Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

RX United update.

We lost our second tournament game to a much better team.
Still, I'm amazed we made it so far...and I scored two of our three goals.
Anyway, school's out for a bit...time to get away from exercise and focus on some more pressing business: catching up on the summer blockbusters that we didn't watch. (i.e. all of them: Pirates, Harry Potter, Ratatouille, and the Bourne Ultimatum. Ugh, we already watched Labeouf!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


This is why I don't act.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Soccer update.

We lost to a South American international team two weeks ago by only ONE point! We were up by the half too! Mala suerte.

Last week we happy few beat the ROTC Marines! With one of our subs out in the first half with a sprained ankle, we played to victory 8-2! I don't think that they were very happy that a middle-aged Syrian, a girl (we're playing in the Men's League), a guy wearing shorts with flowers on them (hey, they were a gift from Tamie), and a lanky, tall guy almost shut them out.

Semper Fi!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Yihah for intramural sports!

We started an indoor soccer team with my class at the pharmacy school and had our first game tonight!

We lost 11-8 but were tied at one point. Sure, we maybe only didn't get totally slaughtered because a Syrian, graciously playing with us, scored 7 of those 8 goals, but, it was fun! I'm way outta shape and my finessing skills haven't improved over the years but I had a BLAST!

Go RX United!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dear-hearts,

Here are some Halloweenish songs for your enjoyment.

Enjoy...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Yes, we live in University Student Housing...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I guess I'm always stuck on something.
You know, obsessed by some sort of movie, video game, frozen dessert...
This time it's a television show, one that was canceled before I ever got a chance to see it.

Fortunately, it's being rerun on web: the sweet, sweet web.

Sunday, September 09, 2007



Well, it's official; I've been given my white coat. I guess that means no dropping out now...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Davis County, Adieu.

Top 10 things I'll miss about living in Centerville.

1.) New Empire China's lunch special ($3.95)
2.) Free rent
3.) Not hearing neighbors
4.) Space (700 sq. ft. here we come)
5.) Park Meadows Ward
6.) Top Hat Video (although, I hear that there's one in SL)
7.) Um...

Top 10 reasons why I'll never live in Davis County again.

1.) I-15
2.) Constant road construction on I-15
3.) The morning commute on I-15
4.) Accidents on Southbound I-15 that only seem to occur in between Parrish LN and 2300 N. during rush hour.
5.) Rock chipped windshields from driving through construction zones on I-15
6.) No fish tacos
7.) No $.50 movie theater night
8.) Insane, myopic, OCD Home Owner's Assoc.
9.) It's very marshy. (i.e. close to the lake. i.e. lots of bugs)
10.) Can't afford to.

Now, I don't want to sound ungrateful, because we've been totally blessed to live in such a great neighborhood at such a great price, but, it's time to move on.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Yatta!

I'm now a pharmacy intern as opposed to just being a plain, old pharmacy technician.
I'm no longer a "fill monkey" in the Wal-Mart khaki and blue.
Now, I'm simply a "fill monkey" who gets to wear a white jacket.
Oh yeah, and I cost more.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It's official. We're moving.
Gone is the spacious, luxurious condo.
Come is the cinder-block splendor of student housing.

Only four more years to go...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I don't know if this is an actual photo or not but...

Thanks, Candice. :)

Monday, June 25, 2007

My 10 year high school reunion is in a coupla days.
I didn't really care for high school; in fact, you might say that I hated it.
So, am I going?
Of course not.
Am I slightly curious.
Of course.

The only way I'd even consider attending is as a fly on the wall...or if I was coming back to town after jumping way off the radar after 10 years of military/hit-man duties.

"It's a growth industry."

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I got a speeding ticket on Memorial Day weekend for going 78 miles per hour.
Now, I don't deny that I was speeding--the posted limit was 65, but this is Utah. Everybody drives AT LEAST 10 miles over and if you don't you are tailgated (sp), honked at, and generally spat upon. And I was really, really, really, only following the flow of traffic. Why he chose to pull me over? (maybe he saw the baby sun shields on both of my back windows) I dunno.

And what's the deal with the highway patrolman acting like he's a nice guy by writing out the citation for only going 5 over? What's the difference if the fine is 92 bucks or 120? It's still coming out of my poor student butt.

Crapola.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Well, well, well...

Summer's on it's way; Judging from recent temperatures, it's already here, at least here in Utah.
Here's what we're up to...

June - Cabin Extravaganza & Candice luncheon
July - Annual Subway trip (We won the lottery--the backcountry one that is)
August - In-law reunion in glorious Idaho

Then it's off to school, school, school, school, ad naseum.

How 'bout you?

