Saturday, March 21, 2009

MARCH 21, 2009

Last weekend a group of friends and I decided to go down to Vegas for the Mountain West Conference Championships. Initially we just invited the BYU fans in our ward, the idea being, BYU would be in the championship game. It all depended on how BYU played on Friday night, but of course if we wanted to get down there we couldn't wait for that, so we decided to go anyway.


On the way down we listened in horror as BYU played like CRAP and lost to San Diego State.


Once again BYU dissapointed and we were forced to watch the University of Utah play in the championship game instead...and win...ugh.

But we weren't gonna go down without screamin'...literally.

... we made signs...

At the game we ran into Bro. Bingham, our 2nd counselor! (me, Paul, Bro. Bingham, Brian F., Rachel, Andrew, Jeremy)

Ugh, Rachel made me take this discusting picture with MY camera. Utes ::shiver::

Rachel and Paul

And of course we had to get us some In 'N' Out

That night we went down to The Strip

Me, Brian, JeremyThe circular escalator at Cesaers


Umm, don't tell the Bishop...or their moms :)

On the way home (Jeremy, Paul's car, and Rachel)

Love the mountains

Basically this trip was so much fun, the game, The Strip, Original Pancake House, In 'n' Out, swimming, movies, blah blah blah.

And my parents were SO awesome to let us stay at our house. Thanks!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

All I ever needed to know in life, I learned from Calvin and Hobbes...

About chores: "If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again."

About reality: "Reality continues to ruin my life."

About dealing with misogynists (you show him Suzie Derkins!):

About the possible effects of television: "Oh, great altar of passive entertainment... Bestow upon me thy discordant images at such speed as to render linear thought impossible!"

About life's cruel ironies: "There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is."

About reading: "Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension."

About effective time wasting: "A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do."

About self esteem: "So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met?"

About politics, voter apathy, and idiots who like to hear themselves talk: "When I grow up, I'm not going to read the newspaper and I'm not going to follow complex issues and I'm not going to vote. That way I can complain when the government doesn't represent me. Then, when everything goes down the tubes, I can say the system doesn't work and justify my further lack of participation."

About government:

About writing: "I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!"

About history (hmmm): "History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction. That's why events are always reinterpreted when values change. We need new versions of history to allow for our current prejudices."

About elitist intellectualism: "People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world."

About parenting: "Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time."

About parents: "What assurance do I have that your parenting isn't screwing me up?"

About crushes:

About artistic interpretation (ok these were just funny):

About love: "The best presents don't come in boxes."

About agency: "It's only work if somebody makes you do it."

About life: "Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success... ...Flat stretches of boring routine... ...And valleys of frustration and failure."

About death:
That it's ok to feel like sometimes you just don't fit in: