Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Goat Show On Timp

Yesterday while Bre was doing a project for school I decided to hike Timpanogos along with the rest of Utah County. We forgot there was no BYU game so apparently all of the zoobies needed something to occupy their time. I have never seen so many people in wilderness on cellphones before. With that being said I guess it's a good thing that their not sitting home watching TV. The leaves were changing into bright colors and the air was cool which made for a beautiful fall day.

Just on the summit there was easily over 50 people. If you look close most of them will be on cellphones.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Big Race

Last weekend was the Top of Utah Marathon and to show our support for Todd and Ash, we decided to run the 5K (23 miles shorter than what they ran). Congrats Todd and Ash for making it the entire race without dying... quite the accomplishment.

The 5K was a big feat for me, since I started off the summer without the ability to run around the block before getting a massive side-ache (you know the kind that cut off your breathing...). Although Ty and Nate left us in the dust before we could even start running, Miranda, Kell, Hatee and I had a mostly enjoyable race. Hatee even took first place in her division. Nice job, Hatee! Hopefully next year we'll be shooting for the half-marathon.
And to top it off, matching team Murdock shirts.. Love it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sarah or Tina?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Contrast (as told by one side)

Today in my British Literature class we were studying the French Revolution and how it influenced Great Britain and its literature. My professor had us look at this picture drawn by Thomas Rowlandson in 1792 that was used as British propaganda against the revolution. Many of the upper class citizens in Great Britain were against the French Revolution and they began posting pictures like this one on the windows of stores so that the lower working class (those that couldn't afford to buy propaganda) could see how "horrible" the French were. So.... why did this make the blog cut?

I was thinking about how this related to politics today and how funny it is that political parties become so one-sided and extreme. As you watch commercials, read e-mails, or watch the news, it's hard to know what to believe because all of the politicians are typically going to tear down the other party. What I've decided is rather than believe everything I hear, I need to research it myself in order to find the "truth" behind the political schemes. No matter which party you are going to vote for this November, try to find out the facts. Don't rely on sources from the other party to sway your opinion. For all you know, it could be bogus just like this British propaganda. So ask yourself the same simple question the British asked; which is best?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slacking on Westwater

We have been in school for about two weeks now and have already needed a break... I'm pretty sure that's not a very good beginning to the semester. For some reason, Tyler and I tend to be easily stressed out, so it's nice when we can take a break from our school, work, homework routine. I feel like a huge slacker since we have only been in school for such a short period of time but I guess there's no better way to slack then on a river trip.  For some video footage of the big adventure, see Brian's blog

Monday, September 1, 2008

Veggin' Out

Tyler has never been a big vegetable eater, but I think we've finally discovered how to get him to eat and ENJOY them. He's been helping his mom in her vegetable garden and it has been really fun to "live off the land." He is actually excited to eat fresh steamed carrots for dinner, which is highly unusual.

I still haven't been able to convince him to put tomatoes on his bacon sandwhiches, but we're taking baby steps.