Monday, December 14, 2009

Tiger Woods Ya'll

I know I know. Its played out and dumb. All I gotta say on the subject is that ALL of these alleged mistresses or whatever they are called knew this guy was married. I don't know how it all played out but SHAME ON THEM for pursuing him or accepting his advances. He isn't the ONLY person to blame. They knew as much as he did.

Dashboard Confessional Concerts

A couple weeks ago I went to 2 Dashboard Confessional concerts. One was in San Fran. I had to use a Southwest Voucher that I had earned by the end of the week and I didn't really have any thing else I could get to in time. I had planned to use it to go to AZ for a DC concert there but that tour got canceled so I had to change my plans. I flew out there Wednesday evening and my sister Kara picked me up at the airport. WE drove into the city and went to the show. It was a great concert! After that she took me to my dad's place and dropped me off. We left for the airport at 5:30am so I could catch my flight. The trip cost me a grand total of $42. Not too shabby if you ask me.

Two days later I went to my 2nd concert of the week in Salt Lake. It was at the same club I saw them the for the very first time about 7 years ago. Back then I was just a NKOTB and didn't realize what I was getting myself into. This time I went by myself because in several previous attempts I had bought an extra ticket hoping to take someone that I really wanted to go with or at least really wanted to see the band. So this time I went solo so I could just take it in and not have to worry about some other person that didn't want to be there as much as I did.

It was another great show. Chris loves playing in Salt Lake for some reason. I won't complain. I never get sick of seeing them perform. And I take some comfort in knowing that I won't have to pay a couple hundred dollars to see them. I say them. Its a bit of a misnomer. Chris Carrabba started the band on his own back in 2000. He called it Dashboard Confessional so he could expand the band at some point. Now there are 4 solid members but every once in awhile Chris will go on a solo tour (like this one) when it is usually him and John Lefler, the other guitarist. They'll play smaller venues and bust out the acoustics and let us have it.

This round they are doing something a little special. Check out DCBootlegs, someone involved has been recording all the shows and posting them free online to listen to or download. Now you can see what you are missing or at the least, what I am loving.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Maui Wowie!

So last week I spent a week in Kapalua, Maui with my Dad. Let me say that the accommodations were tremendous. I had a great time with the old man.

Our days consisted of a homemade breakfast on the balcony/patio of our 5th story condo at the Ritz Carlton Resort. I admit that I stole several shampoos, soaps, and lotions. I somehow found the strength and left the robe.
After breakfast we got ready in our respective rooms (this is what mine looked like)

and proceeded to our 9:30am tee time at one of the premier golf courses. The Bay Course
Dad teeing off on the 2nd hole. (You're gonna want to keep your drive right.)

The tee box of the 4th hole.This is me putting on the 4th hole.

This might be the 14th or 16th hole. Over the water, up the hill, and in the hole.

and The Plantation Course. The Mercedes Open is a PGA tour stop in January that opens the golf season.

When we finished our golf, we usually ate a light lunch and sat around the pool sippin on Pina Coladas or other various non-alcoholic blended fruit-centric beverages.

The pool was vast and empty which made it very relaxing. There were pool attendants itching for anything to do so when we showed up we had a barrage of towels laid out for us when we got back from a cooling dip in the water.

On Tuesday and Thursday we were treated to deep tissue massages. This was my first experience with massages and now that I know what I am missing I feel like I have missed out on a big part of life. :)

After our massages we'd get cleaned up and ready for dinner. We ate a various array of restaurants where we ate different local fishes and other fine cuisine.

When the trip was coming to a close I had to drop off my dad at the airport at noon and my flight wasn't until 10:30pm. So I went back and golfed 9 more holes, went to the Lahiana Mall and bought my new favorite piece of clothing; a furry lined zip-up hoodie that says Honalua in furry lettering across the front. Since I was on my own at this point I stopped at Panda Express and found a secluded beach area where I ate, watched the sun set and read a few chapters out of the Book of Mormon.
It was quite an experience. I loved every minute of it and didn't really want to leave that life and come back to Utah where it snowed today...

I must thank my Dad for his generosity in taking me out and pampering me more than I probably deserve. But just FYI, I will happily go again if you need some company.

