Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
65 degree weather?!! It's even getting ready to welcome me back! Dear sweet Texas, thank you for loving me and understanding me :)
I look forward to our reunion and our 55 degree Christmas together.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
- leave work
- go shopping for a bachelorette party
- attend said bachelorette party
- Humanities review session
- sell back books
- Psych Testing study group
- study for other tests
- Relief Society meeting
- study for Humanities test
- take Humanities final
- take Psych Testing final
- take SFL 290 final
- study for Psych 302 test
- study for History of Psych test
- take 302 final
- take History of Psych final
- turn in EEG study report
- sell back books
- wake up bright and early
- fly out of frozen wasteland Utah
It was so pretty and pink too. I've watered it. Hopefully it comes back to life!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Rawr, rawr, rawr!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Little side note: this is the first (even though I've worked here for over 2 years) and probably only time I'll take a picture with this sign.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
All the workers are dressed up as pirates and they speak to you in pirate but that's about it.
Their food was gross. I'd much rather have a $5 Little Caesars. I reheated my left over pizza the other day and it made my apartment smell like vomit. I'm not exaggerating.
So save yourself the trip, it wasn't really worth it.
They do however have a freakin huge pizza called The Krakken. It's cool to see but I don't know if it tasted better than the one I got.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I was Jasmine and since I don't have a significant other to be my prince, Winnie the Pooh was my Raja. Adorable, I know.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I forgot to do it at midnight so I did it this morning and 2 of the classes I wanted were full so I had to do a little rearranging. I'm taking Child Psychopathology, Personality, Intro to Social Psychology, Writing in the Social Sciences, and Humanities 202. I have an interview tomorrow for an internship so hopefully I'll also be taking my capstone class.
And Viola! I am done. I still have to take the final for my Sports Psychology independent study class but I'll study for that over Christmas break and take it first thing back.
I have to apply for graduation by November 15! Oh my goodness.........
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
On multiple occasions I've been told by her companions that I'm the cutest ever and how much they love me. I'm attributing this to them being sister missionaries and that's just how they are but none the less it's nice to hear.
Today, Sister Hartvigsen, on one such visit, told me that she and Sister Beesley (one of the other sisters in the district) had been talking about me earlier (I guess they were really bored) and they decided that all the boys must love me. So she asked me whether they did. I looked at her in puzzlement and answered no. She responded with an "oh you don't realize it".
So this got me thinking. Really? Am I that oblivious? Here I am thinking it's perfectly normal that I'm not dating someone but yet people (sister missionaries aren't the only ones that have told me this) think it's shocking when they find out that I don't have a line of boys outside my apartment every night. Apparently I need to work on this. Problem is, I don't know how.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I've worked in this office the past two summers but it's still so weird every time I come back in. I have certain specific memories that I can't help but think about and reminisce. All those long nights during the summer when I could have been home playing, counting down the hours until 7 pm came around. Getting dinner from one of the district presidents. A boy calling me everyday on his way home from work. Having to send security out to look for a missionary I couldn't find. Or just sitting and chatting (not flirting despite what some people think) with an Elder while he was waiting for his companion. Oh the District President's office.
We've got another 1.5 hours together.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I went on a hike today with Amber and Nicole on the Bonneville Shoreline trail. It's not that impressive until you round the mountain and get into the canyon. The change is shocking right?It was a really easy hike, more like a walk really, but I really enjoyed it. I think it has something to do with me being an old woman. Just a thought.
And now I must write a paper but do I want to. Nope. Will I put it off longer even though it's due on Monday? Probably.
*sigh* I'm such a slacker.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
While in Vegas we met President Obama
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I get on my computer and write an email to my landlord.
I was told that we were supposed to have cable service no later than September 1. We still don't. I don't know if there is something wrong with the wiring or if I was misinformed (This was just included as a courtesy because I was told I would have it. I'm just trying to be nice here). Thanks,Monica Gonzalez
So then I get a response back that says
The HOA is meeting this week to see if they will add it but no, the unit does not come with cable.
