Now I know all 6 of you that admit to following this beauteous blog of mine probably thought I had fallen off the face of the earth- I didn't. Although there have been times where I wish I had, such as today when I had to take my math test. Remember how much I love it? Here. So yes I am done with math and spanish FOREVER!!!! Praises be. After I take my D&C test tomorrow, I shall be a free woman for approximately 3 weeks! These three weeks will consist of free food, sleep, sleep, chauffeur Mac/Mom/Dad, family, tv, sleep, rookie, sunshine, shorts, sleep, PRESENTS, and not 9:00 church. So all in all life is grand, or will be soon enough. I will no longer have to wake up before the sun rises to go to class, as today when I left for my first test the sun was no where near making it over the mountains and when I got out of the test it was EFFING snowing. Probs gonna be worse next semester. ugggh. Someone told me that when they is around me they start talkin all ghetto n stuff, I decided its a compliment. Also if any of you don't read/follow this website PUHLEASE DO! Someone should buy me Hustla da Rabbit shirt.
Actually this is more of a rant because I absolutely hate that class!!! I hated it 4 years ago when I took it the first time and I hate it again. Its so freaking dumb. The worst is online calculus because if you forget a close parenthesis-WRONG, oh you wrote ex sqaured divided by 3 instead of the cubed root of ex squared (due to parenthesis nonetheless) -WRONG AGAIN. Oh you didn't write the lim as ex approaches blah blah every step of the way? haha WRONG AGAIN. They don't even give you bonus points for being partially right- UGHHH. This stupid class shall be the BANE of my existence, I am so glad this is the last math class I will EVER have to take. Don't get me wrong though I used to LOVE math, until I got to calculus, my brain just doesn't have much more capacity than that. cant. handle. this. Honestly if I didn't have smart friends *ahem Matthew* my grade would suck!!! Oh did I mention that there is this really annoying girl in my lab who thinks she is like the little assistant that can answer questions students ask- oh wait you can't, every time she opens her little yap I want to throw my hands in the air in be like YOURE ANNOYING NO ONE LIKES YOU ZIP IT. But I don't, instead I try and get splinters out of my finger whenever she speaks. uggghhhh only 2 more weeks, which means 7 more lectures and 4 more labs HALLELUJAH.
Well out here in Provo we had our first snowfall a few nights ago. It wasn't much, most everything had defrosted after we got home from church. Now the mountains and trees were all pretty with little white frost across them, but aside from the pretty scenery there are some negative effects from winter season. Coming from California (notice I didn't shorten that to 'cali', nor will I ever) our winters consist of throwing on a hoodie and whipping out your cute vans or uggs, because rarely does it get below 60- maybe 57 if you're lucky. But here in P-town things are a tad different.
You may wear a hoodie-under another jacket
You rarely wear vans, you rock the rain boots or other HOTT boots.
You most definitely do not wear uggs when it is icy because you will fall (the only girls I have ever seen fall on campus were wearing uggs)
You wear at least one pair of gloves.
Tights or thermal underwear go under the pants.
The second you step out of the shower you immediately put lotion everywhere because you will regret it an hour later when you are soo itchy from all that dry skin.
You constantly have dry boogies that hurt like a mother (oh wait just me? eh well now you know one of my winter flaws)
Your chances of slipping and eating it on campus in front of hundreds of people drastically increases-however many boys will rush to your side and offer you a hand
Now for some nice things:
Cutesy scarves and hats.
Fuzzy socks, of which I own more than my fair share, and will continue to buy more.
Ski season, I am more enthusiastic about this than I used to be because I haven't gone for like a year and a half, since before I get sicky poo. So I need to get back on the slopes
Just to name a few things
Now that those of you not from Provo get a little taste of what winter is like here I hope you are superbly grateful you can just get away with a hoodie.
