Monday, November 22, 2010

words that define all our social gestures.

SO. I actually have some stuff to right about this time! I know, I was equally surprised. first of all, a few weeks ago. I got some weird sorta minor surgery type deal done on my big toes. had 'em frozen. roots cut out. all this is spose to stop my from getting any more ingrown nails. it's nasty business. some of them hurt so bad I think the worlds about to end. so I was laid up on the couch for a couple days, which was alright with me because I happened to get this little number done the same day black ops came out. so I always had something to do. so that was all peaches and gravy. until I went to play basketball that weekend and had my toes stepped on 84000 times. so they got infected! party, I know. so the next week I went to the foot man to see what I should do. he gave me a prescription for some antibiotics that I can't even pronounce. so now I'm spose to take 4 of these little orange pills a day. they smell like eggs and taste like garlic. THEN. it started snowing this week!!! which I would normally have an abundance of problems with. but this year I find myself welcoming it with open arms. snow means christmas! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE christmas. for real probably my favorite time of year. everything about it I love. seeing all the houses lit up at night, walking in the house and seeing a giant christmas tree all decorated in the corner. and smelling pine all throughout the house. and just the feeling and the buzz in the air. dang legit. and I made my christmas list! so now it's officially the holiday season. and I was actually having a hard time trying to come up with things this year. I pretty much already have everything I need or want as of now.. and then there's the priest laurel conference from yesterday. probably one of the funnest things I've been to in a while. it was seriously such an amazing experience too. to see that many kids in one place knowing they've all got the same standards as me was such a cool feeling. and the mini classes and whatnot that we went to were pretty awesome. I'm pretty sure I'm on a bit of a spiritual high haha. that whole thing really helped strengthen my testimony and just reinforce my knowledge and understanding of the church and it helped me realize more so then ever that the church really is such an amazing gift. I honestly don't even know where I'd be without it. I KNOW it's true, because I've had too many instances in my life to think otherwise. and I'm so thankful for a family that's been such an amazing example for me.

Friday, November 5, 2010

you passed it off as a trick of the light.

so. it's been a while since I've posted anything. mostly because I've got nothing to post. that's usually how these things turn out. though, this week I bought one of those "power balance bands". they're spose to help improve core strength and flexibility and all that jazz. and I seem to be the only person I know (other than other dan) that thinks they work. I'm pretty sure my dad thinks I'm a sucker for getting sucked in and spending $30 on it. oh well. I think it works. and if nothing else, it's fashionable I guess. and! it's getting incredibly close to christmas. I cannot wait. I'm starting to get all giddy like a little school girl. not that I AM a school girl. because I am neither a girl nor in school. but still. it's right around the gosh darn corner! december 1st, I'm gonna clean house at the dollar store and buy up all the advent calendars I can get my hands on. I'm mostly excited about christmas eve and the amount of food there's gonna be. probable enough to feed a small nation. and it's alllll mine. teeheehee..

also. the nba season is starting to shape up nicely. some close games and whatnot. I'm calling lakers/celtics in the finals again. me thinks it'll take miami a season and a half or so to really figure out what they can do. right now it sorta seems like their running on fumes and don't really have a whole lot in the tank. I guess we'll see what happens.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

black camera.

alrighty. so. anberlin is all said and done. gotta say..AMAZING show. probably the best concert I've ever been to in my life. granted, I've only been to 4. even still! SUCH a sick show. I never really listened to anberlin all that much before this. I knew a few of their more popular tunes. but now, a whole new door has been opened for me. what an amazing band. also got to see crash kings and civil twilight. crash kings were pretty good too. but from what I heard, civin twilight was a disappointment to the power of 7. oh well. I thought they sucked haha. also got to go to the new mall outside of calgary, cross iron mills. GIANT. wow. mongo size of a place. bought some new threads. had a pretty gongshow time getting to calgary too. trying to pass and stay ahead of a 60 year old speed demon on the highway and pissing off a truck driver at the same time. not an easy task, but we did it. haha. but! back to the concert. I wasn't really expecting a whole lot to be honest. but I was totally and completely blown away and impressed beyond words. I got in the mosh pit for 10 seconds and came to the conclusion that my life was worth more then groping a bunch of sweaty people. so I jumped off that train pretty fast. jayce tried croud surfing..sorta worked. went to peters after! haven't been there in FOREVER. at least 5 years. rocked the double burger (LOVED IT), peach juice (LOVED IT), and the oh so classic combination of banana and chocolate for my milkshake (too good to describe). a perfect end to an already awesome day. ended up driving home after the concert and crashing at tyler's house after a failed attempt at watching 'how to train your dragon" at 4 in the morning. so it was pretty much one of the greatest days I've ever experienced in my 17 years.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

