Thursday, October 23, 2008

Necklaces and iMacs.

So, I bought myself some new jewelery. Isn't it adorable? It is a envelope that has an actual removable love letter. Sooooooo cute. I can't WAIT for it to get here. Although I do kind of wish a boy would have bought it for me, but it is far too awesome for me to pass up.

So, I have decided to save up for a new imac. I calculated that in maybe 3 paychecks I could afford it and still have money left over, but I might just wait 4 paychecks (2 months) until I buy it so I won't panic that I have no money. Also, it is almost Christmas time so probably a lot of my funds will have to go to presents. I suppose we'll see. I do tend to over estimate my spending just so I wont ever overspend.

Speaking of paychecks, I got paid today! Yay! Halfway to my goal.

School is going good, well maybe not Bio chem. I have an exam Nov. 3rd and I am starting to feel kind of terrified of how much I need to know for that exam. Mechanisms of like 5 proteins, kinetics of proteins, Ordered and random proteins. Just seems like so much information and probably knowing my professor he would tell us that there is all this stuff on the exam and then just do some trivial information. Argg, so frustrating.

In other news, I am crushing hard on a certain boy. I don't really expect it to go anywhere, honestly, but it is nice to daydream and imagine myself kissing him. ;) But, I guess we'll see how it goes!

Friday, October 3, 2008

O chem exam!

So, I just realized what is one of the best feelings in the world is: getting an awesome grade on a test which is returned ON A FRIDAY.

That's right you heard it. I got a kickin' score on my O chem test. My professor thought it was super cool to torture us by talking about how the test scores were kind of low and that now was the time to learn from the exams and do better on the next three, making all of us anxious about our test scores just to LECTURE TO US. Holy smokes, I was ready to raise my hand and tell her that she was killing us here. But I got my first exam back and I got a whole 30 points HIGHER than average! Woo! I would have got more except for I was smoking crack on one of the problems and reacted the starting materials with the products. I have no idea what I was thinking on the exam!? Man, too bad I ran out of time in the last few minutes otherwise I could have gone back and double checked my answers to verify I was acting like a total crazy. But oh well, I'm not too worried about it, maybe I will go to my teacher and like plead for some pity points (because I did do in that problem what I had been doing in the last 5 problems and I guess my mind just got stuck in a rut.)

In about an hour I will get my other exam back and hopefully it doesn't kill my "got a good grade and it's friday" euphoria so I can have a totally awesome weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Girl Scouts

In case you hadn't heard, I have decided to help my Mom out and be a a co-leader to her Girl Scout troop. I am the leader for the Brownie Troop, which is super small. In years past my Mom would have the brownies skip up a year and do Junior things, but now the GS organization is doing something different for each age groups. In my Mom's troop there is a group of Cadets, Juniors, and Brownies. My Mom's friend Stacey is working with the Cadets since her daughter is there, my Mom is working with the Juniors and as I said, I'm with the Brownies. I was actually quite timid about how it was going to work out. This new system requires a lot of writing, reading, and things that are kind of like homework that they're suppose to do with their families but I was surprised on how well everything worked out today. As far as I know, all of the groups are doing steps to becoming a better leader and they talk about different things according to their age levels. For instance, the Brownie's "keys to being a leader" is discovering, connecting, and taking action.

Today was our first meeting, and I was actually pretty nervous on how things were going to be. The Brownie group is pretty small: Me, my niece Alannah, and another girl named Brenna. It was kind of awkward, so since Alannah goes to a different school she always gets to Girl Scouts later than Brenna and so it was like one on one for awhile but once Alannah got there things were easier, and I think everyone had a lot of fun. What our major activity was "discovering the girl scout law" in which I cut up the girl scout law into lines and I made up a scavenger hunt in which they had to figure out nature clues to find the little tokens then we pieces the girl scout law back together. The only thing I was sad about was that I wanted to use the nice weather so I hid the tokens/law scrolls outside and then some kids came over to the church and found one of them and took it away. I mean, it was a little obvious where it was hidden, but kind of frustrating that they would see that it was taped down and still take it. Oh well, I guess. Despite the missing law scroll/token the scavenger hunt was a big hit, it made me proud that Alannah and Brenna were saying things like "I bet our activity was way more fun that yours!" to the other age groups.

