Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fun & Games

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Good Student

This young man, I am not.
A few weeks back one of my teachers had a great idea. He gave us a do-over on all the assignments we had missed up to that point. He opened a folder on Blackboard (the online classroom here at USU) where we could submit all assignments we had forgot to turn in. He didn't make that folder due for a few weeks after he told us about it. Obviously, I took this announcement as a means to forgo all assignments in that class until the Trash folder was due. The due date happens to be September 29th at 11:30. Which is in three hours. Oh boy.

Ah, The Memories!

No Numa Numa, Street Magic, or Chocolate Rain, but it's still pretty epic.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Utes Game

Last Christmas, my parents awarded a year's worth of good behavior with season tickets to the University of Utah football games for me and my sister. Our seats are pretty high up there, but it's a great view, right? Right?

I've been going to these games every since I was five, which explains why I choose going to these games over the Utah State games here in Logan. Well, that and the fact that the Aggies stink.

Here is my cute little sister that I get to watch all the games with this year. She always happy and one of the most fun people to be around that I know. But I am the most proud that she bleeds red like I do. I still love her even though she sent us out on a wild goose chase, walking around for an hour looking for where she parked her car last night.

Here we are together, as I am looking really large and creepy.

The Utes beat Louisville 30-14.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sorry Jeremy

I know I am doing this way too much lately. I apologize. I am just talking consolation in the fact that, even though there is nothing going on in my life, there is a lot of great music and dancing baby videos coming out. Next up is Girls. As you will notice there are no girls in this band. But they are sure a lot of fun and sound like the next incarnation of the Beach Boys. Yum.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our Generation's Traveling Wilburys

I know I am putting up a ridiculous amount of videos lately, but this is pretty important. There are few things in the music world that are met with as much hype as a "supergroup". Any supergroup is fun to watch because you know after they record some great tracks the eventually end up wanting to kill each other. Historically, they haven't happened too often, but with bands like the Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures, and the epic Tinted Windows being formed recently, we might be entering the age of the supergroup. The latest installment comes in the form of Monsters of Folk, featuring Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward (She & Him, solo), Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes). I must say I am pretty excited for this one and can't wait to listen to their self-titled album, which came out on Tuesday. Here they are performing on Conan a few days ago:

It might not last long, but I will enjoy it while it does.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Babies are Funny

CreepMazing is Back! No. 6!

And now for something you'll really like!!! I started listening to this band today and I am hooked. I don't know if it is meant to be pronounced the x's or the x-x. Either way, these guys are fabulous.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

49ers game

Saturday, September 19, 2009

LIve Blogging from San Francisco

Today was our first full day in San Fran. We started off the day by driving out to the Golden Gate Bridge.

A little foggy, eh?

We walked along the pier and I posed in front of Alcatraz Island. I decided to pose as if I were an Alcatraz inmate that is also a pale-skinned band promoter.

Next we decided to kick things into Wharf speed!

We started watching the famous Bushman scare his unsuspecting victims...
and I decided to join him.

Then we saw the lard-butt sea lions.

Next, we made like T-Pain and got on a boat for a tour around the bay!

We got to cruise underneath the Bridge, but because of the fog, we could barely see it.

We got up close to Alcatraz...

and the city skyline.

Also several sailors! I saw one of these ships tip right over. No lie.

Marcus had to drive and see this stadium here. Apparently the 49ers used to play here, but I have a hard time believing him because it was the size of a small high-school field.

After that we made the most of our night and drove to Lombard Street, Coit Tower, and AT&T Park. Here's the Coit...

Finally we hit up Ghiradelli Square and got some sweets. I used my Vacation Clause in my No-Sugar Lifestyle Rule and had a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Quake Shake. Marcus went with the Gold Rush...

Delicious ice cream makes for a happy Marcus, and a happy Marcus makes for a good vacation for everybody.

Oakland Loves Journey

Yesterday, Marcus and I began our vacation to San Francisco. We stayed the night in Winnemucca and then drove into California. We stopped in Sacramento and ate at this amazing restaurant...

I had this week's special called the Zac Attack which has pretty much everything good you could put on a burger. 1/2 pound of meat, pastrami, swiss cheese, bacon, mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and a secret sauce. The best part about it was that it was cheaper than standard hamburger Marcus got. Sucker.

