Tuesday, June 15, 2010

the blessing of biology

I'm tryin to think positive about things right now, and having a really hard time seeing the good in my bio homework... I guess I'll go with the fact that it's great to have a world to live in that's so complex and simple that we need biology to make an attempt at understanding it. Yea.. I'm stickin with that.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

time gone by

It's already June! It just hit me today how far we are into this year... I can't believe how fast time's gone! Of course I'm not complaining, it's definitely a good thing, but I do think I need to find more of that "joy in the moment" that we keep hearing about, that awareness of just how good life is and how happy we should be. I find I have spurts of it here and there, but it never gets sustained and soon I'm dwelling in the past and future again. Now I'm aware that I have to have an awareness of the things outside my present, but life is just so much livable when you have that joy and your not searching for the next big thing. I've been reading and hearing a lot of quotes by President Thomas S. Monson lately and I love this quote of his,
"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows."
So maybe that will be my new project for myself, staying in the present and not concerning myself so much with the past and future. Sound good? I think so.
Another great thing about June is that summer is really here!!! Oh summer, how I missed you! Playing outside, soakin up some sun, splashin in the pool, barbecues, hikin, campin, the list goes on and on. Bring on the fun! There's nothin quite like summertime!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Yesterday was one of the best days ever because my best friend Chels finally arrived! I went and picked her up at the airport, and the festivities began! Of course, we had to wait outside her apartment forever, cause none of her roommates were home and her landlady couldn't swing by for a little bit, but we still had a blast just sitting there talking. Those kind of relationships are the best, where you can be doing absolutely nothing at the moment but still not be bored out of you're mind because you just enjoy spending time with that person. We finally got into the apartment and then we kind of procrastinated moving all of her stuff in, mostly because it was sweltering outside. We went and got some food and then went to hang out in Barnes and Noble, because it was nearby and its our favorite store. (for the very same reasons that I listed for the library obviously) After procrastinating all that we could and after it had cooled off a bit, we finally moved all of her stuff in. Sweaty work! Grocery store trip was next, since she didn't have any food and we needed dinner, where we had a hard time deciding what to get and we were already a bit loopy:

It's one of the best feelings to know that you have someone who's always there, through thick and thin, and who loves ya no matter what.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where the cool kids hang...

Well I've been spending a considerable amount of time at the library lately, so I've happily labeled myself a "cool person" since I've decided that's where all the cool people are. I mean seriously, who doesn't love to spend time at the library? (seriously, no sarcasm involved) The smell of books, the quiet that permeates everywhere, and the overall sense of feeling smarter just by being there are just a few of the appealing qualities of that institution that we name "the library." I just don't understand why there aren't more people who've figured this out.
I've also decided that it's great to be alive! Today is just one of those days when you're just content, nothing is wrong with the world, and everything seems a little brighter. It's amazing what life can bring out sometimes.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Visiting the animal morgue

Well, I'm a couple days late relating this, but me and my friend Katelyn visited a museum on BYU's campus earlier this week and it was fascinating! I say animal morgue just cause it was full of the donated work of some taxidermists. And there were several floors of dead stuffed animals for our enjoyment! There was a liger named Shasta-
It was the first time I had ever seen a liger in person, and I was pretty in awe of the occasion even though it wasn't alive anymore.
There was a huge Kodiak bear-

Katelyn wasn't intimidated by it though, she struck a ferocious pose and I think she scared it stiff!(Get it?) You don't want to get her angry. But what really made that day was later on when we went to the grocery store to pick up some supplies for our festivities later on. You see, as some of you know, Katelyn is from my home state of NC and everyone expects us to have a deep southern drawl, which is not always the case around people who don't have an accent. But when we get around people who do, that little twang comes out. Well me and Katelyn decided to take it up a notch and talk like complete and total southern hicks the whole time we were in the store. We were saying things like "hunay child" and "hallelujur," all with a deep DEEP accent. I tell you we was gettin the strangest looks! And it was all we could do not to laugh. Of course we let loose once we left the store, and we didn't stop for a good 15 minutes. There ain't nuthin like goofin aroun wit ol friens!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The hunt continues

I've officially been in Utah for over a month now and still no more luck in the job department. I do have a couple interviews lined up, so hopefully something comes out of that because I'm tired of feeling like a bum! You might think its the best to not have to work, to be able to do what you want all day long, but it's not! Maybe for a little while, but believe me it gets old...

Also just wanted to mention, my cousin Emmarie is having surgery today so if everyone who reads this could include her in your prayers, it would be greatly appreciated.