Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Study Abroad

Hey all 6 of my loyal followers! If you would like to donate to my study abroad fund please click the link! Nothing is too small and I would GREATLY appreciate anything!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One of my very best friends Merilee, is ENGAGED!!! And not only is she engaged, but she is engaged to the guy I set her up with, anyone else need some eternal match making? ;) back on point:

I am soo overly excited for this day. I am writing this a few weeks before as Derek just told me today that he has a ring, I didn't heckle him too much to tell me when, where and how, although I wish I could know everything, but I will put a limit to my knowledge. I am currently soo excited that I really want to tell everyone, but I promised Derek I would "forget" this info. Mer, I love you, and this has been so hard to keep to myself, because I tell you essentially everything. Anyways to a life full of love and laughter (and little babies whose minds I am going to corrupt jk....maybe)

Derek-remember our chat!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Thoughts

These pretty much sum up my feelings about the election!
I laugh at the people who try and post something politically enlightening and don't use correct grammar, short hand, use the wrong word, or blatantly spell something wrong.

Anyways on more important topics of the election, one of my professors, who is extremely intelligent, worked in the Reagan Administration, has connections to about everything, taught in Finland, and served his mish with Romney was talking about abolishing the electoral college because its basically passed its prime. I kind of agree with that statement, and then I get on facebook, and realize there are still dumb aces that I do not want to influence such fragile objects. I think there should be compromise (since this country is all about compromise i.e 3/5ths compromise, Mason Dixon Line) that allows popular vote to count for 40 or 50 % and then electoral college to count for 60 or 50%, then people will feel like their votes actually count, and the electoral college can balance out the idiots that shouldn't be voting, or allowed to post anything on a public forum.

Anyways I look forward to 2016


Monday, August 13, 2012

The best two weeks of the past 4 years!

Well as the Olympics have come and gone, and I have devoted the hours it is on to watching it (with the exception of work and a few encounters with friends) there are some things that I have found incredibly inspiring:
1.      The women from Afghanistan and Qatar competing in the 100m sprints. They weren’t first, or second in qualifying, but the woman from Afghanistan was last in her heat and the woman from Qatar did not finish due to a hamstring injury; but there is so much more importance than winning the race, they have won in so many other aspects. It is the first year women have competed for Afghanistan, which means huge strides for them. Also they don’t have the level of training as the American women or the Jamiacans (as we know the swept the 100m in 2008), but they are still here representing their country trying their hardest. I think they deserve more than a Gold Medal, Platinum.
2.      The rower from Niger. Niger has no coastal borders, and is covered 80% by the Sahara. He was a single man rower, and finished in last, more than a minute behind the first place guy. The cheers when he crossed were so incredibly loud. Once again the lack of intense training did not stop him from living his dream as an Olympian.
3.      The 15yr old swimmer from Lithuania than won gold in the 100m breaststroke. This is pretty self explanatory, but even Michael Phelps didn’t medal when he competed in Sydney at 15.
4.      Not inspiring but Usain Bolt is incredibly arrogant.
 5. Oscar Pistorious aka blade runner 
6. Countries that won their very first medals ever, Grenada, I had never heard of this country, but after the background stories, I kinda want to visit!

My faves
- Swimming, naturally
- Rowing
-Water Polo
- All the world records that got slaughtered
- everything
- Oh and also that the Chinese got second in the medal count! USA
- I also found out I can get a masters in Olympic Studies, your reading the next Jacques Rogge's blog

Now until Rio:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Why my dog is probably (actually definitely) better than your dog

You know how everyone thinks their child is the cutest and most perfect baby? Well I don't have any offspring of my own, but my dog (hereinafter "Rookie"(some work skillz)) is the best and here is a list why:
-He looks like he is wearing a tuxedo
-He has big ears
-I am his favorite person
-He sleeps in my bed every morning, only when I am in it though
-He is so intelligent
-He knows when one of  the four of drives up and always goes and waits by the door
-He loves ice cream & popcorn
-He loves car rides, window down, wind in his fur
-He has a mean bark
-He growls at my family when they try to disturb our sleep
-He only hates two things: getting bathed and the mail man
-He loves to play
-He loves to be outside with us, and meeting new people
-He like to play with people rather than other pups
 who wouldn't love this face?

Thursday, June 7, 2012


The other day I was thinking about this lady that was in my ward growing up, who passed away when I was in high school. She was soo vibrant and her mature age. I got the chance to get to know her better at this little luncheon we had in young women. She was somewhere in her mid 90s when she passed and you would have never guessed it, anytime she bore her testimony or signed a card she would say I am 91 and a half years old, or however old she was at the time. She never ceased to put a smile on my face, or any others. She passed away in her sleep, and Im sure when she got to reunite with her husband she was so cheerful and beaming even more than usual. I grew very fond of her, and I miss her dearly. I can only hope to be half as exuberant when I am only 75. She is truly missed.

Friday, May 11, 2012

East Coast lovin'

Right now my heart yearns to be on the east coast, but more during fall, mostly because humidity and my hair are not the best of friends. I am not quite sure why especially because I have only really been to DC. I think its because the computers at work have desktop backgrounds of fall on the east coast. I really think I could live there. Right now I want a house like this:
but maybe some greener grass. Even this one will do:
I love this pathway.

I would love to see things like this while driving to work or church:

Don't get me wrong Utah does have some pretty colors and all but let's be real, Utah is so bipolar sometimes it forgets that we have to have a fall.