Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not a hermit this weekend.

Last weekend was crazy due to the wedding and whatnot.

This weekend (starting today, mind you. I work Monday-Thursday. Boo-yah.) will be equally as exciting and fun. Here's the weekend rundown:

Thursday: date night with Ben- Watching The Office and carving pumpkins

Friday: Halloween! Also, double date with Evan and Jamie- dinner at Bombay House and bowling. Prior to that, I'll be handing out candy to trick or treaters. I'm in charge of candy this year, since last year Ben gave our whole bowl of candy to the first trick or treater and then turned off our porch light. Hello, how lame is that?

Saturday: going to a Dead of the Dead party

I know it's real lame that I'm blogging about my upcoming weekend, but I'm very excited about the activities and social-ness of it all. Seriously, sometimes Ben and I get into hermit-mode and go weeks without seeing our friends. We've been married for almost 4 years, so we should be past the hermit stage. That's for newlyweds only.

PS- Watch out Columbus folk, I'm already planning a Columbus Christmas party. Get excited.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The wedding.

Ben and I spent the weekend in Denver and were able to attend the wedding of his younger brother Ryan to his girlfriend of 5 (!) years, Amy. Ironically enough, they met in a high school class called Marriage and Family.

We had a blast while we were there- highlights include the following:
-winning $45 at poker (the boys always underestimate me and I usually win)
-Ben doing a roundoff backhandspring at the reception on the dance floor
-Tom doing Arnold Shwartzenegger/Christina Aguilera karaoke
-dancing up a storm
-eating lots of Qdoba
-decorating Ryan and Amy's hotel suite **seriously, it pays to have an identical twin. Joel swiped Ryan's driver's license and a few of us were able to check into their room a few hours before they arrived at the hotel. Mayhem ensued.

Here are some photos from the weekend:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Aaaand I'm off.

Ben and I are off to Denver for the weekend for his little brother's wedding. Posting will resume on Monday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A letter of grievance.

To: American Red Cross
From: Mrs. Harris

Subject: Stop Calling Me.

Dear American Red Cross,

I've noticed that your organization has taken to calling me at least twice each week to urge me to donate blood. I grew tired of politely saying "no" and have begun to screen my Red Cross calls. I've received the frequent, lengthy voice messages left. I'm happy to know that you care.

Unfortunately, I have grown tired of the persisting phone calls I continue to receive from your organization despite my numerous declines. You say that my blood is rare and special and can be used on newborn babies? Thanks for the info, but do not guilt me into giving blood. I get very angry when people try to guilt me into things.

If you do not take the hint of me saying "no thanks" and screening my calls, I will be forced to lie and say that I have hepatitis. Or AIDS. Or both. Don't make me do that.

When I feel so inclined, I will definitely give blood again. It is not something I enjoy doing on the regular, due to the sting of the needle and the feeling of weakness for the next 24 hours. When I want to give blood, I will call you.


Mrs. Harris

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Curse you, Halloween candy.

I seriously wish that I could stop eating this stuff, but I just can't. Please help.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A wedding and a dilemma.

Next weekend Ben and I are jetting off to Denver for his little brother's wedding. I'm so excited to be inheriting a new sister-in-law! Aren't they adorable?

Alas, I do have a slight dilemma. A very important one. I ordered this dress from Shabby Apple just last week specifically to wear to the wedding. The shipping said that it would arrive in 6-10 business days and I ordered the dress 7 business days before we leave for the wedding. I'm hoping that since the warehouse is in SLC that it will arrive before we leave.
Everyone cross your fingers for quick shipping. Seriously, it's only traveling like 35 miles. AND I still had to pay the $8.95 shipping fee. If worst comes to worst, I do have a back-up outfit, however it is not quite as cute. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Made this fabulousness on using 'Phenomenal Woman' by Maya Angelou

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall-time movies.

Now that it is officially fall (although this weekend's weather screamed winter), there are a few fall-time, lazy-day movies that are just so great to watch. Just wrap up in a blanket (or snuggle up with your significant other- or both), grab some kettle corn and cider, and watch a great movie.

