Friday, October 22, 2010


I have to run a 5k tomorrow.

Ugh. Have I mentioned that I hate running?

Anyway, my goal is to finish without embarrassing myself too badly.

Which, you know, is a good goal considering my mom runs way more and way further that me and my sister is a PE major.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hiking in Washington

Jamie and I got to go home last weekend because Matt and Hunter wanted to go to a mission reunion.
I loved being home. We got to see our new dog Lucy, and that was a lot of fun. She’s such a great dog. When Mom picked us up from the temple, she and Jamie went to Albertons and I got to take Lucy on a walk. I couldn’t believe what a good dog she was.

On Saturday, we went hiking at Twin Falls in North Bend. It was so pretty! Dad really wanted to try out Lucy’s new backpack. He was so excited about it. She ended up carrying all Dad’s water and it was probably a good thing since it probably tired her out.


Believe it or not, this island was relatively difficult to get to. Mom wouldn’t come, so she took pictures.



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We all had fun watching the UW/ Oregon St. game. I was the only one who was rooting for Oregon St. That was only because I want TCU and Boise St. to look good though. It was a really exciting game!

Church was so much fun on Sunday. I loved seeing the Primary Program after working with them this summer. I miss that calling. You could definitely tell that I rarely practiced “The Holy Ghost” with them. Oops!  :)

The drive back was long. Around midnight, Hunter gave me “How to Drive a Stick 201,” so I’m pro now. I tried it once while we were waiting for Jamie at a gas station around 1:30 am. I am officially the only one who didn’t kill the car this weekend.  :)

Loved being home, and I can’t wait for Mom to come in few days! However, I can wait for that stinking 5k on Saturday…

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Free Cupcake

I got a free cupcake on the bottom of the ramp today. Complete with cute box, napkin and tiny fork.

They were trying to promote their new cupcake place.



Too bad I don’t like cupcakes…  :)

Jamie’s Birthday

Jamie had an extremely exciting birthday party. I could barely handle all the excitement (see below).

SHe got some great gifts. That’s actually not sarcasm. Matt and Kristen got her good gifts, and Kara, Callie, Jeanelle and Mom got her the camera she’s been wanting, so that was exciting.

Though, probably the best gift of the night was Jamie’s gift to herself… the Camp Rock DVD. (Don’t sign up for the Disney movie club. Whatta rip)


These are the many faces of me. My favorites are the double chin picture on the top right and Jamie and I sleeping. We were tired. Like I said, we were partied out.


Happy Birthday Jamie! I hope you have one next year.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hardest Word Verification Ever

My friend Diane started a blog this weekend, due to much pressure from her roommate, Heidi and I.  Blogs are the best things ever. 

I tried leaving a comment on her blog, and had to get through the Himalayan security they had.

Word Verification.


I got it right on the first try. But still, they could at least separate the letters!!

(P.S. Sorry for the abrupt change in how I write on this blog. [i.e. lack of pictures every post] I think it’s from reading so many blogs from my friends in the ward that don’t use a lot of pictures and just write funny things. I enjoy reading those, so I’ve started to change the way I treat this blog. But I promise I’ll have pictures up soon Kara and Mom!)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blow Dryers

Who needs alarms when you’ve got roommates?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Textbook Covers


I think it’s weird when book covers have absolutely nothing to do with the subject. Like my Neurobiology textbook.

381 Book

What does surfing have to do with Neurobiology? All this textbook says is that the subject is so painful that they have to put something “cool” on the outside to try and attract readers.

But the brain is cool. They don’t have to go and use marketing to get us to want to read it. No one is going to read this textbook unless they have to. Make the cover relevant.

Like this one.


Or even this one.


Monday, October 4, 2010


This is what I wrote in my journal:

“So I went on that date! He was a nice guy, but SUUUPER quiet and didn't really have any opinions. So I felt weird because I was always talking about me. So I would stop, ask him a question, and then remember why I had just been talking about myself for the last five minutes… because he has NO opinions, and very little to say that is interesting. For example:

Chrissy: "So what do you like to do?"
Nick: "Um, I like to study"
Chrissy: "Haha! I meant apart from school, but that's cool. How come you like it so much?"
Nick: "Why wouldn't I like it?" (or something just as uninteresting)

Okay, so I'm being harsh. I didn't have a miserable time or anything. I just miss having really interesting intelligent conversations.

We walked down by the soccer fields and I saw Uncle Ross and Aunt Sue! It was really funny! So we talked with them for a couple minutes.

Nick and I walked up to the Hinckley center, and watched some of the videos in there. Some of the honor code videos are quite amusing.

We walked around from about 7-9 or so and then I said that I had an intramural game so he walked me to the JSB. Then he asked me if I would be interested in doing this again sometime. Ughhh. I didn't know what to do, so I said "Sure, why not!" and then he asked me when I would next be available, and I said this week was going to be really busy because of midterms.” I really hate it when they do that. When you’re face to face, what are you supposed to say? Ugh.

He invited me to watch one of the Sunday sessions with him, but I told him that I couldn’t because I was in SLC. Then he called me today, but I was in class. But he texted me that night and asked me if I wanted to get ice cream or something tomorrow.

After getting a pep talk from my roommates, I sent a text that said “Actually, none of those times work for me, and to be honest, I don’t think I would be up for going on another date. I’m sorry. Thanks for inviting me though!”

I felt really bad about it, but I don’t know how many people have said that we just need to be honest and tell them we’re not interested. So I did. I hated it, but I did it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010




I have FAST internet! For the first time in two years! Even in my room!

I might not have to go to campus now every time that I need to use the BYU website or a database.

What a nice surprise!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Take THAT 381

I just killed my Behavioral Neurobiology midterm.


I’m pretty happy about it. Especially since Dr. L said his students generally did poorly on the first midterm.

No, I did not ace it. The 100% score on the testing center screen continues to elude me, but as I was walking home, I felt like I had just gotten 100%.

I even did a heel click on the way home.