Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Who said there's nothing to do in Pocatello?

We went to Pocatello this week-end to visit Phil's dad. Without even trying, we experienced things in Pocatello that we never would have done if we had spent the week-end in Provo.

1. Phil's nephew is now a UFC fighter. Whut??!? Apparently he has been doing it for a couple of years and he's done well enough that he was in the main event on Saturday night. We didn't go to the fight, but Phil's brother (Geoff's dad) filled us in on the gory details. It lasted for all of 10 seconds -literally. The guy punched Geoff once and he was out cold. Nice. He's been training for this fight for two months and if he had won he would have pocketed a cool $500. He does nothing else for work because he got laid off and the training takes too much of his time for him to find another job. Five hundred dollars for two months work doesn't seem like a whole lot to me, but he was very excited about the prospects of winning. Phil's sister-in-law (not the one married to Geoff's dad) suggested that he might be able to save up for a few years to pay for the rhinoplasty that he will undoubtedly need if he keeps this up.

2. When Phil checked us out of our hotel Sunday morning there was a $13 charge for a movie that we apparently had ordered. It was called Naughty Sorority Girls. The girl checking him out guessed that he must have watched it while the boys and I were sleeping soundly in the same room (at 4:00 in the afternoon, by the way). When we first got to the hotel, Adam immediately grabbed the remote and eagerly began looking for a "kid show" for him and Noah to watch. In all of his fumbling he must have inadvertently ordered the movie. My question is this: How could the girl checking us out have been so certain that we had ordered the movie on purpose if it was that easy to order? My guess is that stuff like that must happen all the time. After Adam couldn't get the remote to work like he wanted it to, I intervened and found Nickelodean for them, completely oblivious to the fact that he had apparently just ordered porn. Phil really had to argue to get the charge removed, and she didn't relent until after she looked a little closer and saw that we only supposedly watched it for one minute. One other thing that really bothered me - $13 for a movie like that? Are you kidding me? That's probably more than it cost to make the movie.

3. I took the boys swimming on Saturday night in the hotel pool. Noah is Haitian to the bone because he started shaking and his teeth started chattering before he was even all the way in the water. It wasn't long before all three of us were in the jacuzzi, and soon after we got in we were joined by three high school/maybe college age girls. One of them was wearing a bikini that was clearly past it's prime and wayyyy too small for her abundantly sized chest. While they were in the sauna the right side of her suit had travelled north and was resting quite comfortably on TOP of her breast so as she was climbing down into the jacuzzi it was 100% exposed for all of the world - including my two young sons - to see. Two questions came to mind: 1) How did she not feel that? and 2) How did her "friends" not notice the problem and tell her????? Remember Noah's penchant for female anatomy? If he wasn't still clinging to me trying to get warm, I'm certain that he would have launched himself out of my arms and into her lap with no hesitation. Adam was looking the other way while they were getting in and didn't turn around until she was safely submerged. I'm very grateful that I have no idea how Adam might have responded if he had seen what I saw.

9 comments:

KJae said...

Welcome to Poctello...

Boxing
Bawdiness
and
Boobies

Idaho at its finest!

Nathan said...

It seems like you had a little theme going with numbers 2 and 3.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness... I can't stop laughing!!! Hilarious... ALL OF IT! Will you please just write a book or something... you seriously have a talent here!!!

Sonja and Jordan said...

"accidentally" rented...uh-huh...suuuure.

Julie said...

That's EXACTLY what the desk clerk said. So Sonja - how does it feel knowing that you work for a creepy old man who apparently has a penchant for Sorority Girls??

Lydia said...

It sounds like quite the adventure last weekend!

KJae said...

Okay, I recognize that I'm not the brightest bulb, but where were you when you took that picture? If you were heading to Poky then the I-15 sign wouldn't say "south" for SLC. But if you took the picture coming back then it wouldn't say Poky unless you came from the other way. But that would have been silly. I'm so confused. Did you go see Gma or something?

Julie said...

KJ - That's one of those pictures that I didn't actually take myself. Call it an archive shot - from Google images. I just like to have a little bit o' color show up on the blog sometimes.

KJae said...

That was an excellent image - there was probably even a bit of snow along your journey. Nice pick!

I like color.