Tuesday, December 8, 2009

el Nino

Finners is turning out to be quite the character!
Dad and Finn hanging out!

Monday, November 9, 2009

a little off the top...

Finners got a haircut and looks like a little man now!
Practicing For College Football Season!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Captain Finners!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


So the wife and little dude have been out of town this past week, I thought my love of sleeping more that 5 hours at a time would be enough to keep me from missing them but it didn't, So I decided to put up some pictures of the little dude!
Finns new winter hat!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Ridley Noah Team Edition.....YES PLEASE!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Music on blogs is STUPID!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Denver, WHAT?

How ulgy were those throwback uniforms the Broncos were wearing, Brown and Gold will forever be a horrible color combo! With all of the throwbacks being warn this season I am waitng for the late 80's early 90's throwback unis, bare midriffs, huge shoulder pads and sleeves you could fit around your waist. At least one team needs to do it, perhaps the Lions no one takes them seriously anyway and its not like they have an image to uphold.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanks Kanye

Dear Kanye,

Thank you for reintroducing America to the worst hairstyle of all time while simultaneously redefining what it means to be an ASS. The way you shave paisley designs or some sort of shameless self promotion in your hair is commendable, do you shave a large portion of your hair so your girlfriend will not feel too bald when you hang out? Thank you for paving the way for other bozos to shave designs in their heads, i.e. Ron Artest, 60% of collegiate football players, especially the one who chose to shave Mike Vick into his head, I heard it was done by a groomer, oh the irony. No but seriously, thank you for bringing back the studded belt, and the worst sunglasses of all time and since Kurt Warner's wife grew her hair back thank you for having the token girl with the bad haircut on your arm. Seriously, anyone who has followed in Kanye's hairstyle footsteps please stop, it is heinous and no one thinks you're cool, especially you the kid on the sideline of the UNLV game with the bad haircut and studded belt, come on cant you spend your team stipend on something better. No, but seriously Kanye thank you for being just the coolest man alive, I hope you soon follow the path of other musicians with cool haircuts specifically Vanilla Ice, so go visit Suge Knight and get slapped around!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The following are things that I think about, they may seem nerdy or dumb but for some reason
they occupy the every corner of my brain.

Did you know that ALL of the children that Val and Myself have will be blood type O, yep thats right we both are homozygous recessive for blood type O, no weither they will be negative or postive is another story.

What is Lance Armstrong's VO2 Max?

How can Finn create so much pee, man some of those diapers are heavy.

When the hell will my Trail 90 be finished.

How do I chop a car? ( this is a senario that has run through my mind since high school, I probably have built 1,000 of these things over the years in my mind)
Often times I find myself day dreaming about high end road bikse, you know the 10,000 variety. Val often refers to this as bicycle porn.

Finn is the cuttest baby ever!
Call me a dork or nerd but there you have it a glimpse into my brain.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Oh Pete

Its official I have a HUGE man crush on Pete Carroll, I want to shout it out from the house top. But Pete you cant let the Trojans scare me like that!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ill call it American Idol Syndrome

There is a disease sweeping the nation. I only watch the first two weeks of American Idol this it when it is actually entertaining. Each year I am amazed that some of the worst singers are the most confident individuals trying out. They are also the ones that are the most blown away when the judges tell them they stink, it is as if no one has ever been honest with them in their life. Now this I attribute to parents, it is one thing to support or encourage your children and and nourish their dreams but it is a whole different thing to INSTILL FALSE HOPES, you cant sing so lets channel that musical energy into playing an instrument, find other outlets. NOT EVERYONE CAN SING! Here is an example, if your family finds you to be very funny and often tells you, then chances are your not funny this could be case of American Idol Syndrome or AIS, your mom will never tell you you smell or you are a lousy basketball player because they are trying to support you. So families don't allow your loved ones to suffer from AIS it will get them mocked and cause them embarrassment.

Ill have a 32oz Diet Gordo please

Enjoy this picture, it is of me with my girlfriend, a 32oz cup of Diet Coke. Well, I have decided to breakup with her, I need to drink water so I consumed my last 32 oz tonight, I guess I will get my caffeine from Excedrin or else where but it wont be from soda! No SODA!

Friday, August 7, 2009

make you jump, jump

Now let me preface this by saying I love me some Kris Kross but wearing your clothes backwards is wiggity wiggity wack! Now on with the story I have an 8:30 am class 3 times a week, what a way to spend a summer, I know! Every morning after snoozing until wife threatens to punch me in the face if my alarm goes off one more time, I get out of bed and the mad rush starts. It is like the Saved by the Bell theme song is looped in my head. So in the mad rush of getting ready and attempting to make it to class on time, in the last two weeks I have put my underwear on backwards, twice and have not discovered this until lets say 1pm in the afternoon. I know what you are thinking, 1 of 2 things. 1. How do you put your underwear on backwards and not realize it until 1pm. or 2. Wow he must have a pretty large bladder to not have to pee until 1pm in the afternoon. Well yes and no, many of those that know me my bladder is tiny. If the average bladder was a gallon Ziploc bag, mine would be the snack-half sandwich bag size. So moral of the story if your are in a rush put your underwear on correctly or it may cause you to be mocked by your wife and create some awkward times at the urinal. I think I am going to start laying my close out like a fireman, any suggestions?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

rules to live by.

