Saturday, January 3, 2009

ok ok. So I haven't written on here for a while. But I've decided it's time. I'll try to do better and write at least once a week.

So much has happened-- I've changed my major to Social Work with a Psychology minor and plan to do counseling. I'm absolutely loving college, my roommates, and living on my own. The new semester starts on Monday and I'm taking Sociology, Anthropolgy, Institute, History, Econ, and Stats. I went to the USU bookstore website to buy all my books-- and it was a crazy amount of money. So guess what I did? I went on Amazon and textbooksrus and I was able to save over $100 on books. WOOT! I helped my roommate buy her books, I was only able to save her $30 because some of her classes didn't require books. woot (still celebratory, but not as much). She said it was ok because that's still like 3 Cafe Rio meals.

Christmas was fun. My siblings came for Christmas Eve, and left that night. So Christmas Day we went to three movies (my mom, dad, and I).

I also saw some movies over the break. I saw Beverely Hills Chiuaua (**), High School Musical 3 (**), Ghost Town (****), Valkyrie (*****), and Seven Pounds (***). If you'd like to know more about my rating scale or why I rated them the way I did, feel free to contact me.

I'm also well on my way to gaining the Freshman Fifteen (thank you, thank you-- I don't like letting down tradition). HOWEVER, as I am in my SECOND SEMESTER, I will try to rid myself of those few extra pounds so as soon as I'm not a Freshman I won't have the Fifteen to show for it.

I've found a new favorite drink (to have only occassionally)-- it's the Grape Martinelli. HOLY COW GOOD! I encourage everyone to try it.

That's all I have so far. I'll keep you updated throughout the semester.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

College Life Begins

My amazing sister Sarah suggested I start a blog so all of you can keep up with me now that I'm so far away. Thanks for the advice, Sarah! It was a great idea. Anyways.... here we go on this week's news. . .

Classes started on Monday. Today is Tuesday. So far it seems like I'm going to be alright in all my classes, but one can never be certain until the ball really starts rolling. My hardest classes are probably going to be my math and nutrition classes. I'm taking a civics class which is really about culture and I'm so excited.

My roommates are the sweetest girls I've ever met and our back door opens to the apartment of the boys next door, who are also really nice. Whenever we're home we open our back doors and just go in and out of each other's apartments having fun.

I've been trying to decide what to minor in, and I'm thinking I'm going to do anthropology since that's really my passion and interest, but I can't really do anything with it career wise. Feel free to give me your input on that.

I did laundry for the first time yesterday-- cost me 3.50 for two loads. Great. But it's not as bad as regular laundromats, I suppose.

I started institute and LOVE IT! I'm taking Early Church History and my teacher goes to all the history sites a couple times a year on tours with students. He seems to have a lot of knowledge.

Nothing else is really going on. I'm staying on top of my homework (yes I've had some already) and keep my room clean and our kitchen is always just about spotless.

Oh. At church last Sunday I kind of zoned out (oops) because the bishopric was just introducing themselves to the new people and I'd already heard all of it from the previous Sunday. Anyways, I began thinking about food because I hadn't eaten much that morning and realized I'm going to starve in two months if I don't get a job. I've been giving out applications but no one's responded to me yet. I started to panic a little bit, but today I'm going to hand in another application for a writing job, which I'm really excited for. If no other job works out, my ULTIMATE last resort is to be a "draped" model for an art class. They pay really well, but still.... definitely last resort.

That's all I really have to say-- I have one more class today so I have to get going. I just wanted to shout out a huge "THANK YOU!!" to everyone who helped me prepare for college either by giving me advice, money, or dishes. Everything is being put to great use. Every college student should have their own laptop and printer-- it saves lives.

I have to go. I love you all so much!