Friday, July 25, 2008

I regret I will not be able to attend....

That's right folks, in case you are not in your twenties anymore, its that time again! Wedding Season...

In the past week I have received 5 invitations to weddings. Last year the number was at 12. Now don't take offense to what I'm about to say, but I REALLY REALLY DISLIKE WEDDINGS. This is not to say that I'm against marriage or hate love by any means. I love love! I love my friends lovers. I love and appreciate the friends who have taken the time to think of me, when getting married. I have a special place in my heart for you all...I really do. I just hate weddings! They, and this is totally a personal opinion, are odd, impersonal and little ackward for me.

I'll be the first to admit it, I have, in the past not gone to weddings of people I have the highest respect for. All of my cousins weddings, best friends weddings, close business associates, neighbors, college roomates in fact everyone I've ever gone to college with. I don't mean to be disrespectful of these relationships but... I don't fit in at weddings, I'm "that guy." The single guy who no one knows... It's like I roll up into this fat quiet ball. Instead of being my loud self, I shut down.

I don't know why I feel this way but.. I do. I have never had a bad experience at any of the weddings that I have attended. I think it has to do with the purpose and structure of these events.. I attend quite a few small weddings, weddings with close family and friends. Anything with more then 15/20 people just creeps me out. Love is an intimate thing between two people, why then are there weddings with 9000 people at them?

I realize this is a max quark. It could be that I've not been in a relationship for more then 9 months. It could be because I'm gay and internally I realize I can't get married in 90% of America. It could be because I just don't like large crowds. I don't know why I dislike them so much.

I guess what I'm saying is don't be hurt, worried or surprised when you get a "I regret to inform you that I will not be attending your wedding" response. I Love each and everyone of you who took the time to invite me and believe me you'll get a rocking wedding gift! unfortunately, I will not be at your special day..

Hope all is well, Love life!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Professional Dater..

Hello all,

Todays rant is going to revolve around my dating life.. I'm not sure if your aware, but, I'm kind of a big deal in this area... In other words I've become a professional dater. I'm not saying this is a bad thing but, well it gets very old. I mean we are all just looking for one thing... a friend posted this to his online profile and I thought wow.. He's got some high expectations.. But, does he really? Heres what he says he's looking for:

"You will sleep on the left side of the bed. We will cuddle often. I will be able to make you laugh until you cry. We will fit together so well that we will not be able to tell where you begin and I end. We will bath reading stories to each other. We will have Sunday adventures. We will cook dinner together talking about our days and about our futures. You will know when I need to be held, and how. We will write silly notes to leave by morning coffee cups and in check books. You will buy me socks just because you think I need them. I will sing songs on your answering machine. You will like animals. You will be comfortable doing everything; or doing nothing. You will be comfortable with my friends, and they with you. You will phone my mom because you miss her; and forget to let me talk before you hang up. You will lose patience in traffic and I will try not to find it amusing. I will bring you coffee sweetened with a kiss. We will be honest and true. You will have no doubt that I will be there for you. I will be the first one you look for in a crowded room. I was born and raised in Utah. I was raised LDS, I don't attend church anymore, but I still hold to my principles. I am a dork! I am a big kid at heart. I want to meet someone who doesn't think those two traits are weird. I am sick of hanging out with the wrong guys, but I'm tired of being alone. I want someone who will give me the chance to show them who I really am before they ask me to go to bed. I am a shy guy, and it takes some effort to get me to open up, but once I do you might be surprised at who you find."

Thats not so much now is it??? Basically I'm looking for mister right... any ideas where he may be and if you tell me San Fransisco or New York..... I'm convinced he's out there so I keep looking... And if you know anyone.. they don't need to be in Utah I like to travel!
Hope all is well and you love life,

Saturday, July 19, 2008


We all have to look at the world with a sence of humor... I have heard this many times since I moved to Salt Lake City.. (2 years and 2 months not that I'm counting.) But I think the reality is that UTAH can be way creepy! Some examples of this are... The fact that you can not get an ice cream cone on a sunday when it's over 100 degrees.. (Touchy subject. I broke down about two weeks ago and started swaring at innocent mormons, that were at a grocery store, my bad.. and I would love to thank the friend that just walked away from me while I was ranting in public! I would have done the same thing.) or like today...

