Shakespeare? Seriously, why did I stop reading that guy's stuff. He's pretty brilliant. And, for the most part, writes good plays.

Mrs. Shultz had us read Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade. I remember I liked it so much I asked her if I could buy the copy she had lent me out of the class set. She told me I could only buy it if I had lost it. I remember looking at her and hesitating. 'I lost it' I said. She smiled and I think I paid her the three dollars.

Anyways, I got kind of back into this Shakespeare kick because the other night I went and saw a comedy where they parodied a lot of his plays. Funny as it was, there was a monologue from Hamlet they performed that I had somewhat forgotten about.

I'm not a huge fan of placing Shakespeare in different time periods, but I liked this one. Hope you do too.



No Soliciting

Since when has giving your personal information and life away for free online become super cool? I'm tired of it. I didn't like you in high school, I still don't; and I promise I don't want to know how many children you have or anything else for that matter.

...Now this isn't directed at anyone specifically, just a hypothetical bothersome acquaintance that I'm sure I've come across in my travels.

So now the blog is invite only, because I feel better about it. Now I feel like I could actually tell stories about what's going on rather than just abstract wierd thoughts.

Here's to privacy.


Back In The Saddle

It's been nearly a month since I came back to the deseret desert. I remember looking out the car window as we drove home from the airport, wondering if this was really 'spring'. I've grown a little more accustomed to the dry and brittle things here. But when the low lying clouds roll in, and the rain starts falling, In my heart of hearts I'm back in the Seattle streets. I miss the smell of the Sound and that damp asphalt we traversed day after day.

Lucky for me there are a lot of things to love back home, as well. The adjustment has been interesting; many things I grew accustomed to are gone, and there are things I have never taken notice of that hold my interest. Staying busy has been important for a lot of different reasons...also, Australian Rules Football.

So here's what has been happening lately:

Got this running again, what a relief.

I've been out with friends lately, enjoying the outdoors.

Volunteered to help Rob at the State Convention (Like He Needed It). And ran into Orrin Hatch, who seems to be a decent guy.

This old fence is in Harper Ward, on Clayton's Land. It was built poorly, So I'm fixing It.

I've been able to catch up with old friends, on this occasion we went to a Choir Broadcast in Salt Lake. We got to hear the prophet speak, super-cool.



This Evening, Dad, Dennis and I made a trip to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. The place was teeming with life, and we had a good time taking pictures and peering at things through binoculars. I snapped a few pictures with my Point and Shoot.

Looking across the marsh

Warm skies made the setting all the more pristine

One of the feathered residents of the refuge

Dennis, enjoying the birds and the breeze

The lone moon above, and a lone pelican below

Part of the Pelican Pool

The sun slipping out of sight