Here are some of my favorite fall-time flicks:

You've Got Mail. I don't know what it is about this movie, but it just feels right to watch it when it's getting chilly outside and the leaves are falling. Meg Ryan says, "I love New York in the fall" or something like that.

Ernest Scared Stupid. Seriously, I've loved this movie for years and I definitely blogged about it last Halloween. This movie does a great job of helping you find your inner-child and get excited for Halloween.

The Illusionist. Interesting movie with a great twist at the ending. I only cringe when the young Sophie (Jessica Biel) shouts "Edvard! Edvard!" like a million times. Hello, it's EdWard.

Something's Gotta Give. Not sure how this relates to fall, but for some reason I love to watch this movie when it's a little chilly outside. Maybe it's because Keanu Reeves's acting gives me the chills- not in a good way.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Corn, animals, and COLD.

Last night Ben and I went on a triple date to Hee Haw farm in Pleasant Grove. Aside from the freezing cold temps and the biting wind, we had a really fun time with our pals.

Here we are in front of the most monstrous pig I've ever seen:

It was almost as big as a cow!
Sliding down the haystack slide. Quite painful actually.

The group! Getting the guys (especially Ben) to do this was a task.

I do like these girls.

We also went though a corn maze, which actually took awhile. It was just so dark and there were no signs to tell us whether we were going the right way or the wrong way. Too bad we weren't like the kids in the storybook story who left a trail of crumbs or something so we'd know where we already went. What story is that from? Or am I just making things up?

Anyway,The night finished up by going back to Evan and Jamie's for a movie. Poor Ben was falling asleep in the middle of the movie, so we had to cut out early. Thanks for the great night friends!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

One word tag

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair color? brownish
4. Your mother? fab
5. Your father? great
6. Your favorite thing? sleep
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. The room you're in? office
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? homelessness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? alive
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? patient
15. One of your wish-list items? italy
16. Where you grew up? Indiana
17. The last thing you ate? cereal
18. What are you wearing? jeans
19. Your TV? love
20. Your pet? kitties
21. Your computer? Dell
22. Your mood? bored
23. Missing someone? family
24. Your car? Toyota
25. Something you're not wearing? socks
26. Favorite store? Nordstrom
27. Your summer? love
28. Love someone? Benjamin
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? September

I award the following 3 people with the "I love your blog award" and in so doing tag them to complete the above questions.

Katie C., Stacey M., Erin A.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's open!

The Paradise Bakery & Cafe in American Fork finally opened! My friend Jacklyn and I went there for lunch today and my goodness it was so delish. The line was superlong (hello, everyone wants to eat here), but the staff was handing out samples of some of their treats to eat while waiting.
The food was great and I'm so happy that I don't have to drive all the way to Sandy for the deliciousness- I only have to go to AF. Even better, it's only 5 minutes from my work. Yay!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm a copycat.

I know my sister Sarah posted this picture on her blog a few days ago, but I thought that the people who read my blog that didn't see this on Sarah's page deserved to be in on the fun. This picture is of my sister and I on our first day of school in 1990. I was starting 1st grade, Sarah was starting 5th.

Check out them bangs!

I really was a cool kid in elementary school, I swear.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Had a nightmare.

In the beginning, I was in California, consciously thinking that I'd never been to California before.

Flash forward to going to an old-time movie theater to see "The Hills have Eyes 3" and feeling guilty for seeing an R-rated movie. Then, I saw Mindy Kaling (plays Kelly Kapoor in The Office) in the theater and my guilt was replaced with excitement over seeing a celeb.

Suddenly, I was in the movie. I was running around in a field, feeling terrified. I knew there were scary cannibals out there that were going to get me. Then I realized that I was bleeding out of my ears, which increased my fear of a slow and painful death. I then woke up. It was 4 am.

What is the deal?

1. I've never seen "The Hills have Eyes."
2. Is there even a "The Hills have Eyes" 2? Or 3?
3. What kind of a weirdo dreams about bleeding out of their ears?

I blame my nightmare on my job. Dang DCFS.

Just kidding, I love my job. Most of the time.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My newest love.

This show.
Ben and I have been watching season 1 nonstop since Tuesday night- it's our new tv obsession. One of my favorite characters on the show is the studio page, Kenneth:

You may remember him from "Ricky Bobby."