Thursday, June 29, 2006


Here is a link to a cool optical illusion. Check it out.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Do you have what it takes to become an American?

Today on, they posted a sampling of questions of the civics test that immigrants must be able to answer during their naturalization interview. I thought it would be interesting to see how I do as well as others. Apparently, most Americans don't do well on tests like these.

Apparently, I'm a good citizen as I scored 100%.

Here is the test.

How did you do?

Monday, June 26, 2006

Movin' Out

As a wedding gift, our friends Anna and Evan gave us tickets to the traveling Broadway show "Movin' Out". Evan's brother, Matthew Friedman, is in the show and is lead vocals and piano. "Movin' Out" is based on the music of Billy Joel. There is no dialogue and the story is told completely through dance. Quinn and I both loved the show. And for all of the locals, Ruth Todd sat right in front of us. She was quite enthralled with the show and repeatedly was heard saying how fantastic and fabulous the show was. In other local celebrity news, Quinn also ran into Robert J. Debry (but not associates) in the bathroom at Capital theater. Evan's brother was fantasitc. He played the piano and sang every song in the show. What an amazing talent! Anna and Evan, thank you very much! We really enjoyed ourselves.

In other weekend news, we spent the rest of the weekend catching up on our M. Night Shyamalan movies ("The Village" for me and "Unbreakable" for Quinn) in order to prepare for the release of "Lady in the Water."

Monday, June 19, 2006

Quote of the Day

"Allegedly fed up with Hollywood trappings, Beverly Hillbilly Britney Spears is turning her back on the paparazzi, Kabbalah and — as we saw in last week’s Matt Lauer interview — handlers, stylists and self-respect."

--from the article "Look at our baby! Now, don't look! Brangelina's Namibian adventure sets a troubling precedent" on MSNBC. For the full article, click here.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Dream Dinners

Last night I went to my first Dream Dinners session. I had been wanting to try it out for a while now, because after only a month of marriage I was already struggling with dinner ideas. Not to mention the fact that sometimes after a day at work, the last thing I wanted to do was go home and cook.

But this definitely could be the answer to all my problems. In one hour and 15 minutes, I was able to prepare 6 meals (split in half for our rather small family--for a grand total of 12 dinners). It was easy fun and I can tell they are going to be delicious.

After I got home from my session, we quickly tested the dinners. Last night we had BBQ Pork Stuffed Burritos and they were excellent. And I don't even like to eat pork.

All told, I went home with Tex Mex BBQ Style Pork Stuffed Burritos, Mango Glazed Indian Salmon, Arroz con Pollo, Dill Marinated Shrimp, Dijon and Black Pepper Flank Steak, and Steaks with Roasted Red Peppers and Herb Butter. Check it out. Let me know what you think.

Dream Dinners

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The pictures are finally here!

We finally got our proofs from the wedding. All 550 of them.

Here is a link to the photo album.

Our wedding pictures

Use my log in to access them.
email address:
password: devryquinn

The album is : Our Wedding!!

Now these are all of them. It is the good, the bad and the ugly. But over all, I love them.


Monday, June 12, 2006

The King and I

It has long been a dream of mine to travel to Thailand. In fact, Mallory and I have lbeen planning a fabulous vaction to Thailand to celebrate her graduation from high school. I think my getting married may have hampered those plans. I can't really understand my obsession with Thailand. But it pretty much began seven years ago when I saw the movie "Brokedown Palace." To this day, this has got to be one of my favorite movies. I cry every single time I watch it and I have seen it many many times. Last night, I found it at my parents house so we put it in and watched it. We didn't even start the movie until after 10 pm but I didn't mind. I would sacrifice much sleep for this film.

Really, if someone hasn't seen it, you must. It might not be for everyone but I just love what this movie says about friendship. As Lindsay said this morning over IM, it is "delightfully depressing".

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

What you talkin' 'bout Willis?

Yesterday I received 3 strong urgings to update the blog. It has been dormant for a quite a while because I guess I just feel like I don't have that many exciting things to say. At least not compared to the wedding plans.
I will share one highlight from about 2 weeks ago. Quinn and I were going to dinner at Rumbi Grill as we pulled into the parking lot. We both did a double take as a dark blue VW bug drove past it. It looked like a child was driving it. Turns out it was Gary Coleman.

Now, I had heard he lived in Santaquin (although I can't imagine for what reason), but it was definitely something to see him in person. I guess a little car for a little person. Makes sense right?