Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tonight is my fist business law test. I have a hard time complaining about this class because it has drastically changed since last year. From what I hear this class was a monster. Under the new format I find it very beneficial, but tonight is our first test covering the first 20 chapters of the book. Studying almost feels futile, most of the time I end up scratching my head a lot. You would think I would grasp this better than I do, because I read regulation and laws almost every day. This may be my problem. I look at laws and regulations so much it tires me to read about it when I am not at work.
I hope I do well. I am trying to keep my GPA up so I can guarantee I acceptance into a good MBA program. Well I better get back to studying.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
When I got my Compliance job in 2005 I bought a nice PDA that was top of the line, not six months after pretty much the entire PDA market crashed because of the rise of smart phones and my HP PDA became obsolete. The Blackberry became the phone of choice. I have held off on purchasing one because I am not a fan of their designs. Then Apple made the iPhone! What a glorious piece of technology. I have been with tmobile since they were VoiceStream Wireless and I am very loyal, but every day time I get to see the iPhone I get weak in the knees. I am seriously thinking of switching carriers. It's just that cool!
I love being so connected to all of my technology and I love interacting with it in new ways. Internet tv and watching movies through my computer is AWESOME!! Everyone should be watching hulu.com. Let me know if you see any cool new technologies!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Speaking of Easter I was thinking about past Easter holidays in my life and remembered one specific Easter spent in Arizona. Before my Aunt and Uncle moved back to Utah, we would go and visit them a couple of times a year. This particular Easter I had to be about 15 or so years old. My mom finally tired of hiding real eggs, because inevitably one wouldn't be found and the smell would be left for us to enjoy weeks after Easter. She and my aunt used plastic eggs and hid all sorts of candy and other prizes in them. Not really wanting to participate in the hunt I was told that some of the eggs concealed cash. Since I was the oldest I knew I would have an advantage at finding the eggs with cash in them. As we started the hunt I started to find the biggest eggs I could find. My thinking was the bigger the egg, the more cash. I pretty much cleaned house with the large eggs. When the hunt was done and I was able to check my spoils ( I really thought I hit the jackpot) not one of my eggs had any cash, but my younger cousins and sister who had found all the small eggs that I passed over all had cash in them. I got nothing...okay I did get candy. I was still super ticked! That's pretty much how I remember it. The moral of the story... dollar bills can be folded up really small.
On another not we had the opportunity to be invited to the Draper temple to see Parker sealed to his parents Cole & Kayla. That was a neat experience. Parker looked like a stud. He had a little white tux that was awesome. He had all the ladies surrounding him... okay his mom and aunts, but I'm pretty sure all the temple workers thought he was cute too.
I think one day I would like to live in Draper. Well that is enough typing for one day. I cant wait for the semester to be done.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I have been thinking a lot about family life. I am happy, I know this semester has been the busiest yet of my life and I rely on Melissa for so many things. I am so appreciative for all she does. Marriage is hard work, but even with disagreements and struggles, I am happy to work towards something with her. The movie was focused on the family dog, but I thought in a bigger picture it was about family and how wonderful it really is. I recently talked with a coworker about marriage and why I thought it was so important. This coworker tried to tell me that marriage is an old idea that really doesn't mean anything other than you share stuff. This person believes that there is no value to a marriage relationship unless there is children involved. I thought about these comments and I really feel this person is so wrong. Marriage really adds so much more to a relationship. There is nothing better than knowing that I can be with my eternal companion forever. Not only having stability, but the ability to grow and learn happens so much more frequently when you understand the eternal nature of the family unit.
So here I am 27 years old and I feel ready to bring a child into this world. Maybe this time next year I will be writing about how hard it is to raise a child and be married and do all the other things in life. And I'm sure I will write, why didn't anyone tell me it would be this hard, and in the back of my mind I will hear, they did you just ignored it. How awesome life really is!
There doesn't have to be big fanfare or something huge to enjoy it. Its the simple things that make it work that make it so amazing. I am glad I have a spouse that I can share in it with. And I hope one day we will have children so I can share these thoughts with too.
Monday, March 2, 2009
In the later 90's It became the Utah Fun Dome, a crappy hollow shell of its past. During the past 8 years or so it has been some giant buffet and also a veterinary clinic.
I wish somebody would reinvest in this great activity palace and make it an iconic venue for families again. If I had the money I would do it myself. Maybe I could put together a business plan. We need something to compete with Boondocks. Plus pure nostalgia would be awesome!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Maybe I am in too much of a hurry, but I think I am going to start pretending that I'm deaf. I'm sure that will go over well too. I can just see someone asking how I am and my reply is a smile and a shrug of the shoulders. I really think small talk in the stairs should be done away with. Are we really interested in what Joe is doing this weekend? What about Jane when we ask her how she is doing today? Am I really ready or interested in someone telling me their life story or their latest drama... I believe the answer is NO!
So I thought about it what we all need are Status Updates that float above our heads. So we can let people know just what we are up too. This is a perfect idea. We could all update our status with outrageous political comments or funny sayings. You know, instead of stopping someone in the the hall outside of the restroom you could look up and read "Preston has to pee really bad!" Now I know that I should not stop him and just let him go on his way, or you could read "Preston is sad that no one invited him to lunch." with this simple idea we could save on all the uncomfortable small talk, and when we saw something we liked we could just add a comment to their status for them and everyone else to read on their own time. I think everyone would really dig this idea and my awkward problem would be solved.