Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ping Pong Movin' and Shakin' and Dancin' and almost breakin'

This was too good to pass up. This is from a ping pong tournament and as you can tell, it was pretty intense.

The best part of it all is the end when you see the judges face...and if you will notice, the guy that performed the dance was still down 10-1 in points.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Road Sign Alerts--Crashes, Bad Weather Conditions, Zombies

Brodi and I love our zombie type movies. Shaun of the Dead is a spoof of sorts of zombies. It is truly one of our all time favorite movies. Also in our much liked movies list are several other zombie movies such as '28 Days Later', '28 Weeks Later', 'Dawn of the Dead' remake, etc.

So, we were thrilled to see these road signs in Texas warning people about a huge zombie attack going on in the area and that people should run for the hills. Hopefully the police will kill those zombies before they make it to Utah.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Breakfast treat and its 'healthy'

I have seen some pretty cool crazy cereals. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Choco Peanut Butter Puffs, etc. But I found a new great one and it is basically enticing kids to eat it and become sick. Rice Krispie Treats Cereal. Yes, you heard that correctly.

Now I am just waiting for Rocky Road Ice Cream Cereal...Chocolate Caramel Cereal. I will say though, if they ever come out with Pop Tart Cereal, well, I may never eat anything else again in my life would be complete.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rockin' like its 1990 (and thankfully, 1990 is long gone)

Last night, we were with some friends and we started talking about concerts that we have been to and some great shows of the past. It got me thinking as to what concerts would be a lot of fun if they were to float thru Salt Lake City. Now, imagine if you could team up to individuals or bands--the Stones and the Who in concert. How awesome would that be? Live and Everclear. U2 and the Police. The Monkees and the Partridge Family.

Well, get ready to have the night of your life. For one night only, two musical forces collide. MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice!

Get ready to sing to some of their famous, brilliantly written songs like this gem:
I'm killin your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly, when I play a dope melody

Anything less that the best is a felony

Love it or leave it
You better gain way
You better hit bull's eye
The kid dont play
If there was a problem
Yo, I'll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it Ice Ice Baby Vanilla

Not to be out done though, MC Hammer brings the funk...funky style!
Go with the funk,
it is said
That if you can't groove to this then you probably are dead
So wave your hands in the air

Bust a few moves, run your fingers through your hair

This is it, for a winner
Dance to this and you're gonna get thinner
Move, slide your rump
Just for a minute let's all do the bump, bump, bump Yeah...
(You can't touch this)
Look, man (You can't touch this)
You better get hype, boy, because you know (You can't touch this)

Ring the bell, school's back in (You can't touch this)

The Hammer Pants and Ice show is on February 27 at the McKay Events Center in Orem. Get your tickets quickly because if you don't, they will probably be giving them away at the front door on the night of the concert.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Carter: 'A' . . . . . . . . . Sam: 'D-'

So, Carter brought home his homework yesterday. Being the fabulous dad that I am, I decided to help him work thru it. We did the first page with no problems. The second page was a different story. It had directions at the bottom of the page so I thought I knew what was happening. I explained to Carter how to do it: There were 3 coins in the problem and I told Carter to count the number of coins and circle the answer. He gave me a bit of a confused look and then circled the 3 cents number out of the answers because I told him to count the number of coins. I congratulated him. The next problem had 4 coins but there was no 4 cents answer at the bottom. I was perplexed just thinking that they messed up. Carter then said under his breath, "I need to count the number of cents, not number of coins" and he added up the nickel and 3 pennies and circled the 8 cents answer. He then went back to the previous question and crossed out 'my' wrong answer and circled the correct answer.

Egads, I would have frakkin' failed a kindergarten numbers assignment! My kid is also a genius in that even with my steering him in the wrong direction, he still knew what was right. I think I will give up trying to help Carter with his schoolwork and now focus my problem solving homework skills with Beckham, my 3 year old. I can't screw that up too much, can I?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tragedy in Utah

In good old Utah, a woman who had not cut her fingernails in 30 years, yes you read that correct, had her nails broken in a car crash. How sad is that? Her longest nail was around 35 inches long. That is about 3 feet in length. She was injured in the car crash, but is expected to make a full recovery.

