Monday, July 28, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Monday, July 28th, 2008
"Make loud vomiting sounds in a stall when you're sure someone has entered the restroom, and then mutter, 'Oh, I never could hold my tequila. Why do I do this to myself?'"

Friday, July 25, 2008

Well Westates Theatres have changed their minds again. The "Art" cinema is now going to show first run movies and charge full price ($5 for matinees and $7 for evening shows). It sucks, I know, sorry.

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Attn: Hickman Family!!!
The annual Hickman/Godfrey families outing up Green Canyon is tonight at 6pm at the usual campsite. Brother Godfrey is bringing horses and I'm guessing there will be the usual food line up. See you guys there.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
"Every time anyone walks by, ask if they're going for coffee. If they offer to get you a cup or invite you to join them, say, 'No thanks, I don't drink coffee, I was just curious.'"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Logan now has a new discount theater. The Art Cinema was loosing money so they are now showing second-run films and charging only $1.50 a ticket. That's even cheaper than Cinefour. This weekend they have Kung Fu Panda for the 7pm show and Get Smart for the 9pm show. Both of those are definitely worth $1.50 to see and a good alternative if you can't get tickets to the new Batman movie.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008




So it has been an eventful week.

Saturday at drill Mike was given a promotion to Corporal. That now officially makes him a non-commissioned officer (NCO), and I am very proud of him. I think he's mostly excited because that means he can now have a sword.

Monday was Mike's birthday and I suprised him by taking him indoor sky diving at iFly Utah in the Salomon center in Ogden. I had him convinced that I'd signed him up for line dancing lessons at a honkytonk somewhere, so it was definitely a good suprise. I will post videos later this afternoon.

Tuesday morning mike's grandpa Shelton passed away doing what he loved, camping at Navajo lake with his wife. The viewing is Friday night at Allen Hall Mortuary in Logan and the funeral is Saturday morning at the Shelton's church. Everyone misses him, he was a great guy.

And finally (hopefully), Mike's sister had her baby girl this morning. She was due last Sunday but came early this morning. Riley Dawn (I hope I got the spelling right) is 7lbs 14oz and mom and daughter are doing good.

Monday, July 14, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Weekend edition
"Make squeaking noises whenever you use your computer's mouse."

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Monday, July 14th, 2008 (Mike's Birthday!!!) (Bastille Day, France)
"Take a shredder to work or borrow one. Make a big production of everything you shred by announcing 'Wouldn't want anyone to read THAT!'"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My sister's business Mood Wrapz (http://www.moodwrapz.com/) has some cool new products. I applied some to my new ipod last night, check it out...




They have tons of laser cut stickers in all kinds of shapes and themes. And the best part is you can put them anywhere! The adhesive cleans up REALLY easily after removal and you can even pull up the stickers and place them somewhere else if you want and they will still stick. (I repositioned the ones on my back of my ipod 3 times). These would be great for windows in kids rooms, on laptops, ipods, cell phones, or anything else you want to personalize.
**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Thursday, July 10, 2008
"Tsk-tsk everything someone eats and drinks all day."

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
"Whenever colleagues talk about their kids, discuss your pet rock with the same reverence and tone."

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRAIG!!! Its my brother-in-laws birthday today.

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**Dumb Dares for the Office**
July 8th, 2008
"When something bad occurs, announce that these things wouldn't happen if 'the powers that be' would 'allow us to wear swim trunks, Hawaiian shirts, and flip-flops' to work."

Monday, July 07, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Monday, July 7, 2008
"Go to an afternoon meeting with your shirt on backwards or inside out."

Sunday, July 06, 2008







So this is the front of our house. Its not much but I like to make an effort to have the house look pleasant. You know a safe, homey, inviting place where people feel comfortable.

This is what I see when I look out my bedroom windows or living room windows or front door...





Those homes might not seem so bad, but this is AFTER a realtor (the home on the corner was cleaned up and is now being sold) went door to door in our immediate area and asked people to please clean up their yards and porches to help make the neighborhood attractive to potential buyers. On that first one you can't see it but that neighbor never cleans up after their dog, so in the summer there is the ever present odor that we like to call "eau de irresponsible pet parents".

