Saturday, February 20, 2010

Overheard at Macey's

So I'm in the baking goods aisle at Macey's deciding which bread crumbs I want to use for the night's foray into making Milanesa, when a mom turns the corner with her 3-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son, who is trying to convince his mom of something. This is how it went:
6-y-o: But Mom, you said we could.
Mom: I most certainly did not.
6-y-o: You most certainly did.
Mom (sort of chuckling): You know I didn't.
6-y-o: Well, then can I have a baby brother?

I nearly died trying to control my laughter. They walked away and I could hear the mom responding with laughter in her voice.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It'd be hard to be an announcer on live TV, I recognize this. However, sometimes the stupidest things get said.

I'm watching the Notre Dame vs Louisville basketball game and there was a foul, but it was sort of confusing who was fouling whom because the players were bunched together. Discussing this the announcer says:
"We're trying to figure out who the committer of the foul is and the commit-ee is." Is this like an employer/employee situation? So someone who receives a committed something-er-other is thus a commit-ee, or rather a committee?
So it's not a recipient, or even the guy who got fouled, but some pseudo-french-ified past participled English verb that supercedes the definition of an existent noun (that we happened to already snag from a French past participle anyway).

Overanalyzing complete.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Nuns, Hell & Relationships?

A while ago I was at Borders wandering around the books when I saw this interesting shelf:
Okay, that's funny enough, relationships and celibate nuns. But what was directly beneath it made me laugh even harder:

What, do they just throw random things onto the Relationships shelf for lack of anything else?

Friday, February 12, 2010

cupid's distraction

Lest you think this is about Valentine's Day, it's really just to show another video of crazy things that go on during sporting events in Utah. It shouldn't be too hard to spot. It takes up a rather large portion of the screen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

holy side hug

I don't think I've shared this yet. A friend showed it to me a while back. Frontal huggy huggy can lead to sinny sinny?

This reminds me of the chastity talk and how you inevitably hear someone say, "I think even handholding can go past the line for some people sometimes." yeesh.

Oh, and frontal huggy huggy appears to be worse than extreme violence. And I'm fairly certain they don't understand a lot of the word meanings/double entendres. double yeesh.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Finding a piece of yourself in a short story

That's exactly what I did last night when I was reading some Flannery O'Connor (thanks for the Christmas present, Mom). It was in a way unnerving, but good in the same breath. "The Barber"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How BYU fans continue to completely love their players in the NFL

Subtitled: how Vikings fans are pouting.

There are 4 states that are more excited for the Super Bowl this year than in general, 2 are the home states of the participating teams, 1 is Mississippi, a state that practically claims the Saints as their home-state team, and, finally, Utah.
Why Utah, you ask? I'm positive the answer is BYU fans are excited that Austin Collie's in the big game. BYU fans remain extremely loyal when players go on to the pro ranks.

Also, can you see how Minnesota's completely bummed? I would be, too.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

favorite family picture of all time

I know that a fair bunch of you have seen this picture on Facebook already, but I want to post the picture on my blog because I dearly, truly love it.

*Taken the day Laurel got baptized.