This and That - 2007
(a family page)
All of my web sites can be found at wesclark.com
· Here are some myspace photos my kids posted; I took none of these. Ethan and Sarah – New Year’s Eve. Ethan’s Beatles cut. Ethan and Sarah. Julie on the deck, Meredith on the deck. Snarly and Pouty. Meredith doing “work.” Julie's halo. Pretty in a red jacket.
Ethan is engaged!
The bride to be is Miss Sarah Jean Adams of Spanish Fork,
. The place is the Utah
and the date is 21 July 2007. Salt Lake City Temple
· My band, Josiah’s Legacy, did a gig at a Burke Centre party on 2/17 and I wound up on the cover of a local newspaper. The caption explains why this is so funny to me. Here’s another image.
· Family friend Luben Montoya turns 50!
· 2/25/07: It’s snowing, and Meredith “helps” shovel.
Meredith was in the
production of “You’re a Good Man,
Charlie Brown.” Meredith was Frieda, the girl with the naturally curly hair. Meredith alone. In a
line. Lunchtime! Lee High
· Meredith turns seventeen! (3/29/07)
· Julie’s short film, “The House on 24th Street.” (The video is here.)
“1930’s Web Blog” from last year is here. His “
study” is here. (Screen grabs.) Sin City
· 7 April: snow on the forsythia!
· I had a great time at the 5/19 New Market reenactment; my first in ten years! Me after the battle. Me and Chris Olsen by our lone pup tent.
· Our new Beetle. I took it out about midnight the day we got it... a convertible is a tonic for my soul.
Ethan and Sarah are
, 21 July 2007!
Photos from the tenth floor of the Salt Lake City
Photo one, photo
two. The group outside the temple. Clarks at the groom’s dinner. One of Sarah’s bridal shots. Manhandling Ethan (me and Ian Friley). Messy eaters.
Clarks and Bilyeus. Siblings.
Cari and Dona. Dinner
at the Brick Oven with the Madsens. Cari at
Squaw Peak (overlooking Joseph
Smith Building Provo and ). Utah Valley
We went to
Frowning tree, Hobby
Horse, How many turkeys must die?, Group shot, Purloined
image. Busch Gardens
· …and another in October at Cedar Creek. Me.
· Cari’s birthday, 2007. The location was the Melting Pot.
· I flew to
L.A. in November: Burbank High School Homecoming - 2007, At the Autry Western Museum in Burbank, Playing the dunce, The Supreme Scream,
· Meredith did A Midsummer Night’s Dream with
in mid-November (she was the unhappy ):
Photo One, Photo Two, Photo Three, Photo Four, Photo Five. Meredith’s
reviews were excellent! Helena
· Took some Christmas photos: Meredith, Cari and Julie, Meredith and I, Meredith's hair spin, 2007.
Click here for my list of which family-friendly films to rent and which to avoid. Many years in the making... I don't update this much anymore. I leave it here primarily to assist parents to avoid that fidgety feeling with recent entertainment.
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scans of old family photos. For extended
· My famous relatives. I have no doubt that there are more, but they are as yet undiscovered.
Cause Global Warming" by author Michael Crichton. I recall a seventh grade field trip in 1969; a visit to a
· Global Warming: A Role for the Sun by Tom Bethell. Al Gore won’t like this one, either. But I do.
Real Heroes (Yet another reason why
· Grand Avenue cartoon – I hate to say this, but this is me. In the back of my mind is a belief that if I don’t have a photo of it, it didn’t really happen.
· My name in Chinese (in MS-Word format) – from a Chinese guy at work.
· Losing weight: As of 12/3/07 I have lost 50 pounds. (I started in June, 24 weeks ago.) People keep asking me how I did this. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be! Go here, scroll down, and enter your age, height, weight and physical activity level. Enter in how many pounds you want to lose per week, 1 or 2. (I always choose two.) Read off the maximum daily calorie level. Eat up to this amount but not past it. (Mine varied from about 2,600 calories/day when I started at 312 pounds to 2,162 calories/day at 262 pounds.) Use the published nutritional information on the sides of the food packages or published on the web (fiveguys.com, mcdonalds.com, etc.) to find out how many calories you’re eating. And that’s it! No fads, it’s just running the numbers. Using this system, I lost an average of just a bit over 2 pounds per week over 24 weeks. The rule is, you have to take in fewer calories than you burn in order to lose weight. Calorie counting is the basis of Weight Watchers, one of the few proven systems – and all they advocate is calorie counting, except they call fifty calories a “point” and count points. Exercise? I walk for thirty minutes (listening to an mp3 player) at least three times a week at a 3 mph rate – and that’s it. No running, no rugby, nothing else. As it turns out for me, restricting calories is a whole lot easier than trying to work it off through exercise. Yes, I was hungry for the first five days or so, and then my body adapted to fewer calories and I quit thinking about food.