Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Duetts! Jump Ropes! Tiger Lilies!

Ok so a few things have been on my mind the past all day and I kind of wanted to blog about them.

First is... car karaoke. It is the greatest thing EVA!!!

Here is a list of the song me and my sister Jackie like to DUETT (personally i think duet should be spelled with two t's because two people are singing) to. List is random not in order of favorites.

1.The Phantom Of the Opera- Andrew Lloyd Webber
2.The Mirror(Angel of Music)- Andrew Lloyd Webber
3.All I Ask of You- Andrew Lloyd Webber
4.Down Once More- Andrew Lloyd Webber(we love Phantom)
5.This Is Me- Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas
6.Start of Something New- Gabriella and Troy
7.Breaking Free- Gabriella and Troy
8.Lucky(feat. Colbie Cailat)- Jason Mraz
9.No Air- Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
10.All You Need Is Love- Moulin Rouge
11.Come What May- Moulin Rouge
12.Umbrella (Remix)- Rihanna
13.What I've Been Looking For- Ryan and Sharpay
14.Total Eclipse of The Heart- Air Supply
15.Alone-Glee(ultimate favorite!)

And thats it for the Duett list. We have an awesome time jammin!

Oh and me and Christiaan jam pretty hard to Dashboard Confessional as well.

Ok so also one thing I have been thinking about a lot today is Jump Roping!
So last Tuesday I decided I wanted to buy a jump rope because I love jumping. Not many people know that about me. They also don't know that during football I led the team in jumps per min. with 217! Yeah Imma baller. I also did 72 consecutive double jumps. Not stopping at all. It was Crazy. Anyways so I went to Wal-Mart with my little sister and I bought a plain nylon rope wooden handle jump rope. I thought it would work good. It didn't. It sucked actually. It doesn't weigh enough to move as fast as I'm swinging it. So today I went to Wal-Mart by myself cuz I didn't have work and I needed more deodorant and I thought oh I'll go check out the Jump Ropes again. So I did and I decided not to be cheap so instead of buying the two dollar crap one again I bought the nice seven dollar one with removal two pound weights in the handle with a thick rope(which is rubber) part and some new deodorant. When I got home I decided to try it out! (The Jump Rope not the deodorant I still had some I just don't like running out) and It was awesome except I'm not as good as I used to be and I kept whipping myself in the legs and it hurt real bad and I was wearing my TOMS so it hit my toes and kind of hurt. But I did like twenty double jumps and it was amazing to Jump Rope again! So now I'm adding Jump Ropes into my list of Favorite Things in life! My goal though is to ultimately buy a jump rope identical to the ones they have in the Toro Annex because its like going back to basics which is always good(even ask Christina Aguilera). Soo those are a few things that are great in life!

Remember-If you pile up enough tomorrows, you are surely to find yourself left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.

What are your favorite Car Karaoke songs?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Colors

Like everyone in the blogging world, I check my blog frequently to see if anyone has commented on it. Usually I am disappointed. But each time I look at my blog I think wow the colors in my blog look the like colors I used for my AIM profile and they don't really go together. So with that said and a little time on my hands I sat down and tried to figure out good colors. Then I thought I should probably make a post after I change the colors so people will actually see it. Pringles are delicious. Then I thought what I should blog about. Spring. Spring is one of the greatest times of the year. So I decided to change the colors of my blog to match spring. It was actually a lot harder than it sounds. There aren't very many colors to choose from. And when I finally finished a half hour later I decided that even though the colors I picked were quite feminine, I wasn't going to waste another hour of my life. Now I will blog about spring.

1. This is something that should be number one of everyones Favorites of Spring list. Orange Tree Blossoms!

The smell of them is just amazing.

2. Breaking out all your summer clothes and putting all your winter crap away. I hate wearing winter clothes. I hate the cold. I love the heat. Nuff said.

3. Seeing everything turn green again! Just seeing it is awesome but knowing what comes from having grass again is exciting as well. When the green grass grows you can play real sports again. Like Football! Though I didn't enjoy Toro Football like most did, I do love football. You can't not love something that was your whole life for four years. I like it a lot.

