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Oh great. Here I go ranting

So I'm not the kind of guy who lets things get to him. I'm usually pretty accepting or ready to deal with what comes at me. But, lately I've seen a new side of myself. A side that gets frustrated and sometimes angry. There are, in fact, a few things that bug even me.
Number 1: People doing stupid things/going against all the logic in their heads to impress other people.
-Why would you make an unwise decision on purpose and have a full knowledge that what you are about to do will have bad consequences? Sure there are temporary pleasures, but are they really worth it?
-Why would you ever go against what you believe is right to become "cool" in the eyes of "cool" people? Yes, I know not everyone has the same beliefs. And some people have no belifs at all. But if you have beliefs and/or goals, stick to them. Don't change them to fit in with the crowd. You want to be a real non-conformist? Be true to yourself, nobody else is doing it.
It seems that people tend to do this a lot. I know I'm probably guilty of it. But I've certainly vowed to better myself in this area. It's not worth it. If I'm going to impress someone, I want to genuinely do it. It feels so much more satisfying. I have so much more to say on this topic, but I will save it for another day.
Number 2: I greatly dislike Hypocrytes.
Number 3: I greatly dislike Stupid People. I know some people were born without a brain. But those that do have a brain and never use it should probably die... or use it. Either one works.

So none of this is necessarily geared towards anybody I know. So don't take it personal. It's just stuff that has been getting to me lately. Hopefully a happy and more heartfelt blog will come soon. FArewell. Bed Time



Things I like

So I'm starting a new blog of random things I like and my opinions on them. I don't really care if anybody reads it. It's just going to be there for the sake of being somewhere. Writing stuff down is therapy. But until I get started on that blog, here are a few of my favorite things.

- Folk rock. I don't know why, but lately I've been listening to very calm and settling music. Check out Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, and Blind Pilot. They might just brighten up your day.
- Tweets. Haha this is probably the nerdiest thing ever, but I love getting tweets(updates on twitter) from bands. Yeah. It's just one of those little enjoyable surprises.
- Texts from Last Night. It's a website that has a bunch of drunk/funny texts that people send in that they got the night before. I highly reccomend you check it out.
- Texts for real(not another website). I love knowing that somebody is thinking about me enough to text me.(calls too)
- Ice Cream. Best invention ever.
- Gadgets. This is way nerdy... but I have to confess my love for electronics. I love anything from Mp3 players and cell phones to laptops and desktops. I can't explain why.... so don't ask.
- Staying up late. It's not that I can't sleep, I just feel like I put work into something if I'm staying up until the wee hours of the night doing it. Ya know? That is mostly when I blog, read, brainstorm, and just ponder.
- Making people happy. I don't make people happy so they think better of me. I do it because the thought that I just made someone happy makes ME happy. Plus sometimes people who deserve to be happy have no way of becoming happy. Only you can make them happy. (so much happy for three lines of text...)
-Tish Tish. Yep, it's true. I miss her so much. I'm so grateful for her sincerity and love. She's more of an example to me than she could ever know. She makes me so happy :)
- The Church. Most people don't know how much happiness it actually brings. But trust me, it's a lot.

Well. My battery is about to die.

Farewell and good night




This is way cool :)


The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place

Dear Blogger World

This is my first real blog of the summer. I seem to write most of my posts between June and August. So we will see if the pattern continues. This could be the first of many to come.
So it has taken me a very long time to,I guess, feel comfortable with this, but there are a lot of big things happening in my life. First off, I will be leaving everybody for 2 years starting in a few months (I would guess sometime in september). This is a big thing. It will be the ultimate test of my spiritual, emotional, and physical strength, but It's something I really want to do. I've been told that I need to serve a mission my whole life, but up until now I haven't had the chance to decide for myself. Nobody is forcing me to do it. I have decided on my own that I want to serve. It should be a great life-changing experience :D Second: It has taken me 19 years to realize that I'm growing up. Up until about February, I had never really thought about marriage. It's been a scary thought and I thought it was way too far in the future to start worrying about. But oddly enough it has crossed my mind a lot. But we'll have to wait and see how I feel about it after my mission. With Hannah married, Morgan engaged, and a lot of my college friends/neighbors married, I'm starting to wonder when my time will come. It's weird to think about how old I am. I graduated from High School over a year ago, I've finished a whole YEAR of college, and I'm Ninteen years old! Oh how time flies.
It has been so good to see everyone again. I think I have hung out with all of you at least once this summer and there are definitely more good times to come. Hiking, camping, boating, biking, long-boarding, this kind of stuff really needs to happen soon!
For me, it helps to know that people know what I'm saying/thinking/doing with my life. It's hard for me to feel content with just figuring out my own thoughts. I have to share them with somebody else. I hope you guys read this. It also makes me feel more comfortable writing more stuff. I guess we could just hang out and talk haha. But until then, here are my thoughts. Comments are wonderful :) I love you all!



