Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dear Santa

Hi Santa, I just wanted you to know that I have been a really good boy this year, even better than Janna. (not that she's been a good boy... well you know what I mean.) I'm always nice to everyone, that includes people I don't like. I'm not even mean to people at work anymore. I recently helped do a service project for an old crazy lady and her husband who leaves his hearing aid off on purpose (if you know what i'm talking about. *cough*nagging*cough*). Well, I guess I could go on forever about all of my good qualities, but I'll stop because I know you have like 6 billion other people to get gifts for. So here is my very own christmas wish list. ps I wont be too specific with some stuff, because I would actually like to be surprised on Christmas.

-Canon 580ex ii speedlight (aka a flash) its legit. click here. this is the cheapest i could find it at a place that is reliable.
-Snuggie. you can't have too many of these things, it's just not possible.
-Ties!!! i really really really need a couple new ties. use your own discretion or Janna's discretion. Maybe some nice dress pants from BR or something.
-A nice v-neck sweater (the thin kind) that matches the previously mentioned tie and or pants so I can wear it to church. or possibly something like this instead of a v-neck sweater.
-60" led-lcd tv 1080p. thanks.
-Planet Earth on BLUERAY.
-This thing yes it is expensive, but can you put a price on looking good? ps not the white one like on the website. The store in Orem has it in blue.
-Insurance so I don't have to pay BYU for it.
-Shoes. these or red or all black or all white. ps if you get vans make sure they are the low-pro ones the sole is thinner
-I could always go for some new jeans.
-World Peace
-Anything that says Oakley on it.
-Maybe one of those cool cell phones...
The End.

t-shirt size: M
Sweater size: M
Pants: 30x32 or if its an expensive brand i.e. from Nordstrom 29 waist.
shoe: 8 1/2

Thursday, December 10, 2009

what if...

So tonight I was playing the game "what if..." with some friends. Its a game where you write a "what if..." question, then another person answers your question. You pass the piece of paper around the circle, then one person will read the question from the paper they now have. Then the next person reads the answer on the paper they have. After everyone has a good laugh that person reads the question on the paper, then the next person reads their answer, and so on.

Here was the funniest sequence of the night:

What would you do if... Jessica told us she was really a man?
Answer: That would never happen in a million years, and if it did he would already be dead!

The next question was the original question to that previous answer, making things really funny.

What if... Jeff got a sex change?

Jeff obviously got to answer the question that was about him. HA!

Looking back it may not be as funny as I thought, but it still is. You be the judge.

My Native American Friend.

You probably think i'm talking about Jason, but he's not little, therefore i'm not talking about him. On my bathroom countertop there is some kind of residue. I have no clue what it's from, maybe a razor, or something dripped out of the mirror cabinet, or my roommate started using make-up. Don't know. All I know is the residue looks like a Native American Indian!! Well at least it does to me. every time I use the bathroom I look at it and think, "oh there's the indian." I haven't cleaned my bathroom for a little bit (not too long) because I think its so cool. (Actually I just accidentally wiped it up trying to figure out what it is.) So, without further ado, i give you, The Indian!

My interpretation: obviosly there is a face there, with hair. However, I don't think the hair is long, but there are head dress feathers coming out in the back. the end.

Monday, November 30, 2009

thought this was blog worthy.

as you may notice, this is the catch from the winning touchdown in overtime.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The season of giving

Welcome to the season of giving, don't forget to give.

here are some lyrics from a new song i found in a ski movie. click here to hear it.

How did Mandela get the will to surpass the everyday,
When injustice had him caged and trapped in every way,
How did Ghandi ever withstand the hunger strikes and all,
Didn't do it to gain power or money if I recall,
It's to give; I guess I'll pass it on,
Mother thinks it'll lift the stress of babylon,

Dear mama, you helped me write this, by showing me to give is priceless.

Dear Africa, you helped me write this, by showing me to give is priceless.