Ok so I guess the list isn't very long but trust me, I really do like spring.

but... there is one thing I absolutely hate about spring. And that is allergies. I have so many. I hate it. It seems like the first week of March my nose has to start getting all runny and I get all stuffy again. Some might be saying its not that bad but it is. To go along with my allergies I have Asthma. So when I start to have any side effects from allergies my asthma gets all excited and goes out of control and with those two things combined it ruins all the stuff I love about spring. I can't breathe or smell so I don't get to enjoy orange tree blossoms. Also I can't play football because I can't breathe. That is why if you ever see me ever, I will have my Inhaler on me. Its not a joke. Ask anyone that knows me. And to add to that I have to take a breathing treatment twice a day or I will die. Ok probably not but close.

Anyways this is my spring post.

Only 46 more days till I leave!

From the mouth of Andrew Nicoll "Live long and Prosper. Hazzah!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Faith. Hope. Charity.

You might recognize this famous picture. Its George Washington crossing the Delaware River. At this time in the Revolutionary War Britain was just about to defeat the young United States. Washington had lost about two thirds of his troops and was embarking upon an imminent defeat. Once the river froze over the Hessian troops would come slay the remaining one third. Congress had fled far by now but on a very cold Christmas night Washington and a some very brave men said "let's go get them". They crossed the river in the middle of the night before the fog lifted and, for lack of a better word, pwnd the Britain troops. Thomas Paine wrote just two days earlier in a treatise called The Crisis "THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value." This was directed towards the time of the war but I think the words in it can be called to use in our time today. Things are getting hard and they are going to get harder. Things will get bad but all of us have been promised things so great that the little bad we have to go through is nothing compared to the great blessings that are in store. A lot of people are expecting the Government to help us out of these trying times. I know that even if things start to look a little bit brighter nothing will help us out of what were getting into. The Declaration of Independence says it all when it states that "All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights". To be endowed is to be given something, a gift. I believe the Government can only do so much for us. We can only be "endowed" by our "Creator". These are the times that try men's souls. It is our Faith in God that he can do something for us. It is our Hope that what He does is enough. And it is Charity we give as thanks for what He does.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Suspense.... Then Bam! Really?!

So three weeks ago Wednesday I turned my papers in. The secretary of the stake presidency said that it should take two to three weeks but probably three cuz of the day I turned them up. Well a week passed and I was straight trippin because I wanted my call immediately. I had like fifty dreams the whole first week and I was going insane waiting. Then last Tuesday my dad was talking to my Bishop and he told him he had looked online and saw that my papers had been sent from Salt Lake. Well they almost always send calls to the mail place on a Fridays. So he made an educated guess from experience from previous missionaries he has sent out and told my father it would be here on Thursday and my pops told me. So Wednesday couldn't go through fast enough and I was again freaking out having to wait. So Thursday finally came but I had work... When eleven came I told my sister to check the mail for me and she responded with a depressing no it had not. By this time I was in a very sad. I got over it pretty quick and told my self it would come the next day. On Thursday night I had a dream that I walked out to check the mail box at the same time the mail man drove up. He asked me if I was Elder Tyler Pete Arnett. I said why yes I am and he handed me a large envelope. I was so excited and ran inside to open it. Just as I pulled the paper out I awoke from that lovely dream to my sister needing me to take her to school. I thought after that dream it had to come today. So I took her to school and went home and kinda chilled till about nine thirty then I went out and checked the mail... nothing yet. Then I went inside my home and went to my bed and opened my blinds which have a view of the street so I could see the mail man come. I started to get tired so I decided to take a little nap till eleven and then I would go check. I fell asleep and then maybe ten minutes later my sister came into my room saying Look what came! I was sooo excited until I realized I couldn't even open it to at least later in the day but I wasn't too bummed. I figured out a good time of when I could open it when friends and some family could come watch which was late enough for high school kids to come but not to late for me to go on my camp out with the priests. I decided to open it at three fifteen and let me tell ya it could not come soon enough. Friends and family started to arrive at about two fifty and thats when I started to get nervous. Every time I looked at the map and saw all the guesses from people I kept thinking New Zealand or Japan. I honestly thought I would go to one of those two places. I really wanted to go foreign and learn a language. So when everyone got to my house by three twenty I started to open. My face got all hot and everyone was watching and waiting in anticipation. I started to read and as I started my eyes jumped straight to it but I didn't say it out loud. As I read aloud the Dear Elder Arnett, I kept thinking "really?! Thats where I'm going?!" the one state I told myself I did not want to go. Then when I got to it I read out loud The California Sacramento Mission and Immediately when those words came from my mouth and everyone started to cheer I felt the spirit come over me and I knew that is where the Lord wants me to go. I hadn't even thought about Sacramento. I always said oh it would suck to go to Cali cuz of the beach and the people there but as I started thinking about Sacramento and I realized how inland it was and how different it would be than the coast and I started getting excited. As everyone cheered I kept thinking ok shut up now I want to see if I would get the second thing I wanted... a foreign language. Once everyone quieted down I kept reading and it said I should anticipate to preach the gospel in the English language... really?... English. State Side and English... but then when I started thinking about it more i realized how much a blessing it will be. I will only be in the MTC for three to four weeks which will give me a whole lot more time out in the field to experience real missionary life... but there was a third thing I wanted out of my Mission Call as well. To leave as soon as possible. I kept reading and as I read you should report to the Provo MTC on May 12th... I started getting real excited! May 12th! Then I realized it was March 12th that day... I have two months! Since I report so much earlier than most my friends and i'm not learning a language I probably won't see most of them in the MTC which will be a bit of a bummer but I know i'll make new awesome friends. I'm excited. I am counting down the days. 58... Dang that's close. Its funny cuz you think you know what you want, but then something like this happens and you realize the Lord knows you better than you do yourself. I never once thought about the blessings going to Sacramento and speaking English can be for me. I am so excited to go and I have talked to a couple of people who have lived there and am getting more and more excited the more I hear. I am sooo thankful for a Savior who loves me and knows me so well. Getting my mission call has strengthened my testimony so much.

