Monday, September 24, 2007

A Day at the Game

Took the fam to the BYU vs Air Force Academy game yesterday.
It was a lot of fun even though it started pouring down rain at the start of the 4th quarter. We stayed long enough to see all the scoring in the game and then bolted before we got soaked.
It was a great game, BYU beat AFA 31 to 6.

check out this little video for a snippet of our day at the game.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

The wife came through BIG time and got me an iPhone for my Birthday! It took me 18 years but I finally got her to realize that electronics as gifts are a GOOD THING!!!
Thanks Buddy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


For those who want a little 'off color' 'nerd' laugh, check out
THIS web site.
Just click the 'Make Bullsh!t' button and see the randomly generated phrase. It is simply amazing how many of these randomly generated phrases I have actually heard used in a real business setting. Now I know all my former bosses secrets! They were just using this random bullsh!t generator!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Down in Flames

Here's one more piece of evidence that Microsoft is going down in flames.
The Nintendo Wii, next gen console, has been on the market for less than a year and has just overtaken the Xbox 360 in market share. The Xbox 360 had a years head start.

Haka to you!!!

Here is an interesting controversy. File this under people who have too much time on their hands worrying about things they shouldn't oughta worry about.

The BYU football team has a tradition they perform before every football game either home or away. It is a traditional New Zealand Maori 'Haka' dance. It involves dance moves and slapping onceself on the chest, opening ones eyes wide and chanting in Maori. It is not aimed at the opponents and is not a 'war dance'. It is used to psych up the players and get them ready for the game.
Some are now calling for it to stop. The Western Athletic Conference bans such rituals before games and even penalized the Hawaii team last week for doing a haka. Now, some in BYU's conference, The Mountain West Conference, are starting to 'wonder' if this practice is ok. You can read more about it in THIS article.
I think it is 'much ado about nothing'. I've seen the haka in person at a BYU game. I think it is just a matter of opponents being 'jealous' that their own team doesn't have a cool Maori dance to psych themselves up for a game so they complain.
I hate whiners and complainers. Have I ever mentioned that before ;)

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Labor Day/Pioneer Day 07

We went on a road trip this year for Labor Day. Wow, what a road trip. We finally decided to go to a place called, Martin's Cove. It is a historical site in Wyoming that preserves the site where a Mormon Pioneer handcart company got stuck in a blizzard in 1856. The reason this particular site is so special to me and my family is that I had ancestors in that handcart company. Actually there were two companies that got stuck on the Wyoming prarie at that same time. The Martin and Willie companies. I have ancestors in both companies.
We left on Sunday afternoon and drove 5 hours to Rawlins Wyoming. Yes, it felt like being in a different country. This place is in the 'middle' of the 'middle of nowhere'. Finding a place to eat in Rawlins Sunday evening was fun and we ended up at a place called, Penny's Diner. We enjoyed our chicken fried steak.
Monday morning we got up and drove the rest of the way to Martin's Cove. It was another hour to the site. I have created a page with all the pics HERE . More of the story is written along with the pics.
Monday evening we drove home, ate at Popeyes fried chicken in Rock Springs Wyo, and found out that Wyoming is the least populated state in the entire United States. Yah, just take a drive through the back roads of Wyoming and you'll see first hand. I just thank God we weren't driving through the state in the middle of the winter like my ancestors did 151 years ago.