Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas and stuff

i guess I'm just not so good at the whole updating thing.

right now I'm still in Colorado with the family. Erik went home on Wednesday (for work) and I stayed here to visit with them for a few more days. Christmas was really fun. The nephews are funny little guys. They both got so excited. It's really cute. They got a couple of dumb games, but they're fun to play with. I've been playing Mario Kart and "whac a mole". It was funny, too, that a few days after Christmas, Andrea was making guacamole, and one of the boys said, "mom, it's called whack a mole". They're funny little guys.

Other than that, it's been good to see the rest of my family. I don't think I've ever spent so much time with Andrea. (Especially since back when they got married I was only... hmm... how old was i? 13?) And way back then i thought she was pretty cool... but I didn't really know anything about her. And now that I'm a bit older, I've decided I like her. :o) Good Job, Jason. heh...

I also went up to Berkley and said hi to all the old co-workers. I brought my wedding album, too, and showed off the pictures. it was fun. Not everyone was there, though, since it was the day after the day after christmas, which is technically (in the working world) the day after christmas since everyone got the day after Christmas off... ramble ramble ramble...

Oh, and yesterday, Michael's car broke down... mom was incredibly worried. See, he was supposed to get off work at 2:30 (and usually gets off a long time before that) but it was about 10:30 and he still had not come home. So David, Dad, and I all went out in seperate cars looking for him. We ended up calling his boss, who is a friend of the family, and found out that he was last seen at the westminster mall, so from there we found his car across the street at Barnes and Noble.... anyway, it turns out he decided not to tell anyone that his car had broken down, but instead to walk home (about 10 miles) and not only that, but not to leave Barnes and Noble until 10:30 at night. So Jason decided it'd be a good idea to call the cops and have them help us look for him. I think he really just wanted to get his name in somehow with the police department... hehe... anyway, we found him and then we all made fun of him and told him he's a dummy for not calling.

And I've spent a little time with the Olstens and the Akinas. It's been fun. But now I've got another Holiday to think about. I'll be flying back to UT on New years eve, and then Frik is gonna... well I don't know, but he better have some good plans for us.

And then the next "holiday" is my birthday! woo hoo! ... not that it really means anything, except that I can legally go to a bar (if I ever had any reason to... and since there are so many bars in Provo...) But it will hopefully be fun. Maybe some wonderful husband of mine will take me out or something???

Anyway, I've got the eternal cold. not sure if I caught it in UT or from my sister when I got here, but I have it, so I'm trying to sleep as much as possible. hopefully I'll be able to kill it. so... I guess that's it for now. :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


People keep badgering me to post again, so I guess that maybe I will... :o)

Well... friday is the "Smithmas" party. Erik and I are in charge of the appetizers portion of the progressive dinner. We made cheeze balls and we're gonna make apple cider and little smokies. hehe...

Oh, so I applied for a job a while back that looked really good. Then I went for my interview and I wasn't so sure... it seemed a little weird. They had a group interview where we all played some dumb games then they took us out one at a time and asked us 2 questions: Why were we more qualified for the job than any one else, and besides us, if two other people in that room were to get the job, who should it be?.... I was kindof wondering if that's how they were doing their hiring. Playing Survivor so they wouldn't have to pick anyone. Well, there were 10 or so people in my little group and they were having 3 more interview sessions... hiring 5 people. My chances were not too great, but after that interview, I was kindof disheartened anyway... the people that were doing the hiring were really fake. It seemed like they were trying to be all cool and that they'd be the most awesome people to work for, but they were not very nice. Plus, the job seemed a lot more involved than I wanted to do. It was 40+ hours during the summertime, and most of that would be running around making sure the summer campers had popsicles. Anyway, I got an email a little while back and I wasn't chosen to continue in the interview process... but I really wasn't all that dissappointed (or shocked).

So I'm still on the great job hunt... I found one online (the BYU student employment website) that was for a transcriptionist (is that a word?) for the history department. I guess the job is to transcribe oral interviews. They want someone who can type 70 WPM. I took the office skills test today and I'm at 72 with 98% accuracy (and I looked at all my errors... they're the ones that Microsoft word corrects automatically. Thinks like "an dthen" instead of "and then") So I think I might have a pretty good chance.

There are others too. I'm mostly looking at clerical/secretary stuff... Where I've got the most experience, and probably one of the easier jobs. answer phones... type... whatever.

On Saturday, Frik and I are leaving for CO. We're going to get out of here as early in the morning as we can. We've been checking the weather and it should be ok. I-80 is supposed to be clear, anyway.

Well, is that enough of an update for all of you guys??? geez... :o)

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Don't you hate it when you can't fall asleep???

Yeah, that's where I'm at right now. I've been trying to go to sleep since 2, and now it's 3:15 and I'm still awake....

And Erik's not even online for me to talk to him for a few minutes then try again...

AND I have an 8:00 tomorrow morning....

I guess that's what happens when you sleep until 2 in the afternoon. :o|

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

all kinds of stuff

k, so i brought my laptop to my night class today to take notes, and I dont' think I've ever taken notes that were better organized. It was amazing, and i'm really pleased with it. So, needless to say, I think I'll be carting this thing around campus more often.

And I'm getting used to the keyboard. It seems like every laptop has a slightly different keyboard... you know, where the delete key (which I abuse) is, where home and end are... and I have to admit, I thought this had a weird layout at first, but now I kinda like it.

