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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blacklight Bowling?

At the beginning of the semester--during one of those late night fits when everyone acts on impulse and everything is a lot funnier that it actually is--me and my roommates though it would be fun to sign up for as many intermural sports as we could in order to cross #4 (get involved and meet people) off of our "Winter 2011 Bucket List".
After realizing we couldn't sign up for battleship without boys, we discovered this hidden jem: BLACK LIGHT BOWLING.

I am now the proud captain of The Gypsies, and our first game is tommorrow at 8 p.m. against "Like A Boss."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Buried Life

Bucket lists are something I have been rather fascinated with ever since I first heard about them a few years back.  I've made several, crossed out a few items, and added more as life has progressed.
Today after cleaning my room, doing some homework, and trying to get settled into a new semester I decided to watch THE BURIED LIFE on my computer and take a little break from mundane things.
I've been thinking a lot lately about everything that I have done in the last year, and where I was in my life a year ago.  So much has changed and happened and it has really made me think a lot about where else my life will take me and what else there is in the years to come.

That being said, here is my official BUCKET LIST.

  1. serve a mission for the church.
  2. get married in the temple.
  3. visit all 50 states.
  4. graduate from college.
  5. be homeless for a summer on a beach in Hawaii.
  6. sleep under the stars.  No tent.
  7. Learn to drive stick
  8. get in fierce shape.
  9. be published.
  10. join the peace corpus.
  11. make a record.
  12. ride an elephant in india.
  13. land a 360.
  14. land a 180.
  15. learn to drop in on a skateboard.
  16. go to a karaoke bar.
  17. return to rome.
  18. run a 5k.
  19. break a world record.
  20. adopt a dog.
  21. live in boston.
  22. live in europe.
  23. get more heavily into creating art: painting, drawing, music, poetry...
  24. festival of holi. round two
  25. sundance film festival
  26. mexico
  27. australia
  28. india
  29. new zealand
  30. walk across the golden gate bridge
  31. backpack through europe
  32. learn to do a cartwheel
  33. fly a plane
  34. learn to surf
  35. fall in love
  36. see the pyramids
  37. see the leaning tower of pisa
  38. see the phantom of the opera
  39. DJ in a club/at a party
  40. learn to do a back hand spring
  41. scuba dive
  42. ride in a hot air balloon
  43. watch a sunset/sunrise in all 50 states

the things that I have successfully accomplished so far:
  1. ... on campus 
  2. be blonde.
  3. write and preform a song.
  4. keep curfew.
  5. festival of holi.
  6. italy
  7. london 
  8. france
  9. ride a segway
  10. ghost ride the whip
  11. crepes in france
  12. gilatto in italy
  13. learn to wakeboard

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Semester Mottos.

Starting with summer '08--my first summer in Rexburg, as well as my first semester living with Amy Doll--I have given each semester of school a motto to serve as a theme to try to live up to.  Although they are usually just as silly as they are serious, the tradition seems to have stuck.

I don't really know what it is that caused obsession with organization and direction to manifest itsself in this way when there is no physical (or even theoretical) evidence of organization or direction anywhere else in my life, but semester mottos have helped me stay on track, keep my head on straight, and push myself out of my comfort zone--which is apparently the only way we are even going to grow.

Last semester's motto was "Be Your Own Hero"--taken from Whip It!. Things last semester started off really well for me on my quest to be my own hero, and then kind of ended in a crash landing coming from a downward spiral--but hey, at least I stuck the landing. The truth is, you're going to fall.  You just have to be ready to run like hell when you hit the ground.  So, true to form, I hit the ground pretty hard after a series of unexpected events that transpired somewhere between Utah and Idaho and Thanksgiving and Finals.  

That being said, I think that the motto "Be Your Own Hero" is going to be carried over into this semester, and added to the already established motto for winter 2011 "Back To The Basics."