Tuesday, March 31, 2009

some pictures

I finally got him a jumper and he LOVES it! I'm sad that I waited as long as I did.

King Andrew in his throne and we are all just his loyal subjects.....

Action shot of Andrew playing with his favorite toy...the keyboard

So I'm going to sound like a bad mother, but here it goes....Andrew was playing on our bed being happy and I had to run to the bathroom but he was so nice and happy that I didn't want to move him so I put our laundry basket full of clean clothes on the side of the bed right underneath where he was playing thinking that if he rolled it would break his fall but not really thinking he would because he was so into doing what he was doing that he hadn't moved for a couple of minutes and this is what I found when I came out not 20 seconds later.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Prank Calls

So I am going to change names in this story because the person who told this to me didn't tell the parents this was happening and to not get this kid in trouble...here it goes:

After church a couple of weeks ago Jane, a lady in our ward was talking to the Smiths (who are big talkers but are also the nicest people you've ever met) She can't remember what they were talking about, it wasn't important but it was a long conversion because like I said before they like to talk a lot. So, as Jane is listening she gets a little bored and decides to tune them out and figure out what their little 8 year old boy was doing with the phone in the foyer. As she was acting like she was paying attention with giving them little "hmm's" and "yes, I know all about that" she was listening intently on what the little boy was saying.

She saw him rummaging through the phone book that we have propped up on a self underneath the phone. He'd find a name then dial their phone number and after the person picked up he would say "idiot, your stupid" and hang up with the straightest face. Then she sees him get another name out of the phone book and do the same thing only this time he says "fart, I just farted" and hangs up. He did all that without even cranking a smile. This went on for the whole conversion, picking random names and prank calling these people, like he was on a mission or something. Jane said that the parents would chime in once in a while and tell him not to play with the phone but they had no idea what he was really doing.
She said it was so entertaining and she had to hold back lots of laughs. When she told this to me on Sunday I was crying I was laughing so hard.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Better Opinion

Hypothetical question: If you wanted to know if you should go see some movie that's out in theaters right now, who would you ask for their opinion: some stranger on the street, or a friend whose taste in movies you share?

This is the idea with "A Better Opinion."

My (Nick's) friend Jordan is in the process of rolling out a new business venture: it's called "aBetterOpinion.com" (ABO) and is a website that "is able to determine which movies, books, and video games you will and will not like." This is how it works:

After signing in you tell ABO what your taste in movies/books/video games is like by rating them with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down. ABO can then find other users with your same tastes and tell you how those people felt about a certain movie/book/video game that you're interested in.

This is way better than going to some ratings website and looking up how many stars that one movie got. How do you know if the people who rated have your same taste in movies? Normal ratings websites = stranger on the street. ABO = your friend with the same tastes as you have.

The website is currently in beta (meaning it has some tweaks that still need to be worked on) but it's still easy to use and understand. Now that you understand how the website works, you can see how important it is to have established a good base of users upon which to make matches with other users. That's why I'm coming to you: will you help out by creating an account and rating some movies or video games? (Books aren't up yet). Jordan writes:

"In exchange for your help, I will designate all of you as Founding Members on your profile. (and if you live in the LA area, Ill take you to dinner, buy you some drinks, give you a high five, etc.) I hope this will bring you great pride as we all contribute in making this thing happen."

I found the easiest method was going through the list of movies that a friend had already rated, and rating them for myself. Both me and Jamie are "friends" with Jordan, so when you look at his profile and see the list of his friends, click on us. I'm "That was rad" and Jamie is... wait for it... " jamie."

Here's the link for the website: aBetterOpinion.com . Have fun!

Monday, March 16, 2009

So I've come to the conclusion that I'll need a new wardrobe for Boston (like I can afford it, but that's another post) Here are some things on my wish list....Nick you better be paying attention!
New clothes for a new city
New clothes for a new city - by mrs.onken on Polyvore.com

"I'm so excited to laugh tonight"

Saturday night Nick and I went to see Joel McHale with my sister Lindsey and her husband Jude. At first I was worried that he wasn't going to be that funny because for the first 10 min he was just making fun of Ryan Seacrest (which was funny but gets old quick) but thankfully he moved on to making fun of his wife and kid. He even threw in some jokes on mormons. I haven't laughed that hard in quite a while, he was hilarious. If you have never heard of him, check him out on his show The Soup on E!
Here are some more pictures of the night:

And judging from the last two pictures I think my husband might be retarded, what do you think?