Next week, our activity seems kind of lame and I wonder if they will still have fun. My Mom talked about combining girls and activities since they both kind of apply to the same kind of principles plus its UEA. So I will let you know how it goes!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Exam woes.

Whew, I had two exams today and I think I did alright. I apparently didn't study hard enough in Ochem.. or maybe didn't study it for speed but I didn't finish the last few problems on the exam which I know I would have got if I had more time. My bio chem test was so effing lame. I printed out the last 3 years of old exams and I could do every single problem on those exams and the trend was one graph in which you had to find out the velocity of the enzyme turn over rate, piece together a polypeptide and calculate the net charge on a polypeptide... so I was set I could do all of them in addition to have memorized 20 amino acids and misc. info from the lectures (i.e. bond angle of alpha helixes, etc) and my Professor was like "this is probably the easiest test I've ever written" so of course I was getting pumped about it. Get the exam-- and half of the things I studied for (enzyme rate, piecing polypeptides together) was NOT ON THE EXAM. I was freaking out and doing like 20 different problems involving it and alas! Nothing there. Instead he asked for some random information about which amino acids could do radical reactions which he did NOT talk about in class (and I think I got the right answer because of other chemistry classes I've taken-- theres only so many amino acids that can make a stable tertiary radical) but honestly amigo.

But I think overall, I did pretty well. Not as well as I thought I would do, but definitely above average. (Knock on wood!) I just wanted to get A's on my exams like I did on my calc exam :(

Oh, but before my Ochem class I noticed that this guy in front of me's shirt:
I thought it was pretty hilarious that this guy felt the need to advertise that he was a putz. Oh, I guess not even a putz but 20 PUTZ.

So ridiculous.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yearbook Yourself.

So, a friend of mine stumbled upon this website called "Yearbook Yourself" and seeing him in some 70's afro, I decided that I would do myself. So, enjoy!:

This one actually reminds me of this photo I have of myself when I was about 4 years old. Exactly the same hair-do.

So, although the hair looks great in this one, the person's face shape wasn't quite the same as mine and it makes me look kind of like Sarah Jessica Parker back in the 80's.

I didn't think this one worked that well, but the hair is hilarious enough. I should really do my hair that way.

Haha, so hot, right? Mary Tyler Moore.

This one cracks me up, I imagine they added this one for anyone who wasn't white who was uploading their images, so now I know what I would look like as partially black in the 80's.

Yes, I do look straight out of Hairspray.

Haha, my sister Melissa has a picture just like this!

This one is probably my favorite which is undoubtably because a) I look normal, b) the original photo had the same face shape as mine, and c) she has almost the same hair-do as I normally do!

So, I had probably way too much fun doing this but I'd say it's totally worth it so go whip out your straight on images of yourself (which is a lot harder than it sounds) and dig into the past.

Monday, September 22, 2008

We can dance if we want to, We can leave your friends behind, 'Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance, Well they're no friends of mine

So, I got this from Kati and she said it was a husband quiz and she was going to do it as a boyfriend quiz...... but since I don't have a boyfriend nor a husband (and definitely not both!) I'm going to make it about my BFF:

Quiz: How well do you know your husband boyfriend best male friend? Answer these questions about him and find out:


1. Sitting in front of the TV, what's on the screen?
Well, more likely than not it's some video game since he doesn't exactly watch tv, but for whatever reason he IS watching TV (and without me? which excludes Heroes, The Office, My Name is Earl) then it's probably NOVA.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
Salad?! He doesn't eat salad. Ever. He told me once that when he was little he thought about eating bugs and what it would feel like and he said it would probably be like eating a salad.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? Salad, tomatoes, vinegar, greasy food, probably every single uncooked vegetable (except for maybe carrots?), onions, and peppers.