I was walking to a coffee shop, and I came across a women in a full on FLDS attire. Now, if your not from Utah Arizona or Texas you problably have only seen pictures on your television of this... Let me tell you, when you see it in person it's a total shock. I men come on now, i'm all ofr religious expression but... its 100 degrees out and shes wearing long sleeve wool shirts, and a long dress that goes down below the ancles.. not to mention in a style that went out like 100 years ago.. SOMEBODY PLEASE CALL THE POLICE.. This landy is crazy.. I only wish i could find my new phone fast enough to grab a picture..

oh ya my new phone:
Incase you didnt get the memo... here goes.. I got a new phone (samsung instinct ON THE NOW NETWORK(SPRINT)) its pretty much a pimp in the form of a phone! tnternet, navigation, porn I mean the internet, MOVIES, ONDEMAND TV, live tv. radio.. i'm telling you highly recommended. anyway, text or leave a comment on here and i'll get you the number.. I know shocking I went away from a New Hampshire number... and it only took me 8 years after I left the state to do! baby steps...

More to come this week on the max blog: Relationship news, Getting older, and an EXCLUSIVE interview with Brittney Spears.. well maybe not! plus the new photos.
Hope all is well and you love life!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What a pretty flower in the middle of a green field.

Howdy all, this is going to be more the typical type of rant and rave. I have been taking a lot or pictures, however every time i make them into a slide show they seem to load very slowly. They will load the first then the second then go back to the first the second then the third will appear. It seems to be taking quite a while. So the new plan is to take down the previous weeks collection. BUT DO NT WORRY... all of my past photo's can be seen at . Feel free to print or whatever strait from there. also on this blog I will keep one slide show for the week posted.

RSS is available for my blog and my photobucket so you can get the latest max gossip. sex advice or whatever. anyway.. hope all is well! If you don't know what RSS is, it's basically a way of keeping track of when i update the site. I recommend everyone use it.. its really supperdooper!
ummm k? grreeeaattt!

anyway hope all is good in life.. remember keep smiling.. that way no one can ever said you have a shitty attitude! This week has been kind of slow. I called in sick to work on Tuesday, and I have to work on Sunday!!! ya.. hopefully i will be going somewhere cool on Saturday, only time will tell, and until it does. keep it real ..

Hope all is well and you love life!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Long Road to Nowhere?

The road is full of life and full of surprises. It's how we deal with it that shocks, awes, inspires, moves and hits us all. I don't know why that is, it just is.. so I say we suck and it up and get on the road to the unknown.

Kind of crazy when you think of it. This picture to the left was taken at city creek canyon in SLC. I'm working on my photography, Shooting at least 100 shots every day. I've created this exercise to get me thinking about my own photography. I read a passage, in outside magazine that said something to the effect of "only compare your work" and the reason was basically... its art.. make it your own.. don't let books or others tell you what you should be taking pictures of. so over the next little while I'm planning on posting what I feel are some good shots.. Nothing great, nothing horrible. but something in the middle. My hope is that this Improves my style and composition skills.. only time will tell

hope everyone is having a great day. M.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


The trip to spiral jetty was an amazing experience. 18 miles past the middle of nowhere. 4 wheeling over rocks bigger then my head. Dodging toxic waste dumps, passing wreckages from past plane crashes and truck rollovers. we truly had a life experience.

Scott, Tyler and myself were just three soles on earth for one moment of time. As the story goes this spiral jetty was made in the late 1960's. It sits at the tip of the great salt lake. an area that rarly gets visitors. 18 miles from golden spike national monument. The birthplace of trade from china, the location where the east and the west met each other via train in 1869.

The hippy who made this (the spiral jetty) spent two years creating this piece of environmental art. Just a few years after the completion the EPA told all artists to stop.. no environmental art has been created in this country, legally, since then.

After passing the golden spike monument you keep going.. the paved road ends... you keep going... the dirt road ends and turns into ruts... you keep going.. you drive 5-10 mph for 9.2 miles. then you park and hike in.

It really is quite amazing, the way the water around it is hot pink. some say its from the shrimp rine others say it's pollution.. either way its quite amazing. The way the salt from the lake morphs the rocks, is awe inspiring. The way the lake sits there, mountains in the distance. amazing..

Our trip was not without peral. We gave tyler the job of navigating... bad choice. He got us lost on the highway, then kept forgetting to tell us the next direction... hmmm.. we eventually got there. But walked about .75 of a mile out onto the wrong jetty.. a toxic waste dump. oil barrells strewn everywhere. kind of gross. we named this jetty the tyler jetty.. it was a great time..