Monday than I did.



In honor of auditioning for Joseph this week, I decided to post these lyrics from Donny Osmond (The true Joseph with his technicolor dreamcoat, whatev's!)

Puppy Love

"And they called it puppy love
Oh, I guess they'll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love her so

And they called it puppy love
Just because we're in our teens
Tell them all, please tell them it isn't fair
To take away my only dream

I cry each night my tears for you
My tears are all in vain
I'll hope and I'll pray that maybe someday
You'll be back in my arms once again

Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above
How can I, oh how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love

Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above
How can I, oh how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love

Not a puppy love"

Joseph Call Backs?

So, I auditioned for this play on Tuesday... it's now Friday and I haven't heard if I am invited to the call backs TOMORROW!?!?!!!

What is up with community theater?

Why are they so po-dunk?

I will probably feel better if and when they just call to let me know whether I am called back. Terri has a theory.. she thinks that us Brand girls were too good to be called back. She thinks that they are afraid that we will all outshine the other members of the "Murray City Arts In The Park Company".

I like this theory!

It makes me feel better about the fact that THEY HAVEN'T CALLED ME BACK YET!!!


I realized something last night while I was talking with Mike. I am totally unmotivated to do just about everything! When I get home from work I just want to sit, not clean, or cook, or heaven forbid exercise!

I just want to sit...

I can't remember the last time I cooked dinner for Mike and myself, or cleaned REALLY thoroughly, or went RUNNING...!!! I can't remember the last time I went running! I miss being motivated. The thing that dawned on me last night is that I am lacking a routine. I haven't ever been a routine person, ever, never! I am the WORST candidate for a rape victim because I am so unpredictable. No rapist could plan the best time to strike. From that standpoint it's great, but from the standpoint of accomplishing things, it sucks!

I am not a morning person. I have a hard time getting anywhere on time because I am, as my mom puts it, a doddler. And it's true, I doddle, A LOT! So, I decided something last night. If I am going to be a participating member of society and try to leave my mark (I don't know where yet) but, if I am going to do these things, then I need to start by accomplishing the simple things in life. Like cooking dinner and cleaning the house and exercising!

It will be a feat but I am willing to give it a shot, so tonight I am going running and going to clean the kitchen and go to the store, so that I can cook dinner... after I get my hair done, of course. But, it will happen... I will report on this tomorrow morning and let you all know how I did. Then I guess I will have to watch out for those rapists in the world that are looking for girls that are set in their routines... Who am I kidding! I can start a routine or an attempt at one, but probably won't keep it going for very long. I guess I should give it a shot at least.

See, I can't even motivate myself to motivate myself!

Top Ten Old West Phrases...

That will never sound the same after that DAMNED Gay Cowboy Movie!

10. I'm gonna pump you fulla lead!

9. Gimme a stiff one, barkeep!

8. Don't fret -- I've been in tight spots before.

7. Howdy, pardner.

6. You stay here while I sneak around from behind.

5. Two words: Side Saddle

4. Hold it right there! Now, move yer hand, reeeeal slow-like.

3. Let's mount up!

2. Nice spread ya got there!

and the number 1 phrase that will never sound the same after that DAMNED Gay Cowboy Movie...

1. Ride'em Cowboy!


Tonight I am auditioning with my sisters for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Murray Arts in the Park...

I am going to sing "Look what Happened to Mabel" from "Mack and Mabel"

Wish me luck!

Mowing the Lawn 101

I had a pretty full day on Saturday. Mike went into work at about 9:00 am to meet one of the Producers so he could work on a project for the Discovery Channel. It also was the blessed day that I sang my song for the Enrichment program with Terri... (We kicked Serious Tail, btw) I also was trying to catch up on my house hold duties... I cleaned the kitchen, bedroom and did laundry in the morning. Then I went to the Enrichment thingy at about 3:45 and was there until about 5:30 or so.

I got a call from Mike at about
6:00 saying that he was still at work and that he didn't know when he would be home. He was grumpy from being at work all day on a Saturday. He has been working really late nights lately and the last thing he wanted to do was work all day and night on a Saturday. So, to help with his mood I decided that I would mow the lawn for him. Heres the thing... I hadn't EVER in my ENTIRE life mowed a lawn before.

