Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July is Really Exciting. Obviously.

Due to a lack of anything even remotely blog-worthy happening in my life, I obviously haven't felt very motivated to post anything.  But because I've got an hour to kill, don't feel like cleaning, and have apparently given up on showering altogether - here you have it.

-The other day my husband found a tick in the shower.  Which is what every wife loves to hear, really.  However, instead of flushing it down the toilet - my husband did what any genius would do, and put it in a cup with plastic wrap over the top.  I was 89% asleep when he told me about it, or else I would have probably brought to his attention that if a tick can burrow it's way into skin, ain't nothing gonna stop that little bitch from escaping plastic wrap.  And naturally, the next morning, I walked into the kitchen and saw a nice big hole in the plastic wrap where the tick had escaped.  So now I'm almost about 68% sure I'm going to contract Lyme disease.

-I'm about 93% sure we're going on a cruise in January with Shawn's family.  And my father in law is going halfsies.  Yahtzee.

-We apparently have a 5 year high school reunion in August, which I couldn't be any more unexcited about.  I can't decide which is worse, having to have the same exact awkward conversation with 200 people you never really talked with much to begin with (you know the one - "What's new?"  "Oh, you know, school and work."  Every. single. time.) or knowing that I'll be on the list of people who have gotten fat since high school.  I still see the people from high school I care to see on a fairly consistent basis - with the exception of a handful of people. I suppose I just feel like everything I need to know about everyone else I've seen on Facebook or read on blogs.  Does that make me a totally sucky person?

-Is anyone watching America's Got Talent?  We started watching it, and I love it.  My favorite guy?  Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.  Seriously, I love him.  I voted for him ten times last night.  And normally I don't take the time to actually vote for stuff like that.  He's pretty legit, and seems like such a down to earth sweet guy.  And if you haven't seen him, watch this.

Don't you just want to be buddies with him?!

-One of Shawn's pet peeves is that I put all our gross brown bananas in the freezer.  The other day he was making fun of the fact we had a stash of a dozen nasty bananas in our freezer.  So I bucked up and made 6 loaves of banana bread.  And I nailed it.  Moral of the story?  Keep brown bananas.  Even if your husband mocks you.  And also?  I can cook.

-I was told during training for my current job that I should expect to work weekends for at least the first two years before I'd be able to get them off.  We just bid for new shifts that are scheduled to start at the end of August.  And guess who got weekends off?  ME.  I pretty much feel like a Jedi Master.

-Back in March, the husband and I took a fun-filled trip to the dentist.  Beforehand, I had called to make sure that we'd be covered with the insurance I had.  She told me they accepted that particular type of insurance.  Great.  She put in all our information, had us pay a $50 copay and we were off.  About 4 days ago I received a bill in the mail for a whopping 400 and something dollars, with a post it note that said, "You had the HMO, we only accept the PPO plan."  The hell?  Am I completely off base for thinking it's totally unfair that we have to pay that now, after she told me we would be covered?  And it's my husband's family dentist that they've been going to since the beginning of time - so I don't want to show up and rip them a new one.  But seriously.

-I think I'm going through menopause.  I was at the in law's house the other day, playing a heated game of Phase 10.  And it felt like it was 9,000,000 degrees in their house.  Everyone else felt fine, of course.  My favorite part was when my mother in law blurted out, "Maybe you're OH-VULATING!!!"  Pretty amusing.  Thank you, for that.

-I have a new "calling" in our ward.  I was the Assistant Humanitarian something or other - you know, one of those callings that you're not actually set apart for, but they give you just to make you feel better?  Well, the main lady apparently moved, and I got a call from the Relief Society president asking if I'd like to take her place.  And obviously I couldn't say no.  So I get the box full of humanitarian crap stuff, and sort through everything.  We were going to be finishing up some file folder games for our activity that month.  I made flyers.  I bought Coconut Dreams.  I bought a chocolate mousse pie thing.  I bought sherbet ice cream and Sprite for drinks.  I melted chocolate, and bought strawberries.  3 people showed up.  Three.  I was a little bit frustrated, but extremely glad that my husband stayed with me and helped us finish.  (And by finish, I mean, we didn't finish, because there were four of us, and 907 million file folders.)  Moral of the story?  If there's a Humanitarian Activity, go.  Also?  Husbands, if you hang out with Relief Society ladies so your wife doesn't go crazy, you will get some.

-I get my flight benefits with other airlines starting in September.  And just in case you aren't grasping the full meaning of that particular milestone, it means I can take a round trip flight to Sydney, Australia for 175 bucks.  Boom baby.  I also get a raise in September.  September is going to be a swell month, I can just feel it.

And on that note, I should probably go re-discover the art of showering.

Until next time.


  1. I didn't even go to my 10 year reunion--I can't imagine going to a 5 year one, ha! Those work benefits sound AWESOME! I want to go to Australia!

  2. Your true cult followers like me dont care if you have any life changing material to blog about. I never have any, but i still continue to make peoples stomachs turn daily. How are you two lovebirds summer going. You dont ever tweet anymore. How is the mans ankle