Well I suppose I'm back to the blog.
I'm unemployed (semi-employed) and I watch a lot of history channel. Why is it that we continue to be taught that Pyramids were tombs for Pharoahs, when the mummy of a Pharoah has never been found in a Pyramid? Sorry, that was on my mind this minute. Further, how can they claim that Djedefre built this giant structure during the period of his rule, that was only 8 years. it took the mormons 40 years to build the Salt Lake temple. The Great Pyramid build by Khufu (Cheops) in Giza, a mere five miles away took 20 years to build and even that is an inexplicable feat. And somehow Djedefre built his pyramid in 8 or less?? I don't think so.
I'm engaged now. I asked Misty to marry me on Saturday 12 December 2009. After wandering through Ikea for a while I surprised Misty with a nighttime trip to Hogle Zoo. As it is Christmas time, I knew that they would have Christmas lights up and that it would be nice to walk around in the lights and to see some of the animals (the Tigers were awesome!). At the end of the night we rode the carousel that they have there. I asked Misty if she preferred to ride the individual animals (that go up and down) or on the bench. I recommended the bench so that I could ask her to marry me on the carousel, but she preferred the animals. I agreed to ride the animals, because in reality that is more fun. So we rode the carousel, and then stepped off. I suggested that we sit on a bench near the Carousel in order to watch it go around once more. we sat on a bench at the edge of the carousel and watched as it began to circle again. As we watched, I turned on the bench in order to face Misty and removed the ring from my pocket handing it to Misty. I asked if she would be willing to marry me. She hugged me and cried for a bit. Eventually I had to inquire if that was an acceptance. She affirmed that it was, and the rest is history.
I'm a very lucky boy. Misty supports me in a way that few (if any) ever have. She calls me on my b.s. when i need it and surprises me frequently with her intelligence, her common sense (that i sometimes lack), her sense of humour, her kindness, and her willingness to be kind and serve others. She helps me to be a better, happier person- even when it's not the easiest or most comfortable option for me. I can go on, but i won't. This blog post is probably sappy enough already.
stay tuned for future blog updates, i'll try to do better.
2009 has been a very good year for me, i wish i had blogged more during it.