Saturday, September 29, 2007
Since my husband is currently watching an episode of The Simpsons when Lisa joins MENSA, it reminded me of one of my favorite card games. B's sister introduced it to us last Thanksgiving. It takes awhile to get it, but it's super fun. Someone should buy it for me for Christmas (**hint hint**).
When we were all together for B's little brother's wedding in July, his sister pulled the game out and we tried to teach it to one of the little brother's friends. We kept telling him it was really hard at first but once he got it, it be easier and he'd like it. He totally got it. Right off. So we felt dumb for not getting it at first ourselves. He was probably more MENSA material than we were.
These are my new shoes. I bought them NWT on ebay. I read a review about them on a shoe store website and everyone talked about how many compliments they got when wearing them. I just have to say that it's totally true. It's sort of fun to have exciting new shoes that everyone notices.
I got these shoes because with my two prior pregnancies, my babies were due in August and then April. So I just wore flip flops towards the end when I could no longer bend over to tie my shoes. This baby is due in January. Not to mention that I no longer live in California, but in Kansas. My mother just informed me the other day that the average temperature in Kansas in January is 20 degrees. Obviously flip flops aren't going to cut it. So this is my alternate. I'm not sure how warm they'll keep my feet, but definitely warmer than a sandal.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
We were at my brother-in-law's farm a couple of weekends ago and got to play with their new puppies. (Oddly, this didn't sway my kids from wanting fish. It wasn't until a pet store with kittens last weekend that they tried to tell me that when our fish (that we still haven't purchased) die, then we'll get a kitten. Hmmm.) Anyways, I thought the lighting in this picture was perfect. So here's my five year old Princess Sparkley.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I started being obsessed with soup last winter. I kept trying to drag soup season out, wanting to convince myself that it was still cold enough to be serving soup to my family. But eventually spring warmed up and summer approached and I had to admit that soup season was over.
But now it's back, almost. I bought all of the stuff to make my favorite soup about a week and a half ago, but then it warmed back up and I couldn't serve it to my husband who just rode a bike home for 30 minutes in 80 degree weather. But today, today I woke up to thunder and lightening. And even though it stopped raining early on, it never got above 60 degrees. A bit of a stretch, but we had soup for dinner, nonetheless. Mmmm... I wonder how many nights in a row I can serve my husband soup for dinner without him complaining. And how many alternate dinners I can create to feed my kids since for the most part, they won't eat soup.
Here's one of my favorite recipes:
El Pinto Green Salsa Chicken Enchilada Soup
3/4 of a 3 lb. bag of chicken tenderloins
Lawry Seasoning Salt
2 jars El Pinto mild green chili salsa
1 bag frozen white corn
3 cans chicken broth (plus all the drippings from the cookie sheet)
2 cans white beans - drained
2 cans black beans - drained
2 - 8 oz. cream cheese - cubed
tortillas or tortilla chips
Put chicken on foil covered cookie sheet and season with the five spices. Bake for 1 hour at 350. Save drippings from pan.
In a pot, add 2 jars salsa, corn, chicken broth, chicken drippings, chopped/shredded chicken, white beans, black beans, cream cheese. Warm soup and serve with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. (I like to tear of tortillas and add them for the last few minutes of cooking as well.)
I just poured myself a glass of orange juice and the first sip instantly took me back to my freshman year of college when one of the main things I lived off of was orange juice and ham and cheese sandwiches. I lived in the dorms, but the ones that were set up like apartments so six of us shared a kitchen. I had a friend that assured me that drinking orange juice kept colds away, not to mention that for the first time in my life I was aware that pulp free orange juice was available. Who could have imagined? It was like a dream come true.
Other things I lived off of that first year of college:
bean and cheese burritos (with "stolen" packets of Taco Bell mild sauce)
bowls of cereal
It's a wonder I was healthy at all. I'm sure I rarely ate vegetables or meat.
What did you live off of the first year you were on your own?
Sunday, September 23, 2007
image from www.familyfun.go.com
My dessert (above - it sort of looks like this) didn't win the dessert contest at my church dinner last night. So sad.
I was going to make this (see photo and recipe below), but couldn't find raspberries at the store in the limited amount of time I had before my husband, my son and my car left on a father/son camp out. So instead I made my daughter's favorite (see the link above for "dessert" as I've posted its recipe before).
