Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Go Placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
A far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all people.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to all even the dull and ignorant;
They too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive people, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others you will become vain and bitter;
there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let not this blind you to the virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is still as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefull surrending the things of youth.
Nurture strengths of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
You have the right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no douby the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive God to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautifal world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Trekkie- " spock... enough said."
ME -"he is amazing, he could be friends with yoda, luke skywalker, darth vader, obiwon kenobi, and any other jedi. though they wouldn't even have to do a mind meld touch because jedi read minds across the universe, and they use "a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age" called the light saber. oh and luke flies an X-wing. millenium falcon vs. enterprise? easy lets just ask han solo what he has to say: "what'd I tell ya kid, this baby can out run the big corrillian star cruisers."I'm not gonna even start on the Death star, some even say (though falsely) "this space station will be the ultimate power in the universe." (We all know the Force is the Ultimate power.)"

(anyone else reading this can go ahead and judge me, yes I love Starwars, I'm actually wearing a Darth Vader shirt right now as I type this!)

Trekkie-" haha! you happen to wear that shirt almost every time i see you lol .. well yeah and stuff .. but also - everyone knows the bad guys in star wars can only aim well at unimportant folks. Also why have a sword when you can have a gun? The Federation vs. The Force. Skywalker wouldn't have a chance! There is more than one way to get around in star trek and somehow Han Solos ship is practically villain proof. And most importantly the Borg Queen isn't Kathryn Janeway's mother. Hehe :P :D"

Me-" who's kathryn janeway? so you know how in the most recent startrek movie the miners destroy the planet with red matter? they should have just called the empire, and borrowed the Death star. Yes the Millenium Falcon is villian proof......THATS because its the Millenium Falcon!!"

Trekkie- "Captain Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek Voyager in 95 ..notice how is there is only 3 movies (i refuse to claim the new ones lol) look at all the air time star trek got .. the only great character in star wars is han solo whereas the whole cast of star trek is amazing !!! you have chekov, scotty, uhura, dr. mccoy, sulu, and of course kirk and spock, ,,William Shatner i mean come on william and leonard Nimoy .. i think that is case closed lol"

Me-"I've met william Shatner, he is literally unstable. yes I agree the newest episodes were not as good as the old ones but I wouldn't go as far as to say han solo is the only good character. again Darth Vader(James Earl Jones), princess leia, chewy, LANDO Calrissian!!, not to mention the C-3P0. you need to re-watch Empire strikes Back, Darth vader is possibly the meanest villian of all time!"

Me-"AND HOW CUTE ARE EWOKS?!?! cpt kirk has yet to find a cute species other than the women he seduces."

Trekkie-" agree james earl jones is a fav of mine .. however what a let down it was when they took off the mask and a puny white guy emerges .. lol .. i admit there are good points ,, but unstable or not william is very entertaining lol."

Me-"could you imagine if it would have been James Earl jones without the mask, that definitely would have been AWKWARD: "Luke I am your father" hahaha."

Trekkie-"kinda cute but in a creepy way lol .. hey what can he say the ladies love his instability lol."

Trekkie-"to boldly go where no man has gone before"

Me-"they better keep going because they haven't gotten to "a galaxy far far away."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Hard truths of life

1) I totally take back all those times when I was younger when I didn't want to take a nap.

2) How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

3) Was learning cursive really necessary?
4)Mapquest should start its directions at step #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my own neighborhood!

5)Mapquest is not always right.

6)Obituaries would be alot more interesting if they mentioned how the person died.
7)Bad decisions make great stories.

8)Can we all agree to just ingnore anything that comes after blueray? I don't want to start my collection...again.

9)"do not machine wash or tumble dry" this means I will never wash this, ever.

10)I hate leaving the house confident and good looking and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. waste :)

11)I think the freezer deserves a light too.

12)sometimes I'll watch a movie that i watched as a child and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck this movie was about when I first watched it.

