Subject: Re: Hey, sorry I missed you.
Received: Wed Oct 14 19:32:24 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
I haven't received your audio tape yet...I'll have to write you an e-mail
with my reactions when I receive that...
Let's see...I'm eager to get my life back to some sembelance of
let's start with your Star Trek Update! :) (Been a long time, huh?)
Deep Space Nine just premiered last week...this season is pretty much going
to be one big, long 26-part episode, so I'm going to kinda synopsis the two
episodes which have now played as one, or else I'm going to confuse both of
us! To start: Sisko is back on Earth at his father's resteraunt and has a
vision from the Prophets. He see's a woman's face in the sand. He later
finds out that this woman is his REAL mother. The woman is buried on a
planet that is very distant, and Sisko feels that this is where the Orb of
the Emissary is...the only Orb left that would not have gone dark after
Dukat's little attack thing last season. Anyway, he, his father, and Jake
all get ready to go, when in comes the new Dax, Ezri. She's an ensign who
wasn't supposed to be joined, but while the Dax symbiont was being taken
back to Trill, there was a problem, and Ezri and Dax were joined right away,
because she was the only Trill on board the ship, so needless to say, she's
a bit confused. ANYWAY, they head of to this Desert planet and Sisko starts
to basically get delusional as he searched for the lost Orb. The Pa Wraths
try to confuse him by bringing up images of Benny Russell (the 1950's guy
who is supposedly living a parallel life to Sisko's from last season...I
hope I told you about that one...!) Anyway, yada yada yada...Sisko
overcomes the Pa Wraths' mental attack, opens the Orb, and the wormhole is
reopened and the other Orbs all become light again! meanwhile...back on
DS9...Kira has been promoted to Colonel, and becuase of the new
Klingon-Federation-Romulan Alliance, the Romulans have been allowed to set
up a "base of operations" on DS9 and a medical facility on one of
moons. As the Episode progresses, we see that the medical facility is
actually a fully armed military base. Diplomatic channels don't work, so
the Bajorans decide to put a blockade on the planet, which Starfleet doesn't
approve of...at the last minute, Starfleet agrees to help the Bajorans and
the Romulans agree to create a real hospital. (Sorry if I'm leaving out the
good stuff! I just can't put the visual effects into words!) Let's see
now...the next plot...because Jadzia didn't die in battle, Worf believes
that she is not going to go to Stovokor (Klingon Heaven) so he, Bashir,
O'Brien, Martok, and (of all people!) Quark go off to fight a battle in her
name...yada yada yada...good visual effects...they win, Jadzia makes it into
Stovokor. That pretty much sums up the first two episodes...now everyone is
back in place on the station, and the next episode looks like it's going to
deal with everybody readjusting to the "new" Dax.
As for Voyager, it premiers tonite...I'll have to let you know! :)
Now...let's see...that's the happy news...I think that's ALL the happy
Nothing else is really happening...I'm REALLY not liking my QBA class...I
don't understand ANYTHING, I can't understand the teacher, and I just plain
old don't like it! I think I'm going to drop it...which will take me down
to only part-time, but I think that this semester that might be better,
becuase I'll be able to do the stuff around the house more and stuff....try
to help pick up all the pieces, you know? Plus, I've decided to change my
major from Business to Communications Studies. I think that's more along
the lines of what I want to do, and QBA isn't a course that I need for
Comm...I think that's just what I'm going to do...it'll REALLY lower my
course load, but I think that that might be for the best this semester.
As for Dad's stuff, Nothing has been cleaned up for anything...everything
pretty much the same way it was minus him...I think it's going to take a
while for us to get up to the point of wanting to clean any of his stuff
up...but I do think that by the end of next semester, we will be moving out
of this house. I think Mom and Brett will get another house here in Alpine,
and I will likely buy a townhouse/condo down in San Diego with some of the
Trust money...that should be kinda nice...but it's not definite yet. As of
now, I'm driving around Dad's truck...mine has a flat tire, and I tried to
take it off, but when I went to unscrew the lug nuts, I bent the wrench!
They're on that tight! Then, I got the automatic one and hooked it up to
the air compressor...guess what...I broke the automatic one now! I don't
know what to do!! I think I'm going to call AAA this weekend and make use
of my "Roadside Assistance" package...
Let's see...what else...my friend's in SAESO are having a kind of memorial
service tomorrow at 6 pm on Westpoint Field...a little informal...nothing
much...just showing their support, which I think is really sweet. Dr.
