Sep 21, 2008

Dan's bday pics

For Dan's birthday we had our both of our families and some close friends over for a tasty Mexican dinner and cake & icecream. It was a low-key day, but we had a great time! I had emailed a bunch of our friends and family and had them email some things about Dan. I gave people the choice to do any of the following 1. Favorite memory of Dan 2. Three words that describe Dan 3. Favorite Dan saying 4. If Dan were running for President of The United States, what would his platform be and would you vote for him? We got some really great responses. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send something. Dan was a little embarrassed by all the attention when he walked in to find the walls covered with comments about him, but he really appreciated it. I thought I'd just share a few favorites.

My brother-in-law Jared wrote some really funny stuff.

If Dan was elected president of...of what, I am not sure. So here are a few scenarios.

If he ran for president of his neighborhood watch, his platform would stress constant vigilance, "as long as I don't have to get up." Vote: no.

If Dan ran for president of the PTA at Sienna's school his platform would include: "I am going to kill any boy who ever talks to her." Vote: yes

If Dan ran for president of the Highland 16th Ward Elders Quorum he would promise "5 minute lessons and biannual home teaching." Vote: yes. (but I have a bad feeling about this)

If Dan ran for president of the Settlers of Catan Aficionado Club (SCAC), his platform would promise: "You have to agree to any awful trade that I can concoct." Vote: no.

If Dan ran for president of the White Rappers Guild of America (WRGA), his platform would include affirmative action album assistance for ALL young rappers held back by comfortable suburban lifestyles, great schools, concerned parents, and supportive youth leaders. Vote: oh my goodness sakes, heck yes!

If Dan ran for president of the Mountain West Fantasy Sports Association (MWFSA) his platform would be: "Think about all the energy and effort we spend on our sports fantasies. If we just spent a fraction of that time with our wives I bet we would make love a lot more often." Vote: I'm too busy laughing.

If Dan ran for president of the Yo Mama Joke Society (YMJS) his signature joke would be "Yo Mama so lazy she thinks aspiration is butt sweat!" Vote: yes

If Dan ran for Vice-president of the United States, at a debate with Sarah Palin his platform would be: "Seriously...seriously, you're going to vote for her instead of me?" Point: Dan. Vote: yes.

Amber Sim: my favorite memory is for sure game night instructions. I remember sitting at the table thinking are these instructions every going to end..let's play the game already.

Ryan Berman: Three words that describe Dan. Goofy. Light-hearted. Genuine.

Autumn Barnes: OH EASY, MY FAVORITE MEMORY AND IT HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE IS: WHEN I WOULD MISS CHURCH, YOUR HUSBAND, DURING SACRAMENT WOULD EMAIL ME WITH HIS PHONE, COMMENTING THAT I WASN'T THERE IN HIS SARCASTIC KIND OF WAY! I AM SO GLAD HE WAS PAYING SUCH CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SPEAKER! YEAH RIGHT!!AND WHO BRINGS THERE PHONE TO CHURCH??? OH YEAH, HE IS A DOCTOR ON CALL RIGHT?

Jen Schafer: Motivated, Innovative, Funny

Boyd Plowman: Dan's slogan: "Government first." If you have two cows, give one to the Feds. President Dan will get Barbra Streisand to sing for you. I'm "undecided" about voting for him. Maybe, because Holly would be First Lady. Probably, if Paris Hilton is his running mate.

Steve Arnold: I loved seeing the look on his face when I told him that John Riggins, Joe Theisman, and Joe Gibbs were a bunch of pansies. I don't think that he had ever contemplated that any of these 3 could be anything less than diety.

Brian Schumann: Dan's Presidential platform would be the following:

1. Gay rights
2. Gay rights
3. Gay rights

I would definitely vote for him.


Anyway, there were tons more, but I'll spare you from reading them all! I just shared a few of the ones that I think describe Dan pretty well. Here's a few pics from his birthday. Unfortunately I didn't get any group shots. I did get a couple of Sienna and her cousin Ella. Pretty dang cute! We need to work on getting Sienna to pose and smile for the camera. ;)




3 comments:

Sher said...

You guys play Settlers?
Yeah, we seriously need to get together!
Maybe, if we can figure out when the Redskins are playing (and it's on TV) we could have a Redskins/Settlers/dinner party!
Call me!!!

Jadie said...

Holly, what a great night! I love all the comments strung up around the room. (I may steal that idea...) Also, it was so fun to see a pic of Sienna and Ella together! So dang cute!

Debi said...

Happy birthday Dan!