Sunday, December 31, 2006

Hmmm, Handguns

Going to the shooting range, and playing with little kids, and going swimming all made me happy thus far this week. Had a blast at the shooting range (no pun intended) even though I'm a horrible shot.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Be careful what you wish for, 'cause tomorrow's history starts today

Yay for groceries!

Day Late, $40 Short

So, I totally crashed on the living room floor playing literati on my comp last night before i got around to writing my entry. What made me happy yesterday...playing the baby grand in the Law Building library when it was closed with only the light of the Christmas tree.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas Y'all

So, I didn't have internet access this weekend. Well...I had dial up....but taking thirty minutes for a page to load....when I have DSL back home...yeah not willing to put up with that lol. Saturday's happy maker....The Bassetts coming and kidnapping me down to Syracuse for the weekend. Sunday, reliving young womens for the day. Monday, getting a twenty four pack of Ramen for Christmas and having the day to myself wasn't as bad as I'd expected it to be.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I'll Be Home for Christmas....or maybe not

Staring at the Provo River as it rushes by under my feet as I stand under the starry sky on a snow covered bridge....that made me happy. Everything cloaked in white, everything quite, calm and peaceful. However, the part about being there alone standing on the bridge at 2 in the morning because I needed to get out of a conversation that was making me the opposite of happy...may not have been such a good thing. But the walk was well worth it, either way I suppose. :)

Friday, December 22, 2006

In Love with a World Without

Passed cleaning checks...and got one of my past due papers done...that counts for something right?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I Never Wanna Say Goodbye

So, today I was seriously considering giving up on the whole school thing for awhile. But on to what made me happy...hmm....uh...the fact that my ride actually picked me up was a plus I guess.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Everytime I Close My Eyes

So, waking up to a weird dream...not quite as good as it could have been. Nor was running over my foot with a gate at work and then walking home. On the other hand, my roomie is back ahead of me in the dates category, so when she starts to talk about how discontent she is with her person, I can pull that out again.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Stan was mutilated!

So, I spent a good chunk (aka most of....) my time that I had to be at home today cleaning the apartment like mad. I had to work a six hour shift, the guy I work with spent most of our combined shift mocking me and insulting me, and then i go to leave, wait around for my ride to show up and...15 minutes after I'm supposed to be gone, I decide to walk home instead. So, somewhere along the way, ride shows up, takes me home, apologizes...blah blah blah. I get home, check the mail, walk up the stairs open the door, and find my roommate destroyed the kitchen and left her shoes on the living room floor, and my mom had sent me an email ragging on me for having lost my grandfather's check. That on top of everything else today...I just sort of exploded. So I went for another walk to "cool off." Got all of the distance to the backside of the next building and that's where the walk ended. I went to look at the "Stan the snowman" we'd made on Sunday afternoon. Someone had mutilated the poor thing. Where it's head once was, now sits a pumpkin, and what had been it's head, sits atop another pumpkin, then there was a third pumpkin just sitting next to it. I busted up laughing. Took a few more steps in the opposite direction of home and decided that wouldn't make things any better, so I headed back in. E-rock asked why I was in such a good mood, so I told him he had to see it, met him outside and showed him the destruction. He got a kick out of it and we went our separate ways. I didn't think something so simple could change my mood from when I was walking, wishing I could be one of those fictional characters that just walks off and vaporizes to this. I opened my mail when I got back to find out my grandma had sent me a pretty nice, very warm, pair of gloves. That's a plus too.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Stan the Snowman

So, tons of snow = totally awesome. Hanging out with some awesome people for a snowball fight/sledding, being tackled in the snow....and making Stan the snowman were all highlights of today.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Final Final

So, things that made me happy:

*being done with finals
*going country swing dancing with one of my basement buddies from last semester
~with the exclusion of the fact that there definitely needed to be more guys there, since all the ones there were on dates, for the most part.
*said basement buddy telling me I had a cute nose...that it was peppy....random...but still
*finding my roommates keys for her
*getting into the country swing dance free because it was my tenth time

