Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Job

Monday, I had an interview with Provo city to work for there government channel. I felt real good about, I had used a lot of the equipment they have and had experience doing much of everything. They were looking for 2 to 3 people to work part-time for them and I got a call Wednesday to start Thursday. They had an event that needed filming, so I got to go. I don't work again till Tuesday, so I'm not sure about my schedule but it is a plus.

This pretty much confirms we will stay in Provo till April when Erika will finally finish school. We do still need to figure out how we are going to get her to her student teaching and myself to both my jobs.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Video

So I've been working on Erika's Thesis video and this is the intro to the video, what do you think?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Update from Utah

So Erika and I have been working on creating a time capsule and one of the things we decided to do was make a video tour of our first home, so here it is...

Now about last night; Erika worked late so we were going to go out to eat at Smashburger where I had purchased a Groupon ($24 of food for $2). However, we could not use it till today so we had a coupon for Quizno's, but the server for it was down, so we could not produce it. We did get what we needed at Staple's, a container for our time capsule and a notebook Erika needed for class. We were both still hungry, it being about 9 o'clock now, we were in the area of a pizza place everyone said was amazing so we stopped there. Unlucky for us though, it was very crowded and we didn't want to wait. On down the road, we finally came up with a new restaurant to go to, but it was closed once we got there. So we went home and ate dinner at 10 o'clock. FAILURE.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

100 things

I saw this on my mother's blog The Beverly Buzz and figured I would play along.
Things I have done are in listed in the first list, and things I have not are after.

