Monday, November 29, 2010

Days 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26- I'm not too consistent

Last week was a holiday week, so I didn't do much of anything. However, I did manage to drive from Orem to Idaho Falls and back TWICE, work thirty hours, go to school, have Thanksgiving dinner with my grandma, and see most of my hometown friends and family. It was a good week, but of course, this "30-day blog" was put on hold.

"Day 22- What Makes You Different From Everyone Else?"

Better question: What makes me like anyone else?

"Day 23- Something you crave a lot"

I crave these on a daily basis. I try to limit myself to one a week.

"Day 24- A letter to your parents"

I'm not going to write a "letter" to my parents. Thats just ridiculous. But, I will write about my parents. This is actually something I'm been thinking about a lot lately, and it's convenient that this blog falls so closely to Thanksgiving.
I am beyond thankful that I have parents that are still completely in love with each other. They are so incredibly devoted to each other that it makes passersby sick to their stomach. I have the kind of parents that go on long afternoon drives just to "look at houses and listen to music." It makes me really happy.

"Day 25- What I would find in my bag"

Well right now, in my backpack, I've got the notebook that I use to take notes at school, I've got the blue folder that I keep handouts in from school, I've got my Health and Wellness textbook, I've got my laptop in there, I've got my external hard drive, my headphones, my Zune, a couple pens and pencils, and a 5-hour Energy. Ha ha ha.

"Day 26- What do you think about your friends"

I think highly of them. Thats why they're my friends. I wish more of them were closer.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21- I guess it's time to catch up.

Hi reader(s). Just in case you were wondering, I didn't care about posting for the past few days. I'm pretty far behind on my internet stuff for the week. I'm eight videos behind on my YouTube Subscriptions, three albums behind on my new music releases, five blogs behind on my blog (obviously), and I still haven't seen the box office numbers for Harry Potter (although I hear the numbers will disappoint me).
I've been "busy," but now I'm "unbusy." So, I'll try to write up some quick excerpts. Starting at 17:

"Day 17- Someone you would like to switch lives with for one day and why."
This is kind of tough. Should I choose someone I would like to know more about? Or should I choose someone that lives an exciting life?
I think I would choose the later. But I would be a little more selfish about it. I wouldn't just choose someone that lives a "lavished lifestyle," I would choose someone that could provide me (my real life) with great opportunities. Maybe someone as simple as Casey Bates. Casey Bates is a audio producer in Seattle that has produced some really great music.
During the day that I spent as Casey Bates, I would set up (real life) Logan with an internship at my record studio. Then in my (real) life, I could drop out of college, move to Seattle, work with a great producer, meet contacts, network myself, and basically live my (real) idea of "the dream."
Yeah, I'm selfish, whatever.

"Day 18- Plans/Dreams/Goals You Have"
In a round about way, I answered this in "Day 17," but since I get asked this on a daily basis, I think I'll reiterate myself, and add quite a bit more detail.
Whenever I meet someone new, or talk to someone from my past, education is always brought up. Maybe because I'm in college, but most likely because it's easy "small talk." After I tell these people I am going into audio production, I get one of two comments: "Wow. Thats ambitious." or "Ohh... So what are you going to do with that degree?" I admit, both comments are appropriate.
Here is the uncondensed version of "what I'm going to do with that degree": As a senior in the Digital Media program at UVU, you are required to be involved with an internship. I plan to take this time to work with live music. Working for some sort of venue, stadium, theater, etc. At this point, it will mostly likely be with the Maverick Center in West Valley, but I'm not too set on that considering I'm a year and a half away from being a senior.
After that internship is over, and I have graduated as a result, I plan on getting far, far away from Utah Valley. (I would love to take a year here to live in Missoula, Montana. Great city, great atmosphere, great people; I'm just afraid there won't be any work for me here.) Ideally, I would like to live in Seattle (or Chicago if I must. I have never visited either of these places). Hopefully, once I'm in Seattle I can find a venue or (ideally) a record studio that will hire me or offer me an internship. I would climb the corporate latter from there, and someday have enough skill, enough contacts, and enough money to create my own record company. Then I would live happily ever after. (Keep in mind, this would be my "dream." I'm allowed to have high hopes when it comes to dreaming.)

