A Little Perspective

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nothing Says Merry Christmas Like Rain...

Well folks, I made it through that dark spot of finals and moving...and here we are on Christmas. I have to be honest though, I thought it would feel a little better. Don't get me wrong, because I sure as heck am not missing homework, but I think I miss school already. Now that's just crazy talk. Humph. Anywho, today was a very merry christmas filled with...wind and rain. I didn't even step outside the house all day. Pathetic. Oh well, I've only got another 11 days of my life to waste before I leave for Jerusalem. Now there is a crazy thought. I didn't think I'd be itching to leave this bad, but apparently I'm a creature of action, and two weeks of vacation seems almost too much. It's been great to be with my family and friends though. I couldn't get on without them, even if I like to pretend like I could. So here at the end of Christmas day, a valuable lesson is forming in my mind: I am nothing and I would be going nowhere, if it weren't for the people in my life. So Merry Christmas everyone, and don't forget why you're still here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Don't Be Hatin'

I'm sorry, but this is going to be an angry blog. Finals make me crabby, and now I will most assuredly be hatin' on everything.

First things first. Finals are the cruelest form of torture invented for those who decided high school was as bad as it could get. Why did I come to college? I find myself asking this at the end of every semester. Professors are merciless slave drivers who get a sick satisfaction out of cackling at the hoards of students hunched over computers, books, and notes as they stuff their face with chocolate since caffeine is not sold on BYU campus. Don't even get me started on the caffeine thing. Bottom line: I hate finals more than anything in the entire universe...and I hate a crapload of stuff.

Second thing. Public affection makes me want to throw large and rather sharp rocks at people. I don't care if you're dating/engaged/married or just getting some. Get a freaking room and stop subjecting me to the physical intimacies of your insecure relationship. I'm sorry, but I am a firm believer in the concept that if you feel the need to parade PDA all over the place, you have some serious problems.

Third. I am still have no food in my apartment, and I continue to refuse to go grocery shopping. So, I will spend the next three days eating my bags of chocolate candy and will hopefully have a blood sugar reaction that will leave me twitching on the floor and thus give me a medical excuse for not completing the 5 page paper, 1800 word essay test, and comprehensive religion final. Wish me luck kids!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Now or Never

I know I if I don't blog now I probably won't do it for 2 weeks because the end of this semester just might kill me between 2 papers, 2 essay finals, a comprehensive spanish final WITH and oral exam, and a stinkload of spanish homework I've successfully procrastinated for a month. Boo. Anywho, my sister Sara came up this weekend and we had a good time eating our body weight in fast food and watching movies. The best part of all this is that I am now destitute. Aside from when Sara was here, I've been forced to eat all the food in my cupboard that I did not want to eat all semester. My diet has consisted of ramen, boxed pasta, frozen chicken nuggest, power bars, and goldfish. Seriously, a month of that can make the thought of food nauseating. Yes I whine, but really I'm just glad to still be eating.

In other news, I finished Persuasion for my Jane Austen class last night, and I've officially decided it is her best novel and my personal favorite. Let me just give you a little taste though, of what's so great about it...

"If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are always sure to get out of it."

"She was deep in the happiness of such misery, or the misery of such hapiness, instantly."

"Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."

Seriously, if you haven't read Persuasion, you really should. It's only about 200 pages, and if you have a sentimental bone in your body, you will appreciate it.