Monday, June 30, 2008

Against Me! - Thrash Unreal

So this is my current favorite song (Thrash Unreal by Against Me!) and the lyrics are as follows:

If she wants to dance and drink all night
Well there's no-one that can stop her
She's going 'til the house lights come up
Or her stomach spills onto the floor

This night is gonna' end
When we're damn well ready for it be over
What's all week long
Now the music is playing on our time
Yeah we do what we do to get by
And then we need a release

Ba ba ba ba ba ba da da da...

You're getting mixed up with the wrong guys
You're getting messed up on the wrong drugs
Sometimes the party takes you places that you didn't really plan on goin'
When people see the track marks on her arm
She knows what they're thinking
She keeps on working for that minimum
As if your high school education gave you any other options
You know, they don't know nothing about redemption
They don't know nothing about recovery
Some people just aren't the type for marriage and family

No mother ever dreams that her daughter's gonna' grow up to be a junkie
No mother ever dreams that her daughter's gonna' grow up to sleep alone

She's out of step with the style
She don't know where the action's happening
You know the downtown club scene ain't nothing like it used to be
You reach a point where there's not a lie in the world
That you could use to make the boys believe you're still in your twenties
They keep getting younger don't they baby
She's not waiting for someone to come over and ask for the privilege
She can still hear the rebel yell just as loud as it was in 1983
You know there ain't no Johnny coming home to share a bed with her
And she doesn't care

No mother ever dreams that her daughter's gonna' grow up to be a junkie
No mother ever dreams that her daughter's gonna' grow up to sleep alone

And if she had to live it all over again
You know she wouldn't change anything for the world

First of all, I'm impressed that this band decided to sing about this social issue.

But at the end, when it says "And if she had to live it all over again
You know she wouldn't change anything for the world" I just could ever see myself doing to. I know I'm never satisfied with things. My poor love, Eddie, he'll never get a break. I wonder if I'll ever just be happy with what I've got. And poor Eddie can take a break trying to make me satisfied and get me what I want. I mean, hello, "Eddie, I want a house. Go out a build me a house." Whats next? "Eddie, go out a build me BMW"? Guys, I AM OUT OF CONTROL. So needy.
Maybe, what this song is saying, that if you do drugs you'll be satisfied? Really? Drugs? I'd rather not.

Also, how would you feel if your daughter grew up to be a junkie and sleep alone? I always think about this, mainly when I'm driving through Vegas and you see the billboards with some slutty girl on it. That is someones daughter. Brittany Spears is someones daughter. But at least shes making lots of money being slutty. And from what I understand, her parents encouraged it. But Mother Theresa was someones daughter, too. I hope I raise that kind of daughter.

Last point. This song kind of reminds me of the Provo party scene. You know the 30 year old guys who still get excited each year to check out the new Heleman Halls crop. At least I got Eddie out of there before he turned 30...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2 years

Yesterday was Eddie and my 2 year anniversary. It has been a great 2 years and I love him so much!

Engagement Picture

1st Time Out of the Hospital

Engagement Picture

Brittanie and Marcus Robinson
and their precious and hysterical baby, Indie, went to dinner at Bombay House with us. They are moving to Texas in a few days and we wanted to see them one more time. We were taking the night off from building for our anniversary and we didn't want to take a separate night off to go to see the Robinsons, so we decided to combine the two activities. We thought it was genius. We were in San Francisco for our first anniversary, which is where we went on our honeymoon, so we decided this year wasn't going to be romantic or anything because we couldn't have that romantic of a time because all we do is build a house. So we decided not to tell Brittanie and Marcus because we didn't want them to feel awkward. But, just our luck, half way though dinner Brittanie was like "you guys have an anniversary soon. What day is it?" But we reassured them that we wanted to spend the time with them. It was only appropriate because Marcus was Eddie's groomsman and they were with us when we got married!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cub Country

Last night Eddie and I went to SLC to see his buddy, Mike McCaleb, preform for the first time with a band he just joined, Cub Country. They're nice, kind of Alt Countryish. We enjoyed it lots. Plus, it was in a bar so it gave me the chance to show my ID. Thats right, I'm over 21. It still excites me to do that.

Mike use to be in The Sugarland Run with Eddie. He even borrowed Eddie's bass to try out for this band and he has just been using it ever since. So this is Eddie's cool "butterscotch" bass. I made him buy a matching guitar just to complete the set.

