Monday, January 31, 2011

It's the Best Day Ever!!

Shirley told me this really cute story about her cousin and he was singing that song. It's from Spongebob, which is really a quite hilarious show.

Anyways, Today is great.

My GeoPhysics homework isn't due until Friday now.

The Sun is SHINING (even though it's still really cold).

One of the books I ordered came in just in time for me to do my reading for tomorrow and it was USED instead of NEW so I get $40 back!

Also it is good to be alive and enjoy the great beauty of this Earth that God created for us.

Oh yeah, it's the best day ever.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lies Boys Have Told Me

SOOOOoooo...I work from 4am-8am. I work as a custodian with 9 other people plus my awesome supervisor. I love her.

There are 3 girls and then the rest are guys. One of these guys has had this habit of staring at me. It really makes me uncomfortable so I just smile at him and walk by quickly. Any conversation we had has been "Hey how was your weekend?" "Good. You?" "Good." Sometimes he'll ask me what I did but not often.

So I was really caught off guard when he came up to me and said "Hey how you doing?" wait fast forward that was normal (except the walking over to me part, that was weird) and then he said "Well hey I think you're really fun" (Well I am really fun but how could you possibly know that?) "We should do something some time."

And I said "No you creep me out."

Really you think I would say that?! I'm not a huge jerk I applaud him for having the guts to ask someone out. No I just said "Oh yeah we should." then he said...

"So are you free Friday?" uh oh "I think so, let me check and I'll let you know tomorrow." You may think that I was going to go make plans quickly for Friday night, but I'm not a jerk so please stop thinking that. I asked Shirley when she got home

"Do we have plans for Friday?" "No why?" "This guy I work with asked me out." Then we thought of how I could make plans for Friday but it would be rude. I should take this chance to get to know him blah blah blah.

But then I as I was drifting to sleep I realized I did have plans. I was going to a retreat for Y-Serve and they were going to feed me so how could I pass up a chance for free food, plus staying in a mansion for a date with a guy who stares at me? I couldn't.

So I told him and long story short he then asked me to meet him in the CougarEat for lunch the next day (Thursday). I actually felt a lot better about this because he makes me uncomfortable. But the CougarEat at noon will be crowded and safer. Plus he had a class at one so the dreaded epic long date would not be happening.

Ah so lunch was awkward. First I ran into Travis who was in Italy and he gave me a hug and I really rather would have talked to him. Travis is really nice and doesn't stare at me in a way that makes me uncomfortable. It was just awkward because I was talking to Travis and then realized I'm probably being rude to Co-Worker.

Second, I'm pretty sure I looked like a pig because I got everything on my sandwich at Subway. Anyways all the stuff kept falling out and the dressing got on my fingers and there were no napkins on the table prompting him to ask "Where are the napkins?" Yeah pretty sure he thought I ate like the Beast. But at the end I thought he thinks I'm gross so he'll probably never ask me out again.

Then that day I was stupid in Biology.
Alicia+ Bad Mood= Unpleasant person.
And who do I see as I'm walking down the steps in the bookstore (just after having to charge over $200 for books to my student account) ? Co-Worker.
"Where ya goin?" "Biology" "Where?" "MARB" "I'll walk you there." "No. I'm good." but then he starts following me. I don't know why.
Boys always tell me that they just want to hear "No" if you don't want them or whatever. Does this mean they want to hear "No" but have no intention to act on it? That is kind of like lying by omission isn't it?
So I'm trying to shake him off "Well no, I have to go to the bathroom too. And I want to get some food." He's still following me. I'm getting annoyed because I don't want to talk to people. And then he goes "So hey do you like basketball?"
Actually I do. I had just gotten a ticket voucher for 10 free tickets to a basketball game and I thought that my friends and I should go. But I have also been on a date to a basketball game and that was my first real bad date experience. So I said "Eh it's alright, I'm not super into it. I like to watch it more than play." "Oh he said so you don't really like it" "It's alright"

Then he just doesn't say anything but just stares at me while I get my food. Not even standing next to me he's like 5 feet away from me just staring. UNCOMFORTABLE.
So then I say "I'm going to go pay for this" and he just stands there and finally he says "Well I'll see you later. By the way you look nice with straight hair instead of curly."
Thanks, my hair is naturally curly

Then today, I was mopping up a mess in the custodial closet. and it was just him and me. UNCOMFORTABLE. "How ya doing?" Good You? "Good Hey do you want to get lunch tomorrow?" And I think YAY for already having plans. "Can't sorry. I already have plans."

I think he will not try again.

Anyways The morals of this really long story: Boys let no mean no, and if a girl doesn't look at you while she's talking to you, she's not into you. For me, be more assertive, also practice the stink eye.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Of Why I Should Not Speak

Today has not been a smooth day. I'll just tell you.

I just want to walk around like Shyanne when she gets sad or mad. It's actually the cutest thing to see her do. First she doesn't get her way, so her little bottom lip pushes out and then her head falls forward so she's looking at the ground and her arms just hang really straight at her sides. Plus she's got all this curly hair and she just looks so cute, it was really hard for me to not laugh any time she did that.

The point is though, I felt like walking around like that today. And on days like this I really don't like to talk much either.

So anyways it's been one of those days where you hate the internet and then get followed by a guy you work with even though you told him "No." Which is a funny story itself I shall have to post later.

So I go to Biology 100, so yes mostly freshman. And we're asked this participation question with i-Clickers. "How often do you take pain killers?" Keep in mind right before this question we were shown an article about acetaminophen and how it's in not only prescription pain killers but OTC drugs too such as Tylenol and NyQuil.