Sadder even, it lost to two desserts. One was a cookie dough cheesecake. I'll forgive that dessert for beating mine. The other involved cherries. I can't believe a dessert involving cherries won anything. Yuck.
But seriously, the Tuxedo Brownie Squares recipe is probably one of the yummiest recipes ever. There's even a Tuxedo Brownie Cup version with strawberries. Mmmmm.
the Pampered Chef
1 package (21 oz.) brownie mix (plus what you need to make the brownies)
½ cup seedless raspberry jam
2 cups fresh raspberries, or frozen whole raspberries without syrup (or
sliced strawberries), thawed and drained, Divided
3 squares (1 oz. each) white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup milk
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
Chocolate curls (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray bottom of 9x13 pan with spray. Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions. Cool completely.
Spread jam on brownies. Reserve ½ cup of raspberries for garnish; arrange the remaining 1 ½ cups raspberries evenly over jam.
Microwave chocolate on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds, or until smooth. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar; mix well. Gradually whisk in melted chocolate and milk. Fold in whipped topping; spread carefully over raspberries.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with the reserved raspberries and chocolate curls. Store, covered in the refrigerator.
Yield: 15 servings
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Put mix greens, chopped apples, Craisins and sliced almonds in a large bowl.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Plus I just watched more (please let me poke my eyes out) and the reason The Juice was in Las Vegas (other than apparently armed robbery of some sort) was to be the best man at his wedding. He has friends? I mean, I guess these people are doing something honorable, befriending someone who is down and out. It's just so unbelievable.
And while I'm watching more news... Eddie Murphy and his fiance just showed up at some red carpet event and the news people were like "look at that engagement ring?'' Duh it's going to be huge. One, he's Eddie Murphy. Two, she's probably someone famous too... I think they said she produced some movie. And THREE, he recently admitted to being the Baby Daddy to a Spice Girl baby. Of course she's going to have a huge engagement ring. Duh!
I don't think I'm watching the news anymore. I think it's turned into Access Hollywood or something. Or has the news really gotten so... bad?
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
|TITLE||AUTHOR||PAGES||DID I OWN IT?||WHY I READ IT?|
|Twilight||Meyer, Stephenie||498||library||BookGirls: Angela?|
|Ready or Not: An All-American Girl Novel||Cabot, Meg||238||own||Like Meg Cabot... not this book so much|
|Prom||Anderson, Laurie Halse||215||library||Like this author|
|Angels & Demons||Brown, Dan||572||library||everyone said this one is better|
|84, Charing Cross Road||Henff, Helene||97||library||Read about on a blog reading list|
|Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life||Rosenthal, Amy Krouse||232||own||Saw in bookstore magazine|
|Kansas Curiosities:…||Grout, Pam||276||library||Saw at Sam's Club|
|Devil's Corner||Scottoline, Lisa||393||library||Like Lisa Scottoline|
|The Center of Everything||Moriarity, Laura||291||library||Lawrence, KS city read together book|
|Catalyst||Anderson, Laurie Halse||233||library||like her books|
|The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton||Smiley, Jane||452||own||KS Book Club: Rachel|
|A Taxonomy of Barnacles||Niederhoffer, Galt||367||library||Read about in Borders magazine|
|Utterly Me, Clarice Bean||Child, Lauren||192||library||Love Lauren Child kid's books|
|Candyfreak (2nd time)||Almond, Steve||266||own||KS Book Club:me|
|If You Could See Me Now||Ahern, Cecelia||307||library||Read about in Borders magazine|
|A Girl Named Zippy:||Kimmel, Haven||282||library||KS Book Club:Jamie|
|Light on Snow||Shreve, Anita||305||own||Mom won at CA book club and sent to me|
|P.S. I Love You||Ahern, Cecelia||375||library||read her other book|
