Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Requirement # 403 for future husband.......

So today Kara and I have been getting ready to go to Minnisota tomorrow night. With me, im packing for another trip thats back to back, but more on that later.....
Kara and i were home alone and our parents left us raw hamburger pattys to cook on the stove. Easy, right? WRONG!!!!!
Kara sent me out to make our burgers, so i got to work putting the pattys in the pan and throughly washing my hands after touching the meat (i've been watching a ton of Chopped lately, and people have been getting in trouble for cross-contamination and i didnt want to get kara or i sick) and proceded to cook the meat.
 When i thought the meat was cook perfectly, i took it out of the pan ( it was nice and brown on the outside!) and cut them in half. To my surprise, the middle was COMPLETELY RAW!! not like rare, but raw raw raw. Ew.
So problem solved, just put the halfs back in the pan. Simple!
So i cooked them for a little longer till i was for sure they were done. I put them on a plate and brought them to Kara.
I knew something was wrong when she smelled them and kinda made a face..... I smelled them and they did kinda smell funny. Great. Kara told me to take a bite to be sure. I took a bite and it tasted NASTY!!!!

It may look ok, but dont let it fool you!!

I have absolutly no idea how in the world the soap i washed my hands with got in the meat, but i sure tased like it. There went two perfectly good hamburgers.
Though, being a big sister and all, Kara stepped up and made us another supper. Hot dogs. I love big sisters.......

SO, furture husband, if you are reading this, youd better know how to grill/ cook meat ( even better, a chef) cause, i sure dont!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Today Kara and i had State Speech. I had one entry and Kara had two. I was really nervous, but i was SUPER excited. My entry was called- Puberty- The Game Show. Its a game show about two kids "growing up". Im Babs the "producer" and lets say, personally speaking, i have the hardest part 1. because i have the very first line in the script 2. i have to be SUPER energetic and 3. everyone holds me accountable for the quality of the show ( im not sure why they depend on me, because i dont mind it, only if theyd stop being pessimistics) Well its crazy funny, it has adds and everything. Hilarious. Kara's I'll her tell you what hers were about.
SO, at districts, we did good, but we were really shaky. Thats because we had never really practiced in front of a real crowd and werent sure what was going to happen.Though dont worry because we made it to state.
That brings us to today. Since there is a huge snowstorm that made is way to Iowa, 8 schools weren't able to come because they couldn't because of the snow. That threw everything out of wack. If one of the eight schools were above you in the schedule, your group had to move up to the empty spot. So long story short, my group went about 2 hours early. Bleck.
When we performed, we did really well. Tons better than before. Sadly though, a few people we a little pessimistic about it, but i was not.
After about two hours after we performed, i went to look at the results ( for like the millionth time) and i saw something that i never wouldnt think we would have gotten. We got ............................ THREE ONES!!!!! For the people who dont know what that means, let me explain. If you get three ones then you have the chance of going to All-State. For those of you who know nothing of speech or anything like it,  All- State is a HUGE deal. Like HUGE!! For  group of Freshmen kids, thats like a HUGE HUGE HUGE deal!!!!!!!!!!
So, now we have to wait two more weeks until we find out who made it to All- State.
So until then i have my fingers crossed double times, because it would mean a ton if i made it.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

No White Christmas

So im a little upset about the fact that our grass is still partially green! Hello, its a week till Christmas, and this whole year, we have only gotten 2 inches of snow!! that stuff stayed around for at max 2 days. Not cool.
This is our backyard

This is the side of the house
 THE GRASS IS GREEN!! it supposed to be white!

This is what a creek around our neighborhood looked like two years
ago, now i have a feeling that the creek still has running water in it.
This was what our backyard looked like a couple years ago.
A three- five foot snow drift covered our whole backyard 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Crazy Fun

Oh My Word!!!!!!
Tonight I had SOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOO much fun. Like crazy fun, so much i didnt want to leave.

Now i bet you all are thinking, now what would she be doing that would be that much fun on a school night? Well that my friends is going to DMU tonight for another one of my awesome classes. So last time i went, i went to the cadavar lab and got to hold human organs. ( i will stop with the info for all you squeemish people) Then this week, I got to be a surgeon!!!!
So i learned how to scrub in, ( i think that my arms/hands are the cleanist they have ever been in a long time!!) how to do everything correctly, and how to put all the stuff on.
After that area, we went to this lab where we learned how to intubate people. Man that takes tons of muscle!!! Like tons. Lets just say i didnt have enough of muscle, cause the tube went to the stomach rather than the lungs....... oops! After everyone was done "practicing" the med student wanted to show off on how fast he could do it. So we timed him. It took 9 seconds. Well then we thought that that was way to easy for him, so we made a "stressful situation" in other words we started screaming, making a bunch of noise, and shaking the dummy. That took him around 12 seconds to do. Still impressive.
After the intubation, we went to ultra-sound. ( yes i know thats a huge jump) and got to look at this other med students organs ( well minus the right kidney and including the heart).  It was so interesting.
Sadly, it ended WAY WAY to soon. But it was crazy fun.
So after people read this, can anyone guess where i want to go for college?

