Wednesday, April 27, 2005

101

wow that's a lot of blog entries!
so i drove up to lafa yesterday to chill with ames. it's kind of weird to have so many people that i don't really know call me "meems" and "mims" usually just good friends call me those. but they all know me from my sister who calls me those so they do too. it works i suppose.
s.j. is staying at my house in utah until she can move into her apartment. i wish i could have seen her.
big sad news... so my left hand is all swollen. i was picking amy up from the institute today with some of her friends when she slammed the front door shut on three of my fingers, right across the middle knuckle. the door was completely shut for a bit because like at first my brain couldn't believe that it was happening then i started crying because it hurt so bad and then i started screaming my head off because the pain was NOT going away then everyone was like "why are you screaming?!" (because i was like howling -- it was massive/scary) finally amy figures out that i'm screaming that my fingers are shut in the door but she doesn't believe me because she shut her door so long before i started screaming. so she finally opens it and kristy tells her to go get ice so amy sprints into the toot and gets me some ice and we're on our way. it took me a while to stop crying. it took amy a while to calm down because she kept hearing my scream in her head and it was horrible. stephen greiner called me a little bit later and i told him what happened but the reception was bad and he thought i said that amy had run over three of our cats instead of slammed the door on three of my fingers. jajajaja
so yeah i iced them for forever and now they're just a bit swollen and mangled. amy has a dented (or as she says "demented") finger right now too because she BROKE A SHOVEL while we were weeding the toot yesterday. how is that even possible?
stacy called me yesterday and wants me to audition for the part of Sandy in Grease that she is directing this summer. hmmm...

Monday, April 25, 2005

out of control ridiculous

forget saving money for a car... i better start saving now for a new pair of jeans...


Who Pays $600 for Jeans?
By GUY TREBAY

Blue jeans have suddenly shed their proud proletarian roots and turned into a status buy. Denim trousers with $200 price tags are now the norm.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/21/fashion/thursdaystyles/21denim.html?ex=1114833600&en=a84bceedf3b6cc8c&ei=5070

Sunday, April 24, 2005

um snow?

so yeah. it's definitely snowing. i cannot believe that it is snowing. you've got to be kidding me. i like left utah and came to indiana where it was in the eighties and now it's snowing. stupid cold fronts... bleah.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

home

crazy weird.
i'm home. i'm really happy to be back but it's kind of weird in a way too.
like i'm back with my parents after living on my own. i like that my mom cooks me food again, but i don't like that it's their house, not mine. if you know what i mean, however i am still just in college so it's okay. it's worth it to be home and they're not trying to run my life or anything, it's just weird to feel "demoted" even though they really haven't done anything to demote me. yeah i'm certifiably weird
i got to see some old friends last night and it was really fun. i love all of you! i hope i get to see more people soon
i have to get a job or i will go out of my mind in boredom and that is NOT allowed
i miss some of my utah friends. i'm mad at christian though.
smallville season three rocked my world
i'm afraid to call a lot of my old friends -- specifically the ones that i haven't been able to stay in contact with. i love them and want to see them but i'm (probably unreasonably) worried that they don't care about me anymore. we'll find out i suppose. good thing i love myself...

it's nice to be home sweet home -- kind of surreal though.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

DANCIN' WITH MYSELF

okay i'm totally getting down in the middle of the library on campus!
i want to jump from tables and swing around poles!
i thought i was going to flunk my american heritage final exam, because i had received a C and a D on the other exams for that class (and if you know me you know that is NOT the kind of grades i usually get) but yeah i just took it and i totally got an 83% and i just looked online and i got a 94% on my huge paper for the class so life is good again

*huge goofy grin*

beijao com feijao!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

dream

so jajaja okay my dream last night.
i'm playing soccer with a bunch of friends. but in a weird like old barn and to get from one half of the soccer field to the other you have to go through this rickety door. it was weird, but fun. so my cell phone kept ringing during the game but i didn't want to answer it because i was playing. so finally one of my friends that wasn't playing answered it and it was my mission call! i was being sent to Greece! random, i don't know anyone that have ever served in Greece. i'm assuming it's an area that is open to us though. so yeah... then nalini, diana, christian, and i had to go to a different city to meet up with some friends. i'm the one driving. but as soon as i get on the freeway all of the cars around me are driving at the speed of light! so i have to speed up too, which speed of course causes my length to contract in the direction I'm moving and our mass to increase. crazy madness huh. so it's scary driving that fast and i didn't really like this part of the dream because the road kept changing so i had to keep switching lanes so that i wouldn't end up off of the freeway. so we made it to where we were going and all of our friends are there and we celebrate my mission call to greece.
random dream.
funny thing is when i woke up i didn't remember that my mission call to greece was just a dream so i'm eating cereal thinking about my upcoming mission and then i come back to reality and remember i'm not old enough yet. jajaja

Friday, April 15, 2005

doente

eu estou doente e eu acho que eu vou morrer! que tristeza. eu quero TIRAR minha cabeza.
okay seriously. i am sick. BLEAH.
BUT...

i fly home next week!
like i have no way to express how excited I am! I haven't really told anyone yet because I was going to surprise everyone, but I called my dad on Monday and asked him if he would please fly me home and not make me wait a month like we were planning and he said okay!!!!!!!!!! So yeah, now the people that know will be my faithful blog readers. You guys are wonderful. And by you guys I mean Eric Boyce and Courtney Workman. Jk, there are other people that read it too. *grins* Seriously though, I am so pysched. I've gotten through three finals and I've only got four to go and then I'm home baby!

