I here list my current likes and dislikes.
1 - Major League Baseball. I can't wait for it to start. I think this is the year my Braves return to glory.
2 - The fact that my brother Big Stew went on a date. But don't you dare ask him about it. If he wants you to know how it went, he'll tell you. If not, he won't, so mind your own dad-gum business.
3 - Payson Boys Basketball. My man, the Ry-Masta, led them to a sweet, sweet victory over the Mighty Dons on Friday (actually, I don't know if Ry-Masta had anything to do with it, but he was there so . . .). Next up, the Skyhawks.
4 - The fact that the Payson is going to have a temple. Sweet.
5 - The Olympic Games. I love it. I haven't really gotten into the winter olympics since '92 and oh how I've been missing out. My favorites thus far: Figure skating (those people are amazing), short track skating, S. White, Simon Ahmann, Miller and Vonn, and the U.S. Hockey team.
6 - McDonalds number four value menu without onions.
1 - Trying to grow a beard (I actually gave up this morning since I disliked it so much).
2 - The University of Utah (this should be an accepted fact, but just in case you were wondering . . .).
3 - The fact that some people think that an increase in faith is all that is needed to achieve a desired outcome. For example, "Andrew, if you want to get married all you need is to have more faith and be more righteous." To which I respond, "So I guess slashing your tires since you're so ridiculous probably won't help my cause right." I'm sure Sheri Dew is just thinking, "Man, if I just had more faith I'm sure I'd be married right now."
. . . whoa, sorry for that outburst . . .
4 - The current political situation. And just so you know, I don't really blame the politicians (well, not completely). I blame those crazy talk show people, the special interests groups, the 24 hour news media, and ridiculous citizens who are have no idea what's going on but choose a position based solely on party affiliation.
. . . and that one . . .
5 - The fact that they still haven't put Lay-Z-Boys in the overflow of my church.
6 - Salem Hills High School (it's like my mentor Jake Ford said the other day, "Every time I walk in here I just feel sick inside." Amen).
7. The IRS.
And with that, welcome to a new week.