Here is the view we saw the whole night. The back of Mike. His shirt says "USA: try and break us." His company, Zuriick, designed this shirt. Get some Zuricks from Right now the sell mens shoes. Or go to Zuriick's blog. But they are getting to be a pretty big brand. It seems that everything Mike touches turns to gold. So I thought maybe I should blog about seeing Cub Country and maybe my blog would blow up.

I guess he would always do this turning away from the audience ever since before Sugarland Run days.

But my dear husband snuck around to the other side to try to get a picture from the front. Thats how you know when you have a great husband (when he'll go around to the other side to try to get a front side picture for your blog).

Moral of the story is: I support Cub Country! And Zuriick too

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Up A River Without A Paddle

well, not really completely without a paddle. I think thats the overly dramatic Bree that we all know and love. The one we can't really take seriously. BUT BELIEVE THIS! An apartment that will rent month to month would really be appreciated.

Here's the deal: At the end of July (the 31st) we're getting kicked out of our current apartment. Kinda hallelujah (if you've lived at harmony square you'd get it). But our house that we're building isn't expected to be ready until October or November. I know, I know...we've put in bathtubs but it still doesn't have running water! I'm not much for camping. So that leaves without a place to live for 3 or 4 months.

So here are the requirements. 1. It needs to rent month to month 2. It needs to be cheap because we want to save $ so we can have furniture.

I was hoping if I didn't take responsibility to find a place to live the whole crisis would go blow over. But now its just over a month away. If we can't find a place to move to, we won't be under the over-pass. We can always move in with my parents. We would just feel bad using their utilities and taking advantage of them. And having to listen to my brother's alarm go off in the next room for a couple of hours as he sleeps through it. But yeah, if you know of a place, please be giving and tell us about it! If not, well, the world keeps turning!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Truss Flying

This weekend was big for the Kings. We are so excited! We "flew trusses" yesterday, saturday, and thats kinda a big deal in the realms of home building. Trusses are the things that go in the "V" shape on top of your house, so it has that normal roof shape we all look for in order to understand that that building is indeed a home.
So this is what they look like from inside your house:

What happens is you hire a crane for the day (in this case we had the help of Monty, who's slogan for his Crane Service is "hookers wanted" because you need someone to hook the truss onto the crane) and then he lifts it into the air and a person/people are on the house to set the truss in the right place. This is Royce King on the house. He is our fearless neighbor catching the truss and setting it into place and shooting it with his nail gun.

Eddie hurt himself. Its an overuse injury and the Dr. calls it "trigger finger." So he needs to rest it for a couple weeks, in hopes that the rest will take care of the problem. If not, he will need shots. And if not then, he will need surgery. So hopefully it get better. So here we are in our front room.

Human Tetris

Watch this whole thing. You will love it. You will enjoy it so much.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I was thinking about listing all the things we love about CA, particularly OC, but I tought to myself "hey, I just posted about how much time I don't have(but I gotta say, having all your projects done and just finals left really frees up time)" so I'll just mention one or two things.

Last weekend I decided it was time to get away. So I dropped everything. I figured Eddie can hold down the fort with the house and I could go see my BFF, Ani, and her new baby, Kate, and help my lil' sis, Kelsie, drive back to UT (she's been living at my grandma's house in CDM for the past about 5 months). So I took a test before I was even kinda ready for it and got on the plane. I got a "C." The reason I tell myself to be ok with that is because I didn't deserve any better. I didn't study and I only went to class 1/2 the time. And look what I got instead of a good grade!

This is Big Corona in Corona Del Mar- like a 2 minute walk from my grandma's. This is where I laid out and fell asleep (I was so excited! I woke up really early because I was thrilled to be in CA) and I completely fried just the back half of my body. Now my back itches soooo bad. I'm just waiting to start peeling! But it felt of so good to be on the sand.

And then Ani and her hubby and baby plus Kelsie and I went to lunch at fishermans, the restaurant at the base of the San Cletente Pier.

Ani and I would always go there in high school and it was so fun.

I got to meet baby Kate! Ani, you made something so beautiful! I've been excited to meet her. Her parents loved her so much even before she was born so I knew she must be special!

I know this isn't even enough to start a comprehensive list of things we love about CA, but if there is anything you feel strongly about, leave a comment!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Day In My Life

I think of blog posts kind of like letters you get from missionaries: sometimes you just have time to read the 1st part, skip the mission part, and then read the end and look for stuff that actually applies to you. And this might be one of those where you just skip the whole middle part. But I'm sorry.

