Wed Jun 08 2005 12:38: Test entry by Leonard
Wed Jun 08 2005 12:38: Test entry by Leonard
Wed Jun 08 2005 15:17 It was a beatiful letdown: just in memory of Melea Oman, the Switchfoot song, "It was a beautiful letdown" comes to mind. The Oman family is so strong, and I am grateful to be related to all of my extended family.
(8) Wed Jun 08 2005 15:21 scrapbook heaven: I got these new stamp letters that are very much fun. they are over an inch tall and can be used with acrylic paint. so far I am not very good at using them but I have been having fun in the meantime. I have finally organized all of my stuff, which was quite the task. But now that it is all together, I only want to scrapbook! Unfortunatly I only have 3 more days in which I can scrapbook, before I'm off to travel for EFY. such is life!
Fri Jun 10 2005 19:18 It's a BEAUTIFUL day: I love Utah in June. I just returned from Logan, where I spent the weekend visiting my fantastic friends, and the drive was absolutely beautiful! In the canyons it is especially pretty because we have so much water everywhere. unfortunetly instead of enjoying the rest of the afternoon, I am packing (well, procrastinating packing at least.) I have never had to pack for six weeks before :( But I am excited to embark on my adventure to Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, and Florida. Alas, though I have to take a Scrapbooking break.
Fri Jun 10 2005 19:21 We're living in America...: hip hip hooray! Rent is coming out Nov. 11, and it is almost the entire original cast. I am very excited!
(5) Tue Jun 14 2005 07:57 Indiana: I am in Indiana right now experiencing the midwest...yesh humidity drives me crazy, I am definintly a dry Utah girl. but Indiana University is very nice and we have only had one freak flood, and a few mini tornados. The kids are awesome and I love the strange funny people I work with.
Tue Jun 21 2005 14:14 oHIo: Here I am in Ohio! It is really beautiful, and I am having a good time. Our counselors are amazing and the youth are fun. I miss some of the kids from thast week, like Bernie Mac, who will be an American Idol contestant next season, and our kid who made 2 trips to the emergency room, which is always a fun place to be until 4:00 in the morning :) life is great and the church is true!
Mon Jun 27 2005 14:45 Sweet action!: ok so I'm in Georgia, it is going quite well. It is very humid, but very pretty. Today has been very chaotic though...grrto lack of communication. But yeah for cute boys who sing you the Elephant Love Medley to make you laugh! I work with some of the best people in the world!! The best part was that Desiree, Christy, Melissa, Josh and I went to the Mall of Georgia, and spent a total of $1,200.00 in 2 hours, and Josh, the boy we warned when he said he wanted to come, that we were doing some serious girl shopping, was the one we had to drag out of the store, after he spent ~$600.00 dollars!! That is half of the four girls! We couldn't believe it. boys are crazy.
Tue Jul 05 2005 08:04 Happy fourth!: For the fourth of July we had our 450 kids form a giant 4 and gave them all sparklers. It was pretty cool, but it was so humid that there was tons of smoke. So much smoke in fact the fire alarm in the building up the hill went off. haha Later that night we did some more fireworks and the guys had a joyus time leaping through them. Boys are weird. and now boys are singed as well.
(1) Fri Jul 08 2005 07:55 Hurricane: Oh never fear that we are supposed to land in Florida on saturday afternoon, just about the same time the hurricane is going to hit the airport. Actually I am excited to be a part of the action, instead of watching it on TV. We might not fly until Monday, especially because the campus we are staying at is going to be evacuated today at noon, and wont be up and running until monday. EFY will just be a day late. What a crazy summer it has been!
Fri Jul 08 2005 08:01 Movie time: This week I saw War of the worlds, after spending more money at the Mall of Georgia (the 2nd biggest mall in America). It wasn't all the bad...the special affects were pretty cool, acting was good, and it was very intense but then it just ends. Which is what happens in the book, but you are built up for some American's kick the alien butt action, and instead bacteria does it's thing. Cool because that could really happen, but lame, because there was too much buildup and hype for such a blah ending. The way people dies was gross and cool at the same time though.
(1) Thu Jul 14 2005 22:27 sticky sweet: It is bloody hot here in FL but we survived the hurricane. We started EFY a day late so it was super crazy action the next day. We spent that weekend in Tampa with a member family, and it was so nice to spend a time in a real house, with home made food, and kids, not to mention a whole Sunday off. Except that the home ward we visited decided to have a youth fireside, with us as the "dating panel". It was quite humerous. I have met some weirdo people as well. It is sohot and sticky but St. Pete's beach is 5 minutes away, as well as a stinky beach on campus. It is pretty cool. So we are safe, hot, and having fun!
