* Note: Current rankings are based on activity in the last calendar
So.... Star Trek: Into Darkness will blow you away if you are a Star Trek fan.
by leftyjace 2013-05-16 10:48:37
Went and saw it last night and.......... wow.
Can't say much because ANYTHING you say about the movie or plot or ANYTHING will be a MAJOR spoiler.
There are just so many tie-ins to the Trek canon, it's awesome. I debated some plot specifics with some friends before the movie came out, and my friends are going to be greatly surprised and astonished at a lot of what happens in this movie.
If you are a trek fan of any amount... even miniscule... you will love this movie.
And if you're not a trek fan, you won't get a lot of the "inside jokes" and references, but it should still be incredibly appealing.
Eight Seconds opened for Wang Chung back in the day at Abravanel Hall... and completely stole the show. I was on the front row with Amy Hayes. Blew me away... can't believe they weren't more popular. Almacanter is one of my favorite albums.
Yet another endorsement of the work of Ute_fan_forever
by leftyjace 2012-12-11 09:44:30
I had a ton of stuff to do around my house to try to get it "up to snuff" for selling in the spring. And frankly - at risk of having my man card pulled - I will admit I'm horrible with home projects. I just suck at them.
So I had Ute_fan_forever come do a $#!+-ton of work for me - everything from fixing some drawers to painting and more - and the man did a fine job. And with a smile no less.
You need something done, talk to him. He'll get it done, and do it right.
Someone posted somewhere (I can't remember where) about the B1G expanding and possibly trying to get rid of Penn State.
What with expansion going like crazy, I have to ask...
What is the possibility that Larry Scott goes after his original dream scenario and tries to remove Utah from the PAC-12? Is this even possible? If so, what would it take for us to get the shaft like that?
I hope it's not possible, I just want to be realistic in my thinking of expansion scenarios. If someone could please calm my worries by telling me that legally it would be impossible for the PAC-12 to remove us and take Texas instead, I would be very grateful to you.
Monkey, thanks for having us to play on the Pirate Ship. It was a blast! That was the most creative band configuration I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of.
A lot of USC fans actually came by and took pics because they couldn't believe what they were seeing - not just a Pirate Ship, but one with a live band in it to boot! We definitely left an impression on some of their fans.
It was great to meet a number of you in person! And it is SO good to know that LadyUte is truly as hot as you all have always said she is. I was scared, but no longer.
CONGRATULATIONS TO UTAHUTE72.... THE WINNER OF OUR UTEFANS FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE!!!!!!!
by leftyjace 2012-10-04 10:17:33
I think I know how he did so well...
But I digress.
First place trophy goes to good ole' 72!!!!!
Second Place trophy goes to PageUte!!!!
And Third Place trophy goes to Yours Truly, Leftyjace!!!
4th - Bird is the Word (a friend of mine that helped fill out the league)
5th - The Radical SubstiUte
6th - SportUte
7th - Fielder for Prez! (another friend of mine)
8th - UteKing
9th - H-Man
10th - SForkUte
I think it is so cool to see some posts about Volleyball.
by leftyjace 2012-09-22 08:15:11
I didn't even realize they played last night. Instead, what I did was finally watch the match in Boulder that i taped last week. Even though they lost, I was cheering loudly and impressed with the team. I have always loved watching women's volleyball, and now I think I may just have to consider going to a few matches this year.
For those that didn't know, I took my brother-in-law to the game Saturday. He is a died-in-the-wool BYU fan.
He was scared to death because of all the things he'd heard about going to games at the U when BYU played. He asked me repeatedly if I thought he should wear something else other than his BYU gear. He honestly worried about getting in a fight. (Ironic, seeing as how he's actually taller and weighs more than me, and I'm not a small man. Anyone taking the two of us on would have a hard time - and I'd have to defend him against drunk Utes, he's family.) So after telling him there were lots of other people there wearing BYU gear, he proudly wore his own.
We parked in the MEB parking lot and started our hike across campus and some people gave him some good natured razzing. We started heading over to the main tailgate lot. When he saw it and the glorious sea of red, he turned to me nervously and said "Man, you need to know that to me, that looks like the lion's den." I told him not to worry, it'd be fine. We stopped by the Pirate Ship and said hi to Monkey & Co. as well as my normal tailgate group, and even though some people lightly booed him in jest for wearing BYU gear, it was all in fun and people were more than respectful to him and nice.
As we left the tailgate lot and headed to the stadium, he expressed total surprise at how he was treated, and was very pleased.
Throughout the game he enjoyed himself, and really loved the energy of the stadium. He said it's the loudest he's ever experienced at a football game, and he even talked about how he hates going to games in LES because the lack of energy and because nobody wears blue - it's a total rainbow, whereas with us it's obvious everyone at the game is very vested and everyone takes pride in wearing red.
When the game got tight and things were going BYU's way, he was cheering and nobody was giving him crap for it. He even was able to high five a few BYU fans close to us and nobody berated him or objected to it. I think it helped that he wasn't over the top and certainly was never disrespectful to the Utes or any of the surrounding fans, of course - but nevertheless, I was impressed with my fellow fans.
At the end of the game, no one - I repeat, no one - turned on him and got in his face about the loss. He was upset at the manner in which they'd lost, yes, but he kept his cool and we just walked out of the stadium. Some people even kind of consoled him a bit as we were walking down the stairs in the NE corner.
All in all, his experience was an extremely positive one. He said he'd love to go to other games with me if I ever felt like inviting him.
