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Sunday, August 31, 2008

August 30... Sweet Treat

I made home-made syrup with Mapeline.
Don't worry. We didn't make it out of this old bottle... this was the only picture I could find.
(Sidenote: we also took a taste of it straight from the bottle- wouldn't recommend it. Tastes like cough syrup gone terribly terribly wrong!)

August 29... When in Rome...

Oh, how I wish I was in Rome. Alas, I am not. But you don't need Rome to find new things!

Especially in Logan.

Walking around Campus this year has really opened my eyes to new things that I have always wanted to do- things that I believe make me a true Utah State Student. One of these things I have longed to do (but never had the time) is Eat In The Courtyard of the Taggart Student Center.

This is a rad place- underneath beautiful tress, scattered with wire tables and chairs. I always see students lounging in them, sipping their coffee, doing their homework, or eating their lunches and looking so wise. So, on my way out the door, I beckoned some of my friends to come sit with me for a spell.

It was a delicious treat- so post-modern of me. I ate my healthy chicken salad wrap, set my homework down in front of me, and just enjoyed the atmosphere. And, to get the full experience (and to sound a bit more sophisticated) I brought up a few typical college conversation topics with my fellow friends... like politics, classes, the meaning of the universe, etc etc etc. What a way to spend an afternoon.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 28... I'm broken, and no it's not emo.

For the past little while, my ear has been sounding a lot like a broken speaker, which had me wincing in pain every time I was on the phone. Today I hoped to get some answers. I went to the Wellness Center on campus.

No worries, I don't have the black lung or anything to that extent. BUT- they did send me off with some perscriptions for antibiotic that will fight my sinus congestion and help drain the fluid out from behind my face. Apparently it's pretty hard core. I'm just glad the university offers things for free to desperately poor students such as myself. Well... nothing in life is free. But for blogging purposes, we'll pretend like the world rocks. Cause it kinda sorta does.

August 27... Mormons Aren't the Only Ones With Horns.


In honor of being an Aggie, I grabbed the bull by the horns. Literally. Yes, it was very difficult.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 26... Terrific Tuesday

To start things off: I have a grudge against the internet here. It won't allow me to upload pictures to the blog, but I will do my best to get around that if at all possible. Moving on.

I applied in Logan for a job. Not only that, but with a friend. Firehouse, and The Pizza Factory (not the real one... but still credible... enough).

I also ate homemade Tornelini that Melissa made. It was as good, if not better than a restraunt. I would never lie about these things.

Monday, August 25, 2008

August 25... Kickin' A


In the spirit of a new year at USU (and the fact that I got lost while trying to find my poetry class) I took my first steps inside Old Main. This is THE Utah State building. This is the place everyone knows,the shining beacon of Logan... and I'd never even known where it was until today. It is a beautiful structure. As I took my first steps inside this hallowed place, I felt the pride of being admitted in college, and a new, refreshed outlook on classes. I am so excited to be back and doing what I love! Here's to an awesome semester!!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

August 24... Lingerin Longer..?

I went to church today for the first time in a new ward. It was the 7th Ward, 5th Stake. It was pretty awesome... my roommates are all really nice and including... but the church part was a bit strange. After sacrament meeting, instead of going to Sunday School, we attended a 2-hour "Linger Longer" of sorts... in which we ate bread, took pictures, and visited with fellow members. It was odd.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August 23... Fred is happy!!!!!!!!

I learned how to change spark plugs, coils, and fuel filters today.

And Fred runs like a champ. Maybe a little too good.

August 22... Honey Bucket?



I took pictures in a Port-o-Potty. Lovingly nicknamed "Honey Buckets". (???) ...Yeah.


Thank you to Spencer James Clark, who took these loverly photos of me. Who would've thought someone could make me look so smashingly good looking?

I am a raptor, it fills me with rapture


August 21... Do Not Open Till 2013.


I wrote a time-capsule letter to be opened in 5 years. (In a Mexican Coke Bottle)
Included: predictions, memories, some secrets, a drawing, advice, a quote, some crepe paper..
Not Included: guess we'll have to wait five years to find out... ;)

August 20... Just Like The Movies?

video

I know it's possible. I just can't do it quite yet. Drat!

(You'll have to turn your head left for the right angle.)

August 19... It Suits Me

This picture speaks for itself.



