My brother Stephen thought I gave up too early in the MY people vs. YOUR people contest with my MIL. He thought I should have bragged about seeing Obama at Turtle Bay.
Don't think it didn't cross my mind. But then I remembered that my MIL was with me when I saw him, and believe you me she was way more excited about seeing the Turtle Bay Buffet.
Eating at Turtle Bay with my MIL is always a What About Bob experience.
I also thought about bragging to her that I've seen Oprah at Sunday School, but then she was there for that too. Not to be rude, but you would not believe the way my MIL marched up to Oprah and hogged the conversation. Bless her heart, I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
So while I was blogging across Southern Utah I wanted to bring you a you-saw-it-here-first moment. My MIL has never before pumped gas. She's never taken a photograph either. I wasn't successful at getting her to pump gas, but I did force her at gunpoint to take her first photo.
You saw it here first.
I also wanted to bring you an old-habits-die-hard moment and there is one habit that's hard to break when we drive to St. George. You probably know what it is, huh?
That's right, we stop in Beaver to buy cheese curd.
And ice cream.
You too can enjoy delicious jalepeno or salsa cheese curd, or jalepeno or salsa ice cream by looking for this sign:
Okay, so every time I drive to St. George there is this certain mysterious sign that intrigues me more and more:
Can somebody please tell me what great things are happening in Parowan?
Inquiring minds want to know! Really super bad!
Inquiring minds also want to know what everyone thinks about the latest Hunger Games book. Huh? Huh? Huh?
I haven't read it yet because I've been so busy dropping $700 on school fees, supplies and lunch $$$.
Half of that went solely towards my daughter's fees. No lie. But then the school gave me a free t-shirt.
After I picked up the t-shirt the snotty nosed kid said, "hey lady, you forgot to say thank you."
"For what?" I said.
"For the free t-shirt."
"What free t-shirt? This is the most expensive t-shirt I've ever purchased."
Was that rude? Cause he shoulda been thanking me, right?
Thank goodness for my twins cute little neighbor friends for getting my boys all pumped up about shopping for school clothes at D.I. Seriously, they made D.I. sound like Disneyland until my boys were practically begging me to take them there. Thank you cute neighbor boys for saving me a whole lotta back-to-school cash.
Another great savings was Mockingjay (third Hunger Games book). Did anyone else only have to pay $12.59 or was that just my daughter?
That Suzanne Collins is very fiscally responsible. She could have exploited our passionate desire to get our hands on that book at any cost.
Wanna see my daughter this morning before she won her 3rd tennis match as a varsity player?
It's 11:30 p.m. and school starts tomorrow, but I bet if I burst into her room right now with my camera I'd catch her still reading.
Want me to check?
Gosh Darnit, that gosh darn girl is so gosh darn responsible. She's sound asleep.
I better learn from her gosh darn example.
P.S. I just realized I never told your inquiring minds the two perfect songs that Jack Johnson opened and closed his concert with. I thought Martha would guess it fer shore but she didn't.
He opened with his new hit single, "You and Your Heart" and closed with my favorite, "Better Together."