Saturday, January 29, 2011

Learn All the Things!

I've been feeling a little bored lately, so I went to the Provo City Library this morning to check out some books. I brought back two behemoths.

If anyone wants to know anything about Scottish or Russian history, give me a few weeks and I will know all! Actually, I'm a little concerned: I have this addiction to learning, nay, consuming knowledge whether or not it is directly applicable to my current situation. I guess that's how grad school plays with the mind. Even in my spare time all I want to do is learn learn learn!

Oh, and I am no longer bored. Thanks to the Brave Land and also to Kievan Russia.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Little Awesomes

Hello there!

Life goes on as usual for me, but some awesome, very exciting things are happening to people close to me:

My sister, Katie, and her husband, Ben, are getting sealed in the Denver temple on February 5th!

I wish I could be there!

Also, my former roommate, Alex, and her husband, Nick, have a brand new baby boy! I haven't seen any pictures of him yet, but I am so excited for their little family! I am, however, beginning to imagine what he might look like...

Congratulations to the two happy couples!

Monday, January 24, 2011

2011: Year of Awesome

This is going to be my year. MMXI is going to be awesome. To prevent it from becoming anything other than awesome, I have officially named it The Year of Awesome.

In celebration of The Year of Awesome, I am going to do awesome things all year. I am tackling these books for January. What!

I will learn about dystopian societies. I will learn about spaceships. I will learn about anthropophagi (ask Shakespeare). I will learn about French boarding schools. Learn learn learn I love to learn! Learning is Awesome. Any suggestions for Awesome things to do/learn in February?

Thursday, January 20, 2011


It's time that I explain another one of my obsessions. It's called Psych. I like Psych. I like it a lot.
Here's the full cast:
Reasons why I may or may not be obsessed and uber-nerdy about Psych

(1) I am the target audience! I am in college and I am a fan of awesomeness.

(2) It is super funny! I mostly watch it for the ridiculous one-liners, the fast-paced dialogue, and the occasional I-think-we-just-caught-the-bad-guy dance.

(3) My family likes it! This is very important when it comes to my obsessions. I like to surround myself with people who also appreciate the object of my obsession.

(4) My friends like it! What. See (3).

(5) They make loads of 1980s references! I have yet to catch 'em all (that's a reference to the 1990s of my own childhood), but I laugh and laugh and laugh when I finally get it!

(6) They make fun of themselves! In one of the best scenes ever, Gus (played by Dule Hill, who was also in Holes, a movie dear to my heart) and Shawn (the audacious James Roday) discover a dino dig.
Shawn: Oh, look at that. It's like that movie, the one with, uh, Sigourney Weaver.
Gus: Aliens?
Shawn: No.
Gus: Alien?
Shawn: No!
Gus: Alien: Resurrection?
Shawn: Gus, the one with the holes and Shia LaBeouf.
Gus: They had holes in Shia LaBeouf?
Shawn: The holes were in the ground, dude. Like that. And Jon Voight was walking around all crazy.
Gus: Oh! Anaconda.
Shawn: Man, never mind.
Gus: Gorillas in the Mist? Death and the Maiden?

Get it? They're talking about Holes...which Gus also starred in...

(7) The Blueberry!

You know that's right.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy 2011!

How did you ring in the New Year? My family and I celebrated by watching "dumb" movies. We started with Johnny English and Get Smart. Then, we watched Michael Jackson music videos and danced like crazy. Just wait until you see my new moves! But it was only 11:00pm by then, and we were all bored and tired, so we put on an episode of Psych. What! And one of my sisters fell asleep. Everyone left or went to bed at 11:55pm, so once again it was Sam and I alone celebrating the new year. And he was inexplicably sitting in a basket.

But that's okay. I love him anyway. Just as long as he gets out of that basket every once in a while.

A full Christmas report is coming soon. See you then!