Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Last 10 Books I've Finished (Joe)

In order of most recent to least recent--

1. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman (Recommend)
2. Christ And The New Covenant by Jeffery R Holland (Recommend+)
3. Super Freakonomics by Steven Leavitt & Stephen Dubner (Don't Recommend)
4. Holes by Louis Sachar (Recommend+)
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis (Recommend)
6. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (Recommend)
7. Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring by Henry J Eyring (Recommend+)
8. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Recommend)
9. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (Recommend)
10. A Wild Sheep Chase by Murakami Haruki (Don't Recommend)

Next up for Book Club: Dracula by Bram Stoker

Our GoodReads Profiles:

Weekend Plans

Our first weekend in September Julia and I spent with family.


Will, Kristen, Julia, and I went to Olive Garden. We enjoyed unlimited breadsticks and salad. We also finished with three different cups of gourmet moose and cake called Dolcini courtesy of Will and Kristen. The waiter was very casual to the point of near rudeness but definitely interesting (and he gave us more breadsticks with our dinner). Next, we went to the Rooftop Concert Series where we caught The Vibrant Sound and fast rising rock group Imagine Dragons. Lots more family were also there for the concert and we ran into many many good friends.

Attendance was somewhere around 3,500 people and the crowd was definitely intense. Imagine Dragons throw one of the best live shows I've ever seen. Footage of the show below:


I took a practice LSAT first thing in the morning. The Reynolds and Meservys all met up at the Farmer's Market and then visited the Latino Festival--both were being held at nearby parks. We all sort of meandered about and joked and discussed movies and books while we looked at the various booths in classic Callister fashion. We even purchased a couple undercooked empenadas from some very latino venders before taking Harry & Sarah back. My brother and his wife were the smart ones who visited El Gallo Giro for lunch.

We met up with The Reynolds and my sister Elise later to watch The Help for a second time. We really like that movie and approve of it so much we convinced them to watch it rather than some poorly critiqued scifi/horror flick. To cap things off I took Julia to eat at Five Guys Burgers for the first time since Sunday was fast Sunday.


We attended our awesome new ward in our excellent church building. Our Bishop, Bishop Rasmussen, is a wonderful man with tremendous faith. We attended a class on marriage and family relationships during sunday school after hearing some really good testimonies about Jesus Christ in sacrament meeting. In the evening we went to see Julia's sister and new husband and then attended pizza night with my sister and cousin.

Monday (Labor Day):

I convinced Julia to visit Borders Bookstore during it's last 10 days. We purchased 5 books each for between 60-80% off. Then we used our complimentary tickets to Color Me Mine. It took a very long time but Julia made a very nice red polka dot mug (despite an unfortunate paint dilemma) and I whipped up a red plate with the Hungry Tiger Agency logo on top. Next we visited friends in our old ward and purchased tickets to Winnie The Pooh for FHE. The movie was very cute and classic Winnie the Pooh. The lesson was a reading assignment from church. It was a very sweet day, I was privileged to spend with my wife.