Monday, January 7, 2008

Crazy Dreams

So this morning I was paddling out to the lineup on Utah Lake because there was a solid eight foot wind swell coming in on the east shore. I was hoping to get a few early waves before it got to crowded, but I was too late. There was a pack of surfing chocolate brown labradors taking all the waves and hot-dogging it out there. I didn't stay out long though. There was a crazy southern current pulling me down towards Payson, and I didn't want a long walk back...

So I got out and started walking through some sort of expo that they were having right there on the beach. I walked through a couple of tents with really hot asian girls giving massages, but I didn't stop. That always seemed rather sketchy to me. Then I went through an optometry tent where a lot of people were getting eye exams, and then moving to another tent to get laser eye surgery. I didn't stop there either. My eyes are pretty good.

After that I was going down this little walkway, when I saw this dude that I recognized, but I couldn't remember where I knew him from. I asked him, and he asked me if I was from Carlsbad. I told him I was and he said he knew me from church there. It wasn't until later that I realized that it was in fact Mr. Boston from the first season of VH1's I Love New York.

Dreams are crazy.
-Daniel Wilson
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Thursday, January 3, 2008

You only live once

I'm getting back on my diet again because I would like to finally meet my abs. I've been good friends with my gut for a while, but I think its time to make a new friend.

I'm not very good at the whole eating right thing though. Last night I found a big juicy burger staring me in the face. I was trying to decide what to do about it when the popular phrase "you only live once" came to mind. I immediately began to eat the burger. After a moment, however, I paused to consider the implications of that phrase.

Typically, you say it just before doing something crazy, but that really doesn't make much sense. It would be more sensible to use the phrase to dissuade someone from doing something stupid.

"Hey, don't do that! You only live once, you idiot!"

Maybe if we lived more than once, we could use a similar phrase to inspire courage. I bet when cats are about to do something insane, they say to each other, "Do it you pansy, you live nine times."
-Daniel Wilson
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I forgot to attach the pictures for the post below.
-Daniel Wilson
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The New Year

I'm back in Utah after a wonderful couple of weeks in California, and it is cold here. Really cold. You kind of forget after you've been walking around outside barefoot. I'm not complaining though, I love it here.

I went to mexico with my friend Jeff and went to a really great wax museum in TJ. Highlights included the Mexican Revolutionaries, like Pancho Villa and Miguel Hidalgo. Also present were Jack The Ripper, Micheal Jackson, The King - Elvis Presly, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, and of course ex-president Bill Clinton. Best $1.50 I've spent in a long time.

I had a wonderful New Years Eve in Newport. That's all I'm saying. :)

New Years Day I drove back to Utah, and it was crazy windy. Right where the 15 meets the north end of the 215 it was slightly out of control. The wind was so strong that it blew over 4 semi trucks. Blew them right off the road on to their sides. It was wild.

Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful drive.

This is kind of a boring blog post huh? Sorry about that.

-Daniel Wilson
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