Wednesday, September 10, 2008

things I learned last week...

*nothing takes care of getting to know someone like an 11 hour road trip

*Rexburg, Idaho and its inhabitants are apparently "precious". I see no other explanation for the 467 times I used that word while visiting there

*there is good Thai food to be had in Rexburg, if you know the right people

*church universities are a pleasant surprise to kids who grew up never being able to talk about things in school as they relate to faith/religion

*my phone can go 5 days without charging if I don't use it too much

*my daily exercise paid off as I trailed 3 very fit teenagers up the hill from @#!*% and did not have to stop, throw up, or beg for mercy

*Idaho makes my nose itch

*being in Utah just brings back all the great things I remember about being a kid

*Andrew--the waiter at Applebee's in West Valley--is a bitter and angry man

*Tim--the waiter at The Garden in Salt Lake City--is not

*it's fun to buy normal things while away from home...because then you can always think, "I got this book when I was in Utah with Kim."

*you'd think that when there is a 12th floor bar and dance floor in your hotel that being on the 9th floor would be far enough away from the noise...but you would be WRONG

*saying "Utah is stupid!" in a lispy and annoyed voice never stops being funny

*Kim always thinks that she can "get us there", and if by "get us there" she means "trap us at a railroad crossing on the wrong side of town while creepy hispanic pillowcase guy hovers around your car", then she's right

*5 days is just about enough sleeping in and doing whatever I feel like to be ready to come home

*I have a top notch husband. Three words: House. Was. Spotless.


Anonymous said...

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy your blog? If not, I really enjoy your blog.

I'm glad your hubby was safe... he's top shelf.

If your daughter needs something we may be able to provide, we're a bit closer then you. So let us know.

Julie Q. said...

I can always count on your blog for tidbits of wisdom but you've really outdone yourself this time. These are some fun (or should I say precious?) lessons learned.

I think I've met Andrew before. He gets around.

Living My Dream said...

I am so glad he had the house spotless... what a good man!!!

I had a blast too and can't wait to do it again!


Christian said...

What else did you expect in West Valley? :)

Brittany said...

AWESOME! I've been wondering how your trip went. Minus the waiter and creepy pillowcase guy, sounds fabulous, and I'm so glad for you.

JustRandi said...

Three words: Say no more!

good man!