My 5 year-old son today said “Frank Sinatra is scary”. My wife asked “why?”, and he said “Because he has a green face.”
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On July 10th 2008 I helped judge the 12 annual Virgin River Classic Skimboard Competition in St. George Utah. During the competion, Dillon Manwaring one of the competitors, who is 23, had the freakiest accident I have ever seen. I was talking with him today and someone had a video camera on and got the whole thing. Now, a couple of months later he is still having a couple of issues.
Yeah, i need to go to the doctor and check on the status on my finger. its still bent and wont go straight. It doesnt bend all the way down either.
The accident is about 1:45 into the video is the accident, enjoy a bit of skim boarding until then. I’m the guy with the hat. I can’t believe how calm Dillion was during the whole ordeal.
One of my favorite Heroes is Captain Moroni. I like the description that is given of him
“Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.” Alma 48 Verse 17
The more I study him the more I want to be like that man. He loved liberty, he love freedom, he loved his fellow men and he loved God. One of characteristics he posses, that I believe is the most noble, is his willingness to fight for what he believes. We all should be fighting for what we believe on a daily basis. We all need to hoist the Title of Liberty on our towers
In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children
So often I am willing to sit idly by while injustice is done, while our freedoms are being trampled and others mock what I hold to be sacred. We must fight on.
Today I went out and chatted with a couple of people about web sites. It seems that all businesses know they need one and do what they can about getting them set up. However, there seems to be a bunch of people getting friends they know to set up sites.
From what I have seen in my over 5 years or working with web applications is that lots of people get into the web and discover that setting up a web site is pretty easy. However, pretty sites are not easy to setup. Plus if you want them to do a cool thing or two then it becomes so much harder. Years to learn Harder.
Web Applications take vision, knowledge and a bunch of hard work. But that is where the world is going to be changed. The World will be changed one web application at a time. There are already tons of web applications that have changed the world. Google, and there ever expanding applications. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and many many others.
But for the average web needs there are web applications that can be installed and configured to make your web presents so much easier. Come on in the water’s Fine.
I have watched this movie about 10 times. The Hero, while not perfect, especially from the Christian perspective. Is however in the most noble of all characters in almost any movie in the last year.
Several years ago Mike G and I got the idea for what we called the cord claw. it was basically a claw, like a hair clip that could be use to hold a cord after it was wrapped up. We thought about making 2 or three different sizes. Well someone else had a similar idea and they are selling them in Home Depot. While their version is not as easy to use as ours. However, it’s a very similar idea. I hope those folks are millionaires now, I know we would have been.
Today in an effort to stay sane I decided to do a bit of yard work. Charles is spending a bunch of time at work in an effort to get a better job. Any way I started by using a hedge cutter to conquer some over-grown plants along the drive way, which is steep. I am guessing a 15 to 20 degree slope. This was my exercise for the day. It has all the elements of the perfect workout for me; Lots of sun, sweating, doing work that makes my muscles sore, and best of all something gets accomplished. Most of the time what gets accomplished when I am working out is I am getting a tan. I believe I could become a yard work bum. I could go from house to house telling people I would do their yard work for free, or mostly free. All I would require is a semi-cold drink of water several times during the day. I would get tan, I would get pretty ripped too. Maybe I should put up an advertisement on Craigslist. However, people may think of some kind of freak. No I think I am going to need referrals to get the yard work bum thing going. I am going to need to do some more thinking about this. I first came up with the idea as I was doing the weed whacking. You may think I am crazy or frivolous but I think I could get a new trend started. The yard working bum work-out. I could probably sell t-shirts, but probably not videos. Well maybe desperate women would by the video’s to watch a buff tan guy do yard work. I think that would be part of the second phase of my life as a marketing guru and yard working bum. Okay maybe that last part about the video’s was a bit frivilous. Long live the yard working bum.
Today I swam again. The first time in two weeks. My arms were a bit sore to start off. I only swam 2000 meters.
10 x 100m
2x(50 x 100 x 200 x 100 x 50) m
I did something different and ran about half way to the pool which is about a mile.
The extra distance from yards to meters is mentally hard to adjust to.
It sure feels good later though.
Liz and Charles had a meeting today with a company that will help Charles find a job for a fee. I watched the kids. I was trying to help Daniel with his homework, but the rest of the kids were distracting.
Still job hunting.
The internet is making it easier to find and connect with old friends. I sent a message through Linked-in to John Hall, a fellow that attended high school in St. George with Liz. He was always fun to hang out with. He is living in France working for Mercer.
I also talked to Mike my brother today and he has sold a couple more of his web videos. I also convinced Charles to buy the movie “Stardust” last night. It’s definately a fun movie.
Gustav the Storm didn’t do much damage, the Dow Jones Industrial average was down .26 % and Oil was down $5.75 a barrel today. So when will gas go down?