Saturday, April 04, 2015


As part of an upcoming post (or previous post depending on when you look at this) on the 100 Hour Board I made the goal of updating my blog or writing in my journal at least one a month for the next year.  I will do my best to keep this relatively updated. Since I'm going to use an electronic journal for my journal in the next year I hope to have regular updates throughout the year (in theory it should be easy to cut and paste something I had already written).  If nothing else I'm going to use this blog as my reporting mechanism on my other goals which are:
  • Be down to my ideal weight of 150 lbs.
  • Score a 700 or higher on the GMAT
  • Be accepted into a top 50 business school for my MBA
  • Read both the Book of Mormon and the New Testament through in both English and German
  • Not be living in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Break 80 on the golf course
  • Learn to play at least 10 hymns on the piano
  • Call my mother at least once a week to tell her I love her
Feel free to follow up with me and give encouragement. The first major milestone on this will be the GMAT, which I am taking on June 12th. Remembering the schedule the exam was relatively easy.  Now, I just need to find a way to motivate myself to actually study.  Any ideas on how to make oneself study for something?  

Thursday, April 02, 2015


My sister sent this picture to me a few months ago.  For some reason it makes me laugh every time I look at it.  It seemed especially appropriate for my first blog post in 5 years.  I hope you have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apparently I'm an Adult Now

It was come to my attention that I am now an adult. This is weird to me. I've never felt any different than I did when I was younger so this realization came a little bit as a shock to me.

I first realized that I was an adult over Thanksgiving. I went out to eat several times with my mom and my sisters and each time, we took turns paying. My whole life I've always just been treated to a free meal by my parents, but this time I took a turn having to pay -- like an adult. It was weird.

Additionally this Christmas I have received a number of Christmas cards addressed to me -- not simply to the family. Only adults receive Christmas cards on their own. Apparently others also see me as an adult. It's weird.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thoughts on a Funeral.

This past week my dad died. I'm sure that this is something that will take me some time to come to terms with as I can't help but feel unbearably sad at times and unbelievably grateful for dad's memory at others. At any rate as I've had to go through the whole funeral/burial process I have there are several things that I've been thinking about.

Often as people have been leaving condolences they have said something to the affect of "If there is anything I can do, please let me know." Define this "anything." Like I have several papers that need to be written, can you work on those please. Or perhaps you could finish building a bookcase for me, or I heard that my sister needs a new roof. Can you work on that for us? Is there a limit to this "anything?"

Dad was in the Cleveland Clinic when he died, so people asking about his condition leading up to his death. Does it not occur to people that maybe having to describe, in detail, the progression of dad's health problems and hospital visits may not be something I want to do? I mean, who would actually want to talk about the details how one's parent died at the freaking funeral, burial, or viewing?

Finally if you are a friend of my dad's, who I have never before met, maybe you shouldn't ask me about if I'm dating and why I'm not married yet. Hell, even if you are a close relative or friend of mine maybe you should understand that asking about when I plan to "settle down" is a wee bit awkward at the moment.

At any rate, who really knows? Have a good one.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine is easily my new favorite comic strip.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's that time of year again!

Saturday is "The Game." I'm very excited. Let's hope we can make it six in a row.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I thought this was really funny

Pearls Before Swine

This made me laugh really hard. I figured I should share it.