Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
The dandelion swayed in the gentle breeze like an oscillating electric fan set on medium.
He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs. Garrett Park
It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.
The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
From the attic came an unearthly howl.
The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Jeopardy” comes on at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30.
Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.
He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.
John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
The thunder was ominous-sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.
The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
"Subject: A Lesson Americans Need to Learn
I am sharing this with you all so we learn from Japan, a country devastated by 8.9 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. I like to credit the Filipinos worldwide alliance group for posting this . -
----------------- 10 things to learn from Japan :
1. THE CALM - Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
2. THE DIGNITY - Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY - The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn't fall.
4. THE GRACE - People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
5. THE ORDER - No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.
6. THE SACRIFICE - Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?
7. THE TENDERNESS - Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone... The strong cared for the weak.
8. THE TRAINING - The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.
9. THE MEDIA - They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
10. THE CONSCIENCE - When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly
Now that is a good example of an evolved nation. How far before we reach there........"
I LOVE JAPAN
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF IMPORTANCE OR OTHERWISE.
1. Get that homework/ reading done! Early!
2. Is it past midnight? Turn off the TV and go to sleep or read your scriptures. Unless you are socializing you should be edifying yourself or sleeping. It’s time to take care of yourself.
3. There is no room in the mind of a faithful priesthood holder for putridity, filth, lusty thought, and wickedness of any kind. Fill it with righteousness or pay the consequences. REMEMBER:
4. There are people everywhere who need help and assistance. If they ask, say yes. If no one is asking, be willing to offer.
5. Everyday should be a day of prayer unto the Lord. At the very least, it should be started and ended that way.
6. Everyday should be a day of studying the scriptures and striving to learn to feel the spirit of the Lord. Allow yourself to be guided by him at all times and in all places.
7. Home teaching is not an assignment that can just be checked off. It is a duty that should occupy the mind with the well being of those under your stewardship. Do all you can for your hometechees.
8. There is no reason to keep stagnant the body that Heavenly Father has given you. As long as you have the ability to run, jump, dance, sing, and play, you should be doing so. Take care of the precious gift of your physical body.
9. Your talents are gifts from God that should be developed and used to benefit yourself and especially those around you here in this life. Do not squander them.
10. You are a son of God. As such you should be pursuing a path following in the footsteps of your perfect elder brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. Do not be afraid to say to others and to the natural man that is part of you: "I cannot do what you are asking me, I was born to be a king."
Monday, March 7, 2011
As someone who is a perfectionist and who never seems to want to start things in fear that I wont be able to finish them, it is hard for me to see any progress in myself seeing that I never feel like I can become a polished, finished product. Endless attempts at progress and becoming better tends to seem endlessly daunting to me. I am so very happy when I overcome a weakness, rise to meet a challenge, or complete a difficult task, but I find it hard to see the joy in the slight day to day progressions, the seemingly mundane attempts to become a better son of God that I cannot see the fruits of right away. I have the same trouble with working out, even though I know it produces results because I have experienced it! Then why is it hard? I don't know.
Did you know that I do sing for an online company called Yousicals? They have a website: www.yousicals.com. You should go there and check me out in the Bios section and there should be two songs that I recorded on there: "Hello" and "Oops I Failed it Again" and keep a look out for "Because of You" a recent recording that is not up there quite yet.
blah... not a fan of this post. But I guess they don't all have to be good right?
Thursday, March 3, 2011
this time im banking on something that will last for a while.
but dont take what you cant handle if ill only drag you down.
what you can carry is a tell tale sign of how much you really want me around.
dont give up on what you are truly wanting if you are only kind of wanting me.
i refuse to be the excuse or reason for your life's tragedy.
having scarcely learned my lessons and not always knowing where to turn,
i am on the search for that someone who can smile and sigh as I surely crash and burn. so give it some thought and consider, what it is you are trying to do,
because in the end if you choose me, ill probably also choose you.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
If you would like to leave some digital encouragement for me to start blogging again too, feel free to do so via comment or something of the sort. I am pretty easily influenced by sincere, or at least seemingly sincere, desires for me to keep updated this log on my life and other brain excretions that can be translated into a digital, alphanumeric format. So any encouragement would be great as I try to find time to blog and develop a digital voice for myself in cyberspace (ha ha, does anyone use that term anymore?).
A lot going on in life. Finally, officially headed towards a specific major in my post high school studies. I have decided to major in Advertising, seeking to get into the pretty competitive creative track (they accept around 15 people a year), and double minor in music and art. I am currently taking two of the prerequisites and predict that my performance in both of those classes should be sufficient enough for the application process. I am trying to get into the final prerequisite class during Spring term so that I can use my time during Summer term to work on my application and the video submission required to be considered for the major. Unfortunately the class for Spring is full seeing as the class has a maximum capacity of 18 students. We will see what happens.
I recently went to Las Vegas for a weekend with some awesome friends who became and will hopefully continue to become even more awesome friends. It was the most relaxing and chill weekend that I have had in a long time. Very grateful for everyone involved and the fact that they are part of my life. Especially grateful to my wonderful friend Kristen for orchestrating the whole thing and generously offering lodging during said weekend. What a girl! There are probably upwards of 200 pictures of this trip on facebook so I will not post them here, assuming that anyone following my blog is also one of my friends on facebook.
Even more recently I was able to go to the Manti Temple with my good friends Paul, Eric, Emily, and Ashley, two of her friends, and my brother Travis. The Manti Temple is a beautiful piece of celestial art, towering like a castle above the small town after which it is named, on a majestic mountainous canvas. In many ways I felt like I was in another, simpler time while inside partaking of the wonderful spirit that comes with the ever so important ordinances that take place there. After spending time in the House of the Lord I was warmly welcomed into Paul's home by his gracious parents who live there in Manti. We ate a delicious home-cooked meal, had a wonderful scripture study, and had a good time talking about anything and everything that night. The following morning we woke to a delicious breakfast and hug from our wonderful 1 night/ 1 morning foster parents as we left to head back to Provo. The wonderful person who is my friend Paul Fife is very much a product of his wonderful parents and their Christ-like love. I am very grateful to them for their hospitality and raising of such a great guy.
That is it for now. Just a quick update. Gotta head to a class now.