Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
On Wednesday night I walked over to the mall and got in line with 500 or more people to get a computer game. The new expansion for World of Warcraft came out. So I went about an hour or so before midnight and got in line. I was suprised to see so many people there. Once it hit midnight the line went really fast. I got my game went home installed it then watched the opening movie and then went to bed.
Though Friday I went over a friend's house and we played quite a bit.
If you know the provo towne center, I was waiting in linein front of Mario's used games. The line went from Gamestop, down to sears, around the corner. It was quite a site.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tomorrow I will be in Texas. I will be visiting with my grand parents. I will probably also get to see my uncle and his family as they don't live to far away from my grand ma. Not sure what i will be up to there but it will be a nice break. I will try and take pictures and blog while I am there.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Well my old computer was getting close to dying. It was so old that it would be a real pain to upgrade. So I got a Dell XPS system and I am quite happy with it. It has 4gigs of memory 600 gig hard drive and a really nice video card. I am still getting used to vista but I do like it so far. So far this machine has been able to handle anything I try and run on it with flying colors.
Monday, October 06, 2008
I started thinking about this last night after watching a new show on the Sci-Fi channel called Sanctuary. I ended up turning it off. It was not my cup of tea. Anyway I am a big fan of the stargate universe of shows and those soon are coming to an end, which makes me sad. Seems as though there are no space scifi shows to watch anymore these days. Firefly is dead, Star Trek is dead except for movies, Battlestar Galactica will soon be ending. Sure there is a prequel but is it in space? Looks more like a drama than a scifi. The only shows I could think of that are in space somewhat is Doctor Who(but is it really?) and the new Clone wars series. Neither of this are particularly interesting to me.
It seems to me scifi has gone the way of Horror and Scare Tactics(pun intended). And to tell you the truth it really stinks. My only hope is that the new Star Trek movie does well and that something new may come from that.
Is there something I am missing? Have we lost interest in space?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ok so 2 weeks ago my washer broke. So I went shoppiung and found one that I liked at Sears and it was on sale, so great right? I scheduled delivery for thursday the 11th. I bought it on the 6th. They said they had to get it down from Salt Lake. So Thursday comes and they call me and say they didn't get them from the maker. I said whaaaat? Say the least I was a little bummed and called the salesman that sold it to me. He said they got one in stock at that store which upset me even more. So I told him I was coming to get it. So I tried calling people that might have a truck to help move this washer. No Luck. I ended up renting a Handtruck from home Depot and hauled my new washer from Sears to my house on a handtruck. I wish I had pictures. It was funny rolling down the street. Luckliy Sears is only a block or two away.
Saturday I went up to Lehi and saw some friends that had been out of town for a couple of weeks. It was nice to have them back. That night we went up to the Utah State Fair. It was fun walking around looking around at things. Note to self wear shoes next time not flip flops. I got to see a bunch of animals, a freak show and had a funnel cake. Good times.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
That same day I went over to my friend's house and did my laundry and watched the BYU football game. BYU won and they played ok. They have a few things to work on so hopefully they keep improving.
Sunday was busy with Church stuff. Then of course Monday was Labor Day. My roommate and I went up to the Imax and saw the Dark Knight. It was pretty cool seeing it really big. And I enjoyed it again. Then later that day I moved a new desk into my computer room. It is nice and spacious.
So there you have it my exciting weekend.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
So I have decided to cut back on fast food visits. I am trying to get in the mindset of making stuff at home or work to eat. After losing weight doing our Biggest office Loser, I have gained a bunch of it back and I blame myself. I hurt myself playing racquetball and took a break from the gym. Too long of a break. During that break I didn't monitor what I ate. I was out of control. So I so no more and back to the gym with me. I played racquetball last week with a friend. Today I am hitting the Eliptical machine. Remind me I need to charge my iPod. I will most likely let you know of my progress here on the site. Here is to having focus and not giving into temptation.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Intel has announced details of USB 3.0, the next generation of the universal serial bus interface. Read whole article.
I am glad to see some advancement in USB technology. I like to use USB devices and I think it would be great to see them faster. Now I just need to upgrade my 6 year old computer.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
During one of our outings there was an Earthquake, but I was in the water and didn't feel it. I guess it wasn't a big deal but it sure got a lot of press. When I lived in California I have felt a lot of Earthquakes so I guess it doesn't fade me as much.
I took a lot of pictures and hopefully I will put some up soon or link them. Being back I had the opportunity to see some more movies. I have seen Wall-E again, X-files and Space Chimps. Wall-e is good in many ways, I think it has something for everyone. X-files felt like a TV episode nothing special. And Space Chimps was just sad Animation. It did have some funny bits, but it wasn't pretty to look at.
Work has been keeping me busy, working on revamping projects as well as new projects. The revamping is a little challenging, but I keep at it.
