My 5 year-old son today said “Frank Sinatra is scary”. My wife asked “why?”, and he said “Because he has a green face.”
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.
Because of the my 20 year high school reunion is comming up I have been contacted by a couple of people from school. Three girls from my seminary class have contacted me Genia (Shy) Spencer, Nikki Allen and Justin Rylander. I have contacted a couple of people through facebook, John Krause and Kevin Couderman. It’s fun to think about the great time I had in High School. For the most part the stress, what little there was, has all but been forgotten and only the good and fun memories remain.
But I do feel like it is all in the past and I for sure don’t believe that I or any one else can bring that fun back even for a few moments.
Life for me has always had it’s magic. Where ever I am and what ever I am doing it seems like I am blessed to be having a magical time.
High School was magic, it was fun, it was exciting and it was freedom.
Today, Charles, Sessel, Tony, Aiden and I helped Daniel and Chelsea move into there new apartment on the third floor. The high today in Austin was 97 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity was between 60% and 70%. It’s been a while since I hung out much in the humidity. The humidity wasn’t that bad but the 3 flights of stairs I was not prepared for. We worked for a couple of hours up and down those stairs. It was good to feel the sweat. In Utah it all evaporates and you don’t really get that soaked. I actually wish I had an excuse to do that kind of work every day. I would definately be stronger and in better shape. Food tastes so much better after working hard.
After the moving we went to Ikea to get a desk. They were out of the desk Charles wanted. It’s been a long while, maybe 6 or 7 years since I have been in an Ikea. Ikea feels more like an art gallery, well maybe the gift shop in an art gallery. But definately not a regular store.
Charles showed me around his neighborhood, Steiner Ranch. He showed me a couple of pools were I will probably do some lap swimming next week.
We got some food from HEB also. It’s been over two years since I was in an HEB. We got some of their root beer and stuff to make omelets for dinner tomorrow.
Talking to Amanda on the phone today she said she wants to move back to Texas. The schools here are definately better than in Utah. I don’t know if she would be able to handle the Heat. 🙂