February 26, 2009

This is embarrassing...

Do you all know that song by Bruce Springsteen, Blinded by the Light? Actually Manfred Mann's version is the one that is played the most often, but i digress. For years now I've listened to and sung along with this song, always wondering what the very odd lyrics meant.

Here's what I've been singing:

Madman mozart,
something something something with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into something
With a boulder on my shoulder,
feelin' kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round

With this very unpleasin',
sneezin' and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground

But she was...
Blinded by the light,
wrapped up like a douche,
another roamer in the night

And here's what the actual lyrics are:

Madman drummers bummers,
Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder,
feelin' kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round

With this very unpleasin',
sneezin' and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground

But she was...
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

I'm sure you can see the difference. It really is embarrassing that I've been saying douche for the last 15 years and that i just thought they were quirky lyrics. It honestly just dawned on me yesterday to look up the lyrics. Maybe i was just living in a dream world...but the calliope has crashed to the ground.

February 24, 2009

Medium Please

That's what i said at Jake's Over The Top today. It was a very long day. Brittany and I spent the day moving the office and millions of boxes to the storage unit. Yeah you heard right...millions. So we decided we deserved ice cream. Now i've purchased a small shake at Jake's before and it's pretty small so i said to myself, "self, you deserve a medium" and i ordered one. Grasshopper flavor. I like mint a lot. Why do they call in Grasshopper? It's mint ice cream with little bits of chocolate something in it. Nothing at all resembling or alluding to a grasshopper. Just saying...

So anyway, i ordered a medium and this is what i got. Brittany's is the small next to it.

Medium!?!?! What the heck does a large look like?

Needless to say it took awhile to finish it. I will stick with small from now on. But i deserved it. It was a long day.

February 20, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Moose! Oh My!

I don't know where all ya'll live but round here we have a crazy large beast called...wait for it...A MOOSE!

Ok if you've known me for very long at all, you know that I LOVE moose. I have boxes of moose stuff. Moose towels, moose figurines, moose blankets, moose stuffed animals... You name it, i've got it. And this is why:

Can anyone say cute?!?!

So with that in mind I tell you about the very large and in charge moose beast. As much as i love them i'm actually more scared of them than bears and cougars. They are really big, they have bad eyesight and really short tempers. And like most creatures (including humans) you do not want to be between a mamma moose and her baby. In fact, in Alaska there are more moose-related deaths than bear-related deaths. Crazy right!

With all of this in mind i tell you a story. My friends Brittany and Erik were on a hike in the beautiful Utah back country. They spotted a moose and instead of backing away very quietly Erik decides to chase the moose through the woods so that he could get a good picture of it. Word to the wise. Never chase a moose through the woods.

It actually worked out okay for him :-) and he got a great shot:

Gorgeous right! I love them.

I really have no idea what i just wrote... But it was all about a moose. Goodnight.

February 19, 2009

Life's Funny Like That!!!

Me and my Siamese twin are here to party!!!!

It's my blog friend Deb's Kick Chemo to the Curb Party today!!! Darling Bush Babe had the fantastic idea of throwing a blog party for her to celebrate her last day of chemo.

I was very excited but like Jeanie "I have nothing to wear and no beautiful photos to share." Blah. But i still want to party!!!

I found this great quote that i think really fits Deb:

"My advice to those who are about to begin, in earnest, the journey of life, is to take their heart in one hand and a club in the other."
- Josh Billings

Way to take a club to cancer darlin'!!

Also like Jeanie, i baked. I made Monster Cookies for you Deb. Actually they ship really well. Do you want some? :-)

February 17, 2009

What happened to Joaquin?

I really like Joaquin Phoenix. I think he's a fantastic actor and he's a very nice looking man...especially when he was playing Johnny Cash. He always seemed like a pretty cool guy.

And then this happened...

And this...

Some say it's an act, a ploy, a ruse. I really hope so! I want my handsome, Johnny Cash playing man back!

As an addendum, he has a great voice and i think he could have a great music career. I'm just worried about the fact that he always seemed stoned. I don't want him to go down that road.

February 15, 2009

Glorious Sun-Snow!

Last night i was up at the parent's house doing laundry...yes, yes, i know, pretty much the best Valentine's Day ever!

So anyway, it was dumping snow but the sun was shining really brightly. It's a weird Utah thing. Probably happens in other places too but i pretend it's a Utah thing. And it was so beautiful!

Here you go, enjoy the splendor :-)

February 14, 2009

Happy Brirthday Emmy-Girl!!!!

Guess who's three today!!!! Happy Birthday my girl!

Here are just a few of my favorite pics of pretty much the cutest kiddo ever :-)

February 12, 2009

Prayers and Water

If any of you are like my family and don't watch much TV you may not be up to speed on the serious fires that are raging in Australia right now. I was alerted to it by my friend Bush Babe and have been following it all week now. Her friend Gem is sharing her amazing story here. We have our fair share of devastating fires here in Utah and in the surrounding states and know how horrifyingly helpless we are to them.

There have been so many heroes during this. I love this picture.

Thousands of animals have been killed during these fires (some of which have been arson and that just makes me ill) and i believe the death toll is up to a tragic 170.

There are a few ways you can help if you would like too.

Pray! They need all the prayers you can offer. Pray for rain and pray for the victims and their families.
Go to the Australian Red Cross. Anything you can give will be appreciated.
Leave some words of encouragement and love for the victims and firefighters.

February 11, 2009

Ellefants and pups

I am a total sucker for sweet animal video's. That one with the lion that remembers the two guys after she was released into the wild...i cry every time i see it.

This one is great. Cried. Again. Even more of a sucker for Elephants. They are such amazing animals. I think i shall get one...yes, yes i shall.

February 6, 2009

Horticulturists Unite!

Unite and help me :-)

I have this plant in my office. It's quite the crazy plant. I call it Audrey II (name that movie) but would like to know what it actually is.

It is slowly taking over the office. I have cut it back so many times and it just keeps getting bigger.

These are the two unfortunate limbs that i lopped off today:

Any ideas? Help! I must know what it is before it eats me and destroys the office... Crud i just saw it move. Gotta go.