This page is a good place for me to tell those whom I like just why I like them. I will eventually spotlight all those that I like, so keep checking back to see w h a t I l i k e a b o u t y o u.

I need comments.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Moana DiFrancesco

It's been a while since the last edition of "What I Like About You". So here it is:
Things I like about
Moana DiFrancesco
  1. She travels a lot, and never comes back empty-handed.
  2. She sings in a barbershop quarter.
  3. She is a great salsa-maker.
  4. She diets when she feels like it and still looks great.
  5. She sings to me on my birthday.
  6. She wrote the book on being supportive.
  7. She's crafty.
  8. She has raised a great family and allowed me to be a part of it.
  9. She introduced me to Carole King.
  10. She has always been there to help me up. (figurateively speaking, of course. I never actually fall down.)

What I like about me this time:

  • I like that I am going to be Draco Malfoy for Halloween.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kaylie Watkins

I'm sorry it has been so long since a "What I Like About You" post. So here it is:

Kaylie Watkins
  1. She was my date to Junior Prom in 2005 and Homecoming in 2008. (That's right, I went to Homecoming two years AFTER graduation.)
  2. She reminds me of high places.
  3. She does her own thing, and she's good at it.
  4. She taught me what a "cholo" is and how to lean like one.
  5. She is one of the few people under 40 years of age who like Red Vines licorice.
  6. She sent me "Squeeze-its" on my mission.
  7. She is a humanitarian.
  8. Her birthday is close to Christmas and her middle name is "Noelle" (sorry if I mispelled that).
  9. She is close to her family.
  10. She is one snappy dresser.

Thing I Like about me today:

  • I like that I am embarking on a solo road trip tomorrow.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Molly DiFrancesco

Here it is folks, the next installment of "What I Like About You"

Today's spotlight:

Molly "Moll-Doll" "Grack" "Checko" DiFrancesco

Things I like about Molly:
  1. She is going on a mission. (probably to somewhere French-speaking)
  2. We became friends when she shouted "I'll be your friend" across the room in Mr. Dunnebacke's Honors Chemistry class. (We both dropped the class shortly afterward.)
  3. She is a people magnet.
  4. All you have to do is hang out with her for ten minutes and she will be your friend for life.
  5. She is Chelsea's twin. (On a side note, I am her brother, Gavin's twin. Just ask him.)
  6. In high school, she always answered the phone when I called her to tell her I finally kissed someone. (This happened more than you'd think.)
  7. She appreciates the finer things in life; things like sweat-pants, cheese toast, RedBox, and hot-fudge sundaes.
  8. She is surprisingly crafty.
  9. She was willing to have Companionship Study with me when I got home from my mission.
  10. She loves my best friend, JoJo. But she is also willing to share him with me so I can have a missionary too.

Molly has been, still is, and always will be there for me. What's more, she has probably been, probably still is, and probably always will be there for you too.

Thing I like about me today:

  • I like that I fixed my own pants this week.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Landon & Kylie Burgener

My next spotlight is focused on not one, but TWO people. They are a package deal, and that's part of their appeal. Who doesn't love 2 for the price of 1? Presenting, what I like about Landon & Kylie Burgener:


  • Landon is the coolest nerd I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
  • He likes geology and dinosaurs.
  • He is a fan of Ben Folds.
  • He is the kind of married-guy I hope to be someday.
  • I would even venture to say that he is like an older brother to me.


  • I knew I liked Kylie when she was wearing a Joel P. Jensen hoodie the first time I met her.
  • I am always blown away by the amazing pictures she takes.
  • She plays tennis. While I am yet to reap the benefits of her tennis skills, I look forward to getting my butt kicked by this girl in the near future.
  • She likes Arthur. Need I say more?

The Burgeners:

  1. They took me in as a cousin, no questions asked.
  2. They do cool things with me and Chelsea.
  3. Even though they are married, they have managed to hang on to their cool factor. In fact, they have somehow managed to use their marriage to boost the cool factor.
  4. They have goals, and as far as I can tell, they are achieving their goals.
  5. They use their library cards. (Having fun isn't hard. . . .)
  6. I have never been around them and NOT laughed.
  7. They could turn ANY topic into an interesting, and even eye-opening, conversation.
  8. They do things like read "The Hobbit" and go to the latest "Star Wars" movie.
  9. They didn't mock me that one time I wore 3/4 length pants.
  10. Even though I haven't taken advantage of it, I know they are always there for me.

