Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby Bribe

My first OB measured the fetus in the early months and moved my due date from Jan 14 to Jan 7th. That meant we could induce on December 30th to get the tax break from Uncle Sam. However, I didn't like that OB- so I switched and though the new OB is wonderful, he goes strictly by the calendar- keeping my due date Jan 14th, hence the earliest I can induce is Jan. 7th.

Yesterday we promised the baby a pony if she comes out before 2009. I figured if I put it on the blog with the 6 of you as witnesses- she'll know we're serious. She's got approximately 12 hours to claim her pony- then all deals are off.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Favorite Christmas Card of '08

Travis is a stellar guy. Intelligent, good-looking, driven, and single.

When he asked for addresses to send Christmas Cards out, I wondered 'why would a single guy send out Christmas cards?' Then I opened this:

I've never had a card make me laugh so hard.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Honest Christmas Letter

Dear Friends, Family and people I feel obligated to send a Christmas card to because you sent me one last year,

It’s been a roller coaster year for the Boohers!
Mostly due to Kory’s hormonal imbalance.

Brent started a new job and is very excited about the new opportunity and challenge!
The great challenge will be keeping a job as he is a banker that works for Ford, probably the worst industry you could possibly be in at the moment. So if you could be encouraging of the government extending a loan to the automakers we’d appreciate it. If it doesn't happen, he’s going to become Mr. Mom, and we’ll have to switch to one ply toilet paper.

This past year we got a new dog, Max who Brent absolutely loves and who Kory begrudgingly tolerates. Max is a fabulous hunting dog keep tiny children and animals away from him. Brent has spent a great deal of time pheasant hunting with Max and loves it. Anyone want a dog?

Kory still loves her job. At least that’s what she chants to herself each morning while coming to grips that she’ll be responsible for bringing home the bacon if the government won’t allocate some of those billions they’ve been handing out like lollypops to banks to the auto makers. She is happy that she got to cut down on the travel in these last few months. But no so happy about being too large to fit into an airplane.

We’re expecting our first child any day now, we know you wondered if that would ever happen- and look forward to being parents.
'Look forward' is kind of strong, more like paralyzed with anxious anticipation and total fear.

It’s our second year in our home and we love the neighborhood.
We still have issues with Utah, suffering from seasonal depression, listening to inane local news, and Kory tends to violently shake and dribble a bit in the summer months with out a beach.

If you're in Utah and can come to visit, we'd love to have you! We're going to need babysitters, and if you do stay with us can you make sure you clean up after yourselves? And at least offer to buy some of the food you consume? We won't take you up on the offer- but the offer does need to be extended.

Wishing the best to you and yours. Unless you got into a mortgage you couldn't afford and bought a ton of things on credit, then I'm hoping the government takes your home, your new BMW, forcing you to live in a van down by the river.

Merry Christmas!!

- The Boohers

Note: The enclosed photo is 3 years old because damn! we looked good then. We're not nearly this attractive anymore

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

To Gift, or Not to Gift...

Hypothetically speaking...

You're an exceptionally good gift giver, you don't have many talents, 6 to be exact, but giving good presents happens to be one of them. You're so good that sometimes those who receive your gifts don't realize the genius of the gift until years later.

One Christmas you give a gift to person A- an extremely thoughtful and cleaver gift. Though A attempts to act grateful, you can tell A doesn't quite get the brilliance of the gift. Your feelings aren't hurt because it's obvious that A has lost their sense of humor and self and it is so obvious that this gift is awesome. You tell person A that if they don't like the gift they can sell it on eBay because it is in high demand and worth a lot of money.

A few weeks later person A then mentions that the gift you gave A was the hit a party A recently attended. Everyone loved it. (See even complete strangers recognize your fabulous taste, even if person A doesn't) You ask why A'd take such a gift to a party- from which you defer, not only did person A re-gift your gift, A re-gifted it as a white elephant gift. (The fact that this individual would give away something they could have easily sold for a minimum $45 on eBay as a white elephant gift doesn't quite surprise you, you've already decided A has lost all taste, what amazes you is that A actually thought they were paying you a compliment in how many people liked the gift)

That same person A had mentioned to you that a friend gave A something for free because A had extended a helping hand. Two weeks later you get the exact same item that A was telling you A got for free as a Christmas present.

Person A has also made it a habit to never write a thank you note, nor even a phone call extending thanks for gifts (very, very thoughtful gifts) that were previously given for a variety of holidays and occasions.

So here’s the question: Do you continue to give gifts that go unappreciated? Granted you don’t give a gift for appreciation, but if the receiver is going to donate the gift to the Salvation Army, what’s the point?

I've previously blogged about how to receive more presents but as gift giver is there a point in time come where you say- "dude, from now on out you just get cards"?

Friday, December 12, 2008


I'm bitter, resentful & annoyed- then I feel guilty about being bitter, then I feel justified, and go back to being annoyed. I'm blaming the hormones- but women really did get a raw deal.

The man goes off to hunt I'm home in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant? No, literally, Brent is out hunting with some buddies and I'm at home with out even socks on making fudge to console myself.

I've become resentful that I have to be home and tired and fat while my husband gets to go do things he loves.

I know, I could go spend money- but there is nothing I want! Curses! The blessings of fasting extend beyond hormonal outrage and plus- who wants to buy anything when they've just put on 50 lbs? FIFTY! The baby weighs 5- so that's 45 lbs I get to work off post baby. Brent doesn't have to lose 45 lbs- where is the justice!?!??!

Women have been going through this pain, suffering and annoyance since the beginning of time and have been considered second class citizens? They should be worshiped! How dare men for years take women for granted! It's the women who suffered! I can't believe that pioneer women even had sex!

But THEN, I think- 'it could be SO much worse. I could have cancer, I'm lucky to have a really wonderful husband. I want Brent to be happy and do things he likes. Anything I wanted to do he'd support'- here's where the guilt comes in full force. How dare I be resentful when I am so blessed? I'm ungrateful.

But in turn- why doesn't Brent ever have to be pregnant? If I want 2 more kids after this why am I the one who gets to suffer 18 more months of pregnancy?!? Brent needs a turn! Why am I the one who has to go through the pain? This is the shaft!- and we quickly slip back to bitter....

Help? Anyone? Please?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Proposition D8

Caution: If you're not A- Mormon nor B- Have been in a singles ward- you won't get it.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Celebrating Christmas Year Round

It really is tragic that people only feel the Christmas spirit one month a year. In our house we try to be better than that, and invite the spirit of Christmas every day into our home. Which is why this-

has a permanent spot in our living room. Nothing says Christmas like a leg lamp, and who are we to hide the leg lamp under bushel? We let that light shine 12 months a year.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Birthing Question

In birthing class last week (which has been surprisingly helpful) they focused on breathing techniques- and the teacher said, "You really want to control your breathing so you don't black out"

Kory raises her hand: "So, what's so bad about passing out? Why would you not want to pass out while in labor?"