Frik and I rented the aviator tonight for date night. I fell asleep... and then I woke up and I said, "i have no idea what's going on" and he said, "neither do I"... apparently we are both pretty tired. Either that or Winter just makes you wanna sleep all the time. I'm voting on the second one. I think that you could sleep for 10 hours a night, take a 2 hour nap during the day, and still be tired by 10 pm. Ok, maybe not quite, but close. I don't know what it is about the dark and sleeping, but there's gotta be something.

Anyway, though... the part of the Aviator that I woke up to looked really good. We're gonna have to watch it tomorrow.

We went shopping yesterday for some Christmas presents. I let Frik open one of his early b/c it's a pair of pajama pants... and he's been complaining about how he doesn't have any pajama pants. So he opened that already. Then we saw something for Audrey (who one of us drew) and got it. It is going to be so awesome. I hope she doesn't think I'm nuts. (just so you know, Frik thought it was weird... but I said that that's all the more reason to get it for you:o))

So my religion were really good today. I have an 8:00 class that I was actually on time for... anyway, that one is new testament and I read every single word of the reading yesterday, which probably helped make this class so good. We're reading the 4 gospels in chronological order and, since it's the end of the semester, we're at the crucifixion. I love the teacher for that class. He's so smart... he speaks latin and greek and german and who knows what else, but he has his greek version of the new testament at the front of the class and when he reads any scriptures to us, he just translates it out of there. It's kindof funny, because the first few class periods, i didnt' know why he was reading so slow... and getting some of the words wrong... but then I figured it out. everyone needs to visit his homepage, because I almost died laughing the first time I saw it (make sure your speakers are on... there's music:

It's funny because some professors are really smart, and they make sure you know it... they are all cocky and only what they say is right... it drives me nuts, especially in religion classes. But br. rhodes is not cocky like that. He's a really good one.

In other news, Chief Niwot is doing well, but he looks so lonely in his empty tank... we've got the rocks, but they were in boggy's tank when he started getting sick... I boiled them, but i wanna bleach them before I put them into another fish's tank. Still don't have any bleach, though... :o)

well, time to sleep... I want to do a new layout some time. Mike Wazowski's getting a little old... :o)

Sunday, November 27, 2005


So, since it's been about a hundred years since my last post, I figured that Thanksgiving dinner would be a good place to start. It went really well. The food was good and a lot of people showed up (more than I expected). There were 17 people here, and if you haven't been to my apartment, we were probably close to the maximum occupancy. It was really fun, though. We had Turkey, Ham, Potatoes, Gravy, stuffing, grean bean casserole, rolls, and pie. So in any case, it was good.

One thing that was different about this thanksgiving (besides being in a different place with more than just the usual people) is that we didn't go around the table and say what we're thankful for! And since I know how much Maku loves that, I think I'll give everyone a chance to do that here.

Ahem. I'm thankful for... My family and friends... especially Erik. He's the new one, so I have to be the most thankful for him. He's really great and... aww... well I just love him (he's laying half on and half off the couch right now... asleep...) and I'm thankful for living in Utah where the job market is better than in Colorado, and I'm thankful for my apartment and that it's clean right now because my mom just came to visit. :o) I'm thankful for my visiting teachers letting me borrow the chairs so everyone would have a place to sit. Actually, I'm just thankful for them because they're such nice girls. I'm thankful for the church adn the opportunity it gives me to get to know people here, especially since the turnover in these apartment complexes next to campus is pretty high, it's nice to be able to get to know my neighbors before they move away. hmmm.... I guess that's the bulk of the things I'm thankful for right now.

So Sarah asked me to pick her up from the airport tonight and her flight was delayed and won't be coming in until 12:15, which means I won't be getting to bed until after 1. It's not a problem, though. I mean, after all the times that my friends have picked me up or dropped me off at different airports, it would be ridiculous if I didn't make a few trips up there once in a while, even if it is in the middle of the night. So, I'm just waiting until I need to leave, sitting on the couch watching "it's a wonderful life" with Erik... who is asleep... I love this movie. It's the first time I've watched it all year. My freshman year I swear I watched it every day in the dorms. Sarah hated it. (which is probably at least part of the reason I loved making her watch it with me so much...heheh...)

So, other than that... there are only a few weeks left of school before Christmas break. I'm really looking forward to some time off. Maybe I'll be able to work a bit over the break and get a little extra money. There was a big fiasco with the bank tying my overdraft protection to someone elses credit card, so when I noticed it, I called them up to see what was going on and now it turns out that we owe about $1000 more than I thought we did... so I'll have to work that out. Might have to take out a short term student loan for tuition next semester. It's just a 2 or 3 month loan from the university that I can pay in increments. It'll help things out a bit.

Oh, and I saw an old friend of mine from my german class last year at church today. She had her baby 6 months ago and he is so cute... his name is Jackson and he's got 6 or so inches of hair growing right out of the top of his head... but only the top, so it looks kindof like a comb over, but in reverse of how men usually go bald. Anyway, he's cute.

Well, I'm gonna take a nap before it's time to leave. I had a nice nap earlier today so I'll be fine, but just because I still have to wake up tomorrow for class... yeah...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Your Blogging Type Is the Private Performer

Your blog is your stage - with your visitors your adoring fans.
At least, that's how you write with your witty one liners.
And while you like attention, you value your privacy.
You're likely to have an anonymous blog - or turn off comments.

