Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bill Murray!

While in NYC a group of us decided to walk the Brooklyn Bridge (which is one of the coolest things to do in the city). There was a large group of people walking along and stopping periodically to read poetry. Come to find out, Bill Murray was part of this group. Why this was we knew not, but we waited around long enough to join the group and walk the bridge behind Bill. He was with his three boys and not really having a good time. We smiled and said hi, but because of the circumstances and his lack of social interaction we didn't bug him. His outfit was amazing: orange short sleeved button down, black pleated pants, nike shox. We then ate some awesome pizza in Brooklyn.

Shoes, yes, shoes

Check out these fine sneaks that Tyler and I stumbled upon in NYC.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yankees and Red Sox Game

There are some amazing rivalries in sports. You've got North Carolina/Duke, Michigan/Ohio State, Florida/Florida State as the biggies in college sports (oh and of course BYU/Utah). Pro is harder to come by. Cowboys/Redskins, Dodgers/Giants, Cubs/WhiteSox, Bears/Packers, and the 80's had the Celtics/Lakers rivalry which is one of the best things ever to happen to the NBA. The mother of all sports rivalries, at least everyone can agree that the mother of all pro sports rivalries is Yankees/RedSox.

I felt like a little school girl as we approached Yankee Stadium. Actually, I felt like a little school girl who had just begun the first day of 2nd grade and had a brand new outfit, lunch packed with Gushers fruit snacks and a My Little Pony Lunchbox with a thermos filled with Hi-C Ecto Cooler (the best Hi-C flavor ever). The game was everything I had hoped for and then some.

We were in the nosebleeds. F Boston chants would start every few minutes and any time a RedSox fan would cheer the section would all point at the person and yell "A Hole" in unison. It actually sounded like the "Airball" chants in basketball. Many a RedSox fan was kicked out of the game for unruly behavior and when that happened all the adjacent fans would dowse them with beer, nachos, peanuts, and whatever they had. The fans were crazy. It was like a great big party, especially since the Yankees were winning. It was so cool to sit in the south Bronx and soak in the atmosphere of a Yankees/Redsox game. That's not something that happens everyday.

LCD Soundsystem

I saw LCD Soundsystem in NYC. It was there last show in the states before they hit the Euro trail. As much as I love LCD Soundsystem, I love them even more after I had an energy seizure from their show. Phil Smallwood swore that happened as he watched those guys. The sound they pump out and how all the music came together was amazing. We just showed up without tickets and thanks to Tiffany Migdat as our lucky charm, me, Phil, and Lisa were able to get in the show and have a fabulous time. I highly recommend seeing them if you ever get a chance and if you haven't picked up Sounds of Silver, do so! It's R A D.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Internship Fun

My internship has been going down at Young & Rubicam, NY. I have been taking part in account management duties for Dannon Yogurt. It has been a great experience to jump into the thick of things with a client that likes to spend lots of money on mediocre TV spots. Ah well, what can you do? It really has been an awesome experience.

A New Chapter Begins

It's crazy to think that just yesterday I was months off my mission and as giddy as a school girl to start college. I had no real idea of what I wanted to do and had no idea what BYU would have to offer me. Four and almost a half years later I look back with fondness and appreciation for the opportunities and experiences that took place. I probably wouldn't change a thing about my college experience. I loved it so much. The smell of the brats at Lavell Edwards stadium, a pumped up crowd at the Marriott, last second study sessions at the testing center, late night runs to Wendy's and Betos, concerts at In the Venue, visits to Park City and Sundance, ridiculous late night chats with roommates, some of the craziest, quirkiest, and funniest roommates, and most importantly, time spent with Sarah made the last four years the best of my life.

I feel I had one of the best majors at BYU and an amazing job. I had great professors that became more than just teachers, they were friends. Since I’ve been in New York I’ve had time to reflect about the past years and college life. I’m sad it has to end and I’m sad the carefree days are over. However, a whole new chapter has begun and that brings with it the excitement and fun of marriage and starting a family with a wonderful woman. It’s amazing to reflect and think about what a lucky and blessed person I am.