Friday, March 26, 2010

The new post is below

Be sure to read it. I got all political today.

Points are as follows:

Cierra: 2 points for funniness. I have had that stanky leg song stuck in my head all week. And the best part of that video was the "she on da table!"

Rachel: 2 points for geniousness. That really took some true genious' to make that video.

Nickell: 2 points for funniness. What kind of little girl cries so much over a kid? Also, "look at me, now look at your man, now back at me. He isn't me."

Erin: 2 points for awkward and funniness. 1. Tight jeans. 2. Keyboard on the wall. 3. Intense facial expressions. 4. Awkward dance moves.

Kathleeen: 1 point for the really awkward cat video and 1 point because I love that treadmill video.

So here are the totals.

Cierra: 6
Rachel V: 6
Erin: 6
Brittany: 1
Casidy: 1
Kiley: 1
Nickell: 2
Kathleen: 2
Kim: 1

Hmm, there are some ties going on. You might need to step it up if you want to show me who's a real champion and who isn't.


Ok, I just read an article about Obama's next big program and I am not in accordance with it. Read it here.

What bothers me is that he wants lenders to forgive mortgage payments to the unemployed. I can see that he wants to help people who don't have jobs, but what about those who do have jobs? They are going to pay taxes so that lenders can be subsidized by the government and the unemployed can ride free? Why don't I just buy a house with a mortgage and then quit my job? Then I will get to have a free house because I don't have a job and all those people who do have jobs can pay for me.

It seems ridiculous. Why is Obama sticking his nose into other people's business anyway? I don't know how I feel about Obama, but I do know how I feel about this idea he's got going right now. Why should I have to use the money I earn to pay for someone else to have a house? It seems very unconstitutional. Each man has the right to the pursuit of happiness on his own. That is what America was founded upon. The fact that each person could have the opportunity to make it on his own. The government doesn't need to put their foot into everything. "In God We Trust" not "In Obama We Trust."

I feel like the duties of the government are to keep order in the society, maintain a safe and secure environment, and protect our freedom. It's pretty simple. I'm ok with programs to help people, but not when I am forced to give my money away for unjust causes.

Points for feedback. I am open to different points of view. Don't be afraid to disagree, but do be kind when you state your opposing views.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Friday, Another Round

Please post your favorite internet video.

I will rate points for funnyness, awkwardness, or sheer geniousness.


Saturday (tomorrow)
BYU Duck Pond Ampitheater (you probably didn't know it existed, but it does)
3:30 pm

Bring yourself.
Bring a talent.
Bring anyone else who wants to come
Bring their talent too.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Do you have the right?

At work I am doing an ongoing project with the Relief Society Magazine. This publication was actually a pioneer to the Ensign, New Era, and the Friend. My job is to look through the articles, lessons, and advertisements and make sure they are all entered into the RS Magazine database. It sounds tedious, but I actually like it because I find amazing things like this (from 1915):

Clothing for the Woman Past Forty

**insert article here**

Here is the end part:

Why we oppose pockets for women.

1. Because pockets are not a natural right
2. Because the great majority of women do not want pockets. If they did, they would have them.
3. Because whenever women have had pockets they have not used them.
4. Because women are expected to carry enough things as it is, without the additional burden of pockets.
5. Because it would make dissension between husband and wife as to whose pockets were to be filled.
6. Because it would destroy man's chivalry toward woman if he did not have to carry all her things in his pockets.
7. Because men are men and women are women. We must not fly in the face of nature.
8. Because pockets have been used by men to carry tobacco, pipes, whisky flasks, chewing gum and compromising letters. We see no reason to suppose that women would use them more wisely.
--Alice Duer Miller in New York Times

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Call for Daters!

People, if you are UNMARRIED and have been dating someone for at least 4 MONTHS. Please take this survey. It won't take that long to fill out and you might actually learn something beneficial about your relationship.

If you do not fit into that category, but know someone that does, please send them the link.

Pretty please.

It's for a school assignment.

One point if you take this survey. Two points if you get someone else to take this survey.


Seems like the interactive ones don't do so well. I've noticed that the posts that only require one sentence answers get the most participation.

As for the point situation. I feel like Erin's answer deserved 3 points. The reasons are these: she spent time to listen to all four of the songs, wrote good descriptions about what she felt about them, and she actually did it. So, the standings remain the same as they were last week with the exception that Erin now has 4 points.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My texting buddy

So this morning I got on to see if anyone was selling any Sundance night ski passes. Amongst the Michael Buble and Brian Reagan tickets (I wish I had some of those), I found some. I texted the person asking if they were still available and he told me that yes he still had some. You see that I am assuming that this person is a he when in reality I don't know the gender of this mystery texter.

We have been texting back and forth all day. We have been saying things like, "What time can you meet up?" and "I get off work at 6" and "I'll call you when I get off of work." I have been texting this person that I have never met all day and it's weird because we are sharing personal information with each other as if we have been friends forever. Ok, not it's THAT personal, but you get my point.

It's 6:00. I'm getting off of work. It's time to call my texting buddy and finally hear the sound of his/her voice.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Next Level

Yes my friends, we are taking this to the next level.

For me, the most important part about music is the way it makes me feel. I love it when you hear a song that fits your mood perfectly. When I have a lot of pent up energy I like to listen to songs with strong and fast beats. When I want to sing I listen to pop. When I want to feel inspired I listen to the following two soundtracks:

The Village
Lady in the Water

I love them. Somehow, they touch my soul.

Here is the game. I want you to listen to them and tell me how they make you feel or what you think about them. Here are some favorites:

The Village : The Vote and The Gravel Road (listen to the violin)

Lady in the Water: The Healing (especially from the 1:30 point and at 2:20) and Cereal Boxes (Listen for the flow of the song at 1:30)

There are so many things I could write about why I love them. Part of it is what the movie is expressing when these songs are played. Especially for The Healing. It is hopeful and inspiring.

Anyway, points for anyone who actually does this.

Points Thus Far

Cierra: 4
Rachel V: 4
Erin: 1
Brittany: 1
Casidy: 1
Kiley: 1

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