Wednesday, October 24, 2007

You can't have a personal bubble in Exercise Science

So I'm currently enrolled in a class called Exercise Physiology. It's super good and really interesting, it's the first class of my college career that I feel is teaching me the stuff that I will really need to know to be a physical therapist or something someday. But- along with interesting comes super challenging and crazy. It stresses me out like nobody's business because uh... I actually am having a current "what am I going to do with my life" breakdown crisis. ANYWAY- that's beside the point. For this class, we have a lab once a week. It's way cool- there's only 8 people in the class and we learn how to do stuff like calibrate treadmills, hydrostatic weighing, find your respiratory exchange rate and all that good stuff. Now, I've come to realize that they people in my major if Exercise Science are the most open people and I LOVE IT! I don't know if there's anywhere else where you'll find a group of people who don't even think twice about being in swim suits in front of the whole class, announcing their weight and how much of it is fat to the world, and allow themselves to be hooked up to crazy machines for research... "all in the name of science" as a kid in my class would say. haha! Well, believe it or not I have become one of them. Last week they had us in our swim suits figuring out our percent body fat and then telling each other so we could compare data. but this week- this week was the entertaining one!

Before class I had to fast for 4 hours and then drink strait sugar water. GAG ME. it was about a cup of sugar in 2 glasses of water- i seriously had to lay down after so I wouldn't vomit. Next, i announce my weight and height and how fast I can run to the class. Then they hooked me up to the most awkward contraption possible and told me to run for 6 minutes at a pace I could hold for a half of an hour. Imagine... there's a giant mouthpiece in my mouth like when you go to the orthodontist, with a tube coming out of the end. There's a spit catcher, a part on my head to hold it all in place, and nose plugs so I can only breath out of my mouth. I tried to turn my head while i was running... not happenin!! If i did, I would have taken the computer with me. Once my 6 minutes are up, they pull the contraption off of me and the spit catcher dumps saliva allll down my shirt. So attractive. The point of this is to see what my rate of respiratory exchange is when eating only carbs. Don't worry- next week I have to fast and then drink 5 Tbsp. of strait oil to see what fat does! Once again... all in the name of science :)

Basically- I love my major! Other ones are sweet too, don't worry I'm not knocking other majors! You people are so gifted in those other areas that go completely over my head. I'm just sayin, I think exercise science is a major for the bold! haha! A major for people who don't get embarrassed or scare easy!

I tried to post a picture of what they contraption looked like but it's not letting me... grrr. so use your imagination

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Carriage House #211...A Latin Night Club. You MUST be latin to feel welcome here.

Above are the wonderful people I choose to surround myself with :) People with you know... people with manners

Can I get a HOLLER BACK for nice, respectful people and a BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO for rude, disrespectful people?!! Since I'm locked in my bedroom forever I can't scream right now so I'll blog instead. Actually, I bet I could scream right now... I could probably scream bloody murder and nobody would hear me, not even through these paper thin apartment walls. Why you ask? BECAUSE ONCE AGAIN MY APARTMENT HAS BEEN INVADED WITH THE WHOLE FREAKING LATIN COMMUNITY OF REXBURG IDAHO. oh my gosh. I do not want anyone thinking I'm rascist or anything... I mean you all know me- I am the opposite of rascist, I'm a very open minded person and love other cultures. BUT- I absolutely cannot handle people that are blatantly RUDEEEEE and never consider other people's feelings. For example, 30 minutes ago my roommate Jen was watching a movie, The Cutting Edge to be exact.. good movie right? And I was making dinner and we were just having nice conversationg. UNTIL... the door bursted open-without a knock, and 5 of my spanish speaking roomies friends walk in. I don't know if you know how incredibly, ridiculously loud they talk. All of the sudden, Jen had to turn the TV all the way up and I think I'm going to blow an ear drum. It gets better. I am cooking dinner... ghetto rolls to be exact.. yay jill and em :) hahaha...anyway- before i Know it, i am being asked to GET OUT OF THE WAY FOR THE SPANISH SPEAKERS BECAUSE THE NEED THE KITCHED BECAUSE THEY COOK AT MY HOUSE EVERY FREAKING NIGHT. ok. seriously? outrageous.

Going to sleep before 1 am... out of the question. They stay over and talk SOOOO loud. Wait- curfew is at 12 you say? oh they dont care about that. Doing homework.. haha... laughable. you try reading and trying to understand the physics of your body during exercise when there's people screaming in your kitchen. SO- i live my life on campus... where I starve. it's a viscious cycle it really is. ok sorry guys. if anyone actually read that. I'm sorry about the crazy picy party I just had for myself.

On the brighter side. I have some wonnnnnnnderful roomates who I relate with very well and laugh with and talk with and just enjoy. If it weren't for them, I'd be sleeping in steph's bed every night... which i wouldn't mind but she might get ticked because I always push her into the wall crack hahaha!

ok... i'm going to attempt to study my notecards.

i promise i'm not a brat- just temporarily frustrated, isn't that what blogs are for?!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Spirit Relay Night!