Wed Jul 20 2005 16:45 Sweet action: Crazy is all I can say, the weather, the dolphins, the beautiful sunsets, the kids, the counselors, and the incredible BC's and HC's that I work with. Life is good and full of sweet action.
Wed Jul 20 2005 16:47 The Half Blooded Prince is...: NO I will not spoil, but I finished the book Monday night, and wow. freaky deaky craziness. Different, of course good, but I did sit there with my mouth hanging open several different times.
(2) Thu Jul 28 2005 19:11 Sweet dry Utah: It is so good to be back in dry Utah. I miss having my friends around 24 hours a day, and I am back in the "not reading my scriptures" slump...I must work on that, but I am enjoying being at home. I spent another 24th of July at Liberty park, with the Orton's. It was fun to see them, and although the park wasn't as crazy this year, the fireworks were still fantastic, and the Native American dance pow-wow was interesting to watch. I have decided for next year to act upon the sociologist that is in me and do a survey while at the park. I want to know where these people are from, where they work (can they dress that way at work?!?) and what brought them to the park. Now I am in a scrapbooking frenzy to work on my hundreds of EFY pictures, and a missionary I scrapbook for came home, so I need to finish his book. At least I have something to do.
(2) Sat Aug 13 2005 01:55 On the road again...: We just got back from a family vacation to Yellowstone. It really is such an interesting place...no where quite like it in the world. We even saw a wolf which was rare and cool. It is good to be back home, in touch with the real world though. and it is great to be hanging out with my wonderful friends. We have far to good of a time being rediculous!
(4) Sun Aug 14 2005 18:29 a little vintage: I spent all day yesterday combing SLC's vintage and retro stores. It was a blast and I found quite a few cool pieces of furniture and ideas that I wanted. Best of all was a tall standing freezer from the 40's. I fell in love with it and the stove, but alas I am bedroom furniture shopping and broke. I am heading for a mid 1940's/WWII look. All I ended up with is a nightstand, but now all I need is a small desk. It was fun. I spent the evening with some friends from USU. We went to dinner at The desert pub in trolley square, and then went to park city to roam around. It was nice to visit with them. p.s. I found a new saying for life, on a magnet..."waiting for the right guy, meanwhile having a great time with the wrong ones." love it!
(4) Wed Aug 17 2005 13:30 a game of CLUE anyone...: I love Clue, and collect the board game...I have many different ones, the original, 50th anniversary, Simpson's Clue, the newer versions since the original, the movie version, Museum Caper Clue, Master Detective Clue, etc... So at DI I found a brand new, $1.50, verion of Clue...Alfred Hitchcock addition, so Bates motel is a place, and there is a bird as a weapon. I was pretty darn excited.
(3) Sun Aug 21 2005 01:02 cross the line...: Today I had Fall Leadership training for Utah State. Fall leadership is a time where we make people stretch themselves, examine, and re-examine their values, beliefs, and attitudes, as they discover things about themselves and people around them. One game we have to do this with is called cross the line. It is one of my favorite activities becasue it reminds me what I have experienced/believe in, while teaching me how diverse Utah State really is, and that other people have had interesting/hard experiences in their lives too. WHat you do is all stand silently on one side of the room, and we will ask a question such as, "Do you have a family member, or friend who has used drugs/been exsposed to pornography/are you atheist or agnostic, etc...? Then if you have and you feel comfortable exposing that part of yourself, you cross the room, face everyone else and walk back. One question that was asked today was, "If you consider yourself a person of color, cross the line." Everyone in the room was White, and thus no one crossed the room. After we moved on to the next question, I was bothered because I wished I had crossed the room. I am not sure why I didn't cross the room. Maybe I was afraid that someone would be offended, or that when we play with the whole group and I crossed the line with the Latino's, Black's, Indian's... they would be offended. But I am not transparent. I have color too. So rightly I should be able to consider myself to be a person of color. I think culture, not color is what is really important anyway. When we do the activity as a large group next week, I think I just might cross the line when that question is asked. I don't know...I would be interested to hear others opinions on the matter...would you cross the line?
