Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Sisters Keeper

Tonight I saw My Sisters Keeper and thought the producer did a decent job of following the book. It of course was sad and depressing but so is the book so you I expected that one!! I think I almost always like the books better than the movies since there is just a lot more detail and background but overall this was pretty decent. So if you have read the book you should go see it or just want to be sad!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Business Trip

My dad injured his knee so he had me come along with him on this past business trip to California. I was less than excited about going becuase we were doing three days of due dilligence sessions which equals hours of document reading which can put the most awake person fast asleep!! Luckily being in central California the food can redeem any boring meeting that I may have to endure! In Reedley we swung into a drive thru mexican restaurant called El Mexicano, let me just say this was the most divine Mexican food I have had in a very, very long time. That was great but the best part was they also had Sno Cones which is probably one of my most favorite things of summer!!! I can eat at least 2 a day and these snow cones were amazing!!! The ice was a perfect cut, the syrup was rich but not too sugary and it actually stayed icee and didn't ever in the 45 min it took to eat it get melty!! Pretty amazing!! Then we went to the Vineyard in Madera which is a great place that I guess has been around for at least 50 years. The bread and dip is out of this world and I would just want to eat that daily. Then we hit up one of the many fruit stands along 99 and had the most amazing raisins. they were the size of a small prune and were the juiciest raisins I have ever had!! Oh how I miss all the yummy fresh veggies and fruit that are dirt cheap on the sides of the road!!! Oh and lets not forget the Thai place that we ate at in Banning that had amazing Sum Tum and this Watermelon shake that reminded me of my trip to Thailand!!
Yes, I do love food and my thoughts do wander constantly to the topic!! Thank you California for making my tummy happy!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I Hate Needles

I loathe being poked by needles!!! I have always hated shots for as long as I can remember and have always tried to avoid getting poked by those dang needles. I have had several unpleasant instances with needles that have reinforced my hatred. Well I have to have my blood drawn every so often and have been very blessed in that the two guys that have been drawing my blood for the past two years are pretty much amazing and I rarely even feel a thing. These two wonders have sadly moved on from the doctor's office and have been replaced by incompetents!!! I will give them that my veins aren't the easiest to find but if you can't find them get someone else that is better at it!! I have one lady try twice and she met the 2 poke limit and she went in search of someone new. The second lady checked out my arms and decided she wasn't going to do any better and went off to find another lady. Then the third one comes and thinks she has found a vein and pokes me to no avail. But no she doesn't just pull it out she stabs it further into my arm moving it all around trying to hit a vein!!! Then she moves to my other arm with no luck as well. At this point I am ready to run out of there screaming and am about to suggest I come back another time becuase I am not sure I can handle anymore. Then she says well lets try on your wrist. She pokes her needle in and of course gets nothing!! Yeah and then continues poking it around, at last she got something and I filled two lovely vials before she pulled that little bugger out!! Now I have needle marks all over my arms that are going to bruise very nicely! I am seriously contemplating changing doctors so I can get my blood drawn elsewhere!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Great Place to Eat...Fusion Asian Grill

Tonight the siblings and I took my dad out to dinner for a Father's Day treat. Since the golfing adventure is out due to my dad injuring his knee and being out of commission for a while!! If you know my dad he loves any kind of asian food, even the bad stuff so I thought it would be nice to find a new asian place to eat. I went onto Utah Diners Guide and started searching and came upon this place called Fusion Asian Grill in Provo. It serves Chinese, Japanese and Korean food so that pretty much meant a winner for what I was looking for. Also next door is a mexican creamery, I know strange huh, so what could be more asian food with some mexican dessert!!!

It is located in the crappy shopping mall off state street in Provo and 1720 North diagonal from DI. I am hoping that this little place will make it inspite of the location!! Anyways the service was great, they were attentive to all our needs before we thought to ask them!! They had a chinese movie on a projector for us, pulled the shades, got drinks and rice and dinner for my little niece before we ever needed to ask for it, gave advice on the menu about what "Americans" usually liked or disliked, and the best part the food was great!!

So if you are looking for a fun new and tasty place to go try the Fusion Asian Grill.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Week 1 Done

It is official I have started the Triathlon training and restarted the marathon training. It is definitely a bit crazy going but I am hoping once I get into the swing of things it will be normal again. Waking up in the mornings was quite a struggle till Friday when I was bright eyed and bushy tailed at 5:30 in the morning!!

Kim found some great cheap swim caps that are kinda interesting to get on my head. If anyone has experience with swim caps please let me know how to get them in place without feeling like your face is pulled in all directions!!! Oh and if you can get them on without getting your hair wet?! I finally was able to open up my pack of Speedo swim goggles that I bought several years ago at Costco and what do you know they work just dandy!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Reality Check

It is official, yesterday was the first day of training for the triathlon in August. Jesse's response was, "this is way too easy I should be working harder!" I just laughed and told him to wait and see what he thought in a few weeks and to just follow the plan. I love to work out with Jesse becuase he is the typical guy who hits the gym full force no matter how long it has been since he was there last. I have that attitude till I actually get to the gym and then reality knocks me over and I work out within my limits. Nope not mister Testosterone!! He is running at my speed and shorting his walking and complaining that it is too easy. Meanwhile, I am dying with my run (would like to note that mine was 4 3/4 mile sprints at 7.8 on the treadmill not the same as Jesse)wishing it was over and that I could do Jesse's. Oh to be a man and have all that machoness. Gotta love em!!