Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Ok...so I've come to the realization recently (with help from various people in my life) that I am a bad blogger. I rarely blog for a few reasons: 1) I am busy. (Lame excuse I know) 2) Sometimes I just don't have anything that I feel is "blog worthy." 3) When I do have time to blog, I find myself doing other things like playing online games or watching TV.

I'm going to try to do a better job of blogging more. I really enjoy reading the list of 15 blogs that I follow as often as I can, and find myself wondering why people don't blog more so that I can read them. Then I realized that I might be making some people (if anyone actually reads my blog) feel the same way...wondering every night why there isn't a new post on Cody's Contemplations for their reading enjoyment.

Well folks, today is your lucky day! The wait is over! You blog dreams have been fulfilled!

I'm in a weird mood right now and I decided that its time for a random blog. So today's theme is...

TOPS: My top 3 list...of top 5 lists!

I am going to try my best to compile my top three list of top five lists regarding how things rank (or ranked) in my life! Woot!

Number 3: My top 5 favorite foods regardless of genre or whatever thats called for food...
5) Sesame Chicken- This is my all time favorite chinese food dish and the one that I find myself ordering regardless of the restaurant. The best sesame chicken I have ever had was from The Wonderful House in Scottsbluff.
4) Chili- I'm not really a huge soup fan...so it's a good thing that I don't really classify chili as a soup. There are 2 chili's that each have a separate place in my heart forever. First, Cristina Sander's chili is the best chili that I have ever eaten...I love to eat it with fritos, lots of shredded cheddar cheese, and a little bit of sour cream. Second, my mom's chili. Many of you might think that this is very weird but I eat my mom's chili just like my dad does...by dousing it in sugar. Yes you hear correctly...SUGAR. Try it sometime...I wouldn't recommend it with a really spicy chili though. Reserve it for a really mild one.
3) Smothered Enchiladas- Favorite mexican food of all. I get these at any mexican restaurant that has them. Cheesy enchiladas covered in spicy pork chili is to die for! If you are ever in Scottsbluff, you have to try the smothered enchiladas at El Charrito for the are muy muy bueno!
2) Cheeseburgers- The best grilling out food ever. I could eat burgers anytime and anyplace. You can find cheap burgers for a dollar at various fast food places to satisfy your hunger. Or you could dive into the world of gourmet burgers for a pretty penny. Regardless of where you get them, they are sure to fill you up...some more than others though. The only things that could possibly be better than a cheeseburger (other than my number 1 food) is a cheeseburger with BACON!!!
1) Pizza- The chameleon of foods. Think about it...they make breakfast pizza, mexican pizza, veggie pizza, dessert pizza, taco pizza, cheeseburger pizza, mac and cheese pizza, and the list goes on. Like a food but are wondering how to make it better? Try making it into a pizza! I eat pizza fresh, day old, hot, or cold. I simply don't get tired of it. The best pizza that I can think of might surprise some people. Little Caesar's Hot and Ready. Cheap. Take it home and douse it with Frank's Red Hot Sauce then dip it in some ranch dressing and you could almost call that heavenly.

Number 2: Top 5 best of the worst pick up lines ever...
5) If you were a new hamburger at McDonald's, you would be McGorgeous.
4) How you doing? (said in a sleazy Joey Tribbiani voice)
3) Your graphics are so beautiful that they rival Doom 3.
2) There's this movie I really want to see, but my mommy said I can't go by myself...
1) Do you have a boyfriend? [No] Want one? [Yes] Well, when you want a MANfriend, come and talk to me.

Number 1: Top 5 things that I played with when a child...
5) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- I used to be obsessed with the TNMT. I collected all the action figures and would play with them on a daily basis. My favorite thing to do with them though, was to line them up in 2 lines facing each other, then grab my dad and have a war by shooting a rubber band at the other side. The first person to knock all the TNMT's down on the enemy side won. AWESOME!
4) Basketball- When I was younger, I could almost always be found outside playing basketball. Whether it was by myself, with my dad, or with the neighborhood kids...I did it all the time. That part of me hasn't really changed much. I still do that quite a bit.
3) My Bike- Riding around the neighborhood racing other kids, timing myself to see how fast I could ride to my grandma's and back, making ramps and trying to jump over things, crunching a pop can and putting it on the back tire to make it sound like a motorcycle, riding through the gutter to make all the water shoot out behind you, and trying to make the longest skid mark on the sidewalk...ya my bike riding days were the best!
2) Legos- This probably consumed at least 6 months of my life if you add all the hours together. If you were to ask me what I wanted for Christmas when I was younger, I probably would have said legos. And the few days after Christmas and my birthday...you would know where to find me...I was in my room building all the sweet legos that I had received. I had so many legos that my mom got me a huge tote to put them all in. It was big enough to fit me in it. I had lego parties that lasted for days. Best days ever!
1) Dirt- What little boy didn't play with dirt? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a boy would actually be a girl if they didn't play in the dirt at least once in their life. I lived outside in the dirt. I was REALLY into building forts and those always required digging a trench somewhere in the back yard. I think the time that I realized I didn't like dirt so much was when my dad put me to work digging little holes to make a walkway of stepping stones in the back yard...dirt went from play...to work. Sad day!

Welp...I hope that you enjoyed yet another trip into my head for a moment...see you next year!


  1. TMNT were the best!!!! I had a ton of action figures and the video games on the regular nintendo are still some of the best games ever made! I'm shocked that skateboarding didnt make your list of things you did when you were a kid. The first part of my friendship with you was spent watching you skateboard!

  2. Yep! That sounds pretty much like what I remember. I'm surprised mom's pizza didn't make #1 though on the Pizza list. It seems like there was even a TMNT birthday cake and blanket at one time. I remember trying to get mom to let me throw some of the leggo's away each year before Christmas so that we would have room for the new ones that you were going to get. She always said, "No we'll just get a longer tote. I loved and still do love playing basketball with you boys. I remember times when I wasn't feeling well for some reason or another, when you would convince me that we would just play a couple games of horse. 2 hours later, we would still be at it. Great times. The first day you beat me had to be one of the greatest days in your life, as hard as you worked at it. And as far as playing in dirt becoming work, it only becomes work if you let it. Drew, I think skateboarding didn't make the list because of the cost. He kept breaking something and having to save more money to pay for it. Great blog son. I do look for the updates. Love ya!!!!!!

  3. I'm still saving your legos for you honey!!! Looking forward to the day when you can take them and put them in your house!!!! I'm glad you miss my cooking. You older kids sure got the best of that world..........don't feel much like cooking lately.....nothing sounds good and nobody likes the same things.ever. I guess that part hasn't changed!! Love you honey!

  4. Soooo.... I think it's about time you update again... PLEASE!!!!! :)... come on... I know there are all kinds of wonderful things going on in your life. I'd love to hear about some of them. Miss you brother.