Monday, January 31, 2011

Full Report

Aunt Wendy asked, so I'll give it.

Had a fun morning on Saturday with a friend I've grown up with; we made breakfast, he played my guitar for me (I melted), then he had to go home so he could get to work on time.

I started getting really excited about my date for that night, after I got off work at 10.  We were set to go have a campfire in the canyon and roast marshmallows.  Unfortunately, when I got off work, I had a phone call waiting for me, that the car he had been traveling in when he went skiing earlier in the day had broken down, so he had been stranded with friends for a while and wouldn't be making it home until really late.  Bummer.  :(

He came and apologized in church on Sunday and felt bad, and I got up my courage today and asked him when we could have a rain check.  So, I'll be having a different date with him at the end of this week, again when I get off work late at night.

Pretty excited.  :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Feast or Famine

After 4 months of zero dates,

and 4 months before that of zero dates,

and....(well you get the picture),

I have two tomorrow. 

Two, people.

I'm not complaining.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I've been feeling frustrated lately at situations in my life right now.  Not downright unhappy all the time, just mini-stressed with everything going on.

I just got reminded by my own blog to not get down.

Ironic, huh?

"Got my dreams, got my life, got my love (okay, don't have that yet),

"Got my friends, got the sunshine above.

"Why am I making this hard on myself, when there's so many beautiful reasons I have to be happy?"

I need to not stress so much.

But I do still need to keep stressing about school.

(don't worry, Mom :) not giving up there, DEFINITELY NOT)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Overheard in the Living Room....

I can't wait to be engaged one day.  I think I need to find someone to date first, though....

My roommate Megan is engaged right now, and her fiancee is over at our apartment tonight.  They cooked dinner for us, and are doing a wedding registry online right now at WalMart.  Things I've been hearing from Clayton:

"Honey, I really think we should invite more people to our wedding.   Who cares if it's going to cost a little more at the reception?  30 cents for an extra invitation, 20 dollar blender.  I think the positives outweigh the costs!"

"Oooh!  Can we get this juicer, honey?!  I promise I will make you fresh orange juice every day for at least the first week, or something."

"Whoa!  That toaster oven is a regular toaster too!  Can we get that?!"

"I like how they put strawberries in that picture to make it look appetizing.  'Cause so many times I cook strawberries and burn them on the skillet."

"'90 minutes of fully animated fun'.  Holy crap, hon, this is sweet!"

"I know I've never choked to death before.  I'm still alive."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Math Ninja

By the end of this semester, I will be a math ninja.

Be jealous.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Reason #47 for Using the Most Powerful Bug Spray Possible

While on your next visit to the Dominican Republic, if you should decide to go on a day trip up to the mountains, be sure to wear the strongest possible bug spray you can find (which you won't be able to).

A certain type of bug common to the DR is called the noseeum.  You cannot see it, it is too small.  Hence the name.  Really.  Also called gegenes.

According to the article, "Creatures of Dominican Republic, the Nonhuman Type," noseeum females bite a human, any human, and sucks their blood.  When finished, she leaves you with an itchy area, with a particularly itchy center, which has a small red dot, as if it were leftover blood.  Which it's not.  It's a red dot, that does not go away for a few hours, up to a week or a little more.  In my case, it's been more than a week and a half.  It was starting to freak me out, so I looked it up.  The red dot will become itchier the more that a person scratches it, and is likely to become infected.

To quote the article, "Usually there are many blotches and you can look like you have some sort of disease before they turn from bright red to a light fading pink.  Rest assured the blotches will disappear in time. All that will be left behind is the memory."


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Few of My Favorites

Okay, a ton of my favorites.