Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mid Year Review

Since it's July and the middle of the year, I decided I'd look back at my New Year's Resolutions to see how I'm doing. I think I had resolved to:
1. Not get fired
2. Lose Weight
3. Don't get my wife pregnant.

1. So far so good with this one. As long as I don't start doing drugs or taking firearms to work I should be fine.

2. Well, let's just say that today I drank approximately half a gallon of Mountain Dew. I wish I was joking.

3. Oops.

Maybe I should have set more realistic goals for the year. One of our friends from Nevada, Montse, has been doing this Smart Habits Saturday thing for a while now. It seems like a great idea, and it looks like she has been doing an excellent job at it. I would start doing it myself, but I can tell you what my thing would look like after three weeks.

Habit 3: Stop Watching So Much TV But how will I find out what happened to Kevin Arnold while he was growing up if I don't watch "The Wonder Years" everyday?

Habit 2: Stop Drinking Mountain Dew
Hey, I can stop any time I want to. I just don't want to right now.

Habit1: Exercise
Does getting out of bed count as exercise?

I really should do all of those things. Maybe someday I actually will. Maybe being the key word there.

On a completely different subject, I hate paying my car insurance premiums. Back in Fallon we didn't mind at all because a guy from our ward was our agent, and he was super cool and a really good value for the money. When we moved to Texas we had to go through a different company. Our "agent" has misquoted us on every quote she has given. I am fearful of anything at all happening that would require us to rely on her for help on a claim. One time she sent us a card and wrote in it "I love referrals", and I thought about referring the parents of the skateboard kid down the street, just because I don't like them because their kid is always in the street skateboarding. Hey pal, McDonald's has a hat and an apron with your name on it. Our insurance agent should be joining you there in a month or two. We're going to be changing insurance companies this week. Blah on you insurance companies.


aubrey said...

You guys are hilarious!

My New Years Resolution was not to set any unreachable goals for myself. So far so good.

I agree with you about insurance agents. When we bought the house we just went with the agent that the title company guy had recommended and then several months later I got a bunch of stuff in the mail that had a different agents name on it...It went on and on about how he was grateful to have us as customers, give me more money, please refer your friends, yada yada yada. I had to dig around online to find a customer service number and then when I finally got to talk to a person they had no idea who I was talking about when I asked why we weren't with our old agent anymore. "I'm sorry Ma'am I have no record of a Richard Smith." Needless to say we have since switched insurance agencies...

Happy birthday by the way!

Montserrat said...

Well, at least you didn't totally strike out on your New Year's Resolutions. I would tell you to keep your hands off your wife but I'm one to talk. I'm not pregnant now but at the rate we're going we might end up with 15 kids by the time I'm 40. Yikes!

Cam said...

Thanks, Aubrey. I look forward to all the Jello you guys got me. That was awesome.

Montse, 15 kids by 40? Yikes is right. Some days I can barely handle my three kids. I have no idea how you guys do it with seven. Wow.