Friday, February 29, 2008

This absolutely blows my mind

Honestly, is it possible to watch this video without:
A. Falling in love with soccer
B. wanting to go outside and try some of that stuff
C. watch it at least two more times
D. come close to wetting your pants
and E. think about what you've just witnessed for the next twenty minutes? video
I didnt think so.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

introducing...the MULLET

So here is the story. I got barber scissors for christmas from santa and have become the floor barber. I have cut Corey, Mikey (twice), Mitch (twice), Colton, Eric, and Stephen's hair. (and done a darn good job, i'd say) So i decided to turn the blades on my hair. I trimmed up my hair after a terrible haircut over thanksgiving break and did a good job of it, but i hadnt cut it since then. Needing a missionary picture with an appropriate length, i decided to cut it. I got done with the top and the sides and was going to get help with the back, but then i looked in the mirror and discovered something that blew my mind...

This is me deciding whether to go hat or not to school today.
this is me deciding hat for sure.
its all business in the front...


but is one big partay in the back!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Its your boy again...

...winning an award for the Volunteer of the Semester!

hahahahahahahahaha. thats all i can say about this award and me winning it.

the program is TOPS which, i think, stands for Tutoring Outreach to Provo Schools.

Last semester, we had to volunteer for our American Heritage class, and this was one of the options. it was a ten or twelve week program for an hour every Thursday. Joe and I volunteered in the same program, which was mildly disabled kids. Here is how the typical volunteer day went:

8:40AM- roll out of bed, realize we are running late, shower quick and hurry off to Provo High.
9:05-9:10- arrive at provo high, check in, and proceed to our room.
9:10- play rock paper scissors to see who has to open the door and walk in first.
9:11- walk in the room, say good morning to the two enormous Polynesian teachers, ask if there was anything they needed us to do.
9:12- teachers respond 'nah they just are finishin up there math, so you can help them with that.'
9:13- walk around for a minute, checking kids work and seeing if anyone needs help.
9:14- pull up a chair next to the two kids still working, watch them do their math without problem, put there stuff away, return to desk, and sit.
9:20- after sitting around for 6 minutes, we try to engage them in some sort of free time activity game. usual response: nah i am going to draw, i am going to listen to music, i am going to chill.
9:22- jojo and i pull out our own homework
9:55-bell rings, kids begin to leave, jojo and i linger around a bit because we got there ten minutes late.
10:15 jojo and i head out, feeling like we have wasted the past hour and a half of our lives.

I feel good that they knew we were there JUST IN CASE they ever needed us. Most Valuable Tutors, I'd say.

Our teacher did not even know our names. We would tell him when he asked, and he'd literally forget two minutes later with a 'hey you... want some candy?' hahaha. It got to the point where the alarm would go off and we'd roll over and go back to bed. i think we went 6 or 7 weeks out of the 10 or 12 that the program consisted of.

Needless to say, if I am chosen to be the TOPS volunteer of the semester, the program is not doing well. Shambles, I'd say.

I feel bad about getting this, because there are obviously better people to have chosen to be the VOTS. People who actually had an opportunity to help kids and not baby sit during their study hall and free time. I dedicate this award to you.

Anywho, it made the closet door for things i am proud of. This now consists of:
Mitt Romney's 'I cannot begin to thank you enough' letter to Ms. Jensen
James Kearl's 'Congratulations for not committing suicide as a result of taking my course'
2 post-it note scoreboards for games Colton and I play
a drawing by Mikey
the Deseret News article that i am featured in.
and now, the Volunteer of the Semester award.

I'd say its been a successful year so far.

Monday, February 18, 2008

MOAB ROCKS!!!!

Here are a few of the favorites. I'll put more up here later...














Thursday, February 14, 2008

Its your boy...


and President Hinckley!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

answer to yesterday's post:

Hawaiian day at Snowbird! well, we made up our own theme day, and tried to get a discount, but unfortunately, it was not really hawaiian day. in the 37 degree weather, Eric and I told that mountain who was boss in my red hawaiian shirt and blue hawaiian shorts, and eric in his pint top, green bottoms, and water wings (he lost his right one on the second run of the day haha)

it was a fun day. the weather was pretty good. it was a cloud and really really windy at the top, but everywhere else was very pleasant. even this cliff i skied.
aloha!
E.Z. had a rough fall and looked like he was a frozen guy they pulled out of a glacier or something

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Guess What Time it is!!!

I'll be generous and give you some hints as to what i am doing today.

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3.Anyone guess? i'll reveal the answer later