Teacher with a look of shock on her face: "If you pass out you could miss the whole birthing experience"

Kory: "Ok, um, let me ask this again. Why would you NOT want to pass out?"

Teacher looks at Kory and Brent with a blank stare-

Underestimating my wussdom

I had to have a mole removed off of my back by the dermatologist. They had to take out a substantial chunk of flesh to make sure it didn't turn cancerous.

I was ok for the procedure- I was laying flat down on my stomach and was completely numbed up. I did get some stitches and was told to come back to the doctor in a week to have the stitches removed.

I was some what concerned about feeling the tugging of the removal of the stitches. In the doctors office I sat on the edge of the exam bed and told the nurse that I get queasy very easily. She dismissed the statement because hey, it was only stitches, and while she removed them I didn't feel a thing. But then she said, "oh, it looks like your allergic to adhesive, you have a few little pimples where the band aid was"

Suddenly I started to feel light headed- I started thinking to myself:
"Kory, it's just a pimple. Why are you feeling light headed about a pimple? Are you seriously feeling dizzy over a pimple? Kory, get over it- uh, oh, I can't hear anything any more, I lost my hearing? this can't be..." Shabam! Next thing I know I'm waking up on the floor of the exam room. I passed out and did a head dive off of the exam table onto the carpet. I actually had a rug burn- on my FACE.

I blacked out over a pimple. This my friends, is another reason why passing out completely may be the only way this child ever comes out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm a Wuss

I've never been good with blood or needles- I close my eyes when watching House, if you start to tell me a story that involves blood, wounds or any sort of physical pain I'll plug my ears. I am a wuss. I know I'm a wuss. I've accepted total wussdom.

A year or so ago I had a colonoscopy. The procedure itself isn't nearly as terrible as having to drink the 5 gallons of nasty nasty clear solution that makes you poop water.

Typically they just drug you to relax for the colonoscopy, you're completely awake during it. In the hospital the nurse was preparing me for the iv and I warned her, "Look, I tend to get a bit queasy so you're going to have to do this quickly"

She said 'no problem' and then after poking me said, 'Uh oh, your blood isn't threading- we're going to have to poke you again. Don't worry- I'll get someone else to do it.' My breathing gets a bit more rapid, the heart starts to pound a bit more.

Nurse #2 comes over and pokes me in my other hand, and then proceeds to say, "it's still not threading, we're going to have to poke you again"- Surely this nurse isn't so stupid as to get this wrong again and then proceed to announce it to the patient with her head between her knees and trying not to freak out. They go to get another nurse, they poke me this time in my arm- the nurse says a third time, "It's still not threading!"

At that point I'm handed a paper bag to breathe into, put on a bed and rolled in to see the doctor. I'm at the brink of passing out. Entering the procedure room- the doctor looks at me and says "I hear you're not very good with needles" it took me all of half a second to reply, "Yeah, and neither are your nurses!"

That is the last I remember, instead of just relaxing me for the procedure they put me under completely. I'm thinking passing out may end up being my only line of defense in labor.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Push Present

It's no secret that I say things that annoy most women- why would this post be any different?

I learned of the Push Present two years ago, and thought it strange. A man gives a woman some sort of bauble because she gave birth to his child. The baby isn't gift enough, the woman needs some tangible piece of appreciation from the man. I thought maybe it was the man's way of saying "Sorry you suffered so much for this child, because I can't suffer I'm going to go out and buy you something" which doesn't make much sense either- because any good pregnant woman makes her husband suffer just as much as she has- for the full nine months. (Ask Brent how much sleep he's gotten recently)

The push present is a pat on the head, "Good job woman, you gave birth to my child, here is your reward" and since being pregnant myself I've decided it's demeaning and trivial. That little blue box from Tiffany's immediately devalues the precious new life put in your arms. A baby isn't enough, the woman now expects the man to reward her for her efforts with jewelry.

Talk about a giant step backwards for feminism! A feminist doesn't have a child because she will be rewarded by the man, she doesn't expect gifts for doing things she wants to do. She is in a partnership with her husband, and when she suffers through birth she expects and knows that her husband has or will equally suffer for the family in other ways- and no trudging into the local mall and having something gift wrapped isn't suffering- it's something I very well can do myself.

Way to go women! Tell men that there is a financial equivalent to carrying and giving birth to a child. Men you're in luck- take an hour to do something that is no sacrifice, takes no genuine thought, doesn't alter your life in the slightest to thank a woman who spent months in misery. Ladies, best of all you can brag about it to your friends!

Which brings the surface another social ill- the competition between women in all things trivial and worthless. Like the comparing the size of wedding rings isn't enough (My husband makes WAY more money than yours, see my ring is bigger!) Now women get to compare push presents. Another avenue where they get to tell other women that they are only as valuable as the gifts their husbands give them. Awesome.

A true push present is to honor the woman that gave birth, to wake up in the middle of the night with the baby, to change diapers, clean the house, do the laundry, take the baby in for shots- and tell the woman she's beautiful each day after birth that she's carrying that pregnancy weight. The true push present is a husband who is loving, supportive, and protective of his wife and child. Not some worthless trinket.

Now, if a husband sees his wife in pain, tired, and frazzled and would like to do something spontaneous to make her happy- it's a different story. It's the "I give you present for being good woman and bearing my seed in your loins" which is offensive. Call it a push present and you might as well be a concubine trying to produce an heir for the king so you can be rewarded.

The world is becoming more and more superficial- despite harsh economic times- and women desiring push presents when a sweet baby is given to them is pathetic. Like so many things that undermine respect for women and motherhood- it's not men but women that have chosen to minimalize themselves.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pregnancy Q & A

Yes, this was an email forward- but it's timely, so it's geting a post.

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q : My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly

Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fabulous Item of the Week- QVC???

I typically think QVC shoppers sit in their Christmas Sweaters, with a month old Mrs. Field's cookie in one hand and an almost maxed out credit card in the other. Today I join those ranks. I was going to purchase Mrs. Prindables Chocolate Covered Apples for co-workers for Christmas, but a quick google search led me to QVC, selling the exact same product for 1/2 the price. It appears QVC does sell something other than a singing Elvis head or mineral make up! Now I'm hooked.

I do need to give a big shout out to another fabulous item of the week - the Boppy body pillow. I've reached the stage of pregnancy which is 24-7 total discomfort accompanied with the inability to get any sleep so in a desperate attempt to preserve his own sleep (and make his wife happy)the husband purchased this pillow- its changed my life, now I only wake up 3 times a night instead of 9.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

BYU Can't Lose

It's time for the annual Wasatch bloodbath this Saturday and I'm proudly informing every Ute that though the U may win the game this Saturday- BYU still didn't lose.

