The Silk Road connected the people of our ancient world. It encompassed a series of trade routes upon which merchants traveled to sell and exchange their goods. These merchants were immersed in new cultures and languages, experienced new ways of living, and met people they never forgot. Although trade was the driving force behind their expeditions, the travelers became forever changed through their journey on the Silk Road. I’m Scott, I’m 24 years old and I’m attempting to embark on my own Silk Road journey. I will post an item for trade and if you want to offer something in exchange, send me an email with a description and a picture.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Time is Cool and Fun

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I pretty much was in a coma for a week. I got very ill and was in bed all week, including Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Do you know the most depressing part about coming out of a coma? It's checking your email and having no offers for my wonderful television. My Silk Road stands at a halt as of now! The more offers I recieve the awesomer my Silk Road will be. I know you have an old little something in your garage or under your bed. I'll trade for almost anything I feel is fair, besides string cheese and mailboxes.

P.S. When I was sick my wife convinced me to let her put a green mask on my face. I hope my friends don't find out.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

5th Trade Item: Phillips TV

Yes I am still here and alive. Yes I did make a trade today. Yes his name was Dan if you were wondering. Dan is a college student that lives with his parents and is enjoying the ride of life. When I got to Dan's house, in Salt Lake City, Utah, it seemed as if nobody was home. Dan happened to be taking a Sunday nap. Even though he was woken up, he still was just as happy as a doorbell. Dan got the speakers and I got a Phillips TV. Dan saw the TV, knew it needed a home, and he wanted to be a part of my Silk Road. This TV is not a flat screen, but it does have a screen on it. My friend that is pretty cool and stuff has a Phillips TV too so if you trade me and have one too you can be cool and stuff too! Sometimes if the lighting is right you can see your reflection in the TV screen, so it could be used as a mirror. The TV is up for trade now, so send me your emails if you would like to trade me for it. Yes it comes with a remote. Yes most doorbells are happy, besides the grumpy ones. And yes Christmas is coming up!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

4th Trade Item: Pioneer Speakers

Mike (the one holding the speakers above) was the eager recipient of the Sleep Number pillow. I, in return, received a set of Pioneer speakers. Don't the speakers just look so lovely?! Between finals, work, and all of lifes other demands, I have had very little time-you know how it goes. So, the trade with Mike was great because he lives in the town of Lehi, Utah. Lehi is conveniently located between Draper, where I live, and Provo, where I work and go to school. Mike is a big fan of Sleep Number pillows. In fact, he has had three in the past! Mike lent his last Sleep Number pillow to a friend, who happened to be homeless. Mike's pillow was never returned. But luckily for Mike, he found me on my Silk Road. The moral of the story is, be charitable to the homeless, but don't lend them your pillows.

I want you to think right now what you want to trade me. I know you have something. 

Have you thought about it yet? Now email me. It doesn't matter where you live or what you have to trade. The more items I am able to trade, the more diverse my road will be.

Monday, November 29, 2010

3rd Trade: Sleep Number Therapeutic Pillow

Today I journeyed in the freezing cold Utah weather over to Leanne's house in Sandy, Utah. Leeann is a kind lady. She is a mother of six kids. Even though Leeann looks like she is twenty years old, I felt as if she was my loving mother. She offered me a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. Her house just felt so christmasy.

We were both very satisfied with our trades. Leeann got the Star Wars game with all of its multiple functions. I got a Sleep Number therapeutic pillow. She said she bought this pillow with love for her husband, but before he could use it, he decided he didn't want it. To Leanne's dismay, it was too late to return the pillow. Although she thought it was bad luck, we can now clearly see it was destiny. Leeann now has become a part of my Silk Road journey. Thanks Leeann! This pillow is fit for a king or a queen, but it could end up under your head. The pillow can't be used as a door bell, a snow shovel, or a float tube. It is also not water proof, but you could take it to the beach. If you are interested in owning this brand new pillow, your emails/comments offering a trade are welcome.

PS Good dreams are promised with this pillow.  I saw it on the news.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2nd Trade Item: Star Wars Game Boy Game

The second trade item is an original Star Wars Game Boy game with a protective case. It works great for Game Boys. It will not work on your Xbox or N64. If you don't have a Game Boy don't worry you can still offer a trade. This item can be used as a coaster, a frisbee, toe nail clippers, a back massager, and much more. You could possibly carry juice in the protective case too! This item is now up for trade please send me an email with a picture and a description of your offer.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Trading Robert

 After consulting with Robert for several hours, we decided to trade with James. We met up with James in the town of Provo, Utah. He is currently a senior in college and recently married. Congratulations James!  Robert was shy at first, but eventually he warmed up to James. This trade worked out for both of us. James got Robert and I got a...
You're going to have to wait a little longer to see what James traded me. Maybe you can tell from the picture and maybe you can't. Tomorrow I'll post what it is and I'll put it up for trade!

P.S. Did you know that over 40% of the pilgrims who attended the first Thanksgiving died from starvation and exposure that winter? I didn't, but now I do and you do too. It's a true fact I read it on the internet or something.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Day With Robert

The blue Risk piece informed me that his name is Robert. Today, Robert and I had a feeling that our time together would be coming to an end, so we decided to spend the day together. When I was struggling with my finance homework, Robert was there to help me.
After, we decided to go for a ride and look at all the  beautiful fall leaves. Silly Robert was being stubborn and wouldn't put on his seat belt. I told him that he was old enough to know better.

I needed to purchase some dress pants for my job and Robert insisted on accompanying me. Robert did get grumpy though, when they had no pants his size.

We ended the day building a piece of furniture. Robert told me that before the army he used to work in construction management. I'm going to deeply miss Robert. Although he rarely talks, he is a faithful friend.
Robert and I have been looking through all the trade offers and he is getting excited to be traded at the beginning of next week. He is so excited he couldn't even sleep last night and has already laid out the outfit he is going to wear on the floor. Please send any final first trade offers this weekend so I can make a final decision.

P.S. Robert tells some funny jokes

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1st Trade: Blue Risk Piece

This is a blue Risk piece. Maybe you're missing one from your game and maybe you're not. Maybe you love blue, maybe you don't. It's small and cute and it's a soldier.You can name him, or maybe it's a her. If you would like to offer me a trade, please email me.