Melissa, Ashlie, and I all in our pink ready to go get our run on for the 18th ward!
That's my good buddy Thor. Actually we just met, but we're good buddies because anyone who represents BYUI in such a studly manner is my buddy. He's our mascot... i think... i see him everywhere!

Alright everyone... it's spirit week here at BYUI! To some, that means absolutely nothing... but to my roomies and I, it means an excuse to celebrate the fabulous school we attend and just be silly.The spirit rally was last night. Every ward is a different color, and 50 people from each ward run a relay, each person runs a lap around the track. AND- as for the rest of the ward that doesn't get to run, they are up in the stands cheering for their ward. Just imagine a filled BYUI stadium full of different colored wards screaming for an hour and a half as their ward runs a relay. It's a wonderful thing. The 31st ward always wins, they're good... i'm not gonna lie! Married wards even did it too this year... BUT- they only had to do 30 laps! WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?!!! when you get married to you instantly lose your ability to run so you get to cheat?!!!! It sounded a little fishy to me! SO- my ward this year... unforunately = no bueno. They didn't sign us up!!!! My roomies and I were naturally very upset about this. sooo... about 10 of us took it upon ourselves to sign ourselves up. So, we signed up the 18th ward about 10 minutes before the relay and declared our color pink! Now, remember the part about 50 laps??? yeah- we had no where near 50 people so... let's just say we all got our work out last night running multiple laps each! BUt boy oh boy did we finish that relay and we were dang proud of it! It really was SO fun, and it was a nice night and if you ask me, the people from my ward that didn't sign up were misssssssing out!

I don't know when the last time your ran on a track was... but one lap is longer than it looks!!! So I start off sprinting, everyone is cheering and I'm super pumped and the adreneline is goin... then about half way around the track, the smile leaves and i'm like... crap this is no sprint man- i'm getting tired. There are tons of people on the side of the track so I try to force a smile when I run, but I'm really just trying to force the oxygen into my body and breath hard so I have like this crazy "i'm trying not to look tired" look on my face, as I run with my pink pom pom for our baton. hahahaha, it was a comical night.

Yay for college and random crazy stuff that makes me feel like I don't have anything to worry about atleast for an hour or two :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

A wonderful weekend and High School Musical... Does life get any better?

This is our awesome bed set up in my living room. You guys should try it, it's very satisfying ;)Seriously- look at what a beautiful day it was! And yes- I'm aware of how awesome my outfit is. It's the free spirit in me.
Stephers with her delicious chocolate waffle :) It's just cake mix in a waffle maker... DELIC!

It's monday and I don't even care because I had a wonderful weekend! Who doesn't love conference weekend? I mean for real. And let's be real here, it might have been especially wonderful for me because the latin posse went to Utah for the weekend.... HALLELUJAH!!!! My other roomies were gone too, I totally love them and they were missed, but I'm not going to lie- it was SO nice to hear silence for once. And to just sit. And to be able to talk to steph without competeing over a million voices. It was wonderful, besides the fact that I"m thoroughly conviced the speakers were gossiping about me in conference.... justtt kidding. But here's what happened- Right after all the new changes and big news in the saturday morning session, my power went out due to the enormous snow storm Danielle reported of :). So uhh, there I am in my jammies at 10 am with noooo conference. and I couldn't watch it on my computer because the battery was dead and there was no electricity to charge the batter. wonderful. I was VERY frustrated because I was really looking forward to conference and watching all of the sessions. So, I figured... this must be a sign that I am supposed to take a nap right now while the apartment is quiet for probably the last time EVER. so I did... and what do you know- the power came back on 15 minutes after conference ended. Ironic?

Anyway,Saturday night, steph and I pulled out our mattresses and watched a little High School Musical 1 with our beds in front of the TV allll ready for conference the next day. It was so blissful 1. because HSM ALWAYS is blissful, and 2. because what could be better than NOT having to get out of bed to hear conference? well, come saturday morning... the wonderful snow storm had our cable down. SO- we packed up our waffle making gear and walked the couple blocks to stephs house. At this point we realized what a blessing the snow was because it was the MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY EVER!! The sun was shining, the leaves were different colors, and there was snow on the ground OH, it was wonderful! SO- we made our absolutely DELICOUS chocolate waffels and ice cream and watched conference with stephanie's "sweet Spirit" neighbor boys, if you catch my drift. It was just quite a wonderful experience. You know they "he wrote that talk just for me" feeling. I got that alot, it was great.

