Friday, July 13, 2012

Hey followers of my blog. Me and some friends (Wife, Ryan, Jeff, Myke, and Tori) have another blog. We blog about music. It's been up for about a month and we have about 20 posts. Check it out.

It's called Wires & Waves

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Done, Finished, Gone, Goodby, Adios

I'm done student teaching. I'm going to miss the kiddos of Hillcrest High School. Teaching at the school were Ford Erickson once walked the halls was a pleasure. It was a really great experience. I didn't feel like I was ready to be a teacher before I started, now I feel really confident and ready to have my own classroom and teach. I really enjoyed interacting with the kids. There's no greater feeling than people thinking your hilarious. @ThomeWiddison knows what I mean.
Besides being really funny, I really enjoyed teaching. I probably learned more than the students.

We graduate in a few weeks. That's crazy. I never thought I'd finish especially starting almost 6 1/2 years ago. Embarrassing I know, but I didn't know what I wanted to do for almost have of that time. 
I'm really going to miss this place. We're moving to Oklahoma for the summer. We have some good leads for jobs and we feel like this is the right thing to do. I'm going to be a life guard and Xtina is going to work at the concession stand at the pool and maybe help old people work out. Hopefully by the end of the summer I'll have a job somewhere.

Music news:
Listen to the new Andrew Bird album, Break it Yourself. Also, I've been listing to Josh Ritter a lot.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

It would seem that I quit blogging. Maybe I have. I'm sorry for that. Also who am I writing to right now. Weird. Anyway. 2012 has been a big one so far. I'm student teaching. It's going really good, better than I expected. I really thought It would be a painful, unforgiving experience, but I love it. The kids are great, I really like what I'm teaching. I'm learning a ton.
Me and Xtina both graduate in April, then its so long Rexburg. I think we're ready to go. I do like it here, but I've been in school entirely too long and 4 hours from Whole Foods is unacceptable.
On another note this election stuff reminds me every day why I'm a democrat. Thank you Grandpa & Jed.

This has already been a good year for music. New Damien Jurado is off the chain. Also, First Aid Kit's new album blows me away. Check em both out.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Year End Music List

My Favorite Music of the year

1. Bright Eyes- The People’s Key
2. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
3. Bon Iver- S/T
4. Iron and Wine- Kiss Each Other Clean
5. The Head and The Heart- S/T
6. Paul McCartney- McCartney (reissue)
7. Feist- Metals
8. Wilco- The Whole Love
9. Girls- Father, Son, Holy Ghost
10. Ryan Adams- Ashes and Fire
11. The Elected- Bury Me in Rings
12. Death Cab for Cutie- Codes and Keys
13. Manchester Orchestra- Simple Math
14. Blind Pilot- We are the Tide
15. The Decemberists- The King is Dead

Honorable Mention
1. Deer Tick- Divine Providence
2. Middle Brother- S/T
3. Yuck- S/T
4. Explosions in the Sky- take care, take care, take care
5. Gary Clark Jr. – Bar Lights EP
6. City and Color- Little Hell

Favorite Discoveries
1. Caitlin Rose- Own Side(this one came out in 2010 or it would have been on my top albums)
2. Ray LaMontagne (I’ve never listened to him until this year. great stuff)
3. The song Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells (also came out last year. I hate the rest of the album)
4. Peasant- Shady Retreat ( another one that came out last year)

Favorite Songs (in no particular order)
1. Video Games- Lana Del Ray
2. The Mountain Goats- Damn These Vampires
3. Shook Down- Yuck
4. Chair- Big Deal
5. Honey Come Home- The Head and The Heart
6. Jejune Stars & Ladder Song- Bright Eyes
7. Montezuma & Helplessness Blues- Fleet Foxes
8. Glad Man Singing- Iron and Wine
9. Dearest- Black Keys (Buddy Holly cover)
10. Countdown- Beyonce (possibly my favorite song of the year)
11. Blue Eyes- Middle Brother
12. I Might- Wilco
13. Vomit & Alex- Girls
14. Lucky Now- Ryan Adams
15. Codex- Radio Head
16. We Found Each other in the Dark- City and Color
17. The Circle Married the Line- Feist
18. The Strokes- Undercover Darkness
19. Calgary- Bon Iver
20. Main Street- Deer Tick

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I wish I could talk to my grandpa about Tim Tebow and how well the Broncos are doing right now. I miss him.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I've found a way to increase my life by at least 10 more years. Right now on average I have at least two Dr. Peppers a day. If your counting calories that's 500 a day. That's a quarter of my government approved daily intake. Throw in a Snickers bar and BAM! That's right around 800 calories.
Sorry for rambling.
I have found a solution to my over indulgence. Drum role please. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Pepper 10.
It taste like Dr. Pepper, it kinda looks like Dr. Pepper, but it only has 10 calories per serving (20 calories if you buy a 20oz.).
It has a slight diet after taste, but its really not too bad. Since yesterday I've had three and I haven't really wanted a regular Dr. Pepper.

I'm not opposed to women drinking it. I think the add stupid.

"I will fight no more forever"

"I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are all killed. Looking Glass is dead....The old men are all dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no food. No one knows where they are....I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."
-Chief Joseph

"The Indians throughout displayed a courage and skill that elicited universal praise. They abstained from scalping; let captive women go free; did not commit indiscriminate murder of peaceful families, which is usual, and fought with almost scientific skill....Nevertheless, they would not settle down on lands set apart for them...and when commanded by proper authority, they began resistance by murdering persons in no manner connected with their alleged grievances....They should never again be allowed to return to Oregon."
-William Tecumseh Sherman

Then, Joseph and his people were loaded onto the train. They were not going home, they were now told, but far away, into exile in the northeastern corner of Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma -- nearly 2,000 miles from their beloved Wallowa Valley. Once there, they found conditions unsanitary, medicine scarce. Sixty-eight of them perished in the first year alone. Soon, they had a cemetery set aside solely for babies, with 100 graves.