I am slowly emerging from this mid semester slump. Last week I had tons of ish to do and this week had no energy to put more effort than needed into anything! So here is a low down on what has gone down the past couple of weeks:
I finally spent all my birthday money, it wasn't too hard at first, but I couldn't figure out what to spend the last couple of dollars on:
Halloween came and went. I went as snooki, I looked like I was rolled in dirt, but I think I did snooki justice. I helped the hombres make their spartan costumes, luckily they found someone else to sew them last minute, as their sewing machine lacked a pedal:
what girl wouldn't want to help make these costumes
in case you were unaware that is me as snooki in the middle
up close look of that makeup and poof
I bought my caramel for caramel apples! My roommates were dumb dumbs and didn't believe ange that it was all caramel (it was 30 pounds) ;)
I have been getting to spend some good 'ol quality time with the homies:
I am going to St. George next weekend, and then back to the greatest state ever for Thanksgiving so that I can grub.
The semester is almost over, thank goodness.
Oh I will admit probably my most embarrassing moment: now that it has been friggin cold in Utah, I hate it. Anyways I was walking to school this morning and there was a patch of ice on top of the stairs, and whaddayaknow I fell. Luckily no one saw me from the front so I stood up shook it off and did NOT turn around. First fall on campus ice at BYU. ew
Sometimes I think of all of the good memories I have with people, and wish we could relive them or just and reminisce until we die from laughter, but then I remember, I just have way too many good memories.
Clearly these are just a few of my fantastic memories, but lets be honest, who wouldn't want to be my friend- look how much fun I have (and how awesome ALL my friends are)
So this one time I turned 20. And I didn't look like a fat chipmunk! And I have amazing people in my life. So this is how the day started...
Wake up for 8 o clock class....blah
Come home early since I didn't have to go to math review
take a nap
Check the mail and find this:
Momma sent me Georgetown cupcakes....from the show DC cupcakes on TLC....remember the first time I tried them
Then I got 2 cards in the mail one from mom and pops and macky poo and one from grandma
I got a text from a boy asking what color banana hammock I would want him to wear that night
Then I got to go to CPK with some amazing friends where one boy even took his shirt off
I obviously did not choose this picture because I think I look hott.... it just perfectly describes my amigos.
Caleb decided we needed to dance in the middle of the street and tell everyone we were in love
The waiter Coby, ( the white version of Kobe) gave everything to me before anyone else and did this super awkward "Birthday girl" song whenever he brought my food.
Then I got to skype with Suhrena. She be awesome.
Then I ate one of these:
So I would totally post a picture of my 3 bdays at college...but who am I kidding I am not about to put a picture of last year up- although many people would like to see caleb and gavin pretty much naked
But here is freshmen year:
I don't think I have changed much except the hair....and I am now 20!!!!!
Except Mac tells me I look like I am 14 -_-
Anyways as you can tell I had a fabulous birthday and am grateful for those who came and made my night soo much more enjoyable!
I have decided to come up with a list of signs that you or someone you know is a tool. It can sometimes be a disease, and if you do know someone like this-please help them:
They wear tank tops:
Now there are exceptions as to when this attire is acceptable: gym and beach. Please don't rock them as a fashion accessory. I understand you want to show off your bulging muscles but, the cons outweigh the pros.
They carry jugs of water as if it is a water bottle:
I understand you wanted to stay hydrated before and after your 3 hour gym sesh's, but really across campus? You look like a fool.
3 in diameter faced watches:
I am not dissing a male who wears a watch, quite frankly I think it's hot. But if it is big enough for me to read the time from across the room, its time to downsize. We all know the purpose of your ownership is to show how much money you have....we aren't dumb.
Now I don't have a problem if you wear these, but when you wear them with mid length socks and basketball shorts/sweats.....really? It screams "yeah I'm too cool for real shoes"
It does not make you cool. Just because you have a deep down desire to be Mike "the Situation" please don't profess it to the world. Are you too cool to make eye contact with everyone else in the room?
These are just a few physical signs. These are usually the first to be noticed. So if you or someone you know do several of these toolish qualities, I beg you change or help someone else change, for the betterment of society!