You see Ute fans, you naively cheered as BYU lost to TCU- TCU got the glory of beating the Y and since then Y fans have come to grips that a BCS game is not in their future (though my dad likes to disagree with me on this, he thinks with the right combination of loses BYU could still have a shot- but it all hinges on Boise choking- which isn't going to happen)

Y fans walk into this game Saturday with nothing to lose, no BCS game, they don't even want to go to the Sega Bowl, but even more so, if they lose on Saturday the BYU football program gets 1.3 million dollars. If they win they get well- pride.

If the U wins, the U then goes to a BCS bowl- which will then give the Mountain West Conference in the neighborhood of 20 million dollars to be shared among MWC schools-with the U getting 2 parts. Do the math and that means, if BYU loses on Saturday they get around 1.3 million dollars.

If the U loses on Saturday- they get nothing, aside from their dreams crushed by their arch rival in their own stadium, but no cash to console them or their football program.

Again, in the simplest of terms BYU loses- they get 1.3 million, the U loses they get squat, nothing, zip.

Now if BYU had beat TCU, both teams would be in the win/win situation, either the U would be going to a BCS bowl and garnishing 2.6 for their program or walking away with the 1.3 mil consolation prize. But silly Ute fans, you cheered when that opportunity was taken away from you and now BYU goes into this game with the upper hand- the only incentive to win is to see those arrogant U fans dressed in black leaving the stadium with their heads hung low and tears in their eyes - take away the pride factor and it's really in BYU's best interest not to win.

What's good for the MWC is good for BYU- and though we may not be the team to go to the BCS bowl this year, it's better the U than Boise. We need the MWC to gain the national recognition its teams deserve, and it won't get that if we continue to beat out PAC 10 teams but then eliminate each other for BCS bowl candidacy.

So should the U of U beat us this Saturday, Y fans, hold your head high, and make sure you thank every Ute you meet for the cool million.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Top 10 things NOT to say to a Woman who is 7 Months Pregnant

(These are all true stories)

1. You look like you're going to explode any day now.

2. You sure you're not having twins?

3. (From the guy checking my ID at the airport) Wow, this is a great picture of you! It must have been taken a really long time ago.

4. A friend of mine lost her baby in the 7th month of pregnancy- it crushed her.

5. You're pregnant? I thought you were just getting pudgy!

6. Oh my, I was NEVER that big with any of my pregnancies.

7. The baby's due in December? You're never going to make it that long.

8. What are you having? Oh no, let me guess- your having a girl. Girls always make you gain a lot of weight in the hips and thighs.

9. Wide load coming through.

10. You ATE Kory!

Friday, November 7, 2008

For the LOVE Of PETE!

Here I was hoping to spend my Friday singing Kumbaya with my fellow man, drink hot chocolate and maybe do some work but shabam! Local new talks about how the No on 8 campaign is violently protesting the LDS church- not just in California but IN UTAH?

Seriously? No- really? Are you kidding me? In Utah? Well hell, with that rational I think I'm going to protest the presidential election- IN MEXICO!

Protesting a church headquartered in Utah- because 54% of the state of CALIFORNIA passed prop8? What on earth is this going to accomplish? Do they think the Church has that kind of influence? I'm sure they'll see the protesters out front and pick up their bat line to Governator and let him know the church has changed their mind, so if the state of California could please deduct the Mormon 2% from the overall vote they'd really appreciate it.

2% TWO PERCENT- that's the amount of the LDS population in California. One, Two. However, the LDS church is apparently the mastermind behind prop8 passing. (I had no idea we had so much power)

Not making much more logic, the homosexual community in California thinks the best way to get their point across is to spew venom at a temple belonging to 2% of the vote.

Who really is to blame for Prop8 passing? Barack Obama. Indeed it's all Barack's fault. 70% of African American voters voted YES on 8. And due to Barack Obama being on the ticket African American voters came out in unprecedented numbers. Click here for the Slate article.

Pop quiz: What are there more of in California, Mormons or African Americans?

In reality, if the homosexual community wanted to direct their anger and frustration towards the REAL source of prop8 passing they'd target president elect Barack Obama

If they wanted to start yelling at the group that put prop8 over the top, they'd be labeling all African Americans as bigots- but dude, you can't do that! So let's go after the MORMONS.

One last thing- even if you opposed Prop8, and you relish the idea that the courts will over turn the decision made by our trusted system of democracy- we should be afraid that the voice of the people will be muted- not on this issue but any issue, because democracy is now ignored and we will now be ruled by appointed judges.

Ok, my rant is done- I feel a little bit better now.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kumbaya Anyone?

Day 2 after the election and I was hoping that people would let politics die, for at least a week- or how about until January 20th- but no, it's an addiction that isn't easily broken.

I was actually wishing American Idol was on television, I don't even watch American Idol! But maybe, if American Idol was on people would have something else to talk about.

I'd like a political time out. How about we take the hate, anger and criticism that has been so palpable in the atmosphere over the past month and make it disappear. Since this election has been going on for two years, I probably have unrealistic expectations expecting America to go cold turkey- but I'd like to yell from the roof tops 'IT'S OVER!'

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Unless you want to talk about why the utter uselessness of the electoral college- that's one political discussion I'm open to.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Looks Like Being in Utah isn't Half Bad~

When people ask how I like living in Utah- I usually say it's great except for all of the dang mormons. However, living in a strong LDS community has its bonuses according to of all magazines- the Economist!

The Mormon Work Ethic

Why Follow A False Prophet?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes in a latter-day prophet. We believe that this prophet is here on earth to give us guidance as to how to live our lives to not only maximize our happiness here on this earth, but to prepare us for the next. God has a history of sending prophets to teach his people. Rarely have these prophets been welcomed, loved or popular.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has never sought to be popular- some of its teachings seem strange- others are extremely basic, such as a huge charity effort and welfare around the world. While some members of its church would like to be more universally accepted, the church its self has never actively sought main stream acceptance.

In 1995 the First Presidency of the Church Released- The Family: A Proclamation to the World. It's pretty cut and dry as to what the church believes the family consists of- with out apology- and stated so 13 years ago.

The Church has come out in ardent support of proposition 8, which many of its members have criticized. I can understand individuals not supporting prop 8. I have a friend who I was curious how she would react to prop. 8 as she is active in church and extremely liberal. However, I don't understand why people would come out against prop.8 violently, and remain members of the church.

Either members that oppose prop.8 are wrong, or the man they deem the Prophet of God is wrong. And if the man that they support as The Prophet of God is wrong- why belong to a false church? Why follow a fallen leader?

There are many things about my faith I don't understand- but that's where faith comes into play and I 'lean not unto my own understanding'. Because I believe in a latter-day prophet I accept that he knows things that I do not know, I believe he is a seer, and has a bit more knowledge about the future than I have. I believe that this man knows more about the impact of Prop.8 than I will. It's one of the basic principles of the LDS church- faith. But it's obvious that thousands of Mormons think they know more than their leaders- and if they do- why remain part of a church that is wrong?