"Day 19- Nicknames you have and why you have them"
Most of the nickname I have originated at the Ammon Pool. No one even ever called me Log until Jessica Hall and Stormie Hulet started the trend. I love that nickname. Other pool nicknames that I love: Log-in, Log-anne, Log-in diddly dog-in, Lifeguard Logan, and (my favorite) LoGOD.
Nicknames from my childhood (pre-Ammon Pool) that I hate: Loggy, and Loogy.
Nicknames from my childhood that I love: Hulk Logan.
More recent nicknames: Lobster Logan and Logzorz.
I've got good nicknames.

"Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future"
Oh. You may have noticed that in "Day 18" I completely neglected my personal life. Mostly because I'm not concerned with marriage at all. There definitely was I time in my life that being married fascinated me, but now, I'd rather not experience it.
One thing I do know is that I would love to be a father.

"Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy"

This guys a pretty good example:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 16- in-n-out boogers.

"Day 16- Another picture of yourself"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 15- Zune Shuffle

"Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle- first 10 songs that play"

I like this. It reminds me of Myspace surveys. When I used to do Myspace, I made it a point to do a "myspace survey" every week, because I think they're awesome. I mostly did them for myself- I like to reflect upon my own thoughts; I also did them for other people- I think people should have the opportunity to get to know me on a more personal level. Whether or not they take those opportunities is up to the person/reader. I think thats why I like blogging. Helps me remember some people do care.
If you're reading this, then I can confidently say that you are genuinely interested in me. Thanks! If you comment on this, I can confidently say that my opinions make an impact (or at least matter) in your life. So, thanks again.

Anyway, back on topic. I started a shuffle this morning on my way to school, so I'll start there.

1. Drew Danburry- Postponing Alaska -One of my favorite songs, by my favorite local songwriter.

2. Bank- Try To Be Brave -A decent song, by a decent band from Boise, Idaho. This song does hold odd significance in my life.

3. Mansions- Told a Lie -I like this song.

4. Vendetta Red- Lipstick Tourniquets -I haven't listened to this song in forever. It's one of those angsty songs I loved in high school. A good song, nonetheless.

5. The Beatles- Dear Prudence -Actually, one of my least favorite Beatles songs.

6. Band of Horses- Way Back Home -From their most recent album, I havent listened to it much.

7. The Sound of Animals Fighting -Act III: Modulate Back to the... -It's a fine song, I suppose.

8. Gatsbys American Dream -Theater -Definitely my favorite band from 2007-2009. I'm stoked that they just reunited!

9. As Cities Burn -Our World is Grey -Love this band.

10. Haydn -Symphony No. 94 in G Major - Classical music makes me feel intellectual.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Days 13 & 14- Ehh.

Yeah, I didn't blog yesterday. I though about it. I even sat in a laundromat for an hour or two and considered taking that time to write something down. But it didn't. The topic was "Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently."
I just can't think of anyone that has hurt me recently. At least not emotionally. I can't even think of someone who has hurt me physically lately.
Life is good.

So, on to day 14.
"Day 14- A picture of you and your family"

Fortunately enough, we recently had family pictures done. My favorite:

I look pretty "balla," and that baby is gottdam cute!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 12- Again...

So, again, it looks like I got a little ahead of myself last weeks.

"Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one"

I already discussed this about ten days ago, and explained the whole story..
So... (Please refer to blog "Day 2")

Day 11- Ooh.. I wasn't prepared for this...

I should have looked ahead before posting all these blogs.

"Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends"

On the last "friends/picture" post, I posted around 10 photos. I don't think I have anymore photos... Or anymore friends for that matter...
I'll go check... Wait here... This will only take a minute...

Oh here, I love this one.

Day 10- Music is my b/f. LOL!

Finally a topic I don't mind too much.
Hopefully "blogger" stops messing up my fonts. Has anyone else noticed? I've never once changed my font on blogspot, but for some reason my past few blogs have had two or three different fonts within the post. I don't get it.

"Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped"

I listen to music daily. I'm also bored daily. I'm happy daily. I'm sad weekly, or so. I'm mad sometimes. And I'm hardly ever "hyped." Mostly because I don't understand "hype" (unless it involves Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince being released in a couple days).
So, when I'm bored, I listen to music. I don't listen to any particular songs... I just listen to music. That usually subsides the boredom a little.
When I'm happy, I listen like to listen to music in a major key, obliviously. This morning on the way to school I listened to Flight of the Concords, and I was pretty happy about it. I also like to listen to the Beatles, Band of Horses, Drew Danburry, Counting Crows, Steel Train, The Gay Blades, Modest Mouse, Portugal. the Man, and even some Pavement when I'm happy. This category is pretty loose because, for the most part, music can lift one's emotions. I think that might be part of the purpose of Music Therapy (Arianne).
When I'm sad I tend to listen to either really soft music, or relatively hard music. La Dispute is a constant, as well as Trophy Scars. Bradley Hathaway tends to fall into this category, and so do We Were Promised Jetpacks, As Cities Burn, and The Cranberries.
When I'm mad I usually don't listen to music. When I do, it's Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.
And, when I'm hyped (which I'm going to translate as, "when I go running"), I listen to a lot of hip hop. Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, The Cool Kids, POS, and also some Foxy Shazam.

Thats enough.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 9- Resisting the food

As some of you may know, I don't have much money at this point in my life. My student loan got lost in the mail, and I just started a job that won't pay me for another two weeks.

"Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days"

I'm proud that I've stayed on budget this week. Every week I feel the "temptation" of eating fast food at least once a week. This week, since I don't have any money, I haven't fallen to the pressures of the restaurant.
Well.... Actually... On Sunday I convinced Michael to buy a Hot-n-Ready Pizza for the two of us... On Wednesday I talked him into buying a banana cream pie... And yesterday we went to Burger King...

Never mind. I don't have anything to be proud of.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 8- GOOOal

"Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them"

1. Find my Student Loan that was apparently lost in the mail.
>> ASAP.

2. Attend class as much as possible (at least 80% of the week).
>> On going.

3. Learn everyone's name, and get to know everyone at work.
>> On going.

4. Make it to Idaho Falls sometime during Thanksgiving Break.
>> Between Nov. 23rd and Nov. 28th.

5. Buy a heater so that it's warmer than 50 degrees in my apartment.
>> ASAP.

6. Clean the toilet.
>> ASAP.

7. Finish these blogs.
>> On going.

8. Eat at Zupas.
>> ASAP.

9. See Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Part One
>> ASAP (But after Nov. 17th).

10. Not die.
>> On going.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 7- Some People Walk in the Rain, Others Just Get Wet

The last few days have been kind of rough. Maybe it's because I have no money. Maybe it's because I just started a new job. Maybe it's because I'm feeling a bit homesick. Maybe it's because the semester is coming to an end... But most likely it's because it's cold outside.

"Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you"

The other day at work, a girl told me she LOVES the snow! I just sat there and looked at her with a blank face. She said, "Oh, do you not like the snow."
I replied, "Ehh, well, it definitely doesn't make me feel good."
She then asked, "Does snow really make people depressed around here? I'm from California, but I've heard that people around here get really depressed in the winter time. Is that true."
I looked at her and emotion-less-ly said, "... Yeah, it's true..."
...Then I quickly thought about what I said and about the situation I am in. New job. Potential friends. So, I hurried and made a joke. I don't remember what I said, but she laughed.
Something that has the biggest impact on me is the weather.

I don't even have it that bad. There isn't even snow on the ground yet.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 6- John, George, and Conan

Day six involves superheros. I'm not one of those college kids that still wears the Superman logo, nor do I think Spiderman is the shi(z). I'm just not really into super heroes anymore... Unless they're part of a well-made summer blockbuster (e.i. The Dark Knight).
So, as usual, I'm going to mold this topic into something a little more "me."

Day 6-Favorite super hero and why

My favorite super heroes?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 5- Hangin' Around

I really hate day five's topic.

"Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to"

There are a lot of reason why I hate this topic. The number one reason is because the topic itself is grammatically incorrect. "A picture of somewhere you've been TO." Please, just drop the "to." It's so unnecessary. The other reason I hate this topic is because I've been a lot of places. And since I've been there (multiple times in most cases), it's just not that interesting to me.

So, here is a Google Street View Image of the place I go the most these days.

My apartment. How pretty.

