Monday, April 27, 2009

My Summer Resolution

Jamie and I: Football 2008

I have decided to be happy. That is my summer goal. Nothing big or grand, but it's significant. My bestest friend is in France for the next two months and hence we can't call, text or see each other. She won't be back in Provo until August. My other best friend, and college roommate of three years is getting married July 11. Needless to say, feeling slightly abandoned. But after reading my brilliant friend Amy's blog, I was inspired. I need to be happy. My happiness shouldn't be dependent on others. This is a wonderful opportunity. I'll be taking classes Spring Term and I can focus on my classes and I'll have lots of free time to read wonderful books and make new friends. It's going to be a great summer. I am going to be happy and I'm not going to feel sorry for myself. Let the good times roll.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Happy Thought

The thought of these are what's getting me through the end of finals. That and freedom.
They should arrive within 7-10 days if all goes according to plan. Thank you tax returns!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What I Should Have Been Doing

This is where I should be spending my time since the impending doom of finals is upon me. The fabulous Harold B. Lee Library. The semester ends Tuesday and I have 3 papers to write before then. Wish me luck.

HOWEVER.... instead, I've been having much more fun!

A few weekends ago my friend Jamie and I went to the Festival of Colors at the Krishna temple in Spanish Fork. Basically, it's a bunch of BYU students crammed into a small space throwing colored chalk at each other. This is the result.

Last Friday Jamie and I went to Kneaders with our friends Spencer and Brad. We felt it necessary to initiate them into the tradition of all-you-can-eat frenchtoast. So good!

Tomorrow our friend Nicole (on the right) is leaving to go back up to Idaho for school. A bunch of us went to Macaroni Grill for dinner last night. Delicious! Seriously, one of my favorite restaurants. And just an inside note- they have really good whole wheat pasta.

And finally, to end the festivities, Jamie and I went to our friend Jason's intermural bowling championship game. Sadly, they lost. And sadly, watching bowling isn't very exciting. But it was fun to be there and support him in his nerdy activities.

The pinnacle of the I-don't-want-to-write-my-papers festivities is going to be my BFF and roomie Candace's bridal shower on Saturday. It's going to be my first attempt at throwing such a shindig and I'm quite excited. I'll leave you know of how it goes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In My Dreams

I found this dress on this blog and I'm in love. It's beautiful. I've always dreamed of a day when I'll get to wear pretty dresses and go to fancy parties and events, although I'm slowly realizing that day will never actually come (especially since I'm going to become a teacher). But I can always dream. (And since it's just a dream I don't lose points for the immodest factor)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

WOW (word of the week)

Exhibit A: My friend Spencer at our ward's Oscar Night

schmooze: [shmooz]

a charming, suave, sweet talkin' man

Note: This is mine and my friend Jamie's new favorite word. We use it as often as possible. Mostly in referrence to good lookin boys who know how to convince girls to do whatever they ask. Start testing it out- you'll love it!
(In other interest- the word schoomze actually means idle chatter or gossip- but I like my definition better)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ain't That the Truth?!

Jimmer Fredette: aka the love of my life

"There is something undeniably noble and beautiful about the love of sports: the appreciation of grace and excellence for their own sakes, the pleasure of competition, the discipline of training."

I read this in an article in the NYT today and couldn't help but share it. It just made me so happy. I
love sports. This is something that has gradually been taking a hold of my life. During basketball season the men's basketball schedule is what I planned my life around- no joke. Football is better because it's only once a week, but basketball is one, if not two times a week. Reading this made me feel okay about what some people would deem "wasted" time watching sports. And now I really want to see this movie after reading the article.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Who'd of Thunk?

I recently discovered a love for vans that I didn't know I had. I went into a Vans store on Saturday and now I just have to have a pair. They come in pretty much every color imaginable and they're so cute a practical. I'm thinking light blue . . . (and I wear a size 9, just in case you feel generous)