Sun Aug 21 2005 23:24 thanks...: I would like to thank those who responded to my previous post. It is quite a debatable topic, and I appreciate hearing your view. I am on the diversity committee this year for Utah State and I know topics like these will be addressed. I am excited for an interesting year.
(1) Sun Aug 21 2005 23:30 Ole Ole Ole Ole REAL...: I spent the evening yesterday with a friend whom I have been really good friends with for 20 years this year. Isn't that crazy! I couldn't believe it. Audrey and her husband Ryan are moving to the Riverside, CA area, becasue he is getting his PhD in BioChemistry there. I will miss them a lot, but it is an awesome opportunity for them. FOr our last night we went to the Real SL soccer game. It was awesome, no we did not win (0-1) but I adore soccer and haven't been to a real game in some time. Soccer games was how I spent the majority of my Senior year in high school, and I didn't realize how much I have missed that atmosphere. Then we went to our favorite IceCream joint...Leatherby's creamry. We split a Traci's peanut butter cup, which is a lot of vanilla icecream, hot fudge, and melted peanut butter. it is wonderful. We spent the night reminiscing, and thinking about old friends and enemies...people who have died, gotten married, gotten divorced, had kids...we have only been out of high school for 4 years, and it is amazing how different life is, but how some people can still make you angry, sad, uncomfortable, etc...
(3) Wed Aug 24 2005 12:03 procrastination habit: So I am supposed to move today...actually I was supposed to move an hour ago, but here I am and all I have packed is my lotion. lol, and I realized that I own most Vicotoria secret lotion flavors. it is rediculous. ANyway like I said I love to procrastinate...my personality functions better under pressure anyway, that is the trauma junkie coming out I guess. But alas I really should go pack something. I guess i just don't worry cause most of my stuff is already up at school, and it is only an hour and a half drive...I can always come back a nd pick stuff up if I don't pack it. I need to work on this habit.
Mon Aug 29 2005 17:01 Let's get it started...: Well I have offically survived my first day of class. I had 2 classes today, one at 1:30 (Pearl of Great Price institute) and one at 2:30 (Law and Politics). The law and politics class is going to be interesting and is going to kick my trash, because it is all legal writing, and I really don't like writing anyway. oh well, welcome to real life I guess. Fall Leadership was amazing. The main messages were to measure your life in love, and that all there is between you and me is air. The good Reverend France Davis, of the calvary Baptist Church in SL, was our guest speaker, and really is one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever heard. He has a great love for knowledge, and is extremely well read. We also adopted the FISH philosophy from Pike Fish Market in Seattle... play, be there, make their day, and choose your attitude. The conference was overall a good reminder to remember who you are, and strive to make a difference as you have an open mind and love for all people. I loved it. The end up this first week of school my good friend Toni and I are heading to SanFrancisco on a quick 2 day trip. We are staying with Leonard, who so graciously invited us, and we are going to the Yankee's vs. A's baseball game...it is toni's thing, she is a Yankee's nut, but I am excited because I love all night road trips.
(1) Mon Sep 05 2005 23:41 home sweet home: Just got back from the long boring drive from San Francisco...going to bed, have early class, but will write about my weekend experience later!!
(2) Sat Sep 10 2005 13:49 ah...fall...: I adore autumn. THe leaves are changing, the air is crisp, the apples are ripe, and it is pumpkin season. All of my favorite holidays are now approaching, namely Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and it is all about school spirit! (go aggies!) but along with the season of autumn comes the season of fall...yes it is a seperate season, that occurs at the same time as autumn. See the season of fall, is a season of falling. My roommate Elise is frequently tripping up the stairs, or falling down them, and on Thursday as I was jumping out of the storage closet I smashed my head into the top of the door frame, and gave my self a concussion...then I was the one tripping everywhere I walked, because I couldn't walk straight. It is the joy of the season I suppose!
(1) Sat Sep 10 2005 13:56 Travel time: My friend Toni and I decided to take a weekend trip and drive the San Francisco. first of all I have never drived past the salt flats and that was an amazing amount of art. We stayed in Reno Friday night, and feared for our lives because it is such a trashy city. Then we drove to SanFran, andhad a great time driving around and around the city. We stayed with Uncle Leonard, and Jeff at their house, and had a wonderful dinner at this nice Chinese resturant, where Jeff taight me how to appropriatly use chopsticks. We went to the Bay area singles branch, and I learned to be grateful for the incredible student ward I have at Utah State. The we had the pleasure of watching the Yankees beat the A's in Oakland. how can a game be bad, that begins with Derek Jeter hitting a home run on the first pitch!?! Then Toni and I made the incredibly long drive home on Monday (ok so it is only 12 hours, but those dang salt flats make it seem like forever.) It was a fun time, but now I am broke...We don't even know how much gas cost total, we didn't want to add it up. The most we paid was $3.23 and we only filled half a tank on that price.
