Monday, May 28, 2007

birthday boy

So it was this guys birthday yesterday (that is his birthday present from me in is hand. It is the official trakker vs. monster 100 oz. Maverick truckers mug).

He turned this many years old.

Jessica made this funfetti cake -- it was so good.

Happy Birthday Geek!

Friday, May 25, 2007

tip-a-canoe and tyler (eric) too or the return of creeky

with the foreknowledge that it was going to be a beautiful friday. We tied Natasha's heirloom canoe onto the Honda Element and drove up to Deer Creek Resevoir for some good ol' recreation. Man those Elements sure are handy:

When we arrived I was left behind during a trip to the potty and was promptly demoted to the carrier of life jackets.

When we got there, our first mission was to rescue our $1.05 inflatable globe. We told ourselves that we were on a mission to save the world.

The Union side of the boat: Jessica and Natasha

The confederates: Me (unshaven with my new $1.05 glasses) and Eric (attempting to show me up with his muscles)
We were talking about swimming, but instead decided to sleep and eat cheez-its. I'd say we made the right decision. We also spun stories about Creeky, the half deer half fish monster that roams these waters.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

germany to germany

So if anyone was wondering where I was last week, I was in germany. I went to work on a film with a friend and one of my professors. Here are some pictures (sorry, there are no pictures of me):

I thought I would be staying with families, but I actually got my own room at a little hotel in a nearby village Bosleben. I liked my room, it came with my own bathroom and a television perfect for watching Zoolander in German.

That whole metal thing is the flusher. Finally I can flush with power.

So the film is about a church in Dornheim where Bach was married. A professor from the BYU goes there every now and then to record cds and give conserts. The people in the area were really hooked on Bach.

Here are my partners in crime.
This is the path that Bach walked on when he got married.

Cole, now famous from MTV2:

Paul -- nice, but can be kind of stinky (especially after Bratwurst).

Professor Cutri, stealer of my iPod.

We were fed by an awesome family, the Poppitz'. This is their dog Amadeus (so I guess they like Mozart, too)

The front entrance of the church in Dornheim:

The church:

An awesome radio:

After we finished the film, we had one day in Frankfurt before we went home. I didn't know what to see, but ended up seeing some churches:

and this rotating table

and some more churches:

Really the churches were the only old buildings standing. Everything else was destroyed in the war. I kind of went everywhere in Frankfurt with a guilt complex -- I didn't mean to destroy all of your architectural history.

Chris gives money to the worst statue guy in history.

I liked this building, they sing opera in it.

Well, that was my trip. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them because I am bad at documenting such adventures.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Pop Rocks!

So as most of the Pop Rocks were graduating (myself not included), we played one of our last shows. The food was delicious (thank you Cox's) and it was great to have many people there who have supported us over the years. We played in the most beautiful venue imaginable, with the entire Utah Valley below us waiting to swallow us whole.

Then when the night came we were still playing. People kept yelling requests (I have a strong suspicion that these people were Cox parents) so we obliged them. All in all, it was a really fun and wonderful night.