(name of person)
Aspen Ridge Management
OH NO YOU DIDN'T......so this was my response back
My contract indicates otherwise. The following is straight from the contract which both I and the landlord or agent signed. 4. UTILITIES: The student will be responsible for the utilities indicated: [X]gas [X]electricity [ ]water [ ] garbage [ ] sewer [X] telephone [ ] internet [ ] cable which will require the student to place the utilities in his/her name or the student will be billed seperately by the landlord. Unless a box is checked it is presumed that the utilities are included in the rent.
The cable box was not checked so my contract indicates that it does. Monica
I'm still waiting to hear back from them.
Either they give me cable or lower my rent. It's not that I love TV so much, it's the principle of the idea. If it's in the contract you give it to me or there's no reason I should uphold my end of the contract. It's a two-way street buddy.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I am thankful however that my birthday was a nice warm day and that this weather waited 2 days to come. So thank you weather.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Fast forward to this past Thursday night. Everything is fine and dandy. I go to the choir concert on campus with Emily, come home and go to bed. Around 9 I started having cramps. I knew it wasn't that time of month so I went to bed. At 11 I wake up with extreme pain. My roommates decide I must go to the hospital even though I didn't really want to because I would feel stupid. So we get to the hospital around 11:30. Check in and wait in the lobby (where I throw up some) until 12:10 for them to finally take me into the back. Nurse comes, talks to me, doctor comes, talks to me, asks if I want pain killers. Um yes please! Around 1 the pain has gotten so intense I would like them to rip out my insides. They decided to give me morphine instead. Then I got a cat scan. They couldn't see anything besides an ovarian cyst (um no biggie?) but gave me another shot of morphine and sent me home along with a perscription for Percocet.
Friday I email all my teachers, tell them I'm dying (JK). I still go up to campus to take a test and turn in a paper. I get super dizzy cause there is still morphine in my system. Needless to say I slept lots yesterday. Around 5 pm the pain starts to come back at which point I take 1 Percocet instead of the 2 they said. Boy am I glad cause that 1 kicked in fast totally knocked me silly. I forgot I had set up an appointment with my visiting teachers at 5:30. I'm pretty sure I freaked them out. Around 6:30 Chuck and Matt came over to give me a blessing, I know I freaked them out. Then I slept pretty much until this morning. Now there is no pain, no nothing. Seriously priesthood blessings are the best. I need to have those boys on speed dial the rest of my life, or really any boy worthy to use his priesthood.
Kidney stones hurt but I guess I might as well get used to them seeing how I'll probably have a few more in my lifetime. I checked out WebMD and it said that once you have them they're likely to recur. At least this way I'll be ready for childbirth!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I was headed to class in the MARB and for some reason ended up going against the flow of traffic so I decided to wait. Mind you I was holding the door open the entire time waiting for everyone to come out. This is where the experiment began. I stood by that door for a good 6 minutes while hundreds of kids filed past me on their way out of the building. Out of these hundreds can you guess how many acknowledged my presence by thanking me for holding the door open?
Did you make your guess?
21 people. 21 people out of hundreds!
People fail. Where are your manners?
I must admit this made me realize I'm not always the nicest either. So what I learned from this is that I have to make a conscious effort to notice when others do nice things for me and THANK them for it.
Seriously, how much better would the world be if we were all just a little bit nicer to each other.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
In our lives we have extreme difficulties but at the same time exceptional opportunities.
I love this because sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in everything that isn't going right or dwell on how bad things seem. We just have to look around us and see what great opportunities come our way, even from those difficulties. There is always a lesson to learn and a way to improve.
He then went on to talk about all the Prophets of his lifetime and lessons we can learn from each of the past Prophets. He gave us the Prophet's favorite hymn (FH), quote (Q), and guiding principle (GP), which I will now pass on to you.
