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…

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…

Car Trips

Aight so I’m heading up to Canada for my sister’s wedding about a week from now and it’s a 12 hour drive each way so I’m staring down the barrel of 24 hours of being cooped up in my car. I’m gonna need some stuff to listen to during that time. Normally I just make long playlists myself and listen to that, but lately, I’ve found that endlessly listening to music is not really all that enjoyable and therefore I really haven’t been finding anything new to listen to. It’s not like I can just listen to the same stuff…

Kitchen Stuff

Just a little over a week ago I was having one of those nights where I just couldn’t get to sleep for whatever reason. Rather than lay in my bed and allow my frustration to simply build though I opted to do what any normal person might do in this situation. I cleaned my kitchen. Why my kitchen exactly? Well, for one thing, it’s a total disaster constantly.  I’m not trying to throw my roommates under the bus I played a role in allowing it to get this dirty as well, but basically I stumbled out of bed, made my…

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…

Rough Night

There is something I don’t get that I really feel like I should’ve figured out by now. How do people just go to sleep? Look I know I’ve written a bunch on this before but when you’re having one of those nights where you can’t seem to sleep at all sometimes you just need to vent it out. Honestly, I don’t get how people just pick a time, get ready for bed, lay down and then they’re just gone. For me every time I lie down my mind decides that now is the time to put the pedal to the…