Monday, November 12, 2007

the thankfulness continues...

And now, here's today's list:
  1. I'm thankful that 27 years ago today, my parents were married. I was probably watching from heaven, and pretty excited about it.
  2. I'm thankful for another great Jazz win tonight.
  3. I'm thankful for finding random cash in the pockets of things I haven't worn for a little while!

Catching up...

I forgot to post yesterday, so here's yesterday's list :
  1. I'm thankful to have a friend to sit with in Elder's quorrum. In the Kimball ward, I was in the nursery right from the start. Once I was able to go to priesthood, I didn't really know anyone.
  2. I'm thankful for Elder's quorrum teachers who actually prepare for class on Sunday and teach a good lesson.
  3. I'm thankful for Sunday afternoons with my family.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Today's Big 3

Here are my 3 things I'm thankful for today :
  1. Sleeping in! We get up at 5:00 AM Monday through Friday, and we have 9:00 church on Sundays. But on Saturdays, we can sleep as late as we want. (today, I slept until 9:30 -- SO nice.)
  2. We went to the Utah game today with Eliza, Paul, and Peter. What an AWESOME game! 50 to nothing! What made it even sweeter was that Wyoming's head coach had guaranteed a Wyoming win today.
  3. Hanging out with my family -- playing Guitar Hero and watching Ratatouille. Good times.

Friday, November 09, 2007

I'm Grateful Too...

As I was reading everyone else's list of things they're thankful for, I realized that my list would have a lot of the same things on it. But I would be very ungrateful if I didn't stand here and thank... (oh, wait... this isn't fast and testimony meeting... and incidentally, I HATE when people start off their testimonies like that... It's a TESTImony, not a THANKimony. So TESTIFY!) But I digress... Anyway, I decided to write my list regardless of the fact that many of these things have already been mentioned. This should be interesting, since I am so far behind. In order to catch up, I'll need to list 27 things today... HERE GOES!!

I Am Thankful For :
  1. my wife -- she is my best friend, and we have SO much fun together. She's a nice wife.
  2. a good job where I have great co-workers.
  3. health insurance. We still get excited whenever we remember that we have insurance now!
  4. my iPod. It helps me get through the day.
  5. audiobooks. I may not like to read very much, but I do enjoy a good book!
  6. the Jazz beating the Sonics tonight -- it's embarrassing that it was so close, but it would have been terrible to lose.
  7. nice parents who are letting us live at their house.
  8. milk.
  9. my sisters -- they are some of my best friends.
  10. excedrine.
  11. being able to make my wife laugh.
  12. my dad, who yells at the TV while watching sports just as much as I do, AND understands wanting to watch whatever college football game happens to be on.
  13. The Office -- it's gotta be the funniest show on television.
  14. my other favorite shows: CSI, Shark, Life, and of course, 24.
  15. mary's ability to find the exact spot on my back that itches, and scratch it for me.
  16. weekends.
  17. being back in a good ward.
  18. Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
  19. my friends -- I couldn't ask for better ones.
  20. music.
  21. my in-laws. Marrying into such a big family was a little intimidating, but I really like everyone.
  22. all of my nieces and nephews.
  23. all of the people who are serving our country in the armed forces.
  24. being able to go to school.
  25. the gospel in my life.
  26. all of the great experiences from my mission.
  27. the temple.

Well, I know the list is pretty random, but those are the first 27 things that came to mind. So now I'm all caught up!

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Compulsive Commenter

So, there's this guy we work with at United First named Jason. He is kind of the obnoxious type, to put it mildly. He's what you would call a drama queen. The kind of person who thrives on crisis. Also, he loves to hear the sound his own voice. Also, he seems to think he's the awesomest person alive, bless his heart. (i've found that you can say whatever you want about a person, as long as you bless their heart afterwards)

So that's just a little background information on our co-worker.

The thing that really cracks me up about this guy, is that he is obsessive compulsive about saying something EVERY time he walks past either myself or Mary. We mostly see him when we're in the break room (he passes through on his way outside for a cigarette), so most of his comments have to do with whatever it is we happen to be eating. For example :

"Oatmeal time!"

"Mac and Cheese, huh?"

"What's in there, carrots?" (in reference to peaches 'n' cream oatmeal)

"Breakfast time, huh?"

And so on, and so on. The thing of it is, he HAS to say something. It has really gotten old. Have you ever dealt with a compulsive commenter like this guy?