Wednesday, August 30, 2006

...and I'm P.O.'d!

My long awaited threat of beginning my podcasting has now come into fruition. I will be hosting them myself, but I am in the works of getting them put up on iTunes as well. I'll keep you up to date on any happenings.

I think that for now, my P.O.'d Casts will also be in the blog as text. So either way, you get the rantings and ravings. You could download the podcast or stream it and read along. Whatever suits your tastes.

Below is the first of what I hope to be many P.O.'d Casts.

Download the P.O.'d Cast Here!

My name is Jared Bodine...and I’m P.O.’d.

I’ve been threatening to start a podcast on this site for some time. Well, that long awaited day has now come. During this series of P.O.’d casts, I will share with you the things that I see in life that, well, really make me P.O.’d.

The only problem I think I will have is choosing which things be P.O.’d about. I’m P.O.’d about being single. I’m P.O.’d about the way I get treated as a result.

I’m P.O.’d at BYU-Hawaii for never having school on King Kamehameha Day, Lei Day, Queen Liliokalani Day and Prince Kuhio Day, but never canceling classes or tests on my birthday, Veteran’s Day...and on the same island as Pear Harbor!

I’m P.O.’d about everyone using their culture as an excuse to be late. I’m P.O.’d that being a white American, I can’t use my race to make excuses for anything but being lame.

I’m P.O.’d that somebody let Paris Hilton put out a CD. I’m P.O.’d that someone let Paris Hilton out.

I’m P.O.’d that TV producers will make badly produced copy cat shows, like America’s Got Talent, and expect us to watch it. I’m P.O.’d that people do watch it. I’m also P.O.’d that they let Regis Philbon out.

I’m P.O.’d that Lance of N’Sync came out and no one congratulates me when I say, “See!? I told you!”

I’m P.O.’d that my blog, now named Gone in Guam, had it’s three year anniversary this month and no one noticed. I’m P.O.’d that I didn’t notice either.

I’m P.O.’d that more people won’t hear this P.O.’d cast. And I’m P.O.’d that I just used good material for a dozen P.O.’d casts in one shot.

Welcome to the first of what I hope to be many P.O.’d casts in the future.

I’m Jared Bodine...and I’m P.O.’d.

Download the P.O.'d Cast Here!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Brady Bunch Tiki God...

I recently made a video which I call "Brady Bunch Tiki God." Ya, creative title, I know.

For my sister's birthday, I got her season 4 of "The Brady Bunch." We watched the three part Hawaiian episode together. While watching it we remininced over the song by the President's Of the United States of America called "Tiki God" where they talk about the episode. I thought it'd be a cool idea to make a video mixing the two.

So, since I am no longer a student, and dating on Guam is sparce indeed, I have finally had the time to do it. I know it's not the best I could do. There are some flaws in it and I could retune it up some, but it was just for fun. I mixed two versions of the "Tiki God" song and all three episodes. Had I spent more than a few hours on two nights, I could do better. Oh well, I still like it.

I figured it was good enough to share, so I posted it on Google Video. Days later, I got this email:


Your video "Brady Bunch Tiki God" was rejected because it didn't comply with our Program Policies.

...When videos do not meet our standards, we disapprove them.

...Please make sure that you have all legal rights to use the content you wish to submit to Google.

...Thank you for your cooperation.


The Google Video Team

You can't keep a good man down. So, I'm hosting it on my site myself. Who needs Google anyway? I also tried to submit it to YouTube, but my internet is provided by the church, so I couldn't access the site (blocked).

Feel free to watch, critique, enjoy, and share! You can upload it to YouTube or other sites for me. I don't mind at all.

Download your copy:

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Albino Samoan...

I just received news today that a friend from my mission passed away. As far as I know, he is the first of my mission buddies to die.

Below is a copy of his obituary. I remember him best as the albino Samoan. On the mission, he used to claim to be one. People didn’t believe him, so he began to ramble on in Samoan. He actually was just saying gibberish that sounded like Samoan. That kind of humor of his really helped the members, especially those in the Samoan ward, feel like he was someone they could be comfortable around. I remember him as a funny and carefree guy. That never distracted from the spirit he had. I can’t say I have even attempted to contact him since the mission. But I never forgot him. I’m sure he will be missed.

Benjamin Lee Naylor 1979 ~ 2006 ROY - Benjamin Lee Naylor, 27, returned to his Heavenly Father Saturday, August 19, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 9, 1979, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Albert Ralph Naylor and Mary Baker Naylor. Ben was married to the love of his life, Kamie Bland Naylor, on June 20, 2001, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. He grew up in West Point and had a great love for the outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout and loved spending his summers working for the Boy Scouts of America on staff at Camp Newfork and Camp Kiesel. Ben had a deep love for the Gospel and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Hawaii Honolulu mission. He was a very devoted husband and loved his wife very much. Ben loved to spend time with her and during his last days found comfort that she was by his side at all times. Ben loved children and was the proud Uncle of three nieces and one nephew, Savana, Ashlyn, Oakley, and Sutton. They will all miss him dearly. Ben is survived by his wife Kamie, parents Ralph and Mary, sisters Lisa (Zack) and Emily, grandparents William and Delia Baker and Opal Naylor. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Albert Naylor. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Ben's employer, Barlow Heating and Air Conditioning for their support and generosity. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24th at 11 a.m. at the West Lake Ward Chapel, 2915 West 4425 South, Roy, Utah. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Roy Mortuary 3333 West 5600 South and Thursday from 10:00-10:45 a.m., at the church. Interment, West Point Cemetery. Email condolences to the family at
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 8/22/2006.

Elder Benjamin Naylor

Rest In Peace
Elder Benjamin Naylor

Friday, August 18, 2006

Bonnie Stomping...

Here in Guam, one of the big weekend activities that is a must do is bonnie stomping. The laymen's explanation is that it's tromping through the jungle. Guam may be a realitivly small island, but there is no shortage of places to bonnie stomp.

I don't have much to say from my recent foray into boonie stomping, but I do have pictures to make you jealous. Our trip started as a boonie stomp in the jungle. Along the way, spiders were everywhere! I took a picture of the canopy of spider webs we had to crawl under and, sometimes, through.

Spider Celing

But then turned into a cave splunking expidition.

Behind me is a hole that leads to more cave

This part was too much for West and I

The best part was the cave pond that we found.

The water was only cold for a short second. Then it was wonderful. And it was the clearest and most pure water I have ever been in! I could have swam in it all day. The elders were not allowed to go swimming, so I did it for them...but they did say it was ok to get in far enough for these two pictures:

I bet thier mission president would disagree...

Every week I am finding one new adventure or another to conqure here on Guam. It's good stuff. I also am getting into scuba diving and will be posting pictures of that soon.

For now, just try to be jealous of me. That's really all I need to make me happy!