Adventures in the Lone Star State

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Rikaichan

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Today in my Japanese Literature class, a student showed us this amazing Firefox plug-in called Rikaichan. It has got to be one of the best Japanese plug-ins that I’ve seen. You hover over any word and it breaks the kanji down to its basic reading plus the English definition. Talk about a time saver!

Engagement Photos Up

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Many of you have asked that Diane and I put some photos of ourselves on our wedding website. Your wish has finally been granted. We took our engagement pictures in Downtown Salt Lake earlier this month. It was freezing, but we tried to make the best of it. We hope that you enjoy them. Go […]

Minister a Hero? I Think Not

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OK, so two minister stories in one day. I actually came across this one first, but I couldn’t remember the link. It’s also a lot less fun and positive than the previous post. Anyway, here’s the gist of this CNN story. At age 16, he robs a convenience store and stabs the clerk with a […]

Carpe Diem!

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As my Spanish professor (rather Renaissance-era Spanish poets) would say, “Carpe Diem!” In an effort to reduce the number of divorces among his flock, a minister is encouraging couples to have sex every day for a month. For the full story, go to CNN Video. If it doesn’t show up, search for “Minister to married […]

Laptops Galore

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The past month has been very difficult because I have gone through a number of different laptops. It all started one morning when I cracked the screen of my HP tablet PC. I lived with it for a few weeks, but then the crack started growing. In fact, I cracked it a second time. Anyway, […]

All Meat Tastes Like Chicken

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I received this from my sister-in-law: ——————– I can’t claim this NYC story for myself but it is one of my favorites. Natasha & Curtis can correct me if I get the details wrong. Our good friend Curtis was out for his morning run in a nearby park. Not many people were in the park […]

Filling Out Forms

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Why can’t people fill out forms properly? As part of my job on campus, I manage offers that students receive from companies. I can’t tell you how many times students say that they have not accepted a job, but they fill in the accepted date field. Check it out (most info has been removed for […]

Smart? I Don’t Think So

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I’m sorry, but when a friend was browsing through her friend’s friends list on Facebook, I noticed this tagline. While we chuckled at the typo on the tagline, I had to laugh when I read the last name of the individual: Smart. Yeah, right… P.S. I don’t claim to be smart as I have plenty […]

Scrabble Videos

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Okay, if you don’t know by now, I love Scrabble. I’m not very good at it, but it’s still fun to play. Here are two videos that a friend (hat tip: Matt) sent me. Video 1: National Team Scrabble Champions on Jimmy Kimmel Video 2: Scrabble – Take That, Grandma!

BYU Unblocks YouTube

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[4 Feb] Update: BYU has reblocked it…looks like they were modifying some network configurations. I was reading a friend’s blog when I noticed all of his YouTube videos were loading. It caught me off guard at first because BYU had YouTube blocked for some time. The only building with access to it was the Jesse […]