Yesterday I volunteered for BYU's Sports Hero Day. Sixth graders from around the Wasatch county come to BYU and get to learn about sportsmanship, overcoming obstacles, setting goals, and such from BYU's athletes. I had some very funny experiences with these sixth graders. When they first got to me the boys and girls naturally were segregated and the boys REALLY wanted to meet Riley Nelson and football players, but sadly our group didn't get to see the football players. I had one guy think he was just great, but when the athletes had them do little drills, sadly he was no A-Rod, but that's all right. They were soo hyper, I couldn't believe anyone could be so hyper at such an early time. We mostly saw female athletes and this only little boy would get caught in a gaze and wave and say "I like you" it was pretty funny because the other kids were like "dude that's weird" The last workshop my group went to was the cheerleaders and they were ECSTATIC to meet CHEERLEADERS!! On the way there non stop I heard "I wanna meet a cheerleader" and lucky for them they did. One of which was Jimmer's Fiancee and she gave them hugs at the end, and then they found out who she was and they could not stop talking about "I GOT TO HUG A CHEERLEADER" it was probably the best and only thing they will remember from sixth grade. The cheerleaders had them play missionary tag and this one girl in my group DID NOT want to be partners with a boy. Her partner had gone to put her jacket down and the boys were like "Erica (I don't actually remember her name) I will be your partner" and she gave them the sassiest look ever. I couldn't help but laugh. All in all it was a lot of fun and will definitely do it again!
Friday, January 13, 2012
So last night I went to Zumba with my friend Alyssa. Neither of us had ever been before and we wanted some new variety to our workout. Man oh man was it INTENSE!!! Several times throughout I thought I was going to die, but I definitely want to go again! However I learned that I am soo unattractive while working, most people would be like "oh yeah me too, I'm all sweaty and stuff" but there are just some people who just don't get super gross. For example my hair must be up in a ponytail with a headband to keep the loose ends out my face, there are some people that work out with their hair down and it looks find, mine will get all nasty and curl and frizz up. Not. Cute. Also my face turns BRIGHT red and then super pale, some just have normal colored face. My face also drips with sweat, others don't. I don't understand it. But whatever it was a lot of fun, my body does hurt today though, the stairs to campus felt never ending. I think the best part was the guy dancing in front of me shakin his thang like it aint no thang!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I love being home especially after a stressful semester. I was home for almost three weeks!! When I came home my dad picked me up from the airport and on the drive home sure enough there was thunder and lightening. oh yipee. We got to go to Maria's, my favorite Mexican restaurant, for dinner. It was only chilly for about three days and then after that it was nice and sunny.
Significant things I did whilst home:
Helped my mom make 70 caramel apples-too many
Had the missionaries over for dinner for the first time in my 20 years on this earth
Shared a car with Mac
Went to Mac's baseball game
Had lunch with Sadie GEALTA
Wore shorts almost everyday
Baked some delicious red velvet cookies
Had some awesome Christmases
Got two new pairs of shoes
Shopped with my mom and grandma
Went to a pretty slow New Year's party
Made pink lemonade
Played with Rookie
Got to hang with my girl Julianne
All in all a wonderfully warm Christmas break. Being back in pootah makes me miss home for several reasons:
Bill and Shauna- yes at times do drive me crazy but not more than other roommates I have had to live with
Snuggling with my Rookie
Hearing some great stories about my precious A.
Watching TV with Mac
Until next time Covina
Sunday, January 1, 2012
So today I was talking to my brother and we were discussing our New Year's Resolutions and he was like well you know you have to write them down to achieve them and I nodded my head like yeah I know. I am not going to show you my new year's resolutions but I was thinking hmm I should write my bucket list down so here goes:
-Sky dive, even though I will probably crap myself
-Visit every country in Europe
-Visit every pacific Island (hello tan self)
-Live in a different country for at least a year
-Buy a pair of REALLY expensive shoes (those who have seen my shoes are probably thinking umm you don't need any more shoes- says who?)
-Get my picture taken with a celebrity
-Be friends with a celebrity
-Work for the International Olympic Committee
-Watch all episodes of every season of Friends
-Be on Amazing Race or Survivor
Well this is it for right now! When I expand it or complete one of them, I shall be sure to let you know! I hope everyone had a good Christmas and happy New Year's!!