Friday, November 4, 2005


I registered for classes today and I got every single one that I wanted! Hooray!! So this is what I'm taking next semester: Geography, World Civilization to 1500, Child development, essentials of human nutrition, Physical Science B, and the Book of Mormon.

there are only two of those that don't fill a requirement for either my major or just general, and that's the nutrition one (which I'm taking b/c friend of mine @ work took and it sounds really interesting) and Book of Mormon, which counted for an general the first time I took it... but I didn't do very well in it b/c I never went to class... it was the second semester of my freshman year, which was a really sucky semester, so... I got a C- I think, and it's the only class that I feel like it'd be worth my time to bring my GPA up by .05 points to retake it. Because I know I'll learn something out of it again. Other classes I've retaken have been a waste of time b/c I was bored to death the second time. I'm really excited about my schedule.

Oh, and my TA announced in class this morning that there are 2 TA positions opening for that class (physical science 100A) and I really want to have one. The application for it is really lame, though... it doesn't ask any questions about me or anything... so I don't know what they do to choose the TA's... I'm figuring they must just throw all the applicaitons in a big bowl and pick two out randomly... Maybe I'll throw together a resume (since I can't find mine anywhere) and attach it with a cover letter.

Well, I'm gonna go find something to put together for dinner. You know how sometimes there's no food in the house, even though all the cupboards and the fridge and freezer are full? But there's still nothing to eat? How is that possible?

Oh, and PS: this is the laptop I want.... Averatec

So if anyone wants to get me a really expensive Christmas present, now you know. :o)

Thursday, November 3, 2005

High Dive

K, so yesterday, I was talking to Katiebear. I asked her what she was doing that night and she told me that she was going to the RB and jumping from the high dive. Apparently, for a creative writing class, they had to do something outside of their comfort zone and then write about it. So... I told her I'd go with her.... and I have never actually been to the pool in the RB, so I didn't know how high that platform really is.... wow.

So, she called me at 7:00 when she was about to go and asked if I still wanted to go. I said yes and got my stuff together and left. We jumped off of the low board, then the middle one, and then climbed up the stairs to the high one. It was so high... I've got to figure out how high b/c I have no idea... but anyway, It took me about 4 minutes to work up enough courage to just jump off, but I did it. It was weird because you're falling for a long time... really, compared to the other 2 boards, it was a really long fall... but it was fun and I'm glad i did it.

Then we worked back down and jumped off the lower two again, then we went home.

That's about all I've got to say for now...

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Christmas stuff and other stuff

So Erik got some time off for Christmas. He's not working Friday night or Saturday night before, so we'll leave on Friday morning and drive over to CO, then we'll be able to stay until wednesday, when he works at 10 pm that night. I'm excited. I haven't been home since the wedding and with my brother and his family having moved in since then, I think it'll be really fun.

Also, my mom's sister is planning on coming, so it'll be a little family reunion! :o) I wanna see if Dub & Sarah and their family can come. I think that if we all bribe them, they might do it.

anyway, so I'm excited for that. I've done some of my Christmas shopping. not a lot... but some...

Oh, and my mom was in town this weekend. Sarah and I had a brilliant idea for a birthday present for her when she was buying her temple clothes a few weeks ago. We thought that since my mom doesn't have a temple dress, maybe we could both buy one for her together! So we took her to the Distribution center and let her pick one out. It was fun. While we were looking at them, it was funny b/c she said, "I feel like a rich woman!" Which is funny b/c all the dresses there are not very expensive... And then the lady at the checkout gave us 50% off because my mom had never owned her own dress before. I liked it. I thought it was a good idea for a present.

So we had a busy weekend... we met up with my aunt and her family on Saturday. It was good. they adopted a baby girl with shaken baby syndrom a few years ago. I think she's about 4 now... I don't remember. But she is so adorable... she is autistic and about 50% blind. it's a really sad thing that someone would do to a baby... but she is so lovable and sweet. I really liked her. And it was good to see my other cousins, too. They seem to be doing ok... Doug is doing so much better. I guess he's been in a program for a few months to help him get on a good path... And now they want Me, Erik, and David to come visit them in St. George and go to Zions or something. I think that would be good. And maybe we could see the rest of the cousins if we do that.

Then that night we went to the mall. We walked past gamestop and saw Meryl inside so I stopped to say hi. then david ended up buying some games... well, my mom got them for him for his birthday... Which was on the 26th, and I made him dinner that night. It was really good. Chicken in orange sauce... and pretty easy too.

Anyway, I guess that's enough for today. We're going to a friend's house for Halloween tomorrow. We're gonna make cinnamon rolls and watch a movie. What are all of you doing for Halloween???


ps: serve it with rice pilaf

Thursday, October 13, 2005

weird test scoring

So that test that I got 48% on, yeah I found out what grade that's gonna be.... it's a C. But I'm not even done there. He lets us retake the test and get all the answers that we got wrong right (for a half point each). I'll study a bit for it then take it on monday. It's funny, though... there were 153 questions, and if you get 94 or more right, you have an a... 84 or more is a B, etc etc... he's nuts, really!

Even though he's got amazingly difficult tests, he's still one of the best religion professors I've had. And he is very fair about it... you know, they're tough, but however well we do, he's going to give us what we deserve...

