Tuesday, February 24, 2009

no relation

Yes, my name is Natalie Buttars.

No, I am not related to the infamous Senator Chris Buttars.
(See? He doesn't even look like me. That's undisputable proof right there.)

And I wish he wasn't out running his mouth and disgracing my good last name. Because I happen to like my last name. It's just beginning to feel like home. I say it instinctively now, without a nanosecond pause to insert married name where maiden name used to be. I don't even slip up and sign Durbano as my signature anymore. That one took a while... there were so many 'D's that I had to change into really big 'B's. Anywho, not the point.

The point is that I would like for Buttars to remain a respectable last name. Maybe someone could pass that on to him for me. Why? Because I've never met the man. That's right - we're not related.

Friday, February 20, 2009

shout out to the 801

You've probably already heard, but it's worth reminding:

Starting March 1st, you'll have to dial 801 before every local call.

And your new next door neighbor's area code could be 385 if they get a new phone number.

And if your daughter's been begging for a cell phone because she's the only first grader in the whole school who still doesn't have one, then your daughter's new cell number will be a different area code than yours.

They say by March 1st, all 801 numbers in Utah will have been exhausted.

Welcome to 10-digit dialing. It's here. You'll now have to include your area code whenever you're giving out your digits.

Monday, February 2, 2009

laffy taffy

For my dessert today after lunch - a green laffy taffy.

This is possibly the first laffy taffy that actually made me laugh. You likely will not find it funny, so definitely lower your expectations now. Here it is...

What kind of shorts do clouds wear?

answer: thunderwear.