Yesterday I worked the football game selling concessions. It was my second game working. The first game was a little hectic, my stand leader was really unsure of what was going on and two of us were new. As you can imagine some things went not so smoothly. Fast forward to Friday- I am working the same stand and I noticed a different stand leader and a different second from last week. As soon as I get there the other girl leans over and says, " I am so glad you showed up, I am going to kill him" I soon felt the same way. I had worked the same stand last week so I kind of knew what worked best, he tried doing things the other way until he realized I was right- of which he told me I was right at least 4 times. Faces were made several times behind his back *ahem brittany,* his hovering really pushed my nerves, and many other things. I soon felt bad for the judgments I made of poor J man, because I realized he is the only boy with 4 girls, and we all know that girls are ALWAYS right. I ended up having to stay and count inventory, in which I had to count the popcorn boxes TWICE, he made me lose count -_-. At the end of it all, I felt bad for being so mean behind his back- I mean he has a sweet spirit! Oh and we won the game! and a friend from my ward was the security guard near my area so I got to chat with him every once in awhile!! I wonder what next Friday will bring us!
Ok um school is crazy, which is why I have been so lazy!! Well I am an FHE mom, so I am super excited about that. My co-chair on the other hand, is uh not so enthusiastic. Hopefully I can change that about him. Kylee and Alex got married on Saturday and it was sooo much fun!! I was so sore in the morning, and today. I am a superior swimmer according to my swim class timed evaluation. Hmm not much else too exciting. I love running into people on campus, it makes me feel rather popular, and now that I don't look like a fat chipmunk I am not so embarrassed to say hey whats up? OH this boy in my FHE group has an amazing voice. He just sang Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and a ton of other songs in my living room for us. Fabulous.
I was blessed to have a great experience my freshmen year. I made a lot of good friends that I know will be some of my closest friends for a long time. However, there is one thing I don't like about BYU, and that is freshmen year you make all these awesome friends with the girls and boys in your ward, and then BAM they all go on missions for two years so you have to start all over and make new guy friends, (and when you look like a fat chi pmunk that is kind of hard to do).
So since most of my friends are coming home VERY soon (:) :) :) :) :) ) I decided to dedicate a post to some of the finest gentlemen I know.
Words do not describe how much I love this kid. He is soo gullible, and willing to do anything crazy. He refuses to say "hot shame" and only s
ays "crying shame" usually his arms flailing in the air. He returns home from North Carolina this January!
Always the prankster. Little cups of water lined the stairs one morning, string tied/taped to all the walls and doors across the lobbies, balloons covered the lobby floors. Of course it was all in good fun- but had I been late to class I would not have been very happy! He returns from Bulgaria in March!
He was our FHE dad. He always had fun activities for us, and would always participate in our fun games our whatever was going down. He is such an
amazing person! He returns home from Milwaukee Wisconsin in May!
California > Maryland, was usually how our conversations got started. He is a suave rapper. Anytime anyone was around him you could not help but smile, he just emanated positive energy! He gave me a blessing once when I got out of the hospital, I don't know how I will ever repay him for that. He also returns home in May from Salt Lake City South!
please ignore my old woman double chin neck-ew
Where to begin... me and this boy have had our fair share of adventures. Laughter is probably the best word to describe our friendship. We had breakfast dates, skype dates, wonderful chats, I mean we were like the best of friends, everyone should envy our friendship. He was my boo, I was his. I can't wait to reunite with him. He returns from Nicaragua in May!
Probably my favorite FHE brother. We had chemistry together, which is probably why our grades weren't as great as they should have been. We really were like brother and sister from laughter to making fun of each other. He acts like a five year old sometimes, which is probably why I love him soo much! He returns home from Canada in June!
Amazing times. Dancing was what we did, from dance parties in his kitchen to going to 80s dancing in Salt Lake, dancing all night long. You could not help but smile while being in his presence, because he was always smiling. I am most definitely sure the people of France love him. My first letter from him contained glitter- I mean how would not love him? He returns home in June from Paris France.
