Tuesday, September 20, 2011

That’s an expensive battery

Why is it that smoke detector’s batteries only seem to go dead at 2:00am?  It always seems that you are sound asleep, having a dream about something or other, but for some reason there is some annoying chirp that keeps going off.  No matter what you or anyone in your dream does, it doesn’t stop!  That incessant chirp happens about every 30 seconds!  Seriously, for the love of all that is holy, would someone stop the stupid chirping!! 

Then you finally wake up to realize that the chirping is happening in real life and Hubby is up and trying to find which blasted smoke detector it is coming from. (because no one has thought to put an indicator light of some kind that lights up when the battery is low, so you don’t have to wait for it to chirp yet again and run to where you think the chirping is coming from (heaven forbid you have two that are close to each other))   

Maybe that is why they tell you to change your smoke detector batteries when you change the clocks at Daylight Savings.  But what if the battery has another six months of juice left?  Then you’ve just thrown away a perfectly good battery.  I guess for those, like me, that are cheap and don’t want to throw away batteries that still have life left in them, we’ll just deal with dreams that chirp at us every so often.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A day at the fair!

We got wind a couple months ago, that Weird Al Yankovic was coming the Utah State Fair.  My children (especially my little G-man) are huge fans of his, so we bought tickets.  The cool thing about the tickets to his concert was that you got admission to the fair as well.  I’ve never been to a state fair before, so we went a few hours early to check it out.

There was am interactive kids exhibit that Squanner enjoyed, G-man thought was okay, and TRMinator wondered why we made him go through.



(This picture is purely for my mother’s benefit.  She knows why!)


After being mini farmers, we had to go over to the giant slide.


After spending 40 bucks on dinner, (I kid you not, I got Squanner and G-man each a cheeseburger and drink, and it cost $20!) we decided that Hubby needs to be the one that gets an unspecified amount of cash and gets everyone dinner.  I need to completely stay out of it, and not know how much everything costs because if I do, I get cranky.

Before we left we realized that it was ice cream day!  Each year, I believe it’s the Utah Dairy Association, picks one day and puts on an ice cream tent.  You pay $3 for adults and $2 for kids, and you get as much ice cream as you want!


Now that I’ll do!  I’m willing to drop $13 on ice cream for my family.  Maybe that should have been our dinner!

After wandering around a bit longer and seeing some of the exhibits…


Seriously, someone really needs to tell the poor folks who made all this stuff that plastic canvas went out 20 years ago…

It was time for Weird Al!!!


The kids thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the parents!  Weird Al puts on a good show.  He did a lot of costume changes and came out in character to sing the songs.


This was his parody of Nirvana.


Amish Paradise

His encore was his songs about Star Wars.  My kids went nuts.


Fun stuff!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Random thoughts

August 11 011


Why do I take pictures of the kids on their first day of school, but I don’t take any pictures of me on my first day of school?

Because my kids are way cuter, that’s why!!


Also, Hubby just did this last Saturday.


That would be the very top of a very tall mountain.

Yep, I think he’s nuts too.