Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm happy. Don't I look happy? This is me happy! See! Happy-happy-happy-happy-happy-happy-happy!

Guess the movie!  Mom, you better get this...  I actually looked up the actual quote just now and apparently I've been quoting it wrong for too long.  But anyways, this is ME happy happy happy.

Today was just a good day.  For a long time I feel like I've been in turmoil over my life and growing up and just making so-called "big decisions" (overrated...haha...just kidding, they are big).  But I've almost sorted out most of the big decisions in my life right now and I cant tell you how much I really feel at peace.   Obviously, I don't have all the answers right now, no one really does, but tonight it just hit me that things will all work out eventually...hopefully.  haha.  But for reals, I know they will, even if its rough getting there, I'll hopefully be better in the end for it?

Tonight I've also have had a new found sense of goal setting.  I've always loved setting goals and have usually been semi-ok with motivating myself to accomplish most of my goals if I really set my mind to it.  But, lets be honest, lately I have been horrible, horrible, horrible with my goals.  Thats going to change.  Today.

Well, that better start with going to focus on the mounds of homework and midterms I should be studying for....


p.s. the movie quote is from Mary Kate and Ashley's, It Takes Two.  Super cute movie - go see it.
p.p.s.  Did I mention I forgot how much I absolutely love reading?  I never have time at school to read for fun, but the past few days I've had to read 150 pages of Pride and Prejudice (I have to finish the rest of it in the next two days) and I'm addicted to reading.  If anyone has any great books I should read, please tell!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I wish I could give out all the right answers

In the class I TA for, the students are in the middle of their first midterm.  Different then most midterms - its a programming project.  We aren't allowed to help them like we usually do on projects, and sometimes I really like that, but sometimes I really just wish I could give out all the right answers.  I hate seeing these kids (well I guess they're not really kids) struggle and obviously put in so much time and effort and then ask me a question that I'm not supposed to answer.

Secretly, I totally would help you if I could, but I'm not supposed to, so I don't  (well...that is the majority of the time)

But then again, there are some guys who give me lip when I tell them I cant answer a question, and that makes me really not want to help them at all.

And then there are times when someone will ask me a question SO nicely, I just cant help but respond....and then I feel like I'm giving away too much!

And then there are times when someone will preface their question with "I know you might not be able to answer this, but..."  I hate that, because 90% of the time I cant answer it, but probably 40% of the time I end up answering it reluctantly. Ok maybe not that much, but sometimes I feel like I answer too much (although the students probably think I'm not giving away enough).

Its really not as bad as it sounds, but sometimes I just wish I could give more help on exams.  Why cant everyone just get an A?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So, I've officially decided that turning in a finished computer project makes any day about 1 million times better.  And today was one of those days.  It was a super long and exhausting day, but at the end (finally at about 10:15 pm) I finished my project!!  Best day ever.

p.s. I signed up to run a 10k in the beginning of March (it was $2 off the normal price so I couldn't resist signing up).  Maybe I should start running again one of these days...

p.p.s. My roommate laughs like Ernie :)


Saying goodbye to Elder Jake Crowder :(

Monday, February 7, 2011

Have you seen these??

This weekend we went up to these ice castles in Midway!  They are seriously the coolest things ever.  I was pretty much in awe all night.  I guess the guy who started making them got his inspiration from seeing a sprinkler that had frozen in a tree that had made a really cool creation!  They started making these castles a few weeks ago and supposedly by the end of February they will be 10 feet taller!  You should all go see them!  Pretty awesome.



Me and Richard! sweet lighting, huh?




Thursday, February 3, 2011

True Life

I have slept 26 hours in the last 35 hours (well close to the most recent 35 hours).  Basically its been amazing.  The sad thing is I'm somehow still tired.  Being sick is no fun.

 highlights from Mr BYU 181st Ward Pagent

 Paul's birthday dinner at Red Robin!
Here's some fun pictures from lately

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Confession.

I have written 2010 on every single one of my papers through the entire month of January until yesterday.  I cant believe I'm admitting it, but I had this huge epiphany yesterday in my D&C class that the /10 definitely did not look right.  I cant believe I really didn't notice it.  I checked like all my notes and even my journal...everything /2010.  I must be going crazy.