Thursday, September 30, 2010

Real, really real

This is some kind of weekend coming up. Today is Thursday. Tomorrow is Friday. Here's what that means:

* It is projected that the newest Rally's restaurant in the state of AZ will open on Alma School & Chandler Blvd. Guess what? Lunch is served! Two Big Bufords and a banana shake to ease anyone's pain.

*Probably the biggest high school sporting event in Chandler's 98 year history. ESPN2 is coming in to show it live to the rest of the country. Hamilton (#1) and top recruit Christian Westerman vs. Chandler (#2) and top recruit Brett Hundley. Extra bleachers will be added. A new scoreboard will be unveiled. Tickets will be sold at 4:00, gates are opening at 5:00. Of course, kickoff isn't until 7. I think that 10,000 people in attendance is NOT an unreasonable estimate. Go wolves! Go huskies! Go $$$ for CUSD!

* Oh yeah, I am going out with a lovely young lady from Queen Creek. Should be fun. That's all I'll say about that.


*General Conference sessions 1 & 2. [Have to work] Priesthood session later with full-blown Elder's Quorum man-bonding afterwards. BBQ? sports? HALO? Sure, why not :P


*General Conference/Cinnamon Roll Extravaganza. What else can I say? I'm so there. But NOT in a purple shirt.

As you can see, this looks to be an interesting weekend for several reasons (one of them NOT being Oktoberfest). I'm glad that Fall is finally here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Why So Serious-ly Hot Still

(answers on bottom - no cheating)

1. Name the year: Sony Walkman comes out, 1st test tube baby born, Velcro introduced to public, VCR hits the market.
A. 1977
B. 1978
C. 1979
D. 1981

2. How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

3. Name the longest running TV show in U. S. history.
A. Law & Order
B. Meet the Press
C. Gunsmoke
D. the Simpsons

4. Who is the top-selling author of all time?
A. J.R.R. Tolkien
B. Charles Dickens
C. J.K. Rowling
D. C.S. Lewis

5. Michael Jordan played for how many different professional teams in his career?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

6. On what day did the World Trade Center towers fall?
A. Monday
B. Tuesday
C. Wednesday
D. Thursday

7. True or False? The capital of Delaware is Dover.

8. Which state's nickname is the 'Sunshine State'?
A. California
B. Texas
C. Hawaii
D. Florida

9. The War of 1812 was fought between which countries?
A. France and United States
B. U.S. and the U.K.
C. France and England
D. Native Americans and the British

10. Name the most successful rock band of all time.
A. The Rolling Stones
B. The Eagles
C. The Beatles
D. U2

11. Which movie won more total Oscars?
A. Ben Hur
B. Titanic
C. Lord of the Rings
D. West Side Story

12. Which president is on the $20 bill?
A. Grant
B. Jackson
C. Johnson
D. Jefferson

13. Which state's flag has a bear on it?
A. Montana
B. Wyoming
C. California
D. Maine

14. How many people are there in Congress?
A. 100
B. 250
C. 435
D. 535

15. The North Star is part of which constellation?
A. Orion
B. Ursa Minor
C. Ursa Major
D. Polaris

16. What color is a Granny Smith apple?
A. Yellow
B. Red
C. Green
D. if you don't know this...

17. The Cold War was mostly between which countries?
A. England and Ireland
B. Alaska and Russia
C. U.S. and U.S.S.R.
D. Russia and Japan

18. True or False? Penguins live in the North Pole.

19. Xeranthemum is a type of
A. bacteria
B. flower
C. virus
D. vegetable

20. Which one is not a type of gum?
A. Super Bubble
B. Double Bubble
C. Bubble Yum
D. Bubblicious

1. B, 2. C, 3. B, 4. A, 5. C, 6. B, 7. True, 8. D, 9. B, 10. C, 11. tricky-A, B, C all won 11 Oscars, 12. B, 13. C, 14. D, 15. B, 16. C, 17. C, 18. False, 19. B, 20. A

1-5 --> "what's trivia?"
6-10 --> slept in class
11-15 --> soft glow lightbulb
16-20 --> You can be my friend!

Friday, September 10, 2010

!parc eht tahW

oN, s'ti ton ruoy seye, s'ti em gnitirw siht eritne tsop ni esrever. aH aH.
yhW dluow I od taht ot ouy?
lleW fi ouy kniht siht si dnik fo gniyonna, neht emoclew ot tahw s'ti ekil gnibbus ni a ht7 edarg htam ssalc rof 7 sruoh no a yadirf.
dnA os ecnis siht si gnitrats ot ekam ym daeh truh, I lliw tel uoy teg kcab ot ruoy dnekeew.
retaL no speep!


*sI ti yllaer ni esrever, ro si ti tsuj sdrawkcab?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MockingJay review - not really a spoiler alert

So in 48 hours I was favored with the conclusion of Suzanne Collins's popular teenage-drama trilogy. If you haven't yet read the first two, I would refer you to them before finishing this post...

I do hear that there is talk of putting these on the big screen. After reading this, I think it would be a good idea, if it's done right.

The Hunger Games was a good introductory piece to this series. Then there was Catching Fire, which I thought was going to make me sweat or something, but it left me yearning for some shaved ice. MockingJay was about as good as it could be for a finale.

I think the characters were a little under-valued, except for Katniss of course. The story gets a tiny bit choppy in parts. There was some intrigue, however, and even flashes of intensity in the action. Collins also threw in a few sentimental moments, for the younger-and-perhaps-female fans to enjoy. The conclusion goes from "WHAT?" to "REALLY?" and then settles on "I KNEW IT!" (similar to Harry Potter 7)

My final assessment is: A well-done part 3 that keeps you in until the very last page.
* 4 stars out of 5