Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Musing...

As I sit here facing the start of another day at work (which I truly do enjoy, by the way...Young Living is a great place to work for, and they've treated me super well ever since I started here as a clerk after my second year of law school), I'm contemplating some deep thoughts. Yep. Just call me Jack Handey...
  • Why is it not socially acceptable to begin your day with a Snickers bar and a Diet Coke?
  • Why, if I'm eating a Snickers bar for breakfast, am I so worried about my health to be drinking a Diet Coke?
  • Are the Utah Jazz going to pull off the end of their playoff series with the Rockets tonight, or are they going to subject their fans to a Game 6 which will negatively affect us in the event we meet the well-rested Lakers in the next round?
  • Why am I not one of those people that can get away with just 8 hours of sleep a night?
  • Would I get away with 8 hours of sleep if I didn't have two young boys who think it's funny to either wake up all night long, or get up at quarter to six and think it's morning?
  • Is it wrong to hate the 80-degree weather around here today, and be excited that it will drop back into the 50's tomorrow?
  • If I don't like the 80's, how am I ever going to enjoy my trip to Hawaii next week?
  • Is it like my wife said this morning, that it will be more tolerable since I won't be wearing a shirt and tie every day in Hawaii like I do for work?
  • Should I be getting back to work? Yes. I should.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

First Post

After looking at my sister's blog, and those of some of my cousins, I've decided it's finally high time I start doing something like this in order to keep friends and family updated on what my life is like. I can't promise my blog will be as highbrow as my sister Jackie's, for instance, but hopefully it will be entertaining and a source of some fun information.

We got great news yesterday that Jackie has been offered what amounts to a full-ride scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. We'll be headed up to her Master's graduation in Logan at the end of next week. I'm definitely very proud of her. Coupled with my wife's own master's degree, and my brother's intent on also heading to law school, as well as with my dad's master's degree, it's been fun to be a part of "higher education" in my family. I think we've all really learned that a bachelor's degree just won't get you where you really want to go anymore, and while I'm thrilled that I've been out of school (forever) for the last two years, it's definitely still important to pursue all the education you can in order to be competitive. Even if you will be paying off mountains of student loan debt for the next 20 years, like I am.

Well, that works for a first post. I'll be sure to add new ones as time (and interest) allows. This may interest no one but me, but I've always enjoyed writing, and find it to be a great way to express oneself.