Monday, November 02, 2009

A Bathroom with a View

It's a little tough to see out that window but trust me, its nice. Look for more photos as my trip to Maui progresses.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The breakfast of champions...

...About 3 minutes later.

Ready, Go!

The breakfast (or in this case dinner) of Champions. And by champions I mean, Caleb.

Nature @ 75mph

A quick shot in the rearview...because I appreciate nature.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Dusk and Summer

This song (probably playing or on my playlist) holds a bit of nostalgia for me. I wrote a poem called Down By the Shore because of this song. When I hear it I am taken to several different moments in my life. A concert or two where Chris Carrabba, of Dashboard Confessional, had everyone hold their cell phones in the air to represent the stars that were out when he was writing this song on his rooftop overlooking the ocean in South Florida.

The first and most powerful memory that enters my mind is being at the beach below the Carmel House. It was a moment of bitter sweetness now. While it was one of the best weekends of my life, though too short, now it represents all the things I want and wish I had in my life.

I spent this weekend with the only girl I have ever said "I Love You" to. And I meant it with all my soul when I said it. At this point, I hadn't yet emoted to her that this was the case but I felt it and I knew it was real. I finally had something worth losing. These were good feelings and I cherish them.

Eventually things transpired and our relationship didn't last. But this song, in its beauty, will remind me of that weekend where I spent it with the only girl I have loved. And though it didn't work out I have a hope that there will come a time when I can feel those emotions and hear these words and I won't think of her anymore but of the new love I have found. I know what I am looking for. And I know I am waiting for something new, something that will be more than a weekend. I don't know who she is or where she is but she's, to cop a line from An American Tale, somewhere out there.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Falling to Pieces

Good day my friends!

I am coming apart at the seams. This past year has been taxing on my poor body. Let me tell you about them.
1. Midcarpal Instability - this ailment that occurs in the wrist happened when I was playing football last October on Conference Weekend. Somehow, something went wrong when I either tackled someone or got tackled by someone. This causes my wrist to pop out of place whenever I put pressure on it. This has ruined my ability to throw a football and anything larger than a softball. The motion causes it to pop. It is painful and chronic. I was in a cast for 6 weeks which resulted in several hundred dollars of useless. It is extremely rare and nearly incurable.

2. Left Ankle - This has been an ongoing condition from my surgery back on 2007. The joint has be deteriorating slowly and the pain increasing. I need to get it scoped. In the meantime, because I can't afford it, I have been paying doctors $50 a pop to get steroid injections into the joint to alleviate the pain for a few weeks at a time. I've had 5 since November.

3. Torn Ligament/Tendon - I think I tore something in my right elbow at the end of June. I had to stop playing 3rd base on my softball team because I couldn't make the throws. I was resigned to playing catcher and opted to not play on an intramural football team because I didn't want the temptation. It is still on the mend.

4. Cellulitis - Some how in June I got cellulitis in my left elbow. Another random occurrence indeed. I think this may have been caused by some old lotion that I used to cure my exceedingly dry elbows. Any how, I ended up at the hospital getting an IV and spending another several hundred dollars. But I was cured.

5. Vertigo - I came down with a random case of Vertigo about 10 days ago. I was consigned to my bed for a long 4 days. I couldn't walk around with out nearly falling over and getting nauseous. I am finally over it 100% thanks to Rick Sampson MD, who provided me with some Meclizine. What ever it is it helped.

The question now is, What's Next? Hopefully someone else causes it so I don't have to pay for it. (like what happened to my car) I do have insurance but with Obama out and about trying to change everything who knows what is going to happen.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Car Status

Its been too long and I want to catch everyone up with my car.

Here is the story.

I'm minding my business driving north on Timpview Dr in Provo, heading to play some pick up soccer. All of a sudden, the Silver Toyota you see below, who was headed south on the same road, decided to make a left turn right in front of me. No blinker or anything. I see him turn and I react. I am passing 2780 North, where this guy is turning on to and I decide to try to turn right and miss him.

I didn't. Hit hits me on the driver's side doors which tosses me into a car that is stopped at the 2780 stop sign. I smash him on the back door driver's side and come to a stop. The Toyota hit the front end of the Black Honda. So all 3 cars are damaged in 2 places.

