Wednesday, December 30, 2009

hmmm... Tempting

Today i got an invitation to this group on facebook. I havent hit ignore or confirm yet, its still just sitting there. The description in the group says:

"Maybe you've done it before, maybe you haven't. Maybe you think it's just for old people in big cities.Well, you might be right, but it's also a lot of good fun."

Well, I have never done it. and i do kinda think it is for old people, or at least desperate people. (yup, the same desperate people that call those dating hotlines that you see late at night on the TV) I dont think i fit into either one of these descriptions, but still. The idea of it is kind of tempting, for that reason. What is it really like? Who are the people that actually go to these? Is it a bunch of awkward boys that dont know how to talk to girls any other way (or vice versa) or a bunch of boys that just 'love the ladies' and get their numbers anyway they can. Do people actually do speed dating? Have any of you done speed dating?

Bottom line is, Speed dating in a college town intrigues me.

Monday, December 21, 2009

8 things i never said...

So i stole this idea from a note on facebook written by my friend Heather. I thought it was an interesting idea, and so i am writing one of my own. To anyone that knows me, knows that it takes some prying to get my true feelings out, So this is a little different for me to just put them out there for all to see. Enjoy.

Directions: write a series of statements, intended to different people- things you've always wanted to tell them. Never tell which one is whom.

Statement #1.
Thanks for always being there. Since I met you, you've always been one of the greatest examples to me. You always were the strongest one out of all of us, and you always knew exactly who you were, and never pretended to be anything else. I miss you so much, but i know you are doing great things right now. I thought for a while our friendship was over, but out of all my friendships. Yours has been the longest and strongest. Thank you for everything.

Statement #2.
Your the only guy I have said i love you to. I wasnt sure i meant it then, but looking back, i think I did. I was so unsure of who i was, that there was no way i could be what you needed. Althought you never seemed to think so, I gave it all i had to give at that time, but in the end it came down to fear. Fear that it might be real, that it might go somewhere beyond "the curse". So i let you go. Although, two years later, i still miss you and wonder what might have been if i had just had the courage to let it progress, I know myself now better than i ever would, had i stayed with you. It took being with you, to realize how much i needed to find myself. and for that i have no regrets for what happened between us. You always seemed to be the type that would never be happy until he found a girl that could love you as much as you loved them, and now you have found it. You seem happy when i see you. And i am happy for you.

Statement #3.
I know we were never Super close, but I still consider you a really good friend. It makes me really sad when i see where you are at in life. I dont know how we all ended up in such different places. I wish i would have tried harded to be a better example. I wish we would have been closer. I wish we still stayed in contact, but just know that i will always be here if you need anything.

Statement #4.
I dont know what it is about you that made such an impact on me. I dont know why i still think about you every day. I dont know what even happened between us. But i do know that there were alot of things that i didnt say because i thought you didnt want to hear them, and i regret it. Ive never fallen for someone so hard or so fast. You made me realize how the guys i usually date feel because for the first time i put in my all and was willing to try and make it work, and you were too scared, its usually the other way around. I secretly hope that someday something will work out, but i feel like for the most part, you just dont care about me anymore.

Statement #5.
You are so much stronger than you think you are. You really are SO amazing, and SO caring. You never give yourself enough credit for anything, and probably never will. But it kills me to watch someone as amazing as you be that hard on yourself. I look up to you so much, You have gone through things that most people never will, and you do it with a smile on your face. You have a passion for the things you love and its so admirable. I can always be myself around you, and i love that. Thanks for your example and your friendship, you have become one of my very best friends.

Statement #6.
You helped me through a time of my life when i felt so alone. I felt like no one cared about me, but you were always there to listen to my complaints. You were the reason i stayed at Utah State, the reason I joined the A-team, The reason I came out of my shyness shell. Thank you. So much, thank you. I have never known anyone so selfless as you. I knew if i ever needed anything, day or night, you would be there with a smile on your face and a laugh to go along with it. You taught me to think of others first. That everything is funny if you look at it the right way. I'm sorry im terrible at staying in contact, but you will always be one of my dearest friends.