Friday, April 27, 2007


I'm obsessed...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Baby update.
click here.
I'm a spaz--it's true.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

That's Why I Say 'Nice Shot'

Well, after three extra years of suffering through extra undergraduate coursework, I've finally reached my goal; I was accepted to the University of Utah's College of Pharmacy yesterday!

Yippee skippee. Now I won't have to resort to plan B's (doing wedding videos) or even C's (joining the Navy) and the nebulous future is finally starting to take form (I'm wearing a white lab coat in it).

You can just call me doctor. Of course, I still have to graduate...

Thursday, March 29, 2007

New baby photos available!

Endulge a proud parent.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lauren Mae
Born: March 18th, 2007
7lbs 19in

See http://www.elchupanibre.blogspot.com for pics!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Here are two random and delightful gleanings from the web...

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Where's the suggestion box?
This computer lab really needs to install Firefox and iTunes on each computer; c'mon people, it's 2007.

In related news, I have my first ever pharmacy school interview today and I look like either a stockbroker from the 80's or a 2008 presidential hopeful with my shellacked hair, light blue oxford, and striped power tie. Maybe it's the fact that I'll be turning 28 soon or that I'll be a father in less than month, but, I'm starting to look old.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that 28 isn't actually old, per se, so I guess I should just say "older" and dispense with the argument over semantics. But, regardless, the sentiment is still there. And, you know, some people just look older than others. I mean, my brother-in-law will be turning 30 this weekend and I swear he looks way younger than me. I dunno...in Japan, one sister commented that I was "fukete iru." (which literally means looking old)... "Gee, thanks a lot," I should've said, but sarcasm tends to get lost on the Japanese. ANYWAY, my point being, I HATE GETTING OLD.

This is serious; I don't think the flame shoes and vintage "tee" can save me this time. All I can do is embrace it and try to not be too geeky of a dad. If only I could grow facial hair! Oh well.
"Sah," wish me luck.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Have any of you seen commercials for this lately?
It's FLUGTAG (German for "flying day?"), a man-made flying machine competition that Red Bull sponsors.




I'm intrigued... If I could get my dad's help...we could make something amazing.


Anybody else game?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

This morning as I drove to school, I noticed that the "check engine" light that had been glaring at me from the dash for the last week was mysteriously was off.

After a good night's sleep, I kinda felt the same way.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Blue Monday.

I guess I'm feeling depressed today. For weeks everybody has been telling me how easy physics is at the community college under this professor, how all one needs to do is print off all of the solutions from the manual and the test practically solves itself. I tried it...didn't see any problems that resembled anything from those problems. I got my second freaking 80% today........my academic plans flushing down the toilet.

My letters of recommendation haven't shown up on the Idaho State University Pharmacy School website yet and the deadline was last Thursday. It's REALLY reassuring to have people recommend you LATE...even when you've given them the forms two months prior.

I'm sure it can be attributed to an over-developed sense of pride but...at one time I used to think that I was smart and different-somehow set apart from "the crowd." I hate these flashes where I realize that I'm the same and even worse than the generic public. Man, am I stuck-up.

Finally, a guy can take only so much open mouth crunching, B.O. stench, and stinking, wet shoe wafting until he begins to think of taking his own life. Scratch that. A guy can only take so much until he begins to think of taking that stinking guy's life. KEEP YOUR ARMS DOWN!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Patrick's in a band, as many of you know. More than once, I've told him that he should play "this song" or "that one," or that he should ditch his current band name for something less juvenile... But, to no avail. And then I realized that I was enacting the plot line for almost every sports/arts movie with an over-involved parent. I was trying to live out my own fantasies by proxy. However, I've come to terms with it and changed. Now, I'm just gonna say, "If I were in a band, I would play this song," and hope that he takes the hint.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fruity...but catchy.
Listen to "Grace Kelly."
Freddie, is that you?

Friday, January 12, 2007

"Hey, do you have a pen or a pencil I could borrow," a hulking figure of student sitting next to me asks.

Without a word, I hand the pen I'm currently using out toward him.

Thinking I'm giving him my one and only writing instrument, he frantically retracts, "No that's okay! I didn't mea..."

"I've got others," I calmly respond.

"Oh cool, thanks," he bellows as he grabs it with a big hand.

Just ten minutes earlier a blonde in the class asked the same question to her neighbor. But what really came out of her mouth was, "In the 2 hours that it takes to apply makeup and get my hair ready, I just didn't have 15 extra seconds to dig a stinking pen out of a kitchen drawer."
After all, it's only community college...

Friday, January 05, 2007

Christmas break was great!
We didn't get an iPod or a Playstation (2 or 3) but...
We did get a lot of baby stuff, 2 digital cameras (we took one back), and a remote control helicopter (crashed and burned).

How 'bout you?