Thursday, February 28, 2008

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

[Another random throwback post. 2.28.08]

I am trying to study, which is obviously not working out very well. But I am being highly entertained by my z key. It broke. And by broke, I mean the key completely came off as well as several small pieces that go along with it. This happened during class--and I really needed my z key. So I fixed it, ghetto style. It keeps popping off, but you don't use z that much--so it works. The only problem is that now it is hyper sensitive. If your finger is barely resting on it, not even pushing down, you end up with zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz before you know it. So anyway, I am studying, and every time I look up from my typing I see something like z study guide (like "the" with a french accent), or ryzan (like he is a rapper and adds -iz to everything.)

whew!

Most of you probably don't know that I fractured my foot in October. It was kind of hard to tell--I didn't have a cast or crutches. Just a really annoying "occlusion fragment of the 5th metatarsal," which basically means that my tendon pulled a chunk of bone off the bone that connects to my little toe. Anyway, I couldn't walk properly for weeks. And, since I walk continually around campus and at work, it took a really long time to heal. In fact, it is just barely better. Anyway, all that information that you probably didn't want to know was build up to this moment...I went running today! For the first time since October! Wow. I didn't go very far because I am out of shape and I was kind of worried my foot was going to hurt. But I ran! It was surprisingly wonderful, really. Being outside, running, feels so good. I feel like I actually accomplished something today. Hooray!
(Oh, and don't worry, I gained back all the calories I burned this morning by eating Molten Chocolate Cake at Chili's this afternoon. Way to go, meg.)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mouse-trap car

My little sister, Kayla, had to build a mouse-trap car for her science class. She only had a few problems. (1) She didn't know what a mouse-trap car was, nor did her teacher provide any instruction as to how she might build one. (2) She is definitely not good at building cars. (2) My dad was out of town for the week at State Basketball. (3) Even if my dad was in town, he is not very technically oriented...and I don't think he builds cars. Solution? Call Ryan, because of course he knows how to do it. He didn't know what a mouse-trap car was, but after a few hours of research he was drawing scale models. This went on for a few days; I would wake up in the morning and he would have a-new-and-improved idea for the car. I think he stayed up at night thinking about it. Anyway, my mom and Kayla drove up Friday night to watch my dad's basketball games (he coaches, not plays), and Kayla and Ryan spent most of Saturday building her car. In reality, I guess, Ryan built the car while everyone else watched and Kayla popped the balloons she was supposed to use to line the tires of the car. The car was successfully built, and Kayla even got an A. Way to be a builder, Ryan.

This is a mousetrap car. I don't really know what it is, but it is
powered by a mousetrap. Pretty amazing.

I tried a video. I don't know if it will work, but I sincerely hope it does...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

fiddy $ (kind of like fiddy cent)

What you can buy for $50 in one day...

3 henley-style Meg shirts
1 Ryan sweater
1 Ryan polo
1 pair of Meg earrings
2 Ryan shoehorns/ backscratcher doubles). He broke his first shoehorn and can't live without it...so we stocked up.
2 pairs of Meg gloves
2 Ryan hats
1 sink-width colander
1 cutting board to double act as a sink cover to create more counter space
1 olive oil pouring bottle
1 IKEA chocolate bar (or should I say Mjolkchoklad?)
1 mandolin (an amazing slicing tool).



I love the Park City Outlet mall.






Our purchases, "artistically" arranged.

Friday, February 15, 2008

chop

I came home Wednesday night to a new husband...
This is Ryan, Tuesday afternoon.

And Ryan, Wednesday night. No goatee, almost no hair...who is this kid? I almost didn't recognize him. Looks good, huh?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good news

1. Melting icicle=warmer weather! Provo is heating up to the scorching mid 40s, and it feels like summer!

2. Ryan found my flash drive! It has been missing for a week, and has a lot of things saved on it that only exist on my flash drive (bad idea). Randomly, it was shoved into his church binder. (???) The binder is, coincidentally, the exact same place we found his $80 piece of paper (an access code for online homework). Next time we lose something, I am looking inside the binder that eats everything first.

3. We tried the sandwich recipe Jenn posted on her blog. WOW! Just the best sandwich ever. Thanks Jenn.

bad news

Our icicle is melting. A lot.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

ice ice baby



This is our pet icicle. It does not yet have a name, but we are totally open for suggestions. It has been on a growing/shrinking cycle since before Christmas. Now our dear little icicle is only a foot from the ground!!! If it ever does touch, you are all invited to our house for an icicle party. I don't know exactly what you do at an icicle party, but it will definitely be amazing.


In other news, remember Leafy, our snowman, from a few posts ago? This is him now. Doesn't he look so sad? His poor little stick arm beckons to me every time I walk past him (which happens to be at least twice a day, to and from school). However, although I do love Leafy, I will be extremely happy to see him--and the rest of the snow--go away for good.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I've been tagged!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves
C. At the end of the post, the player tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they are tagged

10 years ago I was: In fifth grade, in Mrs. Park's class in Las Vegas. She had a southern accent, which seemed really exotic at the time.

5 things on my to-do list for today:
(It's 11:09 p.m., so here is a small portion of my to-do list for tomorrow)
1. Pay attention in MFHD 160 instead of messing around on facebook/blog
2. Start my design for my book
3. Study for ELang 322 exam...then take it!
4. Survive a Friday night at the Sizz
5. Turn in my paper for the Humanities Symposium

4 Things I would do if I became a billionaire:
1. Move somewhere nicer. Even if we were still renting...just somewhere where the kitchen isn't green and daisy/sunflower, the heater works, and there is air conditioning in the summer
2. Buy "real" furniture (currently, all of ours was donated by more fortunate people)
3. Buy Ryan a truck and myself something cute/cool/fun to drive
4. Buy our college degrees? Can you do that? Do we really have to stay in school?

3 of my bad habits:
1. Asking Ryan to do something right as he is going to do it (happens at least three times a day. not on purpose)
2. Reading emails, not answering them right away because I am going to "get to it later," then never answering. The same applies for voice mail.
3. I am a grudge holder

5 places I've lived:
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. St. George, UT
3. Provo, UT
4. only the future knows...maybe somewhere random and super cool like England. But probably not.
5. ?

5 jobs I've had
1. Concessions at Tuacahn Ampitheater
2. Great Harvest Bread (job position=? I sold bread. And made smoothies. And closed the store)
3. Retail at Cracker Barrel
4. R & R Vending (haha...I cleaned out/restocked my dad's vending machines)
5. Cashier then Server at Sizzler

Things most people don't know about me:
I really, really like rhyming--especially non-sensical words.
I am beyond a perfectionist...I am like a super perfectionist.
The lowest grade I have ever received in a class, ever, was an A- (that sounds like bragging, but I am really just trying to show how much of a geek I am). And I was super mad about the A-.

OK...now-who's it?You've been tagged:
1. Mandi
2. Grace
3. Jenn
4. Janelle

Monday, February 4, 2008

carnivore

Ryan just informed me that my breath tastes like meat. Must have been that beefsteak I attended earlier today without him. Shucks. Should have brushed my teeth to hide the evidence.

P. S. For some reason, Ryan says that when people read this post, they are going to think he is a bad husband. He isn't, I promise.