Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sometimes I miss living in an apartment

Today I was at ward prayer, and we do something called “nice notes” You can write a note to someone in the ward and then it gets delivered to them. Then today someone said, I would write you a note, but you don’t live here… Hmmm… Thanks? I just don’t fit in very well. First of all, I don’t really go out of my way to meet new people. Second of all I live outside of the apartment complex, so I guess that makes me an outsider.

I am a little jealous, not that I want to have a social life, but I do like to fit in. I loved freshman year living in apartments. I like when people know who I am, I like when people like me. Just not enough to give up my free rent, and good grades.

Still Nothing Too Eventful…

Today was a pretty long day. I took a test, and then I spent most of my time up in Salt Lake with a friend. You know nothing too eventful. I also filed my taxes. I love it when it says I am going to get a pretty big return. I think I know exactly what I want the return to go towards. I know it’s past midnight… so does that mean I missed a day on my blog? or does the day count from when I wake up to when I go to bed?

Friday, January 29, 2010

A little short on time

First of all I don’t have anything fun or exciting to talk about, second of all I need to study. I have my first Molecular Biology Test tomorrow. Wish me luck, tomorrow is going to be a long day. Sorry so short, maybe something eventful will happen tomorrow.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m scared

  • I have a fear of being handicapped and not having anyone tell me that I am.
  • I am afraid that I am going to be hit by someone riding a bike on campus.
  • I am afraid that I can’t do everything that I want to do.
  • I am afraid of what others think of me.
  • I am afraid of saying something stupid in front of a group of people so I stay pretty much to myself.
  • I don’t know if I am afraid of heights, but I certainly don’t like them
  • I am afraid of letting people down.
  • I am afraid to be late… if I am late to class, or church then I usually won’t go because I hate it so much.
  • I am afraid of the future.
  • High expectations scare me to death
  • Not being perfect scares me, (I know that nobody is, but I don’t want other people to know that I’m not)
  • I am afraid of losing my job. (although I secretly want to)
  • I am afraid of getting bad grades.

But fear is what drives me… because I fear failure it makes me work that much harder so that I don’t fail. I just cross my fingers that my fear is enough to make me successful. If that even makes sense.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How do they do it.

It has only been 27 days and I am out of stories for my blog. I don’t know how anybody does the whole blogging daily thing. Maybe it helps that the people that do have things to write about everyday, have a life. You know, a family, kids, something more than school and work.

Thoughts about my life: Lets see, I have two midterms this week. I had another boy introduce himself and talk to me during class. It is freezing outside. I want to learn more about computer programs. I don’t like having a 35 minute commute to work. I don’t like my hair. I like feeling smart. I am still trying to figure out what to do about work. I am sad that the person I sit next to at work is quitting soon. I am supposed to be training for that relay, but haven’t been (it’s too cold). I think Japanese is kind of fun. Flakey people drive me insane. Wow, I have a boring life…

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good Times

The other day I ran into one of my roommates from freshman year. I love that girl! She recently just got married, and I have only seen her once or twice since the wedding reception.

She’s so cute, I asked her what is new in her life and she said that she loves being a wife. She gets to clean and do laundry… you know what every good wife does. The funny thing is she is perfect for that role. I am pretty sure she was raised to be a homemaker. I am going to make a prediction, I bet she will be pregnant by the time fall semester rolls around.

I miss the days living at Wyview. Seriously, I think freshman year was one of my favorite times. I’m still young and I have plenty more times ahead of me, but I miss being a crazy, carefree, fun, freshman. Those were the days…P1010538 the three of us

Just hanging out with Amelia and Zani

Prank War…

parties 020 parties 017


thanksgiving 015 

My daily dose of pancakes…

football game 012

Football games

fun 005 fun 006

Amber Allie time

me 027  me 026


thanksgiving 048 thanksgiving 047

Old Boy Friends…

Real People 

The comic that I never finished… maybe one of these days.


And of course Scott! 

