Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcome Back...

Summer was like a dream. One that I wish I never woke up from. Here I am, laying in my bed. I should be studying for my oh-so dreaded mid term I have tomorrow, but I can't. I'm bored of biology, I'm bored of history, I'm bored of having my heart broken over and over by some stupid boy. I want to just drop everything and go travel the world with the beautiful South African dude. At least he cares about me.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My dirt bike. My one true love.

I am currently sitting at my desk with face wash bubbling down my face. I've been camping all weekend and now is the time to get clean. It's a little bitter sweet if you ask me. It feels so good to get clean after basically rolling around in the dirt for three straight days, but I like that. So it's sad to have to stop. One sec, I need to go rinse... Ok sorry about that.

Anyway, yes, I went camping for Memorial Day weekend with my family and friends. It is one of my most favorite things in the entire world. Just escaping the reality of the modern world for a couple days. I get to hide away in the mountains with the people who I love the most. I had to play the spoiled little girl card to get my dad to bring the bikes. I felt bad for about two seconds. But once I got on that bike I had no regrets. We didn't have that many great riding places, but we did what we could with what we had. My dad and I went for a ride today and found the most beautiful view you had ever seen. Absolutely breath-taking I tell you. As we were headed up the mountain on our dirt bikes I had a thought go through my head:

"There is nothing like the smell of the crisp, fresh mountain air and knowing that you are riding on something that is polluting it."

That is a Whitney Original. One for the quote book if you ask me. :) Watch all the environmentalists start attacking my blog. Sorry!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Nothing Like A Diet Coke Lime in the Morning

I actually don't even like Diet Coke that much, it's just that I tend to stay up late and have to get up early for work. Yes, I am at work right now. There isn't much activity here in the a.m. not even my boss is here. I find this to be the perfect time to update the ol' bloggy. Anyway, the D.C. can get me going in the morning. I just have to be sure to drink it before my boss does show up or else I will get a 20 minute lecture on the aspartame (is that what it is?) that is in it and how it will kill me.

So Monday is here, and as I am sure everyone else does, I wish it was still Saturday. I thought I would be working five hours a day, but my boss has been surprising me with 8 hour shifts. I'm not complaining...well I am, because I would rather play. But I am incredibly lucky to have this job. It's like death trying to find work down here. I guess this is one of those instances where I want my cake and eat it too. Which that saying never really made sense to me. The point of a cake is to eat it.

So last night, I was playing with my friends and we decided to walk to a park about a mile down the road. We were having so much fun, and it was one of those times when I can't wait for the next life and I get to watch it all over again on a giant movie screen. I will be rewinding and re-watching a lot from last night. Really, there are a ton of those moments in my life. ha. I might be in that movie theater for awhile. Anyways, Shelley, Jessica and I decided to all swing at the same time. I was on the bottom, Shelley went on back of me, and Jess went in front. I started swinging us and my feet could barely touch the ground. Shelley's legs were wrapped around me and she was slowly slipping backwards. We started gaining momentum and our giggles couldn't be silenced. The boys were just sitting on the slide watching us in disbelief. Soon, Shelley started losing grip. She starting yelling, "Stop us! Stop us!" So I put my legs down to slow us to a stop when to my hilariously unpleasant surprise, my feet didn't reach the ground anymore. I was laughing too hard to explain our situation, when all of the sudden Shelley couldn't hold on anymore. Off she flew and off I flew with her, with Jessica close behind. We landed with a graceful thud, wood chips flying everywhere. We couldn't move due to intense laughter while we all lay there in a big pile. hahahahahaha!!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Life never hurt so good.

There are a few things in my life that bother me. For the most part, I am a pretty positive person but everyone needs a rant every now and then.

First: I HATE it when people try to impress everyone else with their grammar and say things like, "This is a picture of Robert and I." It's "ME" dang it!
Second: Posers. Nuff said.
Third: Filing FAFSA forms. I need the money but it takes years to figure out how to file. Once I get through ten pages, it asks for my pin. I can't remember my pin so I click into the "I forgot my pin" option. Just digging my grave deeper and deeper into cyberspace. It asks me where I went to elementary school and there was only one place I went to, so I enter the name over and over and over again. Wrong every time. Then, it tells me that I've tried too many times and they are cutting me out of trying to get it. And if I want a new one I have to go through and entire other application process. Once I've entered my SSN, home address, and full name yet again, it tells me that it will verify my pin in 1-3 days and that I have to wait until then to continue my FAFSA application process. I'm gonna kill the government.

On a happier note, my entire body aches with sheer happiness. I never have laughed so much in my life, than I have in this last week. All of my muscles are sore from two nights ago when my friends and I continuously hurled ourselves and mattress covered walls. Yes, that was MY brilliant idea and I proudly take credit for it. Hours of entertainment were provided, and although I have a sickening bruise on my elbow, I smile.