Jack Frosty

So, I've decided that snow is pretty much one of the greatest things ever. Perhaps one of the greatest creations on earth (with the exception of the opposite sex). Party at work being the last one at work got the left over Hawaiian pizza! I read a bit more of my book, Wake Me When it's Over. I'll probably fall asleep in the living room watching the snow fall as I study for this crazy test I have at 8 am. Oh, and hooray for friends offering to let you borrow movies so you don't go nuts while staying at school for the holidays...well not completely nuts at least!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Me and Jesus

When there's nowhere else to turn
All your bridges have been burned
Feels like you've hit rock bottom
Don't give up it's not the end
Open up your heart again
When you feel like no one
Understands where you are

Someone loves you even when you don't think so don't you know you got
Me and Jesus by your side through the fight you will never be alone on your own you got me and jesus

After all that we've been through
Be now you know I've doubted too
But every time my head was in my
Hands you said to me
Hold on to what we got
This is worth any cost so
Make the most of life
That's borrowed
Love like there's no tomorrow

-Stellar Kart

Now if only I knew who the "me" was in this.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Two Fur One

So, yesterday....things that made me happy: finding out I had an A in my aerobic dance class, watching Hudsucker Proxy, and movie night.

I left work early to go work on my paper because I had no work to get done at work. I walked back home, studied for awhile, and drove myself nuts with ballet. SO...I decided to go crash movie night since it's host told me I was welcome to crash anytime I didn't have work.

Today, LAST DAY OF CLASSES THIS SEMESTER! and I was talking to my friend's mom online and ended up volunteering myself as a taxi cab from the Salt Lake airport to the MTC yet again for someone I've never met.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Headaches and Heartbreaks, wonder if there's a correlation

Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man.....

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


this one's short and simple.

What made me happy today: Spencer.

I came home to check my mail after one of my finals to find a key to one of the package mail boxes, i open to find that the package was from my sister to me. I opened it to find a yellow bag from TeddyCrafters. Inside the back was a stuffed turtle adorned with a Santa hat. His "adoption certificate" stated that the heart included in the stuffing was a heart of courage, so I would never have to walk alone.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

What Did He Die for When He Died for Me?

"Life is a gift--we can't waste it. Our time here is short, and too many people realize that too late. Every day we live we get closer to the day we die, but it is up to us to either live each of those days or simply die. Hard times will come, and when the do, we can take it as a challenge to discover and improve ourselves. The ability to gain knowledge is a blessing, so we must never stop learning. And remember, there is truly no time like the present to tell the people we love how we feel."

"In order to know love, we must also know hate; in order to know happiness, we must also know sorrow; in order to know peace, we must also know war; in order to know life, we must also know death. We must have the courage to let go of those things that bring us down. We must embrace truth, embrace goodness, embrace love--and once we have hold of these things, never let them go."

These quotes from the inspiring stories in Surviving Columbine just struck me as quite profound. Their message is nothing's been said a million times before with other words and in different languages, but apparently it was something I needed to read here and now for it to hit me.

I was happy to find out that one other girl will be staying at school for the holidays. Not happy for her, but happy to know I would not be here alone. I still have to find someplace to go for church for the two weeks that our ward is "inoperable".

Three to a Seat

I love the movie Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, and reading and playing games with friends. Tons of fun.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Longing for Shelter

The song I Will Go and Do, by Jessie Clark and the song Believe, by Cherie Call both inspired some deep thoughts tonight. The first because it said "I will follow His plan of happiness," which the word happiness made me think about this blog, and how I was made to write everyday and include something that made me happy, because upon being asked what made me happy that day, I couldn't think of a thing. The second because It just has a message that I need to put into place in my life.

