Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Real World Observations

Well, as much as you all tried to talk me into staying in my house last week, I decided I would continue my weekly goal of trekking into the real world. Okay, I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t want to go. My husband “forgot his lunch” and I was compelled to leave the house. But, the point is, I did. Here is what I learned:

1. Funny people have funny friends. My husband is the funniest person I know. Granted, I don’t know Stephen Colbert or Ricky Gervais, but still, even if I did, my husband would be right up there (after Stephen and Ricky). It seems as though all his close friends are also very funny. He has a friend at work who dropped by his office today while I was there and they proceeded to spend the entire time making jokes. Among other things, the two of them think it is hilarious, to walk by the receptionists (or whoever really) and make farting noises, causing them to look around for the culprit. They just casually keep walking as though nothing happened (yes, they are very mature for a couple of stock brokers). Apparently another one of their hobbies, I found out today, is to pull up my blog and find out what is going on in my world. So, Sean, I threatened you after all your jokes that if you looked at my blog today, your name would be on here. And look at that there is your name. So no more handing out my blog address to your clients. ☺
2. Moutains are beautiful, especially if you only get to see them a few times a year (and that’s not because I don’t leave the house). I live in the central valley. Mountains surround us, but we never see them because the air is so bad. After it rains though, like it did all day yesterday, the view is clear and I just want to stare at the purple, snow-capped mountains and the endless cloud-filled sky all day long. Well, obviously not all day since I am now inside writing again.

Now, on to the second part of my new goal—the cleaning. Save me.


  1. Excellent observations. I would have to say that Jared ranks high on my list of the funniest people I know too.

    I made a couple of real world observations myself today as I ventured to your house and then Costco (my two usual excursions).

    1. Gas has gone down again! 1.57 Hooray! Since Neal commutes 150 miles a day, this is a huge change in out budget from the days of 4.50a gallon.

    2. People are very chatty around the holidays. Somehow I ended up in a conversations with two other people in line about which version of the Bible I like. Go figure!

  2. Ha, I like your observations.

    Know what else I like?

    Your story. :) I'm reading away!

  3. Candi, I love your observations and I love low gas prices.

    Renee, I like your story too. Even though I've been super busy trying to pack and do laundry for our trip I'm already half way done. I can't wait to get back to it.

  4. HAHAHA! Your hubby and friends crack me up! LOL! Someone should get them all whoopie cushions for Christmas--seriously. And I love that you roasted Sean on your blog too! Whoever he is!? So random and awesome! LOL! Cept, I would've been meaner and done a whole blog celebrating how he doesn't wet the bed or something... and how it's been like, 25 years and he's finally acheived that goal. Yeah, but then I was born, raised and mastered the art of practical joking in my family! True! I have the equivelant of a black belt to prove it. Except, mines shiny silver with lots of sparkles! LOL!

    And Honestly! Four-Six--there's NO difference! LOL! Three kiddos was the hardest for me... after I had four I was just numb! LOL!

  5. Jenni, I really should've roasted him. I just didn't think you guys would want to read it. But if I made it funny, that could've been great. sigh. Darn. Oh well, next time. :)

  6. I would have to agree with those observations. I remember when one central valleyian could see the mountains a lot more frequently than now-a-days. Sad....