My Life as a Dog

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vampire Weekend & The Blow

Last night I got to hang out with my long-time friend, Brad. It was at the sold out Vampire Weekend concert at the club, In the Venue, in Salt Lake City. While there we met up with friends: Jeniffer, Cass, and Kimber. The opening act was The Blow. While I didn't love her music/singing, she was incredibly entertaining with her dancing and narratives. I had to capture her dancing on video to share.

Vampire Weekend was full of high energy and great melodies. The evening passed by way too fast. Here are a few samples of their songs:








Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Photography

So I haven't been blogging a whole lot lately. I've kind of found another hobby to occupy my time. Since getting my SLR camera and learning a bit of Adobe's Light Room, I have been having a great time being creative in photography. In fact you could say that I am a bit obsessed. Anyway here is a sample of what I have been doing lately:















Thursday, March 11, 2010

Change: Of Course It's Possible!

I've had several conversations with people that end with them making the statement: "Well that's just the way I am!" I think really it would be appropriate to say "That's just the way that is easiest for me." It's true that real change is not easy and can take a long time but I do believe that change is possible. I love the following quote from The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck because it makes it so obvious that change is not only possible but that every does it.

"The tendency to avoid challenge is so omnipresent in human beings that it can properly be considered a characteristic of human nature. But calling it natural does not mean it is essential or beneficial or unchangeable behavior. It is also natural to defecate in our pants and never brush our teeth. Yet we teach ourselves to do the unnatural until the unnatural becomes itself second nature. In deed, all self-discipline might be defined as teaching ourselves to do the unnatural. Another characteristic of human nature - perhaps the one that makes us most human - is our capacity to do the unnatural, to transcend and hence transform our own nature."

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