Thursday, December 25, 2008

White Christmas

This year the family came out to Utah for Christmas. So this is my FIRST EVER white christmas. It's been fun, but I do miss being home and seeing my friends. But I'm thankful for the time I get to spend with my family. And it's fun to have us all in the house here in Provo (minus Josh, who had to stay to work in San Diego). 
Even Kenya came! There she is in the picture, playing in the park down the street. She's never even SEEN snow before, but she's adapting. She loves to jump around in the deep snow and out of all of us, she's probably the warmest with her fur coat! Still, she doesn't dare jump in the little pond...but come summertime I'm sure she'll be in the water the minute she sees it. 
I got a new camera for Christmas! So I'll be putting up tons of pictures and I can make my own Signs alien videos and take pictures by big red trucks in a bathing suit and tights (Kelsey...)
Today I helped my family create a blog. We'll see if they can keep it up...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Semester Review

The semester is over. Finally. 

I think that my motivation to do well is directly proportional to the weather here in Provo.
September: Sunny. Everyone is happy and optimistic. School is easy... A breeze, if you will. A nice, summer breeze. 
December: You slip on a patch of ice and walk around for the rest of the day with a wet butt. You remember why you hate college and find yourself reading an entire textbook in one week to prepare for finals. Even then, you still get a 75. Which is not an accurate measure of your true genius.

a few classes I took this semester...
-Geography & World Affairs.
Claim to Fame: 97% of students leave class with a desire to stab themselves with an AIDS needle. Also, one of the top 5 reasons I changed my major.

Pre-req: Ability to deal with a teacher who has horrible grammar and expects you to understand test questions that are almost a page long and contain no punctuation. 

Course Description: Act like a 7 year old. My favorite class this semester. I learn more spanish from a Taco Bell menu, but my classmates never let me get too bored. I still don't understand that subjunctive thing.

I'm counting down to January 5th.
I have to pee but I'm trying to save toilet paper.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More Distractions...

I mentioned before some of my go-to distractions during finals...well, I'd like to share a couple more with you:

1. Room cleaning. I moved my furniture and even cleaned under my bed. It was a definite time-waster. But now that my room is clean, I can really focus.

2. As I was cleaning my desk, I found some scissors. This lead to the bright idea that I should trim my bangs. This turned into a drastic new style of bangs, some layers added to the length of my hair and a toilet full of huge chunks of hair.
At the time of the self-given haircut, I was a little nervous. But I think it turned out great. I look hawt. 
I dyed it, too.
And then I had a photo shoot with the thermal camera on my macbook. 
And then I blogged about it.

Talk about procrastination...

my grown-up christmas list.

As mentioned before, I am in dire need of a vehicle. Hitching rides just isn't working out for me. I have done some research and decided that my car of choice is definitely a 2009 Lexus GS. But I don't think it would ever work out. So, in an effort to be reasonable, I've decided to settle for a Toyota Camry. I actually like the new body style (anything after 2007) and I could definitely see myself rollin in that kind of ride. 

Don't ask how I know this, but these cars handle like a dream. 

If my parents bought me a new car, I would never ask for a Christmas/b-day present ever again. EVER. Unless I was 40 and unmarried...because then it would just be sad to not have presents PLUS be really lonely. 

Rhonda be dead.

As many of you know, and by many I mean only about 5 people read this, my dear Rhonda is gone. Last week a stupid BMW ran a red light SMASHED her face in. Her air bags flew out, her front end broke off...she was not lookin too hot. In the fight of BMW vs. Rhonda, my bff Rhon did not come out on top. Smoke was coming out, I was running thinking she was gonna blow up on me. 

In the end, I tried to have a good attitude amidst the commotion. All I could do was laugh.

And now I have a small announcement. I am searching for a new BFF. I will not have a show on MTV a la Paris Hilton. But my BFF will be way hotter than anyone on that show. Even Onch. 

Thursday, December 11, 2008

H-B-double hockey sticks.

The Harold B. Lee Library. The worst place to study.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVES the library. But for studying purposes, I might as well be in the middle of an amusement park. I can sit there all day and leave with NOTHING done. I am too much of a people-watcher. And the people in the library are worth watching. trust. 

People #1:
The girls that don't go to the library to study.
They go to the library to TALK. They walk around to every table and somehow know someone at every single table. First of all, how do you know that many people? Second, the library is not a freakin night club. Sit at your table and study. Quit distracting me.

People #2:
The random people that sit at your table.
When I go to the library, I look for an empty table. There are limited tables, however. There is not always the option of an empty table. It is very difficult to study when you're sitting next to someone that wont stop coughing. Or someone that smells like Del Taco. Or someone who you saw on the "people you may know" sidebar on facebook the night before.

People #3:
The guys.
Need I say more? The 5th floor seems to be a haven for attractive men. Attractive, SMART men. It is my DUTY to study them. 

How can one expect anyone to get anything done in a place such as this?? 
I'm bored. I'm going to the library.

#1 Distraction

Today is the last day of school. Tomorrow begins READING DAYS. BYU is so generous as to give us two days (Friday and Saturday...Saturday was already ours, if you ask me) to study for our finals that start next week. I usually look at "reading days" as "play days". Days when I IGNORE my studies. But this year, I need to get serious. Contrary to popular belief, I want to graduate someday.

For me, studying for several hours straight with no distractions is IMPOSSIBLE. If I do that, I just stop paying attention. I learn nothing. How do I break up my study time?
HOT DOG BUSH. has many games that have kept me going through the semester. But my favorite has to be hot dog bush. Just like the website says, this game is ADDICTING. DO NOT get started on it unless you have HOURS to waste. I like to read a section of a book and then reward myself by playing one level.
Hot Dog Bush makes learning fun. 

Another positive about this game: Once you open it, you can play it when you're not connected to the internet. Very nice for those classes in the basement of the JFSB where there's no internet access. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Today I had to take my dear computer, James to the hospital. He is sick. He can't get on the internet. Right now I'm using my roommates computer. Don't tell.