*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.