Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Truman Show

I'm pretty sure that's my life.
sometimes it's pretty annoying,
but everything seems to happen at the same time.
I'm just waiting for the scene where some guy calls out follow him,
and then I get suspicious, and he calls out peel off,
and everyone peels off.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Somehing more important

Last night was a historic first. For the first time in the history of our great nation, an African-American accepted the presidential nomination of one of the major political parties of our country. More than 80,000 people packed into a stadium, and millions more tuned in at home, to participate in this historic event; but for some there was an event of far more significance.

Last week there was a tragedy. Ten people got into a plane, but none of them got out. Their memorial was last night. Ten people whose lives touched so many others. Ten people whose love constantly strengthened those around them. And so last night, there were great things happening, and there were simple things happening. Some of the simple things had an immeasurably large effect. I chose to be a part of the simple. To show my support for those around me, and even those who may have needed me.

I applaud Barack and his followers,
but for me there was a far greater good last night.
As important as his event was, for those involved ours was more.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who are affected.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Yeah I cried

As sad and confusing as my social life may be, I decided to give you guys a little break,
So I'm writing a blog about onions.
I've always wanted to know how to cut um,
And now that I have a knife (worthy of cutting), I decided to try it.
My parents were making relish
and I actually volunteered on the onions.
I was surprised at the ease with which my onion cut.
Now if I can just get rid of the crying...


Friday, August 22, 2008

I Almost had it

As some of you might know I thought I could do it.
I thought I could get Barack's VP before it was out,
well, I may have done it.
I don't have any real proof,
but I have... let's call them inconsistencies, that lead me to believe I may have found it.

So tomorrow if you get the txt msg. Feel free to leave me funny comments about how wrong I was, but if I had to guess (Friday, Aug. 22 2008 @ 6:35 p.m. )

I would guess Sam Nunn of Macon Georgia.
That's all I have.

A missguided interview (with me)

I has often been noted, that some of my blogs that people look forward to most are the ones that talk about my social life. But since you're not here to ask the questions,
I decided to have an interview with myself.
(but of course I will be my typical non-descriptive slightly frustrating self, especially since no one is here to really press me for answers)

Here goes...

Reader: So I hear you play volleyball, how is it?
Writer: Well, I'm not quite ready for the Olympics yet, but the people are fun.
It's a good group of people, and we do play volleyball but we do other stuff too.

Reader:Really? What kind of other stuff do you do?
Writer: Well sometimes we play games, and sometimes we go to concerts, and sometimes its an excursion to the mountains or something else like that.

Reader: So you've got a good collection of friends?
Writer: Yeah I'd say I do.

Reader: What about dating are you doing any of that?
Writer: Yeah I'm getting back to it more or less.

Reader: Been on any good dates lately?
Writer: Yeah I'd say so, but I guess I'm only half the equation.

Reader: So is it a variety of people or is it kind of focused.
Writer: I would say it's variety of people, but I have been out a couple of times with a couple of girls.

Reader: Do you want it to be more focused?
Writer: Uh, maybe, I don't know, probably not quite just yet
(Both my standpoint, and my dating standpoint).

Reader: So what kind of prospects do you have?
Writer: Well there's the international superstar (small exaggeration... maybe),
and the long distance email girls, and some of the people that I spend time with, and a few from my ward.

Reader: How is your ward?
Writer: I like my ward, but I'm excited to see it grow. There are tons of new people in town, and I like people enough to believe that is a good thing.

Reader: So do you think your next relationship will happen as quickly as the last one?
Writer: I find that HIGHLY unlikely.

Reader: So are you Barack Obama's running mate?
Writer: If I am I may never know, cause I don't get text messages. Actually last time I checked the constitution I didn't quite qualify. And besides, I'm not running all that much these days. Just strolling.

Reader: Hmm, do the girls like that?
Writer: actually, I hear that my stroll is still a little bit fast. (What can I say, I've got a really big stride)

Reader: So I take it the girls are shorter than you?
Writer: Well I hear rumors of one that's pretty close,
but we haven't officially been on a date (you know the international superstar).
But for the most part I don't notice too much.

