Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10 THINGS I THINK … I THINK…

These are the thoughts running through my head on a daily basis… they are not in any particular order… just random thoughts.


 

10) I have come to the conclusion that is perfectly acceptable for a man driving a hearse with a corpse in the back to drive in the carpool lane…. However I don't think it is for a man carrying ashes.

9) OK again with my overactive mind I started thinking… lets say for conservative estimates you go to the bathroom for an average of 20 minutes a day. I would say that is a low estimate but we can stick with it… that would mean 140 minutes a week, 7280 min a year and if you lived to 75 that is around 510,000 minutes of time going to the bathroom!! That computes to about 353 days in your lifetime… that is almost a whole year of you standing in front of or on the throne!! What is my point? Time to realize the value of depends… how much more could we accomplish?!

8) The Maldives Islands are a country in the Indian ocean with the highest point being about 7 feet high!! SEVEN FEET!! Is there a country in the world more aware of ice caps melting than this place? Say goodbye to this place in the next 50 years…

7) Math?? Seriously the math I used in thought number 9 is probably the most I have used… ever. Besides basic adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing why do we put such an emphasis on it?? Makes no sense to me…

6) Why in the mythical sense is heaven always seen as up and hell down? I would much rather walk downhill than up… in fact I would assume it to be hell walking up hill to something.

5) The older I get the less I like cold weather… I am hoping that Global warming keeps pace with my ability to tolerate the weather. If it goes up a few degrees every year by the time I am 70 the weather will be great year round in Utah!! Thank you Al Gore.

4) Sitting on the fence makes you an enemy to all.

3) Extreme obesity.. im talking the 400 pounders and big are a real strain on society in a lot of ways. We always hear how smoking decreases both your quality of life and your actual life. Doesn't this do the same thing? How can we tax they in a way to help them out of this situation?

2) As of right now Cap and Trade is the best way to help the environment both from an economic standpoint and a environmental stand point… if we look to high on either end we are hurting society in some way.

1) A lot of westernized countries give you the day off for voting… we don't and in fact make it extremely hard for a lot of people. In turn we always have the lowest voter turn out in our polls… its almost as if the government and people running for office DON'T want us to vote… wonder why that is…

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 things that make me happy

In my recent discovery of being crazy I have come to some irrational thoughts that make me feel rather rational J For instance I have a hard time when people ask me if I am "happy". What does that even mean? Can there be a more generic question that people usually give the most generic answers that don't even really generate there true feelings to this question? Ok to understand the state of being Happy lets go to the internet which is never wrong… as per Wikipedia Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. So when people ask me this question I feel like I have to answer quickly… and in an instant I am suppose to weigh out my current feelings on everything in my life in an instant! I could be happy with having a house, a beautiful wife and my job, but not happy with school and maybe my car being weird. (it isn't at the moment it is just an example to use…) so since three of the 5 I thought of make me happy does that mean I am happy? I don't know where to draw the line in the sand. So to me, to be asked if I am happy is an overly generic statement that I feel like I am unable to answer at times… even if I am really happy. Now I realize that I am probably the only person in the world that can take such a simple question like this and turn it into something that is a million times more complicated than it needs to be… so for the benefit of me I decided to see what makes me happy. I am going to exclude people from this list because they usually make me happy… Im going to list the top ten things that make me happy that are not people! Here we go…


 

10) Ice cream on a stick!

    Is there anything else in this world more marvelous and wonderful than this invention?! Ice cream is one of the best things in the world to eat and than making it more portable with a million different flavor options is border line genius. I hope to shake the man's hand that invited this one day…

9) Baseball games on TV!

    Baseball is America's past time and for good reason any game with any team brings a smile to my face. There are people that say Baseball is boring on TV and to all those people I say…. Shut up.

8) Electric Guitars!

    If one were to pose the question what is the greatest invention of all time invented in America I think most would give Na├»ve answers like the light bulb or the Atomic Bomb. These answers are clearly wrong when put into perspective with the Electric Guitar. Les Paul, a musician from Wisconsin invented the first solid body electric guitar transforming music into a new sound and sensation that defined America from the 20's to the late 70's! As a side note the state of Wisconsin having this man born into it as well as the mass amount of cheese produced each year make this state the most underrated state in the USA.

7) Sushi!

    Sushi is one of the greatest things ever to come across the Pacific ocean to fill the American pallet. Is it the raw fish, the seaweed rapper or the creepy infatuation that us Westerners have with the Asian population? Probably a mixture of all three! Who cares pass the wasabi…

6) Watching construction!

    This one could be my weirdest but I absolutely love it! Is there anything more fascinating than watching the human mind go to work and engineer great architectural feats? How many dogs have built a three story office building in less than a year? That is right… there are missing those opposable thumbs!! Don't worry I don't let my dog forget that I have them…

5) First day of school!    

    I know this sounds weird but I love the first day of School. Maybe it's the fall weather, the new books, the opportunity to learn more and more. Ironically one of the things that make me not happy is school after about 2 weeks in when I realize that im probably going to learn very little, im brook from the cost of books and it kills way to much of my free time.

4) Reading a book!

    There is nothing more important to my existence than my ability to read. Movie's and TV are boring compared to the wonders of a book. What people can do on the screen is only a millionth of what my mind projects to me when I am reading. A book can take me to places I have never been and get lost there for hours and hours. I can revisit and fall in love again and again with books. Books are wonderful and amazing.

3) WORKING for the Utah jazz!

    Best job in the world. I could not think of a better thing than sitting in the booth at 97 years old and dying at the end of a jazz game. I would go out with a smile on my face and not to mention that would probably be somewhere in the ball park of my 3200 game attended… which would put me in the genius book of world records… I guess this one counts as two reasons to be happy! GO JAZZ

2) Cheese!

