Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Life's not fair

Sometimes I just don’t get how life can be so unfair. I just don’t understand it. For example:

- How can it be fair that I got to live with my dad for 27 years, but my brother only got to live with him for 11?

- How can it be fair that I have an amazing family and an amazing wife when some people don’t have either those?

- How can it be fair that I have the best job in the world when some people just wish they had any job?

- How can it be fair that I get to travel to Europe every year when some people are lucky just to have enough money to eat?

- How can it be fair that I'm relatively healthy when some people are so sick?

- How can it be fair that I was born with the Book of Mormon in my home and some people will never even hear of it in their lifetime?

I just don’t understand.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Well hello there. Today me and the Mrs. watched a little basketball (yes, I realize it’s the Sabbath, but I was still in my church clothes so it should be alright, shouldn’t it). Anyway, as we were watching (and occasionally flipping to ESPN to watch baseball), I had the following thoughts:

I really don’t like the LeBron, but at the same time, I really don’t like Carlos Boozer either. Basically I have no idea which team I should cheer for in the Miami vs. Chicago series (plus, as the Mrs. noted, both LeBron and Carlos aren’t good-looking at all).

I’m really glad that the Lakers lost to the Mavs, but you know, compared to the Heat, Kobe really isn’t that unbearable. From here on out I choose Kobe over LeBron every time. And Kevin Durrant over both of them.

Has there ever been a more depressing Final Four in NBA basketball? I don’t think so. Who am I supposed to cheer for?

If I were to choose my top ten favorite teams in the NBA, none of those four teams would even be close.

I really hate the Yankees.

I think one of the happiest moments in recent memory was hearing that Spanish Fork tied Salem in soccer. I can’t even describe the elation.

Is it bad that other people’s failures in the wide world of sports make me feel so good? (my own answer: probably not).

My favorite players left in the NBA playoffs

Mr. Kevin Durrant

Mr. Dirk Nowitzki

Mr. D-Wade

And that’s all, I don’t even semi- like anybody else that’s left. Except for maybe Mr. Derrick Rose.

My 2B class is the most anti-sports class I have ever had. Honestly, I could ask them what team Kobe Bryant played for and more than half wouldn’t even have a clue. I just wonder how people like that even survive.

I was watching the movie Fiddler on the Roof the other day and I would just like to say that it is amazing. Honestly, that and the Wizard of Oz have to be in a tie for second right behind My Fair Lady for favorite musicals all-time.

Speaking of favorites. Miracle is quickly moving up my favorite all-time sports movies. Right now the list is as follows:

Chariots of Fire



The Natural

Remember the Titans

And that’s about it for today. Good Sabbath to you.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Good Sabbath

Dear People,

I think y’all should know the following:

I live in Goshen, Utah.

I do not like the Lakers. If they win the NBA championship this year, I’m never watching NBA basketball again. Ever.

My glasses are broken. They’re always broken. I’m now wearing my mother’s glasses.

I watched the Spurs pull out a miracle win (literally) this week only to lose the series two days later. I hate sports.

My wife is amazing. Just ask any of my missionary companions and they’ll tell you how unbearable it is to spend any amount of time with me on a consistent basis. And yet six months later she’s still here.

As opposed to many, I’m actually quite enjoying the current weather patterns. The snow and rain keep the allergies away and for that I am grateful.

Surprisingly, I still have hair.

Payson High School’s Prom is this week. 12 years later and I still don’t understand why anyone would go.

Could you please explain to me why anyone would ever live in Eureka (and don’t even think about making comments about the Goshe, I can tell you 523 good reasons right now).

You know what I think about the government. I think people should stop complaining. How is it that we constantly complain about the people WE chose? I don’t get it.

I watched Jurassic Park for the first time ever last week. Really? This is what everybody was obsessed about when I was in middle school? Unbelievably average. How in heaven’s name was that movie so popular?

I’m still a little bit confused as to why the royal wedding was so popular in America. No seriously, why? I lived in England, I study history, and I still don’t understand.

Ever since Jerry Sloan left, I am absolutely apathetic regarding the Jazz. Who cares what the Jazz do? Jerry’s not there.

I’m supposed to be doing something productive right now.

Do you know what’s in style at Payson High School these days amongst some of the athletes? The mullet (and I have no idea how to spell it, so I apologize if I’m wrong). Can you believe that? I can’t.

The real question is though, how many people do you think would good inactive if the Church came out tomorrow with the following: “Just kidding, the temple isn’t going to be built in Payson anymore, it’s going to be built in Salem.”

That’s all.