Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bike crashes, Kitchen mold, and a look at my Apartment

The other day, Jacie and I went to open lab for Anatomy. I rode my bike up to campus and met her there. When we were through studying, we weren't sure what to do to get home because i had my bike and she had walked to school. We decided to ride together. First I stood up and rode while she sat on the seat holding onto my waist. Then we crashed when the chain fell off, and the two of us fell awkwardly to the ground with a lot of people around. We laid there laughing forever and people stared at us. After that Jacie took a try at peddling and we made it all the way home!!!! What an adventure.

In my mocrobiology lab, we talk a lot about mold, microbes, viruses etc. We do a lot of fun experiments, and this week we were able to take a agar plate home and a sterile swab stick to test a surface in our homes. I decided to test our kitchen counter. Basically I swabbed my counter top, smeared it on the agar (it started out CLEAR.) Here is my agar plate, after 4 days of growth. EEEEEEEEWWW

I realized haven't put any pictures up of my apartment... so here they are!

This is my lovely living room, bishop's office chairs and all.

And here is my kitchen

And my bathroom

Last but definitely not least, my front patio that looks like it belongs in Apache Junction... (trash, piles of wood, portable bbq, dead house plant, deflated innertubes, and bikes.)

My First "Phone Miracle"

Everyone who knows me well knows that I have a bad history with phones. Last semester I went through three phones... and finally ended up with a great phone that I love. On Thursday, I was riding my bike up to campus. Not wanting to do the whole crosswalk thing, I decided to ride in a street lane. I was just coming out of an intersection when all of the sudden I felt my phone slide out of my pocket and tumble into the street behind me. I quickly pulled my bike to the side of the street and turned around only to witness my phone be run over by a car... that's right. A CAR RAN MY PHONE OVER! For some reason my first instinct was to dash into the street /intersection and grab my phone. I was too surprised when i picked my phone up. It just so happens that my new phone is the most durable thing in the world and only suffered a few minor scratches and yes, it lives!! How in the world does a phone get run over by a car and survive, no damage??? All I know is i am SO happy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Getting Things Started in Utah

To start my year off in Utah, my mom came back up with me and helped (more like i helped her) get everything of mine out of storage and back into the old apartment. I couldn't have done it without her, specially because everytime we came to a heavy box I either let her get it, or attempted to carry it myself when she would see the look of distress and pain on my face and take it from me. She is strong; I am not. We had a lot of fun while she was here, and i felt like we were on one of those home make-over shows on HGTV, cause she transformed what was once a smelly, damp, dark, and depressingly plain apartment into a place I am happy to call my home. The picture above is me and mom at Thanksgiving Point, a few hours before she left Provo.

Last week I had quite the adventure. My morning started off with the BYU Football game. BYU has such a good team that I find the games rather boring... two weeks in a row the final score was 48 ish to 0, BYU. After the game, my friend Tyler Pack and I went to India fest at a Hindu temple in Spanish Fork. It was SOOO awesome!! We sat on the floor in their temple and chanted with them "Hare Krishna..." We had so much fun. the picture above is on the second floor of the temple.

Standing too close for comfort to the Llamas... The one just to the right of me is about to spit.

This is the temple, and a crowd of people watching some dancing.

This weekend Ben came to visit me. We had so much fun. The picture above is the two of us at the farmers market at Pioneer Park in Provo. We went and bought fruit at the stands and all that fun stuff.

This is the DELICIOUS veggie tin foil dinner that I made! Ben and I went with a group of people, Ashley Hansen invited me, up to the Alpine loop where we had a campfire and made dinners and smores.

One of the nights Ben was here we got some acrylic paint and canvas at Walmart. We started off with the baby stuff, just some water color paintings, but the next day we both worked on our first master pieces. These are our attempts and being painters, Ben hasn't quite finished his but they turned out pretty good!

Ben and I in my living room, I put this up cause you can kind of see my living room. Its cute! One of these days I'll get around to posting pictures of the apartment on here.

Andrew and Megan are two of Teddy's really good friends, who I am also friends with. The four of us went to Happy Sumo and ate the BEST SUSHI EVER. Andrew and Megs are so hilarious i love hanging out with them. They were so nice to let us stay there on Saturday since the boys Ben was staying with the other nights were out of town. While at there house, we all took political compass tests and watched funny videos about Sarah Palin on youtube :)

This is my roommate Laci and I about to go up to the temple.

And this is Jacie, Laci and I at the temple.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Way Up in the Sky

So as I wrapped up my summer in Arizona, Becca, Ben and I decided we had better do something really fun before I moved back up to Utah!! What is more exciting than skydiving? The day before I moved, the three of us and my mom (the photographer for the day) went out to Eloy Arizona, half way to Tucson and took the big jump. The craziest part of the whole adventure is that all of us agree it was not scary at all. Becca had some nerves the few days prior to, and ben was pretty nervous in the plane, but we all agree that even doing flips out of the plane was only fun, not scary. We went tandem, meaning we had a professional jump with us. We free-fell for 8,000 feet, doing lots of flips along the way. We pulled the parachute at 5,000 feet. Becca and I were actually close enough that our parachutes were touching, and we could talk to each other while thousands of feet in the air!! We came in for a smooth landing and were all safe. We were all so happy my mom came along to take pictures, and essentially drive us home. We all passed out on the way home cause we took dramamine...

This is the three of us signing our lives away... I advise any future jumpers not to read the forms cause they basically tell you every way you can die or get injured.
This, pretty much, is what we looked like in the air.
Matching shoe friends...
We were practicing our exit off of the plane
This is me!!!
And here is miss Becca giving the camera a thumbs up

Here we are, safe and sound with some new shirts :)