Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Night

Tonight was a night completely unlike any night I have yet to experience in my nineteen years. It all began with a plan to attend yoga with Ratie, a true kindred spirit. As I walked to meet her before class, to my surprise, she informed me class does not begin until next week. So we concluded to have an adventurous girl night. I began venting about the latest development of one of my various crushes. As we walked a young fellow by the name of Revin rides quickly past, making odd noises on a bike with one very large wheel and one very small wheel. "Do mine eye's deceive me?" asks Ratie. Yet this was no mistake. We both agreed he seemed like a very cool guy. On the other side of the building we see him again riding around in circles. She explains our new desire to be his friend. Within a matter of minutes he initiates the handshake of friendship. Moments later someone from the top of the building calls out,

"Is that Ashley!?"




Well none of us were Ashley, but those guys came out nonetheless. These new two gentlemen I had met on a previous occasion. One was extremely tall and the other average height with jeans shorts, striped v-neck, and a sideways baseball hat. I soon wanted to change out of my gym clothes before embarking on a what was for sure a totally unique Thursday Night Adventure that would put many weekends at home to shame.

What carried out for the night was so unreal I questioned its reality and still have my doubts even now...

To be continued...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Dreamed a Dream

I have a particular fondness for dreams; and I don't mean dreams like goals or aspirations, but dreams that come subconsciously in your mind totally separate from your control. This weekend I talked about dreams with some of my aunts and I've decided I have a new dream (real life dream): Make a short documentary of friends and family telling stories of their most vivid dreams.

And speaking of dreams, mine have repeated themes or subjects, and I'd like to list those here:

Being forced to go back to High School
Getting to England but never making it to the rest of Europe
Tatoo's (usually an Ed Hardy rose)
Missing the first day of school/not being prepared for the first day of school
Getting engaged unexpectedly
Having an awful wedding
Really disgusting bathrooms, like the most horrific thing ever
My cousin driving and getting in a car accident when she doesn't have a license (even though she does)
My siblings getting kidnapped and I have to save them

I love dreams because they exist apart from reality. They live only in our own minds and can never really be shared with anyone else. They evoke moods and feelings that can be incredibly powerful despite their lack of reality. The more I retell my dreams, I begin to understand where the subjects originate.

Anyways, here are some of my favorite pictures I've taken recently :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You Make My Dreams Come True

Last night I get a text from my good friend Garth. He informs me he is willing to sell me his Canan Rebel T2I for significantly less than it usually costs. I was so excited I could hardly sleep! I have been saving for this forever. It is such an unexpected blessing. My parents have been totally supportive and it makes me so excited. Whats more, Garth really believes in my artistic ability. I feel like I need to succeed because he really think I can. A lot of people have given me this encouragement and it makes me thrilled.

So here is my new challenge to myself: On my journey starting this weekend, I am going to document document document. Take video and photo of all the places I'll see and all the things I'll do. I am so excited. When I come home (Rexburg) I will edit it all and compile it by Monday. Thats my goal. And I'm sticking to it!

I am just so happy. I have been daydreaming about this for so long...Its such a powerful camera...Wow I just can't believe this...Anyways, hopefully I will have time to delve into the magic that is before me...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm Kind of Crazy

Recently I realized my blog entries are unusually long for a blog. And there is a serious lack of photos. Which is disappointing considering I'm someone who loves art and pictures in general. I want to create a better blog for you mystery reader! And so  thats my goal...Though, I probably wont be super successful so don't get your hopes up too high!

Today was the windiest day ever. But once again, a breathtaking sunset. I don't know how Rexburg does it. We don't have mountains, its fetching cold, and very windy, but the sunsets are the most amazing I have ever seen. The sky is all sorts of colors every night: pink, orange, red, blue, purple, green...Ok, maybe not all those colors, but wow its beautiful. I love going home before dark just so I can see it.

I love the people up here at BYU-I. I love this university. And I absolutely love how well our choir did singing in General Conference! I can't believe how much the BYU-I Center looks like the conference center! It was weird seeing the choir perform on screen cause it literally looked like they were just singing at devotional. Boy I wish I was at conference just to hear them sing. Very impressive. 

PS I'm stoked for the week break. Everything is working out very smoothly and it should be a much wanted break from the nonstop crazy that is college. 

Hare Krishna!