Thursday, July 15, 2010


So, I think I'm feeling motivated... well I thought I was feeling motivated to do something before I sat down in my cold-haven (aka the bedroom, the only room in the house with air conditioning). I haven't been feeling super great for the past little bit so a lot of the things that I would normally do haven't really gotten done. Mainly: the dishes. I decided I would force myself to do the dishes last night and I did. Part of the reason I felt inclined to force myself into this task was the fact that we were out of bowls and every utensil except knives and small forks. I felt like an archeologist digging through the sedimentary layers finding the more ancient fossils and artifacts the deeper I went. I have gone back to being mad at my dishwasher because it has been leaving this white powdery layer of something all over everything, so I washed all the dishes I found in my archeological dig by hand. After I finished the dishes I even scrubbed down the sink a bit. It was crazy. Tonight as our pasta was cooking I emptied the dishwasher (currently being used as an extremely large drying rack). And... it doesn't stop there. After visiting one of the sisters I visit teach and having my presidency meeting I washed all the dishes from today and put them in the dishwasher to dry. Wow. I'm pretty proud of myself for my accomplishments and I was contemplating expanding my circle of cleaning beyond the dishes, but I'm currently enjoying not being in the inferno that is the rest of the house. Maybe I'll try to clean up our bedroom a little; this way I can enjoy the cold and feel productive. Brilliant.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Have you heard of it? Have you played it? Join in on the sensation that is sweeping the globe and play Dominion today!

So Andrea's cousin Teri and her husband (Mike) Draper have this game and have invited us over a couple of times to play it. I thought it was fun and all but I didn't quite catch the dream... until this week. I was chillin' at a 5th of July party at Andrea's G-parents and we were all sitting around so I said to Draper, "Hey Dummy, you up for a game of Dominion?" and he said, "yeah" so we played, and then we played again, and again and again.

The next day Andrea had a girls night with her friend April so me, Draper, and Jon Davis had a dude gathering and we taught Jon D how to play. When I got home that night I thought, 'I gotta get me some of this action!' so I put dominion on my Amazon wishlist and then started googling frantically for an online version. Fortunately I'm an awesome googler (or G-man) and I came across this gem of peculiar beauty: Brett Spiel Welt don't let the german scare you because there's a lot of english and the game itself is in english.

So basically I've been playing a lot these last few days. I've made some friends (okay, only one tbm22... he's german) and have taught my sister Jennifer and my brother-in-law Mikey how to play and discovered that my crony Kyle Wayne knows how to play and so does my homedawg Alex (he served in Germany)

Let me know if you want to play and we totally will!