Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy 30th Birthday To Craig

I know many of you may be surprised that Craig is actually 30 today. It's true. I've seen his drivers license. When we first met I didn't believe he was as old as he told me, and proceeded to require his driver's license as proof. Even after seeing it I promptly asked if it was a fake. I guess he is now getting to the point where it's good to look younger than you are.

"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely."
- Ogden Nash
(I have no idea who Ogden Nash is, but the quote was nice)

Happy Birthday Craig!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Let The Battle Of The Sexes Be Won

If you read Corbin and Alice's blog comments, and you noticed the comments by my wonderful brothers on Suede's video posting, you will realize that my brothers and I are always in a battle of the sexes. I've decided, since Zac has put his foot down on the superiority of men, I need to shake the ground that foot is placed on and open his eyes to reality. On the surface you may be thinking, "maybe men are superior. Women take their names when they marry, children take their names, they can lift heavy things...." That's about all I could come up with, but you get the idea. Women are the masters of smoke and mirrors. There are amazing things that are passed down through the generations of women, that I am now willing to unveil to prove once and for all we are the superior sex. Well, I'm not going to give away all the tricks...just a few. If I unveil all of them we could no longer be absolutely superior.

Women have known the art of persuasion throughout the beginning of time. The trick is, as my momma taught me well, to make the man feel like it was all his idea. You keep up the facade that they are the ones in power, making the important decisions, when in fact, we are the one behind the curtain. Make them FEEL like they have the power and you will in actuality have the power. All the men reading this are thinking, "I know exactly what she's doing when she's doing that," and that's the ultimate, give them snippits of downplay so they are even more blindsided when you carry out the real plans.

Now for the hard evidence....the mighty, mighty, mitochondria. For those of you that don't know what the mitochondria are, they are the power house of the cell. All energy that you use is produced by these amazing organelles. Just think hard back to that biology class and you'll remember that practically all cellular processes are coupled to these all powerful little kidney beans. What does this have to do with the superiority of women you ask. Only EVERYTHING. Men leave a lineage of names, women leave a lineage of the mighty, mighty, all powerful mitochondria. May I quote, "What's in a name?" It's just the smoke and mirrors to make the men feel good about leaving something to their children. When, in actuality the most important things are given by the female. All the mitochondria that an embryo receives is provided by the wonderful mother. The lineages can be traced back through the female lines for endless generations. We are the power behind every action and every thought. So men, next time you have a thought of being superior, remember the energy for that thought came from those wonderful female entities you have within each cell called the mitochondria. Oh, and remember when I said men can lift heavy things....all the energy required to lift those heavy things is made possible by those mighty, mighty, mitochondria.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy .5th B-Day to Suede

Happy 1/2 birthday to Suede.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More fun with Suede

Well, we hate to brag, but everyone keeps requesting pix of Suede. So here's the next batch. We only post sweet pix like these by popular demand.

Don't Throw the Baby out With the Laundry!
Remember in E.T. when he is hiding in the clothes. This is kinda like that, but a bit cuter.

Boot Scootin' Boogie

First Solid Food. Yum!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Craig's Done It AGAIN!

I'm not sure if you all knew, but last year Craig entered an International student recording competition at the Audio Engineering Society's conference in San Fransisco. He walked away with 1st place in the Pop/Rock category. As he graduated in April, he was able to submit his recordings one last time to the conference, this time held in New York City. This time he's surpassed his previous winnings and walked away with two awards. 1st in the Pop/Rock category and 2nd in the World/Folk category. This is an amazing award to me because he is up against the next generation of professional recording engineers and he has won 2 years in a row. As I responded to my Mom when she asked what competitions there are after the student competition, "Only the Grammy's!" I see myself on the red carpet one of these days probably not so far away. I know I'm bragging, but someone's got to. You'd never hear anything from him. There were many entries and most of them had access to the most advanced equipment. Then there's Craig with his not so top of the line equipment recording in places like our previous little house in Pleasant Grove Utah and a barn house in the middle of the Utah desert! That's talent for you! Here's to you Craig!!! His winning songs should be up on his website if not now than shortly.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Greatest Show on Earth

As most of you know, we recently moved from Utah. There are many things we miss, but one in particular is our "House MD" night with the Wittusens. I have tried and tried all of those "great" shows everyone talks about, i.e. grey's anatomy, heroes, etc, and they never quite took. BUT, other than Discovery Health, House MD is the only thing that interests me on that tube (can I still say that since they don't use tubes anymore). We would gather every week at the Wittusen's to partake of the incredible mind of Dr. House, with me using the educational value of the show as an excuse for time away from studies (you know they use real medical cases for the show). Every week without fail Brad would sit down on the couch complaining about "how dumb" the episode was....granted he could never wait until we came over to watch the Tivoed episode, and he would spend the time to watch it yet a second time. Now that we are away from them, I miss our bantering on this great show (although after the first episode of the season I did receive an e-mail from him about the "dumb aspects"). This last episode was AWESOME! I'm loving the fact that they have a black Mormon on the show. Not only is that going to bring the best comedy from Dr. House, it makes me excited to see how he'll be portrayed. This first experience with him already created some debating among Craig and I. I don't remember his name, but my question to all of you is would you have done what did on the show last week if placed in front of you? I won't ruin it for you by explaining it if you haven't watched it yet. Craig said he let us all down, where I feel quite the opposite. If placed in that position I would have done exactly the same. Craig claims he would not. So, I am now placing my first poll on our blog for your feedback. Feel free to also leave comments on this blog. If you have not seen the episode I implore you to watch this episode. I think you may be able to get it off itunes if you missed it. Or maybe somewhere online. It was seriously awesome (completely void of dumbness Brad). I guess I should find out his name for the poll...