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Old MacZuTroy Had a Farm

Old MacZuTroy Had a Farm
So my stake has a big farm.  Actually the church owns a really big chunk of Saratoga Springs and it’s all farmland.  But they have this small strip of it that’s probably about 10 acres or so that they set aside for the wards.  Each ward is in charge of what they do with their lots.  Our ward this year just announced that anyone t [...]

Gas Mileage

Gas Mileage
Zemanta thinks this post is about how awesome my Kia Sephia is in rally races. So about 6 months ago I got the Kia registered again and decided I needed to know what was the absolute best gas mileage I could get with it.  So I made a list of hyper-mile techniques that I would try and those I wouldn’t.  Each tank of gas I add one to my [...]

Do You Know Who You’re Sitting ...

Do You Know Who You’re Sitting Next To?
Bill gates posted a really interesting picture to Twitter today.  http://twitpic.com/4cc7up.  Take a look at that picture.  Here’s the richest man in the world (depending on how his stocks are valued compared to Warren Buffet and the Walton kids. And that guy in Mexico) and he’s just sitting on the ground with a bunch of people wh [...]

Thank You Notes and Emails

Thank You Notes and Emails
There’s a really good little clip on youtube by Tom Peters about the importance of Thank You notes. I would add one thing that I don’t think Tom calls out in this video. That’s to hand write the Thank You note.  Why? It’s the same reason that I hate getting Thank You emails.  A “thank you” is meant to show [...]

iPhone on AT&T or iPhone on Veri...

iPhone on AT&T or iPhone on Verizon?
Yup, that’s my phone.  1st Gen 4GB model So I have had my iPhone for a little over 3 years now.  I’m sold.  Not a fanboy by any means but I don’t see my self moving to another phone in the foreseeable future.  Not until someone knocks the iPhone from it’s throne of awesomeness. AT&T on the other hand… [...]

Shaping up… Again

Shaping up… Again
1 year ago I started my own made up diet/weight control program.  Basically it was just this: No eating after 6:00 PM. That worked well for about 3 months. I slowly lost about 10 pounds.  Then I plateaued. Until August I didn’t lose any more weight.  Not until I tried a handy little iPhone app called LoseIt. LoseIt helps you set goals a [...]

How to Use the Gallery Thing

How to Use the Gallery Thing
So I wanted to try out a gallery for my posts.  This one here looks like a decent gallery. I have tested it out and it works fine.  So now the challenge is to create a post where it’s appropriate to use an image gallery.  That’ll come next I suppose. I also don’t want to have to go look up the options somewhere online.  Mayb [...]

Shoes without laces don’t have that p...

Shoes without laces don’t have that problem of the laces…
Shoes without laces don’t have that problem of the laces getting stuck in the wheels on your office chair.

Looking at Money a Little Different

Looking at Money a Little Different
Every Penny Counts My wife and I have been struggling to recover from the debt we incurred when we closed down a business venture a few years ago.  We were starting to think we weren’t going to be able to make it. Then about 3 months and 6 days ago were were given a tough choice to make.  We could either settle our single largest acco [...]

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2010
We did our pumpkin carving last night.  The kids actually all did their own.  They did pretty good eh? I bet you can’t even tell which ones were done by the kids. Tools of the trade And the results:

Tools of the Trade.  Halloween 2010

Tools of the Trade.  Halloween 2010
Tools of the Trade.  Halloween 2010

A Prophet’s Voice

A Prophet’s Voice
I listened to a fantastic talk by Elder Boyd K Packer this last weekend.  He articulated what I have been feeling for quite some time.  I have been saddened by all the “church members” who have gone public voicing their concern that the church is being intolerant and hateful.  Not so much at the going public, but more at the pride [...]

Be Not Ashamed

Be Not Ashamed
I don’t really like confrontation.  Even being present during a confrontation makes me uncomfortable.  That’s only normal I think but I think I take it to an extreme. When I started this blog I was very aware that anyone could come see it and for the most part I have avoided saying things and phrasing things in a way that might of [...]

What else would you expect to see at ...

What else would you expect to see at a doctors office?
What else would you expect to see at a doctors office?

This is what a workstation looks like...

This is what a workstation looks like when your HD goes out.
This is what a workstation looks like when your HD goes out.

Where’s the “So What?R...

Where’s the “So What?”
I had a professor in college that was always telling us to find the “So what?”.  When we wrote a paper, it had to have a “so what?” or he would make us start over.  I have really tried to make that a part of my communication because I have the tenancy to make a story longer than shorter, to ramble on little bit, to giv [...]