Sunday, September 28, 2008

When life gives you lemons, listen to swing music!

I figured out this week that when I'm not in a good mood, if I listen to swing music, I suddenly am! It was an amazing discovery. I was listening to my ballroom music cd on thursday, and on the way home from school the two swing songs on the cd played, and I was all upbeat and happy, but then when it went back to the latin music, I wasn't as happy. Still happy and dancy, but not AS happy. So then I scoured the house (with the help of my wonderful mother) for some more swing cds, and I've been listening to nothing else since! Well except today, because I always listen to church music on sundays. But other than that. :) I just need to get some more blank cds so I don't have to steal my mom's, because I know she hates that. Trip to walmart, here I come! Unless someone knows anywhere to get them cheaper. Oh, and also stamps! I don't know where to buy stamps other than the post office, and that's not in my way anymore, it's out of the way. Unless someone has a bunch of extra they want to give me, but that's doubtful.

So on Saturday night I went dancing at the Kat's Korner, it was so much fun! I just met some people there, so I could stay longer and not have to worry about it, so I basically just danced for four hours straight. I got home and my legs were so tired, but it was totally worth it. I'm so addicted to dancing. I watch some of the people out there, and I think, holy cow, I want to be that good! I really like dancing with good leads, I know enough about following that even though I don't know the moves, I can keep up, so it's way more fun with them! Plus I learned a little bit of charleston! Neat!

This week, not too much going on. I'm doing another psychology study, meh, I AM excited that it is my last week of ASU 101. The most stupid class on the face of the planet. I will be so happy to no longer waste an hour of my life every week about how horrible global warming is, and how if we just educated women everywhere, that would control the population. What?! That doesn't even make sense. It does in a twisted sort of way, but it's like we were talking about in my psych class, correlation does not mean causation. Maybe education of women and population growth are related, but it doesn't mean one causes the other! That was the weirdest idea I've heard from that class. Partly because I only understand half of what the teacher says.

I'm definitely getting psyched for Nanowrimo. Like, very excited. I think I can do it. I have less homework than last year, and I don't have a dance concert to take up two and a half weeks, which was mostly what killed me last year. I'm optimistic, to say the least.

Kristi, if you're reading this, I miss you! I don't like the sunday's you go to the Tolman's, because it means I don't get to see all of you. And that makes me sad :( Just so you know.

Lindsay, I know you're reading this, because you always respond (I love that you do, too, it makes me feel like, hey, people actually read this! The only other clue I have is if my parents are reading it and I walk into the room). But, I miss you and Nick too. You guys understood and appreciated my sense of humor so much more than anyone else, it seemed. Or at least you showed it more. This girl I was training at work this week (she was insane, I swear. Very strange, at the very least), she would say these incredibly stupid things and laugh, and when I wouldn't laugh, she would look at me like I was crazy. She actually said to me after one of these incidents, "(fowl word here) you don't have a sense of humor at all." And I sat there thinking, man alive, you're an idiot! Because I had been using my own sense of humor frequently, the satirical, cynical kind, where I make fun of her without her realizing it, and I thought to my self, who doesn't have a sense of humor? So, I miss that. That you understood my sense of humor, and appreciated it. Plus you're just fun to be around!

Sarah, I don't know if you read these at all, but if so, I miss you too. I love it when you come up to visit, and wish you did so more often. You're so fun to talk to, and we have such similar interests, it's fantastic!

Just had to get that out there. Everyone I always see, I love you too, but I always see you, so I can say that in person! I really do love my family, and appreciate everything you all do, so much. Sometimes I'm not great at showing it, and if I'm having a bad day, I can be moody, I know. But I really do love you all, and I'm so greatful for all of the different things you all do for me, whether you do them on purpose or it's just your nature.

Anyway, school tomorrow, I should go to bed. Which really means read for another hour and THEN go to bed :) Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Another Early Morning Post

Because that's the only time I have that I'm in a quiet house and can think without distractions. :) you're loud too, mom and dad!

Not much has happened this week, to be honest. I have a latin test today, I'm hoping I do well. Last one I got a ninety eight, good ol' extra credit questions! Got to love those! I'm hoping I do equally well today. We'll see I guess.