Kirkley, the academic advisor for SAESO, has been a great help to me during
all of this!
Well...I think that pretty much sums up everything that's going on in my
life now...only about 10 pages, huh? Well...I'll hopefully get a chance to
talk to you on Monday. If I end up dropping my class, I'll be here the
entire time...Anyway, Have a good week and I'll talk to you later!
Subject: Greetings from Utah!
Received: Thu Oct 15 02:57:56 1998
From: email@example.com (Anna C Naylor)
Well, I'm sorry to hear about the hot weather. I wish we could get
some of your heat. It is starting to get pretty cold here. Everyone
thinks that I'm just a wimp, but I think I'm cold-blooded or something.
Anyways, we have some snow up in the mountains. It's threatening to start
snowing down here soon too. I'm not excited and I don't have a car decent
to drive in the snow in. Dad keeps saying that I will get a car soon, but
I know that we don't have the money for that. I'll just have to learn to
drive really carefully or take the bus. Mom wants me to take the bus to
and from school every day after the snow starts. It might not be too bad
of an idea.
Not too much out of the ordinary is going on for me. I am still going
to school at SLCC. I still haven't found out what I need to do to
transfer your stuff to the University of Utah from the community college.
I'm looking for a job, but I hardly have any time to do much looking. I
need to find a job fast though. I'm starting to need more and more money.
Well, I must be off to do homework, so I will try to write more
later. I love you. Keep up the good work big brother. You are my hero and
a great role model. Send me some pictures so I can make sure you are
(your favorite little sis)
Subject: Re: Hi Paul
Received: Sat Oct 17 16:56:19 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul l Naylor)
I amleaving for the CHP academy so I can only say Hi and that I will miss
your messages for a while.
Subject: RE: Greetings from South Texas!
Received: Sat Oct 17 23:44:55 1998
From: Gabriel Gorog
Well good day his majesty! :)
U da man Jake! :) I am glad to hear that everything is going well for you
ma man. Everything going well over here too.. guesss who my roomate is.. Mr.
James Macauley. Isnt that cool:?.. yeah thats what I thought too :)
aight his majesty.. I'll catch you later..
Gabe.. da otha da man! :)
Ps ..hey ..how did u get @cheerful.com?
Subject: U there??
Received: Mon Oct 19 14:33:26 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
Jacob? Where are you? You prolly couldn't make it to the Library today or
something...I'm in the throne room waiting...I'll be here a while
Subject: I Havn't forgto you
Received: Tue Oct 20 03:31:28 1998
From: Douglas Hammond
I thought you didn't want to talk to me.
Anyway i got my email servers setup right.
It sounds like you are doing awsome down there. What made Servando
go through with it? To bad forthe Peraltas.
Who is you new companion? Doyou like the guy? How is Travis doing?
One in a while I chat to him with icq.
Well my siter is geting married, I'm waiting to see if I got a job in
manufacturing circuit boards and programming. Plus I'm looking into
Yes all is well with Pat and I. Maybe too well. We need to be
careful or we might run into trouble. That is worthyness. Nothing
serious,just a kiss here and there a litle too often and long and ...
Pat sold her laptop. So I obviously can't send it. But ifyou need a
When I got home my little bro. was the biggest shocker. he is sooo
hudge. I bet you'll find the same in your brother. My ward is still
the same. Igave my home coming talk last sunday. I had to wait 3 weeks
after I got home to do it because of conference and ward conference and
fast sunday. Crazy eh? I thought i would have a hard time filling time
but I neverhad enough. It's neet how the mission changes people. I
Well let me know if I can help you.
I got win 98. It looks ok and runs better than 95. Just need lots
of memory to run the thing. Did i tell you they lost my luggage? Well
they did, but I got it back after a couple of days. My graphics card
Well so long for now.
Received: Tue Oct 20 10:01:03 1998
Dawn Burnett@PCS PRIMECO
10/20/98 09:01 AM
Hey jake !
how'r you holding up under the pressures of . Being good?
are the docters having you take vitimin B6? if not you might want to both
of my parents have carpultunnl and they say that it is a prevention mesure
and that it strengthens the tendons....
if you are wondering this is dawn ... your sisters little friend ME anny
ways i have written you several times but i had a time getting your address
and once i did i couldnt seem to get the letter into the same room with
the envalope that had your address on it and when i found out that you had
an e-mail address well this is a whole lot better for me because at work
(where i am) i have to check my mail at least once every hour!
but anny who .... you should feal special you are the only missionary that
i have written and i know quite a few who are out!
