Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Because Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh.

Hahaha, ok I just think these are funny. Yes I laughed outloud as I read some of these.

Fun Things To Do In A Lift

1) CRACK open your briefcase or handbag,peer Inside and ask "Got enough air inthere?"
2) STAND silent and motionless in thecorner facing the wall without getting off.
3) WHEN arriving at your floor, gruntand strain to yank the doors open, thenact as if you're embarrassed when theyopen themselves.
4) GREET everyone with a warm handshakeand ask him or her to call you Admiral.
5) MEOW occasionally.
6) STARE At another passenger for awhile. Then announce in horror: "You'reone of THEM" - and back away slowly7
) SAY -DING at each floor.
8) SAY "I wonder what all these do?" Andpush all the red buttons.
9) MAKE explosion noises when anyonepresses a button.
10) STARE, grinning at another passengerfor a while, then announce: "I have newsocks on."
11) WHEN the elevator is silent, lookaround and ask: "Is that your beeper?"
12) TRY to make personal calls on theemergency phone.
13) DRAW a little square on the floorwith chalk and announce to the otherpassengers: "This is my personal space."
14) WHEN there's only one other personin the elevator, tap them on theshoulder, then pretend it wasn't you.
15) PUSH the buttons and pretend theygive you a shock. Smile, and go back formore.
16) ASK if you can push the button forother people but push the wrong ones.
17) HOLD the doors open and say you'rewaiting for your friend. After a while,let the doors close and say "Hi Greg,How's your day been?"
18) DROP a pen and wail until someonereaches to help pick it up, then scream:"That's mine!"
19) BRING a camera and take pictures ofeveryone in the lift.
20) PRETEND you're a flight attendantand review emergency procedures andexits with the Passengers.
21) SWAT at flies that don't exist.
22) CALL out "Group hug" then enforce it

19 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label it "In".
5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.
6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Smuggling Diamonds".
7. Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy".
8. Don't use any punctuation.
9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.
10. Order a Diet Water when ever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go".
12. Sing Along At The Opera.
13. Go To A Poetry Recital. And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme?
14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area and Play tropical Sounds All Day.
15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In the Mood.
16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.
17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"
18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!"
19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."

Random Memory

Two of the best people I know. Kiley and Ashley.
This was a fun night. It was when I was at Snow college and this picture is pretty much typical us. I think this picture is from the Easter Egg hunt they had on campus.
I miss living with these girls. We had some good times :)
Friends will share an umbrella with you when it's raining,
but best friends will grab the umbrella from you and yell CATCH UP LOSER!!


Check out my new headphones! Ok, well they're not new, they're the same old headphones I've been using forever, I just wrapped them with string. I think they turned out pretty cool though. If I do say so myself.


So this past week was Thanksgiving break. The Thanksgiving season is always a great time of year to reflect on what I'm thankful for. I really am so lucky to be in the position I am, and have the people and things in my life that I do. I don't stop and think about it enough, so I'm glad we have a holiday were that's the whole point. It's really easy to get caught up in everything and only focus on the things that maybe aren't going so good. But it was nice to be able to really sit and think about what I am thankful for.

Thanksgiving this year was with my family. Briar was in Virginia :( but we talked to her on the phone at the table so that was good :)

So my mom was preparing the meal on Thanksgiving, and every year we always have a relish tray (my favorite part) where there are veggies and olives and pickles and crackers with dip, and that sort of stuff. So that had been made and my mom had started putting the food on the food table. All of a sudden we hear a crash. One of the legs on the table had come undone and all the food that was on the table fell on the floor! (Picture is on my Project 365) It was kinda funny. Luckily we hadn't put the potatoes or turkey or anything like that on there yet, it was just the relish tray and chips and dip and a few other things. Definitely made Thanksgiving a little more interesting.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sands Family Quote of the Day

Ok, it was said yesterday, but still. I should start something where I just put down quotes my family says, because we're pretty freakin funny. Maybe we're only funny to ourselves. Hmmmm. That's probably the case.

So here's the quote:

We're sitting in the foyer at church and we hear the doors opening from the outside. We had probably been doing something weird or something like that:

Sam: "Everyone act normal."
Ashley"Pretend you're dead!"

Hahahahahahah, i'm laughing just reading this. But you do kinda have to know our family to think this is funny. Everytime Aubrey comes into the room, we'll all act like we're dead. Ok, not everytime, but sometimes, and she'll do it to, so it's just a funny family thing.

Ah, my family. They're the best.

Project 365, thus far . . .

{This is it, so far. 18 days of my life in pictures. Most of these have been taken on my phone so you'll just have to excuse the blurriness :) And some of them are crazy edited. Like the one of me. But that was because of the flash}

Friday, November 19, 2010

Heart Songs

So currently I'm sitting in the library with nothing to do. Correction, I have stuff I could do, but it's the weekend, and as it's the start of the weekend and I'm forced to be at the library, I refuse to work. So, instead, I'm listening to Weezer on Pandora and really just surfing the internet. So as I'm listening, "Heart Songs" by Weezer came on and I was inspired. What are my heart songs?