Freshman was a good year!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Arts and Crafts

I need to get a package out to Scott sometime next week. I hate having to plan things weeks in advance so that he will get them in time. There’s Valentines day (February 14th) and Scotts Birthday (February 17th) It’s nice that I can cram two holidays into one. Sending packages to Japan isn’t very cheap, and I don’t have a lot of money. This is what I started today for his package. IMG_0037

It’s a canister that I decorated. I think it’s pretty cute… but the best part is what I am putting in it.


Little “love notes”, they are mostly just funny little stories and inside jokes, but I thought it was a cute idea…

I’m always on the look out for more ideas on what to send Scott. So if you have any ideas let me know.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Relaxing Sunday

I didn’t get a nap in like I was hoping for, but my day wasn’t too bad today. I updated most of the ward directory, and even made some flyers for the ward party coming up.

I hate to admit it, but I am kind of anti social these days. I went to ward prayer and there was a mix and mingle after. I don’t think that I was made to mingle. I just don’t like it very much. It wasn’t too bad, I didn’t really meet anyone new. Maybe I should work on the whole having a social life thing.

This weeks social goals:

  • Go to a movie with Jessica like I promised
  • Go to dinner with Sheyene, apparently she has lots to update me on.
  • Get together with Kalie… I guess she has a new guy named David that she needs to tell me about.

I think that it enough social interaction for a week.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday is a special day

Saturdays are my favorite day of the week. Here’s why;

  1. I don’t have school
  2. I don’t have work
  3. I can sleep in if I really want to
  4. I can do laundry, there’s nothing like having clean clothes
  5. I can get all my homework done
  6. I can relax, and watch TV
  7. I can get everything cleaned up
  8. I can not put make up on
  9. I don’t have to shower and do my hair
  10. I can stay in pajamas all day
  11. I can get ready for Sunday
  12. I can go to bed early

Today was a GREAT day. I finished up my paper that is due next week, I got another 100% on a Molecular Biology quiz, I finished my math that is due on Tuesday, and I even managed to watch a little Veronica Mars. I also got a hair cut… I didn’t take a before photo, but I will have to take some pictures of myself tomorrow (after I get ready). My family doesn’t think there is much of a difference, but I cut off about 3 inches and I definitely can feel the difference. I like this whole not doing homework on Sundays thing… Now tomorrow will be easy.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Scott’s Christmas Dinner

Nothing is happening in my life, but I think that this video is ridiculous. You’ll have to let me know what you think. This is what Scott ate for Dinner this Christmas.

Click here for the video.

ps. isn’t he cute? Although the video is somewhat disturbing?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Snow… It’s a love hate relationship

My classes start at 8:00 in the morning. Which isn’t too early, but it’s early enough that it hasn’t warmed up too much. It is freezing in the morning… I am not too fond of the cold (I think that it is because I grew up in Arizona) but after a certain amount of time you start to get used to the weather. I never thought I would say it, but 30 degrees isn’t too bad after you get used to it. This morning was a new experience for me. It was snowing, and I actually enjoyed it. Snow is beautiful, it’s white, and clean (I don’t know how clean it actually is, but it looks clean) There is just something refreshing about it. Then I get into my car, and start driving, any love that I had for the snow is gone. I hate driving in the snow. Also, I wouldn’t try wearing a pair of shoes you haven’t worn in a couple of years in the snow, chances are if they are old then they don’t keep your feet dry. Wet feet in the snow is not a good thing. I do love the way snow looks though.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You might think I’m stupid.