4. You go out to a bar. What does he order? Orange juice, hahaha.

5. Where did he go to high school? Highland High!

6. What size shoe does he wear? 11 or 11.5

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Well, he's kind of a pack rat. Like for instance he had a yard sale Saturday and basically didn't want to sell half of his child hood toys because he still thinks they're super awesome, (which some of them are super awesome). But besides that, I suppose he collects action figures (which is kind of like toys but for big boys!) and I guess video games?

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Well, if we go to a sub place he always wants meatball+ olives + parmesan cheese. But if it's a homemade sandwich he likes butter+ ham+ swiss cheese or peanut butter and jelly.

9. What would this person eat everyday if he could? Well,since he almost does this already: cereal. Lots and lots of cereal.

10. What is his favorite cereal? Hard one. I'd probably guess honey bunches of oats with peach slices, but if its packaged in a box and says it's cereal he probably likes it.

11. What would he never wear? Plaid pants. Every time we go shopping together he points out how stupid they are. Oh, that and pink polo shirts with a popped collar.

12. What is his favorite sports team? Lately it's been Desmond Miles. *WINK!*

13. Who will he vote for? He and I both agree there is no option on who to vote for in the 2008 election. Obama - Biden all the way!

14. Who is his best friend? Me, Graham, Alex, Sarahjane.

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Hmm probably want to date him? har har.

16. How many states has he lived in? Uno.

17.What is his heritage? British Isles mainly, one "ancestor" he's proud of is that he is related to Elvis in some way.

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday, what kind of cake? Hmm, probably a yellow cake with fruit on it, with ice cream on the side which is the most important. He does like cake, but ice cream is his favorite!

19. Did he play sports in high school? Gym class?

20. What could he spend hours doing? Hmm, tinkering on his PS3, tinkering with his computer, tinkering with his music collection, and maybe drawing.

21. Does he belong to any men's organizations? MWH: Men Without Hats..... S-S-S-A-A-A-F-F-F-E-E-E-T-T-T-Y-Y-Y SAFE, DANCE. Yes, I know this made my title soooo long.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On second thought...

I've changed my mind. I don't particularly like my biochem instructor. I mean, he's funny but the way he has his class notes set up kind of drive me nuts. So, basically he has Power Point notes divided into lectures instead of chapters or subjects like a normal human being. So, what these lecture notes entail is that if for whatever reason the next day he wants to talk about the same slide as the day before, he just includes it in the next lecture slide set. WHICH IS SO DUMB! I have like a huge bulk that is the lectures for that class, but I guess when I have the first exam I can clean out my folder. I'm kind of stressing for that class, we've been in class for a couple of weeks so far and I don't exactly know what COULD be on the exam. It's not like we've talked about much. Review of pHs, memorize 20 common occurring amino acids, beta- sheets, and alpha- helixs? Seems like so little? Definitely not enough to cover a test, because its not like we have to draw alpha-helix or even a huge oligomers and theres not enough information to fill up a test. So, Im paranoid it's going to hit me with something. I wish bio chem went more over like, what transcription actually is but I suppose we're getting there. Just have to understand the shapes of proteins for transcription, and why it unravels (which is what we just barely covered).

Oh, but, I realized that my Calculus professor is a genius. Literally a genius. So, awhile back I noticed that he never lectures with notes or with the book or anything and yet he can cover the material so efficiently that makes perfect sense. I was later confirmed that he was indeed a genius when the second time he passed back homework that he had memorized who everyone in the class is just by passing back the homework once. I'm soooo loving that class though. I feel kind of crazy for saying I love calculus but the last time I took Calculus with psycho horrible teacher (he would do some problems, and then skip steps, and when we ask how he did a certain step he would say "just figure it out!") I was struggling and at a complete loss versus now that the two last homework assignments that I've done I got a 93/100 and a 100/100 (and they rigorously check every problem and every step you do in your homework). I feel safe again saying I actually like math. Maybe Trung teaches calc 3 as well? I wish.

