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Lazy Cop Out Post

Things I love:

1) Warm weather (people laugh when we say a main reason we picked Texas was because it had mild winters, but I assure you we are completely serious. I am dreading being cold all through Christmas in Utah and loving that I can still go get the mail in flip-flops in Texas).

2) A nice soft bed. I have no problems sleeping, despite spending much of the last few years surrounded by people who cannot sleep. Because I have no stress about whether or not I will be able to fall asleep, I savor the five to ten minutes I spend snuggled up with my pillow and comforter before I drift off.

3) Finding new blogs. Kayla asked me the other day how many blogs I read and I told her I am subscribed to 125 in Google Reader (and I read another 10 or so private ones). Her response has been playing on repeat in my mind all weekend: “I gave a little giggle of unbelief at the 125 blogs. That is…wow. Just..wow.” She is very funny. And she ought to not live in Arizona because that is far away (but warm, so I give her points for that). Anyway, I love finding new blogs to read/stalk because, well, I like pretend friends. Enough said, I think.

4) Non-stale donuts. Guess why I am thinking about that? Because I just ate half of a quite stale donut. And I wept for the 89 cents that will never return to me.

5) Cemeteries. Is this weird? I love walking through them and looking at the headstones, even if there is no one famous or related to me there.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Sherry November 11, 2007 at 3:44 am

    Just another point in my argument that if you started doing genealogy, you would love it. I mean, cemeteries! Really?!!!

  • Reply Douglas H. November 11, 2007 at 4:28 am

    So this is what it looks like when you’re being lazy. Wow.

  • Reply Karen November 11, 2007 at 4:34 am

    I’m with you on the headstones. They can be quite fascinating. And don’t worry, I think you can keep warm even in Utah–who knows, we may even turn up the heat some.

  • Reply Ralphie November 11, 2007 at 5:34 am

    I have a deep love for semitaries too. I want to talk in a whisper and walk slowly when I am in one. And although most of the people buried in them where saddened by the fact that they didn’t do something profound and lasting in society, their quiet lives are morned by the legacy they left behind. I think that’s what facinates me the most. So many loved ones lied to rest.

  • Reply Beck Family November 11, 2007 at 5:42 am

    I’m confused about the 125 blogs, do you subscribe to people youdon’t know?

  • Reply TheMoncurs November 11, 2007 at 6:58 am

    I giggled again when I read 125. That is so..beyond my comprehension. I am in awe of your blog reading powers.

  • Reply Anonymous November 11, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    I’m with Sherry about the genealogy. Genealogy is a definite (sp?) must – even if someone has already done it for you. There are errors to fix, new records available to the public, pictures to find and add, and new generations to fill in. Plus no amount of looking at what someone else has done will give you the satisfaction or connection with your direct ancestors and their families as “finding” them yourself.

    As for cemetaries – I love to read the headstones and wonder about the people. The quiet is bissful, but not threatening.

  • Reply Anonymous November 11, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Added comments from last message – Firstly, sorry for misspelling cemeteries.

    Secondly, as to genealogy – because of your college major and your wonderful way with words, you would be so good at adding the human touch to what is usually just a list or chart of names and dates – such as adding the anecdotes, family lore, living conditions and historical facts of what was going on in the world at the time the person was alive. I’m assuming you know how to research. You can spell, and you (usually :)) use excellent grammar.

  • Reply Alison November 11, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Hi, I’m a totally random person, and I really enjoy your blog.

  • Reply Chelsea November 12, 2007 at 2:54 am

    I love reading your blogs. They are always very entertaining. Based on the comments on all your blogs I think you heave tons of friends! I’m jealous of your warm weather! Miss you!

  • Reply ambrosia ananas November 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    I like older cemetaries where the headstones are interesting shapes and sometimes individual plots have their own fences.

  • Reply Megs November 14, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I love cemeteries also. It’s weird, but so cool.

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