A Little Perspective

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Hate Evolution

Ok so I don't really hate evolution because let's be honest, there's not really any productivity in that. What I do hate is when I waste an hour and a half of my life sitting in a biology class where my ignorant classmates assault the guest lecturer on evolution with narrow-minded questions. Yes evolution is a fact, no you don't have to accept that, yes you can still be mormon and have a variety of beliefs, how about we agree to disagree? Do people seriously find purpose in arguing over evolution and other such things? Seriously people...

I feel better now.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Missing Jeru

Okay so I just got finished reading through one of my friend's blogs who happens to be in Jerusalem right now, and holy cow do I miss that place. I miss the smells. I miss the people. I miss the Dome. I miss the shopkeepers. I miss the Arabic. I miss the food. I miss the Center. I miss the field trips. I miss the ping pong. I miss Shabbat. I miss the sounds. I miss the walks. I miss every single stinking thing. I keep thinking the little hole inside my heart will go away the longer time goes on, but I'm starting to wonder if it's there for good. I think a piece of me will always be in the Holy Land, and I'll probably never get it back. But maybe it's better that way. Because whether I planned for it to happen or not, Jerusalem changed me. Alot. I just wish I didn't feel like I'm forgetting that.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Just Kidding...Kind of

I'm not sure why I'm blogging. I'm not really in the mood for it...but life is full of doing things you don't really feel like doing. Plus the new episode of 24 has not been uploaded yet. Since when is it on mondays anyway? Sheesh, I'm so out of the tv world these days. Anyways, a little life update is in order I think. School is, well, school. I've moved on to observations at the high school and while it's nice to not walk down halls and realize that I'm two feet taller than everyone else, the amount of hormones and attitude encompassed in one building is not particularly inspiring. But hey, welcome to the rest of my life. I should just embrace it. Every once in awhile though I catch myself thinking "Whoa, do I really want to spend every day for the next 30 years back in school?" Sometimes I'm not so sure. Maybe I really should just quit school and bum around the world for awhile. Who needs a college education anyway? I've always got McDonald's right? Haha just kidding...kind of.

Aside from school, my life is pretty much nonexistent. I haven't visited my family in over a month, I have yet to be given an actual calling in my new ward, and I only just barely went grocery shopping for the first time since I moved in. This is starting to feel like and addendum to my last post. Haha. Ok so my life's not really that pathetic. Well maybe it is, depending on your perspective. But it's alright for now. I would however like to share a few highlights of my superbowl weekend.

First, I played ticket to ride with my sister's family for the first time ever, and totally owned everyone. It'll probably be the last time that ever happens, but I'll take it.

Second, I played ping pong. Yeah. Enough said.

Third, I played broom hockey and sucessfully bruised my elbow and right shin by falling down many many times. Thank goodness I have public embarrassment to keep my life entertaining.

Lastly, I was asked by my friends father "So Elyse...you married yet?" In case you didn't know, I really love this question. My response? "Haha. Nope. Not yet. But thanks for asking!" But here's what I could have said "No I'm not. Probably because I am so pathetic I can't even find some poor sucker who would choose to spend the rest of their existence with me. Sorry to disappoint you!" Hahaha. Ok so I'm just kidding...kind of.

I love my life.