Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My dreams predict the future, heres the short story made long

I met with my group this morning at 7:00. We ran though our presentation a few times, yada, yada, yada. Oh but this is where the story gets good...
Here we are, its 7:50 in the morning and we are all standing around the conference table packing up our stuff and getting ready to make our way out the door. It was at this moment that one of my group members (who's wife is three months pregnant) said something about how he had had a dream last night that his baby was going to be a boy. While we were on the subject of dreams I thought I would pipe in and just mention the fact that I had had a dream that the answer for the two question T/F quiz that we have at the beginning of class everyday would be 1. True 2. True for today's quiz. An hour and a half later we go to class, take our quiz and sure enough the answers were True, True. Crazyyyy.... and now yall brilliant type are thinking- well... your chances were one in four to begin with.

Monday, October 27, 2008


I'd like to preface this list by saying, "wow that was hard". And I'm not gonna lie and say I didn't go on a mad search though journals, resumes, and planners desperately seeking answers to the following questions...

10 years ago I . . .
1. was 12 years old (yikes that sounds so young)
2. was in my second quarter (isn't that what they called them?) of my first year at Deerlake Middle School
3. had a mad crush on a secret someone, okay so maybe it wasn't exactly a secret
4. was dreaming of living in Orlando with hopes of working at Disney World as the water skiing Pinocchio
5. was busy using sparkly gel pens to write notes to Aubry in our secret code

5 things on my "to do list" today . . .
1. mail in the absentee ballots (yes that means you can stop calling, my vote is already in)
2. meet with my group at 3 to prepare for our presentation
3. fix the trash can, ah yes how I love to ghetto rig things around the house
4. make dinner: (not so) yummy orange chicken, Trent of course thought it was amazing
5. add another econ class to my schedule for next semester

5 snacks I like . . .
1. 0% plus vanilla yogurt
2. ice cream
3. ice
4. gala apples
5. carrots

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire . . .
1. save, save, save. sounds boring, I know
2. invest in property
3. have my brother build us a home to live in
4. decorate my little home
5. work, because we all know how much I like to work

5 places I have lived . . .
1. Northshire, Tallahassee, FL
2. Helamen Halls, Provo, UT
3. Branbury Park, Provo, UT
4. Remington Place, Orem, UT
5. Our current basement apartment, Provo, UT (so there are lots of Utahs on this list, and hence I feel compelled to mention that most of my life was spent in Florida)

5 jobs that I have had . . .
1. hostess and cashier at Chuck E Cheese
2. accounting clerk at the State of Florida Disbursement Unit
3. deli hostess and cashier at Mana Restaurant
4. accounting intern at Xango
5. t-shirt creator at Amillion Tees

Wait, I'm pretty sure this is the one I was supposed to do. whoops.

8 favorite TV shows I love to watch . . . love is probably a bit too strong of a word
1. College game day
2. football games. Yes I am married to Trent

8 things I did yesterday . . . don't judge
1. woke up at 7 in the morning and scrubbed the tub for an hour. sometimes I'm just in the mood for some old fashioned tub scrubbing, but I will save this story for another post
2. taught our 12 year old Sunday school class about the importance of home and families
3. took my traditional Sunday nap
4. beat Trent in Wii baseball AND tennis
5. started to loose to Trent in Wii golf so I pouted like a 5 year old and had him finish the game with out me.
6. cooked up some sheppards pie
7. stayed up till 12:30 registering for Winter semester classes. You would think it is unnecessary when you have "graduate priority" scheduling status but I learned my lesson the hard way last semester when I waited until 8 o'clock the next morning and BAM, just like, that 0 seats available
8. stood up in my bed and hit my head on the ceiling light, but I guess at this point it was no longer "yesterday"

8 favorite places to eat . . .
1. Home, not because I am a good cook, just because it is cheaper
2. Moe's
3. Firehouse
4. Leaning Tower
5. Papa Johns
6. Sweet Tomatoes
7. Gurus
8. Red Robin

8 things I am looking forward to . . .
1. figuring out what city we will be living in next year. Hopefully it doesn't start with a P and end with an O
2. figuring out where I am going to work
3. graduating, although I must admit I am already getting a little sentimental about being done with school
4. going to bed tonight. oh how I love to sleep
5. getting this thing posted
6. having children in the distant future
7. meeting my new nephew Stevie
8. flip flop weather

8 things on my wish list . . .
1. for Trent to get into dental school
2. to be neighbors with Jill. And Amanda on the other side.
3. a new game for the Wii balance board
4. a warm winter
5. straight As this semester
6. a new flavor of ice cream that makes you loose weight
7. more than 24 hours in a day 
8. for life to stay as simple as it is now

8 people I tag . . .
1. Amanda
2. Brittany 
3. Cousins- every single one of you
4. Dana
5. Jill
6. Kim
7. Laurel and Kelly
8. Ali- did you already do this one?

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Savage Household

Trent left town which leaves me home alone. He is interviewing and I'm working.

My regular work schedule is already heavily weighted towards the end of the week, as I only work Thursday nights and Fridays. But since Trent will be gone until Saturday I'm picking up some extra shifts so that I can work even more while he is out of town. I've always loved to work, one of my little quirks I guess. But my job in the accounting lab is on a whole (n)other level. It is one of my favorite things to do, second only to being somewhere or doing something with Trent. Since the later is not an option this weekend, I'm working. In the lab. Helping people understand their debits and credits. Or doing my own homework. Or blogging.

And Trent is out of the state, interviewing it up at dental schools. He only has two left, and after today he will have eight behind him. We will be glad when we get word on his acceptance, contingent, of course, on one of them being positive. And the earliest we can find out is on December 1st (a concept I explain to others often when they ask if he has been accepted). And until then, I won't know where I am going to work. That's just the way it is for the Savage household.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mac Attack

My Mac has made me angry.
Angry that I can't check my email.
Angry that I am not mac-savvy enough to figure it out.
And angry that I have wasted 3 weeks trying to do so.

During peaks of frustration I have even made threats to take my old laptop back and give this piece of white trash to Trent. It only takes him point three seconds to take me up on my offers/threats. But when it really came down to it, I just didn't have the heart to do that to him. I made the horrible assumption that if I couldn't figure it out, then neither could he.

I also knew Trent needed the same capabilities in the computer he uses as do I, namely yahoo mail,, and blackboard. We were basically limited to google searches; better than nothing, yet still not the functions we are looking for in a computer.

So what sort of creative things have I done in attempts to fix this "lucky prize" of mine? For sake of making this already-too-long-of-a-post post any longer I will cut to the chase and tell you the one hundred, fifty-seventh operation (which just so happened to be the correct option) made on the 13 inch Macintosh.

apple. restart. Thats right, the entire time I owned the thing I never once shut it down. And that's precisely what did the trick.