Friday, February 27, 2009

google it

I think it is extremely awesome that if you type "Dan Hixon" in Google's search engine the first link to come up is my husband's photography.

Equally as cool: Currently I hold the first, fifth, and sixth places for "Jamie Hixon." (This blog is #1. I don't know how.)

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I just found out that Edward Cullen, the insanely popular fictional vampire, supposedly drives an Aston Martin Vanquish when he's not driving his Volvo. Somehow this makes my obsession less cool. Now there are all these connections with the car that make me feel like a poser or something, so I'm switching my new favorite car to an Aston Martin DB9 convertible.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I'm usually not much of a car girl. Normally I don't care what I'm driving, I have no aspirations of owning a particular car, and I can't determine the make or model of the cars my relatives drive... let alone the cars I pass by on my daily routes about town. It has been a peaceful and happily ignorant existence.

There has been a disturbance in the force.

Dan watches a show called Top Gear. It is a show aired by the BBC and its primary purpose is to review cars. At first I didn't think I could possibly like this show, but to my surprise I love it. The three hosts are completely hilarious, and they are honest in their reviews. (They are refreshingly honest about everything else as well. In one episode they declared that Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a boiled horse! Ouch.) There are sections of the show where the hosts are challenged to do crazy things, and they invite British celebrities to drag race normal cars around their track. It is a quirky, interesting, and charming show... and watching it has given rise to a tiny obsession with something unexpected.

Behold the Aston Martin Vanquish. I think it is one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen. I have never cared about cars before, but if I were currently ridiculously wealthy I would probably go out and buy one as soon as humanly possible.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Will someone please buy these for me already?!


Sorry if this is gross, but it is a part of my life.

I had a precancerous mole removed when I was about 21 years old. I figured I would be pretty good from then on out about going to the dermatologist and getting stuff checked out. I haven't been. I guess I'm lazy.

For about 2 years I've had this tiny mole on my leg that has been looking and acting like the precancerous mole that was taken from my face. I finally went in and had it removed along with three others that were getting on my nerves. I'm waiting for results, but this is not a cause of anxiety in my life. I don't care if they are cancerous or not. My reason for blogging is so that I can remember a few details for next time. My body loves to make extra cells, so I'm sure there will be a next time.

-The limit of moles removed at a time is four. This has to do with the post lab work.

-It takes a week to two weeks for the sites to heal. You have to keep them covered and poly-sporined in the meantime.

-Each site itches like the dickens afterward! It drives you crazy and you can't sleep.

That's all.

Friday, February 13, 2009


People like to tell me that I look like my husband. I wonder why I hear this so often? I mean, it is kinda odd to tell married couples that they look like brother and sister. Don't get me wrong, I think Dan is cute so it is a major compliment to me... but I don't really see it.

Now that we have a child I think I hear this "similar" comment more often. It usually goes something like "I don't know if Asher looks more like you or your husband... but I guess I've always thought you two looked alike!"

I've never really thought Asher looked like me. He is really white and has a big mouth, but that is where the similarities end as far as I'm concerned. You can feel free to disagree, you obviously wouldn't be the first.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


While driving Dan to work this lovely overcast morning (at 10:00am... running a little late today) I saw a man riding a bike. He had bare feet. It looked like his shoes were in a plastic bag dangling from one of the handlebars. He did not look homeless. His feet must have been quite cold. I cannot figure out why he was riding his bike down State Street with his shoes in the wrong location.

Monday, February 9, 2009

bad=good good=bad

On Sunday after church Asher was so tired that he fell asleep in the car... nothing new there. However, when we arrived home I noticed that he had a messy diaper. That made five in 12 hours. Whatever. I had Dan set him down on the changing table and proceeded to do my job. He never moved a muscle. He was out COLD. I kept expecting him to wake up at certain times (when I took his diaper off, when I used a cold wipe, when I put his pants back on...) but he never did. He just lay there with a little smile on his peaceful face. That is the most enjoyable diaper changing experience I have ever had. By far.

Today I worked with a bunch of kids on Pirates. I love directing. I love funny musicals. I love kids. Today I forgot that I loved all those things and I almost walked out of the theater, never to darken the doorstep again. Some of the kids were nice and attentive when I was trying to talk, but most of them were disrespectful jokers with ADD. Why did I ever say I would direct a Junior High musical? I must have taken naive pills that morning.

The sad thing is that Asher will never be that good during changing time ever again, and I have to go back to the Junior High tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tagged by David

6 names you go by:
Little Jay

3 things you are wearing right now:
Black yoga-type pants. I should exercise.
A light pink Shade shirt
contact lenses

2 things you want very badly at the moment:
I want to be 10 pounds lighter.
I want a bunch of housework to do itself.

3 of your favorite things you did last night:
I slept. I can't think of anything else because I needed the sleep really badly.

4 things you ate today:
Steak and Cheese flautas, refried beans, an English muffin, chinese snack mix. (I know this sounds carb-tastic. I'm stopping the refined carbs tomorrow, I swear.)

2 People you last talked to on the phone:
Dan's Mom

6 things I plan to do tomorrow:
Call my old friend Suzy
Have a RS presidency meeting
Meet with the Pirates of Penzance costumer
clean our bathroom
Go to rehearsal
Try to get Asher to kiss me. (He really likes me, he just won't kiss me.)

5 things I’m grateful for today:
My family
My health
My testimony and beliefs
My talents
The beauty covering every inch of this planet.

I tag Cheryl and Amy. They may not ever get this memo though, so I'm not really expecting anything.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I missed out on a lot of things while we were away in Utah. I missed three days of rehearsal, a cast "getting to know you" ice cream party, I missed the final days of my cleanse, an opportunity to be in a commercial (so sad about this one), feeding the missionaries (oops), going to a leadership conference for Relief Society with Sister Beck -General RS President- actually speaking in Santa Barbara, the last opportunity to see my friend Jackie before she was gone for good... the list goes on. I felt like everything was happening at once.

Still, I feel great about going to Utah because I gained more than I lost. I was able to hang out with my Utah sisters, eat dinner at a fun and delicious Mexican restaurant called Guadalahonkeys (ha!) with Chad, Clara, Tracy, and Brent, get my hair cut and colored for super cheap, shop at two malls (once with Kristy- super fun), see a marvelous BYU production of Thoroughly Modern Millie with my brother-in-law Jeff, watch Jeff play hockey, go to Jon and Lisa's wedding lunch and beautiful reception, reconnect with the Williams' family and other Santa Barbara-Utah friends, see the Adairs and get the original Pride & Prejudice recording from the play I wrote/directed, and stay with my generous Uncle Dale and Aunt Teresa in their beautiful home. Dan worked on with Ron and shot guns. He also saw Elder Scott in the temple (he sealed Jon and Lisa). Asher got a nasty cold/cough, but he also got to play with his cousins and watch WALL-E so he was pretty happy. Another thing I gained was a little weight... but it is only two pounds, and I was expecting to gain more after the cleanse, so I am actually pleasantly surprised. I'm still down six-and-a-half... now for the South Beach diet and a gym membership.