Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sometimes it's about me

I wrote this list on paper,
or at least some of it,
but I can't find it,
so you get this.

The list of seven some-a-muh-bobbers.

7 things before death
-learn more languages
-get better at the ones I know
-a trialthon. I know it's a pretty crazy idea for someone who doesn't really care to exercise, but...
-return to greece (often)
-serve more missions.
-be debt free (see above)
-own a home in a nice town, close to bigger towns.

7 Things I cannot do:
Goodness, do we have to be so negative.
ok ok I'll find a few.
-Work for a dumb boss. (others are ok)
-or with people who swear.
-charge poeple enough money for my work
-Speak spanish
-play guitar
-think of a seventh thing (it's probably not that hard, but I can't)

7 Things that attracted me to (actually "will attract me to") my spouse:
(see previous blog)
(see way previous blog)

She Smiles/ She's happy
She's smart
She's fun
She's social
She's spiritual
she believes in me
-really believes in me.
She understands me.

7 Thing I say often:
lately it's been something like this.
-Yah, no.
-No, yah
-yah, that's how we'll spin it.
-other variations of "the spin"
-Hi lou
& - No I don't have any gas
-I think I'm being evicted (but I'm not)

7 Books I am currently reading/are on the reading list:
The Book of Mormon
The Bible ( I think I'm in judges, oh but I'm technically listening to it)
Jesus the Christ (sitll haven't finished it)
Lies My Teacher Told Me (i'm still not convinced)
The Millionaires Notebook
Who says elephants can't dance
The Q'uran (on the list)

8 Movies I could watch over and over:
-la vita belle
-The Best two years
-Monsters inc.
_2001 (just kidding)
_um ... Nerd Squared
_It's Red Skelton, but I forgot the title
_Remeber the Titans ( i couldn't think of anything else)
-It's a wonderful life

7 People I'd like to see do a list like this:
What hasn't everybody done it?
-All my old girlfriends
-all my future ones
-Somebody really boring

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


First I would like to say Politicians are stupid.

This part is specifically in regards to the constitutional amendment.

Everyone has their own agenda, and that of course comes first.

Why do we have to say "oooooh look what they're trying to do."
Why can't politicians, just say "hmm this looks good." Regardless of who first mentions it, and come together as a nation, and end the day with a win for as many as truely support the idea.
Let's face it, if something good happens, then both sides take the credit,
but if something bad happens, then "they did it."

Furthermore why can't bills and laws just be simple,
why do so many of our leaders have to "pad their bills"

I applaud the one Democrat who stood up for this amendment,
We could probably use more people like him in office.

The following are some short thoughts,
with links to slightly less short thoughts,

you may or may not notice a pattern,
but I think that each would be a far better use of your time, (and mine)
than anything I could possibly write.
ENJOY! (p.s. you may want to read this one in small portions at a time, I had no idea it would be this long!)

(for sources, see the links)

“If we are faithful in keeping the commandments of God His promises will be fulfilled to the very letter. … The trouble is, the adversary of men’s souls blinds their minds. He throws dust, so to speak, in their eyes, and they are blinded with the things of this world.”
Read this first (and then I will count you as home taught, just kidding).

The cultural tides in our world run strongly against commitments in family relationships. For example, divorce has been made legally easy, and childbearing has become unpopular. These pressures against commitments obviously serve the devil’s opposition to the Father’s plan for His children. That plan relies on covenants or commitments kept. Whatever draws us away from commitments weakens our capacity to participate in the plan.
This one just happens to be second.

I'm sorry,
I tried to find a really good quote for this but I couldn't,
Not that I didn't like almost every part of it, it's just that coming from me,
it might not sound right. I decided this one would probably work

"...each woman can prayerfully step out of her comfort zone and show interest in a manner consistent with her personality."
(but this article is not just about women), and I really don't think that is it's best quote.
Really funny, but really good. (maybe it's just funny to me)

"Many people think immodest dress relates only to an insufficiently covered body. But a tight fit is also immodest, even when the body is fully covered. This applies to men as well as women. Many do not realize that tight clothing draws attention to the anatomy, which distracts from the purpose of education, business, leadership, or worship."
Modesty Matters

This was another one that was harder to quote.
"There is nothing quite like sitting in an endowment session, looking across the aisle, and seeing your spouse, all in white, smiling at you."
I do think that would be very enjoyable.
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"Marriage Is Essential to His Eternal Plan." Yes of course it is.

"The natures of male and female spirits complete and perfect each other, and therefore men and women are intended to progress together toward exaltation."

"By divine design, both a man and a woman are needed to bring children into mortality and to provide the best setting for the rearing and nurturing of children."
(I believe this is true, but not only for mortality)
Marriage Is Essential

"A Solemn Responsibility to Love and Care for Each Other."
I think that sums things up nicely.

"Our first responsibility is to our own family. Remember, they are one of the few blessings we get to take with us to the eternities!"

Isn't it about time? Again?

"A prominent American judge was asked what we, as citizens of the countries of the world, could do to reduce crime and disobedience to law and to bring peace and contentment into our lives and into our nations. He thoughtfully replied, 'I would suggest a return to the old-fashioned practice of family prayer.'"
Build on the rock, then stay there.

