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Sunday, December 25, 2011


It is now officially may rejoice.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I give up on the 12 days of just wasn't really that interesting...lets be honest.  So... ya...

Friday, December 23, 2011

As Seen On Facebook pt. 7

With the iPhone comes an increased ability to communicate.  With this increased ability to communicate comes more communication errors.  Thankfully, apple is there to fix our typing errors for us....

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas my life gave to me: 9 presents bought.

So, like my father, I am notorious for doing my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve.  This year, I decided to do it a little early.  So, I bought some gifts for my mom and for my brother.  I hope they'll like their presents.  But, because I was so proud of myself for buying presents early, I bought myself two presents: The Help and Midnight In Paris.  I just absolutely love those movies.  You know its a great day when you buy yourself 2 presents for buy presents for other people before the last second... I like to think that this is a very sound thought process :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 days of Christmas - Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas my life gave to me: eight phone calls during one show.

So, one thing about being home is that my parents receive an obnoxious amount of calls during the day.  And by obnoxious, I mean it is absolutely ridiculous.  i don't even know how they survive.  Its not wonder they're always out, they can't stand the ringing phone.

Now, not all these calls are legit for them: political calls, fisherman's market, wrong numbers, toll frees etc etc etc.

Now, I had decided to sit down and watch an episode of Super Nanny because I love me some Jo Jo.  In this 60 minute program I received 8 phone calls.  It was ridiculous.  I mean, how many of you actually get that many phone calls in a 60 min period just because?  I'm guessing very few of you.  Something NEEDS to happen here!

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas my life gave to me: 7 episodes of ANTM.

So, you know how when you go home for Christmas you're so thrilled to be out of school.  You get to relax, there is no homework, nothing really pressing.  But then, after a few days, you realize you have nothing to do... no homework, nothing really pressing.  That's when the TV gets turned on I get sucked in. I mean, me and my sister have always had a thing for ANTM anyway.  Combine boredom with a marathon...and its over.  I must find something to do with myself!!!  Yay Cycle 15...

Monday, December 19, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas my life gave to me: six people asking why I'm still not married.

Ah...the home ward... nuff said.

12 days of Christmas - Day 5

On the fifth day of Christmas my life gave to me: a 5 hour recording session

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas my life gave to me: four hours of extra sleep.

Christmas break...Hallelujah.  When is the last time I got to sleep in AND take a nap in the same day??  Its been far too long.  I love you, break!

Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

On the third day of Christmas my life gave to me: the three smells I hate the most.

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

On the second day of Christmas life life gave to me: two awful finals.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a stress fracture in my foot.

As Seen On Facebook Pt. 9: O Holy-moly!

O Holy Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs...indeed, one might say it IS my favorite Christmas song.  It has so many great things about it: a huge range, a lyrical melody, an exquisite french text and a great high note at the end.  As I think of this song, many of the great artists come to mind: Pavarotti, Celine, Mariah, Martina, Phelps, Charlotte, or Kiri.  However, there is another version that has come to my attention.  One that dwarfs all the others.  One that has so much feeling, so much emotion, so much many wrong notes.  I hope you enjoy it as I have!

Monday, December 12, 2011

To The Haters: A Lyric-apalooza

This is a lovely little collection of song lyrics dedicated to the haters.  I hope you enjoy it!

Pet Peeve pt. 2 (revision 1)

Well, I should start by saying thanks to everyone who read the first edition of this post.  I had my highest viewing day ever at about 150 independent views.  And while the negative backlash was rather jarring, most everyone loved it.  So, due to popular demand, I am going to re-post it in a very edited and revised edition.  Before you keep reading, please make sure that you have read "Pet Peeve pt. 1."

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Debut

Tonight I got to make my grand conducting debut on the DeJong concert hall stage.  As director of the University Chorale day section I couldn't be prouder of the concert we had tonight, and the efforts that they all put into their concert.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Wow...its down.  Lets all calm down...  It was all in jest and to be sensational.  Just like the other one I posted less than a week ago that NOONE had ANY qualms with.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


This video absolutely broke my heart.  I empathized and sympathized with this kid, Jonah, on so many levels.  Sure, I've been bullied; indeed I think most of us have been to varying degrees.  Some people are more able to repel such negativity, others internalize it and become tormented souls.  For the life of me, I don't understand why it happens.  I don't understand how children so young become filled with so much hate.  It makes me wonder what is going on in the homes of these kids.

Let the Christmas Season Begin

I wanted to start off this Christmas season with a little poem that I find just lovely.  It was written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and is called Wishes and Candles.  It embodies everything that this holy season should be about: caring, family, helping, laughter, smiles, and peace.  The poem was later used by a Stephen Paulus, a wonderful composer.  The BYU Combined Choirs just sang it this year at their Celebration Of Christmas concert.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pet Peeve pt. 1

Fall and winter are two of my favorite seasons. The fall jackets, cold mornings, scarves, Christmas music, winter fashion, snow in the mountains, and well dressed people. Unfortunately there are a couple of new trends out there... well newish trends. I find them to be ugly, hideous, outlandish, unprofessional, sloppy, undignified, unrefined, and absolutely unwearable.

As Seen On Facebook Pt. 8

This is very very awkward... absolutely NEED to practice before the big day. Do what ever you have to do! If you don't, you'll look like this...