When we got to the Bay Area, we hit up an A's game. We root, root, rooted for the home team and the won 2-1 over the Indians. There was not a lot of action, but we had fun nonetheless.

After the game, they put on a firework show. They got things going by playing "Lights" by Journey as they shut down the stadium lights. When the song started people went crazy and sang it at the top of their lungs. During the fireworks, instead of the typical patriotic mix, they played the best of karaoke. We heard "Friends in Low Places", "Sweet Caroline" and "Livin' On A Prayer". It didn't change my opinion on fireworks, but it was fun to get a change in set list. Of course to close things out, Oakland pressed the Journey button again and blasted "Don't Stop Believing". Again the crowd went wild. You stay classy, Oakland.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Holy Crap

How did I not hear about this earlier?!? I really want to go to the State Fair now!!! Why do I have to go to dumb California tonight!?! PLEASE PLEASE if anyone goes to the fair, tell me what this was like!!! I must know!!!

Peacing Out 2.0

So I haven't blogged anything in a few days, so I will try to throw out a few today. This afternoon, Marcus and I are starting our drive out to San Francisco to attend the Niners-Seahawks game this Sunday. This will be my fourth trip, third to California, and second to San Fransisco, in the last year. I'm not saying this to brag, but to tell you I am really, really poor. Like naked, hungry, and destitute poor. But, it should be worth it. Marcus and I are splurging for some really nice seats and we've got a hotel really close to Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and all that fun stuff. Should make for some great blogging stay-tuned.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Well, This Doesn't Happen Every Week

Niners win. Even better, they beat the defending NFC champs in their own stadium. I hope the good vibes carry over into next week. I could get used to this again.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Two Psychic Friends

This morning, I rolled out of bed promptly at 10:45. I grumpily staggered around my room for a few minutes before I decided I really didn't feel like putting forth the effort to get ready for my 11:30 class. So, I sat down in my chair, kicked up my feet, and before I could even turn on my TV, I got a text message from my friend, Krista. It said: You better not be skipping today. Kelsha and I have a plan. Krista and Kelsha are two of my friends in the technical writing program at school. First of all, no they were not staring though my window. Secondly, I don't know how they knew I was planning on sluffing school. Last of all, I had no idea what this plan was and if it somehow involved my apartment, my car, or my face being vandalized, I wanted no part of it. So I went to class.

Lucky for me there plan was to go to lunch at Chili's. I was super-fine with that. I took my new camera and told them I would give them a shout-out blog style.

Here they are. Kelsha is on the left, Krista is on the right. You can click on the links and visit their girl blogs. They are the two people who got me to start blogging, so if for any reason you like reading this, you can literally thank them for it. They are both whiz tech writers, which makes me wonder why they keep me around. Academically, I contribute nothing to the group. Actually, it is more like negative. I am a negative academic contributor. Maybe I make them feel smarter.

I would also like to give a shout-out to myself and my great coloring skills. Kelsha and I each colored a chili and donated a dollar to help a children's hospital or something. I would have taken some pictures of the artwork, but I forgot. I was too mesmerized by the food. These are the kind of things I will learn as I blog more. Krista decided not to color a chili because she hates kids. Hates them. OK, I'm just playing. She doesn't hate all kids. Just sick ones.

I would also like to give one last shout-out to the Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. So delicious. To steal a line from Tom Petty, "you wreck me, baby."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


So today I upped the ante in the Blog game by purchasing a brand new camera. I would take a picture of it, but it's a camera so that doesn't work out too great. To get things going I took a few pictures of the bowling outing I took tonight.

Here I am with my bowling shoes. Yeah, that's right. I have bowling shoes.

Here are the girlies I went with; Emily, Kasie, and Katy. Yeah girls! I would like to say my bowling shoes and I totally wasted them. But that would be a lie.

Me holding my lucky bowling ball, the Pink Glory. We make quite the duo.

Unfortunately, the Pink Glory did let me down a time or two. And the girls were kind enough to let me know it.

Emily's ferocious donkey kick.

One thing girls love is posing for cameras.
A lot.

Also, we ran into my "OK" friend, Chester Q. Owens, but didn't get a picture.