Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
anyway, now that i'm grown up, i've discovered a new kind of man. He doesn't show up so well in my photo, but if you think about it you'll realize you see him regularly. He's bald, has a goatee, is usually wearing a blue dress shirt, and black pants. This particular example is resting on the train instead of being attached to his balckberry like most others are. He also seems quite a bit younger in his facial features. I think he's new to the role. I had to be sneaky taking his picture - i'm glad he was sleeping.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
as for the holiday - i'm happy to report my 24th was filled with family friends food and fun. I love walking through the crowded streets with everyone out talking and partying waiting for fireworks at 10.
Before joining the masses in the streets I joined friends in a review of some of the best worst video clips around, courtesy of the lost media archive's director, and my good friend, blair sterrett. What a hoot!
And before that, I managed to borrow a copy of harry potter 7 from a brand new acquaintance (parties are great for networking) and read 200 pages. I think if I allow myself 100 a day then i'll still have time for homework.
And before that, I got to hang with family visiting from texas. Nothing like playing hours of nertz with the good women in my family. The best part - winning after losing for the first half - hooray!
Monday, July 23, 2007
ah, flaming lips is now playing - have I said how much I like them? I do. This is the part of going to weber i'll miss - the long bus rides filled with music, blogging, and napping. Only 3 more after today.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
What rogrs can there be for a man unconcious of his fault? Such a man has lot the fundamental element of growth, which is the realization that there is something bigger, better, and more desirable than the condition in which he now finds himself. In the soil of self-satisfaction, true growth has poor nourishment. Its roots find great succor in discontent.
Monday, July 16, 2007
In other loving news... I love flaming lips. Just now enjoying some spider bite by them. Love the drumming and the whiney sadness. Good stuff.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
no, I don't like work. I had rather laze about and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don't like work- no man does - but I like what is in the work, - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality - for yourself, not for others - what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
My favorite thing about the show was that it was free. Some family friends have a real estate business and they recently got my sister in a new home. They had a preview showing for their customers. The cool thing is that we knew this family 30 years ago when we lived in puerto rico. They had kids our age and my parents befriended them. Then converted them. Then went to see them sealed in the temple. It's cool to think how simple decisions can create life long waves.
Monday, July 9, 2007
time goes quickly. i learned that last month when my father died. i'm aware of it again as a month has already passed. it hasn't exactly gotten any easier, but i'm sure it will with more time. last night i went to a fireside given by ed smart, father of the famous elizabeth smart. he spoke a lot about eternal families. the closing song was the same one we as a family sang at dad's funeral - "families can be together forever." it was a good fireside. i'm impressed with the smart family's resiliency.
anyway, my good brother sent a photo of dad's last ride in his family email last night. i like it. i choose to share it as a little anniversary post, i guess. i like that my youngest sisters were the drivers - they had the most experience driving dad's truck. now my mom is selling it - we're all okay with that - it was dad's toy anyway. any buyers out there? i think ma is asking for 15,000. wow - that sounds like a lot. i think that's the amount he put into it fixing it up, including the initial amount he paid for it. things. they don't matter so much it seems.
people like to ask what i'm doing with my summer. I guess everyone dreams of having a couple months of holiday. Well i'll tell you. I commute to ogden twice a week with the general public and that really takes up a lot of time. But I think the main thing i'm doing - probably every day - I stay up till midnight. I don't know why. I don't intend to at all. I think having more time on my plate tricks me into thinking I can do every imaginable social activity there is. People really do take up a lot of time. I've always said they're my hobby of choice. Last night a trip to the airport to fetch a friend went from an 8:30 appointment to an 11:30 one - something about rain in the south causing delays.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
I'm out of class early today - a miracle? Possibly. Especially since I was popping zingo mints to try to keep awake.
Last night I stayed up too late visiting with a friend on the double-lane slide at the elementary school on my street. We wondered if we were looking at stars or planets. We figured with so much light pollution of the city it would be impossible to really see stars. Who knows. It was nice to lie on a slide at night looking at the sky with a good friend. We need more summer nights in the world just so we can find more peaceful moments like that!