Nothing is perfect man, that's what the world is,
All I know is, I'm enjoying today.
You know, 'cause it aint everyday that you get to give.


Anybody watch Glee? I had never seen it before last night, I watched the first two episodes. I had previously thought the show was about a guy named Glee (fail) ....this is probably the part where you're thinking, "wow Tanner likes this show enough to blog about it." However, you would be wrong. Is it funny? yes, very. So why don't i like it? Two reasons. #1 The anxiety factor. Sometimes when I watch tv shows and the characters are in a weird situation I get anxiety for them. In this episode it was a married man flirting with a coworker. #2 it was DISGUSTING! It was all about sex, sexual jokes, and gross innuendo. I was actually embarrassed two or three times (i don't embarrass easy btw). My face turned red, I even hid my face behind my computer screen. Moral of the story, don't waste your time watching Glee, even if people say it's the best show on tv.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


if you haven't seen my halloween costume yet here it is:

It was taken from the snl digital short called "laser cats," i was Admiral Spaceship, and my roommate Jarom was Nitro.
if you have never seen it just click HERE!

Friday, October 30, 2009

nightly routine

would you like to know what i do every night? if you don't, just skip to the p.s. part of this post. if you want to know, keep reading.

every night before going to bed i do the following. (pre ps forgive my grammar)

I turn on the tv and start watching it till I get kinda tired, always sportscenter. Then I cuddle into the couch with my back to the tv, sad that it's the only thing I cuddle with? yes, yes it is. I fall alseep for about 15-30 min. Then I do one of those jump wake ups. You know, where you jump because of a dream or something and wake up. I then realize that I should go to bed, and decide to migrate to my room. However, i dont go right to bed. I turn off the tv and walk into the kitchen, drink a glass of water (probably the reason why i wake up at 6am everyday to pee) and put the cup next to the sink. I walk out of the kitchen and turn the kitchen lights off. I deadbolt the front door and lock the doorknob. I get out my cell phone, turn the living room lights off, and use my phone as a light while walking back to my room. I go in my room, shut the door behind me, still using my phone as a light, and make my way to the bathroom. Turn on the bathroom light and use it to see stuff in my room, like my bed, so I dont wake up my roommate. I get all the clothes and stuff off my bed so I can sleep in it. Then I go pee. I brush my teeth (most of the time) then drink a little water straight out of the faucet. Turn the bathroom light off and make sure the bathroom door is shut, it doesn't smell to great sometimes. I hop in bed and think, "good thing I read my scriptures in the morning," and fall asleep! the end. I'm going to do all of this in t-minus 10 minutes seeing that it's 2:40 in the morning.

I just think it's funny how I do almost the same thing every night, in the same order.

ps this is hank (on the right), as i'm sure you all know. just thought this picture was the cutest thing I have ever seen. Maybe I should get married so I can have my own cute kids?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I got into BYU and I start in January. I'm pretty excited.

ps i'll blog something funny very soon!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Classy One Liners

Jarom and I bring to your reading enjoyment, the top ten best breakup excuses, ever! Your eyes will love you for reading these.

#10 What do you mean you dont like Boy Meets World?

#9 So... I'm thinking we should have never met in person.

#8 Yeah, ever since I saw you at the family reunion...

#7 I know, I know what I said, but then I got lasik.

#6 I just don't want you to get syphilis.

#5 Can I get my sweatshirt back by sunday night? why sunday night? I'll tell you when I get my sweatshirt back...

#4 Its not you, its me ...who am I kidding? It's you.

#3 The jerk store called, and said I should break up with you. (this one is for you Seinfeld fans)

#2 Lets just be friends, and by that i mean, lets never see each other again.

#1 I think we should break up, I have to kill Voldemort and save the wizarding world.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


My thoughts on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I like to call it HP and Snape.