I promise that I’m not stupid. I don’t laugh, not because I don’t get the joke, but because I don’t think it is funny. I promise I am not a dumb person. Yes, I knew the answers to the questions you were asking me, but I acted like I didn’t just so you would stop talking… I’m a brat. I don’t think I am better than anyone else, but sometimes I get really bugged by stupid people. They laugh at stupid things that aren’t funny, they ask questions about things they probably should have learned in elementary school. Sometimes they catch me in a good mood and I will throw out a pity laugh, or even explain a couple concepts. But most of the time I just get annoyed. I should probably work on that. One of these days I am going to have to ask my neighbor a question and I am sure they will have the same thoughts run through their head. For the most part, I’m not stupid. At least I don’t think I’m stupid. Just thought I would clear up any misconceptions about me.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lucky me

Last Saturday was the deadline to take a pretest for my calculus class. It counts for 3 homework assignments. I totally forgot to take it. I have no good excuses, it just completely slipped my mind. I can’t believe that I forgot to take it! I have been beating myself up over forgetting since I realized I am retarded. I kept thinking maybe I will email the professor and he will make a exception for me. If I was going to do that I would have to come up with a really good excuse for why I didn’t take it in time. Or I could just tell the truth and say I totally spaced, and he might take pity on me and let me take it late. I got home from work today and I had an email from my teacher saying that he extended the deadline until Monday for the class to take it. I didn’t have to lie and come up with a stupid excuse for why I am a slacker. I didn’t even have to admit that I made a mistake. the problem just took care of itself. Lucky me…

Monday, January 18, 2010

It’s her Birthday…

Amy gives a fresh new perspective on life. With a crazy schedule and a house full of kids her life is never at a stand still. She has a talent for showing her followers a glimpse of her life. Letting her readers experience a wide range of emotions, sadness, happiness, and laughter with her. Her personality is shown through her witty and fun way of telling her stories. She has a sense of humor that is hilarious although others (apparently) may find it offensive. She has a house full of children, and yet she still wants more. She is a fabulous mother,  sister, friend, aunt, and wife, and she cares about others. She is dedicated to sharing her life with people through her writing. Amy knows exactly who she is, and she is okay with herself. She is someone that many look up to, her optimistic outlook on life, her love for her family, and her sense of humor are just a few of the traits we all love about her.  Her blog is a must read, entertaining, and full of surprises. Check it out.



I hope that you have had a great Birthday! I love being able to get to know you and your family better through your blog. I love that you take the time to read and comment on my blog. It is one of those things I look forward to, it keeps me writing. Thanks for letting me get to know you better (even if it’s only through your blog) and for keeping up with what is happening in my life. I love you, and Happy Birthday.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Bishopric Rocks!

I love the bishopric in my ward. They all take the time to get to know us, and what is going on in our lives. My Bishop is the best. I don’t know how he does it. Every time he sees me he asks me something that is specific to what is going on in my life. I bet he could tell you more about what is going on with my life than even my dad could. (For any of you who know my dad, that probably doesn’t mean a whole lot) I just really like that they care enough to keep up with us. All I have to say is my Bishopric rocks!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

No you cannot borrow it…

I did it! I bought myself a new camera! It’s nothing fancy but it is mine! This time I will have it in my possession for longer than a couple weeks. This will be a first. I always seem to lend out my new gadgets when I have only had them for a couple of weeks. Then I never get them back. My first camera I ever bought for myself was for my trip to Africa, then as soon as I got home Jason got his hands on it… Haven’t seen it since. The same thing happened with my Ipod, it was brand new… I wonder if he even knows where it’s at. I guess the good thing about people stealing your stuff is you can use it for a gift to them when you don’t have the money or time to get them a present, and you know that you should have. Jason got my camera for his wedding… by that point it had stopped working, but that is his problem, not mine.

So, Brooke. Merry Christmas 2008. My dad never got you a present, so consider that little blue camera that I haven’t seen in… a long time a present to you. You can have it, keep it, consider it yours. And for anyone who would like to borrow my camera, No. If you want I will come take pictures for you though.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Poor Kelci…

She had to get her wisdom teeth taken out today. Luckily me and her only have our upper ones, the bottom never grew in. I am supposed to be getting mine out soon, but I haven’t called to schedule it. Ewww, I don’t want to get mine taken out. Kelci said she could feel presure, and then she could hear things cracking. When I get mine out, I am definitely going to have to be put under. I can deal with blood, but I don’t like the harshness of dealing with bones and teeth. So orthopedic surgery is off my list of specialties. I will probably wait for a while to get mine out, it isn’t like they are doing anything, they are just sitting there. All the of dentist I have been to before the one I am going to right now have told me that I don’t have to worry about my wisdom teeth. Kelci is just miserable, now that the numbness is going away. There isn’t really anything that I can do for her. I told her I would sit with her and watch a movie or something. Plus I hope that the Tylenol PM kicks in soon so she can get some sleep tonight.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I guess it’s worth the wait