Day 4 (Posted on Day 5)- Oooooooookay…

I have a lot of habit. I suppose I even have some habits that would be considered “bad habits.” But I’m completely content with all these little antics. Behaviors like biting my nails don’t bother me at all. In fact, I MUCH prefer biting my nails over using finger nail clippers. I hate the sound, and I hate the feeling of getting my finger nails clipped. I don’t know why.

“Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have”

I’m going to stretch this post topic a bit. Rather than dealing with a habit I don’t like, I’m going to talk about something I do that I really should be able to control. I guess maybe that is a habit. Maybe not.

In a lot of situations, I wish I could control the tone of my voice better. With a lot of what I say, the way I say it means a lot more than the words that are actually said.

I’m sarcastic. I’m hilarious. I’m hilarious because of my sarcasm. But a lot of times, I’ll use my sarcastic tone when saying something serious, and this has caused a lot of tension in some conversations. My tone makes me sound like I’m disregarding the meaning, when really, I’m just saying a word or sentence in a way that it shouldn’t be said.

The best example I can think of to illustrate the importance of voice tone is the word, “okay.”

“Oooooookay…” said Jessica Grimaud (This means you just said something awkward, and she feels embarrassed for you).

“Oh, okay.” said Michael House (He says this quickly. It means you’re being sarcastic or joking, and he’s writing it off as just that).

“Okayyy” said Logan Meyers (This means you just asked me to do something, and I made it sound like I complied with your request, but I’m not really going to do a thing).

Important stuff.

Well, I’m off to my first day of work at my new job. I’ll try my best to control my tone. But, I can guarantee that more than half my conversations will be at least moderately sarcastic.

Day 3 (Posted on Day 5)- Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I realize I am a very fortunate person when it comes to friendships. Not only do I have some of the greatest friends, but I have friends all over this general region (and beyond). It’s a given that I have friends in my hometown, Idaho Falls, but I also feel like I’ve got a decent group of people that I call friends in Boise, Idaho; Missoula, Montana; Logan, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Orem/Provo, Utah (I realize the semi-colons aren’t grammatically correct. It’s just looks confusing to list different places).

The reason I bring this up is because day three’s topic is “a picture of you and your friends,” And there is not a picture in existence that includes me and all of my friends. So, I think I’ll just post multiple pictures. Here we go:

“Day 3- A picture of you and your friends”

I've got those high school friends...

I've got those swimming pool friends...

I've got those cousin friends...

I've got those hometown friends...

I've got those Snake River friends...

I've got those late-night friends...

I've got those Utah State friends...

I've got those artist friends...

I've got those Boise friends...

I've got those mountain-top friends...

I've got those hill-top friends...

...And I've got a lot others. I really am a very fortunate person.

Friday, November 5, 2010


One blog down. They only get worse from here, so don’t get too excited.

“Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name”

My blog name is omylands because ohmylands was taken.

Is that good enough?



Well, when I first had the idea of creating a blog, I had no idea what I wanted to write about. Shortly after having this writer's block, me and my girlfriend at the time “called it quits.” I suddenly had something to write about. Something that shouldn’t be shared on the internet. So, I thought, “I’ll just create a secret blog!”

Essentially, I wanted a blog name that had minimal ties to me, but very indirectly. I wanted to make it so that if a friend stumbled upon this site, they could use the clues to figure out that it was me, but not be able to prove it.

“Oh my lands” is a phrase that I adopted during my sophomore year at Utah State, and said it at least 55 times a day. Everyone hated it so much… Or at least everyone wanted to hate it. It was just too funny to hate.

After about five posts in this secret blogging realm, I got sick of writing for no one but myself, so I deleted the personal posts, and posted my URL on Facebook.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 1- The Ordinary Obscurities of Logan C Meyers

So apparently, this “thirty day blogger” thingy-majigger has been going around and a lot of people are “jumping on the band-wagon” and blogging about specific topics for thirty consecutive days. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I only follow a total of four blogs, so I was completely unaware of this “goal.”

Lately I’ve wanted to write very badly. The problem is that everything I want to blog about is either too personal for the internet, or things that people just don’t care about. So, I guess I’ll do it, at least until I get sick of it.

“Day 1- Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself”

I don’t take many pictures these days, and I’m in even less. I don’t know why that is.

This picture was taken I few weeks ago at Lagoon. It was a great day. I even ate an Oreo, and I don’t even like Oreos.

