dr. pepper dance contest.

30 07 2010

A little while ago Dr. Pepper announced a dance contest on YouTube. They had a few well known bboys (Luigi, Kid Daivd and Venum) present some choreography. You are supposed to learn the choreo as best you can and then add a little freestyle of your own onto the end.

Originally I wasn’t planning on doing it.

BUT – I practiced with Shunta Nagano and Johnny Ahn a week and a half ago over at Center Stage and Shunta had learned the choreo…

This obviously led to the other two of us learning it and here we are :

It was a lot of fun to learn (I love the choreo because it’s Kid David’s).

YouTube contests are amazing because you can enter from anywhere! The technology we have is just incredible!

Imagine if we had to do things the old fashioned way:

“And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it…” (2 Kings 19:14)

But it would be kind of cool to send and receive messengers!

? What technology are you most grateful for?

media fast.

30 05 2010

I had dinner last night with my friend Jeremy up in Salt Lake – we are both avid media enthusiasts.

TV. (I have roughly 60 different TV seasons – that is growing at an alarming rate)
Movies. (I have around 400 movies – also a number that is on the rise)

Having an iPhone makes things worse because I am checking all of these things constantly throughout the day.

I work 5 days a week – pretty much full time.

But I have a second job, it’s called “media addict“.

I spend an absurd amount of time watching TV shows and movies, checking my Facebook, watching YouTube videos, etc. etc.

I’m going to try something this week called a media fast. (although it’s probably more of a media diet – but will still be really challenging)

I will not get on Facebook once this week.
I will not get on Twitter once this week.
I will check my email ONCE a day at a prescribed hour (10:00 pm).
I will only get on my computer ONCE a day in order to write my daily blog.
I will not watch any YouTube videos.
I will not watch ANY TV shows this week.
I will allow myself 3 movies to watch this week (only one time per movie) Haha.

Ok- there it is.
The fact that I’m a little sick looking at this list tells me that I really need to do this.

What am I hoping to accomplish?
Well, I’d really like to just see if there is a different feeling that comes from removing ALL the distractions…

Will I finish reading the book I started?
Will I feel the Spirit more?
Will my mind become less clouded and able to focus more clearly?
Will I get bored?

I’m not sure what’s going to happen – but I want to know.

“…nevertheless they are to be used sparingly.” (D&C 89:12)

I know it’s the Word of Wisdom scripture – but I feel like it’s very applicable to anything that we do that goes beyond moderation.

? What would be hard for you to give up for one week?

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