There were a ton of witnesses that will attest to the fact that the kid who decided to turn in front of me was at fault and that is what the insurance company decided as well. Luckily no one was hurt in the accident.

So I am still in a rental car because the repair shop is having trouble locating parts and will be for another 10 days probably. I got the quote the other day and damages came to $5,500!

The good news is that all the parts of the car that were damaged from the accident were parts that all had little dings and bruises on it to begin with. So when I get my baby back baby back baby back it will be in better shape than before the accident. I already got my deductible from the other insurance company so I am in good shape.

The only problem is that I miss my car

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This is the dude that turned in front of me and hit me.

That's his car. He was stopped @ the stop sign.

Then I hit a dude...

Just got hit by a dude...

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

This was kinda fun.

1. Put your iPod/iTunes on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

anything in RED is commentary.

What's the Difference - Eminem

Change of Heart - Cindi Lauper

Take a Little Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin

Twisted - Kieth Sweat

Raise Up - Petey Pablo

Where Da Hood At? - DMX say word son!

This is the Way we Ball - Lil Flip

Every Rose Has its Thorn - Poison HAHAHA yeah right!

Raining in Baltimore - Counting Crows

One More Chance - Notorious BIG

Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

40oz to Freedom - Sublime HA!

The Widow's Peak - Dashboard Confessional

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler NO WAY!

Look in my Eyes - Obie Trice

The Final Cut - Pink Floyd ooooo creepy, its not true!

Rub One Out - 2ge+her

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter

Friday, July 17, 2009


Caleb Reeve...Governor of Utah? Yes.

My Presidential Site contains the official announcement. You can donate to the Cause!

You can also join my group on Facebook!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Name This Song!

On the day I left Cape Cod, my sisters somehow got an old song stuck in their heads. All the reminiscing must have spawned the memory somehow. I got a call while in the airport asking if I knew who sang the song. At that moment they all started singing into the phone and I instantly recognized the song. I had heard it many times before. The only problem was no of us could remember what the song was called or the band's name that performed it.

The next day I called Brittany back and talked to her a bit more about the song and did some searching. The only thing I could find in all the lyric search engines, google video, or youtube was this: SWEET JANE ID.

Apparently this person is struggling to figure it out too. So if any of you know who sings it holler at your boy! It may even be worth a prize. :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

RSL Sunset

End of the Real Salt lake game winning 3-0.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

What is your current obsession?
Dashboard Confessional. Love their music. And TMZ. That show cracks me up, I wanna work there.

What do you hate that most everyone else seems to love?
Artichokes and mushrooms

What are you wearing today?
White and blue stripped polo, some cargo khakis and flippy floppies

What’s for dinner?
Shoot...leftover pizza maybe?

What would you eat for your last meal?
Just ate the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza from CPK. Tasty.

What’s the last thing you bought?
Besides lunch? A soldering iron to fix my sub-woofer.

What are you listening to right now?
My Blog probably the same thing you are listening to right now. Enjoy it. Play it at work. I love it and so should you!

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
I love her and I'm wicked stoked to see Brittany in less than a week and the little tiny twinners.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Lake Como Italy. It might be the prettiest place I have ever seen. Casino Royale, when Bond is recovering, and its where Anakin Skywalker takes Whatsherface to in the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Somewhere with sweet rollercoasters, that place in Ohio. Or Fenway Park if the Red Sox are playing.

What is one of your hobbies?

What’s your favourite quote?
I will know what you are if you tell me what you think about when you don't have to think.

What is your favourite colour?
Blues and greens

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
An Adidas long sleeve hoodie. But its t-shirt thick not heavy.

What is your dream job?
Marketing Consultant

Describe your personal style?
Casual comfort...White t-shirts and pants.

What’s your favourite tree?
That would be those of the deciduous variety. Leafy, green, blooming, changing colors.

What are you going to do after this?
Might get my golf on.

What’s your favourite fruit?
could be a strawberry.

What inspires you?
people's expectations of me.

Who was the last person you kissed?
Heidi, it was on the cheek. Its my new thing. I kiss girls on the cheek. Very Euro.