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Bettas, Pad Thai, etc...

So today was a good day... I didn't get a whole lot of work done, but i did a lot of other good stuff, I think.

So, since i haven't written for a while, i guess I'll start out by saying that Sarah got her mission call and that she's going to Spain. I'm really happy for her but I cried when i looked at her packet of stuff because I realized that I see her almost every day and that we are together all the time... and I said, "what am I going to do all day if you're gone?"... And it didn't help any that I was at a highly emotional time of the month, but really... It's going to be weird not having her here. I mean, I've practically lived with her for the past 2 years. (some of it was real living with her, but she's assumed the role of honorary room mate since I got married)... anyway, though... My only consolation is that she's going to get rid of most of her clothes before she leaves and I get to go through the pile... hehe... and that Frik and I are planning on going to Spain when she is done to pick her up. I think her dad's going to come too. it'll be cool. We're going to do a European vacation thing... already saving up for it. :)

Anyway, though, I've been trying not to be a baby about the whole thing because I don't want the last few months that I have with her to be spent moping around. So that's why today started out as a good day: I went over to her apartment and we watched a movie while she made some flower tea stuff and I ate popcorn then fell asleep on the couch. When I woke up, she was gone and one of her roommates was there and it took me a good 15 minutes to remember that she had asked me if she could use my car to go grocery shopping... I must have said yes... :) anyway, so when she came back, she had pad thai and we ate that for lunch and then I went and took a religion test at the testing center. I got a 48% (which isn't as bad as it sounds... the professor told us that a 60 or 65% is usually the high, and since he curves them, I'll probably end up with at least a B- or C+) Then on my way out, I saw my brother and Sarah, we went to the grocery store, and came home and had rootbeer floats, while I cleaned the apartment. I got down on my hands and knees and mopped the floor and everything. (I opted out of buying a mop a few months ago since we only have about 7 square feet of linoleum)

So then Sukie, the boy, Antigone, and Theorb came down and delivered my betta fish... I'm still trying to think of a new name for him. I think his name right now is Aiko or Aika... but I want something new. He's kindof red, so maybe I'll name him Rusty Jr. (in memory of the late Rusty aka Mr. Boggy Toppinsworth who died on the drive over from colorado)

It was fun having all of them down here. I went to the bakery and picked up some brownies for Sukie and then they went to the mall to find Meryl and see if she was working. They came over after that and we ordered pizza and talked and watched some TV. It was funny... The Boy was looking at my box of beads (oh, btw, I've picked up a new hobby of making little bracelets with those tiny glass beads). Anyway, so the boy was looking at it and kindof shaking it, so I went over and gave him a piece of string and let him pick out some beads to string onto it. I ended up stringing them all on because they were really small and he was having problems getting them on. I kindof wondered if his eye was making it hard to tell the depth or maybe not... they are tiny and kindof hard to string anyway. So he would tell me which ones to put on and then he started talking about how it was an, "a, b, b, a" pattern or an "a, b, a, b" pattern or whatever. It was funny. We spilled beads all over, but it's ok.

It was kindof weird... well, not weird... but it was i don't know the word for it... Well, Theorb and Antigone are my oldest brothers friends originally, and then Wudan and Sukie are my next oldest brothers' friends... well, no scratch that. Theorb and wudan are my brothers friends, but I think I met Antigone and Sukie before any of the rest of my family, but regardless, It kindof felt like I was hanging out with my brothers friends. Especially since when I was littler, I idolized my brothers and their friends. I thought that Berserk, Theorb, and... Paul... were the coolest people on the earth and it's weird now that they're more of real people... and weird that i was hanging out with them without my brothers... you know, getting older kindof closes the age gap. But it wasn't weird bad, and it wasn't like they were treating me like a little kid, it's just hard to get out of the mindset that I grew up in.

So then Sukie, Antigone, and I went to Walmart and bought some new tanks for my Bettas. They're gallon size and they look nice on my entertainment center. I think Chief Niwot likes the space. I need to get some more rocks, though. I like the pink and black ones from the receptions, so maybe when my mom comes here in a few weeks she can bring some??? :o)

Well, I guess that's the end of the novel....


Monday, September 26, 2005

I don't like biology....

You know how good it feels to wake up before you have to and then realize that you still have 2 more hours to sleep? Yeah, I did that today. Then I woke up at 7:30 (The alarm was set for 8:00) and I was completely refreshed. It feels so good to actually get enough sleep. So, I headed off to my biology class (completely alert, for once) and guess what happened... I FELL ASLEEP IN CLASS!!! I swear, Bio 100 is the freakin most boring class I have ever taken. I thought that I was just not getting enough sleep, but no... it's just a horribly boring class. I've got a test this week, though, so we'll see how that goes...

