Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is a picture of my nephew Nathan. He's pretty cute. At a dinner I went to with my parents and sisters, I saw something I had to take a picture of. It wasn't Nathan, but he thought it was.
This is a pretty awesome picture I was part of with the Glovers. As Mari's friend, David, said, "It portrays the evolution of Asian apes into Caucasian men yielding hatchets."
Emi and I at the semi-awesome Japanese festival in downtown Salt Lake. The Ogden Taiko drummers were pretty sweet.
The Sorensens had a sushi party a week or so ago and here you can behold the awesome sushi we made. Yes, those are deep fried rolls.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Olga Willden Sorensen
March 5, 1925 – February 1, 2010
Today my Grandma Sorensen passed away. She was an remarkable lady who taught me a lot about life and playing cards. I will dearly miss her but I know she’s in a better place.
My Grandma and Grandpa Sorensen were both (and still are) two very great people. Some of my favorite memories are of visiting them in Mayfield in the summer and spending time with them. We played a lot of cards.
For the last four years or so, my Grandma lived at my parent’s house – during which I lived there as well! So one day I walked up stairs with my AR-15 in a gun case and someone asked me, “What do you got there.” I pulled out the assault rifle, showed them and my Grandma said something like, “That’s a cool gun!” I, being in accord, asked her if she wanted to hold it, thinking to myself that she’d probably say no. To my surprise, she happily accepted, took it out of my hands and let me take a picture of her with it. To this day, this is one of my favorite pictures of my Grandma. She had a fun and happy attitude about life and never showed any reservations about having a good time.
My Grandma loved getting her family together and every year we would all unite and celebrate Christmas by going to The Golden Corral! Needless to say, it was always a spectacular time. I love my Grandma, and while she has passed on, I know I’ll see her again someday and in the meantime I’ll have some pretty awesome memories.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Because we live in an extremely small apartment there aren't really any building projects. And while I do cook on occasion, a mauch higher and more important duty was imposed upon me. Someone needed to build a gun. I, being the good husband I am, volunteered for the job. I assembled this little ditty below using a few household tools in the proper proportions.
I haven't named it yet, but feel free to leave a comment suggesting a name.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
- Date: October 22, 2009
- Location: Sam Boyd Stadium - Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Time: Approximately 10:26 p.m. PST
- Event: U2 360 Tour
Upon arriving at the end of the row of cars and semis we saw a hullabaloo going down and we knew It. Was. On.
We weren’t quite sure what was on but I quickly identified a man Bono referred to during the concert as “William Jefferson Clinton.” Yes, that’s right, less than 30 feet away from us was the infamous Bill Clinton. I yelled to him, “Hey Bill,” and waved in a “what’s-up-dude” way.
When I did this the second time Mr. Clinton looked over at Emi and I and proceeded to walk towards us. About five seconds later Bill shook our hands and told Emi he liked her Franz Ferdinand shirt. We chatted for a few seconds, I poked him in the chest and Emi asked if we could take a picture with him. He agreed, a secret service agent appeared out of nowhere and snapped a photo.
It turns out the camera was on video but luckily I was able to get this picture out of the video.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I think it’s fitting that my first blog be of my New Year’s activities. I woke up New Year’s Eve wondering what I would do that evening. No plans had been made and I was later contacted by a friend, Neal, who suggested we have an impromptu crab boil. So. We. Did.
After work, I went to Smiths, picked up an assortment of crab boil necessities and headed home to prepare.
It turned out terrific (even on such short notice) and needless to say, a good time was had by all. We also played some serious Catch Phrase and I didn’t suffer bodily injuries this time.
We also had delicious Fondue.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This is a story about how I obtained the nickname Four Bagger and it ended with what I would call an exciting display of emotion. Now I'll Tarantino it and tell you how we arrived at this end.
Last Thursday, my friend Leif Dixon was in town. I got a call from my bro-nameth, Mike, telling me we were all going bowling. Because Emi was preoccupied with school tasks, I headed out alone.
Upon arriving at Olympus Bowl, I paid for two games and tried on my shoes. They fit perfectly - as perfectly as rental shoes can. I felt good. I got the first spare of the night. But slowly, things ceased to look good for me. My first game was far from bragable. In fact, my sister-in-law and I tied for last.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Emi and I recently had the opportunity to go to
It’s pretty impressive to see all the structures these people built long ago with only stone axes. Some of the buildings were incredibly detailed, large and hard to get to, but some how these people managed to build them.
Another mind fudging detail is that there are over 600 cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde and 4,000 ruins. We merely saw a total of 6 or 7.
Also, I realize this is the first post in ages. Life has been kind of busy, but i'm hoping to get more time to blog our summer activities in the near future.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This gun picture was taken at the MoMA, and was an artistic interpretation of the comma or something.
I'm not sure what's going on here, but I like it.
Everybody's gotta watch out for those thieves!
One of our major goals for the trip was to see a New York City Rat. We accomplished this on our last day in the subway and as an added bonus, it had mange!