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A is for Armenia

Saturday, January 30, 2010

When I was at the Rwandan Genocide Memorial in Kigali this summer I remember reading about the other genocides that had recently occurred globally, and one that really stuck out to me was the Armenian genocide. Today, 95 years ago Armenians were being killed in mass murders organized by the Turkish Government. It all stemmed from religious differences and a build up of prejudice, which eventually was put into action by a cowardly Sultan who thought the Armenians were becoming too numerous for his liking.

I was just pondering these things today after watching Fox News while eating my Cheerios' this morning. "Slowly by slowly" is a phrase that Ugandans use all the time, kind of like how we say "little by little". But I think slowly by slowly, our government is being corrupted by some of the values we see out there in the world in completely hostile 'governments'. I'm not saying that we have a genocide on our hands by any means, I'm saying that if we want to preserve our freedom, it all points to one standard: God. I can't wait to be a missionary one day. There's the answer for all you Miss American contestants tonight: If we want World Peace, we need more God in peoples' lives, we need more missionary work.

Saturday Afternoons.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Life's pretty simple when you really think about it.
Sometimes, you just gotta sit back and enjoy that fact.

Monday, January 18, 2010

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I had to look up how to spell LLOYD on google and that gives me 5 times more satisfaction in knowing we chose that name for our band.

Our trip was awesome by the way, and when I say awesome I mean it. It was a blast of sweeeeet car rides, thrift stores, diners, chocolate MLK, snowmobiles, four wheelers, laughing so much my face and abs are literally sore still, letters (cheers.), little crazypunksweetfun children, "LET ME GET IN ON THIS", Amanda Bynes, visiting the Lava Hot Springs, meeting cool Idahoans there, rambunctious Sunday school, drawing (MOON), grandma jewelry, sleeping in, basking near fires, THE shoe box, the sauna ("Sorry Harley, we're going to go sweat now"), leap frog (that's right), Sash's parents, running across a silo of 50,000 potatoes then sliding down a 50 foot drop of potatoes, getting muddy from it, card games, jelly beans, making bracelets, beads, and dancing.

All in 3 days time.
Can't wait to go back.

S.A.M. Soul At Mischief.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I decided that if I were to ever go solo and have a rap name, that would be it.
I've already composed a few rap songs. The thrift store floor has yet to be scuffed up by my shoes though--I need to pick up a four track recorder...

...along with a hoe. I'm going to start gardening soon again. I'm excited because Utah's luscious wood is literally at my front doorstep. I have a feeling gardening will be a breeze here compared to my native Arizona's soil...aka shallow cement dirt.

I do miss Arizona's shallow, cement dirt though. I mostly miss adventures in the desert with my dear indian friend Sammi. I miss the smell of monsoons, and the hot summer breeze.

Utah's wonderful too. I'm loving it here. It's nice to have two places to love so much.
I especially love partying here. There's always something crazy going on, and always crazy people to hang with. Speaking of which, Applebee's with Sasha is tonight, then some hot tubbing and sauna. Then, Idaho with Sash for some four wheeling and snowmobiling.

AND...I GOT A JOB!! It's at a restaurant which is nice because I know there's always quick good money there and then I'm going to get another at the hospital hopefully by next week.
Life's finally moving again.