Just wanted to throw that out there.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
For the past few days I have been sick. Sore throat, stuffy nose the usual cold. But this morning when I woke up, my voice was like 4 octaves lower than normal. I sound like Louis Armstrong or something. Not my best. To make it worse, I need to call places in DC to set up appointments for internship interviews etc. and I have to prepare my vocal chords for singing in Guitar’s Unplugged. This had better all go away real quick.
Monday, May 24, 2010
So today I was all about studying in the Spori, and by studying I mean searching for the perfect internship. My class started at 2:00 and I had a perfect 30 minutes to get things figured out before heading to class. Internship search proved to be unproductive and I reluctantly headed to class at 1:50. No joke, 15 minutes into class the fire alarm went off. Then entire class sat hesitantly waiting, wondering if it would cease in a matter of seconds. When the piercing noise persisted, we dragged ourselves outside into the bleak Rexburg weather.
Who would pull a fire alarm at 2:15 on a Monday when it wasn’t even sunny outside? I mean, I could understand it if there were some sort of temptation of a tan, but no. We stood freezing our butts off until Sister Hansen decided to lead our entire class to the Kirkham to finish out the remaining 20 minutes.
I can’t wait until the next issue of the Scroll so I can figure out the mystery of the fire alarm. Maybe I should just form my own cast of Scooby Doo and solve the mystery myself. Besides, I’ve always had a HUGE crush on Velma.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Today in Sunday School, we learned about Deborah in Judges 4. I hadn’t really studied the story of Deborah, or the underlying principles contained in Judges, but I am really happy we did today. To sum things up: Deborah was a prophetess and she helped Barak to deliver Israel. Our teacher (who is also my FHE mom) asked us who in our lives were Deborahs to us, who had been a friend and helped guide us? Well I wanted to take this time and devote a bit of my blog to these friends.
Stuart Spieth. Stu is and will always be one of those people you can rely on. It is so strange to me that we’re friends after all these years. We seem to be so different, yet so compatible. He was and is the friend who helped me grow in the gospel. Without him, I don’t know if I’d be at school at BYU-Idaho, and I don’t know if I would be as well versed in gospel subjects. He is a Deborah.
Rick Roper. Rick is my best college friend. I don’t know how we became friends, but through all our childishness and playful fights, I grew to love this kid. He has really made such an impact on my life, how I look at things and how I attack challenges. He is always there for me uplifting me, making fun of me, calling me out on my laziness and making me a more fun individual. I’m convinced that we need to live next to each other once we’re married, now I just have to convince him to move to Africa.
Julie Larson. Julie is one of a kind. She has the biggest heart and is always striving to be the best person in every aspect. Her devotion to the Lord is unbelievable. She has really taught me how to handle my life, and to look beyond the surface of problems. She is the best person to talk to about life as well. She is so understanding and never judgmental.
Marisa Hansen. Marisa is incredible. She is so positive and supportive. I don’t know if I would’ve been able to make it through winter semester without her. She knows just what you need, and is such a dedicated friend. I know that I can ALWAYS rely on her, no matter what.
Kami Oliver & Kira Middleton. Kami and Kira share a line because they are inseparable in my mind. They are two of the San Diego greats. I am so blessed to know them. Kami keeps things lively, and Kira (when hopped up on sugar) gets her going. They are so much fun to be around, but can also be serious and are always willing to help out a friend.
Dave Borchardt. I never would’ve thought that Dave and I would become friends, but we have and I can’t imagine my life without him. He is such a great kid, and really knows how to keep you laughing. He has such a positive outlook on life, and his relaxed lifestyle shows me that I don’t need to be so stressed out.
Caitlin Hendrickson. Caitlin has changed my life in so many ways. She has opened my eyes to the world and shown me the important things in life. She knows who she is and will not allow her standards to be compromised, and I really admire her in that. She is also very adaptable and accommodating, something I need to work on, but she exemplifies it so well.
Winter semester Lifeline group. Angie, Tashina and Matt helped me develop a college personality all my own. They are some of the greatest people I have met up here at school, and will always be an influence in my life.
There are so many more roommates, wardmates, classmates, and other mates that have played an integral roll in who I am and are continually helping me become a better person. I just don’t have time to mention everyone. If you’re reading this, it is probably because I love you, or you’re stalking me. Either way, you’re an amazing person for sitting through this. Look for the Deborahs in your life. They’re there and they’re amazing.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tonight I went to the Nashville Tribute Band concert, and it was great. I went to their concert in the fall and it was amazing then too. It gave me a lot to think about. First thing I couldn't stop think about was how different my life was in the fall, and how I never expected to be where I am at right now. I was planning on spending my summer in El Salvador, but here I am stuck in Rexburg for another semester of school. The Lord is so funny with the way he puts our lives together.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I think I've finally realized that being a guy means being a stalker. My roommates are the best guys in the world, but they are slowly teaching me this principle - but not in a bad way. Look at it this way: Guy meets girl. Guy thinks girl is cute. Guy finds out the girls friends or apartment number so he can ask her out. Guy shows up uninvited to get her number/date. Guy wins in this endeavor and has a fun time on a Saturday night. Maybe it's not to the extreme that we think stalkers to be, but it is a slight version of the creepy phenomenon that is sweeping the BYU-Idaho campus. So basically that is now my life as a single person. Stalking people. Good grief. Never thought I'd say that.