*spoiler alert*if you haven't read book 6 by now you deserve to have the movie ruined**

-It tried too hard to be a comedy.
-They could have cut out a lot of stupid scenes
-The cave scene was awesome!
-When Harry and Dumbledore came back to Hogwarts, the dark mark was already over the school, right? and a student dead?
-In the rooftop scene Harry is supposed to be stupified under his invisibility cloak, not under the stairs or wherever he was. This part really bothered me.
-Also the rooftop scene should have been longer, and word for word from the book. they cut a bunch of stuff and all the sudden Snape does it.

But whatever, it was still pretty good. I think i'll go read book 6 and 7 for fun.

Monday, June 22, 2009


High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.

sparknotes: HDR is totally sick.

i downloaded a free trial version of an HDR program, unfortunately because its a trial version there is a waterprint on the photos. Here are the images i came out with, i'm pretty pleased about them and might buy the program. (first one is my favorite.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some insight into my life.

While surfing the internets this morning I stumbled upon a great article. Not only is it great, but it relates to me on SO many levels, it basically explains my relationship to 5-10 girls that I know. They shall remain anonymous at this time.

Drop whatever you're doing right now, including reading my blog, and read this: CLICK HERE! right there, or here, basically any of this.

ps. yes I know there is an "s" at the end of the word "internet."

Sunday, June 7, 2009

BR 30x32

The story i'm about to share may or may not be very funny. Well, at least I think it's funny and that is all that matters, cuz it's my blog. The following took place on friday, a conversation between myself and my roommate Jarom.

*Jarom walks into the front room preparing to iron*

"Are you wearing my pants" -me.

"No, I just got these the other day" -Jarom.

*10 seconds pass by*

"Where did you get them?" -me.

"Banana Republic" -Jarom.

"Haha thats where mine are from, and they're the same color, are yours straight leg?" -me.

"yeah, straight leg." -Jarom.

"We have the same pants." -me.

"What size are yours?" -Jarom

"30x32." -me. *as i think to myself how weird it would be if we had the same size too*

"No way! mine too. We're definitely going to have to coordinate before we go out in we're not wearing the same thing." -Jarom.


I thought it was blog worthy, if you don't like it, ummm well I don't know, too bad? yeah. Too bad.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


here is a lot of stuff, brace yourself.

#1 Eclairs, good right? I think so and thats all that matters. Last week I attended a wedding reception. I would consider eclairs to be a staple at receptions, well they used to be. Now it's all about the chocolate fountain, they are ok at best. I guess you know where i'm going with this. No stinking eclairs! Should I get married someday, I will not attend my own wedding reception unless there are eclairs present. (*record of 13 big-ish eclairs at one reception.)

#2 i got new soccer boots :) (boots are cleates)

#3 School is out for summer! i got an A- in Ethics and Values, A in Bio lab, and B+ in Math 1050 college algebra. I feel pretty good about it.

#4 Skiing. It's basically over. I might make a couple trips to Alta to build a jump or two with some friends, but other than that it's over. No more 3-4 times a week type thing. Here are a few of my favorite pictures (of me):

#5 Dave and natalie are getting married May 19th! woot. anywho, here is their picture. i took it. just fyi the day they planned on taking pictures was an April 15th snowstorm, it had been in the 60's a couple days earlier. so no fun pctures in the grass, trees, flowers..ect.

#5 and just for fun some action photog by me:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

sailing on the porch

"Tanner, you said it would be a three hour tour!" - Dave
"I lied. lets sail to the moon!" - Tanner

Saturday, April 11, 2009


im obsessed with yozone, it's a frozen yogurt place.
all i have to say is:

mango frozen yogurt, cheesecake frozen yogurt, crushed up graham crackers, and fruit.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

summary of my spring break

Spring break was this past week, here is a summary. No, there is too much, i will sum up. (princess bride reference) here it is:
I went down to Escalante, Utah, and met up with some friends that go to SUU. I got there Wed evening and we set up camp and made a fire. Thurs we hiked to a slot canyon called zebra, then later that day drove to another hike that went to two waterfalls, about 8-9 miles of hiking that day. Fri we did a hike down by lake powell it was about 12 miles round trip. someone didn't think to bring a cooler with ice for our food so most of it went bad, thus we drove into town and ate at Subway thurs and fri nights! we were really roughing it.

ok, i dont feel like writing anymore. but here are the pictures.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


a vortex, i got sucked into one after church today. i type to you from inside the previously mentioned vortex. do not worry about me. i am ok. hi mom.