A normal week day goes like this:

I wake up and get to work at 9:30 or I drive Eddie to work so I have the car for the day. I know my work is cake, but I still gotta be there! And waste my time!

Then I get off work at 12:30. I run to 1 o'clock class. Then class is out at 3. Then I run home and do whatever I need to. Mon. and Wend. I have class again from 4 to 6:30. I'm not sure where I got the idea that 6 credits (which is full time even for non-kicked in the head/partial brain removal/coma people...) would be manageable for me right now. Also, on Thursdays I gotta run an appointment in the afternoon with my therapist to keep me from going more insane than I already am. Then Eddie gets home from work somewhere between 3:30 and 6:30, depending.

Then we put on our home-building clothes. I just have one designated pair for the week so not to get lots of clothes house-building dirty and I do the wash on Sundays. Then we work on the houses and leave about 9:45. By then it has gotten dark and we have cleaned up all the tools. Then, atleast one time a week, Eddie goes back to work, that crazy boy. Then we eat dinner circa 11 or 11:30. Also, about once a week he has band practice at night.

Then we shower. We have to shower together because I have a history of fainting, especially in the hot water with lots of steam in the air.

Then its bed favorite part of the day. I love to sleep.

Then Saturdays:

We wake up around 7 and go build a house...until about 3 or 4. And then Eddie has a work related meeting about 4 or 5. Thats about 1/2 the Saturdays. The rest of the weeks the meetings are at 10 on a weeknight.

Keep in mind a girls gotta eat. And feed her husband. And do the laundry. And homework. And poop.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we can't DO ANYTHING NORMAL. This all started in 2005 when I had to put my head in the direct line of a kicking horse. I thought we needed a more dramatic love/marriage story.

We can't just buy a house, we have to build it ourselves.

We can't have a normal 9 - 5 job, we have to work weird hours to make ourselves different.

We can't just decide we're done with school after a insane injury. We have to keep trying to graduate.

We're not happy with average I don't think. I wish we were. Our lives will be special... just wait and see! All this chaos has to pay off. If only I could be a normal girl and have a baby and stay at home and not have to work and go to school and build a house.

Friday, June 6, 2008


"What is this made of," you ask. Well thats what I asked when I first saw this. Italian artist, Maurizio Savini, created this amazing sculpture from regular pink chewing gum. Yeah, thats right, someone made that out of GUM. Pretty hard to believe isn't it?

I got this from

If this isn't scary, then I really don't know what is. I thought art was supposed to be peaceful and invoke pondering. I must have been wrong. Well, I guess I do ponder, but not peaceful pondering.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cool Cutting Board

Ok, I found that Sushi site and they have lots of cool stuff, so I'm gonna keep posting those neat things I found for the next couple days, since you guys seemed to love the Sushi. Just like me.

Here is a cutting board with an LCD screen on it.

I'm gonna have to get myself one of those when I'm rich. How many times have you been cutting stuff while watching TV at the same time. It could totally cut down (no pun intended) on the amount of fingers that are cut off because you won't have to look up to see the show. I dunno, like the Hills maybe?

But here's a problem. What happens if the onion you are cutting covers up the screen? And then you can't see what Lauren is doing on the Hills. Maybe it has something to do with Brody? Or maybe the onion makes your eyes water and you can't see. Maybe it would be worth it to finish cutting the onion and then watch the Hills.

"At this time, this cutting board with integrated LCD display is just a concept." Great. Maybe by the time this actually comes out I'll be rich enough to afford one. Also, Did you hear Sharper Image is going out of business? It doesn't surprise me. There are few people who are rich/lazy enough to actually want the stuff they "sell." Its just the kind of people who want to spend money on a cutting board with an LCD screen. Just so they can watch the Hills while cutting an onion.

Are there any cool gadgets you have that are kinda just super convenient but love anyway? Tell me about them so I can add them to my list of "things to buy when rich" that also includes a G-Class.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sushi Love

I so enjoy eating sushi. If you don't believe me, see my Sushi for Santa post. So I've always enjoyed eating it, but I never though I'd like to look at it so much.

Look how cute this Panda is! I think it might be so cute that I don't even want to eat it for fear of smashing it up.

How much time does this guy have on his hands?! The original painting was by Van Gogh

And this one is almost too pretty to be sushi...

These pictures are all from Don't you guys just love Sushi?!