Industrial Design Day

I had the opportunity to help my buddy Ryan Jung out with a project he was working on. I drove down after work to pick Ian up since he was in town for Ted's wedding and we got tied into the project Ryan was doing for his Industrial Design program at BYU. I really wish I could go back in time and make this my major. It doesn't seem like school work when you're in the wood shop drilling bases for lamps and using a laser tool to cut out lamp shades. Maybe someday I'll get a chance to study this stuff. For now I'll just live through Ryan and a few other friends who have studied in the same program. I'll post a picture of the lamp at a later date. I reserved mine out of the total of 15 that were produced and I'm glad I did. His lamp design was a hot commodity and due to demand they had to produce anther set of them.


Leaves Joke

I raked all the leaves in the front yard the other day. It took me 3 hours but in the end I decided to pile them up in the middle of the walkway and create a barrier that made it a little more difficult to pass. I actually enjoyed raking. I've missed yardwork.


Ted & Maggie Davis Wedding

Its a pretty sweet thing when two good friends decide to tie the knot. In the case of Ted and Maggie, their wedding couldn't have brought a better group of people from all over the country. It was a killer weekend not only because of the occasion but because of the quality of people that gathered for it. Ted and I were roommates in Hawaii while going to school, I got to know Maggie and her roommates during one of my last semesters out there and when the two of them started dating it was great seeing two great people start something special. The first pic is of Maki and Cheka (flew in from Hawaii) and their kid along with Ian (flew in from Florida) and Matt (flew in from New York) along with Christina and myself as we all met up at the City Creek Center. Second picture is of the guy get together bachelor party thing. I won't name everyone but it was fun meeting up at my house and walking around downtown Salt Lake on our way to dinner. The third picture is of all the roommates together minus Cory Simons. We all lived in the Goathouse together on the point in Laie. There were some good times back then. I'll never live in a house with a better view of the beach. I miss those days. Fourth picture is of the lovely couple with all our friends from Hawaii gathered around. I wish I had it in better quality but with iPhone and low lighting its the best we got. Last but not least we have a picture of Evan Fa doing what he does best... laugh and joke. He found a the stuffed animal dog pretty amusing. This was one of the best weekends I can remember. I still can't believe how many people came from all over to make it so good. Friends are so good.

Antelope Island

Took a day trip to Antelope Island on The Great Salt Lake. It was memorable. I probably got a bit too close to that buffalo in the last picture. He was cool with it. Everything was under control.


Music In The Mountains

Last week a friend of a friend invited people up to his cabin for a little music in an event called Music in the Mountains. There were about 5 or 6 people/bands invited to play a couple songs each. It was a great setting. You had to walk a ways up to the cabin, it was snowing, and once you got inside it was cozy and crowded. My buddy Denny is in a band called St. Boheme and they played a great set. Here is a picture of their performance and a video of one of the songs they played that was produced previous to the show. I got a clip on my phone of them performing but I thought this video would do a better job representing what was heard. It was a great evening. Here is a link for St. Boheme.


It Snowed

I live in an attic. It snowed. Here is how it looked with the view out my windows.


Flight Facilities- Clair De Lune

Polar Bear Skull

My buddy Wes is a Polar Bear scientist. That's me holding a skull at a little get together at his house. Cool.




The Civil Wars- Disarm

I like this cover. I love the Smashing Pumpkins.


Laker Game

I was recently lucky enough to see my favorite childhood basketball team play live before my eyes for the first time since I was kid (and since they played in The Great Western Forum). Living several blocks from where an NBA team plays has its perks (Energy Solutions Arena). My brother Bradley was nice enough to treat me to the game. Having grown up in Southern California as big Lakers fans it was good to get out there and support them especially since they were on the road. The Lakers lost but its okay. I like the team the Utah Jazz have put together and for me, just going to the game was fun. I'm not an annoying Laker fan FYI. I'm more of a fan of the game than anything else. All in all it was a good night. PS Its actually pretty weird how many Lakers fans there are in Utah. I was blown away with how many there were at the game. Crazy.


A Place To Gather

I want in on this. Best line: Architecture is frozen music.


Best Studio Apartment Ever

My buddy Tanner has done a great job filling his Studio apartment. I wish I had more pictures to show you but this one will do. Him and Anna just recently got married, (congratulations you two) and the place is spacious enough to accomodate the welcomed addition of another human being. If I ever move from my current home I hope there would be an opening in Tanner's building. The space lends itself to a lot of possibilities.


Dusted- (Into the) Atmosphere


In honor of the holiday, a group of us got together at Willi and Emily's place to carve pumpkins. Here is the evidence and the outcome. Since I've been back from Canada we've been watching horror flicks in the attic on the projector.

My roommates started the tradition before I moved in and we've kept it going and its been fun.


Lord Huron

I hurried through Montana and Idaho so I could see Lord Huron at Kilby Court in Salt Lake. I made it with about 10 minutes to spare. I didn't get to see the opening bands but oh well, I got what I wanted. I've been following this band for a couple years now (they were one of my first posts in November of 2010) and haven't seen them so it was good to get that done. I met up with a few friends at the show and had a great time. Even got to hang out with the band afterwards while eating a burrito at Alberto's. It was a damn good night.

Farewell For Now

Spending the last couple months in Alberta had a lot of ups and downs. I'm glad I was able to head up and help my Dad with his company, and that I was able to take such an extended amount of time off from my regular job in Salt Lake but overall it will be nice to get back to regular life. Its been great hiking and doing some fun things in between measuring and estimating roofs, working with insurance adjusters, and dealing with so many people needing their roof repaired after the hail storm, but I'm glad its over for now. Here is a picture of my office. I took over the kitchen table (thanks Mom). I had about 60 proposals I was working on at the height of things. Crazy. The second picture is of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Boulder Valley, Montana that I took on the drive back down to Salt Lake. 

Never thought I would say this but I think the time away from SLC made me like it more. Crazy.