Monday, November 17, 2008
Please take pity on us. My husband has not experienced an Indiana winter and he'll have to walk to the bus stop two days a week.
Also please remember that I have to drive 1.5 hours to and from Indy on Tuesdays and Thursdays next semester. So, if you could hold off on the ice and snow on those days, that'd be great.
Thanks in advance,
Dear Cypress Square Apartments,
Thank you for having the foresight to include fireplaces in your apartments. Genius idea.
Your loyal tenants in 312,
The Utah winter wussies
Friday, November 14, 2008
- It started as an oils and fats company. Their first two products were candles and soaps.
- 3 billion times a day, P & G products touch the lives of people in 180 countries. Some of our favorites include: Crest, Tide, Puffs, Pringles, Cascade, Covergirl and Gillette. See http://http//www.pg.com/common/product_sitemap.shtml for a complete list of all the products.
- In 2007, P & G made Fortune's top ten most admired companies list. (Other companies included General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, and Apple).
- Their world headquarters is in Cincinnati and some call the main buildings the Dolly Parton Towers due to anatomical reasons that need not be explained:
- Is home to more Fortune 500 companies than Boston. P & G is number 23 on the Fortune 500 list. Cincy is also home to General Electric Aviation which is number 6 (crossing our fingers and praying that our friends go to work here), as well as Kroger, which is number 26.
- Cost of living is lower than the national average. (glorious)
- Home of the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals, and Mighty Ducks.
- Was part of the Underground Railroad and home of Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom's Cabin)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Friends who get me out of the house!... (Michelle and cute Miya)
A husband who can see out of both eyes!
This looks ugly...but we're expecting a full recovery and an eye that looks virtually normal in a couple of weeks (minus eyelashes on the bottom lid, but who really needs 'em anyway). Hallelujah. It's been a long haul these past couple of months but I think we've both learned how grateful we are for the little things, like warm weather, Indiana in the fall, and sight =)
Monday, November 3, 2008
Zach loved his pumpkin so much he gave it a hug. =)
We had a great Halloween weekend with family! It's fun to be so close.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We were there because Chad was part of the Purdue team that was invited to participate at a case competition. The competition took place at Vanderbilt on Friday and went until Saturday afternoon. Purdue came in third and won 500 bones for each team member. It basically paid for our vacation and who doesn't love paid vacation.
Sunday morning we ate at the Pancake Pantry. Some Vanderbilt students told us that we had to go while in Nashville and they told us that the line would move really fast, so don't worry. We got there and the line was seriously out the door. But it was totally worth it. I have never eaten anything so glorious in my life. I ordered the chocolate chip pancakes (more chocolate than pancake) and Chad got the originial buttermilk pancakes:
We then went to the Parthenon replica. I'd remembered learning about this in my Humanities classes. A hundred + years ago they decided to build this temporary replica. When it came time to destroy the replica, the citizens of Nashville pitched a fit. It is now a permanent Nashville landmark:
After the Parthenon we went to Belle Meade, which was an old Plantation:On our drive we found the house we will purchase when we move to Nashville: =)
After a delicious dinner of smoked chicken and brisket at Jacks, we went to the Stage and Tootsie (two famous Country bars):
The guy in this last picture just got signed by John Rich, from Big & Rich. He was the only "star" we saw.
Overall, we had an awesome time and can't wait to go back again next year!