Friday, May 29, 2009

Can't Get it Straight.

I don't know why I am having such a hard time getting motivated this semester!! Every time I am given an assignment I get all excited about all the cool things I could do with it, but actually getting it started and getting it done the way I want... that's a whole other story.

Things I should be doing consist of:
-going to bed early
-doing homework when I have down time
-actually spending time on my ceramics projects (i REALLY do want to...)
-spending more time on my photo assignments
-putting my portfolio/ BFA application together
-going to readings (the most boring class with the most boring teacher... maybe ill just dedicate a whole post to how boring that class is)
-studying for my tests
-going to the gym everyday
-preparing my Sunday lessons before Sunday

Things I am doing:
-laying out
-eating snow cones
-spending little to no time on my homework (or in the case of readings... just not doing it :( Ahhh... i have never done that before. YIKES)
-taking trips to Utah
-playing at the sandbar
-playing at the park
-eating at Big J's
-staying up too late talking about nothing
- playing flag football (I scored a touchdown last game :D )

I'm trying to figure out how to be better at time managing so that I can do it all because I really want to. AND I'm not about to give up being in the sun because the sun is hardly ever out so it's only natural and necessary that I spend time in it. It really shouldn't be that hard but I am finding it nearly impossible.

Goals for the week:
-Get homework done
-Get tan
-Eat a snoasis

...shouldn't be too hard, right???

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Falls and Sundance

Soo... I went to Utah for the weekend!! Pretty much a break that I have needed for a VERY VERY long time. Me and Jocelyn went to Bridal Vail Falls and Sundance for a nice Sunday stroll!! It was such a pretty day! The Falls. haha. I look like such a little hiker girl with my sweatshirt tied around my waist. The river that the falls went into.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Jonathan Canlas Photography

So I'm not really sure what I am going to do with my BFA when I get it... But Jonathan Canlas always makes me want to be this amazing of a wedding photographer.

ps. He came and gave a lecture at here for a group of us!!! It was so good!! THANKS JON!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bed too late, Up too early, Now too tired!

Since the beginning of the semester I don't think I have been getting as much sleep at night as I should be getting! A full night of rest can do a girl a lot of good! I try to tell myself this everynight around 9pm but then around 11 when I should be going to sleep is when everyone else starts to party! And... what college girl wants to miss out on a party with the roomies, right? Well... today I am feeling the consequences of these actions. What are they??? Well here's a whole list!

1. Didn't hear the alarm. Woke up. Checked the clock just to see. Was still very out of it. Read "8:30" am on the clock. Jumped out of bed frazzeled thinking that I woke up late for work AGAIN (yeah... I did that on Monday too. NOT a good thing). Started to hurry and get ready while I tried calling my boss. NO ONE answered. Tried to be quiet but couldn't help being in a hurry and accidentially slamming things. (SORRY GIRLS). Called work. No one answered. Checked the clock again and this time realized that it was not even 7 and I was NOT late for work. In fact. I still had a whole hour before I had to be there.
2. A little bit on edge. When I haven't slept in (what feels like) days I tend to be a little bit short with people. At work... not so much a good thing!
3. My attention span is short.
4. My logic is slightly off.
5. My hair looks like I just rolled out of bed.
6. I am very fidgety.
7. I don't want to do my homework. In fact... I don't want to do anything!!

My could have been going so much better if I had just gone to bed like a normal person at a normal hour. SERIOUSLY!!! 230??? WHY??? I could have maybe seen my clock right, been up with out waking up everyone else, been a little bit nicer to the people at work, I maybe would have gotten some homework done, I would have paid better attention in class, AND I wouldn't be blogging right now. My day could have already been going so much better.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ice Cream Enthusiast

Ice cream really is an invention unlike any other. You can go almost anywhere in the world and enjoy it because EVERYONE loves it. (Although some may prefer frozen yogurt or gelato or something else... its all the same basic concept.) Today, I tried Ben and Jerry Karamel Sutra which contains "A Core of Soft Caramel Encircled by Chocolate & Caramel Ice Creams & Fudge Chips." I am sure that it was the blending of the Fudge Chips and Ice Cream that made me love it so much. Usually, fudge chips in ice cream will add just that extra something to make it a perfect little treat!!! But here is the thing that I love specifically about Ben and Jerry's... not only is it Vermont's Finest and has the BEST names for each individual flavor, and tastes like something I would invent in a dream, but it comes in a Pint!! I love that it comes in a pint. It's just a good amount. It's a good amount to sit and eat with my girls when we're sad. It's a good amount to share when celebrating! It's a good amount to share at work... basically it's just the perfect amount for sharing and sharing is great! But it is also great to sit and eat by your self when you just want to eat some. All around.... B&J hit it right on the nose with their creation. Okay so they come in pint size... AND THEN... they have got the BEST NAMES for each flavor AND the flavors are endless!!! Half Baked, Phish Food, Chunky Monkey, Americone Dream, Peach Cobbler, etc. But they still just have the regulars that everyone loves too!!! Seriously... Ben and Jerry are the best!!!
I just thought this was kind of funny. It's a new flavor for the nre predidency... instead of yes, we can... its yes, pecan. so creative! I love it!!! this one just looked really good. A new one to try!!! :D

