Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rocky Mountain Hi!

Hey everyone!

Bet you haven't seen a bathroom-mirror pic like this since 2003 when you opened your Myspace account. And no, that's not Thome's Broncos t-shirt, I bought this guy at the thrift store. When in Rome!

So I've been semi-absent from the blog world for a while because I've been devoting a great deal of my free time to some creative projects. I should be able to share them with you soon; I just ordered a piece of hardware -- which will be here in one to three business days -- that will allow me to make said projects computer friendly. In the meantime, I thought I'd post this awesome picture and do this survey thing that Leah posted on her blog. Everyone else is doing it -- when have I been too good to follow the crowd?

1. What's your favorite non-food/supporting food (e.g. ice cream cones (the cone itself), whipped cream, marshmallow creme)?
I had to save this one for last it's so tough. I'm a pretty picky eater but I love eating so it's hard to call something I love so much a "non-food/supporting food". Right now I'm really missing the bean dip and salsa verde from Gecko Grill. No one does Mexican food like AZ (oh yeah, and Mexico).

2. Favorite book pre-high school?
My Side of the Mountain. Thunder Dan (aka my dad) and I would read this together once a year or so when I was in elementary school. It's a pretty rad book. I think I'm gonna add it to my list of to-reads.

3. Whose handwriting do you envy?
No one's really. Jeff has cool handwriting. My dad's is pretty gnarly too; it seriously looks like hieroglyphics or some kind of primitive language. I think I'm one of the only ones who can read it.

4. What does your blog title mean/where did it come from?
I'm not telling what it means. It comes from a song on my favorite album of all time though. That's as much as you're gonna get. If you happen to know already what it's from or if you figure it out please don't tell. Let's keep things fair for everyone. Thanks.

5. Favorite chore (or least hated)?
Is cooking a chore? I guess to some people it is. With my last comp on my mission -- I was a district leader at the time (I hope this is still funny) -- he would do the dishes and I would cook. That is, when we weren't out celebrating our companionship. We would only eat cheap food at home -- usually PB sandwiches, potatoes, and pork chops -- so we could go out to eat as much as possible, what we affectionately referred to as "celebrating our companionship" (looking back, that sounds even more gay that Zach's penmanship awards). But hey, we had one of the only Mexican restaurants in the mission in our area, so can you really blame us?

6. What's your favorite kind of chip (baking and dipping)?
Baking: Guittard Milk chocolate chips. Depending on the recipe, their semi-sweet chocolate chips are awesome too. I'm quite a fan of white chocolate chips as well. I haven't had Guittard's but I can only assume they're as good as the others.
Dipping: I'm not a huge dipping chip guy, but just try to pull me away from a bowl of tortilla chips with an above-average salsa. Just try it.

7. Favorite animal (mythological and real)?
Real: Anything from the Mesozica era: if it ends in a "-saurus" chances are I love it.
Mythological: I was gonna say the Centaur but I think they get offended if you call them an animal. I'm gonna go with the Chimera. Head of a lion, snake for a tail, and, just for fun, a goat's head sticking out of its back. Google it if you don't believe me.

And Leah said we could add a question if we wanted so I'm doing just that.

8. CD that hasn't left your car stereo since Monday (this is rare -- I usually have a one-day turnover rate)?
Manners by Passion Pit. This band is my hardest. Think Phoenix but a bit more electronic, less Euro-pop, and better. I was hanging at my friend Sara's Sunday night. As I perused her roommate Melissa's CD collection I came across a copy of Rajiv Patel's Obey The Cattle. I was naturally curious how she had procured this album since Rajiv is a buddy of mine from home (who incidentally can shred a guitar like nobody's business). Turns out she knew Hans of Shark Speed fame back when he was still rocking with Before Braille. Rajiv was also in Before Braille, thus completing the circle. Small world, eh? Anyway, I let Melissa borrow my Shark Speed CD and she returned the favor by burning me a copy of this album. Go listen to the track "Little Secrets" and get phased. (BTdubs, you can download a free track from this record on Amazon.)


  1. it's so nice to hear from you again mr.(no)Mustache Myke.

  2. "Cold Roses" by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. Probably two weeks straight of listening. Partially because I haven’t been travelling for long distances and am too lazy to change it but mainly because I never get tired of this album. It always feels good.
    When I dreamed over winter about somehow making it to SXSW, Passion Pit was definitely on my must see list.

  3. 1. I think I know where you're blog name comes from
    2. Passion Pit is great. I saw them at Sasquatch and they sucked, but the album is really good
    3. the new phoenix album is my favorite right now, proably
    4. I take no offense to the gay reference
    5. I was going to say that I really miss you, but it sounded too gay So I'm not

  4. if your bronco's shirt isn't doing anything later, and mine is doing anything later,then uh, maybe they could hang out

  5. Oh Thome, I thought you'd never ask!

  6. thought the comment about ur dad's handwriting was classic! Thru years of working with him - I've somehow managed to decipher it as well. It's def. an art...