Saturday, September 29, 2007

First snow!!

yeah baby. thats what i am talking about. i am singing 'its beginning to look a lot like christmas' and playing trans-siberian orchestra. and its september.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Welcome to the barber shop!

May Hall= MayHem! take a minute just to look at this picture. Savor it. Explanation will follow.

look at the trustful look mitch is giving me in the first picture. haha. he knows he is about to get a good looking cut.
Here is the story of its founding: We had an intramural volleyball game on tuesday night, and we have to have 4 people there by gametime or else we forfeit. We had four people and a fifth on the way, but one of them (Mitch) couldnt sign in due to his hair being a honor code violation. (your hair cannot cover your ears or go beyond your collar). So in desperate need of our fourth man in order to check in, Mitch and i ran into the locker room and borrowed a pair of scissors. Uh-oh.

As you can see, we went straight up mullet. We did just what we needed to: excavate the ears. brilliant. Mitch rushed back to the court to check in only to find that our fourth man had gotten there and that the other team was a no show!! he was pretty upset.

Tonight we had visiting hours from 7-9. Mike (the buff guy in the picture above) decided to un-bleach his hair and go back to his brownish state. So while all the girls were here dying his hair, mitch and i got involved in the hair styling. I got a pair of scissors and tucked a comb on my ear like a pencil or something and went to work to 'magnify the mullet.' Not only is it a quality mullet, i feel like i did a really good job on the actual haircut aspect of it. Maybe i should go into hairstyling! Here is the finished product:

The jacket seals the deal.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Legend.

here is the prelim video. sorry its dark. Turn the volume up a bit to hear the words and stuff during the fights. its quality.

It is my hope and prayer that this never happens to you...

i think the final count was between 12 and 15 neenjas.

oh wow. i just realized i can make this video a great deal longer. i might post the extended version sometime if i get around to making it.

note to my sister and others worried about my spelling shortcomings: i know i spelled university wrong and i am fixing it for a better version of the movie.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

THE BEST NIGHT* EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alright. So. Cousin Megan asked me to walk her home at 3 in the morning from work. she works in the cougar catering, and she had to make all the food for the game tomorrow. So i decided that if i was staying up until 3 to walk her home, i was going to make it one amazing walk.
I got the guys on my floor together and told them we were becoming neenjas. yes, pronounced neen-ja. i was really surprised how many of them were willing to stay up until 3 to do this crazy thing. so during the day a few guys went to DI (utah's goodwill) to pick up some good ninja costuming. we all looked freaking sweet. haha.

At about 1 in the morning, we gathered to start making the plan. Mike and mitch have a cartoon map of the campus that we used in planning. I put up some post-its on the map and left blanks for people to kind of sign up for spots and stuff, then once everyone got their spots (there were at least 15 kids invlolved in this epic), we sat down and planned all the logistics of who was where and when and i had everyone meet back behind may hall down the stairs from the marriot center for the last epic battle. so we had to plan all of the logistics so that once a ninja was killed it was able to get to that spot without being seen again. It worked perfectly.
Jackie, megan's friend and my HC date, said she'd go to pick up megan with me, so i called her at like 230 and woke her up and she came, so it was very good. i wore grey pants, black underarmor, and a REAL samauri head band that said in japanese Number One. haha. perfect. oh yeah and i am only wearing socks. haha.

so i get to the wilk with jackie and we get megan and both of them just think i am dressing up for fun. We walk by and see an unknown person on a bench reading a newspaper. just as we are about to walk by, he lowers the paper and we just glare at each other. he then stands, throws 3 paper ninja stars at me (which i block), then jumps over the bench and i follow him, doing a summersault over the bench. we then insue on a previously choreographed fight. I beat him, and turn to the girls as if nothing happened and say lets move on.

Next, i fight two unnamed ninjas and beat them and cause them to roll down the hill to the library. it was a sweet fight. the girls wanted to go take the masks off and see who it was, but i told them it was not the way of the ninja. lets move on. haha. this movie isnt a good one. the other ones were tho!

