Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Snow in September is not ok. Timp is covered, that's fine, it's a mountain, but when you start getting flurries hit your windshield while driving, the line has been crossed. What happened to Fall? Last I knew, Fall doesn't consist of snow. I had to pull my nylons out of retirement today and start wearing them to work again (yes I'm a horrible employee for not wearing them during the summer even though I'm supposed to, but that's besides the point).

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

kidney stones

I had kidney stones for the first time in my life freshman year at the start of finals week. Fun I know. I took my first ever college final while high on OxyCodone. The pain killers didn't really help but I got a blessing and viola, kidney stone and pain gone.

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

A little social experiment

So today I conducted a social experiment (it wasn't planned) but it turned out to be an eye opener.

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?

Go ahead.....guess.






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

President Monson BYU Devotional

I don't usually go to devotionals because I head to work straight after class. Today, however, since the Prophet was the speaker, I decided I could go to work late. I'm so glad I actually watched this devotional. For those of you who didn't get the chance, here is a recap of what President Monson talked about. Keep in mind these are my notes of what he said.

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.
GP- Dedication

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

People are lovely

Tonight I was called a lesbian and a bit** by our waiter at Joe Veras.

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

My baby is all grown up

My baby is all grown up and going to college. This past weekend my mom and Andrea came up to Provo. On Monday we woke up bright and early to head up to Idaho.

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

There isn't a good title for this

So as I was coming into work today I saw something weird. I was standing on the corner of 900 E and Temple View Dr. waiting to cross the street into the MTC. A car, with 2 men, drove by in front of the MTC, pulled out a rainbow flag, and started honking like crazy as it drove away. Um really? You think pulling that out in front of the MTC is a good idea? What was the point? I laughed a little bit. I guess people get bored sometimes.