Go to your bookshelf, take down the first book with a red spine you see, turn to page 26 and type out the first line:
I'm not in a room with a bookshelf.

What delighted you the most today?
Its only 230. Lunch was good.

By what criteria do you judge a person?
Time...think about it. ;)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson - The King of Pop

Not only the best selling album of all time but one of the best record sleeves of all time. White suit, baby tiger on your knee...epic. You may have been crazy but you made some great music. Some of favorites include: Dirty Diana, Give In To Me, Man in the Mirror, and Billie Jean. RIP. I'll pray for your kids.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Brief Update

You can follow me on twitter now if you'd like. or click on the link to the right. It updates to the blog here as well.

I was thinking about it the other day how well these different social utilities are all connected. From my cell phone I can update my twitter, which then will post to my blog and my facebook, updating the status. I can send pictures that I take with my phone to my blog or to facebook with a couple clicks of some buttons. I find it fascinating and maybe a bit of overkill. But hey, apparently people want to know about it.

My Elbow - The final verdict was that I had Cellulitis I got the first bill from the hospital which, if they don't help me out a bit, will set me back about $500. Hopefully I can get a break like last time. My bank account is starving for an influx of cash money. I have a feeling mine isn't the only one out there.

I had a birthday this last week. I turned 30. Hard to believe really. I don't feel older or any different but 30 just sounds older. I had a good birthday. A couple of my friends bought my meals, I had a grip of people over to eat cake and ice cream. Thanks to everyone for your messages and calls. I appreciated them.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Another view - I.V. included

Taking pictures of your elbow is hard!

At the E.R. - elbow itis

So, I'm at the hospital with an I.V. in my arm and a steady flow of antibiotics flowing into my bloodstream.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Elbow - ITIS

What in the world is wrong with my elbow? It hurts. But without insurance, I guess I hope it just goes away...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Translation

This video is epic. I'd explain it but you'll get it after a few seconds. You might cry from laughing so hard. It has been known to happen.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mas Peliculas

I've been to a couple more movies that I thought I would post on.

Terminator Salvation - Its your run of the mill action flick. It was a little confusing because I am not UBER familiar with all the other Terminator movies. I've seen them but don't recall a whole lot from them. No problems with it really. It was entertaining. I pretty much got what I expected.

UP - I didn't see it in 3D but I don't think that took away from it at all. (plus it saved me a few bucks) Pixar put out another great movie. Its hard to complain about this one at all. Its got some cute parts, some funny parts, and the humor and wit you are used to with this thread of films. I really enjoyed it and I went on a Saturday afternoon which means I got to enjoy it with all the littles in the theater as well. Its fun to hear them talk and see what they laugh at. I'd say go see this one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Roadkill Remains the Same

Sadly, when I went back this is all that was left. What was I thinking to not take a picture? 'And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains...' I've stopped a couple of times today and had that picture pops into my head and all I can do is chuckle in disbelief and awe. What disturbs me the most is: At what point did this deer put on a t-shirt? Who does that? These people are among us.

I was pretty tired this morning. I decided to stop by the Emissions shop close to where the accident occurred. I spoke to a Latin fellow and asked him if he saw the deer. He said he did. Then I asked him if it had a t-shirt on and he said it did. We both laughed a little and then I took off.

Rudolph, the Red Shirt Roadkill

This morning while I was driving home and about a 3/4 of a mile from my house, on State Street, I saw one of the strangest things I have ever seen; a dead deer on the side of the road...wearing a red t-shirt. Not like draped over it but like you see when someone puts a sweater on a dog in the winter. It literally had its front legs in the sleeves, head through the hole. I drove past a good 200 yards and stopped. I threw it in reverse and backed up to get a better look. I was pretty tired and didn't know if I was hallucinating. Indeed, a dead deer wearing a red t-shirt. I wonder if it is still there. If it is, I'll take a picture and maybe post it if 'The People' (that's you) desire it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

American Idol Recap

I thought it was going to be Adam, Danny, and Alicia as the final 3. Kris came out of nowhere. I thought Adam was a better performer and had a better overall season, Kris had a better last 2 weeks. (you know Americans with our short attention spans)

I may be reading too far into the results but there is also a dynamic I am interested in. Rumors abound that Adam is gay. Kris is married. I wonder if America voted partially based on that. I know some people who voiced that it was an issue. And if people didn't vote for Adam because of the rumors or voted for Kris because they didn't want Adam to win because of those rumors is interesting. I'll just leave it at that. You can try and figure out what that means.

