Friday, July 30, 2004

What do you think?

Jon, my good roommate, sent me an emailed form of a 1845 newspaper article concerning the topic of kissing. Not just your ordinary run-of-the-mill kissing, no we're talking the good kind. Yeah, it goes into good detail on how to give a good kiss.

The idea was then thrown around that for that time period this type of article was very racy, and far from the norm. This reminded me of the many comments about the good ol' days, when everyone was wholesome and nothing bad happened. You have all heard the comments...So my question to you is: Do you buy it? Were people really better then, than we are now days? Would the racy stuff that we see and hear about today happen 20, 50, 150, or 500 years?

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts. Don't worry if others don't agree that's fine too. I'm just interested to see what you all think. I think that things now days aren't that differnet than they were back then. The old people are just blowing smoke probably because they can't remember very well. You remember Back to the Future, when Michael J Fox found out that his mom wasn't anything like she claimed to be! Yeah, so that basically proves my point.

Anyway express might be fun. :)

View the text of the article here.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Snake River Rapids

This past weekend Caroline and I went to Jackson Hole with my fam to ride the river, and it was a ton of fun. We rode the same stretch of river three times, but I think that my favorite has to be the first time. There are several rapids but the two main ones are called "the big kahuna" and "lunch counter". As we hit the big kahuna I was on the front and Caroline was right behind me. We went down the first dip and then shot up to come down again. Somewhere in that down-up-down action the river decided to throw Caroline from the boat. We soon discovered her missing then found her and hurried to pull her back in. You see, lunch counter was very close to the big kahuna, so we rushed to get ready and she obviously felt our urgency. My dad was the one that pulled her back in the boat so she then had to go from the rear of the boat to the front to regain her spot and prepare for the next rapid. She quickly got to her feet and assured us that she was fine (big smile on her face of course). She no sooner finished the statement before she was falling face first into the inside of the raft, hands to her sides making no attempt to catch herself, face eventually smacking into the inflated bench that crosses the front of the raft. We all laughed and laughed. I think she learned atleast two lessons from this experience. (1) When you get out of a river you are wet, and generally more slippery than had you been dry. (2) You're not going to beat up a raft even if you head butt it. They always seem to bounce back. (3) Sometimes bad things happen when I'm around.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Satisfying Tiff

Yes, it is true I am engaged. Now are you happy Tiff? I've made it know to the online world! And for the record--I do not have a rock in my shoe. :)

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