Monday, September 24, 2007


Maria's beating me at blogging this week. That's a total first.

Anyhoo, we've been together for a year. She's not lying. It's just totally breezed by. If you read my blog, you undoubtedly read hers so this would be old news to you.

We celebrated by going to this place called The Melting Pot this last Tuesday. You go in there and you dip stuff into boiling cheese. I decided I wanted the Swiss combo, but before we ordered we asked the server what he thought of it and he said that it's the one dish that people ask to be taken back the most often. Surprisingly, Maria said we still ought to get it and I think I know why. It wasn't because she was setting up an ambush where she could blame me for not liking it. It wasn't. It actually was because she knows I like it when she tries new things and if she didn't like it, she knew it would be a good excuse to come back later and try something else.

Maria gave me Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Wii that night. I just got her flowers, which you can totally see at her blog (as well as her (better) account of what happened that night). They're really nice flowers and all but after the Swiss thing and the video game, it's totally obvious that I totally made out with far more loot than she did (as usual). Actually, it would have been nice if the server talked us out of the Swiss thing. I totally adore Swiss cheese, but I have no doubt that a less crazy flavor would have been more enjoyable. Yeah, if you go to The Melting Pot, take our words for it and stay away from the Swiss.

We love the movie Hot Rod. There's an homage scene to Footloose that is completely hilarious. There's also the best "falling down a hill" scene yet put on film (and these are back-to-back too). So we were with friends tonight and we wanted to get everyone together to see it, but are realizing we may not even be able to until halfway through next month. It's almost depressing because we're having so much fun with stuff that we have no time to do semi-menial fun stuff like just hitting up the dollar movie. In the next few weeks a bunch of us are heading to Hawai'i. Yeah, Mom, I know I haven't told you yet, but I didn't want to tell you until right before I left so that you wouldn't fret about it for more than a few weeks. After that we're going to Las Vegas to hit up the BYU game (but really just to go to Vegas). Plus, October will be filled with scary movies, haunted houses and Lagoon on the weekends. When am I supposed to watch Hot Rod? Sometimes I miss having fewer friends so that I had to just go see movies I wanted to see (alone).

I was checking out Wikipedia earlier to really find out what the title of the book A Wind in the Door means. By doing so, I discovered that Madeleine L'Engle died like a couple of weeks ago! How tragic. To commemorate her death, I put the TV movie A Wrinkle in Time on my girlfriend's roommate's Netflix queue. Apparently L'Engle said of the movie "I have glimpsed it... I expected it to be bad, and it is" shortly before she died. I still don't know what "a wind in the door" means.

Speaking of quotation marks, have you checked out

I laughed out loud earlier this week at a random Simpsons quote from forever ago that just popped into my head. It's when Apu says something about Homer to the effect of, "Never have I seen someone take such liberal use of the 'leave a penny, take a penny' rule." The reason I laughed out loud is because there are two ways to "get" the joke. The first is how absurd it is that Apu would complain about something so minor. The second, and I think more funny possibility is that Apu actually has a right to complain and Homer is taking so much advantage of the penny tray to the degree that he stakes the Qwik-E-Mart out and "cleans it out" every hour or so.

In the evenings, Maria and I have been watching my DVDs of two awesome shows: Firefly (mentioned previously) and 30 Rock. I swear, a bad episode of those shows was never made and that's just joyous.

I got a swell temporary tattoo from the gumball machines at Wal-Mart. I got it to get myself pumped for the stake softball tournament Saturday morning that we only got to play two games of. It's the sweetest temporary tattoo I've ever gotten. The last two that came out of those machines were El Caminos.

Maria gets mad at me whenever I say a guy looks attractive, because she doesn't like me even joking around aboutthat kind of stuff even though I don't think I do it that bad. So I'm sorry when I say I think I look really good in that cheesy dragon tat picture.


Blogger Maria said...

You DO look really good in that picture!! I even like the one on top. This weekend was awesome.

September 24, 2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger J.R. said...

Val and I got the Mexican fiesta triple cheese thingy at Melting Pot. It was great. I've had a swiss cheese one before and no good. Why is that? I LOVE swiss cheese.

Anyway, when you get here we'll make that TAT permanent. We just need to find out which poly tribe you belong to.

September 24, 2007 6:00 PM  
Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

I refer to Steve and I as "living together" whenever possible.

Driving down to St. George last weekend, I would say to Chelsea, "Well, Steve and I feel that..." She said it was a little creepy, but hey, we're two single guys, guy love is better than no love, right?

September 25, 2007 9:19 PM  
Blogger charlotta-love said...

Happy 1 year! There is a melting pot in Atlanta and when I go there...I'll stay away from the swiss!

September 26, 2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger Maker said...

Congrats on the one year and stuff.
You got a lot of cool loot.


September 27, 2007 9:45 PM  
Anonymous dre said...

Wait, I check out girls all the time. Is that in the creepy pot too? and is that something you can order at the melting pot? Whoa, what a transition.
Sorry about the two softball games. I wanted to lose so I could go to the dew tour.

And I'm not working today (mon) so I think I'll go see hotrod!

October 01, 2007 12:43 PM  

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