Sunday, February 28, 2010

If the hands of time were hands that I could hold!

Things are flying by so fast! Yet again, another weekend has come and gone. No worries though, I have enjoyed every minute of it, for various reasons.
All of which are utterly delicious and I will share them with you now. This order is not necessarily mean they come in this order, they just uploaded in that way.
Exhibit a:

CARY GRANT. Or in other words, known as Dr. Praetorius from 'People Will Talk'. Hands down, one of my favorite movies of all time. Cary Grant is beautiful. Dr. Noah Praetorius is one of the best characters in film, so smart, loving, generous and Good. Just plain good. I made one of my good friends, Nick Vigil watch it with me this weekend. I told him about it but surprisingly, my estatic rendtion of the plot didn't do the movie justice. So he came, we watched. Everyone was edified. Good things happen when Cary Grant is on the scene...

Exhibit b: Sister mine. Denay Beddes. Affectionately known as Nay. I have other names for her, but they don't make sense to most people. Mainly just me. She doesn't even like the names I pick out for her. Anyways, me and nay played this weekend! All of her roommates were gone this weekend, so I slept over at her place! It was fun sleeping somewhere else than my bed. And nay is so good, learning so much. And funny too...
We were watching a movie once, (not this weekend, but it's funny) 'Bright Star' about John Keats. He had a brother. Nay turns to me and says, "If his brother stayed alive, they would have been known as a pair of Keats." parakeets. You get it? Yup, that pretty much sums up Nay's humor.
Exhibit c: Karina MAY!!!! Oh my goodness, I love this girl. I love that she loves what she does and who she is. I love that we can literally talk for HOURS and never repeat anything we say. I love that her friends are just as unique and amazing as she is. I love how smart and talented and creative she is. And...she makes me laugh and think. Not necessarily at the same time, but you know I admire it. We played this weekend. Watched her brother's roommate play guitar at someone's house. The house was CLEARLY packed beyond the fire code. But you know, we had fun. THE Ceiling was SPARKLY. That in and of itself makes it a great weekend.

Exhibit d: My friend suggested this book. I read it. It's good. This picture just symbolizes my love for books and literature in general. They open up such worlds that make you think and feel and become better people. I love suggesting books to people and getting suggestions in return. You share something in common with them, making your friendship stronger and also expanding your horizons at the same time. Wow. So good.
K, i'm done. Till Next Time.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Missionaries: Round Two

Goodness, I do love helping out at the MTC on Monday afternoons. It is just a good feeling being around missionaries that are trying soOOoo hard to be good and learning the language. And I must admit that it helps that they find me incredibly knowledgeable at this early stage. They don't know better. Last week, the large group of missionaries that I have been working with for the last two months decided to up and leave. No, really, they finally got to go to Norway. so jealous. Anyways, so this week is the first week that this new group, only two, have been in the MTC. I can't imagine what it would be like to only have one other person in the whole MTC that was going to go with you. Either you learn to like them really fast or you learn patience super quick. Either way, this will be fun to be with them and watch them grow throughout the next couple of weeks.
Other than that, things are pretty much same old, same old.
Let you know what changes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"The Baffled King Composing Hallelujah"

Hallelujah is used to express praise or joy. At least, that is what the internet tells me and it makes sense to me. For the President's day weekend, me and the roomies went to southern Utah. We went for a little walk in Zions. Beautiful, beautiful. Looking at all of this physical glory, puts me in awe of the Lord's creative powers once again.
The desert definitely has some good points...

The sky so blue, the rocks so orange...

Look! A swamp in the desert! So GREEN!

And a heart made out of stone...

And no one could ask for two better gals!

*the title comes from "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. AMAZING song! I just found it, like last week. I like the version sung by Kurt Nilsen.
He was the World Idol winner, from NORWAY! *sigh* So good. So good. Sometimes, I feel like this, confused at the state of things but still thankful for what I've got. Poor King David...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Paint

The JFSB is my home. There is no denying it. I am a history major. My department and one of my bosses has his office on the 2nd floor. I am an english minor. The english dept is on the 4th floor. I am also minoring in scandinavian studies. Guess which floor they are on...the 3rd. And the basement is where all the classes are. So yes, the JFSB and me are friends. But over the past couple of days, there has been something new to the JFSB which made it mine even more. Paint. :) BYU's paint crew has been hard at work repainting all of the dings and scuffs on the walls of the JFSB. The whole building smells of it. And I love it.
Call me crazy (which I may very well be) but I do love the smell of paint.
I blame my paint crew summer job. Spending three months surrounded by paint chemicals and turpentine makes it enduring after awhile. Thus, the smell of paint in the JFSB has made me very happy.
Cool, huh?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Favorite Things

I know that I change my blog a lot. But that is just my nature. I like change. My hair, my clothes, my blog... you get the picture. I keep swinging from whimsical to sensible. Hopefully someday I will find a nice inbetween. :) Until then...
Anyways, here are a few of my favorite things, as the Sound of Music song lead me to ponder on.

Like these fine gentlemen. Oh Dino! My heart!
Speaking of Dinos...I think this shirt is adorable. It's labeled "childlike glee." I feel this aptly describes me.

I love roses. And this wedding dress is so pretty with the roses built into the dress. It's dramatic but oh so natural in a way. Like, the roses just bloom, it doesn't look like it has been man-handled..

And...I love bubbles. There is this old poem by William Canton: "They glide, they dart, they soar, they break.Oh, joyous little daughter, What lovely coloured worlds we make, What crystal flowers of water!...To her enchanted with the gleam, The glamour and the glory, The bubble home's a home of dream, And I must tell its story." Beautiful, so true.
The End!