Thursday, June 30, 2005

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banff update - got to denver okay...but gay flight to calgary is delayed 2 hours...sitting here bored out of our minds...oh well, we'll be there soon enough...

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Waiting at denver airport - stupid flight delayed...

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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Bocce at byu

This has been bugging me. Maybe I'm alone in this opinion, but these stupid "Support Our Troops" magnets are driving me know, these:

I think the position of "supporting the troops" is all good and fine. But when you buy one of these bad boys and slap it on the back of your car what are you supporting really? You're supporting the shameless magnet creator who is cashing in on a national sentiment caused by tragic American deaths. Lame. I know, I know, I've seen the "All proceeds of sales go to sending packages to our Troops"...but c'mon. I'll bet most of these things are created in China.

Besides, who DOESN'T support the troops? You might as well slap one on that says "Child Abuse is Bad" or "Crap Tastes Yucky" while you're at it.

Lately I've been seeing cars with TWO magnets on the back. To these people I're DOUBLY stupid. :)

Monday, June 27, 2005

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Weiners @ Carol-Lyn's

A couple quick Yellowstone thoughts while they're on my mind. First, after researching the web for the "must see" attractions, the constant #1 attraction was Old Faithful. Well I'm here to tell you that Old Anticlimax is overrated, overhyped, overcrowded, and over(insert word-of-choice here). I'm not saying you shouldn't go see it, just pluck it from your #1 must-see spot please.

To spice up our OF visit, Mikey had this brilliant idea...which was more difficult to execute than you might imagine, but turned out reasonably well, I thought:

I guess you could say lunch at the Old Faithful cafeteria did not sit well with him. :)

One other thing. If not to see Old Faithful, it is painfully apparent that people come to Yellowstone in hopes of glimpsing some sort of wildlife...but only if they can do it from the side of the road. One car stops, someone gets out with their binoculars or spotting scope, and within seconds 20 more cars stop and mass hysteria ensues. Whether or not there is actually wildlife to see is immaterial. "What is it? A bear???" "I don't know, but it's brown, and it's WAY out there." "Sweet, let me borrow your binocs!"

The best is when you're driving along and see a bunch of cars checking out a herd of Bison (or is it Buffalo?) which are like 2 miles away...only to turn the corner and see 2 or 3 like five feet off the road. Haha. In other words, it's easy to tell who has JUST arrived at the park.

Yellowstone was awesome though. #1 for me: Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Both the hike to the brink of the falls, and the Uncle Tom's Trail down the crazy stairs built right on the side of the cliff. #2: The Grand Prismatic Spring. The way the steam rose in different colors, how vivid it was...surreal. Yellowstone is good times!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Just got home from Yellowstone. Man, what a trip! I'd write more here, but I gotta get pics up, not to mention the new POTW. Look for them hopefully tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

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At Red Robin waiting for food...Dave's birthday.

So apparently the AFI (American Film Institute - never heard of them before now) has come up with what they consider the top 100 movies lines of all time. I quickly skimmed the list and I recognize probably a little over half of them. Not unexpectedly, the top 20 or so was dominated by movies that came out before your grandparents were born. Never underestimate the power of nostalgia. Frankly, I don't give a damn about most of them. ;)

There were, however, some key snubs which I would like to give their due credit here on my nuevito blog and its vast readership.

"PC Load Letter? What the &!%$ does THAT mean?" - Office Space

"Hudson! This little girl survived longer than that with NO weapons and NO training." "Why don't we put HER in charge?" - Aliens

"I'm sorry I blew up your mom, Ricky" - Better Off Dead

Those were 3 that came to mind. Feel free to add any that you think got snubbed. Here's a link to the top 100 list:

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Pistons win! Pistons win!

Man what a choke job by Duncan. Can we please stop calling him the best player in the NBA now? Who did they give the ball to in crunch time? Ginoblili. Who also pulled a nice choke job I might add. Is it just me or does Ginobili resemble a rag doll when he plays? All floppin' around and getting knocked over and stuff. And it looks like a bald spot forming under that mop of a hair do. Go Pistons!

Dahh, gonna miss game 7. Gonna be on our way to Yellowstone. Looks like I'll be firing up the ol' TIVO...
So I finally took the blog plunge. I've known about these things forever but never really saw the point. So why am I creating one now? I don't know. One cool thing though...I can take pictures with my phone and they instantly get put on this blog. That's pretty sweet!

I'm guessing this will die off soon and I'll remove the link and pretend like I never created it in the first place, but you never know! Time will tell...

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HR woman extraordinare

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Do the diet Dew!