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April, 2005

  1. What’s happening to the arts?

    April 23, 2005 by Ryan

    With the warmer weather, and the colds finally over, we went out to the park to play at the SCERA park.

    The SCERA Shell, an outdoor amphitheater, is not open this season because they have not had enough charitable donations to operate it (indeed, the entire SCERA organization is in danger of collapse with low donations)

    The Shell’s marquee, hanging above the ticket booth, usually lists coming shows and their phone number (“224-ARTS”). Today, someone had changed it it to say “224-RATS”

  2. Images from Ryan’s Birthday

    April 12, 2005 by Ryan

    Glorajean did an amazing job decorating cupcakes for me. I had to share these pictures.

    Cupcakes. Lots and lots of cupcakes.

    Cupcakes. Lots and lots of cupcakes.

    Lots and lots of baby marshmallows, chopped even smaller for the arms, legs, and tails.

    The green frosting represents the mutant ooze which the baby ninja turtles are crawling in, beginning their transformation to a day when they will become teenagers.

    Close up of a ninja turtle cupcake

    Close up of a ninja turtle cupcake

  3. Assorted Thoughts

    April 7, 2005 by Ryan

    I looked out the window, and what did I see?

    The weather has been beautiful lately, in between the refreshing rain and snow storms.
    Well, maybe the snow is not so refreshing.

    I realized here recently that all winter, I have only used my snow shovel once this season. And even on that one day, it was a very small skiff that melted away by afternoon. Strange.

    General Conference is done. I was sick with a pretty good cold. (why do I say it was pretty good, when in reality the cold was pretty bad?) I honestly didn’t get to pay as much attention as I would have liked, but my initial favorite talk was by Elder David A. Bednar.

    Also found it interesting that my old employer, L.S. Micro, is no longer in business.
    Their web site presently says so. I’d link you to it, but I don’t know how long it will remain up. There is always the risk that when the old link goes down, someone else will buy it and put something I don’t want to link you to on that site. But if you want to look, it is/was

    Looking for a map? Google has ’em now, and they are pretty neat. Give them a try at