|That Summer||Dessen, Sarah||198||library||have read her other books|
|Once Upon A Day||Tucker, Lisa||340||library||read her other book|
|Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers||Roach, Mary||294||library||Book Girls -Cecily|
|Someone Like You||Dessen, Sarah||281||library||like her books|
|The Good Earth||Buck, Pearl S.||357||library||KS Book Club: Carolyn|
|girl coming in for a landing||Wayland, April Halprin||132||library||Recommended by Cecily|
|Cage of Stars||Mitchard, Jacquelyn||289||library||BookPage magazine|
|The History of Love||Krauss, Nicole||255||library||BookPage magazine|
|The Anglophile||Shapiro, Laurie Gwen||314||library||saw at library|
|Peaches||Anderson, Jodi Lynn||313||library||saw at Borders|
|So B. It||Weeks, Sarah||245||library||saw at bookstore/library|
|The Truth About Forever||Dessen, Sarah||374||library||like her books|
|Things Fall Apart||Acheve, Chinua||209||own||Book Girls- Kate|
|The Jinx||Sturman, Jennifer||313||library||read the first book in series|
|Blessings (2nd time)||Quindlen, Anna||226||library||KS Book Club: Erin|
|Queen of Babble||Cabot, Meg||309||library||Like Meg Cabot|
|Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close||Foer, Jonathan Safran||355||library||read his wife's book which is supposedly similar|
|The Lady and the Panda:....||Croke, Vicki Constantine||361||library||Book Girls: Joanna|
|Bass Ackwards and Belly Up||Craft, Elizabeth & Fain, Sarah||386||library||saw at store|
|Rosie Dunne||Ahern, Cecelia||431||library||read her other books and enjoyed|
|The Virgin of Small Plains||Pickard, Nancy||335||library||read about in BookPage or Borders mag.|
|Girls' Night Out||Manby, Matthews, Mlynowski, ed.||390||own||Fun writers|
|The Princess Academy||Hale, Shannon||314||library||Dr. Crowe recommended. LDS author.|
|The Mermaid Chair||Kidd, Sue Monk||335||library||Book Girls- Angela|
|Just Listen||Dessen, Sarah||371||library||Like her books|
|Nancy Drew: The Double Horror of Fenley Place # 79||Keene, Carolyn||158||library||to freshen up for Nancy Drew NF book|
|Nancy Drew: The Ghost of Blackwood Hall #25||Keene, Carolyn||178||library||" "|
|Nancy Drew: The Chocolate-covered Contest||Keene, Carolyn||147||library||" "|
|Nancy Drew: The Bike Tour Mystery # 168||Keene, Carolyn||154||library||"|
|Nancy Drew: Secret of the Spa #9||Keene, Carolyn||150||library||"|
|Nancy Drew: En Garde||Keene, Carolyn||142||library||"|
|The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle||Avi||215||library||KS Book Club: Harmoni|
|Keeping the Moon||Dessen, Sarah||228||library||Like her books|
|The Not-So-Star-Spangles Life of Sunita Sen||Perkins, Mitali||179||library||Saw at Borders|
|The Bean Trees||Kingsolver, Barbara||261||library||KS Book Club: Kristi|
|The Devil Wears Prada||Weisberger, Lauren||360||library||Ang read; popular|
|Startled by his furry shorts: confessions of Georgia Nicolson||Rennison, Louise||278||library||Have read the series|
|Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her||Rehak, Melanie||354||library||Book Girls - Nancy|
|A Great and Terrible Beauty||Bray, Libba||403||library||Book Girls -Jazzy|
|Rebel Angels||Bray, Libba||548||library||sequel|
|Sweet Sixteen Princess: A Princess Diaries Book (Volume VII 1/2)||Cabot, Meg||82||library||Princess Diaries|
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2nd time)||Brashares, Ann||294||library||Book Club KS: Tiffany|
|Princess Izzy and the E Street Shuffle||Bartlett, Beverly||242||library||saw at library|
|New Moon||Meyer, Stephenie||563||library||sequel to Twilight|
|Because of Winn-Dixie||DiCamillo, Kate||182||own||B bought for me; new movie|
|Book of Mormon||Smith, Joseph, trans.||541||own||scriptures|
|What to Keep: A Novel||Cline, Rachel||288||library||saw in Camarillo Library years ago|
|Dracula||Stoker, Bram||450||library||Book Club KS: Susan|
|Me vs. Me||Mlynowski, Sarah||312||library||like her books|
|She, Myself & I||Gaskell, Whitney||384||library||saw at library|
|Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Adams, Douglas||193||library||Book Club KS:Natalie|
|The Thin Place||Davis, Kathryn||275||library||Book Girls: Kate|