(SIGH) .... but anny who how is it out in that world out there? please
dont hurt yourself anny more your makking christie worrie abt you!
she misses you and i miss you goofing off ..... gotta go my break is over
Subject: Your tape
Received: Thu Oct 22 02:17:25 1998
From: "Travis A. Vowles"
I got jst finished listening to your tapes today. You know that I'm not a
"religious" person, but I am a "spiritual" person. I do
truely believe that dad has moved on to another stage of existence. The
exact definition of that stage I'm not sure of, and I don't think it's
something that any person can truely understand until they reach that point.
Thanks for showing your support.
As for the sexual orientation part, I could tell even before you said
anything that you had a problem with it. It is okay for you to say it you
know. It's not that hard...Bi-Sexual. I know that it will take time for you
to get used to the idea, but I have not changed in the slightest since we
went to MacQueen. Well...I take that back...but none of the changes are due
to my sexual orientation. Nothing about me has changed. I told you the
truth, becuase you are truely my best friend and I needed someone to talk to.
I do hope that is won't change our friendship. As for "that
lifestyle," I'm curious to know what part of it you don't find
acceptable. Maybe I can convince you that homosexuality/bi-sexuality isn't a
bad thing....the media has certainly managed to do it's part to show the
"bad" side as often and as exclusively as possible, but the
stereotypical view of non-straight people isn't a true one. If your concern
is based on religious reasons, realize that all the biblical passages that
are said to "oppose" homosexual behaviors are simply vague passages
which have been interpreted in that way by anti-gay activists. These same
passages are the ones that were anti-black a hundred years ago and
anti-native american a hundred years before that. If there is some biblical
passage that you are concerned about in particular, let me know and I'll give
you the rebuttal...maybe I'll convince you that it's not an "evil"
thing. Any other concerns that you may have, please let me know. I truly do
hope that you can accept this...
I'll talk to you again later.
Subject: Hola big bro....
Received: Sun Oct 25 23:30:54 1998
From: email@example.com (Anna C Naylor)
Everything is going well in Utah. Christmas music will be on the way
before the end of the week. I am also sending you some of your present
early...it's not much, but I think you will like it....it's more
Ummm.....school is going alright. I can't wait until the end of the
semester though. Then I can go down to San Diego for Christmas. I'm going
to miss you even more during the holidays. I love you so much.
I don't have too much news now, but I thought you might like for me to
drop a line and just say hello. There is a letter coming with the tapes
too. More info there. Well, I gotta get going. Church is today and I have
tons of stuff to do for this upcoming week. I gotta get started on my
term papers for institute. that could be an ok Sunday activity, right? I
don't know. Maybe it's questionable.
Well, bye for now. I love you cutie. Take care of yourself.
*hugs and kisses*
Subject: Internet Message
Received: Wed Oct 28 22:17:13 1998
From: TWZD28B@prodigy.com (MS NANETTE S ANDERSON)
What a story teller you are. I couldn't decide if this was all
illusion caused by your illness or if this was a real true story. If
it is, I am sorry about the uninvited guests to your apartment. Why
not call upon the real general in charge of all missionaries (the 5-
star one) and ask that you, of unworthy origin, be releived of this
burden in the completion of your mission. If you pray with humility
and real intent, maybe you will win. If not, then this is God's way
to humble you and teach you to deal with adversity.
I sure am glad I do not have to deal with that adversity though.
It is nice to hear from you. Have a great day!!!!
Subject: Hola Emperor of Everything
Received: Mon Nov 2 17:10:53 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Anna C Naylor)
Well, I have been working on your Christmas tapes, and they are finally
finished. I am sorry to inform you that they will not be there for a
while. We will send the shorts with the tapes too. Megan made you a tape
of the music from "Mulan". I will try and make sure they get sent
Mom says that she will get your package with your shirts sent as soon as
she can find them. She found out that they have been discontinued, so she
is still looking for them. As soon as she finds them, they will be sent.
She says that she hopes they will get there before you are transferred.
What's going on in Texas? How's the weather? I hope that the flooding is
stopped. The weather man has been saying snow for a while, but we have
yet to see any flakes. It just keeps raining. Nothing much more.
School is going well still. I can't wait until the end of the semester
because I am ready to change classes. I am getting tired of the math
class especially. I am always loaded with homework, but I guess that's a
part of college life.
Other than that, I don't know what else there is to say. Life keeps going
and going like the energizer bunny. I guess I will write more later. Hope
things are going well for you. I love you and I miss you. Keep in touch