Friday, September 29, 2006

Conference Weekend Plans

Every October and April the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holds a church-wide General Conference. This year, the Conference is being held Sep. 30 - Oct. 1.
Unfortunately, I have to work during the Saturday sessions. Luckily, I can listen to the radio broadcast of conference at work. Fortunately, I get to help build a dinosaur. I work at a place called Paleoforms where we prepare, restore, mold, cast, and mount fossils. We've got a dinosaur that's almost ready to be finished and shipped out really soon.
Saturday night, there is a Preisthood Session and I plan on travelling an hour north to watch it with my brother-in-law. My wife and daughter will use the time to visit with my mother-in-law.
We plan on spending the night there and watching the Sunday sessions with them. Should be fun.

By hook or by crook,


Thursday, September 28, 2006

1am Feeding

I guess I also should have mentioned my tendency to procrastinate when I talked about a bad habit that got me into trouble, but half of the Geol 230 class already talked about that. Anyway...
So last night, I started a lab for one of my classes. It's due today and we were supposed to start working on it two weeks ago. I procrastinated pretty badly. My daughter was pretty much cranky all day and my wife had had a hard day too. I'm not sure, but I think those two things are somehow related. Since I was going to be up late anyway, I took Grace. So Faith was able to get some much needed sleep. Eventually Grace fell asleep, which was nice because then I could seriously work on my lab. At about 1 am, Grace woke up ravenous. So I fed her and stuff. It was pretty nice to spend some time with her all alone and quiet like that despite the fact that she wasn't in a very good mood.
I finished my lab at around 3am and fell asleep. Today is gonna be a pretty hard day, but I know I brought it on myself. I fully accept responsibility for my actions and will still do everything today as planned (work and school). Let it be a lesson learned in the failings of procrastination.
I'm sure my fanatic readers all have more impressive stories of times when they were up for 4 days in a row studying for the test that would make or ruin the rest of their lives, but I don't really want to hear about it. Thanks in advance.

Dancing robots,


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Favorite Cereal

My favorite cereal has for a long time been Peanut Butter Crunch.
Since I'm a poor college student, I'm resigned to buying the cheaper equivalents. Peanut Butter Crunch just doesn't exist in an off brand. So I've since discovered Blueberry Muffin Tops. Man, those are good!
My 'a-ha' moment for today was when I learned about special indentation. I like it.

I'm still a little confused, well...not really in this class anymore.

Someday all this will be a road,


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cassete Tapes

I recently found a shoe box filled with my old audiocassette tapes. Since I drive an older car, I've taken the opportunity to listen to them while driving to and from work and school.
I listened to a tape my older sister sent me as I was serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She talked about how it's easy to fall into this "microscopic" view of life. We're only concerned with here and now. We tend to miss the big picture. Why are weI here? What is our purpose? Where are we going?
It really came at an opportune time because I've been worried and a little depressed about big changes that are coming in my near future and what I'm going to do about it. I'm glad I got that reminder to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
We all have a much greater eternal potential, we just have to be convinced of it, and be humble enough to accept the truth.
Thanks for the reminder Melissa.

The bigger I laugh, the harder I cry,


Monday, September 25, 2006

Musical Instrument

I don't really play a musical instrument. I've taken piano lessons a couple of times, but I'm not any good. When I was a kid, I began to learn to play the recorder and guitar in school, but that didn't last either. I've always had the dream of playing a jew's harp, but I've never gone after it. I do like to listen to music and it's kind of a hobby of mine to collect it and organize it and listen to it. Just ask my wife.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was learning about page breaks which are incredibly useful as well as learning about changing the dumb default settings that Microsoft Office Word sets.

I'm a little confused about getting out of columns permanently, but I'll worry about that when I need it.

Where my lasers at?,


Friday, September 22, 2006

Food Storage

The item that I couldn't live without having in my food storage would probably have to be diapers. My newborn daughter sure can go through a lot of those. But that's more practical. If I could chose anything that would make life happier, I'd have to include a large supply of Cheetos. Cheetos are by far the best chip-type snack.