(3) Mon Sep 19 2005 14:26 gender: I am taking a sociology of gender class (my major is sociology, with a criminolgy emphasis) and our class discussion today is if sex is socially constructed. Gender is typically sicially constructed, boys play with trucks, girls with dolls, etc...but the argument was about giving all babies green blankets, and then a child's sex wouldn't be labeled on them since birth. I just kept thinking of anatomy and thinking that eventually that is going to play a large part of it...that is the issue that frustrates me with this class. Somethings just are, the end. oh well, at least the theories about uterus' shrinking as the female brain grows bigger because she is at school has been proved to be way of base...kind of like the theory we learned the other day about sperm controlling all of men's actions. (although you sometimes wonder if that is true ;) ah the joy of school. I love my majnor actually, and am having a great time.
(7) Mon Sep 19 2005 14:32 halloween is here again: yes I know that it is only September 19th, but in Utah State land you better have a halloween plan already. I love halloween, and luckily I attend a school where halloween in not just a holiday but an event, this year lasting a week. We throw the biggest and sometimes badly the trashiest party of the season in Utah. this year we have the scream on friday (an LDS party averaging 5,000 people) the howl on saturday (the USU party averaging 15,000 people with the only rule being that you have to wear something...yes plastic wrap counts as something) and then on Halloween we are having odessy dance co.'s Thriller perform on campus (which is extremely cool). SO I have decided that I want to be the wicked witch of the west. I have been a witch 4 or 5 times, and love it. The only sad part is that I can't be sparkly, but I get to be green so it will be fun. Also the thought of halloween is in my head because of TIm Burton's newest movie Corpse Bride, with I am excited to see. ANyway I promise not to bring up halloween until October 15th, becasue that is the date we could bring it up when i was a kid.
(2) Mon Sep 26 2005 17:40 life or something like it: today I ran into an old friend (nate) from highschool, jr. high actually. It was very good to see him, but quite random because we had the perfect "love to hate; hate to love" relationship at the end of our sr. year. But since he has been home on his mission our we have become the good friends we were once more. He is transferring up to the land of the true blue, and I am excited about it. It is kind of weird though. who thought we would ever be friends again!?!?
(2) Wed Sep 28 2005 17:18 our true aggies...: It has been quite the week here at Utah State. On Monday we were watching the 5:00 news, and saw that there had been a rollover accident that had killed at least 8 people near Tremonton (which is just outside of Logan). The news at first reported that they thought it was a family. Instead it was a USU van, on its way home from an agriculture field trip. There were 10 AgSci students, and their instructor on board, when the back tire blew and the van rolled, instantly killing 7 of the passengers. One died later at the hospital and the remaining 2 are still in very critical condition. It was a very sad day for us at school. We held a candlelight vigil in the victims honor. The Ironic part of it all is that this week was AgSci week, in which there were various activities to be held celebrating the college of agriculture. These boys were the very students who drove the giant tractors on campus earlier that day, and now the tractors are sitting there as a giant silent reminder of those we lost.
Wed Sep 28 2005 17:19 on a positive note: One thing that brought my roommates, friends and I great joy was to see that RENT is rated pg-13. Sweet action all the way!
(1) Mon Oct 03 2005 12:55 the weather outside is frightful...: let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Well it is the first week of October, which means that it will snow this week, and then be nice until Halloween. It is currently snowing in the mountains, but here in the valley we just have freezing rain. I wich it would just snow, for two reasons...1. to get it over with, and 2. snow is warmer than freezing rain. Also rain makes me strive to be as lazy as possible. oh well it is ok. This past weekend was beautiful all over the state, becasue of General Conference. I was very much grateful for Elder Hollands, and Susan Tanner's talks about respecting and loving your bodies. They were excellent, and will be a great EFY resource. Friday night we went to the USU hockey game, which is always a complete blast, although I think there were only about 2 minutes of the game we didn't have someone in the box. At least we keep it entertaining. Then last night we had a crazy game of pit with the neighbor boys. That game was my childhood, and I am glad so many other people enjoy it as well. life is good.