Statement #7.
Why cant you just forgive him? You are tearing your family apart. You are breaking your siblings hearts, so many tears of been shed because of this grudge you are holding. It was Grandma's dying wish that the family still got together and stayed close, and you make it miserable to get together with everyone. You are making people choose sides within a family, and that is not fair. For everything you know about the gospel and christ and the commandments... You sure have held this grudge for a long time. It didnt even happen to you. It happened to your daughter, and she's not bitter. GET OVER IT.

Statement #8.
You were there for me when i was finally turning my life around, becoming a happier person, beginning to love the gospel because i wanted to, not because my parents did. You know who you are and never pretend to be anything else. I didnt treat you the way i should have. I have never told you what a big impact you made that first summer we lived together, and even though i don't see you that often anymore, it always makes me so happy when i do! I hope to stay in contact with you for the rest of my life.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Never heard a truer story.

Committees are the death of all design...

I found this video on my friend MacKays blog. This is how i feel 80% of the time when i am at work.

Monday, December 7, 2009

More projects

I uploaded a couple more projects to my other blog... Take a look:

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Why I love Aggie Basketball....

Yesterday, the cougars came to visit the spectrum. 10,270 fans showed up and got into the game, with a couple thousand turned away. Most students showed up 3 or 4 hours before the game started and some as early as Tuesday morning. (well done Scott, you deserve the front row!)

The students that got in.... this was 30 minutes before the game started and all the seats were already taken.

I'll admit it, I'm not that into sports, but when it comes to Aggie basketball... nothing is better. Some may think the crowd is over the top and flat out rude, but the chants, cheering, and taunting of the other team is what gives being part of the student section its energy. Everyone is in unison. Everyone (for the most part) is in blue, and Its always packed.

When introducing the other team... the student section all turn around..
but their signs were all still shown.

Here are some of my favorite chants:

Number FIVE
When we are up by a significant amount:
"up by 20" or "up by 30"

Number FOUR
When someone from our team shoots a free throw everyone puts their hands in the air and it is quiet. When they make the shot everyones hands go down and the crowd says "whoosh"

everyone with their hands up, right before the 'whoosh'

Number THREE
when a player from the other team shoots an airball, for the rest of the game whenever that player has the ball the crowd chants "airball" at them in unison

Number TWO
When a player fowls out the crowd chants
"left" when he takes a step with his left foot "right" when he steps on his right, and continues to chant this even when they just shift their weight back and forth until they finally sit down and the cheering erupts.

Number ONE
select few students pointing at the jumbo tron: "
is that not a score board",
rest of the crowd
pointing at the jumbo tron: "Yes that is a score board"
select few students: "i
s that not a 70",
rest of the crowd: "
Yes that is a 70"
select few students: "
is that not a 55",
rest of the crowd: "
Yes that is a 55"
select few students pointing at utah states team:
is that not the winning team",
rest of the crowd: "
Yes that is the winning team"
select few students pointing at other team:
is that not the losing team",
rest of the crowd: "
Yes that is the losing team"
Everyone pointing at utah state: "
Winning team"
Everyone pointing at other team: "losing team"
Again, again, and again.

"winning team, losing team, winning team, losing team."

student section 'herding' the cows.

I just have to throw this picture into the mix... because if you dont love the scotsman song, you are not a true aggie. There is nothing better than a stadium full of students 'herding' and 'milking' cows to a song that goes:

"show me the scotsman who doesnt love the thistle,
show me an englishman who doesnt love the rose,
show me a true blooded aggie from utah,
who doesnt love the spot
'clap' 'clap'

*I stole all the photos (except the first one) from an album i found on facebook... so i'm giving credit to todd jones.... whoever he is!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Story of my life

Ha Ha, I found this comic the other day... and i feel like if I were to go see a shrink, this is exactly what he/she would tell me

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Here is my latest Assignment for school.We had to animate a quote from a movie.

I decided to go with Orange County... Cause its hillarious!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spring Break is only 4.5 months away

So for Spring break I am going to the country of Brazil to do humanitarian service through an organization called VIDA (volunteers involved in development abroad).