Harry Potter Dance. Malfoy and Pansy. Us. Best Dance Ever. Ben's roommate and serving in the same mission. Smiles and dancing are the words that come to mind when I think of him. He is soo witty and always wore bow ties. Love. Him. He returns from Paris France in June also.
Other best friend. One of my first memories of him is this dance party we went to and I started jerking and that's when I think he gained real respect for me- white girls can dance. I usually drove him places, told him to find me a hott rugby boy (he has failed thus far), and soo many inside jokes. I email him like every week, one of the only boys to continue writing. He r
eturns in August from the Philippines, (hopefully he won't fail in finding me a hott rugby boy this time around).
Love this boy. You could never resist a smile around him. Biggest heart, sweetest boy. Little prankster. Always participating in everything and anything.
One night we may or may not have driven around in my car windows down, music blaring, and sin
ging and yelling at passersby. He returns from Br
azil in August.
Boy oh boy. I took him snowboarding, an asian boy from New Zealand might I remind you, and he skied in jeans, in snow. That right there is the definition of him. He was hilarious, but not on purpose. He texted me during the summer and said hey do you have room on your couch? Uh sure? K I'm coming to Cali. Spent a whole week doing awesome things in California. He returns in August from Washington D.C.
Best home teacher ever. Sings like Michael Buble. Also from California. Needless to say an amazing person. Returns from Romania next September.
Swim buddy. Roommates with Ben and Sean, therefore are adventures were never less than amazing. Ex. Harry Potter Dance!!!! Clearly best group there. He returns from Peru next November.
Clearly I have met some amazing people. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to meet and develop friendships with all of these boys. These aren't all the amazing missionaries I know or all the stories and memories I have, but had I put all of them you would be reading a novel. If you ever see them, stop and say hello- they will change your life in a way that words can not describe.
Well it's the time again- SCHOOL!!!!! I can not believe I am already a junior, it seems like just yesterday I was moving into the dorms and meeting my roommates, and now I will graduate next April!!
This semester I am only taking 4 real classes, I mean swim is not a class- it is .5 credits and p/f. Anyways I am taking Calculus- kill me now, Doctrine and Covenants- the second half-apparently my teacher is crazy, Political Science 200- Kill me again, and Spanish 321. So far my classes have been okay, nothing too crazy or exciting has happened, but I have a feeling I may fall off the face of the earth near the middle of the semester. Apparently my Political Science class should really be called PLSC 666, but hey.
I moved into a new house closer to campus, and since I am strong and not weak and not a fat chipmunk like this time last year, I have to walk up the stairs of death. In reality it is much better than having to look for a parking spot. I have my own room, it is a shared room but I have it to myself which means, private bathroom, two beds, oh yeah and privacy galore. I like my roommates. Also I can tell I am going to like my ward as well, they are really social and seem pretty fun!! Well lets hope I survive this semester, it is only the third day.
Well we come to the end of my wonderful vacation!! Thursday was our last FULL day so we basically just hit up some of the sights we missed. We first went to Georgetown University and got us some college apparel, as long as its not Red I can wear it to school. ;) It was very interesting there, it was a very old college, my dad kept making Hogwarts jokes since it did look like a castle and such.
Then we just hung around the town and went to some of the stores we thought we might want to get some things. Then we went to the Bureau of Engravings, where they make money, but just the dollars- the coins they make somewhere else. I didn't realize it takes several days to actually make the money and how many steps and big huge machines there are. Here Mac was wishing he could steel this:
That was pretty much the end of Thursday for us.
Friday we decided there wasn't much for us to do so we packed up and then decided to go to the airport since we had to check out at noon. But my mom didn't want to hang around the airport for four hours so we went to Georgetown Cupcake- since we noticed there was never really a line around noonish. It was really good. I got a Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip that was to die for. They weren't too expensive either. So if you are ever in Georgetown between noon and one- I highly suggest going there.
Then we ended up driving around the Pentagon to kill some more time, and then alas we were off to the airport.
