Friday, January 28, 2011

I Love Happy People.

How come some people can just be so happy all the time?  I wish I could be more like them and always have a positive outlook on everything.

I was in the JET today (aka the Talmage Building/my home) and ran into one of my CS buddies.  I asked him how he was doing and his response initially kinda threw me off, but then totally made my day.

"fabulous! and hopefully it'll get better!"

It wasn't exactly the normal thing to say after telling me that his day was fabulous (at least I didn't think your day could get much better then fabulous, but maybe I'm just being pessimistic...), but he was so happy and it totally rubbed off on me.  

I love happy people.  

My old CS 340 group.  When I was talking to my friend he mentioned he was taking CS 340 and it brought back many fond memories (and some not so fond late nights) of working with these awesome guys last year.  I kinda miss this.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm trying to blog more regularly

I really am trying.  I just feel like I never have enough exciting things to say that people would actually like to read.  And then when I dont worry about trying to be entertaining I just start rambling.  Lose-lose.  Oh well.  Anyways, lets see.  I'm at work on a Wednesday night.  I feel like I'm going to fall asleep any minute now.  I've recently reverted back to some of my Freshman year sleeping habits and 2 years makes a big difference.  I'm an old woman who cant handle this lack of sleep anymore. 
On the topic of work, I cant mention how much I love my job.  I really do.  I never really thought I'd say that about a job, I mean who likes working?  But seriously, over Christmas break, I was looking forward to getting back to my job and meeting all my new little (well not really little...most of them are taller then me!) students I'd be helping for the new semester.
I'm a CS 142 TA.  I get to run around the computer lab all day helping little entry level Computer Science students debug their code (oh and help them understand a bunch of really tricky concepts).  Its awesome.  I really do love it though.  It definitely tests my patience (not always my strongest point), but I have grown to love it.  Another perk to being a TA is teaching help sessions.  I used to be terrified of teaching a bunch of students all at once, but after being a TA for a few semesters, I have grown to LOVE it.  I mean, not all my help sessions go perfectly, but now I really enjoy teaching them most of the time.  Its recently sparked my interest in possibly teach high school someday.  I NEVER thought I'd want to go back to high school, but now I've seriously been considering teaching it someday.  I mean its still pretty far off, but its become a whole new possibility that gets me really excited.  So I guess we'll have to see!

Rambling...I knew it would happen.

No pics for tonight.  Hopefully soon!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


So I figured it might be a good idea to finally do one of these "reflect on 2010" things.  2010 was good to me.. Heres a few pictures. (well maybe a little more then a few... I like pictures.  what can I say??)

 sledding up in salt lake
 skiing at Brighton with Annie and Danielle
 Surprise party for Lauren's 20th Birthday
 Skiing at the Canyons
 Baking ALL the time
 Amanda's Masquerade Birthday Party
 Fun at Brooke and Taylor's Cabin
 Festival of Colors!
 Spending my life in the labs with my favorite CS guys
 CS partyy
 Night skiing at Brighton with Benjamin
 Sunday dinners with some of my favorite people
 Picnic in the park
 Home in Maryland with my sisters
 Flew all the way out to Maryland without my family knowing! (to come watch my dad sing a solo on stage!)
 Awesome new roommates over the summer
 Ward jello/pudding fight!
 Fun in MD (another weekend trip home)
 Spent an awesome birthday with two of my favorite people
 Crazy times with the familia
 Ran my first 10k!!
 Manti pageant with the ward
 NYC for Em's 18th bday
 Nights in DC
 I love DC
Monthly Carmen's runs and playground trips
 Elder Crowder gets home from Hong Kong
 Fun times at Brooke's beautiful house in Alpine
 Hanging with the cousins
 End of the summer spent with LAUREN.  
 Trip to Vegas to visit Karalyn for the weekend
 Tie-dying shirts
 Stopping Voldemort!  
 Trip to Glacier with my family!
 Traditional trip to the Cougareat with the fam
 Reunited with the besties
 Trip to Vegas for JaNae's wedding!
 Sending off Sister Beecroft :(
 BYU football
 Weekly Little Ceasars with the roommates
 Reunited with old roommates
 Kentlands/DC reunion
 General Conference
 Brittany's wedding and seeing family
 Nightmare on 13th!
 Watching Annie and Karalyn dance in DanceSport!
 Thanksgiving with the cousins
 Sleepover with some of my favorite Kentlands girls
 Got the wisdom teeth out
 More trips to DC
Trip to Deep Creek with the Parsons!

oh, and lived with my 3 best friends!  (I'm a little obsessed with these pictures if you couldnt tell)

Wow, there were a lot more then a few pictures!  Its been a great year and I've been so blessed to have had so many fun times with so many awesome people in my life.  Hopefully 2011 will be just as great to me!