Monday, March 30, 2009


Lisha works a job where she sits at a desk and grades the same math problem over and over again.. over and over. She is constantly "riding the bull". Luckily it's only for a little while, but my heart goes out her during this time of tribulation.

But luckily, I have a solution. Back in the day Stephen and I made our own motivational posters and hung them on our bedroom doors. I don't know how funny this will be to you but at least it will bring back good memories for Stephen. While this isn't one of our creations, the message is the same:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bishop Allen

Dear Provo Friends,

I am in Mesa, Arizona. Things are great here and married life is wonderful. However, one thing that lacks about Arizona is the music scene. It is lame. No one good comes around. Maybe it is just that I don't know about the small clubs and venues like I did in Utah. I don't know for sure, but I write with urgency over a matter you have the power to attend.

Go see Bishop Allen play their music at 8:00PM... today (March 27, 2009). You will not regret it. Perhaps you already know about them. Perhaps they're a "big deal". All I'm saying is that, if I lived in Provo I would be canceling all plans to see this up and coming group play.... in Provo.

Bishop Allen - The Ancient Commonsense Of Things
Bishop Allen - Dimmer

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Song for March for the Waverley Saints

We all have a unique taste when it comes to music and that's why I think it is one of the best windows to a person's personality. For example, Lisha likes the Clash and Blur... but she also love Paris Hilton's album. This tells me that Lisha has an opinion on things and will argue her point of view... unless you buy her accessories and clothes, then she will believe whatever you say (El Generalissimo laugh: "Ah ah ah").

I joke. I could attempt to break it down more, possibly, but I don't have time. I am in medical school you know?

Anyways, here's an 8-track of some music that I have been listening to this March. I had a hard time choosing. I don't really know if the music I put in there represents my personality, but hopefully you find something you like. One track needs explaining: The Magnetic Fields - Washington D.C. . This is from their infamous "69 Love Songs". Lisha hates this album (or rather 3-disc album). The songs are simple, arguably poorly sung, and not that great.... however I see them another way: to me, they are pure. I remember writing songs, or rather attempting to write songs on my guitar but obviously they were simplistic both lyrically and musically. So Washington D.C. along with all the other tracks on the "69 Love Songs" bring me back to the days of trying to write emo music in Helaman Halls.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Seattle Soy

Lisha and I just finished family night, filling up our wedding photo albums. Now we are looking at places in live in Seattle. The clinic I'll be working is in Renton, but it actually right as close to Seattle as you can get. In fact we're looking at places in Beacon HIll. I don't know too much about that area... but we are loving what we are seeing. In my opinion, I could really see us living there. Seattle just seems like the perfect fit. It is BEAUTIFUL there. I'm sure Mike could chip in on this subject.

Plus it's closer to Canada. I miss my homeland. And flights back to Salt Lake City are a really good price. I have no intentions on leaving the Hoskissons out.

But who wants to listen about this boring stuff coming to the "Replacement Friends" blog. So on a more exciting note: Stephen wrote a post a long time ago about his lactose intolerance. As some of you know, Stephen had hideous gas... just kidding... but not really. Somehow we linked this terrible smelling gas, jk... but not really, to milk products. Long story short, Steve switched to soy and something wonderful happened. Long story even shorter, Steve has a girlfriend now.

Anyways, long story EVEN shorter... I fell in love with soy. I just prefer it. I would still rather drink a glass of milk, but it is vanilla soy in my cereal and pero from now on out. Then! Lisha and I found a inexpensive dessert option that involves soy: Soy Cream! It's like ice cream but it is made out of soy.

So anyways, I was thinking about how I could make this blog post more boring, then I thought that I could talk about how Facebook is lame. But I'll stop here...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

St. Bernardine: Patron of Compulsive Gambling

In lecture today, a professor was teaching about Pneumonia and referred back to the black plague. On his powerpoint slide was a picture of St Chad, the patron saint of plague. That got me thinking... how awesome is it that there are saints for pretty much every aspect of life.

Okay, okay... I don't believe in praying to saints BUT I'll be honest I find the idea of saints pretty nice. For example, pictured above is St Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of physicians. It makes me feel like I am part of a group, or like having an inside man who can talk to God for me. Although I know I can speak directly with God and he is directly part of my team, it's nice to have some iconography that I can look at.

Was this post blasphemous?