we have 200 couches where you can sleep tight.

well. once again I'm left with nothing exciting, and therefore nothing to write about. though I did go to great falls this week and bought some trendy new threads. what with the no sales tax and the constant sales they have down there, it's a pretty nice place to go. plus, they have a super comfy massage chair in the mall. plus. I FINALLY found myself a new pair of jeans. not an easy task for a lad with my build. I didn't even spend $100. so a pretty successful day in my opinion. also, golden corral. enough said. automatic win. and I ran out of san pellegrino! and they stopped selling it at 7-11!! what the heck am I spose to do?! the only other place I know they sell it is wal-mart and shoppers drug mart. wal-mart only offers it in 200mL glass bottles. but I want the cans! which only shoppers can give me. but it's all the way in the middle of freaking no where for a kid that can't drive like myself. so I don't really know how I'm gonna solve this little conundrum. oh! I know what to write about. I'm going to see anberlin on monday. not very familiar with they're stuff..but a concert is a concert! should be a gooder.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

officer of hearts.

hot dang. just got back from the rockstar uproar festival in calgary!! SO insane!! went up with a bunch of friends and it was awesome. I got to see some spectacular bands. dusturbed, avenged sevenfold, halestorm (never heard of them before this, but they're spectacular. they sound amazing live, the lead singer has an INCREDIBLE voice, and she's VERY attractive. definitely recommend these guys). this thing was so much fun. great music. free rockstars. and tons of hot babes. one even got up on stage and started taking her clothes off. pretty sketch if you ask me. also, the guy that sat beside tyler was pretty funny. "I keep sliding down this f**king mountain!". more then likely drunk hahaha. and disturbed was SO good. so was avenged sevenfold, and I'm not really even into their stuff. but still, it was a good old time. then after the show jordan announces he's gotta find a bathroom stat. we were 0 for 3 before we finally found one. and just in time too. I doubt he woulda made it much longer. and now that this thing's all said and done, I've gotta try and convince my parents to let me go to another concert in october, and utah in december..haha.

Friday, September 17, 2010

the stone that fell is still falling. so let that stone be the wondrous thing.

I really don't have a whole lot to write about tonight, but I'm gonna do it anyways for the sake of having something to do. the brosef picked out halo: reach on tuesday, and I am a believer. I thought it'd be just like every other halo game to come out. but it's way different. maybe it's because I read the book before I started playing the game. I really like the story. a bunch of spartans fighting to save a planet they already know is lost..but because they're the best, they keep going. keep pushing on and fighting hoping that something will turn the tides in their favor. they keep their fears hidden, put on a smile so to speak, and they go go go. the only reason for a spartan to stop fighting is for them to get KIA. and something about that story just really fascinates me. to try and keep hoping for something you know is never gonna happen. you've gotta have an immense amount of courage to keep on fighting like that. and if you are ever lucky enough to come out alive, what an amazing feeling that must be to know that you're persistence and hard work and effort are finally paying off in the end. I don't really know where I was going with this post, but I just thought I'd throw that out there.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

all the kids have always known that the emperor wears new clothes.

