Monday, July 25, 2011

literally freezing my butt off

Saturday night some friends and I went ice blocking. As my dad informed me, his "generation invented ice blocking" so I shouldn't need to explain what it is, but just in case, you take a block of ice, sit on it, and slid down a hill. Pretty simple. It was tons of fun and a great little adventure since most of us hadn't done it before, myself included. I thought I might give those of you who want to ice block a few tips:

1. Use a towel in between you and the ice. Otherwise you're cold and your butt gets stuck to the ice.
2. Accept the fact that you may crash. Every time. I only made it all the way down the hill on the ice once. The rest of the time, I rolled half way down the hill while the ice slid down without me...
3. Be a little risky. But not too risky. We did some pretty sweet things like going down as a train (until my ice block came out from underneath me and we all ran into each other) or going down backwards (too risky in my book) but it makes it all the more enjoyable.
4. Choose your hill wisely. Our hill was big. And scary.
5. If the park your at has a sign warning you that ice blocking is dangerous, do it anyways. I only walked away with a bruise and I crashed more than anyone else. And according to Wikipedia "hazards include falls, bruises, bug bites and getting covered in mud." We all know that Wikipedia can be trusted completely, which means your hazards are minimal. =]
6. If you're a girl, go with boys. They do dumb things and you can laugh at them.

So once everything is said and done, you should experience this recreational activity at least once in your life time. That way you can tell your kids that your generation invented ice blocking. And they'll never even know who really invented it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

tis the season

I have a slight obsession with textbooks. Only at the very beginning of the semester when they're all new and I get to see what I'm learning about. I get beyond excited about it. So excited in fact, that I may have gone to the BYU bookstore this afternoon to see what textbooks were available for me to buy. Yes, I know, Fall semester doesn't start for another month. But I just couldn't contain myself.

I came away with two packets for my Living Prophets class, a hymn book in Spanish for my Spanish class, computer exercises for my Spanish class (which I have to return because I'm dumb and didn't realize that they are for Mac's only...unless my parents go out on a whim and decide they love me enough to buy me a Mac), and flashcards for my Spanish class, which was the most exciting purchase. Why? Because next to text books, flashcards are my second obsession. I have made flashcards for every class I've ever taken at BYU. And they may or may not all be saved in a box under my bed...Really though, I learn so well by using flashcards for terms and whatnot. So I'm freaking excited that some smarty decided that it would be a genius idea to make flashcards for us because now I don't have to spend a million hours making them. And I can also look through them before I'm even in the class!! Which is how I determined that my Spanish skills suck a lot worse than I thought they did...

You may have also noticed that I didn't actually get any real textbooks. I'm pretty disappointed about that, but they didn't have any of the ones I needed out on the floor yet. I jumped the gun just a little too much I suppose.

blog revamping

Since being back from London, I realized that my life has been less crazy and more nerdy. Now, this isn't really a surprise since a) Provo and London don't even compare on the crazy scale and b) I'm always been nerdy. It just doesn't always show.

The more I blog, the more nerdy my blog posts get. So I decided it was time for a blog change since my life has changed. really nothing but the layout at title are changing. but it was a necessary change. I hope you continue to enjoy all the randomness that ends up on here.

Monday, July 18, 2011


I have recently discovered a new addiction called Modern Family. It's basically the most hilarious TV show ever. My roommate Shawna got me addicted. And then I got Kelsey addicted. I know this probably isn't that exciting but first of all, you should go check it out and second of all, I felt like I needed more than one point to this post so its just a precursor to my real addiction.

My real addiction is not drug or alcohol related, though I'm sure you though I was about to spill some deep dark secret of mine. My real addiction is chapstick. I always have chapstick on me. Also, I always loose my chapstick. Which Kelsey will attest too as she sees me searching for it practically every night. So Kelsey found this YouTube video of a fellow chapstick addict, who also must loose it quite often. You will laugh, I promise. Just make sure you get to the very end.​eature=player_embedded&v=5qYY0​6KD_Zg

Friday, July 15, 2011

the end of my childhood

My life ended last night at roughly 2 a.m. I walked through the cars laughing with my friends but inside I was crying as I left the last ever Harry Potter movie. It was hard enough when the books were over, but now everything Harry Potter related will just be old news...

