Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hmmm

Sometimes I like to do experiments on worthless blogs that I wrote the night before and the worthless blogs end up being deleted. Hmm, that kind of makes me sound like a mad scientist. Maybe I am.

So on Friday I told my grandma that I wanted a dragon. Her response, "You seem like the type of person who would." That kind of make me really extremely happy.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Spoiled

My parents spoil me. I am now a mac user. And I feel spoiled.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Can I just say that waking up yesterday morning to hardly any snow when BYU had closed down to what was supposed to be the largest blizzard in a really long time was a little disappointing.

It's all good though because today is Thanksgiving. I really should be thankful for the lack of snow because it meant safe travels for my family and some of my friends.

And I'm thankful that I am with family.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Harry Potter

Can I just say that it makes me really happy that the bell tower has been playing the theme song for Harry Potter.

I'm also grateful for Mike Pence being a political figure willing to openly talk about prayer.

:)

The Plot That was Foiled

So, I've been a custodian at the MTC for a very long time. One of the perks is that you have the chance to see people that you know as they start in the mission field. Another perk is being able to request them to do service in your building so that you can see them once a week. Of course, this is a big request. I typically don't like to abuse opportunities, so I never requested anyone in the past.

Well, I really connected with a girl from my BYU ward this summer. I was content with just the idea of stalking her (I have connections), but my boss was the one that suggested that I request her for service. So I did. (This is Hermana Wright for those who know her).

And I stalked her room down too. We'll say her room number was 9AAA (which makes absolutely no sense, but will be helpful for this story). So, I looked at the approaching service assignments. I was getting new sisters on Thursday who happened to be from room 9AAA. GREAT! I thought. I'll see her Thursday! (This was last Thursday). 8:15 rolled around and two sister missionaries showed up for service. Neither of them were Hermana Wright.

Curses! I thought. This is how the MTC treats me. They send me her roommates instead of sending my friend. A little disappointed and disoriented I instructed the sisters on how they could help for their service hour.

Different theories popped in my head, but I didn't understand. Was this God's way of telling me I shouldn't have requested her? Was the MTC telling me, "NO! You can not see your friend! Stay away!" Did she just happen to decide at the last minute not to go on a mission? What happened?

Well, last week I wasn't in the mood to tell the sisters that I had actually wanted their roommate and not them. This week, however, I decided I might as well say something. "So, you live in 9AAA right?" The responded positively. "Is Hermana Wright your roommate?" And then the story unfolded. She had been a solo sister. Then she got a companion and switched rooms. Solo sisters aren't given assignments. The people doing the scheduling probably gave me her roommates assuming she would go with them to service. But then she got a companion and it changed her life.

Thus, the MTC was not sending me a message. Perhaps fate was. However, what fate doesn't know is that I am a master in the art of stalking sisters in the MTC. Fate may have won the battle, but the war is mine!

I kind of sound like a creep. Sorry.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's All About Me

Today is Tuesday. Usually that means that I wash my hair and I straighten it before work. Today, time was running out, but I was determined to straighten my hair anyway. Well, at least I was until this happened..


I think my straightener has finally seen the end of it's days. Notice that it's being held together by that suspicious white cord thingy.

Friday, November 12, 2010

We Are Gryffindor

Today a guy came into my stat 240 class exclaiming, "We are Gryffindor!" At first I thought he was referring to his table. Then as other people started asking questions and he explained, I realized he was referring to all of us. Stat 240 is a class that you can bet most if not all people taking it are stat majors.

What was he referring to? This! Apparently some people decided to sort the majors on BYU campus into houses. Stats got put into the same category as Math and we are Gryffindor! Hey, I didn't write it. I probably wouldn't have put myself in the brave category, but I'm not going to argue.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day everyone!!! As my mom said to me in a text, "Say thanks to a Vet" meaning a Veteran...not a veterinarian.

Anyway, I probably should have waited to write about Veteran's Day until I actually had something meaningful to write. After all, they have done so much for our country and deserve our gratitude. Unfortunately, there's another thing currently on my mind and I if I put off mentioning Veteran's Day I will probably not end up posting anything (like what happens on most holidays). So, remember that today is Veteran's Day.

The thing that I wanted to post about refers to this right here. I follow the FRC (Family Research Council) a lot. They are not LDS and are not affiliated with our church at all. However, I do like most of the things they believe in and are fight for. I don't endorse all of their campaigns, but when I saw this one, I felt like it was something good. Mind you, my knowledge of politics is limited. However, I don't think it's ever wrong to pray for someone, especially people who are leading our country. If you feel like you are missing something in your prayers and you want to pray for one more person, I suggest you pray for Senator Jim DeMint. Thanks.

And once again, Happy Veteran's Day.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Heavenly Father Loves Me

Today there were biscuits and gravy for breakfast at the MTC. Now, biscuits and gravy is good, but I'm not one to decide to write a blogpost over food. So...use your imagination.

Anyway, yesterday the keys to the toilet paper dispenser disappeared. I had a clear memory of the previous sisters returning the keys. I looked at the garbage can sitting directly under the shelf and instantly knew they were there. (We're talking one of those bigger garbage cans that wasn't empty). They've never fallen before, but they did this time. It seems really silly to be grateful for toilet dispenser keys, but I'm grateful for a Heavenly Father who would help me find them without me even asking.

Today my cleaning circuit burnt out. Today we had cleaning checks. Normally that means that I stay up late the night before, do a little in the morning, leave work early to clean some more, and then I'm napping when the cleaning check lady comes. This time, I didn't even stay up that late. I didn't clean in the morning nor did I even attempt to come home early. Instead of napping I went to the devotional. (One of my former roommates gave the opening prayer). The only thing I was thinking on my way to the devotional was how I am tired of cleaning and can't do much more. Well, I'll have to, because in addition to cleaning checks today, my building at work has cleaning checks on Friday.

So there I was grumble grumble grumble. Then, well, did you see or hear the devotional? Professor Peek talked about her mission in Germany. It really made my day. It made me think about my mission and the people I met. I didn't know I was going to Italy. Every place I got transferred to was a surprise. I don't know if there was anyone that I was meant to find. But I did find people. I know exactly what it's like when your companion wants to work with someone. You try and try and try and it doesn't seem to go anywhere. So you try to calmly tell her that maybe we shouldn't waste our time. And then something happens and everything changes.

Honestly, I think the devotional itself was Heavenly Father calling out to me, "I love you!" Life is good.