Those who read this ROCK!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yes, I do like to swing with Pandas...

Ok. So it is eight in the morning and I am currently eating an ice cream sandwich from dairy queen. Why you might ask am I eating an ice cream sandwich from dairy queen at eight in the morning? Because I just starved for the whole fricken weekend so I could PWN at my final weigh in. And I think I did. I know for a fact already that I did not win first place. Thats kinda bummer. But if things go how i speculate they will I will be in the top five which was my initial goal from the beginning. Even though in the contest I didn't win, personally I did. I weighed in at 229.2 which is 40.4 lbs. from my starting weight of 269.6... Yeah I know I was fat. That is 14.98%. Which is huge! I haven't been in the 220's since Junior Year! I am so happy with myself and now that I have a start it will be easier to continue.

Also other exciting news... my mission papers are officially in Salt Lake as of last Wednesday. So it should be about two weeks from this Thursday till I get my call. I am excited. I want to go somewhere awesome and foreign but I have a feeling I'm going somewhere in the States. But really it don't care where I go because wherever it is, it is for me. It's my mission and I am meant to go there. So I'm probably not going to make a group on the book saying "WHERE WILL TYLER GO". I think those are dumb. If you want to guess thats cool. If not, I'm not going to freak out...

Anyways so my last post was all about almost going to Six Flags and being scared that it was going to rain and freaking out over nothing. Well guess what?! I did go to Six Flags and it did not rain and it was AWESOME! The trip was amazing. I might have not slept at all for eight hours then walked around a park with creeper batmans all day then drove another two hours not sleeping because of the poor quality of roads California has then going to go to church without the girls because Christiaan was too scared to wake them up then strip down to my underwear and run into the freezing cold ocean on a Sunday then drive home another forever with no sleep and then yell and my best friends because a couple of girls were trying to piss me and Lucas off and then get home and gain a pound for my next weight and be bummed out and have to work harder the next week but the good things about the trip made it all worth it. Spending eight hours talking and getting to know six of my best friends then eating ihop for breakfast with six of my best friends then spending an amazing fun day at six flags with six of my best friends even though it was tiresome then driving another two hours and hearing Chloe freak out every time there was a big crack in the road then going to church without the girls being dead tired and wishing I was asleep but then realizing that Mitt Romney's wife Anne was speaking at the ward then meeting Mitt himself after church then driving three hours to eat with Lucas' sisters family for a delicious dinner then driving another three hours home with six of my best friends listening to Alex's wonderful laugh then yelling because the girls didn't want to listen to church music. It was awesome. It was so much fun I want to do it again. Maybe with a little more sleep. It was tremendous.

Well thats all for this post. I really like this whole blogging thing. Since the two people I told everything to aren't in a convenient location anymore this is great alternative.

Oh and BTW my life rocks...

That which we do not try, we will never do.