Thursday, November 19, 2009

Alive & Kicking...and Dodging

For those of you who have actually seen me in the last week and a half, you will know that I am doing pretty well...but am also really busy. It amazes me how quickly life can fill up when you THINK that you have a lot of free time. But I have no complaints...these last few weeks have been weeks that really counted.

First of all, my cousin Ryan returned from his mission. It was so amazing to see him, and how much he had grown spiritually. His homecoming talk was one of the most spiritual I have witnessed. It is very obvious that he gave his all to the service of the Lord.

I broke down and got a new laptop. I joined the "cool" people of the world and got myself a Mac Book Pro. It is fantastic!

Speaking of electronics...the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare came out and it seems to be all the rage with roommates and cousins alike. I was playing it the other day with Colter, trying to help him accomplish a "mission". I was sniping off bad guys left and right...getting multiple kills, far better than I ever did at Halo 3. I was, for lack of a better term, The Man. Well, we failed accomplishing our goal for 4 or 5 tries. Then Colter calmly tells me that maybe we should not shoot the bad guys, as our goal for this particular mission is to SNEAK pass the enemy without alerting them to our being there.

I asked Colter why he didn't tell me that in the first place, and he said, "Well you just looked so happy, I didn't have the heart to tell you."

I suppose what has kept me so busy these last few weeks is that there are so many amazing people in my life...I want to see them all. I honestly think I have had a lunch date with a different person every day that I have been home...with the exception of one repeat, and she was worth it.

Speaking of dates...I have been doing a lot of that too. I took out a girl when I first got back, for her birthday. We went to the "They Might Be Giants" Concert, and it was amazing! They seriously put on a very good show.

Last week I took a girl out on the town, and she ended up with a "Quick Access" Decorative plate, and I ended up with the Gay Cocoa Mug. No really...The Gay Mug.

This same young lass joined me as we went out to look at the stars and watch the meteor took us a while to find a good location, but it was well worth the drive. We had a lot of fun finding the various constellations. I am glad I had an expert in the car with me.

Today, one of my old mission companions and I drove down to Spring City to visit some friends. I tell you what...the older I get...the more I realize the importance of maintaining friendships. They are some of the few things that you will take with you on this journey we call life.

Finally...last Saturday, a bunch of the Lifferth cousins got together and we had a rousing game of Dodgeball. It was one of the most fun nights I have ever had. For those who missed out on it...I am truly sorry. I have said it before and I will say it again...I have one fantastic family.

Well that's it for now...but I am going to attempt to be more diligent in my blogging ways. If you gain nothing from this blog but one modicum of knowledge...know this: If you are a male...stay away from trying to polka-dot your own mugs.