Monday, March 29, 2010

The Wizards got Avada Kadavra'ed

Who says you have to be in Utah to see a Jazz game?

So fun.

But a word of advice...if you ever go to the Verizon Center for an event, take the metro. For heaven sake's take the metro. We unfortunately did not, and it was a very...frustrating? hair losing? u-turn inducing? first-quarter missing?... experience. :) Sometimes you just gotta love D.C.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

OMGoodness.... I totally married my BFF.

So, the past few days I've been thinking... and I've decided that it rocks to be married to your best friend. Not that I didn't know this--I did. But sometimes the fact that it actually happened to ME (the girl who was terrified of marriage, couldn't quite get her act together, and spent 7 years determinedly pushing away the best guy ever) still makes me stop and go "Huh. How'd I get that lucky?" Our life isn't perfect, but as long as we're together it always feels pretty dang good! :)

I'm not the type to tell people what to do... have a low tolerance for self-righteousness. Who am I to know what's best for people, afterall. But if I may... I humbly submit the following suggestion to any single people out there: Marry your best friend. You won't be sorry. :)

Here's some of my evidence. I'll title the list "Like, reasons why it's, like, totally sweeeeeeeeeeet to be married to your BFF":

*When you have a basketball game early in the morning, you always have a cheerleader in the stands (it may be a poofy-faced, exhausted cheerleader whos hairy legs might not look that great in a mini-skirt...but he'll be excited to be there!) Then, later in the day, you get to experience a surge of adrenaline watching his game on the edge of your seat. (Brian's last game was so intense! I came home with sore back muscles from all the tension. I thought the wife next to me was going to have her baby right there on the stage..."GUARD NUMBER 42! He's always WIDE OPEN!" She was bordering on hyperventilation.)'s b-ball season around here, and both our teams are into tournament play. My team just won the first round, Brian's first game is pending. LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that we have similar interests. Makes b-ball season so fun! (Although, we won't talk about March Madness. Our picks have proven...maddening.)

*When you have a horrible dream about ex-boyfriends being mean to you, you can wake up, roll over, laugh hysterically and think, "SUCKER!!!! I ended up soooooooo much better off." :)

*When you're sitting in a really good, but really long, ward conference, and the stake president starts telling a story about the "little woman"... and you wonder if your ears have fallen asleep, because it really sounds like he said it in an Elmer Fudd it is again..."little woman", with the "l"s like "w"s... you can turn to the BFF and explain the situation, and they'll help you listen for it again. Yes...there it is: Elmer Fudd "little woman"...."and then the widow woman took her last myte of meal, and gave it to him..." If it's your BFF next to you, they'll laugh with you at your mistake, and even giggle with you the 50 billion more times the speaker manages to say "widow woman" during his talk.

*And while we're asking for lightening bolts to head our way (we really aren't irreverent people... we've just had a bad week...), when you somehow are so tired during evening prayers that you get an uncontrollable case of the giggles for no reason at all, they'll probably just join right in. Sure it'll take you 20 times longer to get a decent prayer going, but at least you won't be singed alone. :)

*When you have a doctor's appointment you're not excited about, you can say "Yo dude...wanna come watch me get poked and prodded?" And they'll say, "Love to." (Hopefully not because they are a crazy sadist, but because they know you don't want to be alone)

*When you have a week where you don't see each other for a couple of days in a row until 9pm, and then some weekend work comes up, BOTH of you can melodramatically act like it's the end of the world because you don't get to be playing.

Could so go on and on. But we'll stop there. The spoken of guy just shut his computer, and I'm antsy to hang out with him. But my parting advice (since I know you all live by my word as you would the Bible... :))...marry the best friend. (Or enjoy being married to the best friend for you married lovies.) Makes life so much fun.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Don't Pinch Us!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!! Don't forget your green.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

We Want to Go Back...Immediately!

Have you ever heard of a disease that involves wishing it were exactly one week earlier, sighing when unloading suitcases, feeling a bit sinky in the stomach, and humming "Yo Ho Yo Ho" at random, weird moments? If so, please let me know what I'm afflicted with. :)

We had an awesome time in Disneyland last week, and hated to leave. Brian was as much of a kid on the rides as I thought he'd be, and it was a blast to see him introduced to the magic. The rides were spectacular (Pirates can't beat the feeling of walking into that building the first time of the trip, and smelling the smell of...Pirates. If you've been, you know what I'm talking about. It's...magical!), the food was YUM YUM YUM (Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth for a gluten-free girl), the hotel room was awesome and a couple blocks away from the park, the company was great (thanks again Mom & Dad), the weather was perfect for standing in lines (which were actually pretty short), the firework show was awesome... it was just all around fun.

We did have a couple of mishaps (as usual...but they were actually pretty mellow for us). Mom got sick on Wednesday and was in bed all day. It worked out alright because Brian and I were at the Price is Right all day. No we didn't get called on stage, yes it was fun to experience, and no we'd never do it again. :) We were glad we went, but after standing in line since 6am, we weren't as excited as we probably could've been at the 1pm taping. :) Also, do I look like a drunkard?! In our little 12 person at a time interview, the lady before me said she was a bartender. The interviewer then came to me and said, "And here's one of your best clients. So what do you do when you're sober?" ha ha ha ha. I had to giggle (which probably didn't help matters). You can look for us on April 1st (we were part of the special April Fool's Day show, which was pretty cool I must admit). The only other glitch was the rain on Saturday that closed down the swap meets. We still managed to find some stylin sunglasses and a t-shirt for Bri, all in all, not too shabby.

I would reminisce more, but that doesn't seem to help the Disneyland Withdrawal Disease, so I'll just let you enjoy the pictures! :)

Yo Ho Yo Ho...a pirate's life's for me... :)