It has been about 2 weeks since I got my last letter from Scott. Well, today I got  two! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy getting letters from him. It’s the highlight of my week. He’s doing really well, and he’s cute. He’s had 3 baptisms in the past 3 weeks. I think that’s awesome. He’s doing great, and getting chubby… I think it’s funny!

While in the MTC:



cold bikes 

He says that it is only his face that is chubby, but I can’t tell because this is how he is dressed in all the pictures. . It  totally cracks me up.

Also, Today was my first day of running… All I have to say is what was I thinking. First of all it is freezing outside, secondly since when do I like to run? Maybe I will stick with in, and get into amazing shape or something. I hear the first few runs are the hardest and then it kind of becomes addictive.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I guess this means I need to start training.

Remember how like 6 months ago I though that it would be a good idea to start training for a relay? Well, that relay is in 6 months and it has been too cold to train. I guess this means that I might actually have to start using my gym pass that I pay for every month. Everyone that I know who has done it, loved it. I want to do it, it would look good on my list of things I’ve accomplished in my life, but I really don’t want to start training. I only need be able to run about 10 miles… I know I’m crazy. Check out the route, I don’t know which runner I am yet, but I definitely have the hills to train on considering I live on a mountain. Do I really have the motivation to train? Probably not, but I think Courtney would be mad if I didn’t try. Wish me luck.


Favorite quotes from my professors:

“Oh my gosh, I am being hugged by a prostitute”

“Don’t spit on your over head, it shows up”

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Random facts you might not know about me…

  1. I won’t drink tap water, I only drink bottled or filtered water
  2. I think Orange flavored candies are almost the worst flavor ever
  3. I have a lot of OCD tendencies. (I have to recopy my math homework so it looks pretty, stuff like that)
  4. I am 5’10, and I wish I were shorter.
  5. I am some sort of Science major at BYU, maybe PDBio, maybe Microbiology. I just need to choose.
  6. I have the typical Mormon hobbies (quilting, scrapbooking, etc.)
  7. I love to travel, and I wish I had the money and time to do it.
  8. My mom is one of my best friends.
  9. I don’t like English, and I avoid all English classes mainly because I suck at it. Which you probably know if you read my blog very often.
  10. Science and math come much easier for me.
  11. I am interested in why things work the way they do, I think that is why I like science and math.
  12. I over analyze EVERYTHING!
  13. I love playing board games, and card games.
  14. I know how to solve a Rubiks cube.
  15. I am always cold, sometimes even in the summer.
  16. I am a perfectionist (kind of goes along with #3)
  17. I sleep with 3 blankets every night
  18. I hate asking for help, even though I know life would be much easier if I just got over myself and ask for help
  19. I hate driving by myself, so I am always on my phone or try to be with someone else.
  20. Black and gray make up the majority of my clothing.
  21. I love getting things in the mail, so it is officially my job to get the mail and I get mad if they get it first.
  22. I have a list of 200 things I want to do before I die (maybe that will be my post for another night when I have nothing to write about)
  23. I have a hard time saying no to people, even though I don’t have time to do the things people ask me to do.
  24. I am going against a Harward trait, which means trying really hard not to be a flake
  25. I rarely wear matching socks, I have lots of colors and I don’t bother to sort them.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Just another day…

Let’s see, I got up early, went to School. Left School, went to work, hated work… This sounds like pretty much everyday of my life.

