Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Blogging for another day

I have recently realized that the quality and overall level of interest of my blogs has been very much lacking as of late. This may be due to the LSAT, a standardized test that I have been recently killing myself over. The aforementioned test is scheduled in exactly one month: Sept. 29. I envision getting off the T-stop and entering Northeastern University brimming with confidence and ready to take this test down. In the meantime, I am abusing my brain. If you are a brain-rights activist, don't get me wrong. I don't mean for the unnecessary suffering of my brain. All I want to tell my brain is this: "If you scratch my back for the next few weeks, I'll scratch your back later down the road. Mark my word." Farewell society, and I will see you in a month.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I know the meaning of life

I love thinking through difficult and controversial issues especially from a religious standpoint. Strangely enough, I have been thinking about the topic of homosexuality as of late. Maybe this is due to recently moving to the only state in the United States that legally performs same-sex marriages, or because of my interest in biology, but I find the topic very interesting. By thinking through this topic, I feel more confident reconciling this topic with my faith. But I have also found that the topic of homosexuality has a deep underlying issue that pretty much encompasses the meaning of life. Now I'm not going to claim that I know everything about life. (That would be silly to claim as life is very complex.) However, I have a ballpark idea of what this life is all about and I can think through many of the weird nuances of life so they at least make a decent amount of sense to me. I was listening to an NPR program about transsexuals the other day and it was quite interesting hearing their perspective. I thought to myself, "I would really be confused if I didn't understand the meaning of life."

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Things I've learned recently

Having a girlfriend is a good thing. See Genesis 2:18

Kissing with glasses is not a good thing, and is more difficult than you think. I've found that it's easier to ditch the glasses. In such situations, glasses are not necessarily crucial as I am nearsighted.

Even though I believe that dating should not be taken too seriously, you still need to base your relationship on longevity. I believe that you must be on the same page as the other person in three categories: level of fun, interest, personal values. You can't start off your relationship on things that you don't feel good about.

I like flirting with sister missionaries.

Friday, August 03, 2007 gets popular

In case you didn't know, I am the co-creator of the website When Rich Millar and I started this last summer, the original url was, which many are already familiar with. Because of legal technicalities, (It turns out that the acronym BYU in the url is a bad thing if you are not affiliated with BYU) we felt it would be a better idea to change the url to as it is simple, easy to remember, and involves no numbers. Since then we have added a lot of cool content. This includes, but is not limited to, a comprehensive calendar of events that allows anyone to post events, fun and addicting flash games, and a list of fun date ideas to do in the area.
Last Friday, we had a favorable article published in the Daily Universe about our site. Click here to read the feature. I was excited to see this article published because I knew that it would help increase the traffic to our site. However, I didn't expect the intense spike in traffic that we experienced that day. It generated triple the normal traffic from one article on page 4 of the Daily Universe during Summer term! Unbelievable. If you have never visited, do it. You won't regret it. You don't need to have any ties to Utah Valley to appreciate it. Who knows, you might have a better idea of what to do the next time you're in the mood for fun.