Fiji to Provo: My Take

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for some 6 years now. For 6 years the words to describe my feelings have escaped me. For 6 years everything I entered on the screen, wrote on a paper, mumbled to myself or thought in my head felt right. 6 years this has thing has been nagging at the back of my head. It’s been 6 years since I returned home dishonourably from my mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 6 years, and the story only gets longer each year, but now I want to tell people…

Hollywood Here I Come

Fun fact: Last week I got to act in a movie. Not a major blockbuster obviously, but in a student film directed by a friend of mine, Sam. “But Jonny, you have like 0 acting experience! Why would anyone seek you out for their movie?” Well, I happened to be available. Right place right time sort of thing. The actor Sam had previously asked to play the role had dropped out on short notice or something like that, I didn’t get a full briefing on what happened and needing to fill the role quickly Sam contacted me and I readily…

Fallout

Well, it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? I wish I could say that the reason for my absence was something productive or useful like, “I wasn’t blogging because I was taking a class on how to get paid for writing.” or “I forgot to blog because I met this girl and fell madly in love.” (My family would certainly get behind that one) But it wasn’t that. The real reason is just so…. so much lamer. I booted up a new game of Fallout. “Really Jonny? You didn’t write for some 2 weeks because you were playing a game?”…

Time Off

Last week I said I wasn’t going to be posting anything for about half of last week. So what was I doing instead? Uh….I’ll be honest, I slept. A lot. Like I would come home from work, go straight to bed and then sleep until I went to work the next day. It was something like 14 hours of sleep a day. Is that excessive? Oh yeah, but let me tell you it was just splendid. I guess sleeping isn’t the only thing I did though, by Saturday I had adequately caught up on my sleep, so I went and…

Tinder

Ya, you know exactly where this is going. I got on Tinder last week. I also got off Tinder last week. Ho boy is that not a service for me. This is going to sound oh so condescending but the main problem about Tinder, for me, is that it’s so outrageously shallow. In my brief time with the app, I developed a rule that helped govern which direction I swiped. If a girl didn’t bother to write anything meaningful in her profile, it didn’t matter how outrageously attractive she was that’s a hard left swipe. I mean come on, I…

Small Things

I don’t have one large idea to wrap this week up with, but rather some small things. Yesterday when I was at the gym (am I lowkey bragging about that? Yes) there was this kid that came in, and I say, kid because he looked like he was 12. Anyways this kid comes into the gym, he’s got a long-sleeve white shirt with a t-shirt on overtop and jeans. Yes, jeans. He came in did like 8 push-ups and then stared at his phone for 15 minutes. I was done and left at that point, so maybe he turned it…

Cyberstalking

I just wish sometimes that I was good at cyberstalking people. I know that makes me sound suspicious and creepy at best, but I think you and I both know I don’t mean it in any extreme way where I get ahold of private documents by hacking a person. I mean I wish I could take a small piece of information and manage to actually find someone on Facebook. Ya know that kind of cyberstalking that pretty much everyone does these days? That one. I absolutely suck at it. That’s because I don’t do it. STOP STOP I’m not trying…