Friday, November 26, 2010

Too Much

I have too much. More than I deserve. So how do I even begin to start my Thanksgiving list?

I guess I just start....

I am grateful for my testimony of Christ and the knowledge I have of His love for us.
I am grateful for my mom and dad, the home they have provided and the things they've taught me.
I am grateful for Spencer and Annie and their sense of humor and adventure.
I am grateful for Rebecca and Wes and that they live right up the street.
I am grateful for Caroline and miss her more than I thought I would.
I am grateful for extended family who cares for and about me.
I am grateful for good friends who have helped me get this far.
I am grateful for my bed, pillow, and comforter.
I am grateful for straw bowls and cups.
I am grateful for my meal plan.
I am grateful for the seasons.
I am grateful for my health.
I am grateful for nature and the recreation it provides.
I am grateful for my calling.
I am grateful for my roommates and our delightful quote wall.
I am grateful for my FHE brothers and their fun personalities.
I am grateful for socks, sweater boots, and sweatshirts.
I am grateful for scarves.
I am grateful for my job in 201 MCKB.
I am grateful for my nice, warm home.
I am grateful for fun memories.
I am grateful for the ability to laugh.
I am grateful that I am happy.

An example of why I am happy and grateful for family, memories, and the ability to laugh.
Puerto Vallarta 2009. Classic V-sit competition that none of us can do. We blame the Weiler legs.

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No one, that is, except my mom.

Yes, I am grateful that I am happy.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Dreams

I think it's funny that people can fall asleep in the bathroom.



Reminds me of this

Friday, November 12, 2010

Does Disney have a Heart of Darkness?

Watch the following clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8_C3sKKxPg

All AP English students of Skyline High 2009-2010 (as well as all those who have ever read a certain Joseph Conrad book): listen to Tantor, the elephant, at 0:20. Sound familiar? Let me remind you that the clip takes place in AFRICA.

I'm still looking around for a glimpse of squirrels on stakes...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oui Oui!


The members of my apartment are great cooks. It makes up for my lack of culinary expertise. Kate made us a French themed dinner this past weekend. Ratatouille and french bread. I felt like we were in a Pixar movie. 






Master chef

Notice I have a USA beret and an Italian sweatshirt.
Nothing French.
But I tried.


Cream puffs with chocolate pudding and powdered sugar




Attempt to be Marie Antoinette


 Paris ici nous venons

Monday, November 8, 2010

Learn something new every day

Today I learned that THESE...


 Result in THIS...

...when it rains outside.

Yay knowledge.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Midnight Marauders and Neighborhood Newsies

It's that time again! The time when I recount the crazy things our FHE brothers pull off in this thing we call a prank war. And  this one is good.
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The story begins many weeks ago...

On a crisp, fall night, under the CLOAK OF DARKNESS, a secret knock was heard on the door of a secret room. As the door was opened, the guest beheld a sight that could only be described as impressive. Within this secret room, protected by a secret knock and disguised by the MIDNIGHT GLOOM, resided a dozen or so young men, all dressed in suits, prepared for the nights' events. The meeting proceeded as the guests were instructed via powerpoint what exactly they were choosing to put themselves through. Preparation and gathering of materials would take weeks. Execution would need to be exact and thorough. The group would have to be ready to act in an instant seeing as there was no definite date of implementation. It all depended on when the girls would leave the apartment...

Saturday, October 30th, 2010.
7:00 pm- The residents of 2312 departed from their home in order to attend the Halloween stake dance. They were excited about their newly created costumes and anticipated seeing what their FHE brothers would be dressed as.

After locking the doors, THEY EMBARKED.

7:30 pm- The moment the young men had been planning for had finally arrived. They placed a spy at the stake dance in order to recieve verification on the attendance of the girls at the dance. Once confirmation was given, the boys went to work.

(Notice whiteboard with plan mapped out)

 The fruits of their long labor



11:00 pm- The girls return to their home. They had noticed while at the dance the absence of their brothers and wondered what they could have been up to. Slightly dissapointed, they walked into their kitchen...

Was it filled with newspaper? AFFIRMATIVE.

Did they have fun in it? AFFIRMATIVE.

Will they retaliate?

Whitney

I have made a close friend these past few months. Her name is Whitney. She does so much for me. She gives me a place to sleep. She gives me a kitchen where I can pretend to make food. She gives me the opportunity to meet so many cool people, but still lets me get away to a quieter place. She isn't the nicest, most extravagant friend I have, but I'm grateful to know her.