My 'a-ha' moment today was ... I dunno ... ephiphanies aren't coming today. I am excited that it's Friday and the weekend is so close.

I'm confused because my life is so hectic. But I'm happy and life is good.

By the way, this is my baby. Her name is Grace. Isn't she cute?

There's a candy-coated iguana behind curtain number one,


Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I've talked about my website in pretty much every post since I started.

I'm sure my incredibly wide readership would love to see said website. Well here's the link!


Originally my major was Archaeology, but I decided to change that when I realized that opportunities weren't very prolific in that field.

I took Geol 103 (Life of the Past) from Dr. Wade Miller (ret.) and got really excited. Then I found out that he would be teaching Geol 286 (Prehistoric Vertebrates) (no longer offered). Since I've liked dinosaurs ever since I was a little kid, I decided that it'd be fun to take it. I changed my major because I thought that being a Paleontologist would be like a dream.

I've since decided to not go into Paleontology because opportunites aren't prolific in that field either. My focus has sinced changed to Hydrogeology. I think Hydrogeology is incredibly interesting and there will always be a need for sources and storage of clean water.

My 'a-ha' moment came when I realized that I could save the colors I was using and not have to enter the RGB values every single time.

I'm confused because in Frontpage, my webpage looks exactly the way I want it, but when I look at it through Firefox, it looks funny.

I like to oot oot oot ooples and boonoonoos,


Monday, September 18, 2006


If I could have any superpower, I would definitely chose the ability to stop time. I have to expound a little because there are some controls I would wish over it. I would be able to stop everything else, except for me and anyone I chose to join me in timelessness. Also, I wouldn't age when time was stopped, and anything I touched I could move, it wouldn't be stuck.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was realizing that I'm better prepared for this class than I realized.

I'm still a little confused by Frontpage, but then I didn't use it at all today, so I haven't learned anything about it.

Thinking of you,


Friday, September 15, 2006


My favorite pizza is a Hawaiian Pizza with the ham (canadian bacon?) and pineapple. I could eat a whole large one by myself and still have room for salad and desert. Yum.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was when I realized I could organize my pictures into galleries. I'm excited for it.

I'm still confused about using Frontpage. I'm a little discouraged that I'm going to be able to get all of my assignments for this class and my others done on time. But I'll work hard and do my best. Plus, I have a broken link to an image and I can't figure it out.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


The personality trait that gets me into the most trouble is ... I don't think I've ever been in trouble.

Just kidding. I think that I get in trouble mostly because I say things without thinking. I'll say something to my wife and immediately see a hint of annoyance and I'll know, that was the wrong thing to say. I'm getting better, but I'll probably hit that stumbling block till I'm old and gray, right Faith?

My 'a-ha' moment today was realizing that I'm terrible at chosing colors for my website. If you'd like to see it by the way click here. The pictuires of my daughter are great!

I'm still confused at how to chose a good color scheme. I'm terrible at it.

I would have made you brownies, but I don't have any eggs.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Worst Movie Ever.

The worst movie ever is Hercules in New York starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's his first movie. If you want to read about it, click here. Although I have to say, if you watch this late at night when you're tired, with a bunch of friends it can be pretty hilarious.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was when I found out you can actually see my website and that it exists on the "Internet Program" thingy. :->

I'm still a little confused about ... I dunno, I'm still trying to figure out Frontpage. I don't know enough yet to make my site look the way I want.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


My dream vacation spot would be to go to Puerto Rico. I grew up there and my wife has never been. So we would like to visit. A lot of cruise lines have Puerto Rico as their beginning and ending point so I think that would be cool to do.

My 'a-ha' moment for the day was beginning to learn to use Microsoft Frontpage. I'm excited because my wife wants to make a family website so we can post pictures of our newborn daughter, Grace, online for everyone to admire.

The thing I would like to know more about is mapping my U drive to the my Geology account. I think that would be useful.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


My favorite color is orange. In fact, I chose to wear my orange polo shirt to school today.
When I was a little kid and someone asked me what my favorite color was I'd say "orangeangreen". I've since dropped the 'angreen' part.