Friday, February 19, 2010

Are you a gazillion dollars richer tonight?

In answer to the Super Hard Quiz from yesterday....   

1.  I've had 20+ hours of sleep over the last two days.  Yes, it's true.  My germ du jour laid me down flat, but alas reality has struck hard the last 24 hours and I'll be lucky if I get that much sleep total the rest of the week.

    2.  I've been commissioned to make Valentine's treats that are nut, milk, egg, gluten, and gelatin free.  Yep, but it'll be the last time I ever do that.    I made Corn Chex marshmallow treats that were everything, but gelatin free then brought gelatin kid a cookie.  Turns out the kid who's allergic to nuts, milk, and eggs doesn't even like sugar, so there's really no point in catering to his allergies anymore. 

    3.  A plane crashed 100 feet from my brother's house this morning.  100% true.  My brother Nate lives in East Palo Alto, California and was getting ready to walk out the door to work when there was a huge explosion and fireball where a small plane crashed into several neighboring houses.  His roommates took many of the pictures you see in online news reports.  Read more about it here and here and here.  It really is quite a miracle that no one on the ground was seriously injured.
Photo courtesy of USA Today

   4.  I've read three of the five Percy Jackson books since Sunday.  Yep, and I impressed a whole bunch of third graders today with my superior Percy knowledge.  Turns out I can be cool in certain social circles. 
Two of the five people on earth who think I'm kind of cool now. 

   5.  I've been on a sugar-free diet for three weeks now. Can't believe I'm saying this, but this is also true.  I realized that I was addicted to sugar much like others would be addicted to tobacco and I decided it was time to go cold turkey.  It hasn't been easy, but it's interesting how much more level-headed I've felt since beginning.  I think I've finally deluded talked Glen into joining me too, which will definitely make my trek much easier.  Now if I can just get Cami to join the quest too....

   6.  It's 9:30 and all my kids are in bed.  A couple of them hadn't been in bed very long, but somehow they were officially all in bed by 9:30.   Of course, it was a short lived triumph as it is now 10:30 the next night and I've still got one up...
Okay, this picture is totally off topic, but here's a little glimpse at my idea of humor when I stay up too late working on the church programs.   It came off about as well as most of my late night blogposts (aka bombposts), but, on the bright side, I did feel like quite the comedian for 10 minutes or so while I searched for a scripture about "snow" on

   7.  I've listened to "Defying Gravity" from the Wicked soundtrack 6 times in the last hour    It should've been obvious to everyone, but I think I tricked you all.  While I love listening to "Defying Gravity" (Glee version) and play it loudly several times a day, six times in one hour would indicate that I had control over the playlist for an entire hour, which we all know could not be true with an Ear Smitten Teenager in the house.

Never mind that the guy sounds like a girl (or the one sour note at the end which is not in the itunes version), I really, really like this song.

 No one guessed correctly, so I'll keep Spencer and Cami's gazillion dollars to myself.



Steve-Rosanna said...

Darn, I was counting on that gazillion dollars to pay off all my credit cards...well almost.

That was a sneaky trick!

Steve-Rosanna said...

We are big-time Glee fans. And can't wait until the new season starts in April.

Love that clip. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Dad-Mom

Shellie said...

Love the Glee version of that song! I've been listening to the soundtracks from the show non-stop for the last month or so.

K said...

I can't believe you tricked us all. I wish the speakers were working on my computer so I could here the song.

meeks said...

I like your quiz ;) I am hoping Wicked will come to New Zealand. I JUST missed it when I went over to Australia to visit a friend in Melborne. Heard it was really good.

Annette said...

Wow, so many exciting things in one post! What a life!

Just wondering, how is the no sugar thing going? Did you get headaches? How have you stuck with it for 3 weeks? That sounds like forever to me. Is it just sheer will power? When you say no sugar, do you mean absolutely no sugar at all? I'm impressed. I would like to do that too, but I don't think I would make it past 2:30 in the afternoon!

Anonymous said...

I didn't understand the concluding part of your article, could you please explain it more?

Lara said...

Were you referring to the gazillion dollars or the missing Glee video? The video had been pulled off of YouTube and my internet has been too slow to be able to find a new one to replace it with. As for the gazillion dollars, I jokingly referred to it in the previous post when I mentioned their babysitting/shoveling funds as being the source for the prize money.

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