I made dinner last night out of Sarah's ward cook book. It seems like every recipe I stole from that ward cook book is so good. and easy. This one is called, "gourmet chicken" (kindof not really gourmet... I mean, anything that has cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup in it can't really be classified as gourmet...and this has both) But it is super tasty, and once again, super easy. Eat it on top of rice.Gourmet%20Chicken.doc

So I've really got to read some crap for biology... my favorite class. It's always the one that I put off b/c I really am bored by it...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


So the devotional today (BYU has a weekly devotional at 11 on tuesdays... there are no classes and virtually all of campus is shut down at that time) Anyway, the devotional today was the dedication of the newest building on campus- the Joseph Fielding Smith building. It was awesome... The Prophet, President Faust, President Monson, and some of the 12 came. President Hinckley spoke, but it wasn't even what he said that was so awesome. The entire Mariot Center was full (it holds something like 27000 people... or is it 2700... I always get those two mixed up) It seriously looked like all of these people were piled up on top of eachother and that the whole tower of them was going to topple over at any minute. We (Me, Frik, & Sarah) got there sabout an hour and a half early (so we could get seats), so I was sitting there, doing my homework and talking. (mostly talking). But at about 10:55 or so I was reading and then everyone in the marriot center stood up and the prelude music changed to, "we thank thee oh God for a prophet". People always say that as soon as the prophet walks in the room you just feel the spirit so strong, and honestly, I never felt that until today. I was so glad I went just because sitting there for the 5 minutes before the devotional was worth it. It was so peaceful and all the little old men looked so cute.

I know that not all of you believe in the same things I do, so I'm not posting this to try to persuade you to believe, but I also know that some of you do believe the same things I do. I guess I just wanted to share.

Oh, something funny happened at the bakery yesterday--something that has never happened before... well maybe a long time ago, but not in the past 5 years. We were making brownies and when you make a large batch and want half of it to have walnuts in it, you scoop the first half out, then add the walnuts and mix them in... simple, right? Well anyway, we had finished the first half and Sarah added in the walnuts and started it mixing and there was this huge bang noise. So, she stopped it and we looked at the beater (fyi: it's like a giant kitchen aid mixer and by giant I mean about 5 feet tall). Everything looked fine so she started it again. There was this huge crack and the paddle started sinking into the brownie batter. It had snapped at the neck where it attaches to the mixer...

So we were pretty much screwed for the rest of the day. We stirred the walnuts into the batter with a huge spoon and then left a note for the night crew (who are a bunch of dummies)

Anyway, I've got some HW to do... I just felt like telling you that little story... heh...

Friday, September 16, 2005

Moving to Utah.... (not me. I already live here)

so I finally have a free minute to post... but only a minute, so this will be short.... I was so proud of myself for not missing any classes so far this semester, but then this morning... I slept through my 8:00. I was really bummed. Not b/c I like it, but because I was on a roll. Man. Oh well. This is the end of the busiest week ever, so I'll be doing better and getting more sleep from now on.

My mom called the other day and told me that My brother might be moving to Provo. I think that'd be cool. because then he can marry annette. heheheheh... and it'd be cool if he worked at the same place frik does. Frik said that with his schooling and certification and stuff, he could almost guaranteed get a job there. cool... he's gonna check when the next hiring cycle is, though. But send me or him your resume, k? and we'll print it off and he can take it in.

They've got good benefits, too.

And we can find you an apartment.

k, what else.... umm.... you'd think that I'd have something to say... huh. Guess I'll go do my biology...

Saturday, September 10, 2005


So I went to Target with Sarah yesterday, looking for some good gifts for Frik (since today is his birthday...) We ended up spending 2 hours there. I think we were moving in slow motion b/c it really didn't feel like even half that long. we ended up getting some random, stuff, too. We found some hair dye that was only $2 and on an impulse, Sarah bought some. (those of you who know Sarah know that she never does anything with her hair on impulse... it was amazing) Not only was it amazing that she wanted to dye her hair, but she wanted to dye it dark brown. Actually, she wanted to dye it red but I talked her out of it b/c that would just be a disaster. Anyway, we came home and dyed her hair and it looks so good. It's very dark, but it looks pretty. It took me a while to get used to seeing her with dark hair, but it looks really good.

Then I went to work today and made 3 batches of brownies. Do you know how many brownies that is??? It's 90 sheets, the sheets are double sized, so 180 pans full. Cut up into 60 per pan, that's 10800... that's a lot of brownies.... Then Frik's mom took us out to lunch for his birthday. Happy Birthday Frik!!!

Anyway, I've got a few readings to do for biology...... fun times....

Thursday, September 8, 2005

wacky professors and laundry

I saw the cutest thing the other day while I was walking to class. I was right next to a street that runs past one of the buildings (since most of campus is not along the edge of a street, I thought I'd clarify that for you all) Anyway, I saw this professor coming towards me with this big goofy grin on his face and he was looking all around. He looked really dorky and I was like... what a psycho. Then he started running and still smiling that huge dopey grin. That's when I heard a little tiny voice coming from the car that was about to pass him: "Bye Daddy! I love you!" And he started waving and they drove away. It was seriously so dang cute. :o)

Anyway... I did my laundry today. I went over to LaGrande... weird... but I did... and I put in all 3 loads (which were completely full since it's been about 2 weeks since I did any laundry and even the last time I did laundry I didn't do it all...) It kindof sucked b/c I had to pay for it, but it was nice b/c I got it all done a lot quicker. Then I went upstairs to Sarah's apartment and studied. Really, I did. I read a chapter and a half of science stuff!

Work is getting so busy. We have the Fall Fest coming up, and catering ordered 75 sheets of brownies and 500 dozen assorted cookies. (FYI: 1 sheet of brownies = 160 brownies.) Yah, it's sick. On top of that, we have all the regular orders and some dumb concessions people decided to start selling the brownies at football games, but they don't want us to use pan liners (which is retarded) and they don't want them cut, so they're probably cutting them up all tiny and selling them for $4 each.

