Friday, December 31, 2010

Uh Oh

So something terrible has happened. I discovered a Communications cluster at BYU-Idaho called Video...Are you freaking kidding me?? VIDEO!? I literally feel like the very foundation of my education plans has just experienced an earthquake. SO you mean to tell me, BYU-I, that there is a cluster that teaches you about film? How to make clear, effective, beautiful films?! Why is this happening to me! The temptation is staggering to just say Eh and go for it! I haven't taken any film classes. But I mean, what the heck, right? I am majoring in Humanities so I'd have to see if they would let it fly...And I'm not sure what I would do in accordance with possibly clustering/minoring in Photography as well...

And I want a T2I so terribly bad lately...Like thats all I want in my life right a T2i...and also the knowledge and programs to edit videos...But first, to own a T2i...I only need like 500 more dollars!

All of this is due to a little video a Communications major at BYU-Idaho made with his T2i. Thanks Joseph. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Yes, I am in College

As the years go by in my life I have come to learn a few things; one of which is that I am short. From how much it comes up in conversation, I must be very short. How short am I exactly? Well evidently that is a debatable fact. Some friends say I'm 4'11" or 5'0". I think I'm 5'2". So usually I just say 5'1".

It seems my physical stature would give off the appearance that I am in high school...or maybe even middle school (shutter)...I have had many an experience of people commenting on their shock when they discover I am in college. Once, at a day camp I was a camp counselor. We went around introducing ourselves and when I said I was 19, a young observant boy yelled out "What! You don't look like your 19!" (Also, this boy was in 6th grade, and as tall as me) When I went to church dances as a Senior in high school, freshman boys taller than me would ask me to dance, and usually comment on how I am so short they didn't think I was a Senior. In fact, as a Junior in high school, I was particularly insecure about my height. It really did bother me how much it came up in conversation and was pointed out. But that insecurity was defeated when I went to BYU-Idaho. Rarely did I hear mention of how small of stature I am. At this point in my life, I almost expected to be a little teased about it, but nothing came of it. I was treated as just another student. And being treated thus gave me the confidence to "act tall."

It wasn't till this weekend that I remembered how short I am once again. I was visiting my family in California and my uncle's mom (not my Grandma) commented how she wasn't expecting me to say I was in college. Let me be clear, this in no way bothered me. But I still think its funny that it comes up nonetheless. I'm at the point when people mention that I look in any way old, I am very much flattered. But I can safely say, I've heard it all. I know I am short. I'm 5'1" and 5'6" on a good day. (Hello 5 inch heels...)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Some of my Favorite Things

Lord of the Rings-Lately a lot of the guys I know have been surprised to discover this fact, saying very few girls they are friends with like Lord of the Rings. I explain they are obviously hanging out with the wrong girls.

Explosions in the Sky-I am grateful to live in a world where a band like this exists. They make me feel contemplative, peaceful, overwhelmed, nostalgic, etc.

Harry Potter-Do I even need to explain?

The Color Brown-Thank heavens for a color that is still dark (like black), but doesn't pack quite the punch that black does. I'm discovering more and more each day that I am put off by bold colors, like black or white. Instead I prefer brown and off white :)

Christmas-No matter how old I get this day always stands out on the calender as simply the best most magical day of the year.

Vintage Jewelery-Need I say more?

Lots of Blankets-My bed has been seriously lacking in the squishy comfy blanket department. I love them dearly.

Shoes-Since I've been home I've bought around 10 pairs of shoes, 3 shirts, 2 scarves, and 2 jackets. And what do I really need? Pants. Yet here I am with a million shoes and no pants. I'm living the good life :)

Obedience-This is one virtue that seems to encompass them all: faith, humility, patience, Godliness. I need to be more obedient.

Brock Nordstrom-Now this guy is on his mission, but his art and just knowing him has filled me with enough inspiration to last for the whole two years he's been gone. He is incredible.

The Beatles-No music I like now would exist were it not for John, Ringo, George, and Paul

Dancing-Boy, I love to dance. I am definitely not a very impressive dancer. But I do enjoy it very much.

Indian Food-I am so looking forward to eating at my favorite place in the world: The Indian Palace.

The 80s-The 80s fill me with laughter and jealousy all at the same time

Socrates-Yup, he is for sure my favorite philosopher.

Dying my hair-One time I realized hair grows back and color fades. Ever since I have LOVED getting my hair done! Tomorrow I will once again embark on a new hair journey!

 Singles Ward-Anyone who ever didn't like singles ward must be crazy town.

There you have it! Some of my Favorite Things :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Where is my hairbrush?

So recently I lost my ipod...once again...Last time I couldn't find it for two months or so and figured it was stolen or something. Turns out it was in a winter sweater pocket...for the entire spring...figures...So now I can't find it. But this time I left it in the ihome on my bed. When I came home the ihome was in the bathroom. My ipod was gone. I figured some forgetful sibling put it somewhere. But it has been a week. So the likes of my ipod remains to be seen.

