Friday, April 28, 2006

Sunburn at Snowbird

Had a blast skiing with my Dad. We were some of the first people on the slops this morning, it was great. Most of the day we skied together, but I felt like I was holding him back. So I headed back to the shop for a board and he went on the Black Diamonds. I had his help sking and I picked it up pretty well. We did two intermidiate runs at the end and I did not fall, I wish that I could say the same thing for snowboarding. I left the shop with no instructions, just what I had seen in the movies and on the slopes in the morning. The first run I face planted more times than I care to count, the second run was much better. I mean I still fell but nothing really hard. I found my back edge which was cool so as long as I didn't did to cut the other way I was fine. On the third and final run I was confident that I didn't faceplant on the second run and that I found my back edge, big mistake. Things were going good, did the first two sections without falling. Third drop didn't look that bad, found my back edge, things are moving really fast, really fast. "Hey Tommy, Find Your Front Edge." That was the last thought before some three flips a six barrel rolls and twelve broken bones. Okay, all of that was true except the bone part. Crazy, that's all I can say. I laid there for some time and then got up. Only fell one more time the rest of the run. So while I did not walk away with a mastery of slope skills, rolled away with some ridiculous burn stripes; white forehead from beanie and raccoon eyes from glass. Verdict, I can't wait for next season!!!

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Snowbird Bound!!!

No More Teachers...

No More Teachers, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks. When You Hear That Second Bell, Drop Your Books and run like... Hey, sure am glad to be done with school. I just got done taking my last History final. It was harder than I expected, but I really think that I will pass. My parents are in town and I am excited to try skiing with my Dad tomorrow. For those interested my graduation is at 2pm on Friday in the BYU Marriot Center.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New E-mail Address

I have decided to drop Yahoo and go Google all the way. My new e-mail is

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

On Doorsteps Soon!!!

Square Magazine has come out with its fifth issue hitting doorsteps early tomorrow morning. For those in the Utah County Area check-out my third appearance in the Mag. Not as impressive as my full page foto in the first issue, but this half page article is something you just have to read. I saw the proof tonite and am thrilled to be apart of another great issue. For more info on the Mag visit

Monday, April 24, 2006

Two More Visits...

Two more visits...that is what every Orthodontists has told me for the last three years. Last visit I made my orthodontist said next time for sure. He even measured me for my bottom retainer, but today he said next visit. I nearly cried. My appointment is on May 16th, so hopefully I can get them off before my birthday. That would be a nice treat. But after so many dissapointments I think that I will just say I'll believe it when I see it.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Snow Still Around

After church I went on a Sunday drive up Provo Canyon with my roommate Derek. In addition to just wanting to spend time outside on a beautiful spring day, I was doing some scouting of what roads had been cleaned of their winter debris. Sadly one of my favorite mountain routes is still packed under several feet of snow. I knew that there would be a lot of snow in shaded areas, but I did not realize that so much would still be left on the roads. I am guessing that it will be several weeks before the snow melts and the roads are swept. I will just have to stick with running anyway, because my bike is having issues and I have a hard time wanting to fix her when I still can’t ride everyday.
So while this week will not be filled with much riding it will be great, not only am I graduating but my parents will be in town for most of the week.

Last nite I mentioned that I was playing Soccer with the work team and had Derek take some pictures. The seats are far back and there is a net so they are not really crisp pictures, but here are some just for kicks. No pun intended.

Me just after getting lame!!!

About to field the ball.

MLM UNITED @ Let's Play Soccer

If I wasn't already busy enough, I added Soccer to my schedule. Work has a team, so for you locals come out and see us on any of the following dates:

Tuesday, April 25 @ 7:50PM
Tuesday, May 09 @ 10:20PM
Saturday, May 20 @ 6:10PM
Saturday, May 27 @ 6:10PM
Tuesday, May 30 @ 9:30PM
Saturday, June 03 @ 8:40PM
Saturday, June 10 @ 8:40PM

For directions go to

I know that 4 blogs in one day is excessive, but it has been a great day and I have had time to share it.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Latest Travel Recap

My Trips over the last few months have taken me to Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Idaho. While I enjoyed them all the one where I took the most pictures was my trip to Portland, OR with Derek Kirby and Jessica Shaver for the Hagg Lake 50K Trail Race. No Jess & Derek didn't run, I was the only one of the group crazy enough to run 30+ miles. Here are two pics of the trip. The car shot was early on in the trip; we're all awake & smiling. After seeing the one of my shoes you'll know why the race website is

Coming Soon!

What is coming soon? My voice blog. I started a MySpace page and realized real quick that I wanted something more. I was just unaware that Blogger had it. Now that I realized they do, I'm stoked. I have been spending a lot of time on the road, traveling with my new job and I have wanted to let people know where I am and what I am up to. Since I usually can't call everyone, those interested can hear about where I am and what is going on during my different trips.