Terri was still hanging out and said that she would help me mow the lawn. I was so excited to mow the lawn! So, I rolled the lawn mower out to the drive way, went back inside and got the key to unlock the gate to the backyard. I unlocked the gate and then walked over to the lawn mower again. I remembered what my brothers had done when they mowed our lawn growing up... they held down the bar thingy on top of the handle to push the lawn mower and then pulled the pulley thingy over and over until it started.

Well, I tried this, and tried this, and tried this, but it wouldn't start. I heard Terri's voice asking if I needed help starting it and I said yes. She walked over and asked if there was a choke... a WHAT?!?! What on earth is a choke? She was looking around the lawnmower all professional like and finally said, ah yes, here it is... she then pushed a little rubber half ball on the front of the lawn mower that had a tiny hole in it, about 5 or 6 times. Then she held down that bar thingy and pulled the pulley thingy and whaddaya know, it started!

So, I mowed the front yard all by myself. I went around the tree, by the flower beds, behind the pine tree and then filled in the middle. I then headed to the back yard. Now that I knew that I had to push in that half ball thingy several times I did that and voila, it started up like a champ! So, I started to mow the back yard until Terri came up and just took over, I was glad for this because I decided that it was really hard mowing the lawn. Terri mowed the rest of the back yard and then I mowed the grass on the side of the house.

Terri left after she mowed the back yard and after I was finished, I figured that I needed to reward myself for my efforts for the day. Not only did I clean the house... I sang for Relief Society
AND mowed the lawn! I deserved a FOOT BATH!!! And that's exactly what I gave myself. A nice cool foot bath! Then I went to the video store and rented 4 movies, came back home and watched "Shopgirl" and enjoyed the fact that I had mowed my first lawn EVER that day!

Which Superhero Are You?

I am...

I've got more beauty than brawn, but looks can kill!

Take the quiz here and find out which Superhero you are, then post which one in the comments!

My Top Ten List:

1. Favorite store, ever, of all time would have to be American Eagle love, Love, LOVE it!

2. Favorite color - It used to be yellow, but now I am not quite sure what it is... I seem to like shades of blue and purple lately.

3. Favorite self-tanner - The neutrogena stuff because I can't afford anything more expensive.

4. Favorite mascara - Right now I am using Big Lash Mascara from Cover Girl, I think... again, can't afford anything more expensive.

5. Favorite song right now - "What Heaven See's in Me"... just because I am singing it tomorrow and I HAVE to listen to it every day right now, I will have a new favorite song after tomorrow, I promise.

6. Favorite smell - Coconut Lime Verbena lotion from Bath and Body Works, I just wanna eat it because it smells THAT good!

7. Favorite book - I don't think that I have a FAVORITE book... but one that I really like is To Kill a Mockingbird

8. Favorite food - Chocolate, hands down.

9. Favorite radio station - KNRS 570 AM, Glenn Beck... Heelllllllllloooooooooooooooooooo!

10. Favorite movie right now - I think my favorite movie right now is "Must Love Dogs" I really loved it, it was so cute and funny, and it has lots of lines that I will grow to memorize and repeat again, and again, and again... like "Good Lord, it's a gusher!" Classic!

Perfect Day!

Today is a perfect day for The Cure! This song is from their "Wild Mood Swings" album, one of my favorites! And reflects this day flawlessly!

Doing the Unstuck

"it's a perfect day for letting go
for setting fire to bridges
and other dreary worlds you know
let's get happy!
it's a perfect day for making out
to wake up with a smile without a doubt
to burst grin giggle bliss skip jump and sing and shout
let's get happy!

but it's much to late you say
for doing this now
we should have done it then
well it just goes to show
how wrong you can be
and how you really should know
that it's never too late
to get up and go"

Didn't your Mother ever Teach you?

What is it with people that stare? Didn't their parents ever teach them to not stare?

I went to PeiWei last night for dinner and while we were sitting there having a nice conversation, there was this girl sitting next to us, all by herself, and she kept staring at me. I tried to just ignored her, but the tables at PeiWei are fairly close together. I felt like asking her if she wanted to push her table up next to ours and join in on the conversation. Of course I didn't, because I can be kind of cowardly. I wish I were more like my sister Terri in these situations.