Anyway, enough bakery talk. I'm so excited that my laundry is done! Hooray!!!

Monday, September 5, 2005

barbecue (or is it barbeque??)

Yesterday I invited some friends over for dinner. I said that 6:30 would be a good time (since I had to work until then) But I ended up working an extra hour and not getting here until 7:30... I felt bad and the potroast smelled so good when I got home... and I was hungry... but I think it was a success. We watched "Brother Bear" which is one of those Disney movies that looks stupid but turns out to be pretty good. Also in that category: The Emperor's New Grove (A guy turns in to a llama??? How dumb does that sound?) and The Kid....

Then today, Frik & I went to his mom's house for a barbecue. Kindof a strange thing, actually. See, she called a few days ago to tell us that she was having this barbecue for labor day, and Frik was either not paying any attention of still sleeping b/c he thought that it was going to be around 5:00, when really it was at noon. So, we missed the entire family and didn't bring the dessert that we were supposed to. But it was ok, b/c Shauna and I made some little tart things... they were good, but messy. For some dumb reason, We didn't put crust all around the edges, just on the bottom, so you kindof had to eat them all in one bite, but they were freaking good.

Oh, and when we were buying ingredients, we ran around the store jumping up in the air and clicking our heels together. Frik thought it was cool... either that or he kept trying to act like he wasn't with us... whichever. I can't remember. :o)

but yeah, I was in some kind of wacky mood. Then we went to walmart and got some of the $5.50 movies from the crate. one was fat man & little boy. Anyone seen it? I remember watching it in 7th grade in science... I think it was good. (it's about the Manhattan Project and the 2 atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki) Then we got some random meg ryan movie that I hope doesn't suck completely. It's got the same producer as You've Got Mail and the same director as Jerry Maguire, so hopefully.....

I had the creepiest nightmare last night... it was one of those dreams that feels totally real and when you wake up you can't remember what was a dream... but it was so sad and I woke up crying (even though it made no sense at all) And for a while it was good... like it was about boys and stuff... until I realized (In my dream) That I was already married and that I had completely abandoned my husband and I just felt so bad and sad and... I was so happy when I woke up and Frik was lying there next to me. heh... and I felt kindof dumb b/c I was telling him how happy I was that I ended up with him and that I was so sorry that I was mean and left... well I think I stopped myself before I told him about leaving... but anyway. Nighmare b/c it made me cry.

So anyway, I've got an 8:00 tomorrow morning and it's almost 1:45... so I'm gonna go to bed. I was just up reading and I thought I'd post. :o)

Friday, September 2, 2005

Honors classes and Jared the Subway guy

So I have a lab at 8:00 am on friday mornings. I knew it'd be tough to wake up for, but I figured that I'll be done with classes before 10 and the rest of the day is free (except work at 1) So I struggled out of bed this morning when my alarm went off and climbed up the 101 stairs to campus (106 if you count a tiny little staircase between the Smith Field House and the RB). I was pretty tired by the time I got all the way up there. I went to my class room building only to find a sign on the door: "No labs this week"....

Just so you know, I've got 2 classes with labs and one of them did have lab this week so I thought both would. I was very disappointed, but it was good b/c I got to go home and sleep. Sleep is always bettter when you don't expect to be able to have it, but then you get it... and you don't feel guilty about sleeping through class or anything.

Oh, and yesterday, after work, Sarah and I had this bright idea to eat in the cafeteria (since we get half price meals on days we work). While we were eating, we decided to make it a weekly event. Might as well eat there... Well, by the time we had walked about half of the way back to my apartment, we decide to nix that idea and then hurried the rest of the way home and to my bathroom.... There's a reason you stop eating at the on campus cafeterias.

So I went to the airport to pick up my mom. My sister is hopefully being picked up by my brother right now... hopefully.... Then we went to Rafaels in Sandy. They've got really good nachos, and the tacos are also tasty. I usually get a chalupa, though.

I'm trying not to get behind in my classes and I actually think that they are all pretty interesting. I'm excited. I dropped my Geography class, though, because I realized it was an Honors geography class.... I hate honors classes. Everyone there thinks they're smarter than the rest of campus. Well guess what??? WE ALL GOT IN TO THE SAME BYU!!! You don't have to pass any special tests to join the honors program. You don't even have to be smarter. Really, if you think about it... it's much dumber to take honors classes. As long as you pay attention and do your readings, you can learn the same stuff. even if it means not writing 2 extra papers a week and having a 500 point project on the climate of Kenya and how it affects the general population compared and contrasted to Saudi Arabia... And no curve. The world is the world and you don't need an honors stamp on your degree.... The way I figure it, Id' rather have a 3.5 and no honors classes than a 3.0 with the special recognition of being an "honors student".

Anyway, that's what I think about that. Did you all realize that Jared the Subway guy is real and he really lost about 250 lbs by eating subway 2x a day and waliking for 30 min. a day? It's true. Be more active, people. Don't get heart disease and don't let your kids sit around watching tv or playing video games all day.

That's it for now. Seeya later....

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Tag! I'm it...

Thanks to Sukie, I am now going to rattle off all these facts about me. :o)

10 years ago: I was 10... hmm... I was just starting the 5th grade. My teacher was Mrs. Pillow and I remember that she loved whales, so I made a pillow with a whale on it for one of my projects....