Heber J. Grant
FH-Do What Is Right, let the consequence follow
GP- Persistence: Persist in things which are good and noble.
George Albert Smith
FH- Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words
Q- Stay softly and safely on the Lord's side.
GP- Compassion: Have compassion in your heart.
David O. McKay
FH- Oh Say, What Is Truth?
Q- True Christianity is love in action.
GP- Consideration: May we always be considerate.
*fun fact* President McKay extended the call of apostleship to President Monson.
Joseph Fielding Smith
FH- Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire, uttered or unexpressed
Q- Wickedness never was happiness.
GP- Gospel scholarship: Be studious.
Harold B. Lee
FH- Praise To The Man
Q- Stand ye in holy places and be not moved.
GP- Be in tune to the guidance of the holy spirit.
Spencer W. Kimball
FH- I Need Thee Every Hour
Q- Lengthen your stride.
Ezra Taft Benson
FH- How Great Thou Art
Q- What manner of men are ye to be? Verily, I say unto you even as I am.
GP- Love: Let us love one another.
Howard W. Hunter
FH- Have I Done Any Good?
Q- Let another man praise thee and not thine own lips. (modesty)
GP- Look for the best in people.
Gordon B. Hinckley
FH- God of Our Fathers, Known of Old
Q- And now after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
GP- Do your best!
What can we learn from these Prophets?
We can learn they never wavered, never faltered, never failed. They were men of God.
May we be dedicated to the gospel. We must realize that we have influence for good in the lives of others.
I highly recommend that you look up this devotional and read it. He gave stories for each of the Prophets that I'm not including in this. They were hilarious.
President Monson is awesome. I'm so happy we have a living prophet to guide us and the opportunity I have to be at BYU.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Lesbian because I "wouldn't" let a guy pay for my dinner.
1. It wasn't a date. We were out for Katie's birthday and it happened to be 2 guys and 2 girls.
2. He didn't offer to pay for me.
Bit** because I left a "crappy" tip.
1. It was 15% percent.
2. You weren't that great and I don't owe you any favors.
How do I know he said this about me? Our waiter was Katie's ex-boyfriend's best friend. Our waiter (I'm not saying names) told Katie's ex-boyfriend who then felt the need to text Katie and tell her. And I quote "Just thought you'd like to know :)"
Yes there was even a smiley face attached to it.
How was your night?
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Andrea is now a college freshman and living on her own in Rexburg, which sucks by the way. There is absolutely nothing to do there. Good luck to her! She's just starting out and I'm finishing off.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
In other news, I cut my hair! It's the shortest it's been in years. I would post a picture but frankly I'm too lazy so if you want to see, you'll have to do it in person.
Let's see. The summer is over. I don't know where it went. I still haven't finished my independent study class. I'm a slacker. I only have the final left but I'm freaking myself out. I only have one shot to take it and if I don't pass the final I don't pass the class. I freak out on tests. I know I just need to get it done.
I think this has been random enough for one night. Let's hope I have interesting stories to post about this semester.
Monday, August 24, 2009
People start coming back tomorrow so I'll have plenty of things to do then, hopefully. I want to party (because that's so like me) as much as I can before school starts on Monday. Death. I'm not looking forward to that.
Tribute to Meagan: I'm taking LDS temples on Wednesday night from Cowan. I blame you if I don't like the class. (doubtful)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I started packing again last night. It saddens me that my apartment looks naked. There are boxes everywhere, stuff all over the place. I don't like it. I've accumulated more things since moving into this last apartment and it won't all fit into my car anymore. This presents a new problem....find somewhere to put half my crap until I'm no longer homeless....agh.
A new place will be fun though. New people, new ward, new atmosphere, and I'll be living with Nicole and Emily!
Monday, August 10, 2009
8:45PM-Drive to Sundance
9:05PM-Get on the lift
9:06PM-10:00PM-Enjoy the ride
We didn't take our cameras and Katie wondered how we would remember our outing. My answer "I'll blog about it". Still, not having pictures doesn't do it justice.
