Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I went snowboarding yesterday and it was one of the best days ever! I feel like I've finally got the hang of it and can now officially call myself a snowboarder rather than just a person who goes snowboarding sometimes. I can't wait to get back out there!

Ok, so this isn't me in the picture. The battery for my camera wasn't charged yesterday so I couldn't take any pics of the awesome day.

It was snowing quite a bit and there was a ton of powder and we found a lift that wasn't very crowded. So, all together that makes a recipe for amazingness.

Monday, December 14, 2009

just once

Everyone has a list of things they want to do in their life. Among a few of mine are:

smash grapes with my feet (avoiding this)
kiss under the northern lights
do a triathlon

Along with the afore mentioned, another one is stay at a capsule hotel in Japan. The basic idea is that of a hostel, but with modifications. It's like a more personalized hostel and probably more sanitary. Here are a some pictures and this video to explain what I mean. The video seems to have been made by a vacationing group of moms but gives a pretty good idea of what this hotel is all about.

Something about them makes me want to get inside.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I'm going to blame it on the extremely cold weather.

Lately I have been surprising myself at the amount of food I consume. I stuff my face and then about 15 minutes later I'm ready to start snacking again. I haven't been working out really at all (due to, once again, the cold weather and the demands of the last few weeks of school) so I can't say that I'm burning more calories. Or, does your body burn more calories in the winter to keep itself warm? Is this true?

For example, today we had a work Christmas party at Brick Oven. I was pretty hungry and decided to get the soup and salad bar. I filled a huge plate of salad and ate it. Then I filled a huge bowl of hearty chicken noodle soup and downed it. Then I ate like 2 big slices of garlic bread and put some of this cheesy spinach dip on top. Or course I had to get a plate of fruit and had to finish it all off with some chocolate mousse at the end. Oh, don't forget the 2 glasses of Dr. Pepper. Maybe that doesn't sound like a lot to you, but to me it seemed like a lot. After I left the restaurant I got to work and have been munching on the candies we've got going in the office. I keep justifying myself in saying that "it's the holiday season, you can eat whatever you want!"

I'm not interested in gaining weight for the winter, but maybe I just have to accept the ways of nature and deal with it.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Found this today

I'm at work and a little bored, so I googled my name and this is what came up:

I find it especially interesting because I was born in Illionios.

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Musics

So, over Thanksgiving break I made a list of songs that I like. Here are some of the winners:

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Body Language - Jesse McCartney
Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
Lollipop - Mika
Fireflies - Owl City
Forever - Chris Brown (plus this video comes with a little something extra)
911 and that ipod song - Sean Kingston
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

I hope you enjoy them like I do.

Which one is your favorite?

Why do you like or dislike the songs listed above?
Any comments are welcome, whether they be for or against.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

When you work at a library . . .

crazy things happen.

So, I'm just sitting here at my desk like I do at work when all of a sudden I hear some major commotion from the back of the library. I looked up from my screen to find this tall, skinny kid wearing khaki pants, a green t-shirt, and a black jacket come speeding up the aisle. I was shocked. He was running at full speed toward the exit in no quiet sort of manner. I watched him as he banged on the door to open it, I think with the intention to not slow down his momentum, and as he entered into the atrium. I was a little nervous actually because I saw that he was trying to catch up with someone who had just walked out and thought that maybe I was going to have a security issue on my hands. Turns out that as soon as he got out to the atrium he was fine and walked up the stairs with some guy quite calmly and collectedly. I looked around at the other people in the library and caught the eye of some kid who also saw the whole thing and we exchanged understanding looks. Then he came over and asked me out . . . (ok not really). It's interesting to me that what some of us might find totally embarrassing others find completely acceptable.

That kid is special, not just like everyone else.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Times are a changin'

I work at the Harold B. Lee Library. I mostly sit at a desk and wait for people to ask me questions. Inquiries range from things that actually have to do with the library to any random topic imaginable. On many occasions, like tonight, students are not in need of assistance so I find myself with a lot of spare time on my hands.

