Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If I were Aladdin

And I got three wishes, my first one would be this:

I would have the ability to transform my car into a highway patrol car anytime I wish while driving on the freeway in order to teach a little about traffic courtesy and safety. Here's my simple little chant for the day: When possible, stay in the right lane.

I realize there are alot of people who think they own the lane they're in. That includes overly aggressive drivers, as well as overly retarded drivers. Whenever you are on the highway and there is more than one lane in each direction, every driver has the obligation to drive courteously. That includes allowing those who wish to drive faster (even if they are speeding) to pass on the left.

Nobody has the right to slow down drivers by braking in front of them. That is cause for a moron slap (more on that later). If you are being passed on the right that is cause for a moron slap. Everyone has the OBLIGATION to move to the right so that those who wish to pass can do so on the left. If you are in the leftmost lane and you are going the same speed as another car at your 3 o clock, and there is a car immediately behind you, as a courtesy you should speed up and pass the car at your 3 and then move to your right at a reasonable distance in front of them. This allows the car behind you to resume they're desired speed.

The most desirable behavior is if everyone was constantly on the lookout for cars in front, behind and to the side of them, and make passing on the left the utmost priority. If you simply like to drive slow, stay in the rightmost lane.

Now back to my wish. I have no desire to make people suffer (at least financially). So as a part time Highway patrolman, after explaining the above courtesies, I would administer a moron slap. The offender would expose they're bare buttocks and I would deliver a firm slap on the bum. I believe that may be enough to discourage those who like to drive oblivious to anyone else.

Semis are one of the greatest offenders of this courtesy and they all deserve moron slaps. I realize they probably don't like merging with incoming traffic, but deal with it.

Some exceptions would be if there is an exit in the left lane, or when not on the highway (cause people need to turn left all the time), or if you are a legitimate moron.

And the world needs them. They're the first to go when a serial killer is in town or when aliens need to abduct someone.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Still no improvement on the ear

Still deaf, but totally pain and pressure free.

Cool thing is, when I breathe, because of the hearing issue, I can hear my own breathing and I sound like darth vader. Even though my respiration is clear as a bell, I can hear my own breathing inside my head just like I was in a space suit.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentines 2010

Back in January I looked at the Stake Calendar and it had a valentines dance for Saturday 2/13 at 7:00 pm. I put this on my calendar and planned on having a great date.

So on Tuesday this week I called and got a corsage ordered at Jimmy's floral. I picked out the dress Cathi was going to wear and got the same color flowers to match.

We went out to dinner at 6:30 and then drove over to the Stake center, no cars parked there and lights out. Drove to all the other buildings and same thing. Man was I disappointed. What happened? I went back to the Stake Calendar and the dance isn't listed at all. They removed it.

So what ended up being a dream date, I had to salvage by just going home, helping put the kids to bed. Burn a movie and try and make the date more than just like every other night.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eulogy of Lady Annabel Boslooper Gridley

Lady Annabel Boslooper Gridley
(September 22, 2004 – February 6, 2010)

Annabel joined the Gridley Family on November 20th, 2004 and was a valued member of our home. We took her on walks, tried breeding her twice and took her to the cabin several times.

Annabel was a lively and aggressive soul. She was constantly trying to show her superiority with other dogs and would often rough them up. But on the inside she was a gentle thing. She learned to accept two kittens in her life, but not quite so gentle with chicks. Her instincts kicked in when close to chicks and she had two in her mouth before she was promptly scolded and spit them up. One survived.

Annabel was well known for terrible gas, and was often the scapegoat for others in the family who wanted to conceal their guilt. Annabel often went on walks in the neighborhood, and on hikes up at the cabin which she enjoyed thoroughly. The children, specifically, Austin was always willing to show love, to Annabel’s constant need for affection and often gave her rubs and let her sit on his lap. Annabel was always willing to give affection and great with all children. She was beautiful. Her colors and physical qualities were admirable.

She died on a Saturday evening, possibly due to the cold weather. She will be missed and remembered for all the great qualities she possessed. We hope you enjoy running around in the fields in heaven with Sadie. I’m sure you two will have quite a time exploring and finding animals to chase.

We love you.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love Me, But Don't Show Me

So I made this little music video of one of my favorite Sons Of Provo songs.

From Movie/Music clips

It only took me about 6 hours to produce this thing. Geez. I kinda feel like it was a waste of time. But it was a little fun and I might try it again one day. Who knows.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter Sports

Isaac and Jonas have been playing on a basketball team. Jonas is quite the shooter, and Isaac is quite the defensive guy. Although he doesn't fully realize the importance of not fouling when defending the basket. If he steals the ball and gets a foul he still jumps up and down and says "Yes!"

The kids have been having fun outside lately with snow ball fights, making sled runs, and other things. Oliver loves to go outside and play with the other kids. He looks so cute all bundled up.

I'm home sick today. My ears and neck are in severe pain with this ear infection which I've had for a few days now. The pain meds aren't really lasting long at all and I can't overdose so I'm praying that it ends soon. I had a little fun with our cat on the computer this morning:

From Family Videos

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ear Infection

Yesterday morning I woke up feeling like I had dove to the bottom of a 12 foot pool. (I'm not very good at going deep underwater). My ear drums felt like they were in a vice. It was very painful.

I took a leftover Lortab from my nose surgery from a couple months back. That helped a little, but not much. I was hoping it would just go away, but it got worse. Last night I couldn't sleep more than a few hours. The pain was so intense. I tried taking a hot bath at 4am. I let my mind wander and I envisioned myself on the dock at Mike Orem's boat at Dover early in the morning before the sun came up. I began to say a prayer just before my swim expressing gratitude for all the events leading up to the big swim. I almost started crying right there in the bathtub.

I heard Isaac knocking on the bedroom door to come in. I let him sleep in my bed in my place. I got dressed and camped out at the clinic. I didn't have an appointment, but I wasn't going to leave until I was seen. I felt like my ear drums were about to rupture.

I saw Scott Beckstead and sure enough I had an ear infection in both ears. He said it's rare for adults have them. I think its because I have a cold and the new areas of my sinus' going up into my ears aren't used to the issues that come with having a cold. Anyhow, I am now on Amoxicillan and some numbing ear drops. Man I went from a 90% pain level down to a 5% so I'm a very happy camper right now.