(3) Sun Oct 09 2005 09:54 Hockey time: I love hockey. I have watched a lot of it in my day, and have seen plenty of hockey violence. Last night our aggie vs. EastWashington University was rediculous! EWU took every possible opportunity to slam, and check our players regarless of the puck being anywhere near them. then one guy took a dive at our amazing goalie and sending both of them into our net, thus pushing the net into another one of our players, which in turn slide him into the wall so hard he we thought he broke his neck. The ambulance took him 30 mins later and we found out later it wasn't broken, but he did have a major concussion, and some cracked stuff. So finally the game resumes with 10 mins left in the 3rd period, and we scored a goal, one that just kinda slide into the net, and one of their players pulled it out and just kept playing it (this is the second time that this happened) and by this point our captian was so mad that he shoved the guy who did it, who in turn ripped our captains helmet off and let him have it with a hockey stick. So our captian reciprocated and then the fight began. We ended up in overtime, and it was still tied, and rather than going into double overtime, the refs called the game over. Finally the refs called something. Crazy sport! Yesterday was also our homecoming which we won, and we even had what Logan likes to call a parade.
Wed Oct 12 2005 22:38 Graduation: I finally got my graduation packet...yahoo!
(6) Thu Oct 20 2005 13:01 o happy day: I was pretty excited today because...da da da dun...cafe rio opened in Logan. my life is now complete. Also tomorrow midterms are over, and I can do whatever I want all weekend. Yipee!
(3) Sat Oct 22 2005 11:33 we all need a little diversity in life...: So I am the Diversity sec. for USU, and we are currently brainstorming ideas for a fundraiser/activity. Last week the LDSSA had a spectacular international dance night with 4 different Multicultural clubs serving food, and various international groups performing music. Hundreds of people came and there was lots of dancing...it was awesome. We might do something like unto that activity, but I was wondering if anyone had other ideas of cultural and diverse things they have been to, that were a lot of fun. The diversity committee at USU is made up of Multicultural groups, International students, disabled students, religiously diverse students, gender diverse students, and politically diverse students. Any types of ideas would be wonderful! Thanks and I love you all!
(1) Thu Oct 27 2005 15:30 Great Grandma Mary: Grandma Mary passed away this week. It is sad, but she was very old. Her funeral is on halloween which is a little odd, but as I am not the strange superstitious type, it doesn't really matter. Farewell Grandma Mary....I hope to see you in heaven.
(2) Fri Oct 28 2005 13:50 the great pumpkin: disaster.... once upon a time I decided to make pumpkin pie. i hurried and mixed the ingredients, then put it in to bake. I was watching smallville and checked on it later...nothing had happened. Then i realized that i had not put in the milk products at all. so i started over mixed it all up poured it in the crust and there was just too much filling. poured some out, put it in the oven, and then i checked and realized I had put in too much milk product. so i took it our poured the filling back in the bowl, spooned out the other filling that hadn't cooked, mixed it up, poured it into both crusts backed it and tada!!! 2 perfectly tasting/looking pumpkin pies. I got lucky and the martha stewart side of me paid off. I need to learn to pay more attention to things!
(1) Sat Oct 29 2005 12:29 basketball and a clue: Yesterday was a highly entertaining day. first it was our blue and white basketball scrimage and it was so fun to watch our aggies play again. They are all highly entertaining good boys, and we love them (and yes I am actually friends with some of them, not just obsessive). and then we went to the theater dept.'s "A Clue" which is a hilarious show based on the board game, written personally for Utah State (like a Mr. Blue, instead of Mr. Green, and Ms. Scarlet is a spy from the U of U) and there is a chorus of dancing pumpkins which sing a rearranged clue version of "He had it Coming" from Chicago. it was absolutely hilarious, esp. because Mrs. Peacock was played by a man, and Miss White sure was black with a glow in the dark white wig on. The gay dancing pumpkin was my favorite though, esp. as his nespaper stuffing started to fall out as he high0kicked around the stage. I love Clue, and I love Halloween...and I am going to be a vampire tonight, because I have some sweet fangs to wear.
