Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Next Christmas I want this:

I hope that they have a new one out by then.

I've been told by various friends and family that I am hard to shop for. It is true that I buy everything I want and I am picky and I always have to have nice things (I'm single and in my thirties with a good job - give me a break). So I got this idea from my friend Kim. You can all donate to this gift. Start saving now - I'll let you know where to send the money next December.

This year I got this and I'm really excited about it. I love to sing karaoke - I'm really good too.

Today I did some laundry, played the Wii at Dan's house and then Guitar Hero at Sam's. Then I came home and finished this puzzle.

I bought it a few months ago especially for the holidays. These are some of the movies represented on this puzzle that I really like.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ode to Ann Dee

This is me and Ann Dee when we were little. We always cuddled like that - we still do in fact.

When this guy,
Luke, saw this picture, he asked, "Whoa, does it have two heads"?

On my 30th birthday Ann Dee made sure I was happy from the beginning of the day until the end of the day. For her 30th birthday, I'm writing this blog about her.

We never used to get along but we do now. The reason we get along now is under debate. I say it is because she became less annoying and she says that I finally realized how cool she was. Sometimes we fight about why we get along. Isn't that ironic? Lets ask Alanis, although I'm not sure she knows what that means. Doncha think?

Ann Dee always did what I did - play the violin, basketball, student government, mission. I'm glad she quit copying me cause then she wouldn't be married and have a baby and probably would not be such a famous author.

Here is Ann Dee and Stacy at their shared birthday party.

Kathy made this cake - you know the creative one who did the grape trick on Christmas trees. We played cards and Ann Dee won the first game of hearts and she shot the moon without even trying and I wasn't paying attention or I would have stopped her (wink wink - it is her birthday).

Here is Ann Dee singing her token karaoke song, "Circle in the Sand":

I've gotten used to the fact that I have to share Ann Dee with Cameron and Van but I don't always like it. I'm glad Cameron lets me talk to Ann Dee whenever and for however long I want or need. I sorta freak out when she doesn't answer her phone and I can't find her.

Happy Birthday little sister.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Acronyms - gotta love them. It is fun to use them especially fun when your friends know you well enough to be able to figure them out like when Millie did on this post.

BYU uses them, except you don't just say the letters you sound them out like this:
SWKT = swiket and HFAC. My favorite one is of a building that doesn't even exist any more - SFLC (syphilis)
Others at BYU that you don't have to sound out (hey I just realized that BYU is an acronym - SSS):

Here are some that I occasionally use in conversation:
Big D
TLC (I'll settle for a scrub)

I don't usually use these in texting but I've seen it done:
When I went to London, I made some friends there and they called me (and still call me) KFC. If you can figure this one out, you're sick.

I am now going to tell you about myself using as many acronyms as possible:
Hi my name is KTB. I live in the WFB in PU. I like to play BB, RB, and watch TV. Some of my favorite places to eat are CR, SS, TT, and the new P712. I am working on a PHD in IP&T at BYU. I work as the ES at the MLBM. I like to coach BB at AFHS. I served a mission in the TSAM. I drive a VW. This year I talked my B&S into not exchanging gifts for Christmas and instead we are doing a SFS. My M&D (L&J) live down the hall from me in the WFB. Every second Sunday of the month I teach RS from the SWK manual - next year it will be the JS manual. I used to watch a lot of ER on Thursdays and I like 24 (do numbers count)?  If I had a BBQ, I'd ask you to BYOM. OK. I'm going to GTB and SMP cause I gotta WITM. LYG. SYS. URAQT

Monday, December 10, 2007

Deseret Towers

I took this photo today with my phone:
But then I found these photos on Flickr:

I never lived in the dorms - why would I when my home was just as close? I do feel sort of sad simply because I'm sure the swimming pool will go too eventually. And the swimming pool was my childhood.

Seven Peaks didn't exist and the "Tube" was too far away back then. My sister Sandy worked there as a life guard and so me and Ann Dee would ride our bikes, cross 9th East very carefully and swim all day, every day. We both could swim the full length of the pool and tread water for 60 seconds so we easily earned our VIP passes. I don't remember too many details about those days but I know Kim came with us a lot and we often had ice cream after from the Dairy (now called the Creamery). Sometimes we'd walk down to Carson's Market (Kents, now another Creamery) and get a treat. That was before Minute Man (now Subway). Oh - how the falling of DT has triggered the childhood memories.

I remember Sandy telling me this story about working at the DT pool. Some of the boys that lived in the dorms would play Bart Simpson-like tricks and try to get her to say funny things over the intercom. One time they called her and asked her to page Mrs. Laye, first name Anita. So Sandy called her name over the intercom, "Anita Laye, you have a telephone call". I'm sure the good little Mormon boys, with their binoculars and open windows got a big kick out of it.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Tree

Three years ago I bought this 2 foot Christmas tree. I bought these cool basketball lights at a yard sale. This year a very wise person informed me that my little tree was tacky and I should take it to work and put it in my office. I usually do whatever this wise person says so I followed her instructions and got this tree.
It is fancy with gold and sliver ornaments and really cool lights. Kathy taught me this cool trick to make the lights look like this but I think the trick might be a secret so I'm not going to tell you. You'll have to come over and get a closer look and then you can figure it out.

Is it weird that I was not concerned about my tacky two foot basketball light tree in my new condo but then insisted that my new tree matched the furniture?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"Finger Licking Good" in a bowl

I just discovered this and I'm glad. Intuitive Eating is great!

Come back tomorrow - I'm going to post pictures of my before and after Christmas tree. I want to know if you all approve.

I don't want to know if you approve of my KFC dinner - I don't care what you think. SSR