She finally left after she finished eating her dinner. It was really uncomfortable. Why do people do this? And, why didn't I say something to the effect of... Is there a problem? Why do you keep staring at me? Do I have something on my face? Is there a monkey flying over my head?

Why am I so lame in these types of situations?

Sarah's Birthday Cake

I make this cake for myself every July 19th, which is my birthday.

Note: This recipe is really easy to make, but it is DECADANT! If you are not into a whole lotta chocolate, it probably isn't for you. But, I can tell you... this cake is YUMMY!!! Mmmmm... Good!

Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Most Chocolatey Chocolatiest Cake Mix you can find
1 package Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)

Grease two 8 inch or two 9 inch round pans. Follow the directions for the cake mix to make the batter. Pour the package of semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly in both greased pans. Pour the batter into each cake pan evenly (with the chocolate chips on the bottom). Bake according to the directions on the cake mix box.

When the cakes are finished baking pull them out of the oven and place them in the freezer for about 30-60 minutes. (The chocolate chips need to be hardended in order to not make a mess) Once the cakes are completely cooled and the chocolate chips are hard, place one cake upside down on a platter. Put the cream cheese frosting on top of the cake (which will be the middle), then place the other cake right side up on top of the first cake and frosting. Frost the rest of the cake, sides and all with the rest of the cream cheese frosting.

If there is a little frosting left over add some food coloring to it and write a little message to the Birthday boy/girl!

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package cream cheese
1 stick real butter
1 package powdered sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon vanilla

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and butter. Slowly add the powdered sugar until the frosting has a consistency of thick paste. Add the lemon juice and vanilla. Add more powdered sugar, you want to use all of the powdered sugar if possible. Once all the powdered sugar has been added, if the consistency is to thick, add a teaspoon of water at a time until the frosting is as thin as toothpaste. Once it has reached that consistency, it is ready to be used.


This explains ME to a Tee!

I thought that this was classically funny... because, this is ME!

Understanding Women
(A man's perspective)

I know I am not going to understand women.
I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax,
pour it on your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root,
and still be afraid of a spider.

I can go into an esthetician and have all sorts of hair removed with hot wax, but get me to go near a spider and I turn into a jittering, quivering idiot!

Spears Alert!

In this week US Weekly has an article about Britney Spears and her new pregnancy.

It's Titled: Britney: Pregnant & Unhappy

Here’s the thing. If you are a multi-million dollar pop icon and you can't even go to the Dr.'s office to buy birth control... Need I say more? Okay, I will... You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.

She is preg-o and married to Kevin Federline (LOSER Alert!). According the Us Weekly she had plans to release a new album that she has been working on. The source says "She wanted to take over the pop world again to feel personal strength in her life and relationship, and now she will be stuck home pregnant again."

Oh My Goodness! Like there is nothing worse then having a child and having to care for it and possibly having to take it on a tour! (she needs to finish that album first tho) Poor, poor put upon Britney. I don't know how she does it. All these stresses of being her, Britney Spears, and not just Britney Spears, but a white trash girl from Louisiana who got knocked up by her husband and then got knocked up again before she could lose the weight. Which, btw, I am having serious doubts about whether she will be able to lose at all. To have worries like that, I think I would kill myself.

I found this little excerpt on the US Weekly website...

Here is the corresponding picture:

"Britney Spears, 24, couldn’t hide her pregnancy any longer when she showed up poolside at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this weekend, sporting a red bikini and a serious bump. The singer is expecting her second child with husband Kevin Federline, 28, sources have confirmed to Us. The couple have been married since September 2004 and have a seven-month-old child, Sean. Federline has a daughter, Kori, 3, and a 21-month -old son, Caleb, from a previous relationship. Spears’ 1999 debut album sold more than 10 million copies."

Okay, Kevin Federline should be in the NBA. He is doing his duty by helping populate the world... like so many of those basketball stars (a.k.a. Kobe, Jordan, Pippin).

I think I am done buying Britney's records. Wait... no, that’s right, I didn't ever buy one of her records in the first place. Whew!

I tried...