In other news, tonight is my niece Alannah's birthday party. (Oh, that reminds me I have to wrap her present! I can't go home after work and sleep a blissful hour before leaving.) My sister felt like she wanted to be a little extravagant on her birthday and has rented a limo to come pick her and her friends up and drive her to the beauty salon so that they can be pampered and have a chance to dress up in play clothes. Well, to say the least I'm excited-- I've never been in a limo myself. I mean, when my cousin got married I had the chance to look in, but never to just drive around. So I will tell you how it goes!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Donated Blood!....

My Bruise!

....and I got a huge bruise!

The blood bank people (and every other time I've donated blood) has told me that I'm a "good bleeder" and I imagine that's why I have a huge bruise. I probably kept bleeding after they pulled out the needle, so although it looks mightily wicked it hardly hurts. WHICH ARE THE BEST KIND OF BRUISES!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

High School Meme

Siiiiince Chel tagged me, I figured I would do it:

High School: Highland High.

1. Did you date someone from your high school: Yep! One person, all four years. Even though when I was a freshman it was lame "only at school" dating. Which kind of not really counts.

2. What kind of car did you drive? : I never drove to or from school. I typically got a ride from my Dad in the morning, and either walked home or bummed a ride from my friend Graham.

3. What is your most embarrassing moment in high school? Most embarrassing moment in school? I can't even remember. I'm sure I did get embarrassed but apparently nothing traumatizing.

4. Were you a party animal? If by party you mean ps2, then definitely. PS2 ANIMAL.

5. Were you considered a flirt? No, not really. That's what happens when you date only one fellow.

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?: Nooo, (is apparently lame according to this meme). I totally took art.

7. Were you a nerd? : Definitely a nerd. School nerd, fantasy book nerd, art nerd, general nerd. I am just a nerd.

8. Were you on any varsity teams? : I tried out for baseball, haha. I didn't make the cut ;p

9. Did you get suspended/expelled? : Nah, 95% of my teachers adored me-- even ones that I didn't even have.

10. Can you still sing the fight song? : I actually can. I went to my nephew's football game and I was very much surprised that I knew all the words still. But I guess that's what you get for being in pep club for a year.

11. Who were your favorite teachers? : Doug Tate (even if he had freaky rules about homework), Dudley, Dr. Atiya, and pretty much all my math teachers besides freshman year. Sooo.. Mrs. Vance, Corsi. Wow, so basically the science and math teachers. (NERD).

12. Where did you sit during lunch?: If the weather was fair we'd sit outside in the middle courtyard, and when it was cold we would sit at a table fairly close to the most east side of the cafeteria.

13. School Mascot? Rams

14. Did you go to homecoming and with who?: Nope, I never went to dances with the exception of Halloween freshman year.

15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? I definitely would. I heart high school. Although I probably would have done things differently, like take art and pep club jr year instead of pep club and seminary. Well, I didn't have a very good seminary experience in general. Then I would have been more willing to skip class. I like never did that, when I totally could have and still got fine grades.

16. What do you remember most about graduation?: I remember that I had these pink high heels and I wasn't use to wearing high heels at all and my feet were killing me. Walking to the Huntsman Center and waiting to go in. Then I remember thinking the different lays were lame, like the pot leaf one? Or the candy one? Then I remember that during the actual ceremony I wouldn't have picked Abigal Adams to speak because although she is nice and smart.. she's a terrible speaker and draaaaaagged it on. Oh, and I remember screaming really really loud when Parker's name was called. So much that like everyone around me was like "sheesh angela". Haha.