Harry has been there with me since I was eight years old. What am I supposed to do with my life now? I just don't know...

For those of you that haven't seen the movie yet, you may want to hold off on reading the rest of this. The movie was good. But it wasn't my favorite. I just don't think it did the book justice. Everything was a million times cooler in my head. But also, maybe I'm just being a complainer because it is the end, and that's the only way I know how to react. I really didn't hate it though. Plus Kelsey, Kaylee and I made awesome t-shirts. Tara, unsurprisingly, came dressed as Professor Trelawny. Hannah completely forgot that it was last night and thought it was tonight. And we all finally got to see her since she just got back from Europe this week. Wilford was able to put up with 5 girls for six hours. And Harry Potter didn't die. So overall it was a good night. I enjoyed the movie. But I love to books so much more.

I have to share this quote as well. I honestly can't remember for sure if it's in the book, but it was in the movie. And basically is sums up how I feel about all of my Harry Potter experiences.
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" -Albus Dumbledore

Monday, July 11, 2011

on a more serious note

I learned a lesson today. A very important one in fact. During FHE, this girl shared a thought about Jared and his boats that were tight like unto a dish. And she was talking about how when she read that, she realized that they were on those boats for almost a year. What the heck did they do to fill their time during that year. There weren't any blogs to update, books to read, scrapbooks to make, new people to socialize with. It would have been a pretty boring year. They had to have so much patience on that dang boat. And that's when it hit me. I need to be more patient. My life would be so much better if I had a little patience. And that's why there are certain things in my life that are driving me crazy. Because I need to learn how to be patient and I will learn my patience through these annoying things. I just had to share of my revelation. Sorry if you were hoping for a really hilarious post and this didn't fill your funny canteen.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

chicken mcnugget

I've been getting complaints about not updating this here blog. Sorry that my life just hasn't been as exciting as it once was. But here's your update anyways.

Last weekend, Kelsey and I went to a party at our friend's apartment complex. We know Zac from last year and we just wanted to catch up and what not. We were informing Jon about our party plans and he stares at us in shock. "You're leaving us to go hang out with them? You're really going to leave the buffet to go to McDonald's?" he asks. Well folks, his metaphor was pretty exact. With the exception that I personally am not a buffet fan in real life. But our complex is seriously the bomb. We have tons of friends already and everyone is way nice and there is always someone to hang out with. Plus there are some really great guys to choose from, hence the buffet analogy. The place where the party was at is one of the complexes with not the best reputation in the world, which we easily confirmed as soon as we walked in and realized we were some of the only girls dressed not like skanks. Hence, McDonald's. The party, in my opinion, was pretty lame, until some other people from our ward showed up and then we just hung out with them because we were all feeling kind of weird. But before they showed up, Kelsey and I got attacked by this boy who proceeded to get my number. Not that I'm not flattered, but I'm also just not interested. Sooo from then on out, he has since been referred to as chicken mcnugget....poor boy. Maybe if he actually decides to use my number, then he'll get a chance to redeem himself and earn a new nickname, but we'll see if that really happens.

Wednesday, some of us went to watch a flag football game. Some boys in our ward were on the team and we were all being supportive. Too bad that plan bit me in the butt. Literally. They were playing on a turf field but there were mosquitoes everywhere, which makes no sense. Well, I was not prepared for that and so I got bit twice. Once on the leg and, yes folks, once on the butt. How does that even happen?!? I was wearing clothes so I should be protected in that area but I guess mosquitoes have super powers and can bit through clothes. And in case you didn't already know this fun fact about me, but I developed this awesome allergy a few years ago to mosquito bits and they swell up pretty ginormously. Not a fan.

This weekend, I drove down to Fish Lake for the fun filled Staheli Reunion. It was nice to hang out with the family. Nothing too exciting happened, it was just a nice relaxing trip. Thanks for all the family that was there and put it on/fed me/gave me a place to sleep/loved me and all that jazz.

So I just also have to say, because I'm really excited about it, that I ordered a bunch of pictures for my London scrapbook. I got the first order in the mail on Friday and I should have the rest this week. I love them! Also, I just found out that this girl I work with, who is currently studying abroad in London, is going to the same church I went to. I'm so excited! I loved that ward and I know she is going to love it to and I'll have someone to share that experience with once she gets back to Provo.