Wednesday, December 22, 2010

In the words of Webster's Dictionary...

FLUSY~ Not the type of girl that I am, but the type of illness that I have.

Apparently like 8 million germs thought it'd be hilarious to throw a flu party in my body the last couple of days. Things that being sick makes me appreciate:

  • Freshly brushed teeth. Mmm...tastes soo good!
  • A clean shower---also offering the side bonus of non-matted hair.
  • My parents who are actually wonderful-to-the-max and still take care of their full-grown daughter when she's feeling under the weather.
  • After just sipping nothing but 7-up for days, I found myself blissfully happy with existence of other beverages like Orange juice, water, Gatorade...mylanta the options!!
  • NOT being a couch potato. There is nothing more annoying then being stranded on a couch for long periods of time. Definitely not going to make a career out of it. I walked through Target today and it was lovely. It's so nice to just get out and walk around.
  • Being able to talk like and sound like a female. I had this awkward creepster male voice that was hardly ideal. Nice to be able to speak these days without the fear of freakin' people out with just the sound of my voice.

It's been a great holiday break. There is much to post about but I just barely found this draft and thought I'd post it cause those darling tanzanians in the post below me taunt me whenever I log in to my blog. haha Hope you've had happy holidays. A presto!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

oh my heart

You know how sometimes in movies the main characters meet eachother in random ways but it's a really fun story? Come to find out, I have one. I came to Utah State not really understanding why, but just that it felt right. I was living with strangers, only knew 4 people on the town--2 of whom are married, one graduated, and the other in another complex. One of the first weekends here I was all alone (roommates out-of-town and unmarried friend home for the weekend) I decided to randomly text the one person in the ward that I knew and hang out with someone. To make a very long story shorter the two guys that I went to hangout with took me to a bonfire where one flirted the whole night with a girl named Bambie (I need to remember not to judge her...but maybe her parents for that name choice) and there were girls dancing around skankily to make the ambiance all the better. They later topped the night off by urinating in front of me and excusing themselves by saying, "I would apologize for that but...your husband will do a lot worse in front of you." Hmm...thank you. I had no idea an evening with you was a nightmare marriage prep course. The DELIGHT of the evening was I spent literally hours talking to this girl who had just returned home from teaching english in AFRICA.
We spoke the whole evening talking about our travels and our passion for the places we've seen, people we've met, what it's made us think and feel, and things we've learned. It was soo nice. I've really wanted to go to Africa for a really long time and so I loved every second of picking her brain about the experience. I then made the mistake of becoming her friend on facebook where I longingly gander at her pictures of these beautiful children and my desire to photoshop myself into these pictures...or just actually go there and help them myself.
Oh my gosh I just find myself laughing and almost crying when I look at these pictures. The children are beautiful, I want to hold them, play with them and take them home. Well I hadn't seen this girl for a long time--since the bonfire--but we'd tried to invite eachother to the different parties that we've had but one of us is always out of town or something. We finally met up on Sunday and then today for lunch. We just sat and talked for 3 hours! The places we want to see, ways we want to help, etc. I adore talking to her because we understand eachother in way that is almost weird. We get eachothers desires and dreams when it feels that not a lot of people do. She gets my feeling of restlessness and my strange love and longing for places that seem to be far away.
The problem is that she's moving to New York in January to be a nanny for a YEAR. I'm going to miss her an awful lot. Our conversations have been so satisfying to me. They're like a breath of fresh air. She gets me and what's important to me. I've loved it. While I am really not happy about life in Logan without her, we've talked about big plans for when I graduate (next december--also when she'll be done making bank in New York). Now I just need to find a poor mans version of New York nannying so that I can get enough money to do the things that I awkwardly long for. I love this girl. And I owe knowing her to the marriage prep peeing boys. Who'da thunk?!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Large quantities of time in the land of books

I just finished my LAST week of classes for the year 2010. woot-to-the-woot!! Unfortunately, I now have a quality week of residing here:

because finals week is next week. I have a paper to write, 2 extra credit papers and 3 finals next week. I just finished a riveting 5 page paper this morning on gender inequality in the workplace. So...if you were wondering how women get discriminated against in the workplace, just ask...because I can tell you all about it.

I am excited out-of-my-mind that at the end of next week I'll be able to go home, be with the family, sip hot chocolate by our pretty christmas tree (seriously, my last two christmas' involved trees that were 2 feet tall. I know Christmas is not about the trees and decor's sure pretty to look at.), playing with dear friends, watching White Christmas with the family and remembering how much I love and support the existence (perhaps past tense?) of Danny Kaye. Ugh, I'm just so excited. I think my heart just grew 3 sizes just thinking about it. See you soon!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Wow. I discovered the wonder that is today. My sister and sister-in-law make some dazzling things that they sell on that site but I have never really taken a gander at all etsy has to offer. Online dream shopping falls under the category of "A thing or two I'd spend money on if Oprah gave me an unlimited credit card."...besides summers in Africa actually NOT being selfish with money. ANYWHO, judge me if you must, but here are some treasures that did nothing but please.

I l-o-v-e 40s and 50s vintagey swimsuits. Yup, yup. Who knew that instead of just feeling hawaiian printy and spandexy, you can actually look darling while splashing around?

I have recently discovered a strong lack of hatred toward dresses. Obviously there would have to be some modestification with these but...that's the story of a mormon girls life right? Aannd worth the effort if you ask me. Mmm...

I love harem pants. Sometimes there's just something appealing about looking a little...not-so put together. Can't explain it, but I like 'em.

Aaaannnd this little piece of art just made me laugh because I wouldn't be surprised if I've actually said something like this.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just some funnies...

I love the funny/awkward conversations and situations that go down around me. Some make me laugh, roll my eyes, want to respond, or just blog about it. :) Here are some random, funny and awkward moments from life here at USU:

  • My social inequality reading assignment for tonight is entitled, "Buddies or slutties". Really?!
  • A couple of weeks ago, a girl in my social inequality class raised her hand and said, "I think everything would be easier if we'd just all assimilate and speak english." Awkward silence fills the classroom and the teacher looks puzzled....the pain intensified when she continued saying, "Like this one time when I was in Italy, I KNEW that the waiter knew how to speak english but he wouldn't speak it to me."
  • My date asking me where we should go to dinner suggested, "We could go to Olive Garden. I've heard that is pretty authentic italian food."
  • We were watching a film about the unrealistic of stereotypes of women in one of my classes and how models can never be skinny enough, they photoshop photos to make women look prettier/skinnier, and how these harsh stereotypes cause a large percentage of girls to develop eating disorders etc. They gave a random example of the DVD cover of "Pretty Woman" and said that it's not Julia Roberts body on the cover--it's a models and Julias head was just photoshopped on. Anywho, the documentary was trying to send a message but when my roommate asked what she'd missed in class that day, a guy who sits next to us said, "Well I didn't know that wasn't Julia Roberts body. I just thought she was blessed with an amazing bod." Wow...point missed.

I'm sure there have been more but those are just some of the ones off the top of my head. What have we learned this week? 1. Culture and diversity are unacceptable. English should rule the world. 2. Olive Garden is the bees knees of italian food. 3. Your connections with fraternities could leave you labeled a buddy or slutty--one of the two. Aaanndd..4. I can't believe that's not Julia Roberts body. Oh dear me. Good times