Friday, July 28, 2006

Some things you probably didn't know about Bryan

Here they are, in no particular order:

1. I passionately crave buttered popcorn and eat it almost every night.

2. I really like Madonna. Material Girl -- yeah!

3. I always get nervous before I teach. Even a youth Sunday School Class.

4. I never, ever, say no to warm chocolate chip cookies.

5. In airplanes, I always turn the air valve on full blast no matter what the temperature.

6. I’m semi-claustrophobic (see 5).

7. I will sometimes look at you like I know what you’re talking about, when really I have absolutely no idea.

8. I believe that days that start out with a sugar cereal are better than days that do not.

9. I don’t floss much.

10. Sometimes I laugh at jokes I don't think are funny, and don't laugh at jokes I find hilarious.

11. I find babies kind of boring -- give me a toddler any day!

12. I believe one should never buy a cheap car, but also that one should always take the bus.

13. Speaking of buses, if I see a person reading something on the bus, I can't rest until I find out what they are reading.

Obama Link

Oops. The link to the Barak Obama speech has now been fixed. Sorry.


Friday, July 07, 2006

Friend's blogs

Finally, Jared has something interesting on his blog. Be sure to check it out. The comments section, though, alleging that I once was found lacking in fashion sense, is scandalous and should be ignored by all decent people.

I also got to read all about David Chapman's Father's Day celebration. Apparently, old Chappo got a grill AND was able to buy himself a coveted bike trailer. I got, um, a couple DVDs.

Barack Obama

I once heard Barack Obama speak once at the University of Illinois. Ever since that time, he has been my favorite politician, by far. I know, I know. He has been way hyped. But in his case, for now at least, I think the hype is real. He is by far the most thoughtful speaker in pulic life today. Check out this talk on the relationship between religion and politics. You'll see.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Two Interesting Mormon Links

You never really know what you'll find on the Internet these days. Many of you probably already knew this, but I just found out that Glen Larson was Mormon. Larson was the guy who wrote/produced shows like Knight Rider, Buck Rogers, Magnum PI, the Fall Guy, and, most intersting, Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar Galactica was one of my favorite shows as a kid. Now, wouldn't you know it, but apparently there are all sort of Mormon allusions spread around the old show. See here, and here, and here.

Also, I recently found out there is a society for LDS Skinny dippers and nudists called "LDS Skinny Dipper Connection." Their motto is "Familes Forever Naked and Not Ashamed." You can go to the website without fear -- there is not nudity. A joke possibly?