Monday, September 26, 2011

Cultivating My Talents

Sunday activity:

What scares me is that I think I look more like my mother in this picture than I ever have before.

And my roommate owns this.  Yes, the same one who is causing me medical problems. ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Strain of Bacteria

There is a new strain of talkingyourearoffitis running rampant in my apartment.

It appears to be a close cousin, and is called singingyourearoffitis.

This new strain does not have any known fast cure.  The best thing that can be done is be patient and hope it goes away.

Symptoms do get a titch better if you remove yourself from the situation, but this is a minuscule difference.

Again, you just have to wait it out until it's over.

Or, insanity is another option.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The End of the World

I saw this on Facebook this morning and thought it was hilarious.  Couldn't help myself, had to re-post it here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I came across this treasure today during a homework break.

It's hilarious!

If you liked this, there are 2 more episodes made, available on YouTube.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Death by Math: R.I.P.

I'm a little scared of my Inroduction to Analysis class right now.  Proofs are not my thing.  In fact, math in general is no longer my thing.  But heck - I'm this close to graduation, so I should just keep plugging along.

I'm so scared of my math class, in fact, that I just might die.

That could be an interesting epitaph.

Death by Math

Prove she's really dead.

If 1+1=2 but 3+5=2, how old was she?

Got any others?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Too Many, Not Enough

Too many girls, not enough bathrooms.

I severely dislike sharing a bathroom with 3 other girls - especially when you have a guest staying with you, so it's 4 other girls you're sharing your bathroom with.

I especially dislike getting up before class at the appropriate time and having to wait another half hour to get to use the restroom.

And I REALLY dislike having to go to class/campus nasty and gross because my roommates decided to take almost an hour showering in the bathroom.

You wouldn't think sharing with 3 people would be that big of a deal; it shouldn't be.  But apparently it is just too hard to communicate with people before you get in the shower, and near impossible to shower in less than 30 minutes.

I now blame my lack of dating opportunities on my roommates.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Aggie Football, Road Trip

Yeah!  This weekend was awesome.  I started out the weekend going to a party at my friend's house, playing Kinect (previous post), and having fun.

Saturday I picked up my sister Kaitlin at the Frontrunner station in Ogden.  We went to Costco for lunch and went to the USU vs. WSU game that night.  USU won 54-17.  It was my first winning game I went to, woohoo!

On Sunday, Kaitlin and left bright and early for Idaho Falls to go to my cousin's homecoming.

Ben's home!

I got to see lots of family on the Whiting side.  I left by myself shortly after church was over, and got home in time to work on homework all night.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mormon Hollywood Part 2

Today while walking towards the SciTech computer lab in the basement of the library (to do statistics homework), I ran into something interesting.

In the middle of the library's main entry way, there stood a beautiful black Steinway.


And on my way in to see the aforementioned Steinway grand piano, I almost literally ran into Craig Jessop.

Remember this guy??

He was walking into the library with his wife.  I was so in awe I couldn't believe it.  I guess there was a sort of exhibit going on for a Cache Valley musical prodigy who had recently passed away.  A student had put together an event to celebrate her life and her music she composed.

After I got over the fact that Craig Jessop was within feet of me, I came to my senses enough to realize that the school president, Stan Albrecht, was actually standing closer, almost touching elbows with me.

I felt incredibly out of place.  Everyone who knew about the program had come dressed to impress.

I stood around in my shorts and sandals, with a heavy backpack weighing me down.

My friends and I wanted to stay for the program.  About 7 minutes in, though, we had had enough with the opera singing already, and walked downstairs, only to be horribly confused by mathematical/statistical computer programming.

Oh joy.

P.S. Might I mention Dr. Jessop is incredibly shorter than I imagined?  Not that I sit and imagine things like this all the time, that would be weird.

Uh, anyway.  He was short.  Like 5'6", give or take an inch.

Ok, end of story.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Kinect Review

Unfortunately, this is not a paid review from BlogHer, or from XBOX Kinect, or anything.


I went to a friend's house last night for a party they were having.  Since I am an anti-social wacko, I felt extremely uncomfortable walking up to a house with a wicked sweet dance party going on outside, complete with car headlights synced up with the beat of the music.  Luckily my friend who invited me was also feeling like this, so he invited Kendra and me downstairs to play his XBOX.  I could only hope that when the cops came to break up the party, they left us alone, since we were inside the house and couldn't possibly have anything to do with the outside.  

Probably not the best logic.

Fortunately, police never showed up for noise control at this party, so that is not how this posting ends.

My friend Landon had a Kinect that he thought would be fun for all of us to play.

After he turned it on, he started directing the console through the different buttons to get to the game he had put in, Kinect Sports.

I said, "Hey, where's your controller?"

Everyone started laughing, and I looked in disbelief as this guy controlled the console simply moving his hands, no controllers involved.  He could also speak aloud to it, to tell it what game to open, and the thing responded!

I felt like I was in Back to the Future Part II.  It was crazy wicked.

Funnest thing I've played in a while!  We played bowling, table tennis, beach volleyball, and a game called Hole in the Wall.  I've never seen something so intricate - your entire character moved with your body.  If I jumped up and started dancing (what no that did NOT happen....), then the character did that as well.

I may just have to go back and play this game some more.  It was pretty sweet.

So, am I the only one who did not know that a Kinect involved no controllers whatsoever?

It reminded me of this:

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I came across a picture of a wedding cake in my aunt's wedding photo blog.

Don't worry this picture is not stolen from my aunt's blog; I stole it from somewhere else.

It's perfect!  I'm in love with it!

So I looked up how to make it, and it looks not tooooooooo difficult.

Which means I could probably hire someone to make it for my own wedding for less than an arm or a leg.  Maybe just an ear.

So it's settled.  I'm ready to get married now that I know what to do for a cake.

Oh, and I forgot.

I just need to go find a guy to go along with the idea too.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tony's Grove

Yesterday being Labor Day, I wanted to do one last fun outdoor-sy thing before winter sets in here, in what feels like approximately 3 days.

So I headed up Logan Canyon with my friend Caleb and we hiked around Tony's Grove.  Go almost 20 miles up Logan Canyon, take a left at a marker labeled "Tony's Grove" and then go 7 more miles until you reach the lake there.

I had never really heard about this lake, so I was surprised when I found half of Cache County hanging out up there as well.  Oh, well.  We parked about 1/4 mile away from the parking lot, paid the entry fee, and explored a little bit.  We hiked around the lake, which was just short of one mile.

Then we decided to be ambitious, and made the hike to White Pine Lake, 3.8 miles away.  It was well worth the trip.  There's something about hiking to a spot you can't reach by car, or by anything other than your own feet, really (or a horse).

A portion of White Pine Lake

Hiking back.

Not very clear, but I still like it, sort of.

Coming back down into Tony's Grove.  
The lake is much bigger than this picture describes it.

After I dropped Caleb off at his apartment, having hiked about 8 1/2 miles, I went home and promptly fell asleep.  Yay for actually using a holiday to do something!

Friday, September 2, 2011

You Know You're a Nerd When....

You have only 3 'friends' on Skype.

And your Analysis professor is one of them.

You know your analysis professor is a nerd when....

He is online nearly 24/7, and as proof, he confirmed us 'friends' within 5 seconds after the request was sent.

At least I'll be getting near instantaneous help with my homework this semester!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Recent Medical Condition

I think it is actually possible to physically talk someone's ear off.


Sweet/nice/friendly new roommate, but seriously.


I'm not sure if the doctor will have a prescription for this condition quite yet.