NOTE: VIDEOS WILL BE UP LATER. I HAVE TO EDIT THEM TO MAKE IT EASIER TO SEE MY SICK NASTY NINJA MOVES. i have been practicing for the past 3 days to be honest. haha.

next, another unnamed ninja jumps out of a tree near the tanner building and we have a big fight there. some ninja is wearing a wetsuit inside out with a nice mask on. its great. i beat him, and the girls get their phones out to take pictures. i told them the roads were dangerous and we must keep moving. this one is a better video.

We then cross the streets to the tanner building where two more unnamed ninjas are waiting. we didnt plan a fight; they were just blocking the way so we could go another route back so we could have more fights. haha. but we improvised a lot of stuff because the girls just stood there and wanted to take pictures when in reality their lives were in grave danger. have a look. oh and the run at the end is our trademark neenja run. classic.

Next, we run accross the parking lot and go up the spiral bridge, where i fight 3 more ninjas. of course, i put them down.

later on up the bridge, we see two mysterious men wearing normal street clothes and backpacks. i say 'whats up boys' as i pass, and they immediately start shedding their clothes and they were wearing neenja clothes!! what a shock. i then fight them. one of their cell phones falls out and as i am walking away from the carnage, megan picks it up and starts trying to figure out who it is. (these girls are in our ward so they could happen to know some of the unnamed victims, but could not for the life of them figure out who these neenjas were. good work on keeping identity concealed!) so his phone falls out and megan picks it up and looks at it. i walk back and say it is not the way of the ninja, take the phone, pull on chad's elastic pants and throw it in there. haha. they werent going back for that phone. and we moved on.

Now this whole time, i had my personal stunt photographer shooting these videos. he left us as we walked by the marriott center, aparently to change batteries. but the girls caught on and thought it must be some huge last fight or something. and oh they were right. we walk down the stairs and all of a sudden mortal kombat starts blaring out of a window on my floor. note that it is now about 345AM. i then jump down over bushes instead of taking stairs, and every ninja had been hidden and they just swarmed and we had a huge fight, highlighted by me crouching into a ball and then yelling and kinda jumping upward and putting my fists in the air and all the neenjas flying back. job well done. except for one, who threw is sword at me, so i grabbed it and stabbed him. punk.

overall, id say this is my favorite night* at college. the asterisk is there because this all actually started at 1 in the morning and it is about 5 now, so i need to go to bed. needless to say, the girls loved it, the guys LOVED it, and we are doing it again. soon. I think that i could honestly become a criminal mastermind after how perfectly this plan worked out. i give myself one big pat on the back, and my neenjas 3 pats each. haha.


** there are no names in here because i do not know these neenjas**

Monday, September 17, 2007

This was a long time coming,

but we finally got a quote wall up. when you live with the same guys for a while (what, 2.5 weeks?), you are bound to say something stupid or hilarious at some point. So here is the written manifestation of our stupid quotes. I'll highlight some of my favorites.

The personal favorites:

"I slept in a laundromat last night" Brently

Whats those? eric

It was a Slice of Destiny- Brently

I swear she was a senior- Joe

all the aforementioned joe speech problems

there is nothing better than waking up and being in taylor's warm arms- Mike

I only have one quote on the wall and that is that joe is my anti-drug. haha. i am involved in some others, but i am never the reason it is on the wall.

good times. we need more paper.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The sunday edition

Who is this?

The correct answer is Kramer from Seinfeld. haha. its actually my bud Eric. he is hilarious.

Last night we played an intense game of Capture the flag, so thats why we are decked out in black with facepaint. i wish you could see the full body- black shorts, knee socks, black shoes. it was the real deal. i will say that eric and i brought home a 1-0 victory for the ninjas. (pronounced neen-jahs). solid.

Friday, September 14, 2007

(almost) Disaster.

So last night at about 11 we decided to watch a movie. due to copyright laws or some shinanigans, we werent allowed to watch it in the lobby of our hall, so we took a laptop out into the lawn and sat on some blankets and watched our DVD with some speakers hooked up to it and stuff. All was going well until sprinklers started popping on. This caused some chaos as everyone scrambled to gather up their shoes, laptop, speakers, backpacks, purses, etc. I ended up running through the sprinklers a bit to pick up all the extra stuff that was left and we went to a new, dry place to finish our flick.

about 20 minutes after we got there, i realized i didnt have my cell phone. we called it and it wasnt anywhere around us, so i took a phone and went into the sprinklers to find my phone sitting there in the middle of the grass, soaked. The front display didnt work and the main screen was solid white, so we took out the battery and started airing it out. This morning, i got a blowdrier from a guy on my floor and started the recovery process. i could call people and get texts, but the calls were a little fuzzy and the front lcd didnt work.

i have been blowdrying it all day and i just put the battery back in and EVERYTHING WORKS!!! i was pretty stoaked, so this post goes out to my cell phone, who i will never leave out in the sprinklers again.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Canada, Eh?

