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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Winter Wonderland


Winter Trees:

A New Fur Coat:

A Narnian lamppost:

Trees Wearing Snow Socks:

In the Trenches:

Faded Summers:

I thought that while it was snowing so much, I would document the fact that we actually got some snow. I'm not much of a photographer, but I tried to be a bit artistic..... Hopefully my photo class in 9th grade paid off.

Insanity

I just remembered a camp song that portrays my afternoon:

"I am slowly going crazy. 1,2,3,4,5,6, switch. . . . crazy slowly am I going 6,5,4,3,2,1 switch."

*with hand motions *

:D

Edit:

Explanation: Technology is stupid, and I'm getting frustrated with the label printer my daddy just bought. . . . *grumbles * at least he's taking it back! :)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Rapture, Joy, and Elation

Tonight I (finally) feel. . . .

Rapture
Joy
Elation
relief
*sigh of relief *
loved, really loved
more full of hope than
ever!


There re
ally aren't words that can give how I am feeling right now. Have you ever been worried that a really good friendship was going out the door? Did you ever feel like a faded picture, a bedtime story never to be told again? I won't keep going, mainly cuz I'm too tired to think of any more sad and depressing things. . . plus, its hard to, when you're as happy as I am, because things all changed! So suddenly! Words cannot explain how my body, mind, and soul, feel right now. It's almost a feeling of euphoria, but in a good way. It's getting late, and I can't really think of how to make this post happier. . . Just know that I am happy now. I can honestly say that. Happiness, joy, relief, rapture, elation, whatever you would like to call it..... That's Brayden.

Today I Feel. . .

awake
refreshed
in a new style
excited for snowboarding
not excited for the ACT
not as perplexed
curious
considerate
comical
headache
hungry
still hopeful
confused about what I want to do next Semester
happy
loved



Today was a much better day than yesterday. Yay! :D

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Right now I feel. . . .

perplexed and mystified
forlorn
loved
senioritis
*sigh *
like I need to talk, with my voice, and my face, not a keyboard
tired
cold
dementia
faded
like I think about things WAY TOO MUCH!





still hopeful, always have hope, always





I don't know what to do. . . . I don't know what I did. . . I don't know, I don't know, I don't know.

I'm so confused.

I don't even know if I did anything . . . I think I am freaking out.

WHY DO I HAVE TO THINK SO MUCH?!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tonight I Feel......

excited
sleepy
confident
loved
happy
not excited for the ACT
a bit stressed
enlightened


Yay! for a happy ending to a "start out bad" day! :D

This afternoon I feel. . . .

psycho
full of energy
curious
ponderous
happy
like I still need a hug
stressed
tired
thoughtful


Well, my day really got better. .. . Let's hope it'll get EVEN BETTER! woot!

This morning I feel. . . .

cold
alone
deserted
like a fading picture
like I'm going. . . going. . . gone?
confused
not excited for the ACT on Saturday
too busy
confused
tired
hungry



hopeful





What do I need to do? Why is this happening? It's only Tuesday. . .

More update on how I feel later today.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Today I feel.....

hungry
cold
tired
bogged down by school stuff
like old news
like I'm loved (if that makes any sense)
like playing a nice long game of Warcraft
like talking
like snowboarding
like riding a horse
like I need a hug
that my hair is getting too long again
weird
distant
happy


Basically, I have mixed emotions. I don't really know how to explain what I'm feeling right now. . . . Maybe I'll sleep on it tonight, eat on it later, and something will emerge . . . .

Random thought: Like the new blog change? :)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Today I Feel. . . .