School has been normal. I'm learning to play pool, which is fun. Especially when guys start teaching me :). I'm slowly getting better, but I can actually get the balls into the pockets I intended now! Not all the time, about half the time, but that's still way better than before!

I got the new book Brisingr on saturday, and have barely had an opportunity to read it. I'm only a hundred pages in, after an entire week! That is shameful. It's pretty good so far. I like the plot. I'm starting to get annoyed by Paolini's style though. It's so... formal? I don't know. Like, he'll say, we could not go to the store, for there was no means of transportation. He uses "for" a lot in that way, and the more I read the more it bothers me. Plus, sometimes the characters talk like they are knights in the middle ages, and other times they talk modern. Pick one! That's just me being picky though, and knowing that it got published because his parents are publishers. Where's the justice in that? Psh! No, it is a good book though. The style actually reminds me a lot of one of my ex's writing style. It bothered me when we were dating, and even more after, and now it's manifesting itself in a published book... :P

Speaking of writing, it would be so cool to get published! That's a dream of mine: to someday get published. Then all of you would know a published author! Neat!

I think this weekend I'm going to go to Kat's Korner with some friends on saturday night after the relief society broadcast. I want to go out dancing, it's so much fun!

Oh, and I found out the Christmas party at my work is on December sixth. What bad luck! Because that will screw up our plans for Sedona. I mean, I'd be okay with missing it, as long as I still get the gift, but I'm pretty sure Kristi and Cliff will be helping with all the fun stuff that goes into it, so I'm not sure they'll want/be able to miss it. I'm putting this here, because I'll forget to bring it up at a time when we can all discuss it.

Anyway, that's my life. Wish me luck on my Latin test! Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo is November, and it's just around the corner! The goal is to write 50,000 words in a month. Last year, I missed it by about 6,000. There was like, a week and a half where I stopped writing. But I found out later in the month, if I write every day, even if it's only for ten minutes,it is easier to finish. Because if you stop for one day, the next day it's harder to pick up, and each additional day it gets harder to pick up. Whereas if you write every day no matter what, then you remain acquainted with the story. So, this year I am determined to get the 50,000. Today at work I came across a couple of names that were very literary names, it got me excited! I jus need to pick a plot... I havea while though. But I'm getting excited! Plus, I have less of a social life than I did in high school right now, and while I hope that changes by November, if it doesn't, that will make it easier to finish! So, yep. That's what's going on with me today. Thanks for reading!

Another Day, Another Dollar

So, in case anyone pays attention to the time I make posts, yes, it is ridiculously early for a saturday. But I'm going to work at seven, and woke up earlier than I needed to, so, why not blog?
This week has been crazy! Homework and tests gallore! I had a psych test on Wednesday, I have no idea how well I did. Monday I had a rough draft paper for English due, the final is due this monday. Latin, well, I'm always swamped with Latin homework. It's been busy, definitely. I got so little sleep most of this week, so on Thursday I fell asleep at eight, and friday I fell asleep at nine. But I'm feeling well rested now, so hopefully tonight I can manage to stay up later than my parents.
Other than school, not a whole lot has happened this week. I don't know if I mentioned Ryan earlier, he's in my dance class, he's tall and a good dancer. :) Ooh! And in dance, I learned how to do the death drop! It's so much fun. It's where the guy drops me like four inches from the ground. It's way fun.
So, my guy life is pretty much dead... I need to work on that. I've decided I don't care anymore. I'm going to ask out a guy, and if he says no, he's an idiot, but no big deal :) (that was my way of boosting my self esteem since no guys have asked me out yet hee hee). Now I just need to decide which guy I most want to ask out... decisions, decisions... any suggestions are welcome. :)
Yep, that's about the extent of news for me. My friend Allison posted a note on facebook about how she's impatient to be a mother, and how she's excited to do all the fun homemaking things, cooking, cleaning, etc. And it made me impatient. Again. Or, still, rather.
That's about it. Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The same topic as always. It's my life, what can I say?

More boys!

