Friday, June 17, 2011


My sister and I were talking about how different people thought of us differently.  It may or may not be how we think of ourselves.  Well, I was just thinking about the color code personality test.  You may or may not be familiar with it.  If you have a minute, let me know what you think my personality is like.  If you aren't familiar with the color code, you can just use regular words.  I am not in any way fishing for any kind of compliments.  I don't even like fishing.  You can ask my husband.  If I actually catch something, it makes me cry.  I just want to know if you all think of me the same or differently from the way I do.  You can be honest.  I can take it.  (And you won't see me crying from all these crazy hormones if you say something mean or super nice.) 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Reasons why we need to get out of Utah

Utah is a painful place to live if you are like me.  Grammar is very important to me, and you might even notice me wince (involuntarily) when I hear mistakes.  Most people do not use proper grammar or pronounce words as I think they should be pronounced.  They don't seem to know the difference between further vs. farther, less vs. fewer, I vs. me, etc. 

My kids either already say or will soon be saying things like:

"Shore."  (meaning....SURE)
"It's helling outside."  (talking about the HAIL)
"Let's sell the boat."  (when we someday have a sailboat like Bill wants, talking about SAILING)
"What's that fur?"  (what's that FOR?)
"Do you want to play the wii er legos?"  (OR)

There are too many examples of Utah grammar mistakes and mispronunciations to even list.  Plus I don't want to offend anyone who might actually read my blog that might not have stellar grammar.  (If you grew up in Utah, just know that it's not your fault, and there is help available.)