I would have pics, but i think that i look extremely horrible in surgery stuff, so im not putting the pic of me in it. If you know what it looks like, imagine me in it. That will work.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Little things in life.....

Oh my word, my last post was in October!!!!!! That's not good. Well my life has been hectic and boring at the same time, for example I, more like my whole entire family had a HUGE Thanksgiving / Christmas party. ( I'll tell you more about that when I get some pics from people who were there Anyways, this post is not to make up excuses, so let's get to the real reason I'm writing, and find out what the title means. WELL, yesterday (Saturday) I was planning on getting my driving permit with a friend together, except, we couldn't find my social security number, or my birth certificate. If anyone has gotten a permit/ license, you know those are two of the most important things that you need, and without them, you can't get too far in the permit process. Now most people would be so happy that they couldn't get their permit because they don't want to, but I'm the total opposite, I REALLY want my permit really badly. So when we couldn't go, I was REALLY mad. It was kinda good that my friend failed the test, so we still have a chance to go together, (and we have a reward if we both pass the test! Her dad will take us to Orange Leaf!! I love Orange Leaf) but I had been looking to this day for a really long while. It's like being so close to something that you really want, but being an inch away from it, and then it falling and breaking.... ( I know, I come up with odd examples when I'm mad). Then I was planning on getting my hair cut also, because my hair was almost 4 inches over-due. I really really like TSPA in Ames, sure most the time it smells like 200 people are getting their hair permed at the same time sometimes, but it's what you get for going to a salon college. The people are really nice and they do a good job, even though it takes almost an hour or so to get your hair cut, but again, that's what you get when you go to a college. Now Kara and I are the only ones in my family that like TSPA, that's because there's a Great Clips about five miles away that everyone else likes. Now I don't hold grudges very much, but I still am holding a grudge thats almost a year old. The grudge is that they dont pay attention to what they are doing, because they are spending their time trying to convince you to buy their product or get layers ( I've been asked almost 5 times once if I was sure I didn't want layers, I THINK I WOULD KNOW IF I WANT LAYERS OR NOT!!!!) and they really don't have an reason to cut your hair nicely, now at TSPA they do, everyone's hair they cut is an assignment, if they don't get the haircut right, they didn't do the assignment right, resulting in a bad grade or something like that, now I have auctually gotten a really bad hair cut once, and boy was I not happy. Now if you are reading this and you go to Great Clips, and you really like them, good, if they are doing what you want them to do, don't stop going. Now continuing on, I was still getting my hair cut, but then I found out that I had to go to Great Clips (grrrrrrrrrrr) but I really needed a haircut, so I had to go. Surprisingly, the lady did a pretty good job. Well that made me a bit happier, but i was still really mad. Then we went to Sally Hansons beauty supply store, and looked around, we found this really cool looking nail polish that was on clearence, but for some weird reason, we didn't pick it up. ( grrrrrr) then Kara REALLY wanted to go look at Jo Ann's fabric, I'm not sure why, but I went with her, only to start ranting (quietly) about how stupid people were when they give you a HUGE range of prices, for example, $4.99 - $13.99 , hello people,thats a $9 difference!!! Also, I was ranting about why they try to sell you something, if they know it doesn't even work. After I finally convinced her to go, we left. Next we went to Lowes. There we needed paint and storage boxes ( so my dad could start finding all the important information of mine) well it just so happens that the storage boxes are in the same asle as plug in air fresheners. I love anything that makes the air smell yummy. So I told Kara that we need to get a new refill for our room. I thought that she was going to say no, and at first she did, but the. Changed her mind about it and sent me at get a "holiday" scented one. Well that's cinnamon apple, so I picked one up, and checked out. That made me a ton happier, and then when we got home I quickly plugged it in, and oh boy, did. I love it. It smells almost like we're baking something really really yummy, and do I love it. So now if you've stayed with me through this whole blog post, you will see how the little things make me really happy, like a pretty good haircut and an air freshener that makes me really happy.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Are your crayons dull?

Evan has a HUGE container of crayons, like HUGE.
This is a plastic shoe box, there are only a few duplicates of colors.
There are used alot. So most of them are dull. Sure, if you buy the big box of crayons (like he did) they give you a crayon sharpener in the shape of their masoct. But that doesnt sharpen them very well. So I found something that works a ton better, and its a ton faster!

Thats right, a pencil sharpener!
Though it has to fit those huge ones.




It works great!

Now whenever you have a dull crayon, all you have to do is grab your pencil sharpener, do a couple turns, then you have a shapr crayon agian!

I feel smart.

The Best Kind of Parties......

Yep! Buttery Rounds, honey roasted peanuts,animal crackers, and this!
I absolutly love the person who came up with this!!!
Kisses, Reese's AND Rolo's? Oh, i'm happy!