The librarians have caught on. They give us student workers tedious "projects" as they call them to keep us occupied. I got mine several weeks ago. Back the era of the early saints of the LDS church a publication began known as the Relief Society Bulletin (or magazine) a precursor to the Church's modern publications such as the Ensign. The entire collection has been put on an online database which enables people to search specific articles, advertisements, and recpies (of course it has recipes, it's from the Relief Society). My job, is to go through each article, each advertisement, each editorial, and so on to make sure they were entered into the database correctly.

Naturally, as I do this, my eye catches bits and pieces of the text. Today, that happened and unlike other days, a chain of thought was put into effect. Here is the excerpt: "An understanding of art will aid in teaching young people how vulgar and inartistic are rag-time and rag dancing." My initial reaction to such a thought was to giggle. How could anyone think that rag-time is inappropriate? However, as I thought a little longer this became a growing concern. If rag-time was considered vulgar in 1914 and now is not, what from our day that now is offensive will become something to be mocked at in later years because the moral standards of society are dropping or maybe disappearing? Think of something from contemporary society that you find repulsive, crude, and tasteless and imagine your children finding their favorite past-times as engaging in such activities. Where is our world headed?

Maybe that is why Sister Dalton of the General Young Women's Presidency is calling for a "Return to Virtue." We all know that our world is only going to get more wicked, but we don't have to be a part of it.

Anyway, crazy what you can learn from so few words.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Time for a change

I just thought I'd try a little something new. This blog to get free blog backgrounds is great. I loved most of them and was sad I couldn't use more than one at a time. But for now, this is what we've got.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


  • you are at work and really bored and wishing you could go home but can't because you need money to survive.
  • you see a kid in the library wearing a bright yellow Fresh Prince of Bel Air t-shirt and you are really happy about it.
  • you want to eat Cafe Rio.
  • you wish that your room would magically clean itself.
  • you can't get the phrase "can I get a what what?" out of your head.
  • boys are incomprehensible.
  • the #10 headphones get stolen from the library and people keep asking for them but you have to tell them no.
  • you wonder what you're going to do with your life.
  • you wish you could go back to Peru. Who's with me?
  • it's 7:40 in the pm.
  • you take 2 showers in one day (but if you're Katie you do that all the time).
  • you are a samecestor which might be a tragedy or a travesty, I'm not really sure.
  • you try to make a really long list of things that aren't important.
  • the technological world is too much to handle and you wish that none of it had been invented so that we would appreciate the real world.
  • you accidentally erase A LOT of songs off of your ipod.
  • you see people talking to themselves as they walk around the library.
  • you keep not watching The Office because you need to catch up on the previous season first.
  • you try to win a free laptop even though you know deep down it's a hoax.
  • your Biology 100 teacher wears a bright blue Hawaiian shirt with jeans, a purple belt, and tennis shoes to class and strangely enough you think it looks good on him.
  • at work you are required to learn that the two pillars standing at the entrance to Solomon's Temple are named Jachin and Boaz.
  • this post ends and the writer and invites you to contribute to the list if you feel so inclined.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Probably the best thing that has happened in a long time

You guys,

I hope that everyone take a look at this. I laughed a lot and was utterly amazed.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Worst thing ever . . .

When you buy some fries and they're not even salty.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My blog is boring

I'm sorry everyone. I really don't have a huge desire to write on my blog. I only got it because my friends demanded one of me. Look, see what happens when you do things unwillingly? They fail.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Papa la Huancaina

September 2nd
7:00 pm
Macey's Little Theater (a.k.a. Macey's grocery store)
Peruvian Food
Teacher: Me
Cost: Free
Deliciousness: A LOT
Should you come? Si

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

4th of July

I don't know who to address this to because I don't know who reads this. Anyway, I though I'd update this sucker because it's been over a year and a half. So, on the 4th of July my brother hooked up an american flag to his Jeep and we drove around spreading 4th of July cheer. Which, included a sweet techno version of "America the Beautiful" and the classic "God Bless the USA." It was really fun. Some were fans, and some were not. Here are some pics:

Thumbs up for America.

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