I didn't vote during the finale. Personally, I think Adam should have won and I was surprised when he didn't.

What I did get out of the finale is that Kara DioGuardi is just as hot as I initially thought. She's a bit egotistical but I find that sexy...along with her smokey eyes and pink lipstick and homegirl can SING! I only rewound the DVR once to see her in her black bikini. She's way hotter than the AI Bikini Girl. Its not even a contest.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Movie Madness

Its blockbuster movie season and I've been doing my part to keep abreast on the latest and greatest. Now, I should let you know that I am pretty easy when it comes to movies. I have learned to not expect too much. This means I am rarely let down.

So let me give you a break down of the movies I have seen and how they rank.

The Soloist - not too bad. It was a little slow in parts but what else can you expect from a movie about a homeless guy that plays the cello. If you are steering away from action packed adventures its not a bad choice.

Wolverine - I heard a lot of people complain about this movie and say they didn't like it. My question to them is, What were you expecting? You have no doubt seen the other X-men movies, was this so much a departure? I think not. It was a good movie. I can't complain. I don't feel like I got ripped off by any means.

Star Trek - Of the movies I've seen in the past month, this one has been the best. I like that you have to think a little and put it together. Plus, it had plenty of good action. I think they did a good job of staying true to the roots of what Star Trek is at heart while still keeping things current and interesting.

Angels and Demons - This one was better than The Da Vinci Code...probably not hard to do. I wasn't a big fan of the that one. I didn't even bother to see it in the theater. I think they did a better job on the storyline and it had a good flow to it. I liked it.

To sum it all up I'd say that all of these movies are worth seeing but I'd say you could wait for all of them to come out on DVD and watch them in the comforts of your own home, with the exception of Star Trek. I think it is theater worthy.

I am bound to see more movies during the big show season but mostly I'm excited for Tansformers 2. I liked the first one, maybe my most favorite movie. I was fully entertained. Talk all you want about the lack of a plot but I left the theater and the only thing that could vocalize what I was feeling was: Entertainment Orgasm. I think I coined that phrase. Needless to say, I was thoroughly impressed. I saw it at least 2 more times on the big screen.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Heaven Here by Dashboard Confessional

This song has nothing to do with my current situation. Its not in reference to the weather we've been having here in Utah. The seasons keep fighting with each other to see who's turn it is and a winner has yet to be determined.

Is it possible for a song to REMIND you of an event that hasn't happened? Isn't that a paradox? I can't be reminded of a future memory. So let me try and put it another way. This song, to me, represents how I hope to feel. I want this song played at my wedding reception. It seems so appropriate for that situation.

The lyrics are so hopeful. I can imagine feeling this way on my wedding day, being at the reception and for some reason this song encapsulates the events and feelings that should be taking place. "We are the only ones who feel it." Its all about me and my sweetheart.

Maybe it can mean something for you too. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

I made some ribs and they were great! Now I got that ITIS.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tweet Tweet

So I just signed up for Twitter. I know its been around for acouple of year and usually I am an early adopter but never really had a reason to sign up. I still don't really have a reason to sign up but I did. So if you are into Twitter and want to follow me then look me up.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

I'm Irish a little bit and this video is AWESOME! You'll crack up.

Leprechaun Video

My Favorite parts:
1) This was passed down from thousands of years ago from my great great Grandfather, who was Irish.
2) The Amateur Sketch

Leprechaun Remix Video
- an amazing musical remix

So to show my appreciation to such a master piece, I decided to make a shirt that was a tribute to such a fantastic story.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

lOOk Both Ways!

Let me put it to you plain and simple; you're taught to look both ways before you cross the street for a reason.

In the past week I have seen 3, yes, 3 people hit by cars. Maybe its Provo...I don't know. Each time I laughed and felt fortunate that I was able to witness such an event. No one died...I'm not that inconsiderate.

