Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rock Stars

I saw an Intel commercial on TV today that made me laugh. I'm not sure how I feel about the vocalized Intel theme at the end; but, other than that, I think they nailed it.

And, at the risk of sounding super nerdy, a funny thing happened in my tax class right after I had seen this commercial. My tax professor was talking about a new accounting rule called FAS 109 and was stressing the importance of understanding the concepts and how they're hard for a lot of people to grasp. 

"In fact," he said, "your book says that the people that are excelling with FAS 109 are considered the rock stars of accounting." He paused and then started laughing. "Yeah, I wouldn't go that far. I went to an Eagle's concert this last Saturday and they were the real rock stars. They looked like they were having loads of fun. I guarantee you'll never have as much fun doing FAS 109 work, but you'll still be in high demand."

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Crashing the Relief Society Pancake Social

As I was walking home from church today, a girl in my ward told me she was making pancakes for a bunch of people at her apartment about an hour after church finished. She came over to my apartment a few minutes later to see if she could borrow a pan. At this point, I decided I could hardly wait until 1:30 when the pancake social was scheduled to start. So, I took a quick power nap to pass the time and then moseyed my way over to her apartment to eat.

What she didn't tell me, was that it was the Relief Society Pancake Social! Imagine my surprise, as I walked around the corner to her apartment patio and saw a bunch of girls lined up to get pancakes.

"Hmmm...that's weird," I thought. "It must just be because it's an apartment complex full of girls. Either that or–"

"Wait a minute!" And then it struck me. "Free food, no guys, something's wrong!"

A half-second later the relief society president looked at me and confirmed my fear aloud: "Are you here for the Relief Society pancake social, Bob?" Ahhhh, awkward! I guess it wasn't awkward enough to keep me from grabbing a plate of pancakes, but it was awkward nonetheless.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Triple Whammy!

I went to a Peter Brienholt benefit concert at Cottonwood High tonight with some friends. It was fun seeing the band. Bruce Boucher even got up on stage and played for a while. I had to laugh, though, when I went to use the washroom and saw the epitome of a high school bathroom. It wasn't the green and white tile that gave it away. It was a triple whammy consisting of puddles of water all over the floor (at least I hope it was water), a pull down cloth rag for drying hands, and, my personal favorite, powder soap. Haha, I had completely forgotten that powder soap exists until I saw it again tonight.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Swine Flu

So, I've heard a few swine flu jokes over the past couple of days:
  1. Swine flu is one of the signs of the aporkalypse.
  2. People used to say we'd have a black President when pigs fly; a hundred days into Obama's presidency, swine flu.
  3. Kermit the Frog's dying words were, "Dangit! That pig told me she was clean!"