Even when we aren't running into walls, laughter is a constant companion with my friends and me. (notice my correct grammar usage) Last night, Chris, Adam and I (once again, correct grammar) went to ihop at 2 a.m. and were laughing to the point of crying. Now I don't just mean that tears were coming out of our eyes, we were legitimately crying because it hurt. I thought Chris was going to hurl, Adam had to lie down on the bench, and I just sobbed. Can I say it once more? I love life.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Resurrection of the Blog

ha. Well, this is embarrassing. I really had no intention of coming back to my blog. But sadly Facebook is boring me. And I just want to write. If I sound like I'm just babbling, feel free to quit reading. I won't be offended.

So good news, I survived my first year of college. This is such a surreal feeling to me because, you know...It's like, "Oh, I'm in college. I'm growing up." But now I am a 1/4 of the way through. What happens after college? Death? Ha, just kidding. The thing is I don't know what I want to be so I might have more than three more years. haha And then there is the question that I try to hide from, "Who am I going to marry?" ugh. It disturbs me, but it is inevitable. I can't have best friends forever. I do have to commit to that "one". Pretty sure I haven't met him though. Just throwin that out there.

So with it being summer and all, I've been playing the entire time. I just love living down here in Orem. Don't get me wrong, I love and miss home, but there is a freedom I have down here that I don't get anywhere else. Like the almost all-nighter I pulled with my friend Chris last night. We wanted to stay up all night and watch movies, we made it til about 4 a.m. and decided to call it quits. I could have made it, I don't think he could have though. heh, sucker. All of my friends are like my family, and I just love to meet new people. It has definitely made my life more exciting. In a way it has made it hard too. I made so many friend these past 9 months and when school ended, a lot of them moved home and I know I'm not going to see them again. Goodbyes take a particular toll on my spirits. Just one will usually get me down for a couple days, but I had to say goodbye to about 20 good friends of mine. My heart was pretty much vaporized for an entire day. Especially when Lindy moved out. Lindy was my roommate since January. She took Mandy's place (I realized now that I need to update who I am living with...) and she and I bonded like you wouldn't believe. She was so easy to tease because of her constant fake whining and hippie ways of life, but I was never sad around her. She managed to make me smile every time I saw her, sometimes it wasn't even on purpose. I don't know many people like that. She promised to come back though. I know that it wasn't goodbye forever between us. There was too much to just completely cut all ties, so that makes me feel better. I miss her though.
Awww. :) We're cute.

Can't wait to see her again!!! Life is too short to just quit a good friendship. You don't find too many more like that. I got lucky.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Run Up on the Low Down

Ok, so here's the thing, the whole blog idea still hasn't grown to be a part of my everyday life. Sure I think about it every now and then, but really, I don't have time to update my blog with all the time I spend on facebook.

So everything that has happened in the past month I will list off for you.
-I got a boyfriend
-I broke up with my boyfriend
-I went to a family reunion in St. George
-I went scuba diving in a crater
-I went skiing with my family
-I wrote a mean poem about my evil teacher
-I made a Valentine for the boys who live under me
-I ripped my acrylic nails off my left hand, but I still have all of them on my right.
-I have gone to school twice with out wearing shoes (today is one of the days)
-I have started using Crest White Strips
-I wrote a 4 page paper about a novel I didn't read
-I slept until 11:30 yesterday
-I gave myself a tatoo from the zebra gum
-I started watching a rated R movie from the 70's until we found out it was rated R then my roommate left the room and it was a little awkward so we turned it off
-My existential crisis has only worsened since my roommate Lindy moved in
-I've signed an annual contract for my apartment...thank you, thank you, I'll be here all year
-I've played Murderer in the Dark for a rough estimate of 12
+ hours
-I've seen the Joseph Smith movie twice
-I've eaten at the Pizza Factory twice
-I've gotten a pedicure
-I chatted it up with Senator Bob Bennett
-I sang a happy birthday song to a stranger and her party
-And last but not least, I've updated my blog...twice

Friday, January 16, 2009


You all know that I failed my math class last semester and have to re-take the class, and I am sure you all are chuckling to yourselves about the title, but let me tell you my friends, 7 in all reality does equal 16. According to the people in the hot tub the other night. Mmm-hmmm because the sign clearly says "Limit: 7 People" and yes, there were 16 people miraculously crammed into it. When I got in, I literally stepped on someone's back. Apparently he was trying to hot his breath underwater... and upon entering, I used his back for a step. Now I am one for breaking rules and limits, don't get me wrong, but honestly, that many people in that small hot tub was ridiculous. I stayed for about 10 minutes and that was all the chaos I could handle for one night. It was funny though, I do have to admit, I started to laugh when I was sitting in there surrounded by people I didn't even know and I was basically sitting on their laps in the hot tub. RrRrRr

Last night however, I went to the Provo Recreational Center for my first S.C.U.B.A. class. Let me just say that it is the bomb diggity. We had to do six laps around the pool with our fins and snorkles and what not, which is not hard at all. Then, we had to tread water for ten minutes in 10 feet of water, again, it was a walk in the park for me. I usually will tread water from 20-30 minutes...Not to brag or anything, I'm just saying, swimming is my deal. I think I had my mask on way too tight though. If I touch the bridge of my nose, there is an intense pain, almost as if I had been punched. I keep waiting for a big bruise to take over my face.

