Sunday, August 19, 2007

genious new business idea

Here is a great new business idea if you would like to recover some of your costs of staying in hotels when you travel. Snag the extra bars of soap that you don't use when you check out of your room. Over the years, make sure and tuck those bars of soap away in a safe place until you have a good amount saved up. Now put on a garage sale and sell them in a ziplock bag for 25 cents. Brilliant!!!
If you want to get super crazy with your new business, snag the shampoos and conditioners too! Were talking big money now.

Haha, in case you didn't know already this is all a joke. Yes, I do have a strange sense of humor. But I just had to post this after I actually spotted these 2 bags of "Motel 6" soaps and shampoos for sale at a garage sale on Saturday. Too funny.

Our awesome friends Matt and Heather were up visiting from San Diego and we got to hang with them for a couple days before they continued their road trip to the beautiful Oregon coast.

Here are a couple more pics of some great finds at the garage sale!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

what would you do?

a few weeks ago on our road trip back from Michigan bethany and i were cruising down the 2 lane highway in idaho you see above. the speed was 65. i was doing 70... ok maybe 72 at times. so i came up to a black dodge durango doing exactly 65. i would normally just stay behind the person and be fine with it, but in this case it was a flat straight road for as far as you could see. so i wanted to at least do 5 over, which is basically expected on roads like this. but this durango was a bit different. it had a couple antennas on it, and even something on the top that maybe kinda resembled lights. "is it a cop?" i thought to myself... hard to tell yes or no. then i saw his license plate- a totally normal idaho license plate without any government markings like they usually have. couldn't be a cop. so i step on it a bit and pull into the other lane to pass. well, while i was doing about 72 and was obviously passing him in the other lane we both noticed at the same time the huge letters "IDAHO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL". Oh dude... my stomach sank to the floor! Passing a cop!? Is that legal even if your going the speed limit!? So I was instantly faced with a big decision. Do I press on and just grin like everything is great and beautiful while I'm passing him doing 7 over... OR do I hit the brakes and get behind him pretending like nothing ever happened!?

What would you have done??? I would love to hear what you would do... leave a comment!

Well here is what I did:
I decided to stick to my plan of passing the durango. So I passed him doing about 71 and boy was that an awkward moment when I looked over and made eye contact while I was even with him. The look on his face was priceless... like "Boy you know who your messin' with!???" Haha. So I eventually got in front of him and kept my speed right at 70 (trying not to act too guilty by going 5 over) and honestly I was just waiting for the blue and red lights to start flashing all over. 10 seconds... ok lights anytime now. 20 seconds.... wow no lights yet. Of course Bethany made the comment right at about 20 seconds "That cop must be some rookie and he's having a hard time finding the lights switch right now!" hahaha... thanks Bethany.
The good news is that he didn't pull me over so I think my decision to press on and do 5 over was a good one... or ... maybe he just never found the switch for the lights??? :)