27 September 2007

Now That's Talent!!!

Gerry Phillips plays his hands on Jimmy Kimmel Live

25 September 2007

Late for work...but worth every second.

I know that being late is bad, and I know that I should be punctual and present myself as a professional (even though I was still the first person here today). It's just that I couldn't get myself out of bed this morning. Yes, I was up really late last night, but that's not my fault. I have class till 10. But that wasn't really the issue here. This morning as I was desperately trying to find the off button on my alarm clock, there were 2 gorgeous men wanting me. "In my dreams!" you say? Why, yes. Yes, they were in my dreams. Well, one dream in particular. The one my alarm was interrupting. The one I was desperate to get back to. And luckily, I did get back to it. That's right, I went back to sleep and dreamed a marvelous dream that could only ever be a dream, and slept right up until 10 minutes before I was supposed to be at work. Oops! But, oh well. I don't get to do that very often. I don't usually remember my dreams. So today, I took advantage of it.
And I'm so not sorry.

Dear Dream Men,
Thank you for loving me. Thank you for making my night wonderful, and starting my day with a smile. Do you visit me every night? If you do, I'm sorry I don't always remember. I'll try to do better. I'm sure that if the dream ended with a good bye kiss, I'd be more likely to remember it-just a little tip. I miss you already.

21 September 2007

Scavenger Hunt at the Fair

Just because I thought this was so fun, I put it on here. :-) My dad made this up when he took some work-people to the County Fair.

5 points for every person that you run into that you know. (Team members excluded)
10 point bonus if they work for (Your company)*.
50 point bonus if they are your employee and they called off sick today.

1 point - Spotting a person with a Disneyland article of clothing.
10 point bonus if they are wearing a Mickey mouse hat with protruding ears.

1 point for a napkin with an advertiser's logo or name on it
5 points for a "stick" with a logo or name of a vendor. (Stick being the handle of some food article upon which it was served)
20 points if you find me a peanut butter and banana sandwich on a stick.

20 points for the autograph of a "famous" personality.
100 point bonus if the celebrity is good looking and willing to have a picture taken with the whole group.

1 point for every activity in which two or more of the group participates.
5 points for any "rides" that you go on.
-50 points if you barf on or after the ride

10 points for attending a horse race.
25 points for "picking" the winner. (Wagering is not necessary)
100 points if you wager, win and divide the winnings among the administrative (or your department) team members.

5 points for each "prize" that is awarded for participation in game or activity.
50 points for a "Kupie doll" won in a contest. (Must be larger than 18 inches)

1 point for every different animal species that you actually touch
50 points if you "ride" that animal.

5 points for every "trinket" that you get from any booth vendor.
10 points if that trinket has the vendor's name or logo on it.
20 points for any that promote a healthcare (or your field) organization.
50 points if it promotes (your company)*.

25 points if you participate in any activity where you are asked to participate in a vocal manner. (Hog calling, hollering, animal impersonating, Karaoke, etc)
50 point bonus if you get a standing ovation
100 points if you are asked for an encore.

10 points for any of these services that you receive for FREE:
- Facial
- Back/neck/shoulder Masage
- Foot Masage
- Hand softening treatment
- manacure/pedicure
- hair cut/curl/style
- skin treatment

5 points for shaking hands with a "live" mascot
10 points if you can make the mascot laugh outloud.

*I dont know why it would be a problem, but for the sake of avoiding legal issues, I removed the company name--you just never know who will be viewing this and if they, for whatever reason, are upset with said company, they could find some way to put this a negative light. Bla, bla, bla. Whatever....Deal with it.

19 September 2007

Travel Maps

This is the coolest!!!

This is my first goal: Visit all 50 states.

create your own visited states map

second goal: visit all the countries. ...Ok, so I know I wont be visiting all of them...but most would be nice! I'd be okay with a nice sprinkling of red throughout the map. You probably didn't notice it, but there are a few little red dots all the way on the left, kinda in the north/south middle--that's Samoa. Been there!

create your own visited countries map

Apparently, I've already seen 2% of the world. Pretty cool.

18 September 2007


What do you do when life becomes mundane? When all excitement and intrigue is lost? When getting up in the morning is the last thing you want to do? Is it because all is so well known? Or because there are no goals? A lack of health? Or wealth?

What do you do when you have no reason to go on? And all you want to do is to curl up and disappear? Why do the tears needlessly fall, when all appears to be fine? And you know there are so many who have real problems...and yet thats not enough?

I know my life is blessed, and I'm surrounded by greatness...So why do I feel inferior? So easily forgotten? Is it becuse I am common by comparison? Or maybe uncommonly inessential? Is it all just a lack of effort? A lack of putting on the game face that would win?

Why do I feel so incomplete, when I am all alone? Without strong arms to hold me steady, can I make it through the night? Phisically alone in a world of confusion, where the immaterial seems so distant, I seek comfort in the strengths of others.

Although I'm aware that they can not save me, I see no other way to hide from myself. I know what I must do and what to avoid, and yet I fall in the weakness that I am. Fall to temptations I know how to avoid. Failing to push myself to success.

With a lifetime that has been dedicated to staying in the middle, why would I be so surprised by my blending in? I guess I always assumed people would notice the magic I have within...But that's hard to do when it isnt there...Why isnt it there?

14 September 2007

My Fav. Quotes

“True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior.
“The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.” --Elder Boyd K. Packer (in Conference Report, Oct. 1986, 20; or Ensign, Nov. 1986, 17).

“Thank you, brother. I really needed that.” --A man in SLC, after receiving a blessing. “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and those who can receive without forgetting.” --Graffiti in slum of Kingston, Jamaica (Stephen A. West, “Five Small Experiences,” Ensign, Feb 2004, 60–64)

13 September 2007

...Guess it's a good week all around...or something...

I think it's about time for a new blog on here...but I have nothing exciting to share with you all. The only excitement is the dead fish I found in the fish tank 15 min ago. I didn't really know what to do, but luckily on of the guys was walking by as I was standing there staring at it in dismay. He just reached in and picked it up by the tail and stood there holding it and wanting to speculate the cause of death with me...I'm really sad, because they've kinda fallen to my responsibility lately. And I've done so well--so I thought.
Only a few weeks after I got here the owner brought asked if I wanted any plants for the office...I told her I'm really not good at keeping plants alive, and she brushed that off and told me I'd be fine...So we got 2 plants, and I take care of them. I figured out how much I can water them without flooding them. I trimmed them. I bought some really cute pots and re-potted them. And they are still looking pretty good.
Well, apparently the guys saw that and decided I could take care of fish too! They were feeding, cleaning and maintaining the tank in the beginning, but they soon began to slack off....and I felt sorry for the poor fish swimming in the darkness...so I'd turn the light on...and then I'd see them press their little noses up against the glass, begging for food, so I'd feed them...and then after a while I couldn't see them so clearly because the tank was dirty, so I'd clean it...and when I cleaned it, I noticed that the water was getting low, so asked one of the other guys here to fill it for me (I wasnt about to try to lift that 10 gallon drum full of water over my head)...and me doing it became more and more frequent, until it reached the point where I'm the only one who does it now.
...and I killed a fish.

05 September 2007

So Cute!

Look how cute my nieces are! The three girls in the middle are mine, the rest are their cousins. I went to WA for my littlest niece's baby blessing and had the best weekend! We just played with the kids and met all of my sister-in-law's side of the family-well, we've met them before, but it's always been around huge events, like my brother's wedding, so it was nice to be able to relax and get to know them a little better.
Oh ya, and also--I could totally live on a farm...when I have a family.