1. No form of underwear should ever be work under a pair of board shorts, not boxers, boxer briefs or under armour! This is not acceptable I don't care if they match your tribal or superman tattoo, nope, never, none!

2.When someone drops you off, walk around the back of the car, maybe I have to make a stealthy get away and I don't have time to wait for you to walk around the front of my car, so people when I drop you off think special opps mission I need to get out of there!

3. Never ride a bicycle facing traffic! They are always to be ridden with the flow of traffic! You may jog facing traffic but who wants to jog anyway.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Finn is a great swimmer, to bad they dont have age group water polo for 3 month olds he would kill it! Well anyway at this rate he should be ready for the 2028 olympic water polo team, just in time for Tony Azevedo to hand over the reins.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

sweet rides....

The Tour De France is over, and I have looked at pictures of awesome bikes for the past 21 days, so i decided to put of a few of my new ride. Also I would like to make a shout out to Big George Hincapie for finishing his 14th Tour de France, he is so tuff he actually rode the last 5 days with a broken collar bone, he refused to let a doctor check him out because he would have to withdraw if it was broken and guess what it was in fact BROKEN!
So here is my fixie, shout out to Kyle @ SBR, Shaun at T3 and Jamisson @ urban downfall for their help making this bad boy a reality!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My kid is pretty damn cute...

so it was a weekends of firsts I had the chance to do a front seat diaper change, apparently the good folks of Subaru did not take into consideration poopie diapers when designing their front seats. None the less chalk it up as a learning experience.

This is how we spent the weekend, mom and dad sleeping or wanting to sleep while finn was wide awake!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Obivious

So Adam Lambert from American Idol came out of the closet this past week, I was amazed that there were people that were suprised, come on! Why are we suprised with the obivious, here is an analogy to take you back to your high school days.

Adam Lambert:coming out of the closet::Wesley Snipes:telling everyone he is Black

Whats next people are going to be surprised that Kate Gosselin is a Biach and that her husband would ever cheat on her.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Top 3 things i have learned as a new dad
1. Babies are capable of man farts.
2. Those little snapies on every piece of baby clothes may as well be a rubik's cube.
3. Naps need to be disguised as I am going to go lay down with the baby.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Reusable Shopping Bags

Here are a few reasons to switch to reusable shopping bags that I have come across and wanted to pass on. I hope you feel the need to do your part, go ahead and spend a couple bucks on a reusable shopping bag and prevent the following.

-Single-use bags are of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and persist on our planet for up to 1,000 years.

-Australians alone consume about 6.9 billion plastic bags each year, 326 per person. According to Australia's Department of Environment, an estimated 49,600,000 annually end up as litter.

-According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually. An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags
-Four out of five grocery bags in the US are now plastic.

-Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistake them for food.

-In a dramatic move to stem a tide of 60,000 metric tons of plastic bag and plastic utensil waste per year, Taiwan banned both last year.

-According to the BBC, only 1 in 200 plastic bags in the UK are recycled

-Target, the second-largest retailer in the U.S., purchases 1.8 billion bags a year.

-Windblown plastic bags are so prevalent in Africa that a cottage industry has sprung up harvesting bags and using them to weave hats, and even bags. According to the BBC one group harvests 30,000 per month.

-According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually. (Estimated cost to retailers is $4 billion)

-Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photo-degrade - breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways and entering the food web when animals accidentally ingest.

-Plastic bags are among the 12 items of debris most often found in coastal cleanups, according to the nonprofit Center for Marine Conservation.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Finn Cannon

To see more pictures of the baby click here -> vals blog!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Capitol Gorge

Saturday I drove down to Capitol Reef, here are some pictures from
Capitol Gorge within the park!

exiting capitol gorge

natural water tanks

cool tree

an example of all of the rock layers

This will help you understand how large capitol reef is notice how small the minivan is,
it could easily fit in one of the holes on the left side of the rock wall!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nerd Love...

Lets talk about nerd love, nerd love wow, its amazing. When two nerds find one another its like mixing vinegar and baking soda and BAM it goes off! A nerd finding love is like dropping off a Somalian off at Home Town Buffet. Nerds cant take their hands off each other and its quite amusing/gross to watch. Here are some of the signs, one is the dinner date lean across the table, double hand clutch/stare into one another's eyes position. Its amazing like they are in their own little nerd world. Make sure to keep your eyes open as it will be appearing at a restaurant near you. Next there is the across the isle hand holding, coming to a classroom near you! Nerds I hate to break it to you but no one wants your lady friend. Then there is the old church rub down, no one wants to see you give your lady a sensual rub down while brother whoever talks about charity from the pulpit, leave it a home! So Nerds listen up, here is my advice, keep it behind locked doors, no one wants to see it. I have issues with public displays of affection but add some nerd to it and I loose it. So the moral of the story is: Nerd love good, nerd love in public and constantly touching each other MUY MALO!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

the wind in my helmet

So, I saddled up the old steed this evening, threw on some spandex and hit the mean streets for a little ride. As a result I have given myself a new nickname, its "the 16 mile per hour machine" I know its not very impressive for a competitive cyclist like Lance, but none the less not bad for a husky 26 year old, a couple of years out from back surgery. So what I wont be riding in the peloton anytime soon, but consider yourself warned that if you see something whiz by you at a blazing 16mph Its probably going to be me.

