welcome to a bunch of words i wrote down.

Friday, August 13, 2010


best iPhone app. click to download.
well this is interesting. i wonder how they feel about it.

yeah, that's debatable.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

a few sites i think are worth the time:

thatsnotcool.com

500daysofweezy.com

protectmarriage.com

Dont' Text & Drive



Please don't be stupid. It's just not worth it.


Happy Birthday President Obama.
photos from OBAMA MESSIAH




Saturday, July 31, 2010

lets be smart for a bit.



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.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

"...there's going to be times when we lose 2-3 games in a row, and it seems like the world has crashed down. You all are going to make it seem like the World Trade is coming down again, but it's not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games."
-Dwyane Wade


Does D-Wade really think that loosing a few ball games is going to be even a fraction as tragic as 9/11? Does he really think people will actually react to the Miami Heat loosing 2-3 games in a row as if terrorists have killed over 2,500 American citizens? I knew Lebron's ego was way out of whack, but I never knew Dwyane Wade was worse. Pinhead, not patriot. Those people that died, and their families and loved ones, deserve more than this, Wade, much more.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bill Withers shares my pain

Friday, July 2, 2010


as long as dirk is back in dallas i dont care what happens with the free agents

metal



woah, i can't stop watching metal music videos. viewer beware.


my thursday = your friday; my life = your entertainment


this is how BP should stop the gushing oil from ruining the gulf de mexico. its that simple.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

nobody tells frank costanza what to do

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


today i went to check some blogs but in my bookmarks menu i accidentally clicked on blackboard. it made me throw up a little bit.

Monday, May 24, 2010


if i was a seven foot, two hundred seventy pound black man i would dominate. no way would anyone come near the basket, and i would throw down hard every time i got the ball. dwight howard needs to get angry. he plays like a coward. dwight coward.
i just want everyone to understand the awesomeness of my life. the following is my schedule:
whenever: wake up
whenever: eat
whenever: workout
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
this is way beyond the summer of george

Thursday, May 13, 2010

they said i couldn't play football..i was too small
they said i couldn't play basketball..i wasn't tall
they said i couldn't play baseball at all...
and now every day of my life I BALL
- weezy f baby

Sunday, May 9, 2010

jazz


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


today i went to the temple, and it was awesome! these are some pictures i took about a week ago.


my candle broke tonight, but i fixed it. my lighter is almost out of gas, but not quite. red hot chili peppers fuel the night.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

c'mon MAVERICKS

Saturday, April 24, 2010

someone stole my phone. i'm pissed. beware chubby little kid, or stupid football guy with the annoying laugh, or really super kinda gross skinny kid. i know it was one of you. run. and. hide.

iPhone


my newest addicting game on my iPhone: Hippo Blaster. its free, and was created by a BYU student. and I dominate it everyday. in other gaming news, i have regained the top score on bubble spinner, which was formerly held by david.

diet coke


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

norman


accounting 200, my last final. it is killing me. it is sunny and 70 F outside, and i am inside listening to norm talk about managerial accounting. my revenge will not be quick, and acc 200 will not enjoy it. be ready norm, be ready.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

oh, and i guess its "uncool" to have the name of my blog be my actual name. so im taking suggestions for a "cool" name for my blog. so far all i can think of is poopface. so please help.

chuck palahniuk

i just finished reading two of chuck palahniuk's novels: invisible monsters and fight club. most are familiar with fight club due to the movie, but its a great read. actually both were awesome. chuck definitely has a very negative and dark outlook on society. in both novels he explores how trapped humanity is due to the unnecessary demands put on us by society. and in both novels the protagonist breaks free from the stupidity of life through some very dramatic changes. he also throws around the idea of power, and how we can resist it, and how it can be gained through unconventional ways. chuck's voice is very evident, which made it fun to read them back to back. so if you're looking for a summer read, pick them up.



"mass publication included less and less serious literature"
this was a quote i studied in my british authors class. it was referring to the 18th century, but it holds true today. and i am part of it.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

duke


if duke wins tonight i am going to kill david thomas mason! i refuse to allow him to win our bracket pool. partially because he flipped a coin to decide the winner of every game, and mostly just because i despise him.

Friday, April 2, 2010

bomb

look at all these tanks and stuff in Iraq. Where is it all going to go now that the US is leaving? Afghanistan? That's a TON of tanks and stuff.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

lil' wayne


weezy f baby. most legit rapper rockin my iPod right now.
fool's in jail and still rocking the beats.
"yo, keep your head up, weezy"

Friday, March 26, 2010

baylor bears

LETS GO BAYLOR! They are the key to my bracket success, because in my pool, no one has them advancing past the Sweet Sixteen (except David, and his bracket is just straight stupid), and I have the Bears going to the Final Four! I really need them to make up for Syracuse's lost last night, and Kansas' humiliation last week. I have Kentucky winning it all, and they are looking strong, but West Virgina is going to be a tough team to beat as they also have been on a roll.

