Monday, January 31, 2011

Gas Station Blues

He gets in his car. slowly turns the key. the engine purrs for a moment. Boom! the car explodes! thats what I think of everytime I fill the car up with gas. sadly it hasn't happened to me yet. its not that I want to die, just that that'd be a cool way to go...out with a bang! make for a great story. you could tell your kids "when I was in highschool, one of my best friends (or worst enemies, depending on your views) blew up". if that ever does happen, some one had better make sure my head stone says  Morgan Knapp born July 15, 1994 -exploded May 3, 2015 (or whenever it happened). cause I'd highly appreciate that.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Spiritual Experience

I don't know why, but I have a strong attachment to the song Box of Rain by the Grateful Dead. as well as Let it Be by the Beatles. I cry almost every time I hear either of those songs. I've had the great pleasure of seeing both songs performed live. Box of Rain by the Grateful Dead, with Phil singing it. he wrote the song about his dying father. hearing them play that song was honestly and truly the most spiritual moment I've ever had. This last summer I saw Paul McCartney play Let It Be. it was beautiful. no words can even come close to describing either of those experiences. I can honestly say that I'd give everything and anything to see the Grateful Dead again. Computer, camera, Wurlitzer, I'd trade any of those in a heartbeat for an opportunity as amazing as that. had I been born 60years earlier, I know that I could have been the poorest bum ever, but if I was able to follow the Grateful Dead on tour I'd be the happiest man alive.

Walden Relationships

I've been thinking of writing this for a while, but haven't. Here's how it goes. most relationships at walden don't work out. however the ones that do, seem to work out really great. for example Jared and Marina. the problem is the ones that don't work out. too much drama is involved in them, the whole school knows and seem to get involved in things they should leave alone. Another thing from my personal experiences: if there is someone you like and you start to hang around them a bit, get to know them better, you come to a point where you don't want to mess up the beautiful friendship that has been created. so you never date or do anything with that romance. at least thats how it works for me. then of course the feelings have to be mutual. lots of Walden females aren't really into the dating thing, whether they like you or not. so its hard. I wish I could just go on without falling in love with anyone. I usually have periods of a few weeks or months where I don't like anyone and don't care. but then some lovely lady comes along and it all changes. they cycle begins anew. Another thing really hard about it is lots of walden women are really flirty. so you can never tell whether they actually like you or not. It would be nice if people were more open in their feelings and less confusing in their actions. I'm afraid thats not going to happen though. There are some ladies at Walden that I know we'd be great together. but something always comes up. usually the great friendship thing. There are a lot of amazing people at walden. and I've probably been at some point in love with a lot of you reading this blog, or maybe still am. I'm not going to name any names. anyways, thats pretty much the entire story of my love life at Walden.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I'm always wondering what my future is going to be like. what will I be doing in 10 years? a lot of the time it depresses me in a sense. thinking about having to work all the time. wondering if I'll get married or not. hoping I still see all my current friends, which is a big one for me. I hate losing friends. hate knowing that I may never see them again. I'd like to do a bit of traveling, live in a foreign country (at least for a while). but even closer than all that is College. I have no idea what I really want to do. College sounds fun but at the same time it doesn't at all, plus thats when we're all going to go our separate ways. thinking about that kind of stuff depresses/freaks me out. I could potentially start College next January if I play my cards right. I only need a few more classes to graduate. Guess I'll just have to become wealthy, buy an insane house and have all of you move in with me. it'll be a nonstop party til the day I die. and hopefully even after that you'll still party on in my name

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pros and Cons of Dress Wearing

  • you get a nice breeze
  • you can change from one dress to another without having to take off shoes
  • a dress can be taken off fairly easy.
  • some people look really good in a dress
  • there are all types and styles of dresses
  • you don't have to wear anything else with a dress
  • comfortable
  • look sexy

  • you have to sit certain ways
  • sometimes it gets a little too breezy
  • oftentimes you need someone to help you button/zip it up
  • awful for participating is sports (aside from dancing)
  • can be expensive
  • you have to wear one to fancy events (or a skirt)
  • definitely need to shave those legs
  • most dresses you wouldn't want to wear year round.

