Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I came across this today on the journal page of Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband's webpage. No matter how much I look at it I still laugh. A lot. If only I were that awesome.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My dear friend Mike recently posted on his blog a list of six random things about himself. Apparently this post was because he was tagged to do so in a blog from a friend of his. Mike then said, "But, I don't really know a lot of people who blog, so I don't think I'll be passing it on. Sorry!". Thanks a lot Mike. But to make you feel better, I'm posting my six random facts here, so you can enjoy strange and interesting things about me and my life. Here we go:
1. I share a birthday with Michael Jordan. I know, what a silly thing to be proud of. As a matter of fact a quick check on Wikipedia shows that I also share it with Bonnie Wright (the actress who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun), Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Rene Russo, Rick Majerus (Former Utah basketball coach), Jim Brown (one heck of a running back back in the day), Frederick Douglass, and Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (among others). Besides that, my birthday present in 2009 is the end of analog television broadcasts in the United States. Amber herself shares a birthday with Julia Stiles, Vince Vaughn, Byron Scott, Reba McEntire, and Utah's own Jerry Sloan, along with many others. So what's special about Mike? Well, when I was in third grade and His Airness was the king of the free world, I was given a tee shirt for my birthday and on that tee shirt were stats about Michael Jordan, including his birthday, which to my surprise, was the same as mine, exactly twenty years earlier. Since that day I've been happy to know I've shared a special day each year with the greatest basketball player to play the game (even though I did hate him for beating the Jazz in the NBA Finals two years straight.
2. I am a HUGE computer geek. No I mean HUGE. I'm sure many of you knew this already, but I've been into computers for a long time and I've always enjoyed the fact that they are so neat as toys and so powerful. I'm a geek to the extreme. I'm in a class right now where I'm building a computer. Not in the way that some of you may think where you go to somewhere such as and buy parts. I mean I wire every connection from the processor to other parts such as the clock generator, the RAM, the ROM, the programmable interval timer, the PPI, etc. That's how nerdy I am. I write assembly code. I get excited when my favorite text editor has syntax highlighting for a new programming language I'm learning. I know what a "linux distribution" is, I've discussed with people which is best, and I've even tried probably 4-5 different ones for myself. I have a computer at work that can boot to one of three, THREE different operating systems. I come home and tell Amber all about my nerdy homework. I'm a geek through and through. But at least I'm not trying to learn the Dvorak keyboard layout like my favorite mission companion. If any of what I just said made actual sense to you, welcome to the nerd club.
3. I am married to the most wonderful woman on earth. Yes, I know all of you who have women in your life who aren't Amber (they better not be) think they are the best, but all of you are mistaken. Amber Smith Anderson is simply the most amazingly wonderful woman who there could possibly be. Did you know she loves to dance and is pretty good at it? She is a very caring person and always looks out for those around her. She is extremely supportive of me in all that I do. She likes Strong Bad as much as I do. She gets all wrapped up in books and can't put them down, which is really cute. She gives the best hugs ever. She loves me for who I am while helping me to become who I am capable of being. She's good at sports. She likes a lot of the same goofy stuff as I do, particularly "Boy Meets World". Pretty much she's the perfect woman.
4. Yes, I love "Boy Meets World". Cory, Topanga, Shawn, Eric, I love them all. Amber and I have been watching seasons 1-3 on DVD (we borrowed them from our friends, but we would gladly own them), and enjoying ourselves very much. I used to watch it all the time with my brothers on the Disney Channel, along with "Even Stevens", "Lizzie McGuire", "Bug Juice" (which was really fun to make fun of), and other such great shows. Yep, I'm really cool. I'm also a huge fan of "The Wonder Years", and if any of you know how those two shows are connected (aside from being about a boy growing up), good job! I also like Cookie Monster, Tigger, Schoolhouse Rock (Verb! That's what's happening), Amber, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, anything Homestar Runner (especially Strong Bad or Teen Girl Squad), Amber, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Loony Tunes, Harry Potter (in my book Dumbledore is still not of the opposite persuasion), Amber, The Music Man, Dr. Seuss books, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband (Corn dogs, corn dogs, they are so good to me!), corn dogs, the Big Blue Special from A&W, A&W root beer from the restaurant, Butterfingers, Amber, Butterfinger hot chocolate (it really exists), pizza of almost any kind, China, Amber, Chinese food, Chinese (the language - both Mandarin and Cantonese), Chinese people, most Asian stuff, the United States, patriotism, President Bush, Amber, certain Beastie Boys songs (weird...), lots of other random songs from random bands, stuffing, Amber, Linux, my Mom and Dad, my brothers, free stuff, Amber, and most importantly the Lord. The best thing is, Amber feels the same about most if not all of this stuff!
5. During my mission, I lived down the street from a hospital where many of the SARS patients were admitted. Yes, what a claim to fame.
6. Amber and I have a blog that we unfortunately only post to about once every eon or so.
So there you have it. Sorry it took so long to finish, Mike, but you'll get over it. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Beatboxing Flute

Go and see this right now!! Our wonderful friends, the Buckners (also known as Bucknizzles for the days when I'm feeling street...) showed us this YouTube video and this is SO COOL. I can only imagine the garbage this guy took for playing the flute, but I'm pretty sure nobody is laughing now. Take some time and watch the Inspector Gadget theme as well as Sesame Street, they are awesome! I like to TRY to beatbox, and I don't think I'm this good without an instrument. Wow.

Friday, August 31, 2007

This is a (very small) picture of what Romney Stadium looked like last night for the home and season opener of the Utah State Aggies. In spite of past disappointment, Amber and I went to support the boys in blue and white. During the first half, it was looking really good. The Aggie offense was quite effective and the defense stopped UNLV very well. The second half, however, was quite disheartening. It seemed like every time the UNLV quarterback touched the ball he was either completing a pass or running for several yards, and we couldn't get a drive going if our lives depended on it. After going from being up 10-3 to being down 16-10, it was a great feeling when we scored to tie it up at 16, but I think the missed extra point attempt took as much out of the team as it did the crowd and it was just rough after that. Anyway, by the end when we lost the ball on the kickoff return with 1:02 left and down by 7, I'm ashamed to say it, but we left. I love the Aggies and I want them to do well, but there's so much disappointment, it can be really frustrating. It's ok, at least my Logan Grizzlies are having a rip-roaring start to their season. I'll continue to bleed blue, even when our team is left black and blue.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Here is a picture of Amber and I with our dear friend Mike Lundberg. You can see a link to his blog on the right. He has been a good friend of mine since high school, so we still keep in touch (sortof, I'm pretty crappy at it still). Notice how fat I am. We recently got a new fun toy called StepMania that should help with that, though. Basically it's a Dance Dance Revolution clone that runs on your pc. It's really cool, I would recommend it to anybody. Go to to check it out. No really, go see it. Go. Hurry. Why are you still reading this?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Wow, we're still alive!! Yes after all this time Zambersonville has a new post. This picture is really not that recent, it was taken July last year but it's new to the blog, so here you go!! This is Amber and I in front of the beautiful Snowflake Temple in Snowflake, AZ. We went to Arizona to visit Amber's family (on her Dad's side) this last summer and had a GREAT time. We've been plenty busy since then, so I'll try to put a few things up but you may just have to imagine all of the fun stuff we might have been doing during the time from then until now. For now, know that we're kicking and life is good!!