I'd never been on a lift. I happen to like the ground and heights not so much. Katie was more scared than me however and it probably didn't help that we went with Jacqueline and Jordan who thought it was funny to rock the lift and not have the bar in front of us. We did survive however and it was actually enjoyable. I wish I had a camera that could capture the scenary the way my eyes saw it. The mountains look awesome in the moonlight, the trees below us not so much. I half expected something to grab my dangling legs and pull me out of the chair. Maybe that's the reason I don't watch scary movies too often, because then I like to freak myself out.
So anyway, it was nice. Cold, but nice.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
So my roommate, Jacqueline, decided she was going on a mission a couple of months ago and she got her mission call yesterday! My guess was that she was going to go some place in Europe. Boy was I wrong.....is the anticipation killing you yet?
She's going to CALIFORNIA SAN FERNANDO......wait for the best part.........SPANISH SPEAKING! When she told me (she opened it alone with only her family) I flipped! I'm so excited for her and excited for me in that I will have another Spanish buddy!
She's got kind of a long wait, she reports November 11 and she'll be in the MTC over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, but then won't have a winter for the other 16 months of her mission. She'll be so close I'll be tempted to drive out to California every now and then and maybe "casually" run into her.
Friday, July 31, 2009
I'm not going to lie, it's a little weird that July is over. We've got 1 month until the start of classes. My vacation is coming to an end and I'm kind of dreading it. This is my last year though, so it'll be good (or at least I hope it's good).
This summer just flew past. I got a call last night from my friend Matt who just got back from his mission. That was strange. It's been 2 years and while it feels like it went by so fast, I look back and realize there was so much that happened in the last two years.
- I went from being a freshman at BYU to getting ready to start my senior year.
- I started (and am still at) my job at the MTC.
- I had my first boyfriend (and 2nd).
- I contemplated a mission.
- I contemplated marriage.
- I changed majors 3 times (I'm done changing by the way).
- I've seen girl friends go off into the MTC and others go off and get married.
Lots has changed but at the same time not much has changed. So bring on the next 2 years! I don't know what I'll be doing the year after I graduate but that's the beauty of it. I can do whatever I want and hopefully that's in line with what the Lord would have me do :)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I'll be able to finish my last year of school!!!! I got a scholarship.
I checked the mail yesterday and found a letter from the multicultural student office. I thought, "Oh great, they're just telling me I didn't get anything." When I opened it however and saw the "congratulations" I just about cried. I can't believe how incredibly blessed I am to have received a scholarship again.
Heavenly Father loves me :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Time to recap on some of my adventures.
Over the 4th of July weekend I went tubing down the Provo river! It was so much fun! The water was freakin freezing but with the sun out and once your bum went numb you didn't feel it anymore. I almost drown. I know your probably thinking, "How can you drown in 2 feet deep water?" I'll tell you how. When you're fun sized like me any amount of water is dangerous! I got knocked off the tube under a bridge where the current was fast and then I couldn't stand up cause the rocks at the bottom were so slippery. So I held my breath and let the water carry me until it calmed down so I could finally stand up again. I got some pretty awesome battle wounds. My legs were so bruised and a rock stabbed me in the leg (it was weird). It was funny cause I had a hole in my leg but didn't bleed while I was in the water (my body was so cold there was no circulation).
The next weekend on July 11th, Andrea and I took a shopping trip out to Park City. We went to the Outlets and bought a birthday present for my dad. I also got a watch from Fossil. It's pretty dang cool.
This past weekend Laci, Jacqueline and I went to Zion National Park. We woke up at 4 am on Saturday and made the 4 hour drive down. We hiked Observation Point, which is killer, especially in 110 degree heat and for someone so out of shape like me. It's 8 miles long and took us 5 hours. We reached an elevation of 6508 feet at the top. It was a pretty cool view had it not been so freaking hot. If you are insane enough to want to do this hike here are a few pointers.
