Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rantings of a non sports fan.

I'm not a sports fan. In fact, I'm the most un-competitive person I know. I would love it if everyone could win and we could all go home happy. But alas, that dream of mine will never come true. Dan on the other hand....sports fan...competitive....likes to talk "trash" as they call it. How did he end up with a humbug like me? Only heaven knows.

On Monday Dan took me on a date to the Suns vs Jazz basketball game in Salt Lake (he cons me in by calling it a date). I hate going (can I just lay it out there like that?). My anxiety rises to 100% when we go and here's why....

We can't just go with the flow. No, we have to root AGAINST the Jazz while everyone else in the stadium is rooting FOR them. My heart rate increases just thinking of this. You are automatically hated by 20,000 people (give or take) because you're wearing purple and everyone else is wearing blue. Is anyone else feeling awkward yet? There is so much tension between you and the persons next to you that you could cut it with a knife (if you don't cut your wrist first).

The seats are waaaay too close together & there should be rules about these seats, kind of like airplanes. If your buns cannot fit in one seat, you must buy two.. Now lets face it, I'm not the skinniest person in America (close second), but my "A" fits in one seat (and I thank my lucky stars daily for that). The lady next to me on the other hand needed to follow the airplane rule. I'm not being rude, I'm just sayin''s a bit awkward when I have to scoot over and lean to one side for 3 hours because she decided she could fit in one seat.

People are rude, inconsiderate, poor sports. I COULD NOT believe what was coming out of people's mouths. Heaven forbid the ref actually call a foul against YOUR TEAM. Good freaking grief! I don't think there was one time during the entire game that at least one person around me didn't complain about a foul against their team. This is why I love Dan--even though he is a HUGE Suns fan, he still admits when a call is unfair or when it could have gone one way or the other. He's not one of the jack holes that cries over every call and starts yelling obscenity's to the ref that is 3 million miles away from him and cannot hear a WORD he is saying...nor does he care about your objections. These people just sound ridiculous. The worst is when other fans around them start agreeing. People literally turn around and give each other thumbs up for yelling out like angry vultures.

The smell of beer is enough to make a person vomit. I'm not one to care if you drink or not. It has no affect on me...but 7 beers for one person sitting inches away from hundreds of other people is too many. It just is.

When your team loses (like the Suns did) you have to walk out with thousands of other people mocking you. Dan and I were smart enough to remove/hide our Suns paraphernalia before leaving the stadium so no one would say anything to us....lest Dan punch them in the face.

It's loud in there. Especially when the Jazz fans get mad at their team and start booing them (seriously the funniest part of the night...I laughed so hard I almost forgot about the lady's thighs taking up half my seat.)!!

It costs too much. $40 for one seat in the upper bowl is redonkulous. As far as I'm concerned Dan bought me $80 worth of anxiety, but I still love him.

Alas, the night ended and we drove home.....but not before 15 trash-talking text messages and 3 calls from Dan's Jazz fan buddies.

What a lovely date...(hey, I'm just glad my husband likes to hang out with me)....can't wait til next year!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just in case... needed something to say "awww" about today

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Non-new year resolutions

I usually don't make new year resolutions. A year seems like a long time and a lot can change in a 12 month period. These are some things I plan on working on this year....but I refuse to call them new year resolutions!

1.) Saying please and thank you to the Hubs. So often I demand things without a "please" rub my feet, do the laundry, give me a facial.....what? ok, totally unrealistic demands....but if I were to demand a facial this year, it will start with please and end with thank you! I say please and thank you to friends and strangers regularly....why not my spouse?

2.) Go to the temple more. It's 5 minutes away from my can't be THAT hard.

3.) Get to bed earlier a few nights a week. I'm a night owl, what can I say?

4.) Smiling more at my family and husband. Not that I never smile around them, of course I do...they're hilarious people. I mean like, when my husband walks in the door from work, there is going to be a big, radiant, genuine smile waiting for him. Because lets be honest, I AM happy to see him after 24 hours of being why not show it?!

5.) Graduate. Oh what a miracle it will be!

6.) And maybe if we're lucky, we'll have one of these to hold....

6.) And maybe if we're really lucky we will sell our house and buy a new one...while interest rates are low. One can always dream, right? Right.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas, The New Year, and going to work in your diaper

We went tubing in Mendon the weekend after, but COLD!

Tubing in Mendon. I'm not wearing snow clothes because I was not planning on tubing....obviously I just wanted to stand around and blow bubbles....but that didn't work out as planned. It was very cold.

Kiera picked us up at the bottom.

This is where are the wuss's sat...although they WERE warm....

...and we were freezing!

Dan threw snow in my face right before the picture. Thank you.

Darcey and Navie getting ready to go down!

We opened all of our gifts on Christmas eve. Dan got me a Miche Bag

Love it! My mom also got me a purse and we got a new comforter. Once I get it on my bed I will have to take a picture of it...I love it!

I gave Dan some Phoenix Suns slippers that he wanted. He also got a Suns hat and a Quesadilla maker from my mom. (He's a quesadilla freak--he calls them cheese crisps...because he's weird like that ;)

Zayden's favorite Christmas gift...the ribbon.

His 2nd favorite gift....he seriously loves this thing, and he holds on so well!

Enthralled by the horses hair. He likes to pull it out.

Playing with Dan's tree

For New Years we went to Pleasant Grove to party with the whole fam damily. Good times...thanks for having us!

Zayden with all the girls!

Tired (but darling) baby Ava, and (extremely happy) Zayden with Great Grandma Hansen and Aunt Darcey.

Zayden came over with this outfit on the other day. It says, "I want to be a firefighter when I grow up." Cute. This kid loves Uncle Dan....he always stares at him and watches EVERY move Dan makes me laugh.

And lastly.....

Hard at work in his diaper.