Friday, March 30, 2012

I should be working

Even though it's a Friday night I really should do some homework. And at some point tonight, I will finish my essay. But I only have one page left and I'm very stuck so I am currently waiting for my dad to send me back some feedback. At least, that's my excuse for not doing homework. And I drew little black squares (part of a brick wall) for over 3 hours today. So I need a break from my drawing and design homework. The bricks look really nice though! The piece turned out well. This is what I have left this semester:
-3 art assignments
-2 papers
-2 finals
-1 presentation
I am so close. So very, very close.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Less than a Month

I am a survivor. I am strong. I am fierce. I will survive this semester. I forgot to alphabetize by annotated bibliography? That's okay, I'm almost done. At least I turned it in. I can't stand Utopia? That's okay, all I have to do is write a 6-page paper on it. I am stronger than this semester. I am a roaring lion with the strength of Tarzan and the genius of Tolstoy. I will survive. Less than a month left of the semester. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. I am a survivor. I am strong. I am fierce....

Friday, March 23, 2012


I watched this movie last weekend but have not had the chance to post on it until now. I know this makes two negative reviews in a row, but it wasn't terribly good. I think it would make a decent book (I heard it was a book first? I wouldn't know) but isn't a very good movie. The director used a strange mixture of animation and live-action that was just confusing. I think the editing would have been much better without the animation.
 Also, the trailer led me to believe it was a totally different kind of movie. I was expecting something more along the lines of an action-packed mystery. Although it was technically this, it was very mellow and had a very different vibe than I expected. I thought that the mechanical man would be a much bigger part of the story than he was. In all honesty, it was the mystery behind the mechanical man that made me want to see the movie. I was curious about him, and was sorely disappointed. I can understand why people enjoy the movie, especially if they've already read the book. Sometimes that creates a special connection between the viewer and the movie. I guess I'm just not one of those people this time around. I think there are much better family movies out there. (*cough, cough UP, cough, cough.)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Yes, that is a real word. I don't know what it means though. It's the name of a film I had to watch today in one of my art classes. But before I review the film, let me tell you a little interesting fact about myself.
I don't sleep when the TV is on, not ever. Sometimes it's a curse, other days its a blessing. It means I always managed to stay awake during those old educational videos in history. One of my earliest memories is of New Years Eve watching a movie with my cousins and everyone else falling asleep long before the movie was over. I was the only one to finish it because I cannot sleep through TV noises. It's pretty much the only thing that I can't sleep through, heck, I'm from a family of seven, you learn how to sleep through almost anything, trust me.
So then, what does it say when I fall asleep during this film?
Let me tell you why: there was no narrative. The only speaking in the whole film was this deep bass chanting in part of one of the songs that played during the 1.5 hour film. The film was a collage of different scenes ranging from landscapes to people in the city to traffic at night. I was asleep in less than 20 minutes. Don't get me wrong- I've watched documentaries and my two favorite actors are from black and white movies. It's not that I'm one of those teenagers that doesn't know how to handle "good films". It was just plain boring. So please, if you ever see this film in some obscure corner of your local Blockbuster, do two things for me.
1. Let me know, because I'd be shocked.
2. Don't pick it up. Save yourself two hours of your life. Spend those hours talking to your grandma or learning how to say hello in 59 different languages. You're going to have to trust me on this one.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Stake Conference Part Two

The other day I realized I forgot a very important part of my latest Stake Conference adventure.  Sunday after conference we were driving back to our apartments. Because almost everyone in our stake lives in the same complex pretty much everyone around us on the road was coming from UVU to our complex, just like us. When we hit a stop light I turn to look at the car next to us, and something bizarre took place. A boy about my age opened the back door of the car, walked around to the side of the road, picked up a big rock (there were decorative rocks along the edge of the road), went back to the car and shut the door.  A few seconds later the light changed and we all drove off, everyone in my car laughing and very confused. Probably my favorite part about this was that he left the car door open as he grabbed his rock. And he was so matter-of-fact about it, like this was something completely normal. 
My question is- what was the rock for? Maybe it was destined to become a pet rock and he was going to name it Steve. Or maybe he needed a way to prop his apartment door open. Or a new paper weight? It was pretty big to be a paper weight. Anyways, I thought it was pretty great. It's the kind of thing that only happens around teenagers.
And on a side note, if you are ever in need of a good laugh, convince your roommates to do restorative yoga. I couldn't concentrate on my homework. I was sorely tempted to video-tape it and then put it on here so everyone would know what I mean, but I decided to show mercy on my friends. Besides, they know where I sleep. Revenge would be all too easy for them.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Starburst Commercial

I know I'm posting twice in one day, but I can't resist. This is my favorite commercial in a long time. My roommate and I have been quoting it non-stop since we first saw it.

A long overdue post on my adventures last weekend

I have been planning on this post since last Saturday and just haven't had the time. Well, I 've decided to make time. So there ninja homework and tutorial video. You'll just have to wait.
Last weekend was Stake Conference. For those who aren't LDS, it's basically just a really big church meeting, and there's an adult meeting Saturday night. I got a ride from one of my friends to the Saturday meeting. We were going to be late because we had to pick someone up from work, but we figured we could all be just a few minutes late.
Unfortunately, there were two basketball games in the area that night, and we got caught in traffic. And then somehow... we got totally and completely lost. The place we were going to wasn't very far, yet we ended up on the highway. So basically we came at the building from the opposite direction.
Guess how much of the conference session we made it to?
Twenty minutes.
It was an excellent twenty minutes.
We laughed about it the whole time, and thankfully we were on time to the session the next day. It was very spiritual, every speaker did a great job.