. . . rested
. . . . happy
. . . . special and loved
. . . like dancing
. . . . like eating a Peanut butter Hot Fudge Oreo shake ;)
. . . . like ripping up the slops on my NEW SNOWBOARD!!
. . . . like teaching people how to snowboard
. . . . at ease about college and scholarships
. . . . like a son again, because Dad is home
. . . . broke
. . . . like I need a job
. . . . that I don't want to take the ACT next week :S
. . . . warm
. . . . excited


Today is gonna be awesome!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Quando, Quando, Quando

This is a REALLY GOOD SONG!! I did some studying and its actually Italian. Who'da thunk? I guess Italian and Spanish have lots in common. . . ;) Duh, I knew that! :)

Ahh yes, lyrics:

Tell me when will you be mine
Tell me quando quando quando
We can share a love divine
Please don't make me wait again

When will you say yes to me
Tell me quando quando quando
You mean happiness to me
Oh my love please tell me when

Every moments a day
Every day seems a lifetime
Let me show you the way
To a joy beyond compare

I can't wait a moment more
Tell me quando quando quando
Say its me that you adore
And then darling tell me when

Every moments a day
Every day seems a lifetime
Let me show you the way
To a joy beyond compare

I can't wait a moment more
Tell me quando quando quando
Say its me that you adore
And then darling tell me when

Oh my darling tell me when
And then darling tell me when
Oh my darling tell me when
Oooooh ooooh oooh weeeeoooeoeoe

Mmmmmm, the memories, the good times :) haha

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bubbly

So I just read the lyrics to this song that a friend told me about. . . well, actually she didn't but I saw that she had it for her ring tone on her phone, so I wanted to look into it. . . I REALLY like this song, but I dunno if I'll buy it yet, becuase I need to watch on my $ spending. :P Oh well, maybe tomorrow. :) haha!

Good night!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Blog!!

Hey All y'all! I made a new blog called: "Top Fives According to a Guy and His Friends." Its basically a top 5 list for anything. Anyone is invited to post to it, just let me know so I can invite you! Check it out:


http://whatsyourtop5.blogspot.com/



YAY!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Dancesport!!!

Well guys . . . today is the day we've been waiting for. After a few weeks of practicing EVERYDAY, Hannah and I will dance in the competition. We're pretty good, but only dancing for fun. If we make something, it'll just make the whole experience better! I'll have updates after the dance. . . Good luck Hannah!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween

So, my costume isn't finished yet, but here are some updated photos. Enjoy!


Saturday, October 27, 2007

The American College Test

I'm off to take the ACT. . . right no. Hopefully I do well. *crosses fingers*

Friday, October 26, 2007

Hormones

Today I've officially decided that I hate teenage hormones. . . . . Good thing its Friday and the term ends today, so that we all can get back to our normal lives. . . .

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My "End of Term" Vent

Hey All y'all! Here's my vent for the end of the term. This is basically copy pasted from my article (in fact, it is) which will appear on Thursday, so be glad you don't have to wait that long.

And now, the feature presentation!

I’m going to just come straight out and say this, as bluntly as I can, because I can say it bluntly. The “last week of the term” is the worst. There seems to be a cloudy haze that covers everything when it’s the last week of the term. We’ll call it the “Haze of Misfortune,” for lack of a better word. It seems that in the last week of the term, there will always be one gigantic assignment due, or even a group project, along with some type of essay in English. I call this the “ Essay Without Fail Principle.” On top of that, as hard as you try, your grades still will drop, no matter how well you did on that last test. So you are struggling to do as much extra credit and make up work to attempt to bring your grades up, but it just doesn’t seem to work. To add to the rush of things, there will usually be a band/orchestra/choir concert during that week. By the end of the week, you’ve lost a considerable amount of hair, due to pulling it out by your own free will.

If you haven’t picked it up yet, I’ve just described my last week of the first term of my senior year. Yeah, I may be whining just a little bit, but it’s all for a good cause right? I mean, I’m not the only one going through this. So are all the other seniors in my class. Maybe, these are pre-symptoms of senioritis? I’m not sure. What’s the best part about the last week of the term? Having it end, and starting brand new again the next week. Lets hope I make it that far. May the “Winds of Term Two” blow away the “Haze of Misfortune” to all my readers. Have a great day.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ahhh The Memories. . . . .

I just found some videos of Jam Camp and thought I'd post one. This is a band I played in, and we got to solo with Wycliffe Gordon!!!!! AHHHH!! :)

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This one is of master bassist Brain Bromberg, this is CRAZY STUFF!!



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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Coyote Gulch, The 4 Day Hike!

