Archive for June, 2007

blue skies, smiling at me

nothin’ but blue skies, do i see

blue days, all of them gone, nothin’ but blue skies, from now on

Taken on my way home from work during one of the coldest springs on record. I didn’t really care, considering what the sky looked like. As far as I’m concerned, this is a good way to end off the week.

Have a great weekend, everybody.


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The coolest trailer mash up ever.


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Hyrum: (after dropping his donut on the floor) Ah man! Now my hands are ruined (read: “woo-ined“)

Michelle: (pause; thinking) Your hands are ruined?

Hyrum: Nah! That’s just my joke!

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Should I preface this conversation by saying that we are going to see a movie tonight so Michelle and the kids picked up some cheap boxes of candy at Wal-Mart? Or that it took place right after they had left Wal-Mart and were just starting the 20 minute ride home? I just don’t think I can do it and maintain the flow of the conversation, but without it, nothing would make sense without prompting serious and probably untrue hypotheses about our family. Oh well. I’ll just get right to the good stuff.

Hyrum: Mommy, can I please have some candy?

Michelle: No, Sweetie, the candy is for the movie.

(pause; the driving continues)

Hyrum: Mommy, can we please watch a movie?

Michelle: Sure.

(Michelle starts a movie on the car video player; pause)

Hyrum: Mommy, can I please have some candy now?

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From one of the fish tanks at the Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World. Taken during our first big family vacation (as in, we had to fly to get there) back in January 2006. There are a few more tank shots, plus plenty more from Walt Disney World, here.

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Men are rarely subjected to this kind of tampered image of beauty, but women face it beginning when they are quite young, and it follows them until the day they can finally convince themselves that it’s fake and not worth the stress (which may or may not happen in their lifetime).

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heritage heights 3

A very cool set of abandoned buildings near Wamego, KS, right off one of the main highways into town.

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