Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm baaack!

BYU, here I am! You get to deal with me once again. *Cue evil laugh*
I'm actually a little bit sad to be back. I had a ton of fun at home. I spent almost every night out with friends and got closer to my family. I got lots of writing done and basically just enjoyed myself. I'm sure I'll have lots of fun here, but it is starting all over again. I had a hard time falling asleep last night. I also had a strange dream. I don't remember any of it, but I was very disturbed when I woke up. I had no idea where it had come from either, which almost makes it worse.
I finished The Hourglass Door Trilogy. Those books are now my favorite, easy. I've never been able to say that before. Her descriptions and use of emotions is breathtaking. As a writer, I'm jealous. If you never read any of the other books I suggest on here, please read this series. I would say just read the first one, but it's impossible to not read all three. The first two books end with cliff hangers (normally annoying, but this time it's a good thing) that won't let you go until you find out the ending. All three books are so well tied together. When I finished the last book I couldn't stop thinking about them for a week. When I am no loner tight for money I will buy all three of them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pie and books

I have a lot I could post about. Let's see how much actually gets transferred from my head to paper. Well, computer.
First off, I'm home!!! It's for two very short weeks, but that will be enough to re-energize my energizer bunny and get me pumped for fall semester. As much as I enjoyed school, its so nice to be home and be surrounded by familiar faces.
I spent most of my birthday with my family. We hiked to a waterfall with a pool and messed around in the water for a couple hours. It was nice to be out in the wilderness and not in an urban area. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed the woods until I was stuck in a city.
Later that night I went to a friends house to watch a movie. I was very excited seeing as how most of these people I hadn't seen for about two months and who knows when I'll see them again after these two weeks. Well, I could tell the guys were up to something. They kept whispering in tight little circles like a bunch of 6th grade girls. When two of them disappeared outside I was sure it was to decorate my car. I'd done it to them before after all, so it wasn't like I didn't deserve it. When one of my friends said I should go look out the front window I took that to mean they were done.
I was very surprised when I walked around the corner and ended up finding a pie in my face. So surprised it took me a second to even realize what had happened. And I was blind. It's quite difficult to see through whip creme, just so you know. Luckily they didn't waste a good pie on my face, it was just whip creme.
What makes it even funnier was not only did they get pie all over me, but themselves, the stairs, the floor, and into the next room. I think I was laughing the hardest out of everyone. While the boys cleaned up the mess I went into a bathroom and rinsed my hair out the best I could. They offered to take me home so I could clean up better, but I didn't want to miss any of the fun so I just pushed my soggy hair out of my face and enjoyed the movie. It wasn't until I got home that I saw how greasy my hair was. It shone. It was a very memorable and amazing birthday.
Since I've been home I read a book that was highly recommended by another friend. The Hourglass Door is now one of my favorite books of all time. To make it even better, its part of a series. This book made me laugh, cry, angry, exasperated, happy, confused, conflicted, concerned, fall in love, the whole range of emotions. It's been a long time since I cried in a book, so if it can make me cry that's saying something. I had actually seen this book before and read the back cover, but that doesn't do the book justice. It doesn't show you how emotionally attached I became to this book. This is right up there with The Queen of Attolia in my book. For those of you that don't know me very well, that is saying a LOT. So I'm begging you. Please read it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coolest project. Ever.

For my Bio 100 class I had to do a final project. The assignment was to spend 15-20 hours making something that was about Earth stewardship. Yeah. When I first heard that I had no idea what she was talking about. It turns out its basically taking care of Earth and being responsible. I decided to design a community garden. It turned out really nice I must say. And I'm not usually the bragging type. Quite the opposite in fact. It took me a long time to even just research what plants I was going to use. But, thanks to a book my Grandma gave me it was a lot easier than it could have been. It was an amazing resource.
This week my friend from home came to visit on her way home from a family reunion. We wanted to go out and do something so the two of us along with my roommate went to see *drumroll*....
Cowboys and Aliens.
It was interesting. A one time see, something you watch on instant play on Netflix when you're really bored. We would have seen Captain America (one of the best movies EVER!) but I had just seen it with my cousin.
To top off the weekend I went to dinner at my Aunt's house for dinner. It was delish. And they knew it was my bday later this week so they decided I needed to blow out a candle before we could eat brownies. They had moved here recently so they were still missing some stuff, which means they couldn't find any bday candles. But they did find a big candle. As in candle-lit romantic dinner kind of candle. So my cousin stuck it in the middle of the brownies. I took a picture on my phone, it was just too funny. Imagine a giant red candle sticking out of the center of a pan of brownies. Great stuff. So I blew it out. And when we took the candle out there was a big hole. Probably one of the best birthday treats I've ever had. It was that cool.
I have finals this week. I was really nervous, but right now... not so much. I've studied so much this term that I think I'm prepared. I've worked hard and kept my grades up, so I should do alright. I'd better do well. I've worked too hard not to.