Friday, August 28, 2009

If Sarcasm Ruled the World

Courtesy of

There are a few that need to be added, but they need to be slightly edited to make appropriate for my blog.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's Good to Be Us

Nothing really big happened today. I just drove around Phoenix and hung out with a new friend. It was super low-key, but it was really one of the best days I have had for quite a while.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fun That I Wish I Had

Sometimes I wish my life was a little more like this. Minus the alcohol.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

And Now Comes Allison

So February 12th I decided I was going to write little blog posts about the girls that live over in that condo, and I typed this up. But I didn't have a picture. Now I have a video.

So now you can meet Allison (even though she hasn't lived there for a few months).

Allison really likes to ride horses. She works on one of those ranches for troubled kids. She says that they're not supposed to ask them why they are there. I don't really think that I could help myself. But I'm kinda nosy. She has the same computer as me, though I got a way sweeter deal on mine than she did on hers. She is graduating in three semesters with a bachelor's in music therapy. She got a note on her bike one day from a police officer cause she's a rebel and chains up her bike where she shouldn't. She changed wards a few months ago when she moved into a different house, which is kinda sad. The good news is that I still get to see her from time to time, though not nearly as often as I would like to. Oh yeah, and she is awesome at the violin. And just in case you don't believe me;

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Just Keep Swimming" (Nemo)

I grew up swimming almost everyday of my life. No I never took lessons, but I can swim okay. I went cliff jumping with some friends today. This is really one of my favorite activities. I love it. Then there arose the suggestion to swim to the other side of the reservoir.

Now I am in Idaho for the week. The water here is not exactly as warm as Arizona. I am also in less than good shape. I might have a little muscle tone, but as far as aerobic exercise goes I fall short.

You put these things together, along with my mediocre swimming ability, and that is one very tough half mile to swim. Well, I didn't drown. I did however puke my guts out when I got to the other side. And then lay on the rocks for twenty minutes before I trusted myself to walk back to the other side. It's funny that this morning the cliff was what I was worried about.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's Miller Time

Yesterday two of my best friends ever got married. Tyler and Ariana said there "I do's" and they were pronounced man and wife. Yes I wanted to ask for the box of tissues at the ceremony, but since neither mother cried at all, I had to man up. Even though I almost lost it when they walked in, I happened to sit in the closest seat which unfortunately kept me from seeing either of their faces during the ceremony, and that was probably the only thing that saved me. Whew.

It was an interesting experience cause even though I have been to three of my friends' weddings I haven't been around them during any of the dating process. This was different. Not only was I around them this time, I was very close to both the bride and groom. I think someone would have a hard time arguing that anyone knew the relationship better than me (outside of the bride and groom). Not to mention I love them more than anyone else.

It was funny to me though the reactions that I received. More than once people asked if I was family, and when I answered no, followed with, "Oh, so you're a friend of the groom." Cause that's what guys at weddings are, right? The funny thing is, a member of Tyler's family chimed in with, "Oh, that's Brad," as if no further explanation was needed. The exact phrase left the mouth of a member of Ariana's family a few minutes later to answer the question. I suppose I have been to family reunions, cousin's weddings, grandmother's birthdays, brother's homecomings, taken family Christmas pictures, and helped arrange pecans for pie night. So when I hear, "Oh that's Brad," it really seems like the best answer.

I am so happy for these two. I don't think there could be a better match for them. I'm so glad that they are married.

And that they are out of the mushy engagement period finally. Bleh.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wake Up Call

I really like that Bridget will call and ask for me to give her a wake up call if I am still up at four. Yes, in the morning. Though I am suffering from a bit of insomnia at the moment, I don't plan on being up for another two and a half hours. But I really appreciate her asking me.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Most Amazing Piñata Ever. And Tyler's Bachelor Party.

I went sex store shopping with Arianne today. It was pretty awesome. Turns out there a few real dirty stores in Tempe. Fascinations is a nice one. John says it's "family friendly". Anyways, it was a good time.

The highlight of the day was Phoenix Ranch Market. I figured the biggest Mexican store in the world would have a big piñata. That was a good hunch. Yes, I got this for $25. And yes, he's really that big.

The party ended up great, though I was really nervous about it. I wasn't sure who would show up and how it would go. Like nine guys showed up and we had a home run derby and grilled some burgers. Then Tyler smashed Ranchie (that's the name of the giant bull piñata, Phoenix Ranch Market's mascot).