At my parents house

Man I’ve been writing in my blog a lot lately! Well actually, the pictures (by themselves) are sent to my blog via my cell phone, which is fast and easy, so it doesn’t really count as sitting at my computer and “blogging.”

Anyways, I’ve been pretty busy around my parent’s house. I’ve had a great time taking care of things. My jeep’s radiator is shot so tomorrow I’m going to look for a new one. Later this week I’m going to USU to take a first hand look at a school I may be attending in the Spring.

BTW, I’ve been accepted to ASU… did I mention that already?

NEW stuff… If you’ll notice on the right column of this blog there are some new features. First, the slideshow… that’s cool. Next, everybody’s blog I link to has an RSS update feed! (in English, it automatically “grabs” a part of their blog and posts it so you know if they’ve updated their blog or not). Way cool! Thanks Google!!!

Going to Utah

Well my friends, it is Sunday and I am about to go to bed. I’m pretty tired as I’ve been staying up a lot lately, but that doesn’t stop me from wasting a few minutes on facebook and updating my blog.

I found this cool pen which I think every college student should have. It’s a computer pen that records what you write and the audio while your writing… perfect for recording college lectures, etc. Here’s the link: www.livescribe.com

Also, since I’ve been jobless for the past weeks on end, and it’s too hot here to really do anything besides eat ice cream and stay inside, I’m going up to Utah for an extended visit. I plan to help my parents out with some yard work among other things. I’m also going to check out the USU campus to see about attending in the Spring. I am definitely going to be an Engineer. So I need to go back to school. I’m actually exited and nervous about it at the same time. It’s exiting to know why I’m going to school (I really didn’t know why I got my first degree in Communications, I just did, and I learned a lot but it doesn’t help me get any jobs). USU looks like a beautiful campus and everyone I talk to says they have a great Engineering program. So I’m going to check it out first hand.

Ahh what else? Well like I said I’m tired right now. I’ve been having too much fun lately I guess. In a tribute to my life so far here in Arizona, I’d just like to say that so far I’ve LOVED my ward and my callings (Sunday School Teacher and Sacrament Coordinator), my friends I’ve made, and the variety of Mexican food. I’m not gonna miss the run down streets and the crappy buildings. Gosh I’m writing as if I’m not coming back, but I plan to come back. I’m leaving a lot of stuff here so I have to come back.

I saw Batman twice this weekend. Totally worth it. But I don’t have to tell you that. You’ve probably heard the hype already; it’s all over YouTube and Digg. Heath Ledger did such a legendary job as the Joker. I love the new Joker character is all it’s complex aspects. If you liked the first movie, you will love this one.

In the mean time, remember to stand up for your rights! and have a nice day…

*Another Accident*

Right now a body lays on the street in front of my apartment complex. It’s a bloody mess. He was probably run over by a car, but not by accident. Here’s why I know that:

I was driving home tonight as normal when a speeding truck came up from behind me, swerved and hit the car in front of me. I realized this was no accident when I saw the truck continue to follow the car it hit back and forth across the street. Finally they pulled into a parking lot and stopped. I followed at a safe distance (but stayed on the street) and began to call 911.

Two hispanic guys with their shirts off got out of the truck and began beating the windows of the car and trying to open the doors. Suddenly they were running with the car as it attempted to drive away again. I had to turn around but the white car got back onto the road and sped away. By this time I was trying to avoid being seen because I didn’t want to get involved. I drove back down the street and saw a man running on the sidewalk. He had no shirt on either. I didn’t know where he came from but he looked like he was involved. Then I saw it… a body in the street. Bloody. It was right in front of my driveway to my apartment. So I stopped pursuing the white car and parked my jeep. (The white car ended up stopping a few hundred feet up the road, and there was blood streaks indicating this guy was ran over and dragged).

I got my CPR mask and gloves that I always keep in the glove box. Memories of the last accident I helped at flashed through my mind, but this time was different: I knew somebody was hurt bad. This time the scene was graphic… (don’t read it if you are sensitive to blood)

He was on his back, arms and legs spread out and painted in blood. No shirt but a pair of jeans and a cell phone a few inches from his body. A large open wound was on his right shoulder. The back of his head was popped open and his scalp was separated from his skull. There was a pile of thick clotted blood under his head and in his mouth. Some of it ran into the gutter but the blood around his head was thick and pasty. I put on my gloves and checked the scene. Someone was checking his pulse and said he could feel it fading. I checked his wrist and neck and felt no pulse. Also checked for breathing and got nothing. I checked his airway and pulled out clots of blood and some dirt. I put the mask over his mouth and began a chest compression. It was just too bloody. The blood was thick like paint and just squished under the mask. More came out his mouth and nose. He was gone. I stopped. Paramedics showed up.

As a witness to the “homicide” I had to stay and wait. There were other witnesses too but I saw most of it from the beginning to the end. While waiting I overheard one of the officers say they had someone (the guy I saw on foot) in custody and were pursuing others. They wouldn’t tell me anything else. I was really curious to know how many people were involved, and especially WHY were those guys in the truck mad at the guys in the white car. I wish I was a detective. I just had to sit there and wait. Three hours went by. I got to watch them map out the scene and do a lot of writing. I wrote up a report of what I saw, then I finally got to tell a detective. Then they let me go home.

Now here I am. It’s past two in the morning. I hope I can sleep tonight. It’s the Fourth of July, and all I can think about is that this guy just died tonight. His life, over. And he didn’t even know it was going to end like this. And now his family will mourn. Plus, the graphic scenes in my head, and my curiosities as to what happened… I didn’t see how he got there! Was he one of the guys from the truck that tried to hang onto the white car as it sped away? or was he already in the street when the car hit him? I didn’t see so I don’t know.

In this picture you can see the body as detectives stand around him. The guy on the bike was another witness, though he didn’t see how the body got there either…