Thursday, January 27, 2011

Favorite Things

I just feel the need to share with you a few of my favorite things. Some have change my life drastically, others just make me happy, so I'm sharing the wealth. In no specific order

1. Saigon Cinnamon from Costco. So good. I thought cinnamon was cinnamon until I tried this stuff. It is so flavorful and makes my oatmeal extra delicious!
2. Costco. Enough said.
3. Heated mattress pad. Thank you Maggie! This has revolutionized my life. Our bedroom is almost 10 degrees colder than the rest of our tiny apartment. How, I don't know. Before this, getting into bed was like sliding into a giant freezer, now it is like sliding into the sand in Hawaii.
4. Peanut butter snickers. So good. How could you improve something that is great, ie. snickers, just add peanut butter.
5. Little tiny baby coat in my coat closet. I think it is cute, and it makes me happy to see it there.
6. Morning runs. I'm so productive the rest of the day.
7. Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. It's a good little workout.
8. Jimmer Fredette. Go BYU! I can't wait to see how many little Jimmers are born in the year 2011. Please tell me if you know someone who names their kid Jimmer. Pleeeease???
9. Hoda and Kathy Lee. I wish I had tv in my room, so I could watch KLG & Hoda from the comfort of my toasty bed.

Wow, I thought I'd be able to get to 10, but I don't want to over do it. Besides, I'm not Oprah where everything is my favorite thing. Did I forget anything vital?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Weirdos of the Night

One night, I received a phone call at 3:15 AM. I wasn't very pleased, but since it was a Utah number, I answered thinking maybe it was someone I knew. (it's hard to think clearly at 3 am)
Anyway, caller asks for Ricky.
I groggily growled that they had the wrong number.
45 minutes later, I get a text picture of this lady.
I promise, I'm not Ricky. But thanks for the picture.

Does anyone know this person?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Poll Results

The post you've all been waiting for, well I've been waiting for it. As you can see, the results from you, the people, state which sport requires more athleticism.

Swimming - 77%
Baseball - 22 %

Many of you have probably guessed who is partial to what sport, and I'm sure if I had more male readers, there would have been a few more votes for baseball.

Here are my reasons for siding with swimming:
Look at Michael Phelps, he is the picture of health, strong, muscular, has great endurance. Being a swimmer requires a lot of training. Sure, anyone can become a swimmer, but those who were once heavy, quickly lose weight swimming. It is a sport of constant motion, the person who is the fastest wins. It does require coordination also, fly, breaststroke, flip turns, etc.

Baseball on the other hand isn't the picture of health. Look at Pablo Sandoval, he is fat. He almost always gets out at 1st base because he is slow. But he has great hand eye coordination. And, if you look closely, he has a tin of tobacco in his butt pocket (not to mention all the players who have done performance enhancing drugs - A Rod....). Yep, you can chew chaw while participating in your sport. It is a sport of outwitting the opponent with steeling bases, change ups and curve balls, not of power and endurance.

Kalli and Jo, I see both your points concerning hand eye coordination. But I've done both sports, and I think anyone could learn hand eye coordination. With the right timing, you can hit a ball or you can release a pitch so that it lands in a catchable location. And swimming can be learned also. I'm not saying anyone could be a professional at either sport, but that both sports can be learned by anyone. But one will improve your health, while the other will improve your socialization skills while you are chilling in left field waiting for someone to hit a perfectly timed pitch to you.

I'm still sticking with swimming requires more athleticism. Skills can be learned with enough practice. You can do anything you want to do.

And isn't baseball being removed from the Olympics?


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Poll Time

Dear Friends,

Your assistance is needed. Please leave your google readers and come to my actual blog, I need you all to participate in a little poll. Here is the question.

Which sport requires more athleticism?

Swimming or Baseball

I'm going to leave it at that because I'm trying really hard not to skew the results. Be prepared for my follow up post.

Notice that cheerleading isn't included in this poll, that is because cheerleading isn't a sport.

Feel free to leave a comment, snarky or not, I'm interested to hear what you think.

Take the poll. Thanks.

I can't do pictures either, because that would also skew the results of the poll - ie Pablo Sandoval.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Update on life

We've got trouble on our hands. This little munchkin is pulling himself up on things. He has left behind (for the most part) his army crawl and is doing a real crawl, he said "dadda" a lot today, not just throwing consonants and vowels together, he says "dadda" on purpose. Oy, why does my baby have to grow up so fast. This picture was taken today when we went in to get him after a nap. Yeah, he was a little angry it took us so long to come in and get him. Bad parenting, but the look on his face is priceless.
It was a father son day on Friday. They both wore their matching University of Chicago Law School shirts. We've been sitting on that little shirt for 3 years now and we finally got to use it. While wearing their matching shirts, they had a lively law conversation going when Asher yelled at Bill "moot". There you have it, the conversation was over. Asher won. Like father like son.
My parents were out the week between Christmas and New Years to babysit our nephew and visit with family. While they were here, we decided to head up to Lancaster, to the Amish community. This picture of a covered bridge is the only picture I took on our visit. And I have to say, I was a little bit disappointed. I expected Amish country to be a little less commercialized. Maybe we just visited the wrong places? Comments?? Anyone who has been agree, or disagree? We went to Intercourse and Bird in Hand. Yeah, those are both names of towns in Lancaster county. Those Amish are wily ones.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Merry Christmas

I know, Christmas has come and gone, but I've got some pictures I want to post. Anyway, we had a very merry Christmas here in DC. We started off the holiday by going up to the DC temple with my sister and her family. And wouldn't you know, all of DC was there that day too. The grounds were beautiful and they had a room full of nativities from around the world.My sister was nice enough to bring snow suits for the babies to wear since it was a cold week (of 30 F - so pleasant compared to the temperatures we experienced in Chicago). I put Asher in one, he looks slightly embarrassed in this picture. I think Asher starfish is funny, no?
On to Christmas eve with my sister's family. As you can see, I didn't do a very good job of documenting the holidays. I'll do better next year. But we did get pictures with the boys in their matching Christmas pajamas (thanks Vicki).
And then we got a million pictures of Asher opening presents on the big day. I'll spare you. But I have to say, this is the first time I've really looked forward to Christmas in a really long time. Though that little stinker didn't care about Christmas, it was probably the best Christmas our little family has ever had.
Hope you all had a very merry Christmas too!