  1. 1. Started your own blog

    2. Slept under the stars

    3. Played in a band

    4. Bathed in a river

    5. Spoke in front of a big crowd

    6. Had a whirlwind love affair that broke your heart

    7. Taught yourself an art from scratch

    8. Had a pillow fight

    9. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

    10. Built a snow fort

    11. Gone skinny dipping

    12. Learned a foreign language

    13. Stayed up for more than 24 hours

    14. Been on a cruise

    15. Seen Niagara Falls in person

    16. Can drive a stick shift car

    17. Gone rock climbing

    18. Been serenaded

    19. Walked on a beach by moonlight

    20. Broken a bone

    21. Started your own business

    22. Quit a job because you were totally unhappy

    23. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

    24. Played in the mud

    25. Gone to a drive-in

    26. Taken a martial arts class

    27. Served at a soup kitchen

    28. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

    29. Flown in a helicopter

    30. Saved a favorite childhood toy

    31. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

    32. Pieced a quilt

    33. Been fired from a job

    34. Broken something extremely expensive

    35. Been on a speeding motorcycle

    36. Visited the White House

    37. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

    38. Had chickenpox

    39. Met someone famous

    40. Lost a loved one

    41. Conversed with someone when neither of you spoke each others language

    42. Been stung by a bee

    43. Acted in a play

    1. Saved someone’s life

    2. Joined a book club

    3. Sat on a jury

    4. Toured the UN

    5. Hiked to Machu Picchu

    6. Swam in the Indian Ocean

    7. Dirty danced

    8. Had more than 5 surgeries

    9. Threw a surprise party for someone

    10. Won over $1000 in a raffle or lottery

    11. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

    12. Seen Michelangelo’s David

    13. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

    14. Visited Africa

    15. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

    16. Been to the Eiffel Tower

    17. Kissed in the rain passionately

    18. Been in a movie

    19. Visited the Great Wall of China

    20. Joined a prayer group

    21. Visited Russia

    22. Gone whale watching

    23. Received flowers for no reason

    24. Gone sky diving

    25. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

    26. Bounced a check

    27. Eaten caviar

    28. Stood in Times Square

    29. Toured the Everglades

    30. Seen the changing of the guards in London

    31. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

    32. Published a book

    33. Visited the Vatican

    34. Got a tattoo

    35. Been to a coffee shop in Amsterdam

    36. Seen the aurora borealis in person

    37. Read the entire Bible

    38. Visited Hawaii

    39. Watched a meteor shower

    40. Been to the Taj Mahal

    41. Walked on a glacier in Alaska

    42. Caught and held a snake

    43. Bungee jumped

    44. Found an arrowhead or fossil

    45. Rescued an animal

    46. Ate sweet breads, glands or tripe

    47. Seen Mount Rushmore in person

    48. Grown your own vegetables

    49. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

    50. Slept on an overnight train

    51. Hiked to base camp on Mt. Everest

    52. Watched an animal being born

    53. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

    54. Seen a total eclipse

    55. Trained a dog to do cool tricks

    56. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

    57. Seen an Amish community

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Little Weird

I love my father. I inherited several great qualities from him including my athleticism, and one I am proud of, the ability to grow facial hair. Sorry, Cam. Like my father, I can grow a rather attractive beard and it suits me. I usually stick with the goatee though. However in this place of Utah, facial hair is frowned upon and considered unholy so I have a job, in a warehouse, which forbids facial hair so I have to shave every day. I have always used an electric razor but when we went on our cruise, I picked up a free sample of a razor. I purchased some shaving gel some time ago to eventually try shaving. I have very coarse hair and by noon, have "5 o'clock shadow." I wanted to try a real blade but wasn't sure how it would work. Not like that, more time wise and if I could get all the hair. Today, I decided to shave after I showered this afternoon. I used way too much gel and went with the grain, but it seemed to do alright, though not much closer than the electric. It took me a little over 10 minutes to do so, which was what I was figuring. Too much time in the morning, but I think I will try it again. Or just move and grow back my goatee.

On to item number 2;
I have been slowly putting together a "72 hour kit" or "Bug out bag." I'm conflicted about the size so I have decided on 2. 3 if we include one for Erika. I want a small one for each of us and a large one with bags and a tent for more extreme situations. While researching online for suggestions on how to fulfill these bags, I found something Erika and I found rather interesting and useful. A survival Flash-drive. I started working on this so we can have all our documents in an emergency, considering a computer is available. I used one of my smaller flashdrives that has encryption but am off to a good start. Too bad its about time for bed tonight. Maybe I will actually sleep.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thoughts and Feelings

So mostly on this blog I just post events and pictures, maybe updates on our lives here in .... awkward pause, ummm....this place. However, tonight I am going to do something new and different and for those that know me, you may want to sit down. I want to share a goal, a feeling, a dream, of mine. I want to live on a boat. by the earlier blog you can see that I went on a cruise with my wife, but for those that really know me, you know I really enjoy the water. I love to water ski but I just love to be in the sun with the beauty that is around me. I used to take my jet ski out when I was younger and just float down the river because it was where I felt the happiest. The appeal comes from that and my love of adventure. It would be different from the normality of society which I do not like to conform. I like to go my own way and this way if I get tired of a place, I could travel very easily. I do see faults in this, especially now that I am married. Maybe one day, Pop. This could have been brought on by the fact it is 10 degrees outside.

On a side note, the current music on my rotation might surprise you. Any guesses?

Well, Better than Ezra is alway up there. All time fav, but I'm talking more of a current "flavor of the week" (sorry, not a hint - not American Hi-Fi)

-Keep guessing

It was Anberlin, I really like there new CD, especially Art of War.

-Give up?

Its Miranda Lambert's new one, Revelotion.

So that is all.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cruise pictures

So as you may know, Erika and I went on a belated honeymoon. We took a much needed vacation away from the cold of Utah to sunny Southern California for a cruise to Mexico. Let us see the pictures....

Erika in front of the Newport Temple. It is right beside my greeny ward building. It is not a cookie cutter temple, but not a larger one, but it sure is impressive looking.

Some kind Californian took our picture in front of the doors. You can't really see, but their is a remarkable wooden carving above the door.
Erika at the progressive fountain on the grounds.
Another kind Californian taking our picture
This is on the ship after dinner, our room steward left this concoction of towels on our bed. I thought it was cute.
"The Blowhole" in Mexico.
Us waiting for a show
another towel creation awaiting our return in our room
Me enjoying the hot tub all by myself. A candid shot showing my stoic demeanor. Now I see why everyone thinks I'm mad all the time.
Sunset at sea
My feet enjoying the hazy dusk
Erika wrapped up in a beach towel to stay warm
Sunrise at Long Beach
Erika at sunrise

Over looking Long Beach
after 3 nights of relaxing
breakfast outside where seagulls awaiting our uneaten food