Friday, October 31, 2008

Funny Office Halloween Video

Ok, I lied, I came across this funny Office Halloween Video that I thought I would share, please enjoy:



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Yay For New Phones, Workouts, & Food Plans!!!

Yes I know today is Halloween, and no I'm not going to dedicate a blog to it. I guess you could call me the Scrooge of Halloween, I just feel its a complete waste. I hate the costumes and I hate all the lame parties. It also seems its an excuse for every girl out there to dress like a total hooker. I don't know what it is about this day but all the evil ambitions a girl has comes out.

So any way, the title of this blog says it all. Its been a busy week with having to reload Windows on my computer to having my Xbox die last night. Work finally got me my new phone, its a Blackberry 8830 World Edition, which required a switch from T-Mobile to Verizon. Porting a phone number between carriers is a headache, plus throw in a parent company doing all the paper, ehhh, what a mess. But finally after a few days, my phone started working again. The one joy about Verizon is the whole family is on the "network" so calls and texts between us are all free!!

I've decide to kick myself in gear. Since there is so much free time at work now, I'm going to start hitting the gym during my lunch break. I'm finding it ever more difficult to find time/desire for the gym after work either because of so many activities or just being too tired. So might as well take advantage of an hour while my body is still fresh and awake. Plus a few others here at work go, so might as well huh?

My friend Matt has been wanting to get me on a food plan for months now and I now decided to take him up on it. His one caviate was that I must commit to the plan for 6 months. I started thinking and I believe I stuck to my pre-cruise food plan for 4-5 months, so I know I can pull this off. We haven't worked out all the details yet, so I'm taking this weekend to endulge myself on all the finer dining options while they are still available. You forget how good pizza taste after 6 months!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend Fun!!

Sorry for the delaying in returning to the Blog. I had hoped to place some initial thoughts after the BYU game on Saturday, but my computer decided to stop working (serves me right), so I wasn't able to give the blog an update. Sure you may say that my laptop runs fine, but I think laziness played a part here.

So the BYU game was a success in that we won the game, but cougar fans are shaking in their boots after a lackluster performance from the BYU defense. The final score of the game was 42-35.. Both teams gave it their all, but luckily for the home town cougars, they prevailed. I was happy both my sister and brother in law could attend the game with me. They haven't been to a game in years, so it was a chance for them to see how things have changed since then. Here are a couple pictures:



What you can't see from the pictures is the wicked tan line I got on the left hand side of my face. I literally look like the Batman character Two Face. What really extenuates things are the sun glass lines, just horrible!! The price you pay for a ticket in the east stands!

To top things off, I had a ward talent show Saturday evening were I was performing a "talent", so standing in front of a large crowd with a beat red face and raccoon eyes was pleasant. Actually, things turned out quite well and some said I was the star of the show. With all the talented people in our ward who each I felt had far superior talent than I do, I was a little taken back mine was the raving success. What played in my favor was the uniqueness of my talent. While the majority of talents given were musical in nature, mine involved catching candy with my mouth from large distances. I had Scott tossing the food items (grapes, M&M's, chocolate chips, and Dots), and after each item he would gradually take a step backwards. It all culminated with a 50 foot toss across the group which I surprisingly caught. I think I was equally as shocked as the crowd was!! All in all, I was totally glad that I got up there and showed off my talent. They even mentioned it in Sacrament meeting on Sunday!

Speaking of Sacrament meeting, yesterday the Bishop got up and challenged/invited the whole ward to read the Book Of Mormon from start to finish by December 24th. I've been wanting to get myself back into reading again and I felt this was the perfected opportunity to jump back in with both feet. He outlined a reading schedule which basically encompasses 5 chapters a night. His estimation was roughly an hour a night of reading, which might be a little presumptuous, but I'm more than willing to give it a shot!

Well I believe that's all I have to blog about for today, I'm off to go buy a legit version of Windows so I can get my computer back up and running!

Until next time...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rock Band Fun


Last night played Rock Band for a few hours and I thought I'd blog about it. If you have not played this game yet, what is taking you so long????

For those who have either lived under a rock for the last year or aren't from this planet, Rock Band incorporates two guitars, a drum set, and a microphone to create a "Band". As a group you play any number of popular (or not so popular) songs in an effort to earn points or unlock additional songs. Each player has to play their instrument to match corresponding color blocks on the screen that match the beat of the music. Your difficulty level determines how frequently the blocks come down the screen or, as an added twist, different color combinations are used. Here is a picture of what I'm talking about:


Its a great opportunity to have friends over and collectively live childhood dreams of being rock stars. I can sometimes get a little carried away with the drums I'll admit, but its all in good fun.

