Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I've been robbed!

No, really, I was robbed! Matt got a sweet reward from RedHat for doing a great job to the tune of 500 dollars at amazon. I know right!? Apparently, he saved the company he's working for from certain doom, so I guess it was worth it. :)

Any way, he asked me if there was something I wanted. I thought about it and decided on a Kindle. I have been going back and forth on the e-reader fence and I can see pros and cons for both, like a Kindle won't have that musty smell that old books have and it won't be as easy to flip through pages, but I can bring several books with me (including my scriptures which weight a ton) in one convenient package.

So, we ordered it on Monday and it was supposed to arrive at my parent's house yesterday, as I'm visiting them for two weeks. The driver delivered the package at 2:47. I went out to check at about 3:45 and it was gone. We thought maybe it was at a neighbors house, so I walked around and checked. My mom called her friends to see if they have seen anything, but alas, my kindle was no where to be found.

I called Fed-Ex who had the driver drop by our house to make sure he delivered it to the correct address, and called amazon. Luckily, because I had gone through a lot of terrible muzak on the Fed-Ex phones, amazon said they'd ship me a new one right away. It was pretty painless and the people I talked to on the phone were very sympathetic.

This morning, I filed a police report. It's the first time I've ever done that. Weird. And I did it online. Weirder. I chatted with Officer Ryan Phillips of South Jordan's finest about the details, and that was that. I doubt they'll find it, but both Fed-ex and Amazon suggested that I file a report.

I wouldn't think my parent's neighborhood as being sketch, but apparently we live on the outskirts of polite society (read dripping with sarcasm).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Amazing find!!

Working part time at the bookstore affords me many luxuries. Of these small blessings is the fact that I can listen all sorts of great LDS music for free twice a week. I don't ever bother buying cd's that I like because I can listen to them while I work. One of my new favorite cds is one by Vocal Point, the BYU men's acapella group. This cd includes two really great songs, one being a Super Mario Bros medley and other being a very different arrangement of Nearer My God to Thee. Nearer My God to Thee is one of my favorite hymns any way, being that is was one of the first (if not the very first) hymn I really learned to play on the piano.

Any way, I was listening to it at work and decided I would see if I could buy the sheet music somewhere. I searched for it and on their website, for free, was the arrangement for Nearer My God to Thee. It's the only one they have on their website and the composer has given anyone the rights to copy it and perform it. !!! Holy crap that never happens!

So, I printed off the music and began to obsess and have decided that I want to rewrite it for a women's choir and/or mixed choir. It's just too pretty to let it be just for boys. :) If and when I finish it, I might just put it up here for you to use and distribute as you see fit. In the meantime, for your aural pleasure, I present Vocal Point singing Nearer My God to Thee:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Young House Love

I officially want to be these people and have their house. Check it out!

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