Tuesday, March 30, 2010

shoot up some culture shall we?

My first post ever on this blog was a couple years ago, 2008, and there were pictures of Tyler Pack and I at the festival of lights in the Hare Krishna temple. A couple years later, add my girlfriends and some powdered corn starch chalk and you have the festival of colors 2010!
About ten years ago when the event began, there were 19 people in attendance. This year, they estimated a total of 50,000 people.
I wouldn't call myself a "cultured" person, but I definitely appreciate things like this.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dead foot

Have you ever tried to take a calf length boot off when your foot is dead asleep?

Not that easy. I've resorted to blogging while I wait for it to wake up, so I can get ready for bed.

Friday, March 26, 2010

the weirdest day

Yesterday I saw a house catch on fire and burn. Got another anonymous $100 in the mail. Saw a pedestrian get hit by a car. Finished a "C" quad on a patient in 15 minutes. Dropped my dinner on the ground, broke the bowl, and didn't have dinner. What unsettling/good/bad/pointless events fill my life!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

remember Ben?

Sometimes I forget how funny this kid is. Amber, Jacie, Nicole, I know you'll appreciate this because you know his sense of humor the way I do.

I got an email from him yesterday. Here's a little snip of it:

"Willi!I'm sorry for the chain of illnesses that came your way. I would become a doctor but I'm far to squeamish, or girly as you would say. Speaking of that, I saw myself in the mirror a few days ago and I look way different. My body that is. I have a chest the size of Donkey Kong's. It caught me off guard. I'm most definitely not fat. Just bigger. And not fat bigger. Just bigger. Speaking of that... Yesterday, I decided that I would iron part of my shirt while wearing it because it got wrinkly from wearing a blanket over my clothes during studies and I was in a hurry. It would have been successful but it steam blasted me and now I have blisters and burn marks on my stomach. It hurt. And I'm stupid haha."

This email reminded me that Ben is a real person... in another country right now. Weird.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Anywhere but here

One thing I've learned in the last few years: if life isn't happy where you are, go somewhere happier. You don't have to run away forever, just for a weekend or two.

Go to the people who love you

To the people who make you laugh

To see your friends make life changing choices

And renew friendships

To smash faces

To reminisce

To smile like you mean it

Go to congratulate

To distract yourself with sheer joy

Go places you've never been

And pretend you went somewhere even better

Turn the heads of strangers

Pretend you know where and what you're doing

And if all else fails, squeeze the world's cutest nephew

Viva Las Vegas, and happy wedding Ashley and Scott :) I love you!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

You've got to be kidding me

Sick. Again. With the stomach flu, or influenza. Whatever it is I'm not happy! However, I am certainly loved. Teddy came over and cleaned my entire disgustingly messy room, did all of my laundry, carried a ridiculously heavy TV into my room so I could watch movies, and slept here to keep me company. Megan and Andrew insisted on bringing me 7up, which I was oh so grateful for. Poor Jake listened to me puke before he went home. Evan came and talked on the phone to his friend for hours in my house, because he knew all of my roommates were out of town. And my lovely FHE brothers came over and gave me a blessing. What great friends and family I have :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gentlemen only Ladies forbidden

I went to the driving range in South Jordan on Monday and taught Jake a thing or two about golfing.

Side note; is there a single girl in the world who doesn't love getting flowers? I don't think so.