There are 20 of us that are going and we will be doing service in the state of Paraná

We will be in 3 different cities including Morretes, Iguaçu and Curitiba


For the next 4 months we will be raising money to go down!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dang! it feels good...

.... I just finished my very first complete website.
As much as i hated spending 10 hour days in the lab this week, i'm proud of myself for finishing it!

Here is the home page:

If you want to look at it, here is the link:

There are a few problems if you are using internet explorer, so if that is you: get rid of that crap and convert to firefox, but even in firefox there are a few glitches that need to be worked out.
If you are on a mac, use safari. That is the best browser for your viewing pleasure!

happy viewing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

a small glimps

Sometimes. when a huge project is due [say an HTML website] i am forced to lock myself in the computer lab for days/weeks at a time.

This week has been one of those weeks.

So you maybe wondering... what is it like to sit at a computer all day everyday?...

This is what it is like:

The good news is:
I dont think i will have to pull an all nighter tonight!
now back to work...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

knock knock, whos there? LIFE

Welp, Its official. Whether i want it to be here or not. Life is about to come knocking on my door. Yesterday i Met with my academic advisor about graduation. Turns out instead of a 3 credit last semseter filled with nothing but taking it easy and loving life, I have to take 9 credits of art to graduate.

Not that i am complaining, that is my major. But i was looking forward to having a couple months break from the all nighters. rushed projects. and graphic design 24/7.

So my final 4 months of school will be the following:

3 credits of Portfolio Prep.
3 credits of Graphic interface design (webdesign)
1 credit of communication seminar
2 credits of BFA exhibit

Along with all that i have to continue to work, figure out where i am going and what i am doing after i walk, diploma in hand at graduation.... Am i really ready for this?

Ready or not, Here it comes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Broken Car = Public Transportation
As a result of the flat that was unfixable.. I am now a regular on the Bus.

Yesterdays times:
Arrive at bus stop: 4:10
Get on bus: 4:22
Arrive at transit center: 4:34
Next bus leaves: 5:00
Arrive at home: 5:07

Todays time:
Arrive at bus stop: 11:05
Get on bus: 11:17
Arrive at transit center: 11:27
Next bus leaves: 11:30
Arrive on campus: 11:39

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Always an adventure....always

Yesterday I woke up with a flat tire... bummer.

So, after 5 years of driving experience, i had my first "tire changing" experience.
Caitlin and I did it all by ourselves, and really it was kind of a good time!

The stupid screw that flattened my tire

Everything we had to pull out of my trunk to get to the spare tire

Jacking up the car!

Proof that we were both there?

Prying off the hubcap

Trying to loosen the lug nuts, They were on there TIGHT

So option two... stand on the bar until the Lug nuts came loose

Dirty, Dirty, Dirty! but the spare is ON!

The end of our adventure!

Monday, September 14, 2009

another one of these blog things

So, for my web design class we are required to blog all of our work, and progress.

I would love feed back from people that i dont go to school with every day.

If anyone would like to look at it on occasion, the URL is

Here is a preview of it:

This is what i did in class today... learned how to design with CSS

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fly on the wall

Pathetic, but true...
I get excited to read the school new paper.

There is a new column this year
called fly on the wall.
Its dedicated to one of my favorite
pass times.... eavesdropping.

The writer just listens all week for ridiculous things
people say and writes about them.
Its slowly rising on my
'favorite part of the paper list'...
right next to the comics and sudoku.

Here is the article from last week.
I got a kick out of it.


This week’s article is dedicated to relationships, or the lack thereof. I have heard a lot of disappointing stories of people with not enough dates, or in one guy’s case, far too many. I wish I could claim not knowing what to do because I have so many dates. Enjoy.

1. I heard this from a guy walking into the business building. “All these girls like me and it’s so hard, because I’m too nice to say no.”

Hmmm … Too nice to say no or too desperate?

2. “I don’t know why he still won’t go out with me. It’s not like I’m still a slut. I got a job at the mall. That totally makes me a nice person.”

