Thursday, September 25, 2008

So much for that stat

I love my wife. She is usually right. I was confiding in her the other night about my fear of sharks. That's why I hate boating. That led to an argument about whether or not there are sharks in lakes. Read here if you don't believe me. Because there are.

Anyway, my wife is really smart. She got a 4.0 in high school and she pretty much never got a question wrong...ever. (Opposites do attract). So Gina tells me you have a higher risk of being killed in a car accident than being attacked by a shark.

After doing research, and finding out she was right, (click here) I decided boating wasn't so scary after all. So we decided to go.

And I got bit by a shark. Well, he actually ripped my leg off. So let me clarify the statistics. You are more likely to die in a car accident than get eaten by a shark, UNLESS you are in water. The End.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Announcing Arkell Photography

I would like to thank all my BFF's for helping me in the decision. I have decided to quit my job as a payroll manager and dedicate myself completely to the pursuit of my photography dreams. I have many years of experience and hope that with new technology available to even the common folk, I can tell a story with my pictures. I will be focusing on families and flowers, so if you have any of these, let me know. Email me if you have specific questions. I can let you know pricing options by email as well.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I've been gone a long time

Seems like all I read these days are blogs that are either love notes or recipe books. The funny thing is, for all you people who post these wonderful notes about your spouse, your spouse doesn't ever read it, so it's doing you no good. You get no extra points for it. As for the recipes, no one reads them unless they cook. And no one cooks these days, heck, you can buy a large HOT-N-READY for $5 bucks. But just in case these really are the hot topics to blog about these days, I will venture to follow suit.

Here is my BFF. I love her so much. She makes me want to be better. She is my reason for living. I don't know what I would do without her, besides buy an XBOX and season tickets to BYU, Jazz, and Bees. Her smile lights up my day (well, technically the sun and light bulbs do, but figuratively anyways)....well even then, she has been grumpy of late. Whe she is, my heart wonders when she will get back, and how much money she spent. When she is near me in bed at night, my body wonders if our budget could maybe afford a king size bed. She is the greatest wifey in the whole worldy.....I love you BFF. BFF's 4 EVA, kay?

Now for my recipe portion of the program.

1 Slice white bread

1 Slice wheat bread

1 Slice rye bread

Peanut butter


Place peanut butter on slice of white and wheat bread. Then apply jelly slowly. Place slice of rye between white and wheat bread. Take a bite. Tastes like crap, right? That's what you get for using a recipe off my blog.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thou shalt not Judge Judy

So this a snobby dude who thinks he is better than everybody else. He loves to judge people incorrectly and be a snoot.

This dude makes an initial judgment that is intermediate and holds off on making final judgements. Cool dude. I wanted to break out from retirement and talk about one of my biggest pet peeves....peoples understanding of the principle of judging others.

We all know the scripture "Judge not, lest ye be judged" and we all know of the JST translation that says "Judge righteous judgement". We all know these references. Yet, we still love to think that people are judging us and we all have told somebody not to judge because the scriptures say not to. Here is my problem: We all judge other people, and we have to in order to survive and protect ourselves, so lets stop talking about the whole judging crap. This talk by Dallin H Oaks explains when it is okay to judge and when it is best to reserve judgement. Please read it. One of his best points is where he states that it is necessary to judge people, but when never should make final judgements.

A lot of times, especially for me, when I have a first impression, or judgement of someone, it is totally incorrect and the moment I think it I feel horrible that it has even entered my mind. But my mind natural judges people. It's called a first impression, but that's why I don't make final judgements based off of my initial contact.

This was a very boring post.....I have lost my touch.....I think I am going to retire again.