Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I'm excited about this. My English 292 (British Literature) teacher is amazing and I like his style. Because I am so impressed with him, I want to be the best student he has ever had. (I can't help it, I am a people pleaser at heart.) Anyways, yesterday he passed around a paper that called for papers to be published in the literary criticism magazine on campus. Normally, I just pass these flyers along, but this time, I actually wrote down the information. I went to talk to him today and I am really excited. I have no idea what I am going to write about, but I will figure that out later. The paper should be about 15-20 pages, which is a little longer than what I'm used to, but I can do it! It would look really good on a resume to say that I have actually been published. Even though I am not technically an English major (history major, english minor) but I think I can contribute. Also, there is an English conference later on this year, and my teacher is in charge of that. He basically guaranteed me entrance into the conference. WOo! Here's for being a teacher's pet!
So, basically, it is going to be more work, but what the heck. When have I ever said no to putting more on my plate?
I wonder if there is an undergraduate history conference? THAT would be exciting too. Oooh, I like pondering new things.
Anyway, that is what is new.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Kautokeino Rebellion

International Cinema. Done it again.
I can't watch a movie there without leaving the room in tears. I cried through the last 15 min of the movie, walked home in a state of shock, then got home to tell Shannon the whole affair and cried AGAIN!
This was a very sad affair. These native people of Norway, they didn't want to pay alcohol debts but this evil, greedy store clerk got the church and the government involved and then these innocent men were arrested without charge. And they needed to help their wives get the reindeer in and it was so unfair! And then two of the men were executed, beheaded, and this little boy saw the whole thing and it was so so so so sad.
That is why I cried.
But they spoke Norwegian, mostly...
only highlight of the movie.
it was good but sad.
i am done.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Busy Bee

It is a silly wish of mine every weekend that it will be opposite of my weekdays. But they are always as busy as everyday anyway. I'm not complaining. I love having my days filled with friends, family and acquaintences. I love people.

It is my biggest dream, when I grow up, to have this cute little house, and have it be warm and delicious smelling inside and having it stuffed to the brim with people. I want the kind of house that people can just run into, no need to knock, with kids (mine or neighborhood kids) who call me mom and I will always have something delicious to eat to offer to people.

Woah. Sorry to get lost on that sidenote. My weekend. So my roommate from freshman year turned 21! And to celebrate, we had afternoon tea at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. It was so fancy! And it was so good to visit with Ali and celebrate this milestone in her life with her. There was a handful of girls, mostly from her high school, but they were such neat girls, like it just reaffirmed the fact that if you are already friends with someone, the chances that you will like their friends is pretty good. So good afternoon. AND!!! It was hightened by the fact that I found this AMAZING dress for the party! I took Shannon shopping with me on Friday, but we couldn't find anything. Stupid mall. I tend to have a very specific image in my mind of what I want to look like. So most of the time, I don't find anything at all. I wish it was easier to make clothes. I would be so stylish. Hah! If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.

Anyways, Friday was fun but I still need a dress so Saturday morning, I went out on my own to a couple of places. And I found a dress that was perfect. So stylish, so flattering. And only fifteen bucks! I is a smart shopper. Mah! So I hurried and got some groceries and ink! (very important) So I dashed home, got ready in just enough time to fly (as in drive really fast) up to SLC and made it just in time for the party. Had a really fun time (so fancy) and then came back down to Provo to find everyone gone to Adult Session of Stake Conference. Oops. So I made banana bread and watched "Smokey and the Bandit" (burt reynolds...so funny) I will have to tell you about that later. (Only 5 bucks!) And then Debra called! Game night! So after the movie, I dashed over there and had a blast, chatting it up with really cool people. And we played Cranium. Me and Debra talked smak. *shrug* It's what we do. ;) Neither of our teams won. Ha! Then I came back home and went to sleep. Good day. Busy, but good.

I think life is never going to slow down. Ever. So I guess I will just have to get used to flying so fast.

zooM, zooM, ZOOM!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Manly Men

So, me being me, I dislike Halloween intensely. You would think that dressing up and exaggerated makeup would be right up my alley right? Well, yes, until I got about twelve. Then Halloween stopped being about being creative and started being scary. I don't DO scary. Trust me. If you haven't had the opportunity to watch a movie with me, then you wouldn't understand. I get very into my movies. So scary movies scare me right out of my pants. So this year, to avoid all of that mess that comes with grown up Halloween, I escaped home to my parent's house and helped my little sister extract candy from nice neighbors. AND more importantly, I rented old movies. Like, my favorite pastime EVER! I got The Four Feathers(1977), Captain Horatio Hornblower....Gregory Peck is amazing!!!!!.... (1951), and Captain Blood...dang it, they don't make 'em how they used to!!!.... (1935). On our way back into town, me and Denay started making a list of actors, or characters or just awesome men in general who epitomize the essence of manhood. Here is what we got so far...
(if you feel that we have missed someone essential, please comment. We want to celebrate as many awesome manly men as possible...)
  • Gregory Peck
  • also: Atticus Finch, Horatio Hornblower
  • Cary Grant
  • also: Dr. Praetorious
  • Errol Flynn
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • aka grumpy man, but a man nonetheless...
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Paul Newman
  • Yul Brenner
  • Steve McQueen
  • Rhett Butler
  • from Gone with the Wind
  • Mike Rowe
  • aka "Dirty Jobs" host
  • Henry Feversham
  • from "The Four Feathers" book
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • aka Jim Caviezel
  • Sean Connery
  • James Garner
  • Robert Redford
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • George Clooney
  • Fred Astaire
  • Tom Burlingson
  • aka The Man from Snowy River
  • Will Smith
  • Superman in the Gym (earlier blog post...)
  • Batman
  • Val Kilmer
  • Sully
  • aka the mountain man from "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman"
  • Robin Williams
  • because of Jumanji, Bicenntenial Man, Genie, and Mork
  • Robert Downey Jr.
Nay says Patrick Swayze...but I disagreed...he goes on a maybe list.

There, there I can't think of anymore at this moment. Got any ideas? Let me know! :D