I guess there where a couple highlights to my day:

  • I actually said hi to my cousin in class, I don’t think he cared too much. Oh well, at least I made an effort.
  • I ran into one of my favorite people today on campus. I love her to death, and I wish I got to see her more often.
  • I got to work on commission stuff at work, I really like working with commissions. Too bad that ended pretty quickly.
  • I got to go shopping with my mom, she bought a couple new outfits. Plus she bought me a couple pieces of jewelry and a sweatshirt.

My life is pretty boring, isn’t it? I do the same things everyday. I stay really busy, but nothing too eventful happens. Aren’t you glad that I don’t write you a letter ever week. Poor Scott.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Can Sunday even be considered part of the weekend?

I swear, Sundays are just as much work as any other day of the week. I think mostly it is so much work because I’m Mormon. In order to be qualified as active you have to attend meetings after meetings. For the average person there is the 3 hour block every Sunday. Sacrament, Gospel Doctrine, and then Relief Society/Priesthood. Then there are the yearly interviews that typically take place around your birthday. (I think this is to make sure they don’t miss anyone.) Then there is the end of the year tithing settlements, temple interviews. Church takes up a lot of time. Then you get a calling. Which you don’t mind doing, it will help you get to know others in the ward, so it shouldn’t be too bad. Wrong, that’s when they throw on a bunch more meetings that you are supposed to attend. Also being in a singles ward you are expected to attend FHE on Mondays. Then when you can’t go, people in the ward come and ask you where you were last Monday and why you didn’t attend FHE. They act like they genuinely care, but you know most people just want to boost their stats. They have that, “we don’t want you to become inactive” look in their eye. Then when I tell them that I work, and it doesn’t fit into my schedule they relax a little, let it sink in, then ask if there is anyway that I can change my schedule so I can get off earlier. Also, I can’t forget about Institute, every Tuesday and Wednesday. Well, I can’t attend that either. I promise I am not going inactive, but it just seems like sometimes it requires a lot to be what most consider an “Active Mormon”. Sometimes I just want to give up.

This month there have been 3 ward council meetings. There is another next week. I am hardly able to sit through 3 hours, but now my 3 hours is more like 4.5 hours. Oh, and making a ward directory sucks! Do you know how much time it takes every semester? My point is, Sunday is a lot of work, and some of it isn’t as painful as other parts. But it is work none then less and I don’t think it can be considered part of my weekend. You know the break you get after a long week. It is more like work to start to a long week. You do what you have to. :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Target is a very dangerous place for me

I have been trying to get the whole basement completely cleaned and organized today. Even though a lot of improvement has been made, I am still not very satisfied. Why do I have so much STUFF. It’s a work in progress and maybe one of these days I will actually finish getting everything put together.

After a long day of cleaning I thought I deserved a treat. So I asked my mom if she wanted to go to Target with me to get some ice cream. Anyone who knows my family very well know that we are very loyal Target fans. That’s where you will find us at 3:00am on Black Friday. Me, my mom, Jason, and Kelci have all worked there. I probably spend 2 or so hours a week there… even if I don’t need anything. Mostly just to blow time between school and work.  Target is our store, I could probably point you in the right direction better than an employee when trying to find something. Well, our quick ice cream trip turned into a 2 hour adventure. We didn’t do anything in particular, just walked around and made fun of all the crazy things that people actually buy. The $3.00 I was planning on spending quickly turned into $70.00. Did I really need the shelves, or a season of Veronica Mars, or the picture frames? No, not really. Did I want them? Indeed I did. I am happy with my purchases. But I can’t say the same about the amount in my bank account. I love Target, I really do, but I need to banned. I’m addicted, I can’t get in and out with out buying something completely unnecessary.

Friday, January 8, 2010

So this is what it feels like to be prepared

High School was a breeze for me. I worked minimal hours, all of the concepts were really easy. I didn’t really have to try, it just came to me. BYU is the complete opposite as that. My first two semesters were pretty easy, mostly just boring generals that I wanted to get out of the way. My second year at BYU was okay, I stressed out about EVERYTHING. This past semester, was tough until I dropped Calc, then things got a whole lot easier. I’m not far enough into the semester to really know how it’s going to turn out.

