Thursday, October 28, 2010

I thought emails were easier

I hate talking on the phone to strangers. My job is mostly self-contained, but I occasionally have to email a manufacturer with a question about something minor. And usually when I have to do that, there are actually a few questions I need answered. For some reason, there is always at LEAST one question that is not even addressed in their response to me. What am I supposed to do? Should I just reply and ask the same questions? Hit "contact us" again on their website and hope I get a different representative answering my question? Just make up the answer? I dunno. It's dumb. Everyone, read the WHOLE email. Twice. THEN start replying. That way I can keep avoiding the phone.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Andrewism #5

"Am I wrong or am I wrong?"
Translation: Am I right or am I right?
Best Part: He was wrong.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Material - Andrewisms

We have a new section to add to this blog: Andrewisms.

Last night Andrew discovered he has learned every idiom incorrectly. I am going to keep track of his new versions of classic idioms here.

Andrewism #1:
"Pucker up, Buckeroo!"
Translation: Buck up
Best part: said to my old roommate, Erica

Andrewism #2:
"One cup of carrots, two cup of carrots"
Translation: Six of one, half a dozen of the other
Best part: How on earth did he jump to carrots?!

Andrewism #3:
"Shimmer down"
Translation: Simmer down
Best part: I was stressed, and suddenly I wasn't. Thanks for making me laugh hysterically, babe.

Andrewism #4:
"This time tomorrow, I'll be scotch free!"
Translation: Scot free
Best part: Now my husband has neither obligations nor alcoholism.

Friday, October 15, 2010


My poor husband. He is wonderful! He is getting SO GOOD at knowing when to push it and when to let it go (and go get himself some cereal and leave me alone). I love him.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tennis practice

We had so much fun on Sunday. Andrew and I, Brittney and Jake, Natalie and David, and Kinsey and Clint played soccer and tennis at the park! It ended up being pretty painful for me--two tennis balls hit me, one in the face and one in the chest. I should probably work on my back hand.

Also, I think I'm done playing with the background and layout of our blog. I can't help trying out new looks, but I think I like this one enough to keep it for at least a few weeks.

I'm thinking of starting a new blog about how I copy other people's blogs. I've made 6 projects based on blog tutorials I've found. I'll make a post soon with pictures and references to the tutorials, just so those bloggers get their just desserts for their awesome work.

42 more days until Matt and Chrissy come! I just know Ramsey and I will have the best time together. And we'll teach Beck how to walk. Jody is coming too, and I think Jamie and Tyler and baby Avery. Needless to say, I'm workin' for T-giving break! Very excited for all the family to be here.

What should Andrew and I be for Halloween?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Laura Bean says...

MY status right now is about Iris, who called Andrew this morning and cheered our hearts before what is going to be a LOONG day. Speaking of our Iris morning:

Although we are pretty sure she wasn't showing aunt-uncle favoritism (yeah right, we KNOW she was), we loved hearing her say "HEYO!!" over and over. And also we think we got her to say yellow and nemo, but they all rhyme, so she was probably just saying hello a bunch.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Andrew's flag football game last night resulted in a forfeit because the other team didn't have enough players. They started scrimmaging, and right away a kid on the other team got his shorts ripped while someone tried to grab his flag. After stomping around and yelling like a little girl, he left the game and came to the sidelines where all the wives were sitting. The kid made a phone call, and then his dad (and all of us) got the full recap. $50 shorts. Our team wouldn't buy him new ones. We did it on purpose. No, his dad didn't need to come watch him play anymore.

Lots of laughing for us. Hopefully today is a better day for the kid.