The airport was huge and it took us about 30 minutes just to get to our wing.....CRAZY and we ate at potbelly sandwiches- rather delicious if I do say so myself.
Anyways it was a really fun trip and I am glad that we got to go. I think Spring or Fall would be the ideal time to go because it probably is not as HOT and HUMID- makes me grateful for 89 degree weather with like 2% humidity.
Ugh back to school- wish me luck..........................
Alright on the agenda for this fine day we headed to Ford's Theater- you know where Lincoln was assassinated. It was soo interesting. They had all the stuff that JWB (John Wilkes Boothe) used to plan out his strategy- his clothes. Even the gun. Other stuff including Lincoln's suit and shoes- to show that he was a rather large man. Anyways did you know the theater is still a practicing theater?? I did not know this. However the presidential box is all closed off and is a semi memorial to Abe and George Washington.
After Ford's theater we headed down the street to the International Spy Museum, and had Lunch at the spy cafe. For me? Chicken tenders please. We headed into the museum, and when you first get there you choose a person you want to be and have to memorize all this stuff about them. Here was my person
she was 21
going to Vietnam for business
They later quizzed you throughout the museum to see how much you remembered- basically I was so good I should work for the CIA. Anyways the museum showed the transformation of technology for spies- rectal tool kits- um no thanks. It was really cool. They showed the different uses from each war, and celebrities, who were also alleged spies. One lady was a triple agent while her husband was a double agent. Overall very interesting.
So after our exhausting day and miles of walking the day prior we slept in- oh 'til about 10:30ish. Anyways we decided to take a tour of the city on these amphibious cars called the "DC Ducks" historical car/boats from WW2.
We took the bus to the metro to union station- that place is like a mall- fancy restaurants, shops, and a food court. We were lucky enough to get right on the next tour.
It was tons of fun, they look like a boat on wheels, and it drives through the city showing major landmarks, and telling riders about the history of the city, and then it drives right into the Potomac river and you get to see the city from the water- although there is not too much to see.
It was nice because we didn't have to walk for an hour and half in the scorching heat. However, there was this family from Israel and the kids didn't speak English so the father was translating everything while the kids were speaking Hebrew at the top of their lungs, Mac wanted to smack them soooo bad- I don't blame him.
Anyways afterwards we decided to hit up the national air & space museum, where we got to see the original Kitty Hawk and loads of other planes and rockets and flight attendant uniforms, and such. The funniest part of my experience there was that I nearly got punched in the face.
Here's the story: They have this little game where like 12 people can play and they answer the questions with a little panel and such, well Mac and my dad wanted to play (basically who is smarter- obv dad) anyways I was watching on the other side of the circle by this other boy and his little brother well the older got one right and apparently he was super excited about his correct response and decided to do that like "lunge-sideways-and-punch-sideways" well apparently he didn't realize I was standing right there and missed my face by like 6 inches- he didn't recognize my presence until about 3 minutes later, meanwhile Mac is laughing hysterically.
We decided to head back to the Savoy and of course I fell asleep. During the evening we walked around Georgetown and decided to eat at this restaurant called Serendipity. It was alright- dessert = TO DIE FOR!! They have one in NY and Vegas and here is where you can buy this.
A side note: Have you ever run into someone rather cute at a store or something, and think of course I look like poo- I just got out of the shower and don't have makeup on, or I just got done with the gym? Yeah that usually happens to me.
Ok so this day was the most walking filled- I am convinced we walked like 12 miles that day. Anyways here's the day as follows:
We took the metro to downtown and walked to the White house. We took some pics:
My mom wanted to go see the White house geese- instead of the front of the white house. Thus she forced us to take pics with the geese.
Since the Washington Monument was just across the street we walked over there and saw it. It is truly magnificent. We also got tickets to go to the top later that night.
We proceeded to the Lincoln Memorial and stopped at the WW2 Memorial first. I was sooo tempted to jump in the water!
