Sunday, October 28, 2007


Yum Yum hasn't been seen for a few days.
My parents think that she simply gave up on us and went off to adopt another family.
I think that when my parents go out to the garden, they will find Yum Yum's cold, lifeless body under the squash bushes.

I know that squash doesn't grow on bushes...But if you had as many as we had, it sure looks like a bush.

L.A. Temple

The L.A. Temple has been "our" temple for as long as I can remember. For some reason, I don't have any pictures of me next to the sign.
So I made sure to remedy that.

Also, we entered the temple during the day, and came out at night. I have never seen the L.A. temple at night...well.. you know, in person...

It was simply gorgeous. It blew my mind.
My mind hasn't been blown in a really long time.
It was a great experience.
Thanks, Heavenly Father.

This is perhaps the scariest pumpkin I've ever carved.

Everyone told me it was so original.

I carved a shark last year, too.

Radioactivity Day

Mom has been a bit radioactive lately. It was at it's worse in the middle of the week. For safety's sake, Dad needed alternate sleeping arrangements. He tried to kick me out of my bed, but i convinced him that he has been wanting to spend a night under the stars, and he agreed.
I came home later that night and found this:

Apparently, "under the stars" meant "in the living room with the blinds up."
Who knew?

Also included in the month of October was a trip to Oakland. Tara is touring grad schools, and we went up to check out Samuel Merritt. The school was pretty cool. It was also pretty ghetto. Some buildings didn't even have elevators. I don't know how they get away with that. But everyone was walking around with cool identification cards, and they could get into buildings that we had to be buzzed in to. I have no desire to go to Samuel Merritt, but after i saw those identification cards, and how cool they looked, I'm thinking about applying.

Big Bean Vats

Pioneer Day felt like a long time ago. I'm not talking Mormon Pioneer Day, I'm talking Paso Robles Pioneer Day, which was at the beginning of this month. Because of lame circumstances beyond my control, it is kind of a hassle to get my pictures from my camera to my blog.
So, we end up with about 30 posts all at one time, and this post is all about the free beans in the park. Apparently, this is an event rich in tradition that i don't really know very well, but it had something to do with men staying up all night stirring the beans in the city park. And then people came the next day to eat them. Don't ask me. I didn't even know this had been going on all my life.
Although it's origins are shady, i felt like this year was a great year to participate in the free beans.

This is the bean line. We are standing about half way in the line. People show up with large pots to fill up with beans. It's weird.

Oh man! Do you see how close we are to the beans?

The modern day bean men and women, stirring the beans in the big bean vats.
I wonder who cleans those.

I Didn't Know

When i was little, my parents got fancy purified water. I don't really know why, but it seems that we needed fancier water. Or maybe fancy water again? Or a different kind of the same fancy? I don't really know. (My parents don't really tell me anything, nor do they make sense when i ask them questions.) I also didn't know that the fancy water installer man had to go under the house. And i really didn't know that i had a trap door/floor hole in my closet.
I wish i never found out.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Yum Yum

It appears we may have been adopted again.

First, Sally adopted us ... some time ago.
And now Yum Yum has come around. She's been crying at the door for two days now.
The poor thing is so hungry. But it's not up to me to give in, my parents have to give in. I mean, they will be financially responsible for this cat.

The poor thing.....
And i don't even like cats.
But i can't just KILL one.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Terrible News

So tonight was the first ever annual North County FHE Talent Slash Variety Show.

My camera ran out of battery.

I got nothing.

But i did read a super great poem as my "secret talent." Mainly, i was keeping it a secret from Tara all week.. The poem was by Roald Dahl, from his book "Revolting Rhymes." It really is simply a response to literature. Check it out.
No, really, go to the library and check it out. They are especially fun to read out loud.

But, overall, the Talent Slash Variety Show was a huge hit, and if you would like more details, plus a few pictures, and a great surprise Talent Slash Variety Show ending, go to Tara's blog.