Tuesday, February 22, 2011

101 Things in 1001 Days

So my dear friend, Krystal, had a post on her blog of a list of things she wanted to do in about the next 3 years. I loved the idea and decided to be a copy cat. This list isn't edited well and could use some specifications but I thought I'd post it now until I forgot about it and never did it. So here are the 101 things I want to do in 1001 days:

101 Things To Do In 1001 Days (2.7 years)

Start Date:     Wednesday February 23, 2011
End Date:

1.      Go to a ball
2.      Dress as an eskimo for Halloween
3.      Do 101 hours of service
4.      Go skydiving
5.      Be accepted into my desired academic program (Dietetics)
6.      Stay under 135 lbs.
7.      Dance at a masquerade
8.      Go to Zion’s National Park
9.      Go to Bryce Canyon (again)
10.  Go to the Grand Canyon
11.  Go boating on Lake Powell
12.  Go to  the ranch
13.  Go ice skating in the summer time (Olympic skating rink) OR ice skating on a frozen lake, pond, etc
14.  Clean the sink at Angies
15.  Try sushi
16.  Learn to drive stick
17.  Be in a photo shoot
18.  Learn to play 3 songs on the piano of my choice
19.  Get kissed in the rain
20.  Get kissed on a swing (at a park)
21.  Publish some poems
22.  Work on a ranch for at least a month
23.  Have a picnic in the mountains
24.  Write 3 song lyrics
25.  Alter a dress from the DI (wedding dress)
26.  Cook 50 real meals and serve it to others
27.  Break a dish (Like in the movie Martian Child)
28.  Hike the Teton Mountains
29.  Visit Pepperidge Farms
30.  See every Audrey Hepburn movie
31.  See General Conference at the Conference center
32.  Go to every temple in Utah
33.  Not text for 3 weeks straight
34.  Not watch any TV, including movies, for 3 weeks straight
35.  Make 1000 paper cranes
36.  Be serenaded
37.  Study abroad (if possible or do service program over the summer)
38.  Never kiss another guy until we are boyfriend-girlfriend (so I think that I am going to marry this guy)
39.  Go on 50 hikes (real ones, not “nature walks”)
40.  Buy a full outfit without worrying about cost
41.  Be in a mud fight
42.  Be in a food fight
43.  Go sledding down Old Main Hill
44.  Dance in the parking lot in the light of the car headlights
45.  Kiss under a mistletoe
46.  Change the oil out of a car
47.  Give a nonmember a Book of Mormon
48.  Read the Book of Mormon cover to cover 3 times
49.  Read the 4 Gospels again
50.  Go through the temple
51.  Read to children in a public place (library, Primary Children’s Hospital, etc)
52.  Attend a midnight premier of a movie
53.  Go on a sunrise hike
54.  Go to Bear Lake
55.  Go on a hot air balloon ride
56.  Go canoeing/kayaking
57.  Real rocks rock climbing
58.  Watch stars on a roof of a house
59.  Play night games with friends
60.  Read Jesus the Christ
61.  Go to the Festival of Colors
62.  Be able to squat 250 lbs
63.  Work out 3 days a week for 3 months straight (work out sessions half hour atleast)
64.  Write at least 20 letters for my future husband to later read
65.  Volunteer at a homeless shelter or something like that
66.  Make bread from scratch and deliver it to someone
67.  Play a memorized song on the piano for my mom
68.  Go snowboarding and/or skiing
69.  Make a quilt
70.  Run a half marathon
71.  Witness an eclipse, meteor shower, etc
72.  Ride in a horse and buggy (downtown)
73.  Go fishing
74.  Go camping (FOR REAL)
75.  Read 3 Louis L’Amour books I haven’t read yet
76.  Build a sand castle on a beach
77.  Index 101 names
78.  Weld something
79.  Learn to flutter my eyelashes
80.  Have a tea party with my very own tea set
81.  Learn to grill steak like Dad
82.  Try P90X
83.  Write down something that I am grateful for every day for 1001 days
84.  Write in my journal every day for a month straight
85.  Go to bed before 11 (asleep and not reading, etc) for 2 weeks straight
86.  Never take out a student loan
87.  Have a boyfriend (if it’s the Lord’s will)
88.  Enter a personal photo into a photo contest
89.  Get at least one scholarship
90.  Save $2000 for an emergency, etc
91.  Be truly converted to the Gospel (change of heart)
92.  Break my silly, ridiculous, disgusting, unlady like habit
93.  Break one bad eating habit and make one good eating habit
94.  Babysit!!!
95.  Exchange legit love letters with someone special
96.  Ride in a taxi and/or limo
97.  Meet a guy from the USU basketball or football team
98.  Do my own pottery
99.  Learn to knit and/or crochet
100.                      Do 100% visiting teaching for a year.
101.                      Choreograph a dance to Clair De Lune