    This sometimes might be my number 1… it was hard to decide but it is safe to say cheese is the most delectable food…. Ever. If you argue this point you will lose… even if you are allergic to cheese it's hard to say it's not the best thing you could possible put in your body J

1)Making people Laugh!

    This is my number one and for good reason. If something I say makes someone else smile or laugh it is me helping them get over a crummy day or breaking the slowness of life. If I could do that 24/7 I think I could say I am a fully happy man. The ability to bring joy to people's life through jokes and humor is so important to me.


 

Friday, September 11, 2009

With a Little Help from My Friends


A great beatles song... with a great lyrics. I find myself humming this tune more than not. Especially the first lines hit me in regards to the tittle... "What would you think if i sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me..." And I often wonder at times about friends in general. for instance... what would you think if I moved of state? or changed jobs? Or stop going to school? Or went to a different school? Or any number of things.... silly as it seems how singing out of tune is in the song but in reality it brings a good point does it not? When they get by with a little help from their friends makes me believe there defining there friendship. I often wonder how many of my best of friends would stand by me for everything... or vice versa? Or maybe i just hum it a lot becasue i like the melody :) who knows. but it is a great song and it should leave us all thinking.... "what would i do... (fill in the blank)" for our friends and loved ones as well as back at ya.
PS I really want the new beatles rock band... who doesn't?!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Condo Life...

I am offically living in the condo as of sunday night. I am rather enjoying it but at the same time it feels kind of empty with me being the only one there... and i have a bed and a table. furniture is slowly making its way into the condo which is good! ill try and take pictures and add them later so when i am the only one that reads the blog ill be surprised :) things are going really well with it... we get married NEXT month. that is insane to think about but i am excited. Its great to have support from all of our friends and family especially for the next 5 weeks im sure its going to just get crazier and crazier. between elisha and I, we totalled over 100 hrs of work last week and its going to be that way until the wedding and maybe for a while after that. things are going better for the most part minus the job. still keeping my eye open internally and outside my work as well. i hope i can find something soonish to make things a bit more barable for working so much. Love my family and my hale family :) Been great to me so far. Still working through just a couple more things in my head hopefully have it all clearned up in no time. other than that things are great

Friday, August 21, 2009

FRUSTRATIONS!!!

i don't understand for the life of me why we all go through things and have so much frustrations. I just want things to be simple and easy to understand for not just be but everyone in this world especially the people that i love. for example... on any given day i think more people talk to me that I DON'T want to talk to me... than people that i do. Some ive actually blocked there number in the past but they wont leave me alone... and people that i want to come and talk dont as much. its a weird inverse of what makes sense to me. so its FRUSTRATING. its nice to write it down becuas i don't htink anyone will read it... but it takes it off my brain a bit. another frustrating is being stuck at a job i hate with a passion and no were to go. ive never felt targeted at a job before and now i walk with a big bullzeye on my back. i hope it doens't last long either way. so if anyone knows a good place to work let me know :) however i write so little on my blog im sure this is to myself... so ill keep an eye out for a job!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Change Over Weekend....

So this past weekend we changed over from Treasure Island to Hello Dolly. I'm kind of sad about the whole situation since I really enjoyed working that show... now I will be lost with the large amounts of "free time" I will be having until the next show. Anyways it was a rather "quick" changeover... and after ten years we actually seem to have a system that works. which i am grateful for and for all the people that come and help and deal with my orneriness (not sure if that is a word? I am 100% sure i spelled it wrong if it is...). Well after the normal Saturday/Sunday rig amoral we ended up going to my place to eat dinner. After dinner, being the theatre nerds that we are, Elisha and I went upstairs to watch the Tony's and I may or may not have purchased the sound track to "Rock of Ages" the second Elisha left... I'm not sure. And maybe I'm secretly hoping i can find a time in the near future to go see it because it sounds awesome to me. ANYWAYS... in this picture is the last place i was seen before I was infected with the SWINE flu. Yes that is right... Bryant will be a survivor of the Swine. I will be writing a book about the horrific adventure and the first 100 people that respond to this post with receive and autographed copy of it.
So Ive been out of work for several days on doctors orders... and for those that know me... know that it is killing me! I am going to die soon if i don't go do something. Worst case sceniro... you get swine flu if you hang out with me. who wants to?! Don't be shy! ill be waiting to hear from YOU!
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Friday, May 22, 2009

New Thoughts...

In reflecting upon my recent blog and looking back at the last month or so much has changed for me. To begin with I didn't believe ANYONE read my blogs... which makes me feel good and I would like to thank my family and close friends for being wonderful to me. It also makes me realize how little i use my blog... so here is a new post and hopefully i will continue to write at least through the summer. my new blog entry:

Why I am thankful for Kidney Stones....

Recently I just went through a really crappy situation where I got a kidney stone while i was in Florida where i had NO family with me. Kidney Stones are one of the most painful things that you can experience they say... and i believe it now after going through it. So why would ANYONE be glad to get a kidney stone? I'm sure you are all dying with suspense so I will cut to the chase.

While lying in the ER hospital bed in Orlando Florida waiting for my test results and trying not to self diagnose myself I found time to look back and think about what i want in life, what i need, who i want there with me and all of those plus much more. I think when defining these things i also found time to decided what I DON'T want or need. These all came when everything seemed to look bleak and never ending... and before giving up i found the light at the end of the tunnel. Since I've been back a weight has been lifted... my smile is back and I am ready for life! My last blog has been removed because that situation has been removed from my life. Retrospect is funny. i wish i could have it before i did something stupid. Needless to say that kidney stone gave me the realization to know what I want in life and what I can become and how I can obtain it. Thank you everyone :) now the fun part is to see who out of the "everyone" reads it!!