In between rock out sessions, I was able to catch this weeks episode of The Office. I would call this episode a foul tip, as there was some funny parts, but over all I don't feel it was a great episode. I really don't get why they are throwing in a subtle drama between Pam and Jim, making it appear like they'll break up because Pam is living in New York. I also didn't like them bringing Roy back into this episode. Sure he was all nice and stuff, but come on, lets leave him out of the show. Speaking of leaving out of the show, Ryan should find a spot on the bench. Just because he's a writer for the show doesn't me he should be allowed to write himself back into the show. I do find Michael's man crush on him some what amusing, but its getting a little over played. I will admit, however, I found it funny when Ryan ducked for cover with the CFO walked in the door.

Did anyone catch the SNL Thursday Update after The Office? I love seeing Will Farrell, so seeing him play George Bush caught my attention. Tina Fey looks just like Sarah Palin, so cool!! The Ryan Sandberg clip was also quite amusing. If you didn't get a chance to watch, here is a link to Hulu... LINK

I believe that will conclude my blogging adventures for the week. I hope to post tomorrow after the BYU game!

Funny Video

So I'm really enjoying the video capabilities of Blogger, seriously, they must really use a lot of bandwidth with video and picture hosting. I came across this gem of a video today and wanted to post for my faithful followers (You know who you are!). Please enjoy...


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

BYU Intro Video

I apologize to those who might not like all my BYU posts, but its a big part of my life. I wanted to post a video I came across in the summer that I loved so much. It honestly still gives me the chills. Its the video they play at the stadium right before the team runs out on to the field. Enjoy!

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BYU Fast Is Over!!


I wanted to public announce the completion of my BYU Fast. I have Dan Hoen to thank for the early exit from the fast. He knew my weakness and exploited it.

So today has been spent adding additional content to my blog and creating RSS feed's to all the BYU Blogs in my Google Reader. If anyone uses iGoogle, I highly recommend the Google Reader for your blogging pleasures. No more need to open unwanted websites, the reader pulls the feed into one simple screen. It also updates as soon as a blog has been updated with a new post.

Last night me and the "boys" (Jeff and Scott) went to a cool Mexican Restaurant called Gallo Giro. Its starting to become a fan favorite in the house. I like to consider it a nicer Betos, as the food is similar, but the restaurant is much cleaner, and you don't feel scared for your life there. We were also joined by some ladies, so that always makes the atmosphere that much more enjoyable.

We also went and watched an intermural girls soccer game in the IPF (Indoor Practice Facility) at BYU. This is mainly where the BYU Football team goes to practice, so it was fun to see and feel the BYU traditions. I wanted so badly to throw a football and just goof around. We did get to kick a soccer ball around, so it was fun to fire some shots at goal.

Tonight is another fun night of The Office. I was disappointed two weeks ago with the episode, but last weeks was hilarious. It seems the show has been hit or miss since the 2nd season. I'm optimistic however that this season will be good.

That's it for now...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

First Blog Entry

Not sure who or if anyone will ever read this blog but I thought I'd join the ever trendy revolution and join the blogging world.

I'm not a very opinionated individual and don't often float a particular direction, so with that said, am I the only one who doesn't give a crap about the Presidential election? I feel entirely unmotivated with this group of candidates? Honestly, McCain totally blew it selecting Palin as a running mate. The US economy could have greatly benefited from Romney as Vice President. Speaking of Palin, funny website we came across, www.palinaspresident.com

Wow I can't believe I am even talking politics. Time to change the subject. So today is a woot off, for those of you who don't have a clue what I'm talking about, go to www.woot.com, this is a web site for random stuff to be listed for a good price. Usually the "woot" is a new item each day, except once a month, they'll have a "woot-off" where each item lasts until its sold out. Most of the things they are sell are corny or way over priced for your needs, but every now and again, you'll come across a gem. Like I picked up a HD Tivo for dirt cheap, got my parents a LCD TV, and most recently found a killer deal on a wireless keyboard/mouse. Its definitely something to kill time with at work. New to the woot off today is an application call "wootalyzer", which is (I believe) a third party widget that connects to woot and lets you know the status of each item being sold. Its particular good for woot off's because it has an alarm to let you know once an item has is Sold Out.

So I am still on my week long BYU Football Fast.. Last weeks lost to TCU was heartbreaking as well as frustrating. This years team just doesn't seem to have the same passion and moxy as last years team. I was completely caught up with the BCS hype and it pains me to see that dream crumble away. I figure with a week away from all the media and a chance to keep the "Blue Goggles" off that I'll slowly regain the passion again. I am looking forward to Saturday's game against UNLV, I'll be attending the game with my sister and brother in law. Should be good times.

Ok I think I've given this blog a good try for today. I'll try and keep up and wonder if anyone will ever read it?

Rob

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