Monday, June 30, 2008

In Honor...

Whether you knew it or not, today is National Blonde Day. I haven't quite figured out if it is celebrating the beauty of blondes or the stupidity and clueless nature of the stereotype. I would hope it is the first, seeing that the second would make their beach blonde stereotype even more prominent.

!WARNING! To those many blondes that are related, or that are friends, I do not intend to provide any ill feelings between us. These remarks are made out of jest and good humor. :)

You have to laugh at some of the instances that many of these blondes, merely acting normal, do on a every day basis. I know that hair color has scientifically nothing to do with intellect or reasoning; however, it does seem like many blondes do in fact live up to their stereotype. We must pause and think, however, on the blondes that aren't naturally colored that way but are dyed into the "lifestyle". Many of these fake blondes actually fit into their hair color as if the dye itself has sucked their IQ ten or twenty points. So is it an excuse to be called "the blonde" during moments of stupidity? What about us brunettes? I admit that being a brunette, I have had my "blonde" moments. However, I choose to think that they are fewer and farther between then the true blondes. :)
Just another thought, we seclude blondes into their own category; but who ever hears anyone say "Black Moment"? I sure haven't. What about red, black, grey, white, brunettes, oh and don't forget the different colors of the rainbow that appear more frequently on teenage heads. If anything, I would say I have more klutzy type moments than anything. Maybe that is what brunettes should be known for...klutzes.

In honor of National Blonde Day, I have posted some blonde jokes.

Game Of Intelligence
There was a blonde who found herself sitting next to a Lawyer on an airplane. The lawyer just kept bugging the blonde wanting her to play a game of intelligence. Finally, the lawyer offered her 10 to 1 odds, and said every time the blonde could not answer one of his questions, she owed him $5, but every time he could not answer hers, he'd give her $50.00. The lawyer figured he could not lose, and the blonde reluctantly accepted. The lawyer first asked, "What is the distance between the Earth and the nearest star?" Without saying a word the blonde handed him $5. then the blonde asked, "What goes up a hill with 3 legs and comes back down the hill with 4 legs?" Well, the lawyer looked puzzled. He took several hours, looking up everything he could on his laptop and even placing numerous air-to-ground phone calls trying to find the answer. Finally, angry and frustrated, he gave up and paid the blonde $50.00 The blonde put the $50 into her purse without comment, but the lawyer insisted, "What is the answer to your question?" Without saying a word, the blonde handed him $5.

Blonde and Sheepherd
Once upon a time there was a blonde with long hair, blue eyes, she was sick of all the blonde jokes. One day, she decided to get a make over, so she cut and dyed her hair. She also went out and bought a new convertible. She went driving down a country road and came across a herd of sheep. She stopped and called the sheepherder over. "That's a nice flock of sheep.", she said. "Well thank you.", said the herder. "Tell you what. I have a proposition for you.", said the woman. "Okay.", replied the herder. "If I can guess the exact number of sheep in your flock, can I take one home?", asked the woman. "Sure.", said the sheepherder. So, the girl sat up and looked at the herd for a second and then replied, "382". "Wow.", said the herder. "That is exactly right. Go ahead and pick out the sheep you want to take home." So the woman went and picked one out and put it in her car. Upon watching this, the herder approached the woman and offered, "Okay, now I have a proposition for you". "What is it?", queried the woman. "If I can guess the real color of your hair... can I have my dog back?"

Blonde going Crazy
.Q: What would you do if a Blond threw a hand grenade right at you? A: You'd pull the pin and throw it back.

Horrific Accident
A blonde had just totaled her car in a horrific accident. Miraculously, she managed to pry herself from the wreckage without a scratch and was applying fresh lipstick when the state trooper arrived. The trooper gasped. "Your car looks like an accordion that was stomped on by an elephant. Are you OK ma'am?" "Yes, officer, I'm just fine" the blonde chirped. "Well, how in the world did this happen?" the officer asked as he surveyed the wrecked car. "Officer, it was the strangest thing!" the blonde began. I was driving along this road when from out of nowhere this TREE pops up in front of me. So I swerved to the right, and there was another tree! I swerved to the left and there was ANOTHER tree! I served to the right and there was another tree! I swerved to the left and there was ...." "Uh, ma'am", the officer said, cutting her off, "There isn't a tree on this road for 30 miles. That was your air freshener swinging back and forth."
So if you see a blonde today, remind her that she has given us yet another holiday.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Girls Night Out

Last night I had the opportunity to have Veronica, Kaitie, and Stephanie over for a fun filled girls night out. Since Kaitie was working til nine, the rest of us girls started off the night with homemade enchiladas and spanish rice (cooked in the fantastic Vandenbos Restaurante' - gotta try it sometime :P ). After completely stuffing ourselves we headed out towards Willow Park. On the way there poor Stephanie had a horrible view as driving through town she glance into a house to see someone's backside!! Veronica and I are quite glad we missed that view...

At the park we swang for awhile and then headed over to Logan's infamous zoo. Lions and tigers and Bears...Oh My!! No not really. Logan's zoo is verily small but it kept our attention for about an hour. I don't know if the animals or the girls were more disturbed at my failed attempts of elk, deer, bobcat, owl, wallabee, duck, and coyote sounds. Also the passerbyers were probably very disturbed at Stephanies version of a bush...see below.

