Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Utes won their games both years, although this year was pretty frustrating.
2009: Utah v. Wyoming 22-10
2010: Utah @ Air Force 28-23
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I purchased this guitar after getting a bonus check in 2002, and got a great deal on it from Guitar Center. I've had my eye on other acoustic guitars since then for purchases FAR into the future, but this one has been great and provided countless memories during the past several years. I also think this guitar is partly responsible for convincing Shara to marry me as well.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Today Shara called me as she was leaving home for her Volleyball game and said that her rear right tire was completely flat. So, I came home, switched her cars, and changed her tire. We knew her car needed brakes and were planning on a set of new tires. Turns out we for sure need at least 2 tires, most likely 4.
And driving home tonight, my left headlight went out.
I've said a few dirty words in my head over the last 3 days.
Grand total of repairs/items needed for both of our cars:
2-4 SUV tires, 2 brake jobs, an IDPM Distribution box, 1 oil change for the Jeep, and a missing headlight. I don't even want to know what the total price on all of this will be. Tomorrow is a fresh start right?
All in all, we ended up being bumped from 5 flights Sunday, and spending a total of 11 hours at LAX, before finally giving up, and realizing our chances of flying standby were better on a 6:15a Monday morning flight (which we made thankfully, being the last 2 to make it on the flight).
This photo was taken in a hallway to the Delta terminal in LAX after we decided to give up for the day and get a hotel room close to the airport for a few hours of sleep before trying it all over again. I think Shara said it best when she said, "I've never been defeated by an airport, until now."
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here is some more info on it (still trying to research the validity, but it seems legitimate):
The Legend: A marker beneath Sleeping Beauty's Castle shows the exact center of Disneyland.
Behind the Legend: The marker really does show the park's center, but it was not always beneath the castle. When Disneyland was first being laid out, a team of surveyors under the guidance of Walt Disney located the park's original center using a gigantic piece of string. The original center is at the middle of the large compass south of the castle. Over the years, as the park was added to, the exact geographical center has moved many times. But it was only after the construction of Mickey's Toontown that Disneyland executives decided the park had expanded enough to warrant a new marker. Using the ultra-high-resolution camera on one of Disney's "communications" satellites, a detailed survey of the park's new borders was made, and the new center calculated -- this time taking into account such technicalities as the non-Euclidian nature of surface geometry when measuring angles on the curved surface of the Earth. In a midnight ceremony shrouded in secrecy, the current marker was placed on the newly calculated spot.
(I took plenty more pictures trust me, but thought this was the best one of the day)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
This is a photo of my Mom demonstrating how tiny newborn diapers are. I was shocked as well!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We are in the process of finishing our basement. It's a long process, longer than I thought, but it's good to have it started. This is a shot of our family room, towards the back where you can see a framed door will be another bedroom. Overall the basement will have 3 bedrooms, 1 family room & 1 bathroom. Lucky for us, the bathroom is already finished. Framing, electrical, and heating & cooling are done. All we have left is sheet rock, paint, finish carpentry and carpet. Still sounds like a lot...
The mess in the middle is a little embarrassing to me (food storage, boxes and boxes of old stuff and empty boxes that we have yet to go through really) but we had to start condensing to make room for the being.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Strangely I have 4 of these controllers that I have somehow collected over the years. In my opinion no other gaming console will ever be as cool as the original NES was. Sure gaming, controllers, and everything overall has become more advanced, and graphics are so much more superior than this little guy ever thought of. But in it's prime, I think the original NES had much more hype and attention than anything else since then.
(I am infatuated right now with super tight close-up shots. I love the blurring effect, and the textures you can see.)
Sunday, October 10, 2010
So, I bring to you another hobby that I hope to be somewhat good at, but mainly just want to copy and mimic some of the incredible photographers I have as friends that have inspired me to want to take photos myself. Please bear with me as I learn how to make my pictures the best they can be, and I would love any advice or tips you budding photographers have learned along the way. Enjoy!