Friday, December 8, 2006

The Blog Who's Name Shall Not Be Mentioned

Today was the first or second day this week that I managed to make it to all my classes, and work. I showed up in ASL to find out we had a quiz today on the material that I'd missed over the last two days. Took the quiz, 100%. I got lucky there. I remembered most of the signs either from book review or from my classes 2 years ago back in a j.c.. After having stayed up to watch Peter Pan last night, I spent the time in between classes and work catching up on some much needed sleep. My parents got their Christmas card from me today. That was about it. My day hasn't been very exciting.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Hooray for the Double D's (AKA blog number 10)

So, today, I skipped my review for my ExSc class, went to bio, and decided I didn't feel good and missed all my other classes for the day. Then realizing my boss likes extra warning time for sick days, called and left a message telling him to call me back when he got in, finished watching the second season of arrested development, and awaited the return call. Upon realization that I no longer would qualify myself as feeling ill, and not having the desire to lie to my boss....the phone rings....I answer...conversation goes as follows *disclaimer: not necessarily a direct quote*:
"Can I take today off?"
"Do you absolutely, completely need to take today off?"
"Well I absolutely, completely want to take today off."
"If I remember correctly, you missed some of your shifts last week too."
"Yes...but that was because I was sick."
...boss quotes my exact hours for last week....
"I understand, but I'll be the only one working for you over break, and there won't be any one to fill my shoes then, so...I kinda figured I could take a bit of a break now."
"...But you'll fill in the hours the rest of this week?"
"Alright, see you tomorrow."

That right there made me INCREDIBLY happy. Then there was the spontanaety of the trip to the mall with Uffish Thoughts, and Frostys....yeah Frostys! To top the night off, "The Dinner Game," with an awesome group of people which not only managed to make me happy, but to smile, and to laugh. What a rare occasion!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Currently Working...As Per Usual

Have to keep up the tradition, and might be sleeping when I get's a thought. Hmm, something that made me happy today.... YOU! haha....and getting two months of homework done in few hours!

Late Night Walmart Tradition Continues

...however this time the late night Wal-mart trip started before midnight, and actually ended before 1:30. I managed 8 hours of sleep when I actually woke up for my 8am class. It was a miracle! Another blessing was that after 4 hours of working with my computer I finally noticed what it was I had to do and got it fixed! For Yellow's sake...something I was happy for today: talking to a friend that's on his mission in the Dominican Republic.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Oh, the Insanity!

I'm happy because my computer crashed so that I cannot open my instant messenger programs....reason being...I may actually get 8 hours of sleep tonight! Oh...and the First Presidency Christmas Devotional...totally awesome!

Saturday, December 2, 2006

To despair is to turn your back on God.

Today wasn't a day of getting a whole lot done yet I still feel it was a good day overall. Whitney woke me up by yelling at Meghan for having a crush on Whitney's younger brother. I cleaned the dishes and broke Tammy's only plate in the process. I have yet to do any of my homework. I can't afford to join a group of buddies to go climbing. I wasted so much time watching season one of Arrested Development. Christmas stuff isn't making me as happy as it used to, knowing that I'll be in my apartment. There were a few other bad things but why dwell on it?!

Overall, it was a good day! I got to help out with the ward service project and watch these adorable little kids. I actually got invited to go and do things with people (doesn't happen much), and I got my visiting teaching done. That gave me the chance to go back through my notes from the last General Conference, which led me to my favorite talk. Said talk helped uplift my spirit quite a bit. With lines like, "You are the beloved son or daughter of Heavenly Father, created 'in his own image,' and of immense value--so much so that Jesus Christ gave His life for you," and "Refrain from repeatedly thinking or saying negative words about yourself--there is a clear difference between humility and humiliation," or "When overwhelmed by expectations and challenges, do not fight the battle alone. Follow the example of small children, and drop to your knees in prayer." The one that struck me the hardest this time through, however, was this, "find joy in each day. One source of joy is service, for when you are busy helping others, you will have less capacity to agonize over your own shortcomings....You will experience greater joy in life as you eradicate adult-onset pessimism and substitute childlike optimism. Optimism is a virtue that allows us to see God's loving hand in the details or our life."

Friday, December 1, 2006

Thanks a lot Mr. Yellow!

