Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Deep Fried Fun

Drum roll, if you please...

Yes, this is my second post two days in a row! I'm so proud. Unfortunately, the reason I even have time to do this is because I'm home sick today. No work, no school - just lazing around in my pjs trying to feel awake enough to do anything! I've got an annoying throaty stomachy heady thing, but mostly I'm just insanely tired! It's the weirdest thing. Hopefully it'll be gone in a few days (it's already been here a few days), and hopefully I don't pass it on to Dallin. The last thing he needs is to get sick!

Anyway, the real meaning of this post is to tell you all about this past weekend, when we hit up the AZ State Fair! We went on Saturday night, and even though my illness had really started to hit hard that morning, we were still able to have a great time. We had to go that weekend because it was the weekend of the Demolition Derby, which is Dallin's favorite. Something about cars smashing into each other and breaking down and catching on fire must be enjoyable to boys. Hm. Ah what the heck I thought it was fun too!

Ready for the main event! (It was impossible to get a good picture, what with the lighting and all).

Our view from the grandstands.

These cars were literally stuck together. They would catch fire whenever they tried to pull them apart. A real crowd pleaser.

Dallin got some sweet video of the whole thing. Let me see if I can get this to work...mov02872

Well after that we made our way around the rest of the fair. We met up with Tiffiny and Caleb, which was swell. Super swell, in fact, because Tiffiny and I rode an elephant! Check one more off the "things to do before I die" list!

Seriously good times, right there.

TJ and Lisa won the junk food prize, with their enormous cheese fries. Congrats, guys!

Dallin also won a prize (and so did I, by extension) by winning a ripoff carnival game! We are now the proud owners of a huge, as-yet nameless frog that is taking up a ton of space in our family room! YES!

Oh yeah, people were jealous.

We finished off the trip in the best way possible, by playing Rock Bank on a stage in front of millions hundreds dozens about a dozen people. They loved our rendition of Weezer's "Buddy Holly" (is that really the name of that song? Who cares? ROCK ON)

We had a great time! Best of all, we missed the fiasco that was the ASU Oregon game! I mean, GO DEVILS and all that, but I'm glad we missed that embarrassment.

Love the fair.

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's Halloween-time!

For those of you that have never spent more than five minutes with me or aren't very perceptive, let me share something about myself with you: Disneyland is my second home. I mean, seriously. Love that place. We went to the Happiest Place last weekend with another couple in our ward, who appropriately described Disneyland as "Katie's cocaine." Sure, I'll go with that. Let's modify it a bit, Seriously So Blessed style: "Disneyland: like cocaine, but cheaper, legal, and not against the Plan." Ok, so I don't know about the cheaper part, but the rest really works, don't you think?

Anyway, D-Land was all decked out for Halloween. Seriously, October is like one of the best times to go, in my professional opinion. It's never incredibly crowded, the weather rocks, and the Halloween decorations are fun. All around Disney goodness. Anyway, here are some pictures from our fantastic trip! (btw, these pictures are made possible because of the miracle finding of my camera charger. Thank you, Sarah!)

After Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, which really is very scary, you know.

All ready for the new Toy Story ride, which completely ROCKS. love it.

Let us all notice whose hands are the only ones in the air in this picture. Such a good ride!

here's your sign.

Indiana Jones! I finally saw the hidden Mickey ears! BAH!

At the entrance- a great example of the Halloween decor!

Well before I get too carried away and post all our pictures...I'm gonna say that's a good stopping point. You should at least get the idea that it was a fantastic trip! The rest of the pics are on Facebook if you really want to see. Until next time, Disneyland.

Monday, October 13, 2008

long time, no blog

Don't worry about the fact that September just didn't happen on this blog. It's an overrated month anyway.

For those of you that just HAFTA know what happened...um... school. work. church. sleep. eat. repeat.

Happy, September lovers?

And now, on to the present.

School is ongoing and tireless, but actually pretty interesting. Dallin always has some new fun fact about the mysteries of the world to share from his biology class. If you want to know how deserts are made or how bees communicate the location of food, he's your man. I, for one, have been introduced to some...interesting... new short stories in one of my classes, and to some...interesting... italian films in another. And I've had the chance to write a bit on some fun subjects, which is always good. I have a couple online classes but I've got plenty of free time in between my on campus classes, so I get most of it taken care of then.

In honor of another recent experience I have had, I concocted a little something. Enjoy!

Katie hates big tests that cause stress. However, Katie loves Double Stuf Oreos. The LSAT is a big test that causes stress. However, you are allowed to take Double Stuf Oreos into the LSAT testing room.

The above statements, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

A) If Katie takes Double Stuf Oreos into the LSAT testing room, then she will enjoy the LSAT.
B) Even if Katie does take Double Stuf Oreos into the LSAT testing room, she will still fail the LSAT miserably.
C) Katie will eat Double Stuf Oreos in large amounts before and after taking the LSAT.
D) Double Stuf Oreos have no impact on a student's LSAT score, otherwise they would not be allowed in the testing room.
E) Katie should not have taken the LSAT. What a dumb idea.

Choose your answer. I'll tell you in three weeks if you were right.

This is what I subjected myself to. I took the LSAT last weekend. And yes, I did take Double Stuf (yep, one F. I checked the pack in my pantry) Oreos into the testing center with me for my break-time snack. Unfortunately, none of the questions dealt with Oreos, no matter what amount of stuffing, or maybe I'd be feeling better about the whole thing. But it's OVER, which brings me immense relief. Now I just have to wait for three weeks (well, two now) to see my score, and that brings me immense anxiety. *Sigh*

In other news, I got a new job! I'm now a teller at Bank of America. It's great...other than the fact that there are a million things to learn that I feel like everyone expects me to already know. And the fact that I could get robbed at any moment. And the fact that the branch I'm at is forever away. And the fact that everyone hates the manager. And the fact that the stupid vacation rules just might ruin our wonderful holiday plans. And the fact that I have to wear stupid business clothes (and SHOES) that are crazy uncomfortable. But you know, other than that...great.

Yeah, yeah, whine whine. I still have hope for the bank though. Everyone there says they hated it when they first started too, so hey, maybe it'll turn out all right (skeptical noise/face).

Well, guess that about covers it. We're going to Disneyland this weekend with another couple in our ward (I know, right...again? I love it there), and we're still nailing down Halloween plans...and costumes...ideas? Last year Dallin was an interactive Facebook (you could write on his wall) and I was interactive Sudoku (you could fill in a number). Best *cough* last minute *cough* costumes ever, right? How will we top them?


p.s. Also, we know ASU football sucks. We really don't have to talk about it. Sadness.