Bought for $8.00 suit from the D.I. Just because I work with messy ink is no excuse to not get dressed up for customers. Gotta look professional.


Sidenote: Five minutes after I took that picture, black ink squired all over my front right collar...


Goodbye CDUB! Oh, how I will miss you. Or, rather, your large paychecks ;)


Also a new thing I have wanted to do for such a long time... I karaoke'd. In public. For real. We did "What I've been lookin for" (High School Musical) Woooooo it was a rush! Old ladies and teenage girls are sooo intimidating ;)

Monday, August 18, 2008

August 18... MyTube

After much joking about how reading youtube comments actually makes a person's IQ lower, I got my own account. And made my first dull-witted comment. I'm pretty proud of myself. I hope to one day aspire to post my own video. Check out my comment here.

SHOUT OUT TO MY LOVELY SISTER KATE, ITS HER SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY TODAY! My most faithful blog reader. Driving, Dating, Dancing, etc. She is gorgeous, you all wish you could be her. Don't you worry, these pictures were put
on strictly for the idea of embarassing her. I'm so proud of you, girl!!!!!

August 17... Happy Sunday!

I slept in until 4:00 today. That was a new thing.

Yeah... happy sunday.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

August 16... Mixin' it up, keepin it real

I probably disrespected "The Rule" at Jamba Juice... by ordering yogurt instead of a smoothie. I think I'm probably the only teenager who has ever done this. It was Strawberry, with peanut butter and bananas and granola. Mmmmmmm.

August 15... Holiness to the D.I.

Two new things:
-I drank a FIJI water bottle for the first time. This is one new thing I have been obsessing over for years. Ever since I was a kid I have wanted to try one and see what the big deal was. Problem is that they were always way too expensive. That's why it pays to be friendly- Sarah, who works next door, gave me one for free today. And it was worth the wait. So fresh, so cold, so delicious... if water can, in fact, be delicious. I love it.

-I played on an organ at the D.I. Not only have I never played an organ before, but in the D.I.

We also saw THE radio from The Brave Little Toaster, I swear it!And although we couldn't find the rest of the characters, we did find a toaster that belonged to "Zach". And a shirt that reads "I Toadly Love Christmas". It doesn't get any better than that, my friends.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

August 14... Funny Thing Is...

First of all- I formally apologize for not keeping up with others' blogs... as you can see, it's been a struggle lately for me to keep my own updated. I am fairly confident that as school starts, I will actually have more internet access, therefore bringing on increased spurts of blogging/blogger stalking. That is all at this point in time. I am tired.

Because I have been tired and somewhat lazy, I have not been doing monumental new things. Not that it matters, a new thing is a new thing. And today's new thing was using a "Sipahh" straw in my glass of milk. That's right, no need to buy chocolate milk from the store! *Or in Spencers' case, the vending machines!* You can just plop that lil' guy right inside and sip away. It's not as delicious, but definitely an interesting new twist on a simple beverage. (Random thought I read on the box: Kids would have to eat seven cups of broccoli, six cups of red beans or five whole oranges to match the calcium in just one glass of milk!) Say hello to those beautiful shiny teeth and healthy bones! I most certainly do not want to eat seven cups of broccoli.

And also completely unrelated but new: I read an entire book in the library. Ok Ok... so it was Ellen Degeneres' book The Funny Thing Is... and everything in it was completely scrambled, but it was absolutely hilarious. I will let the description inside the cover explain:


Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is...contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche, supplemented by easy-to-understand charts, graphs, and diagrams so that you'll never miss a joke. Overseeing all aspects of production, DeGeneres labored over details both significant and insignificant, including typefaces, page number placement, and which of the thousands of world languages to use. Ultimately she selected English, as it's her mother tongue, but translations into Hindi and Pig Latin are already in the works. DeGeneres takes an innovative approach to the organization of her book by utilizing a section in the beginning that includes the name of each chapter, along with a corresponding page number. She calls it the ""Table of Contents,"" and she is confident that it will become the standard to which all books in the future will aspire. Some of the other innovative features you'll find in this edition: . More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs. . Thousands of observations on everyday life -- from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem. . All twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Is...is an indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read or wants to fool people into thinking they do.

August 13... Golden.

