Friday, November 28, 2008

Me Can Investigate Too Mom. Mom! Mom! Look! Mom!

There is definitely something I love about Austin. Austin is a big enough city that the local news feels the need to investigate things but it isn't a big enough city for there to be interesting or exciting things to investigate. So this is what we get to hear on the radio. Read the following in one of those voices just absolutely oozes gravitas.

CBS News Eye on Austin Investigates.

We were there when the truth came out... City employees driving city vehicles home at night...

Sometimes... out of the city limits.

different man's voice: "of course we do, everybody does it."

Now. CBS Eye on Austin Investigator Nanci Wilson sits down with City Manager Marc Ott to get the details.

Nanci Wilson: "Is this really an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars?"

Tonight a six.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Are You Calling Me Fat?

I had Thai food with my boss for lunch today and all was going well until we were finished and waiting for the check. The waiter comes over to get our plates and says the following:

*to my boss
"Wow! Cleaned your plate, way to go!"
*Then turns to me
"And you! Like a champ! You're totally keeping up!"

Umm excuse me? Was I not supposed to finish my lunch? Do normal people leave food on their plate when they order this? Are you calling me fat?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sorry Simon

Yesterday Simon had to go to the vet for his annual check-up and shots. Mommy forgot to bring a stool sample so they had to go in and get one. Judging by the noise he made that is less pleasant than you think it is.

We went to the pet store for a post-vet treat. Here he is with his "sorry you got poked in the butt" toy.

Also, in other news, I'm a bad puppy mom. Before the vet I mentioned going there for a post-vet treat and Kailey asked if I would get some dog food since we were almost out. I immediately agreed and then after a pause realized that we had switched their food to something new and I had no idea what they ate now. Yeah, I had to ask my roommate what kind of food my dog eats. niiiiice.

I realize that the smartest people don't work in pet stores for a living because they can do other things (I worked in a pet store but I was 16. And smart.) but come on...really?

Cashier: Do you have a petco pals card?
Me: No. Can I have one?
Cashier: What? oh yeah, here. *hands me one of the free treats on the counter*
Me: No, one of the petco cards, can I get one of those?
Cashier: Huh? Sure, they are all right over there. *points to gift card display*
Me: Umm. No, one of the pals cards, the discount cards?
Cashier: OOOhh. Sorry. *hands me the form to fill out*

In my defense I had to go to petco because petsmart doesn't have Natural Balance (the food my dog eats apparently) and there really aren't any locally owned stores to go to.

Monday, November 10, 2008

John Williams Gets Better

Can someone please explain to me when a capella suddenly became cool? Have I become old and uncool? Is that why I find this awesome?

For the record, the guy in the video is only lip syncing to the a capella group moosebutter. I've heard that perhaps one of you knows one of the illustrious members of moosebutter..... (seeing as how they all got their start at BYU, except the one who went to U of U).

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm so horrified I can't even blog. Every sentence I begin to type comes out without spaces because my mind can't even process word breaks.

I am disappointed and ashamed to say that I come from California. I am disappointed and ashamed to say I voted in California. I am disappointed in 5.4 million people.

Most of those 5.4 million people voted that way becaues of their religion. I guess I thought we lived in a place where YOUR religion doesn't affect MY life. I guess I thought that a freedom OF religion also somehow implied a freedom FROM religion. I guess I was wrong.

This just seems SO un-American to me. A majority voting to ELIMINATE rights from a monority????? That is absurd.

I can't type anymore.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The burger to end all burgers

It is amazing how quickly you get out of the habit of blogging.

So for the last couple of months Michael has been going on about this Awesome Burger and how he just HAS to make it because it sounds like the best thing ever. I was skeptical but we finally went to the store and got all the ingredients and made the Awesome Burger last weekend.

It looked like this in the end:

What you see there is meat, cheese, avocado, jalapeno, bacon, spicy mustard, and a fried egg (did I miss anything?). I know what you're thinking, you were loving it until the fried egg, now you're not so sure. I wasn't either, which is why my burger consisted of simply meat, cheese, bacon and bbq sauce. You also might be thinking, wow that is kind of a big burger. YOU HAVE NO IDEA....

On the left is my burger and it is normal burger sized, not small, no a normal sized burger on a normal sized bun on the right is the Monster Awesome Burger. He said it was the best burger he had ever had in his entire life so those of you adventurous burger eaters might want to give it a try. I suggest making it normal sized though because after eating this he had to lie down for a while.