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Most Talked About Thing!

I heard somewhere that one of the things people talk about the most for "small talk" is the weather. But sometimes talking about the weather is really kind of...the weather is Rexburg is... depressing (for lack of a better word)! The wind yesterday was probably 60mph (NOT exaggerating)! It is May! I wanted to say "You're kidding, Rexburg... I have to walk up this stupid hill fighting the wind... You're FULL ON kidding!!!" So the wind made our power go out. It was out at home for about 3 hours. Our ward social got moved from the park to the girls lounge and the power was out there too. So we all got to sit in the lounge with out any electricity. No electricity = no refrigerator/ freezer = melted otter pops (not the worst thing that could happen but still otter pops are AMAZING when they do have some sort of frozen in them. These didn't have ANY haha). So the power went out AND THEN the internet was down. The internet at the ridge is probably the worst ever. I turned my computer on again this morning to see if it was working, it was not. It was lame. (Good thing I've got lots of free time at work to play online. Haha.) It was probably the windiest wind I have ever seen. I couldn't even do my photo assignment. It was impossible to do anything!! Haha. Seriously... I think that everything that could ever go wrong in Rexburg is directly related to the weather! 1 more year, only one more winter!!! I really just want summer to be here. I'm really hoping that by next week playing outside daily and walking to Horkley's and picnics and Rigby lake and the Sandbar and Wakeboarding (except the water will STILL be too cold) and all the fun things that come with the summer!! I'm really hoping it comes soon!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Book Binding!

So I am taking a book arts class and have to learn a book "structure" on my own that I can teach the class! Here are just a few that I have found!! The covers and extra decorations can be what I want them to be... I'm just looking at the stitching/ way it is bound!! Let me know what you think or which ones you like the best! I'm having trouble deciding (as always)!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Zones Assignment

Last week we were given an assignment in photo 2 where we had to use the zone system!!! I have been so nervous to learn this because all that I have heard about it is that it is so hard to understand!!! It really hasn't been too bad so far but Kristopher Orr and our friend Todd and me went out and did our assignment together!! Here are some of the images!!! :)
**All of these were shot on a Canon Rebel 35mm with 100 ISO b&w film**

Kristopher took this of me. I think I look a little large but I still like it okay!!! :)
We were laughing pretty hard because Kristopher was carrying all of our stuff. We thought he looked like some kind of tourist and I made him pose for this!! :)
So... this man kept on asking us what we were doing. I asked him if he wanted me to take his picture (while I was taking the picture of the wall and light thing...) and he told me he didn't want to break my camera. Naturally, I laughed and he agreed to let me take it!! This was the face he made... I kind of like how it turned out!
I just thought that this was a cool wall.
This was taken just behind the cocoa bean. It's of my friend Kristopher Orr.
This is another picture by Kristopher. I was shooting on a Hasselblad...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

iTouch Applications

I love that campus has WiFi because I can get on my iTouch anytime I like!! :) I have been obsessed with downloading applications!! Here are the newest additions to the collection!!

1. Google (Because googling is the best invention EVER)
2. Twitter (So I can stay updated with MB with out being near my comp:) )
3. Hymns (Because I am ALWAYS looking for a hymn book. Guess what!! Don't have to look any more. I've got it all under control)

I know they are nothing really exciting... but I just love searching for new ones all the time!! If there are any that you LOVE please let me know... so I can add them too!! :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Other Things to Do...

I'm at work and have like 50 pages for a class tomorrow to read... yeah... this sounded better! Here are the pictures from the coconut adventure that I meant to put up FOREVER ago!

UGh!!! I am so sick of school!!! AND... I'm so tired of the rain! I want it to stop but I really think it's impossible for Rexburg to have a good day of weather. Okay... maybe it's not impossible... but it really feels like it sometimes! Haha

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