- Don't do it in the middle of the day when the sun is blasting on you.
- Take loads of water (4 water bottles is not enough)
- Take your time and enjoy the views as you go.
- Wear awesome shoes.
At least now I can say I've done the hike but I will never do it again. Never! My body is definitely feeling it. It hurts to walk. I feel ancient.
This weekend I hope to have more adventures. I want to go camping Thursday night. There's a rodeo on Friday in Spanish Fork and then I'm going to the Secondhand Serenade concert on Saturday. Oh and we're also having a birthday BBQ for Jacqueline tomorrow night.
Summer is awesome!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I may not be going back to school this fall :(
Worst part is one thing leads to another and I'll no longer be staying in Utah.
I didn't get a scholarship and I don't know if I'll be able to get a Federal Stafford Loan. If this doesn't happen, I won't be able to pay for tuition. If I can't pay for tuition I can't take classes. If I can't take classes I can't keep my job at the MTC. If I can't keep my job I'll have to find a new one. If I can't find a new one with the way the economy is I'll have to leave Utah.
Let's hope I can get a loan. I think I'm going to cry.
I have no one to blame but myself.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Admit it! He looks good.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Lately, I've had this uncontrolable need to eat. Last night I went to Guru's for dinner. I had their chicken tacos and I ate it ALL....chips and everything. THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED. Today for lunch I went to Red Robin. (Ignore that I had two, almost consecutive, meals at a restaurant. I don't usually eat out this often) I had their BLTA Croissant. And yes you guessed it, once again, I ate it ALL....bottomless fries even. Now you may wonder how someone eats all of a bottomless something, but if you were to eat out with me you would see for yourself how such a thing could occur.
So I started thinking......am I pregnant? Silly me. One can't be pregnant when one has never engaged in the act that brings about babies. (If you don't know which act I speak of, ask your parents).
So what then is causing me to eat so much?
I have only one conclusion.
I'm a fat kid.
But it's ok because in the words of Mika, BIG GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL :)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Pretty much since finding out about them through the Daily Universe, I've been entering every contest they've had for the last few months.
Want to know what I won? This handy dandy armpod!
I'm giving it to my dad for Father's Day!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tonight President Olsen and I are the only ones left to close up shop. Usually when they go to dinner they'll ask me if I want anything and I always say I'm good. Well tonight he went to the cafeteria and came back with dinner for me! How nice is that? I'm so lucky I get to work at the MTC with good, wholesome, caring people.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The weekend started off with camping up American Fork Canyon on Friday night. It was so awesome to go up there with just Emily, Meagan, and Jacqueline. We are so awesome because we don't need boys. We set up our own tent and campfire.Saturday we awoke, had breakfast by the river, and then hiked up to Timp Cave. We didn't actually go in cause it's kind of expensive. So we trekked up 1.5 miles and then back down just for the heck of it. We then had a picnic with our leftover food before heading back into civilization. Jacqueline and I decided after being boys and getting gross while camping we wanted to be girls again so we got dressed up to go to dinner on Saturday night. We went to The Olive Garden with some friends and had a scrumdeliumptious dinner. Then we went back home and played a little knock-out (which I'm awesome at).
Thursday, May 21, 2009
So I need to find something to do.....and this is where you come in. I'll take any and all suggestions.
On the upside :) I'm going camping this weekend and hiking up to Timpanogos Cave. Hooray for me!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I got the wreath from Tai Pan Trading last year. It may not go with the whole decor but I had it so it's up. The curtains are from Ikea. The candle thing I got from DI for $3 and then I just spray painted it black. The dish chair is Kelsey's but we're holding it for her during the summer. For her birthday present I recovered it. I'm still not actually done. I haven't sewn up the bottom but I'm taking a little break. It's time consuming when you have to do it by hand.
