31 January 2008

top ten trash foods that i willing eat

as long as we're in list mode...
  1. Pop Tarts
  2. Oreos
  3. Cheetos (the crunchy sort)
  4. Kraft Mac n' Cheese
  5. salt & vinegar chips
  6. cheddar & sour cream Ruffles chips
  7. hot dogs (especially from Holiday Oil)
  8. McDonalds 89¢ cheeseburger
  9. plain marshmallows
  10. Grandma's cookies
my apologies you you don't consider one or more of these items to be trash foods. i still think you're a decent human being.

08 January 2008

eight is great in 2008

'i'm the king of eight and i'm here to state that everything here has to total eight.'

8 things I'm passionate about:
1. the English-Kelly-Ash fam
2. art/making art/art education
3. gardening/home grown tomatoes
4. spending time outside
5. cooking food and feeding people
6. good bread
7. spending time with family and friends
8. sweaters

8 things I want to do before I die:
1. have a few (3 or so) more little ones
2. take my family to Switzerland, the homeland
3. speak Spanish, well
4. create a device that hangs up my clothes for me
5. learn how to knit
6. run a bakery or B&B or restaurant
7. live outside of the country
8. have a yard that looks like the Uintas (wild flowers, stones, big trees, moss)

8 books I have read recently:
1. People of Paper - Salvador Placencia
2. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
3. My Antonia - Willa Cather
4. Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
5. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
6. 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Marquez
7. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
8. currently: The Book of Imaginary Beings - Jorge Luis Borges

8 things I often say:
1. mexcellent
2. sweet baby one
3. supa
4. indeed/indweed
5. does that make sense?
6. yeash (like Micheal Scott)
7. i love you
8. thanks, love

8 things that attract me to friends (i stole all of these from zi):
1. kindness
2. sincerity
3. sense of humor
4. ability to engage in meaningful/real conversations about important things
5. interests and passions
6. integrity/loyalty
7. adventuresomness/sense of wonder about the world/creativity
8. the way they treat their family

8 songs and albums I could listen to over and over:
1. Revolver - The Beatles
2. Andrew Bird... please don't make me choose
3. Betting On Trains - Hem
4. Information Error - the Slackers
5. The Osmonds Christmas Album, yes
6. Chicken With Its Head Cut Off - Magnetic Fields
7. Somebody to Love - Queen
8. Symphony No. 5 - Mahler

8 things I learned this year:
1. love has no boundaries or limits
2. patience, perspective, perseverance
3. some people never cease to amaze
4. becoming a mom is incredible
5. you can't give when you are emotionally depleted
6. daily walks outside are the best medicine
7. i'm not so good at confrontation
8. don't buy clothes at Wal*Mart. never

8 random things about me:
1. i sang alto in the Utah Symphony Chorus
2. i've lived in Utah my whole life
3. i love Back to the Future, part I
4. i am Rick Rivers
5. i broke our couch when i tackled my dad, age 15
6. i'm watching season two of Felicity on DVD
7. i've never pierced my ears
8. i never set the alarm for a time ending in 5 or 0.

8 people i tag
1. linds
2. ash
3. jo
4. lindsey
5. cate
6. kylie
7. janice
8. gatsby

January's birthstone: garnet

our church was handing out free calendars so we took one. it's spiral bound with a flap on the top to tuck the new month's picture up into. most of the pictures are temples with the occasional CCA Christensen painting and an interior shot of the Tabernacle. every day has an event from church history printed at the bottom. for instance, today it says: 1882 - Elder Joseph F. Smith dedicates the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in SLC, Utah. and tomorrow it says: 1950 - LDS Missionaries arrive in Paraguay for the first time. on the 16th it says: 1839 - Brigham Young helped Prophet Joseph obtain financial aid... so some days are a bit of a stretch. 'Family Home Evening' is printed in blue letters on every Monday. birthstone and flower are listed in the corners and then there are some quotes in the empty spaces. yeah, they're really packing it in. on the flap we find advertising for Magleby Mortuary in a fancy calligraphy font with three locations listed for your convenience.

this month the picture is a portrait of George Albert Smith and one of the quotes is his:
"It will not be long until calamities will overtake the human family unless there is speedy repentance. It will not be long before those who are scattered over the face of the earth by millions will die... because of what will come."
i wonder if Magleby had anything to do with choosing the quotes. either way it's an odd thought with which to start off the new year, don't you think?

04 January 2008

Pop Tarts

let it be known that i love S'mores Pop Tarts. they are the best and i only buy a box twice, maybe three times a year because it's tough not to eat more than one in a sitting. the reason why they are the best is because of the graham cracker crust. i wish they made more flavors with the graham cracker crust. i've noticed that they've come out with a new cookie dough Pop Tart, which i've never tried so i can't say it's not good, but what they should really come out with is a cheesecake Pop Tart - with a graham cracker crust of course. they could even do a strawberry cheesecake or a special, seasonal pumpkin cheesecake Pop Tart. i'm pretty sure it would sell - big time! anyway, just some thoughts on Pop Tarts.