Monday, February 9, 2009

New Pants, Shoes, and... a Baby?!

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I got a new niece today.  I'm sure that will come as a surprise to all of my family members, who may be wondering if I've been literally robbing the cradle.  But fear not mothers of Provo, your children are safe in their beds.

So, this evening I took my sister Isabel to Wal-Mart so she could buy some shoes.  Interesting sidenote--for some reason, whenever I go shopping with anyone else, I almost always end up spending a lot more money than my shopping companion.  Take tonight for example.  Isabel didn't end up finding any shoes; I, on the other hand, bought some new work clothes, then went to Ross for shoes.  I ended up spending $130... tabernouche.

I looking at George golf shirts when I saw Danielle Mahoney, Kyle's sister-in-law.  This was my first time seeing her since I've been home, and my first time meeting little Reagan Mahoney.  Boy, she's cute (probably because she doesn't look a thing like Kyle).  I love her curly hair the most.  Anyway, I do have a point here.  Danielle introduced me to Reagan as "Uncle Chase".  Therefore, I have a new niece.  Hooray!

I'm not sure if anyone else found that as cool as I did.  But if you don't like this post, then I'm laying the blame directly on your shoulders.  You may recall in my very first log that I asked for suggestions of things that will make this exciting.  I have yet to receive any.  So... yeah.  Here's another call for those.  Let me know!

One last thing to think about: I wonder if underwear sales at the Orem Wal-Mart are noticeably lower than other markets... 

Monday, February 2, 2009

I Wish Bill Murray Had Completed the Job...

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So, once again Punxsutawney Phil has delivered us a gut shot.  However, while reading the story on the Drudge Report, I noticed many holes.  According to the article, Groundhog Day comes from a German superstition.  This superstition says that if a hibernating animal sees his shadow on the Christian holiday of Candlemas, then there will be six more weeks of winter.  So why a groundhog?  If we need a hibernating animal, why not a bear?  Or a squirrel?  Or BYU's defense (in any sport)?  Do groundhogs have some kind of built-in barometer?  Personally, I'd trust Mark Eubank more than Phil.

Here's another curious fact: apparently, Punxsutawney Phil has been doing this whole shot-in-the-dark thing since 1887!  That's a century before I was even born!  According to Wikipedia, the average groundhog lives to be anywhere from two to six years in the wild, and 22 years at the most in captivity.  This "Phil" is a fake!  Even if the original groundhog was able to predict the weather, we have no reason to believe that this fraud could even predict the ending of Twilight

But, because I am worried about the possibility of six more weeks of my least favorite season (in Qu├ębec it lasts six months), I decided to perform my own test.  After all, I have about as many credentials as Punxsutawney Phil as a metereologist.  Plus, I'm much better looking.  So I went outside early this afternoon to have a look for myself.  And despite the sun shining directly overhead, I didn't see any shadow!  So there you go, it's my word against the imposter Phil.  Who do you really trust?    

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Maiden Voyage

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So, since everyone has been incessantly hounding me to start my own blog ::cough:: Camille ::cough::, I hereby begin "The Captain's (B)Log".  I suppose the first order of business is to explain the unique name.  Those of you who know me (which should be everyone actually reading this) will understand that it's rooted in Star Trek.  I've always wanted to be the captain of a starship.  Somehow though, I don't see that happening.  However, I have dubbed myself "captain" on numerous occasions.  I think it makes for a good name.

Anyway, I've never done my own blog, so I don't really know what to do... uh... it's currently halftime of Super Bowl XLIII.  I don't find the halftime show nearly as interesting as the game, so I decided to use this time to start my blog.  The Steelers went into the locker room after a 100-yard interception return.  An amazing feat for a big man like James Harrison.  But... those who actually watched the replay know that it should've been called back.  Last I checked, it was against the rules to grab a players jersey and hold him by it... water under the bridge I guess, but now everyone knows that I saw it...

So that's the "Maiden Voyage" I guess.  Like I've already said, I don't know what to do for a blog.  Any suggestions, ideas, or criticisms are welcome.  But no death threats.  Okay, peace!