Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Maybe it's more...

This is me and a friend. Dancing through the streets of Provo. The city in which I live. Tonight.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Two Lovers

I really like the film Two Lovers.  That is all.  I just watched it again and I quite like it and I want the world to know that.  Maybe I think it's kind of funny because it's a little autobiographical.  Whatever.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I live in Provo now, for the time being.  This should simplify some things.  I've been here for days but it feels like years.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lesson #5

We, the richest nation in the world, have failed in our responsibility to our own poor and to the disadvantaged across the world to help them advance their welfare in the most fundamental terms of nutrition, literacy, health and employment.
-Robert Macnamara 2003

and on a lighter note

I think the rule used to be that you knew you had "made it" when you had your own action figure.  I think that having a cheeto portrait has to be at least as good, probably better.

Has anybody seen the life size candy statue of the owner of Osaka in their foyer?  I like eating there.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Old bottles

I can't think of a part in the Old Testament, or even the scriptures which I love more; which is more tender.

  "...Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:  Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."

     Some of Christ's feelings in the New Testament are, obviously, very tender and moving (I'm thinking of his reaction to the death of Lazarus and his friends pain at that death) but for some reason the above passage is particularly striking to me specifically it isn't coming from the Savior.  It's coming from just a normal human being who had figured out what it means to love.  I think she had that higher law stuff down a few centuries early.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

happy pi day

Today is Pi day. 3.14

Friday, March 12, 2010

Good news and Bad news

The good news is that my iPod shuffle is very clean.  The bad news is that is because it got washed, which means it no longer works... ah, but it's clean.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

April Come She Will

I am so glad I can play the guitar, even though I am not that good at it.  But I can play this.  And, let's be honest.  The only reason anybody ever picked up a guitar in the first place was to play it for someone they loved. 

This Too Shall Pass

Does anybody else find this, which OK Go won't let me embed,  incredibly inspiring?  Or maybe the video below?  Wow, I just love our whole species so damn much. 

Also, I saw Crazy Heart with a lady friend of mine.  Not nearly as sad as The Wrestler, I'm glad I saw it. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Crazy Heart

I haven't seen Crazy Heart yet.  I think that is one I will wait to see until it gets sunny and/or warmer.  I dunno, though.  Anybody out there wanna convince me otherwise?  Something tells me it's gonna be heartbreaking, am I wrong?  It seems like The Wrestler but with a guitar and no Pile Drivers.

Wait, also, I used to drive that Suburban.  Who knows, maybe its the same one.  Of course, mine had a big dent in the right side from when I backed it into a pole.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"She made up someone to be. She made up somewhere to be from."

One day I will use this song in a film.  Probably I will star in that film and I will be a private detective. It will be my autobiography.    

A friend gave me an iTunes gift card, which means I can continue to buy all of the amazing songs I hear on KRCL and tag with my iPhone.  That's the best thing my iPhone has done for me... really, it's the only thing it has to offer.

"Don't let a fool kiss you... don't let a kiss fool you."  Who does Tom Waits think he is? Gee whiz.

Sometimes I feel anxious because there is so much good stuff to be seen and so many good people to "connect" with, for lack of a better word, and I am afraid of all that I am missing.  This used to fear used to paralyze me, kind of like those goats on youtube that freeze when you scare them, but I have gotten so much better.  Now, I kind of like the feeling.  When I say anxious, I mean like I feel the same way I would feel if I ran into a bear in the woods.  Does David pee in his pants when he encounters a bear in the woods?

Also, does anybody else like The National?  I noticed of the last 5 songs I have tagged, two have been by them.  I think I like these guys.  Right now I am listening to "Fake Empire,"  there is so much good stuff... too much.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

somethings coming

I would have to say today was pretty fantastic.  I spent several hours with a new-ish friend who feels like an old friend.   We ate fantastic food and watched parts of a few amazing movies and talked about books and art and people and soap and respect... you know, like the respect like the Indians respect stuff.  Like trees.  

I passed my Statistics test with flying colors.  Well, flying enough, anyway, especially considering the sickly circumstances.

I got this amazing Coach bag.


 I got this amazing camera bag.

I considered buying this beautiful desk, but then came to my senses.

I opened up the drawer and saw this little note, which made me kind of sad... but who knows, maybe it turned out alright for them.

Also, I have been receiving mysterious postcards in the mail.  I got this one last week. 

And this one just today



Maybe they aren't as mysterious as all that, but, unsigned postcards with inspirational drawings and messages I think can be accurately described as mysterious no matter what you think.

Unfortunately I did not take the time to change the pictures so that they would be facing the right way, but I got a thing I gotta do in 40 minutes and still need to shower and put on my new suit.

I also ate 3 apples. I love apples, but not green ones.  

All in all, I kinda feel like this and its a good feeling...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I should have taken acid with you. You know what I mean.

   I love March.  It's so hopeful.  Also, its kind of wonderful how doing a few simple things that make you happy really does help make you happy.  It's also wonderful how eliminating a few simple things that make you unhappy really does help make you not unhappy.  I think I was loaded down a little too much at the beginning of this year and then I loaded myself down a little too much at the beginning of this semester, but trimming the fat feels good.

   Also, and you might think I am too old for this, but you'd be wrong, there is nothing as exhilirating as talking with a beautiful and intelligent woman.  I really love March, even if it's raining, or if it decides to snow.

   Even better than march are a lot of good friends and family members who want whats best for me.  I don't know where I'd be without those.

I guess what I am getting at with all of this is just saying thanks.

I guess what I am also trying to say is

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cheer Up Charlie

Sometimes, the cheerless don't need that stupid "Cheer up Charlie"Song from that Willie Wonka movie, sometimes they need this instead.

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L'Ogre on Vimeo.