(1) Tue Nov 01 2005 12:38 THRILLER: So yesterday for Halloween, Odessy Dance Theatre's Thriller came and performed at USU. It was so absolutley AWESOME!! my favorite was the black light skeltons, and the Lord of the Dance of Death, when the dancers were getting knocked off one by one. Also I loved the children of the corn and chucky-rama dances. So fantastic. before the show started there were the thriller song dancers walking around like zombie's and crawling over the audience like the girl in the ring. Halloween was great this year. :)
(3) Sun Nov 06 2005 18:05 nice week is cancelled due to all sporting events: So I have become an aggieathleticsaholic. We had an awesome basketball game and that is when we cancelled nice week. We just couldn't help but laugh at the poor girls behind us who were pretending to intimatly know the players. They were unfortunatly doing this in front of the players best friends and roommates, thus making fools out of themselves. Then we had a football game and best of all would have to be the hockey game we played against UVSC. Mostly because we had #98 getting dragged to the penatly box strip iout of his jersey to get away from the ref and continue after a kid. it was some sweet action. enough of aggie athletics. gotta love it.
Sat Nov 12 2005 15:07 another perfect day: After skipping my only class yesterday I decided to spend the day scrapbooking. it had been awhile and it was good just to have some time to myself. Then another hockey game where we trashed an undefeated denver 8-1. Then my roommate Camille and I decided to have a Titanic moment. oh mh goodness, fun times were had by all. Once it hit 5:00 a.m. we decided to go to bed. Today we deep cleaned our apartment and I am procrastinating homework (suprise suprise). Actually because I am becoming more and more lazy, i try to get everything done asap, so I more time to sit around later. but instead here I am listening to "Love is a battlefield" and typing away. I have decided to take an African Dance class next semester. The African Student Association had a presentation/recital yesterday afternoon and it was awesome. The conversation on the way to it went something like this though... Bryan-where are you guys going? Jill- To an ASA thing, with dancing, displays and food. Sarah- Soul food!!?? Bryan- mmmm i love soul food. Sarah- I want fried chicken. Jill-guys it's Africans not black people Bryan- I want fried chicken too. Jill- AFRICANS!! So we are a little special sometimes. oh well whatever. But nevertheless it was awesome and now we are all taking an African Dance class next sememster. I finally got my graduation packet finalized, and it was weird to only have to search sociology classes on the first day of registration, instead of looking in 5 different subjects the last day and hoping to get into something, anything, and not at 7:30a.m. Still don't have defininte plans for after graduation, but hey the is part of the adventure. I am perfectly ok with it actually so as long as I am happy then I am fine with life. I am actually excited for next semesters schedule... I get to take Criminal Law and Intent, Social problems, Contemporary Social Theory ( i love theory), Social Statistics, Asian Studies, African Dance, and Art syposium (I get credit for attending plays and such). welp time for another fabulous mens basketball game!
(2) Mon Nov 14 2005 20:13 harry potter heck yes: got my harry potter midnight movie tickets today! yipee!!
Fri Nov 18 2005 22:30 voldemort is...: Michael Jackson! yikesabee! Ok so it was good, really well done, but unfortunatly a lot of characters get chopped. oh well, i guess what do you do with a huge book in 2 and a half hours. But there was some cool stuff nevertheless.
Fri Nov 18 2005 22:32 we're not gonna pay..: to see RENT! Alyssa got me and her sneak preview tickets for monday night...so excited!
Wed Nov 23 2005 23:28 today 4 u: i loved it, i loved it, so very much. definitly risque if a few parts, but so good. i am talking about RENT of course. anyway i am late with the updates, but i can be early with the HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
(7) Thu Nov 24 2005 23:22 THANKS: I am thankful for... a good family, who loves one another unconditionally, friends to fall back on, the opportunity to stand proud for America, good food, true knowledge, and viewers like you. Today was a great day spent eating good food, with great people. We had all of us, Cory and Alyssa, David and Dorse Oman, and my friend Brandon. It was nice to just hang out, relax, and listen to some great stories. My favorite was the one Dorse told about a bucking horse. :) And I actually made 4 sucessful pies...2 pumpkin, a cherry, and a banana cream. Well i better be off to bed, cause hitting the stores is going to come early in the morning!
