DONE! "Shul" is done. The semester is done. NUTRITION IS DONE! I don't have to think! yessssss. I feel the semester, with its many ups and downs, was a good one. I made TONS of new friends in the ward and strengthened my relationships with all my old friends. Soo good. 6'8" Nate is goin on his mission and he's leaving tomorrow. Sad day. I'm gonna miss him but he's doing a great work and will not come down. Go Get 'Em Elder Nater Baker! I'm glad the semester is over and I'm happy to be heading home.



I can't wait for the next two weeks to be over. Yeah this semester was good, but it's about time to be over.



Of the Week.

Movie: Tombstone - George P. Cosmatos

Album: The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Song: With Arms Outstretched - Rilo Kiley



Check out Kyality's post on 9.23.2010.


Of the Week.

Movie: Oceans 11 - Steven Soderbergh

Album: 16 Of Their Greatest Hits - The Mamas & The Papas

Song: When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin



Wake up. Go to class. Go to library. Go home. Do it again.

Wake up. Go to class. Go to work. Go to library. Go home. Do it again.

Wake up. Go to class. Go to library. Go home. Do it again.

Wake up. Go to class. Go to work. Go to library. Go home.

Wake up. Go to class. Go to Soo Bahk in SLC. Go home. Go on a date.

Wake up. Relax. Go to work. Go home.

Wake up. Get ready. Go to Church. Go home.


I know it's something that everyone does, but I felt the need to share. Don't get me wrong, College and in this case BYU is awesome! and I love it here, but it's really hard. The hard classes are easy and the easy classes are hard. I'm always doing something and it seems like there's hardly any time to just sit and recognize that you're driving your life as opposed to your life driving you.

Facts: I love school. I love my friends. I love my family. I love being able to see Kyality and Mrs. Kyality and the Kyality Kids all the time. It's good stuff!


Of the Week.

Movie: Transporter 3 - Olivier Megaton

Album: Narrow Stairs - Death Cab for Cutie

Song: Dark Sunglasses - Chasing Kings


Of the Week.

Movie: Fight Club

Band: Pixies

Song: Where is my Mind?



So I work in the Dishroom at the Cannon Center. It's great! Times when it's not so great, when you work from 3 until 10, when none of the other areas do what they are supposed to, and most of all...when your lead doesn't show up and you are forced to run the dishroom not having been trained on how to do it. Take a guess on which one happened to me tonight. In the words of Jerry Seinfeld..."Oh I'm stressed!"


Carl. The New Guy.

This video will show you who my roommate is. He is the MAN! He has dogs, and hunts with them...for fun.

Yep. He just smacked a mountain lion.


Just Call Me James.

Tonight at the Cannon Center, I'm working custodial. I know it's not the HFAC water fountain, but let's be honest, it's the next best thing.



I really am influenced a lot by Kyality. I'm glad that as a kid I was shown the ways of The Force, and of great music like The B-52's and R.E.M.

I also acknowledge the fact that I can get my trash kicked at "Guess the Animal: Star Wars Edition."


Martial Arts.

Say what?! As most of you may know, I have been involved in Martial Arts since I was 6 years old. I recently (last month) "celebrated" my 12 year anniversary of Soo Bahk Do training. It's really hard to realize that I have been involved in Martial Arts for that long. 12 years of my life devoted to one thing. I find it hard to believe. Just earlier today I taught a seminar in Salt Lake City. It's tons of fun. I encourage everyone to find a passion, and stick to it. Mine is Soo Bahk Do. What's yours?


So it begins...again.

As some of you may know, I did not return home to New York after my Freshman year of college. I decided to stay in Provo through this December. I understand that this may be and task that is hard to complete, but I'm up to it. I moved out of the dorms which was a very good step. I loved them, but lets be honest, you can only take so much of them before it's time to say enough. So I now have an apartment which is so much fun. I moved in with 6'8" Nate, and then we got assigned 2 random roommates. We lucked out. JonnyMac and Ryan are amazing. Our apartment is super ghetto, but its only $100 a month. Talk about super deal. We recently discovered little friends namely cockroaches. Fun right? I got a job at the Cannon Center which is fun. I do dishes and make pancakes. That's about it. And just last week, I started summer classes! It's so nice to have structure to my life as opposed to just doing nothing. I'm taking New Testament (the Four Gospels) with Brother Skinner and Writing and Rhetoric with a grad student. They are really good classes and I'm excited to be back in the swing of things. I have yet to take pictures of my apartment, I'll take care of it soon. I've been dating a bunch. It's tons of fun. And right now I'm in Periodicals about to start on an Opinion Editorial. Yee haw!