So today in dance I partnered with this guy I haven't ever danced with before: Ryan. One of his first questions was if I'm LDS, because he's seen me at the institute building before! I say yes, and turns out, he is too! He's a really good partner too, because I feel more comfortable with him, because I know he's not just taking dance so he can have close physical contact with girls, if you know what I mean. Plus he's a good lead, he's taller than me, and he's funny! He can talk while we dance, which not all guys can. They can't all split their attention like that. So, I'll probably seek him out to partner with him again on Wednesday.

Plus in dance today I learned how to do the death drop! I've wanted to learn that ever since I saw it! And now I can do it! It's so fun. It was scary the first time, trusting the guy to not drop me and split my head open, but once I got the trust established, it's so invigorating to just release your entire weight and know that there is someone there to catch you. It's a nice adrenaline rush. Oh man, it's just so much fun! :)

FHE tonight is going to be charades, sardines and telephone. Should be interesting. Hopefully :)

Well I should go, I have to get ready for FHE. Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Flavor of the week?

Can I say that if I'm not actually dating all the new guys I meet, only liking them?

Anyway, Friday night there was an institute opening social, and I met a whole bunch of new guys! It was way fun. I met Matthew, Aaron, Justin, Michael, Matt, Andrew, and some girls, Victoria, Laura, Beth and Kristin. I met some other people, but those are the ones whose names I remember. :) And I got two phone numbers, Matthew and Aaron, but I am mostly excited about Matthew. He's a little bit older, but only a year older than the last guy I dated, and he only just barely turned 25 in the end of August, so it's really not that big a deal. But he's a really great pianist, he's studying law right now, and he's just really nice. I also met his sister, who was also there, but I only met her for like, ten seconds. But anyway, I'm kind of hoping for something to actually happen with this one. And if it doesn't by the end of next week, then I think I will be sorely tempted to MAKE something happen :) Why do I like older guys? Weird. Oh well. Even in high school I liked a guy who was two years older than me, so I guess it's always been in me.
Speaking of Robby (the guy I liked in high school), he gets back from his mission in April! That makes me feel old, because I went to his farewell. I DROVE to his farewell, and he's coming back now. Wow. His family actually moved to Utah right after he left, so he's coming home to Utah, but he wants to go to ASU apparently, so after his homecoming and all that fun stuff he's going to move down here for schooling. I found all of this out because his sister started working with me. Apparently it's a touchy subject for their family, because of the move, and the fact that he still wants to live here.
So, right now, life is good. I'm contented because the number of guys I know has gone up significantly, and that's always good. Oh, and I learned the name of the cute guy in my institute class who I met on thursday! Eric. But I think he might have a girlfriend. :( Oh well. He's still cute.
That's pretty much it for me. Thanks for reading. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Making friends is difficult

So, it has been a lot harder lately for me to make friends than normal. I don't know why, but I've been having difficulty with that. I mean, yeah, I flirt with all the guys, but it's not getting me anywhere. I've been in school two and a half weeks, and I still don't feel like I fit in. Tuesdays and Thursdays are fine, because in between classes I can talk to Anna, and Daniel if he's at the institute building. But on Monday and Wednesdays, I don't know anyone who has breaks the same time as me, so I just kind of sit and observe people. It's really lonely, and frankly I'm getting sick of it. There isn't even anyone who has more than one class with me. It's not so bad, really, at school I just bring a book and be lonely. It really sucks on the weekends though, when I see on facebook what all my friends from high school are doing in their various locations away from here. And I'm sitting at home reading.
But the good thing is, tomorrow is Thursday, and that means that I'll see Daniel and Anna. And maybe flirt a little with Marc. We'll see what happens.
Today I was at school from 7:30 to 6:30. I had to stay late to take this really dumb english test thing, it basically analyzes how good I am at english now, and then again when I graduate to see how much ASU helped me. It was supposed to last two hours, it took me an hour. Because I write fast. Thank goodness! But the time slots they have available for it were really dumb, so my last class ended at 3:15, and the test didn't start until 5:30. But, for my psychology class, we have to do these research participation things, and we need four credits of them, but only two can be done online. So I managed to sign myself up for one of them in the time between, so it wasn't a complete waste. Still a long day though. But the test was a joke, it was so easy.
Well, that's all that's new in my life. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus ~Mark Twain

