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I’m a freak, what can I say?

2 Dec

Since I have been so so terrible in updating my blog, and because Kylie tagged me in one of hers, I figured I would respond in kind. Here’s 6 quirky things about myself.

1. I have never been pulled over. It’s pretty shocking if you ask me because I am a very absent-minded driver and I speed pretty much all the time.

2. I tend to become obsessive about the things I like. If I start watching a tv show on dvd, I will stay up ALL night (and I literally mean the entire night) to finish the episode/disc/season etc. That’s also why I sometimes make large purchases spontaneously. When I decide I want something, I immediately have to have it. Same goes for life decisions. Remember how I started thinking about taking the semester off and 1 hour later all the paperwork was signed…

3. I hate anything soggy. I can’t even have a french dip sandwich.

4. I love to make lists. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as crossing things off a list. Sometimes I add things that I’ve already done to my to-do list just so I can cross it off.

5. I can twist my tongue all the way around in both directions. (Hopefully that makes sense.)

6. I’m more than a little OCD. Mostly things just have to be even. Molly used to like to drive me crazy by cracking all the knuckles on one hand but not the other. I also really like piles. They make fun of me at work for having tons of stackers to organize all my piles of papers.

I tag Rachel T. and Rachel W. for this post.



4 Nov

Halloween is an excellent opportunity for grown ups to relive their childhoods. They get to dress up, eat lots of candy, and, if you’re like me, play all the games you loved as a little kid. To start off my Hallween Extravaganza, I had a pumpkin carving contest. Christian and Rachel came over with the kids and joined m, Molly, Kyle, Andy and two of Molly’s Oakcrest buddies in the ulitmate carving contest.

I tried to get fancy with the paper pattern, but it was a little to fragile. The window in my pumpkin broke. Luckily, broken windows only add to the spookiness of Halloween.

On Halloween night, Kylie and Landon were great enough to invite Molly, Kyle and I over for a rockin’ All Hallows Eve party. After much deliberation, the three of us dressed up as Harry Potter characters – complete with time turner, dark mark and platinum blonde hair.

Everyone at the party had excellent costumes. The Burgener were Han Solo and Princess Leia, their friend Jesse dressed up as a founding father (Hamilton, Washington, who knows?) and Jenna was Elphaba from Wicked.

During the party we played pin the tail on the werewolf, complete with handmade tails and blindfold.
Next came the cookie decorating contest. I won by a landslide.

Then there was the most classic party game of all. The eating donuts off a string race. I put up an admirable fight, but Jesse beat me.

Landon won after he steamrolled Kyle.

All in all, this Halloween was a smashing success. Thanks for participating everyone!

Maybe I will win

9 Oct

There’s this contest to win a free handbag and if you post about it on your blog, then you get an extra 25 entries. So here it is. Go to and enter to win.

50% off at

6 Oct

Everybody loves coupons right? I just got this email at school for 50% off the regular price of anything at They have all sorts of outdoor equipment, clothes, ski and snowboard stuff, backpacks, etc. It’s good for everything, even sale stuff, it will just reduce the price down to half. Click the link below and the discounted price will be shown in your cart:

*Use the discount code to increase discount to 50% off retail price. Not valid on gift certificates or item(s) already on sale for greater than 50% off. Coupon good through 11:59 pm MST, October 15, 2008.