Spring term brought much fun and lots of board breaking to prepare for the tournament at Wasatch Martial Arts.

A quick trip to California with 6'8" Nate means we get to drive around in his Dad's 650i.

Practicing my break for the news spot on Wasatch Martial Arts brought about a bruised heel.

The actual day of the news spot means super bruised heel.

P.S. Check out my friend Caitlin's blog! She's awesome!


Video Updates!

This is what happens when you start making a music video at 1 AM and finish filming at 5.

Some videos of my Young Hurricane days as Rhythm Guitarist.

"Captain of the Universe" - Written by Mikey Jones.

"Sandtrap" - Written by Emmett Florence.

"Nowhere Nights" - Written by Emmett Florence.

"The Garden"
- Written By Emmett Florence.

On the note of The Young Hurricanes, the bassist quit and I was the first go-to guy sooooooo I'm the new bassist for The Young Hurricanes! I'll finish off the semester as a member of the band. It'll be good.


Blood Donation.

Yesterday, BYU 151 Ward had the opportunity to give blood to American Red Cross. I enjoy saving 3 lives and over all I have saved 9! WOOT! Yesterday was a great day. It was Aubry's first time successfully donating! After I finished my pint, I stood by Aubry and then she finished and we both walked to the chairs. I sat down and Nate, Jocelyn, and Aubry are talking to me and saying "Caulin, you're really pale. You're getting really pale really quickly! Should we get someone?" Then I remember mumbling "Yeah you should probably get someone." Then my sight goes out. I thought I just closed my eyes but I guess my eyes were open! I start to come to it and see this nurse guy putting ice on my neck and behind my head. He says "Do you know where you are?" I reply..."BYU?" haha. It was great. AND THEN!!!! like a minute afterward, AUBRY FAINTS TOO!!!! So we had a party on the ground. It was great. THEN afterward there was a Ward Activity in the Wilk. FREE BOWLING!!!! It was semi-foolish of me, but I bowled. Kangaroo Caulin and his no thumb 5 step approach bowled a 138. Not my best, but I'm very stoked with it. Bishop bowled too!

Here's a picture of Aubry and I on the ground.



So it's been a while since I've posted. I realize this, and I apologize. I guess since I live across the country I am some what Blobligated. Things have been going great. I'm hanging out with friends every weekend, going on dates all the time with DIFFERENT GIRLS! I got asked to a Harry Potter preference dance. I signed a contract for off campus housing for Spring, Summer, Fall with 6'8" Nate. I was in a band, then decided it was a bit much so I got out of it, but am still playing with them on a few songs. I got tickets for U2 in June!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED!! School work isn't that bad, but it's causing me to spend a lot more time in the library (but that's a good thing). I went to a dance party in Mikey's room...it was great! Thirty people in a dorm room. Oh Man! Soo Bahk Do is great. Mr. Corrales is the MAN! I feel like I've progressed a lot! My ward is amazing. Bishop Fry is an incredible person! My calling in the Ward Activities Committee is GREAT!! We just had a talent show and I performed in a skit from SNL with my friend Courtney. We did the Chess Tournament Cheer skit. It was FREAKING AWESOME!!!! I'm going to try to post a video of it. So I'm on Mikey's computer and I'll use his Facebook account to look for pictures of everything and everyone so people know who people are anddddd SO THEY CAN SEE THAT I HAVE HAIR!!! My friend Josh and I (see post about my bleeding on my guitar) are starting an Acoustic Band called TaylorDove. We've written 3 or 4 songs already and more than anything, it's fun and NOT STRESSFUL!

Here are some pictures of my friends and me. I DID use Mikey's Facebook to get all these. Haha!