13)I would rather carry ten over stuffed plastic grocery bags than make two or more trips between the car and the house.
14)The only time I look forward to a redlight is when I trying to finish a text or i'm in the middle of good conversation with female driver in the next lane over:)

15)I have a hard time differentiating between hunger and boredom.

16)How many times is it appropriate is it to say "what?" before you just nod and say yes because you didn't understand a word they said?
17)Shirts get dirty and underwear gets dirty, but what about pants? Pants never get dirty, just where them forever;)

18)If you're stuck up the river without a paddle, just float down and you'll be fine. Though if you're down the river and that river happens to be the niagara, I'd start paddling with your hands.

19)Blogs: never have so many people expressed themselves to almost no one;)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Conversations with a former roommate

*Marvin- pooping to country music is really relaxing.
Me- is this kind of like Eating a Juicy Peach while in a hot shower?
Marvin- YES! and no.. I want to get one of those beer dispensing hats so I can drink hands free in the shower.
Me- water proof comic books?
Marvin- well good point, I guess you'd have to read them in the bath tub.
Me- I'm really craving a peach right now! And Otis Redding music...

Another Day (via text)

Marvin- How is the skiing?
Me- the snow is like Cocaine!
Marvin- Wow! I just played 2 guitars with a value of 200,000 between the two... SO HOT!
Me- thats nuts! how'd it feel?
Marvin- I am pretty sure sex will never compare.... just being honest....
Me-........... So costco run?
Marvin- Yep!!

*If you know any of my old roommates you'll know who "marvin" really is.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Did it Change your life?
Someone asked me if my two year mission for the church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints changed my life, and without really thinking about I responded " Umm you know, it changed somethings, and the truth is that its still changing my life! " , when I said that I had a epiphany : that great things that happen to us in life, are not for that one moment when we finish them, but for future reflection.
when I say " great things" I don't only mean positive things but also hard times, experiences where faith and endurence were, and are tested, nerve that was put to the test, when pacience was stretched to the breaking point. It seems to remember times such as these gives one courage and optimism to break through other walls of adversity. And to remember these experiences is to bring a smile to ones face on a cold day, " *For memory brings Tulips of May and Roses of July to the cold and grey Decembers of life" (plus you can't ski in July ;). I look back on my mission and other Happy times ( and difficult ones too) and I'm able to learn lessons not previously learned and reminded of reactions to actions previously commited.

So Ask yourself this instead: is this Changing my life?
And thats one thing I can think of to make Life that much easier and meaningful!!

"For to Remember is a Gift"

* As quoted by Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blogging Adventure!!

Mt Si, Fall of 2008

Shelton Bridge up off the West Fork of the Skohomish River.

The Tallest Train Bridge in America.

Luckly for us it was decomissioned in the early 1960's

Brigg and I

The Great View of the Tattoosh Range on top of Pinnacle Peak

My first time on a dirt bike and we get lost for 8 hrs in the Black Hills, Awesomeness!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

VALENTINES spend it the right way

Hey Guys its me again, yes that is a catchy title is'nt it!!?! Well it should be coming from a younger ( unwedd) Brother ( and older to some) . ANd I won't disapoint !!! AnD yes I dO have bad GrammAr and SpeLling habitS!!!!!!!!! SO my advice is ingenius because I am a novice to this holiday, for in the past I have proudly ( every year until now) celebrated Single Awareness Day, and have spent the day morning the deaths of 5 gang members that rivaled (know as the North side Gang) Al Capone back in the days prohibition, this event was know as the St Valentines day Massacre. SO ANYWAYS............

On with my sound advice, its very simple! It is this : buy a present for your significant other that both Parties ( the giver and the receiver ) will benefit!! And thats it!! simple, take it as you will, I hope to remember it in the future!! ( I went Flying for my V-DAY, a much better alternative to thinking about dead Gangsters, no Sierra not rappers, real gangsters;-)


A good spot for a possible landing

Banking a 45 over the tree tops

And people go all the way to Ireland to see Emerald Hills!!

Pre/PostFlight Checks