Archive for April, 2010

Anybody who has ever lived with me (or near me) knows that I have the uncanny ability to make anything with wires stop working for no clear reason. And normally this wouldn’t bother me. I happened to marry someone with the much-appreciated ability to fix things with wires. But I just don’t understand how it happens! If I could understand what I was doing wrong, I’d be able to avoid it in the future. But, no such luck. I hit the ‘on’ button and BLAMO!

Today I broke the food processor. I took it out of the pantry, plugged it in and nothing happened. I took apart all the pieces, put it back together, plugged it in…still nothing happened. I eventually gave up and sliced the apples for the pie by hand. I just can’t understand how I broke it. And, what’s worse, the past few times I have broken things, it has happened in sets of 3.  Most recently, I got the xbox, my laptop, and garage door to stop working all in one day. So, now I am sitting in my living room, carefully  considering how likely I am to break the tv remote and how expensive it would be to replace if I do permanent damage (my laptop has survived this before, so I have faith that it can handle my bad luck today). For the next 24 hours I am going to try to avoid touching anything too expensive (no coffee for me!) and hopefully I won’t break anything else. Thank goodness I have such a forgiving husband 🙂

Anson pointed out to me recently that I haven’t posted in a while. So, I thought I would write a quick post on what we have been up to 🙂

We’ve been working on getting achievements for xbox games. Anson has been playing a lot of Mass Effect while I have been working on Fable and CSI: Hard Evidence. CSI was pretty easy and only took a day. Fable is KILLING me. The game has many faults—the most annoying is that it makes your character fat. We looked this up and it takes about 20 minutes of having your character eat celery and then sleep to fix it. For some reason, it’s just not as much fun to play a fat character…and bald. The game also made me bald. ARGH! Anyway, I’m working on one more big achievement and then I’m giving up on it.

Aside from games, I’ve been reading book 8 in the Wheel of Time series. I’m halfway through and I can’t wait to get to the books Brandon Sanderson wrote/is writing (books 12-14). Anson just read a book by a new author he really likes. Unfortunately, that author hasn’t written anything else (yet!). 

The Easter Bunny was kind enough to give us some new books for Easter. Anson got The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell. You see, the Easter Bunny saw an interview with Sarah Vowell on the Daily Show. She talked about this book and the EB thought it would be perfect for Anson. I got Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. It’s the same author who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so I’m pretty excited to read it (both of those books are in my ‘to-read’ pile– I really hope the author is good). The EB also gave us a few seasons of 24, so we’ve been watching that in the evenings. Currently, we’re on season 5. Thus far, my favorite part of season 5 is when the CTU staff makes a statement about how the probable success rate of their plan goes down to less than 20% if Jack Bauer isn’t helping them. Hah!

I’ve been doing a bit of church stuff. I still play in the bell choir and our concert is coming up next month. Yay! I also teach a Sunday School class and am being trained to be an Assisting Minister. I guess I have technically already been trained, but they didn’t want to start the newbie out on the Easter services. I’m sure that I will eventually sign up to work some services 🙂

And, of course, I’ve been working on planning Angie’s baby shower, Mary’s bachelorette party, and Mary’s bridal shower (though Angie has been taking charge on the last one). I can’t give too many details here, since much of it is secret. I will say, however, that I have not yet been able to get photoshop to do what I want it to—but I will 🙂 MWA HA HA HA! <that comment was directed at YOU, Mary>