I never had good study habits before. High School is where you are supposed to learn good study habits.  I never had to study to get the grade. This past week, I have done all of my work, and it felt good to go to class prepared. I am going into the weekend and I don’t have any homework to do. Usually my weekends are filled with trying to catch up on the reading or trying to catch up on any missed sleep. I am a natural procrastinator. But I am totally caught up (sure it’s only been a week but I have had 4 quizzes so far) and I am getting plenty of sleep. This is very weird territory for me, but I like it. One week down, many more to go, I wonder how long I will be able to keep this up.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

At least someone thinks I’m smart

It’s 9:13 and I am already done for the day. How awesome is that? Yesterday I decided to ask to take today off from work. Then towards the end of my shift my supervisor asked if I wanted to leave early. It was only about a half an hour early, so I was completely up to going home for the night. Then he said, “And you don’t have to come in tomorrow” My first thought was, Oh crap is this the way they are letting me know I am fired. Then after a moment of panic I remembered I requested the day off only a couple hours before. So, today I get to have a break mostly because I wanted to make sure I didn’t do anything to stupid at work. That’s not why I’m smart though.

I had my math lab today and the TA put up a couple questions on the board. She asked us to work by ourselves and do the best that we could to solve the problems. After about 10 minutes she asked us to get into pairs and help each other with any problems that we had in solving them. I sit in the back of the class usually. A boy moved back to sit next to me. He compared answers with me on the first couple problems, and then he asked how I did the last one. I gave a short explanation for how to plug in the right numbers and he smile and nodded like he followed what I was talking about then I see him look at what I got, write down the answer, and then he asked me to compare. Of course it was exactly what I had written on my paper. I thought it was kind of funny though. Then I stood up to leave after class and he asks if we can study sometime. I have no problem with studying but my schedule sure isn’t very fun to work with. I told him I would be fine with studying with him, and I turned to leave the class.  As I am walking away he says, “Can I at least get your number?” I guess that would be helpful wouldn’t it. I haven’t ever done the whole study thing with a group or another person before because I  get bothered easily when I have to explain things more than once or twice. But I am flattered, at least someone thinks I’m smart.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I have fallen in love…

I  haven’t ever realized how much fun reading can be. I LOVE it! I am a little disappointed that I have been missing out on all the fun for most of my life. I don’t even know where it started. I just picked up a book, finished it, started on a new book an finished it…and now I am looking for some suggestions. This whole reading thing is new to me. It’s exciting. I’ve never had the urge in my life to read, but something changed. I am required to read one book for my mission prep class. I bought all three of the options and I am half way done with the first one. Sure it isn’t the most interesting read, but I think it has some great lessons in it. I enjoy reading just about anything. Crazy. I never thought I would be one of those reading type people.

I am slowly getting better at reading. Which I have found useful when there is a large reading assignment for classes. Science will always be a difficult read, but I don’t get tired of reading as easily.What a great thing to love. Life is great… new hobbies are great… and I like to read, who would have thought?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Work sucks, and I am dumb

Do you want to hear something sad? I HATE my job! I hate taking call after call from people who want to complain about one thing or another. They used to trust us at work, it used to be fun. Just recently they started adding all sorts of rules. Rules can be a good thing. They let us know what is expected from us. Now they have rules like you can’t say can, only may. If you say can on a phone call then you will get a warning… Really? Do you think that someone is really going to be offended if I ask them if there is anything I can help them with? Plus I think it sounds better to say can. I hate reading from a script, it makes us seem like robots. We have to ask how they are. Lots of times they are angry, so how are you today? “I think that your company is scam and that you are stealing all of our money” Okay… can I get your account number? I’m sure that is what they wanted. They want us to read a script instead of responding naturally to the caller. I HATE my job!

