Monday, January 31, 2011

Daily Life and How to Chop Onions

I have a file folder for all my January pictures entitled, "Random" (creative, right?)...but that seems to describe life at the moment, lots of random (and amazing) things going down in Provo.
Julianne Dana left on Wednesday to enter the Missionary Training Center. She'll be serving in the Washington D.C. mission and speaking Spanish. I met her my sophomore year at BYU and we've been good friends ever since. I'm going to miss her...a lot, but she'll be such an amazing missionary. Hurrah for Israel!!!
Robb and I went on date to a packed Chili's. There weren't any tables free for the next 45 minutes, but there were two spots available at the bar. I've never sat at a bar before, but the hostess promised we didn't need to buy anything alcoholic, so we went for it. Cons of the seating arrangement: you are really, really close to the bartender/your fellow diners and you might be mistaken for a closet drinker. Pros: eavesdropping on the drunk man telling his life story to his date and watching two middle aged women play the field was immensely entertaining; twirly barstools are always fun; and the bartender kept our water glasses well filled.
Robb bought me a tripod for my birthday and it is wonderful to get pictures of us without having to bug innocent bystanders or resort to the huddle-and-try-to-aim-the-camera technique. These are a couple of pictures taken before our date (our smiles aren't completely candid because it was FREEZING outside).
And I made a revolutionary discovery this week. I was chopping onions for dinner and had to run to our bedroom for minute to relieve my streaming eyes, when I realized I had the means of protecting myself from the fiery swimming goggles. The experiment worked, but it did require the loss of some dignity on my part and Robb may have started laughing so hard that he cried.
Further experimentation may be needed to see if benefits outweigh the risks :)


  1. girl i totally wear goggles whenever i chop onions. we're geniuses!

  2. Haha. We always use the huddle-and-try-to-aim-the-camera technique. And did you know they actually sell onion goggles? My mom actually owns a pair, no joke. And what I do to lessen the sting, is I keep my onions in the fridge - they are WAY less potent cutting them after being in the fridge for a while!

  3. You are hilarious and I absolutely adore you!

  4. Ok first of all the other night after the pizza party when Rob said "Hurrah for Israel!" Drew and I looked at each other and just started laughing really hard. I don't know why it was so funny, but it was.
    Second of all, I am the EXACT same when it comes to onions. I hate it. My eyes sting really bad and then I have to open the front door and stand in the cold air to relieve my itching, burning eyes. BUT do you know who has a solution to that? Our friendly RN Ed.
    He told me that if you put olive oil on the knife before you cut the onion it doesn't sting your really doesn't.
    Also I've heard putting a piece of bread in your mouth and let it rest on your tongue with your mouth open a little bit while you're chopping works. I can't remember if I tried that one.
    Good luck though, hopefully my suggestions help!

  5. Great idea! And I love the randomness of life!

  6. I love it!!! I never would have thought of goggles. Ever. Hilarious post.