Dear Berto

Berto just posted a blog about how he thinks everyone is too lazy to blog (basically). And he wrote a substantial post in 6 minutes. So I am going to take 6 minutes and show him that I cannot write a good blog in that short of time. Crap I got distracted and only have 3 minutes left!

Life update:
- Im home from school
-I have no jorb
-One of my best friends in the world moved to Alaska
-I saw mae a few weeks ago, that was pretty epic
-one minute left

I love you all and hope we can all blog more!


p.s. I promise a longer and more in-depth post soon.


Eating the elephant & Happy Bday Norgan

Some people choose to eat the elephant one bite at a time. That is how I have been for most of my life. But there is something wrong with just eating one bite at a time. There are no thoughts about the big picture or what's to come. If you live your life just focusing on the day you are on, then how are you supposed to be prepared for changes and other things that need to happen over time? I've gotten pretty good at this "one bite at a time" thing, but only recently have I realized that it isn't doing me any good. I need to make decisions that will help me in the future. I'm not very good at writing(or typing) down my thoughts so I'll just make this simple. Organize and prepare for what's to come. It will definitely do you more good than to plan for the day. This post is a little redundant, but It's for my own good. I need to grow up. I need to reorganize my life. I need to do better. And I know I'm not the only one out here who does. If I could go back in time and smack myself in the back of the head for my bad habits, I would. But, since that's not going to happen, I'll have to start now.

These have been my thoughts lately. I've kind of been mad at myself for trying to do better and failing. But, that's life. I've got to keep trying.

Next topic: I'm excited to go up to Heber this weekend and see you all!

Happy Birthday Norgan Brown! I can't believe I met you more than three years ago. You have been an awesome friend and you are the nicest and most sincere person I've ever met! Thank you!

Love Michael

If you ever feel like your life sucks, go to this website. A lot of people have it worse than you.


Life Update

I decided to come out of my little cave that is Cedar City and tell you all about what has been going on in my life lately. The best way to tell you is to show you! Here are some pictures from the past few weeks with captions

This was taken after my neighbor, Danielle, put dish soap in the dish washer. There was a huge mess of bubbles all over the kitchen. It was way better than Christmas. In this picture you can see that somebody just fed me some of the delicious bubbles.

This one and the next few to come were taken at the greatest triple-bday party/dance party ever. It took place in apartment 21 which I now basically call home. The girls there accept me as their roommate and I spend most of my time over there now. 

a few of my roommates are pictured here, along with my sister. 

haha there is Kevin trying to croud surf in a tiny apartment

Kevin in the dance circle! Sorry there aren't any of my dancing. I know you all want to see that.

More drinking pictures. Non-alcholic of course.

So those are the few pictures I have(yes they are from facebook), but let me tell you in words now how things have been going. First off, I beat Super mario brothers 1, 2, 3, and lost levels all in five days. Without Cheating and using warps! If you have played the games then you know what I'm talking about. That's sadly the biggest accomplishment for me lately. Actually, I lied, the biggest accomplishment for me has been coming out of my bubble and talking to people. I am a pretty timid and shy kid,  but lately I've been talking to people and becoming social. I never thought I could do it. Go me *pats self on back*. 
The past few weeks I've been in a constant dance mood. I've been listening to upbeat, rythmic dance tunes. The dance party in apartment 21 is definitely what kind of kicked off my dancy mood. It was such a blast. We crammed a bajillion people into one apartment living room and danced for four hours! Then the following night was an institute dance, which never fails to put me in a good mood. A few weeks after that there was another institute dance, probably the best one yet. This cute girl from California asked me to dance which was totally amazing. Then a few others came and danced with me also. Sadly, I didn't do too well with getting numbers. I got zero. But hopefully I will man up and get some numbers at the dance next week. 
Before I go to bed I need to write about my new "roommates". I've basically been living at apt 21 for the past two weeks. The reason why I hang out at a girls apartment instead of mine is because my roomate is more dramatic than any girl I know and sometimes I just need to get away from that. That's basically it. I don't know what more to say, but I you feel the desire to just chat or anything, give me a call or text me. It would be greately appreciated :) I miss you all



So this is the New Year

And I don't feel any different. 

