Thursday, November 30, 2006

One Late Night at Geneva Steel

Remember that Adidas spot we made in commercials class earlier this year? Well, it made its way to YouTube recently. It's got 585 views and counting.

Another Round

My next and last shipment of BMG cds came in this week.

Café Tacvba, Unplugged
Kronos Quartet, Nuevo
Saint Etienne, Tales From Turnpike House
Bjork, Greatest Hits

Mexican regional music and European female electronic pop. This is going to be a great week.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006


I've had many great Thanksgivings in my day. There was the time when I ate at the famous Café Tacuba in Mexico City with my folks. There was the time when I got caught on tape using my hands to put food on my fork after it fell from my plate. And who could forget last year's trip up to Ogden to visit the Nelson family?

Well this year definitely ranks among the best Thanksgivings ever. Since the grandkids live in Utah now, Mom and Dad came up from San Diego for the occasion. We played our traditional family soccer game. We ate our traditional turkey dinner. And the morning after, my nephews gave me their traditional wake-up pounce. Does life get any better?

For some reason I have suddenly become fascinated with family history. While Dad was in town, I took the opportunity to go with him to see the tomb of our ancestor Gilberth Haws in the Provo Cemetary. Gilberth is my great-great-great-grandfather. He came to America from England after converting to Mormonism and settled here in Utah.

This is the hospital where my dad was born in Lehi.

This is the place card Samuel made me for Thanksgiving dinner. Notice that the turkey is escaping the wrath of the evil oven.

This is Caleb learning how to use an iPod.

This is how I get my workout in.

My Seven Wonders

So they are choosing seven new wonders of the world. I guess it's about time, considering the fact that six of the original seven don't exist anymore. These here are my choices. If you'd like to vote too, go here.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I don't care what anyone says. BMG is cool.

Here are my latest arrivals from BMG Music Club. 12 CDs for the price of 1 never sounded so good.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Chateau in the house

Saturday was the big birthday shindig for Yancy and Adrienne. Chateau in New York wanted to go so badly that I just had to chip in and help him get a plane ticket. He looked great even despite the jetlag.

Friday, November 17, 2006

This is how I stay sane at work.

Thanks Jesse for your fine filming skills.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hot People

Tuesday I got to play photographer for work. We hosted a Hot Tamales® eating contest in the Wilk for our "Front Row Fanatics" promotion. Here are some favorite shots from the event.

Chilean Ring Painting

This weekend was great. I went up to Salt Lake to visit my friend Percy, pictured below. Believe it or not, he's half Chilean. (Not all of us halfies are blessed with olive skin.)

Saturday night, neighbor Leslie came over to watch The Ring with me. She's a huge fan of the film and has been to all of the locations of the film. (It was filmed in and around Seattle.)

On Sunday I went over to Katie's house so we could paint. Drawing inspiration from Urban Outfitters designs, I drew up some geometric flowers in pencil. Now we are giving them some life with acrylic paints. Here in the photo we see Katie and Ashley exploring their inner Picasso.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Smashed Potato

The other day my coworker Libby knocked over one of the potato-head ceramic figurines I got at DI a couple of weeks ago. Sure, Potato Girl only cost me $0.50, but she had already appreciated quite rapidly in sentimental value. Libby felt so bad she bought Krazy Glue and put her back together again. Thanks Libbinator!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Last Weekend

The Joseph Smith Sphynx at Gilgal Garden in SLC.

Proof that Moroni really did grasp our time.

MoTab's finest bass, Ryan.

Music and the Spoken Word...the longest running weekly broadcast in the world.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pardon us, Sir. You wouldn’t happen to have any spare candy lying around the house now, would you?


I went out and gathered candy with my nephews on Halloween night. It was my first time in 15 years to participate in this tradition. Kind of a silly practice really, yet kind of cool too. I wonder who started the whole practice of trick-or-treating in the first place. I'd like to think it has some profound historic purpose. Or maybe it was created in an effort to bring communities together. The world may never know.

There is one thing we can be sure of though. Mars, Nestle, and Hershey's are doing quite well these days.

Friday, November 03, 2006

So a pirate, a P.O.W., and Superman are out on the town...

Sometimes I wonder if choice of Halloween costume has anything to do with future adult professional life. If so, I think my family is going to have some serious issues.

Then again, if that were the case, I'd be a monkey right now.