|My Sister's Keeper||Picoult, Jodi||423||borrowed||Recommended by Natalie|
|Olive's Ocean||Henkes, Kevin||217||library||saw at library; he writes great picture books|
|TITLE||AUTHOR||PAGES||DID I OWN IT?||WHY I READ IT?|
|Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister||Maguire, Gregory||368||borrowed||loaned by Natalie; asked opinion of by Heather|
|Size 14 is not fat either||Cabot, Meg||357||own||sequel to size 12 is not fat, I like meg cabot|
|Forever in Blue: The 4th Summer of the Sisterhood||Brashares, Ann||384||own||4th and last in series|
|Yearbook||Condie, Allyson Braithwaite||230||own||knew her & her hubby and her bro-in-law at BYU|
|Bel Canto||Patchett, Ann||318||own||Book Girls: Joanna|
|Life of Pi||Martel, Yann||319||own||Book Club KS: Carolyn|
|How Nancy Drew Saved My Life||Baratz-Logsted, Lauren||295||library||Read other books by author and liked|
|The Secret of Peaches||Anderson, Jodi Lynn||297||library||read first book; this is sequel|
|Notes on a near-life experience||Birdsall, Olivia||257||library||BYU alumna, won delacorte contest|
|A Mango-shaped Space||Mass, Wendy||218||library||saw at bookstore|
|Frogs and French Kisses||Mlynowski, Sarah||288||library||Read first book, this is sequel|
|The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Lewis, C.S.||91||own||Book Club KS|
|Daddy's Girl||Scottoline, Lisa||336||library||i like Scottoline's books; she's the female Grisham|
|Emma||Austen, Jane||394||own||Book Club KS: Natalie|
|Twisted||Anderson, Laurie Halse||256||library||read all her books|
|Little Britches: Father and I were Ranchers||Moody, Ralph||260||library||Book Club KS: Kristie|
|Crossing to Safety||Stegner, Wallace||327||library||Recommended by Rachel and Erin|
|When the Emperor Was Divine||Otsuka, Julie||144||library||Book Club KS: Kristi|
|The Big Over Easy||Fforde, Jasper||383||own||I like Jasper Fforde books|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows||Rowling, J.K.||759||own||Have read the entire series|
|The Last Summer (of You and Me)||Brashares, Ann||306||library||like author; read her YA books|
|Their Eyes Were Watching God||Hurston, Zora Neal||256||library||Book Club KS – my pick|
|The Book of Mormon||Smith, Joseph Jr. trans.||541||own||scriptures|
|Eclipse||Meyer, Stephenie||629||library||Read series; she's a byu alumna|
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I got hit in the head by a toy thrown by a toddler in the row behind me at church today. At least it was a soft toy.
I had three brown bananas so I made banana bread today. While most grandmas bake, mine didn't. Banana bread always reminds me of my dad's mom because it's the only thing I ever had that she cooked. She had been widowed for more than a decade by the time I was born, and had really bad arthritis in her hands. Apparently she was once a great cook. I only remember that every once in awhile, instead of a large bag of plain M&Ms (peanut for my dad), Zonkers or Fiddle Faddle, she'd bring us homemade banana bread. Yum.
My husband and I have been in the middle of a game of Chicken Foot Dominoes for most of our marriage. We had to start over last night back at double zero (not really that big of a set back from the double three or four we think we were on) because we have lost our score card. Every few years we play a couple of rounds. At this rate, we'll finish about the time our kids leave for college.
Great kids games for 3+ kids: Feed the Kitty, Wig Out, Cars UNO, Chicken Foot Dominoes, There's a Moose in the House, Cookin' Cookies, Scrambled States of America, and Leapin' Lilypads.
We played a lot of games as a family this weekend to celebrate our family's Kansas day... the kids and I arrived here in Kansas two years ago on Friday. (My husband drove a moving truck out a couple of weeks earlier towing our car).
Young Adult authors I love: Sarah Dessen, Louise Plummer, Joan Bauer, Louise Rennison, Ann Brashares, Meg Cabot (although she's getting a little more risque for teens), Lois Duncan, Joan Lowery Nixon, Sharon Creech, Stephenie Meyer, Libba Bray, Olivia Birdsall, Wendy Mass, Chris Crowe, etc.
