Thursday, December 31, 2009
It's a new year, a new decade, and a new post, from a new man (sorta).
I personally hope you all have a great year and NOT buy stuff made in china.
That was kindofa joke, but not really.
Here are my predictions for this next year:
- Obama will continue to be a big schmo
- Arizona will keep losing money
- I will date a hottie (more than once, with any luck)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will hit 14 million members
- You will be more into blogs and blogging than ever before
TO BE CONTINUED
Sunday, December 13, 2009
- break down goals by month, week, etc.
- focus on fixes (personal traits or habits)
- do a good deed daily (like Cub Scout theme)
- write a letter and send it to someone far away
- less facebook, more face time
- discover new things (shakespeare, landscaping, whatever)
- get your vitals taken/find out your blood type
- exercise a little bit, make it physical AND mental
- dabble in various genres of music...mix it up!
- volunteer time
- recycle things
* feel free to add some
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It cost $30 originally. I am trying to get at least that, maybe more for the case...
Let me know if interested!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
April 1994: trip to Conference w/ Priests
April 2004: trip to Conference w/ the Scout's owner
October 2009: PRETTY MUCH THE BEST CONFERENCE ROAD TRIP EVER! (w/ owner of THE BLACK BURRO)
Stayed at HOTEL WILSON in PROVO (w/ "ROXY" as security)
<--- This is Roxy
AND got to be in the same room as the prophet and the apostles!
...how's that for awesome?
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
i have a confession to make:
i checked a movie out of the library called "Babylon A.D." (for curiosity's sake)
on rotten tomatoes.com (out of 100)
I'm looking for a champion, who wants to help me out with this bad boy? (one of you Sudoku freaks...this one is tuff)
i still can't believe Disney and Marvel got "married"
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Myself, and Jordan, at Periwinkle Elementary in Albany Oregon, 1998 school year, S.M.A.R.T. reading program
(Good kid but bad pic)
10 years later-
Me w/ my lil' friend Albert, at Ward Elementary in Tempe Arizona, ASKT program
(he was a character)
check out the website to volunteer http://www.askt.org/
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
"Try not to become a person of success. Rather become a person of value." - Albert Einstein
* the challenge now is to pick the topic that this quote falls under, and then reply with a similar type quote of your own (if you can)
You are given a chance to return to any previous point in your life and change a decision you made, but you will lose everything that has happened to you since then. Is there a time you would return to? If so, would you like to retain the memory of the life you are giving up even though you could never recapture it?
* feel free to offer an opinion, or a response
(it might be a bit of a silly question, but how sensible of an answer can you come up with?)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
- meaningful messages on monday mornings
* here's one "Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly." (Benjamin Franklin)
- movies in the park
- me subbing @ Perry High (go Pumas)
- movies w/ movie goodies
- multiple birthday parties
- my car does give rides :)
- many kinds of wings
- morning runs on Saturdays
- Mother's Day! (of course)
- must get my tooth checked out by dentist before it kills me
- man, it's already time for renewing car registration again
- mucho school graduations
- Manny Ramirez suspended 50 games
- making snowcones
- marking up the conference Ensign articles
- meeting the author (and i know her brother)
- maximizing salads, minimizing meats
- memories of those who've passed on
- mixin' it up a little
- mental exercises: 5 riddles (for the answers you have to post a reply and ask for them)
1. A murderer is condemned to death. For his execution, he has to choose from three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in three years. Which room is safest for him?
2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together, and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away ?
4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?
5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!
-meeting the world for the first time (welcome to earth, junior)
- my opinion of honoring a special day
Sunday, March 29, 2009
- John "the family history consultant" Long
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Story: pay attention
The timeframe for this is the beginning of August 1997. I am standing out in the front yard of my friend's house and going home for the night. His name is Kevin Weeks. He was a Tempe motor cop. He died 9-28-06 after a bad accident. I hung out with him that night and we just were being goofy guys. In the snapshot my nose is kinda red. This is from blowing it too much (the friction from all the tissues I used making a rash). The previous Sunday
was my farewell talk (leaving on the mission). Kevin was there with my other friend Jeff (who is also a cop-in PHX). When I got home from my mission two years later, I went to his police academy graduation shortly thereafter (since he went to my farewell, ya see). We wrote some letters back and forth while I was away. He and the other fellas had some crazy times while I was gone. The photo looks kinda funny because I put it in Paint first and then took it to Word. The Abercrombie & Fitch shirt waited in the closet for me to finish my mission. It was my only green shirt for a long time. I miss Kevin, even though we weren't that close when he passed. His letters still induce a few chuckles and grins. The irony is the amount of tissues I used when I gave my farewell talk was quite a few; the scenario was the same for when I went to his "policeman's" funeral. And that concludes my tale for now...
Saturday, January 31, 2009
mon. the 2nd: groundhog day (go Phil!)
fri. the 13th
sat. the 14th: st. valentine's day...of course
mon. the 16th: president's day, aka '2-presidents-birthdays-in-1' day
whole month: black history month - not african american history month
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I caught myself staring at this part of the world on a globe recently and had an idea for a trip I'd like to take that might be hard to do but tons 'o' fun all the way. I think it would include 12 cities and last at least 24 days (rushed?). I put the start and finish spots on the little map. I'm not sure why it costs so much less to fly from PHX to Dublin, Ireland than from Paris, France back to PHX - about 4.5 times less actually! Anyway, here is the mini "agenda":
1.Come into Dublin, take pics
2.Jet over to London, hit up Buckingham
3.Shoot across to Amsterdam, film an "illicit" act
4.Drop down to Brussels, eat normal food?
5.Bust it over to Berlin, find the old wall
6.Slip into Prague, just be sneaky...like a spy
7.Pop up in Vienna, get a souvenir
8.Cruise over to Bern, meet someone famous
9.Roll down to Rome, avoid mafia
10. (quality) S L E E P
11.Cross Mediterranean (boat?)
12.Go out with a Madrid hottie
13.See if Lisbon has hotter hotties
15.Eiffel tower at night?
It's a generic plan but "on paper" it rocks my socks. If any one has any advice they can offer a fool like me on this crazy jaunt, feel free. Yeah, I just opened it up to you for mocking my only fun idea ever. Oh and if you feel so inclined, I am taking donations to make this whole thing possible. Every litte bit helps. It's a new year, why not be more giving in '09? : )