Here I am asking myself, why do you still work there? I want to say because I get paid well, and it really isn’t that bad. But the truth is that it is that bad. I get paid okay, I probably wouldn’t be able to find a job that pays the same especially around BYU campus. I don’t think I could go back to the whole minimum wage thing. So really, why haven’t I quit yet? Because I am scared. I have no real skills, so if I did quit what would I do. I need to work, pay for my car and stuff. This job is pretty secure, I don’t get in trouble very often, and overall I am well liked. I want out, but I don’t have the guts to act. I am comfortable where I am, I may hate it, but I am pretty good at it. If I quit I wouldn’t even know where to start. I could go back to target…no thanks. I could work for my dad again… actually I don’t even know what he does anymore so that wouldn’t work. I would like to get a job at the hospital, but I need to get my MA or something so I won’t be in charge of cleaning out bed pans… I don’t know what to do. I am dumb.

Monday, January 4, 2010

I can handle school, but can I handle work?

I am really looking forward to classes, after the first day I think that I will enjoy them for the most part. I am a little worried about my Molecular Biology class though. The homework has to be done in groups. I hate group things because my schedule isn’t the easiest thing to work with. I can do it by myself, but I lose points for not doing it in a group. We’ll see what happens with that. Mission Prep will be fun, I am a little sad that we aren’t using Preach my gospel as the text like they used to, but I am excited none the less. Robby (my cousin) is in that class with me, although I bet I won’t get to talk to him much he seems to always have  a crowd around him. Good for him, way to be social.

Now work is what is going to kill me. I do so much more work than everyone around me. I hate it! I wish I was one of those nonobservant types, then I would never know how unfair things are. Oh well, I am hoping to be able to get a job at the hospital after this semester. I can stick it out for another couple of months.

My days really aren’t very eventful, but I did hear a funny story so I thought that I would share.

I guess the other day this lady called into Target just absolutely sobbing. The person who answered the phone passed it on to the Guest Service Team Lead who was trying to figure out what had happened to make the lady so upset. She kept telling them, “I need you to check this wedding registry for me”, “I need you to make sure that it is correct” Of course there isn’t a way to see if it is correct because different people register for different things. By now the lady is freaking out so much and the GSTL didn’t know what the problem was. She then started to explain herself, “My daughter is supposed to be getting married in the temple, and there are diapers on her registry. I need you to check if this is correct. She is supposed to be getting married in the temple. How could she do this, will you please make sure it is right?”… Nice way to find out your daughter is pregnant… Of course target would be the first place I would call too if I thought my daughter was pregnant.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Semester Here I Come…

It’s hard to believe that I have to go back to school tomorrow. I am pretty excited. I actually enjoy going to school, it’s the missing out on a social life because I have to study that I don’t really like. This semester I am going to take it pretty easy. Calculus, Molecular Biology, Mission Prep.

I need a religion credit, and I think that mission prep would be a good class, whether or not I am planning on going on a mission. I want to gain a better understanding of the gospel as a whole, and we will be using the preach my gospel through out the semester.  Plus the professor that I have is known to be the best religion teacher at BYU. Randy Botts, I haven’t taken any classes from him so far, but I have had roommates that have. They said that he is AMAZING. I am really looking forward to his class, and I hope to gain a better knowledge of the basic gospel principles.

Calculus… I was enrolled in this class last semester, but then I got sick for a week, and got way behind so I dropped the class. I am pretty sure that I had swine flu. If you haven’t ever gotten a week behind in a College level math class then you don’t understand how impossible it is to catch up. The good news is I know most of the material, and so the class should be much easier the second time around. (At least the first part of the class will be easy)

Molecular Biology is going to be interesting. It is required for my current major, which is Physiology and Developmental Biology. I went into the advisement center the other day and they tried to convince me to change my major to Microbiology. I really like the anatomy part of the major I am in right now. But if I switch to Micro then I will have more opportunities to get in to a research lab. I will finish this semester and then maybe I will consider switching my major if I enjoy this class.

9 credits… that isn’t too bad. I can handle 9 credits and work at the same time. When I start doing the stuff to get my MA then my life might get a little more complicated.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2 days down 363 days to go

I am not necessarily making a commitment to doing 363 more blog posts this year, but just counting down til the end of 2010. However, I will try harder to keep everyone informed on the not so many happenings of my life.

