Thursday, May 31, 2012

Oh Summer...

Oh's been an interesting time.

My sleep schedule has been drastically pushed back 2 hours since the senior all night party.

It's pretty sure that I'll get a job at Tucanos as a busser. Yay money!

I spent 6 hours today trying to create a website on a virtual server for my dad...all on a linux computer. And before you ask me if I know how to do all that.. the answer at least I didn't before today, hence the 6 hours.

Also I visited the clarinets and the band today. As I walked in the bandroom, smelled the air, saw the chalkboard, and just felt the feeling of summer band I felt a lot of nostalgia (which now that I look at it is really an ugly word).

I saw "Smore Party" on the band calender and I was like, "YES!" ....until I remembered I wasn't in band anymore.

 I can already tell that this years band council is gonna be so awesome! They already are and will do so much better than we did. Them going above and beyond what we were able to do is the highest compliment and thanks they could have given us.

 Some things I need to do more of:
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Hammock Napping
  • Pondering on my favorite hill.
  • Dates!
  • Frisbee
  • Figuring out what classes I'm going to take this fall...
  • Yeah....I should probably figure that out.
  • In fact maybe I'll do that right now.
  • Ahhh heck, it's too late, time for sleep.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Dear future self or not-self: take some time to think.

Sometimes you rush so fast to get where you're going, that you don't actually think about where that might be.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Be The Change

This baby demonstrates a lot of what's hurting our community, our nation, and even the world.

It's not babies or pink fuzzy onesies (one-sies?) I'm talking about.

 It's hatred and anger. 

Now this baby has a good excuse.
He's a baby. But, 

We can do better.

We all have these emotions and passions. Unfortunately it's part of human nature.
But part of human nature is that we ourselves get to define what our nature will be.

We can see it's effects everywhere:

The middle east is always on the cusp of war due to hate and anger passed down for thousands of years.

Our national government can't agree on almost anything so rampant is the anger and mis-characterization. 

And even our local community is filled with anger and hatred and in the words of one culprit "as much disdain as possible." When we let our actions be dominated by these passions we lose our ability to be thoughtful, to be humble, to be open to the perspectives and experiences of others. 

It's this pride of omniscience. This inability to recognize that "hey maybe that guy who I strongly disagree with actually has good intentions, and maybe the same intentions as I do, but he just goes about it a different way."

It's all well and good to talk about the problems in the world. But it means nothing if we lack the ability or the will to change it.

Because the change starts with us. 

You can't cure the world of a disease you still possess. We must remove the beam from our own eye to remove the mote from others.

Let's not be products of our environment, but let's make our environment be products of us.

Be The Change

Saturday, May 19, 2012


So I'm sitting right behind these two (aren't they cute?) as they literally just barely finish the line (of death) for their reception. It's happened to me before, but it's always crazy when one of your siblings gets married and moves out. I forgive this girl for taking away my brother, cause she's pretty awesome. We like to tease and sass each other, but it's all loving sauce and banter. =)

I'm sad I wasn't able to go to senior ball. But it's okay, though I spent yesterday getting ready for the wedding, today I got many of the fun things of senior ball, fancy clothing and settings, boutineer ( or however you spell it) classy food, and more than that, a great day with my family as my brother makes a huge step in his life.

Well it's time for them to dance (cute!!)


Friday, May 4, 2012

Enjoy Them

Sometimes you have one of those days where you finish and just smile thinking, "life is good."
This was one of those days.

Woke up at 8. (A beautiful time to wake up these days)
Went to seminary. (Brother Pearce and an awesome class!)
Came home. (I can probably just learn it from the book)
Ate a delicious eggs and toast breakfast.
Caught up on my Old Testament reading while laying on a hammock in the shade.
Took a 2 hour nap.
Watched NCIS while eating chocolate ice cream with crushed almonds (Mmmmm...)
AP Bio Lab! It was actually pretty easy. We had an hour break where almost all of us played frisbee and then listened to Myrup's proposal story.
Made a delicious peach milkshake and sat outside sipping it and doing Chemistry.
Went to play ultimate frisbee with Joseph Merril because of which I:
    Learned how to do good underhand throws.
    Learned how to hammer throw.
    Played volleyball with a bunch of awesome youth in my stake
    Played ultimate frisbee with said people
    Played fugitive with said people.
    Watched some of an old avengers animated movie with said people.
And now I'm soooo sore....but it's feels good.

And also State Band is tomorrow!!! Wahoo!

So basically moral of the story is my day wasn't awesome from any one thing, just a bunch of small moments. And that's kind of how life is like if you let it. Just let the small things fill you with joy.