If it was me, and I thought the leadership of the church I belonged to was wrong- that the man I sustain as a mouthpiece of the Lord was false- I'd take my 10% and go.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Rose By Any Other Name....

I'm completely over this conversation and I'm sure the 6 of you are too- Emily asked me some questions in regards to my thoughts on Prop 8, since my response is far too long- I turned it into a post- sadly it's like the longest post ever- hopefully my last on this topic- then I can get back to things that really don't matter, and don't stress me out either.

Emily's comment is in italics- my response is not.
For those of you who like to skim, I put the main arguments in bold.

I just can't accept the heterosexual lifestyle of strip clubs and Las Vegas shows and magazines that degrade women and parents (either male or female) who won't pay their child support These things seem immoral to me. I am a hard-working, taxpaying, Christian-thinking lesbian who wants to make the world a better and safer place for my family. There are so many children unloved and unwanted in the world, this seems like the ultimate in immorality, and who is responsible for that? "We" (lesbians and gays) don't generally have kids we don't want, though accidents can happen to anybody.

Does this line of reasoning sound outrageous or offensive to you? That somebody would pick out the most shocking or 'undesirable' qualities of a group you happen to be part of in some way, and just lump you all together without knowing anything about you or your life or your family?

No, I don’t think this train of thought is all. I'm all in support of removing those heterosexual ills from society. I’d love it if the Las Vegas strip was wiped off the map. But, I understand the point you are trying to make here- I hate it when people try to define “Mormons” by the stereotypes they are familiar with. Though certain Mormon stereotypes certainly exist within the LDS church, it frustrates me when people think of all Mormons in these terms.

If someone questions heterosexuality or the ills that come with it, I don't take it personally- I don't define myself by my sexuality. I don't define anyone by their sexuality. I have many friends that done/ do things I consider immoral- but I don't tell them that they have to accept my morality- and they don't tell me that I have to accept theirs.

The reason gays and lesbians want acceptance and equality is that the fact of being gay or lesbian has nothing to do with morality any more than being hetero is a moral quality. Whatever scale of morality one uses, there are still going to be moral gay people, immoral gay people, moral straight people, and immoral straight people.

This is where you and I differ in opinion, and why we will never agree on this subject. I believe homosexuality is immoral, in many faiths homosexuality is immoral. I also believe that pre-marital sex in heterosexual couples is immoral, abortion (depending on the case) is immoral, prostitution and pornography are immoral. If the government tries to condone any act I consider immoral and give it legitimacy I’ll try to stop it- that's what members of communities do.
What is and isn’t accepted as moral is defined by the society in which you live. Should you live South America, it is considered completely moral to cheat on your wife, should you live in the middle east- you’re immoral if you show your elbows. Society dictates what is accepted as moral or not. 8 Years ago California decided it wasn’t going to condone homosexuality as a moral act- now it’s up for decision again.

Wouldn't it be great if we could all just be people, could all be treated the same by our government, and could all make the best possible choices for ourselves and our families?

I completely agree. If prop 8 passes, homosexual Californians will be treated the same by their government as heterosexual couples. Heterosexuals and homosexuals have the exact same rights, but for the homosexual community, this isn't enough- they want heterosexual acceptance of their lifestyle.

I would like to be able to make the best choices for myself- but if I work for the government I won’t have any choice- ask the firefighters that were forced to walk in the gay pride parade. Or the parents who’s kid’s got the surprise GAY day, there are no repercussions for educators for indoctrinating children with their morality… unless that form of morality mirrors Judeo-Christian ethics

The choice to teach our kids about sexuality in the time and place appropriate is gone.
The choice to not believe in homosexuality is gone.

And surely this point has already been made, whether you believe it or not--Prop 8 eliminates the right that same-sex couples in California currently have to be married.

Emily, you have the same right to be married as I do. What neither of us will have is the right to be married to a member of the same sex. What is entailed in that definition of ‘right to be married to a member of the same sex’? Does it take away the right to visit a loved one in a hospital? Does it take away the insurance benefits? Does it take away for you to have a ceremony of commitment? How does your everyday life change with the removal of the word marriage from your commitment to your partner?

Why do we care? Why do you care?

I care because I’d like to put my kids in the public school system with out worrying if their teacher will teach them about homosexuality in what they deem to see the proper light. I’d like to live in a world where if a public educator decides to indoctrinate my children with her morality- I can sue the school district. I care because I don’t want “Gay Pride Day” considered as much of a holiday as the 4th of July. To me, and my belief system it’s the same has having “Promiscuous Sex Celebration Day” in schools. I care because it is ‘a slippery slope’- California Law was already changed by one judge in 8 years and the more universally accepted homosexuality gets, the more likely those that don’t believe in it will be sued for vocalizing it.

I care because any one that works for the government is forced to accept homosexuality- the four fire fighters ordered to walk in a gay pride parade at the threat of losing their jobs, or the off-duty policeman (who is also a pastor of his church) who preached against homosexuality and was demoted by his department for “hate speech.”

Would civil union be good enough for you and your husband? Good enough for your family? No, you say? (Forgive me for speaking out of turn there.)

To be completely honest- a civil union would be fine. But, due to my faith- I got married where I got married- but if I believed homosexuality wasn’t a sin, I wouldn’t be a member of my faith, and I really would have been ok with a civil union (actually, we'd probably just be living together- but that gets into a completely different conversation).

Why is the homosexual community caught up in semantics? The rights of the couples are exactly the same. As Juliet said (referring to Romeo’s forbidden last name) “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet” Why is the wording so critical if not to provide the legal loophole to universal acceptance?

But you feel like it's alright for you to tell a whole group of people you don't know that they aren't worthy of the same treatment you are? I find that quite remarkable. I'm sorry, I'm sure you have excellent judgment in many matters, but I don't think you are in a position to decide whether or not I can be married to the person I love.

Emily, you and I do receive the exact same treatment.

There is no discrimination in this- you and I have the same rights.

No one, not me not anyone has the ‘right’ to marry the person they love. What you, I, and every one else has is the right to marry a consenting adult of the opposite sex. Just because you do not choose that to be an acceptable option, does not mean your rights have been stripped.

If everyone has the right to marry who you love, why wouldn’t three men who love each other be allowed to marry? What about polygamous marriage? What about incestuous relationships? Shouldn’t consenting adults in these types of relationships have the right to marry?

If same sex marriage is permissible because an individual has the right to marry whomever he or she loves, the only reason for prohibiting these types of extreme alternative marriages is that they are not socially acceptable. But once you accept that society has a right to limit some marriage relationships , you recognize society’s right to also define marriage in a way that benefits society as a whole.

