Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kalood

I'm not really sure what I'm endorsing here, but these guys were in the BYU business competition. So, yeah. I think this is a site that offers you coupons. How they make money...I'm not really sure. If you go here and sign up, I some how get credit?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Year Mark

A year ago today I got home late Friday night to a loving family who welcomed me back from my mission. Time is an interesting thing. As you approach something in the distance, you can think to yourself, "I'm not ready." But from the time you recognize that you're not ready to the point looming in the future, you get ready.

I wanted to stay fresh off my mission forever. I didn't want to reach the year mark. Here it is whether I like it or not. I don't feel fresh off the mission anymore though. I still think about my mission constantly, but I think that will happen throughout my life.

I got to celebrate my year mark by going to the Festival of Colors. That was fun. Welcome spring. I love life. I wish I could say that again but in this elaborate sentence that would convey how much I love life. Unfortunately, diction was never my strength. Communication was never my strength. That's okay, though, because I love life!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

So you know how when you're a kid you go through different phases and you never know what you want to be. Then you enter college and it's the same story. Well, I've been trying to decide on how I could best help the world. I'm still not entirely sure. However, I love what the Family Research Council does a lot. If I were to get involved with politics, I don't think there's a different organization I'd rather work with.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Evaluations

Sometimes after a date (especially when I know nothing will come out of it anyway) I feel the urge to ask for an evaluation. If I could, I would ask questions like:

Did you have fun?
Do you enjoy talking to me?
Would you go on another date?
Did I talk too much?
Did I talk enough?
What are qualities that you are looking for in an Eternal Companion that you feel that I lack?
What signals did you think that I was sending?
How could I improve my dating skills and/or etiquette?

Unfortunately such an evaluation is not practical. No one wants to analyze a date like this. It just causes awkwardness.

What if I paid a guy to fill out this form? I can see the advertisement right now. "Free date night with girl. The only obligation is to fill out an evaluation sheet at the end." Can money take away awkwardness?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kidnapped

This morning, after my one class, I set out on my way home. It didn't take long before I ran into a girl in my ward. So I decided to chat it up. I should have run while I could.

Then a friend came up. "You're going to Russia," he said to me. My first thought: No, I don't have the money. "My class got cancelled today so I'm going with you." Then I understood.

"Noooo," I moaned, but to no avail.

Sometimes it's good when people push you to do things you should be doing. So today I went to Russia 202 for the second time. It was fun. It reminded me that I don't remember enough Russian to get by. I should study more.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blessings

Before this story can make sense, I need to tell you two things about me you may or may not know.

1. I have a skewed sense of timing. Sometimes I don't actually think things through with how long they will take.
2. I hate being late. I have been known to skip out on some things because I was more than ten minutes late.

So, at 11:30 this morning, I got a call from a friend (who will remain anonymous to protect her privacy) asking if I could take her to the Health Clinic. Normally I would be willing to give a ride. However, I had a class at 12. In my mind I couldn't see a way for me to be able to give her a ride and make it to class on time. (Please note the two points about myself). Luckily, there's a guy in my class who's also in my ward. (His name will remain anonymous just because). A little voice in my head said, "Aubry, if there was ever a day that you could skip class, today would be that day." So off I went to give my friend a ride to the health clinic.

When I got back, I realized that it was something like 11:48. I would be late to class, but it wouldn't be awful. I didn't have to skip class. I could do it. So, off I went. I didn't get far before I reached my roommate Savannah (who is the only person in this story who is not going to remain anonymous). "Aubry!" she said. "What time is your class?"

I offered a weak smile. "Twelve."

"Do you want a ride?"

"Would you? Could you?" is not what I said. But that was the general idea.

I was NOT late to class. In fact, I got there with time to spare. The moral of the story is that Heavenly Father looks after His children. He got His daughter to the Health Center and He got His other daughter to her class on time. In the end it's as if I did nothing. It's almost as if Savannah was the one who saved the day and I just somehow got caught in the middle.

And I have to say today was a REALLY good day...for me anyway :)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Random Happy Thought

For my econ class, we are allowed to do homework in groups of four. We usually do our homework on Saturday and one of the guys in our group types it up on his computer. Then homework is due on Thursday. I put it out of my brain from Saturday to Thursday and always hope that the guy remembers to bring the homework.

This week he said he wouldn't be able to turn it in. So he would email it to another member of the group who would turn it in. So, this week I've thought about it a bit more than usual because we were out of routine. Before class started, I asked the substitute turner-inner if he had the homework. He responded positively and all is well.

I also hardly ever check my email before class because I wake up and go right to work. Sometimes I get to a computer before class, most of the time I don't. When I finally got around to checking my email, I discovered I had an email from our substitute turner-inner informing us the homework was done. So I had nagged him for no reason. Ah, but then I read the last line of the email. "Aubry, please remind me to actually turn it in." See, that's why I nag people. I'm psychic and know that's their desire even if I never get around to reading the email.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Institute Wins Again

Last week's institute was the inspiration to my post two posts ago called "Still Learning." And now Institute wins again.

I've had a question going on in my head a while now from my mission. The question relates faith and the Priesthood. It's interesting, the brethren in our church get more lessons in church about the Priesthood than the women do. That's natural. They're the ones that hold the Priesthood. In Sunday School growing up, I was used to having all of the answers. Yesterday I was reminded that I'm no longer twelve years old and there's still a lot of things I don't know. I got to learn things I had never heard before and it answered some questions from my mission.

So, this post is basically just bearing my testimony of institute. These last two weeks have really been a help to me.