Well, thanks to Yellow, I now apparently have to post everyday, and include at least one thing that made me happy that day. So, things that made me happy today: having snow on the ground but sun in the sky, getting 8 hours of sleep, watching movies while drawing some sketches, not being sick anymore, taking a hot shower, cooking food...and eating it, hot chocolate and warm fuzzy blankets, and being reminded that I'll be an aunt in approximately 10 weeks...OH, and beating everyone in a four person game of Literati.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I'll be your distraction

Ever have something stuck in your head...not necessarily a bad thing...but something you would rather not have be stuck in there? Well I most certainly have, and it's not fun. I have no problem thinking about this thing but i think it might have a problem with how often it's stuck in my head. Really doesn't help when your roommate keeps mentioning it.

Today makes day three of feeling like I was going to pass out. The occasional blackout upon standing up, dizziness, and being a bit on the shaky side. I intended to sleep through one of my classes and somehow wound up sleeping through all 7 hours worth of them. I found it quite ironic that I got an e-card from my parents today asking if I've been drinking enough water, and they don't even know what's going on. I guess the fact that it takes me about 4 or 5 days to finish a half liter water bottle could be a good reason why.

On to happier things! Only two days left of work this week, I still need to find a new, or second job. I finally got my four loads of laundry done, but there was no emptying of warm clothes were ICE COLD when I got them out after work and socializing. I need to get around to finishing some of my many books that I have lying around; maybe I'll bring one to work and read it on my hours and hours of downtime :P...

The snow is amazing! I haven't lived in the snow since I was four and it's great to be back! What a shame I don't have any weather appropriate wear, i.e. gloves, jacket, something other than jeans.... My hiking boots luckily have been doing pretty well. I now get to shovel snow, rather than sweep leaves, from the sidewalks and parking lots at work. We have a Christmas tree in the window of our apartment that stands about 3 feet tall; it's quite the cozy feeling, especially since we finally decided to turn the heater on upon realizing it doesn't affect our electricity bill!

Well time to watch yet another movie! Everything you Want sounds like a good one for now. Have a great day! Don't die!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I liked a football game! Who woulda guessed that?

So, Saturday consisted of waking up and realizing it was already one something in the afternoon and the big game started at 1:30, getting ready and running over to watch the game with some guys in the ward...the big game being the Holy War...BYU vs. U of U....then going out to the spaghetti factory and rushing home to meet up with someone to go rock climbing, finding out I was no longer going rock climbing, and going back over to the guys apt. where I'd watched the game to watch The Village, and an edited, i.e. someone fast forwarding through parts, Night at the Roxbury. Sunday consisted or waking up and getting ready to go to church for a multi ward combined sacrament meeting in which I was asked to give the benediction, being told I had to make a budget for someone else in the ward to review, and moving into my roommates room and moving her into mine, followed by watching a little Oscar. That's it so far...I'm off to watch the laters!

Friday, November 24, 2006

In a galaxy far, far away....

So, one of my FHE sisters invited me to go pig out with her family for this feast we call a holiday. Her grandparents totally rock! We had dinner, watched Irving Berlin's White Christmas, then played a few rounds of Rook, followed by some speed scrabble, and then some Settlers of Catan...It was a blast. Then they invited me to join them tomorrow, to go see the new Work and the Glory III movie, and go eat leftovers and play more games. And to think, I almost stayed in my apartment for Thanksgiving and had my feast consist of my choice of Top Ramen or cereal! Ok....Back to finishing off the original Star Wars trilogy!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

In the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's

So, I've now decided to join the world of bloggers, with the exception of the portion of that world which I'd previously joined via the infamous This being my first blog...let's see, what to put?

Let's start with the "who am I?" I'm currently a BYU student (freshman) who started Summer '06. I live on movies; if I start to get bored, and I've already read the, I'll just pull out a movie, or run to one of the neighbors and borrow a movie from them (i.e. I'm currently watching the original Star Wars trilogy.) I happen to be a member of the female portion of society, i.e. the better portion of it. :-p.

Well, considering it's Thanksgiving, and one of my FHE sisters is picking me up to go to her grandparent's for dinner, I should get going!

Love Always, ME!