Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Scott needs...

Okay, so I read my friend Bob's blog and I'm going to use her idea. (Okay, I asked her first.) So you go to and you put your name with the word 'needs' with quotes. Like this: "Scott needs". It can be very uh... interesting. Here are mine:

Why Scott needs Mozilla I actually wonder why I need Mozilla. I'm not even sure what it is. But you can need something you don't know exists... so I guess this follows suit.

Scott needs nude models Uhhh.... don't ask me! What would I even do with them!?

Scott needs to get out more Now that is debatable!

Scott needs to step up now To what? And for what purpose?

Scott needs to back up his regrets with action Wisdom. However, right now I have no regrets. But if I were a fortune cookie, that would be my fortune.

Whatever his issues, Scott needs to get over them Are these googles fortelling something amiss in my future? Only time will tell... and I guess.

Scott needs a partner Agreed!

Scott needs the practice It has been awhile since I've tickled the ivories.

Scott needs more of Mike's guitar Mike! I didn't even know you had a guitar!

Scott needs to access all seven sites I wonder what sites those are? The Seven Sites of the Devil? The Seven Sites of the Ancient World?

Monday, October 24, 2005

Haunted House

Saturday we had the ward haunted house, dance, games, party. I was in charge of the haunted house. It went really well. At first we were really afraid. As we went around the ward to recruit people to be in it, all we got were people telling us that they wouldn’t be coming to the party because they’d be out of town, or that they’d probably get the very end of it and thus they couldn’t volunteer at all. So we were afraid the haunted house wouldn’t be very good, let alone have very many people come at all. So when the party started, there weren’t very many people and we were getting nervous. I knew that no party actually starts on time… they are always an hour late. Even still we were worried. All day before the party we were buying stuff for the house. My family didn’t give me even a fourth of the stuff that I thought I would get. So I had to go buy it myself. I’m sure I spent close to $150 on it. Yeah, I had that money, but I really didn’t want to use it on that. But it had to be done. We could have used 2-3 more people helping us out but we had enough to do very well.

(More to come...)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I'm a Pirate! Arrrrrrrr!

It's true, I am a pirate. I love downloading music! A friend just referred me to a new tool in my quest for new and good music. I started out with Napster. They had quality downloads and were on the forefront of piracy. Eventually they had the crosshairs on their forehead and went down with a fight. Not long after I discovered Kazaa. Their network was extensive. You would often hear stories of how they were eluding authorities. *grin* Eventually I switched to Kazaa Lite, Kazaa's safer little brother. I have been a Kazaa-litist for many years. But only last week I was referred to LimeWire. I have been very impressed. I find the good music quickly and on the first try. There are not as many spoofers on this network. I highly recommend you try it out. I just got "Fallout Boy - Sugar We're Going Down" It's a *great* song!

Now once you start downloading music, you'll need something to play it on. I've recently changed from MusicMatch to jetAudio's player. Kyle will agree, this thing is good. And those you know my tastes in music... I love music with a beat. I also like my music danceable and a little faster. Well jetAudio's player has effects that will allow you to do that easily and seamlessly. Wow. I'm listening to Missy Elliot's "Lose Control" at 110% speed and a flange effect. Incredible.

Now those of you who would like to know more about my stance on pirated music, take the following link to an editorial article I wrote. I'd love your opinions on the matter after you've read the article.

Arrrrrr! That be nice!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


In an 1860 debate between the Darwin-doubting Bishop of Oxley and Darwin protégé Thomas Huxley, the bishop asked Huxley which side of his family was descended from an ape.
Huxley famously replied, "If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling, it would rather be a man, a man of restless and versatile intellect, who ... plunges into scientific questions with which he had no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice."


Monday, October 10, 2005

A taste of Halloween

Here's a little taste of Halloween. The three pictures of just me are from last year. For those of you who don't know, I dress up as a dead prom date every year. Each year it gets better and better. The other picture is my friend Franzis and I. I do a lot better job with my makeup now. LOL

So on the 22nd I will be hosting my ward's haunted house. Along with it we will be having a game room, scary stories, scary movies, a Halloween dance, a costume judging contest, among other things. Now my haunted house is going to be spectacular. I've been doing these things for over a decade with my family. So these haunted houses aren't just little things with people jumping out with masks... No, this is serious stuff. And for those of you curious what this year's haunted house holds... Here's a hint: Bloody Mary and death by pencils (LOTS of pencils). Mwahahahaha. I really do LOVE scaring people and I'm very good at it. As well this month, my roomie Chris and I will be showing lots of scary movies from "Nightmare Before Christmas" to "The Ring". I will be having my annual Halloween reading as well. I really love the month of October.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Freedom of Speech... N/A

So I just read an article in which a woman on a Southwest flight to Portland, OR. She was wearing a t-shirt protesting the Bush family. Airline stewardesses asked her to cover the shirt because it was offensive. The woman did so, but later on in the flight she uncovered it again. The attendants gave her an ultimatum: Remove or cover the shirt or leave the flight. Well, the woman was booted off in Reno. Of course she did so with complaints. Well, the entire time I read this article I was thinking... "Lame, what does a t-shirt matter?" Then I read that the t-shirt was a spoof on the movie The Fockers only it had "but with one crucial vowel changed." That changed my entire perspective. I now believe that Southwest had perfect reason to deny her further passage. Their rules state that they can deny passage to anyone with offensive clothing. It's a case by case judgment. Go Southwest! Way to stand up to the Liberal Pig Woman!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Make Like a Tree...

2 October 05

This weekend was fantastic. I took Thu-Fri off of work. Thursday evening Kristen and I prepared for our camping trip to the Nebo loop. Amy happened to be over right before we were going to leave to buy our food. And I invited her to come, spur of the moment. She said she’d love to, that it was just what she needed. So she went to class and we went and bought our food and headed up. Oddly enough, certain parts of the campsite got cell reception. So we kept Kristen’s cell on top of the car in a certain location so that we’d get Amy’s call and give her directions to our location. For dinner we had barbecue chicken wrapped in foil and we made this incredible reflector oven out a cardboard box and tinfoil. You put coals in there and bake whatever it is you’re making in there for about double the time of a conventional oven. Anyway, we made brownies. And they turned out to be as good as any brownies you might make in your house. We also brought up a small thing of ice cream too. We of course had jamlet and rolls too. We had some great campfire conversation. In the morning we made sausage in tinfoil and had hot chocolate and rolls with jamlet. Mmmm, that was good! Amy had to leave for class soon after that. Kristen and I packed up the camp except for the tents and then went on a hike. We had seen some cub scouts leave their vans and head out somewhere so we decided to explore. We ended up hiking to a place called Red Lake. And let me tell you, this was the perfect time to be up there. The forest floor was blanketed with leaves. Yellow, red, gold leaves were all over. So beautiful. As always, we had wonderful conversations as we walked. We also saw about a dozen cows along the way. We didn’t bring our camelbaks on the actual hike because we didn’t think it would be that long. It wasn’t long but it did get hot during the day. I ended up having my fleece and my sweatshirt wrapped around my waist. I was worried that I’d get a dehydration headache, but it didn’t happen. Kristen and I both said that we wouldn’t mind heading back up there soon. It was an incredible trip. And the cool thing was, it’s only 30 minutes away from here. You don’t have to travel the normal 3.5 hours to get to the camping spot and then drive that all the way back and get home at 2 in the morning tired both physically and sleepy. It was sweet.