I am having a difficult time making my new look work for my blog.

I am going to keep this one up until my new one is FINISHED!!!

Then I will post the new one and it will work like a charm, links and all.

Face Lift

I helped Terrible Tee give her blog a facelift last night.

I was tweeking and trying to make it look good until 12:30am... We started messing with it at 8pm.

So, go check it out! It's pretty sweet. I am actually jealous that her blog looks so 'coo' now.

I am going to tackle mine later on today (after church), so check back periodically and you might be surprised with my new face lift too!

East Side vs. West Side

Mike calls me an East Side Snob sometimes. He seems to think that I have an attitude that reads "What? The West side?!?". I don't feel this way. I had a conversation with one of my bestest friends Traci about a month ago regarding this exact thing. Her husband calls her the same thing. I said to Mike that he couldn't claim that he wasn't from the "East Side" because he grew up on 3rd East. Even though it’s relatively close to State Street it still isn't the "West Side".

Traci and I both feel that if you grow up with certain circumstances, you naturally want the same type of circumstances when you get older and are able to create and/or improve that for yourself and your offspring. Am I really an East Side Snob because I hate driving out to West Valley? The roads out there are completely screwed up... One way in... One way out. I think that they should just wall it off... than we won't have to deal with them AT ALL

It isn't as though they would be missed. What would you miss? The sky high bangs (even though its 2006)? The trucks with 6" lifts on them that you could fit a large Vietnamese family in?
Does that make me an East Side Snob?

Well, I don't agree!

Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo and all the immigration talks that are going on right now, I am posting these lyrics from West Side Story today...


Puerto Rico
My heart's devotion
Let it sink back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the island Manhattan
Smoke on your pipe
And put that in!

I like to be in America
Okay by me in America
Everything free in America

For a small fee in America

Buying on credit is so nice

One look at us and they charge twice

I'll have my own washing machine

What will you have though to keep clean?

Skyscrapers bloom in America

Cadillacs zoom in America

Industry boom in America

Twelve in a room in America

Lots of new housing with more space

Lots of doors slaming in our face

I'll get a terrace apartment

Better get rid of your accent

Life can be bright in America

If you can fight in America

Life is all right in America

If you're all white in America

Here you are free and you have pride

Long as you stay on your own side

Free to be anything you choose

Free to wait tables and shine shoes

Everywhere grime in America
Organized crime in America
Terrible time in America

You forget I'm in America

I think I'll go back to San Juan

I know what boat you can get on

Everyone there will give big cheers

Everyone there will have moved here

I am glad that I live in America!

Mommy's Musings

My cutest mom has started a blog too! I am so proud of her for getting online, signing up, and posting on her blog.

It is called Tink's Musings. She is posting her wonderful poems that she wrote while she was taking care of my Nanny (her mother) after she suffered from a stroke.

Taking care of my Nanny was hard on all of us, but my mom felt the brunt of it. She took care of her for 8 years.

Her poems hit all the different aspects of what it was like to care for her, good and bad, funny and sad. My mom has such a gift for writing. I wish that I had just a hint of her talent.

Please click here to read some of Tink's Musings .

New Phone

I just got a new cell phone...

Here it is, or at least a picture of what it looks like.


Just thought I would share. *smile*

Why is it soooo HARD?

I have the hardest time getting up so I can be to work on time.

My boss is being very patient with me and I know that his patience is starting to run thin... we tried the averages and I did pretty well with that... then I got sick.

It all went down the drain at that point.

It is so difficult for me to get my butt out of bed in the morning. I just can't do it sometimes... like this morning for instance, I set my alarm for 5 am but I didn't get up until 9:10 am...

What is my problem?

Recipe Day

I have decided that every Wednesday I will post a new recipe up here on my blog. Cooking is something that I really enjoy doing and I really enjoy sharing the recipes that I make and receiving new recipes to try too.

This one is a favorite at all of our parties and family gatherings.

Avocado Salsa

16 ounces frozen corn, thawed
1 Large can olives, drained and sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 small onion (either Vidalia or something similar)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons cider or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 large ripe avocados
Tortilla chips

In a large bowl, combine corn, olives, red pepper, and onion. In a small bowl, combine garlic, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper; mix well. Pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Just before serving, chop avocados and stir into salsa. Serve with tortilla chips.