If the definition of marriage changes, are you- or society at large- prepared to accept the consequences? Once men can marry men, and women can marry women, who is to stop a man from marrying MULTIPLE women? The same argument can be made “we love each other and we shouldn’t be denied the chance to be together. Don’t impose your morality on us.” …But soon little girls are raised to think that polygamy is okay. Teachers could teach kindergartners about the King and Queen and Queen and Queen or have polygamist week at school. Many kids from polygamist families will go on to form their own polygamist unions. Polygamy will rise throughout the US—not just in the NV, UT, and AZ border towns.

I’m not telling a whole group of people they can’t spend their life with someone they love- I’m not telling a whole group of people they can’t wear a dress or a suit or whatever they like in a ceremony committing themselves to whatever they like. I’m not telling you that your partner shouldn’t have ALL the same legal rights.

It’s ok for me to think that abortion is immoral (with the obvious exceptions) and especially late term abortions and to try to stop that from being universally accepted- it’s ok for me to think that credit card companies preying on college students is immoral- and to petition schools and governments to not permit credit card companies on college campuses. It’s ok for me to think having a half a million dollar party for top performers after getting a bail out from tax payers is immoral- and expect the government to put into play actions to stop it from happening again.

An act that society has deemed immoral (by a 53% vote in 2000) and that society decided that they don’t want to be considered one of the fundamental building blocks in society, a judge has decided that he in 2008 knows more than the voters did in 2000.

I respect your right to think that homosexuality is completely moral- I expect others to respect my right to believe it is not.

(I know my opinion is not popular- if you disagree and feel compelled to make a comment- please check the 70+ comments on the past 3 posts to make sure you're bringing something new to the conversation. If you're going to be redundant I'm going to delete your comment- this pregnant lady is tired.)

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's not about equality...'s about acceptance.

With the passing of Prop. 8 homosexuals couples in California will not be denied any rights that they currently have- homosexual couples will have the same rights as heterosexual couples.

So why do homosexual couples care whether or not they are in a civil union or in a 'marriage' if their rights do not change either way?

Because it's not about equality- it's about moral approval.

Don't believe me- this come straight from the horse's mouth:

Why Moral Approval Matters- 365GAY.COM

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One Question-

Why is it ok to teach 1st graders about homosexuality, but mention creationism in a High School classroom and you'll have a riot?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I don't want to post about this....

I've been avoiding Proposition 8.

I don't want to talk about it.

I want California to go back to the place it was when I grew up.

I want to go to Disneyland and not have to check if it's Gay Pride day first.

Supporting proposition 8 is hugely unpopular.

I would love it if the homosexual community would act as they would like to be treated.

Why is it that those that want to be looked at like everyone else think the best way to do so is to wear some neon wings and a thong in a parade?

Why is it that if I believe one thing, and I respect your right to believe something contrary that's not good enough?

Why do I have to believe what you believe?

I'm coming to grips that I may be spending the rest of my life in Texas or the South-

Proposition 8 will have a greater impact on my family and society than either of the presidential candidates will.

I've been asked to blog about proposition 8.

Thinking about it stresses me out- I'm having a hard time finding the words to explain how I and many others feel-

This is the first of a series of posts about Prop 8 that will make others angry.

I'll deal with it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Silly Utes...

U of U fans I have one question for you-

Did you cheer when BYU lost to TCU?

If so, you are a typical U of U fan, because your hatred towards BYU out weighs your love for the U of U. Also, you're showing that you probably need to re-take your Math 100 credits.

There are only 2 ranked teams left on your schedule this year- TCU and BYU.
Playing BYU was the only chance the U of U had to beat a top 10 team this year, and at the end of the season at that.

If BYU had won, and the U of U was going to cream them like all of their fans like to believe- the U of U would have ended a really great season not by just beating BYU but by beating #7- Utes- you could have been the ones to CRUSH BYU's BCS dreams! A #14 beating a #7 is better than a #14 beating a #18. You could have taken BYU's perfect schedule from them and in doing so thrust yourselves into a very legitimate BCS bid.

You lost your chance for people to stand up and take notice of the Utes this year, instead everyone is talking about TCU for a BCS bid- not you.

You had a chance to beat a top ten team, you had the chance to crush the spirit of BYU- and when you lost that chance, you cheered.

Silly Utes, now BYU has the opportunity to crush your dreams, and not the other way around.

Election Year Brings Out the Stupid

Yesterday in the airport while standing in line to board an airplane, CNN was playing over head- the girl next to me- probably 23 says to her boyfriend:

Girl: Dude what's with McCain's face?
Dude: I know- it's like paralyzed and stuff- what a freak!
Kory: That's what cancer will do you.
Girl: Yeah, and being old.
Kory: Yeah, and having your jaw broken by the Vietcong in a concentration camp.
Girl: Like that qualifies someone to be president.
Kory: No, but it qualifies someone to have a messed up face.
Girl- under her breath: I'd still like to punch him in the face.

That's when I realized that the person next to me wasn't just uninformed- she was an idiot.

Here's the question:
Do people get more stupid during an election year or does the election just magnify stupidity? I look at how supporters on both sides of the camp are acting and I have to wonder- do these stupid people really walk among us? And not only that- how much of this stupidity are we willing to put up with in our fellow man?

Are we willing when someone makes a degrading comment about Sarah Palin to stand up to them? Or will we sit by and let them sound off because we don't like Palin? When someone speaks of Obama and are way off base will inform the individual of the truth even though we disagree with Obama's policy? And if we let people say ignorant and stupid things while remaining silent- are we just as bad?

Flashback Friday- Biff

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Proof that Hollywood Thinks We're Stupid

Don't watch the full 5 minutes, I could barely stand the first 30 seconds.

Seriously? It's like all of the 'cool kids' got together and decided to peer pressure American into voting. This ad treats the viewer like they are an idiot.

This wreaks of Hollywood condescension- Jennifer Aniston can afford to care about the Polar Bears, but at the moment, I'm just trying to figure out if I'm going to have a job a year from now.

Hollywood may have a valid reason to think we're a bunch of mindless nitwits- afterall Beverly Hills Chihuahua is #1 in the box office.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Best 1/2 Hour of TV of 2008

There are probably only 5 people in the US that missed last night's SNL Thursday edition of weekend update. As one of them was my husband, I figured there's a good chance that one the blog's 8 readers may have missed it as well.

It could be that I was home by myself, or that I had watched a very disappointing episode of Kath & Kim- but I have never laughed in front of the tv the way I laughed through out the entire 1/2 hour. From the opening debate spoof which you can see at to the very end- I think this was the first time EVER that an entire episode of SNL kept me laughing- granted it was only 30 minutes.

At the end of the following segment I burst out in spontaneous applause. Too bad SNL is only awesome every 4 years.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Woman in the Men's Room

If there is a line for the ladies restroom, and no one is in the men's room- I'll use it. This is easier done if it's a one stall/one room bathroom but when it's multi-stalled sometimes I get trapped and have to wait for all the men to leave before I'll exit. Either way I get relief far earlier than if I had waited in line with the women.

