Saturday, September 11, 2010
I am not really coming home. I just wanted to say that because it is a Beatles song.
I haven't written in a LONG time. I thought I would start up again :)
Right now I am in Anchorage, Alaska and loving it. Seriously, if I didn't have to go back to school in January, I would stay here. All of my life. It is still a possibility :) Maybe someday I can live here.
I am in Alaska because I an nannying for a wonderful family of 5. Three kids: Jonathan, Anna, and Lauren. They are the best! Let me tell you, the life of a nanny is never boring. There is always something to do. I have been here for one and a half months, and I have a little over one month left. Honestly, Alaska is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I have an uncle and aunt who live up here too, so that has been extra exciting for me :)
I am taking an online class right now too. It is a New Testament class, so that is what I will be reading from the scriptures now. I started up a blog for that because we were assigned a student choice assignment (so I decided to start up another blog). That link is: christlea08.blogspot.com
Oh and all those who saw A Very Potter Musical-- please watch A Very Potter Sequel. It is equally amazing! I should go now, so have a marvelous day, all!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I haven't blogged in forever! So there really hasn't been much to talk about... Nothing really that is new at least. This past week I've had the privilege to hear from two apostles! Russell M. Nelson came to speak at BYU-I for devotional this past Tuesday. He spoke on how education is our religious responsibility. After the devotional, my roommate Chelsea and I waited and shook his hand. The first apostle I've ever shaken hands with! Just today Elder M. Russell Ballard came and gave a devotional on campus. It was amazing! I got to shake his hand too, so I have considered this week a success. I shook the hands of two apostles of the Lord.
I have been reflecting on how blessed I am to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My life would be so different without it... I wouldn't have come to Brigham Young University and met my amazing friends, and my life would just be so sad in general. Sure, BYU-I is a bit sheltered, but I'm glad that most of the students here have good values, and actually have some standards. It makes life a lot easier to live. Another thing I like about being Mormon, is that we know how to have fun without drugs and alcohol. Sure, we can get a little crazy, but at least we remember everything we do and we don't get sleazy.
Anyways, being a Mormon has been the greatest blessing in my life, and the gospel has blessed my life in so many ways as well. I love it! I would never change my life for anything else. I have the greatest friends and family. Chyeahhhhhhh!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So.... I haven't written in a while. The only reason I am doing so right now is because I just finished the last episode of Doctor Who with David Tennant as the Doctor. For those who don't know what Doctor Who is, go watch it. Now. It is only pretty much the best BBC show ever. I started watching it the summer after I graduated high school. I have watched the whole new series, and some of the old series. David Tennant is quite an amazing actor, and I was sad to see him go. Most people know who he is because he played Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I don't find him that good looking at all, I just love his acting abilities.
Sure, liking Doctor Who gives me sort of a geek status. I am okay with that because it is worth it. You know, I planned to write a lot more about Doctor Who but now I just can't remember what I wanted to say.
Well I am the last roommate awake tonight... Everyone else decided to go to sleep. Sleep is for the weak. I am hardcore, and I don't sleep. Just kidding. I do love my sleep, I just don't feel like going to bed right now. I am too hyped up over the last episode with David Tennant.
Anyways, I will talk school. School is going really well. I am in a small orchestra called Sinfonietta, and we are going to go on tour this spring. I am really, really excited about this. The tour is going to encompass parts of Washington and British Columbia. All of my other classes are going well too. I've been getting my homework done early lately (which is a big deal for me) and being able to socialize as well! I consider this semester an accomplishment already. I have completed my life. Not really.
Well I really should go to sleep, so goodnight, my someone, goodnight my love, and sleep tight. A star is shining it's brightest light, for goodnight my love, for goodnight! Yay for the Music Man!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
This is my last day in Illinois. It is funny how coming home can influence you. Since home for me is about 110 miles away from Chicago, I have been listeing to rap and such nonsense. It is weird because I usually don't listen to it. I forget how ghetto my town of Freeport is because I live in Idaho now. I always love coming back though. Everyone I grew up with is here, and it is always fun to visit with those you've known all your life. I got to hang out with my best friends, and with family I hadn't seen since the summer. It is sad to me that after I leave for Utah tonight, I won't be back in Illinois until July. I always forget how beautiful the country and landscape is here. I love it :)
Anyways, right now I am listening to Journey with my dad, admiring Steve Perry's voice. I just got home from church. Going to church in the Freeport ward is always fun because I know everyone, and everyone there knows me, and observed me as I went through the awkward stages of adolescence. Nothing has changed much. Almost all of the kids I grew up with were there. Nothing much has changed, even with the returned missionaries that just got back. Nonetheless, I love coming home. I have decided someday I am going to live close by. I definitely don't want to live in Freeport, but maybe up in Wisconsin or Iowa. I can't wait until I have graduated. I want to go on a roadtrip so bad and visit all the places that I have longed to go to. If I have money, that is.
Tonight I leave at midnight with my friends to go back to Utah. Brilliant. I love roadtrips, but this is going to be a long one. My Christmas break has gone by way too fast. I only have a week left. Then I get to go to more classes. That will be fun. Anyways, I should probably go and pack my stuff so I am ready to leave. Happy belated Christmas, and don't do anything I wouldn't do!
Monday, December 14, 2009
A comment about the picture. It is friggen hilarious. Don't hate.
I realize that I shouldn't be blogging right now because I have an essay to write for tomorrow and a few other things to do. I just really don't feel like doing it, and I am stressing out majorly because of this stupid class. I want to take a break. So I am!
This past week has been so crazy! I have had so much to do, and so little time, and so little sleep. I honestly haven't been this tired in my whole life. Except for when I had mono in the seventh grade. That sucked. Anyways, I have had lots of homework and essays to write. I've not a single idea how I am going to live next semester with the 20 credits I will be taking.
I actually started this blog last night, but I wrote one of the five remaining essays that I needed to write. Ridiculous, right? Yeah, I know. But this is my last week of this semester so it makes sense that it is going to be stressful. I know it is only going to get harder, because I am only a sophomore. Luckily next year, I'll be transferred to Pigfarts! Just kidding. After this year, I will be halfway done with my degree. Crazy! When I was younger it seemed as if I would be in high school all of my life. It is weird to me that this is my last year as a teenager (sad, I know) and then I will actually have to be responsible! Dang! Just kidding. I guess I am sort of responsible now, since I am on my own and everything.
This blog is super random, I apologize, but I want to talk about my weekend. I did absolutely nothing but homework. I went to a party Saturday night which was really fun, until everyone was told to leave because the cops were on their way. Lame! It isn't like there was any alcohol, we were all just dancing to super loud music. It relieved a lot of stress for me. But then Sunday came, and the stress came back. I can't wait until after Wednesday. That will be when I finally can relax. Yay.
I got a couple more essays done now. It is Monday night. I have two more days of classes until testing days. Five more days until I get to go to Illinois! I am way excited. There is going to be a lot of snow, and I will be with the friends I grew up with. Can life get better? I submit that it cannot! I haven't seen them in forever, since I moved to Kansas. I don't get to go to Illinois as often as I would like.
Now that I have been working on this entry for well over 24 hours, I would like to say goodbye. Until next time, I bid thee farewell.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
First off, I would like to say happy birthday to my roommate, Lynzi!
So I haven't really blogged in a while. Well, since last week when I was in Kansas. I will update you on what has happened :)
I came back to Idaho from Kansas and completed another week here at BYU-Idaho. The week went by really slow, and I'm glad it is over.That means we only have two more weeks, then on to Christmas break. I am so excited. Illinois, here I come!
Last night was the much awaited David Archuleta concert. We got there an hour early, and there were tons of people standing in line. Luckily, we didn't have to wait to get rejected because we already got our tickets the day they went on sale. We did wait in a line to get into the auditorium though. We got in, and sat in out seats. Maquel, Larissa, Chelsea, and I all got seats on the floor because we are awesome like that.
The opening act was by a guy named Benton Paul, who I had never heard of. Apparently he is pretty popular. I see why, because he was very entertaining. I loved his music. Then, David Arculeta came on stage. It was fantastic. Everyone was so excited, so we all jumped up and danced when he was singing. I still can't believe that I actually saw him. He is such a great live performer. It is hard to believe he could sing that well while he dances and runs around on stage. He sang some of his pop songs, then he sang Christmas music. Such a beautiful voice! I wanted to meet him because he seemed so sweet and nice. He was always saying, "thank you," even when it wasn't needed. He was so adorable in that little brother sort of way. Well I am going to get ready to go get my ears pierced because Lynzi is forcing me and 2 of my other roommates to get them pierced. Okay Bye!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
So I just got home from seeing New Moon in the theaters. Before I go on my Twilight rant, I will tell you that I am now in Kansas. I got here late afternoon last Saturday. I took the bus from KCI to Junction City. A man on the bus told me "enjoy your stay in our town, little girl." I mean really? I am NOT a little girl. Jerk. Just kidding. He was a nice guy, but he just obviously wrongly took me for a child. I am a grown woman. Shoo. Just kidding again. But really.
Anyways, I spent the last few days with my twin sister. It has been really fun. We decided to drive to my mom's house yesterday so that is where I am right now. We just saw New Moon in the theaters. And that brings me back to my rant.
First of all, I was a Twilight fan a long time before it became popular. My best friend Katie had received the book in 2005 as a gift. She read it and made me read it. We were both very much taken with this book of vampires. Everyone that I asked had never even heard of Twilight. We patiently waited for New Moon to come out, as well as Eclipse. By then, more and more people started to read the series. I remember being so excited when Stephenie Meyer said on her website that Twilight was being made into a movie. Beyond excited. We did not agree out the actors and actresses picked, but we hoped their acting skills would prove them to be worthy of their roles.
Then, last year around this time, Twilight the movie came out. I went to see it with Katie. We came out of the theater completely disgusted. The movie was terrible. The acting was terrible. Especially Edward. Ugh. I feel like up chucking whenever I see him. His face looks as if he ran into a wall. Hard. And Kristen, please stop with all the stuttering and blinking! Taylor Lautner was the only good thing about that movie. I just can't express how much it disappointed me.
Okay, on to New Moon. I didn't get my hopes up this time, but I was impressed. I know there was a different director and a bigger budget, but it still impressed me. It could have been better, but it improved a lot from Twilight. I might have liked it more because Rob Pattinson wasn't in a lot of it. And I do love a good tragedy. By the way, Rob, please keep your shirt on. No one wants to see your nasty, hairy chest. But Taylor, you can keep your shirt off as long as you want. I mean really. Wow. In the first couple scenes it just looked like Jacob was fat, but then the rest of the film you could definitely tell he was ripped.
On that note, I would like to take a minute talking about Team Edward/Team Jacob. I have always been on Team Jacob. Even before any of the movies. Before everyone jumped on the bandwagon after they saw New Moon. He just seems more real than Edward. Edward is an overprotective guy (and sometimes jerk). Jacob is just like a normal guy (except for the fact he can turn into an enormous wolf) who is hopelessly in love. With that said, again, I am Team Jacob to the grave.
I was impressed with Kristen Stewart in this movie. She didn't blink and stutter as much as she did in Twilight. Nice. Well that is really all I have to say about New Moon. I am not as disappointed this time. Thank you, and goodnight.