Thursday, December 25, 2008

Lexi is a sucker

To Mama and Papa Wright


J-Pants learned something new this Christmas. You know its the real Santa that visited you if there is a quarter in the toe of your stocking. Apparently, impostor Santa's were visiting him all of these years (we suspect they probably stole more than they left). 

A Christmas Goose For Everyone!

I worked overnight Tuesday and ended up sleeping all day Wednesday. 
I woke up up around 4:00 to this:


That's right. J-Pants had cooked an entire Christmas dinner, Turkey included.
It was amazingly delicious.

Since we didn't get to go home for Christmas, J-Pants and I got to start our own
Christmas traditions. We were kind of silly about it and would scrutinize every decision. "Do we want cookies or cinnamon rolls Christmas eve? Whatever we choose will be the tradition from now on." (When of course the right answer was both.) 
We decided to adopt his tradition of opening presents Christmas eve (which I used to make fun of him for when we were dating). 

The xbox wheel he doesn't get to use for 2 more weeks (see previous post)
He just had to pretend instead.
My awesome new coat.
I can't wait to use this! (Thank you Naomi for the inspiration)
And, one of the coolest presents ever, Ma and Pa Sefcovic sent me an Amazon Kindle.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The District sleeps alone...until Jan. 19

I just booked my flight. I thought waiting for Christmas was bad.  

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wow wow wubzy

I'm speechless. 
I just found out that I get to go 
to his inauguration:
 Hooty. Hoot!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I like twurtles

Please, someone watch this immediately: turtles.

Oo-da-lolly



Dear J-Pants,

Thank you for getting the real tree instead of the gross fake one,
because you knew how much it meant to me.

I love love love you,

Your Wife

Poor Jordan


His xbox360 broke last night and the big Christmas presents I got him were xbox related (don't worry, he already knew. I can never surprise him). I can't help but think that this is God's way of punishing him for leaving the toilet seat up...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And To You And Yours...

Now That's A Good Saturday

J-Pants and I got to go snowboarding with our friends the Straka brothers (or Count Strakula as we like to call them). 
First of all, Steamboat is an awesome town and I can't wait to go back. I was raised on Utah snow and am a bit of an elitist when it comes to thinking Utah snow is the best. But Steamboat stepped up and showed me that good snow exists outside of Utah. 
 Last winter I got to take the boys I worked with snowboarding all winter (and I got paid to do it). I forgot how much I love snowboarding. I was sore and tired after, but its not a good day of snowboarding if you don't feel that way after. 



On the way home, we hit a pretty bad blizzard. But Matt Straka is a master driver and even though our 2 hour drive turned into 4, he got us home safe.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

No no, thank YOU

My favorite parts of thanksgiving:

-- Getting to spend time with my family.
-- Eating my mom's amazing, beyond-this-world banana cream pie. Most people think I'm exaggerating when I say this, but my mom literally makes over 20 pies every Thanksgiving. And each one is better than the next.
-- Getting to spend time with these people:
 ...and knowing how lucky I am that I love my in-laws.
-- Playing poker and telling dirty jokes with these people until 2 am:
-- Getting to spend unlimited time with my best friend.
-- But perhaps my favorite Thanksgiving moment was when's Jordan's aunt tried convincing  him that Obama is the antichrist.

Hope everyone else had as much fun as I did!




Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm Not Going To Connect Those Dots

I had an embarassing experience tonight. I went into Hastings to buy a Christmas present for someone (which is amazing considering what a procrastinator I am), and decided on an erotic connect the dots book as an added bonus. I was a little embarassed to even go to the cash register so I carried it under my arm so no one else could see what it was (as if any other people in Hastings on a Tuesday night even care what I'm buying). I get to the cash registers and yippee! I'm the only person in line. I also had a stack of movies to rent so I put the book on top so the cashier would hurry and swipe it and be done with it. But she decides instead to scan all of the movies first so the book just stays there, only for me to realize that a lady I work with has come and stood in line right behind me. "Please don't see it. Please don't see it. I'm not headed home to connect these dots," I kept thinking. I hurried to pay and then did one of those "Oh hey! Yeah, have a good night." I got out of there pretty quickly.
On second thought, I work the overnight and it gets pretty boring. Maybe I won't be giving that away...

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Snowing!

Its snowing tonight in Laramie. I love the snow even though I hate to be cold. Right now I really miss Woodland Hills, where over the course of winter the snow drifts would reach to heights over my head. My favorite place is in front of our fire place, where I would fall asleep a lot of nights and wake up at 4 a.m., sweaty and with a dry mouth. J-Pants and I are headed to Utah in the morning when I get home from work, and I can't wait. I haven't seen my family since July, which for me is far too long. I'm excited to hug my mom and eat her amazing home cooked Sunday dinner. I'm excited to see a movie with my dad and hear one of his lectures on current events. I'm excited to make incestual jokes with Justin, which makes J-Pants just a bit uncomfortable. I'm excited to hear Verity's current stories on the weirdos that she meets at dances and instantly fall in love with her. And perhaps above all, I'm excited to wrestle with, punch, and stay up late giggling with her:

We leave for Utah in 5 hours but it feels like an eternity.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mcpoyle infestation of Laramie

After (im)patiently waiting for two weeks, my usb cord for my camera finally came and I was able to upload the pictures of our amazing Mcpoyle costumes. There were only a handful of people in Laramie who recognized us as the Mcpoyles but it was still fun. Most people thought J-Pants and Matt were pedophiles.

For those familiar with the show, J-Pants actually got fork stabbed that night. Matt just didn't know his own strength.
How about that uni-brow eh? People who I didn't even know were referring to me as "the uni-brow" by the end of the night. I think a lot of girls were baffled as to why I went as a Mcpoyle instead of a skanky nurse.