And then theres the nasty, white-trash, neighbors we see every time we walk out the back door. I have NEVER seen any of the men that live there with a shirt on...there are usually 4 or 5 guys standing, pacing, or siting on the driveway at all hours of the day, usually drinking smoking and using language completely unacceptable for the small children that are always around (I'm asuming the kids are offspring because they occasionally pick them up, but it hasn't stopped them from preventing the toddler from drinking out of the muddy nasty sprinkler pond that collects at the corner of the drive way). I called the police on them once because they were all passing around a bottle of wild turkey and I saw them pass it to the young boys that were with them and they all laughed when the kids drank. The cops said "we don't know if this is reliable information and they will probably be gone by the time a squad car gets there. There isn't enough evidence for us to enter the house if they aren't outside when the officers arrive." *sigh* Thanks for caring dispatch.

If I'm murdered in a home invasion while Mike is away at drill this weekend, it was the alcoholic, filthy, shirtless, tattooed miseries that live in the light blue house with the green isuzu trooper parked out back.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Friday, July 4th, 2008
"During a meeting, stand suddenly and shout, "Shut UP!, Just...just shut up and give me a minute to THINK!"

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Saturday/Sunday July 5/6 2008
"All day carry a martini glass and drink water from it. Add an olive, perhaps, or wear sunglasses."

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So I'm in here at my office doing my second job...cleaning the office I work in all week. Normally I pay my nieces and nephews to help out, they get cash and I get to clean in an hour instead of three hours by myself. I've decided that the worst part of cleaning is the vomit inducing smell issuing from the dumpster. It never used to be this bad, when it was mostly 9 to 5, paper pushing businesses. Now we've got a sandwiche shop, Hair salon/barber shop, and to top it off...an Indian restaurant. The dumpster didn't start smelling vomitous until the temperatures hit about 80ish. Now its roasting in 90 degree weather all week and they empty the dumpster on Monday so it is full the brim. I'm not kidding, I have to hold my breathe and put my shirt over my mouth and nose. I honestly believe each restaurant needs to have their own seperate dumpster for the olfactory sake of everyone else around.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Quote of the day "If Colonel Sanders were elected President and the price of chicken tripled, you'd be supsicious too."
Hi all,

Its the long July 4th weekend. Fireworks tonight here in Logan (yes, we are strange) and tomorrow my dad wants me to drive one of his vintage cars in the parade out in Lewiston...I'll probably have a few nieces and nephews with me in whatever vehicle I am driving. Saturday Mike is taking his dad fishing so I think I'm going to be lazy and sleep in and read and finally have a lazy, do-nothing weekend.

We also have the Cruise-In going on this week, go to http://www.cachevalleycruisein.com/ for more information. They are having the STYX concert at the fairgrounds tomorrow night and the classic car drag parade Saturday. I doubt I'm going to either.

Lots of birthdays this month: Brother-in-law Craig on the 8th, husband Mike on the 14th, dad Lou on the 18th, niece Nicole and brother-in-law Don on the 21st. And one possible niece to be born on the 13th...or there abouts.

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**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
"Speak like an old-time gangster (think James Cagney) by adding "see!" to the end of phrases and sentences. ("I want you to find Wayne, see! And get him to approve these TPS reports, see!")

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
"Buy a cheap cigar and carry it with you all day in your mouth. (Chewing is optional.) Gesture dramatically with it in your hand when you talk."

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Thanks to everyone for the cards, gifts, and birthday wishes over the weekend! My husband suprised me by taking me bicycle shopping the day before my birthday, I got a blue old school 'cruiser' style and I love it. I've been saying that I want one for a while now and one of these days I'm going to work up the ambition to ride it to work.

Then he suprised me again at midnight with another gift. Mike and I like to go to the sporting goods stores around town when we don't have anything else to do, and browse. Last time we were in the store we were trying on baseball gloves. He noticed which one I really liked and hid it at the bottom of a stack so he could go back later and buy it without me knowing. He had also bought a baseball and a softball and a baseball glove for himself. We had a midnight game of catch under the street light, it was great.

Also this weekend our good friend, Patience, was visiting from D.C. We had a hot dog cookout for her, Saturday night, up Logan Canyon at my dad's cabin. Nothing like meat by-products, jello creations, paintballs and a slingshot to make a great evening even better...oh and party crashers too. Pache...I want those pictures of the 2 best jello creations ever!

Patience also had the ugliest rental car I've ever seen. It looked like the love child from an affair between C3PO (yes the star wards robot) and a PT Cruiser. Here are some snaps...


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

**Dumb Dares for the Office**
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 (Canada Day)
"Walk around all day with a hard copy of the company dress code and a clipboard. Ask "Is that appropriate?" often and use a tape measure to check hemlines."