Monday, February 27, 2012


remember that one kid who i used to room with? yeah, that kid
our first week here we got into our home evening groups and had to wear these.
he put it on the bedpost and i've never taken it down. i don't think i ever will.
i just emptied the trash and there were a bunch of diabetes test strips at the bottom.
i miss him, i miss nate, i miss danny, i miss austin.
all of my friends are gone.

i need to go.



i often get carried away with tiny projects. in my english class we were asked to give a two to three minute presentation on grammar. i chose to present on the dash. i'll admit, i try to use them on here and i know that i've been using them incorrectly but i love trying! anyways, back to getting carried away. i was bored on saturday and didn't have anything to do so i decided to go overboard on the presentation and make it enjoyable. take a look, peek around, educate yourself on the dash!

Friday, February 24, 2012


happy birthday, Steve!

you are my hero!
i love this picture of you!
you've changed my world!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


i need more music in my life so i've decided to learn one of my favorite songs.
this song has more meaning in the first verse than every song on the radio for the past year combined.

by now you should know that i love Apple. and you should be ashamed if you haven't realized how much i love Coldplay. so it was a great day in september when Apple was announcing the new lineup of iPods and Steve invited Chris on stage to perform a few songs. i will always remember the first time i heard this song, and i'm sure those around me at the lunch table will, too. i miss my friends. nate especially.

Monday, February 20, 2012


really? three? why?
night skiing with nate
making my favorite dessert

Thursday, February 16, 2012


am i excited?
excited doesn't begin to describe it.
am i nervous?
what's there to be nervous about?
am i anxious?
to get out of here and serve? yup!
am i ready?
ready as i'll ever be.

yeah yeah yeah, i know. i don't leave for another 4 months or so, but that doesn't mean i can't start counting down! and it all starts on march sixteenth. well technically it does, that's the earliest i can submit my papers. realistically it'll probably be that sunday. but still. that's just one month away. booya.


i want to do a lot of things in life.

this is one of them.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


my older brother, austin, has been on his mission for exactly one year tomorrow. i miss him so much! he wrote us an awesome letter today-


i love you guys more than i love gatorade, orange juice, seven layer dip stuff, manicotti, lasagna, beef stroganoff, pizza, five guys, in n out, my old rat tail, basketball, tennis, chinese chicken wings, the spurs, longhorns, digging giant holes for trampolines, 'sittin square in the chair' for dinner, dancing, singing, snapping the downstairs couch right in half on purpose, all of our amazing trips to the coolest places ever, thirty minute 'quick slicks' to get the house ready for dad to come home, watching football on a ten inch tv screen, twix ice cream bars, bajio, the rec center, swimming on the beach, chewing food loud at the dinner table, causing a 'riot', righting in the car on long trips, more than taco amigo, purple turtle, swedish fish, oreos, sugar-free gum wrappers all over the suburban, 'thrashing the house', 'checkin places off the list', worthless weekly planning on sunday night (that is not so worthless to me anymore), watching movies, sleeping outside on a concrete porch, trying to flood the basement as many times as possible, singing in roberta's choir, throwing matt's ds out the window somewhere by denver, the ocean, american eagle shopping sprees, veteran's day dinners, the twelve days of christmas, 'protein and whatever you can find in the freezer/fridge/pantry that looks healthy' shakes, and anything in the whole world. i love you guys!


love you, too, aust. love you, too. see you in eight hundred and eighty days!


i would give anything to be back in this moment.

i'm so ready to go.





Monday, February 13, 2012


i know it's late, but it's also time to wake up.


Sunday, February 12, 2012


i absolutely love my family. they are the best. period.

Friday, February 10, 2012


this totally just happened to me. in the middle of class.
i'll just pretend like prof. roper forgot my name and didn't do it on purpose.

but still- ouch!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


beautiful ui. absolutely beautiful.

i've been studying great user interfaces on my own time lately. that's what i really want to do in software- create absolutely simple interfaces that are pleasant to use and have personalities of their own. code is cool and all, but no one gets to see it! i want my work to be seen, touched, and used. i want people to feel at home in what i create. computer science + architecture

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Monday, February 6, 2012


at some point in my life i will be absolutely selfish and build myself a small home where i will run away to when i'm feeling kiddish. i will work on my favorite projects there, write my favorite stories there, and play my favorite songs there. i will make it a place that echoes my character. and just like a club house when we were still kids, i will only let my favorite person in. every person should have a small place where they can let go and offload. a place where you can be yourself on every level.

i've decided that i want to get into architecture. sadly, byu doesn't offer any architecture courses. i can't wait to fish for new schools when i get back from my mission. princeton sounds like fun. or maybe i'll just go to mit and knock out both at once.

 computer science needs to be augmented with something else. 

funny, that sounds a lot like myself.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


threaded needle in hand
nothing can stop me
i'm a sewing man


if you dig deep enough you can always find a new Coldplay song you've never heard.

i went on a spree just for you guys.
enjoy my digging.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012