Okay peeps, this has been a much needed post, with lotsa pictures and lots of stories. I'ma try to remember everything that happened over fall break, so bear with me.


Coyote Gulch, its a marvelous place, down south, near Escelante. In other words, the river that carved the gulch flows into Lake Powell. Now you know where we are headed.
So we started our drive, about 6 hours. This is what we looked like:



After driving for 6 hours, it was time for sleep. We all layed down our tarps, and snoozed. Bro. Derricott is still pretty excited, as you can see.



Walking up the next morning was no big deal, we were all excited.



Ahhh, nothing like a Southern Utah sunrise!



As we were cleaning up camp, Kaika decided to roll up his mat, and what did we find, a centipede, that was no joke, about a foot long. Yay for creepy huge bug number one.




Surprisingly enough, we were the only Utah license plates at the trail head parking lot. Remember this Iowa plate, because we'll come back to it. . .



After hiking a while, you come to a ledge, where if your pack is too big, it must be lowered off the cliff in order to fit through "the crack." Here we are lowering our packs, and going through the crack. The picture of the random guys? They are the Iowa guys! Don't worry, I told them I took a picture of their plates. :)






Another beautiful pose by Brayden. (not)



This is a log in a tree that we did NOT put there, but a flash flood did. It gives great comfort as to what I would look like if a flosh flood got a hold of me.



Anyone for espresso? or Muddy water? All I'll say is Yay! For filters and pumps.



My first, freezing, wet, cold step in the water.



We found some quicksand, and it was really bizzare to play in. I didn't think it really existed.



Just watch the video. Its more quicksand stuff.

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Kevin, our leader decided it would be fun to play with us in the sand. Little did he know that the air pocket underneath would pop and he'd get stuck really far in. It got kinda scary there for a second!



My hobbit feet. Don't worry, I didn't do the whole hike barefoot like Frodo.




Again, just watch the video. It was pretty crazy!


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Here, we are preparing the boiling water for dinner, and there's nothing like the smell of boiling water for stir the senses.



This is called beef stroganaff. . .



Josh pretending to puke beef stroganaff. . . actually it wasn't THAT bad.



All I'll say is Kung Pao Chicken. . . ewwww



This one is me really puking, after the breakfast of scrambled eggs. Only joking, but I did NOT like the eggs. They tasted like cardboard.



The joy of filtering water out of mud. . .



We did see some cool Indian Paintings though. . .



This is our little campsite, viewed from the Indian Paintings.



Coyote Arch, we hiked under it. . .duh.



Just a cool picture of water cutting rock.




Jacob Hamblin arch, the biggest piece of rock I have ever seen in my life.



Cool bug number two, a big, hairy, tarantula!



Me and the infamous Out n' Back canteen, that Hannah still needs to get so we can be twinners.



And yet again, more filtering. I just realized that I spent a lot of time doing that. . .



These next few photos are a series of me literally climbing out of the canyon.





This is my " That was easy, whats your problem climbing out of the canyon?" face.



I decided to take a risk, and climb out onto a ledge and take a picture of me with some huge rock. You can't even comprehend how big this all is. My camera lens wasn't big enough to get everything.



This is a view of the tiny river, from where I was standing in the photo above.



Walking out. . .






Funny story here: After spending two nights upside down in the rubbermaid container, Jam had enough and decided to go "AntiGravity." Note how the bottom is empty and the top is full.



My "Morning" pose. (Ummmmmm......)



We hiked a slot canyon called Spooky, and this is a picture of my feet against the wall. That big white thing is my belly and its only about 3 inches from the other wall. My back is right up against slick rock. . . Really tiny!



Steve was a little bit to big to go through sideways, so he got to crawl. I just wedged myself in the slot above him and took a picture. . .



A tiny crawlspace. . .




And sadly enough, this is when my camera died! *is crying* But Brother Derricott took a lot more photos in the slot canyon and he said he get them to me. I may or may not put them on my blog.

Overall, the trip was AMAZING! It was so diverse, but it was really tiring, and I'm glad to be home. I think that if I didn't see red rock or sand for the rest of my life, I'd probably be just fine. Lets do it again sometime!! WOOT WOOT!