Saturday, July 31, 2010

"It's better to keep your mouth shut...

...and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
-Mark Twain

I went to Cafe Rio a few days after work and here's what happened:

Cafe Rio lady worker: "Hi, welcome to Cafe Rio! What can I get you?!"

Me: "Um... can I have two fish tacos with a side of guac, please?"

CRLW: "A what taco?"

Me: "A fish taco..."

CRLW: "Um... we don't have fish... we do have salmon though! Would you like that?"

Me: "Salmon is a fish..."


This reminded me of another fish/Utah experience...

My family and I went to a Joe's Crab Shack in Salt Lake City a few years ago and this is how it all went down:

Hostess: "Here's your table. Do you have any questions?"

My dad: "Yea, what's your speciality?"

Blank look from hostess

My dad: "Do you have something that everyone really likes?"

Hostess: "YES! We are famous for our BBQ crab! Its delicious!"

My dad: "Oh okay. That sounds good What kind of crab is it? Alaskan crab? East coast crab? Local crab?"

My brother and I snicker

Hostess: "Um... well... I think it's local crab. Um... no wait, yes, yes it is, IT IS local crab!"

My dad: "Oh great! That's what I thought! We'll have some of that!"

**What did I learn from these experiences? (1) Utah people don't know squat about seafood and (2) Joe's Crab Shack really does have good BBQ crab**

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"No really Court, did you see that rock?!"

This last weekend 3 of my friends (Damon, Chris, and Casey) and I headed out to Parowan to go shooting.

[Parowan shooting range]

[Clay pigeons]

[The guys showing me how its done]

Even though I didn't shoot the gun I did throw a couple of skeets, which I was pretty good at!

Next, we headed up (a couple thousand feet in elevation) to the Yankee Meadow Reservoir to go fishing.

Even though we didn't catch anything (poor guys... no dinner...) I had a great time watching my friends yell at the fish they couldn't catch (typical boys).

Since I didn't fish or shoot I was able to play around with my new camera some more. I need to figure out all the settings before I go to Alaska!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Bucket List

On July 11, 2010, the sun over Easter Island was darkened for a full 4 minutes due to a rare solar eclipse.

I should have gone. I could have been able to check 2 things off my "list".

The next total solar eclipse will happen on November 13, 2012. It will only be visible from Northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. I'm going! Who's with me?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just one of life's vicious circles

Is it wrong for me to want to hurt someone? Is it wrong for me to want to rip someones heart out of their chest? Is it wrong for me to want to cause someone else pain? Is it wrong for me to want to cause someone to cry? Is it wrong for me to want to be the reason someone is unhappy? Is it wrong for me to want to watch someone break down because of something I did or didn't do? It is wrong for me to want to sit there and smile as they cry? Is it wrong for me to want to destroy them? Is it wrong for me to want to have that kind of power? Is it wrong for me to want to have that kind of control?

How low do you have to be to want any of this? How terrible must your life be to want this? What must of happened to you? What was it that caused this?

Why was I chosen as your victim? Why was I the one you chose to play your games with? Did you see me as someone who deserved it? Did you see me as someone that could take it? Did you see me as a quest? Someone you can conquer? Someone you can destroy?

Did this happen to you once upon a time? Did someone do this to you? Did you want to know how they felt? Did you want to know what it was like?

How does it feel?

I hope it was worth it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Nazgul

Ok I'm sick of this and I don't want to talk about it any more...


I still can't believe he left!

I can't believe he went on National TV to stab Cleveland in the back like that. I still CAN NOT believe it.

The move was selfish and handled in an immature way... WHY did he keep referring to himself in the third person during the interview?

I use to respect Lebron... I respected him as a person and as a player. That all just flew out the window.

Ok I'm done.

On another note: the West just got a lot weaker (The Jazz lost two of their best players [Boozer and Korver] to the Bulls and Stoudemire went to the Knicks). So here's to the Lakers and another 3-peat!

On a happier note: Fish turned down Miami to stay with the Lakers!!

'"I have decided to continue with Kobe, continue with our teammates and the fans of Los Angeles,' Fisher said in a statement on his website. 'While this may not be the most lucrative contract I've been offered this offseason, it is the most valuable. I am confident I will continue to lead this team on and off the court. Let the hunt for six begin.'"
- Quote from

He and Kobe will go for number 6 together!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"That's another great thing about the World Cup:

Name another sport in which you genuinely want to invade other countries when you lose." -Bill Simmons

I'm addicted and I love it! Football is so entertaining!

I'm watching the Spain vs Paraguay game right now... This one's for you Gasol: GO SPAIN!