That's not really what I want to talk about, it just works with the title of this post. I'm currently dealing with a different kind of men's room. I work in a male dominated industry, and I like it. I've figured out how to connect with men of all ages, and connect with the women that I need to- but I have to be very particular about how it is done. I take pride in being the only female rep for my company in 3 states.

Being 6 months pregnant has changed the game. I use to wear glasses because they made me look more intelligent to men and less threatening to women. I figured pregnancy would cover the less threatening aspect- but little did I realize that pregnancy would also bring down my credibility.

Granted with people that already know me, the pregnancy has been a huge bonus- but if walking into the men's world as a woman was tough, doing it as a pregnant woman is nearly impossible. The pregnancy almost puts me immediately behind the 8 ball. I feel like to compensate for the pregnancy I have to kill my personality and become all business- which is quite the challenge.

What is it about a pregnant woman that makes her less creditable? Am I the only one who has experienced this?


October 08, 2008
Dear Kory,

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*Visit to learn more about this benefit and for a complete list of Companion Pass rules.

I have been working for this all year! Woo Hoo! Brent flies with me free whenever I fly, even if I'm using a free ticket! Eat it Delta!

Friday, October 3, 2008

KoryCare- Revisited

I want to make a slight addendum to my health care program: I think I've found some middle ground in this debate.

It's no secret that socialized health care would be a disaster- but people in extreme circumstances need help. Hence I propose the federally managed health disaster insurance- it's extended to those that have had extreme misfortune befall them.

The nationalized medical program would not cover dental (unless it's a form of cancer), or regular health issues- people need to pay for those themselves, it's a part of life- but the kind of disease that can debilitate a person, their finances and their family should be insured.

I don't know anyone that would argue with paying money into a National Health Care plan that assisted with severely stricken patients. Especially since none of us knows when we might become one of them.

Flash Back Friday- Richard Simmons

I have a mild infatuation with Richard Simmons- maybe it was those prepubescent years that I spent Sweatin' to the Oldies (my sisters and I have the first tape memorized- you should see the three of us do the routine to Big Girls Don't Cry which now that I think of it, whoever decided to put Big Girls Don't Cry on a workout tape was seriously disturbed.)

Every time I see Mr. Simmons I smile, apparently advertisers know this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tis Better to Owe than to Receive

When the gentleman sitting next to me found out I majored in International Economics-he asked what I thought of the current state of wall street. I have many an opinion of the bail out- but my specialty is practical day to day econ. How economics affects the little decisions you make every day- ie cost per wear.

He wasn't familiar with the concept of time value of money - a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow. A dollar today is worth a great deal more than a dollar a year from now. And this is where I was able to give him one piece of solid financial advice.

In tax season it is better to owe the government than to be owed. If you receive a tax refund- you lost, the more you owe, the more you win. Most Americans don't think that way.

Let me explain: If you get back from the government $1,000- then the government borrowed $1,000 from you for a year with out paying you any interest. If you owe the government $1,000 then you borrowed $1,000 from the government for a year with out having to pay any interest. If you took that $1,000 and put it in the bank and saved it because you knew you were going to use it to pay taxes, and got paid 3% interest for the year, then in the end you made $30.

Not only that it is better for you to have that $1,000 today rather than in April because that $1,000 is worth a lot more today.

This requires you to have some self control and methodically put aside money each month for taxes, but it is much better for you to be getting paid interest on your money than the government. It is better for you to have your money today, than tomorrow. Go maximize your exemptions, and if you get money back from the government in April, instead of thinking you won, realize- you lost.

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Favorite Part of this Election Year- Bill

Bill has added some serious entertainment value to the election. I look forward to hearing him speak. Who'd have thunk?!

Bill defending it.

"Would you have said you think McCain will win?"
"No because I'm a loyal democrat."


Here- let me hand you the perfect opportunity to slam Palin with an audience that hates her and see what you can do with it Bill.

Of course, no one nailed it better than SNL-

Friday, September 19, 2008

Money Where Your Mouth Is...

Further evidence that Democrats love being generous with everyone else's money aside form their own:

John McCain consistently donates between 18-24% of his income to charity

Barack Obama donates 5% of income to charity.

And the Whammy- Joe Biden gives under 1% of his income to charity.

I'm not debating amounts here, I'm debating percentages.

Also Utah, quite possibly the Redest state in the nation is the most charitable. Indeed the predominately conservative mid-west and the south out give the coasts. Funny how those narrow minded red-necked republicans clinging to their guns and their religion are more charitable than the wealthier and more liberal coasts-screaming for wealth redistribution.

Why aren't politicians favoring the re-distribution of wealth the first to live it? Same goes for those highly liberal coasts. I mean, if it's such a sound policy why aren't they doing so voluntarily?

(Palin was only omitted because I couldn't find anything in a 5 minute google search.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Femisim is dead in the Booher house

Brent in a stern but playful voice: Kory, you’ve been blogging about politics again

Kory: I only posted videos

Brent: And?

K: And what?

B: You responded to comments.

K: But I had to, people are wrong.

B: I don’t want you talking about politics anymore it stress you out.

K: But I can’t handle the hypocrisy!

B: Exactly, you can’t handle it and neither can the baby- the baby is more important than politics

K: But I read on CNN today…

B: No more, no more political blogs, no more news, and no more feminism & Palin

K: If I’m not reading the news what should I be reading?

Brent stops for ½ a second, thinks and then replies

B: You should be reading about baby stuff.

K: Baby stuff?

B: Yes you should be reading up on the baby.

Kory erupts in uncontrollable laughter, nearly falling off her chair where in between breaths she says ‘the irony!’

Brent sits and smiles.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The sunny side of being the size of a tank

Pregnant people don't complain nearly enough, I had no idea how bad pregnancy was before I got into it. But yesterday I started to look at the brighter side of being pregnant- and here are the top ten good things (not just the top ten but the only ten) about being pregnant.

1. I'm consistently told how cute I look- Who knew that putting on 35 lbs would get me more compliments than I've experienced in my entire life?

2. I can be rude and moderately cranky and people just smile.

3. I have an instant conversation piece with everyone I meet.

4. In a crowded room, or rental car bus, someone always offers their seat to me, and I don't feel remotely bad about taking it.

5. I could care less what size is on clothing labels- if it fits, I'm in.

6. I have someone with me all the time I can talk to (she doesn't respond much be we have very stimulating conversations)

7. My due date moved up so there is a good chance she could be born in 2008- hello tax benefits!

8. I can bail out of almost anything I don't want to do with the excuse of feeling tired or not feeling well. (This would be more advantageous if that wasn't the truth 99% of the time)

9. Guilt Free eating. If I feel compelled to eat something it must be because the baby desperately needs the nutrients in white mint chocolate chip ice cream.

