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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Marley and me.

Dogs are truely man's best friend.  I think the quote in the movie was something about how dogs love you no matter what, you can be funny or dull, fat, beautiful, smart, stupid, a dog is always going to love you; always make you feel important, special, pr unique.  No human will ever treat you that way.  The part I remember for sure is "Give a dog your heart and he will give you his back."
I fell like dogs have been on my mind a lot lately.  Maybe its oliver, maybe its the fact I still really miss zuzu, maybe its actually having dogs back in my life, i don't really know why but i do know that pinkerton has my heart.  Even as we speak she is curled up beside me snoring.  I love her so much; she has my heart, but I know I have hers too.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Michael Vick Dogs

There is a special on TV tonight about the Michael Vick dogs that were rescued from his dog hell--okay first of all, he named his operation "Bad Newz Kennel".   A z?  Honestly?  Are you a 13 year old girl?
I think that people who use animals for their own personal pleasure, slaves, and entertainment are the lowest of low.  For real, betting on dogs who are abused, terrified, and trained to kill each other.  It doesn't get much lower...  I can't see why anyone would want to participate in that.  And someone running it... doesn't deserve to be alive anymore.
Seeing the ways these dogs act now around people and other dogs makes me want to cry, and seeing the way they were treated before they got rescued makes me sick to my stomach.  
There is so reason people should ever treat animals like that.
They were beaten and abused their entire lives, the ones that were nice and wouldn't fight were either used as bait dogs to train the aggressive ones to fight, or killed by being shot, hanged, electrocuted or beaten against the ground.

He should be locked up for life and go to hell.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The following images are not from a magazine, the internet or MTV. They were taken in a normal neighborhood, by a normal girl.


When I was in elementary school, I took music from Mrs. Sandquist.  She was.....unique.  She always out on the most.... extravagant concerts and recitals.  Ever.  Even though she is old as dirt and possible senile, she still dazzles the town every christmas season with a laser light display of decorations.







I also decided that this year I'm using my new years resolution as lent and giving up sugar, so these last few days i am getting in as much as I can.  Today I did great:  I ate mike and ikes, home made caramels AND turtles, junior caramels, and cookies. 

one good thing comes from being addicted to MTV...


There is this show on MTV called "True Life" which features people with something that they have to live with.  They use to have two episodes:  True Life: I have turrets, and True Life: I have OCD.  They were good, but they got old.  It was good, but it could have been ecpic.  that has all changed though;  now they seem to have a new episode every day!

The one airing today, december 26th, is True Life: Im Deaf, and just look at this precious little dream-boat.





His name is Christopher, he is 16 and lives in New Jersey.  He got a cochlear implant, so he can hear now--after not begin able to hear his whole life.  He is so cute, every time someone walks behind him, or sharpens their pencil he perks up and looks around--like a puppy.  He went to his girlfriends house and heard her say his name for the first time, his dad played guitar for him for the first time, he heard his mom say "I love you" for the first time.

I had the opportunity to work with a blind girl last winter for two weeks.  It was amazing to watch her go throughout her day.  I just think the kids like this who can have something like that in their life and still be so happy and strong deserve a shoutout.


move over Hayley Williams

Cassadee Pope is movin in on your turf!

Hey Monday is a cute little band from West Palm Beach Flordia.  They are known for their pop-punk songs such as "Homecoming" which is featured on the N between Moisha and Dawson's Creek.... I really need to start going t bed earlier. They seem legit, and wear cute clothes from Glamor kills, however, I can't shake the feeling I've seen this all before...

...Oh yea, 6 months ago when I was watching Paramore videos on youtube.

Well kudos on getting big for being exactly the same as the one other pop-punk band with a girl lead singer people care about.

I don't know where that came from....

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Im also scared of these:

"you're scared of what?...."

Okay, no one really said that to me, but I did realize today that my current two biggest fears are pretty ridiculous.  And this is coming from someone who is scared of jack-in-the-boxes and clowns.