There they were, the most delicious fruit in the entire produce section. Raspberries- soft, tangy, and delicious. Our mouths watered as we picked up two packs and stowed them oh-so-carefully into our cart. Then, something golden yellow caught our eye. A lemon? No, surely not. A banana? Definitely too small. Our eyes strained closer, and we made the startling realization-

"Golden Raspberries"
read the plastic container.

We gasped in delight. And ate every single one in less than a minute.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

August 12... Salad is what my food eats.


Ever wondered why they serve a piece of lettuce with your meal?

I took a sample of it today. It tasted like grass. And i still don't know why they put it on the plate. Oh, and Mike and I take awesome pictures.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August 11... I'm seein Stars

I love it when Mondays roll around, because Spencer and I have an implicit tradition of Monday Night Hang Outs. Today's adventure was aaawesome. We stopped at the local Villiage Inn (Minus the Pie Devil this time, thank goodness...) and picked up some Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Gotta admit, I was afraid of anything that had a name like Rhubarb. But it was positively delicious. Probably a bit more on the sweet side, because of the strawberry. We had a good time chillin in a park finding ways to sabatoge the local party festivities around us. There is nothing better than some good pie.

After that, we drove up the canyon to witness the Perseid Meteor Shower. I have actually seen this last year, but I have never driven into the mountains to see it. It was worth the wait. Plus I made some more sweet wishes. (Hey, I need all the help I can get!) I probably shouldn't be allowed to drive today though, I'm a bit on the tired side... haha. You guys all have a great Tuesday! :)

August 10... Listen to Chariot of Fire play while reading this.


Today I caught my first glimpse of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by watchin some good ol' volleyball. Cuba vs. US. I LOVE VOLLEYBALL. And I heart the Olympics! Haha.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

August 9... Thirsty anyone?


Today I drank rain.

Dripping from my roof.

August 8... Recipie for fun...

Packing noodles and a mixture of flour&water.

Did you know packing noodles dissolve under water? I found this out today at work. We dissolved a whole pack in the sink, and watched as they became sticky and non-existant. Thank you for helping the world, packing noodle geniuses! I wish I had a picture.

And totally unrelated... I did a very awesome new thing tonight as well. I got elbow-deep in a sticky goo of flour/water to make my first ever PINATA!

It was rad. It looks a bit like an amoeba, but it's AAAAAWESOME.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 7th... NovemberEchoWhiskey!

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta...

These are the words we've grown up with but never had the time to learn. Today I learned them.

The Military Alphabet

Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juliet
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-Ray
Yankee
Zulu


...and I did that all without looking!

August 6... Noodles anyone?

Today was the most tiring day of my life, and so I didn't have much creativity to think of something new. (Okay.. maybe not THE MOST tiring day... but it comes close...) However, I did try a new dish at Noodles & Company... Whole Wheat Linguine. And let me just tell you, it was deeelicious. I guess I could couple that with another new thing: I ate every single pepper and mushroom with the noodles. I never do that, I usually pick them out because I'm afraid of them. Yay for trying new things, because now I'm not so picky!

I know, I know... a boring day. But hey, c'est la vie.

August 5... Burned


Ever heard the phrase "Curiousity Killed the Cat"?

Don't you worry, I'm not THAT curious. However, it's true that I did burn a pack of Camel Cigarettes, with some help of course. I burned one for everything in my life that I wanted to change, and watched my bad habits fall in ashes to the ground. One for addiction, one for lies, one for a 9-5. And when we got tired of the smell of the smoke, we doused the rest of the pack in gasoline and made sure that it was completely annihilated. Here's to being nicotine-free, to being drug-free, to just being free of addiction in general!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 4th... Lake Catherine








Today, Spencer and I carried our 7 lb. packs to Lake Catherine for my first ever over-night hike.


It was pretty amazing, actually. Call it a Death March, or whatever you will, but to me it was a vacation. It was a beautiful lake, minus the mosquitos. And I made some pretty awesome wishes on shooting stars. But don't get me wrong, hauling all your stuff on your back is not as easy as they make it sound... especially when you're climbing up the side of a mountain :)

August 3... Beautiful Bonfires


In honor of celebrating Debi's return from Wyoming, we cleared out a spot in our garden for my first bonfire in my backyard. Totally legal! ....At least I think so. My dad's stories of previous weed-burning fires would suggest otherwise. At any rate, it was awesome.