Friday, August 29, 2008

I bet you cant not Laugh at this

My Boss at work sent this to me and told me, "I bet you can't watch this and not laugh!" I told him, "You're on!" Yeah...I lost in the first few seconds! I make the same challenge to you!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"You were born an original... Don't die a copy." John Mason

Like it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

So I was wondering....

On Saturday I was hanging with Some friends hiking up to Timponogos cave. If you have ever been up there you know that there is a paved path all the way up to the cave entrance. Well as I was hiking up I just wondered (out of the blue) why is asphalt named asphalt? I always wonder random things like this way randomly. Anyways, so i did some research and this is what I found thanks to

Asphalt was used anciently by the egyptians to embalm mummies. It was also used by the middle east as mortar between bricks, as ship caulking, and in waterproofing. In the far east they used natural asphalt to waterproof by boiling it and separating the heavier molecules then as they would let it cool it would harden. They also used it in making statues of household deities. That was then. Now we use asphalt mostly to make and repair roads. The actual origin of the word asphalt is asphaltos which comes from greek and means to make firm, to secure.
This seems like a fitting name or this stuff. I would like to know where that word came from but i think this is about as far as i will be able to get for now. What makes me laugh is thinking of how this stuff was named. I am sure some guy was playing with fire and just started playing with fire and when he got board of the fire he started to burn whatever he could find and threw in some asphalt and when it melted he waited till it cooled and then found out it turned hard. He then did what any guy would do. try to destroy it! I am sure he started throwing this hard asphalt all over and when he didnt break it he said this is asphaltos!....well maybe thats over the top...or maybe not. what do you think?

Is there anything that you wonder about like that? Ask me cuz i want to find out and learn.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fun at work - Dad?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So I went out on a date tonight....kind of? just a little frustration relieving here. I spent some time with a girl tonight. I think thats about as close as I can get to saying i went out on a date. We were going to go mini golf it up but she said that she was tired and just wanted to stay at the institute. I was disappointed but i want to be courteous to her so i agreed to stay at the institute and worked on a blanket...with a bunch of other people. Now I am not against going to do service project just not on a first date! It really doesn't foster good one on one conversion. Maybe I am crazy (and it wouldn't be the first time!) but whatever. Anyways, so after we finished our little quilting adventure we went and colored some books that we were making for kids in peru. It was cool and we talked about europe and it was getting better but after we got all done with that it had been about...45 minutes maybe and hour. i was thinking great...what am I going to do cream? drive? well she made that an easy decision when she started to go for her keys...well, see you later! Man what a bummer. I was stoked for this date too...oh well, maybe the girl in Denver or Ogden that my cousin and aunt want to set me up with will be better. I have been thinking about this and I don't know if I want to go out with another utah girl. this seems to always be the way things go. I can't blame the state but at the same time UGH! Well...frustration out!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The skinny me

The Goal

So on Sunday I had a nice kick in the pants in a spiritual way. The Bishop sat down with all the Return missionaries in the priesthood room and he talked to us about a few things on the subject of dating. Now he has not brought this up for the whole 2+ years that this ward has been around but he felt like he needed to this particular day. Well he helped me a ton thats for sure! It was like i took a good kick right on my butt, a little scolding if you will, by the spirit. I finally really realized that I was doing everything wrong when it comes to dating so I came up with a list of things that I need to improve on.

Dating impovements

aPlan out the date to a T
aAim to impress her
aKeep the missionary look
aDont push the relationship physically
aAsk her out directly and specifically not through text or notes

This is what i gained out of that talk. it was Great! i was so greatful to hear it. it was just what i needed to hear. It gave me something to start to work on which leads to other things, which leads me to my next point.

During the mission I did an awesome job of really loosing some good weight. see this picture:

Since then I have done an equally good job of gaining it back! As this picture is of me eating pizza! :)

I was going through my pictures last night and realized...Dang I was looking good there after the mission! So Now i am trying to live an active lifestyle and trying to change my ways so that i can look like that again because i just felt better about myself then. so now i am posting pictures of my skinnier self all over the place so that I can visualize my goal and once again attain to it.