Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thanks Soapers!!

I wanted to send Soaps an email because she persuaded her mom and dad into sending me a package. But, I realized I didn't have her email so I decided to dedicate this post to her and her parents. Soaps sent the package because I am her favorite uncle. See?

There you have it folks. Direct from the baby herself. Anyways, the contents of the package included: a red monster homie, some Hersey's candies, some pimple candy, some gum, a red wig, and a miniature bowling game. Here is a picture of me modeling the above mentioned goodies:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Deseret Industries

I went to DI Saturday morning with some pals and gals. More like pal and his gal and her gal roommates. That was the earliest I've woken up on a Saturday in a long time. Anyhoo, whilst there, I was able to find my complete Halloween costume. I am being AJ Mclean from the Backstreet Boys. The other four members are being portrayed by other guys. My costume includes: a white tank top, black track pants, and some white leather high top Converses which I am super ecstatic about. I am also growing a moustache as AJ likes to style a goatee. I will probably use an eyelash makeup brush thingy on the facial hair that'll be there to make it dark (thanks for the idea Lisa!).
At DI, I also purchased the following: a pair of short shorts, some sweet pseudo moccasin sandals, a black/baby blue wool hat (complete with poof on top), and some movies. All in all I'd say twas a good run.
Expect pictures of the 'Backstreet Boys' sometime, so you can see the awesome costumes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Haunted Mill

Tonight, our ward, the BYU-Idaho 60th ward of the BYU-Idaho First stake, had a ward activity where we went to a haunted house in Teton, ID. It's called 'The Haunted Mill' and has been in business for 11 years. It's pretty dang scary. You go up into the mill, and below it, and in a storage shed, and a bridge, and its all well done. The masks the actors use are professionally made masks like warthogs and aliens and creepers and everything. It was crazy.
It takes about 1.25 hours to go through it, so it's well worth the $5.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Debit cards and Chinese companies

A couple days ago I tried buying some hoodies and t-shirts online. Normally, hoodies, like the kind I wanted to buy, run anywhere from $250-$400. But the ones I was buying were fake, so they were brought down to $55 a piece. Yessss.

These weren't any run-of-the-mill replicas though, they were BAPE and Billionaire Boys Club, both known for being bought by rappers and spoiled white kids. I fall into the category of a white kid who had a job over the summer and earned his own money.

Anyways, when trying to order these articles of clothing, the company had on their site that they only ship to addresses where the billing and mailing address match. Mine didn't , but I thought that they didn't enforce it. They did. My order was declined, and I was still billed for my purchase. I emailed USAA and asked them to remove the proposed transaction, and they said to give the Chinese company the USAA phone number to call and to verify that the transaction should be voided. When I checked my account status online, the order had been removed, and I got my money back! Now I just have to watch it closely to make sure the company doesn't try to do anything else sneaky...

I just went ahead and bought some hoodies from a well known American based company instead. I doubt there'll be any sneakage going on there.

Moral of the story, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. And sneaky companies. But you probably don't want to use an apple, you'll probably want to go with a good phone number or e-mail address.

**As requested, here are pictures of the hoodies and tees**

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Forecast

So it's supposed to snow tonight/this weekend/sometime. Hopefully it does. It flurried the other day as I was walking to class, but my sources (yes, sources, I have multiple friends) have said that this snow may reach up to one foot. If it does, or if it even gets to one inch, I will be having fun in the current 28 degree weather. I haven't seen real snow in a while, due to the fact of having a "green" Christmas in VA last year, so I'm hoping for a plethora of snow.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Double copy cat

So after having read Chris' new blog, I figured I'm the only unit in my family that doesn't have a blog (except for stinky kid), so I decided to join the bandwagon. And I'm also going to do the questionnaire, because I want to fit in instead of being the awkward puzzle piece.
Ok, so here goes:

5 Things I’ve done in the past 10 years

1. Successfully washed a load of laundry by myself.

2. Shaved my head. Twice.

3. Walked a half hour just to go to DI. And not get anything.

4. Graduated high school.

5. Watched all 8 hours of the "Band of Brothers" series in one sitting. Again, twice.

5 things I wish I could do today

1. Get started on homework.

2. Buy some stamps.

3. Empty my trash receptacle.

4. Get my tattoo removed. (Hahaha, just kidding mom!)

5. Sell my plasma down the street.

5 foods I wouldn’t want to do without

1. Take 5's

2. Meat

3. Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries

4. Soda

5. Gum

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire

1. Buy a Mini.

2. Hire some folks to constantly play theme music to my life.

3. Make a corn maze out of candy corn.

4. Buy a plane ticket and fly around the world.

5. Spend all the rest to win the big dog at the amusement park games.

5 places I have lived

1. Arizona

2. New Mexico

3. California

4. Virginia

5. Berlin

5 jobs I’ve had

1. Cashier/Slave

2. Babysat

3. Raked the leaves once

4. Flyer passer outer

5. Salesman

5 people I tag

1. Chris

2. everyone else has already done it...

3. ...

4. ...

5. ...