Monday, August 17, 2009

Getting Back to Normal

The rest of the week after my birthday went quickly. Thursday I had the temple, Friday the investors working with Hi-Z threw a party for the company so Lisa and I went to that. We also took Brandon and Serene, after all, Brandon is a "former" employee of Hi-Z. That was a fun evening visiting with everyone. Saturday we did some clean up around the house and yard plus we kissed Brandon and family good bye.

Sunday was a nice calm day. Today was work as normal and it was strange not having Alex there. I gave him the last few days off work on the condition that he gets everything ready for his move. Let's see if he actually pulls through.

I'm trying something very unusual for me. I've asked Ben to start up a Fantasy Football League for the family. This is very unlike me but I figured that if most of the family is into football a little competition could be fun. Trevor and Alycia obviously bowed out since they're on their honeymoon and they have things other than football on their minds and Brandon bowed out because he thinks football is "barbaric", Mom bowed out and I didn't even think to invite Sarah. Our teams are Me, Ben, Sharley, Justin, Kira, Alex, Pat and Nate. Pat and Nate are like family members so they count. Wish me luck, the draft is on Tuesday. I really don't know what I'm doing but it should be fun.

Number of States won by:
Democrats: 19
Republicans: 29

Square miles of land won by:
Democrats: 580,000
Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million
Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Democrats: 13.2
Republicans: 2.1

"In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won by Republicans was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare.


Brandon J. Leavitt said...

A few corrections. First, football is not "barbaric" it is opium for the masses. Second, I would have participated in the fantasy league if there were no buy-in. It makes no sense for me to give away $5 like that. It would be comparable to having Ben and Alex compete with me in a chemistry lab. No buy-in equals fun, buy-in equals pyramid scheme with Brandon and dad on the bottom.

Peter and Mandy said...

Hahaha I love Brandon's response :)

Happy Birthday, and I hope you're getting a little more rest and relaxation now that everyone is gone.