Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What blessings!

Well, its about time that I wrote a sappy "what blessings" post. After all, it is my second one already.

Well, yesterday found me working for about 12 hours straight, half of it not being paid for though as it is just an internship, I'm not complaining though, it is a great opportunity. They day before though, was a bright little nugget of happy sunshine after a few weeks of tumultuous overcast in the sojourn that is known as life. Haha, that was very fake. Anyway, I didn't have to go to work on Monday, but our neighbors from Boston called us over to help them out because they are, sadly, going to move away back to Boston. So we go into their kitchen and they tell us to just take anything and everything that we want from their fridge or cupboards cause if we don't they will all just go to waste. So we ransacked their whole kitchen and we walked away with SO MUCH FOOD!! Quoting Melissa, "It's like Christmas!!" she said, as we tried to fit all of the new food into our refrigerator and cupboard. We actually couldn't fit everything that we were given and I was reminded of the promise we are given from paying our tithing in Malachi: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." Wow, and how a wow it was that we literally did not have room enough to receive it.

Not only that, but Melissa was given an opportunity to do something that she is very excited for. That is to teach dancing! If you were to ask her what her favorite things to do are, she would put dancing at the top; after all, we met at a dance on campus! She ran into quite a few unfruitful interviews, but now she has the opportunity to be an influential teacher for the community. I am so proud of her resilience in not giving up after so long of trying, she tried really hard to get a job.

We are going to Island Park up in Idaho in about 3 hours so I will put up some pictures!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some things in the last post were embellished or lies.

Once upon today

Before I rove into the ubiquitous world of blogging I would like to disclaim that my vocabulary has never been this robust but was made so with the help of Microsoft Word's thesaurus; also, that everything that I write from this point on is complete and utter unadulterated truth.

I've never done a blog before and I really don't know what it takes for it to be the sort of blog that people will want to read from. I suppose that the most entertaining bloggers are ones that talk about things going on their lives that are interesting. In the spirit of things that are interesting I will list in no particular order, the things that are interesting that have happened to me in the last few days.

1. I was writing the opening paragraph and I so completely misspelled the word "exaggerate" (which I didn't even end up using) to "eggsadurate." This spelling was so completely off, that Word gave me possible spellings which include and are not limited to:
  • obdurateness
  • supersaturate
  • restaurateur
As a side note, I wrote that last sentence "... and are not limited to:" and I swear to you that someone on T.V. just said that exact sentence. It was as if the sentence itself was meant to be heard by millions.

2. Roo (our rabbit) farted audibly

3.It was unbelievable hot today, so Melissa and I rode our bikes to the park to read a book and I carried Roo in my backpack. We got to the park, sat down, and started reading. We read for about five minutes and decided it was too hot so we went home. We got so sweaty that we took a cold shower and got really cold so we went back outside and got into a conversation with our well versed neighbor, which made us hot again. We got so angry that we were hot and sweaty again that we ate our neighbor's family.

4. Melissa was telling me that she thinks Roo is so cute that she could just kick Roo across the room. In response I asked her, "Melissa, why is it when you say something is cute, you want to do something bad to it?" She turned to me and said, "Blake, when I see something cute, I litterally want to reach down, pick it up by the head, and smash it against the wall. That's why I say those things." I will never understand women, nor will I have children with one.