10. I've eaten more doughnuts in the past 5 months than I've eaten in the past 5 years (that being a grand total of 4)

Friday, September 12, 2008

What's in Your Baby's Mouth?

A friend was concerned when he learned about the high level of lead going into his new baby's mouth. He decided he wanted to make a teething toy that was made out of hospital grade plastic. If it's not safe for a dentist to put in a patient's mouth, he didn't want it in his daughter's mouth.

His mother is a pediatrician and said there wasn't a functional teething toy on the market, she designed the toy to be easy to grab and easy to chew.

He is a brilliant artist and sculptor, putting his artistic background to use he started his own toy company called Dano2. Making designer baby toys. They've already generated quite a buzz and next week they'll be featured in Pregnancy magazine.

It's the only teething toy on the market that is made in the USA- out of FDA approved medical grade plastic. They have other products hitting the market later on this year.

As a soon to be mommy I naively assumed what ever is on the shelf is safe for my kids. Thanks to the shlew of product recallsI learned I was wrong.

If you're have children, are going to have children or want something unique, cool and functional to give as a baby present- check out Dano2

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Speaking with Forked Tonge

When my blog friend posted this- I knew it tongue in cheek so far out there that there is no way it could be taken seriously.

It's the kind of thing you can joke about at a dinner party, not say on the house floor.

Now let's get back to calling those Republicans religious zealots.

The Question That No One is Asking Biden...

Why hasn't a single reporter asked Senator Biden, "If Hillary Clinton would have been the better pick for VP, why wasn't she picked?"

Monday, September 8, 2008

What Do You Think?

Which is more dangerous: someone that preaches evil (I'll leave evil up to your own interpretation) 100% of the time or an individual that preaches good 90% of the time, and evil 10% of the time?

If a person does good, merely to promote themselves- if they make money from altruism- is the good they do is as much value as those that may do less good, but do it with out personal profit?

Which is of more value to humanity- the person who gives a great deal to charity, but it requires no personal sacrifice, or the person who gives much less to charity- but at great personal sacrifice?

Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, than not to do it at all?

(This isn't some random personality test, nor is it a trick question, just some things I've been thinking about and wanting to discuss- and since I work from home and all my friends live in the computer- I'm asking you)

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Baby Hates Politics

I'm throwing down my boxing gloves and stepping out of the Palin ring. Work has become increasingly intense, and my compulsion to defend Sarah Palin at every side has added to my stress level. Stress apparently makes the baby mad- yesterday morning I got sick for the first time in months.

While I'm trying to take a short break, others are fighting the Palin fight for me. Check out:

The Wall Street Journal: This is why Republicans Love Palin

My cousin Dave at : Sarah Palin is a big meanie

A Feminist Blog (that is promoting a new kind of feminism): Two Speeches, Two Standards

And for my 3 liberal readers try The Reclusive Leftist (mom, don't click on the link, the language is pretty foul, but I like the content)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Feminists- Conservatives Need Not Apply

I was surprised to see how many people had an opinion of Palin after hearing only a few news stories. I wasn’t surprised that it was women that made the quickest most broadswept judgements, on the smallest bits of information.

Women are uber critical of other women. They’ll put up with flaws in men, they’ll make excuses for a man but when it comes to another woman- they’re brutal.

The women that you would think should be the least critical of Palin, and the most likely to try to think the best of their sister is the Feminist. Instead I have found the majority of the self-proclaimed feminists are acting like high school juniors that found out that their best friend’s boyfriend asked someone else to the prom. Catty & nasty- “she could never be Hillary” “who does she think she is” “she only got the job because she’s a woman” “McCain didn’t even talk to her for more than 15 minutes” “You think just because she’s a woman she’ll get my vote?” “She just had a baby shouldn’t she be home nursing” “Did she even think about how her 17 year old daughter would feel?” “Her family is going to suffer for her job” on and on and on.

Because Palin doesn't conform to their liberal ideas- she’s no feminist. She’s not a feminist because she thinks a baby with down syndrome have just as much a right to life as a baby with out disabilities. She’s not a feminist because she believes that marriage is a sacred entity between man and woman. She’s not a feminist because she knows the average American cannot afford a Hybrid car, and we need to drill until we find affordable renewable resources. She’s not a feminist because she doesn’t conform to the left wing political thought. She’s not a feminist because she’s a conservative.

I may read the Economist, talk politics and shove the idea of college and a career down the throat of every 14 year old girl I meet. I may work in male dominated industries. I may have pushed my co-worker to become the second female manager in a multi-billion dollar company. I may have a husband who does all the cooking and cleaning. But don’t you dare call me a feminist- I'm not that narrow minded.

Monday, September 1, 2008

My husband has a man crush on Mike Rowe

Brent has a man crush on a number of men, and today being labor day- and the Discovery Channel Dirty Jobs Marathon, it seemed fit to blog about a man my husband and I both love- Mike Rowe.

His 'Brown Before Green' episode was GENIUS. (I wish I could have found a clip)The show focused on how the planet is being saved not by people that lecture, not by movie stars, not by volunteers but by men and women that have found a way to make a profit from recycling and helping mother earth.

The thing that we love most about Mr.Rowe is his obvious respect for the people who do these filthy jobs every day.

He's manly, he's funny, bright, self-depricating, and isn't afraid of hard, dirty work.

I'd vote for Mike Rowe for president.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I Have Respect for Laura Croft?

She stole another woman’s husband, she made out with her brother, she cut herself with knives, she hung a vial of her husband’s blood around her neck, Angelina Jolie was borderline commitable and now, I’m starting to like her.

Adopt few African babies and become a UN ambassador is all it takes for America to forget that you were a B list looney toon actress, and after stealing Brad Pitt she propelled into stardom. I still thought the woman was crazy- ridiculously good looking yes, but crazy.

Then came her piece in the Washington Post and I was refreshed, enlightened and I started to LIKE Angelina Jolie. Could it be that Mrs. Smith has depth? She had an opinion that was not popular, it was not Hollywood, it was her own.

Hollywood lining up to back Barack Obama (and since when did we start to value an actor’s political opinion? They aren’t great political scientists, they don’t have volumes of education, they don’t spend their days making the world a better place, they ACT!) Jolie hasn’t thrown in her 10 cents yet. I respect that. She apparently doesn’t jump on a band wagon- and now I admire her.

I saw a video of John Mayer talking about Ron Paul, and suddenly I started to like him too. I still can’t listen to his music (Seriously, You’re body is a wonderland. What a terrible song! Now, your personality is a wonderland I could seriously get into) but I don’t despise the man.

I saw Pennon Glen Beck (I love Glenn Beck) and was pleasantly surprised that this entrenched in Hollywood atheist would be so clear thinking. I saw a video he had done a few years back and now I really like this libertarian.

