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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011

What Did They Steal From You? —My COOKIES!!!

I'm a month into the David Crapo Plan as of today and I feel great. I still don't see an 8-pack, but I have more energy, I am lifting more at the gym and I'm saving money on eating out. When I look in the mirror, I have more confidence and when I walk around at work, I have better posture.

I may just get in the best shape of my life. Just two months to go...but just so you know, all is not rainbows and roses. In fact, this is how I felt when I saw a lady eating a chocolate chip cookie right outside my office this morning:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Does Anyone Want to Do This With Me Today?

Or should we wait until the leaves are really fall-y?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Soccer Legs and Walkerman

In honor of my roommate of one year (and one more), I give you one of Brian Walker's finest moments...

We were driving past the BYU soccer practice field the other day and a girls' soccer summer camp was out running drills and this was the conversation that ensued:

Brian: I used to think soccer legs were the best legs—then I went to tennis camp.

Dane: You went to tennis camp?

Brian: No. I walked by.

Justin & Dane: *laughter*

Thanks for the memories Walkerman. Here's to another year of watching every movie with subtitles, watching the piles of pigeon guano get taller with every passing day and watching people unwittedly move about their lives from the comfort of our living room couch.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pop the Collah in Guatemala

Six months ago I didn't want to go to Guatemala at all. In fact, I told Tiffany that I wasn't going to go. I got food poisoning last year, we didn't have any fun days and teaching wasn't all that is was cracked up to be. I was planning on taking a humanitarian break and was more than willing to let someone else take my place.

That was my plan at least, until Tiffany (and Emily) kindly let me know that they needed a male committee member that spoke Spanish to go on the trip with them...Hmm, that's funny, because I'm the only one on the committee that fits that bill. Crap, I guess I have to go then.

To make a long story a little bit longer, I am now going to Guatemala with the Medical Explorers and I am going tomorrow. We are heading out for about 10 days and I'm actually really excited. I didn't start getting excited until Thursday when I saw all of the kiddy winkies packing their bags at our annual packing night. Seeing how excited they were helped me remember a younger version of Dane, one who got excited about trips. The whole time we've been planning this trip, I've been worried about the details and not really focusing on the fun. Watching those kids crack jokes, so oblivious to plans for insurance, emergency communication means, parental consent, schedules and overall logistics, made me realize that I'm actually excited to go back to the most beautiful city I've ever been in. I'm excited to have three fun days planned this year. I'm excited to participate in a nontalent show. I'm excited to have a relaxed attitude about schedule and I'm excited that we have a restraint on the amount of time we will be heading to the market. I'm also excited that this year I know to avoid McDonalds at the L.A. airport.

I think it's going to be a successful trip and I can't wait to see the kids fall in love with humanitarian work. Feel free to follow our blog while we are down there. I'm hoping to update daily.

www.uvrmcmedicalexplorers.com

In the meantime, please pray for our safety and for my sanity and I'll be seeing all of you again on the 19th.

Hasta Luego.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Blow the Candles Out...

I have a buddy named Zack. This is why we are friends:



Background: This was the second to last night Zack was in town before he left to Europe for one month to a year. We basically spent the whole day with our nabes. After church, we had a movie nap (all the nabes), Angel Erica made us an amazing Austrian meal, we hung out with Claire and Annie and Heather while the sky made the most amazing sunset ever and then we went in to Heather's house and played "Power Out." And THAT is when Zack unlocked the melody locked deep inside.