Slightly different, but definitely worth the read
(multiple times)
Click here

This first story has long been a favorite of mine. Though it is not exactly from the same place as the other stuff here, I still think it is very good.
yes, some of it may sound like it is not in harmony with some of the other stuff already quoted, but I assure you, it is.
The Beauty of Wax

Anyway I think some of this is funny (you know, my comments, and stuff)
But either way, I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Simply Amazing

Simply amazing
It has been proposed that I write another blog. Something very unlike my last entry. Some have suggested an apology, Hopefullly this will in someway cover that purpose.
This blog is dedicated to some of the women that I have known, that have inspired me.To the women who have somehow made me want to be more than I am.To those who are simply amazing!
Pre-established pseudonyms will purposely be used through out.(they are in no wise derrogatory)
The fact is I don't hate all women,Women can be rather nice.
This blog is to highlight some of the times in my life, when it was nice to have a woman around. It is not to cover all of them, nor is it too say everything wonderful about them, Just the 'Reader's Digest' version

This seems like a very good beginning.
She was pretty, and fun, as smart as they come.
And I really think she liked me.
she'd reply to my mail,both digi and snail,
And she sat bside me in class.

Then she got married. I wonder where she is now? I hope she is happy.

Practically perfect in every way.
Not without fault, but very good in many ways.
She was never sloppy,
She was always kind.
She was good in the kitchen,
and tidy in the sink (Not one of my specialties)
She thought cop cars should be bright pink, (it's true)
But sadly our paths began to diverge.

I also hope things are good for her, and wonder where she is.

Perhaps one of the smartest women on earth,
after all, she married one of the best men.
All around she is very impressive.
She cooks well,
She's very talented.
She's the type of mom that I would like my kids to have.
She stands by her husband,
(though she may not see him quite as often as she'd like)
And she stands by me.

She really does care about people.Thank you The_mouse

What can I say, She is Amazing.
Actually I almost wrote about her for my last blog,
(perhaps that would have been a better solution)
Still I am glad that she is a part of this blog instead.
I think this blog gives a fuller/ brighter picture,
of some of the greatness of women.
(but it too, may need to be amended.)

She was good to the core,
though she grew up quite poor,
She was strong and kind, and fair.
She was quick to repent.
And easy to talk with
(except when we were on a date, probably my fault)

She served a mission, and then got married.She was simply amazing.

I really, really like this girl.
and oddly, she's still single.
When I think of her, I don't think of any faults
(except she likes country music, but I suppose that one is forgivable)
She dries her own apples.
I gave her lessons,
She was a good student.
She's smart with her money,
She's smart all- around.
She likes to have fun,
She likes lot's of things.
It's an odd kind of friendship.
But this much I know,
The man who gets her gets many great things.

I'm not sad I didn't marry her,
but I think her union was a good one.
She is strong, oooeeee strong and protective.
She values her family, and families in general.
I remember the summer.
it seemed like she glowed.
She leads well, and she follows well.
And you should hear her with a piano.
He knew what he was getting,
And he knew she was good,

I guess they're not so young anymore,
But they all had great smiles,
and they smiled a lot.

The kid
We dated for a while,
She had so much faith in me.
No matter how many people said I could not,
She always said that I could.
And When I would take the impossible task,
she stood there beside me.
And we made it possible.
So pure, and so innocent.
And happy, and free.

She got married young, she made him a king.

The Sunbeam,
A better missionary you could not find,
She talks to everyone.
She cares about them too.
she's so uninhibited, and somehow it freed me.
(actually this sounds like two people so far)
Her strengths compliment my own greatly.
She was good to talk to,
she helped me to date better.
it didn't work out,but I never knew why
(the other one is still single)(the other one is married)

and the librarian
As happy as happy could be.
Always pleasant to see her,
she would brighten your day.
she was smart, and adventurous,
and yes even admitted to reading the dictionary.
you felt love around her.
and life was good.


Perhaps the easiest person on earth to talk to.
She was pleasant,near as I could tell, to everybody.
She was even easier to talk with on a date.
We didn't date long, but it was enjoyable.
She politely told me she was more interested in pursueing other options.
She was direct, and I respected that.


One of my favourite people, perhaps of all time,
I worked closely with her, and I saw her greatness.
She was truly great.
I asked her out once,
Actually twice I think,
But near as I can tell,
I blew it,
She saw me at my best,
And she saw me at my worst.
And when I needed her,
she would find me.
She was simple, but direct.
Her clothes were the same,
She wasn't fancy,
but she was neat.
And Modest, very modest.
She had talent,
and compassion.

Yes I wonder where she is too.

She was sick.
I think it was appendicitis.
But to see her you would have thought she was a queen
She emanated light.
she was confined to a bed,
but somehow she was better for it.
she used every opportunity,
And she smiled.
She studied, and she prayed,
and she made the most of her time.
And if she looked that good sick,
she must really shine.

This is a shout to a whole group of women.
Everyone of them the cream of the crop.
They understand doctrine.
Their testimonies are firm.
their talents with out number.
It's hard to simplify them to a paragraph,
But some how they were great.
From many places, but with the same destination.
Near as I can tell, any man would be lucky to reciecve any of them.