Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Phone Day!

Ah... I love the feeling of a new phone. I may have lost all my contacts, but it doesn't matter. I know a phone is primarily supposed to just be able to call people, but being able to watch "Citizen Kane" on my phone is probably the best feeling I have ever had (so lavish and unnecessary, TAKE THAT AFRICA!).

In other news: Who's excited for Michael and Whitney! I know I am, that's why I decided this hilarious picture above needed a repost on our blog. I think we need more "getting ready for marriage" posts from Mike. For example:

"Arg! So I was talking to the caterer today and instead of preparing food for 300 he was preparing food for 3000! However, we have already put down the deposit so he began to argue that it was too late to decrease the order. It looks like we won't be buying groceries for a while. (Insert funny trumpet noise)"

And for all who might not know... I'm moving to Arizona for Medical School. Crazy I know. Everything seems to be going good. But I am scared of the heat. Hopefully somewhere in the middle of all this I will find a belt to fix my poor scooter. And people MAKE a muxtape. I know Mike is working on one BUT seriously the sign-up process couldn't be easier and uploading songs is simple. Check out my updated muxtape at http://richrich.muxtape.com.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Big Easy

New Orleans is crazy! It's a beautiful city juxtaposed with culture-less Bourbon Street. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the presence of drunkards and whore as much as the next person, but such a beautiful city deserves more. I realize I really dropped the ball with my cell phone photography, but hopefully you can see what I mean: beautiful French-inspired buildings amidst, and/or covered with, crap.

Here is another picture taken with my phone. What you do not see is me getting destroyed at the Joseph-Smith-stick-pulling game. What you also don't see is me getting obliterated by Chad's wedding toast prowess. Things are not looking good for me in the Best Man-a-thon. Oh and one more thing... my brother Stephen is retarded.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You say mixtape, I say muxtape

Do you actually remember recording songs off the radio? I remember tripping and injuring myself just to make it over to my stereo to record Offspring's "Come Out and Play" when it came on the radio (If memory serves I didn't make it there quite in time and never had the beginning of that song). Then when mp3s stormed onto the scene, I remember hooking up my tape deck to the computer just to record Sugarhill Gang's "Apache" and Bill Wither's "Lovely Day". Wait, wait, wait... did anyone ever do the pause-unpause action while you were recording songs to edit swear words? Ya, I totally did that: genius.

Basically what I'm trying to say: I love mixtapes, or playlists. And you know what else? I feel like I'm surrounded by people who have an awesome taste in music. I want to hear your mixes. I have a great idea about how to do that: muxtape.com.

This website allows you to upload mp3s and basically share them with whoever you want! It is a smooth and super-simple website. So I propose that all of us replacement friends make a wicked playlist and put your muxlist web address in the comments of this post. I have already started! Check mine out at richrich.muxtape.com.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Wow. I like this quote.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Umm... so enjoy and maybe followup with another quote that is good in the comments? Here's a neat picture:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Scooters and Twitter

Does anyone else notice that it is SO much harder to blog when you have little to procrastinate? I mean, when I was in school and had to write papers and study for tests a little blogging was a welcome break while I was at the library. But now, I am just working and having a great summer and have no need to procrastinate anything, maybe other than shaving. So I expect my blogging will pick up when I start medical school and have things to procrastinate again. But by then, who knows, maybe the Replacement Friend blog will be replaced by Mike and Whitney's marriage blog where we learn about their hilarious adventures as a newly wed couple. For example...

"Whitney and I just moved into our new apartment. We totally love it! It is such a good feeling to finally have our own place. So what did we have to do first? Well, first we had to set up the utilities. So I called the electric blah blah blah blah blah"

Seriously though, Mike and Whitney put up a blog. I can't wait to hear about your adventures. Anyways, back to the point: blogging. I have had two significant events recently.

First! My scooter. Can I just tell you a little about Dave "The Magician" who owns the Scooter Lounge. He is incredible! He is a friend of Carina's and Jen's (Lisha's sisters). And thanks to this little hook up, he basically miracle worked over my scooter's centrifugal clutch. I won't go into many details but he thought of solutions to my problem that I hadn't thought of from the hours and hours and hours I have spent trying to get my scooter back to normal. So basically, a HUGE shout out to the Scooter Lounge!

Second! Twitter. So guess what? You can either visit my twitter page at twitter.com/richrich OR just follow my updates on the little widget that I put on the Replacement Friend blog (it is above the poll, on the right). I'm trying to ride the wave of technology. I have this fascination on being on waves. Like when Newseek or the Economist write about twitter and people are like "What is this new-fangled Twitter?", I can say back "Woah Grandpa, you have to catch up or I'll leave you in my wake". Then, of course, I'll put on my shades and catch a CG-wave nearby with my surfboard.