Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
please don't kill me
I can't wait to see you again! Only 13 more days :)
Dear text books, pens, and notebooks,
This semester has been good. thanks for studying with me every day!
Dear jacket, pea coat, mittens, and scarf,
Thank you so much for keeping my snugglie warm while walking through wind and snow to class each day.
Thank you for always having working internet and desks to lay your head on and take a nap.
Dear Rubik's cube,
That you for coming back into my life.
Thank you for broadcasting Glee and the Disney channel so I have things to watch while I make flash cards.
Dear road map I used as a visual for P.R,
You look so good. I can't wait to give my Public Relations presentation just so I can show you off.
Dear Lakewood Colorado,
Thank you for being the dot on the map I choose to be you when i could not remember which one you actually were.
Dear roommate who put the thermostat on 90,
please refrain from doing so in the future.
I do not like to like in a sauna.
You are such a trooper. Not even the bitter cold weather gets you down. you turn over and start up every time I need you.
Dear Baby Backpack,
I promise I will patch you before winter semester starts.
Thank you for holding up for this long.
Dear Winter 2010,
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Well since I have been here (a period of about 20 minutes) I have watched 4, no 5 people try to log onto this one computer and not be able to.
But hey, I tried logging onto it too and it didn't work so i moved back a row and right into perfect view of this phenomenon.
Now it's been 6 people.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
... maybe that's it, but still: here is some food for your though:
"somethings fall apart so others can fall together."
-I don't know who this is by, but i LOVE it.
"I don't know that much about you, but I like you because you're TRUE BLUE."
-Bright Eyes (True Blue)
"Learn to be happy with all that you have while you pursue all that you want."
"Tonight I'll dream while I'm in bed and silly thoughts run though my head. About the bugs and alphabet and when I wake tomorrow I bet that you and I will walk together again. 'Cause I can tell that we are gonna be friends, yeah I can tell that we are gonna be friends."
-The White Stripes (We are gonna be friends)
"For all I know you want me too, and maybe you just don't know what to do, or maybe you're scared to say 'I'm falling for you'"
-Weezer (el scorcho)
I also have to put in a plug here and say that this is Pinkerton's namesake.
"I won't worry my life away"
"When I fall in love, I take my time. There's no need to worry when I'm making up my mind. You can turn off the lights but I'm still gonna shine, and I'll tell you WHY"
-Jason Mraz (The Remedy)
This song is very important to me for a lot of reasons. It got me through a lot and still gets me through a lot.
"This is the first day of my life, I'm glad I didn't die before i met you."
Bright Eyes (First day of my life)
I could seriously just post the entire song here, because that is how much I love it, but I think this line sums up a lot of it.
I could also probably go on and on with this list, but I think a hit most of the major ones, and I also think I should probably go do work.
at least RADITUDE still came out.
And tuesdays/thursdays are always crazy. I guess I need to learn to print assignments off more than 10 minutes before class is supposed to start so i have time to deal with major technical difficulties.
And I guess I have to just accept the fact that I will never be on time to volleyball, even with the coach bumping start time back half an hour.
There is a silver lining to today though: i get to register for classes, and (I don't think I went public with this yet) I got accepted into the study abroad program I applied to! So come summer 2010, I get to go to Europe!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
baby emperor penguin
A year ago I was in Utah going to conference in the conference center for the first time in my life with my dad and my sister. Today I watched it at Amy's house in Rexburg Idaho. My sister is all the way across the country in Virginia serving the Lord as a full time missionary, and I think mom said dad is away on business this weekend.
Even though we are very scattered, I love my family and we are very strong and very close.
I love conference weekend, it's like plugging yourself back into the power outlet and letting your battery light turn green again. Mine had been red for too long.
This weekend has barely started and already it has been great. Good friends and good times. (And good timing.)
Next weekend is BRAND NEW in SLC! I haven't been to a show in a really long time, and I have never seen brand new, so I am very excited. I love driving to utah, I love road trips, I love doing things that make me feel alive and make me happy. Some times you need to do things for you. I'm actually a terrible navigator. I get lost a lot. But, that's just part of life. Sometimes you take the wrong exit and have to find your own way back to civilization.
