Sunday, December 28, 2008
Yesterday Nicole told me she could get used to only two weeks of winter and that it felt like spring it was 45 degrees. Also the snow finally melted so we don't have to be in 4 wheel drive to park at our apartment, and we won't have to shovel any more snow we hope.
But to help us remember how it was I found this cool image of of the snow storm from space.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Well since the Gorge was shut down for four days the mail got backed up and we didn't receive are presents from the "Mother Ship" until the day after christmas or as are friends up north call it "Boxing Day." So here are our presents.
thanks mom & andy and virgina (we love the gingerbread man!)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
It snowed alot in the portland metro area this year.
Then it did some freezing rain
But people still rode their bikes
And went surfing??
And while they were doing that, no one plowed the roads.
Which made going anywhere really hard for me. But it was no problem for rich.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.http://www.flickr.com/search/
2. Using only the first page, pick an image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php (choose four columns and three rows, also choose individual URL's)
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your nickname.
Anyone who wants to do it.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
My sister sent us a package full of our favorite goodies. One of those goodies is grandma sycamore's white bread. that stuff if like cake and we haven't found anything here that comes close. We ate every decadent piece of that loaf in 24 hours. So sad.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
In defense of food - Micheal Pollan
The earth knows my name - Patricia Klindienst
This organic life: confessions of a suburban homesteader - Joan Dye Gussow
Into thin air -John Krakauer
The Climb - Anatoli Nikoliavich Boukreev
Over the Edge: A True Story of Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia - Greg Child
The cruelest miles - Gay and Laney Salisbury
a long way gone: memoirs of a boy soldier - Ishmael Beah
Gone with the wind - Margaret Mitchell
Collapse: How societies choose to succeed or fail - Jared Diamond
The Thornbirds - Colleen McCullough
oh man. my list sucks compared to joy's - but it's pretty good for a reading newbie (:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
But then again, they also salt and plow the roads in Utah.
The temple sure is pretty in the snow today!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
New front and rear brakes and rotors. New tires. New headlights. New belts. New rear bearings. New boot.
Makes loud "whirring" noise in the back. Expect clicking noise near the front in a few months. Requires exquisite flexibility or a passenger for entry. Automatic seatbelts. Locking trunk (only the current owner is able to open it at this time). Not-optional sauna setting. Leaky sunroof = after gym showers or refreshing morning showers. Likes to "dance" when making sharp turns.
Comes with free guessing game: When will I run out of gas???
Please contact us if you are interested, because we are not interested in fixing the fuel pump in the coldness.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Free Hot Tub
Date: 2008-10-15, 8:57AM AKDT
Do you need a year round way to water your lawn, deck, yard, garage? Have you ever wondered what a 425 gallon colander looks like? Ever really wanted a motorized dog bath? Today is your lucky day. I have a free hot tub. Yes it is complete and it is drained. I drained part of it and it drained itself the rest of the way. Where does it leak??? Find that and you have found the leprechaun with the pot of gold. This unit is perfect for the individual who knows no limit to frustration. The type of person who likes a challenge even when there is no chance of winning. This will build the kind of character in you the armed forces dream of. You will find yourself exhibiting behavior that you never thought possible, but ITS FREE!!!! You will need strong backs to load and a trailer. I will be able to offer short bouts of sympathy and witty banter while you prepare to begin your journey.
If this interests you, and it should because ITS FREE, you will need to call and schedule to come by and pick it up. Please remember, I am not a business as it is hard to make a living giving things away. Please call and let me know when you will be there as I have other things to do. I will not guarantee anything except you have your work cut out for you. I will not deliver it, save it, paint it, or take photos of it for you until it is on your trailer....again...ITS FREE. Please call me if you want it. [DELETED] Coleman 411 – 5 Person tub Has Cover Pumps, heater, etc did work Air injector pump has been disconnected The rest is a foam filled crap shoot
Location: South Anchorage
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
You Are 45% Left Brained, 55% Right Brained
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
Monday, November 17, 2008
p.s. this picture was taken from somewhere online - i dont really think it was taken in oregon though......when searching for a picture there are actually signs like this all over.......
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I have never understood why some are more pricey than others? Who cares if it is soft....does rough TP contribute to hemmorhoids or something? Strength on the other hand......that is important for apparent reasons. Since I had a coupon for charmin, I decided we would get it, even though it is double the price of angel soft or the "off brand kind" that we usually buy. I thought that maybe it is more expensive because it lasts longer. Afterall, they claim that their 24 rolls are equal to 96 regular rolls..........
So we are running our own consumer report on TP. We have 4 rolls of angel soft which are going in the TP holder starting tomorrow. We are going to consume a moderate fiber diet (meaning I am not going to add or take away any vegetables and whole grains from our diet) - and we are going to count how many days it takes to get through the 4 rolls of TP. Note that we will not be taking our TP to work - and since I only work 1 day this week, I will be using a separate stash of TP from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm (the time i am usually using salem hospital's TP).
Once those are gone - we will see how long it takes to get through 4 rolls of charmin extra strong that we bought. If it is the same amount of time, then i am never going to buy expensive TP again - Even if I do have a coupon.........
Does anyone have an insight to who the winning TP will be???
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
The exciting news is that I get a free training session tommorow. I've never been to one of those. But let me tell you, I think it's going to be good. I can't wait until she asks me if i have any nutritional goals and if I want to buy some whey protein supplements.................
Should I play dumb and ask her lots of questions that will show me if she is nutritionally inept.......or should I tell her that I am a dietitian and see if she dares try to sell me anything???
hmmmm. Im excited for tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
and we had a romantic dinner in italy (or as close as we could get within walking distance)----Taylor man, we wish you coulda been there with us again. I refrained from eating my weight in soup for once.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Since it is almost inconcievable that I played organized sports......I thought I would give you a picture
it's like one of those jr. high forwards - but in blog form. I'm not sure how i feel about it. Don't feel obligated to read this.
I am: richards favorite wife (and i think his only wife)
I think: alot about my book gone with the wind........is she going to marry Rhett????
I know: that i am a child of god
I fear: being a clinical dietitian for the rest of my life
I feel: cold
I hear: richard cleaning up dinner
I smell: the taco's richard made for dinner
I crave: pumpkin pie and cookie, and peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies and salt
I cry: if someone looks at me wrong
I usually: change my mind about everything
I wonder: what is going to happen to scarlett in my book
I regret: not quitting dietetics when I wanted to
I love: richard's beard and calling people "little slimes"
I care: about my health
I always: say "have a nice life" instead of goodbye to my mom
I worry: about obama becoming president
I am not: a dancer
I remember: my mountains all the time
I sing: only at church - and to red hot chili peppers in my car and i hum at work
I dont always: eat healthy or pick up my towels - even though i try to make richard think I do
I write: nutrition assessments on people that either refuse to eat/can't eat or shouldn't eat so much
I win: quiet often at our new game: thurn and taxes
I lose: every soccer game i've ever played
I wish: That I was an amazing scriptorian and that I payed more attention in sunday school/semenary
I listen: to the oldies station on my way home from work
I can usually be found: reading, cooking, eating or daydreaming
I am happy: pretty much all the time
I tag: anyone that wants to do it, but i really think i would like this to stop......because i think i just wasted a half hour on introspection.....and richard stopped doing the dishes.......