Reader: is it true that girls like a taller guy?
Writer: I don't know maybe we should ask them.
Actually I've heard a few things regarding height. Near as I can tell, they do like tall, but not too tall, I hear that I'm borderline, but most of the time they put me on the right side o' the line, so that's a good thing... I think.

Reader: So if you had to pick one...
Writer: Here again this is really tough, In fact the only thing I'm sure of is that I don't want to make that decision yet. Some seem to be showing a some interest, and that is always basically a good thing. And some of them seem to have some people showing interest in them (which of course gives me mixed feelings), it certainly doesn't make things easier, but in theory I would still have a chance, and then there are those that are already my friends. Ideally I would pick D) all of the above, but I'm glad I don't have to pick right now

Reader: Is there anything you would like to ask us?
Writer: Yes actually there is. A few months ago, I put out a poll on how to ask a girl out, now that I've been taught a little about that, I'd like to know what's the "best" way to end a date? more-than-one-word-answers would be preferable.
But of course if you have a talent for word efficiency then do whatever works best, but I'd really like to hear, lead the dialogue on this.

well that's all the questions that I could think of for you,
so I hope you enjoyed.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Book-club recommendation

As most of you probably know I accidentally joined a book-club.

I'm actually starting to like it.
But I still don't have "privileges"
(i.e., I can't add my recommendations to the website)

So I'm putting them here.
I think we should read Up from slavery
By Booker T. Washington

I just listened to some of it,
and I think it would be really good for people to read.
I like it enough that I may purchase it (and that's saying something).

My other suggestion is a book that has apparently been cycling through my family:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret. by David Brian Selznick
When we feel like something more recreational.

Two completely different kinds of books,
but two that would definitely be right up the book club alley



Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ignorance and Arrogance

It's funny the thing people say. Ok sometimes it's funny.
But this time it just bugged me.

I'm trying not to say mean things,
but seriously... We were talking about the three R's and how important they are, and this kid says
Oh yeah "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" It was a valiant effort, but he was wrong.
I let him know that we were talking about the other three R's
the original 3

Reading, wRiting, and aRithmatic.
Now I could see his point when he said they didn't all start with 'R.'
and how stupid that was,
but when he told me that his people didn't need these things I was um livid.
Of all the things that a person could be arrogant about, the last thing I expect
it to be is ignorance. It was almost like a badge he wore.
I'm too good for that.
Who needs those 'common' things anyway.

I know that there are a lot of things that I don't know,
but for the most part that's not something I'm proud of,
it's something to fix.

But then what do I know.

Friday, August 08, 2008

a word from TJ

Yeah, I'm quoting him,

It makes an interesting foundation or reference to some of the things that I may one day have time to write here.

So here it is...

"Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present but without the experience of the present; and forty years of experience in government is worth a century of book-reading; and this they would say themselves were they to rise from the dead." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40


Saturday, August 02, 2008


There was a farmer had a cow.
This story's not about him.
e i ee i o

But there was a farmer had Zucchini
e i ee i o

It all began in the spring of 2008.
A man called Bryson set forth a grand Challenge.
A Challenge to grow.
... grow a garden that is.

and the people responded.
and their gardens did grow.

and grow.

and grow.

And before you knew it, there was an abundance of fruits and veggies,
and zucchini, did I mention zucchini?

Well with plenty of food, and a little to spare,
an idea was hatched.

A farmers market.
Yeah you've heard that one I know.

but this one is local.
Like in the neighborhood.

700 is where it will start,
but it may move to 11th (a place you might guess)
if the circumstances change.

So when does it start?
Next week August ninth.
It should be somewhere around 255
(I'm guessing it will be easy enough to spot).

Some will be cheap,
and some will be free,
and some... well, you'll just have to see.

I'm actually excited.
it could be quite fun.
so ttfn
and perhaps I'll see you there sometime.