To date, my two greatest fears are:
1. Maximlian's letters getting lost in the mail
2. stepping on one of the hua's legs and snapping it like a glow stick.

Aside from that, today was Christmas and that means that the whole famdamily got together--at my house.   I really love the fam, but it kinda just makes me crazy to have that many people in my house at once--like its just too much going on....  I know I'm crazy.

For christmas I got
-Shaun White Snowboarding
-The Nightmare Before Christmas Original Soundtrack
-Gift Cards to: HuHot, iTunes, Old Navy, and Target
-Fudge
-Wii Music
-Wii Mario Kart

:)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

i miss maximilian

i miss makana
i miss preston
i miss kaitlin
i miss amy doll
i miss mikyla
i miss dallin
i miss tori
i miss zuzu
i miss taylor syddall
i miss saychelle
i miss daniela
i miss landy
i miss nathan reagan
i miss nathan daley
i miss holly
more than likely i miss you too.

Monday, December 22, 2008

So while I was sitting on the couch--not even the couch.  While I was sitting on the love seat, I realized I was really bored: It was then that I remembered this thing called "second life" that Zach told me about; however, this entry is not about second life--sorry sac, it does look pretty cool.  This entry is about elder syddall. :)
So apparently to actually USE second life, you have to like register, and make an avatar, and activate your account through some e-mail they send you. I know!  ridiculous.  So, while I was trying to do this I discovered I had an e-mail from Taylor Syddall!  Yea, I mean who knew?!  I could have e-mailed him this whole time.  I didn't even know you could e-mail missionaries, but i e-mailed him last night, and i already heard back!  Take that snail mail!

I've been sitting here, trying to find myself.

And while I try I am playing pokemon snap, facebook chatting with preston, listening to music and eating an apple.  I don't remember who it was, but someone once told me that multitasking isn't real.  I do not believe them.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

welcome back to home ward!

Going back to your home ward the first week back is the most stressful thing ever--to make it even better:  this was my second week back. 
SIDENOTE: we sang easter songs today.
I sat by the missionaries in sunday school though and shared my m&ms with them.  One is from Idaho Falls and one is from SLC.  After class they asked me if I want to go with them to teach some girls that are investigating the church.  I said YES!

After church I came home and took a coma on the couch, then decorated the tree. 
Thats about it.  Tomorrow I'm going to go to the post office and mail some thangs.

peace.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday is a special day, it's the day we get ready for sunday!

Today my mom and I woke up early and took the huas to leashes and leads for puppy play time... which really consisted of a crazy dog named max running around and barking at everything and skidding on the cement.  Charlotte made no friends and snarled at everyone, and pinkerton got  a little discouraged after Max hurdled her.  
After that we went to Wal-Mart and Sam's club and did some christmas shopping and got some groceries so that we have some food in the house.
Then I put the lights on the tree and took a nap.
After I woke back up and ate, I helped my mom clean a little bit and then we made christmas treats for her visiting teaching girls--well, my mom made it.  
I ate some fudge, and stirred--a lot... So i guess I helped.
I packed up a tin of stuff to send to Maximilian--I want to send some to Dallin too, but I'm afraid they will confiscate it at the boarder or something.  There is NO way it's geting to Taylor so I'm not ever trying.  It must be really hard to be so far away from home for the holidays.  So hard.  I just want to help make things a little bit easier for them.
After that the family watched a movie and I played RAVING RABIDS with my mom--we won.  It was really effing cold, so we went in bubbles tonight--except for Christine, because she got her tonsils out yesterday.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Minnesota, Idaho, Hawaii.



Oh. 
My.
Gosh.

Kill me.

