Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ten Things to Know

Do you ever those days when you really just want to swear? Today is one of those days. Alas, my personal habits prohibit it for the time being, but just know it might come spewing forth at any time so consider yourself duly warned

In any case, here are ten things you’d be benefited by knowing:

1. My newest favoritest musical artist is Ed Ames. Today I walked into my house only to find my parental units lounging around rocking out to Mr. Ames. I was hooked in an instant. In fact, I can barely wait for the school year to start so that I can let my students listen and appreciate his goodness.

2. I’m an eternal pessimist. My motto: “Not only is the cup of milk half empty, but the milk’s probably sour as well.”

3. My parents are currently out of commission, which means I’m supposed to run the house around these parts. Just one problem, I don’t cook, I can’t clean, I struggle with laundry, and I have no idea how to iron (actually that’s more than one problem isn’t it). Yeah, we’re in trouble (I should mention however that I do clean bathrooms amazingly well, in fact, I have yet to meet anyone who matches my bathroom cleaning abilities, although this Croatian woman I met on my mission comes fairly close).

4. My two younger brothers (Big Stew and S. Eliason) have more social skills that I can ever hope to obtain. How’s that fair?

5. If I weren’t a Mormonite, I’m pretty sure I would be Amish (did you know their language is very similar to Swiss German? Well it is). Actually, do you think I can be a Mormonite and Amish?

6. Lately I’ve really been struggling with my belief in dinosaurs. I mean come on, do you really think that once upon a time there were giant lizards walking around the earth? And then how did they all die? And where were the humans at the time. I don’t know, I have my doubts.

hold on, my Ed Ames CD just ended, I’d better start it over . . . okay, continuing . . .

7. Although I took exactly 23 dance credits at the B.Y. over my seven year undergraduate career, I’m still quite possibly the worst dancer ever created (if you don’t believe me, I can give you endless amounts of film documentation proving my point).

8. I ran a mile today and nearly collapsed from exhaustion. Boy oh boy am I getting fat or what.

9. I love big loopy earrings. I really do. If I ever get married, my wife is going to get them as presents as least once a year . . . probably more.

10. I don’t know why, but I’m pretty sure the 4th of July is my least favorite national holiday. No idea why, that’s just the way it is (and I’m a history teacher, can you believe that).

And that’s all


alison said...

Thanks for the know. And just so YOU know, I'm a little hurt that I'm not on your blog roll. But don't go add me now, if there's one thing I dislike, it's people adding me on their blog roll because I made a stink about it.

Mark said...

Skin Dawg! Glad to see your writings published, at least sort of. We should get together because after going over your lists, I tend to agree with many of your stances (particularly on the Kobe Bryant one). We can still be friends you know. I am sure my daughter Emma would love an Uncle with whom she could play with and never worry about having a boring time. Who knows, maybe one day she could be Mrs. Skinny Wright. You never know. 801-623-1958 is my number in case you ever wanted to be friends again.

P.S. Remember when I threw up all over Reed James' van? That was a fun night.

Ryan said...

Skinny, I appreciate the link on your blog as "Bandkid". Sometimes I really miss being called that. Anyway, keep up the good work.

The Teej said...

first thing, skinny, dinosaurs were NOT lizards. They're more closely related to birds. Secondly, even as an evolutionary biologist, I too have my doubts about the saurs.
second, what's wrong with your parents.
and third, i much prefer the 24th of July to the 4th. That was the day we regained our independence, for a while at least.

Mike and Jess said...

Ok i feel sad that you a pessimist. I am learning to become more and more optimistic and I really like it! I'm glad that you like loopy earings, wouldn't have taken you as one that would!

Stephen said...

skinny: since dinosaurs are pretty much a proven fact, maybe you should examine some other of your premises, the first of being "I, skinny, am smart." you should also try clicking on the handicap sign by the word verification thing. this will confirm your belief that evil actually exists.

Inahlee said...

I'm in love with Ed Ames's music, and he's such a briliant actor and individual! I'm only 18, but I love the oldies! :D


Skinny said...

a few return comments:

ham: don't be offended. i only put my friends from high school up there (don't know why, just did) and since i didn't know you in high school . . .

mark: brother, the rate i'm going i'm sure i'll still be single when emma comes of age. also, that was one of the funnest nites of my life.

bandkid: you're welcome

tj: wise response as always.

jess: sorry about being a pessimist, it's just so much easier to avoid disappointment when you already expect it.

stephen: i never said i was smart, just smarter than you.

inahlee: it's good to know there is some sanity in the teenage generation. my brother (also 18) has none.

Rachel said...

I like your blog.