Saturday, February 27, 2010

I loathe... (part 6)

I loathe unloading the dishwasher.
I loathe chalk.
I loathe when people text "I have a question" or "I have news" then don't text back until you text "Ok what?"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shout Out

We have two less wisdom teeth here in Daba Town. David had his pulled yesterday. His doctor said that he had really deep, curved roots that had grown together under his gums- very stubborn teeth- but they "came out beautifully."

Props to the Dentist:
- Welcoming atmosphere by the assistants and office ladies.
- Dental assistant constantly asked about David's comfort.
- A job well done by Dr. Vania.
- Well prepared conversation about how to take care David once he gets home.
- A bag full of treats picked specifically to help David with his first night after surgery.
- Two phone calls from the office to check up on him, both within 24 hours of the surgery, and one was from the doctor personally (much later in the evening than office hours).
- Semi-cheap considering we don't have insurance.

We are so pleased with the entire experience that we want to tell everyone about our dentist!
If you are in the Boise area and are looking for a dentist, then call 208-375-0665 and ask to see Dr. Harding or Dr. Vania.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quotes from Class

Olympic Edition:

"The Jordan-Holder Theorem deserves a medal. It's just as important, if not more so, than skiing."

"I should get a medal- Fastest Proposition 5.57 Prover. Now let me go on TV and drag bits of my private life out."

"You brush your teeth as a warm up for your math course."

"Let's prove this- I might run out of patience, but then I only get the silver medal."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I loathe... (part 5)

I loathe the word "chagrin."
I loathe having unfinished craft projects with no time to work on them.
I loathe Family Guy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quotes from Class

My math professor is hilarious. We all agree he isn't trying to be funny.

"I wouldn't know how to define 'theorem.' Theorems are just statements, like, 'All cats are gray,' except theorems are supposed to be true, and this one isn't- (pause) by counterexample."

"Criminal things always pay off - so that's always an option."

"The devil would have to do a lot of screwing to make this not isomorphic to that."

Friday, February 12, 2010

Daba Explained

My husband and I are a unit. We both are compliments to each other and act best as a whole. When we became a couple, we decided on a funny "celebrity couple nickname" - Daba. Da for David. Ba for Bailey. The pronunciation is easy: Da is like the Irish name for father, which rhymes with ba as in the sound a sheep makes.

If you are married, then what would be your celebrity couple name?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I love... (part 9)

I love Pink Pearl erasers.
I love the word "abide."
I love the smell of paper.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Traditions in Daba Town (part 1)

We have a lot of traditions in Daba Town. Some we established as early as December 2006 (when David and I became an official couple). There are some we try very hard to keep and some we have missed a few times, yet it is still in the back of my mind. We made a rule when we got married: "We're our own family now! We get to make our own traditions!"

Since we have just experienced the massive celebratory season (middle November to middle January) and since we have a couple celebrations coming up, I thought it would be fun to list some of our non-traditional traditions.

  • Birthdays- David's birthday is coming up: Birthdays begin with sparkling Welch's grape juice at midnight. They are spent with spouse = slave of birthday spouse. Usually this day includes an expensive restaurant meal (on top of family home-made, birthday person's requested meal some day after actual birthday). Since we are impatient people here in Daba Town, we usually buy expensive presents "for each other" in mid November and call them our "Christmas/Birthday" gifts. By the time birthdays come around, we always like to spend a little more on a small token-ish present, usually a video game.
  • Valentine's Day- We were very poor for our first couple of Valentine's Days, so we began the $5 limit rule. For Valentine's Day we exchange gifts worth $5 or less. We've decided that after every 5 years of marriage we will add $5 to our gift limit. (David wanted us to start at $50 and work our way down, but he knows we can't afford THAT every year.)
  • Thanksgiving- When on our own in Kentucky and working at the movie theater on Thanksgiving, we made the traditional mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, deviled eggs, and pumpkin pie. We also included egg rolls and jalapeno poppers.
  • Daba Day- January 26th, the average of our two birthdays. We didn't do anything special for Daba Day this year because on that particular day we were really busy with school. This day came about because of the Wii. We thought it would be fun to make a "Mii" character who was the average of both our features. It was just a joke. When they asked for the name, of course we put Daba, but then it asked the birthday and we realized Daba needed a special day! Why put our anniversary when we can come up with another day to make special- another "excuse" to have fun? Thus the average of our birthday became a Daba Town holiday. Sometimes it is celebrated with a date or just making time to spend together at home, but we always say "Happy Daba Day!"

To be continued... but... What are some of your non-traditional traditions?

Monday, February 1, 2010


I don't usually promote my photography "skills" since I haven't had much time to practice them lately. I love the hobby, but it is just that, a hobby. Friends and family sometimes use me as a free substitute for professional pictures. I'm pretty sure they get the job done. At holidays and get-togethers, I am behind the camera and sometimes I take pictures of things I find interesting or pretty.

Note: I always want a better camera.

Here is a picture from a laid back, non-professional by any means, photo shoot of my nephew. Makes me wanna pinch his cheeks! ~Proud Aunt

Party in Daba Town

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