Monday, October 27, 2008

Baby's Middle Name...

It's like 2 in the morning and since I went to sleep around 6:30pm, I'm now wide awake. Before I fell asleep, Jaime was asking me for help in coming up with a middle name for the baby. So, that's what I'm doing now. I found this website that will invent baby names. They've invented some real winners, I think. Here's a few:
--Lginarama
--Toow
--Qudarth
--Crbeillan
--Heecheva
--Wnndosuda

Tell us which you think will be best for the baby! I'm kind of partial to Heecheva...probably more as an expletive than a baby name.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My unspectacular quirks

Woo Woo! I came up with a list of 36 of my quirks because Jaime said I have 6 people worth of them. I won't list them all because it will bore you. Here are the most spectacular of my unspectacular quirks. Or maybe the most unspectacular...what exactly makes one quirk spectacular and one unspectacular? I'm not re-listing all those rules, and I'm not gonna tag anyone.

1. When my shower is about to end, I can never remember if I have already washed my hair or not. So, if I can't remember for sure, I wash it just to make sure. I'm positive that 3 days out of 7, I wash my hair twice.

2. I prefer to wear my T-shirts inside out. This is for a number of reasons. Here are 2 of them... I'm too lazy to turn a shirt right-side out if I find it inside out. And I hate serving as a walking billboard for clothes companies.

3. Unlike Jaime, I do not like second-hand clothes. I do not like large crowds because there is a chance of being touched by someone. I hate being touched by strangers...and really anyone who isn’t my wife. Wearing other peoples' clothes is like wrapping another person around me. But I love that Jaime enjoys the second-hand shops and hope she passes that on to our kids.

4. I relive past arguments in my head, especially when walking to school or work. I usually stop when the argument gets SO heated that I catch myself saying something out loud, gesturing, or making a ridiculous expression to show the person in my head that I don't agree.

5. I plan my week around my stories (soccer). I don’t schedule classes from 1pm-4pm because a Tuesday or Wednesday game could be on at that time, and on Saturdays, the world is dead to me until around noon. And then again if there is a game I need to watch in the evening. I love sleeping in more than anything, but I will wake up at 6am on a Saturday morning to watch a soccer match. My dream job is to some day be a soccer club.

6. Finally, I hate math, but numbers are very important to me. I have very strict rules when it comes to their use. First off, prime numbers are the best. That's just a fact. It says so in the Bible...And seven is the King of the primes (maybe the Queen. I'm not sure about number gender). Here is a break down of my rules where numbers are most used:

--For alarm clocks: the last digit should be a 1 or 7 and can never, NEVER be a 5, 0 or a dirty even number. So, my alarm is usually set to something like 11:01.

--Microwaving: I prefer things to cook for 1 minute 47 seconds. This has become a habit and has caused me to overcook many things. Otherwise, the same rules from alarms apply.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Say hi to your mother for me...

This made me laugh a lot. Like a little girl.


This made me laugh even more.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dancing Baby

Jaime's been suffering lately from Restless Baby Syndrome. Our last experiment in making a video of the baby didn't work too well since the baby wouldn't move while the camera was on her. So last night we were hoping to capture some good movements on camera.
video

We've also been trying to expose the baby to wholesome music. And by wholesome, I really just mean anything that isn't Miley Cyrus or High School Musical. So, in the car, Jaime's been ghetto blasting KBYU 89 to help familiarize the baby with bumpin jams like "Canon in D", Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", and other Classical favorites. We really like that station. In my effort to keep a pop-free household, I've been making Jaime let me hold a cellphone up to her stomach to pump it full of music I like. And tonight it woke the baby up pretty well and got her dancing. This video is pretty cool. There's lots of movement--just watch the phone bobbing up and down. I think the baby was trying to kick the phone off of Jaime's stomach and at one point if you turn the volume up really loud, you can hear her yell, "Where's my Jonas Brothers?!"
video

This video is long and I'm not sure it is too obvious, but if you watch the phone closely, you will see that the baby got the hiccups after all that dancing. Every few seconds, the phone jumps a little.
video