Shoot... I wanted to write a huge blog about 08.. but alas, I can't think of anything! I promise a massive amazing blog by sunday.




I stole this from another blog that I found very interesting. I just kind of a random informational video. Enjoy.


No way!

What?! two posts in five minutes? I forgot some stuff, but feel it deserves a separate post. 
Even if you aren't in to weird music like I am, give some of these artists a listen. You will enjoy them, I promise. These are all artists I have discovered in the past few months(or started listening to). If you like what you hear, Tell me! comment! Ask for A burned CD!

- Portugal the Man
- Tilly and The Wall
- Margot & the Nuclear So So's
- Architecture in Helsinki
- The Cinematics
- The Stills
- Ra Ra Riot
- The Unicorns
- Islands
- The Elected
- We are Scientists
- Wolf Parade
- Pistolita
- Andrew Bird
- The Depreciation Guild
- Mew
- The Dimes
- Minus the Bear
- Rilo Kiley
- Neutral Milk Hotel
- 1900s 
- The Rapture

Pistolita, Tilly & the wall, Andrew Bird, and Mew are musts. Go check 'em out. 

M C Fa Shizzle

Where to Start

Where to start

I always have so much on my mind, yet I can't seem to ever know what to write about. 

Here is my list of recent thoughts. Feel free to discuss any of them in comment form. Actually, after reading this, I insist you comment!

- High school was a joke
- The Future is frightening
- I have never thought about marriage so much in my life. It's all around me
- I never thought I could be friends with people who are years older than me
- I'm immature because I choose to be, not because it's how I am ( if that makes sense)
- I love friends
- Being alone is over-rated
- I love finding people wo share the same weird and obscure interests as I do. Favorite thing in the world
- Finals are going to suck
- I dislike incompetent people more than anything
- I'm a wuss
- I have not been on a date yet. Anybody want to help?
- I love, more than anything, being around people who I can conversate with. Love it
- The sky is beautiful
- I cuddled with bigfoot the other night. for real
- I need money
- I have more pictures. I should post them here
- Right now!!

Hanging with Bigfoot

s'mores with Kevin

Kim took this creepy stalker picture of Me and Kami

Mid-air High Five!!

Comment please. Thank you!

Michael William


Cheese and Crackers!

I've been wanting to blog for awhile, but haven't been able to gather all of my thoughts. Tonight I present you with some of my thoughts/experiences/feelings from life in Cedar City. Get ready.. (keep in mind: It's after three in the morning, I'm pretty tired)

First off.
I know I haven't really talked to anybody for awhile and I'm sorry. These past few months have been very crucial in my life. This is it. I'm grown up now. I have had to start thinking about where I want to go in life and I've had to do it all by myself. 

Discovering what I want to be has definitely been my favorite experience thus far. In high school there are groups, clicks, social norms, and so on. College is definitely not what I expected in terms of those things. Nobody gets picked on or made fun. Everybody is friends with everybody. Everyone has (pretty much) grown up and stands above all of that stupid labeling and social norm stuff. I am probably one of the weirdest kids on campus, but honestly, I could care less. Nobody cares how I dress or what I like. Nobody is going to make fun of me for wearing nerdy clothing or playing a mini keyboard with my friend in the school living room. We are all different and we all know it. Yay college

(Remember: It's super early in the morning. Maybe I write better when I can't think? hmmm)

My views on life have become more apparent to me and I am definitely gaining stronger opinions about things. Politics, for example, is something I never cared about. In high school I could have cared less about which laws pass and what we do about the war. But I  have recently gained some pretty solid understanding of politics and FINALLY have some political views. Just so you all know, I'm neither Democrat nor Republican. That's that. for now

At the beginning, the hardest part for me was talking to people. I have never been good with words or expressing feelings. I have also never really been a people person. People scare me and always have. I have had to step our of my comfort thousands of times since ive been here and it was been so wonderful. The littlest, but most amazing thing in the world is meeting a new person. I love just saying hi to someone or starting some small talk to get to know them. Sometimes you get along with them, other times you don't. But it's always a good experience either way. 
-Little experience: Today I went to Austins (my room mate) friends apartment. I wasn't too excited. But, once we arrived, there were tons of people there and I socialized with every single one. I loved it so much. I love the beginning of any kind of relationship; be it friendship, romance, or making a secret little enemy. I highly recommend going and saying hi to some random person you've always wanted to talk to, or even somebody you have never wanted to talk to. DO IT!! then tell me how it goes. 

