Sunday, December 7, 2008

I have a bloody nose.....again

I just wanted to say that I have yet another bloody nose and my nose hurts. The end.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mi Amigo

So I have to say, I'm happy and sad at the same time. I'm happy because my dear dorky cousin, Colton, has decided to serve a full time mission for the Lord. But see, I'm also sad cuz I won't get to see him for a full 2 years! Now how am I supposed to cause trouble! See who says you can't be best friends with the people you beat up when you're young. Colton and I have been the best of pals since we were 3 and I bloodied his nose! Amazing how that works isn't it. In fact I think that's when I first gained a reputation for being a bit of a bully. But hey, whatever it takes to win friends and influence people right? Good luck on your mission Colton! I'll miss you!

Hats off to me!

So I'm proud to say that after 2 whole months of searching, I finally found a job! I am so relieved! This job will only last a month till I go down to Snow College, but nonetheless, it's a job! I'm very excited to say that I am now employed by Gunnies Western Outfitters in Orem. Happy days, now my family can stop henpecking me to get a job. I'm no longer a bumb on the couch! I'm gonna be getting a paycheck!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holy Cow

Wow how time flies! I can't believe that it's already the end of November. It's been a very boring month! I have spent most of my time job hunting in Utah and Sanpete Counties. I haven't been successful, but I will get through it. I'm starting to get really excited to get back into school. It will be nice to once again have some order in my life. I can't wait to get up to Logan next fall so that I can finally be somewhat settled and officially out of my parents house. Anyhow, I would write more, but this month has been pretty mundane and boring. So, until next time, peace out ya'll.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I walk down a busy street,

My eyes cast down as I watch my feet.

I never see the road ahead,

I only know I'm not yet dead.

I never see the passers by,

I just hang my head and heave a sigh.

In my mind I ponder my reflection,

wondering if I'm meeting the expectations.

I see myself through the eye of mind,

but then I change courses, too scared to find.

What if what they say is true,

They seem so sure, their doubts so few.

If beauty is what I truly posess,

Then why worry, why obsess.

Maybe it's what I've heard in the past,

Always standing in the shadows cast.

Perhaps it's from being ignored and avoided,

Or intimidating those with views distorted.

I'm not the beast I once believed,

I have a beauty so few achieve.

Not a beauty of external sort,

That my passers by may report.
More, a beauty that's found within,

one I had lost, but found again.

I now look up and my eyes I raise,

no longer needing their words of praise.

I see the world as it should be seen,

knowing what the world now means.

My spirit no longer feels defeat,

For I no longer stare at my feet.

I greet the world with and equal stare,

Courageous and strong, no longer scared.

I spin and dance and hop around,

never once looking at the ground.

"Freedom," my spirit sings to me,

"Look at what I am and can be!"

Monday, October 27, 2008

FFA Nationals

So I figured I would update my blog, cuz certain family members said that I was a slacker. (Yes Kim and Kadee, that would be you) Ha ha, so anyhow, I just had the opportunity to spend 5 days in Indiana for the FFA National Convention. It was a good trip. I went with my high school FFA Chapter to receive my American FFA degree, which initially means I'm now considered an old fart among FFA students! I really enjoyed touring around Indianapolis. I had the chance to go to the Indianapolis 500 Raceway, where I kissed the brick yard, so now I guess you could say I have a dirty mouth! Another event that I went to was a Taylor Swift and James Otto concert. All I have to say about this was that I laughed, because it made me think that Taylor Swift is and even more pathetic country artist. I'm just glad I didn't have to pay for it. I also went to the Indianapolis Zoo and got to watch a dolphin show (this reminded me of when Molly and I went to Sandiago 3 years ago and went to Sea World!) I also went to a really expensive restaurant and learned that some food costs way too much money to eat. I'll stick with Applebees and Bajio Grill from now on. All in all, it was a great trip! 4 years in FFA finally paid off for a free trip! Now I just get to look back and reminisce about the good ole' days and how much I enjoyed the FFA. I'm glad that I stuck with it all these years. FFA truly is a great organization! Long live Agriculture (so we can have food on our tables!)
So, after being awake before 5 every morning and getting 4 hours of sleep per night, I was definitely happy to come home to my own bed. You never know how much you miss home, until you go somewhere else and get no sleep! Needless to say, I was happy to be gone, but I'm also happy to be back :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Painted Reality

So, I just thought I would take a minute to express how thankful I am that God sent me to live in such a beautiful world. I've never been a great appreciator of art, but I'm pretty sure Heavenly Father has a talented hand with a paintbrush! I can't even imagine having created this wonderful earth in 7 days! Even great artists take weeks, months, even years to paint a masterpiece! Even when doing my own paintings, I don't have the imagination to create worlds on my canvice without seeing it before me. Some of these photos were taken at Stewart Falls, near Sundance, UT. It was a gorgeous hike with my dear friend Brittany Davis! The whole place was awe inspiring. It never ceases to amaze me how the simplest things can be so amazing!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sad to see it go

I've spent the past 3 months working for the United States Bureau of Land Management as a seasonal Range Technician. Some days were very trying, working with only one other person all summer long, but I can honestly say that I'm going to miss this job. I've spent the entire summer working in God's country. Some days it was hotter than Hellfire and others the weather couldn't have been more picturesque. For most of the summer I kind of resented the job becuase of the guy that I worked with, but now I'm angry with myself for allowing my own attitude to get in the way of how much I should have been enjoying what I've been doing. For a while I even had doubts as to whether or not I should stick with my career goal of working for the BLM with the wild horses and burros, and after spending 2 days helping at the Wild Horse and Burro Center in Herriman, UT, my decision has been cemented to stick with it! I'm going to miss working for the BLM over the next few months, but I look forward to working with them again next summer and I'm excited for the coming months as I get the oppertunity to volunteer with the horse and burro center. This coming summer, I'm definately going to have learned from my mistake of having a bad attitude, and I'm going to enjoy the work that I'm doing as I move closer to my college graduation and eventually my career with the BLM!

Spare me the introduction

So, I must admit, I'm completely new to the whole blogger world,. I'm not quite sure I fully understand it yet, but I figured what the hell, I'll give it a try. I'm not really going to introduce myself, because I think it's a waste of my time to try to convince people of who I am, so I'll let everyone gather the intricacies of my personality on their own through my writing and pictures. Now, without further ado, I welcome myself to the world of blogging!