Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mamma Mia! Here I go again!

Okay, yes, I had already seen Mamma Mia!, but my mom emailed me yesterday to tell me about the sing along that they were doing at Jordan Commons and Megaplex at the District. Tavia and Amy had been talking about going to see Mamma Mia! a second time, so I said that I wanted to go to the sing along version. And it was so much fun! They showed the movie with all of the words to the songs at the bottom of the screen, and people were just supposed to sing along. There were quite a few people in there, but only a handful were singing. It was a little disappointing. Tavia and I got up and danced and then a lady with her two cute little girls got up and danced with us. I think we may have embarrased Amy a little, but she didn't seem like she was never going to talk to me again when we left, so that's good. And, of course, we had to have our picture taken with the cast of the movie.

Mamma Mia!

Now I'm thinking that we need to get an even bigger group to go see Mamma Mia!, so we can get more people singing and dancing and giggling. If you want to go, let me know, and we can plan a date to go. The more, the merrier!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Have you seen this yet?

Because, if you haven't, you really need to! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Do you need an ink cartridge?

Because I have a brand new HP 56 that I'm willing to give up for a mere $10 (or if you don't have $10 but would still like it, tell me what you would be willing to do to get it, but it has to be legal).

I bought the wrong one because the husband said one time that he knew that our printer would take a 56 cartridge even though it says on it. So, I gave him the benefit of the doubt and I bought it. And it didn't work. And, of course, he's not here for me to yell at right now so he gets out of having me freak out at him because I believed him and, in the process, wasted my money. (Okay, I was really using his money, but still!)

So, first person to offer me $10 for it will get it. Or the best thing that you would do left in the comment box before Monday night.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some more videos

The boys saw my video, and they wanted to have their own videos, so here they are. You'll probably want to pause the Playlist at the bottom of the page so you can hear the music.

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Daniel kept saying, "Look at my pants; they're funny," and laughing when he saw his video.

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Andrew said, "Look at me; I'm tall!"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Am the Champion!

Before you watch this, turn down the volume on the JibJab video and turn up the volume on my playlist (at the bottom of the page) to get the full effect.

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I think I hear you all asking, "Andria, are you wearing a tiara as you win 3 10s for this dive?" Yes, I am. And now you ask, "But why? Why are you wearing a tiara?" And all I can say is that I march to the beat of a different drummer.

And now you should all go and see my friend Whitney and her medal-worthy performance with her husband.

To the Wives of Home Teachers and Elders Quorum Presidents...

Please do not let your husbands do their home teaching and other "visiting" of members after 8 o'clock at night. I am already in my jammies and I have to put on some clothes that are fit to be seen by gentleman callers when they come to my door. I wouldn't have opened the door, but I'm pretty sure they heard my kids yelling, "Who is it, Mommy? Can I open the door?" and then the giggling.

But I did appreciate them coming by, because now they know that the husband is gone (I guess the fact that he hasn't been coming to church for almost a month escaped their notice), and now I have someone around who might be willing to do some heavy lifting, not that I'm planning on it, mind you. Of course I do have 5 strong brothers who could do some heavy lifting for me if I needed it as well. But 7 strong men are better than 5, right?

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I just got my letter today from the school with my schedule for next year. And I'm freaking out because I thought I wasn't teaching Creative Writing until next semester, but it seems I was wrong and I start teaching it in TWO WEEKS!

So, I may not be writing or reading much as I am so unprepared for this school year, it actually frightens me. I have a feeling the back to school nightmares will start tonight.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Park City, Here We Come!

Hello, everybody!

The boys and I are headed up to Park City for the week to stay at a condo with my parents. So, if I don't read your blog and comment, don't worry, I still love you! I look forward to reading them next week!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Quest for Breaking Dawn

The quest for Breaking Dawn began yesterday morning. I leaped out of bed, ready to fight ornery children and morning traffic to be in line at the Sandy Barnes and Noble by 9 o'clock in the morning so I could meet my companions for the day's journey, my brave and fearless friends Amy, Tavia, and Whitney, as well as Amy's sister Heather.

As I drove up to the Barnes and Noble in my noble Ford Escort, I was shocked by the sight of a long line of faithful Twilight warriors.



But I was not to be thwarted and I stood, tall and true, as I waited to get the first token that would open the world of Breaking Dawn to me--a red wristband with the magical number 11 on it and the even more fabulous number 2, which would indicate to the wizards of the cash registers that I was allowed to obtain two copies of the book.



After a quick nap to restore my energy, I dressed in my uniform consisting of black capris and a black t-shirt which read, "My *heart* belongs to my husband but Edward can have my neck!" After a short delay at the in-laws, I drove to meet Amy, Heather, and Heather's friend Tiffany so we could drive down to the valley known as Happy for our Breaking Dawn celebration, held at the castle (and I'm not really exaggerating that fact) of Tavia's sister. There, we feasted on a delicious catered meal and chocolatey delights before we began the games of the evening, which only showed me that my Twilight trivia skills were weak, so very weak. I was proud however, that I was able to answer the question of who said this line, "I was standing right next to you, Bella." It was my Edward, of course!










While at the celebration, we were all blessed with the presence of Edward, who allowed us to take our picture with him.





We were then off, with Amy, Heather, Tiffany, and Tavia all leaving with prizes beyond compare, such as tote bags and magnets and a coffee mug. We drove to the Sandy Barnes and Noble, which we believed to be our final destination on our quest, and put on the magical wristbands so we could claim the Holy Grail of the evening--our very own copies of Breaking Dawn. However, exhaustion had begun to set in, and the four of us were unwilling to push our way into the crowd of frenzied warriors to catch the bouquet.



We then found ourselves thwarted by who we had believed to be the wizards of the cash register; they were holding us all hostage, yelling at us to be quiet or no one would receive their prize, and locking out our faithful companions, Tavia and Whitney. Tavia and Whitney, however, were not defeated, and they went in search for other sources of the elusive Breaking Dawn. It was 12:30 in the morning and the evil cashiers were only on number 6! The chaos was unimaginable and the grumbling among the warriors smelled of mutiny. Amy, Heather, Tiffany, and I were starting to murmur as well, and words that I usually do not use in polite company were on the tip of my tongue.

It was then that we received the fateful call from Whitney; she had obtained her own copy of Breaking Dawn at...

Walmart! Yes, the land known as Walmart was selling copies of Breaking Dawn for less than $14.00 and they had enough copies for all. We ran out of Barnes and Noble, breaking from the spell of the place as we wripped off the cursed wristbands and handed them to others who wanted to take our places. As we left, a knight on a black stallion yelled out the window, "We got ours at Walmart!" We were off!

We met Whitney at the Walmart in South Jordan as she held as many copies of the book as she could...which was only four because they would only let her hold four. We made sure that each Twilight warrior and her own copy, and the kind wizard at Walmart took our picture for posterity.


We then all traveled weak and exhausted to our own homes. Almost too tired to read...almost.