17. Where did you go senior skip day?: I'm not sure exactly. I think I slept in, went to lunch with the boys. Nothing like absolutely amazing. I was sad that our year didn't do a gotcha thing with water guns. I was looking forward to that.

18. Were you in any clubs? : Art club and german club, but we didn't ever actually do anything. I remember for german, Herr Hardy was like "bring everyone for the year book photo, even if they're not in german. We need to beat the french class!"

19. Have you gained weight since then?: Yarp. So saaad :(

20. Who was your prom date?: Nooo dances. I wanted to go to a dance once, but I wanted Parker to ask me in a cutsie way, and when I hinted that I wanted to go he was like "so you want to go to dance with me?" in like "I don't really care but whatever if you want to go" tone and I said no because I was bitter!

21. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?: Definitely, I want to check to see where everyone went. I can hardly wait.

22. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?: Probably the same thing I would tell myself now, live your life for you and not for someone else. Oh, and value what you have because you might sorely miss it when the best thing you've ever had falls through because of your arrogance.

Tag some people: I tag, Sarahjane, Abby, Lindsay.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Shh, silent films.

You may or may not know, but I am kind of obsessed with silent films and so I thought I would help promote the Organ Loft by spamming their upcoming shows! Plus, since it's getting close to Halloween so they're showing cool ones. (Click on the image to show full sized image.)

Organ Loft Listing

P.S. If you don't know what the Organ Loft is, that's okay because I'm going to tell you....NOW. It's a place that shows silent movies and has a live performance of an organist jamming out to the movie for the score. It's pretty sweet.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I heart Chemistry, and basically school.

I am pleased to announce that I am extremely enjoying school so far. It's weird, in previous semesters I would be excited for a class but soon would be disappointed and be indifferent to my classes but so far this semester I find myself becoming so enthralled in lecture, so when the professor says "well, it's time to go!" and I go "what?! time to go? it's only been 15 minutes!" only to realize that it indeed has been 50 minutes. I mean, yeah it is only the first week but I don't think I've ever felt so completely captivated by lectures as much as this year.

Oh, and I'm loving bio chem. I feel so so so smart in that class and that's always sweet. Today was discussion and someone was like "why is it thermally unfavorable in just water?" and not only did I know the answer to his question but I can see the entire mechanics on WHY. "Well, because when the water attaches to the carbonyl group that leaves a very unstable primary ethel anion, which wouldn't happen so the water just drops off instead because it's a nice leaving group."

Oh goodness I love chemistry.

On another note, I'm not taking japanese. It makes me very sad, but on the campus information system there were two "third year japanese" classes and I picked the one on Tuesdays and Thursdays because the Monday, Wednesday wouldn't work on so many levels. Well, I went to class and realized that this was the 3rd year japanese class for those who lived in japan for over a year (i.e. missionaries and army folk) who have a real grip on speaking it but not so much writing it. It made me so pissed off that there wasn't any distinguishes between the name. The only way I could have known if I clicked on the info about the class, and why would I do that when I know I want to take 3rd year jap? So, that leaves me having an 17 credit hour workload reduced to a 15 credit hours. Which is fine, but I feel so lazy.

I keep looking at what I need for graduation and it is finally starting to set in that I don't have much school left to do! Totally freaking me out, that soon I might have to be a real adult soon. I keep thinking about what I will do after school, and right now my hopes is to move to New Orleans and get some paid internships in a pharmacy and a vet, and maybe a chem lab? That might have to wait. Or maybe I will take a full time position at the Multimedia center doing graphic things that have nothing to do what I graduated in. I suppose we'll see!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First day of school..

First day of schoooool! I'm pleased to announce that I am actually excited about it. I haven't gone to Japanese 3 yet, buuuut I think I have decided to tough it out because its upper divisional credit, and I need thaaaat.

