Monday, November 30, 2009

I just can't stop...

So I have a little problem...

The other day I was perusing the local Barnes and Noble and there was the most soothing and happy music playing over the sound system. I had never heard it before, but it sounded a whole lot like Mr. Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service. I thought maybe it was a new album spawned from his genius. Seriously, everything that guy touches is gold (including his fiance).

After a little while a nice lady came over the PA and announced that we were listening to Owl City's new album "Ocean Eyes."

I had heard of these guys (or guy, I should say. It's just one dude) on the interweb, but had never listened to them. I went back to the music section to check it out. It was about $15, so being the cheapskate I am, I went over to FYE and picked it up for $9.99 (No, I didn't download it on limewire, I don't do that anymore.)

Anyway. I can't stop listening to it. It's quickly climbing the charts in my iTunes most played list... If you like happy, slightly cheezy, synth based music with vocals by a guy who sounds a lot like Ben Gibbard, you should check it out.

If you're into Metallica and like to rip the heads off of stuffed animals for fun, well, go listen to it anyway. I might calm you down a bit.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Being a kid again.

So the nerd in me totally geeked out the other day when I randomly came across this:

That's right. It's the Collectors Edition LEGO Millennium Falcon. It's only about $630 on
I'll be honest, I want it. The only problem is, there is no way for me to justify getting something like this. There are a lot of better ways to spend $630. Nobody is going to be impressed with my $630 collectors edition Millennium Falcon. I really just can't pull it off.

I was thinking about how lame it is that I'm not allowed to be into all the stuff I was when I was a kid when I came up with the perfect solution.

I don't have to be a kid to play with kids toys, I just have to have a kid to play with. It's genius. I can "be a good dad" and buy my kid stuff that I secretly just want to play with.

Things like:


So get over here baby mama, and let's do this thing.

Oh, and it had better be a boy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

BYU Ride Board

In the Wilkinson Center at BYU there's a big map of the US with little boxes around the edges that you can place little cards advertising open spots in your car to different parts of the country. You can also place cards saying you're looking for a ride.

I've never used the BYU ride board before, but due to a last-minute decision last night to head home for Thanksgiving I decided to give it a shot.

All the cards for people looking for rides turned out to be a bust. Guess its kinda short notice. The only winner was a girl named Johanna looking for someone to split gas with.

Or so I thought.

Turns out we have a packed car here. Johanna's hubby is behind the wheel and I'm smashed in the back with a couple random losers.

Currently, I'm dodging dozing headbuts from Wilbur here next to me. Why the girl isn't sitting in the middle I have no idea, but if Willy puts his foot on top of mine one more time I'm going to lose it.
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Clinical Time

Yesterday I did my clinical hours for my EMT-b certification at the wonderful American Fork Hospital.

I spent 10 hours in the ER. It was a decent time. After 10 hours in a hospital, I've come to some conclusions.


I actually had a lot of fun, and I could see myself working in a hospital type setting. I didn't get to do a whole lot, but I saw a lot of people being helped. I like that.


I don't know what it is about a girl in scrubs. It's just incredibly attractive to me. Good thing I'm dating a nurse.

By the way... If you do a Google Images search for nurse, don't add a modifier such as "hot" or "sexy"... The pictures are kinda of naughty. Seriously. Don't click those links.


There were a couple cases involving small children. One was having trouble breathing. He was gasping and wheezing between sobs. It broke my heart. It was the only thing that affected me. I saw dying people, doctors doing stitches on big cuts, burns and lots of blood. The kid tripped me out though.

So thanks AF ER for taking good care of me and showing me a good time in your hospital.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hunting the world's most dangerous creature...

I recently found out that I passed my background investigation for the United States Border Patrol. I'm supposed to be getting an EOD (entrance on duty) date within the next 30-60 days. Here's a taste of what I'll be doing for a job.

Shaking hands with various ex-presidents of the US (while on horseback, of course)

Shooting large and expensive weapons. (And free unlimited ammo)

Driving boats and stuff.

Get a 4x4 truck, dunebuggy, or quad and unlimited gas to go drive around.

Snake wrangling (not the most dangerous creature)

I get paid to do this crap. Are you kidding me?