- You know you’re from Utah when…..
Green jell-o with carrots mixed in doesn't seem strange.
- You can pronounce Tooele.
- The U is not just a letter - Neither is the Y.
- You have actually eaten funeral potatoes.
- You've gotten both heat and frost burns off your car's door handle in the same month.
- You are not surprised to hear words like "Darn, Fetch, Flip", "Oh, My Heck" and "Shoot".
- Your tulips get snowed on three times after they come up and twice more after they bloom. Hunting season is a school holiday.
- The largest liquor store is the state government.
- You can go skiing and play golf on the same day.
- 30% humidity is muggy and almost unbearable.
- Somewhere in your family tree is a polygamist.
- You know the difference between a 'Steak House' and a 'Stake House'.
- The elevation exceeds the population.
- You've broken down on the highway and somebody stops to help you.
- You can see the stars at night.
- You have a bumper sticker that says "Families are Forever."
- You were an aunt or uncle before you were three.
- Your spouse's mother was pregnant at your wedding.
- You have more children than you can find biblical names for.
- Your family considers a trip to McDonald's a night out..
- Your first child was conceived on your honeymoon.
- You feel guilty when you watch Monday Night Football.
- Your kids believe the deer hunt is a national holiday.
- You drink Coke from a brown paper bag.
- You consider a temple recommend a credit reference.
- At least two of your salad bowls are at the homes of neighbors.
- You believe that you must be 18 or older to order coffee at a restaurant.
- You wonder why fire truck drivers honk when you drive 35 mph in the left lane on the freeway.
- There is a similarity between a ward basketball game and the L.A. riots.
- You think Jack Daniels is a country western singer.
- You negotiate prices at a garage sale.
- You can make Jell-O salad without the recipe.
- You've heard about BYU football in a testimony meeting.
- You have two gallons of ice cream in your freezer at all times.
- Your father-in-law thinks Ronald Reagan was a liberal.
- A member of your family wrote in Lavell Edwards for president in the last election.
- Cars in the slow lane are traveling the fastest; cars in the fast lane are traveling the slowest; cars in the middle lanes are always trying to exit.
- Sandals are the best-selling shoes.
- You have to ask for the uncensored version of "Titanic."
- Hotel rooms all have the Book of Mormon.
- You buy your wardrobe at the local grocery superstore.
- You learn about the Mormon Church by taking history in elementary school.
- You live in a state where Democrats always come in third place, unless a zoo animal is running. Then they come in fourth.
- You're on your own if you are turning left.
- Schools stay open, even if two feet of snow falls overnight, but close for the opening of hunting season.
- People wear shorts and T-shirts if the temperature rises above 32 degrees.
- There is a church on every corner, but they all teach the same thing.
- The most popular public transportation system is a ski lift.
- People drive to Idaho (or Arizona) to pick up a gallon of milk so they can play the lottery.
- In-state college football rivalries are bigger than the Super Bowl.
- Beer drinkers don't shop on Sunday.
- You don't have to breathe cigarette smoke until you walk outside a building.
- The cost of living rises while your salary drops.
- Every driveway has a minivan and a pickup truck.
- When you buy a new vehicle, cigarette lighters are optional equipment but gun and ski racks are standard.
- Every time a new family moves into your neighborhood, the local elementary school has to hire a new teacher.
- Your paycheck has an additional 10 percent deduction.
- "Temple recommends" is acceptable identification for cashing a check.
- More movies are filmed in your town than in Hollywood.
- You've never had a Mormon missionary knock on your door.
- Your neighbors complain about where they live, yet refuse to return to the state they moved from.
- You make a toast with red punch at your wedding reception.
- You have more raw wheat stored than some Third World countries.
- Your idea of a good time is playing Pictionary in the cultural hall.
- Your idea of a wild party is a six pack of Pepsi and a PG-13 movie.
- You and all your friends come to your mother for a haircut in her kitchen.
- You measure Kool-Aid by parts per million.
- You think "You're a 10 cow wife" is a compliment.
- You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Utah.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
If you love to laugh and want a movie that's a chick flick, but manly enough to watch with your honey, check it out. Here is a little summary of the movie:
"Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken."
Written by Happy_Evil_Dude
Arthur's best-known roles came in popular sitcoms that didn't shy away from the serious issues of the day. On Maude, which aired from 1972-1978, Arthur's pantsuit-wearing, feminist title character had an abortion, which resulted in a flurry of viewer protests. Arthur scored five Emmy nominations and one win for the role. The ribald, hilarious Golden Girls -- which over seven seasons tackled hot-button issues such as menopause, homophobia, suicide, and racism -- found Arthur playing gruff, wisecrack-spewing divorcée Dorothy Zbornak, who shared a Miami home with her mother and two loopy friends. Arthur picked up four more Emmy nods and one win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.
In a 2005 interview with EW, Arthur recalled she "flipped" when she first read the script for The Golden Girls' pilot episode. "After all of the crap I'd been sent, here was something so bright and adult and fabulously funny," she said.
Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development, who worked with Arthur when he was a writer-producer for The Golden Girls, tells EW exclusively: "I really loved her -- and gained so much from working with her. She was deeply supportive of me at the start of my career. Her warmth wasn't superficial -- it was genuine and bespoke true compassion. And it was this same inner sweetness that made her comedy so real and touching, and made her such an inspiration."
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- He weighs in at 22 pounds and measures a little over 3 feet.
- He is a breed of rabbit called German Giant (how appropriate!).
- This is his owner, Hans Wagner, struggling to hold him up.From the NY Post article: "We don't feed him an unusual diet," said Wagner. "He goes through more than his brothers and sisters, but he eats the same food mix. His favorite food is actually lettuce. He can never get enough of it."LOOK AT THOSE FEET!Can You imagine the LUCK you would have with one of these!!!!!!!!
Like Robert, Herman is also a real animal and the photograph is genuine. Herman lives in the German city of Berlin with his owner Hans Wagner. There are conflicting reports regarding Herman's exact weight, but Robert may be a tad larger. According to a CBBC Newsround Online article that discusses this giant bunny," Herman lives in a specially built solid oak hutch and chomps his way through just over 2kg of food a day. His owner says his favourite snack is lettuce". Herman is something of a celebrity and even has his own MySpace page. Rabbits like Robert and Herman belong to a specially developed breed and do not live in the wild.
Article found at http://www.hoax-slayer.com/giant-rabbit.shtml Write-up by Brett M. Christensen
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I've been making numerous trips to Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart, picking up flowers here and there as well as magazines and books for inspiration. Also, spending hours and hours researching flowers online.
Well, at 6:00pm tonight, I made my final stop at Walmart on the way home to get mulch and soil. As soon as I got home I changed my clothes and went to work. Four hours later I was finished with the garden bed by my front door. My neighbors must think I'm crazy, digging and planting in the dark, with only my porch light to aide me in my obsessive compulsive behavior.
So, after much research and hard work I am proud to present you with photos, before and after of my garden bed by my front door. Stay tuned for other parts of the yard....it's slowly getting there.