Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This last weekend, I needed something to do to prevent my pending insanity. After some deliberation, I hopped into the trusty Audi and headed north to Nauvoo. Definitely a last minute trip. I didn't get there until around 3 P.M. on Saturday, just as the historical sites were about to close. But, the weather was great and I was able to get some great shots of the temple as the sun was setting.

Luckily, all of the historic sites were open on Sunday as well, so I was able to tour most of them. It was a really cool experience. It is interesting to see how people you have heard about your whole life actually lived. These were real people. I highly recommend going there to see it for yourself.

I doctored one of the pictures in Photoshop and made it look like a watercolor painting. I like it.

I have just over four weeks left here. I am excited to be headed home (even though right now I don't really have a home - I moved out of my place before coming here). Life is definitely a journey.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Help me!!!

As some of you may know, I have spent the last two months living in Missouri while accomplishing a training on an Army base. I have become very accustomed to armadillos, trailer parks, backwoods politics, and obesity. Needless to say, it's been a lot of fun.

Probably the most most startling adjustment has been the Army mentality I have encountered. The training I am participating in is in a joint service environment hosted by the Army. I think the only way they know to motivate is to threaten, yell, and require push-ups. Luckily, this negative reinforcement is not directed to me.

Luckily, the end of this experience is in sight. I am headed back to Utah in November. Wha hoo! Soon back to normaldom.

I was able to go to Chicago last weekend to visit a cousin. It was fun. Being in the city made me want to reach for greater things in life. We'll see how that works out after I graduate in the Spring.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 12, 2008


First of all, I want to give a shout out to my first blog friend, Elang from Calcutta. How are things in your corner of the world buddy? Good luck with your quest to determine the purpose of life. If you need any pointers as to which path you should be on, I might have something for you.

As for the rest of my faithful fans, thanks for boring yourself to tears viewing this stuff.

Speaking of friends...I had two encounters today with good, longlasting, true friends - both of which made me smile. I have been pretty lucky in my life. I have made some lasting friendships that I hope I continue to cherish. Thanks for the memories, the laughs (in some cases the tears), and most of all the love.

Here's a question for you. What do you do if you are $2.2 million dollars short?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've jumped on the bandwagon.

So...I guess I have decided to get with the revolution and start bloggin'. Not sure if anyone will ever read this. Don't know why anyone would. But, if you really don't have a life and find yourself savoring the text on this page, I will try to make it interesting.

I have titled my blog "Living The Dream". That is what I would like to think I am doing right now...enjoying singledom, a career, pursuing further education, traveling...what else is there, right? I am sure my family would have a long list of things I am missing. Oh well.

One thing I know for sure is that life is short. Better take advantage of every good thing. There is a lot of good to experience. I'll try and share some here.