For my Birthday my Grandmother got me Adobe Photshop Elements 6. So I have been playing with it. A friend gave me one of those learn it in 24 hours books. So I have been reviewing that. I have used photoshop and photoshop elements but have never been able to afford them. So most of my experience is in Paintshop Pro. So I am trying to learn the Adobe products.
So that is a little update what I have been up to. Time for me to get grinding. Take Care. I will try and get more up soon.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I made this with these instructions below. I got them from a forum I read every once in a while. Give it a try and see what you Debut Album would be. If you do try it send me a copy. If you can't Photoshop it I can help you do that also.
1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
If you want to do this again, you'll hit refresh to generate new quotes, because clicking the quotes link again will just give you the same quotes over and over again.
3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days" http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Put it all together, that's your debut album.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The fourth of July came and went. It was nice to have the Friday off. I went and saw Hancock. I liked this movie also, but I would have to say even though I liked it, it wouldn't be one that I would want to see again. Some movies I enjoy for the one time and I don't get an enjoyment out of a repeat watching. I would have to say that Ironman and Hulk are better than Hancock. Later that night I hung out with some good friends and played some Wii and lit fireworks.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Today is my 35th birthday. Yesterday I was thinking of things I have accomplished and activities I have done in my past. I thought about stuff I did in High School like Track and Field and hanging out with friends. I thought about when I turned 19, That was a packed weekend. Friday the day before my birthday I had my Eagle Scout court of Honor. I received my Eagle Scout there at the last minute. I don't know why I waited till the end to get it but my mother encouraged me to finish so I did. And I feel that was a good accomplishment. The next day was my birthday and the following day was my mission farewell. Tuesday I came to Utah for the first time. At the time my uncle lived here. They picked me up and I stayed the night with them and then the next day they took me to Training Table and I had a yummy burger before entering the MTC. I find this amusing because 2 years ago I took my cousin to the MTC but before that I took him to the Training Table to eat before that.
One of the other things I thought about was all my time going to colleges. I say colleges because I went to 4 of them before I was done. Before my mission I took a class or two at the Community College in San Bernardino, California. After my mission I tried to go to BYU but couldn't get in. I then went to Rick's College. I really liked it there. I did have a time that I got burned out, going all year long with no breaks can do that. But after 18 months I finished their and returned home. I then attended some classes at Cal State San Bernardino. I can't remember why I decided to leave California and move to Utah, but I did and after several years I finished School with my Degree in Multimedia Communication Technology.
These are just a few things I have done in the Last 35 years. It has had its ups and downs but it was all good. I have a great family and some awesome friends. I love all you guys and gals. Here's to the next 35 years! :)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Well I haven't seen this yet but it will be the next movie I want to see. So far this summerish time I have seen:
You Don't Mess With The Zohan. This was my least favorite Adam Sandler movie of all time. It was very crude and just not very funny. If you have seen the trailer those are the best parts. I suggest you save your money and not see this one. This movie has tainted me from seeing anymore Adam Sandler movies in the theatre.
What Happens In Vegas. I liked this movie. It isn't the best movie ever but it was entertaining and funny. Some of the humor was a little over the top but still I found it fun. This one would be a good movie to rent.
Iron Man This movie was very good. It had a great story. It had great acting. As this is Marvel's first movie with full control they did a great job. Robert Downey Jr. did a good job as Tony Stark. I recommend this as a see in theatre. I will be buying this when it comes out on DVD.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. Ok I went into this movie having seen the other 3 and loving them, with great hope for another great one. But it left me disappointed. If you haven't seen it yet I won't try and spoil anything but my major issue with it is that it went from adventure movie to Sci-Fi movie. I like a lot of parts but then a few parts were pretty corny. I would wait to rent or see when it comes on TV.
Kung Fu Panda. This is the best animated movie this year so far. I am expecting Wall-E to be really good. Anyway I am a big Jack Black fan and he did a great job as the voice of the panda. This movie tells a simple but good story. The humor fits the story well. The visuals are great probably Dreamworks best looking animation so far. This movie was fun and from what I hear kids dig it also. I was joking with my roomate but I see a sequel coming. I don't want to though out spoilers so I will leave my sequel story for another time.
The Incredible Hulk. Another hit for Marvel. This one was as good as Iron Man. Story was done well. Acting worked for me. Edward Norton did a good Bruce Banner. The CGI was good unlike the last Hulk movie, which I didn't like much. It was a fun Hulk movie. If you liked Iron Man you will probably like this Hulk.
I still want to see the new Narnia movie. I have heard good stuff about it. I liked the first so I am hopeful it is good. So for now that is all I have to say about movies.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is joining the exer-gaming trend. The Biggest Loser star is developing her own fitness game for Nintendo Wii. Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 will incorporate Wii's Balance Board into a fitness program. Michaels will provide health advice and exercise routines. She has already released a book (Making the Cut) and a workout DVD called 30 Day Shred.