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tag, I'm it

So, I've been tagged. (Hi Tiff!) And I guess I need to share some of my "unspectacular quirks" with the world? To be honest, there are so few things about me that are unspectacular that this is probably a harder assignment for me than for the rest of you out there. I'll do my best, though. :)

Rules:
1 - List the person(s) who tagged you
2 - Mention the rules on your blog
3 - Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4 - Tag 6 fellow bloggers

Here goes:
1) I like being anonymous or semi-anonymous on the internet and in public. Josh has alluded to this in previous posts. I have a hanging parking pass for work that has my name on it in bold print, and I always take it off the rear-view mirror when I'm not at work. And I do use a tiny picture for my public Facebook listing. Maybe I'm paranoid...maybe I just like to think I'm hiding from the world when I'm not....I don't know where the impulse comes from. This whole blog thing kind of contradicts it, anyway. Maybe that's why I don't post as much?

2) I really enjoy flossing. You may think your teeth are clean after just brushing, but you are living a lie, I promise. I'm not above preaching about this subject. And really, it's very satisfying to get out all the food that's stuck in between your teeth. YOU SHOULD DO IT.

3) I'm a political news junkie and I read the New York Times every day. That's more than I read my scriptures. Clearly I'm not a good person. Maybe if the scriptures had a website that updated with new, fascinating articles every day it would be different??? Fine, fine. Not a good excuse, I know.

4) According to Josh, it's quirky that I think black and brown don't match. Actually, I think they can in certain circumstances. He has just been offended ever since I called him out for not matching one day last week when he was wearing brown checkered shoes, navy blue socks, black jeans, and a brown long-sleeved shirt under a green plaid shirt. From this description alone, I think you all should be able to tell that I was right. Right?

5) I like standardized tests. Mainly because I do well on them. I don't enjoy the testing experience, necessarily. I just like to get the results back and have them as a form of self-validation. Recently I talked to someone who took the LSAT and I thought to myself, if it was free, I would totally take it just to see how I did. I really should get a hobby.

6) I love thrift-store shopping. I just read an article in (surprise!) the New York Times about how the financial crisis is forcing families to change their spending habits, and in the article they interviewed a family with bratty teenagers that were grossed out that they might have to wear PRE-OWNED clothes. This just baffles me. Why on earth would you pay full price for new clothes when you can find almost brand-new things for so much cheaper? Even if they smell faintly of moth balls, all you have to do is wash them before you wear them! And you can totally find cute things! And! You can save SO MUCH MONEY!!! (True Story: I looked everywhere in retail stores and online for a skirt I could wear while pregnant, and couldn't find ANYTHING that wasn't short, ugly, or ridiculously expensive. I went to the DI here, and found TWO for less than $10 total. There is no shame in victory, people.)

I tag Josh - really, he has so many quirks of his own he counts as 6 people. If anyone else wants to count themselves as tagged by me then please go ahead.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Background

In case the big banner featuring our faces didn't make it clear enough whose blog this is... I'm experimenting with backgrounds and thought we needed to draw more attention to ourselves.

Jaime's picture is from the side and doesn't really show much of her face so as to respect her wishes to stay 3/4 anonymous online. If you've ever looked at her picture on Facebook, it is very similar. I asked her about it one time, and she told me how she doesn't want to have her face fully visible because people might recognize her or something. Likewise, she doesn't like for her parking pass to hang on the rear view mirror in the car because it has her name on it. And since she has soooo many enemies in the world, not letting them know which car is hers has certainly saved us from a good ole fashioned tire slashing or car bombing.

My picture just lets you know that if you go down, there is more to read. Until you get to the bottom and then my picture is just a liar.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I see a...uh...frog?

Does anyone else feel like ultrasound pictures are more like inkblots than pictures of a human fetus. I added some color to one of our pictures to see if it would help us see anything better. Remember that sinister looking one-eyed frog I was telling you about. He's definitely in there...peeping over the white clouds that float inside Jaime's stomach.

Here's the original:


And the added color:


I think I would have done alright on the creative section of an art school application.