Can't wait to see you!
(I'm kind of sad about leaving at the same time)

Thursday, April 14, 2005

you know you're from indiana when...

You Know You're From Indiana When...
*You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.
*There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.
*You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there.
*A trip to Wal-Mart is considered "going into town" and is a privilege.
*While driving all you see is corn.
*People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.
*You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."
*Anyone with a cell phone looks out of place.
*Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.
*Anyone with a tan is rich.
*The hip hang-out place is McDonald's or Steak&Shake.
*There really is more than corn in Indiana. There's soybeans, too.
*A party consists of flashlight tag, capture the flag, euchre, doritos, and the movie "Princess Bride."
*A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section, and you believe it works.
*Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.
*You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car, because you don't use it on your tractor.
*You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.
*You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.
*You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.
*A "hill" is either a speed bump or where an old train track used to be.
*You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"
*Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.
*Ruff isn't a sound a dog makes, its the thing over your head.
*You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.
*You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner."
*You own a dirtbike or a ATV.
*John Deer is the biggest name brand around.
*You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.
*High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.
*You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.
*You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
*You shop at Marsh.
*You work at Marsh.
*Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.
*The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"
*Indianapolis is the "big city."
*"Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.
*People at your high school chewed tobacco.
*Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.
*You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.
*To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon."
*The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.
*The most rebelious teens get in the spring is chalking driveways and TPing.
*Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.
*You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.
*To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.
*You call a green bell pepper a "mango."
*Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool."
*High school senior pranks invovle farm animals
*In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.
*You know what FFA and 4H stand for.
*You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.
*You go the county fair every night of its week-long duration.
*You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
*There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."
*The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."
*You think the state Bird is Larry.
*You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Indiana.

I would say about the majority of these are true for me. I'm sure the rest are true for other people from Indiana... like people from Blackford or Wes Del. ;) We do love those people!
I liked the one about Ball State and there being more people at the high school basketball games then the movie theater.

Monday, April 4, 2005

crappy but happy

oh man. so my weekend had a lot of bad things happen but for some reason i feel great. i don't know why i'm happy...

it began friday morning. i stayed up until three reading a book that had the worst ending of my life so it totally wasn't worth it. then i slept in because i didn't hear my alarm clock go off so i missed two classes. one of them i really needed to go to because we took a quiz and i've already missed four quizzes in that class bc of getting there late or having like dancesport and i entered the class two weeks late. so crap. then i had my first job interview of my life. it was a group interview. i like started crying the first question they asked me and then i gave three answers. like i started telling two stories and then stopped saying wait that's not what you wanted and then finally i finished my third story but it didn't really work either.
friday evening i found out that my newest crush has a girlfriend which makes me angry at him for hitting on me. one of the other guys that i kind of liked didn't know my name. i was just the "gringa" great. another guy to add to the "luzir rule" jajajaja so i'm not pleased so i get moroni to take me home and while we're leaving i see a guy that i did want to dance with. shucks.

saturday begins and it's general conference weekend. so that's a good thing. bad part. bridesmaids buy their own dresses. i didn't know that. i thought if i bought it i would get to help pick it out. but whatever so yeah i spent 136 on a lavender prom dress looking dress. whatever. then sarah and melissa are in a... tension... sarah is getting married may 20th to jeff. melissa is getting married mary 21st to kyle. sarah is melissa's matron of honor. jeff wants to leave on his honeymoon right after melissa's wedding. melissa wants sarah to stay for pictures and the reception. sarah thinks melissa is lucky she's even staying for the wedding. melissa doesn't understand why her best friend and sister doesn't want to be there for what is like the most important moment of her life. i am their roommate that is getting pulled into the struggle, but it's a very female problem. males would have talked about it or punched each other or something. sarah and melissa just talk to me, their fiancees and their mom about it. then their mom talks to the other daughter about it. it's a scandal. all that has been figured out so far is that sarah didn't have to buy the 136 dollar dress that she would only wear for like five minutes. i did get sarah to help me clean the house on saturday to work her frustration out so that's a plus.

today i've spent the whole day with my roommates and their fiancees (not at the same time of course) again and i'm up to here pretty much. and now i'm home alone and have been for a few hours. man do i wish i had a car. i could be at the party with sarah jeff kyle melissa but i've had enough of being the spare tire in the trunk. (i'm not a third wheel because i'm the fifth).

but conference was excellent.

tomorrow i have to perform "summertime" in my vocal class. i'm a bag of nerves. i also have to give a TEN MINUTE portuguese presentation of a book. i have nothing to say for an entire ten minute segment. suck. it's like part of my final too...