Thank goodness for street signs and people who are easy going.
today I am grateful for:
-music from high school
-technology that brings the saint together from all corners of the world
-teachers who instilled a curiosity for life and a desire to learn in me
-my life and the fact that i am learning to LIVE, not just be alive.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
- Being an adult can be fun when you are acting like a child.
- Love has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with time, trust, and interest.
- Laughing, crying, joy and anger… All are a vital. All make us human.
- The greatest truths in life are uncovered with simple, steady awareness.
- Greed will bury even the lucky eventually.
- Bad things do happen to good people.
- Paving your own road is intelligent only if nobody has gone exactly where you are going.
- Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge. Hesitation is the product of fear.
- Time heals all wounds… regardless of how you feel right now.
- Most of the time what you are looking for is right in front of you.
- Your health is your life.
- Chance is a gift, so act on chance when given the opportunity.
- Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence.
- People deserve a second chance, but not a third.
- Marry your best friend.
- Take lots of pictures. Someday you’ll be really glad you did.
- Money makes life easier only when the money is yours free and clear.
- Carelessness is the root of failure
- Your actions now create memories you will reminisce and talk about in your elder years.
- Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now.
- Motivation comes in short bursts. Act while it’s hot.
- Purposely ignoring the obvious is like walking backwards toward the enemy.
- Taking ownership of failure builds the foundation for success.
- First impressions are completely worthless 50% of the time.
- Personal glory lasts forever.
- If you never act, you will never know for sure.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
It’s not that I don’t love my life, because I do. It’s just that there are a lot of really great movies. Movies with characters that know who they are, and stand up for what they believe in. Movies with stories that inspire us to make our own. Movies that give us something to do while we are home for the 7 week break and have nothing to do...
(500) Days of Summer.
In case you missed my blog the other day, I loved this movie. Fabulous!!!
First of all, who could say no to Joseph D-L in that movie? Second of all, if my life had a soundtrack like that, I’d be happy. Thirdly, I have always loved skylines and have always wanted to live in California. I even wanted to be an architect when I was little.
I could talk about this movie for far longer than anyone would care to listen, but it was seriously, positively, terribly, horribly, fantastically, wonderfully wonderful. The clothes, the music, the coloring (that filter that all indie movie seem to have), the chemistry, the cinematography, the irony, the introduction, the narration, the characters, the friends, the emotions… get the point?
The last movie I felt this much for was the Darjeeling Limited.
The Darjeeling Limited
For those of you who don’t know this, I have seen a few rate R movies. For those of you who that doesn’t sit well with, forget I ever said it and skip this entry.
There is something very beautiful about the idea of traveling through foreign lands with your brothers, or in my case I guess it would have to be my sister orbest friends since I have no brothers. I wrote my bucket list after seeing this movie. It just made me want to... LIVE.
I am almost overwhelmed to announce that next summer I plan on doing a study abroad humanities trip through europe!! If anyone want's to come too, do it! Right now I am just planning on doing it alone, but having a travel buddy would be grand :)
A Knights Tale
Who doesn’t love a good rag to riches story? And who doesn’t love a good Heath Ledger? And who can possibly resist a movie that starts with a Queen song?
Not only does this movie have HL, action, and an empowering message, but it has a tender love story to boot.
Everything Is Illuminated
Sometimes I’m just afraid I will forget too. Sometimes I want to catalogue my entire life as well. Sometimes I wish I has a friend as terrible with English as Alex.