That's just a good quote. :)

So, now that I've told the people in person the people who want to hear in person, I can post it on my blog. I would call Lindsay and Sarah too, but it's kind of late, and I only officially decided today, and since then I've had family dinner and a fireside. So, I hope you guys are okay with reading it on my blog.
Anyway, I've decided on a house. I'm going with number two, the house with ducks and the girl who likes musicals. I'm going to call over tomorrow and see if it's still open, and if so find a time to go over there and hash out details and measure the space (because I like to plan where I'll put everything. I'll start packing tomorrow night assuming it's still good to go. I have no idea how long it will take me to pack, because I've never moved, and I have a fatty lot of stuff. Hopefully it won't take too long. I don't want to live out of boxes. Another problem right there... finding boxes. Supposedly they have them behind grocery stores a lot of times and they are free to take. So you can be sure I'll be spending part of tomorrow driving around the back of grocery stores :) I'm pretty excited because it's something new, a little nervous, and definitely wondering where I'll find the time to pack, and after that to move. Because this saturday, I'll probably work in the morning, and then we have bookclub in the afternoon. And the saturday after that seems so far away. So, I might move on a random tuesday. Who knows? But anyway, wish me luck on the packing process. And if anyone has boxes they want to loan me ;-)
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

More on the house hunting front

So today I called three more places and went to one that I called yesterday. Of the three I called today, one of them answered, one of the girls is 32 and the other is 26... no thanks. One of the people who I left a message for, they called back, and apparently all three of them are 26. Again, thanks, but no thanks. I haven't heard back from the other one, but it's in a gated community and it's a bit higher of a price than I'd like, so I probably won't pick that one.
The place I went to today, it was very weird. It's this old lady and her daughter, and they just have a spare room that they rent. I am looking for more of the actual college experiece, you know, living with people my age, that kind of thing. I don't want to be worried about waking up some sixty year old from talking on the phone late at night, you know? Plus it was just weird! And also kind of run down looking. Like, the roof was a nightmare. But, I'm the daughter of a construction worker, what can I say? I notice those things :) (P.S. Thanks for that, daddy!)
So, right now I'm leaning toward house number two. It would be five girls including me, the one with the fruit trees and the ducks. It's cheap, it's the kind of atmosphere I want, the girls are really nice. They have a keyboard, one of the girls is really into music. They have a nice tv, no cable, but I read more than I watch tv anyway, so no harm there. Except missing house, NCIS and Bones. But I can just ask someone to tape those for me. Because everyone loves me enough to do it, right? :) So, tomorrow I'll just double check that this is the right decision, and then go from there! I kind of want to decide quickly, because I really like this place, and I don't want someone else to call and take it. So I feel like I need to decide fast. I know, I'm weird. But, that's life.
That's pretty much all I did today. I'm currently reading Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (it's in the Ender's Game series - SO good!). I'm not very far, but it's just as good as the others. I'm so addicted to Card right now, it's not even funny.
Yep, that's life. Thanks for reading. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, September 5, 2008

An Adventurous Day

So, I got a listing of LDS people looking for roommates from institute, and I started calling places today. I saw two houses today, and I'm going to see another place tomorrow. It was pretty exciting looking at potential homes to live in.
The first place I went was really kind of weird. This old married couple owns it, and they rent it out to college kids. It can fit seven people, right now four live there. It's kind of shabby and run down looking, kind of white trash-ish. It was really big though, and had a pool. I only met one of the girls there, the others were all out, and she seemed okay. She had just woken up though, so she didn't really talk a lot. I don't know, it was just kind of a weird place. They had all this random furniture, they had three fridges, and nothing really seemed to go anywhere. I don't think I'll go there. Plus it's farther from ASU than I'd like. It was on Stapley and Southern.
The second house I went to was much better. Three girls live there now, another is moving in soon. If I move in there, I can either share a room, or they have this little tiny room I could have to myself. I don't really know which I'd prefer. But they had a nice kitchen, washer and dryer, a really big back yard with fruit trees and ducks (yes ducks. Three of them!), a big tv, wireless internet, a family room... it's really nice. And the girls there were really nice too. One of them likes musicals! :)
Tomorrow I'll go to another place, and we'll see from there. These were the best three from the listing I got, considering price and location. I might look at the next best three depending on how this turns out. But I really liked that second place I went. It had a great atmosphere, and definitely a college atmosphere. Wish me luck for tomorrow on my adventure!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Getting into the swing of things

