Sunday, April 29, 2012

Adventures In VW Land

Life has been crazy lately. Filled with madness and loads of work. I've been all over the place, doing all kinds of things. But for the moment, I'm only going to tell you about my new ride. A few months ago, my dad and I drove out to the middle of nowhere, near Vernal Utah. We were picking up a V.W. Vanagon Bus. My dad has a V.W. Syncro (the 4 wheel drive version of the Vanagon). So we went to buy this one for parts. After hauling it back, we decided "why not see what it would take to get it running?". So a few months later we took it to the mechanic, got it checked out. And guess what? It turns out, it does run. Actually, it runs better than my dad's bus. So we put a little work into it, new windshield, seat belts, a new exhaust system, all that good stuff to get it street legal. But while we were slowly getting that done, one day we were off driving in the mountains and long story into a cop chase! Now I'm not going into any detail, cause you never know when Big Brother might be listening, but we narrowly escaped. It was wild! Anyways, This car is super sweet! I love driving it. It's a 1984, and it has the giant sunroof. And when I say giant, I mean giant! it takes up at least half of the roof space. It's not the prettiest car at the moment, still needs a bit of work. But it sure as heck is fun to drive. Also, it's really weird driving our other cars now, because they're automatic and it isn't, plus the bus has a much larger steering wheel than any of our other cars. Here's a picture of it.

My mom decided I needed to have one of those cheesy graduation postcard things to send to everyone. So I said "Fine! but only if I get to wear my kilt". So we took this picture amongst others. But that's what it looks like.

Luckily I should have some free time in about two weeks, so I'll get around to telling a few more tales of my recent adventures. Until then

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wish Me Luck

Wish Me Luck

My soul weepeth and cringe
in love’s pure true delight.

For today it is realized that I,
I have been dug a shallow grave
By the hands of mine own accordance!

Foul wretch am I!
As to betray this heart.
To drown it in the cold, of deceits own sorrowing mansions.

Tis grievance that I should hide such passionate concern!
For she be the maiden most fair Mine eyes hath ever falled upon.
Aye, She be the one my heart doth truly know.

I fear it too late.
I’ve gone astray, misplaced her care.
prithee, how canst I win it back?

Tis lost I dread, Tis lost I dread.
No. Nay.
There is but a fool’s hope left!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

nom nom yom yom?

Guys! life has been super crazy lately, but I have all kinds of stuff to write about...just not the time. But I'll get around to it soon. Hopefully! so don't give up on me

Monday, April 2, 2012

General Conference

Earlier this past week, like Monday or Tuesday, I was told that my grandpa had three tickets to conference. So Mckinley, my Mom and myself went to the Saturday evening session. We got there a bit early, so we could get seats and all that. Parked the car, and started walking. There were so many people going to it! It was like a huge mob. Thousands of people walking up and down the streets in their sunday finest. It was really a super cool thing to see. I personally like big crowds of people, they don't freak me out at all. But this crowd was particularly nice. There was a general excitement in the air. And I mean, there should be! We were all going to hear the Prophets, Apostles, and other Authorities of the church. Kind of a big deal. So we got to the door we were supposed to wait at, stood there for a minute and then they started letting us in. The process was super easy, and all of the volunteers were really nice. The moment I walked in the actual Conference room doors, I was blown away! That place is freaking huge! There were so many people there. And the Choir! oh my gosh. The choir for that session was from the MTC. They sounded amazing, and the acoustics in there are marvelous. I've never really cared much for choirs, to be honest. But that changed my whole perspective. One of the coolest things about the experience though was when the First Presidency came in, everyone stood up, and the whole place went silent. Then the session began and we got to do the sustainings, which was also pretty neat. I'm going to have to say though, that my favorite part was when the choir and congregation all stood up and sang "Called To Serve" together. That was definitely a highlight of my life. Eventually, the session was winding down, and I was sitting there thinking "I hope they sing "Praise To The Man" and what do ya know? that was the closing hymn! I was so excited about that! Cause it's one of my very favorites. After The session was over, we headed over to the City Creek mall, along with 10 bijillion other people for dinner. We ended up going to Kneaders. Man, all the restaurants there had to have made so much money during conference! Every restaurant had a line of at least 40-50 people. We had to eat super quick, I actually ate walking back over to the Conference center, since I was going to the Priesthood session with my Grandpa Lyon, and Uncle Greg there. 
      So many men in suits! It looked like a giant mob. If you were a foreigner, and happened to be visiting Salt lake during that time, you'd probably be freaked out, and terribly confused. I kept looking around, trying to find other guys wearing bow ties. But I only ever found three other people wearing one. Apparently bow ties aren't that popular at conference. I never did see anyone else wearing a Tux either. So I kind of stuck out a little. Got a few comments about it too. Anyways, The Priesthood session was pretty neat too. Heard lot's of good stuff I need to work on. 
     Over all, It was a really cool experience. I'm glad I got to go. It was my first time ever attending Conference in person too. And hopefully not my last!