Yield: about 7 cups

The reason I thought to post this recipe first is because I just emailed it to about 4 different people yesterday. I got a flood of requests; because I made it for Mike's party... it was a BIG hit, like always. ENJOY!

Controversial Topic

I have been trying to find a controversial topic to post here on my blog so that I can have as much, if not more mud slinging on here then there is on other blogs around...

This is the closest I could find to controversy... that I cared about, at least.

REAL controversy... click here

Spring Flowers

I went to Temple Square last night with Terri, Willow and baby Sarah.

We took LOTS of pictures...

Here are a few.

This is the perfect time to go to Temple Square if you want to take pictures of the flowers.

They are beautiful and colorful and you can't take a bad photo.

So, go downtown and take some picture for crying out loud!

I owe this day to Liz, for saying that she was grateful for how pretty the flowers are at Temple Square this time of year. It reminded me that I told Mike a couple weeks ago that I wanted to go there and take some pictures of all the flowers. And to Terri, for suggesting that we go down and take those pictures, because I don't think that I would have if she hadn't suggested it.

Thanks Gals!

Find Your Pose!

This is my sleeping pose. You can find yours too by taking this quiz.
Post your response in my comments... lemme know what pose they say you sleep in.

I couldn't believe how accurate it really was, I actually do sleep like this most of the time.



I watched this movie last night

I actually really liked it.

Keira Knightly didn't bug me that much.

The soundtrack is really cool.

Mickey Rourke... Need I say more?

It was just a good, check your brain at the door kind of movie.

I also did a little research on Domino Harvey, the real Domino Harvey. I found out that she died from an overdose in June of 2005 and was found in her bathtub about 3 months after she died.

I would have hated to be the guy that found her.

Sad that the real Domino died, but the movie lives on.

Domino received mostly poor reviews from the press when it saw theatrical release, though like any movie did have a good share of positive reviews, notably from both Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper who gave the film two thumbs up.

The estimated $50,000,000 budget was not made back as the film grossed only $20,351,133 worldwide, easily labeling the film as a flop.

For all those that don't want to use brain power during a movie, rent it, you'll most likely like it.

Go Pete Ashdown!

Ethan called me last week and asked me to participate in the Pete Ashdown Day that he has arragned from SLCSpin to support Pete's efforts in running for the Senate.

So, I am...

You can check out Pete Ashdown's website here to read up on the ways that he is planning to improve Utah.

I personally believe that anyone that is willing to try to knock Orrin off his pedistal is a good choice for me! We need new blood in the Senate seat. Someone that is looking out for us and not blinded by their set ways. Pete Ashdown is a successful business man, he started XMission, the largest web hosting company in Utah. He is technically saavy and has a good head for business.

My statements aren't nearly as articulate as some others that I have read, but I am glad to support him still, even if I don't have 4 paragraphs on how wonderful he is.

Please, Please, Please get Orrin OUT and put Pete IN!

Go Pete Ashdown!

You can check out what others have to say about Pete by clicking on their links below...



Today is my hubby's 35th Birthday.

Happy, Happy sweetie-pie!

Loves, Hugs and lots of kisses!!!

I have an awesome picture of him in his birthday getup from the party on Saturday that I will post when I get home tonight... it's SWEET!

See... It's SWEET, huh?

Why Me?

So, I have been asked to sing in a Stake Relief Society Enrichment Program... by myself!!!

What kind of people are in my ward that think that I could sing by myself?!?!?!

The song is called "What Heaven See's in Me", it is one of the MOST cheesy songs that I have ever heard... and it goes completely against my moral fiber. I don't really know why I said yes. I am terrified that I will sound like a complete doofus in front of the whole stake. I finally convinced the gal that I couldn't sing it alone and that I would need someone to sing it with me (even though it's arranged as a solo).

So, theres a guy in my ward that is going to split the arrangement for me to sing with someone else. I asked Terri if she would, but I doubt that she will. So, I need someone who can sing with me, but I don't know who? Mike suggested that I get one of the Young Women to sing with me...I just don't know what to do.

What did I get myself into?