Thursday, September 20, 2012

What the F??

My life is crazy right now. So many big, crazy things happening all at once. All of these things make me want to scream out F words! Here is a list of some of the F-words I am thinking of:


I love my family so much. I am so grateful for all of them and everything each person has taught me. I'm so grateful for the way I was raised. I was raised to be honest, have integrity, have values, love people and just accept people in all walks of life. If my parents had been the super strict LDS parents, I would have for sure rebelled.

My dad is honestly the BEST person I know. There's nothing not to love about him. My mom is so lovable and has such and amazing heart. Everyone that has worked with her in the theatre just absolutely adores her. Jon has been the perfect older brother to me. He's been such a great example on how to be such a GOOD person. He'll do anything for any of us. Mandy is the best time you'll have. She is always looking out for her lil' brother and has an amazing capacity to love. I'm so glad we have Ali too. She's a riot to have around and loves to push my buttons (in a loving way). She loves the crap out of my brother too, so we'll keep her around ;).


I am not the most vocal person about my religion or faith, but right now it's been such a help and comfort to me. I am so grateful I have the faith that my family will be together forever. It's helped me dramatically at this time to be at peace. I am optimistic that I wont have to worry about all that for a long time, but love that I can have comfort in such a trying time.


 I have some of the most supportive people surrounding me. I have a tendency to talk people's ears off and my friends will just sit there and listen to me. Sometimes for hours. I know if I need something there are people around me who care about me and my well being. I do have the best best friend a person could ask for too. Don't know what I'd do without her.


 I LOVE BYU FOOTBALL. Way too much. I am a nut job when it comes to watching my Cougars play. I love football season in general and do love the NFL, but I just can't connect to a pro team like I do my Cougars.

This F includes my other hobbies too. It's so nice that I have a lot of things going on in my life to keep my mind off of the crazy. Performing, softball, basketball, football... I have so many things I love doing and am lucky I have the opportunity to do them.

Sometimes I probably want to scream the other F word too, but I don't. I'm lucky to have learned patience in my life. You can't stress out about things you have no control over. All you can do is stop taking things for granted and cherish the time you have.

 I'm an extremely lucky person to be surrounded by so much good.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

RBADDK (Yup, that just happened)

I'm back! It's been too long, I know, and I'm pretty sure I'm pretty rusty. Oh well... Here we go:

-Big life choices suck. I liked it much better when things just happened. Turns out eventually you have to make them happen.

-I think I broke the BYU basketball team for a night. A couple days after I shook Jimmer and Charles Abouo's hand, they lost by 20. I blame myself and I've since repented.

-I don't know if I'm just trying to watch Psych on Netflix on peak Porn watching hours or what, but QWEST internet is really starting to get on my nerves. "Your internet connection speed has changed.." Well, make it stop. I'm pretty sick of having to reload my TV show over and over again. Aren't we passed the days of slow internet?

-I've stopped watching GLEE pretty much completely. I'm sure there are some great moments still, but I cannot deal with the horrid lip-synching. Honestly, how hard is it to not suck at lip-synching? Apparently pretty hard for former (and probably future) broadway stars.

-Speaking of broadway, seeing Nick Jonas sing in a legitimate broadway show makes me question the sanity of mankind

-I'm currently being forced to learn if I am allergic to Cats by Cat-mersion. Meaning, we are watching after a friends cat until he has time to come up and move her down with him and the damn cat has decided my room is where she should sleep.

-Someone should tell this thing I'd pet it more if it didn't drool every time I touched it.

