13 February 2011

Over Under

Maybe I have been listening to too many podcasts about sports that all eventually talk about gambling, but last week in church I could not help but let my mind wander to other things. So I came up with a betting table for sacrament meeting. For example: I could be the bookie arranging bets on Fast Sunday. You could bet against the odds on whether someone was going to be the one to bear or not. I would arrange an over under for the ending time. Which reminds me, Eli asked me about Fast Sunday, and at the end of my best five-year-old explanation, he asked which one was ‘slow’ Sunday? I told him the third Sunday, High Council Week.

Our house really likes The Office. When the opening jingle plays, the kids stop what they are doing, run to the sound, and watch intently until it is over. An episode around Halloween really disappointed me though. In the episode, Michael goes to a website called monsters.com. The website has all kinds of roars, screams, and other monster sounds that he plays around with. Well, I went to monsters.com and it is nothing like it was portrayed on the show. I was so sad. I really wanted to get some monster sounds. This is one of my disappointments in life: Not enough websites with monster sounds.

Update wise: all is status quo. I am really eager to get out of winter this year. Rebecca is every year. The kids don’t care either way. I feel like I write this exact thing every February. One of you ambitious readers can go back and look at past posts and let me know. Once Groundhog Day passes, it drags until baseball gets going full speed at the end of March. March 21 cannot come quickly enough.