As an early Father's Day gift, Jenny had all of my previous blog posts printed into a book. She mentioned how much she liked reading my old posts and hoped that I would start blogging again. So, here we go.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Posted by Cam at 10:13 AM
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Posted by Cam at 2:35 PM
Friday, June 24, 2011
The 2011 NBA Draft has come and gone. In the weeks leading up to the draft, I listened and read all of the stories and speculation about who the Jazz might take. I'm a bit of a Jazz fan. Okay, I'm a big Jazz fan and I enjoy the anticipation that comes with each off-season almost as much as I enjoy the season itself. There are essentially two types of Jazz fans, in my opinion. The one type doesn't question the decisions made by the front office or the way the coaching staff approaches things. The other side is always criticizing the front office, calling for the team to be "blown up", or in years past, for a Hall of Fame coach to be shown the door. I am in the first group. Kevin O'Connor is one of the most respected General Managers in the NBA. Time and time again he has shown his intelligence and ability to do what is best for the team and organization. Now that the Deron Williams trade is months behind us, take a look back and see what we got for him. Devin Harris, a serviceable point guard. Derrick Favors, a #3 pick with a defensive mind and improving offensive game who can run the floor like a deer. Enis Kanter, another #3 pick who many project could be an all star big man. Recently I've been shocked to hear and read about some of my fellow Utahns who think that the Jazz front office made the wrong move. Who do you think the Jazz should've drafted? Do you think they should've taken Jimmer? Fine, that's a valid statement if it weren't for one problem. He wasn't on the board at number 12, and you'd be high if you think that ANY team was going to take him higher than 7. You think the Jazz should've traded up to get him? Who's to say they didn't try? The only team that had shown any interest in trading picks with the Jazz was Detroit. News flash. If the Jazz traded up to 8 and took the Pistons pick, they weren't picking Jimmer. They were taking Knight. I heard today that the Jazz front office put in approximately 30,000 hours in researching for the draft, but somehow a bunch of fans think they know better. I'm happy with the direction the Jazz are headed and I expect to hear the boos when word comes that Paul Millsap has been traded. And, this time, just like every other time, the Jazz front office will be vindicated when it turns out that they made the right move. There, my rant is done. Any comments?
Posted by Cam at 9:41 PM
Sunday, February 06, 2011
This last Friday was a busy day. My day started off with me waking up at 5:15. I got up, exercised, and got ready for the day. I stepped outside at about 6:45, just in time to see my dad rounding the corner onto my street to come pick me up. He dropped me off at work at about 7:05. From there I had a routine morning until about 9:00 when we had 40 boxes delivered. These 40 boxes included 9 commercial laser printers with all of their accessories. The rest of the work day was spent removing everything from the boxes, breaking the boxes down, hauling garbage out to the dumpster, and assembling the printers. At about 3:30 I went into the bathroom and took a shower and changed my clothes. At about 4:05 I logged off my computer and headed outside to wait for Jenny to come and pick me up. She arrived a few minutes later and we proceeded to head down to Provo. Disclaimer: I absolutely loathe Provo. Perhaps the only place I hate more than Utah County is Las Vegas. After getting lost a little bit in Orem and Provo, we arrived at the BYU Museum of Art for the Carl Bloch exhibit. We had to move through the exhibit a little quicker than we might have liked in order to keep Flint happy. He stayed happy, but unfortunately he was in a chatty mood and this didn't seem quite like the place for conversation. Once we were finished with exhibit, we went out into the lobby of the museum and met two of my sisters with their kids. We waited while Nat fed the boys, and then we headed out to Cafe Rio in Provo. We arrived to a jam-packed Cafe Rio, which we expected. Jenny and Michael skillfully found us two large tables next to each other while the rest of us got in line to order. A few minutes later, I maneuvered my way back to the tables carrying two trays off food. Then, I headed back into the melee to get some drinks. The little guy ate his quesadilla surprisingly well. After some visiting we left and headed for home. We got home right between 8:30 and 9, just in time for the little guy's bedtime. Jenny and I were in bed just after 10. A fun and exhausting day.
Also, the exhibit was fantastic. Any time you have the opportunity to see excellent original artwork, it is always worth whatever inconvenience it might cause to see it in person.
Posted by Cam at 9:30 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I wanted to post a little something about a truly classic movie: "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World." I was introduced to this movie by my wife when we were dating. She couldn't believe that I hadn't seen it and she insisted that we watch it. Well, almost three hours later, I was pretty disappointed. I really didn't think it was that great of a movie. Well, I've watched it multiple times since then and it gets funnier every time. A few years ago, Jenny and I found a DVD copy of the movie for $7. We snatched it right up.
This movie has the who's who of comedy from the 50s and 60s. Ever since I became familiar with this movie, I've started to notice references to it in other shows and movies. There is an entire scene from The Simpsons that is a parody of the last part of this movie. A few years ago they did a remake of it called "Rat Race." If you haven't seen this movie, drop me a line and I'll let you borrow it. However, I might require you make a deposit!
"Just hit the button marked 'booz'!"
Posted by Cam at 9:06 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I've been thinking lately about how badly I've neglected my blog. It's not that I haven't wanted to post something. The fact is, I just didn't know what to write. I've noticed that there are a lot of blogs out there that get neglected. A few days ago I figured out why.
People neglect their blogs because they spend their time on Facebook. This got me thinking about other things that we neglect. What leads neglect? I think it's probably disinterest. We find something better or more interesting, so that's where we spend our time. It makes me sad to think about children that get neglected. Is it really because their parents have lost interest or found something that they think is better? As I sit here and watch my little guy running around, I think that's one of the saddest statements a parent can make. So, I'm going to end this post and go be interested in him.
PS - This post is not meant to say that if you are on Facebook you are neglecting your children. I wasn't meaning to lead to that point. Out!
Posted by Cam at 5:34 PM
Friday, July 16, 2010
Posted by Cam at 5:13 AM