Next topic anyone who does not wear a helmet while biking is crazy, nothing says I love the feel of the wind blowing in my hair like your brains scattered across the pavement. Enjoy the visual.

Oh yeah and to the two cool dudes in the really sweet lowered Honda Civic that felt the need to honk several times and yell at me in Springville: I hope you enjoyed your mandate (and I mean non heterosexual mandate) watching the new fast and the furious followed by tribal tattoos or facial piercings, d-bags!

What else is new? The wife is due in 4 weeks, therefore the back room looks like a Babies R Us, which has become the new Target. Let me explain, I wasn't warned that when I got married I would be spending about 5 hours a week at Target or that once my wife became pregnant Target would quickly be replace by Babies R Us, nothing like spending money to buy things that smell like baby powder, which is one of my least favorite smells, i guess I have to lather the babe in Brut or something else.

Moving on, I would like to take this time to formally announce that I, the 16 Mile Per Hour Machine, am the owner of Center Street in Provo, from University Ave to 5th east, this is my street(i feel like the crazy old man in the neighborhood) and if you honk and me while I am pulling in to my driveway you will get the bird and I am not talking about the turkey vultures that have taken up shop on the block, also if you get pulled over for speeding, take it as an invitation to never drive on my street again. Consider yourself warned.
Warm Regards,

The 16 Mile Per Hour Machine

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunny Days Are Here Again.....

Provo is experiencing a bit of a transition period right now as it does each year when things start to warm up, and by warm up I mean the temperature rises above 40 degrees. What is this annual transition period you may ask yourself? Well ladies and gentlemen I am here to explain this phenomenon to you. Around late February cool guys start coming out of hibernation, now by hibernation I mean they emerge from their favorite hair and tanning salons, they dust off their totally sick-dope-tight-gnarly-badass crotch rockets and cruise around town showing off their new frosted tips all while hitting on 18 year olds. Come on guys, I am to let you know there are some things that will never be cool, and I know you have been waiting all winter to finally wear you new Ed Hardy flip-flops with your matching hat and your super awesome white stitched jeans with your totally awesome thumb ring, but resit the urge. If you ever get dressed and look at your self and there is any resemblance to Criss Angel or you think he would find you cool, or use the expression "look how Hollywood I am", you should be concerned because chances are you're becoming a douchebag. So cool guys out there that are waking up from your winter slumber just remember this bit of advice, If you, yourself think you are trying to hard, then you are probably past the point of no return. Sorry!

Cool Guys All Hail Your King!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sure Buddy In N Out....

Several people have told me an In N Out is being built in Draper UT, I don't care how many people tell me, or what websites it on even if its the official In N Out website. I will believe it when I am sitting in the store eating a #1 animal w/ fries well, till then I don't want to hear about the bastardization of a california original.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Val's Belly

So when i put my hand on Val's stomach, its crazy, what is going on in there? Well after some research and thought I figured it out. This is what the little dude is doing! Enjoy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

One Lucky Kid

I found the sweetest kids pedal car online, a handmade 32 roadster. The coolest kid on the block just add this pedal car!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


With the economy down, I thought I would do my part to help. And actually the drop in the economy isn't that bad from an ecology stand point. Its projected people will drive less and by more fuel efficient cars, build fewer house, not travel as much and seek out alternative transportation. Not that bad for this big planet we live on, fewer houses=fewer trees cut down, less driving=less pollution, you see how this is working. The recession is the best thing to happen to the earth in quite some time. Its estimated that the earth will be spared of millions of lbs of CO2 because of the recession, so at least you can breathe easy about something. Check out this website I came across its pretty interesting. Also check out these sweet bikes, alternative transportation, stylish and wallet friendly who could ask for more. And thats all for now folks.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Party People

Snow Beard
(shout out to Jones for capturing this amazing even)

Its been a while, I can barely remember how to use this thing. Well things are rolling right along, Val and the nino are clocking in at 26 weeks. I have noticed that my saturdays are now lame, why cant college football be year round? College basketball come on really, who cares about seeing Eastern Kentucky play on ESPN. Now that the NFL is about to come to a close, I guess I will go back to having Church be my Sunday Highlight. Also I shaved my beard check out the pictures, but the bad news is I now have to keep the nose hairs trimmed high and tight. Boo!
The last known beard picture!

Check out the profile a good two inches deep of beard off the chin!

And there it is, 4 months of hard work down the drain! (well actually thrown away in the trash because no one wants to clog their sink with beard!)