Friday, March 6, 2009

did you know?

Facebook has an epidemic going around right now. Writing 25 things about yourself. A couple people tagged me, so i thought i would write some stuff on my blog instead. So, things you might not know about me. (might not get to 25, maybe more?)

First, things that give me anxiety:
-Calling people on the phone. are they going to answer? what will i leave as a message? I don't like calling people! When i was an Executive Secratary in my last ward i would have to call people and ask them to give prayers in Sacrament meeting, and i hated it!
-Asking out girls. yikes, she might say no. what if she says she is busy? does that mean she is really busy, or busy as in i don't like you.
-My alarm clock. yes. Most of the time i will wake up 5-30 min before my alarm goes off. So i try to get back to sleep and never can, because i know my alarm is going to go off. It's like i'm just waiting for it to start ringing. and i think, "I have been laying here for a while, i bet it rings soon."
-i get anxiety when i see other people in bad or awkward situations. especially and mostly on tv. when a character does something wrong or awkward or immoral. i HAVE to change the channel (unless its heroes) and it doesnt matter who is watching.

other stuff:
-i'm way into photography and own a canon eos 40d. i dont necessarily consider my pictures to be that good, but i just like taking pictures.
-i don't like a/c in the car. im a windows down kinda person.
-i blow dry my hair when i get out of the shower. i cant gel my hair when it is wet.
-for a guy, i have tons of shoes.
-someday if i ever get married i will love my wife more than i love skiing. thats a lot.
-i cannot cook. anything.
-i laugh at my own jokes. in fact, i laugh a lot, i'm going to have a long life.
-if i could travel anywhere i would go to egypt and india.
-im always cold. im the guy that is always turning up the heater or wearing long-sleeve shirts in the summer.
-i practice singing in the car. my favorite kind of music to sing along with is country.
-i listen to every genre of music. sometimes go from country to rap to reggae to classic rock...all in a row.
-i have not seen "family guy" in over a month. quit cold turkey.
-i was a chubby baby/kid
-i took ice skating lessons with my sisters when i was in 6th grade.
-i LOVE chocolate milk. it is my favorite thing in the world!
-i talk in my sleep, the very latest was, "jarom! i want my W."
-i own a snuggie! and i love love it. recently i poured a bowl of cereal, then ate said cereal, while wearing the snuggie.
-my favorite brand is oakley. basically all my ski stuff says oakley on it. then i have sunglasses, shirts, sweatshirts, ect...
-i enjoy ironing.
-i hate keys in my pocket. i hate key chains.
-i am ocd about locking the doors to my car.
-i have seen every episode of heroes, the office, the oc, and i cant remember what else.
-i have glasses but not contacts.
-i have never broken a bone or had stitches.
-i think mountains should always be white!
-i always have to pee.
-i wake up to pee almost every morning from 5-6:30 then go back to bed.
-i always have blue lint in my belly button
-i have always hated michael phelps. he got way to much publicity during the olympics. all the events i wanted to watch were at 2am.
-when i see bumper stickers that read "don't mess with texas" accompanied with texas license plates i just want to punch something! mostly the person who owns the car.

i'll add more later.

Monday, February 23, 2009

dinsneyland/beach/new camera!

hi, i got a new camera. it is nice, canon 40d. it is legit. (slr, only 10.1 megapixel BUT gets 6.5 frames per second, that is fast) if you wanna have a photo shoot, or need family pictures, or anything i like to play with it. just give me a call.
here it is:

some friends and i went to disneyland and the beach here are some pics :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

funny conversation of the week.

