Thursday, July 8, 2010

Married Life

So, a lot has happened in the past four months...

I married Camille Porter on March 26th, and yes, it was the coolest day of my life.

The same week of the wedding, we purchased a home in Holladay, Utah. It's a fixer upper and that's pretty much what I have been up to.

We've put in new hardwood floors, new carpet, painted every single room in the house, and just finished tearing off 80 years worth of roof and putting on a brand new roof. I can't take credit for all of the work. Camille and her nephew, Kaleb, have been most helpful, and we also hired shingle expert, Dallin, for the new roof. I pretty much live at the Home Depot.

Our two dogs, Kiri and Shiba, love the 1/3 acre of wild forest that our house sits on. Our two cats, Sooki and Koshka, also love to go outside when Camille allows it.

Married life IS everything it's expected to be, and I'm fortunate that my wife fell in love with a dunkball dweeb like myself.

In the world of sports, Lebron James is about to announce his big decision in less than an hour. ESPN has created the biggest hype machine around this kid over the past 8 years. He's lived up to all expectations, except for a championship (which is harder to do since Cleveland has failed to give him an adequate running mate in 7 seasons. But this dog and pony show that he has put on over the past month has made me more of a Deron Williams and Kevin Durant fan.

Hope all is well with everyone, and we'll have our housewarming party soon!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Jon here. I've hacked into Joe's blog to inform his readers that we're going to broadcast Joe's bachelor party TONIGHT at about 7.

The windows below should provide you access. If not, just go to the actual link at:

Live TV : Ustream

Thursday, March 18, 2010

8 Steps to Protect Your Engagement

So, I'm only seven days away from getting married. I've always heard that it is tough to stay chaste during an engagement because of the temptations of the devil. I'd have to say that tuning things down during the engagement was surprisingly easy, and I am here to share my secrets. We may even give seminars to young adults later on in life and become famous speakers :)

Step One: Make sure that she moves in with her married sister/brother (especially if the sister has young children around). You'll never lack privacy, and it's hard to fine any alone time or alone place.

Step Two: Move in with a roommate who owns his own house, is pretty straight-laced and that you'd be embarrassed to get caught making out around (thanks, Pete!)

Step Three: Buy a house or at least pretend like your gonna buy a house. I've found the house buying process kills a woman's libido because she'll act like she likes the house more than her own fiance.

Step Four: Keep the engagement short. 8-12 weeks is plenty of time to plan a wedding. I don't understand these people that can wait 6-12 months. That's how you ruin a wedding, silly!

Step Five: Get a puppy. A puppy needs constant attention and will pee if you turn your head away for one second. The frustration of training it washes away any raging hormones.

Step Six: If you're still feeling randy, get ANOTHER puppy! We did it (and yes, we are insane)

Step Seven: When you buy the house (see Step 3), make sure it's a fixer upper. The chance for any temptations is low when the carpet smells like a mixture of cat pee, old lady, and cigarette smoke :)

Step Eight: The only serious note of this article, make sure to start praying together the closer you get to the wedding. My friend suggested it and it really works.

In fact, all these steps work so well, that sometimes you wonder if you're libido will magically kick back in the first night of marriage and honeymoon. Don't worry, I'm not worried. I know I'll be fine. I'm Average Joe.

See you all at the wedding!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two weeks to go

Well, not a whole lot to say in the world of sports...

But I am getting married in two weeks to the beautiful Camille Porter. We are also closing on our home in the next 24 hours. It's all crazy and happening so fast.

If you would have asked me six months ago if I was getting married, buying a house, AND having two cats and two dogs, I would not have believed it.

Well, be-lee dat!

Hope to see you all at the wedding in two weeks!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Super "Awesome" Bowl

Although my Ravens lost to the stupid Colts, at least they were able to dominate the Patriots in the first round. I couldn't be happier for RB Ray Rice and his breakout Pro Bowl season, along with radical rookie Michael Oher from "The Blindside". I am very excited about the matchup of Saints QB Drew Brees vs. four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning and his star rookie receiver, BYU's own Austin Collie!

The Jazz are being stubborn and not trading Carlos Boozer while his stock is high. Please don't wait until the off-season to trade him. Get something for him now while he's averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds. Why did you give Paul Millsap the $$$ this summer if you're too stubborn to trade Boozer. It makes no sense!

BYU men's basketball is enjoying it's best regular season since 1988 (when I moved from Idaho Falls to the state of Washington at the age of 9) and I didn't even play H-O-R-S-E in the driveway. I hope the Cougars can get a Mountain West regular season and tournament championship, secure a 3 or 4 seed and actually win a game in March Madness. It's time for the NCAA tournament losing streak to stop.

Oh, and I am officially engaged to a lovely girl named Camille. We are getting married March 26th in Salt Lake. We are super busy trying to buy a house and plan a wedding. It's lucky I even had time for this blog... oh, and we got a puppy, who keeps us plenty busy, too.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009: Year in Review

2009 has come and gone faster than I can rememeber! The year and decade are now over. What a weird decade and I will post a 2000's recap a little later.

Last year, I wrote a funny 2008 Christmas Card entry at to catch up on what happened last year in my life. This year, I'll just recap.

January: I ventured out on my first-ever single’s cruise to Mexico . I enjoyed non-stop gorging on cruise food , seeing the location where the 1984 movie “Predator” in Puerto Vallarta was filmed, and paying off some dirty cops in Matzatlan after my friend injured herself on a 4-wheeler.

February: I welcomed two new nephews into my family, baby Seth and baby Jonah.

March: My sister Beka was married in Logan and we introduced a really cool brother-in-law to the family, Nathan.

April: We’ll call this chick concert month because I went to see Lily Allen, the Ting Tings, and Britney Spears. I must have been feeling a lot of estrogen that month. Full story at:

May: I enjoyed a trip to Zions National Park , and also finished editing a movie that I filmed all the way back in 2006.

June: This was a fun month because our softball team (which is usually terrible) named “Jim’s Orphans” finally started winning and we were on our way to becoming softball champions. To read more: Oh, I got an iPhone and joined Twitter.

July: My 30th birthday! What an event filled weekend. First my, grandpa died, then I had a film festival for my movie On the way down to the film festival, our car broke down, so I spent a good part of my 30th birthday stuck in Barstow, CA with a crook who disguised himself as an owner of an auto repair shop. “Dunkball” won the film festival for "Best Micro Short", and when I got back, I found out that I had been laid off from my job at z-bank.

August: This was quite an eventful month because two things happened simultaneously. I found a new job and a new girlfriend in the same week. Just when I thought I was going to become an unemployed bum with thoughts of relocating anywhere I could, I found peace a solace in a new and exciting position with an amazing girlfriend named Camille.

September: I went to California w/ Camille for the SoCal Film Festival where “Dunkball” was screened.

October: Rocked the best Halloween costume ever as David Bowie from the movie “The Labrynth” and I hit my first ever home runs of my life in a softball game.

November: Enjoyed the best Thanksgiving in years with most of my family up in Kennewick , WA .

December: Welcomed Camille back from her month-long trip to southeast Asia. And spend Christmas with her family and New Years in a hot tub on the 26th floor of American Towers watching the fireworks.

Hopefully, 2010 can be the best year and decade ever!