Tuesday, December 16, 2008


So I'm making chili for the masses tonight (ward activity)...and I don't have a recipe. Anybody have a relatively easy chili recipe that is easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled?? I need it S.T.A.T.
I have access to several crock pots and I have about 4-5 hours in which to do it. I'm probably gonna need to make enough for 50 people or so...
Thanks my domestic friends!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This night was number one!!

So as all my blog followers know...I won tickets to see coldplay...and it was the best concert I have ever been too...but that's not all!!! Let me tell you why it was the greatest...

First, I don't know if I mentioned this before, but we won 4 different tickets. Laura was caller 10 twice...I think it's because she is more righteous then me, because really that is statistically impossible. So that means that Laura, Chelsea (one of her best friends), Catherine (one of my best friends and eternal roommate, we're working on our sixth year together) and myself got to go.

This is the D.J. for the radio station that we won tickets from.

So it went down like this. We got to go to the sound check which was a few hours before the concert. It had been advertised that we would be able to go back stage, meet the band, take pictures and get things autographed...however, all we got to do was watch the sound check, and then the band came down and shook our hands and we all had a group picture...no autographs and no individual pictures. That's okay though because I stood by Chris Martin in the picture and leaned in...it was the best.

So then we had almost 2 hours to kill before the actual concert, so we went to the mall next door and got some deep-fried Chinese food which is always an excellent idea. We went back and bought some concert paraphernalia and went to our free seats, which were WAY up in nose bleed...that was okay because they were free. THEN...

we're sitting there in our upper-bowl nose-bleed seats, and this random guy come up to us and says in a very authoritative tone
"um, excuse me, I'm with the tour...can I please see your tickets?"
us: "um yeah, that's fine"
him: "yeah, could you come with me?"
us: "uh, okay"

so we walk to the portal entrance...
him: "so did you guys win these tickets or something?"
me: "yeah I listened at my work all day, probably gonna get fired"
him: "ah."
me: "I'm sorry, is there a problem with our tickets?"
him: "well, yeah....they're just really bad seats..."
us: " We agree!!"....at this point I think we knew that only good could come from this
him: "sooo, are you guys big fans?"
us: "yeeeeeess..."
him: "are you guys screamers?"
him: "we want to move you to the floor"


Seriously we were screaming for like 5 minutes and we kept hugging him and his buddy and we made them take a picture with us...

So basically we were moved to pretty much the front and the band sweat on us and it was awesome. During one song millions of paper butterflies came out of the ceiling and it was unreal. Plus they are just amazing live and really re-vamped a lot of their songs, had crazy lights, and were just amazing performers...

Slightly demonic looking...but we were trying to get a picture of me with the butterflies

I'm still on a concert high....God Bless America...also the UK...because that's where they're from.

Sorry all of the pictures are blurry!! I'll try to get better quality ones.

I fulfilled a child-hood dream....

Donnie, Danny, Jonathan, Joey and Jordan....yes....yes I DID see New Kids on the Block in Concert....and it. was. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Seriously I have fulfilled a child-hood dream. I didn't know they were coming to Salt Lake until the day before, but on November 15th I was able to go with thousands of other women, most middle-aged and inappropriate, to see the ultimate boy band.

A few highlights:

I would post some videos on here...but all you would hear would be the screaming from the PSYCHOTIC women sitting around us...seriously so intense.

There was a guy behind me...yes, a male at a news kids on the block concert. He was the type of guy you would expect to see at a maybe a Metallica concert or something like that...but that man was a hard core NKOTB fan. He knew ALL the words from ALL of their songs...old and new. One of the funnier things I have ever heard.

I went with Laura and our friend Dale who thought it would be hilarious. He was kind of freaked out by all the cougars everywhere who were scantily clad hoping for a chance with Joey McEntire...again...hilarious. By far my favorite was a woman who was EXTREMELY past her prime, though I'm sure a wonderful lady, who was wearing a shirt that said "It's too late Joey...I'm already married"

I'll get some pictures up here from the concert soon!