Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I have a job! Sharper Image just called and asked me to come in on the 2nd and bring all my information. Phew! I finally have a job in Salt Lake. I can finally start making money. I am dirt poor right now and I guess it'll take 2 weeks till I get paid, but hey I'll be making money! I've already started making a list of what I buy once I have paid my bills, what I owe, and have disposable income.
  • a cell phone
  • a video card
  • materials to make a bunk bed
  • new clothes
  • clothes for work
  • a 24 Hour Fitness membership
  • World of Warcraft
  • a digial thermostat
  • "V for Vendetta"
  • food, some good stuff
  • Star Trek: Voyager, seasons 5-7
  • Ninjaburger
  • Descent: Journeys into the Dark
  • And I'm sure I'll come up with some others.
  • Renew my perscription and get new contacts
Also, I need to be thinking about when to have our open house and invite all you guys over. I'd like to play games with you. Especially Illuminati and Settlers of Catan! But, for sure we are going to play Murder in the Dark once it's dark. If any of you have ideas, let me know. Oh Kate and Gill, the Descent game in my list... you're gonna love it. I have a friend who has it.

I have a job!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

How dare you...

...insult Turkishness. I just read an article about an author who is bring tried because one of his fictional characters insulted "turkishness". Apparently it is illegal in Turkey to "insult Turkey, 'Turkishness' or the government." That is ridiculous. Not only is it a serious inhibition of free speech rights, but how do you define "Turkishness"? If I said that I thought Turkish Delight was disgusting (which is exactly the contrary) could I be arrested? It is Turkish afterall. This is coming from a country trying very hard to get into the European Union. But both sides of the issue are using the case to support their cause. The author did get acquited. So progressives are saying that Turkey is making progress. Traditionalists are using the proceedings to keep Turkey out of the EU. Personally, unless the government cannot see the absurdity of the law, then I don't think they should join. Truth is, they will have to give up *many* of their Islamic fundamentalist ways if they want to join the EU. You can look at that positively or negatively. Either way, they need to be willing to go all or nothing.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Hello again

Hey all, just checking in again. How are all of you doing? Has school started? I'm doing pretty well. I don't have much to report right now. Our house is cleaner now and things are starting to have some order to it. Aaron and I worked on the back porch today. There were a lot of leaves and branches and even some broken glass, but that's all taken care of now. Our friends still have their stuff in our living room so we aren't really moved in yet. Hopefully tomorrow or the next day they will be able to move into their place. When their stuff goes out, our place will look so bare. But it's a nice place with lots of room. I'll take some pictures when it's clean and post them on here.

It's pretty cool up here though. Aaron and I were driving in Sugarhouse (which is pretty close to us) and found a fun used bookstore. Aaron turned in two boxes of books and so he has $75 credit at the store. He let me use the credit to get two books, one is a sci-fi and the other is 100 spooky short stories. It'll be perfect for our Halloween reading. They're all about a page or two long. Perfect.

Well, I'm going to turn in my first job application today. I miss money. I can't wait for that first check... when I'll get online and go to t-mobile and get a cell phone. *sigh* I miss cell phones too. That way I can actually keep in contact with people (namely my mom... she worries about me because she can't contact me at will. lol) I miss you guys too. I'm trying to figure out how I can go to the Stake Opening Social. Do you guys have details on it yet? When is it, etc? Let me know.

Well, I best get going. But I hope all is well in Happy Valley.