Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Misfortune Makes A Good Read

As I'm sure you've heard about if you watch the news, this happened last night: 

After taking Colby to the airport, Hillary wanted to go to Hobby Lobby.  As we're driving, the roads are getting pretty bad.  If we still had the Audi, it would have been no big deal, but the Passat is horrible in the snow.  The tires aren't the best, 2 wheel drive, etc.  On the way back home, we were driving down a street with not many cars - luckily.  Driving about 15 or 20 mph down a hill the car started to drift to the left, I let out an expletive as we hopped over the curb in the grass sliding for the light pole.  However, being such an amazing driver, with some interesting e-brake/down-shifting/wheel turning maneuvers I dodged the pole and got us back on the street and stopped the car in time for the 4 way stop a about 30 yards ahead. 

 Henry's first steps in the snow.  He did not like it and sprinted back inside. 

Antagonizes Henry is fun.

We made it home and started watching Scrubs when the power went out at 10:30.  We figured that it would be out all night since it was suppose to snow all night and decided to move all the fridge food to the freezer and the freezer food outside and went to bed forgetting that the light switches were in the 'on' position. At 2 AM all the lights in the apartment turned on and woke us up.  It was kind of funny, but it's a good thing because we had some things in the freezer that couldn't freeze.  So I got up and moved everything back.  The End.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Black Friday

Hillary and I had a best buy gift card that we had to use by December, so we figured the best time to use it would be on Black Friday.  After looking around for things, there was nothing that we needed so we got a Blu Ray player and the Hunger Games blu ray.  

We then went to check out some baby clothes at Old Navy.   I was being a guy and just standing around with the cart reading the Hungry Games blu ray and it said "also includes free digital copy for phone or computer."  This was cool so I said it out loud to my mom and Hillary, "hey, this includes a digital copy so I'm going to put it on my phone."  I looked up and they were no where around, but there was this other lady that was standing there.  

She replied, "Oh, did you just get that?"
"Here or at Best Buy?"
"Best Buy."
"I would have thought they would have been sold out of those." And then she walked away awkwardly.

Half way through the conversation I was like, "why was this lady talking to me?" Then I realized I was the one who initiated this conversation.  A while later we decided to eat at Panera for lunch.  There were no parking spots so I had to park on the side of the lot.  I was standing by the door watching my car and making sure it wasn't in the way when a lady walked up so I opened the door.  The lady said, "Oh look at you, such a good door holder!"  It was the same lady.  A little while later I realized and I'm pretty sure she thought I was mentally handicap. On the way to Madison, there was this:

I guess you don't need a truck to go hunting...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Vacation

My mom got a cabin in Wisconsin Dells for three days and so we went up there and hung out with family, ate some delicious food, and relaxed. And watched a lot of football.  It was great because there was an indoor pool with a hot tub, a fire pit in the backyard, and a gas fireplace inside.  We got to spend some quality time with my sis and Tim and we really enjoyed getting some parenting practice with these little ones:


She was happy right until we took the picture; I think my beard was hurting her. 

When we got home we bought this tree off Craigslist. It's very nice and we'll use it for a few years.  We have almost collected enough ornaments to fill it up. 

Practicing "dress-up" on Henry.  He loved it and started purring.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Post Election Thoughts

The funniest thing I think is that after billions and billions of dollars spent, everything remained the same.  One of my friends asked me, "do you really think that America will go to the dumps now?"  referring to my facebook status and more dramatic people commenting as well.  The answer depends.  For lower middle income, yes, your life will suck.  I think from the last four years there are a few things we know with certainly will happen.  Things will be rough for the middle class.  Because Obama plans to continue shutting down major coal plants, energy prices will go up.  Because he blocks drilling, gas prices will go up.  It seems as if he doesn't care too much about the economy with all the things he plans to do.  If taxes go up, then hiring will slow and we probably will enter another recession.  I say recession because hiring is about as slow as it can get.  Last month we gained a net total of 1000 jobs. seems that this hurts Lauren a lot for reasons she listed on her blog.  For us it doesn't hurt too much, in fact Obama's re-election may help us because housing prices will not increase (they may even decrease some more) so when we are ready to buy prices will still be really low.  Everyone will be forced to buy insurance so that will make me more busy as a podiatrist.  However, the election wasn't about me, it was about everyone and I feel bad for those people that can't afford insurance, but now are forced to buy it.  I feel bad for those seniors who will loose their doctors because the decreased medicare payments.  I will not be accepting medicaid or medicare now so hopefully physicians are not forced to accept it because then we'd have a massive physician shortage with everyone quitting because they would be losing money if they kept practicing.  I feel bad for those people that will continue to struggle to find work.  Oh well, I suppose that is the direction people thought was best. 

