Monthly Archives: July 2011

#40- My 40th blog post of the day

I’m glad I don’t look like this all the time. Those front rolls made me dizzy and hot. I wanted to do something cool for my 40th birthday so I wouldn’t think about how depressed I should be. How did I get to be 40? At first I only had a few ideas centered around 40, and when I got above 20 ideas I knew I could come up with 40 ideas.

I was going to do 40 jumps on my mountain bike but I was rained out when the thunderstorm hit. Maybe God didn’t want me to do 40 jumps. So I substituted the jumps with 40 jumps on a trampoline. I had a few things that I really wanted to do, like the 40 mile bike ride, kill 40 zombies, shoot my .40 S&W, eat 40 peanut M&Ms, 40 movie quotes, my 40 best life experiences, and 40 Chuck Norris facts, which I thought was pretty clever.
Special thanks to my oldest daughter for taking all the pictures, my second daughter for recording each activity, The Gibsons for lending their trampoline, Nate McArthur for lending his jump rope, and David Hoffman for his ideas on activities and time stamping each activity with a blog entry. This took four hours longer than I anticipated, but it was a cool thing to do. I’m glad I was able to do this.
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#39- 40 front rolls

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#38- 40 Wheelies

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#37- Shoot my Glock 23 .40 S&W

Ten shots with my Glock 23 .40 S&W.

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#36- 40 movie quotes

My oldest daughter read me this list of movies and I gave two quotes for each one:

So I Married An Axe Murderer
Fletch Lives
Office Space
Better Off Dead
Raising Arizona
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dumb And Dumber
Big Trouble In Little China
Real Genius
Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
Wedding Singer
Napoleon Dynamite
Ocean’s Eleven
The Last Dragon
Tommy Boy
Say Anything

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#35- Open a butterfly knife 40 times

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#34- 40 bounces on the trampoline

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#33- 40 Tornado kicks

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#32- 40 best experiences

Fathers & Sons outings with Dad
Snake River raft/canoe trip
Catalina Island Scout Camp
Eagle Scout
Playing piano at high school graduation
Temple endowment
First dream in Italian
SF 49ers game vs. Denver Broncos
Graduate from BYU
Marrying DeLana
Shawn’s bachelor party
Raven born
Dream about Sidnee being blond
Sidnee born
Canada hunting trip- 2002
Mason born
Jaxon born
Name & bless children
UFC 61 in Las Vegas
First 100 mile bike ride
Black belt in Bushi Ban Karate
Fathers & Sons outings with Mason and Jaxon
Buy my first house
Washington, DC trip
Live session in SLC Temple
Baptize Raven
Met Jeffrey R. Holland
Baptize Sidnee
Baptize Mason
2nd Dan in Bushi Ban Karate
Night hikes with Mason and Jaxon
This Is The Place monument with Sidnee
Temple trips with Raven
Girls Camp with Raven
105 mile bike ride in 2011
Fruita bike trip- April 2011
Lake Powell
20 years of daily journal entries

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#31- 40 punches

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