In Hollywood it’s easy to pick a candidate- they just find the candidate they think is the most ‘enlightened’ and support them- you can afford to support enlightened candidates when you’re rich. When you're rich you don't really have to pay attention to the details, it's not like you're not going to be able to feed your kids. When you’re one of the little people working the 9-5 you start to have to look at things like experience, how much their plans are going to cost you, and when these new eco-friendly ideas will become affordable for the masses.

Hollywood still is full of basic human greed- if it affects their lifestyle they’ll have none of it example: Bleeding Heart Susan Surandon not wanting a hospital in her neighborhood to expand because it would ‘compromise the neighborhood’ (in other words- help the needy in someone else’s back yard) But when you're uber rich, very little is going to change the way you live life so you can afford to jump on the bandwagon of enlightement.

Which brings me back to Angelina Jolie- She is indeed her own person, I may not like her movies, and she may have been crazy as hell at one point in her life- but I guess it takes a bit of crazy to hold an original and unpopular opinion in Hollywood.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Flash Back Friday: Ten Million Strong

My new OB is WONDERFUL for many reasons, not the least of which is he told me I no longer had to take the Pre-Natal Foot-Mouth Vitamins and I could take these:

This brand of vitamins is older than I am. Who would have thought that Flinstones Vitamins would stand the test of time? Is there any other cartoon themed item that has lasted as long as the Flinstone Vitamin? I guess that's what happens when your advertising plan is built on bedrock.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Hypocracy from Hollywood

So Roseanne Barr has decided that the best way to put herself back in the news is go after the golden ones:

jon voight your evil spawn angelina jolie and her vacuous hubby brad pitt make about forty million dollars a year in violent psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more.

Really, should Rosanne Barr be criticising anyone for consuming anything? (just sayin')

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Flash Back Friday: Aaaay!

I know, it's Tuesday- but I couldn't wait until Friday- and I couldn't very well make it Flash Back TUESDAY- who can ignore the opporutnity for alliteration?

Milwaukee doesn't have much to put them on the map- aside from two of the GREATEST TELEVISION SHOWS of ALL TIME!

And today, they immortalized the king of cool- Arthur Fonzerelli.

Other characters of television I'd like to see in bronze- Dr. Huxtable, Mr.T, and Buster Bluth.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Who spends $500 on a Vacuum?

Apparently, we do.

Have you seen a man drool over a vacuum? When we found a $400 credit to Bed Bath and Beyond there was absolutely no doubt as to what Brent wanted that money to go towards- and as I can't think of a thing I want from BB&B- we payed the difference and got a Dyson. Not the $350 dollar dyson,oh no, we need the grand master of all vacuums (luckily BB&B doesn't sell their highest end vacuums).

I thought it was a ridiculous waste of money- until I saw how much dirt it sucked up out of the carpet we vacuumed a week ago. With a 5 year warranty, and the ability to suck every last ounce of dirt out of the carpet- I have to say- it has earned a place on the Fabulous Item of the Week Category.

I still think anyone spending $500 on a vacuum is crazy- but if you happen to have a $400 credit laying around- for $100 it was a deal!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sugar and Spice....

All the months of sickness, and putting on 28 LBS in 18 weeks was all worth it for that ultrasound which has to be the coolest thing I've ever seen.

Brent was like a deer in the headlights looking at the screen, it finally became very real. It was awesome.

It's official, we're having a girl! Is it weird to post my ultrasound pictures? I don't think it's as bad as the woman who posted her art made with the placenta.

I think these are the most beautiful picutres, I can't stop looking at them!

In the first one she's looking right at us, you can see her skull and eyeballs.
The second is a profile shot, she's opening her mouth, and in the last you can see her little arms, hands and legs.

Now it's coming up with a name, this little site proved some help- baby name genie.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pregnancy Widsom from the Nail Lady

Conversation with the Asian nail lady:

NL: Are you having girl or boy?

Kory: I don't know, I really want a boy but I think I'm having a girl

NL: You don't think that. Have positive thoughts, you think you have a boy you have boy, you think you have girl, you'll have girl.

Kory: I wish it is that easy

NL: No, your mind very strong. Your mind control sex of the baby, you want a boy and but think you have a girl, your baby will come out confused.

Kory: My baby will be homosexual?

NL: Yes, you have homosexual baby. You need to think one thought BOY or Girl- not two.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Beware of the Frosting

A friend was depressed because he was infatuated with a certain girl for years and when he finally got to talking to her on the phone, her personality was so lacking he didn't bother asking her out. He said this was a perpetual problem of his, the girls he went out with all tended to be self centered, image absorbed and shallow.

I asked him to describe the girls he typically asked out and you can guess what they looked like and how they dressed. My answer was, "What do you expect?" Next time you see a girl with anorexia and implants sporting a designer purse and wearing clothing that's too tight remember what her personality is going to be like and you'll suddenly no longer be attracted to her.

Then I told him the allegory of the cakes:

You have two cakes, one was purchased from Albertons or which ever grocery store, and it's covered with pink flowers and frosting.

The second is a homemade chocolate cake, where the frosting isn't quite perfect.

Which cake is more attractive to you? Which cake do you want to eat? The homemade cake naturally, because you know it tastes good, and hence it has become more attractive. You see the heavily frosted cake and think, "Woa, that's a lot of frosting, I don't want to be eating that." The cake which someone has put so much effort into looking good becomes unattractive.

What's interesting are those continue to buy the overly frosted cake and then are surprised when it tastes like frosting.

This is not to say that attractive people aren't interesting- it's the heavily FROSTED people that you have to worry about. Tanning, excessive time at the gym, highlights (especially DUDES with highlights) way too well dressed. If a guy could dress REALLY well, I wasn't interested. Men especially need to beware of dating the frosting, once they marry a well frosted lady, guess who's going to be paying for the frosting.

The New Face of Politics is getting old.

Pregnant,tired, lazy on the road for work, I like to watch tv. Last night I clicked from channel to channel and one face kept popping up- this guy:

I have never seen one face so prolific on television- from NBC to CNN to FOX, even local Las Vegas News, all I heard was Obama Obama Obama. The last time I remember this kind of exposure was the OJ Simpson Trial.

Part of me wanted to listen, part of me thought I SHOULD listen, but after seeing the face plastered all over the airport thanks to his cover on People Magazine and Businessweek - I can't listen to "Hope and Change" with out yelling at the ridiculous reporters which don't ask follow up questions about execution, funding or studies that back up his claims. So instead I chose to watch some terrible ABC family movie until I was ready for bed. The new face of politics is taking on the same sentiments as that song you once liked but got so over played you now cringe when it comes on the radio. Looks like I'm not alone- apparently the majority of the country is starting to suffer from Obama Overload The media shows no signs of slowing- this could be the best thing that happened to McCain.

Thanks to Adam for the video