Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Artistic talent is genetic

I have always wondered if artistic talent is genetic. I have wondered many times if my amazing artistic talent just came out of nowhere or if my parents were responsible. Is artistic talent nature or nurture? Do children draw like their parents or do they develop and change based on their experience and training. These questions have puzzled my mind until recently when I found my progenitors priceless precious painting displayed here. You can now answer those questions for yourself.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Angels Landing

I took to meditating 5772 ft. above sea level on the highest point of angels landing. more details to follow

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A new level of abstract art!!

Skiing at Alta for free

About 6 months ago my brother told me how you can ski for free at Alta ski resort. He told me that the sunnyside lift is free everyday after 3pm. Michelle had a goal to learn how to ski this season and so I was excited to take advantage of the free 1.5 hours of skiing which is the perfect amount of time for a beginner to learn without getting discouraged, cold and/or hurt and more importantly the teacher doesn't have time to express intense frustration or impatience. We ended up going about 5 times this season (for free) and Michelle has become a good skiier. To illustrate, yesterday we went up and in blizzard conditions Michelle decided to tackle a blue (medium) run. All I have to say right now (until I get her permission to publicly describe what really happened) is she did really well even when she couldn't see due to the fog and snow. Great ending to a good season

Monday, April 6, 2009

best easter egg hunt (church activity)

so we had an easter egg hunt

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

March 2009 Review

Well it is that time of the month again. I go through my calendar and expenses and ask myself what I did or didn’t accomplish in the last month and then I try to figure out how to make the next month better. This usually consists of a commitment to spend less, train for the upcoming race (this time the ragnar relay), work smarter at my job, be kinder to my best friends, go to bed earlier and get up earlier, home teach every single person (even those that don’t return my phone calls), read more, and eat healthier.

So where did March go? I’ll sum it up in a few words. Choir Practice, Volunteering at Draper Temple, skiing, new business ideas, church basketball, U of U gymnastics tournament, National Dancesport Championship, blogging, starting to study for the GMAT , painting, planting peas, and of course a lot of Valcom work both day and night.

I have learned that I feel a lot more productive in the car when I listen to a book on CD. This month I listened to “Presidential Courage” which went through all the presidents of the United States from the beginning and described situations where they had to go against the popular opinion to do what was right for the nation. I recommend it but just know that although the content was interesting, the reader was a little dry and hard to listen to.

Some random things I learned; people react very differently to abstract art, when I am stressed I clean my room and car, it is possible to study for one month and get over a 700 on the GMAT, I like V8 fusion, Kyoto’s is still the best Japanese restaurant in town, is an interesting way to blog surf (but beware lest ye waste time), how to prune a pear tree, how to sell your art, that I can throw the cup, that you use to pour laundry detergent, into the washer with the clothes and it comes out perfectly leaving no residue around to worry about, I have a lot to be thankful for, memorizing gets easier the more you do it.

That's all for March

Favorite Family

  • Linton

Me Sleeping up at Strawberry

Me Sleeping up at Strawberry
One of my favorite things to do, even with my shoe(s) on