Sunday, October 31, 2010


I don't think i can keep waiting to post until i have some sort of identifying title. Also i read a quote the other day about the important things in life are not the titles, degrees, awards, etc that we gather, but the characteristics that we acquire. I thought that was interesting, and it's made me re-think a bit the way i define myself. Ammon Perkes: Lazy, is not the way i'd like to be defined.

Days continue to be pretty chill. I baby sat a kid that wasn't related to me for the first time in my life. I was a little intimidated at the thought of babysitting a 5 month old, but luckily this baby was super chill, so as long as i was willing to hold her i could do whatever (i.e. watch psych episodes on the projector, per the parents suggestion) And i got some money, which financed my trip to jackson, which was fun. It was cool to see everybody.

I recently came to the conclusion that i want a MacBook. Nothing fancy, i know i'm sort of a slave to Branding and could probably find a computer that does everything i need for 300 bucks. But i decided i want it, and now i'm working on how i'm going to get it. Stay Tuned


p.s. - Blogging is silly when nobody knows it exists...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ammon: Football Player (accident prone)

Who am I writing this blog for anyway, i don't think anyone even knows it exists yet. oh well.
Today was good, I'm trying to balance out the pointless entertainment with worthwhile stuff, so aside from watching several episodes of psych, i started learning 'hey there delilah' by the plain white tee's on the guitar. I called BYU and tried to work out why some of my classes haven't transfered and i went and played football (aka soccer) with the ward. That was way fun, although, true to form, I rocked my knee. Luckily, i don't think it will be as long lasting or as serious as last time, which is good, because i don't have insurence since i'm not a student. In any case, i need to get better at the fun without injury game.

In other news, life is pretty good, i'm looking at housing at BYU, it feels like i'm going to college for the first time all over again. Hopefully i'll go with a better work ethic this time around.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ammon Perkes: Student

There is a long and somewhat sordid story as to why i applied for BYU, but the gist of it all is that I did, about four weeks ago. BYU said i'd know within four weeks whether or not i was accepted, so i was getting a little anxious as three and a half weeks rolled by with nothing. Friday, i checked my email, figuring if they'd send something it'd either be on friday or monday.

Today, it'd been awhile since i checked my email, having spent the day playing games with families and cool things like that. So i figured it was worth checking, and still nothing in the inbox, but i checked out the site. Not a lot had changed, but i noticed that on my application instead of saying 'submitted' it said 'accepted'.

I don't know if this is true of everybody, but my life isn't as dramatic as movies would suggest it should be. Once again, no lights or dramatic music, just a small notice. It's impressive how much weight these little moments can have.

Otherwise life moves on. Now i have a slightly better idea of where it's headed, if only geographically.


Thursday, October 7, 2010


A few months ago, while still in portugal, i was pondering about who i was. I introduced myself several times daily as Missionary, Disciple of Christ, Elder, and i realized that those titles wouldn't quite apply to myself after i got back from the mission. When people asked me who i was, i'd just say, Ammon. I thought for a bit about what that meant for my identity, and the ways we define ourselves, and i realized several things i still was, regardless of what i was doing. Anyway, that's basically the idea of the title, although i'll probably change it to something better, if i manage to think of something better when it's not nearly midnight.

For now my life is pretty calm, i'm just hanging out in my parents house, trying to stay busy and getting ready for college in january. I'm at an interesting point in my life, all of my life my prospects have been high school, college, go on a mission. The rest was after the mission. Here i am, after the mission, and now i'm looking ahead to very real things like a Profession, Marriage, Life. So with that up ahead, welcome to the blog, I'll try to make these posts interesting and world-changing.