And as for that mustache, I'd like to thank mascara for helping me with my superb 'stache.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Rights of Man

It's an amazing time to be an American, we are witnessing the dawn of a new era of Racial equality. What would have seemed impossible a mere 50 years ago has become reality, an African American man in the Whitehouse. It's amazing we can come so far, yet still have so much further to go. It seems the racial discrimination of our fore fathers has been replaced by an anti-gay discrimination of our own.

It's amazing that the American people can simultaneous elect an African American President yet deny the rights of the gays all in the same night. Can no one can recognize the similarities between the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement of today? How can we teach our children that All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness? It seems apparent that marriage is a subset of both Life and Pursuit of Happiness. It does not matter whether homosexuality is a born characteristic or a choice, everyone deserves to feel love. Furthermore, everyone deserves the legal rights that go along with marriage.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I watched this at 3 a.m. It was beautiful.





Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Grab-Bag of Blog Topics

I'm sure you've all heard the same thing: never talk about ex-boyfriends or politics on a first date. And seeing as how this is my first blog, I feel that the same rules should apply. So if I remain unaffiliated I think I can get away with talking about my voting experience today.
I had gone in the the county clerks office to vote early a few weeks ago, but when I got there I realized that I didn't recognize most of the names on the ballot. So, deciding to be a good citizen, I decided to research the candidates out and vote on November 4. In the time leading up to November 4 I THOUGHT about looking up the candidates...but didn't. Election day rolls around and I stroll into the polls, undeterred by my lack of knowledge. Still not recognizing most of the names on the ballot, how do I decide to vote? I went with the last names that most amused me. I voted for Hugh McGinley because his name made me think of a crusty drunkard, sobering up just long enough to make it to the hospital district trustees meeting once a week. And of course I circled Nick Carter for the United States senate. Who wouldn't want a backstreet boy representing them?! And because of my vote there may be a school district trustee now named Julie Radosevich, because she sounds czech enough to be related distantly.

Some may say my voting technique is irresponsible, and to those people I say "You are right".


J-Pants humored me last night and watched The Strangers with me. I'm a sucker for scary movies. All in all it scared the pants off of me, and I may have screamed like a little girl several times. The movie must have been a success though, because I was scared to be alone after it was over and had to sit in the bathroom while J-Pants showered.

My only question about the movie was why the two girls got awesome masks while the guy looks like he's wearing a pair of saggy underwear. "Oh, hey Ted. We forgot to get you a mask...so you'll have to make do with these."



I may have found the coolest place in Laramie. Its called Bart's Flea Market and its spectacular. I went there yesterday just looking for a coffee table and ended up spending 2 hours wandering the store, looking through the "treasures". I wanted to wash my hands afterwards, but they have every weird item you could possibly imagine from your childhood. Remember the rollerblading doll that could move by herself (yeah, the one I really wanted but had to play with at a friends house)? They have one in mint condition. They also have all the California Raisin crap you could ever want.
Here's a whole wall of sweet hats. I was finally forced to leave at closing time. But don't you worry Bart's, I'll be back.




Two more things of note, but not worth a whole blog:

I was in line behind this lady the other day and she had the most severe case of "mom butt" I had ever seen. Don't worry, I was very sneaky in taking this picture. Impressed much?




Dear J-Pants,
Thanks for playing barrel of monkies with me, even though you hate games like that.


Love love love, Ash



Friday, October 31, 2008

It's a fine day to be a McPoyle



If any of you have watched the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia than you are familiar with this fine brood of people (and you also have a fantastic sense of humor). These are the McPoyles, and they are horrible, disgusting people. And they also just happen to be what J-Pants, our friend Matt, and myself are going to be for halloween. I can't wait!

I bought some facial hair the other day and will be venturing out onto the town with a slight mustache and a full blown unibrow. It got me thinking though and I realized that I have donned facial hair for the past few halloweens. I did happen to win a costume contest with this one...

...but only after I threatened to rape and pillage the house the party was at if I didn't win.

Either way, I hereby pronounce Halloween the greatest time of year.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Ray of light



J-Pants and I attended the Ray Lamontagne concert last night, and that officially completes my list of things I need to do before I die. Its been nice knowing all of you. But in all seriousness, have you ever heard a song that was so beautiful it made your heart hurt? That was what the entire concert was like. (If I heard any of my friends say what is in the green text, I would tell them to stop being such a pussy.) J-Pants and I have been in love with Ray for years now and there are several of his songs that are "our songs", so it truly was magical to see him last night. I was so giddy and may have acted like a child on Christmas Eve.


Whenever I hear about new bands I usually look them up, so if any of you out there are so inclined, make sure you look up the songs Jolene and Trouble. As a disclaimer: The first time I listened to Ray, I hated him. But since a friend who usually nails my musical taste had given me the cd, I gave it another chance for his sake. Cam, I never should have doubted you. So if you don't like it, give it a second chance. And if you still don't like it, you probably like Lil' Wayne and we shouldn't be friends.



Also something you should know, Ray's bassist looked exactly like this muppet and moved like her.


This is Leona Naess. She opened for Ray. And even though she acted like a stoned 7-year-old, I liked her music. She's sounds a bit Feisty. I'll give her the green light onto my ipod.

Dear J-Pants:
All of this around us'll fall over
I tell you what we're gonna do
You will shelter me my love
And I will shelter you
--Ray

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Given the fact that I work overnight at my job, I have WAY too much time on my hands and I end up reading people's blogs all night. So you could say that this blog was the love child of boredom and following the crowd. Because yes, I do whatever everyone else does. No questions asked.
So here's to my family and friends that I hope to keep updated on mine and Jordan's lives. Because lets be honest, most of you don't even know where Laramie is.
Love Love Love Ash