School today was good. I have a feeling thursdays are going to be my favorite :) not because of the classes I have, but because of the boys I'll see. In institute on thursday I sit next to Marc, who is very cute and spiritual. Then I have a rather significant break between institute and latin, my next class, and I have been hanging out in the game room at the institute building. Last week I met this guy, Daniel, and we had a nice discussion about quantum physics. I know, I'm a nerd, but so is he, which makes it all the better! He was there again today, along with two other cute guys, Brandon and Jordan. Of the three, Brandon is the best looking, but I don't know much about him, other than he's good at ping pong :) but I like that I was able to talk about quantum physics with Daniel the first day we met. Always a good thing. At least when you are a nerd like me. So, thursdays are going to be my fun days.
Latin is turning into a really fun class. It's such an intriguing language. I'm really enjoying myself.
Dance, wow. Dance is my favorite class. No surprise there, but it's just so fun! There are actually as many guys as girls, which is good. The class is moving at a pretty fast pace, which keeps me from getting bored. It's really great too when I get a tall guy for a partner :)
English is actually really fun too. I thought I'd be bored since it's just 102, but we get into a lot of debates. And even though only like, four of us ever actually participate, it's still fun. Especially since I'm the only girl who says anything.
Institute is, of course, a blast. So many guys! Unfortunately, half of the guys in my mon/wed class are married. I don't know about my tues/thurs class, because I mostly only pay attention to Marc, in the guy department.
School, all in all, is going very well. I feel like I'm adjusting well. I just need to find a few more friends, maybe some that are female, just to shake things up. College is really just so much fun. I was right to be impatient for it last year :)
That's really all I have to say for now. Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Day Two of Blogging

So, blogging... that makes me think of that commercial for twix. The girl says something, and the guy says, do you want to go to my apartment? And she says what kind of a girl do you think I am?, and he eats a twix, and then says I thought you were someone who would want to blog about our ideals, and she says, oh, I love blogging! So every time I write something on here, that's what I'll be thinking. Just so you know.

Anyway, college life is excellent, apart from being sick. My list of boys is growing exponentially. I really don't know how I'll get to them all in a semester! I think my first focus will either be Mark (he's in my institute class, I sit next to him. Very cute, and participates a lot in institute which is SO attractive), and this guy who isn't in any of my classes, but we both have a gap on thursdays at the same time, and last thursday we got into a nice discussion about quantum physics. I mean, come on, he's read Alice in Quantumland! How fantastic is that? So those are my top prioritites right now.
Other than the whole boy crazy thing, college is exactly what I wanted it to be, and more. I absolutely love college. Really, if I could be a full time student for the rest of my life, I would SO do it. That would be the absolute best job in the world. Apart from being a mom of course. But really, college is so much fun. I feel bad for anyone who didn't get an opportunity to experience it, because it's just such a fun experience. I sound so nerdy right now, but I really don't care.

So, that's my life. Going to college, learning, getting into debates in most of my classes (in one of my classes, I always take the side I know will have the minority, just for fun. For a challenge. And I usually present better arguments than even the teacher. That's going to be a fun class), flirting it up with cute boys, all the good things in life.
Thanks for reading! :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Peer Pressure

So I've been told I need to get a blog. Normally I ignore these remarks, but considering that it came from Lindsay, and she lives so very far away and can't just talk to me at Sunday dinner, I figured, what the heck. For her, I'll do it, so she can hear just how boy crazy all the rest of you are lucky enough to know I am. :)
I'm procrastinating doing my incredibly stupid homework right now (ASU 101: write a paper on how you plan to be successful at ASU. How cheesy can you get?), but I really should stop procrastinating, so I'll give updates on my life later. Right now, you're just lucky you get a blog. My present to all of you who love me and want to know what is going on. Happy labor day! (don't expect anything next year ;-) ).

Good night!