I just bought a pair of shoes on ebay that I'm excited to get in the mail.
We went to a homeschool picnic for Princess Sparkley's school on Saturday. My husband and I concurred that the school staff was quite normal, but the other picnic attendees seemed a bit odd.
Princess Sparkley is going to be a candy corn for Halloween. Next Halloween, a mermaid. The one after that a princess. The one after that a ... I don't even remember. Then a poodle. She's got like the next five Halloweens planned. She's wanted to be a candy corn for the past two. St. Louis Grandma is working on the costume now.
Boy is undecided about his Halloween costume. He's a bit undecided on Halloween in general. (See here and here.)
Friday, September 14, 2007
As I wrote the title to this post, I'm reminded that I may have already written about this dilemma I have. I'll have to check.
Reader's Block is sort of like Writer's Block. There are three varieties.
1. No time to read. Which, in general, is not an excuses I'll accept. There are short periods of time when I don't have the time to read, but none of these last more than a week or so. Unless I've recently gotten a season of CSI on dvd or something, and then that takes precedence over reading.
2. I don't feel like reading. Usually this could be some sort of indicator that there is something seriously wrong with me. I read constantly. But I do have periods of time when I'm just worn out from reading. This year, for instance. Last year I read like crazy. Over 22,000 pages. In 74 books. That was extreme. That was twice as many pages as I'd ever read in a year (at least since I started keeping track). I may have read more the summer I was 10 or so and I read every Babysitter's Club Book I owned at least twice, probably three times. So far this year I've read 8,013 pages in a whopping 24 books. This time last year, I had read more than twice as many books and more than twice as many pages. I think last year wore me out a bit on reading.
3. I can't decide what to read next. This is where I am now. I have books I own that I haven't read and would like to. I have a list of books I would like to check out from the library and read. It's just that none of them are screaming at me to read them next. I should post a list of all the books I've read in the last 8 years (since I've been keeping track) and have you, based off the books I've already read, suggest new ones. You could be like my personal librarian or small book shop owner. But that would be a really long post, 264 books worth (a few repeated).
Princess Sparkley stuck her hand in my husband's pocket last night and said, "guess what's in your pocket" all sing songy. It was funny enough that her entire arm fit into his pocket. Then he pulled her arm out and asked what she was putting in there (who knows with our lover of trash who never wants to throw ANYTHING away... she makes me save the rings that come off of milk jugs when you open them). She then proceeds to tell him it was a toe nail. I laughed, hysterically, tipped over on the floor for five minutes. Laughed so hard that I was both crying and making no noise. Kids are just funny.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Since that pregnancy I read the book CandyFreak by Steve Almond. If you haven't read this, shame on you. But I must warn you that it will probably turn you into a candy addict. So before I got pregnant this time, I made sure I could break my candy addiction. And I've done a pretty good job. I've bought candy here and there. But since last Easter, I haven't been buying bags of candy on each grocery trip. That was not a good habit, let me tell you.
But I'm totally addicted to sweets. If I wasn't out of eggs right now (and I hadn't JUST made cookies on Saturday) I would be baking a batch of these cookies right now. They are my latest addiction. So yummy!
(Totally not its real name, but I got the recipe from my sister in law and she didn't attach a name to them so I've just been calling them Heather's cookies. But it gets all weird if you call them Heather's cookies and you don't even know Heather. )
1 c. butter softened
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 bag Heath bar pieces (in baking aisle)
1 bag Chocolate chips
1/2 bag White chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375.
Soften butter in mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, sugar, egg and
Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix 2 more minutes.
Add in Heath pieces, chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips. It
seems like the ratio of stuff to dough is too high, but it works.
Scoop out w/the big scoop and flatten the balls. Cook
for 10-11 minutes. They still look really, really gooey. Let sit on
cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cool. They'll set up
and finish cooking and be gooey in the middle.
Makes 24 w/the big scoop.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I've always wanted to read this book. I read some short stories by Zora Neale Hurston in a Women's Lit. class at BYU and I really enjoyed them.
