Monday, December 25, 2006

Pachelbel Rant

This is quite simply amazing. I love it.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Return

So I left Provo Wednesday in the A.M. I had gone and watched The Interpreter with Andrea, Becca and Zach in the library after a quite fun night that included playing some german car game and getting creamed, Becca and I exchanging presents, and Zach alluding to the idea that I look like a potato-head. I said my goodbyes (extended) to Zach and Nathan, and temporarily to Becca and her roomies, and Mark. Then after all that, about midnight we headed to the library. Wrapped up and Becca and I left about 2:15 so I could be on time for my shuttle.

Oh boy, my shuttle. Well, it was originally scheduled for 1 a.m. that day for my 5:50 flight out. Turns out they don't offer a 1 a.m. shuttle, nd they called me and told me it was rescheduled for between 2:30 and 3 a.m. So there I am at 2:30 and I had everything ready. Ten minutes go by, and I'm chill. Twenty go by, I'm a little worried. Finally it's 3:05. I call home, have my dad wake up my mom to go check on the shuttle. Turns out they should have told me between 3:30 and 4. Way to go! Plus, my flight is now at 5:25. The shuttle arrives, i get to the airport on time, I have Continental Agents literally rushing me to my gate, zooming through security, and I get on my plane in time. I sleep a very random sleep on my way home, and by that i refer to the way i woke up: with my head lodged between my headrest (hah!) and the ... wall (side?) of the plane. I didn't sleep well, let's put it that way.

I got home, and all I could think about was the bowl game. And what a game. Go cougs! Since then I've seen Happy Feet and Rocky Balboa, both movies worth seeing. And I ate at the cheescake factory which was all right i guess.

Tomorrow is Christmas eve... hoorah!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My Life

My life has been changed because of this video. Watch it now. Join me.

I'm coming up on the last week before finals and I though I’d let everyone who might glance at my blog get a last update before I go into reclusion. Life is going really well, I'm working things out just like I want to, and people are awesome. I couldn't ask for anything to be going better than it is. I'm excited for finals. I think my poli sci especially because I feel like I actually learned in that class rather than sat there and ignored everything he said. Book of Mormon should be good as well, and I'm just hoping to get a B on the America Heritage Final.

I've got this bar of 71% Organic Dark Chocolate. It doesn't have a brand as far as I can tell, unless you count, "Equal Exchange Fair Traded" as a brand. This bar's wrapper is full of what I believe to be bunk. Let me share the back of the wrapper: "Equal Exchange and the Benefits of Fair Trade Our rich chocolate bars are crafted using the best quality organic cocoa from the Dominican Republic and Peru. We work with small farmer cooperatives who cultivate this coca using environmentally sustainable methods. By choosing Equal Exchange fairly trade products, you help provide small farmers the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future for their families and communities. Learn more- See inside wrapper" What genius! They don't explain too much, and apparently Equal Exchange is the brand ( but something still seems iffy. I love the idea of helping poor farmers, don't get me wrong, but I'm a skeptic by nature, and something strikes me as odd. But, assuming they're not lying, I love it. I can't wait to taste this chocolate bar- 71%. I had a 68% from Hershey’s the other day and it was heavenly. This bar is also kosher, which is good for the bit of Jewish I still sometimes feel resides within me. You may think I'm joking around, but whenever I see meat and dairy I get a little queasy. This bar has a nice kosher stamp too- Rabbiner Abraham Hochwald so you know it's good quality. I'm saving this bar for final reviews- I'll need some comfort food no doubt.

Weird that college turned me into a chocolatier, I know, but there's got to be some release, and chocolate is a good one, I'd say. Made sipping chocolate over at Nathan's the other night- wow. Used a big bar of 72% with milk, sugar and vanilla, plus whatever else he found in that recipe online. It came out great. Very dark and rich and just wow. I'm watering at the mouth just thinking about it. Though, I must admit, it was not as well presented as the sipping chocolate at the Museum of Art is. The presentation on that side is quite amazing, in a nice little cup with half a pirouette on the saucer with it. Just superb.

Well, that's me for now. I'll get back to you about the 21st with maybe one post in between now and then. Go Texans!