But, here is my schedule (so far):

Calc 2, at the crack of dawn(7:30a),
Ochem 2, at slightly past the crack of dawn(8:25a),
Then Bio Chem at a lovely 10:45a.

I have to admit having class that early doesn't thrill me and I expected that I would probably end up skipping class and sleeping instead, but as a preventive measure I promise to carpool with Parker to ensure that I do actually get to wake up, since I would have someone depending on me.

I was really really really not excited to take Calc 2 because I already have credit for it! I passed my calc ab ap test in high school, freshman year took calc 2, passed and full heartedly expected that I would never have to do math again. Well, if I was just doing Pharmacy that would be the case but since I decided to get my BS in Chem, I have to take Calc 3..... and I don't remember ANYTHING about calc 2. Today in class I could barely remember calc 1 stuff.. but after awhile I decided that I remember liking calc 1. My teacher when I was a freshman was terrible, and I didn't do so hot, so maybe this time I can get a high grade and replace my old one as well as remember it all for calc 3. My current teacher seems like he will be tough, but unlike my first calc 2 teacher he seems to actually care about the students and don't demand a whole load of homework due everyday at the start of class. Whew!

Ochem 2 to my everlasting shame, I didn't pass. I blame this whole heartedly on the teacher. Mrs. Janis Louie was probably the worse teacher I have ever had. I even tried taking it again, and when we got the results back for the first exam and the average was 39/100 (and the class isn't graded on a curve) I got the hell out of there. So, this time around I decided that I will take from the other ochem teacher no matter what, if I have to drive to effing Bountiful to take it, so be it. Well, apparently luck favors me (and enough people complained about her) the department got a new O Chem teacher. She seems tough, but she seems entirely approachable and first day of class, I understood way more than with Mrs. Janis Louie. Double whew!

Bio Chem, I was debating on whether I wanted to take it or not. It is a pre req for Pharmacy, but seeing as how I'm not entirely sure I want to do that anymore it was up in the air on whether or not I wanted to take the class, and I have decided that I would want to. I was always super super excited for bio chem because that is as interesting as chemistry really can be. To know that when they say "the receptors alter so that the chemical can't attach" I will be able to study the chemical composition of the receptor and actually understand, and KNOW why the chemical can't attach. SO EXCITED. Plus the class seems super awesome. The teacher seems to think the same way as me, and I like that a lot-- always makes learning that much more fun. My professor was pretty funny, he was expecting an important text during class and when he got it he was like "oh sorry, I was expecting an important text from Obama... ope ope, he says he's eating a garden salad with a caesar dressing with an iced tea to drink" then later in the class he got a call from whoever making sure he got it and he was like "Yeah I got it, thanks Obama. No, I don't like sweet tea". It was pretty funny. Oh and then he talked about the textbook since it is extremely expensive book (plus this year is a new edition), and he was talking about the author of the book saying something like "Lehninger was a very famous and popular bio chemist and this book has been a big hit since the second edition, in 1977. Unfortunately Lehninger has since then died but that doesn't stop him from releasing new editions!" It was quite hilarious.

I will see how Japanese goes tomorrow, and if I really seem completely lost then I will unfortunately give up my days of studying Japanese. :( But that would leave my Tuesdays and Thursdays wide open!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fruit Popsicles!

Today was a dull day. I planned to go on a picnic but that fell through so instead I perused the stores and I ended up buying one of those "make your own popsicles" trays. So I bought the little $1.50 treat and some fruit juice so I can have yummy yummy iced treat later today.

Ugh, my laptop that I use has lost two of it's rubber feet and so now it is alternating between two different planes as I type, in other words it's being annoying! I know, random thought.

