Monday, April 23, 2007

18 days?

Has it really been 18 days since my last post? Someone's a slacker...

A lot has happened in the last 18 days. I went and had an awesome time hanging out with some of my friends from college in Colorado. One of them lives there now and two came up from the Nashville/ Alabama area. It was fun times.

Also, I broke my streak of 7 consecutive family birthdays forgotten. This is pathetic, I know. If I missed your birthday I'm sorry!

I spent all of last week in Southern Utah to hold meetings for one of the advocacy groups that I am working with. Southern Utah is pretty - lots of rocks and desert though. I like roads and buildings better. Maybe a little grass here and there to add a splash of color, but mostly civilization.

One of the side trips that we took was to Arches National Park. It has the largest concentration of naturally made sandstone arches in the world. It also has a lot of cool rocks.

This one is called "Balanced Rock." I renamed it "The Afro." See it?

This one is called "The Three Gossips." I renamed it "The Three Wise Men."

This one is called "Delicate Arch." I renamed it "Delicate Adam doesn't want to take the 1.5 mile uphill hike so he took a picture from way down here."

There were other cool places too...I actually saw Big Rock Candy Mountain - the one the song was written about. It didn't taste too good...

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Say what you will about me, but today, between 11:28 and 11:32 am, I got both of these messages and 3 friend requests from scantily clad women on MySpace.

Here are the two messages:

Apr 4, 2007 11:30 AM

Subject: no subject
Body: Hey there Im Amber and I decided to message you because your profile caught my eye as someone I would like to get to know better!! I recently signed up on a new and far more provocative dating site - all you need to sign up and find me is an email to join! You can find my profile here, under the name of sexyamberwantstoplay. I try to stay away from using myspace because it is very restrictive and too much spam. Thanks!


Apr 4, 2007 11:30 AM

Subject: whats up?
Body: H3Y BABE !!!...Cool myspace u got there.. was just browsing people who live near me and found ya..... Feel free to add me to your M~S~N or A~I~M (both are listed on my MS page..I prefer M`S`N as A'I'M freezes on me so I may not get ur messages...I jusst m0ved so try!ng to meeet sum new people.. xoxox chat soon cutie xoxoxo Paris

Now mind you, I am rarely on MySpace anymore. Maybe 5 minutes a week. Today I happened to get an email informing me of a message from a friend who I am going to see over the weekend so I thought I should check it. In the time I was on MySpace - about 2 minutes - these 5 ladies (remember the 3 friend requests) pounced on me. They were probably waiting on me...I'm apparently such cyber man meat. Actually...I might make my M`S`N or A'I'M screen name (both not listed on my MS page...(I forgot to close that parentheses just like the second message sender - name SEXYBELLA) cybermanmeatuno.

I added uno to this name so people ladies will realize that I am the number one in cyber man meat. Well, at least the ladies who can speak Spanish or played the beloved card game UNO growing up.

Okay, enough of this MySpace crap. But obviously the ladies like what they see on my profile.

Oh, and by the way, I am aware everyone gets these requests/messages. But do they get 5 in 4 minutes like this cyberpimp did? Probably.