Anyways about 46% of the class said they take pain killers less than once a month. I am included in that group. And then some kid raised his hand and said he was surprised by the results he thought that more people would be taking them 8 or more times a month. OR some higher amount. Some how this morphed into people saying that probably the majority of the class didn't realize that Tylenol and Ibuprofen are also pain killers. I was getting really annoyed by this conversation for two reasons

ONE it didn't have anything to do with the topic we were supposed to be discussing
TWO obviously we knew that because we had just talked about how those were pain killers.

Also I guess I didn't really care that much about how addicted to drugs my class mates are. That's their choice I guess. I guess I mostly didn't care because I was in a grouchy mood.

So I raised my hand and because I sit in the front row the teacher called on me right away.
Uh oh Don't worry as the words were coming out of my mouth I thought "Stupid why would you even say that?!"

"Why do you guys think we're stupid? Like we know that Tylenol is a pain killer. There's other ways of alleviating pain. Like if I get a headache it's probably because I'm dehydrated and I just drink water and take a nap."

Only I said that first part in a really gross tone of voice. Like Anyways right after my first sentence my prof turned away and made a face. And then I got super embarrassed and started crying. And I ran out of the room.

Ok I didn't run out of the room and it was only like 3 tears. But it's kind of a funny story.

The moral of it being think hard before you raise your hand and don't sit in the front of the classroom any more.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Story from Christmas

When I get home...or some time when I am bored in my apartment I will put a picture on here.

But anyways I heard some one singing this one note yesterday for a longish time and it reminded me of the funniest story ever from being home for Christmas.

Ok so I have the cutest niece and nephew ever (Sorry I know you thought you did, but I actually do).

So one day I was laying on the couch and Shyanne was standing on it next to me (between me and the back of the couch. BTW Shyanne is 2 years old. She's just chattering or looking around whatever. And then Kyle comes over and he starts sing roaring at me. It's hard to explain if you don't really know what I'm talking about. Kyle is 3. And when he sings instead of it being like a note he kind of roars instead. It's the cutest thing ever. Anyways he's just staring at me roaring. And then Shyanne looks down at me and starts singing this one note at me. Just like "Aaaaaah" really high pitched because she's little.

And they are both just staring at me doing this and I swear to you this went on for like at least 30 seconds. I significant amount of time for children to be singing and staring at someone with out taking a breath.

Oh my it was the most hilarious thing that has ever happened to me. Every time I think about it, it's all I can do to keep from laughing hysterically.

Man they are so cute. And funny.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm insanely poor

Why does it cost so much money to become a teacher, but teachers make so little money?

I need another job or something. I don't know what to do. Maybe I'll end up having to just go to school next fall and student teach next winter so that I can earn some money.

I have too much thinking to do right now. But if you want to send me money or gold I'd appreciate it. ;)

I just want to graduate.

But I did decide to do my student teaching in Salt Lake so I will be moving up there whenever I student teach. This is because I really don't want to student teach at Provo High. It's a long story. but I don't feel like explaining it right now.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I need to be going to bed right now or at least getting ready for it.

Yes I go to bed at 8pm. But I need the money so I can't afford not to work.

Anyways, don't you every feel inexplicably unhappy or angry. Like I have so much to be thankful for and nothing has gone wrong, I'm just in a quiet reflective mood, also I watched Gilmore Girls which always makes me a little sad. I don't know why. It just does.

Maybe I shouldn't watch it anymore but I just love it too.

Anyways, actually I kind of know why I am upset. It's something that was said to me earlier today. It wasn't rude in anyway, actually it was very flattering. But it makes me ponder a lot in my future. I hate not knowing.

Oh man I really hate not knowing what is going to happen or what is going on.

But I also hate to be told what to do. I like to make choices. That's why I chose to come to Earth and have a life and a body.

I'm really grateful for that.

Now I've got Bing Crosby's voice stuck in my head. Which isn't all that bad because he has a nice buttery voice and the song reminds me of being home.

I'm partly in this mood because I'm homesick. Which is weird, not because I don't love my family or whatever, but because I was just there and I never really get homesick until the very end of the semester. But I just really want to go home and be with my family. Sleep on our comfy couch. Play with cutest niece and nephew ever. Get to know my sister in laws better. See my mommy and daddy everyday.

ok this post is getting weird and depressing. I'm going to bed. Also please don't be worried or whatevs sad emotion you may be feeling because of this post. I'm probably just tired and also I'm a girl and we are strange humans who do strange things.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Read this blog post AND I'll burn your house down (but not really it's just a joke)

Don't you mean OR you'll burn their house down

Alright fine...Read this blog post OR I'll burn your house down.

Ok who can tell where I stole that from? 10 billion kajillion points if you get it right.

Well Christmas and the New Year Celebrations have gone and they were good. Posts about going home are still forthcoming but I'm at school right now so I can't properly post pictures.

School is going to be awesome though! I'm super excited for this semester. Here is my schedule (because I know you are just dieing to know):

Geophysics- oh I am really excited about this class, no paper! But sadly no field trip either.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy- There is a paper for this class but I'm so nerdy I'm excited to
write it. Maybe it's because I like doing research...A LOT! I find it so fun and I learn so
much and it helps me to make my own opinions. Oui c'est vrai!

Biology 100- Easy Peasy which is just what I wanted plus the best part is there is no book!!

Teaching Methods and Instruction- So fun in the very first class we made ping pong ball
launchers. I know you're jealous. I should take a video of it and post it on here for you to
watch it in action!

Practicum- Which is basically where I just go observe the teacher I'll be doing my student teaching with next fall. Which reminds me I need to do that application...It's due this week...Yeah...

So I have 13.5 credits which is a huge relief compared to last semester where I felt like the headless horseman. Also I am way more motivated this semester. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. And then, after teaching for a few years, I'll get my masters from Penn State and it's going to be freaking awesome.


I'm graduating in December of this year. It's craziness!