So, as Weezer would say:

"These are my heart songs
They never feel wrong
And when I wake for goodness sake
These are the songs I keep singin' "

So, these are my top ten heart songs (for the moment anyways):

"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol
"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" The Smiths
"Human" The Killers
"Dynamite" Tao Cruz
"Secrets" One Republic
"Buddy Holly" Weezer
"Thunder" Nuttin But Stringz
"Your Love is a Song" Switchfoot
"Across the Universe" The Beatles
"She's Got You High" Mumm-Ra

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Shoes AND Random Pictures

For my Technology in Education class we had to take pictures for an assignment, and because I'm bored at work, I've been editing them while I sit here.

So here they are.


I got new shoes.

And I like them alot :)

While you were sleeping . . .

So the other day I was watching one of my favorite movies, While You Were Sleeping. Seriously, this is a great movie! Why do I love this movie, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

#1: It has Sandra Bullock in it.
#2: Her name is Lucy, and I love the name Lucy. #3: She falls in love with a guy named Jack, and I love the name Jack.
#4: The family is HILARIOUS!

Here are some great quotes:

Elsie: I like Mass better in Latin. It's nicer when you don't know what they're saying.

: That's something I'd like to talk to you about.
Midge Callaghan: Talk about that later ok?
Mary Callaghan
: Talk about it now, he can't kill you in church.

Lucy: If you fit into my pants I will kill myself.

Midge Callaghan: These potatoes are so creamy.

: You give up your seat every day in the train.
Peter: Well... But that's not heroic.
Lucy: It is to the person who sits in it.

Lucy: [trying to heave a tree up to her second floor apartment through the window] $45 for a Christmas tree and they don't deliver? You order $10 worth of chow mein from Mr. Wong they bring it to your door.

[Joe Jr. knocks on door]
Lucy: Who is it?
Joe Jr.: Joe Jr.
Lucy: I'm not here.
Joe Jr.: I know that trick!

Lucy: [to Jack] Okay, um. What do you mean by the leaning thing? You mean because he gave me flowers?
Jack: And then you *leaned*
Lucy: And then I leaned.
Jack: Yeah.
Lucy: Okay, how did I lean when I leaned?
Jack: It was a lot different from hugging. Hugging's very different. Hugging that involves arms and hands; and leaning is whole bodies moving in like this
[leans toward her suggestively]
Jack: . Leaning involves *wanting*... and *accepting*. *Leaning*...
Joe Jr.: Hey Luce! Is this guy bothering you?
Lucy: [Laughs] No, no.
Joe Jr.: Are you sure? Because it looks like he's *leaning.*

Dr. Rubin
: [about Elsie] Is she all right?
Saul: [quietly] She has a little heart problem, she's had three attacks already.
Elsie: They weren't attacks, they were episodes.
Saul: Nothing wrong with her hearing.

Ah. What a great movie.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I was so productive today. Everyone should be so proud because I got a lot done.

- I did all my laundry, including my bedding ( I love sleeping in freshly washed sheets ).
- Did my hours at the elementary school.
(This is me riding my bike to the elementary school.
I look like the Michelin man because of my coat, haha.)

- Acted as mom (sort of) by picking up siblings and watched Aubrey.
- Did my math homework so I wouldn't have to tomorrow.
- Worked on my bibliography.
- Started interview for a class.

Yeah, I pretty much rocked today with productiveness. But I was a major slacker last week, so I guess this week is just making up for it.

On a very happy note: school is out in less then a month! Holy cow I am so stoked! Then I get to go to Arizona. Even more stoked! And see Briar!!! (You can tell by the exclamation points that that's pretty dang stoked.)

And I found out they are going to now be selling Beatles songs on iTunes. Yay!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Movies that just need to come out already

I really want these movies to come out on DVD soon.

Because I really want to watch them.

This poster speaks for itself. This movie is amazingness. Yes. Amazingness.

I had my doubts about Cameron and Tom together, but this was great! And hilarious!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


So the hard drive on my computer crashed. How lame is that? If you said, "Very lame," then you would be right. I've had it for less then 3 months. But luckily, I'm pretty sure I won't have to pay for anything because it's so new and still under warranty. Which is nice :)

But I do have a funny story.

So back in May I moved back in with my family. A little after I moved in, my TV that I had gotten for the previous Christmas started having problems. The power would just turn off. There was no rhyme or reason to it, it would just randomly turn off. It would usually come back on, but sometimes it was a few minutes. Other times it was a few hours. I would check the power cord, plug it into different outlets, just about everything to see if I could get it working. I even contemplated going out and buying a new power cord, because I was 93% sure that was the problem. So this problem of my TV randomly deciding that it's going to turn off went on for about 7 months.

It hadn't happened in awhile, probably a couple months, but on Sunday it went off again. I went over to the power cord and started messing with it. I thought maybe it had a short and tried moving the cord around. My mom poked her head in to see what I was doing. She looked at my sister who was sitting on my bed and they started laughing. I thought they were just laughing at me because I was sitting behind my door messing with it.

