Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat



We ran out of candy really fast this year even though we bought a huge bag from Costco. The younger kids starting coming at about 5:30 and then by about 7:00 we had to turn off the lights for the night.

Last year we had less candy and we had so much leftover that we ended up eating it all. Very unhealthy :(

I found it hilarious that the tween girls trick or treat while talking on their cell phones! How rude.

The cutest costume award goes to our neighbors two doors down. Their family was dressed up like the Incredibles! Each family member matched perfectly with the characters from the movie.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Picking the right line

The lines at Wal-Mart seem to get longer every month. Picking the right line can be really hard sometimes. I've found that it's not always the shortest line that will get you through the quickest.

You also have to gauge the checker. Sometimes the short lines have checkers that are slow, slow, slow! It's like they are so depressed to be there (and who can blame them) and they are just lazily scanning each item and taking their sweet time putting it into the bag. The only reason their line is short is because of the high abandonment rate.

It's sort of like driving in traffic. When you come up to a light and are trying to choose the best lane, whatever you do, don't get behind a Buick! Even if it's the only car. Anybody driving a Buick is over 80 and guaranteed to be driving 10 under (assuming they even noticed the light turned green). Unless, of course, it's an old Buick. Then it's a high school kid and you'll have no problem.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cravings of a Pregnant Woman

I've always been told that women get crazy cravings when they are pregnant. It's true.

Rachel prefers pickles. One time we were at Harmon's and I was holding two jumbo jars of pickles. It was too embarrassing to buy just two jars of pickles and nothing else with a pregnant wife next to me so we grabbed a few other things for cover. :) Generally pickles and ice cream are her cravings.

Yesterday, I found myself on a grocery run to Harmon's again. Rather than pickles this time, I was sent to get rice pudding and Funyuns!