Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Win-Win Situation and Thankful thoughts.

On Saturday I went to a sports bar in Seattle with a group of friends from the singles ward to watch the BYU vs. Utah football game. We had a few Utes among us, but fortunately they didn't detract too much from the atmosphere. This was an interesting game because I think that fans of both BYU and Utah should be satisfied with the outcome. For Utah, winning was more than they could have asked for, and a blocked field goal just sweetened the end. For BYU, the fact that they were able to dominate Utah, a team that has been ranked all season, for more than three quarters was quite a shock. Things are finally starting to click for BYU and on that day they were the better team, but sadly there were about four unlucky things that happened in the last few minutes that changed the outcome. Thus, for the first time in years BYU and Utah have found some measure of mutual satisfaction. Here is a picture of all us feeling very mediocre after the game. I feel awkwardly tall.

It's the Thanksgiving time of year so it seems appropriate to say some things that I'm thankful for:
- A job that I like
- Being able to be back at home
- Cheering for BYU. Even if they lose you still feel good about it.
- Dates that go well
- Eating whatever I want. In most places they're grateful just for food!
- Facebook
- Getting messages on facebook from a girl who I've never met, yet still have a small crush on
- Hugs
- Intense late night scooter rides
- Justin Bieber
- Killing time in the Cabana at Cafe West in Provo
- Love
- Missionaries, I've started teaching some lessons with them and it's quite fun.
- Never say never
- Opening presents on Christmas
- People watching
- Quilts, I don't care much about them, but they're important to my mom!
- Rain
- Snow, Snowmobiling, Snow Days
- Tennis
- U, as in you...
- Vick, Michael - He's proving to the world that people can change.
- Windows, not the Microsoft trademark, the ones you look through
- X-Rays. So you can find out if you have broken bones
- Young single adult ward
- Zurg, from Toy Story

Thursday, November 11, 2010

23 cent water

Today was Veteran's Day so as a federal employee I didn't have to work. I went up to the cabin last night and enjoyed eating nachos and other healthy snacks and watching one of my favorite movies, "The Mighty Ducks". This morning was quite cold so we didn't do too much before coming home, but I did get in a quick ride on the mini bike and we also had a bonfire, mostly fueled by lighter fluid so it only lasted about 5 minutes.
On the way home we stopped in North Bend at the Dairy Freeze (Not to be confused with the Daley Freeze in Payson, which is much better). I got an average quality hamburger and good onion rings. I asked for water, which is generally free at most places, but when I got my receipt I noticed I had been charged 23 cents for my water. What a rip.

Also the outlets in North Bend aren't very good. I did get a reversible belt for $14.00, but I'm pretty sure that isn't a really good deal. It's Nautica though so people will assume I'm a sailor when I wear it. That's cool because I do sail, so that would be a correct assumption.

Blogging is fun. It probably feels similar to how the guys who used to do TV shows on iprovo felt. You assume that nobody is watching but you never know, there could be someone with a broken TV who watches your show everyday because it's on one of the two channels they get.