5 years ago: I was 15. I was starting my Sophomore year in highschool, feeling all insecure about myself but pretending I wasn't (like most highschoolers) I had a couple of "good friends" who ended up using me... and I was running around Horizon High like a chicken with my head cut off planning different activities and going to millions of classes.

1 year ago: I had just moved in to my first apartment, but it wasn't real living on my own b/c my dad still filled up my bank account when it got too low. I lived with some of my dearest friends and looking back on it... I loved it, even though we had some of the hardest times of our lives in that apartment.

Yesterday: Went to my Physical Science class and fell in love with my teacher (he's real old and cute). I love taking the Elementary ed requirements b/c the classes are so... well, elementary. My teacher gave us all a bead at the end of class and asked us how it changed colors in the light. And we played with RC cars and sails. And in my elementary education gym class we were skipping, running, walking, and will be hula hooping and jumping/hopping next class period. :o)

5 snacks I enjoy: hmm... This is actually kindof tough... Oreos, Cheddar Munchies, cold cereal (It's not just for breakfast!), fruit snacks, and juice. (does juice count?)

5 songs I know all the words to: Well that's just about every song in the world. At least everysong on FM 100 and whatever the oldies station is in Utah (not by choice--we're forced to listen to them at work). So... My heart will go on by Celine Dion, Live like you were dyin' by Tim McGraw, I think we're alone now by Tiffany, Suspicious Minds by Elvis, and... I wanna hold your hand by the Beatles.

5 things I would do with $100 million: Buy a house, buy a new wardrobe, buy a car, pay tuition, send it to Louisiana.... (I can be charitable in my fantasies, can't I?)

5 things I would never wear: short skirts (I'd be afraid that everyone could see straight up when I'm walking up the stairs), 5 different shades of green in one outfit, colored contacts (I think they look wrong and unnatural and creepy) A shirt that says, "Perfect" or "Spoiled" or "Worship me because I am wonderful".... blah blah bleh... of those spandex bicycling outfits that makes girls look like misshapen bananas.

5 favorite TV shows: The 4400 (SO SO SO Freaking good... ahhhh...) What not to wear, Friends, ... The 4400 and the 4400.

5 biggest joys: teaching something new to someone, sleeping, eating good food, doing nothing with my friends and family, and fixing or organizing somthing that was a huge mess or really screwed up and then looking at the finished product. Especially if it's something inside a company or organization that will help it to run smoother even after I'm gone.

5 favorite toys: My awesome tomato slicer from bed, bath, & beyond, my ipod, My Kitchenaid cheese grater (coolest kitchenaid attachment, guaranteed) My air conditioner, and an awesome digital camera I'll have some day.

5 people I tag: Everyone's already taken... hmm... Chaelomen, for 1... Berserk (you been tagged?? ) Meryl, Frik, &.... Frik's buddy??? Wanna Play, Devie?

Saturday, August 27, 2005


so I just wrote a whole post and it disappeared.... So if this doesn't flow well, trust me the first one was better.

I don't even know where to start anymore... I guess I went hiking through the night with Frik, Sarah, and her friend Virgil. I almost died. We started out at 2 in the morning so that we'd be able to see the sunrise from the top of the mountain. I was exhausted. A word of advice: if you have been almost completely sedentary for the past 4 months and very close to that for the past 2 years, don't take on timanogas with some avid hikers. We started out so fast that within the first 10 minutes I was completely winded and my trachea was burning from breathing so hard... my heart rate was higher than it's been for a while and my body was screaming at me, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME!!?!?" At least frik was there to stay behind with me when I gave up. It was fun, though, and the scenerey was beautiful. I was glad to stay behind b/c Frik and I had some good conversation about why Collective Soul is the greatest rock band in history... heehee...

Other than that, it seems like everything else I wrote in my original post was pretty meaningless... I went to a farmers market today and then came home and crashed (hadn't slept all night or the day before...) I love my bed. Jenny gave me a feather bed mattress topper for a wedding gift and this was the first time I slept on it. It's amazing. That and we got some pretty pillows at Kohls so our bed looks really nice.

I also cut Shauna's hair today. I think it looks nice. I want to go to hair school, if only to know how to cut hair. I don't think I'll ever end up working in a salon, but it'd be fun anyway. Then we went to see the fantastic four (we being me, Frik, Shauna, James, and Lorna) I thought it was good, despite all the bad reviews. It was , of course, very unbelievable and incredibly stupid, but if you don't mind that it's fun to watch and I'm glad we went. (It was only a dollar, so it can't be too much of a waste) :o)

That was my day today. Oh! I almost forgot! While Frik and I were coming down the mountain, we saw 2 guys running up! How crazy and in amazing shape do you have to be to run up a mountain trail? Then about 10 minutes after we got down we saw them running into the parking lot! And we told Sarah and Virgil about it and they had seen the crazy runners at the top. I couldn't believe it. In about 4 or 5 hours, I'd guess, these 2 guys had run up and down the whole mountain. That's a 14 mile hike at about 12,000 miles (at the top). They must be nuts...