The first incident, a couple in there mid-twenties was crossing the street at night. The girl dropped her keys in the middle of the crosswalk and went back to get them. The couple then scurried towards the sidewalk. Of the 2 southbound lanes on University Avenue, the car in the middle lane had stopped. So the Peds decided to keep moving towards the curb. They failed to notice the car in the other lane somehow and literally ran right in front of the car. This car's view was blocked by the stopped car which would signal to me to slow down but not this guy. BAM! Car hit boy, boy flew into girl, guy does a flip and smashes in the ground. I, heading north, roll down my window and scream, "OH SNAP!" It wasn't a scared yell but a, 'that was your own fault,' kind of shout. I stopped and the guy that got hit used my coat as a pillow while the nedics came. Both were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The 2nd incident happened today. Same road, about a mile north. Cars were backed up about 20 deep at a stop light. (2 northbound, 2 southbound, and a middle turn lane.) Some Coug Pedestrian student decides to walk between the stopped cars about 100 yards north of the crosswalk. As he weaves his way through the 2 lanes of stopped traffic, Homeboy gets to the turning lane and as if he owns the road, steps right in front of a Jeep Cherokee making its way in the turn lane to the intersection. DUMB. He deserved to get hit in my book. What kind of moron walks into a BUSY street like that and doesn't peek to see if there MIGHT be someone else coming. I didn't stick around to see the damage but I heard the sirens. I didn't see him lying on the ground as I drove past the scene so I figure that was a good sign.

I got hit by a car once. It was totally my fault. I was more than negligent. Summer vacation was coming to a close before my 7th grade year, and I, with my friend, decided to go fishing. I grabbed my little sister's pink bike and rode down the hill to invite another friend. There is a stop sign at the bottom of our street which I blew through. I had done it before, only this time, a car was coming. SMACK! I got hit. All I see is blue. Blue car, blue sky...then the pavement. I got hit hard. I was literally pulling chunks of hair out of my head (which was sore for days after because of that.) The adrenaline was pooring through and as shock set in all I could think of was how mad Krista was going to be that her bike was ruined. Forget the fact that I had just been nailed by a Mazda, her bike, not my ankle, head or hip. The poor guy that hit me, I feel bad for the trauma I caused him. I ended up in the hospital with a bruise from where the bumper hit me that started on one side of my ankle and showed up on the other. I also I had a disgustingly colored bruise on my butt/thigh that had all the colors of a drunken someone painting with watercolor just mixed all the colors together on the canvass as they painted.

Since then I have paid a little more attention to crossing the street to say the least. I look several times in each direction as I cross. My advise is to do the same. The last thing you need is some jerk laughing at you because you walked right in front of a moving vehicle.

Thank you, Good Day.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My Playlist Rules

Sometimes I just turn it on and listen to it because I love it so much. Give it a shot. I just threw some new jams on there that you may enjoy.


What a month. February started off pretty slow. I didn't have a Valentine but that really isn't anything out of the ordinary. I don't even remember anything that happened really until I found my roommate dead in his room on President's Day. It's true. My friend and roommate Christian Seamons passed away and I happened to be the guy that found him. There isn't a lot of information about the exact cause of death but it looked to have happened peacefully. Then the month ended with a Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer concert, which to say the least RULED!

Highs and lows my friends, ebb and flow, good with the bad.

I received a lot of consoling and concern from friends and family. For that, I am very appreciative. You need not worry though, I am doing well. My sanity, ego, superego, id, and whatever else could be harmed is fine. I am a resilient fellow.

So let's see what happens in March!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Holy Crap. Sometimes the heavens align and great things me. And when it does, let me tell you something, IT IS AWESOME! The night starts off like, oh I'm gonna go to a concert with Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Cool right?

Next thing I know I'm on stage freaking with the Hammer Girls, Vanilla and Hammer are right in front of me as the documentary cameras get a full view of me. Then I follow Hammer off stage and this happens.

Stuff like this just happens to me...

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Old Poems

I found these old guys laying around so I touched them up and published the to my Poet of Sorts blog.

