I recently spent two weeks in Armenia to work with a software development team located in downtown Yerevan. It was a great time and I learned so much during my experience I simply had to write about it. Flying to Armenia from Salt Lake City is a pretty brutal trip. It takes about 24 hours to get from one place to the other, that’s flight and airport waiting time combined…read more
If you’re trying to change your body, you probably want one of two things. You want to lose weight and drop body fat, or you want to gain weight and build muscle. What’s interesting is that despite the end goal, most people in both groups are frustrated because they aren’t getting the results they want…read more
A couple weeks ago I attended the Young Entrepreneur Founders Organization (YEFO) Summit event at BYU. At the event I was able to meet fellow entrepreneurs and exchange ideas of what works and what doesn’t. The peak of the conference was when Rick Alden the founder of Skullcandy spoke to us.read more
During the Christmas holiday Shalauna and I went Snow Tubing at Gorgoza Park in Park City. Shalauna actually gave me some sleds for Christmas but since climbing up massive snowy hills with icicles growing out our noses was something we wanted to delay a bit, we opted for a lift-served, lighted tubing hill. We met up with our friends Joe and Jamie late in the …read more
I track my income and spending through mint.com (the best FREE online personal finance tool). At Mint I can view trends of where my money goes month after month. Recently I pulled up a pie chart of my spending by merchant for the year. The chart displayed the top 10 merchants I’ve given money to for 2009. My mortgage came in at #1, but the …read more
I recently had my home appraised in order to refinance it. Shalauna and I spent hours getting the house ready for show. We mopped the floors, vacuumed the carpets, cleaned the bathrooms, organized the closets… we really polished things up. My house is generally neat and clean, but for the appraisal we wanted it to be extra nice.
When the appraiser came, she toured the …read more
I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t wait around for a deal before I purchase something. If I decide I want something, most of the time it’s not because there was a sweet deal or coupon offered for the item, it’s because I want the item. Plain and simple, I don’t buy things because they are a great price, I buy them because I want …read more
Bill Cosby once said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
Isn’t that the truth? We’ve all been pulled in many different directions wanting to please everyone all at the same time, haven’t we? No doubt, it’s the right thing to be compassionate and love others. Without that, it’s a lonely sad life. But sometimes …read more
This year Shalauna and I got season passes to Seven Peaks for the summer. I got a discount through work, so we figured what the heck, might as well commit to some FUN!
We had a blast and it was great for us because we were able to go a number of times right after work. Two hours of water slides, lazy river, wave pool …read more
After watching the cave episode of Planet Earth I was glad I didn’t live in a bat infested cave. But this halloween I discovered my attic had an infestation of it’s own! Read how I showed those bats who was boss and what I did to evict their colony.read more