Monday, March 22, 2010

brooksley born

Saturday night I went to F Stop Cafe in Provo to discover my new musical obsession! Brooksley Born played their debut concert and first album release! I bought the cd, and have been listening to it non-stop. They have only been together for 4 months working hard to get the cd done. They were great live performers, letting their personalities come through on stage. It was fun to watch them, and personally, I think their music is better live! If you hurry to their website you can download their cd for free!! But you better hurry!! And if you happen to stop by F Stop Cafe, buy an Italian Soda, they are really good.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

michael loyd jr.

Michael Loyd Jr. is the man. 'nuff said. He dominated Florida today, giving the Cougs a huge boost. It was an amazing game, a true thriller. I watched it in the Student Athlete Building and the energy there was great.

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

sonnet

One of my professors has started a blog, Open Source Sonnets, in which he is going to attempt to write a sonnet every day, or at least post an old classic sonnet. When I took his class a few semesters ago I had to analyze two of his sonnets, and was very impressed by both, especially because he wrote them on his bus ride into work. As he explains in the introduction to his blog, he once wrote a sonnet everyday for almost four years, almost 1,200 sonnets. He invites all that visit his blog to post comments, and says "Whatever poem posted here is free/for you to imitate, adapt, or take;/ whatever line or stanza you may see/ is open, let it leaven what you bake./ Improve, revise, or parody at will;/remix, repost, be playful with your skill!"

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.

I
Through
Blue
Sky
Fly
To
You.
Why?
Sweet
Love,
Feet
Move
So
Slow.

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

CONFERENCE '10

What an amazing week. First, thanks to all the fans and family that have supported us all season long. Thanks to everyone that came for cheering hard and pumping us up this week! Congrats to the women's team for winning Conference yet again. They gave a hard fight and deserved the win.

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

MWC CHAMPIONSHIP




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

mavs


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

Ahhh Universtiy Police

I had another, more fun, encounter with the BYU Campus Police last night. A few of us (the others will remain unnamed) went out and about on Valentine's Eve water ballooning. We were looking especially for couples and had some great luck. Our first trip out was good, but we really struggled with our aiming. We reloaded and went out again for another go-round. As we took our second trip to the dorms we saw a group of guys playing basketball. I backed my truck into the parking lot to make for a quick escape, and we unloaded a few balloons at the guys. We then flew out of the dorms parking lot and were being followed by a Dodge Caravan. I sped away, cut through a Chevron parking lot and then made a quick right trying to lose the van. Then I saw the lights, yep the van was actually an unmarked BYU Campus Police car. I pulled over and then two more campus police squad cars came for backup. Once we all realized that it was only campus police, and not the ever so hard provo police, we all felt at ease. I now have a date with the Provo City Justice Court for March 29th. The officers were actually pretty cool and I'm hoping to make it into the "Police Beat" of the Daily Universe. All and all another action packed evening on the streets of Provo~~

Friday, February 12, 2010

HALO


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

Stitches



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.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Nuggs Game

Tonight was an eventful night in wonderful Utah. Luckily I had an excuse to get out of Provo and go to the big city, SLC! To celebrate Michelle's birthday, we all went to the Jazz-Nuggets game. Now, don't get me wrong, I hate the nuggets, but I also despise the Jazz. It was a tough call as to who I was going to root for. However, in the end I decided to go in favor of the birthday girl's team, and cheer for the nuggets (however I still wore my Mavericks shirt to the game!). Jazz fans are about as classless as UofU fans. We sat behind a family of two parents, 3 young children and an infant. As we all took our seats the mom turned to us and yelled "Denver Sucks". Then throughout the entire game she proceeded to yell, accompanied by her eldest son of probably 10 years. They seriously reminded me of an exorcism movie, completely possessed and yelling bloody murder. She was actually more entertaining than the game, as denver was about 10 points behind the entire game. Still tons of fun. Tomorrow, while wearing my Cowboys shirt, I'll be cheering for the Colts because Austin Collie is my homeboy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Campus Police

Today I had a run-in with the BYU Campus Police. It was a most enjoyable experience as always. My offense: crossing the street when the cross walk flashed the stop hand signal. I know, its an absolutely heinous crime and I should have been punished severely. Luckily I was with a dumb ass friend who tried to run and then completely mocked the officer to his face. The officer let me go so he could deal with my friend. Just a side note, my friend got away with a written warning. That's right, he actually got a written warning for crossing the street. And university police wonder why nobody respects them. It was such a fun experience that I am going to try and find another opportunity to provide something for university police to do. Maybe next time I'll ride my bike on the sidewalk or do something even crazier, like throw a snowball at someone. I should be locked up for just thinking about it!