Anyways, today I checked out online the price of my textbooks and it seems that two of my big textbooks are brand new (new edition, new book, new everything) and so that eliminates me buy anything used.... so my grand total on textbooks should be about $593.55. Good gravy that's a lot. I figure now I can buy the used textbooks asap, and wait to buy the brand new after my next paycheck (since they're going to be used it's not going to be a big deal if I don't rush to purchase). I suppose that's what I get for being a science major, big fat science textbooks. It basically eliminates the major stock of anything I've been saving up for (i.e. a new imac for at home, plus some other collectors items). Oh well, I guess by the time I can buy a new imac the new ones will be coming out. Ahh, the hassle of avoiding credit debt.

Well, I'm going to go check on my popsicles. I just barely put them in buuuut, I have no idea the freezing point of juice is! I would figure lower than water because of all the "impurities" in the juice. Ahh, I miss chem lab which is a good thing since school starts in about a week from today. Goodbye hours of free time!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Twilight stories. I know, "what a girl", right?

Like everyone else I was super excited for the fourth, and last installment to the Twilight Series but let me assure you that my experience with was a nightmare. So, I pre-ordered it ages ago when I bought The Host and Amazon was telling me that they will give it to me Aug 2. Well, what happened was on the night of Aug 1st Amazon decided to charge me but they used my old debit card (with slight different number) instead of my new one which I told it to do. Well, since they charged me that night and I wasn't eagerly waiting for them to charge my book so that it could be in my hands the second, so when I woke up that morning it said there were problems and I had to fix it. Well, since it was apparently beyond the release day they told me that it would be there by the seventh. FIVE DAYS AFTER I EXPECTED.

I was very tempted to just say screw it and just go down to Barnes & Noble and buy it but then I thought about how it was cheaper on amazon and that maybe their estimation would be wrong I could get it asap. Well, turns out I was wrong. I eventually got it on the seventh (by then I wasn't even excited about it anymore!) and it just sat around on my bed. Not only was it five days later than I anticipated but the book itself wasn't that great of quality. The cover is all nicked and torn, the binding is slightly messed up, and the spine is all bent. I was positively furious and when I went to go make a complaint to good ol' Amazon, I could NOT find it anywhere. They might have one... somewhere.. but I couldn't find it after a half hour. Eventually I said screw it and read it anyways.

Quite honestly I was slightly disappointed with book four, I didn't hate it but I surely didn't love it. I thought it was very anticlimactic but I suppose it would have been pretty far fetching to end it any other way. I was super surprised that it actually said "the end" at the end of the book. I would imagine she could push the story a few more books. Like the whole... well I don't want to ruin it so I'll just say the whole jacob thing..

Oh and my favorite line from this book was "Edward always thought he belonged in some sort of horror movie but to me he was always in a fairy tale, my fairy tale." I was laughing like crazy at one in the morning over that one. So ridiculously cheesey. That one surely competes with a few of the other lines from the other books like "I know that my best friend is a werewolf but did he have to be such a monster as well?". Ahh, what a kick I get from them. It almost makes reading them worth it.

I suppose that now that Twilight is out of the way I can get back to reading Juliet Marillier. Oh how I love her books, probably soon enough I will give a little rant about them!

Oh! Also I bought Sword in the Stone yesterday, yay! It was funny there was a "redeem this code to win a prize on "" and so I did it after much nagging from Parker and I got 100 points from it and the lowest costing points was 150 and it was temporary tattoos. NICE! TOTALLY WORTH IT.

Since it is summer break here at the U, I have a different working schedule and I've mostly been working 12-6p and it has definitely tinkered with my eating schedule, I eat at like 9ish when I wake up and then when noon rolls around I'm not even close to being hungry so I never pack a lunch, so eventually at like 3ish I start getting super hungry and now I have to wait until dinner. Oh well, right? Just kind of frustrating.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I wanted to spam this video out some more:

Monday, August 4, 2008

Did you miss the memo?

So I suppose in the end I really didn't like my design. I eventually decided that I didn't like the uniformity of the design. Hence why I have poppies now. Besides I think it is more pleasing on the eye. Also, I changed the favicon (the icon next to the url). I thought using the main "g" with the lace was too hard at the resolution needed for a favicon (16px x 16px). So I made it simpler.