Photo From the Vault: Chile!

this very day, one year ago, I was jumping on an airplane to fly to Chile. My Mother and I went to visit her parents for two weeks while the temple was closed (they were temple presidents in Santiago). It was an amazing trip that I will certainly never forget. I could see myself maybe living there someday. Chile is an amazingly beautiful country with the Andes on one side and the Pacific on the other. So here are a few photos from the trip.

We landed in Santiago and drove straight to this hill that overlooks all of Santiago.

chillin at the worlds largest swimming pool! its about a mile long from end to end!

Southern Chile! a region of Patagonia. this is a forest we had to hike through to get to a hanging glacier, it was amazingly beautiful.

for more photos from my Chile adventure check out this link.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I love those people that are kind. people that hold the door for you, people that slow down to let you switch lanes. People that say Thanks, people that have a witty sense of humor. People that come up and give you hugs. People that aren't afraid to be a bit crazy. People that are happy and have a positive look on life. People that say good morning to you. People that aren't self centered. People that listen to what you have to say. People that encourage you to be a better person, whether they know it or not. Those are the kind of people I like. they give me hope in the world. Those people are the ones that make my life worth living. Those are the people that I look forward to seeing every day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I got to the Quarry tonight for work. I walked in the door and was sent to go get 50 $1 bills. so I rushed to the bank near BYU stadium (cause everywhere else closer didn't have enough ones). I walked in and said to the guy "can I get 50 ones?" he just stared at me for a second then asked "50 ones?" I said yep and pulled 2 $20 bills and a $10 out of my pocket. he said "I think we can do that". then he walked off. he returned with 50 ones and counted them out for me and asked if i wanted an envelope, so I said yes. then he gave me an envelope that was barely big enough to fit all the money in. so I was stuffing it in and finally left. I drove back to the Quarry and got out of my car. I was walking to the doors and slipped on some black ice. for some reason I put my hand down and I totally ended up doing a hand stand! the best is that some lady was sitting right there in her car and had to have seen it happen. I didn't look at her, but just walked off like nothing happened. it was great! this story is completely true too.

Graphically Challenged

well I found out today that I am "Graphically Challenged". which is a nice way of saying you fail at graphing x10. which is true. I was diagnosed by Dr. Genevieve today in math class. she said it doesn't look too good. there is a good chance it could be fatal. So I get to go in for more testing over the next few days. She also said there is a possibility that my eyebrows may fall off (which explains why it happened that one time). I'm really frightened at the moment and am anxiously waiting for the test results. wish me luck guys. come visit me in the hospital next week

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I think I've finally lost it.

so I just spent the last 10 minutes listening to The Wall, while wearing a gas mask and dancing around my room as well as convulsing on the floor. it was strange. as if I were posessed. I'm actually really scared right now about what just happened.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


so I have decided that I want to go through and write about why I love my friends. the plan is to highlight one of them. and say everything I love about them. Not sure how often I will do this, maybe once a week. I'm not doing this to make people feel good or anything. Just to be honest and let my friends know how much they are appreciated.

Genevieve, I thought I'd start with you. we have been somewhat friends since my arrival at walden. which will now be almost three school years ago. you still had blond hair at that time. I remember the first day you came to school with red hair, you ran up to me and said "look at my red hair!" Why this memory has stuck in my mind, I don't know. But I must say your red hair is amazing. It hasn't been til this year that our relationship really started to blossom. I'm sad that it has taken this long, cause you are honestly one of the most amazing people I have met in my 16 years. I enjoy how you don't take things too seriously. I also highly enjoy the great comments you are always making about something or another. One of the things I love most about you is: you are always excited, cheerful, and in a good mood. Somedays when I'm feeling down, You just show up out of nowhere and give me one of those amazing smiles. and my day automatically becomes so much better.

Thank you for being a great friend. I hope that in 50 years from now, we will be sitting on a porch somewhere, creating new memories and reflecting on old, still the best of friends.