My thanks go out to Monkey & Co. at the Pirate Ship and to everyone else who ran into us at the game. All of you turned that particular BYU fan's perceptions completely around and he now looks at the U program, the U fans, and the U in general in a much better light.
You know what makes this "rivalry" matter? The douchebaggery of the BYU fans. If they weren't such IDIOTS and JERKS all the time, we wouldn't care as much. Logic dictates we SHOULDN'T care. But...
by leftyjace 2012-09-17 11:26:15
by the same token, if someone's being a total jerk to you and you get a chance to pound them down, doesn't it feel good???
I agree with "we shouldn't have rushed the field because it's not a meaningful game any more". Totally get that logic. I agree. That's ALSO why I'm an advocate of never playing those blue-balled IDIOTS again.
But there's two sides to the story, and I completely understand being totally overjoyed at beating any team that has Pudslav on it and a fan base that's as downright idiotic and stupid as BYU's.
Can't help it.
I love it when they lose. Especially when they lose to us.
Give us a 5-10 year break to let things calm down and gain some correct perspective on just what playing BYU really means to the success of the University of Utah football program.
Okay, blue star me. Go ahead. I'm prepared. I can take it. <sigh>
Okay, I need some trusted Ute fans to do some work for me.
by leftyjace 2012-09-11 10:25:07
I have asked on here before, but stupid me, I didn't write the information down that was provided so I have to ask again. At the time I was feeling things out, and now it's reached a point where I have to get it done. I'm sorry to ask again but I have searched and can't find my previous post on the matter (I'm dumb like that).
I need two things: an Electrician and one of those firms where they pump dirt/cement underneath slabs to raise them back up to where they're supposed to be.
I have cement slabs all around my house in the back yard (think back patio) that are sinking. One of them has my electric main coming through it, and is attached to the electrical box. The box is being pulled down and away from the house, and I'm worried that eventually it will just snap and become a real wreck and possibly a fire hazard.
Any suggestions for someone that does cement pumping/slab straightening/cement work, and a good Electrician?
I need to get these people out this week basically to get quoted and figure out what's going on, so any guidance is appreciated.
Tonight I will be representing... from San Francisco.
by leftyjace 2012-09-07 08:55:03
A little over 6 months ago, my father died. A few weeks before that we had purchased tickets to two San Francisco Giants games where we would go on a Father/Son trip and watch them take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was to be our second "baseball trip" among many, with our first being to Yankee Stadium. We were going to start hitting as many baseball stadiums as we could. Unfortunately, things don't always work out the way we want them to.
As a season ticket holder, I don't know if I was smart enough to pick a weekend when the Utes were on the road or if I was just lucky - that period is now kind of a blur, and I don't remember if the schedule had been released by then. But I'm glad I didn't put myself in the precarious position of having to choose between going to a couple of baseball games and going and seeing my Utes play in RES - in which case, I'm sure I would have taken my Dad anyway.
So tonight I won't be in Logan, or at home in front of my huge screen TV cheering on my Utes. I will be at AT&T Park watching some fun baseball with playoff implications.
But know this...
I am wearing my RED UTAH JERSEY. I am wearing my RED UTAH HAT. And I will constantly be checking my ESPN iPhone App to monitor the score as my beloved UTES take it to the Aggies.
And my brother-in-law, who is taking my father's place on this trip and is himself a devout BYU fan, can just suck it if that makes him uncomfortable.
What's cool to do?
What should I avoid?
Is it easy to jaunt down to Germany and have fun?
Are the chicks as hot as they say?
Are the guys as wimpy as they say?
Should I try to recruit any football or basketball players while I'm there?
OK, guys, I know this is a weird request, but... PLEASE read this. It's important. Well... at least it's important to me.
by leftyjace 2012-07-06 11:00:03
For those that don't know, I'm a lead singer in a cover band that plays every week on Thursday nights (think... College Night) at a prominent Salt Lake venue. We're ramping up the show in preparation for school starting again in the Fall.
The bottom line is I can't sing every week. I travel a ton for work, and my voice can take only so much. Plus there's a Thursday night football game coming up soon that I simply MUST be at... if you know what I mean.
If you know ANYONE... and I mean ANYONE... that is a male singer, is under the age of 45, is experienced (this is not an amateur gig, not by a long shot), likes covers, and would have interest, please... please... please allow me to speak with them.
We tried out a few female singers to co-sing lead with me for a while, thinking that they'd be able to handle the duties when I was gone, and that didn't work out. We've tried out other leads, but they're all lacking in experience. Good voices, but not polished, not used to performing, not good at imitating.
I know this is a weird place to plead for something that seems so trivial, but I'm really reaching here. My personal network is tapped out, as well as the networks of my 3 other band mates. I've placed ads multiple times at KSL as well as craigslist, and am just not finding anyone.
Thanks in advance for talking to your friends and family about this. And if you know someone, please by all means send me a Board Mail or SOMETHING.
Oh... and if they're wondering... yes, we have a lot of fun.
Need concrete and electrical assistance... who's good? Any Utes out there able to take care of me?
by leftyjace 2012-06-30 12:06:40
I have concrete slabs in my back yard that are sinking. One of them is right next to the house, and has a pipe coming out of it that's attached to my electrical meter on the house. The end result is the meter box is detaching from the house. I'm pretty concerned - not sure what to do or how to fix this.
I'm worthless when it comes to household maintenance/upkeep/construction and such. But I am NOT turning in my man card.
So do any of you fair and wonderful Ute fans know how to diagnose and fix these types of issues?
Also could potentially use some help with some cabinetry work in my kitchen... and a few other things.
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