Showing posts from May, 2007

Idaho... Not Like Those Common Taters

Alright, so I stole that joke... it was funny so get over it. Anyway, here are some pics from our trip to Boise. It was way fun. We hiked Bogus Basin, and then on Sunday we took pics at the temple and this park called Albertson Park. Good times, and tons of pics. But I'll just post a few of my favs.

I hope this was sufficient timing for you Chelm.

Devastation and Reform

My mom bugged me to update, and I said I would after my sister did, but then my sister did... so here it goes.
Do you ever have a period in your life that you wish you could take back and do over again? Now that you've seen the outcome, there are things you would do different, say different, have acted on? I am enduring that right now.
Don't get me wrong. I know I have a great life and I am grateful for it. The blessing of hindsight is that next time you'll learn from your mistakes and do better. That doesn't necessarily mean that you enjoy enduring the mistakes you already made once though. One of my favorite lines from the movie 13 Going on 30 is when her mom tells her she doesn't regret her mistakes because she gets the chance to make them right. I just hope I get to do that.
I was looking back at old blog posts and remembering the things that were happening in my life, and things I wanted to have happen that didn't. There was a lot of stuff I didn't mentio…

Mother I Love You, I Love You I Do...

That song is creepy isn't it? Well, today is mother's day, so I wanted to post an homage to my mother. The other day I was in the bookstore looking at mother's day cards, before coming to the remembrance that I had no money and therefore perusing them was useless.
However, I've come to a decision, I hate sappy mother's day cards. While the sentiments of the terribly written poems may be true, where would we be without our mothers? And, we really don't tell them enough how much we appreciate them, I don't think giving your mom a sappy card with a horrible poem that doesn't flow well is going to make up for waking her up in the middle of the night because you had a bad dream, those tween and teen years when you would get in fights and cry, and telling her she treated you like a child and you didn't like it... when you were 9... There were a few funny cards that I enjoyed. However, I must say, there was one that seemed especially promising from the pictu…

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

I love baseball, I concur that it is America's past time far more than basketball. Not that I don't love basketball, but lets face it, it was created by a Canadian, and it is really the world's past time along with soccer. However, I digress.
For those of you that don't know, there is controversy surrounding Barry Bonds in the baseball world right now, because he is coming very near to breaking Hank Aaron's homerun record. People are concerned as to whether or not that is fair, because he has been embroiled in controversy regarding his use of "performance enhancing drugs." Here are two articles that present two different viewpoints on this issue.
Racism and Baseball
Letter to God
My own opinion? If Bonds did use drugs he is a cheater, and it isn't fair that his name be up in the ranks with people like Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson who had to press through racial barriers to simply be able to play America's past time, a right not freely given them by …