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Jared’s Transplant Fundraiser

My cousin Jared was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in January. He’s been in the hospital a lot since then going through chemotherapy and radiation. He will be receiving a bone marrow transplant this month which is vital for helping him stay in remission. The transplant is very expensive and he needs help raising the money […]

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Jacks Reigning Champion

This week my extended family on my mom’s side are all together at my grandparents for a family vacation/reunion. As is traditional in my family, today we had a series of games and competitions organized by my mom and aunt. Among them was a double elimination tournament of Jacks. Jacks, it turns out, is actually […]

Halloween

For Halloween this year I spent the evening at my Grandma’s 70th birthday party.  Unfortunately, pictures often don’t really do things justice. I mostly did the tattoos myself—they were individual 1 × 1 inch square temporary tattoos, so it took a little while.  My mother tailored my shirt (though she had no idea what costume […]

Nerd versus Sports Jock

While I was at my parents’ house today one of my sister Samantha’s friends stopped by to pick her up. In the few minutes he was there he said something to me like:Samantha says you are the biggest nerd in your family but I don’t think you look look like a nerd. I think you […]

Burning Money

I think that the Fourth of July is one of my least favorite holidays. Now I typically do fun things and often spend time with family on the Fourth of July, but I usually do that for most holidays, so when comparing and ranking holidays, activities like that are really irrelevant (because they are the […]

Why I Don’t Say I’m an Econ Major

When people ask me what my major was or what my degree is in I usually say “mathematics.” I’ve been encouraged a number of times, particularly by my dad, to not leave off the “and economics” because I did double major. So let me explain why I typically only claim mathematics. Microeconomics versus Macroeconomics Economics […]

Easter Eggs from Outer Space

This year my family decorated Easter Eggs a little differently. We decided to go with an outer space theme. So we divvied up the planets and other astrological bodies and used a combination of egg dye and paint to create the universe. All the pictures are below. Take special note of how nicely this blog […]

Mathematics Sterling Scholar

My sister Samantha was awarded Sterling Scholar for Mathematics for Granger High School this year. This is one of the very highest awards that can be given by a high school in Utah. Sterling Scholar in mathematics is especially impressive. For those who are unfamiliar with the Sterling Scholar award, each year one student from […]

A Marvel of Modern Technology

Yesterday I saw a self cleaning oven clean itself for the first time in my life. It was pretty amazing. Having seen it, I don’t expect I’ll ever own an oven that can’t clean itself. I grew up in what some would consider the dark ages of technology. I’m sure many of you can’t even […]