I never want to fly again.  
ever.  
I will swim to hawaii, london or any other location across the sea I may visit throughout my life.
I will gladly drive from minnesota to idaho and back each semester.... (I'd actually prefer that)

I know that i am far from rational, but just her me out on this claim:
First of all we got to the air-port about 10 minutes before our flight was supposed to take off due to a blizzard.  I am so proud of Sheila though,  she drove throuh that storm like a CHAMP! This delay however, resulted in my baggage being "late check"--whatever that means-- and one of my bags not making it to Minnesota. Not happy.
This is just the tip of the ice berg.  
Once we finally got checked in and got through customs, we had to wait about 20 minutes before they let us on the plane; the entire time we waited we listened to the announcements on the PA system that they needed SEVENTEEN people from my flight to bump and take later flights. eff that.   Not happy.  
So after they finally let us onto the plane they threatened us by saying "If two people don't get off this plane right now we are going to cancel the flight."  I guess the luggage and everything was too heavy for the baby plane we were flying on.  This batch even got on and started yelling.  I don't remember much else after that because I fell asleep and woke up an hour and a half later to find us on the ground.... still in IDAHO.  Not happy.....I was not in a good mood that day.
Long story short:  we FIANLLY got home, my lost bag was eventually recovered, and we got a new dog. Oliver.  He is a rescue dog and he is reeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally shy.
On the bright side, I had a letter from Max waiting at my house when I got home and it was really nice to hear from him.  It was pretty much exactly what I would have expected from him and really precious.  
He left for hawaii today.
I hope his flight goes better than mine did.
I miss him.



Idaho is never easy to leave.  This semester I almost cried when I had to say bye to Makana.  
He's just been such a good buddy to me this semester:  when other people were being cray,  when I just couldn't be in the house any longer, when Zuzu got worse, whan I was being cray, when I was sick, when I just really needed a hug...... he's just so solid.  I miss baby Makana so much.
I miss the family even though I never saw any of them.  I miss my roommates and Amy talking to me about being Lava Lamps and how much I miss Max and stars and bats and everything else I talked about.
I Miss Kaiter Tot even though she will be home in like 5 days.
I miss Mikyla, Marlene, T-Dicks, my math row, and the girl I sat beside in Family History, Karlee, and the girls who sat behind me in math, and my ward, and the bishop......

I love you Rexburg.

Monday, December 8, 2008

the storm is upon us.

Today I had to go in and get my second round of rabies shots, at least it was only one tonight, and it was hot pink.  The nurse was really funny and asked me if I had learned my lesson yet or if i still planned on playing with bats.
After that me and christine went to Sam's club in Idaho Falls to get the flat tire on pinky fixed so that we could go to storage tomorrow and get done the things we need to for the end of the semester.  We drove to sam's on the donut and had to wait for almost 3 hours while they fixed it--it really wants that bad though because we just slept on the couches there.  
***
On the way home we were driving along and all the sudden the car started shaking really bad so I pulled it over.... and the tire had blown--again.
It was really funny,
so, after calling AAA and waiting for another hour we finally just had the donut put back on, said a prayer, and drove it home.
We made it!
I'll just deal with it tomorrow after class.  Good thing I'm done at one!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Calm Before The Storm...









Mean Girls and an all-nighter.  
I am breaking in Finals week well.

Tonight me and amy went to play games with Cody and a bunch of her friends.  It was really fun.  I really miss Cody.  

I can't believe that in one week I'll be sitting in bubbles, at home, done with my third semester of college.
Zach, the little peach he is, made a trip home mix for the family.   The family is so...precious.  They are either really artsy, or really creative or really nice.
Im really like the step child or something because I never really hang out with the family anymore, but I have been trying to develop better study habits this semester.  It's a work in progress--but it's coming along.



Kevin Gnapoor.  Please enroll at BYU-Idaho.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bat in the house: Chapter two

Today I got the following text message from my mom:  
Katie--I really think we need to just suck it up and get the shots... :( 

Oh, awesome!
So tomorrow I start my 6 shot series with 2 shots,  this is ha-lar.  
Truth bones... How many people do you know who have had rabies shots?  Hopefully only one.
I cant wait to go to my home ward for the first week tis time:

Oh you're back!  How was your semester, what did you do?

Oh, you know:  studied, went to class, hung out with Makana, and got rabies shots.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

!%$@#

I think i was on campus for 10 hours today.
























I honestly think that Andy Samburg is one of the most attractive people alive.  No lie.