Friday, July 24, 2009

Why, Hello.

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." ~ Mahummad Ali.

So last Wednesday I got a text from Han, Sam is his real name and since I doubt he will ever find this I'm calling him that. It was the usual how are you text. Then as we talked he said he was on his way down to Provo for his family reunion. "Oh hey that's cool. Maybe we could meet up sometime during the week and a half your here." "Sweet."
And that was kinda the end of our texting for the day.
Jump of subjects: Friday I went hiking with Tory, a girl i've known since she moved here halfway through senior year. It was great both of us are semi out of shape so we didn't have speed through and kill ourselves. But I think I really hurt myself when I hiked Timp cause now when ever I do something strenuous i.e. go hiking, the muscles at the front of my pelvis hurt, and hurt for a while. Doctor said I just needed to stretch them, but I hope they get better by the time I start basketball next month. Anyway Rock Canyon is beautiful and isn't that hard of a hike and I highly recommend it.
Back to the main subject. Monday I was awakened by a phone call from a number I didn't recognize, "maybe it's Sonic giving me a job!" my still asleep brain thought.
"Hello this is Angela"
"...Hey this is Sam."
Oh Sam...not as good as Sonic calling to give me money but hey.
Basically he was calling to say 1. his phone died and he was using his brothers, and 2. He would be in Provo around 1130 dropping off his sister at EFY if I wanted to do something.
I said yes and he said he would call when they finally got there. And alas he knows me to well, he caught that I had just woken up.
I dropped off my dad around 1145 at work and wandered around the BYU bookstore for a bit. Then got a text from Sam that said they, his family, would be there in about 15 minutes, want to meet at the Eatery?
Eatery? I thought to myself, That better just be a funny way of saying Cougar Eat.
So I went and found myself a spot at the cougar eat and watched all the college students and EFY kids, was i ever that small?
Anyway I finally spotted Sam and went over to him, and we hugged... I'm sorry what? Hugged? Something we only did when saying goodbye to eachother at the end of winter semester cause Kim, and Jo hugged him first? But the thing was it wasn't awkward.
Anyway long story short his family came back from wherever they were and we had lunch together. I had already met his immediate family when they had come through the Burg on their way to Arizona one time and I really like his parents,but I also got to meet his Aunt and multiple cousins who where there for EFY.
Anyway then we went to play bowling, it was probably one of my worst games, but I did get a strike! Sam's brother Matt totally wasted us though. I had a blast, but I needed to leave to pick up Da from work, so Sam walked me to the car and i asked him to come to FHE.
Well come he did and FHE was a blast. I was already in a super good mood cause I had found out that a band I like is coming out with a new cd next month and FHE made it so much better.
We played food games that were amazing. I think my favorite was Russian Roulette with eggs. Basically you had three chances to either get a hard boiled egg or a raw one cracked over your head. Pretty much amazing stuff.
Afterwards we went to Hols house for a party. THough it was only Me, Pj, Hols, and Sam for most of the time he was there. That's okay though, meeting all my friends might have been a blow out experience for him.
His parents came to pick him up and we hugged again... I'm still not sure how I feel about that whole business. Anyway, all in all it was fun. I still can't believe he and Sea Bass are going into the MTC soon.
Oh and I kinda have a stalker now, not cool!
Well gotta Blaze!
Oh check the time of this post. Yeah that's right I've been up since 5:40 am! And all because I had a dream with the cast of Bones and some creepy bugs. It's a creepy feeling when you think cockroach like things with GIANT pincers are climbing all over you and your bed.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Change in look, kinda

"You either have to be first, best or different." - Loretta Lynn

So as you may have noticed I changed my blog a little bit. It now has music and a picture for a header. Tell me what you think of the picture, I edited it myself! ( Feedback really is wanted here so if you could that would be awesome)
If you wondering where the words come from check out my earlier post here.
So the picture isn't really a self-portrait in December but the idea makes my brain spark with ideas so that's that.