Today was a good way to end winter break.

Sleeping in… check

Grabbing lunch at In-N-Out Burger with a friend who I haven’t talked to in almost a month (guess that is what happens when girls get a boyfriend)… check

Going to Target to buy a Michael Buble CD and leaving with 3 (He is my newly found obsession, plus who doesn’t LOVE target?)… check

Having my mom call and ask me to do a pedicure at 3:00, then realizing it is a girl that I used to be in Young Womens with, my age with two kids, then being grateful I have my life and not hers… check

The first lesson in my Japanese Rosetta Stone… check

Dinner with my Best Friend from Freshman year, Allie and her husband, at Happy Sumo…check

Sitting down with my mom to watch an old Scary movie, and by old I mean that I actually found Jack Nicholson to be some what attractive, and falling asleep…check

Chocolate overload ice cream… check

What a day! It was really good. Lots of food, and friends. I think it was a great way to spend my last Saturday of my break.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Is it really already 2010?

I am just hoping that this year goes by just as quickly as 2009. I have kind of been in a funk since Christmas, and I am dying for time to speed up again. Christmas break has been awesome, I have gotten to relax a little, and sleep in. Time goes by way to slowly when I am not having to do homework or study. Plus, not having a social life kind of makes time seem slower too.

My Christmas was perfect. I don’t think that I could have asked for anything better. Here’s why:

  • I got to sleep in
  • My dad and the boys came over for presents and breakfast
  • My mom made waffles, I really like waffles
  • I got to open presents (sorta)
  • We hung out over at Jason and Joce’s house and ate dinner with them
  • I got to talk with Scott of the phone… :) (Yes, I cried)
  • I got even more presents
  • I got to play games with Scotts family
  • I got to play games with Jason, Joce, her parents, my mom, Kelci, Bryce, and Chandler (aka Cameron, who is Jocelynn’s brother and Kelci’s boyfriend at the moment)

I don’t think I would change anything from my day. Maybe the anxiety about being able to talk to Scott.

Ever since then I have kind of been dreading the next year and a half… I forget sometimes how much I miss Scott, and talking to him definitely got me thinking. It’s a little less than a year and a half, but from where I am standing right now that seems like eternity. I am sure time will go by quickly again once I am back and school, and constantly busy, but time just doesn’t seem to go by quick enough.

New Years… was really fun. A friend drove up from California to spend some time with me. He came over and we played a couple games with my mom. At midnight we went outside and we banged on some pots and pans. Lit some sparklers and threw those pop things on the ground. Bryce was quite the entertainer. He was being so funny with the sparklers, he reacted to each sparkler a different way, those are the moments where I really wish I had a video camera. Then later Kelci and Cameron came over and played games with us. Pretty good new year.

UPDATE ON SCOTT: He is doing really good right now. He has had a couple baptisms, and he is loving being in Japan. He has written me every single week since he has been gone, and even sent me a couple packages. He’s pretty great. I think that everyone in my family agrees that he is a keeper. We’ll see what happens… :)

New Years Resolutions:

  • This year I am finally going to try Stacy’s…? advice. I am going to try to put scripture study and prayer before my school studies.
  • I need to be better about writing Scott every week, I do send him emails but, letters in the mail are so much more fun than emails.
  • Do all of my homework before it is actually due so I am not rushing around last minute to get it done.
  • Put 30% of every pay check into savings… it’s about time I start saving some money just incase I need it later.
  • Learn Japanese… this one is kind of just for fun, and I thought it would be a fun surprise for Scott when he gets home. I bought the Japanese Rosetta Stone today… This will be very interesting.
  • Cross off 10 thing from my “to do before I die” list.
  • Be a better daughter (maybe I should talk to my dad more often than once a month)
  • Be a better sister, keep up with what is happening in Jason’s life, and get to know my sister a little better

I can’t really think of very many things right now, but that’s a good start. If you have any other suggestions of things I might want to work on during 2010, let’s hear it.

Happy New Year everyone!