Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Ski Boot Fall-Apart

Last week we went skiing at Sundance. It was so fun. I'm glad we only went for a half-day - there is no way I could go for a full-day right now. My legs felt like jello :)

Two weeks before that we tried to go but something funny happened. We got all of our stuff ready, dressed up warmly, loaded the car up, drove up to the ski resort, found a parking spot, put on all of our gear, and started heading for the shuttle bus.

I heard a crunch and I looked back and saw a piece of plastic on the ground. Then I looked down at my foot and saw that the toe of my right ski boot had cracked off! Oh no!!!

I went back to pick up the piece and heard another crunch. The heal fell off! I took another step and heard another crunch. The LEFT toe fell off! Then the left heal. Then the right sole. Etc, etc, etc. I finally made it back to the car with only the top of the boots intact and the buckles still fastened. The bottom of both boots completely had fallen apart and exposed the bright orange lining inside.

I opened the car door and sat down. Rachel was laughing in the background. I'm glad she was there to laugh it off because I was about to kung fu the car next to us. By that time we had to call it a day and go home. I'm just glad the boots fell apart before we got on the shuttle bus and didn't happen while we were up on the mountain!

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Return of the Sweat Burger

On 23 April 2003 I wrote a blog about a hamburger that was discontinued from Carl's Jr. (Why do they call it a hamburger anyway? Shouldn't it be a beefburger? There's no ham.)

Well, the sweat burger is back, or rather, resurrected. (Sweat, not sweet). I went there last week for lunch and saw it. I couldn't believe my eyes. I've had it 4 times since - mmmmm, it's SO GOOD!

I wonder why they got rid of it for almost a whole year and then suddenly brought it back.

Monday, January 12, 2004

New Primary Calling

So I got a new calling at my church. I'm working with the kids now in the Primary. For the last few weeks I was subbing for my friend and his wife, Larry and Krista Furr, while they were out of town for the holidays. We taught the 5 year olds for sunday school.

I'm not sure if they remember one thing we told them because the boys were too busy climbing on their chairs and the girls were playing with their dresses and necklaces. All they want is candy and their mommy, but nonetheless they were really fun to work with. The general rule is - if all else fails, just have them color. I wish you could do that when teaching a group of adults!

But now I am with the 11 year old boys. I was surprised at how smart they are. They were reading right out of their scriptures and new pretty much all of the answers to our questions. I have a ton of funny stories from the primary - I'll add them in later.

Bowling Injury

I went bowling tonight and I'm so sore. I think that getting sore from bowling is the ultimate sign of being out of shape.

It made me think back to when I lived at Somerset and Riviera, and I actually remember being sore several times after bowling. Seems like someone in the group always came home with a "bowling injury," as funny as it sounds.

My left shin is killing me! But hey, I did really good. I got a 151 and a 178 ... not bad for a wuss.