(Actual Cat Not Pictured)

-I spend a whole lot of time on YouTube. I don't know what it is, but watching people's day to day lives fascinate me.. and Hundreds of thousands of other people it appears. Some of these people are making over 6 figures a year from posting YouTube videos. Here's a list of a few of my favorties:

~The Shaytards: Just a sweet, young, Mormon family from Idaho that has taken YouTube by storm. They are closing in on 800,000 subscribers. CRAZY.
~Arturo Treo: Another little Mormon family, this one from Vegas. He only posts 1-2 videos a week. This is less of a Vlog, but his family is super cute and he's out of control (in a good way).
~Charles Trippy and Ali Fun little Vlog. Super nice people form Florida with a bunch of followers.
~Philip DeFranco: He's the first person I subscribed to on YouTube. He just gives his uncensored opinion on the news and whats happening in the world. Caution: Strong Language
~KassemG: Dude is hilarious, but he's all about the shock value. If you don't like dirty humor, he's not for you
~Wheezywaiter: Dude is so odd, but he's very clever. He posts a few times a week and is always entertaining. (The last few videos of him are not as good as his normal ones... click back a few videos to see his style)
~Dave Ackerman: A local comedian (who I was an Ambassador at USU with). He's just getting started on YouTube and I think he's got a pretty good product. He's also the OraBrush tongue which is pretty rad.
~ourlittleplanet This couple is pretty new on YouTube and not popular at all. But watching them interact is pretty great. I just started watching them a week or so ago.

-It turns out YouTube is so much more than just a place to watch viral videos.

-Speaking of, I'm again thinking about moving to New York and I want to start a daily Vlog to document my experience. I already have a youtube channel with nothing posted on it yet... but it's rearing for some love. I can't guarantee I'll consistently be funny, but I can guarantee I'd say some dumb things. Heres the boring link thestarvingactor Would you watch?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

RBADDK (I need to do this more often)

Some of the following are tweets from my past. If you followed me on twitter you wouldn't have to wait 5 months for a blog post.

-I'd still get physical with Olivia Newton John. No seriously, I would.

-I'm pretty sure the guys at Golds Gym forgot they are playing PICKUP basketball. They may not be as physical, but these games can get almost as heated as a Churchball game.

-My iPhone is considered a smart phone- but a 'smart' phone would know that Nathan James Copier is going to use "hell" much more often than "he'll." Stop autocorrecting me. I'm right, you're wrong, iPhone.

-Dear Camero in Front of me in the DriveThru at Greek Slovaki,

Please order the whole damn store from inside the store. PS your exhaust is literally killing me.... Oh yeah, and your stupid head is bald

-Here's a deep thought for you: Labels can be dangerous, but they also prevent food poisoning.
Another (not so funny) one: Normal is just average.

-Not so deep thought: If I can still smell you on my clothes a week after a brief side hug, you wear way too damn much perfume.

-Is it a problem that I honestly read the headline "Man shot in grocery store is IDed" and thought it meant 'iDead' - not 'identified'...?

-I don't think my TV thinks we're friends. Most of our interactions consist of me tossing profanities in it's direction.

-Speaking of TV, Community is my new favorite show. NBC Thursday is the highlight of my week. Please watch.

-I just bought myself a Loop Pedal for my guitar and I am loving it. I'll think about posting a video showing you all how cool it is.

I have good intentions of keeping this blog more active. We'll see what happens though

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fiddler on the Roof

Come see me in Fiddler on the Roof at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley from now until April 10. I play Perchik in the Monday Wednesday Friday Cast (that includes the Saturday Matinee at 12:30). My Mom and Brother and his girlfriend are all in the show as well. The show is super popular and the tickets are going pretty quick, so get 'em while you can.

Monday, November 30, 2009

RBADDK (Bringing in the winter time)

-I am going to plug my band again because we are super awesome and everyone needs some 80s music in their life sometimes. We are playing a lot more often so you have more chances to come see us. For updates join our facebook group and/or text 88mph to 69852. Do it.

-One of the worse jobs to have is the dude who puts boots on cars. Talk about a buzz kill. Seriously. No one likes you. Not even your parents. Don't believe me? Then why did they name you Lyle? Your job is almost as stupid as your name.

(Actual Lyle not pictured)

-Whoopsie Doo Doll? WTF? Not ok Hasbro, not ok. Whoopsie Doo goes number 1 and number 2!