Friday, August 26, 2005

More school

So, I changed my whole schedule around and I'm taking a bunch of freshman classes that I should have taken 2 years ago. All of them fill requirements for both GE and Elem Ed... and all of them have fatty expensive books. As far as the whole teaching thing: I have toyed with the idea of being a teacher for... well.... 5 or 6 years, probably. It's the one thing I keep going back to after all my major changes. If I were teaching, it'd be 5th-8th grade... some age where they're older and not as... hmm... well, I don't want to do daycare, and High schoolers are too set in their ways, so I'm shooting for middle school or late elementary (ya know, the easily influenced ones...) The biggest thing is that I've decided that I want to finish my degree in 2 years so Frik can start going to school. After all, he is the one who wants to go and I can't keep holding him up... I'll only have to make enough for rent and food (and entertainment stuff) since his tuition is paid for by his father (and an incredibly understanding university...) So the teachers having low salaries won't be a huge issue. Especially after he graduates. :o)

So...You know what movie I love? Mona Lisa Smile. I think it makes a lot of sense. If you haven't seen it, you should. And I love the characters. Especially the skank. :o)

Thursday, August 25, 2005

what decade does your personality live in?

quiz brought to you by lady interference, ltd


It's funny, b/c I am married, but at night time, I'm single... Sarah spent the night over here last night (Frik was at work) And tonight I'm just hanging out alone. k, So I'm really NOT single at night... but it is kindof weird anyway to have my girlfriend over for a sleep over.

I'm thinking about hiking Timp for the sunrise tomorrow... so leave tomorrow at midnight and be up there for the sunrise on Saturday. Sarah and some friends of hers are going and i think it'd be fun.

I got my books today... I have to say I'm not really excited for class. I'm mostly scared b/c I have done so poorly in the past and I really can't afford to do that again. I don't know what to do. Part of me wants to just go part time and go find a real job (I can't work on campus unless I'm full time student). I've been thinking about handing in my resume to some insurance agencies around here... Well, ok. here's my predicament: I have to have 9 or more credits to be eligible for employment. Also, taking between 9 and 16 credits costs the same amount. So I feel like if I'm paying to take 9, I might as well take 14 or 15. But that's when I get scared. I don't want to waste money. I just don't know what my motivation is to do well... I guess just so that I don't waste money... But that's not motivation, it's just a stressor.

grr... I know I'm smart, I just don't have any direction. No motivation to go to class. In High school, I was supposed to do my work and study so I could get into a good school... Now I'm in a good school and what am I supposed to do? I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Every major I momentarily choose turns out to be boring or hard or just not me.


What do I want to do with my life??? I guess that if I can figure that out, then be able to choose a major, I will have reasons to want to go to class and do my work and stuff. But right now, I just feel like sitting around and being lazy.

snap out of it....

I guess I'll go clean up the apartment. :o)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Wedding Gifts

k, so we went out shopping and returning today... after all the hustle we've got a few duplicates, some of which we have no idea where they came from, and some that we are just so sick of returning that we'd rather give them away.

so... what I've got up for bid right now (already gave a few things away, sorry...) are 2 rollingpins (wood... both are pretty nice) and a set of silverware (looks like it's from 1982). Maybe David's interested in that? Since you only had 2 spoons and 1 fork last year... hehe...

lemme know if you suddenly realized that your house is short one rolling pin.

Besides that... Frik and I went to kohls today and we got a few really good bargains. We got a 50 piece set of dishes (service for 8) that normally sells for about $100. We got it for just over $15... it was on clearance and 3 pieces were missing (2 coffee cups and a serving platter) so it was like...85% off b/c of all that. They're not bad, too. They're just plain white with some cute little round bumps along the edges.

We also got a micro suede duvet and sham set for $30. yipee!

Anyway... I saw my 2 old roommates today. We were all 3 in our old apartment for what is most likely the last time, since we have all moved out now. The last of us was moving today. It was sad, even though the upkeep there was bad and the managment was (to say the least) incredibly incompetent and we definitely all had hard times there... But I guess that looking back, you can pretty much miss any time of your life. Even high school. And we all know how much that really sucked, yet it's sad that we can't go back.


But I'm in a happy place now. I guess that's the thing to do: make sure that even though you can't go back, you wouldn't want to leave where you are now. yep.

That's it. I'm gonna put my pretty dishes away. Love you all!! (except of course those of you wackos who I don't know.)

Sunday, August 21, 2005

umm... post number 1

This is my post. My first one.
I'm watching Law & Order SVU right now and eating leftover pizza. It's creepy but good. (the show, not the pizza)
So I've started this blog at the suggestion of Sukie, her reasoning that my family is all in CO so I might as well let them read about my life. I think it's a good idea, and I've been toying with it for a while, so here it is.
I guess an introduction (even though hopefully everyone reading this already knows me): I'm married (as of 1 week and a day ago) and currently have an infatuation with USA's "The 4400". If you wanna start watching it, you've really got to see it from the beginning. Lucky for you all, I own season 1 on DVD. (or it's only $11 or $12 on overstock)
In case anyone's wondering, it comes on right after Law & Order on USA (aka now), which reminded me of just how great it is.
My husband and I.... I'll call him Frik...hehe... went to his uncle's for dinner tonight. It was nice. We had Alaskan Halibut and weird little flat peaches that were incredibly tasty. mmm...
umm... otherthan that, Frik was not up to church at our ward this morning, since he collapsed as soon as he got home (8:15) and our ward meets at 8:30, so we went up to AF and churched with his family at 2:00
That's about all I've got right now. I have a headache and I want another piece of pizza. FYI: Pepperoni & Green peppers from Papa John's is a winner.