3. Two freshman girls:

“Oh my God, I’m so mad.”
“Oh no, why?”
“Because I still haven’t been asked out on a date. Isn’t college about dating hot guys and lots of them? Ughhh.” She sits back in her chair with frustration, folds her arms and says, “My mom so lied to me. She told me guys would, like, line up around the block waiting to date me. I’m so done with college.”

Right, this could be a legit concern, but school has only been in session for two weeks. Calm down honey.

4. Young girl talking on the phone:

“I don’t know, maybe if I like starve myself for like a week he’ll start to notice me. I could stand to lose a couple pounds anyway.”

Please keep in mind this girl is not taller than 5-foot-1-inch and can’t weigh more than 100 pounds.

5. “I won’t get married till after my birthday, so I don’t contribute to the teen bride statistic.”

6. And lastly, to kill the curiosity of a table full of girls at High Stakes Bingo I have answers for you.

a. “Yes, Brady is taken – engaged for that matter. And no, not even in your dreams will he sing you a love song.”
b. “Tai, taken as well. His girlfriend is cute, it’s perfect so don’t mess. As for the little plan your girls conjured up … don’t even try. I promise you it won’t work.” Sorry ladies.
c. “As for Bill, I cannot answer. I’ll see what I can find out.”

Never forget, in the words of Thornton Wilder, “There is nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.”

And with that, please remember there is someone listening.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I have a new baby...

Just bought her today.
Isn't she beautiful.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another one bites the dust..

Welp... Its happened again.
Im convinced that if you want to get married...
All you have to do is live with me.

one by one my roommates keep falling in love and doing that whole marriage thing.

Freshman year:
Claire was the first to go, she met her husband the week before school started, dated and was engaged by the end of the first semester. married over spring break and now has a kid. weird.

Lindsey was the most recent to get married, She dated ryan all through high school and after a 4 year long courtship got married a few short weeks ago.

Sophomore year:
Brooke met Malcolm in high school... at an FFA event. then he lived across the hall from us, after a rough start and many jokes about "11 o clock girls" they finally got their act together, dated through the year and got married in August last summer. Brooke just announced that she is pregnant and due in March.

Casey also got married in August to Erik jorgensen. who she dated once, broke it off, dated again and finally it worked out. Then tragidy struck when Eriks life was taken on christmas eve 5 months after they got married.

Carly... im counting her. She's as good a gone. she's dating a boy named kevin whom i met this weekend. they are perfect for eachother.. and nothing is official. but lets be realistic here. im betting that its gonna happen.

This is not Kevin... just a random boy.

Summer time roomies:
Karen.. i really feel bad that i dont know more about her marriage, I only lived with her for a month and she is a darling girl. I know she got married recently but i dont know his name or anything about it... but she was my roommate, so she makes the list.

Junior year:
Katie... oh katie, she is the reason i am writing this little blog of mine. tonight i found out she is engaged. To a boy named cameron. they dated in high school, broke it off.. she saw him post mission, hit it off and the rest is history. I havent met this boy of hers, but i will before they get married. It took alot of hard times. alot of praying. and alot of decision making to get her to end up on cedar city where she needed to be. They will be married in November.

This is also not her fiance.. this is gus, who she bought for companionship, then sold. afterwhich she met cameron. now he will be there for companionship :)

Summer time roomies again:
Anamarie. We never saw this girl...ever, due to the fact that she was so in love with a boy two doors down. Dave and anamarie kept everything prety much a secret for much much too long. but they got engaged a couple weeks ago and will be married in October.

So there is the list. i have had a total of 17 different roommates. and 8 are gonners.

Just saying, if you live with me.

the odds are in your favor.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fight the new drug

So my friend Josie just called me a few minutes ago asking for a donation to a new campaign her brother has been working on for the last couple years. Its to raise awareness and fight together against "the new drug"... pornography. They are launching the official campaign next month but are looking for small donations from people that believe in the cause. I know many of us are strongly against pornography and have seen the affect it can have on individual lives as well as marriages.

