Tuesday, May 20, 2008

School is For Fools

So I finished the Spring semester of School!!! WOO HOO! I'm officially a Senior in college! Who would've thought that this underachiever whose ditching record in high school was abysmal would even GO to college, to say nothing about making it this far! ha ha. One would think this would be a great time to relax before embarking upon my last two semesters, but I, instead, decided to take classes this summer.

These two summer classes I signed up for started yesterday, so I went online to check them out and they freaked me out! They're both 400-level classes and both condensed 6-week versions, but additionally, one of the classes is with a teacher I've had before and hated and it looked
ridiculously intense! So... like a true scholar... I bucked up and... dropped the class! :) I replaced it with a class that starts in July. :) I know, I'm a wimp, but I need to keep my mental health intact for the next year so that I can
graduate in May 2009!

Speaking of my mental health... I had a dream last night that I found out last-minute that I could graduate this year, in 2008, and so I was scrambling to get the the graduation ceremony (which was a week and a half ago, mind you) and then I woke up. I think these last several semesters of intense schoolwork have made me go a little wacky in the subconscious. I guess I shouldn't complain. Some people spend countless years going to school, and I'll be able to complete my degree in 4 years, thanks to a little scholarship I like to call the Millenium and the TONS of help I get from my Family. I am very blessed and am looking forward to graduating in 2009 :)

Anyways, thanks for listening to me rant about school. I did stick with the one class, American Literature, which should be fun despite the
tons of reading required. I hope you all find yourselves in good spots in your lives! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I've never been very good at tag...

So I got tagged and didn't want to punk out so here it is, but let me just say: This is probably a lot cooler for people who have kids and/or weren't asked to recall what they were doing when they were 11 years old Ü ha ha ha.

What is the best thing you cooked last week?

Actually, I haven't cooked much since I've been here at Steve's Ü I'm gonna go ahead and say that the mashed potatoes that "I" made last week were the best though... I'm allowed to claim that I made them because I chopped them up after someone else peeled them and before someone else cooked, mashed, and seasoned them. Ü Those mashed potates were delicious. Ü

If time, money, and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who?

WELL, since time, money, and babysitting are no object, I'd take my whole family on a huge trip... First, visiting the church history sights, then catching a flight to Europe, hit Australia for a couple weeks, hit Hawaii, and then camp somewhere cool to finish out the trip. We'd probably take the kids so that they can see kangaroos and such, but we'd bring along several babysitters so that Jana and I can see the sights too! ha ha ha. Yeah.... it would take us a couple months but it would be a blast. Ü Dream big, right?

When was the last time you cried?

Stepmom... Last week... Gets me every time.

List 5 things you were doing 10 years ago. (1998)

Well... Age 11 was a big time for me. I'm pretty sure I was excited to be leaving Elementary School and embarking on my Brown Jr. High memories... We probably had a Nintendo 64 by then... I sure liked that. I was probably "going out" with a fellow 11-year-old...which didn't mean much. Ummm... I need 2 more noteworthy things from 1998... I started babysitting a little and I wrote poems. PHEW... I wasn't sure I'd get through the dullness of that question. Hope some of you are still with me Ü

List 5 things you were doing 5 years ago. (2003)

Now we're talking... The coolest thing that happened around May of 2003 was the Choir Trip we took to Disneyland. It was Jana's senior year, my sophomore, and we won like all of the awards they offer for choir so we felt pretty awesome... it probably didn't hurt that we were in the Happiest Place on Earth Ü Earlier on in the year Jana and I went to All-State Choir in Carson City which remains as one of my favorite memories ever. I've always loved to read, so some of the summers in high school I would read a ton of novels. I was probably, as ever, enjoying my lil' neices and nephews (there were only 9 of them then!) as well. Basically, I was just enjoying being 16: Driving, Dating, and Ditching School a lot Ü

List 5 things you were doing 1 year ago (2007)

Jana and I both quit our jobs and spent a month in Utah. It was SO fun! We shopped and went to movies and hung out with our awesome family in Utah. It was fun. I would have also just been finishing my Sophomore year of college and deciding not to go to summer school (for my first and only summer with no classes in college!) It was a good time.

List 7 of your favorite hobbies.

Board Games
Hanging out with family and friends
Watching The Office

Name 5 of your favorite foods.

Fettuccini Alfredo, Delicious veggies cooked perfectly, Tacos, Sandwiches, and Fruit (particularly watermelon, oranges, strawberries, and rasperries Ü)

Name 5 places you have been.

If it weren't for school trips, I would only be able to say Nevada and Utah, but thanks to choir trips, I've also been to various locations in California and also Orlando, FL.

List 5 of your favorite Memories:

Oh man... This one is really difficult because I have SO MANY favorites. I think all I can do is say my 5 favorite categories of memories...

I loved high school... LOTS of fun trips, dates, and weekends with friends. If I'd have known I would be making some of my favorite memories, I might have taken advantage of it a little more Ü

The Cabin is my favorite place and I've loved spending atleast once a year there since childhood. I loved going there and getting dirty when I was younger. Some favorite times: when everyone was sick with the flu ( I know everyone else thought this year was a nightmare, but I thought it was really funny and what else would have brought us together and bonded us like a massive outbreak of various symptoms of the flu?!) Another memorable one was the year Randall came (his first trip with the family) and got a tree limb to the face... poor guy. With the card games, hikes, and fresh air, this group of memories won't soon be forgotten.

Another group of memories which I love are the late-night talks with my family and friends. I've laughed harder and been more honest in these talks than in any other time of my life

Tons of Road Trips with my family and friends come to mind!

All of the Holidays with the Family are some of the best times I've ever had. Our Christmases have been sweet and fun. Memorial Days that we've visited our angel sister Tami's grave as well as our beloved grandmother's bring us together and make us excited to see them again. The Day-After-Thanksgiving early-morning sales adventures have been awesome... We are basically pros at this point Ü Valentines Day cookie decorating turned "chubby bunny" contest--- hysterical and caught on tape Ü Really, everytime we're together on the Holidays (or any other time for that matter) we create more of my favorite memories.

I'm adding a sixth one to say that one of my favorite memories was when we were sealed as a family when I was 9. I get to be with all my awesome family forever! Ü

So at this point in this game of tag, I think I'll just hypothetically sit in the grass and not tag anyone because everyone has already been tagged by Candice Ü If anyone wants to be "it", feel free to do so. Ü

Saturday, May 3, 2008


To keep everyone posted on my adventures in Utah: Jana and I just had such a fun night! We went to dinner and then to 2 dollar movies! You have to LOVE cheap movies! It was $7 total for both of us to see 2 movies and it was only that expensive because its Saturday night. That's a big bonus that Utah has: Dollar movie theaters.

Anyways... We watched Vantage Point and Penelope. Vantage point was alright, but the way that they chose to show each character's vantage point annoyed me more so than intriguing me. It really was pretty good, but not as good as it could have been if some stylistic features weren't in it.

But Penelope way outdid my expectations! It was SO good! I expected it to be some kind of "Love yourself the way you are" film (which it was) but I didn't expect such cute side stories. And the love story in it is so dang adorable!

Anyways, It was super cute and I suggest that you Utah folk hit the Dollars to see it ASAP and hopefully it will come out to DVD soon for everyone else!

Anyways, as you can see I'm continuing to enjoy my indefinite stay in Utah and as soon as I finish this semester (one more week!) the fun will just multiply!