Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hocus Pocus

I put Katherine in charge of the title for this post.

On Saturday (yesterday) Katherine took me to a place in West Jordan called Gardner Village. It is a pretty neat little outdoor shopping center with a lot of craft and home decor type shops. What is cool about it though, is that around Halloween they have some more festive events. Friday and Saturday were their "Witches night out" days, when they invite all the ladies 18 and up to come out dressed as witches. Katherine was unaware of this fact, and needless to say I felt a little out of place. I wasn't the only male there, but we were definitely outnumbered.

Katherine's favorite place was a little knitting shop she found, with all kinds of fancy yarns and other knitting paraphernalia. I got a little sick of the woman standing outside with a microphone inviting all the passersby to "Cackle for a Coupon." It was really annoying.

On the way home we had a little trouble finding the interstate. Katherine was navigating, and had hoped to leave early enough to make it over to Tai Pan Trading. Somehow after wandering around somewhere in West Jordan we randomly showed up at the doorstep of... Tai Pan Trading. It was Katherine's Christmas Miracle. A little early this year.

Anyways, it was fun. We saw a lot of nice stuff that we couldn't afford, and got to look at a bunch of crazy women dressed up in various witches costumes. If you live in the area and get bored one night you can go check it out.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Drive

I'm am writing this blog to prove to Landon that I have not lost interest in our togetherness blog.

Today Landon and I drove up Provo Canyon to look at all the pretty fall colors. It was beautiful. I was driving because Landon's gas was too low. Most cars were passing me all over the place because I was going slow enough to embrace the fall foliage. We drove up the road to Sundance as well. Our favorite part was when the sun would break through the clouds and in between the mountains. It made the bushes and trees look like they were on fire. It was very cool. Good Sunday activity. These pictures do not do it justice, but here they are in any event.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Katherine's New Blog

Katherine started a new blog this week. We will see if she pays any attention to this blog now.

Monday, October 13, 2008

My CD Mix Tape

Here is my version of significant songs for each year of my life. It was hard to pick just one for each year! The years '86 to '88 are obviously a stretch because I don't remember anything, but I have vivid memories of each song for all the rest of the years. I really tried to pick songs I liked at the time and admit I did not always have the best taste (ie Mmm bop). But hey, that is what makes this fun, right? Enjoy!
  • 1986 Huey Lewis & the News- The Heart of Rock & Roll
  • 1987 Tiffany- I Think We're Alone Now
  • 1988 U2- Angel of Harlem
  • 1989 Madonna- Like a Prayer
  • 1990 MC Hammer- Can't Touch This
  • 1991 Amy Grant- Baby Baby
  • 1992 Eric Clapton- Layla (Unplugged slow version)
  • 1993 The Proclaimers- I'm Gonna Be
  • 1994 Cranberries- Dreams
  • 1995 Mariah Carey- Always be My Baby
  • 1996 The Wallflowers - One Headlight
  • 1997 Hanson- Mmm bop
  • 1998 Sarah McLauchlan- Angel
  • 1999 Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
  • 2000 U2 - Beautiful Day
  • 2001 Lifehouse - Hanging by a Moment
  • 2002 Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
  • 2003 Ben Harper- When She Believes
  • 2004 Evanescence - My Immortal
  • 2005 Death Cab for Cutie- Marching Bands of Manhattan
  • 2006 The Format- Time Bomb
  • 2007 White Stripes - Icky Thump
  • 2008 Feist- 1234

Sunday, October 12, 2008


One thing that I often enjoy doing is making random mixes. Sometimes I will get an idea for a mix, and can't really think about anything else until I have made it. The other day I came up with a cool new mix, and I want to share it with all.

The general idea for the mix is pretty simple: you pick one song for each year of your life. I decided that I would try and pick only from songs of which either the album or single was released that same year. Most importantly, though, the songs had to have at least some relevance to me personally. I had to bump some great songs from the list because, even though I really like them now, I was pretty sure I would not have listened to them in the year they were released (i.e. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana).

Anyways, here are my results.
  • 1982 - "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls
  • 1983 - "Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics
  • 1984 - "If This Is It" by Huey Lewis and The News
  • 1985 - "Shout" by Tears For Fears
  • 1986 - "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
  • 1987 - "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2
  • 1988 - "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys
  • 1989 - "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
  • 1990 - "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode
  • 1991 - "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.
  • 1992 - "I Can't Dance" by Genesis
  • 1993 - "River of Dreams" by Billy Joel
  • 1994 - "Self Esteem" by The Offspring
  • 1995 - "Say It Ain't So" by Weezer
  • 1996 - "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt
  • 1997 - "The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning" by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • 1998 - "Sometimes It Hurts" by Stabbing Westward
  • 1999 - "We're In This Together" by The Nine Inch Nails
  • 2000 - "Last Resort" by Papa Roach
  • 2001 - "In The End" by Linkin Park
  • 2002 - "A Dios Le Pido" by Juanes
  • 2003 - "Haunted" by Evanescence
  • 2004 - "Sic Transit Gloria" by Brand New
  • 2005 - "Returning the Smile You Had From the Start" by Emery
  • 2006 - "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie
  • 2007 - "What I Want" by She Wants Revenge
  • 2008 - "The Geeks Were Right" by The Faint
Phew. Long list. I'm sure many will not agree with some of my choices. Don't hate. Just make your own. Katherine is working on her list and will hopefully share it when she is done.

If you need a little help getting started, here are some good resources.