Friday, May 29, 2009

New-Found Strength

I didn't know I was ready for it... but I was. And I did it.

For the first time in my life, when someone tried, I said no to a kiss. I've NEVER been able to say no.


Good thing he took it well...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Having a Blast

I think I'm sort of losing the good balance I had last week between school work and fun with friends. I sort of went over board on the weekend with Erica here. I got it all done - that's not the problem, but I could have done it better and with more sleep. Now I'm on a friend high and I spent most of yesterday goofing off. Well, part of the goofing was productive, I gave Casey his computer back and I saw a friend I needed to see, I haven't seen her in about 3 weeks or so and I was feeling bad. Fortunately she was at my other friend's house when I visited them. Then finished off the night at Jedd's and Brigham and Jeff were there, we just kicked it back a bit. I wish I'd taken homework, they were all doing homework while I was there. All I was doing was showing off my new baby. :) I love this laptop so much.

I'm thinking a lot about this weekend, I just want it all to go well and have a good time. I'm WAY excited for lunch Tuesday with Marsh and Mierow. :) I'm also going to see Hopes and Jeff. I sense good times ahead...

A guy just passed me in the library and said, "Your computer is CUTE." I've never before heard a guy use the word cute sincerely. That was truly sincere.

You were right, Mom, it's blowing my mind... and everyone else's too. Everyone is just like, "oh, cute laptop." Then I show them that it's a Mac. And they all start FREAKING out. It's funny.

Well, back to the homework.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Getting Into the Swing of Things...

I think I'm finally getting used to everything. I've got my schedule figured out, I've got a little bit of a social life going on, all I need to do is get to sleep earlier. Facebook needs to not tempt me so.

Yesterday I was done with all my homework for today by 7 p.m. New record! Usually I use this time slot to come to the library and do everything I haven't done yet. All I have today is studying to study. I'm learning! All I'm doing right now is getting ahead and figuring out the only 2 problems I couldn't get right on my econ homework.

At least it's easy to come to the library, I now walk here every day with a guy from my D&C class. He's really nice and we get to talk about our missions for a few minutes. He served in Chile. So now I have a reason to come strait here every day instead of getting tempted to go home and rest between classes. I'm getting so good at this...

I don't really know what I talked about before my mission now, it seems like any story I tell or anything I say is in reference to something that happened on my mission. Ha.

Anyways, I guess that's it.

PS - I'm on the Mac. Score.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mac is Back

I got here at a better time, and I got the Mac. Faster, easier, prints right, more beautiful, and I can actually do my homework. Thank you, Apple.

PC vs Mac

Classic example:

I always, always, always get on the Macs when they are available here in the library. They're what keep me sane. Today they were full up and I needed to get online to see a due date... I'm on a PC. I hate PC. The due date came up, but none of the assignments or practices will. I'm afraid to try opening a test for fear of what I could accidentally do to my grade by opening and never finishing a test.

I hate the keyboards, the shortcuts, the workings, everything of PCs. Everyone complains about the Mac price, but I DON'T CARE. 1. It lasts longer. 2. It doesn't get bogged down with viruses. 3. It doesn't get bogged down. The PC I'm working on at home right now needs to get restarted every couple of days because it gets so bogged down with crap. It'll take about 15 minutes to start, then it's fast for about 5 minutes. After that, the fun has officially ended.

I want my mac back. :(

Friday, May 8, 2009

"Forget the grade, go for the knowledge."

I'l repeat it: "Forget the grade, go for the knowledge."

I love my english class. It's so true - if I'm so focused on the grade, chances are I'll do the bare minimum to get the grade I want. It worked most of the time in high school. But then I got to the MTC. There were no grades in the MTC. There were pop quizzes, but they were never noted and saved in some huge folder telling the educational story of my life. No. What there was in the MTC was learn everything you can, because your survival over the next year and a half depends 100% on knowing this stuff. I was in it to learn.

Now I'm back in school - grades are back. I'm not trying as hard. Why? My theories:
1. I now have a social life. That didn't really exist as an option in the MTC. Sort of, but not really.
2. The grades are back. There is that bare minimum option that I'm always aware of in the back of my head. (Of course, my view of the bare minimum has officially changed. I used to think the bare minimum was a C. Now it's an A, and the bare minimum involves doing all the homework and everything - but I'm still not learning to learn. I'm learning to get stuff done.)
3. My survival does not depend on this knowledge. As much as my Economics teacher would like to believe contrary - I'll get by in life without knowing how to make a supply and demand graph.

These are the basic differences I've discerned. The issue is: I don't need to see it like that. Social life should always come second. Grades are not what I'm fighting for. Economics are sort of useful, and I have to understand the stupid supply and demand graph to get to the meatier stuff that matters.

I'm just blowing off a bit of steam, but yeah. I'm doing the minimum for As. I'm jut still procrastinating it all. If I don't change now, I'll find myself at a day where I can't get the rest done during the breaks between classes. I may have two 1.5 hour breaks, but that doesn't make waiting okay. I need to get ahead of the game. I need to do it now.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Library Days

I feel like every day is just in the Library. But it's really only a couple of hours and only on the days I'm actually on campus. I need to study more.

I met Nicky Nacc's wife last night. They're so funny. And my new best married friends. :) Melissa kept insisting on feeding me all of their snacks (I wound up with 2 otter pops and 2 glasses of Guarana) and apologizing for not having more, "Nicky's cheap." Long story short, I love her.

I wish there were more hours in the day. I'd sleep more.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Sometimes I'm not sure if the Lord is trying to teach me patience or just test the little patience I have. My piano teacher wants me to stay in the class. She says she'll work with me though to pass the stuff off bit by bit though. YES! So I've already passed off the hymn with an A and the Marche with a B+ and some of the scales. Just gotta master the rest. Stupid arpeggios and scales and crap.

Econ is becoming easier for me to understand. Barely, but something is better than nothing.

I love Spanish.

I hate job hunting.