okay! so major news. my sister is officially married. and it was one of the coolest, funnest, proudest, saddest days of my life. I was one of the groomsmen (the pink one). I was in all the crazy wedding photos and such. and it was a lot of fun actually. like I said, it was a sad/proud sort of day. I mean, it's my sister. so of course I'm gonna be happy for her. but at the same time, I never thought she'd get married so fast. seems like only a few weeks ago she started dating this guy. I blink and now they're on their honeymoon and she's getting ready to move out of the house! mind blowing. now it's just gonna be me and brother at home. and it's only a few years before even that changes. so yeah. like I said, I'm super happy for her! like, I know what she did today was the right thing to do, and I'm glad I've got them to look to as an example for what I want to be doing when I'm their age. and like I said, it's a sad day for me. she's one of my best friends and I love her to death, even though I don't say it nearly as much as I know I should. but today at the family dinner, it just sorta hit me. "she's married and off on her own". and I just started crying like a baby. in front of everyone! and I almost never cry at stuff like this! I didn't cry at my oldest sisters wedding. I think mainly because I knew I had another sister hanging around the house. and also when my parents started giving their speeches about the bride and groom. and my dad started getting all teary. and that REALLY got me going, because I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen him cry in public like that. and my mom told a really neat story. she said when my sisters were little, she used to tell them a story when she'd tuck them in at night. and she would say that just like she's tucking them in, as big as the world is, somewhere in it there's another mom tucking in a little boy that's gonna be the one worthy enough to take them to the temple where they're supposed to be married. and after I heard that, I told myself I was gonna be one of those guys that was going to be worthy enough to take someone's daughter to the temple.

so I guess I'm sorta sad I won't see my sister everyday like I'm used to. but this was gonna happen sooner or later. and I'm glad she married who she did. he's a responsible, caring, funny guy and I know he's gonna do all he can to take care of her. and if he doesn't, he's got a world of hurt coming his way. but like I said, I'm SO glad they got married in the temple. because they're really happy together, and now they can be like that for the rest of their lives and even longer. and the reception! what a hoot. not too large. not too small. perfect size. cozy and whatnot. it was super nice. and..I think I'm about done now. she's married. I'm proud of her. I'll miss the heck out of her, but I know she's doing what's right with her life. and now whoever reads this is probably gonna think I'm a giant puff for confessing to all this stuff haha.

ps. to whoever reads this (if there's anyone at all). sorry it's taken me so long to write again!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I found a note in my grandfather's coat.

SO!!!! my sister's getting married. they've got a house and all that jazz (something pretty high end for their first place). they be straight thuggin'. and it's only a matter of time before she's outta the house for realsies. which will probably be a super sad day, considering she's one of my best friends and all. oh well. I suppose it had to happen sooner or later! also. I went on the aforementioned date with the aforementioned best friend! it was 9 boatloads of fun, and then some. no matter what I'm doing with this girl it's always the funnest time ever. she's one cool lady. and! work's getting better..slowly but surely. I don't have to wake up at 7:30 anymore (for now). so that should be a good time. I'm in dire need of some eternal slumber. but it's not like I don't get enough of it as it is what with the whole summer vacation and all. oh well. and! another thing. i went to a THRIFT STORE and found not one..but TWO pairs of shoes..fresh out the box, tags still attached. one pair is sickly sweet. it's rockin' the whole pink/blue/yellow thing. boardflip 2's to be specific. and the other pair is black nike's/blue laces with some sorta fur thing going on. pretty dope. both for only $90! pure magic if you ask me. also! d-rock and his woman friend came to visit me, which is always nice! went and saw "dinner for shcmucks". not too shabby, but I was sorta expecting more after seeing trailers and commercials and whatnot..haha. still, a respectable rent I must say.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

be there when I feed the tree.

hey there. so to be honest, life as of late has been pretty darn spectacular. my cousin's up here from vegas staying at my grandparents house..who just happened to be away for the week. gongshow? yes please. to make things better, d-dubs has been up all week, so it's been even more of a party. lots of movie watching and late nights haha. btw. inception = greatest move I've ever seen in my entire existence. SO f-ing good it's not even comprehensible. and lastnight I went to a baseball game that marky mark was able to get tickets for. met some cool new characters (one of which is a very good looking lady). it was a good time. listened to some drunk girls scream nonsense all night..almost won a crazy game..found a pair of those plastic glasses with the big nose..PLUS! it had a mustache on it. even better. and next week I'm spose to go on a date with one of my best friends in the whole world. so I'm real excited about that..and I swear I had more to write about when I started this thing..guess not. oh well. enjoy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

fighting fire with fire wood.

