The story behind the name:

One evening, at the Old Broadway Grill in Fargo, North Dakota, my brother caught the end of a Mountain Dew commercial. In the commercial, a Mountain Dew drinker was riding a shark in the ocean. My brother exclaimed in surprise, not realizing that it was a commercial. When I told him he declared "All I saw was a guy coming out of the shower with a shark." Of course, he meant water, but the idea of showering with sharks has been with me ever since.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Caught In a Lie of Omission

So, Ali totally caught me in a lie of omission last Friday. I let it slip that I was going to have coffee with David that afternoon. Unfortunately, Ali knew that I had already had a coffee that week and I am only supposed to have one per week. Of course, I realized that I would be exceeding my coffee limit, but I DIDN'T TELL Ali on purpose. Is this sort of deceptive and evil? Yes. I suppose so. But I REALLY wanted coffee and I knew Ali would give me all sorts of grief. My plan would have been perfect, except I accidentally let it slip in conversation that I was planning to cheat. Blast Ali's good memory... She caught me in the lie and then I had to look sheepish. But I still had that cheaty coffee. HA!

Friday night Mark and I watched Meet the Robinson's, which I have wanted to watch since it came out into the theater. It was very funny. The villain was MUCH funnier that I thought he would be, and the T-Rex was appropriately funny with the "Big head, little arms" line. It was so fun to sit on the couch and know I didn't have to be anywhere or do anything the next morning.

Oh, I must go back in time to earlier Friday: after I cheated on coffee and before Meet the Robinson's. I attended a portion of the Women's Studies Conference. The first panel was excellent. There were some really interesting student papers presented. It made me want to work on a student research project with someone. Smart students are awesome. While the first panel was awesome, the second one left a little to be desired and so I ducked out a little early. The panel was entitled Activism, but really just consisted of six women from the different colleges talking about their women's groups. It could have been more interesting if any of the women would have been willing to open up a little more. As it was, I felt like the moderator was pulling teeth every time she asked a new question.

Saturday was lovely (yes, David, lovely). I didn't do anything work related. I read The Other Boleyn Girl (awesome) and played Mario Galaxy (awesome). Then, Mark and I went to Dave and Barb's for dinner and more Wii playing (Karoake Rev and Mario Party). Barb and I played tag team against Mark and Dave and beat them twice! It was excellent. The first game was pretty close, but we totally kicked butt on the second one! We got all the bonus stars - even the mini-game star! This is a huge accomplishment for me because I'm not very good at mini-games. I have to credit my recent hours logged on Mario Galaxy for giving me that extra skill.

Sunday Mark and I ran errands and worked on house stuff. The shower floor is now installed, but we still need to repair the tile wall. I'm not sure if it will be done in time for Dan and Ang's visit. If not, they can still use the bathroom for everything except showering and it will be just fine. Speaking of Dan and Ang, I am so excited to see them and Isabelle on Friday! Apparently, Isabelle scoots around like a gorilla! This seems incredibly funny to me. I can't believe she's almost a year old!

Well, it's almost time to go. I was trying to get my power point for Interpersonal done... It might not happen. Fortunately, it's a topic that I know and love - nonverbal comm. This week should have some excellent discussion.

And I'm off...


  1. You are unquestionably a stinker.

  2. Gosh, after reading about that "coffee incident," I'm suddenly feeling like an unwitting accomplice to interpersonal betrayal! A "coffee affair"! But I think that the world can forgive you for this massive indiscretion.