Last Monday we got some parenting practice because my friend and his wife went out for their birthdays.

 Happy baby.

 Scared baby. 

Also, because we still love our kitties.  Here's Lucy sticking her tongue out and Henry being sleepy. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Prediction

I have 3 test in the next 7 days so I will be preoccupied.  But I am going to make my prediction for the election:  What do you think?

I have a hard time believing Nevada with go Democrat with the high volume of LDS people and the 12.1% unemployment.  Ohio voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 so I think they will go red again.  In 2008, Obama tricked a lot of voters, but I think for the most part we are smarter than that now.  Here's to hoping!  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's a baby.

Even though we've know about a baby girl due in February for some time now, I don't think there has been a post about it.  We are both super excited and already have some names picked out as well as some diapers and a crib. We were slightly hesitant to stay with the name that we originally fell in love with after finding out how common it is; however, we semi-decided that we didn't care how common a name is as long as we like it.  Thus, we probably have name picked out, but we'll give it a few weeks.  Here are some pictures of baby girl.  

Cute little foot.

Cute little face.

Cute little hand.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

By popular demand: more controversial topics.

I am conservative because I care about people.  I care about the middle class that have been forced into poverty by B. Hussein Obama.  The hard working fathers or mothers that have been trying to find a job, but can't because of the over regulation, energy policies, fear of new tax burdens from the current president.  I care about people that are too disabled or to young to care for themselves.  Like babies.  More specifically babies that haven't been born yet.

A classmate of mine posted this on facebook and I think it is hilarious:

"This isn't a rant, I'm truly asking those in favor of abortion (or against, anyone, really) where this line is. If a father wants a child but the mother doesn't, she gets the say? If the father doesn't, but the mother does, now all of a sudden he owes child support? I don't see it. Am I misunderstanding all of how these laws work?"

Kind of funny, right?  Most people know that abortion is wrong.  There is no way around that.  That's why even people that say they are pro abortion always say afterwards, "but I would never have one!"  Really?  So it's okay for someone else to have one, but you would never have one...because you're better than that?  You often see crazy Christian protesters with signs "Abortion is murder."  But when you think about it, they are right.  You are stopping a beating heart.  You are killing a helpless, defenseless being.  That's why Cristina Yang felt like crap after she had her abortion on Grey's Anatomy.  Why do all the commercials say "women want to have control over their own body."   I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but medically if someone has their own heart, it's not your body.  It's your child's body.  If you want to "have control over your body" by having unprotected sex out of wedlock, then you can bear the consequences.  That's why Mitt's stance on abortion is the correct one: abortion is wrong except in cases of rape, incest, or risk of mother.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tighter gun control to save lives? Bahaha

I did a little 5 minute Google research on gun control.  Here is what I found:

The majority of gun related deaths - 11,000 or 31,000 - I'm finding different numbers on different websites, are suicides.  Over half.  That leaves about 15,000 murders tops.  

Now let's take a look at second hand smoking deaths/year in the US:  Between 50,000 - 60,000.  These are people that do not smoke, but die from other people smoking around them.  3-5 times more than those killed by guns!!  If we as a country want to discuss how to reduce killing people, we should start here, not gun control.  Also, drunk driving deaths around 12,000.  And now Washington, Colorado, and Oregon voting to legalize marijuana?  This will only add to the "under the influence" driving deaths and inhaling smoke related deaths.  We are moving backwards.

Not to mention the amount of people that commit suicide by tobacco will reach 1 billion by the end of the century.

Friday, October 12, 2012

If Barack Obama is the answer, then it was a stupid question...