After the park we headed out to The Firehouse to share Fzhookies. If you haven't had one, they are the most amazing deserts the world has ever known. They are gigantic cookies that are cooked in cast iron type pans and are topped with all that delicious (and so healthy for you) fudge, caramel, ice cream, etc. If you are ever in Logan, The Firehouse is a must to at least try their Fzhookie.
Being girls, we stayed up late watching a movie and talking. Of course our talking was very important and we covered many issues such as world politics, vaccinations for children in 3rd world countries, and of course nuclear power. :) After solving all problems, we headed to bed around 2 am. We awoke and had waffles for breakfast (or should I say brunch) from that same Vandenbos Restaurante' (Man that place is good!).
I don't know if you ever played a game called Mad Gab but we had our own version of it this morning...
1. You must write these words out on a piece of paper first. "I WEE TAW TED"
2. You then find a victim to subject humility towards
3. Next you tell them you have to say it over and over because it is a mind thing
4. Must have the camera near by to get it on video...

Ok, quick story...I think the best time we did this was to Paul's sister in law during a family dinner. Paul's brother had just graduated college and was on his way to Med School. He had been working in a lab all summer with some people that spoke a foreign language and he was picking up on some little phrases. We followed the above steps (except for #4 sadly) and told her that if she told Aaron what was on the paper he would be really impressed because it was saying in a foreign language. All eyes and ears were on her as she stood up and announced with loving eyes to her husband..."Aaron honey, I WEE TAW TED". We all busted a gut laughing so hard and nearly fell off our chairs. Poor _____ ran upstairs because she didn't know what she said that was so funny. I know what your thinking; Paul and I are mean.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


This past weekend my parents drove up from Boise to spend the evening with me. It was SO nice to have them here, as Paul is gone, and to spend time with them. Granted it was a short visit, it was still very nice to chat away. They came with me to church and met so more of the people that I am always talking about (at least it seems like that). Talking about them in a good way of course! :) We then went to the wonderful Olive Garden and had a fantastic meal which was followed by a relaxing drive in the countryside.

It was fun to show Mom and Dad the different areas in Logan. We drove out to Benson and then up to the foothills in Hyde Park where they are building those gigantic houses!! We were thinking that judging by the location and size of these homes that they would be well over a million dollars. We were so shocked to find a 4,000+ sq ft house on .51 acre overlooking the entire Cache Valley for only $399 k. This house was brand new and had granite countertops, the hardwood and tile floors, brick was an amazing home! So after looking at the house and driving around the countryside I started to get even more anxious about looking into land here in Cache County...

Back to the weekend...It was great to have my parents here. I love my Mom and I would say that after my husband, she is my best friend. We communicate well together and I feel like I could talk to my Mom about anything and that is what I love about our relationship. Granted we have had our teenage girl trials and of course our ups and downs; but in the end...I love my Mom. She is so genuine & kind that she would give you her last nickel to help you out; she is just one of those ladies. I hope one day I can be like my Mom...she is an amazing woman and if you know her I would dare say you would agree. I wish they could've stayed longer, but alas, work is how you keep food on the table and the house over your head.

Small World

So my friend Annie from church recently told me about a couple that were at The Basic School (TBS) in VA right now and gave us eachother's names. The last couple of days this Marine Officer's wife (whose name we will call Jane for privacy) and I have been corresponding. It has been such an encouragement to know for sure what happens at TBS from the eyes of an officer wife. I probably scared her with how many questions I was asking, but she was nice enough to answer them and I feel like I know her now and we haven't even met.

Her husband is currently at TBS and is planning on taking an infantry billet (just like Paul wants to do). What is really ironic is that he wants to get stationed at Camp Williams, which is the same unit that Paul is in currently for the reserves. Weird huh? He will be ready for his first duty station sometime around March so it makes me wonder if he really does get his "dream destination" if him and Paul will see more of eachother.

The best news of all was that there is a great church there. Heritage Baptist Church in Woodbridge, VA which is just a short drive from Quantico. I looked it up online and it seems like a solid church that is very missions minded. They even have a military ministry that caters to the military families and reaches out to the men in Q-town. "Jane" said that the military people get together after church and have lunch. The young marrieds pastor is also a "ex" military officer! Here I was all concerned that there wouldn't be a "good" church but all along God had a plan. It makes you step back and remember that He put us in this field for a reason and we must trust Him to take care of us every step of the way.

We are hoping to meet them officially one evening when Paul and I are back in VA for his graduation. What a small world we sometimes live in! :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Here it goes...

After a friend suggested that the easiest way to keep up with friends and family is to have a blog, I decided that maybe I could try it out. I have to admit that I am one of those people that doesn't manage well with electronics and just gets frustrated after awhile! :) Also, I am sure that my posts will not be very meaningful or frequent to warn you all out there. Please bear with.

The past four weeks Paul, Corporal in the USMC, has been at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. He is in his second increment and will graduate from OCS on July 3. When he graduates from Utah State University in May of this next year, he will be commissioned as an officer. Paul has been in the USMC since January 2006 and has been apart of the Infantry Reserves (Fox 2/23 in Salt Lake to be exact). He has gained much experience about the Corps from being in the reserves and in my opinion will have an easier time transfering the reigns. Please pray for Paul as this last week has been difficult for him. He is the type of person that does everything to his best ability and is very competitive when it comes to the military. He graduated in the top five of his battalion last year and really had his eyes set on graduating the top of his class this July. He is still doing well, just not the top guy that he wanted to be. I am very proud of him and know that he will excel and most importantly will give it his best to get to the end.

Today I arrived back in Logan to find the weather very sunny and warm. I think the highs are in the mid eighties and it is just gorgeous as the last few weeks have been more like early spring weather. I picked up a van that the school district has for me to use during the summer (don't have to pay for my gas that way) for my internship. It is probably made during the late '80s and the paint is peeling off of it in about every area that you can imagine. It is quite the site and will be my ride for the rest of the summer. I feel so weird driving in it!! Kinda wish that the Dodge Diesel was available for my use instead...oh well! I can't complain because gas is not being taken from my check now.

Thats about it!! first post is done!