Saturday, November 22, 2008
I was going to make a post about the most recent elections, but then I realized that I can't really say anything that hasn't been said already.

And then for some reason, the movie Team America: World Police popped into my head, and I pictured Kim Jon Il's character trying to say "elections" and it sounding like "erections", and it made me snicker a little bit.

Puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy pupp

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have been considering getting a dog for quite some time, but could never get myself to pull the trigger.

However Kate succeeded where I failed, and we adopted Goomba on Saturday, November 1st. Goomba is a Newfoundland (or "Newfie"), and they grow quite large - up to 150 lbs! Goomba weighed in at 14 lbs 6 oz at his six week checkup. I took him in for his nine week checkup this morning and he weighed in at 27 lbs 9 oz - almost double his weight four weeks ago!

Newfoundland's are excellent water dogs, and Goomba already seems to have an obsession with water - he often eats and drinks with at least one paw in his water bowl (sometimes all four), and he has even fallen asleep with a paw in the bowl!

Jenny's Utah Visit

After many years of nagging and cajoling, I finally got my friend Jenny to ditch Sweden for two weeks to visit the land of salt and Mormons. I was quite excited to be able to play tour guide for two weeks and see the sights that our fair city and state have to offer. Highlights included:

- Red Butte Gardens
- Temple Square
- Little Cottonwood Canyon
- Bryce Canyon
- Zions
- Las Vegas
- Meeting friends and family
- Arby's mozzarella sticks
- Pumpkin-related desserts
- Mario Kart Wii

I didn't my camera along for much of it, but here are a few shots from Red Butte, Bryce and Zions. The latter two will be a subject of a blog post here shortly.

You don't see much cactus in Sweden!

This tree had a neat hollowed out trunk. No idea how it happened.

Monday, November 10, 2008
I haven't posted here in over a month, although I've been meaning to. And I have lots to talk about too!

1) Jenny's Utah adventure
2) Puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy
3) Elections

However, item #2 has been keeping me pretty occupied lately, so you'll probably have to wait a few more days for something of substance.