No offense to her, but I hope to be remembered for something more than just questionable hygiene. Can you imagine asking her--Hey honey, can you give me a back massage? Or, hey honey, I dropped some marbles on the floor, will you pick those up for me? Also, though those nails are impressive, I just want to say that anyone that age that can wear skintight leather/pleather/vinyl pants deserve a round of applause. Good on her!

I will say that I don't think I could be more proud of this great state of Utah that is able to boast of having one of its own succeed in owning a world record that probably no one else wanted.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A dose of Joss

If, after reading thru this blog, you still don't know that we are Joss Whedon fans, well, you need to read this blog a bit more carefully. We are big fans of the man.

We became big fans of his with his star making writing of the show 'Buffy.' If you haven't seen that show, then you missed out. It was a fabulous show. Witty, funny, thrilling and just terrific. He followed that up with another well written show, 'Angel.'

His genius continued with the absolutely sensational 'Firefly' television show about a ragtag group of space cowboys. It was on FOX and it did not last long but it led to the movie 'Serenity' which, if you haven't seen it, is one heckuva movie.

Well, he is back and his new show 'Dollhouse' premiers on Friday night. We have the Tivo fired up and ready to go. It stars Eliza Dushku (of Buffy and Angel well as the best friend on the movie Bring it well as being a top 10 babe) and the premise is rather different and we are curious how it all turns out. Anyway, whatever happens with Dollhouse, the plot should be entertaining and the writing will be very good.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

defensive driving

So, I am driving along Foothill this evening just minding my own business when a car pulls out right in front of me--I don't think I have ever jerked the car so hard to the side to get out of the way but miraculously I swerved and avoided the car. All I can say is that Brodi would have been impressed...instead of getting out of the car at the upcoming red light and slashing the tires on that car, I held my composure and simply uttered some very naughty words under my breath and then forgot about it.

I forgot about it for about 2 minutes, until I saw a woman doing her makeup in her rear view mirror while driving 40mph. Congrats lady on being very talented to be able to do your makeup while driving a potential death machine.

Now, I will say, I am not perfect. It drives Brodi crazy but when I start telling her a story in the car (and I have lots of AWESOME stories), I tend to ease up on the gas pedal. If I am really into a story, I usually end up driving about 45mph on the freeway until Brodi yells at me to speed up. The other dangerous thing to own when you are driving a car--an Iphone. But I am being strong and keeping the phone down unless I have an emergency call to take.

What is the point of this whole post? No real point except to tell you all that you are all lucky to still have me around after my brush with death on Foothill.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I think its pretty clear that I have metrosexualness oozing out of me

I think that I have solidified my metrosexiness by an event that happened this weekend. I went to Twilight. Yes, Twilight. Yes, I went to Twilight. Yes, I did. Please stop the giggling. I went for a couple of reasons:

I promised Brodi, in one of her posts, that if the term 'spidermonkey' was used in Twilight, I would go see it: Spidermonkey It was used and I had to go. The other reason was that Brodi asked me to go. After dragging her to see some of my crap movies, I figured that I owed her a viewing of it. I also had to see what all of the hubablubaboo was about.

So here are my thoughts on it:
  • Bella is a babe, and so is Alice.
  • Edward has a large head. And some crazy hair.
  • I liked Jasper and Alice. They both made me laugh.
  • I did like the baseball scene...the special affects were pretty good.
  • I didn't like the special affects for most of the movie. The diamond glistening of Edward special effect did not impress me much. And what is so cool about that...if I take off my shirt on a sunny day, I also glisten like diamonds.
  • Romantic Lines? I liked the lion and the lamb line. The line of 'my own special brand of heroin' was terrible.
  • I didn't cry and I wasn't particularly moved by it.
I am not afraid to admit it...I have now seen Twilight. Seeing it has confirmed that I am not scared of showing my sensitive side, but no worries, I watched all of the Rambos the next night to restore my tough manliness side.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

a 35 year old vs. a 3 years old. You know how this will end, don't you?