So I have decided that it is completely ridiculous when people won't buy/read/listen to something just because it's currently popular. It's kind of like doing something JUST because it's popular, which is quite ridiculous. For example, when we were younger The Gap was the shiz and just because it was popular my sister Elizabeth never wanted to shop there. I suppose I can understand not wanting popular clothes since you see people wearing the same shirt/whatever where ever you go, but she wouldn't even look. She may have found her dream.. jacket or something there. Now a days I see people say things like "I don't want to read Harry Potter because it is so popular", same with the Twilight Books. Just seem slightly ridiculous. Read it because you want to, and if perchance that classifies you into the popular mass then so what? Quite silly.

Ah goodness, so awhile back I started talking to this guy who seems absolutely amazing, and later I emailed him suggesting some music he might like and he never responded so I was feeling slightly down thinking that he wasn't that into me until today he replied and I certainly like new crushes.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The beginning.

Hello everyone!

I felt fed up of having to remember the address to friend's blogs on blogspot so I created my own so I can stalk you with ease! Maybe it would have been less of an effort (since I made up the design to my page, yeah I think it's pretty cute and I'm proud of it) to just remember the urls, but hey. I already have a livejournal but I hardly know anyone on lj so I've decided that I will keep that one more personal journal and this one more public!

So, what's new with me that maybe not everyone will know yet? Well, if you're really behind the times I stopped dating Parker a few years ago (yes, it has been years..) and I foolishly started dating someone else. It was a big mistake, (especially since this other guy, Peter, wasn't the nicest of boyfriends [but a great friend]). Lately I've been thinking about why I broke up with Parker when really I feel like I would hardly be as incompatible with anyone else and I think it was the idea that if I did date this other guy, Peter, things would have been easier. That there wouldn't be any major problems, I suppose I thought it was going to easier with Peter... when in reality it was far worse that when it was with Parker. So yeah, point of the story: I am not dating Parker nor am I dating Peter. I am currently siiiiiingle. Which is fine, I would like someone to date but I'm not really interested in anyone. I mean, sure there's cute boys that I see and meet... but I much rather them just be friends then anything else. So I suppose single and loving it? But not quite?

In other news, in case you didn't know, I've been promoted to a supervisor at the Multimedia Center in the Marriott Library (on the U of U campus). I've been working at the MMC for quite sometime and I really enjoy it. One thing I definitely love about working there is that there isn't any ugly tension and overall people who aren't very nice. I mean, theres a few people that are more grumpy than others but overall everyone is pretty nice and I feel like I can consider everyone here a friend. I suppose in contrast to Dan's Bakery, (where I worked prior to the MMC) just most people didn't care if they hurt your feelings, or where lazy and wouldn't clean up certain messes or just generally didn't care about you. But it's quite different here, and I love it. At work I'm currently working on the icons for the mobile (iphone primarily) library page. I don't have the flare to make an entire website from scratch yet I think I am pretty handy when it comes to Photoshop. Before that, since I'm a supervisor I worked on a section on the tier training for other counter staff (and it was on Photoshop, the ins and outs). Then BEFORE THAT, I did the graphics for the University of Utah iTunes U page. Which I think is pretty cool, I think (especially since it can be accessed by any University of Utah student/employee!)

I suppose my post is getting pretty lengthy but, one last thing: I have decided to give up meat for the month of August! I decided that I love meat too much to give up meat for forever but I think it is always good for your body and your mind to give up food items temporarily. Like, a few months back I gave up soda and sugar foods, and since then I haven't been the biggest fan of soda. I drink it sparingly but I have too much of a sweet tooth to stop candy and other sweet things. Anyways, I am trying the real test of will power to give up meat and force myself to eat things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (Which I have been terribly sick of ever since I ate it almost every single day in high school).

Well, I guess this will do and I will update again soon!