The website is still just a landing page for donations but it explains the campaign more fully. So if you are interested, please check it out. Donate what you can to the cause. If money is tight, Please spread the word to everyone and get as many people involved as you can!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Winter is coming

I really hate the winter.... and yes i live in Logan.
But there are a few things that i do love about it... specifically:

#1. fresh squeezed orange juice. Oranges are so cheep in the winter and it is SO good!

#2. my cocomotion. My roommates gave it to me for my birthday last year, and it makes the best hot chocolate in the whole world. mmmm. its like the coffee maker for mormons!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Whats a girl to do?

I am OCD about checking my email...
I check it like 17 times a day, if not more.

And today, Aggiemail is down. Shoot.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Things to do....

• Trading Cards
• Recruitment posters
• photobook
• greek week: posters, brochure, banner
• week of welcome: brochure stickers poster
• Career service posters
• Video Graphic
• Government fair Logo
• transfer piece

Move out:
• Pack my shiz
• Move it all out
• Clean my apartment

Pay Tuition
Sell Books and computer

What am i doing instead?...... Blogging

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New favorite song

So, I discovered this song about a week ago on my ipod
Its my new favorite
I listen to it like 20 times a day
disregard the video itself, just listen to the song ;)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Its about time...

Its open again, Finally!
I really need it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

jumping on the bandwagon

So, i started writing a friends blog a couple days ago...
then everyone wrote one,
so now it looks as if i am just going to jump on the bandwagon.

So much has been changing in the friendship department lately i just want to thank all those who have made a difference and shaped me to be the person i am!


What a huge influence she has had on my life. We met at dance in the 8th grade and carpooled aka, instant friendship. the first time we hung out outside of school we went to lagoon. and the friendship only got better from there. We were best friends all through high school and through thick and thin we stuck together. after living together our first semester of college she moved to California to be a nanny. I never realized the influence she had on me until she had moved away. Our friendship got even stronger while she was gone then when she moved back i couldnt wait to live with her again. She is now leaving on a mission to Brazil today and i couldnt be more proud of her. She is so strong in the gospel and is so good at being a friend and is so caring! I will miss her so much, but i know that she will be so blessed for serving the lord and i
already cant wait to see her in a year and a half!

Amy and i became friends at ashley clarks party... when we both realized we didnt have locker partners for the following year (9th grade), so we decided to be locker partners, went to star wars movie, and were basically inseparable from then on. She joined me and kiley and we all hung out all the time. So many good memories came from just chilling and talking at my house. i loved that she lived just down the hill and was within walking distance of my house. (this is for you amy: • snapping turtle • the fly • sippy cup of milk and the duck • are you British now?? ah i could be • 1st kisses at lagoon • ryan mitchell • deckhanding/lifeguarding • drive in movies • music parties • living together for a month • being there for your proposal • and your wedding • plus so many more) I love you and look up to all you have done! never forget how much you have done for me! never regret where you are in life, the rest of us are still only dreaming of it! you always brought out the best in me, and made me be the person i wanted to be! we will be 80 one day sitting on our porches, reminiscing about the good old day! you'll see!

Twins separated at birth for packaging purposes. Lindsey came into my life sophomore year, Halloween night at a party at kileys house. High school was such a joy to have her around. we always did the craziest things together, ugly face competitions via picture messaging, planning break ups and joy riding van made it that much better too. Even though we dont get together as often as i wish we did, when we do its like we were never apart. She is getting married in 8 days and i am so happy for her and Ryan. They are so right for each other and its about time after dating for like 4 years! :) Congrats girl! I love you!

linds, i know you hate these picture.. but just embrace the past :)
im sure im going to have some pretty nast ones in your slide show!

My tall beautiful babe! Courtney was also at kileys Halloween party. We also had AP art together and it was always a good time! courtney is so smart and so talented! I see how far she has come with her art and photography and it makes me so jealous and so proud of her! She was my only roommate freshman year for the second semester and we had so much fun. She works so hard and i cant wait to see where she goes from here!