So, on Friday, the boys and I had Wii night. Carter, Beckham and Sam all competing in an epic battle of video game skill. Now, Carter is very good with anything on a computer or a video game. He just knows how to figure things out. I rarely play video games and have never been very good at them, but I thought after a little while, I may be able to win the Championship. Carter and I both knew that Beckham was just there to be a cute face.

Well, we got out the MarioKart and I watched Carter and Becks play for a while and Carter was really good. Beckham kinda piddled around. So, Carter finally hands over the wheel and it is my turn to do battle with Beckham.

I won the first race and then something not so funny happened. Beckham beat me in the 2nd race. Yes, my 3 year old boy beat me on MarioKart. Carter kinda laughed and gave me a look that just seemed to say--'Daddy, are you freakin' kidding me, you lost to Becks?' I smiled and taunted Beckham into a rematch. He had no idea that I was taunting him and he had no idea that I wanted a rematch but we played again. I lost again. Seriously. I handed the wheel over to Carter and in my complete shame, I hugged Beckham and watched my two boys compete for the rest of the night. My video game career was killed by a 3 year old before it even began.

I told Brodi about my loss. Her response? "You lost to Beckham? He's 3. I don't even think he knows how to go the right way." YES HE DOES KNOW HOW TO GO THE RIGHT WAY!!!!!! On a happier note for me, I did beat him in a wrestling match last night though. He couldn't handle my amazing wrestling moves.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Commercials for a Super Bowl

The Super Bowl has come and gone but the commercials will stick around forever. Here are my three favorites from this year:

I hate talking little baby commercials. They are almost ALWAYS creepy but somehow ETrade has managed to put together some of these commercials that are rather funny. This one just cracks me up, especially the line "I can't flex my golden pipes?" and then when he busts out singing again at the end of the commercial still makes me laugh even after multiple viewings.

OK, I think that Alec Baldwin is hillarious on '30 Rock' and he comes thru in this commercial. "What are you going to do? Turn off your computer and tv?"

This one also got a laugh out of me, especially the line from the lady in the backseat of the car with the pig, "How do you think we're doing?"

MacGruber 'commercials' have been on Saturday Night Live all year long but this is the one that also appeared during the Super Bowl. Extra note--the other guy in the commercial is McGyver:

To be honest, I was not too impressed with most of the commercials this year but it still got a few chuckles out of me.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ashes be Gone!

I heard a funny story from a friend of ours on how her kids ended up spreading some of the fireplace ashes accidently onto their carpet. Well they ended up cleaning the carpet with clorox. Yeah, not a good combination.

Well, I wish I had the good excuse of just being a 6-year old kid but when Brodi and I had been married about 2 years, I had something similar happen to me. Brodi had gone out to dinner and I had the brilliant idea to clean up our fireplace. We loved our fireplace and we used it often so there was a lot of ash in it. So I started to scoop some of it out into a plastic bag but I became tired of that after about 30 seconds.

I wanted to get it cleaned out and done quickly so that I could go and do something fun for the rest of the evening before Brodi got home. I must have gone temporarily crazy because you wanna know what genius idea I had to quickly clean out our fireplace? Yep, a vacuum. Now, can I say one more time that I must have gone temporarily crazy.

I whipped out the vacuum and I got to work. I put the hose of the vacuum right into the ash and began sucking away. It sucked it up pretty well for about a minute and then clogged down a bit and then it hit me--what have I done? The rest of the evening was spent trying to clean the vacuum, which when you think about it--why should you ever clean out a vacuum? A gentle reminder to you all...the picture on the left is made for doing that while the picture on the right is not.

The next 2 years of owning that frakkin' vacuum was 'fun.' Every time we turned it on, it emitted a nice smoky smell as it vacuumed the room. The floor would look clean every time we used it and our house would smell like a forest fire. Every vacuum job took twice as long because we would walk around with Lysol hoping to clear out the fire smell. I was 26 years old at the time but I don't think I have felt ever younger.