Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The last words of George Washington:
"...the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another...It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another."
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?"
"...cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible; avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace...avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt....it is essential that you...bear in mind, that towards the payments of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not...inconvenient and unpleasant..."
"It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world..."
"...avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty."looks like we've done nothing that he would have wanted. I find hope in the wise words of Michelle MacKay (Kathryn Erbe) who said in D2: The Mighty Ducks, "that compared to other countries, America is still young, still forming its own identity. America is a teenager just like you... A little awkward at times, but always right there on the verge of greatness."
So maybe we'll grow out of it. Mature a little bit, realize that our parents were actually right.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
whenever: watch 3 hours of sportscenter
whenever: eat some more
whenever: chill pool side for 5 hours
whenever: eat again
whenever: chill fat when everyone comes home from work/school
whenever: do what i want
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
went to the jazz game 3 last night. i'm used to heartbreaks so it wasn't too horrible, but still. the entire game was awesome, everyone was going crazy and the energy in the stadium was out of control. jazz played a good game, just couldn't come through at the end.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I believe that there are different levels of Diet Coke, and there are a number of factors that go into determining how amazing a Diet Coke is. 1. What is your need for a DC? Sometimes you have one just because, but other times it is satisfying your deepest desires, while other times you are just fueling your addiction. Sometimes you drink a DC to get you through the day, other times just because you are thirsty. Sometimes the food you are eating requires a DC, like BBQ or Mexican food. Right now I'm drinking one because I just want to. 2. Is it from a can, plastic bottle, or fountain? My preference is Fountain, then can, then plastic bottle. My DC is from a Fountain. 3. If it is from a fountain, where did you get it? Sonic is known for their delicious drinks, however some places seem to dilute their fountain drinks. This is unacceptable, and I can always tell when a DC has been tampered with. If you're drinking a canned or bottled DC, how cold is it? is it freshly opened or has it been opened for sometime? Has it been in a glass with melting ice, which is another way DC's can be diluted. My Diet Coke is from Pita Pitt, and it is delicious. 4. What kind of ice, if any is cooling your tasty beverage? Obviously the little cubed ice is best, like Sonic's. Crushed ice is the worst, because it melts so fast. My ice is the traditional sliced ice common at most restaurants. 5. What is the end result of the Diet Coke. There is really only one answer for this, which is "I feel better than I did before!" But how much better do you feel? As I am coming to the end of my beloved Diet Coke, I can already feel the results: my day has been made, the sun seems brighter, life seems sweeter, and I am complete. While there is no such thing as a "bad" Diet Coke, there are different levels, the lowest starting at Awesome and from there, the sky is the limit as to how great a DC can be!!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Now we face Kansas St. tomorrow which will be a hard game. My bracket as of now is struggling a bit, but I'm hoping for a strong day tomorrow. In my pool, I'm tied for last with David, who flipped a coin for every single match -up. But tomorrow I'm planning on making my move into the heat of the battle with Brent and Christian. I have huge plans for Baylor, and have Kentucky winning it all against Kansas in the championship.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
In his first posted sonnet he talks about the fear that many writers, myself included, have towards sonnets; which is conforming to the form, or "rules" of sonnets. Recently in my Creative Writing class we had a discussion about how rules are meant to be broken, and if broken with purpose and intent, can lead to beautiful results. One popular example of this is the poemThe Aeronaut to His Lady by Frank Sidgwick.
While this does follow the rhyme scheme and other such "rules" of sonnets, it is not written in iambic pentameter. I don't intend to teach an English lesson here, but this can easily be argued to be a sonnet, and I find it pretty cool. Needless to say I am hoping to find some inspirational sonnets from his blog. You should check it out!
Monday, March 1, 2010
The men's team finished off the regular MWC dual-meet season 0-5. It was a rough season littered with injuries to some of our key swimmers. However the team really came together and swam as a team of one this year and we managed to finish 3rd at MWC Championship. This was one of the greatest meets I have every been a part of, and am so proud of the men's team. We really had to fight for every point, and I know that we scared a few teams and surprised EVERYONE! What an awesome way to end a hard season.
Well, now that swimming is over (at least for a few weeks) I am looking forward to sleeping in, staying up late, and most of all DIET COKES!!! Most of the guys on the team and myself gave up sodas on Saturday September 12, 2009. Thats about 6 months without any soda! It was hard, but well worth it, and now I appreciate diet cokes more than ever.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships begin this Wednesday at 6:00 in Oklahoma City. After a long season I am ready to rock n' roll, and get revenge on some teams (and people). I am looking forward to some fast swims from everyone, but I think this will be a great meet for our freshmen to really step up and prove themselves. Everyone is pumped up and ready to go. We leave tomorrow morning and will be returning to Provo Sunday night. I will keep updates on how everyone swims throughout the week on my twitter account: johnck22. Wish us luck as we go into the final meet of the season!!! GO COUGS!!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I am super excited about the mavs new acquisitions! I figured they would lose to the hot OK Thunder, but now I am worried about their next game against the Suns. Hopefully the home crowd will help out, but it might be some time before the team regains momentum and is adjusted to the new guys. Now I really want T-Mac to go to NYC before thursday, which would allow for two big-shot free agents to go to the Knicks (like Lebron and David Lee or Dwayne Wade, or even better, Lebron and Chris Bosh).
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
On Friday night the girls team had a "Celeb Party" and so the Men's Team had a HALO Party. We had three tv's (kinda hard to see in the photo, but there are three!) and a bunch of fun. Unfortunately for the girls some jerks decided to throw water balloons at them. What a shame!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Well on Thursday night we swam the U of U. I probably shouldn't say anything else, but that I totally agree with what Max Hall said, and the U proved it on Thursday. I got 5 stitches in my right hand because I took my frustration out on a soap dispenser in the showers. If you're dying for deets (Zach), give me a call or message me and I'll fill you in.