Sunday, May 10, 2009

What I've done since I've been home

1. Mission stuff. Shopping, shots, more shopping, and online shopping.
2. Went through a poison ivy cycle. Complete with gross face swelling as well as steroid usage for three weeks.
2. Slept in a lot. Until 2 most days.
3. Not work. Giant didn't want me back for only a month.
4. Went through the temple. Yay!
5. Sweat a lot. I hate the humidity..
6. A couple of pimples! I think its because of the sweat.. Or maybe because I don't shave..
7. Not shaving every other day. Aaahhh....
8. Haircuts! It was a mullet for a week and then I had to cut it. Now it's a super-short number 4 all over.
9. Played a final Gold Team show. It was fun
10. Write this final blog for 2 years. Now I have a reason not to write anymore, Katie. HAHAHAHA! I win the money!

Do zobaczenia w dwa lata!

- Nathan

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Maybe something from Poland?

I read on Chris' blog about the game. Thus, read the following:

Pay It Forward--a little blog game called "Pay it forward."
How it works: The FIRST THREE people to leave a comment on this post will receive at some point during this year a gift from ME. What it will be and when it will arrive will be a total surprise. The CATCH is that YOU MUST PLAY TOO! Before you leave your comment here, write a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going (you can cut and paste these instructions). Then come back and let me know that you are going to play, and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift.

If you're lucky, I'll probably be in Poland when you get your gift. Maybe it'll be some sweet Polish knives or a car radio. Or some Polish air in a water bottle. Who knows?

Friday, April 3, 2009

I am an April Fool

I was pranked on April first. I was pranked really good.

See, my roommate Jordan has a girlfriend. And her name is Nicole. And she and her roommates decided they wanted to make us cookies. So, they gave them to Jordan to bring back to our dorm that night when we all came home. We all ate them and they were sooo good! I ate at least 10 cookies.

The next day, me and some other guys were having "intestinal issues." Other guys were having rumbly stomachs and didn't have any "issues" until later that evening. As I was wondering what could have caused these problems, I asked another guy and he said that Nicole's Facebook status said something about pulling an "ex-lax prank." I immediately marched over to their apartment and asked them about it. They were all dying of laughter when I came in. Yes, they had loaded those cookies with Ex-Lax. No wonder my day had been so horrible. I'm not going to go into details about anything, but there were some close calls. Especially in the library. Anyway, in short, Ex-Lax works, and don't accept any food from anyone on April first.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Polish Book of Mormon

I bought a Polish Book of Mormon the other day at the distrubution center and it looks pretty crazzy! (that was for anna. haha.) I now know that "Kościół Jezusa Chrystusa Świętych w Dniach Ostatnich" means "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in Polish! And thats about all I know. Here are some pictures of the BoM:

Friday, March 13, 2009

House 343

Haunted houses are pretty scary. I'm not talking about those amusement ones you go to around Halloween time. I'm talking about houses that are actually reported to be haunted. This one in particular is shall be known as House 343 in St. Anthony, ID.

A few guys on our floor heard stories about this abandoned house about 20 minutes from Rexburg. Ghost stories. As in the guy who told the stories has for certain seen things in that house and will take people there, but not go in anymore. We decided we would go. So, a group of about 10 of us drove out there and it was definitely freaky. On the way down, we realized that it was early moring on Friday the 13th. Uh oh. When we got there, we were standing out in front of the house debating whether to go in or not. While standing there, a random car pulled up and there were two teenage guys in it who said that the house was haunted and they had gone in by themselves. We went inside and explored around a little bit. There was trash and things that I guess people just drop off that they dont want anymore: lamps, couches, books, mirrors, and tons of other junk. We didn't actually see anything because some of the guys were being loud and annoying and we think it scared the ghosts off. But, the picture below is of the front of the house. Look up in the window in the upper left corner. You see it? We all think its pretty freaky looking.
Ohh, just looking at it gives me the heebie jeebies. Were planning on going again with select individuals who won't mess around the whole time so we can get some better pictures and what not.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Nissionary Haircut

I'm a nissionary monkey, my name's Buddy, I'm a nissionary monkey, my name's Buddy, I'm a nissionary monkey, my name's Buddy. Hey get out of here! We don't want ya!

That's right, I cut my hair missionary style. And I did most of it myself, so I'm pretty proud of it. It was actually a haircut in three installments. The first night, I cut it to look kind of like a Spanish mullet, in that it is still long on top but does sort of a mullet thing on the way down the back and is short on the sides. Like this: But it wasnt that long on the back, but it looked pretty cool.
The next night, I realized that it was a little uneven so I decided to even it out and fix it up a little bit. But, I cut off too much on the top, so it just looked like a metal kid mohawk. And whenever I looked in the mirror, I wanted to go put on a black t-shirt with the sleeves cut, gain 50 pounds, pierce my eyebrows, and go beat up some kids.
So then, the third and final night, I just took the shaver and chopped everything off. The top is a number 8 down to the nape of my neck, and the sides are a 6. But you can't really tell. So its classy yet classic. Here's a visual:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Poland, Warsaw

That is where I got called on my mission! I report to the Provo MTC on May 13th. And, I get to learn Polish! I've been looking at the Polish language, and it is nothing like German or English. Probably because it is a Slavic language, and English and German are Germanic. But, lucky for me, English and German are the second best known languages in Poland. The internet is so smart.

My mission covers all of Poland, and just Poland. Here are some pictures I found online of the country and downtown Warsaw:

Yay for Poland!