Oh did I mention I got bangs?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."
Blaise Pascal

Canada day and the fourth were amazing as always. On the fourth I got wonderful news too! I'm going to be an aunt again! My oldest sister is pregnant with her second! It's so exciting!
Thursday I went to the zoo with my two sisters and my niece. It was a lot of fun, we saw lots of different animals and it was awesome to see how niece reacted to them. It was also great to hang out with my sisters. I kinda felt like the odd one out cause I don't have a baby growing inside me but I figured that since I was the one mostly running after my niece it totally made up for it.

Saturday I hiked up Timp mountain. NOT A GOOD IDEA!!! I am so out of shape and that hike is for very in shape people. But I did make it to Emerald Lake! Plus I only am kinda sore and I have only one blister. So all in all it was good because I did not die.
I talked in church on Sunday and that almost did kill me. I have to find someway not to be so nervous when I get up in front of a lot of people.

Tonight was an awesomely fun dance FHE. We danced the night away with our awesome Dj Shay. We even got the bishop to dance with us! I also got to talk to some people I haven't seen in a long time. Also the Dustin clone was there, it kinda weirded me out at first cause I thought it was Dustin. But turns out he is still in Ukraine and this kid looks a ton like him.

And tonight I finally commented on Brittany's tattoos. I noticed them the second or third week I started going to this ward. At first I thought they might just be penned on cause Jo used to do that all the time. But the next week they were in the exact same spot and same shade of black so I figured they were permanent. Now for those that don't know me to well I love tattoos. I actually considered being a tattoo artist for a while in High School. So when I see them it gives my heart a little bit of joy. It sounds weird but it's just me.
Anyway I finally said how I like them, they are little stars on her wrist, and she said it meant a lot to her that I would say that. See she left the church for a bit but is back in full swing now and most people judge her cause of them. I think it's funny, we are a church that stresses forgiveness and repentance but we don't actually do it. People who have sinned sexually are labeled with that for the rest of the time they are in that ward or know those people, people who have tattoos are looked upon as sinners and are mostly known as the tattooed one.
An example is that Brittany brought a friend tonight who had a tattoo of the celtic trinity knot on his forearm. I was going to say something about it, how much I liked it basically, but didn't. I told Brittany that and she said I should have because a lot of people will just stare at it and not even pay attention to the fact that he has come back to the church. I know we are all human and we have our faults but not being able to see past stuff like this bugs me. Coexist and all that right?
Random ramble for the night.

Friday, July 03, 2009

The Burg

"If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure." - Kanye West

So Friday I hopped on a bus up to the Burg to surprise my old roommates and a few friends. I got there and boy did I get the reaction I wanted! Ely was in her room so I sorta just sauntered back there after saying hi to Shmegan, she having planned the event with me. Ely was studying so I bent down so I could see in between the bars on her bunk bed and said hullo.
She looked up, did a double take, jumped up, asked if I was real, asked if I was really there and then hugged me for a good two minutes and laughed the whole time doing it.
She then had to go to class so Shmegan and I went to see Jo. She had a great reaction too. Kim came by later and she had a great reaction too.
Mostly I walked around the gardens and took snap shots since everyone had class, homework, and tests. I did get to go to a really cool dance concert though. And Saturday night. Liz, Shmegan, Jo, Calli, and I went and played Wallyball and it was great!
Sunday Shmegan, LIz, Jo, Ely, and Jo's roommate all went to church together. It was way fun. Then Ely, Jo, and Jo's roommate walked me to the bus stop. I tripped on the way there and some how got twin cuts on my ankles. At the bus stop I said goodbye when I thought my bus had come and went to get on. SURPRISE! This is the drop off bus. You have to wait for your pick up bus.
Okay that's not bad......... 1 hour later the bus still hasn't come. SURPRISE! We lost the bus you were supposed to get on. Another is on it's way.
So the bus eventually gets there and I finally get home. It was a great weekend besides some roommate drama. But what can you do?

The new area that they have almost have finished in the gardens

The statue is either Hera or Athena... I can never decide... Oh and the building way in the backround is the Hinckley Building

A back shot of my favorite place of the gardens, The Greek/Roman section!

Me and Ely. We spent most of the time she was free together