This whole fiasco got my thinking though...What are some other items I've lost and sincerely wonder where they went from time to time...

1. This one picture I really liked! When I was a Beehive a leader gave me a picture of a girl reading the Scriptures in the desert with a candle. I put it on a little table by my bed. One night I was tired and when I leaned over to turn off the lamp, I bumped the picture and down it fell behind the night stand. I figured I'd look for it later. It slipped my mind for a while. When I returned to look for it once I came to my senses, I could not find it! That still bugs me to this day. I must have dropped it into some magical black hole behind my night stand...That's the only logical explanation.

 2. Mustard Yellow V-Neck. My senior year for Sadies I got my date and I this sweet Gap V-Neck. When I went to college I thought I had packed it. But could not find it. So naturally, I assumed it was still home. Upon my return I looked, and could not find it. I've checked in my brothers clothes (because it was a guy V-Neck) and they didn't have it! I have no idea where its gone. But I really miss it. (PS that is a pretty goofy picture of me. Seth looks good. And he looks better in that shirt than I do. But I mean, that shirt is awesome! I miss it!)

3. My Freshman Yearbook. That year I was actually on the yearbook staff! So what the heck! It was the only year I went to LVA and I super always wanted to show my Centennial friends how school was there. I wish I could look and see the parts I whited out cause some crazy friend wrote something inappropriate when they signed. Or show how super awkward I looked all the time, because that is always how I felt. Or just show them and say! Look! See how much I've improved! But alas, I haven't seen that bad boy in years. I've looked in the dreaded garage even. And still I can not find it.

4. My Middle School Year Book. Hello, American Heritage. I had that yearbook for a day, tops. My Mom thinks it was stolen. I have no idea. All I know is I lost it before I even had a chance to read what everyone wrote in it. Which is highly dissapointing. I still really wish I knew what it said in there. Plus, I want to do the same I would with my Freshman year book, compare myself then to how I am now!

5. Red I-Pod Nano. This, I've already explained. Its been missing for just one week. So I still have hope!

Well anyways, that is all I can think of for my list of things I've lost. If you come across any of these items. Feel free to let me know :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Dreamed a Dream...of Going to Paris! (TOP 10 EUROPE LIST!)

Ok, its no secret I REALLY want to go to Europe. I'm afraid being a Humanities major has almost driven me to the point of insanity how badly I want to go. And I will go! Some day! Weather it be my honeymoon (There, your wedding reference Jen :), a study abroad, or just a tour...I've fantasized about studying abroad in Paris, the European Humanities tour, and the European Religious Tour. I feel like its in my grasp to go if I can just have $4,000 to spare. I would do study abroad, but that is the same cost as a mission and I can't bring myself to do that. Anyways, I just wanted to go through some of the places I want to go to so much I could cry...and I probably would cry if I went there...

1. Paris, France. Thank you Napolean for acquiring a ton of European art and sticking it in one city to taunt me. I mean, seriously? This place is amazing. First of all, as if the art weren't tempting enough, I am seriously curious about the culture and the way people act. Do the French really hate Americans? Cause I want to know first hand! I want to see how Socialism functions and how the people like it (as with most European countries). Oh and also did I mention to Louvre!

2. Versai, France. Ok Louis XIV is one of the funniest Kings in history to me! The Sun King! I could talk/learn/discuss the history of Versai and Louis for hours. Its just breathtaking. HUGE. And the palace to end all palaces. 

3. Budapest, Hungary. One of my very good friends is on a mission here. Am I a little jealous? Yes. Liszt is from Hungary. And he is dreamy, so why wouldn't I want to go here? OH And I love his music! And the architecture of Budapest!

4. Berlin, Germany. Can you say, history? Music, art, war, Germany has been through it all. I want to see it.
5. Denmark. Jensen is Danish. I am very Danish. And this is possibly the most Socialist country in the world. Its the least religious in the world. And statistically the happiest in the world. Hello, interesting.

6. Vienna, Austria. Ok, I'd have more comments about all of this if I wrote this 6 months ago when I was in Humanities (That goes for all these places!). But for now, all I can say is history, art, and culture.

7. St. Pauls Cathedral
8. Vatican City. Do I even need to explain this one?

9. London, England. Alright. Hogwarts, Abbey Road, Big Ben, St. Pauls, Buckingham...the list goes on and on...

10. Scotland and Ireland. Its what I am :) Family history!

Well there you have it, my top 10 Europe list. There was no order of preference! Its just what came to mind first!

I've been brainstorming ways I could get to Europe...What if I work for BYU doing study abroad Humanities tours? I would die...that would be the greatest job ever in the history of the world I think...