Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A total eclipse of the heart

The competition was fierce, even ruthless. The most talented kids pulled from the BYU student body cam together to compete for a spot in the next round of BYU Idol. I was one of those to compete. I got my backup dancers together and we put on a show.

Check it out:
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Somehow, no one can fully understand it, i didn't win. Only girls were picked to move on, so i think it was a bit sexist or something. No one else even got anyone to laugh. It was the injustice of the young century.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The beginning of Fabulously Fun February

So with the start of a new month that happens to start with the letter "F" we thought it appropriate to use alliteration to title february "fabulously fun." Seeing that we are men of our word, we decided to make february very fun. We were lucky enough to have a kickoff event already planned for us on monday night: the ward talent show. Clark and I dressed in our styling outfits and gave a heart-rending rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart." The crowd went wild, our friend count doubled and we made it to pseudo-celebrity status. I would say a success on so many levels.

Us giving a little pose for some fans after the show.
I've never had to sign so many autographs before in my life.

We decided to follow that up by trying to get some free denny's this morning. We got a group of 6 people together at 5:45 in the morning at cruised down to the local joint, only to find lines wrapping around the building building in the excess of 2 hours waitt. We left and coojed our own breakfast.

Somewhere in there Clark came up with the brilliant idea of going snowmobiling during the afternoon. We loaded up the car and headed up to the mountains for a couple hours of snow-based bliss. There was no one else up there to enjoy the pristine snow and majestic hills.



We even were able to get in some cliff jumping into the deep powder. Unfortunately on one of my jumps i miscalculated the needed distance and ended up bouncing off some rocks. Luckily my friends call me Mr. Resilient for a reason. I survived with only minor scrapes. Watch for yourself. (For best viewing experience, tilt your monitor or your head to the side.)



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Free concert in the park (city)

It recently came to our attention that a certain reggae band called Michael Franti and the spearheads would be giving a free concert up in park city to help kick off "winterfest." We cruised up there to listen to the sweet sounds of tropical music in temperatures in the teens. We were surrounded by hippies who reeked of drugs and alchol. A great setting for any concert experience. There was some seriously gnappy hair. The girl next to me kept trying to dance not with me, but on me. It took all of my elsusiveness to escape without injury.


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Here is Mr. Franti himself getting the crowd going.
All in all a very fun show, and definately a steal with that free price tag. The only bad part really was the parking. (we had to park on top of a mountain and trudge through a snowfield to get to main street where the concert was held.)

Sunday Dinners

We have begun a new tradition here in apartment 30. We are now cooking decent dinners on Sundays, steering away from the usual frozen burritos or a ham and cheese sandwich. The most recent meal was grilled salmon with an orange-ginger glaze. Turned out pretty good, especially for making the whole recipe up ourselves.

P.s. If you look closely you will notice the hello kitty bandage over my eye. That is covering the borderline serious injury i sustained while unstacking chairs before elders quorum.