Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello Mr. World Peace

Ron Artest is a basketball player. He is an interesting guy, to say the least. Well, you may have heard - he wants to change his name. Good for him. So, what will he change it to: Brad Jones? Jamal Jones? Byron Anderson? Nope, that would be too unlike Ron Artest. He wants to change it to: Metta World Peace. Yes, Metta World Peace. I hope that his lawyer hurries and gets it done as he was just announced as part of the cast in the upcoming Dancing with the Stars. I want to hear them announce him, 'Metta World Peace will be performing the Cha Cha.'

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'll take 2 pins with that broken arm

Carter broke his arm a couple of weeks ago. He was playing on the monkey bar glider...the little thing you hold on to and you 'slide' across to the other side. Well, it hit the other side and Carter let go and flipped a bit and landed on his arm and broke it right above the elbow. Brodi knew it was broken right away. I was a bit more dense and it took a bit of convincing. We took a quick trip to InstaCare and they x-rayed it and gave us the bad news and sent us up to Primary Childrens for the night. Carter had surgery the next morning.

He now has two good looking pins in his arm to help with the healing process. He plays for Impact Academy, so he has had to miss some practices (they have practice twice a week, for 1.5 hours each practice), but he wasn't going to miss his first game. We had to bubble wrap his arm up to protect the other team from getting hurt by his cast...Carter had a good laugh at that, 'I'm the one with the broken arm and they are worried about getting hurt?' He gets his cast off in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Guest blog post

Hi everyone. I just did a post on Brodi's blog. I can't do two blogs in one day, so you are welcome to head over there. Brodi's blog readers posed some questions and I got to answer those questions: Brodi's blog

Monday, August 15, 2011

Utah Site: Salt Lake City Library

This is another post on things to do in Salt Lake City. You can see our other visits by going here: http://samandbrodi.blogspot.com/search/label/Tourist

I used to work downtown, right across from the Salt Lake City library until we moved on to the East bench last summer. Brodi and the boys would often join me down there after work to hang out at the library. It is a great library and for those of you who were/are fans of Archie Comics, they actually did a comic book storyline on the library. So, for all of those preteens and teenagers of Archie comics, our library is famous.

The boys and I headed down to the library a couple of weeks ago. We try to get down there a few times every summer. The cool part of the library is that there are a ton of things to do just outside. There are several water features spread throughout the side and back of the library as well as bridges, benches and lots of open space to just hang out and read or relax.

Inside, the architecture is very cool. The basement is where all of the kids books are and they have big rooms where kids can hang out and play around in while they read. There are also computers set up in the basement to play computer games or reading games, etc. It is a great setup.

You can roam around the top of the library and get sprawling views of the entire city. You can also head down the big stairs on the outside and continue to get the great views.

If you have a few hours and you haven't been down there with your kids, do it...it is worth a few hours.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rain and sexiness

The rainstorms last week caused flooding throughout the valley. I was down at the SportsMall and the parking lot was a lake. Carter decided to go out in it and play around. It all ended up flooding the indoor basketball courts and racketball courts. But at least Carter had fun swimming in the parking lot.

If you ever thought of buying HUGE eyelashes to put on the front lights of your car, don't do it. I haven't decided if it is the stupidest thing that I have ever seen or if it is actually kinda funny. Still, don't do it.

My brother got this shirt for his birthday, '40 isn't usually this sexy.' Yeah, thats pretty awesome. I will be on the lookout for this shirt when I get to that age. So very stylish.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Don't bother me this weekend, I am eating

You all know I love PopTarts. And lets be honest, who doesn't love poptarts? But I have decided to stay away from them for a while. You can't eat just one...one becomes two and two becomes three and three becomes puking in the sink because you jammed waaayyy too many of them down your throat. So, I haven't had bought any for months.

Brodi goes out of town to a big writers conference in LA. I opened up the newspaper ads and saw this staring at me. A 12 pack of poptarts, which are normally around $3.50 (they are kind of on sale now for only $2.50), are now only $1.50. But I have to buy 10 of them. 120 poptarts. Brodi is gone for about 5 days. That means that I will have to eat 24 a day and there will be no evidence that I ever had those 'tarts. Well, except for me being terribly bloated, sick and 'high' on sugar. But it would be worth it. WON'T IT???????