Each year at work, we have an employee Christmas party with a talent show as part of the festivities. Said talent show is usually a drowsy two hours worth of piano, violin, recorder (seriously), guitar, singing, dancing, clogging (not even kidding) type numbers. I work in the media production shop where all the *magic* happens (in my opinion) so we decided to create a short video rather than add to the rather stale and stereotypical agenda. Last year, we decided to spoof "The Office" with our own BYU'd version. Enjoy.
My favorite part is our media director's beat-boxing action during the little drummer boy. Classic.
The Day Before Thanksgiving: Concert in Park City: Matisyahu with Trevor Hall and K'naan in Park City. I've seen Matisyahu three times now, and this wasn't his best show. But I had no idea Trevor Hall was going to be there and I was as giddy as a school girl. I love Trevor and he was incredible live. Especially his drummer - what a kook!
Trevor Hall - I love himK'naanThis guy is from Mogadisho and brought a very cool East African funk/rap kind of vibe similar to the Fugees
MatisyahuHe brought Trevor Hall out and they sang a Bob Marley cover that was really good. I caught the whole thing on film, but we were standing right by the speakers so it's nothing but bass.
Lori, Scott, Connor, Jeff and me at the show.
Thanksgiving: Oh, how I love this holiday - who wouldn't? It's basically a free pass to all-you-can-eat. I've said it before and I'll say it again - my mom makes the most phenomenal stuffing. Ever. All you non-Linda stuffing refugees out there don't even know what you are missing, so it's understandable that you won't grasp the full awesomeness of this heavenly dish. It was just delightful.
It was fun having the entire family there together as well - it was a great day, minus the drama of a portion of my mom's backyard fence being knocked down by three ambitious little boys. I love having Thanksgiving dinner at this house, it was my Grandma's before my Mom bought it, and I have had almost every Thanksgiving dinner in this room on these dishes. It just wouldn't feel like Thanksgiving without the rose wallpaper and gravy bunny and my grandma's china.
I read a lot of books - especially the Newbery Medal books - and I like to quote Adam Sandler movies. I love spicy food, especially curry. I am easily entertained and I get excited about things like picnics, rodeos, carnivals, cotton candy, concerts at small venues, horseback riding, real Hawaiian shave ice, frisbee, cowboy boots, NPR, photography and going to the beach.
"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of the people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. . . . Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." -- Ezra Taft Benson