Wednesday, December 23, 2009
All last week during finals, I kept having memories of Charina's blog she did two years ago about finals week. So I looked it up and laughed so hard becuase nearly everything she said was something I had likewise experienced! So I thought I'd copy it in here (Thanks, Char) to attest to the craziness of finals I never knew could exist. And as a bonus, there's a few extra of my own at the end I'm sure she and everyone else has experienced.
Free Jamba Juice 9-11, Sleeping in a few more minutes than normal, having something in common with everyone, conversations with random girls while standing in line to meet our doom, late night studying with my roommates, Toffee Ice cream bars, using finals as an excuse of why I haven't worked out, RA's begging for help on Stats, checking out guys in the library, Christmas trees in Brigham Square, watching people use their brains, drooling and/or snoring people in the library, white boards in the Wyview MPB, using a flashlight to study, Christmas music as background music for studying, getting a seat on the bus, snowball fights in the house, an excuse to not clean, mechanical pencils, the Dark Knight movie trailer as a break from studying, sisters lending her baking plate as a white board, eating dinner with Co-workers in the cougareat, new study spots because your old ones are taken, seeing old friends in the testing center, coughing while testing just to break the silence, looking back on how fast time goes, taking my BYU water bottle everywhere, calculating and predicting grades, ginormous snowmen on campus, craving cinnamon bears (not to be confused with teddy grams, these are the little gummy red guys), waking up early to read a textbook curled up on the couch, eating cereal for dinner, watching math professors grade like crazy, eating as much of your food as possible so it won't go bad over break, hoping for snow...just for the heck of it, wearing fake glasses to feel smarter, free hot chocolate, sweats, makeup free, 12 AM showers, seeing people pray in line...or during the test, personal e-mails with TA's, glaring at your professor (sometimes it just feels better), light weight backpacks, vending machine cheddar chex mix, day dreaming, resolutions, excitement TO GO HOME!!!!!!
Also, running out of toilet paper but just mooching off your neighbors becuase you don't have time/don't want to go to the store, walking home in the snow from the library at 2 AM, not taking any showers, sleeping in the living room all week, bonding with the missionaries about to leave, anticipating the new people about to move in, getting in trouble for caroling becuase of the 24 hour queit zone rule no one knew existed, reading the entire physical science barf text book, only getting 10 dollars for text book sellback, but at least getting a frozen baby ruth from the text book people, trying to keep track of 5 huge stacks of notes from the entire semester, barfing out 2 papers in 3 hours, getting permission to break into the TA office to turn in papers, cramming in 3 different review sessions in one day, submitting to studying in the armchairs becuase there are no tables open, also submitting to sitting next to someone when there is a table open, wearing the same shirt 2 days in a row and the same pants all week, sweating in the JSB as you climb over testing souls becuase of course people only sit on the edges, actually getting lunch from the cougareat becuase you didn't have time or supplies to make lunch, getting only 3 hours of sleep before getting up for packing, miserably failing the cleaning check you tried to finish at 2 in the morning, but leaving all the leftover chores to your stalwart roommate, excitement for the WEDDING!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Took a trip to Santa Monica Pier while we were in LA, and the weather was so nice and the water was so cold but so refreshing to be in the ocean!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
HAHA! She has a high strung concsience but most of the good ideas that set off consciences like hers, so of course we then had to convince her that it wasn't offensive and rather actually quite hilarious then went right to town!!
Can't you just not wait till this moment is real for any set of sisters in the world?
I was inspired to use my moshi pillow as my belly like Jamie did when she was Kevin. Hahaha. "Training was AWFUL!" I definitely had the biggest and most lopsided belly. But I was also wearing a circus tent, so that was fine.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Life is also still wonderful in other ways! We had our first co-ed volleyball game in which I was elected to be a setter- weird rotation, but we won, then our wonderful-not-on-the-team roommate made a steak dinner for all of us! (by the way, second boy up on the right in this picture is 6'4" and BEASTLY, so there you go. success)
And whatever running I can do I do, even though life is so crazy, it sometimes doesn't happen. But Char and I ran a costume race and she beat a punk rocker (who was not friends with the honor code) and she sprinted into the finish with her little hat a twirlin'! I dressed up as a Spartan.
