Saturday, March 27, 2010

Last Night.

I went to a dance performance for an arts class I am taking.  I went with no expectations; I had no idea what I was going to be viewing.  I even took my roommate Kendra along because we were interested to see what crazy weird 'contemporary' dancing was going to be had.

I went to a homosexual dance performance.

I left mid-dance.

I went home and felt like I needed some mental flossing.

So Kendra and I went to Redbox and rented "Where the Wild Things Are" thinking it would be extremely uplifting, or at least good clean fun.

I took Nyquil for a cold.  I fell asleep.

Everyone watching the movie with us fell asleep.

It wasn't a great movie, obviously.

The End.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Heavy Heart

It is with a heavy heart that I write-er-type this:  This USU basketball season is completely, officially, totally, irreversibly, eternally, unmistakably, definitely, utterly, perfectly, beyond shadow of a doubt....



And please just assume that I came up with all those synonyms on my own. 

Well, it had to come to an end some time, did it not?  This was the first season I went to a basketball game.  It took some prodding from my friend Bryce, but I eventually committed to go to a game.  After one, I was hooked.  Unfortunately, by the time I went to one, there were only a few games left in the season.  So, all together, I made it to three games.

Here are some highlights:

Wild Bill - Aggie Basketball's #1 Fan...sort of.  Bill Sproat sits in the front row, behind the basket, and just in time for every foul shot for the opposing team, stands up, supported by everyone around him, takes off his shirt, wearing some ridiculous homemade outfit, and dances around, trying to distract the players.  Sometimes he makes them angry and they miss, other times, it doesn't phase them. 

He also got his own news story recently on KSL, here it is.  The rumor going around campus is ESPN has also set something up with him.  The guy doesn't even know anything about basketball!  Sheesh....Bill is also in my ward, which can be embarrassing at times, for everyone.  The fame has gone to his head.....meh, what can ya do?

The fans:  I choose not to participate in a few of the chants ("Yoooooooooouuuuuu suck!" ~ not so nice "Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid!" ~ also not so nice)

Here they are saying "I believe that we will win!" in increments.  This starts the beginning of most games.

The season ended in the first round of the NCAA March Madness, as Utah State lost to Texas A&M.  Oh well, it's been a good season.

That is all.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Break, Anyone?

Spring break is almost over?!  I can't believe it....I want another week, good grief!

The first two days of this week, I was in southern Utah, with Jess and Kendra and Megan.

Yesterday, Wednesday, I was here in Logan, and, after arriving home at 1 in the morning, and not being able to get myself to sleep for a while, I had to get up at 7 to be on campus again by 8:30, to proctor the yearly state math contest for middle school and high school aged students.  I got 10 7th and 8th-graders.  I think they loved me and my sarcasm.  When someone asked me if I had some duct tape to make sure that one kid wouldn't talk during the test, I felt my pockets, then said, "You know, I forgot to bring my duct tape with me today, but I do have a sewing kit out in my car; will that work for you guys?" 

The boy they were teasing looked at me and said, "Oh, we've got a sarcastic lady here.  Listen to her monotone voice!"  All the other kids gasped and asked how he could be so rude.  I took it as a compliment.

"I assure you I am being completely serious."  Ah, I think I would make a great middle school teacher.

When they finished their tests, I got to be pizza police lady, and bark at everyone to make sure they didn't take more than one piece of pizza at a time and no more than one half pint of Aggie ice cream.  I escaped around 1:00, had one hour to myself in which nothing was accomplished, then had to run off to piano lessons.  Piano lessons lasted until 9:45, and 3 students cancelled on me last minute...lovely....

I sat down with Megan at midnight, when she got off work, to watch a movie, and lasted 10 minutes before I was completely out.  I made no sense at all when Megan woke me up, and was in bed approximately 30 seconds later.

Sleeping in today ('til 9:30) was marvelous.  I almost felt guilty, but then as I thought that I had only gotten 17 hours of sleep since Saturday night, and had driven my car 950 miles since then as well, I probably had a good reason to sleep in.  I went shopping by myself today, it was fabulous.

Tomorrow I'm headed to Salt Lake with Megan to help one of her great-grandmotherly friends with some grocery shopping at 8 AM, and then we're going to hit up the Gateway to try to find some clearance racks.  Wish me luck!  Then it's back to a few piano lessons before the day is over. 

Where is the "Break" in Spring Break?!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

If You Could Hike to Kolob....

Oh wait - you CAN!  You can even drive there if you want.  I spent the last 2 days with three friends in southern Utah, in St. George and Zions National Park.  Here's some pics we took (the rest will be on Facebook):

Monday, March 8, 2010

Big Dreams

I couldn't think of anything to write about, so I picked one of the first things that came up on a blogging prompt website:  Big Dreams - what are they?  They posted this because of the recent Olympics.

My dreams?  The usual, have a good job, have a nice place to live, a family, etc.

I want to always be reading a good book. 
I want to go skydiving once. 
Bungee jumping once as well. 

I want to visit Europe, most of the countries within it as well. 
I want to learn French. 
I want to become fluent in Spanish.

I want to go on a cruise.
Learn to be a photographer.
Be a foster parent.

Paint an entire house.  The inside.....
Make a nerd quilt.
Learn to cook!

Catch up on all my scrapbooking.
Visit the Grand Canyon.
Visit Peru (Macchu Picchu).

See the Northern Lights.
See the Taj Mahal.
Visit Jerusalem (Garden Tomb).

Be married in the temple.
Play the organ in the Tabernacle or the Conference Center.
Own a grand piano.

Own James Christensen's "Hold to the Rod" and "The Ten Lepers" paintings.

Learn how to play multiple instruments.
Go whale watching.
See a concert in Carnegie Hall. lots of other super cool stuff. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Es Tragico! Freezing Insanity

If you have the patience, this is pretty funny.  About 4 minutes.  How many Latin/South American people probably view the Winter Olympics:

Not sure why Rosa has an accent fluctuating between poor Mexican and Russian.

A Review of Lime Popcorn

Orville Redenbacher's Natural Lime and Salt Popcorn.  I never knew it existed.  My mom gave me a box of it when they moved, along with 79 other bags of popcorn, so I'm just now getting around to it (this does NOT mean I ate 79 bags of popcorn this last year, it means I'm just discovering that I had lime popcorn as well).

It sounds really nasty.  It's actually quite delicious!!!  Apparently it's 'healthy' too, but they'll never get me to believe that one.  Hey - I know when I'm eating popcorn or ice cream or Burger King that it's going to be bad for me.  So please, don't lie to me and try to make me feel like an idiot by saying that your product is healthy. 

I think they're only sold in mini bags, so it's a perfect little snack!!  I can't seem to get all the kernels to pop without burning the rest of the bag, so it's an even smaller snack, and there is a lot of liquid left in the bottom of the bag when I take it out of the microwave.  Even so, I still love this popcorn!

Go out and try some today.  Really.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ECON 1500

The teacher may be an idiot, but he knows how to find entertaining videos.

I thought this was hilarious: