Thursday, October 19, 2006


So there was this rabbi who went out as a missionary to teach a tribe of people called the Twids. The rabbi spent his time with them and was fully accepted and loved by them. Yet, the Twids were unresponsive to his message. He toiled with the Twids and taught the Twids, and they wouldn't convert from their Twid traditions.
The rabbi grew discouraged with his lack of success and decided to travel to the other side of the mountain where another tribe called the Frinests lived. The only trail that would take him over was up to the very top of the mountain and back down the other side. As he prepared for his journey over the mountain, the Twids told him of a wizened old man who lived at the top of the mountain. In order to pass him you must ask him a riddle. If he could answer the riddle, he would kick you off the mountain. You had to ask a riddle that he could not answer in order to pass him.
Feeling confident, the rabbi began his journey up the mountain. As he climbed, he thought of a riddle that the old man at the top of the mountain couldn't possibly answer. He picked up three small pebbles and put them in his pocket, the old man could never guess how many he had hidden in there. So he reached the top of the mountain and approached the old man who was cooking his hot dog on a little fire up there. The rabbi approached him and said "Old man, how many pebbles do I have in my pocket?" The old man replied without looking up, "Three." Astonished, the rabbi curled up into a little ball in an attempt to minimize any damage from being kicked off the mountain. And he braced himself for the big kick.
Nothing happened. The rabbi peeked out at the old man who was still cooking his hot dog. The rabbi asked "Aren't you going to kick me off the mountain? You answered my riddle correctly."
The old man replied, "You silly rabbi, kicks are for Twids."

Monday, October 16, 2006


I speak English. As you can see, I can also type it. Somedays, if I'm lucky I'll even be able to read it.

I also speak Spanish. I was actually born and raised in Puerto Rico. As a little kid, I supposedly spoke pretty good Spanish, but I didn't use it nearly as much as I should have in later years. I spoke English at home, church, and school. I finally had the opportunity to relearn it when I became a missionary and was called to speak Spanish and teach people in Florida.

I'm also proficient in Efe.

For good or for awesome,


Saturday, October 14, 2006


I'm gonna have to say that my favorite restaurant is Fuentes B.B.Q. in Rio Piedras, PR. It's been so long since I've been there, but I can still taste the chuletas y arroz con habichuelas; not to mention the tostones. So if you're ever in the area, I strongly recommend this place.

My 'a-ha' moment was ... I honestly can't remember a thing from any of my classes yesterday except for Structure. My entire memory is overshadowed by the ridiculous monster test we had to take. That and Guitar Hero.

The more it rains the less I know,


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

First Love

I must say that my first love was my wife. I had crushes and stuff before, but my first real love was Faith. When we were first dating, I would ask myself if I loved her, or just like her. I wasn't sure, so I decided to conduct a scientific experiment. As we said goodnight to eachother, I would end with a "Love ya." I didn't find out until much later that this caused her coniption fits. On one date, we went to see the movie The Incredibles. During one of the scenes, I realized that I loved her for real, so I leaned over and told her. Maybe it was in the car afterwards, I can't remember. But the rest is history.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was when I finally realized how the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator works. It's a little tricky.

I'm confused at exactly how I'm going to make a graph for my paper. But it'll be done this Saturday, so I'm not worried.

What is the secret of your power?


Monday, October 09, 2006


"When is you the most scar-ed?" - Kirsten Thompson

The time I was the most scared was probably when I was a missionary in Immokalee, FL. My companion, Elder Smith, and I were riding our bikes home late one night, when we rounded the corner and passed a dumpster. Neither of us had lights of our bikes so the racoons feasting in the dumpster didn't hear or see us until it was too late. Elder Smith was infront of me and hit the last racoon with the front wheel of his bike. He flew over the front of his handlebars and smashed his face into the asphalt. I thought he was really messed up and was really worried. But we got him to the nearest hospital (an hour away) and he was fine. It was fun seeing everybody's looks of gaping horror when they saw him as they entered church the following day.

My 'a-ha' moment for today happened when I realized that I know nothing about making good figures. I can interpret most of the bad ones, after a few minutes of intense pondering so I don't see the problem. :-> I am excited to get to know how to use Adobe Illustrator, though.

I'm still confused about Adobe Acrobat Professional. I was late to class today and missed some important stuff. I really didn't understand using bookmarks, but I have to admit, I wasn't paying much attenion for that part.


I don't have any cool scars. I have a little one on my left index finger where I cut myself with an X-ACTO knife when I was cutting a tennis ball open.
Uh...I like the song Scar Tissue by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
But if you do a Google image search for scars, you can see some gross stuff and this guy. Anyway...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Geologic Sample

My favorite Geological sample that I've ever seen is the world! Well, I'll also say the mineral danburkite, I mean, danburite. Though I've never seen it myself, in gem quality it's quite beautiful. Geology is so cool, when I learn more, I get more and more excited when I go outside and see stuff in the real world.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was just learning a few tips and tricks in Excel.

I'm confused about some of the terms we're supposed to learn for the test, but I'll be okay.

Everybody to the limit,


Monday, October 02, 2006

Cartoon Show!

My favorite cartoon show right now is Homestar Runner. It's not on tv, but that's okay. When I was a kid, I really liked Animaniacs and Gargoyles. In high school, I discovered The Tick and The Simpsons.

I've spent large portions of my life watching these cartoons. I strongly recommend them.

My 'a-ha' moment for today was when I realized that I just barely learned on my own most of the cool stuff you can do in Excel.

I'm confused about the test and what kind of stuff is going to be on it.

The system is down,