Friday, February 29, 2008

Jazz vs. Pistons




hey everyone,

i was going to do this with my weekly weekend one, but after Ben's prompting to put up pictures i decided to do it now. I'd never been to a premier level pro sports game (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, etc...) so i decided that i'd go to a Utah Jazz game because i was so close (relatively). So I planned it out ahead with Jordan. We both wanted to see the Detroit Pistons because we both really like the team. So this Wednesday, i went with three other guys (Jordan ironically couldn't go) to the game. We had "nosebleed" seats, pretty close to as far away as you can get, but they were only $13.50, so i was totally fine with that. It was pretty awesome - Detroit was destroying Utah for the whole first half, just totally rocking them. Utah came back, with the help of like 3 three's in a row from Mehmet Okur, to win the game with the biggest lead they had the whole game (one of the only leads...). it was pretty awesome and entertaining. The main thing was that i was really impressed with Chauncy Billups (he was the best on the floor, no doubt), Richard Hamilton, and Deron Williams. It was pretty cool to see the guys i've always heard about and seen on TV. Especially Rasheed Wallace, because I've grown up knowing who he was. the first video is just showing our seats and the guys (the kid next to me and the two right behind us). The second was the first of Okur's 3 three's that i just caught on camera. the rest are random pictures i took. none of them are of us, but who's more exciting; us, or a NBA baskeball game... thought so.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Random whatever this week...

So, this week not too much of anything special happened. I'm definitely getting better at hockey - which makes it even more fun!

the only true thing of note other than the BYU VS. Utah bball game, which we won, was that i went to a BYU ballet on Thursday for my humanities class. It was the BYU Theatre Ballet doing "ballet in concert". i noticed at the Richard's building they had a display up about it and i also noticed that the dancers were rather attractive. so i decided to go w/ some other guys in HUM 101. It was pretty cool - i'd never been to a ballet and so it was a good experience. The classic ballet parts were pretty cool, and the team wasn't too bad at all (though i bet world class ballet would be just amazing). They did try and do some more modern stuff which was slightly weird at times - especially because we went to see a ballet. but it was overall pretty cool. not as good as Midsummer's, but oh well - until next week

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Skiing and sports

hey everyone, i had a very interesting and tiring week. I went skiing (just to Sundance) on Tuesday with some of the people in my ward. Man i was not in skiing shape at all - got the leg burn from the first run! so i slowed them down a little bit.

On Thursday i really enjoyed playing hockey for my class at the open lab, and i played pretty well - starting to get better. I then had an Intramural basketball game we/I played bad but man i was tired at the end of that day...then on Friday, Jordan and another kid in our ward woke up at 6:30 to play pickup bball. Then, i went with Harry, Tyler Yorgason, and Melissa B. to Brighton for nightskiing and man was it fun! the best resort i've been to by far, and we didn't even get to see the whole mountain. i had alot of fun and improved i think.

but as you can tell this week has been FULL of activities. Of course i did schoolwork too but i always do that. i don't always go skiing and play bball that much... whew but it was fun, even with all of the soreness. Well, until next week!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

My introduction to both live Shakespeare and BYU stage


On Friday, February 1st i went to BYU's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", mainly because i need to for my Humanities class, but i was also interested and had heard only good things about this production.

I was luckily able to go even though Jordan gave away the ticket he had gotten for me... this is because one guy on my floor had 3 extra tickets and i volunteered to use them up as soon as i found out (like 15 min before the show).

The play was done slightly artistically, (though Midsummer definitely needs some of that when dealing with at least the fairy world part) with only eight pillar/arch type things that were placed/slid to certain ways to mimic either the forest, majestic building, or simple one. (oh and some wavy horizontal beams to close in/ create a ceiling). also the garb of the "athenians" were neither truly athenian or shakespearian, more of just formal (though with a old look - coattails, vests, suspenders etc...)

anyways on to what i thought of it. I REALLY enjoyed it, it was awesome. everyone else i talked to and the people i went with all agreed as well. A very well done play for an already well-written play ( i like the story and comedies in general). it was sentimental to hilarity in the right parts, yet just right sometimes as well. also some modern humor (like a kitty-like growl by the lion in the pyramus and thisbee play) along with the Shakespeare. i really didn't expect this blog to be this long, but it makes some sense considering i really liked it.

um i guess i'll just try and do at least one post a weekend, seems to be the best idea -