Thursday, June 26, 2008

Today I turn 35!

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

Summer movies I have seen so far.

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

New stuff

Well here I am sporting my new glasses and haircut. Don't I look dapper?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Jillian Michaels has a Wii fitness game in the works

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

Tired and weathered

So this week I have been a little tired. I think the weather has factored into that a little bit. Allergies and the what not. I haven't done my exercising this week and I have missed it. I am starting to feel better and I am determined to get back on the horse and get back to some good working out. I recently purchased Wii-Fit. I have enjoyed it and I am planning to try a daily work out routine with it. I am thinking I will blog about all my experiences on the wii-fit to kind of document weather it really does help and in what ways. I will post more about that. I am going to start a daily routine with it on Saturday. I am planning on using wii-fit along with going to the gym so a combined workout of an hour 30 minutes on each. So we shall see how that goes.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Piano Recital

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

DS demos

Something new, on the Wii if connected to the Internet you can get the Nintendo channel setup. On it you can get DS demos that are playable. It transmits from your wii to your DS through Blue tooth. These are the current games that are available for download. I will be trying some more of them soon. So far I have tried the crosswords, it was ok if your into that. The game play was fine just not into crosswords I guess.

Brain Age 2
Brain Age
Flash Focus
Crosswords DS
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