Monday, August 31, 2009

"Steve interest mid some untested disco"

This was, word for word, a draft text that's been saved in my phone for like a month. Cody, Ethan, & I played Scrabble for the first time ever last month and since we couldn't find a dictionary we used my phone's T9Word (predictive text) capabilities. Considering the fact that my phone doesn't even recognize the words "dang" 0r "freaking" this was probably not the best authority for determining whether a word really was a word. If it doesn't recognize a word my phone will give it's best guess as to what it thinks you're really trying to say (so I inadvertently get "dangers" and "freakhog" a lot in my texts) and thus we found out that "Steve interest mid some untested disco".

I wish I had bothered to remember which words we were actually trying to spell with that. Oh well, they probably were not legitimate words because at the end of the game we had voted to allow things on the board like "Eggland" and "Cox" which sound okay, except that apparently you're not allowed to use proper nouns in Scrabble. Whatever.

PS: Where the heck is Eggland anyway?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer report

I had the perfect summer.
Places visited: Grand Canyon, NYC, Palmyra, Niagara Falls, Cali, and lots and lots of "camping" in northern AZ.
Monies spent: $600ish
Monies earned: $40ish
Books read: 0
Books read at least 1/2-way through: 7
People met: 100s
Old friends found: 2
New friends made: 4
Cares in the world: 0

View of the shore at San Clemente while visiting Allison

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cheap thrills

I just got back to Tucson a couple days ago so I've been stalking the stores looking for things I might want for my apt. Yesterday during my lunch break I went to DI and found a super awesome toaster-oven for $6! It was more than the highlight of my day because I HATE microwaves (for some mysterious reason) and I really needed a toaster. It's wonderful! Here you see my toaster-oven performing it's "toaster" function while crisping some bagels.

I tried later to use its "oven" function to make myself a grilled-cheese sandwich:

I think there's room for improvement.

PS to my sisters: back to school = back to blogging... so you may stop harassing me at ALL of the family functions now :)