Sunday, November 18, 2007

Do you hear me snow?...

As many of you know, last Christmas Nate and I were unable to go to Washington for Christmas because of a blizzard. At the beginning of last week 9News started timidly talking about a chance of snow "making holiday travel difficult." Luckily, it sounds like any snow will be minimal...


I say "luckily" because so help me, if snow keeps me from leaving this house for another major holiday...I am just going to lose it.


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Generation Y (why?)

I was driving to school today, listening to NPR like I usually do. They were talking about baby boomers and retirement, a recently popular topic. After a while they got on generation Y (why?), the generation that I am a member of. They started talking about how generation Y expects to be paid more and expects to get promotions within a year. Then I thought back to all the other things generation Y is. We feel entitled to things we haven’t necessarily earned, we don’t want to work as hard, we need constant reinforcement. I’m sure that there’s more.

What I heard this morning was the last straw, I mean, maybe some if it is true but it might also become a self fulfilling prophecy, you know, keep telling a group of people what they’re like and eventually they’ll meet your expectations.

Aside from all this I have to tell you my new theory about the source of the many shortcomings of generation Y. The baby boomers are getting old and as we know, old people like to complain. So I’m thinking that maybe all this is, is a generation of old people complaining about how terrible the up-and-coming generation is.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Graph

This graph, from my latest experiment, made me so happy I wanted to cry.
Figure 1. More awesome than you.

I defy you to call this anything but sublime.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fall in Colorado....


Remember how we had snow?...Well now we don't. This picture was taken a couple weeks ago but it might as well have been yesterday. For those of you who haven't gotten to see what Little Spike is doing to my belly...here I am indulging you.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

HALLOWEEN!!!

I got to spend last weekend in Idaho visiting my family, having a baby shower, and gushing over my adorable cousins in costume at our big family Halloween party! It really is remarkable how cute my cousins are, and when you put them in costumes...well, see for yourself:

Here's Brenda (cleaning lady), Porter (mouse) and Maylen (dragon).

Blakely (70's girl) and Rhendi (Granny)

Hope (Little Red Riding Hood)

Allie (Dorothy), Zane (Scarecrow), Blake (Lion), Kyle (Tin-man)

Nate and I can only hope that Little Spike is as cute as the other girls in our family...I've known for years that the competition is stiff.

The party was a huge success. There was pinata-ing, balloon popping, candy eating, and pin the wart on the witch-ing. It made up for the fact that I wasn't able to be in Colorado for trick-or-treaters. By the end of the weekend, I was all Halloweened out. Below are videos of the mayhem that ensued when a pinata, a stick, and children under 10 were all placed in the same vicinity.


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In other Halloween news, I think everybody should know that my mom made 92 Caramel Apples for trick-or-treaters. She was able to save 10 of them but the rest were spoken for by families knocking at her door. Impressive mom.

P.S. Okay so the videos aren't working for me either right now. But I'm going to bed. I'll fix it later.