The Burgeners have been a great addition to my life since I have been home. I have been so grateful for their friendship during these past couple months, and I look forward to being their friend even after Chelsea's missionary comes home and I get the boot. (hopefully this doesn't happen, but I'm prepared for the worst.)

The thing I like about me today:

  • I like that I have gone to the gym four times this week.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rachel Trayner

Like I said before, it's really hard to decide who will be featured next. Everybody, just wait your turn. It's gonna be a LONG time before I do anything truly productive with my life. You're time will come.

But for one of you, you're lucky time has come.


  1. Rachel was my first friend who learned to drive. This means that I have been putting my life in her hands long before anyone else. You can't beat that.
  2. She currently lives in Hawaii, how cool is that?
  3. She was there for the best time of my life: Cedar City.
  4. She is probably the most talented musician I have ever had the pleasure of working with on ANYTHING.
  5. She loves peach rings and rootbeer. What good taste.
  6. She has never been afraid to speak her mind.
  7. One time we weren't friends for a couple days, that was horrible.
  8. She is a reliable source when it comes to all things musical. Anything from classical to modern punk, she is all over all the scenes.
  9. She is beautiful. Have you seen her?
  10. She is always game for a good photo shoot.

I can't wait for Rachel to come back in January. I already had to endure a long time without her while I was in Belgium. This is just torture.

PS- The thing I like about me today?

  • I like that I wear unnecessary* glasses.

*unnecessary does NOT mean fake.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chelsea DiFrancesco

Okay folks, it's time for the first edition of "What I Like About You."
I have been losing sleep trying to decide who should be given the honor of having the first post on this blog. In the end, it simply came down to who I thought had shown the most interest in this blog and others in the past. The obvious answer? Chill D.
Things I Like about Chill
  1. She has found a way to be adventurous and lazy at the same time. It's a dying art.
  2. She is super smart. I know a lot of super smart people, but the cool thing about Chill is that while most super-smart people tend to make me feel stupid, she has the power to make even me feel smarter.
  3. She kicks butt at scrabble, but she's not a good speller. Figure that out.
  4. She is a tourist in her own town.
  5. She taught me how to make my favorite Sunday dish: Grilled Three Cheeses.
  6. The is the only college drop-out I know with a full-ride scholarship to anywhere, let alone Westminster College.
  7. She is loyal to her credit union. (Kind of a flaw in my eyes, but these days it's nice to see anybody who is loyal to anything.)
  8. She lets me speak french to her.
  9. She is a daredevil. Yep, she is. If you know her, this one probably surprises you, but it's the truth. How do I know this? I drove her car one time. I'm pretty sure it has no brakes.
  10. All kidding aside, Chill is one of my best friends. She was my only friend in the valley before my mission, and she is still around now that I'm home. Now we will see what happens when that boy of hers gets home. Hopefully I will be able to add to this list.

*If you have ever played "What I Like About You" before, then you know that when someone is finished complimenting everyone else, it's time for them to say one thing they like about themselves. The thing I like about myself today is this:

  • I like my new-found man crush on John Mayer.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What I Like About You: the rules

Playing "What I Like About You" is, by far, my favorite pass-time. Here is how you play.
At any social gathering, if there is a lull in the conversation (and no one is thinking about Abe Lincoln) you can bust out a good game of "What I Like About You". There are no game pieces, no dice, no cards, no tiles with letters on them. All you need is a group of people. They don't even have to be friends. It's the best when a lot of the people don't know each other because afterwards everybody is friends.
Somebody starts the game off by simply suggesting it as something to do. The suggestion is not always warmly received, but people usually come around once you start telling them why they are awesome.
The person who starts simply goes around the room and tells each person three reasons why they like them. After going all the way around the room, the person who started then says one thing they like about themself. Then it moves on to the next person to pour their heart out.
Expect laughs.
Welcome tears.