Now. The 15 interesting facts about me. Huh? Looking over the list of future blogs for these next thirty days, it looks like it’s going to be hard to not mention things now that will be mentioned in later blogs. I’ll try:

  1. Ever since I move the Orem, Utah, I can’t help but notice how attractive people are. It’s crazy. Now, I’m not saying that I’m sexually attracted to every person I see in Utah Valley, or even that I’m sexually attracted to anyone in Utah Valley. However, what I am saying is that everyone in this area takes good care of themselves. Everyone’s jogging, everyone’s eating salads, and everyone’s spending thousands of dollars on clothes every year… Either that or this really is “Zion.” I just feel bad for the uglies.
  2. Right now, I’m long boarding more than ever in my life, and I give 100% of the credit to being in college. All I need are some thick(er) rimmed glasses and love for BYU football, and I’ll be a part of every local social circle.
  3. Lately, I really like doing puzzles. I mean, I’ve always liked doing puzzles. The problem was that no one would do them with me. But now that I’ve convinced Michael of the benefits of putting together puzzles, it’s an activity of growing popularity. I like doing puzzles of cats, dragons, dinosaurs, and Jesus.
  4. Speaking of Jesus. Ever since I moved to “The Bubble,” I talk about Jesus a lot. Not in the way that everyone else is talking about Jesus though. I like to push the limits, and see what I can say about Jesus (while only being partially sacrilegious) before people start to get uncomfortable. This is definitely my favorite thing about living here. This is ENTIRELY Rachel’s fault. Thanks.
  5. As many know, a lot of my time is occupied by leisurely listening to music. Not just in my car either. One of the most used electronic accessories in my home is the computer speakers in my living room. It’s not unusual for me to sit on the couch and do nothing but listen to music. Maybe it’s because I don’t have cable television or internet access…
  6. I wish I had more time to draw. Actually, I wish I had more motivation to draw. I’ve got plenty of time. I think it’s kind of too bad that once I became an art major, I stopped caring about my art. Mostly just because art became an assignment. I hope that won’t happen with audio production, but I’m sure it will.
  7. I’ve been very fortunate with employment. I’ve also been very fortunate with unemployment. But anyway, what I’m getting at is that I’ve loved almost every job I’ve ever had. The Ammon Pool, Best Buy, and even the Aquatic Center. They were all pretty great. The only job that I’ve ever had that I absolutely hated was Shopko. It was terrible.
  8. I’ve got two tattoos that only a handful of people know about. One tattoo is my homage to my time at the Ammon Pool, and the other signifies my dedication to my friends. I like theme (I meant to write “them”… But I also like “theme,” so I’ll leave the typo). During my early to mid-teen years, I always wanted to get a tattoo. During my late-teen years, I wanted to wait to see which direction my life would take before I got a tattoo. By the time I turned twenty, I knew that someday I would have a tattoo. Now I have a couple tattoos.
  9. Some nights I get really scared. I guess you could say that I’m afraid of the dark. I hate lying in my empty, silent room at 3:33am. It’s the worst. I usually just close my eyes and ignore the time.
  10. My “bucket list” is comprised of things that I’ve already done. I just want to do these things again so that I can appreciate them more the second or third time around.
  11. When I visit my home town I still feel like a “townie”, even though I’ve lived outside of Idaho Falls for two years since graduation.
  12. Another new development since I’ve lived in Orem is my love for Independent Newspapers. I love them. Weekly, I read the independent school news paper (The V), City Weekly, Provo’s The Vanguard, and Salt Lake Underground (SLUG). If you know of any other good local, independent newspapers, send them this way!
  13. I really hope my mom reads my blog.
  14. I’m still obsessed with Lost. The series ended eight months ago, but I still like watching it noticing things I didn’t notice the first time around. I also read Lost literature. This makes me feel like the Lost equivalent of a Trekie. However, embarrassingly enough, I can’t imagine me watching Lost more regularly than I watch The OC.
  15. For the past two years, I’ve been VERY into PostSecret ( When I meet someone that also loves PostSecret, I automatically love them. I save the PostSeccrets that I feel relate to me in one way or another, and when I’m feeling down, I go through my hundreds of PostSecrets and consider reconciling my relationships, but obviously, I never do.

How’s that? Good enough? That’s what I though.