May 29, 2009

Funny Mississippi Quotes of the Day

So, yesterday I was calling some businesses to find out about job openings. I had some pretty funny conversations, so I thought I would share a few.

1. I called a nursing home to ask about job openings. After she told me to come pick up an application, I asked for the business' address. She replied, "We are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come by anytime." I tried to ask her again, speaking more slowly and clearly. This time she replied, "The jobs we have available are for CNAs, receptionists, and custodial." I was trying hard not to laugh when I asked her where the business was located yet again, just for the heck of it. She did not disappoint me with her random answer. "You just come up to the front desk and we will give you an application." Finally, I asked her one final time. This time, she got it. "Oh, we are right by the airport." At that point, I thanked her and went to look up the address on Mapquest. But I was really tempted to ask her if she was a resident of the home or the receptionist - because she honestly didn't hear my question the first four times I asked! Ah, good times.

2. I called a business asking about job openings, and the receptionist replied, "How should I know? I just answer the phone!"

As Mom Asay says, "Only in Mississippi!"

By the way, I got a job offer yesterday as a receptionist for a nursing home that is close to here. I am very excited and grateful for the offer, despite the fact that it doesn't pay well. I will have to decide whether or not I accept it by Monday.

May 19, 2009

California Trip

I know that this is not super recent, but I wanted to post these fun pictures. After Clint graduated, we went to California to hang out with his sister Amelia and her family. We had a blast! Here are some pics from the trip.
Airport Highlights...We have some good times at the airport

So, we found out that United has a "red carpet" for their first class passengers. Imagine are waiting with a crowd of people to board a plane, and the United employee starts calling groups to go through the ticket area. "Gold Group, now boarding in our red carpet line... Silver Group, now boarding in our red line...Group A, now boarding...don't you dare try to walk in the red carpet line..." I know it's an exaggeration, but not much of one. Clint and I could not stop laughing as we watched the first class passengers walk on the two-foot-square red carpet before boarding the plane. If I were a first class passenger, I would be ticked that the extra money I paid for a plane ticket was going towards red carpets! I wish Brian Reagan was on our flight - this would definitely have given him some fuel for his next comedy act. Oh, and we tried some great sourdough bread in the San Francisco airport. Here is the baguette we got "to go" before our flight.

Amelia, Dennis, Austin, and Darby "hanging loose"
Dennis and his "baby" Mojo

These pics show a few highlights from our trip. Austin and Darby are both on swim team this year, and so we were able to watch them practice. Also, Clint had his first cavity filled by Dennis while we were there, and I got to watch the procedure. It was so cool seeing Clint's cavity up was huge!

Amelia is a Young Women's leader right now, and she thought of a cool idea for a church service project - "Extreme Church Makeover", with team shirts and everything. I went to the activity, and it was alot of fun. Honestly, if you just saw these big smiles you never would guess that these kids were at a service project.

Some of the amazing food we had on this trip. Fish with shallots, beef brisket with salt lick barbeque sauce, pistachio pudding, and the best turkey, bacon, guacamole sandwich I have ever had.

Clint liked the food so much at one restaurant that he licked his plate clean, and was very disappointed when there wasn't anything left to lick.
That was our trip! Okay, and by the way, can someone tell me how to get rid of all the blank space in my posts. Sorry...I'm a little technologically challenged.

May 8, 2009


So, we are trying to do a better job about updating our blog, so here is the latest...


May 4, 2009

Busted...Okay, not really

So, I just had to write about my experience being pulled over this morning. I woke up and drove Clint over to pick up the moving truck for our move to Mississippi. On my way back home, I noticed that a cop was following me pretty closely. I checked to make sure I was going the speed limit (I was), but I still looked back to see him turn his lights on. He pulled me over, and I was a little nervous because I figured that he knew our registration just expired and was going to ticket me. (Sidenote: Clint and I also knew our registration just expired, but we are selling our car tomorrow and our friends will have to pay for registration fees again no matter what). He told me that he was checking license plates today and it came up that our registration and insurance had just expired and asked for all the paperwork. When he got my driver's license, he said, "You know, you are one of the few people who actually takes a good driver's license picture." I thanked him and wanted to laugh at the thought of being photogenic, because at the moment I was wearing sweats, striped socks, and my hair was sticking out in all directions. Anyway, when I explained the registration situation the officer was super understanding. "Of course you don't want to pay an extra $150 to the government when you're going to sell it. They'll get their money from the new people who buy it. Have a nice day!" Yeah - no tickets today! I feel very blessed!
Oh - by the way, I realize that I haven't written in months and I have so much to catch up on. Don't worry - more posts to come...soon.