Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nature Shows and a Secret

Quinn loves nature shows. We've started Planet Earth on the Discovery Channel and it is really interesting. Last night we were treated to our very own private nature show. On our way out, right by the right front tire of our car, we interrupted two rabbits engaged in, how should we say this, adult things. We watched them for about 5 minutes as the male bunny was in hot pursuit of the female bunny. He was relentless and succeeded in the end. This is just one delight to being surrounded by so many animals while spring is in the air.

Secret anti-perspirant has long claimed that it is "Strong enough for a man, but PH balanced for a woman." We now know this to not be true. Quinn ran out of deodorant. He later informed me that he has just been using my Secret. Let's just say, it is NOT strong enough for a man. But never fear, I got him some man deodorant today--a nice Old Spice variety.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Rough Start

We literally just walked in from church this afternoon where we spent our first Sunday as Sunbeam teachers. It was a rough start. One girl would not keep her shoes on. One little boy (a visitor) proclaimed as soon as we got to class that "I'm not listening. La, la, la, la, la" and he kept it up for quite a while. But the highlight happened later when the girl sans shoe fell off of her chair. She was a little sad (but not hurt) so I picked her up and comforted her for about 5 minutes. Then all of the sudden I noticed that she had peed... ON ME!!! It wouldn't be that upsetting except for the fact that both my shirt and skirt are dry clean only. But the kids are cute and I'm sure we will hit our stride eventually but today was rough.

Quote of the day goes to the little boy sitting behind us in Sacrament meeting. In the midst of a talk from a returning missionary he proclaimed to :"This church is not about Satan." True, true.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Weird Movie Experience

Tonight, Quinn and I braved the storm and ignored all the tornado warnings and went out to the movie theaters. We decided to see "Disturbia." We noticed things seemed a little off in the theater. There were just a handful of adults [read: 18 and up]. There seemed to be a lot of teenagers in the audience and they all seemed to know each other. The longer we sat there, the more the teens flooded in. The theater grew very loud and lively as they all were shouting, hugging and trying to get each others attention. Apparently, the theater is the local high school hang out. Things just got worse. Before the movie started we got a stern warning from an employee about cell phones and how there will be no warnings tonight they will just ask you to leave if they see a cell phone. We were also graced by the presence of 2 police officers and about 6 theater employees. They stayed in the theater the whole time. Finally the move started and things calmed down. But not for long. You see, "Disturbia" is a bit of a suspense thriller. Let's just say the shrill screams got a little out of control. They were coming every couple of seconds and you couldn't even hear the dialogue. Quinn was getting very annoyed by it. But we survived. But is was definitely the most surreal experience I've ever had at a movie theater. And we have vowed to not go back to that theater on a Friday night. But despite all of that, the movie was quite good. If you like a suspense thriller, this one delivers.

As a side note, I'm starting to feel like I belong in Texas. Tonight, while driving to the theater, a car signaled us and asked us to roll our window down. So I did and he asked me for directions to IKEA and I actually knew how to get him there. It was a truly momentous occasion.

Monday, April 09, 2007


I've already become spoiled. Like most of the nation, Texas has been experiencing a cold front. I'm freezing over here. Quinn tried to convince me that we didn't need to turn on the heat in our poorly insulated apartment. I kept on pulling up and reading him the current temperatures of 30 something degrees. I'm sorry, but if it is below 40 degrees at night, I need the heat on. I felt slightly redeemed when Quinn had to steal some of the down comforter that I sleep with in the middle of the night because he was cold.

I saw my first episode of Tori and Dean Inn Love today on the Oxygen network. Apparently Tori Spelling is a bit of a paranoid pregnant woman. She made her husband drive her back to LA for a check ups several time because she was afraid that she "killed the baby." How you may ask? Well, she took a bath. But she was so concerned that she told the doctor that she was only in the water for about 10 minutes and the water wasn't that hot. So the doctor kept a straight face through it all and then said "Let's go take a look at the baby [via ultrasound] and make sure you didn't cook your baby." I laughed out loud.

Another highlight of the evening came from Dancing with the Stars.

Billy Ray Cyrus speaking about his partner Karina crying over having to teach him: "I know if I was one of the best dancers in the world and I got Billy Ray Cyrus as a partner, I'd be crying to."

Monday, April 02, 2007

Bane of My Existence

Don't be fooled by these cute innocent looking birds. They are anything but. They torture me. We have two trees right outside of our bedroom window that MANY birds call home. We have tried to keep our windows open to delay turning on the air conditioner for as long as possible. But we have run into a problem because these two birds perch themselves on our windowsill--sometimes ridiculously early in the morning--every morning and coo and kaw away. It is SO SO SO annoying. It really makes me want to cause harm to the birds but we restrain ourselves and endure for as long as possible and just when we can't take it anymore we finally give in and drag ourselves out of bed, close the window and scare the birds away.