Sunday, October 24, 2010

Finally! I know when I want to live!

So after much thought, I have officially decided on when I would have loved to have lived!!!

Born 1800, in England or Germany. Hello Queen Victoria yoooo. Hello Beethoven, Paganini, Liszt, and Chopin just to name a few! The renaissance and ancient Greece has already happened so wont miss anything there! And philosophy is all the rage at the time! The Romantic era brought the world some of the finest art, literature, philosophy, and music that in my opinion has never and may never be match again. I wouldn't be in France so I can avoid the whole mess of the revolution. And who knows, maybe I would meet a missionary and get the best of both worlds! Religion and art! Wow sometimes my mind is just blown by how awesome this era was.

Second choice would be ancient Greece :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Whats The!?

There are just some events in history that make me stand back in ah and say to myself "What the!?" So I've been thinking about those things and wanted to share some of those thoughts with you, my beloved blog followers...

John Lennon's Murder: All I can say is why? I mean it breaks my heart that this happened. Sometimes I'll be enjoying me some nice Sargent Pepper or Abbey Road and the thought will strike like a lightning bolt in my mind that one of The Beatles was murdered by an emotional out of wack individual.  It seriously is shocking to me. Here he is doing his thing. Supporting "peace" and what not. Trying to be a better father and make a difference (despite some of our political differences, I still admire him). And then he's shot. Its awful and still makes me sad every time I think of it.

Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Khan: Wow. These guys rock. I know they killed a lot of people and were a bit controlling. But holy smokes.

First of all "What the!?" Alexander the Great died in a drinking contest in his twenties after having conquered most of the known world. Nice one Alex.

Napoleon Bonaparte, hello! The French Revolution left France in such state of chaos. Killing royalty seemed to be the only unifying aspect of their government. Then Napoleon comes in like a stud and takes control! I know he made himself a dictator and definitely had his faults. But it makes me laugh a little that he just goes in there, creates order, and most of the French loved him!

And Genghis Khan! Speaking of order! This guys was organized! I know he killed a lot. But he did more for women's rights than anyone for the entire duration of the dark ages. His respect of women spread around all the lands he conquered. To this day in Mongolia the word "Mother" is never associated with any curse word of any kind, like it often is here in America.

Chopin. When I see Chopin in Heaven I want to thank him personally for the beautiful work he contributed to the world. The poet of the piano changed my opinion of classical music more than anyone. Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach all amaze, impress, and make me cry. But Chopin takes me heart and cradles it in every key. He takes me on an emotional journey more than Mozart ever could (no offence Mozart). Both French and Polish, he was buried in France. But his loved one's knew he would want to be burried in Poland. So they unburied his body, cut out his heart, dangled it on the fish skeleton wiring of his sister's (I believe) skirt, snuck across the border with it, and buried it in Poland. Can you say Romantic!?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Whats Up With That

Hey Friends,

So its been forever since my last post but I just wanted to share some brief thoughts...

I've started a photography blog which I'm very nearly content with. Just a couple more things to fix and I'll be happy haha. Photography has taken off like a rocket. I love it and I'm very busy with it. But I sort of wish I could fast forward through the beginning stages and get on to being a well established photographer. The feelings of self-doubt are really exhausting and I'm doing my best to stop feeling that way and just do what I need to do.
I started work at DSW! I love it a lot. I've been working on the register quite a bit and its wonderful. I feel so blessed to have this job. The people I work with a super nice to me. Its weird how much they swear though. I'm definitely not used to that. And we wear these sweet headsets that make me feel like a werewolf from Twilight cause only we can hear each other. So I'll be talking to a customer and be hearing something else at the same time. Its actually sort of overwhelming sometimes and I have to take it out if I'm talking to someone and they are talking to me at the same time.

New Calling! I got called to be a Ward Missionary! I am STOKED! I love how the Lord really knows what you need to improve on and gives you a calling accordingly. So with this calling I need to find investigators and even get to teach investigaters with the Sister missionaries!

Speaking of Missionaries! I LOVE MISSIONARY LETTERS! I heard from my good friend Matt Doxey in South Africa yesterday after waiting two weeks for a reply! I also heard from Brock Nordstrom in Oklahoma! He drew and colored all over the letter and sent me pictures with expired film of trees...needless to say I loved it.

I recently read a post in Mr. Huston's blog about the worst word in the English language: the N word. If your friends with me, you'll know how much I despise that word. I really appreciated Mr. Huston's accurate explanation for why that word is truly disgusting. I hate how lax the youth of America are with that word. I have friends who use it in joking and it frankly is gross. In High School's across America teenagers use it just without even a second thought. It drives me crazy when people think its OK if black people say that word to each other, because its not. It is still disgusting in every context. If your interested to read his thoughts on the matter, here is his blog:

Well that's all for now. I know that was a random string of thoughts, but that's my life!

PS I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite picture I have ever taken...