-Season 2 of almost any series is a wonderful season. The plot line may not be the best, but that's the season that all the almost pretty characters in the first season get a big makeover and become pretty. And I like pretty people.

-You have stupid uniforms and a stupid field Boise State. Oh yeah, and stupid fans with stupid attitudes. You have become my second most hated college and I secretly hope you get snubbed from the BCS again this year.

-One of my least favorite things in the world is stepping out of a nice hot shower to a cold bathroom. I almost four hate it.

-Dear Dumb People on Facebook and Around Me at the Football Game,

Stop thinking you know something about football. You don't and you sound stupid.

-Speaking of, I've said it before but I'm saying it again. I HATE stupid fans. I hate the way stupid fans of the team I root for think and act and I hate the way stupid fans of my team's rival think and act. Stop being stupid. Please?

-Continuing with that thought, facebook statii should be turned off one week before and after rivalry week. It's a lot safer that way and your relationships will not be in jeopardy solely based on your blinded fandom.

-It's a really good thing he's a good lyricist, cause Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional is not pleasant to listen to. Especially live.

-if you are one of those people who slow down traffic to see what's going on on the side of the road, I will punch you square in the baby maker.

-High School kids are super lazy. How hard is it to write down the answers I am giving you on the worksheet I just gave you? Apparently pretty damn.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

RBADDK (Dear [....] Edition)

-Dear Girl I Once Dated,

Wanting you to stop dating other people after almost half a year of dating does not make me the girl of the relationship. Oh yeah, and saying "Well, you are the guy I see the most" is still not an acceptable response.

-Dear St. George,

I love you so much. I always speak so highly of you... so why do you have to make me be all itchy? Not cool STG, not cool.

-Dear Becca Schwartz,

You are fantastic. Please mother my children. Seriously. (Those of you who don't know, she is Rusty in Footloose down at Tuacahn and she is out of this world good. If you've seen her before you know exactly what I am saying).

-Dear Director and Choreographer of "Annie" at Tuacahn,


-Dear Logan,

I don't miss everything about you, but I sure do enjoy visiting you. And man, you sure are pretty in the summer. (and I guess my roommates are pretty cool too) (Oh yeah, and I do mean the city, although I am sure there are a few people named Logan who are also pretty in the summer)

-Dear Dating in the Dark,

You are so evil. We all know looks really do matter. The only thing you are doing is making these mildly attractive people slip into a deep depression when the show airs after they hear what the other person said about them, and see their reaction to the way they look. Bad Form ABC, but thank you for the awkward laughs. (I know what you are thinking and the answer is Yes, I just pulled out a quote from "Hook")

-Dear AT&T,

How hard is it to allow picture messaging on my iPhone? Pick me, Pick me!!! IT'S NOT. Quit being greedy, all you are doing is pissing off all the people who are forced to be with you and they will have absolutely NO loyalty when your exclusive contract with Apple runs out.

-Dear Person Who's Blog I Admittedly Once Read and is Thinking I Stole this Idea From You,

While your blog is moderately entertaining, I didn't. Don't flatter yourself.

-Dear Big Dreams,

Don't leave me because I neglect you sometimes. I promise I think about you all the time.

-Dear Paula Abdul,

Thank you for taking your awkwardness to such extremes the last few seasons. Enjoy unemployment. I'd teach you how to cope, but you make me want to punch a baby.

-Dear Jonathon Groff,

I thought you were great when I saw you live in Spring Awakening, but here's some advice for you: you should either A: sing in tune or B: not let people post a video of you sucking hard core on youtube. Think about it.

(warning video contains some adult language)

With Love,


Monday, August 3, 2009

88 MPH. New Pictures

As I have mentioned before, I now play in an 80s Cover band called 88MPH. We just finished recording a quick demo and got some pictures taken.

I love playing in the band and we really have some talented musicians. It's not just a bunch of friends who want to make "music". It's musicians and performers who want to perform (and we might happen to be good buddies as well). Maybe I will try and upload a link for the demo a bit later.

If you want a kick ass 80s band for anything let me know.