The walk to see 19 foot Linc is a lot longer than it seems. Oh and of course the reflection pool was removed and being replaced.
We then walked to the Korean war and Vietnam memorials on our way to get some lunch and the food court in the Reagan Building. This building in itself was huge. We probably walked a mile just in there to get some lunch. The food court was huge and mall worthy. Ate with some important people. NBD.
We then journeyed to the Smithsonian Institutes. First stop the Museum of American history. They were all free, which was nice, but we got scanned every time we went into a new building. My favorite displays were: the olympic one- of course, and the exhibit of the First Lady's Inaugural gowns. They were so beautiful.
We then walked aways to the Museum of Natural History. Some exhibits were a little more boring than others. At this point my feet hurt sooo bad from walking and I thought I was going to die. Here we saw the biggest diamond: the Hope diamond. I wouldn't mind if my engagement ring were just a bit smaller! ;) We took a break in the cafe, and I was trying to convince everyone not to get up because we were tired and sore and I just wanted to go take a nap- FAIL.
We headed over the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. We weren't allowed to take pictures because it could damage the documents. But it was really cool to see them in person and get to read them, even though most of them were fading. Some people were really annoying here, asking stupid questions and little kids putting their faces all over the glass. Ew gross.
About this time we decided to head over to the Washington Monument for our 7:30 elevator ride to the top. Which was really far. and it was hot. But luckily I made it and we were able to get on an earlier ride. It only took 70 seconds to get to the top, which was pretty impressive. You can pretty much see everything within a 25 mile radius. Pretty awesome.
We finally reached the metro station and of course the train took forever to get there and there was no where to sit while waiting. But eventually we made it back. My dad went and got dinner-Chipotle, and then we basically just crashed!!
I am just going to do the first two days together because not a whole lot happened that is worthy of one post each. So Saturday:
Well we really left Friday night and took the red eye. It wasn't too bad but I wish we were rich enough to fly first class because being squished between my mom and Mac wasn't the most comfortable thing. And whoever we flew didn't give complimentary snacks -_-
So we arrived around noon on Saturday and I swear both Houston and Dulles airport are so freaking ginormous we had to walk like a mile just to get to our next destination.
We rented our car went to the hotel blah blah. Then we decided to get some lunch, so we walked down the street in Georgetown to grab something quick so we could head back and get some real sleep in our tempur-pedic beds. So we ate at this place called Z-burger, and it was pretty good.
We took our amazing 3 hour naps. and then got up and watched a little T.V. Mac slept for like 5 hours. We had to wake him up so we could get some dinner and grab a few things at the store.
Where do you think we went for dinner? A fancy little cafe? or some nice sit down restaurant? um nope McDonalds. Yes, it was fast and we weren't starving so Mickey Dees is where we went, (plus it was open late)
While there we met this kind black gentleman, who insta
ntly became our friend and my brother's 3rd biggest fan (after my grandpa and us) he though he was 21 because of his peach fuzz and thinks he will be famous because he plays baseball. He also thought my dad was a surfer dude- he's a little old to be a "dude"
After we hit up safeway and went back and crashed.
We woke up and went to Mount Vernon. For those who don't know
what that is, it is George Washington's estate. It was HUGE. He was truly an amazing man. I don't think there is anyone in history that will be able to top his innovation skills. There was so much to see there and he literally had his own little city. However, it was so HOTTTTT. Humidity is not my friend, what so ever. Luckily they have installed a sort of air conditioning system in his home. We also ate lunch at the inn there. It was rather good, except for the old wood smell. There were some fun trinkets and history books. M
y souvenir from there is a.......warped penny :)
(George's House- of course they were refacing it while we were there)
(View of the Potomac from the Backyard)
That is just a short synopsis of what we did there- basically because it was just walking around and looking at all the stuff he had. But on our way back to the hotel we decided to drive through the city and see where things were.
For dinner we ate at Angelico's Pizza. It was pizza by the slice = BOMB delicious pizza. Although the worker wasn't very friendly. Oh well.