Okay so enough with the kind of serious stuff... here are some odd little things I think you all want to know about me(with pictures!!):

- I always say "What the butt?" and always use the word "Poo". Don't ask why
- The kid who was dating my sister a few weeks ago is actually turning into one of my best friends.
- I love weird music. Indietronic, indie-folk, and progressive rock = the shiz
- I crashed my Roommates car. oops
- All of my roommates and I have only been in the same room all at once about three times.
there are four of us.
- I love free french fries from the T-bird grill.
- I love Sweaters and glasses. Girls who wear sweaters and glasses are also something i enjoy.
-I'm really immature in a mature way
-  People who refuse to date non-return-missionaries piss me off.
- my roommate is the most conservative person on the planet. He also has the same beliefs as his grandma, step-dad, and mom No matter what those beliefs might be.
- I love The Grind. It's a cute little coffee shop that hosts shows and whatnot. 
-Its late. holy cow. more rambling

Jordans pumpkin partied too hard...

Me and my friend Amanda with the city in the background

My room from the guitars' pov ( i guess..?)

Where's Waldo?

I basically only have these pictures for now. sorry

I'm sorry this is kind of just turning into a giant ramble. I hope you didn't lose interest halfway through. The pictures should have helped a little bit! I will post more soon. I promise. As for now, I need some sleep. The weekends are the only time I can ever sleep for more than five hours. I would love for people to hang out with me over thanksgiving break or even come down here sometime. 

love Michael William

Song of the Blog:

Invasion- Eisley

The colorless words are burning our heels
As the bright lights of the city fade
Taking the chase to curb our fear
As the bloodless moon casts its face

Ooh, something's not right
I can feel it inside
Something's not right

You would take the breath from my throat
And you would take the cherished people that I hold

All in time you will be one of us painless, us blameless
Go to sleep, this wont hurt a bit
Shifting your shape to our shells

Ooh, something's not right
I can feel it inside
Something's not right

You would take the breath from my throat
And you would take the cherished people that I hold

And they will try to make us forget ourselves
One by one, one by one
Call me crazy but they are after us
One by one, one by one
You don't have to know the truth
If you believe it
I believe it, too

Ooh, something's not right
I can feel it inside
Something's not right

You would take the breath from my throat
And you would take the cherished people that I hold



So During the month of November I will not be shaving, as It is no-shave November. Hopefully By the end of the month I will have grown a nice manly beard. I hadn't shaved for a few weeks until today. Here is what came from not shaving. I think that by the end of the month it will be a little longer than this:


The Artist

Today I was doing an art project and I realized that I really like doing art. Even more than I like working with computers! Well... possibly. I'm not super amazing at painting and drawing, but I can design quite well. I wish I could be a graphic design major instead of a computer science major... but I think I would lose my scholorship. I'll have to show everyone some of my "work". Some of it is good. Madeline even said she would buy one of them (she might have been saying that to make me feel good, but still).
I miss you all and hope you can visit soon. I think Im going to the Fleet Foxes concert in a couple of weeks, but I cant really stop and visit unless you are giving me some place to sleep. I love you all. Thanks for everything.



The bringer of despair

I know everyone thinks I'm a huge jerk

And a bringer of much despair

Everyone has their own views 

And I'm going to stick to what I feel is best

My intentions aren't to hurt, but to make better

It may not seem like I'm in love

but that couldn't be further from the truth

"If you love something, set it free"

That never made sense to me until now

Sometimes I wish I could just skip a few years of my life

To see how things will turn out without having to deal 

Why can't people look past the hurt and see the positive?

That's all I wanted...

I'm sticking with my decisions

Try to see my side

Everyone has done what I've done before...

I hope that explained some of my thoughts...
I miss all of you. Please come visit?