Before we got in the pool, the life guard came up to us and told us how she had to jump into the pool unexpectedly and she lost one of her most precious earrings. She said she knew that chances were small for finding it and it might even be gone already, but if we could just watch for it, she would be extremely grateful. So, while we were under the water practicing clearing our masks, I saw a glint on the floor. I fluttered my flippers on over to the curious sparkle, and to my great surprise, it was the life guard's much treasured piece of jewelry. It was quite heroic. But it is the least I could do for one of America's finest...Or Provo's at least.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Mondays are the potholes in the road of life." -Tom Wilson

Pessimistic title, I know, I just thought it was funny. I am actually having a good day.

So, I am back a lot sooner than I anticipated. This is for one reason and one reason only...I missed the shuttle back to my apartment and now I am stuck here with nothing to do except blog and mess around on facebook...Homework is an option, but really, I just got done with the class and quite frankly, I need a break after two straight hours of math. However, I am enjoying the class substantially more than I was last semester. The teacher and the tutor-man (haha that makes him sound like he farts...sorry, I'm just really immature.) are both hilarious and very helpful. I should set up an account on ratemyprofessor.com and say all the wonderful things about them.

Yesterday, I said goodbye to yet another best friend. He will be leaving to the MTC on Wednesday and to Columbia two months after. I'm so proud of him, it brings a glistening tear to my eye. And also the fact that I won't see him for two years. Aw well. He will do so wonderful, and that is enough for me.

Man! Something smells like a tootsie roll. But I see no one around me eating such thing...There is a cafe just around the corner, but I don't think they make tootsie rolls there. What. The. Crap. (!) AHA!! I have found the culprit. She is sitting next to me, but it is a tootsie pop, not a roll. But hey, I say +1 for me. haha I have the nostrils of a bloodhound. And for those who don't actually know me...My nose really does look just like that.

So I have been looking for the random moments of joy in life, trying to find the good in people. A lot I have noticed just from watching people walk down the hall way. There is quite a bit you can tell about a person by the way they walk and what they are doing. But misconceptions are possible, and more than likely going to happen. I think you need to stand next to a person and feel what they feel before you stand in front of them and feel what you think you should feel. "See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while, people may even take your breath away." I didn't write that, and since only 3 or 4 people read my blog, I don't think copywriting will be an issue. So just sit back and absorb its beauty.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Back to Blog-dom??

Yes, I have returned to my much neglected blog. Poor thing, it kind of reminds me of those starving African children who have AIDS and are sleeping in plastic bags and stuff. I watched a good half hour of a long info-mercial about it last night while I was tickling Wesli's back. Apparently I have magic fingers or something. I have always had the thought of massage therapy for a career in the back of my mind, but when I start to think about it again, I picture the glamorous parts like, working on a cruise ship giving attractive men shiatsus, but that only happens on t.v. I am quickly snapped back to reality and remember that I will most likely have to give massages old fat people with hair on their backs. I couldn't do it without gagging and I'm thinking that might offend. So, my husband will be the lucky winner of my magical massage fingers. Lucky guy.

Wednesday was the first day back to school for the Spring semester. I was happy to get back to school, but now I'm wishing it was summer. However, I am getting scuba certified, so maybe that will get me through the last of the winter months. I already know that my astronomy class is a trap though. It's in a planetarium so they turn out the lights, and the chairs-that are ridiculously comfy-lean all the way back. I'm waiting for my teacher to whip out the Enya and make it his mission for all of us to fall asleep. I almost made it today, but I crashed for the last 10 minutes.

As for my math class (yes, I failed math 1050 and am repeating it.) I think I have a chance of a good grade. They put me in the SLA class. That means the Service Learning Assessment. I think it should be the Special Learners Arrangement or something because that is what I and most of the people in that class are. The tutor of the study hour is hilarious and really kinda cute. Ha, I've never had a crush on a teacher before, is this the one?? nah. He tried to get us to play a prank on our teacher and we were all for it until she came in and we all backed out. I think it was because she was wearing a suit. It was kind of intimidating.

So, I'm at work right now, and there are security cameras in the pool, work out room, laundry room and such. There is this guy in the laundry room who is just sitting on the table, staring at the dryer and singing. I say props to him, for I often do the same thing, but I don't think he understands that our dryer takes FOREVER to dry stuff. Oh, he just pulled a shirt out. It looks somewhat too small for him...and now he is putting it back in the washer...? What the crap was the point of the dryer?! That was a waste of 75 cents. Sorry, I'm distracted. Slow days at work are sorta crappy. haha oh wait, now he is drumming on the shelf right next to the camera. Wow...close up on laundry man. Now he is sprawled across the table...taking a nap?? I bet he would be dying if he knew I was watching him.

Well, I think I have given my blog enough love for the day. Knowing me, it will last for about a week or so. Sorry Kayleigh, I know you want me to stay up to date with it, but I'm not like you. Love ya woman. :)