The kitchen is still kind of bare. I got the vase and flower from Ikea. It's super cute. The kitchen is so big I don't know what to do with it. I got the dry erase board that's on the right wall from DI for $5. It's in perfect condition and magnetic! I was really excited about finding it. Looking at this picture makes me want to do a window treatment. It'll add something to the room I think.
I know this is unlike me, but what can I say. I've really gotten into this type of thing lately and I figured since I'm going to be in this apartment for a year, I might as well make it home.
Monday, May 4, 2009
So time to update.
The weekend of April 25th, I went out to Colorado for Kelsey and Steve's wedding! It was fun and really really nice to get out of Provo. What wasn't nice was the freaking cold weather in Colorado. So anyway, I was a bridesmaid for Kelsey. We got a super nice hotel room for cheap. I love hotels.com! It's the bomb.com.
Then I came back to Provo and moved! I won't say where in case there are any creepers out there (you know who you are). I love my new place. Absolutely love it! It's not the ghetto like the Riviera. Not a place-full-of-memories-that-I-would-like-to-forget like Carriage Cove. Not a hell hole like the Branbury. And bigger than Nelson. My ward is way fun too...but that just may be because I've actually met some people and participated in activities.....who knows....
I got down to my Texas roots and went country dancing with people in my ward last Wednesday night. So much fun. I got really dizzy though from all the spinning. Trick to country dancing for a girl is to be partnered with a dude that actually knows what he's doing so he can just throw you around.
The following night I hit up the Quarry again, this time with Katie. I love love love climbing. I don't know if I'll ever do it for realz, as in climbing a real rock, but climbing fake walls is fun and a workout! These are the times I wish I was rich enough to do stuff like this all the time, but alas I cannot for I am not rich.
And guess what?! I'm totally going to Vegas to celebrate Katie and my birthdays. Once again, thanks to hotels.com we got an awesome deal on a hotel situated on the strip. Now we just have to plan activities that don't involve alcohol.
Side note, it's summer time (well almost)! I love not having to take classes, although I am taking an independent study course, but I can totally adjust that to my party schedule. This is the best time of the year. Like seriously.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'll give you a hypothetical situation in which it would be so.
Let's say you had friends who submitted mission papers and you had access to view where they were going before the mission call came. There's no way you can say anything about it because that would be cheating. TORTURE!
I don't know why I do this to myself. I mean......since we're speaking hypothetically here.....I don't know why anyone would this to their selves.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Before you go thinking that I'm a slacker (which I am, but not in this case) I will just have you know that these two were scheduled. I know, my life sucks. I have to take finals on the very last day and at the very last times possible. My History of Psychology (blah) test is tonight at 5:45pm. Then I have my LDS Perspectives and Psychology test at 8:00pm. Yes it's ok for you to feel sorry for me.
Looking on the bright side of things though........
- tomorrow I won't have to worry about catching up on any last minute reading
- I'll be checking out of my apartment (without anywhere to go until Monday)
- Hopefully tomorrow night Nikki and Meagan open their mission calls
- Friday morning I'll be headed out to Colorado for the weekend for Kelsey's wedding
- I'll be moving in The Colony! (as mentioned before, I'll be homeless before this comes)
- I start Spring classes next week, only 1, Sports Psychology, which I'm super stoked about!
- Winter is gone!!!!! (I hope I'm not jinxing anything)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We ended the night by going back to my apartment where I'd made some awesome cupcakes to open gifts!This was Kelsey's face pretty much the whole time.
The countdown is on for her..........9 days.........
Then there was Amber's bridal shower. I got no pictures from this because I forgot my camera. Super lame. Callie and Willi hosted it for her and they did a great job. There was lots of yummy food and some games. Once again opening gifts was the best part. And I found out that she gets to be my roommate for 2 weeks before she gets married! Hooray!
So. Moral of the story. If you want something great for your bridal shower, invite me. Ha. But seriously ;)