I enjoyed learning more about Hurston. How she was known for wearing hats. How she died in poverty virtually unknown and her books were revived by Alice Walker after her death. How she wasn't really well known until the 60s/70s when feminist and culturally diverse literature was on the rise. Her writing was politically conservative and thus did not go along with other African American literature (ie: Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison) of her time. Many readers objected to her representation of African American dialect (which were influenced by her academic researches as a folklorist).
The book is basically about a girl, Janie, growing into a woman. It's sort of a coming of age story. She is raised by her grandmother, a former slave, who wants her married off well and taken care of, so she marries her off at 17. But Janie wants love. So we follow her through her life, her relationships with men, until she discovers herself.
It's hard to get into at first. The dialect is difficult. I found myself sort of saying the words aloud in my head to make sure I knew what I was reading. But you get used to it. It's worth it to read this book. And do a little research on Hurston, it makes the book that much more interesting.
As for this new book, the characters are older, three childhood friends (two of whom are sisters, the other their rich summer island, male neighbor) whose lives really only intermingle while at their family's summer houses on an island. When we meet them they are in the early to mid twenties and haven't been all together in a few years. Of course, you can tell from the start that this is going to turn into a love triangle. And it does, in a way. How else would there be too much sex, right? There has to be some sort of love interest happening.
I enjoyed this book. I don't think the sex was too detailed. It was just happening a lot. I loved the story, the emotion, the relationships that these three people had. I believe it made me cry. Although that isn't really saying much since I'm kind of a sap.
Oatmeal Cream Pies from Cottage Living
2. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.
3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Add oats; stir well. Add to butter mixture; stir until well blended. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.
4. Spread 1 tablespoon Cream Filling over each bottom side of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies, right side up.
Makes 3 dozen oatmeal cookies or 18 cream pies
Prep: 5 minutes.
Preparation1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, scraping bowl. Beat on high until light and fluffy.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Princess Sparkley told me the other day that she thinks she wants a pet. Thinking it was going to be her answer from a few months ago, a unicorn or a puppy, I asked her what kind of pet she would like. Her response, a fish. "A fish," I told her, "we can talk about."
And so the hunt began for what type of fish to get and what kind of aquarium we would need. Which resulted in me telling my husband, "It might be easier to just get a puppy."
Goldfish, which I had as a kid in just a bowl, apparently can't be in a tank smaller than like 20 gallons. Bettas seem easiest, but we need to get two fish (one for each kid) and they fight. I would love to get some neon tetras, but they apparently need to be kept in a school of at least 5-6 fish, and need a 10 gallon tank. I was thinking more along the lines of a 2.5 gallon tank, 5 gallons top.
So what is your experience with fish? Which route should I take. Of course I've already had to talk them our of getting a pet Nemo and a pet Dory since they are tropical fish and we're not going anywhere near salt water aquariums.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Also before I can remember, we saw Ernest Borgnine at an ice cream shop in Fillmore, CA.
I won first place in the Ventura County Science Fair when I was in the 7th grade and was all over the paper (at least from a 12 year old's perspective).
My husband had a Calculus class with Tahj Mowry at Moorpark College.
My mom's cousin's son used to be president of the Southern Utah Reba McEntire fan club, or something of the sort.
However cool as it might have been in The Work and the Glories heyday, I am not related to Gerald Lund. But I was asked that in most of my English classes at BYU when they called roll on the first day of class, sharing his last name and all.
While trying to find a quilting store in Westlake Village, CA my mom and I saw Brian Austin Green on set for a scene being shot for Beverly Hills, 90210.
My friend Ben went to junior high school with Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame. As a result, I think I met him once while at BYU.
While dating my husband in college, he took me to a private party for Utah's governor, Orrin Hatch where we both received autographed books and copies of his cd. We also had our picture taken with him, but never got out copies.
In the movie Notting Hill there is a scene where Hugh Grant jumps up and kisses the hotel clerk. I saw that hotel clerk in a play in London.
I met the lead singer for Sixpence None The Richer at her concert in London. (Ang- did we actually meet her, or did someone else in our group tell us about meeting her? My memory is crap.)
My daughter had a drawing published in the September issue of the Friend magazine.
My mom once went on a double date where the other girl was Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island.
I once saw someone famous drive by in a car somewhere in California, but I can't for the life of be remember who it was.