Friday, December 30, 2011

Errrrr...Happy Birthday?

I’m really bad at keeping secrets from Michele. Maybe it’s my goofy smile or the incessant fidgeting, but she seems to know everything.

Case and point: The other night, I decided to go get Michele some of her favorite ice-cream – extra dark chocolate peppermint with fudge, brownies and oreos. Most chocolate ice-cream is kinda brownish; but this stuff is black, like middle of the Congo black, (not to sound racist or anything.) The only downside is that Coldstone only carries it in December. With a few days left, I thought I would win a few brownie points.

“Michele, I think I’m gonna go ride my bike for a little while.”
“Why? It’s 10 pm. You should stay here.”
“I need a little more exercise.”
“You’re going to Walmart to get some chips aren’t you?”
“No, I’m not!!!”
“You should get me some dark chocolate peppermint ice-cream from Coldstone.”
(Momentary smirk.)
“You are!!!” (Michele jumps into my arms.) “You’re so sweet.”
“Arrrggh!!! I can NEVER surprise you!”

Isn't that ice cream dark or what?

On Tuesday, I was thinking about what to get Michele for her birthday which is coming up pretty soon. I’d toyed around with several ideas, but then I got this brainwave! It was perfect!
The next morning, I told Michele I was going to work (I did! just a few hours later) and biked up to Joann’s. Next thing I know, Michele calls me up to tell me that she’s bored and that she’s going up  to her parents house for the day to use the very apparatus I was currently browsing for!

I guess it was a sign, and it also meant Michele was out of the house so I had some hope of sneaking it in. I left the store carrying a 25 pound box balanced on my bicycle and maneuvered towards the bus stop. I was intercepted by some lady horrified that I was going to break the thing, and her husband drove me home in the end. After stealing a bunch of free newspapers for wrapping paper, I tried to find where I could hide something roughly the size of a mini refrigerator in a 500 sq. ft. apartment. Impossible!

Michele got home with three new pillows (I couldn’t believe she’d made them in four hours) and then went on facebook to find that one of her friends had just received the same item and how she’d really like one. The next thing I knew I was just dying, aching to tell her (how awesome of a husband I was.) 

Our new pillows

I made it about two days and finally decided that on her birthday she would be so immersed in schoolwork that I should just gift it to her now. And so I did! She was surprised, partly because her birthday isn’t for another month, (heck, I even got the wrong year)… so now I have a new record of keeping a surprise for 53 hours!!! Woot!

Michele's new sewing machine 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Evil or Good, that is the question

I’m sure when some people see the word "Princess," they think, “Oh no, there are too many princess out there already! Now we have another one…yippy…”
But no they are wrong. Those girls are imposters, aka. Evil step sisters, and I would like to point out, they should never became princesses in the movies, ever. (Boys you know when you complain to me about girls. What is my response? Girls are evil. That is why! You are talking about an evil step sister most of the time.)Princes do not like girls like that, or at least they shouldn’t if they have a brain. ::cough:: ::cough:: Princes are happiest with girls like Cinderella or Belle, who work hard and are beautiful inside and out. Those are the type of girls that become princesses.

So lets look at the differences between Evil-Step sisters and Princesses…

Characteristics of Evil-Step sisters
1. Lazy
2. Enslaves siblings
3. Care too much about their looks
4. Cruel towards animals
5. Very, very selfish
6. Yell and scream
7. Bad manners
8. Care about material things more than people
(like wanting the crown, not the prince)
9. Do whatever it takes to get what they want
10. Lie
11. Can’t cook
12. Super insecure
(after all they need a crown to be happy)

Characteristics of Princesses
1. Happy
2. Ability to look pretty in ugly clothes
3. Smart
(They come up with songs for everything!)
4. Have faith in people
5. Considerate
6. Sweet temperament
7. Confident
8. Know they could be a princess
9. Stand up for what they believe
10. Grateful
11. Hope for the future
12. Sense of humor
(You have to have one if you are going to throw a snow ball at the Beast!)

And believe me…I could think of a lot more, but that’s just the start of the list of the awesomeness of princesses.

Don’t you want to be a princess too? (Guys don’t you wish more girls were princesses?)

Guess what? All girls have the possibility to be a princess. Each girl has the divine destiny of being a beautiful princess. They just need to choose to be. How cool is that?

Well that’s all for today.

Choose the Right (column),

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Ollo people!

We are proud to present our new blog! Consider this an invitation to stalk us (hi Mema!) We owe some thanks to Leslie who first captivated us with her blog-making skills and inspired us to ... copy her. (I think she has the advantage though -- we don't have any cute kids yet.) Leslie actually suggested this before we got married, but half a year later, we are finally getting around to it. Go us! (And Leslie!)

To start off, we have a disclaimer. We stink at taking photos. Really! Since we got married in August, we have taken a grand total of six, half of which were taken during the first week. We don't even have our wedding photos back yet, but we promise they are on the way.

Instead we will write about on what does consume our lives -- school, food, books, work, and every once in a while some crafts. (Hopefully, we will take some pictures of those activities. Crossing fingers.) So yeah that's it.