Hilarious I know.  Now on to the debate.  I thought it was pretty unremarkable.  Biden did better than expected, but the reason being no one expected much from him because he usually says the most ridiculous things.  He definitely was more vocal and fluent than Ryan.  I think I was a little disappointed in Ryan because he usually "brings it" in interviews.  Ryan definitely held his own, but I wish he would have defended himself more.  For example, when Joe lied about voting "no" for the war and attacked about how it was put on credit.  I wish Ryan would have said something like "Of course I voted to go to war, bin Laden was out there still planning attacks, America was attacked, and we needed to show the terrorist that attacking America (and everyone for that matter, young women that want to get an education, etc) is not okay!"  You notice that lied is italicized and that is because directly after the debate msnbc fact checked Biden's statement and said he voted "yes" for the war in Iraq.  A lot of other things he said weren't true like denying that the embassy asked for extra security.  Not only did the administration know they asked for more security, they denied their request.  Also, I don't think Barack and Joe understand economics or math (well this goes without saying when looking at the last four years).

When Biden kept saying it is their own responsibility to take care of themselves, I'm bothered that I partly agree with him.  But then I remember the attacks on normal citizens that are happening daily/weekly - the cnn article about the young woman that was shot in the head - and realized that helping everyone around the world is our duty.  To whom much is given, much is required.

I will totally buy my daughter this shirt:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Solyndra, Beacon Power, Abound Solar

Another company that the Obama administration invested in has gone bankrupt.  Surprise surprise.  If the renewable energy market was profitable, the private sector would invest in it.  But instead, tax payers are forced to pay for an industry that is a huge inefficient waste of money.  Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of clean energy, but there is an intelligent way to do it.  Steady progress without killing all other industries and the jobs that go with them.  But some things can't be written in the same sentence like "Obama and intelligent" and "government and efficient..." unless of course the word "not" comes before them.

If Obama cared at all about the middle class then he would have put energy policies that helped them as Romney plans to do.  America is so rich with resources throwing that all away is a sign of arrogance and ignorance.  We have the resources to become energy independent.  Why is this great?  Because we can employ many people by harvesting our own coal, oil, and natural gas while we fairly and steadily invest in biofuels, wind, solar, electric, and nuclear.  We can bring down gas prices so that middle class Americans can afford to drive to work, take their children to activities, and heat their homes in the winter.  You know what also uses energy?  Every single business.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Obamaphone continued.

So I just was reading through my normal websites like I do about 5 times a day (I sit at a computer all day).,,, etc  And I stumbled upon this article and thought I would post it because of the viral video that has stolen the hearts of many Americans across the country.

My favorite thing about this article is the richest man in the world getting richer off lower middle class/middle class Americans and the fact that we are all paying for cell phones for the unemployed.  I originally thought the free cell phones was a non-profit charity, but in fact it is on our cell phone bills:

"Griffin recently introduced a bill on Capitol Hill to end the Lifeline program, which cost $1.6 billion in 2011, up from $772 million in 2008. While not technically a tax, the program is funded by mandatory fees tacked on to consumers' phone bills, then disbursed through the Federal Communications Commission and states."

Sure enough I went to my phone bill and under "surcharges; government programs" there is a couple dollar charge every month.  Awesome.

Read more:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Obama re-elected?

The vast majority why Mr. Barack "can't say his middle name" Obama will be elected:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

let's talk about how smart we are plus other random things

I don't know what to blog about. I asked Devin and he said I should write about how smart he is.

The truth is, he's really smart. I "helped" him studying for his last test in Micro/Virology/Immunology which he had to memorize like I don't know a million different viruses, bacteria, and parasites and he passed with flying colors.

So smart.

Well, I'm kinda smart too. I'm officially back in school. I'm planning on pursuing an ASN degree in nursing, and if all goes well I should graduate May 2014 (exactly one year from Devin's graduation). Anyways, I'm only taking one class now, Anatomy, and it's AMAZING. Let me just say that the human body is spectacular. I mean we just finished a chapter on bones, and the design of the compact bone (the outer layer of bone) is just brilliant.

My first test was two weeks ago, and I got the highest grade in the class, a 103%. I was pretty proud until I overheard some girls in the back whisper, "Ew someone got a 103%?"

Yea, I'm kinda a nerd like that.

In other news, well there really isn't any other news other than we still have two cats named Henry and Lucy and I'm still not pregnant.

But I did receive a sweet church calling. I'm the official library assistant for the Des Moines 2nd Ward.

Best... Calling.... Ever.