Speed Waiting
tears and crying
Vows to a Queen

Friday, February 13, 2009

Burton AM Snowboard Competition

Last weekend I had the opportunity to head judge at the Burton AM snowboard Competition at the Park City Mountain Resort. The head judge oversees the other 3 judges and makes sure they are accurate and consistent in their scoring. I also hold the riders meeting at the beginning to tell the contestants what we ,as judges, are looking for. We got some tasty sack lunches and an endless supply of AMP Energy Drinks. It was a lot of fun.

Saturday was the slopesytle and Sunday the halfpipe. I found this picture on the Snowboarder Magazine website. Some filthy, nasty tricks were thrown down. The winner being a sick corked out rodeo 720. Big, clean, stylie, just what I told the riders I wanted to see. The halfpipe winner had back to back 900's and finished with a huge 1080. Nice. I must say, its easy money. There I am on the left with the red bean on.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Getting New Tires

I thought it was only proper to send a shout out to the Discount Tire here in Provo. If you are local to the ProvOrem area and you need tires go there and tell them I sent you. He may not give you a discount or anything but they should at least take care of you. I feel it my personal obligation to do so.

Manager Joe Snyder, 801-343-3518 972 S University Ave Provo UT 84601

Here is a shorter (kinda), blog friendly version. I had some tires that were wearing out improperly because of an alignment issue. Discount wouldn't rotate my tires properly because it would have involved taking the tires off the wheels and apparently that is too much work to do for free. Both Discount Tires locally turned me down and insisted on charging me.

I wasn't going to be charged for a service they offer for free for people with normal tires (mine are directional). So I decided to send an email in complaining to Corporate. I basically said in the email that I had been a satisfied customer for the past few years and that I had bought several sets of tires from them over that time but now I was really turned off at this point. I said that depending on how they handled the situation they would either keep a customer or lose a customer. I got a call at 8:30 the next morning from the Provo store. The manager asked me to come in and work this out.

Now, my car has all wheel drive and I can't just throw 1 tire on there. If 1 tire goes bad than I have to buy 4 new tires. Needless to say the economy isn't treating me right and my wallet is tight. After talking with the manager he suggested I get new tires and because it was a safety issue he would work with me on the price. I'm no cheap skate and I don't look for handouts. i told him that I would pay the full amount but if I could do it over 4 months then I could pay for it. So we agreed on that deal. One tire a month until the balance was paid. No interest, no extra fees, nothing.

He really worked with me to get a new set of tires and needless to say was again satisfied and happy with the service I got. In these tough times it is good to see that there are companies and people that understand that and are willing to work it out. Sure it took a little complaining but sometimes it takes those moments of friction and indecision to really determine how a relationship is going to turn out.

I'm happy, not totally broke, and have a safe set of tires. Thank you Discount Tire of Provo.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Me Being Vulnerable

This may make my sisters cry and for that I apologize. But I get on their blogs and read the stories of their children and see the little pictures of them and I long to have those joys and those challenges and those stories of my own. I don't know if it is jealousy or self pity or what it is I feel when I get on those blogs but it makes me cry. It reminds me of how alone I am. Finding someone only gets harder as I creep towards being a single thirty something. I'm sure it will happen one of these days, "in the own due time of the Lord," but really I just wish it was sooner than later.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Parasites: the wave of the future.

Other than the lack of notable events happening in my life, which has caused the barrenness, the dearth of blog, things are going pretty alright. I got my cast off and so far my 'instability' hasn't yet lived up to its name which i a really good sign. I am taking it easy though.

I also just finished a short blog on my presidential site about taxes.

I spent Christmas in California. Mostly lounging around, watching movies, eating...the normal holiday stuff. I couldn't do too much else because my cast wouldn't allow me to participate in such activities as golf, croquette, swimming, tying anything; it was very frustrating. But now it doesn't take me 5 minutes to button my shirt. That in and of itself makes me happy.

I have this idea. Tell me what you think. You take a pill that has a parasite in it. It eats most of the food you eat. You lose weight and when you have lost the weight you wanted to you take the second pill that kills that parasite. Awesome right? Parasites are all natural. Its got to better for you AND more effective than all of the crazy drugs that are out. It has to be better than a red pepper, honey and salt water cleanse...right?