This is me at the Harry Potter Preference Dance. I was a wizard trying to be a Muggle. Thank you Deseret Industries!

Another HPP Dance pic. The white flakes are flour.

Another HPP Dance pic. In the back is the profile shot of Mikey Jones.

This is my date. Her name is Aubry. The same Aubry from the ice skating date. The reason she is WHITEEEE is because the group i went with were ghosts! ... She was the absolute scariest. She actually walked through the Library by herself and scared a group of old people. It was by far one of the funniest things I've seen!

This is the group I went with! I love them, they are all great friends!

This is 6'8" Nate. He's a character but one of my best friends.

Haha! This was at a football game last semester. From left to right, Taylor Barrowes (he's freaking hilarious! i love him to death!), Courtney (She's one of my best friends and funny! She has a twin sister named Caitlin) and then the devastatingly handsome young man on the right is ME!

On the left is my Best Best Best Girl Friend Hanna Hiatt. And then on the right is Courtney. Hanna is Schroeder's girlfriend. Schroeder is exactly like me. We have Star Wars Vocabulary Games.

On the left is Courtney and next to her, on the right is her twin Caitlin. Caitlin cuts my hair and gives the best head massages during those hair cuts.

This is Kirsten. She's a character. I love her though.

This is Mikey Jones. My best friend. He's getting ready for The Young Hurricane's Show. Above him (literally) is 6'8" Nate, and in the mirror is Emmett, the lead singer of the band. He's really cool and has a super level head.

This is Emmett in the front of The Young Hurricanes. To the left is Josh (the guitar guy) and then on the right IT'S ME!!!!!!! It is so much fun performing on stage. SOOOO much fun.

This was at the Ward Halloween Party. Left to right: Katherine Ashby, she's the Ward Activities Committee ChairPerson she is the happiest person I have ever met. Hanna Whipple is in the middle - She rivals Katherine in the happiness competition. And Emmett is on the right.

This is Josh. He's....interesting. BUT!!! He's a guitar master. And I love him.

:) I love these girls. On the left is Alexa Burke. She is my twin. We discovered we were the exact same person and so we figured we were separated at birth. We had a Parent Trap-esque experience. Thanks Mom and Dad for telling me about my twin!! haha :D. On the right is Alex Jameson. She is by far the coolest person I have EVER met. She is an AMAZING artist, has great taste in movies and music and is a great friend.

This is Alexa again. Can't you see the resemblance?!

So that pretty much my life at college up until now!



Last night I got a text message from my friend Hanna telling me about free Ice Skating at Seven Peaks Ice Arena. My first thought was AWESOME!!! I knew that she would be going with her boyfriend, and I know how to drive stick, so I had a feeling I would be driving (which is all good). So I asked my friend Alex if she wanted to go with me, but she couldn't. DANGIT! I was just gonna go solo when Hanna told me no, and forced me to get a date. It was a great idea :). I asked my friend Aubrey to come and she was soo stoked! It ended up that she had a car (a car car, not an old, scary Toyota Tacoma) so she drove and we all went skating and then to IHOP. Overall, it was great. I'm glad I went and took a date :).


Blood Drops on My Guitar.

It was 11 o'clock. I go downstairs, and get Josh. He shreds.

We jam sometimes and we have our moments when the magic happens. Tonight was that night. I feel like Jack White.

My blood is on my guitar, The Imperial Snargler.


Poster Sale.

Round two of the poster sale in the bookstore. Found 4 perfect things. I was looking for a U2 War poster, didn't have it, or a U2 Rattle and Hum poster, again, didn't have it. BUT!!!! I found 2 U2 postcards that were pretty chill, and also a The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore mini posters. I like it.

Anyone seen 500 Days of Summer? You know the Ikea scene? Guess who is going on a date to Ikea on Saturday! hahaha :)


No Words to Describe.

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This new year i have been getting into the electric guitar a lot. thanks to Kyality, i am obsessed with the documentary "It Might Get Loud." I have 3 new heros. Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White.

Jack White is phenomenal.

Here is my set up.

I drew the Storm Trooper and DMB Firedancer on it. What do you think?