right now, I'm sitting in my basement. listening to the foo fighters. in my boxers. and it's magical. what a good band these guys make. soooo many good songs. also. I'm done with the code names haha. there's just too many of 'em and I started forgetting who was what. so now I just won't use names at all. not that I've ever really got anyone to talk about anyways. but on another note. I'm super excited for christmas all of a sudden! I LOVE christmas. it's probably the best time of the year. and all the best games are coming out during the holiday season too. rockband 3 (one of the greatest games ever made), cod, and the new nba game. I'm gonna be wasting A LOT of time soon hahaha. also on another side note. I was recently told that a very dear friend of mine might move here! that's exciting. also. I need to start looking for a new job! and I just thought to myself that it seems really funny I'm writing all this stuff down when I'd bet no one actually reads this. but! in my defense..I'm just getting started and I don't really have anything juicy to write about yet. BUT. give it time. everything will make itself known haha. but! now I gotta bounce. it's time to clean the old room.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

as if to say, who does't like chocolate.

hello again. pet peeves. what are they? :a particular and often continual annoyance. here are some of my own..
1) people that put soap on their hands before getting them wet when they wash after using the bathroom (or any matter)
2) people that do not wash their hands at all after using the bathroom
3) people asking questions they already know the answer to
*side note. despicable me = a very good show. certainly one to see.
also..fears. I've got a few of 'em just like everyone else.
1) heights. TERRIFYING.
2) deep water. also TERRIFYING.
3) bridges that happen to be suspended over water. SUPREMELY TERRIFYING.
4) plexi-glass floors over water. also supremely terrifying.

anywho. I just thought I'd throw that out there for who knows what sort of reason.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

come join in the last hurrah

hey y'all. I'm pretty bored right about now..and it's dang cold in my basement! holy moly. I never know what to talk about on these things..any suggestions? how about. sports. it's complete bogus lebron ends up going to the heat. this is gonna be terrible for the league. no one's gonna go to cleveland games anymore. this will cause the league to lose money. though one can't really blame him. I mean..2 or 3 winning seasons of basketball with no ring to show for it is pretty depressing. all I know is Miami will be one tough nut to crack. they're gonna dominate for sure. oh well. business is business I suppose. that's life. I..bought some new threads yesterday. pretty cool...haha. not really. hot dang though. I need to start playing more basketball. I went last week and I forgot how gosh darn amazing it is. I LOVE basketball so much it's not even funny. greatest. thing. in. the. universe.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2nd post.

so. how we all doin? good. I recently went on a camping trip. it was a boat load of fun! bunch of friends in the middle of no where just sitting around doing nothing. perfect. and now I'm addicted to crystal light. it's the nectar of the gods I'm pretty sure. I swam in some SUPER cold water. that was..thrilling? haha. SO. funny story of the day. last night. mcdonalds. a crazy old man told us his life story. everything from crossing the line between crazy and sane to scouting for girls (affectionately referred to by him as "figures") because they got your heart pumping. he told us about how lawyers are honest thieves..girls rip your heart out and throw it away. priests are doing their job wrong because they're preaching what people want them to preach, and not what jesus wants them to talk about..or something like that. it was a special heart to heart bonding moment for sure. anywho. that's about all for now. good day reader.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

blogging virgin

SO! first blog..not by myself at the moment. me and d-on-the-rocks are sitting here running the show. he came for a surprise visit. not too shabby I must say. what should I talk about? I'm new at this whole blogging thing and as such do not know what to converse about with all you readers. first off! code names for everyone. blow torch, complicated, brother, d-on-the-rocks, d-dubs, t-ice, blair-witch-project, fire crotch, j-dubs, j-rod, rhino, and myself. hopefully I remember all those..haha. so..here's a story for you. recently me and brother were challenging for shot gun. as I'm sure your all aware, a challenge for shot gun entails both potential shot gunners to drop their pants and race to the car. win and it's yours. brother threatened to pee on me when I challenged shot gun last week. not cool. but one time me and d-on-the-rocks had a legit challenge race. and I lost. sad face. but..that's all for now. good day.