So my roommate is from minnesota and naturally has a little bit of a canadian-influenced dialect. He says his A's weird, such as beg for bag and fleg for flag and stuff like that. we like to poke fun at it if it ever sounds really bad or is a funny word.

Little did i know that by rooming with him, i would start picking it up!! yesterday i was walking with one of my friends and i said beg instead of bag. I was so disappointed in myself. it wasnt a straight up beg thought. it was like baeg. haha.

So this post is a tribute to all of the goofy words that joe says in his native accent

geg (gag)
ya sure you betcha (haha he never says this but he said tons of people there do)

there will be more to come for sure. his accent isnt bad at all. its just sometimes and it is hilarious on some of the words. he is trying to change his vowel sounds, but we like it. haha.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Y.

Last night, we hiked up the Y. In Bio, we had an extra credit opportunity that entailed watching a sunset and writing our thoughts and inspirations of it. With school in mind first, we decided to turn it into a group date. The day we were going to do it bounced around a bit, so unfortunately we only had one girl go. but thats alright because it was a really fun bonding experience for the guys.

I think that this may be my new favorite picture of myself. haha

it was kinda smoggy, but still pretty spectacular.

On the way up, Eric (pictured below) made a joke about mike carrying his huge fur jacket up the mountain. Mike responded by smacking the waterbottle out of eric's hand and down the mountain. Eric couldnt bear to leave his treasured nalgene on the mountain, so he climbed down this STEEP bush area to get it. he was delighted to find his baby.

he looks a lot like cramer from sienfeld. we make him bust through our door sometimes for fun.

Here we have the provo and the remnants of color from the sunset.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

My new home.

I am giving a virtual tour of the dorm room. first is the desk. i have all my pictures on the wall, the books above it, and the random junk i brought above that. take note of all my food. i have tons of gatorade, bread w/ peanut butter and jam, ritz peanut butter crackers, nilla wafers, and cheese nips. also notice the shameless plug for the blog on the computer screen :)

Next we have the sink. right side is mine. pretty self explanatory.

Next is the bed. sorry mom, i kept it really orderly and stuff for the first few days here, but that was because i was bored and didnt have any friends or anything to do. so here it is:

and finally, the view out the window. it is actually really sweet, but joe and i leave the blinds closed because it is SO BRIGHT! see the other pictures-- the blinds are down for them.

i just got my Y flag in the mail, so that is going up on the wall soon.
im off to econ studies. peace out.

Monday, September 3, 2007

People i have met:

This is the first of many people i have met posts, telling stories of people and how i met them/how i am connected to them.

1. Megan Kearn. I went to church on sunday and sat next to a girl during sunday school. We went around introducing ourselves, and i heard her say her last name was 'kearn.' Interesting, i thought, so i leaned over and asked if her grandpa was russ, and she said yes, and i asked if he had just married afton, and she said yes, and then we both said 'whats up cousin!?' I later found out that our dads roomed on the same floor or something. crazy.

2. Mitch Jergensen. I got back to my dorm after visiting hours and found a ton of notes, but one said 'mitch says 'come talk to me taylor!'' so i do and find out he is matt's cousin! crazy.

This is why i have no friends...

So BYU had their first foot all game on saturday afternoon and they beat Arizona 20-7. it was a sweet game and i was on the second row on the 5 yard line. They were sweet seats! but unfortunately, they were also in the sun. I, being filled with school pride, painted a Y on my forehead and but 2 streaks of eye black under my eyes. After the game and post game shower (it was probably 95 degrees there) i realized that my new school spirit was now burned into my face. take a look.

Awesome, huh?

i was just kidding about the no friends part. thats how i felt on thursday and friday, but saturday and today were great. i have met TONS of new people and am getting to know the guys on my floor pretty well. I love it here!