Friday, May 15, 2009


Is this the part where I say, "At least he's cleaning?"

Because I still think I'd rather do it myself.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mohave County Jail Provides Merry Christmas for Local Couple

Here is this year's nomination for the Darwin award:

It's a Christmas miracle.

Friday, December 12, 2008

6 things I love about my wife (including but not limited to)

  1. She is my moral compass, keeps me honest, and encourages me to take the high road.
  2. Her Hands: Nobody has touched me with such care and gentleness. I love to see her do the same with my son.
  3. She accomplishes so much for our family. Despite preschool, babysitting, caring for Colin, and the million other projects she has going on, she always finds time to make cookies.
  4. I have never met a more honest person.
  5. She forgives and forgets.
  6. She is beautiful.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


At least he'll be ready for Baylor Law some day. The ability to take a beating with a smile on your face is an invaluable characteristic for BLS's.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Why Public Defenders Have a Short Lifespan

I appeared with my client at a Jury Trial Management Hearing today. I told my client that the State agreed to dismiss the charges against him if he agreed to return ownership of a car to its original owner without contesting title (he was charged with buying a stolen car having reason to know it was stolen). My client asserted his innocence from the beginning, and I actually believe him, but the car would have gone back to the original owner anyway. If the case had gone to trial, he was facing 10-35 years.

My client agreed to the dismissal and to relinquish any claim to valid title. Then he told me that he had no respect for me or confidence in me because he disagreed with the way we investigated the case on his behalf.

I guess it wasn't enough that our investigation raised enough doubt before trial to eliminate his exposure to prison completely. A simple "thank you" would have sufficed; saying nothing would have sufficed, too.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

5 things about me...

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Filling up my (mom's) car for 86 cents a gallon
2. Turning in applications for college
3. Forking and barricading
4. Sluffing (skipping school, for you non-Utahns)
5. Loving my senior year of high school

5 things on my "to-do" list today:
1. make a cake (lemon with raspberry filling)
2. go to a baby shower
3. clean up the cake tornado
4. laundry
5. spend time with Dave and Colin

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. ice cream
2. popcorn
3. chocolate milk
4. summer fruit- cherries, strawberries, canteloupe, etc.
5. chips and queso

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. get a pedicure every week
2. pay off our mortgage
3. pay of Dave's student loans
4. pay for my brother's mission
5. buy lots of fun toys for Colin (and Dave!)

5 places I've lived:
1. Kingman, Arizona
2. Waco, Texas
3. Provo, Utah
4. West Jordan, Utah
5. Great Falls, Montana

5 jobs I've had:
1. teacher
2. loan processor
3. retail clerk
4. bank teller
5. image specialist

5 people I tag:
1. Savannah
2. Barb
3. Karin
4. Misty
5. Nichole

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you’ve answered the questions on your blog.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Calling all basketball players.

My office is trying to get together a city league basketball team for this winter. We are about 2 guys short of reaching a comfortable number in case of absences. So if any of you 1 0r 2 readers of my posts want to play or know someone who would like to play, please let me know in a comment. Come on, you know you want to play for the Kingman Jailblazers.

*Disclaimer: Michael "Air" Jordan is not affiliated in any way with the Kingman City Basketball League, nor is any person who can actually dunk affiliated with the Kingman Jailblazers.