When:like 10 minutes ago. thursday feb 19, 2009
between who: me and nate
where: me in class at uvu, nate working at suu
source of communication: facebook chat.
set up: so nate is telling me about a date he went on. i asked about it and this was his reply.

what did you do?

Graham likes this one girl, so he make Jewkes be his wingman on a double. Then, while they were planning it I happened to be there, in my bed, trying to sleep cuz I was sick and then they were like, "Nate! Why don't you come!?"
So i finally agreed. The only person I cared to ask out was Leah, so i did.
Then, this is where it went bad...
Jewkes' date called him like 2 hours before citing a "family emergency" so she couldn't come.
Sooooooo, he decides to ask Lynzee out, which would have been super weird, and she says no. Not sure why.
Then, he ASKS MY SISTER OUT. Faggot
So, Ashley and her are way good friends so it was like us 3 talking the whole time.
Like I said, it was like we were just hanging out.

*sidenote* lynzee is nates old girlfriend, this other kid is on crack! *sidenote finished*

when you wrote lynzee
then again at ahsley hahahahahhahahahhahahahaahaha


im coughing to hide it


Sunday, February 1, 2009


This is me:

\in-ˈdi-fərnt, -f(ə-)rənt\
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin indifferent-, indifferens, from in- + different-, differens, present participle of differre to be different — more at differ
14th century
1: marked by impartiality : unbiased
2 a: that does not matter one way or the other b: of no importance or value one way or the other
3 a: marked by no special liking for or dislike of something b: marked by a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern for something : apathetic
4: being neither excessive nor inadequate : moderate
5 a: being neither good nor bad : mediocre b: being neither right nor wrong
6: characterized by lack of active quality : neutral

ps Life update.
1. i am now 24 (yikes).
2. i ski a lot. (3-4 days a week).
3. i go to school.
4. i work.
5. i freaking went to a Rodeo. for reals. my first one.
6. i got a SNUGGIE for my birthday! you know, they have an infomercial on tv. the blanket with sleeves.
(thank you Rachel, Bekah, and Anne. if you read this.)
7. i'm kind of a busy person, but not too busy.
8. i don't have to many things to blog about.
10. i skipped number 9 on accident, i thought it was funny.
11. intramural coed soccer. it's fun.
12. i'm going to ward prayer right now, so i'm done updating my life!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A recurring trend at firesides.

I would like to use this blog post to tell/show all of you about something that makes me extremely mad, i try not to use the word "pissed" anymore. Last night was yet another great CES fireside, this time the speaker was none other than the President of the church himself, Thomas S. Monson. The place was packed! That was one of the first things to bother me. I don't like how everybody bases weather they go to the ces firesides on who is speaking that night. BUT two things really, really bothered me last night.

First was picture taking. I felt like i was at a sporting event. I don't know why anyone would take pictures of the prophet WHILE HE WAS SPEAKING. It was a meeting, a fireside, that stated with a prayer...people do we not see the problem here? I couldn't believe it. Mormons are sooo stupid. If you want a picture of President Monson download one off the internet, this is why they have professional photographers at events like this. (you know, like the guy who took my picture that ended up in the ensign :) I can't imagine the pictures these people were taking will turn out very well, a 5 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, in a dark room from 50 rows up, wont work very well!!!!!!

Second, people leaving early!!!! aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I don't even have words to express how mad this makes me! a common phenomenon in Provo these days is to leave right when the speaker finishes speaking, you know, before the closing prayer! I can only assume so they can beat traffic? Last night, right after President Monson finished speaking a guy two rows in front of me got up and started walking out. As he was making his was to the aisle I said, quite loudly, so he and the people in our section could hear me, "what is this? a football game?" I sure hope he was embarrassed. I can't imagine having such a tight schedule on a sunday night that I had to leave a fireside before it REALLY ended.

ok I think i'm done for now...