I Promised Myself I’d Never Do This…

I swore I would never do these little things where people “tag” you on their blog.  But when Annike tagged me, I figured, what the heck.  I can cave to peer pressure just as good as the other guy…

So here it is… the lame getting to know random things about a person in short sentences…

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Adult Life vs. College Life

Lately I have been seeing and talking to a lot of college students and younger adults who are home for the summer.  Ah, what would life be like if you could be financially dependent and totally taken care of, all while floating around totally without purpose in life?

Well… maybe.  Hanging out with these fabulous younger folks have reminded me some of the reasons I hate being a real adult, and some of the reasons I love being a real adult…

Reasons I love being a real adult: Continue reading Adult Life vs. College Life

You like my new Favicon?

So after ribbing Google a few weeks ago for their groundbreaking new favicon, I decided it was time for me to invest some time and energy into my own 16 pixel piece of internet real estate.

Like I mentioned in the other article, designing a favicon is HARD!  (If you don’t know what a favicon is and you’re too lazy to go look at the other post, a favicon is the 16×16 pixel graphic that come up right next to the address bar of your modern browser (sorry IE6, you suck) ).

So here’s what I came up with…

Whaddya think?  Can you tell that those are supposed to be eyebrows above the W and E?


Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

– George Bernard Shaw

I left the United States for the first time in 2000 to spend two years in Sao Paulo, Brazil doing Missionary service for my church. To take you back, this was before the average American even knew what a Muslim was and before Osama Bin Laden was a household name.

When I returned in August of 2002, something had drastically changed about my country. Flags flew on many more houses that usual. There were flags everywhere!  Some enterprising guy had also created a novel American Flag lapel pin which everyone seemed to be sporting. People had somehow become much more proud of their country than I’d ever seen them, and more willing to do anything for it.

Then it dawned on me.  I totally missed 9/11. Continue reading Patriotism

SYTYCD – Top 14

Last night on So You Think You Can Dance, contemporary dance ruled the evening!  We now have a few more one word reference dances.  You know, those are the ones like the “table” or “bench” routine that we can all just say one word and remember the dance.  We now have the “shirt” routine and the “mattress” routine.

So here are the videos from last night’s 3 amazing contemporary routines: Continue reading SYTYCD – Top 14

And Thus We Were Manipulated

And Thus We Were Manipulated
Why Mormon Pop Music and CES Videos Bug Me

A while ago, on my way home from church, I was listening to a mix CD of Sunday music. When the song “His Hands” came on, I quickly pressed the next button, but unfortunately it was too late… the other person in my car had identified the tune. “I LOVE that song… why did you change it?” they said. So I was forced to go back and let them listen to it.

It took the rest of the trip home to try and explain the following:

Growing up, I listened to a lot of Mormon pop music. A lot. It mostly grew out of the fact that I often sang in church, so I tended to listen for new material, and to be part of that universe. I was practically an authority on all things Perry or Cope.

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If You Got It, Please Refrain from Flaunting It

There’s an old saying:

If you got it, flaunt it.

Well, friends, countrymen (and especially countrywomen in this case), in today’s blog I am going to make a case why if you got it, please refrain from flaunting it.

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