Thursday, February 25, 2010


Don't you just want to play some "SURVIVOR" right now?

So I didn't want to leave February behind without acknowledging the fact that it is Black History Month. Originally, it started with Carter G. Woodson back in 1926 as "Negro History Week" (or so the report goes). Since then, there have been many disputes over its relevance in our society. Even some of the more prominent black folks feel that it has lost its true value and meaning along the way. Well that's kinda weird. It's better than not having it at all though, right? I don't know. I guess you can't please everybody. Oh well.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Some kind of day

So President's Day 2010 involved getting to the top of good old Camelback mountain. The top view is of the buttes by ASU (not close). The next scene is of Sky Harbor Airport (pretty far away). The third pic is of downtown PHX (way over there). Had I taken a few snaps from the other side, there would just be some shots of really nice rich houses w/ pools and tennis courts everywhere. The hike was a good one - no injuries, arrests, or other such drama. Why don't you give it a try and let me know what you think...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

spread the word

So here's my 'name drop' for the week - check out this stuff from CleverEddie (the lead is in my ward)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


* Beware...this post is 1/2 rant & 1/2 rave ( I'm all about balance)

My 'rant' is this:
I will say it right now. Phoenix has fallen apart and it was all under Napolitano's watch. They handled their city's budget like a fat kid with a piece of cake (not to offend, but just for imagery). If they think the best way to start to get things under control is to let go of some of their public servants, then they are more foolish than we realized. Firemen and policemen are VITAL to the safety of our society. As it is, they are under the needed amount of personnel - being heavily outnumbered by the citizenry. I don't have the exact ratio right now, but it is not close at all. These are people who often risk their lives just to do their jobs. Rewarding their loyalties by giving them a pink slip is not the right way to go at all. I feel bad for the reputation of this state if that is indeed what happens. You want to cut back on some jobs to save some money you don't have? Get rid of the clowns involved in letting this happen in the first place. The ones with nice offices that spend taxpayer money to eat out and take trips, etc. Need I say more?

Now for my 'rave':
OOOOOweeeee! It's all about the Jelly Belly, baby. I can't even pretend to say how much this stuff rocks. Not just because it's a product of the USA (take that China), nothing can beat a good mix of the JB beans. Talk about awesome! For those of you who have taken a tour of the factory (probably in Fairfield, California) you have to agree with me. There's nothing better than sampling some of the 40 or 50 wonderful flavors they provide. Every bite is a party in your mouth. No, this is not being juvenile. I am so legitimate right now. What else can I add to this shameless promotion of empty calories. If this is your only vice -jelly bean gluttony- I would still vote for you to get into heaven. In other words, eat these things like there's no tomorrow. Man, now I wish I had some to partake of. Off to the store I go!