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sticky Situations

The past little while has been full of crazy misunderstandings and confusion (of course because of the lack of communication). It has been a really good learning experience for me and it will continue to be even after everyone has made their decisions. ANYWAY! So this past weekend was the institute's Valentine's dance (girls choice) so I asked a good friend of mine from college to go with me (Jeremy). Jeremy has to still go on a mission and we are just really good friends so I thought it was a good idea to ask him. I could just have a good time. It was a BLAST! I loved it. :) BUT I have to admit that I realized that I have moved past the stage in life where you date just for fun and to just meet people. I want there to be a purpose!
*After the dance Jeremy and I went for a walk around campus and that's where some of the other pictures are from. Enjoy!
L to R ->Jeremy, me, Amy, and JJ (yes Jeremy and JJ are brothers and they are wearing identical tuxes-What studs!)
Amy had the right idea and wore comfy shoes that..well...were...great :)
 Old Main
Ice sculpture design in front of the Performance Hall. Jeremy and I stood in front of them and talked for so long! They were so pretty!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside!

The song "Baby Its Cold Outside" has pretty much been the soundtrack of my life for the past little while. I remembered that it gets cold, but I guess I just forgot how cold and how miserable it is. The sad part is that no one can really afford to have the heat on as high as we would like. I'm not freezing, its much warmer in the apartment then it is outside, but I like it toasty :) Anyway, it is just so ridiculous how cold it is. In fact I have been doing some pretty weird things lately to get some extra warmth. I sit on my hands a lot, when my roomie has her laptop on the table I'll put my hands up to the fan, I actually take the bus now (I guess that's not really a weird thing), and I even consider not going to SI sessions which help a ton with school just because its so cold!

So! If I had a special someone to share these bitter winter days with, our conversation might just go like this:

"I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight
To break the spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

C'mon baby

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh darling, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me?
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside"

Don't freeze out there!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Once In A Blue Moon

(This post was actually created a while ago, I just didn't post it for some reason.)
For those that know me you know that I talk way too much and way too loud, I'm only funny because I am blonde and naive, and I get distracted terribly easy. Now these aren't HORRIBLE traits to have and on occasion I meet someone that can tolerate and maybe even enjoy my faults. In this case I had two young men in one weekend that took on the challenge of spending some time with me. Two "dates" in one weekend! Crazy stuff here, my horoscope this month must have said something like, "You will enjoy some experiences that occur once in a blue moon." Not only did I have a weekend of epicness (if that's even a real word), but Sunday was definitely a day to remember. Some of my newer friends are in the Institute Choir and Latter Day Voices and they had a performance at the tabernacle Sunday night. It was a beautiful program. My roommate and I were in tears and from the moment it began I had goosebumps! Not only that, after ward prayer I had about a dozen friends over for cookies. It reminded me of the time that we had 15 friends over and played games like the human knot, don't drop the key, smurf, and many other hilarious games. So for all of those people that like pictures here are some to give you an idea of my amazing weekend!

*Sorry the pictures are in such a weird order.
Carrie (my roomie) and I at our weekly temple trip. :D
Carrie and I both were asked to the IMA (Institute Mens Association) Banquet and she snapped a few pictures of me posing like a maniac.
 This is Braden and I after reading children's stories at Borders for 2 hours!!

Playing 3D twister-in this picture-> Me, Amy, Braden, Jeremy, Carrie, Trevor, Zach, Jeni, Marshall, Mike, and Mijke.
Playing signs.
 Cutting onions... enough said.
Carrie had teased me like crazy because I was asked on two dates in one weekend. The funny part was that the very next week she was asked on two dates!

 Reading books in Borders :) What a weekend!