Last week SOMEBODY put this cute little ad on craigslist linked to MY email and MY phone number:

BYU vs. Utah football game tickets and tailgate!

all SLC byu fans, reserve a spot at our bi-annual tailgate party before the big BLUE vs utah game, Saturday, Nov 22. come join us anytime after 12:00 noon. call for location and details, 277.2777 — four game tickets in drawing.

Thanks to free advertising, I’ve been fielding calls (including the crazy guy at 4 a.m.!) and emails all week long from rabid fans desperate for a party and dreaming of free tickets to the annual rivalry game where seats are going for $500+ each. And all week long we’ve been planning REVENGE.

Jane promised she would help. She’d call when Roger was away and we could pull our pranks.

But she turned on us. Not only did she leave us hanging by the phone but she alerted Roger (such wifely loyalties!) and he parked his truck across our driveway. We weren’t going anywhere last night unless we called a cab.

Wiping our tears, we crept into bed and dreamed of revenge in the morning. But we awoke to this:

Xander’s MAD!

Gabe simply couldn’t believe anyone would be so cruel.

I couldn’t help but admire the sheer artistry of the little twisted Us.

lots of red candy– such a waste

a helpful reminder that it’s our turn to clean the church today. So considerate.

and suggested apparel for the day– happily the perpetrators dropped the receipt for the tee and visor on the lawn. We returned them– and used the $$$ to buy supplies for REVENGE.
Ha ha ha! You are funding your own demise my friends.

Abandoning subtlety we set out in broad daylight to paint Roger’s windows, decorate his office, string blue lights across his porch, blast the Cougar fight song on repeat play and steal all his U of U shirts.

But he had a U shirt on. And Ben took care of that.

It’s OK, Rog, we left you a nice clean Cougar t-shirt hanging in your closet. Enjoy the game!

I probably shouldn’t admit that we went on a bit of a rampage after that, painting windows all over the neighborhood. The irony is that we haven’t watched a game all season and will have to visit our neighbors with cable TV if we want to catch a glimpse today.

Still, winning is the best revenge. GO BYU BLUE!

November 20, 2008
November 24, 2008



  1. hans

    November 22, 2008

    At least we have candy canes now. Go COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Heidi

    November 22, 2008

    I hope we win now, so Roger can taste it…and I’m not talking about Candy Canes!

    I sure like you guys and Roger!

    Next year when you need a taxi, call me. 🙂

    Hans said it: GO COUGS

  3. Shelah

    November 22, 2008

    And I thought we were rabid fans…

  4. Jessica

    November 23, 2008

    Oh sweet, sweet victory! GO UTES!!!!
    I love that you captured this all on camera, Michelle! I love my dad’s face when you got him BLUE. Love the rivalry!!! Until next year….

  5. m_and_m

    November 23, 2008

    The irony is that we haven’t watched a game all season and will have to visit our neighbors with cable TV if we want to catch a glimpse today.

    This to me was the best part of this post.

    Except for the pics, of course!


    (So funny.)

  6. Bonnie

    November 23, 2008

    GO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Courtney

    November 23, 2008

    I’m quite proud of the way you reacted. Any true Cougar would be the same…I only wish I could have been there to help! Next time just let me know. That was a rough game yesterday, but I still say GO COUGARS!!!!

  8. duchess

    November 23, 2008

    Looks like a fun time (except the cleaning up part).

  9. Jennifer B.

    November 23, 2008

    The expressions on your kids’ faces are priceless!

  10. Redhoodoos

    November 24, 2008

    Okay – that is hilarious!! I love that you have neighborly rivalry. I would have totally been on your side, btw.

    Please burn the yearbook page with that awful reminder of my ‘incident’. Your comment gave me a good laugh for sure!

    I was only at Hillcrest for my sophomore year and part of my junior year before I moved to Olympus. Funny that we went to school together. I think I have a memory of you (I think it was you that did this) running to seminary in the rain. You were late to class and the teacher asked why and you said “we were late because we had to build a boat to get across the parking lot”. Everyone laughed. I remember thinking you were hilarious!

    Anyway – small world. I lurked around your blog for a long time before I realized that you and I went to the same high school.

  11. dalene

    November 24, 2008

    I love it! Too bad they had the last laugh though. I’m still in mourning.

  12. Danielle

    November 24, 2008

    OMG this is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! I love it – I want to come live in your neighborhood, how fun!!!!

  13. Lisa

    November 24, 2008

    Loved the photos of all our hard work! We had a blast with Roger and Lars! That was the funnest thing we have done at 4am. Thanks for leaving it up for all to see. If they didn’t know you, they would think that you are true Utes. Thanks for being good sports, but according to Roger you owe us dinner at the place of our choice! When do you want to go? Can’t wait until next year! Like Rachel said on Ben’s car Choose The Red!
    Love Ya!!
    GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Jan Russell

    November 25, 2008

    Your kids sad/mad faces are almost as cute as their smiles – what hilarious pictures!

  15. katherine

    November 26, 2008

    All I have to say is….. GO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. stace

    December 1, 2008

    go cougs!!!

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