Tuesday, June 17, 2014


So this weekend was packed and I didn't have much time to do the things that a girl should do. No not a mani/pedi... Take care of all the clothes that are strewn about my room! Friday night I started working on some shower favors for a shower my friends and I were throwing for our dear friend Maddie the next day (procrastinating at its finest). I took a quick break to go and see 22 Jump Street with Spencer and his friends and let me tell you it was freaking hilarious. Like, better than the first one. Also, can I just say that I think Channing Tatum is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. His comedic timing is really brilliant and he even made my heart melt in The Vow. I never thought I'd say it after watching the movie Step Up all those years ago but... CT, have my babies? The next day was the shower, as well as the wedding of one of my BFFs and former roommate Aubrey "Bob" Craft. After the shower Spencer and I headed to the reception, and after that we went to a little fair that Orem was hosting for "Summer Days." We got there late and the crowd was insane, but we managed to make it to the fireworks and cut in line to go on the "Gravitron" aka the Puke-itron. Basically I gave a man 2 tickets to feel like I had a hangover without any of the fun the night before. That's the ride where you just stand against the wall in this pod thing and it spins and then suddenly gravity straps you to the wall and you can't move. I'm pretty sure that's the kind of crap astronauts train on and it confirmed that I can never go to the moon.

Then I came home and tried to catch up on Game of Thrones (if anyone spoils anything for me I'll cut you), but alas I'm convinced Kevin Johnson changed his HBO Go password and didn't tell me because it wouldn't let me logon (even though his fiance denies that he change it; I haven't heard it from the source himself though). So Kevin if you're reading this, "The night is dark and full of terrors," aka I will find you in your sleep and kill you if I can't finish this show without someone ruining it for me first.

Sunday we slept in, yes even the dog. Does anyone else have a 10 month old who sleeps in until noon? Didn't think so. I spent the day vacuuming out the hairball that is my car. Zero kept me company by sitting in the car, as she thought we were going for a ride. She eventually lost her cool once the vacuum was turned on so she then had to spend the remainder of the time in the backyard.

So if you read my Facebook post you know that Sunday evening was eventful for the Zero dog. Across from our house is an empty field with overgrown weeds that we always go to to throw around the ball, since our backyard is pretty tiny. She likes to sniff around a lot (more than play with her ball) and while she was out "hounding about" as we call it, she suddenly started violently sneezing repeatedly and I was unable to get her to stop. Soon after I noticed blood around her nose and as she was sneezing it would spray blood. I immediately turned to the internet (what would we do without it). All signs pointed to 2 things: contact with a weed called a Foxtail, or (the less likely candidate) a tumor in her nose. I went out to the field and sure enough there were some right where she was sniffing. It was Sunday night and the vet was closed so I decided to wait until the morning to see if she had maybe sneezed it out and it was just irritated (at this point she was still sneezing but only a few times an hour). Yesterday morning she was doing better but would still sneeze every once and a while. But I also knew by the articles I read not to let the lack of sneezing fool me. Eventually the Foxtail seeds will travel further and further up the nasal passage and no longer bother her nose, but can then travel to the brain or other vital organs. The seeds have tiny barbs on them so it's really hard for the animal to shake them free. I couldn't see anything up her nose but obviously couldn't look up that far. I took her to the vet that afternoon and the vet suggested sedating her and letting her use a special tool that will allow her to look up the nose about a few inches. If the seed had traveled any further, I would need to go to a specialist with a long range scope, and the procedure would be much more invasive. I actually was praying they would find something so that I didn't have to make the tough choice between hoping that she had sneezed it out and taking her in to a specialist that would cost much more $$$. The other reason I was hoping they would find something was so that I didn't feel like I was paying a vet bill for nothing. 10 minutes later, after taking her to another room to sedate and examine her, the vet tech came out with a little tissue that held two very bloody Foxtail seeds. Below is a picture of what they look like. Two! Two of those in my little fur babies nose. The poor girl! In the end I paid $170 for a very one sided game of ball toss, but I'm glad I know now how dangerous these little guys are and I'm glad I avoided something even worse happening to her. Please check your animals after playing in fields or going camping! And make sure they aren't sniffing around or trying to eat anything that even looks like this plant. Burn in hell Foxtails! But the most important thing we can all take away from this is... HA! I showed you Spencer! I finally have successfully diagnosed something with the internet! Booya!!

(demon weeds from hell)

Now lets end on a happy note and wrap up the weekend: 
My nephew turned one yesterday and we can all agree, he will be hard for the ladies to resist once he hits pre-school. 

Oh, you think I'm an alcoholic because of my new flask keychain? Well no actually it's full of Torani coconut syrup for my Dirty Dr. Peppers. Yes, I've taken my addiction to a whole other level. 

We went to the park the other day and all Zero wanted to do was go to the tennis courts. She still doesn't get why all her balls are in there and why she can't get to them. Cruel.

And last but not least here is the fully recovered Zero-girl not wanting to listen to me and come inside. "If I close my eyes and I can't see you, it's like you're not there and I don't have to obey." Such a sass. 

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