Although boring when watched too frequently, Everything is illuminated is a fantastic movie.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
But it's the genie at the bottom who I'm sucking at; he owes me one last wish,
So here's a present to let you know I still exist;
I hope the next boy that you kiss has something terribly contagious on his lips.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
since I've posted. It's also been a while since I've written in my journal. Good thing nothing too exciting or monumental happened this semester.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Lately there have been several events that have caused a change in me--the kind that I think will stick around for a while. At least I hope it will this time. I attend a private university, Brigham Young University Idaho, for members of the LDS faith. Because of this, we have the oportuity to attend weekly devotionals that are given to the students and faculty by esteemed members of our faith. We have had some great leaders come speak to us throughout the years, and many great declarations have been made from the pulpit in the Hart auditorium. This summer I have made it a goal not to miss a single one. In this past teusday's "devo" we learned about the importance of our education and elevating ourselves to higher standards. Seince I had already made doing homework and avoiding playing my goal for the week, this message seemed extremely well timed and really hit home. This week I have had a drive and a desire to do my school work like never before; the funny think is that I am loving it. I made it a goal to avoid idle time and idle things, such as time wasted on the internet, unfruitful social interactions, and time spent doing things that don't have any benefit for me. It would be extremly hard to expaine all of the factors inside me that are driving me right now, but I trust them.
Upon returning to BYU-I this summer, I switched my major from business to communication, and I think that doing that was probably one of the best things I have ever done for myself. You have to follow your passions, and business was not my passion. I love this new major and all of the new ideas and jobs that it opens up to me. Bidness was interesting, but I wasn't cut out to think that way. That's simple not the way I'm wired.
Today I had a great expierecne: I had the oportunity to attend an entrepreneur conference held here on cmpus for business and comm majors. I originally only went to recieve the promised extra credit for two classes, but I found as i listened that i was filled with excitment and a desire to develop what was dubbed the "entrepreneur spirit".
At aproxametly 10 AM, TOMs shoes was introduced as a great example of entrepreneurship, and still hasn't left my mind. It is 1:23 now. The love people have for others, and the desire to give back is such a great gift, and if it's something you posess, I beg you to cultivate it. The world needs more people like that.
Basically, all of this drive to better myself and better the world has led me to the library, where I have spent the lst hour researching programs like TWLOHA and TOMs shoes and figuring out ways that I can get involved. It's still the internet, but at least it's productive.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
LOTS OF TIME TO THINK.
Today i skipped religion today to do homework; I probably could have gone. I was going to go, but the very last second something told me to stay.
As i was in the lab working though, I started talking to the girl next to me about missions and dating and boys and settling. What she told me was exactly what i needed to hear, and it was so cool because it was from a stranger, not just my friends telling me what i want to hear.
We really need to be willing to be friends with everyone and talk to everyone because you never know when you could be answering someones prayer.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
It's really nice to be able to go to one house and see everyone, even if it is sad not being able to live there myself. I think it will all work out though. I love rexburg and all of the people here. I really have been so lucky with all the friends that I have made here; sometimes I really don't know how i got so lucky.
I'm sorry that I'm such a recluse sometimes. I just have a lot on my mind unually and I havent learned how to get it to stop yet. I didn't use to be this way, but i crashed a lot more then. I think I'm still just learning how to balance everything, but the one thing i have learned with out a shadow of a doubt is when you make time for church things, it gets easier to organize the rest too.
I really have learned a lot in the last year and I feel like I've mad some pretty radicle changes. Maybe they aren't noticable to others, but I can tell.
Summer 09. Choose your own adventure.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
wednesday the 8th: left MN at 6 am drove drove drove
thursday the 9th: saw the high school boys, makana, and cody. Crashed in Rexburg.
Friday the 10th: drove to utah, temple square, slept at grandma's.
saturday the 11th: Drove to provo, saw some friends, saw thorn, back to SLC then back to grandma's.
Easter Sunday: up at 5 am. Drove to airport in SLC, flew to baltomore and caught a shuttle to NIH.
Today was full of blood work, exams, doctors appointments, naps on couches and hospital floors, and even more tests. Pizza hut for dinner and tomorrow it starts all over again.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The beautiful thing of the day is in some ways conference, but since that is kind of differently beautiful to each person, so I though I would also pick another beautiful thing of the day, and it is SKYLINES.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Today was day one of conference weekend, heath leadger's birthday, and also the day we had the missionaries over for dinner. If tragedies come in threes, I guess good things must also.