And I'm still dodging swine flu and eating rather nicely! look at that!
Friday, October 9, 2009
And becuase my life consists of running around like crazy and definitely not putting forth enough effort to get the celery out of the fridge, take the celery out of the bag, break off a couple sticks, move dirty dishes over so I have enough room to stick them under the sink to wash them, dig under all the dirty dishes to find my cutting board, clean a knife which has undoubtedly sunk to the very bottom of all the dirty dishes, then cut the celery up to eat it, there were sadly a couple celery sticks that went to waste becuase they sat in my fridge too long. I would not tolerate this.
And then bliss befell my very self and I discovered that my bottom feeding habits of long ago turned out to be very bottom feeding since I now use a makeshift aquarium in my very own fridge and find it is much easier to obtain the desired snack!
(Even though I still have to open the fridge, take the lid off of the aquarium, stick my hand all the way down into the water since it doesn't have a handle thing like at home and then eat it, at least I don't have to put forth all that work like before when we would have to take it out of the fridge, pull up the handle, then grab the celery, since the handle ran into the shelf above, because who has that kind of time or dedication? not the Bottom Feeders at topaz. I mean widgeon. Or both. Not them.) So anyway, this is an ode to the aquarium, which turned out to be not so bad and I now urge bottom feeders everywhere to be grateful you don't at least have to battle a pile of dirty dishes every time you want some celery. I guess either way, people are right when they say you burn more calories eating celery than you gain by consuming it.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ally!! What could be better! Monroe was SO FUN and SO RELIEVING!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Look in the background; all that blueness is all foam that mixed with the dirt as we swam in it and then we came out looking more green and barf than true blue. And those huge slides really are huge slides that were so fun!
But don't worry, all the fun I have isn't solely crazy things like Monroe visits and true blue and the likes; I wrote my first research paper and loved it, I took my first test in the testing center and LOVED it!!! (Who knew that when you go down to the screen to see your score, multiple people leave notes for long lost friends they glimpse in the room, but obviously can't talk to in the room! BYU only!) and I did my laundry for the first time (as manly... or ... womanly, i guess, as I tried to be , I had NO idea what I was doing. hahaha. I had to ask the boy next to me in the laundromat to help me! Bottom feeder!) and I'm experiencing my first shortage of substantial food. Honey bunches of oats and spaghetti, all the time. (Buy Low, here I come!) (At least I got peaches from the fruit stand before they left!)
And that's all! Thanks for viewing, I'll try to accomplish something more great so these posts can hold some substantial value!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The game... was... miserable.
But so fuN!! We had AWESOME seats so it was kind of sad that it was such a bummer of a game becuase we were in the front row of the end zone! So fun! And Cosmo saw me try and take this picture for Bum and then started acting seductive and play flirty with us and we were weirded out and then he just hopped up right in front of us and wanted us to kiss his cheek, so Rachel did! I wish I had, oh well, I still chomped on a pig heart. (Secret; we think Cosmo's black!)
Saturday, September 12, 2009
They didn't. But I did.
Thanks, Dad! They also handed out free rape whistles (that's what's in my mouth) and the course wasn't exactly the right length, but it was SO FUN! I love races and they even had the oranges afterward, and I got to feel the feeling of already having run a race and coming home to an apartment full of sleeping people! Hooray hooray!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
My roommate Elise! I got 3 GREAT roommates and I didn't have a picture of the Rachel and Chelsea, but know they are wonderful and squeal a lot! We are loud, authentic girls, all of us together!
The lighting is really poor on this picture, but here are about 90 name tags of mine from all the ward things I've attended. We even wear nametags to church! It's really helpful, but also just funny to me that everywhere I go I need a nametag!
This is a nice lanyard. I once had a whole trashload of keys on their at home, but since I only had a house key out here, the lanyard was just extraneous baggage when i ran out the door to go to the OU football game. (WE WON BY THE WAY!) Don't take your key off your lanyard and out it in your pocket if you are expecting to jump up and down University Ave all the way home from such a victory. You will not be in possession of your key much longer. Or thirty dollars much longer after that.
My tap dance shoes! Can you say life dream fulfilled?
So there you have it! Who knows what's to come, but I hope you can enjoy whatever does on this blog!