Thursday, July 28, 2005

Moving to Virginia

Next week I am moving to Fairfax, VA! I am going there to be a live-in manny for an 11 year old boy. I got this manny job through I am flying out there at 7:00 A.M. on Wednesday. I'm excited about this job!

Fantastic Four

On Friday John and I saw Fantastic Four at the Century 16. I rate it 3.5 (out of 5) stars. I like comic book movies but this was probably my least-favorite comic book movie. I enjoyed seeing Jessica Alba. I didn't like the fact that most of the movie dealt with how they became the Fantastic Four and their reaction to it. I wanted to see more hero stuff - them saving people and fighting villians. I'm planning on seeing The Dukes of Hazzard and Four Brothers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Lower Gas Prices Now

Today I did a Google search for lower gas prices and found this article by Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders on his website. It is a must-read so go read Lower Gas Prices Now!


Cody and I saw Unleashed on Monday at the Sandy Movies 9 in Midvale. I rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's my favorite Jet Li movie. It had some incredible fight scenes. They didn't use any wires or C.G.I. for their fight scenes. It had a good story. Hopefully John and I will see Layer Cake at Brewvies on Friday.

Van's Warped Tour 2005

On Saturday I went to Van's Warped Tour at the Utah State Fairpark. Jaime, who works for United Concerts, hooked me up with a ticket. Jaime is in a band called Almost Undone. I know Jaime from when I worked for C.S.C. doing security for concerts. I got there around 1:00 P.M., and spent half an hour in line. The show started at 12:00 noon, but I didn't go to sleep until around 5 A.M. so I didn't leave until 12:00. I especially liked The Offspring and Billy Idol's performances. The concert ended at 8:30. I was really sunburned by then. It was fun.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Naught's Solved by War?

Today is Independence Day. In honor of all of our armed forces here is another poem by Russ Vaughn:

Naught’s Solved by War?

A flickering dawn lights Islam’s hills
A faint emerging light.
Can the torch of Lady Liberty
Flare away Medieval night?
How fitting our bold symbol
Of all that’s good and right
Eyewitness to the Jihad’s wrath,
Stands forefront in this fight.

Her torch is not mere sculpted bronze,
To those in Mullahs’ chains;
But a lamp held high against the sky
Showing them that hope remains.
Their feudal sheiks view us with scorn,
So obsessed with earthly pleasure;
But one thing they fear that we hold dear,
Is that Bill of Rights we treasure.

We drove a tyrant from his throne,
Brought his people free election.
Think it concerns them overmuch,
WMD’s escaped detection?
Just behold those blue-stained fingers,
Like the Lady’s torch, held high,
So proud of their brave turnout,
Putting Liberals to the lie.

How say you now nay Sayers?
What of your dire predictions?
Like fools you swore naught’s solved by war,
Another of your Liberal fictions.
But now you face a hard clear truth:
A truth that you forswore:
This aborning Bush Democracy
Was midwifed by his war.

Within the womb of Islam,
Freedom’s heart so feebly beats.
Is it up us to make it thrive,
To birth it their streets?
What say you disbelieving Libs,
How now shall this thing go?
Shall we execute your exit plan,
Or stay and help it grow?

Return from Tomorrow

I just finished Return from Tomorrow last week. It's a good book. Return from Tomorrowby George G. Ritchie is the true story of how an out-of-body experience that George had while he was dead for 9 minutes changed his life forever. Here is an excerpt from the book in which George describes Jesus when he met him during his out-of-body experience:

Above all, with that same mysterious inner certainty, I knew that this Man loved me. Far more even than power, what emenated from this Presence was unconditional love. An astonishing love. A love beyond my wildest imagining. This love knew every unlovable thing about me - the quarrels with my stepmother, my explosive temper, the sex thoughts I could never control, every mean, selfish thought and action since the day I was born - and accepted and loved me just the same.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Working at The Filling Station

I started working Security at The Filling Station this weekend. I worked on Friday & Saturday. The Filling Station is a bar & grill out in Magna, Utah at 8897 W 2700 S. They had a Rock N' Roll cover band there both nights. It's not like most of the clubs I've worked at but I like the people I'm working with and the owners are cool.

War of the Worlds

On Friday John and I saw War of the Worlds. I rate it 3.5 (out of 5) stars. I'm looking forward to seeing Fantastic Four on Friday.