Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Wow. Can't believe I have survived 2012. It's a very odd feeling, but very liberating at the same time.

So, in honor of this new year, as usual, I have come up with a few resolutions. I feel like these resolution are a bit different than ones I have done in previous years.  Why? You'll see in a minute.

There are three main ones I'm going to be focusing on.

  1. Write a novel.  That is a feat in and of itself.  If that weren't crazy enough though, I'm going to be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November. The challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  Crazy, yes?  But just crazy enough to work.
  2. Get an internship. I'm down to the wire.  Graduation is going to be here so soon.  Today, it's not enough to graduate college, but the workplace wants you to have experience as well.  I'm going to be applying for a few internships, but there's one that I really want to get.  It's at a place called Cedar Fort Books in Springville.  Yes, they may only publish LDS-type books, but they have an editorial intern position that has everything I want to be doing.  I'm going to be in prime position for it too, by the time summer rolls around.  
  3. Graduate.  This is it.  Something I have been hoping and dreaming about since I started in 2009.  In less than a year I will be finished. No more tests, no more homework, no more crazy balancing act between school and two jobs. (Because that's all I've knows for the last 3 years.)
This year is going to be epic.

I know I gave you a promising teaser in my last post, but the truth is, I don't think I'm up for it.  If you want to know details, just let me know in person and I'm sure I'll probably spill.  But for now, we'll just leave it at that and not post it for all of cyberspace to read.

P.S. I'm sorry if you encounter any typos.  For some reason my keyboard is refusing to work properly, and the letters keep wanting to jump around, and my letter "s" just wants to be invisible becaue ometimes it refuses to show up.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Promising Teaser

Hey.  It's been a while.  I know.  As it turns out, being a senior in college with two jobs, a full schedule, and an addiction to TV shows takes up a lot of time.  I have MANY things that I still need to tell the world.  Right now, however, I am restless, and I am in the middle of writing a paper that is due in less than 8 hours.  Nice, huh?

So, I need to tell you about my amazing semester which is almost over.  Finals are next week.  Say WHAT?!?! It's all good, I've got it under control. I think. I'm excited for next semester, and I need to tell you all about the internship I'm going to apply for during summer.  I also have some news that I need to share about a guy. (!) I know, right? As I said, I have many things to talk to you about.

Hope this is intriguing enough for you.  I need to get back to writing about cross-dressing in Shakespeare plays, so goodnight.  I'll see you when finals are over.

Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School

Well, as weird as it is, I am in my fourth year of school, and I'm running out of first days of school.  First days of school don't scare me as much as they used to.  I know where all the buildings are on campus.  Instead of being one of those slow freshmen tentatively making his or her way through the crowds, I navigate around those slow pokes because I know exactly where I'm going.  I've become a master people dodger and power-walker.  I've learned from those rookie mistakes like never buying books at the bookstore when it's 10 times cheaper online.  The point that I am trying to make is, first day, schmirst day.  It's still great, but not as nerve-wrecking.

I can tell you it was definitely a bittersweet day, though.  My summer wasn't over.  I still needed one last swim, one last tan, and one last book to read.  I excited to not work as much, but I need another few days to let it hit me before I dive back into class.  Perhaps that's because the only day I gave myself off this summer was the day I got hit with a cold.  Nice one, Mother Nature.

But, you know that's life, I supposed.  So, here's to another great year at BYU.  As sad as it is to say, I'm looking forward to another semester, even if it means homework up the wazoo, sleep deprivation, and squandering my social life.

Here's the class schedule this year:

Early British Literature -
Reading things like Beowolf, Shakespeare (yay!), Chaucer, Milton, etc.

English Grammar -
Not like Modern American Usage, supposedly.

World Religions -
My last religion class - pretty self explanatory.

Computer Humanities -
Using different programs and layouts for English-type projects.

Civilizations -
It's my last set of general classes.  I put it off as long as possible.

Editing Student Journals -
I think it's about time for me to gain some experience for editing, so I'm joining a student journal staff this semester.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The first week of August

I had to steal this from a dear co-worker's blog.  Love it.

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.” ― Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I want you to meet

A special little lady, named Stella.

This week, I've had to say goodbye to an old friend - my first car.  It will always have a special place in my heart.  But you know what? I'm ok with that, because I've got a new friend.  A cute, red Chevy Aveo, which I am so very excited about.

I decided to name her Stella because of this movie, and this car that reminds me of my own car. (Plus, I don't think I'll ever get a chance to own a mini cooper, so I've got to seize the opportunity, right?)  I think it fits very well :)