See full article here
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I went to my friend's daughter's piano recital last week. She played 4 songs I think. The recital went very fast but she did a really good job and it was fun to see her do this. A couple of days later I helped them start a garden box in their backyard. It looks nice and they are hopeful that things will grow.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Brain Age 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Worms: Open Warfare 2
High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Cake Mania 2
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I went to Rexburg for Memorial Weekend and played with my neices and nephews. Sunday we played around and took some picutres. I had fun, but was sick so I was a little wore out. We played alot of Wii and DS. We even go outside a little when it wasn't raining. I took the kids to McDonalds for the Happy Meals and playland and they had fun with that.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
I picked this up on Monday and it is a lot of fun. The Wheel attachment that comes with it is pretty cool and fun to drive with. I also enjoy that you can play with friends or random people online. Their is also a tournment that you can join.
My Mario Kart code is 3737-9961-6669. If you add me let me know and I will add you.
Monday, April 28, 2008
So I am trying to learn to golf. I am not very good but I am having fun, most of the time. Some of my bad hits are frustrating but then I just try and remind myself to relax and have fun. I got my own clubs from a Shopko clearance. Normally they were $120 but I got them for $40. So far they have been great clubs. I have now played more golf the past 2 mouths then I have in my whole life. It has been nice to get out side and get a little exercise walking around. I think I will be playing again tomorrow and maybe take some more photos. These two were from a place in South Jordan called Mulligans. Lately I have been golfing at Eastbay, "The Reserve"
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Q: What is Rick Roll, Rick Rolling, Rick Rolled?
A: (courtesy of Yahoo! Answers)
An internet prank or joke. Rick Roll, Rick Roll'd or Rick Rolling is an internet spam trick in which people post a link to a Rick Astley video on Youtube, but say the viewers of the video are being led to another video, usually proof of unconfirmed gaming news or trailers.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I saw this car while in Vegas. My roommate had told me about them some but this was the first I had seen of them. I think it is a nice looking car and takes a step in the right direction for better fuel efficiency and safety. Some FAQ stuff can be found here. FAQ
Friday, March 28, 2008
My father, my buddy Jym, and I went to the Bodies Exhibit at the Tropicana. For those that haven't heard of it here is a little quote from their site.
"These Exhibitions--which feature actual human specimens--allow people of all ages access to sights and knowledge normally reserved only for medical professionals. Take the opportunity to peer inside yourself, to better understand how your elaborate and fascinating body works, and how you can become a more informed participant in your own health care." - www.bodiestheexhibition.com
It was very interesting and I learned a lot. Almost a sensory overload.
We had dinner in the Rain Forest Cafe and saw the Lion Den. We were a little wore out from a lot of walking and stuff, but it was good food.
After dinner we went and saw "Ka", oh my goodness what a fantastic show. This show was very good from performances to costumes and the stage was a character in it self. The stage had moving platforms and they moved in all kinds of different angles letting the performers do all kinds of crazy things. This show was well worth the ticket price.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Saturday morning we went to the Mirage and had some brunch. They had many foods to choose from and they were all tastey. I started off with some breakfast. I had an omelet, pancakes, and pizza. Then moved into lunch with some crab legs, chinese, and prime rib.
We then did some walking. I mean a lot of walking along the strip. One stop we made was to the Coke store. Their we saw all the many coke products as well as try Coke drinks from all the world. Some of those were good and some were not so yummy. I loved the coke icee.
Another stop we made was to the M & M store. Four floors of M & M stuff. We saw a little 3D movie. It was ok. Kids might find it more entertaining. It looked like they tried to be a startours kind of thing.
Monday, March 17, 2008
So this last weekend I went down to Las Vegas with some friends and met my parents down there as well. We stayed in old downtown Vegas. In a hotel called the Plaza. I don't recommend it at all. Unless you are looking for cheap and don't care about your room or service much. To say the least this hotel has been marked off my list. The first night we went and checked out Fremont Street. It has a lot of old time casinos and what not. There were a lot of performers and vendors.
One of the performing acts that I thought was kind of cool was the Thunder dome. It was a dome where guys rode motorcycles around in. It was cool to see them go spinning around in the dome, but the most impressive part was when all 3 of them rode in the dome at the same time. I thought to my self I bet that took a lot of practice and a mistake would hurt.
Along the whole Fremont street the was an LED roof. The was millions of LEDs. They had a show on it every once in a while. That was quite impressive.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Well this is just another sketch I turned into a vector image in flash. It has nothing to do with Monday. Today starts a new week. Hopefully it will be a good one. I hope to get some good exercise in this week. I only lost 1 pound last week and I would like to lose more than that this week. I was sick the previous week but luckily it didn't hurt me to much. Not sure what else I got going this week. My buddy Jared has a birthday this week so we will probably go to lunch for that. I hope you all have a great Monday.