Thursday, December 31, 2009

United 390

This Christmas break has been full of tons of great adventures. I will start with our last: our flight from Tulsa to Denver.

Everything was great, we got to the airport in time, no problems going through security, our flight was on time.
We boarded the plane.
We sat in our seats. I was next to the window and Danny was in the middle. There was a man (named Josh as it turns out) sitting on the aisle seat in our row. He was extremely outgoing and seemed a little odd. I speculated that he was on some kind of drugs. He was really friendly.
It started snowing basically as soon as we boarded the plane... not a commonality for Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Our plane was delayed while the airport crew tried to de-ice the wings.
Then, the pump no the de-icer broke.
Then, they had to wash off the de-icing fluid because it was not compatible with another de ice machine's fluid that they would use.
Then, they de-iced it with another machine.
All in all, it translated to about 3 hours of sitting in a plane not going anywhere.
Meanwhile, the lady in front of us was practicing her opera music at a deafening volume (with her head phones in and sheet music spread out in front of her). Fancy pants sitting next to Danny was commenting as loudly as possible how annoying she was.
Kinda felt like I was in a twilight zone.
Finally, to the delight of all passengers aboard, the plane was ready for take off. All those with connecting flights out of Denver had missed our connecting flights since it was now around 11 pm (which was when we were suppose to arrive in Salt Lake).
After about an hour and a half of flight time, fancy pants next to Danny started acting weirdy. The flight attendant was standing right next to us, handing me a delicious thirst quenching Diet Coke, when fancy pants hastily reached into her ice container, grabbed a handful of ice, and threw it all over his face.
Less than one minute later, he was green faced, frozen, and passed out basically on Danny's shoulder.
He came to pretty quickly, but everyone on the plane was turned staring, flight attendants were running around, people were shouting for doctors or nurses, and me and Danny were just kind of staring with our teeth in our heads.
Luckily, things turned out good for the dude. When we landed, the paramedics helped him off the plane and he seeme alright.

And fortunately, we were the recipients of:
a free night at this mega sweet hotel
$30 for food
$300 towards future air fare.

So, thank you United airlines. For a night of sheer entertainment, free food, free accomodations, and free airfare. Cheers and Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Pageant

The Brown family Christmas play tradition. For your viewing pleasure.

Cast: (in order of appearance)
Archie Sessions: Chris Kringle
Amber Masters: Candy (Mrs.) Clause
Danny Masters: Rudy
Bryce Brown: Ralphie
Derek Brown: lady lamp
Chelice Flieshacker, Amber M, Pepper Sessions: ladies of the choir
Evan Fleishacker: Oral Roberts (preacher)


Christmas Play from danny b on Vimeo.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mini Wheats: Not for those under age 3, over 75, and those who do not chew.

Your alarm clock goes off. You hit snooze. It's Saturday! You sleep a little longer. When you feel like it, you finally stand up. You are even feeling ambitious so you reach your hands up high for a deep morning stretch.You slowly wake up by going to the bathroom, checking your email, heck,even turning on some Saturday morning cartoons. And when I say "you" I obviously mean me.
Once, as a freshmen at BYUI, I happily awoke later than normal because none of my roommates were home. It was peaceful.
It was clean.
All was calm.
What's that? A cry from my stomach?
A rumble from my tummy?
Time for breakfast.
I lazily waddled toward the kitchen and poured myself a nice delicious generous sized bowl of Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats.
I am not even sure if my eyes were opened yet at this point. I continued my waddle to sit right in front of the TV. I flipped on some Saturday morning cartoons to start the day out right.
And i began consumption of my scrumptious cereal.
When all of the sudden...
upon inhalation (drawing air into the lungs by breathing, not rapidly or eagerly devouring) one of the frosted fellows became lodged quite tightly in my esophagus.
Woops. Forgot to chew.
My eyes quickly popped open and I jumped up.
I tried swallowing hard.
My chest and throat were burning like the devil.
What should I do? No one is home.
I should probably frantically run around in circles.
I'm going to die I'm doing to die. Oh my gosh am I seriosuly going to die because I am a fatty and couldn't chew my food before swallowing it?
Maybe if I just keep trying to swallow it will eventually become saturated with my saliva and go down....
Nope. BURNING my chest and throat to death.
I sprinted into the kitchen. I really don't think I have ever moved so swiftly in all mine days. I made fists out of both my hands and lay one on top of the other-- all a top of the counter towards the kitchen sink. I hoisted myself upwards and backwards and tried to land underneath my ribcage onto my hands. Some would call this giving yourself the heimlich manuever.
after several attempts, one burning chest,  two watery eyes (not tears seeing as how i do not cry), and one very red face, the mini wheat flew out of my throat and into the sink.
Then, I laid on the kitchen floor and stared at the ceiling for a good hour.
Good times.

P.S. On 2 other occasions besides this, I have had to un-choke myself from mini wheats. Buyers beware.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it snow: Let it snow: Let it snow!

Sunday morning I awoke to a heaping of bright glistening powdery snow. And... it has been snowing ever since. Besides all the bundling up like Randy from Christmas Story... and walking to campus, it sure does make me giddy!

Yesterday on campus, in a total of about 11 seconds, I saw at least 3 people fall. Haha. That in and of itself is enough reason for me to enjoy snow. But here are some more reasons

The scenery....


Snow shoeing

Snow boarding

Snow men (see both pictures below)

Snow related injuries i.e. sledding

Snow drives

Getting Sun in the Snow


Snow cones


Snow ball fights.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Time is Here!

We made a gingerbread house for FHE this week. Let's hear it for Christmas time! Wooo