Friday, April 23, 2010

The Final Final

On Wednesday evening I went to to the testing center at BYU to take my last test before graduation. I had shaved the day before, but apparently it wasn't good enough, because the girl behind the counter who gave me my test said, "Oh, and make sure you shave next time."

"There's not gonna be a next time," I said smugly.

Then, I took my last final exam and got a 92%, which was good enough to merit the flashing "Congratulations" next to my student ID on the score monitor. I'm not going to lie. It felt good to do well on my last exam at BYU.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What does my band sound like?

My band recorded a couple of songs this past weekend and I just got the rough mixes this week. I thought I would post a link to my band's facebook page so you can hear what we sound like. They're just rough recordings, but let me know what you think!

My favorite song to listen to is probably Love on the Line, then Overdue and Drowning.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Name is John Daker

A couple of weeks ago Mary sent me a link to this gem. I remembered it today as we sang "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" in Sacrament meeting. Everything about this video makes me laugh, especially John's eyebrows and facial expressions as he trudges on through his performance, despite not knowing any of the right lyrics.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Root Canals

Oh man, oh man, I hate root canals. I had one when I was a senior in high school and that was enough for me. But, tooth be told, life had something else in mind. On my mission that same tooth started to ache like crazy. When the aching intensified and caused my face to swell up and droop to one side, I knew it was time to find a dentist. So, I went to the dentist and he informed me that I needed a root canal.

"You seem to be mistaken," I said. "I have already had a root canal on that tooth."

"Oh, well, when you get a root canal there's a 1 in 10,000 chance you'll need to get another one," the dentist said. "It's called retreatment."

Why is it that I have yet to win a free iPod or TV, but when it comes to needing a second root canal it's winner winner chicken dinner?

As luck would have it, this past Friday one of my front teeth started to hurt. By Saturday morning I was in great pain and called the dentist and told him I needed a root canal, but he told me to wait until Monday.

So, today, I went in and the dentist said, "Yep, you need a root canal. Why don't you schedule a time to come in and get one."

The thing is, I wanted the root canal right then. I had known since Saturday that I needed a root canal because the feeling of needing one is unforgettable, so it was frustrating to go in on Monday, only to receive affirmation that I was right, and be told I would need to come back another day to get what I came for in the first place.

Whenever I have intense pain like this, I start to think about what I would trade to get rid of the pain. "I hardly ever use my right pinkie," I'll think. "I'd give up a pinkie to make it stop."

So, tomorrow morning I'll venture back to the dentist to get the root canal. Fortunately, if something goes wrong during the operation and I end up losing my front tooth, I can always salvage my smile with some rubber buckteeth.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Skid Row

Mike called me today and told me we might be opening for Skid Row. Gotta love the chain connected to the nose. Seeing these guys makes me feel inadequate as the singer of a band. I feel like my hair isn't long enough and that I need to make up a name like Sebestian Bach or Dave "The Snake" Sabo. What do you think my stage name should be?