Tuesday, July 26, 2011

do over.

do you remember the book murgatroyd's garden?
its about a little boy who hated getting his hair washed.
his parents finally became so fed up with fighting him to wash his hair that they quit trying.
his hair grows wildly, it begins as a garden and people from all over come to see it.
but eventually it gets out of control and begins to take over everything.
not only does it take over the house but he starts discovering creatures taking refuge in his hair.
if i remember correctly, it become a jungle with monkeys and tigers.
theres plants and birds and insects all living in his dirty crazy hair.
finally murgatroyd (seriously, what kind of name is that??) cant stand it anymore and asks for his mom and dad to wash his hair and the garden is gone and he is back to just being a little boy.

this weekend was my turn to throw in the towel and finally wash my hair.
not literally of course.
im a regular bather.
and my hair loves me for it.
which i did just get cut in case you didnt notice.
but you know, then you've just had enough and youre ready to start over.
that was my weekend.
and boy was it FANTASTIC.
in every way.
i watched fireworks 3 nights in a row.
i was more social than i've been in...mmm...probably since i moved to utah OVER a year ago!
there's this kid in my ward who's been pretty instrumental in getting me to this point (he just thinks hes been annoying).
but if it wasn't for him i would have given up on the ward a LONG time ago.
but he keeps giving me one more reason to give it another chance.
and i finally got a calling on sunday so i guess i'm stuck now!
but it was a big step forward from how ive been feeling about utah and the ward.
maybe this will be the time it sticks.
the pieces might actually start falling into place.
even though i'm in a valley, i'm hiking up to the peak.
and i hate hiking!
but i'm serious about this one!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

intelligence test!

found this at work, thought it was interesting.
 (so far I've figured out 20. how many can you figure out?)
You have to work out what the letters mean. See No 0 as an example. It doesn't matter if you write the answers in uppercase or lowercase, but the answers must be exactly as expected. There is no time limit for this test.

0 24 H in a D        =   24 hours in a day
1 26 L of the A
2 7 D of the W
3 7 W of the W
4 12 S of the Z
5 66 B of the B
6 52 C in a P (W J)
7 13 S in the U S F
8 18 H on a G C
9 39 B of the O T
10 5 T on a F
11 90 D in a R A
12 3 B M (S H T R)
13 32 is the T in D F at which W F
14 15 P in a R T
15 3 W on a T
16 100 C in a D
17 11 P in a F (S) T
18 12 M in a Y
19 13 is U F S
20 8 T on an O
21 29 D in F in a L Y
22 27 B in the N T
23 365 D in a Y
24 13 L in a B D
25 52 W in a Y
26 9 L of a C
27 60 M in an H
28 23 P of C in the H B
29 64 S on a C B
30 9 P in S A
31 6 B to an O in C
32 1000 Y in a M
33 15 M on a D M C
Scoring: 1 to 5 is Average, 6 - 11 Somewhat Intelligent, 12 to 18 Intelligent, 19 + Genius

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


while i was visiting the motherland (Boise) this weekend...i burned the crap out of my thumb.
its pretty blistered up now.
i was shocked how bad it actually hurt though!
heres a few pics that dont really do it justice, but are fun nonetheless!

heres the original burn about 20 seconds after.
 day 2.
 day 3, starting to blister.
 and theres my blister today.
so weird!
and kinda sick!

happy birthday to me!

im 23.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


this is from the 4th of july at sugarhouse park.
tomorrow i am 23 years old...
alot has happened in 23 years.
but im excited for whats still coming!

Friday, July 8, 2011

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”