(Now, it's important to know that right now most of my expensive, technological belongings are broken. My car. My computer. So the fact that my TV is wigging out again is just too much to bear.)

So then my mom comes into my room and she's laughing and she has this little black controller and she say's "watch" and clicks it and my TV turns on. She clicks it again. The TV turns off.


Apparently when I had moved in my dad thought it would be funny to hook up a power adapter thing to my TV cords and they had randomly been turning it off and on. They had seen my freaking out because it wasn't working and all the while they had been controlling it with a remote!! And the kicker: My whole family knew!! They had all been playing this prank on me!

This is what they had hooked up to my TV. How I didn't notice even after messing with it, I don't know. I seriously thought it was just a cord to my TV.

Victory is theirs.

I have to hand it to them. That was a good one.

But if anyone knows of a really good prank to play, I'm all ears . . .

(Project 365 has been updated. I'm not a slacker. Being without a computer is really throwing off my groove.)

Friday, November 05, 2010

Love Letters

So yesterday, I'm at work minding my own business, sitting at the desk just doing my thing. When I'm really bored at the library I people watch, and I notice this guy get off the elevator and he looks over at me. I didn't want to be all creeper staring person so I looked away. Then I looked back and he was still looking at me. So I look somewhere else and he comes up to the desk. I look up and he and says "Are you Sam?" I admit that yes, in fact, I am Sam and he says "This is for you" and hands me a piece of paper that's folded up.

I take the piece of paper and think, "This is random" and the other two guys I'm working with start teasing me that I got a love letter. Well, as you all know from an earlier post, my face has a tendancy to go red. So of course, it goes red, proving the case of love letter or something along those lines. I walk to the back and read the letter. Written in the pretty much best cursive handwriting I've ever seen, it said:

Sexy Sam
I can't stop thinking about you ever since (he actually wrote "sence" but I'm editing) that magic night down by the river. Today I waved at you and you smiled back at me and my whole world just felt like perfection. Sam you are the wind beneath my wings. You are the Bella Cullen to my Jacob Black. I can't help but smile when I see your big beautiful brown eyes looking at me from across the reference desk. If only I could be your Jim and you could be my Pam. Have a good night and I'll be seeing you around.

P.S. Meet me at the bell tower.

(Disclaimer: I was reading the letter from a really small picture so actuall wording may be different)

Who could not just love this secret admirer? He made Office references.

But I knew who my secret lover was. I recognized the boy a friend of my friend Ashley. Apparently they had collaborated to come up with this love note. I have to admit, it was pretty funny. Definitely made my night.

Here is a very bad picture of the letter. Check out the super perfect handwriting!

Project 365

So I heard about this really cool thing in my technology in education class called Project 365. What you do is take a picture of each day and document your year through photos. Pretty sweet huh? So each day I'm going to take a picture. Whether it's of me, or what I did, or something I saw that was cool, whatever. I'm just gonna snap it and share it.

So check out my Project 365 tab and see what a year in the life of Sam looks like.

Before & After

My room has been neglected lately. I washed my clothes earlier this week, but they didn't make it to the closet. I don't think I've made my bed in the past week. There was a layer of dust on just about everything. But I got motivated today, well mostly sick of the mess, but motivated all the same, and cleaned up.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Time and Doughnuts

Can you believe it's November already? I can't. I remember when I was little, time would take forever. I remember being in our big blue van and timing how long it took to get places. I would judge it by the length of a song, and I would say that each song was 10 minutes. I seriously thought a song took 10 minutes. The older I get the faster time flies by. When you're 6 you can't wait to be 20 and when you're 20 you wish you could be 6 again. I guess I should just be happy where I am, and enjoy it because I only get to be 23 on November 2, 2010 one time and then it's gone.

And, I do consider it a sign if you go into the convenience store on campus that gets one delivery of doughnuts the whole day, and they just happen to have your favorite doughnut you've been craving left. AHHHHHHHH! (that's angels singing as I look at the doughnut) How could I pass up this yummy deliciousness?

Monday, November 01, 2010


So Saturday me and my family + Alli's friend Ryan went to Lagoon. They do Frightmares and there were haunted houses and stuff like that set up. It was way fun. We left at noon and stayed at the park until it closed at ten (because as my mom said, (something to the effect of) "we paid for it and we're staying".) It was cold and rainy the whole day, so we were all wet, but it was sweet because there were hardly any lines! So we'd get off and then run around and go again. The guy at the Musical Express even let us stay on and we went 5 times in a row. Which I wouldn't recommend because you get pretty dizzy after being spun in a circle at a fast rate for about ten minutes straight.

This signs makes me laugh everytime. Really, who would sit on this? Apparently someone because there's a sign.

On a ride. That's why our faces look scary. Mostly Ashley's (hehe)

Ashley, Me, Alli, Ryan on the Musical Express. I probably went on this ride about 15 times total that day. That's a lot of spinning.

My Feet :)
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