(4) Sat Dec 03 2005 13:34 Christmas bells are ringing...: It finally snowed. but then it all melted. nnow it is snowing again, well more like sleeting. The snow is too wet. but for one whole day Logan produced snow, and it was a miracle. Usually by now we have a good few feet of snow, and that is why is is a big deal. But the day we had snow, we also had a war, and now I have a cold, and quite a few welts. it was worth it because my roommate Camille and I kick some boy butt. (sorry to Frances, the now proclaimed Grammer person from Hell, because I don't care about grammer while writing narratives). We now have our Christmas tree up and as poor college students it is decorated with animal crackers. the Christmas spirit has yet to appear though, because finals are quickly approaching. We had to give a presentation in my Gender class about the Gender bias, and how it creates poverty in third world countries, and a book called "Bananas, Beaches, and Bases" a feminist book about Chaquita banana. It was not too bad of a book actually. But as I read it I had the Chaquitea Banana song in my head, and flashbacks of an 8th grade Choir concert when we had to sing the song, as Andrea Cheney, and Matt Thomas wore banana costumes and danced through the audience. Talk about a special performance. I am finally completely ready to go for Graduation, I just need to pay some tuition so I can complete my final semester of college. And with no concerts or sporting events this weekend I am going to force myself to get ahead for finals week. I have to type a paper on Health Care-fraud...any personal experiences or ideas are welcome, and I have to write another paper on the Death Penalty and Kant's "eye for an eye" ideology. I can't wait for this class to be over. I have taken 3 ethics classes, and am getting tired of it. Also I need to have a B ook of Mormon Read-a-thon, because I am far behind. So enough messing around on the computer, time to get going!
Sat Dec 10 2005 12:56 finals are here: finals are here, no time to do much of anything but study study study. What was I thinking picking up 32 hours of work this week. especially because i haven't worked in 2 weeks. i am dumb. oh well i need the cash flow.
(2) Tue Dec 13 2005 13:39 "If you've got the time, we've got the Jill": Http://www.thesurrealist.co.uk/slogan.cgi Type in your name and you get a slogan...it is kind on entertaining.
(2) Wed Dec 14 2005 11:50 yipee: finals are over. Christmas is here. The boys said they would be really sad if I ever died. And I have a hershey's kiss almost a foot tall. life is good.
Sat Dec 17 2005 11:33 look it's santa clause: So once upon a time my roommate Sarah and I were at IHOP eating dinner. (It's graduation up here and there were no other resturants to eat at). We are just takling and eating when Sarah suddenly says, "look it's Santa, really it is!" Confused I looked out the window and what did I see, a jolly Santa walking in the door. He comes over to our table, and of course Sarah and I burst into a fit of giggling, and he askes if we had been good this year, yada, yada, yada, tells a lame Santa joke (What doeas Santa do in the garden? He HO HO HO's), and then moves to the next table. It was so random, and funny. This man dressed up as Santa and went restaurant hopping, how cool is that!?!
(1) Sun Dec 25 2005 11:37 O Little Town of Bethlehem: I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. I know mine has been good, it is nice to have a break from the real world for a few days. And thanks to Rachel for getting me that book...I love it. It was perfect. Love you all!!!
Sun Dec 25 2005 17:22 trauma junkie: So I still love blood...for awhile there I will be honest it was grossing me out, but nope still think it is cool. I got the first 2 seasons of ER for Christmas, and At work the other night my friend Justin was practicing his EMT stuff on me (namely drawing blood, starting IV's etc...) and he taught me how, and let me stick him. Got it on the first try, so I am feeling good about it. didn't pull the needle out correctly though snd the blood started squirting...oops! Oh yeah and I went to the eye doctor for the first time ever cause I am having trouble reading the small powerpoints, and red ink on the whie board, and ended up with contacts. they suck, so I think I will trade them in for glasses cause i really don't need them all of the time, just when I sit too far back in class.
Tue Dec 27 2005 19:11 The Whitney sledding adventure: So yesterday my dad, Laura, Kristan, Sarah, and I met up with Robert, Sandy, Bryan, Michael, David, Lorna, and Michelle, to go sledding. We had an awesome time and then met up at my house with the rest of the family, and Julie to eat pizza and play games. It was fun to hang out with family...wish the rest of you could have been there.
(3) Thu Dec 29 2005 23:55 Nerd alert: So I got my glasses today. As soon as i put them on I felt like a nerd...maybe I will be a better student this semester. They are helping though, so it is a good thing. I just hate having something on the bridge of my nose. i don't even wear sunglasses because it bothers me so much. So they will take a while to get used to. That make Alyssa, Sarah, and my mom (who really does need them) the only ones without glasses. At least I don't have to wear mine all of the time, but I suppose someday I will. Good old Whitney gene. :)
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