Don't worry- the fun DOES NOT end here! After a relaxing sunday, the troops came home... oh GOL. Luckily mondays are the BUSIEST days of my life so I'm not home all day. Class, Lab, Class, Class, Tutor, Kickboxing, FHE. I LOVE IT. Then... brace yourselves, THE BEST PART. I haven't watched High School Musical 2 since I was in Oregon... a whole month PEOPLE! Steph and i watched it tonight and it seriously had me emotional. Laugh all you wish... but don't you judge me until you've watched it. OHHHH It will yank at those heart strings of yours (you actually DO have heart strings, did you know that? I learned that in lab today) Troy is the most beautiful being ever created and he belongs with Gabriella forever. OHHH everything about that movie is to die for. PLEASE- do yourself a favor, watch it! Now, we all know that I have a tendancy to obsess over things (Lance Bass ring a bell?) but i MEAN IT THIS TIME! HSM 2 is a dream come true!!!!!! Those of you who were raised watching Disney Channel Origional Movies as I was... MUST WATCH THIS. It's amazing how good it is. It should be in theaters.

Uh- shout out to my WONDERRRRFUL friend Lauren who just got her mission call to temple square. CONGRATS GIRL! I LOVE YOU!

Anyway- It's bed time, I'm going to attempt to attend my 8 am class tomorrow... wish me luck :)
P.S. how do i add a video from YouTube on here? I want to show you all the wonder that is Troy Bolton, Gabrielle Montez and the rest of the High School Musical gang :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

The one, The only... Jim Halpert everyone!

I'm in between classes and it is SO friday. I should be studying the anatomy of the heart for my quiz on monday, but how can I possibly be expected to focus when The Office was on last night and I was once again subjected to the Beauty that is Jim Halpert. I think I'm in love. I will admit, I was just converted to the office about 3 weeks ago but my wonderful roommate Melissa and friend Kell... thanks guys- you've changed my life. So, it is true that I am new to the Jim and Pam romance and my heart ache for them is recent, BUT- I'm telling you, I feel it just as strong as if I've been watching from the beginning. They are MEANT to be together. This season is just rocking my world with all the sarcastic flirting, sneaking kisses, and office PDA (poor Toby). As must as I love pam, and couldn't be happier for the two of them, I honestly believe I am meant to me Mrs. Jim Halpert. He's perfect in ever way. I love him. Now, this next comment might sound like a stretch, but I believe it's so true... so here it is- Jim is SO much like Michael!!!!! For real. Even steph noticed it right off of the bat. When she watched her first episode she texted me and said "Jim IS michael". It's so true. Everything down to the haircut! For those of you who have been so fortunate as to meet my wonderful dear dear friend michael :) you know that he is the most peaceful, mellow, calm dude ever. And he has the same sense of humor as Jim, and the same messy hair. And I'm not gonna lie- the same good looks! I think I've found Michael's long lost twin.

Now don't be mad, I promise I won't steal him from Pam. They are meant for each other, I accept that.

ANYWAY- I'm sitting in the health science computer lab and everyone looks like they're doing really important stuff, so I guess I better go over my presentation on Multiple Sclerosis that I'm giving in an hour. I just had to share my feelings about Jim with the world. I know you all love him too... married or not- EVERYONE loves Jim Halpert.

Happy conference weekend to you all. I'm super pumped...steph and I are staying back and making chocolate waffles for breakfast YUMMMMMM.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bye Bye MySpace, Hello Bloggers!

Ok so I realize that I'm not married, pregnant, moving or anything cool like that... I'm just a regular, 20 year old college student. BUT- I have recently said goodbye to the wonderful world of MySpace (proud steve?) because I just can't seem to handle all the awesome, caddy, ridiculous drama crap that comes along with it... so here I am, blogging. I've been considering blogging for a long time, but I always thought... Everyone I know that has a blog is married and I am clearly not so, I'm definately not allowed in that elite blogging club. But I obviously have somewhat gotten over that because here I am.

As most of you know, I reside in the magical, heavenly town of Rexburg, Idaho and go the BYU-Idaho. I'm not really sure if there is a better place on the planet... except oregon of course. Although, I'm pretty sure that the title "the windy city" was wrongly given to Chicago- that should be Rexburg's name... is chicago called the windy city? I think it is. Anyway, at the moment I have 2 rather large and important tests looming over my head and so far this blogging is doing a great job of helping me procrastinate. I am of course locked up in my room because every latin member of the BYU-Idaho community is always at my apartment speaking spanish at a ridiculously loud volume. I'm telling you.... There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to hear every precious word that comes out of Jim's mouth from the Office because the TV is up all the way, but the spanish speakers are louder!!!! I only with you all knew how crazy it is. I'm totally down with spanish- I mean it's a sweet language, and being latin is radical.... more power to ya- but for real, I don't think there is any better way to show someone you're talking about them than to start speaking in another language... PALEASE.

All I have to say is THANK HEAVENS FOR STEPHANIE! My best friend, Ms. Stephanie LeAnn Mitchell, moved to Rexburg with me this year and I'm pretty sure that whether she knows it or not, she's here to save me! I feel at home everywhere I go, because she is here. Nothing seems too serious or too hard, because she's here. Living college life with her is like a whole new demention to our friendship and we're totally diggin it. There's nothing quite like jumping off bunk beds for a good time in Rexburg, Idaho!

Anyway- I'm new to the whole... blogging and spilling my guts to the world thing, so sorry if this was crazy random, but... basically- i'm going to blog now. yay!

peace :)