Saturday, May 28, 2011


So there is something about the word Zion that makes me really excited. We are taught and we believe that Zion is a place of unity, where every one works together for a common cause in building the kingdom of God, as well as blessing all God's children.

I think of working together. Service. Happiness. Protection. People and Purpose (two things that as a blue personality I love and live for.)

Just real quick take a look at this video. It is one of my favorite to watch and motivate me to have faith and hope for the future.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A song you just have to hear

So I may be cheating, but I was reading one of the four blogs I read and it was so unique and great that just real quick I want you to take a look at it and listen to the song.

Death, Taxes, and Finals

Can I just say, real quick, that for the life of a college student there is no escaping Death, Taxes, AND Finals.

The bane of my existence.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ninja Domination

We had a ward party tonight and it was one of the best activities I have had in a long time.

There were free snow cones, mike and ikes, and did I mention swedish fish? What could be better than that? Normally I would say nothing, but we also played around ten or fifteen games of Ninja Domination. People whah-ing, hiyaw-ing and destruction all over the place it was so intense.

Oh, and did I mention Ninja Domination is one of my all time favorite games in the world. I get so into it and am fairly good.

In my last ward I got second place in a Ninja Domination tournament and have the numb chucks to prove it.

Tonight I won every round.

Didn't see that one coming did you?....Neither did they.

Toilet Paper Dodge ball

Just real quick, here is a fun game to play.

We played it at Family Home Evening. It is called Toilet Paper Dodge Ball. Just get a bunch of rolls of toilet paper, divide into teams and let 'em loose.

Try not to get hit.

If you catch it you can't let any of the toilet paper touch the ground.

Monday, May 23, 2011

O, negative

I am working as a phlebotomist and donor processor at a plasma center at the moment, and just real quick, here is a great story of my first traumatizing experience.

I went out to the floor to do a set up and stick to help the phlebotomists the other day. (They were backed up.) I went out and did a great set up and stick, then someone asked me to do their stick, I went over and did it and he started flowing fantastically. I documented everything and set the chart down and his machine starts beeping, "No Flow." Beep....Beep. Ok, okay. I take the tape off the needle and push the needle in a little farther and he starts flowing fantastically again. I wait a second and then reach over to grab some new tape.

As I do so I accidentally pull the needle out of his arm and blood starts flowing everywhere! Holy cow! One hand has the needle and I'm holding it away from anyone, and my other is putting pressure on his arm. I can't reach the gauze pads or the machine, and I don't know what to do.

I call for help, and get it all taken care of and get a new needle and re-stick him in the other arm.

In the meantime blood has pooled all over the floor, my shoes, and is all over my lab coat.

Oops, sorry mister.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Just real quick, here is a fun experiment:

Without using your any of your other digits, try to touch your pinky with your pointer finger on the same hand. It is really hard and I can't do it.

Now try it with the help of your opposable thumbs. It works that way.

I love being human.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

One word at a time

In church the other week, (it was a testimony meeting), a brother went up to the front to share a scripture that he loved. He then began to read carefully each word of the scripture as he struggled to read it.

It was unique to see him work his way through the verses and then say, "I really know thats true."

I have since started reading my scriptures one word at a time and occasionally out loud.
Just Real Quick, Try reading them from the perspective of the prophets who wrote them, and tell the stories.