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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Speed Test

I wasn't warmed up yet...
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Speed test

Thursday, March 06, 2008

New Template

So, this new Transformers template is really awesome. I hope Kristi doesn't see it...

I was doing this other thing that Kristi makes fun of - making hyperlinks in my blog post - and I ran into this article on wikipedia that started out talking about combiner transformers. Was I the only one who noticed that Devastator in the 2007 film was NOT a combiner transformer, made up of the constructicons? C'mon! What's up with that? Not only that, but he called himself Devastator, but was referred to throughout the movie as Brawl. You guys all know that I own the movie... no surprises there, right?

I have to admit I was totally expecting constructicons in the film, though. That just makes me that more excited for Transformers II.

And, when googling Transformers II, I found this awesome freakin' video:
You've seen the Evolution of Dance, right?

Kristi and Jer go Snowboarding

A month or so ago, Kristi and I went snowboarding at Brian Head. It was pretty fun. There was only a tiny bit of fresh, but we were doing what we love. Brian Head put in two new lifts this year. One of the new lifts was put in where there wasn't any prior lift access, and the other just made it a little easier to get to the only trees on the resort. But this new lift, called lift 1, has some really cool terrain. We spent most of that day popping in and out of the trees and gullies. We had smiles plastered on our faces all day long. It was truly excellent. I love watching Kristi snowboard. She and I have a lot of fun up on the slopes. She's really a blast to spend the day with. She packed us peanut butter, jelly, and some bread - and we were totally happy with that. It was just too good of a day to mess around too long with lunch.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Fun Saturday in Zion

On Saturday, March 1, 2008, we took a fun trip to Zion Natl Park. This picture is at the top of the weeping rock hike. It is a pretty good warm-up hike. I recommend it because it is way short (0.5 miles round-trip) and it gets you excited to see more. It's steep, so it stretches your calves and burns your gluteus maximus (aka butt muscles). The wind kicked up and blew the water all over us, but it was still super awesome just to get out and hike in the canyon.

Here's a shot of Hyrum and Jer under the waterfall at Weeping Rock.

This is Noah and Kristi under the waterfall at the top of the Weeping Rock hike.

After Weeping Rock, we hit up the Riverside Walk. Riverside Walk is a cool hike. Right at the bottom, we saw these deer. Kids were like throwing rocks at them and stuff, but they just sat there staring around. I swear these were just released from the zoo or something.

Riverside Walk is awesome because it's paved, it's cool, and you're right alongside of the river (imagine that). If you go far enough, you start into the narrows, but it isn't paved up that far.

Anyway - they were parked under a waterfall, so we took our picture in front of them. Look closely and you can see the deer behind Kristi's right shoulder (her right - your left).

Hyrum and Noah are looking for rocks to throw. You know how boys are - when you see water, you've gotta throw rocks. And when you see deer on the other side... well you know.

Here's a picture of Norman looking at Hyrum get in trouble for not getting in the stroller.

We call Noah Norman a lot. It goes way back to when his papa (grandpa Lee) used to sing Nowhere Man to him all the time.

So, we used to always call him Nowhere Man. Then, it turned into Noah-er Man. Now, it's just Norman. Oh, and he also answers to Julio when you talk to him in Spanish. I tell him that his Spanish name is Julio Gonzalez. I don't know why, but it is just hilarious to me.

It's time for our annual blog post again...

Wow. Time goes by so fast. It seems as though it was only a year ago when I was typing on our blog...

Many of you know that I have been a computer nerd for a very long time. You are probably thinking to yourselves, "If Jer is such a computer nerd, then why doesn't he blog 173 times a month like I do?"

Your question is well-founded. I am a total nerd, but I don't blog. My reason for not blogging, "because."

Kristi has all of her friends telling her that it's like totally rad to like blog every day. And, now my cousins are blogging. And, what's this - I have an e-mail in my gmail inbox from my grandma telling me that she wants to read my blog. C'mon... what is this?

I remember posting on BBS back in the late '80s when information traveled at the speed of bauds... People made fun of me then, and now the cool kids are making fun of me for not "blogging." It's the same thing. Granted, back then, we posted comments about uber-nerdy stuff anyway, like dungeons and dragons, or the newest ISA card we just popped into our computer. I even remember when my dad hooked up my first HDD. That was sweet - 25 Megs of storage... how would I EVER use all that up?! Not only did that disk have 25 entire megabytes of storage, but it was roughly the exact same size as my Amiga 1000.

This year for Christmas, my dad gave me an external USB2.0 HDD that doesn't even plug in to A/C power and is roughly the size of a deck of cards. It holds roughly 1,600 times that amount of data that my old Iomega Bernoulli did.

The point of my "weblog" is this:
Yes, I will be blogging more in the future. And no, it's not cool that I used to get teased for typing things that could only be read on other people's computers, and now everyone is teasing me for not doing it.