Upcoming Road Trip

Can’t wait for the road trip with T.J., Josh, and Lacey to Albuquerque this weekend for Dustin’s wedding!  T.J. keeps calling it “The Armpit of America.”  All I know is that it’s far away from Provo, so it’s gonna be awesome.

Big Girls [do] Cry

I am very particular about the way I wash, dry, fold, and hang my clothes.

I am a loyalist to Tide-original scent.  It costs an arm and a leg, but it’s worth every scent because your clothes always smell like fresh cotton laundry and are as clean as the day you bought them.

I obsessed with dryer sheets, I throw in at least two per cycle.  I like my clothes soft, and a few extras never hurt.

I am careful about what I hang and what I dry.  (This is where the real story begins.) I always put my jeans in the dryer because they generally loosen up after I wear them, plus I like how soft they are after a nice ride in the dryer.  But lately, they’ve been fitting a little snug.  So, to combat that revolting process, I decided to hang them up.

Bad news bears.  Stiff jeans not only feel incredibly awful, but they also are a recipe for disaster.

So, I have this old pair of jeans.  Dark wash, perfect fit with a little stretch.  I always take care of them with my Tide detergent and dryer sheets.  I loved them so much I even bought a second pair back a few months ago, but the second pair just wasn’t the same.

Well this great pair of jeans was one of the unlucky ones that were hung up in agony. And unfortunately, that act led to its death this morning.

The crispy denim scratched my dry Utah skin as I put one leg inside.  I continued putting my other leg into the pants and, for some reason, some awful reason, my pants ripped. Oh, it wasn’t just a little hole down where no one see and where I could pretend the rip didn’t exist.  Nope. It just had to be a rip that started at the crotch and went half way down to the knee.

Needless to say, I got very emotional and threw a little tantrum (good thing TJ wasn’t there to see it). And although acting out like a child did ease the pain, I’m still quite bitter about the entire situation.

Why didn’t I just dry the pants and stick to my normal routine?

A String Quartet Playing Classy-cal Music

If you are at work today and need a pick-me-up, this might do the trick.

Quotes from The Office- “New Boss”

Dwight Schrute: Oh here’s one, a string quartet playing classical music.
Michael Scott: You know that’s good, but that’s not classy. I need something classy, like the opening of a car dealership.
Jim Halpert: That’s it. Or Mr. Peanut.
Michael Scott: Yes!
Dwight Schrute: Mr. Peanut is not classy.
Michael Scott: He is.
Dwight Schrute: He is a regular peanut. He just happens to have a cane, a monocle and a top hat.
Michael Scott: That’s what makes him classy.

Pam Beesly: I can tell Michael’s mood by which comedy routine he chooses to do. The more infantile the more upset he is. And he just skipped the Ace Ventura talking butt thing. He never skips it. This is bad.

Michael Scott: [on phone] Michael Scott calling for David… well just tell him to call me ASAP as possible.

Charles MinerWho is this?
Michael Scott:
I was never given a name.

New Job: Typer? Typist? Typing Woman?


I was just asked if I would be interested in listening to a WW2 Veteran tell stories about his life and the war, then typing everything up for him and his wife.  He is 98 years old and my first assignment is to have him fill in the gaps of a WW2 Headquarters video.

How amazing is this going to be?  I immediately jumped at the opportunity and said yes. It’ll just be a few hours a week, with a pretty reasonable pay.

I am so excited to hear his stories and to be able to interview him!  More about this later.

Crunchy, Salty, Sweet

You know Brian Regan’s stand up routine when he yells:

How do I get this goodness in me?!

That is how I currently am feeling about the New! Pretzel M&M’s {Crunchy, Salty, Sweet Chocolate Candies}.

If you haven’t tried them, go buy them immediately, or at least grab a bag the next time you run to the grocery store.

Let me paint a picture for you to imagine what this delectable treat tastes like:

Covering the whole M&M is the classic, colorful candy coating.

Inside the colorful candy coating is a layer of heavenly milk chocolate.

Inside this heavenly milk chocolate blanket, is the brilliant, salty pretzel indulgence.

Brilliant, Salty Pretzel Indulgence.

Just imagine the combination of chocolate, pretzel, and candy coating. Not only is it delish (which by the way is a real synonym for delicious, I didn’t just abbreviate it), but also it only has 5 grams of fat for the whole bag of candy. And 150 Calories!

This candy is practically nutritional.

Give it a try today!

P.S. Thank you Eliesa for giving me a bag at work.